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Tomer Sisley

Born: August 14, 1974, West Berlin - Germany

Tomer Sisley is a French humorist, actor, screenwriter, comedian, and film director.

Tomer was the first French stand-up comedian to have won the Just for Laughs comedy festival, the biggest in the world, in 2003.

He is considered the first comedian to introduce real stand-up comedy in France, where until then, the popular one-man shows used to portray mostly impressions and sketches.

His stand-up routine became a huge hit, partly thanks to a three-and-a-half minute bit where he said his mother was Jewish and his father an Arab. Though not true, no one wanted to believe it was a joke, and it hence allowed him to joke about both religions. The media immediately saw him as “the answer to racism”.

In 2011, Tomer accepted the leading part in a low budget French film “Sleepless Night”. The movie was bought by Tribeca Films, Robert De Niro's distribution company, and Warner Brothers bought the rights for a remake. “Sleepless Night” ranked #1 best foreign independent film in the first half of 2012.

Sleepless Night shows a fight scene in a restaurant's kitchen, choreographed by Tomer himself, considered one of the most realistic fight scenes ever by many journalists who saw the movie at the Tribeca Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, or Rome Film Festival. Tomer said “the reason why it looks so real is that it's not a fighting choreography, but an acting scene. It's not about the kicks and the punches! It's about a tragedy! It's not an action movie at all!”

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Poster of We're the Millers
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We're the Millers (2013)

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Comedy |
Crime |
USA |
| 110 Min

A small-time pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a drug shipment from Mexico to clear his debts.

71 2013 110
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Angélique (2013)

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Adventure |
Romance |
France |
| 113 Min

The incredible destiny of Angélique: a beautiful girl who found in her love for Joffrey Peyrac the strength to fight injustice and submission in a century plagued by power struggles, inequality and the oppression.

61 2013 113
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The Burma Conspiracy (2011)

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Adventure |
Thriller |
France |
Germany |
| 119 Min

Propelled to the head of the W Group after the death of his adoptive father, Largo Winch decides, to everyone's surprise, to sell it, and use the proceeds to create an ambitious humanitarian foundation. But on the very same day, he finds himself accused of crimes against humanity by a mysterious witness. To prove his innocence, Largo will have to retrace the steps of his past life, in the heart of the Burmese jungle..

62 2011 119
Poster of The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch
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The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch (2008)

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Adventure |
Drama |
Thriller |
France |
Spain |
| 108 Min

After a powerful billionaire is murdered, his secret adoptive son must race to prove his legitimacy, find his father's killers and stop them from taking over his financial empire.

65 2008 108
Poster of Truands
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Truands (2007)

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France |
| 107 Min

A Parisian criminal gang fall apart after challenges to the gang s leader lessen his influence.

56 2007 107
Poster of Absolutely Fabulous
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Absolutely Fabulous (2001)

Movie
| 105 Min

Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their constant drug abuse and outrageous selfishness. Numerous in-jokes and heavy doses of cruel humour have made this series a cult hit in the UK and abroad

46 2001 105



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