SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 9 – 15 November | Movie News

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

Closed Captions (CC) available for Sweet Country, Detroit, An Education, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Lion, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir and A United Kingdom

 

MONDAY 9 NOVEMBER

Delicatessen
7:40pm

M
France, 1991
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Language: French
Director: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech
What’s it about?
Set in a post-apocalyptic future, a landlord who happens to be a butcher starts slaughtering humans to feed his starving tenants, a practice which outrages a vegetarian guerrilla group living in the sewers beneath the city streets. Winner of four César Awards in 1992, including Best First Work for Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet (who together directed The City of Lost Children, while Jeunet went on to direct Amelie.)

David and Margaret review Delicatessen on The Movie Show (Episode 05 1992)

Sweet Country
9:30pm

MA15+, CC
Australia, 2017
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Language: English
Director: Warwick Thornton
Starring: Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Thomas M. Wright, Ewen Leslie
What’s it about?
It’s 1929 on the vast, desert-like, Eastern Arrernte Nation lands that are now known as the Central Australian outback. Sam Kelly (Morris), a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works the land of a kind white preacher, Fred Smith (Neill). After an ill-tempered bully (Leslie) arrives in town and Kelly kills him in self-defence, he and his wife go on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down. Warwick Thornton’s acclaimed follow-up to 2009’s landmark Samson & Delilah.

 

TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER

Irrational Man
7:40pm

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Jamie Blackley, Parker Posey, Joe Stapleton
What’s it about?
Abe (Phoenix) arrives at the small picturesque Braylin College in Rhode Island feeling that his life is meaningless. Tales have been buzzing around campus of him – a charismatic, radical romantic prone to bleak depressions. He quickly draws the attention of Rita Richards (Posey), a lonely professor who fantasises that Abe will rescue her from her unhappy marriage. Meanwhile, Abe attracts another admirer in Jill Pollard (Stone), a bright young student who finds his tortured artistic personality irresistible.

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Detroit
9:30pm

MA15+, CC
USA, 2017
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, History
Language: English
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: John Boyega, Will Poulter, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie
What’s it about?
A security guard (Boyega) is caught in the crossfire after a late-night police raid sparks a violent revolt that spirals out of control and turns the city into a war zone. From director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty).

 

WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER

An Education
7:35pm

M, CC
UK, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Lone Scherfig
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Dominic Cooper
What’s it about?
Jenny (Mulligan) is a bright young girl on the cusp of 17 who finds herself in a whirlwind romance with the much older David (Sarsgaard). Once she sees the lifestyle David can provide, one she never imagined might so easily be hers, she is hooked. Thoughts of prep school and one day attending Oxford fly out the window. Nominated for three Oscars in 2010, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay (by Nick Hornby, from the memoir by Lynn Barber), and Best Actress for Mulligan.

Sitting in Limbo
9:30pm

M
UK, 2020
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Stella Corradi
Starring: Anna Madeley, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Sarah Woodward, Jay Simpson
What’s it about?
Based on a shocking story from Britain’s 2018 Windrush Scandal. After 50 years in the UK, Anthony Bryan (Robinson) is wrongfully detained by the Home Office and threatened with deportation.

 

THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER

The Face of Love
7:50pm

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Arie Posin
Starring: Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams
What’s it about?
Lonely widow Nikki (Bening) begins a romance with art teacher Tom (Harris), who bears a startling resemblance to her late husband Garret (also played by Harris). She doesn’t tell him of the resemblance, nor does she tell her friends and family, which begins to put a strain on her new relationship.

Farming
9:30pm

MA15+
UK, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Starring: Damson Idris, Kate Beckinsale, John Dagleish, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
What’s it about?
Based on writer-director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s own experiences, this feature tells the story of a young Nigerian boy sent to be raised by a white British family in the hopes of securing a better future, instead becoming the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.

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FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER

Raising Arizona
7:45pm

M
USA, 1987 
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, William Forsythe, Frances McDormand
What’s it about?
H.I. McDonnough (Cage) is a multiple-convicted armed robber who falls in love with Edwina (Hunter), a young policewoman who takes his mug shots. They end up getting married, with H.I. vowing to stop robbing convenience stores. This second feature from Joel and Ethan Coen established the madcap comic mode that they would return to throughout their career with films like The Big Lebowski and O Brother Where Art Thou?.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

ORIGINAL MOVIE SHOW REVIEW

Rabbit-Proof Fence
9:30pm

PG, CC
Australia, 2002
Genre: History, Adventure
Language: Walmajarri, English
Director: Phillip Noyce
Starring: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, Kenneth Branagh, Deborah Mailman, David Gulpilil
What’s it about?
Based on the true story of three young Aboriginal girls, Molly (Sampi) and Daisy (Sansbury) and their cousin, Gracie (Monaghan), who in 1931, were forcibly removed from their mothers and their home in Jigalong and moved over fifteen hundred miles away, as a part of official ‘White Australia’ Government policy. Molly leads her younger sister and cousin on a brave escape and in a bid to find their way home, following, on foot, the rabbit-proof fence that cuts across the Gibson Desert and towards Jigalong.

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SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER

Lion
8:30pm

M, CC
Australia, UK, USA, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Garth Davis
Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham
What’s it about?
A five-year-old Indian boy (played by Sunny Pawar, and as an adult by Dev Patel) gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple (Wenham & Kidman) in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Nominated for six 2017 Academy Awards (including Best Picture), and one of the most commercially successful Australian-made films of all time.

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir
10:40pm

M, CC
Belgium, 2018
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Drama
Language: English
Director: Ken Scott
Starring: Dhanush, Berenice Bejo, Erin Moriarty, Barkhad Abdi, Gérard Jugnot
What’s it about?
The story of Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod (Dhanush), a fakir who tricks his local village in Rajasthan, India into believing his possesses special powers and into paying him to fly to Paris to buy a bed of nails from an Ikea store.

 

SUNDAY 15 NOVEMBER

A United Kingdom
6:25pm

PG, 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.

The Captain
9:30pm

MA15+
Germany, 2017
Genre: War, Drama, History
Language: German
Director: Robert Schwentke
Starring: Max Hubacher, Milan Peschel, Frederick Lau, Marko Dyrlich, David Scheller
What’s it about?
Based on a true story. Soldier Willi Herold (Hubacher), a deserter of the German army, stumbles into a uniform of Nazi captain abandoned during the last and desperate weeks of the Third Reich in 1945. Newly emboldened by the allure of a suit that he has stolen only to stay warm, Willi discovers that many Germans will follow the leader, whoever he is.

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