Our TV favorites from June 23 to 30

Our TV favorites from June 23 to 30


  • 20.55 The 100 places you must see – France 5 – DOCUMENTARY

The documentary collection dedicated to landscape lovers and history and old stone enthusiasts returns with the summer. To launch the tenth season rich in nine new films, Les 100 lieux takes us tonight From the Normandy coast to the Bay of Somme. On the heights of Deauville, in the Pays d’Auge, a visit to the Strassburger villa – named after the American who was its owner – offers a transatlantic journey. In Honfleur, two streets from the famous Vieux Bassin, the all-wood Sainte Catherine church bears witness to the upheavals of medieval history and the prowess of marine carpenters. The contrasts follow one another: after a stop in the biodiversity reserve of the Seine estuary, it is the stopover in Le Havre (photo), port city rebuilt according to the plans of the architect Auguste Perret, “the genius of the reinforced concrete”. This is followed by a stroll along the Alabaster Coast, fringed with sumptuous chalk cliffs. Before reaching the Baie de Somme, we will remember the gestures of an incredible vista and precision of the craftsmen working in the glass factories of the Bresle valley. The richness of the heritage is of course also due to the preserved know-how. Timothee Duboc

  • 16.00 Rembob’INA – LCP Public Senate – DOCUMENTARY

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of his disappearance on July 8, 1943, the magazine offers to review the exceptional documentary Jean Moulin, a man of freedom, broadcast on TF1 in 1983, a few months after the arrest of his torturer Klaus Barbie . It paints a much livelier portrait than the scarf photo (the origin of which we are told), thanks to the rare images filmed by a childhood friend and the precious testimonies of his fellow soldiers (supporters and opponents). It also recounts in a captivating way his difficult mission of unifying the resistance movements. It is supplemented by a television archive (1964) on his sister Laure and the details on the set of the historian Bénédicte Vergez-Chaignon. Marie-Helene Servantie

  • 22.35 The Charlotte Rampling enigma – DOCUMENTARY

For sixty years his face and aura have haunted our screens. Yet even with her 140 films, British actress Charlotte Rampling (pictured) retains a bit of mystery. She sheds light on him in this portrait through her comments, her readings of excerpts from her diaries, in reply to the archives. Not very eloquent, she shares eloquent, enlightening, sometimes powerful words. “With the Ramplings, the heart is a chest,” she says. The actress went through darkness when Sarah, her older sister, her better half, committed suicide a month after giving birth. A deflagration that the cinema will help her to overcome, even if, for a time, the actress will explore the depths of the human soul in roles that will give rise to scandals. A poignant portrait by Valérie Manns. Anne-Laure Boveron


  • 21.10 Little countryFrance 3, FILM

His pen and his voice had already recounted the pain of exile. After a novel inspired by his story and a magnificent slammed song, both called Petit pays, a film released in the summer of 2020 retraces with the same force the conditions which pushed Gaël Faye (13 years old at the time) and his family to flee Burundi and take refuge in France. Directed by Éric Barbier, the film returns, through the eyes of young Gaby, to those days of 1993 when the fate of his family – his parents in particular, whose Franco-Rwandan couple implode – and his country changed. Neighboring Rwanda, Burundi is plunged into civil war, the antechamber of the genocide to come against the Tutsis. An ode to lost innocence, far from the carefree orgies of mangoes pilfered by Gaby at the opening of the film. From 15 years old. Pierre-Olivier Boiton


  • 9:10 p.m. Let’s help our farmsM6, MAGAZINE

Let’s help our farms Will they regain the confidence and energy to be able to continue to live from their work? You won’t know until the end of a brand new program called Aidons nos fermes! Presented by Marie Portolano, it offers the opportunity to Patrice Cougoureux, an ex-banker who successfully took over the family farm in the Tarn, to go to the bedside of two farming families in difficulty. For a year, Stéphane, 53, and his son Dorian, 18, Limousin cow breeders in Normandy, like Anthony, 28, and his partner Mylène, 30 (photo), on their farm in Moselle, will benefit support to diversify their activities. They will still have to agree to question themselves and roll up their sleeves differently… For an hour and a half, we discover their distress, their doubts, their misunderstandings… Inspired by the British program Our Family Farm Rescue, the concept also takes up the recipes of the coaching programs that made the success of M6 de Maison à vente à Cauchemar en cuisine. It remains to be seen whether Aidons nos fermes will find its audience. On our side, this first issue convinced us! Estelle Couvercelle

  • 9:00 p.m. Lucia in CaliforniaFrance 5, DOCUMENTARY

In this fifth part of their crazy adventures, Lucie Carrasco (photo) and her accomplice, host Jérémy Michalak, set sail for Los Angeles, accompanied by Jean, Lucie’s husband. Pacific beaches, cactus deserts, immensity of natural parks: breathtaking landscapes but also beautiful encounters and surprises await “Lulu”. All in a rock spirit specific to the one who, despite her heavy handicap, does not depart from her crazy humor. Three-wheeled bike, hot-air balloon… Lucie is not afraid of anything, loves thrills and lets it be known. An inveterate optimist, she also shares in this documentary some deeper thoughts on her trajectory and her outlook on life. Enough to encourage viewers to take the risk … to live to the fullest. Charlotte Gambert


  • 8:35 p.m. Bhar-Hazreg, the blue sea, KTOTV, DOCUMENTARY

Many migrants attempt the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean. From January to early April, 31,192 of them reached Europe, according to the UN. But the first quarter of 2023, with 441 deaths recorded, was also the deadliest since 2017. Who are those who are risking their lives to reach Europe? In Bhar-Lazreg, a suburb of Tunis, Tunisian director Sonia Kichah has won the trust of Julie, who arrived from Côte d’Ivoire ten years ago, of Ghislaine, Alexis (photo), Mikaël and Patricia: they deliver bits of their story , their hopes and their living faith. Sister Chiara, at the Catholic parish, warns Ghislaine: several of those she accompanied to baptism wanted to leave and perished at sea. A poignant documentary of humanity. Christophe Chaland

  • 9 p.m., The Apocalypse in the Bronze Age, DOCUMENTARY

Just over 3,000 years ago, during the Bronze Age period, the Mediterranean Basin was dominated by a handful of “superpowers” established in its eastern zone. To the north, the vast Hittite kingdom encompassed much of present-day Turkey and Syria. To the west, the Mycenaean civilization, born in mainland Greece, extended as far as Crete. To the south, the Egypt of Ramses II stretched from southern Syria to Sudan. A very dense network of trade routes connected the main cities of these prosperous nations. For a long time, scientists and historians have wondered why, around 1,250 BCE, this globalized system fell precipitously within about fifty years to enter what is commonly called ” the dark ages”. Palaces and centers of power destroyed (reconstitution), the three scriptures have also fallen into oblivion. Only the Egyptian Empire survived for some time, but never equaled its past splendor. This meticulous investigation, but a little too emphatic in its form, advances several nested hypotheses which take on a singular consonance in view of the news. Marie-Helene Servantie


  • 9:00 p.m. Mom, I stopped the plane!LCP Public Senate, MAGAZINE

On the eve of vacation departures, Daphné Roulier asks herself the question: “From mass tourism to sustainable tourism?” Because if France is the first tourist destination in the world, this distinction is accompanied by many inconveniences as in Marseilles where the cruise ships agglutinate (photo). Responsible for increased pollution, do these floating megalopolises really generate the economic windfall of which they pride themselves? A precise report in the Marseille city, followed by a lively discussion on set between the guests, makes it possible to approach all the aspects of this delicate equation. The same goes for the second subject about how to consider travel while taking into consideration its carbon footprint in its travel and accommodation. Marie-Helene Servantie

  • 8:55 p.m. The breeding ground of anger, Arte, TELEFILM

“He knows we just bought a house? He knows we’re expecting a child”? Nadine, a nurse, howls her anger towards her husband’s boss. Named Rainer, the latter, a skilled worker, had thought he was doing everything well to become a site foreman. But his boss, who had promised him the job, turned around. The family, in search of a social ascent, had just moved into a small house – to be refurbished – in a chic district, then began a slow and inexorable descent into hell: bills piled up, ultimatums from the bank, boiler or power failures, etc. Doreen (played by Dora Zygouri, photo), their daughter, is also struggling with new demons, the fault of the young toxic neighbor to whom she bonds. In this dramatic fresco whose German title Die Saat means “the seed”, the director Mia Maariel Meyer, who co-wrote this screenplay with her companion Hanno Koffler (who portrays the character of Rainer), brilliantly depicts the barriers that stand in front of the German working class in search of social advancement. Small problem: the film promotes the daughter-father relationship so much that the mother and her role are marginalized.

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