SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: September 28 – October 4 | Movie News

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

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MONDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

Starbuck
19:30

M.
Canada, 2011
Kind: Comedy
Language: Spanish, French
Director: Ken Scott
Protagonists: Patrick Huard, Julie Le Breton, Antoine Bertrand, Dominic Philie, Marc Bélanger
What’s it about?
David Wosniak (Huard) is 42, affable, but perpetually bankrupt who eventually decides to take control of his life. A regular sperm donor in his youth, he discovers he is the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of the prolific donor codenamed Starbuck.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Adventures of Arsene Lupine
21:35

M.
France, 2004
Kind: Romance, Crime, Mystery
Language: French
Director: Jean-Paul Salome
Protagonists: Romain Duris, Kristin Scott Thomas, Eva Green, Pascal Greggory
What’s it about?
It follows the adventures of Arsène Lupine (Duris), an aristocratic robber gentleman of the Belle Époque who preys on the rich and is kind to the poor. Destiny teams up with the beautiful and mysterious Countess of Cagliostro, involved in a devious plot to recover the treasure of the kings of France. However, an underground monarchical network is also in search of the treasure.

TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

A man in a hurry
19:35

M.
France, 2018
Kind: Comedy, Drama
Language: French
Director: Hervé Mimran
Protagonists: Leïla Bekhti, Fabrice Luchini, Igor Gotesman, Alexia Séféroglou, Fatima Adoum, Olivier Rosemberg
What’s it about?
Alain (Luchini) is a respected, high-profile businessman and brilliant speaker who has let his personal life lapse in favor of business success. When he suffers a severe stroke and wakes up in the hospital, he finds himself at zero. Jeanne (Bekhti) is a young speech therapist in charge of her rehabilitation. With a lot of patience and hard work, Jeanne and Alain get to know each other and, in their own way, begin to rebuild their lives.

The last diamond
21:30

M.
Belgium, 2014
Kind: Drama
Language: French
Director: Eric Barbier
Protagonists: Yvan Attal, Berenice Bejo, Jean-François Stévenin, Antoine Basler
What’s it about?
A thief on parole (Attal) is hired to do the greatest job of his career, stealing the famous Florentine diamond. To be successful, he must approach a beautiful diamond expert (Oscar nominee Bejo) with a personal interest in jewelry.

WEDNESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

6 days
19:45

M.
New Zealand, UK, 2017
Kind: Action, Thriller
Language: Persian, Arabic, English
Director: Toa Fraser
Protagonists: Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, Mark Strong, Martin Shaw, Emun Elliott
What’s it about?
London, England, April 1980. Six terrorists attack the Iranian Embassy and take hostages. Tense negotiations are held for six days as authorities decide whether to intervene a military team.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Golden work
21:30

MA15 +
Hong Kong, 2018
Kind: Action, Adventure, Crime
Language: Cantonese
Director: Chin Ka-Lok
Protagonists: Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Michael Tse, Chin Ka-Lok, Jerry Lamb
What’s it about?
A group of former mercenaries get together to plan an epic robbery: loading a truck full of medicines held by a foreign intelligence agency to supply a refugee camp in need. But when they discover that the truck is indeed full of stolen gold, the gang of brothers realizes that they have been doubly thwarted by one of them – and fixing the situation will be an all-out war.

THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER

Return of the hero
19:50

M.
Belgium, France, 2018
Kind: History, comedy
Language: French
Director: Laurent Tirard
Protagonists: Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Christophe Montenez, Fabienne Galula, Noémie Merlant
What’s it about?
1809 France. Captain Neuville (Dujardin) is called to the front, leaving his future bride Pauline (Merlant) with a broken heart. Her sister Elizabeth (Laurent) decides to write letters on her name to cheer her up, thinking he will never return. When Neuville comes home unexpectedly, he is greeted in glory, but in truth he is a war defector and opportunist coward, and a suspicious Elizabeth is determined to expose him.

Out of sight
21:30

M.
USA, 1998
Kind: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Language: English
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Protagonists: Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Catherine Keener, Ving Rhames, Albert Brooks
What’s it about?
After Jack Foley (Clooney) escapes from prison with the help of his partner, Buddy Bragg (Rhames), he takes Karen Sisco (Lopez), a sexy federal agent, hostage. Sparks immediately fly between the two. Eventually they let her go and leave Miami behind, headed straight to Detroit, where they plan to rob their former cellmate, a wealthy white-collar criminal (Brooks). When Karen finally finds Foley, a passionate encounter opens up. Directed by Steven Soderbergh (Sex, lies and videotape, Traffic).

NOTE: No recovery on SBS On Demand

FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER

Tommy’s Honor
19:30

M.
UK, 2017
Kind: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Jason Connery
Protagonists: Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neill, Peter Ferdinand, Ian Pirie
What’s it about?
Tom (Mullan) and Tommy Morris (Lowden), father and son pioneers of professional golf, rely on the skill, business acumen and street intelligence of the working class to make Tommy one of the sport’s first superstars and founders in the world.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

American animals
21:35

MA15 +
USA, UK, 2018
Kind: Drama, Crime, Documentary
Language: Dutch, English
Director: Bart Layton
Protagonists: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, Ann Dowd
What’s it about?
In 2003, four Kentucky college students attempted to steal millions of dollars in rare books from the school library. The young men all came from a comfortable upbringing and were primarily motivated by a desire to feel special. They committed the heist during the day, during normal library opening hours, using their exams as an alibi. Directed by Bart Layton (from the 2012 documentary The impostor).

SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER

Forever Enthralled
17:50

PG
China, Hong Kong, 2008
Kind: Biography, Drama, History
Language: Tangerine
Director: Kaige Chen
Protagonists: Leon Lai, Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hong Chen
What’s it about?
Mei Lanfang (Leon Lai) was a national icon in China and the biggest Beijing opera star of modern times, best known for playing female roles. The film traces the key moments in Mei’s life: from the duel on stage between a young Mei and his once legendary teacher, his extramarital affair with fellow opera singer Meng Xiaodong (Zhang Ziyi), his success on his tour in the United States of 1930, to his decision to stop performing after the Japanese occupation of Beijing in 1937. From director Chen Kaige (Farewell my concubine, The emperor and the murderer).

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Beautiful boy
20:30

MA15 +
USA, 2018
Kind: Drama
Language: English
Director: Felix Van Groeningen
Protagonists: Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, Christian Convery
What’s it about?
Based on two memoirs, one by acclaimed journalist David Sheff (played by Carell) and one by his son, Nic Sheff (played by Chalamet). As Nic relapses repeatedly, the Sheffs face the harsh reality that addiction is a non-discriminatory disease and can affect any family at any time. Directed by Felix Van Groeningen (The breaking of the broken circle).

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER

Tony Takitani
17:15

PG
Japan, 2004
Kind: Drama
Language: Japanese
Director: Jun Ichikawa
Protagonists: Issei Ogata, Rie Miyazawa, Shinohara Takahumi
What’s it about?
Tony Takitani (Ogata) had a lonely childhood. He studied art at school, but while his sketches are accurate and detailed, they lack sensitivity. Used to being self-sufficient, Tony finds himself becoming more irrational and instinctive. Having found his true calling as a technical illustrator, he is fascinated by Eiko (Miyazawa), a client who is also fascinated by high-end fashion. Based on the novel by Haruki Murakami.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Alpha
18:45

PG
USA, 2018
Kind: Adventure, Drama
Language: English
Director: Albert Hughes
Protagonists: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Marcin Kowalczyk, Jens Hultén
What’s it about?
In the prehistoric past, Keda, a young and inexperienced hunter, struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe when bison hunting goes wrong. On the way back he will find an unexpected ally.

Theeb
21:30

M.
Jordan, 2014
Kind: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Language: Arabic
Director: Naji Abu Nowar
Protagonists: Jacir Eid, Hassan Mutlag, Hussein Salameh, Marji Audeh, Jack Fox
What’s it about?
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin (Eid) experiences very hasty growth as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer (Fox) to his secret destination. Nominated for a 2016 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

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