Cécile de France

​Belgian actress Cécile de France began her acting career in French cinema hits such as “L'Art (délicat) de la séduction” (2001) and “Irène” (2002) after being discovered by the agent Dominique Besnehard. Her international breakthrough came with the horror thriller “Haute Tension” (2003), which was a worldwide success. She caught the eye of Hollywood producers and soon landed her first major role in a US feature film, “Around the World in 80 Days” (2004). She won two César Awards for Most Promising Actress in L'Auberge Espagnole (2002), and Best Supporting Actress in Les Poupées Russes (2005).

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Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

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A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Coraci
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Cécile de France  •  Robert Fyfe  •  Jim Broadbent

A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Coraci
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Cécile de France  •  Robert Fyfe  •  Jim Broadbent

High Tension (2003)

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Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Aja
CAST:  Cécile de France  •  Maïwenn  •  Philippe Nahon  •  Franck Khalfoun

Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Aja
CAST:  Cécile de France  •  Maïwenn  •  Philippe Nahon  •  Franck Khalfoun

The Spanish Apartment (2002)

A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cédric Klapisch
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Kelly Reilly  •  Cécile de France

A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cédric Klapisch
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Kelly Reilly  •  Cécile de France

Kaena: The Prophecy (2003)

Compelled by a mysterious force, Kaena, a rebellious, high-spirited teenage girl will defy the High Priest and her people's ancestral beliefs to take the perilous journey through the Axis and discover what dark secrets lie beyond the clouds.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Delaporte  •  Pascal Pinon
CAST:  Cécile de France  •  Michael Lonsdale  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Victoria Abril

Compelled by a mysterious force, Kaena, a rebellious, high-spirited teenage girl will defy the High Priest and her people's ancestral beliefs to take the perilous journey through the Axis and discover what dark secrets lie beyond the clouds.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Delaporte  •  Pascal Pinon
CAST:  Cécile de France  •  Michael Lonsdale  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Victoria Abril

Russian Dolls (2005)

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Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cédric Klapisch
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Kelly Reilly  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Cécile de France

Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cédric Klapisch
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Kelly Reilly  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Cécile de France

The Kid with a Bike (2011)

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Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in the hands of an unqualified childcare provider.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Dardenne  •  Luc Dardenne
CAST:  Jérémie Renier  •  Cécile de France  •  Thomas Doret  •  Fabrizio Rongione

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in the hands of an unqualified childcare provider.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Dardenne  •  Luc Dardenne
CAST:  Jérémie Renier  •  Cécile de France  •  Thomas Doret  •  Fabrizio Rongione

Snow White: The Sequel (2007)

Prince Charming was supposed to live long and happily with Snow White after kissing her back to life. However the jealous 'good' fairy decides that she and the prince were meant to be, only the start of a whole series of perversions of various fairy tale ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Picha
CAST:  Cécile de France  •  Jean-Paul Rouve  •  Marie Vincent  •  Jean-Claude Donda

Prince Charming was supposed to live long and happily with Snow White after kissing her back to life. However the jealous 'good' fairy decides that she and the prince were meant to be, only the start of a whole series of perversions of various fairy tale ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Picha
CAST:  Cécile de France  •  Jean-Paul Rouve  •  Marie Vincent  •  Jean-Claude Donda

Möbius (2013)

An FSB officer falls in love with his agent, an American woman who works as a trader in a Russian bank.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Rochant
CAST:  Jean Dujardin  •  Cécile de France  •  Tim Roth  •  Émilie Dequenne

An FSB officer falls in love with his agent, an American woman who works as a trader in a Russian bank.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Rochant
CAST:  Jean Dujardin  •  Cécile de France  •  Tim Roth  •  Émilie Dequenne

L'Art (délicat) de la séduction (2001)

The film follows Etienne, a 40-year-old car designer, who takes time off from work to study sexual mastery from a Zen master and several prostitutes, in the hopes of having the sexual skill to impress Laure. Laure, a blonde who was introduced to him by his friend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Berry
CAST:  Patrick Timsit  •  Cécile de France  •  Richard Berry  •  Alain Chabat

The film follows Etienne, a 40-year-old car designer, who takes time off from work to study sexual mastery from a Zen master and several prostitutes, in the hopes of having the sexual skill to impress Laure. Laure, a blonde who was introduced to him by his friend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Berry
CAST:  Patrick Timsit  •  Cécile de France  •  Richard Berry  •  Alain Chabat

Off Limits (2010)

During a patrol, Julie and Simon, two police constables, injure a wealthy man who pointlessly killed their partner. This wealthy man in question turns out to be the son of a politician. This is why the two police constables are accused of brutality by the brass. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Boukhrief
CAST:  Cécile de France  •  Fred Testot  •  Julien Boisselier  •  Nicolas Marié

During a patrol, Julie and Simon, two police constables, injure a wealthy man who pointlessly killed their partner. This wealthy man in question turns out to be the son of a politician. This is why the two police constables are accused of brutality by the brass. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Boukhrief
CAST:  Cécile de France  •  Fred Testot  •  Julien Boisselier  •  Nicolas Marié

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

A Butterfly Kiss (2011)

Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend and confidant, redoubles her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karine Silla
CAST:  Valeria Golino  •  Elsa Zylberstein  •  Vincent Perez  •  Cécile de France

Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend and confidant, redoubles her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karine Silla
CAST:  Valeria Golino  •  Elsa Zylberstein  •  Vincent Perez  •  Cécile de France

Chinese Puzzle (2013)

Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cédric Klapisch
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Cécile de France  •  Kelly Reilly

Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cédric Klapisch
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Cécile de France  •  Kelly Reilly

Irène (2002)

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DIRECTION:  Ivan Calbérac
CAST:  Cécile de France  •  Bruno Putzulu  •  Olivier Sitruk  •  Patrick Chesnais

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DIRECTION:  Ivan Calbérac
CAST:  Cécile de France  •  Bruno Putzulu  •  Olivier Sitruk  •  Patrick Chesnais

Bad Faith (2006)

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DIRECTION:  Roschdy Zem
CAST:  Cécile de France  •  Roschdy Zem  •  Pascal Elbé  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel

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DIRECTION:  Roschdy Zem
CAST:  Cécile de France  •  Roschdy Zem  •  Pascal Elbé  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel

Hereafter (2010)

Three people — a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy — are touched by death in different ways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  George McLaren  •  Thierry Neuvic

Three people — a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy — are touched by death in different ways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  George McLaren  •  Thierry Neuvic

Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008)

Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine turns his back on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-François Richet
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Cécile de France  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Gilles Lellouche

Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine turns his back on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-François Richet
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Cécile de France  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Gilles Lellouche

A Secret (2007)

In 1953, a sensitive French boy finds out from a neighbor that his family's Jewish. François Grimbert becomes a physician, and gradually peels the layers of his buried family history which resulted in his difficult upbringing, raised as Catholic by his "Aryan" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Miller
CAST:  Patrick Bruel  •  Cécile de France  •  Ludivine Sagnier  •  Julie Depardieu

In 1953, a sensitive French boy finds out from a neighbor that his family's Jewish. François Grimbert becomes a physician, and gradually peels the layers of his buried family history which resulted in his difficult upbringing, raised as Catholic by his "Aryan" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Miller
CAST:  Patrick Bruel  •  Cécile de France  •  Ludivine Sagnier  •  Julie Depardieu

Sister Smile (2009)

A biography of the Belgian nun Jeannine Deckers, who became a popular singer in the early 1960s and struggled with the contradiction between the church and her true self.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stijn Coninx
CAST:  Cécile de France  •  Sandrine Blancke  •  Jan Decleir  •  Johan Leysen

A biography of the Belgian nun Jeannine Deckers, who became a popular singer in the early 1960s and struggled with the contradiction between the church and her true self.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stijn Coninx
CAST:  Cécile de France  •  Sandrine Blancke  •  Jan Decleir  •  Johan Leysen
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