Déborah François

Déborah François is a Belgian actress. She is best known for her starring role in the Palme d'Or-winning film, The Child, directed by the Dardenne brothers. In 2009, she won a César Award for Most Promising Actress for The First Day of the Rest of Your Life. Wikipedia

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The Child (2005)

Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Dardenne  •  Luc Dardenne
CAST:  Jérémie Renier  •  Déborah François  •  Jérémie Segard  •  François Olivier

Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Dardenne  •  Luc Dardenne
CAST:  Jérémie Renier  •  Déborah François  •  Jérémie Segard  •  François Olivier

The Monk (2011)

A virtuous monk descends to the depths of sin and depravity after Satan sends an unholy temptress to lead him astray.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominik Moll
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Déborah François  •  Joséphine Japy  •  Sergi López

A virtuous monk descends to the depths of sin and depravity after Satan sends an unholy temptress to lead him astray.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominik Moll
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Déborah François  •  Joséphine Japy  •  Sergi López

Please, Please Me! (2009)

Ariane is convinced that her boyfriend, Jean-Jacques, is having fantasies about another woman, Élisabeth. In an attempt to save their relationship, Ariane encourages Jean-Jacques to pursue Élisabeth, believing that this is the best way to free him from his own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emmanuel Mouret
CAST:  Emmanuel Mouret  •  Judith Godrèche  •  Frédérique Bel  •  Déborah François

Ariane is convinced that her boyfriend, Jean-Jacques, is having fantasies about another woman, Élisabeth. In an attempt to save their relationship, Ariane encourages Jean-Jacques to pursue Élisabeth, believing that this is the best way to free him from his own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emmanuel Mouret
CAST:  Emmanuel Mouret  •  Judith Godrèche  •  Frédérique Bel  •  Déborah François

Unmade Beds (2009)

Axl wants to find his long-lost father and rediscover his past. Vera just wants to forget hers as she tries to move on from heartbreak. Their stories come together in the melting-pot of 21st century London.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexis Dos Santos
CAST:  Déborah François  •  Fernando Tielve  •  Michiel Huisman  •  Iddo Goldberg

Axl wants to find his long-lost father and rediscover his past. Vera just wants to forget hers as she tries to move on from heartbreak. Their stories come together in the melting-pot of 21st century London.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexis Dos Santos
CAST:  Déborah François  •  Fernando Tielve  •  Michiel Huisman  •  Iddo Goldberg

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

Populaire (2012)

Rose Pamphyle lives with her widowed father and is destined to marry a son of the local mechanic. When she travels out of town and applies for a secretarial job with an insurance agency run by Louis Échard, he learns that Rose can type with extraordinary speed - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Régis Roinsard
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Déborah François  •  Bérénice Bejo  •  Shaun Benson

Rose Pamphyle lives with her widowed father and is destined to marry a son of the local mechanic. When she travels out of town and applies for a secretarial job with an insurance agency run by Louis Échard, he learns that Rose can type with extraordinary speed - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Régis Roinsard
CAST:  Romain Duris  •  Déborah François  •  Bérénice Bejo  •  Shaun Benson

Les Tribulations d'une caissière (2011)

La vie n’est pas rose tous les jours pour Solweig, caissière dans un supermarché. Mais elle garde le sourire, malgré les remarques souvent déplaisantes des clients et un chef teigneux. Peut-être grâce au blog qu’elle tient en secret, où elle s’épanche avec humour ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Rambaldi
CAST:  Déborah François  •  Elsa Zylberstein  •  Nicolas Giraud  •  Gilles Cohen

La vie n’est pas rose tous les jours pour Solweig, caissière dans un supermarché. Mais elle garde le sourire, malgré les remarques souvent déplaisantes des clients et un chef teigneux. Peut-être grâce au blog qu’elle tient en secret, où elle s’épanche avec humour ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Rambaldi
CAST:  Déborah François  •  Elsa Zylberstein  •  Nicolas Giraud  •  Gilles Cohen

Memories Corner (2011)

Young French journalist Ada Servier arrives in Kobe to cover the memorial ceremonies of the big earthquake from 1995. Fifteen years after the disaster the city’s wounds have finally disappeared but the former victims continue to suffer. Among them is Kenji whose ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Audrey Fouché
CAST:  Déborah François  •  Hidetoshi Nishijima  •  Hiroshi Abe  •  François Papineau

Young French journalist Ada Servier arrives in Kobe to cover the memorial ceremonies of the big earthquake from 1995. Fifteen years after the disaster the city’s wounds have finally disappeared but the former victims continue to suffer. Among them is Kenji whose ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Audrey Fouché
CAST:  Déborah François  •  Hidetoshi Nishijima  •  Hiroshi Abe  •  François Papineau

Zarafa (2012)

Inspired by the true story of the first giraffe to visit France, Zarafa is a sumptuously animated and stirring adventure, and a throwback to a bygone era of hand-drawn animation and epic storytelling set among sweeping CinemaScope vistas of parched desert, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rémi Bezançon  •  Jean-Christophe Lie
CAST:  Max Renaudin  •  Simon Abkarian  •  Vernon Dobtcheff  •  Roger Dumas

Inspired by the true story of the first giraffe to visit France, Zarafa is a sumptuously animated and stirring adventure, and a throwback to a bygone era of hand-drawn animation and epic storytelling set among sweeping CinemaScope vistas of parched desert, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rémi Bezançon  •  Jean-Christophe Lie
CAST:  Max Renaudin  •  Simon Abkarian  •  Vernon Dobtcheff  •  Roger Dumas

Student Services (2010)

Nineeten-year-old Laura (Déborah François) is stressed by her first year at college when money worries distract her from her studies and so, desperate for cash, she answers an online advertisement for intimate companionship that leads her down a dangerous path.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emmanuelle Bercot
CAST:  Déborah François  •  Mathieu Demy  •  Alain Cauchi  •  Benjamin Siksou

Nineeten-year-old Laura (Déborah François) is stressed by her first year at college when money worries distract her from her studies and so, desperate for cash, she answers an online advertisement for intimate companionship that leads her down a dangerous path.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emmanuelle Bercot
CAST:  Déborah François  •  Mathieu Demy  •  Alain Cauchi  •  Benjamin Siksou

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (2008)

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A sprawling drama centered on five key days in a family's life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rémi Bezançon
CAST:  Jacques Gamblin  •  Zabou Breitman  •  Déborah François  •  Marc-André Grondin

A sprawling drama centered on five key days in a family's life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rémi Bezançon
CAST:  Jacques Gamblin  •  Zabou Breitman  •  Déborah François  •  Marc-André Grondin

My Queen Karo (2009)

Nine-year-old Karo grows up with her parents in an Amsterdam commune in the Seventies. She leads a carefree existence in this utopia-for-adults. Everything is shared in the squat, but not everyone is able to honor these ideals. Karo gets confused because of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dorothée Van Den Berghe
CAST:  Anna Franziska Jäger  •  Matthias Schoenaerts  •  Déborah François  •  Nico Sturm

Nine-year-old Karo grows up with her parents in an Amsterdam commune in the Seventies. She leads a carefree existence in this utopia-for-adults. Everything is shared in the squat, but not everyone is able to honor these ideals. Karo gets confused because of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dorothée Van Den Berghe
CAST:  Anna Franziska Jäger  •  Matthias Schoenaerts  •  Déborah François  •  Nico Sturm

The Poisoning Angel (2017)

In 1800, Brittany is on its knees, overwhelmed by the regime in place and by the omnipotent clergy. It founders in an economic slump without end in sight and, in the middle of all this, a young, suffering girl pushes back as best she can. She is known as the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stéphanie Pillonca
CAST:  Déborah François  •  Benjamin Biolay  •  Jonathan Zaccaï  •  Catherine Mouchet

In 1800, Brittany is on its knees, overwhelmed by the regime in place and by the omnipotent clergy. It founders in an economic slump without end in sight and, in the middle of all this, a young, suffering girl pushes back as best she can. She is known as the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stéphanie Pillonca
CAST:  Déborah François  •  Benjamin Biolay  •  Jonathan Zaccaï  •  Catherine Mouchet

Female Agents (2008)

May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and her brother Pierre. Their mission, to rescue a British army geologist caught ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Salomé
CAST:  Sophie Marceau  •  Julie Depardieu  •  Marie Gillain  •  Déborah François

May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and her brother Pierre. Their mission, to rescue a British army geologist caught ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Salomé
CAST:  Sophie Marceau  •  Julie Depardieu  •  Marie Gillain  •  Déborah François

The Page Turner (2006)

Mélanie Prouvost, a ten-year-old butcher's daughter, is a gifted pianist. That is why she and her parents decide that she sit for the Conservatory entrance exam. Although Mélanie is very likely to be admitted, she unfortunately gets distracted by the president of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denis Dercourt
CAST:  Catherine Frot  •  Déborah François  •  Pascal Greggory  •  Christine Citti

Mélanie Prouvost, a ten-year-old butcher's daughter, is a gifted pianist. That is why she and her parents decide that she sit for the Conservatory entrance exam. Although Mélanie is very likely to be admitted, she unfortunately gets distracted by the president of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denis Dercourt
CAST:  Catherine Frot  •  Déborah François  •  Pascal Greggory  •  Christine Citti

Maestro (2014)

Henry, a young actor, finds himself involved in a film by cinema superstar, Cédric Rovere. Charmed by his benevolence, feelings hitherto unknown are aroused, while Rovere, intrigued by Henry's dream, lives this shoot as an unexpected gift.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Léa Fazer
CAST:  Pio Marmaï  •  Michael Lonsdale  •  Déborah François  •  Alice Belaïdi

Henry, a young actor, finds himself involved in a film by cinema superstar, Cédric Rovere. Charmed by his benevolence, feelings hitherto unknown are aroused, while Rovere, intrigued by Henry's dream, lives this shoot as an unexpected gift.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Léa Fazer
CAST:  Pio Marmaï  •  Michael Lonsdale  •  Déborah François  •  Alice Belaïdi

Ma famille t'adore déjà ! (2016)

A young man meets his soon-to-be in-laws but discovers behind their proud and wealthy appearances some deep issues and lies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jérôme Commandeur
CAST:  Arthur Dupont  •  Déborah François  •  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Marie-Anne Chazel

A young man meets his soon-to-be in-laws but discovers behind their proud and wealthy appearances some deep issues and lies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jérôme Commandeur
CAST:  Arthur Dupont  •  Déborah François  •  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Marie-Anne Chazel

Cezanne and I (2016)

They loved each other with the ardor of thirteen-year-old boys. Rebellion and curiosity, hopes and doubts, girls and dreams of glory – they shared it all. Paul was rich, Emile poor. They went skinny-dipping, drank absinthe, starved, only to overeat. Sketched models ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danièle Thompson
CAST:  Guillaume Gallienne  •  Guillaume Canet  •  Alice Pol  •  Déborah François

They loved each other with the ardor of thirteen-year-old boys. Rebellion and curiosity, hopes and doubts, girls and dreams of glory – they shared it all. Paul was rich, Emile poor. They went skinny-dipping, drank absinthe, starved, only to overeat. Sketched models ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danièle Thompson
CAST:  Guillaume Gallienne  •  Guillaume Canet  •  Alice Pol  •  Déborah François

I married a stranger (2015)

Young couple recently married. Soon a child comes. Perfect happiness. For their honeymoon, Emma and David chose a house in the forest. But the escapade turns to drama: attacked by a masked man, Emma escapes to death. For the police, no doubt, David is the No. 1 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Serge Meynard
CAST:  Déborah François  •  Philippe Bas  •  Samira Lachhab  •  Serge Riaboukine

Young couple recently married. Soon a child comes. Perfect happiness. For their honeymoon, Emma and David chose a house in the forest. But the escapade turns to drama: attacked by a masked man, Emma escapes to death. For the police, no doubt, David is the No. 1 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Serge Meynard
CAST:  Déborah François  •  Philippe Bas  •  Samira Lachhab  •  Serge Riaboukine

Red Ants (2007)

A sixteen year-old girl living with her widowed father in the Ardennes forest befriends a twenty-two year old orphan whose manipulative aunt contrives to keep him immature in the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Stéphan Carpiaux. A tragic accident has claimed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephan Carpiaux
CAST:  Déborah François  •  Frédéric Pierrot  •  Arthur Jugnot  •  Julie Gayet

A sixteen year-old girl living with her widowed father in the Ardennes forest befriends a twenty-two year old orphan whose manipulative aunt contrives to keep him immature in the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Stéphan Carpiaux. A tragic accident has claimed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephan Carpiaux
CAST:  Déborah François  •  Frédéric Pierrot  •  Arthur Jugnot  •  Julie Gayet
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