SBS World Motion pictures Highlights April 11 – 17

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

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  • Audio Description (AD) obtainable for Odd Thomas, Kill the Messenger, American Gangster, Fried Inexperienced Tomatoes, Movie Stars Do not Die in Liverpool, Lady With a Pearl Earring and Increased Floor
  • Closed Captions (CC) obtainable for Captain Improbable, Kill the Messenger, American Gangster, The Tree of Life and Eye within the Sky

 

MONDAY 11 APRIL

Removed from Males
7:35pm

M
France, 2015
Style: Drama
Language: French, Spanish, Arabic
Director: David Oelhoffen
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, Djemel Barek, Vincent Martin
What’s it about?
Algeria, 1954. Whereas the insurrection rumbles within the valley, two very completely different males thrown collectively by a world in turmoil are compelled to flee throughout the Atlas Mountains. Daru (Mortensen), the reclusive trainer, has to escort Mohamed (Kateb), a villager accused of homicide, as they’re pursued by vengeful settlers. Based mostly on a brief story from Albert Camus, and that includes a music rating from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

22 Bullets
9:30pm

MA15+
France, 2010
Style: Thriller, Crime, Motion
Language: French
Director: Richard Berry
Starring: Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Jean Reno, Kad Merad
What’s it about?
Retired mobster Charly Matteï (Reno) is left for lifeless after being shot 22 instances. In opposition to all odds, Charly survives. After studying he could have been betrayed by one among his closest allies, Charly embarks on a violent quest for revenge. In the meantime, the police are additionally at work monitoring down his would-be-killers.

 

TUESDAY 12 APRIL

Odd Thomas
7:40pm

M, AD
USA, 2013
Style: Thriller, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Stephen Sommers
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin, Willem Dafoe, Gugu Mbatha-Uncooked, Patton Oswalt
What’s it about?
In a California desert city, a short-order prepare dinner (Yelchin) with clairvoyant talents encounters a mysterious man with a hyperlink to darkish, threatening forces. Who the person is and what he needs, not even Odd’s deceased informants can inform him.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:


The Whistlers
9:30pm

MA15+
Romania, France, 2019
Style: Thriller, Crime
Language: English, Romanian, Spanish
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Starring: Catrinel Marlon, Vlad Ivanov, Rodica Lazăr, Sabin Tambrea, Antonio Buíl
What’s it about?
Not all the things is because it appears for Cristi (Ivanov), a police inspector in Bucharest who performs each side of the legislation. Embarking with the gorgeous Gilda (Marlon) on a high-stakes heist, each must navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. A visit to the Canary Islands to be taught a secret whistling language may simply be what they should pull it off. From acclaimed Romanian writer-director Corneliu Porumboiu (Police, Adjective, 12:08 East of Bucharest).

 

WEDNESDAY 13 APRIL

Black Sea
7:30pm

M
UK, 2014
Style: Motion, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Kevin MacDonald
Starring: Jude Regulation, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn
What’s it about?
This thriller directed by Kevin Macdonald (Touching the VoidFinal King of Scotland) follows a captain (Regulation), who places collectively a misfit crew to seek for a sunken submarine loaded with gold within the depths of the Black Sea. However greed and desperation quickly take maintain onboard their claustrophobic vessel and the boys begin turning on one another, placing them as threat of by no means making it to the floor alive.

Shot Caller
9:35pm

MA15+
USA, 2017
Style: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Omari Hardwick, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal, Emory Cohen
What’s it about?
A white-collar lawyer (Coster-Waldau) convicted of a DUI manslaughter cost turns into a gang chief in jail, and finds himself compelled by his leaders to orchestrate a significant crime with a brutal rival gang in Southern California.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

THURSDAY 14 APRIL

Captain Improbable
7:30pm

M, CC
USA, 2016
Style: Journey, Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Matt Ross
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso
What’s it about?
Raised within the forest and dwelling off the grid, six youngsters enterprise out into the world for the primary time after their not too long ago widowed father (Mortensen, in an Oscar-nominated efficiency) takes them on a street journey.

Lodge Artemis
9:40pm

MA15+
UK, USA, 2018
Style: Thriller, Science Fiction, Motion
Language: English, French, Spanish
Director: Drew Pearce
Starring: Jodie Foster, Sterling Okay. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry
What’s it about?
Los Angeles, June twenty first, 2028. Whereas the streets are being torn aside by riots, the Nurse (Foster), who runs a clandestine hospital for criminals within the penthouse of the Artemis, a closed previous resort, has a tough night time coping with troublemaker shoppers: thieves, assassins, somebody from the previous and the one who owns the place and the entire metropolis.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

FRIDAY 15 APRIL

Kill the Messenger
7:30pm

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 2014
Style: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Michael Cuesta
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Sheen
What’s it about?
Based mostly on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. The movie takes place within the mid-Nineties, when Webb (performed by Renner) uncovers the CIA’s previous function in importing big quantities of cocaine into america that’s then bought in ghettos throughout the nation to lift cash for the Nicaraguan Contras’ insurgent military. Regardless of monumental strain to not, Webb goes public together with his proof – and shortly finds himself defending his integrity, his household, and his life.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

American Gangster
9:25pm

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 2007
Style: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Ted Levine, Josh Brolin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ruby Dee
What’s it about?
In Nineteen Seventies America, detective Richie Roberts (Crowe) units out to carry down the drug empire of Frank Lucas (Washington), a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who’s smuggling the medication into the nation within the coffins of troopers from the Vietnam Conflict. Nominated for 2 Academy Awards (together with Ruby Dee for Greatest Supporting Actress) and directed by Ridley Scott (Blade RunnerGladiator).

NOTE: No Catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

SATURDAY 16 APRIL

Fried Inexperienced Tomatoes
6:10pm

PG, AD
USA, 1991
Style: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Jon Avnet
Starring: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary-Louise Parker, Mary Stuart Masterson
What’s it about?
Amidst her personal character disaster, southern housewife Evelyn Sofa (Bates) meets Ninny (Tandy), an outgoing previous lady who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode (Masterson) and Ruth Jamison (Parker), two younger girls who skilled hardships and love in Whistle Cease, Alabama within the Twenties.

Fried Green Tomatoes: Original Movie Show Review

The Tree of Life
8:30pm

PG, CC
USA, 2011
Style: Drama, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt, Tye Sheridan, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler
What’s it about?
Director Terrence Malick (Badlands, The Skinny Crimson Line) traces the evolution of an 11-year-old boy within the Midwest, from his first experiences of pleasure love and mercy (from his mom, performed by Chastain), to his introduction to the ‘methods of the world’ (from his father, performed by Pitt). Every father or mother contends for his allegiance, and the boy should reconcile their claims. His expertise of the world, as soon as a factor of glory, turns into a labyrinth as he seeks unselfish love. Winner of the Palme d’Or on the 2011 Cannes Movie Competition, and nominated for Greatest Image on the 2012 Academy Awards.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Movie Stars Do not Die in Liverpool
11:05pm

M, AD
UK, 2017
Style: Romance, Drama
Language: English
Director: Paul McGuigan
Starring: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Stephen Graham
What’s it about?
Based mostly on Peter Turner’s memoir, the movie follows the playful however passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What begins as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her younger lover shortly grows right into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the individual Gloria turns to for consolation. Their ardour and lust for all times is examined to the boundaries by occasions past their management.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SUNDAY 17 APRIL

Lady with a Pearl Earring
6:35pm

PG, AD
UK, 2003
Style: Drama, Romance, Biography
Language: English
Director: Peter Webber
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Essie Davis, Cillain Murphy
What’s it about?
Griet (Johansson) the younger daughter of a poor household in seventeenth century Delft, is shipped to work as a housemaid for the household of painter Johannes Vermeer (Firth), who lives by getting portray commissions from his patron, Van Ruijven (Wilkinson). Griet’s arrival begins to unsettle the emotional steadiness of the household, and when Van Ruijven secretly calls for that Vermeer paint her portrait for his personal and really private assortment, Vermeer is impressed – however is aware of how badly his pregnant spouse, Catharina (Davis), will take it.  

Eye within the Sky
8:30pm

M, CC
UK, 2016
Style: Drama, Thriller, Conflict
Language: English
Director: Gavin Hood
Starring: Alan Rickman, Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Barkhad Abdi, Iain Glen
What’s it about?
London primarily based navy intelligence officer Colonel Michelle Madden (Mirren) is about to remotely command a high secret drone operation to seize a bunch of harmful terrorists from their safe-house in Nairobi, Kenya. The rigorously deliberate mission out of the blue escalates from a ‘seize’ to a ‘kill’ operation when Madden realises that the terrorists are about to embark on a lethal suicide mission, which might consequence within the catastrophic deaths of many harmless civilians. 

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Increased Floor
10:15pm

M, AD
USA, 2011
Style: Drama
Language: English
Director: Vera Farmiga
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Dagmara Dominczyk, John Hawkins, Donna Murphy
What’s it about?
The directorial debut of actor Vera Farmiga, Increased Floor depicts the panorama of a small evangelical Christian neighborhood thrown off-kilter when one among their very own, Corrine (Farmiga), begins to query her religion. Impressed by screenwriter Carolyn Briggs’ memoir ‘This Darkish World’, the movie tells the story of a considerate lady’s struggles with perception, love, and belief – in human relationships in addition to in God.

 

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