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When his emotional and professional life falls into disarray, Ben, drops his dream of becoming a comic in New York and moves back to Paris. Soon he is hired by a popular radio station to work on their Breakfast Club.
Based on a true events, Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster is a Canadian drama film, released in 2011. Written and directed by Nathan Morlando, the film stars Scott Speedman as Canadian gangster and folk hero Edwin Alonzo Boyd.
On September 27, 1810, the French troops commanded by Marshal Massena, were defeated in the Serra do Buçaco by the Anglo-Portuguese army of general Wellington. Despite the victory, Portuguese and British are forced to retreat from the enemy, numerically superior, in order to attract them to Torres Vedras, where Wellington had built fortified lines hardly surmountable.
Heavy set, proudly wearing a black robe, the cow from Hérens has loyal fans. Presented as inoffensive and sweet the cow from Hérens has a combative temperament Those who raised her therefore organize fights in competition, making sure to file down her horns to avoid injury. Each cow takes on an opponent, a battle that ends with the winner being presented with a bell.
Joachim, a boyish mirror salesman, goes to the Opéra Garnier to take some measurements for an order. There he meets its dance director, the very elegant Hélène. After a shared kiss, the two become inseparable and their movements suddenly seem to be dictated by an external force that binds them. They try to get used to their new partnership as they search for a way to fix their predicament.
Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.
Aaron Clark's comfortable life in the bucolic New England countryside is shattered by the unexpected arrival of former classmate Teddy who accuses him of business improprieties and cover-ups, with unforeseen consequences. Be careful who you let play in your virtual sandbox – even if they’re old friends.
Rebel soldiers attack a village in Subsaharan Africa and massacre its inhabitants. 12-year-old Komona is forced to kill her parents before being taken away to apprentice as a solider. But one day, Komona escapes with the Magician, an albino soldier who treats her like a big brother. Will she be able to live a normal life again?
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancé's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight. ◆ Opening film at Cannes 2011 ◆ In 2012, the film won both the Oscar / Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Awards for Best Screenplay.
This episode reveals how, as well as creating the multiplexes, Star Wars, Jaws and The Exorcist were also innovative. The programme then travels to India, where the world's most famous movie star, Amitabh Bachchan, shows how Bollywood was doing new things in the 70s too. And there's a look at how Bruce Lee movies kick-started the kinetic films of Hong Kong.
An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
On October 31st, 2009, two giants meet on the stage of the Théâtre de St-Gervais in Geneva: Jean-Luc Godard and Marcel Ophüls. Their conversation draws us inside the history of cinema and into History in itself.
Walter lives a very full life: his restaurant is soon to get a star, he still has his old friends Paul and Jacques and he loves to fish. But most valuable to him are his daughter Clémence and his almost obsessive regard for the truth which also comes with an abhorrence for lying. But when the four of them go on a fishing trip, Paul falls for Clemence...
After watching Brokeback Mountain on TV Vincent is completely shattered. The following day in a touching and naïve way he discusses the movie with his classmate Moussa. At the same time in girl’s bathroom, Jessica tells her friend Nadia how much the movie has affected her and bombards Nadia with awkward questions about her homosexual father.
When looking for alternative energy sources, the Japanese scientist Sekai tragically dies.The lack of an essential component won't allow a breakthrough. Only AUN, Sekai's son, seems to hold the key to protect mankind from self-destruction. AUN's dream-like images, lead into a fantastic and exciting world, full of brightness and darkness of life.
A small community on the island of Santorini has a unique duty: that of preserving the tradition of vine growing. The issue arising is that of defining tradition, true love, and the role of god in it all.
In a private, wealthy community, priority is placed on security and no exception is made for the Miller family's estate. Behind their pristine walls and manicured gardens, Kyle, a fast-talking businessman, has entrusted the mansion's renovation to his stunning wife, Sarah. But between making those big decisions and keeping tabs on their defiant teenage daughter, Sarah.
The elections are a few weeks away and all the party leaders get to speak for ten minutes on National Television. A few hours before his appearance on TV, Dr. Kudret Turkdogan, President of the Conservative Turkey Party (MTP) has a lot on his mind and a tight schedule.
He was a student activist, an urban guerrilla, a taxi driver; Joseph "Joschka" Fischer emerged from the Extra-parliamentary Opposition (APO) to become Hessen's trainer-clad environment minister and Germany's suited and booted foreign minister. Director Pepe Danquart follows Joschka's colourful life through six decades of postwar Germany from the phoney fifties, to the wild APO days.
A love story set against the backdrop of the changing political and social environment in Europe in the late 80's and early 90's. Can this love survive the challenges of emigration, a violent homeland and immoral social atmosphere thanks to a gang of adventurous friends?
Single mother Collette McVeigh is a Republican living in Belfast with her mother and hardliner IRA brothers. When she is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA bomb plot in London, an MI5 officer (Mac) offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison for 25 years or return to Belfast to spy on her own family.
Anne, a well-off, Paris-based mother of two and investigative journalist for ELLE, is writing an article about student prostitution. Her meetings with two fiercely independent young women, Alicja and Charlotte, are profound and unsettling, moving her to question her most intimate convictions about money, family and sex.
At the end of the 1970s, Juan's family returns from voluntary exile. His parents are leaders of the Peronist movement Montonero, a group of urban guerillas who fought the military dictatorship in Argentina with kidnappings and assassinations. The 12-year-old boy goes to school, spends time at camp, celebrates his birthday. But he leads a double life.
A filmmaker has great difficulties finishing his film. He receives the visit of different characters coming from his previous films. They lead him to tell three stories... This tales seem to be the pieces of a mysterious jigsaw.
Alpha takes place in a bar, a client exposes a waitress to the underground world of Betta fish fighting. In a battle of the sexes, the waitress does what she can to save the bar's Betta from it's supposed destiny...
Driss is young, black, from the Parisian banlieue, and his last six months were spent in prison. And so he stands out quite significantly on the list of candidates for the job of providing health care to Philippe, a rich quadriplegic man.
Enraged by the sale of the vaulting horse that she'd been promised as hers to ride, Gracieuse, a talented rider, leaves her job at a stable. She decides to start again from scratches by accepting work as a groom at a stud farm, managed rigidly by unscrupulous Joséphine. Determined and fiercely stubborn Gracieuse has one big dream to pursue: to get a horse that she can train and take to the top.
Eoghan is a sound recordist who is returning to Ireland for the first time in 15 years. Throughout his journey, he is drawn into a series of encounters and conversations which gradually divert his attention towards a more intangible silence, one that is bound up with the sounds of the life he had left behind.
How does Ursula’s reality look? “Where” does she live? Ursula Bodmer, born deaf and blind, is an enigmatic being. Five decades ago she began caring for the young Anita Utzinger as a foster mother. Since then – and still today – her steadfast love has served as the bridge between reality and Ursula’s world without sight or sound.
The film portrays the months between the death and demolition, while illustrating how the family overcomes this situation, grieves, deals with the inheritance and carries on the traditions outside the walls that once held them together. It takes the viewer on a walk between the past and the present, between life and death.
Violet and Daisy are a pair of gum-chomping, gun-toting teenage assassins who casually snuff out crime figures in New York City, bothered only by the fact that a concert by their favorite pop idol Barbie Sunday has suddenly been canceled.
Herzl has reluctantly returned home from an eight year stint in South America due to a lack of funds. During this time his father died and due to their complicated relationship he never returned home for the funeral. Torn between his stubborn pride and the guilt which suffocates him, Herzl takes a job - the perfect opportunity to reconnect with the memories of his father and put to bed the guilt.
They give their savings to the traffickers and risk their lives on their trip to Western Europe: Aurica, Raia and Natasa, three mothers from a small Moldovan village. They leave their humble homes behind to work in Austria or Italy as cleaners or care workers. Here they live a life in the underground - a tough job, unprotected -separated from their children and families for years.
"She drove me into a corner, then forced me to go beyond my limits. She made me confront the absolute: love, sacrifice, tenderness, abandonment. She dislocated me, transformed me. Why didn't anyone warn me? Why doesn't anyone ever talk about this?" A happy event ... or an intimate view of motherhood, sincere and without taboos.
A once great actor, Serge Tanneur, has retired from the limelight. One day, he decided he would act no more. For the past three years, he has lived in solitude on the Île de Ré, spending his time cycling through the windswept landscape. Fellow actor Gauthier Valence, whose career is flying high, is planning a production of Molière's play The Misanthrope and wants to offer Serge the title role.
Hortense Laborie, a renowned chef from Périgord, is astonished when the President of the Republic appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Élysée Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President.
"Becoming Traviata" documents preparations for a stripped-down version of Verdi’s “La Traviata” which was performed at the Théâtre de l'Archevêché in Aix-en-Provence in the summer of 2011.Natalie Dessay prepares to take on the role of Violetta in this documentary about the staging of Verdi's masterwork at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France.
Lao Yang and Eddy both work for a company called CREC (Chinese Railway Engineering Company). They have just set up camp near the remote mining town of Kolwezi in the Katanga province of the RDC. The goal of the company is to redo the road - covering 300km - that connects Kolwezi with the capital of the province Lubumbashi.
A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, perhaps even to get revenge.
Based on the classic novel of the same name, the international thriller is set at the height of the Cold War years of the mid-20th Century. George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a disgraced British spy, is rehired in secret by his government .
The first episode in Mark Cousins' epic history of cinema reveals how this art form was born. Filmed in the buildings where the first movies were made, it shows that ideas and passion have always driven film, more than money and marketing. The programme reveals the story of the very first movie stars, close-ups and special effects, and travels to Hollywood to show how it became a myth.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor is hailed as one of the most monumental works in classical music. Rehearsals, recordings and performances of the piece provide insight into the working methods of a man who has abandoned the beaten track of customary interpretation of Baroque music: Michel Corboz.