The best Josiane Balasko’s movies

Josiane Balasko

Josiane Balasko

15/04/1950 (74 años)
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By the Grace of God

By the Grace of God
7.2/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 20/02/2019
  • Character: Irene, Emmanuel's mother
Alexandre lives in Lyon with his wife and children. One day, he discovered by chance that the priest who abused him to scouts always officiates with children. He then starts a fight, quickly joined by François and Emmanuel, also victims of the priest, to "release their word" on what they suffered.

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
5.6/10
Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. But thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.

French Fried Vacation 2

French Fried Vacation 2
7.4/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 22/11/1979
  • Character: Nathalie Morin
In this sequel to Les Bronzes (1978) summer has passed, but that doesn't mean the fun has to end for Bernard, Nathalie, Gigi, Jerome, Popeye, Jean-Claude, and Christiane.

French Twist

French Twist
6.4/10
After learning of her husband's infidelities, a housewife invites an itinerant lesbian to move in with them. None of their lives will ever be the same again.

The Hedgehog

The Hedgehog
7.3/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 01/07/2009
  • Character: Renée Michel
Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents her life and immediate circle, drawing trenchant and often hilarious observations on the world around her. But as her appointment with death approaches, Paloma finally meets some kindred spirits in her building's grumpy janitor and an enigmatic, elegant neighbor, both of whom inspire Paloma to question her rather pessimistic outlook on life.

15 Minutes of War

15 Minutes of War
6.4/10
February 1976. Somalian rebels hijack a school bus carrying 21 French children and their teacher in Djibouti City. When the terrorists drive it to a no-man’s-land on the border between Somalia and French territory, the French Government sends out a newly formed elite squad to rescue the hostages. Within a few hours, the highly trained team arrives to the crisis area, where the Somalian National Army has taken position behind the barbed wire on the border. The French unit is left with very few options to rescue the hostages. As the volatile situation unravels, the French men quickly come up with a daring plan: carry out a simultaneous 5 men sniper attack to get the children and the teacher out safely. A true story.

The Tenant

The Tenant
7.6/10
A quiet and inconspicuous man rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill himself.

Santa Claus Is a Stinker

Santa Claus Is a Stinker
7.5/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 25/08/1982
  • Character: Marie-Ange Musquin
Félix, disguised as Father Christmas, hands out leaflets advertising a sexy Christmas party. His place is taken by an African Santa Claus and he returns to his caravan only to find his girlfriend Josette about to leave him. When he comes after her, she takes refuge at "SOS Distress", run by two neurotics, Thérèse and Pierre.

French Fried Vacation 3

French Fried Vacation 3
4/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 01/02/2006
  • Character: Nathalie Morin
After the Club Med and skiing, what happened to the Bronzés 27 years later? Early response: the same, and worse.

Neuilly sa mère, sa mère !

Neuilly sa mère, sa mère !
5.2/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 08/08/2018
  • Character: Mme Bachelot
In 2008, Sami Benboudaoud discovered the hell of Neuilly-sur-Seine. Ten years later, now that everything is for the best for Sami who brilliantly completes his studies of political science, nothing will go for his cousin Charles of Chazelle.

A Happy Event

A Happy Event
6.5/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 27/09/2011
  • Character: Claire
She drove me into a corner, then forced me to go beyond my limits. She made me confront the absolute: love, sacrifice, tenderness, abandonment. She dislocated me, transformed me. Why didn't anyone warn me? Why doesn't anyone ever talk about this?" Un heureux événement, or an intimate view of motherhood, sincere and with no taboos.

Back to Mom's

Back to Mom's
5.7/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 01/06/2016
  • Character: Jacqueline Mazerin
At 40, Stephanie loses her job and is forced to move back in with her mother. She is welcomed with open arms to the joys of overheated apartment, Francis Cabrel playing on loop, Scrabble games and precious motherly advice on how to behave at the table and live her life.

The Roommates Party

The Roommates Party
5.2/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 23/12/2015
  • Character: La gardienne
An unusually cold winter forces the french government to push the best housed people to accommodate some poor fellow citizens. The decree called "Le Grand Partage" creates some trouble among the residents of a Paris upscale apartment block.

Didier

Didier
6.3/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 28/01/1997
  • Character: Commentateur sportif, Jean-Philippe
Jean-Pierre Costa is a football manager upon whom fate appears not to be smiling. First, a friend, Annabelle, dumps a pet Labrador named Didier on him whilst she goes off to make a report in Los Angeles. Next, one of his star players is injured, leaving him one player short for a crucial match. As if things could not get any worse, Costa wakes up one morning to find that that Didier has been transformed into a man...

Let the Sunshine In

Let the Sunshine In
6/10
Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love, at last.

Volontaire

Volontaire
5.7/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 06/06/2018
  • Character: La mère
The story revolves around 22-year-old Laure, who is trying to find her feet. After performing brilliantly in her literature studies, she enrols as a communications officer in the Naval Fusiliers. She will quickly have to adapt to and assimilate the rules that apply within the institution. But Laure is a determined woman, and she has a thirst for knowledge – still. A thirst to learn to get to know and be comfortable with herself, and to find her place.

All Inclusive

All Inclusive
3.4/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 13/02/2019
  • Character: Lulu
Planted by his fiancee at the airport, Bruno flies away alone for a week in an All Inclusive Caribbean vacation club. Bad news never comes alone, he will have to share his room with Jean-Paul Cisse, eternal bachelor very invading .

The Red Inn

The Red Inn
5.9/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 05/12/2007
  • Character: Rose Martin
A group of travelers, including a monk, stay in a lonely inn in the mountains. The host confesses the monk his habit of serving poisoned soup to the guests, to rob their possessions and to bury them in the backyard. The story unfolds as the monk tries to save the guest's lives without violating the holy secrecy of the confession.

Neuilly Yo Mama!

Neuilly Yo Mama!
5.5/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 12/08/2009
  • Character: Mme Bachelot, directrice du collège Saint-Exupéry
Samy moves from the underdeveloped crime-ridden French suburb to the riches of Neuilly.

We Will All Meet in Paradise

We Will All Meet in Paradise
6.8/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 09/11/1977
  • Character: Josy, Lucien's girlfriend
The film is the immediate continuation of Un éléphant ça trompe énormément, released the previous year. Having fortuitously discovered a photograph in which Marthe embraces someone unknown, clothed with a chequed jacket, Étienne Dorsay becomes jealous, and imagines various stratagems to identify the lover. In the meantime, Étienne and his friends acquire a weekend house for a very low price. As in the previous work, the film is largely narrated by the character Étienne, whose tone shifts with the reality of the images. The film contains a certain number of allusions to the films of Blake Edwards (the Pink Panther series).

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