Élie Chouraqui

Élie Chouraqui (born 3 July 1950) is a French film director and scriptwriter. His 1996 film Les menteurs was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival. He made several films with Anouk Aimée. In his younger days he was a volleyball enthusiast and was captain of the French Volleyball team at the European and World championships winning 112 caps. He commentated on volleyball from French Television at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Source: Article "Élie Chouraqui" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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And Now My Love (1974)

The movie follows the lives of a woman and a man starting from several generations earlier. The story spans a whole century and several continents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Lelouch
CAST:  Marthe Keller  •  André Dussollier  •  Charles Denner  •  Carla Gravina

The movie follows the lives of a woman and a man starting from several generations earlier. The story spans a whole century and several continents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Lelouch
CAST:  Marthe Keller  •  André Dussollier  •  Charles Denner  •  Carla Gravina

Man on Fire (1987)

Creasy, a traumatized ex-CIA agent, gets a job as a bodyguard for Samantha, the twelve-year-old daughter of a wealthy Italian family living in a swanky villa on the shores of Lake Como.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Scott Glenn  •  Jade Malle  •  Joe Pesci  •  Brooke Adams

Creasy, a traumatized ex-CIA agent, gets a job as a bodyguard for Samantha, the twelve-year-old daughter of a wealthy Italian family living in a swanky villa on the shores of Lake Como.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Scott Glenn  •  Jade Malle  •  Joe Pesci  •  Brooke Adams

The Slap (1974)

A Parisian teacher (Lino Ventura) loses his cool when his teenage daughter tells him she plans to drop out of school and move in with her boyfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Pinoteau
CAST:  Lino Ventura  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Annie Girardot  •  Francis Perrin

A Parisian teacher (Lino Ventura) loses his cool when his teenage daughter tells him she plans to drop out of school and move in with her boyfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Pinoteau
CAST:  Lino Ventura  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Annie Girardot  •  Francis Perrin

The Liars (1996)

Zac is a well-respected French filmmaker who creates a major uproar when for no apparent reason he suddenly vanishes from his posh Parisian apartment leaving behind his lover Helene, a popular star. Marcus, his producer searches for eight months before locating Zac ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Jean-Hugues Anglade  •  Valeria Bruni‑Tedeschi  •  Lorraine Bracco  •  Sami Frey

Zac is a well-respected French filmmaker who creates a major uproar when for no apparent reason he suddenly vanishes from his posh Parisian apartment leaving behind his lover Helene, a popular star. Marcus, his producer searches for eight months before locating Zac ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Jean-Hugues Anglade  •  Valeria Bruni‑Tedeschi  •  Lorraine Bracco  •  Sami Frey

The one I love (2009)

Isabelle est une trentenaire célibataire (depuis qu'elle est divorcée). Elle est belle, sexy, drôle, émouvante, intelligente... Irrésistible ! Elle est numéro 2 d'un journal qu'elle a créé avec Brice son partenaire et qu'elle dirige d'une main de fer même pas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Barbara Schulz  •  Gérard Darmon  •  Anton Balekdjian  •  Marc Lavoine

Isabelle est une trentenaire célibataire (depuis qu'elle est divorcée). Elle est belle, sexy, drôle, émouvante, intelligente... Irrésistible ! Elle est numéro 2 d'un journal qu'elle a créé avec Brice son partenaire et qu'elle dirige d'une main de fer même pas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Barbara Schulz  •  Gérard Darmon  •  Anton Balekdjian  •  Marc Lavoine

Qu'est-ce qui fait courir David ? (1982)

David, a Jewish filmmaker in his thirties, is working on a screenplay with autobiographical overtones. His girlfriend, Anna, with whom he lives, finds his story very narcissistic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Charles Aznavour  •  Nicole Garcia  •  Francis Huster  •  Danièle Delorme

David, a Jewish filmmaker in his thirties, is working on a screenplay with autobiographical overtones. His girlfriend, Anna, with whom he lives, finds his story very narcissistic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Charles Aznavour  •  Nicole Garcia  •  Francis Huster  •  Danièle Delorme

The Groundhogs (1993)

A story of a family with numerous members drowned in their sentimental problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Jean-Hugues Anglade  •  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Christine Boisson  •  André Dussollier

A story of a family with numerous members drowned in their sentimental problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Jean-Hugues Anglade  •  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Christine Boisson  •  André Dussollier

Happy New Year (1973)

Gangster with his accomplice prepares to take part in the "first psychological hold-up in the history of crime". Next door to the jewellers of Van Cleef & Arpels, on the Croisette, in Cannes, the find the shop of a beautiful antiques dealer who befriends the group. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Lelouch
CAST:  Lino Ventura  •  Françoise Fabian  •  Charles Gérard  •  André Falcon

Gangster with his accomplice prepares to take part in the "first psychological hold-up in the history of crime". Next door to the jewellers of Van Cleef & Arpels, on the Croisette, in Cannes, the find the shop of a beautiful antiques dealer who befriends the group. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Lelouch
CAST:  Lino Ventura  •  Françoise Fabian  •  Charles Gérard  •  André Falcon

The Beautiful Story (1992)

A film with emphasis on visuals and music, the plot concerns characters who meet in present time, mainly the male gypsy Jesus, and the female thief and con-artist Odona, who share parallel experiences from lives 2000 years in the past. These stories are juxtaposed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Lelouch
CAST:  Gérard Lanvin  •  Béatrice Dalle  •  Vincent Lindon  •  Marie-Sophie L.

A film with emphasis on visuals and music, the plot concerns characters who meet in present time, mainly the male gypsy Jesus, and the female thief and con-artist Odona, who share parallel experiences from lives 2000 years in the past. These stories are juxtaposed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Lelouch
CAST:  Gérard Lanvin  •  Béatrice Dalle  •  Vincent Lindon  •  Marie-Sophie L.

The Student (1988)

An ambitious teaching student's finals studies are interrupted by a passionate affair with a jazz musician.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Pinoteau
CAST:  Sophie Marceau  •  Vincent Lindon  •  Élisabeth Vitali  •  Jean-Claude Leguay

An ambitious teaching student's finals studies are interrupted by a passionate affair with a jazz musician.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Pinoteau
CAST:  Sophie Marceau  •  Vincent Lindon  •  Élisabeth Vitali  •  Jean-Claude Leguay

Money Money Money (1972)

When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Lelouch
CAST:  Lino Ventura  •  Jacques Brel  •  Charles Denner  •  Charles Gérard

When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Lelouch
CAST:  Lino Ventura  •  Jacques Brel  •  Charles Denner  •  Charles Gérard

Harrison's Flowers (2000)

1991. Harrison Lloyd, a renowned photojournalist covering the war in Yugoslavia, is reported missing. Sarah, his wife, convinced that he is not dead, decides to go to Bosnia to find him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Andie MacDowell  •  Elias Koteas  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  Adrien Brody

1991. Harrison Lloyd, a renowned photojournalist covering the war in Yugoslavia, is reported missing. Sarah, his wife, convinced that he is not dead, decides to go to Bosnia to find him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Andie MacDowell  •  Elias Koteas  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  Adrien Brody

Ô Jerusalem (2006)

A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Maria Papas  •  Patrick Bruel  •  Ian Holm

A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Maria Papas  •  Patrick Bruel  •  Ian Holm

The Origin of Violence (2016)

A French teacher makes a startling discovery while on a trip to Buchenwald.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Richard Berry  •  Stanley Weber  •  César Chouraqui  •  Michel Bouquet

A French teacher makes a startling discovery while on a trip to Buchenwald.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Richard Berry  •  Stanley Weber  •  César Chouraqui  •  Michel Bouquet

Les dix commandements (2001)

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DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Daniel Levi  •  Ahmed Mouici  •  Ginie Line  •  Pablo Villafranca

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DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Daniel Levi  •  Ahmed Mouici  •  Ginie Line  •  Pablo Villafranca

Une Page d'amour (1980)

In Passy, ​​Paris, 1895. The young widow Hélène calls the doctor Henri Deberle during the night, when her daughter Jeanne suddenly gets breathless. Together they spend the night at the bedside, and it develops from a trusting encounter a love relationship. When the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Anouk Aimée  •  Bruno Cremer  •  Frédérique Alexandre  •  Nelly Borgeaud

In Passy, ​​Paris, 1895. The young widow Hélène calls the doctor Henri Deberle during the night, when her daughter Jeanne suddenly gets breathless. Together they spend the night at the bedside, and it develops from a trusting encounter a love relationship. When the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Anouk Aimée  •  Bruno Cremer  •  Frédérique Alexandre  •  Nelly Borgeaud

Mon premier amour (1978)

This sentimental drama is the story of the relationship between a lovely mother and her 20-year-old son who never really knew her. When he learns that she is dying of leukemia, he tries to get to know her. By the end of the film, the two have reconciled and she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Anouk Aimée  •  Richard Berry  •  Nathalie Baye  •  Gabriele Ferzetti

This sentimental drama is the story of the relationship between a lovely mother and her 20-year-old son who never really knew her. When he learns that she is dying of leukemia, he tries to get to know her. By the end of the film, the two have reconciled and she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Anouk Aimée  •  Richard Berry  •  Nathalie Baye  •  Gabriele Ferzetti
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