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MONDAY 10 DECEMBER

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
10:30AM, 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?
Charting James Brown's 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.

Presumed Guilty
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Vincent Garenq
Starring: Noemie Lvovsky, Philippe Torreton
What's it about?
The harrowing true story of Alain Marécaux, a respected lawyer, husband and father whose life is shattered by false allegations of child abuse. His fight to prove his innocence in the face of overwhelming injustice is a riveting indictment on our legal systems.

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
12:35PM, NITV (repeats 10:05PM)

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.

Ella
8:30PM, NITV (repeats Tues 11 Dec, 10:00AM)

G
Australia, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Douglas Watkin
Featuring: Ella Havelka
What's it about?
Ella Havelka made history in 2013 by becoming the first Indigenous dancer at the 50-year-old Australian Ballet. In this documentary, Ella – a descendant of the Wiradjuri people – charts her inspiring journey from growing up in modest circumstances as the only child of a single mother in rural Australia to gaining entry to National Ballet School, then spending formative years with the acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre before accepting the invitation of The Australian Ballet's artistic director David McAllister to join one of the world's foremost ballet companies.

Wiradjuri Ballet dancer, Ella Havelka

Star Trek: The Motion Picture
9:00PM, SBS VICELAND

G
USA, 1979
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Robert Wise
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, James Doohan
What's it about?
An alien spacecraft (disguised within a huge energy cloud) advances on Earth and destroys all Klingon warships in its path. Admiral Kirk, demoted to 'Captain', takes control of the newly redesigned Starship Enterprise, but his biggest battle is internal politics. As the crew searches out the force in the cloud, one of their own is captured and a robot replica is sent as a replacement. But is the enemy ship what it seems?

Killer Joe
1:00AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2011
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Language: English
Director: William Friedkin
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon, Juno Temple
What's it about?
Cash-strapped drug dealer Chris Smith (Hirsch) hatches a plan with his father (Church) and stepmother, Sharla (Gershon), to have his mother murdered and split the 50-grand insurance payout. Enter 'Killer' Joe Cooper (McConaughey), a smooth-talking local cop with a profitable sideline as a hitman, and whose lecherous eye lands on Chris' virginal sister Dottie (Temple), quickly turning things from bad to worse for everyone. Directed by William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist), and based on a play by Tracy Letts (August: Osage County).

Killer Joe Review

TUESDAY 11 DECEMBER

The Woman of My Dreams
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Italy, 2010
Genre: Comedy
Language: Italian
Director: Luca Lucini
Starring: Stefania Sandrelli, Luca Argentero, Alessandro Gassman, Valentina Lodovini
What's it about?
Stefania Sandrelli (The First Beautiful Thing) stars as Alba, the mother of two very different adult sons. While Giorgio (Gassman) is a playboy who constantly cheats on his wife, Leonardo (Argentero, Eat Pray Love) is always unlucky in love. When Leonardo finally meets the woman of his dreams, Sara (Lodovini), he brings her home to meet the family, but it appears this is not the first time that Sara has met Giorgio.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1982
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure 
Language: English
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, James Doohan
What's it about?
The Starship U.S.S. Enterprise is on a routine training mission when Admiral James T. Kirk learns that a top-secret device named Project Nemesis has been appropriated by Kirk's old enemy Khan, a brilliant renegade from the 20th century, who uses this universe-threatening device in a deadly game of revenge. Aided by his band of genetic supermen, Khan sets out in pursuit of the Enterprise, determined to kill Kirk.

Yves Saint Laurent
11:30PM, SBS

M
France, Belgium, 2014
Genre: Drama, Biography
Language: French
Director: Jalil Lespert
Starring: Pierre Niney
What's it about?
A biopic on the life of French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent (Niney), starting from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge (Gallienne).

Yves Saint Laurent review: A must for fashion lovers

WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER

Ghost Graduation
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Spain, 2012
Genre: Comedy
Language: Spanish
Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera
Starring: Raúl Arévalo, Alexandra Jiménez, Javier Bódalo
What's it about?
From an early age, high school teacher Modesto has been able to see ghosts, but rather than acknowledge his gift, he is convinced that he is losing his mind and spends all his money on shrinks. After being fired from every job he has ever held, Modesto is called upon by the principal of Monforte High to deal with a rather peculiar problem that only Modesto can deal with: a group of ghost students that has been haunting the school since dying in a grisly accident in 1986, causing endless mischief and havoc.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1984
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure
Language: Russian, English
Director: Leonard Nimoy
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
What's it about?
The defeat of Khan and the creation of the Genesis planet are empty victories. Spock is dead and McCoy is inexplicably being driven insane. A surprise visit from Spock's father provides a startling revelation about Spock's life force. With friends in limbo and in pain, Kirk squares off with the Klingons in a deadly rendezvous.

Gantz
10:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Japan, 2014
Genre: Action
Language: Japanese
Director: Shinsuke Sato
Starring: Kazunari Ninomiya, Kanata Hongô, Ken'ichi Matsuyama
What's it about?
After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth. This cult hit was followed by the 2016 sequel Gantz: O.

The Olive Tree
12:30AM, SBS

M
Germany, Spain, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: German, Spanish
Director: Iciar Bollain
Starring: Anna Castillo, Javier Gutierrez, Pep Ambrós, Manuel Cucala
What's it about?
Alma, 20, works in a chicken farm by the village of Canet, in the province of Castellon, on the East coast of Spain. She has a profound connection with her beloved Grandfather despite the fact he has stopped talking years ago. But when he begins to refuse food too Alma becomes obsessed with an idea: the only way to save her Grandfather is to recover the two thousand year olive tree that the family uprooted and sold 12 years ago against his will. 

The Girl Who Played with Fire
2:25AM, SBS

MA15+
Sweden, 2009
Genre: Thriller, Action, Mystery
Language: Swedish, Italian, French
Director: Daniel Alfredson
Starring: Lena Endre, Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Peter Andersson
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 (Michael 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

THURSDAY 13 DECEMBER

Escort in Love
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Italy, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Language: Italian
Director: Massimiliano Bruno
Starring: Anna Foglietta, Giovanni Bruno, Paola Cortellesi, Raoul Bova
What's it about?
Alice (Cortellesi) is a housewife in a posh part of Rome and a mother to nine-year-old Filippo (Bruno) enjoying a luxurious home and lifestyle. When her husband dies in a car accident she is left with a massive debt and the risk of losing her son. Desperately in need of cash, and with no skills, Alice turns to the oldest profession in the world: prostitution. 

Escort in Love Review

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1986
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction
Language: Finnish, English
Director: Leonard Nimoy
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley
What's it about?
A mysterious alien power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In a frantic attempt to save mankind, Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco where they find a world of punk, pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien as anything they've ever encountered in the far reaches of the galaxy.

Born to Dance
9:35PM, NITV (repeats 12:05PM, Fri 14 Dec)

PG
New Zealand, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Duane Adler
Starring: Derek Hough, BoA, Will Yun Lee
What's it about?
Coming of age tale told through the eyes of 'Tu', an ambitious young man from Auckland who dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer. Also known under the title Make Your Move.

FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER

The Castle of Cagliostro
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
Japan, 1979
Genre: Adventure, Animation
Language: Japanese
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Gorō Naya, Sumi Shimamoto
What's It About?
After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin III and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of fake money, the so called "Goat Bills", he decides to track down the counterfeiter responsible - and steal any other treasures he may find in the Castle of Cagliostro, including the 'damsel in distress' he finds imprisoned there. The first feature of the legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited AwayPrincess Mononoke).

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1989
Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: William Shatner
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
What's it about?
The crew of the Federation starship Enterprise is called to Nimbus III, the Planet of Intergalactic Peace. They are to negotiate in a case of kidnapping only to find out that the kidnapper is a relative of Spock. This man is possessed by his life long search for the planet Shaka-Ri which is supposed to be the source of all life. Together they begin to search for this mysterious planet.

Full Metal Jacket
8:30PM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 1987
Genre: Drama, War
Language: English
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin
What's it about 
Stanley Kubrick's examination of the Vietnam War and the dehumanising process that turns people into trained killers. Joker, Animal Mother, Gomer, Eightball, Cowboy and more all are plunged into a boot-camp hell pitbulled by a leatherlung D.I. (R. Lee Ermey, in an iconic performance) who views the would-be devil dogs as grunts, maggots or something less.

Full Metal Jacket review
R. Lee Ermey, 'Full Metal Jacket' Golden Globe Nominee, Dies at 74

Paradise Road
11:10PM, SBS

MA15+
Australia, 1997
Genre: War, Drama, History
Language: English
Director: Bruce Beresford
Starring: Glenn Close, Cate Blanchett, Pauline Collins, Frances McDormand
What's it about?
The story of a group of women imprisoned by the Japanese in Sumatra during World War II, who form a choir, using music recalled by a fellow inmate, as a way of coping with the trauma of their situation. From Bruce Beresford, director of Breaker Morant and Driving Miss Daisy.

SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER

Lost in Translation
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 2003
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Sofia Coppola
Starring: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris
What's it about?
Bob Harris (Murray) and Charlotte (Johansson) are two Americans in Tokyo. Bob is a movie star in town to shoot a whiskey commercial, while Charlotte is a young woman tagging along with her workaholic photographer husband (Ribisi). Unable to sleep, Bob and Charlotte cross paths one night in the luxury hotel bar, and this chance meeting soon becomes a surprising friendship. Nominated for four 2004 Academy Awards including Best Picture, and winner of the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay (Sofia Coppola).

Lost In Translation Review

Sofia Coppola's 'Lost In Translation'

The Virgin Suicides
10:25PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1999
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Sofia Coppola
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, Danny DeVito, Kathleen Turner, James Woods
What's it about?
The story of five sisters, and their mysterious existence growing up in the 1970s. The film follows the chain of events initiated by one of the Lisbon sisters' suicide attempt, and its effects on their family, their suburban town and most importantly, the young men who loved the Lisbons from afar and whose words provide the narrative for the film. The acclaimed directorial debut of Sofia Coppola (Lost in TranslationMarie-Antoinette).

Combat Girls
12:40AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Germany, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: German
Director: David Wnendt
Starring: Alina Levshin, Jella Haase, Sayed Ahmad
What's it about?
Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, authorities, and everyone else she blames for the decline of her country. She agitates, drinks, fights and plans to memorialise Adolf Hitler in her next tattoo. She takes a 14-year-old under her wing in the neo-Nazi group she calls home. However, Marisa's accidental encounter with a young Afghan refugee challenges her convictions, and threatens her position in the group.

Combat Girls review

Headfirst
1:50AM, SBS

M
Finland, 2014
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: Finnish
Director: Antti Heikki Pesonen
Starring: Armi Toivanen, Eero Ritala, Kai Lehtinen
What's it about?
A dark comedy about a single mother with anger management problems and her teenage daughter who is always in trouble at school. With yet another school comes a new teacher, and a blast from the past for the mother. Before long, an accidental pickpocket and a notoriously lousy storyteller teams up with this one dysfunctional sort-of family, and nothing is the same anymore.

SUNDAY 16 DECEMBER

Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
France, 2012
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy
Language: French
Director: Laurent Tirard
Starring: Gerard Depardieu, Edouard Baer, Guillaume Gallienne, Vincent Lacoste
What's it about?
Baer and Depardieu reprise their roles as comic book duo Asterix and Obelix in this zany adventure, which sees Asterix cross the channel to help his second-cousin Anticlimax face Caesar and the invading Romans. 

A LEGO Brickumentary
8:35PM, SBS

G
USA, Denmark, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Kief Davidson, Daniel Junge
What's it about?
Delves into the extraordinary impact of the Lego brick and the innovative uses for it that have sprung up all over the world. The film takes us to art galleries full of Lego creations, introduces us to Master Builders making movies, into the world of Lego therapy, and brings us along to meet Adult Fans of Lego, each with amazing stories to tell. 

The Carter
10:35PM, NITV

MA15+
USA, 2009
Genre: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Adam Bhala Lough
Featuring: Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Birdman
What's it about?
An in-depth look at Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter Jr, proclaimed by many as the greatest rapper alive. With comprehensive and personal interviews with Lil Wayne, this film also features insight from those that know him best.

50/50
10:35PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2011
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Levine
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anjelica Huston, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anna Kendrick
What's it about?
Adam (Gordon-Levitt) is a 27-year-old writer of radio programs and is diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. With the help of his best friend (Rogen), his mother (Huston), and a young therapist at the cancer center, Adam learns who and what the most important things in his life are. Nominated for two 2011 Golden Globes in the Comedy/Musical categories: Best Actor (Gordon-Levitt) and Best Picture.

50/50 Review
Why the non-toxic male relationships of '50/50' matter

Poongsan
12:25AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
South Korea, 2011
Genre: Drama, Romance, Action, Foreign
Language: Korean
Director: Jai-hong Juhn
Starring: Kye-Sang Yoon, Jong-soo Kim, Han Gi-Joong
What's it about?
A young man names Poongsan fearlessly journeys between North and South Korea to deliver the messages and longings of separated families. One day the South Korean government asks him to sneak into the North to bring over In-oak, the lover of a high-ranking North Korean defector. However Poongsna and In-Oak have a dangerous journey home, and begin to fall in love.