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Roschdy Zem

Roschdy Zem
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Roschdy Zem in 2008
Born (1965-09-27) 27 September 1965 (age 50)
Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Occupation Actor, film director, screenwriter, producer
Awards César Award for Best Supporting Actor (2006)

Roschdy Zem (born 27 September 1965) is a French actor and filmmaker of Moroccan descent. He shared the award for Best Actor for his role in the film Days of Glory at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


Very versatile and determined to not be typecast in "Beur" roles, Roschdy Zem discreetly developed his range, playing a General of Napoléon in Monsieur N. (2003), a Jewish father in Va, vis et deviens (Live and Become, 2005), and a transvestite in Change moi ma vie (Change My Life, 2001) alongside Fanny Ardant. He also appeared in roles highlighting issues in mainstream French society as well as in films promoting aspects of French and North African history such as Indigènes (Days of Glory, 2006) and Camping à la ferme (2005), based on a script from Azouz Begag.

In 2011, he directed the film Omar Killed Me, which has been selected as the Moroccan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.[2]

Selected filmography

As actor

As director



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Days of Glory". Retrieved 2009-12-13. 
  2. ^ "Le film "Omar m'a tuer" candidat aux Oscars 2012". Retrieved 2011-08-22. 

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