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Alex Descas is a Actor French born on 1 january 1958

Alex Descas

Alex Descas
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Nationality France
Birth 1 january 1958 (61 years)

Alex Descas, né le 1er janvier 1958, est un acteur français.

Biography

Alex Descas, enfant de parents ouvriers d'origine antillaise, a grandi à Paris et fait son apprentissage de comédien au Cours Florent. Il intègre ensuite la troupe du Théâtre noir, puis au début des années 1980 passe, sans succès, des auditions pour le cinéma ne faisant que de la figuration basée sur ses origines. Alex Descas doit alors faire des petits boulots d'appoint et se désigne comme « bricoman ».

C'est grâce à la rencontre avec la réalisatrice Claire Denis, pour S'en fout la mort en 1990 qu'il réussit à percer dans le cinéma d'auteur français. Acteur particulièrement « charismatique », il réalisera alors collaboration de plus de 20 ans avec la réalisatrice avec laquelle il a tourné sept films. Plus récemment, il est connu pour son rôle de commissaire de police dans la série télévisée Un flic d'Hugues Pagan.

Best films

La Beuze (2003)
(Actor)

Usually with

Claire Denis
Claire Denis
(10 films)
Agnès Godard
Agnès Godard
(7 films)
Raoul Peck
Raoul Peck
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Alex Descas (50 films)

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Actor

Un beau soleil intérieur
Directed by Claire Denis
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine, Josiane Balasko, Gérard Depardieu, Alex Descas
Roles L'homme Fin (The end man))
Rating59% 2.9939552.9939552.9939552.9939552.993955
Isabelle, divorcée et mère d'un enfant, cherche le grand amour.
Chocolat
Chocolat (2016)
, 1h50
Directed by Roschdy Zem
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy
Themes Circus films, Films about racism, Théâtre
Actors Omar Sy, James Thiérrée, Clotilde Hesme, Olivier Gourmet, Thibault de Montalembert, Noémie Lvovsky
Roles Victor
Rating69% 3.4919353.4919353.4919353.4919353.491935
En 1897, un homme noir du nom de Kananga, ancien fils d'esclave de Cuba, joue un petit rôle de cannibale dans le modeste cirque Delvaux. Le clown blanc George Foottit, sommé de renouveler ses numéros par le directeur du cirque, a l'idée de s'associer avec Kananga dans un duo de clown blanc autoritaire et de clown noir souffre-douleur, qui prendra le nom de Chocolat. Le duo comique est très bien accueilli par le public et Delvaux commence à faire des affaires. La rumeur du succès se répand en France au point que Joseph Oller, directeur du Nouveau Cirque, convainc Foottit et Chocolat de prendre du service dans son établissement parisien. Le succès dans la capitale est immédiat, et Chocolat devient le premier artiste noir de la scène française. Grisé par l'argent, il s'adonne au jeu et se laisse aller aux plaisirs des femmes.
Le Dos rouge, 2h7
Directed by Antoine Barraud
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Bertrand Bonello, Jeanne Balibar, Géraldine Pailhas, Joana Preiss, Barbet Schroeder, Pascal Greggory
Roles Scottie
Rating64% 3.2337053.2337053.2337053.2337053.233705
Portrait fictif de Bertrand Bonello. Un cinéaste reconnu travaille à son prochain film autour de la thématique de la monstruosité. Il est obnubilé par l’idée de trouver une toile qui serait le cœur du film et cristalliserait toute la puissance et la beauté des monstres. Mais ce qu’il ne montre a personne, pas même a son épouse, c’est cette tâche qui grandit dans son dos. Cette marque rouge qui l’inquiète, le chamboule, et semble vouloir lui dire quelque chose…
Murder in Pacot, 2h10
Directed by Raoul Peck
Origin Haiti
Actors Alex Descas, Ayọ, Thibault Vinçon, Zinedine Soualem
Roles husband

An upper middle class affluent couple in Port-au-Prince, Haïti, tries to rebuild their lives after the earthquake of 2010. They live in the ruins of their luxury home which was almost completely destroyed, in the district Pacot. The tension is even greater because their young adopted son is also missing. Shortly after the earthquake they are visited by a team of foreign experts which tell them to repair the house or it will be razed. In order to earn some money for the repair they move to the previous servants' quarters and rent out the only still-intact room to Alex a foreign aid worker of unspecified nationality. The tenant, who came with good intentions to Haiti, meets soon a beautiful and naive 17-year-old Haitian girl, Andrémise, from a modest background who lives in the neighbourhood. To the couples surprise he moves in together with this sassy and enterprising young woman, who calls herself Jennifer to attract foreign men. They forge a relationship but soon her maliciousness comes to light and someone gets killed. The once privileged and now helpless and defenseless owners are for the first time faced with the rigid contradictions of Haitian society.
Bastards
Bastards (2013)
, 1h40
Directed by Claire Denis
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Julie Bataille, Michel Subor, Isolda Dychauk, Lola Créton
Roles Dr. Béthanie
Rating60% 3.0490853.0490853.0490853.0490853.049085
Marco (Vincent Lindon), a sailor who has cut off ties with most of his family, returns home after the suicide of his brother-in-law. At the urging of his sister Sandra (Julie Bataille), who believes that her husband’s death was caused by one of their creditors, Marco tries to avenge his family. He moves in to an apartment above that occupied by the creditor, Edouard Laporte, and begins an affair with his wife, Raphaëlle (Chiara Mastroianni). Marco discovers that his sister is deep in debt and that his niece, Justine (Lola Créton), has been hospitalized and might need reconstructive surgery as her vagina has been badly damaged. After some investigation he believes that Laporte was the one who injured his niece by penetrating her with a corn cob.
Rapt
Rapt (2009)
, 2h5
Directed by Lucas Belvaux
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Yvan Attal, Anne Consigny, André Marcon, Françoise Fabian, Alex Descas, Michel Voïta
Roles Maître Walser
Rating66% 3.3458853.3458853.3458853.3458853.345885
Grand capitaine d'industrie, Stanislas Graff est enlevé contre rançon. Sa captivité est un calvaire. Dès le début de son enlèvement, ses ravisseurs lui coupent un doigt et ils l'envoient à ses proches. Pendant les deux mois que va durer sa séquestration, l'enquête va révéler des aspects de sa vie privée inconnus de ses proches : grosses pertes aux jeux, parties de chasse, nombreuses maîtresses. La presse à scandale en fait ses choux gras, provoquant le déchirement de sa famille et sa décrédibilisation au sein de son entreprise.
35 Shots of Rum, 1h40
Directed by Claire Denis
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes La banlieue française
Actors Grégoire Colin, Alex Descas, Mati Diop, Nicole Dogué, Ingrid Caven, Jean-Christophe Folly
Roles Lionel
Rating70% 3.5469553.5469553.5469553.5469553.546955
Lionel (Alex Descas), a widower who drives RER trains in metropolitan Paris, has raised his daughter Josephine (Mati Diop) alone for many years. They have always shared a special bond and live a secure and contented life somewhat isolated from others, in an apartment building in a suburb of Paris. Josephine, an anthropology student, is now grown and become a young woman, but she remains deeply devoted to her father.
The Limits of Control, 1h56
Directed by Jim Jarmusch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Isaac de Bankolé, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Gael García Bernal, John Hurt, Hiam Abbass
Roles Creole
Rating62% 3.1499653.1499653.1499653.1499653.149965
In an airport, Lone Man (Isaach de Bankolé) is being instructed on his mission by Creole (Alex Descas). The mission itself is left unstated and the instructions are cryptic, including such phrases as "Everything is subjective," "The universe has no center and no edges; reality is arbitrary," and "Use your imagination and your skills." After the meeting in the airport he travels to Madrid and then on to Seville, meeting several people in cafés and on trains along the way.
Persécution, 1h38
Directed by Patrice Chéreau
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Romain Duris, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Hiam Abbass, Alex Descas, Gilles Cohen
Roles Thomas
Rating54% 2.703872.703872.703872.703872.70387
Daniel, 35, is haunted by a stranger who regularly breaks into his house and spies on him. One day, the stranger, a seemingly harmless middle-aged man, confronts Daniel and tells him that he is the man of his life. Daniel is shocked by the admission and tells the stranger to stay away. Daniel has a girlfriend, Sonia, whom he persecutes yet also worships. Sonia prioritizes her career before her relationship with Daniel and ignores his needs.
Boarding Gate, 1h45
Directed by Olivier Assayas
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Erotic thriller
Themes La mondialisation, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Asia Argento, Michael Madsen, Carl Ng, Alex Descas, Joana Preiss, Sondra Locke
Roles André
Rating51% 2.554022.554022.554022.554022.55402
After discussing his plans for retiring by selling on the shares in his security company to his debtors with his partner, André, aging underworld entrepreneur Miles Rennberg is paid a surprise visit at his Paris office by aggressive underworld moll Sandra. Brazenly taunting him with her sexuality, she bluntly dissects their prior relationship - a nightmarish web of masochism, money, manipulation and dependency, pimping her out to dangerous clients in order to gain both a business advantage and perverse personal thrills.
Les Prédateurs, 3h20
Directed by Lucas Belvaux
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Aladin Reibel, Philippe Nahon, Nicole Garcia, Claude Brasseur, Odile Cohen, Michel Voïta
Roles Pascal Lissouba
Rating68% 3.4196453.4196453.4196453.4196453.419645
Ce téléfilm traite de l'affaire Elf.
Nèg Maron
Nèg Maron (2005)
, 1h35
Directed by Jean-Claude Barny
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Daly, Stomy Bugsy, Alex Descas, François Levantal
Roles Siwo
Rating50% 2.506152.506152.506152.506152.50615
Deux jeunes amis d'enfance à la dérive, Josua et Silex, s'ennuient dans leur quartier de Guadeloupe (Sainte-Rose). Petits larcins et système D composent leur ordinaire, jusqu'à l'arrivée de Marcus. Pris dans une spirale, des choix difficiles s'imposent...
Un couple parfait, 1h44
Directed by Nobuhiro Suwa
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Actors Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Bruno Todeschini, Nathalie Boutefeu, Joana Preiss, Jacques Doillon, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
Roles Patrick
Rating67% 3.3837053.3837053.3837053.3837053.383705
Après quinze ans de vie commune à Lisbonne au Portugal, Nicolas et Marie sont sur le point de divorcer. Ils décident pourtant de se rendre ensemble à la cérémonie de mariage d'un de leurs amis à Paris. Dès leur arrivée, ils annoncent la nouvelle de leur rupture, ce qui provoque l'étonnement de leur entourage. Durant deux jours et trois nuits dans leur hôtel où ils font lit puis chambre à part, le couple, en manque de sommeil et de capacité de lutter pour sa survie, se déchire en reproches réciproques dans un huis clos. Au cours des pérégrinations nocturnes de Nicolas ou diurnes de Marie, chacun vit intensément la séparation qui approche et se voit tenté par une nouvelle rencontre. Marie décide de partir seule à Bordeaux où elle a vécu et finalement sur le quai de la gare, où Nicolas l'accompagne, ne se résout pas à monter dans le train.
The Intruder, 2h10
Directed by Claire Denis
Genres Drama
Actors Michel Subor, Béatrice Dalle, Grégoire Colin, Katerina Golubeva, Florence Loiret-Caille, Caroline Paulus
Roles Le prêtre
Rating69% 3.496043.496043.496043.496043.49604
Louis Trebor (Michel Subor), an ex-mercenary living in the Jura Mountains, is increasingly suffering from a heart condition. He abandons his home, his beloved dogs, and his estranged son (Grégoire Colin) in pursuit of a black market heart transplant in Korea before traveling to Tahiti, where he spent time in his youth, in hopes of reconnecting with a son he's never met.