TV5MONDE, the home of French cinema in the US has listed for you the best French films with Omar Sy, who reached worldwide success with The Intouchables, Jurassic World and more recently Lupin on Netflix.
Le prince oublié
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, the man behind the Oscar-winning French film The Artist, Le prince oublié is a beautiful tale for kids. This Tim Burton like family comedy, with Hollywood-worthy special effects, about a father watching his daughter growing up in front of his very eyes is a must-see for fans of Omar Sy. The movie is available on TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand from December 17th 2021, to March 17th, 2022.
An obvious choice as this French box-office hit revealed Omar Sy to a wide audience, although he was already known in France for his TV sketch comedy Le SAV des émissions and a couple of supporting roles in family comedies. One of the highest-grossing French films in the US of all time, The Intouchables is also a beautiful lesson on appearances, friendship and difference. Start watching now on TV5MONDE some of the best recent French comedies
Yet another hit from the director of The Intouchables, Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache. In Samba, Omar Sy plays an illegal immigrant desperate to stay in Paris in this feel-good romantic comedy with a touch of social drama, that also features Charlotte Gainsbourg and Tahar Rahim.
In 2014, Omar Sy had been featured in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but his on-screen time was rather small and he barely had any lines The next hear, 2015, he landed his first major role in a Hollywood blockbuster: Jurassic World, the six highest-grossing film of all time! In this film, Omar Sy goes out of his comfort zone in playing Barry, a caretaker of velociraptors. He has since been featured in more American films: Ron Howard’s Inferno and Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight.
Before the series of books, Arsène Lupin was adapted by Netflix for the French TV series Lupin, the novels by Maurice Leblanc were already famous in France and considered classics of French literature. The same can be said about L’écume des jours, Boris Vian’s masterpiece, and The French novel read by every generation of teenagers, but the book was always said to be impossible to be turned into a movie. That was before Michel Gondry, the mind behind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, decided to put all of his creativity in Mood Indigo (L’écume des jours) and to put on screen the burning and tragic love-story of Colin and Chloé with Omar Sy and Audrey Tautou in the main roles.
Check out this exclusive Rendez-vous d'Amérique interview of Omar Sy who discusses his new TV Show Lupin, inspired by the Maurice Leblanc’s literary saga. There is nothing more French than Arsène Lupin!