Films on Canal+ Film 1 & 2 / 26th November



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Films on Canal+ Film 1 & 2 / 26th November

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Friday 26th November

Canal Digital on Thor 2/3 at 1.0W

11278V SYM:24500 FEC 7/8


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11:45 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...


Emperor's New Clothes, The

17:15 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.



21:00 Adaptation / Comedy / 2002 / mixed language / Nicolas Cage, Donald Kaufman, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Cara Seymour, Directed by Spike Jonze

An account of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's (Cage) attempt to adapt Susan Orlean's (Streep) non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, which is the story of John Laroche (Cooper), a plant dealer who clones rare orchids then sells them to collectors. We see the action of the book as we see Kaufman struggle to adapt it into a movie. This is presumably a somewhat true story, as Charlie Kaufman is the real life screenwriter of Adaptation.


One and Only, The

23:00 The One and Only / Comedy / 2002 / Justine Waddell, Richard Roxburgh and Jonathan Cake. Directed by Simon Cellan Jones.

When Stevie meets Neil on the day he comes to deliver her brand new kitchen, it's already too late for love at first sight. Too late for both of them. Stevie is already five minutes pregnant by her Spanish footballer husband. And too late for Neil too - his wife Jenny has already applied to adopt an African girl. But too late or otherwise, love at first sight is exactly what happens. How can Neil and Stevie get out of their mistaken marriages and into each others arms?



00:30 Possession 11 y/o / Drama / 2002/1 / 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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Get Well Soon

14:25 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?


44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out

16:00 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out 15 y/o / Drama / 2003 / TV / Michael Madsen, Ron Livingston and Ray Baker. Directed by Yves Simoneau.

Based on a real event that took place in February 28th 1997 when two heavily armed men wearing body armor decided to rob the Bank of America in North Hollywood. Something goes wrong in the robbery attempt and the result is the most violent shootout in modern American police history. The two heavily armed men held the Los Angeles Police Dept., SWAT teams and other services at bay for 44 minutes in 1997.


Kid Stays In the Picture, The

17:25 The Kid Stays in the Picture 15 y/o / Film / 2002 / Robert Evans Directed by Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen.

This documentary captures the life story of legendary Hollywood producer and studio chief Robert Evans. The first actor to ever to run a film studio, Robert Evans' film career started in 1956, poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel. His good looks, charm and overwhelming confidence captured the eye of screen legend Norma Shearer, who offered him a film role. After a glamorous--but short-lived--career as a movie star, Evans tried out producing. At the age of 34, with no producing credits to his name, he landed a job as chief of production at Paramount Pictures. Evans ran the studio from 1966-1974. During his tenure, he was responsible for such revolutionary films as The Godfather, Rosemary's Baby, Love Story, The Odd Couple, Harold and Maude and Chinatown. By the early '80s, the Golden Boy of Hollywood was losing his luster. After a failed marriage to Ali MacGraw, a cocaine bust and rumored involvement with the Cotton Club murder, he disappeared into near-obscurity. Only through tremendous will and uncanny luck did he once again rise as the kid who stays in the picture.


Bend It Like Beckham

20:00 Bend It Like Beckham 11 y/o / Comedy / 2002 / mixed language / Parminder K. Nagra, Keira Knightley and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Directed by Gurinder Chadha.

A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, Bend It Like Beckham explores the world of women's football, from kick-abouts in the park to freekicks in the Final. Set in Hounslow, West London and Hamburg, the film follows two 18 year olds with their hearts set on a future in professional soccer. Heart-stopping talent doesn't seem to be enough when your parents want you to hang up your football boots, find a nice boyfriend and learn to cook the perfect chapatti.


Phone Booth

23:40 Phone Booth 15 y/o / Thriller / 2002 / mixed language / Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland and Forest Whitaker. Directed by Joel Schumacher.

A slick New York publicist (Farrell) who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.

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