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Your guide to some of the stories from around the world, screening on Australia's own HD SBS World Movies channel (Digital channel 32).
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28 Nov 2019 - 3:07 PM  UPDATED 28 Nov 2019 - 3:31 PM


The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Sweden, 2013
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Language: Swedish
Director: Felix Herngren
Starring: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skäringer
What's it about?
After living a long and colourful life, Allan Karlsson (Gustafsson) finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey. An international box office hit and 2016 Oscar nominee for Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling.

'The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared': The Nordic Forrest Gump

The Wave

Norway, 2015
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Language: Norwegian
Director: Roar Uthaug
Starring: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro
What's it about?
Although theorised (both in reality and within the film's fictional world), no one is really ready when a mountain pass above the scenic and narrow Geiranger fjord in Norway collapses and creates a tsunami over 300 feet high. A geologist (Joner) is one of those caught in the middle of it.


Look at Me

Qatar, Tunisia, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic
Director: Néjib Belkadhi
Starring: Nidhal Saadi, Saoussen Maalej, Aziz El Gebaly
What's it about?
Lotfi (Saadi), a Tunisian immigrant who lives in France, is forced to go back to Tunisia to take care of Youssef, his 9-year old autistic son he hasn't seen for 7 years. Ignored by his child, who deprives him even of the slightest gaze, Lofti turns it into a challenge, one that will take him on the path of becoming a father, a real one.

The Quake

Norway, 2018
Genre: Action, Thriller
Language: Norway
Director: John Andreas Andersen
Starring: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Edith Haagenrud-Sande
What's it about?
A geologist races against time to save his estranged wife and two children when a devastating earthquake strikes Oslo, Norway. The sequel to 2018's The Wave (airing 9:40pm, Mon 2 Dec).

'The Quake': A Riveting '70s-style Disaster Movie


Breakfast at Tiffany's

USA, 1961
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Blake Edwards
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Mickey Rooney
What's it about?
A young New York writer (Peppard) sponsored by a wealthy woman (Neal) falls in love with the charming, impulsive and eccentric socialite (Hepburn) that lives next door. Based on a story by Truman Capote.

Dinner and a movie: Enjoy croissants with ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s

La Femme Nikita

France, 1990
Genre: Thriller, Action
Language: French
Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Anne Parillaud, Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Jean Reno
What's it about?
Nikita's (Parillaud) killer instincts as a ruthless street junkie make her the perfect assassin. Recruited against her will by a secret government organisation, she's transformed into a sexy lethal weapon. From director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Leon: The Professional).

La Femme Nikita Review: A real heart grabber



UK, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Amma Asante
Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson
What's it about?
This period drama is inspired by the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Mbatha-Raw), who was the illegitimate daughter of John Lindsay, a Captain in the Royal Navy, and a Caribbean woman named Maria Belle who gave birth to their child in 1762. Belle's racial background renders her an outsider in her high society circle, and her uncle's role in a slavery case places her in the spotlight.

Film Review: 'Belle' Tells Continually Fascinating and Unusually Layered Story
Belle: Amma Asante interview

Big Game

Finland, Germany, UK, 2014
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Language: Finnish, English
Director: Jalmari Helander
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ted Levine, Felicity Huffman
What's it about?
Air Force One is shot down by terrorists, leaving the President of the United States (Jackson) stranded in the wilderness. 13-year old Oskari is also in that wilderness, on a hunting mission to prove his maturity to his kinsfolk by tracking down a deer, but instead discovers the President in an escape pod. With the terrorists closing in to capture their prize, the unlikely duo team up to escape their hunters.


A Long Way Down

UK, Germany, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots
What's it about?
Four strangers meet unintentionally on the roof of a London high-rise, each with the intent of committing suicide. They agree to call off their plans for six weeks, forming an unconventional, dysfunctional family, becoming media sensations as the Topper House Four and searching together for the reasons to keep on living.


USA, 2006
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Language: Maya
Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernández, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead
What's it about?
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. This fascinating and rich film is arguably Mel Gibson's greatest achievement. Nominated for three Oscars.


Brideshead Revisited

UK, 2008
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Julian Jarrold
Starring: Anna Madeley, Michael Gambon, Matthew Goode, Emma Thompson
What's it about?
In 1925 at Oxford University, Charles Ryder (Goode) is befriended by the flamboyant Sebastian Flyte (Whishaw), son of Lord and Lady Marchmain (Gambon and Thompson). Sebastian takes Charles under his wing and when he's invited to Brideshead, the Flyte family's magnificent ancestral home, Charles becomes infatuated with Julia, Sebastian's beautiful sister Julia (Atwell) as well as everything the family represents.

Brideshead Revisited Review


Germany, 2004
Genre: History, Drama
 Oliver Hirschbiegel
Starring: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Juliane Köhler
What's it about?
Charting the last 10 days of Hitler's (played by Ganz) life, from his 56th birthday on April 20th, 1945 to his suicide on April 30th, Downfall uses multiple characters to show the chaos of a country coming apart at the seams, from Hitler's henchman under the streets of Berlin, to the soldiers and civilians fighting and dying as the Soviet Army ravaged the city above. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2005.

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Downfall: Gripping insight into Hitler's last days


Cutthroat Island

USA, 1995
Genre: Action, Adventure
Language: English, Latin
Director: Renny Harlin
Starring: Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella, Maury Chaykin
What's it about?
Morgan Adams (Davis) and her slave, William Shaw (Modine), are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg. Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete her quest before they mutiny against her. This is made yet more difficult by the efforts of the British crown to end her pirate raids.


UK, Italy, France, Switzerland, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: German, Spanish, English
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Michael Caine, Paul Dano, Rachel Weisz, Jane Fonda
What's it about?
Two lifelong friends ponder retirement while vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge. While Fred (Caine) has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena (Weisz), Mick (Keitel) is intent on finishing the screenplay for what may be his last important film for his muse Brenda (Fonda). And where will inspiration lead their younger friend Jimmy (Dano), an actor grasping to make sense of his next performance? From Paolo Sorrentino, director of The Young Pope and The Great Beauty.