Film Four & Film Four +1: 26-07-2012.
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Docu-drama chronicling the story of long-distance runner Haile Gebrselassie. The film follows Gebrselassie from his humble beginnings as the son of a poor Ethiopian farmer to his gold medal-winning 10,000m run at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. Starring the athlete, his wife and his father and his wife as themselves. In Amharic and EnglishFilm/Documentary/General Movie/Drama/Athletics
12:40Bad Day at Black Rock[SUB]
A one-armed Second World War veteran sets out to find a Japanese farmer to present him with his son's posthumous medal, only to encounter unexpected and undisguised hostility from the local rednecks in a desert town. It seems the community has a secret to protect - and will go to any lengths to keep it. Thriller, starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Lee Marvin and the late Ernest BorgnineFilm/Detective/Thriller
14:20The Big Trees[SUB]
An unscrupulous timber baron is determined to get his hands on some land heavily forested with redwoods and owned by a small Quaker community. However, he has a change of heart when he falls in love with one of the Quaker women, and has to contend with other less principled rivals who are also after the land. Romantic drama, starring Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Edgar Buchanan and Patrice WymoreFilm/General Movie/Drama
An Anglo-Indian woman returns to her native land after spending several years in England. As civil strife spreads through the country in the dying days of the Raj, she must decide whether to stay or go, but is torn between her love for a dashing British colonel and a local man. George Cukor's romantic drama based on John Masters' novel, with Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, Bill Travers and Abraham SofaerFilm/General Movie/Drama
18:20The Hunt for Red October[SUB AD HD]
A Soviet submarine commander creates an international crisis by piloting his experimental nuclear vessel, which is invisible to sonar, toward the American coast. The US and Russian navies think he is planning to attack and set out to destroy the submarine, but a CIA analyst suspects he intends to defect to the West. Cold war thriller, based on Tom Clancy's novel, starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin and James Earl JonesFilm/Detective/Thriller
21:00The Happening[SUB HD]
A series of baffling suicides in New York City is the first sign of an impending crisis that sweeps across America, as people are inexplicably driven insane until they take their own lives. A couple flee, hoping to find a safe place to hide, only to discover the shocking cause of the sinister phenomenon. M Night Shyamalan's horror, starring Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel and John LeguizamoFilm/Horror
An American student is arrested for drug smuggling while on holiday in Turkey, and thrown into a prison ruled by a sadistic warder. Meanwhile, as his family and the US government plan an appeal, he begins to plot his escape. Alan Parker's fact-based drama, starring Brad Davis, John Hurt and Randy QuaidFilm/General Movie/Drama
Close friends Francis and Marie meet a new arrival in their town and are both instantly attracted to him, but are uncertain of his sexual preferences. They vie with each other for the mysterious stranger's attention, putting a terrible strain on their friendship. Drama, directed by and starring Xavier Dolan. With Monia Chokri and Niels Schneider. In French and EnglishFilm/General Movie/Drama