Virgil (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Mabrouk El Mechri
Produced by Sidonie Dumas
Written by Mabrouk El Mechri
Starring Jalil Lespert
Léa Drucker
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Philippe Nahon
Patrick Floersheim
Karim Belkhadra
Sami Zitouni
Jean-Marie Frin
Tomer Sisley
Music by Frédéric Verrières
Cinematography Mabrouk El Mechri
Distributed by Gaumont Columbia Tristar Films
Release date
  • September 2005 (2005-09)
Running time
93 minutes
Country France
Language French

Virgil is a 2005 comedy drama film written and directed by French-Tunisian director Mabrouk El Mechri, his first feature film. It had its first public screening in movie theaters starting September 2005. The film is about the life of a French boxer in the French suburbs.


Every week, Virgil dreams of his father Ernest telling him about his earlier life as a boxer. And every week he dreams of a crossing glance from a young woman named Margot. This week, his father announces that he will finally come to see his son fight on the boxing ring. One problem: Virgil has not been boxing for the last three years.


  • Jalil Lespert as Virgil
  • Léa Drucker as Margot
  • Jean-Pierre Cassel as Ernest
  • Philippe Nahon as Louis
  • Patrick Floersheim as Dunlopillo
  • Karim Belkhadra as Sid
  • Sami Zitouni as Kader
  • Jean-Marie Frin as Mario Taliori
  • Tomer Sisley as Dino Taliori
  • Jean-Luc Abel as Marcel
  • Michel Trillot as character in the shower
  • Marc Duret as character in the kitchen
  • Philippe Manesse as character at the hospital
  • Antoine Chain as character at the prisoners' visiting hall
  • Ouassini Embarek as Greek client
  • Nasser Zerkoune as Ernest at 22 years

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