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Monday 19 December

Kalifornia

10:15pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1993
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Language: English
Director: Dominic Sena
Starring: Juliette Lewis, David Duchovny, Brad Pitt, Michelle Forbes
What's it about?
A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

Kalifornia review
Brad Pitt’s all-time greatest performances

 

Tuesday 20 December

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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

MA15+
Denmark, 2009
Genre: Thriller
Language: [language]
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre
What's it about?
While working to solve the mystery of a 40-year-old murder, a discredited journalist and a mysterious tattooed computer hacker discover that even the wealthiest families have skeletons in their closets. Inspired by late author Stieg Larsson's successful trilogy of books. Winner of the 2011 BAFTA for Best Film not in the English Language.

Strength of character: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo review

 

Wednesday 21 December

Angel Heart

10:10pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1987
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet, Robert De Niro
What's it about?
The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spur with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural journey into his soul.

Tied

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

MA15+
France, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Hélène Fillières
Starring: Benoit Poelvoorde, Laetitia Casta, Richard Bohringer
What's it about?
Based on a true story that shocked France, Tied explores the affair between banker Eduoard Stern and his mistress. Through sadomasochism and 1 million dollar gifts, this is the retelling of one of France’s most high profile affairs that ended with the ultimate crime of passion.

 

Thursday 22 December

Do the Right Thing

9:30pm, NITV

MA15+
USA, 1989
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Language: English
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
What's it about?
Set on a street of the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn on the hottest day of the year, Spike Lee's raw and disturbing film portrays a series of larger-than-life characters. But the underlying tensions and bigotry building in the neighbourhood soon explode into violence.

Do the Right Thing review: A remarkable achievement

Lord of War

10:20pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2005
Genre: Action
Language: English
Director: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke
What's it about?
Inspired by true events, Lord of War follows the rise and fall of Yuri Orlov, from his youth in Little Odessa as he started supplying weapons to the local mobsters, to later becoming one of the most successful arm dealers in the world. Despite taking more and more risks, Orlov manages to escape Jack Valentine, the Interpol agent who pursues him relentlessly. Until one day, he is caught up by his conscience and has to face the consequences of his chosen trade.

Lord of War Review

 

Friday 23 December

The Wiz

7:30pm, NITV

G
USA, 1978
Genre: Music, Family, Fantasy, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Sidney Lumet
Starring: Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor, Diana Ross
What's it about?
A Thanksgiving dinner brings a host of family together in a Harlem apartment, where a 24-year-old schoolteacher named Dorothy Gale (Diana Ross) lives with her Aunt Em (Theresa Merritt) and Uncle Henry (Stanley Greene). Extremely introverted, she has, as Aunt Em teases her, "never been south of 125th Street", and refuses to move out and on with her life.

Kon-Tiki

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

M
UK, Norway, Denmark, 2012
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography
Language: Norwegian
Director: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg
Starring: Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Gustaf Skarsgard, Anders Baasmo Christiansen
What's it about?
In 1947, the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft, together with five men, to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Kon-Tiki: Joachim Rønning interview
Kon-Tiki Review

True Legend

10:45pm, SBS VICELAND

M
China, 2010
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Language: Chinese
Director: Yuen Woo-Ping
Starring: Vincent Zhao, Zhou Xun, Jay Chou, Michelle Yeoh
What's it about?
Su Qi-Er, a wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses his fortune and reputation as a result of a conspiracy against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and reemerges as a patriotic hero known as the "King of Beggars."

Shame

11:10pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
UK, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale
What's it about?
In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life, which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction, is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay. 

Shame: Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender interview
Why You Should Watch: Shame
Shame review: Addiction stripped bare

 

Saturday 24 December

Serenity

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2005
Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Language: English, Chinese
Director: Joss Whedon
Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor
What's it about?
When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship.

Serenity Review

Serenity

The Adventures of Tintin

8:35pm, SBS

PG
USA, 2011
Genre: Family, Adventure, Animation/3D
Language: English
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Simon Pegg, Daniel Craig, Jamie Bell, Mackenzie Crook
What's it about?
From Academy Award-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson comes the epic adventures of Tintin. Racing to uncover the secrets of a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune - but also an ancient curse - Tintin and his loyal dog Snowy embark on an action-packed journey around the world that critics are calling “fun for the whole family.

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Review

 

Sunday 25 December

Astérix and Obélix in Britain

3:00pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
France, Spain, Italy, Hungary, 2012
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy
Language: French
Director: Laurent Tirard
Starring: Gerard Depardieu, Edouard Baer, Fabrice Luchini
What's it about?
Edouard Baer and Gerard Depardieu star as comic book duo Asterix and Obelix in this zany adventure, which sees Asterix cross the channel to help his second-cousin Anticlimax face Caesar and the invading Romans.  

The Tree of Life

3:05pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

PG
USA, 2010
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt
What's it about?
Director Terrence Malick traces the evolution of an 11-year-old boy in the Midwest, from his first experiences of joy love and mercy (from his mother), to his introduction to the 'ways of the world' (from his father). Each parent contends for his allegiance, and the boy must reconcile their claims. His experience of the world, once a thing of glory, becomes a labyrinth as he seeks unselfish love.

Blogging the Tree of Life
Why You Should Watch: The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life Review

Lars and the Real Girl

5:30pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 2007
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Craig Gillespie
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Paul Schneider, Emily Mortimer
What's it about?
Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. The only problem is that she's not real – she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. But sex is not what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they've always loved.

Lars and the Real Girl review: A bizarre tale with plenty of love.

Hairspray Live!

9:10pm, SBS

PG
USA, 2016
Genre: Musical
Starring: Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Kristen Chenoweth
What's it about?
Filmed in a brand new sound stage in Los Angeles and in front of a live studio audience, the Broadway musical, inspired by John Waters' 1988 movie, features new songs, characters and a stellar cast line-up. It tells the story of Baltimore teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her ambition to dance on The Corny Collins Show. 

This Christmas

9:30pm, NITV

PG
USA, 2007
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Preston A. Whitmore II
Starring: Loretta Devine, Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba
What's it about?
This year Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are hung, secrets are revealed and family bonds are tested. As their lives converge, they join together and help each other discover the true meaning of family.

Tuesday, After Christmas

12:55am, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
Romania, 2010
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Romanian
Director: Radu Muntean
Starring: Mimi Branescu, Mirela Oprisor, Maria Popistasu
What's it about?
Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past 10 years, and Raluca the woman, his daughter's dentist, who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before Christmas. Winner of three awards at the 2010 Gijón International Film Festival, including Best Film. 

 

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