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When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS 2, NITV and On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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14 Aug 2015 - 9:55 AM  UPDATED 24 Aug 2015 - 9:24 AM

Monday, 17 August

Juice

8:30pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
USA, 1992
Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Starring: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins
What's it about?
When an aggressive, charismatic Harlem teenager acquires a handgun, he convinces three of his friends to help him hold up a local store, a crime that he believes will help them gain respect. This robbery attempt leads to tragic consequences in this affecting drama.

SBS 2 Movies for Mondays: In the Hood

Viva Riva

10:20pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
Congo, 2010
Director: Djo Munga
Starring: Patsha Bay, Manie Malone, Diplome Amekindra
What's it about?
Riva is a small-time criminal who has just returned to his hometown in the Congo with a major score: a fortune in hijacked gasoline. With wads of cash, Riva spends his time entranced by a beautiful girl he meets in a nightclub and escaping a relentless crime lord who is searching for his stolen gasoline. This vibrant film won awards around the world, and brings the city of Kinshasa to life on the screen as a mix of lawless shantytowns, bordellos and nightclubs.

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SBS 2 Movies for Mondays: In the Hood

Ten Winters

11:55pm, SBS
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M
Italy, 2009
Director: Valerio Mieli
Starring: Isabella Ragonese, Michele Riondino and Glen Blackhall
What's it about?
Born of a chance meeting on a ferry in Venice, Silvestro and Camilla's rocky romance unfolds over ten winters as new lovers come and go, but they are eternally thrust back into one another's arms. Winner of the 2010 David di Donatello Award for Best New Director.

 

Tuesday, 18 August

Left Bank

12:45am, SBS 2
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MA+15
Belgium, 2008
Director:
 Pieter Van Hees
Starring: Eline Kuppens, Matthias Schoenaerts, Sien Eggers
What's it about?
When 22-year-old Marie discovers that the previous tenant of her boyfriend's apartment had mysteriously vanished without trace, she begins to investigate the circumstances. Becoming completely obsessed, she eventually finds that her new neighbourhood may be a dangerous, satanic place and that some mysteries should be left alone.

Eyes Wide Open

1:30am, SBS
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M
Israel, 2009
Director: Haim Tabakman
Starring: Zohar Strauss, Ran Danker, Tzahi Grad
What's it about?
Aaron, a married Orthodox Jewish father of four, falls in love with a homeless young yeshiva student named Ezri. Their relationship becomes emotional and sexual. Living in an ultra-Orthodox community, Aaron is torn between his family, his devotion to God and the intense feeling he has for Ezri.

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Wednesday, 19 August

The Big Boss

8:30pm, SBS 2
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M
Hong Kong, 1971
Director: Wei Lo
Starring: Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien
What's it about?
Martial arts drama starring Bruce Lee. Cheng, a young Chinese man sworn to an oath of non-violence, is sent to live in Thailand with his uncle and cousins. His promise to his mother not to fight is repeatedly tested when he goes to work in the local icehouse for an abusive overseer. When some of his cousins are killed, after discovering the icehouse is actually a front for a heroin-smuggling operation, Cheng sets out to exact revenge.

SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Bruce Lee vs. the World

Legend of the Drunken Master

10:25pm, SBS 2
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M
Hong Kong, 1994
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Starring: Jackie Chan, Ho-Sung Pak, Lung Ti
What's it about?
From a land where honour and tradition reign, comes the legend of a martial-arts hero unlike any other - the ‘Drunken Master’ - who can turn just one drink into devastation and humiliation for his enemies. His technique is fast, furious... and powerfully funny.

SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Bruce Lee vs. the World

Trash

2:25am, SBS 2
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MA+15
Spain, 2009
Director: Carles Torras
Starring: Óscar Jaenada, Judit Uriach, David Selvas
What's it about?
A close-up portrait of three Barcelona women - two sisters and their aging mother - coming to terms with their life circumstances. Younger sister Clara, having foregone a big job opportunity abroad, finds her musician boyfriend cheating on her. Meanwhile, pregnant sister Susana has to deal with her husband being away on long business trips. And mother, Carme, is seriously ill in hospital.

 

Thursday, 20 August

The Manor

11:05pm, SBS
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M
Canada, 2013
Directors: Shawney Cohen, Mike Gallay
Starring: Gillian Brown, Brenda Cohen, Roger Cohen
What's it about?
Shawney calls himself a filmmaker, but he's been a strip-club manager for longer. When he was six his father bought 'The Manor', a small-town strip club. Thirty years later, the family’s lifestyle has got the better of them. While his 180 kilogram father prepares for stomach-reduction surgery, his 38 kilogram mother has her own complicated relationship with food. Shawney’s role as struggling filmmaker and outcast son provides a rare glimpse into a family facing the consequences of their livelihood and dependence. Told with humour and frankness, this documentary is an intimate portrait of people struggling to call themselves a family.

The First Grader

12:35am, SBS
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M
UK, 2010
Director: Justin Chadwick
Starring: Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge
What's it about?
The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2011 Emden International Film Festival.

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Symbol

1:55am, SBS 2
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PG
Japan, 2009
Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto
Starring: Hitoshi Matsumoto, David Quintero, Luis Accinelli
What's it about?
Big Man Japan director Hitoshi Matsumoto follows up his imaginative feature debut with this surreal tale of parallel narratives. The first strand follows a pyjama-clad man imprisoned in a massive white room with no windows or doors. In the second narrative, a Mexican wrestler known as Escargot Man prepares for an important match against a much younger opponent.

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Friday, 21 August

Red State

11:05pm, SBS
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MA+15
USA, 2011
Director: Kevin Smith
Starring: Michael Parks, John Goodman, Melissa Leo
What's it about?
In Middle America, three teenagers travel to isolated Cooper’s Dell after responding to an online invitation for sex. However, their schoolboy fantasies turn sinister as Christian extremists led by the twisted but charismatic preacher Abin Cooper hold them captive in his compound known as the Five Points Church. As the Pastor and his congregation embark on a reign of unholy terror, the teenagers have to stay alive and then deal with the arrival of Federal Agent Joseph Keenan and his Special Ops team who are armed, dangerous and ready to do anything to bring this cult down.

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Blog: Why You Should Watch Red State

Salami Aleikum

12:40am, SBS

M
Germany, 2009
Director: Ali Samadi Ahadi
Starring: Navíd Akhavan, Anna Böger, Michael Niavarani
What's it about?
Determined to save his family's small butchery, Mohsen leaves for Poland to buy low-priced sheep. When he gets stuck in a sleepy East German town, the villagers are convinced he is the heir to a Persian textile dynasty, who can help to save their struggling town. Winner of the 2010 German Film Critics Award for Best Feature Film Debut

La Vie en Rose

2:30am, SBS
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M
France, 2007
Director: Olivier Dahan
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Emmanuelle Seigner, Gérard Depardieu
What's it about?
La Vie en Rose explores the often troubled life of Edith Piaf. While singing on the streets of Paris as a teen, Piaf is discovered by club owner Louis Leplée, and this chance encounter changes her life. Her powerful voice takes her all over the globe, but it can't guard her from the pain and suffering she must bear. Winner of two Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Marion Cotillard.

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Watch original 4½-star Movie Show review
Watch press conference with Olivier Dahan and Marion Cotillard

 

Saturday, 22 August

Rust and Bone

9:00pm, SBS
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MA+15
France, 2012
Director: Jacques Audiard
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Corinne Masiero
What's it about?
Lonely and destitute, Ali leaves the north of France for his sister's house in Antibes after becoming the sole guardian of his estranged five-year-old son Sam. When Ali lands a job as a bouncer in a nearby nightclub, things start to look up for the itinerant father and son. A chance meeting with Stephanie, a beautiful killer whale trainer, develops into an unlikely romance after Stephanie suffers a tragic accident. Nominated for two Golden Globe awards in 2013, including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress.

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SBS: A Month in France Season

Bit of Black Business

9:30pm, NITV
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M
Australia, 2008
Director: 13 various
What's it about?
Bit of Black Business is 13 five-minute short dramas that represent the outrageous, courageous, mysterious, simple, straight-forward and complex nature of being part of the Indigenous community today.

A Prophet

11:15pm, SBS

MA+15
France, 2009
Director: Jacques Audiard
Starring: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif
What's it about?
A vulnerable young Arabic man gets thrust into a hellish prison, and ironically discovers greater opportunities for success than he ever possessed on the outside. When Malik, a petty criminal, is incarcerated for six years, he is soon co-opted by a brutal Corsican gang to join their criminal activities. He quickly finds he has no other choice than to cooperate. Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2010.

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Watch interview with Tahar Rahim

Changing Sides

1:20am, SBS 2
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M
France, 2008
Director: Pascale Pouzadoux
Starring: Sophie Marceau, Dany Boon, Antoine Duléry
What's it about?
To save their marriage, Ariane and Hugo decide to exchange their lives for a year. She suddenly finds herself at the head of a construction equipment rental company and he tries to take the role of a house-calling jewellery salesman. But is life really better when you live it on the other side of the bed?

  

Sunday, 23 August

Higher Learning

9:30pm, NITV

MA+15
USA, 1995
Directors: John Singleton
Starring: Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Michael Rapaport
What's it about?
Acclaimed director John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood) tells the story of people from all different walks of life, who encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on the campus of Columbus University. Also stars Ice Cube, Laurence Fishburne, Jennifer Connelly, Tyra Banks and Busta Rhymes.

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Dancing in Jaffa

10:40pm, SBS
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PG
Germany, 2013
Director: Hilla Medalia
Starring: Pierre Dulaine, Yvonne Marceau, Alaa Bubali
What's it about?
Renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine stars in this charming documentary that offers a unique perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Three diverse Jaffa-based schools host Dulaine’s Dancing Classrooms program. Ballroom basics are taught to an ethnically mixed group of children, the most passionate members of which are trained for a city-wide competition. What results is a sweet and incredibly moving tale filled with moments of truth, poignancy and hope.

Mid-August Lunch

12:15am, SBS
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PG
Italy, 2008
Director: Gianni di Gregorio
Starring: Gianni di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti
What's it about?
Gianni, a middle-aged man with mounting debts, is forced to entertain his 93-year-old mother and three other feisty women during Italy’s biggest summer holiday. The other women include the mothers of his landlord and doctor, who will forgive his debts in exchange for his service. Winner of the Pasinetti Award for Best Film at the 2008 Venice Film Festival.

The Storm

1:30am, SBS 2
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PG
Netherlands, 2009
Director: Ben Sombogaart
Starring: Sylvia Hoeks, Barry Atsma, Dirk Roofthooft
What's it about?
Set against the backdrop of the great floods that engulfed the Dutch coastal province of Zeeland in 1953, young Julia loses her five-week-old baby as she is washed away by the rising waters. She is saved from drowning by a young air force lieutenant, who agrees to help look for Julia's little son. A near-hopeless quest ensues.

The Family Tree

1:40am, SBS
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M
France, 2010
Directors: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
Starring: Guy Marchand, Françoise Fabian, Sabrina Seyvecou
What's it about?
When wealthy patriarch Frederick refuses to attend the funeral of his son, other family members can't stomach his decision. What could possibly drive a loving father to absent himself from such an occasion? Once revealed, Frederick's reasons threaten the foundations of the entire family.

 

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