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Sarko Bites Back: Ex-President Determined to Reclaim UMP Leadership

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No Deal: Iran Nuclear Talks End Without Agreement

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"Cloakroom Vestiaire Obligatoire" a tender and hypnotic performance by Tilda Swinton and Olivier Saillard.

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Virtual insanity? Artist to 'experience life' through Oculus Rift headset for 28 days

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Latest update : 2014-01-29

Dallas Buyers Club: Fighting AIDS, fighting the system

Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are tipped for Oscar glory for their depictions of AIDS sufferers in "Dallas Buyers Club". France 24 speaks to director Jean-Marc Vallée about the astounding physical transformation that McConaughey undertook for the role - losing 40 pounds in weight.

Also on our special cinema show with France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson, we find out how Chris Pine is getting on as the new face of Tom Clancy’s CIA man in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit". Chris Pine and director Kenneth Branagh tell us what drew them to the movie.

Meanwhile, French animators draw our attention with their latest cartoon marvel: family feature "Minuscule", featuring armies of charming garden ants. Lisa tells us whether the film lives up to its comparisons to "Star Wars", "Indiana Jones", and even "Lord of the Rings".

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2014-11-28 photography

David LaChapelle on ditching celebrity to criticise consumer culture

He’s been dubbed the "Fellini of photography", having immortalised some of the world’s biggest stars - from Michael Jackson to Paris Hilton, Elton John and Lady Gaga - with his...

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2014-11-27 art

'An American in Paris', a truly transatlantic collaboration

We check the Broadway-bound musical "An American in Paris" as it has its stage debut here in the French capital. We take you behind the scenes of this real-life Franco-American...

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2014-11-26 cinema

Film Show: 'Nobody From Nowhere', 'Asterix and Obelix' and 'In The Family'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson talks to Eve Jackson about the week’s releases, including our French pick "Nobody From Nowhere", "Asterix: The Land of the Gods", "In The Family" and...

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2014-11-25 Booker Prize

Man Booker Prize Winner Eleanor Catton

The youngest ever winner of one of the English-speaking world's top literary awards speaks to Eve Jackson about her novel "The Luminaries", being inspired by astrology and what...

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2014-11-24 music

Music Show: Beyoncé, David Guetta, Eminem and Iggy Azalea

Music critic Mariam Saab talks to Eve Jackson about the week’s music releases, including Beyoncé’s low budget home-made video "7/11", French DJ-producer David Guetta’s "Listen",...

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