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Champs-Elysées attack: What impact on Sunday's French election? (part 1)

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After Brexit and Trump: World waits on French presidential election (part 2)

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Battle to stop nuclear waste being buried in a French village

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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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2017-04-21 culture

Iran's symphony orchestra sings in French for first time in a decade

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2017-04-20 culture

Wang Ramirez: 'Working with Madonna was intense, exciting and powerful'

Gravity-defying dance duo Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez speak to Eve Jackson about choreographing for Madonna, reflecting society in their work and fusing their backgrounds of...

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2017-04-19 culture

Film show: 'Life', 'Gold' and the latest TV series to watch

From an alien life form sucking out your insides in "Life" with Jake Gyllenhall and Ryan Reynolds to a balding, chubby Matthew McConaughey starring as an unlucky businessman in...

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2017-04-18 culture

Sugar Sammy: Sugar and spice and all things taboo

Canada’s top standup comedian speaks to Eve Jackson about his mission to conquer France, receiving death threats for his bilingual comedy in Quebec and why French women can be...

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2017-04-17 culture

Thylacine lays tracks along the Trans-Siberian railway

Nine thousand two hundred and eighty-eight kilometres, 105 stations, 13 days and one mission: To compose an album while crossing Russia aboard the Trans-Siberian train. French...

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