• From left: Kingpin, The Jerk, Redoubtable, A Fish Called Wanda (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
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.
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SBS Movies

26 Mar 2020 - 5:01 PM  UPDATED 26 Mar 2020 - 5:01 PM

FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 30 March - 5 April
Your guide to some of the stories from around the world, screening on Australia's own HD SBS World Movies channel (Digital channel 32).

MONDAY 30 MARCH

Beyond the Mat
12:45pm, NITV

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.

WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL

Kingpin
9:25pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1996
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, Bill Murray, Chris Elliott
What's it about?
After bowler Roy Munson (Harrelson) swindles the wrong crowd and is left with a hook for a hand, he settles into impoverished obscurity. That is, until he uncovers the next big thing: an Amish kid named Ishmael (Quaid). So, the corrupt and the hopelessly naïve hit the circuit intent on settling an old score with Big Ern (Murray). Written & directed by the Farrelly brothers (Dumb & Dumber, There's Something About Mary).

The Ground We Won
10:05am, NITV (repeats 12:00pm, Thurs 2 April)

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.

The Jerk
11:35pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1979
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Carl Reiner
Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Caitlin Adams, Mabel King
What's it about?
Navin (Martin) believes he was born a poor Black child in Mississippi. He is, however, actually white. Upon figuring this out, he heads north to St Louis to find himself. After landing a job at a gas station, Navin is excited to discover his name printed in the new phone book. This ratification of his existence leads him from one misadventure to another as he invents gadgets, dodges bullets, joins the carnival and seeks love in the arms of beautiful Marie (Peters).

Redoubtable
12:00am, SBS

M
France, 2017
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Language: French, English, Italian
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Starring: Louis Garrel, Stacy Martin, Berenice Bejo, Micha Lescot, Grégory Gadebois
What's it about?
In 1967, during the making of La Chinoise, film director Jean-Luc Godard (Garrel) falls in love with 19-year-old actress Anne Wiazemsky (Martin). Though they soon marry, their relationship is tested when Godard takes his film career in a different direction. From Michel Hazanavicius, director of 2012 Best Picture winner The Artist.

'Redoubtable': Funny, Fascinating Portrait of Jean-Luc Godard

THURSDAY 2 APRIL

Primal
9:35pm, NITV

MA15+
Australia, 2010
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Josh Reed
Starring: Zoe Gameau, Krew Boylan, Lindsay Farris
What's it about?
A group of friends travel to the bush to view ancient cave paintings but soon find a horrible sickness gripping one of their own, which leaves them with nothing in their mind but a primal blood lust. Their only hope of survival is through a cave, where one of them learns too late the meaning of the paintings they came to study.

The Other Son
12:45am, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Lorraine Lévy
Starring: Emmanuelle Devos, Pascal Elbé, Jules Sitruk
What's it about?
While preparing to carry out his military service for the Israeli army, Joseph (Sitruk) discovers that he was switched at birth with Yacine (Dehbi) who has been raised by Joseph’s real parents- who are Palestinian. The revelation causes turmoil in both families and forces them to examine their identities, values and beliefs. 

The Other Son review: An identity tale told with true passion

FRIDAY 3 APRIL

Tribal Justice
10:00am, NITV

PG
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Anne Makepeace
What's it about?
Two formidable Native American women, both chief judges in their tribe's courts, strive to reduce incarceration rates and heal their people by restoring rather than punishing offenders, modelling restorative justice in action.

Tribal Justice (2017)

Monkey King: Hero Is Back
7:45PM, NITV (repeats Sat 4 Apr, 10:00am)

PG
China, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Animation, Comedy
Language: Mandarin
Director: Tian Xiao Peng
Starring: Lei Zhang, Zijie Lin, Wenlun Wu, Jackie Chan
What's it about?
The all-powerful Monkey King once roamed freely between Heaven and Earth, but after angering the Gods, he was imprisoned within an ice cage deep within the mountains. 500 years later, monsters attack a small village and a child flees to the mountains. Unknowingly, the child releases the Monkey King from his curse. With the help and encouragement from this special child, Monkey King saves the village from the evil monsters.

Pawn Sacrifice
10:55pm, SBS

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Edward Zwick
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Lily Rabe, Peter Sarsgaard, Liev Schreiber, Michael Stuhlbarg
What's it about?
During the Cold War chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer (Maguire) takes on Boris Spassky (Schreiber), the Soviet world champion. Though Fischer wants a normal match against his rival, the United States wants it to be seen as the Cold War played out on the chess board. All of this isn't helping the fact that Fischer is constantly dealing with paranoia. This is the world of chess like you've never seen it before.

SATURDAY 4 APRIL

I Love You, Man
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2009
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: John Hamburg
Starring: Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones, Jaime Pressly, Jon Favreau, Andy Samberg
What's it about?
Newly engaged Peter (Rudd) sets out to make a new best friend, Sydney (Segel), to be the "Best Man" for his wedding. After setting out on some bizarre "man-dates," Peter befriends Sydney and the closer the two men get the more Peter's relationship suffers with his fiancee (Jones). This ultimately forces Peter to chose between his new best friend and his fiancee.

I Love You, Man: Review

A Haunted House 2
8:30pm, NITV

MA15+
USA, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: English
Director: Michael Tiddes
Starring: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Cedric the Entertainer, Missi Pyle
What's it about?
The sequel to the 2013 hit parody movie. Having exorcised the demons of his ex, Malcolm (Wayans) is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, however, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.

The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce
10:00pm, NITV

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Baron Davis
Featuring: Kevin Durant, DeMar DeRozan, Brandon Jennings, Baron Davis
What's it about?
The incredible story of the unlikely rise of The Drew League from humble beginnings in the crime and gang infested streets of South Central Los Angeles to the nation's foremost pro-am basketball league. Crossing racial, cultural and socioeconomic barriers, The Drew celebrates the value of basketball, persistence, loyalty and above all, community.

A Fish Called Wanda
10:25pm, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, USA, 1988
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Language: English
Director: Charles Crichton
Starring: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin
What's it about?
Barrister Archie Leach becomes discombobulated when Wanda, the ladyfriend of a gangster he is defending, makes a pass at him. Actually, Wanda wants to extract information out of Cleese about some diamonds that she and her boyfriend have hoisted with the help of her 'brother' Otto and an animal-rights freak named Ken. Wanda wants those diamonds for herself, and Ken has already been subjected to her feminine wiles. This comedy classic won Kevin Kline the 1988 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

'A Fish Called Wanda' turns 30: an oral history of a comedy classic
The Movie Show reviews A Fish Called Wanda (Episode 39, 1988)

Martin Luther King: His Legacy
11:10pm, SBS (repeats Sunday 5 April, 8:35pm on NITV)

M
UK, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Martin Milne
What's it about?
On the anniversary of his death, in this intensely moving and definitive documentary, Sir Trevor McDonald is travelling to the deep south of America to try and get closer to the man who meant so much to him and to so many others.

SUNDAY 5 APRIL

White Right: Meeting the Enemy
10:45pm, SBS

MA15+
UK, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Deeyah Khan
What's it about?
In this BAFTA-nominated documentary, Emmy Award-winning Muslim film-maker Deeyah Khan meets US neo-Nazis and white nationalists face to face, and attends America's biggest and most violent far right rally in recent years. Khan, who has received death threats in the past after advocating diversity and multiculturalism, tries to get behind the violent ideology, to seek and understand the personal and political reasons behind the apparent resurgence of far right extremism in the United States.

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