• This week: Saturday Night Fever; Eyes Wide Shut; The Dead Lands. (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
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11 Sep 2017 - 11:08 AM  UPDATED 12 Sep 2017 - 1:12 PM

Monday 11 September 

Whisky with Vodka

Germany, 2009
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: German
Director: Andreas Dresen
Starring: Henry Hübchen, Corinna Harfouch, Sylvester Groth, Markus Hering
What's it about?
Two actors are locked in a quiet battle over who will star in a big-budget movie. Otto Kullberg (Henry Hubchen) is a popular actor who has been cast in the leading role, but is a notorious alcoholic. When Otto doesn't arrive on set one morning, the director brings in a younger and more reliable actor to serve as Otto's understudy.

Saturday Night Fever

United States, 1977
Genre: Music, Drama
Language: Italian, English
Director: John Badham
Starring: John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Barry Miller, 
What's it about?
The definitive disco movie comes to SBS Viceland. Tony Manero lives for Saturday nights at the local disco, where he's king of the dance floor, but things aren't so rosy outside of the club: he fights constantly with his father and can't compete with his saintly brother, a priest. He meets Stephanie at the disco and they agree to enter a dance contest. For Tony, winning the competition could be his ticket to a better life. 

Streets of Fire

United States, 1984
Genre: Action, Thriller, Music
Language: English
Director: Walter Hill
Starring: Michael Pare, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Willem Dafoe
What's it about?
A gang of bikers kidnap rock singer Ellen Aim, and her former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody, happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager hires Tom to rescue her. Along with a former soldier, they battle through dangerous cityscapes, determined to get Ellen back.

Tuesday September 12

The Moon Child

France, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Delphine Gleize
Starring: Vincent Lindon, Emmanuelle Devos, Quentin Challal
What's it about?
Romain is a "moon child", afflicted since birth with a rare genetic disease that means any exposure to sunlight cuold be life-threatening. Abandoned by his father at a young age, he grew up under the care of his dermatologist David, with whom he has an extremely close relationship. While Romain spends his time exploring the French countryside, David spends his time obsessing over the disease that will eventually take his patient's life. They both face a dilemma when David receives news that he is being transferred to Brussels.

The Solitude of Prime Numbers
SBS, 12.20am (Wed)

Italy, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian
Director: Saverio Costanzo
Starring: Luca Marinelli, Alba Rohrwacher, Isabella Rossellini
What's it about?
Adapted from the bestselling novel of the same name, The Solitude of Prime Numbers traces two decades in the lives of the emotionally scarred Mattia (Luca Marinelli) and Alice (Alba Rohrwacher) – from the formative traumas of their childhood to the shared loneliness of their adult existence. Alice and Mattia are ill-suited for romance, yet inexorably attracted to each other.
WATCH: Interview with director Saverio Costanzo 

SBS, 2.30am (Wed)

France, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Hélène Fillières
Starring: Benoit Poelvoorde, Laetitia Casta, Richard Bohringer, Reda Kateb
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 million-dollar gifts, this is the retelling of one of France’s most high profile affairs that ended with the ultimate crime of passion.

Wednesday 13 September 

Attack on Titan: Part 1

Japan, 2015
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Drama, Action, Science Fiction
Language: Japanese
Director: Shinji Higuchi
Starring: Haruma Miura, Kiko Mizuhara, Kanata Hongô, Nanami Sakuraba, Takahiro Miura, Satomi Ishihara, Hiroki Hasegawa
What's it about?
In a world where giant humanoid Titans prey on humans, Eren joins the scouting legion to get revenge on the monsters who killed everyone in his town. 

The Ruins

Germany, Australia, United States, 2008
Genre: Drama, Horror
Language: Polish, English
Director: Carter Smith
Starring: Jena Malone, Jonathan Tucker, Joe Anderson, Shawn Ashmore, Laura Ramsey
What's it about?
A leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse for a group of friends when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle. Unbeknownst to them, something evil lives among the ruins.

SBS, 12.00am (Thurs)

Jordan, 2014
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Language: Arabic
Director: Naji Abu Nowar
Starring: Jacir Eid, Hassan Mutlag, Hussein Salameh, Marji Audeh, Jack Fox
What's it about?
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

Things We Do for Love
SBS, 1.50am (Thurs)

Finland, 2013
Language: Finnish,
Director: Matti Ijäs
Starring: Krista Kosonen, Tommi Korpela, Sampo Sarkola
What's it about?
Vaarala, a reserved photographer, has an odd artistic vision of loneliness: he takes serial photos of empty park benches in remote area. When he meets and falls in love with the spirited, impulsive Ansa, his own ‘bench’ is suddenly occupied. In order to be truly happy, Vaarala has to confront his own frailties, as well as the danger of Ansa’s volatile ex.

Thursday 14 September  


M, 2010
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Language: Spanish
Director: Andrucha Waddington
Starring: Alberto Ammann, Leonor Watling, Pilar López de Ayala
What's it about?
The life of famed poet and playwright, Lope de Vega, who dominated Spain's early Golden Age of theatre.  

The Dead Lands
NITV, 9.30pm

New Zealand, 2014
Genre: Action
Language: Italian, Maori
Director: Toa Fraser
Starring: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka
What's it about?
After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, the teenage son of a slain Maori chieftain looks to avenge his father's murder and bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones.

K-20: The Legend of the Mask
SBS, 12.25am (Fri)

Japan, 2008
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Language: Japanese
Director: Shimako Sato
Starring: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Takako Matsu, Toru Nakamura, Kanata Hongô
What's it about?
Framed for crimes he didn't commit, circus acrobat Hekichi Endo breaks out of prison to avoid a death sentence and takes on the guise of his enemy - K-20, the "Fiend with 20 Faces" - to clear his name and seek revenge. 

Friday 15 September


M, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew, French
Director: Alain Tasma
Starring: Gaspard Ulliel, Jasmine Trinca, Michel Boujenah
What's it about?
It's 1991 and the people of Israel fear that Saddam Hussein will launch an attack on their country. The relationship between Luisa (Jasmine Trinca) and her boyfriend Nathanaël (Gaspard Ulliel) is stretched to breaking point while the nation awaits its fate.

Jungle Shuffle
NITV, 7.30pm

Mexico, South Korea, 2014
Genre: Family, Animation, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Taedong Park, Mauricio De la Orta
Starring: Drake Bell, Rob Schneider, Brianne Siddall, Joey D'Auria, Jessica DiCicco, Chris Gardner
What's it about?
In this exciting jungle adventure, an outcast coati male has to team up with a quirky spider monkey to save a coati princess from the hands of a human poacher and his mysterious client.

Eyes Wide Shut
SBS, 8.40pm

USA, UK, 1999
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Sydney Pollack, Leelee Sobieski, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise
What's it about?
Stanley Kubrick's final film examines the ties that bind, in the film that allegedly broke up its married stars. Relations between Dr. Bill Harford (Tom Cruise) and his wife, Alice (Nicole Kidman) are intensely strained. When he attends a mysterious party, the awkwardness of the situation forces him to confront his fascination for straying from the marriage.

Eyes Wide Shut
Eyes Wide Shut review: Kubrick's final masterpiece

SBS, 12.10am (Sat)

Mexico, 2015
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Joaquin Rodriguez
Starring: Alejandro Estrada, Nataly Umaña, Juan Pablo Castañeda, Samantha Godoy, Roberto Palazuelos
What's it about?
Anabel Bolio is a beautiful professional; Oskar Pratz is a handsome entrepreneur. A spark of mutual attraction is inevitable and a torrid romance ensues. But what seams to be the prefect love story quickly spirals downward into dangerous sexual games that lead to tragedy.


Saturday 16 September 

The Iceman

United States, 2012
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Ariel Vromen
Starring: Chris Evans, David Schwimmer, John Ventimiglia, Ray Liotta, Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder
What's it about?
Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon) is a bit player in the porn industry. He comes to the attention of a mob boss (Ray Liotta) who appreciates Richard's iciness. Soon Richard is contracting hits, often partnering with Robert (Chris Evans), who has an ingenious method of body disposal. All the while, Richard appears to be a loving family man, keeping his sociopathic tendencies away from his devoted wife (Winona Ryder) and children.

The Iceman: Michael Shannon interview
The Iceman Review

Freddy vs. Jason

Italy, Canada, United States, 2003
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Ronny Yu
Starring: Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Jason Ritter, Monica Keena
What's it about?
The two biggest icons of the slasher genre finally meet in Freddy vs Jason. Banished for eternity, Freddy Krueger (played for the last time by Robert Englund) devises a plan to manipulate Jason into continuing his work, terrorising the teenagers of Elm Street. All goes well until Freddy realises that Jason won't oblige, and so behins a frightening showdown between Evil and Evil.

SBS, 2.15am (Sun)

New Zealand, 2010
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: James Rolleston, Taika Waititi, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Mavis Paenga
What's it about?
Boy is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives with his brother Rocky, a tribe of deserted cousins and his Nan. Boy's other hero, his father, Alamein, is the subject of Boy's fantasies, and he imagines him as a deep sea diver, ware hero and a close relation of Michael Jackson. In reality, he's "in the can for robbery". When Alamein comes home after seven years away, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered, find his own potential and learn to get along without the hero he had been hoping for. 

Boy review: A rose-coloured ode to the '80s

Sunday 17 September

Hoop Dreams
NITV, 8.30pm

USA, 1994
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Steve James
Starring: William Gates, Arthur Agee
What's it about?
One of the best sports documentaries of all time. Steve james' Hoop Dreams follows the lives of two African American boys – Arthur Agee and William Gates – who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Hoop Dreams - Review