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VoD tips: When fire meets water

The 27th animated film by Pixar, «Elemental», is about two fundamentally different heroes who are forced to team up for the first time in their lives. But don’t lose heart!

Mohan Mani

October 2, 2023 . 3 minutes read

Mismatched pair in «Elemental»: available in the VoD store from 3 October

«Why can’t I just be a good daughter?» asks fiery Ember at one point in the film. Because when she tries to save her immigrant parents’ shop from closing down, she’s forced to rely on the help of relaxed water-man Wade. And that’s how these two normally hostile elements discover unexpected qualities in each other. – A fun, colourful and fast-paced Pixar flick for all ages. Perfect family entertainment.


Red lightning strikes in «The Flash»: available in the VoD store from 5 October

After his first Justice League adventure, Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) is frustrated by the fact that his alter ego The Flash is only ever called on to clean up after Bruce Wayne a.k.a Batman (Ben Affleck). To prevent the death of his mother, he opens the gateway to the multiverse, where he not only encounters a younger version of himself, but also an unfamiliar Batman and Supergirl. – Action comic enriched with plenty of DC comic nostalgia. Fans love it.

Racing action in «Gran Turismo»: available in the VoD store from 31 October

Even though the real Jann Mardenborough was never a Formula 1 champion, it’s still remarkable that the 20-year-old gamer with a penchant for a motor-racing game (Archie Madekwe) suddenly gets the chance to sit behind the wheel of a real racing car. And make the leap from bedroom to professional circuit within just a few months. – The «Rocky»-style underdog story is skilfully staged by Neill Blomkamp and draws you in from the very first minute.

«E.T.» satire in «Asteroid City»: available in the VoD store from 26 October

In Wes Anderson’s latest comedy, a gathering of a group of stargazers is interrupted when the Junior Stargazer convention witnesses an event that will change the world once and for all. Did someone mention an alien? – Even the sets and the ambience are fascinating, right from the start. The cast is outstanding too. But it’s Anderson fans particularly that can’t get enough of his latest creation.

Relationship drama in «Die Nachbarn von oben»: available in the VoD store from 4 October

In this Swiss comedy featuring a couple whose relationship has long been strained, the wife invites the tenants who live above them round for drinks. Having had to put up with their newly-in-love neighbours’ constant loud sex hasn’t exactly helped Anna’s (Ursina Lardi) and Thomas’s (Roeland Wiesnekker) own relationship. But drinks are followed by a dessert that’s more than they bargained for. – A funny relationship caper that doesn’t hold back.

Insider tips

Halloween scarecrows


Trick or treat? – Halloween’s just around the corner – and we’ve got just the right films for the spooky holiday in the VoD store for you, such as the adaptation of Stephen King’s «The Boogeyman» (VoD launch: 16 October), in which a supernatural monster-in-the-wardrobe targets children.


In the horror flick «Insidious: The Red Door» (VoD launch: 5 October 2023), demons from the past catch up with the Lambert family ten years on, just as their son Dalton starts university. Patrick Wilson not only stars in this fifth chapter of «Insidious», but also makes his directing debut.

Want more entertainment without commercial breaks? These and many other VoD highlights will be available soon in the Sunrise VoD store.

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