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3 Oct 2019 - 11:45 AM  UPDATED 3 Oct 2019 - 11:45 AM

For highlights on the SBS World Movies channel (digital channel 32) from the 7th to 13th of October, follow the link below:

SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 7 - 13 October
This week's highlights on SBS World Movies (Digital Channel 32) include Shia LaBeouf as John McEnroe in Borg vs. McEnroe, Fan Bingbing in the Chinese comic parable I Am Not Madame Bovary, a tense morality play at sea in 2018's critically acclaimed German-Austrian drama Styx, the heartwarming Indian hit The Lunchbox and more...


River's Edge

USA, 1986
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: Tim Hunter
Starring: Dennis Hopper, Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Roebuck, Ione Skye
What's it about?
A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson (Roebuck), has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions vary.


The Girl with All the Gifts

UK, 2016
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Colm McCarthy
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close, Sennia Nanua
What's it about?
In a heavily guarded compound, a small group of children are being studied to discover the cure to a virus that has ravaged the globe. 10-year-old Melanie (Nanua) and her fellow pupils are second-generation hybrids - part 'Hungry’, part human. But unlike first generation 'Hungries’, Melanie excels in the classroom, is acutely attentive, imaginative and highly intelligent. When the base is overrun by Hungries, Melanie escapes with her favourite teacher, Miss Justineau (Arterton), Sergeant Parks (Considine) and Dr. Caldwell, who is intent on using Melanie to synthesise a vaccine.

After the Last River
9:30PM, NITV (repeats 11:00AM, Thurs 11 Oct)

Canada, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Victoria Lean
What's it about?
In the shadow of of a De Beers diamond mine, a remote indigenous community lurches from crisis to crisis, as their homeland transforms into a modern frontier. Rosie Koostachin delivers donations to families who live in uninsulated sheds, overgrown with toxic mold. She is determined to raise awareness, believing that if only Canadians knew, her hometown's dire situation would improve. Over five years, filmmaker Victoria Lean follows Attawapiskat's journey from obscurity and into the international spotlight.


France, Belgium, 2016
Genre: Drama, Horror
Language: French
Director: Julia Ducournau
Starring: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas
What's it about?
In Justine’s (Marillier) family, everyone is a vet and a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a gifted teen ready to take on her first year in vet school, where her older sister also studies. There, she gets no time to settle: hazing starts right away. Justine is forced to eat raw meat for the first time in her life. Unexpected consequences emerge as her true self begins to form.

Raw review: A sensitive and sophisticated cannibal coming-of-age tale

Director Julia Julia Ducournau was nominated for best director at the 2018 Cesar Film Awards for 2016's Raw

The Man With 1000 Faces
12:00AM, SBS

Spain, 2016
Genre: History, Thriller
Language: English, French, Spanish
Director: Alberto Rodríguez
Starring: José Coronado, Marta Etura, Eduard Fernández, Itziar Atienza, Christian Stamm, Carlos Santos
What's it about?
Francisco Paesa (Fernández) - ex-secret agent for the Spanish government - is framed by his own government and forced to leave the country. When he is finally able to return to Spain, he is broke and his personal life is falling apart. It is then he receives a visit from Luis Roldán (Santos), the powerful former Commissioner of Police who offers him one million dollars to help him safeguard twelve million dollars that were embezzled from the budget he used to control.


Norway, 2011

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Action
Language: Norwegian
Director: Magnus Martens
Starring: Kyrre Hellum, Mads Ousdal, Andreas Cappelen, Arthur Berning
What's it about?
A bunch of scruffy guys – Oscar (Hellum), Thor (Ousdal), Billy (Berning) and Tresko (Cappelen) – who share a criminal past work together in a strange factory in the middle of nowhere producing plastic Christmas trees. But they are also gamblers. And like most gamblers, they never win anything, until now. They quartet actually win 1.739.361 Norwegian Kroner, but the winnings prove impossible to divide into four equal parts...

Jackpot: Magnus Martens interview
Jackpot Review


9:20PM, NITV

Australia, 2015
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Kim Farrant
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Joseph Fiennes
What's it about?
Newly arrived in the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari, Catherine (Kidman) and Matt Parker (Fiennes) are trying to adjust, when their two teenage children, Lily and Tom disappear in the desert, just as a massive dust storm is about to hit. Rumours start swirling about what could have happened to children and, with temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink.

Kim Farrant, on the 5 reasons she had to make Strangerland

10:35PM, SBS

Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ben Lawrence
Featuring: Jason King
What's it about?
Part true-crime, part family mystery, Ghosthunter is a real-life ghost story of one man unearthing his past in order to reclaim his future. It is an emotional, peculiar and at times darkly humorous journey of catharsis through haunted lives - culminating in a confrontation with inner demons and the first steps on the road to healing. 


After Mabo
11:30AM, NITV

Australia, 1998
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: John Hughes
What's it about?
Filmed over a ten-month period throughout Australia, this probing documentary examines the political controversy surrounding Native Title and the Australian Federal Governments proposed amendments to the Native Title Act, 1993. It follows the Indigenous representatives in their attempt to fight the amendments in the media, in the bush, and in the halls of Parliament House, Canberra.

7:30PM, NITV (repeats 10:00AM, Sun 13 Oct)

USA, 2012
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: John Whitesell
Starring: Kevin Durant, Taylor Gray, James Belushi, Brandon T. Jackson
What's it about?
Brian (Gray) is a 16 year-old who can't play basketball, but he still wants to play like his hero, Kevin Durant. At an Oklahoma City Thunder game, Brian gets chosen to shoot a half court shot which he misses and hits the mascot in the process. Later on, he gets a chance to meet Durant and expresses his desire to play just like him. When Kevin gives Brian the ball, the two unknowingly switch talents.

All That Jazz
12:10AM, SBS

USA, 1979
Genre: Musical
Language: English
Director: Bob Fosse
Starring: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking, Leland Palmer, Cliff Gorman
What's it about?
Part tragic, part comic, this is a look at life in the fast lane about Bob Fosse's excessive life in show business. Played by Scheider (in an Oscar-nominated performance), Fosse's alter-ego drives himself over the edge and soon finds he is caught between a recurring fantasy about his death and the reality of a near-death experience.

My Favourite Film: All That Jazz


Night Parrot Stories
11:35AM, NITV

Australia, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Robert Nugent
What's it about?
In the remote deserts of Australia lives an elusive nocturnal bird called the Night Parrot. Virtually nothing is known of its ecology. It disappeared at the end of the 19th Century. Searching for evidence of its existence became a preoccupation. This documentary was filmed in all the locations where Night Parrots once lived, during a time when stories of extinction were everywhere.

The Man Who Knew Infinity
8:30PM, SBS

UK, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Matt Brown
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Toby Jones, Stephen Fry
What's it about?
When self-taught mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan (Patel) fails out of college, he does not give up hope. Determined to pursue his passion, he contacts Professor GH Hardy (Irons) and is invited to attend Trinity College.  

The Wolfman

UK, 2009
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Joe Johnston
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Hugo Weaving, Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins
What's it about?
A haunted nobleman (Del Toro) is lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Hopkins), he sets out to find his brother, and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. A reimagining of the 1941 Universal horror film of the same name.

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
8:30PM, NITV (repeats 12:00AM)

USA, 2009
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Family
Language: English
Director: Paul Weitz
Starring: Chris Kelly, Josh Hutcherson, John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek, Jessica Carlson
What's it about?
14-year-old Darren (Kelly) was like most kids in his suburban neighbourhood. He hung out with his best friend, got decent grades and usually stayed out of trouble. But when he and his buddy stumble upon a travelling freak show, things begin to change inside Darren. That's the exact moment when a vampire named Larten Crepsley (Reilly) turns him into something bloodthirsty.

The Spy Gone North
10:30PM, SBS

South Korea, 2018
Genre: Drama, Thriller, History
Language: Korean
Director: Yoon Jong-bin
Starring: Hwang Jung-min, Lee Sung-min, Cho Jin-woong, Ju Ji-hoon
What's it about?
This Cold War thriller focuses on a South Korean army major who poses as a businessman in order to infiltrate a North Korean nuclear facility in 1993, and gets caught in a political vortex plotted by the ruling classes of North and South Korea.

The Witch

USA, 2015
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Robert Eggers
Starring: Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Lucas Dawson
What's it about?
New England in the 1630s: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable, forbidding wilderness. When their newborn son vanishes and crops fail, the family turns on one another. Beyond their worst fears, a supernatural evil lurks in the nearby wood.

How 'The Witch' scored the Satanic Temple's endorsement
The Witch review: a must-see for all fans of spooky, stylish, supernatural horror

A Haunted House
10:30PM, NITV

USA, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: English
Director: Michael Tiddes
Starring: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Nick Swardson, Cedric the Entertainer
What's it about?
When overactive man-child Malcolm (Wayans) takes the plunge and lets girlfriend Keisha (Atkins) move into his house, he quickly senses they're no longer alone. A spoof of all the "found-footage/documentary style" films such as [REC] and Paranormal Activity.

Psycho Raman

India, 2016
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Language: Hindi, English
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, Sobhita Dhulipala, Amruta Subhash
What's it about?
Mumbai, 2015. Raghav (Kaushal), a drug addict policeman who maintains a turbulent relationship with his girlfriend Simmy (Dhulipala), and Raman (Siddiqui), a serial killer obsessed with the heinous crimes of Raman Raghav (a notorious psychopath convicted in 1969), get caught in a ruthless cat-and-mouse game, a dark path with no return for both of them.

Psycho Raman [also known as Raman Raghav 2.0]

1:05AM, SBS

France, Germany, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Michael Haneke
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva
What's it about?
Georges (Trintignant) and Anne (Riva) are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

A Minute With: Michael Haneke and the story behind 'Amour'
Amour: Jean-Louis Trintignant interview
Amour review: Leave it to the master to tackle dying with dignity


Angry Inuk
8:25PM, NITV

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.


USA, 1982
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Tobe Hooper
Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Richard Lawson, JoBeth Williams, Zelda Rubinstein, Heather O'Rourke
What's it about?
Late one night, 10-year-old Carol Anne Freeling (O'Rourke) hears a voice coming from inside the television set. At first, the spirits that invade the Freeling's home seem like playful children. But then they turn angry, and when Carol Anne is pulled from this world into another, Steve and Diane Freeling (Nelson and Williams) turn to an exorcist (Rubinstein).

Finding Fela!
9:55PM, NITV

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).

Finding Fela: Review

Child's Play

USA, 1988
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Tom Holland
Starring: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif (voice)
What's it about?
A single mother (Hicks) gives her son (Vincent) a beloved doll called Chucky (voiced by Dourif) for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed with the soul of a serial killer. The original film in the long-running horror franchise.

Milocrorze: A Love Story

Japan, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Language: Japanese
Director: Yoshimasa Ishibashi
Starring: Takayuki Yamada, Anna Ishibashi, Sayaka Fukita
What's it about?
Three separate stories are interspersed with a series of irreverent sketches based on the anxieties of young men in love: Ovreneli Vreneligare’s young world is rocked by a mysterious woman; Kumagai Besson is an unorthodox youth counselor who offers idiosyncratic advice to young men about romance; and Tamon is a one-eyed ronin who falls in love with a florist and is drawn into a quest to recover her when she is kidnapped.

Milocrorze: A Love Story Review