REVIEW: A French Village is 'one of my all-time favorites'

Viewer's Discretion: Un Village Francais is good drama with rich themes

From The Berkshire Eagle 7/27/18:

By John Seven
‘A FRENCH VILLAGE’ (MHz CHOICE)
Following the lives of the citizens of Villefranche during its occupation by Nazis during World War II, and examining the moral conundrums the citizens face and which will affect the rest of their lives, “Un Village Francais” is one television show I have no problem proclaiming as one of my all-time favorites. Somehow in the mad rush to import foreign language TV to streaming channels, it’s flown sadly under the radar. That’s disappointing because its insight to the human condition and its examination of the role of personal circumstances in regard to larger moral decisions plays out in a real historical scenario that is touching.

Read The Berkshire Eagle article here


Coming to MHz Choice in August (2018)


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Hello, August! Here’s a run down of new and returning series premiering in August ONLY on MHz Choice!

FULL PREMIERE SCHEDULE

August 7: Homicide Unit Istanbul (Season 3)

MYSTERY | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Location, location, location! Homicide Unit Istanbul Season 3 continues to thrill because of the exotic places Inspector Mehmet Özakin (Erol Sander) and his assistant, Mustafa (Oscar Ortega Sanchez) go to in the course of their investigations. Racing from gleaming, urban offices to bazaars to winding roads and farms in the middle of exquisite countryside… it’s all part of the job! And there’s usually a chase or a fight scene where Inspector Özakin gives the perp what for against the backdrop of beautiful, ancient Istanbul. If you’re going to chase the bad guys, why not do it in a beautiful place?


August 14: Mafia Only Kills in Summer (New Series)

COMEDY | ITALY | ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-PG

The Italians have created another gem you don’t want to miss! The pitch-perfect Mafia Only Kills in Summer brings you into the world of ten-year-old Salvatore Giammarresi, a keen observer of the adults around him and the ironies of growing up in Palermo in the 1970s. He’s always asking pesky questions – and when he goes at it during the funeral service of a Mafioso, he gets in big trouble with Brother Gacinto, played by Nino Frassica (Don Matteo, The Last Godfather, The Vanishing of Pato). Salvatore’s wide-eyed wonder and harsh judgement of life in Palermo combine to create a funny/sad story that illustrates the tragedies of the time. It’s light in tone, so it’s a definite palate cleanser after Camorra Connection! Think The Wonder Years against a Mafia backdrop.


August 21: Johan Falk (Season 3)

DRAMA – CRIME | SWEDEN | SWEDISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

It’s the end – but who will live and who will die? The final season of Johan Falk starts with a callback to Zero Tolerance, the first film in the series – Falk in a courthouse, contemplating Lady Justice. This older (not necessarily wiser) Johan bears the scars of years of battle, but he’s not ready to give up the fight yet – not while there’s bad guys to pursue and his ever-growing family to protect! Jakob Eklund and Marie Richardson lead an all-star cast of new and returning favorites, chief among the newcomers being Björn Bengtsson and Aliette Opheim ofThicker Than Water fame!

Ongoing Premieres

August 7, 14, 21: Camorra Connection (New Episodes)

DRAMA – CRIME | ITALY | ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Camorra: the most ruthless mafia organization Italy has ever known. Criminal genius Francesco Russo (“O’ Malese”) rises to leadership through sheer ferocity; Judge Esposito, from the same region as the Camorra, refuses to bend.

Camorra Connection


August 7, 14: Johan Falk (Season 2 New Episodes)

DRAMA – CRIME | SWEDEN | SWEDISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

After five years working for Europol in The Hague, Johan Falk (Jakob Eklund) returns to Gothenburg to work with the special operations group GSI – an elite unit within the Swedish police. Falk becomes the handler for a deep cover informant named Frank Wagner (Joel Kinnaman) and together they battle organized crime in Gothenburg and beyond.


Related article:
Johan Falk Trilogy Recap


August 7, 14, 21: Turkish for Beginners (New Episodes)

COMEDY | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Teenage Lena is horrified when her anti-disciplinarian mother moves their family in with her Turkish boyfriend and his two kids. Cultures clash and hormones rage in this hilarious and critically-acclaimed German comedy!



August 7: Tatort: Borowski (New Episode)

DRAMA – CRIME | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Klaus Borowski (Axel Milberg) is back in all his enigmatic glory in Season 3 of Tatort: Borowski! Get ready for nine new episodes in which he cracks cases with the help of his talented assistant, Sarah Brandt (Sibel Kekilli, Game of Thrones). Some familiar faces surface in this season – like Magnus Krepper (Inspector Winter) playing a Swedish colleague in the season premiere and psychologist Frieda Jung (Maren Eggert) in a wrenching season finale. The stories continue to examine complex issues like poverty and drug addiction, leaving the viewer with more questions than answers. But with Klaus on the case, one is invariably entertained. Nothing intrigues like a man with investigative superpowers, especially if he’s got heart and a social blind spot or two.

(L to R) Klaus Borowski (Axel Milberg) & Sarah Brandt (Sibel Kekilli) in Tatort: Borowski


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Seattle Times: "There’s a world of TV out there..."

Seattle Times: Now streaming: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘A Very English Scandal,’ ‘Secret City’

From the Seattle Times 6/27/18:

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There’s a world of TV out there and MHz Choice offers some of the best dramas, mysteries, comedies and crime thrillers from Europe. Offerings include the World War II drama “A French Village” from France, crime drama “Beck” from Sweden and “Detective Montalbano” from Italy. Recent additions include “Agatha Christie’s Criminal Games” and nature documentary “Antarctica” from France. All shows are presented with subtitles. There’s a 30-day free trial if you’d like to sample the international menu.

Read Seattle Times article here


Coming to MHz Choice in July (2018)


Press inquiries click here: PRESS CONTACT FORM

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Hello, Summer! Here’s a run down of new and returning series premiering in July ONLY on MHz Choice!

FULL PREMIERE SCHEDULE

July 10: Camorra Connection (New Limited Series)

DRAMA – CRIME | ITALY | ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Camorra: the most ruthless mafia organization Italy has ever known. Criminal genius Francesco Russo (“O’ Malese”) rises to leadership through sheer ferocity; Judge Esposito, from the same region as the Camorra, refuses to bend.

Camorra Connection

July 17: Johan Falk (New Season 2)

DRAMA – CRIME | SWEDEN | SWEDISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

After five years working for Europol in The Hague, Johan Falk (Jakob Eklund) returns to Gothenburg to work with the special operations group GSI – an elite unit within the Swedish police. Falk becomes the handler for a deep cover informant named Frank Wagner (Joel Kinnaman) and together they battle organized crime in Gothenburg and beyond.


Related article:
Johan Falk Trilogy Recap


July 24: Turkish for Beginners (Season 3)

COMEDY | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Teenage Lena is horrified when her anti-disciplinarian mother moves their family in with her Turkish boyfriend and his two kids. Cultures clash and hormones rage in this hilarious and critically-acclaimed German comedy!



July 3, 10, 17: Crime Scene Cleaner (New Episodes)

COMEDY | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

The immensely popular German comedy returns for a brand-new season! Bjarne Mädel stars as Heiko “Schotty” Schotte, a man whose love of beer, soccer and women is surpassed only by his dedication to the art of crime scene cleaning – and the existential situations and bizarre characters he encounters in the course of his work. These new episodes see Schotty matching wits with a female humanoid robot, a moderately talented clown, an ice cream-obsessed young man, a hyper-PC mom-to-be and, most frightening of all… a management consultant!

Bjarne Mädel stars in Crime Scene Cleaner


July 3, 10: Spiral (New Episodes, Season 6 finale)

DRAMA – CRIME | FRANCE | FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Police captain Laure Bertraud returns to work as she and her team begin a complex new investigation after a human torso is discovered in a pile of garbage in the 20th arrondissement in Paris. Meanwhile, a high profile criminal trial tempts ambitious lawyer Joséphine Karlsson, and Judge Roban faces a health crisis. This new season pushes every character to their limit, and forces them all to question long-standing affiliations and beliefs. Available in the U.S. only.


Related article:
Spiral Season Recaps


July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Tatort: Borowski (New Episodes)

DRAMA – CRIME | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Klaus Borowski (Axel Milberg) is back in all his enigmatic glory in Season 3 of Tatort: Borowski! Get ready for nine new episodes in which he cracks cases with the help of his talented assistant, Sarah Brandt (Sibel Kekilli, Game of Thrones). Some familiar faces surface in this season – like Magnus Krepper (Inspector Winter) playing a Swedish colleague in the season premiere and psychologist Frieda Jung (Maren Eggert) in a wrenching season finale. The stories continue to examine complex issues like poverty and drug addiction, leaving the viewer with more questions than answers. But with Klaus on the case, one is invariably entertained. Nothing intrigues like a man with investigative superpowers, especially if he’s got heart and a social blind spot or two.

(L to R) Klaus Borowski (Axel Milberg) & Sarah Brandt (Sibel Kekilli) in Tatort: Borowski


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