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Josiane Balasko

Chief executive officer, Actress, Director, Executive Producer, Adapter/dialogue writer, Dialogue Writer, Author of original work, Screenwriter, Voice, Co-producer, Producer, Participant

    Biography

    Josiane Balasko started out as an actress in cabaret-style theater, most notably with the Splendid Theater company. She appeared in the movies "Le Père Noël est une ordure," "French Fried Vacation," "Men Prefer Fat Girls" and "Too Beautiful for You" by Bertrand Blier, in which her performance opposite Carole Bouquet brought her unanimous acclaim and fame. She also worked as scriptwriter on "Retour en force" by Jean-Marie Poiré (1979) and "Next Year If All Goes Well" by Jean-Loup Hubert (1981). She directed, wrote and starred in "All Mixed Up" (1985), "Les keufs" (1987), "My Life Is Hell" (1991), and the international smash hit, "French Twist" (1995). Her fifth and latest film, “A Big Scream of Love," was the screen version of a play which she wrote and starred in herself. Meanwhile, Balasko pursues her acting career; she stars in Gabriel Aghion's latest film, "The Libertine."

    Companies linked to the person

    Josy Films

    Josy Films

    Activities : Chief executive officer, Producer

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    Filmography (78)

    Bécassine !

    Bécassine !

    (2017 - Post Production)

    Les Nouvelles Aventures de Cendrillon

    Les Nouvelles Aventures de Cendrillon

    (2017)

    Let The Sunshine In

    Let The Sunshine In

    (2017)

    Par tous les seins

    Par tous les seins

    (2015)

    Back to Mom's

    Back to Mom's

    (2015)

    Arrête ton cinéma !

    Arrête ton cinéma !

    (2015)

    Cinéast(e)s

    Cinéast(e)s

    (2014)

    Joséphine, Pregnant & Fabulous

    Joséphine, Pregnant & Fabulous

    (2014)

    The Roommates Party

    The Roommates Party

    (2014)

    Tante Hilda !

    Tante Hilda !

    (2014)

    Gazelles

    Gazelles

    (2013)

    Demi-sœur

    Demi-sœur

    (2012)

    My Heroes

    My Heroes

    (2011)

    Maman

    Maman

    (2011)

    Of Women and Horses

    Of Women and Horses

    (2011)

    Beur sur la ville

    Beur sur la ville

    (2010)

    A Happy Event

    A Happy Event

    (2010)

    Holiday

    Holiday

    (2010)

    Neuilly yo mama

    Neuilly yo mama

    (2009)

    In a foreign land

    In a foreign land

    (2008)

    The Hedgehog - Poster - France

    The Hedgehog

    (2008)

    French Gigolo - Poster - France

    French Gigolo

    (2008)

    Park benches

    Park benches

    (2007)

    A Day at the museum

    A Day at the museum

    (2007)

    The Key

    The Key

    (2007)

    The Red Inn

    The Red Inn

    (2007)

    Friends Forever

    Friends Forever

    (2005)

    It's Our Life!

    It's Our Life!

    (2005)

    J'ai vu tuer Ben Barka

    J'ai vu tuer Ben Barka

    (2005)

    The Ex-Love of My Life

    The Ex-Love of My Life

    (2004)

    Madame Edward and Inspector Leon

    Madame Edward and Inspector Leon

    (2004)

    Hanging Offense

    Hanging Offense

    (2003)

    The Race

    The Race

    (2001)

    Absolument Fabuleux

    Absolument Fabuleux

    (2001)

    A Crime in Paradise

    A Crime in Paradise

    (2000)

    Actors - Poster - France

    Actors

    (2000)

    The Libertine

    The Libertine

    (2000)

    The Frenchman's Son

    The Frenchman's Son

    (1999)

    A Big Scream of Love

    A Big Scream of Love

    (1997)

    Arlette

    Arlette

    (1997)

    Didier

    Didier

    (1996)

    French Twist

    French Twist

    (1994)

    Dead Tired

    Dead Tired

    (1994)

    Tout le monde n'a pas eu la chance d'avoir des parents communistes

    Tout le monde n'a pas eu la chance d'avoir des parents communistes

    (1993)

    Shadow of a Doubt

    Shadow of a Doubt

    (1993)

    My Life Is Hell

    My Life Is Hell

    (1991)

    Les Secrets professionnels du Dr Apfelgluck

    Les Secrets professionnels du Dr Apfelgluck

    (1991)

    Too Beautiful for You - Poster France

    Too Beautiful for You

    (1989)

    Without Fear or Blame

    Without Fear or Blame

    (1988)

    Une nuit à l'Assemblée Nationale

    Une nuit à l'Assemblée Nationale

    (1988)

    Les Keufs

    Les Keufs

    (1987)

    Les Frères Pétard

    Les Frères Pétard

    (1986)

    Nuit d'ivresse

    Nuit d'ivresse

    (1986)

    Slices of Life

    Slices of Life

    (1985)

    Sac de nœuds

    Sac de nœuds

    (1985)

    The Vengeance of the Winged Serpent

    The Vengeance of the Winged Serpent

    (1984)

    La Smala

    La Smala

    (1984)

    Petit Con

    Petit Con

    (1984)

    Signes extérieurs de richesse

    Signes extérieurs de richesse

    (1983)

    Gramps Is in the Resistance

    Gramps Is in the Resistance

    (1983)

    Help! Help! Santa Claus Is On The Loose

    Help! Help! Santa Claus Is On The Loose

    (1982)

    Hotel America

    Hotel America

    (1981)

    Le Maître d'école

    Le Maître d'école

    (1981)

    Men Prefer Fat Girls

    Men Prefer Fat Girls

    (1981)

    Until Next Year / Next Year If All Goes Well

    Until Next Year / Next Year If All Goes Well

    (1981)

    Clara et les chics types

    Clara et les chics types

    (1980)

    Retour en force

    Retour en force

    (1979)

    Les Bronzés font du ski

    Les Bronzés font du ski

    (1979)

    Les Héros n'ont pas froid aux oreilles

    Les Héros n'ont pas froid aux oreilles

    (1978)

    French Fried Vacation

    French Fried Vacation

    (1978)

    Like a Turtle on Its Back

    Like a Turtle on Its Back

    (1978)

    Pauline et l'ordinateur

    Pauline et l'ordinateur

    (1977)

    Les Petits Câlins

    Les Petits Câlins

    (1977)

    Une fille unique

    Une fille unique

    (1977)

    The Animal

    The Animal

    (1977)

    The Sweet Sickness

    The Sweet Sickness

    (1977)

    Monsieur Papa

    Monsieur Papa

    (1977)

    The Tenant

    The Tenant

    (1976)

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    Videos

    21/10/2014

    Rebroadcast of Le cinéma français est en voyage d'affaires

    Trailer : "French Cinoche - Le Cinéma français est en voyage d'affaires" (Canal+ - 2009)

    Portraits (16)

    Photos (42)

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    News (19)

    Festival Selections (4)

    Awards (3)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1996

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1996)

    Awards

    César Award for Best Original or Adapted Screenplay : French Twist 

    Lumiere Awards - 1996

    Lumiere Awards (France, 1996)

    Awards

    Meilleur scénario : French Twist 

    Delegations (27)

    Madrid French Film Mostra - 2000

    Madrid French Film Mostra (Spain, 2000)

    Team

    Actor : The Libertine