SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights 8 14 November

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TV Movie Guide: 8 - 14 November When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS VICELAND, NITV and SBS On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Eagle Has Landed, Charlie Wilson's War, The Pianist, Apocalypse Now: Redux and Precious
  • Audio Description (AD) available for Alone in Berlin, Journey's EndAll Quiet on the Western Front, The Eagle Has Landed, The Pianist, Apocalypse Now Redux, Precious

 

MONDAY 8 NOVEMBER

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

7:30pm

M, CC

Japan, New Zealand, UK, 1983

Genre: Drama, History, War

Language: English, Japanese

Director: Nagisa Oshima

Starring: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano, Jack Thompson

What's it about?

During WWII, British soldier Jack Celliers (Bowie) is captured by Japanese forces and held in a prison camp by the honour-bound Captain Yanoi (Sakamoto). Yanoi becomes intrigued with Celliers' open defiance in the face of their staunchly old-world ideas about cowardice and shame. Meanwhile, a translator, Lieutenant colonel John Lawrence (Conti), attempts to find common ground between British and Japanese beliefs. From legendary Japanese director Nagisa Oshima (In the Realm of the Senses).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

David Bowie in Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence

Beanpole

9:45pm

MA15+

Russia, 2019

Genre: Drama

Language: Russian

Director: Kantemir Balagov

Starring: Viktoriya Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Konstantin Balakirev

What's it about?

During WWII in Leningrad, the siege of the city is finally over, but life and death struggles continue in the wreckage that remains. Two young women search for meaning and hope during their struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins. Winner of both the Best Director Award and the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Prize for Best Film in the Un Certain Regard section.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

From 'Beanpole', the second feature from Russian director Kantemir Balagov RELATED
'Beanpole': Unforgettable Vision Of Post-WWII Leningrad 27-year-old Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov's Cannes-winning drama explores the lives of two female soldiers rebuilding their lives in the war-torn city of Leningrad, following World War II.
Filmmaker Kantemir Balagov Talks About His Cannes Un Certain Regard Drama 'Beanpole'

 

TUESDAY 9 NOVEMBER

Leningrad

7:30pm

M

UK, 2009

Genre: Drama, War

Language: English

Director: Aleksandr Buravskiy

Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Mira Sorvino, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vladimir Ilyin

What's it about?

In 1941 the German invasion of Russia leads to the siege of Leningrad, a two year long military campaign designed to literally starve the city. In the midst of the suffering an English newspaper reporter finds herself trapped, unbeknownst to her American reporter boyfriend, between the German guns and the Soviet security system that cannot admit it erred in reporting her dead.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Alone in Berlin

9:35pm

M, AD

France, Germany, UK, 2016

Genre: Thriller, War, Drama

Language: English

Director: Vincent Perez

Starring: Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Bruhl, Mikael Persbrandt

What's it about?

A German couple (Thompson, Gleeson) receive the news that their only son has been killed in a WWII battle. Already disillusioned with the Nazi regime, they begin a campaign of civil disobedience and write messages on postcards urging fellow Germans to resist.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

WEDNESDAY 10 NOVEMBER

Journey's End

7:30pm

M, AD

UK, 2017

Genre: Drama, War

Language: Spanish

Director: Saul Dibb

Starring: Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield, Paul Bettany, Tom Sturridge, Toby Jones, Stephen Graham

What's it about?

March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches in northern France led by Captain Stanhope (Clafin). A German offensive is imminent, and the officers and their cook distract themselves in their dugout with talk of food and their past lives. Stanhope, meanwhile, soaks his fear in whisky. A young new officer, Raleigh (Butterfield), has just arrived, abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Into the White

9:30pm

MA15+

Norway, Sweden, 2012

Genre: Action, War, Drama

Language: German, English

Director: Petter Næss

Starring: Stig Henrik Hoff, Lachlan Nieboer, Rupert Grint, Florian Lukas, David Kross

What's it about?

High above the harsh Norwegian wilderness, English and German pilots shoot each other to the ground after a violent chance encounter. Isolated, they must fight to survive the brutal winter. Though war has made them enemies, antagonism is hard to maintain as days go by. Through mutual need, unlikely friendships bloom. Somehow, they become comrades. 

 

THURSDAY 11 NOVEMBER

All Quiet on the Western Front

6:40pm

PG, AD, CC

UK, USA, 1979

Genre: Drama, History, War

Language: English

Director: Delbert Mann

Starring: Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm, Patricia Neal

What's it about?

At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer (Thomas) is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to bear, and as his friends die or become gravely wounded, Paul questions the sanity of fighting over a few hundreds yards of war-torn countryside.

The Eagle Has Landed

9:30pm

PG, AD, CC

UK, 1976

Genre: War, Adventure, Thriller

Language: English, German, Polish

Director: John Sturges

Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence

What's it about?

When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

FRIDAY 12 NOVEMBER

Charlie Wilson's War

7:35pm

M, CC

USA, 2007

Genre: Biography, Drama

Language: English

Director: Mike Nichols

Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman

What's it about?

In the early 1980s, US Congressman Charlie Wilson (Hanks), Texas socialite Joanne Herring (Roberts) and CIA agent Gust Avrakotos (Hoffman) form an unlikely alliance to boost funding for Afghan freedom fighters in their war against invading Soviets. The trio's successful efforts to finance these covert operations contributes to the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. From director Mike Nichols (The GraduateCloser).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

REVIEW
Charlie Wilson's War review: Not your average war movie How one man changed history - and had a hell of a time doing it.

The Pianist

9:30pm

MA15+, AD, CC

France, Poland, UK, 2002

Genre: Drama, War

Language: English, German, Russian

Director: Roman Polanski

Starring: Adrien Brody, Maureen Lipman, Thomas Kretschmann, Emilia Fox, Frank Finlay

What's it about?

Wladyslaw Szpilman (Brody), a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw. Winner of the Palme D'Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and Best Actor (Brody) at the 2003 Academy Awards.

Streaming from 7th November, 2021 at SBS On Demand:

 

SATURDAY 13 NOVEMBER

The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King

6:30pm

PG

Czech Republic, Ireland, Norway, 2017

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Language: Norwegian

Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose

Starring: Vebjørn Enger, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Elias Holmen Sørensen, Allan Hyde

What's it about?

Espen “Ash Lad” (Enger), a poor farmer’s son, embarks on a dangerous quest with his brothers to save the princess from a vile troll known as the Mountain King – in order to collect a reward and save his family’s farm from ruin.

Looking For Jackie Chan

8:30pm

M

China, 2009

Genre: Action, Comedy, Family

Language: Mandarin

Director: Jiang Ping, Gangliang Fang

Starring: Zhang Yishan, Tang Yan, Zhang Yibai, Jackie Chan, Jiang Hongbo

What's it about?

Jackie Chan is the martial arts superstar who dishes out the action in his own unique style. When a 15-year old boy goes looking for Chan to learn how to fight, he not only witnesses some spectacular bouts, but receives some important life lessons along the way.

More to watch
Jackie Chan at SBS On Demand A fantastic collection of Jackie Chan's most famed Hong Kong films now streaming at SBS On Demand.

Apocalypse Now Redux

10:05pm

MA15+, AD, CC

USA, 1979

Genre: Drama, War

Language: English, French, Cambodian, Vietnamese

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne

What's it about?

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard (Sheen) is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz (Brando), who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather trilogy, The Conversation), and loosely based on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

'Apocalypse Now: Redux', leaving SBS On Demand on March 22nd.

 

SUNDAY 14 NOVEMBER

The Ash Lad: In Search of the Golden Castle

6:30pm

M

Norway, 2019

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Science Fiction

Language: Danish,

Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose

Starring: Vebjørn Enger, Eili Harboe, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Elias Holmen Sørensen

What's it about?

When the King and Queen are poisoned, brothers Per (Pettersen) and Pål (Sørensen) get arrested, suspected of being behind it. Younger brother Espen "Ash Lad" (Enger) and Princess Kristin (Harboe) set out on a quest to find the mythical Soria Moria castle, which is said to be built of pure gold.

Special Forces

8:30pm

MA15+

France, 2011

Genre: Thriller, Action, War

Language: French, English

Director: Stéphane Rybojad

Starring: Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoît Magimel 

What's it about?

When war correspondent Elsa Casanova (Kruger) is taken hostage in Afghanistan by the Taliban and is faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. A relentless pursuit begins between her kidnappers who have no intention of letting their prey escape them, and a group of soldiers who risk their lives in her pursuit. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Precious

10:30pm

MA15+, AD, CC

USA, 2009

Genre: Drama

Language: English

Director: Lee Daniels

Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Lenny Kravitz, Bill Sage

What's it about?

Set in Harlem in 1987. Precious (Sidibe, in an Oscar-nominated lead performance) endures unimaginable hardships in her young life. She's pregnant for the second time to her abusive father; at home she must wait hand and foot on a poisonously angry mother (Mo'Nique, winner of the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress). In these conditions she grows up unloved and generally unnoticed. But underneath her impassive expression is a watchful, curious young woman with an inchoate but unshakeable sense that other possibilities exist for her.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

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