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Last film in series of village showings packs a real punch

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: June 04, 2014

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THE final film in a series of village cinema screenings has been announced.

Hulland Films will end its season with "The Love Punch" on Saturday at the Hulland Ward and District Millennium Village Hall.

On his last day of work, middle-aged, company owner Richard Jones (Pierce Brosnan) is looking forward to a worry-free retirement.

He is horrified to learn that the management buy-out was fraudulent, his company is now bankrupt and the employees' pension fund – including his own – has been embezzled.

The new owner is a very wealthy French financier, so Richard and his ex-wife Kate fly to Paris, convinced they will return the money when he explains everything to him.

However, the meeting doesn't quite go to plan.

A little wiser but more desperate, they comes up with plan B – to steal a $10 million diamond purchased by the Frenchman for his bride-to-be, sell it and return the money to the pension fund.

They call on the help of their best friends and neighbours, Jerry and Penelope (Timothy Spall and Celia Imrie), who join them in what is dubbed as a "tongue-in-cheek, comedy caper with a dash of romance, all set against the sun-drenched backdrop of the French Riviera".

Rated 12A, the film starts at 7pm. Tickets are priced at £4 and are on sale from Hulland Ward Post Office or by calling the box office on 01335 370257.

To find out more about the film group, visit www.hwd2. co.uk.

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