JEAN CLAUDE BOUTROUILLE
Lighthouse Point, Florida
Jean Claude Boutrouille was Born in Orleans, France where he attended High School in Lycee Pothier with Alain Corneau who went on to become a revered French movie director. JC then headed to the University at the Faculte de Pharmacie de Paris. When in Paris, he so often frequented the Cinematheque de la Rue D'Ulm that he saw over 300 movies a year with the likes of Bertrand Tavernier, Barbet Schroeder, BP Guiremand, Jean Serge Breton, and the poet Yves Martin. During this time, he got also a taste of the music of Luc Ferrari, one of his next door neighbor.
JC spent any vacation time at the Club Med, pursuing his other passions: diving and boating, sometimes with the former commando de marine, Bernard Lacosta. His trip through Central and South America was to be the first of many.
Upon leaving university, the French army drafted JC as a sergeant instructor during the last two years of the Algerian War. The war ended just shortly before his scheduled deployment.
JC worked as a pharmacist throughout France in Orléans, Paris, Cannes, and Mougins. In the 1970's, he moved to Martinique (F.W.I.) and bought his first pharmacy in the city of Schoelcher and his successful pharmacy in Fort-de-France. While working in Martinique, JC met his wife Jacqueline, a practicing family physician, and became father to his only daughter Benedicte.
In 1991 at the end of the Mitterrand years, JC voted with his feet and moved with his family to the United States to Charleston, S.C. They became proud U.S. citizens in 1998. JC and his wife currently reside in Lighthouse Point, Florida where Jacqueline is psychiatrist specializing in addiction. Their daughter Benedicte is an attorney. Their Florida lifestyle reflects an important pattern in their lives, always South and seaside! As best stated by Pierre Schoendorfer in Le Crabe Tambour, “A man is nothing without a boat...”.