Spend a week with some of the most dangerous and disturbing characters in cinema with WM Thrills and Kills. Over five deadly nights, World Movies presents the best psychological thrillers from around the globe.
God Bless America (USA, 2011) – Australian Television Premiere
Monday 8 September 8.30pm
Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of American culture. Divorced, recently fired, and possibly terminally ill, Frank truly has nothing left to live for. But instead of taking his own life, he buys a gun and decides to take out his frustration on the cruelest, stupidest, most intolerant people he can imagine with the help of a high-school student accomplice.
The Hypnotist (Sweden, 2013) – Australian Television Premiere
Tuesday 9 September 8.30pm
Based on the novel by Lars Kepler, The Hypnotist is directed by Lasse Hallstr√∂m, whose previous films include What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and The Cider House Rules. It follows a psychologist who is lured back into hypnotism – a practice he’d sworn off – as a means of identifying the killer who attempted to wipe out an entire family.
The Exam (Hungary, 2013) – Australian Television Premiere
Wednesday 10 September 8.30pm
Set in Budapest in 1957 after the failure of the Hungarian uprising, a young defence officer’s loyalty is tested by his mentor in a highly deceptive spy game. As paranoia mounts, it becomes harder to tell who’s on which side.
Room 514 (Israel, 2012) – Australian Television Premiere
Thursday 11 September 8.30pm
Anna, an investigator in the Israeli military, is ordered to interrogate a senior officer who is alleged to have abused an Arab family. Her questioning is greeted with sarcasm by the accused commander, while her colleagues, advise her to stop the case. Instead, she fastens her teeth into it – however her idealism against the perceived abuse of power might have far-reaching consequences for everyone involved.
The Hunt (France, 2012) – Australian Television Premiere
Friday 12 September 8.30pm
An undercover reporter is commissioned to write a story about a series of gruesome murders, but his investigation leads him to a ‚Äòsecret society’ of wealthy businessman who hunt humans for money. He is forced to participate in the game until he discovers that he has become the hunted.