TV5 Monde USA is revving up for some exciting programming during the month of October, according to a press release issued by the channel. TV5 Monde USA viewers should look out for some scandalous tales involving students who enjoy romances with their teachers and some nursing home escapes.
Specifically, viewers should be on the look out for the movie Rumours, a thriller about the disappearance of a high school girl who was said to be having an affair with her professor. Another evocative movie is La confrérie des larmes (Brotherhood of Tears), an action-packed film that follows the life of a former police officer who encounters some dangerous situations at his new job as a messenger, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Be sure to watch The Power, a political documentary about the life of Francois Hollande, a French president who fulfills his daily tasks at the Elysee Palace. In the mood to hear about unfaithful spouses? The movie Three Silences gives you the chance to peek inside the life of another problematic couple. For a more family-friendly movie, enjoy Memories, an epic that chronicles the life of Romain as he desperately tries to save his grandmother from a nursing home.
Here is a better overview of each. Rumeurs (Rumours) is a 2014 emotional thriller directed by Étienne Dhaene about a physical education teacher who crosses the line by developing a romantic interest in one of his high school students, named Angelica. Unable to control their hidden desire, several classmates find out the truth about their affair. Things take a turn for the worse after Angelica disappears, causing community members to put the blame on Estelle. Rumeurs (Rumours) airs Friday, October 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. It stars Ingrid Chauvin, Bruno Slagmulder, and Thomas Cousseau, according to Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
La confrérie des larmes (Brotherhood of Tears) is a 2013 French thriller that follows a former cop who is having a hard time in his life as he struggles to take care of himself and his rebellious teenage daughter. Life becomes more interesting when he takes on a job as a messenger, affording him the chance to travel the world. But when he is commissioned to transport a black briefcase to another country, he begins to wonder if he is secretly becoming a part of some sort of organized crime. La confrérie des larmes (Brotherhood of Tears) stars Jean-Baptiste Andrea and Gael Malry. It airs on Sunday, October 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT.
Le Pouvoir, also known as The Power is a documentary with a political component that follows French president Francois Hollande as he goes about his daily activities in the world-famous Elysee Palace. The documentary seeks to give viewers an inside view of the president’s life as he comes into contact with ministers, like Laurent Fabius, and other high-profile political figures. Tune in for Le Pouvoir – (The Power) on Tuesday, October 6th at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT.
Les trois silences (Three Silences) is a 90-minute drama thriller starring Caroline Sihol, Jean-Hugues Anglade, and Julie-Marie Parmentier. It will air on Friday, October 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT. Here is the tease.
“Doubtful about her lover’s sincerity, Olivia decides to follow Philippe (played by César award-winning actor Jean-Hugues Anglade) around town. During her journey, she discovers Philippe’s mistress. Everything begins to spiral out of control when she questions if she should confront Philippe about being unfaithful or if she should pretend she doesn’t know about his infidelity.”
Memories, originally titled Les souvenirs, is a stirring comedy drama that was released in 2014. It centers around Madelaine Esnard, an elderly woman who wants to return to the town of Etretat, a place from her childhood which holds beautiful memories. She wants to spend time there with her loving grandson, Romain, with whom she shares a strong bond — despite the age difference. Agreeing to go along on her exciting adventure, Romain helps his grandmother escape a nursing home. Tune in for Memories on Sunday, October 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT. It stars Michel Blanc, Annie Cordy, and Mathieu Spinosi.
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