Kad Merad

Kad Merad is a French-Algerian filmmaker and actor who has acted both on stage and on screen. Kad Merad was born in Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria, on March 27, 1964 to an Algerian father and a French mother. During his teens, he played drums and sang with various rock bands. Soon afterwards, he started playing as an animator in Club Med alongside the Gigolo Brothers troop. In 1990, he was hired by Ouï FM, the Paris Rock genre station where he met Olivier Baroux. The duet most known as Kad & Olivier began working together and started their own show, the Rock'n Roll Circus, introducing some of their most famous sketches (Pamela Rose, Teddy Porc Fidèle...). The early success of the show allowed them to meet Jean-Luc Delarue who brought their act to TV. In 1999, they began appearing on the French Satellite TV channel Comédie+ on their own show, La Grosse Emission. At the same time, Merad started his Cinema career with a lot of secondary roles. In 2003, he scored his First box-office success with Mais Qui a tué Pamela Rose?, co-written with Baroux. In 2007, Kad received the César Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Je vais Bien, ne t'en fais pas! and appears in AaRON's film soundtrack video clip. His best challenger was Dany Boon. During the shooting of Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis, this friendly struggle was a running joke between the two of them. That same year, he made his first appearance with Les Enfoirés music troop and is still one of its members. He ...

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The Chorus (2004)

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Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christophe Barratier
CAST:  Gérard Jugnot  •  François Berléand  •  Jean-Baptiste Maunier  •  Kad Merad

Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christophe Barratier
CAST:  Gérard Jugnot  •  François Berléand  •  Jean-Baptiste Maunier  •  Kad Merad

Bloody Christmas (2002)

This Christmas Eve is going to be one the most pleasant that Gérard has ever spent. However it turns into a nightmare when the Christmas tree suddenly springs to life and attacks him with its balls and decorations...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Leray
CAST:  Axelle Charvoz  •  Kad Merad

This Christmas Eve is going to be one the most pleasant that Gérard has ever spent. However it turns into a nightmare when the Christmas tree suddenly springs to life and attacks him with its balls and decorations...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Leray
CAST:  Axelle Charvoz  •  Kad Merad

A Ticket to Space (2006)

Face à l'incompréhension de la population française quant au montant des crédits alloués à la recherche spatiale, le gouvernement lance une vaste opération de communication. En partenariat avec le Centre spatial français, un grand jeu est organisé. "Le ticket pour ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Lartigau
CAST:  Kad Merad  •  Olivier Baroux  •  Marina Foïs  •  Guillaume Canet

Face à l'incompréhension de la population française quant au montant des crédits alloués à la recherche spatiale, le gouvernement lance une vaste opération de communication. En partenariat avec le Centre spatial français, un grand jeu est organisé. "Le ticket pour ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Lartigau
CAST:  Kad Merad  •  Olivier Baroux  •  Marina Foïs  •  Guillaume Canet

Bullit & Riper (2003)

FBI Agents Bullit and Riper investigate the murder of a young dancer called Pamela Rose, found dead in her motel room in Bornsville, a small american town. Despite their differences, they must team up: the local police is hostile and they can only count on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Lartigau
CAST:  Kad Merad  •  Olivier Baroux  •  Gérard Darmon  •  Jean-Paul Rouve

FBI Agents Bullit and Riper investigate the murder of a young dancer called Pamela Rose, found dead in her motel room in Bornsville, a small american town. Despite their differences, they must team up: the local police is hostile and they can only count on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Lartigau
CAST:  Kad Merad  •  Olivier Baroux  •  Gérard Darmon  •  Jean-Paul Rouve

The Well Digger's Daughter (2011)

It's the beginning of the WWII. South of France. Patricia, 18, is the oldest daughter of a well-digger, Pascal, who considers her a princess because of her moral qualities. She's kind, devoted. One day, she briefly meets a young man, Jacques, the son of Mazel, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Auteuil
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Kad Merad  •  Sabine Azéma  •  Jean-Pierre Darroussin

It's the beginning of the WWII. South of France. Patricia, 18, is the oldest daughter of a well-digger, Pascal, who considers her a princess because of her moral qualities. She's kind, devoted. One day, she briefly meets a young man, Jacques, the son of Mazel, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Auteuil
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Kad Merad  •  Sabine Azéma  •  Jean-Pierre Darroussin

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

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

It Happened in Saint-Tropez (2013)

Zef’s stormy relationship with his brother Roni is further aggravated when Roni marries his daughter just as he is attending to his wife’s funeral. The two brothers have never got on with each other. One is faithful to his religion, the other lives only for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danièle Thompson
CAST:  Eric Elmosnino  •  Lou de Laâge  •  Kad Merad  •  Clara Ponsot

Zef’s stormy relationship with his brother Roni is further aggravated when Roni marries his daughter just as he is attending to his wife’s funeral. The two brothers have never got on with each other. One is faithful to his religion, the other lives only for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danièle Thompson
CAST:  Eric Elmosnino  •  Lou de Laâge  •  Kad Merad  •  Clara Ponsot

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DIRECTION:  Philippe Dajoux
CAST:  Sacha Bourdo  •  Patrick Bosso  •  Christian Charmetant  •  Michel Boujenah

Beyond the Ocean (2006)

Journey of an african migrant through Europe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Éliane de Latour
CAST:  Fraser James  •  Marie-Josée Croze  •  Djédjé Apali  •  Sara Martins

Journey of an african migrant through Europe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Éliane de Latour
CAST:  Fraser James  •  Marie-Josée Croze  •  Djédjé Apali  •  Sara Martins

Monsieur Papa (2011)

Monsieur Papa is a moving portrait of a modern family, centering around 12 year-old Marius Vallois. Born in a wealthy family, Marius is the son of Marie Vallois, a successful CEO. Marie loves her son unconditionally, but Marius has never known his father and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kad Merad
CAST:  Kad Merad  •  Michèle Laroque  •  Gaspard Meier-Chaurand  •  Vincent Perez

Monsieur Papa is a moving portrait of a modern family, centering around 12 year-old Marius Vallois. Born in a wealthy family, Marius is the son of Marie Vallois, a successful CEO. Marie loves her son unconditionally, but Marius has never known his father and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kad Merad
CAST:  Kad Merad  •  Michèle Laroque  •  Gaspard Meier-Chaurand  •  Vincent Perez

Superstar (2012)

An average guy who works in a recycling plant wakes up one morning to discover that he's become inexplicably famous.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Xavier Giannoli
CAST:  Kad Merad  •  Cécile de France  •  Louis-Do de Lencquesaing  •  Hervé Pierre

An average guy who works in a recycling plant wakes up one morning to discover that he's become inexplicably famous.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Xavier Giannoli
CAST:  Kad Merad  •  Cécile de France  •  Louis-Do de Lencquesaing  •  Hervé Pierre

War of the Buttons (2011)

Occupied France; Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who's Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathisers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what's happening.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christophe Barratier
CAST:  Laetitia Casta  •  Guillaume Canet  •  François Morel  •  Théophile Baquet

Occupied France; Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who's Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathisers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what's happening.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christophe Barratier
CAST:  Laetitia Casta  •  Guillaume Canet  •  François Morel  •  Théophile Baquet

My Stars (2008)

Robert, a fan of three French actresses is a bald-headed, potbellied man on the fifties, but fully devotes himself to them, and sometimes works for them without being recognized. But those star actresses find him a simple stalker fan and make fun of him, but later ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laetitia Colombani
CAST:  Kad Merad  •  Catherine Deneuve  •  Mélanie Bernier  •  Emmanuelle Béart

Robert, a fan of three French actresses is a bald-headed, potbellied man on the fifties, but fully devotes himself to them, and sometimes works for them without being recognized. But those star actresses find him a simple stalker fan and make fun of him, but later ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laetitia Colombani
CAST:  Kad Merad  •  Catherine Deneuve  •  Mélanie Bernier  •  Emmanuelle Béart

The Italian (2010)

Dino Fabrizzi is the number one seller of the Maserati dealership in Nice. At 42, he arrives at a turning point in his life, the position of director is openly proposed and his companion for a year, Helen, has the firm intention to marry her. For Dino, life is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Baroux
CAST:  Kad Merad  •  Valérie Benguigui  •  Roland Giraud  •  Philippe Lefebvre

Dino Fabrizzi is the number one seller of the Maserati dealership in Nice. At 42, he arrives at a turning point in his life, the position of director is openly proposed and his companion for a year, Helen, has the firm intention to marry her. For Dino, life is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Baroux
CAST:  Kad Merad  •  Valérie Benguigui  •  Roland Giraud  •  Philippe Lefebvre

22 Bullets (2010)

Charly Matteï has turned his back on his life as an outlaw. For the last three years, he's led a peaceful life devoting himself to his wife and two children. Then, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the parking garage in Marseille's Old Port, with 22 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Berry
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Gabriella Wright  •  Jean-Pierre Darroussin  •  Marina Foïs

Charly Matteï has turned his back on his life as an outlaw. For the last three years, he's led a peaceful life devoting himself to his wife and two children. Then, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the parking garage in Marseille's Old Port, with 22 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Berry
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Gabriella Wright  •  Jean-Pierre Darroussin  •  Marina Foïs

Little Nicholas (2009)

Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change forever, his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Tirard
CAST:  Maxime Godart  •  Valérie Lemercier  •  Kad Merad  •  Sandrine Kiberlain

Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change forever, his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Tirard
CAST:  Maxime Godart  •  Valérie Lemercier  •  Kad Merad  •  Sandrine Kiberlain

Lucky Luke and the Daltons (2004)

Joe and Averell are the eldest and youngest of the four Dalton brothers, the worst outlaws in Wild West history...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Haïm
CAST:  Eric Judor  •  Ramzy Bedia  •  Saïd Serrari  •  Til Schweiger

Joe and Averell are the eldest and youngest of the four Dalton brothers, the worst outlaws in Wild West history...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Haïm
CAST:  Eric Judor  •  Ramzy Bedia  •  Saïd Serrari  •  Til Schweiger

Paris 36 (2008)

A star is born in a time of both celebration and instability in this historical drama with music from director Christophe Barratier. In the spring of 1936, Paris is in a state of uncertainty; while the rise of the Third Reich in Germany worries many, a leftist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christophe Barratier
CAST:  Gérard Jugnot  •  Clovis Cornillac  •  Kad Merad  •  Nora Arnezeder

A star is born in a time of both celebration and instability in this historical drama with music from director Christophe Barratier. In the spring of 1936, Paris is in a state of uncertainty; while the rise of the Third Reich in Germany worries many, a leftist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christophe Barratier
CAST:  Gérard Jugnot  •  Clovis Cornillac  •  Kad Merad  •  Nora Arnezeder

Welcome to the Sticks (2008)

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Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a seaside town, on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dany Boon
CAST:  Kad Merad  •  Dany Boon  •  Zoé Félix  •  Lorenzo Ausilia-Foret

Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a seaside town, on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dany Boon
CAST:  Kad Merad  •  Dany Boon  •  Zoé Félix  •  Lorenzo Ausilia-Foret
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