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Pascal Chaumeil is a Actor, Director, First Assistant Director, Second Unit Director of Photography and Second Unit French born on 9 february 1961

Pascal Chaumeil

Pascal Chaumeil
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Nationality France
Birth 9 february 1961
Death 27 august 2015 (at 54 years)

Pascal Chaumeil né le 9 février 1961 à Paris, mort le 27 août 2015 est un réalisateur, scénariste et dialoguiste français.

Biography

Il débute comme assistant réalisateur en 1988, collaborant à plusieurs reprises avec Luc Besson ; en 1996, il est le réalisateur de la deuxième équipe sur Le Cinquième Élément. Il travaille pour la télévision et tourne plus d'une centaine de films publicitaires entre 1997 et 2005.

En 2010, sort son premier long-métrage, L'Arnacœur. Cette comédie romantique racontant la rencontre de deux trentenaires interprétés par Romain Duris et Vanessa Paradis rassemble quatre millions de spectateurs français, et reçoit cinq nominations aux Césars.

Il confirme avec une autre comédie romantique en 2012, intitulée Un plan parfait et menée par Diane Kruger et Dany Boon. Les personnages sont cette fois presque quadragénaires, et l'histoire les amène au Kenya et à Moscou.

En 2014, il dirige Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul et Imogen Poots dans la comédie dramatique indépendante A Long Way Down, adaptée du roman Vous descendez ?, de Nick Hornby, mais toujours inédite en France.

Il poursuit dans cette veine internationale en réalisant les deux premiers épisodes de la série franco-britannique Spotless, diffusée en mars 2015 par la chaîne Canal+.
Il meurt le 27 août 2015 des suites d'un cancer. Il aura eu le temps de finir entièrement son dernier film Un petit boulot, post production comprise.

Best films

The Fifth Element (1997)
(Second Unit Director of Photography)
Heartbreaker (2010)
(Director)
Léon: The Professional (1994)
(First Assistant Director)
A Perfect Plan (2012)
(Director)
The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time (1998)
(Director)

Usually with

Luc Besson
Luc Besson
(2 films)
Maïwenn
Maïwenn
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Pascal Chaumeil (10 films)

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Actor

A New Life
A New Life (1993)
, 2h2
Directed by Olivier Assayas
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Sophie Aubry, Judith Godrèche, Bernard Giraudeau, Christine Boisson, Philippe Torreton, Bernard Verley
Roles gérant du magasin
Rating69% 3.4722553.4722553.4722553.4722553.472255
Ludovic, avocat de son métier, a deux filles nées de mères différentes, mais il n'en a élevé qu'une (Lise) et la considère comme sa fille unique; l'autre (Tina) vit avec sa mère (Nadine) avec qui Ludovic n'a vécu que brièvement et qui depuis, a eu d'autres hommes dans sa vie, dont un lui a fait deux autres enfants (actuellement en bas âge). Dans la scène initiale du film qui confronte Tina et Nadine, on comprend que celle-ci est dans un état psychologique instable (de type bipolaire). Sa fille semble même craindre qu'elle ne se suicide.

Director

Un petit boulot
Directed by Pascal Chaumeil
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Romain Duris, Michel Blanc, Alice Belaïdi, Alex Lutz, Charlie Dupont, Philippe Grand'Henry
Rating64% 3.2323553.2323553.2323553.2323553.232355
Jacques vit dans une petite ville belge touchée par la fermeture de l'usine dans laquelle beaucoup d'habitants travaillaient. Séparé de sa copine et endetté, il est abordé par un malfrat local qui lui propose un contrat : tuer sa femme. Jacques accepte la proposition.
A Long Way Down, 1h36
Directed by Pascal Chaumeil
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Aaron Paul, Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette, Sam Neill
Rating63% 3.1982453.1982453.1982453.1982453.198245
Martin Sharp (Pierce Brosnan) is contemplating suicide on New Year's Eve on the roof of the Toppers Building, high above London's streets. He is interrupted by a woman, Maureen (Toni Collette), who has the same fate in mind. She shyly offers to wait her turn, until two other strangers, a young woman named Jess (Imogen Poots) and a pizza deliverer called J.J. (Aaron Paul), also turn up.
A Perfect Plan, 1h44
Directed by Pascal Chaumeil
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Actors Diane Kruger, Dany Boon, Alice Pol, Robert Plagnol, Jonathan Cohen, Étienne Chicot
Rating62% 3.139093.139093.139093.139093.13909
Isabelle (Diane Kruger) is prepared to marry Pierre (Robert Plagnol), the man she has loved for the past ten years. First she has to overcome a curse that her female family members have been battling for years—that all their first marriages end in divorce. Isabelle comes up with the perfect plan. She will marry a stranger and get a quick divorce to avoid the curse and be happily married forever the second time. She flies to Copenhagen and finds the perfect pigeon in Jean Yves (Dany Boon), an editor for the “Guide du Routard”, but her plans are complicated when he believes that she is in love with him. When Isabelle's arranged marriage goes awry, she tracks down the pigeon in hopes she can somehow marry him and divorce him without too much trouble. When he travels to Kenya, she follows him in the hope that he will sign her divorce papers.
Heartbreaker, 1h45
Directed by Pascal Chaumeil
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes La provence
Actors Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, François Damiens, Julie Ferrier, Andrew Lincoln, Jacques Frantz
Rating67% 3.396883.396883.396883.396883.39688
The bulk of the story takes place in Monaco. Charming attractive Alex (Romain Duris), his sister Mélanie (Julie Ferrier), and her husband Marc (François Damiens), operate a unique business for concerned third-party clients—breaking up relationships, but only where the woman is "not knowingly unhappy." The trio concoct elaborate, custom, and sometimes expensive ruses to deceive the women. After each woman has fallen for his act, Alex tells her she has made him come alive again, but that it is too late for him. The women presumably leave their relationships to seek men who make them feel the way Alex has.
The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time, 1h58
Directed by Jean-Marie Poiré, Pascal Chaumeil
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Comic science fiction
Themes Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films
Actors Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Muriel Robin, Christian Bujeau, Marie-Anne Chazel, Claire Nadeau
Rating60% 3.047713.047713.047713.047713.04771
Le comte Godefroy de Montmirail est enfin parvenu à retourner dans son époque en compagnie, croit-il, de son écuyer Jacquouille la Fripouille, et à éviter l'assassinat de son futur beau-père, le duc Fulbert de Pouille. Mais Jacquouille, ayant découvert et pris plaisir à la vie harmonieuse du XX siècle, a fait en sorte d'envoyer son descendant, Jacques-Henri Jacquart, au Moyen Âge.
L'Œil au beur(re) noir, 1h30
Directed by Pascal Chaumeil, Serge Meynard
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about racism
Actors Julie Jézéquel, Pascal Légitimus, Smaïn, Patrick Braoudé, Jean-Paul Lilienfeld, Dominique Lavanant
Rating57% 2.865022.865022.865022.865022.86502
Rachid est un jeune beur qui enchaîne les petits boulots, et use de drôles de stratagèmes pour séduire les filles : avec l'aide de complices faisant semblant d'agresser les demoiselles, il se fait passer pour un preux chevalier venant s'interposer dans la fausse bagarre. Un jour, le stratagème tourne mal, Virginie, la demoiselle visée, réussit à se défendre seule et à envoyer les complices au tapis. Pire encore, la jeune femme tape dans l'œil d'un autre passant venu s'interposer, Denis, jeune artiste peintre antillais. Malgré cette rivalité amoureuse naissante, Rachid et Denis vont mutualiser leurs efforts dans la recherche impossible d'un appartement. Virginie essayera de les aider en demandant à son beau-père, qui travaille dans l'immobilier, de leur louer un appartement récemment libre. Denis et Rachid vont alors être confrontés au racisme des propriétaires en général, et de ce beau-père en particulier.

Director

Léon: The Professional, 1h50
Directed by Luc Besson
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mob film, Action, Crime
Themes Films about children, Mafia films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello, Peter Appel, Michael Badalucco
Roles First Assistant Director
Rating85% 4.2987854.2987854.2987854.2987854.298785
Leone "Léon" Montana (Jean Reno) is a hitman (or "cleaner", as he refers to himself) living a solitary life in New York City's Little Italy. His work comes from a mafioso named Tony (Danny Aiello). Léon spends his idle time engaging in calisthenics, nurturing a houseplant, and watching old films.

Cameraman

The Fifth Element, 2h6
Directed by Luc Besson
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Space adventure films, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Ian Holm, Charlie Creed-Miles
Roles Second Unit Director of Photography
Rating76% 3.8477353.8477353.8477353.8477353.847735
In 1914, aliens known as Mondoshawans arrive at an ancient Egyptian temple to collect, for safekeeping, the only weapon capable of defeating a great evil that appears every 5,000 years. The weapon consists of four stones, representing the four classical elements, and a sarcophagus containing a fifth element in the form of a human, which combines the power of the other four elements into a divine light capable of defeating the evil. The Mondoshawans promise their human contact, a priest from a secret order, that they will come back with the element stones in time to stop the great evil when it returns.

Team

The Fifth Element, 2h6
Directed by Luc Besson
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Space adventure films, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Ian Holm, Charlie Creed-Miles
Roles Second Unit
Rating76% 3.8477353.8477353.8477353.8477353.847735
In 1914, aliens known as Mondoshawans arrive at an ancient Egyptian temple to collect, for safekeeping, the only weapon capable of defeating a great evil that appears every 5,000 years. The weapon consists of four stones, representing the four classical elements, and a sarcophagus containing a fifth element in the form of a human, which combines the power of the other four elements into a divine light capable of defeating the evil. The Mondoshawans promise their human contact, a priest from a secret order, that they will come back with the element stones in time to stop the great evil when it returns.