Our December Selection of French Films on TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand

It's finally December! We are presenting a six-film lineup in celebration of that magical time of year, with adventure-filled and heart rendering films for the whole family to enjoy.

Les visiteurs: la révolution (2016)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning December 21

We love a good historical comedy. Now's your chance to have a laugh while brushing up on your Bastille Day knowledge.

In the third installment of Godefroy's time travelling adventure, the medieval knight and his squire are transported to 1789 during the height of the French Revolution.

Christian Clavier and Jean Reno obviously took great pleasure in going back in time once more. And the spectators will too". - CNews

Directed by: Jean-Marie Poiré
Cast:[nbspJean Reno, Christian Clavier, Marie-Anne Chazel
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

Belle et Sébastien, l'aventure continue (2015)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning December 7 

Nothing moves the hearts of children and grownups alike than the adventurous tales of a man's best friend at our side. Belle and Sebastian are too loveable together in this instalment, in which they investigate a mysterious plane crash.

In 1945, Sebastien and his faithful dog, Belle, set off for the Italian Alps on a rescue mission after hearing that their friend, Angelina, may have been involved in a place crash.

“A winning recipe of stunning natural settings, thrilling adventure and key relationships for a little boy who loves his dog." - Urban Cinephile

Directed by: Christian Duguay
Cast:Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Margaux Chatelier
Genre: Drama

Les nouvelles aventures d'Aladin (2015)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning December 14

Kev Adams is back this month, this time as an updated, ultra suave Aladdin! Only in 2015 will the magic carpets be hotwired, and the musical numbers come together as popping rap joints. 

On Christmas Eve, Sam and his friend dress up as Santas to rob a department store, only to be interrupted by a group of kids begging for a story. Thinking on their feet, the two act out an improvised version of Aladdin.

This funny French teen blockbuster should make Kev Adams the sultan of French comedy" - Paris Match

Directed by: Arthur Benzaquen
Cast: Kev Adams, Jean-Paul Rouve, Vanessa Guide
Genre: Comedy

Les garçons et guillaume, à table ! (2013)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning December 28

Les garçons et guillaume, à table ! brings new and endearing meaning to bizarre comedy. Guillaume's talent for subtlety and nuance is indeed something to marvel at, making the film an absolute hypnotic spectacle to watch.

In this film adaptation of Guillaume Gallienne's critically acclaimed stage show, a young Guillaume struggles to find his true identity under the detrimental influence of his mother.

"Moving seamlessly between stage and screen enactments, Guillaume, who plays both himself and his neurotic, chain-smoking mum, concocts plenty of blackly comic moments." - New Zealand Herald

Directed by: Guillaume Gallienne
Cast: Guillaume Gallienne, André Marcon, Françoise Fabian
Genre: Comedy

Le Prénom (2012)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning December 7

Expertly written and cleverly performed, Le Prénom will get you into the Christmas spirit just the way gruesome wars among family members can.

Chaos erupts when Vincent, an expectant father, reveals the unconventional name of his future son to a group of his closest friends.

“Frequently delightful, full of ribald humor and compelling, intelligent debate." - Village Voice

Directed by: Matthieu Delaporte, Alexandre de la Patellière
Cast:[nbspPatrick Bruel, Valérie Benguigui, Charles Berling
Genre: Comedy

Sur la piste du Marsupilami (2012)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning December 7

Wacky and safe for the kids, Marsupilami is a feast for the eyes with brilliant colors, natural settings, and cheeky humor, delivered by funnyman Jamel Debbouze and charming writer/director, Alain Chabat.

Dan Geraldo, a reporter, arrives in Palombia for a scoop, but when his local guide tells him the story of the marsupilami, the two set out on an adventure to find this mythical creature.

“A lively if chaotic comic book comedy from Alain Chabat" The Hollywood Reporter

Directed by: Alain Chabat
Cast:Jamel Debbouze, Alain Chabat, Frédéric Testot
Genre: Comedy

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