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When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS VICELAND, NITV and SBS On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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16 Nov 2016 - 2:31 PM  UPDATED 28 Nov 2016 - 9:56 AM

Monday 21 November

Safety Not Guaranteed

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

M
USA, 2012
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Jake M. Johnson, Mark Duplass
What's it about?
A disaffected magazine intern befriends an unusual man who is looking for a partner to accompany him on a trip back through time. The trip innocently starts out as a story assignment, however the course events turn the journey into something much more.

Safety Not Guaranteed: Colin Trevorrow interview
Safety Not Guaranteed: Mark Duplass interview
Safety Not Guaranteed Review

 

Tuesday 22 November

Human Traffic

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

MA15+
UK, Ireland, 1999
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Justin Kerrigan
Starring: John Simm, Danny Dyer, Lorraine Pilkington, Shaun Parkes, Nicola Reynolds
What's it about?
Human Traffic focuses on the lives of five individuals who spend their week working mundane jobs and waiting for the weekend so that they can immerse themselves in a whirl of pubs, clubs and parties.

 

Wednesday 23 November

My Awkward Sexual Adventure

10:15pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Canada, 2012
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: English
Director: Sean Garrity
Starring: Jonas Chernick, Emily Hampshire, Sarah Manninen
What's it about?
To win back his ex-girlfriend, a conservative accountant enlists the help of an exotic dancer to guide him on a quest of sexual experience, leading him into a world of strip clubs, sensual massage parlours, cross-dressing and S&M. 

A Family

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

M
Denmark, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Danish
Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Starring: Jesper Christensen, Lene Maria Christensen, Pilou Asbæk
What's it about?
When her charismatic but dominating father falls seriously ill, Ditte, the youngest of a successful Danish family, faces the agonizing choice between pursuing her own dream job and life in New York or continuing the legacy of her family. 

 

Thursday 24 November

The Dark Horse

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

M
New Zealand, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: James Napier Robertson
Starring: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance
What's it about?
The true story of New Zealand chess champion Genesis Potini, a man who, despite having to face challenges on his own, finds purpose teaching chess to the children in his community in the hope of helping them avoid a life of crime and violence.

James Napier Robertson on The Dark Horse and the new wave of New Zealand cinema
The Dark Horse Review

Heavy Metal

11:20pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Canada, 1981
Genre: Animation, Science Fiction
Language: English, Hungarian
Director: Gerald Potterton
Starring: Rodger Bumpass, Jackie Burroughs, Joe Flaherty
What's it about?
A glowing orb terrorises a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

Whisky with Vodka

12:00am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Germany, 2009
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: German
Director: Andreas Dresen
Starring: Henry Hübchen, Sylvester Groth, Markus Hering
What's it about?
Two actors are locked in a quiet battle over who will star in a big-budget movie. Otto Kullberg is a talented and popular actor who has been cast in the leading role is also a notorious alcoholic. When Otto doesn't arrive on set one morning, director Martin Telleck brings in another actor to serve as Otto's understudy, Arno Runge, who is younger and more reliable.

 

Friday 25 November

Charlie Wilson's War

8:30pm, SBS

M
USA, 2007
Genre: Biography, Drama
Language: English
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman
What's it about?
In the early 1980s, US Congressman Charlie Wilson, Texas socialite Joanne Herring and CIA agent Gust Avrakotos form an unlikely alliance to boost funding for Afghan freedom fighters in their war against invading Soviets. The trio's successful efforts fo finance these covert operations contributes to the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.

Charlie Wilson's War Review

 

Saturday 26 November

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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

M
USA, 2004
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Michel Gondry
Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood
What's it about?
Joel is stunned to discover that his girlfriend, Clementine, has had their tumultuous relationship erased from her mind. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process, Dr Howard Mierzwiak, to get the same treatment. But as his memories of Clementine begin to fade, Joel suddenly realises how much he still loves her.

Watch The Movie Show review: Love story told beautifully and backwards

Monty Python's Life of Brian

8:35pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
UK, 1979
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Terry Jones
Starring: John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin
What's it about?
The story of Brian, a reluctant would-be messiah who rises to prominence as a result of a series of absurd and truly hilarious circumstances, providing ample opportunity for the entire Monty Python ensemble to shine in multiple roles as they mock everyone and everything from ex-lepers, Pontius Pilate and the art of haggling to crazy prophets, Roman centurions and crucifixion. In what was the troupe’s third film, they deliver a scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood’s depiction of all things biblical.

Mood Indigo

10:30pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
France, Belgium, 2013
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Language: French
Director: Michel Gondry
Starring: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Omar Sy
What's it about?
The surreal and poetic tale of Colin, an idealistic and inventive young man, and Chloé, a young woman who seems like the physical embodiment of the eponymous Duke Ellington tune. Their idyllic marriage is turned on its head when Chloé falls sick with a water lily growing in her lung. To pay for her medical bills, Colin must go out to work in a series of increasingly absurd jobs, while around them, their apartment disintegrates.

Mood Indigo Review

 

Sunday 27 November

Ida

1:45am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
Poland, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: Polish
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Starring: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Joanna Kulig, Dawid Ogrodnik
What's it about?
Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Winner of Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at Academy Awards and Golden Globes 2015.

Ida Review

 

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