Edge of your couch cinema is coming to SBS ONE this June, with four top thrillers screening every Saturday night at 8:30pm.
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SBS Movies

6 May 2014 - 7:07 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:27 AM

Margin Call

Saturday June 7, 8.30pm

Director: J.C. Chandor
Starring:
Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey
What's it about?
Unfolding over the course of a 24-hour period in 2007, Margin Call centres on the key players at an investment film on Wall Street, whose reactions to the discovery of explosive data help to set in motion the course of events that will shape the global financial crisis.

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Match Point

Saturday 14 June, 8.30pm

Director: Woody Allen
Starring:
Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emily Mortimer
What's it about?
Woody Allen’s dark morality tale takes placve in the world of the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ in the sphere of London’s tennis set. Jonathon Rhys Meyers plays a rising star who marries into a wealthy family but sets his sights on his best friend’s fiancée (Scarlett Johansson). Their whirlwind affair and its extraordinary consequences make for gripping viewing.

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The Ghost Writer

Saturday 21 June, 8.30pm

Director: Roman Polanski
Starring:
Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams
What's it about?
An accomplished British writer (Ewan McGregor) takes on the task of ghostwriting the unfinished memoirs of a former British Prime Minister (Pierce Brosnan). What seems like a golden opportunity for the scribe soon sours when suggestions about the former-PM’s involvement in state-sanctioned torture may have something to do with the last ghostwriter’s untimely death. This atmospheric thriller from Roman Polanski resonates with topical themes, and features excellent performances from Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan as the charismatic pollie.   

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Red State

Saturday 28 June, 8.30pm

Director: Kevin Smith
Starring:
Michael Parks, Melissa Leo, John Goodman
What's it about?
Kevin Smith (of Clerks and Mallrats fame) tackles America's divisive culture wars in this ideological comedy thriller. Smith skewers entrenched religious intolerance and abuse of power in the story of a trio of young teens who get caught up with teh charismatic leader of a fundamentalist Baptist church that takes a dim view towards homosexuality (you can bet that any and all similarities to actual people and events are well and truly intended).  A terrorism sub-plot rounds out the percevied threats in Smith's divisive contemporary satire.

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