Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (15, 119 mins) While South Africa plays host to the World Cup, writer-director Ralph Ziman depicts a very different side to the proud nation in his brutal drama based on actual events, which was submitted as the country's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2009 Academy Awards. Lucky Kunene (Jafta Mamabolo) is a teenager when Nelson Mandela is released from prison and elected president, bringing to end the years of apartheid. In order to pay for a college education, Lucky turns to crime and joins a gang comprised largely of men involved in the anti-apartheid movement. As he gets older, Lucky (now played by Rapulana Seiphemo) sets up a taxi company, which is threatened by car jackers, and then he moves into the property business which causes friction with the local police force.

Milenge Milenge (Certificate and running time TBC) Love endures in this Bollywood romance, directed by Satish Kaushik. Priya (Kareena Kapoor) believes without hesitation in true love and she is delighted when a tarot card reader (Kirron Kher) reveals that she will meet the man of her dreams on a certain date. The prediction even specifies what clothes the mystery man will be wearing so that love should not pass Priya by. She flies off to Bangkok to attend a Youth Festival and meets Amit (Shahid Kapoor), who fits the reader's description to a tee. The attraction between the two strangers is instant, but inevitably the festival must come to an end and Priya prepares to return home. She tells a distraught Amit that if their love is truly destined, they will somehow find a way back to each other. Years go by and Amit and Priya go their separate ways, entertaining marriage proposals to other people, but Priya and Amit are both convinced that fate will reunite them, somehow.

Leaving (15, 86 mins) Kristin Scott Thomas delivers a compelling performance as an adulterous wife in Catherine Corsini's emotionally wrought drama. Wealthy housewife Suzanne (Scott Thomas) has an influential husband, Samuel (Yvan Attal), two children and a pretty house in need of repairs - so Samuel contracts handyman Ivan (Sergi Lopez) to do Suzanne's bidding. …

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