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THE DRIVING LICENSE BUSINESS // 75' - 2019

An astonishing investigation into the driving license business!
From cut-price driving schools to fraudsters selling fake documents indistinguishable from the real thing to networks dedicated to helping candidates cheat their way through theory examinations, some people will stop at nothing to get their hands on a driving licence, even if it means taking their tests abroad, where they can be cheaper and easier to pass than in France...

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THE GUARDIAN ANGELS OF THE CÔTE D'AZUR // 8 x 90' - 2018 - 2019

On the Côte d’Azur, the firefighters, emergency medical services and the police are present on all fronts to ensure the safety of the tourists who visit the French Riviera every year. We follow the Cagnes-sur-Mer firefighters, the Hyères gendarmerie and the emergency department at Fréjus hospital who come to the aid of holidaymakers in distress on a daily basis.

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ACCIDENTS, FAKE LICENSES, HIT AND RUNS: ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DANGEROUS DRIVERS // 68' - 2018

There are numerous ways for a driver to clock up penalty points and lose their license. And with the cost of taking or retaking a driving test coming in at around 2,000 Euros, an ever-growing number of motorists are throwing caution to the wind and driving with fake documents or no licence at all. How and why did the driving licence become such a highly prized commodity? Who are the renegades of the road who will do anything to avoid getting caught?

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ELITE UNITS: THE NEW ROLE OF ANIMALS // 88' - 2018

The police, gendarmerie and army don’t just hire people: animals are also part of their workforce. Indeed, the skills of dogs, horses or even pigeons are sometimes essential!
For several weeks, we accompanied these exceptional animals from training sessions to field missions to create a portrait of these rather special members of the forces.

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MEDICAL EMERGENCIES: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE SAMU // 84' - 2018

An immersive look behind the scenes of the SAMU, on call with the emergency medical services!
Here in Chalon-sur-Saône, dedicated and passionate teams of paramedics intervene in conditions that can sometimes be extreme: road accidents, suicide attempts, rescuing children... The objective of these professionals: to save every victim.

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ALCOHOL, RECKLESS DRIVERS AND INCIVILITY: THE POLICE AND GENDARMES OF EASTERN FRANCE IN ACTION // 70' - 2018

Immersion into a unit of elite gendarmes confronted with every kind of violence and excess in Haut-Rhin: car chases at 150 km/h through a village, arrests, burglaries, domestic violence, a fire outside a petrochemical factory…
Covering the countryside and peri-urban areas where crime is high, these gendarmes with multiple missions always have the same objective: to help the community.

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THE PSIG (POLICE SURVEILLANCE AND INTERVENTION PLATOONS), GENDARMES UNDER PRESSURE // 59' - 2018

An inside look at the PSIG in Burgundy, fighting rural and urban crime.
One of their missions is to hunt down reckless drivers on the A31, one of the busiest motorways in France. More surprisingly, and this is peculiar to Burgundy, the gendarmerie is having to face a new type of crime: grape theft.
Because here, grapes are worth their weight in gold. They are the raw material for great vintages such as Musigny, Montrachet and Romanée Conti...

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MOONLIGHTING // - 2018

Inside the opaque world of illegal employment. From the nanny paid cash to the undeclared worker, in France, two and a half million people are working illegally. Social security fraud that costs the state 15 billion Euros.
The incorruptible against the fraudulent, strong-arm tactics against cover-ups, who are these behind-the-scenes workers who run a good part of our economy? How far are their bosses able to go to exploit them? What shock methods do inspectors use to bring them down?

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BASQUE COUNTRY: HOLIDAYS ON THE MOVE // - 2018

The Basque Country is a favourite destination for French holidaymakers.
The Forget family and their 3 children fell in love with this mountainous country, which opens mainly onto the Atlantic. With them, we discover the region’s beautiful beaches, green hills, village festivals and typical produce, as well as its best-kept secrets – and all in a camper van, allowing us to explore freely and enjoy a different panorama every day.

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OBESITY: THE PRICE OF KILOS // 90' - 2018

In France, 15% of adults and 1 in 5 children are obese or overweight. The Ministry of Health is increasing the number of information programmes intended to promote a "healthy eating charter”. Sensing a business opportunity, some people are taking advantage of this growing market, offering new surgical procedures, weight-loss treatments, plus-size clothing lines and XXL evenings... and demonstrating that unwanted kilos can be worth their weight in gold!

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MORMONS OUT TO CONQUER THE WORLD // 95' - 2018

The Mormon community now has 16 million followers worldwide, including 38,000 in France. Everyone is asked to donate 10% of their income to the church. An investigation into a discreet religious and cultural group, which dreams of converting the whole world.

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BANK CARD FRAUD // - 2018

In the Yvelines, a new phenomenon is gaining momentum. Victims are walking into police stations every day to report that their bank cards have been stolen and sums of up to several thousand Euros taken from their bank accounts. A young lieutenant takes over the case. His investigation reveals that the thieves are striking in corporate and fast food restaurants...

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CASH: AN INVESTIGATION INTO TAX FRAUD // 87' - 2018

Cheating the tax authorities is not easy, yet every year tens of thousands of taxpayers find ways of doing it. What methods do they use? And what strategies are put in place to prevent them? We focus on the various fraud cases uncovered by the taxman.

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SUMMER POLICE AT CAP D'AGDE // 2 x 88' - 2018

Cap d'Agde, the largest seaside resort in Europe, is best known for its naturist village. It’s a safe place, but one that occasionally falls victim to misbehaviour.
Assaults, robberies, exhibitionism, dangerous driving, illegal beach vendors, fights amongst people leaving nightclubs ... 59 highly trained and armed municipal police officers work around the clock to ensure that their city is a safe place for the holiday makers.

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DISPENSING JUSTICE // 2 x 55' - 2018

The daily life of a Court in France

A man burdened with debt collapses in tears. A teenager self-harms to cure her illness. An inmate confesses that he is anything but "innocent". Another justifies his violence because, according to him, women have “smaller brains than men"...

These stories - dramatic or moving - constitute the daily life of the high court in Vienne, a city with 30,000 inhabitants in Isère, south of Lyon in the Rhone Valley.

Behind...

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OPEX, BEHIND THE SCENES OF WAR // 77' - 2018

Their names are Jeremiah, Amelie, Josselin, Didier and Yohan. Soldiers and civilians, they work almost independently in the Malian desert as chefs, bakers, mechanics, nurses, first-aid workers, maintenance managers and in support services. Who are these men and women on the ground, who choose to live away from their families for months at a time? How does the army handle logistics 4,000 kilometres from France?

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THE PRICE OF INNOCENCE: HOW JUSTICE COMPENSATES THE WRONGLY ACCUSED // 46' - 2018

In this documentary, for the first time, our cameras have been given permission to film hearings the public has previously never known were taking place. Over a period of several months, a small room nestled in the heart of the Palais de Justice is the setting for a series of rare and poignant moments, as judges face men and women who have been detained for days, months or years but then cleared of any suspicion. All tell of their suffering and are claiming compensation.
Nicknamed "The...

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GILETS JAUNES (YELLOW VESTS): WHEN FRANCE CATCHES FIRE // 84' - 2018

Since the 18th October 2018, the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests), an unprecedented movement created on social media to protest against rising fuel prices, have been stirring up France. On 17 November, this "France of the forgotten" decided to be heard by organizing a day of roadblocks. And so, a revolt has been shaking the state. France hasn’t experienced such violence for decades... On Saturday 1st and December 8th, 2018, this violence reached an unprecedented level. But who is behind the Yellow...

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ILLEGAL TRAFFICKING, ANIMALS IN DANGER // 90' - 2018

An investigation into animal trafficking.
When buying an animal, how can we be sure of its pedigree? Can we trust the breeders who abound on the net? What are the consequences of animal trafficking?
Dogs are the biggest victims of this trade. Every year, 100,000 arrive illegally in France. Abused animals, sometimes sick, with false papers and expired vaccines. To fight this crime, a specialized unit of the SPA investigates smugglers all year round, with the aim of dismantling...

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CANADAIR, ON EARTH AS IN THE HEAVENS // 51' - 2018

Canadair pilots are true heroes, but also untouchable knights, whom we respect from a distance, being unable to get to know them close up.
But who are the men behind these protective figures? How do they prepare themselves on the ground to fight fire from the sky?
This documentary shed some light on these grey areas under the sun of Corsica, where, each summer, a Canadair detachment takes up residence on the Ajaccio base.

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PILGRIMS, BELIEVERS: A PROFITABLE BUSINESS // 93' - 2017

From pilgrimages to Lourdes to the Halal market and including the organisers of Jewish festivals, the big winners of devotion are traders and specialised brands, with thousands, if not billions of Euros to be made by entrepreneurs tapping into this extremely lucrative market...

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CORSICA: THE HIDDEN SIDE OF “THE ISLAND OF BEAUTY” // 88' - 2017

With its stunning landscapes, turquoise seas, sandy beaches, inlets, mountains and gourmet cuisine, the Island of Beauty has everything required for an unforgettable holiday. But the island’s reputation is being jeopardised by crooks with no qualms about scamming the tourists.

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PRIORITY 1: THE FIREFIGHTERS OF HAUTE PROVENCE // 90' - 2017

In the event of road accidents, fires or resuscitations, the Haute Provence firefighters have only one objective: to intervene quickly and rescue people in distress.

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SPEED CAMERAS, BIKERS, RECKLESS DRIVERS: ZERO TOLERANCE // 88' - 2017

For weeks, we followed the people doing everything they can to make the road a safe place.

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BEACHES, PARTY-GOERS AND PETTY CRIMINALS: THE HEAT IS ON IN SAINT RAPHAËL // 52' - 2017

During the two months of the summer holidays, the population of this quiet seaside town doubles and the problems multiply. With thefts, fights between rival gangs and the ravages of alcohol, Saint Raphael’s 66 municipal police officers are ready for battle day and night. There are no surveillance cameras here to control the city: everything is played out in the field!

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FORGOTTEN OR SACRIFICED: THE MIDDLE CLASS REVOLT // 87' - 2017

Once almost privileged, today, the middle classes have been weakened. An investigation into the French families whose standard of living is being eroded. Employees, civil servants, nurses, small business owners… how are they keeping their heads above water? Longer hours, cost cutting in every direction, it’s often support from the family that allows them to get by. What effect will this have on the way they vote?

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NICE: ONE YEAR ON, A COUNTER-INVESTIGATION INTO AN ATTACK // 89' - 2017

On July 14, 2016, France was marked by one of the most terrible terrorist attacks in its history: on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, a 19-tonne truck drove deliberately into the crowd that had just been watching the traditional firework display.
The truck mercilessly mowed down men, women and children. The result: 86 dead and more than 450 injured.
This horrific act took just 4 minutes and 17 seconds to carry out but, a year later, many questions remain unanswered...

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MIGRANTS, THE MISERY TRADE // 97' - 2017

The reception of migrants? It’s a question that divides opinion and panics the politicians.
After Calais and its 10,000 refugees, the problem has moved to the French Riviera, between Menton in France and Ventimiglia in Italy.
How do the 300 officials in Ofpra (French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons) grant refugee status? This high level administrative body has taken the extremely rare step of allowing us to film an interview with a refugee seeking...

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THE SECRETS OF OFFICIAL STATE CARS // 53' - 2017

Prestige, power, security, propaganda… In this documentary. we investigate the secrets of the official state cars that have marked history.
The Citroën DS 19 that saved General de Gaulle’s life... The Mercedes 770k used as a propaganda tool by Hitler... The Popemobile popularised by John Paul II... The presidents of the United States are never seen in anything but "The Beast”, an ultra-armoured monster, equipped with a wave jammer and smoke screen dispensers...

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THE WAR OF THE WATER PARKS // 48' - 2017

After enjoying a monopoly in its sector for many years, Aqualand is now facing a competitor which opened its doors in the Vendée in the spring of 2016: O'Gliss Park, a low cost leisure site with an ecological concept.
A crazy gamble to win over tourists in search of originality

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FIRES, ACCIDENTS, HEART ATTACKS: FIREFIGHTERS IN ACTION // 87' - 2017

The Nîmes and Grau-du-roi barracks open their doors to us. From road traffic accidents to heart attacks... these professional emergency responders are active on every front.

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THE PALAISEAU GENDARMES: A CRACK SQUAD FOR HIGH-RISK INTERVENTIONS // 64' - 2017

We follow the men of the Palaiseau PSIG-Saber (Gendarmerie Surveillance and Intervention Platoon) as they go about their daily duties.
Established in areas prone to civil unrest, these units were reinforced after the terrorist attacks of 2015. Prepared for the worst, they can be at the scene of an incident within 20 minutes of an alarm being raised.

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VOCATION: FIRE FIGHTER // 4 x 52' - 2017

A series about commitment amongst fire fighters, but also in general.
For 6 months we followed 3 twenty-year old men and women during their training and first months of service in the Rescue Centres to which they are assigned.
Who are today’s young recruits? What are their motives? Their values? Do they understand the reality of what awaits them in the field?

Ep 01: Sacred Fire (58 ')
Ep 02: Out in the Field (52 ')
Ep 03: Baptism of Fire (54 ')

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FAKE PERMITS AND HIT-AND-RUNS: THE GREAT RECKLESS DRIVER HUNT // 68' - 2017

It’s sad to report, but in 2016 the number of deaths on the roads of mainland France rose for the third consecutive year, bringing the total to a record 3469. More than ever before, the fight against road traffic offenders is a priority for the police and gendarmes. Fixed firmly in their sights are the 500,000 or so people driving without a license. We meet several of these drivers...

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MOVING HOUSE: BIG MUSCLES AT LITTLE COST? // 25' - 2017

In France, 10% of the population move house every year, an event that not only causes stress but poses a dilemma: is it better to do the job oneself or get help? To save money or to take the easy option?
An alternative is developing: dozens of companies are offering removal services at bargain prices. From individuals lending a hand to personalised professional solutions, how good are these low cost options? What are the potential savings? And what are the risks?

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RECKLESS DRIVERS, PICKPOCKETS, PETTY CRIMINALS: A SUMMER UNDER HIGH TENSION IN NICE // 57' - 2017

Thanks to an effective system (435 police officers, a team of bikers and a network of 1,750 CCTV cameras across the city), the Nice Municipal Police Force are able to fight crime on a daily basis. On the programme: pickpockets, assaults, party-goers, car chases, reckless drivers, anti-social behaviour and unusual interventions involving "wild" nudists.

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ACCIDENTS, FIRES, EMERGENCY RESCUES: FIREFIGHTERS IN PROVENCE ON ALERT // 52' - 2017

The Bouches-du-Rhone fire brigade operates in a particularly large area. Responding to a wide variety of situations, including domestic blazes, forest fires and road traffic accidents, the fire fighters of Provence are responsible for vast urban concentrations, covering everything from cities to large buildings and housing developments containing hundreds of families.

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ACCIDENTS, BRAWLS AND BURGLARIES: A HOT SUMMER ON THE COAST // 73' - 2017

More than 600,000 tourists flock to the shores of the Mediterranean every summer, not without consequences for their safety.
Reckless drivers and petty criminals, brawls on the beach, barbecues that get out of hand, anti-social behaviour, burglaries... 2 months of high tension on the Côte d'Azur for the gendarmes, police and paramedics, who are mobilised to ensure peace of mind for the holidaymakers.

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COMMANDO COURSES: AT THE SCHOOL OF COURAGE (SAED) // 2 x 52' - 2017

In the Pyrénées-Orientales, the CNEC (National Commando Training Centre) is where the French Army tests its warriors’ physical and psychological limits.
The soldiers are trying to get their commando badges. An award that is obtained at a high price...

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LEGIONARIES: AT THE SCHOOL OF COURAGE // 4 x 52' - 2017

In the French Army, the Foreign Legion is a legend. To join, candidates must renounce their past, their name, their native language. We follow the men who have left everything behind to discover the harsh reality of this elite corps.

EP01 - 8 weeks in green hell
The Equatorial Forest Training Centre is the terrain where the Foreign Legion prepares its soldiers for combat in the jungle. For eight weeks, 36 men will go through hell to complete the most difficult of...

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THE REAL FACE OF MARINE LE PEN // 59' - 2017

At the very heart of the system Marine Le Pen. Coline Tison unpacks the various stages of the party’s attempts to un-demonize the National Front’s image. Since 2011, when Marine Le Pen replaced her father as the leader of the party, the National Front has undergone a serious makeover. The old dogs of the National Front (Lorrain de Saint-Affrique, Bruno Mégret, and Jean-Marie Le Pen himself) have been moved by the way in which Marine Le Pen (supported by Florian Philippot) has tried to make the...

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THE HIDDEN FACE OF THE NATIONAL FRONT // 51' - 2017

In early 2017, Quentin Pichon infiltrated the Alpes-Maritimes branch of the National Youth Front (NYF) in order to reveal the “true face” of the party’s young wolves. For two months, the journalist followed the young activists in their field operations: from leaflet distribution at markets, to tumultuous meetings with older executives, to poorly controlled communications operations with the international media. During a group trip to Lyon, Quentin Pichon attended a clandestine drinking party,...

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SUCCESS AT THE FAIR // 88' - 2017

From the Lessay Fair, to the luxurious Cannes Yachting Lounge, to the famous Colmar Wine Fair, we travel through France, discovering the diverse fairs the country has to offer…

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HOMELESS WOMEN: SURVIVING ON THE STREETS OF HELL // 89' - 2017

In France, two out of five homeless people are women. It is estimated that there are 30,000 homeless women in France, and 7,000 of them live in Paris. Many things lead these women to the street: layoff, eviction, and family breakdown, to name a few. In the street, these women have to learn to fend for themselves.

For a handful of weeks, a number of homeless women allowed a shooting team to follow them in their daily lives. We meet Barkissou, a homeless student; Nadia, who sleeps...

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PUBLIC SPENDING: A BIG WASTE? // 95' - 2017

Often, public infrastructure is disproportionately expensive. As public infrastructure continues to be implemented, more and more people are calling for a reduction in spending. Our team has conducted an investigation into abuses of spending and how the administration attempts to reduce these abuses.

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ACCIDENTS, SPEED LIMITS, TRAFFIC: HIGHWAY HAZARDS ON THE A62 // 87' - 2017

The A62 connects the cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse. To ensure the safety of the highway and track down reckless drivers, 112 police officers are on alert…

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RACE TO THE STARS: THE EXCLUSIVE PALACES AND RESTAURANTS OF PARIS // 86' - 2017

In Paris, only nine hotels have snatched the title of “Palace,” the holy grail for five star hotels. Le Meurice, Le Bristol, Le George V and La Réserve have been the last five hotels to enter this exclusive circle. These hotels symbolise the French way of life for their wealthy, international clientele. One night in a single room costs 600 euros and a suite can cost up to 25,000 euros.
Over the last 10 years, the number of luxury rooms in Paris has nearly doubled. The competition...

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THE GREAT MELTING POT: WHAT MAKES FRANCE SUCCEED? // 87' - 2017

In France, sacrifice is sometimes part of the journey. However, some young people have been able to break into careers that are far removed from their social origins. Full of ambition, these young people dreamt of breaking the glass ceiling and creating a destiny different from that of their parents. We followed some of these young people at their jobs as stylists and restaurant managers, where they prove that determination is the key to success.

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MY LIFE AT BOARDING SCHOOL // 91' - 2017

Each year, more than 250,000 children attend boarding schools. Who are these children, and what do their daily lives look like? Are they at boarding school to succeed, or to find freedom?

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FOLKLORE AND TRADITIONS: DIVING INTO THE HEART OF WEDDINGS // 92' - 2017

We follow the path of an engaged couple and their families as they prepare for their wedding ceremony and do their best to honor the rites and customs of their community.

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UNMARRIED: THE BUSINESS OF LOVE // 90' - 2017

There are 18 million single people in France. This number is a blessing for the “merchants of the heart” who compete to create imaginative new ways of helping people meet and fall in love.

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THIRTEEN YEARS OLD AND ALREADY A DELINQUENT: WHEN OUR TEENS DEFY THE LAW // 72' - 2017

Every year, about 200,000 minors are involved in crimes. These crimes are often theft, but minors have also been charged for drug trafficking and violence. 80 percent of these crimes are committed by boys, even though the number of girls involved in crimes has increased significantly over the past ten years. Contrary to popular belief, 9 out of 10 offenses committed by minors are punished by the courts, and in 2017, over 3,000 minors were placed in detention. Some minors seem unafraid of the...

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GLUTEN FREE, SUGAR FREE, AND VEGAN: THE REVOLUTION ON OUR PLATES // 88' - 2017

Today, the French seem more and more preoccupied by the content of their plates. Eating healthy is their new credo. For some years now, we have been witnessing changes in eating habits. This “eating revolution” has created a new food market.
Vegans, disgusted by the conditions in which animals are raised and slaughtered, have sworn off of all animal products, from meat, to milk, to leather. The choice to avoid animal products has a large impact on daily life, and may be dangerous for...

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CÔTE D’AZUR: SECRETS OF THE CASH MACHINE // 87' - 2017

With more than ten million visitors a year, the French Riviera is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Private beaches make almost all of their income in July and August. For the beach attendants and restaurateurs, the season has to be a success.
While building on the sea front is now prohibited in principle, some sumptuous buildings have still just seen the light of day...

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FOOD: IS THERE POISON ON OUR PLATES? // 86' - 2017

France is a land of gastronomy, but for several years repeated scandals have tarnished the image of our daily diet. Is the food available in bulk on the supermarket shelves always good for our health?
Over the last 50 years, food has diversified and health campaigns are always encouraging us to eat more healthily. With purchasing power at half-mast, the French are looking for affordable foodstuffs. In order to produce industrial quantities of fruit, fish and meat at reduced prices,...

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PERMANENT TENSION FOR THE LILLE EMERGENCY POLICE SERVICE // 58' - 2016

The police in Lille receive more than 2,000 emergency calls a day: fights outside nightclubs, a baby left in a car, family disputes, burglaries… Upon arrival, the officers never know what really lies behind each incident. We follow them in tense situations, in which they have to use both firmness and psychology.

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THE HIDDEN SIDE OF THE RIVIERA // 52' - 2016

Among the flourishing businesses on the Côte d'Azur are real estate and private beaches.
The 800 beach restaurants on the coast generate a turnover of 750 million each year. But new environmental regulations are threatening their profitability.
In terms of real estate, the houses are sold at high prices and the few remaining lots are highly coveted. Many cannot legally be built on, but unscrupulous developers, along with some local councillors, manage to circumvent the very strict...

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LIVING WITH A DISABILITY // 90' - 2016

Paraplegic, blind, Down's syndrome... despite their conditions, they manage to lead an almost normal life and to be integrated into society.
A powerful documentary with moving accounts by people who, despite their difficulties, are fighting and destroying the stereotypes surrounding disability.

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POINTS TRAFFICKING, FAKE LICENSES // 90' - 2016

Since the introduction of penalty points in 1992, the number of French motorists losing their driving licences has steadily increased.
Some drivers will do anything in order to keep this precious document, even if it means embarking upon the most dubious of schemes.
Buying points on the Internet, identity fraud, rogue driving schools and even taking fake driving tests abroad: we investigate the numerous ways in which people manage to continue driving illegally.

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TIPS, TRICKS AND INGENUITY: THE KINGS OF RESOURCEFULNESS // 90' - 2016

Whether it’s food, housing, clothing or car repairs, for many, resourcefulness has become a way of life.

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MIAMI: A DIVE INTO THE HEART OF CRIME WITH THE ELITE POLICE FORCE // 54' - 2016

A wealthy, festive and flashy city, Miami is also the gateway to cocaine in the United States. A specialised unit has been created to deal with this crime. For several months, we followed the elite officers of the SWAT team day and night as they went about their duties.

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MARSEILLES, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CITY // 90' - 2016

The face of Marseilles may be changing, but the city is still haunted by its old demons. A stone's throw from the new Marseilles, trafficking continues to flourish in the flea market. Angel or demon? Which is the new Marseilles?

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LOTTERIES, CASINOS, GAMBLING: WHO ARE THE REAL WINNERS? // 90' - 2016

Lotto, casinos, horse racing or online gambling, fifty percent of French people gamble and the stakes amount to around 40 billion Euros per year. But this passion for gambling isn’t without its dangers and can lead to severe addiction.
From devices to detect cheats to slot machines, including the French national operator, La Française des Jeux, with its thousands of scratch cards, we take an in-depth look at the thriving gaming industry.

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THE PéRIPHERIQUE SQUAD // 52' - 2016

Police in action on the Paris Péripherique. More than 1.3 million vehicles use the 35-kilometre ring road surrounding Paris every day.
Speeding, driving under the influence of drink or drugs or without a license... The ring road is patrolled day and night by a specially created unit of 160 police officers, ready to intervene at any moment.

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GURUS, HEALERS, SHAMANS: CAREGIVERS OR CHARLATANS? // 90' - 2016

Today, fifty percent of French people use alternative or complementary medicine. But amongst this plethora of healers, there are also con artists: marabouts, disenchanters and sects… some taking advantage of the sick and desperate. How can we protect ourselves against abuse? An investigation into the world of healers, where the best rub shoulders with the worst.

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GYPSIES: THE FASCINATING LIFE OF TRAVELLERS // 90' - 2016

There are close to 300,000 travellers in France. Often misunderstood, their culture intrigues us as much as their lifestyle often disturbs us. However, this community with its strong identity hides a much more welcoming face. Those still living a nomadic life have to find sites upon which to park their caravans: a challenge in cities that don’t always welcome their presence... Many travellers continue to play an emblematic role in the community as travelling showmen. A life that’s often hard at...

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COUNTERFEIT BANKNOTES, DRUGS, ROBBERIES: THE GENDARMES FIGHTING ON EVERY FRONT // 91' - 2016

Immersion into the world of the police and gendarmerie investigative services. From filing complaints to making arrests, the investigators’ work is wide-ranging: fingerprinting, initial lines of enquiry, prime suspects, DNA analyses and telephone tapping, surveillance and managing informers…
Hold-ups, scams, kidnappings and burglaries: a variety of cases, often sensitive, are brought to light.

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HOUSING: INVESTIGATION INTO THE PITFALLS OF BUYING AND RENTING // 90' - 2016

House prices and rents have exploded and finding accommodation in France is now an obstacle course.
An investigation into the pitfalls of renting and buying. Find out how to avoid unpleasant surprises, track down the best deals, spot a scam and find affordable accommodation.

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BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE WATER PARKS // 90' - 2016

A look behind the scenes of the most popular water parks in France, including Splashworld, one of the largest in Europe, and Marineland with its orcas, dolphins, seals, sharks and polar bears.

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THE COMMANDOS: DO NOT SUFFER // 65' - 2016

Seventeen soldiers: paratroopers, legionnaires, artillerymen and members of the special forces… Among them, one woman. We follow them as they take part in the 4-week commando-training course in Collioure. A course with a fearsome reputation, from which they will emerge as qualified commando instructors. But to succeed, they will have to survive the gruelling challenges ahead of them.

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THE CARIBBEAN: MY LIFE ON VACATION // 85' - 2016

The Bahamas, Miami, Cancun, Saint Barts… every year, thousands of people leave France for the Caribbean, either to work there or simply enjoy the sandy beaches and turquoise seas.
We share their dream vacations.
In Mexico, Yohan, Quentin and Jordan are taking their first spring break.
Ex-playmate Anaïs moved to the Florida sun more than 10 years ago and earns 7000 Euros a month thanks to 3 million followers.
In Miami, Gildas works in nightclubs in the evening and...

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BURGLARIES: HOW CAN WE PROTECT OURSELVES FROM THIEVES? // 52' - 2016

Every 90 seconds, a burglary takes place in France. How can we protect our homes? CCTV, alarms, smart locks, self-defence weapons... Are the devices on the market really effective against burglaries? Are entrepreneurs making money out of consumers' fears?

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ONLINE SCAMS, THE NEW CON ARTISTS // 90' - 2016

Fake advertisements, dating scams, credit card hacks... the Internet is full of traps and swindles. While the scammers' methods are often crude, they are none the less effective. And for those who are fooled, the price can be very high.
Who are these new con artists? What are their tricks, and how can we avoid them?

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NOVEMBER 13, 2015: WHAT WE COULDN'T SEE // 60' - 2016

Following the 2015 and 2016 terrorist attacks in France, an investigation into the ideological roots of Daesh. What is Wahhabism? What is Salafism? How has the culture of jihad spread? What are the links between jihadism and Saudi Wahhabism?
Since the 1970s, Afghanistan, Algeria, Bosnia, Chechnya, then Sahel, Nigeria, Yemen, Libya, and finally Iraq and Syria... almost every conflict has taken on a Salafist hue. After thirty years, the phenomenon has finally reached the West.

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NANTES GENDARMERIE: THE HUNT FOR BURGLARS // 90' - 2016

In Nantes, the gendarmes from GELAC (the investigation and anti-burglary unit) are particularly in demand. Thefts of objects from homes, of fuel and even freight... they hunt down individuals acting alone or forming part of organised gangs.
The unit was created in February 2013, with the mission of stopping the rise of this itinerant crime throughout the district.

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OFFICER CADETS: AT THE LEGION SCHOOL // 56' - 2016

They are cadets at the prestigious Saint-Cyr Ecole Spéciale Militaire and future leaders of the French army.
It’s in French Guiana, at the legendary Foreign Legion Jungle Training Centre, that Saint-Cyr puts its recruits to the test. For 11 days, these young men and women will be facing their own limits in the jungle.
The goal: to toughen them up, to develop their mental and physical resilience, and to allow them to experience what they will later be demanding of their own...

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DEBT TRACKERS // 90' - 2015

Fifty percent of French households have consumer credit and more than 200,000 people are registered with the Banque de France. Once in the spiral of over-indebtedness, bad payers have to face bailiffs or debt collection companies, whose methods are not always legal.
How do households with more than a dozen loans end up in bankruptcy? Can debt-plagued households recover financially? Between threats and insults, what is daily life like for a bailiff?

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TOURISTS IN PARIS: BETWEEN THE DREAM AND THE SCAMS // 90' - 2015

Paris, fashion capital, city of lights and a popular destination for honeymooners, welcomes tens of millions of visitors each year with tourism professionals competing in imaginative ways to attract customers.
With tours offered by real but also fake guides, souvenirs often made in China and fierce competition between the riverboats, tour operators and traders are waging a trade war behind the scenes.
And tourists are also tempting prey for thieves, who are rampant in the capital…

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FAST FOOD / FROZEN BURGERS AND PIZZAS // 90' - 2015

Today in France, fast food is king. Burgers, pizzas, kebabs, sushi... with around 45 billion Euros in turnover per year, this booming sector has established itself in the face of traditional catering.
But “snacking” is no longer necessarily synonymous with junk food. Some have embarked upon the fast food adventure by offering balanced or organic meals, and the big chains have been quick to focus their advertising campaigns on the quality of their products.

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RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES: THE TRICKS OF THE TRADE // 90' - 2015

French chefs are held in high regard all over the world, and our bakeries welcome tourists by the thousands. An investigation into artisan bakers and restaurateurs in order to discover their trade secrets - some of which more palatable than others!
In order to protect consumers, fraud inspectors are constantly on the lookout for the slightest breach of regulations or abuse, such as the use of frozen or pre-cooked products, and even health risks.
What do we really eat in...

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SLASHED PRICES AND SHOPLIFTING: SUPERMARKET SECRETS // 90' - 2015

Nowadays, 60% of the food consumed in France is sold in supermarkets.
The mass retail pie is shared between eight industrial groups, and they compete mercilessly to attract consumers with their sales and marketing strategies.
So how do they go about attracting customers? Do we necessarily have to spend more in order to consume better? And above all, how can we get a good deal?

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RENNES POLICE // 2 x 52' - 2015

We follow the Rennes anti-gang brigade (BAC) over several weeks as they deal with thefts, assaults and acts of vandalism involving increasingly young and violent offenders.
During routine checks, arrests and tense confrontations in the sensitive areas of the Breton capital, the atmosphere can become explosive, with verbal abuse and provocation commonplace.
In one district, the dealers are no longer concealing their activities, and the police are mobilizing against drug...

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STRING-PULLING, PERKS: HANDS OFF MY PRIVILEGES! // 82' - 2015

An investigation into the lifestyle of French MEPs, who benefit from miscellaneous “expenses” and allowances in addition to their salary.
Followed by a report on the allocation of low-rent housing in Paris.
Are certain privileges justified? Are they sometimes abused?

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AMUSEMENT PARKS: INSIDE THE DREAM FACTORIES // 90' - 2015

With more than 30 million visitors a year and a turnover of around 2 billion Euros, the 300 amusement parks in France are always competing to find ever-more inventive ways to attract the public.
From Parc Astérix to Puy du Fou, voted the best park in the world, via Nigloland and the Tarbes funfair, we go behind the scenes of these places designed purely for our entertainment.
What are their trade secrets? How does this very lucrative business work? And above all, are the safety...

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NEW CALEDONIA: BEHIND THE SCENES // 90' - 2015

Located in the Pacific Ocean 1,500 kilometres from Australia, with its white sandy beaches, coral reefs, and lagoons, New Caledonia has all the elements of paradise...
Inhabited by the Kanaks (the indigenous population) and Kaldoches (descendants of Europeans), the island also has serious problems with violence and drugs.
We follow the police on the ground: How do they fight the dealers? Why does violence seem impossible to eradicate?

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PIGALLE, MONTMARTRE: WHEN PARIS SLUMS IT // 90' - 2015

Each year 47 million tourists come to Paris. One of the most popular attractions is the Moulin Rouge in Pigalle. A few metres away are the Butte de Montmartre, the Sacré Coeur and the Place du Tertre, where the painters delight the tourists. It’s a typical district in the capital and a legacy from the days of bohemian Paris, when Picasso and Gaugin had their studios there.
But behind the picture-postcard image is the neighbourhood of Barbès, in which gendarmes, police and customs...

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THE NEW REGIONAL PRODUCTS // 90' - 2015

Regional and traditional produce are the pride of France. However, some unscrupulous professionals are riding on the coattails of this trend and selling fake local products, which very often have nothing to do with the area from which they claim to originate.
Are real products available? From the Southwest known for its foie gras, to Corsica and its famous charcuterie, via Paris and its ham, we investigate the produce that claims to be “Made in France”.

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THE DOCTORS OF THE SKIES // 90' - 2015

The dedicated and passionate members of the SAMU emergency air ambulance service at Bayonne hospital work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week saving lives. Car accidents, heart attacks, suicide attempts or domestic accidents, their helicopters fly to the aid of patients in extreme conditions and hard to access mountainous areas.

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HIGH TENSION ON THE FRANCO-BELGIAN BORDER // 90' - 2015

Despite the congenial image that we have of northern France, the Franco-Belgian border is one of the most sensitive areas in the country. With prostitution and drug trafficking a major problem, life is certainly eventful for the local community and the police. The influx of migrants into the Calais jungle is also one of the problems being faced in the North.
We meet the people living along the Franco-Belgian border.

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AUCTIONS AND FLEA MARKETS: A FRENCH PASSION // 90' - 2015

Whether they’re crazy about vintage furniture or keen to get rid of unwanted objects, around 15 million French people visit flea markets, auctions and garage sales each year.
Every day, Drouot, the oldest auction house in France, welcomes 5,000 visitors, who pour through its doors to acquire paintings, jewellery and luxury leather goods at bargain prices!
La Braderie de Lille, the largest flea market in Europe, is attended by more than 2 million visitors a year in search of...

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INSIDE CLERMONT FERRAND A&E // 53' - 2015

The pressure of daily life for the emergency medical services at the Clermont-Ferrand hospital. The Puy-de-Dôme SAMU receives nearly 300,000 calls each year, with incidents ranging from traffic accidents to stabbings to births... Each call triggers a race against the clock to save lives. And when someone is in danger in an area that is difficult to access, the doctors can count on the helicopter.

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TORNADO HUNTERS 2: AMERICA IN THE FACE OF DANGER // 70' - 2015

This documentary follows the scientific journey of 4 French hunters who travelled Tornado Alley for a month between the 8th of May and June 6th, 2015. Their aim was not only to chase tornadoes, but, first and foremost, to meet the scientists and the many people who, in the heart of America, are trying to predict these events and protect the population from the force and suddenness of the most violent weather phenomenon on the planet.
A genuine tornado hunt, it enables the team to bring...

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TAHITI, THE HIDDEN SIDE OF PARADISE // 90' - 2014

Tahiti, Bora-Bora, Moorea: names that conjure up images of turquoise seas, white sandy beaches, paradise and romance, and which make Polynesia the top honeymoon destination.
But while the brochures highlight the assets of one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world, few of them mention the other Polynesia. Life for the inhabitants of these islands is nothing like the dream experienced by the holidaymakers, and they have become disillusioned. Here the economic crisis has swept...

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MATERNITY WARD: THE SECRET OF LIFE // 90' - 2014

What is life like in a maternity hospital? Why are some births more significant than others? How do you prepare future parents for one of the most important moments in their lives?
A look into the world of the Strasbourg maternity hospital, where despite the endless succession of deliveries, each birth is totally unique!

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CHILDREN OF STARS, THE CELEBRITY LEGACY // 90' - 2014

While celebrities are synonymous with fantasy and glamour for the public, for their children, they are parents who are often absent and must be shared with a plethora of fans.
From an early age, these "sons and daughters of" have to live with a family name that’s famous throughout the world. And while some find the burden of this legacy too much to bear, others are happy to take it up.
Their names are Leeb, Chancel, Leconte and Dassin. Whether they have decided to take up the...

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THE PARANORMAL FILES // 8 x 52' - 2014

« I won’t tell you my name. You'll never see my face. You'll cross paths with me but won't see me. My past was glorious. I was considered the best in my sector. The best, until this damned day. Until the investigation that shouldn’t have been done … ».

This is the way this new series of special investigation documentaries is introduced, opening a door that few investigators dare to open... Mysteries of alchimy, near death experiences, UFOS, ghosts, many subjects tackled with a...

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COSMETIC SURGERY: YOUNG AT ANY PRICE // 90’ - 2014

Reshaped lips, bigger breasts, rounded buttocks… These days, no part of the body escapes the plastic surgeon’s knife. However, this type of operation is very expensive and sometimes dangerous: the quest for stereotypical beauty poses health risks and some have paid the price. Dr. Maria Pecorelli, a plastic surgeon at the Elysée Montaigne Clinic, reveals the secrets of her profession and the reality behind of an often-criticised practice.

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PARIS, THE MARAIS // 80' - 2014

The Marais: a village in the heart of Paris.... Just two square kilometres, in a golden triangle located within the centre of the capital between the Hotel de Ville, the Place de la République and the Bastille! A little jewel-box containing one of the most beautiful examples of France’s historical heritage.
A haven for the stars and the gay community, both transgressive and chic, the Marais is also home to the Orthodox Jewish community.
But behind the scenes, the falafel vendors...

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REALITY TV // 80' - 2014

During the 2000s, a mini-revolution hit the small screen with the emergence of reality TV. Today’s programmes are nothing like the original "Big Brother" and incredibly diverse. But what happens to all the candidates who feed the networks for weeks on end once the cameras stop rolling? Why do some manage to stay in the limelight, while others sink into oblivion? How do they cope with this fleeting notoriety? Who really benefits from their fame?

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FROM THE STARS TO THE PRESIDENT: HAS THE TABLOID PRESS GONE TOO FAR? // 80' - 2014

The front page of a magazine revealing an alleged relationship between François Hollande and actress Julie Gayet was the talk of the town. Did the tabloids go too far in tackling the highest authority in the Republic? Whether it’s the President’s privacy or the romantic setbacks of Hollywood’s biggest stars, today some magazines will stop at nothing to get exclusives and increase their sales.

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VETS: COMING TO THE AID OF ANIMALS // 80' - 2014

With over sixty million pets, The French lead the animal-loving field in Europe. But cats and dogs are not their only companions. In recent years, new species such as snakes, rats and lizards have grown in popularity, all requiring protection and care. This is the work of the veterinarians, who treat the animals who share our lives.
From the birth of calves to the vaccination of cats, we take part in the daily lives of these animal doctors and witness their most spectacular...

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TORNADO HUNTERS // 80' - 2014

Braving the extremes to enrich science, such is the philosophy of 4 young Frenchmen who are anything but fainthearted!
Lovers of nature and extreme weather conditions, they have traveled tens of thousands of miles through a dozen American States in search of the ideal light, the ultimate storm, but above all the perfect tornado!
For these contemplative souls, what matters most is bringing back beautiful pictures, recording a special moment and sharing it, in order to advance our...

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SEERS, HEALERS AND CHARLATANS: INVESTIGATION INTO THE HEART OF THE IRRATIONAL // 90' - 2013

Each year, many French people consult a medium in the hope of finding out more about their professional or romantic futures or their state of health.
Nearly 150,000 seers, mediums, healers and shamans are said to practice in France.
From exorcism and witchcraft to consultations by phone or on the Internet, we take a look behind the scenes of these controversial practices.

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SPAS, MASSAGES: THE WELLNESS MANIA // 90' - 2013

Massage parlours, thalassotherapy centres and even wellness institutes have experienced a boom in popularity over the last few years. From around forty spas in France ten years ago, there are now close to two thousand. To be competitive, professionals are diversifying, and offering all kinds of services, from luxury spas to naturist treatments.
But some of these establishments are far from hygienic, employ painful massage methods or act as fronts for sects and even prostitution… What are...

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NATURISM: A LIFESTYLE CHOICE // 90' - 2013

A philosophy for some, an opportunity for libertine behaviour for others, the naturist movement is currently gaining momentum.
Whether they take their holidays in specialist clubs or in public places, they all dream of being naked.
So who are these people who have decided to live without the restrictions of clothing? What is daily life like? What motivates them?

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LOSING WEIGHT AT ALL COSTS // 90' - 2013

Being thin has become an obsession that some people are determined to exploit. Boot camps, slimming clothes, miracle pills… schemes for losing weight are on the increase. But what are they really worth? Do you have to spend money to be thin? What are the risks for those who embark upon the slimming race?
From fasting cures to mesotherapy sessions, we investigate the various ways of losing weight and, above all, who gains the most from our unwanted kilos.

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CONSUMERS: AVOIDING THE TRAPS // 90' - 2013

With the financial crisis, the French have become keen bargain hunters. Between subscriptions to reduce their phone bills and buying online, they will do anything to find a good deal. But these attractive offers sometimes conceal well-practised scams.
But consumers are not only prey to fraudsters. Many people have also had to pay a high price for emergency plumbers or locksmiths.

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ROBBERY, ASSAULT: ELITE BRIGADES AGAINST YOUNG OFFENDERS // 74' - 2013

The SIT, the Service d’Investigation Transversal, is a Paris-based unit in specialising in the fight against urban violence in general and organised gangs in particular. The SIT is comprised of 300 hand-picked officers charged with investigation and intervention throughout the whole of Paris and its suburbs.

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CAR THEFT : IN THE MIDST OF THE TRAFFIC // 80' - 2013

200,000 cars stolen in France each year: it’s a business worth about 2 billion Euros.
Faced with ever-more effective security systems, after carjacking and home-jacking, thefts are now carried out using electronic units purchased on the internet that can "break" the ignition system codes of any vehicle in seconds! With forged documents and false registration plates, car trafficking is organized by international crime rings. They distribute stolen vehicles throughout the world....

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MARSEILLE : CAN THE POLICE WIN THE WAR AGAINTS THE CAÏDS ? // 80' - 2013

Serial score settling, corruption, clientelism and embezzlement are undermining the political class in Marseilles. A rampant underground economy is contaminating the whole city, while unemployment has reached a record high... Who makes the laws in Marseilles? Why has the city become so ungovernable? How are the police and the law trying to fight trafficking of all kinds and crime? Often compared to Naples, will Marseilles also be subject to an Italian-style "mani pulite” operation?

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THE FRENCH RIVIERA UNDER HIGH SURVEILLANCE // 80' - 2013

Every summer, massive numbers of tourists flock to the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. But faced with an exploding population, the police are under pressure to ensure the safety of residents and holidaymakers. Fights outside nightclubs, drunk driving, bag snatching, assault, burglary... How do the police fight the summer crime wave?

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RECKLESS DRIVERS AND OFFENDERS : HIGHWAYS UNDER SURVEILLANCE // 80' - 2013

For nearly two months, we followed the highway police in Lyon, day and night, as they went about their duties. It’s down to the 250 officers of the CRS, an elite unit of the National Police, to ensure that traffic on the 700km motorway network keeps flowing smoothly.
Speeding, driving without a license or under the influence of drink or drugs... seven out of ten accidents are caused by road traffic offenders. The highway police track down these reckless drivers and also keep the rest...

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BURGLARY ALERT // 52' - 2013

Burglaries are on the increase in France. The big cities have been affected, but also rural areas and small towns. A new kind of criminal has emerged. Often very young and determined, these thieves do not hesitate to resort to violence, making the trauma even greater for the victims.
Faced with this problem, the gendarmes and police have organized themselves into specialized groups. Surveillance, tailing, phonetapping, arrests... We follow the teams as they carry out their investigations.

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TAX EVASION: TAXPAYERS, THEY’VE GOT YOU SURROUNDED! // 80' - 2013

Individuals, company bosses, rich or poor, they all take risks to avoid paying taxes. Today the cost of tax evasion in France is estimated at between 29 and 40 billion Euros – a considerable hole in the state coffers!
So who are these people defying the tax authorities? What drives them to do so? What methods do they use to slip through the net? What are the risks?
The State uses every means at its disposal to hunt them down. Last year nearly sixty thousand thorough tax audits...

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ROMA, TRAVELLING PEOPLE: WHY SO MUCH HATED? // 80' - 2013

Who are Travellers and how do they live? It’s a question often asked by French people, some curious, some suspicious. In search of answers, a journalist spent several weeks living within a travelling community.
First problem: where do you put several families and dozens of caravans? Arriving in a new town, our Travellers search for suitable places to make their temporary home. Distrust, contempt, rejection… Travellers are rarely welcome.
They have chosen this lifestyle to be free...

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LA JONQUERA: TOWN OF EXCESS // 80' - 2013

Located just a few miles from the French border, La Jonquera in Spain is well-known to the French. For the last 10 years, tourists have come flocking to the town because of one particular attraction: the brothels. Prostitution is legal there, and girls come from all around the world to ply their trade. So what is this unique town like? And what is life like for its residents?

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FRENCH GUIANA: HEAVEN OR HELL? // 80' - 2013

Focus on French Guiana, the largest French department with a land area of around 91,000km2. Most of the territory is covered in rainforest containing an incredible biodiversity.
Another advantage of Guiana is its cutting-edge industry, with the Ariane launch site in Kourou.
But behind the scenes lie crime and illegal gold prospecting, two sources of social and economic conflict that pose serious environmental problems.

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LA REUNION: A VOLATILE ISLAND // 80' - 2013

Sunny beaches, like something from a movie set, La Réunion Island is a dream location. But behind this idyllic façade lies another reality. Prostitution, instability and poaching are ruining people’s lives. How can the police enforce the law within this context? What hope is there for La Réunion? Added to this, for the last few years the island has been the target of regular shark attacks: opinion is divided as to how to avoid any accidents from happening.

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FIRE FIGHTERS: EVERYDAY HEROES // 80' - 2013

Fires, accidents or personal assistance: every seven seconds in France, fire fighters help their fellow citizens. But who are these men and women who risk their lives to save others? What happens in the course of their day? Over several weeks, we follow the fire fighters of the Yvelines region in France as they attend everything from animal rescue missions to spectacular fires.

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ACTION WOMEN, EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN // 80' - 2013

More and more women are choosing careers previously reserved for men, such as those to offered by the army. Coming from a military family, Assia is extremely proud to be a paratrooper. Vérane Bonneuil is the first girl to join the Chamonix high-mountain police platoon (PGHM). While Nelly goes out on patrol every night with her colleagues from the BAC (Anti Crime Brigade)...

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AT THE HEART OF A&E // 80' - 2013

Distress situations, life-threatening emergencies, childbirth... A&E doctors have to fight on all fronts. Nearly 16 million people in France are admitted annually to accident and emergency units - a figure that has doubled in the last 20 years. Today, the emergency services are often swamped and doctors overworked. But who are these men and women who dedicate their lives to helping patients? What does a normal day involve for them? What are their main tasks?

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COSMETIC SURGERY: SCALPEL AHOLICS // 90’ - 2013

Cosmetic surgery has become a global phenomenon. More than one in ten Frenchwomen has already had recourse to surgery, and today it’s men and adolescents who are yielding to temptation. However, this type of intervention remains very expensive and can be dangerous: the pursuit of imagined beauty carries health risks and some people have paid the price.

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FRENCH AIR FORCE: THE WARRIORS OF THE SKY // 80' - 2013

An elite arm of the French army, 56,000 men up the ranks of the highly secret Air Force. What are the operations that these soldiers are involved in?
Air defense and public service operations overseas: yesterday in the Côte d'Ivoire, they ensured the safety of residents during the crisis that divided the country. Today in Mali, they are an integral part of Operation Serval.
In this documentary we follow them for several months performing missions in particularly dangerous areas,...

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MARSEILLE CONNEXION // 85' - 2012

Since the 1st of September 2010, the Marseilles police have had a new unit. We followed the Compagnie de Sécurisation et d'Intervention in the field. Comprised of 190 police officers, specialising in intervention and the maintenance of law and order, what means does this unit have at its disposal to fight armed robbery, urban violence and gang warfare?

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SUMMER COPS: NO BREAK FOR DELINQUENTS // 81' - 2012

Burglaries, brawls outside nightclubs, drunk driving, drug trafficking... During the summer, police in seaside towns find themselves waging a war on many fronts. How do they protect the holidaymakers? What do they do on a daily basis to prevent disturbances and assaults from ruining the holidays?

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DRINK DRIVING, SPEED, ACCIDENTS: PARIS UNDER HIGH SURVEILLANCE // 83' - 2012

Different police departments work in synergy around the clock to keep the streets of Paris safe. The Ring Road Unit, the Service du Traitement Judiciaire des Accidents, motorcycle units… we followed these men and women, responding to emergencies under constant stress, who intervene and ensure the safety of road users.

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INFIDELITY // 90' - 2012

A film that endeavours to understand the motives for infidelity in all its forms: from hidden infidelity (double lives) to shared infidelity (couples who engage in partner swapping).
A whole business has grown up around infidelity. Accounts from a detective specialising in cheating spouses and a professional “honey-trap” shed new light on these extra-marital relationships.

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ABSTINENCE AND TEMPTATION: LIFE WITHOUT SEX // 80' - 2012

On the television, on the Internet, on advertising hoardings... sex has invaded our lives and has never been more omnipresent than it is today.
To love someone without making love, practise abstinence rather than suffer again, take a vow of chastity in the name of a higher interest or remain a virgin until marriage... who are the men and women who make such difficult choices at a time when unbridled sexuality seems to have become the norm?
Is it possible to live without sex in...

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I HATE THE WAY I LOOK, HOW CAN I LOVE MYSELF? // 88' - 2012

Thirty-six year-old Vincianne and twenty-five year old Delphine have decided to go to Tunisia for a week to have liposuction. Sandrine is obsessed with her imagined physical defects. Constantly dissatisfied with her appearance, this 46-year-old mother knows all there is to know about cosmetic surgery. She can’t bear to see herself grow old. Her doctor has advised her to see a psychologist. Mahmoud once weighed 127 kilos. At the age of 47 he’s already gone back down to 104, but he needs help to...

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MYTHOMANIACS, USURPERS, IMPOSTERS: LIARS FOR A LIVING // 80' - 2012

Today, in our materialistic society focused on money and power in all its forms, duplicity has taken on a new guise. It has become a sophisticated strategy by which to win in every area of social and economic life. Lying has diversified and instilled itself pretty much everywhere. It’s become commonplace, a kind of parlour game.
In order to get a representative picture of lying today, we follow four people with very different profiles who lie on a daily basis: some through the rapid...

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COUPLES IN CRISIS // 80' - 2012

At the beginning of a relationship we share everything: our tastes, our desires, our vision of life and of our future together… But over time, opportunities to surprise one other and collaborate on projects become less frequent. After a few years, we come to the sad realisation that, “we don’t have anything to say any more”, which is often synonymous with falling out of love. We meet some couples whose relationship problems are threatening to throw their lives out of balance. Love makes us...

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SPECIAL “STARS AND CELEBRITIES” // 3 x 80’ - 2011 - 2012

Living in a star’s shadow – 88’ / SD (Director: Lila Place)
Is living with a celebrity a blessing or a curse? Is it hard to be a person in your own right? Can a famous name be used to benefit a cause? This documentary aims to get to the heart of these questions.
With Philippe Candeloro, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Massimo Gargia and Patrick Sébastien.

What became of the stars of yesterday? – 84’ / HD (Director: Karima Hamzaoui)
Stars from the world of music, TV...

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TOTAL IMMERSION IN A MATERNITY HOSPITAL // 4 x 65’ - 2011

Objective: to tell the inside story of a medical team in a large Parisian maternity hospital.
It’s a place laden with emotions, both happy and sad, that most of us think we know through having been there at least once in our lives. But how do the people working there view the most wonderful moments in other people’s lives? And in what conditions? Prenatal diagnosis, obstetric surgery, the fight against infertility, the care of premature babies, emergency deliveries 24/7, neo-natal...

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SUMMER JOBS: BIG FUN OR TOTAL NIGHTMARE // 82' - 2011

The sun is shining over the beach resorts, but there’s no respite for the waiters, beach attendants, activity leaders and campsite reps. Young workers and students, it’s often their first job, a chance to earn their first pay cheque during the summer holidays. But a summer job can become a nightmare. Long hours, dodgy contracts and unpaid overtime, squalid accommodation... all kinds of abuses take place. There are the summer slaves, and there are the others. Some, more resourceful, people find...


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