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Chocolat (1h59) 2016 Drama movie From the circus to the theater, from anonymity to glory, this is the incredible destiny of the clown Chocolat, the first black artist on the French stage. His original duet with Footit was an immense success in the Paris of the Belle Epoque until fame, easy money, gambling and discrimination wore down their friendship and Chocolat's career... Watch
Grand restaurant (1h25) 1966 Crime movie Septime runs his grand restaurant with great care. Located on the Champs-Elysées, his establishment receives the most illustrious guests. When a head of state is kidnapped in his restaurant, Septime is at first delighted by this publicity, then indignant by the intrusions of the police... Watch
The Dinner Game (1h20) 1998 Comedy movie Every Wednesday Pierre and his friends organize very special dinner parties. Each participant must come accompanied by the most beautiful specimen of human stupidity. The one whose guest turns out to be the stupidest wins. With François Pignon a chubby, naïve little man, Pierre thinks that he has great chances. Unfortunately, that evening, Pierre suffered a severe backache and was stranded at home. This is where François rings for a drink and a festival of disasters begins. Watch
Secrets of History: Claude Monet, secret gardens (1h30) 2011 History TV show History is full of fascinating secrets and remarkable stories, often forgotten and left to idle in the dusty pages of archives, records, and history books. This French documentary series dives into tales from the past, exploring compelling tales and intriguing individuals who have left their mark on France, Europe, and the rest of the world. From royal leaders to revolutionary artists, powerful families to influential politicians, immerse yourself in fragments of the past. Watch
Guy de Maupassant (2h11) 1982 Drama movie In August 1891, the writer Guy de Maupassant was only 41 years old, but he knew that he did not have much time left to live due to his illness. He spent his last moments reflecting on his past as a libertine. The approach of his death prevented him from finding the inspiration to finish his last book... Watch

LEARN WITH MOVIES

Mr. Know-It-All(1h39)2018 Comedy movie Vincent, an irascible and ambitious soccer coach, was about to leave to work in China when he was asked to take care of his autistic nephew, Léonard, for few days. The young boy, gifted with an exceptional intelligence, will shake up Vincent's beliefs and turn his life upside down. This unexpected reunion will open the doors of socialization to Leonard...
The visitors(1h40)1993 Comedy movie Abused by the spell of a witch, Godefroy kills his future father-in-law while he was on his way to marry the beautiful Frénégonde. In attempt to correct his mistake, he asks a wizard to send him back in time to the moment before the tragedy. However, a mistake in the spell sends him and his squire Jacquouille to the year 1992...
A Monkey On My Shoulder(1h27)2012 Drama movie Mila and Javier have been happily married for ten years. They are both heart surgeons, and share the same passion and love towards their calling. In their free time they enjoy bohemian life. However, their luck changes as Javier indulges in drinking more and more often. As the rumor has reached the director of the hospital, Javier was removed from the operating room. It is then that Mila discovers that she is pregnant...
The Crimson Rivers(1h41)2000 Thriller movie Pierre Niemans, a true legend of the French police, is investigating the murder of the librarian at the University of Guernon, near Grenoble. In in Sarzac, 300 kilometers away, Lieutenant Max Kerkerian deals with a case of a desecrated grave of a little girl who died in 1982. A series of clues and a new victim lead the two investigators to meet. Could the two cases be linked together?
Mr Paul2015 Drama movie In 1972, France tried to put an end to collaboration and achieve peace. However, the spectres of the Second World War resurface when the former SS officer Klaus Barbie gets located in Argentina. It is then that a journalist Franck Jourdan learns of Paul Touvier, a former collaborator who remains unpunished for the crimes against humanity he had committed in Lyon during the Occupation. To have him punished, Jourdan needs to unveil the truth and support it with evidence.
Ace of Aces(1h40)1982 Sport movie Jo Cavalier was one of the most heroic pilots of the new aviation during the Great War. As he later became the trainer of the French boxing team, he led it to the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936. During a journey on a train, a 10-year-old Jewish boy, Simon, recognizes him. Enchanted by his hero, the boy starts following him everywhere, When Jo discovers that Simon's family is facing persecution by the Gestapo, he decides to help.
Don't Worry, I'm Fine(1h32)2006 Drama movie On her return from vacation, Lili, 19, finds out that her twin brother Loïc has left home after a violent argument with his father and begins to suspect that her parents are not telling her everything. Depressed, she loses her appetite and ends up being hospitalized for anorexia. One day, her parents bring her a postcard from her brother. Lili can finally start living again...
The brigade(1h30)2017 Drama movie Bénédicte, chief warrant officer, joins the fire department directed with great professionalism by Philippe, in the south of France. The young woman has to elbow her way into this male environment. The task gets even more difficult when she comes across a victim of a serious road accident...
Up for Love(1h38)2016 Comedy movie Diane is a brilliant and attractive lawyer with a good sense of humor and a strong personality. She is just single after an unhappy marriage and ready to meet the man of her life. One evening Diane receives a call from a certain Alexandre, who has found her cell phone. There is an instant click between the two during the conversation. Alexandre is polite, funny and smart. Diane is immediately captivated by him. The two quickly plan a date, but that meeting doesn't go quite as expected ...
Jacquou le croquant(2h20)2007 Adventure movie Jacquou was nine years old when his father, a tenant farmer working for the Count of Nansac, was convicted of murder. Deported to the penal colony, he was killed for having tried to escape. Jacquou's mother died of fever shortly after. Becoming an orphan, the boy was taken in by the priest Bonal. As an adult, he transforms his vow of vengeance into a struggle against injustice...

FOR KIDS

Zorro: The Chronicles(22min)2015 Cartoon Follow the animated adventures of the young Don Diego de la Vega, who, upon returning from completion of his studies in Spain in 1820, finds the city of Los Angeles in the grip of corrupt and ruthless oppressors under the control of Commander Monasterio. Being the only son of Don Alejandro de la Vega, the richest landowner in California, our hero assumes the demeanour of a lay-about, good-for-nothing wastrel and coward during the day. But this is only cover for his exploits as the mask-wearing, rapier-weilding vigilante hero, El Zorro (the Fox), who appears after sundown to set about battling the armed forces of injustice.
The Long Long Holiday(25min)2015 Adventure series In the summer of 1939, Ernest and Colette, 10 and 6 years old, left Paris for a weekend to visit their maternal grandparents, who live in Grangeville, in Normandy. Ernest and Colette end up staying longer than expected with their grandparents. The war was declared. Robert, the children's father, is leaving for the front, while Lucie, their mother, is sick and expected at the sanatorium...
Asterix versus Caesar(1h19)1985 Film and Animation Obelix falls in love with a beautiful Gallic woman, Falbala, who is unfortunately engaged to Tragicomix. However, the two lovers are kidnapped by Romans to be offered to Cesar as a gift for his triumph. When Asterix and Obelix discover what happened, they set out to rescue them on a dangerous journey...
Animalia2009 Fantasy animated series Based on the eponymous picture book by illustrator Graeme Base, Animalia is an animated children's series following the wild adventures of Alex and Zoe, who are transported to a magical kingdom where humans and animals can talk. The kingdom, Animalia, is under threat by sinister villains, and Alex and Zoe feel compelled to help their newly acquired animal friends overthrow the evil of their world and restore peace to its creatures.
Nina Patalo(10min)2011 Adventure animated series Nina is making mischief in her house with Andy the stuffed duck, Patalo, a little purple monster and Walter, a defrosted caveman.
Asterix in Britain(1h19)1986 Fantasy movie In the year 50 BC, Roman legions of Julius Caesar conquered the land of great Brittany, with the exception of one village. Known for their bravery, the Bretons gave their best efforts not to give in to Caesar's forceful army. However, weakened and not knowing how to defeat the enemy, the village asks Asterix for help. With the assistance of the druid Panoramix, Asterix makes a magic potion essential for victory, and he sets off for Brittany accompanied with his friend, Obelix. But, as they arrive in the city of Londinium, the famous potion gets stolen.
Zak Jinks(12min)2018 Cartoon Animated children's series following the adventures of Zak Jinks who, alongside his best friends, embarks on mischievous escapades and prank-filled activities. Zak is an eight-year-old boy with a mind full of mad ideas and, with the help of his best friends, he puts his plans into action, causing considerable laughs for the group of pals. Although his ideas may be mischievous, Zak is a lovable young boy on the right track; sometimes he's just unfortunate to get caught! The original series is titled Anatole Latuile, and is a French animation.
Zorro: The Chronicles(22min)2015 Cartoon Follow the animated adventures of the young Don Diego de la Vega, who, upon returning from completion of his studies in Spain in 1820, finds the city of Los Angeles in the grip of corrupt and ruthless oppressors under the control of Commander Monasterio. Being the only son of Don Alejandro de la Vega, the richest landowner in California, our hero assumes the demeanour of a lay-about, good-for-nothing wastrel and coward during the day. But this is only cover for his exploits as the mask-wearing, rapier-weilding vigilante hero, El Zorro (the Fox), who appears after sundown to set about battling the armed forces of injustice.
The Pirates Next Door(12min)2017 Cartoon Funny animation series about the adventures of little Sanne and her new neighbours: a real pirate family! Based on the books by Jonny Duddle.
Christmas and Co.(1h36)2017 Family movie As Christmas approaches, Santa Claus is happy; the making of presents is going well. But everything gets out of hand when the 92,000 elves in the factory get sick. Wanda, his companion, believes that vitamin C is the perfect remedy. Against his will, he takes a long trip to Paris...

EXPLORE AND LEARN

19Th Century Tales And Short Stories: the jackpot(56min)2009 Historical series The story takes place in a small provincial town. Often in the evening a friendly company gathers to play cards: Champbourcy, the mayor of the town, his daughter Blache, his sister Leonida, the pharmacist Cordenbois , a rich farmer Colladan, and Felix, a young lawyer. After winning a jackpot, they all must decide how to spend the money. A trip to Paris is a proposal which receives almost general agreement. This is the beginning of a completely incredible adventure.
Beautiful Getaway - Bourgogne(1h30)2016 Tourism TV show Burgundy is a region of unspoiled nature, rich with history, agriculture and wine. This week, our host, Jerome Pitorin, will travel through this astonishing land, and learn more about it with help of its locals. Moreover, he will learn not only about the rich history of Burgundy, but also about the local cuisine and gastronomy.
100 Must See Places: Quercy(26min)2014 Tourism documentary A former province located only an hour from Toulouse, Quercy has everything that makes up the typical charm of the South West...
Secrets of History: Marie-Antoinette's intimacy(1h30)2008 History TV show Stephane Bern takes us to the journey of discovering the unique, peaceful, intimate palace, given to Marie-Antionette as a present from her beloved husband, Louis XVI. Some will speak of whims, others of the refinements of a young queen whom politics and court intrigues hardly interested. As a mater of fact, the queen preferred taking care of her animals, enjoying her time with friends and family, organising game nights and listening to music, far away from the watchful eye of the public, thus making the palace a piece of intimate heaven the Queen longed for.
Beautiful Getaway - Gourmet Normandy(1h30)2019 Tourism TV show Join our hosts, Sophie Jovillard, Tiga, Jérôme Pitorin and Ismaël Khelifa, as they take us on journeys to destinations both near and far. Each 90-minute epsiode is packed full of incredible sights and sounds from around the globe, whether that be the bustling heart of cities such as New York, Rome and Marseille, or the breathtaking natural beauty of the island paradise of New Caledonia and the tropical wonderland of Sri Lanka.
Roots and Wings: Wine and Lakes in Gironde(1h50)2015 History TV show Drawing on the notion of the local and the global in terms of outlook this French documentary explores concrete locations from villages to cities and examines the specifics of these unique communities while also considering their relevance in wider national and even international concepts for these are but pieces within a much wider and more complex picture: the French and the global.
Secrets of History: Joan of Arc(1h52)2019 History TV show We think we know everything about the incredible destiny of Joan of Arc: her appearance in front of Charles VII in Chinon to convince him to liberate Orleans, her capture by the English and her death in Rouen...
100 Must See Places: French Riviera(52min)2018 Tourism documentary The Var coast has preserved its wild and untamed landscape, with its immense forests of cork oaks and chestnut trees, its monasteries and its picturesque villages...