Films on TV Cabo 12th / 19th August


Satellite: Hispasat Position: 30.0 west Frequency: 11811H

August 12 to August 19

Please note change of name


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Romasanta (2004) (NEW) Action / Horror

Starring Julian Sands, Elsa Pataky, John Sharian, and Gary Piquer. Directed byFrancisco Plaza.

An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz". A traveling vendor rolls through the forest in his old wagon. A woman from every village on his route faithfully awaits him. He's attractive, intelligent, charming.... But he's also the monster feared by all. His most recent prey, Barbara will soon become the one who hunts him down. The film is based on the true-life story of Manuel Blanco Romasanta, the traveling vendor, who confessed to the murders of thirteen people, using their body fat to make soap. Romasanta was tried in Allaríz in 1852 and avoided capital punishment by proclaiming he was a werewolf. Barbara was the lone survivor of four sisters.


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Xanda 2004 (NEW) Drama / Action

Starring Sang Wei-Lin, Zi-Long, Hong-Jun Zhang and Jing-Yang Ni.
Directed by Marco Mak.

Xanda is the latest film for Tsui Hark as producer. The film concentrates on a kung fu fighter from the countryside named Qiang who goes to the big city, where he learns about the new sport that's sweeping the city. Xanda is a hybrid form of martial arts, varying mainly on kickboxing and grappling. When his friend Lung is seriously injured by the current Xanda champion Wei, Qiang learns to combine his traditional kung fu with Xanda techniques to win the championship.


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High Tension (Haute tension) 2003 Crime / Horror / Thriller / Drama

Starring Cécile De France, Maďwenn Le Besco, Philippe Nahon, and Franck Khalfoun. Directed by Alexandre Aja

Two female students, Marie and Alex, set off to Alex's parent's secluded homestead in the country to relax and study. Come nightfall, Hell pulls up at the front door. Alex is now bound and gagged, taken off, with Marie eluding the intruder. Can she save her friend's life in time? Or is everything all that it seems...


Vera Drake 2004 Drama

Starring Imelda Staunton, Richard Graham, Eddie Marsan and Anna Keaveney. Directed by Mike Leigh.

Vera Drake is a selfless woman who is completely devoted to, and loved by, her working class family. She spends her days doting on them and caring for her sick neighbor and elderly mother. However, she also secretly visits women and helps them induce miscarriages for unwanted pregnancies. While the practice itself was illegal in 1950s England, Vera sees herself as simply helping women in need, and always does so with a smile and kind words of encouragement. When the authorities finally find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel.


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The Machinist (Maquinista, El) (2004) Thriller / Drama / Mystery

Starring Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John Sharian and Michael Ironside. Directed by Brad Anderson

The machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia...
Trevor investigates the strange occurrences that are turning his world into a sleepless nightmare. Yet the more he learns, the less he wants to know.


Don't Move ( Non ti muovere) (2004) Drama

Starring Penelope Cruz, Sergio Castellitto, Claudia Gerini, Lina Bernardi. Directed by Sergio Castellitto

Italian actor Sergio Castellito ("Mostly Martha") proves to be a more than capable director with only his second film "Don't Move." Although the film opens in the present with a motorbike accident in the rain, it quickly heads 15 years back in time in order to develop the main storyline of an adulterous young doctor who makes an odd acquaintance in the countryside. What follows is a highly interesting and complicated storyline that will enthrall adult audiences for the film's entire two hour running time. Castellito also stars in the film as 'Dr.'Timo', a surgeon with no moral compass who, while waiting for his car to be fixed, gets drunk and 'date' rapes a strange woman who up to this point has only acted as a good Samaritan on the doctor's behalf.

Regards Satdude.