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LAWLESS, 11:00 Sun 2 September
“It is not the violence that sets a man apart. It’s the distance he’s prepared to go.”
Lawless is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic gangster tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant’s family in his novel “The Wettest County in the World”, the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation’s most notorious crime wave. From director John Hillcoat, starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Guy Pearce.
UNTOUCHABLES (Intouchables), 11:00 Sun 16 September
“Sy and Cluzet are superb actors who demolish stereotypes about race and social class by finding a common humanity in their characters. Acting this good forgives a lot of sins.” Rolling Stone
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat (Francois Cluzet) hires a young man (Omar Sy) from the projects to be his caretaker. Defying all expectations, the two form a close bond, and each enriches the other’s life in this unexpected buddy movie-with-a-twist. Based on a true story, this is the second most successful French film ever at the box office. (The highest grossing is Bienvenue chez lez Ch’tis, in case it should come up in a Cinema Quiz!)