• Béatrice Dalle in 'Betty Blue' (1986) (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
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Monday 17 October

Adventureland

9:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2009
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Greg Mottola
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Ryan Reynolds
What's it about?
In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world. 

Adventureland Review
SBS 2: Young & Wild movie season

Young and Wild

11:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Chile, 2012
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Spanish
Director: Marialy Rivas
Starring: Alicia Rodríguez, Aline Küppenheim, María Gracia Omegna
What's it about?
Seventeen-year-old Daniela is obsessed with sex. But her lifestyle is in direct conflict with her well-to-do, strict evangelical family in Santiago, Chile. She finds an outlet by detailing her naughty ruminations and exploits on her blog "Young & Wild" to her eager online followers. She dates handsome and pious Tomas, but maybe Antonia, the really cute girl at work, is more her speed. As she struggles to balance both relationships, Daniela learns that having it all - sex, love and eternal salvation - is more complicated than she ever imagined.

SBS 2: Young & Wild movie season

 

Tuesday 18 October

Farewell

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

M
France, 2009
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: French, Russian
Director: Christian Carion
Starring: Emir Kusturica, Guillaume Canet, Willem Dafoe
What's it about?
This compelling French spy thriller tells the true story of little-known KGB Colonel Sergei Grigoriev. Growing increasingly disillusioned with the Soviet government during the darkest days of the Cold War, the veteran Russian spy turns double agent and leaks state secrets to the West via the ear of French businessman, Pierre Froment.

Farewell Review

 

Wednesday 19 October

The Beach

8:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
UK, USA, 2000
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, Adventure
Language: Croatian, French, Swedish, Thai, English
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Guillaume Canet, Virginie Ledoyen
What's it about?
Richard, a brash young American traveller in search of exotic experiences leads his friends to a secret island paradise off the coast of Thailand, only to find that those who discovered paradise first are willing to kill to keep it for themselves. 

The Beach review: Paradise has its price for Leo
SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: October Nightmares

Jacob's Ladder

10:45pm, SBS2

M
USA, 1990
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Horror
Language: English
Director: Adrian Lyne
Starring: Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Pena, Danny Aiello
What's it about?
This mind-bending, nightmarish psychological horror thriller is a bonafide cult classic starring Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption) as a Vietnam vet, haunted by war and the death of his child in a car accident. When he starts experiencing horrific flashbacks, hallucinations and panic attacks, he struggles to distinguish reality from his dreams.

There's going to be a 'Jacob's Ladder' remake
SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: October Nightmares

The Keeper of Lost Causes

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

MA15+
Denmark, 2013
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Language: Danish
Director: Mikkel Nørgaard
Starring: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Sonja Richter
What's it about?
Tough chief detective Carl Mørck heads up the newly established Department Q - a place where old, terminated cases go to die. Under explicit orders to only read and sort through cases, just a single day passes before Carl's stubborn nature throws him headfirst into the mysterious case of a female politician who vanished from a ferry five years ago. The only witness was her brain-damaged brother who was found on the car deck, screaming at the top of his lungs. Based on the bestselling book.

Case File: Nicolaj Lie Kaas on The Keeper of Lost Causes (exclusive interview)
Cheat Sheet: The Keeper of Lost Causes
The Keeper Of Lost Causes Review

 

Thursday 20 October

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted

9:30pm, NITV

MA15+
New Zealand, 1999
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Ian Mune
Starring: Rudolph Alford, Temuera Morrison, Julian Arahanga
What's it about?
The raw and powerful sequel to Once Were Warriors, set six years later and looks at a different aspect of Maori life - gang warfare. Maori man Jake Heke and his wife, Beth have separated, largely due to his excessive drinking. When their older son, Nig, is killed in a gang fight, his brother Sonny becomes determined to avenge his death. Attempting to change his life for the better, Jake tries to help Sonny avoid Nig's tragic fate.

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted Review

The King of Escape

11:50pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
France, 2009
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Adventure
Language: French
Director: Alain Guiraudie
Starring: Hafsia Herzi, Ludovic Berthillot, Luc Palun
What's it about?
A riotous sex comedy from the director of Stranger by the Lake and Staying Vertical. Armand, who sells farm machines in the country, is a popular middle-aged gay man. Just as he is getting fed up with life, he falls in love with Curlie, a young woman trying to escape her repressive parents. Together they embark on a getaway that sees them pursued by the angry townsfolk. Winner of the Special Jury Award at the 2009 Gijón International Film Festival.

Friday 21 October

Grace of Monaco

8:30pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
USA, 2014
Genre: Biography, Drama
Language: French
Director: Olivier Dahan
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Paz Vega
What's it about?
The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.

SBS: True Stories movie season

Betty Blue

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

MA15+
France, 1986
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: French
Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Starring: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Béatrice Dalle, Gérard Darmon
What's it about?
The director's cut of the electrifying cult classic that sees a would-be writer fall for an unpredictable woman, blinding him to her stormy destruction. Nominated for Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

Once Upon a Time in Vietnam

12:40am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Vietnam, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: Vietnamese
Director: Dustin Nguyen
Starring: Thai Hoa, Jason Ninh Cao, Thanh Van Ngo, Dustin Nguyen, Roger Yuan
What's it about?
Throughout history, invaders from foreign lands have tried to take over but are fought off by an elite group of monks called The Masters. When a small town is threatened by a band of evil criminals, a mysterious warrior monk comes to their rescue.

Once Upon a Time in Vietnam Review

 

Saturday 22 October

Naked Ambition

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

MA15+
Hong Kong, 2014
Genre: Comedy
Language: Cantonese, Japanese
Director: Lee Kung Lok
Starring: Chapman To, Josie Ho, Tatsumi Yui
What's it about?
When some buddies from Hong Kong come together to finance to a pornographic video production in Japan, it all seems it so easy. But their get rich quick scheme hits a snag when their male lead quits on the first day, forcing one of them to take his place. Wyman reluctantly accepts the role – and surprisingly becomes an adult film star in Japan and at home.

Naked Ambition Review

 

Sunday 23 October

Autumn

11:50pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
India, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Hindi
Director: Aamir Bashir
Starring: Shahnawaz Bhat, Mohammad Amir Naji, Shamim Basharat
What's it about?
Rafiq and his family are struggling to come to terms with the disappearance of his older brother Tauqir, a photographer, who is one of the thousands of young men who have gone missing since the onset of the militant insurgency in Kashmir. After an unsuccessful attempt to cross the border into Pakistan, to become a militant, Rafiq returns home to an aimless existence. One day, he finds his brother's old camera.

 

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