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Put your pedal to the metal and catch these movies at SBS On Demand before they disappear.
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15 Aug 2016 - 4:36 PM  UPDATED 26 Aug 2016 - 2:00 PM

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Drive

MA15+
USA, 2011
Genre: Action, Drama
Language: English
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
What's it about?
Nicolas Winding Refn channels the '80s in this violent romance about a stunt driver who moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver-for-hire in the criminal underworld. Ryan Gosling hit the big time in this acclaimed 'neon-noir', as the tough guy driver who isn't afraid to show his softer side, as he rushes to the aid of his neighbour, (Carey Mulligan). 

Why You Should Watch: Drive
Drive review: Neon noir a thrillride

 

Monty Python's Life of Brian

M
UK, 1979
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Terry Jones
Starring: John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin
What's it about?
A reluctant would-be messiah rises to prominence through a series of absurd and truly hilarious circumstances. There's ample opportunity for the entire ensemble to shine in multiple roles as they mock everyone and everything from ex lepers, cheese makers, Roman centurions and the act of crucifixion.

 

Big Ass Spider!

MA15+

USA, 2013
Genre: Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Mike Mendez
Starring: Lombardo Boyar, Lin Shaye, Greg Grunberg, Clare Kramer, Ray Wise
What's it about?
A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab in Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists to kill the spider before it destroys the city. 

 

Kinyarwanda

M
USA, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Kinyarwanda
Director: Alrick Brown
Starring: Marc Gwamaka, Hadidja Zaninka, Cleophas Kabasita
What's it about?
In 1994, during the unspeakable horrors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a Mufti issues a fatwa forbidding all Muslims from killing Tutsis. As the country is turned upside down, the mosques become a refuge for Muslims and Christians, both from the Tutsi and Hutu clans.

 

The Howling

MA15+
USA, 1981
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Joe Dante
Starring: Christopher Stone, Patrick Macnee, Dee Wallace-Stone
What's it about?
Joe Dante's classic creature feature starts as a serial killer thriller and becomes so much more, as a TV anchor goes on a retreat after a traumatic incident but gets more than she bargained for when 'turned' by a werewolf.  

The Howling review: A hairy horror classic
Watch an interview with Joe Dante 

 

When Animals Dream

MA15+
Denmark, 2014
Genre: Horror
Language: Danish
Director: Jonas Alexander Arnby
Starring: Lars Mikkelsen, Jakob Oftebro, Sonja Richter
What's it about?
A slow-burn Scandi story in the tradition of Let The Right One In. A weird transformation takes place within 16 year-old Marie at the same time as a series of mysterious deaths start occurring in her remote fishing village. 

When Animals Dream Review

 

The Truck

South Korea, 2008
Genre: Thriller
Language: Korean
Director: Kwon Hyung-jin
Starring: Yu Hae-jin, Jin Goo and Lee Jun-ha
What's it about?
In this Korean nail biter, a truck driver accepts an odd for its promise of quick money that might fund his sick daughter's medical expenses. The lure of easy money becomes anything but when a stranded police officer who claims to be on the trail of a serial killer becomes the passenger from hell.

 

The King of Escape

MA15+
France, 2009
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Adventure
Language: French
Director: Alain Guiraudie
Starring: Luc Palun, Pierre Laur, Ludovic Berthillot, Hafsia Herzi
What's it about?
A riotous sex comedy from the director of Stranger by the Lake and Staying Vertical. Armand is a gay tractor salesman and not the sharpest tool in the shed. When he rescues Curly, the daughter of his greatest rival, the two embark on a mad chase through the forest pursued by a very angry father with a gun. Totally unknown to Armand, however, is the bizarre sexual frenzy he’s ignited in the other men in town, with him as the object of their desire…

Alain Guiraudie talks sex, death and the weird Australian links to 'Staying Vertical'

'The King of Escape'
 

Captain Abu Raed

M
Jordan, 2008
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic, French
Director: Amin Matalqa
Starring: Nadim Sawalha, Rana Sultan, Hussein Al-Sous, Ghandi Saber
What's it about?
A gorgeous Jordanian film about the power of storytelling. An  airport janitor finds a discarded captain's hat in the bin, and is mistaken for a pilot by the children of his village. He takes the opportunity and runs with it, and injects a little imagination into their bleak lives by weaving imaginary tales of his adventures to distant lands.   

 

 

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