WorldCat Identities

Gourmet, Olivier

Works: 194 works in 619 publications in 8 languages and 8,298 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Social problem films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Coming-of-age films  Crime films  Biographical films  Romantic comedy films  Road films  History 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Contributor, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Olivier Gourmet
La promesse by Luc Dardenne( Visual )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Igor, a young adolescent, is helping his father, Roger, run an illegal immigrant labour ring while continuing to indulge in childhood pastimes (building a go-kart with two pals). For Igor taking part in his father's scams is part of the natural order of things like stealing a purse from the old lady whose car he is repairing, "innocent" wrong doings ... But he is about to lose his innocence abruptly the day when, with Roger, and upon his orders, they leave Hamidou, an African migrant, to die after he accidentaly falls from some scaffolding. Before he dies, Hamidou aks Igor to promise to look after his wife Assita and son Seydou. Igor makes his promise without Roger's knowledge and this is the beginning of the gradual awakening of moral awkeness in Igor, who is torn between fear, loyalty to his father, and loyalty to his promise. When he correctly guesses what his father intends to do with Assita, who is stubbornly waiting for her husband's return and refuses to go back to her own country, Igor runs away with her, without revealing the truth about Hamidou to her. This is Igor's first break with his father, the first betrayal. While on the run, Igor helps Assita and her Seydou, and little by little discovers compassion and mutual commitment. When Assita places her trust in him after a series of clashes, Igor feels that the only response that this trust deserves is to tell the truth about Hamidou's death. He tries to persuade his father to join him in telling her the truth, but when Roger refuses, Igor makes up his mind to betray him. Igor undergoes a long initiation into truth, during which he loses his father but finds human dignity
L'enfant = The child by Jean-Pierre Dardenne( Visual )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruno, a petty thief, reaches rock bottom when he sells his newborn son on the black market. In a bid to redeem himself in the eyes of his girlfriend, Sonia, the baby's mother, Bruno goes against all odds to bring their baby home
Two days, one night = Deux jours, une nuit by Jean-Pierre Dardenne( Visual )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandra, who lives in Belgium, has just been released from a psychiatric hospital only to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. So, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes, before time runs out
Le gamin au vélo = The kid with a bike by Jean-Pierre Dardenne( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twelve-year-old Cyril, all coiled anger and furious motion, is living in a group home but refuses to believe he has been rejected by his single father. He spends his days frantically trying to reach the man, over the phone or on his beloved bicycle. It is only the patience and compassion of Samantha, the stranger who agrees to care for him, that offers the boy the chance to move on."--Container
Le fils = The son by Jean-Pierre Dardenne( Visual )

41 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high school vocational teacher is horrified by the appearance, in one of his classes, of the teenaged boy who murdered his son a few years previous
Rosetta by Luc Dardenne( Visual )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Belgian filmmaking team of brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne turned heads with Rosetta, an intense verite drama that closely follows a poor young woman struggling to hold onto a job to support herself and her alcoholic mother. It's a swift and simple tale made revelatory by the raw, empathic way in which the directors render Rosetta's desperation, keeping the camera nearly perched on her shoulder throughout
Sur mes lèvres = Read My Lips by Jacques Audiard( Visual )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young secretary Carla is a long-time employee of a property development company. Loyal and hardworking, first to arrive and last to leave, Carla is beginning to chafe at the limitations of her career and is looking to move up. But as a 35-five-year-old woman with a hearing deficiency, she is not sure how to climb out of her humdrum life, though she is confident in her own abilities. Into her life comes Paul Angeli, a new trainee she decides to hire. Paul is 25 years old and completely unskilled, but Carla covers for him when the need arises because of his other qualities - he's a thief, fresh out of jail and very good-looking. It's a case of good meeting bad
Altiplano by Peter Brosens( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in German and Spanish and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"High in the breathtaking, majestic Andes of Peru, silent but deadly traces of mercury -- remnants of long-ago silver mining -- bring illness and death to a local village. Seeking retribution, the villagers mistakenly attribute the outbreak to Western doctors who work in the mountains. Two women -- the fiance of a villager killed in the accident and the wife of a doctor murdered in the riot -- are brought together in this haunting yet ravishingly beautiful film about our divided yet inextricably intertwined world."--Container
Home by Ursula Meier( Visual )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and German and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family's peaceful existence is threatened when a busy highway is opened only meters away from their isolated house in the middle of nowhere. Refusing to move, Marthe, Michel, and their three children find innovative ways to adapt to their new environment
Violette( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violette LeDuc is one of the foremost French writers of the twentieth century. In a beautifully mounted production, director Martin Provost depicts LeDuc's extraordinary life, from her low beginnings as the illegitimate daughter of a servant girl to becoming ensconced in France's literary elite. Violette LeDuc is determined, obsessed even, to make something of her life. Writing is her ticket out of misery, and with the encouragement and mentorship of Simone de Beauvoir, she achieves renown
Congorama by Philippe Falardeau( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Belgian engineer tries to emulate his father by being an inventor. When he discovers he was adopted, he sets off for Canada to find his birth parents
Quand la mer monte-- = When the sea rises by Yolande Moreau( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in French and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irene, an actress, travels from one small town to another with her one-woman show in rural-industrial northern France. Things change when a scooter-driving vagabond fixes her stalled car. What develops is a remarkably natural and tender affair
Le temps du loup = Time of the wolf by Michael Haneke( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in French and German and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An extremely timely and prescient piece of social commentary, Time of the Wolf follows a family's difficult journey immediately after an unknown apocalyptic event. Haneke never tells us what happened, or where, or when, but instead puts us directly into the terrifying aftermath, with all of its confusion, uncertainty, and danger. As all social laws and codes are suddenly overturned, Heneke asks us to find our own way through. Time of the Wolf is Haneke's most intense film, and also his most hopeful."--Container
L'exercice de l'État by Pierre Schoeller( Visual )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French Minister of Transport Bertrand Saint-Jean finds himself in the sordid dealings surrounding the privatization of railway stations, all the while his personal life is in turmoil
Terre battue = 40 love by Stéphane Demoustier( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After losing his job as senior executive in a large chain store, Jerome is determined to start his own new business, despite the concerns of his wife. Their son Ugo, though only eleven, already shows great promise as a future tennis pro, and hopes to get accepted to the national training center at Roland-Garros. Father and son are very close emotionally yet unable to really understand each other
Vénus noire by Abdellatif Kechiche( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saartjie Baartman, the "Hottentot Venus," a South African slave, was exhibited in public halls and theaters in London and Paris in the early 19th century. Due in part to her enormous posterior, she attracted the attention of French anatomists, who declared her the missing link between man and ape
Violette by Martin Provost( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over het leven van de Franse schrijfster Violette Leduc (1907-1972) en haar relatie met Simone de Beauvoir in het Parijs van de jaren veertig en vijftig van de twintigste eeuw
L'amour caché = Hidden love( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in French and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moves between past and present to tell the story of a mother who was consumed with guilt and feelings of inadequacy when she gave birth. Disconnected from Sophie as a new mother, Danielle seemed to do nothing right. Sophie now has her own tale to tell as the past is slowly stripped of its secrets. In the present, the two of them clearly hate each other and are separated by an immense anger. This is the mountain that both must climb if they have any hope of moving on
La marche by Nabil Ben Yadir( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In de zomer van 1983 organiseren drie jongeren en een priester uit Lyon een protestmars voor gelijkheid en tegen racisme
Vénus noire by Abdellatif Kechiche( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La trajectoire douloureuse de Sarah Baartman, femme-esclave ramenée en 1810 d'Afrique du Sud vers la vieille Europe. Du public londonien des foires aux monstres, en passant par les salons libertins parisiens et jusqu'à l'Académie Royale de Médecine, cette femme va subir tous les outrages, toutes les exhibitions possibles.[source jaquette]
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
L'enfant = The child
Alternative Names
Olivier Gourmet Actor belga

Olivier Gourmet attore belga

Olivier Gourmet Belgian actor

Olivier Gourmet Belgisch acteur

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Olivier Gourmet belgisk skådespelare

Olivier Gourmet belgisk skuespiller

Гурме, Оливье

Олів'є Гурме

אוליבייה גורמה

الیویه گورمه بازیگر بلژیکی

اوليفييه جورميه



L'enfant = The childLe fils = The son