SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY 2009 Neuilly sa mère !, dir. Gabriel La Ferrière Quelque chose à te dire | Blame it On Mum, dir. Cécile Télerman
Pascal Elbé Pascal Elbé likes comedies, but he adds drama to his characters, as in Quelque chose à te dire, Comme les autres, and Romaine par moins 30.
Romaine par moins 30 | Romaine 30° Below, dir. Agnès Obadia 2008 Comme les autres | Baby Love, dir. Vincent Garenq L’Emmerdeur | A Pain in the Ass, dir. Francis Veber Cortex, dir. Nicolas Boukhrief 2007 Le Dernier gang | Masked Mobsters, dir. Ariel Zeitoun La Tête de maman | In Mom’s Head, dir. Carine Tardieu 3 Amis, dir. Michel Boujenah Les Insoumis | Crossfire, dir. Claude-Michel Rome 2006 Mauvaise foi | Bad Faith, dir. Roschdy Zem 2005 Le Cactus, dir. Michel Munz & Gérard Bitton 2004 L’Amour aux trousses, dir. Philippe de Chauveron 2003 Les Mauvais joueurs | Gamblers, dir. Frédéric Balekdjian 2002 Tout pour plaire | Thirty-Five Something, dir. Cécile Telerman Père et fils | Father and Sons, dir. Michel Boujenah 2001 Vertiges de l’amour | Love Vertigo, dir. Laurent Chouchan 1998 Les Parasites, dir. Philippe de Chauveron 1997 XXL, dir. Ariel Zeitoun 1996 Fallait pas, dir. Gérard Jugnot 20
After a childhood spent in Strasbourg, Pascal Elbé begins his acting career on stage. He co-writes with two friends two comic plays which had great success at the Splendid and at the Cafe de la Gare: Charité bien ordonnée (1992) and Tout baigne (1999). Simultaneously, he appears on screen in Gerard Jugnot’s comedy Fallait pas (1996). Pascal Elbé becomes successful in 2003 thanks to the sweet comedy Père et Fils, directed by Michel Boujenah, in which he plays the role of one of Philippe Noiret’s three sons. Co-starring with Charles Berling and Bruno Putzulu, he is the revelation of this film that he co-wrote, and is nominated for the “Best Male Newcomer” César award. He then works on a succession of tandem comedies (L’amour aux trousses with Jean Dujardin, 2004, Le cactus with Clovis Cornillac, 2005). The same year, he makes a great performance in the thriller Les Mauvais joueurs (Gamblers). Heartthrob in some roles (Tout pour plaire, 2002, by Cécile Telerman), best buddy in others (Mes amis mes amours, 2006), he plays with his image of handsome man in the gay comedy Comme les autres (2008) where he is Lambert Wilson’s partner. Pascal Elbé, trustful friend, meets again with the directors of his debut in 2007: Ariel Zeitoun (Le Dernier Gang) and Michel Boujenah (Trois amis). When he decides to direct his first film (La Tête de turc) in 2009, he gives the lead role to Roschdy Zem who directed him in Mauvaise foi (Bad Faith, 2006). IN FRENCH (WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES) 2009
Brochure of tthe First In French (with English Subtitles!) Film Festival, December 4-6 2009, Manhattan, New york