Sami Bouajila

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Sami Bouajila
Sami Bouajila 2012.jpg
Bouajila in 2012
Born (1966-05-12) 12 May 1966 (age 53)
Grenoble, France
Alma materConservatoire de Grenoble
OccupationActor
Websitesamibouajila.com

Sami Bouajila (born 12 May 1966)[1] is a Tunisian-French actor.

Early life[edit]

Bouajila's father emigrated from Tunisia to France in 1956, and worked as a building painter, a professionally recognized skill requiring specific technical knowledge. His grandfather was a Berber born in Tripoli, Libya and immigrated to Tunisia. Sami was born and grew up in Échirolles, a suburb south of Grenoble. He studied theatre.

Filmography[edit]

Sami Bouajila at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009.

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 La Thune Kamel
1993 Les Histoires d'amour finissent mal... en général Slim Touati
1993 The Hour of the Pig Mahmoud
1994 The Silences of the Palace Lofti
1995 Bye-Bye Ismaël
1996 Anna Oz Marc
1997 Artemisia Tassi's assistant
1997 Le Déménagement Jean
1997 Né quelque part Driss Bourafia
1998 The Siege Samir Nazhde
1999 Inséparables Boris
1999 La Peur du vide
1999 Our Happy Lives Ali
2000 Douce France
2000 Drôle de Félix Félix
2000 Faites comme si je n'étais pas là Tom
2000 Poetical Refugee Jallel
2000 Nouvelle de la tour L Dealer
2001 Change moi ma vie Fidel
2001 Replay Nicolas
2002 Embrassez qui vous voudrez Kévin
2002 The Nest Selim
2002 Vivre me tue Paul Smaïl
2003 La Légende de Parva Agni Voice
2003 Playing 'In the Company of Men' Léonard
2003 Pas si grave Charlie
2005 Avant l'oubli Augustin Burger
2005 Zaïna, cavalière de l'Atlas Mustapha
2006 Days of Glory Abdel Kader
2006 Le Concile de pierre Lucas
2007 24 mesures Chris
2007 Le Dernier gang Casa
2007 The Witnesses Mehdi
2009 The Whistler Karim Chaouche
2009 London River Imam
2009 Bitter Victory Yacine Guesmila
2009 Le Premier Cercle Saunier
2010 De vrais mensonges Jean
2010 Outside the Law Abdelkader
2011 Omar Killed Me Omar Raddad
2011 Carré blanc Philippe
2014 Patchwork Family Christian
2014 Divin Enfant Jean
2015 Braqueurs Yanis Zeri
2015 A Stormy Summer Night Nabil
2015 Good Luck Algeria Sam
2016 Pattaya Krimo's father
2016 Scribe Labarthe
2017 The Blessed Samir
2018 Through the Fire Dr. Almeida
2018 The Bouncer Zeroual
2019 A Son Fares Ben Youssef
2019 Paradise Beach Mehdi

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Une voix en or Film
2001 Combats de femme – Libre à tout prix The supervisor
2011 Signature Toman
2014 My Son's Murderer Will Die Tonight Antoine Harfouche Film
2016 Don't Leave Me Medhi Film
2017-2018 Remember Belgarde
2020 Of Earth and Blood Saïd Film

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
1993 Romeo and Juliet Daniel Benoin
1995 La Traversée ou le Cri de Peter Pan Éric de Dadelsen
1996 Sallinger Anne-Françoise Benhamou & Denis Loubaton
2004 Gagarin Way Bertrand Bossard
2013 Ring Catherine Schaub

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1995 Thessaloniki Film Festival Best Actor Bye-Bye Won
2000 Cabourg Film Festival Male Revelation Drôle de Félix Won
2006 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor[2] Days of Glory Won
2008 César Award Best Supporting Actor The Witnesses Won
2012 César Award Best Actor Omar Killed Me Nominated
2015 Dubai International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award N/A Won
2019 Venice Film Festival Horizons Award for Best Actor A Son Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sami Bouajila - Centre National de l'Audiovisuel // Luxembourg - Personnalités dont le nom commence par B". cna.public.lu. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Days of Glory". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-12-13.

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