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Capa Presse

Following the success of the first one aired on February 2018 on France 2 (3,3 million viewers – 14% market share), the French broadcaster has ordered two new episodes of the historical show. After his journey into the history of the restaurant, the anchor Stéphane Bern and his guests will therefore make the viewers discover new amazing stories.

Synopsis: History is not just about kings, empires and battlefields. Everyday life is also filled with it: schools, transportation, restaurants, museums, courts, homes, clothing, workplaces, medicine, trade… We are surrounded from our very first day by institutions, places, objects and services and we have become so accustomed to them that we have forgotten they have their own history. Each of them was born centuries ago and evolved throughout the ages… THE AMAZING STORY is an entertaining experience and a new way to learn. Our anchor and his guests travel back through History. They experiment, decipher and recount the invention’s history throughout time and they role-play in historical reconstructions. Our time-travellers are also wearing the clothes and customs of our ancestors. They live their daily life. How will they face the journey back in time?

To know more about the program: THE AMAZING STORY


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Capa Presse

Directed by the international correspondent Kamal Redouani, specialist of Arab revolutions, ISISLEAKS is a unique dive into the heart of the system and obscurantist ideology set up by the Islamic State Organization in Libya from June 2014 onwards.

Synopsis: In 2016, ISIS lost control of Sirte, a Libyan city which had been occupied for two years. In the ruins of an emir’s house, an anti-ISIS fighter has found a laptop and a cell phone with confidential ISIS files : a goldmine of documents, files and videos. This ground-breaking documentary allows viewers to peer into the mind of the monster, thanks to these extraordinary sources. By hacking into ISIS mind, we uncover the political and terrorist strategy of the terrorist organization.

To know more about the program: ISISLEAKS: INSIDE THE MONSTER’S MINDS


Capa Drama

OSMOSIS, inpired by a web-series produced by Telfrance, is the second French Netflix Original series, after Marseille.

Synopsis: In Paris of the near future, a dating app matches singles with their soul mates by mining their brain data. But decoding true love comes at a price.


Pupkin, which recently joined Newen Group, is also developping a 8*30′ series for Netflix: Written by Winchester Mcfly, MORES will be the first Dutch original in the SVOD platform.

Synopsis: Some rules are not meant to be broken. In the liberal city of Amsterdam, these Dutch students have it all: youth, wealth, sex, power… and the portal to a demonic world from the Dutch Golden Age they opened by accident.

Premiering from March 31st at 8:50pm on Planète, new doc series “HUMAN 3.0”!

Human 3.0: welcome to the future of humanity!

This documentary series (3×52’) tells the story of how the Homo Sapiens, who transformed the world at his finger tips, now is using the technology & scientific means at his disposal to work on his own transformation. These tools will help him escape his status of ordinary human. Tomorrow, losing a limb, becoming paralysed, being sick or even simply aging will no longer be a fatality.

 Through its 3 episodes, the series tells the story of this scientific adventure without precedent in the history of humanity. From the clinics of Hollywood to the Lausanne Polytechnical School, from Harvard to Lyon’s Ecole Normale Supérieure, from Berkeley university to Vienna’s central hospital, dozen of researchers & scientists across the globe are working on the birth of the Human of tomorrow. We’ve filmed them in their labs, witnessed their experiments and confronted their findings to the analysis of philosophers, anthropologists and sociologists.  

Such a revolution seems bound to create a change of society and an anthropologic break as told by:

the fixed Human (broadcast on March 31st at 8:50pm) or the story of how humans could soon fix themselves piece by piece, much like a machine, going on to amplify their performances, acquire new powers and transform themselves into cyborgs.

 the connected Human (broadcast on April 7th at 8:50pm) or a future where network connection will be generalized and made permanent between humans, leading to a world where artificial intelligence will cement itself into our daily life, even going so far as to take it over entierely.

the immortal Human? (broadcast on April 14th at 8:50pm) or the final step of a scientific adventure that leaves us breathless: scientists working on pushing back the ultimate frontier, that of death, thus giving hope to those that pretend they can live eternally.

Découvrez la collection “HUMAIN 3.0” dès le 31/03 à 20h50 sur Planète !

Humain 3.0 : bienvenue dans l’avenir de l’humanité.

Cette série documentaire (3 films de 52’) raconte comment l’Homo Sapiens, qui a transformé le monde à sa main, déploie désormais les moyens technologiques et scientifiques pour se façonner lui-même. Des outils qui vont lui permettrent de s’affranchir de sa condition d’humain ordinaire. Demain, perdre un membre, devenir paralysé, être malade ou tout simplement vieillir ne seront plus une fatalité.

Cette série inédite raconte une aventure scientifique sans précédent dans l’histoire de l’humanité. Une révolution qui va accoucher d’un changement de société et d’une rupture anthropologique.

Cette odyssée scientifique est déclinée en trois volets :

l’Homme réparé (diffusion le 31/03 à 20h50)

l’Homme connecté (diffusion le 07/04 à 20h50)

l’Homme immortel ? (diffusion le 14/04 à 20h50)

Des cliniques d’Hollywood à l’Ecole polytechnique de Lausanne, de Harvard à l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, de l’université de Berkeley à l’hôpital central de Vienne, des dizaines de chercheurs à travers le monde travaillent à la naissance de l’Homme de demain.

Nous les avons filmés dans leurs laboratoires, assisté à leurs expériences et confronté leurs découvertes à l’analyse de philosophes, d’anthropologues et de sociologues.

Le 1er volet – l’Homme réparé – raconte comment l’humain pourra bientôt se réparer pièce par pièce, telle une machine. Jusqu’à augmenter ses performances, acquérir de nouveaux pouvoirs et se transformer en cyborg.

Le 2ème volet – l’Homme connecté – dessine un avenir où la connection en réseau sera généralisée et permanente entre les hommes. Un monde où l’intelligence artificielle s’installera dans notre quotidien, jusqu’à peut-être le piloter entièrement.

Enfin, dans le 3ème film – l’Homme immortel? – nous explorerons une aventure scientifique qui donne le vertige:  les scientifiques travaillent à repousser l’ultime frontière, celle de la mort. Jusqu’à donner espoir à ceux qui prétendent vivre éternellement.


A new episode of OUT OF CONTROL on RMC Découverte


Following the broadcast of the first episode on Tchernobyl last April, Studio Capa is back this Tuesday Sept.6th at 8:50pm on free DTT channel RMC Découverte with a new 52′ episode of documentary series OUT OF CONTROL on the WORLD TRADE CENTER terror attacks.


On September 11th 2001, 2 commercial flights crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center … everyone remembers those terrible images but few know what happened that day within those buildings and their structure, both from a technical & scientific standpoint.

How could these giant towers crumble this way? Trying to find the answers is what this episode attempts to do by interviewing the most qualified of men: scientists that have studied 9/11, ingenieurs & architects that worked on building those towers but also those who lived through that day within the towers themselves. With their help, through archive footage and 3D animations, this documentary offers a unqiue analysis to try and better understand the most significative terror attack of history…

OUT OF CONTROL is a documentary collection, created and produced by CAPA, that attempts to explain from a technical and scientific standpoint the great catastrophies of our modern times. Upcomiong episodes currently in production will attempt to explain:


Such a unique analysis seems to have found interest with foreign broadcasters as distributor Newen Distribution in charges of sales for this series has sold both episodes to over 70 countries already.

Viewers tune in to TF1 in numbers for AFTER I’M GONE


This past Monday MArch 7th in prime time on main private broadcaster TF1, CAPA DRAMA premiered its newest production, the TV movie AFTER I’M GONE (90′) starring popular French actress Alexandra Lamy. The story of this extraordinary struggle by a dying mother to keep her kids together moved viewers to tears and was followed by nearly 7 million people (a 27.6% market share).

Written by Claire Lemaréchal, this drama is the adaptation of “Le courage d’une mère” (©Oh ! Editions), the book written by Marie-Laure Picat & Anne Berthod. The country was moved at the time by the story of this mother dying of cancer who lead a uphill battle against French administration to keep her children together in familiar surroundings following her death.


© François Lefebvre / Capa Drama / Azad Films / TF1

Success for new Capa Drama TV movie on France 2


This Wednesday January 20th, CAPA DRAMA premiered successfully in prime time its newest TV movie, THE BASTILLE KILLER, A WOMAN’S FIGHT (90′) to over 6 million viewers on main public broadcaster France 2.

This adaptation of an eponymous autobiography by Martine Monteil, the first women to head all of France’s police services, tells of the hunt for one of France’s most renowned killers, a dangerous sociopath by the name of Guy Georges. But hunting down such a criminal took professionnal and personal strength, trying to overcome work rivalries that threatened the investigation & sexist behaviors from her colleagues that didn’t always appreciate her drive for the truth.

Warm reception for “Versailles” on Canal+


Historical drama VERSAILLES premiered this Monday November 16th in prime time on commercial subscription-broadcaster Canal+. The first 2 episodes of season 1 (10×52′) were watched by 1 million viewers and 19.2% of the channel’s subscribers.The series follows the rise to power of young king Louis XIV and his transformation into the Sun King, the king of kings and France’s most famous reign. Produced by Capa Drama, the series is lauded as being the most expensive in the history of French TV.


Set against a backdrop of power, love, betrayal and war, Versailles promises a unique take on a defining period of French history. The year is 1667 and King Louis XIV is a 28-year-old monarch on the cusp of greatness. A ruthless leader, he will stop at nothing to achieve his vision of creating the most beautiful palace in Europe and seizing absolute control of France and his enemies.

More exclusive content and information on the series can be found on the Canal+ website, Facebook et Twitter

Success for Capa’s “Terror Studios” at 2015 Sunny Side of the Doc


At this years’s Sunny Side of the Doc, the documentary “Terror Studios, Inside the ISIS propaganda machine” developed by Capa Presse & Canal Plus was voted Best Pitch in the “Global Issues” category.

This documentary was part of the projects selected for the public pitching sessions in front of international producers and broadcasters. It investigates the ISIS propaganda machine that recycles pop culture codes to terrorize the masses and recruit new candidates for Djihad.

Canal Plus lauded this ambitious project as one of the key elements of its international reaching positioning as heralded by Diego Buñuel, the new head of documentaries for the broadcaster.

As well as signs of interest shown by important broadcasters to Newen Distribution, in charge of international sales, discussions are currently underway for a coproduction with Jigsaw, American director & producer Alex Gibney’s company, recently recognized by a Best Documentary Oscar (2007) and 2 Emmy Awards (2007 & 2013).