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Éric Besnard

Éric Besnard

French screenwriter
March 15, 1964 (60 years old)
in theaters starting December 20th 2024 (QC)
Fr. 2024. History by Éric Besnard with Alexandra Lamy, Grégory Gadebois, Jérôme Kircher. In 1889, a schoolteacher is sent to a village in the French countryside, where she must impose the Republic's free, compulsory and secular school system.
Fr. 2023. Comedy by Éric Besnard with Lambert Wilson, Grégory Gadebois, Marie Gillain. Broken down on a mountain road, a contractor is rescued and sheltered by a man who lives in the wilderness, on the edge of modern life.
Runtime: 95 min.
U.S. 2021. Thriller by Guy Ritchie with Jason Statham, Jeffrey Donovan, Scott Eastwood. A lonely man becomes a money courier in order to exact revenge.
Runtime: 118 min.

Delicious

V.O.: Délicieux
Fr. 2021. Dramatic comedy by Éric Besnard with Grégory Gadebois, Isabelle Carré, Benjamin Lavernhe. At the end of the 18th century in France, a gruff cook and a woman with a mysterious past join forces to create simple, tasty, and convivial local cuisine.
Runtime: 113 min.

The Emperor of Paris

V.O.: L'Empereur de Paris
Fr. 2018. History by Jean-François Richet with Vincent Cassel, Freya Mavor, Patrick Chesnais. In 1804, a resourceful convict, who has always maintained his innocence, works as an agent and informant for the Parisian police, hoping to obtain his letter of pardon.
Runtime: 120 min.
Fr. 2015. Sentimental drama by Éric Besnard with Virginie Efira, Benjamin Lavernhe, Lucie Fagedet. The complicated relationship between a widowed mother, struggling to keep the family farm, and an autistic boy, whom she has taken into her home after hitting him with her car.
Runtime: 101 min.
Fr. 2015. Thriller by Nicolas Boukhrief with Malik Zidi, Dimitri Storoge, François Civil. In order to prepare a report on the radicalization of young Muslims, a journalist infiltrates an underground mosque in Paris.
Runtime: 90 min.

Among Friends

V.O.: Entre amis
Fr. 2015. Dramatic comedy by Olivier Baroux with Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand. Three lifelong pals put their relationship to the test after embarking with their girlfriends on a sailing boat for a cruise to Corsica.
Runtime: 90 min.
Fr. 2012. Comedy by Éric Besnard with Clovis Cornillac, Josiane Balasko, Gérard Jugnot. In the midst of a marital crisis, a paramedic takes a break at the family farm where his mother has taken in the son of an undocumented African woman, ignoring her husband
Runtime: 91 min.

In Gold We Trust

V.O.: 600 Kilos d'or pur
Fr. 2010. Adventures by Éric Besnard with Clovis Cornillac, Audrey Dana, Patrick Chesnais. In the middle of the Guiana jungle, a small group of adventurers tries to escape from smugglers from whom they have stolen 600kg of gold.
Runtime: 100 min.

The Italian

V.O.: L'Italien
Fr. 2010. Comedy by Olivier Baroux with Kad Merad, Valérie Benguigui, Roland Giraud. The ordeal of a son of North African immigrants living in Nice under the false identity of an Italian bon vivant becomes more difficult when his father forces him to observe Ramadan.
Runtime: 102 min.
Fr. 2008. Crime drama by Éric Besnard with Jean Dujardin, Jean Reno, Valeria Golino. To avenge the death of his brother, a con man sets out to double-cross a swindler who is planning a big job on the French Riviera.
Runtime: 100 min.
Fr. 2005. Comedy by Vincent de Brus with Christian Clavier, Jacques Villeret, Agnès Soral. The CEO of a multinational company is plagued by violent anxiety attacks and only manages to control himself in the presence of a modest accountant.
Runtime: 107 min.

Housewarming

V.O.: Travaux, on sait quand ça commence...
Fr. 2004. Comedy by Brigitte Roüan with Carole Bouquet, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Aldo Maccione. A divorced lawyer known to advocate for illegal immigrants uses them to renovate her apartment.
Runtime: 90 min.

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