Film Four & Film Four +1 01-12-09

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Contraband[SUB BW]
A Danish merchant skipper gets entangled with a Nazi spy ring, and joins forces with a mysterious passenger to track down the villainous Germans on the mean streets of London. Espionage thriller, directed by Michael Powell and starring Conrad Veidt, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler and Esmond KnightFilm/Detective/Thriller

Seance on a Wet Afternoon[SUB BW]
A self-professed medium with a greed for money and publicity arranges the kidnap of a wealthy industrialist's daughter, with the intention of winning acclaim and the ransom when she locates the child using her alleged psychic powers. British psychological thriller, starring Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough, Mark Eden, Nanette Newman, Gerald Sim and Judith DonnerFilm/General Movie/Drama

Please Sir![SUB]
A put-upon form teacher at an inner-city secondary school, who struggles to cope with his disruptive pupils, tempts fate by taking them on a fortnight's trip to an outdoor pursuits centre. Big-screen version of the TV comedy, starring John Alderton, Deryck Guyler, Noel Howlett, Joan Sanderson and Richard DaviesFilm/Comedy

On Golden Pond[SUB]
An ailing professor finds his cynical outlook on life is changed when his estranged daughter leaves him look after her stepson. The old man and the boy initially dislike each other, but over the course of the summer form a close bond that allows the academic to reconnect with his own child. Oscar-winning drama, starring Henry Fonda in his final role, alongside Jane Fonda and Katharine HepburnFilm/General Movie/Drama

The Perfect Score
High-school students become so worried about a forthcoming exam they decide to take drastic action - and devise a foolproof plan to steal the answers. Comedy, starring Scarlett Johansson, Erika Christensen and Bryan GreenbergFilm/Comedy

Flags of our Fathers[SUB]
The stories of three of the men in the famous photograph of US servicemen raising their flag on the island of Iwo Jima. After returning home from the battlefield, the veterans grapple with an increasing sense of survivor guilt as they struggle to adjust to everyday life. Clint Eastwood's World War Two drama, starring Adam Beach, Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Jamie Bell and Paul WalkerFilm/Adventure/War

9th Company
In the late 1980s, three newly recruited Societ soldiers undergo brutal training at boot camp before being dispatched to fight in the invasion of Afghanistan. They are unprepared for the horrors that await them, as their unit is left cut off while defending a hill, with no hope of reinforcements. Drama, directed by and starring Fyodor Bondarchuka. With Aleksei Chadov and Mikhail YevlanovFilm/General Movie/Drama/Adventure/War/Adventure/War

The Courtesans of Bombay
Documentary, following the plight of Indian prostitutes in the highly-populated city. Dancers and singers by day, many of the women dream of Bollywood fame and fortune, but are forced to resort to the sex trade in a desperate bid to support themselvesFilm/Documentary