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Monday 10 April

About Her Brother

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

PG
Japan, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Japanese
Director: Yôji Yamada
Starring: Ryô Kase, Yû Aoi, Tsurube Shôfukutei, Sayuri Yoshinaga
What's it about?
Academy Award nominated Director Yamada Yoji returns with this contemporary drama about one foolish brother Tetsuro, and his caring older sister Ginko. A failed comedian, Tetsuro is loud, crass and just plain embarrassing. His lewd behaviour in public forces Ginko to disown him, only to be reunited with him years later when Tetsuro finds out he has terminal cancer. In the face of death, they begin a new relationship of love, understanding and toleration.

About Her Brother Review

Young Frankenstein

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1974
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction
Language: English, German
Director: Mel Brooks
Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman
What's it about?
A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, Frau Blucher. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather was delusional, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind.

Is 'Young Frankenstein' the funniest movie ever made?
SBS VICELAND: April Fools movie season

Orgazmo

10:30pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 1997
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Trey Parker
Starring: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, David Dunn
What's it about?
Elder Joe Young is a nice young Mormon man going round proselytising people when he is attacked by a group of bodyguards working for a shady porn film director. The naive young man is then recruited to act in his films, taking him on a hilarious rollercoaster ride.

SBS VICELAND: April Fools movie season

 

Tuesday 11 April

Forever Enthralled

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

PG
Hong Kong, 2008
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Language: Mandarin
Director: Kaige Chen
Starring: Leon Lai, Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hong Chen
What's it about?
Set in the artistic underground of 1930’s China, this is the epic story of Mei Lanfang - the performer who overcame prejudice to become China’s greatest opera star. Born in Beijing in 1894, Mei grew up in a period where an opera career was only slightly more respectable than prostitution. Nominated for the Golden Bear at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival.

 

Wednesday 12 April

20 Once Again

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

PG
China, 2015
Director: Leste Chen
Starring: Zishan Yang, Ya-Lei Kuei, Bo-lin Chen
What's it about?
MengJun is a cranky granny who falls into depression when she finds out that her family has decided to send her to a senior home. After she had her photo taken for her eventual funeral, she is startled to see that her face has changed into that of a stunning young woman. Embracing her newfound youth, MengJun changes her name and starts singing in her grandson's band where she attracts the attention of a record producer. 20 Once Again is a Chinese remake of the Korean smash hit comedy Miss Granny.

Death Proof

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

MA15+
USA, 2007
Genre: Crime
Language: English
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Bell
What's it about?
Quentin Tarantino’s homage to Australia’s dusty, violent V8-fuelled exploitation films of the seventies. Kurt Russell stars as a scarred stuntman who stalks his voluptuous victims in his ‘death proof’ cars.

Death Proof Review
SBS VICELAND: Kurt vs. Cage movie season

Adaptation

10:25pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2002
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Spike Jonze
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper
What's it about?
Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is commissioned to adapt Susan Orleans' meandering non-fiction book, The Orchid Thief, to a screenplay, but he is overcome by his insecurities and can't get started. He asks his sweet but simple, identical twin brother Donald for help, who suggests he enrols in industry-famous Robert McKee's screenwriting workshop.

Adaptation review: It's funny with fabulous performances
SBS VICELAND: Kurt vs. Cage movie season

 

Thursday 13 April

A Distant Neighbourhood

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

PG
Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, France, 2014
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Language: French
Director: Sam Garbarski
Starring: Pascal Greggory, Jonathan Zaccaï, Alexandra Maria Lara
What's it about?
By chance, fifty-year-old Thomas finds himself back in the little town of his childhood. While visiting his mother’s grave he faints, after being overwhelmed by the memories of her and the father that abandoned him. He soon realises he has awoken in the past, in the body of his 14 year-old self. With all the foresight of his fifty years, Thomas revisits high school, meets with the girl with whom he was secretly in love, and tries to find the real reasons for his father’s departure. Based on the popular Japanese manga Harukana Machi-e.

Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story

9:00pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Canada, 2013
Genre: documentary
Language: English
Director: Barry Avrich
Starring: Bob Guccione
What's it about?
This documentary provides a powerful inside look at the talented, scandalous, and iconic world of Bob Guccione – a visionary, public-relations master, recluse, self-destructive optimist and founder of Penthouse. 

Shopping

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

MA15+
New Zealand, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Louis Sutherland, Mark Albiston
Starring: Kevin Paulo, Julian Dennison, Jacek Koman
What's it about?
In a small town in New Zealand, brothers Willie and Solomon (Hunt for the Wilderpeople's Julian Dennison) deal with the ordinary desires of youth, a volatile father and racial tensions before one, as a means of escape, is seduced to the criminal world by an engaging thief.

 

Friday 14 April

Saving Private Ryan

8:30pm, SBS

MA15+
USA, 1998
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Language: English
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Matt Damon
What's it about?
A realistic re-creation of World War Two's D-day invasion and its aftermath. A veteran brings his family to the American cemetery at Normandy, and a flashback takes Capt. John Miller and GIs to the 1944 approach to Omaha Beach. On the beach littered with bodies is the one with the name 'Ryan' on his backpack, the only survivor among his three brothers. After losing one man in a skirmish at a bombed village, some in the group begin to question the logic of losing more lives to save a single soldier.

Saving Private Ryan review and interview: A genuine epic
SBS: War movie season

Demon Empire

11:10pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
South Korea, 2006
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Language: Korean
Director: Dong-oh Jo
Starring: Jun-ho Heo, Woo-sung Jung, Kwang-il Kim 
What's it about?
Yi Kwak is a man with the ability to see invisible evil spirits. His skills become useful when  demons kill his fiancée, and he enlists in the elite royal demon hunting squad, the Chuh-yong-dae. Yi Kwak finds his lae lost love caught in a war between the warriors of reincarnation and the dark spirits, in the state of purgatory.

Adoration

11:40pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
France, Australia, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Anne Fontaine
Starring: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville
What's it about?
Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention.

 

Saturday 15 April

Dom Hemingway

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 2013
Genre: Crime, Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Richard Shepard
Starring: Jude Law, Richard E. Grant
What's it about?
Dom Hemingway is an infamous safe-cracker, who has spent 12 years in prison to avoid ratting on any of his cohorts. On his release Dom expects to be rewarded for keeping this mouth shut, so along with his faithful best friend Dickie, they travel to France to find the crime boss he holds responsible for his time away. Only an alcohol and drug binge mixed with a car accident and an encounter with a mysterious lady leads Dom down another path: towards his estranged daughter.

Jude Law on the challenge of playing outrageous ex-con 'Dom Hemingway'
SBS VICELAND: Brit Grit movie season

Wild Bill

10:15pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
UK, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Starring: Charlie Creed-Miles, Will Poulter, Sammy Williams
What's it about?
After 8 years in prison, Bill returns home to find that his two sons have been abandoned by their mother. With the threat of social services looming, Bill reluctantly agrees to play dad. But when he is finally starting to enjoy his new role, things take a turn for the worse.

SBS VICELAND: Brit Grit movie season

 

Sunday 16 April

Cutie and the Boxer

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

PG
USA, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Japanese
Director: Zachary Heinzerling
Starring: Ushio Shinohara, Noriko Shinohara
What's it about?
This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.

 

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