Every week, France-Amérique will compile a list of 5 films, series, documentaries, cooking shows, and children’s shows you don’t want to miss on TV5MONDE USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States.
1. Des Français libres, sauver l’honneur
Monday, December 14, at 3 pm EST (12 pm PST)
Between June 1940 and the early days of 1943, the handful of men and women who had gathered around General de Gaulle brought off an impossible gamble: legitimizing an opposition in exile, providing secret services and the beginnings of an army. Their aim: defeating Nazism and liberating France. | Documentary directed by Serge Tignères with Bruno Davézé (France, 2020).
2. Le Comte de Monte-Cristo
Tuesday, December 15, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Marseille, 1814. Edmond Dantès, a young sailor promoted to the rank of first mate, is about to marry Mercédès. But, accused of treason by his fellow sailors who are jealous of his situation, he is arrested, found guilty and imprisoned at the Château d’If. He remains there for eighteen long years. | Film directed by Robert Vernay with Jean Marais, Lia Amanda, and Jacques Castelot (France, Italy, 1954).
© Roger Corbeau/Productions Roitfeld
3. Le Parfum de la dame en noir
Thursday, December 17, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Newly married, Mathilde Strangerson and Robert Darzac go away on holiday to stay with their friends Edith and Arthur Rance at the Château d’Hercule. However, Larsan reappears and once again terrorises Mathilde. Rouletabille investigates, assisted by his trusty Sainclair… | Film directed by Bruno Podalydès with Denis Podalydès, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Noël Brouté, and Pierre Arditi (France, 2004).
© Anne-Françoise Brillot/Why Not Productions
4. Les fausses confidences
Friday, December 18, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
A young, penniless man, Dorante, gets himself hired as a secretary by Araminte, the rich widow he secretly loves. To ingratiate himself, he can count on the valet Dubois, who already works there. But Mrs Argante, Araminte’s mother, plans to marry her daughter to Count Dorimont… | Television film directed by Luc Bondy and Marie-Louise Bischofberger-Bondy with Isabelle Huppert, Louis Garrel, and Bulle Ogie (France, 2016).
© Jess Hoffman
5. Benoît Brisefer : Les taxis rouges
Sunday, December 20, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Benoît Brisefer, a ten year-old with superhuman strength, never hesitates to jump in and defend his friends. So when Poilonez and his gang target his friend Dussiflard, he does all he can to foil their plans… But beware, Benoît loses all his powers as soon as he catches a cold! | Film directed by Manuel Pradal with Léopold Huet, Gérard Jugnot, and Jean Reno (France, 2013).
© Lambart Productions
=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5MONDE USA is available on the channel’s website!