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Preaching coexistence: Avant-garde mosque opens in Lebanon's Druze heartland

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Prison guards turn guns on prisoners in Chile, and thousands of migrants stuck in smoky warehouses in Serbia

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French presidential race: Le Pen makes groundbreaking visit to Lebanon

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Latest update : 2014-02-05

'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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2017-02-22 culture

Film show: 'Certain Women', 'Rock’n Roll' and 'A Wedding'

We check out Kelly Reichart’s latest film "Certain Women", featuring a trio of female-led stories set in Montana. Film critic Lisa Nesselson highlights the strong performances...

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2017-02-21 culture

Slapstick, stunts and a sweet 'pas de deux' in the streets of Paris

From ballroom dancing in the suburbs to vertiginous exploits on the Eiffel Tower, Fiona Gordon has created a unique brand of burlesque, acrobatic comedy alongside her partner...

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2017-02-20 culture

Kiwi indie heroes The Naked and Famous reflect on life after 'Young Blood'

New Zealand's indie-pop heroes The Naked and Famous are the voice of a generation of "Young Blood" fans, the breakout hit from their chart-topping debut "Passive Me, Aggressive...

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2017-02-17 culture

Eimear McBride gives voice to the visceral, vivid process of falling in love

"A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing" garnered comparisons to Joyce's "Ulysses", and saw Eimear McBride applauded as a major new literary voice. Her second novel "The Lesser Bohemians"...

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2017-02-16 culture

A disappearance in the desert: Everett Ruess brought to life on stage

Inspired by a mysterious vanishing in the desert of Utah in the 1930s, "The disappearance of Everett Ruess" is a theatrical rock performance being staged at Paris’s 104 cultural...

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