A La Carte TV Listing
September 5 to September 12
Satellite: Astra 1H
Position: 19.2 east
Frequency: 12129 V
Programming hours: 24 hours
Encryptions: Seca 2
(ALC1 & 4)
Starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Armand Assante, John Ortiz, John Hawkes, Ted Levine and Ruby Dee.
Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), the quiet driver to one of the inner city's leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream. Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, he comes to rule the inner-city drug trade, flooding the streets with a purer product at a better price. Lucas outplays all of the leading crime syndicates and becomes not only one of the city's mainline corrupters, but part of its circle of legit civic superstars. Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) is an outcast cop close enough to the streets to feel a shift of control in the drug underworld. Roberts believes someone is climbing the rungs above the known Mafia families and starts to suspect that a black power player has come from nowhere to dominate the scene. Both Lucas and Roberts share a rigorous ethical code that sets them apart from their own colleagues, making them lone figures on opposite sides of the law. The destinies of these two men will become intertwined as they approach a confrontation where only one of them can come out on top.
The Brave One (A Vif)
Starring Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews and Mary Steenburgen.
For Erica Bain (Jodie Foster), the streets of New York are both her home and her livelihood. She shares the sounds and the stories of her beloved city with her radio audience as the host of the show "Street Walk." At night, she goes home to the love of her life, her fiancé David Kirmani (Naveen Andrews). But everything Erica knows and loves is ripped from her on one terrible night when she and David are ambushed in a random, vicious attack that leaves David dead and Erica close to it. Though Erica's broken body heals, deeper wounds remain - the devastation of losing David and, even more overwhelming, a suffocating fear that haunts her every step. The city streets she had once loved to roam, even places that had been warm and familiar, now feel strange and threatening. When the fear finally becomes too much to bear, Erica makes a fateful decision to arm herself against it. The gun in her hand becomes a tangible way to protect herself from an intangible enemy...or so she thinks. The first time she shoots someone, it is kill or be killed. The second time is also in self-defense...or did she make a choice not to take herself out of harm's way? The fear that had once paralyzed her has been replaced by something else...something that drives her to reclaim the life that was taken from her that night...something that Erica does not even recognize in herself. Stories of an anonymous vigilante grip the city, and NYPD detective Sean Mercer (Terrence Howard) becomes increasingly determined to track down the killer. As he pieces together the clues, the evidence begins to point not to a guy with a gun...but a woman with a grudge. With Mercer closing in and her own conscience trying her, Erica must decide whether her quest for some form of justice, and even vengeance, is truly the right path, or if she has become the very thing she is hunting.
Ce Soir Je Dors Chez Toi
(ALC4, 6 & 13)
Avec Jean-Paul Rouve, Mélanie Doutey, Kad Merad, Rhiles Djarouane, Hélène Patarot, Philippe Lefebvre, Sarah Stern, Audrey Dana, Alain Doutey, James Gerard, Fanny Deblok et Arielle Séménoff.
Un auteur de romans se montre très épris d'une femme belle, drôle et effervescente. Mais jaloux de son indépendance, il refuse qu'elle s'installe chez lui. Alex et Laëtitia filent le parfait amour. Jeune auteur de romans, Alex est parvenu à se faire un nom. Belle, drôle et effervescente, Laëtitia a réussi dans la vie. Seule ombre au tableau : Alex refuse catégoriquement que la jeune femme s'installe chez lui. Craignant que ses petites habitudes de mâle indépendant ne soient perturbées, il préfère vivre à son propre rythme - quitte à ce que Laëtitia reste chez elle. Mais Alex doit biaiser. Il multiplie en effet les petites hypocrisies afin d'éviter qu'elle ne se montre trop envahissante. Combien de temps le jeune écrivain pourra-t-il résister? Lui sera-t-il possible de maintenir à distance celle qu'il considère comme le soleil de sa vie?
(ALC3, 8 & 12)
Avec Albert Dupontel, Marie Guillard, Smadi Wolfman, Marthe Keller, Patrick Bauchau, Alain Figlarz, Mélanie Thierry, Manon Chevallier et Guy Lecluyse.
Un lieutenant de la police européenne accepte une folle mission dans le seul but de retrouver le dangereux trafiquant soupçonné d'avoir tué son épouse. Lors d'une filature qui finit dans les égouts, le lieutenant David Hoffmann et son équipière essuient de nombreux coups de feu. L'homme qu'ils pourchassent, Dimitri Nicolov, n'hésite pas à poignarder la jeune femme qui est aussi l'épouse de Hoffmann. Malgré tous les efforts déployés par les secours, elle succombe. Sombrant dans la déprime, Hoffmann tente d'oublier ce drame. Mais, peu de temps après, la police européenne lui donne carte blanche pour neutraliser Nicolov. Hoffmann accepte et débute son enquête avec une nouvelle équipière, la très sage Marie Becker. Plusieurs indices aboutissent à une mystérieuse clinique. Là, Hoffmann découvre que des expériences ultra secrètes sont menées pour reprogrammer la mémoire des humains.
Starring Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Bob Gunton, Judith Roberts, Laura Regan and Jason Deline.
There is an old ghost story in the sleepy town of Ravens Fair about Mary Shaw, a ventriloquist who went mad. Accused of the murder of a young boy, she was hunted down by vengeful townspeople who cut out her tongue and killed her. They buried her along with her "children," a hand-made collection of vaudeville dolls. Since that time, Ravens Fair has been plagued by death. The ghastly dolls from Mary Shaw's collection have gone missing from the grave and reappeared over the decades. In the dead of night - wherever they are glimpsed - families are found gruesomely murdered...with their tongues torn out. Far from the pall of their hometown, newlyweds Jamie (Ryan Kwanten) and Lisa Ashen thought they had established a fresh start. But when his wife is grotesquely killed, Jamie reluctantly returns to Ravens Fair for the funeral, intent on unraveling the mystery of her death. Once reunited with his ill father (Bob Gunton) and his father's new young bride (Amber Valletta), Jamie must dig into the town's bloody past to find out who killed his wife and why. As he uncovers the legend of Mary Shaw, Jamie unlocks the story of her curse and the truth behind the song from his childhood: if you see her and scream, you will never speak again.
(ALC1, 6, 7, 11, 13 & 14)
Avec François Cluzet, Roschdy Zem, Alice Taglioni, Laurent Olmedo, Mathilde Seigner, Florence Foresti, Macha Béranger, Lionel Astier, Philippe Lefebvre et Titouan Laporte.
Deux couples menant une vie trop tranquille constatent que la dissimulation a du bon. Très vite, les imbroglios se multiplient. Et les rancoeurs se révèlent. Illustratrice pour enfants, Carole mène une carrière très prenante. Mais Thomas, son amoureux, ne la voit plus. Aussi, lorsque Lionel, séduisant gynécologue, s'entiche d'elle, Carole entame une liaison avec lui. Pourtant, Lionel vit une relation heureuse avec son épouse, l'énergique Lisa. Mais la douce spontanéité de Carole lui permet d'oublier le tempérament abrupt de sa femme. Peu à peu, le temps que Carole et Lionel passent ensemble modifie leurs petites habitudes quotidiennes. Imperceptiblement mais suffisamment pour éveiller les soupçons de leurs conjoints respectifs ! Découvrant cette liaison, Thomas et Lisa décident alors de se venger. Dans le seul but de reconquérir la passion de leurs débuts.
Starring Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, K'Sun Ray, Henry Czerny, Dylan Baker and Tim Blake Nelson.
Welcome to Willard, a small town lost in the idyllic world of the ?50s, where the sun shines every day, everybody knows their neighbor, and rotting zombies carry the mail. Years ago, the earth passed through a cloud of space dust, causing the dead to rise with an insatiable hunger for human flesh. Terror spread across the land, until a collar was invented that made the zombies docile, even useful. A company was born: ZomCon. Thanks to their patented domestication collar, zombies became gardeners, milkmen, servants, even pets. ZomCon would like everyone to believe that they have the world under control?but do they? Timmy Robinson doesn't think so. He thinks the world is "phony-baloney." An awkward loner, Timmy spends so much time in his room even his own parents don't notice him. So when Mom buys a zombie to help around the house, Timmy is surprised, and even curious, when the beast wants to play catch. When the zombie saves him from the local bullies, a true friendship is born, and Timmy names the zombie Fido. But Fido's collar goes on the fritz, and the neighbors start paying the ultimate price. To complicate matters, ZomCon's notorious zombie-control specialist, Mr. Bottoms, has moved in across the street. What begins as a small town story about a boy and his best friend, becomes a biting satire about our world, the price of fear, and the rewards of risking love.
Les Deux Mondes
(ALC5 & 9)
Avec Benoît Poelvoorde, Natacha Lindinger, Michel Duchaussoy, Daniel Cohen, Pascal Elso, Florence Loiret, Arly Jover et Augustin Legrand.
Projeté dans un univers parallèle, un quadragénaire parisien est malencontreusement intronisé sauveur d'une tribu oppressée. Comment va-t-il rentrer chez lui? Vivant à Paris, Rémy Bassano est un modeste restaurateur d'oeuvres d'art. Plutôt timide, ce quadragénaire n'a guère eu l'occasion de briller tout au long de son existence. Il est cependant l'époux heureux de Lucile avec laquelle il élève leurs deux enfants. Sans comprendre comment ni pourquoi, Rémy se retrouve projeté dans une dimension parallèle. Et il atterrit directement dans le village de Bégamini. Là, il est confronté à une tribu qui, justement, attendait l'apparition de son sauveur. Bien qu'il tente d'expliquer qu'il n'est pas celui qu'ils croient, les villageois s'en remettent entièrement à lui. Rémy comprend alors qu'il n'a d'autre choix que de défaire la tribu qui oppresse les Bégaminiens.
No Reservations (Le Goût De La Vie)
Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin and Patricia Clarkson.
Master chef Kate Armstrong (Catherine Zeta-Jones) lives her life like she runs her kitchen at a trendy Manhattan eatery - with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. Kate's perfectionist nature is put to the test when she "inherits" her nine-year-old niece Zoe (Abigail Breslin), while contending with a brash new sous-chef who joins her staff. High-spirited and freewheeling, Nick Palmer (Aaron Eckhart) couldn't be more different from Kate, yet the chemistry between them is undeniable. Rivalry becomes romance, but Kate will have to learn to express herself beyond the realm of her kitchen if she wants to connect with Zoe and find true happiness with Nick.
In this family animation comedy, a rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.
Surf's Up (Les Rois De La Glisse)
A surfing penguin currently riding the wave of success enters his first professional competition in a computer animated family-oriented comedy from directors Chris Buck and Ash Brannon. Cody Maverick (Shia LeBeouf) may be a relative amateur when it comes to hanging ten, but he's sure he has what it takes to surf his way to superstardom. With a little help from his cantankerous King Penguin mentor, ex-surfing legend Big Z (Jeff Bridges), and a little encouragement from star Pen Gu Island lifeguard Lani (Zooey Deschanel), there may be hope for this tuxedo-clad wave twister after all. James Woods, Jane Krakowski, Michael McKean, Jon Heder, Mario Cantone, and Brian Benben all lend their voices to this inspirational tale that proves anything is possible when you put your heart and mind to it.