Films on Canal+ Film 1 & 2 / 08th November

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Films on Canal+ Film 1 & 2 / 08th November

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Monday 08th November

Canal Digital on Thor 2/3 at 1.0W

11278V SYM:24500 FEC 7/8

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13:25 X2 11 y/o / Thriller / 2003 / mixed language / Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Ian McKellen. Directed by Bryan Singer.

Already living in a society that mistrusts them, the mutants are faced with even more discrimination after an unforeseen enemy - who may be a mutant with extraordinary powers - launches a devastating attack. The news of the assault causes a public outcry against the mutants, including renewed support for the Mutant Registration Act, and William Stryker, a military leader rumored to have experimented on mutants (possibly including Wolverine), is among the most vocal supporters of the legislation. Stryker puts into motion a plan to eradicate the mutants and begins an offensive on the X-Men mansion and school. Magneto, having escaped from his plastic prison, forms an unlikely alliance with Professor Xavier to stop Stryker. Meanwhile, Wolverine heads north to investigate his past.

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Morvern Callar

15:40 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Following her boyfriend's suicide, supermarket clerk Morvern Callar (Morton) passes off his unpublished novel as her own.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.

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Owning Mahowny

17:15 Owning Mahowny 15 y/o / Thriller / 2003 / Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver and John Hurt. Directed by Richard Kwietniowski.

Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was astute, decisive and helpful. To his friends, he was a quiet, but humorous man who enjoyed watching sports on television. To his girlfriend, he was shy but engaging. None of them knew the other side of Dan Mahowny--the side that executed the largest single-handed bank fraud in Canadian history, grossing over $10 million in eighteen months to feed his gambling obsession.

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Abandon

19:00 Abandon 11 y/o / Drama / Thriller / Mystery / 2002 / Katie Holmes, Benjamin Bratt and Charlie Hunnam. Directed by Stephen Gaghan.

A senior at an elite college (Katie Holmes), already under severe pressure to complete her thesis and land a prestigious job, must confront the sudden reappearance of her old boyfriend (Charlie Hunnam), after his two year, unexplained absence...

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Happy Campers

21:00 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.

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Secretary

11:30 Secretary 15 y/o / comedy / 2002 / James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jeremy Davies. Directed by Steven Shainberg.

Lee Holloway is a smart, quirky woman in her twenties who returns to her hometown in Florida after a brief stay in a mental hospital. In search of relief from herself and her oppressive childhood environment, she starts to date a nerdy friend from high school and takes a job as a secretary in a local law firm, soon developing an obsessive crush on her older boss, Mr. Grey. Through their increasingly bizarre relationship, Lee follows her deepest longings to the heights of masochism and finally to a place of self-affirmation.

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Untold, The

13:20 The Untold 15 y/o / Thriller / 2002 / Lance Henriksen, Andrea Roth and Russell Ferrier. Directed by Jonas Quastel.

Based on actual accounts, The Untold is the story of Harlan Knowles (Lance Henriksen), billionaire and President of Bio-Comp Industries who heads up a team of experts in a quest to locate a company plane that disappeared over the remote forests of the Pacific Northwest. Knowles is obsessed with finding the plane and rescuing his daughter (Erica Parker), who was one of its passengers. The assembled team includes local guide Clayton Tyne (Russel Ferrier), renowned wilderness expert and author Winston Burg (Phil Granger) and the beautiful Marla Lawson (Andrea Roth). Soon, the team begins to suspect that Knowles' main objective is actually to recover the prototype of a DNA testing machine called the Huxley Project, which his company has spent years and millions of dollars developing. After finding the plane and its crew torn to shreds, the group tries to piece tandether clues about what could be responsible for the carnage. With the help of the Huxley prototype they discover they are facing a menace whose very existence is one of the world's greatest mysteries and the only people left to rescue may be themselves.

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Emperor's New Clothes, The

14:50 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.

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Get Well Soon

16:40 Get Well Soon 15 y/o / comedy / 2001 / Vincent Gallo, Courteney Cox and Jeffrey Tambor. Directed by Justin McCarthy.

Wildly popular TV talk show host Bobby Bishop (Vincent Gallo) has a nervous breakdown during an on-camera interview with a pop starlet, with whom he makes a rather crude observation and offer. This lapse of taste sets off a series of scandals in his off-camera life, which his beleaguered agent (Jeffrey Tambor) is helpless to stop. Desperate for love, Bobby rushes to New York City to find his former girlfriend, Lily (Courtney Cox), who doesn't even like his show, and neither does her cross-dressing boyfriend (Tate Donovan) . Can true love straighten out the messes that are these folks' lives?

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Possession (2002/I)

22:00 Possession 11 y/o / Drama / 2002/1 / Drama / Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart and Jeremy Northam. Directed by Neil LaBute.

Roland Michell is an Americian trying to make it in the difficult world of British Academics. He has yet to break out from under his mentor's shadow until he finds a pair of love letters in the textbook that once belonged to one of his idols, a famous long dead Victorian poet. Michell, after some sleuthing around, narrows down the suspects to a woman not his wife, another well known Victorian poet. Roland enlists the aid of a Dr. Maud Bailey, an expert on the life of the woman in question. Tandether they piece tandether the story of a forbidden love affair, and discover one of their own. The they also find themselves in a battle to hold on to their discovery before it falls into the hands of their rival, Fergus Wolfe.

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