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Two million fish washed ashore, a thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky and 700 people dead: Rainman director Barry Levinson's 'The Bay' tells the story of a mysterious parasitic outbreak. Also on the show how to survive the wait until the 4th series of Game of Thrones and the English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale 'Belle du Seigneur' starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and supermodel Natalia Vodianova.
The Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s infected dreamers from all over the world with mining fever, tempting them to the uncharted wilderness of northwest Canada. In today’s show the director Thomas Arslan and actress Nina Hoss talk about 'Gold:' a film following a band of German immigrants in search of a better life.
Today the culture show is all about cinema. Clovis Casali talks to filmmaker Zal Batmanglij for the release of "the East" starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgärd and Ellen Page. The movie shows an intelligence operative infiltrates an anarchist group that targets large corporations. Also on the program: Superman is back. This time his new adventures "Man of Steel" look at how Clark Kent developed into a fearless superhero.
Today the culture show takes you to some of France’s most celebrated gardens. A journey throughout the country to understand what makes the Tuileries or Claude Monet’s Giverny so special and what kind of new challenges they face. You’ll see that the work of landscape architects and gardeners is art itself. Standing the test of time, these gardens attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
Stanley Kubrick's classic film is about a family facing death in an isolated hotel. Or maybe it's about the genocide of Native Americans. Or perhaps it's an indictment of the Holocaust. It all depends on who you ask. Our guest, director Rodney Ascher, has asked just about everyone. His documentary "Room 237" explores the world of "Shining" interpretations, talking to five people about their often outlandish ideas.