• Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris in 'Chinese Puzzle' (2013)
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17 Aug 2016 - 11:31 AM  UPDATED 26 Aug 2016 - 9:30 AM

Monday 22 August

Young Frankenstein

9:00pm, SBS 2

USA, 1974
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction
Language: English, German
Director: Mel Brooks
Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman
What's it about?
Mel Brooks' genius send up of monster movies follows a young neurosurgeon as he inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, Frau Blucher. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather was delusional, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind.

Army of Darkness

10:55pm, SBS 2

USA, 1992
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Language: English
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert
What's it about?
AKA The Evil Dead 3. Bruce Campbell reprises his iconic role of as Ash, time-warped back to the Dark Ages by the demonic power of the Necronomicon. Now armed with only a '73 Oldsmobile, his trusty chainsaw and a 12-gauge double-barreled S-Mart shotgun, our knuckleheaded hero must battle vicious she-devils, a diabolical Evil Ash and the relentless hordes of the medieval dead in the most outrageously spectacular horror comedy every made.


Wednesday 24 August

Chinese Puzzle

11:55pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

France, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: French, English
Director: Cedric Klapisch
Starring: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cecile de France
What's it about?
The final chapter in Cedric Klapisch's trilogy (after The Spanish Apartment and The Russian Dolls) follows Xavier, who is now a middle-aged single dad, and finds life very complicated. When his ex Wendy moves to New York City with the kids, Xavier can't imagine life without his family and decides to follow them there. Here, he faces a real Chinese puzzle.

Chinese Puzzle Review
Watch Cedric Klapisch interview
Watch more Romain Duris movies
Watch more Audrey Tautou movies


2:05am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

Germany, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: German, Turkish
Director: Burhan Qurbani
Starring: Carlo Ljubek, Jeremias Acheampong, Maryam Zaree
What's it about?
The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted traditions. Nominated for the Golden Bear at Berlin in 2010.


Thursday 25 August


9:30pm, NITV

USA, 1997
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey
What's it about?
Based on actual events in 1838, Amistad is the story of captured African slaves who took over their transport ship in a bloody revolt with the hopes of returning back to their homeland. After the slaves are caught and imprisoned, their leader, Cinque, unable to understand the language or court system of America, tries to communicate his desire to return home to his defence lawyer and a former slave. The men enlist the help of none other than John Quincy Adams. 

White Material

11:40pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

France, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Claire Denis
Starring: Isaach De Bankolé, Christopher Lambert, Isabelle Huppert
What's it about?
French film legend Isabelle Huppert stars as Maria, a wilful plantation owner who refuses to give up her farm in an (unnamed) African country, where war and racial tensions are threatening to tip the nation into chaos. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. Directed by acclaimed French director Claire Denis (Beau Travail), and also stars Christopher Lambert and Isaach De Bankolé.

White Material Review

SBS On Demand: Great Actresses


Friday 26 August

Everything Must Go

8:35pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

USA, 2010
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Dan Rush
Starring: Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Laura Dern
What's it about?
Will Ferrell plays against type as a career salesman whose days of being on top are behind him. In the space of a single day he gets fired and he returns home to discover his wife has left him, changed the locks on their suburban home and dumped all of his possessions on the front lawn. Faced with his life imploding, Nick puts it all on the line – or more properly, on the lawn – reluctantly holding a garage sale that becomes a unique strategy for survival.

Why You Should Watch: Everything Must Go

Ip Man: The Final Fight

10:20pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

Hong Kong, China, 2013
Genre: Action, Drama
Director: Herman Yau
Starring: Anthony Wong, Anita Yuen, Gillian Chung
What's it about?
In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is called into action once more, and a series of simple challenges from rival kung fu styles draws him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to defend life and honour, he has no choice but to fight.

LOL (Laughing Out Loud)

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

France, 2008
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Lisa Azuelos
Starring: Sophie Marceau, Christa Theret, Jérémy Kapone
What's it about?
Lola is a typical 15-year-old Parisian girl living with her single mum. When her boyfriend returns from his summer holiday with news of his unfaithfulness, Lola kicks him to the curb. Determined to torture her cheating ex with jealously, Lola flirts with his best friend and their relationship hots up as their class prepares to leave on an excursion to London.


Saturday 27 August

Sleepwalk with Me

12:00am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

USA, 2012
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Mike Birbiglia
Starring: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn
What's it about?
Stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia wrote, directed and stars in this movie, co-written by Ira Glass and co-produced by 'This American Life'. An aspiring stand-up with commitment issues finds his anxiety comes out in increasingly funny and dangerous sleepwalking incidents.

Sleepwalk with Me: Ira Glass interview
Sleepwalk with Me Review


Sunday 28 August

Happy Happy

12:15am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

Norway, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Language: Norwegian
Director: Anne Sewitsky
Starring: Agnes Kittelsen, Maibritt Saerens, Joachim Rafaelsen
What's it about?
A lonely housewife maintains unyielding optimism in spite of her sexless circumstances. The arrival of new neighbours opens up new opportunities, and she falls into bed with the husband. In the dead of winter in the middle of nowhere, this dark comedy explores the malleability and resilience of adult relationships.

Happy Happy Review


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