We say goodbye to some great films this month. Catch them before they disappear.
4 Oct 2017 - 9:03 AM  UPDATED 13 Oct 2017 - 9:32 AM

Click each image to play the film in full at SBS On Demand. Please note that the films on this list expire at various times throughout September (If there is no 'play' button, the film is no longer available).

 

Son of Babylon

PG, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic, Kurdish
Director: Mohamed Al-Daradji
Starring: Bashir Al Majid, Yasser Talib, Shazada Hussein
What's it about?
Northern Iraq, 2003. Two weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Ahmed, a 12-year-old boy begrudgingly follows in the shadow of his grandmother who has heard that prisoners of war have been found alive in the south. She is determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed’s father, who never returned from the Gulf War. From the mountains of Kurdistan to the sands of Babylon, the two of them hitch rides from strangers and cross paths with fellow pilgrims, on all-too-similar journeys. Struggling to understand his grandmother’s search, Ahmed follows in the forgotten footsteps of a father he never knew.

Son of Babylon Review

The Secret of Kells

PG
Belgium, France, Ireland, 2009
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey
Starring: Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Hourican, Mick Lally, Michael McGrath, Christen Mooney, Paul Tylak, Paul Young
What's it about?
Adventure awaits 12-year-old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that will take him beyond the abbey walls and into the enchanted forest where dangerous mythical creatures hide. Will Brendan succeed in his quest?

Attack on Titan: Part 1

M
Japan, 2015
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Drama, Action, Science Fiction
Language: Japanese
Director: Shinji Higuchi
Starring: Haruma Miura, Kiko Mizuhara, Kanata Hongô, Nanami Sakuraba, Takahiro Miura, Satomi Ishihara, Hiroki Hasegawa
What's it about?
In a world where giant humanoid Titans prey on humans, Eren joins the scouting legion to get revenge on the monsters who killed everyone in his town. 

The Dead Lands

MA15+
New Zealand, 2014
Genre: Action
Language: Italian, Maori
Director: Toa Fraser
Starring: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka
What's it about?
After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, the teenage son of a slain Maori chieftain looks to avenge his father's murder and bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones.

Rockstar

PG
[country], 2011
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Language: Hindi
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Starring: Shikha Jain Shikha Jain, Nargis Fakhri, Shammi Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor
What's it about?
Jordan (Ranbir Kapoor), a college-bound social nobody, realises that his musical heroes have all had tragic lives, whereas he's had it all too easy. In an impulsive attempt to mimic their success, he pursues the hottest girl on campus in the hope that his heart will eventually be crushed, giving him the life experience he needs to write songs with depth.

Rockstar: Ranbir Kapoor interview

7 Days

2010
Genre: Crime, Horror
Language: French
Director: Daniel Grou
Starring: Rémy Girard, Daniel Grou, Claude Legault
What's it about?
After his eight year old daughter is raped and murdered, Bruno (Claude Legault) htches a detailed plan for revenge, which involves kidnapping the alleged perpetrator (Martin Dubreuil) and torturing him for seven days.

Le Havre

PG
France, Germany, 2010
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: Finnish, French
Director: Aki Kaurismaki
Starring: André Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin
What's it about?
Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a former author and a well-known Bohemian, has retreated into a voluntary exile in the port city of Le Havre, when fate suddenly throws in his path an underage immigrant refugee from the darkest Africa. Confronted by a dragnet of the police closing around the refugee boy, it's time for Marcel to polish his shoes and reveal his teeth.

Le Havre: Aki Kaurismaki interview
Le Havre review: The resistance gets a dose of deadpan humour

Inside the Chinese Closet

2015

Director: Sophia Luvarà
What's it about?
Instead of being proud of his son, the father of a successful Chinese architect named Andy is worried. Andy, who lives in Shanghai, has come out of the closet, and his father is overcome with shame. Cherry's mother is struggling with a similar issue because her daughter is attracted to women. Cherry's family comes from rural China where homosexuality is widely regarded as unacceptable. So the parents of both protagonists start looking for some way of covering it up, and both conclude that their suffering would be eased by a marriage of convenience followed by children. The film follows Andy and Cherry in their frantic efforts to find "acceptable" partners. They can be themselves when they're out with friends, but then we see them at a "fake marriage fair" where gay men and women attempt to make matrimonial deals with one another. It leads to some rather awkward dates for Andy and his candidate spouses, followed by the unavoidable phone calls to update his increasingly impatient father. Andy and Cherry are courageous and extraordinarily candid in their presentation of a thorny issue in China, and one that is usually hidden from view. Their stories shed light on a nation in transition. China is modernising rapidly, but older generations are still clinging to old-fashioned values.

Delicacy

M
France, 2011
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: French
Director: Stéphane Foenkinos, David Foenkinos
Starring: Francois Damiens, Audrey Tautou
What's it about?
Natalie (Audrey Tautou) isn’t certain of anything anymore. One minute she is happily married, successful in her career and convinced the future is full of promise. But then a tragic accident occurs and her whole world is turned upside. Years later, still bruised by grief, she impulsively kisses her colleague Markus (François Damiens). For Natalie, it is just a kiss. For the awkward, unassuming Markus, it is the moment in which he falls hopelessly, helplessly in love. But how will he ever convince such a beautiful, intelligent, confused young woman that he is the man who can bring her back to life?

Bald Mountain

2013
Genre: Drama, Western
Language: Portuguese
Director: Heitor Dhalia
Starring: Wagner Moura, Matheus Nachtergaele, Sophie Charlotte, Juliano Cazarré, Júlio Andrade
What's it about?
Best friends Juliano (Juliano Cazarré) and Joaquin (Júlio Andrade) join the gold rush at Serra Pelada, Bald Mountain, a mountain town near the mighty Amazon river. As the town grows in numbers, it also sees an explosion in violent crime and pollution. Soon the friends' dreams of hitting the jack pot are shattered. 

Betty Blue

MA15+
France, 1986
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: French
Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Starring: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Béatrice Dalle, Gérard Darmon
What's it about?
Betty Blue, a mentally unbalanced and sexually aggressive free spirit who becomes involved with Zorg, a repairman moonlighting as a writer. The two engage in a variety of sexual encounters, and grow more passionate toward each other. Betty finds Zorg’s book and is aggressively supportive; over time, her instability begins to catch up with her, leading to a grisly and shocking conclusion.

Quintessential French movie 'Betty Blue' is back

2010: The Year We Make Contact

PG
United States, 1984
Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction
Language: English, Russian
Director: Peter Hyams
Starring: John Lithgow, Bob Balaban, Helen Mirren, Roy Scheider, Candice Bergen, Keir Dullea, James McEachin, Douglas Rain, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Savely Kramarov, Taliesin Jaffe, Mary Jo Deschanel, Elya Baskin, Dana Elcar, Oleg Rudnik, Natasha Shneider, Vladimir Skomarovsky, Victor Steinbach
What's it about?
This is a sequel to 2001 A Space Odyssey. It is now 2010 and both the Americans and the Russians are racing to get to Jupiter to investigate the black monolith (similar to the one found in Lunar Crater Clavius) which was found by the U.S.S. Discovery in orbit around Jupiter's moons. The U.S.S. Discovery's orbit is rapidly decaying and it will crash into IO but the Americans cannot get there in time to save U.S.S. Discovery. The Russians can get to Jupiter in time but only the Americans have the knowledge to access and awaken the U.S.S. Discovery's H.A.L.9000 sentient computer. This forces a joint American-Soviet space expedition against a backdrop of growing global tensions. The combined expedition is seeking answers to several mysteries. What is the significance of the black monolith? Why did H.A.L.9000 act so bizarrely and terminate 4 of 5 of the U.S.S. Discovery's crew? What happened to David Bowman? Along the way, curious data is detected ...

2001: A Space Odyssey

G
United Kingdom, 1968
Genre: Sci-Fi, Cult
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: William Sylvester, Gary Lockwood, Keir Dullea, Daniel Richter
What's it about?
Four million years ago the tribe of Moonwatcher (Daniel Richter) is engaged in conflict with a rival group. After an encounter with an alien monolith, Moonwatcher leads his tribe to victory when he discovers the use of bones as bludgeons. In the year 2001 the same monolith has been discovered on the moon's surface and an expedition tracking its radio signal is sent to Jupiter. When the rest of the crew are terminated by the ship's computer, HAL (voice of Douglas Rain), surviving astronauts David Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) attempt to disable HAL and complete their mission. Bowman discovers the true nature of the mission, and is himself transported beyond the known universe.

2001: A Space Odyssey Review

Altered States

M
United States, 1980
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery, Science Fiction
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Ken Russell
Starring: William Hurt, Bob Balaban, Blair Brown
What's it about?
A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, time, and perhaps reality itself are states of mind.

Ken Russell’s ‘Altered States’ will expand your mind

20 Cigarettes

Italy, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian
Director: Aureliano Amadei
Starring: Gisella Burinato, Vinicio Marchioni, Carolina Crescentini, Giorgio Colangeli
What's it about?
In 2003, Aureliano (Vinicio Marchioni), an anti-war activist, took up the chance to become an assistant director on a film about the Italian military presence during the Iraq War. Instead of finding himself at odds with the soldiers, they actually shared many of the same beliefs. But soon enough, the unit came under attack – and Aureliano (Vinicio Marchioni) was the only surviving civilian witness. Based on director Aureliano Amadei’s experiences in Iraq.

20 Cigarettes Review

A Five Star Life

Italy, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian
Director: Maria Sole Tognazzi
Starring: Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Alessia Barela, Lesley Manville
What's it about?
Single and middle-aged, beautiful Irene (Margarita Buy) is wholly devoted to her job as an inspector of luxury hotels. Constantly on the road, she indulges in expensive pleasures at impeccable resorts, but always incognito and alone, soon escaping to the next exotic destination with her checklist and laptop in tow. When her best friend and ex Andrea (Stefano Accorsi), who has always been a source of emotional support, suddenly becomes unavailable, Irene is thrown into a deep existential crisis. "Luxury is a form of deceit," she is told by a fellow traveller in the fog of a steam room, and thus begins Irene's quest to bring more meaning into her life.

A Royal Affair

M
Denmark, 2012
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Language: Danish, French, German
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Trine Dyrholm, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Alicia Vikander
What's it about?
A young queen (Alicia Vikander), who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with his physician (Mads Mikkelsen) – and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

A Royal Affair: Nicolaj Arcel interview
A Royal Affair 'has the muscle to go the whole way' - Oscars 2013 - Denmark
A Royal Affair Review: A captivating tale of betrayal, political intrigue and doomed love

Ajami

MA15+, 2009
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: Arabic, Hebrew
Director: Yaron Shani, Scandar Copti
Starring: Eran Naim, Scandar Copti, Ibrahim Frege, Shahir Kabaha, Fouad Habash
What's it about?
Jaffa’s Ajami neighbourhood is a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians. Back and forth in time, and through the eyes of various characters, we witness how impossible the situation actually is. Sensitive 13-year-old Nasri (Fouad Habash) and his older brother Omar (Shahir Kabaha) live in fear when their entire family is in danger after their uncle foolishly wounds a prominent clan member. Naive young Palestinian refugee Malek (Ibrahim Frege) works illegally in Israel to help finance the surgery that will save his mother’s life. Affluent Palestinian Binj (Scandar Copti) dreams of a bright future with his Jewish girlfriend. Jewish policeman Dando (Eran Naim) is obsessed with finding his missing brother. The tragic fragility of human existence is experienced in the enclosed community of Ajami, where enemies must live as neighbours. No location better expresses the dramatic collision of different worlds.

Ajami Review

All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane

Australia, M
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Louise Alston
Starring: Gyton Grantley
What's it about?
Best friends Anthea (Charlotte Gregg) and Michael (Matthew Zeremes) are two unlucky-in-love twenty-somethings who have an uneasy relationship with their occasionally stifling hometown of Brisbane.

All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane Review

Brotherhood

MA15+
Denmark, 2000
Genre: Drama
Language: Danish
Director: Nicolo Donato
Starring: Nicolas Bro, Thure Lindhardt, David Dencik, Morten Holst, Hanne Hedelund, Lars Simonsen, Anders Heinrichsen, Jon Lange
What's it about?
Former Danish servicemen Lars (Thure Lindhardt) and Jimmy (David Dencik) are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through grudging admiration to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when their illicit relationship in uncovered. 

Brotherhood of the Wolf review: A lavish spectacle, but a totally undisciplined one

Call Girl

MA15+
Sweden, 2012
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Mikael Marcimain
Starring: Sofia Karemyr, Simon J. Berger, Josefin Asplund
What's it about?
Stockholm, late 70's. The model utopian society. But under the polished surface, other desires are eager to be fulfilled. Within a stone's throw of government buildings and juvenile homes lies a world of sex clubs and strip shows. A young girl is recruited from the bottom rung of society, into a ruthless world where power can get you anything.

Call Girl Review

Clara and Me

M
France, 2000
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: French
Director:
Starring:
What's it about?
Antoine (Julien Boisselier) is 33. He is an idealist, perpetually dissatisfied and searching for true love. The natural ease and apparent nonchalance with which he criss-crosses Paris can no longer conceal his loneliness. Then, one day, Antoine meets Clara (Julie Gayet): she is beautiful, free and generous, switching from cheerfulness to gravity with a charm that immediately works its spell on Antoine. They are made for each other and have never experienced anything like this before. But life isn't so simple, and a number of unexpected trials await them.

Cocaine Cowboys

MA15+
United States, 2006
Genre: Documentary, Crime
Language: English
Director: Billy Corben
Starring:
What's it about?
In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine Cowboys" is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States, told by the people who made it all happen.

Cocaine Cowboys II: Hustlin' with the Godmother

MA15+
United States, 2008
Genre: Documentary, Crime
Language: English
Director: Billy Corben
Starring:
What's it about?
Set in 1991 on the inner-city streets of Oakland, California, cocaine dealer Charles Cosby has his life is changed forever when he writes a fan letter to the "Cocaine Godmother" Griselda Blanco, who is serving time at a nearby federal prison. Six months later, Cosby is a multi-millionaire, Blanco's lover, and the head of her $40 million a year cocaine business.

Declaration of War

France, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Valerie Donzelli
Starring: Michèle Moretti, Frédéric Pierrot, Philippe Laudenbach, Brigitte Sy, Elina Löwensohn, Jérémie Elkaïm, Valerie Donzelli
What's it about?
Beautiful Juliette (Valerie Donzelli) and dashing Romeo (Jeremie Elkaim) are two insouciant souls whose electric first encounter and rapid storybook romance is quickly followed by the birth of a child. But their lives are transformed overnight when a visit to their paediatrician results in a shocking verdict: their infant son Adam has a brain tumour. As traumatic as this news is, Juliette & Romeo accept the battle head on, and with the support of their families, friends and dedicated public healthcare workers (many playing themselves), end up revealing their strengths, weaknesses, fears and secrets to each other, as well as the world.

Declaration of War: Valérie Donzelli interview
Declaration of War Review

Don't Tell

M
Italy, 2005
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian
Director: Cristina Comencini
Starring: Stefania Rocca, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Angela Finocchiaro, Giuseppe Battiston
What's it about?
Sabina (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe middle-class family. But a big secret is hidden within her heart. Sabina wants to contact again her brother, a University teacher in the US, to try to understand what is happened in their past.

Don't Tell review: Compelling tale of church abuse cover-up

Driving Miss Daisy

G
USA, 1989
Genre: Family, Drama
Language: English
Director: Bruce Beresford
Starring: Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Morgan Freeman
What's it about?
A wealthy, strong-willed Southern matron (Jessica Tandy) trades barbs over 25 years with her equally indomitable black chauffeur (Morgan Freeman). Their relationship provides a unique perspective on the civil rights movement and other social changes sweeping the South in the 1960s.

Driving Miss Daisy review

Escort in Love

M
Italy, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Language: Italian
Director: Massimiliano Bruno
Starring: Anna Foglietta, Giovanni Bruno, Paola Cortellesi, Raoul Bova
What's it about?
Alice (Paola Cortellesi) is a housewife in a posh part of Rome and a mother to nine-year-old Filippo (Giovanni Bruno) enjoying a luxurious home and lifestyle. When her husband dies in a car accident she is left with a massive debt and the risk of losing her son. Desperately in need of cash, and with no skills, Alice turns to the oldest profession in the world: prostitution. 

Escort in Love Review

Exit

MA15+
Sweden, 2006
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Language: Swedish
Director: Peter Lindmark
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel Fröler
What's it about?
Thomas Skepphult (Mads Mikkelsen) is a man who has it all. He lives with his wife and daughter in a beautiful house by the water and his career is at its peak. Thomas has made a fortune with his finance company Nova Investment, a company which is about to finalise its most important and most lucrative deal ever – to sell its share in IT company Cataegis when the stock is at its highest – and exit. He has played a risky game and now it is time to collect. But just as the deal is about to close, the Russian buyers inform shareholders they have crucial information about Nova Investment’s unorthodox methods regarding the Cataegis deal, information that can only come from beyond the grave.

The Fearless Vampire Killers

United Kingdom, 1967
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: English
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, Alfie Bass, Jessie Robins, Sharon Tate
What's it about?
A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.

Hunting and Gathering

M
France, 2007
Genre: Romance
Language: French
Director: Claude Berri
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Guillaume Canet, Francoise Bertin
What's it about?
Young artist Camille (Audrey Tautou) works as an office cleaner and lives in the attic of a Parisian apartment. Philibert is an aristocratic history buff living in an apartment lower down with his flatmate Franck (Guillaume Canet), a gruff young chef. When Camille falls ill, Philibert insists she stay with them so he can look after her, but Franck doesn't take to her and they soon clash. 

I've Loved You So Long

M
France, 2008
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Philippe Claudel
Starring: Elsa Zylberstein, Kristin Scott Thomas
What's it about?
Scott Thomas stars as Juliette, a distant and withdrawn woman with a hard shell. After a long spell away, Juliette returns to live with Lea (Elsa Zylberstein), the sister she has not seen for 15 years, and her busy family. After a cautiously happy reunion, the two siblings slowly start to rebuild their relationship, and Juliette does her best to carry on with the everyday searching for a job, looking after her gorgeous nieces, swimming with her sister at the local pool. But Juliette has obviously been through an extremely traumatic experience, and her silence makes fitting into her new life difficult for all involved. Everyone has questions. Just where has Juliette been all this time, and what has she been doing? As her secrets start to be revealed, the enormity of the events in Juliette's life begin to take hold and threaten to devastate her life all over again.

Izzat

MA15+
Norway, 2000
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Norwegian
Director:
Starring:
What's it about?
Three young immigrant Pakistani boys - Wasim, Riaz and Munawar -struggle to fit in and be accepted by their peers in Oslo in the 80s. They hook up with the East Side Crew gang leader Sadiq and his brother Khalid. Wasim gets sent to Pakistan for two years when his dad discovers he wags school. When Wasim returns to Oslo, he is again tempted to join the gang. The petty crimes turn into Three young immigrant Pakistani boys . By the time the boys are in their early 20s they have grown rich on drug dealing. But when greed and betrayal take over the boys must fight for their families and their freedom.

Kangaroo Jack

PG
USA
Genre: Comedy, Action
Language: English
Director: David McNally
Starring: Jerry O'Connell, Anthony Anderson, Estella Anderson
What's it about?
Two friends from Brooklyn (Jerry O'Connell), (Anthony Anderson) are forced to deliver mob money to Australia. Their misadventures begin when one of them places his red jacket on a kangaroo while attempting to snap a picture. When the kangaroo bounces off, they realize the mob money is in the jacket and are forced to give chase through the Outback.

Kangaroo Jack Review

'Kangaroo Jack'

The Keys to the House

2004
Genre: Drama
Director: Gianni Amelio
Starring: Andrea Rossi, Alla Faerovich, Kim Rossi Stuart, Charlotte Rampling
What's it about?
Gianni abandoned his 16-year-old son, Paolo, at birth, when the child's mother died, and Paulo's aunt and uncle have raised him. They have contacted Gianni and asked him to take Paulo to Berlin for a battery of medical tests. Images of people walking, running, skating, and dancing dot the screen as Gianni and Paulo get to know each other. Over a few days, Gianni tries to sort out his obligations and his desires.

Kicks

M, 2007
Genre: Drama
Language: Dutch, Arabic, French
Director: Albert Ter Heerdt
Starring: Ilias Addab, Iliass Ojja, Marcel Musters, Maryam Hassouni, Mimoun Oaïssa
What's it about?
The murder of a young Moroccan rapper by a Dutch policeman is the central incident that affects the lives of each of the characters in this socio-political comment on racial prejudice in Amsterdam. Nominated for four awards at the 2007 Nederlands Film Festival, including Best Screenplay.

Kops

M
Sweden, Denmark, 2000
Genre: Comedy, Action
Language: Swedish
Director: Josef Fares
Starring: Fares Fares, Torkel Petersson, Sissela Kyle, Christian Fiedler, Göran Ragnerstam, Eva Röse
What's it about?
A police station in a sleepy Swedish town is threatened with closure when it becomes apparent to the authorities in Stockholm that there has been no crime in the region for a very long time. Local authorities wile away their days eating sausage waffles, drinking coffee and chasing down stray cows. Fearful of impending redundancy, the police officers decide to boost the crime figures to prove their usefulness. They bribe the town drunk to steal sausages from the local grocer, write anti-cop graffiti on a wall and cause all sorts of bedlam in the once peaceful town.

Lemming

M, 2005
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Director: Dominik Moll
Starring: Laurent Lucas, André Dussollier, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charlotte Rampling
What's it about?
Alain Getty, a brilliant young home automation engineer, and his wife Benedicte having recently arrived in a new town, invite Alain's boss Richard Pollock and his wife Alice to dinner. The encounter does not leave the young couple's harmony unscathed. The discovery of a mysterious rodent's corpse blocking the waste pipe of their kitchen sink does nothing to help and portends the bursting of irrationality into a hitherto orderly life.

 

Lila Says

MA15+
[country], 2004
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Ziad Doueiri
Starring: Mohammed Khouas, Vahina Giocante
What's it about?
Chimo, a boy of Arabic descent, lives in a modest flat with his mother in Marseilles. His former French teacher believes he has a talent for writing and suggests he apply to a school for gifted writers in Paris. Chimo refuses, content to hang around with his three good-for-nothing friends. Then he meets 16-year-old Lila, a blonde with the face of an angel and a penchant for explicitly discussing sex in public places, which puts her at odds with the majority of the Muslim community.

Lilya 4-Ever

MA15+
Sweden, 2002
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Language: [language]
Director: Lukas Moodysson
Starring: Elina Benenson, Liliya Shinkaryova, Lyubov Agapova, Artyom Bogucharsky, Oksana Akinshina
What's it about?
Pretty 16-year-old Lilya (Oksana Akinshina) is excited to be going to America with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend – but it’s not to be. Left alone in her bleak Russian home town, with no-one who cares about her except her younger neighbourhood friend Volodya (Artiom Bogucharski), Lilya drifts and beds men aimlessly around the dance clubs until she meets a nice young man (Pavel Ponomarjov) who offers to take her to Sweden, where work and a life of luxury awaits. She’s in for a rude shock.  

loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies

M
United States, 2006
Genre: Music, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Matthew Galkin, Steven Cantor
Starring: Frank Black, Kim Deal, David Lovering, Joey Santiago
What's it about?
Kurt Cobain said he stole their riffs; Bono was a major fan. Indie rock band the Pixies have been hugely influential ever since their unique sound made them college radio station favorites in the late 1980s. In 1993, however, creative disputes led the group to break up. This documentary follows the Pixies as they get together for their wildly successful reunion tour "Sell Out". Although thousands of fans cheer their return, the members find themselves struggling backstage as old issues resurface. 

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Mexico, Spain, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: Spanish
Director: Henning Carlsen
Starring: Geraldine Chaplin, Ángela Molina, Emilio Echevarría
What's it about?
Based on the novel by Nobel prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez, this is the story of El Sabio who has just celebrated his 90th birthday. To celebrate he seeks the company of a 20 year old prostitute, who is selling her virginity to help her family. But instead of sex he discovers a deep connection with her, and reflects on finding love for the first time in his life.

Metropia

M
Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, 2000
Genre: Animation/3D
Language: [language]
Director: Tarik Saleh
Starring: Juliette Lewis, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, Vincent Gallo, Alexander Skarsgård
What's it about?
In a not-so-distant future, the world is running out of oil and the underground train systems have been connected into a gigantic subway network beneath Europe. Whenever Roger (Vincent Gallo) enters this system he hears a stranger’s voice in his head. He looks to the mysterious Nina (Juliette Lewis) to help him escape the disturbing web of the Metro, but the farther they travel, the deeper they get involved in a dark conspiracy.

Metropia Review

My Own Private Idaho

MA15+
USA, 1991
Genre: Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgender, Queer
Language: [language]
Director: Gus Van Sant
Starring: Keanu Reeves, River Phoenix
What's it about?
Two friends, Mike and Scott, embark on a journey of personal discovery that takes them from the streets of Oregon to Mike's hometown in Idaho and then to Italy in search of Mike's mother. Loosely based on Shakespeare's Henry IV.

Why You Should Watch: My Own Private Idaho

Night Bus

M
Italy, 2007
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Italian
Director: Davide Marengo
Starring: Francesco Pannofino, Anna Romantowska, Valerio Mastandrea, Ennio Fantastichini, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Ivan Franek
What's it about?
Leila (Giovanna Mezzogiorno), a small-time thief adept at disguises, drugs and robs ruthless nightclub owner and part-time drug dealer (Ivan Franek). Unbeknowst to her, she has stolen a microchip containing incriminating evidence against a powerful Polish man. Fleeing from men trying to locate the chip, Leila boards a night bus driven by Franz (Valerio Mastandrea), who is in trouble for heavy gambling debts. Leila convinces Franz to let her sleep at his house while she waits to fly out of the country. Franz falls for her and helps her out, becoming her unwitting accomplice.

Niloofar

M
Iran, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: Persian-Farsi
Director: Sabine El Gemayel
Starring: Nayereh Farahani, Mobina Aynehdar, Amir Aghai
What's it about?
Niloofar is a twelve-year-old girl whose dream is to read and write, but she lives in a village where education is only for boys. When Niloofar's father promises her in marriage to an older man, she runs away.

Once You're Born You Can No Longer Hide

M
Italy, France, 2005
Genre: Action, Adventure
Language: Italian
Director: Marco Tullio Giordana
Starring: Ester Hazan, Matteo Gadola, Rodolfo Corsato, Michela Cescon, Alessio Boni
What's it about?
One night, during a sailing trip through the Mediterranean, Sandro, the only son of a wealthy Italian entrepreneur, falls overboard. Although given up for dead, Sandro, instead, has been rescued by a fishing boat carrying illegal immigrants to Italian shores. Thus begins an adventuresome return to Italy, at the end of which nothing will ever be the same.

Pennies from Heaven

United States of America, 1981
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Language: English
Director: Herbert Ross
Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Jessica Harper, Vernel Bagneris, John McMartin, John Karlen, Tommy Rall, Christopher Walken, Francis X. McCarthy, M.C. Gainey
What's it about?
A musical set in the great Busby Berkeley style. In Chicago during the depression, sheet music salesman, Arthur Parker, is trying to sell his products, but it's not easy to convince unwilling music store owners to buy them. Although he's already married to the somewhat drab Joan, when he meets school teacher Eileen in a music store, he falls in love with her.

Pure

MA15+
Sweden, 2009
Genre: [genre]
Language: Swedish
Director: Lisa Langseth
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Samuel Fröler
What's it about?
Katarina (Alicia Vikander) is a high school drop-out, ex-prostitute and the daughter of a suicidal alcoholic. When she discovers classic music on YouTube she finds solace for her distressed soul. When she is able to bluff her way into a receptionist job at the Gothenburg Symphony her whole world transforms. But when an affair blooms with the orchestra’s callous but charismatic conductor, Katarina is led into perilous territory and left more exposed than ever. An exploration of class and culture through emotion and contrast.

Quo Vadis, Baby?

MA15+
[country], 2005
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: Italian
Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Starring: Andrea Renzi, Claudia Zanella, Gigio Alberti, Angela Baraldi, Elio Germano
What's it about?
Set in the sprawling city of Bologna, Giorgia (Angela Baraldi) spends most of her time running second-rate jobs as a Private Eye for her father’s company. But when she stumbles across a video diary of her dead sister Ada (Claudia Zanella), Giorgia takes it on herself to reopen an investigation into her sister’s apparent suicide 16 years earlier. 

Rabbit Without Ears

MA15+
Germany, 2007
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: German
Director: Til Schweiger
Starring: Alwara Höfels, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Tschirner, Til Schweiger
What's it about?
Tabloid journalist Ludo (Til Schweiger) finds himself sentenced to three-hundred hours of community service after he literally crashes a private celebrity party. The work is at a children's day-centre and while the job's fine it is his bad luck that the person in charge is a woman (Nora Tschirner) whom he used to play endless practical jokes on when they were at school. She hasn't forgotten and is prepared to use her new-found power to get her own back.

Secret Ballot

Italy, Canada, Switzerland, Iran, 2001
Genre: Comedy, Foreign
Language: Persian
Director: Babak Payami
Starring: Nassim Abdi, Cyrus Abidi
What's it about?
An election agent and a gun-toting soldier try to collect votes among the local islanders with mixed success, in this wry Iranian film. A soldier is stationed on a deserted beach when an electoral urn lands via parachute from the sky and a young woman turns up to collect it. As they spend the day together and get through absurd situations, the soldier realises that the urn contains much more than he imagined.     

Student Services

MA15+
France, 2010
Genre: Adult, Drama
Language: French
Director: Emmanuelle Bercot
Starring: Alain Cauchi, Mathieu Demy, Déborah François
What's it about?
Laura (Déborah François) desperately wants to do well in University. She works part-time but cannot make ends meet. Out of options, she responds to personal ad of 57 year old Joe (Alain Cauchi), who is willing to pay 100 euros an hour for "tender moments". Laura promises herself it will only happen once, but three days later, she is in a hotel room with Joe and the spiral begins.

Tabu

MA15+
[country], 2012
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Portuguese
Director: Miguel Gomes
Starring: Manuel Mesquita, Ivo Müller, Isabel Muñoz Cardoso, Carloto Cotta, Henrique Espírito Santo, Ana Moreira, Laura Soveral, Teresa Madruga
What's it about?
A temperamental old woman, her Cape Verdean maid and a caring neighbour live on the same floor of a Lisbon apartment building, sharing a seemingly uneventful existence. The devout Pilar (Teresa Madruga) gives her time to social causes and also tries to support the elderly Aurora (Laura Soveral), who gambles away her money at the casino and is convinced that her maid Santa (Isabel Muñoz Cardoso) is casting spells on her. As Aurora's health fades, she asks for a man to be summoned to her deathbed. When he is found, he tells an incredible story – one of an obsessive love, a melancholic crocodile, and a crime of passion with lingering repercussions.

Sophia Awards: Best Film for Miguel Gomes' Tabu - Awards – Portugal
Tabu Review

The Beat That My Heart Skipped

M
France, 2005
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Jacques Audiard
Starring: Niels Arestrup, Romain Duris, Emmanuelle Devos
What's it about?
Tom (Romain Duris) works as a real estate debt collector for his father Robert (Niels Arestrup). The work involves violence and he wishes he could be more like his late mother, who was a concert pianist. When offered a piano audition, he starts to practise again, and is coached by a beautiful Chinese teacher Miao Lin (Linh Dan Pham), who doesn't speak a word of French. To make life even more complicated, he is having an affair with his best friend's wife. 

Why You Should Watch: The Beat That My Heart Skipped
The Beat That My Heart Skipped Review

The Betrayal

M
[country], 2005
Genre: Drama, War
Language: Arabic, French
Director: Philippe Faucon
Starring: Luc Thuillier, Patrick Descamps, Mehdi Idriss, Medhi Yacef, Walid Bouzham, Cyril Troley, Ahmed Berrhama, Vincent Martinez
What's it about?
Algeria, 1960. War has been raging for six years and it will take two more years before Algeria – in French hands since 1830 – gains independence following a referendum settled by General De Gaulle. Lieutenant Roque (Vincent Martinez), a Frenchman, is in command of an isolated post of thirty soldiers in the south-eastern region of Algeria. All the men have been drafted; among them are four young Muslims – French of North African origin as was said back then. Caporal Taïeb (Ahmed Berrhama) acts an interpreter for Roque. The post’s mission is to assure the security and control of a neighboring village and its environs, and the displaced, unemployed men and women, teenagers, and children living there. Everyone is tired of this interminable war and eager to lead normal lives again. Roque sometimes manages to gain people’s trust, even if many are no doubt secretly partisans of the FLN (National Liberation Front) and Algerian independence. Neither war nor peace will stop Roque from seeing his mission through. Then, all of a sudden, everything goes awry"¦

The Days of Abandonment

MA15+
[country], 2005
Genre: Drama
Language: [language]
Director: Roberto Faenza
Starring: Alessia Goria, Goran Bregovic, Margherita Buy, Luca Zingaretti
What's it about?
Olga's life is shattered when her husband abandons her. This prompts her to fall into a period of self-degradation and self-destructive behaviour. The attractive forty-something mother of two, was still very much in love with her husband, but he became restless and distant, and eventually left her for a younger woman. At first Olga is in denial and tries to win him back, but when she sees him with his new love, who turns out to be a friend's daughter, she flies into a rage. Having to face the truth, she falls into a deep depression, oblivious to the attentions she receives from Dominic, a musician who lives downstairs.

The French Kissers

MA15+
France, 2009
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Riad Sattouf
Starring: Alice Tremolieres, Vincent Lacoste, Anthony Sonigo, Noemie Lvovsky
What's it about?
A teenage French school student, Herve, and his heavy metal fanatic best friend struggle to make sense of adolescence as they have to deal with the opposite sex, uncooperative parents and rebellious hormones. The struggle to get through the day without a public gaffe only gets trickier for Herve when he finds himself with an actual girlfriend, Aurore.   .... [Watch it now at SBS On Demand] [1]   [1] http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/11809347527/the-french-kissers

The French Kissers Review

The Girl by the Lake

M
[country], 2007
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Language: Italian
Director: Andrea Molaioli
Starring: Denis Fasolo, Fabrizio Gifuni, Toni Servillo, Valeria Golino
What's it about?
In a small Italian village by a peaceful lake, a beautiful young woman is found dead. She is naked except for a man’s jacket that has been placed over her lifeless body. Metropolitan Inspector Giovanni Sanzio (Toni Servillo) is called in to investigate and discovers that the circumstances surrounding the victim while she was alive are just as intriguing as her death.

Manual Of Love

M
[country], 2005
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: Italian
Director: Giovanni Veronesi
Starring: Rodolfo Corsato, Jasmine Trinca, Margherita Buy, Sergio Rubini, Silvio Muccino, Luciana Littizzetto, Carlo Verdone
What's it about?
On a chance meeting young Tommaso (Silvio Muccino) encounters and falls madly in love with the beautiful Giulia (Jasmine Trinca) whose initial disinterest makes their proceeding romance even more whimsical as each moment plays out with delight and joy. Meanwhile, older couple Barbara (Margherita Buy) and Marco (Sergio Rubini) face the first real crisis of their marriage and contemplate wether a baby will help mend their relationship. Then there’s Ornella (Luciana Littizzetto), a feisty traffic cop whose life is turned upside down by her husband's infidelity, but which inspires a quest of revenge against all men. The final chapter of Veronesi’s comedy mosaic follows the shattered Goffredo (Carlo Verdone), a gentle man who awkwardly attempts to re-enter the dating scene after his wife abandons him with the help of an audio-book aptly titled 'The Manual Of Love’.

The Manual Of Love Review

Manual of Love 2

M
[country], 2007
Genre: Comedy, Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgender, Queer, Romance
Language: Italian
Director: Giovanni Veronesi
Starring: Fabio Volo, Riccardo Scamarcio, Sergio Rubini, Carlo Verdone, Monica Bellucci
What's it about?
A comical anthology of four interconnected tales of love, chronicled by Dj Fulvio of radio 105, who encourages callers to ring in with their tempered tales of love and loss. As the listener’s phone in with their love woes, the film traverses parallel romantic chapters of forbidden love, infertility, gay marriage and extra marital affairs. 

The Rage In Placid Lake

M
Australia, 2003
Genre: Comedy
Language: [language]
Director: Tony McNamara
Starring: Jordan Brooking, Ben Lee, Garry McDonald, Rose Byrne, Miranda Richardson
What's it about?
Precocious teenager Placid Lake (Ben Lee) finishes high school and decides to do the one thing that will annoy his selfish new-age parents the most – go straight! With a few weeks spent reading a library of self-help manuals, Placid has it all sorted out – and he has the haircut and cheap suit to prove it. But will the road to conformity and corporate success prove too fraught for this all-knowing, all-seeing teen?

The Rage In Placid Lake Review

The Swimsuit Issue

M
Sweden, 2000
Genre: Comedy
Language: Swedish
Director: Måns Herngren
Starring: Jonas Inde, Maria Langhammer, Andreas Rothlin-Svensson, Peter Gardiner, Benny Haag, Shebly Niavarani, Kalle Westerdahl, Henrik Svalander, Ossi Niskala, Paula McManus, Jimmy Lindström
What's it about?
In the wake of a wild bachelor party, Fredrik (Jonas Inde) discovers his passion for synchronised swimming. Convincing his floorball teammates to join him as Sweden's only all-male team, they set their sights on the world championships in this comedic tale of courage, triumph and gender role reversal.

The Way I Spent the End of the World

MA15+
Romania, 2006
Genre: Drama
Language: Romanian
Director: Cătălin Mitulescu
Starring: Timotei Duma, Doroteea Petre, Mircea Diaconu, Carmen Ungureanu, Ionuţ Becheru
What's it about?
Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime before a disciplinary committee and Eva is expelled from school and transferred to a reformatory establishment. There she meets Andrei, and decides to escape Romania with him. Lalalilu becomes convinced that Ceausescu is the main reason for Eva's decision to leave. So with his friends from school he devises a plan to kill the dictator.

Why You Should Watch: The Way I Spent the End of the World

Trust Me

M
Norway, Sweden, 2010
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: Swedish
Director: Johan Kling
Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Susanne Thorson, Gustaf Skarsgard
What's it about?
Starring /True Blood/'s Alexander Skarsgård, Trust Me is a comedy about the neurotic Katja and her lovable young friends as they run an amateur Stockholm theatre and discover more about the opposite sex.

Welcome

M
France, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Philippe Lioret
Starring: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana, Derya Ayverdi
What's it about?
A 17-year-old Kurdish refugee has spent the last three months of his life travelling across Europe in an attempt to reunite with his girlfriend in England. The end is in sight when Bilal finally reaches the far north coast of France, where he can literally see the white cliffs of Dover across the English Channel. Bilal devises a plan to swim across the freezing waters of the Channel, and in training at the local swimming pool, he crosses paths with Simon (Vincent Lindon), a middle-aged swimming instructor with a dejected spirit, with whom he forges a common bond.  

Welcome review: Compassionate drama keeps hope afloat

WolfCop

Canada, 2014
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Lowell Dean
Starring: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, Sarah Lind, Aidan Devine, Jesse Moss, Corinne Conley, James Whittingham, Ryland Alexander, Jason Shabatoski, Lyndon Bray, Victor Lam, Cheryl Mazil, Laura Abramsen
What's it about?
It's not unusual for alcoholic cop Lou to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings, but lately things have taken a turn for the strange...and hairy. WolfCop is the story of one cop's quest to become a better man. One transformation at a time.

Women in Trouble

USA, 2009
Genre: Comedy
Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
Starring: Marley Shelton, Adrianne Palicki, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Simon Baker, Carla Gugino, Josh Brolin
What's it about?
/Women in Trouble/ chronicles the mishaps of a group of gorgeous women who, despite their best efforts, unavoidably find themselves in all kinds of trouble. The interconnecting plotlines include Carla Gugino as porn superstar Elektra Luxx who is surprised and confounded to discover she’s pregnant, Adrianne Palicki as rising X-rated star Holly Rocket with an aversion that’s interfering with her career, Emmanuelle Chriqui as a devastatingly beautiful escort who tries to convince Holly that together they can make a few extra dollars, Sarah Clarke as a stressed out therapist with Simon Baker as her cheating husband, Marley Shelton as a sexy stewardess and Josh Brolin as a raunchy British rock star ready to give Marley a membership to the mile-high club. The problems escalate as the women realize they’ve got to count on themselves – and each other – to figure things out.

Biutiful

MA15+
Spain, Mexico, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Starring: Javier Bardem, Eduard Fernández, Maricel Alvarez
What's it about?
This is the journey of Uxbal (Javier Bardem), a conflicted man who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality amidst the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona. As fate encircles him and thresholds are crossed, a dim, redemptive road brightens, illuminating the inheritances bestowed from father to child, and the paternal guiding hand that navigates life’s corridors, whether bright, bad – or biutiful.

Bardem plays Biutiful on- and off-screen
Biutiful Review

 

The following movies are set to screen on TV this month and will expire by October 31...  

Bullhead

Belgium, 2011
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: Dutch, French
Director: Michael R. Roskam
Starring: Jeanne Dandoy, Jeroen Perceval, Barbara Sarafian, Matthias Schoenaerts
What's it about?
Domineering cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Matthias Schoenaerts), constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, initiates a shady deal with a notorious mafioso meat trader. When an investigating federal agent is assassinated and a woman from his traumatic past resurfaces, Jacky must confront his demons and face the far-reaching consequences of his decisions.

Why You Should Watch: Bullhead

What We Do in the Shadows

2000
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement
What's it about?
Three flatmates, Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement), are all vampires, hundreds of years old. The trio are finding modern society is not agreeing with them particularly well and it's creating conflict in the house they share together.  

'What We Do in the Shadows': Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement interview

Cockneys vs Zombies

MA15+
United Kingdom, 2012
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: Polish, English
Director: Matthias Hoene
Starring: Michelle Ryan, Georgia King, Alan Ford, Harry Treadaway
What's it about?
A gang of bank robbers team up with the residents of an old people's home to try to survive a zombie outbreak.

Sword of Desperation

MA15+
Japan, 2010
Genre: Action, History
Language: Japanese
Director: Hideyuki Hirayama
Starring: Kôji Kikkawa, Chizuru Ikewaki, Etsushi Toyokawa
What's it about?
Japan is under oppression. For the sake of the nation, Sanzaemon murders Lady Renko to end her evil reign. But the consequences are oddly lenient; he has been given a second chance to serve under Ukyo Dayuu whose life is threatened by a rival clan. The day of the anticipated showdown is here. 

Sword of Desperation Review

Under the Hawthorn Tree

China, 2010
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Chinese
Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Zhou Dongyu, Shawn Dou, Xi Mei-Juan, Li Xuejian, Cheng Tai-Shen, Sa Ren-Na, Liping Lü, Jiang Rui-Jia, Yu Xinbo, Sun Hai-Ying
What's it about?
A schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for re-education, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class divide and parental disapproval, romance blooms against turbulent times.

A Distant Neighbourhood

PG
Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, France, 2014
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Language: French
Director: Sam Garbarski
Starring: Pascal Greggory, Jonathan Zaccaï, Alexandra Maria Lara
What's it about?
By chance, 50 year-old Thomas finds himself back in the little town of his childhood. While visiting his mother’s grave he faints, after being overwhelmed by the memories of her and the father that abandoned him. He soon realises he has awoken in the past, in the body of his 14 year-old self. With all the foresight of his 50 years, Thomas revisits high school, meets with the girl with whom he was secretly in love, and tries to find the real reasons for his father’s departure. Based on the popular Japanese manga Harukana Machi-e.

About Her Brother

2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Japanese
Director: Yôji Yamada
Starring: Ryô Kase, Yû Aoi, Tsurube Shôfukutei, Sayuri Yoshinaga
What's it about?
Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending death marks the beginning of love and toleration.

About Her Brother Review