Lucas Belvaux

Après avoir suivi sa scolarité dans l'internat de Philippeville (province de Namur) où son père est administrateur, Lucas Belvaux décide, à 16 ans, d'abandonner ses études et de partir pour Paris, afin de devenir comédien. Inscrit dans un cours privé, il rencontre rapidement un agent qui lui permet de trouver ses premiers rôles dans des téléfilms.  En 1981, Lucas Belvaux fait ses débuts au cinéma, en jeune homme insoumis, dans Allons z'enfants, le plaidoyer anti-militariste d'Yves Boisset. Aperçu chezLosey et Zulawski, le comédien tourne en 1985 avec deux maîtres de la Nouvelle vague, Claude Chabrol (Poulet au vinaigre, dans lequel il incarne un facteur trop bavard) et Jacques Rivette (Hurlevent, variation autour de l'oeuvre d'Emily Brontë). Entre naïveté et romantisme, Lucas Belvaux campe un amoureux du rock dans Désordre, premier long métrage d'Olivier Assayas en 1986, et un clerc de notaire qui séduit Madame Bovary dans l'adaptation par Chabrol du chef-d'oeuvre de Flaubert (1991). Au début des années 90, Lucas Belvaux passe derrière la caméra. Auteur d'une première oeuvre intimiste passée un peu inaperçue (Parfois trop d'amour), il obtient les faveurs de la critique et du public avec Pour rire ! (1996), vaudeville décalé qui révèle son sens du casting (Jean-Pierre Léaud/Ornella Muti). Fort de ce succès, il se lance dans un triptyque composé d'une comédie (Un couple épatant), d'un thriller (Cavale) et d'un mélodrame (Après la vie), les personnages principaux de ...

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Joyeux Noel (2005)

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France, 1914, during World War I. On Christmas Eve, an extraordinary event takes place in the bloody no man's land that the French and the Scots dispute with the Germans…  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Carion
CAST:  Diane Kruger  •  Natalie Dessay  •  Benno Fürmann  •  Guillaume Canet

France, 1914, during World War I. On Christmas Eve, an extraordinary event takes place in the bloody no man's land that the French and the Scots dispute with the Germans…  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Carion
CAST:  Diane Kruger  •  Natalie Dessay  •  Benno Fürmann  •  Guillaume Canet

The Public Woman (1984)

An inexperienced young actress is invited to play a role in a film based on Dostoyevsky's 'The Possessed'. The film director, a Czech immigrant in Paris, takes over her life, and in a short time she is unable to draw the line between acting and reality. She winds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrzej Żuławski
CAST:  Valérie Kaprisky  •  Francis Huster  •  Lambert Wilson  •  Patrick Bauchau

An inexperienced young actress is invited to play a role in a film based on Dostoyevsky's 'The Possessed'. The film director, a Czech immigrant in Paris, takes over her life, and in a short time she is unable to draw the line between acting and reality. She winds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrzej Żuławski
CAST:  Valérie Kaprisky  •  Francis Huster  •  Lambert Wilson  •  Patrick Bauchau

Rapt (2009)

A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Yvan Attal  •  Anne Consigny  •  Françoise Fabian  •  André Marcon

A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Yvan Attal  •  Anne Consigny  •  Françoise Fabian  •  André Marcon

Just for Laughs (1996)

Michel and Juliette have just broken up over Michel's affair with the much younger Romance. Alice and Nicolas are still together, but maybe this is because Nicolas does not know of Alice's affair with handsome sports photographer Gaspard. This sly sex comedy, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Ornella Muti  •  Jean-Pierre Léaud  •  Antoine Chappey  •  Tonie Marshall

Michel and Juliette have just broken up over Michel's affair with the much younger Romance. Alice and Nicolas are still together, but maybe this is because Nicolas does not know of Alice's affair with handsome sports photographer Gaspard. This sly sex comedy, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Ornella Muti  •  Jean-Pierre Léaud  •  Antoine Chappey  •  Tonie Marshall

Plato's Banquet (1989)

At house of Agathon get together many intellectuals and philosophers, including Socrates, to discuss the theme of love and sex: each of them intervenes to support its argument dialogical rules, within the context symposial.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Ferreri
CAST:  Lucas Belvaux  •  Jean Benguigui  •  Irene Papas  •  Philippe Khorsand

At house of Agathon get together many intellectuals and philosophers, including Socrates, to discuss the theme of love and sex: each of them intervenes to support its argument dialogical rules, within the context symposial.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Ferreri
CAST:  Lucas Belvaux  •  Jean Benguigui  •  Irene Papas  •  Philippe Khorsand

One Night (2012)

In the harbor city of Le Havre, France, a woman is stabbed during the night, just below the windows of her neighborhood. Pierre (Yvan Attal) has witnessed the murder, and heard the wails of the women crying for help. So have the neighbors, certainly. But at the end ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Yvan Attal  •  Sophie Quinton  •  Nicole Garcia  •  François Feroleto

In the harbor city of Le Havre, France, a woman is stabbed during the night, just below the windows of her neighborhood. Pierre (Yvan Attal) has witnessed the murder, and heard the wails of the women crying for help. So have the neighbors, certainly. But at the end ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Yvan Attal  •  Sophie Quinton  •  Nicole Garcia  •  François Feroleto

Disorder (1986)

Three young friends steal some music equipment for their struggling post-punk band and, in a panic, kill the shop’s owner. Assayas’ debut feature examines, with characteristic restraint and acuity, the psychological fallout as the band unravels—and each of its ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Assayas
CAST:  Wadeck Stanczak  •  Ann-Gisel Glass  •  Lucas Belvaux  •  Rémi Martin

Three young friends steal some music equipment for their struggling post-punk band and, in a panic, kill the shop’s owner. Assayas’ debut feature examines, with characteristic restraint and acuity, the psychological fallout as the band unravels—and each of its ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Assayas
CAST:  Wadeck Stanczak  •  Ann-Gisel Glass  •  Lucas Belvaux  •  Rémi Martin

Wuthering Heights (1985)

Rivette's unique take on Bronte's famous novel "Wuthering Heights".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Rivette
CAST:  Fabienne Babe  •  Lucas Belvaux  •  Sandra Montaigu  •  Olivier Cruveiller

Rivette's unique take on Bronte's famous novel "Wuthering Heights".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Rivette
CAST:  Fabienne Babe  •  Lucas Belvaux  •  Sandra Montaigu  •  Olivier Cruveiller

Grand bonheur (1993)

This affectionate little drama captures the last summer before graduation, when these assorted film students and drama students must leave the protected world of college and venture out into the chaotic currents of everyday life. Each student has his own style and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hervé Le Roux
CAST:  Charlotte Léo  •  Pierre Gérard  •  Pierre Berriau  •  Christine Vouilloz

This affectionate little drama captures the last summer before graduation, when these assorted film students and drama students must leave the protected world of college and venture out into the chaotic currents of everyday life. Each student has his own style and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hervé Le Roux
CAST:  Charlotte Léo  •  Pierre Gérard  •  Pierre Berriau  •  Christine Vouilloz

The Trout (1982)

The sexual and social dysfunctional behaviour of the corporate elite are further aggravated when a naive married woman becomes the obsession of two wealthy suitors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Daniel Olbrychski

The sexual and social dysfunctional behaviour of the corporate elite are further aggravated when a naive married woman becomes the obsession of two wealthy suitors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Daniel Olbrychski

The Right of the Weakest (2006)

In the Belgian town of Liege, in order to buy a moped for the wife of their friend Patrick, three men decide to organise a large-scale hold-up. As expected, nothing goes to plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Lucas Belvaux  •  Claude Semal  •  Patrick Descamps  •  Natacha Régnier

In the Belgian town of Liege, in order to buy a moped for the wife of their friend Patrick, three men decide to organise a large-scale hold-up. As expected, nothing goes to plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Lucas Belvaux  •  Claude Semal  •  Patrick Descamps  •  Natacha Régnier

Cop au Vin (1985)

Unorthodox detective Jean Lavardin is called to a provincial French town after a prank turns deadly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Chabrol
CAST:  Jean Poiret  •  Stéphane Audran  •  Michel Bouquet  •  Lucas Belvaux

Unorthodox detective Jean Lavardin is called to a provincial French town after a prank turns deadly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Chabrol
CAST:  Jean Poiret  •  Stéphane Audran  •  Michel Bouquet  •  Lucas Belvaux

Army of Crime (2009)

This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded the group an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Guédiguian
CAST:  Simon Abkarian  •  Virginie Ledoyen  •  Robinson Stévenin  •  Lola Naymark

This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded the group an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Guédiguian
CAST:  Simon Abkarian  •  Virginie Ledoyen  •  Robinson Stévenin  •  Lola Naymark

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DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Lucas Belvaux  •  Raphaële Godin  •  Catherine Mouchet

After Life (2002)

The final installment in director Lucas Belvaux's trilogy follows Pascal, a cop who sees a return to credibility in the capture of escaped convict Bruno--who in turn is harbored by Pascal's morphine-addicted wife Agnes. Pascal's already precarious ties to Agnes are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Dominique Blanc  •  Gilbert Melki  •  Ornella Muti  •  Catherine Frot

The final installment in director Lucas Belvaux's trilogy follows Pascal, a cop who sees a return to credibility in the capture of escaped convict Bruno--who in turn is harbored by Pascal's morphine-addicted wife Agnes. Pascal's already precarious ties to Agnes are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Dominique Blanc  •  Gilbert Melki  •  Ornella Muti  •  Catherine Frot

An Amazing Couple (2002)

A woman, concerned by her husband's eccentric behavior, hires a detective to follow his every move -- which yields unexpected results.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Ornella Muti  •  Valérie Mairesse  •  Catherine Frot  •  Dominique Blanc

A woman, concerned by her husband's eccentric behavior, hires a detective to follow his every move -- which yields unexpected results.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Ornella Muti  •  Valérie Mairesse  •  Catherine Frot  •  Dominique Blanc

On the Run (2003)

Après quinze ans passés derrière les barreaux, Bruno, qui prône la révolution prolétarienne, s'évade. Ce dernier veut continuer la lutte, faire sortir ses camarades de prison, libérer les masses du joug capitaliste. Tous ses anciens alliés n'y croient plus, même ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Lucas Belvaux  •  Catherine Frot  •  Dominique Blanc  •  Ornella Muti

Après quinze ans passés derrière les barreaux, Bruno, qui prône la révolution prolétarienne, s'évade. Ce dernier veut continuer la lutte, faire sortir ses camarades de prison, libérer les masses du joug capitaliste. Tous ses anciens alliés n'y croient plus, même ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucas Belvaux
CAST:  Lucas Belvaux  •  Catherine Frot  •  Dominique Blanc  •  Ornella Muti

Tomorrow We Move (2004)

When her mother moves in, the life of a writer gets crowded.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chantal Akerman
CAST:  Sylvie Testud  •  Aurore Clément  •  Jean-Pierre Marielle  •  Natacha Régnier

When her mother moves in, the life of a writer gets crowded.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chantal Akerman
CAST:  Sylvie Testud  •  Aurore Clément  •  Jean-Pierre Marielle  •  Natacha Régnier

Madame Bovary (1991)

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Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile lifestyle catches up to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Chabrol
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Jean-François Balmer  •  Christophe Malavoy  •  Jean Yanne

Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile lifestyle catches up to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Chabrol
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Jean-François Balmer  •  Christophe Malavoy  •  Jean Yanne

Have Mercy on Us All (2007)

In Paris, many citizens go to the precinct after the doors of their apartments have been sprayed with a 4 and the letters "clt". When a dweller is found mysteriously dead in his apartment, Detective Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg and his partner Danglard investigate...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Régis Wargnier
CAST:  José Garcia  •  Marie Gillain  •  Michel Serrault  •  Lucas Belvaux

In Paris, many citizens go to the precinct after the doors of their apartments have been sprayed with a 4 and the letters "clt". When a dweller is found mysteriously dead in his apartment, Detective Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg and his partner Danglard investigate...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Régis Wargnier
CAST:  José Garcia  •  Marie Gillain  •  Michel Serrault  •  Lucas Belvaux
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