Our November Favorites on TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand

On this month's TV5MONDE on Demand program, we have the excellent medical trilogy of the former doctor turned director Thomas Lilti, and the agonizing psychological thriller with Karin Viard, Chanson Douce. 



In French with English subtitles. Available beginning November 5.

The first film in Thomas Lilti's medical trilogy, Hippocrates is a touching and realistic immersion in the world of medical interns.

Benjamin is sure that he is destined to be a great doctor, but his first internship is more  challenging than he thought. The overwhelming pressure and responsibilities will force  Benjamin to grow up and confront his limits.

"Vincent Lacoste is riveting as young intern facing personal and professional crises." - Boston Herald

Director: Thomas Lilti (2014)
Cast: Vincent Lacoste, Jacques Gamblin, Reda Katedb
Genre: Drama

Médecin de campagne

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning November 5.

Thomas Lilti, a former doctor who became a director, has produced a beautiful feature film full of life. A film which looks at the noble and gracious side of humanity.
When a beloved country doctor becomes ill, Natalie, a newly graduated doctor, arrives to assist him, but she struggles to adjust to working with a man who views himself as irreplaceable.
"It's a film of quality that serves as a reminder of the dedication and commitment of people in the medical profession.." - The Australian

Director: Thomas Lilti (2016)
Cast: François Cluzet, Marianne Denicourt, Isabelle Sadoyan
Genre: Aventure, drama

Première année

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning November 5.

In the last installment of Thomas Lilti's medical trilogy, the director tackles in a realistic, almost documentary style, the harrowing first year of med school. A film that captures the fascinating parts of gruelling study .

Antoine is starting his third first year of medical school, and Benjamin is just out of high school. This unlikely pair teams up to try and balance the daily hardships of medical school  with their hopes for the future.

"The film's heart beats through its central, intense, and fragile relationship between two ambitious young men." - Chicago Reader

Director: Thomas Lilti (2018)
Cast: Vincent Lacsote, William Lebghil, Michel Lerousseau
Genre: Dramatic comedy

Quand je ne dors pas

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning November 12.

An original stroll in the streets of Paris, illuminated by a magnificent black and white film. We let ourselves be carried away by nightly whimsies of the main character.

Twenty-year-old Antoine becomes fixated on taking the first train out of Paris bound for the sea, but he doesn’t have enough money. Rather than sleeping, Antoine decides to spend  the night gathering the necessary funds.

"We highly recommend it if you like a beautiful story with a lot of poetry." - Ouest France

Director: Tommy Weber (2015)
Cast: Hortense Gelinet, Élise Lhomeau, Stanley Weber
Genre: Drama

Chanson douce

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning November 12.

Adapted from the successful novel by Leïla Slimani, this thriller rises in tension with a steady rhythm of foreboding scenes, until the final climax.

Myriam, a mother of two, decides to return to work, so she and her husband hire a nanny. Louise is an instant hit with the whole family, but little by little the family starts to notice  the nanny’s darker side.

"The film sneaks up on you, just as the character does to Myriam and Paul. By the time Louise's parasitism emerges, it's too late to stop what's coming.." - Vague Visages

Director: Lucie Borleteau (2019)
Cast: Karin Viard, LeÏla Bekhti, Antoine Reinartz
Genre: Drama

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