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11/22/2021 at 6:00

Between 1913 and the beginning of the 1930s. The African experience of a young Danish woman, her future big name in literature, her marriage of convenience with a cousin, her efforts in favor of the local population, her passion for an adventurer.

Our opinion: Inspired by both the autobiography of Karen Blixen and the bio written by Judith Thurman, Sydney Pollack signs a film in the purest Hollywood tradition. Beautifully showcased, Africa serves as the ideal setting for a great romantic story sublimated by two exceptional actors. Oscar for best film in 1985.

When his parents divorce, a child is forced to spend time with his father, whom he no longer wants to see because of his violent behavior …

Our opinion: Xavier Legrand signs a paralyzing social drama with the allure of a thriller. The disintegration of this couple, magnificently embodied by Léa Drucker and Denis Ménochet, to the limits of madness, inevitably evokes The Shining, by Stanley Kubrick.

In a deserted winter resort, a debt-ridden couple struggles not to sink. An old friend offers them a solution.

Our opinion: A story that brilliantly mixes inappropriate humor and social issues. Her screenplay allows Emmanuelle Devos to play a colorful woman.

Hostage of the Middle East, Lebanon remains a concentrate of all the problems and all the violence that plagues the region. It is a tiny country on the maps, but huge on the geopolitical atlas.

Our opinion: A moving documentary, shot at the height of men and women, which attempts to guide viewers through Lebanese complexity and to convey the distress of a helpless people in the face of their elites. The film hesitates between information and emotion, and does not delve into the country’s relationship with France.

A dive into the heart of the Mexican cartels in the 90s. After the fall of their leader, Félix Gallardo, the struggle rages among the petty barons to regain control of the empire …

Our opinion: End of the day for the Narcos saga, with a recipe that still hits the mark. Sustained rhythm, breathless suspense, sometimes heightened violence sign the conclusion of a high-level series.

Series by Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato and Doug Miro, with Michael Peña, Diego Luna, Tenoch Huerta Mejía… (2021)

The story of Eddie Gallagher is that of a Navy Seal who, upon returning from the war in Iraq, was charged with crimes against humanity. This film gives him a voice and loosens the tongues of the soldiers who fought alongside him …

Our opinion: From Mosul to the trial, the series pays homage to these soldiers, while disturbing the viewer by their words: “We fight against monsters that we end up looking like. “

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Natacha Polony, Editorial Director of Marianne