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12 Sep 2016 - 4:45 PM  UPDATED 13 Sep 2016 - 11:53 AM

Monday 19 September

Submarine

1:05am, SBS 2
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
UK, 2010
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Richard Ayoade
Starring: Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine, Noah Taylor
What's it about?
In his head, 15-year-old Welsh schoolboy Oliver is a cool literary genius. In reality, he's socially inept and unpopular. He has set himself two tasks over the summer: to lose his virginity and save his parents' marriage.

Submarine Review

Monkeys In Winter

1:25am, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
Bulgaria, 2006
Genre: Drama
Language: Bulgarian, French
Director: Milena Andonova
Starring: Bonka Ilieva-Boni, Angelina Slavova, Diana Dobreva
What's it about?
The hardships of motherhood and living under a communist regime are explored in this heart-wrenching tale of three women living through different generations in Bulgarian history. Their stories offer insights into the tragic outcome of relationships between men and women, which give rise to both longed-for and unwanted children.

 

Tuesday 20 September

Mommo The Bogeyman

11:35pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

PG
Turkey, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: Turkish
Director: Atalay Tasdiken
Starring: Mete Dönmezer, Elif Bülbül, Mehmet Bülbül
What's it about?
A moving film about two young children caught in a painful family deadlock. Nine-year-old Ahmet and his little sister Ayse are left with their frail grandfather, Hasan, after their father remarries and his new wife rejects them. Due to his failing health, Hasan is faced with the heartbreaking decision of whether to separate the children forever.

 

Wednesday 21 September

Uncle Buck

9:20pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1989
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Language: English
Director: John Hughes
Starring: John Candy, Jean Louisa Kelly, Macaulay Culkin
What's it about?
As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon charms his younger relatives Miles and Maizy with his hefty cooking and his new way of doing the laundry.

The Jerk

11:10pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 1979
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Carl Reiner
Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams
What's it about?
Navin believes he was born a poor Black child in Mississippi. He is, however, actually white. Upon figuring this out, he heads north to St Louis to find himself. After landing a job at a gas station, Navin is excited to discover his name printed in the new phone book. This ratification of his existence leads him from one misadventure to another as he invents gadgets, dodges bullets, joins the carnival and seeks love in the arms of beautiful Marie.

No Rest for the Wicked

12:10am, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Spain, 2011
Genre: Thriller
Language: French, Spanish
Director: Enrique Urbizu
Starring: José Coronado, Helena Miquel, Rodolfo Sancho
What's it about?
Santos Trinidad is a dirty cop who, during a drunken binge, murders three people in a bar. A witness escapes from the building before Santos can catch him. While Santos sets out to kill the witness and cover up his crimes, a judge and the police conduct an investigation into the murders. Santos' hunt for the witness and the parallel police investigation slowly converge to reveal a massive criminal conspiracy that no one involved could have ever anticipated.

Thursday 22 September

Precious

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

MA15+
USA, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Lee Daniels
Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton
What's it about?
In New York City's Harlem in 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate 16-year-old who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enrol in an alternative school in the hope that her life can head in a new direction. Winner of two Academy Awards in 2010, and nominated for four others, including Best Picture.

Why You Should Watch: Precious
Precious Review

Harmontown

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

MA15+
USA, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Neil Berkeley
Starring: Dan Harmon, Erin McGathy, Spencer Crittenden
What's it about?
Fasten your seat belts as we take a ride with TV Writer and Producer Dan Harmon and his cohorts on a 21-city bus tour across America performing the popular podcast, Harmontown. This funny and brutally honest documentary, directed by Neil Berkeley ("Beauty is Embarrassing”), provides a revealing look at the complicated character behind TV’s “Community” and “Rick and Morty”. Each new tour stop uncovers more Harmon (literally!) and provides intimate insights into his public persona and personal relationships.

Those Who Remain

11:35pm, SBS

M
France, 2007
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Anne Le Ny
Starring: Vincent Lindon, Emmanuelle Devos, Yeelem Jappain
What's it about?
Meeting in the hospital where their partners are being treated for a terminal illness, Bertrand and Lorraine strike up a mutually supportive relationship based on their joint guilt at being healthy in this place of sickness. But things become complicated when their relationship becomes physical. Nominated for three awards at the 2008 César Awards, including Best First Film.

 

Friday 23 September

The Madness of King George

8:35pm, SBS

PG
UK, 1994
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Language: English
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Starring: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Everett
What's it about?
The story of King George III of England's slide into insanity, and the political and royal back stabbing which results from his incapacitation. Despite being very amusing at times, this is a sad tale of medical practices in the later 1700s as well as an insight into life inside and around the royalty of the time.

The Madness of King George review
SBS: Royals movie season

Blue Velvet

11:10pm, SBS

MA15+
USA, 1986
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Language: English
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Dennis Hopper, Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern, Isabella Rossellini
What's it about?
In this masterpiece by David Lynch, a student discovers of a human ear in his garden, which leads him to the underbelly of his idyllic hometown. The strange world he's found lurking beneath his hometown's picture-postcard veneer is about to become much stranger.

Chinese Zodiac

11:15pm, SBS 2

M
Hong Kong, 2012
Genre: Adventure, Action
Language: French, Russian, Spanish, English, Chinese
Director: Jackie Chan
Starring: Jackie Chan, Shu Qi, Yao Xing-Tong
What's it about?
A globe-trotting adventurer uses high-tech gadgets to seek out priceless relics in this action-packed thrill ride starring the one and only Jackie Chan. Winner of the 2013 Hong Kong Film Award for Best Action Choreography.

Poongsan

1:15am, SBS 2
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
South Korea, 2011
Genre: Foreign, Action, Drama, Romance
Language: Korean
Director: Juhn Jai-hong
Starring: Kim Gyu-ri, Yoon Kye-sang, Joe Odagiri
What's it about?
A young man names Poongsan fearlessly journeys between North and South Korea to deliver the messages and longings of separated families. One day the South Korean government asks him to sneak into the North to bring over In-oak, the lover of a high-ranking North Korean defector. However Poongsna and In-Oak have a dangerous journey home, and begin to fall in love.

 

Saturday 24 September

Heart of a Lion

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

MA15+
Finland, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: Finnish
Director: Dome Karukoski
Starring: Peter Franzén, Laura Birn, Pamela Tola
What's it about?
Neo-Nazi Teppo is looking to start a new life after prison. After falling for a waitress who has a mixed-race son, Teppo is sent into a tailspin, fighting his conflicting feelings as his prejudices are challenged.

New World

11:45pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
South Korea, 2013
Genre: Thriller
Language: Korean
Director: Park Hoon-Jung
Starring: Lee Jung-jae, Choi Min-sik, Park Sung-Woong
What's it about?
As Korea's biggest crime organisation 'Goldmoon' expands its powers, Kang, the head of police investigation planning department, orders the undercover cop Ja-Seoung to participate in project "New World", that will take down 'Goldmoon'. Ja-seong must choose either to follow Kang's orders as a cop or to keep his loyalty with Jeong Cheong, the under-boss of the 'Goldmoon' crime organisation.

A new world of hurt

 

Sunday 25 September

The Secrets

11:50pm, SBS

M
Israel, 2007
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew, French
Director: Avi Nesher
Starring: Fanny Ardant, Ania Bukstein, Michal Shtamler
What's it about?
Two brilliant young religious women meet in a seminary for women in Safed, the ancient Kabbalistic town. Their encounter with a sick French woman, recently released from jail after serving 15 years for murder, leads them to delve into the mysteries of the Kabbalah in order to purge her soul.

The Time That Remains

2:05am, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
Israel, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew, Arabic
Director: Elia Suleiman
Starring: Elia Suleiman, Saleh Bakri, Shafika Bajjali
What's it about?
Based on his father's old diaries, a man explores the life of his Palestinian family from 1948 to the present day, examining the injustice of those forced to live as strangers in their own land. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 2009.

 

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