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Jean-François Balmer

  • Apr 18, 1946 (age 73)
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2016
Dieumerci!
MovieJan 14, 2016

Dieumerci!

Dieumerci! released.
2015
Cosmos
MovieAug 8, 2015

Cosmos

A young man, hoping to write a novel, visits a French guest …
A young man, hoping to write a novel, visits a French guest-house with a friend, he but finds himself distracted by a strange mystery and the stranger inhabitants of the home.
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2012
In the House
MovieSep 10, 2012

In the House

A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a …
A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy's intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events.
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Dead Europe
MovieJun 14, 2012

Dead Europe

In Greece to scatter his father's ashes, Isaac hears of a …
In Greece to scatter his father's ashes, Isaac hears of a curse that hangs over the head of his family. Dismissing the idea, his trip begins to unveil dark truths that forced his father to flee years ago.
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2011
L'infiltré
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MovieMar 14, 2011

L'infiltré

Early 1980, French secret services recruit a young Palestinian …
Early 1980, French secret services recruit a young Palestinian militant to infiltrate an actif Palestinian organization.
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2010
Mumu
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MovieMar 24, 2010

Mumu

The story a rescue, the rescue of a bad brat's life in the post …
The story a rescue, the rescue of a bad brat's life in the post-WWII period. In 1947, Roger reaches 11 years old. He's a kid badly loved, mischievous and specializes in silly things to do. He is sent to a small boarding school in a small village. Mumu reigns over here. She's not the bitchest school teacher of the area. Roger has already been expelled from several schools and this is his last chance to avoid the reformatory his father has been promising him for a long time. But this is will change with the vigilance of Mumu, who, despite her strict aspects, proves herself to have a big heart.
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Chateaubriand
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MovieJan 26, 2010

Chateaubriand

The film is based on real events in the life of the famous French …
The film is based on real events in the life of the famous French writer and politician François-René de Chateaubriand.
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2009
Lucky Luke
MovieOct 21, 2009

Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke is a 2009 French-Argentine Western adventure …
Lucky Luke is a 2009 French-Argentine Western adventure film directed by James Huth and starring Jean Dujardin, who also co-wrote the screenplay. It is based on the comic series of the same name by Morris. The live-action film includes a cameo by renowned Argentine writer and TV host Alberto Laiseca.
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Beauregard
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MovieSep 1, 2009

Beauregard

1961, in French Savoie. Pierre Hautefort, a teacher's …
1961, in French Savoie. Pierre Hautefort, a teacher's literature, is head of the Beauregard youth school, located in the mountains. However, the arrival of young science teacher Julien ...
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2008
Tokyo!
MovieMay 15, 2008

Tokyo!

Tokyo is a city of transitions in three short films. A young …
Tokyo is a city of transitions in three short films. A young woman who finds her life useless experiences a metamorphosis. A disheveled Caucasian emerges from a manhole to face arrest, trial, and execution; he calls himself "Merde" and speaks a language only his look-alike attorney understands. Is he human? A recluse experiences human contact when a pizza-delivery girl faints at his door during an earthquake. He conquers fear to seek her out. A chair, a corpse, a hermit: sources of urban connection?
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2006
Le grand appartement
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MovieNov 10, 2006

Le grand appartement

Thanks to the law of 1948 and to her grandmother, the …
Thanks to the law of 1948 and to her grandmother, the nominal tenant who is always absent, Francesca Cigalone and all her tribe (thoughtless husband, orphan sister, self-centered film maker...
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Henry Dunant: Du rouge sur la croix
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MovieMar 14, 2006

Henry Dunant: Du rouge sur la croix

Henry Dunant, son of a …
Henry Dunant, son of a Geneva francophone upper class bourgeoisie family, works for a Swiss exploitation company in French Algeria; when the colonists are thirsty, he returns determined to ...
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Comedy of Power
MovieFeb 16, 2006

Comedy of Power

A character study. Jeanne Charmant-Killman is an …
A character study. Jeanne Charmant-Killman is an investigative magistrate, tough minded, swift moving, taking on a group of political fixers who pay bribes and skim large sums for personal use. She breaks them one at a time. Meanwhile, her work takes its toll: relations with her husband are strained, and the group under investigation strikes back by tampering with the brakes of her car and placing a mole in her office. Can she stand up to the pressure, and what's her reward?
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2003
That Day
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MovieMay 15, 2003

That Day

A father (Michel Piccoli) is scheming to have his slightly …
A father (Michel Piccoli) is scheming to have his slightly mental daughter from an earlier marriage (Elsa Zylberstein) killed by allowing a murderous psychopath (Bernard Giraudeau) to be released from the asylum and led to his house. However, the psychopath and the daughter fall for each other.
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2001
Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre
MovieApr 4, 2001

Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre

At the Louvre museum in …
At the Louvre museum in Paris, the phantom Belphegor wakes up and causes electrical havoc. Night guards at the museum start dying and Lisa gets possessed. Martin tries to help the cute Lisa.
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2000
The King's Daughters
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MovieMay 16, 2000

The King's Daughters

Madame de Maintenon rises from humble beginnings to …
Madame de Maintenon rises from humble beginnings to become a courtesan to the royal court and eventually marries King Louis XIV. With the king's indulgence, Maintenon opens a special school for girls.
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T'aime
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MovieApr 26, 2000

T'aime

Zef, twenty years old, is a simple-minded man who can only …
Zef, twenty years old, is a simple-minded man who can only say one word: "love you". Always happy, loving everyone, he lives with his sister Sophie on a farm in the Lot. Attracted by the ...
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1999
La dilettante
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MovieJul 7, 1999

La dilettante

Pierrette Dumortier, a woman of character but weak-willed …
Pierrette Dumortier, a woman of character but weak-willed and defenseless against boredom, decides one fine day to leave her husband and her bourgeois life in Switzerland to return to Paris. She settles in the studio of her son in the suburbs, finds work in a college, meets the reconstituted rich family of his daughter, falls in love with a priest, sleeps with the fiance of his daughter and, after several adventures, is manipulated by a shady antiquarian, which will lead her to prison.
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Time Regained
MovieMay 16, 1999

Time Regained

This French drama is based on the writer Marcel Proust's …
This French drama is based on the writer Marcel Proust's memories as he nears the end of his life. It is based on the last installment of his series called, In Search of Lost Time. As Proust looks through old pictures, he recounts the experiences that had the most influence in his life, especially involving his career and the effects of the first World War. The movie later shifts focus to his closest friends and love interests. The acting is strong with solid performances by Catherine Deneuve and John Malkovich. The film has the beautiful city of Paris as its background and is directed by Raoul Ruiz.
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1997
The Swindle
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MovieOct 15, 1997

The Swindle

Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings …
Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and ...
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La vérité est un vilain défaut
MovieMar 3, 1997

La vérité est un vilain défaut

La vérité est un vilain défaut released.
Le censeur du lycée d'Epinal
MovieFeb 19, 1997

Le censeur du lycée d'Epinal

Le censeur du lycée d'Epinal released.
1996
Beaumarchais the Scoundrel
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MovieMar 20, 1996

Beaumarchais the Scoundrel

The life story of the titular …
The life story of the titular Beaumarchais (Fabrice Luchini), playwright and adventurer, who gets himself into numerous different scrapes and romantic encounters in 18th Century France.
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1994
Le misanthrope
MovieMay 2, 1994

Le misanthrope

Le misanthrope released.
1993
Vent d'est
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MovieJan 20, 1993

Vent d'est

The true story of General Smyslovsky and the anti …
The true story of General Smyslovsky and the anti-Communist 1st Russian National Army receiving shelter in Liechtenstein in 1945 and successfully resisting Soviet pressure to be returned for execution in the USSR.
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1992
Dien Bien Phu
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MovieMar 4, 1992

Dien Bien Phu

An American reporter finds himself in the middle of the 57-day …
An American reporter finds himself in the middle of the 57-day battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam between the French army and the Vietminh, which finally resulted in the defeat and surrender of the French forces and France's eventual withdrawal from Vietnam.
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1991
Madame Bovary
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MovieApr 3, 1991

Madame Bovary

In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a …
In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire (Emma Rouault) marries a dull country doctor (Charles Bovary). To escape boredom, she throws herself into love affairs with a suave local landowner (Rodolphe Boulanger) and a law student (Leon Dupuis), and runs up ruinous debts. This film version closely follows Flaubert's novel and includes most of the famous scenes, such as the wedding, the ball, the agricultural fair, the operation on the clubfoot, and the opera in Rouen.
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1989
En attendant Godot
MovieJun 3, 1989

En attendant Godot

En attendant Godot is a 1989 TV film directed by Walter D. …
En attendant Godot is a 1989 TV film directed by Walter D. Asmus.
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La Révolution française
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MovieMay 10, 1989

La Révolution française

When Louis XVI summoned …
When Louis XVI summoned the Etats-Generaux he unleashes a revolution that would change his country and cost his life. This is the story of one of the crucial points in the history of France, and Europe, divided into two parts.
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1987
Françoise Petit
MarriageJune 1987

Françoise Petit

Françoise Petit is known for her work on Ton amour et ma …
Françoise Petit is known for her work on Ton amour et ma jeunesse (1973), Du blé en liasses (1969) and Rupture(s) (1993).
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1986
Golden Eighties
MovieMay 1, 1986

Golden Eighties

Three young women at a hair salon all like the son of the clothing …
Three young women at a hair salon all like the son of the clothing store proprietors across the mall. Although Robby is selfish and shallow, he's appealing to Lili, the salon's manager, ...
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1985
L'amour ou presque
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MovieNov 20, 1985

L'amour ou presque

L'amour ou presque released.
1984
The Blood of Others
MovieMay 2, 1984

The Blood of Others

WWII. In German occupied Paris, Helene is torn between the …
WWII. In German occupied Paris, Helene is torn between the love for her boyfriend Jean, working for the resistance and the German administrator Bergmann, who will do anything to gain her affection.
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Polar
MovieMar 21, 1984

Polar

Polar released.
Swann in Love
MovieFeb 23, 1984

Swann in Love

Elegant and educated bachelor, Charles Swann, moves in the …
Elegant and educated bachelor, Charles Swann, moves in the most powerful and fashionable circles of Paris in the 1890's. When he falls in love with Odette de Crecy, a courtesan, his friends warn him against marriage. Proving himself a silly and socially-foul goose, Swann ducks his social responsibilities, Odette ensnares him, and he is gently but firmly cast out of society amidst everyone's great politeness.
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1983
L'Africain
MovieMar 2, 1983

L'Africain

L'Africain released.
1982
Le quart d'heure américain
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MovieNov 3, 1982

Le quart d'heure américain

Le quart d'heure américain released.
1981
Strange Affair
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MovieDec 23, 1981

Strange Affair

Louis Coline assists the head of advertising of a department …
Louis Coline assists the head of advertising of a department store in decline. He has little to do, but seems content with his marriage to Nina, his visits to his mother and grandmother, and poker games with friends. When new boss Bernard Malair arrives to turn the store around, Louis fears for his job; but Bernard, with his numbers man Paul and his factotum François, invites Louis into an inner circle of long hours of work, nightclubs, and dinners with an androgynous vamp. Nina objects, but Louis cannot say no to Bernard's demands, no matter how personal. In desperation, Nina leaves Louis, but that drives him further into Bernard's orbit. Can anything break this spell?
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Neige
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MovieMay 20, 1981

Neige

An illustration of the more or less weird people in the nightlife …
An illustration of the more or less weird people in the nightlife of the revel region of a French town. In the center of the (almost non-existing) plot are barmaid Anita and a reverend. ...
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1980
Une page d'amour
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MovieOct 18, 1980

Une page d'amour

Adaptation of Emile Zola's novel which tells the story of a …
Adaptation of Emile Zola's novel which tells the story of a devastating passion between a lonely woman and a doctor who lives monotonous life.
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1979
Cop or Hood
MovieMar 28, 1979

Cop or Hood

Cop or Hood released.
Les Égouts du paradis
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MovieMar 14, 1979

Les Égouts du paradis

Albert Spaggiari (Francis …
Albert Spaggiari (Francis Huster) plays Spaggiari, who organises a group of gangsters to break into the vault of the Societé Générale Bank in Nice by tunnelling up through the sewers below. The famous theft, which was later dubbed 'the great drain robbery', netted a haul of over $10 million.
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The Adolescent
MovieJan 24, 1979

The Adolescent

The summer of 1939. Marie, at 13, goes with her parents to visit …
The summer of 1939. Marie, at 13, goes with her parents to visit her grandmother in a small town near Avignon. Although rumors of war reach the countryside, it's an idyllic place. Marie's ...
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1978
Passe montagne
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MovieNov 8, 1978

Passe montagne

When the car of Georges, a Parisian architect, breaks …
When the car of Georges, a Parisian architect, breaks down on the motorway, he is helped by Serge, a mechanic and garage owner, who lives in a remote Jura hamlet. The two men, although they...
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Best Supporting Actor
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Nomination1978

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "La Menace".
César Award
1977
La Menace
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MovieSep 28, 1977

La Menace

The main character is unhappily married and has an affair. …
The main character is unhappily married and has an affair. When his wife finds out, she lures his girlfriend to a cliff and throws herself of it, making the girlfriend look as her killer. ...
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Bonheur, impair et passe
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MovieJun 18, 1977

Bonheur, impair et passe

Angora, a ruined Russian …
Angora, a ruined Russian princess, is married to Igor, who, since she deceived him fifteen years ago, disdains her. When Wladimir arrives at her home, everything shatters.
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1976
Les naufragés de l'île de la Tortue
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MovieOct 6, 1976

Les naufragés de l'île de la Tortue

Les naufragés de l'île de la Tortue released.
Little Marcel
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MovieApr 7, 1976

Little Marcel

Marcel, a young provincial, inherits the truck of his deceased …
Marcel, a young provincial, inherits the truck of his deceased father. He goes to the suburbs of Paris where he thinks he will find work as an independent carrier.
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1975
Peur sur la ville
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MovieApr 9, 1975

Peur sur la ville

A serial killer frightens Paris by phoning young ladies at …
A serial killer frightens Paris by phoning young ladies at night, telling them insults about their lives. Minos, as he calls himself, wants to prevent the world from free women and so he targets them. Commissaire Letellier is given the investigation and has a hard time with the maniac.
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1974
Love at the Top
MovieMar 13, 1974

Love at the Top

A cynical tragicomedy focusing on the different ways of love in …
A cynical tragicomedy focusing on the different ways of love in the times of the sexual revolution. Nicholas Mallet, an inconspicuous and shy bank employee, one day successfully invites ...
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1973
R.A.S.
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MovieAug 15, 1973

R.A.S.

Three French conscripts with diverse political motives, are …
Three French conscripts with diverse political motives, are sent to a disciplinary battalion in the midst of the Algerian war. Major Lecoq is to build an elite unit with these wayward soldiers who are exposed to war, torture and death.
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1946
Jean-François Balmer
BirthApril 1946

Jean-François Balmer

Jean-François Balmer was born.
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