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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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4 Feb 2019 - 8:33 AM  UPDATED 4 Feb 2019 - 8:33 AM

MONDAY 4 FEBRUARY

Angry Inuk
10:00AM, NITV

M
Canada, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: Inuktitut
Director: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
What's it about?
With selfies and social media, a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit is wading into the world of activism, using humour and reason to confront aggressive animal rights vitriol and defend their traditional hunting practices. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.

We Fight
7:30PM, NITV

M
Australia, 1982
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Madelaine McGrady
What's it about?
We Fight is a rare documentary about Aboriginal resistance to the Brisbane Commonwealth Games of 1982.

Check It
9:05PM, NITV (repeats Feb 5, 12:10PM)

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Dana Flor, Toby Oppenheimer
What's it about?
Fed up with being pushed around, a group of gay and trans teens of colour form a gang and fight back on the brutal streets of Washington D.C. They call their gang ‘Check it’ and this group of one-time victims of bullying, rape and abuse have turned the tables on anyone trying to hurt them. The group formed to provide its members safety in numbers and let people know that if they jump a queer kid in D.C., they may get beaten into a coma. 

TUESDAY 5 FEBRUARY

I Corrupt All Cops
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Hong Kong, 2009
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Language: 
Director: Wong Jing
Starring: Eason Chan, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Anthony Wong, Alex Fong Lik-Sun
What's it about?
In the early 1970s, the Governor of Hong Kong decided to clean up the police force. The ICAC was established, whose operation branch was headed by Yim (Bowie Lam). Bong and Unicorn also joined the ICAC. Despite threats of violence and intimidation, they managed to bring about the downfall of the empire of graft.s.

WEDNESDAY 6 FEBRUARY

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Nicholas Mross
Featuring: Gavin Andresen, Brian Armstrong, Margaux Avedisian, Vitalik Buterin
What's it about?
Dan is a 35 year old computer programmer from Pittsburgh who lives a busy life. Along with balancing work, his marriage, and raising his three boys, Dan spends much of his time actively involved in all things Bitcoin. After discovering Bitcoin in 2011, his love and obsession for the crypto-currency was born, revealing an uncharted world of new possibilities for him to explore. 

Battlefield Earth
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2000
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Roger Christian
Starring: Barry Pepper, Forest Whitaker, John Travolta
What's it about?
In the year 3000, Earth has been conquered by the giant Psychlos. Exterminated to the point of extinction, mankind’s survivors live in caves; their sticks and rocks no match for the Psychlos’ advanced technology. One man, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler (Pepper), decides living in the wilderness is not for him. He’s soon captured by Psychlos and taken to their massive dome, built in the ruins of Denver, where he comes to the attention of Terl (Travolta) head of security at the compound and Ker (Whitaker), his subordinate. Terl has been refused a transfer back to the home planet and hatches a plan to use the humans to obtain gold, which he can then use as "leverage". But Tyler sees a chance for freedom. 

Battlefield Earth Review

Barb Wire
10:40PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1996
Genre: Science Fiction, Comedy
Language: English
Director: David Hogan
Starring: Pamela Anderson, Temuera Morrison, Udo Kier, Steve Railsback, Xander Berkeley
What's it about?
A sexy nightclub owner, Barb Wire (Anderson) moonlights as a mercenary in Steel Harbor, one of the last free zones in the now fascist United States. When scientist Cora Devonshire wanders into Barb's establishment, she gets roped into a top-secret government plot involving biological weapons. Soon Barb is reunited with her old flame Axel Hood, who is now Cora's husband and a guerrilla fighter, resulting in plenty of tense action.

The Wound
12:00AM, SBS

MA15+
South Africa, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: Afrikaans, English, Xhosa
Director: John Trengove
Starring: Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay Ncoyini, Thobani Mseleni
What's it about?
Eastern Cape, South Africa. A lonely factory worker, Xolani, takes time off his job to assist during an annual Xhosa circumcision initiation into manhood. In a remote mountain camp that is off limits to women, young men, painted in white ochre, recuperate as they learn the masculine codes of their culture. In this environment of machismo and aggression, Xolani cares for a defiant initiate from Johannesburg, Kwanda, who quickly learns Xolani's best kept secret, that he is in love with another man.

For the Good of Others
12:30AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Spain, 2010
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Language: Spanish
Director: Oskar Santos
Starring: Eduardo Noriega, Belén Rueda, Angie Cepeda
What's it about?
Diego is an emergency room doctor whose work has forced him to become shut off from his family and friends. When he gets into a fight with a patient’s lover, the man pulls a gun and brutally shoots Diego. However, when doctors rush to save his life, there is no bullet wound and Diego has inexplicably healed. He soon finds that this second chance at life has left him with supernatural healing powers, and patients in the hospital that he treats miraculously recover from comas and injuries.

5 Women
2:55AM, SBS

MA15+
France, Germany, 2017
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: German
Director: Olaf Kraemer
Starring: Anna König, Odine Johne, Kaya Marie Möller
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 7 FEBRUARY

Free Men
12:00PM, SBS

M
France, 2011
Genre: Drama, History
Language: French
Director: Ismaël Ferroukhi
Starring: Tahar Rahim, Michael Lonsdale, Lubna Azabal, Mahmoud Shalaby
What's it about?
In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Based on not very known facts about the Muslim community in Paris during WWII, when the Paris Mosque and its dynamic leader played a pivotal role in supporting the resistance and rescuing Jews.

Fruitvale Station
9:30PM, NITV (repeats Feb 8, 12:00PM)

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer
What's it about?
This is the true story of Oscar (Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Spencer), being a better partner to his girlfriend (Diaz), and being a better father to T, their daughter. He starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realises that change is not going to come easy. He crosses paths with friends, family, and strangers, each exchange showing us that there is much more to Oscar than meets the eye. The indie feature debut from director Ryan Coogler (CreedBlack Panther).

Fruitvale Station review: Indie drama shines a light on victim of violence

Jackson: The Last Abortion Clinic
10:50PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Maisie Crow
What's it about?
With a single abortion clinic remaining in the state of Mississippi, the city of Jackson has become ground zero in the nation's battle over reproductive health-care. Jackson is an intimate portrait of the interwoven lives of three women in this town. Wrought with the racial and religious undertones of the Deep South, the lives of two women are deeply affected by the director of the local pro-life crisis pregnancy center and the movement she represents.

Le Dep
11:05PM, NITV

M
Canada, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Sonia Boileau
Starring: Eve Ringuette, Charles Buckell-Robertson, Marco Collin, Yan England
What's it about?
A psychological drama about Lydia, a young Innu woman who works at her father’s convenience store in a small First Nations community in rural Quebec. One night, as she prepares to close up shop, a masked robber enters the store and holds her at gunpoint. This traumatic experience becomes even more troubling when Lydia recognises her assailant. Before long, she will have to make a decision that will forever change the course of her life.

FRIDAY 8 FEBRUARY

Time Of My Life
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Belgium, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Flemish
Director: Nic Balthazar
Starring: Koen De Graeve, Geert Van Rampelberg, Lotte Pinoy
What's it about?
The true story of the case that saw euthanasia legalised in Belgium. Thomas and Mario are lifelong friends, but when Mario is diagnosed with MS they begin a legal fight that will change a nation.

Lord Of The Flies
7:30PM, NITV (repeats Feb 9th, 10:00AM)

PG
UK, 1963
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Peter Brook
Starring: Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards
What's it about?
As war in Europe is about to erupt, a group of well-heeled British schoolboys are flown from London to a safe haven in the South Pacific but are forced to fend for themselves after their plane crashes on a remote island and the pilot is killed. Based on Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding's classic novel of the same name, this film adaptation is a disturbing tale of conflict and savagery.

Lord of the Flies Review

No Country for Old Men
8:30PM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2007
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Starring: Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly MacDonald, Woody Harrelson
What's it about?
In the desolate country near the Rio Grande, hunter Llewellyn Moss (Brolin) stumbles on the aftermath of a drug deal gone wrong. Desperate to improve his circumstances, he acts on impulse and takes a briefcase containing $2 million in cash from the crime scene. His actions make him the target of deadly bounty hunter, Anton Chigurh (Bardem). Winner of the Best Picture Oscar at the 2008 Academy Awards.

No Country for Old Men: Will have you on the edge of your seat.
Why I have a tattoo of Javier Bardem’s Anton Chigurh from 'No Country for Old Men'

Young And Beautiful
11:15PM, SBS

MA15+
France, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: François Ozon
Starring: Marine Vacth, Charlotte Rampling, Nathalie Richard
What's it about?
Acclaimed director François Ozon (Swimming Pool, In The House) helms this erotic tale of sexual awakening. After losing her virginity, 17-year-old budding beauty Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her older gentlemen clients for erotic hotel room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes, while Ozon slyly refrains from offering easy answers.

 

SATURDAY 9 FEBRUARY

Vacant Possession
8:10PM, NITV

M
Australia, 1995
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Margot Nash
Starring: Pamela Rabe, John Stanton, Toni Scanlan
What's it about?
Following the death of her mother Tessa (Pamela Rabe), a young woman, returns after many years to the weather-beaten family home on the shores of Sydney's Botany Bay. But the old family home begins to bring old wounds more and more to life. The story unfolds through flashbacks yet as it progresses the flashbacks merge into the present as it becomes apparent that the situation Tessa has returned to is very much the result of that which passed before.

House of Flying Daggers
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Hong Kong, 2004
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Language: Mandarin
Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring:  Ziyi Zhang, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro
What's it about?
In the Nineth Century, the Tang Dinasty in China is weak and corrupt, and an army of rebels called "The House of the Flying Daggers" fights against the government military forces, and steals from the rich to give to the poor people. Leo (Andy Lau) and Jin (Takeshi Kaneshiro), two captains of the government army, plot a scheme against the rebels using the blind dancer Mei (Zhang Ziyi) to approach their leaders, but their love for Mei leads them to a tragedy. From director Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern, Hero).

House of Flying Daggers: The visual artistry will draw you in

Kung Fu Jungle
10:45PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Hong Kong, China, 2014
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Action
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Director: Teddy Chan
Starring: Donnie Yen, Baoqiang Wang, Charlie Yeung
What's it about?
A martial arts instructor (Yen) is imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom. 

Blind Alley
12:35AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Spain, 2011
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: Spanish
Director: Antonio Trashorras
Starring: Ana de Armas, Diego Cadavid, Leonor Varela
What's it about?
A young girl finds herself trapped in an isolated laundrette and hunted by a sadistic serial killer over the course of one terrifying night. As the sun rises on her torturous game of cat and mouse, she makes a horrifying discovery about her tormentor’s true nature.

SUNDAY 10 FEBRUARY

The Work
8:30PM, NITV

PG
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous
What's it about?
Set entirely inside Folsom Prison, this acclaimed fly-on-the-wall documentary follows three men during four days of intensive group therapy with convicts, revealing an intimate and powerful portrait of authentic human transformation that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.

The Imposter
9:30PM, SBS

M
UK, 2012
Genre: Documentary, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Bart Layton
What's it about?
In 1994, Nicholas Barclay, a 13-year-old Texas boy vanishes from his home without a trace. Three and a half years later, staggering news arrives: the boy has been found, far from home in Spain, disclosing horrific stories of kidnap and torture. His ecstatic family accept him without question, and he integrates back into their lives. Yet why do the family not seem to notice the glaring physical and personality differences between Nicholas and the person who claims to be him? And if this person who has arrived in Texas isn’t Nicholas, then who is he?  

The Imposter Review

After the Apology
10:10PM, NITV

M
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary, History
Language: English
Director: Larissa Behrendt
What's it about?
The rate of Indigenous child removal has actually increased since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered the apology to the ‘stolen generations’ in 2008. Four grandmothers find each other and start a national movement to place extended families as a key solution to the rising number of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care. They are not only taking on the system; they are changing it.

Laurence Anyways
11:00PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Canada, 2012
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: French
Director: Xavier Dolan
Starring: Melvil Poupaud, Nathalie Baye, Suzanne Clément
What's it about?
Laurence (Poupaud), a young french teacher and soon-to- be-published author, enjoys an intense and mutually loving relationship with his fiancée, Fred. But on the day after his 30th birthday, Laurence confesses to Fred that he longs to become a woman, asking her to support him in this transformation. Despite her best efforts, Fred is too hurt by this development, and they break up. Each of them tries to build a new life, without thinking of the past. Five years later, Laurence sends a copy of his first book of poetry to Fred. From acclaimed director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, Heartbeats).

Laurence Anyways Review

The Right Stuff
12:30AM, SBS

PG
USA, 1983
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English
Director: Philip Kaufman
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Barbara Hershey, David Gulpilil
What's it about?
A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the bunch who was the first American to orbit the earth; and the remaining pilots: Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter and Wally Schirra. Winner of four 1984 Academy Awards, and nominated for another four including Best Picture.

The vulnerable masculinity of 'The Right Stuff'

The Right Stuff (1983)