• Chris Pine and Ben Foster in 'Hell Or High Water', showing Friday on SBS (Madman)Source: Madman
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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12 Sep 2018 - 7:32 PM  UPDATED 12 Sep 2018 - 7:32 PM

MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER

Oslo, August 31st
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Norway, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Norwegian
Director: Joachim Trier
Starring:  Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, Ingrid Olava
What's it about?
Anders is nearing the end of his drug rehabilitation stay in the countryside. Before his release he is allowed into the city for a job interview, but he stays on for a day and night drifting through his old life. Haunted by the opportunities he wasted and the people he hurt, he feels like he has nothing to show for his life at 34 years old. As he visits places and meets people from his old life, he contemplates what will come next when he is released. 

Oslo, August 31st Review

All Is Lost
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Action
Language: English
Director: J.C. Chandor
Starring: Robert Redford
What's it about?
Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a sailor (Redford) wakes to find his yacht is leaking after a collision with an abandoned shipping container. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. As one catastrophe follws another, the man finds himself staring his mortality in the face. An extraordinary - and dialogue-free - tale of survival from writer/director J.C. Chandor (Margin Call).

All Is Lost review

The Deep
10:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Iceland, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Icelandic
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Starring: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Stefán Hallur Stefánsson, Joi Johannsson
What's it about?
On a cold night a few miles off the coast of Iceland in March 1984, a fishing boat sank with all of its men. Miraculously surviving after five hours in the ocean, the exhausted young hulk washes ashore - only to find himself on a deadly lava field. 

 

TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

Thule Tuvalu
10:55AM, NITV

PG
Tuvalu, Switzerland, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Matthias von Gunten
What's it about?
Thule, Greenland, also called Qaanaaqis, is one of the northernmost towns in the world. As the climate warms and the ice caps begin to melt, the gentle balance of life for the people of this community is in jeopardy. On the other side of the globe, the melting ice caps are raising sea levels around the Polynesian island nation of Tuvalu, threatening to wipe the island right off the map. Though a world apart, these two communities are intricately connected as environmental balance begins to tip and traditional ways of life are threatened.

Xingu
12:00PM, SBS

M
Brazil, 2012
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Language: Portuguese, Tupi
Director: Cao Hamburger
Starring: João Miguel, Felipe Camargo, Caio Blat
What's it about?
From the team behind the City of God comes this epic tale about three brothers who go to live with an Amazonian tribe. Beginning in the 1940’s, Xingu follows Leonardo, Claudio and Orlando as they venture into the Amazon to live with an Indigenous tribe over the next 20 years. Stunningly capturing the exquisite wildlife of the rainforest, this heart-wrenching adventure opens up a world rarely shown on screen.

Guilty of Romance
12:40AM, SBS

MA15+
Japan, 2011
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Language: Japanese
Director: Sion Sono
Starring: Miki Mizuno, Makoto Togashi, Megumi Kagurazaka, Satoshi Nikaido
What's it about?
Two stories of love and loss intertwine in modern Japan. Detective Kazuko must investigate the case of a woman who has been find dead in a derelict apartment, while she grapples with her home life. Meanwhile Izumi, the faithful wife of a famous novelist, decides to break away from her monotonous life and accepts a job as a adult film star while hiding her new career from her husband. From maverick director Sion Sono (Suicide Club, Love Exposure).

WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

Here Below
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Jean-Pierre Denis
Starring: Céline Sallette, François Loriquet
What's it about?
Set amongst the closing months of WWII, everyone is on edge as cracks begin to appear in the German offensive. While working as a hospital nurse, nun Sister Luce (Céline Sallette) meets Father Martial (Éric Caravaca), a priest working with the Resistance. The two experience a passionate connection, but when Martial decides to back away the young woman’s world comes crashing down.

Green Room
9:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2016
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Language: English
Director: Jeremy Saulnier
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Patrick Stewart
What's it about?
Down on their luck rock band The Ain’t Rights are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. From Jeremy Saulnier, director of the acclaimed 2013 indie thriller Blue Ruin.

The Warriors
11:15PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1979
Genre: Action
Language: English
Director: Walter Hill
Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright
What's it about?
Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the cops and every gangbanger in town is hot on the Warriors' trail. A cult classic from legendary action director Walter Hill (48 Hours, The Driver).

A Prominent Patient
12:15AM, SBS

Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2017
Genre: Drama, History
Language: Czech, Slovak, French, English
Director: Julius Ševčík
Starring: Karel Roden, Arly Jover, Oldrich Kaiser, Hanns Zischler
What's it about?
A period in the life of diplomat and politician Jan Masaryk, who was the son of Czechoslovakia's founder, served as the country's minister of foreign affairs and is believed by many to have been killed by the Communists in 1948.

THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

We 3
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Brazil, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: Portuguese
Director: Thiango Dottori, Nando Olival
Starring: Gabriel Godoy, Victor Mendes, Juliana Schalch
What's it about?
Camila, Rafael and Cazé all arrive from different parts of Brazil to attend college in São Paulo. Meeting one night at a party, they instantly connect and quickly move into a big apartment together. Soon they are spending every minute together, and are simply known to others as ‘The Three’. There is only one rule: that no sex should ever get in the way of their friendship. But this rule turns out to be a little more complicated than anticipated. 

Until Proven Innocent
9:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
New Zealand, 2009
Genre: Crime, Documentary, Drama, TV Movie
Language: English
Director: Peter Burger
What's it about?
In October 2006, a four-year-old from Corpus Christi, named Andrew Burd, died mysteriously of salt poisoning. His foster mother, Hannah Overton, was charged with capital murder, vilified from all quarters and sent to prison for life. But was this churchgoing young woman a vicious child killer? Or had the tragedy claimed its second victim?

Menace II Society
9:30PM, NITV

MA15+
USA, 1993
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Language: English
Director: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Starring: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, Glenn Plummer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Samuel L. Jackson
What's it about?
In an unflinching look at the mean streets of the contemporary urban American ghetto, a black youth - despite his dreams for a better life - ultimately succumbs to the cycle of violence that pervades his community. This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts. The debut feature from writer-directors The Hughes Brothers (From HellDead Presidents).

Menace II Society, showing 9:00PM on Wednesday, June 6th on SBS VICELAND.

FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

Mee-Shee: The Water Giant
7:30PM, NITV

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

Hell or High Water
8:30PM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: David Mackenzie
Starring: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham
What's it about?
After years of estrangement, Texan brothers Toby (Pine) and Tanner (Foster) decide to rob the branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that was stolen from under them. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves on the radar of Marcus (Bridges), a Ranger looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement, and his partner Alberto (Birmingham). As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their scheme, and with the Rangers on their heels, a murderous showdown looms. Nominated for 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Screenplay and Supporting Actor (Bridges).

Watch: Chris Pine, Ben Foster go bank robbing in 'Hell or High Water' trailer
Hell or High Water review: A haunting, humanist western

'Hell or High Water' was a high point of 2016.

Black Book
10:55PM, SBS

MA15+
Netherlands, 2006
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Language: Dutch, German
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Carice van Houten, Christian Berkel, Sebastian Koch, Michiel Huisman
What's it about?
Rachel Stein (van Houten) is hiding in rural Holland in the final stages of the war. When her foster home is destroyed by a bomb, she is rescued by a Resistance fighter and she meets Mr Smaal (de Vries) a lawyer helping rich Jews escape. But the planned escape ends in slaughter, including Rachel's family. She joins the Resistance and becomes involved with a high ranking SS officer Ludwig Muntze (Koch), hoping to gather useful information. From Paul Verhoeven, director of Basic Instinct and Elle.

Why You Should Watch: Black Book

SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2001
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, William Hurt
What's it about?
In a future world of runaway global warming and awe-inspiring scientific advances, humans share every aspect of their lives with sophisticated companion robots called Mechas. When an advanced prototype robot child named David (Osment) is programmed to show unconditional love, his human family isn't prepared for the consequences. Suddenly, David is on his own in a strange and dangerous world. Befriended by a streetwise Mecha (Law), David embarks on a spectacular quest to discover the startling secret of his own identity. Original a project that was to be directed by Stanley Kubrick, who handed it to Steven Spielberg in 1995.

Rosewood
8:35PM, NITV

MA15+
USA, 1997
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English
Director: John Singleton
Starring: Ving Rhames, Robert Patrick, Jon Voight, Michael Rooker, Bruce McGill, Don Cheadle
What's it about?
In 1923, predominantly black Rosewood, Florida, is razed by an enraged mob when a white woman lies, saying a black man attacked her. But even at the height of the senseless massacre, a white shopkeeper and a black war veteran heroically rescue women and children. A train that runs through Rosewood is commandeered in the middle of the disaster to carry them to safety. Based on a true story, from director John Singleton (Boyz n tha Hood).

Godzilla: Resurgence
11:10PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Japan, 2016
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Language: English, Japanese
Director:  Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi
Starring: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara
What's it about?
From Hideaki Anno, the mind behind 'Evangelion' comes the terrifying resurgence of the King of Monsters - Godzilla. It's a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials. Their worst nightmare comes to life when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. As the government scrambles to save the citizens, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster's weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower.

Godzilla: Resurgence: A monster movie in touch with the times

The Innocents
2:20AM, SBS

M
France, Poland, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: French, Polish, Russian
Director: Anne Fontaine
Starring: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza
What's it about?
Poland, 1945. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is on a mission to help the war survivors. When a nun seeks for her help, she is brought to a convent where several pregnant sisters are hiding, unable to reconcile their faith with their pregnancy. Mathilde becomes their only hope.

Rising French talent Lou de Laâge shines in Anne Fontaine's gritty WWII drama 'The Innocents'

SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

Black Sea
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, 2014
Genre: Action, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Kevin MacDonald
Starring: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn
What's it about?
This thriller directed by Kevin Macdonald (Touching the VoidLast King of Scotland) follows a submarine captain (Jude Law), who puts together a misfit crew to search for a sunken submarine loaded with gold in the depths of the Black Sea. But greed and desperation soon take hold onboard their claustrophobic vessel and the men start turning on each other, putting them as risk of never making it to the surface alive.

Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future
8:35PM, NITV

PG
Canada, USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Damon Kwame Mason
What's it about?
A film that presents and retells the unknown contributions of black athletes in ice hockey. For untold decades, hockey was seen as a homogeneous sport, exciting to watch but played by one kind of player. But people deserve to now know of the exploits of athletes who dared to stand out, and dared to make the sport their own. These black athletes dared to give their sport soul.

The Ground We Won
10:10PM, NITV

M
New Zealand, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Christopher Pryor
What's it about?
With great bawdiness and backbone, a rugby team made up of farmers strive to redeem themselves from a long run of bitter loses. In the face of the hefty demands of farming and fatherhood, the Saturday game becomes the focus of the men’s passions and the ground on which their worth is proved. A highly authentic, slice of life film about the challenges and joys of manhood, as seen through the rites and rituals of a rural New Zealand rugby club.

Piranha 3DD
10:40PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 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.