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When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS 2, NITV and SBS On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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20 Sep 2016 - 2:24 PM  UPDATED 28 Sep 2016 - 10:25 AM

Monday 26 September

Superclásico

1:00am, SBS2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Denmark, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Language: Danish
Director: Ole Christian Madsen
Starring: Paprika Steen, Anders W. Berthelsen, Sebastián Estevanez
What's it about?
This outrageous comedy follows Christian, a wine-seller on the brink of bankruptcy, on a quest to win back his ex-wife Anna. He leaves Denmark for sunny Buenos Aires, where Anna now lives a life of luxury with her boyfriend - Argentina’s star soccer player. Christian arrives under the pretence of signing the divorce papers, but is soon competing for her affections against the handsome Juan Diaz.

 

Tuesday 27 October

The Secret in Their Eyes

12:30am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Argentina, 2009
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Language: Spanish
Director: Juan José Campanella
Starring: Pablo Rago, Soledad Villamil, Ricardo Darin
What's it about?
Benjamín Espósito, a recently retired federal agent, decides to write a novel based on an unresolved homicide case he investigated 25 years earlier. He hopes to find closure for his failure in the investigation and for the unreciprocated love of his old boss - both of which still haunt him decades later. Winner of the 2010 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

The Secret in Their Eyes Review

 

Wednesday 28 October

Drunken Master

9:35pm, SBS 2

M
Hong Kong, 1978
Genre: Action, Comedy
Language: , Portuguese, International
Director: Yuen Woo-Ping
Starring: Jackie Chan, Yuen Siu-Tin, Hwang Jang-Lee
What's it about?
Wong Fei-Hong's father has been trying to teach him king-fu, but has found him too disobedient to teach. He sends him off to his uncle, a cruel and torturous master of the 8-Drunken Genii kung-fu. After much suffering, the son comes back to rescue the father from an assassin who has previously humiliated Naughty Panther.

Human Capital

11:55pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Italy, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian
Director: Paolo Virzì
Starring: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
What's it about?
Human Capital begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected.

 

Thursday 29 October

Mad Bastards

9:30pm, NITV

MA15+
Australia, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Brendan Fletcher
Starring: Lucas Yeeda, John Watson, Greg Tait, Ngaire Pigram, Dean Daley-Jones
What's it about?
In the frontier town of Five Rivers, TJ the urban street warrior meets his match in Texas, a former Mad Bastard turned local cop. He also finds Bullet, his estranged son, and his personal transformation begins.

Mad Bastards Review

Burn

12:00am, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
Algeria, France, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic, French
Director: Merzak Allouache
Starring: Lamia Boussekine, Nabil Asli, Samir El Hakim
What's it about?
Set in the northern Algerian port city of Mostaganem, this heart-wrenching film depicts the desperation of young Algerian refugees risking their lives to leave their country and illegally cross the ocean to begin a new life in Spain. 

 

Friday 30 October

Hyde Park on the Hudson

8:35pm, SBS

M
UK, 2012
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Roger Michell
Starring: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams
What's it about?
In June 1939, the reigning British king and queen visit President and Mrs Franklin D. Roosevelt at their New York home. War with Germany looms on the horizon, and England desperately needs the president's support. An unforgettable weekend unfolds as FDR tries to juggle international affairs with the complexities of his domestic arrangement, as seen through the eyes of the president's intimate confidant.

SBS: Royals movie season

Burning Man

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

MA15+
UK, Australia, 2011
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Starring: Matthew Goode, Bojana Novakovic, Rachel Griffiths, Essie Davis
What's it about?
The reckless, sexy, funny, moving and ultimately life-affirming story of Tom, a British chef in a Sydney restaurant, who seems to have decided there are no longer any rules he needs to obey. Whatever Tom is up to, his actions seem to be tolerated by those around him. As Tom descends into darkness, fragments of a different story begin to emerge. All the women in his world are trying in their own, very different ways to help put him back together.

Burning Man: Jonathan Teplitzky & Bojana Novakovic
Burning Man Review

Journey to the West

11:15pm, SBS 2
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
China, 2013
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Director: Stephen Chow, Chi-kin Kwok
Starring: Zhang Wen, Qi Shu, Bo Huang
What's it about?
A legendary classic mythology based on the famous 'four’, Xuan Zang, Sun Wukong (widely known as 'Monkey King’), Pig demon and Water demon. The story tells of how Xuan Zang tames his three disciples and the four embark on a journey to the west to repent for their sins and in search of the Buddhist Sutra and enlightenment. They are however faced with numerous challenges with fighting all kinds of demons & temptations. 

Journey to the West Review

 

Saturday 1 October

Beatriz's War

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

M
Indonesia/East Timor, 2013
Genre: Drama, History, War
Language: Indonesian
Director: Luigi Acquisto, Bety Reis
Starring: Irim Tolentino
What's it about?
The haunting, passionate story of one woman's conviction to remain true to the man she loves and the country for which she fought. Sixteen years after Beatriz's husband disappeared during a brutal massacre by occupying Indonesian forces, she is troubled by his return. Is this mysterious stranger her husband or an imposter?

Room in Rome

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

MA15+
Spain, 2010
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Italian, Russian, Spanish
Director: Julio Medem
Starring: Elena Anaya, Natasha Yarovenko, Enrico Lo Verso
What's it about?
When Alba seduces Natasha in a bar, the two women agree to limit their passionate affair to a one-night encounter. However, as they begin to slowly reveal their true selves to each other, their lust is met with deeper emotions that open the door for what evolves into a poignant character study. Nominated for four Spanish Goya Awards in 2011.

 

Sunday 2 October

Louise-Michel

11:20pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
France, Belgium, 2008
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Gustave de Kervern, Benoét Delépine
Starring: Yolande Moreau, Bouli Lanners, Albert Dupontel, Benoit Poelvoorde
What's it about?
In this radical and endearing black comedy, a group of retrenched female factory workers decide to pool their compensation money… and hire a hit man to liquidate their boss. Winner of the Special Jury Prize World Cinema at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

 

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