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Mona Achache is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter French born on 18 march 1981

Mona Achache

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Nationality France
Birth 18 march 1981 (43 years)

Mona Achache (born 18 March 1981) is a French film director and screenwriter.

Biography

Après une scolarité littéraire et théâtrale, Mona Achache devient assistante mise en scène, puis scripte, sur des fictions et des documentaires. Maman à 20 ans, elle réalise en 2002 un documentaire sur la naissance. En 2004 puis 2007, elle réalise successivement Suzanne et Wawa, deux courts-métrages primés. Le Hérisson, son premier long métrage, sort en 2009 en France puis dans plus de trente pays. Ensuite, Mona Achache participe à l’écriture de plusieurs scénarios. Bankable, téléfilm réalisé en 2011, est diffusé sur Arte. Les Gazelles, son deuxième long métrage, sort début 2014.

Best films

The Brats (2013)
(Co-Writer)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mona Achache (6 films)

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Actress

Dans la Tourmente, 1h47
Directed by Christophe Ruggia
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Politic
Themes Politique, La provence, Films about the labor movement, Political films
Actors Clovis Cornillac, Mathilde Seigner, Yvan Attal, Céline Sallette, Marc Brunet, Abel Jafri
Roles Charlier's wife
Rating47% 2.397172.397172.397172.397172.39717
Un jeune couple, Hélène et Franck, réside sur une côte industrialisée de la région marseillaise où Franck travaille. Celui-ci découvre que sa direction prépare secrètement la délocalisation de son usine, entraînant le licenciement des salariés et que, de plus, cette restructuration dissimule une malversation. Franck et son copain Max, désenchantés, décident alors de faire main basse sur les deux millions d'euros enfermés dans le coffre de la direction. Improvisé par des amateurs, le braquage va vite tourner au désastre.
Eden Is West, 1h50
Directed by Costa-Gavras
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Transport films, La précarité, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Riccardo Scamarcio, Ulrich Tukur, Juliane Köhler, Anny Duperey, Alban Casterman, Éric Caravaca
Roles Marie-Lou
Rating67% 3.3922453.3922453.3922453.3922453.392245
Elias (Riccardo Scamarcio) is an immigrant in his twenties who tries to get to Europe by a boat along with other illegal immigrants. When the boat is near the Greek shores and they hope they will soon disembark, a marine patrol approaches and Elias jumps into the sea in order to avoid arrest. So do the other people in the boat. He wakes up next morning in a shore with nudists, which is not so bad after all, since he has lost some of his clothes while he was swimming for quite a few hours. He pretends to be a nudist himself, steals some clothes and he pretends he is an employee of the hotel “Eden Club-Paradise”. Some residents consider him to be an employee and some others a client like themselves. He meets a magician (Ulrich Tukur) who hires him for a few tricks and since Elias is fairly good, Nick Nickelby, as the magician is called in the movie, tells him “if you find yourself in Paris, come and find me”. Elias considers it an invitation and a great opportunity. Going to Paris becomes an obsession.

Director

Les Gazelles, 1h39
Directed by Mona Achache
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Audrey Fleurot, Camille Chamoux, Joséphine de Meaux, Anne Brochet, Naidra Ayadi, Olivia Côte
Rating53% 2.692342.692342.692342.692342.69234
Marie and Eric, a couple in their thirties who have been together since college, buy their first apartment when Marie is suddenly overcome by doubt. Her encounter with a handsome, dark-haired man forces her to make a decision: she leaves Eric to throw herself into the big sea of pleasure and freedom. But she actually ends up on the bottom of the pool, where she discovers a world without pity: at her age, being single is quickly perceived as a suspicious defect. Enlightened by new friendships, Marie learns to envisage her single life as a chance to become even stronger and to at last be ready to be happy.
Bankable
Bankable (2012)
, 1h26
Directed by Mona Achache
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Olivier Barthélémy, Lolita Chammah, Pascale Arbillot, Bruno Todeschini, Marianne Denicourt, Farida Khelfa
Rating60% 3.0379353.0379353.0379353.0379353.037935
En pleine crise financière, Philippe Deville, consultant financier perd son emploi et son train de vie fastueux quand Leslie Ricci, coiffeuse, monte sa boite de publicité sur internet...
The Hedgehog, 1h40
Directed by Mona Achache
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Josiane Balasko, Garance Le Guillermic, Togo Igawa, Ariane Ascaride, Anne Brochet, Vladimir Yordanoff
Rating72% 3.6479253.6479253.6479253.6479253.647925
Paloma is an 11-year-old girl quietly and unhappily living in a luxurious Paris apartment with her family. She is intelligent and observant and, in sensing disappointment and despair in adulthood, decides to end her life before she reaches it, on her next birthday, 165 days from where the story begins. Her dad's old camera in hand, she records telling moments in the lives of the inadequate humans around her: her antidepressant-dependent mother; her moody sister; petulant dinner guests. As Paloma prepares to finish her days, it is Mrs. Michel, the gruff-looking, reclusive concierge, who manages the building where Paloma and her family live. She hides her passion for literature from her bourgeois employers but is found out by the new resident, Mr. Ozu, widowed and Japanese, as a beautiful bibliophile in elegant disguise. A fiercely tender attraction grows between the three like-minds, showing Paloma a more lovely side of life than she originally thought possible and forcing her to reconsider her plan of suicide.

Scriptwriter

Les Gazelles, 1h39
Directed by Mona Achache
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Audrey Fleurot, Camille Chamoux, Joséphine de Meaux, Anne Brochet, Naidra Ayadi, Olivia Côte
Roles Dialogue
Rating53% 2.692342.692342.692342.692342.69234
Marie and Eric, a couple in their thirties who have been together since college, buy their first apartment when Marie is suddenly overcome by doubt. Her encounter with a handsome, dark-haired man forces her to make a decision: she leaves Eric to throw herself into the big sea of pleasure and freedom. But she actually ends up on the bottom of the pool, where she discovers a world without pity: at her age, being single is quickly perceived as a suspicious defect. Enlightened by new friendships, Marie learns to envisage her single life as a chance to become even stronger and to at last be ready to be happy.
The Brats
The Brats (2013)
, 1h35
Directed by Anthony Marciano
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Alain Chabat, Sandrine Kiberlain, Max Boublil, Mélanie Bernier, Alban Lenoir, Elisa Sednaoui
Roles Co-Writer
Rating60% 3.047123.047123.047123.047123.04712
Thomas est un jeune homme qui rêve de faire carrière dans la musique. Gilbert quant à lui est le futur beau-père de Thomas, marié à Suzanne depuis 30 ans et père de Lola, la fiancée de Thomas. Lassé de sa vie de couple plan-plan, Gilbert décide un jour de partir refaire sa vie, entraînant Thomas avec lui pour lui éviter de sombrer dans la même routine. Cette nouvelle vie de gamins va leur permettre de vivre la vie sous un nouveau jour, sans les soucis du quotidien, mais aussi de s'en créer d'autres.
The Hedgehog, 1h40
Directed by Mona Achache
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Josiane Balasko, Garance Le Guillermic, Togo Igawa, Ariane Ascaride, Anne Brochet, Vladimir Yordanoff
Roles Writer
Rating72% 3.6479253.6479253.6479253.6479253.647925
Paloma is an 11-year-old girl quietly and unhappily living in a luxurious Paris apartment with her family. She is intelligent and observant and, in sensing disappointment and despair in adulthood, decides to end her life before she reaches it, on her next birthday, 165 days from where the story begins. Her dad's old camera in hand, she records telling moments in the lives of the inadequate humans around her: her antidepressant-dependent mother; her moody sister; petulant dinner guests. As Paloma prepares to finish her days, it is Mrs. Michel, the gruff-looking, reclusive concierge, who manages the building where Paloma and her family live. She hides her passion for literature from her bourgeois employers but is found out by the new resident, Mr. Ozu, widowed and Japanese, as a beautiful bibliophile in elegant disguise. A fiercely tender attraction grows between the three like-minds, showing Paloma a more lovely side of life than she originally thought possible and forcing her to reconsider her plan of suicide.