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Utu, Saturday 28 October 8.50pm
In New Zealand in the 1860s the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by treaty. The warrior Te Wheke fights for the British until betrayal leads him to seek utu (revenge). The settler Williamson in turn seeks revenge after Te Wheke attacks his homestead. Meanwhile Wiremu, an officer for the British, seems to think that resistance is futile.

The Big Blue, Saturday 04 November, 8.35pm
A visionary epic of obsession and beauty about Jacques Mayol, the handsome diver who is so at home in the water that he seems only half human.  Jacques best friends are a family of playful porpoises and Enzo Molinari, his swaggering Italian diving rival.  Jacques and Enzo grew up together in the Mediterranean, and remain lifelong friends despite a fierce battle for the top prize in the world free diving championships, where divers compete to see who can descend to the furthest depths of the sea with no equipment other than their own courage and determination.

​La Femme Nikita, Saturday 11 November, 8.50pm
Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin.

Leon - The Professional, Saturday 18 November, 8.45pm
Mathilda, a 12 year old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Leon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered.  Leon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protege and learns the assassins trade.

Only Lovers Left Alive, Saturday 25 November, 8.30pm
A depressed musician reunites with his lover, though their romance which has already endured several centuries is disrupted by the arrival of an uncontrollable younger sister.

The Lives of Others, Saturday 02 December, 8.45pm
The year is 1984 in East Berlin and an agent of the secret police is conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, but finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.