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SBS Movies

23 Oct 2017 - 12:45 PM  UPDATED 23 Oct 2017 - 12:45 PM

Monday 23 October

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe

11:30AM, NITV

Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ros Horin
Starring: Aminata Conteh-Biger, Yordanos Haile-Michael, Rosemary Kariuki-Fyfe, Yarrie Bangura
What's it about?
Four African Australian women, all former refugees and victims of sexual abuse and violence, take on the risky and difficult challenge of creating and performing their stories in a professional theatre production. This documentary charts their journeys over five years, from tentative and painful beginnings through to the eventual triumph of their theatre show in sold-out seasons across Sydney and London. Exploring the public revelations of their families and broader lives, this reveals the ways that these women have been empowered by the experience of speaking out. 

K-20: The Legend of the Mask


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.  

The Omen (1976)


United Kingdom, United States, 1976
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English, Italian, Latin
Director: Richard Donner
Starring: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner
What's it about?
American diplomat Robert and his wife, Katherine Thorn, seem to have it all. When Katherine has a stillborn child, Robert is approached by a priest at the hospital who suggests that they take a healthy newborn whose mother has just died in childbirth. Without telling his wife he agrees. After relocating to London, strange events - and the ominous warnings of a priest - lead him to believe that the child he took from that Italian hospital is evil incarnate. 

Rosemary's Baby


United States, 1968
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon
What's it about?
This brilliant adaptation of Ira Levin's best-selling novel is the story of a loving young New York City couple who are expecting their first child. Like most first-time mothers, Rosemary (Mia Farrow) experiences confusion and fear. Her husband (John Cassavetes), an ambitious but unsuccessful actor, makes a pact with the devil that promises to send his career skyward. Director Roman Polanski elicits uniformly extraordinary performance from the all-star cast. 

Tuesday 24 October

The Cars That Ate Paris


Australia, 1974
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Thriller, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Peter Weir
Starring: Terry Camilleri, John Meillon, Kevin Miles
What's it about?
The residents of a small Australian town survive by causing traffic accidents, stripping the cars and stealing the valuables. When Arthur and his brother, George, have the misfortune of going through Paris, they become victims as well. George is killed in the accident, and Arthur is sent to a hospital where he struggles to remember how he arrived. Meanwhile, the mayor has difficulty with Paris' younger residents, who have grown unpredictable lately. 

A Distant Neighbourhood

12:15AM, SBS

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.

Vargas: Seeking Whom He May Devour

2:00AM, SBS

France, 2009
Director: Josée Dayan
Starring: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Hélène Fillières, Tobias Moretti
What's it about?
This acclaimed French production is based on Fred Vargas’ renowned psycho-thriller series. A sudden wave of carnage is sweeping the hills of Southern France, with locals blaming the return of wolves. However, some begin talking of a werewolf, of “The Beast of Mercantour”. A young Canadian arrives in town to study the wolves, as the carnage reaches terrifying new levels.

Wednesday 25 October



United Kingdom, 2010
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able
What's it about?
In 2009, NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples from Europa, Jupiter’s moon, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear there and half of Mexico was quarantined as an Infected Zone. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain 'the creatures'. Later, a US photojournalist Andrew Kaulder (Scoot McNairy) agrees to escort a shaken American tourist Sam Wynden (Whitney Able) through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.

Monsters: Gareth Edwards interview
Monsters Review



Belgium, France, 2017
Genre: Drama, Horror
Language: French
Director: Julia Ducournau
Starring: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella
What's it about?
In Justine’s family everyone is a vet and a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a gifted teen ready to take on her first year in vet school, where her older sister also studies. There, she gets no time to settle: hazing starts right away. Justine is forced to eat raw meat for the first time in her life. Unexpected consequences emerge as her true self begins to form. Winner of the FIPRESCI prize at Cannes 2016.

Raw review: A sensitive and sophisticated cannibal coming-of-age tale

Director Julia Julia Ducournau was nominated for best director at the 2018 Cesar Film Awards for 2016's Raw

We Have a Pope

1:15AM, SBS

Italy, France, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian, French, German
Director: Nanni Moretti
Starring: Nanni Moretti, Michel Piccoli, Renato Scarpa, Jerzy Stuhr
What's it about?
Following the death of the Pope, the Conclave meets to elect his successor. A cardinal is chosen who seems unable to bear the weight of such a responsibility. Is it anxiety? Is it depression? Does he feel inadequate? The faithful are waiting for the new Pope to appear on the balcony in St Peter’s Square, while in the Vatican they seek ways to come through the crisis.

Thursday 26 October

Me Two


France, 2008
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Bruno Lavaine, Nicolas Charlet
Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Alain Chabat, Marina Foïs
What's it about?
Aging 1980s pop icon Gilles Gabriel is riding off the success of a terrible one-hit-wonder, while Jean-Christian Ranu is miserable in his job at a global investment bank. Their paths collide when Gilles steps in front of Jean-Christian's car one day, and is instantly killed. In the days following, Jean-Christian realises Gilles' spirit has entered his head and has a lot to say. 

Me Two Review

Bad Kids Go To Hell

9:30PM, NITV

United States of America, 2012
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Matthew Spradlin
Starring: Ben Browder, Mike Gassaway, Cameron Deane Stewart, Marc Donato, Chanel Ryan, Ali Faulkner,  Judd Nelson
What's it about?
On a stormy Saturday afternoon, six students from Crestview Academy begin to meet horrible fates as they serve out their detentions. Is a fellow student to blame, or perhaps Crestview's alleged ghosts are behind the terrible acts? A macabre lesson in discipline, debauchery and death, Bad Kids Go To Hell takes on the collective pressures of school life, delivering a dark vision of discontent and survival in the classroom.


12:20AM, SBS

France, Germany, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Michael Haneke
Starring: Emmanuelle Riva, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert
What's it about?
Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

A Minute With: Michael Haneke and the story behind 'Amour'
Amour: Jean-Louis Trintignant interview
Amour review: Leave it to the master to tackle dying with dignity

Friday 27 October

An Ordinary Execution


France, 2010
Genre: Drama, History
Language: French
Director: Marc Dugain
Starring: André Dussollier, Marina Hands, Edouard Baer
What's it about?
Having exiled all of the Jewish doctors from Russia, Joseph Stalin (André Dussollier) finds his health quickly fading. He turns to a bold young doctor (Marina Hands) who has a good reputation, and a long list of enemies. While treating the paranoid dictator, she is forced listen to his twisted philosophies and becomes caught in his web of oppression.

Battle for Terra

7:30PM, NITV (Also airs 1:00PM, 28th Oct)

United States, 2007
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction, Animation, Action
Language: English
Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas
Starring: Danny Glover, Brian Cox, James Garner, Evan Rachel Wood, Chris Evans
What's it about?
A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.

Animal Kingdom


Australia, 2010
Genre: Crime
Language: English
Director: David Michôd
Starring: Jacki Weaver, James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn, Guy Pearce, Anthony Hayes, Sullivan Stapleton
What's it about?
Set amidst the explosive world of a family addicted to crime, as experienced through the eyes of a naïve 17-year-old youth (James Frecheville) who enters their lair. It’s the Wild West, where criminals and police wage their war on the city’s streets, while the innocent suffer the consequences.

Animal Kingdom review: Crime saga is shocking, brutal, brilliant
Ben Mendelsohn talks going 'Full Mendo' and why he did 'Who Do You Think You Are'

The Model

11:10PM, SBS

Poland, Denmark, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: French, English, Danish
Director: Mads Matthiesen
Starring: Maria Palm, Ed Skrein, Yvonnick Muller
What's it about?
When emerging fashion model Emma gets a chance to pursue her dream of becoming an international top model, she leaves her everyday life in Denmark behind, and moves to Paris. At a photo shoot in her new hometown, she meets the attractive photographer Shane White and they fall in love. But their relationship soon turns into a dangerous obsession for Emma.

Saturday 28 October

The Final Girls


United States of America, 2015
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Nina Dobrev, Alexander Ludwig, Alia Shawkat, Thomas Middleditch
What's it about?
A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer.

Piranha 3DD


United States, 2012
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: John Gulager
Starring: David Hasselhoff, Danielle Panabaker, Ving Rhames, Gary Busey
What's it about?
Having awoken from their spring break extravaganza at Lake Victoria, the piranha swarm heads upstream where they look to make a meal out of Big Wet, a local water park. The staff and patrons get more than they bargained for when they must face the fiercest, most bloodthirsty piranhas yet. 


12:50AM, SBS

Hong Kong, 2004
Genre: Action, Adventure, Martial Arts
Language: Mandarin
Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Jet Li, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang
What's it about?
An epic tale of love, jealousy and betrayal, based on events in China in the third century BC. The ruthless King (Chen Daoming) of Qin is a marked man. He has survived many attempts on his life, but he enlists an orphaned warrior to defeat the three master assassins that have been dispatched by the King's rivals, and who represent the biggest threat yet: Broken Sword (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), Flying Snow (Maggie Cheung) and Sky (Donnie Yen).

Reign of Assassins

2:35AM, SBS

Taiwan, 2010
Genre: Action
Language: Mandarin
Director: Chao-Bin Su
Starring: Woo-sung Jung, Michelle Yeoh
What's it about?
In Ancient China, Drizzle (Michelle Yeoh) is the most deadly and ruthless assassin. After a life of theft and murder, she seeks to atone for her ways. She starts a new life in the capital, but her old gang are hot on her trail.

Sunday 29 October

Empire of Dirt

10:15PM, NITV

Canada, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Peter Stebbings
Starring: Luke Kirby, Jordan Prentice, Jennifer Podemski, Cara Gee, Shay Eyre, Michael Cram
What's it about?
Three generations of women take centre stage as family drama and past mistakes are unearthed. A single mother struggles to make ends meet, determined that her daughter will not follow in her footsteps.

Kiss Me Again


Italy, 2010
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Italian
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Starring: Stefano Accorsi, Vittoria Puccini, Pierfrancesco Favino
What's it about?
In the sequel to the Sundance award-winning The Last Kiss, this film picks up ten years on, where Carlo and his friends are at various crossroads in their life. Now in their forties they are more calm and philosophical, and have swapped late nights and casual affairs for household bills and children. They soon realise they have lost the passion that drove their relationships and careers, and are left wondering... is this it?

Kiss Me Again Review

Don't Think About It

12:10AM, SBS

Italy, 2007
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: Italian
Director: Gianni Zanasi
Starring: Valerio Mastandrea, Anita Caprioli, Giuseppe Battiston, Caterina Murino
What's it about?
At 36 years old, Stefano Nardini is still a punk rock musician. One day as he is in a fix, he decides to leave Rome and to go back to his family in Rimini with the intention of getting in touch with his inner self. But as soon as he is back in the family house, he realises that he is not the only one to be in trouble.