Film Four & Film Four +1 08-12-09

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Long Day's Journey Into Night[BW]
A sailor with a talent for writing is discharged from duty due to ill health and returns home to his dysfunctional family. He finds they have all become hopelessly self-destructive, as his father's bitterness at his failed acting career leads him to put pressure on his alcoholic eldest son, while the mother sinks even further into morphine addiction. Drama based on Eugene O'Neill's stage play, with Ralph Richardson and Katharine HepburnFilm/General Movie/Drama

Monte Carlo or Bust[SUB]
An unlikely group of characters battle to win the 1,500-mile Monte Carlo Rally, including a scheming businessman looking to win back half of the company he lost in a card game. Chase comedy, starring Tony Curtis, Terry-Thomas, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Susan Hampshire and Hattie JacquesFilm/Comedy

The Way Ahead[SUB BW]
Slipshod British Army recruits face a testing time as they undergo a tough training regimen aimed at whipping them into shape to fight in World War Two. Docudrama, starring David Niven, Stanley Holloway, Raymond Huntley, William Hartnell, John Laurie and James DonaldFilm/General Movie/Drama

The First Wives Club[SUB]
Three former college friends reunite at the funeral of a mutual acquaintance, who killed herself after her husband left her for a younger woman. Finding themselves in a similar situation, the trio decide to take action and hit their former partners where it hurts most - their finances. Comedy, starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith, Dan Hedaya, Bronson Pinchot and Elizabeth BerkleyFilm/Comedy

Office Space[SUB]
A jaded computer programmer goes to bizarre lengths to get fired from his dull job - but his new laid-back attitude leads to unexpected promotions as his arrogance is taken for supreme self-confidence by unwitting bosses. Satirical comedy, starring Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Ajay Naidu and Gary ColeFilm/Comedy

Pan's Labyrinth
In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, inquisitive youngster Ofelia is taken by her pregnant mother to live with the wicked Capitan Vidal. In the surroundings of her new abode, the fairytale-obsessed girl ventures into an elaborate stone labyrinth, where she encounters a mysterious faun. The creature sets Ofelia a series of disturbing tasks which she must complete in order to journey to an underground kingdom, where she will be restored to the throne as a princess. Guillermo del Toro's period fantasy, starring Ivana Baquero, Sergi Lopez and Ariadna GilFilm/Fantasy

Mischief Night[SUB]
A racially divided Leeds housing estate prepares for Mischief Night, an annual event where mayhem and anarchy are tolerated. In the middle of the chaos, a 12-year-old white girl ventures into an Asian neighbourhood in search of her father, whom her mother had falsely claimed was dead. She is aided on her journey by Asif, the younger brother of her mother's ex-boyfriend - unexpectedly bringing both their families together. Comedy drama, starring Kelli Hollis and Ramon TikaramFilm/Comedy