Sylvie Testud

Née d'une mère comptable d'origine italienne et d'un père qui les abandonne lorsqu'elle a deux ans, Sylvie Testud grandit dans le quartier populaire de la Croix-Rousse à Lyon. Très tôt fascinée par le cinéma, la jeune fille s'identifie notamment au personnage d'ado complexée incarné par Charlotte Gainsbourg dans L' Effrontée. Montée à Paris pour suivre des études d'histoire, elle se lance bientôt dans la comédie en intègrant la classe libre du Cours Florent puis le Conservatoire, où elle a pour professeurs Jacques Lassalle et Catherine Hiegel. Elle fait sa première apparition à l'écran en 1994 dans Couples et amants.

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Everyman's Feast (2002)

Austrian television director Fritz Lehner makes his feature debut with the big-budget drama Jedermann's Fest, based on the 1911 play by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, which in turn was based on a medieval tale. Originated in parts of England, the myth of Jan Jedermann ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lehner
CAST:  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Juliette Gréco  •  Sylvie Testud  •  Alexa Sommer

Austrian television director Fritz Lehner makes his feature debut with the big-budget drama Jedermann's Fest, based on the 1911 play by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, which in turn was based on a medieval tale. Originated in parts of England, the myth of Jan Jedermann ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lehner
CAST:  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Juliette Gréco  •  Sylvie Testud  •  Alexa Sommer

Fear and Trembling (2003)

Amélie, a young Belgian woman, having spent her childhood in Japan, decides to return to live there and tries to integrate in the Japanese society. She is determined to be a "real Japanese" before her year contract runs out, though it precisely this determination ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Corneau
CAST:  Sylvie Testud  •  Kaori Tsuji  •  Bison Katayama  •  Taro Suwa

Amélie, a young Belgian woman, having spent her childhood in Japan, decides to return to live there and tries to integrate in the Japanese society. She is determined to be a "real Japanese" before her year contract runs out, though it precisely this determination ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Corneau
CAST:  Sylvie Testud  •  Kaori Tsuji  •  Bison Katayama  •  Taro Suwa

Only Girls (2003)

After a shoplifter finds herself unexpectedly released on parole, she pays a call on the judge at her flat. The judge, Carole Rewinsky, does not tell Tina that her elease was only a clerical error. The two find they share things in common other than the judicial ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Jolivet
CAST:  Sandrine Kiberlain  •  François Berléand  •  Roschdy Zem  •  Vincent Lindon

After a shoplifter finds herself unexpectedly released on parole, she pays a call on the judge at her flat. The judge, Carole Rewinsky, does not tell Tina that her elease was only a clerical error. The two find they share things in common other than the judicial ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Jolivet
CAST:  Sandrine Kiberlain  •  François Berléand  •  Roschdy Zem  •  Vincent Lindon

Scénarios sur la Drogue (2000)

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DIRECTION:  Vincent Perez  •  Marion Vernoux  •  Emmanuelle Bercot  •  Georges Lautner  •  Étienne Chatiliez  •  Santiago Otheguy  •  Franck Chiche
CAST:  Sylvie Testud  •  Chiara Mastroianni  •  Claude Jade  •  Valeria Bruni‑Tedeschi

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DIRECTION:  Vincent Perez  •  Marion Vernoux  •  Emmanuelle Bercot  •  Georges Lautner  •  Étienne Chatiliez  •  Santiago Otheguy  •  Franck Chiche
CAST:  Sylvie Testud  •  Chiara Mastroianni  •  Claude Jade  •  Valeria Bruni‑Tedeschi

Legacy (2006)

Three French hipsters and their translator travel through rural Georgia to claim a remote, ruined castle that one of them has inherited. En route, they encounter an old man and his grandchild who are on a journey to carry out a mysterious, morbid ritual designed to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Géla Babluani  •  Temur Babluani
CAST:  Sylvie Testud  •  Stanislas Merhar  •  Olga Legrand  •  Pascal Bongard

Three French hipsters and their translator travel through rural Georgia to claim a remote, ruined castle that one of them has inherited. En route, they encounter an old man and his grandchild who are on a journey to carry out a mysterious, morbid ritual designed to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Géla Babluani  •  Temur Babluani
CAST:  Sylvie Testud  •  Stanislas Merhar  •  Olga Legrand  •  Pascal Bongard

The Round Up (2010)

A faithful retelling of the 1942 "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" and the events surrounding it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roselyne Bosch
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Mélanie Laurent  •  Gad Elmaleh  •  Raphaëlle Agogué

A faithful retelling of the 1942 "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" and the events surrounding it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roselyne Bosch
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Mélanie Laurent  •  Gad Elmaleh  •  Raphaëlle Agogué

Annaluise & Anton (1999)

Luise, called Pünktchen, and Anton are closest of friends. Being the daughter of a wealthy surgeon, young Pünktchen lives in a great house. Her mother, who always travels through the world more for public relation reasons than for the social tasks she pretends to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Link
CAST:  Elea Geissler  •  Max Felder  •  Juliane Köhler  •  August Zirner

Luise, called Pünktchen, and Anton are closest of friends. Being the daughter of a wealthy surgeon, young Pünktchen lives in a great house. Her mother, who always travels through the world more for public relation reasons than for the social tasks she pretends to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Link
CAST:  Elea Geissler  •  Max Felder  •  Juliane Köhler  •  August Zirner

Life Kills Me (2002)

Paul (Sami Bouajila of The Adventures of Felix and The Siege) is a smart, well-educated Frenchman of Arab ancestry. He's a smooth talker, but he can't seem to get a job worthy of his skills. He ends up living in a single room, struggling to get by while going on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Sinapi
CAST:  Sami Bouajila  •  Jalil Lespert  •  Sylvie Testud  •  Simon Bakinde

Paul (Sami Bouajila of The Adventures of Felix and The Siege) is a smart, well-educated Frenchman of Arab ancestry. He's a smooth talker, but he can't seem to get a job worthy of his skills. He ends up living in a single room, struggling to get by while going on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Sinapi
CAST:  Sami Bouajila  •  Jalil Lespert  •  Sylvie Testud  •  Simon Bakinde

Women or Children First (2002)

Tom, a Spaniard, is married to Sylvie and lives a quiet but a bit boring life in the Britanny countryside (west of France). Trouble comes when Tom ex girlfriend reappears, asking for help, announcing him that she had a girl from him 9 years ago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manuel Poirier
CAST:  Sergi López  •  Marilyne Canto  •  Sylvie Testud  •  Sacha Bourdo

Tom, a Spaniard, is married to Sylvie and lives a quiet but a bit boring life in the Britanny countryside (west of France). Trouble comes when Tom ex girlfriend reappears, asking for help, announcing him that she had a girl from him 9 years ago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manuel Poirier
CAST:  Sergi López  •  Marilyne Canto  •  Sylvie Testud  •  Sacha Bourdo

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DIRECTION:  Gérard Krawczyk
CAST:  Sylvie Testud  •  Josiane Balasko  •  Michel Muller  •  Catherine Hiegel

À votre bon cœur, mesdames (2013)

The story of a septuagenarian, recently divorced, which in its reconstruction desire and quest for a new companion will rediscover the small pleasures of life and the art of seduction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Mocky
CAST:  Jean-Pierre Mocky  •  Virginie Ledoyen  •  Dominique Lavanant  •  Sylvie Testud

The story of a septuagenarian, recently divorced, which in its reconstruction desire and quest for a new companion will rediscover the small pleasures of life and the art of seduction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Mocky
CAST:  Jean-Pierre Mocky  •  Virginie Ledoyen  •  Dominique Lavanant  •  Sylvie Testud

Another Woman's Life (2012)

When the fun loving Marie sets her eyes on brooding comic book artist Paul, it sets off the kind of romantic sparks that quickly culminate in the bedroom. But the next morning brings its share of surprises as Marie crawls out of bed to discover her life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sylvie Testud
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Aure Atika  •  Danièle Lebrun

When the fun loving Marie sets her eyes on brooding comic book artist Paul, it sets off the kind of romantic sparks that quickly culminate in the bedroom. But the next morning brings its share of surprises as Marie crawls out of bed to discover her life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sylvie Testud
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Aure Atika  •  Danièle Lebrun

For a Woman (2013)

After the death of her mother, Anne makes a shocking discovery: an old photograph casts doubt on her origins and leads her to discover a mysterious uncle who lived with her parents after the war. As she lifts the lid on a long forgotten family secret, the young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diane Kurys
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  Mélanie Thierry  •  Nicolas Duvauchelle  •  Sylvie Testud

After the death of her mother, Anne makes a shocking discovery: an old photograph casts doubt on her origins and leads her to discover a mysterious uncle who lived with her parents after the war. As she lifts the lid on a long forgotten family secret, the young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diane Kurys
CAST:  Benoît Magimel  •  Mélanie Thierry  •  Nicolas Duvauchelle  •  Sylvie Testud

My Name Is Hmmm... (2013)

Céline, 11, meets Peter, 40. Together they go on a "luminous journey" in his beautiful red truck. She, escaping her desperate and incestuous father; he, far from his native Scotland and the sad memory of his lost wife and daughter. In the course of a few days, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agnès B.
CAST:  Lou-Lélia Demerliac  •  Douglas Gordon  •  Sylvie Testud  •  Jacques Bonnaffé

Céline, 11, meets Peter, 40. Together they go on a "luminous journey" in his beautiful red truck. She, escaping her desperate and incestuous father; he, far from his native Scotland and the sad memory of his lost wife and daughter. In the course of a few days, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agnès B.
CAST:  Lou-Lélia Demerliac  •  Douglas Gordon  •  Sylvie Testud  •  Jacques Bonnaffé

Roxana's Hands (2013)

Roxana Orlac, a famous violinist, loses the use of her hands in a terrible lift accident. Her career as a virtuoso seems to be over until Professor Christansen offers her a transplant of two new hands. What he omits to tell her is that the two hands in question ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Setbon
CAST:  Sylvie Testud  •  Loup-Denis Elion  •  Anne Canovas  •  Micky Sébastian

Roxana Orlac, a famous violinist, loses the use of her hands in a terrible lift accident. Her career as a virtuoso seems to be over until Professor Christansen offers her a transplant of two new hands. What he omits to tell her is that the two hands in question ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Setbon
CAST:  Sylvie Testud  •  Loup-Denis Elion  •  Anne Canovas  •  Micky Sébastian

The Visitors: Bastille Day (2016)

Stuck in the corridors of time, Godefroy de Montmirail and his faithful servant Jacquouille are projected to a time of profound political and social upheavals: the French Revolution... specifically, The Terror, time of great dangers, during which the descendants of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Marie Poiré
CAST:  Christian Clavier  •  Jean Reno  •  Marie-Anne Chazel  •  Franck Dubosc

Stuck in the corridors of time, Godefroy de Montmirail and his faithful servant Jacquouille are projected to a time of profound political and social upheavals: the French Revolution... specifically, The Terror, time of great dangers, during which the descendants of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Marie Poiré
CAST:  Christian Clavier  •  Jean Reno  •  Marie-Anne Chazel  •  Franck Dubosc

Too Close to the Sun (2015)

A magistrate investigating a fraud case discovers the woman is the biological mother of her adopted child. Instead of recusing herself, the magistrate pursues the case further.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yves Angelo
CAST:  Sylvie Testud  •  Grégory Gadebois  •  Mathilde Bisson  •  Zacharie Chasseriaud

A magistrate investigating a fraud case discovers the woman is the biological mother of her adopted child. Instead of recusing herself, the magistrate pursues the case further.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yves Angelo
CAST:  Sylvie Testud  •  Grégory Gadebois  •  Mathilde Bisson  •  Zacharie Chasseriaud

Rebellion (2011)

April 1988, Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia. 30 gendarmes are taken hostage by a group of Kanak freedom fighters. 300 soldiers are sent from France to re-establish order. 2 men confront each other: Philippe Legorjus, chief of the terrorist squad, and Alphonse Dianou, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Iabe Lapacas  •  Malik Zidi  •  Alexandre Steiger

April 1988, Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia. 30 gendarmes are taken hostage by a group of Kanak freedom fighters. 300 soldiers are sent from France to re-establish order. 2 men confront each other: Philippe Legorjus, chief of the terrorist squad, and Alphonse Dianou, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Iabe Lapacas  •  Malik Zidi  •  Alexandre Steiger

Fire in Paradise (1997)

On her honeymoon on a ship the daughter of a rich plant owner realizes that she's not happy with her marriage. She meets a poor woman on the way to meet her future husband, a missionary in India. The women decide to swap roles...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Markus Imhoof
CAST:  Élodie Bouchez  •  Heinz Bühlmann  •  Laurent Grévill  •  Geeta Naïr

On her honeymoon on a ship the daughter of a rich plant owner realizes that she's not happy with her marriage. She meets a poor woman on the way to meet her future husband, a missionary in India. The women decide to swap roles...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Markus Imhoof
CAST:  Élodie Bouchez  •  Heinz Bühlmann  •  Laurent Grévill  •  Geeta Naïr

Marie's Song (1994)

Marie is an adolescent woman who lives in Prussia in 1813 with her mother, a countess. They live in a palace watching the path of history from a far point of view.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niko von Glasow
CAST:  Sylvie Testud  •  Larissa Goetze  •  Jean-François Perrier  •  Bastian Trost

Marie is an adolescent woman who lives in Prussia in 1813 with her mother, a countess. They live in a palace watching the path of history from a far point of view.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niko von Glasow
CAST:  Sylvie Testud  •  Larissa Goetze  •  Jean-François Perrier  •  Bastian Trost
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