Solveig Dommartin

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Solveig Dommartin
WingsofDesireMarion.jpg
In Wings of Desire (1987)
Born 16 May 1961
Paris, France
Died 11 January 2007(2007-01-11) (aged 45)
Paris, France

Solveig Dommartin (16 May 1961 – 11 January 2007) was a French actress.

Her acting career began in the theatre with "Compagnie Timothee Laine" and with the "Theater Labor Warschau".[1] She had her first experiences with film as an assistant of Jacques Rozier.

Her debut as a film actress was in Wings of Desire (1987), by Wim Wenders. She learned circus acrobatics for the role in only eight weeks,[2] and performed without using a stunt double. She co-authored Until the End of the World (1991) with Wenders and travelled around the world with him in search of locations for the project.

Wim Wenders said about Until the End of the World: "Solveig Dommartin and I had written the story of our film together, and we thought that we only had the right to enter into such a sacred area like a person's dreams, if we would bring something into the work that was sacred to ourselves".

Dommartin died of a heart attack in Paris in 2007 at the age of 45.[2] She was survived by her daughter, Venus.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Wings of Desire Marion
1989 The Prisoner of St. Petersburg Elena
1990 Je t'ai dans la peau Jeanne
No Fear, No Die Toni
1991 Until the End of the World Claire Tourneur
1993 Faraway, So Close! Marion
1994 I Can't Sleep Blonde Woman
1997 Eiffel Tower Trilogy: Height, Weight & Gravity Solveig Short

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Cinéma Cinémas Herself TV Series Documentary
1995 Navarro Clémence Larue Episodes:
"L'ombre d'un père"
"Sentiments mortels"
1996 Commandant Nerval Suzy Episode: "A qui profite le crime?"

Editor

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Tokyo-Ga Editor Documentary

Writer

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Until the End of the World Writer

Director

Year Title Role Notes
1998 It Would Only Take a Bridge Short

External links

  • Solveig Dommartin on IMDb
  • Variety.com Obituary
  • Commemorative article by Maxim Jakubowski in The Guardian
  • "Seeing With A Child's Heart," 1995 Interview with Richard Raskin

References

  1. ^ https://variety.com/2007/film/news/french-actress-dommartin-dies-at-45-1117958008/
  2. ^ a b Jakubowski, Maxim (6 February 2007). "Solveig Dommartin, Wenders' fearless angel". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 3 April 2014.


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