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What you gonna do when these bad boys come for you? Tune in every Monday in April at 8:30pm on SBS 2 to find out.
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2 Apr 2015 - 9:41 AM  UPDATED 21 Apr 2015 - 10:49 AM

Margin Call

(Screened Monday April 6, 8:30pm)
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(USA, thriller)

Director: J.C. Chandor
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore

What's it about?
Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call involves the key players at an investment firm 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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Lord of War

Screened Monday 13 April, 8:30pm
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(USA, action)

Director: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Nicholas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke
What's it about?
Inspired by true events, Lord of War follows the rise and fall of Yuri Orlov, from his youth in Little Odessa as he started supplying weapons to the local mobsters, to later becoming one of the most successful arm dealers in the world. Despite taking more and more risks, Orlov manages to escape Jack Valentine, the Interpol agent who pursues him relentlessly. Until one day, he is caught up by his conscience and has to face the consequences of his chosen trade.

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The Devil’s Double

Monday 20 April, 8:30pm
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(Belgium/Netherlands, 2011)

Director: Lee Tamahori
Starring: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi
What's it about?
In Baghdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, anything can be bought, and Uday Hussein helps himself to whatever turns him on. When army lieutenant Latif Yahia is summoned to Saddam’s palace, he is faced with an impossible request – to be Uday’s 'fiday’ – his body double, or have his family condemned to death. In a world entrenched in betrayal and corruption, knowing who to trust becomes a matter of life or death for Latif, as he battles to escape from his forced existence.

 

Shame

Monday April 27, 8:30pm

(UK, drama)

Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge 
What's it about?
Brandon is a 30-something man living in New York who is unable to resist his urges, always seeking the next sexual thrill. After his younger sister, a singer, moves into his apartment after a failed relationship, Brandon's carefully managed world spirals out of control. A bleak and unadorned look at sexual addiction by Steve McQueen, who had already worked with Michael Fassbender 4 years earlier in Hunger.

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