When notary Lebel sits down with Jeanne and Simon Marwan to read them their mother Nawal's will, the twins are stunned to receive a pair of envelopes - one for the father they thought was dead and another for a brother they didn't know existed. In this enigmatic inheritance, Jeanne sees the key to Nawal's retreat into unexpected silence during the final weeks of her life. She immediately decides to go to the Middle East to dig into a family history of which she knows next to nothing. Simon is unmoved by the posthumous mind games of a mother who always distant and cold. However, the love he has for his sister is strong, and he soon joins her in combing their ancestral homeland in search of a Nawal who is very different from the mother they knew.
A Johnnie To musical film set in a corporate high-rise, starring Hong Kong film stars Yun-Fat Chow, Tang Wei, and Eason Chan.
A fishing-boat crew takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea.
Based on the bestselling novels by Anne Holt, this Swedish detective thriller follows psychologist and ex-FBI profiler Inger Johanne Vik as she finds herself and her autistic daughter drawn into an investigation surrounding a series of disturbing and brutal deaths. To protect her daughter, she must catch the murderer.
Fed up with her mundane lifestyle, and unsatisfied by her boyfriend Fred, Sandrine quits her job as a businesswoman and decides to embark on erotic and raunchy adventures in hope of finding fulfilment. In French.
Explores Torres Strait culture as it is today. It examines the history and georgraphy as well as the other influences on the culture that have brought it to this point.
The International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC) is an annual celebration and showcase the range of linguistic talents and cultural diversity from around the world. This program features the highlights from the festival at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, organised by Sirius College and supported by Australian Intercultural Society.
Once a powerful ninja, Kamui decides to walk away from his violent ways and seek a peaceful life. His travels bring him to a seashore village where he meets Hanbei, a fisherman who shares the former ninja's sense of honour. They become good friends, and life at the seaside seems idyllic. But one day, a band of pirates arrive. It seems that Kamui's past life is catching up to him.
This comedic adventure explores the differences between the north and the south of Italy. Living comfortably in the north, post office worker Monza Alberto would do anything to be transferred to Milan. When a mischievous attempt backfires, he is sent to the south as punishment. Once there, he realises it isn't the backwater province he imagines but actually a place full of hospitable people and endless adventure. While there, he enlists his new friend to help him win the heart of the beautiful Maria.
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during WWI, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.
The relationship of a young French couple in Israel is stretched to breaking point while the nation awaits an attack from Saddam Hussein's army. Using the backdrop of the 1991 Gulf War, this moving film explores the relationships between friends and lovers.
Hortense Laborie, a renowned chef from Perigord, is astonished when the President of the Republic appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Elysee Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President, but the corridors of power are littered with traps.
A three part series made for pupils learning foreign languages, including French, Spanish and German, for the first time. In episode three, a British boy in the UK links up with his German friends in Berlin via a laptop and tablet. Through the children's activities, including a visit to a war bunker and some catchy songs, KS2 pupils can improve their German and spot the similarities and differences between British and German life.
A three part series made for pupils learning foreign languages, including French, Spanish and German, for the first time. In episode one, a boy in the UK talks to his French friends as they take part in various activities - taking him with them via their tablet devices. These adventures give Ben a great insight into the French language and culture, while enabling him to use his basic French vocabulary in a range of real-life situations. In French.
Visit a school where every single student is being taught an endangered indigenous language as the town sets out to be the first bilingual town in Australia. Hear from students and teachers who explain why they believe this is important.
This reality series follows two exchange students - one from China and one from Australia. The two will live and study in each other's country for 30 days. In Mandarin.
This reality series follows two exchange students - one from China and one from Australia. The two will live and study in each other's country for 30 days. This could be a big challenge for the teenagers, who may feel excited, but also frustrated by their new conditions. In Mandarin.
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