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M-NET MOVIES (article first published : 2006-07-15)

On July 19, M-Net will screen Comfort of Strangers at 21h00. Directed by Paul Schrader, the cast is headed by Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett and Natasha Richardson. Mary (Natasha Richardson) and Colin (Rupert Everett) are an English couple who've returned to Venice after four years in an effort to rekindle their relationship. Unmarried and still living apart, Mary is a divorced mother of two and Colin is an intelligent but troubled man whose physical beauty attracts the attention of Robert (Christopher Walken), a well-bred psychopath, and Caroline (Helen Mirren), his sadistic wife. So when Mary and Colin end up lost in a cul-de-sac, Robert takes them to a bar, where he gets them both drunk.

Awakening the next morning, Mary and Colin find themselves in a spectacular apartment, where Caroline coerces them into staying for dinner an invitation that will seal their doom.

Ties that Bind will feature on M-Net on July 22 at 21h00. This thriller directed by Wesley Strick stars Daryl Hannah and deals with John Netherwood and his wife Leann, fugitives who are both wanted for murder. They have a young daughter named Janie.

John and Leann are in the process of robbing a house when the two residents of the house show up. John kills the two residents and heads back to the car with Leann - only to discover the police waiting for them. John and Leann get away after a cop shoots John, and Janie is placed up for adoption. Janie is soon adopted by southern California carpenter Russell Clifton and his wife Dana - and what they don't know is that they're in for the fight of their lives. John and Leann are trying to locate Janie and will stop at nothing to find her, even if it means killing whoever is in their way.

When John and Leann discover that Janie was adopted by Russell and Dana, they plot to kill Russell and Dana and take Janie, but one thing they don't expect is for Russell and Dana to fight back with all they've got, because Russell and Dana are willing to do whatever it takes to hold on to the new daughter that they have grown to love.




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