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18 Sep 2020 - 8:57 AM  UPDATED 18 Sep 2020 - 8:57 AM

SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 21 - 27 September
Your guide to some of the stories from around the world, screening on Australia's own HD SBS World Movies channel (Digital channel 32).

  • CC (Closed Captions) are available for Adam Goodes - The Final Quarter, Bangkok Revenge, Friday Night Lights and The Last Temptation of Christ
  • AD (Audio Description) is available for Take Shelter and Lord of the Flies



Adam Goodes - The Final Quarter
12:00pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 26 September, 8:35pm)

Australia, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ian Darling
What's it about?
Re-examines the incidents that marked the final 3 years of Indigenous footballer Adam Goodes' playing career. Made entirely from archival footage, photos and interviews sourced from television, radio and newspapers, the film reviews the national conversation that took place over this period.

Goodes documentary prompts reflection

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Bangkok Revenge

MA15+, CC
Thailand, 2011
Genre: Action, Drama
Language: Thai, English
Director: Jean-Marc Minéo
Starring: Jon Foo, Caroline Ducey, Michaël Cohen, Apiradee Pawaputanon, Winai Kraibutr
What's it about?
Manit (Foo) witnessed the murder of his parents when he was just 10 years old. The killers shot him in the head, but he miraculously survived. However, the damage to his brain left him unable to experience regular human emotions. A martial arts master saved him and took him in. Twenty years later, Manit has become a master of martial arts himself. He returns to the scene of the crime, seeking justice.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Team Spirit

France, 2016
Genre: Thriller
Language: French
Director: Christophe Barratier
Starring: Arthur Dupont, François-Xavier Demaison, Sabrina Ouazani
What's it about?
2008. The world economy is hit by the worst crisis since 1929. Jérôme Kerviel (Dupont), a young trader, is allegedly responsible for the first and most extravagant in a series of scandals that will shake the financial markets worldwide. Hired as a simple clerk at the same bank, 8 years earlier, no one could have predicted that the 31-year-old Kerviel would go so far as to gamble – supposedly alone, and in secret - 50 billion euros. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:



Take Shelter

USA, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jeff Nichols
Starring: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham, Katy Mixon, Kathy Baker
What's it about?
Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father (Shannon) questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Mud, Loving), and nominated for Independent Spirit awards in the Best Feature, Director, Actor (Shannon) and Supporting Actress (Chastain) categories.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Falcon and the Snowman

UK, USA, 1985
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Joyce Van Patten
What's it about?
The idealistic son (Hutton) of an ex-FBI agent and his volatile, dope dealing friend (Penn), pull off the most brazen act of espionage since World War II when they sell some of America's most sensitive secrets to the KGB. From director John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy, Marathon Man).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

All Cheerleaders Die

USA, 2013
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Chris Sivertson, Lucky McKee
Starring: Sidney Allison, Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler
What's it about?
When tragedy rocks Blackfoot High, rebellious outsider Maddy Killian (Stasey) shocks the student body by joining the cheerleading squad. This decision drives a rift between Maddy and her ex-girlfriend Leena Miller (Smit-McPhee) — a loner who claims to practice the dark arts. After a confrontation with the football team, Maddy and her new cheerleader friends are sent on a supernatural roller coaster ride which leaves a path of destruction none of them may be able to escape. Remake of McKee and Siverston's own 2001 feature film of the same name.



Friday Night Lights
9:30pm, NITV

USA, 2004
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Peter Berg
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez
What's it about?
A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles (Luke), is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant social problems begin to flare up. It is left to the inspiring abilities of new coach Gary Gaines (Thornton) to instil in the other team members - and, by proxy, the town itself - a sense of self-respect and honour. 

Lady in White

USA, 1988
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Frank LaLoggia
Starring: Lukas Haas, Len Cariou, Alex Rocco, Katherine Helmond, Tom Bower
What's it about?
Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank (Haas) witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady In White lives. As he discovers the secret of the woman he soon finds that the killer may be someone close to him.



Tia and Piujuq
8:00pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 26 September, 10:00am)

Canada, 2018
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Language: English, Arabic, Inuktitut
Director: Lucy Tulugarjuk
Starring: Tia Bshara, Nuvvija Tulugarjuk, Eiman Aljaber, Ghaiss Gharibet
What's it about?
Tia (Bshara), a 10 year-old Syrian refugee living in Montreal, finds a magic portal and travels to the Arctic where she befriends an Inuk girl (Tulugarjuk) with whom she immerses herself in a world of Inuit myth and magic.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:


UK, Spain, 2005
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Jaume Balagueró
Starring: Calista Flockhart, Richard Roxburgh, Elena Anaya, Gemma Jones, Colin McFarlane
What's it about?
Haunted by memories of a patient's death, Amy (Flockhart) takes a job as a nurse at an antiquated hospital for children. Soon she learns that the kids fear a ghost that prowls the floors and will not allow anyone to leave. She then tries to protect them and convince the other staffers of the evil that lurks there.



Inside Job

USA, 2010
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Charles Ferguson
What's it about?
Narrated by Matt Damon, Inside Job is the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Inside Job traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.

NOTE: No Catch-up at SBS On Demand
Inside Job Review
Astonishing account of financial meltdown yields great returns.

The Last Temptation of Christ
9:25pm, SBS

USA, Canada, 1988
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Harry Dean Stanton, David Bowie
What's it about?
Jesus (Dafoe), a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt.

Video: The Movie Show reviews The Last Temptation of Christ (Episode 36 1988)
Video: The Movie Show interviews Martin Scorsese (Episode 34 1988)

NOTE: No Catch-up at SBS On Demand

Maliglutit (The Searchers)
10:05pm, NITV

Canada, 2016
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Language: Inuktitut
Director: Zacharias Kunuk
Starring: Benjamin Kunuk, Joey Sarpinak, Jocelyne Immaroitok, Karen Ivalu
What's it about?
Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner) returns with this Arctic epic inspired by the classic John Ford western The Searchers, about a vengeful husband who sets off in pursuit of the violent men who kidnapped his wife and destroyed his home.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:



Lord of the Flies

USA, 1990
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Harry Hook
Starring: Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh, Danuel Pipoly, James Badge Dale, Andrew Taft
What's it about?
The 1980’s adaptation of the classic novel by Nobel Prize winner Sir William Golding is the powerful drama of a group of young American military school cadets stranded on a remote island.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Swim Team
8:35pm, NITV

USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Lara Stolman
What's it about?
This documentary chronicles the overwhelming struggles and extraordinary triumphs of 3 young athletes with autism and shows how a swim team can bring hope to a community.

Swim Team

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