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Latest update : 2014-03-10

Zombie Zombie’s cinematic sound

They’re known for their fright-fest of slasher flick keys, alien electronics and cinematic sound. So perhaps it’s not surprising that French electric duo Zombie Zombie have recorded their first film soundtrack. But the movie "Bloody Beans" is not a horror flick, but rather an exploration of the Algerian War of Independence through the eyes of children. One half of the band, Cosmic Neman, joins Jade Barker in the studio to explain how they got involved in the project.

Also on the show, we take a look at the latest album releases, including new tunes from “Elbow” and “Metronomy”. Plus, you may recognise his voice but you might not know his face. We meet the man behind the hit songs “Wake Me Up” and “I Need a Dollar”, as Aloe Blacc releases his own solo album.

By Mark THOMPSON , Jade BARKER

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2014-12-19 cinema

Child brides, the people of Syria and New York’s homeless

In this focus on film we are at the Dubai International Film Festival where we hear from the winner of the top prize. Yemen's first female film director Khadija Al-Salami’s film...

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2014-12-18 culture

Forget Harry Potter, Jeff Kinney's 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' sells millions

One of the biggest children's authors in the world talks to Eve Jackson about how he went from being a newspaper cartoonist reject to writing bestsellers, being named as one of...

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2014-12-17 culture

"Charlie's Country" director Rolf de Heer on the contemporary Aboriginal condition

The Dutch Australian film maker talks to Eve Jackson and film critic Lisa Nesselson about his acclaimed drama "Charlie’s Country", Australia’s responsibilities to indigenous...

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2014-12-17 culture

'Charlie's Country' director Rolf de Heer on the contemporary Aboriginal condition

The Dutch Australian film maker talks to Eve Jackson and film critic Lisa Nesselson about his acclaimed drama "Charlie’s Country", Australia’s responsibilities to indigenous...

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2014-12-16 culture

Eddie Izzard, a 'force majeure' in the world of comedy

British stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard tells FRANCE 24 that he's planning to perform his shows in Spanish, Russian and Arabic, as well as French and English. The star has a...

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