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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4 Dec 2017 - 7:56 AM  UPDATED 4 Dec 2017 - 7:56 AM

Monday 4 December

Planet B-Boy
12:00PM, NITV

M
France, USA, 2008
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Benson Lee
What's it about?
This documentary rediscovers one of the most incredible dance phenomena the world has ever seen. Originally known as "B-boying", breakdancing was an urban dance form that originated from the streets of New York City during the birth of hip-hop in the seventies. Three decades later, B-boying is back in full force and has evolved into an art form, reaching a level never seen before. 

Trader Games
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2010
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Foreign
Language: French
Director: Fabrice Genestal
Starring: Gilles Lellouche, Vahina Giocante, Charles Berling, Michael Madsen, François Damiens
What's it about?
When hot young trader Erwan realises the work of Cybille, a climate researcher, applies to market fluctuations he takes a risk and begins to apply his theory at his job. But when his superiors don’t allow enough time to test it properly, he takes a huge loss and he is fired. With nothing to lose, and the help of Cybille, he launches his own company and starts to win very big. But how long will his fame and fortune last, before his bubble bursts?

Dope
9:00PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2015
Genre: Crime, Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Starring: Shameik Moore, Kiersey Clemons, Tony Revolori, Zoe Kravitz, Forest Whitaker, Keith Stanfield
What's it about?
A coming-of-age comedy drama for the post hip-hop generation, this critically acclaimed film follows the story of teenage boy Malcolm: a geek carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighbourhood in Inglewood, California filled with gangsters and drug dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. However, a chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends on an adventure filled with offbeat characters and bad choices. 

Watch: These geeks are left holding the stash in 'Dope' trailer

National Lampoon's Animal House
11:55PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States, 1978
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: John Landis
Starring: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom
What's it about?
When they arrive at college, socially inept freshmen Larry (Thomas Hulce) and Kent (Stephen Furst) attempt to pledge the snooty Omega Theta Pi House, but are summarily rejected. Lowering their standards, they try at the notoriously rowdy Delta Tau Chi House, and get in. The trouble is, the college dean (John Vernon) has it in for the Deltas. He has put them on 'Double Secret Probation' and secretly assigned Omega's president (James Daughton) the task of having their charter revoked. 

Why You Should Watch: Animal House

Tuesday 5 December

Vargas: A Dubious Place
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2010
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Language: French
Director: Josée Dayan
Starring: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Hélène Fillières, Charlotte Rampling, Pascal Greggory
What's it about?
A gruesome discovery is made outside a London cemetery one night – 17 pairs of shoes with a severed foot inside each one. Meanwhile in Paris, Police Captain Adamsberg discovers a body chopped into so many pieces there is nothing left of it. Could there be a link between the two?

Child's Pose
1:20AM, SBS

M
Romania, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: Romanian
Director: Calin Peter Netzer
Starring: Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Natasa Raab, Vlad Ivanov
What's it about?
Cornelia (Luminita Gheorghiu) is 60, fundamentally unhappy, and determined to resist her son Barbu's attempts to become independent of her. The 34-year-old (Bogdan Dumitrache) has moved out, owns his own car, and has a girlfriend who falls short of Cornelia's exacting standards. When Barbu is found responsible for a tragic accident and faces a likely jail term, Cornelia's maternal instincts kick into overdrive, and she embarks on a campaign to release him. She exerts all manner of influence to secure Barbu's freedom, motivated by motherly love and self-serving manipulation.

Child's Pose: It ain't about yoga
Child's Pose: Calin Peter Netzer interview
Child's Pose Review

Wednesday 6 December

The Day I Saw Your Heart
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Jennifer Devoldère
Starring: Mélanie Laurent, Michel Blanc, Florence Loiret Caille, Claude Perron, Guillaume Gouix
What's it about?
Justine (Melanie Laurent) is a real commitment phobe, who flits from one man to the next. Meanwhile her young-at-heart dad, who has befriended each of his daughter's ex's, decides to have a baby with his very young wife. Justine does not handle the situation well and her dysfunctional family falls apart.    

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
United States, 1989
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Science Fiction
Language: French, German, Greek, English
Director: Stephen Herek
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Dan Shor
What's it about?
Two slacker airheads, who are about to fail their history class, are given the chance to take an epic trip through time in order to help them ace their final exam. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter star in the most outrageous comedy in the history of history. With appearances by Napoleon, Beethoven, Socrates, Billy the Kid and Abraham Lincoln. 

The Price of Peace
9:30PM, NITV (also 11:00AM, Thurs 6th Dec)

PG
New Zealand, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Kim Webby
Starring:
What's it about?
A moving portrait of Tame Iti, Maori activist, and his fight with the New Zealand Crown to clear his name. A story of indigenous people reconciling with colonial power, directed by Kim Webby.

Eight Legged Freaks
10:10PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2002
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Ellory Elkayem
Starring: Scott Terra, Kari Wuhrer, David Arquette, Scarlett Johansson
What's it about?
The residents of a rural mining town discover that an unfortunate chemical spill has caused hundreds of little spiders to mutate overnight to the size of trucks. It's up to mining engineer Chris McCormack and Sheriff Sam Parker to mobilise the townspeople into battle against the bloodthirsty eight-legged creatures. 

Eight Legged Freaks Review

Night and Fog
1:55AM, SBS

MA15+
Hong Kong, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Director: Ann Hui
Starring: Simon Yam, Jingchu Zhang, Amy Chum
What's it about?
A news report, watched by several women in different locations, tells of a murder-suicide involving a couple and their two daughters in the outer Hong Kong projects of Tin Shui Wai. Flashbacks gradually reveal the back story, as police interview neighbours and associates of the dead woman, Wong Hiu-ling (Jingchu Zhang), originally from the mainland.

Thursday 7 December

Beautiful Lies
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2010
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: French
Director: Pierre Salvadori
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Nathalie Baye, Sami Bouajila
What's it about?
One fine spring morning, Emilie (Audrey Tautou) receives a love letter. It's beautiful, inspired, but it's also anonymous. She initially throws it into the trash can, before realising that it could be the way to rescue her mother (Nathalie Baye), who has become isolated and alone since the departure of her husband. Without thinking further, she immediately sends the letter on to her. But Emilie doesn't yet know that Jean (Sami Bouajila), her shy employee, is the letter's author.

Beautiful Lies Review

Purple Rain
9:00PM, NITV (also 12:30PM, Fri 8th Dec)

M
United States, 1984
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Language: English
Director: Albert Magnoli
Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day
What's it about?
In his movie debut, Prince stars as 'the Kid', a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid the same mistakes as his truculent father (Clarence Williams III), the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with a captivating singer, Apollonia (Apollonia Kotero). But another musician, Morris (Morris Day) looks to steal the Kid's spotlight - and his girl. 

Prince's motorcycle jacket from 'Purple Rain' film going to auction
Let's Go Crazy about the fact that 'Purple Rain' is coming to SBS
Purple Rain review: “Dig if You Will the Picture

The Keeper of Lost Causes
12:00AM, SBS VICELAND

M
Denmark, 2013
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Language: Danish
Director: Mikkel Nørgaard
Starring: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Sonja Richter
What's it about?
An adaptation of the bestselling Department Q crime novel series by Jussi Adler-Olsen, by the screenwriter of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and the director of Borgen. Carl Mørck is a disgraced detective who is reassigned to the lowly task of filing cold cases in the basement for the newly created Department Q. On his first day, Carl's stubborn nature rears its head and he vows to investigate the mystery of a missing politician, who vanished five years earlier. Believing the case to be unsolved, he and his assistant, Assad, embark on a dangerous journey that will lead them into the dark underworld of Copenhagen.

Case File: Nicolaj Lie Kaas on The Keeper of Lost Causes (exclusive interview)
Cheat Sheet: The Keeper of Lost Causes
The Keeper Of Lost Causes Review

Friday 8 December

Blue
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
India, 2009
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Action, Bollywood
Language: Hindi
Director: Anthony D'Souza
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Kylie Minogue, Sanjay Dutt
What's it about?
Blue is set in the Bahamas, where Sameer has fled to hide with his brother, Sagar, after he gets into debt with the intimidating criminal Gulshan. After Gulshan finds them and kidnaps Sagar’s girlfriend, the two brothers are forced to search for a sunken treasure in order to pay for the ransom.

Mee-Shee: The Water Giant
7:30PM, NITV (also 1:00PM, Sat 9th Dec)

PG
UK, Germany, 2005
Genre: Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Language:English
Director: John Henderson
Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Joel Tobeck, Rena Owen
What's it about?
A New York City oil company troubleshooter is brought to a remote B.C. lake to look for some lost machinery. Cancelling a trip to Disney World with his son, he decides to bring the boy along. They both end up experiencing more excitement than Mickey could ever conjure in Orlando, when they meet up with bad guys and a legendary creature

Platoon
8:30PM, SBS

MA15+
UK, USA, 1986
Genre: Drama, War, Action
Language: English, Vietnamese
Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker, John C. McGinley, Kevin Dillon, Johnny Depp
What's it about?
Oliver Stone's Academy Award winning film about the psyche of young soldiers who fought in Vietnam; their camaraderie, their struggle for survival amid terrifying violence and madness of combat. Dealing with the day-to-day existence of an infantry rifle platoon of thirty guys from all walks of life, Platoon examines the fight between good and evil in the outfit and what it was really like to be a foot soldier in Vietnam. 

Platoon (1986)

Saturday 9 December

Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods
8:25PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
France, USA, 2014
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Adventure
Language: French
Director: Alexandre Astier, Louis Clichy
Starring: Roger Carel, Lorant Deutsch, Alain Chabat, Laurent Lafitte
What's it about?
Diminutive comic-book hero Asterix and his oversized pal Obelix attempt to protect their Gaulish village from Roman invasion, doing anything necessary to thwart Caesar's plans in this animated adventure. 

Smokin' Aces
10:00PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United Kingdom, 2006
Genre: Action, Crime
Language: English
Director: Joe Carnahan
Starring: Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keys, Jason Bateman, Peter Berg, Ray Liotta, Ryan Reynolds, Jeremy Piven, 
What's it about?
Mob boss Primo Sparazza (Joseph Ruskin) has taken out a hefty contract on buddy 'Aces' Israel (Jeremy Piven) – a sleazy magician who has agreed to turn states evidence against the Vegas mob. The FBI, sensing a chance to use this small-time con to bring down big-target Sparazza, places Aces into protective custody under the supervision of two agnet (Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta) dispatched to Aces' Lake Tahoe hideout. When word of the price on Aces' head spreads into the community of ex-cons and cons-to-be, it entices bounty hunters, thugs-for-hire, smokin' hot vixens and double-crossing mobsters to join in the hunt. 

Ludwig II
2:20AM, SBS

M
Germany, Austria, 2012
Genre: Drama, History
Language: German
Director: Marie Noelle, Peter Sehr
Starring: Sebastian Schipper, Tom Schilling, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Axel Milberg, Hannah Herzsprung, Edgar Selge
What's it about?
A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times - from his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate support of Richard Wagner and his music; his ingenuous political commitment to his obsessive construction of extravagant palaces and his gradual withdrawal into a lonely dream world, this is an epic narrative of breathtaking grandeur. 

Sunday 10 December

A LEGO Brickumentary
8:30PM, SBS

G
USA, Denmark, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Kief Davidson, Daniel Junge
What's it about?
Oscar winning Director Daniel Junge and Oscar nominated Director Kief Davidson take us on a journey through the Lego universe... like you have never seen before. They explore the brick that has captured imaginations for generations and look at the fundamental question...is it a toy or something more? The program delves into the extraordinary impact of the Lego brick and the innovative uses for it that have sprung up all over the world. The film takes us to art galleries full of Lego creations, introduces us to Master Builders making movies, into the world of Lego therapy, and brings us along to meet AFOLS (Adult Fans of Lego), each with amazing stories to tell.

Aluna
9:30PM, NITV

PG
Columbia, United Kingdom, 2012
Genre: Documentary 
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Alan Ereira
What's it about?
Twenty years ago, Alan Ereira's influential television film From The Heart of the World: The Elder Brothers' Warning brought global attention to the Kogi people of Colombia, a remote and ancient South American civilization determined to caution us about environmental damage to the earth. Now, two decades later and convinced that their message has gone unheeded, the next generation of Kogi are reaching out to the world once more with a much more specific warning about the future of the planet.

Cell 211
12:35AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Spain, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Daniel Monzon
Starring: Antonio Resines, Alberto Ammann, Luis Tosar
What's it about?
A new prison guard (Alberto Ammann) gets a baptism of fire on his first day, when the inmates riot and take over the prison. Abandoned by his colleagues, he is forced to swap sides and pose as a new prisoner in order to survive, but the situation deteriorates when the escalating violence turns political.

Cell 211 Review

West of Memphis
1:20AM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Amy Berg
What's it about?
The story behind the West Memphis Three and their extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light about the failure of justice that led to them to jail. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers' reveal shocking and disturbing new information about a case that still haunts the American South.

West of Memphis: Amy Berg interview
West of Memphis Review