Rufus

Rufus (born 19 December 1942; Riom, Puy-de-Dôme) is the stage name of French actor Jacques Narcy. He is best known by the international film audience for his performance as Raphaël, the father of Amélie Poulain in Amélie (2001). He has appeared in numerous French TV series and productions, including most of the films directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. He had the lead role in the movie Train de vie (1998), an award-winning tragicomedy about the Holocaust. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rufus (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Amélie (2001)

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At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a handsome stranger, will she find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Rufus  •  Jamel Debbouze

At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a handsome stranger, will she find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Rufus  •  Jamel Debbouze

A Very Long Engagement (2004)

In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But Mathilde refuses to believe it. If ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Gaspard Ulliel  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Chantal Neuwirth

In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But Mathilde refuses to believe it. If ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Gaspard Ulliel  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Chantal Neuwirth

Delicatessen (1991)

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This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers. Yet when his daughter falls in love with his next slaughter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet  •  Marc Caro
CAST:  Dominique Pinon  •  Marie-Laure Dougnac  •  Jean-Claude Dreyfus  •  Karin Viard

This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers. Yet when his daughter falls in love with his next slaughter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet  •  Marc Caro
CAST:  Dominique Pinon  •  Marie-Laure Dougnac  •  Jean-Claude Dreyfus  •  Karin Viard

Doctor Dolittle (1967)

A veterinarian who can communicate with animals travels abroad to search for a giant sea snail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Rex Harrison  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Anthony Newley

A veterinarian who can communicate with animals travels abroad to search for a giant sea snail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Rex Harrison  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Anthony Newley

Keep Your Right Up (1987)

This film is made up several sketches in which certain actors play several real or fictional roles to a background of rock music. The lead character, played by Godard himself, is an annoyingly perfectionist film-maker determined to wring every last drop of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard
CAST:  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Jane Birkin  •  Jacques Villeret  •  François Périer

This film is made up several sketches in which certain actors play several real or fictional roles to a background of rock music. The lead character, played by Godard himself, is an annoyingly perfectionist film-maker determined to wring every last drop of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard
CAST:  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Jane Birkin  •  Jacques Villeret  •  François Périer

The City of Lost Children (1995)

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A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet  •  Marc Caro
CAST:  Ron Perlman  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Judith Vittet  •  Daniel Emilfork

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet  •  Marc Caro
CAST:  Ron Perlman  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Judith Vittet  •  Daniel Emilfork

The Tenant (1976)

A quiet and inconspicuous man rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Jo Van Fleet  •  Bernard Fresson

A quiet and inconspicuous man rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Jo Van Fleet  •  Bernard Fresson

Metroland (1997)

After ten years absence Toni, Chris's best friend, suddenly reappears in London to bring chaos and doubt into Chris's calm, tranquil, slightly boring, predictable life. Chris starts to remember his carefree youth as a photographer in Paris when he lived with and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Saville
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Emily Watson  •  Lee Ross  •  Elsa Zylberstein

After ten years absence Toni, Chris's best friend, suddenly reappears in London to bring chaos and doubt into Chris's calm, tranquil, slightly boring, predictable life. Chris starts to remember his carefree youth as a photographer in Paris when he lived with and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Saville
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Emily Watson  •  Lee Ross  •  Elsa Zylberstein

Les Miserables (1995)

In France during World War II, a poor and illiterate man, Henri Fortin (Jean-Paul Belmondo), is introduced to Victor Hugo's classic novel Les Misérables and begins to see parallels between the book and his own life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Lelouch
CAST:  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Michel Boujenah  •  Alessandra Martines  •  Salomé Lelouch

In France during World War II, a poor and illiterate man, Henri Fortin (Jean-Paul Belmondo), is introduced to Victor Hugo's classic novel Les Misérables and begins to see parallels between the book and his own life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Lelouch
CAST:  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Michel Boujenah  •  Alessandra Martines  •  Salomé Lelouch

Le radeau de la Méduse (1998)

Iranian Iradj Azimi directed this French historical drama re-creating events depicted in the famous 1819 painting The Raft of the Medusa by Jean Louis Andre Theodore Gericault (1791-1824). The ill-fated voyage of the frigate Medusa begins when it departs Rochefort ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Iradj Azimi
CAST:  Jean Yanne  •  Daniel Mesguich  •  Claude Jade  •  Philippe Laudenbach

Iranian Iradj Azimi directed this French historical drama re-creating events depicted in the famous 1819 painting The Raft of the Medusa by Jean Louis Andre Theodore Gericault (1791-1824). The ill-fated voyage of the frigate Medusa begins when it departs Rochefort ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Iradj Azimi
CAST:  Jean Yanne  •  Daniel Mesguich  •  Claude Jade  •  Philippe Laudenbach

King Guillaume (2009)

Magali plays in a brass band. Guillaume drives a small tourist train. Both spin a perfect love, they share modest dreams and their baby is about to come. But an unexpected news upsets their routine: a man appears and announces that he is Guillaume's estranged ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre-François Martin-Laval
CAST:  Florence Foresti  •  Pierre-François Martin-Laval  •  Pierre Richard  •  Raymond Bouchard

Magali plays in a brass band. Guillaume drives a small tourist train. Both spin a perfect love, they share modest dreams and their baby is about to come. But an unexpected news upsets their routine: a man appears and announces that he is Guillaume's estranged ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre-François Martin-Laval
CAST:  Florence Foresti  •  Pierre-François Martin-Laval  •  Pierre Richard  •  Raymond Bouchard

The Wedding Ring (1971)

A vet tries to create his own Garden of Eden  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian de Chalonge
CAST:  Anna Karina  •  Jean-Claude Carrière  •  Isabelle Sadoyan  •  Tsilla Chelton

A vet tries to create his own Garden of Eden  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian de Chalonge
CAST:  Anna Karina  •  Jean-Claude Carrière  •  Isabelle Sadoyan  •  Tsilla Chelton

It Had to be You (2007)

In this romantic comedy Thomas moves back in with his parents after his girlfriend throws him out. He runs into Florence, an old school friend, who invites him to dinner with her husband and two children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Gibaja
CAST:  Gilles Lellouche  •  Marie Gillain  •  Laurent Ournac  •  SoKo

In this romantic comedy Thomas moves back in with his parents after his girlfriend throws him out. He runs into Florence, an old school friend, who invites him to dinner with her husband and two children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Gibaja
CAST:  Gilles Lellouche  •  Marie Gillain  •  Laurent Ournac  •  SoKo

Vive la crise ! (2017)

In a futuristic France, computers decide the fate of the unemployed and the homeless.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-François Davy
CAST:  Jean-Marie Bigard  •  Florence Thomassin  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Isabelle De Hertogh

In a futuristic France, computers decide the fate of the unemployed and the homeless.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-François Davy
CAST:  Jean-Marie Bigard  •  Florence Thomassin  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Isabelle De Hertogh

Tendre piège (1996)

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DIRECTION:  Serge Moati
CAST:  Marie-Christine Barrault  •  Patachou  •  Alexandra Kazan  •  Antoine Duléry

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DIRECTION:  Serge Moati
CAST:  Marie-Christine Barrault  •  Patachou  •  Alexandra Kazan  •  Antoine Duléry

Exploits of a Young Don Juan (1986)

Roger is a 16-year-old who seeks to lose his virginity in this softcore erotic drama. His initial efforts are unsuccessful, but World War I breaks out and men are seen marching off to battle. Roger goes overboard when he is presented with several amorous opportunities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gianfranco Mingozzi
CAST:  Fabrice Josso  •  Marina Vlady  •  Claudine Auger  •  François Perrot

Roger is a 16-year-old who seeks to lose his virginity in this softcore erotic drama. His initial efforts are unsuccessful, but World War I breaks out and men are seen marching off to battle. Roger goes overboard when he is presented with several amorous opportunities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gianfranco Mingozzi
CAST:  Fabrice Josso  •  Marina Vlady  •  Claudine Auger  •  François Perrot

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

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

As Far as Love Can Go (1971)

The boyfriend of Isabelle has just committed suicide. Therefore Isabelle roams the streets of Paris until she decides to change her life radically and leave the city. She travels to the coast where she meets a young history professor on the beach...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Rossif
CAST:  Francine Racette  •  Michel Duchaussoy  •  Suzanne Flon  •  Stéphane Audran

The boyfriend of Isabelle has just committed suicide. Therefore Isabelle roams the streets of Paris until she decides to change her life radically and leave the city. She travels to the coast where she meets a young history professor on the beach...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Rossif
CAST:  Francine Racette  •  Michel Duchaussoy  •  Suzanne Flon  •  Stéphane Audran
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