THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUPLE
DAS SCHÖNSTE PAAR
2018, ARTE, 95 min, Germany/France, Dir: Sven Taddicken

Schoolteachers Malte and Liv are on summer vacation on the Mediterranean coast when they are attacked by a group of teenage intruders, a traumatic event that ultimately takes the couple years to overcome mentally and emotionally. Just when they begin to move on with their lives, Malte has a chance encounter with one of the perpetrators, and the couple are faced with a choice: continue to repress the experience or indulge their fantasies for revenge. Starring Luise Heyer, Maximilian Brückner and Leonard Kunz. “In terms of the emotive arc offered to the viewer, this film does things that are completely unexpected, and in doing so it moves far beyond the usual scope of narratives about recovery or revenge.” - Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film.


SUDDEN DEATH
1995, Universal, 111 min, USA, Dir: Peter Hyams

A crowded sports arena becomes a war zone when terrorists take the U.S. vice president hostage during a hockey game. Fire marshal Jean-Claude Van Damme is the only thing that stands in the way of ex-CIA agent Powers Boothe, who plans to blow the NHL Stanley Cup Finals to kingdom come if he doesn’t get the millions he demands. Luc Robitaille and Mario Lemieux are among the real-life hockey players who take the ice in this DIE HARD-esque action thriller.


JUDY & PUNCH
2019, 105 min, Dir: Mirrah Foulkes

Playing out like a twisted marriage between “Monty Python” and SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY, Australian actress Mirrah Foulkes’ feature directorial debut is a one-of-a-kind, anarchic pummeling of the senses in the best possible way. Judy (Mia Wasikowska) and her husband Punch (Damon Herriman) are puppeteers in the town of Seaside. While Judy is the real talent, it’s Punch who receives the plaudits and spends his time getting endlessly drunk. When a domestic argument escalates into violence, Punch ends up killing Judy – or so he thinks. Soon, a righteously angry Judy is plotting revenge and no one in this hamlet marked by ugliness within and without will escape unscathed.


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