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Testing the atomic bomb in «Oppenheimer» – in the VoD store from 21 December

Mohan Mani

December 5, 2023 . 4 minutes read

Testing the atomic bomb in «Oppenheimer» – in the VoD store from 21 December

In Christopher Nolan’s historical biopic «Oppenheimer», Cillian Murphy, playing American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, develops the first atomic bomb – with fatal consequences. – After a somewhat dialogue-heavy beginning, the hit «Oppenheimer» really picks up steam in the last third of the film. The researcher increasingly loses control over his invention and is forced to stand back and watch what the US government does with it: ghastly – especially when we look back on it today!

Retro cult in «Theater Camp» – in the VoD store from 19 December

It’s not «School of Rock», but «Theater Camp»: before the start of the next summer camp, proprietor Joan Rubinsky (Amy Sedaris) sustains an injury that means she won’t be able to run the camp. In the midst of this emergency, her son Troy (Jimmy Tatro) steps in, but first has to work with the camp’s wildly unusual employees to keep things from getting out of hand. – A fast-paced mockumentary that, even in today’s age of mobile phones, is filmed with a 16 mm camera to give it that retro look.

Denzel Washington in «The Equalizer 3» – in the VoD store from 7 December

Wow, where does the time go? Denzel Washington and co-star Dakota Fanning last stood in front of the camera together for the brutal, bloody action-thriller «Man on Fire» 19 years ago. In this hard-hitting conclusion to the «Equalizer» action trilogy, Washington picks up his gun one last time as contract killer Robert McCall to take on the Italian mafia on the Amalfi Coast... and to finally embark on his well-deserved retirement.

The hunt for a murderer is on in «A Haunting in Venice» – in the VoD store from 6 December

Following on the heels of «Murder on the Orient Express» and «Death on the Nile», Kenneth Branagh has filmed his third Agatha Christie film: Hercule Poirot is not, however, conducting his investigations in England, as in Christie’s book «Hallowe’en Party», but rather in Venice. The new location allows for wonderfully atmospheric film horror. And while the moment they unmask the killer may be a little disappointing, the detective story certainly has its share of quality acting and cinematic moments.

Harrison Ford in «Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny» – in the VoD store from 23 December

In 1969, the United States has just won the space-race, but no one seems to be interested in old-fashioned Dr Jones (Harrison Ford) anymore. That is, until his goddaughter Helena Shaw (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) drags him on an adventure that connects the present with the past, and much earlier. – There’s been incredible speculation by Indy fans on the Internet about the fifth instalment in the «Indiana Jones» film franchise. The ending isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but the romantic finale is still a heartwarming culmination for the Indy cult.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) in the sci-fi trip «The Creator» – in the VoD store from 12 December


In the future, the fight between humans and AI forces, originally created to protect them, has claimed many lives after an atomic-bomb strike in Los Angeles triggered a war ten years earlier. Former Special Forces agent Joshua (John David Washington) is still mourning his wife when he’s recruited to find and kill the «Creator». – A post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller created and directed by Gareth Edwards («Rogue One: A Star Wars Story»).


Lots of heartache in «Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret» – in the VoD store from 21 December


In this heartwarming adaptation of Judy Bloom’s Seventies novel «Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret», eleven-year-old Margaret Simon (Abby Ryder Fortson) moves with her family from the metropolitan city of New York to the suburbs of New Jersey and has to come to terms with the new situation. – An emotional translation of the coming-of-age story into the modern era of mobile phones and TikTok. Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates play strong supporting roles. A film to warm your heart this Christmas – have a wonderful festive season!

Want more entertainment without commercial breaks? From December 21, we are exclusively offering you the Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (Extended Version) Premium VoD title. You can enjoy the concert of the famous artist from the comfort of your own home.These and many other VoD highlights will be available soon in the Sunrise VoD store.

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