SBS World Movies Highlights: 8 - 14 June | Movie News - bdsthanhhoavn.com

SBS World Movies Highlights: 8 – 14 June | Movie News

  • Audio Description (AD) available for Blood, Transcendence, The Professor and the Madman, Me and Orson Welles, Coherence, Chalet Girl, The Breaker Upperers, Edie and Alex & Eve
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for The Breaker Upperers

 

WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE 

The Triplets of Belleville
4:20pm

PG
Belgium, 2003
Genre: Animation, Drama, Comedy
Language: French
Director: Sylvain Chomet
Voice Cast: Suzy Falk, Lina Boudreau, Betty Bonifassi, Michele Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda
What’s it about?
When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters—an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire—to rescue him. Nominated for a 2004 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Heist of the Century
7:30pm

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.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Way Back
9:35pm

M
USA, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Peter Weir
Starring: Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, Saoirse Ronan, Ed Harris
What’s it about?
Inspired by an incredible true story, The Way Back begins in 1940 when seven prisoners attempt the impossible: escape from a brutal Siberian gulag. Thus begins a treacherous 6000-kilometre trek to freedom across the world’s most merciless landscapes. They have little food and few supplies, but together, they must withstand nature at is most extreme. Directed by Peter Weir (Picnic at Hanging Rock, Master and Commander).

 

THURSDAY 9 JUNE

Iron Sky
7:50pm

M
Finland, 2012
Genre: Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi
Language: German
Director: Timo Vuorensola
Starring:  Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto, Udo Kier
What’s it about?
In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers. Soon, this unstoppable attack fleet will swarm towards Earth, heralding the triumphant return of the Fourth Reich.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Blood
9:30pm

MA15+, AD
UK, 2012
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Language: English, Hungarian
Director: Nick Murphy
Starring: Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Stephen Graham, Brian Cox, Zoë Tapper
What’s it about?
Charts the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers (Bettany, Graham), smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father (Cox), must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.

The Guilty
11:10pm

M
Denmark, 2018
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Language: Danish
Director: Gustav Moller
Starring: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi, Johan Olsen
What’s it about?
Police officer Asger Holm (Cedergren), demoted to desk work as an alarm dispatcher, answers a call from a panicked woman who claims to have been kidnapped. Confined to the police station and with the phone as his only tool, Asger races against time to get help and find her.

 

FRIDAY 10 JUNE

Transcendence
7:30pm

M, AD
USA, 2014
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Wally Pfister
Starring: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany
What’s it about?
Dr Caster (Depp) performs highly controversial experiments in the field of Artificial Intelligence. His goal is to construct a machine that combines every human emotion with the collective intelligence of everything ever known to man. But there are anti-technology extremists out there who will do everything they can to stop him from creating this new powerful new computer. Directed by Wally Pfister, the Oscar-winning cinematographer of Inception.

The Professor and the Madman
9:40pm

M, AD
Ireland, USA, 2019
Genre: History, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Farhad Safinia
Starring: Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Eddie Marsan, Natalie Dormer, Ioan Gruffudd, Steve Coogan
What’s it about?
Professor James Murray (Gibson) begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor (Penn).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SATURDAY 11 JUNE

The Forbidden Kingdom
6:35pm

PG
China, USA, 2008
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Language: English, Mandarin
Director: Rob Minkoff
Starring: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Liu Yifei, Li Bingbing, Collin Chou
What’s it about?
An American teenager (Angarano) who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself travelling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Big Boss
8:30pm

M
Hong Kong, 1971
Genre: Action, Martial Arts
Language: Mandarin, Cantonese
Director: Wei Lo, Chia-Hsiang Wu
Starring: Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien, Nora Miao
What’s it about?
Cheng (Lee), a young Chinese man sworn to an oath of non-violence, is sent to live in Thailand with his uncle and cousins. His promise to his mother not to fight is repeatedly tested when he goes to work in the local icehouse for an abusive overseer. When some of his cousins are killed, after discovering the icehouse is actually a front for a heroin-smuggling operation, Cheng sets out to exact revenge.

Fist of Fury
10:30pm

M
Hong Kong, 1972
Genre: Action, Martial Arts
Language: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Director: Wei Lo
Starring: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien
What’s it about?
Kung Fu pupil Chen Zhen (Lee) returns to Shanghai only to learn of his beloved teacher’s death. When he discovers that his mentor was in fact murdered, Chen sets out to avenge his death. Directed by Wei Lo (The Big Boss) and featuring Lee’s famously self-choreographed fight scenes.

 

SUNDAY 12 JUNE

Me and Orson Welles
6:25pm

PG, AD
UK, 2008
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Zac Efron, Christian McKay, Ben Chaplin, Claire Danes, Zoe Kazan, Eddie Marsan
What’s it about?
Teenage student Richard Samuels (Efron) lucks his way into a minor role in the legendary 1937 Mercury Theatre production of Julius Caesar, directed by a youthful Orson Welles (McKay). Over the course of a magical week, Richard makes his Broadway debut, finds romance with an ambitious older woman (Danes), and experiences the dark side of genius after daring to cross the imperious, brilliant Welles. Directed by Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Jane Got a Gun
8:30pm

MA15+
USA, 2015
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Language: English
Director: Gavin O’Connor
Starring: Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor, Noah Emmerich, Nash Edgerton
What’s it about?
After her outlaw husband returns home shot with eight bullets and barely alive, Jane (Portman) reluctantly reaches out to an ex-lover who she hasn’t seen in over ten years to help her defend her farm when the time comes that her husband’s gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Coherence
10:20pm

PG, AD
USA, 2013
Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery
Language: English
Director: James Ward Byrkit
Starring: Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon, Lorene Scafaria
What’s it about?
Four couples gather for dinner the night a mysterious and powerful comet passes overhead. As unexplained events begin to bend reality in frightening ways, the couples realise that visitors from a strange house down the road may be trying to prevent them from surviving the night. As the night unfolds, people experience terrifying revelations about themselves, forcing each one to question their own reality.

 

MONDAY 13 JUNE

Before We Vanish
12:10pm

M
Japan, 2017
Genre: Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller
Language: Japanese
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Starring: Masami Nagasawa, Ryûhei Matsuda, Mahiro Takasugi, Yuri Tsunematsu
What’s it about?
Narumi (Nagasawa) is on bad terms with her husband, Shinji (Matsuda), when, one day, Shinji goes missing. He comes back a couple of days later, but he seems like a totally different person; now gentle and tender. Meanwhile, journalist Sakurai (Hasegawa) covers the story of a family that was brutally murdered, when an unexplained phenomenon takes place. Shinji tells his wife that he came to Earth to invade. From acclaimed director Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Cure, Pulse, Tokyo Sonata).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Chalet Girl
6:05pm

PG, AD
UK, 2011
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: German, English
Director: Phil Traill
Starring: Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick, Brooke Shields, Bill Nighy, Tamsin Egerton
What’s it about?
While working a job at an exclusive ski resort to support her Dad, Kim (Jones) learns to snowboard and is so good at it that she enters a competition with a huge cash prize. She has to dig deep to overcome her fears, but her life gets more complicated through her spoken-for boss, Jonny (Westwick).

The Breaker Upperers
8:00pm

M, AD, CC
New Zealand, 2018
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek
Starring: Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami, Celia Pacquola, James Rolleston
What’s it about?
Fifteen years ago, Mel (Sami) and Jen (van Beek) discovered they were being two-timed by the same man. Bitter and cynical, they became fast friends and formed The Breaker Upperers, a small-time business breaking up couples for cash. Now they’re in their late-thirties and business is booming. But when they run into an old victim, Mel develops a conscience and their friendship is truly put to the test. Executive produced by Taika Waititi.

Edie
9:30pm

M, AD
UK, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Simon Hunter
Starring: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan, Amy Manson, Wendy Morgan
What’s it about?
83-year-old Edie (Hancock) believes that it is never too late – packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have as a young married women – climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland.

 

TUESDAY 14 JUNE

Alex & Eve
7:50pm

MA15+, AD
Australia, 2016
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Peter Andrikidis
Starring: Richard Brancatisano, Andrea Dimitriades, Ryan O’Kane, Simon Elrahi
What’s it about?
Alex (Brancatisano) is a handsome schoolteacher in his mid-thirties, whose parents want him to marry a good Greek girl. But Alex falls hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Eve (Dimitriades), a lawyer, whose parents are Lebanese Muslim. Like oil and water, the two should never mix, only how can they stop themselves from falling in love? A family comedy about dating in a multicultural world.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

After Love
9:30pm

M
UK, 2020
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic, English, Urdu, French
Director: Aleem Khan
Starring: Joanna Scanlan, Nathalie Richard, Nasser Memarzia, Talid Ariss, Sudha Bhuchar
What’s it about?
Set in the port town of Dover in the South-East of England, Mary Hussain (Scanlan) suddenly finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her husband. A day after the burial, she discovers he has a secret just twenty-one miles across the English Channel in Calais.

 

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