Sacreblue! x SBS: The January Selection

Here is our January selection of SBS French films for a special francophone summer !

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01 Feb 2024

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Sacreblue! x SBS
The January Selection

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

Here is our January selection of SBS French films for a special francophone summer !


The Big Hit / Un Triomphe (2020)

Director: Emmanuel Courcol

Cast: Kad Merad, David Ayala, Lamine Cissokho, Sofian Khammes, Pierre Lottin, Wabinlé Nabié, Alexandre Medvedev, Saïd Benchnafa, Marina Hands, Laurent Stocker, Mathilde Courcol-Rozès, Yvon Martin

Part of the 2020 Cannes film festival official selection, The Big Hit is about an actor who is in a slump and agrees to run a theatre workshop in a prison in order to make ends meet. Surprised by the prisoners’ acting skills, he decides to put on a play with them, on the stage of a real theatre. Based on a true story, The Big Hit It is a free adaptation of the experiences of Jan Jönson when he staged a theatre performance with prison inmates.

Watch it on SBS on Demand here.


Keep Going / Continuer (2019)

Director: Joachim Lafosse
Cast: Virginie Efira, Kacey Mottet Klein, Diego Martín, Mairambek Kozhoev, Damira Ripert, Belek Mamatkoulov, Mukhit Raikulov, Assel Kuanbayeva

Based on Laurent Mauvignier’s 2016 novel ‘Continuer’, director Joachim Lafosse explores a complicated mother-son relationship with teh cinematic backdrop of the Kyrgyzstan countryside.

Selected as part of the 75th Venice International Film Festival, Keep Going divided viewers. For an in-depth review by Variety Magazine, click here.

Watch it on SBS on Demand here.


Simone Veil, a Woman of the Century / Simone – Le Voyage du Siècle (2021)

Director: Olivier Dahan
Cast: Elsa Zylberstein, Rebecca Marder, Élodie Bouchez, Judith Chemla, Olivier Gourmet, Mathieu Spinosi, Sylvie Testud, Philippe Torreton, Philippe Lellouche, Esther Valding, Antoine Gouy, Laurence Côte

Simone Veil was a French magistrate, Holocaust survivor, and politician who served as Health Minister in several governments and was President of the European Parliament from 1979 to 1982, the first woman to hold that office. Olivier Dahan explores her life in this intimate bipgraphical portayal through a series of non-chronological memories.

Part of the 2022 Angoulême Francophone Film Festival selection, Simone Veil, a Woman of the Century went on to win the 2023 César Awards for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.

Watch it on SBS on Demand here.

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