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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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1 Oct 2020 - 1:30 PM  UPDATED 1 Oct 2020 - 2:54 PM

THIS WEEK'S MOVIES ON SBS, SBS VICELAND & NITV:
TV Movie Guide: 5 - 11 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 As It Is In Heaven, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Love & FriendshipA Hijacking, The Baader-Meinhof Complex and Little Miss Sunshine

 

MONDAY 5 OCTOBER

One Hour Photo
7:40pm

M
USA, 2002
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Mark Romanek
Starring: Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Erin Daniels, Eriq La Salle
What's it about?
Sy Parrish (Williams) has lovingly and painstakingly developed photographs for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually convinces himself he's part of their family. When Sy discovers the family's dark secret, a bizarre and thrilling confrontation ensues. Directed by Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go).

The Raid
9:30pm

MA15+
Indonesia, 2011
Genre: Action
Language: Indonesian
Director: Gareth Evans
Starring:  Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy
What's it about?
Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable multi-level safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the rundown apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness, an elite SWAT team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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Martial arts mayhem doesn't let up.

 

TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER

As It Is In Heaven
7:30pm

M, CC
Sweden, 2004
Genre: Music, Drama
Language: Swedish
Director: Kay Pollak
Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, Helen Sjöholm, Lennart Jähkel
What's it about?
A successful international conductor (Nyqvist) suddenly interrupts his career and returns to his childhood village in the far north of Sweden. He is asked to listen to the fragment of a church choir in the parish hall - just to give some advice. From that moment nothing in the village is the same again. The choir develops and grows, and the conductor makes both friends and enemies and finds love. Oscar-nominated in 2005 for Best Foreign Language Film.

The Tiger Brigades
9:55pm

M
France, 2006
Genre: Action, Adventure
Language: French
Director: Jerome Cornuau
Starring: Edouard Baer, Diane Kruger, Clovis Cornillac, Olivier Gourmet, Jacques Gamblin
What's it about?
The year is 1912, and despite operating in the shadow of the guillotine, French gangsters continue to flourish. The Minister of Interior Affairs creates a dozen of his 'mobile brigades' and deploys them nationwide. One such unit, fronted by straight-arrow cop Valentin (Cornillac), is assigned to track down the gang led by France's most wanted: anarchist Jules Bonnot (Gamblin).

 

WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER

The Reluctant Fundamentalist
7:30pm

M, CC
UK, 2013
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Mira Nair
Starring: Riz Ahmed, Liev Schreiber, Om Puri, Martin Donovan, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland
What's it about?
From Award-winning director Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay!, Monsoon Wedding), and based on the acclaimed novel by Mohsin Hamid, this film explores bias and the phenomenon of globalisation. A young Pakistani man (Ahmed) who is chasing corporate success on Wall Street soon finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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League of Gods
9:55pm

M
China, Hong Kong, 2016
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Language: Mandarin
Director: Koan Hui On
Starring: Jet Li, Fan Bingbing, Louis Koo, Angelababy, Tony Leung Ka-Fai
What's it about?
During the reign of King Zhou (Tony Leung Ka-fai), an official enters his bedchamber, and is devoured by the monstrous tails of Daji (Fan Bingbing), his concubine. Outside their city, several warriors within a metal wagon discuss their strategies to free the Invisible People and their Chief, when Jiang Ziya (Jet Li) appears to them. He tells them that when King Zhou was younger, he let himself become possessed by the Black Dragon for his quest for power.

 

THURSDAY 8 OCTOBER

Love & Friendship
5:50pm

PG, CC
UK, USA, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Whit Stillman
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Tom Bennett, Stephen Fry
What's it about?
From Jane Austen’s novella, the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale) visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out colourful rumours of her dalliances and to find husbands for herself and her daughter. Two young men, handsome Reginald DeCourcy (Samuel) and wealthy Sir James Martin (Bennett), severely complicate her plans. An acerbic take on Austen from Whit Stillman, writer-director of Metropolitan & The Last Days of Disco.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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Skin
7:30pm

M
UK, 2008
Genre: Drama, Biography
Language: English
Director: Anthony Fabian
Starring: Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige
What's it about?
The true story of Sandra Laing (Okonedo), a black child born in the 1950s to white Afrikaners, unaware of their black ancestry. Her parents are rural shopkeepers serving the local black community, who lovingly bring her up as their 'white' little girl. But at the age of ten, Sandra is driven out of white society. The film follows her thirty-year journey from rejection to acceptance, betrayal to reconciliation, as she struggles to define her place in a changing world.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Emperor of Paris
9:30pm

MA15+
France, 2018
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, History, Adventure
Language: French, German
Director: Jean-Francois Richet
Starring: Vincent Cassel, Olga Kurylenko, August Diehl, Freya Mavor
What's it about?
Under the reign of Napoleon, François Vidocq (Cassel), the only man who escaped from the greatest penal colony of the country, is a legend of the low-Parisian fund. Left for dead after his last spectacular escape, the ex-penal colony prisoner tries to make him forget under the traits of a single trader.

 

FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER

A Hijacking
7:35pm

M, CC
Denmark, 2012
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: Danish, Swedish
Director: Tobias Lindholm
Starring: Pilou Asbæk, Amalie Ihle Alstrup, Abdihakin Asgar, Gary Skjoldmose Porter
What's it about?
The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbor when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship's cook Mikkel (Asbæk) and the engineer Jan (Møller), who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company and the Somali pirates.

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The Baader Meinhof Complex
9:30pm

MA15+, CC
Germany, 2008
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: German
Director: Uli Edel
Starring: Martina Gedeck, Nadja Uhl, Bruno Ganz, Moritz Bleibtreu
What's it about?
Details the story of the Red Army Faction, a left-wing terrorist organisation that became increasingly active in the late 1960s and '70s. Also known as the Baader-Meinhof Group, the faction was formed by the radicalised children of the Nazi generation with the intended goal of battling Western imperialism and the West German establishment. Nominated for the 2009 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

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A chilling depiction of country in turmoil.

 

SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER

Legend
6:45pm

PG
USA, 1985
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Language: English, Italian
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent, Alice Playten, Billy Barty
What's it about?
Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story follows a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate, to undertake a heroic quest. He must save the beautiful Princess Lili and defeat the demonic Lord of Darkness, or the world will be plunged into a never-ending ice age.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Little Miss Sunshine
8:30pm

M, CC
USA, 2006
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Starring: Steve Carell, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, Paul Dano
What's it about?
When bespectacled seven-year-old Olive (Breslin) voices her desire to take home the coveted Little Miss Sunshine crown at an upcoming beauty pageant, her wildly dysfunctional family sets out on an interstate road trip to ensure her a clear shot at realising her dreams. Winner of two Academy Awards in 2007, including Best Supporting Actor (Arkin) and Best Original Screenplay.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Lean on Pete
10:25pm

M
UK, 2018
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Andrew Haigh
Starring: Charlie Plummer, Steve Zahn, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, Amy Seimetz
What's it about?
Charley Thompson (Plummer), a teenager living with his single father, gets a summer job working for horse trainer Del Montgomery. Bonding with an ageing racehorse named Lean on Pete, Charley is horrified to learn he is bound for slaughter, and so he steals the horse, and the duo embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier. Directed by Andrew Haigh, director of 45 Years and Weekend.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER

Yeh Jawaani, Hai Deewani
5:40pm

PG
India, 2013
Genre: Bollywood
Language: Hindi
Director: Ayan Mukherjee
Starring: Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor
What's it about?
Kabir (Kapoor) and Naina (Padukone) bond in college, but before Naina can express her love, Kabir leaves India to pursue his career. In a twist of fate, the two reconnect in their twenties.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Mustang
8:30pm

M
Turkey, France, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: Turkish
Director: Deniz Gamze Erguven
Starring: Güneş Nezihe Şensoy, Doğa Zeynep Doğuşlu, Elit İşcan, Tuğba Sunguroğlu
What's it about?
Young orphaned Turkish girl Lale (Sensoy) and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. However, the ‘immorality’ of their play sets off a scandal. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instead of attending school, the girls are forced to learn homemaking skills, and talks of arranged marriages begin. Discontented, the five sisters who share a common passion for freedom find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Academy Awards.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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From the Land of the Moon
10:20pm

MA15+
Canada, France, Belgium, 2016
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: French, Spanish, German
Director: Nicole Garcia
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel, Àlex Brendemühl, Brigitte Rouan
What's it about?
An adaptation of Milena Agus' eponymous novel set after WWII, this film spans 20 years, following the destiny of a passionate, free-spirited woman (Cotillard) who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man. In Official Competition selection at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

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