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

  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Killing Them Softly and A United Kingdom
  • Audio Description (AD) available for Mississippi Grind, Angel Heart and A United Kingdom

 

MONDAY 31 MAY

Dede
7:40pm

M
Georgia, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: Georgian
Director: Mariam Khatchvani
Starring: George Babluani, Natia Vibliani, Girshel Chelidze, Nukri Khatchvani, Spartak Parjiani
What’s it about?
It’s 1992. Young Dina lives in a remote mountain village where life is strictly governed by centuries of tradition. Dina’s grandfather has promised her to David, who is returning from the war. But with him comes a comrade-in-arms, the handsome Gegi, and Dina falls in love. Is it possible to defy the firmly established order?

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Above the Law
9:30pm

MA15+
Belgium, 2017
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Language: French
Director: Jean-Francois Hensgens, François Troukens
Starring: Olivier Gourmet, Lubna Azabal, Bouli Lanners, Kevin Janssens, Tibo Vandenborre
What’s it about?
While Frank Valken (Gourmet) is carrying out a daring but non-violent hold-up, a commando force steps in and kills an examining magistrate investigating a political case. Charged thanks to rigged evidence, Frank is arrested In the face of the media pressure, the gangster has no other choice but to escape and attempt to prove his innocence. Also starring Lubna Azabal (Incendies, The Little Drummer Girl).

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TUESDAY 1 JUNE

In Your Hands
7:30pm

M
Denmark, 2004
Genre: Drama
Language: Danish
Director: Annette K. Olesen
Starring: Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Trine Dyrholm, Nicolaj Kopernikus, Sonja Richter
What’s it about?
Anna, a newly ordained minister is married to Frank. For years, they’ve been desperately trying to have a baby. Anna gets a temporary job as prison chaplain in the women’s wing. There she meets Kate, an inmate, who is believed to possess supernatural powers. When Kate spots that Anna is actually pregnant, Anna’s faith is severely tested. But Kate also conceals a terrible past, which has disastrous consequences for them both. 

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The Immortal
9:35pm

MA15+
Italy, 2019
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: Italian
Director: Marco D’Amore
Starring: Marco D’Amore, Giuseppe Aiello, Salvatore D’Onofrio, Giovanni Vastarella
What’s it about?
Ciro’s body is sinking in the dark waters of the Gulf of Naples. And as it sinks deeper and deeper, memories emerge; it is 1980, the earth shakes, the palace collapses, but under the rubble the cry of a newborn baby is heard. Ten years later, we find that child on the streets of Naples, nobody’s son. Vivid memories of a criminal education that made him what he is: Ciro Di Marzio, the Immortal. A spin-off of Gomorrah, the Italian crime series based on Roberto Saviano’s best-seller.

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WEDNESDAY 2 JUNE

Wajib
7:40pm

M
Palestine, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic
Director: Annemarie Jacir
Starring: Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Maria Zreik, Lama Tatour, Monera Shehadeh
What’s it about?
After years abroad in Italy, Shadi (Bakri) returns to his native Nazareth. But this is no spectacular homecoming. He’s back somewhat begrudgingly to honour his “wajib” (or duty) to hand out invitations to his sister’s wedding with his father. The simmering tension between the two — who are often stuck in a car, more often than not in traffic — builds, exposing the sometimes-comic chasms that exist between men who live in different worlds but share an unshakable bond.

Burning
9:30pm

M
South Korea, 2018
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Language: English, Korean
Director: Lee Chang-Dong
Starring: Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, Jun Jong-seo, Kim Soo-kyung, Choi Seung-ho
What’s it about?
Deliveryman Jongsu (Yoo) is out on a job when he runs into Haemi (Jun), a girl who once lived in his neighbourhood. She asks if he’d mind looking after her cat while she’s away on a trip to Africa. On her return, she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic young man named Ben (Yeun), who she met during her trip. One day Ben tells Jongsu about his most unusual hobby… Based on a short story by Haruki Murakami, and directed by Lee Chang-Dong (Oasis, Secret Sunshine).

Streaming until May 31st, 2021 at SBS On Demand:

 

THURSDAY 3 JUNE

Mississippi Grind
7:30pm

M, AD
USA, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn, Sienna Miller
What’s it about?
Gerry (Mendelsohn) is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis (Reynolds), a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him on a road trip to a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. From the writer-director team Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson).

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Siberian Education
9:30pm

MA15+
Italy, Lithuania, 2013
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Starring: John Malkovich, Arnas Fedaravicius, Eleanor Tomlinson, Peter Stormare
What’s it about?
The story of a gang of children growing up in a community of banished criminals, in a forgotten corner of the former Soviet Union. This community rejects the world outside; the only law it obeys is its own. Against this backdrop two best friends, Kolyma and Gagarin, gradually become fierce enemies as they find themselves on opposite sides of the strict code of honour of the ‘honest criminal’ brotherhood.

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FRIDAY 4 JUNE

#Jowable
7:35pm

M
Philippines, 2019
Genre: Comedy
Language: Tagalog, Filipino
Director: Darryl Yap
Starring: Kim Molina, Kakai Bautista, Cai Cortez, Jerald Napoles
What’s it about?
Despite being surrounded and supported by friends, Elsa (Molina) still feels miserable and envious of every couple she sees. Finally, Lady Luck smiles upon her and she meets a guy (Napoles), and the attraction is instantly mutual. Is this the love she’s been waiting for all her life? Will this be the happiness she has been searching for, or will she find her happiness somewhere else?

Killing Them Softly
9:30pm

MA15+, CC
USA, 2012
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Andrew Dominik
Starring: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ben Mendelsohn, Sam Shepard
What’s it about?
Jackie Cogan (Pitt) is an enforcer, called in to take care when a high-stakes card game has been held up by an unknown gang of thugs. Calculating, ruthless, businesslike, and with a shrewd sense of other people’s weaknesses, Cogan plies his trade, moving among a variety of hoods, hangers-on, and big-timers, tracking those responsible, and returning “law and order” to the lawless Boston underworld. Based on the novel by George V. Higgins (The Friends of Eddie Coyle) and directed by Australia’s Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford).

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SATURDAY 5 JUNE

Rosie
6:50pm

PG
Ireland, 2019
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Paddy Breathnach
Starring: Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford, Ellie O’Halloran, Ruby Dunne, Darragh Mckenzie
What’s it about?
A mother (Greene) strives to shield her young family from their new reality when their landlord sells the property and renders them homeless. Screenplay by celebrated author Roddy Doyle (The Commitments).

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Angel Heart
8:30pm

MA15+, AD
USA, 1987
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet, Robert De Niro
What’s it about?
The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel (Rourke) is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre (De Niro), to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spur with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural journey into his soul. Directed by Alan Parker (Midnight Express, Mississippi Burning).

Streaming until September 30th, 2021 at SBS On Demand:

Long Story Short
10:35pm

M
Denmark, 2015
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Language: Danish
Director: May el-Toukhy
Starring: Mille Lehfeldt, Jens Albinus, Norma Omega Mengers Andersen, Trine Dyrholm
What’s it about?
The film follows a group of friends and their highs and lows in pursuit of romantic redemption. It takes place over three years and is divided into eight parties: New Year’s Eve, one housewarming, Midsummer, a wedding, a surprise party, a name of celebration, anniversary and birthday parties. The friends are all late thirties or early forties. They fought all with their own idea of ​​what the perfect love really is, and must re-evaluate their perception in the course of history.

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SUNDAY 6 JUNE

A United Kingdom
6:25pm

PG, AD, CC
UK, 2016
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English
Director: Amma Asante
Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport
What’s it about?
The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire – their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

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Nobody Knows
8:30pm

M
Japan, 2004
Genre: Drama
Language: Japanese
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Starring: Hanae Kan, Momoko Shimizu, Hiei Kimura, Ayu Kitaura, Yuya Yagira
What’s it about?
In present-day Tokyo, young single mother Fukashima Keiko (You) moves into a new apartment with her 12-year-old son Akira (Yagira Yuya). With them are Akira’s three younger siblings, all from different fathers, whose existence has been hidden from the landlord and much of the outside world. When their mother disappears, Akira continues to manage the household as usual, though survival becomes more difficult as the days and weeks roll on.

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Julieta
11:10pm

M
Spain, 2016
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Spanish
Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Emma Suárez, Darío Grandinetti, Michelle Jenner, Priscilla Delgado
What’s it about?
Julieta (Suárez) is a middle-aged woman living in Madrid with her boyfriend Lorenzo (Grandinetti). Both are going to move to Portugal when she casually runs into Bea (Jenner), former best friend of her estranged daughter Antia, who reveals that Antia is living in Switzerland, married, and with three children. Julieta cancels the journey to Portugal and moves to the apartment where she used to live with Antia, in the hope that her daughter will send her a letter. Based on short stories by Alice Munro.

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