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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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25 Sep 2020 - 10:23 AM  UPDATED 25 Sep 2020 - 1:53 PM

TV Movie Guide: 28 September - 4 October
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.

Closed Captions (CC) are available for American Animals and Forever Enthralled




Canada, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Language: Spanish, French
Director: Ken Scott
Starring: Patrick Huard, Julie Le Breton, Antoine Bertrand, Dominic Philie, Marc Bélanger
What's it about?
David Wosniak (Huard) is 42 years old, affable, but a perpetual screw up who finally decides to take control of his life. A habitual sperm donor in his youth, he discovers that he's the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of the prolific donor code-named Starbuck.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Adventures of Arsene Lupin

France, 2004
Genre: Romance, Crime, Mystery
Language: French
Director: Jean-Paul Salome
Starring: Romain Duris, Kristin Scott Thomas, Eva Green, Pascal Greggory
What's it about?
Follows the adventures of Arsène Lupin (Duris), an aristocratic Belle Époque gentleman robber who preys on the rich and is kind to the poor. Fate teams him up with the beautiful and mysterious Countess of Cagliostro who is involved in a devious plot to recover the treasure of the kings of France. However, an underground monarchist network is also after the treasure.



A Man In A Hurry

France, 2018
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: French
Director: Hervé Mimran
Starring: Leïla Bekhti, Fabrice Luchini, Igor Gotesman, Alexia Séféroglou, Fatima Adoum, Olivier Rosemberg
What's it about?
Alain (Luchini) is a respected, high-profile businessman and a brilliant speaker who let his personal life lapse in favour of corporate success. When he suffers a serious stroke and wakes up in hospital, he finds himself stripped back to zero. Jeanne (Bekhti) is a young speech therapist in charge of his rehabilitation. With a lot of patience and hard work, Jeanne and Alain get to know each other and, in their own way, begin to rebuild their lives.

The Last Diamond

Belgium, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Eric Barbier
Starring: Yvan Attal, Berenice Bejo, Jean-François Stévenin, Antoine Basler
What's it about?
A thief on parole (Attal) is hired to carry out the biggest job of his career, to steal the famous Florentine diamond. To succeed, he must get close to a beautiful diamond expert (Academy Award nominee Bejo) with a personal interest in the jewel.



6 Days

New Zealand, UK, 2017
Genre: Action, Thriller
Language: Persian, Arabic, English
Director: Toa Fraser
Starring: Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, Mark Strong, Martin Shaw, Emun Elliott
What's it about?
London, England, April 1980. Six terrorists assault the Embassy of Iran and take hostages. For six days, tense negotiations are held while the authorities decide whether a military squad should intervene.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Golden Job

Hong Kong, 2018
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Language: Cantonese
Director: Chin Ka-Lok
Starring: Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Michael Tse, Chin Ka-Lok, Jerry Lamb
What's it about?
A group of former mercenaries reunite to plan an epic heist: boosting a truck full of medicine held by a foreign intelligence agency to supply a refugee camp in need. But when they find the truck is actually filled with stolen gold, the band of brothers realize they’ve been double-crossed by one of their own - and putting the situation right will be all out war.




Return of the Hero

Belgium, France, 2018
Genre: History, Comedy
Language: French
Director: Laurent Tirard
Starring: Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Christophe Montenez, Fabienne Galula, Noémie Merlant
What's it about?
1809 France. Captain Neuville (Dujardin) is called to the front, leaving his future bride Pauline (Merlant) heartbroken. Her sister Elizabeth (Laurent) decides to write letters on his behalf to cheer her up, thinking he would never come back. When Neuville returns home unexpectedly, he is welcomed in glory, but in truth is a war deserter and an opportunistic coward, and a suspicious Elizabeth is determined to expose him.

Out of Sight

USA, 1998
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Language: English
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Catherine Keener, Ving Rhames, Albert Brooks
What's it about?
After Jack Foley (Clooney) escapes from jail with the help of his partner, Buddy Bragg (Rhames), he takes Karen Sisco (Lopez), a sexy federal agent, hostage. Immediately sparks fly between the two. Eventually they let her go and leave Miami behind, heading directly for Detroit, where they plan to rob a former cellmate of theirs, a wealthy, white-collar criminal (Brooks). When Karen finally locates Foley, a passionate encounter unfurls. Directed by Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies & VideotapeTraffic).

NOTE: No Catch-up at SBS On Demand

Out of Sight review: Funny, thrilling and romantic
A fantastic comedy with plenty of passion and action, and a few twists along the way.



Tommy's Honour

UK, 2017
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Jason Connery
Starring: Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neill, Peter Ferdinando, Ian Pirie
What's it about?
Tom (Mullan) and Tommy Morris (Lowden), father and son pioneers of professional golf, rely on skill, business acumen and working-class street smarts to make Tommy one of the world's first sports superstars and founder.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

American Animals

USA, UK, 2018
Genre: Drama, Crime, Documentary
Language: Dutch, English
Director: Bart Layton
Starring: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, Ann Dowd
What's it about?
In 2003, four Kentucky college students attempted to steal millions of dollars in rare books from the school library. The young men all hailed from comfortable upbringings, and were primarily motivated by wanting to feel special. They committed the heist during daylight, in the library’s regular operating hours, using their exams as an alibi. Directed by Bart Layton (of 2012 documentary The Imposter).

How Bart Layton combines truth and fiction in the real-life heist film 'American Animals'
The director explains how he seamlessly blends drama and documentary to add new depth to a genre movie.



Forever Enthralled

China, Hong Kong, 2008
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Language: Mandarin
Director: Kaige Chen
Starring: Leon Lai, Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hong Chen
What's it about?
Mei Lanfang (Leon Lai) was a a national icon in China, and the biggest Peking opera star of modern times, most famous for playing female roles. The film traces the key moments in Mei’s life: from the duel on stage between a youthful Mei and his once-legendary master, his extra-marital affair with fellow opera singer Meng Xiaodong (Zhang Ziyi), his success on his 1930 US tour, to his decision to stop performing following the Japanese occupation of Beijing in 1937. From director Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine, The Emperor and the Assassin).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Beautiful Boy

USA, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Felix Van Groeningen
Starring: Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, Christian Convery
What's it about?
Based on two memoirs, one from acclaimed journalist David Sheff (played by Carell) and one from his son, Nic Sheff (played by Chalamet). As Nic repeatedly relapses, the Sheffs are faced with the harsh reality that addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and can hit any family at any time. Directed by Felix Van Groeningen (The Broken Circle Breakdown).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:



Tony Takitani

Japan, 2004 
Genre: Drama
Language: Japanese
Director: Jun Ichikawa
Starring: Issei Ogata, Rie Miyazawa, Shinohara Takahumi
What's it about?
Tony Takitani (Ogata) had a solitary childhood. At school he studied art, but while his sketches are accurate and detailed, they lack feeling. Used to being self-sufficient, Tony finds himself becoming more irrational and instinctive. After finding his true vocation as a technical illustrator, he becomes fascinated by Eiko (Miyazawa), a client who in turn is fascinated by high end fashion. Based on the novel by Haruki Murakami.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:


USA, 2018
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Language: English
Director: Albert Hughes
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Marcin Kowalczyk, Jens Hultén
What's it about?
In the prehistoric past, Keda, a young and inexperienced hunter, struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe when bison hunting goes awry. On his way back he will find an unexpected ally.


Jordan, 2014
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Language: Arabic
Director: Naji Abu Nowar
Starring: Jacir Eid, Hassan Mutlag, Hussein Salameh, Marji Audeh, Jack Fox
What's it about?
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy (Eid) experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer (Fox) to his secret destination. Nominated for a 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Reflections on 'Theeb': A Bedouin Story
Meet the Bedouin who travelled from the deserts of Jordan to the red carpet of Venice Film Festival.

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