César 2016

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41e cérémonie des César, le 26 février 2016.

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1. Marguerite (2015)

R | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

76 Metascore

Paris, 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman, lover of the music and the opera. She loves to sing for her friends, although she's not a good singer. Both her friends and her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Xavier Giannoli | Stars: Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Michel Fau, Christa Théret

Votes: 4,623 | Gross: $0.50M

11 nominations. Meilleur film- Meilleur réalisateur : Xavier Giannoli- Meilleure actrice : Catherine Frot- Meilleur acteur dans un second rôle : Michel Fau- Meilleur acteur dans un second rôle : André Marcon- Meilleur scénario original : Xavier Giannoli- Meilleurs décors : Martin Kurel- Meilleurs costumes : Pierre-Jean Laroque- Meilleure photographie : Glynn Speeckaert- Meilleur montage : Cyril Nakache- Meilleur son : François Musy et Gabriel Hafner.

2. My Golden Days (2015)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Mathieu Amalric, Dinara Drukarova

Votes: 2,939 | Gross: $0.27M

11 nominations. Meilleur film- Meilleur réalisateur : Arnaud Desplechin- Meilleur espoir masculin : Quentin Dolmaire- Meilleur espoir féminin : Lou Roy-Lecollinet- Meilleur scénario original : Arnaud Desplechin et Julie Peyr- Meilleurs décors : Toma Baquéni- Meilleurs costumes : Nathalie Raoul- Meilleure photographie : Irina Lubtchansky- Meilleur montage : Laurence Briaud- Meilleur son : Nicolas Cantin, Sylvain Malbrant et Stéphane Thiébaut- Meilleure musique : Grégoire Hetzel.

3. Dheepan (2015)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers

Votes: 12,795 | Gross: $0.25M

9 nominations. Meilleur film- Meilleur réalisateur : Jacques Audiard- Meilleur acteur : Antonythasan Jesuthasan- Meilleur acteur dans un second rôle : Vincent Rottiers- Meilleur scénario original : Jaques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain et Noé Debré- Meilleurs décors : Michel Barthélémy- Meilleure photographie : Eponine Momenceau- Meilleur montage : Juliette Welfling- Meilleur son : Daniel Sobrino, Valérie Deloof et Cyril Holtz.

4. Mustang (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

83 Metascore

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven | Stars: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan

Votes: 32,088 | Gross: $0.85M

9 nominations. Meilleur film- Meilleur réalisateur : Deniz Gamze Ergüven- Meilleur scénario original : Deniz Gamze Ergüven et Alice Winocour- Meilleurs costumes : Selin Sözen- Meilleure photographie : David Chizallet et Ersin Gök- Meilleur montage : Mathilde Van de Moortel- Meilleur son : Ibrahim Gök, Damien Guillaume et Olivier Goinard- Meilleur musique : Warren Ellis- Meilleur premier film : Deniz Gamze Ergüven.

5. My King (2015)

Unrated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent of medical staff and painkillers, she takes the time to remember the tumultuous love story she lived with Georgio.

Director: Maïwenn | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Louis Garrel, Isild Le Besco

Votes: 9,669 | Gross: $0.05M

8 nominations. Meilleur film- Meilleur réalisateur : Maïwenn- Meilleur acteur : Vincent Cassel- Meilleure actrice : Emmanuelle Bercot- Meilleur acteur dans un second rôle : Louis Garrel- Meilleur montage : Simon Jacquet- Meilleur son : Nicolas Provost, Agnès Ravez et Emmanuel Croset- Meilleure musique : Stephen Warbeck.

6. Standing Tall (2015)

R | 120 min | Drama

59 Metascore

A juvenile judge and a special educator are convinced that they can save the young delinquent Malony from himself and his violent ways.

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Rod Paradot, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier

Votes: 3,028 | Gross: $0.02M

8 nominations. Meilleur film- Meilleur réalisateur : Emmanuelle Bercot- Meilleure actrice : Catherine Deneuve- Meilleur acteur dans un second rôle : Benoît Magimel- Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle : Sara Forestier- Meilleur espoir masculin : Rod Paradot- Meilleur espoir féminin : Diane Rouxel- Meilleur scénario original : Emmanuelle Bercot et Marcia Romano.

7. Les Cowboys (2015)

R | 104 min | Drama

67 Metascore

When his daughter goes missing from their prairie town east of France, Alain and his young son, Kid, head out to find her. The journey takes the men to some far-off and unsettling places in what begins to feel like an endless quest.

Director: Thomas Bidegain | Stars: François Damiens, Finnegan Oldfield, Agathe Dronne, Ellora Torchia

Votes: 1,846 | Gross: $0.07M

4 nominations. Meilleur acteur : François Damiens- Meilleur espoir masculin : Finnegan Oldfield- Meilleure musique : Raphael- Meilleur premier film : Thomas Bidegain.

8. Fatima (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Family

69 Metascore

Fatima lives on her own with two daughters to support: 15-year old Souad, a teenager in revolt, and 18-year old Nesrine, who is starting medical school. Fatima speaks French poorly and is ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Faucon | Stars: Soria Zeroual, Zita Hanrot, Kenza Noah Aïche, Chawki Amari

Votes: 1,278 | Gross: $0.05M

4 nominations. Meilleur film- Meilleure actrice : Soria Zeroual- Meilleur espoir féminin : Zita Hanrot- Meilleure adaptation : Philippe Faucon, adapté de "Prière à la lune" de Fatima Elayoubi.

9. Diary of a Chambermaid (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

56 Metascore

A scheming servant works for a wealthy couple in France during the late 19th century.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon, Clotilde Mollet, Hervé Pierre

Votes: 2,364 | Gross: $0.05M

3 nominations. Meilleure adaptation : Denoît Jacquot et Hélène Zimmer, adapté de "Le Journal d'une femme de chambre" d'Octave Mirbeau- Meilleurs décors : Katia Wyszkop- Meilleurs costumes : Anaïs Romand.

10. The Measure of a Man (2015)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

74 Metascore

An unemployed factory worker is trying to make ends meet in working-class France.

Director: Stéphane Brizé | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller, Yves Ory

Votes: 5,263 | Gross: $0.11M

3 nominations. Meilleur film- Meilleur réalisateur : Stéphane Brizé- Meilleur acteur : Vincent Lindon.

11. Valley of Love (2015)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama

59 Metascore

Isabelle and Gérard go to a strange appointment in Death Valley, California. They have not seen each other for years and are here to answer to an invitation from their son Michael, a ... See full summary »

Director: Guillaume Nicloux | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Dan Warner, Aurélia Thiérrée

Votes: 1,770 | Gross: $0.03M

3 nominations. Meilleur acteur : Gérard Depardieu- Meilleure actrice : Isabelle Huppert- Meilleure photographie : Christophe Offenstein.

12. SK1 (2014)

Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Drama

An investigation by a young inspector who quickly becomes obsessed with stopping a monster.

Director: Frédéric Tellier | Stars: Raphaël Personnaz, Nathalie Baye, Olivier Gourmet, Michel Vuillermoz

Votes: 1,819 | Gross: $0.01M

2 nominations. Meilleure adaptation : David Oelhoffen et Frédéric Tellier, adapté de "L'Affaire SK1" de Patricia Tourancheau- Meilleur premier film : Frédéric Tellier.

13. Summertime (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of a couple of Limousin farmers. But they did ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Corsini | Stars: Cécile de France, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky, Jean-Henri Compère

Votes: 3,292 | Gross: $0.04M

2 nominations. Meilleure actrice : Cécile de France- Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle : Noémie Lvovsky.

14. Courted (2015)

TV-PG | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

47 Metascore

Michel Racine is a feared president of Assize Court, as strict with himself as with others. Everything changes when he meets again Ditte when she's selected as a juror in a criminal trial over which he presides.

Director: Christian Vincent | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Eva Lallier, Corinne Masiero

Votes: 1,904

2 nominations. Meilleur acteur : Fabrice Luchini- Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle : Sidse Babett Knudsen.

15. The Scent of Mandarin (2015)

110 min | Drama, Romance

During World War I, a home care nurse treats a man who lost one leg on the front lines. A strong bond arises between them and evolves into a passionate love affair.

Director: Gilles Legrand | Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Georgia Scalliet, Dimitri Storoge, Hélène Vincent

Votes: 247

2 nominations. Meilleurs décors : Jean Rabasse- Meilleurs costumes : Catherine Leterrier.

16. The Very Private Life of Mister Sim (I) (2015)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

François Sim considers himself worthless and he may have good reasons for that. Hasn't he lost his job as well as his wife Caroline? Isn't he unable to relate to Lucy, his teenage daughter?... See full summary »

Director: Michel Leclerc | Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Isabelle Gélinas, Vimala Pons, Christian Bouillette

Votes: 441

Nominé. Meilleur acteur : Jean-Pierre Bacri.

17. Much Loved (2015)

104 min | Drama

A group of women in Morocco make a living as prostitutes in a culture that is very unforgiving toward women in that profession.

Director: Nabil Ayouch | Stars: Loubna Abidar, Asmaa Lazrak, Halima Karaouane, Sara Elhamdi Elalaoui

Votes: 1,985

Nominé. Meilleure actrice : Loubna Abidar.

18. The Sweet Escape (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy

Michel, a fifty year old man, graphic designer, decides to change the urban lifestyle and go on an adventure. Fascinated by airmail, he dreams at Jean Mermoz when he's on scooter. One day, Michel sees a picture of a kayak.

Director: Bruno Podalydès | Stars: Bruno Podalydès, Sandrine Kiberlain, Agnès Jaoui, Vimala Pons

Votes: 1,171

Nominé. Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle : Agnès Jaoui.

19. 21 Nights with Pattie (2015)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Caroline's mother Isabelle is dead. While she stays at her mother's house, her body disappears

Directors: Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu | Stars: Isabelle Carré, Karin Viard, André Dussollier, Sergi López

Votes: 525

Nominé. Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle : Karin Viard.

20. Les Anarchistes (2015)

101 min | Drama

Brigadier Jean Albertini is chosen to infiltrate a group of anarchists.

Director: Elie Wajeman | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Swann Arlaud, Guillaume Gouix

Votes: 763

Nominé. Meilleur espoir masculin : Swann Arlaud.

21. All About Them (2015)

86 min | Comedy, Romance

Lille, France. The affairs between a young couple living a tense period of their relationship, and a long term friend of theirs who cannot decide which one she likes the most.

Director: Jérôme Bonnell | Stars: Anaïs Demoustier, Félix Moati, Sophie Verbeeck, Patrick d'Assumçao

Votes: 942

Nominé. Meilleur espoir masculin : Félix Moati.

22. Les bêtises (2015)

79 min | Comedy

Thirty-year-old François, dreamy and awkward, is an adopted child. In order to meet his biological mother, he sneaks into a party organized at her home, pretending to be a waiter. He then ... See full summary »

Directors: Alice Philippon, Rose Philippon | Stars: Jérémie Elkaïm, Sara Giraudeau, Jonathan Lambert, Anne Alvaro

Votes: 274

Nominé. Meilleur espoir féminin : Sara Giraudeau.

23. Connasse, princesse des coeurs (2015)

80 min | Comedy

A young woman, unsatisfied with her social class, decides to marry someone rich and powerful to be able to stop working and have whatever she wants for the rest of her days. This movie is entirely shot with hidden cameras.

Directors: Eloïse Lang, Noémie Saglio | Stars: Camille Cottin, Cécile Boland, Lou Cottin, Rosie Mahon de Monaghan

Votes: 1,114

Nominé. Meilleur espoir féminin : Camille Cottin.

24. Macadam Stories (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

Improbable encounters bring tenderness, laughter and compassion to a world of urban alienation.

Director: Samuel Benchetrit | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Gustave Kervern, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Tassadit Mandi

Votes: 2,537

Nominé. Meilleure adaptation : Samuel Benchetrit, adapté de "Les Chroniques de l'Asphalte" de Samuel Benchetrit.

25. The Clearstream Affair (2014)

Not Rated | 106 min | Thriller

Journalist Denis Robert sparked a storm in the world of European finance by denouncing the murky operations of banking firm Clearstream. His quest to reveal the truth behind a secret world ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Garenq | Stars: Gilles Lellouche, Charles Berling, Laurent Capelluto, Florence Loiret Caille

Votes: 788

Nominé. Meilleure adaptation : Vincent Garenq et Stéphane Cabel, adapté de "Clearstream, l'enquête" de Denis Robert.

26. Come What May (2015)

R | 114 min | Drama, War

45 Metascore

In may 1940, the German troops enter France. Frightened by the progress of the enemy, the people of a small village of Pas-de-Calais decide on the recommendations of the prefecture, to give... See full summary »

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: August Diehl, Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner, Alice Isaaz

Votes: 838 | Gross: $0.03M

Nominé. Meilleure musique : Ennio Morricone.

27. Neither Heaven Nor Earth (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

72 Metascore

While on a mission in Afghanistan, French captain Antarès Bonassieu's men start vanishing one by one without explanation.

Director: Clément Cogitore | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Swann Arlaud, Marc Robert, Kévin Azaïs

Votes: 904 | Gross: $0.01M

Nominé. Meilleur premier film : Clément Cogitore.

28. All Three of Us (2015)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

An Iranian family survives the shah and the ayatollah and moves to France. This story follows the family through it all. Despite the politics, revolution, prison, beatings, assassinations and suicides this is a comedy.

Director: Kheiron | Stars: Kheiron, Leïla Bekhti, Gérard Darmon, Zabou Breitman

Votes: 1,925

Nominé. Meilleur premier film : Kheiron Tabib.

29. Adama (2015)

82 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

When his brother runs away to join the army during WWI, a young African boy stows away on a ship and travels to Europe in an effort to locate him.

Director: Simon Rouby | Stars: Azize Diabaté Abdoulaye, Pascal N'Zonzi, Oxmo Puccino, Jack Mba

Votes: 261

Nominé. Meilleur film d'animation.

30. April and the Extraordinary World (2015)

PG | 105 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

85 Metascore

It's 1941 but France is trapped in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon V, where scientists vanish mysteriously. Avril (Marion Cotillard), a teenage girl, goes in search of her missing scientist parents.

Directors: Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Marc-André Grondin, Philippe Katerine, Jean Rochefort

Votes: 5,802 | Gross: $0.29M

Nominé. Meilleur film d'animation.

31. The Little Prince (2015)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

70 Metascore

A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince.

Director: Mark Osborne | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Mackenzie Foy, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 51,699 | Gross: $1.34M

Nominé. Meilleur film d'animation.

32. The Pearl Button (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

Delving into the nearly-religious significance of water, this profound rumination on memory and loss bridges the gap between its mystical origins, Pinochet's coup d'état, and the secret of a mother-of-pearl button at the bottom of the sea.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Martín Calderón, Cristina, Patricio Guzmán, Ema Malig

Votes: 2,081

Nominé. Meilleur film documentaire.

33. Cavanna, jusqu'à l'ultime seconde, j'écrirai (2015)

90 min | Documentary

The life and career of French novelist and journalist François Cavanna, his leading role in the invention of satirical press in France and foundation of "Hara Kiri" and "Charlie hebdo" newspapers.

Directors: Denis Robert, Nina Robert | Stars: Georges Brassens, Cabu, Sylvie Caster, François Cavanna

Votes: 17

Nominé. Meilleur film documentaire.

34. Tomorrow (2015)

G | 118 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions.

Directors: Cyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent | Stars: Anthony Barnosky, Olivier De Schutter, Cyril Dion, Emmanuel Druon

Votes: 2,918 | Gross: $0.04M

Nominé. Meilleur film documentaire.

35. The Missing Picture (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.

Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Randal Douc, Jean-Baptiste Phou

Votes: 2,879 | Gross: $0.05M

Nominé. Meilleur film documentaire.

36. Une jeunesse allemande (2015)

93 min | Documentary, History

72 Metascore

Film based on the rise of The Red Army Faction, German revolutionary terrorist group founded by Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof.

Director: Jean-Gabriel Périot | Stars: Harun Farocki, Philip Werner Sauber, Holger Meins, Helke Sander

Votes: 338

Nominé. Meilleur film documentaire.

37. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

87 Metascore

A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 537,055 | Gross: $42.34M

Nominé. Meilleur film étranger.

38. Son of Saul (2015)

R | 107 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

A Jewish-Hungarian concentration camp prisoner sets out to give a child he mistook for his son a proper burial.

Director: László Nemes | Stars: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Votes: 40,661 | Gross: $1.78M

Nominé. Meilleur film étranger.

39. I'm Dead But I Have Friends (2015)

96 min | Comedy

Jipé is the leadsinger of a succesful rockband. When his mic crashes he continues to sing, but loses his voice. Therefore he cannot scream when he falls into a ditch and dies. His rock ... See full summary »

Directors: Guillaume Malandrin, Stéphane Malandrin | Stars: Bouli Lanners, Wim Willaert, Lyès Salem, Serge Riaboukine

Votes: 341

Nominé. Meilleur film étranger.

40. Mia Madre (2015)

R | 106 min | Drama

70 Metascore

Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini, Nanni Moretti

Votes: 6,368 | Gross: $0.30M

Nominé. Meilleur film étranger.

41. Taxi (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, he poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Star: Jafar Panahi

Votes: 12,344 | Gross: $0.32M

Nominé. Meilleur film étranger.

42. The Brand New Testament (2015)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Fantasy

70 Metascore

Did you know that God is alive and lives in Brussels with his daughter?

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Pili Groyne, Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve, François Damiens

Votes: 26,774 | Gross: $0.09M

Nominé. Meilleur film étranger.

43. Youth (I) (2015)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

64 Metascore

A retired orchestra conductor is on vacation with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Jane Fonda

Votes: 66,462 | Gross: $2.70M

Nominé. Meilleur film étranger.

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