Our October Favorites on TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand

This October, TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand has an adventure filled lineup! Marion Cotillard stars in the historical drama, Le dernier vol, about an adventurer who treks through the Sahara Desert in search of her missing partner and François Cluzet plays a skipper who finally gets his chance to compete in the famous Vendée Globe yacht race in the film En solitaire.

En solitaire

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning October 15.

An astonishing screenplay captured almost entirely out at sea, this is an ode to morality and solidarity embodied by a raw performance given by François Cluzet. 

Yann’s dreams are finally coming true after he becomes a replacement skipper for the famous Vendée Globe yacht race, but just as Yann takes the lead, he makes a discovery that  could jeopardize his chance at winning.

"This maritime thriller, as tense as a mansail line, draws in its wake the portrait of a modern hero" - Paris Match

Director: Christophe Offenstein (2012)
Cast: François Cluzet, Samy Seghur, Virginie Efira
Genre: Drama

Le dernier vol

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning October 22.

Inspired by The English Patient with Juliette Binoche, this romantic film celebrates, above all, the powerful on-screen meeting of Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet.

The Sahara, 1933. When a famous pilot disappears in the desert while trying to set a new  flight record, his mistress, an adventurer in her own right, braves the harsh environment to  search for him.

"The film will be worth it if only for the meeting between the passionate Marion Cotillard and the rebel Guillaume Canet, both in roles worthy of their talent." - Le Figaroscope

Director: Karim Dridri (2009)
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Guillaume Canet, Guillaume Marquet
Genre: Aventure, drama

La piste

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning October 29.

A poetic teen adventure, shot in the beautiful desert of Namibia.

After the death of her mother, Grace returns to Africa in search of her estranged father and  the two reunite, only to be separated by a violent windstorm. When the rescue attempts  stall, Grace must set off into the desert to find her father. 

"Filmed with a superb sense of scenery, and a great empathy for the characters." - Le Figaroscope

Director: Eric Valli (2004)
Cast: Julian Sands, Ériq Ebouaney, Camille Summers
Genre: Aventure

Le convoyeur

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning October 29.

An ambitious film full of tension and realism, largely inspired by Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver.

An armored truck company is in crisis after three of their trucks were involved in violent  hold-ups. To reassure their clients, the company hires a new security guard, but the  mysterious man may not be what he seems. 

"It’s been a long time since movies like this have been made, and the French are on a roll this year." - Film Threat

Director: Nicolas Boukhrief (2003)
Cast: Albert Dupontel, Jean Dujardin, François Berléand
Genre: Crime drama


In French with English subtitles. Available beginning October 22.

A feature film somewhere between psychological drama and action film, against magnificent Alpine landscapes.

Gaspard, a talented snowboarder lacking in ambition, is offered the chance of a lifetime to  train with his idol, but he soon discovers that the world of professional snowboarding is  darker than he realized. 

" The film therefore turns out to be a clever compromise between commercial style and indie ambitions. A satisfying surprise of a film ." - Première

Director: Olias Barco (2001)
Cast: Nicolas Duvauchelle, Grégoire Colin, Juliette Goudot
Genre: Action

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