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  • SIN CITY LAW

    Filmed primarily in law offices and courts only steps away from the glittering lights of Las Vegas's famed Strip, Sin City Law reveals a different side of Las Vegas - a world of gang activity, homelessness, drugs and mob vendet...

    SOCIETY
    • Series (10 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      BURKEL (REMY)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE GEIE, MAHA PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2007

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET, MOBILE

    Filmed primarily in law offices and courts only steps away from the glittering lights of Las Vegas's famed Strip, Sin City Law reveals a different side of Las Vegas - a world of gang activity, homelessness, drugs and mob vendettas.

    As Poncet, de Lestrade and director Remy Burkel scrutinize four recent murder cases, their cameras sit in on strategy sessions in the offices of the district attorney, observe moving conversations between the accused and their public defenders, and chronicle the trial as it unfolds in the courtroom. Like their other acclaimed films, Poncet and de Lestrade's raw, honest and suspenseful stories are as emotionally engaging as any high-quality TV drama, while also opening a window to the realities of crime and punishment in the United States.
     
    ALL EPISODES AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH

  • GACHA GACHA

    These nine modules will immerse us in the very heart of Japanese society, in the very heart of Tokyo, its energy, its fantasy, its contradictions. The documentary series will decipher "Japan from inside out", in a fun, odd and ...

    SHORT CONTENTS & VR New
    • Director(s):

      JABRANE (YOUNES)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, KAMI PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    These nine modules will immerse us in the very heart of Japanese society, in the very heart of Tokyo, its energy, its fantasy, its contradictions. The documentary series will decipher "Japan from inside out", in a fun, odd and offbeat way.

    The gachappon is the equivalent of jukebox: a vending-machine for junk surprises, a spectacular mechanics like a pinball machine and addictive like a slot machine. But instead of delivering a plastic gift, a video capsule will emerge to help us discover this distant and fascinating country by its less known side: small daily realities!
    Each of the nine episodes of the documentary web series Gacha Gacha is designed in a fun discovery mode, to dissect nine typically Japanese rites. Ways of doing things that are both millennial and hypermodern, disciplined bodies and lively minds, a very modest and suddenly exhibitionist daily life. Technological and spooky materials, sounds and colors.

  • WELCOME TO MY STRANGE CITY

    Everywhere on the planet cities seem to pop up and grow, sometimes despite climatic or geographical conditions that seem impossible to live in. How do people acclimate to lead a normal life?

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • Producer(s):

      TOURNEZ S'IL VOUS PLAIT, FRANCE 5

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Everywhere on the planet cities seem to pop up and grow, sometimes despite climatic or geographical conditions that seem impossible to live in. How do people acclimate to lead a normal life?

    Follow Alexandra, a travel reporter, to meet those living in the most extreme cities of the world. The coldest, warmest, highest, most humid, etc. First stop in Yakutsk, Siberia and then La Paz in Bolivia,  to show the incredible adaptability of their inhabitants.
    Some are extremely cold, others extremely hot, very high, very isolated or incredibly densely populated. The planet already has dozens of cities which, seen from our perspective, do not appear to be very appealing places to live. And yet, people like them and live in them, unaware that their daily life is a feat in itself. 
    Journalist Alexandra Alevêque will experience life in some of the most extreme cities in the world, living in each one long enough to learn about the locals' way of life.
    What she brings back is an insight into humankind's incredible capacity to adapt and find behavioural and organisational solutions.
    What do these unusual cities look like?
    What is life like for their inhabitants?
    What can we learn from them?
     
    AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH: 
    YAKUTSK
    MANILA

  • WHO'S AFRAID OF LADY CHATTERLEY?

    In 1960, the British Crown sued the publishing house Penguin Books in order to ban D.H. Lawrence's “Lady Chatterley's Lover” – a graphic account of an aristocrat and her gamekeeper's carnal love. 

    ART - CULTURE New
    • Director(s):

      DAMOISEL (MATHILDE)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, QUARK PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Europe.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    In 1960, the British Crown sued the publishing house Penguin Books in order to ban D.H. Lawrence's “Lady Chatterley's Lover” – a graphic account of an aristocrat and her gamekeeper's carnal love. 

    For six days, prosecutors and lawyers discussed the literary qualities of a book that talks about sex without taboos, celebrates nature, and advocates harmony between beings.
    To the often comical and even grotesque indignation of the prosecution are opposed the sincere pleas in favor of “Lady Chatterley's Lover”. The heart of a literary work will be scrutinized, from the intentions of its author – the son of a Midlands miner – to its social and political significance.
    But how obscene is this brave literary endeavor to write sex as it is, in its naked truth? And what can we say about this depiction of nature with the same passion, as a metaphor for human sensuality?
    Based on selected excerpts from the trial, the film offers to explore – free from its contemporary moral confines – what made Lady Chatterley a literary and popular myth that has gone above and beyond its century and borders. And since its trial in 1960 defused the scandal to reveal the true dimension of this work, the film seeks to reveal all its implications, the whole truth, its entire significance. It also enables us to assess its influence in today's society.

  • SNAPSHOTS OF MEXICO (52')

    Mexico is regularly in the headlines around the world. Despite drowning in violence and corruption, Mexico is also a symbol of resistance and a reservoir of creativity embodied by its cinema, its visual arts and also by its pho...

    ART - CULTURE New
    • Director(s):

      LALANDE (BENJAMIN)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, ARTLINE FILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except Mexico and France).

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Mexico is regularly in the headlines around the world. Despite drowning in violence and corruption, Mexico is also a symbol of resistance and a reservoir of creativity embodied by its cinema, its visual arts and also by its photographers.

    These committed, creative and tireless artists and researchers will tell us about Mexico today and its challenges in the turbulent and complicated landscape of the 21st century.

  • SCREEN GENERATION

    Smartphone, television, computer, gaming console or digital tablet are now unavoidable in our day to day lives. This everyday intrusion has sparked numerous controversies – hysteria becomes collective. Are we damaging our brain...

    GREEN & SCIENCE New
    • Director(s):

      Sender (Elena)

    • Producer(s):

      EFFERVESCENCE PRODUCTIONS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Smartphone, television, computer, gaming console or digital tablet are now unavoidable in our day to day lives. This everyday intrusion has sparked numerous controversies – hysteria becomes collective. Are we damaging our brain with these damned screens?
     
     

    What will the effects of this unprecedented exposition in the history of mankind be? This scientific movie will distinguish between verified truths and falsehoods as well as the merely possible side -effects of screen exposure.  In the same vein as investigative documentaries, this detailed inquiry will lead us throughout the USA and Europe – to meet the greatest scientists at the forefront of research in this domain.
     

  • PIGALLE

    Pigalle in 2017 is like a city-world that repeats itself – triumphant gentrification and engulfing emptiness – while it also has been hailed as a magnificent locality from its inception; it is an incredibly mixed territory and ...

    HISTORY New
    • Director(s):

      DUFRESNE (David)

    • Producer(s):

      RESISTANCE FILMS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Pigalle in 2017 is like a city-world that repeats itself – triumphant gentrification and engulfing emptiness – while it also has been hailed as a magnificent locality from its inception; it is an incredibly mixed territory and a sort of creative and artistic anomaly within Paris’ framework. 

    Nowadays, Pigalle is called SoPi (for South Pigalle); the district has become a trademark. The hooker bars have become trendy cafés. We have kept the names and peeled everything else off. It could be Soho, or London, or anywhere. In the big cities, the hipsters’ reproduction of their business model and codes leads to an urban standardization that often excludes the poorer classes.
    Through a unique movie installation (a pocket cinema on the main square) “Le Pigalle” will gather locals and witnesses of the district’s rich history. It will be like a furtive and popular cultural re-appropriation of the area.
    Our film will tell the story of a square, a district, and a people like a vibrant convergence of Parisian culture. The pivotal moments of its transformation will be reenacted – the Trente Glorieuses, the 70s crisis, the 80s anguish, the gentrification from 2000 onwards – as a modern retelling of Pigalle’s vivid tale.

  • ANATOMY OF CRIME FICTION

    Who? When? How? Why? This series immerses us in the chaos at the dark heart of crime fiction, taking us on journey through the labyrinthine workings of the whodunnit, with many a shudder along the way.

    SOCIETY
    • Series (3 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      NIZAN (JEAN-MARIE), BERGOUHNIOUX (STEPHANE)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, BEALL PRODUCTION

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2016

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Who? When? How? Why? This series immerses us in the chaos at the dark heart of crime fiction, taking us on journey through the labyrinthine workings of the whodunnit, with many a shudder along the way.

    Nowadays, one published novel in four is a "roman noir", a "thriller" or a "detective story". How did crime fiction come to be so popular that it is now a universal language everyone can understand? 
     
    Through interviews with present-day creators of crime fiction, Part 1 of Anatomy of Crime Fiction analyses the fateful trio of the victim, the murderer and the detective, piecing together a profile of the 3 emblematic figures who provide the starting-point for all good whodunnits, while Parts 2 and 3 explore locations and plots. 
     

  • POLACHROMES

    POLACHROMES completes the EUROPE ATTITUDE collection with sketchings of 3 of the cities' symbolic places.

    SOCIETY
    • Director(s):

      PEYRET (DAMIEN)

    • Producer(s):

      GLORIA FILMS PRODUCTION, PMP (penelope - morgane productions), AGAT FILMS ET CIE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2001

    • Language(s):

      German, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, DVD

    POLACHROMES completes the EUROPE ATTITUDE collection with sketchings of 3 of the cities' symbolic places.

    POLACHROMES completes the EUROPE ATTITUDE collection with sketchings of 3 of the cities' symbolic places.

  • HAVANA - MIAMI: TIMES ARE CHANGING

    A web documentary series with young people from these two cities.

    SOCIETY
    • Director(s):

      VASQUEZ (RODRIGO)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, ALEGRIA

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2010

    • Language(s):

      German, English, Spanish, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    A web documentary series with young people from these two cities.

    The project will be part of the process of opening up in the Americas, thus overcoming 50 years of one of the last Cold War conflicts.
    For three months, with three stories coming from both sides, Internet viewers will have access to a virtual wall where they will see videos from Havana and Miami, as well as contributions (videos, pictures and texts) coming from the audience. The project will be first on line and will prepare the ground for a television film. The project will be a coalition of producers and broadcasters from Europe, the US and the Hispanic world so as to make it a real global coproduction.

  • FACES OF EUROPE

    "Real people" welcome us into their homes, far off the beaten track, and allow us to get to know their countries, their families, their jobs or their passions. 75 portraits make up this living mosaic of Europe!

    SOCIETY
    • Series (75 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      DIVERS

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, RIFF PRODUCTION, FILMS D'ICI (LES), CINETEVE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2007

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    "Real people" welcome us into their homes, far off the beaten track, and allow us to get to know their countries, their families, their jobs or their passions.
    75 portraits make up this living mosaic of Europe!

    Strong, surprising and remarkable personalities - Leo, a boxing-mad broker from London; Enda, an Albanian designer who's preparing her first fashion-show in Tirana; Elisabetta, a Sicilian woman who, after travelling round Europe, takes over the family olive-oil business; Bosse, a Finnish biker who's also a doting father; Jean, a priest in the Belgian Ardennes who at the age of 70 is going to leave his parishioners in order to marry the love of his life; Didda, a grocer-woman from Reykjavik who dreams only of poetry; Gabriela, a struggling Slovakian actress who's waiting for her dream-role. All these different faces of one and the same Europe.

    As Bulgaria and Romania swell the ranks of the member-states of the Union, the goal of the Welcome to documentary collection is to create a living mosaic of Europe, day by day, far from the institutional machine.

    Welcome to bears in equal measure the imprint of young authors and experienced directors, such as Solveig Anspach, Nino Kirtadze, Manu Bonmariage, Cyril Mennegun, Dominique Gros, Judit Kele, Vassili Silovic, Patric Jean, Peter Vaclav and many others.

    2007 : Special Mention at Doc en Courts (Lyon, France) for LITHUANIA: WELCOME TO DOVID'S WORLD

  • LET'S GET MARRIED

    Astrid and Stéphane are going to get married. All is going well.

    SOCIETY
    • Director(s):

      SILOVIC (VASSILI)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE GEIE, FACTORY (THE)

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2000

    • Language(s):

      German, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV

    Astrid and Stéphane are going to get married. All is going well.

    They already have a small boy, they love each other and their parents are content. All is going well. But it is necessary to organize the event. And so the difficulties begin...

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