• Vince Vaughn in 'Swingers' (1996) (SBS Movies)
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26 Oct 2016 - 2:27 PM  UPDATED 7 Nov 2016 - 9:35 AM

Monday 31 October

13 Assassins

12:30am, SBS

MA15+
Japan, 2010
Genre: Action
Language: Japanese
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Takayuki Yamada, Kôji Yakusho, Yusuke Iseya
What's it about?
Cult director Takeshi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future. 

13 Assassins Review

The Parade

1:00am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Serbia, 2011
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: German, Serbian
Director: Srđan Dragojević
Starring: Nikola Kojo, Hristina Popovic, Miloš Samolov
What's it about?
A gay couple are planning a Pride Parade in Serbia, a country renowned for anti-gay violence. They meet a homophobic war veteran, and offer to reunite him with his sweetheart if he provides parade security.

 

Wednesday 2 November

Lovelace

8:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2013
Genre: Biography, Drama
Language: English
Director: Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, James Franco
What's it about?
Deep Throat, the first pornographic feature film to be a mainstream success, was an international sensation in 1972 and made its star, Linda Lovelace, a media darling. Years later the 'poster girl for the sexual revolution' revealed a darker side to her story.

Lovelace: interview
Lovelace Review

Swingers

10:15pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 1996
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: English
Director: Doug Liman
Starring: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham
What's it about?
A transplant New Yorker attempting to acclimate to Los Angeles, Mike Peters is struggling to both boost his comedy career and get over his last relationship. A self-proclaimed master of seduction, Mike's friend, Trent Walker, tries to show him how to make connections and get the attention of women. Slowly moving toward regaining his confidence, Mike meets the gorgeous and down-to-earth Lorraine, sparking a welcome new romance.

Swingers review: A sweet and funny indie comedy

The Past

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

M
France, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: French, Farsi
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Starring: Bérénice Bejo, Ali Mosaffa, Tahar Rahim
What's it about?
Following a four-year separation, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran, upon his estranged French wife Marie’s request, in order to finalise their divorce procedure so she can marry her new boyfriend Samir. During his tense, brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie's relationship with her teenage daughter Lucie. Ahmad's efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past.

The Past: Asghar Farhadi interview
The Past review: Farhadi betters his Oscar-winning break-up tale

 

Thursday 3 November

The Dead Lands

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

MA15+
New Zealand, 2014
Genre: Action
Language: Italian, Maori
Director: Toa Fraser
Starring: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka
What's it about?
After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, the teenage son of a slain Maori chieftain looks to avenge his father's murder and bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones.

 

Friday 4 November

Munich

8:30pm, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2005
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Geoffrey Rush
What's it about?
In 1972, during the Summer Olympics in Munich, an extremist Palestinian group massacred the Israeli Olympic team in the Olympic village. Steven Spielberg's thriller follows the highly charged mission of retribution that followed, by the covert hit squad who carried out one of the boldest and most aggressive assassination plots in modern history.

Munich Review

Lady Chatterley

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

M
Belgium, 2006
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Pascale Ferran
Starring: Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coullo'ch, Hippolyte Girardot
What's it about?
Set in 1921, this is the story of an adulterous affair between Lady Constance Chatterley, a sexually unfulfilled upper-class married woman, and the gamekeeper who works for the estate owned by her wheelchair-bound husband. Based on D.H. Lawrence's classic novel, and winner of five César Awards in 2007, including Best Film.

Lady Chatterley Review

 

Saturday 5 November

Misery

8:30pm, SBS

M
USA, 1990
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth
What's it about?
Based on the novel by Stephen King, Misery tells the story of best-selling author, Paul Sheldon, who is on his way back home after finishing his latest novel. When he gets injured in a car accident, he's rescued by a woman, Annie Wilkes, who happens to be Paul's self-proclaimed number one fan, and takes it upon herself to nurse him back to health. However, after Annie reads through one of his manuscripts and learns that her favourite character is killed off, all hell breaks loose.

Misery review: Bound to have you on the edge of your seat

When the Man Went South

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

M
Tonga, 2014
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: Tonga
Director: Alex Bernstein
Starring: Barnie Duncan, Kevin Keys, Monalisa Topui, Sesika Afu, Soane Prescott, Loketi Tatafu
What's it about?
A story about a Tongan hunter named, Flying Fox, who is instructed to set out on a journey by his village chief, Singing Whale , to learn about his strengths as a man. During his journey he meets two warring villages and attempts to mediate their differences. Flying Fox applies the lessons he learned on his journey when he returns to his home village to find trouble.

Scorpion in Love

12:30am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Spain, 2013
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Santiago A. Zannou
Starring: Javier Bardem, Álex González, Carlos Bardem
What's it about?
Julian and his friend Luis are two neighborhood boys who are part of a gang of violent neo-Nazis, led by Solis. When he starts training in a gym, Julian is transformed gradually thanks to the discipline of boxing, the nobility of his coach and the love of a young latin girl. But Luis is not ready to accept that leave the "herd".

 

Sunday 6 November

Snow Monkey

10:45pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Australia, 2015
Genre: War, Documentary
Language: English, Pashto
Director: George Gittoes
What's it about?
Activist artist George Gittoes turns his attention to the lives of the children and outcasts of Taliban-ruled province of Jalalabad, in war-torn Afghanistan. With a deeply humane vision that won him the Sydney Peace Prize, Gittoes shows the unseen nature of Afghanistan's politics, culture and society, up close and startlingly personal.

Read: Interview with documentarian George Gittoes

 

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