Jean-Pierre Marielle is a French actor. He has played in more than a hundred films in which he brought life to a large diversity of roles, from the banal citizen, to the serial killer, to the World War II hero, to the compromised spy, to the has-been actor, to his portrayal of Jacques Saunière in (The Da Vinci Code, acting always with the same excellence whatever the quality of the movie in itself, he is well known for his outspokenness and for his warm and cavernous voice, imitated by French humorists considering him as the archetype of the French gentleman. Marielle was born in 1932 in Paris to a dressmaker mother, his first experiences of acting date back to his years of high school during which he staged some Chekhov’s plays with his comrades. He wanted to study literature but one of his teachers encouraged him to become an actor instead, so that he joined the Conservatoire National where became close friends with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Rochefort and from where he left with the comedy second prize in 1954.
His early career consisted of stage roles with the Grenier-Hussenot company, notably in Pinter’s plays, some small appearances on the large screen by the late 1950s, with his particular voice giving him the abilities to play older characters. But disappointed by his first movie roles, he turned a moment to the cabaret, he obtained a little more consistent roles in the 1960s in movies such as Faites sauter la banque!, starring alongside Louis de Funès, Weekend at Dunkirk and in particular Un monsieur de compagnie, where French director Philippe de Broca gave him the opportunity to express all his talent. But his popularity exploded during the 1970s as he appeared in a lot of comedies. In La Valise he played an Israeli spy having to hide in a trunk in order to be extracted from a country of the Middle East. Les Galettes de Pont-Aven, Que la fête commence and Coup de Torchon confirmed him as a great actor. One of his best performances, probably his darkest, lies in his wonderful interpretation of a disillusioned and suicidal cop in Les mois d’avril sont meurtriers.
The other major role of his career is Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe in Tous les matins du monde. He made at the same time a brilliant stage career and received the highest French award for a theater actor, the Molière, in 1994, he plays Jacques Sauniere in The Da Vinci Code. He was awarded the Légion d’Honneur in 1992, he has been married to French actress Agathe Natanson since 4 October 2003 and has a son from a previous union. He is a great fan of New York City. 1995: Golden Goblet Award for Best Actor for the film Les Milles. 1992: 7 d'Or Award for Best Actor for the TV film La controverse de valladolid. 1987: Mystfest Award for Best Actor for the film Les mois d'avril sont meurtriers. 2008: Honorary Lumières Award 2004 – César Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the film La Petite Lili. 1993 – César Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the film Max et Jérémie. 1992 – César Award for Best Actor for the film Tous les matins du monde. 1989 – César Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the film Quelques jours avec moi.
1982 – César Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the film Coup de Torchon. 1976 – César Award for Best Actor for the film Les Galettes de Pont-Aven. Jean-Pierre Marielle on IMDb
Dombasle-sur-Meurthe is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France, close to the city of Nancy. Dombasle is one of the main production sites for sodium carbonate in the world, as Solvay created there in 1873 one of its oldest production plant; this sodium bicarbonate production plant is a key economic actor in Nancy region. The remains of the castle were destroyed in 1963. Communes of the Meurthe-et-Moselle department
Meurthe-et-Moselle is a department in the Grand Est region of France, named after the Meurthe and Moselle rivers. Meurthe-et-Moselle was created in 1871 at the end of the Franco-Prussian War from the parts of the former departments of Moselle and Meurthe which remained French territory; the current boundary between Meurthe-et-Moselle and Moselle was the border between France and Germany from 1871 to 1919 and again between 1940 and 1944. The only subsequent change took place in 1997 and involved the incorporation, for administrative reasons, of the little commune of Han-devant-Pierrepont which had fallen within the Meuse department. Meurthe-et-Moselle is part of the administrative region of Grand Est and the traditional region of Lorraine and is surrounded by the departments of Meuse, Bas-Rhin, Moselle. Parts of Meurthe-et-Moselle belong to the Lorraine Regional Natural Park; the department is between 7 and 103 km wide. Its chief rivers are: the Moselle the Meurthe the Chiers the Vezouze The economy was dependent on mining until the 1960s.
There are iron and lime extraction sites. The urban area around Nancy has a dynamic economy based on services and higher education; the inhabitants of the department are known as Meurthe-et-Mosellans. The area around Nancy has become urbanized, whereas the Saintois in the south is quite rural. Arrondissements of the Meurthe-et-Moselle department Cantons of the Meurthe-et-Moselle department Communes of the Meurthe-et-Moselle department Prefecture website General council website Tourism website
Daniel Auteuil is a French actor and director who has appeared in a wide range of film genres, including period dramas, romantic comedies, crime thrillers. In 1996, he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival together with Belgian actor Pascal Duquenne, he is the winner of two César Award for Best Actor, one in 1987 as Ugolin Soubeyran in Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources and another one for his role in Girl on the Bridge. For his role in Jean de Florette, he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Auteuil is considered one of France's most respected actors. Daniel Auteuil was born on 24 January 1950 in the son of opera singers, he grew up in Nancy, France. He began his acting career in musical comedy and made his film debut in 1972. Auteuil's starring role in the historical drama film Jean de Florette and its sequel Manon des Sources brought him international recognition. Auteuil has since become one of the best-known, most popular actors in France. Through his appearances in films including the swashbuckler Le bossu, the comedy The Closet, the romantic comedy After You... the thriller Caché and the comedy My Best Friend, he has since gained greater international recognition.
In 2013, Auteuil was selected as a member of the main competition jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Auteuil has two daughters: Aurore Auteuil with his former partner, Anne Jousset, Nelly from a ten-year relationship with actress Emmanuelle Béart, his co-star in the films A Heart in Winter and Manon des Sources, he married a Corsican sculptor, on 22 July 2006 in Porto-Vecchio, Corsica. Daniel Auteuil on IMDb Daniel Auteuil at AllMovie
Leïla Bekhti is a French film and television actress of Algerian descent. She is best known for her roles in Tout ce qui brille and, in 2006, je t ` aime and Sheitan. Bekhti was born in 1984 in Issy-les-Moulineaux to an Algerian family from Sidi Bel-Abbes, she is the youngest of three children. She has heritage from Kabylie. Bekhti went to a theater school in Paris before entering the program of Stéphane Gildas in Tolbiac, she next studied in the program of Bérengère Basty at the Art’aire studio. To live and pay for her acting studies, she worked odd jobs, she speaks Algerian Arabic as well, because of her grandmother. In 2005, Bekhti's friends convinced her to go to the casting of Sheitan, where she was selected for the role of Yasmin, a young beurette. Released on 1 February 2006, Sheitan spent thirteen weeks in theaters, selling around 300,000 tickets; that same year, she acted opposite Smaïn in Alain Tasma's telefilm Harkis. The film told the story of an Algerian family who suffers persecution from French military forces, despite having fought on their side in the Algerian War.
Bekhti was interested in the film's subject as several members of her family, including her grandfather, fought in the ranks of the FLN during the war. That year, she played Zarka in Paris, je t'aime and Mounia in Mauvaise Foi, playing the sister of Roschdy Zem. On television, she had a small role in an episode of the series Madame le Proviseur and in the series Les Tricheurs alongside Pascal Légitimus. In 2008 she won a Best Actress Award at the Silhouette Festival for her role in Rachid Hami's Choisir d'aimer, she followed this with an Arte telefilm by Bouchaala Ahmed and Zakia Tahri. Bekhti starred in Ali Baba alongside Gérard Jugnot and appeared in Des poupées et des anges by Nora Hamdi. For her role as Lya in the film, she was shortlisted for the César Award for Best Actress, although she did not make the final list of nominees; that same year, two supporting roles helped increase her visibility: one in Mesrine: Killer Instinct by Jean-Francois Richet, that of Djamila in A Prophet directed by Jacques Audiard.
She played the only female role in the latter film, which won nine César Awards and the Grand Prix at Cannes. Meanwhile, Bekhti returned to television with Conte de la frustration, starring Nicolas Cazalé and Roschdy Zem and a new episode of Tricheurs, she participated in the web-series Twenty Show, the result of a unique partnership between Arte and MySpace, released as a documentary film a year later. In 2009 besides a third appearance in Tricheurs, she played the role of Myriam in the two-part miniseries Le choix de Myriam, which portrayed the saga of an Algerian family's arrival in France. After seeing Bekhti's performance in Mauvaise foi, actress Géraldine Nakache offered Bekhti a role in Tout ce qui brille, Nakache's debut film as a director. Released on 24 March 2010, Tout ce qui brille was a critical and commercial success with over 1.3 million tickets sold. Bekhti went on to win a Golden Swan Award at the Cabourg Film Festival and the César Award for Most Promising Actress for her role as Lila.
In 2010 she worked in a wide variety of projects. She worked with Alain Tasma again in the telefilm Vous êtes leur crainte, based on the novel of the same name by Thierry Jonquet, she appeared in Jean-Luc Perréard's Itinéraire bis, in the musical Toi, les autres... directed by Audrey Estrougo and in Anne De Petrini's debut film Il reste du jambon?. Her latest film, the French-Moroccan co-production The Source, competed at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. In 2011 she was signed as the new face of the cosmetic firm. In 2016 she played the French police officer Kahina Zadi in the Swedish television series Midnattssol opposite Peter Stormare. Bekhti is married to Algerian-French actor Tahar Rahim, whom she met while filming A Prophet in 2007. Maghrebian community of Paris Leïla Bekhti on IMDb Interview, Écran Large
The Brothers Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Karl and Wilhelm Carl, were German academics, cultural researchers and authors who together collected and published folklore during the 19th century. They were among the first and best-known collectors of folk tales, popularized traditional oral tale types such as "Cinderella", "The Frog Prince", "The Goose-Girl", "Hansel and Gretel", "Rapunzel", "Rumpelstiltskin", "Sleeping Beauty", "Snow White", their classic collection Children's and Household Tales, was published in two volumes, in 1812 and in 1815. The brothers were born in the town of Hanau in Hesse-Cassel and spent most of their childhood in the nearby town of Steinau, their father's death in 1796 affected the brothers for many years after. They attended the University of Marburg where they began a lifelong dedication to researching the early history of German language and literature, including German folktales; the rise of Romanticism during the 18th century had revived interest in traditional folk stories, which to the Grimms and their colleagues represented a pure form of national literature and culture.
The Brothers Grimm established a methodology for collecting and recording folk stories that became the basis for folklore studies. Between the first edition of 1812-15, the seventh and final edition of 1857, they revised their collection many times, so that it grew from 156 stories to more than 200. In addition to collecting and editing folk tales, the brothers compiled German legends. Individually, they published a large body of literary scholarship. Together, in 1838 they began work on a massive historical German dictionary, which, in their lifetimes, they completed only as far as the word Frucht,'fruit'. Many of Grimms' folk tales have enjoyed enduring popularity; the tales are available in more than 100 languages and have been adapted by filmmakers including Lotte Reiniger and Walt Disney, with films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty. During the 1930s and 40s, the tales were used as propaganda by the Third Reich. Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm was born on 4 January 1785, his brother Wilhelm Carl Grimm was born on 24 February 1786.
Both were born in Hanau, in the Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel within the Holy Roman Empire, to Philipp Wilhelm Grimm, a jurist, Dorothea Grimm née Zimmer, daughter of a Kassel city councilman. They were the second- and third-eldest surviving siblings in a family of nine children, three of whom died in infancy. In 1791, the family moved to the countryside town of Steinau, when Philipp was employed there as district magistrate; the family became prominent members of the community. Biographer Jack Zipes writes that the brothers were happy in Steinau and "clearly fond of country life"; the children were educated at home by private tutors, receiving strict instruction as Lutherans that instilled in both a lifelong religious faith. They attended local schools. In 1796, Philipp Grimm died of pneumonia, plunging his family into poverty, they were forced to relinquish their servants and large house. Dorothea depended on financial support from her father and sister, first lady-in-waiting at the court of William I, Elector of Hesse.
Jacob was the eldest living son, he was forced at age 11 to assume adult responsibilities for the next two years. The two boys adhered to the advice of their grandfather, who continually exhorted them to be industrious; the brothers left Steinau and their family in 1798 to attend the Friedrichsgymnasium in Kassel, arranged and paid for by their aunt. By they were without a male provider, forcing them to rely on each other, they became exceptionally close; the two brothers differed in temperament. Sharing a strong work ethic, they excelled in their studies. In Kassel, they became acutely aware of their inferior social status relative to "high-born" students who received more attention. Still, each brother graduated at the head of his class: Jacob in 1803 and Wilhelm in 1804. After graduation from the Friedrichsgymnasium, the brothers attended the University of Marburg; the university was small with about 200 students and there they became painfully aware that students of lower social status were not treated equally.
They were disqualified from admission because of their social standing and had to request dispensation to study law. Wealthier students received stipends, but the brothers were excluded from tuition aid, their poverty kept them from university social life. The brothers were inspired by their law professor Friedrich von Savigny, who awakened in them an interest in history and philology, they turned to studying medieval German literature, they shared Savigny's desire to see unification of the 200 German principalities into a single state. Through Savigny and his circle of friends—German romantics such as Clemens Brentano and Ludwig Achim von Arnim—the Grimms were introduced to the ideas of Johann Gottfried Herder, who thought that German literature should revert to
I've Loved You So Long
I've Loved You So Long is a 2008 French-Canadian drama film written and directed by Philippe Claudel. It tells the story of a woman struggling to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison; when Juliette Fontaine a doctor, is released from prison, her younger sister Léa invites her to stay with her family – including her husband, his mute father, their two adopted Vietnamese daughters – in their home in the university town of Nancy in Lorraine. Why Juliette was in prison is revealed throughout the film: first, that she was in prison for 15 years that her crime was murder that the victim was her 6-year-old son Pierre, the reason why she killed him. Léa, a college professor of literature, is younger than Juliette; because of the nature of Juliette's crime, their parents denied Juliette's existence and refused to allow Léa to visit her. In addition, Juliette had refused to speak throughout her trial; as a result, Léa knows nothing about the circumstances surrounding the crime and, when pressed for details, Juliette refuses to discuss what happened until the end of the film.
While struggling to find employment, Juliette enjoys platonic companionship with two men, a probation officer who understands how prison can damage the human spirit, Michel, one of Léa's colleagues, sympathetic to her ordeal of having been imprisoned. Juliette begins to fit in with Léa and her family, makes friends, finds a permanent job as a secretary at a hospital, she develops a close relationship with her young nieces, much to the distress of their father, concerned about their safety while in their aunt's presence. After seeing how she interacts with the family, he begins to accept her. Juliette agrees to accompany Léa on a visit to their mother, confined to a nursing home with Alzheimer's disease. For a brief moment the woman recognizes and embraces her, remembering her as a little girl rather than the estranged daughter who murdered her grandson. Léa accidentally discovers a clue to. Juliette diagnosed her son as suffering from a painful disease. Léa confronts Juliette with what she learned, Juliette explains that, when Pierre's condition progressed so that he could move, Juliette killed him with an injection, knowing that otherwise he would suffer unbearable pain.
At the trial she spoke no word of defense or explanation, feeling that she deserved punishment for bringing her son into the world, condemned to die. After a cathartic, emotional scene between the two sisters, Léa looks at a window and comments on how beautiful the rain is. Juliette agrees, the film ends with Juliette saying, "I am here." Kristin Scott Thomas as Juliette Fontaine Elsa Zylberstein as Léa Serge Hazanavicius as Luc Laurent Grévill as Michel Frédéric Pierrot as Capt. Fauré Jean-Claude Arnaud as Papy Paul Catherine Hosmalin as The Insertion Advisor Claire Johnston as Mother Lise Ségur as P'tit Lys Mouss Zouheyri as Samir The film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on 14 February 2008 and opened in France and Belgium on 19 March, it was shown at the Telluride Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Cambridge Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Chicago International Film Festival before going into limited theatrical release in the US on October 24, when it opened on nine screens and earned US$72,205 on its opening weekend.
It grossed US$3,110,292 in the US and US$15,735,514 in foreign markets for a total worldwide box office of US$18,845,806. Reviews for I've Loved You So Long were positive, earning an 88% freshness rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 123 reviews; the consensus stated "I've Loved You So Long is a sublimely acted family drama as well as a noteworthy directorial debut from Phillipe Claudel." The film fared 79% worth of 28 favorable reviews amongst critics at Metacritic. Critics noted the film's problematic mixture of tones, as it veers between foreboding and sentimentality. A. O. Scott of the New York Times said, "Mr. Claudel’s practice of fading to black between scenes, the spidery tones of Jean-Louis Aubert’s score, create an atmosphere of mystery and dread, both appropriate to the story and a little misleading. If I’ve Loved You So Long is not a horror movie, it is nonetheless filled with fear and foreboding... This kind of narrative is familiar enough, so are the risks of sentimental talk-show piety associated with it."
He concluded, that the film has a "tough-minded resistance to the temptations of melodrama". Scott was not convinced by the film's ending, he wrote, "A revelation comes near the end, both tremendously moving and a bit disappointing, in the way that the solutions to great mysteries are. This turn does not diminish the accomplishment of Ms. Scott Thomas’s deep and altogether stunning performance, but it does alter the scale of the movie, turning it into a more manageable, less existentially unsettling drama. Which is a relief, I suppose, but a bit of a letdown."Derek Elley of Variety called the film "utterly engrossing despite being, on the surface, about little" and added, "Claudel's script is built out of everyday, unmelodramatic events, succinctly dialogued and not nearly as downbeat as the movie sounds on paper." Kenneth Turan was more positive, describing the film as "An example of the French tradition of high-quality adult melodrama, conventional in technique but not story, this thoughtful, provocative film is slow developing because it's all about character".
Critics praised the acting that of Kristin Scott Thomas. A. O. Scott felt she mitig