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Films on Canal+ Film 1 & 2 / 07th December


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Films on Canal+ Film 1 & 2 / 07th December

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Tuesday 07th December

Canal Digital on Thor 2/3 at 1.0W

11278V SYM:24500 FEC 7/8


Canal+ Film1

24 Hour Party People (2002)

12:10 24 Hour Party People 15 y/o / Comedy / 2002 / Steve Coandan, John Thomson and Nigel Pivaro. Directed by Michael Winterbottom.

Manchester 1976: Cambridge educated Tony Wilson (Steve Coandan), Granada TV presenter, is at a s_x Pistols gig. Totally inspired by this pivotal moment in music history, he and his friends set up a record label, Factory Records, signing first Joy Division (who go on to become New Order) then James and the Happy Mondays, who all become seminal artists of their time. What ensues is a tale of music, s_x, drugs, larger-than-life characters, and the birth of one of the most famous dance clubs in the world, The Hacienda - a mecca for clubbers as famous as the likes of Studio 54. Graphically depicting the music and dance heritage of Manchester from the late 70's to the early 90's, this comedy documents the vibrancy that made Mad-chester the place in the world that you would most like to be.


Queen's Messenger (2000)

14:05 Queen's Messenger / Action / 2000 / Gary Daniels, Teresa Sherrer and David Westhead. Directed by Mark Roper.

By order of Her Majesty's Secret Service, Captain Strong is given a dangerous assignment to deliver a delicate communication to the British Ambassador in Kazakhstan. As the senior officer for the elite Queen's Messenger corps, Captain Strong must pledge to protect his diplomatic cargo with his life.


The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)

17:10 The Emperor's New Clothes 11 y/o / Comedy / 2001 / Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle and Tim McInnerny. Directed by Alan Taylor.

Napoleon, exiled, devises a plan to retake the throne. He'll swap places with commoner Eugene Lenormand, sneak into Paris, then Lenormand will reveal himself and Napoleon will regain his throne. Things don't go at all well; first, the journey proves more difficult than expected, but more disastrously, Lenormand enjoys himself too much to reveal the deception. Napoleon adjusts somewhat uneasily to the life of a commoner while waiting, while Lenormand gorges on rich food.


Footsteps (2003) (TV)

21:00 Footsteps / Thriller / 2003/ TV / Candice Bergen, Bryan Brown and Michael Murphy. Directed by John Badham.

Daisy Lowendahl (Bergen) is a best-selling suspense novelist who finds herself at her isolated beach house with a local young fan (Hall) who knows almost everything about her, and two men - one of whom may be trying to kill her, the other of whom could save her life, causing Daisy to be thrown into the middle of a real-life drama.


Canal+ Film2

Happy Campers (2001)

12:50 Happy Campers 15 y/o Comedy / 2001 / Brad Renfro, Dominique Swain and Keram Malicki-Sánchez. Directed by Daniel Waters.

When a summer camp director gets injured, the diverse group of college freshmen counselors take charge and spice up the everyday routine of the camp.


Shanghai Knights (2003)

14:20 Shanghai Knights 11 y/o / Action / Comedy / 2003 / mixed language / Jackie Chan, Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. Directed by David Dobkin.

When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds. Chon's sister, Lin, has the same idea, and uncovers a worldwide conspiracy to murder the royal family but almost no one will believe her.


Morvern Callar (2002)

16:15 Morvern Callar 15 y/o / Drama / 2002 / Samantha Morton, Kathleen McDermott and Linda McGuire. Directed by Lynne Ramsay.

Following her boyfriend's suicide, supermarket clerk Morvern Callar (Morton) passes off his unpublished novel as her own. With the money her boyfriend left for his funeral, she leaves Scotland for Ibiza where she travels with her closest friend. The journey prompts a series of internal and external transformations for Morvern-- ones which bring to light her experiences of grief, memory, freedom, and desire.


Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003) (TV)

17:55 Hitler - The Rise of Evil 1 (1) / Drama / 2003 / TV / Robert Carlyle, James Babson and Stockard Channing. Directed by Christian Duguay.

A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.


The Wooden Camera (2003)

20:00 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


Stealing Christmas (2003) (TV)

22:00 Stealing Christmas / Comedy / 2003 / TV / Tony Danza, Lea Thompson and Angela Goethals. Directed by Gregg Champion.

Tony Danza, one of the most underrated actors in the business today, does a fine job portraying a bad guy who has the potential to be good, given the right circumstances. He finds that opportunity while on the lam from a failed department store breakin, ending up in a small town and meeting a widowed Lea Thompson and her cute daughter and taking a job as the village Santa Claus for 3 weeks.

Regards Satdude. :D