Films on Canal+ Film 1 & 2 / 02nd December

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Films on Canal+ Film 1 & 2 / 02nd December

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Thursday 02nd December

Canal Digital on Thor 2/3 at 1.0W

11278V SYM:24500 FEC 7/8

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Sport on Canal+ Sport Thursday 02 December

14:15 SportPremier League: Newcastle - Everton

16:15 SportPremier League: Liverpool - Arsenal

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Canal+ Film1

Spun (2002)

11:30 Spun 15 y/o / Comedy / 2002 / Jason Schwartzman, Mickey Rourke and Brittany Murphy. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund.

An out-of-control speed freak (Schwartzman) is introduced his drug of choice's creator (Rourke) by his dealer (Leguizamo). A massive three-day adventure ensues (with Fugit, Murphy, and Suvari in tow).

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Love the Hard Way (2001)

13:10 Love the Hard Way 15 y/o / Drama / 2001 / Adrien Brody, Charlotte Ayanna and Jon Seda. Directed by Peter Sehr.

The story of a petty thief who meets an innocent young woman and brings her into his world of crime while she teaches him the lessons of enjoying life and being loved.

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Ripley's Game (2002)

16:30 Ripley's Game 15 y/o / Thriller / 2002 / mixed language / Ray Winstone, John Malkovich and Uwe Mansshardt. Directed by Liliana Cavani.

Ripley is older now, and more urbane. His taste for the finer things of life, his ruthlessness, and his ability to con have made him a rich man. An associate, Reeves, seeks Ripley's help in dealing with problems in Berlin. Reeves is being squeezed by the Russian mafia on one side and the Ukranian mafia on the other. A murder needs to be done. An outsider is needed. Ripley believes that it would be more elegant to have the murder committed by a complete innocent. Jonathan Trevanny is such an innocent who works as a picture framer and lives with his wife Sarah and his son in the Italian village near Ripley's home. Jonathan is also terminally ill and when he is insulted by Trevanny at a party, Ripley sees an advantage. He cons Jonathan into becoming the hitman. And so Jonathan is drawn into Ripley's game.

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Wooden Camera, The (2003)

21:00 The Wooden Camera / family film / 2003 / Jean-Pierre Cassel, Dana de Agrella and Innocent Msimango. Directed by Ntshaveni Wa Luruli.

Kayelitsha, South-Africa, today. 2003 A township, close to Cape-town, after the end of Apartheid. Two kids, 14, Madiba and Sipho play along the railway. A train passes by. A dead man rolls to their feet. On him, they find a gun and a video camera. Sipho takes the gun and Madiba the camera. Their destiny is sealed. Benny, their friend makes a wooden camera and Madiba hides the video inside, in order to avoid embarrassing questions, racketing etc. He starts filming the township and its inhabitants. He discovers the strange beauty of his life's setting. Sipho, the boss, brings his friends to Cape-town, the white city, so close, so far, so exotic to the eyes of the children. While Sipho forms a gang with the street children and makes all kinds of illicit trading, Madiba films the town, its huge buildings, its business life, and its luxury. In a bookstore, he films a young white girl, stealing a book. They look at each other. Going out of the store, she drops book on road, knowing he will pick it up. In it she has written a message. Estelle belongs to a traditional Cape-townian white family. Her father is a famous doctor. Comfortable life. Prejudices not really questioned by the change of regime. Estelle is dying to breathe the air of the new times. Her family doesn't allow her to do so. She rebels, between a few lessons of music given by Mr. Shawn, an old humanist who makes no difference between Blacks and Whites. He teaches in townships and has done so since the days of Apartheid. Estelle thinks of Madiba, this funny boy, with his strange camera and his apparent sensibility. Sipho who is now addicted to glue as much as to street trafficking, becomes the chief of his small gang. Madiba films incessantly. He dreams also of this young white girl who has held out her hand to him. They meet again some days later, and slowly a strong friendship starts between them. From the first steps of a young cinematandrapher who changes the perception of his township to the tragic end of Sipho, the good-hearted bad boy, THE WOODEN CAMERA tells the story of a friendship between two kids, not understood by their parents who refuse what seems to them like a compromise with the enemy. It will take all the determination of the kids and the intelligence of Mr. Shawn, who knows that music has no colour, to give a chance to the impossible. Sipho commits a hold-up and is shot dead, while Madiba & Estelle try to find their way into the future through art and love

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Man Apart, A (2003)

23:00 A Man Apart 15 y/o / Thriller / 2003 / mixed language / Alice Amter, Jim Boeke and Atiana Coons-Parker. Directed by F. Gary Gray.

Sean Vetter and Demetrius Hicks are members of the DEA who are fighting an ongoing drug war on the California/Mexico border, they are most successful at it because of their edge of growing up on the street and being thugs converted to cops. The DEA busts one of the major players by the name of "Memo" Lucero and imprison him in the United States but then a major player named Diablo then takes over the business and now he is now the major player targeted by Vetter and his team. But when Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible and in the process has to seek help from the imprisoned Lucero in order to catch Diablo. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when all Vetter can focus on is revenge...

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Canal+ Film2

Waking Life (2001)

10:20 Waking Life 15 y/o / Drama / 2001 / Directed by Richard Linklater

Dreams. What are they? An escape from reality or reality itself? Waking Life follows the dream(s) of one man and his attempt to find and discern the absolute difference between waking life and the dreamworld. While trying to figure out a way to wake up, he runs into many people on his way; some of which offer one sentence asides on life, others delving deeply into existential questions and life's mysteries. We become the main character. It becomes our dream and our questions being asked and answered. Can we control our dreams? What are they telling us about life? About death? About ourselves and where we come from and where we are going? The film does not answer all these for us. Instead, it inspires us to ask the questions and find the answers ourselves.

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Banger Sisters, The (2002)

14:30 The Banger Sisters 15 y/o / Comedy / 2002 / Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon and Geoffrey Rush. Directed by Bob Dolman.

When fiftysomething Suzette loses her job as a bartender she decides to make a road trip to visit her old friend Vinnie who she hasn't seen since their days as groupies back in the day. On the way she meets Harry, a nervous writer who says he is going home to confront his father, then shows her his gun. Once they reach their destination Suzette finds that Vinnie is now Lavinia, a conservative housewife who is reluctant to reexperience the flower power of her youth, and Harry finds confrontation with himself rather than with his father.

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Snapshots (2002/I)

20:00 Snapshots 15 y/o / Film / 2002/1 / Burt Reynolds, Julie Christie and Carmen Chaplin. Directed by Rudolf van den Berg.

Larry Goldberg is the owner of a second-hand bookstore in Amsterdam. He came to The Netherlands 30 years ago. He's a middle aged hermit who likes to talk and has an answer to everything. He is intelligent and has a sense of humour. One day, a girl walks into his store, who looks like Larry's lost love from Morocco. The girl makes Larry rethink his life. In the surroundings of the bookstore, a lot of criminal, but also funny activities take place. Besides Amsterdam, the movie also travels to Morocco, to see Larry and his love 30 years before, and to the United States, where Aïsha's family lives.

Regards Satdude. :D
 
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