Film Four & Film Four +1 12-10-09

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The Bitter Tea of General Yen[BW]
An American missionary falls for an infamous Chinese warlord holding her prisoner during a revolution. Frank Capra's romantic drama, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Gavin Gordon and Walter ConnollyFilm/General Movie/Drama

White Feather[SUB]
A cavalry officer is assigned the task of persuading a Cheyenne tribe to vacate their land to make way for hordes of gold prospectors. The chief is willing to move on, but many of his warriors are determined to stay - and a romance between a Cheyenne woman and a surveyor adds to the deadlock. Western, starring John Lund, Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Debra Paget and Hugh O'BrianFilm/Western

Seven Days to Noon[BW]
A conscience-stricken scientist steals a nuclear bomb and threatens to destroy London unless further research into atomic fission is stopped at once. His actions spark a desperate race against time as the authorities struggle to locate the boffin and evacuate the capital before it's too late. Thriller, starring Barry Jones, Andre Morell and Olive SloaneFilm/Detective/Thriller

A naive young man is cheated out of his inheritance by his conniving uncle, who sells him to the captain of a slave ship. On board he forms an alliance with a hardened rebel, and the pair make their escape when the ship is wrecked on the Scottish coast. Drama based on Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure novel set during the Jacobite Revolution, with Michael Caine, Lawrence Douglas, Trevor Howard, Jack Hawkins and Donald PleasenceFilm/Adventure/War

Unconditional Love
A middle-aged woman is shocked when her husband unexpectedly leaves her. In a bid to cheer herself up she plans to attend a concert by her favourite singer - only for the star to be murdered before the show takes place. With nothing left to lose, she flies to Wales to attend the funeral, and quickly forms an unlikely friendship with her late hero's gay lover. Comedy drama, starring Kathy Bates, Dan Aykroyd, Rupert Everett and Meredith EatonFilm/General Movie/Drama

A Good Year[SUB]
City trader Max Skinner inherits a French vineyard from his deceased uncle. When Max travels to France to determine the value of his newly acquired property, he is prompted to reassess his life. Ridley Scott's comedy drama based on Peter Mayle's novel, starring Russell Crowe, Albert Finney, Abbie Cornish and Marion CotillardFilm/General Movie/Drama/Comedy/Comedy

Monster's Ball[SUB]
A widowed black waitress forms an intense relationship with a racist white prison guard after a series of tragedies brings them together, unaware he is the former death row prison guard who escorted her husband to the electric chair. Drama, for which Halle Berry scooped a Best Actress Oscar, also starring Billy Bob Thornton, Peter Boyle, Sean Combs and Heath LedgerFilm/General Movie/Drama

Funny Games
A family receive unexpected guests at their holiday home in the shape of two intelligent and sadistic young men who hold them hostage, subjecting them to a campaign of violence and psychological torture. German director Michael Haneke's English language remake of his own satirical thriller, starring Naomi Watts and Tim RothFilm/Detective/Thriller