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Un Village Français

All Episodes 2009 - 2017

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  • 2009-06-03T22:00:00Z
  • 55 mins
  • 2 days, 18 hours, 0 mins (72 episodes)
  • France
  • French
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A French village and its inhabitants go through the ups and (mainly) downs of the occupation by the German army from 1940 to 1945. The village doctor is assigned as mayor, and confronted with the challenges, dilemmas, and contradictory demands and situations. At the same time, there is a lot of personal interactions with a number of interesting characters.
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103 episodes

Special 1

  • 2009-06-03T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 2

  • 2009-06-10T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 3

  • 2009-06-17T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 4

  • 2009-10-12T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 5

  • 2009-10-19T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 6

  • 2009-10-26T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 7

  • 2010-11-27T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 8

  • 2010-12-04T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 9

  • 2010-12-11T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 10

  • 2010-12-18T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 11

  • 2010-12-25T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 12

  • 2011-01-01T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 13

  • 2012-03-26T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 14

  • 2012-04-02T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 15

  • 2012-04-09T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 16

  • 2012-04-16T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 17

  • 2012-04-23T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 18

  • 2012-04-30T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 19

  • 2013-10-07T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 20

  • 2013-09-30T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 21

  • 2013-10-14T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 22

  • 2013-10-21T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 23

  • 2013-10-28T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 24

  • 2013-11-04T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 25

  • 2014-11-17T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 26

  • 2014-11-24T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 27

  • 2014-12-01T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 28

  • 2015-11-06T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 29

  • 2015-11-13T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 30

  • 2015-11-20T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Special 31

  • 2017-11-29T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

1x01 The Landing

  • Series Premiere

    2009-06-03T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

It is the 12th of June 1940 in the small village of Villeneuve in the Jura. The local doctor, Daniel Larcher, is attending a birth. Raymond Schwartz is falling in love with one of his employees, Marie. Schoolteacher Lucienne takes her young students on a class trip where a German plane fires at her charges…

1x02 Chaos

  • 2009-06-03T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

24 June 1940. After having wandered aimlessly, Daniel and his family come back to Villeneuve. As doctor and deputy mayor of the village, he is considered by the Germans as being solely responsible for the refugees packed into the church. While Daniel organises aid with the help of Jean Marchetti, a young police officer, Raymond tries to find Marie, whom he has not heard from for a week...

1x03 Crossing the Line

  • 2009-06-10T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

30 September 1940. The village school is being used as barracks. A cut cable infuriates the Germans who demand that the French police find the person guilty of what they consider to be sabotage. While Jean, De Kervern and Daniel are opposed to a collaboration between the French police and the Germans, Raymond hesitates, as working for the Germans would save him from bankruptcy...

1x04 On Earth as It Is in Heaven

  • 2009-06-10T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

October 15, 1940, an English pilot falls from the sky. Jacques, a former convict turned smuggler is trying to get him across the line. But they need to act quickly, because the Germans are already at their heels. As for Lucienne, she received a letter, which she believes to be a revocation letter related to the death of children in her class during a dramatic event on June 12 for which she is held solely responsible. Raymond finds Lorrain, Mary's husband thought to be dead at the front ...

1x05 The Black Market

  • 2009-06-17T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

7 November 1940. During a film showing, the audience takes advantage of the darkness to boo the handshake between Pétain and Hitler. The French police are called in to find the guilty party. Raymond is caught in the arms of Marie by his maid, Sarah...

1x06 Cold Snap

  • 2009-06-17T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

11 November 1940. With the help of Suzanne, the head of the post office, Marcel launches a campaign to distribute Communist leaflets. Very quickly, Jean is on to them...

2x01 Lottery

  • Season Premiere

    2009-10-12T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

1941, several months after the armistice, the Germans settle in France as the war continues. The people of Villeneuve, small sub-prefecture of Jura , realize that conflict is here to stay : the prisoners do not return, the blockade hardens, the shortages appears. The population adapts to the presence of the occupying forces. The majority tries to resume a normal life, as Daniel Raymond, others engage in the Resistance, as Commissioner De Kerven. Some, like John Marchetti, agree to cooperate instead, hoping to profit from the German presence...

2x02 Commitment

  • 2009-10-12T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

The Occupation which has now been in place for one year, brings with it its share of hardships, compromises and dangers. Will the people in Villeneuve learn to live, fulfill their daily commitments and conduct their secret love-affairs? ...

2x03 The Way Things Work

  • 2009-10-19T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

12 February 1941. After an anonymous tip off, Bériot, the school headmaster is arrested for illegal possession of a weapon. Heinrich orders Jean to break up the network of informants that De Kervern is running in Villeneuve...

2x04 Your Name Sounds a Bit Jewish

  • 2009-10-19T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

4 March 1941. Whilst he is toasting Franco-German friendship with a German officer, Raymond Schwartz finds anti-Semitic graffiti on his factory wall. He must now prove that he is not Jewish if he wants to avoid losing his company...

2x05 Danger of Death

  • 2009-10-26T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

10 March 1941. Lorrain has vanished after discovering that Marie is part of the network and learning about her relationship with Raymond. De Kervern absolutely must find him before he denounces them all to the Germans...

2x06 The Coup de Grace

  • 2009-10-26T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

11 March 1941. Lorrain has captured Marie and Raymond. Hopeless and in a mad rage he keeps threatening to kill them both...

3x01 A Time for Secrets

  • Season Premiere

    2010-11-27T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

September 28, 1941. Following the invasion of the USSR by the Germans, French communists join the resistance. In Villeneuve, an operation involving Marcel and Suzanne goes badly wrong. Suzanne is arrested. Raymond learns that the new Kreiskommandant wants to put an end to their agreement, which means bankruptcy for him...

3x02 Our Father

  • 2010-11-27T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

October 17, 1941. While Marcel agrees to take part in an assassination attempt on a German officer, Daniel tells him that their father is dying. A father with whom he had severed all contact several years ago...

3x03 The Hideout

  • 2010-12-04T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

October 19, 1941. Lucienne, whose affair with Kurt has been discovered by the schoolmaster Bériot, finds herself pregnant and considers an abortion. An assassination attempt against a German officer is being planned

3x04 If I Were Free

  • 2010-12-04T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

October 20, 1941. Suzanne and Marcel are arrested in a roundup and interrogated by the Germans. Hortense begins an affair with Heinrich...

3x05 The Choice of Arms

  • 2010-12-11T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

October 23, 1941. Daniel is worried about supply problems and decides to investigate. The affairs between Hortense and Heinrich and between Lucienne and Kurt are finally made public.

3x06 Blue Java

  • 2010-12-11T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

October 25, 1941. German Secret Service agents are hot on the heels of Marcel, who has been betrayed by a member of the network and identified as a terrorist..

3x07 A Fifty-Fifty Chance

  • 2010-12-18T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

October 26, 1941. Marcel, who is already considered as a terrorist by the Germans, is now involved in an assassination attempt against two officers. Lucienne agrees to marry the schoolmaster Bériot...

3x08 Tough Choices

  • 2010-12-18T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

October 27, 1941. In revenge for the death of one of their own, the Germans demand the execution of 20 hostages. Although Daniel seeks to prevent this, Jean's return as head of the local police further tightens the noose around the Communists.

3x09 What is Your Name?

  • 2010-12-25T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

October 28, 1941. Yvon, who has been arrested by Heinrich, refuses to betray his comrades. Meanwhile, Gustave, believing that his father is in Switzerland, decides to join him there

3x10 For Love

  • 2010-12-25T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

The next day, Marcel decides to take the risk of going to see his son who is sick and being treated at Daniel's home. Hortense learns that Heinrich will be transferred to the Russian front if he doesn't arrest the perpetrators of the assassination..

3x11 The Traitor

  • 2011-01-01T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

October 31, 1941. Daniel is arrested by Heinrich. Hortense attempts to persuade her lover to free him. Marcel learns that Suzanne is believed to be the traitor within the network

3x12 Scores to Settle

  • 2011-01-01T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

While Marcel is double-dealing with the party, Hortense tries to win back Daniel's heart. ..

4x01 The Train

  • Season Premiere

    2012-03-26T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

A train carrying rounded-up Jews is forced to stop in Villeneuve.

4x02 A Day Without Bread

  • 2012-03-26T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

The captive Jews are settled in at the school, but it becomes obvious that food and water supplies are critically low.

4x03 A Thousand and One Nights

  • 2012-04-02T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Bériot and Crémieux have escaped, but Crémieux, weakened by an injury, takes refuge at Marie's house. At the school, the situation is alarming: the Germans have asked Servier to separate the families, a decision which provokes agitation and consternation amongst the villagers...

4x04 An Escape

  • 2012-04-02T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Shocked by the decision of the Germans to separate the families, Daniel, the Mayor of Villeneuve, resigns. Jean has fallen for Rita, a Jewish girl arrested by the authorities. He tries all he can to get her freed...

4x05 The Mission

  • 2012-04-09T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

July 24 , 1942. Mary, helped by Lucienne, develops a plan to get young Elena to the school camp, while Bériot is arrested and questioned by police . Meanwhile, Jean organizes the departure of Rita and her mother to Switzerland...

4x06 Release

  • 2012-04-09T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

July 24 , 1942. While the school lives since high voltage escapes more inmates , Daniel tries to free Sarah , in vain.

4x07 The Visitor

  • 2012-04-16T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Daniel picks up a Free French soldier parachuted into Villeneuve. The man is injured and Daniel tries to care for him without alerting the authorities or the Germans. A stranger appears at the school. He tells Bériot that he wants to contact Dominique, the head of the local Gaullist network...

4x08 The Tables are Turned

  • 2012-04-16T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Vincent, the soldier dropped in from London, has the task of passing on important information. He is helped by Marie, alias Dominique. But their job is made complicated with the return of Heinrich...

4x09 Stolen Kisses

  • 2012-04-23T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Marie gets close to Vincent, which puts their action in danger. Jean Marchetti orders his men to tail Raoul, the son of Marie. Through this subterfuge, he hopes to dupe the mother and trap her...

4x10 News of Anna

  • 2012-04-23T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Crémieux is arrested and questioned by the police. Meanwhile, Marcel, the leader of Villeneuve's communist resistance, contacts Bériot and suggests that their two movements join forces...

4x11 The Mousetrap

  • 2012-04-30T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Marie’s farm is under surveillance after Crémieux made a deal with Marchetti to have his family released.

4x12 The Border

  • 2012-04-30T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

As Marie and the Gaullist resistance fighters try to escape from the trap set by the police, Jean has only one thing on his mind: to save the woman he loves...

5x01 Forced Labour

  • Season Premiere

    2013-09-30T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Raymond helps his brother-in-law Antoine to escape. In hiding, Antoine meets Claude, a drama college student who's also on the run. Chassagne, Villeneuve's new mayor and an unashamed collaborator, is wounded in an attack. Suzanne's husband, whom she hasn't seen for 3 years, escapes from the prisoner-of-war camp...

5x02 Alliances

  • 2013-09-30T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Antoine and Claude meet other young people hiding in the forest. But how will they survive the cold in the mountains without any food? The Communists, led by Suzanne and Marcel, ambush a German truck, but the operation goes wrong. Marguerite, the new singing teacher, lies about her husband..

5x03 The Birth of a Chief

  • 2013-10-07T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Claude, Antoine and their comrades discuss joining the Resistance. Despite the danger, Daniel, now in Moissey with Sarah, Gustave and Tequiero, decides to shelter Ezechiel, wounded in the shoulder from firing on Chassagne. Humiliated by Heinrich, Chassagne swears revenge..

5x04 Rehearsal

  • 2013-10-07T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Life in hiding is increasingly difficult. Antoine tries to rally the troops, but morale is low. Unsettled by Heinrich's pain, Hortense takes a big risk to find him morphine. Marguerite asks Beriot to help her join the Resistance..

5x05 The Arrest

  • 2013-10-14T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Marcel is stopped during a routine control. In Moissey, the Milice arrest Sarah and Ezechiel. Gustave and Tequiero manage to hide in a cupboard and Daniel was out. During an interrogation, Josephine throws herself out of the window to protect her brother Antoine..

5x06 The Move

  • 2013-10-14T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Raymond is depressed after Josephine's death, and Antoine can't accept the idea of losing his sister. Daniel, still in hiding, makes plans to escape...

5x07 Delivery

  • 2013-10-21T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Plans are being made to help Marcel, Raoul and Anselme to escape. When he discovers Hortense has been lying, Heinrich throws her out. She takes refuge with Daniel in their old house, where she finds Gustave and Tequiero, starving and abandoned. Jean loses his job as chief of police....

5x08 Three Shots

  • 2013-10-21T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Antoine and Raymond manage to free the prisoners. They all go into hiding except Marcel who didn't manage to escape. Marguerite falls out with Lucienne when she discovers Lucienne's secret. Daniel gets permission to leave the hideout to try and free his brother...

5x09 Birth Certificate

  • 2013-10-28T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Arrested and tortured by the Milice, Daniel is then imprisoned with Marcel. Antoine and Marie rehearse the play they'll perform on November 11th, but when Antoine finds out about Marie's affair with Raymond, he decides to change the plans and organise a Resistance march in Villeneuve..

5x10 Alsace and Lorraine

  • 2013-10-28T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

11th November 1943. The Resistance fighters wait for the signal to march. Chassagne senses that something is going on and tries to warn the police and the Germans. When the Resistance fighters eventually manage to surround Villeneuve, a feeling of liberation infects the whole town..

5x11 The Day After

  • 2013-11-04T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

There is great excitement in the hideout after the march, but reprisals are swift to follow in Villeneuve, and there are numerous arrests. Heinrich takes the opportunity to take revenge on Chassagne who is arrested. Beriot, back from Lyon, learns all about it from Marguerite and Lucienne...

5x12 Making Sense of the World

  • 2013-11-04T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Interrogated by Marchetti, Marguerite reveals the hideout to protect Lucienne. Antoine and his men have to flee. Marchetti wants to act swiftly, but the sub- prefect prefers to let the Germans deal with it...

6x01 Paris Liberated

  • Season Premiere

    2014-11-18T19:35:00Z — 55 mins

August 1944, Villeneuve lived its last hours under the Occupation. While the resistance fighters, led by Marie, continue the fight and lend a hand to the Americans, the militiamen, who have taken control of the city, continue their abuses. Suzanne and Antoine, whom the tests of last year brought together, one day attend one of their downhill; the scene is unsustainable. They then decide to kill Janvier, the militia leader ...

6x07 Episode 7

  • 2015-11-07T19:35:00Z — 55 mins

September 1944: the Germans left Villeneuve but a group of militiamen still holds hostages in the school. While the Headmaster Jules Bériot, arrives to try to secure the surrender of the militiamen, resisters are divided on what will happen to them. Between desire for justice and revenge, the Liberation looks tense.

6x08 Episode 8

  • 2015-11-07T19:35:00Z — 55 mins

September 1944: After the surrender of the militiamen and the impossibility of transporting them to their trial to Besancon, Bériot decides to start a court martial in Villeneuve school. He asks Antoine and Suzanne accompany Anselme as judges, while Edmond is appointed Daniel Larcher prosecutor and defense lawyer. As the trial agrees on what will happen to each militiaman Bériot receives the order from his superior to fake trial.

6x09 Episode 9

  • 2015-11-14T19:35:00Z — 55 mins

September 1944: At the time of the great ball of the Liberation, Vileneuve sings, dances, relaxes. Between love and hate, Suzanne, Antoine Raymond, Rita or Bériot are guided by their instincts, while militiamen await their likely execution.

6x10 Episode 10

  • 2015-11-14T19:35:00Z — 55 mins

September 1944: Ten militiamen were executed after a rigged trial, Bériot offers Antoine, who began an affair with the sister of a militia, becoming chief of police. Meanwhile, Anselm and Raoul removed Jeannine whom they intend to pay for his collaboration. Jean Marchetti, meanwhile, is desperate and takes refuge with Rita to whom he proposes to flee together.

6x11 Episode 11

  • 2015-11-21T19:35:00Z — 55 mins

September 1944: While Jean hides with Rita, everyday problems worsen: supply, health, hosting is the shortage. Edmond and the CDL, which were supposed to handle these problems are disowned by Bériot appoints Daniel civil administrator. But the rehabilitation of Daniel will be short ...

6x12 Episode 12

  • 2015-11-21T19:35:00Z — 55 mins

September 1944: Daniel and Hortense alone and reviled by the crowd, prepare to leave the city. Antoine stopped Marchetti: Bériot asked to transfer him secretly in Dijon but the news spread like wildfire. Soon, Antoine, Suzanne, Marchetti, Hortense and Daniel will face their destiny ...

7x01 Behind the wall

  • Season Premiere

    2016-10-24T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Autumn 1945. The trial of Daniel Larcher and the sub-prefect Servier begins. The municipal elections have been invalidated and Bériot must relinquish his position as mayor. Antoine finds Geneviève and the promise of a future together.

7x02 The notebook

  • 2016-10-24T22:00:00Z — 55 mins

Jeannine faces the Villeneuve 'purge committee' which includes Raymond. Suzanne and Loriot try to bring Gustave back on track by teaching him the values of his father, Marcel. At the trial, Heinrich Müller's testimony is keenly awaited.

7x03 Rue Marcel Larcher

  • 2016-10-31T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Winter 1945. Bériot, thwarted by his own party, is constantly making Lucienne pay for her lack of love. Léonor falls for Gustave, unaware of the danger he represents. Galvanised by the future elections, the communists make a hero of Marcel.

7x04 The four resistance fighters

  • 2016-10-31T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

With Jeannine's support, Raymond agrees to be the Gaullist candidate in the municipal elections. He has to convince Antoine to organise a ceremony in tribute to the four resistance fighters who sacrificed themselves to save all the others.

7x05 The duty of remembrance

  • 2016-11-07T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Jean Marchetti is awaiting execution. He nevertheless agrees to testify in favour of Daniel Larcher if the latter helps him to find Rita and their son David. Meanwhile, Loriot does everything possible to protect Gustave and Léonor, even if it endangers his career.

7x06 At the end of the tunnel

  • 2016-11-07T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

It is a time of commemorations, for both the communists and the Gaullists. Even though he isn't convinced, Raymond officialises his candidacy for mayor. While Gustave realises that he needs to make a political commitment, at the trial the verdict is about to fall.

7x07 Prisoners of war

  • 2017-11-15T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Daniel and Hortense argue as they await Tequiero's visit. Thirty years on, the latter, now a young surgeon, accuses Daniel of being responsible for the deportation of the Jews at the school in 1942. In 1945, at the saw mill, a particularly gory work accident sets things off.

7x08 The strike

  • 2017-11-15T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

In 1945, Anselme and Suzanne lead the strike at the saw mill. Lucienne confronts Bériot about a German soldier that he allegedly killed during the war. 1975. Daniel and Hortense return to Villeneuve for the first time.

7x09 A little touch of rouge

  • 2017-11-22T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

1945. The strike at the saw mill moves up a gear and the ambience worsens. Hortense has another fit of delirium. Daniel sends her to a fellow psychiatrist who diagnoses that she should be committed. 1953. Raymond is still imprisoned for the murder of Caberni in 1942.

7x10 28-10-0-1

  • 2017-11-22T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

While in 1945 Hortense is committed in horrible conditions, in 1975 a portrait of Heinrich compromises his exhibition in Villeneuve. 1945. Gustave is wanted for murder. Thirty years later, while having a drink together, he discusses the past and present with Daniel and Tequiero.

7x11 Exhibition launch

  • 2017-11-29T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

1945. After complicated talks, Raymond manages to negotiate the end of the strike at the saw mill and immediately gives a remarkable campaign speech, striking a blow to Edmond and the communists.1975. Jewish militants protest to prevent the launch of Hortense's exhibition.

7x12 The embarkation

  • 2017-11-29T23:00:00Z — 55 mins

Daniel discovers the awful living conditions in psychiatric hospitals. He rescues Hortense, who is mentally and emotionally exhausted, and re-establishes an indefectible link with her. In 2003, Lucienne and Bériot say goodbye for the last time.

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