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Series, films, documentaries: in streaming, our essentials of the month of October


From Marie-Antoinette to Batman, a selection of films and series that fill the catalogs of streaming platforms in October.

With the arrival of autumn, the days get shorter and the evenings (under the plaid) get longer.

This is the time when horror films and other thrillers fall just in time for Halloween, but also documentaries, or even cartoons, new or classic.

Everything from a selective horizon, from Netflix to OCS via Canal+, Lionsgate, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+ and Disney+.



(end of October)

From Jean Renoir to Sofia Coppola, the cinema has been passionate about this complex historical character, with an extraordinary destiny.

It's the turn of the screenwriter of the highly acclaimed

The Favorite

(2018), Deborah Davis, to bring the icon to life.

In this first season, which will be released in October (the precise date has not been revealed), the series follows the first ten years of the life of the Austrian Archduchess, played by the German-Russian actress Emilia Schüle.

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, soon on Canal + Canal+ press service

The Batman

(October 14)

The masked vigilante returned this year in the guise of Robert Pattinson.

As a killer goes after Gotham City's elite, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and restore some semblance of justice amid the many abuses of power and corruption crimes that have plagued the city for a long time. .

A darker new episode, directed by Matt Reeves, with Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman.

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The Batman

The staircase

(October 13)

The Staircase

is a "creative documentary", first released on HBO in 2004, retracing the case of Michael Peterson, a mystery writer and public figure accused of killing his wife, Kathleen, in 2001. Crime or accident ?

Doubt hovers for years, as the investigation reveals ever more mysterious elements.

Oscar-winning director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, in this addictive and captivating series, recounts the long 16-year legal battle that followed the discovery of the lifeless body at the foot of the stairs of their house... This year, it's a "fictionalized" version of the case revisited by Colin Firth and Toni Collette, in the role of the alleged murderer and his wife.

In body

(October 18)

With 1.37 million admissions, Cédric Klapisch's latest film was the 4th French success of 2022. The film tells the story of Élise, 26, a classical dancer who suffered an injury which risks depriving her of his job.

From then on, her life will be turned upside down, and she must learn to repair herself.

What she will do with a contemporary dance company that she will meet on her way.

With Marion Barbeau, dancer at the Paris Opera and true revelation of the film.


(October 3)

Florence Foresti goes behind the camera for the first time.



, the series she has been preparing since 2016, the comedian embodies her own role and addresses multiple aspects of her life: public figure, single mother in joint custody, artist in search of inspiration, chronic anguish, who has also experienced major episodes of depression.

Funny and touching, just like him.

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In video, the trailer for


, an autofiction series by Florence Foresti

West Side Story

(October 4)

In this new version of the 1967 musical, Steven Spielberg modernizes the legendary story of a budding love between two teenagers, against the backdrop of brawls between rival gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in 1957 New York. soundtrack reinterpreted for the occasion, but decidedly immortal.



(October 14)

Based on a worldwide best-seller,


follows the adventures of a prison escapee named Lin Ford (Charlie Hunnam) who seeks to disappear in the swarming and chaotic Bombay of the 1980s. Alone in an unfamiliar city, Lin struggles to escape problems that continue to haunt him.

After falling in love with an enigmatic and intriguing woman named Karla, he will have to choose between freedom or love.

And the complications that come with it.


Room 212

, 2019 (October 26)

After a violent argument with her husband, Maria (played by Chiara Mastroianni, Best Actor in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes) moves into the hotel opposite their home.

Through the window, she watches the man she loved grieve over their relationship.

In Maria's room, characters from the past follow one another: starting with Richard (Benjamin Biolay) who has looked a few years younger (Vincent Lacoste).

But also Richard's piano teacher, Irène Haffner (Camille Cottin), who is also his first love.

A dreamlike and offbeat work, signed Christophe Honoré.

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(Left to right) Camille Cottin, Vincent Lacoste and Chiara Mastroianni in

Room 212


Trailer Screenshot / Memento Distribution

The Walking Dead

, the finale (October 2)

After gathering millions of spectators, this epic based on Robert Kirkman's comics is increasingly criticized, but it remains a cult series nonetheless.

Especially since the series of zombies (finally perhaps less dangerous than the living), which arrived on the screens in 2010, is bowing out this year.

We give the benefit of the doubt to the writers, who have decided to put Negan, one of their most troubled characters, back in the spotlight.

The Opera

, season 2 (since September 20)

This season is marked by the arrival of Diane Taillandier (Anne Alvaro), ex-teacher known to be a legend of classical dance.

Under her benevolent appearance, she sets up a revolutionary method, combining psychological manipulation and emotional blackmail.

Zoé (Ariane Labed), a 35-year-old star dancer with a dazzling career, and Flora (Suzy Bemba), 19, a young black dancer who has to prove herself, will be the first victims.

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Candy: Murder in Texas

(October 12)

Texas, 1980. Candy Montgomery (Jessica Biel) leads a dream life.

She has a loving husband, a good job, a daughter and a son, a nice house.

So why did she kill her friend, Betty Gore, with an axe?

Based on a true story.

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Jessica Biel as Candy Montgomery Screenshot/Disney+

Amazon Prime Video

Peripherals, Flynn's Worlds

(October 21)

After the success of the

Rings of Power

, the streaming platform intends to overshadow its competitors.

Peripherals, the worlds of Flynn

, science fiction series signed by the creators of


, is a thriller adapted from the novel


by William Gibson.

The series tells the story of Flynne Fisher (Chloë Moretz), a young girl who manipulates a strange device that sends her consciousness into an alternate future.

Flynne will feel like a fish in water.

But staying in a world that is not his own can be unwise.


(October 7)

On the French comedy side, we are waiting to discover


which features two young gamers from the island of Oléron (Artus and Théo Fernandez), Sunday hackers.

Two friends who will soon be pursued by two Albanian mobsters whom they have cheated.

Wacky, and quirky.

Catherine Called Birdy

(October 7)

Delightful and exuberant,

Lena Dunham's

Catherine Called Birdy (


) takes a sharp look at issues of budding sexuality.

The story: a teenager who grows up in medieval England, and tries to avoid the arranged marriages that her father has in store for her.

With Bella Ramsey, the young Lyanna Mormont from

Game Of Thrones.

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Catherine Called Birdy

Screenshot Trailer / Prime Video


The School of Good and Evil

(October 19)

A show for all ages,

The School for Good and Evil

is a fantastic film that follows the story of two best friends who are passionate about enchanted worlds.

One night, under a blood-red moon, an irresistible force takes them to the School of Good, for Agatha, and of Evil, for Sophie.

Another version of back to school.

The Cabinet of Curiosities

(October 25)

Guillermo Del Toro signs a new series composed of eight episodes, each of which centers on a frightening or magical object, scripted each time by a different filmmaker.

A mini-series of horror and horror with which the Mexican Oscar-winning director promises to scare us for Halloween.

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Netflix Cabinet of Curiosities

The Midnight Club

(October 7)

This horror series by Mike Flanagan (

The Haunting of Hill House and Bly Manor, Midnight Sermons

...) is one of the most anticipated of the month on Netflix.

This is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Christopher Pike, where sick teenagers meet at the hospice around midnight and tell each other ghost stories… Brrr.


, 2019 (October 9)

Algiers, 1990s. Nedjma, 18, a student living in the university city, dreams of becoming a stylist.

The political and social situation in the country continues to deteriorate.

Refusing this fatality, Nedjma decides to fight for her freedom by organizing a fashion show, thus defying all prohibitions.

Directed by Mounia Meddour, a brilliant film, a hymn to courage and freedom, which revealed Lyna Khoudri.


The BMF documentary: Blowing Money Fast

(October 23)

A documentary mini-series about the infamous Black Mafia Family, told by former members, insiders, associates and personalities close to this drug trafficking ring.

From Detroit's "corner boys" to the kings of drugs and hip-hop, eight episodes chart the meteoric rise and fall of BMF founders: Demetrius "Big Meech" and Terry "Southwest T" Flenory, two brothers who built one of the greatest cocaine empires in American history.

Sexy Dance

, Season 3 (October 13)

After five films and two first seasons of a series launched in 2016, Lionsgate continues to celebrate dance by preparing to release a third season.

Welcome to High Water, a high-level incubator for new artistic talent, where danger, corruption, suspicion, desire, grudge and ambition collide inside the halls of the academy and beyond.

Watch out for missteps.

Source: lefigaro

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