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22 Mar 2017 - 2:25 PM  UPDATED 28 Mar 2017 - 2:53 PM

Monday 27 March

Brothers Grimm

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

M
UK, 2005
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Bellucci
What's it about?
Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms. 

Brothers Grimm review: Only worth it for the production design
SBS VICELAND: Terry Gilliam movie season

Troll Hunter

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

M
Norway, 2010
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Language: Norwegian
Director: Andre Ovredal
Starring: Tomas Alf Larsen, Erland Tosterud, Otto Jespersen
What's it about?
Presented as surviving footage shot by a student documentary crew investigating the mysterious deaths of bears, students discover something at once scary and magical in the woods. The key to unlocking the activities of Norway's secretive Troll Security Service is Hans, a bear hunter who reluctantly allows the ambitious filmmakers to chronicle his activities.

Troll Hunter: André Ovredal interview

 

Tuesday 28 March

In a Better World

12:05am, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Denmark, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Danish
Director: Susanne Bier
Starring: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen
What's it about?
Susanne Bier's provocative film follows two Danish families and the unusual and dangerous friendship that develops between them. Bullied at school, Elias is defended by new student Christian, a boy greatly troubled over his mother's death. The pair quickly bond, but then Christian involves Elias in a dangerous act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences. Winner of the 2011 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

In a Better World Review

Captain Abu Raed

1:40am, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
Jordan, 2008
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic, French
Director: Amin Matalqa
Starring: Nadim Sawalha, Rana Sultan, Hussein Al-Sous
What's it about?
When an old airport janitor finds a captain's hat in the trash, he entertains the poor neighbourhood kids in his Jordanian village with fictional tales about his life as a pilot. One pragmatic boy, however, refuses to play along. Winner of the Audience Award for World Cinema (Dramatic) at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

 

Wednesday 29 March

Dead Ringers

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Canada, USA, 1988
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Genevieve Bujold, Heidi von Palleske
What's it about?
Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

Dead Ringers review: Cool, clinical and confrontational
SBS VICELAND: David Cronenberg movie season

Kiss of the Dragon

10:45pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
France, USA, 2001
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: Mandarin, English, French
Director: Chris Nahon
Starring: Jet Li, Bridget Fonda, Tcheky Karyo
What's it about?
Jet Li plays Liu Jiuan, China's top government agent, who arrives in Paris from Shanghai to carry out a sensitive, top-secret mission. Liu is in Paris to assist Richard, an unorthodox police official with a small army to back him up. The mission goes horribly wrong, as the man Liu had come to help betrays him.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

2:20am, SBS 

M
UK, 2009
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Christopher Plummer, Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Jude Law
What's it about?
The story of Dr. Parnassus and his 'Imaginarium', a traveling show where members of the audience get the opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. But even though he's blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Doctor Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret.

SBS VICELAND: Terry Gilliam movie season

 

Thursday 30 April

Marwencol

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2010
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jeff Malmberg
Starring: Mark Hogancamp
What's it about?
After a bar brawl leaves Mark Hogencamp with brain damage, he begins to build a small scale WWII town in his backyard. This true story follows how one man’s therapy was discovered by a prestigious New York art gallery.

Roots (Part 3 of 4)

9:30pm, NITV
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Thomas Carter
Starring: Chad L. Coleman, Shannon Lucio, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
What's it about?
George becomes an accomplished trainer of gamecocks and earns the nickname of Chicken George; George marries Matilda, a preacher's daughter, and fathers many children; Tom Lea loses a wager with an Englishman and sells George to save his farm. 

 

Friday 31 March

Burn After Reading

8:35pm, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2008
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Brad Pitt
What's it about?
In this dark sky comedy, a demoted CIA official writes a top secret memoir that is discovered by all the wrong people. What follows is a hilarious and sinister blend of mystery and stupidity.

Burn After Reading Review
SBS: George Clooney movie season

Concussion

11:00pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Stacie Passon
Starring: Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky
What's it about?
Follows the erotic journey of forty-something Abby, a lesbian housewife who becomes a high-end escort to escape her passionless marriage. Her double life proves liberating until a woman from her own social circle becomes a client.

Concussion: Stacie Passon interview

Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

11:10pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
Hong Kong, 1978
Genre: Action, Comedy
Language: Cantonese
Director: Yuen Woo-Ping
Starring: Jackie Chan
What's it about?
A downtrodden orphan (Jackie Chan) befriends an old man, who turns out to be the last master of the "snake fist" fighting style. He becomes the old man's student and finds himself in battle with the master of the "eagle's claw" style, who has vowed to destroy the snake fist clan.

 

Saturday 1 April

Sexy Beast

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, Spain, 2000
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Starring: Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley
What's it about?
Ex-villain Gal Dove (Ray Winstone) has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan (Ben Kingsley), intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. Desperate not to sacrifice his enchanted existence, Gal is drawn into a shocking battle of wills with Don, and takes part in a sensational underwater heist, risking everything to protect the woman he loves.

Sexy Beast Review

Gangster No. 1

10:10pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 2000
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Paul McGuigan
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis, Paul Bettany
What's it about?
A veteran gangster looks back on his life of crime in 1960s London: his rise to prominence under the watchful eye of a ruthless gang boss, and the woman who ultimately came between them. 

 

Sunday 2 April

You've Been Trumped

3:45pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
UK, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Anthony Baxter
Starring: Michael Forbes, Donald Trump, Anthony Baxter, Sheila Forbes
What's it about?
In this David and Goliath tale, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on Donald Trump as he gets set to destroy the crown of jewels of Scotland's natural heritage to build a luxury golf resort. This documentary captures the cultural chasm between the glamorous, jet-setting and media savvy Donald Trump and a deeply rooted Scottish community. For the tycoon, the golf course is just another deal, with a possible billion-dollar payoff. For the residents, it represents the destruction of a globally unique landscape that has been the backdrop of their lives.

That Sugar Film

8:30pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

PG
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Damon Gameau
What's it about?
Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. 

Damon Gameau on That Sugar Film (interview)
10 of the Best: Damon Gameau

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

9:30pm, NITV
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

PG
USA, 2016
Genre: Crime, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ezra Edelman
What's it about?
OJ is acquitted of the murders, but soon many of those close to him begin to doubt his innocence. In the years that follow, he loses his fortune following a civil trial and is arrested and sentenced in an unrelated robbery attempt.

Catch up on the previous episodes at SBS on Demand

Gayby Baby

10:25pm, SBS 
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

PG
Australia, 2015
Genre: documentary
Language: English
Director: Maya Newell
Starring:
What's it about?
The portrait of four kids - Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham - whose parents all happen to be gay. In this heartfelt documentary, we get to know the four children: Gus wants to be a WWE wrestler; Matt questions the teachings of his church; Graham struggles with living in ultra-conservative Fiji; Ebony dreams of stardom. As they each wrestle with the challenges of oncoming adolescence, the outside world wrestles with the issue of marriage equality, and whether or not kids like them are at risk.

Watch the trailer for new same-sex parenting doc 'Gayby Baby'
10 of the Best: Maya Newell

Wordplay

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

PG
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Maya Newell
What's it about?
An in-depth look at The New York Times crossword puzzle, its editor Will Shortz and the wonderfully unique and loyal fan base Shortz has built and nurtured during his 12-year tenure at the paper. Crossword aficionados Bill Clinton and Jon Stewart speak about their love and fascination for the New York Times’ particular brand of crossword.

 

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