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FRENCH GAME, from Hip Hop to Pop, a history of French Rap music

A series directed by Jean-François Tatin, written by Jean-François Tatin, Azzedine Fall and Guillaume Fédou

Synopsis

A chronological, themed history of French Rap music, told through a 11-track playlist, emblematic titles from 1990 to this day.
Each episode ends with an original cover by a French emerging artist or rapper.
After FRENCH TOUCH about the history of French electronic music, FRENCH GAME is completing the collection.
Original soundtrack by Lewis OfMan.

Broadcast

Since April 8th, 2019 on arte.tv/frenchgame

Partners

Arte, Sacem, CNC, Institut Français

Technical film summary

Directed by : Jean-François Tatin

Written by : Jean-François Tatin
, Azzedine Fall, Guillaume Fédou
Editing : Lola Margrain
Original soundtrack : Lewis OfMan
Music supervision : Creaminal
Voice : Sophie Marchand
Production : SILEX FILMS / 
Priscilla Bertin – Judith Nora

Co-production : ARTE France
Length : Series 11×7'

THE EPISODES :

EP 1 : PUBLIC ENEMY
"Le monde de demain" (1990) // NTM
Cover by ION

EP 2 : RADIO STAR
"Bouge de là" with Cymande's sample "The Message"(1990) // Mc Solaar
Cover by Emile

EP 3 : THE GREAT YEAR
"Les bidons veulent le guidon" (1995) // Time Bomb
Cover by Les Tontons Flingueurs

EP 4 : TOP OF THE POPS
"Viens voir le docteur" (1996) // Doc Gyneco
Cover by Clara Cappagli (Agar Agar)

EP 5 : MARSEILLES PLANET
"Demain c'est loin" (1997) // IAM
Cover by N.I.C (Numbers)

EP 6 : PEACEFUL FIGHTING
"Peur noire" (1998) // Oxmo Puccino
Cover by Jazzy Bazz

EP 7 : ELECTRO RAP
"Dans le club" (2004) // TTC
Cover by Zuukou & Loveni

EP 8 : AMERICAN DREAM
"Boulbi" (2006) // Booba
Cover by Sama' سماء

EP 9 : GIRLS GAME
"Pas à vendre" (2006) // Casey
Cover by Le Juiice

EP 10 : THE PROVINCES
"Bloqués" (2013) // Casseurs Flowters
Cover by Nelick

EP 11 : SOUND CLOUD
"Autotune" (2016)// Damso
Cover by The Pirouettes

Casting

Interviews :

DOC GYNECO
OXMO PUCCINO
IAM
GRINGE
LES X-MEN
TEKI LATEX
LADY LAISTEE
KOHNDO

Festival selections

Francofolies de La Rochelle, July 2019
UNERHÖRT Music Film Festival Hambourg (Germany), November 2019
Soundwatch Berlin Music Film Festival (Germany), November 2019
Luchon International Film Festival, February 2020

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