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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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27 Apr 2016 - 11:57 AM  UPDATED 10 May 2016 - 9:34 AM

Monday 2 May

Borat

9:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
USA, 2006
Director: Larry Charles
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Pamela Anderson
What's it about?
Sacha Baron Cohen brings his Kazakh journalist character Borat Sagdiyev to the big screen. Borat travels to America to make a documentary. Travelling across the nation, he meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him, exposing prejudices and hypocrisies in American culture.

SBS 2: #WrongComs movie season

Clown

11:05pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Denmark, 2010
Director: Mikkel Nørgaard
Starring: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Iben Hjejle
What's it about?
In this hilarious parenthood caper, Frank is determined to prove his fatherhood potential to his pregnant girlfriend. An ill-advised plan sees him 'kidnap' her 12-year-old nephew and take him along to his best friend Casper’s debauched weekend canoe trip. Together they rampage through brothels, hospitalisations and armed robberies, and form a friendship that might prove Frank is more capable than he ever thought.

Read ★★★ ½ review
SBS 2: #WrongComs movie season

The Fringe Dwellers

2:30am, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Australia, 1986
Director: Bruce Beresford
Starring: Bob Maza, Kristina Nehm, Justine Saunders
What's it about?
Bruce Beresford's critically-acclaimed adaptation of the Nene Gare novel tells the story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.

Watch the original Movie Show review
Watch interview with Bruce Beresford

 

Tuesday 3 May

The Bone Man

12:20am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Austria, 2009
Director: Wolfgang Murnberger
Starring: Josef Hader, Josef Bierbichler, Birgit Minichmayr
What's it about?
Director Wolfgang Murnberger brings another of Wolf Haas' cult novels to the screen in this wicked black thriller. Set in a sleepy Austrian mountain village, ex-detective Simon Brenner has grown weary of his job repossessing cars and embarks on an extended getaway to the countryside. But before long he becomes embroiled in the convoluted world of the locals of a supposedly quiet town.

 

Wednesday 4 May

This Is Spinal Tap

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

M
USA, 1984
Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer
What's it about?
Legendary British rock band Spinal Tap is followed by a documentary film-maker during their attempt at an American comeback tour. Combining big hair, big egos and big hits, this thrilling mockumentary exposes the ugly beauty of rock 'n' roll.

SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Cool Musicals season

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

9:55pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2001
Director: John Cameron
Starring: Theodore Liscinski, John Cameron Mitchell
What's it about?
An adaptation of the off-Broadway rock theatre hit, this is the story of an internationally ignored rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for stardom and love. Hedwig reluctantly submits to a sex change operation in order to marry an American G.I. and get over the Berlin Wall to freedom. The operation is botched, leaving her with the 'angry inch'. Finding herself high, dry and divorced in a Kansas trailer park, she forms a rock band and encounters a lover/protégé in young Tommy Gnosis, who eventually leaves her, steals her songs and becomes a huge rock star.

Watch The Movie Show original ★★★★ review
SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Cool Musicals season

 

Thursday 5 May

The Yes Men Are Revolting

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

M
USA, 2014
Directors: Laura Nix, The Yes Men
Starring: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno
What's it about?
For the last 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment. They are now in their 40s, and their mid-life crises are threatening to drive them out of activism forever as they take on climate change. Revealing the real people behind the ruses, at its heart lies a hopeful message about fighting for change. 

Manganinnie

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

PG
Australia, 1980
Director: John Honey
Starring: Mawuyul Yanthalawuy, Anna Ralph, Phillip Hinton
What's it about?
Through lyrical images, Manganinnie journeys across mountains towards the coast with Joanna, a white girl, in search of Manganinnie's vanished tribe. The poignancy of this film derives from the Aboriginal woman's gradual realization that her people and the tribal way of life are forever gone. It is the story of the Black Drive of 1830, the near-genocide of the Tasmanian Aborigines.

 

Friday 6 May

Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame

10:15pm, SBS 2

M
China, 2010
Director: Hark Tsui
Starring: Andy Lau, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Carina Lau
What's it about?
In the year 689, the first Empress of China is building a giant Buddha statue. When people connected to its construction start mysteriously bursting into flames, an investigation is ordered and an exiled detective is recruited to solve these mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu. 

Read the ★★★★ review
Blog: Discovering Detective Dee

The Secret in Their Eyes

12:30am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Argentina, 2009
Director: Juan José Campanella
Starring: Pablo Rago, Soledad Villamil, Ricardo Darin
What's it about?
Benjamin, a retired court employee, decides to write a book about an old murder case that he believes wasn't properly solved. He becomes determined to find the real culprit and reopen the case.

The Secret in Their Eyes Review

 

Saturday 7 May

Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra

5:40pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
France, 2002
Director: Alain Chabat
Starring: Gerard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Monica Bellucci
What's it about?
Monica Bellucci joins Gérard Depardieu in the second madcap, live-action movie based on the much-loved French comic strip. A French blockbuster with lush visuals and impressive special effects. Riotous, silly fun.

Drunktown's Finest

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

MA15+
USA, 2014
Director: Sydney Freeland
Starring: Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Jeremiah Bitsui, Kiowa Gordon
What's it about?
Three young Native Americans - an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be, and a promiscuous transsexual - strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation.

 

Sunday 8 May

The Eichmann Show

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

M
UK, 2015
Director: Paul Andrew Williams
Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, Martin Freeman, Rebecca Front
What's it about?
Described as the ‘trial of the century’, the Holocaust was shown on TV in 37 countries and was the first time the horror of the death camps had been heard live directly from its victims. The trial became the world’s first ever global TV event, and this film tells the extraordinary story of the production team that overcame enormous obstacles to capture the testimony of one of the war’s most notorious Nazis.

Precious

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

MA15+
USA, 2009
Director: Lee Daniels
Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'nique, Paula Patton
What's it about?
In New York City's Harlem in 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate 16-year-old who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enrol in an alternative school in the hope that her life can head in a new direction. Winner of two Academy Awards in 2010, and nominated for four others, including Best Picture.

Why You Should Watch: Precious
Read ★★★★ review

 

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