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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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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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2014-11-21 culture

Michel Hazanavicius on life after 'The Artist'

He is the second Frenchman ever to win an Oscar for best director. He is most famous for "The Artist". The movie's triumph started at the Cannes Film Festival and ended on Oscar...

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