Films: Jean-François Stévenin

The Last Diamond

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • 1h 48min
  • Directed by: Eric Barbier
  • Written by: Eric Barbier, Marie Eynard
  • Cast: Yvan Attal, Bérénice Bejo, Jean-François Stévenin

Ex-con Simon (Attal) agrees to carry out the biggest job of his life: to steal a majestic diamond being auctioned by its owners. Old-school heist flick, playing it a little too safe; Bejo is beautifully understated and deserves a bigger role, while Attal intrigues but never quite seduces. Entertaining but inessential.

Little Lion (Comme un lion)

  • 2012
  • France
  • 1h 42min
  • Directed by: Samuel Collardey
  • Cast: Mytri Attal, Marc Barbé, Jean-François Stévenin

A talented footballer dreams of leaving Senegal and playing for one of the big European clubs. But when his dream comes true, the reality is far from what he expected.

L'Homme Du Train

  • 4 stars
  • 2003
  • France
  • 1h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patrice Leconte
  • Cast: Jean Rochefort, Johnny Hallyday, Jean-François Stévenin

A taciturn stranger, Milan (Hallyday), gets off the train at a provincial French town and accepts the offer of a room in the cluttered mansion of retired schoolteacher Manesquier (Rochefort). That weekend Milan plans to rob the local bank, on the very day that the lonely Manesquier will undergo a triple heart by-pass…

Sushi Sushi

  • 1991
  • France
  • 1h 26min
  • Directed by: Laurent Perrin
  • Cast: André Dussollier, Jean-François Stévenin, Sandrine Dumas

A disillusioned university professor quits his job and sets up a successful sushi business, yet the dream threatens to crumble as corporate investors get involved.