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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 Dec 2018 - 4:45 PM  UPDATED 1 Dec 2018 - 4:45 PM

MONDAY 3 DECEMBER

Westwind: Djalu's Legacy
10:30AM, NITV

PG
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary 
Language: English
Director: Ben Strunin
Featuring: Djalu Gurruwiwi, Gotye
What's it about?
Ancient knowledge. A way forward. A legacy shared. An Old Man, Djalu Gurruwiwi warrior, shaman, and father, must find a way to bring two worlds together to save his sons and his culture.

Firestarter
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1984
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Mark L. Lester
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, David Keith, Heather Locklear
What's it about?
As youths, Andy McGee (Keith) and his future wife, Vicky (Locklear), participated in secret experiments, allowing themselves to be subjected to mysterious medical tests. Years later, the couple's daughter, Charlie (Barrymore), begins to exhibit the ability of setting fires solely with her mind. This volatile talent makes the youngster extremely dangerous and soon she becomes a target for the enigmatic agency known as "The Shop." Adapted from the novel by Stephen King.

Finding Fela!
12:00PM, NITV (repeats 10:35PM)

M
UK, 2014
Genre: Music, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Alex Gibney
Featuring: Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti
What's it about?
Tells the story of Fela Kuti’s life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. From acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney (Going ClearTaxi to the Darkside).

2014 Sydney Film Festival: Finding Fela! - Review

Buena Vista Social Club
8:40PM, NITV (repeats Tues 4 Dec, 10:30AM)

G
Cuba, 1999
Genre: Music, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Wim Wenders
Featuring: Ry Cooder
What's it about?
In 1996, Ry Cooder gathered together some of the greatest names in the history of Cuban music to collaborate on what became the best selling album 'Buena Vista Social Club'. Inspired by these colourful characters and their extraordinary music, director Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas) film follows the musicians from Havana to Amsterdam and finally to Carnegie Hall in New York. 

Buena Vista Social Club review: A wonderful documentary
Wim Wenders will bring 'Buena Vista Social Club' sequel to the screen

Gimme the Loot
12:55AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Adam Leon
Starring:  Ty Hickson, Tashiana Washington, Joshua Rivera
What's it about?
Malcom and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark - but they need to raise $500 to pull it off. Over two whirlwind sun-soaked summer days, the duo travel on an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas and stolen sneakers to execute the scheme that'll make them the most famous writers in New York.

TUESDAY 4 DECEMBER

Innocence
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Czech Republic, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Czech
Director: Jan Hrebejk
Starring: Anna Geislerová, Ondrej Vetchý, Hynek Cermák
What's it about?
Tomas, a highly esteemed doctor, finds himself embroiled in a scandal when Olinka, a 14-year-old patient, accuses him of molestation. Though the disturbed girl has taken liberties with the truth in the past, there are some damning details in her allegations that make them impossible to dismiss. As his once-idyllic life descends into chaos, Tomas must also contend with a police detective who has a personal interest in putting him away. 

WEDNESDAY 5 DECEMBER

Thirst
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Australia, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Robert Carter
Starring: Tom Green, Victoria Haralabidou, Myles Pollard, Hannah Mangan Alice
What's it about?
Minna digs holes in search of something rare and mysterious. Boyce, a mining company man and failed comedian, is instructed to return Minna to the city against her will. Kit, beautiful and rebellious, Zac, confused and angry, steal a car in an attempt at freedom. Isolated in their different ways, the four are forced together as time runs out. Against the odds, can they find what is missing from their lives before it is too late. 

The X Files
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Canada, USA, 1998
Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Rob Bowman
Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Martin Landau
What's it about?
In their first feature-film outing, Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.

The X Files: I Want to Believe
10:55PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Canada, USA, 2008
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Chris Carter
Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Xzibit
What's it about?
When a group of women are mysteriously abducted, it becomes a case right out of the X-Files. The best team for the job is ex-agents Fox Mulder and Dr. Dana Scully, who have no desire to revisit their dark past. Still, the truth of these horrific crimes is out there somewhere - and it will take Mulder and Scully to find it.

1987: When the Day Comes
11:15PM, SBS

MA15+
South Korea, 2017
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Language: Korean
Director: Jang Joon-hwan
Starring: Ha Jung-woo, Kim Yoon-seok, Yoo Hae-jin, Kim Tae-Ri
What's it about?
In 1987 Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government of officials are quick to cover up the death and order the body to be cremated. A prosecutor who is supposed to sign the cremation release, raises questions about a 21-year-old kid dying of a heart attack, and he begins looking into the case for truth. Despite a systematic attempt to silence everyone involved in the case, the truth gets out, causing an eruption of public outrage.

Maya Dardel
12:05AM, SBS

Poland, USA, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Zachary Cotler, Magdalena Zyzak
Starring: Lena Olin, Nathan Keyes, Alexander Koch, Rosanna Arquette
What's it about?
An internationally respected poet announces she is going to kill herself and needs an heir and executor. Young writers drive up the mountain to compete for the position and are challenged intellectually, emotionally, and erotically.

THURSDAY 6 DECEMBER

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?
When Angèle returns to her home town of Normandy after a two-year absence she is terrified that she will not be able to look the young son she left behind. Through a personal ad she meets Tony, a fisherman who lives with his widowed mother. The two couldn’t make a more unlikely pair, but they soon form a fractured relationship. But will the secret that Angèle harbours threaten their future? 

Angele and Tony review

Building Star Trek
9:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Mick Grogan
Featuring: Simon Pegg, Nichelle Nichols, Karl Urban
What's it about?
When "Star Trek" first aired in 1966, it expanded the viewers' imaginations about what was possible in their lifetimes. Today, many of the space-age technologies displayed on the show, like space shuttles, cell phones, and desktop computers, have already gone from science fiction to science fact. Other innovations, like warp drive, teleportation, and medical tricorders are actively in development. Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of "Star Trek" - a show that continues to inform, enrich, and inspire.

Black Dynamite
9:35PM, NITV

MA15+
USA, 2009
Genre: Comedy, Action
Language: English, Italian
Director: Scott Sanders
Starring: Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Nicole Ari Parker, Bokeem Woodbine
What's it about?
This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House. A hilarious parody of the 1970's blaxploitation genre, that went on to spawn an animated series of the same name.

FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER

Runaway
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1984
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Michael Crichton
Starring: Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, Kirstie Alley
What's it about?
In the near future, robots are crafted for the purpose of serving man. But now, guided by a sinister force, they're committing murder. Jack Ramsay (Selleck) is a sergeant in the Runaway Squad - a security force dedicated to the termination of defective, or 'runaway' robots. Ramsay and his assistant Thompson (Rhodes) are called in when two electronic engineers meet violent deaths, and together they discover a link between the murders and the development of a terrifying new weapon by an evil mastermind. 

The Thin Red Line
8:30PM, SBS

M
USA, 1998
Genre: War
Language: English
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Adrien Brody, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, James Caviezel, Nick Nolte
What's it about?
In 1942, Private Witt is a U.S. Army absconder living peacefully with the locals of a small South Pacific island. Discovered by his commanding officer, Sergeant Welsh, Witt is forced to resume his active duty training for the Battle of Guadalcanal. As Witt and his unit land on the island, and the American troops mount an assault on entrenched Japanese positions, the story explores their various fates and attitudes towards life-or-death situations. Nominated for seven 1999 Academy Awards including Best Picture.

The Thin Red Line Review

Love Is the Perfect Crime
12:10AM, SBS

MA15+
France, Switzerland, 2013
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: French
Director: Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu
Starring: Karin Viard, Mathieu Amalric, Sara Forestier
What's it about?
Marc, in his 40s, is a professor of literature at the University of Lausanne. Still a bachelor — and still living with his sister Marianne in a huge, isolated chalet that they inherited when they were very young — he carries on one love affair after another with his students. Winter has almost ended when one of his most brilliant students, Barbara, suddenly disappears. Two days later, Marc meets Barbara’s mother, Anna, who wants to find out more about her vanished daughter.

Weekend
12:50PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Andrew Haigh
Starring: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race
What's it about?
On a Friday night after hanging out with his straight mates, Russell (Cullen) heads out to a gay club, alone and on the pull. Just before closing time he picks up Glen (New) and that weekend, in bars and in bedrooms, getting drunk and taking drugs, telling stories and having sex, the two men get to know each other. It is an encounter that will resonate throughout their lives.

Weekend Review

 

SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER

The Darjeeling Limited
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2007
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Irrfan Khan, Amara Karan
What's it about?
Francis (Wilson) has recently suffered a near fatal motorbike accident. Peter (Brody) is conflicted about becoming a father, while youngest sibling Jack (Schwartman) is heartbroken at having split up with his girlfriend. Francis wants them all to find spirituality – and he’s got it scheduled on laminated itineraries. From writer/director Wes Anders (The Royal Tenenbaums,  Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel).

The Darjeeling Limited Review

Chasing the Light
8:45PM, NITV (repeats 12:55AM)

MA15+
USA, 2016
Genre: 
Comedy
Language: 
English
Director: 
Blackhorse Lowe
Starring: Jason Asenap, Patricia del Rio, Scott Hale 
What's it about?
Riggs, a down on his luck screenwriter, struggles to finish a script. But failed suicide attempts, unstable friends, drug deals and memories of his ex-girlfriend interfere.

I Heart Huckabees
10:25PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2004
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: David O. Russell
Starring: Naomi Watts, Jude Law, Jason Schwartzman, Isabelle Huppert, Mark Wahlberg, Lily Tomlin, Dustin Hoffman
What's it about?
Albert Markovski (Schwartzman), head of the Open Spaces Coalition, has been experiencing an alarming series of coincidences, the meaning of which escapes him. With the help of two Existential Detectives, Bernard and Vivian Jaffe (Hoffman and Tomlin), Albert examines his life, his relationships, and his conflict with Brad Stand (Law), an executive climbing the corporate ladder at Huckabees, a popular chain of retail superstores. From writer/director David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle).

Arbitrage
10:25PM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2012
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth, Laetitia Casta, Chris Eigeman
What's it about?
On the eve of his 60th birthday, New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Gere) is the portrait of success - at least on the surface. In reality, Miller is in over his head, trying desperately to sell his empire to a big bank before the authorities and his family uncover the depth of his fraud. Unexpectedly, a critical error forces Miller to juggle family, business and crime with the aid of a former associate, but a detective's suspicions mean it may already be too late.

Wall Street scams get personal in 'Arbitrage'

The Girl Who Played with Fire
12:20AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Sweden, 2009
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Language: Swedish, Italian, French
Director: Daniel Alfredson
Starring: 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 9 DECEMBER

Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys
7:15PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Brian Stillman
What's it about?
Plastic Galaxy explores the ground breaking and breathtaking world of 'Star Wars' toys. Through interviews with former Kenner employees, experts, authors, and collectors, the documentary looks at the toys' history, influence, and the passions they elicit today.

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
8:30PM, NITV

PG
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Samuel D. Pollard
Featuring: Sammy Davis, Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Jerry Lewis
What's it about?
Explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory blazed across the major flashpoints of American society from the Depression to the 1980s. A star-studded roster of interviewees (including Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal) pay tribute to the legendary, multi-talented song-and-dance man.

Asterix at the Olympic Games
8:30PM, 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
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?

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
10:20PM, NITV

PG
USA, 2014
Genre: Music, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Alex Gibney
Featuring: Mick Jagger, James Brown, Bootsy Collins, Chuck D, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson
What's it about?
James Brown changed the face of American music forever. Abandoned by his parents at an early age, Brown was a self-made man who became one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, not just through his music, but also as a social activist. Charting his journey from rhythm and blues to funk, this documentary from Alex Gibney (Going Clear, Finding Fela) features rare and previously unseen footage, photographs and interviews, chronicling the musical ascension of “the hardest working man in show business,” from his first hit, “Please, Please, Please,” in 1956, to his iconic performances at the Apollo Theater, the T.A.M.I. Show, the Paris Olympia and more.

1941
10:40PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1979
Genre: Comedy, War
Language: English, German, Japanese
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi
What's it about?
It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces. Everywhere in California, people are suffering from war nerves. Chaos erupts all over the state. An Army Air Corps Captain, a civilian with a deranged sense of Nationalism, civilian defenders, and a Motor Pool crew all end up chasing a Japanese sub planning to attack LA.

Unresolved Sexual Tension
12:50AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Spain, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Miguel Ángel Lamata
Starring: Norma Ruíz, Pilar Rubio, Salomé Jiménez
What's it about?
University Professor Juanjo falls into a tailspin of depression and confusion after being dumped by his girlfriend. Convinced that he is being manipulated by her he persuades his boldest student, Nico, to help him regain his former love. However, their seemingly simple plan ends up being a perverse game.