Actor, Actor, Réalisateur Scénariste FRANCE

Roschdy ZEM

Roschdy ZEM

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Biography

Becoming actor by chance in 1987 (he was a jeans salesman in outdoor markets), Roschdy confirms, more than twenty years after his first roles, that French cinema could not have got along without him. Actor for André Téchiné (I Don't Kiss and My Favourite Season) or Xavier Beauvois (The Young Lieutenant), he doesn't hesitate to appear in mainstream comedies with Gad Elmaleh or Alain Chabat. Only restriction for this Frenchman of Moroccan origin: Not to play roles of Arabs setting bombs. In 2006, he comes in Competition to Cannes and leaves with the Award for Best Actor, collectively awarded to the five heroes of Rachid Bouchareb's Days of Glory. In 2006, he switches to the other side of the camera and directs Bad Faith, starring Cécile de France.

Films presented at Cannes

Jury members
President - Caméra d'Or - 2009
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Directors

Cristian MUNGIU

Cristian MUNGIU

Director
Francesca COMENCINI

Francesca COMENCINI

Director
Lars Von Trier

Lars Von Trier

Script Writer
Monica VITTI

Monica VITTI

Actress, Actress
Sam HOLST

Sam HOLST

Sarah IMSAND

Sarah IMSAND

Director
Sylvain CHOMET

Sylvain CHOMET

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