This November, you don't need to go out to get your kicks on a Saturday night – just stay in and watch our season our heartstoppers on SBS ONE.
30 Oct 2014 - 2:08 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:30 AM

Anonymous

Saturday November 1, 8.30pm

Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis
What's it about?
Who actually created the body of work credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when scandalous political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles lusting for the power of the throne were brought to light in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

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Blog: Why You Should Watch Anonymous

 

Drive

Saturday November 8, 10pm

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
What's it about?
A Hollywood stunt driver by day moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver-for-hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA's most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbour. When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep her and her son alive is to do what he does best: drive.

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Blog: Why You Shou'd Watch Drive

 

Shadow Dancer

Saturday November 15, 10pm

Director: James Marsh
Starring: Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
A single mother is arrested in London during an aborted IRA bombing. An MI5 officer offers her a deal: return to Belfast and spy on your IRA brothers or go to prison and lose your son. Betraying both her beliefs and her family, she returns home. Yet as the IRA grows suspicious and the officer takes greater risks to protect her, both find their lives at risk.

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Margin Call

Saturday November 22, 8:30pm

Director: J.C. Chandor
Starring: Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
In the high-stakes world of the financial industry, several key players at an investment firm scramble to stay afloat during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster.

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Blog: Why You Should Watch Margin Call

 

The Whistleblower

Saturday November 29, 8:30pm

Director: Larysa Kondracki
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
A Nebraskan police officer accepts a well-paying UN peacekeeping job in United Nations-regulated Bosnia. Working for a private contractor, the International Police Task Force is responsible for training local law enforcement bodies to restore order to the wartorn country. As she begins to get the lay of the land in her new environment, she starts to see signs of a shocking underground human sex trafficking industry, whose patrons are not only from within the corporation but from within the United Nations itself.

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