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TV5MONDE Program Highlights - December 2020

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This month, immerse yourself in French culture with the TV5MONDE programming. In addition to offering premium films, including several heartwarming comedies, the program presents a chance to discover new series, fun-filled variety shows, and engaging documentaries.

The December program features special programming to honor 50 years since Charles de Gaulle’s death, along with a host of programs to celebrate the holiday season! 

SPECIAL – Charles de Gaulle

De Gaulle, l’éclat et le secret | December 8 at 11:30 pm ET/8:30 pm PT

Fifty years after his death, the six-episode mini-series De Gaulle, l’éclat et le secret explores the general’s private life and his astounding political career. Tune in for the series premier on December 8. 

4 documentaries will also be dedicated to de Gaulle throughout the month. 


FILMS

Les reines de la nuit | 2019 - Christiane Spièro | December 6 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

For them, cross-dressing came as a revelation. Yesterday they were doctors, designers, farmers, today they're actors, dancers, singers... They left everything behind to live their passion for the stage. Far from the glitter and stage lights, the queens of the night drop the mask and share their stories, their hopes.

Benoit Brisefer : les taxis rouges | 2013 - Manuel Pradal | December 20 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

Benoît Brisefer, a ten-year-old with superhuman strength, never hesitates to jump in and defend his mates. So, when Poilonez and his gang target his friend Dussiflard, he does all he can to foil their plans... But beware, as soon as he catches a cold, Benoît loses all his powers.


TV SERIES

Un mauvais garçon | 2019 - Xavier Durringer | December 11 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

Benoît Delage is an accomplished man. Father of two and a loving husband, he is a valued university professor. His life changes when his son, Theo, finds himself at the police station. Benoît's past suddenly resurfaces. In his youth, he killed a policeman and served eighteen years in prison.


DOCUMENTARIES

Au-delà des mers, rêve de théâtre | 2019 - Marie Maffre | December 4 at 3:00 pm ET/12:00 pm PT

Immersion in the integrated preparatory class for dramatic art at the Académie de l'Union, near Limoges. Every two years, this high school for dramatic art welcomes students from overseas France, traditionally underrepresented in the national entrance exams. Interwoven portraits from their everyday life: discovering living together and helping one another.

 


TV5MONDE CINEMA

This December, celebrate the holiday season with a heartwarming lineup of films on TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand! Settle in for a laugh with the comedies RAID Dingue and Le dindon starring Dany Boon, or enjoy inspiring dramas like Papicha, about a student who fights against a conservative society through fashion.

Papicha | 2019 Mounia Meddour | available beginning December 4

Nedjma is an 18-year-old student who is determined not to let the Algerian Civil War interfere with her life, but as the social climate turns more conservative, she decides to fight back by putting on a fashion show.

Debout sur la montagne | 2019 - Sébastien Betbeder | available beginning December 18

Hugo, Stan and Bérénice were best friends growing up in a small mountain town, but they’ve grown apart. A tragic event brings them together again and their reunion marks the start of a new adventure.

Le Dindon | 2018 - Jalil Lespert | available beginning December 25

Adapted from the play by Georges Feydeau, Pontagnac, a married man, is determined to seduce his friend's wife, Victoire, unaware that Victoire hopes to use their fling as part of a scheme to punish her cheating husband.

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All movies are in French with English subtitles.

Click here to see the full schedule! 

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