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Gourmet, Olivier

Works: 188 works in 744 publications in 8 languages and 10,119 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Social problem films  History  Biographical films  Historical films  Detective and mystery films  Coming-of-age films  War films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Contributor, Other, 005, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Olivier Gourmet
L'enfant = The child by Jean-Pierre Dardenne( Visual )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 910 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
La promesse by Luc Dardenne( Visual )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 881 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
Two days, one night = Deux jours, une nuit( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 800 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 fils by Jean-Pierre Dardenne( Visual )

48 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 617 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
Le gamin au vélo = The kid with a bike( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 575 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
The midwife = Sage-femme by Martin Provost( Visual )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in French and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of French cinema's biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire, a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Beatrice, the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire's late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together
Le silence de Lorna by Jean-Pierre Dardenne( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in French and English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beholden to a criminal underground, a young woman is the key figure in a conspiracy to obtain European citizenship for a dangerous Russian mobster
Sur mes lèvres = Read My Lips by Jacques Audiard( Visual )

31 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 )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 433 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
Rosetta( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 426 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
Home by Ursula Meier( Visual )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and German and held by 402 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 by Martin Provost( Visual )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 344 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 )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 240 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 )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in French and held by 223 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
Come what may( Visual )

7 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 up everything to go on the road, fleeing to the coast. Among them, there is Paul, the village mayor. He led the group, seeks to maintain a minimum of order and republican spirit in this nomadic life
Vénus noire by Abdellatif Kechiche( Visual )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in French and held by 198 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
Le temps du loup = Time of the wolf by Michael Haneke( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in French and German and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional Civilisation Has Collapsed ... After the international success of The Piano Teacher, acclaimed director Micheal Haneke again teams up with legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert to create an apocalyptic vision unlike any other. Set in an unnamed European country sometime in the future, or perhaps the past, Time of the Wolf tells the story of a family""Georges, Anne (Huppert) and their children, Eva and Ben. Fleeing the city for the safety and security of their country home, they discover it occupied by strangers, including Betty Blu's Beatrice Dalle. The ensuing confrontation changes their lives forever. In the shadow of an unfathomable disaster which has overthrown all normal codes of behaviour, this family must learn to survive in a dark and painful new world ... Director: Michael Haneke
Le juene Karl Marx = The young Karl Marx by Raoul Peck( Visual )

4 editions published in 2018 in German and French and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 26, an exiled Karl Marx meets Friedrich Engels, the son of a powerful factory owner. Together, amidst censorship and police raids, riots and political upheavals, they preside over the birth of the transformational labor movement
Terre battue = 40 love by Stéphane Demoustier( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in French and held by 158 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
L'exercice de l'État by Pierre Schoeller( Visual )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Der französische Verkehrsminister eilt zu einem Busunglück in den Ardennen, was ihm die Aufmerksamkeit der Medien, aber auch die Rivalität seiner Kabinettskollegen sichert. Sein Engagement gegen die Privatisierung der Bahnhöfe befördert ihn in höchste Sphären, droht ihn anderntags aber auch zu zerschmettern. Mit hohem Tempo und wohltuend direktem Zugriff seziert das bissige Drama das Leben eines Politikers, der sich zwischen den Zwängen einer omnipräsenten (Medien-)Öffentlichkeit und den Ränkespielen der Macht zu verlieren droht. [...]" []
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L'enfant = The child
La promesseLe filsLe silence de Lorna
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Гурме, Оливье

Олів'є Гурме

אוליבייה גורמה

אוליבייה גורמה שחקן בלגי

الیویه گورمه بازیگر بلژیکی

اوليفييه جورميه

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