This Week on TV5MONDE USA (October 19-25)

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. La sentinelle
Tuesday, October 20, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)

Twenty-five-year-old Mathias heads to Paris to study forensics. In the train, a man threatens him then disappears. The next day he finds a shrunken head typical of the Jivaro Indians in his luggage. Initially afraid, he is quickly fascinated by this body fragment… | Film directed by Arnaud Desplechin with Emmanuel Salinger, Emmanuelle Devos, Thibault de Montalembert, and Jean-Louis Richard (France, 1992).


© Arthur Le Caisne/Why Not Productions

2. Des racines et des ailes – Passion patrimoine : En Gironde, des vignobles aux grands lacs
Wednesday, October 21, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)

Gironde is metropolitan France’s largest département. Discover its internationally renowned vineyards but also its outstanding natural coastal and inland heritage… | Documentary directed by Raynald Mérienne (France, 2015).


© Eclectic Production

3. A tous ceux qui ne me lisent pas
Thursday, October 22, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)

Yves, an anti-conformist and moneyless poet, enters into the life of Dyane and her son Marc, a studious teenager who would have preferred to avoid this disturbance. But the poet’s rebellious spirit gradually encourages Marc off the beaten track… Loosely based on the life of the poet Yves Boisvert. | Film directed by Yan Giroux with Martin Dubreuil, Céline Bonnier, and Henri Richer-Picard (Canada, 2018).


© Les Films Christal

4. Meurtres en Auvergne
Friday, October 23, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)

A woman’s body is found near a lake. The murderer seems to have copied an ancient local legend about the punishment of sinners who provoked the wrath of God. Was the victim a sinner in his eyes ? A complicated investigation for Captain Romagnat and Warrant Officer Lefaivre. | Television film directed by Thierry Binisti avec Frédéric Diefenthal, Sofia Essaïdi et Arnaud Binard (France, 2017).


© Studio CCSP

5. Ni juge, ni soumise
Sunday, October 25, at 9:30 pm EST (6:30 pm PST)

In Brussels, over a period of three years, Yves Hinant and Jean Libon, directors of the Strip-tease documentary show, followed the judge Anne Gruwez during her criminal investigations, hearings, and visits to crime scenes. | Documentary directed by Yves Hinant and Jean Libon (France, Belgium, 2017).


© Le Petit Bureau

=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5MONDE USA is available on the channel’s website!