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Fair Wind to Java[SUB]
A sailor races to reach a hoard of diamonds stowed on board a Dutch vessel that has sunk in the East Indies. However, the derelict ship lies close to an island inhabited by a fierce tribe with a deep mistrust of strangers, while a volcano is about to erupt at any moment. Seafaring adventure, with Fred MacMurray, Vera Ralston and Robert DouglasFilm/Adventure/War

The Spy in Black[SUB BW]
A German spy falls for an apparently sympathetic schoolteacher during a World War One mission, but he does not suspect the object of his affections is actually an English double agent, a revelation which jeopardises an operation to destroy the British fleet in the Orkneys in 1917. Powell and Pressburger's romantic drama, starring Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson and Marius GoringFilm/General Movie/Drama

Conspiracy of Hearts[SUB BW]
A group of courageous Italian nuns risks everything during World War Two. Deciding they cannot stand by and do nothing, the sisters begin smuggling Jewish children out of a German internment camp, and transporting them to safety - but Nazi troops soon look set to discover the dangerous secret. Drama, starring Lilli Palmer, Sylvia Syms, Yvonne Mitchell, Ronald Lewis and Albert LievenFilm/Adventure/War

Because of Winn Dixie
A 10-year-old girl moves to a small Florida town, where she comes across a stray dog. With her new canine companion by her side, the youngster meets a host of colourful local characters, who help her come to terms with her mother's death and improve her relationship with her father. Drama, based on a children's book written by Kate DiCamillo, starring Annasophia Robb and Jeff DanielsFilm/General Movie/Drama

Sahara[SUB AD]
An explorer stumbles upon evidence that an American Civil War battleship, which was laden with treasure when it sank without a trace, has ended up somewhere in the Sahara desert. However, he is deflected from his mercenary quest to find the horde by an encounter with a tenacious doctor, whose battle to stop the spread of a deadly disease may be linked to his own mission. Adventure, starring Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz and Steve ZahnFilm/Adventure/War

Letters from Iwo Jima
The story of the gruelling defence of the strategically important island of Iwo Jima and the 40-day battle with US forces, seen from the perspective of a Japanese general and his greatly outnumbered soldiers, who expressed their experiences in the letters they wrote to their loved ones back home. Clint Eastwood's World War Two drama, starring Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara and Ryo KaseFilm/Adventure/War

Grave of the Fireflies
Two Japanese children are left to fend for themselves during World War Two after their mother is killed in an air raid. While a distant aunt takes them in, they soon come into conflict with her and run away. However, while they enjoy their taste of freedom at first, the harsh realities of their predicament soon take hold. Animated drama, with the voices of Tsutomu Tatsumi and Ayano ShiraishiFilm/Animated Movie/Drama

Prick Up Your Ears
Biopic of controversial Sixties playwright Joe Orton. The budding writer forms a close romantic and creative relationship with Kenneth Halliwell, an older man with literary ambitions of his own. However, as the sexually promiscuous Orton's talent blossoms, Halliwell becomes increasingly consumed with jealousy and professional frustration that drive him to fatal ends. Starring Gary Oldman and Alfred MolinaFilm/General Movie/Drama