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8 Nov 2019 - 11:52 AM  UPDATED 8 Nov 2019 - 11:52 AM

For highlights on SBS World Movies (digital channel 32) from 11 - 17 November:

SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 11 - 17 November
Next week's highlights on SBS World Movies include Thai hit Bad Genius, Powell & Pressburger season contuining with 1948 classic The Red Shoes, Kristen Stewart in the 2016 supernatural drama Personal Shopper, and Vincent Cassel in the biopic Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti.


12:05PM, NITV

USA, UK, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Kim Longinotto
What's it about?
Longinotto's documentary is about Brenda Myers-Powell, who fights against sexual exploitation and supports sex workers in Chicago. Brenda knows what she is talking about: her own story, involving teenage prostitution and a life of violence and abuse, is in stark contrast to her dauntless energy and optimism. Winner of the Directing Award in the World Cinema - Documentary section at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.



UK, 2009
Genre: Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Duncan Jones
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Dominique McElligott, Kevin Spacey (voice)
What's it about?
Astronaut Sam Bell's (Rockwell) three-year shift at a lunar mine is finally coming to an end, and he's looking forward to his reunion with his wife (McElligott) and young daughter. Suddenly, Sam's health takes a drastic turn for the worse. He suffers painful headaches and hallucinations, and almost has a fatal accident. He meets what appears to be a younger version of himself, possibly a clone. With time running out, Sam must solve the mystery before the company crew arrives. 

Moon review: A mind-bending thrill ride

The Work
9:30PM, NITV (repeats Thursday 14 November, 12:00PM)

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.

Æon Flux

USA, 2005
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Karyn Kusama
Starring: Charlize Theron, Jonny Lee Miller, Sophie Okonedo, Frances McDormand
What's it about?
400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux (Theron), the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets. From Karyn Kusama, director of The Invitation and Destroyer.

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts
12:00AM, SBS

Indonesia, 2017
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Language: Indonesian
Director: Mouly Surya
Starring: Marsha Timothy, Yoga Pratama, Dea Panendra, Egy Fedly
What's it about?
In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked, raped and robbed for her cattle. To defend herself, she kills several men of the gang. Seeking justice, she goes on a journey for empowerment and redemption. But the road is long, especially when the ghost of her headless victim begins to haunt her.


Norway, Germany, Sweden, 2011
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Language: Swedish, Polish
Director: Pål Sletaune
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Kristoffer Joner, Vetle Qvenild Werring, Maria Bock
What's it about?
After escaping an abusive husband, Anna (Rapace) and her 8 year old son move to a secret location in a giant apartment building. Terrified that her ex-husband will find them she buys a baby monitor to keep in her son's room at all times. But strange noises echo in the baby monitor from elsewhere in the building. Reliving the nightmare she recently escaped, Anna will need to figure out what's real and what isn't before she loses her sanity and her child.


9:35PM, NITV (repeats 12:00PM, Friday 15 November)

Australia, 1988
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Steve Jodrell
Starring: Ernie Dingo, Jedda Cole, Peter Fisher
What's it about?
Ernie Dingo delivers an outstanding portrayal of Robert Tudawali, the first Aboriginal film star, whose lead role in Jedda is iconic in Australian cinema. This film traces the life of Tudawali. 


The Four

Hong Kong, 2012
Genre: Action, Foreign
Language: Mandarin
Director: Gordon Chan, Janet Chun
Starring: Chao Deng, Yifei Liu, Ronald Cheng 
What's it about?
An undercover agent is assigned by his corrupt chief to infiltrate a rival department and sabotage their investigation of counterfeit currency. What he discovers is the counterfeiter's real plan. To overthrow the capital. Not by flooding it with funny money, but with an army of undead.

Adventures of Jojo
7:30PM, NITV (repeats 1:00AM)

USA, 2018
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Language: Bengali
Director: Raj Chakraborty
Starring: Rudranil Ghosh, Samiul Alam, Jashojeet Banerjee, Padmanabha Dasgupta
What's it about?
From the backwoods of America, comes the age-old-story of a boy, his sister, and a pack of wild wolves, in this children's adventure film that narrates the journey of Jojo, a young boy of twelve as he travels to Baropahari to visit his uncle.

99 Homes
11:55PM, SBS

USA, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Ramin Bahrani
Starring: Michael Shannon, Andrew Garfield, Laura Dern
What's it about?
After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash (Garfield) tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver (Shannon), the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him. From director Ramin Bahrani (Chop Shop, Goodbye Solo).

99 Homes review: A fiery parable of income inequality
Michael Shannon talks '99 Homes', deals with the Devil, and why he's never owned a house


Origin: A Call to Minds
10:00AM, NITV

Canada, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Animation
Language: English
Director: David T. Krupicz
Starring: Michael Mercy, Peter Church, John Fleming
What's it about?
Set in the same world as Archon Defender, this film follows the quest of a young woman, Desmerelle, as she confronts Lorem to free her twin sister Phaetra from the machine.

The Abyss

USA, 1989
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure
Language: English
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn
What's it about?
A team of civilian divers and Navy SEALs are thrust to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, in a search-and-rescue mission for a sunken nuclear submarine, finding them trapped in the black depths of the trench, 2,500 feet below the Atlantic Ocean. They must confront the mystery of the abyss, a mystery that will ultimately demand the greatest sacrifice man can make. 

David and Margaret Review 'The Abyss'

Gangs of New York
8:35PM, SBS

USA, 2002
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jim Broadbent, Liam Neeson, Cameron Diaz
What's it about?
As waves of immigrants swell the population of 1860s New York, lawlessness and corruption thrive in Manhattan's Five Points section. After years of incarceration, young Irish immigrant Amsterdam Vallon (DiCaprio) returns, seeking revenge against the rival gang leader who killed his father, William Cutting aka 'Bill the Butcher' (Day-Lewis, in an Oscar-nominated performance).

One Thousand Ropes
8:35PM, NITV (repeats 12:00AM)

New Zealand, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Tusi Tamasese
Starring: Frankie Adams, Nathaniel Lees, Uelese Petaia, Beulah Koale
What's it about?
The father of a deeply troubled household that endured tragedy both from without and within, seeks to reconcile with his youngest daughter by making a journey to both symbolically and culturally lay the family "ghosts" to rest.

5th World
10:25PM, NITV

USA, 2005
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English, Navajo
Director: Blackhorse Lowe
Starring: Livandrea Knoki, Sheldon Silentwalker, Ernest Tsosie III
What's it about?
Two young Navajos hitch hike home through the Navajo reservation, falling in love along the way. This debut feature from maverick Navajo filmmaker Blackhorse Lowe (Chasing the Light) premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

An American Werewolf in Paris

UK, France, USA, 1997
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: English, French
Director: Anthony Waller
Starring: Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy, Thierry Lhermitte, Julie Bowen, David F. Friedman
What's it about?
An American man (Scott) unwittingly gets involved with werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will, in this sequel to 1981's cult classic An American Werewolf in London.


I Am Not Your Negro
8:25PM, NITV

USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Raoul Peck
What's it about?
Based on Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House - a stirring, personal account of the lives and deaths of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. - acclaimed director Raoul Peck creates a meditation on what it means to be Black in the United States, using meticulously assembled archival footage and driven by stirring voiceover narration from Samuel L. Jackson. Nominated for Best Documentary at the 2017 Academy Awards.

Documentary 'I Am Not Your Negro' proves writer James Baldwin's views on racism in America are as relevant as ever

Ghost Town

USA, 2009
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Language: English
Director: David Koepp
Starring: Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Alan Ruck, Tea Leoni
What's it about?
When people-phobe Bertram Pincus (Gervais) dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy (Kinnear) who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen (Leoni).

10:05PM, NITV

USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Camilla Hall
What's it about?
The true story of We Copwatch, an organization whose mission is to film police activity as a non-violent form of protest and deterrent to police brutality. Around the country, a network of regular people take up cameras to bear witness to police actions and hold law enforcement to accountability.

The Warriors

USA, 1979
Genre: Action
Language: English
Director: Walter Hill
Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright
What's it about?
Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the cops and every gangbanger in town is hot on the Warriors' trail. A cult classic from legendary action director Walter Hill (48 HoursThe Driver).

The ABCs of Death

USA, 2012
Genre: Horror
Language: French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, English
Directors: Various
Starring: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal
What's it about?
Inspired by children's educational ABC books, this anthology is comprised of 26 individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors – including Ben Wheatley (Kill List), Adam Wingard (The Guest) and Nacho Vigalondo (Colossal) – were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death.