Stream these French movies on TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand in March

This March, TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand features characters who discover that the world is made up of shades of grey. In the 2018 film Un beau voyou, Charles Berling stars as a detective on the verge of retirement who can’t resist tracking down a clever art thief, and the 2020 film Des hommes uncovers the secrets of three men who fought in the Algerian War and buried the horrors of their past.

The best French movies on the French platform TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand

Des hommes — available beginning March 25

In a small village in Burgundy, Solange’s 60th birthday celebration is interrupted by her estranged brother, whose painful memories from the Algerian War reveal previously untold horrors. 

Director: Lucas Belvaux (2021)
Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Frot, Yoann Zimmer
Genre: Drama, in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: Gérard Depardieu in a dramatic role, The Deer Hunter with Robert de Niro, movies based on books, the absurdities of war

Les éblouis — available from March 18

After her parents force their family to join a religious community, Camille becomes worried about the group's cultish behavior and vows to do anything to protect her younger siblings.

Director: Sara Suco (2019)
Cast: Camille Cottin, Jean-Pierre Darrouissin, Eric Caravaca
Genre: Drama, in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: Camille Cottin (Andréa in Call My Agent), movies about cults, moving films with complexity, directorial autobiographies

Un beau voyou — available from March 11

Just as Captain Beffrois is about to retire from the police force, the theft of a painting grabs his attention, and he can’t resist tracking down the unusually clever crook.Director: Axelle Ropert (2013)

Director: Lucas Bernard (2018)
Cast: Charles Berling, Swann Arlaud, Jennifer Decker
Genre: Comedy, suspense in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: Cat and mouse chase movies, comedic crime movies, beautiful shots on Paris' roofs, Belmondo's action flicks

Coup de chaud — Available beginning March 18

During the height of a sweltering summer heatwave, a small village is on the brink of exploding. The local troublemaker, Joseph, tests the patience of the irate inhabitants, until he is suddenly found dead.

Director: Raphaël Jacoulot (2015)
Cast: Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Karim Leklou, Carole Franck
Genre: Thriller , drama, in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: antiheros, whodunit movies, eerie atmospheres

Les apaches — available from March 18

When the tourists invade Corsica, a group of troublemaking teenagers break into an unoccupied luxury villa. The group feels untouchable, until one of their numbers wants to confess to their crime.

Director: Thierry de Peretti (2013)
Cast: François-Joseph Gulioli, Aziz El Addachi
Genre: Drama in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: French social dramas, documentary-style films, dark teen movies

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