The firing of Jacques Necker sparks violent protests, culminating in the storming of the Bastille by the French people.
Jacques Hébert becomes a leading voice in calls for the dechristianisation in France.
In the 1780s France was the richest nation on Earth. It also boasted an exploding national debt and an increasingly restless middle class. On July 14, 1789, a ragtag mob of Parisians stormed the fortress of the Bastille to seize the King's arms and ammunition. This set loose a decade of revolutionary ideals and a murderous cycle of carnage - the French Revolution, that would shake the very foundations of monarchy, destroy the last vestiges of feudalism, plant the seeds for modern politics, diplomacy and nationalism - and plunge an entire continent into endless warfare for a generation to come.
In 1961 Yuri Gagarin blasted off from Vostok to become the first man in space. It was a mission fraught with danger as he rocketed into an uncertain fate. This stunning biopic charts Gagarin's momentous journey.
In 1944, a group of French female resistance fighters are recruited by the British Secret Service to rescue a geologist who holds secrets of the impending Normandy landing. They soon find their mission must continue to Paris for the dangerous task of assassinating an SS Colonel. The film celebrates the lesser told role of girl power in the famous Normandy landing.