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  • NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS: THE SECRET OF THE BUILDERS

    Last April, the world held its breath as Notre Dame, the most wondrous of cathedrals, almost burnt to the ground and with her 800 years of history. Our film tells Notre Dame’s story, starting in the Middle Ages, when master bui...

    HISTORY Presale
    • Series

    • Trailer
    • Provisional Delivery : November 2019
    • Director(s):

      BLANCHARD (EMMANUEL)

    • Producer(s):

      PROGRAM 33, FRANCE 5

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Last April, the world held its breath as Notre Dame, the most wondrous of cathedrals, almost burnt to the ground and with her 800 years of history.
    Our film tells Notre Dame’s story, starting in the Middle Ages, when master builders reinvented the art of construction to erect Gothic cathedrals. 
     

    Eight centuries of passion, talent, blood, destruction and rebirth, during which time the cathedral witnessed some tumultuous moments in the history of France, from the most glorious to its darkest periods. A gripping docu drama using 3D animation combined with exclusive footage and interviews of historians, scientists, architects and engineers.
     

  • DATES THAT MADE HISTORY

    This series tells world history through a few major dates, revisited through the prism of memory. Driven by the accessible and passionate delivery of historian Patrick Boucheron, history comes to life under our eyes with bold a...

    HISTORY New
    • Series (10 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      VAN WAEREBEKE (DENIS), BOUCHERON (PATRICK)

    • Producer(s):

      LES FILMS D'ICI, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2018

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    This series tells world history through a few major dates, revisited through the prism of memory. Driven by the accessible and passionate delivery of historian Patrick Boucheron, history comes to life under our eyes with bold and entertaining graphics.

    A date is a snapshot, a flashback which requires crossing disciplines such as history, art, archeology and literature for a vibrant and sensitive reading of the past. It arouses our childhood curiosity, recalling when we dreamed of a time machine.
    The series is conceived to potentially become a key reference in teaching history.
     
    List of dates:
    323 BC: Death of Alexander the Great
    33 AD: Crucifixion of Jesus
    24 August 79: Destruction of Pompeii
    24 September 622: The Hegira
    1347: The Black Death
    1431: Fall of the Angkor Empire 
    1492: The New World 
    20 June 1789: The Birth of the French Republic
    6 August 1945: Hiroshima
    11 February 1990: Liberation of Nelson Mandela
     
    ALL EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH.

  • WHEN DATES MADE HISTORY - SEASON 2

    This series tells world history through a few major dates, revisited through the prism of memory. Driven by the accessible and passionate delivery of historian Patrick Boucheron, history comes to life under our eyes with bold a...

    HISTORY Presale
    • Series

    • Provisional Delivery : December 2020
    • Director(s):

      VAN WAEREBEKE (DENIS)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, LES FILMS D'ICI

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    This series tells world history through a few major dates, revisited through the prism of memory. Driven by the accessible and passionate delivery of historian Patrick Boucheron, history comes to life under our eyes with bold and entertaining graphics.

    A date is a snapshot, a flashback which requires crossing disciplines such as history, art, archeology and literature for a vibrant and sensitive reading of the past. It arouses our childhood curiosity, recalling when we dreamed of a time machine.
    The series is conceived to potentially become a key reference in teaching history.
     
     
    List of dates:
    -399, The Trial of Socrates
    1270, Death of Louis IX in Carthage, Birth of Saint Louis in Carthage
    1610, The Assassination of Henry IV
    October 1860, The Sacking of Peking
    1776, The American Independence
    - 753: The foundation of Rome
    1453, The Fall of Constantinople
    315-317 and 1440, The Donation of Constantine
    751, The Battle of Talas and the Advent of the Tang Dynasty
    1848, The Spring of Nations
     

  • CUBA, THE REVOLUTION AND THE WORLD - BBC VERSION

    For 60 years, Fidel Castro was a thorn in the side of USA and a symbol of anti-imperialist struggle. Castro and his compatriots played a prominent role on the international stage and contributed to changing the world.   

    HISTORY New
    • Director(s):

      JAUDEAU (Delphine), GOLD (MICK)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, BROOK LAPPING PRODUCTIONS, TEMPS NOIR

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      English

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    For 60 years, Fidel Castro was a thorn in the side of USA and a symbol of anti-imperialist struggle. Castro and his compatriots played a prominent role on the international stage and contributed to changing the world. 
     

    Castro and his team changed the world in a way that was inconceivable for a mere Island in the Caribbean. By sending troops to fight alongside left-wing revolutionaries in Africa, and using soft power to influence other regimes in Latin America, Cuba–in Fidel’s words–"was a small country which behaved as if it had the resources of a great power". Moreover, he managed to get away with it for more than three decades.
    For the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution in 2019, with views from every side: the Cubans, the Russians, the Americans, and the rest, this film reveals the history of Cuba as never before.
    Award-winning producers Temps Noir (Cuba, an African Odyssey, Africa, history of a continent) and Brook Lapping (Obama Years, Putin, Russia and the West, Iran and the West) put their talents together to produce a fascinating insider account of 60 years of Cuba’s history and its place in the world.
     
     

  • WORK, WAGES AND PROFIT

    Understanding our everyday lives, by looking at what is happening inside the contemporary economic engine. 

    HISTORY New
    • Director(s):

      MORDILLAT (GERARD), ROTHE (Bertrand)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, ARCHIPEL 33

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Understanding our everyday lives, by looking at what is happening inside the contemporary economic engine. 

    From a founding text by Karl Marx, thinkers in economics and social sciences from around the world are invited to reflect on the origins of the terms that structure our lives. Work, Employment, Wages, Profit, Management, Market, Capital: our entire capitalist system is dissected to open up the discussions on the world of tomorrow.
     

  • MY LIFE IN GERMANY AT WAR

    This film, consisting entirely of archives, will recount the daily lives of both German civilians and soldiers during the six years of WW2, from its start in September 1939 up to the months following the German surrender. A plu...

    HISTORY Presale
    • Series

    • Trailer
    • Provisional Delivery : April 2020
    • Director(s):

      PRIEUR (Jérôme)

    • Producer(s):

      ROCHE PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except France).

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    This film, consisting entirely of archives, will recount the daily lives of both German civilians and soldiers during the six years of WW2, from its start in September 1939 up to the months following the German surrender. A plunge into the private lives of a people on the path to self-destruction.

    April 1945. The allied bombings had reduced Germany to ruins. The American and Soviet forces were concentrating on Berlin. Yet even when everything was already clearly lost, the Germans continued to fight for the Nazi regime to the bitter end. However, when the Second World War exploded six years earlier, the idea of war was deeply unpopular amongst the German population.
    How can such a tremendous shift in public opinion be explained ? What did the Germans believe they were fighting for ? Were they aware that they were leading a genocidal war? Why did the German people continue to fight to the death, despite the bombings, hardships and deprivation, convinced that they were fighting for their survival ?
    Based on The German War. A Nation Under Arms, 1939-45 - the innovative work by the historian Nicholas Stargardt drawn from a Herculean research effort - this film, consisting entirely of archives, will recount the daily lives of both German civilians and soldiers during the six years of the Second World War, from its start in September 1939 up to the months following the German surrender.
    Constructed from the letters, diaries and eyewitness accounts of Germans from all walks of life, the film plunges us into the lives of the men and women who lived through the tornado born of their own violence. Soldiers writing to their fiancees or their families, World War I veterans, members of Hitler Youth, persecuted Jews, anti-Nazis, priests and pastors, journalists, writers... The words they left behind reveal the personal thoughts of a people at war, raising the curtain on the mechanics of the Nazi regime.
     
    This is a direct dive into the tsunami of World War II, when Nazism pushed its mortal logic to the extreme end.

  • HITLER’S EVIL SCIENCE

    The story of Anheherbe, the scientific research organisation the Reich used to justify its conquests and racial crimes. "Himmler, the leader of the SS, was convinced that we need to rewrite the past in order to control the pres...

    HISTORY New
    • Series (2 Episodes available)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, UPSIDE TELEVISION

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The story of Anheherbe, the scientific research organisation the Reich used to justify its conquests and racial crimes. "Himmler, the leader of the SS, was convinced that we need to rewrite the past in order to control the present and dominate the future".

    Between History and Science, this doc highlights an unknown chapter of the “Nazi Center for Scientific Research“ settled in the 30s and dedicated to legitimate the political Nazi Project and the Final Solution. How could the Third Reich lead 10 years of scientific researches completely dedicated to support the Nazi ideology? How could some of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century turn away from lights and sink into darkness? How could they use science to serve a totalitarian dictatorship ? What secret projects and what ideological purposes motivated this Nazi scientific company ? This documentary will reveal the key to these mysteries. 

  • CORLEONE: MAFIA AND BLOOD

    In May 1992, a motorway near Palermo, Sicily, explodes killing Judge Falcone and several people of his inner circle, marking the climax in the war between the Italian State and the Cosa Nostra that killed thousands. One year la...

    HISTORY New
    • Director(s):

      BOUCAULT (MOSCO)

    • Producer(s):

      ZEK PRODUCTIONS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except Italy).

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    In May 1992, a motorway near Palermo, Sicily, explodes killing Judge Falcone and several people of his inner circle, marking the climax in the war between the Italian State and the Cosa Nostra that killed thousands. One year later, after a 25-year manhunt, Toto Riina, the Godfather of all Godfathers, is finally arrested and brought to justice in a historic trial.

    In a 5-year in depth investigation, discover how a young rural mobster took power in the 1970’s over the Cosa Nostra, Sicily’s legendary mafia, torturing and killing each competitor one by one, becoming the most feared and violent organized-crime leader ever.  He broke the mafia code by declaring war on the Italian State, multiplying assassinations and establishing terror among government, police, the judicial systems and the Sicilian people.
     
    This is the story of the rise and fall of Toto Riina, through interviews of prosecutors, judges, police officers, lawyers and his own inside-men who are now repentant and have accepted to collaborate with justice.

  • CUBA, THE REVOLUTION AND THE WORLD

    For 60 years, Fidel Castro was a thorn in the side of USA and a symbol of anti-imperialist struggle. Castro and his compatriots played a prominent role on the international stage and contributed to changing the world. 

    HISTORY New
    • Director(s):

      GOLD (MICK), JAUDEAU (Delphine)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, BROOK LAPPING PRODUCTIONS, TEMPS NOIR

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except English-speaking Canada, Sweden, French-speaking Canada, Norway and United Kingdom).

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    For 60 years, Fidel Castro was a thorn in the side of USA and a symbol of anti-imperialist struggle. Castro and his compatriots played a prominent role on the international stage and contributed to changing the world. 

    Award-winning producers Temps Noir (Cuba, an African Odyssey, Africa, history of a continent) and Brook Lapping (Obama Years, Putin, Russia and the West, Iran and the West) have put their talents together to produce a fascinating insider account of 60 years of Cuba’s history and its place in the world.
     
    Castro and his team changed the world in a way that was inconceivable for a mere Island in the Caribbean. By sending troops to fight alongside left--‐wing revolutionaries in Africa, and using soft power to influence other regimes in Latin America, Cuba–in Fidel’s words–"was a small country which behaved as if it had the resources of a great power". Moreover, he managed to get away with it for more than three decades.
     
    For the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution in 2019, with views from every side–the Cubans, the Russians, the Americans and the rest – this film will reveal the history of Cuba as never before.
     

  • A HISTORY OF THE EUROPEAN WORKING CLASS

    The working class has played an essential part of European countries’ history – through revolutions, wars and social progress.  In 4 episodes of a spectacular tale, this show reminds us of what our societies owe to the workers’...

    HISTORY Presale
    • Series

    • Provisional Delivery : January 2020
    • Director(s):

      NEUMANN (STAN)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, LES FILMS D'ICI

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The working class has played an essential part of European countries’ history – through revolutions, wars and social progress.  In 4 episodes of a spectacular tale, this show reminds us of what our societies owe to the workers’ movements and its struggles.
     

    The story begins in the 18th century. But their fight carries on today. Much of our current democracies’ institutions and values flow from older working class demands: universal suffrage or social solidarity are some of its most telling examples. Our culture – the way we dress, the songs we listen to, the movies we watch and the mass-media themselves – heavily relies on the workers’ erstwhile popular culture. Finally, all across Asia, Africa and Latin America, millions of women and men experience lives similar to the 18th and 19th centuries’ European working class. We will bring out the present’s ever looming shadow by constantly flowing back and forth between history and current situations. Those contemporary testimonies and photographs will help us gather the threads of memory between yesterday and nowadays together again.

  • AN OPERA FOR AN EMPIRE

    Famous for its ghost, the Garnier Opera House is above all the product of a titanic building site and the window of a time, the Second Empire. From 1852 to 1870, eighteen years of flamboyance made Paris the capital of modernity...

    HISTORY Presale
    • One-off

    • Trailer
    • Provisional Delivery : April 2020
    • Director(s):

      Cabouat (Patrick)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, BEL AIR PRODUCTION

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Famous for its ghost, the Garnier Opera House is above all the product of a titanic building site and the window of a time, the Second Empire. From 1852 to 1870, eighteen years of flamboyance made Paris the capital of modernity and the seat of "the civilization of opera".

    This 90-minute documentary aims to tell the story of the great Paris construction of the Garnier Opera House, which lasted 14 years (from 1861 to 1875). While plunging into the backstage, its wheels and its legends, it will explain the special place it occupied in what Nietzsche called the "civilization of opera", the golden age of the bourgeoisie based on the appearance and the spectacular, which was then put in place. By the admission of Charles Garnier, the Opera as a whole was to serve as stage for the new elite of the time. From the story of its construction and architectural details, we will open windows on historical, social, political and artistic themes that will be treated to the image by paintings, period photos, film clips, animations in 3D and historical evocations (fiction). We will also call on specialized speakers on these different themes. Interviewed in studio and in situ, they will guide us, step by step, in this building still alive and full of anecdotes. Throughout the story, we will also follow the myth of the ghost, invented from scratch by the novelist Gaston Leroux, and so well integrated into the monument that it remains today THE symbol and an important key to understanding. Finally, music and ballet will be present in this film, in the form of musical excerpts and lyrical performances.

  • THE BIRTH OF HAUTE CUISINE

    Haute cuisine is a modern luxury that was invented over a century ago by one man. Auguste Escoffier revolutionized French cooking and dining experience and made them a world reference in culinary arts. 

    HISTORY Presale
    • One-off

    • Trailer
    • Provisional Delivery : November 2019
    • Director(s):

      JULIEN (Olivier)

    • Producer(s):

      IMAGISSIME, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Haute cuisine is a modern luxury that was invented over a century ago by one man. Auguste Escoffier revolutionized French cooking and dining experience and made them a world reference in culinary arts. 

    He became the legendary chef of the first luxury hotels: the Ritz in Paris, the Savoy and Carlton in London, and then New York. He set the new model of modern gastronomy: organization in the kitchen, uniforms for the personnel, new recipes, hygiene measures, presentation of the dishes and service of course. Through reenactments, archives and interviews of starred-chefs from around the world, we will retrace the birth of haute cuisine and how the legacy of Escoffier remains today.

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