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Monday 25 July

A Prophet

9:25pm, SBS 2

Italy, France, 2009
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Language: French
Director: Jacques Audiard
Starring: Tahar Rahim, Alaa Oumouzoune, Adel Bencherif
What's it about?
Condemned to six years in prison, 19-year-old Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) cannot read nor write. Arriving at the jail entirely alone, he appears younger and more fragile than the other convicts. Cornered by the leader of the Corsican gang who rules the prison, he is given a number of 'missions' to carry out, toughening him up and gaining the gang leader’s confidence in the process. But Malik is brave and a fast learner, daring to secretly develop his own plans..

A Prophet Review

King of Devil's Island

12:20am, SBS 2

Norway, 2010

Genre: Action, Drama
Language: Norwegian
Director: Marius Holst
Starring: Morten Løvstad, Trond Nilssen, Benjamin Helstad
What's it about?
Situated on a remote island in the Oslo fjord, the Bastoy Boys Home aims to reform badly behaved boys. When newcomer Erling (Benjamin Helstad) arrives and questions the authority of the abusive 'housefathers’, he finds support from his fellow inmates. Determined to both escape and reveal the institution’s corruption, Erling has to choose between himself and the friends he has won.

King of Devil's Island Review

Golden Gun

12:35am, SBS

Argentina, 2008
Genre: Thriller
Language: Spanish
Director: Alfredo Bertazzoni
Starring: Lautaro Delgado, Camila Cruz, Alfredo Bertazzoni
What's it about?
Panceta is a young Argentinean labourer who is trying to hold down two jobs. He lives in the poor suburbs of Buenos Aires with his recently widowed mother, and is desperately seeking the money he needs to escape the ghetto. When he turns to manufacturing homemade guns for some local gangsters, he quickly runs afoul of a powerful mafia group. 


Wednesday 27 July

Death Proof

8:30pm, SBS 2

USA, 2007

Genre: Crime
Language: English
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Bell, Kurt Russell
What's it about?
A female DJ and two girlfriends are out for a night on the town. Following their every move is Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell), sitting poised behind the wheel of his car/weapon.

Death Proof Review


USA, 2011
Genre: Action, Drama
Language: English
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
What's it about?
A Hollywood stunt driver (Ryan Gosling) by day moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver-for-hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA's most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbour, Irene (Carey Mulligan). When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best: drive.  

Drive Review: Neon noir a thrillride

Thursday 28 July

Poetic Justice

9:30pm, NITV

USA, 1993
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: John Singleton
Starring: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Q-Tip, Maya Angelou
What's it about?
Janet Jackson made her film debut in this '90s romance from Boyz n the Hood director John Singleton. She stars as Justice, a talented young poet who falls into a deep depression following the gang-related murder of her boyfriend Markell (Q-Tip). Unable to get to Oakland to attend a convention because of her broken-down car, Justice gets a lift with her friend, Iesha. Along for the ride is postal worker Lucky (Tupac Shakur), who Justice begins to find new love with.


12:15am, SBS

Iran, 2009

Genre: Drama
Language: Farsi
Director: Shalizeh Arefpoor
Starring: Farhad Aslani, Mehrdad Sedighian, Baran Kosari
What's it about?
When Iranian high-school student Mahi (Baran Kosari) falls in love with Heiran (Mehrdad Sedighian), a poor Afghani teenager, her parents oppose their proposed marriage. Defying her family, Mahi follows Heiran to Tehran, where they wed. But they soon face the overwhelming challenge of trying to make ends meet as illegal workers in the city.



Friday 29 July

Monty Python's Life of Brian

8:30pm, SBS

United Kingdom, 1979

Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Terry Jones
Starring: John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin
What's it about?
Monty Python tells the story of Brian (Graham Chapman), a reluctant would-be messiah who rises to prominence as a result of a series of absurd and truly hilarious circumstances providing ample opportunity for the entire ensemble to shine in multiple roles as they mock everyone and everything from ex lepers, Pontius Pilate and the art of haggling to crazy prophets, Roman centurions and crucifixion.


10:50pm, SBS

Australia, 2006

Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Neil Armfield
Starring: Abbie Cornish, Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush
What's it about?
Candy (Abbie Cornish) and Dan (Heath Ledger) are, respectively, an aspiring artist and a would-be poet whose love is matched only by each other's desire to take heroin. Initially this joint addiction strengthens the couples' bond, but as things get out of control tough choices must be made.

Candy Review

Tai Chi Hero

10:25pm, SBS 2

China, 2000
Genre: Martial Arts
Language: Mandarin
Director: Stephen Fung
Starring: Daniel Wu, Qi Shu, Tony Leung Ka Fai
What's it about?
This saga continues the story of Yang Luchan (Daniel Wu), a young genius who, tired of being picked on, travelled to Chen Village to learn the art of Tai Chi. Luchan finds out the hard way that it is forbidden for a villager to teach an outsider. But when a terrifying army of soldiers shows up, the villagers realise that in order to save their home, they must trust this strange outsider.

Tai Chi Hero Review


Saturday 30 July

Kirikou and the Sorceress

5:35pm, SBS 2

France, 1998
Genre: Animation
Language: English
Director: Michel Ocelot
Starring: Doudou Gueye Thiaw, Maimouna N'Diaye, Awa Sene Sarr
What's it about?
The tiny Kirikou is born into an African village upon which a sorceress called Karaba has cast a terrible spell - the spring has dried up, the villagers are being blackmailed, the men of the village have either been kidnapped or have mysteriously disappeared. Kirikou wants to rid the village of Karaba's curse, so goes on an adventurous voyage to reveal Karaba's secrets.

A Beautiful Mind

8:30pm, SBS

USA, 2002

Genre: Biography
Language: English
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris
What's it about?
Russell Crowe gives a mesmerising performance as mathematical genius John Forbes Nash, Jr. After distinguishing himself early in his career, Nash was enlisted by the US government to intercept Soviet communications during the Cold War. However, a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia plunges him into the depths of despair. By his side throughout his ordeal is his stoic wife Alicia, played by Jennifer Connelly. Winner of four Oscars at the 2002 Academy Awards.

A Beautiful Mind review: A performance to wow audiences

Garden State

11:40pm, SBS 2

USA, 2004

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Zach Braff
Starring: Zach Braff, Peter Sarsgaard, Natalie Portman
What's it about?
Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff) returns to his hometown for the funeral of his clinically depressed mother, a journey that reconnects him with some of his past friends. Because the trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants, he also begins to reconnect with himself. A chance meeting with Sam (Natalie Portman), a girl also suffering from various maladies, opens up the possibility of rekindling emotional attachments, confronting his psychologist father, and perhaps beginning a new life.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1:30am, SBS 2

USA, 1978

Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Philip Kaufman
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy
What's it about?
When filmy spores fall from space and take root in San Francisco, the city is transformed by spectacular and exotic flowers. But these lovely extraterrestrial blossoms have gruesome plans for the earth: slowly the invaders are cloning human bodies and disposing of the originals. Matthew Bennell and his friends must escape lest they suffer the same fate. 


Sunday 31 July

Mr and Mrs Incredible

1:00pm, SBS2

Hong Kong, 2011

Genre: Comedy
Language: Cantonese
Director: Vincent Kok
Starring: Chapman To, Louis Koo, Sandra Ng Kwan Yue
What's it about?
In ancient China, a husband and wife, both of them retired superheroes, contend with the high cost of living, infertility, and other contemporary life issues. Nominated for the 2011 Action Asia Award at the Deauville Asian Film Festival.

Mr and Mrs Incredible Review

Black Panther Woman

12:05am, SBS

Australia, 2014

Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Rachel Perkins
What's it about?
In January 1972, an Australian Black Panther Party was formed in the police state of Brisbane, Australia. This is a story told in the words of Marlene Cummins, who experienced the best and worst of the short-lived and controversial Black Panther movement. Inspired by their stylish African Americans brothers, a handful of Australian Aborigines adapt the movement to their own local flavour.  


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