When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS VICELAND, NITV and SBS On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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SBS Movies

9 Jun 2017 - 9:09 AM  UPDATED 9 Jun 2017 - 9:09 AM

Monday 12 June

Wild Grass

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
France, 2009
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Language: French
Director: Alain Resnais
Starring: Emmanuelle Devos, Anne Consigny, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Sabine Azéma, Mathieu Amalric
What's it about?
The lives of Marguerite (Sabine Azéma), a striking single middle-aged dentist, and happily married older family man Georges (André Dussollier) become inextricably intertwined after he finds her stolen wallet. An examination of her photo identification sparks an obsessive curiously and determination to meet her.When the wallet is returned by the police and she calls to thank him, his obsession turns into a campaign of harassment. With the help of her feisty and sultry business partner Josepha (Emmanuelle Devos) she sets out to confront Georges but her first meeting only ignites her own obsession with him. It seems that something magnetic and undeniable is determining them to come together before a fateful end.

Wild Grass (Les herbes folles) Review

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

1:00PM, NITV

PG
United States, 2000
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Daniel Anker, Barak Goodman
What's it about?
A look at the infamous "Scottsboro Boys" case that occurred in Alabama in 1931, in which nine young black men were arrested, tried and quickly convicted in the rape of two white women, despite overwhelming evidence that showed their accusers had falsely accused them and the fact that one of the women later admitted that no rape had in fact occurred (although both had had sexual relations with their boyfriends on the day prior to the "rape"). The case was one of the first that shined a spotlight on what many called the "legal lynchings" that occurred in the South whenever blacks were accused of crimes, especially against whites and most especially against white women.

Dallas Buyers Club

8:35PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United State, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Starring: Steve Zahn, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto
What's it about?
1986, Texas. Homophobic womaniser Ron Woodruff (Matthew McConaughey) is completely oblivious of AIDS, even as it spreads through the world, terrifying the public. So when Ron contracts HIV, he is blindsided. Given just 30 days to live, he tries in vain to be included in the AZT drug trial. Ron seeks out other untested, alternative medications in Mexico, and establishes an underground network of drug supply for the growing increasing numbers of HIV and AIDS.

Dallas Buyers Club Review

Cesar Chavez

10:45PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Mexico, United States, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Diego Luna
Starring: Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich, Gabriel Mann, Jacob Vargas, Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Lisa Brenner
What's it about?
Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to working people.

SBS VICELAND: True Stories Season
Seven films based on real events and real people, with four Oscar-winning performances among them, screening throughout June on SBS Viceland.

Tuesday 13 June

Dumas

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2010
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Language: French
Director: Safy Nebbou
Starring: Alexis Michalik, Christian Abart, Jean-Christophe Bouvet, Dominique Blanc, Ophélia Kolb, Florence Pernel, Mélanie Thierry, Roger Dumas, Benoét Poelvoorde, Michel Duchaussoy, Philippe Magnan, Catherine Mouchet, Gérard Depardieu
What's it about?
Nobody knows Auguste Maquet (Benoét Poelvoorde), and yet everybody knows "The Three Musketeers", Everybody knows Alexandre Dumas (Gérard Depardieu) who wrote the swashbuckling masterpiece but who knows that Maquet is his co-writer? Nobody does, as his name does not appear on the cover. At least not Charlotte Desrives (Mélanie Thierry), the lovely daughter of a doctor stagnating in prison for his political opinions. When the lively girl mistakes the shy Maquet for the fiery ex-revolutionary Dumas, begging him to help her to have her father released, the former makes few efforts to put her right.

Winter in Wartime

12:45AM, SBS

M
Netherlands, 2008
Genre: Drama, History, War
Language: Dutch, German
Director: Martin Koolhoven
Starring: Melody Klaver, Raymond Thiry, Jamie Campbell Bower, Yorick van Wageningen, Martijn Lakemeier
What's it about?
Near the end of World War II, 13-year-old Michiel (Martijn Lakemeier) becomes involved with the Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded British soldier. With the conflict coming to an end, Michiel comes of age and learns of the stark difference between adventure fantasy and the ugly realities of war.

Wednesday 14 June

The Equation of Love and Death

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
China, 2008
Genre: Drama, Romance, Crime
Language: Mandarin
Director: Cao Baoping
Starring: Xun Zhou, Baoqiang Wang, Hanyu Zhang, Chao Deng, Yanhui Wang, Ning Wang
What's it about?
When a mysterious death occurs, the lives of five unexpected strangers are suddenly intertwined together. A drug trafficking crime is unveiled, and through the twist and turns of the investigation, their stories unravel, and a bizarre connection is gradually discovered between them.

Man of Tai Chi

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Unites States, 2013
Genre: Action
Language: [language]
Director: Keanu Reeves
Starring: Tiger Hu Chen, Keanu Reeves, Karen Mok
What's it about?
A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club.

Man of Tai Chi Review

Ip Man 2

10:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
China, Hong Kong, 2010
Genre: Action, History, Drama
Language: English
Director: Wilson Yip
Starring: Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Simon Yam, Lynn Hung
What's it about?
Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong. Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the troubled youth of Hong Kong. His growing reputation soon brings challenges from powerful enemies, including pre-eminent Hung Gar master, Hung Quan (Sammo Hung).

The Magician

12:35AM, SBS

MA15+
Australia, 2005
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: Scott Ryan
Starring: Kane Mason, Massimiliano Andrighetto, Ben Walker, Scott Ryan
What's it about?
As lean, mean, ex-army hit-man Ray Shoesmith (Scott Ryan) goes about his daily business, he is trailed by amateur filmmaker Max (Massimiliano Andrighetto), who is making a fly-on-the-wall documentary to be released in the event of Ray's early death.

The Magician Review

Thursday 15 June

Road, Movie

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
India, 2009
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Language: Hindi
Director: Dev Benegal
Starring: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Abhay Deol, Satish Kaushik, Mohammed Faizal Usmani
What's it about?
Vishnu (Abhay Deol) is itching to escape his father's dying hair oil business and grabs his chance to freedom when he is asked to drive an old Chevy truck across the desert to to be sold at a museum the coast. During his journey across the harsh terrain, Vishnu picks up a young runaway (Mohammed Faizal Usmani), a wandering old entertainer (Satish Kaushik) and a striking gypsy woman (Tannishtha Chatterjee) and together they roam the land in search of water and an elusive fare. The journey turns dire when they are waylaid by corrupt cops and a notorious water lord.

Fruitvale Station

9:35PM, NITV

M
United States, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer
What's it about?
This is the true story of Oscar (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, being a better partner to his girlfriend, and being a better father to T, their daughter. He starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realises that change is not going to come easy. He crosses paths with friends, family, and strangers, each exchange showing us that there is much more to Oscar than meets the eye.

Fruitvale Station review: Indie drama shines a light on victim of violence

Moonrise Kingdom

9:35PM, SBS

PG
United States, 2012
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Lucas Hedges, Chandler Frantz, Bob Balaban, Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel
What's it about?
On an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, a young boy (Jared Gilman) and girl (Kara Hayward) fall in love and decide to run away together, leading to the creation of numerous search parties in their honour.

Moonrise Kingdom Review

My Father's Guests

12:55AM, SBS

M
France, 2010
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Anne Le Ny
Starring: Veronica Novak, Michel Aumont, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard
What's it about?
Lucien Paumelle (Michel Aumont) has always had strong convictions. A retired doctor, he remains an active man, renowned for his commitment to many humanitarian causes. His commitment even leads him to marry a young Moldavian woman, Tatiana (Veronica Novak), so as to save her from deportation. But his children, Babette (Karin Viard) and Arnaud (Fabrice Luchini), rapidly realise that their father's behavior no longer has much in common with the principles he's always advocated: although 80 years old, could Lucien have succumbed to the charms of his flamboyant wife?

Friday 16 June

Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Spain, 2001
Genre: Action, Comedy
Language: Spanish
Director: Santiago Segura
Starring: Jose Luis Moreno, Tony Leblanc, Gabino Diego, Santiago Segura
What's it about?
Torrente (Santiago Segura) is forced to set up shop as a private investigator in Marbella, Spain after gambling all his possessions away, including his crocodile skin shoes. Together with his junkie partner Cuco (Gabino Diego), and a group of handicapped people that he recruits to exploit, Torrente uncovers a wicked scheme to fire two missiles at the city. But that is unless the mayor agrees to pay a ransom into a Swiss bank account. 

 

All That Jazz

8:35PM, SBS

M
United States, 1979
Genre: Musical
Language: English
Director: Bob Fosse
Starring: Ann Reinking, Leland Palmer, Cliff Gorman, Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange
What's it about?
Part tragic, part comic, this outrageous look at life in the fast lane about Bob Fosse's excessive life in show business. Played by Roy Scheider, Fosse's alter-ego drives himself over the edge and soon finds he is caught between a recurring fantasy about his death and the reality of a near-death experience.

My Favourite Film: All That Jazz

Last Dragon Master

10:50PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Hong Kong, 2012
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Language: Cantonese
Director: Jing Wong
Starring: Monica Mok, Francis Ng, Chow Yun-Fat, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
What's it about?
In China in the early 1900s, Cheng, a young grocery store worker, is set up after witnessing an affair between his female boss and a police chief. To protect their illicit union, the duo accuse Cheng of rape and send him to prison.

Only Lovers Left Alive

11:20PM, SBS

M
United States, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska
What's it about?
Underground musician Adam (Tom Hiddleston) reunites with his lover for centuries (Tilda Swinton) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by her wild and uncontrollable little sister (Mia Wasikowska).

Only Lovers Left Alive Review

Saturday 17 June

Event Horizon

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States, 1997
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan
What's it about?
In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the crew of the "Lewis and Clark" discover the real truth behind its disappearance and something even more terrifying.

Event Horizon Review

Ultraviolet

10:20PM, SBS VICELAND

M
United States, 2006
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Kurt Wimmer
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund, Sebastien Andrieu
What's it about?
In the futuristic world of the late 21st century, Violet (Milla Jovovich) is infected with a virus that gives her superhuman powers and has to protect Six (Cameron Bright), a boy who is thought to be carrying antigens that would destroy all hemophages.

Casino

10:30PM, SBS

MA15+
United States, 1996
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone
What's it about?
Film legend Martin Scorsese directs Academy Award winner Robert De Niro in this tale about the rise and fall of a Las Vegas gangster. Sharon Stone earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance as the gangster's slowly unravelling wife. Academy Award winner Joe Pesci is at his absolute best in an excellent supporting performance. A great film which exposes a fascinating world never seen by the average person.

Casino

Golden Gun

1:50AM, SBS

M
Argentina, 2008
Genre: Thriller
Language: Spanish
Director: Alfredo Bertazzoni
Starring: Lautaro Delgado, Camila Cruz, Alfredo Bertazzoni
What's it about?
Panceta is a young Argentinean labourer who is trying to hold down two jobs. He lives in the poor suburbs of Buenos Aires with his recently widowed mother, and is desperately seeking the money he needs to escape the ghetto. When he turns to manufacturing homemade guns for some local gangsters, he quickly runs afoul of a powerful mafia group. 

Sunday 18 June

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

8:30PM, SBS

M
United States of America, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Alex Gibney
Starring: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Alex Gibney
What's it about?
Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney turns his gaze to Scientology in /Going Clear,/ based on the book of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright. Gibney profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, including their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. The film covers a broad range of material from the church's origins—punctuated by an intimate portrait of founder L. Ron Hubbard—to present-day practices and alleged abuses as reported in the media.

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief review

Air Doll

12:15AM, SBS

MA15+
Japan, 2009
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Language: Japanese
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Starring: Itsuji Itao, Doona Bae, Sumiko Fuji, Jô Odagiri
What's it about?
Middle-aged Hideo (Itsuji Itao) lives an ordinary life – except for the fact that his live-in lover is actually an inflatable doll he calls Nozomi. Hideo treats Nozomi as a real woman and they live together in Hideo’s imagined domestic bliss. But when the doll develops human consciousness, she falls for another man.

Dead Man Walking

2:20AM, SBS

MA15+
United States, 1995
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Tim Robbins
Starring: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry
What's it about?
A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution. Susan Sarandon won an Oscar for best female actress for her convincing portrayal of Sister Helen Prejean.

Dead Man Walking review