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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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2014-09-15 Apple

U2's Free Album Annoys Some Fans

In Encore's weekly music show we're talking about the "dramatic step forward in music distribution" as U2 release their new album for free on iTunes. We also have the round up of...

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2014-09-11 International festival of photojournalism

An Artist’s View of the Central African Republic

When sectarian violence thrust the Central African Republic into the spotlight last year, there were few journalists on the ground covering what was to become a massive...

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2014-09-12 culture

Richard Ford: From Mississippi to 'Canada'

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author speaks to Eve Jackson about being normal, destiny and how he never wanted to be a writer. Richard Ford is in Paris for the Festival America. His...

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2014-09-10 US cinema

Kristen Stewart stars as a Guantanamo guard and Helen Mirren as a French chef

In Encore’s weekly film review, France 24’s critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to us from the Deauville American Film Festival. She brings us all the highlights, including Kristen...

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2014-09-09 contemporary art

Gilbert and George target religious extremism

They're the best known duo in contemporary art. Gilbert and George have an anti-elitist approach, seeking to make "art for all" with a clear focus on their East London...

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