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SBS Movies

2 May 2016 - 1:27 PM  UPDATED 13 May 2016 - 9:13 AM

Monday 9 May

Four Lions

9:25pm, SBS 2

UK, 2010
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Christopher Morris
Starring: Adeel Akhtar, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak, Riz Ahmed
What's it about?
Tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) farce. Four Lions is a comic tour de force, which shows that - while terrorism is about ideology - it can also be about idiots. Winner of a BAFTA and nominated for two British Comedy Awards.

Four Lions: Kayvan Novak interview
Four Lions: most definitely an alternate view
Read ★★★★ review
SBS 2: #WrongComs movie season

Big Bad Wolves

11:20pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

Israel, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Language: Arabic, Hebrew
Director: Navot Papushado, Aharon Keshales
Starring: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad
What's it about?
A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.

SBS 2: #WrongComs movie season


Wednesday 11 May

Tokyo Tribe

8:55pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

Japan, 2014
Genre: Music, Science Fiction, Action, Drama, Crime
Language: Japanese
Director: Sion Sono
Starring: Ryôhei Suzuki, Riki Takeuchi, Shôta Sometani, Tomoko Karina
What's it about?
Near-future Tokyo has split into 23 rival tribes that struggle for control against a backdrop of violence, sex and corruption. Tensions between two of the tribes escalate when one leader kills a rival from another tribe. Tokyo becomes a battlefield as an all-out turf war erupts between the tribes. This is yet another solid punch-to-the-gut by wild-child director Sion Sono, as he reclaims the yakuza genre, martial arts fight scenes and dirty dystopian futures from Western cinema.

SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Cool Musicals season

The wild Tokyo Tribe (2014), airing this Wed 29th May, 10:40PM on SBS VICELAND

The Harder They Come

11:00pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

Jamaica, 1972
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Music
Language: English
Director: Perry Henzell
Starring: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw
What's it about?
Ivanhoe is a poor Jamaican man who lands a job as a reggae singer. He discovers the only way he can get a hit record is by signing away the rights and he turns to a life of crime and violence.

SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Cool Musicals season


Thursday 12 May

Do the Right Thing

9:30pm, NITV

USA, 1989
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Ossie Davis, Danny Aiello, Ruby Dee
What's it about?
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Watch David and Margaret's original ★★★★★ review


Friday 13 May

Strictly Ballroom

9:55pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

Australia, 1992
Genre: Comedy
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Starring: Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter
What's it about?
Australian director Baz Luhrman tells the story of a top ballroom dancer, who pairs with a plain, left-footed local girl when his maverick style earns him the disdain of his more conventionally-minded colleagues. Together, the team gives it their all and makes dreams of the National Championship title come true.


Saturday 14 May

The Black Stallion

5:20pm, SBS 2

USA, 1979
Genre: Adventure, Family
Language: Arabic, English, Italian
Director: Carroll Ballard
Starring: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr
What's it about?
While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a deserted island. He befriends it, so when finally rescued both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once successful trainer. Together they begin training the horse to race against the fastest ones in the world.

The Central Park Five

9:30pm, NITV

USA, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Director: David McMahon, Sarah Burns, Ken Burns
What's it about?
This documentary from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles the case, for the first time from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.

The Central Park Five Review


Sunday 15 May

Yolngu Boy

9:30pm, NITV
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

Australia, 2001
Genre: Drama
Director: Stephen Johnson
Starring: Sean Mununggurr, John Sebastian Pilakui, Nathan Daniels
What's it about?
The coming-of-age of three Aboriginal boys in Arnhem Land who inhabit two cultures at once - that of North-East Arnhem Land and also western culture. Botj, Lorrpu and Milika are three Yolngu teenagers who once shared a dream of becoming great hunters. Now aged 14, only Lorrpu hasn't diverged. Botj is a lost soul in trouble with the law, and Milika is more interested in football and girls. One of the central themes of the film is the divide between the prosperity-driven, materialistic western ideal of life and the everyday reality faced by young Aborigines.

Watch David and Margaret's original ★★★★ review


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