Best Movies of Alex Descas

35 rhums (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 163 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 92 | Earnings: $0.18M

The relationship between a father and daughter is complicated by the arrival of a handsome young man.


Lumumba (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 150 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $0.68M

The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical ...


Maya (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 125 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: null

The film follows a 30-year-old man named Gabriel, a French war reporter who was taken to hostage in Syria and then heads to India after months in captivity.


The Limits of Control (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 106 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 41 | Earnings: $0.43M

The story of a mysterious loner, a stranger in the process of completing a criminal job.


Trouble Every Day (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 100 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 40 | Earnings: $0.01M

Shane and June Brown are an American couple honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together, a life complicated by Shane's mysterious and frequent visits to a medical ...


A Casa (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 71 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A ramshackle mansion in the woods: individuals of all type, age and condition eat, roam or rest inside. But always in strict silence.


S'en fout la mort (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 69 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Dah and Jocelyn come from Benin, Africa, to coach their rooster, "S'en fout la mort", for an illicit cock-fight in the basement of a restaurant.


L'absence (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 66 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Four nameless people -- the old man, the woman, the soldier, and the gambler -- journey to a desolate wasteland beyond the limits of an unnamed city.


Meurtre à Pacot (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 63 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

After the terrible January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, a privileged couple struggles to reinvent a life amid the rubbles of their villa in Port-au-Prince's upscale neighborhood of Pacot. ...


Harem Suare (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 62 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

As the Ottoman Empire comes to an end, an old servant spins a tale to keep the women in the Sultan's harem distracted. The story is about Safiye, who first becomes the Sultan's favorite ...


Le cri du coeur (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 62 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Moctar lives in Mali with his mother Saffi and his ailing grandfather. One day, Saffi receives a letter from France which overwhelms her with happiness. Ibrahim Sow, her husband and ...


Volontaire (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 58 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Laure is 23 years old. She is seeking. It is in the National Navy that she will find a framework, structure, markers. Solid and persevering, she will do its learning and discover its track.


La beuze (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 43 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null