Romain Duris, born May 28 1974 in Paris, is a French actor.
From a family of artists, Romain Duris fell into acting by chance. He was noticed by a casting director whilst waiting in a queue in 1993 and offered a part in the Cédric Klapisch film Le Péril jeune. False starts in art and music (he started an acid-jazz band at one stage) preceded his career as an actor. He has acquired a reputation for versatility.
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The Beat That My Heart Skipped (French: De battre mon cœur s'est arrêté) is a 2005 French film directed by Jacques Audiard and starring Romain Duris. It tells the story of Tom, a tough petty criminal who receives the chance to change his life and become a concert pianist, but whose past comes back to haunt him. The film premiered on February 17, 2005 at the Berlin Film Festival. The film is a remake of James Toback's 1978 film Fingers but is 17 minutes longer, devoting more attention to the relationship between Tom, and his piano teacher, Miao Lin. The idea that affection can blossom despite a language barrier is one which Jacques Audiard has raised before in Read My Lips (starring Vincent Cassel). For the film, Duris learnt to play his own piano sequences and was taught by his sister, the artist Caroline Duris. One of the most notable performances by Duris is of a Bach toccata. The film's title comes from the lyrics of a Jacques Dutronc song, "La Fille Du Père Noël" ("Santa Claus's...
Arsène Lupin is a 2004 movie directed by Jean-Paul Salomé, and starring Romain Duris, Eva Green, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mathieu Carrière and Pascal Greggory among others.The film follows Arsene Lupin from a small boy through the death of his father and his later years where he meets the strange woman Josephine who appears to be immortal and has a drug which makes people her slaves. His ethos is to steal from the rich and other crooks and he comes up against a secret society and Josephine who are after stealing three crucifixes which will reveal the secret of a lost treasure.After many adventures, Lupin eventually finds the treasure and the truth about his father. The film has a strange ending where some years later, Lupin prevents Josephine from using one of her dupes to blow up the Archduke Ferdinand (his assassination triggered WWI) and suddenly the film ends without more explanations.It is a co-production of France, Spain, Italy and the UK....,
L'Auberge espagnole (English: The Spanish Apartment) is a 2002 French film directed and written by Cédric Klapisch. It is about Xavier, an Economics graduate student studying for a year in Barcelona, Spain as part of the Erasmus programme, where he encounters and learns from a group of students who hail from all over Western Europe.The title of the film literally means "the Spanish hostel", and is a French idiom for something where you get out what you put into it. It is also sometimes used to mean a busy, chaotic place. The English title of the film is Pot Luck in the UK and Canada; Euro Pudding is an international title it was given, and it is also known as The Spanish Apartment. In Spain, where it is set, it was released as Una casa de locos — "Madhouse".The film's portrayal is in the first-person perspective of the main character, Xavier, and is hence mainly narrated in French. Some of the dialogue is in English however, and a significant amount is in Spanish, as well as small...,
Gadjo dilo is a 1997 movie, directed and written by Tony Gatlif. The title means "Stupid Gadjo [non-Gypsy]" in Romani.Tagline: In every soul there is a Gypsy.Stephane, a young French man from Paris, travels to Romania in search of the female Gypsy singer Nora Luca, to whom his father had frequently listened before his death. Stephane finds much more......,
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