Our December Selection of French Films on TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand

Heart-warming films and comedies to enjoy with the entire family are on the TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand roster for December, starting with Dany Boon's successful homage to 1980s detective comedy, RAID Dingue.

RAID Dingue

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning December 4.

Dany Boon pays homage to the detective comedies of the 80's with Coluche and Pierre Richard, and directs an hilarious slapstick comedy, which features Alice Pol; simply perfect in this role.

A bumbling cop becomes the first woman admitted to an elite police squad and is partnered with a misogynist agent. Together they must take down the formidable Gang of Leopards.

"In the end, the actor-director pays tribute to the actions of the SWAT team and we pay homage to the amazing performance of Alice Pol." - Le Parisien

Director: Dany Boon (2016)
Cast: Alice Pol, Dany Boon, Michel Blanc
Genre: Comedy

Le dindon

In French with English subtitles. Available December 25.

Jalil Lespert adapts Feydeau brilliantly and produces a sharp comedy on the bourgeoisie, with dialogue that really hits the mark.

A married man tries to seduce the wife of his philandering friend.

"A way of reminding us that French comedy still has a lot of things in store and that sometimes it is enough to dig into the classics to reinvigorate it." - Écran Large

Director: Jalil Lespert (2018)
Cast: Dany Boon, Guillaume Gallienne, Alice Pol
Genre: Comedy


In French with English subtitles. Available beginning December 4.

A vibrant tribute to these Algerian women, who refuse to submit to cultural norms and risk their lives. Touching and uplifting.

The country is in the hands of terrorist groups, seeking to establish an Islamic and archaic state. Women are particularly affected and oppressed by primitive diktas, who seek to take control of their bodies and control their passage through the public space. While a frenzied hunt for women unveiled is launched, Nedjma, a young student passionate about fashion, is determined to federate the girls of her campus to organise a fashion show braving all the forbidden.

"Like its magnetic lead, the film is alternately warm and viscerally angry, with scant patience for nuance." - Financial Times

Director: Mounia Meddour (2019)
Cast: Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda
Genre: Drama

Place des victoires

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning December 11.

A feature film that is reminscient of Gérard Jugnot's Une époque formidable or Charlie Chaplin's The Kid. A touching film and a call for solidarity. Watch with the kids!

Place des Victoires is the story of an improbable and life-saving encounter between Bruno, a forty-year-old marginalized by professional and family setbacks, and Gagic, a mischievous street kid. Bruno will gradually rise to the surface, guided by this sunny little boy, full of mischief and poetry.

Good feelings wash over you in this nice nod to Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid" - Télé 7 jours

Director: Yoann Guillouzouic (2019)
Cast: Guillaume de Tonquedec, Piti Puia, Richard Bohringer
Genre: Dramedy

Debout sur la montagne

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning December 4.

A film in a class all its own about thirty-somethings in need of spice in their lives. Somewhere between the quirky country comedy and the fantastic tale.

Hugo, Stan and Berenice were best friends while being raised in a small mountain town before growing apart, but a tragic event reunites them for the start of a new adventure.

"A quaint metaphisical tale with modest ambitions and wonderful special effects. Here is a spellbinding film." - Sud Ouest

Director: Sébastien Betbeder (2019)
Cast: William Lebghil, Izia Higelin, Bastien Bouillon
Genre: Comedy

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