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'American Hustle': Scamming their way to the Oscars

"American Hustle" has got Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, not to mention some incredible 70s hair and a cracking soundtrack. As the film opens in France, Catherine Nicholson and Iris Brey ask whether that all deserves to add up to Oscar glory for the film. We also hear from Christian Bale on why he enjoyed working with writer-director David O. Russell.

Also on the show: the film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s bestselling novel "The Book Thief" has hit the big screen. We find out more about the relatively unknown teenage lead actress Sophie Nélisse, who hails from Québec, while Australian Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush tells France 24 why he thinks so many of his fellow Aussies are finding success in Hollywood.

We also check out another literary adaptation, with Luc Besson’s first venture into animation as producer of "The Boy With the Cuckoo Clock Heart".

Finally, we pay homage to the late Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, with a look back at some of his best-loved roles.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2018-01-19 Rodrigo Duterte

Award-winning Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza on keeping it real

Acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza is at the forefront of independent Philippine cinema. His work features ordinary people in extraordinary situations - stories...

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2018-01-18 Steven Spielberg

Meryl Streep on gender equality: 'Something has cracked wide open'

Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg speak to Eve Jackson about the future of gender equality and the freedom of the press at the premiere of their new film "The Post" in...

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2018-01-17 women

Film show: '3 Billboards', 'In The Fade' and 'Downsizing'

From two films about women seeking revenge for the murder of family members to a big movie about little people, film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's...

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2018-01-16 music

Remembering Cranberries star Dolores O'Riordan

Eve Jackson and award-winning Irish writer Sara Baume talk about the sudden death of Irish rock star Dolores O'Riordan from The Cranberries. Sara also discusses her new book "A...

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2018-01-15 music

Brendan Power: The future of the harmonica

Composer and inventor Brendan Power uses the harmonica to reimagine musical traditions from around the world. A visionary, his designs are taking a classic musical staple into...

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