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La Trêve (The Break) Full Season  Season 1, Ep 0

The body of 19 year old Driss Assani, a footballer with Heiderfeld football club is pulled out of the river Semois, a stones throw from Heiderfeld, a small town of a few thousand inhabitants in the Belgian Ardennes. The investigation is led by Inspector Yoann Peeters, who has recently moved there after a domestic tragedy, accompanied by Sebastian Drummer, an idealistic and inexperienced young police officer.
posted by chappell, ambrose on Jan 2, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: Diabolique

The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 4, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: The Battle of Algiers

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 28, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Army of Shadows

An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 26, 2018 - 6 comments

Anyone interesting in Wakfu?

A few notes from my viewings of Wakfu:

The show just showed up on Netflix. It is French production, but the English dubbing is very good.

Nice blending of American and Japanese animation styles.

Definitively a kids show, but with adult jokes.

The end credit animations can be adorable.

Mostly strong female characters with caveats.

Episodes are short, less then 30 minutes.

Fan fare has it in their TV list now.

posted by KaizenSoze on May 1, 2018 - 2 comments

The Chalet

Anyone watching the new French thriller The Chalet on Netflix? I'm three eps in and it's easy to binge once you work out who all the people are.
posted by Athanassiel on Apr 26, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Things to Come

Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie's husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life. Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve.
posted by Panthalassa on Jul 29, 2017 - 1 comment

Movie: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. [more inside]
posted by kaibutsu on Jul 22, 2017 - 37 comments

Call My Agent!: Line et Françoise  Season 1, Ep 2

Françoise Fabian and Line Renaud are vying for the same role, and Gabriel and Andréa have to keep them away from each other's throats. Mathias continues to undermine Camille at the office. Camille hits it off with a young up-and-coming actor. Sofia can't get anyone to come to her play. Hélène Kerr announces her intention to sell her majority stake in ASK to the highest bidder.
posted by infinitewindow on Jan 29, 2017 - 0 comments

Call My Agent!: Cécile  Season 1, Ep 1

At a top Paris talent firm, Agence Samuel Kerr (ASK), agents scramble to keep their star clients happy and their business afloat. Andréa fires her assistant and hires a neophyte on a trial basis; Gabriel searches for a way to break bad news to aging Belgian star Cécile de France; and Mathias cleans up his partners' professional messes with aplomb, but can't seem to shake a past indiscretion.
posted by infinitewindow on Jan 26, 2017 - 5 comments

Movie: Two Days, One Night

Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jan 29, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Girlhood

Bande des Filles: oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of 3 free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom.
posted by ChuraChura on Jan 1, 2016 - 5 comments

Podcast: The Allusionist: 17. Fix part I

The English language is a mess. And if you don’t like it, what are you going to do about it – fix it? Good luck with that. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Sep 1, 2015 - 1 comment

Podcast: Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything: Art De Vivre (I of II)

The voice of the ToE episode announcer revealed! (her name is Mathilde) and she joins our host for this two part series about the intersection between France and China and wine. The story of the red obsession of Wealthy Chinese has been told many times, but what is going to happen when China’s elusive emerging middle class gets wine fever? Can wine transmit cultural values? Can it transcend consumerism? In this installment Benjamen and Mathilde traverse France to discover this vino nouvelle vague. [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Jun 10, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #10 The French Connection

In the early 80's, way before the world wide web existed, the French government shipped a $200 terminal to every home with a phone line, and created a service that for decades ran alongside the internet. It was called The Minitel. Producer Carla Green speaks to reporter Jean-Marc Manach, who, in the early 90's, made a living posing as a woman in sex chat rooms on Minitel. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jan 21, 2015 - 12 comments

The Knick: Mr. Paris Shoes  Season 1, Ep 2

Dr. Williams starts a side gig because, compassion. He gets into a fight because, badass.  His fellow surgeons keep killing patients and break into someone's personal medical library to forestall admitting they need Williams' expertise. ‎Thackery does more coke.  In hock to the local leg breaker, Mr. Barrows, the hospital administrator, steals from the electrical contractors causing fires, outages, and the death of nurse Not-Lucy. ‎ ‎
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Aug 17, 2014 - 6 comments

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