• Nicolas Cage in the Coen brothers' 1987 cult comedy 'Raising Arizona', showing Sunday on SBS Viceland (SBS Movies)
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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2 Nov 2018 - 11:16 AM  UPDATED 5 Nov 2018 - 3:50 PM

MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER

Heart Of Sky, Heart Of Earth
10:30AM, NITV

PG
Germany, 2011
Genre: Documentary
Language: Spanish, Maya
Director: Eric Black, Frauke Sandig
What's it about?
The great cycle of the ancient Mayan calendar will end on December 21st, 2012. How does the story end? The remote homelands of the present day Maya in Mexico and Guatemala present a perfect microcosm to show how unhindered globalization is already destroying the Earth and indigenous cultures now under attack for their natural resources from all sides. This film presents another worldview, following six young Mayas into their daily and ceremonial life, revealing their determination to resist the destruction of their culture and environment

Tarzan
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Germany, USA, 2013
Genre: Adventure, Animated
Language: English
Director: Reinhard Klooss
Starring: Kellan Lutz, Spencer Locke, Les Bubb
What's it about?
Tarzan and Jane Porter face a mercenary army dispatched by the evil CEO of Greystoke Energies, a man who took over the company from Tarzan's parents, after they died in a plane crash.

Jimi Hendrix
12:15PM, NITV (repeats 9:35PM)

M
USA, 1973
Genre: Music, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Joe Boyd, John Head, Gary Weis
Featuring: Eric Clapton, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, Little Richard, Pete Townshend
What's it about?
Jimi Hendrix became a superstar rock'n'roller, smashed the color barrier and shocked the nation, all before his 27th birthday. This riveting documentary - made only three years after his tragic death - tells the story of Jimi's short but spectacular life.

Burning Man
12:25AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, Australia, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Starring: Matthew Goode, Rachel Griffiths, Essie Davis, Anthony Hayes
What's it about?
The reckless, sexy, funny, moving and ultimately life-affirming story of Tom, a British chef in a Sydney restaurant, who seems to have decided there are no longer any rules he needs to obey. Whatever Tom is up to, his actions seem to be tolerated by those around him. As Tom descends into darkness, fragments of a different story begin to emerge. All the women in his world are trying in their own, very different ways to help put him back together.

Burning Man: Jonathan Teplitzky & Bojana Novakovic
Burning Man Review

TUESDAY 6 NOVEMBER

Belle and Sébastien
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
France, 2013
Genre: Adventure
Language: French
Director: Nicolas Vainer
Starring: Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Margaux Chatelier 
What's it about?
In a small French village in the snowy Alps during the 1940s, a lonely boy called Sebastian (Bossuet) meets and tames a wild dog, Belle. But his peaceful village life is suddenly disrupted by the arrival of Nazi soldiers. Soon Sebastian's mother goes missing,  so the boy and Belle go searching for her, along the way crossing paths with many travellers including Caesar (Karyo), an old man in search of his past.

WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER

Martino's Summer
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Italy, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian
Director: Massimo Natale
Starring: Treat Williams, Matilde Maggio, Luigi Ciardo, Matteo Pianezzi
What's it about?
A modern day fairy tale that softens the shades and darkness surrounding the mysteries tied to tragic events that happened in the summer of 1980: the Ustica tragedy on June 27th, and the bomb attack at the station of Bologna on August 2nd. These episodes form the backdrop for a love story between Martino and the beautiful Silvia and speak of a friendly relationship with Captain Clark - a soldier stationed in an American base in the Mediterranean. The relationship helps them face the ghosts of their pasts.

Eyes Wide Shut
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, UK, 1999
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Sydney Pollack, Leelee Sobieski
What's it about?
Relations between Dr. Bill Harford (Cruise) and his wife, Alice (Kidman) are intensely strained. When he attends a mysterious Christmas party, the awkwardness of the situation forces him to confront his fascination for extra-marital relations. The final film from Stanley Kubrick, completely shortly after his death in 1999.

Eyes Wide Shut review: Kubrick's final masterpiece
Was ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ merely an elaborate, expensive way for Stanley Kubrick to toy with Tom Cruise?

Teen Lust
11:25PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Canada, 2014
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Blaine Thurier
Starring: Cary Elwes, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Jon Cor
What's it about?
High-schooler Neil (Carere) has even more reason to pop his cherry when he discovers that his stuffy, Satan-worshipping parents are planning to use him as a virgin sacrifice, in this wild comedy from writer-director Blaine Thurier (Low Self-Esteem Girl).

Too Hard to Handle
12:10AM, SBS

MA15+
Germany, 2016
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: German
Director: Laura Lackmann
Starring: Katja Riemann, Detlev Buck
What's it about?
It's no surprise when Karo is fired. She is loud, over-emotional and egocentric; more so than the average Berliner wise-ass, at least according to her best friend Anna. Karo is not one to give up easily, though: she opts for radical change and goes into therapy. Although her therapist advises her to keep calm, Karo throws herself into it.

THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER

The Incite Mill
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Japan, 2010
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Language: Japanese
Director: Hideo Nakata
Starring: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Haruka Ayase, Satomi Ishihara, Tsuyoshi Abe
What's it about?
From the creator of Japan’s smash horror hit Ringu, comes the terrifying story of ten people who agree to take the same lucrative "job", but find themselves locked in an underground complex and forced to play a murder game for seven days.

Love Jones
9:30PM, NITV (Repeats 12:00PM, Fri 9 Nov)

M
USA, 1997
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Theodore Witcher
Starring: Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Bill Bellamy
What's it about?
Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "kicking it," they hang out with their friends, talking about love and sex. Then Nina tests the strength of Darius' feelings and sets a chain of romantic complications into motion. Winner of the audience award at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.

FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER

La Cage Aux Folles
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 1978
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Édouard Molinaro
Starring: Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier, Rémi Laurent, Carmen Scarpitta
What's it about?
Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try conceal their lifestyle and their ownership of the transvestite club downstairs when the fiancée and her parents come for dinner. This much-loved French comedy was nominated for three Oscars in 1980 (including Best Director, Best Writing and Best Costumer Design) and remade in 1996 as the Hollywood smash hit The Birdcage.

Wadjda
7:30PM, NITV (repeats 10:30AM, Sat 10 Nov)

M
Saudi Arabia, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Starring: Sultan Al Assaf, Ahd Kamel, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah
What's it about?
A rebellious Saudi girl enters a Koran recitation competition at her school and hopes to win enough money to buy her own bicycle. The story is tailored to highlight the pressures and difficulties faced by women in Saudi Arabia, with a rare glimpse into the lives of women behind closed doors and the warm relationships between mothers and daughters. Nominated for a 2013 BAFTA award for Best Film Not In The English Language.

Wadjda: Haifaa Al-Mansour interview

The Railway Man
8:35PM, SBS

M
UK, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Hiroyuki Sanada, Stellan Skarsgård, Marta Dusseldorp, James Fraser, Jeremy Irvine, Tom Hobbs
What's it about?
During the Second World war, Erik Lomax (Firth), a British soldier, was captured by the Japanese and forced to build The Burma Railway aka the 'Death Railway'. Decades later and still haunted by nightmares, he sets out to find those responsible for his torture with the help of his wife (Kidman).

The Railway Man: Jonathan Teplitzky and Colin Firth
The Railway Man Review

Marfa Girl
11:20PM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2012
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Larry Clark
Starring: Adam Mediano, Drake Burnette, Jeremy St. James, Mary Farley
What's it about?
In Marfa, Texas, the clash between the whites and the Mexican Americans intensifies when an eccentric community of artists moves in. The border patrol is a smothering presence for the citizens. Directed by Larry Clark (Kids, Bully). 

Circumstance
12:40AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Iran, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Persian-Farsi
Director: Maryam Keshavarz
Starring:  Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri, Reza Sixo Safai
What's it about?
In Tehran's underground art scene, two teenagers, Atafeh (Boosheri) and Shireen (Kazemy), experiment with their sexuality. Meanwhile, Mehran (Safai), Atafeh's prodigal son brother, leaves behind his life as a classical musician when he returns home from drug rehab.

Circumstance Review

SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER

Ghost Town
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2009
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Language: English
Director: David Koepp
Starring: Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Alan Ruck, Tea Leoni
What's it about?
When people-phobe Bertram Pincus (Gervais) dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy (Kinnear) who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen (Leoni).

Kidulthood
9:30PM, NITV (repeats 12:30AM)

MA15+
UK, 2006

Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Menhaj Huda
Starring: Aml Ameen, Red Madrell, Noel Clarke, Adam Deacon, Jaime Winstone
What's it about?
A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London. A British answer to Larry Clark's Kids, which was followed by the 2008 sequel Adulthood.

Ghost World
10:25PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2001
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Starring: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Illeana Douglas
What's it about?
High school graduate Enid (Birch) is a non-conformist who rejects the superficial world she sees around her in L.A. but is a lost soul. With the support of her best friend Rebecca (Johansson), Enid answers a newspaper classified, pretending to be the woman sought by eccentric record collector Seymour (Buscemi) and an unexpected friendship between the two blossoms. Based on the cult graphic novel from Daniel Clowes, and nominated for a 2002 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Ghost World review: Edgy and refreshingly entertaining

Easy Money
12:30AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Sweden, 2010
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Language: German, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Matias Padin, Dragomir Mrsic, Lisa Henni, Mahmut Suvakci
What's it about?
Set within the seedy underworld of Stockholm, JW (Kinnaman) is a poor student who falls in love with a sexy young heiress (Henni). He turns to a life of crime to keep himself in the upper class, but soon winds up involved with the Serbian mafia. 

Easy Money Review

SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER

Wild at Heart
9:35PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1990
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Language: English
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, J.E. Freeman, Crispin Glover, Diane Ladd
What's it about?
In this cult black-comedy directed by David Lynch, two young lovers - Lula and her ex-con boyfriend Sailor - run from a variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor. Winner of the Palme D'Or at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival.

Raising Arizona
12:00AM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1987 
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, William Forsythe, Frances McDormand
What's it about?
H.I. McDonnough (Cage) is a multiple-convicted armed robber who falls in love with Edwina (Holly Hunter), a young policewoman who takes his mug shots. They end up getting married, with H.I. vowing to stop robbing convenience stores. This second feature from Joel and Ethan Coen established the madcap comic mode that they would return to throughout their career with films like The Big Lebowski and O Brother Where Art Thou?.

Raising Arizona Review

Nicolas Cage in the Coen brothers' 1987 cult comedy 'Raising Arizona', showing Sunday on SBS Viceland