Film Four & Film Four +1: 06-02-2012.
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11:00Bigger Than Life[SUB HD]
A mild-mannered, small-town schoolteacher collapses unexpectedly and is rushed to hospital, where he is diagnosed with arterial disease and given a year to live. An experimental treatment offers the chance to extend his lifespan, but the side-effects turn him into a bullying megalomaniac. Fact-based drama, starring James Mason, Walter Matthau, Barbara Rush and Robert SimonFilm/General Movie/Drama
12:55The Inn of the Sixth Happiness[SUB HD]
English servant Gladys Aylward fulfills her dream of becoming a missionary in China. Working from a roadside inn used by mule caravans, she ends up caring for dozens of orphans, who she courageously leads to safety through hostile and mountainous territory during the Sino-Japanese War. Fact-based drama, starring Ingrid Bergman, with Curt Jurgens, Ronald Squire and Robert DonatFilm/General Movie/Drama
16:00Cocoon: The Return[SUB HD]
Three elderly couples return to Earth five years after leaving to retire on a distant planet, greatly surprising their families who assumed they were dead. A number of their alien friends have come back with them to recover members of their own race, who were left behind in cocoons on the ocean floor, one of which has been abducted by a government research institute. Sci-fi sequel, with Wilford Brimley, Don Ameche, Steve Guttenberg and Jessica TandyFilm/Science Fiction
18:15Coach Carter[SUB HD]
A former professional basketball player agrees to coach a high-school team, but he is unimpressed by its lack of discipline and instigates a tough new regimen. All goes well until the youngsters start to become complacent, forcing him to take drastic action - which leads to a backlash of complaints from angry parents and pupils alike. Drama, with Samuel L Jackson, Ashanti, Rob Brown and Robert Ri'chardFilm/General Movie/Drama
Premiere. Two feudal warlords in 3rd-century China are forced to unite when a vast invading army marches on their territories with the intention of bringing their lands under the domination of the Han Dynasty. However, a cunning strategist sees a weakness in the invading force and concocts a cunning plan to defeat them. John Woo's historical drama, with Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Takeshi Kaneshiro. In MandarinFilm/General Movie/Drama
23:50Hard Eight[SUB HD]
An unsuccessful gambler is befriended by a professional conman who offers to teach him the tricks of the trade. Delighted, he accepts - but an unscheduled bout of romance with a waitress threatens his new life. Paul Thomas Anderson's crime drama, starring Philip Baker Hall, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L Jackson and Philip Seymour HoffmanFilm/Detective/Thriller
A film-maker is surprised when a childhood friend reappears, complete with an idea for a movie based on their formative experiences. However, it becomes clear there is something not quite right about the situation, prompting him to investigate. Pedro Almodovar's psychological drama, with Gael Garcia Bernal, Fele Martinez and Daniel Gimenez. In Spanish and LatinFilm/General Movie/Drama