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Latest update : 2013-10-24

Robert De Niro’s French gangster capers in 'The Family'

Think of it as "The Sopranos" with a side order of camembert: Robert De Niro’s latest starring turn sees him hide out in the French countryside as a mafioso under witness protection in "The Family". We find out if French director Luc Besson has pulled off the mélange of Hollywood and Normandy.

Also on the show, artist Jim Shaw invites us into a "Hidden World" of curiously kooky art.

Finally, there's an artistic SOS in Detroit, Michigan, as the city’s world-class art collection featuring works by Van Gogh, Matisse, Rothko and much more is under threat of being sold off.

By Catherine Nicholson

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2014-09-18 contemporary art

The Biennale des Antiquaires: Where Miro meets million-dollar jewellery and antiques

It’s been called a destination of pleasure. For more than half a century visitors have been coming to Paris' Grand Palais for the grandest and most spectacular of all art and...

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2014-09-17 cinema

Encore's Film Show: Spies, doppelgangers and gay rights activists

Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson discuss the week's big cinema releases, including Philip Seymour Hoffman's last starring role in "A Most Wanted Man", the "Sin City" sequel and...

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2014-09-16 culture

Margaret Atwood: A Prophetic Writer in Paris

Over the past 50 years, her body of work has established her as not just a great writer, but as a sort of prophet forecasting tomorrow's world. She wrote about the female body in...

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2014-09-15 Apple

U2's Free Album Annoys Some Fans

In Encore's weekly music show we're talking about the "dramatic step forward in music distribution" as U2 release their new album for free on iTunes. We also have the round up of...

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2014-09-11 International festival of photojournalism

An Artist’s View of the Central African Republic

When sectarian violence thrust the Central African Republic into the spotlight last year, there were few journalists on the ground covering what was to become a massive...

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