CULTURE

Saturday 31/01

About Schmidt Schmidt, the most average of men, is at a loss as to what to do with his remaining years when he retires and becomes a widower all in just a few days. Comedy drama directed by Alexander Payne, starring Jack Nicholson, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates and Hope Davis. (Star – 0.45) Seppuku With artful black-and-white cinematography and set in 17th-century Japan, this is a mysterious tale of honor, revenge, warlords and the way of the samurai. Drama directed by Masaki Kobayashi, starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Rentaro Mikuni, Shima Iwashita and Akira Ishihama. (In Japanese) (Vouli – 22.00)