When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS VICELAND, NITV and SBS On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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SBS Movies

16 Mar 2017 - 11:20 AM  UPDATED 23 Mar 2017 - 12:28 PM

Monday 20 March

Bad Family

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

M
Finland, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Finnish
Director: Aleksi Salmenperä
Starring: Lauri Tilkanen, Ville Virtanen, Pihla Viitala
What's it about?
Follows one man's desperate journey into the taboo world of incest. Mikael is a successful judge who lives with his adored teenager son, Dani. When his estranged ex-wife dies, Mikael's beautiful 20-year-old daughter, Tilda, comes to live with him and Dani. As an intimate relationship develops between the newly-introduced siblings, Mikael tries his best to separate the two.

The Meaning of Life

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, 1983
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam
Starring: Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
What's it about?
This observational documentary reveals the humour, chaos and passion that went into bringing the Flying Circus to the stage, while offering unique insights into each of the stars.

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Milocrorze: A Love Story

10:35pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Japan, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Language: Japanese
Director: Yoshimasa Ishibashi
Starring: Takayuki Yamada, Anna Ishibashi, Sayaka Fukita
What's it about?
Three separate stories are interspersed with a series of irreverent sketches based on the anxieties of young men in love: Ovreneli Vreneligare’s young world is rocked by a mysterious woman; Kumagai Besson is an unorthodox youth counsellor who offers idiosyncratic advice to young men about romance; and Tamon is a one-eyed ronin who falls in love with a florist and is drawn into a quest to recover her when she is kidnapped.

Milocrorze: A Love Story Review

 

Tuesday 21 March

Michou d'Auber

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2007
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Thomas Gilou
Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Nathalie Baye, Mathieu Amalric, Samy Seghir
What's it about?
Gérard Depardieu stars as Georges in this heart-warming story about all-conquering love and acceptance. Set in France during the Algerian War, Georges is a surly war veteran whose marriage to maternal Gisèle is under strain due to the couple’s inability to have children. When Gisèle takes in an Arab foster child, she gives him an image makeover to help him find acceptance within her conservative society and with her ill-tempered husband.

Mother

11:35pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Korea, 2009
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Language: Korean
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Starring: Hye-ja Kim, Bin Won, Ku Jin
What's it about?
When a disabled boy is arrested for the murder of a young girl in rural South Korea, the case is quickly closed thanks to an inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force. It's left to the boy's widowed mother to find the girl's killer and to prove her son's innocence. Winner of three Asian Film Awards in 2010, including Best Film.

 

Wednesday 22 March

Gainsbourg

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2010
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Language: French
Director: Joann Sfar
Starring: Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta
What's it about?
Eric Elmosnino delivers a memorable performance as French musician Serge Gainsbourg in this inspiring biopic by debut director Joann Sfar. The film follows Gainsbourg through the Second World War, as he develops into a rising young star and unlikely womaniser who charms Brigitte Bardot and weds Jane Birkin. Winner of three César Awards in 2011, including Best Actor and Best First Film

Gainsbourg Review

eXistenZ

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, Canada, 1999
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring:  Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe
What's it about?
In the near future, a society in which game designers are worshipped as superstars and players can organically enter inside the games. Allegra Geller is hip, aware, sexily alluring and utterly dedicated to her invention - a game system that taps into its users fears and desires and blurs the boundaries of reality. When anti-eXistenZialist fanatics with strange weapons attempt to assassinate Allegra, she is forced to flee.

Existenz Review
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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

9:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Sweden, 2011
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Göran Olsson
Starring: Harry Belafonte, Erykah Badu, Stokely Carmichael, Kathleen Cleaver
What's it about?
With fresh and candid archival footage, The Black Power Mixtape looks at the people, society, culture, and style that fueled an era of convulsive change.

Best movies to 'Face Up To Racism' streaming at SBS On Demand

The Abyss

10:20pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1989
Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn
What's it about?
A team of civilian divers and Navy SEALs are thrust to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, in a search-and-rescue mission for a sunken nuclear submarine, finding them trapped in the black depths of the trench, 2,500 feet below the Atlantic Ocean.They must confront the mystery of the abyss, a mystery that will ultimately demand the greatest sacrifice man can make. 

David and Margaret Review 'The Abyss'

 

Thursday 23 March

A Family

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

M
Denmark, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Danish
Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Starring: Jesper Christensen, Lene Maria Christensen, Pilou Asbaek
What's it about?
When her charismatic but dominating father falls seriously ill, Ditte, the youngest of a successful Danish family, faces the agonizing choice between pursuing her own dream job and life in New York, or continuing the legacy of her family. 

Roots (Part 2 of 4)

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

MA15+
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Mario Van Peebles
Starring: Emayatzy Corinealdi, Emyri Crutchfield, Matthew Goode
What's it about?
Redcoats attempt to persuade slaves to run away and join the English army; Kunta escapes but slave catchers apprehend him and amputate half of his foot to ensure that he never runs off again. John Waller sells Kunta to his younger brother William.

 

Friday 24 March

Akeelah and the Bee

7:30pm, NITV

PG
USA, 2006
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Doug Atchison
Starring: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer
What's it about?
Akeelah, an 11-year-old girl living in South Los Angeles, discovers she has a talent for spelling, which she hopes will take her to the National Spelling Bee. Despite her mother's objections, Akeelah doesn't give up on her goal. She finds help in the form of a mysterious teacher, and along with overwhelming support from her community, Akeelah might just have what it takes to make her dream come true.

Three Kings

8:35pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 1999
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Language: English
Director: David O. Russell
Starring: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube
What's it about?
A small group of adventurous American soldiers in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War are determined to steal a huge cache of gold reputed to be hidden somewhere near their desert base. Finding a map they believe will take them to the gold, they embark on a journey that leads to unexpected discoveries, enabling them to rise to a heroic challenge that drastically changes their lives.

Three Kings review
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Read more: War is a bore in 'Three Kings'

Naked Ambition

11:15pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Hong Kong, 2014
Genre: Comedy
Language: Cantonese, Japanese
Director: Lee Kung Lok
Starring: Chapman To, Josie Ho, Tatsumi Yui
What's it about?
When some buddies from Hong Kong decide to finance a pornographic video production in Japan, it all seems so easy - until their male lead quits on the first day, forcing one of them to take his place. Wyman reluctantly accepts the role – and surprisingly becomes an adult film star in Japan and at home.

Naked Ambition Review

The Octagon

11:15pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 1980
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Eric Karson
Starring: Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson, Lee Van Cleef
What's it about?
Legendary martial arts star Chuck Norris takes on a deadly terrorist training camp known only as The Octagon in this deadly tale of revenge that pits brother against brother in a classic showdown battle of good vs. evil.

 

Saturday 25 March

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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

M
UK, 2013
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Mira Nair
Starring: Riz Ahmed, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber, Kate Hudson
What's it about?
From Award-winning director Mira Nair, and based on the acclaimed novel by Mohsin Hamid, comes this explosive film which explores bias and the phenomenon of globalisation that is both brilliant and unsettling. A young Pakistani man who is chasing corporate success on Wall Street soon finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist: interviews
The Reluctant Fundamentalist Review

Even the Rain

10:55pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Spain, 2010
Genre: History
Language: Spanish
Director: Iciar Bollain
Starring: Gael García Bernal, Karra Elejalde, Luis Tosar
What's it about?
A film director, Sebastian, and his producer, Costa, set out to make a revisionist drama about the Spanish conquest of the Americas. Costa has decided to shoot in Bolivia, because it's the cheapest place in South America. Sebastian casts a local man, Daniel, as the Taíno chieftain who led a rebellion against the Spaniards. Unbeknownst to the director, Daniel is leading his community's demonstrations against the government's decision to privatise water.

 

Sunday 26 March

OJ Simpson: Made in America (Part 4 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?
As all the world watches Simpson's murder trial, OJ's defence team lead by Johnnie Cochran change the focus of the trial to a racial one and accuses the LAPD and detective Mark Fuhrman of racism instead of focusing on the actual murders. 

Catch up on the previous episodes at SBS on Demand

I Am Love

11:15pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS on Demand

MA15+
Italy, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian, Russian
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Edoardo Gabbriellini, Flavio Parenti, Tilda Swinton
What's it about?
Over two decades ago, Emma left Russia to follow Tancredi Recchi, the man who had proposed to her. Now a member of a wealthy Milanese family, she is the respected mother of three. Although not unhappy, Emma feels confusedly unfulfilled. As cracks in the family façade appear, she is reawakened to the forces of passion and unconditional love.

Why You Should Watch: I Am Love
Dinner and a Movie: I Am Love
I Am Love: Review

 

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