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Leïla Bekhti

Activities : Actress
Date of Birth : 06/03/1984
Represented by : Adéquat
Agent : Grégory Weill


After studying theatre in secondary school, Leïla Bekhti picked up a few bit parts and hoped to break into comedy. Thanks to a gentle nudge from her friends, she got her first part in "Satan", directed by Kim Chapiron and starring Vincent Cassel: she played the role of Yasmine, a pretty brown-haired daring young girl. The industry took note and she then obtained roles in the collection "Paris, I Love You" (2005) and in Roschdy Zem's "Bad Faith" (2006). She was on the actors track from then on, alternating roles for TV and film, notably opposite Gerard Jugnot in "Ali Baba et les 40 voleurs" (TV). In 2008, the young actress entered into two French criminal stories, "Mesrine: Killer Instinct" by Jean-Francois Richet, starring Vincent Cassel, and "A Prophet" by Jacques Audiard, Grand Prix winner at Cannes. As the only female character in the film, she found herself presented to greater audiences while going up the red carpet, much to her fortune. Noticed by Geraldine Nakache, she was brilliant in "Tout ce qui brille", both an audience and critical success, for which the Most Promising Actress was bestowed upon her at the Cabourg Festival 2010. Next on her diary was working with the cast of a first film, a comedy by Anne Depetrini entitled "Il reste du jambon?". Gravitating between big budget and more original filmmaking, Leïla Bekhti is presently involved in a story that takes her back to her North African roots, Radu Mihaileanu's drama "La source des femmes" (2011).

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Recent filmography (French films only)Complete filmography (18 films)

The Three of UsThe Three of Us (2014)

Director : Kheiron
Actors : Kheiron, Leïla Bekhti, Gérard Darmon, Zabou Breitman
Associate production company : AdamaPictures
Genres : Fiction
AstragalusAstragalus (2014)

Director : Brigitte Sy
Actors : Leïla Bekhti, Reda Kateb, Esther Garrel, Jocelyne Desverchère, India Hair...
Associate production company : Alfama Films Production
Genres : Fiction
Synopsis : One night in April, 1957. Nineteen-year-old Albertine escapes from prison, where she is serving time after a hold-up. She leaps from the prison wall, and in so doing, breaks a bone in her foot: the astragalus. She crawls to the...
Now or NeverNow or Never (2013)

Director : Serge Frydman
Actors : Leïla Bekhti, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Arthur Dupont, Léo Lorleac'h, Orian Castano...
Associate production company : Nord-Ouest Films
Genres : Fiction
Synopsis : When you're a mother, you don't generally rob banks. But given current times, robbing a bank may be a solution to ensuring the family's future without giving up on one's dreams. Even though playing at bank robbers can quickly...
Before the Winter ChillBefore the Winter Chill (2012)

Director : Philippe Claudel
Actors : Daniel Auteuil, Kristin Scott Thomas, Leïla Bekhti, Richard Berry, Vicky Krieps...
Associate production company : Les Films du 24
Genres : Fiction
Synopsis : Paul is a sixty-year-old neurosurgeon. When you're married to Lucie, there are never any shadows on happiness. But one day, bouquets of roses start being delivered anonymously to the couple's house at the same time when Lou, a...
Nous YorkNous York (2011)

Directors : Géraldine Nakache, Hervé Mimran
Actors : Leïla Bekhti, Géraldine Nakache, Manu Payet, Nader Boussandel, Baptiste Lecaplain...
Associate production company : Vertigo Productions
Genres : Fiction
Armed HandsArmed Hands (2011)

Director : Pierre Jolivet
Actors : Roschdy Zem, Leïla Bekhti, Marc Lavoine, Nicolas Bridet, Adrien Jolivet...
Associate production company : 2.4.7. Films (247films)
Genres : Fiction
Synopsis : Lucas is 46 years old. A great cop, head of the weapons' trafficking squad in Marseilles. Maya is 25 years old. She's a young, drug squad cop in Paris. As often happens, weapons and drugs cross paths. And Lucas will cross paths...

Festival Selections (2)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2012Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2012
Best Actress : The Source
Type : Awards
Location : France
Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2011Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2011
Most Promising Actress : All That Glitters
Type : Awards
Location : France

Awards (1)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2011Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2011
Award for most promising actress : All That Glitters
Type : Awards
Location : France

Delegations (2)

Rendez-vous with French Cinema in the UK - 2012Rendez-vous with French Cinema in the UK - 2012
Actor : The Source
Type : Unifrance festival
Location : Great Britain
Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris - 2012Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris - 2012
Actor : The Source
Actor : A Better Life
Type : International market
Location : France

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