The Five French Films to Watch on TV5MONDE in October
In October, TV5MONDE offers a special culinary lineup for La semaine du goût, including the hit TV Show Chefs. But that's not all; critic favorite Patients will be schedulded as well as a brilliant comedy with Juliette Binoche, Telle mère, telle fille.
Based on the true story of rapper Grand Corps Malade, Patients avoids self-pity by delivering a realistic view of a man on a path to rebuilding his life. A beautiful testament to hope and courage.
"Disarmingly light-hearted and cheerful, Patients shakes up the weepy disability dramedy with a defiant hymn to life that sparkles with hope." - France Today
Director: Grand Corps Malade, Mehdi Idir (France 2017)
Cast: Pablo Pauly (Ben), Soufiane Guerrab (Farid), Moussa Mansaly (Toussaint), Nailia Harzoune (Samia), Franck Falise (Steeve), Yannick Renier (François), Jason Divengele (Lamine), Rabah Nait Oufella (Eddy), Alban Ivanov (Jean-Marie), Anne Benoît (Christiane)
Genre: Dramatic Comedy
Runtime: 1h 50m
Monsieur je-sais-tout (2017)
"This sensible comedy reminiscent of Rain Man brings grace without pathos and embarks you on a journey of emotions - Télé 7 Jours
Cast: Arnaud Ducret (Vincent Barteau), Max baisette de Malglaive (Léo), Alice David (Mathilde), Jean-François Cayrey (Louis Germain), Caroline Silhol (Françoise Barteau)Genre: Dramatic Comedy
Telle mère telle fille (2018)
At age 30, Avril leads a tidy life. All the opposite of his mother, Mado, eternal teenager who lives with the hooks of his daughter since his divorce. But when the two women are getting pregnant at the same time and under the same roof, the trouble begins!
"It’s not that often that we get to see Juliette Binoche in a more comedic role, much less one where she plays a pregnant mother who’s less mature than her adult offspring, so that alone provides a measure of interest." - Hollywood Reporter
Cast: Juliette Binoche (Mado), Camille Cottin (Avril), Lambert Wilson (Marc), Catherine Jacob (Irène), Jean-Luc Bideau (Debulac), Michaël Dichter (Louis), Stéfi Celma (Charlotte), Philippe Vieux (Michel)
Le sens de la fête (2016)
From Intouchables' directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, Le sens de la fête is a smart, witty and quirky comedy.
"This is an expertly assembled, tartly played and hugely enjoyable romp." - Hollywood Reporter
Director: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano (France 2016)
Cast: Jean-Pierre Bacri (Max), Jean-Paul Rouve (Guy), Gilles Lellouche (James), Vincent Macaigne (Julien), Eye Haïdara (Adèle), Suzanne Clément (Josiane), Alban Ivanov (Samy)
Run time: 1h 57m
French actor Clovis Cornillac is a kind of Dr. House version of a chef in this TV Show that finds the right balance between drama and thriller.
"A 3-Star TV Show" - Le Parisien
Cast: Émile Schneider (Pierre), Juliette Gosselin (Berthe), Mylène Mackay (Marguerite), Céline Bonnier (Yvonne), Tony Nardi (Élio), Luca Asselin (Ollier), Réal Bossé (Elphège)