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Mabrouk el Mechri is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter French born on 18 september 1976 at Versailles (France)

Mabrouk el Mechri

Mabrouk el Mechri
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Nationality France
Birth 18 september 1976 (43 years) at Versailles (France)

Mabrouk el Mechri (born 18 September 1976) is a French director, screenwriter and actor.

El Mechri was born in Versailles, France. He has directed a number of films. After his three shorts Mounir et Anita, Generation Cutter and Concours de circonstance, he directed his first long feature Virgil in 2005 about the life of a boxer, followed by a comedy entitled Stand Up!. His 2008 movie entitled JCVD about Jean-Claude Van Damme and featuring him as the actor garnered Mabrouk El Mechri critical acclaim. The film, a comedy drama and at certain times biographical of Van Damme was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, 2008 Rome Film Festival (L'Altro Cinema) and the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival (Midnight Madness). He is now working on his new movie Sage femme (2008) featuring Vanessa Paradis. He was married to actress Audrey Dana, with whom he had a child in 2008. He is now in a relationship with Virginie Efira who is expecting his child.

Biography

Né le 18 septembre 1976 à Versailles, El Mechri commence sa carrière, en 1995, comme l'assistant du réalisateur Mathieu Kassovitz. Ensuite, El Mechri se tourne vers la réalisation de trois courts métrages.

Mabrouk El Mechri signe son premier film, Virgil en 2005. Dans la foulée, il met en scène le spectacle de stand-up de Tomer Sisley, sorti en DVD en 2006.

En 2008, son second long-métrage JCVD, dans lequel Jean-Claude Van Damme interprète son propre rôle, le révèle comme réalisateur.

Suite au succès critique de ce projet, il enchaîne avec le développement d'un autre projet, Sage-Femme, porté par Vanessa Paradis et Michael Madsen, dont l'action doit se dérouler à New York. Mais le film n'aboutit pas.

Il participe alors au scénario et aux dialogues de la comédie décalée La Loi de Murphy, qui sort discrètement en 2009, avec un Omar Sy pré-Intouchables.

Il se concentre donc sur une série télévisée, Maison close, axée sur la vie des prostituées à Paris et diffusée sur Canal+. Il réalise six des huit épisodes de la saison 1 diffusée fin 2010, qui reçoit un large accueil médiatique.

Il enchaîne avec un troisième long-métrage, le film d'espionnage américain Sans issue, portée par Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, et Sigourney Weaver. Le film, sorti fin 2012, est éreinté par la critique et échoue commercialement .

Début 2013 est diffusée la seconde saison de Maison close, dont il met en boîte les quatre premiers épisodes.

En 2018, il réalise les six épisodes de la mini-série policière de Canal+, intitulée Nox. La fiction est portée par Nathalie Baye, Maïwenn, et Malik Zidi, et créée par le scénariste/réalisateur de cinéma Fred Cavayé et l'expérimenté auteur de télévision Quoc Dang Tran.

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Filmography of Mabrouk el Mechri (4 films)

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Actor

Gomez & Tavarès, la suite, 1h37
Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, Cyril Sebas
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes La provence, Buddy films
Actors Stomy Bugsy, Titoff, Jean Benguigui, Noémie Lenoir, Daniel Duval, Jean-Rachid Kallouche
Roles Rachid
Rating39% 1.9665651.9665651.9665651.9665651.966565
Le « tonton » de Tavarès est mort et les deux flics à moitié ripoux ne savent pas où il a planqué son magot. Ce que l’on sait, en revanche, c’est que nos deux policiers marseillais n’ont pas envie de se partager le pactole et qu’ils partent à sa recherche, chacun de leur côté. La course au trésor est engagée.

Director

The Cold Light of Day, 1h34
Directed by Mabrouk el Mechri, Kevin Mann
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, Caroline Goodall, Rafi Gavron, Verónica Echegui
Rating49% 2.451852.451852.451852.451852.45185
Will Shaw (Henry Cavill) works as an advisor in San Francisco. During the summer break, he reluctantly visits his family in Spain for a holiday. He is met there by his father, Martin Shaw (Bruce Willis), who is himself an advisor for the government. That evening, phone calls put Will in a bad mood and he decides to go fishing the next day. His preoccupation with the phone results in a sailing accident; Will leaps to save his brother's (Rafi Gavron) girlfriend Dara (Emma Hamilton) from being hit by the yacht's boom but she hits her head on a winch. While everyone is fussing over Dara, Will's phone rings again. In frustration, Martin grabs it and throws it into the ocean. Will decides to swim to town to fetch medical supplies and take some time to cool down.
JCVD
JCVD (2008)
, 1h36
Directed by Mabrouk el Mechri
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Films about television, Heist films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, François Damiens, Zinedine Soualem, Karim Belkhadra, Jean-François Wolff, Anne Paulicevich
Rating70% 3.5483753.5483753.5483753.5483753.548375
The film establishes Jean-Claude Van Damme playing himself as an out-of-luck actor. He is out of money; his agent cannot find him a decent production; and the judge in a custody battle is inclined to give custody of his daughter over to his ex-wife. His own daughter rejects him as a father, much to his chagrin. He returns to his childhood home of Schaarbeek in the Brussels capitol region, Belgium, where he is still considered a national icon.
Virgil
Virgil (2005)
, 1h33
Directed by Mabrouk el Mechri
Origin France
Genres Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Jalil Lespert, Léa Drucker, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Philippe Nahon, Tomer Sisley, Karim Belkhadra
Rating64% 3.240863.240863.240863.240863.24086
Every week, Virgil dreams of his father Ernest telling him about his earlier life as a boxer.

Scriptwriter

JCVD
JCVD (2008)
, 1h36
Directed by Mabrouk el Mechri
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Films about television, Heist films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, François Damiens, Zinedine Soualem, Karim Belkhadra, Jean-François Wolff, Anne Paulicevich
Roles Scenario Writer
Rating70% 3.5483753.5483753.5483753.5483753.548375
The film establishes Jean-Claude Van Damme playing himself as an out-of-luck actor. He is out of money; his agent cannot find him a decent production; and the judge in a custody battle is inclined to give custody of his daughter over to his ex-wife. His own daughter rejects him as a father, much to his chagrin. He returns to his childhood home of Schaarbeek in the Brussels capitol region, Belgium, where he is still considered a national icon.
Virgil
Virgil (2005)
, 1h33
Directed by Mabrouk el Mechri
Origin France
Genres Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Jalil Lespert, Léa Drucker, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Philippe Nahon, Tomer Sisley, Karim Belkhadra
Rating64% 3.240863.240863.240863.240863.24086
Every week, Virgil dreams of his father Ernest telling him about his earlier life as a boxer.