21 RUE DE LA BOETIE

The hunt for lost paintings

52 mnHD
Art dealer Paul Rosenberg was a close acquaintance of Picasso, Matisse and other great painters. He owned one of Europe’s greatest art galleries between the 2 world wars but was forced to flee Paris when the Nazis occupied the city. Upon his return after the liberation, he found his...
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ARTHUR MILLER: A MAN OF HIS CENTURY

One of the greatest dramatists

60 mnHD
Born in New York in the 1920s, Arthur Miller has created over the course of seven decades some of the most memorable stage plays in the world literature, becoming one of the greatest dramatists of the century. He never stopped to be curious and was always open to find new ways by pushing...
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BACK SHOT

The bonds of love test

60 mnHD
A contestant is facing the back of 4 people. They all look alike but only one is that dear person close to him. With letters and clues given to him, every step of the game will bring them closer or farther away. A dramatic way to witness how strong is the bond between 2 persons. BACK SHOT...
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BELMONDO LE MAGNIFIQUE

Between arthouse films and popular movies

52 mnHD
With 74 films and 160 million tickets sold, Jean-Paul Belmondo has been the greatest star of French cinema. If the word "bankable" had existed at the time, it would have applied to him. People under 30 don’t know that he played with all the Nouvelle Vague directors:...
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BOLLYWOOD ON THE ROAD

The silver screen escape

52 mnHD
On May 21, 1913, India screened its first film: “Raja Harishchandra“. A hundred years later, the movie industry has grown into a colossal institution. Every day, 30 million people flock to the theaters which sell 5 billion tickets every year. For Indians, movies are more than...
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CANNES 1968: WHEN THE FESTIVAL WAS CANCELLED

Suspense, revolt and stars

55 mnHD
"I'm talking to you about solidarity with students and workers and you're talking to me about travelling and close-ups! ». Jean-Luc Godard, May 1968. That year, the most interesting film in Cannes was the one that took place outside the theaters. Featuring numerous...
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CHAMBORD THEN, NOW AND FOREVER

A daunting architectural feat

52 mnHD
In the early 16th century, King François I of France decided to erect his palace on an inhospitable patch of swampy hunting grounds. That daunting architectural feat provided the stage for key historical events and figures (Leonardo da Vinci, Louis XIV, the French Revolution, World...
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CHHAU NACH, ON THE ROAD TO JHARKHAND

The modernizing of a tradition art

52 mnHD
An Italian choregraph travels to the Indian tribal areas of West Bengal and Jharkhand, home of an exhausting tribal male dance using enormous masks. Like India, this spectacular art form is in mutation, opening to foreigners and female performers. CHHAU NACH is a colorful journey and a...
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CHRISTIAN DIOR DEL PARAISO PERDIDO A LA PERFECCION

The creator of the New Look

52 mnHD
In 1947, an unknown becomes famous overnight in the fashion world. Christian Dior has just invented the "New Look", a clothing line that gives a new shape to women. Within a decade, the designer will not only revolutionize fashion but also defines it up to today: the...
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DON'T BLINK - ROBERT FRANK

A self-portrait

52 mnHD
Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank is notorious for having revolutionized photography and independent film. His portraits are snapshots that capture the moment whether they depict the lives of London bankers, Welsh miners or rock stars like the Stones. He opens up in front of the camera...
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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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EMILIO VEDOVA - DALLA PARTE DEL NAUFRAGIO

With the exclusive participation of Toni Servillo

52 mnHD
On the centenary of Emilio Vodova's birth (Venice, 1919-2006), this documentary traces the extraordinary human and artistic vicissitude of the great painter, through the pages of his diaries, rare archives materials and precious contributions from artists, curators, collaborators and...
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FAMOUS DUOS IN ART HISTORY

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An invitation into the private worlds of the greatest duos of modern art. From Van Gogh’s dream of setting up a community of artists with Gauguin to the all-devouring passion of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, this collection explores the complex relationships between iconic,...
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FOR ART’S SAKE

Mixing the old with the new

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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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FRANK SINATRA: THE VOICE OF AMERICA

The man behind the winning smile

90 mnHD
This film takes us behind the scenes to tell the story of the man known as "the Voice". What kind of person was Francis Albert Sinatra and what were the keys to his success? We meet the man behind the winning smile and show why Sinatra became a big star, an icon and to many a...
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GUILLAUME DEPARDIEU, THE STORY OF AN ENFANT TERRIBLE

A shattered destiny

52 mnHD
Guillaume Depardieu, who died at the age of 37, was famous French actor Géard Depardieu’s son. Through the testimony of those who met him, this film is a portrait of a complex personality. It is the story of a destiny that was shattered too soon, that of a wounded man,...
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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

Painting China in the mid-19th century

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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INFLUENCES

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This is a collection of documentaries on contemporary artists at the peak of their powers. Each one covers the creation of a work. The artists look back over their careers and talk about their “masters” and lines of descent. Each production follows the artist during the...
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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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LA LA LA, A STORY OF MUSICALS

A playful panorama of an enchanting genre

52 mnHD
More than a simple cinematographic genre, the musical is a state of mind, a kind of magic which can touch many things, our memories of course but also unexpected realms. This film offers a playful panorama of an enchanting genre.
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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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MARILYN MONROE : UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE

Secrets from the old trunk

60 mnHD
50 years after Marilyn Monroe's death, a new and unexpected element surface: secrets locked in an old trunk. UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE takes us from Tokyo to Paris, via New York and Los Angeles, in the footsteps of this mysterious trunk that would have belonged to Marilyn. Through this...
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MIYABORI

Carving Divinity

52 mn4K
Miyabori is a traditional wood carving technique used in Japanese temples and shrines. It’s an obscure and underrated form of art which has been offered a new life thanks to long trained and skillful masters. Elizabeth Tinsley, a specialist in Buddhist culture and former fellow at...
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MUSEUMS TO VISIT IN JAPAN

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Japan has a long and rich history covering many areas. The best way to approach these many facets is to visit the numerous museums scattered around the country This episode takes us back from the Edo period to more recent industrial episodes of Japan history and tradition.
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NIGHT AT THE WAX MUSEUM

The French "Madame Tussaud"

52 mnHD
The Grévin Museum opened in 1882, in Paris. It showcases some 250 characters from across the world, ranging from actors, writers, sports athletes and other well known personalities. More than 800,000 people are visiting each year. Thomas, a 12 years old kid, decides to lock himself...
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ON THE WRITERS' TRAIL

A literary pilgrimage

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This series offers an enchanting journey, a literary pilgrimage combining fascinating and unusual places with the intimate discovery of genius authors who have reinvented their time and who continue to influence today’s minds. Are covered such illustrious writers as Ronsard,...
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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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ORSAY, CHRONICLES OF A MUSEUM

52 mnHD
The Orsay Museum is the home of a unique collection of art, unrivaled in the world with its tens of thousands of works of art. In December 2016, the museum will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. Its vitality is apparent: its energy is constantly put to use to stimulate curiosity and to...
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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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PICASSO DURING THE BLUE AND PINK ERA

52 mnHD
In Picasso’s extraordinary career, his Blue and Pink Periods rarely enjoy the consideration they deserve. Summed up as his work between 1901 and 1907 and overshadowed by his great Cubist paintings, those times are all too often merely touched upon and simplified, and seldom examined...
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REBIBBIA PRISON: PRISONERS ON STAGE

Acting criminals

52 mn4K
Rebibbia, Italy's largest high-security prison, houses convicts with long jail terms. Mafia members, criminals, traffickers, most of them never entered a theatre. However, a performance hall, quite unusual in a prison facility, welcomes them three times a week to introduce them to...
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ROCK N’ ROLL... OF CORSICA!

Police, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Who, The Pretenders, R.E.M., Zucchero

90 mnHD
Henry Padovani is a musician you’ve probably never heard of but who has been instrumental in many ways. He landed in London in 1976 as a 24-year old from Corsica right when a new alternative and revolutionary trend was erupting: the punk movement. A gifted musician and guitarist, he...
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SEARCH FOR MADE IN JAPAN

12x30’4K
Japan is often associated with notion of excellence, durability, extreme attention to details, craftmanship and tradition. Every handcrafted product or design combines love and beauty. There’s love and beauty in every handcrafted product and design unveiled in this series, like the...
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SHOWRUNNERS

The best american TV shows in 12 snapshots

12x30’HD
Today many critics love to explain why American TV shows are such masterpieces of creativity and storytelling. However, rarely do we hear the showrunners themselves talk about their work, their creation. In this series, exclusive intense interviews have been conducted with 12 showrunners...
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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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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 GOOD, THE BAD AND...

4x52’HD
Some characters seem to have always belonged to the 7th art : the soldier, the psychopath, the alien, the robot... These heroic or mythical characters are strongly linked to cinema genres and obey unwritten rules followed by the directors. "The Good, the Bad and... " collection...
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THE GREAT MASTERS OF PAINTING

The greatest art geniuses

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These masters of painting have been piercing observers of their times, leaving their works for posterity. Often misunderstood, even harassed by the critics, they were trailblazers of new artistic movements which transformed art forever and still fascinate scholars today. This collection...
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THE HOLLYWOOD WAR

The Dream Factory Faced With WWII

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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 LOUVRE: BEHIND THE SCENES

The hidden side of the world’s most visited museum

52 mnHD
On the 30th anniversary of the Louvre Pyramid, this film presents the everyday lives of the 2,000 women and men who work in what is almost a city. They share their passion for their jobs and love for the masterpieces they care for and invite us to explore the hidden side of the...
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TOO YOUNG TO DIE

Behind the myth

13x52’HD
In the age of mass media, the death of a star is always a public event that is exploited, serving a thirst for sensationalism. The TOO YOUNG TO DIE series shows the women and the men behind their myths, their reported success and early fame, before succumbing to despair and tragedy. It...
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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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WORKSHOPS’ SECRETS

Creativity, excellence and know-how

52 mnHD
In the secret world of art workshops, creativity combines with excellence and know-how while still respecting traditions. Master craftsmen, working for the most famous French luxury companies such as Louis Vuitton, Chaumet in the Place Vendôme or the Manufacture de Sèvres,...
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