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Latest update : 2014-01-16

Mathieu Amalric in 'Love Is The Perfect Crime'

Acclaimed French actor Mathieu Amalric tops the bill of this week’s big French movie release: "Love Is The Perfect Crime". It’s billed as a "romantic thriller" with comedy thrown in too. Catherine Nicholson and France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson ask what that means, and whether comparisons to Hitchcock and David Lynch stand up.

Meanwhile, psychological chills are on offer in "A Pact" – the tale of two middle-aged men for whom a teenage pact over a girl comes back to haunt them.

We’re also exploring France's efforts to sell its movies abroad as film sales agency Unifrance invites the world to Paris – and a month-long film festival begins that anyone with an internet connection and a couple of euros can join in with.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2015-01-23 culture

Literary giant Russell Banks on freedom of speech

His works include "Affliction", which was made into a movie with Nick Nolte, "Continental Drift", "Lost Memory of Skin" and "Rule of the Bone". His protagonists are blue-collar...

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2015-01-22 culture

French film 'Taken 3' slammed by critics as 'dull'

We look at Liam Neeson’s third outing in "Taken 3", which is topping the box office but leaving critics cold. Plus, we bring you our film critic Lisa Nesselson’s interview with...

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2015-01-21 culture

'Foxcatcher': Brains, brawn and bats in the belfry

Olympic-level wrestling, brotherly love and megalomania: the film “Foxcatcher” has it all. Our film critic Lisa Nesselson takes us through it. Also, the Cannes film festival...

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2015-01-20 culture

Olafur Eliasson comes into 'Contact' with art lovers

From creating an entire weather system in London's Tate Modern to planting a kaleidoscopic viewing machine in the Brazilian countryside, Olafur Eliasson's experimental work has...

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2015-01-19 culture

Marilyn Manson mellows - slightly - with new album 'The Pale Emperor'

With our music critic Mark Thompson, we look at two artists who stormed the late nineties and are making a comeback: Gothic rocker Marilyn Manson and French touch house DJ...

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