Benoît Poelvoorde

Benoît Poelvoorde (born 22 September 1964, in Namur, Belgium) is a Belgian actor and comedian.

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Man Bites Dog (1992)

The activities of rampaging, indiscriminate serial killer Ben are recorded by a willingly complicit documentary team, who eventually become his accomplices and active participants. Ben provides casual commentary on the nature of his work and arbitrary musings on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Rémy Belvaux  •  André Bonzel
CAST:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert  •  Rémy Belvaux  •  Jenny Drye

The activities of rampaging, indiscriminate serial killer Ben are recorded by a willingly complicit documentary team, who eventually become his accomplices and active participants. Ben provides casual commentary on the nature of his work and arbitrary musings on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Rémy Belvaux  •  André Bonzel
CAST:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert  •  Rémy Belvaux  •  Jenny Drye

Podium (2004)

Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive. He's married and has a son. He used to have another profession: being French star Claude Francois. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming up, he must choose between his wife or the only thing that makes him happy: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yann Moix
CAST:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Jean-Paul Rouve  •  Julie Depardieu  •  Marie Guillard

Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive. He's married and has a son. He used to have another profession: being French star Claude Francois. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming up, he must choose between his wife or the only thing that makes him happy: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yann Moix
CAST:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Jean-Paul Rouve  •  Julie Depardieu  •  Marie Guillard

Hikers (1997)

A quartet of Parisians embark upon a guided hike in Corsica and end up working through the sometimes comical chaos of their individual lives while becoming lost and contending with such obstacles as bad weather and aching bodies. Both of the female hikers are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Harel
CAST:  Philippe Harel  •  Vincent Elbaz  •  Géraldine Pailhas  •  Karin Viard

A quartet of Parisians embark upon a guided hike in Corsica and end up working through the sometimes comical chaos of their individual lives while becoming lost and contending with such obstacles as bad weather and aching bodies. Both of the female hikers are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Harel
CAST:  Philippe Harel  •  Vincent Elbaz  •  Géraldine Pailhas  •  Karin Viard

Mammuth (2010)

Serge Pilardosse vient d'avoir 60 ans. Il travaille depuis l'âge de 16 ans, jamais au chômage, jamais malade. Mais l'heure de la retraite a sonné, et c'est la désillusion : il lui manque des points, certains employeurs ayant oublié de le déclarer ! Poussé par ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gustave Kervern  •  Benoît Delépine
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Yolande Moreau  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Benoît Poelvoorde

Serge Pilardosse vient d'avoir 60 ans. Il travaille depuis l'âge de 16 ans, jamais au chômage, jamais malade. Mais l'heure de la retraite a sonné, et c'est la désillusion : il lui manque des points, certains employeurs ayant oublié de le déclarer ! Poussé par ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gustave Kervern  •  Benoît Delépine
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Yolande Moreau  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Benoît Poelvoorde

The Other Dumas (2010)

Alexandre Dumas, at the height of his career, takes Auguste Maquet, his chief literary collaborator or 'ghost writer' ten years his junior, to meet a young unknown admirer, Charlotte Desrives. The two men are at the summit of their artistic collaboration for they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Safy Nebbou
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Mélanie Thierry  •  Dominique Blanc  •  Catherine Mouchet

Alexandre Dumas, at the height of his career, takes Auguste Maquet, his chief literary collaborator or 'ghost writer' ten years his junior, to meet a young unknown admirer, Charlotte Desrives. The two men are at the summit of their artistic collaboration for they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Safy Nebbou
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Mélanie Thierry  •  Dominique Blanc  •  Catherine Mouchet

Just for Laughs (1996)

Michel and Juliette have just broken up over Michel's affair with the much younger Romance. Alice and Nicolas are still together, but maybe this is because Nicolas does not know of Alice's affair with handsome sports photographer Gaspard. This sly sex comedy, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Ornella Muti  •  Jean-Pierre Léaud  •  Antoine Chappey  •  Tonie Marshall

Michel and Juliette have just broken up over Michel's affair with the much younger Romance. Alice and Nicolas are still together, but maybe this is because Nicolas does not know of Alice's affair with handsome sports photographer Gaspard. This sly sex comedy, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Ornella Muti  •  Jean-Pierre Léaud  •  Antoine Chappey  •  Tonie Marshall

Romantics Anonymous (2010)

What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René, the boss of a small chocolate factory, and Angélique, a gifted chocolate maker he has just hired. What occurs when a highly emotional man meets a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Améris
CAST:  Isabelle Carré  •  Lorella Cravotta  •  Lise Lamétrie  •  Swann Arlaud

What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René, the boss of a small chocolate factory, and Angélique, a gifted chocolate maker he has just hired. What occurs when a highly emotional man meets a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Améris
CAST:  Isabelle Carré  •  Lorella Cravotta  •  Lise Lamétrie  •  Swann Arlaud

Cow-boy (2007)

Nothing to Declare (2010)

During the elimination of the Belgian/French border in the 90s, a Belgian customs officer is forced to team up with one of his French counterparts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dany Boon
CAST:  Dany Boon  •  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Christel Pedrinelli  •  Joachim Ledeganck

During the elimination of the Belgian/French border in the 90s, a Belgian customs officer is forced to team up with one of his French counterparts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dany Boon
CAST:  Dany Boon  •  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Christel Pedrinelli  •  Joachim Ledeganck

Twice Upon a Time (2012)

Mathias, aboard a ship with his wife, sees a boy with a striking resemblance to himself and is called - Mathias. He then tracks him to a town north of France to discover that the boys parents are exactly like his parents, only to know that his life is payed over ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Rouve
CAST:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Jean-Paul Rouve  •  Arly Jover  •  Miou-Miou

Mathias, aboard a ship with his wife, sees a boy with a striking resemblance to himself and is called - Mathias. He then tracks him to a town north of France to discover that the boys parents are exactly like his parents, only to know that his life is payed over ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Rouve
CAST:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Jean-Paul Rouve  •  Arly Jover  •  Miou-Miou

The Big Bad Wolf (2013)

Once upon a time in 2012, three brothers lived happily. One day their mom fell into a coma. So Henri, Philippe, and Louis suddenly started wondering about the meaning of their lives and were swamped by a wave of existential doubts. An entirely new situation for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Lavaine  •  Nicolas Charlet
CAST:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Kad Merad  •  Fred Testot  •  Valérie Donzelli

Once upon a time in 2012, three brothers lived happily. One day their mom fell into a coma. So Henri, Philippe, and Louis suddenly started wondering about the meaning of their lives and were swamped by a wave of existential doubts. An entirely new situation for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Lavaine  •  Nicolas Charlet
CAST:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Kad Merad  •  Fred Testot  •  Valérie Donzelli

3 Hearts (2014)

A twist of fate leaves a hapless accountant romantically torn between two sisters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benoît Jacquot
CAST:  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Chiara Mastroianni  •  Catherine Deneuve

A twist of fate leaves a hapless accountant romantically torn between two sisters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benoît Jacquot
CAST:  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Chiara Mastroianni  •  Catherine Deneuve

One Fine Day (2006)

La vie est bien ingrate pour François Berthier : un chien hurle toute la nuit et l'empêche de dormir, la machine a café lui explose au visage, il pleut, le chef de bureau à la banque l'humilie et le menace de renvoi. Et puis, du jour au lendemain, tout ce qui était ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Le Guay
CAST:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Bernard Bloch  •  Anne Consigny  •  Catherine Chevallier

La vie est bien ingrate pour François Berthier : un chien hurle toute la nuit et l'empêche de dormir, la machine a café lui explose au visage, il pleut, le chef de bureau à la banque l'humilie et le menace de renvoi. Et puis, du jour au lendemain, tout ce qui était ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Le Guay
CAST:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Bernard Bloch  •  Anne Consigny  •  Catherine Chevallier

Tied (2013)

A banker strikes up a sadomasochistic relationship with a mistress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hélène Fillières
CAST:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Laetitia Casta  •  Richard Bohringer  •  Reda Kateb

A banker strikes up a sadomasochistic relationship with a mistress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hélène Fillières
CAST:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Laetitia Casta  •  Richard Bohringer  •  Reda Kateb

Le grand soir (2012)

An ageing punk-with-a-dog and his brother the conformist decide to get their revenge on a shopping mall. Directing duo Benoit Delepine and Gustave Kervern, longstanding comic crusaders against capitalism, again set out to surprise and shock the bourgeois audience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gustave Kervern  •  Benoît Delépine
CAST:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Albert Dupontel  •  Brigitte Fontaine  •  Yolande Moreau

An ageing punk-with-a-dog and his brother the conformist decide to get their revenge on a shopping mall. Directing duo Benoit Delepine and Gustave Kervern, longstanding comic crusaders against capitalism, again set out to surprise and shock the bourgeois audience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gustave Kervern  •  Benoît Delépine
CAST:  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Albert Dupontel  •  Brigitte Fontaine  •  Yolande Moreau

Kill Me Please (2010)

Doctor Kruger dreams to insert “the suicide in modernity”. He offers to his patients the service of a private clinic where one can die in all peace, champagne glass to the hand. But in the private clinic of “ideal death”, nothing occurs as envisaged.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olias Barco
CAST:  Aurélien Recoing  •  Virginie Efira  •  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Bouli Lanners

Doctor Kruger dreams to insert “the suicide in modernity”. He offers to his patients the service of a private clinic where one can die in all peace, champagne glass to the hand. But in the private clinic of “ideal death”, nothing occurs as envisaged.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olias Barco
CAST:  Aurélien Recoing  •  Virginie Efira  •  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Bouli Lanners

My Worst Nightmare (2011)

Action-packed

Agathe runs an art gallery. Her husband François is a publisher. Together they have one son, and in every way seem to be the picture of normality — but emotions are stewing under the surface. All it takes is the arrival of a complete stranger for things to start ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Fontaine
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  André Dussollier  •  Virginie Efira

Agathe runs an art gallery. Her husband François is a publisher. Together they have one son, and in every way seem to be the picture of normality — but emotions are stewing under the surface. All it takes is the arrival of a complete stranger for things to start ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Fontaine
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  André Dussollier  •  Virginie Efira

Two Worlds (2007)

A French tradesman travels in time and liberates an oppressed tribe in another world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Cohen
CAST:  Florence Loiret Caille  •  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Natacha Lindinger  •  Michel Duchaussoy

A French tradesman travels in time and liberates an oppressed tribe in another world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Cohen
CAST:  Florence Loiret Caille  •  Benoît Poelvoorde  •  Natacha Lindinger  •  Michel Duchaussoy

Aaltra (2004)

In this pitch black comedy the rivalry between two neighbors escalates into an all out war. Through a maintenance error on a tractor they both end up, paralyzed, in a wheelchair. It seems they are doomed to stay together. They no longer focus their rage on each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gustave Kervern  •  Benoît Delépine
CAST:  Benoît Delépine  •  Gustave Kervern  •  Michel de Gavre  •  Isabelle Delépine

In this pitch black comedy the rivalry between two neighbors escalates into an all out war. Through a maintenance error on a tractor they both end up, paralyzed, in a wheelchair. It seems they are doomed to stay together. They no longer focus their rage on each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gustave Kervern  •  Benoît Delépine
CAST:  Benoît Delépine  •  Gustave Kervern  •  Michel de Gavre  •  Isabelle Delépine

The Price of Fame (2015)

A criminal duo learns of Charlie Chaplin's death and decides to steal his coffin to hold for a ransom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Xavier Beauvois
CAST:  Peter Coyote  •  Nadine Labaki  •  Chiara Mastroianni  •  Benoît Poelvoorde

A criminal duo learns of Charlie Chaplin's death and decides to steal his coffin to hold for a ransom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Xavier Beauvois
CAST:  Peter Coyote  •  Nadine Labaki  •  Chiara Mastroianni  •  Benoît Poelvoorde
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