Release Date: March 29, 2011, 9:53 am
A dangerously addictive online game, a wondrous mysterious tale, a chilling tale, a vivid and bizarre imagination, and a sensual drama are titles coming from the indie entertainment outfit.Movie Grade: DVD Grade:
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When teen lovers Gaspard (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Strayed) and Marion (Pauline Etienne, Private Lessons) stumble upon a lost cell phone, they decide to track down the owner – and find him, dead, in what appears to be a mysterious suicide ceremony. Next to him lies a half-conscious girl, Audrey (Louise Bourgoin of Luc Besson's The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec). Possessing femme fatale looks and an enigmatic tattoo, Audrey lures Gaspard into Black Hole, a dangerously addictive online game. Gaspard's game avatar encounters beautiful but poisonous singer Sam (Moon Dailly, OSS 117), who attracts victims in the virtual world and seduces them to commit suicide in real life. Could Sam's alter ego in the real world be Audrey? Could Gaspard be her next victim? He will have to journey deeper into Black Hole to learn the terrible truth in BLACK HEAVEN from Gilles Marchand, screenwriter of the Isabelle Adjani/Gerard Depardieu hit Bon Voyage.
Street Date:April 12, 2011
FROM THE IMAGINATION OF THE ACCLAIMED, ONE-OF-A-KIND FILMMAKER FRANCOIS OZON (UNDER THE SAND, SWIMMING POOL) COMES THIS WONDROUS, MYSTERIOUS TALE THAT BLENDS MAGIC-REALISM AND AN AFFECTING TALE OF FAMILY
When French factory worker Katie (Alexandra Lamy, Modern Love), a struggling single mother with a precocious 7-year-old daughter (Melusine Mayance), falls in love with her Spanish co-worker Paco (Sergi Lopez, Pan's Labyrinth), they produce something truly extraordinary: Ricky. But the angelically beautiful baby soon develops bumps on his back that look suspiciously like – well, it's something that gets the media in an uproar. This miraculous little creature brings the young family challenges and joys no parent could be prepared for ... or could ever live without. "RICKY demonstrates [Ozon's] artistic growth while also being shockingly original, wrote Armond White of New York Press. Lamy and Lopez continue Ozon's intensely erotic casting." An Official Selection of the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival and given four stars by Time Out New York, RICKY is a remarkable departure for the intellectually rigorous Francois Ozon, whose new film, the comedy Potiche, stars France's biggest screen icons: Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu.
Street Date:April 12, 2011
VISIONARY DIRECTOR PHILIP RIDLEY (THE REFLECTING SKIN, THE PASSION OF DARKLY NOON) RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN AFTER A 14-YEAR ABSENCE WITH THIS CHILLING TALE OF THE SUPERNATURAL
Jamie Morgan (Jim Sturgess, Across the Universe, Michael Winterbottom's upcoming The Promised Land) is a talented young photographer whose disfiguring heart-shaped birthmark makes him an outsider in his rough East London neighborhood. Developing pictures he has taken in an abandoned lot, Jamie discovers a hooded figure peering from behind a window. Investigating this mysterious image, he stumbles into a horrific world of reptilian monsters posing as street gangs, violence inflicted on the most innocent, and a demon (Joseph Mawle, Made in Dagenham, the upcoming Women in Love miniseries) with the power to offer Jamie everything he's ever dreamed of – at a deadly price. HEARTLESS, a dark urban fairy tale (Nick Pinkerton, The Village Voice) offers echoes of both Donnie Darko and Michelangelo Antonioni's classic Blow-Up. The superb cast also includes Clemence Poesy (127 Hours), Ruth Sheen (Another Year), Timothy Spall (The King's Speech, Harry Potter) and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes, Happy-Go-Lucky). This bracingly ambitious mixture of Faustian fantasy and graphic urban thriller (The Daily Express) is like nothing else, heartstopping and darkly beautiful.
Street Date:April 26,2011
FROM THE CREATORS OF BRITISH COMEDY SMASH THE MIGHTY BOOSH COMES THE STORY OF A GUY WITH A VERY VIVID – AND BIZARRE – IMAGINATION
In the wildly inventive, BUNNY AND THE BULL, a lonely guy goes on a once-in-lifetime globe-hopping adventure – without ever leaving his apartment. Stephen Turnbull (Edward Hogg) hasn't left the house in months. When an infestation of mice wreaks havoc on his daily routine, he finds his mind going back to a disastrous trek round Europe he undertook the previous year with his best friend Bunny (Simon Farnaby). As the story progresses Stephen reconstructs the journey using objects found around his flat, while hallucinations of several people from the journey trouble him in this offbeat and hilarious comedy from the creators of the cult hit series The Mighty Boosh.
Street Date:April 26, 2011
A FINANCIALLY STRAPPED COLLEGE STUDENT ENTERS THE SEX TRADE TO MAKE ENDS MEET – AND HER EDUCATION REALLY BEGINS – IN STUDENT SERVICES, A SENSUAL DRAMA BASED ON A SCANDALOUS FRENCH MEMOIR
Despite holding a part-time job, college freshman Laura (the stunning Deborah Francois of the acclaimed L'Enfant and The Page Turner) is unable to make ends meet. Having run out of options and desperate for cash, she answers an Internet ad: Joe, 57, seeks female student for tender moments. One hundred euros an hour. Just this once, Laura promises herself. Three days later, the nervous girl is naked in a hotel room with Joe, and the downward spiral begins. By her second customer, Laura already wants to stop. But will she be able to?
Street Date:April 26, 2011
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