SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 16 – 22 November | Movie News

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THIS WEEK’S MOVIES ON SBS, SBS VICELAND & NITV:

 

Closed Captions (CC) available for A Little Chaos, Roman J. Israel Esq., Bend It Like Beckham, The Company You Keep, The Debt, The World’s Fastest Indian

 

MONDAY 16 NOVEMBER

Brigsby Bear
7:40pm

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Dave McCary
Starring: Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Andy Samberg
What’s it about?
Superfan James (Mooney) is obsessed with the clever if quaintly goofy kids’ show Brigsby Bear to the point of religiosity. A bright, sensitive young adult still living at home, he has grown up with this fantasy series, and the program has grown with him as well – getting more complex over the years. But when the show abruptly ends, James’s life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

The 12th Man
9:30pm

MA15+
Norway, 2017
Genre: Drama, War
Language: Northern Sami, English, German
Director: Harald Zwart
Starring: Thomas Gullestad, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Marie Blokhus, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen
What’s it about?
Above the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway, the dramatic story of the young resistance fighter, Jan Baalsrud (Gullestad), unfolds. Jan is the only one out of twelve resistance fighters to escape the Germans, but the Gestapo is on his heels. Jan’s moral fibre, incredible strength, and his courageous countrymen keeps him alive. But when he seeks refuge in a mountain cave and ends up being trapped by a blizzard for two weeks, all hope seems lost – will he make it to neutral Sweden before the Germans find him?

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The Hairdresser’s Husband
12:00am

M
France, 1990
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: French
Director: Patrice Leconte
Starring: Jean Rochefort, Anna Galiena, Roland Bertin, Maurice Chevit
What’s it about?
As a twelve-year-old, Antoine was introduced to sex by a beautiful woman who cut his hair, and as a middle-aged man (played by Rochefort), he has a passionate romance with a shy hairdresser (Galiena). From Patrice Leconte, director of Man On The Train and The Girl On The Bridge.

SBS On Demand: David Stratton on The Hairdresser’s Husband (The Movie Show, Episode 45, 1991)

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TUESDAY 17 NOVEMBER

A Little Chaos
7:30pm

M, CC
UK, 2014
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Alan Rickman
Starring: Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jennifer Ehle
What’s it about?
The world’s greatest landscape architect, Le Notre (Schoenaerts) – designer of the Versailles gardens – is unfulfilled in love. Madame Sabine de Bara (Winslet) is pioneering and fiercely independent – her visionary ideas for design seem anarchic to King Louis’ (Rickman) formal court. It takes a little chaos for nature to blossom and love to heal and ignite.

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Sobibor
9:40pm

MA15+
Russia, 2018
Genre: Drama, War
Language: Yiddish, German, Polish, Russian
Director: Konstantin Khabenskiy
Starring: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Christopher Lambert, Michalina Olszańska, Felice Jankell
What’s it about?
This film tells the story of the heroism of Soviet officer Alexander Pechersky (Khabenskiy). Sobibor was one of four concentration camps in Poland. Prisoners were not separated into two groups like many of the other camps – fit or unfit for work. Those who arrived in Sobibor were doomed for death. With the greatest odds against him, Pechersky managed to do the impossible – in only three weeks he organised a daring revolt, which aided the mass escape of Sobibor’s condemned prisoners.

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Sink or Swim
11:45pm

M
Belgium, France, 2018
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Gilles Lellouche
Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Marina Fois, Benoit Poelvoorde
What’s it about?
40-year-old Bertrand (Amalric) has been suffering from depression for the last two years and is barely able to keep his head above water. Despite the medication he gulps down all day, every day, and his wife’s encouragement, he is unable to find any meaning in his life. Curiously, he will end up finding this sense of purpose at the swimming pool, by joining an all-male synchronised swimming team.

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WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER

Roman J. Israel, Esq.
7:30pm

M, CC
USA, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Dan Gilroy
Starring: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Lynda Gravatt
What’s it about?
Hard-nosed liberal lawyer Roman J. Israel (Washinton, in an Oscar-nominated performance) has been fighting the good fight forever while others take the credit. When his partner (Farrell) – the firm’s frontman – has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. He soon discovers some unsettling truths about the firm – truths that conflict with his values of helping the poor and dispossessed – and finds himself in an existential crisis that leads to extreme actions. From Dan Gilroy, writer-director of Nightcrawler.

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The Invisibles
9:45pm

M
Germany, 2017
Genre: Drama, History
Language: German
Director: Claus Räfle
Starring: Max Mauff, Alice Dwyer, Ruby O. Fee, Aaron Altaras, Naomi Krauss, Tania Carlin
What’s it about?
This film tells of a largely unknown chapter of the Jewish resistance during the times of National Socialism, in which four young Jews survived the Third Reich in the middle of Berlin by living so recklessly that they become “invisible.” The script is based on interviews with contemporary witnesses conducted by director Claus Räfle and his co-author Alejandra López.

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Mojin: The Lost Legend
11:50pm

M
China, 2015
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Language: Chinese
Director: Wuershan
Starring: Shu Qi, Angelababy, Chen Kun, Huang Bo, Xia Yu, Liu Xiaoqing, Cherry Ngan
What’s it about?
At the beginning of the 1990s, famous tomb explorer Hu Bayi (Kun Chen) decided to retire and move to the United States with his girlfriend Shirley (Shu Qi). But before his wedding, Bayi discovers his first love Ding Shitian (Angelababy), who supposedly had died in the “One Hundred Cave” 20 years ago, is actually still alive. Together with Shirley and his old exploration partner, Bayi unravels a terrible millennium-old secret.

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THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER

Le Week-End
7:50pm

M
UK, 2013
Genre: Biography
Language: English
Director: Roger Michell
Starring: Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum, Olly Alexander
What’s it about?
A long married British couple (Broadbent, Duncan) return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage. Whilst on holiday they run in to an old friend (Goldblum), who changes the way the couple think about their love for one another. Directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Venus).

T-34
9:30pm

M
Russia, 2018
Genre: War, Action, Drama, History
Language: German, Russian
Director: Alexey Sidorov
Starring: Alexander Petrov, Victor Dobronravov, Irina Starshenbaum, Vinzenz Kiefer
What’s it about?
A group of Russian soldiers led by tank commander Nikolay Ivushkin (Petrov) are captured by German forces marching on Moscow during World War II. To save his team and his country, Ivushkin launches an escape plan with the help of Russian translator Anya (Starshenbaum) and a battered, legendary Soviet T-34 tank.

Look at Me
11:35pm

M
Qatar, Tunisia, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic
Director: Néjib Belkadhi
Starring: Nidhal Saadi, Saoussen Maalej, Aziz El Gebaly
What’s it about?
Lotfi (Saadi), a Tunisian immigrant who lives in France, is forced to go back to Tunisia to take care of Youssef, his 9-year old autistic son he hasn’t seen for 7 years. Ignored by his child, who deprives him even of the slightest gaze, Lofti turns it into a challenge, one that will take him on the path of becoming a father, a real one.

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FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER

White Men Can’t Jump
7:30pm

M
USA, 1992
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Ron Shelton
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez
What’s it about?
Billy (Harrelson) and Sidney (Snipes) think they’re the best basketball hustlers in town, so when they join forces, nothing can stop them, except each other. A classic 90’s comedy from sport-movie auteur Ron Shelton (Bull DurhamTin Cup).

SBS On Demand: Original Movie Show review of White Men Can’t Jump

13 Minutes
9:40pm 

MA15+
Germany, 2015
Genre: Drama, War
Language: German
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Starring: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner, Johann von Bülow
What’s it about?
The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler tricked millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance fighters. From the director of Downfall (2004).

Families
11:45pm

M
France, 2015
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: French
Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Marine Vacth, Gilles Lellouche, Nicole Garcia
What’s it about?
Jérôme Varenne (Amalric), a French financier, lives and works in Shanghai with Chen-Li, his life and business partner. One day, during a short stay in Paris, while paying a call to his mother, he is very displeased to learn from her and his hated brother, that the family house in Ambray is going to be sold. Jerome decides to go to the town where he grew up to see what is going on. Little does he know how eventful his escapade will be.

 

SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER

Bend It Like Beckham
6:25pm

PG, CC
UK, 2002
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Sport, Romance
Language: English
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Starring: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Archie Panjabi
What’s it about?
Eighteen-year-old Jess (Nagra) is football mad (her hero is David Beckham), but her Indian parents want her to find a nice Indian boy and settle down, like her sister Pinky (Panjabi), who is about to be married. Jess starts to play in the local girls football team with Jules (Knightley) whose father is supportive, but mother is more interested in buying pretty underwear for her. The girls are both rather interested in Joe their football coach (Rhys Meyers) who has his own problems. 

The Company You Keep
8:30pm

M, CC
USA, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Robert Redford
Starring: Terrence Howard, Julie Christie, Stanley Tucci, Brit Marling, Shia LaBeouf, Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon, Anna Kendrick
What’s it about?
After a former member of the radical protest/terrorist organisation the Weather Underground (Sarandon) turns herself in to the FBI, a young journalist (LaBeouf) becomes determined to find the other members. Soon enough, he discovers the identity of Jim Grant (Redford), a former member who’s wanted for murder. 

The Debt
10:45pm

MA15+, CC
UK, 2010
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: John Madden
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds
What’s it about?
The story of Rachel Singer (Mirren), a former Mossad agent who endeavoured to capture and bring to trial a notorious Nazi war criminal—the Surgeon of Birkenau—in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be the doctor has surfaced, and Rachel must go back to Eastern Europe to uncover the truth. Overwhelmed by haunting memories of her younger self and her two fellow agents, the still-celebrated heroine must relive the trauma of those events and confront the debt she has incurred.

 

SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER

The World’s Fastest Indian
6:10pm

PG, CC
New Zealand, 2005
Genre: Drama, Biography
Language: English
Director: Roger Donaldson
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Iain Rea, Craig Hall
What’s it about?
After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt Munro (Hopkins) set off from the bottom of the world to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all odds against him, he set a new speed record and captured the spirit of his times. Based on a true story.

Aloys
9:30pm

M
Switzerland, France, 2016
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Language: German
Director: Tobias Nölle
Starring: Georg Friedrich, Tilde von Overbeck, Kamil Krejčí, Yufei Lee, Koi Lee
What’s it about?
Aloys Adorn (Friedrich) is a middle-aged private detective who lives through a video camera which records 24 hours a day, and a massive collection of surveillance tapes he obsessively watches at home. After a night of heavy drinking, Aloys wakes up on a bus to find that his camera and precious observation tapes have been stolen. Soon after, a mysterious woman calls to blackmail him. She offers to return the tapes if Aloys joins her to try an obscure Japanese activity called ‘telephone walking’. Described by Variety’s Guy Lodge as a mixture of “The Conversation and Memento via a wintry, surreal strain of Euro arthouse storytelling.”

6.9 on the Richter Scale
11:10pm

M
Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, 2016
Genre: Comedy
Language: Romanian
Director: Nae Caranfil
Starring: Laurentiu Bãnescu, Maria Simona Arsu, Maria Obretin, Alexandru Papadopol
What’s it about?
A humble Romanian actor (Bãnescu) in his 40’s, hardly surviving between a complicated part at the theatre, a depressed wife (Arsu), and the obsession of an imminent devastating earthquake, becomes the victim of his own father’s manipulation.

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