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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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SBS Movies

5 Mar 2020 - 11:25 AM  UPDATED 5 Mar 2020 - 2:54 PM

FOR THIS WEEK'S MOVIES ON SBS, SBS VICELAND & NITV
TV Movie Guide: 9 - 15 March
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.

MONDAY 9 MARCH

Remi, Nobody's Boy
5:30pm

PG
France, 2018
Genre: Adventure, Family
Language: French
Director: Antoine Blossier
Starring: Maleaume Paquin, Daniel Auteuil, Virginie Ledoyen, Ludivine Sagnier
What's it about?
Adapted from Hector Malot’s celebrated classic novel, this film follows the adventures of Remi (Paquin), a young orphan raised by the kind Mrs. Barberin (Sagnier), then torn away from his adoptive mother at age ten and placed in the care of Signor Vitalis (Auteuil), a mysterious travelling performer.

A Little Chaos
7:30pm

M
UK, 2014
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Alan Rickman
Starring: Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jennifer Ehle
What's it about?
The world’s greatest landscape architect, Le Notre (Schoenaerts) - designer of the Versailles gardens - is unfulfilled in love. Madame Sabine de Bara (Winslet) is pioneering and fiercely independent - her visionary ideas for design seem anarchic to King Louis’ (Rickman) formal court. It takes a little chaos for nature to blossom and love to heal and ignite.

Disorder
9:40pm

MA15+
Belgium, France, 2015
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: French
Director: Alice Winocour
Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger, Paul Hamy, Victor Pontecorvo
What's it about?
Vincent (Schoenaerts), a French Special Forces soldier just back from Afghanistan, is suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder. He is hired to ensure the security of Jessie (Kruger), the wife of a rich Lebanese businessman at their luxurious villa 'Maryland'. As he starts experiencing a strange fascination for the woman he has to protect, Vincent increasingly seems to fall into paranoia. Unless he is right, and the danger is very real indeed.

'Disorder': Lean, Slow-Burning Home Invasion Thriller

Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger in 'Disorder', written & directed by Alice Winocour (2015)

TUESDAY 10 MARCH

Raid
5:20pm

PG
India, 2018
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: Hindi
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
Starring: Ajay Devgn, Saurabh Shukla, Ileana D'Cruz, Gayathri Iyer, Sheeba Chaddha, Amit Sial
What's it about?
An incorruptible IT officer Amay Patnaik (Devgn) gets an anonymous tip about a political leader Tauji’s (Shukla) illegal assets. Patnaik plans an elaborate raid on Tauji’s home and businesses.

Brigsby Bear
7:30pm

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Dave McCary
Starring: Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Andy Samberg
What's it about?
Superfan James (Mooney) is obsessed with the clever if quaintly goofy kids' show Brigsby Bear to the point of religiosity. A bright, sensitive young adult still living at home, he has grown up with this fantasy series, and the program has grown with him as well - getting more complex over the years. But when the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself.

'Brigsby Bear': An Exhilirating Viewing Experience

Into the Forest
9:20pm

MA15+
Canada, 2016
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Patricia Rozema
Starring: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie
What's it about?
In the near future, two teenage sisters, Nell (Page) and Eva (Wood), live in a remotely located home with their father (Rennie) in a forest. There is a massive, continent-wide power outage that appears to be part of a region-wide technological collapse. The car battery is drained, so they are left stranded for days. Informed only by rumour, they fight intruders, disease, loneliness & starvation.

WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH

Our Little Sister
5:10pm

G
Japan, 2015
Genre: Comedy
Language: Japanese
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Starring: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose, Shinobu Ōtake, Ryô Kase
What's it about?
Three sisters Sachi, Yoshino and Chika live together in a large house in the seaside city of Kamakura. When their father absent from the family home for the last 15 years dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy 14-year-old half-sister, Suzu. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. From acclaimed director Hirokazu Koreeda (Shoplifters, Nobody Knows).

Our Little Sister review: Shades of Ozu in classic family drama

Le Week-End
7:30pm

M
UK, 2013
Genre: Biography
Language: English
Director: Roger Michell
Starring: Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum, Olly Alexander
What's it about?
A long married British couple (Broadbent, Duncan) return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage. Whilst on holiday they run in to an old friend (Goldblum), who changes the way the couple think about their love for one another.

Le Week-End: Review (✰✰✰✰)

A United Kingdom
9:15pm

PG
UK, 2016
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English
Director: Amma Asante
Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport
What's it about?
The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

THURSDAY 12 MARCH

Ragnarok
5:45pm

M
Norway, 2013

Genre: Action, Adventure
Language: Norwegian, Swedish
Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose
Starring: Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Sundquist
What's it about?
No, not that one. Archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen discovers that the Oseberg ship hides a secret from the Viking Age. Along with his two children put Sigurd out on a quest to find the truth. The mystery leads them into "No Man's Land" between Norway and Russia where no man traveling in modern times. Old runes take on new meaning when the secret they uncover is more frightening than anyone could have imagined.

What We Did on Our Holiday
7:30pm

M
UK, 2014
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin
Starring: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly
What's it about?
Doug (Tennant) and Abi (Pike) take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability.

Spoor
9:15pm

M
Poland, 2017
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Language: English, Polish
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Starring: Agnieszka Mandat-Grabka, Wiktor Zborowski, Jakub Gierszał
What's it about?
A story about Janina Duszejko (Mandat-Grabka), an elderly woman, who lives alone in the Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed. Duszejko is convinced that she knows who (or what) is the murderer, but nobody believes her. From Agnieszka Holland, director of Europa Europa and Olivier, Olivier.

FRIDAY 13 MARCH

Summer Wars
5:20pm

PG
Japan, 2009
Genre: Animation
Language: English, Japanese
Director: Momoru Hosoda
Voice cast: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura
What's it about?
Kenji Koiso, an eleventh grade math genius, solves a complex equation and inadvertently puts a virtual world's artificial intelligence in a position to destroy the earth. From the director of Wolf Children and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

Roman J. Israel, Esq.
7:30pm

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Dan Gilroy
Starring: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Lynda Gravatt
What's it about?
Hard-nosed liberal lawyer Roman J. Israel (Washinton, in an Oscar-nominated performance) has been fighting the good fight forever while others take the credit. When his partner (Farrell) – the firm’s frontman – has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. He soon discovers some unsettling truths about the firm – truths that conflict with his values of helping the poor and dispossessed – and finds himself in an existential crisis that leads to extreme actions. From Dan Gilroy, writer-director of Nightcrawler.

Their Finest
9:45pm

M
UK, 2017
Genre: Romance, War, Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Lone Scherfig
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E. Grant, Jack Huston,
What's it about?
During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and Francesca Knight) who undertook their own maritime mission to rescue wounded soldiers are met with mixed feelings by a dismissive all-male staff.

'Their Finest': A Relentlessly Charming WWII Romcom

SATURDAY 14 MARCH

Ramen Shop
5:50pm

MA15+
France, Japan, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: Japanese, English
Director: Eric Khoo
Starring: Takumi Saitô, Seiko Matsuda, Jeanette Aw, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Mark Lee
What's it about?
Masato (Saitô), a young Ramen chef, leaves his hometown in Japan to embark on a culinary journey to Singapore to find out the truth about his past. He uncovers a lot more than family secrets and delicious recipes.

Bad Words
7:30pm

M
USA, 2013

Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Jason Bateman
Starring: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Rohan Chand, Philip Baker Hall, Allison Janney
What's it about?
A misanthropic man sets out to exact revenge on his estranged father, by finding a loophole and attempting to win the National Spelling Bee as an adult. Figuring it would destroy his father, and everything he's worked so hard for as head of the Spelling Bee Championship Organization, Guy Trilby (Bateman) eventually discovers winning isn't necessary for revenge, and that friendship is a blessing not a curse.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
9:10pm

MA15+
China, UK, USA, 2016
Genre: Drama, War
Language: English
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin
What's it about?
Based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel, the film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad - contrasting the realities of the war with America’s perceptions. From Oscar-winning director Ang Lee (Life of Pi, Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

SUNDAY 15 MARCH

Wildwitch
5:40pm

PG
Denmark, 2018
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Language: Danish
Director: Kaspar Munk
Starring: Gerda Lie Kaas, Sonja Richter, Signe Egholm Olsen, Vera Mi Fernandez Bachmann
What's it about?
12-year-old Clara (Kaas) is just like any other girl until one day a mysterious black cat scratches her. Clara soon discovers that she can communicate with the cat and that she belongs to a family of Wild Witches with a strong connection to nature and animals. It turns out that Clara is a very special Wild Witch and that her blood can set free the ancient and evil witch, Bravita Bloodyoung. Together with her mentor aunt Isa and her friends, Kahla and Oscar, Clara must face her destiny and embark on a dangerous journey in order to save herself and the Wild World.

A Matter of Life and Death
7:30pm

PG
UK, 1946
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Drama
Language: English
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Starring: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Kathleen Byron, Richard Attenborough
What's it about?
Squadron Leader Peter Carter (David Niven) is alone in a blazing plane. As he prepares himself for death, he confides his innermost secrets to a radio operator. After jumping out of the plane, he miraculously survives, meets the woman he spoke to, and they fall in love.

Heaven Can Wait
9:30pm

PG
USA, 1978
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
Starring: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, James Mason, Jack Warden, Charles Grodin, Dyan Cannon
What's it about?
Joe Pendleton (Beatty), a Los Angeles Rams quarterback, is accidentally summoned to Heaven by an overly zealous celestial escort. Pendleton is returned to earth in the body of another man, who is a corporate giant. While practicing to once again play for the Rams, Pendleton must escape attempts on his life while romantically pursuing a beautiful Englishwoman (Christie) who protests the destruction caused to her village by one of his many corporations.

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