Matthias Schoenaerts made his film debut in the 1992 Belgian period drama film ‘Daens.’ The film received positive reviews and earned an ‘Academy Award’ nomination for ‘Best Foreign Film.’ Schoenaerts made his television debut in the Flemish-Belgian TV series ‘Flikken’ in 2001. In 2003, he starred as ‘Chouki’ in the Tom Barman-directed ‘Any Way the Wind Blows.’ The film went on to achieve a cult status.
In 2006, he was seen in the war drama film ‘Black Book’ (Dutch: ‘Zwartboek’) directed by Paul Verhoeven. The film received rave reviews from critics and earned several awards, including the ‘Young Cinema Award,’ ‘Golden Film Award,’ and ‘Platinum Film Award.’ The film was later voted to be the best Dutch film ever.
After starring in films like ‘Left Blank’ (2008), ‘My Queen Karo’ (2009), and ‘Pulsar’ (2010), Schoenaerts got his breakthrough role in the 2011 Belgian crime film ‘Bullhead,’ directed by Michaël R. Roskam. His role as ‘Jacky Vanmarsenille’ received a lot of praise and won him several awards, including the ‘Magritte Award’ and the ‘Flanders Film Award.’ The following year, he bagged the ‘César Award’ for his performance in the romantic drama film ‘Rust and Bone.’ He went on to appear in films like ‘Blood Ties’ (2013), ‘The Loft’ (2014), ‘The Danish Girl’ (2015) for which he won the ‘Capri Hollywood International Film Festival Award,’ ‘Racer and the Jailbird’ (2017), ‘Close Enemies’ (2018), and ‘The Laundromat’ (2019).
He was last seen in the 2020 crime drama film ‘Brother by Blood’ where he played the role of ‘Peter Flood.’ The film received a mixed response from critics. He will be next seen in the upcoming epic biblical drama film ‘The Way of the Wind’ directed by Terrence Malick. He is also set to star in the upcoming television series titled ‘Django.‘
Alain, a single father, works as a bouncer at a nightclub where he meets Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, as he saves her during a fight. Stephanie being from an elite society, they remain just acquaintances. However, when Stephanie loses both her legs in an accident, she plunges in deep despair; but reaching out to Alain she gradually grows closer to him.
Far From the Maddling Crowd is a romantic drama film, set in the Victorian England. It tells the story of an independent and headstrong woman Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three different suitors. One of them is a sheep farmer, one is a reckless sergeant and the last one is a mature bachelor.
Bob Saginowski, who works as a bartender for his cousin Marv, tries to ignore the underworld activities going on in the bar. He and his neighbor Nadia grow close while nursing an injured puppy. After a robbery at the bar, Bob gets involved in the investigations that threaten to unearth several truths about the people in his life.
When her husband is away at war, a lonely Frenchwoman named Lucile develops a romantic relationship with a German soldier named Lt. Bruno von Falk who is residing at her mother-in-law’s house.
The heartbreaking tale is based on the true story of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. When Gerda asks her husband Einar Wegener to pose as a woman, it triggers his dormant gender identity as a woman. Einar adopts the name Lili and undergoes the world’s first gender reassignment surgery but sadly dies of complications.
King Louis XIV of France assigns landscape architect André Le Nôtre to design a garden for his Versailles Palace. Overwhelmed by his workload, Le Nôtre hires a woman Sabine to assist him with the project. However, they soon fall for each other and get romantically involved.
A Ballerina is recruited by the Russian intelligence service, and she attends a school, where she learns to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, is to entrap a CIA agent, who threatens to unravel the security of both nations.
An ex-convict tries to live an honest life after being released from prison. However, he is forced to return to his criminals ways due to which he is put in conflict with his brother Frank who is a cop in New York City. However, their sister tries to mend their relationship so that both brothers can get along with each other.
A group of immortal mercenaries, who also have the ability to heal themselves, discovers that someone may have learnt about their identities. They fight to protect their freedom, while a new member is also discovered unexpectedly.
A famous rock star is on a vacation in Italy, with her boyfriend. However, things get interesting when she receives a visit from an old friend and his seductive daughter.
The Loft is a mystery thriller film which revolves around five married men, who secretly share a penthouse loft in the city to carry out their hidden romantic affairs. However, this turns into a nightmare, when one day, the dead body of a woman turns up. As they start suspecting each other, their loyalties are questioned, and their friendships are tested as well.
Ellen and her husband Joe are on a boat trip, but due to an accident, Joe and many others end up drowning. Ellen tries to get compensation for the death of Joe, from the boating company, but she is unable to. She smells a fraud, and starts investigating, which leads her to a pair of lawyers, who is exploiting the financial system.