WorldCat Identities

Gourmet, Olivier

Works: 218 works in 763 publications in 7 languages and 10,239 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  History  Social problem films  Biographical films  Historical films  Detective and mystery films  Coming-of-age films  War films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Contributor, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Olivier Gourmet
L'enfant = The child by Jean-Pierre Dardenne( Visual )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 903 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( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 798 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 )

44 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver is working as a carpentry instructor in a French suburb. He develops an obsession with a new student and offers him friendship and advice with a frightening lack of affection. Oliver's connection to the boy is slowly and painfully revealed
Le gamin au vélo = The kid with a bike( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 573 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 )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in French and English and held by 545 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
La promesse by Luc Dardenne( Visual )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a fifteen-year old changes forever when he makes a promise to a dying man
Le silence de Lorna by Jean-Pierre Dardenne( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in French and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lates film from double Palme d'Or winners the Dardenne brothers won the Best Screenplay award at the 2008 Cannes Festival. Lorna is an Albanain immigrant who has contracted a fake marriage with Claudy (played by Dardenne regular Jérémie Renier) to obtain citizenship. the Russian Mafia is also involved and Lorna's conscience is suddenly awakened when she connects with Claudy as a human. but she cannot remove herself from the plot so easily. This is both a thriller and a deep exploration of a troubled soul graced by remarkable performances
Rosetta( Visual )

8 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 444 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 )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 443 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 )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 434 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 )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and German and held by 400 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
La promesse( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An absorbing drama about a Belgian teenager who is gradually coming to understand the implications of his father making a living off of abusing illegal alien workers
Violette by Martin Provost( Visual )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 347 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 )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 238 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
Vénus noire by Abdellatif Kechiche( Visual )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in French and held by 215 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
Come what may( Visual )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in French and held by 214 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
Le juene Karl Marx = The young Karl Marx by Raoul Peck( Visual )

6 editions published in 2018 in French and German and held by 206 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
Le temps du loup = Time of the wolf by Michael Haneke( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 181 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."--Publisher's description
Terre battue = 40 love by Stéphane Demoustier( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in French and held by 157 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
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L'enfant = The child
Le filsLa promesseLe silence de Lorna
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