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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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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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SAFETY SPECIAL 2 // 4X80' + 1X52' - 2014

- BURGLARY ALERT (Kristel Naman ) – 2013 / 52’
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...

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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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CÔTE D’AZUR: SECRETS OF THE CASH MACHINE // 90' - 2014

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? // 80' - 2014

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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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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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 HATRED? // 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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EXTREME FIREFIGHTERS // 4 X 52' - 2012

This series immerses us in the world of the extreme fire fighter. Through accounts and exceptional footage of their interventions, we reveal the courage and strength that drives these men and women to risk their lives to save others. It’s a job that requires more specialised training and skill today than ever before.
We follow fire crews in 4 different environments, each as extreme as the other:

1/ Extreme Firefighters / Heights and depths (urban environment): PARIS ...

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“SAFETY” SPECIAL // 4 x 80’ - 2012

Drink driving, speed, accidents: Paris under high surveillance – 83’ / SD (Director: Geoffroy Duval)
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.

Summer Cops: No break for delinquents – 81’ / SD ...

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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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