From sexy French heartthrobs and Greek comedies to action-packed spectacles, April has it all.
Alain Delon Movie Season
Sundays in April
A French icon and giant of the silver screen, the magnetic Alain Delon was one of the most prominent French actors of the post-war era. Oozing sex appeal, the exotically handsome performer sprung from off-screen scandal to emerge as a uniquely enigmatic talent. This month we showcase five of his best films yet, including Two Men In Town, Three Men To Kill, The Gang, Flic Story and Death Of A Corrupt Man. You’re welcome!
Find out more about the magnetic Delon here.
The Gang – Sunday 2 April 6.50pm
In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as “the front-wheel drive gang”. How long will their luck last?
Three Men To Kill – Sunday 9 April 6.55pm
Delon plays Michel Gerfaut, a charming professional card player who out of nowhere becomes involved in retribution between high-level weapon traders.
Two Men In Town – Sunday 16 April 6.50pm
A 1973 French-Italian crime drama directed by José Giovanni and starring Jean Gabin as parole officer Germain Cazeneuve and Alain Delon as an ex-convict.
Flic Story – Sunday 23 April 6.35pm
A French detective must capture an escaped thief who incorporates cold-blooded murder into his escapades.
Death Of A Corrupt Man – Sunday 30 April 6.25pm
Corrupt politicians and their henchmen pursue a businessman (Delon) who’s in possession of damaging documents.
World Movies Premiere: Rio, I love You
Wednesday 19 April 8.30pm
This month we’re going to Rio with the third installment in the Cities of Love series, Rio, I Love You.
Did you know Bridget Jones heartthrob Partick Dempsey is directing the next Cities of Love film, Berlin, I Love You? Nor did we.
World Movies Premiere: Chavalier
Wednesday 26 April 8.30pm
Chevalier is a Greek comedy directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari. In the middle of the Aegean Sea, six men on a fishing trip (which just so happens to be aboard a luxury yacht) decide to play a game, competing against each other to win ‘The Best in General’ of them all.
9 of the best: Kills and Thrills
Friday and Saturdays 8.30pm
Want action? We have it all with punchy crimes and thrillers every Friday and Saturday night.
The Age Of Shadows – Saturday 1 April 8.30pm
A South Korean thriller which follows the activities of the Heroic Corps, an anti-Japanese independence organisation which exists during the Japanese colonial period in South Korea.
The Clan – Friday 7 April 8.30pm
The true story of the Puccio clan, a family with a dark secret lurking beneath their seemingly ordinary facade: they earn millions in ransom for the wealthy people they kidnap.
Goran– Saturday 8 April 8.30pm
Goran just wants to drive his taxi and take care of his blind wife Lina. But people close to him have their own agendas and dreams which threaten his carefree existence.
Inside Men – Friday 14 April 8.30pm
We journey to South Korea again where a former political henchman seeks revenge after being dropped by a ruthless politician.
Suburra – Saturday 15 April 8.30pm
An Italian mafia film where a gangster called ‘Samurai’ wants to turn the waterfront of Rome into a new Las Vegas.
Raman Raghav 2.0 – Friday 21 April 8.30pm
A Hindi film inspired by the infamous serial killer from the 1960s, Raman Raghav.
The Tunnel – Saturday 22 April 8.30pm
The Tunnel follows a survival story of a man who is trapped inside a collapsed tunnel.
Asura – Friday 28 April 8.30pm
A shady cop gets into trouble when he’s caught between internal affairs and the city’s corrupt mayor.
The Wave – Saturday 29 April 8.30pm
A Nordic thriller where a geologist must survive after a mountain in the narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapses and creates a violent tsunami.
World Movies Premiere: Aloys
Monday 10 April 8.30pm
Aloys follows the story of Aloys Adorn, a middle-aged private detective who lives and works with his father. He experiences life from a safe distance, through a video camera he keeps recording 24 hours a day, and the massive collection of surveillance tapes he organises and obsessively watches at home. But everything soon changes when his father dies.