• Naomi Watts in Eastern Promises (2007) (SBS Movies)
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9 Mar 2017 - 3:57 PM  UPDATED 14 Mar 2017 - 9:36 AM

Monday 13 March

Not by Chance

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

PG
Brazil, 2007
Genre: Drama
Language: Portuguese
Director: Philippe Barcinski
Starring: Branca Messina, Letícia Sabatella, Leonardo Medeiros, Rodrigo Santoro
What's it about?
Two men, who have never met, have a common lifestyle based on precision and control. An unpredictable accident involving the two women they love will forever change the course of their lives. Director Philippe Barcinski's debut film centres on the random fate of its seemingly unrelated characters.

Twelve Monkeys

9:25pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1995
Genre: Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Madeleine Stowe
What's it about?
In the year 2035, an unknown virus has wiped out 99 percent of earth’s population. A criminal reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to determine the origin of the epidemic, and obtain information that may contain the spread of the virus. He is accidentally sent back six years earlier than expected, and is arrested and locked up in a mental institution, where he meets Dr. Kathryn Railly, a psychiatrist, and Jeffrey Goines, the insane son of a famous scientist and virus expert.

Twelve Monkeys review: An exhilarating time travel tale from the king of chaos, Terry Gilliam
SBS VICELAND: Terry Gilliam movie season
Watch: Terry Gilliam and Bruce Willis talk 'Twelve Monkeys', 'La Jetée' and time travel

Read: Brad Pitt’s all-time greatest performances

Norwegian Ninja

11:50pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Norway, 2010
Genre: Action, Comedy
Language: Norwegian, Russian
Director: Thomas Cappelen Malling
Starring: Mads Ousdal, Jon Øigarden
What's it about?
This madcap action comedy is a true story about Commander Arne Treholt and his Ninja Force. During the Cold War, Norway has found a perfect solution to protect its neutral state: a group of elite fighters trained as ninjas. 

 

Tuesday 14 March

The Father of My Children

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Starring: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Chiara Caselli, Alice de Lencquesaing
What's it about?
Grégoire, a successful film producer, spirals into suicidal despondency as his company becomes riddled with debt, the turmoil taking a dramatic toll on his family. Winner of the Un Certain Regard - Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009.

Father of My Children Review

The Sea Inside

10:45pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS on Demand

M
Spain, 2004
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Starring: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas
What's it about?
An Oscar-winning masterpiece about a quadriplegic's desire to die with dignity. Based on the true story of Ramón Sampedro, who was left a quadriplegic after a swimming accident some 28 years prior, the film focuses on the final months of Ramón's life and his attempts to win the right to an assisted suicide through the courts. Although this is a poignant and moving film, it is also full of humour.

The Sea Inside review: A truly moving story
SBS On Demand: Javier Bardem double bill

 

Wednesday 15 March

Eastern Promises

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
UK, 2007
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Language: English
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel
What's it about?
A Russian midwife living in London is disturbed by the circumstances surrounding the death of a 14-year-old, who died whilst giving birth. Her amateur investigations lead to her to a restaurant operated by the elderly head of an organised crime family.

Eastern Promises Review

A Dangerous Method

10:25pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
UK, 2012
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Biography
Language: English
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley
What's it about?
Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient this psychological film. Jung's weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud, but soon both men fall under Sabina's spell.

A Dangerous Method: David Cronenberg interview
Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method
Why You Should Watch: A Dangerous Method
A Dangerous Method Review

The Hunt

12:50am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Denmark, Sweden, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Danish
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Alexandra Rapaport
What's it about?
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

The Hunt: Mads Mikkelsen interview
The Hunt review: Group hysteria drama gets it right
SBS On Demand: Mads Mikkelsen Movie Marathon

 

Thursday 16 March

Roots (Part 1 of 4)

9:30pm, NITV
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Phillip Noyce
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Matthew Goode, Malachi Kirby
What's it about?
Based on the 1976 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Alex Haley, Roots tells the story of Kunta Kinte, a 17-year-old man taken from the Mandinka village of Juffure, Gambia, and sold as a slave to a plantation owner in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. In the river region of The Gambia in 1750, Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, give birth to a son, Kunta; Kunta is kidnapped in 1767 and sold to British slave traders; after arriving in Maryland, Virginia planter John Waller purchases Kunta.

 

Friday 17 March

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

8:35pm, SBS

M
UK, France, USA, 2000
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Action
Language: English
Director: Joel Coen
Starring: George Clooney, Tim Blake Nelson, John Turturro
What's it about?
Based loosely on Homer's Odyssey this Coen brothers gem follows the misadventures of escaped con Ulysses Everett McGill and his none-too-bright sidekicks Pete and Delmar. The trio tries to make its way back to Ulysses' Penelope before she can marry again. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, their hasty run takes them on an incredible journey full of crazy experiences and colourful characters.

How George Clooney's 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' accent was a family affair
SBS: George Clooney movie season

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

11:00pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Hong Kong, 2010
Genre: Martial Arts
Language: Cantonese, Japanese
Director: Andrew Lau
Starring: Donnie Yen, Alex Ahlstrom, Qi Shu
What's it about?
Set in 1920s Shanghai, ex-soldier Chen Zhen is posing as a rich playboy to infiltrate the local mafia, who have formed an alliance with the invading Japanese. By night, Chen masquerades as a caped crusader, determined to reclaim the city, one flying kick at a time.

Candy

11:10pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Australia, 2006
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Neil Armfield
Starring: Abbie Cornish, Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush
What's it about?
Candy is a contemporary love story of startling beauty directed by acclaimed theatre director Neil Armfield and adapted from the bestselling novel by Luke Davies. In the title role, Abbie Cornish plays a young artist whose lust for life takes her to the edge of sanity. Heath Ledger is Dan, a sometime poet lost in love with Candy. Candy gravitates to Dan and his bohemian lifestyle…and his love of heroin. Winner of the AFI Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Candy Review

 

Saturday 18 March

Precious

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Lee Daniels
Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton 
What's it about?
In New York City's Harlem in 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate 16-year-old who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enrol in an alternative school in the hope that her life can head in a new direction. Winner of two Academy Awards in 2010, and nominated for four others, including Best Picture.

Why You Should Watch: Precious
Precious Review|
SBS VICELAND: "R" for Racism movie season

Half of a Yellow Sun

10:40pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
UK, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Binyi Bandele
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Joseph Mawle
What's it about?
Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, they put aside their differences to join the fight to establish an independent republic.

Half of a Yellow Sun: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton interview
Half of a Yellow Sun Review
SBS VICELAND: "R" for Racism movie season

 

Sunday 19 March

OJ Simpson: Made in America (Part 3 of 5)

9:30pm, NITV
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

PG
USA, 2016
Genre: Crime, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ezra Edelman
What's it about?
OJ's life and his public image change forever when he is accused of murdering his estranged wife, Nicole Brown. His arrest, attempted escape and trial become a media circus.

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