Rowan plays the eponymous lead character in a spoof spy thriller. During the course of the story we follow our hero as he attempts to single-handedly save the country from falling into the hands of a despot.
Disaster strikes when a criminal mastermind reveals the identities of all active undercover agents in Britain. The secret service can now rely on only one man - Johnny English. Currently teaching at a minor prep school, Johnny springs back into action to find the mysterious hacker. For this mission to succeed, he’ll need all of his skills - what few he has - as the man with yesterday’s analogue methods faces off against tomorrow’s digital technology.
The most prominent heads of state in the world begin gathering for a conference that could have a major impact on global politics. When MI-7 receives word that the Chinese premier has become the target of some high-powered killers, it falls on Johnny English to save the day. Armed with the latest high-tech weaponry and gadgets that would make even James Bond jealous, the once-disgraced agent uncovers evidence of a massive conspiracy involving some of the world's most powerful organisations, and vows to redeem his tarnished reputation by stopping the killers before they can strike.
In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and politics.
Teacher Linda Sinclair balances her staid home life with an incredible passion for her subject, but her routine is forever altered when a former star pupil and his unsupportive father reenter her life.
Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a price, she agrees to marry a Chinese, another restaurant employee, so that he (and his Chinese wife) can establish permanent residency. The money gives her the independence she needs to leave her parents' house and move in with Eddie. Complications arise when Eddie realizes the depth of her father's fury and the strength of Nina's family ties.
Nora Wilder (Parker Posey), a single, career woman works at a Manhattan boutique hotel where her excellent skills in guest relations lack in the romantic department. If it is not her loving and dominant mother (Gena Rowlands) attempting to set her up that consistently fail, she has her friend’s (Drea de Matteo) disastrous blind dates to rely on as a backup for further dismay. She's surrounded by friends who are all happily engaged or romantically involved and somehow, love escapes Nora -- until she meets an unusual Frenchman (Melvil Poupaud) who helps her discover life beyond her self-imposed boundaries.
A drama with slight tinges of black humour and satire, tells the story of the lives of the Malayalees living in London, United Kingdom.
A child's-eye story of Shanghainese settlers in Xinjiang during the late Mao era.
Haitian-born filmmaker Jonas Nosile put together a small team and traveled to Haiti to film Haitian history from its early successful struggles for independence through its comtempory - less victorious - battles with poverty. Nosile poses tough questions about the degree of Haitian's responsiblility for their delemma. Will this island nation finad a way to break with the legacy of its tragic past? Will the resilient spirit of her people be enough to overcome the obstacles and catastrophes facing her the country today? The answers may surprise it's audience. Winner of 2011 Associated Press for Best documentary!
Through flashbacks, Full English Breakfast follows the violent career of Dave Bishop (Dave Courtney) a small-time London villain who kills his way to the top of Britain's drugs empire. Now happily 'retired' on the Kent coast Dave becomes embroiled in a bloody battle of wits with Al Qaeda terrorists who want to take over his criminal empire. Adding to the old mobster's woes is his younger trophy wife (Lucy Drive) wanting to play away with his new driver (Jamie Bannerman).
When Englishness is the only choice left on the menu, it's breakfast for one in this dark, comic monologue for film about mental health, disenfranchisement and surviving off the unappetising remnants of English identity.
As shy, awkward and, frankly, nerdy as she is, 25 year old public official Na Young-ju has little hope of landing a boyfriend. But then a game of chance designates her as the member of her office staff who will take English courses—much to her horror. In the same class, she encounters show salesman Park Moon-su, who fancies himself a dashing ladies’ man. He’s studying English in part to communicate with his long-lost American sister, but mostly for the purpose of wielding exotic pick-up lines, and is soon deploying them at the less-than-impressed Cathy, the pretty Australian teaching the class. But while Park flirts with Cathy, it’s Young-ju who finds herself mooning after the handsome if self-absorbed fellow.
Documentary short made by Humphrey Jennings
Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.
The plot follows King Edward VII and President Armand Fallières dreaming of building a tunnel under the English Channel.
While Lady Christabel Beauclark, a bird fancier, is scurrying about demanding certain territorial rights for British birds from other countries, Her Ladyship's niece is falling in love with the family butler, Tom Gilbey. The birds are forgotten when war breaks out, and Gilbey now finds himself in love with the niece whose love was previously unrequited. Written by Les Adams
ENGLISH VINGLISH is the story of a woman who does not know English and is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large. Circumstances make her determined to overcome this insecurity, master the language, and teach the world a lesson on the way to becoming a self assured and confident woman.
A documentary about Li Yang, who tries to teach large numbers of Chinese to speak English, using unusual methods. He holds motivational rallies, where he gets the crowd to shout out English phrases, in order to instill confidence, and tells them not to be afraid of losing face. His goal is to increase Chinese trade, and export Chinese culture, to the main world markets: North America, Japan, and Europe. After the rally, they can continue their English lessons using his taped courses.
English Medium is a 1999 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Pradeep Chokli, starring Mukesh and Sangeetha in the lead role.
It's the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been legalised and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he's desperate to hide.
Full English is a British animated sitcom created by Jack Williams, Harry Williams and Alex Scarfe for Channel 4. The programme is produced by Two Brothers Pictures. It parodies and satirises various popular entertainment personalities in the United Kingdom, created to be the British equivalent to the hit American animated sitcoms. Full English first aired on 12 November 2012, with the first series ending abruptly on 10 December 2012 after the final episode, due to air on 17 December 2012, was pulled from the schedules. The show has been cancelled according to the official Facebook page.
Zuiikin' English or officially Eikaiwa taisō Zuiikin' English is a Japanese television series originally aired in 1992 by Fuji Television. Eikaiwa, Taisō and Zuiikin mean "English conversation", "gymnastic exercises" and "voluntary muscles", respectively. The series combines English language lessons with gymnastic exercise programs. The series consists of 24 episodes.
English Teachers is a Canadian documentary television series. The series, which airs on Canada's Life Network, and internationally, profiles several young Canadians teaching English as a Second Language in Taipei, Taiwan. It won an award for Best Documentary Series at the 2004 Yorkton Film Festival.
Sesame English is a television/video series developed as a collaboration between Sesame Workshop and Berlitz International. Launched in 1999, with Taiwan and China as the debut markets, the series differs from the typical international versions of Sesame Street in that it was devised as a supplement to ESL instruction. The target age group is children from 4 to 7 years old. Italy began airing the show in 2004, and Polish/Hungary/Croatia as part of Sesame Nook since 2006.
100% English was a Channel 4 television programme shown in November 2006 in the United Kingdom. It looked at the genetic makeup of English people who considered themselves to be ethnically English and found that while all had an ethnic makeup similar to people of European descent, a minority discovered genetic markers from North Africa and the Middle East from several generations before they were born. The presenter was Andrew Graham-Dixon. The test results were interpreted by DNAPrint Genomics, based in Sarasota, Florida. The concept of the show was to: Take eight people - all of whom are convinced they are 100% English. Then submit a sample of their DNA to a series of state-of-the-art tests... Lord Tebbit, Garry Bushell and Carol Thatcher are among the participants who have agreed to place their genetic make-up under the microscope... Garry Bushell, who appeared on the show, later criticised the slant of the programme and the portrayal of English people. On his website he stated: "Only Nazis, and it appears C4, think of national identity in terms of racial purity... Besides, you could apply the same tests to the French or Italians and get similar results, but no-one questions their right to nationhood."
Vaughan method, desinged by Richard Vaughan 40 years ago, is a method in which the professor is the key element for learning this language. That's why Vaughan invests all their effort in trying to find the best talent and teachers. In the class, you won't sepak Spanish, it is completely forbidden!
Comedian Al Murray travels to some of England's nearest neighbours to explore some of their gripes with the English, with the help of a comedian from each nation he visits.
Let's Speak English was a Canadian language instruction television series which aired on CBC Television from 1961 to 1962.
A variety-style program with 6-7 features per episode designed to help viewers learning English improve their communication skills - speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary, grammar and cultural knowledge.
Ti Amo Chocolate is a 2012 Taiwanese idol romantic-comedy television series. The television drama was produced by Sanlih E-Television and Taiwan Mobile Production Co., Ltd. starring Vanness Wu as the male main lead and Joanne Tseng as the female main lead. It also stars Michael Zhang, Wang Zi, MC40, Guo Shu Yao, and Dou Zhi Kong. The shooting started on February 12, 2012 with "love chocolate" as the main theme. It was first aired on April 10, 2012 on SETTV after Inborn Pair and last aired on July 30, 2012. The series was nominated the Best Supporting Actress on the 47th Golden Bell Awards.
The Adventure of English is a British television series on the history of the English language presented by Melvyn Bragg as well as a companion book, also written by Bragg. The series ran in 2003. The series and the book are cast as an adventure story, or the biography of English as if it were a living being, covering the history of the language from its modest beginnings around 500 AD as a minor Germanic dialect to its rise as a truly established global language. In the television series, Bragg explains the origins and spelling of many words based on the times in which they were introduced into the growing language that would eventually become modern English.
Quebec in English is a Canadian television miniseries which aired on CBC Television in 1965.
Connect With English is an educational dramatized television series that was recorded in 1997 by the Annenberg/CPB Project and WGBH Boston for students of people learning English. The 48-episode program teaches English through use of a narrative fiction storyline and discussion segments featuring actual adult learners. The show premiered in 1998 and is aired by many PBS stations in the United States and by The Annenberg Channel, a cable and satellite TV service available to schools and other community organizations. Notable featured actors include Karin Anglin, Carlos Lacamara and Mark Consuelos.