Pascal Bonitzer

Pascal Bonitzer

Pascal Bonitzer in 2010
Born (1946-02-01) 1 February 1946
Paris, France
Occupation Screenwriter, film director, actor, film critic
Years active 1967–present

Pascal Bonitzer (French: [bɔnitsɛʁ]; born 1 February 1946) is a French screenwriter, film director, actor and former film critic for Cahiers du cinéma. He has written for 48 films and has appeared in 30 films since 1967. He starred in Raúl Ruiz's 1978 film The Suspended Vocation.[1][2]

Personal life

He has a daughter, actress Agathe Bonitzer, with filmmaker Sophie Fillières.[3]



Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter Actor
1967 Vampirisme Yes Short film
1976 Moi, Pierre Rivière, ayant égorgé ma mère, ma sœur et mon frère... Yes Collaboration
1978 L'Exercice du pouvoir Yes
1978 The Suspended Vocation Yes
1979 The Brontë Sisters Yes Yes


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter Actor
1980 Simone Barbes or Virtue Yes
1980 Snakes and Ladders Yes TV short
1980 Une voix Yes Short film
1980 Le Borgne Yes
1981 L'Ombre rouge Yes
1982 Jimmy Jazz Yes Yes Short film
193 Balles perdues Yes
1983 Liberty Belle Yes Yes
1984 Tricheurs Yes
1984 Love on the Ground Yes Yes
1985 Rouge-gorge Yes
1985 Hurlevent Yes
1986 Golden Eighties Yes
1986 Scene of the Crime Yes
1987 Les Innocents Yes
1988 The Beggars Yes
1988 Daniel endormi Yes Short film
1989 Gang of Four Yes
1989 Les Bois noirs Yes
1989 Winter's Child Yes
1989 Les Sirènes Yes Yes Short film


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter Actor
1990 Un jeu d'enfant Yes Scenario collaborator
1990 Mistress of Suspense Yes TV series
1991 L'Amour maudit de Leisenbohg Yes Telefilm
1991 La Belle Noiseuse Yes
1991 Night and Day Yes
1991 Le Ciel de Paris Yes
1992 La Chasse aux papillons Yes
1993 My Favorite Season Yes Nominated—César Award for Best Writing
1993 Couples et Amants Yes
1994 Joan the Maiden, Part 1: The Battles Yes
1994 Joan the Maiden, Part 2: The Prisons Yes
1994 Grande Petite Yes
1995 Le Fils de Gascogne Yes
1995 Up, Down, Fragile Yes
1995 Don't Forget You're Going to Die Yes
1996 Thieves Yes Scenario collaborator
1996 Three Lives and Only One Death Yes Yes
1996 Encore Yes Yes Yes Prix Jean Vigo
Nominated—César Award for Best First Feature Film
1997 Genealogies of a Crime Yes Yes
1997 Night of Destiny Yes
1998 Secret Defense Yes
1999 Rien sur Robert Yes Yes Yes
1999 Les Agneaux Yes Telefilm
1999 Les Infortunes de la beauté Yes
1999 Augustin, King of Kung-Fu Yes


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter Actor
2000 Lumumba Yes
2001 Man of the Crowds Yes
2001 Va savoir Yes
2001 Alias Betty Yes
2002 Like an Airplane Yes
2003 Small Cuts Yes Yes Nominated—Berlin Film Festival - Golden Bear
2003 The Story of Marie and Julien Yes
2003 Hot House Yes Telefilm
2004 Changing Times Yes Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay
2004 Why (Not) Brazil? Yes
2006 L'Affaire Villemin Yes TV mini-series
2006 Made in Paris Yes Yes
2007 The Duchess of Langeais Yes
2007 The Key Yes
2008 The Great Alibi Yes Yes
2009 La Grande Vie Yes
2009 Around a Small Mountain Yes
2009 Don't Look Back Yes
2009 Suite noire Yes TV series


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter Actor
2010 Chantrapas Yes
2012 Looking for Hortense Yes Yes
2012 The Gordji Affair Yes Telefilm
2014 Gemma Bovery Yes
2014 Murder in Pacot Yes
2014 Valentin Valentin Yes Yes
2016 Agnus Dei Yes
2016 Tout de suite maintenant Yes Yes
2016 Le Jeune Karl Marx Yes


  1. "Le Cinéma de Raoul Ruiz: La vocation suspendue". Retrieved 26 October 2009.
  2. "NY Times: La vocation suspendue". NY Retrieved 26 October 2009.
  3. "Agathe Bonitzer : "J'ai longtemps éprouvé un réel sentiment d'imposture"". L'Express. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
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