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TV5MONDE Program Highlights - September 2021

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


FILMS 

Prendre le large—September 5 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

At 45 Édith's life is turned upside-down when it's announced that the textile factory where she works is being relocated to Tangiers. Estranged from her son and with no other ties, she decides to refuse the redundancy package and follow her job to Morocco, rather than accept unemployment.

Director: Gaël Morel (France 2017)
Cast: Sandrine Bonnaire, Mouna Fettou, Kamal El Amri, Lubna Azabal

Tout ce qu’il me reste de la révolution—September 12 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

Angèle, a thirty-something urban planner, is angry. Made redundant without warning by her supposedly left-wing bosses, she returns to live with her father, a former Maoist, the only one who understands her. But, unable to change the world, Angèle will have to find a balance between activism and personal construction.

Director: Judith Davis
Cast: Judith Davis, Malik Zidi, Claire Dumas

La prunelle de mes yeux—September 26 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

Élise and Théo are neighbors. They hate each other. One day, just to provoke, Théo pretends to Élise, who's unsighted, that he's blind. But what started out as a bad joke endures and when Théo falls in love, he finds himself tangled up in his lies. The situation becomes explosive.

Director: Axelle Ropert.                                                                                                                  Cast: Mélanie Bernier, Bastien Bouillon, Swann Arlaud

Mont Foster—September 28 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

Mathieu and Chloé have been through a difficult ordeal. To spend time together and get their strength back they head off to their country home in the middle of the forest. But their tranquil retreat is disrupted by strange events, incidents that unnerve Chloé and disturb her fragile balance.

Director: Louis Godbout 
Cast: Laurence Leboeuf, Patrick Hivon, Laurent Lucas

 


TV series/TV films

Boomerang, Season 5—September 8 at 11:30 pm ET/8:30 pm PT

Karine, Patrick and baby head off to Florida, where they've been invited by Sylvie and Michel. Wanting to surprise them, Pierre, Monique, Stéphanie, Sylvain and little Alexis arrive unannounced, so they can all spend the holidays together.

Director: Charles-Olivier Michaud 
Cast: Catherine-Anne Toupin, Antoine Bertrand, Marie-Thérèse Fortin, Marc Messier

Meurtres à Cognac—September 10 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

The cellar master for an important Cognac house is found strangled and burned. Police Captain Clémentine Segonzac teams up with Yassine Benjebbour, recently transferred from Marseille. The investigation leads them into the fascinating world of this highly reputed spirit and shines a new light on Clémentine's future.

Director: Adeline Darraux
Cast: Éléonore Bernheim, Olivier Sitruk, Jean-Yves Lafesse, Joe Sheridan, Lucile Durant

Les Simone—September 29 at 11:30 pm ET/8:30 pm PT

A new house in the suburbs, a family party to celebrate her graduation and a new job: life seems to be all planned out for Maxim. But she's also at a crossroads. In a fit of panic, she decides to throw up her carefully balanced life.

Director: Ricardo Trogi
Cast: Anne-Élisabeth Bossé, Rachel Graton, Marie-Ève Perron, David Giguère


ENTERTAINMENT

Le festival des festivals—September 18 at 11:10 pm ET/8:10 pm PT

An exceptional concert, from the Parc de Saint-Cloud, to conclude the cultural summer season with all those who love music. Rock en Seine, a rendezvous for every music business professional, opens its festival to bring together artists, producers, tour promoters, organizers, media, broadcasters... all united to support the music industry.

Host: Nagui, Leïla Kaddour

 

300 chœurs chantant les plus beaux duos—September 25 at 11:10 pm ET/8:10 pm PT

For the first time the program has orchestrated some thirty duets each backed by the finest French choirs. Amazing voices that offer a new interpretation of some of the great songs of yesterday and today, with cover versions created especially for the occasion.

Guests: Patrick Bruel, Florent Pagny, Vianney, Jenifer, Vincent Niclo, Amir, Julien Doré, Natasha St-Pier, Alain Souchon, Kendji Girac, Nana Mouskouri, Claudio Capéo, Hélène Ségara, Roberto Alagna, Vitaa, Slimane, Gérard Lenorman, M. Pokora, Dave, Anggun, Pascal Obispo, Dani, Lio, Laurent Voulzy, Nicoletta

 


SPECIAL PROGRAMMING

D’umani, 2020-2021 Season—September 7 at 12:20 am ET/9:20 pm PT

We visit Bonifacio, in Corsica's far south, where we admire the Seamen's Cemetery, a source of inspiration for musicians, discover the Lavezzi Islands, a fragile paradise to be preserved, enjoy paddle-boating at the foot of the cliffs and meet the artist and collector Paolina.

Presenter: Célia Petroni


TV5MONDE CINEMA

This September, women take the spotlight on TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand! Enjoy a lineup that centers stories about women, including the 2020 drama, Les parfums, which stars Emmanuelle Devos as a master perfumer who forms a surprising bond with her new driver, and the touching comedy, Une belle équipe, which tells the story of a small town that forms a women’s football team in order to save their local field

 

Les parfums—available beginning September 3

Anne Walberg is a famous master perfumer whose creations are in high demand, though her attitude can be off-putting. When she hires a new driver, Guillaume, Anne is surprised to learn he is willing to stand up to her.

Director: Grégory Magne 
Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Grégory Montel, Sergio Lopez

Janis et John—available beginning September 3
Pablo, an insurance salesman in desperate need of money, tries to get the funds from his wealthy, but constantly high cousin, Léon, by convincing Léon that Janis Joplin and John Lennon have returned.

Director: Samuel Benchetrit 
Cast: François Cluzet, Sergi Lopez, Marie Trintignant

Meltem—available beginning September 10

One year after her mother’s death, Elena returns to the family’s holiday home on the Greek island of Lesbos, and unexpectedly meets Elyas, a Syrian migrant who has come to Greece in search of refuge.

Director: Basile Doganis 
Cast: Daphné Patakia, Rabah Naït Oufella, Lamine Cissokho

 
 

Une belle équipe—available beginning September 17

When a small town learns that the local football team has been penalized, resulting in the loss of funding for the town’s football field, everyone bands together to create a brand-new women’s football team.

Director: Mohamed Hamidi
Cast: Kad Merad, Alban Ivanov, Céline Sallette

 

La nuit venue—available beginning September 17

Jin is a diver for the dangerous Chinese Triads, but dreams of being a DJ instead. When he meets Naomi, an escort, the two fall in love and decide to pursue a new life, but that requires crossing some dangerous people.

Director: Frédéric Farrucci 
Cast: Camélia Jordana, Guang Huo, Xun Liang

Alice et le maire—available beginning September 24

When the mayor of Lyon feels like he has run out of ideas, his unconventional solution is to hire a philosopher to help him relearn how to think creatively, a decision that angers many of his colleagues.

Director: Nicolas Pariser 
Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Anaïs Demoustier, Nora Hamzawi


All movies are in French with English subtitles.

Click here to see the full schedule! 

TV5MONDE is a global French language entertainment network that showcases premium films and programs from across the world. With more than 1.5 million viewers nationwide in the USA, TV5MONDE is a renowned leader in French language entertainment. 

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