THE TALENT OF MR. C.
On Monday 15 August at 9.15 pm, first viewing on Sky Cinema Uno and streaming on NOW, also available on demand
Nicolas Cage in a parody of himself in an action-comedy with Pedro Pascal (Narcos) and Alessandra Mastronardi. Short on cash, Nick Cage is offered to appear as the guest of honor at his billionaire fan Javi Gutierrez’s birthday party for $ 1 million. What Cage doesn’t know is that Javi is actually a ruthless drug trafficker hunted by the CIA. The actor is thus hired by American agents to frame his wealthy fan, but things will begin to take a strange turn.
SUNDAY 14 AUGUST
On Sunday 14 August at 9.15 pm, first viewing on Sky Cinema Due and streaming on NOW, also available on demand
Mark Wahlberg in an anti-bullying film, inspired by a true story. Jadin is a talented young boy, but this is not enough to shield him from the constant invectives of his peers because he is gay. Father Joe, initially reluctant to his son’s sexual nature, learns to know and accept him to the point of staunchly defending Jadin’s rights, because he is never too late
MONDAY 15 AUGUST
MADONNA – THE TRUE STORY
Tuesday 16 August at 9.15 pm in first viewing on Sky Arte and streaming on NOW, also available on demand
She is the undisputed queen of Pop, she has dominated popular culture for decades and reinvented herself countless times. At the age of 64, who turns her own on August 16, Madonna continues to challenge her detractors and impose trend upon trend. But who is the woman behind the brand? What made you the person you are today? From her early days as a penniless dancer in New York, when she supported herself by cleaning, to quarrels with the first agents and discussions with her family, the documentary traces the rise of Veronica Ciccone, aka Madonna, with remarkable interviews with family and friends and fascinating archival footage.
FALCO PESCATORE – THE RAPACE OF THE SEAS
Tuesday 16 August at 9:15 pm in premiere on Sky Nature and streaming on NOW, also available on demand
A pair of osprey return home to a Connecticut salt marsh. In just one summer they will have to fight their enemies, resist the natural elements and hunt hundreds and hundreds of fish, all to raise a new generation of osprey.
THURSDAY 18 AUGUST
On Thursday 18 August at 9.15pm, first screening on Sky Cinema Due and streaming on NOW, also available on demand
Laura Samani, best new director at the David di Donatello 2022, brings to the screen a story of excruciating beauty set in Italy in the early 1900s. Agata gives birth to a stillborn baby and the priest of the small community cannot baptize her. The woman does not accept that her daughter remains a lost soul in limbo so, when they tell her that in the mountains there is a church where they awaken stillborn children to baptize them, Agata embarks on a long and desperate journey with her creature. in a wooden box.
FRIDAY 19 AUGUST
POQUELIN & DE BEAUMONT
From Friday 19 August at 9.15 pm in first viewing on Sky Investigation and streaming on NOW, also available on demand
Louise Poquelin is a single mother who works hard to balance family life and a career as a detective. The policeman Etienne De Beaumont, on the other hand, has fewer worries thanks to his aristocratic origins. When Thomas Letellier, owner of Dunkirk’s largest canning factory, is found dead in his car with potash behind his neck, the two colleagues must overcome their differences and get to work solving the case.
HOMEGROWN: THE COUNTER-TERROR DILEMMA
On Friday 19 August at 9.15pm, first viewing on Sky Documentaries and streaming on NOW, also available on demand
The documentary investigates the reasons that push American citizens to join ISIS and commit terrorist acts within their own country. How serious is the threat? How effective are the efforts of the US counter-terrorist agencies? And what freedoms and values are sacrificed in this fight to stop terrorism? Victims, families of terrorists, Muslim Americans, experts and magistrates tell their experiences and try to answer these questions.