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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.
17 Aug 2018 - 5:11 PM  UPDATED 17 Aug 2018 - 10:28 PM

MONDAY 20 AUGUST

Planet B-Boy
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND (repeats 9:35PM)

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. 

Sunny
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
South Korea, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Korean
Director: Hyeong-Cheol Kang
Starring: Su-hee Go, Ho-jeong Yu, Hee-kyung Jin, Min-yeong Kim
What's it about?
Na-mi (Ho-jeong Yu) is a typical middle-class housewife with a teenage daughter and brusque husband. While visiting her mother in hospital, she is reunited with her high school friend, Chun-hwa (Hee-kyung Jin). The two happily reminisce about the good old days. Na-mi was a transfer student and Chun-hwa welcomed the new girl into her clique. The clique was called 'Sunny’ comprising of seven girls who always hung out together. Chun-hwa, who is now terminally ill, asks Na-mi to get together the old members of 'Sunny’ for the last time before she dies.

Sunny Review

Oldboy
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
South Korea, 2003
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Language: Korean
Director: Park Chan-wook
Starring:  Choi Min-Sik, Kim Byeong-ok, Kang Hye-jeong, Yu Ji-tae
What's it about?
Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-Sik) finds himself kidnapped, waking up in a dingy hotel room with only a television. As he watches the news, he discovers that his wife has been brutally murdered and he has been framed. Oh Dae-su spends 15 years locked up in the room. Upon his release, he sets out to find who imprisoned him and why.

Oldboy Review

TUESDAY 21 AUGUST

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.    

Elizabeth
1:50AM, SBS

MA15+
USA, UK, 1998
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Starring: Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett
What's it about?
Shekhar Kapur depicts the ascension and early reign of Elizabeth the First, queen of a divided England. She is perceived as weak, is despised by Catholics, and is plagued by endless attempts by her council to marry her off. Played by Cate Blanchett in her star-making (and Oscar-nominated) performance. 

Elizabeth review: Witness a star in the making

WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST

The Brothers Grimm
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND (repeats 25th August, 11:05PM)

M
UK, 2005
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Bellucci, Lena Headley, Jonathan Pryce
What's it about?
Will (Damon) and his brother Jacob (Ledger) are the famous Brothers Grimm, who make a living ridding the countryside of monsters and demons. It is the early 19th century in French occupied Germany, and General Delatombe (Pryce) orders their arrest as con artists. Meanwhile, eleven young girls have disappeared and the brothers ride into the woods to try to find them. The local woodcutter's daughter Angelika (Headley) shows them the way, but they become trapped in a magical forest. Fairy tale characters pop up everywhere, including the beauty-obsessed Queen (Bellucci), who has been asleep for 500 years. From visionary cult director and Monty Python member Terry Gilliam (Brazil12 Monkeys).

WarGames
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1983
Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: John Badham
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Barry Corbin
What's it about?
High School student David Lightman (Broderick) has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions. Together with his girlfriend (Sheedy) and a wizardly computer genius (John Wood), David must race against time to outwit his opponent - and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.

Red Dawn
10:40PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1984
Genre: Adventure, Action
Language: English
Director: John Milius
Starring: Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson
What's it about?
On a peaceful morning, through the windows of a high school classroom, students see paratroopers land on the varsity football field: the invasion of the United States has begun. As their town is overrun by foreign nationals, eight teenagers escape to the mountains. Taking the name of their high school football team, the Wolverines, they wage unremitting guerrilla warfare in defence of their parents, their friends and their country.

Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange, a Rapid Love Story
12:15AM, SBS

PG
Estonia, 2013
Genre: Animation
Language: Estonian, French, Italian
Director: Mait Laas
Starring: Iiris Vesik, Omar Nõmm, Risto Joost, Peeter Volkonski
What's it about?
This 3D animated opera deals in a socially critical manner with the topic of illegal immigrants fleeing from Africa to Europe; it's also a story of impossible love between orange boy Maroc, a singing boat refugee, and lemon girl Lisa, who collects singing seashells and dreams about love. Maroc is the brave hero-type, bound by prejudice and poverty. Lisa is the daughter of a rich businessman and tomato ketchup plantation owner.

THURSDAY 23 AUGUST

9
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2009
Genre: Animation/3D
Language: English
Director: Shane Acker
Starring: Elijah Wood, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Crispin Glover, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly
What's it about?
From visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and Academy Award-nominated director Shane Acker comes this visually stunning and original epic adventure. In the final days of humanity, a dedicated scientist gives the spark of life to nine of his creations. The world has turned into an unrecognisable landscape of machines and spare parts, but this group of nine finds that if they band together, their small community might just be able to change the course of history. 

Meet the Hitlers
8:35PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Germany, USA, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Matthew Ogens
What's it about?
Examines the relationship between names and identity, by exploring the lives of people who are linked by the name ‘Hitler’. This documentary raises important questions about the meaning of names, and explores complex issues such as immigration, racism, and tolerance. Yet it's ultimately a character-driven story, offering an intimate portrait of its subjects, whose reactions to their name span the spectrum of human experience, from tragedy to comedy, and heartbreak to hope. 

Set It Off
9:30PM, NITV (repeats 1:10AM)

MA15+
USA, 1996
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: F. Gary Gray
Starring: Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise
What's it about?
Four black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, a policeman who was involved in shooting one of the women's brothers is on their trail. As the women add to the loot, their tastes and interests begin to change and their suspicions of each other increase on the way to a climactic robbery.

You've Been Trumped
10:10PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
UK, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Anthony Baxter
What's it about?
In this David and Goliath tale, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on Donald Trump as he gets set to destroy Scotland's natural heritage to build a luxury golf resort. This documentary captures the cultural chasm between Trump and a deeply rooted Scottish community. For the tycoon, the golf course is just another deal, with a possible billion-dollar payoff. For the residents, it represents the destruction of a globally unique landscape that has been the backdrop of their lives.

FRIDAY 24 AUGUST

Bugsy Malone
1:00PM, SBS VICELAND

G
UK, 1976
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Language: English
Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Scott Baio, Jodie Foster, Florrie Dugger, John Cassisi, Martin Lev
What's it about?
A pint-sized cast illuminates this musical that is unlike any other ever made. Set in 1929 New York City, Bugsy Malone captures a flashy world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls, and dreamers - all played by child actors. As Tallulah, the sassy girlfriend of the owner of Fat Sam's Grand Slam Speakeasy, future superstar Jodie Foster dances and sings her way into our hearts.

Trumbo
8:30PM, SBS

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jay Roach
Starring: Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, Louis C.K.
What's it about?
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. The film recounts how Dalton (played by Bryan Cranston in an Oscar-nominated performance) used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

Trumbo Review
Watch Bryan Cranston fight anti-communist hysteria in 'Trumbo' trailer

Fado
11:15PM, SBS

M
Portugal, Germany, 2016
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Language: English, German, Portuguese
Director: Jonas Rothlaender
Starring: Golo Euler, Luise Heyer, Albano Jerónimo, Pirjo Lonka, Isabel Abreu, Duarte Grilo
What's it about?
The mysteriously familiar face of a deceased young woman shakes young surgeon Fabian out of his lethargy. On a whim, he leaves Berlin for Portugal, determined to win back his former girlfriend Doro, who works at an architectural company in Lisbon.

SATURDAY 25 AUGUST

Hairspray
2:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1988
Genre: Comedy, Music
Language: English, French, Russian
Director: John Waters
Starring: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry, Ricki Lake, Jerry Stiller
What's it about?
Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" - and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after witnessing firsthand the terrible state of race relations in 1960s Baltimore, Turnblad becomes an outspoken advocate for desegregation.

Lovelace
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2013
Genre: Biography, Drama
Language: English
Director: Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, James Franco, Eric Roberts, Chloe Sevigny
What's it about?
Deep Throat, the first pornographic feature film to be a mainstream success, was an international sensation in 1972 and made its star, Linda Lovelace (Seyfried), a media darling. Years later the 'poster girl for the sexual revolution' revealed a darker side to her story.

Lovelace: interview
A double dose of Linda Lovelace?
Lovelace Review

Hangin' With The Homeboys
8:35PM, NITV

M
USA, 1991
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Joseph B. Vasquez
Starring: Doug E. Doug, Mario Joyner, John Leguizamo, Nestor Serrano
What's it about?
Two African-Americans and two Puerto-Ricans (though one pretends to be Italian) go out on the town on a Friday night. They will be forced to get to know each other, and even worse, learn to like each other as friends.

The New World
11:50PM, SBS

M
USA, 2005
Genre: 
Adventure, Drama, Romance
Language:
 English
Director: 
Terrence Malick
Starring: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Noah Taylor, Wes Studi
What's it about?
An adventure-filled, romantic journey of discovery set in the turbulent first days of the new America. Based on the true story, this sweeping saga tells the tale of Pocahontas, the impetuous Native American beauty whose relationship with Captain John Smith sets off a battle for a new nation. From legendary director Terrence Malick (BadlandsThe Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life).

The New World review: The long epic tale of John Smith and Pocahontas

The Girl Who Played with Fire
2:15AM, SBS

MA15+
Sweden, 2009
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Language: Swedish, Italian, French
Director: Daniel Alfredson
Starring: Sofia Ledarp, Georgi Staykov, Noomi Rapace, Peter Andersson, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre
What's it about?
In this follow-up to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the focus falls on the character of Lisbeth Salander (Rapace). Accused of a triple murder, she is drawn into tangled web of intrigue that leads back to her murky past, while Mikael Blomkvist (Nyqvist) does everything in his power to prove that she is innocent.

The Girl Who Played with Fire: Daniel Alfredson
The Girl Who Played with Fire Review

SUNDAY 26 AUGUST

Reel Injun
8:30PM, NITV

M
Canada, 2009
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes
What's it about?
A feature-documentary that takes an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through the history of cinema. Featuring interviews with film industry luminaries such as Sacheen Littlefeather, Zacharias Kunuk, Clint Eastwood, Adam Beach, Jim Jarmusch, Robbie Robertson, Russell Means, Wes Studi, and scholars Angela Aleiss and Melinda Micco.

Venus and Serena
10:20PM, NITV

M
USA, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Maiken Baird, Michelle Major
Starring: Venus Williams, Serena Willams
What's it about?
Takes an honest and unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of sisters and tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams. Through the prism of one year in their lives, the film tells the untold story of how these two great stars came to be and how they struggle to stay on top.

SBS On Demand: 'Venus and Serena' charts the making of two champions

I Am JFK Jr.
12:15AM, SBS

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Derik Murray, Steve Burgess
What's it about?
This documentary tells the story of a life cut tragically short, the story of a little boy whose salute transfixed a nation, a boy who would grow to become the embodiment of American hopes for the future. Original interviews feature friends and personal associates that knew JFK Jr. best, from Robert De Niro, Cindy Crawford and Mike Tyson. Those who knew him paint a picture of a man who handled the intense glare of fame with a rare grace and poise that reflected both of his famous parents.