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After the death of a councilman in a shanty town, local police and politicians try any method to avenge the death - including the arrests and trials of innocent people.
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A curmudgeonly owner of a Kosher bakery hires a Muslim teenager as his apprentice, and when the kid's marijuana stash falls into the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves.
The film explores the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. After marrying at the tender age of 19, Effie quickly realizes her marriage is a lie when Ruskin refuses to consummate it. Yearning
Two strong-willed Scottish sisters take their late father's ashes to Cuba -- the site of many family tales of his services to the Revolution. Once in Havana, the two women promptly lose the ashes and experience a series of misadventures to try to recover them.
An updated version of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," taking place in the 1920s, when a young girl named Mary brings her new nutcracker doll to life.
A world-renowned scientist, and a dedicated family man struggling to accept his daughter's death, Charles Darwin is torn between his love for his deeply religious wife and his own growing belief in a world where God has no place. He finds himself caught in a battle between faith and reason, love and
On the windswept moors of 19th century Yorkshire, the Bronte sisters emerge from their strange fantasy worlds and their brother's drug-addled demise to become the world's most famous authors.
Set in the 1840s, the story follows Maria Merryweather, a 13-year-old orphan on her journey to the mysterious Moonacre Manor. There she finds herself in a crumbling house of secrets and mystery, in a world caught up in time. Maria discovers that she is the last Moon Princess. and she has only unti
Two friends have a dream--to make a movie. Wannabe producer Joe and his talented but neurotic director friend Baggy head to London to sell what they know is a script made of gold. Encountering nothing but closed doors, their luck changes when an equally desperate producer (and general lowlife) is w
Four charismatic Immortals go on a quest to locate the Holy Grail of their world.
The twenties have roared. The thirties have yet to swing. John Whittaker, a young Englishman, falls madly in love with Larita, a sexy and glamorous American woman, and they marry impetuously. However, when the couple returns to the family home, his mother Mrs. Whittaker has an instant allergic reaction to her new daughter in law. Larita tries her best to fit in, but fails to tiptoe through the minefield laid by her mother in law. Larita quickly realizes Mrs. Whittaker''s game and sees that she must fight back if she''s not going to lose John. A battle of wits ensues and sparks soon fly. Mrs. Whittaker manipulates every situation to undermine her, while Larita remains frustratingly calm and engineers sassy counter attacks. Before long, Mrs. Whittaker''s manipulation starts to work on John and Larita feels their love is in danger of slipping away. In a grand finale, where the secrets from Larita''s past are revealed, she finally makes a break for freedom from the suffocating house.
A couple whose lives are almost destroyed by infidelity, the paranormal and bad weather when they purchase a remote, dilapidated cottage.
On the eve of World War II in a Yorkshire mining town, the Carraclough family, who have fallen on hard times, are forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog, to the Duke of Rudling. When she succeeds in escaping her cage, Lassie finds herself transported five hundred miles away to the Duke's remote ca
Set under the brutally sunny skies of Depression-era Los Angeles, a tale of obsession that focuses on a city both exotic and vulgar, glamorous and raunchy--a place of heat and dust. Full of imports--palm trees from Egypt and people from everywhere in search of health and wealth, fame and fortune--L.
A pair of buddies produce a documentary spoof, claiming the footage is actually from a top secret extra-terrestrial autopsy.
Urban Explorers are extreme sports' answer to computer hackers: a growing breed of thrill-seekers who thrive on infiltrating the planet's most dangerous man-made structures--just because they can.
Abandoned at an early age, Oliver Twist is forced to live in a workhouse lorded over by the awful Mr. Bumble, who cheats the boys of their meager rations. Desperate yet determined, Oliver makes his escape to the streets of London. Penniless and alone, he is lured into a world of crime by the siniste
During the last gasp of the British Empire in Swaziland, South East Africa, in 1969, 11-year-old Ralph witnesses his mother's adultery with his father's best friend. His parents divorce and Ralph is sent to boarding school. His father, Harry, not only loses his wife and best friend, but also his pos
In Central Africa in 1870, accompanied by a group of indigenous hunters, Scottish anthropologist Jamie Dodd scours the rain forest in search of a rare species. Following in Darwin's footsteps, the young scientist hopes to find the 'missing link' that forms the evolutionary bridge between ape and hum
Set in New Zealand in 1868. Tells the tale of a woman forced to travel deep into Maori territory to rescue her son.
Set in Shanghai in the late 1930s, the story of the relationship between a disillusioned former US diplomat and a refugee White Russian countess reduced to a sordid life in the city's bars. Todd Jackson (mid-40s), once an American diplomat filled with idealism, has lost his sight several years earli
In the early years of the 17th century, North America is much as it has been for the previous five thousand years--a vast land of seemingly endless primeval wilderness populated by an intricate network of tribal cultures. Although these nations live in graceful harmony with their environment, their
A brave-but-undersized pigeon, named Valiant, dreams of joining the elite Royal Homing Pigeon Service and serving crown and country during World War II. Despite his small stature, Valiant's ambitions are enormous as he keeps a stiff upper beak and endures rigorous training in preparation for a dange
It's the 1660s, and Edward 'Ned' Kynaston is England's most celebrated leading lady. Women are forbidden to appear on stage and Ned profits, using his beauty and skill to make the great female roles his own. But King Charles II is tired of seeing the same old performers in the same old tragedies.
In London in 1938, actress Julia Lambert is at her peak, physically and profesionally, but her successful theatrical career and her marriage to handsome impressario Michael Gosselyn have become stale and unfulfilling. She longs for novelty, excitement, sparks. Enter Tom Fennell. a younger man who cl
For centuries, two races have evolved hidden deeply within human culture - the aristocratic, sophisticated Vampires, and the brutal, feral Lycans (werewolves). To humanity, their existence is no more than a whisper of a myth. But to each other, they are lifelong mortal rivals, sworn to wage a secret war until only one race is left standing. In the midst of this ongoing struggle, a Vampire warrior, Selene, discovers a Lycan plot to kidnap a young human doctor. After shadowing Michael through the city, she forms an unprecedented bond with him, and when the Lycans make their next move, Selene is there to fend off their vicious assault. As she races to save Michael and unravel the Lycan intrigue surrounding him, Selene discovers a secret that has terrifying repercussions for both tribes--a nefarious plan to awaken a new invincible species of predator that combines the strengths of both creatures and the weaknesses of neither, which threatens to tip the balance of power in favor of the werewolves, who have been on the losing end of the struggle for centuries.
Two young gentlemen living in 1890's England use the same pseudonym on the sly, which is fine until they fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities.
An adaptation based on the autobiography of the acclaimed Polish composer, Wladyslaw Szpilman, who detailed his survival during World War II, and narrowly escaped a roundup that sent his family to a death camp. A composer and pianist, Szpilman played the last live music heard over Polish radio airwa
This experimental ensemble piece splits the screen between four simultaneous storylines: the filming of a period movie, a documentary about the making of that movie, a murder plot, and a bizarre maid service. The four stories ultimately converge during the festivites of the Venice Carnival.
A World War II, prisoner-of-war drama about a group of American POWs. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Stuart McLean, the officers--Major Ian Campbell, Captain Ernest Gorgon and Lieutenant Tom Rigden--endure harsh treatment at the hands of their Japanese captors, while building a railway through the Burmes
In 17th century Paris, a dashing swordsman named D'Artagnan finds himself at odds with the powerful forces taking over France. He sets out from the village of Gascogne on a dual mission: to join the King's elite guard of Musketeers and to search for the man who murdered his parents fourteen years ea
Inspired by a true-story during WWII, a comedic drama that illustrates just how far some soldiers are willing to go for their country. American Special Agent Steven O'Rourke or, as he is mockingly referred to by his superior officers, "Special Agent Almost," has come dangerously close to pulling off
In the cradle of faith that is Jerusalem, two seemingly mismatched people from different worlds and cultures-- Vatican-appointed Jesuit priest Matt Gutierrez and Israeli archeologist Sharon Golban --make a tenuous alliance to investigate a find that not only threatens the very foundations of western
Iris Murdoch, Professor of Philosophy and celebrated author and her husband, Professor of Literature John Bayley, are guests-of-honour at a banquet at Somerville College. Iris Murdoch gives a brilliantly witty speech and finishes with an Irish folk song, "The Lark in the Clear Air". As she begins to
Set in the late 1920s, Luzhin is a shambling, unworldly chess Grand Master who arrives in the Italian Lakes to play the match of his life and unexpectedly finds the love of his life. Discovering his prodigious talent in boyhood overshadowed by his parents' failing marriage, Luzhin's lyrical passion
Set in the opulent social scene of England and Italy between 1903 and 1909, the story of two marriages dangerously intertwined in a web of secrets and lies. Adam Verner, an American billionaire art collector, and his sheltered daughter Maggie marry, only to discover that their respective spouses--th
Set in 1950's England, this is the tale of Nigel, Earl of Marshwood, who returns home to his aristocratic English family with his fiancee, American movie star Miranda Frayle, much to the dismay of his mother, Countess Felicity.
Set amidst the expatriate community of Florence in 1938 -- during the rise of Fascism on the eve of World War II -- a penniless, widowed young British socialite, Mary Panton, travels to Italy to take up residence in the villa of some absent friends, only to find herself embroiled in a love triangle
Arriving in the aftermath of a very bloody London bank robbery, police arrest sole survivor Jo Simpson and attempt to piece together what happened. Interrogated by Professor Corner, Simpson tells her story of two young bank robbers, who were as concerned with being famous as with sucessfully pulling
When Lily, a British woman living on her family's estate in post-independence India circa 1954, gives birth prematurely in a former British hospital while her journalist husband is away on assignment, she turns to Cotton Mary, an Anglo-Indian nurse who promises that "God will feed the child." "God,"
In a moment of youthful indiscretion, Sir Robert Chiltern provided an Austrian baron with secret Foreign Office information. As payment he received the money that became the basis of his fortune and of his splendid, otherwise unimpeachable government career. Years later, he is blackmailed by a myste
A mix of fact and fiction which tells the story of Dostoyevsky's struggles as an impoverished, gambling-addicted writer and his relationship with the stenographer hired to take dictation of his novel "The Gambler." The story-within-a-story parallels the romance between Dostoyevsky and Anna with that
A look at the lives of two friends united by their experiences of finding and losing love. Cora is a lively and outspoken single mother. Ellen is a shy creative cartoonist. Their disparate worlds collide in Edinburgh where they form a colorful, strong bond and survive the true tests of friendship.
Story about a young guy who sees with the eyes of an animal. Bobby is a brain-damaged adolescent who takes to the woods, finding wonder and a home in the natural world. But there is danger also in nature and beneath the surface there is something disquieting going on. When Bobby meets Summers, an ol
A collection of law-dodging characters in London are brought together by coincidence when a streetwise young man loses half-a-million pounds in a card game. He has a week to get together the money or face losing some fingers. Desperate, he and his friends decide to rip off a gang who are planning to
Based on memoirs, the story of an American family living in Paris in the sixties and seventies, told from the point of view of the daughter, Channe. The father, Bill Willis, is a successful expatriate writer, a WWII veteran haunted by his experiences in the Pacific. His wife, Marcella, is an emotion
An adaptation of Virginia Wolf's 1925 novel about a melancholic middle-aged society woman--"a perfect hostess"--who, thrown into a crisis, reflects upon her life as a politician's wife during the days of World War I. Her story takes place over the course of one day and is juxtaposed with that of a b
A poetic ethereal ride centered around a young American man who hunts for his estranged girlfriend in Colorado, Paris and ultimately, Budapest, and encounters many eccentrics and bizarre situations along the way.
A man tries to leave his mistress after his wife attempts suicide.
Set in 1913 from the Joseph Conrad classic, the sole white resident of an East Indian island has an ill-fated love affair with a local itinerant musician and must defend his island homeland against three insidious intruders.
A 19-year old American girl, Lucy travels to the lush countryside of Tuscany to spend the summer with family friends. She has two motives. The first is to renew her acquaintance with the handsome young boy from a neighboring family with whom she had shared her first kiss on a visit four years earlie
Cruella DeVil owns and runs the fashionable House DeVil, catering to her two passions: clothes and fur. But when her most talented and industrious designer, Anita, falls hopelessly in love and marries beau Roger, Cruella is threatened by the shift in loyalty. Paying a visit to the newlyweds'' home, her temper thaws when she finds that a litter of Dalmation puppies is due. Intent upon adding them to her growing collection, she brandishes her check book only to discover the pups are not for sale. However, Cruella doesn''t understand the word no, and she sends her hapless henchmen Jasper and Horace to steal what can''t be bought. As Cruella preens in readiness for her new finery, the entire canine kingdom is racing to rescue the pups.
The story of the year the Oxford and Cambridge boat race changed from a gentleman's race to one where winning was everything.
This is the story of a famous painter and of a young girl, Francoise, an aspiring painter. Their affair, which lasts 10 years, begins in 1943 during the German occupation of Paris. The painter is Picasso; he is in his 60s, and as wild and passionate as a youth. His path is littered with former mistresses and, while swearing eternal love to Francoise, he pays regular visits to the sensual, phlegmatic Marie-Therese, the brilliant Dora, also a painter, whose feelings for him have brought her to a nervous breakdown, and his Russian wife, Olga, a former dancer, whom he has driven to the point of actual madness. Francoise has to accept all these women and their offspring as part of her relationship with Picasso. Moreover, she has to accept his unpredictable moods, his outrageous sense of humor, his stinginess, his childish tyrannies, and his delight in making others submit to his whims. But when Picasso begins yet another new affair, Francoise realizes that, to save herself, she must leave him.
Set during a recent European revolution, when the students have just begun to rise, the film focuses on the unusual relationship between Dr. Pavenic and his housekeeper, Ana. In the midst of a night alive with the rattle of gunfire and burning buildings, the doctor tells the story of his obsession f
William Adamson is a naturalist who has spent years of research on insect life in South America. Returning to England in 1858, William is taken under the wing of Reverend Harold Alabaster, an amateur insect collector of great wealth who, like many educated men of his era, finds nature and naturalist
Set just prior to the French Revolution, the story revolves around Thomas Jefferson, then US ambassador to France, and his relationship with Maria Cosway, the unhappy wife of an unfaithful husband.
Since being published in 1908, the tales of Mole, Rat, Badger and Toad have captivated families worldwide, giving readers a glimpse into daily life on the Riverbank. As the seasons change, viewers are taken on a whimsical journey through Spring picnics among the brightly colored flowers, lazy Summer
The life of times of King George III, who lapsed in and out of occasional comas due to a metabolic imbalance. The King's son, the Prince of Wales, took advantage of those times, trying to seize power.
A chess game depicted in a priceless Flemish painting may solve parallel murders from the 15th century and present day.
Rudyard Kipling''s classic tale of a young boy raised in the wild who tries to integrate himself into human society.
Adaptation of Joseph Conrad''s 1902 novel about a young British colonialist in Africa who journeys up the Congo River, where his most shocking discovery is "civilized" man''s inherent greed and savagery.
A proper British butler sacrifices happiness to remain faithful to his position.
Set in 1920s Indochina, a young French girl becomes romantically and sexually involved with a Chinese man.
A noblewoman''''s surprising bequest puts three families from different social levels on a collision course.
Two noted British explorers become rivals in the quest to find the source of the Nile.
A little boy and his kindly grandmother thwart the efforts of a coven of witches to rid Britain of children by turning them into mice.
A romantic drama set in the Sahara Desert in 1948.
A visionary epic of obsession and beauty about Jacques Mayol, the handsome diver who is so at home in the water that he seems only half-human. Jacques' best friends are a family of playful porpoises and Enzo Molinari, his swaggering Italian diving rival. Jacques and Enzo grew up together in the Medi
A man discovers that the woman he deserted has died of a broken heart.
Marital infidelity among upper-class British society.
A British tax collector tries to unmask a murderous Indian cult.
Story of the great train robber Ronald Biggs.
A young Englishman struggles to build a life as a gay man.
An Englishwoman visiting Florence is torn between her straitlaced fiance and a young Bohemian.
A timid shop clerk discovers a plant from outer space that lives on blood.
A progressive monk solves a mysterious death in a monastery with the help of his young novice.
It's 1932, and Guy Bennett is coming to terms with his own hidden homosexuality while his classmate Tommy discovers the work of Karl Marx. As Bennett grows increasingly infatuated with an underclassman, the school's rigid structure threatens to crush him.
A young American guy scrounges the money to buy himself an education at Oxford, where he falls for an aristocratic young woman and rises to become the star of the crew team.
Pink is a depressed, burnt out rock star, sitting in a Los Angeles hotel room reflecting on the disapointment that is his life. Feeling trapped by fame, and wounded by his failed personal relationships, he attempts to break down the wall that he has built around himself to distance himself from the pain that he first experienced as a child after the death of his father.
Hilter''s most feared undercover secret agent in Britain has learned that an apparent army build-up in southeastern England is a hoax adecoy into luring the Germans into thinking tat the Allied invasion will strike at Calais, not Normandy. He is captured before he can relay the message to Germany. Based on the best selling novel Ken Follett.
An adaptation of the novel by Daphne du Maurier about wealthy Lady Dona St. Columb who leaves the corrupt royal society in London to seek peace and solitude in her family home in Cornwall. On her arrival, she discovers that French pirates are raiding the local community and one particular pirate, Je
Four-part adaptation of a novel by Joanna Trollope. Loyalties are divided, factions are formed and friendships are torn apart during a battle to preserve the choir of an English cathedral.
An animated special based on Beatrix Potter's story.
Casting (TV Mini-Series)
Miniseries inspired by Jonathan Swift's novel. An English physician, shipwrecked for eight years, finally returns home and recounts an unbelievable odyssey of strange lands and fantastic creatures.
Casting (TV Mini-Series)
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