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

  • Closed Captions (CC) available: What We Do In The Shadows, Monty Python’s Meaning Of Life
  • Audio Description (AD) available: Monty Python’s Meaning Of Life

 

MONDAY 29 MARCH

The Quake
7:30pm

M
Norway, 2018
Genre: Action, Thriller
Language: Norway
Director: John Andreas Andersen
Starring: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Edith Haagenrud-Sande
What’s it about?
A geologist (Joner) races against time to save his estranged wife (Torp) and two children when a devastating earthquake strikes Oslo, Norway. The sequel to 2018’s The Wave.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Roxane
9:30pm

M
France, 2019
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Mélanie Auffret
Starring: Guillaume de Tonquédec, Lea Drucker, Lionel Abelanski, Kate Duchêne
What’s it about?
Raymond (de Tonquédec), a chicken farmer in Brittany finds himself threatened with bankruptcy when the big supermarkets decide to cut out the local farms from their trade. Inspired by his favourite play, Cyrano de Bergerac, Raymond hatches a plan to save his farm and his business through the art of theatre.

 

TUESDAY 30 MARCH

Odd Job
7:35pm

M
France, 2016
Genre: Action, Comedy
Language: French
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
Starring: Romain Duris, Michel Blanc, Alice Belaïdi, Alex Lutz, Charlie Dupont
What’s it about?
When Jacques (Duris) loses his factory job and his girlfriend leaves him, it feels like the beginning of the end for him. That is until he’s visited by André Gardot (Blanc), a local bookmaker whom Jacques knows for having participated in a few of his illegal poker games. Gardot offers him a job – to take care of the murder of his wife for 20,000 euros.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Family
9:30pm

M
USA, 2019
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Laura Steinel
Starring: Taylor Schilling, Bryn Vale, Brian Tyree Henry, Allison Tolman, Kate McKinnon
What’s it about?
An emotionally stunted (Schilling) aunt tries to bond with her thirteen year old niece (Vale), who wants nothing more than to run away from home and become a juggalo (a subculture of face-painted, anarchistic fans of horror-themed rap music, chiefly Insane Clown Posse). A world premiere at the 2018 South By Southwest Film Festival. 

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WEDNESDAY 31 MARCH

Les Cowboys
7:30pm

M
France, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English, French, Urdu
Director: Thomas Bidegain
Starring: François Damiens, Finnegan Oldfield, Agathe Dronne, Iliana Zabeth
What’s it about?
When his daughter runs away from their prairie town east of France with her Muslim boyfriend, Alain (Damiens) and his young son, Kid (Oldfield), head out to find her. This directorial debut from Thomas Bidegain (co-writer of A Prophet and Rust & Bone) is a loose reworking of John Ford’s The Searchers.

What We Do in the Shadows
9:30pm

M, CC
New Zealand, 2014
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, Jemaine Clement
What’s it about?
Three flatmates, Viago (Waititi), Deacon (Brugh), and Vladislav (Clement), are all vampires, hundreds of years old. The trio are finding modern society is not agreeing with them particularly well and it’s creating conflict in the house they share together. Written & directed by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Jojo Rabbit).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

THURSDAY 1 APRIL

6 Days
7:45pm

M
New Zealand, UK, 2017
Genre: Action, Thriller
Language: Persian, Arabic, English
Director: Toa Fraser
Starring: Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, Mark Strong, Martin Shaw, Emun Elliott
What’s it about?
London, England, April 1980. Six terrorists assault the Embassy of Iran and take hostages. For six days, tense negotiations are held while the authorities decide whether a military squad should intervene.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Fletch
9:30pm

PG
USA, 1985
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Michael Ritchie
Starring: Chevy Chase, Geena Davis, Joe Don Baker, Tim Matheson
What’s it about?
While working undercover on a drug dealing ring in Venice Beach, investigative reporter Fletch (Chase) is approached by wealthy cancer victim with an odd request: he wants Fletch’s help to murder him, so that his family can get his life insurance money. But Fletch smells a rat, and starts digging further into the story.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

FRIDAY 2 APRIL

Warm Bodies
7:35pm

M
USA, 2012
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Levine
Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco, John Malkovich
What’s it about?
When a highly unusual zombie (Hoult) rescues a girl (Palmer) from imminent death at the hands of his cohorts, their unlikely romance sets in motion a chain of events that will transform him, his fellow dead, and maybe even the whole lifeless world. Written and directed by Jonathan Levine (The Wackness50/50).

Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
9:30pm

M, AD, CC
UK, 1983
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Starring: Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin
What’s it about?
Monty Python’s hilarious final film returns to the group’s original sketch comedy roots with side-splitting, irreverent vignettes on the stages and trials of life. Oscar-nominee Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones direct all your Monty Python favourites: Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, and Oscar-nominee John Cleese.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

SATURDAY 3 APRIL

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

We Need to Talk About Kevin
8:30pm

MA15+
UK, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Ashley Gerasimovich
What’s it about?
Eva (Swinton) gives up her beloved freedom and bohemian lifestyle to have a child with her husband, Franklin (Reilly). Pregnancy does not seem to agree with Eva, but what’s worse, when she does give birth to a baby boy named Kevin (later played by Miller), she can’t seem to bond with him. When Kevin grows from a fussy, demanding toddler into a sociopathic teen, Eva is forced to deal with the aftermath of her son’s horrific act. Based on the bestselling novel by Lionel Shriver and directed by Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here, Morvern Callar).

Black Kite
10:35pm

M
Afghanistan, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: Persian
Director: Tarique Qayumi
Starring: Haji Gul, Hamid Noorzay, Masoud Fanayee, Leena Alam
What’s it about?
Arian (Gul) loves kites but a changing Afghanistan stands in his way. When the Taliban take power and ban kite flying, he all but gives up on his passion. However, to give his daughter Seema (Nasim) a sense of childhood that he once had, Arian risks his life to find and fly kites.

 

SUNDAY 4 APRIL

April and the Extraordinary World
6:30pm

PG
France, 2015
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Language: French
Director: Franck Ekinci, Christian Desmares
Voice Cast: Marion Cotillard, Philippe Katerine, Jean Rochefort, Olivier Gourmet
What’s it about?
Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful invincibility serum when all of a sudden, the parents are mysteriously abducted, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April is living alone with her precious cat, Darwin, continuing her family’s research, and soon finds herself at the centre of a bizarre conspiracy.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Infernal Affairs
8:30pm

M
Hong Kong, 2002
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Language: Chinese, Thai,
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
Starring: Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Anthony Wong, Eric Tsang, Kelly Chen
What’s it about?
Chan Wing Yan (Leung Chiu-Wai), a young police officer, has been sent undercover as a mole in the local mafia. Lau Kin Ming (Lau), a young mafia member, infiltrates the police force. Years later, their older counterparts, Chen Wing Yan and Inspector Lau Kin Ming, respectively, race against time to expose the mole within their midst. Remade by Martin Scorsese in 2006 as the Best Picture Oscar-winning The Departed.

For A Happy Life
10:30pm

M
Belgium, Luxembourg, 2018
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: French, Urdu
Director: Dimitri Linder, Salima Sarah Glamine
Starring: Sofia Lesaffre, Christopher Zeerak, Pascal Elbé, Atiya Rashid, Arsha Iqbal
What’s it about?
Challenging the burden of family traditions, the young Amel (Lesaffre) and Mashir (Zeerak) live a secret and passionate love story. An arranged marriage between him and Amel’s new best friend will put their relationship in danger. Tearing apart social conventions seems to be the only way to stay together.

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