Random acts of violence and kindness collide as immigration attorney Mack, stranded in a bad part of town and set upon by a gang of street thugs. Tow truck driver Simon, comes to the rescue and the two become good friends. Mack tries to repay Simon by setting him up on a blind date and helping his sister move to a better neighbourhood. Meanwhile, Mack's best friend is wounded in a robbery, Mack's wife Claire finds an abandoned baby and applies for adoption and Simon's nephew is thinking of joining a gang. As everybody's lives interweave, the class and race issues that would normally keep them apart fall away.
When Santa and his new best friend, Paws, discover that the boys and girls of the world have lost the spirit of the season, they take a trip to New York City. But after Santa loses his memory, it's up to Paws, a faithful orphan named Quinn, her new friend Will and a wonderful group of magical talking dogs to save St. Nick and show the world what Christmas is really all about.
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War One, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
A fascinating exploration of one of the most significant moments in gothic history - the night when Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and their cohorts gathered together at Lake Geneva to tell ghost stories. The night when Frankenstein and the modern vampire were born. All those involved in the events of the summer of 1816 wrote about their life-changing stay in Switzerland. This dramatised documentary is based on their letters, journals and diaries. The film also draws on British Library manuscripts and archive, and brings together a stellar cast of gothic, horror and science fiction writers, including Neil Gaiman, Charlaine Harris and Margaret Atwood, to discuss why one single night had such a significant impact on our culture.
Based on a true story that shocked France, this film explores the affair between banker Edouard Stern and his mistress. Through sadomasochism and $1 million gifts, this is the retelling of one of France's most high profile affairs that ended with the ultimate crime of passion.
Follow the story of three unlikely heroes - Despereaux, a misfit mouse, Botticelli Remorso, an unhappy rat, and Miggery, a servant girl. Their fates are all intertwined as they set out on a quest to rescue Princess Pea. Will they be able to rescue her without putting her in harm's way?
Jacky thinks his problems have been solved when he scores a unpaid cooking job at a luxury restaurant. But the head chef is facing a crisis of his own, when the new owner tries to replace him. Stars Jean Reno.
How can Santa deliver billions of presents to the whole world in just one night? With Santa's exhilarating, high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole! So how could this incredible operation have missed one child? To Santa's young son, Arthur, it threatens to end the magic of Christmas. With retired Grandsanta, a rebellious young elf, an old sleigh and some untrained reindeer, Arthur sets out in a crazy mission to deliver the last present.
The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place. Director: P.J. Hogan; Writers: J.M. Barrie (play), P.J. Hogan (screenplay) and more; Stars: Jeremy Sumpter, Jason Isaacs, Olivia Williams and more. -
A girl is caught between the life that took her brother and her own inability to strike out on her own. In her grief, she finds solace in the dark music of Black Metal and dreams of becoming a rock star.
Set in Japanese-occupied Korea at the start of the 20th century, a private investigator is assigned the case of tracking down the killer of a government minister's son, but has to contend with bumbling police, an old-school newspaper editor and a travelling circus.
Screening as part of SUNDAY BEST, the ABC2 season of feature documentaries, this film is a riveting look at Julian Assange's WikiLeaks, the controversial website which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S history.
Fed up with the commercial aspects of Christmas, particularly all the money spent and alone for the holiday for the first time in decades, as their daughter has just joined the Peace Corps, grumpy Luther Krank and his sweet wife, Nora, decide to skip Christmas this year and forgo the gifts, the tree, the decorations, the cards, the parties and to spend the dollars saved on a 10-day Caribbean cruise.
Good morning Australia! Get those vocal cords ready for this hit Broadway musical. Filmed in a brand new sound stage in Los Angeles and in front of a live studio audience, the all-live tuneful showcase will feature new songs, characters and a stellar cast line-up. It tells the story of Baltimore teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her ambition to dance on The Corny Collins Show.
During his relatively short life Bob Marley achieved almost Saint like status with his spiritual message of one love and world peace. Featuring his music, film footage shown for the first time and exclusive interviews, we seek to examine the motivations of the man, to provide an in-sight into his relationships and the development of his musical excellence through the people that knew and worked with him.
This epic sci-fi fantasy trilogy concludes in a virus-plagued Tokyo that has been isolated from the rest of the world as the evil ruler Friend foresees a violent alien invasion. Meanwhile, Kanna has joined a militant underground resistance group and conspires to lead a gang of armed Tokyo residents against Friend's oppressive regime, while Kenji comes back from the presumed dead with an axe to grind.
Having exiled all of the Jewish doctors from Russia, Joseph Stalin finds his health quickly fading. He turns to a bold young doctor who has a good reputation, and a long list of enemies. While treating the paranoid dictator, she is forced listen to his twisted philosophies and becomes caught in his web of oppression.
In January 2013, Poitras was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as 'citizen four', who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100 percent real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes.
On Christmas eve a driven, publishing executive is visited by the ghost of her former boss, who takes her on a journey through her past, present and future; in hopes she will see that she has lost sight of what is truly important in life.
Gilles Bourdos' atmospheric drama tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir as he falls in love with the same woman as his son Jean, who returns home after being wounded in World War I.
When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family's home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.
Five random days in the lives of a French family, spread out over twelve years, paint a telling picture of the ups and downs of human relationships in this comedy-drama from France. Winner of three Cesar Awards in 2009, including Most Promising Actor and Actress. Directed by Remi Bezancon and stars Jacques Gamblin, Zabou Breitman and Deborah Francois.
The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War Two and his battle to overcome his inner demons. Winner of six Norwegian Amanda Awards in 2009, including Best Film. Directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, and stars Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen and Nicolai Cleve Broch.
In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.
A humble bookshop owner falls for an American multi-millionaire film star when she visits London to promote her latest movie. The unlikely duo soon face all manner of obstacles to make their romance work, but will it pay off or destroy what could have been?
Modeling agent Helen Harris spends her days at fashion shows and her nights at the city's hottest clubs. But her carefree lifestyle comes to a screeching halt when she finds herself the guardian for her sister's three children. Along the way, Helen finds support in the most unusual places - with the handsome principal of the kids' school - and realizes the choice she has to make is between the life she's always loved and the new loves of her life.
Based on the outrageous true story, this film shows how one congressman who loved a good time, one Houston socialite who loved a good cause and one renegade CIA agent who loved a good fight conspired to bring about the largest covert operation in history: to deftly operate the levers of power to funnel money and weapons to the Mujahedin of Afghanistan following the Soviet invasion of their country in late 1979.