• 'The Broken Circle Breakdown' (2012) (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
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Monday 12 December

Compliance

10:20pm, SBS VICELAND
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M
USA, 2012
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Craig Zobel
Starring: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy
What's it about?
When a young manager at a Mid-West US fast food chain answers the phone one day at work, she is instructed by a police officer to detain one of her employees, a robbery suspect, while he searches her house. Completely unaware that she is the victim of a sadistic hoax phone call, she complies, and so begins a three hour ordeal involving strip searching and sexual assault that will leave lives destroyed. Based on a true story, where 70 such phone calls were made to restaurants around America last decade.

Compliance Review

 

Tuesday 13 December

The Broken Circle Breakdown

10:10pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Belgium, Netherlands, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Flemish, English, Dutch
Director: Felix Van Groeningen
Starring: Johan Heldenbergh, Veerle Baetens, Jan Bijvoet
What's it about?
Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic athiest, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.

The Broken Circle Breakdown Review

 

Wednesday 14 December

Drag Me to Hell

10:10pm, SBS VICELAND
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MA15+
USA, 2009
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Alison Lohman, David Paymer, Justin Long
What's it about?
A loan officer ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse, which turns her life into a living hell. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.

Drag Me to Hell Review

 

Thursday 15 December

Adulthood

9:30pm, NITV

MA15+
UK, 2008
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Noel Clarke
Starring: Noel Clarke, Danny Dyer, Adam Deacon
What's it about?
The film picks up six years after the death of Trife from the first film (Kidulthood) with the release of Sam from jail where he has been for the past six and a half years for killing Trife. After being released, he goes to the cemetery where he visits Trife's tombstone where he is attacked by Trife's cousin.

The Door

10:20pm, SBS VICELAND
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MA15+
Germany, 2009
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Language: German
Director: Anno Saul
Starring: Valeria Eisenbart, Jessica Schwarz, Mads Mikkelsen
What's it about?
An artist lives in despair after being responsible for the death of his young daughter. But he soon discovers a door that provides a passage back in time, and the opportunity to change the past and avert the tragedy. However all is not as it seems, and any chance of redemption comes with the risk of eternal damnation. Based on the novel by Akif Pirrincci.

The First Grader

1:15am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
UK, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Justin Chadwick
Starring: Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge, Naomie Harris
What's it about?
The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2011 Emden International Film Festival.

The First Grader Review

 

Friday 16 December

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

8:30pm, SBS

M
USA, 2003
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Language: English
Director: Peter Weir
Starring: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd
What's it about?
During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America. 

Watch The Movie Show original review

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

10:45pm, SBS VICELAND

M
China, 2011
Genre: Adventure, Action
Language: Mandarin
Director: Hark Tsui
Starring: Jet Li, Siu-Wong Fan, Xun Zhou, Kun Chen
What's it about?
From legendary martial arts director Tsui Hark comes this action epic starring Jet Li. Dragon Inn is the rumoured location of a lost city buried under the desert, and its hidden treasure is supposedly only revealed every 60 years by a mighty storm. With the storm approaching, groups arrive at the Dragon Inn desperate to find the treasure – from gangs of marauders, to the Imperial Assassins, to the righteous General Zhao. As they find themselves locked within the Inn, the stage is set for a violent game of cat and mouse.

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D Review

Vampyros Lesbos

11:40pm, SBS
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MA15+
Germany, Spain, 1971
Genre: Horror
Language: German
Director: Jesus Franco
Starring: Soledad Miranda, Ewa Strömberg, Dennis Price
What's it about?
Count Dracula's descendant, Nadine Countess Korody, entices young women to her isolated island, then seduces and kills them in order to remain young. A lawyer, Linda Westinghouse, becomes fascinated with Nadine, when visiting her about an inheritance from the Dracula family. Linda becomes her newest victim, giving her blood to Nadine, but now she must try and save herself from joining the vampire world forever.

 

Saturday 17 December

Death at a Funeral

8:30pm, SBS
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M
UK, 2007
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Frank Oz
Starring: Matthew Macfadyen, Kris Marshall, Peter Dinklage
What's it about?
When Daniel is entrusted with reading the eulogy at his father's funeral, his greatest fear is that his older brother who has jetted in from New York is going to steal his thunder. He reckoned without wider family squabbles, his cousin's fiance causing havoc on LSD and a stranger showing up demanding a large sum of money.

Death At A Funeral review

Sin City

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND
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MA15+
USA, 2005
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
Starring: Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba
What's it about?
In this quartet of neo-noir tales, a mysterious salesman narrates a tragic story of co-dependency, while a musclebound vigilante tears his way through the criminal underworld in search of his lost love. In another part of the city, a grizzled cop foils the ambitions of a child-killer, and an ex-prostitute evades her ex-pimp with the help of her new boyfriend, Dwight.

Sin City Review

Once Upon A Time In Mexico

10:45pm, SBS VICELAND
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MA15+
USA, 2003
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Mickey Rourke, Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek
What's it about?
El Mariachi returns from his self-imposed exile after personal tragedy, with two sidekicks Lorenzo and Fideo. The trigger is corrupt CIA agent Sands (Johnny Depp) who recruits him to sabotage an assassination attempt on the President, plotted by evil cartel kingpin Barrillo. But El Mariachi has a personal score to settle, too.  

 

Sunday 18 December

First Sunday

9:30pm, NITV

PG
USA, 2008
Genre: Comedy, Action
Language: English
Director: David E. Talbert
Starring: Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, Katt Williams
What's it about?
Durell and LeeJohn are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. Instead, they end up spending the night in the presence of the Lord and are forced to deal with much more than they bargained for.

 

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