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30 May 2016 - 2:22 PM  UPDATED 7 Jun 2016 - 9:08 AM

Monday 30 May

Lars and the Real Girl

9:55pm, SBS 2

USA, 2007
Director: Craig Gillespie
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider
What's it about?
Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. The only problem is that she's not real – she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. But sex is not what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they've always loved.

Watch The Movie Show original ★★★★ review: A bizarre tale with plenty of love.
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SBS 2: #WrongComs movie season

Happy Happy

11:50pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

Norway, 2011
Director: Anne Sewitsky
Starring: Agnes Kittelsen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Joachim Rafaelsen
What's it about?
Kaja lives a happy, content life in Norway. An eternal optimist, she is oblivious to her husband’s secret homosexuality despite his ignoring her needs in the bedroom. Her happy world is shaken up when a seemingly perfect couple move in next door, but she soon discovers nothing is as good as it seems. In the dead of winter in the middle of nowhere, this dark comedy explores the malleability and resilience of adult relationships.

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

Milocrorze: A Love Story

1:10am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

Japan, 2011
Director: Yoshimasa Ishibashi
Starring: Takayuki Yamada, Anna Ishibashi, Sayaka Fukita
What's it about?
Three separate stories are interspersed with a series of irreverent sketches based on the anxieties of young men in love: Ovreneli Vreneligare’s young world is rocked by a mysterious woman; Kumagai Besson is an unorthodox youth counsellor who offers idiosyncratic advice to young men about romance; and Tamon is a one-eyed ronin who falls in love with a florist and is drawn into a quest to recover her when she is kidnapped.

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Tuesday 31 May


12:50am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

France, 2009
Director: Philippe Lioret
Starring: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana
What's it about?
The life of swimming instructor Simon is turned upside down when he helps Bilal, a young Iraqi refugee stranded in Calais. Non-swimmer Bilal is determined to reunite with his fiancée in England by swimming across the English Channel. Winner of 10 international film awards, including the 2010 Lumiere Award for Best Film.

Read ★★★ ½ review


Wednesday 1 June

Planet Terror

8:50pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

USA, 2007
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan, Josh Brolin, Freddy Rodriguez
What's it about?
After an experimental bio-nerve gas is accidentally released at a remote U.S. military base in Texas, those exposed to the gas turn into flesh-eating, mutating zombies out to kill. An assortment of various people who include stripper Cherry, her shady mechanic ex-boyfriend, a strong-willed doctor, the local sheriff, and an assortment of various people must join forces to survive the night as the so-called "sickos" threaten to take over the whole town and the world.  

Watch the original Movie Show ★★★ ½ review
SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Ultraviolence season

Machete Kills

10:50pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

USA, 2013
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Michelle Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Amber Heard
What's it about?
Danny Trejo stars as ex-federal agent Machete Cortez, who is recruited by the U.S. President for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man - he must travel to Mexico to take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.

SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Ultraviolence season


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

USA, 2009
Director: Cherien Dabis
Starring: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Alia Shawkat
What's it about?
When a Palestinian mother and her 16-year-old son immigrate to small town Illinois during the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, they face the hardships of racism, discrimination and unemployment in their adopted homeland. Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes in 2009.

Read ★★★★ review


Thursday 2 June


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

Australia, 2010
Director: Bill Bennett
Starring: Geraldine Hakewill, Bob Baines, Henry James
What's it about?
Harry and Beth wanted the holiday of a lifetime so they chartered a boat to drop them off on a remote coral island on the Great Barrier Reef. The island was idyllic, covered in palms and full of birds and other wildlife. It was small and totally deserted or so they thought. But when things go missing from their camp site and they discover someone else's footprints in the sand this quickly becomes disturbing as they realize the island has a ghost. Inspired by actual events.

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Friday 3 June

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

10:15pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

Hong Kong, 2010
Director: Andrew Lau
Starring: Donnie Yen, Alex Ahlstrom, Qi Shu
What's it about?
Set in 1920s Shanghai, ex-soldier Chen Zhen is posing as a rich playboy to infiltrate the local mafia, who have formed an alliance with the invading Japanese. By night, Chen masquerades as a caped crusader, determined to reclaim the city, one flying kick at a time.

Henry and June

11:00pm, SBS

USA, 1990
Director: Philip Kaufman
Starring: Uma Thurman, Gary Oldman, Maria de Medeiros
What's it about?
While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her husband. Then, when June returns to France, an unexpected, and sometimes contentious, threesome forms.


Saturday 4 June

Tales from Earthsea

5:30pm, SBS 2

Japan, 2006
Director: Goro Miyazaki
Starring: Jun'ichi Okada, Aoi Teshima, Bunta Sugawara
What's it about?
A teenage prince and a wizard travel together through ruined landscapes to investigate the source of their world's imbalance, which provokes unusual occurrences that include the extinction of crops and livestock. On their journey, they encounter a foe who seeks eternal youth.

Red Dawn

9:20pm, SBS 2

USA, 1984
Director: John Milius
Starring: Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey
What's it about?
It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

The Wiz

9:30pm, NITV

USA, 1978
Director: Sidney Lumet
Starring: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor
What's it about?
An adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that captures the essence of the African American experience. A Thanksgiving dinner brings a host of family together in a Harlem apartment, where a 24-year-old schoolteacher named Dorothy Gale lives with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. Extremely introverted, she has, as Aunt Em teases her, "never been south of 125th Street", and refuses to move out and on with her life.

Saturday Night Fever

9:35pm, SBS

USA, 1977
Director: John Badham
Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller
What's it about?
Nineteen-year-old Tony Manero lives for Saturday nights at the local disco, where he's king of the dance floor. But outside of the club, things don't look so rosy. At home, he fights constantly with his father and has to compete with his family's starry-eyed view of his older brother, a priest. Then, he meets Stephanie at the disco and they agree to dance together in a competition.

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River's Edge

11:25pm, SBS 2

USAa, 1987
Director: Tim Hunter
Starring: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper
What's it about?
A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions vary.

The Basketball Diaries

1:15am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

USA, 1995
Director: Scott Kalvert
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, James Madio, Mark Wahlberg
What's it about?
The Basketball Diaries is an autobiographical account of high school basketball hero, Jim Carroll. It chronicles his experiences growing up on the cold, hard streets of New York and his descent as a teenager from gifted basketball player and writer to drug addict and hustler. 

Watch The Movie Show original review


Sunday 5 June


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

South Africa, 2012
Director: Avie Luthra
Starring: Sihle Dlamini, Jayashree Basavaraj, James Ngcobo, Vusi Kunene, Brenda Ngxoli, Mary Twala
What's it about?
A 10-year-old South African orphan leaves his Zulu village to make his own life in the city, only to find no one will help him, except a formidable Indian woman. An odyssey marked by greed, violence and ultimately belonging, Lucky shows how a child's spirit can bring out decency, humility and even love in adults struggling to survive in the new South Africa.

A Brand New Life

11:40pm, SBS

France/South Korea, 2009
Director: Ounie Lecomte
Starring: Kim Sae-ron, Park Do-yeon, Ko Ah-sung
What's it about?
Inspired by her childhood, French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte recounts the emotional journey of a little girl abandoned by her father in an orphanage. Young Jinhee is taken by her father to an orphanage near Seoul. He leaves her there never to return, and she struggles to come to grips with her fate. Jinhee desperately believes her father will come back for her and take her on a trip. Winner of the Asian Film Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2009.


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