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KOLYA (1996)

Certification12 Our Rating

Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, 1997, this charming Czechoslovakian comedy-drama features the most edibly adorable child star ever in Andrej Chaliman as five year old Kolya. Abandoned after his love-struck mother flees to Germany, Kolya is left at the mercy of confirmed bachelor and child-phobic cellist Louka, who's foolishly entwined himself in a marriage of convenience with the kid's mum. The political background, while necessary, never becomes too bogged-down, and indeed provides t find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

An actor most famous for his portrayl of Mephisto, the man who sold his soul to the devil, sells out to the Nazi regime. His ambition over-rides all other concerns as he climbs his way to the top. A brilliantly made study of ruthless egotism. find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

All twelve episodes from the first series of the classic satirical puppet show. No target was safe from the series' gunsights: Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet, the opposition, the Liberals, Ronald Reagan, the Pope and the Royal Family could all find themselves up for a painful ribbing on any given programme. The series was worked around the current week's news stories and featured a number of famous impressionists, including Chris Barrie, Rory Bremner, Phil Cornwell, Steve Coogan, John Culs find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

It's 1980s East Germany and our anti-hero, an accomplished surveillance officer, is ordered to spy on a successful and outwardly loyal playwright and his actress girlfriend, but the motive is not entirely political, involving the lust for the girl of a political commissar and the career prospects of his immediate superior. The Stasi officer is dragged into the Kafkaesque web created by this moral duplicity in this compelling and twisting tale. First class. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Alicia is a wealthy middle class Argentinean who has wafted through life pretty much oblivious to life outside the rarefied atmosphere in which she resides. It is only when Alicia decides to investigate the birth parents of her adopted daughter that her world begins to collapse, because the more she delves the more she discovers about Argentina's military junta, a despotic and murderous regime responsible for the deaths of thousands of its own people. The Official Story is a heart-rending dramat find out more...