Know the Cast: ‘Bigbug’

Bigbug Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2022 Netflix Movie

The Bigbug cast features Isabelle Nanty, Elsa Zylberstein and Claude Perron. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Bigbug takes place in 2045 and follows humans who live in an artificial intelligence-dominated world. Alice, a writer, tries to develop a meaningful relationship with an aloof gentleman named Max. When her ex-husband arrives for a visit with his fiancee, the characters get trapped by domestic robots as a “precautionary measure.” As four droids plot against their owners, a new generation bot arrives to investigate. Here’s every main performer and character in Bigbug.

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Bigbug Cast: Isabelle Nanty as Françoise

Bigbug Cast - Isabelle Nanty as Françoise

Character Profile: A 59-year-old woman who visits her neighbor, Alice. She has fallen in love with her specialist droid and has a clone dog named Toby. Françoise is known for not returning borrowed items.

Nanty’s Resume: Fabienne Morlot in Les visiteurs (1993), Georgette in Amélie (2001), Dorine in Le bison (et sa voisine Dorine) (2003), Arlette Poumaillac in Not on the Lips (2003), Gabrielle Munchovski in Munch (2016-21)

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Bigbug Cast: Elsa Zylberstein as Alice Barelli

Bigbug Cast - Elsa Zylberstein as Alice Barelli

Character Profile: A writer who hosts friends and acquaintances. She maintains an “emotions journal” and tries to bond with a man named Max. Alice gets accused of possessing subversive literature that reflects humanist ideology.

Zylberstein’s Resume: Cathy in Van Gogh (1991), Léa in I’ve Loved You So Long (2008), Catherine in Plan de table (2012), Anna Hamon in Un + une (2015), Maman in Waiting for Anya (2020)

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Bigbug Cast: c as Monique

Bigbug Cast - Claude Perron as Monique

Character Profile: Alice’s droid. She breaks the fourth wall throughout the movie. Monique plots against humans with other domestic droids.

Perron’s Resume: Marion in Bernie (1996), Aurore in The Horde (2009), Karine in Workingirls (2012-16), Solange in Who You Think I Am (2019), Patricia in Emily in Paris (2020)

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Bigbug Cast: Stéphane De Groodt as Max

Bigbug Cast - Stéphane De Groodt as Max

Character Profile: Alice’s love interest. He participates in role play scenarios and reveals little about his motivations. Max hides his true feelings while conversing with Alice.

De Groodt’s Resume: Numéric in Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008), François in Mes amis, mes amours, mes emmerdes (2010-15), Michel Caulaincourt in Kaboul Kitchen (2017), Jérôme Pottier in Tout nous sourit (2020), Miguel Amestoy in The Butcher’s Daughter (2020)

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Bigbug Cast: Youssef Hajdi as Victor Barelli

Bigbug Cast - Youssef Hajdi as Victor Barelli

Character Profile: Alice’s ex-husband. He arrives with his fiancee before a vacation. Victor enjoys “old-school mecano” and reunites with a former droid named Einstein.

Hajdi’s Resume: Aziz in The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010), Monsieur Jacques in The Bureau (2015), Nasser in The Crew (2015), Olaf in Deerskin (2019), Nabil in Validé (2020-21)

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Bigbug Cast: Claire Chust as Jennifer

Bigbug Cast - Claire Chust as Jennifer

Character Profile: Victor’s fiancee. She’s a secretary and spiritualist. Jennifer struggles to come up with good comebacks during arguments and sends a “message in a bottle” to a new generation droid leader.

Chust’s Resume: Maeva in Problemos (2017), Leslie/Mélody in Scènes de ménages (2018-21), Elsa in Guépardes (2018), Carole in Adopt a Daddy (2019), Daphné in Miss (2020)

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Bigbug Cast: François Levantal as Yonyx 7389XAB2

Bigbug Cast - François Levantal as Yonyx 7389XAB2

Character Profile: A new generation robot. He arrives at Alice’s home to evaluate inhabitants and upgrade domestic androids. Yonyx 7389XAB2 makes several crucial observations at Alice’s home and essentially forces the protagonists to perform in a TV show called “Homo Ridiculus.”

Levanthal’s Resume: Astérix in La Haine (1995), Thouvenel in A Very Long Engagement (2004), Lazare in Dante 01 (2008), Le Grand Bazar in Braquo (2011), Jacques in Le Grand Bazar (2019)

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The Bigbug cast also includes Alban Lenoir (Taken, Hero Corp), Marysol Fertard (Tomorrow Is Ours, Savage Days), Juliette Wiatr (Micmacs, Vivre!), Hélie Thonnat (I Am Guilty, Venise n’est pas en Italie), Dominique Pinon (Delicatessen, Amélie) and André Dussollier (Amélie, Tell No One).

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