Digitalb Premiere 11th April 2008
Eutelsat W2 - 16.0E
Available on 11.055V SYM:27900 FEC 3/4
Film Premiere (BST)
06:00 Seraphim Falls (2006) Drama / War / Western
In the 1860s, five men have been tracking a sixth across Nevada for more than two weeks. They shoot and wound him, but he gets away. They pursue, led by the dour Carver, who will pay them each $1 a day once he's captured. The hunted is Gideon, resourceful, skilled with a knife. Gideon's flight and Carver's hunt require horses, water, and bullets. The course takes them past lone settlers, a wagon train, a rail crew, settlements, and an Indian philosopher. What is the reason for the hunt; what connects Gideon and Carver? What happened at Seraphim Falls?
08:00 The Contractor (2007) (V) Action
A marksman (Wesley Snipes) living on his ranch in Montana is coaxed back into action to kill a terrorist who he missed killing while on duty. After succeeding in killing Jahar he is ultimately double-crossed and framed for killing a high ranking policeman (Charles Dance). He then goes into hiding and befriends a young 12 year (Eliza Bennett) old girls helps him.
10:00 Molière (2007) Comedy
In 1658, playwright/actor Molière, having been given a theater in the capital by the King, is back in Paris after touring the kingdom of France with his company of players. One day, a young lady asks him to follow her to the deathbed of her mother... Thirteen years earlier, Molière already runs a troupe but goes broke and is thrown to prison. Fortunately (?) his debt is covered by Monsieur Jourdain, a rich man who wants him to help him rehearse a one-act play he has written with a view to seducing a beautiful bright young widow, Célimène. As Jourdain is married to Elmire, and is the "respectable" father of two daughters his design must remain secret so Molière is introduced into the house as Tartuffe, an austere priest...
12:00 The Good Shepherd (2006) Drama / Thriller
Laconic and self-contained, Edward Wilson heads CIA covert operations during the Bay of Pigs. The agency suspects that Castro was tipped, so Wilson looks for the leak. As he investigates, he recalls, in a series of flashbacks, his father's death, student days at Yale (poetry; Skull and Bones), recruitment into the fledgling OSS, truncated affairs, a shotgun marriage, cutting his teeth on spy craft in London, distance from his son, the emergence of the Cold War, and relationships with agency, British, and Soviet counterparts. We watch his idealism give way to something else: disclosing the nature of that something else is at the heart of the film's narration as he closes in on the leak.
14:35 The Dog Problem (2006) Comedy
In L.A., Solo has writer's block after a successful first book he's ashamed of. He's broke, thanks to a year in analysis; in their final session, his shrink suggests a pet. Solo buys a scrawny terrier who adds to his problems: the dog isn't house-trained; Solo owes money to a thug who's angry Solo's spent money on a dog; at a dog park, the dog is bitten and Solo begs a woman he's just met to pay the vet bill, so now he owes her; and, his friend Casper has introduced him to a persistent rich girl who decides she wants the dog. He could sell, settle his debts, and return to life with a clean carpet. Or, he could figure out why he doesn't want to part with the dog.
16:00 Heroes and Villains (2006)Comedy / Romance
"Do you trust your partner? Do you really trust them? Let us put them to the test!"
18:00 Georgia Rule (2007) Comedy / Drama / Romance
Rachel comes to stay with her Grandmother Georgia for the summer leaving some obvious problems behind at home...
20:00 Ne le dis à personne (2006) Drama / Thriller
The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect...
22:05 I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single (2006) Comedy
Eric Lartigau, the director picks up on how so many European men feel that they are in complete control of their lives, yet without the help/support of the women around them cannot seem to make things work.
00:00 Connors' War (2006) (V) Action
Connor's War is about a tough black secret service agent (Criss) who is blinded by some FBI agents while protecting the first lady. His old boss gets him some night vision eyesight through a psycho optometrist and he does some work for his old boss thinking he's on the force again.
02:00 Ballet Shoes (2007) (TV) Drama / Family
The story of three orphan girls (Pauline, Petrova, and Posy), adopted by an eccentric explorer, Great Uncle Matthew, and his niece Sylvia, in 1930s London.
04:00 Irish Jam (2006) Comedy
Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous American rapper (Griffin) emerges as the best poet around?