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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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1 Sep 2018 - 4:44 PM  UPDATED 1 Sep 2018 - 4:44 PM

MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER

Pacific Warriors
11:00AM, NITV

PG
Canada, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: James Marquand
What's it about?
An insight into the origins and stories of Pacific Island rugby teams such as Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. This documentary explores the backgrounds of a wide variety of players, past and present.

Asterix at the Olympic Games
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
France, 2008
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Language: French
Director: Frédéric Forestier, Thomas Langmann
Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Alain Delon, Clovis Cornillac, Benoét Poelvoorde, Vanessa Hessler
What's it about?
Asterix, Obelix and their friends have entered the famous Olympic games in Athens. They're determined to taste victory, but the Gauls face formidable competition from both Greeks and Romans. Will it be a gold medal for Asterix? Or will he suffer the agony of defeat?

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
12:35PM, NITV (repeats 9:35PM)

PG
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary, History
Language: English
Director: Deborah Riley Draper
What's it about?
In 1936, 18 African American athletes dubbed the "black auxiliary" by Hitler defied Nazi Aryan Supremacy and Jim Crow Racism to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin. The world remembers Jesse Owens. But, Olympic Pride American Prejudice shows how all 18 are a seminal precursor to the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Kon-Tiki
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, Norway, Denmark, 2012
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography
Language: Norwegian
Director: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg
Starring: Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Gustaf Skarsgard, Anders Baasmo Christiansen
What's it about?
The story of the legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 101 day, 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947. Along with 5 adventurous companions, Heyerdal sought to prove his theory that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Kon-Tiki: Joachim Rønning interview
Kon-Tiki Review

The Admiral: Roaring Currents
10:35PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
South Korea, 2014
Genre: Adventure, War
Language: Japanese, Korean
Director: Kim Han-min
Starring: Choi Min-sik, Ryu Seung-ryong, Cho Jin-woong, Jin Goo
What's it about?
The film mainly follows the famous 1597 Battle of Myeongryang during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598), where the iconic Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin managed to destroy a total of 133 Japanese warships with only 13 ships remaining in his command. The battle, which took place in the Myeongryang Strait off the southwest coast of the Korean Peninsula, is considered one of the greatest victories of Yi. Starring Oldboy's Choi Min-Sik.

TUESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

Love Storming
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Spain, 2010
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Language: Spanish
Director: Borja Cobeaga
Starring: Unax Ugalde, Alejandra Jiménez, Julián López, Miguel Ángel Muñoz, Secun de la Rosa
What's it about?
This quirky romantic-comedy is set in the heart of Christmas and tells the story of Sergio, a boy who could not finish the year in worse shape. It is New Year's Eve, the heaviest snowfall in thirty years is falling, all flights are cancelled and he has to partake in the Spanish tradition of taking the grapes with the other passengers in a roadside hotel. But he must also manage to get on a night what he has failed for several months - to win back his ex-girlfriend Bea before she goes to work in Germany, all with the help of a group of travellers who are possibly more of a hindrance.

Troll Hunter
3:00AM, SBS

M
Norway, 2010
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Comedy
Language: Norwegian
Director: Andre Ovredal
Starring: Tomas Alf Larsen, Erland Tosterud, Otto Jespersen
What's it about?
Presented as surviving footage shot by a student documentary crew investigating the mysterious deaths of bears, students discover something at once scary and magical in the woods. The key to unlocking the activities of Norway's secretive Troll Security Service is Hans, a bear hunter who reluctantly allows the ambitious filmmakers to chronicle his activities.

Troll Hunter: André Á˜vredal interview

WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

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

Escobar: Paradise Lost
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Belgium, France, Spain, 2014
Genre: Thriller, Romance
Language: Spanish, English
Director: Andrea Di Stefano
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Brady Corbet
What's it about?
Looks at the life of the infamous Columbian drug lord in his later years, through the eyes of outsider Nick, a young surfer on a visit to his brother in Colombia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches, he soon falls madly in love with a beautiful local girl called Maria. Everything seems perfect, until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar.

5 Women
12:15AM, SBS

MA15+
France, Germany, 2017
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: German
Director: Olaf Kraemer
Starring: Anna König, Odine Johne, Korinna Krauss, Kaya Marie Möller, Julia Dietze
What's it about?
Five old girlfriends meet once a year for a weekend get-together in Southern France, to catch up together in a relaxed atmosphere. But when an intruder interrupts their getaway, the weekend threatens to spiral out of control.

THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

Angele and Tony
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Alix Delaporte
Starring: Clotilde Hesme, Grégory Gadebois, Evelyne Didi
What's it about?
In a small fishing harbour in Normandy, Angèle (Clotilde Hesme) enters in Tony’s (Grégory Gadebois) life. Angèle is rough and knows nothing about love – her attempts at seducing him are met with rebuttal. Not like this, not this fast. Tony cannot believe that she is here for him...

Angele and Tony review

(500) Days of Summer
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2009
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Marc Webb
Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Minka Kelly, Clark Gregg
What's it about?
When Tom (Gordon-Levitt), a hapless greeting card copywriter and hopeless romantic, is blind-sided after his girlfriend Summer (Deschanel) dumps him, he shifts back and forth through various periods of their 500 days 'together" to try to figure out where things went wrong. His reflections ultimately lead him to finally rediscover his true passions in life.

Prison Song
9:30PM, NITV (repeats 12:40AM)

MA15+
USA, 2001
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Darnell Martin
Starring: Q-Tip, Mary J. Blige, Harold Perrineau, Elvis Costello
What's it about?
Elijah has been bounced from group home to group home throughout his turbulent young life. What has sustained him is his art. After a promised scholarship is taken away, Elijah ends up in a fight that result in the death of another boy. Now, sentenced to a minimum of fifteen years, the young man must find a way to keep his soul alive behind bars or turn into a hardened bitter criminal.

FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER

How I Ended This Summer
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Russia, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Russian
Director: Aleksei Popogrebsky
Starring: Grigoriy Dobrygin, Sergei Puskepalis
What's it about?
A polar station on a desolate island in the Arctic Ocean. Sergei (Puskepalis), a seasoned meteorologist, and Pavel (Dobrygin), a recent college graduate, are spending months in complete isolation on the once important strategic research base. Pavel receives an important radio message and is still trying to find the right moment to tell Sergei, when fear, lies and suspicions start poisoning the atmosphere. Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival.

How I Ended This Summer Review

Eye in the Sky
8:30PM, SBS

M
UK, 2016
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Language: English
Director: Gavin Hood
Starring: Alan Rickman, Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Barkhad Abdi, Iain Glen
What's it about?
London based military intelligence officer Colonel Michelle Madden is set to remotely command a top secret drone operation to capture a group of dangerous terrorists from their safe-house in Nairobi, Kenya. The carefully planned mission suddenly escalates from a 'capture' to a 'kill' operation when Madden realises that the terrorists are about to embark on a deadly suicide mission, which would result in the catastrophic deaths of many innocent civilians. 

Eye In The Sky review: Drone thriller right on target

A Secret World
10:55PM, SBS

M
Mexico, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Gabriel Mariño
Starring: Lucía Uribe Bracho, Roberto Mares, Olivia Lagunas
What's it about?
A poetic, tender road movie, following tormented teenager Maria as she makes her way through Mexico seeking her place in life. The film focuses on the pleasant beauty of the landscape and the eccentric, endearing personality of Maria as she comes into her own. Gorgeously photographed, this lyrical coming-of-age story doubles as a wistful hymn to a young woman’s self-discovery.

SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

Sky Captain And The World of Tomorrow
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 2004
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Kerry Conran
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Gambon, Bai Ling
What's it about?
In this science fiction adventure set in the 1930s, New York City reporter Polly Perkins starts to investigate why so many famous scientists are being reported missing. Soon, she gets clues, as strange flying machines and giant robots threaten the city. Luckily, her old flame, aviator Captain Joseph Sullivan aka Sky Captain, is there to battle the bad guys with the Flying Legion, in his Warhawk P-40. Now Polly must fly away with Sky Captain to Nepal to find a crazy scientist, Dr. Totenkopf, who apparently wants to destroy the world. 

Joe Bullet
8:30PM, NITV (repeats 12:00AM)

PG
South Africa, 1973
Genre: Crime, Action
Language: English
Director: Louis de Witt
Starring: Ken Gampu, Joe Lopez, Abigail Kubeka
What's it about?
When local soccer team The Eagles fall prey to a series of onslaughts from a mysterious gangster only a week before the championship final, the team turns to the one man that can help save their chances at victory – Joe Bullet (Gampu). Joe will have to battle against villainous henchmen, escape booby-trap bombs and bring his martial arts expertise to the fore in order to survive an attack from a deadly assassin. In the end he will have to infiltrate the mysterious gangster’s hide-out in a dangerous cat-and-mouse rescue mission to save not only The Eagles’ two kidnapped star players, but that of his beautiful love interest, Beauty (Kubeka).

The Pink House
9:35PM, SBS

MA15+
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sascha Ettinger-Epstein
What's it about?
Tells the story of Kalgoorlie's last original goldrush brothel through the eyes of the colourful Madam Carmel, 70, and her longest-serving lady of the night, BJ. Filmed over several years and with unprecedented access to the inner workings of this unique brothel, this offers an intimate portrait of two women bound together by the past and their precarious future. And when darker forces begin to exert pressure, their fragile relationship is tested to its limits.

13 Minutes
11:00PM, SBS 

MA15+
Germany, 2015
Genre: Drama, War
Language: German
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Starring: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner, Johann von Bülow
What's it about?
The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler tricked millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance fighters. From the director of Downfall (2004).

General Nil
1:10AM, SBS

MA15+
Poland, 2009
Genre: Biography
Language: Polish
Director: Ryszard Bugajski
Starring: Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Alicja Jachiewicz, Magdalena Emilianowicz
What's it about?
General Nil’s life has long been a taboo topic in Poland, but with this film the truth about the fierce leader is finally revealed. The country’s most legendary and most controversial general, Emil August Fieldorf, was better known as General Nil and served throughout two world wars before being betrayed and executed by the Nazi and Communist regimes.

SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

Salute
10:30PM, NITV

PG
Australia, USA, 2008
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Matt Norman
What's it about?
The black power salute by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in the US civil rights struggle. Far less known is the part in that episode in history played by Peter Norman, the white Australian on the podium who had run second – and the price paid afterward by all three athletes.

Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric
10:25PM, SBS

PG
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary, TV Movie
Language: English
Director: Katie Couric
Starring: Katie Couric, Hari Nef, Gavin Grimm, Sarah McBride
What's it about?
Katie Couric sets out across America to meet with leading scientists, physicians and experts to answer questions about gender and gender identity. She speaks with everyday people who find their lives and bodies on the front-line of a changing world. This film examines the role of science, society and culture on gender; shedding light on stories of struggle, understanding, ignorance, and love.