Isabelle Adjani

Isabelle Yasmine Adjani (born 27 June 1955) is a French film actress and singer. Adjani has appeared in 30 films since 1970. She holds the record for most César Award for Best Actress with five, for Possession (1981), One Deadly Summer (1983), Camille Claudel (1988), Queen Margot (1994) and Skirt Day (2009). She was also given a double Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award in 1981. She also received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. She performs in French, English, and German.

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The Repentant (2002)

A mysterious woman, dressed in black and carrying a small suitcase, arrives in Nice and tries in vain to get a job in a luxury goods shop. She ends up in a plush hotel where a solitary middle-aged man, engages her to be his companion. They introduce themselves - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laetitia Masson
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Sami Frey  •  Samy Naceri  •  Aurore Clément

A mysterious woman, dressed in black and carrying a small suitcase, arrives in Nice and tries in vain to get a job in a luxury goods shop. She ends up in a plush hotel where a solitary middle-aged man, engages her to be his companion. They introduce themselves - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laetitia Masson
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Sami Frey  •  Samy Naceri  •  Aurore Clément

Toxic Affair (1993)

In this erstwhile comedy, Penelope (Isabelle Adjani) is already sufficiently unsettled by the fact that she is no longer a top model, and must cast around for another occupation. When her boyfriend leaves her, she becomes quite hysterical, conjuring up schemes for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philomène Esposito
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Hippolyte Girardot  •  Clémentine Célarié  •  Fabrice Luchini

In this erstwhile comedy, Penelope (Isabelle Adjani) is already sufficiently unsettled by the fact that she is no longer a top model, and must cast around for another occupation. When her boyfriend leaves her, she becomes quite hysterical, conjuring up schemes for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philomène Esposito
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Hippolyte Girardot  •  Clémentine Célarié  •  Fabrice Luchini

Words in Progress (2004)

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DIRECTION:  Samuel Faure  •  Gilles Jacob
CAST:  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Woody Allen

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DIRECTION:  Samuel Faure  •  Gilles Jacob
CAST:  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Woody Allen

Skirt Day (2008)

A troubled and emotionally fragile woman finds herself at the center of a firestorm, in this gut-wrenching psychological drama.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Lilienfeld
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Denis Podalydès  •  Jackie Berroyer  •  Yann Collette

A troubled and emotionally fragile woman finds herself at the center of a firestorm, in this gut-wrenching psychological drama.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Lilienfeld
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Denis Podalydès  •  Jackie Berroyer  •  Yann Collette

One Hundred and One Nights (1995)

Monsieur Cinema, a hundred years old, lives alone in a large villa. His memories fade away, so he engages a young woman to tell him stories about all the movies ever made. Also a line of movie stars comes to visit him giving him back the pleasure of life - but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agnès Varda
CAST:  Michel Piccoli  •  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Anouk Aimée  •  Henri Garcin

Monsieur Cinema, a hundred years old, lives alone in a large villa. His memories fade away, so he engages a young woman to tell him stories about all the movies ever made. Also a line of movie stars comes to visit him giving him back the pleasure of life - but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agnès Varda
CAST:  Michel Piccoli  •  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Anouk Aimée  •  Henri Garcin

Deadly Circuit (1983)

Beauvoir, lonely, aging private detective, is put on the bloody track of beautiful Catherine Leiris who kills and robs her rich husband(s) on their wedding night. Although he never approaches her directly, he follows her and increasingly feels to be telepathically ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Miller
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Guy Marchand  •  Stéphane Audran

Beauvoir, lonely, aging private detective, is put on the bloody track of beautiful Catherine Leiris who kills and robs her rich husband(s) on their wedding night. Although he never approaches her directly, he follows her and increasingly feels to be telepathically ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Miller
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Guy Marchand  •  Stéphane Audran

To Each His Own Cinema (2007)

A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wong Kar-wai  •  Lars von Trier  •  Roman Polanski  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Bille August  •  Tsai Ming-liang  •  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Manoel de Oliveira  •  David Cronenberg  •  Ken Loach  •  Jane Campion  •  Atom Egoyan  •  Amos Gitai  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Nanni Moretti  •  Aki Kaurismäki  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Takeshi Kitano  •  Chen Kaige  •  Elia Suleiman  •  Walter Salles  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Raúl Ruiz  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Hou Hsiao-hsien  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Jean-Pierre Dardenne  •  Luc Dardenne  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Michael Cimino
CAST:  Pegah Ahangarani  •  Leonid Alexeenko  •  Tarane Alidousti  •  Dàvi Alvarado

A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wong Kar-wai  •  Lars von Trier  •  Roman Polanski  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Bille August  •  Tsai Ming-liang  •  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Manoel de Oliveira  •  David Cronenberg  •  Ken Loach  •  Jane Campion  •  Atom Egoyan  •  Amos Gitai  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Nanni Moretti  •  Aki Kaurismäki  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Takeshi Kitano  •  Chen Kaige  •  Elia Suleiman  •  Walter Salles  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Raúl Ruiz  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Hou Hsiao-hsien  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Jean-Pierre Dardenne  •  Luc Dardenne  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Michael Cimino
CAST:  Pegah Ahangarani  •  Leonid Alexeenko  •  Tarane Alidousti  •  Dàvi Alvarado

Adolphe (2002)

In the nineteenth century, Adolphe, a young man of twenty four carefree years, plans to obtain favors Ellenore, a beautiful woman of thirty years, much more vulnerable. This yields to his advances and he disclaims all. But already, Adolphe loves less. Yet the idea ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benoît Jacquot
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Stanislas Merhar  •  Isild Le Besco  •  Jean Yanne

In the nineteenth century, Adolphe, a young man of twenty four carefree years, plans to obtain favors Ellenore, a beautiful woman of thirty years, much more vulnerable. This yields to his advances and he disclaims all. But already, Adolphe loves less. Yet the idea ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benoît Jacquot
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Stanislas Merhar  •  Isild Le Besco  •  Jean Yanne

Bon Voyage (2003)

On the eve of World War II four Parisians cope with the impending invasion of their city by German forces. While the French government braces for impact, the intersected lives of a young writer, a vain movie star, a French politician and a young scientist are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Rappeneau
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Grégori Derangère  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Virginie Ledoyen

On the eve of World War II four Parisians cope with the impending invasion of their city by German forces. While the French government braces for impact, the intersected lives of a young writer, a vain movie star, a French politician and a young scientist are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Rappeneau
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Grégori Derangère  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Virginie Ledoyen

Subway (1985)

Fred, a raffish safe blower, takes refuge in the Paris Metro after being chased by the henchmen of a shady businessman from whom he has just stolen some documents. While hiding out in the back rooms and conduits of the Metro, Fred encounters a subterranean society ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Christopher Lambert  •  Richard Bohringer  •  Michel Galabru

Fred, a raffish safe blower, takes refuge in the Paris Metro after being chased by the henchmen of a shady businessman from whom he has just stolen some documents. While hiding out in the back rooms and conduits of the Metro, Fred encounters a subterranean society ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Christopher Lambert  •  Richard Bohringer  •  Michel Galabru

Possession (1981)

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A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and bizarre incidents that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrzej Żuławski
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Sam Neill  •  Margit Carstensen  •  Heinz Bennent

A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and bizarre incidents that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrzej Żuławski
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Sam Neill  •  Margit Carstensen  •  Heinz Bennent

Antonieta (1982)

Anna is a psychologist undertaking research about famous suicidal women. She takes a specific interest in the case of Antonieta Rivas Mercado, who killed herself in 1931 in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Saura
CAST:  Hanna Schygulla  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Ignacio López Tarso  •  Carlos Bracho

Anna is a psychologist undertaking research about famous suicidal women. She takes a specific interest in the case of Antonieta Rivas Mercado, who killed herself in 1931 in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Saura
CAST:  Hanna Schygulla  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Ignacio López Tarso  •  Carlos Bracho

The Bronte Sisters (1979)

In a small presbytery in Yorkshire, England, living under the watchful eyes of their aunt and father, a strict Anglican pastor, the Bronte sisters write their first works and quickly become literary sensations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  André Téchiné
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Marie-France Pisier  •  Isabelle Huppert  •  Pascal Greggory

In a small presbytery in Yorkshire, England, living under the watchful eyes of their aunt and father, a strict Anglican pastor, the Bronte sisters write their first works and quickly become literary sensations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  André Téchiné
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Marie-France Pisier  •  Isabelle Huppert  •  Pascal Greggory

Barocco (1976)

A woman falls in love with the man who killed her former boyfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  André Téchiné
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Marie-France Pisier  •  Jean-Claude Brialy

A woman falls in love with the man who killed her former boyfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  André Téchiné
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Marie-France Pisier  •  Jean-Claude Brialy

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

French Women (2014)

A story about 11 girls living in Paris. Each of them has its own problems: career, love life, children. Every girl has their complexes and virtues. They always look elegant, hiding their inner feelings. Will they reach all the goals and overcome all their difficulties?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Audrey Dana
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Alice Belaïdi  •  Laetitia Casta  •  Audrey Dana

A story about 11 girls living in Paris. Each of them has its own problems: career, love life, children. Every girl has their complexes and virtues. They always look elegant, hiding their inner feelings. Will they reach all the goals and overcome all their difficulties?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Audrey Dana
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Alice Belaïdi  •  Laetitia Casta  •  Audrey Dana

You've Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know... (1986)

Short directed by Agnès Varda in 1986 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the French Cinematheque.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agnès Varda
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Agnès Varda

Short directed by Agnès Varda in 1986 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the French Cinematheque.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agnès Varda
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Agnès Varda

Carole Matthieu (2016)

Isabelle Adjani is Carole Matthieu – a workplace physician employed in a call centre who has become emotionally involved in the suffering of her humiliated co-workers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis-Julien Petit
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Corinne Masiero  •  Sarah Suco  •  Ola Rapace

Isabelle Adjani is Carole Matthieu – a workplace physician employed in a call centre who has become emotionally involved in the suffering of her humiliated co-workers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis-Julien Petit
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Corinne Masiero  •  Sarah Suco  •  Ola Rapace

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