Lionel Abelanski

Lionel Abelanski (born 22 October 1964) is a French actor. Abelanski was born in Paris, France. He has appeared in television and film roles since 1989. In 1999 he was nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actor for the film Train of Life (1998). Source: Article "Lionel Abelanski" from Wikipedia in English, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Atonement (2007)

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As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  James McAvoy  •  Romola Garai  •  Saoirse Ronan

As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  James McAvoy  •  Romola Garai  •  Saoirse Ronan

My Wife Is an Actress (2001)

A "normal" guy who is married to a hot actress gets worried that she is involved with her costar. This worry turns into jealousy and causes problems in their relationship. This is a story about trust and a comedy about the actions between men and women.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yvan Attal
CAST:  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Yvan Attal  •  Terence Stamp  •  Noémie Lvovsky

A "normal" guy who is married to a hot actress gets worried that she is involved with her costar. This worry turns into jealousy and causes problems in their relationship. This is a story about trust and a comedy about the actions between men and women.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yvan Attal
CAST:  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Yvan Attal  •  Terence Stamp  •  Noémie Lvovsky

Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre (2001)

A collection of artifacts from an archeological dig in Egypt are brought to the famous Louvre museum in Paris, and while experts are using a laser scanning device to determine the age of a sarcophagus, a ghostly spirit escapes and makes its way into the museum's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Salomé
CAST:  Sophie Marceau  •  Michel Serrault  •  Frédéric Diefenthal  •  Julie Christie

A collection of artifacts from an archeological dig in Egypt are brought to the famous Louvre museum in Paris, and while experts are using a laser scanning device to determine the age of a sarcophagus, a ghostly spirit escapes and makes its way into the museum's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Salomé
CAST:  Sophie Marceau  •  Michel Serrault  •  Frédéric Diefenthal  •  Julie Christie

Bed and Breakfast (2003)

Tired of their stressful parisian lifestyle, Caroline and Bertrand decide to start a new life, running a traditional gîte in deepest Provence. It is not long before they start to question the wisdom of this move – the buldings are in a state of near-dilapidation, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Duty
CAST:  Marina Foïs  •  Julie Depardieu  •  Léa Drucker  •  Sebastian Barrio

Tired of their stressful parisian lifestyle, Caroline and Bertrand decide to start a new life, running a traditional gîte in deepest Provence. It is not long before they start to question the wisdom of this move – the buldings are in a state of near-dilapidation, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Duty
CAST:  Marina Foïs  •  Julie Depardieu  •  Léa Drucker  •  Sebastian Barrio

An Innocent Little Game (2004)

Claire et Bruno forment depuis douze ans un couple établi, une "institution". Au cours d'une journée à la campagne réunissant tous leurs proches, ils vont, par jeu, prétendre qu'ils se séparent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Rapp
CAST:  Sandrine Kiberlain  •  Yvan Attal  •  Jean-Paul Rouve  •  Marina Foïs

Claire et Bruno forment depuis douze ans un couple établi, une "institution". Au cours d'une journée à la campagne réunissant tous leurs proches, ils vont, par jeu, prétendre qu'ils se séparent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Rapp
CAST:  Sandrine Kiberlain  •  Yvan Attal  •  Jean-Paul Rouve  •  Marina Foïs

La Femme du cosmonaute (1997)

Anna and her husband Jean-Paul have to face a long and difficult separation since Jean-Paul is a spationaut. Thanks to a video device they can see each other and communicate... But definitely not for the best!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Monnet
CAST:  Victoria Abril  •  Gérard Lanvin  •  Rossy de Palma  •  Gérard Hernandez

Anna and her husband Jean-Paul have to face a long and difficult separation since Jean-Paul is a spationaut. Thanks to a video device they can see each other and communicate... But definitely not for the best!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Monnet
CAST:  Victoria Abril  •  Gérard Lanvin  •  Rossy de Palma  •  Gérard Hernandez

Mais qui a tué Pamela Rose ? (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

Let's Be Friends (2005)

The two friends Claude and Serge are fundamentally different in their temperament. Similarities arise only when they try to have a relationship with a woman, because both fail equally. While Claude is simply too shy to even start a relationship, let alone meet a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Éric Toledano  •  Olivier Nakache
CAST:  Jean-Paul Rouve  •  Annie Girardot  •  Jonathan Lambert  •  Isabelle Renauld

The two friends Claude and Serge are fundamentally different in their temperament. Similarities arise only when they try to have a relationship with a woman, because both fail equally. While Claude is simply too shy to even start a relationship, let alone meet a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Éric Toledano  •  Olivier Nakache
CAST:  Jean-Paul Rouve  •  Annie Girardot  •  Jonathan Lambert  •  Isabelle Renauld

La banda Picasso (2013)

Paris, 1911. When Da Vinci's painting “La Gioconda” is stolen from the Louvre museum, it is suspected that the authors of the audacious theft are members of a group of bohemian artists led by painter Pablo Ruiz Picasso and poet Guillaume Apollinaire…  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando Colomo
CAST:  Louise Monot  •  Ignacio Mateos  •  Stanley Weber  •  Pierre Bénézit

Paris, 1911. When Da Vinci's painting “La Gioconda” is stolen from the Louvre museum, it is suspected that the authors of the audacious theft are members of a group of bohemian artists led by painter Pablo Ruiz Picasso and poet Guillaume Apollinaire…  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando Colomo
CAST:  Louise Monot  •  Ignacio Mateos  •  Stanley Weber  •  Pierre Bénézit

Kidon (2013)

"Kidon" begins in the morning of the 18th of February 2010 in Tel-Aviv when the whole world wakes up discovering, on the front page of all the newspapers, pictures of the Mossad agents caught while killing Mahmoud al Mabhouh in Dubai a month earlier. It was the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emmanuel Naccache
CAST:  Tomer Sisley  •  Kev Adams  •  Hippolyte Girardot  •  Élodie Hesme

"Kidon" begins in the morning of the 18th of February 2010 in Tel-Aviv when the whole world wakes up discovering, on the front page of all the newspapers, pictures of the Mossad agents caught while killing Mahmoud al Mabhouh in Dubai a month earlier. It was the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emmanuel Naccache
CAST:  Tomer Sisley  •  Kev Adams  •  Hippolyte Girardot  •  Élodie Hesme

Rue Mandar (2013)

When their beloved Polish immigrant mother passes away, the sisters Emma (Kiberlain) and Rosemonde (Devos), and their brother, Charles (Berry), are obliged to deal with the personal and physical aftereffects, which include the cozy, old fashioned flat where she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Idit Cebula
CAST:  Sandrine Kiberlain  •  Richard Berry  •  Emmanuelle Devos  •  Lionel Abelanski

When their beloved Polish immigrant mother passes away, the sisters Emma (Kiberlain) and Rosemonde (Devos), and their brother, Charles (Berry), are obliged to deal with the personal and physical aftereffects, which include the cozy, old fashioned flat where she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Idit Cebula
CAST:  Sandrine Kiberlain  •  Richard Berry  •  Emmanuelle Devos  •  Lionel Abelanski

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

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Set in the 1920s French Riviera, a master magician is commissioned to try and expose a psychic as a fraud.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Emma Stone  •  Colin Firth  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Hamish Linklater

Set in the 1920s French Riviera, a master magician is commissioned to try and expose a psychic as a fraud.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Emma Stone  •  Colin Firth  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Hamish Linklater

Billy and Buddy (2013)

Buddy is an abandoned young cocker spaniel waiting dejectedly in his cage for a kind, new owner to adopt him. Suddenly, Billy, a little boy whose hair is as red as Buddy's, appears. It's love at first sight and the beginning of a great friendship. But for Billy's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Charlot  •  Franck Magnier
CAST:  Franck Dubosc  •  Marina Foïs  •  Charles Crombez  •  Nicolas Vaude

Buddy is an abandoned young cocker spaniel waiting dejectedly in his cage for a kind, new owner to adopt him. Suddenly, Billy, a little boy whose hair is as red as Buddy's, appears. It's love at first sight and the beginning of a great friendship. But for Billy's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Charlot  •  Franck Magnier
CAST:  Franck Dubosc  •  Marina Foïs  •  Charles Crombez  •  Nicolas Vaude

Le syndrome de Jerusalem (2008)

Israeli pothead brave young (Liron Levo) in love with a Russian prostitute (Lucy Dovinz'ik), and decides to release it at all costs from the hands of a pimp Groseini. To do so he had to steal a taxi service, with passengers kinds of things: a French businessman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emmanuel Naccache  •  Stéphane Bélaïsch
CAST:  Lionel Abelanski  •  Gilles Ben-David  •  Lucy Dubinchik

Israeli pothead brave young (Liron Levo) in love with a Russian prostitute (Lucy Dovinz'ik), and decides to release it at all costs from the hands of a pimp Groseini. To do so he had to steal a taxi service, with passengers kinds of things: a French businessman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emmanuel Naccache  •  Stéphane Bélaïsch
CAST:  Lionel Abelanski  •  Gilles Ben-David  •  Lucy Dubinchik

The Players (2012)

Eight short films explore the subject of male infidelity. Serial cheaters, Fred and Greg, spend a night on the town doing what they do best, and with absolutely no regrets. The duo play various characters in assorted extracurricular situations, ranging from sexist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Dujardin  •  Gilles Lellouche  •  Michel Hazanavicius  •  Emmanuelle Bercot  •  Fred Cavayé  •  Alexandre Courtes  •  Eric Lartigau
CAST:  Gilles Lellouche  •  Guillaume Canet  •  Aina Clotet  •  Jean Dujardin

Eight short films explore the subject of male infidelity. Serial cheaters, Fred and Greg, spend a night on the town doing what they do best, and with absolutely no regrets. The duo play various characters in assorted extracurricular situations, ranging from sexist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Dujardin  •  Gilles Lellouche  •  Michel Hazanavicius  •  Emmanuelle Bercot  •  Fred Cavayé  •  Alexandre Courtes  •  Eric Lartigau
CAST:  Gilles Lellouche  •  Guillaume Canet  •  Aina Clotet  •  Jean Dujardin

A Distant Neighborhood (2010)

Thomas, a father in his fifties, returns by chance to the town where he grew up. He collapses and wakes up forty years earlier in the body of his teenage self. Thrown back into his past, Thomas will not only have to re-live his first love, but also try to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Garbarski
CAST:  Pascal Greggory  •  Léo Legrand  •  Alexandra Maria Lara  •  Jonathan Zaccaï

Thomas, a father in his fifties, returns by chance to the town where he grew up. He collapses and wakes up forty years earlier in the body of his teenage self. Thrown back into his past, Thomas will not only have to re-live his first love, but also try to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Garbarski
CAST:  Pascal Greggory  •  Léo Legrand  •  Alexandra Maria Lara  •  Jonathan Zaccaï

The Great Role (2004)

When a famous American film director, Rudolph Grichenberg, comes to Paris to cast a Yiddish version of 'The Merchant of Venice,' Maurice Kurtz and his friends try out for the role of Shylock. Thinking he has finally been cast in an important film role after years ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Suissa
CAST:  Stéphane Freiss  •  Bérénice Bejo  •  François Berléand  •  Olivier Sitruk

When a famous American film director, Rudolph Grichenberg, comes to Paris to cast a Yiddish version of 'The Merchant of Venice,' Maurice Kurtz and his friends try out for the role of Shylock. Thinking he has finally been cast in an important film role after years ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Suissa
CAST:  Stéphane Freiss  •  Bérénice Bejo  •  François Berléand  •  Olivier Sitruk

The Dope (2003)

Alphonse Brown, who firmly believes he is the bastard son of James Brown, meets up with his best friend Scotch after Brown gets out of jail. On their way to Paris to begin careers as recording artists, the pair stumbles across a potent type of marijuana that was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Desagnat  •  Thomas Sorriaux
CAST:  Michaël Youn  •  Vincent Desagnat  •  Zoé Félix  •  Alex Descas

Alphonse Brown, who firmly believes he is the bastard son of James Brown, meets up with his best friend Scotch after Brown gets out of jail. On their way to Paris to begin careers as recording artists, the pair stumbles across a potent type of marijuana that was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Desagnat  •  Thomas Sorriaux
CAST:  Michaël Youn  •  Vincent Desagnat  •  Zoé Félix  •  Alex Descas

Nationale 7 (2000)

In a nursing home for disabled near Toulon, René is unanimously hated by all. With fifty years and suffering from myopathy, has an irascible, rebellious character. But not resist provocations candor and uprightness of Julie, a special educator rookie. He confesses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Sinapi
CAST:  Nadia Kaci  •  Olivier Gourmet  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Chantal Neuwirth

In a nursing home for disabled near Toulon, René is unanimously hated by all. With fifty years and suffering from myopathy, has an irascible, rebellious character. But not resist provocations candor and uprightness of Julie, a special educator rookie. He confesses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Sinapi
CAST:  Nadia Kaci  •  Olivier Gourmet  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Chantal Neuwirth

Didier (1997)

Jean-Pierre Costa is a football manager upon whom fate appears not to be smiling. First, a friend, Annabelle, dumps a pet Labrador named Didier on him whilst she goes off to make a report in Los Angeles. Next, one of his star players is injured, leaving him one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Chabat
CAST:  Jean-Pierre Bacri  •  Alain Chabat  •  Isabelle Gélinas  •  Lionel Abelanski

Jean-Pierre Costa is a football manager upon whom fate appears not to be smiling. First, a friend, Annabelle, dumps a pet Labrador named Didier on him whilst she goes off to make a report in Los Angeles. Next, one of his star players is injured, leaving him one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Chabat
CAST:  Jean-Pierre Bacri  •  Alain Chabat  •  Isabelle Gélinas  •  Lionel Abelanski
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