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Find out what movies and hit shows are on screen this June

Whether you love heading out to the cinema or popping the popcorn at home, here’s our pick of this month’s TV and cinema shows.

BIG SCREEN

THE EXCEPTION

When a German soldier is sent to determine whether or not the Dutch resistance has planted a spy in the home of Kaiser Wilhelm II at the onset of the Second World War, he falls for a young Jewish woman during his investigation. An adaptation of the novel The Kaiser’s Last Kiss, this drama stars Lily James, Jai Courtney and Christopher Plummer. Opens 1 June at Cathay Cineplexes.

The Exception Movie
The Exception

 

THE HOUSE

After losing their daughter Alex’s college fund, Scott (Will Ferrell) and Kate (Amy Poehler) must figure out a quick way to earn cash so that Alex can still go to school. With the help of their neighbour Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house. But, as the money rolls in, Scott and Kate soon learn that they may have bitten off more than they can chew. This comedy opens 29 June at Golden Village Cinemas.

The House Movie
The House

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS

A sequel to Luc Jacquet’s Oscar-winning 2005 documentary March of the Penguins, narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary follows the journey of emperor penguins in the South Pole as they travel to their traditional breeding grounds. Opens 29 June at Golden Village Cinemas.

March of the penguins

OKJA

For 10 years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja – a unique and massive mystery animal and an even bigger friend – at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But when a powerful, multinational conglomerate kidnaps Okja and transports her to New York, Mija sets out on a rescue mission that has her crossing paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja. Blending humour and drama, Okja explores the bond between man and animal, and addresses the beast inside us all. Starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano, Okja premieres exclusively on Netflix on 28 June.

Okja movie

SMALL SCREEN

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, SEASON 5

Everyone’s favourite Litchfield inmates are back on the small screen for 13 episodes from 9 June, when season five of the hit Netflix dramedy series returns with a plot that takes place over the course of three days

Orange is the new black
What a cliff hanger – We will finally get to find out if she did it!

This article first appeared in the June 2017 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase a copy or subscribe so you never miss an issue!

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