The chaos of war is coming to SBS ONE in the form of five classic movies from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Don’t miss any of the action, Saturday nights at 8:30pm.
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SBS Movies

12 Sep 2014 - 1:53 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:29 AM

Apocalypse Now Redux

Saturday September 20, 8:30pm
USA
MA
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
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What's it about?
From Francis Ford Coppola comes one of the greatest movies ever made. During the Vietnam War, U.S. Army special operations officer Captain Benjamin L. Willard is sent on a secret mission kill the renegade and presumed insane U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel Walter E. Kurtz. In order to reach Kurtz’s destination in the remote jungle of Cambodia, Willard must team up with a ragtag bunch of fellow soldiers for the boat ride from hell through the Nung River, each unaware of his true intentions.

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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse

Saturday September 20, 12:05am
USA
MA+15
Directors: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper, Eleanor Coppola
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What's it about?
This documentary spotlights the filming of Francis Ford Coppola's war movie masterpiece Apocalypse Now and how it was plagued by disastrous production problems from start to finish. Coppola's wife, Elanor, was there to help document the whole debacle and provide an intimate account of just how close her husband was to losing his mind.  

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Full Metal Jacket

Saturday September 27, 8:30pm
MA+15
USA/UK
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio

What's it about?
Stanley Kubrick's 1987 classic follows a group of new Marines undergoing a gruelling eight-week training course, led by the volatile, no-nonsense Sgt. Hartman. On completion, many of the Marines are sent to Vietnam where they encounter the senseless horrors of war for the first time. Their situation worsens when the Tet Offensive begins and the Viet Cong attack several U.S. army bases by surprise. Taking it all in is Private ‘Joker’, a military correspondent for the armed forces newspaper.

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Empire of the Sun

Saturday October 4, 8:30pm
M
USA
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson

What's it about?
The big screen adaptation of J.G Ballard’s semi-autobiographical WWII novel sees Steven Spielberg direct Christian Bale in his breakout role as an young boy from a wealthy British family. The life of Jamie and his parents changes dramatically when their Shanghai home is occupied by the Japanese army. Jamie becomes separated, then captured and forced to stay in an internment camp as a prisoner of war. There he finds a surrogate father in the camp’s British doctor, as well as an unlikely new friend – a Japanese teenager.

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