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28 Aug 2019 - 11:59 AM  UPDATED 29 Aug 2019 - 10:39 AM

For highlights on SBS World Movies (digital channel 32) from the 2nd of September to 8th of September, follow the link below:

SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 2 - 8 September
Highlights this week on SBS World Movies include the smash hit anime Your Name., the NYC coming-of-age drama Little Men, the Turkish Oscar-nominee Mustang, the Jim Jarmusch classic Down By Law, stage adaptations Fences (with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis) and Una (starring Ben Mendelsohn and Rooney Mara), and more...

MONDAY 2 SEPTEMBER

Beyond the Mat
11:00AM, NITV (repeats 9:30PM, Wed 4 Sept)

PG
USA, 1999
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Barry W. Blaustein
Featuring: Mick Foley, Terry Funk, Jake Roberts, Jesse Ventura, Dwayne Johnson
What's it about?
This look at professional wrestling focuses on the lives of wrestlers outside of the ring, especially Mick Foley, Terry Funk, and Jake Roberts. The film heavily focuses on the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), often criticising it and its chairman Vince McMahon. It also follows Extreme Championship Wrestling, its rise in popularity, and many other independent wrestlers and organisations.

Next Goal Wins
12:45PM, NITV

M
UK, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Mike Brett, Steve Jamison
What's it about?
In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst football team on the planet. An inspirational story about the power of hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, and an object lesson in what it really means to be a winner in life.

Salute
9:35PM, NITV (repeats 10:00AM, Tues 3 Sept)

PG
Australia, USA, 2008
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Matt Norman
What's it about?
The black power salute by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in the US civil rights struggle. Far less known is the part in that episode in history played by Peter Norman, the white Australian on the podium who had run second – and the price paid afterward by all three athletes.

WEDNESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

Hardcore Henry
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Russia, 2015
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Language: English, Russian
Director: Ilya Naishuller
Starring: Sharlto Copley, Tim Roth, Haley Bennett, Danila Kozlovsky
What's it about?
Henry remembers nothing, having just been brought back from the dead by his wife (Bennett). She tells him his name, and minutes later he's being shot at, she's been kidnapped, and he attempts to rescue her. Her captor is Akan (Kozlovsky), a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. In the unfamiliar city of Moscow, everyone wants Henry dead, except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy (Copley), who may or may not be on Henry's side. 

THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future
7:30PM, NITV (repeats 12:30PM, Fri 6 Sept)

PG
Canada, USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Damon Kwame Mason
What's it about?
A film that presents and retells the unknown contributions of black athletes in ice hockey. For decades, hockey was seen as a homogeneous sport, exciting to watch but played by one kind of player. But people deserve to now know of the exploits of athletes who dared to stand out, and dared to make the sport their own. These black athletes dared to give their sport soul.

FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

Khumba
7:30PM (repeats 10:00AM, Sat 7 Sept)

G
South Africa, 2013
Genre: Family, Adventure, Animation
Language: English
Director: Anthony Silverston
Starring (voice cast): Jake T. Austin, Steve Buscemi, Liam Neeson, Laurence Fishburne
What's it about?
A half-striped zebra is blamed for the drought and leaves his herd in search of his missing stripes. He is joined on his quest by an overprotective wildebeest and a flamboyant ostrich; they defeat the tyrannical leopard and save his herd.

The September Issue
8:30PM, SBS

PG
USA, 2009
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: R.J. Cutler
Featuring: Anna Wintour
What's it about?
Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue for 20 years, is the most powerful and polarising figure in fashion. Director R.J. Cutler delivers a rare insider account of the nine months leading up to the printing of the highly anticipated September issue of the magazine, which promises to be the biggest one ever. At the eye of this annual fashion hurricane is the two decade relationship between Wintour and Grace Coddington. Through them, we see close up the delicate creative chemistry it takes to remain at the top of the ever changing fashion field.

The September Issue review: Rag trade doc a portrait of grace under pressure

Bra Boys: Blood Is Thicker Than Water
2:25AM, SBS

M
Australia, 2007
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sunny Abberton, Macario De Souza
What's it about?
Chronicles the cultural evolution of the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and the social struggle faced by its youth - the notorious surf gang known as the Bra Boys. Narrated by Russell Crowe. 

SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1998
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Cameron Diaz, Tobey Maguire
What's it about?
For sports writer Raoul Duke (Depp) and his attorney Dr Gonzo (Del Toro), the proud highway leads straight to Las Vegas in a mean crimson convertible dubbed 'The Red Shark'. Packing a truckload of mind-bending pharmaceuticals along with an armoury of herbal remedies, the two are on a savage journey to the heart of the American Dream. Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, and directed by Terry Gilliam (Brazil, Twelve Monkeys).

Here I Am
8:30PM, NITV (repeats 12:00AM)

M
Australia, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Beck Cole
Starring: Shai Pittman, Quinaiha Scott, Bruce Carter, Marcia Langton
What's it about?
Fresh out of prison, Karen (Pittman), a beautiful young Aboriginal woman, finds herself stuck on the streets. She finds sanctuary at a shelter for Aboriginal women where she begins the painful journey of reconnecting with her estranged mother and her young daughter. Featuring cinematography by Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah and Sweet Country).

Here I Am Review

Black Swan
8:30PM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2010
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder
What's it about?
Nina (Portman, in an Oscar-winning performance) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life is completely consumed with dance. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition - a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. As the two young dancers' rivalry turns into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her. 

Black Swan Review

mother!
10:35PM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2017
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer
What's it about?
A couple's (Lawrence, Bardem) relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. The controversial latest feature from Aronofsky, director of The WrestlerBlack Swan and Requiem For a Dream.

Buena Vista Social Club
10:05PM, NITV

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

SUNDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

Convict
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Australia, 2014
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: David Field
Starring: David Field, David Roberts, Richard Green
What's it about?
When former soldier Ray Francis (Basha) is arrested and sentenced following a street altercation, he confronts a new world of violence and brutality behind bars in a notorious Sydney prison. Ray's survival depends on his military training and a moral code that will be tested to the extreme as he battles a dangerous drug lord and the brutality of prison wardens. Filmed in Sydney in prison locations, this is a hard hitting and shocking portrayal of Australian prison life. 

Convict Review

The Ground We Won
10:35PM, NITV

M
New Zealand, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Christopher Pryor
What's it about?
With great bawdiness and backbone, a rugby team made up of farmers strive to redeem themselves from a long run of bitter loses. In the face of the hefty demands of farming and fatherhood, the Saturday game becomes the focus of the men’s passions and the ground on which their worth is proved. A highly authentic, slice of life film about the challenges and joys of manhood, as seen through the rites and rituals of a rural New Zealand rugby club.

Sherpa: Trouble on Everest
12:50AM, SBS

M
Nepal, Australia, 2015
Genre: Documentary, Adventure
Language: Nepali, English
Director: Jennifer Peedom
What's it about?
In 2013, the world's media reported on a shocking mountain-high brawl as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. Director Jennifer Peedom and her team set out to uncover the cause of this altercation, intending to film the 2014 climbing season from the Sherpa's point-of-view. Instead, they captured Everest's greatest tragedy, when a huge block of ice crashed down onto the climbing route. Nominated for a 2016 BAFTA award for Best Documentary.