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189. A Town Called Panic (2009)

Three toys live in the same house – intelligent Horse, and the not-so bright pair of Indian and Cowboy. With Horse’s birthday coming up soon, the inept pair decide to build him a barbecue in the back garden. First though, … Continue reading

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182. Sarah’s Key (2011)

When Parisian-based journalist Julia researches for a project on the infamous Vel D’Hiv round-up of French Jews in 1942, she inadvertently discovers her own link to this period of history. The apartment that her and husband are intending to move to, was in fact obtained … Continue reading

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167. The Pianist (2002)

Film 71 in C4 Top 100 War Films I wasn’t looking forward to this much, as my housemate had spent the last year ranting about it, since he accidentally mistook it for The Piano. But right from the outset, the … Continue reading

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157. Potiche (2010)

Catherine Deneuve plays Suzanne Pujol, the wife of a rich industrialist. She hardly has anything to do except running and the occasional chance to cook, when her servants are on holiday – she is a potiche, or a trophy-wife, and … Continue reading

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150. Senna (2010)

Like some people remember where they were when Kennedy was shot, I can recall exactly where I was and the shock and horror when the Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna was killed in the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994. He’d not … Continue reading

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98. Lacombe, Lucien (1974)

Film 42 in C4 Top 100 War Films When young Lucien fails to join the French Resistance on account of his age, he joins the French Gestapo, becoming more brutish and thuggish as time passes. He witnesses and is involved … Continue reading

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89. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

In 1994, three archaeologists and cave experts discovered a cave in the Ardèche region of southern France. Inside the cave was the biggest surprise to all the men, and ultimately the prehistoric art world, as the men had discovered cave paintings, … Continue reading

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