Christine Pascal

Active - 1973 - 1995  |   Born - Nov 29, 1953   |   Died - Aug 30, 1996   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy Drama

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

French actress-turned-screenwriter, director and producer, Christine Pascal was much loved in her native country. Her most honored film was Le Petit Prince Dit/And the Little Prince Said (1992). Pascal made her film debut appearing in Michel Mitrani's Les Guichet des Louvres (1973). In her next film, L'Horloger de Saint Paul/The Clockmaker of Saint Paul (1973), Pascal began a fruitful professional association with film-critic-turned-director Bertrand Tavernier. Other Tavernier films in which she appeared include: L'Juge et l'Assassin/The Judge and the Assassin (1975) and the excellent Que La Fete Commence (1975). Other notable directors with whom she has worked include Pedro Almodovar and Diane Kurys. Pascal made her directorial debut with Le Garce (1980). She also wrote the film's screenplay. Previously, Pascal had co-scripted Tavernier's Des Enfants Gate in 1977. Her subsequent filmmaking efforts were met with interest and anticipation. Her final film was Adultere (un Mode de Emploi) (1995). Pascal apparently had mental problems and was staying in a Paris psychiatric hospital when she was found dead in her room on August 30, 1996. The death was ruled a suicide.

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