Sofia Essaïdi

Iznogoud (2005)

In Baghdad the Magnificent reigns Haroun al Plassid, who is the Caliph. There also dwells Iznogoud, who wants to be the Caliph. The irascible Grand Vizier hatches plot after plot to remove his ruler and take his place—melting Djinn, invisibility spell, cursed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Braoudé
CAST:  Michaël Youn  •  Jacques Villeret  •  Fred Jaspart  •  Franck Dubosc

In Baghdad the Magnificent reigns Haroun al Plassid, who is the Caliph. There also dwells Iznogoud, who wants to be the Caliph. The irascible Grand Vizier hatches plot after plot to remove his ruler and take his place—melting Djinn, invisibility spell, cursed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Braoudé
CAST:  Michaël Youn  •  Jacques Villeret  •  Fred Jaspart  •  Franck Dubosc

Sex, Lies and Surgery (2012)

John - conscientious and romantic - and Michael - thoughtless and unfaithful - are surgeons at their father’s private hospital. John felt madly in love with Priscilla, a wonderful nurse. But he is betrayed by Michael who decides to marry her. Shattered by his loss, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Artus de Penguern
CAST:  Bruno Salomone  •  Natacha Lindinger  •  Michel Aumont  •  Artus de Penguern

John - conscientious and romantic - and Michael - thoughtless and unfaithful - are surgeons at their father’s private hospital. John felt madly in love with Priscilla, a wonderful nurse. But he is betrayed by Michael who decides to marry her. Shattered by his loss, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Artus de Penguern
CAST:  Bruno Salomone  •  Natacha Lindinger  •  Michel Aumont  •  Artus de Penguern

Mea Culpa (2014)

Franck and Simon are both good cops. They work as partners. But their lives take a tailspin when Simon, driving drunk, causes a tragic car wreck. A few years later, out of the police, he is forced to take matters into his own hands when his family is in danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Cavayé
CAST:  Vincent Lindon  •  Gilles Lellouche  •  Nadine Labaki  •  Gilles Cohen

Franck and Simon are both good cops. They work as partners. But their lives take a tailspin when Simon, driving drunk, causes a tragic car wreck. A few years later, out of the police, he is forced to take matters into his own hands when his family is in danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Cavayé
CAST:  Vincent Lindon  •  Gilles Lellouche  •  Nadine Labaki  •  Gilles Cohen

Aïcha : Vacances infernales (2012)

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DIRECTION:  Yamina Benguigui
CAST:  Sofia Essaïdi  •  Amidou  •  Biyouna  •  Farida Khelfa

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DIRECTION:  Yamina Benguigui
CAST:  Sofia Essaïdi  •  Amidou  •  Biyouna  •  Farida Khelfa

Aïcha : La grande débrouille (2011)

Rid of her rival Gloria, Aïcha will do everything to make her boss proud, with Ginette's help. Patrick presents her with a love ultimatum: their mothers must meet. And to top it off, things are getting worse in the neighborhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yamina Benguigui
CAST:  Sofia Essaïdi  •  Rabia Mokeddem  •  Amidou  •  Bunny Godillot

Rid of her rival Gloria, Aïcha will do everything to make her boss proud, with Ginette's help. Patrick presents her with a love ultimatum: their mothers must meet. And to top it off, things are getting worse in the neighborhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yamina Benguigui
CAST:  Sofia Essaïdi  •  Rabia Mokeddem  •  Amidou  •  Bunny Godillot

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DIRECTION:  Yamina Benguigui
CAST:  Sofia Essaïdi  •  Rabia Mokeddem  •  Amidou  •  Bunny Godillot

Un petit mensonge (2009)

In the schoolyard, Chloe, 8, pushes your buttons to Hugo to force him to talk to Eric, his future new dad, who soon leaves his wife and children to live with her and her mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denis Malleval
CAST:  Frédéric van den Driessche  •  Gaëla Le Devehat  •  Micky Sébastian  •  Nina Cohen

In the schoolyard, Chloe, 8, pushes your buttons to Hugo to force him to talk to Eric, his future new dad, who soon leaves his wife and children to live with her and her mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denis Malleval
CAST:  Frédéric van den Driessche  •  Gaëla Le Devehat  •  Micky Sébastian  •  Nina Cohen

Cléopâtre, la dernière Reine d'Egypte (2009)

51 avant Jésus Christ. A la mort de leur père, Cléopâtre et son jeune frère Ptolémée héritent d'un immense empire : la terre fabuleuse des pharaons d'Égypte. Ecartée du pouvoir par son frère qui va jusqu'à tenter de l'assassiner pour régner seul, Cléopâtre est ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kamel Ouali
CAST:  Sofia Essaïdi  •  Florian Étienne  •  Christopher Stills  •  Mehdi Kerkouche

51 avant Jésus Christ. A la mort de leur père, Cléopâtre et son jeune frère Ptolémée héritent d'un immense empire : la terre fabuleuse des pharaons d'Égypte. Ecartée du pouvoir par son frère qui va jusqu'à tenter de l'assassiner pour régner seul, Cléopâtre est ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kamel Ouali
CAST:  Sofia Essaïdi  •  Florian Étienne  •  Christopher Stills  •  Mehdi Kerkouche

Aïcha (2009)

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DIRECTION:  Yamina Benguigui
CAST:  Sofia Essaïdi  •  Rabia Mokeddem  •  Amidou  •  Bunny Godillot

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DIRECTION:  Yamina Benguigui
CAST:  Sofia Essaïdi  •  Rabia Mokeddem  •  Amidou  •  Bunny Godillot

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DIRECTION:  François Goetghebeur
CAST:  Patrick Bruel  •  Bénabar  •  Julien Clerc  •  Patrick Fiori

Les Héritiers (2021)

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DIRECTION:  Jean-Marc Brondolo
CAST:  Pierre Perrier  •  Carole Weyers  •  Idir Chender  •  Sofia Essaïdi

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DIRECTION:  Jean-Marc Brondolo
CAST:  Pierre Perrier  •  Carole Weyers  •  Idir Chender  •  Sofia Essaïdi

Nostalgia (2022)

Felice Lasco returns to the Sanità district to look after his sick and dying mother after 45 years spent between the Middle East and Africa. In Naples he waits to meet Oreste, a friend of the past, who has become a criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Martone
CAST:  Pierfrancesco Favino  •  Francesco Di Leva  •  Tommaso Ragno  •  Aurora Quattrocchi

Felice Lasco returns to the Sanità district to look after his sick and dying mother after 45 years spent between the Middle East and Africa. In Naples he waits to meet Oreste, a friend of the past, who has become a criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Martone
CAST:  Pierfrancesco Favino  •  Francesco Di Leva  •  Tommaso Ragno  •  Aurora Quattrocchi

Overdose (2022)

Captain Sara Bellaiche, from Toulouse Judiciary Police branch, is investigating a go-fast linked to the murder of two teenagers, an investigation led by Richard Cross, from the Paris Criminal Brigade. Forced to collaborate in order to find the murderer and stop the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Marchal
CAST:  Sofia Essaïdi  •  Assaad Bouab  •  Alberto Ammann  •  Nicolas Cazalé

Captain Sara Bellaiche, from Toulouse Judiciary Police branch, is investigating a go-fast linked to the murder of two teenagers, an investigation led by Richard Cross, from the Paris Criminal Brigade. Forced to collaborate in order to find the murderer and stop the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Marchal
CAST:  Sofia Essaïdi  •  Assaad Bouab  •  Alberto Ammann  •  Nicolas Cazalé

What's Wrong with My Family? (2022)

Céline and Mathieu, a couple in their thirties who are farmers, are fighting relentlessly to adopt a child without any progress in their file. One day, they meet Darius and Julien, a homosexual couple who have started the process of GPA in Canada. The idea made its ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hélène Angel
CAST:  Sofia Essaïdi  •  Malik Zidi  •  Benjamin Siksou  •  Roby Schinasi

Céline and Mathieu, a couple in their thirties who are farmers, are fighting relentlessly to adopt a child without any progress in their file. One day, they meet Darius and Julien, a homosexual couple who have started the process of GPA in Canada. The idea made its ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hélène Angel
CAST:  Sofia Essaïdi  •  Malik Zidi  •  Benjamin Siksou  •  Roby Schinasi

Tel Aviv Beirut (2023)

With the backdrop of the 1980s Israeli-Lebanese conflict, this road movie portrays the journey of women separated from their families by the border.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michale Boganim
CAST:  Zalfa Seurat  •  Sarah Adler  •  Shlomi Elkabetz  •  Sofia Essaïdi

With the backdrop of the 1980s Israeli-Lebanese conflict, this road movie portrays the journey of women separated from their families by the border.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michale Boganim
CAST:  Zalfa Seurat  •  Sarah Adler  •  Shlomi Elkabetz  •  Sofia Essaïdi