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Adèle Haenel - © Celine Nieszawer
media - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance

Adèle Haenel

Actress, Narrator

Represented by : Time Art

Agent : Elizabeth Simpson


    Unquestionably one of the key new faces of French cinema. She was only thirteen when she played in her first film, Devils by Christophe Ruggia, and yet she revealed disconcerting strength and presence. After a five-year break, she went back to cinema with Water Lilies, a first film by Céline Sciamma. Five years, three plays and six films later (among which House of Tolerance by Bertrand Bonello and Suzanne by Katell Quillévéré, for which she received the César of Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2014), Adèle Haenel was at Cannes for two films, Love at First Sight by Thomas Cailley and French Riviera by André Téchiné, who sees in her a new Isabelle Adjani whereas others predict a career similar to that of Depardieu. She does have his presence, energy and poetry. The press is enthusiastic and doesn’t hesitate to warn us «Don’t miss out the birth of a giant» (Le Nouvel Observateur, 17th May 2014).

    Filmography (23)

    Videos (4)


    Interview with Adele Haenel

    Interview with Adele Haenel (english subtitles)


    Another successful Berlin French Film Week

    We Were Young / On voulait tout casser (2015) - Trailer (French)

    Directed by : Philippe Guillard
    Produced by : LGM Cinéma SAS
    Genre: Fiction - Runtime: 1 h 26 min
    French release: 03/06/2015
    Production year: 2014

    Five people who have been friends for more than thirty years and who have long since given up on their teenage dreams, one day learn that the most settled member of the gang intends to dump everything so as to tour the world in a yacht. They soon learn the real reason behind this sudden decision, and their old dreams are revived... What happened to their twenty-year-old selves, those people back then who wanted to shake up the world?

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    Portraits (4)

    Photos (10)

    News (37)

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    Selections (9)

    Awards (4)

    FIFF - 2019

    FIFF (Belgium, 2019)


    Award for Best Actress : Heroes Don't Die 

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2014

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2014)


    César Award for Best Supporting Actress : Suzanne 

    Lumiere Awards - 2012

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2012)


    Révélation féminine : House of Pleasure 

    Delegations (20)