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1. Decision to Leave《分手的决心》
While Decision to Leave is a lot less lurid than some of Park Chan-wook's previous masterpieces, such as Oldboy and The Handmaiden, there is no mistaking the Korean director's polished style and mind-bendingly complicated plotting. Park Hae-il stars as a married police detective investigating the death of a mountain climber in Busan. Tang Wei plays the climber's widow, a Chinese widow who seems suspiciously relaxed about her husband's grisly demise.
Released on 14 October in the US & 21 October in the UK and Ireland
2. Triangle of Sadness《悲情三角》
Sweden's Ruben Östlund has taken home the top prize from the Cannes Film Festival twice in a row. In 2017, he won the Palme d'Or for his art-world satire, The Square, and this year he won it again for his follow-up, Triangle of Sadness, a lampoon of the super-rich. Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean (who died in August) star as two young models on a luxury cruise. Most of the super-rich passengers are horrifically sure of their superiority. But when the ship capsizes, and the survivors are washed up on a desert island, it doesn't matter who's got the most money any more.
Released on 7 October in the US, Canada and Sweden, 13 October in Germany and Portugal, & 28 October in the UK and Ireland
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3. Ticket to Paradise《天堂门票》
Glamorous Hollywood romantic comedies have almost died out, so it's a relief to see Ticket to Paradise, another sunny farce from Ol Parker, the director of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! Julia Roberts and George Clooney play two ex-spouses who are forced to spend time together when their daughter (Kaitlyn Dever) announces that she is getting married on Bali, just a month after meeting her fiancé. The exes plan to sabotage their daughter's hasty marriage, but could Bali's white sands, turquoise seas and strong cocktails change their minds?
Released on 5 October in France, 6 October in Italy and Mexico, and 21 October in the US and Canada
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The first film in seven years from David O Russell (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook), Amsterdam features Christian Bale and John David Washington as two soldiers who recuperate together after World War One, and Margot Robbie as a nurse who tends them. Years later, in the 1930s, they're accused of murder, and uncover a conspiracy involving shady characters played by Robert De Niro, Mike Myers, Taylor Swift, Rami Malek, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Michael Shannon, Zoe Saldaña and more.
Released on 7 October in the UK, Ireland, the US and Canada