Emmanuelle Seigner is a French actress, singer, and a former model. She is best known for playing ‘Vanda Jourdain’ in the French film ‘Venus in Fur’ (2013). She was nominated for the ‘César Award for Best Actress’ for her performance in the film. She is also known for films, such as ‘Frantic’ (1988), ‘Place Vendôme’ (1998), for which she won another ‘César Award’ nomination; ‘The Ninth Gate’ (1999), ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’ (2007), and ‘La Vie En Rose’ (2007), for which she again earned a ‘César Award’ nomination. She made her acting debut in the French film ‘Year of the Jellyfish,’ in 1984. She has starred in more than 20 films, including ‘Le Sourire’ (1994), ‘Nirvana’ (1997), ‘Happily Ever After’ (2004), ‘Four Last Songs’ (2007), ‘A Few Hours of Spring’ (2012), ‘The Siege of Jadotville’ (2016), and ‘An Officer and a Spy’ (2019). She is married to French-Polish director Roman Polanski.
It is a biographical work based on the life of French singer Édith Piaf. Raised under the guardianship of her grandmother in a brothel, she begins to work with her street performer father at the age of nine, holding a hat for the coins, later mesmerizing the audience with her songs. The film then goes on to chronicle her struggle, her success, her addiction and finally her untimely death.
Germain is a middle-aged literature teacher who develops a bond with his student Claude. However, the student shows antisocial behavior, and finds ways to seduce his friend’s mother as well as his teacher’s wife. He eventually even causes the teacher to get dismissed.
Bitter Moon tells the story of a couple Nigel and Fiona who are on a cruise ship. During their journey, they encounter another couple, Oscar and Mimi. Nigel soon finds himself drawn towards Mimi, after learning about Oscar’s erotic and sadistic past with her.
In a hotel room in Paris, a visiting doctor does not pay much attention when his wife complains that she cannot unlock her suitcase. But on coming out of the shower he finds her missing. When neither the police nor the US embassy takes any worthwhile step, he decides to take the matter in his hand, even if it requires him to deal with the underworld.
A wealthy book collector, Boris Balkan hires Dean Corso, a book dealer who specialises in finding rare books. His motive – to verify the authenticity of his purchased book The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows that has the capability to summon the Devil himself. Corso sets out on a journey to uncover the truth about the book and finds himself in a series of strange events.