SBS World Films Weekly Highlights 12 – 18 April

Movies Review


THIS WEEK’S MOVIES ON SBS, SBS VICELAND, NITV & SBS On Demand

Closed Captions (CC) out there for Abe, Gone are the Days and Within the Loop
Audio Description (AD) out there for Abe and Gone are the Days
 

 

MONDAY 12 APRIL

The Straight Story
5:55pm

G
USA, 1999
Style: Drama
Language: English
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton
What’s it about?
A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight (Farnsworth, in an Oscar-nominated efficiency) learns at some point that his distant brother Lyle (Stanton) has suffered a stroke and should not get well. Alvin is decided to make issues proper with Lyle whereas he nonetheless can, however his brother lives in Wisconsin, whereas Alvin is caught in Iowa with no automobile and no driver’s license. Then he hits on the concept of creating the journey on his outdated lawnmower, thus starting a picturesque and at occasions deeply non secular odyssey.

Pearl
8:00pm

M
Switzerland, France, 2018
Style: Drama
Language: English, French
Director: Elsa Amiel
Starring: Julia Föry, Arieh Worthalter, Vidal Arzoni, Agata Buzek, Peter Mullan
What’s it about?
72 hours from the ultimate of a world feminine bodybuilding championship. Lea Pearl (Föry) is about to compete for the celebrated title of Miss Heaven. However her previous catches up together with her, when her ex-lover Ben (Worthalter) exhibits up with the 6-year-old son she hardly is aware of.

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The Hassle with You
9:30pm

M
France, 2018
Style: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Crime
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 actually 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.

 

TUESDAY 13 APRIL

The Responsible
7:55pm

M
Denmark, 2018
Style: 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, solutions a name from a panicked lady who claims to have been kidnapped. Confined to the police station and with the telephone as his solely software, Asger races towards time to get assist and discover her.

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Tschick [aka Goodbye Berlin]
9:30pm

M
Germany, 2016
Style: Drama, Comedy
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 pals, no hobbies, no girlfriend. That’s till he meets Tschick (Batbileg), who’s new in class, appears to be like like he is been in lots of fights and tends to be drunk. Initially of the summer time break, Tschick exhibits up at Mike’s door with a stolen automobile and collectively they begin the journey of their lifetime: no dad and mom, no maps, no plan – however undoubtedly lots of enjoyable. From Fatih Akin, writer-director of Head-OnThe Fringe of Heaven and Within the Fade.

NOTE: No streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand

 

WEDNESDAY 14 APRIL

Gone Are the Days
7:35pm

M, AD, CC
USA, 2018
Style: Western
Language: English
Director: Mark Landre Gould
Starring: Lance Henriksen, Tom Berenger, Danny Trejo, Lulu Wilson, Jamie McShane
What’s it about?
The story of infamous outlaw Taylon Flynn (Henriksen), a person hell-bent on exiting this life in a blaze of glory. His plans go awry upon the invention of the sordid life his estranged daughter is pressured to stay. To avoid wasting her, he should summon the inside demons he purged way back, and finds that redemption is a tough highway to journey.

Cyrano, My Love
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 principle function in his new play. However there’s a downside: Coquelin desires to premiere it at Christmas and Edmond has not written a single phrase.

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THURSDAY 15 APRIL

Abe
7:55pm

PG, AD, CC
USA, Brazil, 2020
Style: Drama
Language: English
Director: Fernando Grostein Andrade
Starring: Noah Schnapp, Seu Jorge, Dagmara Dominczyk, Mark Margolis, Tom Mardirosian
What’s it about?
The Israeli-Jewish aspect of his household calls him Avram. The Palestinian-Muslim aspect Ibrahim. His first-generation American agnostic lawyer dad and mom name him Abraham. However the 12-year-old child from Brooklyn who loves meals and cooking prefers simply Abe, and tries to unite his household via his culinary expertise.

Seven Psychopaths
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 associate with it. Marty has a few oddball buddies, Hans (Walken) and Billy (Rockwell), who make a dwelling by kidnapping wealthy folks’s canine, then returning them and accumulating the reward, and Marty makes use of the following occasions of a kidnapping-gone-awry as fodder for his screenplay. A usually darkish and acerbic comedy from Martin McDonagh, writer-director of In Bruges and Three Billboards Exterior Ebbing Missouri.

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FRIDAY 16 APRIL

The Cobbler
7:40pm

M
USA, 2014
Style: Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Tom McCarthy
Starring: Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi, Dustin Hoffman, Ellen Barkin
What’s it about?
Max Simkin (Sandler) repairs footwear in the identical New York store that has been in his household for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of day by day life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that enables him to step into the lives of his clients and see the world in a brand new approach. Typically strolling in one other man’s footwear is the one approach one can uncover who they are surely. From Tom McCarthy, director of Highlight and The Station Agent.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Within the Loop
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 turn out to be pawns within the backroom dealings which can be seemingly at odds with the fact of what’s about to happen. This movie spin-off of the BBC sequence “The Thick Of It” (additionally starring Capaldi as the long-lasting Malcolm Tucker) was a 2010 Oscar nominee for Finest Unique Screenplay.

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SATURDAY 17 APRIL

Loving
6:15pm

PG
USA, 2016
Style: Romance, Drama
Language: English
Director: Jeff Nichols
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Invoice Camp
What’s it about?
The story of Richard (Edgerton) and Mildred Loving (Negga, in an Oscar-nominated efficiency), an interracial couple, whose problem of their anti-miscegenation arrest for his or her marriage in Virginia led to a authorized battle that might finish on the US Supreme Court docket. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud).

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A Stunning Thoughts
8:30pm

M
USA, 2002
Style: Drama, Biography
Language: English
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Paul Bettany
What’s it about?
After distinguishing himself early in his profession, mathematical genius John Forbes Nash, Jr. (Crowe) was enlisted by the US authorities to intercept Soviet communications in the course of the Chilly Struggle. Nonetheless, a prognosis of paranoid schizophrenia plunges him into the depths of despair. Winner of 4 Academy Awards together with Finest Image.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Gali Guleiyan [In the Shadows]
11:00pm

M
UK, India, 2018
Style: Thriller, Drama
Language: Hindi
Director: Dipesh Jain
Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Shahana Goswami, Ranvir Shorey, Neeraj Kabi, Om Singh
What’s it about?
A reclusive Previous Delhi shopkeeper (Bajpayee), spends his time watching folks via hidden cameras. When he overhears a boy being overwhelmed, his seek for the boy results in actuality crumbling round him, as he’s misplaced within the maze of town and his personal thoughts.

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SUNDAY 18 APRIL

Tune of Granite
6:40pm

M
Canada, Eire, 2017
Style: Drama
Language: English, Irish
Director: Pat Collins
Starring: Macdara Ó Fátharta, Mícheál Ó Confhaola, Jaren Cerf, Pól Ó Ceannabháín, Colm Seoighe
What’s it about?
The life story of conventional Irish people singer Joe Heaney (performed by Macdara O’Chonfhlaola in his ’40s and by Mícheál Ó Fátharta in his ’60s), who’s estimated to have recorded in extra of 500 conventional Irish sean nós (‘outdated type’) songs. Heaney moved from Eire to the UK, after which on to New York Metropolis, the place he settled shortly after performing on the Newport Folks Pageant in 1965.

Infernal Affairs III
8:30pm

M
Hong Kong, 2003
Style: Crime, Drama, Motion
Language: Chinese language, Thai,
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
Starring: Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Anthony Wong, Eric Tsang, Kelly Chen
What’s it about?
The third instalment within the Infernal Affairs movie sequence, serving as each a sequel and a semi-prequel to the unique movie, because it intercuts occasions earlier than and after the occasions within the unique, untangling the intricate story of undercover cops, gangsters and corruption. The story traces the psychological disintegration of Lau (Andy Lau), who feels that he has been disadvantaged of an opportunity to turn out to be and trustworthy cop.

Rock’n Roll
10:40pm

M
France, 2017
Style: Comedy, Drama
Language: English, French
Director: Guillaume Canet
Starring: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Gilles Lellouche, Philippe Lefebvre
What’s it about?
A meta-comedy, written and directed by Guillaume Canet, during which the actor (enjoying himself) is advised by a younger co-star that he is now not ‘rock ‘n roll’ and may’t promote movies anymore. He then tries to show her flawed, with assist from his girlfriend, Marion Cotillard (enjoying herself).



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