SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights 24 – 30 May | Movie News

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THIS WEEK’S MOVIES ON SBS, SBS VICELAND, NITV & SBS On Demand

  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Paradise Now and Our Kind of Traitor
  • Audio Description (AD) available for Our Kind of Traitor, Yardie, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga and Frozen River

 

MONDAY 24 MAY

Paradise Now
7:50pm

M, CC
Palestine, 2005
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Arabic
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Starring: Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal
What’s it about?
Lifelong Palestinian friends, Said (Nashif) and Khaled (Suliman) lead a normal life, working together in a garage and never discussing politics or religion. Having sometime ago volunteered to become suicide bombers they learn they have been chosen for the next mission and that it will begin in only 24 hours. But the carefully designed plans go awry as the two men are separated and cannot communicate. Oscar-nominated in 2006 for Best Foreign Language Film.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Dogman
9:30pm

MA15+
Italy, 2018
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: Italian
Director: Matteo Garrone
Starring: Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano, Adamo Dionisi
What’s it about?
Marcello (Fonte, who won Best Actor at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival), a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorises the entire neighbourhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello will submit to an unexpected act of vengeance. Directed by Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah).

 

TUESDAY 25 MAY

Anori
7:50pm

PG
Greenland, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: Inuktitut
Director: Pipaluk Jorgensen
Starring: Nûkaka Coster-Waldau, Angunnguaq Larsen, Ujarneq Fleischer 
What’s it about?
This is a tragic love story inspired by the old Greenlandic myths. The film tells the story of Anori, a woman who believes only in all that is good in life, but when is confronted by the dark forces of nature is determined to bring back the light. This modern story – set amongst the incredible Greenlandic landscapes and the intensely crowded New York – takes you on a journey where myth comes to life.

Tell No One
9:30pm

MA15+
France, 2006
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Language: French
Director: Guillaume Canet
Starring: François Cluzet, Kristin Scott Thomas, Marie-Josée Croze, Marina Hands
What’s it about?
Eight years ago, Doctor Alex Beck’s (Cluzet) wife Margot (Croze) was brutally murdered and a serial killer was charged with her murder. But the discovery of two bodies on the shores of the lake where Margot was killed and mutilated after a midnight swim forces the police to reopen the case, with new evidence casting suspicion on Alex. At the same time, Dr Beck is receiving strange email messages from his presumably dead wife.

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WEDNESDAY 26 MAY

Liquid Truth
7:50pm

M
Brazil, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: Portuguese
Director: Carolina Jabor
Starring: Daniel de Oliveira, Marco Ricca, Malu Galli, Stella Rabello, Gustavo Falcão
What’s it about?
A precise and disquieting portrait about online mob mentality – a sports teacher is accused of sexual harassment by one his young pupils during a swimming class. His guilt or innocence is impossible to be verified, but the case gain huge backlash online and the consequences are nefarious.

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The Heist of the Century
9:30pm

M
Argentina, 2020
Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Crime
Language: Spanish
Director: Ariel Winograd
Starring: Guillermo Francella, Diego Peretti, Luis Luque, Pablo Rago, Rafael Ferro
What’s it about?
In 2006, a group of thieves performed what is considered one of the most famous and smart bank heists in the history of Argentina. How they robbed the Rio bank is as surprising as what happened afterwards. This is their story.

 

THURSDAY 27 MAY

Swiss Army Man
7:40pm

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Daniel Scheinert, Daniel Kwan
Starring: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Shane Carruth
What’s it about?
Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank (Dano) has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body (Radcliffe) washes ashore, and he soon realises it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new “friend” and an unusual bag of tricks, the duo go on an epic adventure to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams (Winstead). This wildly original film won the Directing Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Our Kind of Traitor
9:30pm

MA15+, AD, CC
France, USA, 2016
Genre: Thriller
Language: Russian, English, French
Director: Susanna White
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris, Jeremy Northam
What’s it about?
While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry (McGregor) and Gail (Harris), befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima (Skarsgård) who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. Based on the novel by John le Carre (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Constant Gardener).

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FRIDAY 28 MAY

Wimbledon
7:40pm

M
USA, 2004
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: English
Director: Richard Loncraine
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Sam Neill, James McAvoy, Jon Favreau, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
What’s it about?
Just when it seems Peter Colt’s (Bettany) career as a pro tennis player is over, a twist of fate sends him to Wimbledon with a chance to fulfil his lifelong dream of winning the men’s singles title. There he meets and falls for rising American tennis star Lizzie Bradbury (Dunst). Fuelled by his newfound romance, luck, and on-court prowess, Peter serves up competition and begins to ascend the ranks.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Yardie
9:30pm

MA15+, AD
UK, 2018
Genre: Crime
Language: English
Director: Idris Elba
Starring: Aml Ameen, Stephen Graham, Shantol Jackson, Calvin Demba, Sheldon Shepherd
What’s it about?
Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). The directorial debut of actor Idris Elba, star of Luther and The Wire.

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SATURDAY 29 MAY

A Street Cat Named Bob
6:35pm

PG
UK, 2016
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Starring: Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Stewart Head
What’s it about?
Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen (Treadaway), a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
8:35pm

M, AD, CC
USA, 2020
Genre: Comedy, Music
Language: English, Icelandic
Director: David Dobkin
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Will Ferrell, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, Jamie Demetriou
What’s it about?
Two small-town aspiring musicians (Ferrell, McAdams) chase their pop star dreams at a global music competition, where high stakes, scheming rivals and onstage mishaps test their bond.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Novo
10:45pm

MA15+
France, 2002
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Jean-Pierre Limosin
Starring: Eduardo Noriega, Anna Mouglalis, Paz Vega, Nathalie Richard, Éric Caravaca
What’s it about?
Graham (Noriega) has total memory loss after an accident. He takes on lovers, but can never remember them and must resort to writing notes on everything. Then one day he recognises his son. A lusty homage to Christopher Nolan’s Memento.

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SUNDAY 30 MAY

The Falcons
6:35pm

PG
Iceland, 2018
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Language: Icelandic
Director: Bragi Thor Hinriksson
Starring: Baldur Björn Arnarsson, Viktor Benóný Benediktsson, Auðunn Blöndal
What’s it about?
Follows 10 year-old Jón (Arnarsson) and his teammates as they travel to Westman Islands, a large island off the south coast of island, to take part in a large football tournament that is held there every summer. Through exciting matches Jón discovers a whole new side of himself as a football player and finds that he can take on more responsibility than he ever imagined. Especially when he accidentally breaks his team captains arm during one match.

Frozen River
8:30pm

M, AD
USA, 2008
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Courtney Hunt
Starring: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, John Canoe, Jay Klaitz
What’s it about?
Ray Eddy (Leo), an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila (Upham), a smuggler, and the two begin making runs across the frozen St. Lawrence River carrying illegal Chinese and Pakistani immigrants in the trunk of Ray’s Dodge Spirit. Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress for Leo).

Mulan: Rise of a Warrior
10:20pm

M
China, 2009
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Language: Chinese
Director: Jingle Ma
Starring: Zhao Wei, Chen Kun, Yu Rong-Guang
What’s it about?
When barbarian hordes threaten her homeland, the brave and cunning Mulan (Zhao Wei) disguises herself as a male soldier to swell the ranks in her aging father’s (Rong-guang Yu) stead. The warrior’s remarkable courage drives her through powerful battle scenes and brutal wartime startegy. Mulan loses dear friends to the enemy’s blade as she rises to become one of her country’s most valuable leaders – but can she win the war before her secret is exposed?

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