April Idiot’s Season on SBS World Motion pictures

Movies Review


The principles of April Idiot’s Day stipulate that anybody taking part in a prank after noon on April 1st is the idiot themselves. As such, SBS World Motion pictures performs the idiot with a four-week comedy sequence that begins on the week of April Idiot’s Day 2021 (beginning Monday twenty ninth March) and continues on weeknights all through April at 9:30pm, with a mixture of cult faves and hidden gems, broad LOLs and dry wit, and all the time with extra idiot that foil.

NOTE: Closed Captions (CC) out there for: What We Do In The Shadows, Monty Python’s That means Of Life, Withnail & I, Love and Different Medicine, Within the Loop, The Loss of life of Stalin / Audio Description (AD) out there: Monty Python’s That means Of Life, Love and Different Medicine, The Loss of life of Stalin

 

Roxane

Monday 29 March, 9:30pm

M
France, 2019
Language: French
Director: Mélanie Auffret
Starring: Guillaume de Tonquédec, Lea Drucker, Lionel Abelanski, Kate Duchêne
What’s it about?
Raymond (de Tonquédec), a hen farmer in Brittany finds himself threatened with chapter when the massive supermarkets resolve to chop out the native farms from their commerce. Impressed by his favorite play, Cyrano de Bergerac, Raymond hatches a plan to avoid wasting his farm and his enterprise via the artwork of theatre.

 

Household

Tuesday 30 March, 9:30pm

M
USA, 2019
Language: English
Director: Laura Steinel
Starring: Taylor Schilling, Bryn Vale, Brian Tyree Henry, Allison Tolman, Kate McKinnon
What’s it about?
An emotionally stunted (Schilling) aunt tries to bond together with her 13 yr previous niece (Vale), who needs nothing greater than to run away from dwelling and grow to be a juggalo (a subculture of face-painted, anarchistic followers of horror-themed rap music, mainly Insane Clown Posse). The Los Angeles Occasions’ Katie Walsh described the movie as a “charming, shaggy story of embracing oneself to authentically join with others”.

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What We Do within the Shadows

Wednesday 31 March, 9:30pm

M, CC
New Zealand, 2014
Language: English
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, Jemaine Clement
What’s it about?
Three flatmates, Viago (Waititi), Deacon (Brugh), and Vladislav (Clement), are all vampires, tons of of years previous. The trio are discovering trendy society just isn’t agreeing with them notably effectively and it is creating battle in the home they share collectively. Written & directed by Taika Waititi (Thor: RagnarokHunt for the Wilderpeople and Jojo Rabbit), this cult mockumentary horror-comedy went on to spawn a TV sequence of the identical identify (now getting into its third season).

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Fletch

Thursday 1 April, 9:30pm

PG
USA, 1985
Language: English
Director: Michael Ritchie
Starring: Chevy Chase, Geena Davis, Joe Don Baker, Tim Matheson
What’s it about?
Whereas working undercover on a drug dealing ring in Venice Seaside, investigative reporter Fletch (Chase) is approached by rich most cancers sufferer with an odd request: he needs Fletch’s assist to homicide him, in order that his household can get his life insurance coverage cash. However Fletch smells a rat, and begins digging additional into the story. This much-quoted ’80s comedy fave was loosely tailored from the crime/thriller novel of the identical identify by Gregory McDonald.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

Monty Python’s The That means of Life

Friday 2 April, 9:30pm

M, AD, CC
UK, 1983
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Starring: Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin
What’s it about?
Monty Python’s hilarious ultimate movie returns to the group’s authentic sketch comedy roots with side-splitting, irreverent vignettes on the levels and trials of life. Oscar-nominee Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones direct all of your Monty Python favourites: Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, and Oscar-nominee John Cleese.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

Return of the Hero

Monday 5 April, 9:30pm

M
Belgium, France, 2018
Language: French
Director: Laurent Tirard
Starring: Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Christophe Montenez, Fabienne Galula, Noémie Merlant
What’s it about?
This historic comedy is about in early nineteenth Century France. Captain Neuville (Dujardin) is known as to the entrance, leaving his future bride Pauline (Merlant) heartbroken. Her sister Elizabeth (Laurent) decides to put in writing letters on his behalf to cheer her up, pondering he would by no means come again. When Neuville returns dwelling unexpectedly, he’s welcomed in glory, however in fact is a warfare deserter and an opportunistic coward, and a suspicious Elizabeth is decided to reveal him.

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My Massive Homosexual Italian Marriage ceremony

Tuesday 6 April, 9:30pm

M
Italy, 2018
Language: Italian
Director: Alessandro Genovesi
Starring: Cristiano Caccamo, Salvatore Esposito, Diego Abatantuono, Monica Guerritore
What’s it about?
Antonio (Caccamo) has lastly discovered the love of his life, Paolo (Esposito), with whom he lives fortunately in Berlin. Even when nonetheless unsure about their households’ reactions, they resolve to get married in Italy, within the small village from the place Antonio’s mother and father stay. Custom and modernity conflict heads on this heart-warming movie.

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Sink or Swim

Wednesday 7 April, 9:30pm

M
Belgium, France, 2018
Language: French
Director: Gilles Lellouche
Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Marina Fois, Benoit Poelvoorde
What’s it about?
40-year-old Bertrand (Amalric) has been affected by melancholy for the final two years and is barely in a position to maintain his head above water. Regardless of the remedy he gulps down all day, every single day, and his spouse’s encouragement, he’s unable to search out any which means in his life. Curiously, he’ll find yourself discovering this sense of objective on the swimming pool, by becoming a member of an all-male synchronised swimming group.

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Withnail & I

Thursday 8 April, 9:30pm

MA15+, CC
UK, 1987
Language: English
Director: Bruce Robinson
Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Ralph Brown, Richard Griffiths
What’s it about?
This cult British comedy follows a few destitute younger actors dwelling in drunken squalor in 1969, within the twilight days of swinging London. The elegantly wasted Withnail (Grant) is a wicked dandy with out cash or ambition, whereas his anxious sidekick is the youthful and extra impressionable Marwood (McGann). The demented duo drown their minds in booze and tablets till lastly escaping to the nation, staying within the dwelling of rich, lecherous Uncle Monty (Griffiths), who later takes a liking to younger Marwood.

SBS ON DEMAND: The Film Present evaluations Withnail & I (Episode 46, September 1987)

 

Love and Different Medicine

Friday 9 April, 9:30pm

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 2010
Language: English
Director: Edward Zwick
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Hank Azaria, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dorothy Silver, Oliver Platt
What’s it about?
Maggie (Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who will not let something, together with a formidable private problem, tie her down. However she meets her match in Jaime Randall (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and almost infallible attraction serve him effectively with the women and within the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical gross sales. Maggie and Jamie’s evolving relationship takes them each abruptly, as they discover themselves beneath the affect of the final word drug: love. This horny, romantic comedy-drama relies on Jamie Reidy’s memoir.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

The Hassle with You

Monday 12 April, 9:30pm

M
France, 2018
Language: French, Czech
Director: Pierre Salvadori
Starring: Adèle Haenel, Pio Marmaï, Audrey Tautou, Damien Bonnard, Octave Bossuet
What’s it about?
Detective Yvonne (Haenel) is the widow of police chief Santi (Bossuet), an area hero in a city on the French Riviera. When she learns he was in actual fact a crooked cop, she tries to proper his wrongs. Crossing paths with Antoine (Marmaï), a sufferer of Santi, units off a sequence of untamed occasions.

 

Tschick [aka Goodbye Berlin]

Tuesday 13 April, 9:30pm

M
Germany, 2016
Language: German
Director: Fatih Akin
Starring: Anand Batbileg, Tristan Göbel, Nicole Mercedes Müller, Uwe Bohm
What’s it about?
Mike (Göbel) is a loner: no associates, no hobbies, no girlfriend. That’s till he meets Tschick (Batbileg), who’s new in class, seems to be like he is been in lots of fights and tends to be drunk. Originally of the summer season break, Tschick exhibits up at Mike’s door with a stolen automobile and collectively they begin the journey of their lifetime: no mother and father, no maps, no plan – however positively lots of enjoyable. From Fatih Akin, writer-director of the hit comedy Soul Kitchen (however higher identified for hard-hitting dramas Head-OnThe Fringe of Heaven and Within the Fade.)

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

Cyrano, My Love

Wednesday 14 April, 9:30pm

M
Belgium, France, 2019
Language: French, Russian
Director: Alexis Michalik
Starring: Thomas Solivérès, Olivier Connoisseur, Mathilde Seigner, Tom Leeb
What’s it about?
Paris, France, December 1897. The younger playwright Edmond Rostand (Solivérès) seems like a failure. Inspiration has deserted him. Married and father of two kids, determined and penniless, he persuades the nice actor Fixed Coquelin (Connoisseur) to carry out the primary position in his new play. However there’s a drawback: Coquelin needs to premiere it at Christmas and Edmond has not written a single phrase.

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Seven Psychopaths

Thursday 15 April, 9:30pm

MA15+
UK, USA, 2012
Language: English
Director: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Abbie Cornish, Sam Rockwell
What’s it about?
Boozy author Marty (Farrell) is a person searching for a screenplay. He has a catchy title however no story to go together with it. Marty has a few oddball buddies, Hans (Walken) and Billy (Rockwell), who make a dwelling by kidnapping wealthy individuals’s canines, then returning them and gathering the reward. Nevertheless this time, the fur flies when Hans and Billy kidnap the beloved pooch of a gangster (Harrelson), and Marty makes use of the following occasions as fodder for his screenplay. A sometimes darkish and acerbic comedy from Martin McDonagh, writer-director of In Bruges and Three Billboards Outdoors Ebbing Missouri.

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Within the Loop

Friday 16 April, 9:30pm

MA15+, CC
UK, 2009
Language: English
Director: Armando Iannucci
Starring: Tom Hollander, Peter Capaldi, James Gandolfini, Gina Mckee, Anna Chlumsky
What’s it about?
Within the lead as much as sanctioning American and British navy motion within the Center East, a gaffe by a minor British authorities minister (Hollander) offers hope to anti-war supporters. The politician and a staffer are despatched to Washington to appease Britain’s ally, however they quickly grow to be pawns within the backroom dealings which might be seemingly at odds with the truth of what’s about to happen. Based mostly on the caustically satirical BBC sequence “The Thick Of It” (additionally starring Capaldi as the enduring Malcolm Tucker), this spin-off movie was a 2010 Oscar nominee for Finest Unique Screenplay.

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The ABCs of Love

Monday 19 April, 9:35pm

M
France, 2020
Language: French
Director: Noémie Saglio
Starring: Vincent Dedienne, Camélia Jordana, Samir Guesmi, Alix Poisson
What’s it about?
Vincent (Dedienne), in his thirties with out kids, infiltrates a tribe with mysterious codes and language: the PTA. Discovering himself at parent-teacher conferences, faculty journeys and the top of yr truthful is sort of a feat for him.

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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

Tuesday 20 April, 9:30pm

M
Belgium, 2018
Language: English
Director: Ken Scott
Starring: Dhanush, Berenice Bejo, Erin Moriarty, Barkhad Abdi, Gérard Jugnot
What’s it about?
This adventurous comedy-drama tells the story of Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod (Dhanush), a fakir who tips his native village in Rajasthan, India into believing his possesses particular powers and into paying him to fly to Paris to purchase a mattress of nails from an Ikea retailer.

 

The Loss of life of Stalin

Wednesday 21 April, 9:30pm

MA15+, CC, AD
UK, 2017
Language: English
Director: Armando Iannucci
Starring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Pal, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Jeffrey Tambor, Adrian McLoughlin
What’s it about?
When tyrannical dictator Josef Stalin (McLoughlin) dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies sq. off in a frantic energy wrestle to grow to be the subsequent Soviet chief. Among the many contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Buscemi) and Lavrenti Beria (Beale), the sadistic secret police chief. From Armando Iannucci, creator of The Thick of It, Within the Loop and Veep.

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Fortunate Grandma

Thursday 22 April, 9:30pm

M
USA, 2020
Language: , Chinese language, English
Director: Sasie Sealy
Starring: Tsai Chin, Hisao-Yuan Ha, Michael Tow, Emma Hong, Yan Xi, Lyman Chen
What’s it about?
Set in New York Metropolis’s Chinatown, an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese language grandma goes all in on the on line casino, touchdown herself on the flawed aspect of luck – and in the course of a gang warfare. Reviewing for The Hollywood Reporter, Harry Windsor famous that “the movie options hardly any spoken English in any respect, and really amusingly captures a airtight immigrant tradition by which no one a lot as considers calling the police.”

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Thriller Males

Friday 23 April, 9:30pm

PG
USA, 1999
Language: English
Director: Kinka Usher
Starring: Ben Stiller, Geoffrey Rush, William H. Macy, Janeane Garofalo, Greg Kinnear
What’s it about?
When Captain Superb (Greg Kinnear), the outstanding superhero of a significant superhero metropolis, is captured by his nemesis, Casanova Frankenstein (Rush), it is up to a clumsy group of amateurs to avoid wasting the world. Imaginative and witty, director Kinka Usher delivers a side-splitting and subversive tackle the superhero style.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand



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