To mark the launch of SBS ONE's flagship drama BETTER MAN, we present a film season devoted to award-winning stories of life behind bars.
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SBS Film

4 Jul 2013 - 3:59 PM  UPDATED 4 Jul 2013 - 3:59 PM

A Prophet
Wednesday July 24, 11:10pm (SBS ONE)

Director: Jacques Audiard
Cast: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif
A gripping portrait of the hierarchies of France's penal system. A young criminal rises through the ranks as he uses his wiles to choose his allegiances.

Winner - 2009 Cannes Film Festival (Jury Grand Prix)
Winner
- 2010 Cesar Awards x 9 (including Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director)
Winner
- 2010 BAFTA Awards (Foreign Film)
Nominee - 2010 Academy Awards (Foreign Film)

R
Wednesday July 31, 11.10pm (SBS ONE)

Directors: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer
Cast: Pilou Asbæk, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Roland Møller
A young Dane is imprisoned for assault and plots to form a drug ring with a fellow inmate.

Winner - 2011 Bodil Awards x 3 (including Best Danish Film, Best Actor)
Winner - 2010 Göteberg Film Festival (FIPRESCI Prize, Nordic Film Prize)

Bronson
Wednesday August 7, 11.10pm (SBS ONE)

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Cast: Tom Hardy, Kelly Adams, Luing Andrews
Tom Hardy is a force of nature in this satirical portrait of Britain's most violent prisoner, 'Charles Bronson', and his oversized ego.

Winner - 2009 Sydney Film Prize
Winner - 2009 British Independent Film Awards (Best Actor)

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle
Wednesday August 14, 11.10pm (SBS ONE)

Director: Florin Serban
Cast: George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu, Mihai Constantin
A Romanian teen nearing the end of a four-year prison term tries to protect his brother from their wayward mother who has unexpectedly come back into their lives.

Winner - 2010 Berlin Film Festival (Silver Bear)
Winner - 2011 Gopos Awards x 7 (incl. Best Feature Film, Best First Feature Film)