• 'Rumble Fish', by Francis Ford Coppola (1983) (SBS Movies)
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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20 Apr 2017 - 10:06 AM  UPDATED 24 Apr 2017 - 4:54 PM

Monday 24 April

Deep Water: The Real Story

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

MA15+
Australia, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Amanda Blue
What's it about?
This documentary explores a spate of violence and crime, which bloodied Sydney's coastline in the 1980s and 1990s. Disturbing gang assaults were being carried out on coastal cliffs around Sydney, and mysterious deaths officially recorded as 'suicide', 'disappearance' and 'misadventure'. Survivors, families of victims, police, journalists, forensic pathologists speak in the hope that new evidence might rise to the surface.

More info: 'Deep Water' program page

Deep Water: The Real Story
 

Tuesday 25 April

Paris Manhattan

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
France, 2012
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: French, English
Director: Sophie Lellouche
Starring: Alice Taglioni, Patrick Bruel, Marine Delterme
What's it about?
Idealistic pharmacist Alice is obsessed with the movies of Woody Allen. She continually quotes lines from his films, engages in imaginary conversations, and even prescribes her customers his classic works to help alleviate their ailments. Alice’s increasingly concerned Jewish parents hope to cure her fixation by setting her up with a handsome French gentleman, but even he quickly realises that he’s no match for the man of her dreams.

Paris-Manhattan 

Wednesday 26 April

Big Trouble in Little China

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1986
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Action
Language: English
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun
What's it about?
After Wang Chi's green-eyed fiancee, Miao Yin, is kidnapped at San Francisco airport, truck driver Jack Burton and Wang embark on a great adventure in underground Chinatown to rescue her. They learn that the powerful evil sorcerer David Lo Pan has been cursed to exist without a physical body and needs to marry a woman with green eyes to retrieve it. Miao is the chosen one. Jack, Wang, lawyer Gracie Law and a sorcerer face a world of magicians and magic, monsters and martial arts fighters.

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Big Trouble in Little China

Lionel

10:00pm, NITV
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
Australia, 2008
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Eddie Martin
Starring: Lionel Rose
What's it about?
This documentary tells undisputed world banatam weight champion Lionel Rose's story, warts and all, from his childhood in to the present day. A story that is both triumphant and bitter-sweet.

Rush to play composer Lionel Bart

Rumble Fish

10:20pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1983
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper, Nicolas Cage
What's it about?
From director Francis Ford Coppola comes the story of two brothers struggling to live up to his adored brother's reputation in an impoverished industrial town and break out of the urban trap of gang warfare and violence.

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Rumble Fish 

Thursday 27 April

The Forgiveness of Blood

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
Albania, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Albanian
Director: Joshua Marston
Starring: Tristan Halilaj, Sindi Lacej, Refet Abazi
What's it about?
The award-winning follow-up feature from Maria, Full of Grace director Joshua Marston follows an unfolding family drama in modern Albania. Nik is an ordinary teenager, more interested in Facebook than his family’s bread business. When his father goes over to settle a dispute with their neighbour, the neighbour ends up murdered and his father is arrested by police. The neighbour’s family seek violent justice under the ancient Albanian “eye for an eye” law, and Nik and his family become trapped inside their house.

The Forgiveness of Blood Review

Being Evel

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

M
USA, 2015
Genre: History, documentary
Language: English
Director: Daniel Junge
Starring: Evel Knievel, George Hamilton, Johnny Knoxville
What's it about?
In the history of sports, few names are more recognizable than that of Evel Knievel. Long after the man hung up his famous white leather jumpsuit and rode his Harley into the sunset, his name is still synonymous with the death-defying lifestyle he led. Notoriously brash, bold, and daring, Knievel stared death in the face from the seat of his motorcycle, but few know the larger-than-life story of the boy from Butte, Montana.

 

Friday 28 April

Silent Running

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1972
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Douglas Trumbull
Starring: Bruce Dern, Ron Rifkin, Cliff Potts
What's it about?
In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for commercial purposes, most of the crew of the Valley Forge rejoice at the prospect of going home. Not so for botanist Freeman Lowell who loves the forest and its creatures, so decides to take matters into his own hands to protect what he loves.

silent running
Silent Running

Black Robe

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

M
USA, Canada, Australia, 1991
Genre: Western, Action, Drama, History
Language: Cree, English, Latin
Director: Bruce Beresford
Starring: Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt
What's it about?
In the 17th century, a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. The Jesuit experiences a spiritual journey while his young companion falls in love with the Algonquin chief's beautiful daughter underneath the imposing and magnificent mountains. Dread and death follows them upriver.

Black Robe

Battle for Terra

7:45pm, NITV
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

PG
USA, 2007
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Brian Cox, James Garner, Chris Evans, Danny Glover
What's it about?
A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.

Locke

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

MA15+
UK, 2013
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Steven Knight
Starring: Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson
What's it about?
Ivan Locke has worked hard to craft a good life for himself. Tonight, that life will collapse around him. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. Taking place over the course of one riveting car ride, Locke is directed by Academy-award nominated writer, Steven Knight and stars Tom Hardy in a tour-de-force performance.

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Locke Review
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Downfall

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

MA15+
Germany, 2004
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Language: German
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Starring: Bruno Ganz, Ulrich Matthes, Alexandra Maria Lara
What's it about?
1945 Adolf Hitler has retreated to his Berlin bunker amidst the city's onslaught and destruction by the Soviet Red Army. When it becomes apparent that the German military campaign is a lost cause, he savagely lambasts all around him for having failed, while making plans for his final exit.

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Downfall

The Rise

10:05pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
UK, 2012
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: Rowan Athale
Starring: Luke Treadaway, Timothy Spall, Matthew Lewis
What's it about?
A young man recently released from prison recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who is responsible for his incarceration. Can he get revenge and win back his fed-up girlfriend?

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The Rise

2 Plus 2

12:00am, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Argentina, 2012
Genre: Comedy
Language: Spanish
Director: Diego Kaplan
Starring: Adrián Suar, Carla Peterson, Julieta Diaz, Juan Minujín
What's it about?
When the fun of double dating begins to grow old, Richard and Bettina share a dirty little secret with their friends Diego and Emilia: they live a double life as swingers, and would love to share this practice with them.

 

Saturday 29 April

Drunken Master

11:15pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Hong Kong, 1978
Genre: Action, Comedy
Language: , Portuguese, International
Director: Yuen Woo-Ping
Starring: Jackie Chan, Yuen Siu-Tin, Hwang Jang-Lee
What's it about?
Wong Fei-Hong's father has been trying to teach him king-fu, but has found him too disobedient to teach. He sends him off to his uncle, a cruel and torturous master of the 8-Drunken Genii kung-fu. After much suffering, the son comes back to rescue the father from an assassin who has previously humiliated Naughty Panther.

 

Sunday 30 April

Walt Disney (Part 1)

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

PG
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
What's it about?
Walt Disney - never has a person held such a commanding place in American life. Yet as familiar as his work was to young and old alike, Disney himself was something of an enigma. To his fierce defenders, Disney was a visionary artist and entrepreneur who had changed American popular culture for the better, grounding it once again in a spirit of hopeful promise and shared values. To his detractors, Disney represented everything that was wrong with American culture, from its saccharine sentimentality and simplification of history to its redirection of our attention from reality to fantasy. His life and legacy are unravelled in this intimate biography.

The Medallion

9:55pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Hong Kong, USA, 2003
Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Fantasy, Action
Language: English
Director: Gordon Chan
Starring: Jackie Chan, Claire Forlani, Lee Evans
What's it about?
Jackie Chan is Eddie Yang, a Hong Kong detective who suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.

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Freedomland

10:00pm, NITV

M
USA, 2006
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Language: English, Italian
Director: Joe Roth
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore, Edie Falco
What's it about?
A mother blames the disappearance of her child on a black man from the projects after she reports a carjacking. A detective suspects the woman is hiding something.

Freedomland 

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