• From left: Wild At Heart, Clueless, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, I Am Bruce Lee (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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16 Apr 2020 - 8:44 PM  UPDATED 16 Apr 2020 - 8:44 PM

SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 20 - 26 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).



Denmark, 2013
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Language: Danish, French
Director: Michael Noer
Starring: Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Oscar Dyekjær Giese, Lene Maria Christensen
What's it about?
In one of the most impoverished multi-ethnic areas of Copenhagen, 18-year-old Caspar wants to reach the top. Hurled into a world of drugs, violence and prostitution, his playground soon becomes a battlefield. Before long, Casper finds himself and his family in the middle of a conflict that threatens to destroy them.


I Am Bruce Lee

Canada, USA, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Language: French, English
Director: Pete McCormack
What's it about?
Tells the amazing story of one of the most iconic human beings ever to enter the public consciousness. Bruce Lee’s often revolutionary and sometimes controversial thinking on a multitude of planes has become a source of inspiration and debate for a generation of philosophers, actors, filmmakers, and athletes alike. 



USA, 1995
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Amy Heckerling
Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Breckin Meyer, Dan Hedaya, Brittany Murphy, Stacey Dash
What's it about?
If anyone in Beverly Hills is 'clued in' it's Cher (Silverstone). She's almost 16, rich, way popular, and loves letting the world benefit from her expertise in life's important issues - like dating, fashion, and looking good. She believes in 'doing stuff for other people', but when it comes to matters of the heart, especially her own, she's well - clueless.

The Movie Show reviews Clueless (Episode 31, 1995)


USA, 1987
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Language: English
Director: Michael Gottlieb
Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty, James Spader
What's it about?
Jonathan Switcher (McCarthy), an unemployed artist, finds a job as an assistant window dresser for a department store. When Jonathan happens upon a beautiful mannequin he previously designed, she springs to life and introduces herself as Emmy (played by Cattrall), an Egyptian under an ancient spell. Despite interference from the store's devious manager, Jonathan and his mannequin fall in love while creating eye-catching window displays to keep the struggling store in business.

Center of My World
11:55pm, SBS

Austria, Germany, 2016
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Language: German
Director: Jakob M. Erwa
Starring: Louis Hofmann, Sabine Timoteo, Ada Philine Stappenbeck, Jannik Schümann
What's it about?
A17-year-old Phil lives with his mother and twin sister in an old mansion on the outskirts of town. When he returns from summer camp, the mood in the mansion has soured somehow. Phil doesn’t worry about it, hanging out with his best friend Kat instead. When he starts to feel attracted to a mysterious new student at school, Phil is plunged into emotional turmoil only exacerbated by the trouble at home.

Wild At Heart

USA, 1990
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Language: English
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, J.E. Freeman, Crispin Glover, Diane Ladd
What's it about?
In this cult black-comedy directed by David Lynch, two young lovers - Lula (Dern) and her ex-con boyfriend Sailor (Cage) - run from a variety of weirdos that Lula's mom (Ladd, in an Oscar-nominated supporting performance) has hired to kill Sailor. Winner of the Palme D'Or at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival.

The Movie Show reviews Wild at Heart: ★★★★1/2 from David & Margaret (Episode 35, 1990) 
The Movie Show interviews David Lynch and the cast of Wild At Heart (Episode 35, 1990)
Vice Guide To Film: David Lynch


Once Were Warriors
9:35pm, NITV

New Zealand, 1994
Genre: Drama
Language: Maori
Director: Lee Tamahori
Starring: Temuera Morrison, Rena Owen, Cliff Curtis
What's it about?
A family descended from Maori warriors is bedevilled by a violent father (Morrison) and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts. This 1994 drama opened the eyes of audiences world-wide to the reality of life for a small section of New Zealand, broke domestic box office records, and was followed by the 1999 sequel What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?.

Once Were Warriors review / interviews (The Movie Show, Episode 39, 1994)


Battle for Terra
10:00am, NITV

USA, 2007
Genre: Science Fiction, Animation, Action
Language: English
Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas
Starring (voices of): Danny Glover, Brian Cox, James Garner, Evan Rachel Wood, Chris Evans
What's it about?
A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
7:45pm, NITV (repeats 10:00am, Sat 25 Apr)

New Zealand, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata
What's it about?
Written and directed by Taika Waititi (BoyJojo Rabbit), the film follows Ricky (Dennison), a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure. 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople: Interview with Sam Neill
Hunt for the Wilderpeople review: Superbly written, beautifully performed and quite frankly hilarious

Marfa Girl
11:20pm, SBS

USA, 2012
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Larry Clark
Starring: Adam Mediano, Drake Burnette, Jeremy St. James
What's it about?
In Marfa, Texas, the clash between the whites and the Mexican Americans intensifies when an eccentric community of artists moves in. The border patrol is a smothering presence for the citizens. From controversial director Larry Clark (Kids, Bully, Ken Park), and winner of top prize in competition at the 2012 Rome Film Festival.


The Rocky Horror Picture Show
8:30pm, SBS

UK, USA, 1975
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Language: English
Director: Jim Sharman
Starring: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn
What's it about?
Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named 'Rocky'.

The Breaker Upperers

New Zealand, 2018
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek
Starring: Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami, Celia Pacquola, James Rolleston
What's it about?
Fifteen years ago, Mel (Sami) and Jen (van Beek) discovered they were being two-timed by the same man. Bitter and cynical they became fast friends and formed The Breaker Upperers, a small-time business breaking up couples for cash. Now they’re in their late-thirties and business is booming. They’re a platonic, co-dependent couple who keep their cynicism alive by not getting emotionally involved with anybody else. But when they run into an old victim, Mel develops a conscience and their friendship is truly put to the test. Produced by Taika Waititi.

'The Breaker Upperers': An Anti-Valentine's Day Comedy Delight
The best joke in ‘The Breaker Upperers’ is about the stuff white people laugh at

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

USA, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Bibb, Lake Bell, Lindsay Sloane
What's it about?
Eric (Sudeikis) is a thirty-something party animal famous among his close circle of friends for his lavish summer theme parties at his father's swanky Hamptons pad. But when members of the crew start settling down, and Eric's dad announces plans to sell the beach house, Eric decides it's time for one last bash to go out with a proverbial bang - a good old-fashioned orgy.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
11:15pm, SBS

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).

The Hunt
12:30am, SBS VICELAND 

Denmark, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Danish
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp
What's it about?
A teacher (Mikkelsen) lives a lonely life following a difficult divorce, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. This acclaimed film (written & directed by Festen's Thomas Vinterberg) was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Academy Awards.

The Hunt: Mads Mikkelsen interview
The Hunt review: Group hysteria drama gets it right


I Am Not Your Negro
9:35pm, 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

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
9:45pm, SBS

USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David Fairhead
What's it about?
In October of 1957, the Soviets launched Sputnik. The United States, embroiled in a Cold War with the USSR, went into a tailspin, which resulted in the creation of the most successful space agency ever, NASA. Mere years later, John F Kennedy pledged to send a man to the moon, a goal he vowed would be reached before the end of the 1960s. This is the story of four groups of NASA contractors, the unsung heroes who were integral accomplishing the mission. 

Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning

USA, 1985
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Danny Steinmann
Starring: Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Anthony Barrile
What's it about?
The story continues five years after the gruesome murder of Jason by Tommy Jarvis. Now committed to a halfway house, Tommy becomes a suspect when the carnage continues in the area surrounding him.

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

USA, 1986
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Tom McLoughlin
Starring: Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen, Renée Jones
What's it about?
Determined to finish off the infamous killer Jason Voorhees once and for all, Tommy Jarvis and a friend exhume Jason’s corpse in order to cremate him. Things go awry when Jason is instead resurrected, sparking a new chain of ruthlessly brutal murders. Now it’s up to Tommy to stop the dark, devious and demented deaths that he unwittingly brought about.


UK, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Kieron J. Walsh
Starring: Nichola Burley, Martin McCann, Charlene McKenna
What's it about?
Jump follows the lives of four twenty-somethings whose lives collide one fateful New Year's Eve amidst the ancient walls of Derry, Northern Ireland in a night of fast talk, accidents and intrigue. Johnny, a small time crook and Marie, a dissatisfied shop assistant, are both looking for a fresh start. Greta is on the verge of taking her own life and Pearse has a bounty on his head for asking difficult questions about his missing brother Eddie. 

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