Irène Jacob

Irène Jacob

Date of Birth: 15 Jul 1966

Country: France

Biography: This beautiful, dark-haired Swiss actress made a hit with a supporting role in her first film, as the piano teacher in Louis Malle's "Au revoir, les enfants" (1987). Educated in London and Geneva, and a Paris resident since the age of 18, Jacob became a promising starlet with her Malle success and followed up with another small role in Jacques Rivette's "La bande des quatre/The Gang of Four" (1989). 5Stardom (and a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress award) arrived with Jacob's dual role as two wo

Total Credits at Criticker: 31 (Actor)

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    Beyond the Clouds
    Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards the true image of that absolute and mysterious reality that nobody will ever see". (imdb)
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    U.S. Marshals
    A fugitive on the run -- and tenacious marshal Sam Gerard in pursuit! Tommy Lee Jones reprises his Oscar-winning role from The Fugitive hunting the elusive Wesley Snipes to deliver a big-event heartpounder that thunders suspense, action and daring twists. (Warner Bros.)
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    Three Colors: Red
    Final entry in a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concerns a model who discovers her neighbour is keen on invading people's privacy (imdb)
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    The Double Life of Veronique
    Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected.
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    Othello
    The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic. (imdb)
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    L\
    Judge Francois Marcorelle finds himself drawn into a series of surprising events.
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    Au revoir les enfants
    A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives... (imdb)
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    The Secret Garden
    A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle... (imdb)
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    Incognito
    Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris... (imdb)
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    Autumn
    Jean-Pierre (Lucas) is a troubled hit man starting to realize he has too much conscience to kill. Having recently rekindled his relationship with his childhood soul mate Michelle (Jacob), he sees their love as a way out. But when he learns that she has stolen a mysterious briefcase, Jean-Pierre is forced to walk a fine line between protecting the woman he loves and falling back into the world of crime he just left -- a task that soon unravels in ways that he can neither imagine nor control. (Truly Indie)
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    Spy Games
    A romantic suspense-comedy about CIA agent Harry (Bill Pullman) and SVR agent Natasha (Irene Jacob) fighting to save the world, their lives and secret love in the post cold war Helsinki. (imdb)
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    The Inner Life of Martin Frost
    After working for three years on a novel, writer Martin Frost borrows the empty country house of his friends for a long-needed rest. No sooner does he arrive, however, than an idea for a new story inspires him to get back to work. (New Yorker Films)
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    La Bande des quatre
    A film following the lives of four female roomates.
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    Victory
    Axel Heyst lives on a secluded island near the Dutch East Indies port of Surabaya. The year is 1913. While on personal business to the port, he visits the hotel owned by racist German Schomberg. An all-woman orchestra plays in the hotel each night, and orchestra owner, San Giacomo agrees to "sell" one of the girls, Alma, to Schomberg... (imdb)
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    The Big Brass Ring
    Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become president of the United States. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him. Will the truth ruin his chances for office or will he land the "Big Brass Ring"? (imdb)
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    The Dust of Time
    A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. At the same time the film is a long journey into the vast history and the events of the last fifty years that left their mark on the 20th century.
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    Nessuna Qualità Agli Eroi
    Luca's father is a bank manager who doubles as a loan shark - and Bruno is heavily in debt to him. Luca is disgusted by his father's deadbeat double life and, we feel, shamed by his father's implied contempt for him.
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    Rio Sex Comedy
    Charts the misadventures of expatriates in Rio in their bungled search for both personal pleasures and social justice. Each character reveals a different aspect of the fabled city, from Rio high society to favelas. (imdb)
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    My Life So Far
    Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son, and his older sister. When the elder woman's son shows up at the estate with his French fiancé, everything gets thrown into turmoil. The young boy takes a sudden interest in her sexual allure and his father is disturbed by his own non-Victorian feelings. (imdb)
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    All Men Are Mortal
    Melodrama about a man cursed with immortality, who tries to declare his undying love for a depressed actress. (imdb)
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    Cuisine américaine
    "Cuisine Américaine" follows the career of an American would-be master chef from seeing why he is dishonorably discharged from the navy to life in his family's pizza parlor to the chance to go to France and study under a French "multi-star" chef. (imdb)
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    Dying of the Light
    Evan Lake, a desk-bound Langley CIA agent, is forced into retirement by signs of early onset dementia. At the same time he discovers his former tormentor, Jihadist Muhhamed Banir, is not dead as assumed for two decades but is alive and receiving experimental medical treatment. Banir's exact location is unknown. With the help of a disgraced young agent Evan sets out to track down Banir. He must confront him before it is too late. (imdb)
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    The Education of Fairies
    In a time of crisis, a young boy tries to make sense of the fine line between fantasy and reality in this drama from Spain. (imdb)
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    Erreur de jeunesse
    The destinies of three tenants who share the same floor: an old woman, a young woman and a passionate libertine.
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    Patrick Melrose
    Patrick Melrose (2018) - TV Mini-Series
    Based on the Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn. This mini-series is about a rich, drug addict British man Patrick Melrose. (imdb)
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    Still Alive: A Film About Krzysztof Kieslowski
    Documentary tracing the career of Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski.
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    For the Ones We Loved
    A comedy of characters on the theme of seduction and the eternal misunderstanding between the sexes. (imdb)
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    Eternite
    The story from the late 19th century to the end of the 20th century of three generations of women and their children, all born into a Catholic bourgeois family, as the women evolve from girls to mothers then widows, their husbands often killed by wars. (Variety)
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    Arnaud fait son 2e film
    At 45 Arnaud wants to have a child with Chloe, shoot his second movie…but he is blocked.After leaving Chloe he went back to teaching theater and met Gabrielle…
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    Liaison
    Liaison (2023) - TV Series
    A high-stakes, contemporary thriller exploring how the mistakes of our past have the potential to destroy our future.
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    Rendez-vous avec Pol Pot
    Three French journalists travel to Cambodia in 1978 after receiving an invitation from the Khmer Rouge regime, embarking on a perilous adventure. (imdb)
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