Juliette Binoche

Juliette Binoche (born 9 March 1964) is a French actress, artist and dancer. She has appeared in more than 40 feature films, been recipient of numerous international accolades, is a published author and has appeared on stage across the world. Coming from an artistic background, she began taking acting lessons during adolescence. After performing in several stage productions, she was propelled into the world of auteurs Jean-Luc Godard (Hail Mary, 1985), Jacques Doillon (Family Life, 1985) and André Téchiné, who made her a star in France with the leading role in his 1985 drama Rendez-vous. Her sensual performance in her English-language debut The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), directed by Philip Kaufman, launched her international career. She sparked the interest of Steven Spielberg, who offered her several parts including a role in Jurassic Park which she declined, choosing instead to join Krzysztof Kieslowski on the set of Three Colors: Blue (1993), a performance for which she won the Venice Film Festival Award for Best Actress and a César. Three years later Binoche gained further acclaim in Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient (1996), for which she was awarded an Academy Award and a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress in addition to the Best Actress Award at the 1997 Berlin Film Festival. For her performance in Lasse Hallström’s romantic comedy Chocolat (2000) Binoche was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. During the 2000s she maintained a ...

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Bee Season (2005)

11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a revolution in her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott McGehee  •  David Siegel
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Flora Cross  •  Max Minghella  •  Kate Bosworth

11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a revolution in her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott McGehee  •  David Siegel
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Flora Cross  •  Max Minghella  •  Kate Bosworth

Breaking and Entering (2006)

Set in a blighted, inner-city neighbourhood of London, Breaking and Entering examines an affair which unfolds between a successful British landscape architect and Amira, a Bosnian woman – the mother of a troubled teen son – who was widowed by the war in Bosnia and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Minghella
CAST:  Jude Law  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Robin Wright

Set in a blighted, inner-city neighbourhood of London, Breaking and Entering examines an affair which unfolds between a successful British landscape architect and Amira, a Bosnian woman – the mother of a troubled teen son – who was widowed by the war in Bosnia and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Minghella
CAST:  Jude Law  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Robin Wright

Caché (2005)

A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Haneke
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Annie Girardot  •  Bernard Le Coq

A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Haneke
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Annie Girardot  •  Bernard Le Coq

Chocolat (2000)

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A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Alfred Molina  •  Johnny Depp  •  Carrie-Anne Moss

A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Alfred Molina  •  Johnny Depp  •  Carrie-Anne Moss

Damage (1992)

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The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Malle
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Rupert Graves

The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Malle
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Rupert Graves

Dan in Real Life (2007)

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Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love with is actually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hedges
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Dane Cook  •  Dianne Wiest

Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love with is actually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hedges
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Dane Cook  •  Dianne Wiest

In My Country (2004)

An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  Langley Kirkwood

An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  Langley Kirkwood

Paris, Je T'Aime (2006)

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Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

The English Patient (1996)

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In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Minghella
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Kristin Scott Thomas

In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Minghella
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Kristin Scott Thomas

Three Colors: Blue (1993)

Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. But avoiding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Krzysztof Kieślowski
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Benoît Régent  •  Florence Pernel  •  Charlotte Véry

Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. But avoiding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Krzysztof Kieślowski
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Benoît Régent  •  Florence Pernel  •  Charlotte Véry

Three Colors: Red (1994)

Valentine, a student model in Geneva, struggles with a possessive boyfriend and a troubled family. When she runs over a dog, she discovers that its owner, a retired judge, is illegally wiretapping and eavesdropping on his neighbors' phone calls. Although Valentine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Krzysztof Kieślowski
CAST:  Irène Jacob  •  Jean-Louis Trintignant  •  Jean-Pierre Lorit  •  Frédérique Feder

Valentine, a student model in Geneva, struggles with a possessive boyfriend and a troubled family. When she runs over a dog, she discovers that its owner, a retired judge, is illegally wiretapping and eavesdropping on his neighbors' phone calls. Although Valentine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Krzysztof Kieślowski
CAST:  Irène Jacob  •  Jean-Louis Trintignant  •  Jean-Pierre Lorit  •  Frédérique Feder

Three Colors: White (1994)

Polish immigrant Karol Karol finds himself out of a marriage, a job and a country when his French wife, Dominique, divorces him after six months due to his impotence. Forced to leave France after losing the business they jointly owned, Karol enlists fellow Polish ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Krzysztof Kieślowski
CAST:  Zbigniew Zamachowski  •  Julie Delpy  •  Janusz Gajos  •  Jerzy Stuhr

Polish immigrant Karol Karol finds himself out of a marriage, a job and a country when his French wife, Dominique, divorces him after six months due to his impotence. Forced to leave France after losing the business they jointly owned, Karol enlists fellow Polish ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Krzysztof Kieślowski
CAST:  Zbigniew Zamachowski  •  Julie Delpy  •  Janusz Gajos  •  Jerzy Stuhr

The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)

Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life on the streets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leos Carax
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Denis Lavant  •  Klaus-Michael Grüber  •  Edith Scob

Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life on the streets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leos Carax
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Denis Lavant  •  Klaus-Michael Grüber  •  Edith Scob

Code Unknown (2000)

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A series of events unfold like a chain reaction, all stemming from a minor event that brings the film's five characters together. Set in Paris, France, Anne is an actress whose boyfriend Georges photographs the war in Kosovo. Georges' brother, Jean, is looking for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Haneke
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Thierry Neuvic  •  Josef Bierbichler  •  Alexandre Hamidi

A series of events unfold like a chain reaction, all stemming from a minor event that brings the film's five characters together. Set in Paris, France, Anne is an actress whose boyfriend Georges photographs the war in Kosovo. Georges' brother, Jean, is looking for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Haneke
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Thierry Neuvic  •  Josef Bierbichler  •  Alexandre Hamidi

The Son of No One (2011)

A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. These letters bring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dito Montiel
CAST:  Channing Tatum  •  Al Pacino  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Katie Holmes

A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. These letters bring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dito Montiel
CAST:  Channing Tatum  •  Al Pacino  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Katie Holmes

Elles (2011)

A journalist tries to balance the duties of marriage and motherhood while researching a piece on college women who work as prostitutes to pay their tuition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Małgorzata Szumowska
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Anaïs Demoustier  •  Joanna Kulig  •  Louis-Do de Lencquesaing

A journalist tries to balance the duties of marriage and motherhood while researching a piece on college women who work as prostitutes to pay their tuition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Małgorzata Szumowska
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Anaïs Demoustier  •  Joanna Kulig  •  Louis-Do de Lencquesaing

An Open Heart (2012)

Mila and Javier, both renowned surgeons and both passionate about their work, have been madly in love for the past 10 years. They have always taken great care to preserve their extraordinary love for each other and refuse to succumb to the routine of everyday ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marion Laine
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Edgar Ramírez  •  Hippolyte Girardot  •  Romain Rondeau

Mila and Javier, both renowned surgeons and both passionate about their work, have been madly in love for the past 10 years. They have always taken great care to preserve their extraordinary love for each other and refuse to succumb to the routine of everyday ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marion Laine
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Edgar Ramírez  •  Hippolyte Girardot  •  Romain Rondeau

Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013)

Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Dumont
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Jean-Luc Vincent  •  Emmanuel Kauffman  •  Marion Keller

Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Dumont
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Jean-Luc Vincent  •  Emmanuel Kauffman  •  Marion Keller

Ongoing Smile (2013)

Documentary about Busan International Film Festival founder Kim Dong-ho.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mohsen Makhmalbaf
CAST:  Ahn Sung-ki  •  Kim Dong-ho  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Roger Garcia

Documentary about Busan International Film Festival founder Kim Dong-ho.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mohsen Makhmalbaf
CAST:  Ahn Sung-ki  •  Kim Dong-ho  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Roger Garcia

Words and Pictures (2014)

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An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Keegan Connor Tracy  •  Bruce Davison

An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Keegan Connor Tracy  •  Bruce Davison
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