Nicolas Giraud

Nicolas Giraud (born 1978) is a French actor. He had a significant role in the movie Taken. He has also appeared in at least 10 other movies, and a number of television episodes. He was the writer and director of Faiblesses (2009). Description above from the Wikipedia article Nicolas Giraud, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Taken (2008)

GrippingAction-packedThrillingIntense

While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his best years ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Morel
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Famke Janssen  •  Maggie Grace  •  Katie Cassidy

While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his best years ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Morel
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Famke Janssen  •  Maggie Grace  •  Katie Cassidy

Bruc: The Manhunt (2010)

Spain, 1808. The Napoleonic Army suffers its first defeat at the hands of a single man: a drummer boy who used the Montserrat mountains to echo his drums and send the enemy troops into a panicked retreat. When the news reaches Napoleon, he furiously orders the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Benmayor
CAST:  Vincent Perez  •  Juan José Ballesta  •  Nicolas Giraud  •  Francesc Albiol

Spain, 1808. The Napoleonic Army suffers its first defeat at the hands of a single man: a drummer boy who used the Montserrat mountains to echo his drums and send the enemy troops into a panicked retreat. When the news reaches Napoleon, he furiously orders the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Benmayor
CAST:  Vincent Perez  •  Juan José Ballesta  •  Nicolas Giraud  •  Francesc Albiol

Far from Men (2015)

Thought provokingSlow movingDisturbing

A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident who is ordered to be turned in to the authorities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Oelhoffen
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Reda Kateb  •  Djemel Barek  •  Vincent Martin

A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident who is ordered to be turned in to the authorities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Oelhoffen
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Reda Kateb  •  Djemel Barek  •  Vincent Martin

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

A Butterfly Kiss (2011)

Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend and confidant, redoubles her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karine Silla
CAST:  Valeria Golino  •  Elsa Zylberstein  •  Vincent Perez  •  Cécile de France

Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend and confidant, redoubles her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karine Silla
CAST:  Valeria Golino  •  Elsa Zylberstein  •  Vincent Perez  •  Cécile de France

Welcome Home (2008)

Julien, 28, returns to his home town after spending the past 13 years in prison. Out on probation, he's obsessed with a girl... Emilie. And one day, he reaches for her: "it's me". She turns around, looks at him and starts to scream.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
CAST:  Robinson Stévenin  •  Fanny Valette  •  Patrick Descamps  •  Nicolas Giraud

Julien, 28, returns to his home town after spending the past 13 years in prison. Out on probation, he's obsessed with a girl... Emilie. And one day, he reaches for her: "it's me". She turns around, looks at him and starts to scream.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
CAST:  Robinson Stévenin  •  Fanny Valette  •  Patrick Descamps  •  Nicolas Giraud

High Lane (2009)

A group of friends on a climbing vacation ignore warnings that the mountains are closed and start their ascent anyway. Collapsing bridges, bear traps and other dangers threaten to splinter the group… when the real hell begins and an unseen villain begins picking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferry
CAST:  Fanny Valette  •  Johan Libéreau  •  Maud Wyler  •  Nicolas Giraud

A group of friends on a climbing vacation ignore warnings that the mountains are closed and start their ascent anyway. Collapsing bridges, bear traps and other dangers threaten to splinter the group… when the real hell begins and an unseen villain begins picking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferry
CAST:  Fanny Valette  •  Johan Libéreau  •  Maud Wyler  •  Nicolas Giraud

The First Man (2011)

Based on a novel that Albert Camus was working on when he died, we follow Jacques Comery as he travels back to Algeria in 1957, a place full of childhood memories. The country is split between those wanting to remain a part of France, and those demanding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gianni Amelio
CAST:  Jacques Gamblin  •  Maya Sansa  •  Denis Podalydès  •  Régis Romele

Based on a novel that Albert Camus was working on when he died, we follow Jacques Comery as he travels back to Algeria in 1957, a place full of childhood memories. The country is split between those wanting to remain a part of France, and those demanding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gianni Amelio
CAST:  Jacques Gamblin  •  Maya Sansa  •  Denis Podalydès  •  Régis Romele

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)

An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century, focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Louise Bourgoin  •  Mathieu Amalric  •  Gilles Lellouche  •  Philippe Nahon

An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century, focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Louise Bourgoin  •  Mathieu Amalric  •  Gilles Lellouche  •  Philippe Nahon

Among the Living (2014)

Three teenagers skip school in order to explore an abandoned film studio lot where they catch sight of a woman being dragged by a masked man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Bustillo  •  Julien Maury
CAST:  Béatrice Dalle  •  Anne Marivin  •  Nicolas Giraud  •  Francis Renaud

Three teenagers skip school in order to explore an abandoned film studio lot where they catch sight of a woman being dragged by a masked man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Bustillo  •  Julien Maury
CAST:  Béatrice Dalle  •  Anne Marivin  •  Nicolas Giraud  •  Francis Renaud

Dust (2013)

For some time the village was just sentenced to silence and dust. Not a soul out there, not even a noise. However this evening, something is moving again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Metge
CAST:  Salomé Stévenin  •  Serge Riaboukine  •  Nicolas Giraud

For some time the village was just sentenced to silence and dust. Not a soul out there, not even a noise. However this evening, something is moving again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Metge
CAST:  Salomé Stévenin  •  Serge Riaboukine  •  Nicolas Giraud

The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul W.R (2015)

The red moon threatens our existence on earth. Our only hope is the the most talented astronaut of his generation, the enigmatic Paul W.R. But a few hours before the start of the Great Mission, Paul disappears.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Romain Quirot
CAST:  Hugo Becker  •  Bruno Lochet  •  Nicolas Giraud  •  Dorcas Coppin

The red moon threatens our existence on earth. Our only hope is the the most talented astronaut of his generation, the enigmatic Paul W.R. But a few hours before the start of the Great Mission, Paul disappears.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Romain Quirot
CAST:  Hugo Becker  •  Bruno Lochet  •  Nicolas Giraud  •  Dorcas Coppin

Anton Tchekhov 1890 (2015)

Summer 1890. In order to make some money to feed his family, Anton Chekhov, modest physician, wrote short stories for newspapers to sign Antosha Tchékhonté. Important characters, writer and editor, just make him aware of his talent. His situation is improving and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  René Féret
CAST:  Nicolas Giraud  •  Lolita Chammah  •  Jacques Bonnaffé  •  Bruno Davézé

Summer 1890. In order to make some money to feed his family, Anton Chekhov, modest physician, wrote short stories for newspapers to sign Antosha Tchékhonté. Important characters, writer and editor, just make him aware of his talent. His situation is improving and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  René Féret
CAST:  Nicolas Giraud  •  Lolita Chammah  •  Jacques Bonnaffé  •  Bruno Davézé

What the Day Owes the Night (2012)

Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great love story develops ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Arcady
CAST:  Nora Arnezeder  •  Fu'ad Aït Aattou  •  Anne Parillaud  •  Vincent Perez

Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great love story develops ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Arcady
CAST:  Nora Arnezeder  •  Fu'ad Aït Aattou  •  Anne Parillaud  •  Vincent Perez

Voir la Mer (2011)

Two brothers live in Montbard, Burgundy. For their summer vacation, they decide to visit their mother in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, because it’s been a long time, because it would make her happy… There’s no shortage of reasons. They buy a second-hand motor home and plan to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrice Leconte
CAST:  Nicolas Giraud  •  Clément Sibony  •  Pauline Lefèvre  •  Gilles Cohen

Two brothers live in Montbard, Burgundy. For their summer vacation, they decide to visit their mother in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, because it’s been a long time, because it would make her happy… There’s no shortage of reasons. They buy a second-hand motor home and plan to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrice Leconte
CAST:  Nicolas Giraud  •  Clément Sibony  •  Pauline Lefèvre  •  Gilles Cohen

Coup d'éclat (2011)

Fabienne is a police officer. She does her job well but is gradually growing tired of the dehumanized nature of her work : arresting undocumented aliens day after day does not fit in with her ideals. That's why when, one night, Olga, the Kazakh prostitute she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Alcala
CAST:  Catherine Frot  •  Tchéky Karyo  •  Karim Seghair  •  Marie Raynal

Fabienne is a police officer. She does her job well but is gradually growing tired of the dehumanized nature of her work : arresting undocumented aliens day after day does not fit in with her ideals. That's why when, one night, Olga, the Kazakh prostitute she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Alcala
CAST:  Catherine Frot  •  Tchéky Karyo  •  Karim Seghair  •  Marie Raynal

Weaknesses (2009)

A young woman decides to go after a man she’s in love with… – Semaine de la critique  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Giraud
CAST:  Nicolas Giraud  •  Faustine Tournan

A young woman decides to go after a man she’s in love with… – Semaine de la critique  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Giraud
CAST:  Nicolas Giraud  •  Faustine Tournan

Like a Star Shining in the Night (2008)

A young couple finds out what love truly means when one of them has a brush with death. When Anne and Marc met, it was love at first sight, and the longer they were together, the more they realized they never wanted to be apart. But not long after they married, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  René Féret
CAST:  Salomé Stévenin  •  Nicolas Giraud  •  Jean-François Stévenin  •  Marilyne Canto

A young couple finds out what love truly means when one of them has a brush with death. When Anne and Marc met, it was love at first sight, and the longer they were together, the more they realized they never wanted to be apart. But not long after they married, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  René Féret
CAST:  Salomé Stévenin  •  Nicolas Giraud  •  Jean-François Stévenin  •  Marilyne Canto

In Your Wake (2007)

An estranged father returns with plans to open a bar with the son who still harbors resentment towards him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Oelhoffen
CAST:  Jacques Gamblin  •  Nicolas Giraud  •  Jacques Spiesser  •  Marie Denarnaud

An estranged father returns with plans to open a bar with the son who still harbors resentment towards him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Oelhoffen
CAST:  Jacques Gamblin  •  Nicolas Giraud  •  Jacques Spiesser  •  Marie Denarnaud
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