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TV5MONDE Program Highlights – November 2022


Masculin féminin by Jean-Luc Godard

November 1-30, 2022

The international French-language network TV5 Monde is showing several fantastic programs in November. In addition to offering premium films, the program includes several engaging features, a special selection focused on Coluche, and a chance to discover exciting documentaries, series, and classics, from Claude Zidi’s “Banzaï” to “Masculin féminin” by filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, and new series “L’amour (presque) parfait.” We’ve rounded up some of the very best must-see programs this month, get ready to immerse yourself in French culture!




Tandem Starting November 6 at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT

Season 6 premiere

(English ST)

A French mystery series, set in Montpellier, France. Commander Léa Soler, the new head of the Montpellier investigations division, must work with Paul Marchal, a brilliant uncontrollable wild card cop who also happens to be her ex-husband…and the father of her two teenage kids.

Director: Bénédicte Delmas (France, 2021)

Cast: Astrid Veillon, Stéphane Blancafort, Piérick Tournier, Baya Rehaz, Tatiana Gousseff, Alban Casterman

Genre: Crime, drama


L’amour (presque) parfait – November 22 & 29 at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT

Exclusive premiere

(English ST)

Julie, 36, recently dumped, without children, unemployed, checks all the boxes of the perfect loser. But a phone call changes everything. The man on the other line makes her a perfect proposal. She is ecstatic until the moment she realizes the phone she is desperately clinging on to is in fact, not hers…

Director: Pascale Pouzadoux (France, 2022)

Cast: Maud Baecker, Tom Leeb, François Vincentelli, Nadia Roz, Isabelle Vitari

Genre: Comedy (mini-series)


Les Simone Seasons 1-3 now streaming here

(English ST)

Three friends in their thirties lead lives as different as they are hectic. Newly qualified Maxim wants to drop everything to move to Montreal. Laurence, “miss perfect”, continues her career in the media. Nikki, make-up artist by day and barmaid by night, is forever in search of thrills and excitement.

Director: Ricardo Trogi (Canada, 2016-)

Cast: Anne-Élisabeth Bossé, Rachel Graton, Marie-Ève Perron, David Giguère

Genre: Dramedy


Lâcher prise – Seasons 1-4 now streaming here 

(English ST)

Thirty-something workaholic Valerie hits rock bottom and now must reflect on her past decisions to overcome depression.

Director: Stéphane Lapointe, Sébastien Gagné (Canada, 2017-)

Cast: Sophie Cadieux, Antoine Archambault, Sylvie Léonard

Genre: Dramedy




C’est toi que j’attendais – November 27 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

Exclusive premiere

(English ST)

An immersion in the private lives of couples hoping to adopt, patiently waiting for the call that will change their lives. Alexandra tries every possible means to find her son, born anonymously, whilst Sylvian is fighting to find his biological mother. Different lives, but each rich in emotion.

Director: Stéphanie Pillonca (France, 2020)

Awards: Best film (La Baule 2021), Audience prize (Valenciennes 2021), official selections (Saint Jean de Luz 2020, Angoulême 2020)


À la Vie, À la Terre- Les îles de la Madeleine – November 9 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

Original documentary series, exclusive premiere

Streaming on TV5MONDEplus beginning November 3

(English ST)

In the heart of the Gulf of St Lawrence, the Magdalen archipelago is in danger of disappearing with temperatures in Canada rising twice as fast as the rest of the planet. As locals and public authorities work to protect their lands, climate change is already a reality.

Presenter: Chloé Nabédian (France 2022)


Tunisie, la belle de la Méditerranée  November 23 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

Exclusive premiere

Streaming on TV5MONDEplus beginning November 19 

*In conjunction with the 2022 Francophonie Summit in Djerba, Tunisia on November 19 & 20*
(English ST)

Enchanting and dynamic, Tunisia is a country just brimming with treasures waiting to be discovered, notably in the winding passageways of the souks. Behind sun-drenched façades in dazzling white, men and women perpetuate an expertise handed-down from generation to generation and preserve an exceptional architectural heritage.

Director: Éric Bacos (France 2022)


eL Seed, derrière les calligraphies – November 23 at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT
Streaming on TV5MONDEplus here

*In conjunction with the 2022 Francophonie Summit in Djerba, Tunisia on November 19 & 20*

(English ST)

Between Dubai, Gabès, New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Toronto, Abu Dhabi, a year in the life of the Franco-Tunisian graffiti artist eL Seed. He talks about his life, from his Tunisian roots to the international recognition of his work. The chance to discover an artist in perpetual movement and multi-faceted work.

Director: Narinderpal Singh Chandok (France 2020)




Masculin féminin Now streaming here

(English ST)

A romance between young Parisians, shown through a series of vignettes.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard (France, Sweden 1966)

Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Chantal Goya, Marlène Jobert

Genre: Drama, Romance


Theme: Coluche 

Inspecteur la BavureAvailable beginning November 4

(English ST)

A maladroit policeman is tasked to protect a reporter from the most famous gangster in Paris.

Director: Claude Zidi (1980)

Cast: Coluche, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Lavanant

Genre: Comedy


Tchao Pantin Available beginning November 4

(English ST)

A drunk former policeman roams the Paris underground to avenge a drug dealer. Coluche won the César Award for Best Actor in his dramatic breakthrough role.

Director: Claude Berri (1983)

Cast: Coluche, Richard Anconina, Agnès Soral

Genre: Drama

Award: Best Actor (César 1984)


Le maître d’école HD – Available beginning November 4

A recently fired salesman decides to become a teacher and finds himself caught in some sticky situations, challenging his intelligence.

Director: Claude Berri (1981)

Cast: Coluche, Josiane Balasko, Charlotte de Turckheim

Genre: Comedy


La femme de mon pote – Available beginning November 11

(English ST)

An attractive Parisienne looking for some fun during a ski trip starts dating a handsome sportswear salesman, while simultaneously being captivated by a short and chubby disk-jockey.

Director: Bertrand Blier (1983)

Cast: Coluche, Thierry Lhermitte, Isabelle Huppert

Genre: Comedy


Banzaï Available beginning November 11

(English ST)

An employee of an organization that helps tourists who are in trouble, experiences a series of misadventures in Africa, New York, and Hong Kong.

Director: Claude Zidi (1983)

Cast: Coluche, Valérie Mairesse, Marthe Villalonga

Genre: Comedy


La vengeance du serpent à plumes Available beginning November 18

A man inherits his grandmother’s apartment in Paris and is surprised to find two charming young terrorists already living there.

Director: Gérard Oury (1984)

Cast: Coluche, Maruschka Detmers, Luis Rego

Genre: Comedy


Deux heures moins le quart avant Jésus-Christ – Available beginning November 18

(English ST)

In this cult classic, a parody of Bible films like “Ben-Hur,” a garage mechanic unwillingly aids in a plot against Caesar.

Director: Jean Yanne (1982)

Cast: Coluche, Jean Yanne, Michel Serrault

Genre: Comedy


L’aile ou la cuisse Available beginning November 18

(English ST)

A famous restaurant guide editor wages war against a fast-food tycoon to save the French art of cooking.

Director: Claude Zidi (1976)

Cast: Coluche, Louis de Funès, Claude Gensac

Genre: Comedy


Mon ket – Available beginning November 25

(English ST)

The king of petty thefts decides not to wait until the end of his prison sentence to reunite with his 13-year-old son.

Director: François Damiens (2018)

Cast: François Damiens, Matteo Salamone, Christian Brahy

Genre: Comedy

Awards: Best actor, best film, most promising actor nominee (Magritte Award 2019)


Les Palmes de M. Schutz – Available beginning November 25

(English ST)

A comedic take on the lives of Marie and Pierre Curie and their discoveries around radioactivity.

Director: Claude Pinoteau (1997)

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Philippe Noiret, Charles Berling

Genre: Comedy


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