Our April Selection on TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand

This April, TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand features exciting films based on best- selling books. Our favorite? Fabrice Luchini and Camille Cotin star in the touching film Le mystère Henri Pick, based on the 2016 novel by David Foenkinos about the search for the mysterious author responsible for a new masterpiece in French literature.

Le mystère Henri Pick (2018)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning April 17.

A successful adaptation of the eponymous novel by David Foenkinos, of course with some added dazzle, provided by Fabrice Luchini's lavish delivery.

A young editor discovers a rejected manuscript that she considers a masterpiece and sets out to discover everything she can about the mysterious author, a Breton pizza maker who died two years earlier.

"It is a warm, light-hearted story: blessed with a strong cast, a script sparkling with wit, and a literary sense that makes it bounce along like an Agatha Christie-styled thriller." - Fiction Machine

Director Rémi Bezançon (2018)
Cast : Fabrice Luchini, Camille Cottin, Alice Isaaz
Genre : Comedy

Roxane (2018)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning April 24.

An intelligent and touching social comedy about the crisis in the agricultural world. Guillaume de Tonquedec and his hen are both excellent!

"A bittersweet, charming tale which feels like an Ealing comedy-meets-Ken-Loach-lite." - Stuff.co.nz

Director: Mélanie Auffret
Cast: Guillaume de Tonquedec, Léa Drucker, Lionel Abelanski
Genre : Comedy

Rémi sans famille (2017)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning April 24.

Adapted from the Hector Malot novel, this tale turns out to be the perfect family entertainment in these difficult times. 

Rémi, a 10-year-old orphan, is sold to a travelling musician. The two set off on a series of misadventures across France, but their travels bring Rémi closer to uncovering the truth of his past.

"The image is neat with sumptuous landscapes and symphonic music, and the cast is up to the task given this challenging topic." - Fotogramas

Director: Antoine Blossier
Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Maleaume Paquin, Virginie Ledoyen
Genre : Drama

L'empereur de Paris (2017)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning April 10.

This historical thriller with fabulous sets and five-star cast (Vincent Cassel, Fabrice Luchini, Patrick Chesnais) pays a beautiful tribute to the fascinating Vidocq. Don't miss this immensely popular and successful film.

During Napoléon's reign, an escaped convict trying to outrun his past is falsely accused of murder. In exchange for his release, he agrees to help the police infiltrate Paris's criminal underworld.

"Jean-François Richet's film is a stimulating approach to capturing the life of Eugène-François Vidocq." - Fotogramas

Director : Jean-François Richet
Cast : Vincent Cassel, Patrick Chesnais, August Diehl
Genre : Drama

Au revoir là-haut (2016)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning April 24

Poetic, off the wall, moving, hilarious - Albert Dupontel's masterpiece is everything you want in a film and is undoubtedly one of the best made in France in recent years.

After being shunned by society, two World War I veterans struggling to survive decide to sell fake memorials to towns that would rather honor their dead than help the living.

"Dupontel's film version of the ambitious Victor Hugo-like tome accomplishes precisely what modern cinema seems to be lacking when old-timers complain that "they don't make 'em like they used to."

Director : Albert Dupontel
Cast : Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Albert Dupontel, Laurent Lafitte
Genre : Drama

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