Adel Bencherif

Adel Bencherif

Highest Rated: 100% Rock the Casbah (2013)

Lowest Rated: 91% Point Blank (2010)

Birthday: May 30, 1975

Birthplace: Grenoble, France

Since 2004, Adel Bencherif has played Arabic characters that draw upon his background as a Frenchman by way of Tunisia. He began acting with a small role in the romantic drama "Grande école," which explores the fractured relationship of a couple exploring their sexual desires. Bencherif next appeared as a struggling actor in "Ze Film," a 2005 comedy about an aspiring director who steals equipment from a big-budget movie set to make his own film; the following year, he made a brief appearance as a brazen guitar thief in a segment of the critically-acclaimed anthology "Paris, je'taime." After Bencherif was cast as a radical Islamic teen in the French TV movie "Djihad!," which examined the lives of a group of people caught in the chaotic run-up to the Iraq war, he landed a pivotal role in Xavier Gans's gruesome horror "Frontier(s)." In 2009 he landed a breakout role in Jacques Audiard's critically-acclaimed prison drama "A Prophet," which stirred controversy over its thought-provoking plot about the spread of Islamic fundamentalism within the French prison system. Bencherif portrayed Ryad, a young drug dealer who teaches naive prisoner Malik (Tahar Rahim) to read and write, and educates him about his Muslim heritage. The following year, he appeared as a radical Algerian terrorist in "Of Gods and Men," based on the politically-motivated murders of seven Trappist monks during the 1996 Algerian civil war.

Highest rated movies

Rock the Casbah
A Prophet
Point Blank
Close Enemies (Freres Ennemis)



No Score Yet No Score Yet Frères ennemis Imrane Mogalia (Character) - 2018
58% 53% Close Enemies (Freres Ennemis) Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Shadow of Iris Malek Ziani (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les gorilles Frelon (Character) - 2015
100% 45% Rock the Casbah Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 50% Dream Kids Sofiane (Character) - 2013
91% 76% Point Blank Luc Sartet (Character) $706.9K 2010
96% 89% A Prophet Ryad (Character) $2.1M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ze film Aziz (Character) - 2004


75% 48% War of the Worlds Colonel Mustafa Mokrani (Character) 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet War of the Worlds Colonel Mustafa Mokrani (Character) 2021 2019
95% 77% The Little Drummer Girl Unknown (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE EPIX: War of the Worlds Colonel Mustafa Mokrani (Character)


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