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Victim (PG) 1961 A secretly gay barrister discovers his lover has been driven to suicide by blackmail. He risks his reputation and his marriage to hunt down the culprit, whom he discovers has been extorting money from several other men. But he knows that if the blackmailer is ever brought to trial, his own secret will be exposed. Drama, starring Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price and Anthony Nicholls (888)

Innocents in Paris (PG) 1953 A series of stuffy British tourists have their horizons broadened during a visit to the French capital and some lucky travellers even find romance. Comedy, starring Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, Jimmy Edwards, Claire Bloom, Laurence Harvey and Ronald Shiner (888)

Gift Horse (PG) 1952 A Royal Navy captain reluctantly takes charge of an old US destroyer during World War Two. His attempts to take command of the vessel and her crew prove problematic when hostility erupts, though the prospect of facing the mighty German force brings much-needed unity. Adventure, starring Trevor Howard, Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee, Sonny Tufts and James Donald (888)

Timeline (12) 2003 A professor stumbles across a portal through time while leading an archaeological dig. When he mysteriously goes missing, his son and the other students attempt to rescue him. However, they find themselves transported to 14th-century France and land in the middle of a feudal war. Sci-fi drama, starring Anna Friel, Paul Walker, Billy Connolly, Frances O'Connor, Gerard Butler and David Thewlis (888)

Mission: Impossible III (12) 2006 Former special agent Ethan Hunt is called out of retirement when an ex-trainee is taken hostage by a ruthless arms dealer, but when the rescue operation goes wrong, the dastardly villain targets Hunt's fiancee. Action thriller, directed by JJ Abrams, the creator of TV series Lost, and starring Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg (888)

Big Nothing (15) 2006 A former teacher struggling to find a new job meets a small-time conman, who has a plan to get rich quick. He has discovered a respectable vicar has a predilection for Internet porn and plans to blackmail him. But when the pair's efforts to demand money send the clergyman to an early grave, they desperately try to cover their tracks. Black comedy, starring Simon Pegg, David Schwimmer, Alice Eve and Natascha McElhone

La Cienaga (15) 2000 Two cousins, one rich and one poor, living in a provincial, Argentinean town, struggle to manage their numerous unruly children and apathetic husbands in the middle of an oppressive heatwave. As storms brew and the townsfolk are enthralled by a religious vision, relations in the family spiral out of control. Drama, starring Mercedes Moran and Garciela Borges

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