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Rachida Brakni
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Rachida Brakni

Chaos launched Brakni as a major new star in France. Her performance captivated French audiences and won her César and Lumière Awards for Most Promising Actress.

Currently a member of the Comedie Francaise, Brakni recently won a Molière for Best New Stage Actress for her role as Queen Maria in Victor Hugo's Ruy Blas. She began her stage career in 1997 in a live theater performance of Richard III. For her performance in the play The Kiss in the Night she was awarded the Sylvia Monfort First Tragedy Prize.

In 1998, Brakni appeared in a short film titled Voiles, and began her work in feature films in 1999 with Henri Duparc's Une couleur café, followed by Andre Techine's Loin (2001). After Chaos she filmed a role in Marie-France Pisier's Comme un avion (Like an Airplane, 2002).

A recent graduate of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art, Brakni was still a student when she was cast in Chaos. There were a lot of very good actresses, says Serreau, but Rachida was the obvious choice.


1999 UNE COULEUR CAFÉ (Henri Duparc)
2001 CHAOS (Coline Serreau)
FAR AWAY (André Téchiné)
UNE CLE DE CHEZ ELLE (Marie-France Pisier)

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

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Selected Filmography

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