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Movie of the Week 8.30pm, Eleven

M. 2001. Stylish Hol­ly­wood re­make of the dis­turb­ing Span­ish psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller Open Your Eyes with Tom Cruise as the priv­i­leged play­boy who is dis­fig­ured in an accident. His life then spi­rals out of con­trol. Direc­tor Cameron Crowe daz­zles with tech­nique, as delu­sion and re­al­ity in­ter­twine. Pene­lope Cruz. 9.30pm, Go!

M. 2008. Process server Seth Ro­gan and his drug dealer pal James Franco go on the run af­ter wit­ness­ing a gang mur­der and lead us on a road trip seen through a haze of mar­i­juana smoke. This is a gen­uine one-off. 9.30pm, 7MATE

M. 2007. Shaun of the Dead stars Si­mon Pegg and Nick Frost com­bine their tal­ents again to bring us an­other odd­ball take on films – this time look­ing at the ac­tion cop movie. Re­lo­cated to a Mid­somer Mur­ders- type coun­try town, ace cop Pegg teams with slacker Frost, con­vinced all is not as it seems. He’s right, as all hell breaks loose. 9.45pm, SBS ONE

M. 2009. Wet­be­hind-the-ears Arab kid Ta­har Rahim goes into pri­son, but is soon put to the test by Mafia boss Niels Are­strup, who uses him for oc­ca­sional as­sas­si­na­tions and other test­ing tasks. Can he sur­vive inside and make it through to re­lease? Fas­ci­nat­ing study of pri­son life, fa­ther-son re­la­tion­ships, the crim­i­nal peck­ing order in French jails and more be­sides from direc­tor Jacques Au­di­ard.

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