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  • 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
    • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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
    • One-off

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

      NEUMANN (STAN)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, LES FILMS D'ICI

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2018

    • 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.

  • SEX REVOLUTIONS

    Cause and consequence of multiple social struggles and evolutions as well as medical progress, the sexual revolution redefined our societies. From New-York to Paris, San Francisco and Berlin, discover previously unseen public a...

    HISTORY New
    • Series (2 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      DESMILLE (Sylvain)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, LES BATELIERES PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2017

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Cause and consequence of multiple social struggles and evolutions as well as medical progress, the sexual revolution redefined our societies. From New-York to Paris, San Francisco and Berlin, discover previously unseen public and private archives with analysis by the most eminent experts.

    From the advent of readily available contraception to feminist and LGBT struggles, from the change of mentalities and relaxation of censorship to the introduction of sexual education in schools: the sexual revolution permeated many of the social evolutions observed from the 1950s to the 2000s.
    While these themes are usually treated separately, the unveiling of exclusive archives will enable us to shed a new light on this social dynamic. The director also interviews sociologists, historians and philosophers in Europe and the United States to give us their perspective on this broad topic.

  • MY LIFE IN HITLER'S GERMANY

    They all lived under Hitler in Germany, they all survived, they all tell their stories: the persecuted Jews, the harassed opposition...Told only with archival documents, the film is a deeply-moving account of Germany and the Th...

    HISTORY New
    • Director(s):

      PRIEUR (Jérôme)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, ROCHE PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2017

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    They all lived under Hitler in Germany, they all survived, they all tell their stories: the persecuted Jews, the harassed opposition...Told only with archival documents, the film is a deeply-moving account of Germany and the Third Reich.

    How day by day their country was crushed by the dictatorship. 260 manuscripts, 20,000 pages of personal accounts discovered. 

  • THE BIRTH OF MODERN GASTRONOMY

    At the dawn of the twentieth century, a young Provençal boy with an exceptional destiny revolutionizes French cuisine to make it the world reference in culinary art. Legendary chef of the first luxury hotels, Auguste Escoffier ...

    HISTORY Presale
    • One-off

    • Provisional Delivery : September 2019
    • Director(s):

      JULIEN (Olivier)

    • Producer(s):

      IMAGISSIME, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2018

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    At the dawn of the twentieth century, a young Provençal boy with an exceptional destiny revolutionizes French cuisine to make it the world reference in culinary art. Legendary chef of the first luxury hotels, Auguste Escoffier has shaped all the models of modern gastronomy. (4K/UHD)
     

    Here is the story of this simple and humble, precise and meticulous man who has shaped modern gastronomy in all its aspects: from the composition of dishes to the work organization in the kitchen, not to mention the obligation to wear kitchen clothes.

  • THE SS, A BARBARIC STATE

    Nuremberg is where Nazi congresses were held. In the city where Hitler gathered huge crowds of fanatics, the court hosted in 1945 the greatest trial in History.The Allied victors judged those responsible for the Third Reich.

    HISTORY New
    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Nuremberg is where Nazi congresses were held. In the city where Hitler gathered huge crowds of fanatics, the court hosted in 1945 the greatest trial in History.The Allied victors judged those responsible for the Third Reich.

    Among the defendants are the Führer's closest surviving accomplices. But not only them: defendant number 27 is not even a man. It is an entire organization: the SS were a state within the state – which ruled all the police – with its own army, within the Nazi regime.

  • THE NEIGHBOURS

    The French director and historian Ruth Zylberman is sitting in a living room in the USA, visiting a 79-year-old man whom his Jewish parents hid with a stranger’s family during the German occupation of Paris. Henry Osman, born H...

    HISTORY New
    • Director(s):

      ZYLBERMAN (RUTH)

    • Producer(s):

      ZADIG PRODUCTIONS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except Italy and Italian-speaking Switzerland).

    • Production year:

      2018

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The French director and historian Ruth Zylberman is sitting in a living room in the USA, visiting a 79-year-old man whom his Jewish parents hid with a stranger’s family during the German occupation of Paris. Henry Osman, born Henri Ossmann, hardly remembers his parents – not what they looked like, not what they did for a living. Zylberman has brought a pile of paper copies and is able to reconstruct parts of that childhood.

           The house whose address gave the film its title – and where Osman lived as a small boy – is located in the Jewish district of Paris. Zylberman reconstructed the house community during the war in great detail: who lived here? Who knew whom? Re-enactments with dollhouse furniture and drawn floor plans at the former residents’ kitchen tables alternate with contemporary views of the building as she re-creates this typical Paris building in the Saint-Maur No. 209 as an anachronistic space in which history is still alive, right down to the cobbled courtyard. A highly focused and at the same time extremely emotional piece of experimental historiography.

    2018: Special Honour of the Historical Documentary Award at the Rendez-Vous of History (Blois - France).

  • MAHATMA GANDHI, BEYOND THE MYTH

    Gandhi was a world known icon, a non-violent leader and symbol of India’s independence. What were his strategies to personify this struggle, and how did he make his own body and his image the key weapons of a worldwide communic...

    HISTORY Presale
    • One-off

    • Provisional Delivery : June 2019
    • Director(s):

      DAMOISEL (MATHILDE)

    • Producer(s):

      TEMPS NOIR

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2018

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Gandhi was a world known icon, a non-violent leader and symbol of India’s independence. What were his strategies to personify this struggle, and how did he make his own body and his image the key weapons of a worldwide communications battle in India, Europe and in the US?
     

    With both archives of the events and shootings on sites, our film will also question what remains of the myth, what it still inspires, its failures as well as the way it was eventually betrayed. 

  • NELSON MANDELA, BEYOND THE MYTH

    Mandela’s legend is built in his absence, during his 27- year incarceration. In 1990, when Nelson Mandela is released, South Africa is waiting for their Messiah. He doesn’t know it yet, he is the most famous political prisoner ...

    HISTORY Presale
    • One-off

    • Provisional Delivery : June 2019
    • Director(s):

      DESTORS (François-Xavier)

    • Producer(s):

      TEMPS NOIR

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2018

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Mandela’s legend is built in his absence, during his 27- year incarceration. In 1990, when Nelson Mandela is released, South Africa is waiting for their Messiah. He doesn’t know it yet, he is the most famous political prisoner of the Planet. Will he be up to the challenge?
     

    The film evisits the genesis of a legend first built without the man itself, Mandela being jailed for 27 years. It is the story of a myth without a face, an international struggle against apartheid, popularised by political and pop culture figures all over the world. With a stabbing question: would Mandela be at the height?

  • THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS GREAT WAR

    By the end of 1917 a regiment of African-American soldiers had joined the trenches in France. By fighting with the “poilus”, under French command, they discovered both the horrors of war and another world entirely; a world wher...

    HISTORY New
    • Director(s):

      REINHARDT (François)

    • Producer(s):

      WHAT'S UP PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2018

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    By the end of 1917 a regiment of African-American soldiers had joined the trenches in France. By fighting with the “poilus”, under French command, they discovered both the horrors of war and another world entirely; a world where racial segregation did not exist.

    The 15th regiment of the New York National Guard was exclusively made up of black soldiers. Nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters, this American unit was to be the most decorated of the Second World War. It was also the one that fought on the front line for the longest time: 191 days.
    It was not only liberty and democracy that they came to defend with fieriness in France, but also racial equality. By fighting on the Old Continent, the descendants of slaves hoped to win another war – one that was waged in their own country: the war against segregation.
    These African-American soldiers hoped that when they came back home they would finally be considered as full-fledged US citizens. Here is their story.

  • 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 Presale
    • One-off

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    • Provisional Delivery : February 2019
    • Director(s):

      DUFRESNE (David)

    • Producer(s):

      RESISTANCE FILMS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2017

    • 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.

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