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Michel Subor, French Actor and Star of Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Le Petit Soldat,’ Dies at 86

Jackson Kim Murphy Michel Subor, a French actor who rose to international acclaim for his lead performance in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 feature “Le Petit Soldat” and his narration for François Truffaut’s 1962 romance “Jules et Jim,” died on Monday in a French hospital following a car accident. He was 86 years old.News of Subor’s death was shared by director Claire Denis on her Instagram and reported by the daily French newspaper Libération.

Subor and Denis had collaborated numerous times over the past decades, with their partnership beginning with Subor’s performance in Denis’ 1999 feature “Beau Travail.”“Michel Subor, the big little soldier is dead,” Denis wrote. Her words have been translated from French.

“Our Bruno, the commander.” A post shared by Claire Denis (@clairedenis6)Born Mischa Subotzki in Paris, France on Feb. 2, 1935, Subor was raised by parents who had immigrated from the Soviet Union a few years earlier.

Subor’s career as an actor began with smaller parts, playing roles alongside Dany Robin in 1955’s “Frou-Frou,” Jean-Paul Belmondo in 1958’s “Un drôle de dimanche” and Jean Richard in 1959’s “Mon pote le gitan.” His first lead performance came with Roger Vadim’s 1961 sex comedy “Le Bride sur le Cou” in which he starred alongside Brigitte Bardot. Subor is also featured in François Truffaut’s “Jules et Jim,” one of the most enduring features of the French New Wave, as the film’s narrator.In 1960, Subor collaborated with actress Anna Karina and director Jean-Luc Godard on “Le Petit Soldat,” the filmmaker’s follow-up to his landmark 1960 debut “Breathless.” The film faced controversy at the time for its depiction of the use of torture by French and Algerian forces in the Algerian Revolution.

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Jackson Kim Murphy Michel Subor, a French actor who rose to international acclaim for his lead performance in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 feature “Le Petit Soldat” and his narration for François Truffaut’s 1962 romance “Jules et Jim,” died on Monday in a French hospital following a car accident. He was 86 years old.News of Subor’s death was shared by director Claire Denis on her Instagram and reported by the daily French newspaper Libération.
Elsa Keslassy International CorrespondentOscar-winning French actor Juliette Binoche has given her sprawling career a second wind with striking performances in Claire Denis’ comedy drama “Let The Sunshine In” and sci-fi “High Life” (opposite Robert Pattinson). Best known by American audiences for her romantic roles in Anthony Minghella’s “The English Patient” and Lasse Hallström’s “Chocolat,” Binoche has worked with some of the most revered filmmakers worldwide, including Abbas Kiarostami (“Copie Conforme”), Leos Carax (“Les amants du Pont-Neuf”), Michael Haneke (“Caché”) and Olivier Assayas (“Clouds of Sils Maria”).In her latest film, “Between Two Worlds,” Binoche stars as a well-known author from Paris who goes undercover in Northern France for her new book on low-paid workers facing injustices.

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