From Inglorious Basterds to Funny People, Movies.ie looks at ten of the best films to see this August.

Inglorious Basterds

 

 

What’s it about:

Inglourious Basterds begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as “The Basterds,” Raine’s squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own


When is it in cinemas?
August 21st, 2009

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Mesrine: Killer Instinct & Mesrine: Public Enemy #1

 

 


What’s it about:


The first part of an epic crime saga charting the rise to notoriety of Jacques Mesrine in the 60s and 70s. Picking up at the the time of Mesrine’s release from the Army following the Algerian War, the first tranche captures his descent into the criminal underworld, as he becomes embroiled with gangsters and develops his talent for armed bank robbery, kidnapping and prison breaks.


When is it in cinemas?
August 7th, 2009

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