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Monday, December 18th, 2023


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Leto Atreides is ordered by the Emperor to take control of the planet Arrakis from which the Harkonnen have been asked to leave. When the Atreides household arrives on Arrakis, they find that before leaving, the Harkonnen have sabotaged most of the equipment used for harvesting the spice from the desert. Atreides also attempts to make peace with the Fremen, who inhabit the planet since before the spice was discovered and started to play an important role in interstellar navigation. The Fremen, dominated by the Harkonnen, also believe that Leto's son Paul is the Mahdi who is prophesied to come some day and lead the Fremen. The emperor's purpose in ordering the Atreides to Arrakis is actually to trigger a war between them and the Harkonnen in order to get rid of two Great Houses that would threaten his authority. Paul also happens to be the result of centuries of genetic selection by the Bene Gesserit, a secretive sisterhood to whom his mother Jessica belongs and who aims to create a being who will guide humanity to a better future. When the Harkonnen attack the Atreides, Leto and most of his household are killed; Paul and Jessica escape, eventually find the Stilgar tribe of Fremen about whom Paul has had recurrent dreams.

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In Bruges

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After accidentally killing a child, Rookie hitman Ray is sent to Bruges with his mentor Ken to hide while waiting for instructions from their boss Harry. The latter orders Ken to kill Ray, as he cannot condone hitmen killing children. Ken is about to reluctantly carry the order, but instead prevents Ray from committing suicide and puts him on a train, telling him to disappear. When Ken tells Harry, the latter comes to Bruges to deal punish Ken. Meanwhile Ray is arrested by the police on the train for having hit a customer at the restaurant where he was having dinner with Chloë, a local drug dealer he had met a few days earlier while assisting to the filming of a film on the street. Chloë bails Ray out of prison and as they have a drink outside a café they are noticed by Chloë's ex-boyfriend, an accomplice of Harry who immediately notifies his boss. The latter happens to be at the top of the belfry tower near the café. Harry shoots Ken in the leg as a punishment, but Ken gets more seriously wounded as he attempts to stop Harry from going after Ray. As Harry runs down the stairs, Ken goes up and jumps from the tower. He is noticed by Ray and manages to tell him about Harry before dying. Ray runs away, chased throughout the city by Harry who eventually shoots him on a square where the same film is being filmed. Harry accidentally kills a dwarf, playing the role of a child in the film. Believing he has killed a child, he kills himself.

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