Christine Pascal

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Christine Pascal
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Born (1953-11-29)November 29, 1953
Lyon, Rhône
Died August 30, 1996(1996-08-30) (aged 42)
Garches, Hauts-de-Seine
Occupation Actress, screenwriter, director
Spouse(s) Robert Boner (1982-1996)

Christine Pascal (November 29, 1953 – August 30, 1996) was a French actress, writer and director.

Biography[edit]

Born in Lyon, Rhône, Pascal made her film debut at 21 in Michel Mitrani's Les Guichets du Louvre (1974), and began an association with Bertrand Tavernier with her next film, L'Horloger de Saint-Paul (1974). Other films with Tavernier include Que la fête commence (1975), for which she received a César nomination for Best Supporting Actress; The Judge and the Assassin (1976); Des enfants gatés (1977), which she co-scripted; and Round Midnight. Other film appearances include Black Thursday (1974), La Meilleure façon de marcher (1976), The Maids of Wilko (1979), Entre Nous (1983), and Le Grand Chemin (1987). She made her directorial debut with Félicité, and also directed La Garce, Zanzibar, Le Petit prince a dit (which won the Louis Delluc Prize) and Adultère, mode d'emploi.[1]

Pascal had contemplated suicide at various times in her life, and Félicité, the first film she directed, opens with a suicide scene. In 1984, when asked how she would like to die, she reputedly said, "En me suicidant, le moment venu." ("By killing myself, when the time comes").

In 1996, while staying in a psychiatric hospital in the Paris suburb of Garches, Pascal committed suicide by throwing herself out of a window.[2][3] She is buried in Cimetière du Père Lachaise in Paris. In 2003, the psychiatrist whose care Pascal was under was sentenced to 1 year in prison for failing to take appropriate action to prevent her suicide.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1974 L' Horloger de Saint-Paul Liliane Torrini
Les Guichets du Louvre Jeanne
1975 Que la fête commence... Emilie
Cécile ou La Raison des femmes: Vivre à deux Cécile TV mini-series
Le docteur noir Pauline
1976 La meilleure façon de marcher Chantal
The Judge and the Assassin one of the strikers uncredited
1977 Rendez-vous en noir the fiancée TV mini-series
L'imprécateur Betty Saint-Ramé TV movie
Des enfants gâtés Anne Torrini
Les Indiens sont encore loin Lise
1978 Chaussette surprise Juliette
1979 On efface tout Anne Glizer
Félicité Félicité
The Maids of Wilko Tunia
Paco l'infaillible Maria
1980 Le Chemin perdu Liza
1981 Au bon beurre Josette TV movie
Das Haus im Park Simone TV movie
1982 Bonbons en gros Jeannette
1983 Elle voulait faire du cinéma Alice Guy-Blaché TV movie
Entre Nous Sarah
Cinéma 16 Isabelle TV series
Faux fuyants the filmmaker
1985 Train d'enfer Isabelle
Signé Charlotte Christine
Elsa, Elsa the "true" Elsa
1986 Round Midnight Sylvie
1987 Le grand chemin Claire (Louis' mother)
Promis... juré! Madeleine
1988 La travestie Christine
La couleur du vent Hélène Plazy
1989 Série noire Corinne TV series
Pause-café Josiane Vernon
1990 A Ilha Linda Walsh
Navarro Sylvie Rivette TV series
L'ami Giono: Le déserteur Marie-Jeanne TV movie
Le sixième doigt Viviane
1991 Rien que des mensonges Lise
1992 La femme de l'amant Laetitia TV movie
1994 Les patriotes Laurence
Le sourire Chantal
Regarde les hommes tomber Sandrine

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Result Award Category Film or series
1976 Nominated César Awards Best Supporting Actress Que la fête commence
1993 Nominated Best Film Le Petit prince a dit
Nominated Best Director Le Petit prince a dit
1992 Won Louis Delluc Prize Prix Louis Delluc Le Petit prince a dit
Montréal World Film Festival Best Screenplay Le Petit prince a dit (Shared with Robert Boner)

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