Gérald Laroche

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Night Shift (2001)

A worker in a bottle factory, Pierre decides to switch from day shift to night shift. In his new team, he runs into Fred, a charismatic and violent guy. Fred says loudly that Pierre is his boyfriend. In fact, he never misses an opportunity to bully or humiliate him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Le Guay
CAST:  Gérald Laroche  •  Marc Barbé  •  Luce Mouchel  •  Bastien Le Roy

A worker in a bottle factory, Pierre decides to switch from day shift to night shift. In his new team, he runs into Fred, a charismatic and violent guy. Fred says loudly that Pierre is his boyfriend. In fact, he never misses an opportunity to bully or humiliate him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Le Guay
CAST:  Gérald Laroche  •  Marc Barbé  •  Luce Mouchel  •  Bastien Le Roy

J'irai au paradis car l'enfer est ici (1997)

In this French gangster drama, a young hoodlum, new to his famed father's dubious profession, successfully completes his first hit but then finds himself trapped in between a brutal vendetta between rival gangs. To save himself, Francois joins forces with a motley ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Xavier Durringer
CAST:  Arnaud Giovaninetti  •  Daniel Duval  •  Gérald Laroche  •  Claire Keim

In this French gangster drama, a young hoodlum, new to his famed father's dubious profession, successfully completes his first hit but then finds himself trapped in between a brutal vendetta between rival gangs. To save himself, Francois joins forces with a motley ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Xavier Durringer
CAST:  Arnaud Giovaninetti  •  Daniel Duval  •  Gérald Laroche  •  Claire Keim

Michou d'Auber (2007)

Set in France during the struggle for Algerian independence, Messaoud's mother is terminally ill and his father, needing to work long hours in the factory, can't look after him, so decides to put him and his older brother Abdel in foster care. Sent to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Gilou
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Nathalie Baye  •  Mathieu Amalric  •  Samy Seghir

Set in France during the struggle for Algerian independence, Messaoud's mother is terminally ill and his father, needing to work long hours in the factory, can't look after him, so decides to put him and his older brother Abdel in foster care. Sent to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Gilou
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Nathalie Baye  •  Mathieu Amalric  •  Samy Seghir

The Last Deadly Mission (2008)

A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Marchal
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Olivia Bonamy  •  Catherine Marchal  •  Francis Renaud

A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Marchal
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Olivia Bonamy  •  Catherine Marchal  •  Francis Renaud

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DIRECTION:  Laurent Bénégui
CAST:  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Samir Guesmi  •  Jean-Pierre Malo  •  Michel Aumont

Love Crime (2010)

In the sterile setting of a powerful multinational, A ruthless corporate executive and her ambitious protégée bare their claws in a vicious battle for supremacy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Corneau
CAST:  Ludivine Sagnier  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Patrick Mille  •  Guillaume Marquet

In the sterile setting of a powerful multinational, A ruthless corporate executive and her ambitious protégée bare their claws in a vicious battle for supremacy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Corneau
CAST:  Ludivine Sagnier  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Patrick Mille  •  Guillaume Marquet

Sidestroke (1993)

Clara (Karin Viard) is a stripper with a high-strung, jealous boyfriend with the curious name of Loockeed (Antoine Chappey). The couple are friends with the even-temperred, almost saintly Max (Gerald Laroche), an auto mechanic. The three of them set out from their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Xavier Durringer
CAST:  Karin Viard  •  Gérald Laroche  •  Antoine Chappey  •  Eric Savin

Clara (Karin Viard) is a stripper with a high-strung, jealous boyfriend with the curious name of Loockeed (Antoine Chappey). The couple are friends with the even-temperred, almost saintly Max (Gerald Laroche), an auto mechanic. The three of them set out from their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Xavier Durringer
CAST:  Karin Viard  •  Gérald Laroche  •  Antoine Chappey  •  Eric Savin

The Second Wind (2007)

Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a traitor to his own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Corneau
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Monica Bellucci  •  Michel Blanc  •  Jacques Dutronc

Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a traitor to his own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Corneau
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Monica Bellucci  •  Michel Blanc  •  Jacques Dutronc

Nelly (2005)

The four days following the death of a small town doctor, seen through the eyes of Nelly, his wife, a nurse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laure Duthilleul
CAST:  Sophie Marceau  •  Antoine Chappey  •  Fabio Zenoni  •  Gérald Laroche

The four days following the death of a small town doctor, seen through the eyes of Nelly, his wife, a nurse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laure Duthilleul
CAST:  Sophie Marceau  •  Antoine Chappey  •  Fabio Zenoni  •  Gérald Laroche

Tomorrow at Dawn (2009)

Mathieu, a piano virtuoso, goes home to help his brother Paul to take care of their sick mother. Paul is into reenacting old battles, dressing up and getting into character, even dueling if necessary. Mathieu gets involved in this world and play becomes real.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denis Dercourt
CAST:  Vincent Perez  •  Jérémie Renier  •  Anne Marivin  •  Gabriella Wright

Mathieu, a piano virtuoso, goes home to help his brother Paul to take care of their sick mother. Paul is into reenacting old battles, dressing up and getting into character, even dueling if necessary. Mathieu gets involved in this world and play becomes real.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denis Dercourt
CAST:  Vincent Perez  •  Jérémie Renier  •  Anne Marivin  •  Gabriella Wright

Fan-Fan the Tulip (2003)

In this 2003 remake of the classic 1952 French film, Fanfan la Tulipe is a swashbuckling lover who is tricked into joining the army of King Louis XV by Adeline La Franchise, who tells Fanfan that by doing so, he will eventually marry one of the king's daughters  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Krawczyk
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Vincent Perez  •  Didier Bourdon  •  Michel Muller

In this 2003 remake of the classic 1952 French film, Fanfan la Tulipe is a swashbuckling lover who is tricked into joining the army of King Louis XV by Adeline La Franchise, who tells Fanfan that by doing so, he will eventually marry one of the king's daughters  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Krawczyk
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Vincent Perez  •  Didier Bourdon  •  Michel Muller

Maléfique (2003)

In a penitentiary, four prisoners occupy a cell: Carrère, who used his company to commit a fraud and was betrayed by his wife; the drag Marcus and his protégée, the retarded Paquerette, who ate his six month old sister; and the intellectual, Lassalle who killed his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Valette
CAST:  Gérald Laroche  •  Philippe Laudenbach  •  Clovis Cornillac  •  Dimitri Rataud

In a penitentiary, four prisoners occupy a cell: Carrère, who used his company to commit a fraud and was betrayed by his wife; the drag Marcus and his protégée, the retarded Paquerette, who ate his six month old sister; and the intellectual, Lassalle who killed his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Valette
CAST:  Gérald Laroche  •  Philippe Laudenbach  •  Clovis Cornillac  •  Dimitri Rataud

The Snake (2007)

A ruthless gang led by private detective Joseph Plender is extorting rich people and famous fashion photographer Vincent Mandel seems the next victim. He is married to Hélène, daughter of one of the richest people in Europe, but not quite happily. In fact the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Barbier
CAST:  Yvan Attal  •  Clovis Cornillac  •  Pierre Richard  •  Simon Abkarian

A ruthless gang led by private detective Joseph Plender is extorting rich people and famous fashion photographer Vincent Mandel seems the next victim. He is married to Hélène, daughter of one of the richest people in Europe, but not quite happily. In fact the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Barbier
CAST:  Yvan Attal  •  Clovis Cornillac  •  Pierre Richard  •  Simon Abkarian

Dante 01 (2008)

Deep space, at the edge of the galaxy. The future. A new prisoner arrives on top security prison ship and psychiatric research unit Dante 01. Sole survivor of an encounter with an alien force beyond imagining, Saint Georges is a man possessed by inner demons, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Caro
CAST:  Lambert Wilson  •  Linh-Dan Pham  •  Simona Măicănescu  •  Dominique Pinon

Deep space, at the edge of the galaxy. The future. A new prisoner arrives on top security prison ship and psychiatric research unit Dante 01. Sole survivor of an encounter with an alien force beyond imagining, Saint Georges is a man possessed by inner demons, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Caro
CAST:  Lambert Wilson  •  Linh-Dan Pham  •  Simona Măicănescu  •  Dominique Pinon

The tramp of the Somme (2015)

The unidentified body of a homeless man was found on a dune of the Somme. Fatally shot shotgun ... shot in the back. Pure accident? Homicide concealed? Intentional killing otherwise called "murder"? The local Gendarmerie Brigade is in charge of the case, under the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude-Michel Rome
CAST:  Sonia Rolland  •  Jérôme Robart  •  Charlotte Kady  •  François Feroleto

The unidentified body of a homeless man was found on a dune of the Somme. Fatally shot shotgun ... shot in the back. Pure accident? Homicide concealed? Intentional killing otherwise called "murder"? The local Gendarmerie Brigade is in charge of the case, under the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude-Michel Rome
CAST:  Sonia Rolland  •  Jérôme Robart  •  Charlotte Kady  •  François Feroleto

Blind Date (2015)

He invents puzzles. He’s committed body and soul to his work and needs silence to be able to concentrate. She is an accomplished pianist and can’t live without music. She must prepare for a competition that could change her life. They are going to be forced to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clovis Cornillac
CAST:  Clovis Cornillac  •  Mélanie Bernier  •  Lilou Fogli  •  Philippe Duquesne

He invents puzzles. He’s committed body and soul to his work and needs silence to be able to concentrate. She is an accomplished pianist and can’t live without music. She must prepare for a competition that could change her life. They are going to be forced to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clovis Cornillac
CAST:  Clovis Cornillac  •  Mélanie Bernier  •  Lilou Fogli  •  Philippe Duquesne

Paris by Night (2012)

Police commander Simon Weiss, head of the division that supervises Paris’s demi-monde, starts out on his nightly tour of bars, discos and strip clubs, making sure once again that the owners don’t bend the rules too far. Weiss knows he’s between a rock and hard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Lefebvre
CAST:  Roschdy Zem  •  Samuel Le Bihan  •  Grégory Fitoussi  •  Jean-Pierre Martins

Police commander Simon Weiss, head of the division that supervises Paris’s demi-monde, starts out on his nightly tour of bars, discos and strip clubs, making sure once again that the owners don’t bend the rules too far. Weiss knows he’s between a rock and hard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Lefebvre
CAST:  Roschdy Zem  •  Samuel Le Bihan  •  Grégory Fitoussi  •  Jean-Pierre Martins

State Affairs (2009)

A plane explodes above the Gulf of Guinea. An escort girl is murdered in a Parisian park. Thousands of miles separate these two events, and yet Nora Chahyd, believes there's a connection between them, much to his superiors chagrin. As Nora investigates, getting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Valette
CAST:  André Dussollier  •  Thierry Frémont  •  Rachida Brakni  •  Christine Boisson

A plane explodes above the Gulf of Guinea. An escort girl is murdered in a Parisian park. Thousands of miles separate these two events, and yet Nora Chahyd, believes there's a connection between them, much to his superiors chagrin. As Nora investigates, getting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Valette
CAST:  André Dussollier  •  Thierry Frémont  •  Rachida Brakni  •  Christine Boisson

Lady Bar 2 (2009)

The sequel of Lady Bar follows Jean and Pat opening a match-making resort on a beautiful Thai island while Jean's friend Polo finds himself soul-searching in a buddhist monastry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Xavier Durringer
CAST:  Eric Savin  •  Bruno López  •  Dao Paratee  •  Edouard Montoute

The sequel of Lady Bar follows Jean and Pat opening a match-making resort on a beautiful Thai island while Jean's friend Polo finds himself soul-searching in a buddhist monastry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Xavier Durringer
CAST:  Eric Savin  •  Bruno López  •  Dao Paratee  •  Edouard Montoute
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