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Wildest ArcticWildest Arctic
Arte, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Four years. Four programmes. One amazing series. Wildest Arctic explores four extraordinary areas of the arctic giving a unique insight into what life is like for animals trying to survive in these incredible habitats. The cameras capture life over the course of 12 months in the frozen forests of the Taiga, which contain one third of the world's trees. They also explore the arctic tundra, one of the coldest, driest places on the planet and home to hundreds of thousands of caribou. In later episodes, footage shows what life is like in the Arctic circle for the 'Ice Bears' and 'Ice Whales' and explores the country of Iceland; following the seasons and discovering the natural beauty of this country's rugged landscapes and hardy wildlife.


Le Monde de demainLe Monde de demain
Arte, 2022 On Hiatus | Drama, Music, Biography
Rating: 4/5

Social and musical chronicle on the beginnings of a cultural revolution, this fiction in 6 episodes retraces the beginnings of the group NTM formed by Kool Shen and JoeyStarr and the emergence of the French hip hop scene in the 80s. characters of Dee Nasty, the first importer and DJ of rap music in France, and the dancer and graffiti artist Lady Five.


Jeux d'influenceJeux d'influence
Arte, 2019 On Hiatus | Drama, Thriller, Mini-Series

A farmer affected by a disease, an executive of an agro-chemical multinational found dead, a congressman struggling to amend the law on the use of pesticides ... The Oscar-winning director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade (3xManon, An ideal culprit, Suspicions ) tackles a hot topic and unveils the opaque universe of lobbies in an ensemble series that is both documentary and breathtaking and raises the question of commitment to influence trafficking. Award for Best Mini-Series at the La Rochelle 2018 Fiction TV Festival.


Ainsi soient-ilsAinsi soient-ils
Arte, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama

Political intrigue surrounding a Paris Capuchin monastery describes only one aspect of "Ainsi Soient-ils (Churchmen)". It's not overly melodramatic, and, while respecting the core humanitarianism of Christianity, it pulls no punches lambasting church hierarchy. The series follows the lives of five seminarians and the power struggle between the seminary head and his superiors in Rome, as well as the dissonance of a medieval religious institution in a modern, secular society.


The Secrets to CivilizationThe Secrets to Civilization
Arte, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Modern science reveals the environmental forces that have shaped human history. This series explores how cutting-edge science is changing the way we think about the ancient past - restoring the environment to its place as a key driver of human history. Throughout the series, top historians and archaeologists share with us how new collaborations with the scientific community, and a host of new data on the state of our planet, is providing them with fresh insights on how climate, disease and vulcanism have affected the course of human history.


DeepDeep
Arte, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Crime, Mini-Series

A police investigator is dealing with a life threatening illness, while trying to map out the spreading of a new synthetic drug that's all the rage in Paris.


The Story of Drug TraffickingThe Story of Drug Trafficking
Arte, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Crime, History, Documentary, Mini-Series

This series explores the history of drug trafficking from a political perspective and reveals the murky role played by many states which have used the drug trade as an instrument of power. Opium, heroin, cocaine, and designer drugs have sparked wars, financed militias, and brought down states


Great Greek MythsGreat Greek Myths
Arte, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Fantasy, Documentary, Animation

Made from an original animation and selected iconographies throughout the history of art, this series of twenty episodes tells the Greek myths. A creation all in images, which highlights the fascinating destinies of the gods, heroes, and great figures of mythology.


Polar ParkPolar Park
Arte, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Crime, Mystery

After receiving a mysterious message, David Rousseau, author of thrillers lacking inspiration, goes to Mouthe, the coldest village in France. The same day, a murder occurs... Seeing the unexpected opportunity of a new novel, Rousseau begins an investigation which encroaches on that of Warrant Officer Louvetot. Trouble definitely sets in when the murders add up... There is a serial killer... in Mouthe!


KGB - The Sword and the ShieldKGB - The Sword and the Shield
Arte, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary
Rating: 1/5

The KGB has influenced world events on numerous occasions before. Assassinations, coup d'états, theft of nuclear secrets and sexpionage are just standard trademarks for an organisation that still sends shivers down the spines of politicians and military figures the world over. It may have changed its name on various occasions, from Cheka to SPD to OGPU to NKVD to MGB to KGB to an array of different names after the collapse of the Soviet Union to FSB and SVR today, but it will forever be known, internally and externally, as the KGB.


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