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Christopher Frank

Christopher Frank, 50, a British-born director/screenwriter who carved a career in France with a series of psychological dramas often centered on women, died Nov. 21 in Paris of a heart attack.

The son of English director Charles Frank and a French mother, Frank was educated at a high school in Deauville and later settled permanently in France.

After the success of his novel “La nuit americaine” in 1974, he worked on scripts for a number of directors, including Michel Deville, Andrzej Zulawski (“L’important c’est d’aimer”), Pierre Granier-Deferre, Alain Delon, Jacques Deray (“Trois hommes a battre”), and Bob Swaim (“L’Atlantide”).

From 1981 he turned to directing his own material, first with “Josepha,” featuring Miou-Miou, and notably with “Femmes de personne,” teaming the trio of Marthe Keller, Caroline Celleier and Fanny Cottencon.

Other films include the St. Tropez-set drama-thriller “L’annee des meduses” and the thriller “Spirale.” At the time of his death he had just finished work on “Elles n’oublient jamais,” a blackly humored drama about a woman pursuing her married lover.

Survivors include his wife and son.

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