• L-R: The Place Beyond the Pines, Tess, Drunken Master, Gold (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).
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9 Sep 2021 - 2:55 PM  UPDATED 9 Sep 2021 - 3:44 PM

FOR MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS ON SBS, SBS VICELAND & NITV (13 - 19 SEPTEMBER):
TV Movie Guide: 13 - 19 September
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 Phoenix, Don't Look Now, Sing Street, Gold, All Quiet On the Western Front, Charlie Countryman and In a World...
  • Audio Description (AD) available for TessSing StreetGoldAll Quiet On the Western Front and The Place Beyond the Pines

 

MONDAY 13 SEPTEMBER

Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles
6:15pm

G
USA, 2020
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Laura Gabbert
Starring: Yotam Ottolenghi
What's it about?
Documenting the collaboration between world renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the film follows five visionary pastry makers as they endeavour to construct an extravagant food gala based on the art exhibit "Visitors to Versailles." Exploring the relationship between modern-day social media and the open court of the French Monarchy, the film studies the alarmingly cyclical intersection between food, culture, and history.

Phoenix
7:40pm

M, CC
Germany, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: German, English
Director: Christian Petzold
Starring: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf 
What's it about?
Badly injured, her face destroyed, Auschwitz survivor Nelly (Hoss) returns to her hometown, Berlin. Having barely recovered from facial surgery, Nelly sets out to find her husband, Johnny (Zehrfeld) – the love of her life who is convinced that his wife is dead. When Nelly finally tracks him down, he recognises nothing but an unnerving resemblance and doesn’t believe it could really be her. Hoping to secure her family’s inheritance, Johnny suggests to Nelly that she take on the identity of his late wife. Written and directed by Christian Petzold (Barbara, Transit).

INTERVIEW
Phoenix: Christian Petzold and Nina Hoss interview
Director Christian Petzold and actress Nina Hoss spoke to SBS Movies at the Toronto International Film Festival about the noir war drama 'Phoenix', out December 3.

Don't Look Now
9:30pm

MA15+, CC
Italy, UK, 1973
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Horror
Language: Italian, English
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania
What's it about?
Still grieving over the accidental drowning of their daughter, Christine, John (Sutherland) and Laura Baxter (Christie) head to Venice, where John is commissioned to restore a church. There Laura meets two sisters who claim to be in touch with the spirit of the Baxters' daughter. John scorns the idea until he himself catches a glimpse of what looks like Christine by a canal. From revered cult British director Nicolas Roeg (Walkabout, The Man Who Fell To Earth).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

TUESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

The Song of Names
7:30pm

M
Canada, Germany, Hungary, UK, 2019
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Italian
Director: Francois Girard
Starring: Tim Roth, Clive Owen, Catherine McCormack, Eddie Izzard, Saul Rubinek
What's it about?
Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in this sweeping historical drama about a man searching for his childhood best friend - a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust - who vanished decades before on the night of his first solo concert. Directed by Francois Girard (The Red Violin, Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould).

Tess
9:35pm

PG, AD
France, UK, 1979
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin, Sylvia Coleridge
What's it about?
A strong-willed peasant girl (Kinski) is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalise on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This fateful visit commences an epic narrative of sex, class, betrayal, and revenge. Based on Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and winner of three 1981 Academy Awards including Best Cinematography.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

WEDNESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

Alex & Eve
7:50pm

MA15+
Australia, 2016
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Peter Andrikidis
Starring: Richard Brancatisano, Andrea Dimitriades, Ryan O'Kane, Simon Elrahi
What's it about?
Alex (Brancatisano) is a handsome schoolteacher in his mid-thirties, whose parents want him to marry a good Greek girl. But Alex falls hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Eve (Dimitriades), a lawyer, whose parents are Lebanese Muslim. Like oil and water, the two should never mix, only how can they stop themselves from falling in love? A family comedy about dating in a multicultural world.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Alex & Eve

Fist of Fury
9:30pm

M
Hong Kong, 1972
Genre: Action, Martial Arts
Language: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Director: Wei Lo
Starring: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien
What's it about?
Kung Fu pupil Chen Zhen (Lee) returns to Shanghai only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. When he discovers that his mentor was in fact murdered, Chen sets out to avenge his death. Directed by Wei Lo (The Big Boss) and featuring Lee's famously self-choreographed fight scenes.

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THURSDAY 16 SEPTEMBER

Sing Street
7:30pm

M, AD, CC
Ireland, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama, Music
Language: English
Director: John Carney
Starring: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor
What's it about?
With the recession hitting people hard in Dublin during the 1980s, 14-year-old Conor is moved from his private school by his father to a tough inner-city alternative. As he tries to adjust to a new way of life, he decides to start his own band. Directed by John Carney (Once).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Drunken Master
9:30pm

M
China, 1978
Genre: Comedy, Action
Language: Mandarin, Cantonese
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
Starring: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jung-Lee Hwang
What's it about?
Wong Fei-Hong's (Chan) father has been trying to teach him kung-fu, but has found him too disobedient to teach. He sends him off to his uncle, a cruel and torturous master of the 8-Drunken Genii kung-fu. After much suffering, the son comes back to rescue the father from an assassin who has previously humiliated Naughty Panther.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
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FRIDAY 17 SEPTEMBER

Gold
7:30pm

M, AD, CC
USA, 2016
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Language: English, Indonesian
Director: Stephen Gaghan
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Bryce Dallas Howard, Edgar Ramirez, Timothy Simons
What's it about?
Kenny Wells (McConaughey), a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, is desperate for a lucky break. Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Directed by Stephen Gaghan (writer of Traffic).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

All Quiet on the Western Front
9:45pm

PG, AD, CC
UK, USA, 1979
Genre: Drama, History, War
Language: English
Director: Delbert Mann
Starring: Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm, Patricia Neal
What's it about?
At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer (Thomas) is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to bear, and as his friends die or become gravely wounded, Paul questions the sanity of fighting over a few hundreds yards of war-torn countryside.

 

SATURDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

Agatha Christie's Crooked House
6:25pm

PG
UK, 2017
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Crime
Language: English
Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Starring: Glenn Close, Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Christina Hendricks, Terence Stamp
What's it about?
When a wealthy tycoon is poisoned in his own bed, Detective Charles Hayward (Irons) is invited to solve the gruesome crime. He is shocked to discover that one of the key suspects is the tycoon's beautiful granddaughter Sophia (Martini), his former lover. Hayward must keep a clear head to navigate the sultry Sophia and the rest of her hostile family in a case where nobody is above suspicion.

Charlie Countryman
8:30pm

MA15+, CC
USA, 2013
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Language: English
Director: Fredrik Bond
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Vincent D'Onofrio, Melissa Leo
What's it about?
Traveling abroad, Charlie Countryman (LaBeouf) falls for Gabi (Wood), a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in Nigel (Mikkelsen), her violent, charismatic ex. As the darkness of Gabi’s past increasingly envelops him, Charlie resolves to win her heart, or die trying. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Into the White
10:25pm

MA15+
Norway, Sweden, 2012
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Language: German, English
Director: Petter Næss
Starring: Stig Henrik Hoff, Lachlan Nieboer, Rupert Grint, Florian Lukas, David Kross
What's it about?
High above the harsh Norwegian wilderness, English and German pilots shoot each other to the ground after a violent chance encounter. Isolated, they must fight to survive the brutal winter. Though war has made them enemies, antagonism is hard to maintain as days go by. Through mutual need, unlikely friendships bloom. Somehow, they become comrades. 

 

SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

The Perfect Candidate
6:35pm

PG
Saudi Arabia, 2020
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic, English
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Starring: Mila Alzahrani, Nora Al Awadh, Dae Al Hilali, Khalid Abdulrhim, Shafi Al Harthy
What's it about?
A determined young Saudi doctor's surprise run for office in the local city elections sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town's first female candidate. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2019 Venice Film Festival and directed by Haifaa Al Mansour (Wadjda).

The Place Beyond the Pines
8:30pm

MA15+, AD
USA, 2012
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn
What's it about?
A motorcycle stunt rider (Gosling) turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover (Mendes) and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop (Cooper) navigating a police department ruled by a corrupt detective. Directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, The Light Between Oceans).

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:
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In a World...
11:05pm

M, CC
USA, 2013
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Lake Bell
Starring: Lake Bell, Geena Davis, Nick Offerman, Jeff Garlin, Demetri Martin, Fred Melamed
What's it about?
An underachieving vocal coach (Bell) is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voiceover star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
 
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