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Hichem Rostom is a Actor Tunisien born on 26 may 1947

Hichem Rostom

Hichem Rostom
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Nationality Tunisie
Birth 26 may 1947 (74 years)

Hichem Rostom (born 26 May 1947) is a Tunisian actor of Turkish origin. He has appeared in 28 films and television shows since 1987. He starred in Golden Horseshoes, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1989 festival.

Biography

Débuts et séjour en France
Parallèlement à des études au Collège Sadiki de Tunis, il s'intéresse au théâtre grâce à Aly Ben Ayed, qui lui propose de participer à la création d'Othello de William Shakespeare qui inaugure le Centre culturel international de Hammamet en 1964.

Parti en France pour suivre des études supérieures à l'Institut d'études théâtrales de l'université Sorbonne-Nouvelle et à l'Institut des hautes études cinématographiques, il travaille notamment à Radio France puis en tant qu'animateur au Théâtre national populaire. Durant vingt ans, il participe à près de soixante pièces de théâtre dont certaines sont réalisées par Bernard Sobel, Jacques Lassalle et Tadeusz Kantor. Il fait aussi une courte apparition dans le rôle de régisseur dans le film L'Aile ou la Cuisse aux côtés de Louis de Funès.

En 1988, il décide de rentrer en Tunisie pour débuter une carrière professionnelle d'acteur de cinéma et de télévision, après qu'on lui ait proposé un rôle dans le film Les Sabots en or qu'il accepte.

En 2017, Hichem Rostom participe à l'organisation du festival Rouhaniyet, un événement destiné aux amateurs de chants spirituels et soufis.


Retour en Tunisie
Après Les Sabots en or, Hichem Rostom reste en Tunisie et joue dans une pléiade de films tunisiens et étrangers dont Les Silences du palais de Moufida Tlatli, Essaïda de Mohamed Zran ou Le Patient anglais d'Anthony Minghella. Dans le même temps, il est directeur des Journées théâtrales de Carthage durant deux sessions successives. Il est également connu pour ses réalisations de pièces de théâtres comme Caligula ou L'Étranger ; il a aussi animé des ateliers de théâtre dans des universités tunisiennes.

Il figure parmi les signataires d'une pétition exhortant le président déchu Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali de se représenter en 2014.

Best films

Usually with

Nouri Bouzid
Nouri Bouzid
(3 films)
Karin Albou
Karin Albou
(1 films)
Nabil Ayouch
Nabil Ayouch
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Hichem Rostom (17 films)

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Actor

Conflit
Conflit (2015)
, 2h4
Origin Tunisie
Genres Drama
Actors Salah Jday, Houcine Mahnouch, Lamia Amri, Halima Daoud, Dalenda Abdou, Hichem Rostom
Roles Mokhtar

L'histoire débute le 7 novembre 1987 et se termine le 14 janvier 2011. Le film retrace le vécu et le calvaire des prisonniers politiques en Tunisie à l'époque de Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali à travers le personnage principal, un professeur et militant islamiste, qui se trouve arrêté et torturé en 1991 pour son appartenance politique.
Black Gold
Black Gold (2011)
, 2h9
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud
Origin France
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about religion, Films about Islam, Le désert
Actors Tahar Rahim, Mark Strong, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Corey Johnson
Roles Nesib Colonel
Rating65% 3.298833.298833.298833.298833.29883
In the early 20th century, Emir Nesib (Antonio Banderas), Sultan of Hobeika, and Sultan Amar (Mark Strong) of Salmaah have been in a border war over a vast barren strip they call "The Yellow Belt". When Nesib wins he forces Amar to agree to a peace pact: the Yellow Belt will belong to neither, becoming a no-mans-land between their territories, and Emir Nesib will take Sultan Amar's sons, Saleh and Auda, as hostages. Amar reluctantly agrees, knowing the hostages are a sacred trust which binds Nesib as well. They both swear to the pact before God. Nesib promises to rear Amar's sons with his own children, Tariq and Leyla.
L'Infiltré, 1h45
Directed by Giacomo Battiato
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Jacques Gamblin, Mehdi Dehbi, Laurent Lucas, Cristiana Capotondi, Jean-François Balmer, Hélène de Saint-Père
Roles le général Ali
Rating68% 3.4030953.4030953.4030953.4030953.403095
Dans les années 1980, un agent de la DST infiltre une taupe dans le réseau terroriste d'Abou Nidal (Fatah-Conseil révolutionnaire), responsable de plusieurs attentats en Europe.
The Wedding Song, 1h40
Directed by Karin Albou
Origin France
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films set in Africa, Feminist films, Politique, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Le désert, Guerre du désert, Films about marriage
Actors Lizzie Brocheré, Simon Abkarian, Karin Albou, Hichem Rostom, Dalila Meftahi
Rating66% 3.34013.34013.34013.34013.3401
Tunis, 1942. Muslim Nour (Olympe Borval) and Jewish Myriam (Lizzie Brocheré), both sixteen years old, have been friends since childhood. They live in the same building in a humble neighbourhood where their communities live in harmony. Each secretly desires the other’s life. While Nour regrets not going to school like her friend, Myriam dreams of love. In November 1942, the German army enters Tunis. Following the French Vichy government’s policy, the Nazis subject the Jewish population to harsh tax penalties. Tita (Karin Albou), Myriam’s mother, is forbidden work. Overcome by debt, she decides to marry her daughter Myriam to the rich doctor Raoul (Simon Abkarian). Myriam dreams of love vanish in one blow.
Whatever Lola wants, 1h55
Directed by Nabil Ayouch
Origin Maroc
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Dance films
Actors Achmed Akkabi, Assaâd Bouab, Laura Ramsey, Carmen Lebbos, Hend Sabri, Mariem Fakhr El Dine
Roles Nasser
Rating64% 3.2457153.2457153.2457153.2457153.245715
Lola (Laura Ramsey) is a female postal worker that dreams of becoming an oriental dancer. After a friend encourages her to perform at a local restaurant, Lola captures the attentions of the handsome Zack (Assaad Bouab). Lola follows after him, but is crushed to find that Zack is to marry someone of his family's choosing. Lola decides to turn all of her energy into making her dreams a reality and tracks down Ismahan (Carmen Lebbos), a reclusive dancing star that retired due to a scandal involving a mysterious lover. Although reluctant, Ismahan is persuaded into giving Lola lessons and a friendship blossoms as a result. In no time Lola becomes a professional level dancer and attracts the interest of Nasser Radi (Hichem Rostom), a famous impresario. He takes her under his wing and under his tutelage Lola gets to dance at the prestigious Nile Tower. During this time Lola discovers that Nasser was Ismahan's lover and that the two were kept apart because of social conventions but also because of their own pride. As Lola's career takes off, she manages to help reunite the two former lovers before returning to New York in order to take the art she loves to her fellow Americans.
Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest, 1h39
Directed by Michel Ocelot
Origin France
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Les fées, Political films, Children's films
Actors Hiam Abbass, Patrick Timsit, Imogen Bailey, Steve Kynman, Cyril Mourali, Nigel Pilkington
Rating74% 3.714663.714663.714663.714663.71466
Once upon a time there were two children nursed by Jénane: Azur, a blond, blue-eyed son of a nobleman, and Asmar, the tan skinned and dark-eyed child of the Jenane. The nurse tells them the story of the Djinn-fairy waiting to be released from her chamber by a good and heroic prince. Brought up together they are as close as brothers until the day Azur's father cruelly separates them, banishing the nurse and Asmar from his home and sending Azur away to the city to receive schooling from a personal tutor. Years later, Azur is haunted by memories of the legendary Djinn-fairy, and takes it upon himself to journey all the way to Asmar's homeland to seek it out. Now reunited, he finds that Jénane has since become a successful merchant, while Asmar is now a member of the Royal Guard. However, Asmar also longs to find the Djinn-fairy, and only one of the two youths can be successful in their quest.
The TV Is Coming, 1h35
Directed by Moncef Dhouib
Origin Tunisie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Actors Raouf Ben Amor, Tawfik Bahri, Fatma Ben Saïdane, Nouri Bouzid, Leila Chebbi, Hichem Rostom
Rating77% 3.8937453.8937453.8937453.8937453.893745
El Malga est un village tranquille du Sud tunisien qui vit au rythme des fêtes nationales pendant lesquelles le comité culturel propose systématiquement le même programme. Un coup de téléphone de la capitale annonce la visite prochaine d'une équipe de télévision allemande dans la région. Le comité culturel décide alors de donner une image positive de son village et de son pays et se livre à une véritable mise en scène qui travestit la réalité.
The Sun Assassinated, 1h25
Directed by Abdelkrim Bahloul
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers
Actors Charles Berling, Mehdi Dehbi, Alexis Loret, Abbes Zahmani, Julia Maraval, Clotilde de Bayser
Roles Bramsi
Rating63% 3.1835953.1835953.1835953.1835953.183595
Animateur de l’émission Poésie sur tous les fronts sur une radio algérienne, le poète Jean Sénac choisit, au moment de l’accès à l’indépendance de l’Algérie, de rester dans ce pays. Des années après, les relations avec le pouvoir se sont nettement dégradées et la police politique, le considérant comme un subversif dangereux de surcroît homosexuel, le surveille de près.
Murder in Mesopotamia, 1h40
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Pandora Clifford, Kamel Touati, Hichem Rostom
Roles Hotel Receptionist
Rating74% 3.7443153.7443153.7443153.7443153.744315
Poirot et Hastings sont en voyage en Mésopotamie. Au cours de leur séjour sur un site archéologique, Mrs Leidner, la femme de l'archéologue responsable des fouilles, est tuée après avoir reçu des lettres de menace de son premier mari, mort dans un accident de train quelques années plus tôt. Tout le monde semble avoir des secrets et c'est donc au tour de Poirot de commencer à fouiller...
Les siestes Grenadine, 1h30
Directed by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud
Origin Tunisie
Genres Drama
Actors Hichem Rostom, Lubna Azabal, Jamila Chihi
Roles Wahid Haydar
Rating69% 3.4942553.4942553.4942553.4942553.494255
Un propriétaire terrien revient du Sénégal accompagné de la fille issue d'une liaison avec une Française.
Paparazzi
Paparazzi (1998)
, 1h49
Directed by Alain Berberian
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Photographie
Actors Vincent Lindon, Patrick Timsit, Catherine Frot, Nathalie Baye, Isabelle Gélinas, Élise Tielrooy
Roles El Kabouli
Rating53% 2.6537052.6537052.6537052.6537052.653705
Franck Bordoni (Patrick Timsit) loses job as a night watchman when he finds himself inadvertently on the front cover of a popular magazine. The photograph was taken while he was enjoying a football match instead of working. Deciding to punish the photographer, Franck visits the magazine’s offices and finds Michel Verdier (Vincent Lindon), a member of the paparazzi pack. Franck clings to Michel, and fascinated by work and eager to serve as an apprentice. Franck immerses himself in exciting new life (and Isabelle Adjani’s dustbins), however he hardly notices former life (including wife and son) disappear.
Essaïda
Essaïda (1997)

Directed by Mohamed Zran
Origin Tunisie
Genres Drama
Themes Peinture
Actors Hichem Rostom, Khaled Ksouri
Roles Amine
Rating65% 3.2978753.2978753.2978753.2978753.297875
Célèbre artiste peintre vivant à Tunis, Amine, la quarantaine, prépare une exposition mais traverse une crise de création. Il rencontre Nidal, un adolescent délinquant qui mendie pour subvenir aux besoins de sa famille, et battu par son père chômeur et alcoolique.
The English Patient, 2h42
Directed by Anthony Minghella
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Le désert
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth, Naveen Andrews
Roles Fouad
Rating73% 3.6990753.6990753.6990753.6990753.699075
In the final days of the Italian Campaign of World War II, Hana, a French-Canadian nurse working and living in a bombed Italian monastery, looks after a critically burned man who speaks English but cannot remember his name. They are joined by Kip, a Sikh sapper in the British Army who defuses bombs and has a love affair with Hana before leaving, and David Caravaggio, a Canadian Intelligence Corps operative who was questioned by Germans and has had his thumbs cut off during a German interrogation. He questions the patient, who gradually reveals his past.
The Silences of the Palace, 2h4
Directed by Moufida Tlatli
Origin Tunisie
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Hend Sabri, Sami Bouajila, Amel Hedhili, Zahira Ben Ammar, Fatma Ben Saïdane, Ghalya Lacroix
Roles Si Bechir
Rating72% 3.6373253.6373253.6373253.6373253.637325
The film is about a 25-year-old woman, Alia, who returns to her place of birth—a prince's palace in which her mother worked as kitchen hand and mistress. As she wanders through the largely abandoned palace she is confronted by childhood memories.