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Simon Abkarian

  • Mar 05, 1962 (age 57)
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2019
Das Vorspiel
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TV ShowSep 8, 2019

Das Vorspiel

Anna Bronsky is a violin teacher at the Conservatoire. Against …
Anna Bronsky is a violin teacher at the Conservatoire. Against the advice of her colleagues, she imposes the admission of a pupil, in whom she sees a great talent. With a lot of involvement, she prepares Alexander for the end-of-year exam and neglects her young son Jonas, who is also a violinist and ice hockey fan. She moves away more and more from her husband, so fond of him, the French "luthier" Philippe Bronsky. At the approach of audition, Anna pushes Alexander towards performances more and more exceptional. The decisive day, an accident occurs, heavy consequence.
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Deux moi
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TV ShowAug 21, 2019

Deux moi

Rémy, a young Parisian with an unskilled job, lives alone in …
Rémy, a young Parisian with an unskilled job, lives alone in his apartment. Mélanie, a young she-Parisian who works in scientific research, lives alone in her apartment. Two solitudes, two depressive moods living in close proximity but strange to each other. Shall the twains ever meet?
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Rebelles
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MovieJan 17, 2019

Rebelles

Sandra, a young woman forced to leave the south of France to …
Sandra, a young woman forced to leave the south of France to flee a violent husband. Without attachment, she returned to Boulogne-sur-Mer, the city of her childhood which she left almost 15 years ago. She finds her mother there and a world she left behind. Without money, she is hired in a fish cannery where she befriends two workers. But one day, one of her colleagues tackles her insistently, she defends herself and kills him accidentally .
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2018
The Sonata
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MovieNov 15, 2018

The Sonata

A young violinist unravels her long lost father's past, triggering …
A young violinist unravels her long lost father's past, triggering dark forces that reach beyond her imagination.
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Cyrano, My Love
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MovieAug 22, 2018

Cyrano, My Love

December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but …
December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers the great Constant Coquelin a new play, a heroic comedy, in verse, for the holidays. Only concern: it is not written yet. Ignoring the whims of actresses, the demands of his Corsican producers, the jealousy of his wife, the stories of his best friend's heart and the lack of enthusiasm of all those around him, Edmond starts writing this piece which nobody believes. For now, he has only the title: "Cyrano de Bergerac".
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2017
Overdrive
MovieJun 15, 2017

Overdrive

The story centers on two car thieves, brothers, who …
The story centers on two car thieves, brothers, who journey to the south of France for new opportunities and wind up in the cross hairs of the local crime boss. Andrew and Garrett Foster (Scott Eastwood and Freddie Thorp) are thieves who specialize in luxury cars, only the most expensive cars. They've been hired to steal a gorgeous Bugatti 1937 valued million euros, so they head to the south of France for the job. But they get caught, and Jacomo Morier (Simon Abkarian), the local crime boss who owns the Bugatti, doesn't take it lightly. In exchange for their lives the two brothers will have to steal a car from Max Klemp (Clemens Schick), Morier's arch-rival, and not any car, Morier wants them to steal Klemp's 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, his most prized car.
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Djam
MovieMay 25, 2017

Djam

Djam, a Greek girl, is sent to Istanbul on a mission to find …
Djam, a Greek girl, is sent to Istanbul on a mission to find a motor-boat part of her uncle, a former sailor and great fan of the Greek musical style rebetiko. In the city, she meets Avril, a French woman who works as a volunteer with refugees but who has run out of money and not known in Turkey. Generous, fearless and unpredictable, Djam leaves with Avril to Mytilene - a journey of music and encounters.
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2016
La mécanique de l'ombre
MovieAug 25, 2016

La mécanique de l'ombre

The unemployed Duval is …
The unemployed Duval is contacted by a mysterious organization to transcribe intercepted calls. He accepts the job with no suspicions, since it restores stability to his life, but it will soon result in political shenanigans of all kinds.
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Chouf
MovieMay 15, 2016

Chouf

Chouf: it means "look" in Arabic, but it is also the name of the …
Chouf: it means "look" in Arabic, but it is also the name of the watchmen in the drug cartels of Marseille. Sofiane is 20. A brilliant student, he comes back to spend his holiday in the Marseille ghetto where he was born. His brother, a dealer, gets shot before his eyes. Sofiane gives up on his studies and gets involved in the drug network, ready to avenge him. He quickly rises to the top and becomes the boss's right hand. Trapped by the system, Sofiane is dragged into a spiral of violence.
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2015
Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad
MovieMay 20, 2015

Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad

In the 80s, Aram, a young …
In the 80s, Aram, a young man from Marseille of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish ambassador's car in Paris. Gilles Tessier, a young cyclist who was passing at that moment, is seriously injured. Aram, on the run, joins the Armenian Liberation Army in Beirut, the hotbed of international revolution in those years. Gilles is trying to understand when Anouch, Aram's mother, arrives in his hospital room to beg his forgiveness. She admits that her son planted the bomb. Aram clashes with his comrades in Beirut and decides to meet his victim to make him his spokesman.
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1915
MovieApr 5, 2015

1915

In 2015, exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, a …
In 2015, exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, a theatre director (Simon) is staging a play at the Los Angeles Theatre to honor the victims of that tragedy -- a horrifying crime forgotten and denied for an entire century. But as protesters surround his theatre, and a series of mysterious accidents spread panic among his actors, we realize that Simon's mission is more controversial than we think -- and the ghosts of the past are everywhere.
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2014
Pseudonym
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MovieNov 4, 2014

Pseudonym

Tonight, Alex, a very busy, stressed-out exécutive, has …
Tonight, Alex, a very busy, stressed-out exécutive, has got a date with a young unknown woman on internet ; but this meeting plunge him into a vicious downward spiral and throw his life off-course forever.
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The Cut
MovieAug 31, 2014

The Cut

In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the …
In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.
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Colt 45
MovieAug 6, 2014

Colt 45

The young police man Vincent is the best in his class, and …
The young police man Vincent is the best in his class, and denies to be recruited to the special forces. But when the corrupt Milo manages to get a grip on him, his life is turned into a living nightmare.
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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
MovieMay 16, 2014

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

In Israel there is neither civil …
In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimize a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in the end has more power than the judges. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and everything is brought out for judgment, apart from the initial request.
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2013
Angélique
MovieDec 18, 2013

Angélique

In France, prior to Louis XIV ascending the throne, a …
In France, prior to Louis XIV ascending the throne, a young baroness is forced to marry against her will and is caught up in a web of treachery and murder, threatening her and her husband, whom she has come to love deeply.
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La marche
MovieNov 8, 2013

La marche

Inspired from a true story of 1983. The story of a 1000 km …
Inspired from a true story of 1983. The story of a 1000 km peaceful march from Paris to Marseille fighting against racial discrimination and fighting for equality.
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Les invincibles
MovieMay 1, 2013

Les invincibles

Momo has one dream buried for years: become a petanque …
Momo has one dream buried for years: become a petanque champion. When an international tournament is announced, he drops his ordinary life to win the first prize and fulfill his dreams.
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2012
Zero Dark Thirty
MovieDec 10, 2012

Zero Dark Thirty

Maya is a CIA operative whose first experience is in the …
Maya is a CIA operative whose first experience is in the interrogation of prisoners following the Al Qaeda attacks against the U.S. on the 11th September 2001. She is a reluctant participant in extreme duress applied to the detainees, but believes that the truth may only be obtained through such tactics. For several years, she is single-minded in her pursuit of leads to uncover the whereabouts of Al Qaeda's leader, Osama Bin Laden. Finally, in 2011, it appears that her work will pay off, and a U.S. Navy SEAL team is sent to kill or capture Bin Laden. But only Maya is confident Bin Laden is where she says he is.
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Kaboul Kitchen
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TV ShowFeb 13, 2012

Kaboul Kitchen

Kaboul Kitchen is a French comedy television series broadcast …
Kaboul Kitchen is a French comedy television series broadcast by Canal+. It was created by Marc Victor, Allan Mauduit and Jean-Patrick Benes. The series is based on the true story of Radio France Internationale journalist Marc Victor, who ran a restaurant for French expatriates in Kabul until 2008. The first series premiered on February 15, 2012 on Canal+ and ended on March 5, 2012. It set a ratings record for comedy series in the primetime slot on Canal+. A second series of 12 episodes aired in France in 2014.
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Zarafa
MovieJan 21, 2012

Zarafa

After escaping the clutches of a slave trader, a bold ten-year …
After escaping the clutches of a slave trader, a bold ten-year-old Sudanese boy befriends a young giraffe and a kind Bedouin, who takes them on a splendid journey via a hot-air balloon as far as the palace of King Charles X of France.
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2011
De force
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MovieOct 26, 2011

De force

Following a series of unresolved robberies, the authorities …
Following a series of unresolved robberies, the authorities decide to give Carte Blanche to the Commander Clara Damico to neutralize a particularly organized gang.
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2010
Turk's Head
MovieMar 31, 2010

Turk's Head

Several lives are changed after a teenager from a rough …
Several lives are changed after a teenager from a rough suburb throws a Molotov cocktail on a car, sending the doctor who was in it in a coma.
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2009
Pigalle, la nuit
TV ShowNov 23, 2009

Pigalle, la nuit

Mini-series about the characters and lives of the inhabitants of …
Mini-series about the characters and lives of the inhabitants of the red light district in Paris.
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Army of Crime
MovieMay 17, 2009

Army of Crime

The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters …
The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for freedom. News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS general, eventually reaches Berlin.
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Rage
MovieFeb 8, 2009

Rage

A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind …
A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell-phone.
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2008
House of Saddam
TV ShowDec 7, 2008

House of Saddam

House of Saddam is a 2008 drama that charted the rise and fall …
House of Saddam is a 2008 drama that charted the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein. A co-production between BBC Television and HBO Films, the series was first broadcast on BBC Two (in the United Kingdom) in four parts between 30 July and 20 August 2008.
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The Wedding Song
MovieNov 24, 2008

The Wedding Song

The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of …
The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewish woman who are both preparing for their marriages.
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Musée haut, musée bas
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MovieNov 19, 2008

Musée haut, musée bas

A curator terrified of green …
A curator terrified of green plants, a ballet of Virgin Saints, a minister of Culture lost in an exhibition of sex organs, a car that has disappeared in the Rembrandt car park, visitors in ...
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Secrets of State
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MovieNov 11, 2008

Secrets of State

In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle …
In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same lives. Condemned to secrecy, these masters of manipulation follow the same methods. Alex and Al Barad are two of them. The former is the head of the D.G.S.E.'s (Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure, the French equivalent of the CIA or the MI6) counter-terrorism unit while the latter reigns over a terrorist network, and both fight using the most ruthless of weapons: human beings. Secret Défense (aka Secrets Of State) tells of their secret war through the destinies of Diane, a student recruited by the French secret service, and Pierre, a troubled young man who thinks terrorism will bring him salvation. Trained and indoctrinated for missions which are beyond them, they are both drawn into a chain of events from which they seem incapable of escaping. While they both be sacrificed in the name of their "noble" causes?
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Khamsa
MovieAug 14, 2008

Khamsa

A 13 year old Gypsy boy escapes from foster home to continue …
A 13 year old Gypsy boy escapes from foster home to continue a life of mischief and delinquency during a french summer.
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Shiva
MovieJul 2, 2008

Shiva

When one of the brothers (Ohayn) dies, all the whole family …
When one of the brothers (Ohayn) dies, all the whole family comes for Shiva (Jewish tradition,when the family sits seven days at the home after the death one of their family). A large family with a lot of problems and conflicts between them.
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2007
Rendition
MovieSep 7, 2007

Rendition

Rendition is a 2007 American political thriller film directed …
Rendition is a 2007 American political thriller film directed by Gavin Hood and starring Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Peter Sarsgaard, Alan Arkin, Jake Gyllenhaal and Omar Metwally. It centers on the controversial CIA practice of extraordinary rendition and is based on the true story of Khalid El-Masri, who was mistaken for Khalid al-Masri.
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Persepolis
MovieMay 23, 2007

Persepolis

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Satrapi watches events …
In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Satrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.
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Trivial
MovieMay 23, 2007

Trivial

Jacques is a disheveled police lieutenant in Normandy. An …
Jacques is a disheveled police lieutenant in Normandy. An enigmatic woman sends him to a hotel where the owner's been reported missing. Jacques' presence unnerves the wife and son of the missing man as well as the police assigned to investigate. Is the woman a figment of his mind? He sees her at a distance from time to time; she's a ringer for an actress who died in a road accident 36 years before and was the mistress of the missing man. Jacques follows his hunches and visions as his colleagues become impatient with is actions. We also learn bits about a tragedy in his recent past. Is he ill or the only one with a clue about what's going on?
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2006
The Serpent
MovieDec 8, 2006

The Serpent

Fashion photographer Vincent Mandel, in the midst of a …
Fashion photographer Vincent Mandel, in the midst of a difficult divorce, is suddenly being accused of rape and extorted. What does his former classmate Joseph Plender want from him?
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Casino Royale
MovieNov 14, 2006

Casino Royale

Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out …
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.
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2005
I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed
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MovieNov 2, 2005

I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed

My name is Georges Figon. …
My name is Georges Figon. Okay I'm dead but, being the talkative kind, death isn't going to stop me from speaking. Yes, I'm a shady individual. Sure I have links with the underworld and ...
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Gris blanc
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MovieNov 1, 2005

Gris blanc

A man hurts his leg hiking on the snow and is rescued by a …
A man hurts his leg hiking on the snow and is rescued by a young hermit with healing powers. He befriends the guy and tries to con him into selling his land.
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2004
Yes
MovieSep 4, 2004

Yes

Yes is a 2004 film written and directed by Sally Potter and …
Yes is a 2004 film written and directed by Sally Potter and starring Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, Samantha Bond, Sam Neill, Shirley Henderson, Raymond Waring, Stephanie Leonidas, and Sheila Hancock. The film's dialogue is almost entirely in iambic pentameter and usually rhymes. This artistic choice polarized film critics.
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To Take a Wife
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MovieMar 1, 2004

To Take a Wife

The story takes place in Haifa, Israel, in 1979, during three …
The story takes place in Haifa, Israel, in 1979, during three days before the Shabbat. A young woman trying to raise three children, work from home, and observe the strict Moroccan traditions of her family finds herself at constant odds with her husband and her brothers, who want her to stay married and leave behind the notions of being loved and free.
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2002
Aram
MovieNov 27, 2002

Aram

Aram, an ex-soldier from the Armenian cause, has come …
Aram, an ex-soldier from the Armenian cause, has come to France to close an arms deal under secret service surveillance. Held responsible and banished by his faher for his brother's injuries in a terrorist ttack, he's also come to seek revenge for the drama that has marked his family and his life.
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The Truth About Charlie
MovieOct 16, 2002

The Truth About Charlie

A woman returns from …
A woman returns from holiday to find her husband has been murdered, and several groups of people are pressuring her to unravel the mystery of his true identity and activities during his final days.
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Almost Peaceful
MovieSep 5, 2002

Almost Peaceful

Jewish tailor Albert (Abkarian) and his wife Lea (Breitman) are …
Jewish tailor Albert (Abkarian) and his wife Lea (Breitman) are reestablishing their business in 1946 Paris. Albert hires six people, more than he needs to meet current slow season demand, and all but Jacqueline (Lubna Azabal) are Jews who somehow survived the occupation. Slowly, tentatively they get to know each other as they cut, stitch, press, and fit men's and women's clothes. But each has to reestablish his or her life and relationships among sometimes indifferent or hostile Parisians.
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Ararat
MovieMay 20, 2002

Ararat

People tell stories. In Toronto, an art historian lectures on …
People tell stories. In Toronto, an art historian lectures on Arshile Gorky (1904 -1948), an Armenian painter who lived through the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire. A director invites the historian to help him include Gorky's story in a film about the genocide and Turkish assault on the town of Van. The historian's family is under stress: her son is in love with his step-sister, who blames the historian for the death of her father. The daughter wants to revisit her father's death and change that story. An aging customs agent tells his son about his long interview with the historian's son, who has returned from Turkey with canisters of film. All the stories connect.
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Spooks
TV ShowMay 13, 2002

Spooks

Spooks (known as MI-5 in some countries) is a British …
Spooks (known as MI-5 in some countries) is a British television drama series that originally aired on BBC One from 13 May 2002 to 23 October 2011, consisting of 10 series. The title is a popular colloquialism for spies, and the series follows the work of a group of MI5 officers based at the service's Thames House headquarters, in a highly secure suite of offices known as The Grid. It is notable for various stylistic touches, and its use of popular guest actors. In the United States, the show is broadcast under the title MI-5. In Canada, the programme originally aired as MI5 but now airs on BBC Canada as Spooks.
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1999
Lila Lili
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MovieJan 6, 1999

Lila Lili

Lila Lili is a 1998 comedy film directed by Marie Vermillard.
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1996
When the Cat's Away
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MovieFeb 17, 1996

When the Cat's Away

Chloe, a young woman, is going on holidays. She entrusts her …
Chloe, a young woman, is going on holidays. She entrusts her beloved cat to Madame Renée's care. But one day Madame Renée (an old lady of the neighborhood) can not find the cat. Chloe starts searching the neighborhood... This is the pretext for the exploration of a quarter of Paris and his inhabitants.
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1993
Nomination1993

Outstanding Choreography

Nominated for "Les Atrides".
Drama Desk Award
1992
Riens du tout
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MovieNov 11, 1992

Riens du tout

Lepetit, an ambitious and determined man, is named …
Lepetit, an ambitious and determined man, is named the new CEO of a department store. His mission is to improve the store's financial position. He decides that the human factor will be his catchword and introduces new methods, which he also applied to himself. But tensions slowly arise between members of the staff.
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1962
Simon Abkarian
BirthMarch 1962

Simon Abkarian

Simon Abkarian was born.
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