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Expedition AntarcticaExpedition Antarctica
Arte Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

Experience the hardships of one of the deepest dive ever made in the South Arctic.

Gulag: The StoryGulag: The Story
Arte, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Military/War, History, Documentary
Rating: 4/5

A major political, historical, human and economic fact of the 20th century, the Gulag, the extremely punitive Soviet concentration camp system, remains largely unknown. The history of the Gulag is long, complex and in many ways extraordinary. From the Revolution of 1917 to Gorbachev, touching on the civil war, the Great Terror, World War II, the Cold War and the death of Stalin, this series describes the workings of the Gulag. How and why did the USSR create this system of forced- labour camps in which 20 million prisoners were exploited and worked to the bone? Through the exceptional fates of numerous protagonists, both executioners and victims, the history of the Gulag is deciphered with previously-unreleased documentary sources and the help of renowned historians and Gulag experts

Nona et ses fillesNona et ses filles
Arte, 2021 On Hiatus | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rating: 5/5

In love with André and freed from her three daughters whom she adores, Nona, 70, lives her life to the fullest in the heart of the Goutte d´Or. Until the day Dr. Truffle tells her that she is pregnant...

No Gods, No Masters: A History of AnarchismNo Gods, No Masters: A History of Anarchism
Arte, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary, Mini-Series

Anarchy is often used as a synonym for chaos and destruction with anarchists seen as black-clad nihilists fomenting violence at peaceful protests. But NO GODS NO MASTERS reveals the far more complex history of a viable social system and the men and women who devoted themselves to making it a reality. This is the story of Anarchism. By going back over the key events of the last two centuries of social history, the series reveals, for the first time, the origins and destiny of a political trend that has been fighting all gods and all masters for over 150 years. Who exactly are they? Where do those who have always called themselves anarchists come from and what is their line of thought? Why do we consider their thinking to be confused and their history such a cause for concern? Featuring previously unseen and forgotten archive footage, this documentary series recounts the history of a movement that from Paris to New York, and from Tokyo to Buenos Aires, has constantly imbued the world with its freedom and revolt.

Race to MarsRace to Mars
Arte, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Adventure, Sci-Fi

In the year 2030, the race to be the first to reach the Red Planet is on - and China is leading the way. China has stunned the world by leapfrogging over America's long-term plans and has landed a series of advanced rovers and robotic landers in their quest to make the most important discovery in history - extraterrestrial life. Once again, America and its partners, including Canada, are thrust into a winner-take-all space race - but this time the stakes are even higher than the race to the Moon nearly seven decades earlier. The international team accelerates its plans to launch a human mission, drawing together astronauts from Canada, the United States, Russia, France and Japan for a gruelling assignment. In a capsule the size of just two school buses, these four men and two women must work together as a team and struggle with the sacrifice of leaving friends and family behind. This elite crew - after years of training and psychological evaluations - band together for the ultimate career-making mission. This journey will last for nearly 600 days and will take them 56-million kilometres away from their lives on Earth - and the physical and psychological isolation they experience will be unlike anything these astronauts have ever known. This mission asks for extraordinary human sacrifice, but the payoff - being the first to discover potential life on another planet - is irresistible to an astronaut with just "the right stuff." Among them, the driven mission commander who's never known failure - until he loses one of his own to the unforgiving environment on Mars; the rational flight surgeon who discovers a new spirituality as she grapples with the magnitude of her journey; the veteran cosmonaut who knows just how many rules can be broken; the brilliant French nuclear physicist; and the Canadian astronaut who will play a key role before the end of the journey. Training and determination will get them only so far, and when this crew sets out on humanity's first

Les aventuriers de l'art moderneLes aventuriers de l'art moderne
Arte, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary, Animation, Mini-Series

Mixing animation and original archives, the documentary series made up of six episodes plunges us into the lives of the legendary artists and intellectuals who defined Modern Art at the dawn of the 20th century.

Arte, 2024 Cancelled/Ended | Children, Music, Animation, Musical
Rating: 4/5

Samuel is 10 years old. He keeps a diary and has a problem: Basile has told Julie that Samuel loves her. It's not true, he doesn't care about Julie. It's just that she laughed at one of his jokes and he thought that was nice of her. Well, Samuel actually likes Julie, but no one can know. An animated series created by Emilie Tronche about a childhood in the 2000s.

Arte, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Drama

Xanadu follows a family company that have been in the X rated movie business for decades.

Corleone: A History of La Cosa NostraCorleone: A History of La Cosa Nostra
Arte, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Crime, Documentary, Biography

Salvatore 'Totò' Riina: son of a farmer from Corleone, who at the age of 52 became the absolute ruler of the Sicilian mafia. Giovanni Falcone: the judge who initiates the first trial of the Sicilian mafia, sentenced to life imprisonment for 'Totò'. As in a Shakespearean drama, the viewer experiences the escalation of violence .

CoinCoin and the Extra-HumansCoinCoin and the Extra-Humans
Arte, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mini-Series
Rating: 5/5

Quinquin is now a grown-up and goes by the nickname of CoinCoin. He hangs out on the Côte D'Opale and attends meetings of the Nationalist Party with his childhood friend Fatso. His old love, Eve, has abandoned him for Corinne. When a strange magma is found near the town, the inhabitants suddenly start to behave very weirdly. Our two heroes, Captain Van Der Weyden and his loyal assistant Carpentier, investigate these alien attacks. The Extra-Human invasion has begun.

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