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Certification12 Our Rating

An icy-cool study of violence both mediated and horribly real, the film follows a handful of seemingly unrelated characters all of whom perhaps by chance, perhaps by divine intervention, have the grave misfortune to be in an Austrian bank when a 19-year-old student starts unloading his revolver. find out more...
AKIRA (1987)

Certification15 Our Rating

2019. The Earth is on the brink of destruction, Tokyo shimmers with post-punk fetishism, gangs of cyberpunk bikers and rioting crowds are on the streets of the post-atomic city. The scene is set for comic-book ultra-violence in this remarkable animated nightmare of hyper-reality. find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

It is 1970 and nine-year old Anna is not amused. Seemingly overnight her bourgeois family have decided to abandon their middle class life and transform into leftist radicals. Gone is the grand family pad, gone are the new clothes and, humiliatingly, gone are Anna's beloved religious lessons. In their place is a cramped apartment filled with bearded revolutionaries, demonstrations and refugee nannies with strange cooking habits. But Anna is no wilting flower and before you can regurgitate the fir find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Set in Johannesburg (more than a welcome change to the usual formulaic Hollywood paradigm whereby LA or New York are not only the backdrop for disaster but act too as the centre-point of planet Earth), An ominous mothership hovers above Johannesburg containing an alien race of insectoid refugees. Derogatively referred to as 'Prawns' by humans they are cordoned off in an apartheid-esque fashion and forced to live a desolate and slum-like existence in the titular District 9. While forcibly relocat find out more...
DOGVILLE (2004)

Certification15 Our Rating

Grace is on the run, and in the small backwater town of Dogville it would seem she has found some safety. But the town's inhabitants are not so understanding when the Mob turn up looking for the errant outsider and as Grace's former saviours begin to turn against her she sets in motion a string of events that may leave the townsfolk of Dogville rueing the day she ever entered their lives. Dogville is the latest from the master of mainstream experimental, Lars Von Trier, a dark, hypnotic, visuall find out more...
GHOSTS (2006)

Certification15 Our Rating

On February 5th 2004 23 Chinese cockle-pickers drowned in Morecambe Bay, this is the story of the people behind the tragedy and the families in China still paying off their debts. When a young girl, Ai Qin, pays $25,000 to be smuggled into the UK, in order to support her family back in China, she becomes another one of 3 million migrant workers that have become the bedrock of our economy. Nick Broomfield's thoughtful, angry film provides a striking insight into the secret society upon which we r find out more...
HUNGER (2007)

Certification15 Our Rating

Bobby Sands was the IRA member who led the 1981 Long Kesh hunger strike as part of a campaign to achieve the status of political prisoners and not that of criminals. The first section of film deals with daily prison life, the 'dirty' protest and the violence, the second is a long discussion on the meaning of life with a sympathetic priest and the third depicts the last weeks and death of a man voluntarily dying of starvation. find out more...

CertificationU Our Rating

I Am Cuba is an epic poem to Communist kitsch - a dramatic journey though the decadence of Batista Havana set against the grinding poverty and oppression of the Cuban people. find out more...
KATYN (2007)

Certification15 Our Rating

Based on the novel 'Post Mortem: The Story of Katyn' by Andrzej Mularczyk this film tells the horrific story of the 1940 Soviet NKVD's massacre, and subsequent cover-up, of an estimated 22,000, mainly Polish, military officers, police and intellectuals. Rarely does a film about the horrors of organised genocide achieve in its representation such an honest and harrowing account of crimes against humanity. find out more...
LA HAINE (1996)

Certification15 Our Rating

Tense and engaging account of contemporary Parisian street life. The recriminations against the notorious police for an injured friend are realised by a documentary style of film making with voyeuristic undertones. Violently realistic and bitter drama. Excellent soundtrack. find out more...