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Paramount 10-16 January

Paramount Cinemas - 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington - www.paramount.co.nz - ph (04) 384 4080

Times for week Thursday 10th – Wednesday 16th January

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Polisse - 127 min (R16 Offensive language, sexual themes & content that may disturb)2:40pm2:40pm2:40pm2:40pm2:40pm2:40pm2:40pm
Searching for Sugarman - 85 min (E)6:55pm6:55pm6:55pm6:55pm6:55pm6:55pm6:55pm
Seven Psychopaths - 111 min (R16 - violence & offensive language)2:55pm
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Sightseers - 95 min (R16 violence,offensive language and sex scenes)2:55pm
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Six Venice - 88 min (E)5:00pm5:00pm5:00pm5:00pm5:00pm5:00pm5:00pm
The Angel's Share - 101 min (R16 violence & offensive language)4:45pm4:45pm4:45pm4:45pm4:45pm4:45pm4:45pm
The Imposter - 95 min (E)12:50pm
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The Sessions - 95 min (M Contains sex scenes, nudity & sexual references)1:05pm1:05pm1:05pm1:05pm1:05pm1:05pm1:05pm
To Rome With Love - 112 min (M Contains offensive language and sexual references)12:50pm
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Polisse Based on real life cases, the horrific nature of what these cops do is presented in a stark, no-nonsense manner. The film does not dwell on these people so much as the ways the cops deal with them. Any chance at laughter or light is grabbed at as a way to allay the darkness of what they see every day.
Searching for Sugarman The extraordinary story od a Detroit musician who was a star in South Africa without his knowledge.
Seven Psychopaths Films about people writing films are not that rare, but this is certainly the bloodiest one I can remember seeing, outdoing even Barton Fink for death count. Colin Farrell plays Marty, and Irish screenwriter with an alcohol problem and a script with nothing but a title Seven Psychopaths. Marty wants to make a Bhuddist film from this title, something his best friend Billy says probably quite rightly is insane. Billy's a little unstable, but a loyal friend who is all too willing to help Marty out with his script. He's the sidekick of Hans, who makes a good living out of dognapping. But things go more than a little pear shaped when Billy snatches shih-tzu, Bonny, who belongs to seriously crazy mob boss Jimmy Costello
Sightseers This darkly hilarious British film is likely to be the most deranged flick you’ll see this holiday season. Imagine Natural Born Killers made by Mike Leigh and you’ll get some idea of what you’re in for. The film opens with Chris picking up his girlfriend, Tina, to go on a caravanning holiday. After wrestling her away from her overprotective mother, they hit the road, heading for such thrilling destinations as the Pencil and Tramways museums. The pair are jubilant at being on their own and free to travel. When an inconsiderate man litters on an historic tram, Chris loses his cool and when the opportunity arises in the parking lot, he runs him down. Initially horrified, Tina manages to convince herself that it was an accident and the couple continue on their way. When, at a Yorkshire campsite, Chris bludgeons an annoying camper to death and steals his dog, Tina can’t sweep that one under the rug quite so easily, but still stays with Chris. The only other option is to go back home to the overbearing mother she’s only just beginning to leave behind. And besides, you stand by your man, right? It’s not long before Tina is joining in, trying her hand at homicide and finding she likes it.
Six Venice A documentary trawling Venice for the answer to the question: What makes a city?
The Angel's Share Robbie is a young thug who has been sentenced to community service after yet another assault charge for fighting with a rival and his family. He’s desperate to change. His young girlfriend is pregnant and Robbie wants to be a good father. When Harry, the work-gang’s foreman, takes the team on a field trip to a distillery, Robbie’s curiosity is piqued, especially by the ‘Angel’s Share’ – the name given to the whiskey lost to evaporation during the distilling process. As he learns more about whiskey, and drags his new friends from community service along to his tastings, he realizes some whiskies are worth more than others. When he discovers an extremely rare cask is up for auction in the Scottish Highlands, he figures out that just a few bottles would be enough to set he and his friends up for life.
The Imposter Another one for the 'truth-is-stranger-than-fiction' file, this film tells the story of French con-artist Frederic Bourdin, who managed to convince a Texan family that he was their 16 year-old son and brother who went missing three years earlier. Numerous questions are raised by this even-handed doco, the most central is how could this man have convinced the family he was the person he said he was? Nicholas Barclay was a slight, blue-eyed blonde who would have been 16 when he was 'found' in Spain. Bourdin is a stocky 23 year-old, dark-haired and brown-eyed. Yet no one in the family questioned that he was their Nicholas - even when he couldn't speak English without a thick French accent.
The Sessions A film about a severely physically disabled man struggling to experience sex does not sound, on the face of it, like an enjoyable night out at the cinema. But the subject of this film, poet and journalist Mark O'Brien, has such an engaging sense of humor that the film is injected with a levity the subject matter does not instantly point to. Crippled from the neck down by a childhood brush with polio, Mark, with the support of his family and a series of carers, managed to complete college and pursued a successful career as a journalist. This is all the more remarkable when one considers that he could not survive more than a few hours outside an iron lung. Right from the start Mark exhibits an interest in sex. A young carer becomes the object of obsession, but leaves after Mark makes an ill-thought out marriage proposal. It is not until he's assigned an article on sex for the disabled that Mark begins to explore the possibility that he might be able to experience physical intimacy. His quest for it is hampered by his Catholic upbringing and the religion's strict attitudes toward sex.
To Rome With Love Multiple stories thread through the streets of Rome. A young American girl stops a nice-looking Italian man to ask directions to the Trevi Fountain. Within minutes theirs is a full blown romance and Mom and Dad are summoned to meet the in-laws. This meeting does not go well, with Woody Allen’s reluctantly retired music producer becoming enchanted by his new son-in-law’s father’s singing in the shower. He shoves the unwilling singer into the spotlight with disastrous results. In another thread a young American architect finds himself torn between two very different women and a voice in his head argues with him as he struggles to decide which, if either, is the best for him. In another twist on ‘the other woman’, a young Italian couple on their honeymoon become separated, the wife winding up with an older movie star while her husband struggles to impress business associates with a prostitute who stumbled into his room accidentally. The final thread deals with the idea of celebrity as everyman Roberto Begnini finds himself suddenly famous for no reason at all.
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