The sequel to the worldwide smash hit "Olympus Has Fallen" begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head, and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.
The return of the Medici to Florence is an out-and-out triumph, with Albizzi in prison for his attempt to become the city's tyrant. The Signoria is inclined to sentence him to death, but when Pope Eugene IV - having led to Florence following riots in Rome - asks for clemency for him, the situation becomes complicated.
This story spans several decades. In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. Cecilia, he hopes, has comparable feelings; all it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony - who has a crush on Robbie - is compelled to interfere, going so far as accusing Robbie of a crime he did not commit.
Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but he is arrested - and with Briony bearing false witness, the course of three lives is changed forever. Briony continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love. (Movie, 2007)
Starring: Keira Knightley, James Mcavoy, Saoirse Ronan, Romola Garai, Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Blethyn, Julia West, Harriet Walter, Juno Temple, Patrick Kennedy, Charlie Von Simson, Felix Von Simson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfie Allen
Director: Joe WrightAtonement
Popular Danish crime series The Bridge returns to SBS in April with a brand new season. Season 2 sees world-weary Danish inspector Martin Rhode (Kim Bodnia) team up once again with young smart yet emotionally disconnected Swedish inspector Saga Noren (Sofia Helen) 13 months after the events of the first season.
Set in a cinema multiplex before the digital age, when films came on reels not portable hard-drives. Inspired by screenwriter Niki Aken's experience as a projectionist during university, this Australian drama is based on the reactions of people she has shown into the projection room.
Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. But upon returning home to his wife and children, he finds he can't leave the war behind.
King Louis XIV's continued insomnia makes him increasingly volatile, meaning Marchal's loyalty counts for nothing following his failure to prove the worst poisonings were solely the work of his now-dead suspect. Claudine continues to investigate the mystery toxin, while Sophie seeks a solution to her situation - a marriage not just loveless, but cruel. Meanwhile, devout Father Pascal dares to reveal to Louis what Madame de Montespan attempted.
The British Royal Army massacres the colonial militia in Lexington. The remaining colonials clash again with the Royal Army at Concord, forcing the British to retreat to Boston. While both sides prepare for an inevitable war, Sam Adams and John Hancock, along with Benjamin Franklin, desperately attempt to convince the rest of the representatives in Congress to support their fight for independence.
Ragnar tells Floki of the heavy price he has paid for his actions but as Floki remains a prisoner, a mysterious visitor to Ragnar counsels mercy. Intrigue prevails at the French Court as Rollo finds an unlikely ally in Count Odo, but can't escape the contempt of his new bride. Bjorn must fight a fierce opponent in the wilderness but will he survive the threat that Erlendur and Kalf are sending his way?
The yule log burns in the Great Hall in Kattegat and, though Floki must remain out in the cold, other visitors are welcomed, among them a Norwegian King and Bjorn, with a new partner we've met before. King Aelle visits Wessex for Christmas and is not impressed with how family relations are developing. In Paris, Rollo's future hangs in the balance - can he win over his new bride, Gisla, as a Papal delegation arrives to arrange a divorce?
Philippe returns to the Court after the war a changed man. Louis decides to organise a spectacular Royal Show in the gardens of Versailles to celebrate the French victory. A humiliated Cassel is forced to live at Versailles, but the conspiracy spreads. Beatrice informs Sophie that they're not after all the blue-blooded aristocrats they claim to be. Henriette again stokes up the rivalry between Louis and Philippe: she's pregnant, but she doesn't know by which brother. (S.1 Ep.3) (Class. tba)
King Ecbert's ambitions are uncovered as he schemes to gain the crown of Mercia; the Vikings attack with considerable force; Harbard, the mysterious wanderer, is back and causes a stir among the women of Kattegat.
As Ragnar and Floki remain at odds in Kattegat, Rollo makes great efforts in Paris to win over his new bride, Princess Gisla. Bjorn's survival skills are put to the test in the wilderness, while King Ecbert sets the task for his son Aethelwulf to rescue Queen Kwenthrith from opposing forces in Mercia.
When Kya found herself falling hard for her online connection, Alyx, the guilt forced Kya to confess she was using a fake identity. To her surprise, Alyx forgave her and since then their relationship has only gotten stronger.
As her relationship with Logan blossoms, Johnson agrees to help a zoo get its reluctant gorilla to mate. As Betty looks to the clinic sperm bank to get her girlfriend pregnant, Libby and Paul find solace at the apartment.
This film chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary.
At Lazarus House Jonah makes Mr Joseph look bad in front of the Catholic Education inspectors. After school Jonah and the Fobba-liscious boys decide to hold up the Tenpin Bowling centre using a machete in order to steal the 'golden bowling ball'. The boys end up in Garingal Juvenile Justice Centre.
King Louis XIV makes plans to send an army into the Netherlands, and Philippe oversees troops training with a new weapon - leaving his new bride at a loose end while the palace is fumigated. Cynical Madame de Montespan already despairing of her ailing newborn daughter's likely future, tackles the Catholic Church in the form of Father Pascal. Meanwhile, Chevalier incites a fight, envious of the attentions Philippe is paying to the King's chronicler Thomas Beaumont.
William of Orange 'tempts' the king to take the field against his Dutch army, so Queen Marie-Therese takes charge while Louis XIV is away at war - banning debauchery in the process. The visiting Sultan of Bijapur refuses to let a vital treaty signing sully the hands of the Queen, so pressure is placed on Philippe to step into his brother's shoes for the occasion. Meanwhile, Madame de Montespan seeks to lead innocent potential rival Isabelle astray with sinister intent.
Pierre is held prisoner by the French and faces a new ordeal as the relentless Russian winter sets in. In the shadow of tragedy, Natasha struggles to see a way forward, while Helene grapples with an awkward dilemma of her own. As the war rages on between the Russians and the French, will our Russian heroes ever find peace again?
Eating animals is one thing, but actually killing them is something very different. Hunting is a primal activity and it's alive and well in Australia. Dave heads way out of his comfort zone when he trades his life as a mild-mannered city slicker for the life of a knife-wielding hunter.
A series of short vignettes especially selected from the rich resource that is the ABC archive. Pulled out, dusted off and creatively re-voiced, some of our best archival gems get the comedy makeover they deserve.
Realising he is less than godlike, Louis XIV receives advice from pious Madame Scarron - but can the king truly humble himself? Desperate, Madame de Montespan is persuaded a dark ritual will reverse her fall from grace. Ordered to initiate intimacy with traitorous Thomas, Philippe finds himself forced to mask the motive from Chevalier to prevent an expected brutal response.
World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history killing more than 50 million people. But the world was not driven into the tragedy of invasion by a single dictator. People with disdain for capitalism turned to fascism, and the world's big businesses supported the Nazi regime. How did people let the dictators come to power? Newly discovered footage brings to life a story of those who put their future in the hands of dictators and opened the gates to disaster.
This drama series follows a defiant and radical group of young men - Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Dr. Joseph Warren - as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation.
As Russia declares war on Napoleon Bonaparte's French army, the lives of three young people are about to change forever. Pierre Bezukhov is a lost soul, out of place in St Petersburg society as the illegitimate son of a wealthy count who is now close to death. His dearest friend, Andrei Bolkonsky, is a brilliant man, but equally unhappy and eager for the challenge of war. Meanwhile, in Moscow, spirited teenager Natasha Rostova is desperate to experience life and love.
Andrei and Nikolai have survived their first encounter with the French, but a terrible new battle looms as the Russian commanders risk stepping into Napoleon's trap. At home in St Petersburg, Pierre wants to put his vast inheritance to good use, but Vassily and Helene are laying a trap of their own for him. Meanwhile, Natasha and Sonya are desperate for news from the front line.
Based on Margaret Atwood's novel, this dramatic series tells the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society that faces environmental disasters and a plummeting birth rate. In a desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world, the few remaining fertile women are forced into sexual servitude. In the first episode, Offred, one the few fertile women left in Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful commander and his resentful wife.
Punished by Serena Joy, Offred begins to unravel and reflects on her time with Moira at the Red Center. A complication during the Ceremony threatens Offred's survival with the Commander and Serena Joy.
The British Crown responds to the colonists' destruction of 600,000 pounds of tea by sending ruthless General Gage to Boston to snuff out the rebellion. The general's tumultuous relationship with his wife, Margaret, leaves her vulnerable to sympathising with the colonists and engages in an affair with one of them. To combat the growing threat of the British, Sam Adams, John Hancock, and John Adams meet with representatives at the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
Louis XIV learns the names of the nobles who purchased the poisons, but a last fatal batch reaches the palace, and humiliated Madame de Montespan has a plan for it. Facing a flaming death, brazen Madame Agathe predicts doom for the King and his royal line, while Sophie is torn emotionally, and traitorous Thomas realises Philippe is only acting affectionately to feed him misinformation.
A Yorkshire hill farmer on a visit to Liverpool finds a homeless boy on the streets. He takes him home to live as part of his family on the isolated Yorkshire moors where the boy forges an obsessive relationship with the farmer's daughter.
Nine months have passed since Lenny became Pope and, for the first time, he gives an audience to the Italian Prime Minister, who is shocked by the pontiff's anachronistic demands. Lenny further decides to begin a crusade against homosexual priests and asks Dussolier to take charge of it.
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Is a movie director's vision more vivid than a child's imagination? Challenge your students to compare what they've read with what they've watched in these film adaptations of classic books for children.
After your secondary students have finished reading their recommended texts, encourage them to "compare and contrast" classic and popular books with their movie adaptations from Australia and Hollywood.