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TV5MONDE Program Highlights – July 2024

Throughout July, the international French-language network TV5 Monde offers a rich lineup of entertaining films, series, and variety shows.

Discover our round-up of the must-see programs this month below.

TV5 Monde

Special

Tour de France 2024 – July 1 to July 21 at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT

For the 2024 Tour de France the Grand Départ will be in Italy, making it the 26th time the Tour has started outside France. As a result of the Olympics, and for the first time ever, the final finishing line will be in Nice and not Paris, as is traditional. Other than Italy and France, the Tour takes in two other countries: San Marino and Monaco. On the program: 3,492 km, twenty-one stages and twenty-two teams of eight riders.

Bastille Day Parade 2024 – July 14 at 4:00am ET/1:00am PT (time subject to change)

Celebrate Bastille Day with a broadcast of the military parade.

Défilé Militaire et Civil du 21 Juillet – July 21 at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT

The Belgian National Day is celebrated with a military and civil parade.

In celebration of the Games which will take place in Paris from July 26 to August 11, 2024, TV5MONDE offers you special programming highlighting Paris and sports:

L’odyssée des Jeux Olympiques – July 18 at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT

Also streaming on TV5MONDEplus beginning July 3

(English ST)

Since their creation by Pierre de Coubertin in 1896, the Olympic Games have sought to bring people together and forget the chaos of the world during the period of the Olympic Truce. But this fraternity of hearts and minds has been called into question on more than one occasion.

Director: Jean-Christophe Rosé (France, 2020)

Narrator: Philippe Torreton

Genre: Documentary, sport, history

Berlutti – July 23 at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT

Also streaming on TV5MONDEplus beginning July 3

(English ST)

The Berluti house will have the privilege of dressing the French delegation for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Paris.

Director: Cyril Viguier (France, 2024)

Genre: Documentary, fashion

Suzanne Lenglen, le court de la liberté – July 24 at 3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT

Also streaming on TV5MONDEplus

(English ST)

With 250 tournaments won, including 83 without losing a single game, 3 Olympic medals, 6 Wimbledon titles and only 7 defeats, Suzanne Lenglen (1899-1938) left an indelible mark on the history of world tennis. Off the court, the French tennis player was also a feminist icon and a talented writer.

Director: Olivia Laurin (France, 2024)

Genre: Documentary, sport

Outre-mer, terres de champions – July 24 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

Also streaming on TV5MONDEplus beginning July 3

(English ST)

Five athletes representing the elite of overseas sport are trying to qualify for Paris 2024. For a year, Aurélie Bambuck, daughter of two West Indian Olympic pioneers, follows them in their quest. Crossed portraits of Melvyn Richardson (handball), Vitolio Kavakava (para-athletics), Kendra Chery (basketball), Gémima Joseph (athletics) and Kendrick Jean-Joseph (fencing).

Director: Aurélie Bambuck (France, 2024)

Genre: Documentary, sport

Paris, l’éternel – July 24 at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT

Also streaming on TV5MONDEplus

(English ST)

A legendary city everyone dreams of visiting, Paris has retained all its authenticity, resembling more a collection of villages rather than one major metropolis. From the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame de Paris, we discover the French capital’s most emblematic monuments, and the vibrant life of its boulevards.

Director: Éric Bacos (France, 2024)

Genre: Documentary

1924, Le Paris des Jeux Olympiques – July 25 at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT

Also streaming on TV5MONDEplus beginning July 3

(English ST)

A century ago, Paris hosted the Olympic Games. Set in the unique social, cultural and political context shortly after WWI there were two notable absences: Germany and Russia. A look back at the Games, that saw the consecration of Paavo Nurmi, the ”Flying Finn”, and the American swimmer Johnny Weissmuller.

Director: Marie-Laurence Rincé (France, 2024)

Genre: Documentary, sport

Raphaël Tronché, le colosse aux mains agiles – July 26 at 3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT

Also streaming on TV5MONDEplus

(English ST)

After nearly dying in 2010, heavyweight pro boxer Raphaël Tronché breaks the stereotype of what it means to be a boxer by exploring his artistry through music.

Director: Tarik Ben-Ismaïl (France, 2023)

Genre: Documentary, sport

Paris est toujours Paris – July 30 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

Also streaming on TV5MONDEplus beginning July 3

(English ST)

A group of Italian supporters arrive in Paris to watch a football match. They have twenty-four hours to kill. Full of illusions, they each go their separate ways, ready for fun in the city of every fantasy. Only Franco escapes deception, falling in love as soon as he arrives…

Director: Luciano Emmer (France/Italy, 1950)

Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Yves Montand, Aldo Fabrizi, Lucia Bose

Genre: Comedy

Awards: Golden Lion nomination (Venice 1951)

Le rugby est une fête – July 31 at 3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT

(English ST)

2 June 1963. Dax face Mont-de-Marsan in the final of the French championship. This ”all-Landes derby” features live television commentary by Roger Couderc. We look back on one of the most flamboyant highlights from French rugby, a match which still evokes strong memories from players and supporters.

Director: Christophe Duchiron (France, 2021)

Genre: Documentary, sport

Films

Vous voulez danser avec moi – July 2 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

(English ST)

After a row with his wife, Hervé meets a seductive woman in a nightclub. She invites him home. But this one-night stand soon turns into tragedy when the young woman is murdered and Hervé becomes embroiled in the investigation.

Director: Michel Boisrond (Italy/France, 1959)

Cast: Brigitte Bardot, Henri Vidal, Dawn Addams, Serge Gainsbourg

Genre: Comedy

Un soir…un train – July 7 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT; July 15 at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT

In honor of actress Anouk Aimée

(English ST)

Mathias, a linguistics professor at a Flemish university, is having an affair with Anne. When he has to travel far from home to give a lecture, Anne, to his great surprise, joins him on the train. But when he wakes up, the young woman has disappeared…

Director: André Delvaux (France, 1967)

Cast: Yves Montand, Anouk Aimée, François Beukelaers

Genre: Drama

Cap Tourment – July 4 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

(English ST)

On the northern bank of the Saint Lawrence, the O’Neil family home has become an inn, home to Jeanne, and her two children, Alex and Alfa,. The unexpected return of Jean-Louis, a friend from elsewhere, is about to affect each and every member of the clan.

Director: Michel Langlois (Canada, 1993)

Cast: Andrée Lachapelle, Roy Dupuis, Élise Guibault, Gilbert Sicotte, Macha Limonchik

Genre: Drama

La triche – July 9 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

(English ST)

Married with a young son, Superintendent Michel Verta falls for Bernard, a young musician who becomes his lover. But when the latter is caught up in a case of blackmail and then murder, Michel finds himself dangerously exposed…

Director: Yannick Bellon (France, 1984)

Cast: Victor Lanoux, Xavier Deluc, Anny Duperey

Genre: Thriller

Super bourrés – July 14 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

Also streaming on TV5MONDEplus beginning July 3

US TV premiere

(English ST)

It’s the final day of high school. Janus and Sam have to provide the drinks for the end-of-year party. Searching through the contents of Janus’s father’s cellar in search of a few bottles, they discover a strange machine… A young high school student dreams of leaving his native countryside, ravaged by isolation and alcoholism.

Director: Bastien Milheau (France, 2023)

Cast: Pierre Gommé, Nina Poleto, Vincent Moscato

Genre: Comedy

Awards: MyFrenchFilmFestival 2024 official selection

Le fils de l’épicier – July 16 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

(English ST)

At 30, Antoine leads an aimless life, moving from one small job to another. With his father suddenly hospitalized, he reluctantly agrees to help his mother run the rural family grocery. From now on he will be responsible for the sales round of isolated hamlets. A new life begins…

Director: Éric Guirado (France, 2007)

Cast: Nicolas Cazalé, Clotilde Hesme, Daniel Duval, Jeanne Goupil, Stéphan Guérin-Tillié

Genre: Comedy

Awards: Best Screenplay (FIFF Namur 2007), nomination (César 2008)

Je suis le seigneur du château – July 23 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

(English ST)

Brittany in the sixties. Thomas Bréaud, aged ten, lives in a chateau. He has just lost his mother. His father employs a governess. She has a son, Charles, who is the same age as Thomas. The meeting between the two elders is restrained, but not that between the two children.

Director: Régis Wargnier (France, 1988)

Cast: Jean Rochefort, Dominique Blanc, David Behar

Genre: Dramedy

Awards: Nominated for a Cesar for Best Female Newcomer (Dominique Blanc) in 1990

Series

Survivre à ses enfants – Wednesdays, beginning July 3 at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT

Season 1 premiere

Also streaming on TV5MONDEplus

(French ST)

Kamyar and Nadine are wondering whether to put Benjamin’s name down for ice hockey. Philippe and Annie are worried by the fact that their 13-month old son still isn’t walking. Josée refuses to help her daughter with her school project, resulting in her being bottom of the class. Jasmine has to apologise for injuring a hockey opponent. With Annie enjoying some me-time at the spa, Philippe is ready to do anything not to spend the evening alone with his baby. Should Josée tell Mégane that she sings out of tune or let her find out by herself.

Director: Louise Archambault (Canada, 2021)

Cast: Mani Soleymanlou, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Anna Beaupré Moulounda, Marie-Ève Perron, Catherine Bérubé

Genre: Comedy

5ème rang – July 31 at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT

Season 2 premiere

Also streaming on TV5MONDEplus

(French ST)

The eldest of five sisters and dedicated heir to the family farm, Marie-Luce’s world turns upside down on the death of her husband Guy, his body found half-eaten body in the pig pen. A dramatic discovery that perturbs the tranquillity of those closest to him and everyone living in Valmont. On the farm, Marie-Luce receives a very mysterious parcel sent by registered mail. Réginald pays a visit to the regional market to spy on Laurent. Nicolas and Sophie want to question Charles, considered a suspect in Laura’s murder. Marie-Luce suggests to Pascal that he goes into partnership with her. Charles delves deep into his memories. Vincent pays a visit to Paul but things don’t go quite as planned.

Director: Myriam Verreault, Christian Laurence (Canada, 2020)

Cast: Maude Guérin, Martine Francke, Julie Beauchemin, Catherine Renaud, Ève Duranceau

Genre: Drama

TV5 Monde Plus

Special

In celebration of the Games which will take place in Paris from July 26 to August 11, 2024, TV5MONDE offers you special programming highlighting Paris and sports:

L’étoffe des athlètes – Streaming beginning July 3

(English ST)

From antiquity to the present day, fashion and costume specialist Julien Magalhães (the damoiseau from Damoiselle) energetically explores history through pieces from the sports wardrobe, portraits of athletes, and archival images. 7 episodes, 7 minutes long.

Director: Romain Guenard, Emilie Darnaud (France, 2020)

Genre: Documentary web series, fashion

Virago – Les sportives – Streaming beginning July 3

(English ST)

“The main thing is not to have won, but to have fought well,” said Pierre de Coubertin. But obviously, only for men! The one who established the Olympic Games in the modern era was not particularly in favor of the integration of women in the world of sport… Discover the women who made him change his mind. Discover the journey for female athletes Althéa Gibson (United States), Alice Milliat (France), Nilofar Bayat (Afghanistan), Hassiba Boulmerka (Algeria), Bettina Eistal (Germany) , Kimia Alizadeh Zenozi Iran), Nadia Comaneci (Romania)…

Creator: Aude GG (France, 2023)

Genre: Documentary web series, sports

Champions d’exception – Streaming beginning July 3

Season 4 premiere

(English ST)

The first magazine devoted entirely to disabled sports and the Paralympic movement.

Director: Fabrice Marinoni, Benjamin Bonte (France, 2023)

Genre: Documentary series, paralympic sports

Les Jeux de la Fontaine– Streaming beginning July 3

(English ST)

Every 4 years, the best athletes in the animal kingdom compete in the Games, “Les Jeux de la Fontaine.”

Director: Florian Thouret (France, 2023)

Genre: Kids animation series, sports

Les Mystères de ParisNow streaming

(English ST)

Paris, 1840. Rodolphe de Gerolstein, prince without fear but not without reproach, investigates the disappearance of his housekeeper’s son Germain, an investigation that takes him deep into the Parisian underworld and to some of its most chic addresses, before finally revealing a dark and very personal secret… An animated series adapted from the novel by Eugène Sue in 40 three-minute episodes, created from period engravings.

Director: Véronique Puybaret (France, 2020)

Cast: Philippe Lardaud

Genre: Literary adaptation series, animation

Series

La maison bleueNow streaming

(French ST)

In an alternative reality, Quebec has now become a republic. Jacques Hamelin, the president, has a lot on his hands. With his popularity rankings in free fall and Canada constantly putting a spanner in the works, the USA, in search of space and natural resources, wants to negotiate an alliance.

Director: Ricardo Trogi (Canada, 2021)

Cast: Guy Nadon, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Anyjeanne Savaria, Roger Léger, Geneviève Schmidt

Genre: Comedy

TV5 Monde Cinema

Theme: Family and vacation

Jamais de la vie available beginning July 5

(English ST)

A bored, middle-aged watchman who used to be a specialized worker, jumps at any chance to prove his bravery.

Director: Pierre Jolivet (2015)

Cast: Olivier Gourmet, Valérie Bonneton, Marc Zinga

Genre: Thriller

Sous le sable Available beginning July 5

(English ST)

A female professor’s husband goes missing at the beach.

Director: François Ozon (2001)

Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Bruno Cremer, Jacques Nolot

Genre: Drama

Elle et moi Available beginning July 5

A young man, whose vocation is to be single and womanize, lets himself be caught in the net of a young woman whom he ends up marrying.

Director: Guy Lefranc (1952)

Cast: Jean Carmet, François Périer, Dany Robin

Genre: Comedy

Parano Available beginning July 12

(English ST)

Their classified ads were poorly worded. They should never have met. Yet when he finds himself face to face with her, he has only one idea in mind: to seduce her.

Director: Manuel Flèche, Anita Assal, Alain Robak, John Hudson, Yann Piquer (1994)

Cast: Smaïn, Jacques Villeret, Patrick Bouchitey

Genre: Comedy

Un vrai bonhomme Available beginning July 12

(English ST)

A sensitive teenager, entering a new high school after being expelled, intends to make friends and seduce the girl he loves.

Director: Benjamin Parent (2020)

Cast: Thomas Guy, Benjamin Voisin, Isabelle Carré

Genre: Drama

Gangsterdam Available beginning July 19

(English ST)

Three best friends travel to Amsterdam and accidentally pick up a drug dealer’s package.  

Director: Romain Levy (2017)

Cast: Kev Adams, Manon Azem, Côme Levin

Genre: Comedy

Juniors Available beginning July 19

(English ST)

After their PlayStation 4 breaks down, two bored 14-year-olds decide to fake an illness to get money for a new one.

Director: Hugo Thomas (2023)

Cast: Vanessa Paradis, Ewan Bourdelles, Noah Zandouche

Genre: Comedy

Bienvenue parmi nous Available beginning July 19

(English ST)

Despite his fame and success, a talented artist has suddenly stopped painting and becomes deeply depressed.

Director: Jean Becker (2012)

Cast: Patrick Chesnais, Jeanne Lambert, Miou-Miou

Genre: Drama

Les grands esprits Available beginning July 26

(English ST)

A car arrives in Normandy to pick up a renowned psychoanalyst who will be giving a presentation at a university symposium.

Director: Jonathan Comnène (2017)

Cast: Dominique Reymond, Guillaume Verdier, David Stevens

Genre: Drama

L’année du requin Available beginning July 26

(English ST)

The disappearance of a vacationer puts the Atlantic Coast on high alert: a shark is prowling in the French waters!

Maja, a coast guard on the verge of retirement, goes on her last mission to save the bay…

Director: Ludovic Boukherma, Zoran Boukherma (2022)

Cast: Marina Foïs, Kad Merad, Jean-Pascal Zadi

Genre: Comedy

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