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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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27 Mar 2018 - 8:52 AM  UPDATED 27 Mar 2018 - 8:52 AM

MONDAY 26 MARCH

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, Sanjay Dutt, Kylie Minogue
What's it about?
Sameer flees to the Bahamas 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.

Next Goal Wins
12:00PM, NITV (repeats 9:20PM)

M
UK, 2014

Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Mike Brett, Steve Jamison
What's it about?
In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst football team on the planet.

TUESDAY 27 MARCH

Paper Birds
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Spain, 2010
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Emilio Aragón
Starring: Imanol Arias, Lluís Homar, Roger Príncep
What's it about?
Set in the Spanish Civil War, a musician is left with nothing after he loses his wife and child to a Madrid bombing.  Years later he is reunited with his old partner, a ventriloquist, and they decide to take a plucky young orphan under their wing.  The three make up an unlikely vaudeville family of lost souls, struggling to get through one day at a time.  Their only escape from the misery around them is their music and performance.

Baby Boy
10:35PM, NITV

MA15+
USA, 2001
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: John Singleton
Starring: Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson, Omar Gooding, Ving Rhames, Snoop Dogg
What's it about?
Revolves around Jody, a young, unemployed black man who won't leave the nest of his mother’s home, even though he has a son and a daughter by two different women. Jody is a mama's boy and when his mom's new boyfriend, an ex-con, moves into their house, the tension between them reaches boiling point. From John Singleton, the Academy Award-nominated director of Boyz n the Hood.

Marshland
3:05AM, SBS

MA15+
Spain, 2014
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Language: Spanish, Turkish
Director: Alberto Rodríguez
Starring: Raul Arevalo, Javier Gutierrez, Antonio de la Torre
What's it about?
The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division - to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ideology, detectives Juan and Pedro must put aside their differences if they are to successfully hunt down a killer who for years has terrorized a community in the shadow of a general disregard for women rooted in a misogynistic past.

WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH

Remembrance
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Germany, 2011
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Language: German
Director: Anna Justice
Starring: Alice Dwyer, Dagmar Manzel, Mateusz Damiecki
What's it about?
Inspired by actual events, Remembrance depicts a remarkable love story that blossomed amidst the terror of a German concentration camp in 1944. Tomasz, a young Polish prisoner, stages a daring escape to rescue his young Jewish lover Hannah Silberstein. But during the chaos at the end of the war they are separated, and are convinced that each other has been killed. Thirty years later and happily married in New York, Hannah thinks she sees Tomasz interviewed on TV and begins to search for him again.

The Rise
9:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 2012
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: Rowan Athale
Starring: Luke Treadaway, Timothy Spall, Matthew Lewis
What's it about?
A young man recently released from prison recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who is responsible for his incarceration. Can he get revenge and win back his fed-up girlfriend?

11.6
11:35PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2013
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Language: French
Director: Philippe Godeau
Starring: François Cluzet, Bouli Lanners, Corinne Masiero, Juana Acosta, Johan Libéreau
What's it about?
The incredible story of Toni Musulin, the French security van driver who made headlines around the world when he drove off with his security truck one day, which had 11.6 million euros on board, committing what the global press described as the crime of the century. Having spent one year planning his robbery, he takes advantage of the flaws in the system that he knows inside out. Leaving his wife and his only friend, he disappears with the money, seeking revenge against his arrogant boss for humiliating him.

The Cliff
12:05AM, SBS

MA15+
Spain, 2016
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Language: Spanish
Director: Helena Taberna
Starring: Daniel Grao, Juana Acosta, Ingrid García Jonsson, Jon Kortajarena
What's it about?
Gabriel is a promising attorney whose life is turned upside down when he receives a phone call from the police. A sect has committed mass suicide in the Canary Islands and his sister Cordelia was one of the followers. Her cadaver is yet to be found. Gabriel hasn’t seen his younger sibling in years: something happened between them and their lives went in opposite directions.

THURSDAY 29 MARCH

All Our Desires
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Philippe Lioret
Starring: Vincent Lindon, Marie Gillain, Amandine Dewasmes, Isabelle Renauld
What's it about?
Claire (Gillain) is a 30-year-old judge at Lyon magistrates' court who, despite battling incredible personal odds, becomes locked in a fight for justice for citizens impacted by the unscrupulous practices of the financial services industry. Her plight piques the interest of disenchanted colleague Stéphane (Lindon), who becomes drawn into the case. Something emerges between them: a mixture of rebellion, outrage, and above all an urgent need to live life to the fullest.

All Our Desires Review

Adulthood
9:30PM, NITV (12:35AM, NITV)

MA15+
UK, 2008
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Noel Clarke
Starring: Noel Clarke, Danny Dyer, Adam Deacon, Aml Ameen
What's it about?
The film picks up six years after the death of Trife (Aml Ameen) from the first film with the release of Sam (Noel Clarke) from jail where he has been for the past six and a half years for killing Trife. After being released, he goes to the cemetery where he visits Trife's tombstone where he is attacked by Trife's cousin.

Outside the Law
12:10AM, SBS

MA15+
Algeria, 2010
Genre: Drama, History, Crime
Language: French, Arabic
Director: Rachid Bouchareb
Starring: Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem, Jamel Debbouze
What's it about?
After losing their family home in Algeria in the 1920s, three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud (Zem) joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader (Bouajila) becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France and Saïd (Debbouze) moves to Paris to make his fortune in the shady clubs and boxing halls of Pigalle. Gradually, their interconnecting destinies reunite them in the French capital, where freedom is a battle to be fought and won. Nominated at the 2011 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. 

Outside the Law Review

FRIDAY 30 MARCH

Anne of Green Gables
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

G
Canada, 2016
Genre: Drama, Family, TV Movie
Language: English
Director: John Kent Harrison
Starring: Ella Ballentine, Sara Botsford, Martin Sheen, Julia Lalonde, Zoe Fraser
What's it about?
Anne (Ballentine) is an 11 year-old girl in need of attention and affection – having lived much of her young life in orphanages and strangers’ homes. But when she is offered the chance to join a family on Prince Edward Island, she takes up the opportunity with a big heart and all the optimism she can muster. Received into the home of brother and sister Marilla and Matthew, Anne begins life anew - tackling her responsibilities with enthusiasm and vigour.

Moonrise Kingdom
NITV, 8:00PM

PG
USA, 2012
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel
What's it about?
Directed by two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Moonrise Kingdom is set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965. Two 12-year-olds fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore - and the peaceful island community is turned upside down.

Moonrise Kingdom review: Ain't young love grand

The Right Stuff
9:40PM, SBS

PG
USA, 1983
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English, Russian
Director: Philip Kaufman
Starring: Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Sam Shepard, Barbara Hershey, Lance Henriksen, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Jeff Goldblum, Kim Stanley, David Gulpilil
What's it about?
A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the bunch who was the first American to orbit the earth; and the remaining pilots: Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter and Wally Schirra. Winner of four 1984 Academy Awards, and nominated for another four including Best Picture.

The Right Stuff (1983)

Take This Waltz
1:20AM, SBS

MA15+
Canada, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Sarah Polley
Starring: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Luke Kirby
What's it about?
When Margot (Williams), 28, meets Daniel (Kirby), their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses the sudden attraction: she is happily married to Lou (Rogen), a celebrated cookbook writer. When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters. She and Daniel steal moments throughout the steaming Toronto summer, their eroticism heightened by their restraint. Margot discovers some unsettling truths about herself. From acclaimed actor/director Sarah Polley (Away From Her, Stories We Tell).

Take This Waltz Review

SATURDAY 31 MARCH

Takeover
10:30AM, NITV

M
Australia, 1979

Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David MacDougall, Judith MacDougall
What's it about?
This documentary observes the profound effect on an Aboriginal community of political and bureaucratic decisions made far away. Although specific to time and place, the film is timeless and universal in its observations of a conflict between an Indigenous minority and a powerful government.

Zero Dark Thirty
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Jason Clarke, Mark Strong, Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Scott Askins
What's it about?
For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret locations across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal to track down and eliminate wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. From Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker).

Zero Dark Thirty review: Fact blurs with fiction into a crackerjack thriller

Half of a Yellow Sun
8:30PM, NITV

M
UK, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Binyi Bandele
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Joseph Mawle, Anika Noni Rose, Hakeem Kae-Kazim
What's it about?
Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, they put aside their differences to join the fight to establish an independent republic.

Half of a Yellow Sun: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton interview
Half of a Yellow Sun Review

Misery
11:20PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1990
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth
What's it about?
Based on the novel by Stephen King, Misery tells the story of best-selling author, Paul Sheldon, who is on his way back home after finishing his latest novel. When he gets injured in a car accident, he's rescued by a woman, Annie Wilkes, who happens to be Paul's self-proclaimed number one fan, and takes it upon herself to nurse him back to health. However, after Annie reads through one of his manuscripts and learns that her favourite character is killed off, all hell breaks loose. For her iconic role as Annie, Kathy Bates won Best Actress at the 1991 Academy Awards.

Misery review: Bound to have you on the edge of your seat

SUNDAY 1 APRIL

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
10:00PM, NITV

M
Sweden, 2011
Genre: Documentary 
Language: English
Director: Göran Olsson
Starring: Harry Belafonte, Erykah Badu, Stokely Carmichael, Kathleen Cleaver
What's it about?
The Black Power Mixtape examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film combines music, startling 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars.

The Rocket
3:15AM, SBS

M
Australia, Laos, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: Lao
Director: Kim Mordaunt
Starring: Sitthiphon 'Ki' Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam, Thep Phongam
What's it about?
A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by the legacy of war, to prove he's not bad luck he builds a giant rocket to enter the most exciting and dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival.

The Rocket Review