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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.
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8 Oct 2021 - 3:19 PM  UPDATED 8 Oct 2021 - 6:00 PM

SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS, 11 - 17 OCTOBER
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 11 - 17 October
Your guide to some of the stories from around the world, screening on Australia's own HD SBS World Movies channel (Digital channel 32).

  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Deep Water: The Real Story, The Department, Bedevil, Expedition Bermuda Triangle, Destroyer, Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo, Milipirri - Winds of Change and Ghosthunter
  • Audio Description (AD) available for Deep Water: The Real Story, The Department, Sunny and the Dark Horse, Swim Team, Black Sheep, Destroyer and Sasquatch'n

 

MONDAY 11 OCTOBER

Totem and Ore
12:00pm, NITV

M
Australia, New Zealand, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: John Mandelberg
What's it about?
In Australia, Indigenous communities have had to live with nuclear weapons testing since the 1940s. This documentary explores this history, outlining the effects of radioactive fallout and nuclear waste dumps on these communities, especially in the context of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Totem and Ore

Neighbors
9:00pm, NITV (repeats Tuesday 12 October, 11:30am)

M
Croatia, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: Croatian
Director: Tomislav Zaja
What's it about?
An observational documentary about people with mental illness who leave their institution after decades spent in isolation; once they get out, they try to put their shattered lives back together.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Neighbors

Deep Water: The Real Story
12:55am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD, CC
Australia, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Amanda Blue
What's it about?
Disturbing gang assaults were being carried out in Sydney in the 1980s and 1990s, with mysterious deaths officially recorded as 'suicide', 'disappearance' and 'misadventure'. Survivors, witnesses, families of victims and many of those involved at the time are now candidly speaking out on the events of the past in the hope that new evidence might rise to the surface.

 

TUESDAY 12 OCTOBER

42 to 1
9:00pm, NITV (repeats Wednesday 13 October, 11:30am)

PG
USA, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jeremy Schaap, Ben Houser
Starring: James Douglas, Mike Tyson
What's it about?
On February 11, 1990, while the odds were technically 42 to 1, James "Buster" Douglas defeated Mike Tyson for the heavyweight championship of the world. This ESPN "30 for 30" documentary tells the story of just how incredibly unlikely it was.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Fade
10:00pm, NITV (repeats Wednesday 13 October, 12:30pm)

M
Ghana, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Andy Mundy-Castle
What's it about?
An intimate portrait of four Afro barbers across the world (Ghana, Jamaica, USA, UK) over seven days. Unravels what barbering really means to four men, what inspires their desire to succeed and explores the cultural importance of barbering as an institution throughout marginalised communities.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
The Fade

 

WEDNESDAY 13 OCTOBER

Twelve Canoes
2:00pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 2009
Genre: Drama, Omnibus Film
Language: English
Director: Rolf de Heer, Molly Reynolds
What's it about?
A series of short films that paint a compelling portrait of the people, history, culture and place of the Yolngu people whose homeland is the Arafura Swamp of north-central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Twelve Canoes

Crusaders: Ex Jehovah's Witnesses Speak Out
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Aaron Kaufman
What's it about?
Whistleblowers leak stolen documents in a crusade to expose allegations of abuse and mind control within the global religious organisation, the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Crusaders: Ex Jehovah's Witnesses

The Department: Australia Uncovered
10:05pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD, CC
Australia, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sascha Ettinger Epstein
What's it about?
The Department is a feature documentary which allows a rare look inside the never-before-seen child protection system in NSW. Filmed in an observational style, it follows caseworkers across the state as they navigate the complexities of keeping children safe in families experiencing domestic violence, addiction, poverty, mental health issues and intergenerational trauma.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Australia Uncovered: The Department

Saint
12:10am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Holland, 2010
Genre: Horror
Language: Dutch
Director: Dick Maas
Starring: Egbert Jan Weeber, Bert Luppes, Caro Lenssen
What's it about?
Every 36 years, St. Niklas rises from the dead at Christmas time and takes violent revenge for his murder. Only Frank survives this twisted Santa’s latest massacre, but no one is willing to believe his warnings of imminent yuletide horror.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER

Sunny and the Dark Horse
10:30am, NITV

PG, AD
Australia, 1987
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David MacDougall, Judith MacDougall
What's it about?
The story of an Aboriginal stockman, Sunny Bancroft, and his family at Collum Collum and their growing enthusiasm for "picnic races" on bush tracks in New South Wales. The film follows Sunny and his wife Liz, in their search for a winning horse to triumph on the local picnic racing circuit – but things don't always go their way.

Bedevil
8:30pm, NITV

M, CC
Australia, 1993

Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Tracey Moffatt
Starring: Lex Marinos, Tracey Moffatt, Riccardo Natoli 
What's it about?
BeDevil is a trilogy of ghost stories that follows characters pestered by visions - real, remembered and imagined. These contemporary tales travel from the sparseness of the outback, through the murky, rotting swamps of the islands, to the Brisbane docks in a stylish vision from writer/director and celebrated visual artist Tracey Moffatt.

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FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER

Storm Boy
7:35pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 16 October, 10:00am)

PG
Australia, 1976
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Henri Safran
Starring: Greg Rowe, Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil, Judy Dick, Tony Allison
What's it about?
Mike (Rowe) is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father (Cummins). In search of friendship, he encounters an Indigenous man (Gulpilil) estranged from his tribe, and the two form a bond in the care of three orphaned pelican chicks.

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Expedition Bermuda Triangle
8:30pm, SBS

M, CC
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Joseph C. Sousa
Host: Laurence Fishburne
What's it about?
A team of investigators unlike any other assembled is taking on one of modern history's most enduring mysteries: the Bermuda Triangle. This enigmatic 500,000 square miles patch of ocean has been blamed for the disappearance of over a hundred ships and planes in recent history. None, however, are more famous than the loss of Flight 19 in 1945, when five US Navy bombers disappeared without a trace. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Expedition Bermuda Triangle

Swim Team
9:20pm, NITV

M, AD
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.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Swim Team

Black Snake Moan
12:00am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2006
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Craig Brewer
Starring: Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson, David Banner
What's it about?
A troubled bluesman (Jackson) seeks to redeem a young woman (Ricci) whose uncontrollable lust threatens to destroy her life. Written and directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Dolemite is My Name).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER

Black Sheep
8:30pm, NITV

MA15+, AD
New Zealand, 2006
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: English
Director: Jonathan King
Starring: Oliver Driver, Nathan Meister, Tammy Davis
What's it about?
Suffering sheep-phobia after his father's death plunge trying to save a sheep, Henry (Meister) returns to his family's farm to sell out to his older brother, who is experimenting with genetic engineering on the sheep with a group of scientists. When a couple of animal activists inadvertently release a mutant lamb into the farm, it spreads a nasty bug which turns all the sheep into bloodthirsty predators.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Undercover Brother
10:00pm, NITV

M
USA, 2002
Genre: Action, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Starring: Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris, Dave Chappelle
What's it about?
African-American organisation the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. is in a permanent fight against a white organisation "The Man" defending the values of Black people in North America. When Black candidate Gen. Warren Boutwell (Billy Dee Williams) behaves strangely in his presidential campaign, Undercover Brother (Griffin) is hired to work undercover for "The Man" and find what happened with the potential candidate.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Transit
11:20pm, SBS

M
Germany, France, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: German, French
Director: Christian Petzold
Starring: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman
What's it about?
In an attempt to flee Nazi-occupied France, Georg (Rogowski) assumes the identity of a dead author but soon finds himself stuck in Marseilles, where he falls in love with Maria (Beer), a young woman searching for her missing husband. From Christian Petzold, writer-director of Phoenix and Barbara.

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Destroyer
1:15am, SBS

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 2018
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama, Action
Language: English
Director: Karyn Kusama
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Tatiana Maslany, Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell
What's it about?
Erin Bell (Kidman) is an LAPD detective who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader (Kebbell) of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past. Directed by Karyn Kusama (GirlfightThe Invitation). 

 

SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
4:00pm, SBS

PG, CC
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David Fairhead
What's it about?
In October of 1957, the Soviets launched Sputnik. The United States, embroiled in a Cold War with the USSR, went into a tailspin, which resulted in the creation of the most successful space agency ever, NASA. Mere years later, John F Kennedy pledged to send a man to the moon, a goal he vowed would be reached before the end of the 1960s. This is the story of four groups of NASA contractors, the unsung heroes who were integral accomplishing the mission. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Etched in Bone
8:40pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Martin Thomas, Béatrice Bijon
Starring: Jacob Nayinggul, Joe Gumbula, Martin Thomas
What's it about?
Drawing on original footage from National Geographic, Etched in Bone explores the impact of one notorious bone theft by a member of the 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land. Hundred of bones were stolen and deposited in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, until it became known to Arnhem elders in the late 1990s. The return of the sacred artefacts was called for, resulting in a tense standoff between indigenous tribespeople and the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian.

Etched in Bone

Sasquatch'n
10:00pm, NITV

PG, AD
Canada, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Kerr Lee Sugiyama
What's it about?
A groundbreaking investigative documentary that dives deep inside secret Native societies to uncover knowledge about the Sasquatch never revealed before. Exploring millennia-old mythology, preserved through the rich oral and pictorial history of the North American Indigenous communities, it presents the Sasquatch as an important spiritual entity.

Sasquatch'n

Milpirri: Winds of Change
10:50pm, NITV

PG, CC
Australia, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Stewart Carter
What's it about?
The remote Warlpiri community of Lajamanu are preparing for Milpirri, an exciting cross-cultural event. Milpirri clouds bring rain from the collision of opposites, reminding us all that to find our way 'back home' we need to listen to 'ngurra' (home) - the country we share.

Milpirri - Winds Of Change

Ghosthunter
1:25am, SBS

M, CC
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ben Lawrence
Featuring: Jason King
What's it about?
Part true-crime, part family mystery, Ghosthunter is a real-life ghost story of one man unearthing his past in order to reclaim his future. It is an emotional, peculiar and at times darkly humorous journey of catharsis through haunted lives - culminating in a confrontation with inner demons and the first steps on the road to healing. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

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