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Official Trailer for Battle of Britain Raf Pilots Film 'Mission of Honor'

"Get 303 up, now!" Cinedigm has released an official trailer for an indie action thriller film titled Mission of Honor, about a group of brave, determined Polish pilots in the Raf during World War II. The film was originally titled just Hurricane, but has been retitled for its Us release. Mission of Honor is the story of Squadron 303, a group of heroic pilots who fought in the skies over England in the Battle of Britain. The squadron consisted of Polish pilots, many of whom were veterans of the air battles involved in Germany's invasion of Poland. Equipped with nothing more than obsolete Raf planes and secondhand uniforms, they flew for all of those who had become casualties in one tyrant's quest for power. The film stars Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson, Stefanie Martini, Krystof Hádek, Marcin Dorocinski, Manuel Klein, and Raphael Desprez. This looks exactly as it sounds, if anyone is
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Win David Blair’s ‘Hurricane’ On Blu-Ray

We have three copies of the WWII Raf movie Hurricane, directed by David Blair, to give away on Blu-ray. The film lands on the home formats from 22nd October. Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson, Stefanie Martini, Krystof Hadek, Marcin Dorocinski, Filip Plawiak and Adrian Zamba are amongst the film’s impressive cast.

Hurricane tells the story of the Polish fliers who found themselves fighting for the freedom of their own country in foreign skies. Seen through the eyes of Jan Zumbach (Rheon), fighter ace and adventurer, it tells how the Poles, driven across Europe by the German war machine, finally made their last stand. Flying Hurricanes for the Raf over Britain, they became a key component in the legend of ‘The Few’. Up against the might of the Luftwaffe they hoped that, by saving Great Britain from Nazi invasion, they were keeping the dream of a free Poland alive.

In the
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Poster Lands For WWII Feature ‘Hurricane’

The first posters for upcoming WWII movie Hurricane has landed. The film tells the incredible true story of the heroic Polish pilots who fought alongside the Royal Air Force in order to take down the Nazi invaders during the Battle of Britain. This fascinating story is the first movie from Rakuten Cinema and lands on 7th September in UK cinemas and on main digital platforms including iTunes, Google Play, and Rakuten TV.

The movie is courtesy of Kaleidoscope Entertainment, in partnership with Rakuten Cinema. Premiering its first release with Hurricane, Rakuten Cinema is the new brand that the VOD platform Rakuten TV created for its original content, with a specific distribution model based on simultaneous theatrical and VOD release and the clear aim to empowering independent producers to distribute great stories and stand head-to-head with their Hollywood counterparts.

This powerful and gripping WWII Raf story is directed by David Blair
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The Best Foreign Shows to Binge This Summer

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The Best Foreign Shows to Binge This Summer
Looking past the regular popular streaming playlists, audiences can find quality television shows to binge made in countries both across the pond and south of the border. Read on to find the best international television shows to watch this summer.

Breathe

“Breathe,” starring R. Madhavan and Amit Sadh, is an Indian thriller that features a cat-and-mouse story as a police detective tries to solve a string of murders of organ donors. His prime suspect is a father desperately seeking a donor to save his dying son.

How to Watch: Amazon Prime

Cable Girls

This Spanish period drama follows four women working in Madrid’s first and only telephone company in 1929 right before the global financial crash. The show showcases the hardships working women faced during the time period and how they overcame them. The series stars Blanca Suárez, Maggie Civantos, Ángela Cremonte, and Nadia de Santiago.

How to Watch: Netflix
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Rakuten launch day & date VOD service with WW2 drama ‘Hurricane’

Echoing the move by Sky to enter the day-and-date VOD market, Rakuten TV have announced the launch of its new project: Rakuten Cinema. The VOD company enters for the first time in the co-production and distribution field, with a distribution model based on a simultaneous theatrical and VOD release and empowering independent producers to stand head-to-head with their Hollywood counterparts.

As its first feature, Rakuten TV has selected Kaleidoscope Entertainment’s World War II action thriller, Hurricane – starring Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge) and Marcin Dorocinski. From BAFTA winning director, David Blair, Hurricane is produced by Krystian Kozlowski of Prospect 3, Matt Whyte of Stray Dogs Films and Lipsync Productions. Hurricane will be released in cinemas and digital VoD platforms in the UK simultaneously this Autumn, and tells the heroic true story of a group of crack Polish fighter pilots who helped defend British shores during the Battle of Britain.
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Rakuten TV ties with Kaleidoscope on first UK day-and-date release 'Hurricane'

Second World War pilot thriller to be company’s first UK theatrical release.

European VoD service Rakuten TV, which is owned by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, is making a play into UK distribution with the day-and-date release of Second World War thriller Hurricane.

The online outfit is partnering with UK sales agent and distributor Kaleidoscope Entertainment on the film, which will see it receive a simultaneous theatrical and VoD release in the UK in autumn 2018.

Hurricane stars Iwan Rheon (Game Of Thrones), Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge) and Marcin Dorocinski (Anthropoid) in the story of Polish fighter pilots defending UK shores during the Battle Of Britain.
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Rakuten’s Movie Plans Take Off with ‘Hurricane’ Starring Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson (Exclusive)

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Rakuten’s Movie Plans Take Off with ‘Hurricane’ Starring Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson (Exclusive)
Rakuten TV is making a major movie play in Europe, and will invest millions of Euros into production this year and next. The streamer is on a mission to crunch release windows and the first project it has invested in is “Hurricane.” The World War II action thriller has “Game of Thrones” star Iwan Rheon, and Milo Gibson, who starred in “Hacksaw Ridge.” It will launch on Rakuten TV and in movie theaters in the U.K. on the same date in September.

Rakuten TV, which launched as Wuaki.tv and rebranded after being acquired by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, has partnered with Kaleidoscope Entertainment on “Hurricane.” The streaming and download service will also release a yet-to-be-announced Spanish movie this year, and is working up a slate of up to five films from different European territories for 2019.

The plan, company founder and CEO Jacinto Roca told Variety, is to coproduce,
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Picture Tree reveals Efm trailers, promotes Yuanyuan Rothbauer (exclusive)

International trailers revealed for Hot Dog, Fack Ju Goethe 3, Dark Almost Night.

Source: Hot Dog

Hot Dog

German sales outfit Picture Tree International has revealed key international marketing material for titles including German box office smash Fack ju Göhte 3 (aka Suck Me Shakespeer 3), Til Schweiger action-comedy Hot Dog and Polish crime-drama Dark Almost Night.

Watch the exclusive English-language trailers for these films below.

Like its two predecessors, Fack ju Göhte 3 has proven a huge hit in Germany where it has sold six million tickets.

Hot Dog has also gone down well at home, debuting in first position at the local box office two weeks ago for Warner Bros Germany.

The company’s Efm slate will also comprise Swedish comedy Kingdom Of Sweden - Not Of This World, which is currently in post-production and could get a festival launch in summer or autumn; Austrian drama What You Win On The Swings; German comedy A Jar Full Of Life, which
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'Game Of Thrones' star joins Milo Gibson in WWII drama 'Hurricane'

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'Game Of Thrones' star joins Milo Gibson in WWII drama 'Hurricane'
Exclusive: Kaleidoscope launches movie about Polish fighter pilots during the Battle of Britain.

Game Of Thrones star Iwan Rheon has joined Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge), Stefanie Martini (Crooked House), Marcin Dorocinski (Anthropoid) and Krystoff Hadek (Under The Skin) in World War Two war drama Hurricane.

Kaleidoscope will launch world sales (excluding Poland) in Toronto on the movie, which is due to begin shoot in the UK next month.

Kino Swiat has pre-bought Polish rights and is expected to mount a significant release.

David Blair, whose credits include movies Away and The Messenger and Bafta-winning TV drama The Street, will direct the feature about the Polish pilots who fought alongside the Raf during The Battle of Britain.

Produced by Prospect 3, whose credits include Dead Man’s Cards, I Against I and One Night In Istanbul, delivery is slated for Q2, 2018.

Rheon, best know for his long-running role as the sadistic Ramsay Bolton in HBO’s Game Of Thrones, will
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‘Anthropoid’ review: “Some of the most thrilling moments in cinema this year.”

Anthropoid review: A thrilling and powerful war film that doesn’t shy away from difficult themes such as the repercussions of heroics.

Anthropoid review by Luke Ryan Baldock.

Anthropoid review

Sean Ellis arrived 10 years ago with the wonderful little film Cashback, a feature based on his own award winning short which was both smart and original. Anthropoid, his fourth feature, couldn’t be further from his humble beginnings, yet clearly shows a man with a firm grip on all things cinematic. Telling the true tale of World War II’s most important assassination, it is also a fresh look at events that is neither too afraid to question morality and heroism in war, nor too quaint to make some of its sequences, for lack of a better word, entertaining.

Set in 1942, we follow two parachutists who return to Czechoslovakia after the controversial Munich Agreement, who have orders to assassinate Hitler
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Willem Dafoe, Charlie Kaufman to receive Karlovy Vary honours

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Willem Dafoe, Charlie Kaufman to receive Karlovy Vary honours
Festival reveals guests headed to Karlovy Vary next month.

Us actor Willem Dafoe and writer-director Charlie Kaufman are to be honoured at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Kviff) (July 1-9) on its opening night .

Dafoe is to receive the Crystal Globe for outstanding contribution to world cinema and the festival will screen his performances in Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini and Martin Scorese’s The Last Temptation of Christ.

Kaufman, who won an Oscar for his script for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, will receive the president’s award and the festival will screen animation Anomalisa, which he co-directed with Duke Johnson.

As previously announced, the festival set in the Czech Republic spa town will open with the world premiere of Second World War thriller Anthropoid, with actors Jamie Dornan and Toby Jones, Aňa Geislerová, Alena Mihulová, Václav Neužil and Marcin Dorocinski in attendence alongside writer-director Sean Ellis.

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Anthropoid Trailer Stars Cillian Murphy And Jamie Dornan As World War II Assassins

The first trailer for World War II thriller Anthropoid has arrived online, starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan as two Czech operatives tasked with the assassination of an SS officer.

With the movie set to arrive later this summer, it’s a wonder why we’ve heard so little about it until now – especially with a trailer that’s this intriguing. Cashback director Sean Ellis sits at the helm of this espionage pic, whose title refers to a specific mission where two operatives set about hunting down one of Hitler’s highest-ranking officials, SS Reinhard Heydrich. While the cinematic canon includes a lot of World War II thrillers, and many that involve espionage, Anthropoid looks like it’s planning to pack quite a punch thanks to the performances of its strong acting line-up.

Speaking of the cast, Murphy and Dornan are joined by a stellar support roster that includes Toby Jones,
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‘Jack Strong’ Review

Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Maja Ostaszewska, Patrick Wilson, Dimitri Bilov, Dagmara Dominczyk, Oleg Maslennikov | Written and Directed by Wladyslaw Pasikowski

The IMDb synopsis for Jack Strong describes the film as a “gripping spy thriller” that “tells the true story of a man who dares to challenge the Soviet empire.” While it’s true that the story involves spies, soviets and men, there’s not a great that’s daring, gripping or thrilling in this meandering yet overwrought snoozefest.

The Cold War is a rich seam for stories that has quite possibly been excavated of all its jewels at this point (mainly by John le Carré and Stanley Kubrick), so a plot involving state secrets being passed from Russia-controlled Poland to the slickly-suited USA has me stifling a yawn from the opening credits on. “Jack Strong” is the codename given to the Polish colonel disenfranchised by his Communist overlords and embarks upon
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Review: Emotional Drama Loving Searches For Truth About The Mechanics Of Love

In an impassioned and perceptive manner, Loving (Milosc) breaks down the essence of a marriage on the verge of collapse. The sharply-written script goes beyond the surface in order to expose all the ingredients crucial for the formation and further development of a full-bodied relationship. Basing its premise on the foundation that even the slightest alteration in the trajectory of a seemingly blissful marriage might have catastrophic consequences, the film gives way to a slow-burn examination of the characters' inability to cope with a sudden tragedy that strikes violently like a bolt from the blue.In a small town somewhere in Poland, a couple is expecting their first child. Maria (Julia Kijowska) and Tomek (Marcin Dorocinski) are at that point in their married life where even such common...

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Review: Jack Strong, A Full-Bodied And Suspenseful Spy Thriller

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.- Winston Churchill  Wladyslaw Pasikowski's Jack Strong tells the gripping true story of colonel Ryszard Kuklinski (Marcin Dorocinski), one of the most controversial figures in Polish Post-World War II history. Hailed as a global hero, Kuklinski single-handedly declared and waged a secret war against Communist oppression, risking his and his family's life for the sake of national security. Pressured by his own conscience and by an increasing threat of a nuclear holocaust, he realized that the only way to save what's left of his exhausted country is to go undercover. From a soldier blindly carrying out orders he turned into a spy working for the Us government. Communist called...

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Catch A Glimpse Of One Man's Heroic True Story In The First Trailer For Jack Strong

Wladyslaw Pasikowski (Psy, Psy 2, screenwriter for Katyn) is undoubtedly one of the most interesting Polish directors working today. This year he shocked the world with a downright controversial Poklosie, which was meant to unveil the atrocious part of Poland's turbulent past. His latest venture into the country's history will be a thriller based on a true story of Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski (played by Marcin Dorocinski), who tried to do the impossible and stop the Soviets all by himself during the Cold War. This riveting tale of heroism is hailed by many as one of the most fascinating spy stories of the modern world. Here's the synopsis:a spy thriller telling a historically based story of a man who alone dares to challenge Soviets being in the middle...

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Kinoteka 2013: 'Manhunt' review

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★★★☆☆ Having recently found himself in harsh and grim post-war Poland for Wojciech Smarzowski's sombre Rose (Róza, 2011), Marcin Dorocinski is back again in award-winning wartime drama, Manhunt (Oblawa, 2012). On this occasion, he is part of the Polish resistance during the conflict rather then attempting to build a life after it, but the results are similarly bleak in Marcin Krzysztalowicz's third feature film. A compelling central presence the thespian may once again prove to be, but the overall film is too confused to be truly powerful despite its unflinching portrayal of the varying greys of conflict morality.

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Spies Of Warsaw part 1 review

Review Louisa Mellor Jan 10, 2013

David Tennant stars in BBC Four two-parter Spies Of Warsaw, adapted from Alan Furst's 2008 novel...

This review contains spoilers.

Title-wise, Spies of Warsaw doesn’t mess about. No figurative Parade’s End or The Crimson Petal and the White evasion for this BBC period adaptation; it’s a story about spies, in Warsaw. Specifically, it’s a story about a French spy - David Tennant’s Jean-François Mercier - in 1937 Warsaw, so is packed with European interbellum angst and dramatic irony of the ‘Bah! Germany won’t attack France through Belgium!’ sort.

Part one sees Col. Mercier, a widowed French noble turned spy, posing as attaché to the Embassy while attempting to uncover German invasion plans. When he’s not burrowing under enemy barbed wire or getting in punch-ups with would-be kidnappers, Mercier spends his time exuding twentieth century ennui at expensive drinks parties and making
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Manhunt / Oblawa (2012) Movie Trailer: Marcin Krzysztalowicz

Manhunt Trailer, Oblawa Trailer. Marcin Krzysztalowicz‘s Manhunt / Oblawa (2012) movie trailer stars Marcin Dorocinski, Maciej Stuhr, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Weronika Rosati, and Andrzej Zielinski. Manhunt‘s plot synopsis: “Set around the end of WWII in a mysterious forest…Manhunt intertwines several plots: Corporal Wydra’s mission to assasinate a spy – Kondolwiecz, who turns out to be an [...]

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Gurvinder Singh bags Golden Peacock at Iffi 2012, Centenary Award to Mira Nair

Gurvinder Singh bags Golden Peacock at Iffi 2012, Centenary Award to Mira Nair
Mira Nair being awarded with the Special Centenary Award by the Australian Film Maker, Paul Cox, at the closing ceremony of the 43rd International Film Festival of India (Iffi-2012), in Panaji, Goa on November 30, 2012.

Gurvinder Singh’s Punjabi film ‘Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan’ bagged Golden Peacock for the best film and a cash prize of Rs. 4 million (Usd 73600) at the 43rd International Film Festival of India (Iffi) 2012.

The festival came to a close today with the screening of Mira Nair’s ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’.

The Iffi this year celebrated the centenary year of Indian Cinema by bestowing the ‘Centenary Film Award’ to Mira Nair’s ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’. This film was selected by a special jury panel. The award carries Silver Peacock, Certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 1 million (Usd 18000)

Best Director’s award went to Kyu-hwan Jeon for his film ‘The Weight’. He got Silver Peacock, Certificate and a cash prize of Rs.
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