“The 355” is about a group of agents, news from the “Kingsman” franchise – these are the films that will open the new year in cinemas.

The trailer for “The 355” .

That's what it is about

  • The cinema year 2022 begins – with this overview you will know what will hit the cinemas first.

  • Jessica Chastain has initiated an agent thriller that manages without worn-out clichés.

  • A documentary film from French-speaking Switzerland revolves around the question of what makes us healthy.

  • There is also news from the «Kingsman» series.

  • In a Japanese drama, taxi rides turn into profound conversations.

«The 355»

Agents who are not marginalized as supporting roles? Check. Women who have impressive fighting skills, rough edges and are the heart of the story? Check. As a producer, Jessica Chastain sees “The 355” as the answer to male-dominated agent films.

CIA agent Mace (Jessica Chastain) brings together the best agents on the planet: Graciela (Penélope Cruz), Marie (Diane Kruger) and Khadijah (Lupita Nyong'o) join forces to form the new unit 355 to prevent an impending world war .

«Women are badass»

To do this, they must stop a group of villains from getting hold of a stolen weapon that could destroy the world. The mysterious Lin Mi Sheng (Fan Bingbing) seems to be on their heels.

The impulse for the film came from Jessica Chastain, she brought the director Simon Kinberg on board: «My goals and dreams for ‹The 355› are that we simply accept the fact that women are great and tough and badass, ”she says of“ Deadline ”.

Children on the set

The fact that this goal was also taken seriously behind the scenes led to a better work-life balance during the filming.

«We were allowed to bring our children to the set. That was great and you could tell that the producer has children, “says Diane Kruger at” Women’s Health “.

” Les Guérisseurs “

«What makes us healthy? The answer can often be found in things that cannot be measured », says Marie-Eve Hildebrand in a press statement about the central question she explores in her documentary film.

“Sometimes it is the connection between the healer and the sick that heals,” says the director. In “Les guérisseurs” she portrays her father, Dr. Hildebrand.

Who will take over the practice?

The family doctor is about to retire and is looking for a young doctor to take over the practice. However, this turns out to be more difficult than expected.

There are only a few candidates and the differences between the generations can be seen in medical practices as well as in different approaches to how technology is used. “Les guérisseurs” deals with the people behind the job and dares to take a look at what the medicine of tomorrow might look like.

The trailer for “Les Guérisseurs”.

“The King’s Man”

Yes, the new part of the “Kingsman” series is also about the gentleman spy club. But this time neither Colin Firth nor Taron Egerton are there – the film does not follow on from “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”, but tells the story behind it.

Here we travel to the time just before the First World War and director Matthew Vaughn shows how the Duke of Oxford (Ralph Fiennes) founded the organization.

The trailer for «The King's Man».

“Drive My Car”

The actor and director Yoshi Nishijmaidet (Hoshi Nishijmaidet) ) mourns his wife, who died two years ago. When he gets a job offer at a theater festival in Hiroshima, he makes up his mind to accept.

Chauffeur Misaki (Toko Miura) becomes his companion and during the trips together, conversations arise, through which Yusuke can come to terms with his past. AFA

The trailer for “Drive My Car”.

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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