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TV5MONDE Program Highlights – September 2023

Film, Film Series

Fragile. © Emma Benestan / Unité

Fragile. © Emma Benestan / Unité

September 1 - September 30, 2023

The international French-language network TV5 Monde is showing several fantastic programs in September. The program includes premium films, a chance to discover exciting new series, fun-filled variety shows, and engaging documentaries! We’ve rounded up some of the very best must-see programs this month, get ready to immerse yourself in French culture!

TV5 Monde

News

L’actu — Starting weekdays, September 1 at 2:30pm ET/11:30pm PT

A 30-minute televised weekday news program from TVMonaco. TV5Monaco is the principality of Monaco’s first public broadcasting channel, scheduled to launch on September 1, 2023.

Press on Principality of Monaco joining TV5MONDE:

Presenter: TBA

Genre: News program

Best of La Matinale Télé Monaco — Starting September 2 at 6:30am ET/3:30am PT

A 1-hour weekend “Best of” program from TVMonaco.

Presenter: TBA

Genre: News program

Films

Fragile September 3 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT; September 11 at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT

(English ST)

Az works for an oyster farmer in Sète. One day, he hides a ring in an oyster as a romantic proposal to girlfriend Jess, but… she doesn’t say yes. Fortunately, his gang of friends is ready to do whatever it takes to help him keep his head above water!

Director: Emma Benestan (France, 2021)

Cast: Yasin Houicha, Oulaya Amamra, Raphaël Quenard

Genre: Dramedy

Awards: 2023 Ohlalà! Festival de cinema francòfon de Barcelona Best Film Audience Award Nominee, 2023 Phoenix Film Festival Best Picture World Cinema Award Nominee, 2023 Cambria Film Festival Best Feature Judge’s Award Winner

Petite Solange September 10 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT; September 18 at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT

(English ST)

Solange, age 13, sees her world disintegrate as her parents drift apart from one another. As the threat of divorce looms ever closer, she worries but believes reconciliation is still possible. Deep down, the overly romantic teenager wants only one thing: that love should never end…

Director: Axelle Ropert (France, 2021)

Cast: Jade Springer, Léa Drucker, Philippe Katerine

Genre: Comedy

Awards: 2022 Munich Film Festival Best International Film Nominee, 2021 Prix Jean Vigo Feature Film Winner

Le fils à JoSeptember 14 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

In celebration of the Rugby World Cup

(English ST)

In a village in the South-West of France, Jo raises his 13-year-old son, Tom, alone. A rugby legend like his father and grandfather, Jo intends to initiate his son. But to his great consternation, the teenager is as good at maths as he is rubbish on the rugby pitch…

Director: Philippe Guillard (France, 2011)

Cast: Gérard Lanvin, Jérémie Duvall, Olivier Marchal

Genre: Dramedy

Series

TandemSundays, beginning September 3 at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT

Season 7 premiere

(French 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: Octave Raspail, Lionel Chatton, Denis Thybaud, Jason Roffé (France, 2022)

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

Genre: Crime, drama

Le CodeTuesdays, beginning September 5 at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT

Season 2 premiere

(French ST)

After surviving an assassination attempt and being told by doctors he has only one year to live, a Parisian lawyer decides to correct his past mistakes by devoting the rest of his life to aiding those most vulnerable.  

Director: Jean-Christophe Delpias (France, 2022)

Cast: Daniel Njo Lobé, Christiane Millet, Naidra Ayadi, Barbara Probst, Théo Frilet

Genre: Crime, drama

TENDANCE XXI Saturdays, beginning September 2 at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT

Season 9 premiere

Also streaming on TV5MONDEplus

(English ST)

French creativity is booming in the fields of fashion, crafts, design, beauty, and gastronomy. Tendance XXI showcases all the latest French trends.

Host: Viviane Blassel (France, 2023)

Genre: Culture, Lifestyle

Version françaiseSeptember 3 at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT; September 9 at 3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT; September 16 at 3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT; September 24 at 3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT; September 30 at 3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT

Season 9 premiere

Also streaming on TV5MONDEplus

(English ST)

Passionate about French chic, ambassadress Katherina Marx surrounds herself with major figures from the worlds of fashion, design, gastronomy, and fine living. Each episode features an iconic guest and a series of special reports, allowing viewers to discover or rediscover France, its young designers, and its chic and trendy hangouts.

Host: Katherina Marx (France, 2023)

Genre: Culture, Lifestyle

Documentatries

Hurel, une maison cousue de fil d’or September 27 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

In celebration of Paris fashion week

Also streaming on TV5MONDEplus

(English ST)

Founded in 1879, Hurel is one of the flagships of French luxury and a benchmark in embroidery and textiles. An independent family business, it is today run by Martin Hurel, who keeps a close eye on all that is done or undone, from the embroidery workshop to the design room.

Director: Sonia Medina (France, 2021)

Genre: Documentary

La parisienne démystifiée September 27 at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT

In celebration of Paris fashion week

(English ST)

Around the world the typical Parisian woman is seen as being white, tall, slim, elegant, bike-riding a bike cigarette smoker. Yet Paris is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world. Rokhaya Diallo dismantles the cliché by showing Parisian women of today in all their diversity.

Director: Rokhaya Diallo (France, 2021)Genre: Documentary

TV5 Monde Plus

Series

Avocats et associésNow streaming Seasons 1-12

(English ST)

This very popular French drama series is now available on TV5MONDEplus. Set at a prestigious French law firm, the series explores a wide range of cases including divorce, inheritance, homicide, rape, drugs, and racism.

Creator: Alain Krief, Valérie Guignabodet (France, 1998-2010)

Cast: François-Eric Gendron, Frédéric Gorny, Cécile Rebboah

Genre: Legal Drama

Je ne suis pas un robotNow streaming Season 1

Marie-Chantal works for Soulshine, an online content moderation centre. Unable to continue passively scrolling through all the horrors on her screen, she develops an obsession for a mysterious kitten killer.

Director: Mélanie Charbonneau (Canada, 2021)

Cast: Geneviève Schmidt, Leïla Donabelle Kaze, Nicolas Michon, Jade-Mariuka Robitaille

Genre: Comedy

Documentaries

Le fabuleux destin de StromaeNow streaming

(English ST)

Despite his “Multitude Tour,” beginning in April 2022 with thousands of crowds, Stromae recently announced his decision to end the tour prematurely. Joëlle Scoriels and Bruno Tummers try to understand the chain of events that could have led him to make such a dramatic decision.

Director: David Haremza (Belgium, 2023)

Genre: Documentary

Cleveland Versus Wall Street — Streaming beginning September 6

(English)

The city of Cleveland battles 21 banks in court over a devastating string of foreclosures.

Director: Jean-Stéphane Bron (France, 2010)

Genre: DocumentaryAwards: 2011 César Awards Best Documentary Film Nominee, 2011 IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival Best Feature Film Audience Award Winner

TV5 Monde Cinema

Theme: Female directors

Il faut vivre dangereusement — Available beginning September 1

A private detective tries, on behalf of a German Ritter, to collect evidence of his wife’s infidelity.

Director: Claude Makovski (1975)

Cast: Annie Girardot, Claude Brasseur, Sydne Rome

Genre: Comedy

Frankie — available beginning September 1

A top model reaches the end of her short career after being hospitalized.  

Director: Fabienne Berthaud (2005)

Cast: Diane Kruger, Jeannick Gravelines, Brigitte Catillon

Genre: Drama

La dernière folie de Claire Darling — Available beginning September 8

(English ST)

In a small village in Oise during the first day of summer, a woman wakes up convinced it’s her last day living.

Director: Julie Bertuccelli (2017)

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Alice Taglioni, Chiara Mastroianni

Genre: Comedy

C’est toi que j’attendais — Available beginning September 8

(English ST)

A deep dive into the private lives of couples hoping to adopt, patiently waiting for the call that will change their lives.

Director: Stéphanie Pillonca (2021)

Genre: Documentary

Love me — Available beginning September 15

(English ST)

An impossible story about a woman who is looking for love and a singer who no longer believes in it.

Director: Laetitia Masson (2000)

Cast: Sandrine Kiberlain, Johnny Hallyday, Jean-François Stévenin

Genre: Drama

Dans les cordes — Available beginning September 15

(English ST)

Two 18-year-old cousins dedicate themselves to women’s professional boxing.

Director: Magaly Richard-Serrano (2006)

Cast: Richard Anconina, Maria De Medeiros, Louise Szpindel

Genre: Drama

Rosy — Available beginning September 22

(English ST)

Marine, a 21-year-old student, learns that she has multiple sclerosis, an incurable autoimmune disease. The shock of the announcement, the urgency of the situation and the need to make a decision about the treatment to follow, push her to find a solution within herself…

Director: Marine Barnérias (2022)

Genre: Documentary

Le fils préféré — Available beginning September 22

(English ST)

A son of Italian immigrants who settled in Nice is hunted down, due to his debts.

Director: Nicole Garcia (1994)

Cast: Gérard Lanvin, Bernard Giraudeau, Jean-Marc Barr

Genre: Drama

La grande magie — Available beginning September 29

(English ST)

During a magic show at a beautiful seaside hotel, a charlatan magician makes an unhappy wife disappear.

Director: Noémie Lvovsky (2023)

Cast: Denis Podalydès, Sergi Lopez, Noémie Lvovsky

Genre: Dramedy

Au bout du conte — Available beginning September 29

(English ST)

A young woman believes she’s found her Prince Charming until she meets another equally charming man.

Director: Agnès Jaoui (2012)

Cast: Agathe Bonitzer, Agnès Jaoui, Arthur Dupont

Genre: Comedy

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