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Denis Podalydès

Denis Podalydès

French actor, theatre director, writer and screenwriter
April 22, 1963 (60 years old)
Fr. 2023. Drama by Catherine Corsini with Esther Gohourou, Aïssatou Diallo Sagna, Suzy Bemba. The two teenage daughters of the black nanny of a wealthy white family reconnect with their native Corsica, 15 years after having left it under nebulous circumstances.
Runtime: 110 min.


V.O.: En corps
Fr. 2022. Dramatic comedy by Cédric Klapisch with Marion Barbeau, Hofesh Shechter, Denis Podalydès. After an accident on stage, a ballerina reinvents herself by learning contemporary dance.
Runtime: 117 min.
Fr. 2021. Sentimental comedy by Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet with Anaïs Demoustier, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Denis Podalydès. A confused student falls in love with the wife of the publisher with whom she had a brief affair.
Runtime: 98 min.
Fr. 2021. Sketches by David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos with Jean-Paul Rouve, Céline Sallette, Denis Podalydès. From role-playing to abstinence, through exhibition, six stories centered on the realization of fantasies.
Runtime: 102 min.


V.O.: Tromperie
Fr. 2021. Sentimental drama by Arnaud Desplechin with Denis Podalydès, Léa Seydoux, Emmanuelle Devos. In London in the 1980s, a married Englishwoman meets her lover, a famous American writer, in his office where they make love, tear each other apart, find each other and talk for hours.
Runtime: 105 min.

The World of Yesterday

V.O.: Le Monde d'hier
Fr. 2021. Political drama by Diastème with Léa Drucker, Denis Podalydès, Alban Lenoir. A few days before the elections, the French president learns of a scandal that threatens to give the far-right candidate victory.
Runtime: 86 min.

Bloody Oranges

V.O.: Oranges sanguines
Fr. 2021. Comedy by Jean-Christophe Meurisse with Alexandre Steiger, Christophe Paou, Olivier Saladin. In France, a retired couple in debt, the minister of the economy, and a teenage girl who is still a virgin see their lives turned upside down over the course of one night.
Runtime: 102 min.

French Tech

V.O.: Les 2 Alfred
Fr. 2020. Comedy by Bruno Podalydès with Bruno Podalydès, Denis Podalydès, Sandrine Kiberlain. With the help of a friend who earns his living through the sharing economy, an unemployed man pretends he has no children to the director of the start-up that took him on during a trial basis.
Runtime: 92 min.
Fr. 2019. Dramatic comedy by Nicolas Bedos with Daniel Auteuil, Doria Tillier, Guillaume Canet. A disillusioned cartoonist is offered to relive, in a reconstructed studio setting, the evening of May 1974 during which he fell in love with his wife.
Runtime: 115 min.

Delete History

V.O.: Effacer l'historique
Fr. 2019. Dramatic comedy by Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern with Blanche Gardin, Denis Podalydès, Corinne Masiero. Three friends, former yellow vests riddled with debt, go to greath lengths to erase their digital footprints.
Runtime: 106 min.
Fr. 2018. Sentimental drama by Christophe Honoré with Pierre Deladonchamps, Vincent Lacoste, Denis Podalydès. In 1993, a Parisian writer with HIV has a complicated love affair with a carefree young Breton.
Runtime: 132 min.
Fr. 2017. Dramatic comedy by Nicolas Bedos with Nicolas Bedos, Doria Tillier, Denis Podalydès. On the day of a famous writer’s funeral his jaded and cynical widow tells a young journalist about their 50 years together.
Runtime: 120 min.
Fr. 2017. Dramatic comedy by Olivier Ayache-Vidal with Denis Podalydès, Abdoulaye Diallo, Zineb Triki. Following a faux pas, a teacher from a posh Paris high school is transferred to a suburban school attended by underprivileged teenagers.
Runtime: 106 min.
Fr. 2016. Sentimental comedy by Dante Desarthe with Denis Podalydès, Marie Dompnier, Scali Delpeyrat. Just as he falls in love with a vivacious young intern, a forty-something divorcee discovers he has the power to walk through walls.
Runtime: 95 min.
Runtime: 111 min.
Fr. 2016. Spy drama by Thomas Kruithof with François Cluzet, Denis Podalydès, Sami Bouajila. An unemployed man in his fifties accepts a mysterious job from an enigmatic business person, which leads him into the heart of a plot involving the French secret service.
Runtime: 93 min.
Fr. 2015. Comedy by Bruno Podalydès with Bruno Podalydès, Agnès Jaoui, Sandrine Kiberlain. A graphic designer from the Paris suburbs takes a week off from his girlfriend and his job to kayak up the Seine to the sea.
Runtime: 105 min.
Fr. 2014. Comedy by Benjamin Guedj with Baptiste Lecaplain, Charlotte Le Bon, Félix Moati. A young adult with many qualifications opts for an idle life, while his roommates accumulate internships and odd jobs.
Runtime: 93 min.
Runtime: 98 min.
Fr. 2013. Drama by Diane Kurys with Mélanie Thierry, Benoît Magimel, Nicolas Duvauchelle. In the 1980s, a filmmaker investigates a post-war photograph showing her mother and sister posing with a man who is not her father.
Runtime: 110 min.

The Conquerors

V.O.: Les Conquérants
Fr. 2013. Dramatic comedy by Xabi Molia with Denis Podalydès, Mathieu Demy, Christian Crahay. To break what they believe to be an evil spell, two half-brothers decide to return a sacred relic stolen by their late father, an adventurer.
Runtime: 97 min.

Love is the Perfect Crime

V.O.: L'Amour est un crime parfait
Fr. 2013. Thriller by Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu with Mathieu Amalric, Maïwenn, Karin Viard. In Lausanne, a professor of literature with a reputation for seducing his students begins an affair with one of their young mother-in-laws, who has gone missing.
Runtime: 111 min.

Granny's Funeral

V.O.: Adieu Berthe - L'Enterrement de mémé
Fr. 2012. Comedy by Bruno Podalydès with Denis Podalydès, Valérie Lemercier, Isabelle Candelier. The death of his grandmother plunges a provincial pharmacist into an existential abyss that forces him to re-evaluate his affections for his wife and his mistress.
Runtime: 100 min.
Fr. 2012. Dramatic comedy by Carine Tardieu with Agnès Jaoui, Juliette Gombert, Denis Podalydès. While a lonely little girl befriends a feisty kid, her mother, a Tunisian immigrant with a heavy heart, witnesses the collapse of her marriage.
Runtime: 89 min.
Runtime: 90 min.

Camille Rewinds

V.O.: Camille redouble
Fr. 2012. Fantasy comedy by Noémie Lvovsky with Noémie Lvovsky, Samir Guesmi, Judith Chemla. On the evening of December 31, 2007, a B-movie actress who has just been dumped by her husband finds herself magically transported back to 1985, when she met him.
Runtime: 115 min.

Omar Killed Me

V.O.: Omar m'a tuer
Fr. 2011. Social drama by Roschdy Zem with Sami Bouajila, Denis Podalydès, Maurice Bénichou. Convinced of the innocence of an illiterate Moroccan gardener sentenced to eighteen years in prison for the murder of a rich French woman, a writer opens his own investigation.
Runtime: 85 min.

The Conquest

V.O.: La Conquête
Fr. 2011. Biography by Xavier Durringer with Denis Podalydès, Florence Pernel, Bernard Le Coq. During his long political and media campaign to be elected President of France in 2007, Nicolas Sarkozy sees his wife and advisor move away from him.
Runtime: 110 min.
Runtime: 81 min.
Fr. 2011. Documentary by Patrick Rotman.
Runtime: 115 min.

8 Times Up

V.O.: 8 fois debout
Fr. 2010. Dramatic comedy by Xabi Molia with Julie Gayet, Denis Podalydès, Mathieu Busson. A young depressed woman's journey to reconnect with her son while rebuilding her mental and financial health.
Runtime: 103 min.
Fr. 2010. Dramatic comedy by Mathieu Amalric with Alain Lenglet, Hervé Pierre, Denis Podalydès. A man in search of his son discovers his new life thanks to video surveillance footage shown to him by the concierge of a Parisian hotel.
Runtime: 75 min.
Fr. 2009. History by Marc Dugain with Marina Hands, André Dussollier, Édouard Baer. In the winter of 1952, the sick and paranoid dictator Joseph Stalin called upon a female doctor who relieved his pain with her magnetizing gifts.
Runtime: 114 min.

Public Benches

V.O.: Bancs publics (Versailles rive droite)
Fr. 2009. Comedy by Bruno Podalydès with Florence Muller, Denis Podalydès, Émeline Bayart. Various funny and strange incidents happen over the day to a group of workers and inhabitants of a small town in the suburbs of Paris.
Runtime: 114 min.
Fr. 2009. Social drama by Jean-Paul Lilienfeld with Isabelle Adjani, Denis Podalydès, Yann Ebonge. In a high school in a multi-ethnic suburb, a French teacher at the end of her wits and in possession of a firearm, takes eight of her students hostage.
Runtime: 88 min.

Eleonore's secret

V.O.: Kerity, la maison des contes
Fr. 2009. Animation by Dominique Monfery. Having inherited his aunt's library of storybooks, a kid who can't read must ensure the survival of the heroes contained in them.
Runtime: 77 min.
Fr. 2008. Biography by Diane Kurys with Sylvie Testud, Pierre Palmade, Jeanne Balibar. The tumultuous life and career of the writer Françoise Sagan, from her first novel published in 1954 to her death in 2004 at the age of 69.
Runtime: 121 min.
Fr. 2008. History by Antoine de Caunes with François-Xavier Demaison, Léa Drucker, Olivier Gourmet. The adventure in active politics of the French comedian Michel Colucci, who ran for president in France in 1981.
Runtime: 103 min.

Quiet Chaos

V.O.: Caos Calmo
It. 2008. Psychological drama by Antonello Grimaldi with Nanni Moretti, Blu Yoshimi, Alessandro Gassman. After the death of his wife, a successful businessman ponders the meaning of life from a park bench near his daughter's school.
Runtime: 112 min.
Fr. 2008. Mores comedy by Gabriel Julien-Laferrière with Samy Seghir, Rachida Brakni, Denis Podalydès. A teenager of Arab origin is forced to leave his housing estate in central France to live with an aunt in a wealthy suburb of Paris.
Runtime: 90 min.


V.O.: Coupable
Runtime: 107 min.
Fr. 2007. Comedy by Claire Devers with Dominique Blanc, Dominique Reymond, Denis Podalydès. After inheriting a family mansion, two unmarried cousins who don't know each other realize that the place is haunted by the ghost of an ancestor.
Runtime: 92 min.
Fr. 2007. Dramatic comedy by Laure Marsac with Laure Marsac, Denis Podalydès, Claire Borotra. After getting her driver's license, an insecure mother experiences an embarrassing situation in a parking lot that brings back a childhood memory.
Fr. 2007. Drama by Jacques Weber with Jacques Weber, Denis Podalydès, Isabelle Adjani. In 18th century Spain, the thwarted marriage of a libertine count's valet with a chambermaid coveted by the latter.
Runtime: 101 min.
Fr. 2006. Historic chronicle by Bernard Stora with Bernard Farcy, Danièle Lebrun, Gérard Lartigau. In 1946, Charles de Gaulle resigns from his presidency of the provisional government and retires in exile in to a village for twelve years of reflection.
Runtime: 220 min.
Fr. 2006. Biography by Claude Goretta with Denis Podalydès, Anne Alvaro, Maya Sansa. From 1958 to 1964, the political activities of the writer-philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre as seen through the eyes of two of his students.
Runtime: 180 min.
Fr. 2005. Police comedy by Bruno Podalydès with Denis Podalydès, Sabine Azéma, Olivier Gourmet. A journalist tries to prevent a magician from breaking into the fortified castle where several shady vacationers are staying.

Palais royal!

V.O.: Palais Royal!
Fr. 2005. Satire by Valérie Lemercier with Valérie Lemercier, Lambert Wilson, Catherine Deneuve. After being repeatedly humiliated, a shy and awkward queen revolts against the monarchy by manipulating the media to her advantage.
Runtime: 100 min.
Fr. 2005. Crime drama by Yves Angelo with Jean-Pierre Marielle, Jacques Villeret, Marina Hands. In 1917, the old rivalry between a prosecutor and a judge resurfaces during a police investigation into the murder of a child.
Runtime: 106 min.
Fr. 2004. Comedy by Léa Fazer with Denis Podalydès, Vincent Pérez, Emmanuelle Devos. In order to receive an inheritance, a Parisian ethnologist of Swiss origin must prove to his two chauvinistic uncles that he knows Swiss values inside out.
Fr. 2003. Police comedy by Bruno Podalydès with Denis Podalydès, Jean-Noël Brouté, Pierre Arditi. In the 1920s, a reporter and a photographer try to solve the mystery surrounding the attempted murder of a scientist's daughter.
Runtime: 121 min.
Fr. 2003. Comedy by Éric Veniard with Denis Podalydès, Clovis Cornillac, Axelle Laffont. An insomniac chef who wants to open his own restaurant enrolls in a business creation course taught by an aspiring writer who lacks inspiration.
Runtime: 90 min.

See how They Run

V.O.: Embrassez qui vous voudrez
Fr. 2002. Mores comedy by Michel Blanc with Michel Blanc, Charlotte Rampling, Carole Bouquet. The love affairs of three families and their friends in a wealthy seaside resort.
Runtime: 89 min.
Fr. 2002. Mores drama by Michel Deville with Simon Abkarian, Lubna Azabal, Zabou Breitman. In 1946, the employees of a small garment factory in the Jewish quarter of Paris are struggling to resume a normal life after the war.
Runtime: 94 min.

The Officer's Ward

V.O.: La Chambre des officiers
Fr. 2001. Psychological drama by François Dupeyron with Éric Caravaca, Sabine Azéma, Denis Podalydès. Disfigured by shelling, a young lieutenant spends all of World War I in the officers' room of a Parisian hospital.
Runtime: 135 min.
Fr. 2001. Mores comedy by Bruno Podalydès with Denis Podalydès, Guilaine Londez, Patrick Pineau. Although he knows nothing about sailing, a man takes his wife and four children on a trip aboard an old second-hand sailboat.

Mortal Transfert

V.O.: Mortel Transfert
Runtime: 122 min.

Safe Conduct

V.O.: Laissez-passer
Fr. 2001. Dramatic comedy by Bertrand Tavernier with Jacques Gamblin, Denis Podalydès, Marie Gillain. In Paris, during World War II, a writer and an assistant director each fight against the German occupation in their own way.
Runtime: 170 min.
Fr. 2000. Comedy by Frédéric Jardin with José Garcia, Denis Podalydès, Jackie Berroyer. An apprentice screenwriter and his brother, an aspiring director, indulge in a variety of schemes in the hope of producing their first film.
Runtime: 95 min.
Fr. 1998. Musical by Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau with Virginie Ledoyen, Mathieu Demy, Jacques Bonnaffé. A young switchboard operator, who already has two lovers, falls in love with a young HIV-positive man.
Runtime: 98 min.

In All Innocence

V.O.: En plein coeur
Fr. 1998. Psychological drama by Pierre Jolivet with Gérard Lanvin, Virginie Ledoyen, Carole Bouquet. A successful lawyer sees his marriage and his life fall apart when he falls in love with a young client.
Runtime: 101 min.


V.O.: Dieu seul me voit
Fr. 1998. Sentimental comedy by Bruno Podalydès with Denis Podalydès, Jeanne Balibar, Isabelle Candelier. A greatly indecisive man doesn't know how to make a choice between the three women that he is seeing.
Runtime: 102 min.
Fr. 1993. Dramatic comedy by Tonie Marshall with Anémone, Grégoire Colin, Denis Podalydès. A forty-something detective, assigned to watch over drug dealers leaving a high school, runs into her son who never knew her.
Runtime: 100 min.


V.O.: Mayrig
Fr. 1991. Chronicle by Henri Verneuil with Claudia Cardinale, Omar Sharif, Nathalie Roussel. In the 1920s, the difficult integration of a family of Armenian refugees come to settle in Marseilles.
Runtime: 139 min.
Fr. 1991. Mores comedy by Bruno Podalydès with Denis Podalydès, Isabelle Candelier, Philippe Uchan. Having invited a young girl to a romantic meeting in his tiny apartment, a slightly embarrassed boy gets tangled up in a series of lies.
Runtime: 47 min.

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