• Martin Scorsese's 1985 dark comedy After Hours airs 12:00PM midday this Friday, 10th May. (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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6 May 2019 - 8:33 AM  UPDATED 6 May 2019 - 8:33 AM

MONDAY 6 MAY

The Other Son
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Lorraine Lévy
Starring: Emmanuelle Devos, Pascal Elbé, Jules Sitruk
What's it about?
While preparing to carry out his military service for the Israeli army, Joseph (Sitruk) discovers that he was switched at birth with Yacine (Dehbi) who has been raised by Joseph’s real parents- who are Palestinian. The revelation causes turmoil in both families and forces them to examine their identities, values and beliefs. 

The Other Son review: An identity tale told with true passion

Croker Island Exodus
12:00PM, NITV

PG
Australia, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Steven McGregor
What's it about?
1942, Croker Island, as Japanese bomb the North, 95 Aboriginal children and their missionary carers make a remarkable journey to safety 3000 miles across the Australian continent.

As Japanese bomb Australia in 1942, children and carers from the Croker Island Mission embarked on a 5,000 mile journey

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe
1:45PM, NITV

PG
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ros Horin
Featuring: Aminata Conteh-Biger, Yordanos Haile-Michael, Rosemary Kariuki-Fyfe, Yarrie Bangura
What's it about?
Four African Australian women (former refugees), all victims of sexual abuse and violence, take on the risky and difficult challenge of creating and performing their stories in a professional Theatre production. The film charts their journeys over a 5-year period from tentative and painful beginnings in exploratory workshops through to the eventual triumph of their theatre show against all the odds.

TUESDAY 7 MAY

Delicacy
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2011
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: French
Director: Stéphane Foenkinos, David Foenkinos
Starring: Francois Damiens, Audrey Tautou
What's it about?
Natalie (Tautou) isn’t certain of anything anymore. One minute she is happily married, successful in her career and convinced the future is full of promise. But then a tragic accident occurs and her whole world is turned upside down. Years later, still bruised by grief, she impulsively kisses her colleague Markus (Damiens). For Natalie, it is just a kiss. For the awkward, unassuming Markus, it is the moment in which he falls hopelessly, helplessly in love.

House of Pleasures
12:40PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
France, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Bertrand Bonello
Starring: Hafsia Herzi, Céline Sallette, Jasmine Trinca
What's it about?
Follows the lives of a group of prostitutes living in a luxurious Parisian brothel in the dawn of the 20th century. From pregnancy scares, to marriage proposals, to drug use and violent clients, this film explore the drama of this hidden world. From acclaimed director Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, Nocturama).

Footnote
2:05AM, SBS

PG
Israel, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew
Director: Joseph Cedar
Starring: Shlomo Bar Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Alma Zack, Alisa Rosen
What's it about?
Winner of the Best Screenplay award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and a Best Foreign Language Film nominee at the 2012 Oscars, this is the story of a rivalry between a father (Bar-Aba) and son (Ashkenazi) who are also professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak. 

Footnote: Lior Ashkenazi interview
Footnote Review

Footnote

WEDNESDAY 8 MAY

Whiplash
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2014
Genre: Music, Drama
Language: English
Director: Damien Chazelle
Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist
What's it about?
Andrew Neiman (Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, in pursuit of rising to the top of his elite music conservatory. Terence Fletcher (Simmons, in an Oscar-winning performance), an instructor known for his terrifying teaching methods, discovers Andrew and transfers him into the top jazz ensemble, forever changing his life. But Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink of his ability and sanity. Nominated for Best Picture at the 2015 Academy Awards.

Whiplash treats music school like a warzone (interview)
Whiplash Review

Whiplash

Bird
10:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1988
Genre: Drama, Music
Language: English
Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora, Keith David
What's it about?
Clint Eastwood, a noted jazz aficionado, directs this heartfelt study of pioneering bop saxophonist Charlie Parker (Whitaker). Moving forward and backward through Parker's brief life before his death of a heroin overdose at age 34, the film foregrounds the saxophonist's difficult relationship with his wife, Chan Parker (Venora), but also features lengthy scenes of Parker improvising on stage, lit with the neon and cigarette smoke of vintage jazz clubs.

Supernova
12:05AM, SBS

M
Netherlands, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: Dutch
Director: Tamar van den Dop
Starring: Gaite Jansen, Tamar van den Dop, Bob Schwarze, Elise van't Laar
What's it about?
Meis is fifteen, lives in the back of beyond and aspires to a grand and stirring life, but all that happens is the passing of the time, waiting for the next car to run into the front of the house.

Supernova Review

THURSDAY 9 MAY

A Pelada
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Brazil, Belgium, 2014
Genre: Comedy
Language: Portuguese
Director: Damien Chemin
Starring: Tuca Andrada, Kika Farias, Karen Junqueira
What's it about?
Frightened by the routine of marriage, an ordinary young couple thinks they can revive the flame of their passion through new sexual experiences. Regrettably, the confrontation with their own taboos is going to complicate their relationship. The inevitable intimate revelations made over the course of these misadventures threaten to push the couple over the edge of the abyss.

Money Talks
9:00PM, NITV (repeats 1:30AM)

MA15+
USA, 1997
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Brett Ratner
Starring: Chris Tucker, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Paul Sorvino, Elise Neal
What's it about?
Fast-talking con man Franklin Hatchett (Tucker) is wrongfully accused of killing cops and needs protection from the police, the mob and his very pregnant girlfriend. Struggling television newsman James Russell (Sheen) needs a story. The two meet, and it's like a match to gasoline as they dodge bullets in a series of hair-raising escapes involving big diamonds, fast cars and a deadly game of hide-and-seek.

Russell Brand: A Second Coming
10:55PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ondi Timoner
What's it about?
This documentary (from Dig! director Ondi Timoner) chronicles comedian and activist Russell Brand's journey from addict, self-proclaimed narcissist and Hollywood star living in the fast-lane, to his current and unexpected role as political disruptor and newfound hero to the underserved. Criticised for egomaniacal self-interest, Brand injects his madness into the world and calls for revolution.

Brand: A Second Coming review

FRIDAY 10 MAY

After Hours
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1985
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Catherine O'Hara, Teri Garr, Linda Fiorentino
What's it about?
When uptown New Yorker Paul (Dunne) innocently meets downtown girl Marcy (Arquette), he's uncontrollably drawn into a vortex of wild, malevolent and paranoid adventures that nothing in his humdrum life as a word processor has prepared him for. A rare comedy - albeit a dark one - from legendary director Martin Scorsese, which has grown a cult following since its release.

Martin Scorsese's 1985 dark comedy After Hours airs 12:00PM midday this Friday, 10th May.

Wadjda
7:30PM, NITV (repeats 10:00AM, Sat 11 May)

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 Talented Mr Ripley
8:30PM, SBS

M
USA, 1999
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Anthony Minghella
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cate Blanchett, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon
What's it about?
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley (Damon), a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf (Law), a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures. Nominated for five 1999 Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Law).

The Talented Mr Ripley Review

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Hangin' With The Homeboys
9:10PM, NITV (repeats 12:30AM)

M
USA, 1991
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Joseph B. Vasquez
Starring: Doug E. Doug, Mario Joyner, John Leguizamo, Nestor Serrano
What's it about?
Two African-Americans and two Puerto-Ricans (though one pretends to be Italian) go out on the town on a Friday night. They will be forced to get to know each other, and even worse, learn to like each other as friends.

I'd Receive the Worst News from Your Beautiful Lips
10:50PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Brazil, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Portuguese
Director: Beto Brant, Renato Ciasca
Starring: Camila Pitanga, Gustavo Machado, Zé Carlos Machado, Gero Camilo
What's it about?
Cauby is a Brazilian photographer who moves to the country town of Pará. He meets and falls in love with a model called Lavínia who is the wife of a pastor. Soon after pleading with the girl to leave her husband, the pastor is murdered and Lavínia disappears. All fingers point towards Cauby. 

Turn Me On, Goddammit
12:50AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Norway, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Language: Norwegian, English
Director: Jannicke Systad Jacobsen
Starring: Helene Bergsholm, Malin Bjørhovde, Henriette Steenstrup
What's it about?
15-year old Alma lives with her best friend in a sleepy village in the mountains of Norway, and is consumed by her out-of-control fantasies. Yearning to escape and battling her hormones, she can’t help but dream about every man she meets. One day, however, she meets Artur, and her daydreams turn into a reality.

The Precocious and Brief Life of Sabina Rivas
12:15AM, SBS

M
Mexico, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Luis Mandoki
Starring: Joaquín Cosio, Greisy Mena, Fernando Moreno
What's it about?
Honduran teenager Sabina Rivas intends to get to the United States, harbouring dreams of becoming a famous singer and distancing herself from her boyfriend turned vicious gang member. To cross the Suchiate River towards the US and to dream about a better life is easy. The challenge is to cross Mexico and its brothels, migratory agents, and ruthless gangs. 

SATURDAY 11 MAY

Intolerable Cruelty
8:30PM, SBS

M
USA, 2003
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rush
What's it about?
A successful divorce attorney, Miles Massey (Clooney), marries a revenge-seeking gold digger (Zeta-Jones) who plans on making a killing from their divorce. An homage to classic Hollywood screwball comedies such as His Girl Friday and The Lady Eve from the Coen Brothers (The Big LebowskiO Brother Where Art Thou?).

Intolerable Cruelty review: A romantic comedy with bite

Love Jones
8:35PM, NITV (Repeats 1:05AM)

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 (Tate) is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley (Long), 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.

Magic Magic
10:20PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Chile, 2013
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Sebastian Silva
Starring: Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Agustín Silva
What's it about?
When Alicia (Temple) flies from California to Chile in order to spend time with her cousin Sarah (Browning), she finds herself taken on an island holiday with Sarah's friends. Unable to speak the language, Alicia grows anxious at her unfamiliar surroundings and when Sarah has to leave, Alicia's social isolation and insomnia take hold, leading to increasingly erratic behaviour. 

Magic Magic: Juno Temple interview
Magic magic Review

Black And White
10:30PM, NITV

M
UK, Australia, 2002
Genre: Drama
Language: English 
Director: Craig Lahiff
Starring: David Ngoombujarra, Robert Carlyle, Charles Dance, Ben Mendelsohn, Kerry Fox
What's it about?
Based on a real event in the late 50s in South Australia. When a 9-year-old girl is found raped and murdered in a cave at Ceduna beach not far from Adelaide, police arrest Aboriginal Max Stuart (Ngoombujarra), who signs a confession under duress, after claiming to be innocent of the crime. Local Irish migrant lawyer David O’Sullivan (Carlyle) and partner Helen Devaney (Fox) are assigned to the hopeless case as legal aid defence lawyers.

Black and White review: One man's conviction divided a nation.

C'est la vie!
1:10AM, SBS

M
France, 2017
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Starring: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Gilles Lellouche, Jean-Paul Rouve, Vincent Macaigne
What's it about?
Max is a battle-weary veteran of the wedding-planning racket. His latest — and last — gig is a hell of a fête, involving stuffy period costumes for the caterers, a vain, hyper- sensitive singer who thinks he's a Gallic James Brown, and a morose, micromanaging groom determined to make Max's night as miserable as possible. But what makes the affair too bitter to endure is that Max's colleague and ostensible girlfriend, Joisette, seems to have written him off, coolly going about her professional duties while openly flirting with a much younger server.

SUNDAY 12 MAY

Napoleon Dynamite
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 2004
Genre: Comedy
Language: English 
Director: Jared Hess
Starring: Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader, Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino
What's it about?
Napoleon Dynamite (Heder) is a listless and geeky teen living in the backwater town of Preston, Idaho, with his grandmother and unemployed older brother. Granny skips town, so Napoleon's uncle Rico comes to stay with them and proceeds to interfere in their lives. Meanwhile, Napoleon's busy trying to help his best friend, Pedro, get elected class president. 

Napoleon Dynamite Review
Current Attractions: Napoleon Dynamite turns 10, and the best drug scenes in movies

Althea
8:30PM, NITV

PG
USA, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English 
Director: Rex Miller
What's it about?
Althea Gibson’s life and achievements transcend sports. A truant from the rough streets of Harlem, Althea emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s. Her roots as a sharecropper’s daughter, her family’s migration north to Harlem in the 1930s, mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins and others, and fame that thrust her unwillingly into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement, all bring her story into a much broader realm of the American story.

NITV celebrates trailblazing athlete Althea Gibson

Darfur Now
10:00PM, NITV

M
USA, 2007
Genre: Documentary
Language: Arabic, English, Spanish
Director: Ted Braun
Featuring: Don Cheadle, Hejewa Adam, Adam Sterling, Ahmed Mahammed Abaka
What's it about?
This acclaimed documentary follows the story of six people who are determined to end the suffering in Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur. The six - an American activist, an international prosecutor, a Sudanese rebel, a sheikh, a leader of the World Food Program and an internationally known actor - demonstrate the power of how one individual can create extraordinary changes.

Teen Lust
10:10PM, 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).

The Front Line
11:40PM, SBS VICELAND

South Korea, 2011
Genre: Drama, Action, War
Language: Korean
Director: Jang Hoon
Starring: Shin Ha-kyun, Go Soo, Ryu Seung-su, Ryu Seung-ryong
What's it about?
Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to capture a strategic point that would determine the new border between two nations. The ownership of this small patch of land would swap multiple times each day. Kang is dispatched to the front line in order to investigate the tacit case that’s been happening there.