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UK Film Releases: Friday 16th March 2012

NATIONAL RELEASES

21 Jump Street (Sony Pictures): Comedy based on the 80s TV show about an undercover police unit consisting of young looking officers infiltrating high schools to control youth crime. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, it stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. [Nationwide / 15]

We Bought A Zoo (20th Century Fox): A man (Matt Damon) and his family used their life savings to buy a dilapidated zoo, replete with 200 exotic animals facing destruction, in the English countryside. Directed by Cameron Crowe, it co-stars Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Peter Riegert, Elle Fanning and Angus Macfadyen. [Nationwide / PG]

Contraband (Universal Pictures): A security guard (Mark Wahlberg) and former alcohol smuggler (Caleb Landry Jones) on the Iceland-Netherlands route who is tempted back into illicit business. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur, it co-stars Caleb Landry Jones, Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Foster and Kate Beckinsale. [Nationwide / 15]

The Devil Inside (Paramount): Horror film about a woman who becomes involved in a series of exorcisms. Directed by William Brent Bell, it stars Fernanda Andrade and Simon Quarterman and is yet another found footage film. [Nationwide / 15]

ALSO OUT

In Darkness (Metrodome): Drama based on a true story in German Nazi-occupied Poland, the film tells of Leopold Socha, a sewer worker in the former Polish city of Lwów (now Lviv in Ukraine), who uses his knowledge of the city’s sewers system to shelter a group of Jews from the Nazi Germans. Directed by Agnieszka Holland, it stars Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Furmann and Agnieszka Grochowska. [Key Cities / 15]

Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (New Wave Films): Turkish drama based on the true experiences of one of the film’s writers, telling the story of a group of men who search for a dead body on the Anatolian steppe. Co-written and directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, it won the Grand Prix at Cannes. [Key Cities ]

Bill Cunningham New York (Dogwoof): Documentary about one of the fashion world’s most influential photographers. Directed by Richard Press. [Key Cities / 12A]

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