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2 Mar 2017 - 10:37 AM  UPDATED 13 Mar 2017 - 9:56 AM

Monday 6 March

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

9:25pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
UK, 1989
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley
What's it about?
The fantastic tale of an 18th century aristocrat, his talented henchmen and a little girl in their efforts to save a town from defeat by the Turks. Being swallowed by a giant sea-monster, a trip to the moon, a dance with Venus and an escape from the Grim Reaper are only some of the improbable adventures.

Watch The Movie Show's original review
Watch interview with Terry Gilliam

The Fourth State

11:45pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Germany, 2012
Genre: Thriller
Language: Russian, English
Director: Dennis Gansel
Starring: Moritz Bleibtreu, Kasia Smutniak, Max Riemelt
What's it about?
Paul Jensen, a German tabloid journalist, moves to Russia and begins work at a gossip magazine in Moscow. Paul’s life is turned upside-down when he meets Katja, a beautiful activist who convinces him to run a politically oriented obituary in the magazine - an act that triggers a series of rapid-fire events in Paul’s life. Left to his own devices and on the run in the merciless Russian metropolis, Paul soon realises that he must face his own past to solve the political conspiracy against him.

 

Tuesday 7 March

I Am Love

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

MA15+
Italy, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian, Russian
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Edoardo Gabbriellini, Flavio Parenti
What's it about?
Over two decades ago, Emma left Russia to follow Tancredi Recchi, the man who had proposed to her. Now a member of a wealthy Milanese family, she is the respected mother of three. Although not unhappy, Emma feels confusedly unfulfilled. As cracks in the family façade appear, she is reawakened to the forces of passion and unconditional love.

Why You Should Watch: I Am Love
Dinner and a Movie: I Am Love
I Am Love - Review
SBS On Demand: Tilda Swinton collection

 

Wednesday 8 March

Althea

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

PG
USA, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Rex Miller
Starring: Althea Gibson
What's it about?
Althea Gibson’s life and achievements transcend sports. A truant from the rough streets of Harlem, Althea emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s. Her roots as a sharecropper’s daughter, her family’s migration north to Harlem in the 1930s, mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins and others, and fame that thrust her unwillingly into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement, all bring her story into a much broader realm of the American story.

 

Thursday 9 March

At World's End

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Denmark, 2009
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Language: Danish
Director: Tomas Villum Jensen
Starring: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
What's it about?
When a disturbed Danish killer claims to have found a mysterious flower that gives eternal life, his skeptical psychiatrist joins the chase for it in this unusual black comedy. Nominated for six Danish Robert Awards in 2010.

At World's End Review

Big Bad Wolves

11:30pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Israel, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Language: Arabic, Hebrew
Director: Navot Papushado, Aharon Keshales
Starring: Lior Ashkenazi, Tzahi Grad, Rotem Keinan
What's it about?
A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.

 

Friday 10 March

Michael Clayton

8:40pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2007
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Tony Gilroy
Starring: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack
What's it about?
A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit. 

Michael Clayton review: An intriguing and thought provoking thriller

The Thieves

11:05pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
South Korea, 2012
Genre: Action, Crime
Language: Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese
Director: Dong-Hoon Choi
Starring: Yun-seok Kim, Jung-jae Lee, Hye-su Kim 
What's it about?
A band of five infamous Korean thieves receive an irresistible offer from Macao Park, a former partner: steal 'Tear of the Sun', a 318-carat diamond worth twenty million dollars, hidden in a Macao casino.  

The Thieves Review

Swimming Pool

11:25pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
France, 2003
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English, French
Director: François Ozon
Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier, Charles Dance
What's it about?
Charlotte Rampling plays Sarah, a straight-laced middle-aged English writer on vacation in the south of France, who finds herself sharing a house with Julie, the uninhibited daughter of her publisher. Their interactions set off an unsettling series of events, as Sarah's creative process and a bizarre murder blend dangerously together.

Swimming Pool Review

 

Saturday 11 March

Romper Stomper

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

MA15+
Australia, 1992
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: Geoffrey Wright
Starring: Russell Crowe, Jacqueline McKenzie, Daniel Pollock
What's it about?
A group of neo-Nazi skinheads in the Melbourne suburbs become alarmed at the way their neighborhood is changing. When they find their local pub has been sold to a Vietnamese businessman, they savagely beat up the new owner's sons. Winner of three AFI Awards in 1992, including Best Actor (Russell Crowe).

Romper Stomper review: The movie David Stratton famously refused to rate

Combat Girls

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

MA15+
Germany, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: German
Director: David Wnendt
Starring: Alina Levshin, Jella Haase, Sayed Ahmad
What's it about?
Marisa is an angry young girl – at 20 years old she is part of a neo-Nazi group known for hateful parties and for antagonising people around the local community. When her boyfriend is sent to jail after they attack a train conductor, Marisa is left to become the role model for a naïve teenager who has just joined the group. The challenge of this, plus her accidental connection with an Afghan refugee, begins to make Marisa question everything she knows and the life she has chosen.

Combat Girls review

 

Sunday 12 March

OJ Simpson: Made in America (Part 2 of 5)

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

PG
USA, 2016
Genre: Crime, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ezra Edelman
What's it about?
OJ retires from football, becomes an actor and marries his second wife, Nicole Brown. Meanwhile, tensions rise between Los Angeles' black community and the city's police, climaxing with the Rodney King beating and riots in the early 1990s.

Catch up on previous episodes at SBS on Demand

Ajami

11:15pm, SBS

MA15+
Israel, 2009
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: Arabic, Hebrew
Directors: Yaron Shani, Scandar Copti
Starring: Fouad Habash, Ibrahim Frege, Shahir Kabaha
What's it about?
This Cannes award winner and Oscar-nominated film presents life in the impoverished and dangerous neighbourhood of Ajami where Jews, Christians and Muslims live and work together on a knife's edge of religious tension. 

Ajami Review

 

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