Sacreblue! x SBS: The October 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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29 Sep 2022

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Sacreblue! x SBS
The October 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 October selection, we hope that you enjoy them!


Manon of the SpringsManon des Sources (1986)

Director: Claude Berri

Cast: Yves Montand, Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Béart, Hippolyte Girardot, Margarita Lozano, Yvonne Gamy, Jean Bouchaud, Elisabeth Depardieu, Gabriel Bacquier, Armand Meffre

A beautiful, young shepherdess (Emmanuelle Béart) living in the idyllic Provencal countryside determines to take revenge on the men responsible for the death of her father.

Manon des Sources (1986) it is the second of two films adapted from the 1966 two-volume novel by Marcel Pagnol, who wrote it based on his own earlier film of the same title. It is the sequel to Jean de Florette.
  • Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources are ranked No. 60 in Empire magazine’s “The 100 Best Films of World Cinema” in 2010
  • César Award for Best Actor – Daniel Auteuil, 1987
  • César Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Emmanuelle Béart, 1987
  • Best Foreign Language Film, National Board of Review, 1987
Watch it on SBS on Demand here

Mr. Stein Goes Online / Un profil pour deux (2017)

Director: Stéphane Robelin
Cast: Pierre Richard, Yaniss Lespert, Fanny Valette, Stéphane Bissot, Stéphanie Crayencour, Gustave Kervern, Macha Méril, Pierre Kiwitt

A 75-year-old widower (Pierre Richard) discovers online dating and uses a picture of his granddaughter’s boyfriend (Yaniss Lespert) to meet a young woman.

Reviews & Awards:

 Cyrano is 80 and has a computer.

– Nathalie Chifflet,  Le Républicain Lorrain

Grand Prix Hydro-Québec 2017, Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Watch it on SBS on Demand here


A Very Long Engagement / Un long dimanche de fiançailles (2004)

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jean-Pierre Becker, Dominique Bettenfeld, Clovis Cornillac, Marion Cotillard, Jodie Foster, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Albert Dupontel, André Dussollier, Ticky Holgado, Tchéky Karyo, Jérôme Kircher, Denis Lavant, François Levantal, Chantal Neuwirth, Dominique Pinon, Jean-Paul Rouve, Julie Depardieu, Michel Vuillermoz, Bouli Lanners, Rufus, Michel Chalmeau, Maud Rayer, Philippe Duquesne, Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Mathilde’s fiancé Manech (Gaspard Ulliel) is court-martialled in the trenches and driven out into no-man’s land to die in World War I, but Mathilde (Audrey Tautou) insists he’s still alive. Despite her polio, she sets out to find him in this sweeping romantic adventure.

The film is based on the 1991 novel of the same name by Sébastien Japrisot.
Reviews & Awards:

The film received generally positive reviews from critics. The film has an average rating of 7.40/10 on Rotten Tomatoes.

The website’s critical consensus:

A well-crafted and visually arresting drama with a touch of whimsy.

Watch it on SBS on Demand here

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