• L-R: Harry He's Here To Help, Four Lions, La Femme Nikita, The Skin I Live In (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
Your guide to some of the stories from around the world, screening on Australia's own HD SBS World Movies channel (Digital channel 32).
29 Apr 2021 - 4:06 PM  UPDATED 29 Apr 2021 - 4:48 PM

THIS WEEK'S MOVIES ON SBS, SBS VICELAND, NITV & SBS On Demand
TV Movie Guide: 3 - 9 May
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) available for Four Lions, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Holmes, Sometimes Always Never and Postcards from the Edge
  • Audio Description (CC) available for Mr. Brooks, Sometimes Always Never and Postcards from the Edge

 

MONDAY 3 MAY

All Three of Us
7:35pm

M
France, 2015
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: French, Arabic, German
Director: Kheiron
Starring: Kheiron, Leïla Bekhti, Gérard Darmon
What's it about?
Stand-up comic sensation Kheiron plays his own father, Hibat, a lawyer and eventual political prisoner under the Shah who was released by the Ayatollah. The intolerant climate of Tehran forces him to flee through Turkey with his wife Fereshteh (Bekhti) and baby son. The couple’s spirit of rebellion and joie de vivre continues as they make their mark in the migrant suburb of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Incarnation
9:30pm

MA15+
Serbia, 2016
Genre: Thriller, Action, Mystery
Language: Serbian
Director: Filip Kovačević
Starring: Stojan Đorđević, Daca Vidosavljević, Sten Zendor, Dejan Cicmilović
What's it about?
A man wakes up in a square of an unknown city again and again, after each failed attempt to escape four masked assassins. Through the never ending chase, he tries to recover his identity, and find out who set him up.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Incarnation

 

TUESDAY 4 MAY

Buoyancy
7:50pm

M
Australia, Cambodia, Thailand, 2019
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Cambodian, Thai
Director: Rodd Rathjen
Starring: Sarm Heng, Thanawut Kasro, Mony Ros, Saichia Wongwirot, Yothin Udomsanti
What's it about?
A 14-year-old Cambodian boy (Heng) is taken captive and enslaved aboard a fishing trawler, finding that his only hope of escape may be to become as aggressive as his captors. Official submission of Australia for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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Harry, Here's Here To Help
9:30pm

M
France, 2000
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: French
Director: Dominik Moll
Starring: Laurent Lucas, Sergi López, Mathilde Seigner, Sophie Guillemin
What's it about?
Michel (Lucas) and Claire (Seigner) are a low-income, educated couple who - with three demanding daughters in the back seat - are on their way to their holiday home, an old house which requires so much work that it consumes their entire vacation. On their way, in the bathroom of a gas station, Michel is approached by Harry (López), a school acquaintance he can't remember, who then proceeds to invade Michel's life. Also known under the title With a Friend Like Harry.

SBS On Demand: Original Movie Show Review

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

WEDNESDAY 5 MAY

Equity
7:35pm

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Meera Menon
Starring: Anna Gunn, James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas, Craig Bierko
What's it about?
Senior investment banker Naomi Bishop’s (Gunn) world of high-power big money is brutal and fierce, and one she thrives in. When a controversial IPO threatens the fragile balance of power and confidentiality, Naomi finds herself entangled in a web of politics and deception.

The Skin I Live In
9:30pm

MA15+
Spain, 2011
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Language: Spanish
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet
What's it about?
Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard (Banderas), an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After 12 years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault. In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed a further three things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. From legendary director Pedro Almodóvar (All About My Mother, Talk To Her), this film won the 2012 BAFTA award for Best Film Not in the English Language.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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THURSDAY 6 MAY

The Duchess
7:30pm

M
UK, 2008
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Saul Dibb
Starring: Keira Knightley, Georgia King, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Rampling, Ralph Fiennes
What's it about?
The tale of a woman (Knightley) who became one of the world’s first celebrities, who was adored by all the people of England, save one: her husband, the Duke (Fiennes). Once she marries him, she will attain the very heights of society. Yet, for all her power and notoriety, for all the affection she receives from the masses, she will have to break all of society’s rules, and sacrifice everything, the set her own passionate heart free.

The Wedding Guest
9:35pm

M
UK, 2019
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Dev Patel, Radhika Apte, Jim Sarbh, Harish Khanna, Nish Nathwani
What's it about?
Jay (Patel) is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding—armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be. Jay and his hostage end up on the run across the border and through the railway stations, back alleys, and black markets of New Delhi. Director by Michael Winterbottom (The Claim, 24 Hour Party People).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

FRIDAY 7 MAY

Four Lions
7:35pm

M, CC
USA, 2010
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Chris Morris
Starring: Will Adamsdale, Riz Ahmed, Arsher Ali, Adeel Akhtar, Kayvan Novak, Julia Davis
What's it about?
Tells the story of a group of British jihadists (including Oscar-nominee Riz Ahmed) who push their abstract dreams of glory to breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging, and entirely plausible, farce. Winner of a BAFTA and nominated for two British Comedy Awards.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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Mr. Brooks
9:30pm

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 2007
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Bruce A. Evans
Starring: Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, Dane Cook, William Hurt, Marg Helgenberger
What's it about?
Earl Brooks (Costner) is a successful businessman, loving husband and father - and secretly an insatiable serial murderer known as The Thumbprint Killer, so clever no one has ever suspected him. After two years of inactivity, his pathological compulsion is inflamed again by his wicked alter ego, Marshall (Hurt).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SATURDAY 8 MAY

Mr. Holmes
6:35pm

M, CC
UK, USA, 2015
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada
What's it about?
An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes (McKellan) deals with early dementia as he tries to remember both his final case and a mysterious woman whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.

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Sometimes Always Never
8:30pm

PG, AD, CC
UK, 2019
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Carl Hunter
Starring: Bill Nighy, Sam Riley, Jenny Agutter, Alice Lowe, Tim McInnerny, Louis Healy
What's it about?
Alan (Nighy) is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family.

La Femme Nikita
10:10pm

MA15+
France, 1990
Genre: Thriller, Action
Language: French
Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Anne Parillaud, Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Jean Reno
What's it about?
Nikita's (Parillaud) killer instincts as a ruthless street junkie make her the perfect assassin. Recruited against her will by a secret government organisation, she's transformed into a sexy lethal weapon. From director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Leon: The Professional).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
REVIEW
La Femme Nikita Review
A real heart grabber.

 

SUNDAY 9 MAY 

Alpha
6:40pm

PG
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?
An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. Europe, 20,000 years ago. While on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man (Smit-McPhee) is injured and left for dead. Awakening to find himself broken and alone - he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies.

Postcards from the Edge
8:30pm

M, AD, CC
USA, 1990 
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Richard Dreyfuss
What's it about?
On exit from rehab, Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale (Streep) stays with her mother Doris (MacLaine) on recommendation, who has become a somewhat champion drinker herself, and Suzanne thus struggles to maintain her sobriety and her sanity in her company. Adapted from Carrie Fisher's acclaimed memoir and directed by Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), the film was nominated for two 1991 Academy Awards including Best Actress (Streep).

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Mother
10:25pm

MA15+
Korea, 2009
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Language: Korean
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Starring: Hye-ja Kim, Won Bin, Jin Goo, Je-mun Yun
What's it about?
When a mentally disabled boy (Won Bin) is arrested for the murder of a young girl in rural South Korea, the case is quickly closed thanks to an inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force. It's left to the boy's widowed mother (Hye-ja Kim) to find the girl's killer and to prove her son's innocence. Directed by Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) and winner of three Asian Film Awards in 2010, including Best Film.

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