Benoît Magimel

Benoît Magimel is a French actor. A prolific actor who was 14 when he appeared in his first film, Magimel has starred in a variety of roles in French cinema. For a number of years, he lived with French actress Juliette Binoche, with whom he co-starred in 1999's Children of the Century and later had a daughter, Hana, born in 1999. The relationship ended in 2003.

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Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004)

No one is safe when seemingly random killings emerge as a deadly pattern intended to usher in the end of the world. A murder victim with the same DNA as Christ. A serial killer mimicking the deaths of the 12 Apostles. Inspector Niemans and a young, rebellious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Dahan
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Benoît Magimel  •  Camille Natta  •  Christopher Lee

No one is safe when seemingly random killings emerge as a deadly pattern intended to usher in the end of the world. A murder victim with the same DNA as Christ. A serial killer mimicking the deaths of the 12 Apostles. Inspector Niemans and a young, rebellious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Dahan
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Benoît Magimel  •  Camille Natta  •  Christopher Lee

Sky Fighters (2005)

Les Chevaliers du ciel (English: Sky Fighters) is a 2005 French film directed by Gérard Pirès about two air force pilots preventing a terrorist attack on the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris. It is based on Tanguy et Laverdure, a comics series by Jean-Michel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Pirès
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  Clovis Cornillac  •  Géraldine Pailhas  •  Alice Taglioni

Les Chevaliers du ciel (English: Sky Fighters) is a 2005 French film directed by Gérard Pirès about two air force pilots preventing a terrorist attack on the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris. It is based on Tanguy et Laverdure, a comics series by Jean-Michel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Pirès
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  Clovis Cornillac  •  Géraldine Pailhas  •  Alice Taglioni

The Piano Teacher (2001)

Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Haneke
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Annie Girardot  •  Benoît Magimel  •  Anna Sigalevitch

Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Haneke
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Annie Girardot  •  Benoît Magimel  •  Anna Sigalevitch

La Haine (1995)

After a chaotic night of rioting in a marginal suburb of Paris, three young friends, Vinz, Hubert and Saïd, wander around unoccupied waiting for news about the state of health of a mutual friend who has been seriously injured when confronting the police.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Hubert Koundé  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Abdel Ahmed Ghili

After a chaotic night of rioting in a marginal suburb of Paris, three young friends, Vinz, Hubert and Saïd, wander around unoccupied waiting for news about the state of health of a mutual friend who has been seriously injured when confronting the police.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Hubert Koundé  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Abdel Ahmed Ghili

The Nest (2002)

Laborie is a high-flying officer in the French special forces. Her mission is to escort Abedin Nexhep, a godfather of the Albanian mafia. Charged with heading a wide-reaching prostitution network, this formidable criminal is due to stand trial before a European ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Florent-Emilio Siri
CAST:  Nadia Farès  •  Richard Sammel  •  Samy Naceri  •  Benoît Magimel

Laborie is a high-flying officer in the French special forces. Her mission is to escort Abedin Nexhep, a godfather of the Albanian mafia. Charged with heading a wide-reaching prostitution network, this formidable criminal is due to stand trial before a European ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Florent-Emilio Siri
CAST:  Nadia Farès  •  Richard Sammel  •  Samy Naceri  •  Benoît Magimel

A Single Girl (1995)

A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benoît Jacquot
CAST:  Virginie Ledoyen  •  Benoît Magimel  •  Dominique Valadié  •  Michel Bompoil

A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benoît Jacquot
CAST:  Virginie Ledoyen  •  Benoît Magimel  •  Dominique Valadié  •  Michel Bompoil

Life Is a Long Quiet River (1988)

Two babies are switched at birth. When the mistake is discovered 12 years later, it leads to complications in the lives of both families. One family is affluent, with dutiful and (apparently) contented children. The other family is poor, with rambunctious (even ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Étienne Chatiliez
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  Valérie Lalande  •  Catherine Hiegel  •  Daniel Gélin

Two babies are switched at birth. When the mistake is discovered 12 years later, it leads to complications in the lives of both families. One family is affluent, with dutiful and (apparently) contented children. The other family is poor, with rambunctious (even ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Étienne Chatiliez
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  Valérie Lalande  •  Catherine Hiegel  •  Daniel Gélin

Lisa (2001)

Errance (2003)

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DIRECTION:  Damien Odoul
CAST:  Laetitia Casta  •  Benoît Magimel  •  Mattéo Tardito  •  Yann Goven

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DIRECTION:  Damien Odoul
CAST:  Laetitia Casta  •  Benoît Magimel  •  Mattéo Tardito  •  Yann Goven

La colline aux mille enfants (1994)

During the Nazi regime in France in World War II, Pastor Fontaine and the town of Chambon undertake a mission to protect and shelter the children of many of the Jews sent to concentration camps.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Louis Lorenzi
CAST:  Patrick Raynal  •  Ottavia Piccolo  •  Jip Wijngaarden  •  Dora Doll

During the Nazi regime in France in World War II, Pastor Fontaine and the town of Chambon undertake a mission to protect and shelter the children of many of the Jews sent to concentration camps.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Louis Lorenzi
CAST:  Patrick Raynal  •  Ottavia Piccolo  •  Jip Wijngaarden  •  Dora Doll

Little White Lies (2010)

Despite a traumatic event, a group of friends decide to go ahead with their annual beach vacation. Their relationships, convictions, sense of guilt and friendship are sorely tested. They are finally forced to own up to the little white lies they've been telling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillaume Canet
CAST:  François Cluzet  •  Benoît Magimel  •  Jean Dujardin  •  Valérie Bonneton

Despite a traumatic event, a group of friends decide to go ahead with their annual beach vacation. Their relationships, convictions, sense of guilt and friendship are sorely tested. They are finally forced to own up to the little white lies they've been telling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillaume Canet
CAST:  François Cluzet  •  Benoît Magimel  •  Jean Dujardin  •  Valérie Bonneton

My Way (2012)

A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from his childhood in Egypt through his success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Florent-Emilio Siri
CAST:  Jérémie Renier  •  Benoît Magimel  •  Monica Scattini  •  Sabrina Seyvecou

A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from his childhood in Egypt through his success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Florent-Emilio Siri
CAST:  Jérémie Renier  •  Benoît Magimel  •  Monica Scattini  •  Sabrina Seyvecou

For a Woman (2013)

After the death of her mother, Anne makes a shocking discovery: an old photograph casts doubt on her origins and leads her to discover a mysterious uncle who lived with her parents after the war. As she lifts the lid on a long forgotten family secret, the young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diane Kurys
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  Mélanie Thierry  •  Nicolas Duvauchelle  •  Sylvie Testud

After the death of her mother, Anne makes a shocking discovery: an old photograph casts doubt on her origins and leads her to discover a mysterious uncle who lived with her parents after the war. As she lifts the lid on a long forgotten family secret, the young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diane Kurys
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  Mélanie Thierry  •  Nicolas Duvauchelle  •  Sylvie Testud

Strange Gardens (2003)

Lucien, 14, can’t understand why his father, a serious and respected teacher, makes a fool of himself by dressing up as a clown and giving a show. André, Lucien’s father’s best friend, feels for the teenager and decides to reveal something from their mutual past ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Jacques Villeret  •  André Dussollier  •  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Benoît Magimel

Lucien, 14, can’t understand why his father, a serious and respected teacher, makes a fool of himself by dressing up as a clown and giving a show. André, Lucien’s father’s best friend, feels for the teenager and decides to reveal something from their mutual past ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Jacques Villeret  •  André Dussollier  •  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Benoît Magimel

Headwinds (2011)

Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jalil Lespert
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  Isabelle Carré  •  Antoine Duléry  •  Bouli Lanners

Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jalil Lespert
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  Isabelle Carré  •  Antoine Duléry  •  Bouli Lanners

Special Forces (2011)

Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit begins between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stéphane Rybojad
CAST:  Diane Kruger  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Benoît Magimel  •  Denis Ménochet

Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit begins between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stéphane Rybojad
CAST:  Diane Kruger  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Benoît Magimel  •  Denis Ménochet

Possibility of an Island (2008)

La Possibilité d'une île is a 2008 film directed by Michel Houellebecq, loosely based on his 2005 novel The Possibility of an Island.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Houellebecq
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  Ramata Koite  •  Patrick Bauchau  •  Andrzej Seweryn

La Possibilité d'une île is a 2008 film directed by Michel Houellebecq, loosely based on his 2005 novel The Possibility of an Island.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Houellebecq
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  Ramata Koite  •  Patrick Bauchau  •  Andrzej Seweryn

Already Dead (1998)

A young pizza-deliverer, Andréa, introduces Laure, a 20 year old girl he barely knows, to his friend David, a wealthy layabout who is looking for models for his porn photo agency. Eager for an easy escape from her dull life, Laure agrees to attend an audition with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Dahan
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Benoît Magimel  •  Zoé Félix  •  Clément Sibony

A young pizza-deliverer, Andréa, introduces Laure, a 20 year old girl he barely knows, to his friend David, a wealthy layabout who is looking for models for his porn photo agency. Eager for an easy escape from her dull life, Laure agrees to attend an audition with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Dahan
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Benoît Magimel  •  Zoé Félix  •  Clément Sibony

Traceless (2010)

Étienne Meunier (Benoît Magimel) is a young executive who has everything going for him. His career is skyrocketing and he is about to become #1 at work, he is married to a picture-perfect wife, has a dream home and money. To top it off, he's charming, healthy and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Grégoire Vigneron
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  François-Xavier Demaison  •  Julie Gayet  •  Léa Seydoux

Étienne Meunier (Benoît Magimel) is a young executive who has everything going for him. His career is skyrocketing and he is about to become #1 at work, he is married to a picture-perfect wife, has a dream home and money. To top it off, he's charming, healthy and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Grégoire Vigneron
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  François-Xavier Demaison  •  Julie Gayet  •  Léa Seydoux

The Counsel (2010)

A new lawyer, looking to establish himself, wins a difficult case and deals with the unforeseen consequences that may destroy him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cédric Anger
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  Aïssa Maïga  •  Éric Caravaca  •  Vincent Demoury

A new lawyer, looking to establish himself, wins a difficult case and deals with the unforeseen consequences that may destroy him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cédric Anger
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  Aïssa Maïga  •  Éric Caravaca  •  Vincent Demoury
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