I thought I would give you a heads up so that you can think about this for tomorrow. I have a choice of three movies and all are wonderful in their own way. In no particular order they are:
King of Hearts: 1966
The film is set in a small town in France near the end of World War I. As the Imperial German Army retreats they booby trap the whole town to explode. The locals flee and, left to their own devices, a gaggle of cheerful lunatics escape the asylum and take over the town — thoroughly confusing the lone Scottish soldier who has been dispatched to defuse the bomb. The film ends with the question of who is more insane, those in the asylum or the soldiers on the battlefield.
Charming and funny and quirky.
Lost in Austen: 2008
Amanda Price is dissatisfied with her life in modern London. Her favorite escape is getting lost in the pages of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. One night, Amanda is startled to come face to face with the novel’s protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet. A small door in her apartment mysteriously links their worlds.
Eventually, Amanda becomes trapped on the other side, while Elizabeth remains in the modern world. Now as the events of her favorite book unfold in all the wrong ways, Amanda tries desperately to set things straight, but inevitably makes things worse. Will this fractured version of a classic tale lead Amanda to her own happily-ever-after?
For Jane Austen fans, a wonderful new twist on the story. Even if you aren’t familiar with Pride and Prejudice, it is still a lot of fun.
An Afrikaner veteran of the Boer War has just immigrated to New Zealand and is hired to track a man accused of killing a soldier. While hunting through the countryside he captures his fugitive, only to learn that he’s innocent of the crime. When faced with the life changing decision to turn him in or set him free only one man will walk away alive.
A rivetting drama, that once it begins, it will be hard to tear yourself away. Beautiful scenery, Maori culture and two expert trackers against each other.