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19 Apr 2016 - 3:53 PM  UPDATED 2 May 2016 - 8:55 AM

Monday 25 April

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

9:25pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
UK, 2013
Genre: Thriller
Director: Mira Nair
Starring: Riz Ahmed, Kiefer Sutherland, Kate Hudson
What's it about?
From Award-winning director Mira Nair, and based on the acclaimed novel by Mohsin Hamid, comes this explosive film which explores bias and the phenomenon of globalisation that is both brilliant and unsettling. A young Pakistani man who is chasing corporate success on Wall Street soon finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist: interviews
Read ★★★ ½ review
SBS 2: Trouble in Paradise season

Viva Riva!

11:50pm, SBS 2
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MA15+
The Democratic Republic of Congo, 2010
Genre: Drama
Director: Djo Munga
Starring: Marlene Longange, Hoji Fortuna, Manie Malone
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.

SBS 2: Trouble in Paradise season

 

Tuesday 26 April

Under the Salt

12:10am, SBS

M
Mexico, 2008
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Director: Mario Muñoz
Starring: Humberto Zurita, Ricardo Polanco, Irene Azuela
What's it about?
Commander Trujillo, a Mexico City policeman, travels to a small town close to a salt mine where he investigates a series of mysterious murders of young women. There he meets Víctor, a moody teenager who works in his father's funeral home. Víctor helps Trujillo uncover the secrets of the town and the powerful family that has ruled there for years.

 

Wednesday 27 April

Alien Resurrection

8:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
USA, 1997
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman
What's it about?
An unholy combination of human and alien genetics is discovered, made possible by an uneasy alliance between a renegade band of smugglers and a zealous cadre of scientists and officials. Ripley is back, and all is not what it seems. She teams up with the smugglers, including an enigmatic mechanic named Annalee Call, who may be the instrument of Ripley's resurrection or the weapon of her destruction.

Watch The Movie Show original ★★★ ½ review: The bloodiest, most gruesome of the lot
SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Alien season

Thale

10:30pm, SBS 2
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MA15+
Norway, 2012
Director: Aleksander Nordaas
Starring: Silje Reinåmo, Jon Sigve Skard, Erlend Nervold
What's it about?
Two male crime scene cleaners discovers a mythical-type woman from Norwegian folklore in the basement of a recently deceased man. She never utters a word, unable to tell her story, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together: she's been held captive for decades for reasons soon to surface. 

Read ★★★ ½ review
SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Alien season

Eden is West

12:00am, SBS

M
France, 2009
Genre: Drama
Director: Costa-Gavras
Starring: Riccardo Scamarcio, Ulrich Tukur, Eric Caravaca
What's it about?
Italian star Ricardo Scamarcio stars as Elias, an illegal immigrant who sets out by boat from an unnamed country to the Eden of Western Europe. When the coast guard spot the vessel, Elias jumps ship and finds himself washed up on a nudist beach - where his adventures begin.

Read ★★★ ½ review

Linha de Passe

2:00, SBS

M
Brazil, 2008
Genre: Drama, Sport
Language: Portuguese
Director: Daniela Thomas, Walter Salles
Starring: Sandra Corveloni, João Baldasserini, Vinícius de Oliveira
What's it about?
This touching Brazilian drama by co-directors Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas focuses on four brothers' desperate attempts to rise out of the poverty of São Paulo's concrete slums with the odds stacked decidedly against them. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

 

Thursday 28 April

The Russian Woodpecker

9:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Ukraine, 2015
Genre: History, Documentary
Director: Chad Gracia
What's it about?
Fedor Alexandrovich is a radioactive man. He was four years old in 1986, when he was exposed to the toxic effects of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown and forced to leave his home. Now 33, he is an artist in Ukraine, with radioactive strontium in his bones and a singular obsession with Chernobyl. He returns to the ghost towns in the radioactive Exclusion Zone to try and find answers and to decide whether to risk his life by revealing them, amid growing clouds of Ukraine's emerging revolution and war.

Read review

Apocalypto

9:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2006
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer
What's it about?
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. This fascinating and rich film is arguably Mel Gibson's greatest achievement. Nominated for three Oscars.

Father of My Children

12:00am, SBS

M
France, 2009
Genre: Drama
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Starring: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Chiara Caselli, Alice de Lencquesaing
What's it about?
Grégoire, a successful film producer, spirals into suicidal despondency as his company becomes riddled with debt, the turmoil taking a dramatic toll on his family. Winner of the Un Certain Regard - Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009.

Read ★★★ ½ review

 

Friday 29 April

The Big Boss

8:30pm, SBS 2
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M
Hong Kong, 1971
Genre: Action, Martial Arts
Director: Lo Wei
Starring: Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien
What's it about?
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.

The Four

10:25pm, SBS 2
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M
China, 2012
Genre: Action, Foreign
Director: Gordon Chan, Janet Chun
Starring: Ronald Cheng, Collin Chou, Deng Chao, Liu Yifei
What's it about?
An undercover agent is assigned by his corrupt chief to infiltrate a rival department and sabotage their investigation of counterfeit currency. What he discovers is the counterfeiter's real plan. To overthrow the capital. Not by flooding it with funny money, but with an army of undead.

Young and Wild

10:55pm, SBS
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MA15+
Chile, 2012
Genre: Drama
Director: Marialy Rivas
Starring: Alicia Rodríguez, Aline Küppenheim, María Gracia Omegna
What's it about?
Seventeen-year-old Daniela is obsessed with sex. But her lifestyle is in direct conflict with her well-to-do, strict evangelical family in Santiago, Chile. She finds an outlet by detailing her naughty ruminations and exploits on her blog "Young & Wild" to her eager online followers. She dates handsome and pious Tomas, but maybe Antonia, the really cute girl at work, is more her speed. As she struggles to balance both relationships, Daniela learns that having it all - sex, love and eternal salvation - is more complicated than she ever imagined.

John Rabe

12:40am, SBS
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MA15+
China/France/Germany, 2009
Genre: Drama, History, War
Director: Florian Gallenberger
Starring: Ulrich Tukur, Daniel Bruhl, Steve Buscemi
What's it about?
The year is 1937 and German businessman John Rabe has been ordered by the new Nazi regime to close down a vast Siemens plant in Nanking.   But as the Imperial Japanese Army storms the region, Rabe defies his motherland and remains in war-ravaged Nanking to protect his loyal Chinese workers. Winner of four German Film Awards in 2009, including Outstanding Feature Film. 

 

Saturday 30 April

A Monster in Paris

5:50pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

G
France, 2011
Director: Bibo Bergeron
Starring: Vanessa Paradis, Sean Lennon, Adam Goldberg
What's it about?
Paris,1910. Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colourful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorising citizens. They join forces with Lucille, the big-hearted star of the Bird of Paradise cabaret, an eccentric scientist and his irascible monkey to save the monster, who turns out to be an oversized but harmless flea, from the city's ruthlessly ambitious police chief.

Fist of Fury

8:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Hong Kong, 1972
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Director: Lo Wei
Starring: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien
What's it about?
Kung Fu pupil Chen Zhen returns to Shanghai only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. When he discovers that his mentor was in fact murdered, Chen sets out to avenge his death.

We Were Soldiers

8:40pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2002
Genre:
 History, War
Director: Randall Wallace
Starring: Mel Gibson, Greg Kinnear, Madeleine Stowe
What's it about?
In a place soon to be known as The Valley of Death, Lt. Colonel Hal Moore and 400 young troopers from the newly formed 1/7th Cavalry Regiment of the US 1st Air Cavalry Division were surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers dug into the tunnel warren mountainside. The ensuing battle was one of the most savage in U.S. history and is portrayed here as the signal encounter between the American and North Vietnamese armies.

Watch The Movie Show original ★★★ ½ review

Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom

9:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA/Canada, 2008
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: Patrik-Ian Polk
Starring: Darryl Stephens, Rodney Chester, Gary LeRoi Gray
What's it about?
As Noah and Wade prepare to marry in Martha's Vineyard, the personal problems of their friends - and the unexpected arrival of rapper Baby Gat - threatens to permanently end their relationship.

Game of Death

10:30pm, SBS 2
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M
Hong Kong/USA, 1978
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Action
Director: Robert Clouse
Starring: Bruce Lee, Gig Young, Dean Jagger
What's it about?
Bruce Lee challenges the underworld to a game of death. Lee plays a martial arts movie star who must fake his own death in order to find the people who are trying to kill him. The film includes classic footage of Lee fighting basketballer Kareem Abdul Jabar and nunchaku expert Dan Inosanto.

 

Sunday 1 May

Way of the Dragon

8:00pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Hong Kong, 1972
Genre: Action, Crime
Director: Bruce Lee
Starring: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, Chuck Norris
What's it about?
Martial arts legend Bruce Lee stars as Tang Lung, a young man who travels to Rome to help a family friend whose restaurant is being targeted by the local Mafia. After driving off the local thugs, the stakes are raised as Tang must confront a number of martial arts experts hired by the crime boss, including Karate champion Colt - and soon a final showdown looms. Memorable for its iconic final battle scene between Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris in Rome’s historic Colosseum.

Cry Freedom

9:30pm, NITV

M
UK, 1987
Genre: Drama
Director: Richard Attenborough
Starring: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Penelope Wilton
What's it about?
A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, a courageous and outspoken black anti-apartheid activist.

The Man Next Door

11:20pm, SBS
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MA15+
Argentina, 2009
Genre: Drama
Directors: Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn
Starring: Rafael Spregelburd, Daniel Aráoz, Eugenia Alonso
What's it about?
When two neighbours clash, their argument becomes less about proposed building alterations and more about the wider battle between class and social status. The hugely impressive building in question is the only example of a Le Corbusier residential home in all of Latin America, adding to the poignancy of their argument. Winner of six Argentinean Academy Awards in 2010, including Best Film.

If You Are the One 2

12:10am, SBS 2
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PG
China, 2010
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director: Feng Xiaogang
Starring: Yicong Wu, Honglei Sun
What's it about?
Two years have passed since finally getting together and Qin Fen has asked Liang Xiaoxiao to marry him. However after their two best friends decide to get a divorce after five years of marriage, Xiaoxiao wants to trial a 'test marriage' first.

 

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