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4 Nov 2016 - 11:43 AM  UPDATED 16 Nov 2016 - 3:23 PM

Friday 4 November

Munich

8:30pm, SBS

MA15+
France, Canada, USA, 2005
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Language: English, German
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Geoffrey Rush
What's it about?
Steven Spielberg dramatises the shocking aftermath of the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics, when the entire Israeli team was abducted and killed by terrorists. Israel dispatches a top Mossad team to Europe to locate those responsible but the operation becomes bogged down in moral ambiguity. A tense geopolitical thriller with an all-star cast led by Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush, Daniel Craig and Mathieu Amalric.

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Friday 11 November

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

8:30pm, SBS

MA15+
UK, 2011
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Starring: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy
What's it about?
A brilliant adaptation of John le Carré's 1974 thriller by Swedish director Tomas Alfredson's (Let the Right One In). It stars Gary Oldman as a retired British secret agent, drawn back to MI6 to uncover the identity of the Soviet mole who has infiltrated the inner circle of 'The Circus'. The top notch cast also includes Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy. 

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Friday 18 November

Kill the Messenger

8:30pm, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2014
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Michael Cuesta
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Sheen
What's it about?
Jeremy Renner headlines this tense thriller, as a reporter who risks his life for a massive story. His investigations into the origins of America's crack epidemic reveal the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Despite warnings to kill the story, Gary Webb's persistence makes him - and his family - a target.

 

Friday 25 November

Charlie Wilson's War

8:30pm, SBS

M
USA, Germany, 2007
Genre: Biography, Drama
Language: English
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts
What's it about?
Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman. A script by Aaron Sorkin. Directed by Mike Nichols. And a cracking story, to boot. Charlie Wilson's War tells the unbelievable true story of how a 1980s congressman joined forces with a CIA operative and a female socialite to launch a covert operation arm the Afghani Mujehideen against the Soviet forces. Whipsmart and wryly funny, it's required Friday night viewing.

 

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