ARTEMIS QUARTET AT THE KONZERTHAUS

Looks and talent

98 mnHD
Created in 1989, the resolutely modern image of the Artemis Quartet has made these good-looking musicians real stars of the classical world. Over the years, the quartet has concentrated on playing both the romantic repertoire and contemporary music with great subtlety and acute...
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ASIA EXPOSED

The camera never lies

16x26’HD
This series follows established photographers who are challenged to take on unusual and sometimes heart-wrenching topics, embarking on an eye-opening quests to capture such magical moments. Nothing is off limits: plastic surgery, drug addiction, "third sex", teenage smoking,...
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BRIAN BROWN TRIO LIVE AT THE UPSTAIRS

A piano jazz legend

62 mn
Brian Brown is a living legend of canadian jazz. He reached international recognition in the early 60’s alongside Errol Garner, Bill Evans and Marian McPartland. A disciple of Oscar Peterson, he was also influenced by Bill Evans, Art Tatum and Ray Charles. He created his own style...
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CAROLYN CARLSON, CHOREOGRAPHER

A passion for dance

52 mnHD
After Helsinki and Stockholm the great American choreographer Carolyn Carlson chose to live and work in Northern France. There she manages the National Dance Studio of Roubaix while pursuing her creative body of work celebrated all over the world. This movie is a very personal and...
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CHAPLIN VS KEATON

52 mnHD
Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton were two giants of the golden era of comedy films. They both were genius actors/directors who were long seen as perfect antagonists. In truth that artistic rivalry was the story of two gentlemen: a friendly competition between two men who thought highly...
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CINEMA ACCORDING TO DALI

The other side of the surrealist genious.

52 mn
Salvador Dalí is one of the most widely recognized and controversial artists of the 20th century. Little known is that he was also an avant-garde filmmaker (collaborating with such giants as Luis Buñuel, Walt Disney and Alfred Hitchcock) though his fascination with film has...
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CIRCUS BEHIND THE SCENES

A worldwide sideshow

3x52’
Circus is an universal art. Everywhere in the world, it is a source of fascination and attraction. But how do circus people live? Where do they come from? How do they cope with traditions while always trying to innovate? From China to Russia, France to Italy, this fascinating series goes...
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COMEDY ITALIAN STYLE

From Toto to Benigni, a tribute to Italian Comedy

52 mn
Italians are always prepared to laugh. Ever since the 1950s, their cinema has been bringing to the screen the vicissitudes of life and the atrocities of history in films that are tender, funny and hard-hitting. Roberto Benigni, Dino Risi, Ettore Scola, Vittorio Gassman, Alberto Sordi,...
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CRAZY HORSE, THE REVIVAL

Uncover the girls of the sexiest cabaret in the world

52 mn
Recently, an entirely remodeled Crazy Horse -the sexiest cabaret in the world- reopened its doors. Through the experience of a few performers, this film revives all the challenges involved in the creation of the new revue: FOREVER CRAZY. Can Leslie, the youngest recruit, handle the stress...
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DISHEARTENED HEROES

The music of frustration

84 mnHD
The Prague Philharmonia bring us an extremely original concert. By their juxtaposition alone, the works by Malher, Martinů and Wranitzky weave a tale of regret. Every listener can identify with the frustration of its protagonists. The Mahler lieder portrays a disillusioned German romantic...
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DRIVE-IN STORIES

The return of the outdoor movie screen

52 mnHD
The drive-in was the ultimate symbol of a carefree and newly motorized American youth in the 60’s and 70’s. Even though the changing culture made them disappear decades ago, they have been enjoying a recent revival thanks to many enthusiasts. With screens springing up all...
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ELEGIES, HEARTBREAKS AND THE NIGHT OF THE SOUL

The viola maestro

48 mnHD
Winner of the Avery-Fischer Prize, twice nominated at the Grammy Awards in the “Best Performance with Orchestra” category and already a faculty member at UCLA, Richard O’Neill remains the one and only viola player to have received an Artist Diploma from the Juilliard...
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FOR ART’S SAKE

Mixing the old with the new

7x45’HD
From the jungles of Borneo and Papua, the cultural bylanes of Indonesia and Thailand, from the age-old Geisha tradition in Japan to bold experiments in Singapore, outstanding people are breaking new grounds and pushing the limits, just FOR ART’S SAKE.
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GENE KELLY: LIVE TO DANCE

52 mnHD
Gene Kelly masterpieces such as An American in Paris and Singing in the Rain were a real revolution in the realm of musicals. An actor, dancer, singer, choreographer and director, Kelly was also a true innovator. Gene Kelly established a cool look and was thus considered the first blue...
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GHAZEIA: DANCERS OF EGYPT

The belly of contention

52 mn
Two belly dancers – Sabah, a modest “ghazeia” from the Nile delta and Lucy, a star from Cairo - live the lives of dream objects and pariahs at the same time. How do they feel under the gaze of men? How their profession impact on a personal level? Sabah and Lucy have each...
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HOLLYWOOD SPOTLIGHT

The definite collection of movie stars biographies

130x24’
A collection of 130 biographical documentaries on the most exciting performers working in Hollywood today. The series features extensive Hollywood superstars interviews in which they talk at length about their careers, their movies and also their personal lives. Each half-hour episode...
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HOLLYWOOD'S 10 BEST

What's the best Hollywood has to offer?

66x26’HD
A fast paced exciting countdown look at the very best Hollywood has to offer. From the Top 10 Movie Kisses to the 10 Most Embarrassing Moments on screen... From the Top 10 Movie Kids to the 10 Best Paid Actresses... From the Top 10 Wedding Movies to the 10 Hottest Love Scenes… We...
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HOLLYWOOD'S 10 BEST - THE NEW SEASON

The new season

26x24’HD
Year after year, Hollywood is unequal at making incredible movies, telling spellbinding stories and glorifying stars. This multi-billion dollar industry is a source of fascination in many countries. Everyone across the globe has an opinion of what the "Best" is, whether it is...
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HONG KONG PHILARMONIC ORCHESTRA AT THE MUSIKVEREIN

Beethoven and Prokofiev

103 mnHD
This concert was filmed at the Vienna Musikverein during the European tour of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the most spectacular symphony orchestra in Asia. The programme includes two magnificent and popular works: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Prokofiev’s Symphony No.5. The...
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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GEORGE CHINNERY

52 mnHD
George Chinnery was one of the first and most notable European artists to live in Southern China prior to the arrival of photography. His sketches, watercolours and oil paintings are held in private collections and museums worldwide. This film depicts the life and works of the English...
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INSIDE HOLLYWOOD

Mysteries & scandals exposed

28x52’
Spectacular success and unspeakable tragedy… Stories of love, loss, bad luck, betrayal and murder… Stories that fascinated us at the time, and continue to intrigue us as we search for reasons for inexplicable tragedies… These are stories from INSIDE HOLLYWOOD brought...
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INSIDE MOVIES

192x24’
INSIDE MOVIES is a collection of half-hour programs on the making of the major Hollywood blockbusters, movie stars’ careers and the latest trends in film production. Each episode is filled with film clips, behind-the-scenes closeups, film analyses, exclusive interviews of the stars,...
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INSIDE THE MOULIN ROUGE

The legendary cabaret inside out

52 mn
Pigalle at night: strip clubs, pornographic movie theatres, bumper cars, crowds of tourists… In the heart of this area of the City of Lights, the Moulin Rouge represents one of the last vestiges of another time. It’s the mythical Paris of Toulouse Lautrec, of cabaret,...
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IREZUMI, THE JAPANESE ART OF TATTOO

The body as a canvas

52 mnHD
Because of its association with the obscure world of the yakusas – the Japanese mafias – the traditional art of tatoo, known as Irezumi, is a contreversial component of Japan’s cultural heritage. It is nevertheless a source of fascination and a striking illustration of...
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JAZZ IN FRANCE

100% pure talent

2x55’ | 3x54’ | 1x53’ | 1x52’
France has always been a friendly home for jazz music and its artists. The seven titles of this collection constitute a perfect illustration of this love affair. A TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE PARKER is made of two exceptional jazz performances which gathered legendary jazzmen such as Stan Getz,...
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KIT ARMSTRONG: COMPOSERS OF THE GREAT WAR

A concert to commemorate 1914-1918

60 mnHD
Surrounded by poppies in memory of the soldiers who fell in battle, Kit Armstrong and Ukrainian violinist Andrej Bielow revive the work of Great War composers. The programme consists of pieces produced between 1914 and 1918: Claude Debussy’s last sonata written on his deathbed;...
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LIFE WITH BIG CATS

The stars of a Star

52 mn
Tippi Heddren, one of Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic actresses, wanted to bring attention to the plight of wild animals. So she took in over 150 big cat cubs who had been abused or abandoned - lions, tigers, cheetahs and leopards -, and hand raised them. A movie called “Roar”...
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MAESTRO NAGANO

Music everywhere

52 mnHD
As head of the Montreal Symphonic Orchestra, Kent Nagano has conducted many original projects that demonstrate his marked interest in the culture of his new home country. Above all, he wants to understand the people around him and bring them the music wherever they are: a concert at the...
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MARCO POLO

A creation mixing classical and Asian dance

52 mnHD
On the stage of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, more than 40 artists perform the ballet MARCO POLO. In telling the story of the famous explorer who discovered the splendour and power of the Chinese Empire, it provides intriguing insights into the source of the fascination China holds for...
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MARIANNE TRUDEL : A RISING STAR

The private concert

61 mnHD
Marianne Trudel, who has already released six albums, is a pianist, composer, improviser and arranger. Her music, inspired by french songs, brazilian rythm and contemporary jazz, bears testimony to her openess to the world. Energetic and passionate, she has a busy career as a performer...
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MOULIN ROUGE (LONG VERSION)

Behind the curtains

90 mn
Renowned for its boisterous French Cancan, the Moulin Rouge keeps the dream alive with its lavish revues replete with feathers, extravagant costumes, fabulous sets, and, of course, the most beautiful girls in the world! Following "Formidable" that dazzled over 4 million...
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MOULIN ROUGE FOREVER

The years go by and the show goes on...

52 mn
On October 6, 1889, the Moulin Rouge caused a storm by presenting its tumultuous – and now world-famous – French Cancan. From the beginning, prostitutes, pimps and all sorts of shady characters frequented the Moulin Rouge, which was soon to become what it is today: a landmark...
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ON THE TIGHT ROPE

A gravity defying creation

54 mnHD
Thai choreographer Jitti Chompee seeks a perfect balance in this gravity defying creation. ON THE TIGHTROPE is based on the life and achievements of Philippe Petit, the high-wire artist who, in 1994, walked the distance between the two towers of New York’s World Trade Center armed...
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ONLY IN BOLLYWOOD

It makes Hollywood look dull

8x26’HD
Hollywood produces 500 films per year on average when Bollywood produces more than 1000. Its colourful industry is drawing Russian ballerinas, star look-alikes who become heroes of the masses, fans who go to ridiculous lengths for their idols, stuntmen who risk life and limb and scores of...
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PARAIBA MEU AMOR

The soul music of Northeast Brazil

52 mn
Northeast Brazil moves to the beat of “forró”, a music that is an integral part of the life and culture of the region. PARAIBA MEU AMOR explores the history, presents interviews and covers live sessions to understand how this music came to represent the spirit of the...
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PARAIBA MEU AMOR (LONG VERSION)

The soul music of Northeast Brazil

74 mn
Northeast Brazil moves to the beat of “forró”, a music that is an integral part of the life and culture of the region. PARAIBA MEU AMOR explores the history, presents interviews and covers live sessions to understand how this music came to represent the spirit of the...
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PIN UP GIRLS

An era of fantasy

52 mn
Dainty, carefree, but always there, the pin-up is not just a figment of the imagination. Constantly winking at us from out of men’s fantasies, she never lost her freshness. Over a century, she has inspired a staggering quantity of posters, postcards, calendars, photos and films. She...
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PLAY IT AGAIN NAM!

The Guru of video art

52 mn
Born in Seoul in 1932, Nam June Paik became famous (some would say infamous) during his stay in New York with performances such as dragging behind him a violin attached to a string, playing the piano with a camera or breaking a violin. In fact, Paik is an artist: he plays with images, he...
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RETURN TO SPIRIT

Chinese voices of extraordinary purity

55 mnHD
In the 20th century, Daniel-Lesur was recognized as a genius of religious music by modernising the ageless sacred genre in his most popular creation: "Le Cantique des Cantiques". The French Renaissance was a golden age for choral music. Songs by Dufray and Bouzignac provided the...
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RUSHING DREAMS

A child prodigy

58 mnHD
In 2012, thirteen-year-old Kerson Leong stunned the jury of the Yehudi Menuhin competition in Oslo to the point where they wondered if he should have even been competing in the under-sixteen category! Since then, the rising young canadian star has performed all over the world. The pianist...
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RYTHMS AND FANTASIES

The rising star of classical violin

60 mnHD
At only 18, Stephen Waarts is the rising star of classical violin. Accompanied by Korea’s Chang-Yong Shin, winner of many prestigious awards, they present an ambitious programme. The energy of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata contrasts with the sweetness of Higdon’s Nocturne....
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SCHUMANN'S SPRING

Passionate romanticism

84 mnHD
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra has invited Sir Roger Norrington, the British conductor famous for his recordings using 18th and 19th century instruments as well as the dazzling German virtuoso Arabella Steinbacher to perform Brahms violin concerto, a must from the classical repertoire....
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SEBASTIEN GINIAUX & DENIS CHANG LIVE AT MONTREAL

Gypsy jazz at its best

61 mnHD
Sébastien Giniaux is one of the brightest stars of the new generation of the "gypsy jazz" school of guitarists inspired by Django Reinhardt. He has performed in over 45 countries with artists such as Stochelo Rosenberg, Biréli Lagrène, Taraf de...
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SONG OF THE UNTOUCHABLE: A VIOLINIST IN INDIA

A musical journey

52 mnHD
Gregory Walker is a concert violinist who feels trapped in the classical music culture and being forced to perform the big hits of classical music season after season. He sets out on a personal journey, in search of renewed inspiration. He’ll find it Kerala, the picturesque state of...
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STYLEOGRAPHY

Charting celebrities’ evolving looks and fashion tastes

13x26’HD
STYLEOGRAPHY is a fast-paced, pop series profiling the careers of Hollywood’s biggest stars through their evolving looks. From the sexy curves of Jennifer Lopez to the devastating charm of George Clooney, STYLEOGRAPHY is a light-hearted and very unique movie magazine which favors...
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THE EIGHT SEASONS

A dialogue between two masterpieces

73 mnHD
Eight seasons: four from Vivaldi and four from Piazzolla. This concert takes us on a voyage spanning two centuries and two hemispheres. One of the best-loved works in the classical repertoire, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons stands in sharp contrast to the urban, stilted atmosphere of...
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THE FILM FESTIVAL PROJECT

The ultimate pass for movies aficionados

8x52’
THE FILM FESTIVAL PROJECT is the first series to unveil the curtain on the major film festivals. It features major stars, intriguing characters and storylines, exclusive behind-the-scenes access and exclusive videos from the world’s top movie events. THE FILM FESTIVAL PROJECT is the...
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THE FOUNDING STORIES OF THE BIBLE

52 mnHD
… As you have never read, heard, seen it. When we tell Bible stories, we are always talking about the world we live in. We talk about migrations, wars, passions and power… From the novice to the initiated, each reader will discover or rediscover those 3000 year-old stories...
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THE HOLLYWOOD WAR

The Dream Factory Faced With WWII

3x52’HD
Answering President Roosevelt’s call, Hollywood’s eight major studios devoted their resources and their talents to the war effort. Drama, documentaries, cartoons: thousands of films were produced, meant either for the general public or for the different branches of the...
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THE IMMORTAL SHADOWS

When entertainment becomes art

52 mnHD
Animation is one of today’s most popular forms of entertainment which makes great use of ever evolving technologies. However its origin goes way back, in a long forgotten traditional art that a Japanese shadow master wants to bring to a new audience. His quest takes him to a remote...
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THE MOST AMAZING

The highs and lows of Hollywood

52x26’
THE MOST AMAZING is a fast and fun countdown about Hollywood's highs and lows. Each episode covers a specific theme like the best couples, the biggest break-ups, careers comebacks, PR disasters, big screen comedy duos or off-screen rivals… Stories are told by the actors,...
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THE ROLE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

Movies' turning points

78x26’HD
From the moment audience fell in love with Julia Roberts to the first time comedian Robin Williams made us cry, THE ROLE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE relives famous Hollywood “turning points” - those movies, roles and moments that pushed an actor’s career into the stratosphere...
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THE SCI-FI FILES

In Science Fiction, where does science stops and fiction starts?

4x52’
Predicting the future is the very business of science fiction but how right have visionaries ever proved to be? THE SCI-FI FILES address this question by exploring science fiction, in particular its relationship to ‘’real science’’. Taking off from Mary...
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THE SCREAMING ROOM

A frightfully entertaining behind-the-scene look at the best of horror and science fiction films

185x24’
THE SCREAMING ROOM is a comprehensive examination of one of the oldest and most popular cinematographic genres. It pays homage to the people who have made landmark contributions in this field. Through a series of interviews, film clips and behind the scenes coverage, we look at how...
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THE VIOLONS OF HOPE

The violons of Holocaust victims return to life

88 mnHD
In this no ordinary concert, the great violinists Shlomo Mintz and Cihat Askin appear with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, playing instruments that belonged to Holocaust victims. Often severely damaged, the violins were found in liberated death camps and deserted ghettos after the...
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THE VOICE OF ROMANTICISM

A magical moment...

101 mnHD
This concert is one of those exceptional moment when everything comes together in a somptuous and thrilling synergy: the power and precision of Kent Nagano, the highly Mozartian subtlety of Swedish soprano Miah Persson and the virtuosity of one of the world’s finest orchestras, all...
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TRUFFAUT VS GODARD

52 mnHD
The New Wave made them famous yet antagonistic in the minds of film lovers, filmmakers and critics. Truffaut and Godard was a ‘legendary’ movie couple. A couple that ended up bitterly fighting while giving birth to two lines that include the major names of independent French...
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UNITED KINGDOM OF AUTHORS

5x52’HD
A fascinating portrait of the U.K. by the people who write it.
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UNITED STATES OF AUTHORS

8x52’HD
What does it mean to be American? Who are the people living in this vast and diverse country, and which America do they inhabit?
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VALENTINA LISITSA

Virtuoso 2.0

125 mnHD
The Internet introduced music lovers all over the world to Valentina Lisitsa’s talent. Some of the videos featuring the young Ukrainian pianist have achieved more than eight million views on YouTube. Today, the world’s greatest venues are vying for the artist who enthrals her...
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VINCENT BOUCHER IN RECITAL

Eternal fervour

54 mnHD
Vincent Boucher is the new organ virtuoso. He has won an impressive and growing number of prizes and awards from Canada, his homecountry, and all over the world. He has played many truly outstanding organs such as those in Notre Dame de Paris along with others in Austria and the United...
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VIVIAN BRISTOW, MOVIE CATS

Trainer to four-legged celebrities

52 mn
Vivian Bristow has been making movies for 30 years. Some directors treat actors as animals but Vivian Bristow has been training the wildest animals as actors. So far he has succeeded and survived. Lions, leopards, elephants, hyenas, baboons, snakes, zebras, rhinoceros, crocodiles…...
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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO?

Your favourite stars from the 80’s & 90’s are back

104x26’HD
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO? tells viewers where their favorite TV and film stars of the 80's and 90's are today and how they got there. This series will revisit the facts before answering that intriguing question posed by the title. How well do you remember the past? Will you be...
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WHEN BEETHOVEN PLAYS WITH MOZART

A lasting fascination

13 mnHD
Paths crossed. Patrons and clients were shared. A possible meeting in Vienna in the spring of 1787 took place. Music historians are consistently finding Beethoven in the wake of Mozart and vice versa. In this film, Kit Armstrong and Ukrainian violinist Andrej Bielow revive...
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WHEN FLUTE AND PIANO JOIN IN SONG

A daring recital

61 mnHD
The world’s finest orchestras sought to recruit Adam Walker. Finally, the young flautist joined the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra where his magical flute has been working its spell. This Royal Academy of Music alumnus is also quite fluent in contemporary music with regular...
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