Films: Omar Sy

Chocolat

  • 2016
  • France
  • 2h 39min
  • Directed by: Roschdy Zem
  • Cast: Omar Sy, James Thierrée, Clotilde Hesme

The story of Rafael Padilla, a former slave in Cuba, who found fame as Monsieur Chocolat, the first black circus clown in France.

Demain tout commence

  • 2016
  • France
  • 1h 58min
  • Directed by: Hugo Gélin
  • Written by: Eugenio Derbez, Igor Gotesman
  • Cast: Omar Sy, Clémence Poésy, Antoine Bertrand

Party boy Samuel is awoken one morning by a woman who claims her baby is his. As she abandons the baby, Samuel follows her to London, eventually deciding to raise the little girl by himself.

Two is a Family

  • 2016
  • France / UK
  • 1h 58min
  • Directed by: Hugo Gélin
  • Cast: Omar Sy, Clémence Poésy, Antoine Bertrand

Drama about a young man who unexpectedly finds raising his daughter by himself.

Samba

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • France
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Olivier Nakache/Eric Toledano
  • Cast: Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim

Samba (Sy) is a Senegalese immigrant to France threatened with deportation; Alice (Gainsbourg, clearly relishing being cast against type) is the caseworker assigned to him. The irresistible leads have great chemistry, and the supporting cast is also excellent. A crowdpleasing but genuinely compelling character drama.

Untouchable (Intouchables)

  • 3 stars
  • 2011
  • France
  • 1h 52min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Olivier Nakache/Eric Toledano
  • Cast: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
  • UK release: 21 September 2012

When paralysed aristocrat Philippe (Cluzet) needs an assistant, he hires impoverished drifter Driss (Sy) who only turned up to the interview to authorise his benefit. Life lessons ensue. Despite some predictable plotting, Nakache and Toledano's movie (already a colossal hit) is genuinely funny and moving, thanks to deft…