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Isaach De Bankolé

Born: August 12, 1957, Abidjan - Côte d'Ivoire

Isaach or Isaac de Bankolé is an Ivorian actor.

He was born in Abidjan, to Yoruba parents from Benin. His grandparents are from Nigeria. He studied Acting at Cours Simon and earned an M.A. from the University of Paris.

He has appeared in over fifty films, including Jim Jarmusch's “Night on Earth”, “Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai”, “Coffee and Cigarettes” and “The Limits of Control”.

He has been based in the United States since 1997. He appeared in the movie “Machetero”, in the role of a journalist interviewing an imprisoned Puerto Rican revolutionary, along with the members of the New York City-based punk band Ricanstruction.

He has also appeared in Lars von Trier's “Manderlay”. He portrayed Steven Obanno, a terrorist, in the 2006 James Bond film “Casino Royale”, and “The Lone Man”, an assassin in Jim Jarmusch's film, “The Limits of Control” (2009).

In 2013, he starred as Ayodele Balogun in Andrew Dosunmu's “Mother of George”, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was the closing night selection for Maryland Film Festival 2013.

Isaach is fluent in Yorùbá, Bambara, English, French, German and speaks some Italian. He is married to musician Cassandra Wilson.

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Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2017)

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A financial schemer finds himself in the middle of an international scandal after he becomes a political adviser to the new prime minister of Israel.

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The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

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The modern world holds many secrets, but by far the most astounding is that witches still live among us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world and putting an end to the human race once and for all. Armies of witch hunters have battled this unnatural enemy...

61 2015 106
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Calvary (2014)

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After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

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Mother of George (2013)

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Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, are having trouble conceiving a child - a problem that defies cultural expectations and leads Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save or destroy her family

62 2013 106
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Oka! (2011)

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The story of Louis Sarno, an American ethno-musicologist who lived among the Bayaka Pygmies in Central Africa for 25 years.

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The Limits of Control (2009)

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A mysterious stranger works outside the law and keeps his objectives hidden, trusting no one. While his demeanor is paradoxically focused and dreamlike all at once, he embarks on a journey that not only takes him across Spain, but also through his own consciousness.

62 2009 116
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White Material (2009)

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Maria is a White farmer who runs a failing coffee plantation in an unnamed African country in the present day. Civil war has broken out and rebel soldiers, many of them child soldiers, are advancing on the area. Rebels on the radio advocate attacks on emblems of colonialism. Maria's workers leav...

70 2009 102
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

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Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside ...

80 2007 112
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Battle in Seattle (2007)

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Thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 (World Trade Organization). Although it began as a peaceful protest with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, it escalated into a full-scale riot and eventually, a State of Emergency that pi...

67 2007 99
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Casino Royale (2006)

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James Bond goes on his first ever mission as a 00. Le Chiffre is a banker to the worlds terrorists. He is participating in a poker game at Montenegro, where he must win back his money, in order to stay safe among the terrorist market. The boss of MI6, known simply as M sends Bond, along with Vesper ...

80 2006 144
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Miami Vice (2006)

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The cocaine cowboys of the '80s are gone, but Miami's Casablanca allure, the undercover cops and the attitudes of Michael Mann's culturally influential television series have been enhanced by time in the feature film version of Miami Vice. Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrel...

60 2006 134
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Manderlay (2005)

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In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and tries to influence the situation. But when harvest ...

74 2005 139
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Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

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Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.

71 2003 96
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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

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Ghost Dog lives above the world, alongside a flock of birds, in a homemade shack on the roof of an abandoned building. Guided by the words of an ancient samurai text, Ghost Dog is a professional killer able to dissolve into the night and move through the city unnoticed. When Ghost Dog's code is ...

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Night on Earth (1991)

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An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.

78 1991 129



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