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CINEMA ACCORDING TO DALI

The other side of the surrealist genious.

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 rarely been given the attention it merits.

He was influenced by the Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton and Stanley Kubrick, and used the camera to bring the ‘dream subjects’ of his paintings to life, providing the groundwork for revolutionary forays into television, video, photography and holography.

From a movie-going experience that would incorporate all five senses to the tale of a woman’s hapless love affair with a wheelbarrow, Dalí’s hallucinatory vision never fails to leave its indelible mark.

52mn
  • Format one-off
  • Available versions French / English
  • Producer HIKARI
  • Rights All Rights / Worldwide

BRIAN BROWN TRIO LIVE AT THE UPSTAIRS

A piano jazz legend
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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62mn

BAHIA, THE BAY OF ALL SAINTS

Menelaw Sete, a painter considered as the "Brazilian Picasso", is an Afro-descendant whose ancestors were slaves. His work is filled with the history and indelible trace they leave in the State of Bahia, including Salvador, the capital, which is considered the largest African...
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52mn4K

CASTLE TOWERS IN JAPAN

In the age of civil strife in Japan, a castle was a proof of authority for "daimyo," the feudal lord, and the castle tower overlooking the entire castle was its symbol. There are 12 castle towers now-existing in Japan after surviving war-torn era, repeatedly restored or rebuilt....
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7x30mn4K

KOREAN BROKEN FAMILIES

The heartbraking reunion
The diplomatic relations between North Korea and South Korea are warming up but there is still a deep wound going back to the time of the Cold War: the separation of refugees’ families. Lee Geumsum was a young mother when she had to flee the Korean War in 1951. She wandered several...
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52mn4K

MIYABORI

Carving Divinity
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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52mn4K

NORTH KOREA VS USA: A NUCLEAR CHICKEN GAME

The winning survival strategy of the Kims
In North Korea, the Kims’ communist dynasty has tried to become a nuclear power since the Cold War. While it kept unrelentingly at its plan, the USA went through 13 Presidents, each with its own vision. This became the Kims big advantage. This film is the riveting account of a...
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52mn4K

THE MASTER OF FORTRESSES

Military Superstructures
Vauban is probably the best military architect and engineer in History. Endlessly copied around the world, from Morocco to the Netherlands and from Vietnam to Japan, his unique system of fortifications protected France from invasions, making Louis XIV the most powerful monarch of his...
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52mn4K

WORLD HERITAGE CANAL

An architectural wonder and a technical prowess
In the 17th century, Louis XIV financed the digging of a canal connecting the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the second largest construction of his reign after Versailles. Using the latest technology of its time, the beautifully conceived Canal du Midi is among the oldest functioning...
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52mn4K

1944 LE HAVRE UNDER THE ALLIES’ BOMBS

A war crime under wrap
Three months after D-Day, on a morning of September 1944, people of Normandy woke up in shock. Despite the German offer to evacuate civilians, Le Havre and its inhabitants had been crushed under British bombs in the deadliest bombardment conducted over France during WWII. The Germans were...
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52mnHD

A STOLEN LIFE

Spain is facing a dreadful scandal
Over the span of 40 years, 200,000 to 300,000 babies have been stolen from their parents at birth at the clinic to be sold to couples in search of children to adopt. These foster parents had to comply with ultra-Catholic, conservative right-wing ideology. Moreover, this traffic was...
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52mnHD

AFGHANISTAN, THE FRENCH DOCTORS LEGACY

An unrelenting dedication
The 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan launched a 10-year dirty war. As soon as 1980, French doctors came to the rescue of the local population at the risk of their own lives. They were appropriately nicknamed “The French Doctors”. Since then, their action has spread all over...
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52mnHD

AL QAEDA: WORLD TERRORISM

The birth of the jihadist movement
The years from 2001 to 2011 have been plagued by Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. But to understand how this former business student from a wealthy Saudi family became the leader of the international jihadist movement, we must go back in time and dive into the various episodes of the wars in...
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52mnHD

ALLENDE: AN IDEOLOGY BEING SHOT DOWN

In 1970, Salvador Allende became the first elected socialist president in Chile. Three years later, the coup d'état led by General Pinochet with the support of the United States ended his mandate. Salvador Allende killed himself in his besieged palace. His proposals disrupted...
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52mnHD

ANGELA MERKEL, THE UNEXPECTED

Discover the world's most powerful woman with an exclusive interview
Angela Merkel is often described as the new Iron Lady and referred to as “mother”. But who is this woman? What is the story behind her story? Interviews with childhood friends, long time companions, business executives and global political leaders reveal how an East German...
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52mnHD

ARCHEOLOGEEKS IN BAGAN

3.0 Impossible journeys
Some buildings, sites and structures are historical wonders. Their very names are legendary and their stories epic and surprising. Yet, these treasures are threatened by wars, financial pressure, property developers and climate hazards. Today, a new breed of archeologists is using modern...
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45mnHD

ARTEMIS QUARTET AT THE KONZERTHAUS

Looks and talent
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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98mnHD

ASIA EXPOSED

The camera never lies
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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16x23mnHD

AUNG SAN SUU KYI, FREEDOM AS LEGACY

The mother of the burmese nation
This film goes back into the history of Aung San Suu Kyi whose exceptional destiny has inspired the Burmese people. She has devoted her life to guiding her nation to democracy and, after having been assigned to residence for 20 years by the military junta, she is today rediscovering her...
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52mnHD

BELMONDO, LE MAGNIFIQUE

The icon of the Nouvelle Vague, the first bankable actor of French cinema
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 been invented for him. People under 30 don’t know that he played with all the Nouvelle Vague directors:...
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52mnHD

BLACK SEPTEMBER: MUNICH OLYMPICS '72 - THE ATTACK

A page of history written in blood
At dawn, on the 11th day of the XX Olympic Games in Munich, in 1972, 8 Palestinians of the terrorist group Black September climb over the fence surrounding the Olympic village. They head towards the Israeli team’s quarter. What happens thereafter is history: eleven Israeli athletes,...
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90mnHD

BRAZILIAN THIRST

Amongst thorny trees, the land of the Brazilian Robin Hood
Brazil is known as the most water rich country in the world. Nevertheless, the Nordeste suffers chronic droughts. The Sertao, more particularly, is an unforgiving region covered with caatinga, a thorny vegetation in which one can raise only a few animals. It was here that Lampiao, the...
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52mnHD

CAROLYN CARLSON, CHOREOGRAPHER

A passion for dance
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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52mnHD

CHAPLIN VS THE FBI

30 years of feud
One wants to protect America from the red peril, the other wants to entertain it and denounce its injustices. Convinced that Charlie Chaplin was in Moscow's pay, J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI's big boss, kept spying on him for 30 years. Cold war and low blows are natural parts of...
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52mnHD

CHHAU NACH, ON THE ROAD TO JHARKHAND

The modernizing of a tradition art
An Italian choreographer travels to tribal areas in India, home of an exhausting male dance using enormous masks. Like India, this spectacular art form is in mutation, opening to foreigners and female performers. CHHAU NACH is a colourful Indian journey and a reflexion on how traditional...
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52mnHD

CHINA VS USA, EMPIRES AT WAR

A new conflict for a new century
America’s intelligence community is quietly preparing for a new conflict, one which hasn’t made headlines yet: the Chinese Threat is America’s new war. If Taiwan is today the most explosive strategic issue between China and the USA, there are already skirmishes (some...
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52mnHD

CIVILIZATIONS’ LEGACY

Decoding the stones
Today’s world is etched in yesterday’s stones. The story of humanity is craddled in some few seminal civilizations. Based on archeological and historical research as well as contemporary social, economic and political information, this collection of stand-alone episodes offers...
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8x52mnHD

DA VINCI UNFULFILLED DREAM

The master's uncompleted architectural capstone
In his last years, Leonardo Da Vinci started to work on his ultimate masterpiece: the plans of an extravagant royal palace in Romorantin, a village that was meant to become the new capital of France. Preliminary work began but the building never got off the ground. On the basis of...
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52mnHD

DIE HOHENZOLLERN

An episode from the series GERMAN DYNASTIES
No other dynasty is more closely tied to the fate of Germany than that of the House of Hohenzollern, a family that has produced German princes, kings and emperors. How have the descendants dealt with the legacy of their forefathers? What paths have they taken? The family itself provides...
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45mnHD

DIE OETKERS

An episode from the series GERMAN DYNASTIES
The Oetkers: one of Germany’s best-known families. In the generations since the establishment of this family company almost 120 years ago, the Oetkers have been a fixture in German society. With its huge successes and tragic misfortunes, the story of the Oetker family has become...
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45mnHD

DIE OPELS

An episode from the series GERMAN DYNASTIES
The Opels only built cars for thirty years, from 1899 to 1929. But in that short period the family managed to permanently transform Germany by building the first people’s car. From a luxury object for millionaires, the Opels created an everyday commodity that gave mobility to the...
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45mnHD

DIE THYSSENS

An episode from the series GERMAN DYNASTIES
Thyssen – the name is legendary. And there is much more to the name than just heavy industry, exquisite art and immeasurable wealth. The documentary tells the story of one of the most influential German families as seen in the context of German history and looks for the legacy that...
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45mnHD

DIOR, SECRETS OF A SHOW

Get prepared to attend one of the most glamorous events on the planet: Dior Show at the Paris Fashion Week. Before the D-DAY, 2 months to get ready where hundreds of people are involded: models, dressmakers, technicians to carry on the luxury tradition « à la française...
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40mnHD

DISHEARTENED HEROES

The music of frustration
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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84mnHD

DRIVE-IN STORIES

The return of the outdoor movie screen
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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52mnHD

ELEGIES, HEARTBREAKS AND THE NIGHT OF THE SOUL

The viola maestro
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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48mnHD

FIFTEEN YEARS OF TERROR

Terrorism recent history
In fifteen years, from the 9/11 attacks against the World Trade Center to those in Paris in November 2015, dramatic and deadly strikes have been targeting Western countries like never before and have changed the face of the world. In between these two major events, the aggressions and...
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2x52mnHD

FOR ART’S SAKE

Mixing the old with the new
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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7x45mnHD

GEORGIA

The best kept secret in the Caucasus
Situated at a crossroad between Europe and Asia, Georgia has been invaded by Persians, Byzantines, Arabs, Turks, Mongols and Bolsheviks; but no one has been able to crush the energy and artistic creativity of a people who consider dance and wine to be the expression of its Caucasian...
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52mnHD

GERMAN DYNASTIES

In the documentary "German Dynasties: The Hohenzollern", Georg Friedrich Prince of Prussia and Karl Friedrich Prince of Hohenzollern give an exclusive personal look at their great names. The film crew accompanied the family for a year. The camera will also be present in the...
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4x45mnHD

GOODBYE MOUBARAK!

A revolution in progress
On January 25, 2011, the Egyptian people rises up. Suddenly, the entire world is taken aback. In only 18 days, the popular rebellion causes the fall of Mubarak’s regime. Yet, three months earlier, anger was already brewing beneath the surface. Outraged by the illegitimacy and...
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72mnHD

GUILLAUME DEPARDIEU, THE STORY OF AN ENFANT TERRIBLE

Through the testimony of those who met him, the film proposes to discover the complex personality of Guillaume Depardieu. It is also the story of a destiny that was shattered too soon, that of a wounded man, a man revolted, disturbed by childhood and to whom adulthood brought no...
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52mnHD

HERITAGE HEROES

Revamping historical neighborhoods
Whether restoring ancestral homes in China, revitalizing a derelict railway line in New York or renovating colonial seafront buildings in Zanzibar, HERITAGE HEROES scours the world for the people and organizations responsible for rescuing, safeguarding and reviving our built heritage....
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6x24mnHD

HITLER AND THE APOSTLES OF EVIL

The devil and his confidants
Thanks to unpublished colorized archives and exceptional testimonies, HITLER AND THE APOSTLES OF EVIL sheds a light on this somehow still unknown personality and the influence of his confidants.
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90mnHD

HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF: A DANGEROUS BOOK

Why do the author's thoughts remain so fascinating?
The State of Bavaria prohibited MEIN KAMPF at the end of World War II. In 2016, 70 years after the death of his author, the book entered into the public domain. Several questions arise with it: why does the book remain so dangerous? Why do Hitler’s thoughts remain so fascinating? In...
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52mnHD

HOLLYWOOD'S 10 BEST - THE NEW SEASON

The new season
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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26x24mnHD

HONG KONG PHILARMONIC ORCHESTRA AT THE MUSIKVEREIN

Beethoven and Prokofiev
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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103mnHD

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GEORGE CHINNERY

Painting China in the mid-19th century
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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52mnHD

IREZUMI, THE JAPANESE ART OF TATTOO

The body as a canvas
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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52mnHD

ISIS: TERRORISM 2.0

How did the World let it emerge?
On November 13, 2015, a new terrorist organization strikes at the heart of a major Western capital: Paris. The toll is terrible giving ISIS an overnight and sinister fame. What is this terrorist group? Who are its men? Why going after France and the West? How did we let such a monster...
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52mnHD

IT’S ALL IN LEBANON

Pop culture and civil war
After 17 years of civil war between Christians and Muslims, the Israeli invasion, the Syrian occupation, 20,000 victims, Lebanese thought it was finally over. But 20 years after the official end of the war, Lebanon is still not a cohesive nation. Somehow, this film shows how peace has...
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52mnHD

KIM JONG-IL: THE FORBIDDEN BIOGRAPHY

A hazardous handover
Kim-Jong Il was the most secretive political leader on earth. A grotesque dictator with a finger on the nuclear trigger. Starting from a personality profile of this schizophrenic dictator through exclusive testimonies, this film offers a geopolitical analysis of the Korean peninsula based...
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52mnHD

KIM JONG-UN: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY

The heir to the first communist dynasty in History
He is the living God of the 9th nuclear power of the world. He is a Western educated young man and a basketball fan but raised in secrecy to take over the commands of the North Korean regime, the first communist dynasty in history. From him we only have amusing, absurd and sometimes...
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52mnHD

KIT ARMSTRONG: COMPOSERS OF THE GREAT WAR

A concert to commemorate 1914-1918
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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60mnHD

LA LA LA, A STORY OF MUSICALS

A playful panorama of an enchanting genre
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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52mnHD

LOG TRAIN TO PARIS

No wood, no ovens. No ovens, no bread. No bread... riots.
For more than three centuries, from 1547 to 1923, the forests of the Morvan region of France sent timber down the rivers to Paris. This vital source of energy was controlled by powerful wood merchants. The stakes were indeed high: without wood there could be no ovens; without ovens there...
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52mnHD

MAESTRO NAGANO

Music everywhere
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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52mnHD

MARCO POLO

A creation mixing classical and Asian dance
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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52mnHD

MARIANNE TRUDEL : A RISING STAR

The private concert
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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61mnHD

MY CULTURAL REVOLUTION

Mao's grinder
“I was barely 10 when I was thrown into this madness. The turmoil swallowed me. When it was over, I was a man. A pretty unusual teenage crisis!”. Xu Xing, a Chinese writer, revisits his early years which were ravaged by the Cultural Revolution. It cost him his illusions, his...
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52mnHD

NIGHT AT THE WAX MUSEUM

The Grévin Museum was opened on June 5, 1882, at 10 Boulevard Montmartre, Paris. The Museum contains some 250 characters from across the world ranging from actors, writers, sports people and other well known personalities. More than 800,000 people are visiting each year. Thomas, a...
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52mnHD

NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS, LIVING CATHEDRAL

The Cathedral as it Was Before the Disaster
"Notre-Dame de Paris, a Living Cathedral" is the official film of this iconic Gothic monument. Produced a few years ago, it was made for the visitors who wanted to know more about a landmark that has stood in the centre of Paris since its construction in 1163. Unveiling...
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52mnHD

ON THE TIGHT ROPE

A gravity defying creation
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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54mnHD

ON THE WRITERS' TRAIL

A literary pilgrimage
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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30x26mnHD

ONLY IN BOLLYWOOD

It makes Hollywood look dull
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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8x26mnHD

RAMESSES II THE GREAT JOURNEY

The post-mortem adventures of the greatest Pharaoh
3200 years ago, Egypt is living the final hours of its golden age under the reign of Ramesses II. After ruling the country for 67 years, the great pharaoh dies at the ripe old age of 92. His mummy is burried in the heart of the Valley of the Kings. This is the beginning of his great...
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52mnHD

RETURN TO SPIRIT

Chinese voices of extraordinary purity
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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55mnHD

RUSHING DREAMS

A child prodigy
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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58mnHD

RYTHMS AND FANTASIES

The rising star of classical violin
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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60mnHD

SCHUMANN'S SPRING

Passionate romanticism
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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84mnHD

SEBASTIEN GINIAUX & DENIS CHANG LIVE AT MONTREAL

Gypsy jazz at its best
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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61mnHD

SECRETS OF HISTORY

Why did Cleopatra kill herself? Did Judas betrayed Jesus? Was Napoleon poisoned? Through interviews of historians, archive images and re-enactments, this collection is about the exceptional fates of the most emblematic figures of European history and their greatest secrets. isonné ?
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60x90mnHD

SONG OF THE UNTOUCHABLE: A VIOLINIST IN INDIA

A musical journey
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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52mnHD

STYLEOGRAPHY

Charting celebrities’ evolving looks and fashion tastes
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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13x26mnHD

THE "ACTION DIRECTE" ORGANISATION SECRET HISTORY

A murderous ideology
In 1979, with the launching of Action Directe, France followed the path of its German and Italian neighbors with the emergence of a domestic terrorist violence which culminated with the murders of army General Audran in 1985 and of the head of Renault Georges Besse in 1986. The following...
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52mnHD

THE ALBERT GOERING FILE

The younger brother of the Reichmarschall Hermann Goering
His story is hard to believe and yet it is real. He was arrested three times by the Gestapo and released three times. On May 10, 1945, he was imprisoned by the American Army and interrogated. He then wrote a list of 34 names: people he had saved from deportation and death. His name was...
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52mnHD

THE BATTLE THE SOMME

On July 1st, 1916, masses of soldiers engaged in the most senseless offensive of an already absurd war. With 35 kg of equipment on their backs and orders not to run or throw themselves on the ground, they marched towards death as if in a military parade. In a single morning, 50,000 men...
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52mnHD

THE EIGHT SEASONS

A dialogue between two masterpieces
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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73mnHD

THE FINAL JOURNEY OF THE ROMANOVS

A century old tragedy
Following the February 1917 Russian revolution, the Tsar Nicolas II abdicates. This film is an exceptional daily account of the tragic fate of the whole imperial family until its demise in July 1918. It is the story of a drama unfolding while History is on march, from the February and...
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52mnHD

THE GREAT MASTERS OF PAINTING

The greatest art geniuses
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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15x52mnHD

THE IMMORTAL SHADOWS

When entertainment becomes art
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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52mnHD

THE KINGS OF FRANCE

The challenges of ruling
This series explores the history of France through its Kings, from the 15th to the 19th centuries, by uncovering how each one reigned, his specificities, skills and failings. Is it possible to find stability between personal life and political governance? What are the biggest obstacles...
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40x52mnHD

THE MARIE BESNARD CASE

A truth still shrouded in mystery
Marie Besnard, a young woman born at the end of the 19th century, was suspected of being a serial killer, using poison to dispose of her victims. After 3 trials spread over more than 10 years, she was finally released in 1954 and acquitted. Even today, the Marie Besnard’s case is...
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52mnHD

THE ROLE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

Movies' turning points
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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78x26mnHD

THE SECRET OF THE STONES

On the trail of History
THE SECRET OF THE STONES unveils the greatest archeological landmarks of the Mediterranean and the Middle East and the history that presided over their construction, their development and ultimate decline. Through findings shared by prestigious archeologists and with the help of CGI, we...
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8x52mnHD

THE TOMB OF THE USSR

40 years after, the story of a war that changed the face of the World
Forty years ago the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan launched to a 1O-year dirty conflict that changed the face of the world. Through exclusive archives of the Afghan guerilla and the testimony of the Soviet former commander in chief, discover the full story of a war which marked the...
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52mnHD

THE TRUE STORY OF PAPILLON

The most incredible ever escape from hell story
“Papillon”, starring Steve Mc Queen and Dustin Hoffman, was a major box office success when it came out in 1973 and is still viewed today as the best ever “escape from hell” scenario. It was actually based on a true story of 2 hoodlums locked away in a gruesome...
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52mnHD

THE VIOLINS OF HOPE

The violins of Holocaust victims return to life
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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88mnHD

THE VOICE OF ROMANTICISM

A magical moment...
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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101mnHD

TIAN ANMEN: THE FORBIDDEN MEMORY

30 ans after...
June 1989, Beijing, Tian Anmen Square. The tanks of the People’s Liberation Army violently repress the democratic aspirations of the Chinese youth. It is a bloodshed, with nearly a thousand killed. June 2009, Beijing, Tian Anmen Square. Friendly policemen, gazing tourists and Mao...
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52mnHD

TOO YOUNG TO DIE

Behind the myth
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 series TOO YOUNG TO DIE 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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TRAILBLAZERS IN HABITS

The Sisters who stood up for Human Rights
In America, the Maryknoll Sisters are truly iconic. Far from the clichés of Catholic nuns removed from the turmoil of the world, they have been witnesses and sometimes active players in some of the major historical events of the last Century such as the Chinese revolution, the...
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58mnHD

VALENTINA LISITSA

Virtuoso 2.0
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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125mnHD

VINCENT BOUCHER IN RECITAL

Eternal fervour
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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54mnHD

VUITTON, BEHIND THE SCENES OF LUXURY’S MASTERMIND

In the last two years, the company has started to change its image to face its greatest challenge: increasing its sales without becoming too mainstream. For the first time the most valuable French luxury brand gives a full access to its workshops, where its famous purses are cut with...
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62mnHD

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO?

Your favourite stars from the 80’s & 90’s are back
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
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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13mnHD

WHEN FLUTE AND PIANO JOIN IN SONG

A daring recital
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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61mnHD

WHEN PARIS WAS GERMAN

The good life
On June 14, 1940, the German army entered Paris and so began the occupation of the French capital. During 4 years the enemy imposed its law. A lot has been said on the daily lives of the French during this period made of shortages, repressive measures and assaults but never from the...
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100mnHD

ARCHITECTS ON THE FRONTLINE

A construction to change life
If society has an influence on architecture, the reverse is also true in the sense that some projects come to define a city, a region or a country. This series spans the globe charting projects from China to the Middle East from Africa to Europe, from small innovative constructions like...
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BUDDHA ON THE SILK ROAD

Unearthing incredible artistic treasures
A thousand years ago, adventurers left China crossing the endless desert in a quest for another world. Their crossing led the way to what would become the Silk Road. For centuries, the Silk Road, even if inhospitable, was nevertheless the stage of intense traffic and trade in which...
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52mn

FASHION VICTIM: THE KILLING OF GIANNI VERSACE

The rise and fall of a fashion icon
FASHION VICTIM: THE KILLING OF GIANNI VERSACE is the chilling and mesmerising story of a fashion giant set against the equally extraordinary tale of the life of his nemesis, 27 year old Andrew Cunanan. From the high-octane fashion circuits of Milan and Paris to the drug-ridden underworld...
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52mn

HUMANS: WHO ARE WE?

The uniqueness of man
In this two-part documentary, fossil hunters, linguists and psychologists come together for the first time to explain why humans are so unique. We alone can create spaceships and play music. Why? HUMANS: WHO ARE WE? answers this question and many more through spectacular re-enacted scenes...
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2x52mn

INSIDE HOLLYWOOD

Mysteries & scandals exposed
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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28x52mn

JACKIE KENNEDY: POWER & STYLE

The one and only Queen of America
Time has not dimmed the Jackie Kennedy mystique. Millions of people are still captivated by the details of her life and something more: her impeccable sense of self. As First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy brought beauty, intelligence and much taste to her role. Her courage during the tragedy...
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52mn

LIBERTY SHIPS

The oceans workhorses of WWII
In 1999, an old cargo ship, the Zhan Dou 43, ended its long career somewhere in China. This seemingly mundane event marked the end of the most incredible maritime and industrial saga. The Zhan Dou 43 was launched in Baltimore in 1943 and was the last Liberty Ship still plying for trade....
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2x52mn

LIVING STONES 2

The wonders of archeology
This second season of LIVING STONES is the half-hour version of THE SECRET OF STONES, an extensive documentary series devoted to the archeological heritage of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. It unveils the greatest landmarks and the history that presided over their construction,...
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10x26mn

MASSOUD, THE LION OF PANJSHIR

An icon of resistance to the Soviet Union and Islamic fanaticism
Less than 48 hours before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Commander Ahmad Shah Massoud was assassinated by two men disguised as journalists. He was an icon of resistance to the Soviet Union and, subsequently, to Islamic fanaticism. Today, the outlandish commander is as...
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52mn

PARAIBA MEU AMOR

The soul music of Northeast Brazil
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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52mn

PARAIBA MEU AMOR (LONG VERSION)

The soul music of Northeast Brazil
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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74mn

THE LAND AND THE SACRED

The spiritual dimension of natural elements
Through time and across civilizations, Man has always given a spiritual dimension to Earth and Nature. For instance, water has been the source of numerous legends and rituals while animals have been assimilated as divinities or messengers of the gods. Even landscapes, with the mountains,...
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3x52mn

THE PEBBLE, FROM CLIFF TO MAN

A geological saga
High white chalk cliffs overhanging a long beach and its pebbles. Nothing special. Yet these pebbles are the outcome of a long and fascinating process involving all natural elements. Issued from the cliffs, they take on their gentle shapes only after a long process of erosion. On this...
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52mn

THE POACHING OF AFRICAN WILDLIFE

Story of a mass murder
The story of Man and the African fauna dates back to the circus games in Rome and the sacrifice of an incredible number of animals. Later on, animals will become prey to white colons trophy hunters and then victims of the African themselves when the demographic explosion will lead to the...
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52mn

THE VIETNAM WAR

A descent into hell
The Vietnam War cost the lives of 58.000 Americans and 3.000.000 Vietnamese. It was a defining event for an entire generation and the most divisive thing that has happened to America in modern times. For over 30 years Americans, as well as the rest of the World, have asked why: why did...
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3x52mn

UMBRIA

The boat that became a reef
On June 10, 1940, the Umbria, a huge Italian battleship, went down in the Red Sea near Port Sudan. With the vessel 10,000 tons of ammunition, 300,000 bombs and air mines, military trucks, motorcycles and 50,000 Austrian silver coins sank to the bottom of the sea. In 1949, underwater...
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52mn

WOMEN ADVENTURERS

No fear
WOMEN ADVENTURERS features five stories of truly remarkable women. Explorers, pilots or thrill seekers, each set off on an odyssey to a remote and often unknown part of the world. Some found adventure by reaching their goals, be it an unknown tribe or a Forbidden City. Others had...
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5x52mn