No “Mado” tonight on France 5 but “In the heat of the night” with Sidney Poitier – Bulles de Culture

On television this evening on France 5 and in streaming: no film Mado by Claude Sautet on Monday January 17, but the feature film In the heat of the Night by Norman Jewison with Sidney Poitier.

New TV tribute to Sidney Poitier, passed away on Thursday January 6, 2021 at the age of 94. After the Franco-German channel ARTEit is indeed the turn of France 5 to modify its programming Monday, January 17 to honor the late actor and director.

In addition to being the first African-American to win an Oscar thanks to his performance in the feature film Field Lily (1963) by Ralph Nelsonnumerous awards have hailed his talent:

  • 2 prizes at the Berlinale (Silver Bear for Best Actor for Chain in 1958 and Field Lily in 1963);
  • 2 BAFTA Awards (Best Foreign Actor for Chain in 1959 and BAFTA Fellowship, the most prestigious award of this Academy, in 2016);
  • 3 Golden Globes (Best Actor in a Drama for Field Lily in 1964, Henrietta Award for Favorite Male Star in the World in 1969 and Cecil B. DeMille Award for Outstanding Contribution to the World of Entertainment in 1982);
  • 1 Honorary Oscar in 2002.

In the heat of the Night : Sidney Poitier on the program on France 5

France 5 therefore propose at 21h American feature film In the heat of the Night (1967) by Norman Jewison with Sidney PoitierRod Steiger and Warren Oates.

Norman Jewison’s film was awarded several prizes including:

  • 5 Oscars in 1967 (Best film, Best actor for Rod SteigerBest Adapted Screenplay for Stirling SilliphantBest Editing for Hal Ashby and Best Sound for the Samuel Goldwyn Sound Department);
  • 3 Golden Globes in 1968 (Best Dramatic Film, Best Screenplay for Stirling Silliphant and Best Actor in a Dramatic Film for Rod Steiger);
  • 1 BAFTA Award in 1968 (Best Foreign Actor for Rod Steiger).

Synopsis of the movie In the heat of the Night :

In the cotton fields of Mississippi, in a sordid little town, Sparta, a crime has just been committed: an industrialist about to set up a factory is found dead in the street, murdered. An unknown traveler sitting in the hall of the station is arrested by the sheriff’s deputy, he is immediately accused of the murder: he is black and has a lot of money on him. After verifying his identity, it turns out that this man from Philadelphia is Virgil Tibbs, a police officer from this city…

Script : Stirling Silliphant
Achievement :
Norman Jewison
Distribution : sydney PoitierRod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Larry Gates, James Patterson, Beah Richards
Music : quincy jones

It should be noted that following this change in programming, the rebroadcast initially planned for the feature film Mado (1976) by Claude Sautetwith Michael Piccoli, Jacques DutroncOttavia Piccolo, Romy SchneiderCharles Denner and Michael Aumontis postponed to a later date .

As for the other programs of the evening, the schedules are modified as follows:

  • 10:50 p.m.: C tonight
  • 11:55 p.m.: The little bookstore
  • 00:00: C in the air
  • 01:10: It’s up to you
  • 02:05: It’s up to you
  • 03:00: The Night France 5

Learn more:

  • In the heat of the Night is broadcast on France 5 and streaming on France.tv Monday, January 17, 2022 at 9 p.m.
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No “Mado” tonight on France 5 but “In the heat of the night” with Sidney Poitier – Bulles de Culture