The President’s Man, Quite simply black, Abou Leila … The films of the week to watch online or not


Le Figaro offers you its selection of films released this week online, on VOD or on streaming platforms.

To have

Simply black , comedy by Jean-Pascal Zadi and John Wax, 1h30

In Simply black, which he realizes with John Wax, Jean-Pascal Zadi plays what he is in life by forcing the line. A 40-year-old black actor struggling. Autofiction here takes the form of a false documentary. A television crew follows him. She is interested in this failure because he disguised himself as a slave on YouTube and decided to organize a black protest march in Paris. The device is the pretext for a tour of French stars of color. JP wants to enlist them in a movement that allows him as much to promote himself as to serve the cause. Simply black is the best, and funniest, critique of communitarianism in these times when Black Lives Matter crosses borders and agitates French society. However, he does not ignore routine racism.

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>> Available on Arte Boutique, CanalVOD, UniversCiné, FILMOTV and Orange from 4.99 euros

You can see

Abu Leila , drama by Amin Sidi-Boumedine, 2h15

In Algeria in 1994, two friends go deep into the Sahara in search of a terrorist. One of them has visions during his sleepless nights: a goat eating a human arm in a hotel hallway. This first film has ambition, hesitates between nightmare and reality, eyeing Bunuel and “Profession: reporter”. The director touches on surrealism and the fantastic. Promising, but too long, rather confusing and abstract.

>> Available on FILMOTV, Orange and CanalVOD from 4.99 euros

We can see too

The President’s Man , spy film by Min-oh Woo, 1h54

In the 1970s, Korea was ruled by President Park, who firmly controlled the KCIA, the Korean intelligence agency. Kim Gyu-Pyeong, a promising KCIA commander, sees his life turned upside down when the former agency director resurfaces, confessing that he knows all the shady deals the government has been involved in. As the tension mounts, each party tries to hide its game, before the truth comes to light …

>> Available on CanalVOD, FILMOTV and Univers Ciné from 4.99 euros

The Silencing , thriller by Robin Pront, 1h33

A former hunter engages in a cat-and-mouse game with Sheriff Alice Gustafson, still looking for the one who kidnapped her daughter a few years ago. In the casting, we find the Danish actor of Game Of Thrones, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and British actress from Peaky Blinders, Annabelle Wallis, in this film by Belgian director Robin Pront, discovered with The Ardennes in 2016.

>> Available on CanalVOD, FILMOTV and Orange from 4.99 euros

Scooby! , animated film by Tony Cervone, 1h34

Having solved hundreds of cases and lived countless adventures, Scooby and his gang must now tackle their most formidable enigma: a plot to unleash the forces of the ghost dog Cerberus. As they do their utmost to stop this global “acabocalypse”, our friends discover that Scooby carries a heavy inheritance and is promised a greater fate than anyone could have imagined.

>> Available on FILMOTV, Orange and Univers Ciné from 9.99 euros

The convocation , drama by Kunle Afolayan, 2h31

A brilliant Nigerian student attacks the university institution by denouncing a respected professor who tried to rape her. Inspired by real events.

>> Available on Netflix

SpongeBob, The movie: Sponge in troubled waters , animated film by Tim Hill, 1h31

Following the snailnapping of Gary, his lifelong companion, Bob leads Patrick on a crazy adventure to the Lost City of Atlantic City in order to find him. Through this rescue mission full of surprises, wonders and dangers, SpongeBob SquarePants and his acolytes will understand that nothing is stronger than the power of friendship.

>> Available on Netflix

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