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Matthias Schoenaerts

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Матіас Шонартс

1977-12-08

Antwerp, Belgium

Male

Biography

Matthias Schoenaerts (born 8 December 1977) is a Belgian actor, film producer and graffiti artist of Flemish origin. He made his film debut at the age of 13 in Daens (1992), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He is best known for his roles as Filip in Loft (2008), Jacky Vanmarsenille in the Oscar-nominated Bullhead (2011), Ali in the BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominee Rust and Bone (2012), for which he won the César Award for Most Promising Actor, Eric Deeds in The Drop (2014), Bruno von Falk in Suite Française (2015), Gabriel Oak in Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) and Hans Axgil in The Danish Girl (2015). Schoenaerts received critical acclaim for his portrayal of an ex-soldier suffering from PTSD in Disorder (2015). In 2015, he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in France.

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Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Love Belongs to Everyone

Love Belongs to Everyone

Shy, gentle half-wit Dennis, whose only obsession is train-spotting, is released early on account of good behavior after a rape sentence. His parents who run a modest barbershop, skeptic André and Rita, desperately try to keep him out of girl trouble, but his victim's sister Barbara starts a hate campaign. After another girl reports abuse, Dennis is jailed and beaten black and blue daily. Barbara's boyfriend, lawyer Thomas Verelst, accepts to help 'pro deo' (no cost) and pleads that Dennis belongs in a mental institution.

2006-02-08
Left Bank

Left Bank

A chilling thriller about a woman, who upon moving in with her new boyfriend, becomes obsessed with the fate of the previous tenant and descends into madness.

2008-03-26
Black Book

Black Book

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

2006-09-01
Bullhead

Bullhead

Young Limburg cattle farmer, Jacky Vanmarsenille, is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader. But the assassination of a federal policeman, and an unexpected confrontation with a mysterious secret from his past, set in motion a chain of events with far-reaching consequences.

2012-02-17
Any Way the Wind Blows

Any Way the Wind Blows

Antwerp, at the beginning of June. On a sunny Friday, eight people dream of having a different life. There's wind and music, police and paranoia, gossip and fighting. There's an old virus, an astrayed frisbee, a dead horse, and a mysterious person called Windman. In the evening there's a party …

2003-01-01
Girl

Girl

Muriel moves from a small village to the big city of Brussels, hoping to start an independent life working as a museum guide. She rents a room from Laura, who has a room to spare now that her mother is in hospital. Laura is a vital and candid woman who has a child-wish but leads a very chaotic life. Meanwhile, Muriel's mother has a hard time accepting that her daughter leads a life of her own now, and she also faces some changes at the factory where she works. The movie follows the interconnected lifes of these three women of three different generations, who all face different problems.

2002-09-04
Loft

Loft

Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.

2008-10-21
The Pack

The Pack

In the middle of a snowy no man's land, Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn't come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, who turns out to be Max's mother and needs to feed her kids, 'The pack', a bunch of blood lusting ghouls. Charlotte now faces a terrifying reality: these ghouls are already dead... and hungry. Alone and in the middle of nowhere, she quickly realizes... she's next on the menu!

2010-10-15
My Queen Karo

My Queen Karo

Nine-year-old Karo grows up with her parents in an Amsterdam commune in the Seventies. She leads a carefree existence in this utopia-for-adults. Everything is shared in the squat, but not everyone is able to honor these ideals. Karo gets confused because of the internal conflicts that start to divide the group. Karo slowly realizes that nothing can stay the same forever.

2009-11-11
The Gang of Oss

The Gang of Oss

Johanna wants to change her life and quit the criminal gangs of the town of Oss in the 30ties of the 20th century. The harder she tries, the more she is involved.

2011-09-21
The President

The President

A political comedy about an illegal Moroccan who makes it to President of the Netherlands. As we follow his unlikely rise and self-sought fall, Joes learns that it's easy to win the support of the people, but to rule them is a whole other story.

2011-09-15
Pulsar

Pulsar

Samuel works in Brussels as a pharmaceutical delivery man. His gorgeous girlfriend Mireille heads off to New York to intern at a prestigious architecture firm. Shortly after her departure, Sam's computer is hacked. A series of rather dodgy IT-guys fail to protect his wireless network. The mysterious hacker seems intent on screwing up Samuel's life and his relationship with Mireille. Paranoia kicks in. Sam starts to suspect his neighbors and gets obsessed with WiFi-rays... Love, paranoia and two lovers separated by an ocean of communication devices.

2011-01-11
Death of a Shadow

Death of a Shadow

Soldier Nathan died during World War I. A strange collector imprisoned his shadow and gave him a new chance: a second life against 10000 captured shadows. It is love that guides him, as his purpose is to meet Sarah again, the woman he fell in love with before he died. But then he discovers that she's already in love with someone else, jealousy clouds his mind and pushes him towards a bitter decision, not without consequences.

2012-06-04
Blood Ties

Blood Ties

Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.

2014-03-21
Nadine 2007-10-25
Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

2015-05-01
Suite Française

Suite Française

France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers' own homes. Lucile initially tries to ignore Bruno von Falk, the handsome and refined German officer staying with them. But soon, a powerful love draws them together and leads them into the tragedy of war.

2014-11-05
The Muse

The Muse

An introverted young poet struggles with a writer's block and meets a mysterious girl, who reminds him of Monica Vitti.

2007-09-30
A Little Chaos

A Little Chaos

A landscape gardener is hired by famous architect Le Nôtre to construct the grand gardens at the palace of Versailles. As the two work on the palace, they find themselves drawn to each other and are thrown into rivalries within the court of King Louis XIV.

2015-06-26
The Loft

The Loft

For five men, the opportunity to share a penthouse in the city -- in which to carry on extramarital affairs -- is a dream come true, until the dead body of an unknown woman turns up. Realizing that her killer must be one of their group, the men are gripped by paranoia as each one suspects another. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned, and marriages crumble while fear and suspicion run rampant.

2015-01-30
The Drop

The Drop

Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

2014-09-12
A Bigger Splash

A Bigger Splash

An American couple, Paul and Marianne, spend their vacation in Italy and experiences trouble when the wife invites a former lover and his teenage daughter to visit, which leads to jealousy and dangerous sexual scenarios.

2015-12-20
Disorder

Disorder

An ex-soldier with PTSD is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he's out of town.

2015-09-30
Priest Daens

Priest Daens

In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the petite bourgeoisie in oppressing workers. He writes a few columns for the Catholic paper, and soon workers are listening and the powerful are in an uproar. He's expelled from the Catholic party, so he starts the Christian Democrats and is elected to Parliament. After Rome disciplines him, he must choose between two callings, as priest and as champion of workers. In subplots, a courageous young woman falls in love with a socialist and survives a shop foreman's rape; children die; prelates play billiards.

1992-10-01
The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl

When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

2015-11-27
The One Thing to Do

The One Thing to Do

Edward Monskii, is in a very bad shape, and Botter Gaarman, obviously tired, are in the terrace of a coffee of a Mediterranean city, ready for a long time prepared mission. When a quite old man, Ernest Carpentier, joined their table, the situation becomes tense and dangerous.

2005-12-21
The End of the Ride

The End of the Ride

Samuel is sick. It is hard to refuse a sick man anything. So he gets what he wants, as usual. Although his friends aren't thrilled when he asks them to join him for what will become a very special weekend. A story about lost love, chilly friendships and saying goodbye.

2005-11-16
Tunnelrat

Tunnelrat

Two enemy soldiers get locked up in a tunnel below the World War I front. Sharing the same fate, they need each other to survive.

2008-10-15
Daughter

Daughter

Marie waited years for her father to return, after he left with the words: "I'll call you"; then she met Mattias.

2005-06-29
Another Day

Another Day

Short film without dialogue about the intimacy between lovers

2005-09-05
Racer and the Jailbird

Racer and the Jailbird

When Gino 'Gigi' meets Bénédicte 'Bibi' at the racetrack, it's love at first sight. But can their devotion save a love that may already be lost?

2017-10-04
Radegund

Radegund

The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II and is executed by them in 1943. Opening at Jägerstätter’s home in Austria’s countryside, the film follows Franz and his wife, Fani, along their path of resistance. Told through real wartime letters, this love story finds the couple in conflict with the members of their close-knit town, their church, their government, and even their friends — all of which brings them to a dramatic choice.

2018-12-31
Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night

Fonda and Redford star as Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower who've lived next to each other for years. The pair have almost no relationship, but that all changes when Addie tries to make a connection with her neighbor.

2017-09-29
Rust and Bone

Rust and Bone

Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

2012-11-23
Injury Time

Injury Time

Three Antwerp football fans are in Belgian Wallonia. After one of them is severely beaten up by a group of rival fans, Sid wants to leave immediately. But loose cannon Van Dessel is not planning on going home just yet.

2010-12-04
Afterday

Afterday

Emma is in a happy relationship with Jef. But she still meets up with her good friend Thomas to share a strange secluded weekend.

2009-01-01
Retour

Retour

It's summer and Maxime, a cycling enthusiast, is on holiday. The weather is great and country roads are perfect for cycling. But Maxime's holidays are disrupted by news concerning his idol, a struggling professional cyclist, as well as his girlfriend's absence.

2006-01-01
Exit

Exit

A Christmas tale about a man who suffered a severe traumatic childhood and lives a secluded life, in a small dwelling, abandoned by society. On a Christmas evening, his attention is caught by a reality show on television, where they give the chance to people to become astronauts. Since space travelling was his childhood dream, he seizes the opportunity to escape his pointless life.

2005-10-10
A Message from Outer Space

A Message from Outer Space

Frits, a lonesome, unworldly astronomer, is in pursuit of extraterrestrial life in order to find true friendship, which he does not find on Earth. When one day an egg falls on his head, his lonely existence fills up with hope. Convinced of the fact that there is an extraterrestrial creature inside this egg, he decides to incubate it.

2004-10-12
Gender

Gender

On June 3rd 1968, Factory member Valeria Solanas shot three bullets in Andy Warhol's chest. Solanas' extreme feminism and Warhol's eccentric entourage were the inspiration for Gender - a transgender black comedy in which the wacky plastic surgeon, Valerie, finally meets her gay biological father, Desire, and confronts him.

2004-11-27
I Want Something And I Do Not Know What

I Want Something And I Do Not Know What

In 1941, Etty Hillesum, a young Jewish woman living in occupied Amsterdam, starts a psychoanalysis with Julius Spiers, a disciple of Jung specializing in feminine hysteria.

2004-01-01
Kursk

Kursk

The film follows the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.

Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow

Prima ballerina, Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. Dominika emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow after completing the sadistic training process. As she comes to terms with her new abilities, she meets a CIA agent who tries to convince her that he is the only person she can trust.

2018-03-02
Ellektra

Ellektra

Ellektra is a story about comfort. The main character Sam finds real comfort and is released from her virtual comfort, drugs. Her true comfort is the sixteen year old girl Ellen, who puts people suffering from severe misfortune into contact with each other through SMS, and gives new meaning to their lives.

2004-10-05
See

See

A man suffers visual impairment due to brain injury.

2003-01-01
The Blue Rose

The Blue Rose

Hans is an imaginative young boy whose life is forever changed by a summer job as a postman. During his responsible task, delivering a registered letter to the wealthy Nathalie de Laat, the boy falls in love with her. He chases the girl and spies on her villa. But shy as he is, Hans is not able to communicate normally with the girl. This will change when he starts sending her daily anonymous love letters in the form of a fairy tale. Nathalie's interest is aroused, but how will Hans make himself known as the sender?

2002-01-01
Close Enemies

Close Enemies

Driss and Manuel both grew up on the same council estate. An estate where the sense of belonging to your patch is much stronger than the sense of belonging to a country, a nation or a culture... Manuel has assimilated this belonging, and he has even benefited from it and built his life on it. Driss, meanwhile, has shunned it. They will both have to face up to the consequences of their decisions – because they will each have a price to pay…

Mustang

Mustang

A violent convict is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs.

Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal

A drummer begins to lose his hearing and has to come to grips with a future that will be filled with silence.