Dominique Sanda

Dominique Sanda (born 11 March 1948) is a French actress and former fashion model. Sanda was born as Dominique Marie-Françoise Renée Varaigne in Paris to Lucienne (née Pinchon) and Gérard Sanda. She appeared in such noted European films of the 1970s as Vittorio de Sica's Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini, Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist and Novecento, and Liliana Cavani's Beyond Good and Evil. She also appeared in The Mackintosh Man (with Paul Newman) and Steppenwolf (with Max von Sydow). She won the award for Best Actress at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival for her role in the film The Inheritance. Description above from the Wikipedia article Dominique Sanda, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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1900 (1976)

The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Robert De Niro  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Stefania Sandrelli

The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Robert De Niro  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Stefania Sandrelli

The Crimson Rivers (2000)

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Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they start working together, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Nadia Farès  •  Dominique Sanda

Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they start working together, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Nadia Farès  •  Dominique Sanda

Going Away (2013)

Two unlikely friends — a supply teacher and a lonely young boy suspended between two estranged parents — embark on a weekend motorcycle voyage full of surprises and unforeseen consequences in this surprisingly tough, unsentimental drama.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicole Garcia
CAST:  Louise Bourgoin  •  Pierre Rochefort  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Déborah François

Two unlikely friends — a supply teacher and a lonely young boy suspended between two estranged parents — embark on a weekend motorcycle voyage full of surprises and unforeseen consequences in this surprisingly tough, unsentimental drama.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicole Garcia
CAST:  Louise Bourgoin  •  Pierre Rochefort  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Déborah François

On a Moonlit Night (1989)

An American journalist works for a French newspaper. He is writing an article about the reaction against people with AIDS, without knowing he is infected too. Once he finds out, he decides to cut off himself leaving his wife and daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lina Wertmüller
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  Nastassja Kinski  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Lorraine Bracco

An American journalist works for a French newspaper. He is writing an article about the reaction against people with AIDS, without knowing he is infected too. Once he finds out, he decides to cut off himself leaving his wife and daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lina Wertmüller
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  Nastassja Kinski  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Lorraine Bracco

Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (1990)

Genua, 3rd October 1985. Together with over 500 other passengers Margot and Pierre Bergeron, a married couple from France, the Serafinis, an Italian family, Anne Higgins, an Englishwoman, Gitta and Helmut Holzer from Germany and an American couple called Marilyn ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alberto Negrin
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Renzo Montagnani  •  Joseph Nasser

Genua, 3rd October 1985. Together with over 500 other passengers Margot and Pierre Bergeron, a married couple from France, the Serafinis, an Italian family, Anne Higgins, an Englishwoman, Gitta and Helmut Holzer from Germany and an American couple called Marilyn ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alberto Negrin
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Renzo Montagnani  •  Joseph Nasser

I'll Be Going Now (1990)

After eighteen years of psychiatric care, the former bank manager Augusto Scrivani returns home from his daughter-in-law Carla. Dino Risi directs a melancholy and scratchy Gassman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dino Risi
CAST:  Vittorio Gassman  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Eva Grimaldi  •  Elliott Gould

After eighteen years of psychiatric care, the former bank manager Augusto Scrivani returns home from his daughter-in-law Carla. Dino Risi directs a melancholy and scratchy Gassman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dino Risi
CAST:  Vittorio Gassman  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Eva Grimaldi  •  Elliott Gould

Break of Day (1980)

A perfect summer divertissement, the very rare Break of Day is based on the quasi-autobiographical novel by Colette, a serene, sometimes joyous meditation in which the novelist puzzles through the state in which she found herself, an older woman, traduced and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Demy
CAST:  Danièle Delorme  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Jean Sorel  •  Orane Demazis

A perfect summer divertissement, the very rare Break of Day is based on the quasi-autobiographical novel by Colette, a serene, sometimes joyous meditation in which the novelist puzzles through the state in which she found herself, an older woman, traduced and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Demy
CAST:  Danièle Delorme  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Jean Sorel  •  Orane Demazis

Without Apparent Motive (1971)

A serie of murders is comitted in Nice on the French riviera. The commissaire Carella is in charge and tries to find a missing link between all these murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Labro
CAST:  Jean-Louis Trintignant  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Sacha Distel  •  Carla Gravina

A serie of murders is comitted in Nice on the French riviera. The commissaire Carella is in charge and tries to find a missing link between all these murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Labro
CAST:  Jean-Louis Trintignant  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Sacha Distel  •  Carla Gravina

Beyond Good and Evil (1977)

The life and ideas of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. A love triangle unfolds as Nietzsche and his best friend decides to live with a Jewish woman. According to Nietzsche's philosophy, that is beyond all morality. Depicting Nietzsche's opium addiction ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liliana Cavani
CAST:  Dominique Sanda  •  Erland Josephson  •  Virna Lisi  •  Robert Powell

The life and ideas of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. A love triangle unfolds as Nietzsche and his best friend decides to live with a Jewish woman. According to Nietzsche's philosophy, that is beyond all morality. Depicting Nietzsche's opium addiction ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liliana Cavani
CAST:  Dominique Sanda  •  Erland Josephson  •  Virna Lisi  •  Robert Powell

A Sweet Journey (1980)

Lucia and Elena are best friends since childhood. They take a car trip from Paris to the country. Their conversations are overtly intimate, but more revealing is their tacit understanding of each others' personality and desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Deville
CAST:  Dominique Sanda  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Jacques Zabor  •  Jean Crubelier

Lucia and Elena are best friends since childhood. They take a car trip from Paris to the country. Their conversations are overtly intimate, but more revealing is their tacit understanding of each others' personality and desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Deville
CAST:  Dominique Sanda  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Jacques Zabor  •  Jean Crubelier

A Gentle Woman (1969)

When his young wife commits suicide with no explanation, an introspective pawnbroker looks back on their life together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Bresson
CAST:  Dominique Sanda  •  Guy Frangin  •  Jeanne Lobre  •  Claude Ollier

When his young wife commits suicide with no explanation, an introspective pawnbroker looks back on their life together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Bresson
CAST:  Dominique Sanda  •  Guy Frangin  •  Jeanne Lobre  •  Claude Ollier

The Wings of the Dove (1981)

A 20th-century prostitute (Dominique Sanda) arranges for her lover (Michele Placido) to wed a wealthy, dying millionairess (Isabelle Huppert) in Venice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benoît Jacquot
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Michele Placido  •  Jean Sorel

A 20th-century prostitute (Dominique Sanda) arranges for her lover (Michele Placido) to wed a wealthy, dying millionairess (Isabelle Huppert) in Venice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benoît Jacquot
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Michele Placido  •  Jean Sorel

The World of Jacques Demy (1995)

Agnès Varda's documentary portrait of her late husband, Jacques Demy. A companion piece to her Jacquot de Nantes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agnès Varda
CAST:  Anouk Aimée  •  Agnès Varda  •  Danielle Darrieux  •  Catherine Deneuve

Agnès Varda's documentary portrait of her late husband, Jacques Demy. A companion piece to her Jacquot de Nantes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agnès Varda
CAST:  Anouk Aimée  •  Agnès Varda  •  Danielle Darrieux  •  Catherine Deneuve

The Journey (1992)

A young man living in a cold southern village in South America, decides to start a trip looking for his father. By doing this he discovers unexpected facts about his Latin American essence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando E. Solanas
CAST:  Walter Quiroz  •  Soledad Alfaro  •  Ricardo Bartis  •  Christina Becerra

A young man living in a cold southern village in South America, decides to start a trip looking for his father. By doing this he discovers unexpected facts about his Latin American essence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando E. Solanas
CAST:  Walter Quiroz  •  Soledad Alfaro  •  Ricardo Bartis  •  Christina Becerra

To Save Nine (1989)

Originally titled simply Decimo Clandestino, this Lina Wertmuller "miniature" began life as an Italian TV drama. Piera Degli Esposti plays the widowed, impoverished mother of a huge farm family. The woman moves her nine children to Bologna, where their living ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lina Wertmüller
CAST:  Piera Degli Esposti  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Hartmut Becker  •  Susanna Marcomeni

Originally titled simply Decimo Clandestino, this Lina Wertmuller "miniature" began life as an Italian TV drama. Piera Degli Esposti plays the widowed, impoverished mother of a huge farm family. The woman moves her nine children to Bologna, where their living ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lina Wertmüller
CAST:  Piera Degli Esposti  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Hartmut Becker  •  Susanna Marcomeni

The Road to Bresson (1998)

A Dutch documentary about legendary French filmmaker Robert Bresson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jurriën Rood  •  Leo de Boer
CAST:  Robert Bresson  •  Andrei Tarkovsky  •  Louis Malle  •  Orson Welles

A Dutch documentary about legendary French filmmaker Robert Bresson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jurriën Rood  •  Leo de Boer
CAST:  Robert Bresson  •  Andrei Tarkovsky  •  Louis Malle  •  Orson Welles

The Inheritance (1976)

Rome, 1880. Gregorio Ferramonti (Anthony Quinn) has decided to close his bakery, the family business. Then he tells his sons Pippo (Gigi Proietti), Mario (Fabio Testi) and Teta that they will have to fend for themselves. But Irene (Dominique Sanda), the wife of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mauro Bolognini
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Gigi Proietti  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Fabio Testi

Rome, 1880. Gregorio Ferramonti (Anthony Quinn) has decided to close his bakery, the family business. Then he tells his sons Pippo (Gigi Proietti), Mario (Fabio Testi) and Teta that they will have to fend for themselves. But Irene (Dominique Sanda), the wife of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mauro Bolognini
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Gigi Proietti  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Fabio Testi

Cabo Blanco (1980)

Giff Hoyt, a cafe owner in Cabo Blanco, Peru after World War II is caught between refuge-seeking Nazis and their enemies. After the murder of a sea explorer is passed off as accidental death by the corrupt local police, Giff becomes suspicious. The police chief ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Simon MacCorkindale  •  Jason Robards

Giff Hoyt, a cafe owner in Cabo Blanco, Peru after World War II is caught between refuge-seeking Nazis and their enemies. After the murder of a sea explorer is passed off as accidental death by the corrupt local police, Giff becomes suspicious. The police chief ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Simon MacCorkindale  •  Jason Robards

The Song of Roland (1978)

Roland des Roncesvalles is a legendary knight from the age of chivalry in France. In the 11th-century epic La Chanson de Roland, he is depicted as a key figure in halting the advance of the Arabs into France. In this story, the 10th-century legend is staged by a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Cassenti
CAST:  Klaus Kinski  •  Alain Cuny  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Pierre Clémenti

Roland des Roncesvalles is a legendary knight from the age of chivalry in France. In the 11th-century epic La Chanson de Roland, he is depicted as a key figure in halting the advance of the Arabs into France. In this story, the 10th-century legend is staged by a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Cassenti
CAST:  Klaus Kinski  •  Alain Cuny  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Pierre Clémenti

I, the Worst of All (1990)

A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The prelate finds her a symbol of European laxity. He engineers the election of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  María Luisa Bemberg
CAST:  Assumpta Serna  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Héctor Alterio  •  Lautaro Murúa

A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The prelate finds her a symbol of European laxity. He engineers the election of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  María Luisa Bemberg
CAST:  Assumpta Serna  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Héctor Alterio  •  Lautaro Murúa
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