• Naomi Watts in 'The Ring', which leaves SBS On Demand on September 29th, 2020. (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
Don't miss your chance to watch these standout movies and documentaries leaving SBS On Demand throughout September.
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SBS Movies

31 Aug 2020 - 1:14 PM  UPDATED 31 Aug 2020 - 4:56 PM

 

For a list of all titles (including TV and more documentaries) leaving SBS On Demand during August, click here.

 

Belle (Leaving 1st September)

M
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

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (4/9)

PG
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary, History
Language: English
Director: Deborah Riley Draper
What's it about?
In 1936, 18 African American athletes dubbed the "black auxiliary" by Hitler defied Nazi Aryan Supremacy and Jim Crow Racism to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin. The world remembers Jesse Owens. But, Olympic Pride American Prejudice shows how all 18 are a seminal precursor to the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Arbitrage (5/9)

MA15+
USA, 2012
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth, Laetitia Casta, Chris Eigeman
What's it about?
On the eve of his 60th birthday, New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Gere) is the portrait of success - at least on the surface. In reality, Miller is in over his head, trying desperately to sell his empire to a big bank before the authorities and his family uncover the depth of his fraud. Unexpectedly, a critical error forces Miller to juggle family, business and crime with the aid of a former associate, but a detective's suspicions mean it may already be too late.

Wall Street scams get personal in 'Arbitrage'

Star Trek: First Contact (6/9)

PG
USA, 1996
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard
What's it about?
After an epic battle against the Borg (cybernetically-enhanced life forms), Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise follow the Borg Sphere back into the 21st century to prevent the Borg from contaminating Earth’s timeline and preventing Earth’s first contact. Picard and the crew must work together to battle the Borg Queen before she assimilates all of mankind and changes history forever.

Spotlight (7/9)

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Tom McCarthy
Starring: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci
What's it about?
Follows a team of reporters at The Boston Globe who, in 2001, launched a dogged investigation into the misdeeds covered up by the Catholic Church. They were eventually able to out nearly 90 Boston-area priests as molesters and exposed a pattern of corruption at the church where the higher-ups privy to the scandal would effectively silence any accusers who came forward. Winner of Best Picture at 2016 Academy Awards, and directed by Tom McCarthy (The Station AgentThe Visitor).

Spotlight review: Smart, subtle approach exposes villains hiding in plain sight (⭐⭐⭐⭐)

Carol (11/9)

M
USA, UK, 2015
Genre: Drama, Romance, LGBTIQ+
Language: English
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler
What's it about?
Based on Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel 'The Price of Salt', the 1950s-set romantic drama from acclaimed director Todd Haynes (SafeFar From HeavenI'm Not There) follows Carol (Blanchett), a Manhattan socialite trapped in a loveless marriage of convenience with Harge (Chandler), whose life is forever changed when she meets a department store clerk (Mara). Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Carol review: A magnificent, mesmerising account of mid-century desire

The Pianist (13/9)

MA15+
France, Poland, UK, 2002
Genre: Drama, War
Language: English, German, Russian
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Adrien Brody, Maureen Lipman, Thomas Kretschmann, Emilia Fox, Frank Finlay
What's it about?
Wladyslaw Szpilman (Brody), a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw. Winner of the Palme D'Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and Best Actor (Brody) at the 2003 Academy Awards.

Wadjda (15/9)

M
Saudi Arabia, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Starring: Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Reem Abdullah
What's it about?
A rebellious Saudi girl (Mohammed) enters a Koran recitation competition at her school and hopes to win enough money to buy her own bicycle. The story is tailored to highlight the pressures and difficulties faced by women in Saudi Arabia, with a rare glimpse into the lives of women behind closed doors and the warm relationships between mothers and daughters. Nominated for a 2013 BAFTA award for Best Film Not In The English Language.

Wadjda: Haifaa Al-Mansour interview
Wadjda review: A film about female triumph

The Work (15/9)

PG
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.

Review: Folsom Prison's Group Therapy Program Rivetingly Documented In 'The Work'

The Square (16/9)

MA15+
Sweden, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: Swedish, Danish, English
Director: Ruben Ostlund
Starring: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Læssø
What's it about?
Christian (Bang) is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But disaster strikes when Christian’s phone is stolen, his new performance art piece turns dangerously awry, and his marketing campaign goes viral for all the wrong reasons. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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The Confirmation (16/9)

M
Canada, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Bob Nelson
Starring: Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Tim Blake Nelson, Patton Oswalt, Matthew Modine
What's it about?
Walt (Owen) and Bonnie (Bello) are the divorced parents of eight-year-old Anthony (Jaeden Martell). When Bonnie and her new husband (Modine) head off to a religious retreat, Anthony gets to spend two days with his dad for the first time in what seems like forever. 

What We Did on Our Holiday (17/9)

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.

My Life as a Zucchini (22/9)

PG
France, Switzerland, 2016
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Language: French
Director: Claude Barras
Starring: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud, Michel Vuillermoz
What's it about?
After his mother’s death, Zucchini is befriended by a kind police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. There, with the help of his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love as he searches for a new family of his own. Written by Céline Sciamma, writer-director of Girlhood and Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

Animated film 'My Life as a Zucchini' is simply irresistible for kids and adults alike

The Wackness (22/9)

MA15+
USA, 2008
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Levine
Starring: Josh Peck, Ben Kingsley, Famke Janssen, Olivia Thirlby
What's it about?
It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop. Set against this backdrop, a lonely teenager named Luke Shapiro (Peck) spends his last summer before university selling marijuana throughout New York City, trading it with his unorthodox psychotherapist (Kingsley) for treatment, while having a crush on his stepdaughter (Thirlby). Winner of the Audience Award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. 

The Finishers (22/9)

PG
France, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Nils Tavernier
Starring: Fabien Héraud, Alexandra Lamy, Jacques Gamblin
What's it about?
Julien (Héraud) dreams of adventure. But when you live in a wheelchair, such dreams are difficult to fulfil. To do so, Julien challenges his father (Gamblin) to compete with him in the ‘Ironman’ triathlon in Nice. A whole family comes together and reconnects in an attempt to see this incredible exploit through. 

The Finishers Review: Charming French melodrama

A Little Chaos (24/9)

M, CC
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.

The Devil's Double (24/9)

MA15+, CC
UK, 2011
Genre: Drama, Biography
Language: English
Director: Lee Tamahori
Starring: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Philip Quast, Raad Rawi, Khalid Laith
What's it about?
Based on the shocking true story of Latif (played by Cooper), an Iraqi army lieutenant forced to become the body double of Saddam Hussein’s depraved and sadistic son, Uday. Becoming almost indistinguishable from the reviled Black Prince, Latif realises he must escape the devil’s den - or die trying. Directed by Lee Tamahori (Once Were Warriors).

Dean Spanley (25/9)

G
UK, 2008
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Toa Fraser
Starring: Peter O'Toole, Sam Neill, Jeremy Northam, Art Malik, Bryan Brown
What's it about?
England, 1904. Henslowe Fisk (Northam) and his ailing father, Horatio Fisk (O’Toole), decide to go to a lecture given by the Swami Nala Prash (Malik) on reincarnation, called ‘The Transmigration of Souls’. While there, they meet one Dean Spanley (Neill) as well as Wrather (Brown), a self-described facilitator from the Colonies.

Leave No Trace (28/9)

G
Canada, USA, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Debra Granik
Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeff Kober, Dale Dickey
What's it about?
A father (Foster) and daughter (Jojo Rabbit's Thomasin McKenzie) live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own. From Debra Granik, acclaimed writer-director of Winter's Bone.

Sleepy Hollow (29/9)

MA15+
USA, 1999
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Language: English
Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien
What's it about?
Based on the classic tale, Ichabod Crane (Depp) is a professor whose wild theories get him discredited and exiled to an upstate New York hamlet where he happens on a myth that comes to life: A headless horseman who has taken the heads of four people tries to find one that fits him perfectly.

David and Margaret review Sleepy Hollow on The Movie Show (Episode 43 1999)

The Odd Couple (29/9)

G
USA, 1968
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Gene Saks
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler, Herb Edelman, David Sheiner
What's it about?
In New York, Felix (Lemmon), a neurotic news writer who just broke up with his wife, is urged by his chaotic friend Oscar (Matthau), a sports journalist, to move in with him, but their lifestyles are as different as night and day are, so Felix's ideas about housekeeping soon begin to irritate Oscar.

The Ring (29/9)

M
USA, 2002
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Naomi Watts, Brian Cox, Martin Henderson
What's it about?
This US remake of the cult 1998 Japanese chiller follows a journalist (Watts) who faces a race against time when she investigates the legend of a strange videotape, which allegedly claims the life of the viewer one week after watching it.

Naomi Watts in 'The Ring', which leaves SBS On Demand on September 29th, 2020.

Agora (30/9)

MA15+
Spain, 2009
Genre: Drama, History, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Max Minghella
What's it about?
A historical drama set in 4th century AD Roman Egypt, about a slave (Isaac) who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy and mathematics professor, Hypatia of Alexandria (Weisz). Winner of seven Spanish Goya Awards in 2010.

Agora takes the sword to fundamentalism
Agora gets a tick for credibility
Why You Should Watch: Agora

Arctic (30/9)

M
Iceland, 2018
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Joe Penna
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir, Tintrinai Thikhasuk
What's it about?
A man (Mikkelsen) stranded in the Arctic is finally about to receive his long-awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek through the unknown for potential salvation.

Review: Mads Mikkelsen Fights For Survival In 'Arctic'

Mads Mikkelsen in 'Arctic'
 

My King (30/9)

MA15+
France, 2015
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: French
Director: Maïwenn
Starring: Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Louis Garrel, Isild Le Besco
What's it about?
Tony (Bercot, who won the Best Actress prize at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival) is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident. Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on a turbulent relationship that she experienced with Georgio (Cassel).

Saint Laurent (30/9)

MA15+
France, 2014
Genre: Biography, Drama
Language: French
Director: Bertrand Bonello
Starring: Gaspard Ulliel, Léa Seydoux, Jérémie Renier, Louis Garrel, Brady Corbet
What's it about?
A look at the life of the late French fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent (Ulliel), from 1965 to 1976 when he was at the peak of his career. From acclaimed director Bertrand Bonello (Nocturama, House of Pleasures).

Saint Laurent Review

Stockholm (30/9)

M
Canada, USA, 2019
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Robert Budreau
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong, Christopher Heyerdahl
What's it about?
Based on the extraordinary true story of the European city’s 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis that was documented in the 1974 New Yorker article “The Bank Drama” by Daniel Lang. The events grasped the world’s attention when the hostages bonded with their captors and turned against the authorities, giving rise to the psychological phenomenon known as “Stockholm Syndrome.”

Mediterranea (30/9)

M
Qatar, France, Germany, USA, Italy, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic, English, French
Director: Jonas Carpignano
Starring: Koudous Seihon, Alassane Sy, Francesco Papasergio, Pio Amato, Vincenzina Siciliano
What's it about?
Ayiva (Seihon) recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas (Sy) off of the continent. Ayiva adapts to life in Italy, but when tensions with the local community rise, things become increasingly dangerous. Determined to make his new situation work he attempts to weather the storm, but it has its costs.

Manifesto (30/9)

M
Australia, Germany, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Italian
Director: Julian Rosefeldt
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer, Ruby Bustamante, Carl Dietrich Carls
What's it about?
A tribute to various (art) manifestos of the nineteenth and twentieth century, ranging from Communism to Dogme, in connection with thirteen different characters, including a homeless man, a factory worker and a corporate CEO, who are all played by Cate Blanchett. A striking humorous film version of Julian Rosefeldt's acclaimed multi-screen film installation.

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The Angels' Share (30/9)

MA15+
UK, 2012
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Ken Loach
Starring: Paul Brannigan, Siobhan Reilly, John Henshaw, Gary Maitland
What's it about?
Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie (Brannigan) vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives. A comedy from acclaimed director Ken Loach (Kes, I, Daniel Blake). 

The Angels' Share Review

Departures (30/9)

M
Japan, 2008
Genre: Music, Drama
Language: Japanese
Director: Yôjirô Takita
Starring: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki
What's it about?
Daigo Kobayashi (Motoki) is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and now finds himself without a job. He decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled "Departures" thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency only to discover that the job is actually for a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. 

Biutiful (30/9)

MA15+
Spain, Mexico, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu
Starring: Javier Bardem, Eduard Fernández, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib
What's it about?
This is the journey of Uxbal (Bardem, in an Oscar-nominated performance), a conflicted man who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality amidst the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona. As fate encircles him and thresholds are crossed, a dim, redemptive road brightens, illuminating the inheritances bestowed from father to child, and the paternal guiding hand that navigates life’s corridors. From Alejandro G. Iñárritu, director of BabelBirdman and The Revenant.

Bardem plays Biutiful on and off-screen

Styx (30/9)

M
Austria, Germany, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: German, English
Director: Wolfgang Fischer
Starring: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Kelvin Mutuku Ndinda, Inga Birkenfeld
What's it about?
Rike (Wolff) intends to use her much-needed annual leave to realise her dream of sailing alone from Gibraltar to Ascension, a small tropical island in the middle of the Atlantic. Her desire for a carefree holiday seems to be until after a storm, her beautiful adventure suddenly turns into an unprecedented challenge when she spots a badly damaged, overloaded refugee boat nearby.

'Styx': Lean, Gripping, Topical Drama At Sea

Near Dark (30/9)

MA15+
USA, 1987
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton
What's it about?
A mid-western farm boy (Pasdar) reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl (Wright) he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires (including Hendriksen and Paxton) who roam the highways in stolen cars. From Kathryn Bigelow, director of Point Break and The Hurt Locker.

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Lace Hendriksen, Jenny Wright and Bill Paxton in 1987's 'Near Dark'

Only Lovers Left Alive (30/9)

M
UK, France, Germany, USA, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Anton Yelchin, Mia Wasikowska, Jeffrey Wright
What's it about?
Underground musician Adam (Hiddleston) reunites with his lover for centuries (Swinton) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by her wild and uncontrollable little sister (Wasikowska). From cult director Jim Jarmusch (Dead Man, Down By Law).

Only Lovers Left Alive Review: An Unhurried Pleasure
Tilda Swinton interview: Only Lovers Left Alive

Let the Right One In (30/9)

MA15+
Sweden, 2008
Genre: Horror
Language: Swedish
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Starring: Lina Leandersson, Kare Hedebrant, Per Ragnar
What's it about?
Oskar (Hedebrant) is bullied at school and at home tends to retreat into his own violent fantasies. Oskar’s life changes when he makes friends with the mysterious and unkempt twelve-year-old Eli (Leandersson). However, when locals start falling victim to a series of gruesome murders, many drained of their blood, Oskar starts to put two and two together and realises Eli might just be exactly what she seems. 

Let the Right One In review: A masterful story of outsiders and urges

Borg vs. McEnroe (30/9)

M
Sweden, 2017
Genre: Drama, Sport
Language: English, Swedish
Director: Janus Metz Pedersen
Starring: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård
What's it about?
It’s the summer of 1980 and Björn Borg (Gudnason) is the top tennis player in the world, dominating the sport both on and off the court. A powerful and rigorously disciplined player, there is only one obstacle in his pursuit of a record-breaking fifth Wimbledon championship - the highly talented but ferociously abrasive young American, John McEnroe (LaBeouf).

Shia LaBeouf Shines In 'Borg vs. McEnroe'

Sverrir Gudnason as Björn Borg and Shia LaBeouf as John McEnroe in 'Borg vs. McEnroe'

Bugsy Malone (30/9)

G
UK, 1976
Genre: Music, Drama, Comedy, Family, Action
Language: English
Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Paul Murphy, Dexter Fletcher, Michael Jackson, Jodie Foster, Scott Baio
What's it about?
A pint-sized cast illuminates this musical that is unlike any other ever made. Set in 1929 New York City, Bugsy Malone captures a flashy world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls, and dreamers - all played by child actors! As Tallulah, the sassy girlfriend of the owner of Fat Sam's Grand Slam Speakeasy, future superstar Jodie Foster dances and sings her way into our hearts.

The Death of Stalin (30/9)

MA15+
UK, 2017
Genre: Comedy, History
Language: English
Director: Armando Iannucci
Starring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Michael Palin
What's it about?
When tyrannical dictator Josef Stalin (McLoughlin) dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Buscemi) and Lavrenti Beria (Beale), the sadistic secret police chief. From Armando Iannucci, creator of The Thick of It, In the Loop and Veep.

The Thief of Bagdad (30/9)

PG
UK, 1940
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: Michael Powell, Ludwig Berger, Tim Whelan
Starring: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin, Rex Ingram
What's it about?
The evil Jaffar (Veidt) has imprisoned the King of Bagdad, Ahmad (Justin). A young thief, Abu (Sabu), helps him to escape to the Sultan's palace where Ahmad falls in love with the Sultan's daughter, who is betrothed to Jaffar. As the two attempt to restore peace to the city, their adventures bring them into contact with a genie and a flying carpet, both of which they will need if they are to defeat Jaffar. Co-directed by Michael Powell (The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus).

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