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Stéphane Riethauser

Stéphane Riethauser was born in 1972 in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds a law degree from the University of Geneva. Over the years, he has been working as a teacher, gay activist, photographer, editor, journalist and translator – before becoming a television director. He is the author of “A visage découvert”, a photography book about coming out (Ed. Slatkine, 2000), and has created numerous documentaries and reports for Swiss Radio Television RTS (2003-2008). He also produced and co-directed documentary feature “Frozen in Time” on painter Marius Borgeaud (Lambda Prod, 2007). Since 2009, Stéphane Riethauser has lived and worked as an independent filmmaker in Berlin. In 2012, he released "Prora", his first fiction short film, selected at more than 100 festivals wordwide and winner of 13 awards.

Short film credits

Image from Prora


Switzerland | Mar 2012 | 23:00
Prora, on the Baltic Sea. Mysterious, endless. In this deserted former Nazi holiday camp, German and French teenagers Jan and Matthieu embark on an ad...
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