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Rialto Channel offers a superb range of specialist movie, documentary and entertainment programming. Here is an opportunity to see programming that you won't see anywhere else on New Zealand television. Rialto Channel appeals to movie lovers who want to be more than just entertained – you want to be informed, educated and involved.



Saturday 7 October 8.30pm Channel 039

Two 17th-century Portuguese missionaries, Father Sebastian Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Francisco Garupe (Adam Driver), embark on a perilous journey to Japan to find their missing mentor (Liam Neeson).

The Handmaiden

Monday 9 October 8.30pm Channel 039

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering uncle. But the maid has a secret...

A United Kingdom

Saturday 14 October 8.30pm Channel 039

In the late 1940s, Prince Seretse Khama of Bechuanaland is studying law in Britain in preparation for his eventual ascension to the throne. There, the dashing prince falls in love with a white British clerk, Ruth Williams, and they plan to marry.


Saturday 28 October 8.30pm Channel 039

In 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child in India of a poor but happy rural family. On a trip with his brother, Saroo soon finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home. Now totally lost in an alien urban environment and too young to identify either himself or his home to the authorities, Saroo struggles to survive as a street child until he is sent to an orphanage.

Whiskey Galore

Sunday 15 October 8.30pm Channel 039

Based on a true story and a remake of the 1949 classic comedy. In the middle of wartime rationing, the SS Politician ran aground and sunk on Feb 5 1941. Having left Liverpool two days earlier, heading for Jamaica, it sank outside Eriskay, The Outer Hebrides, Scotland, in bad weather, containing 250,000 bottles of whiskey.

APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2017

Saturday 21 October 8.30pm Channel 039

The APRA Silver Scroll Awards celebrate New Zealand’s songwriters and composers. Alongside the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll Award, also presented on the night are the APRA Maioha Award, the SOUNZ Contemporary Award, the APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film Award and the APRA Best Original Music in a Series Award.

The Wailing

Monday 16 October 8.30pm Channel 039

In the small village Goksung in South Korea, police officer Jong-Goo investigates bizarre murders caused by a mysterious disease. His partner spreads gossip that a Japanese stranger that lives in a secluded house in the mountains would be an evil spirit responsible for the illness.

Aber Bergen

Tuesday 10 October 8.30pm Channel 039

Aber Bergen is an entertaining courtroom drama about the recently separated, but still professional partners, Erik Aber and Elea Bergen. They are two of the country's sharpest defense attorneys, who together with an unorthodox team of lawyers have built up a reputable law firm, where they attempt to balance professional and private as they are thrown between moral, political and legal dilemmas.

Bobby Sands: 66 Days

Wednesday 4 October 8.30pm Channel 039

In the spring of 1981 Irish Republican Bobby Sands' 66-day hunger strike brought the attention of the world to his cause. Drawing on an Irish Republican tradition of martyrdom, Sands' emotive, non-violent protest to be classified as a political prisoner became a defining moment in 20th century Irish history.

The Queen Of Ireland

Wednesday 25 October 8.30pm Channel 039

A documentary that follows drag queen Panti Bliss: part glamorous aunt, part Jessica Rabbit, a wittily incisive performer with charisma to burn who is widely regarded as one of the best drag queens in the world.

The Panic In Needle Park

Friday 6 October 8.30pm Channel 039

A stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in "Needle Park" in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless girl who finds in her relationship with Bobby the stability she craves.

Ill Manors

Friday 20 October 8.30pm Channel 039

A unique crime thriller set on the unforgiving streets of London, Ill Manors follows six disparate lives, all struggling to survive the circles of violence that engulf them.


Monday 18 September 8.30pm Channel 039

Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.

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