Première saison d’une série assez intrigante, qui nous questionne. Les protagonistes ne font finalement pas grand chose mais passent beaucoup de temps à réfléchir. Ça change de ce que l’on voit habituellement mais on ne s’ennuie pas.
Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 43min | TV Series (2020– )
Writers:Michael PetroniStars:Michelle Monaghan, Mehdi Dehbi, John OrtizSummary: Messiah explores the lines among religion, faith and politics. It chronicles the modern world's reaction to a man who first appears in the Middle East creating a groundswell of followers around him claiming he is the Messiah. Is he sent from God or is he a dangerous fraud bent on dismantling the world's geopolitical order? The story unfolds from multiple points of view, including a young CIA agent, an Israeli Shin Bet officer, a Latino preacher and his Texan daughter, a Palestinian refugee and the media, among others.
Director:Jean-Patrick BenesWriters:Benjamin Dupas, Jérémie GuezStars:Ola Rapace, Micha Lescot, Thierry HancisseSummary: In a near future, the world order has changed. With its 15 millions of unemployed citizens, France has now become a poor country. Its people wavers between rebellion and resignation and find an outlet in the shape of TV broadcast ultra brutal fights in which the players are legally doped and unscrupulous.
Director:Kenneth LonerganWriters:Kenneth LonerganStars:Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle ChandlerSummary: Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.
Comedy, Drama | 30min | TV Series (2017– )
Writers:Robia RashidStars:Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-PaineSummary: Atypical is a coming of age story that follows Sam, an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny yet emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal?
Crime, Drama, Mystery | 50min | TV Series (2016– )
Writers:Nathalie Basteyns, Kaat Beels, Sanne NuyensStars:Lynn Van Royen, Inge Paulussen, Jan HammeneckerSummary: Hotel Beau Séjour. Kato, covered in blood, wakes up without any recollection of what happened the night before. Moreover, nobody seems to see or hear her. Slowly it sinks in: she's dead. Who did this to her? And how come a handful of people can still see her, as if she's among the living? Why them specifically? In her search to uncover the truth Kato will discover that a lot of secrets lie dormant under the surface of her supposedly peaceful village community.
Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h | TV Series (2018– )
Writers:Thomas Cailley, Sébastien MounierStars:Yvan Attal, Garance Marillier, Niels SchneiderSummary: In a world where everyone believes death has been finally conquered and people can live forever, a cop (Darius, 120yo) and a rebellious suicidal young woman (Christa, 24yo) must investigate the mysterious suicide of seven teenagers. With the promise of eternal youth, why would a group of teenagers commit such an act? Was it a cult? A political act? Or perhaps a cry for help from a hopeless lost youth - The two will embark on a mysterious and dangerous investigation from which there will be no turning back.
Crime, Drama, Mystery | 45min | TV Series (2017– )
Writers:Derek SimondsStars:Bill Pullman, Dohn Norwood, Jessica BielSummary: Follows the story of a young woman who commits a horrific act of violence and rage, and to her surprise, has no idea why. The investigator who becomes obsessed with the case is determined to dig into her past and figure out why this is happening.
Writers:Steven KnightStars:Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Helen McCrorySummary: Peaky Blinders is an English television crime drama set in 1920s Birmingham, England in the aftermath of World War I. The series, which was created by Steven Knight and produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions, Screen Yorkshire and Tiger Aspect Productions, follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family. Screen Yorkshire provided funding for the production through the Yorkshire Content Fund. It was the first production to receive funding from the Yorkshire Content Fund, which in turn made certain the majority of the show was filmed in Yorkshire as part of the deal.
Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h | TV Series (2010– )
Writers:Neil CrossStars:Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Michael SmileySummary: John Luther is a police detective, and a very good one. He deals with murder cases, often involving serial killers, and has a knack for getting inside the mind of the killer. However, his methods, personality and troubled private life often get him into strife with his superiors, leading some to regard him as the problem rather than the solution.
Writers:Jean-François Halin, Claire Lemaréchal, Jean-André YerlèsStars:Hugo Becker, Wilfred Benaïche, Christophe KourotchkineSummary: 1960: the French intelligence service hires the 23-year-old André Merlaux. Handsome, well raised, intelligent but impressionable, Merlaux has much to learn to serve and defend the interests of France. Three officials must adequately train him to execute delicate and sometimes outlandish operations, as Merlaux discovers the intricacies of government and navigates diplomatic incidents.
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 1h | TV Series (2016–2019)
Writers:Zal Batmanglij, Brit MarlingStars:Brit Marling, Jason Isaacs, Scott WilsonSummary: Created and written by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij (The East), this Netflix original delves into the inexplicable reappearance of Prairie Johnson (Marling). Having gone missing seven years ago, the previously blind Johnson returns home, now in her late 20s and with her sight restored. While many believe she is miracle, others worry that she could be dangerous.
Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 28min | TV Series (2010– )
Writers:Mark Gatiss, Steven MoffatStars:Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una StubbsSummary: In this modernized version of the Conan Doyle characters, using his detective plots, Sherlock Holmes lives in early 21st century London and acts more cocky towards Scotland Yard's detective inspector Lestrade because he's actually less confident. Doctor Watson is now a fairly young veteran of the Afghan war, less adoring and more active.
Director:Ron HowardWriters:Lowell Ganz, Babaloo MandelStars:Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne WiestSummary: The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.
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Perfect Sense (2011)
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | 1h 32min | 28 March 2012 (France)
Director:David MackenzieWriters:Kim Fupz AakesonStars:Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Lauren TempanySummary: An odd epidemic appears across the globe: people suddenly lose one of their senses. At first, it's an outbreak of loss of smell. It's often presaged by a destructive temper tantrum. In this mix are a scientist and a chef - she's Susan, one of a team trying to understand the epidemic; he's Michael, charming and engaging. Susan and Michael begin a relationship in the middle of increasing chaos, as the loss of other senses plagues more people and as civil authorities try to maintain order. Susan's voice-over reflections provide insight. Is love possible in such a changed world? Can anything make perfect sense?
Director:Bertrand TavernierWriters:Jean Cosmos, Madame de La FayetteStars:Mélanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson, Gaspard UllielSummary: Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage Catholic/Protestant wars that ripped France apart in the 16th century. Based on a novella by the celebrated Madame de Lafayette, the action centers on the love of Marie de Mezières for her dashing cousin Henri de Guise, thwarted when her father's political ambitions force her into marriage with the well-connected Philippe de Montpensier, whom she has never met. When Philippe is called away to fight, she is left in the care of Count Chabannes, an aging nobleman with a disdain for warfare, and soon becomes exposed to the sexual and political intrigues of court.
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Director:Ron HowardWriters:Émile Gaudreault, Sylvie BouchardStars:Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Geoffrey BlakeSummary: In a Hail Mary move for corporate preservation, the San Francisco based Northwest Broadcasting Corporation launches True TV, a new network which will broadcast the life of an Average Joe or Jane, 24/7 live and thus unedited, the subject chosen signed initially for one month. The project is conceived and led by one of the producers, Cynthia, but her boss, NWBC president Whitaker, will take the credit if it succeeds, and let her sink as the captain of the ship if it fails. The network is rebranded EdTV when Cynthia believes she's found her subject, Ed Pekurny, a native Texas hayseed, who fits the two main criteria that she is looking for in the person: he is easy on the eyes, and he has what seems to be a potential trainwreck of a life in that he he is thirty-one years old, spends most of his time hanging out at the bar, and has no ambition beyond his longtime dead end job as a clerk in a video store. Ed did not actively campaign for the job - his blowhard of a brother Ray was the one ...
Director:Steven KnightWriters:Steven KnightStars:Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane LaneSummary: Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her - and their young son - from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen's appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he'd tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.
Une belle fin (2013)
Drama | 1h 32min | 15 April 2015 (France)
Director:Uberto PasoliniWriters:Uberto PasoliniStars:Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen DrurySummary: Still Life is a poignant, quixotic tale of life, love and the afterlife. Meticulous and organized to the point of obsession, John May (Eddie Marsan) is a council worker charged with finding the next of kin of those who have died alone. When his department is downsized, John must up his efforts on his final case, taking him on a liberating journey that allows him to start living life at last.
Comedy, Drama | 1h 40min | 7 October 2015 (France)
Director:Samuel BenchetritWriters:Samuel Benchetrit, Gábor RassovStars:Isabelle Huppert, Gustave Kervern, Valeria Bruni TedeschiSummary: Against the backdrop of a dilapidated apartment building in the heart of the French urban jungle, stories of social anonymity, loneliness, and the painful effect of time's penetrating caress become intertwined with selfless acts of kindness, solidarity, and an odd encounter with the paradox. After experiencing firsthand life's cruel irony, the parsimonious tenant, Sternkowitz, concocts a spur-of-the-moment plan to make a good first impression on a lonely night-shift nurse, relying on his old Polaroid camera. In the meantime, the insecure movie star, Jeanne Meyer, stands powerless before the unstoppable force of youthful frankness, as her genuinely concerned next-door neighbour, Charly, becomes a beacon of self-confidence, and her improbable mentor. Then, out of the blue, the disoriented American astronaut, John McKenzie, winds up in kindly Madame Hamida's flat and realises that the mysteries of the cosmos can lead to a beautiful bond. Can there be tenderness in a bleak world?
Director:Todd PhillipsWriters:Todd Phillips, Scott SilverStars:Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie BeetzSummary: Joker centers around an origin of the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Todd Phillips' exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
Director:Steven SoderberghWriters:Scott Z. BurnsStars:Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude LawSummary: Emily Taylor, despite being reunited with her husband from prison, becomes severely depressed with emotional episodes and suicide attempts. Her psychiatrist, Jonathan Banks, after conferring with her previous doctor, eventually prescribes an experimental new medication called Ablixa. The plot thickens when the side effects of the drug lead to Emily killing her husband in a "sleepwalking" state. With Emily plea-bargained into mental hospital confinement and Dr. Banks' practice crumbling around him, the case seems closed. However, Dr. Banks cannot accept full responsibility and investigates to clear his name. What follows is a dark quest that threatens to tear what's left of his life apart even as he discovers the diabolical truth of this tragedy.
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Director:Ben AffleckWriters:Ben Affleck, Aaron StockardStars:Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey AffleckSummary: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons - they're not cops and they know the tough Boston neighborhood in which they all live. As the case progresses, Kenzie and Gennaro face drug dealers, gangs and pedophiles. When they are about to solve their case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that could tear them apart.
Director:Tom HooperWriters:Lucinda Coxon, David EbershoffStars:Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber HeardSummary: Copenhagen, Denmark, 1926. Einar Wegener (played by Eddie Redmayne) and his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) are a happily married couple. Both are artists, Einar preferring landscapes and she portraits. One day Einar poses for a portrait of Gerda's while wearing a dress. This is initially done as a lark, as is the later attendance at a party dressed as a woman. However, Einar soon discovers that she is in fact a woman and over time prefers being Lili. At first she and Gerda try to have her situation "cured" but this leads nowhere (other than to many doctors trying to have Lili locked up as a pervert and/or lunatic). Her voyage of self-discovery will ultimately lead to her undergoing the first ever sex-change operation.
Director:James L. BrooksWriters:James L. BrooksStars:Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen WilsonSummary: Star softball player, Lisa, has just been cut from the national team; Scholarly business man, George, has just been indicted from his father's company. With everything that they know in their lives taken from them, Lisa and George attempt to find romance. Lisa's potential boyfriend, Matty, however, is as clueless and perpetually single as they come, and George's girlfriend just dumped him. A chance hook-up through mutual friends, Lisa and George may be able to form a friendship, or more, that can help them climb out of the piles of lemons that life has handed to them.
Drama | 1h 37min | 17 June 2015 (France)
Director:Deniz Gamze ErgüvenWriters:Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice WinocourStars:Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba SungurogluSummary: Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them.
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17 filles (2011)
Drama | 1h 26min | 14 December 2011 (France)
Director:Delphine Coulin, Muriel CoulinWriters:Delphine Coulin, Muriel CoulinStars:Louise Grinberg, Juliette Darche, Roxane DuranSummary: This summer, at the port-city of Lorient in Brittany, something amazing happened. Young rebellious dreamer Camille is already eight weeks pregnant, the father of her unborn child is completely unimportant and out of the picture, nevertheless, the unripe school girl boldly decides to keep the baby. And then comes the unforeseen surprise. Camille, as the undisputed alpha-girl in class, convinces her high school friends to form an unbreakable pact and get pregnant simultaneously, raise their children together, be free, happy, and most of all, in charge of their lives. Before long, sixteen more girls will confidently take the plunge in a purposeful act of emancipation, dreaming of changing the world and courageously trying something different from their fearful parents. Is this the face of progress or is it just an unquiet and tumultuous childish curiosity? Either way, when you are an intrepid beautiful dreamer full of energy, who can really stand in your way?
Director:Nancy MeyersWriters:Nancy MeyersStars:Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene RussoSummary: A retired 70-year-old widower, Ben (played by Robert De Niro), is bored with retired life. He applies to a be a senior intern at an online fashion retailer and gets the position. The founder of the company is Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), a tireless, driven, demanding, dynamic workaholic. Ben is made her intern, but this is a nominal role - she doesn't intend to give him work and it is just window dressing. However, Ben proves to be quite useful and, more than that, a source of support and wisdom.
Director:Ken ScottWriters:Ken Scott, Martin PetitStars:Patrick Huard, Julie LeBreton, Antoine BertrandSummary: At 42, David lives the life of an irresponsible adolescent. He coasts through life with minimal effort and maintains a complicated relationship with Valerie, a young policewoman. Just as she tells him she's pregnant, David's past resurfaces. Twenty years earlier, he began providing sperm to a fertility clinic in exchange for money. He discovers he's the father of 533 children, 142 of whom have filed a class action lawsuit to determine the identity of their biological father, known only by the pseudonym Starbuck.
Director:David FincherWriters:Gillian FlynnStars:Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick HarrisSummary: On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
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