Sacreblue! x SBS – The August selection

Every month, Sacreblue! selects some Francophone films from the SBS catalogue. These movies will be available for the whole month for free on SBS On Demand!

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31 Aug 2022

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Sacreblue! x SBS
The August selection

Every month, Sacreblue! highlights some Francophone films from the SBS catalogue.
These movies will be available for the whole month for free on SBS On Demand!

Here is our August selection, we hope that you enjoy them!

 

Mon Roi / My King (2019)

Director: Maïwenn
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Louis Garrel, Isild Le Besco, Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin, Patrick Raynal, Yann Goven, Paul Hamy

 

Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent of medical staff and painkillers, she takes the time to remember the tumultuous love story she lived with Georgio (Vincent Cassel).

Reviews & Awards:

The film received an average rating of 6.70/10 on the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.

 My King uses a medical catastrophe as the catalyst for a fully realized, thought-provoking look at love and co-dependency.

Awards:

Emmanuelle Bercot won “best actress” at the Cannes Film Festival for her role as Tony.

 

Watch it on SBS on Demand here

Coco Avant Chanel / Coco Before Chanel (2009)

Director: Anne Fontaine
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain, Emmanuelle Devos, Régis Royer, Etienne Bartholomeus, Yan Duffas, Fabien Béhar, Roch Leibovici,
Jean-Yves Chatelais, Pierre Diot, Vincent Nemeth, Bruno Abraham-Kremer, Marie-Bénédicte Roy, Emilie Gavois-Kahn

Coco Before Chanel explores the early life of Gabrielle Chanel (Audrey Tautou) before her rise to worldwide fame as the most celebrated fashion designer of the 20th Century.
Gabrielle Chanel, illegitimate daughter of a traveling salesman, learns to sew in a Catholic orphanage before following her singing ambitions lead her to a cabaret club.
This is where Chanel earns the nickname Coco and also where she catches the eye of several high society gentlemen who would become instrumental in the development of her remarkable career.
Coco Before Chanel is the fascinating untold story of how one woman rose from humble beginnings to become one of coutures most important icons.
Awards:
  • Alexandre Desplat won film composer of the year at the 2009 world Soundtrack awards
  • Alexandre Desplat won best film composer at the 2010 Étoiles D’or du Cinéma Français awards
  • Catherine Leterrier won the best costumes César Awards in 2010
Watch it on SBS on Demand here

Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (2002)

Director: Alain Chabat
Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Jamel Debbouze, Monica Bellucci, Claude Rich, Gérard Darmon, Alain Chabat, Isabelle Nanty, Édouard Baer,
Jean Benguigui, Pierre Tchernia, Marina Foïs, Édouard Montoute, Noemie Lenoir, Bernard Farcy, Michel Cremades, Zinedine Soualem
Asterix and Obelix are called to Egypt to help an architect erect a great palace in three months in order for Cleopatra to win a bet against Julius Caesar.

The film has an 86%  rating and a 79% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Watch it on SBS on Demand here

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