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Poelvoorde, Benoît

Works: 150 works in 661 publications in 9 languages and 5,424 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Fantasy films  Romantic comedy films  Stop-motion animation films  Animated films  Dark comedy films  Parody films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Singer, Other, Scenarist, Director, Author, Artist, Film editor, pmn, fmd, fmk, Contributor, Restager
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Benoît Poelvoorde
Most widely held works by Benoît Poelvoorde
Coco avant Chanel = Coco before Chanel by Anne Fontaine( Visual )

41 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From rags to riches to haute-couture: the incredible story of the legendary style icon Coco Chanel. From her humble beginnings at a French country orphanage to the extravagant heights of Parisian society, Chanel's indomitable creative spirit was expressed as a dance hall singer, seamstress, social rebel and fashion icon
C'est arrivé près de chez vous = Man bites dog (It happened in your neighborhood) by Rémy Belvaux( Visual )

91 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Man bites dog" is a movie about a charming, poetry-reciting, philosophizing homicidal maniac whose actions are recorded by a film crew. Simultaneously repelled and fascinated, the filmmakers in this spoof of reality TV find themselves drawn into the hitman's murderous activities. As the body count grows, the comedy turns horribly real until the line between film and fact is blurred to the most shocking extreme
Romantics anonymous = Emotifs anonymes by Jean-Pierre Améris( Visual )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jaquette indique : "Jean-René, patron d'une fabrique de chocolat, et Angélique, chocolatière de talent, sont deux grands émotifs. C'est leur passion commune pour le chocolat qui les rapproche. Ils tombent amoureux l'un de l'autre sans oser se l'avouer. Hélas, leur timidité maladive tend à les éloigner. Mais ils surmonteront leur manque de confiance en eux, au risque de dévoiler leurs sentiments."
Le tout nouveau testament = The brand new testament by Jaco van Dormael( Visual )

24 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God exists! He lives in Brussels with his wife and daughter, EA, and he's a real jerk to them both. He lives in an apartment and spends most of his time in a giant office where he controls the world through an old computer. His son, JC, whom you may of heard of, made his escape long ago. When Ea gets fed up with her father, she decides to leave the nest, find her own apostles and write her own brand new testament. But before she makes her escape, Ea hacks God's computer and leaks to the entire world their date of death by SMS. Her deed causes worldwide panic and God must scramble to fix it before humanity finds it has no need of him
Panique au village = A town called Panic by Stéphane Aubier( Visual )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stop-motion animated film about toys come to life, based on the Belgian television series with the same title. Cowboy and Indian's plan to surprise their pal Horse with a homemade barbeque pit goes awry when the 50 million bricks they accidentally ordered online show up on their doorstep. This sets off a raucous chain of events as the trio travels to the center of the Earth, treks across frozen tundra, and discovers a parallel underwater universe of treacherous, pointy-headed creatures. Will Horse, and his equine girlfriend, Madame Longray ever find a quiet moment alone?
3 coeurs = 3 hearts by Benoît Jacquot( Visual )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in French and English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One night in a provincial French city, Marc (Benoit Poelvoorde) meets Sylvie (Charlotte Gainsbourg) after missing his train back to Paris. They wander the streets until morning, talking happily about everything except themselves, in rare, almost choreographed, harmony. They arrange to meet again and Marc takes the first morning train back to Paris. When misfortune befalls Marc and prevents him from keeping the date, he searches for Sylvie... only to find someone else: Sophie (Chiara Mastroianni). What Marc doesn't realise is that Sophie is Sylvie's sister. When Marc and Sylvie inevitably meet again, they find their unparalleled harmony still blossoms... but is it too late?
Mon pire cauchemar = My worst nightmare by Anne Fontaine( Visual )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agathe (Isabelle Huppert) is an uptight, impatient art dealer who lives in an expensive Parisian apartment with her wealthy publisher husband, Andre Dussollier ("Unforgivable"). Patrick is a skirt-chasing, unemployed single father who lives in his van with his son. Their lives would never intersect except that their two sons are best of friends and her husband has hired Patrick to remodel their apartment. Hilarity ensues as this odd couple relationship turns into Agathe's worst nightmare
Nothing to declare by Dany Boon( Visual )

33 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Belge-Francophobe customs officer is forced to team up with a Frenchman during the elimination of the Franco-Belge borders in the 90s
Asterix at the Olympic Games = Astérix aux jeux olympiques by Frédéric Forestier( Visual )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in French and English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from France. Action/Comedy
Louise-Michel by Benoît Delépine( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though times are tough, the women workers of a provincial toy factory are given new smocks to assure them of their company's stability. But they show up the next day to find the factory empty, its machinery and management nowhere to be seen. Now 'redundant, ' they decide to pool their paltry compensation money toward a common goal, suggested by Louise: hire a hit man to kill the company's owner. Enter Michel, a paranoid security manager at a trailer park, who offers no credentials but has a formidable gun collection. Partners in crime, Louise and Michel work their way up the corporate food chain behind the factory closure"--Sundance Film Festival website
Une histoire d'amour = Tied( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy French banker and his dominant mistress have made a routine of punishing each other to their limits through increasingly extreme and dangerous desires. But tension in the relationship grows when they negotiate a marriage contract that may be more than either of them are willing to fulfill
Saint Amour by Benoît Delépine( Visual )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in French and German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year, Bruno (Benoît Poelvoorde), a disheartened cattle breeder, attends the Paris Agricultural Show. This year, his father, Jean, (Gérard Depardieu) joins him: he wants to finally win the competition with their bull and convince Bruno to take over the family farm. Every year, Bruno makes a tour of all the wine stands, without setting foot outside the Show's premises and without ever finishing his wine trail. This year, his father suggests they finish it together, but a real wine trail, across the French countryside. Accompanied by Mike, a young, quirky taxi driver, they set off in the direction of France's major wine regions. Together, they are going to discover not only the wine trails, but also the road that leads back to Love
Le grand soir by Benoît Delépine( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na zijn ontslag als matrassenverkoper wordt een man onder de hoede genomen door zijn broer, punker en zwerver
Aaltra : a road movie by Benoît Delépine( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans un petit village français, en pleine campagne, deux voisins, un télé-travailleur et un ouvrier agricole, se détestent. Ils finissent un jour par se battre tous les deux, mais une benne agricole leur tombe dessus et les estropie à vie. Coincés dans leurs fauteuils roulants, ils décident chacun de leur côté de partir en Finlande pour poursuivre en justice le fabricant de la benne. Ils vont être amenés à se supporter sur la route et vont rencontrer de nombreuses tronches qui vont devenir leurs souffre-douleur. En chemin, leur haine se transformera peut-être en amitié, mais c'est loin, très loin d'être sûr
L'autre Dumas by Safy Nebbou( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobody knows Auguste Maquet, and yet everybody knows "The Three Musketeers", Everybody knows Alexandre Dumas who wrote the swashbuckling masterpiece but who knows that Maquet is his co-writer? Nobody does, as his name does not appear on the cover. At least not Charlotte Desrives, the lovely daughter of a doctor stagnating in prison for his political opinions. When the lively girl mistakes the shy Maquet for the fiery ex-revolutionary Dumas, begging him to help her to have her father released, the former makes few efforts to put her right. She is so admiring of "him" ... She is so pretty ... --IMDb
Le vélo de Ghislain Lambert by Philippe Harel( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Belgische wielrenner Ghislain Lambert heeft maar één ambitie en dat is kampioen worden
Mammuth by Benoît Delépine( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serge Pilardosse vient d'avoir 60 ans. Il travaille depuis l'âge de 16 ans, jamais au chômage, jamais malade. Mais l'heure de la retraite a sonné et c'est la désillusion : il lui manque des points, certains employeurs ayant oublié de la déclarer. Poussé par Catherine, sa femme, il enfourche sa vieille moto des années 70, une Mammuth qui lui vaut son surnom, et part à la recherche de ses bulletins de salaires. Durant son périple, il retrouve son passé et sa quête de documents administratifs devient bientôt accessoire
Le boulet by Alain Berbérian( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moltès is a convict who becomes friends with Reggio, a prison guard. Reggio purchases a weekly lottery ticket for him and one day Moltès wins first prize! However, Reggio has lost the ticket. Moltès breaks out of jail and teams up with Reggio to find the ticket
Podium by Yann Moix( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man, unhappy with his mediocre life, hopes to improve his life by winning a look-alike contest as a famous French movie star
Narco = Secret adventures of Gustav Klopp by Tristan Aurouet( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in French and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French comedy starring Guillaume Canet as Gustave Klopp, a narcoleptic dreamer whose sleeping fits prevent him holding down a job
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Coco avant Chanel = Coco before Chanel
Alternative Names
Benoît Poelvoorde attore belga

Benoît Poelvoorde Belgian actor and comedian

Benoît Poelvoorde Belgisch acteur

Benoît Poelvoorde belgischer Schauspieler und Filmemacher

Benoît Poelvoorde comédien et humoriste belge

Benya Pulvord

Frédéric, Bernard 1964-

Poelvoorde, Benoit 1964-

Беноа Пулворд

Бенуа Пульворд Бельгійський актор і комік

Пульворд, Бенуа

בנואה פולבורד

بنوئیت پلورده بازیگر و کارگردان بلژیکی

بينويت بولفوردي

브누아 포엘부르드




C'est arrivé près de chez vous  = Man bites dog (It happened in your neighborhood)