Film Four & Film Four +1 22-10-09

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In Custody
A teacher is overjoyed to get an interview with a renowned Urdu poet he idolises. However, the encounter leaves him disappointed when he discovers his hero is a broken man, surrounded by sycophants who live off him and with three neglected wives - one a calculating schemer, one a bitter old woman and the third a poet herself, whose talents have gone unnoticed. Drama, starring Om Puri and Shashi KapoorFilm/General Movie/Drama

The Black Swan[SUB]
Notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, and offers other buccaneers the choice of giving up their lawless ways or facing justice. Two rogues refuse to toe the line, so Morgan's trusted ally James Waring is sent to track them down, but has other things on his mind - namely winning the daughter of the previous governor away from her duplicitous fiance. High-seas adventure, with Tyrone Power, Laird Cregar, George Sanders, Maureen O'Hara and Anthony QuinnFilm/Adventure/War

Carry On up the Khyber[SUB]
British forces in Colonial India find themselves in trouble when a local ruler discovers the soldiers' fearsome reputation is quite undeserved - prompting open rebellion. Comedy, starring Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Roy Castle, Joan Sims and Bernard BresslawFilm/Comedy

The Silent Enemy[SUB AD BW]
A British frogman is sent on a daring mission to sabotage the Italian fleet. His cunning scheme involves hijacking an enemy midget submarine and filling it with explosives, before sending it back to its original location. World War Two adventure, starring Laurence Harvey, John Clements, Dawn Addams, Michael Craig and Sid JamesFilm/Adventure/War

Ladies in Lavender[SUB]
Two ageing spinsters living peacefully in Cornwall have their lives thrown into turmoil when a handsome Polish castaway is washed up on the shore - sparking a reawakening of long-dormant feelings. Drama, starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Daniel Bruhl, and directed by Charles DanceFilm/General Movie/Drama

Clear and Present Danger[SUB AD]
CIA analyst Jack Ryan gets caught up in the Colombian drugs trade while trying to track down terrorists responsible for the murder of a prominent senator - but his investigations point to illegal activity and corruption at the very top of government. Action thriller, based on Tom Clancy's novel, with Harrison Ford reprising his role from Patriot Games alongside Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer and James Earl JonesFilm/Detective/Thriller

A husband and father is abducted and locked away in a small room then set free after 15 years, with no explanation for why he has been incarcerated. Struggling to adapt to his newfound freedom, he tries to find out what has become of his family and who his captors were so he can carry out his own brand of revenge. Park Chan-wook's thriller, starring Choi Min-sik, Gang Hye-jung and Yu Ji-taeFilm/Detective/Thriller

Purely Belter[SUB]
Two obsessive Newcastle United fans resolve to earn the 2,000 they need to get a season ticket apiece for their beloved Magpies - but personal problems dog their every attempt to raise the cash, meaning they may miss out on another season of soccer action. Comedy drama, starring Chris Beattie, Greg McLane, Tim Healy and Jody BaldwinFilm/General Movie/Drama/Comedy/Comedy