Émilie Dequenne

Émilie Dequenne (born 29 August 1981) is a Belgian actress. She first gained attention for playing the title character in the film Rosetta (1999), which earned her the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress. She then went on to star in many films such as Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001), The Light (2004), The Girl on the Train (2009), Our Children (2012), Not My Type (2014) and This Is Our Land (2017). Dequenne won the Best Actress award at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival for her debut film performance in the Palme d'Or-winning film Rosetta. Dequenne became more well-known with worldwide audiences following her role in Brotherhood of the Wolf, a $29 million-budgeted film that grossed more than $70 million in theaters worldwide. In 2009 she played the lead in André Téchiné's La Fille du RER alongside Catherine Deneuve. She starred in the French thriller film The Pack, which premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. In 2012, she won the Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actress award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for her role in the film Our Children. The film also scored her a Magritte Award for Best Actress and a nomination for a Satellite Award for Best Actress. Source: Article "Émilie Dequenne" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

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In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christophe Gans
CAST:  Samuel Le Bihan  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Émilie Dequenne  •  Monica Bellucci

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christophe Gans
CAST:  Samuel Le Bihan  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Émilie Dequenne  •  Monica Bellucci

Rosetta (1999)

Young, impulsive Rosetta lives a hard and stressful life as she struggles to support herself and her alcoholic mother. Refusing all charity, she is desperate to maintain a dignified job.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Dardenne  •  Luc Dardenne
CAST:  Émilie Dequenne  •  Anne Yernaux  •  Fabrizio Rongione  •  Olivier Gourmet

Young, impulsive Rosetta lives a hard and stressful life as she struggles to support herself and her alcoholic mother. Refusing all charity, she is desperate to maintain a dignified job.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Dardenne  •  Luc Dardenne
CAST:  Émilie Dequenne  •  Anne Yernaux  •  Fabrizio Rongione  •  Olivier Gourmet

Yes, But... (2001)

At age 17, Eglantine is troubled by a number of things. Her argumentative parents comprise an absentee and philandering father and an overprotective, occasionally alcoholic mother. Her boyfriend Sébastien is a couple of years older; he's ready, but she isn't. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yves Lavandier
CAST:  Gérard Jugnot  •  Alix de Konopka  •  Cyrille Thouvenin  •  Émilie Dequenne

At age 17, Eglantine is troubled by a number of things. Her argumentative parents comprise an absentee and philandering father and an overprotective, occasionally alcoholic mother. Her boyfriend Sébastien is a couple of years older; he's ready, but she isn't. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yves Lavandier
CAST:  Gérard Jugnot  •  Alix de Konopka  •  Cyrille Thouvenin  •  Émilie Dequenne

The Light (2004)

Camille arrives in Ouessant, the island of her birth off the Brittany coast, to sell the family home. She spends a last night in the house during which she discovers a secret. In 1963 a man came to work with her father, who was the Jument lighthouse operator. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Lioret
CAST:  Sandrine Bonnaire  •  Anne Consigny  •  Philippe Torreton  •  Grégori Derangère

Camille arrives in Ouessant, the island of her birth off the Brittany coast, to sell the family home. She spends a last night in the house during which she discovers a secret. In 1963 a man came to work with her father, who was the Jument lighthouse operator. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Lioret
CAST:  Sandrine Bonnaire  •  Anne Consigny  •  Philippe Torreton  •  Grégori Derangère

La Vie d'artiste (2007)

A novelist, an actress, and a struggling young singer all attempt to make their mark in modern day Paris in director Marc Fitoussi's cynical entertainment industry satire. Bertrand is a French literary professor whose students all know that he is shacked up with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Fitoussi
CAST:  Sandrine Kiberlain  •  Émilie Dequenne  •  Denis Podalydès  •  Valérie Benguigui

A novelist, an actress, and a struggling young singer all attempt to make their mark in modern day Paris in director Marc Fitoussi's cynical entertainment industry satire. Bertrand is a French literary professor whose students all know that he is shacked up with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Fitoussi
CAST:  Sandrine Kiberlain  •  Émilie Dequenne  •  Denis Podalydès  •  Valérie Benguigui

The Pack (2010)

In the middle of a snowy no man's land, Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn't come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franck Richard
CAST:  Yolande Moreau  •  Émilie Dequenne  •  Benjamin Biolay  •  Philippe Nahon

In the middle of a snowy no man's land, Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn't come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franck Richard
CAST:  Yolande Moreau  •  Émilie Dequenne  •  Benjamin Biolay  •  Philippe Nahon

The Crossing (2012)

Lola Arendt, 8, vanishes while on vacation on a wild Scottish island. Shattered by her disappearance, her parents, Sarah and Martin, separate. Two years later, Lola is found at the exact same spot. Martin returns to the island to bring her home. His delight at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jérôme Cornuau
CAST:  Michaël Youn  •  Fanny Valette  •  Pauline Haugness  •  Jules Werner

Lola Arendt, 8, vanishes while on vacation on a wild Scottish island. Shattered by her disappearance, her parents, Sarah and Martin, separate. Two years later, Lola is found at the exact same spot. Martin returns to the island to bring her home. His delight at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jérôme Cornuau
CAST:  Michaël Youn  •  Fanny Valette  •  Pauline Haugness  •  Jules Werner

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

Rien dans les poches (2008)

25 years of the life of Marie, a Parisian party girl, first teenager leaving her mother at 17, then short star of the song, and finally mother of a teenage girl, Esther, who flees as she fled her mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marion Vernoux
CAST:  Emma de Caunes  •  Anaïs Croze  •  Lio  •  Alain Chabat

25 years of the life of Marie, a Parisian party girl, first teenager leaving her mother at 17, then short star of the song, and finally mother of a teenage girl, Esther, who flees as she fled her mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marion Vernoux
CAST:  Emma de Caunes  •  Anaïs Croze  •  Lio  •  Alain Chabat

Our Children (2012)

Young and full of life, Murielle has a promising future ahead of her when she meets and falls head over heels for Mounir. A wedding soon follows, and the happy couple quickly set about preparing to make a family. However, with family come ties, and none come as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Lafosse
CAST:  Tahar Rahim  •  Niels Arestrup  •  Émilie Dequenne  •  Stéphane Bissot

Young and full of life, Murielle has a promising future ahead of her when she meets and falls head over heels for Mounir. A wedding soon follows, and the happy couple quickly set about preparing to make a family. However, with family come ties, and none come as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Lafosse
CAST:  Tahar Rahim  •  Niels Arestrup  •  Émilie Dequenne  •  Stéphane Bissot

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DIRECTION:  Laurent Vinas-Raymond
CAST:  Omar Sharif  •  Émilie Dequenne  •  Franck Gourlat  •  Anne Canovas

A Song of Innocence (2005)

Antoine Santana - Issues of class, gender roles and parenting bubble to the surface in this 19th-century tale about a shepherd girl (Isild Le Besco) who farms off her own newborn to a wet nurse in the countryside so that she can earn high wages nursing the infant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Santana
CAST:  Isild Le Besco  •  Émilie Dequenne  •  Grégoire Colin  •  Anémone

Antoine Santana - Issues of class, gender roles and parenting bubble to the surface in this 19th-century tale about a shepherd girl (Isild Le Besco) who farms off her own newborn to a wet nurse in the countryside so that she can earn high wages nursing the infant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Santana
CAST:  Isild Le Besco  •  Émilie Dequenne  •  Grégoire Colin  •  Anémone

Fissures (2007)

Charlotte, an alienated sound engineer, travels to the country home where her mother was just murdered. She is quickly frustrated by the lack of progress in the police investigation and so begins her own. While listening to a fresh sound recording she made in her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alantė Kavaitė
CAST:  Émilie Dequenne  •  Ludmila Mikaël  •  Mathieu Demy  •  Nadia Barentin

Charlotte, an alienated sound engineer, travels to the country home where her mother was just murdered. She is quickly frustrated by the lack of progress in the police investigation and so begins her own. While listening to a fresh sound recording she made in her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alantė Kavaitė
CAST:  Émilie Dequenne  •  Ludmila Mikaël  •  Mathieu Demy  •  Nadia Barentin

The Girl on the Train (2009)

The Girl on the Train is a 2009 French drama film directed by André Téchiné. Jeanne is a young woman, striking but otherwise without qualities. Her mother tries to get her a job in the office of a lawyer, Bleistein, her lover years ago. Jeanne fails the interview ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  André Téchiné
CAST:  Michel Blanc  •  Catherine Deneuve  •  Émilie Dequenne  •  Nicolas Duvauchelle

The Girl on the Train is a 2009 French drama film directed by André Téchiné. Jeanne is a young woman, striking but otherwise without qualities. Her mother tries to get her a job in the office of a lawyer, Bleistein, her lover years ago. Jeanne fails the interview ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  André Téchiné
CAST:  Michel Blanc  •  Catherine Deneuve  •  Émilie Dequenne  •  Nicolas Duvauchelle

The Housekeeper (2002)

After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of Laura's company, and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Berri
CAST:  Jean-Pierre Bacri  •  Brigitte Catillon  •  Jacques Frantz  •  Émilie Dequenne

After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of Laura's company, and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Berri
CAST:  Jean-Pierre Bacri  •  Brigitte Catillon  •  Jacques Frantz  •  Émilie Dequenne

To Each His Own Cinema (2007)

A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wong Kar-wai  •  Lars von Trier  •  Roman Polanski  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Bille August  •  Tsai Ming-liang  •  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Manoel de Oliveira  •  David Cronenberg  •  Ken Loach  •  Jane Campion  •  Atom Egoyan  •  Amos Gitai  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Nanni Moretti  •  Aki Kaurismäki  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Takeshi Kitano  •  Chen Kaige  •  Elia Suleiman  •  Walter Salles  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Raúl Ruiz  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Hou Hsiao-hsien  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Jean-Pierre Dardenne  •  Luc Dardenne  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Michael Cimino
CAST:  Pegah Ahangarani  •  Leonid Alexeenko  •  Tarane Alidousti  •  Dàvi Alvarado

A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wong Kar-wai  •  Lars von Trier  •  Roman Polanski  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Bille August  •  Tsai Ming-liang  •  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Manoel de Oliveira  •  David Cronenberg  •  Ken Loach  •  Jane Campion  •  Atom Egoyan  •  Amos Gitai  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Nanni Moretti  •  Aki Kaurismäki  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Takeshi Kitano  •  Chen Kaige  •  Elia Suleiman  •  Walter Salles  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Raúl Ruiz  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Hou Hsiao-hsien  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Jean-Pierre Dardenne  •  Luc Dardenne  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Michael Cimino
CAST:  Pegah Ahangarani  •  Leonid Alexeenko  •  Tarane Alidousti  •  Dàvi Alvarado

The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)

The Bridge of San Luis Rey is American author Thornton Wilder's second novel, first published in 1927 to worldwide acclaim. It tells the story of several interrelated people who die in the collapse of an Inca rope-fiber suspension bridge in Peru, and the events ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mary McGuckian
CAST:  F. Murray Abraham  •  Kathy Bates  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Geraldine Chaplin

The Bridge of San Luis Rey is American author Thornton Wilder's second novel, first published in 1927 to worldwide acclaim. It tells the story of several interrelated people who die in the collapse of an Inca rope-fiber suspension bridge in Peru, and the events ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mary McGuckian
CAST:  F. Murray Abraham  •  Kathy Bates  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Geraldine Chaplin

Divin enfant (2014)

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DIRECTION:  Olivier Doran
CAST:  Sami Bouajila  •  Émilie Dequenne  •  Géraldine Pailhas  •  Linh-Dan Pham

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DIRECTION:  Olivier Doran
CAST:  Sami Bouajila  •  Émilie Dequenne  •  Géraldine Pailhas  •  Linh-Dan Pham

Not My Type (2014)

Clement, a young philosophy teacher, is sent to Arras for a year. He meets Jennifer, a pretty hair stylist, and the two freely share their hearts and bodies as they try to overcome the cultural and social divide between them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Loïc Corbery  •  Anne Coesens  •  Martine Chevallier  •  Annelise Hesme

Clement, a young philosophy teacher, is sent to Arras for a year. He meets Jennifer, a pretty hair stylist, and the two freely share their hearts and bodies as they try to overcome the cultural and social divide between them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Loïc Corbery  •  Anne Coesens  •  Martine Chevallier  •  Annelise Hesme
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