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. Les routes de l’esclavage – 476-1375 : Au-delà du désert
Monday, November 2, at 3 pm EST (12 pm PST)
476 AD. Rome falls under the pressure of the barbarian invasions. On its ruins the Arabs found an empire stretching from the banks of the Indus to south of the Sahara, developing a long-term slave trade network between Africa and the Middle-East, centered on the cities of Cairo and Timbuktu. | Documentary series directed by Daniel Cattier, Juan Gélas et Fanny Glissant (France, 2018).
© CPB Films
2. Fortune et infortunes des Bettencourt
Wednesday, November 4, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
The story of a rich and mysterious family, the Bettencourts, and of the creation of an empire: L’Oréal. A story worthy of any Balzac novel, spanning the 20th century, its sociological and aesthetic changes and its darkest days. It all begins with Eugène Schueller, the father of Liliane Bettencourt. | Documentary directed by Gérard Miller (France, 2016).
© Kathleen Blumenfeld/Roger-Viollet
3. Sauf le respect que je vous dois
Thursday, November 5, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
François, 40, has everything one could wish for: a family, a job, friends. But a tragic event at work calls into question the principles that govern his life. Will François be able to rouse himself and refuse what he now regards as intolerable? | Film directed by Fabienne Godet with Olivier Gourmet, Dominique Blanc, and Julie Depardieu (France, 2004).
© Christophe Henry/Le Bureau
4. Meurtres à Sarlat
Friday, November 6, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
A corpse is discovered near a castle moat in the medieval town of Sarlat-la-Canéda in the Périgord. The murder scene includes references to the region’s 17th-century peasant revolts. The investigation is entrusted to police chief Claire Dalmas and captain Eric Pavin, two officers who clearly have a score to settle… | Television film directed by Delphine Lemoine with Cécile Bois, Thierry Godard, and Christopher Buchholz (France, 2017).
© Jean-Philippe Baltel/Lizland Films/France Télévisions
5. Vous êtes jeunes, vous êtes beaux
Sunday, November 8, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Lucius, 73, knows his days are numbered. So when Lahire offers him the chance to supplement his meagre earnings by participating in underground boxing matches he accepts. Watched by his confidante, Mona, this strange experience will transform his life. | Film directed by Franchin Don with Gérard Darmon, Josiane Balasko, and Patrick Bouchitey (France, 2018).
© KOI Films
=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5MONDE USA is available on the channel’s website!