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Know the Cast: ‘Titane’

Titane Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2021 Movie

The Titane cast features Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle and Garance Marillier. This info article contains minor spoilers for Julia Ducournau’s 2021 movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section for more streaming guides.

Titane explores the complex relationship between a female serial killer and a male firefighter. As a child, Alexia survived a car accident and received a titanium plate in her head. Several years later, she assumes the identity of a man’s missing son. The film challenges viewers with body horror visuals but ultimately settles into a psychological character study about the co-dependent leads. Here’s every main performer and character in Titane.

Titane Cast: Vincent Lindon as Vincent

Titane Cast - Vincent Lindon as Vincent

Character Profile: A French firefighter. He is surprised when an injured person claims to be his long-lost son, Adrien. Vincent realizes that Alexia/Adrien is actually a woman but still accepts her as his child.

Lindon’s Resume: Very Drunk Man in La Haine (2015), Julien Auclert in Anything for Her (2008), Thierry Taugourdeau in The Measure of a Man (2015), Auguste Rodin in Rodin (2017), Philippe Lemesle in Another World (2021)

Titane Cast: Agathe Rousselle as Alexia/Adrien

Titane Cast - Agathe Rousselle as Alexia/Adrien

Character Profile: A French serial killer with a titanium plate in her head, the result of a childhood accident. Alexia works as a motor show girl and becomes pregnant after an intimate experience with a car. She pretends to be a missing boy named Adrien but can’t hide the truth about her body.

Rousselle’s Resume: Feature Debut in Titane

Titane Cast: Garance Marillier as Justine

Titane Cast - Garance Marillier as Justine

Character Profile: Alexia’s colleague/love interest. She appears early on in the film and gets attacked after a sexual encounter.

Marillier’s Resume: Justine in Raw (2016), Christa Novak dit Nora in Ad Vitam (2018), Sidonie in Madame Claude (2021), Magda in Warning (2021), Sonia/Inès Kasmi in Gone for Good (2021)

Titane Cast: Laïs Salameh as Rayane

Titane Cast - Laïs Salameh as Rayane

Character Profile: Vincent’s colleague, a firefighter who welcomes Alexia/Adrien. He helps out during an intubation scene.

Salameh’s Resume: Sofiane in Skam France (2019-20), Amine in Narvalo (2020), Imran in Dernière soirée (2020)

Titane Cast: Myriem Akheddiou as Adrien’s Mother

Titane Cast - Myriem Akheddiou as Adrien's Mother

Character Profile: Adrien’s mother shows up in Titane’s final act. She questions Vincent’s motivations and immediately recognizes fraudulent behavior from Rousselle’s character.

Akheddiou’s Resume: Medical Assistant in The Kid with a Bike (2011), Mireille in Two Days, One Night (2014), Cathy in The Benefit of the Doubt (2017), Inès in Young Ahmed (2019), Laurence Decondé in Unseen (2020)

Titane Cast: Bertrand Bonello as Alexia’s Father

Titane Cast - Bertrand Bonello as Alexia's Father

Character Profile: Alexia’s father who appears in the opening sequence. He crashes a vehicle when his daughter removes her seatbelt.

Bonello’s Resume: Bertrand in Portrait of the Artist (2014) — Also, Director of The Pornographer (2001), House of Tolerance (2011), Ingrid Caven: Music and Voice (2012) and Zombi Child (2019)

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The Titane cast also includes Mara Cisse (Je suis un cadeau, Hors Jeux), Marin Judas (L’école de la vie, Mortel), Céline Carrère (Pièce montée, Escape from Raqqa), Diong-Kéba Tacu (Osmosis, The Specials), Thibault Cathalifaud (Love Song for Tough Guys, A Brighter Tomorrow) and Adèle Guigue.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.

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