Guide to TV movies: November 16 – 22 | Cinema News

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

  • Audio description (AD) available for The game, Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition, The Silver Brumby, Beyond the desert, My Survival as a Native, The squid and the whale and Always was, always will be
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for The game, Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition, Beyond the desert, The Guardian, Do not tell, Pearl Harbor and Always was, always will be

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16

The game
10:10 p.m. SBS VICELAND

M, AD, CC
United States, 1997
Gender: Thriller, Mystery
Language: English
Director: David Fincher
With : Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Carroll Baker
What is it about?
Nicholas Van Orton (Douglas) is a joyless San Francisco investment banker who receives an unusual birthday present from his younger brother, Conrad (Penn). The gift enrolls Nicholas in CRS (Consumer Recreation Services), a company that designs elaborate real-life games for each specific participant. Nicholas then becomes the victim of a series of pranks that quickly turn malicious and dangerous. Directed by David Fincher (Se7fr, fight club, The social network).

Original review of the 1997 movie show

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Lobster
12:30 a.m. SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United Kingdom, Greece, 2015
Gender: Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
With : Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux, John C. Reilly, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman
What is it about?
An unconventional love story set in a dystopian near future, where bachelors are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel where they are forced to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choice and released into the woods. Written and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (dog tooth, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The favourite) and nominated for the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 2016.

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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17

narrow margin
9:30 p.m., NITV (rebroadcast Friday, November 18, 12:00 p.m. / Saturday, November 19, 8:30 p.m.)

M
United States, 1990
Gender: Thriller, Action
Language: English
Director: Peter Hyam
With : Gene Hackman, Mr. Emmet Walsh, Anne Archer
What is it about?
In this remake of the 1952 thriller of the same name, a resourceful district attorney (Hackman) must bring a living witness back to San Francisco so he can testify at a trial. Carol (Archer) is in the bathroom of his blind date’s hotel room when he is murdered by mobsters for stealing money. Knowing that she is the only witness, Carol flees to a remote Canadian mountain home to hide. She is followed by another man who knows she is a witness and wants her to testify.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18

Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition
7:35 p.m. SBS

LW, AD, CC
Italy, 2022
Gender: Documentary
Language: English, Italian
Director: Ernesto Pagano
What is it about?
On the occasion of the centenary of the revolutionary discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, this documentary offers viewers a wonderful opportunity to meet the pharaoh, relive those unique moments and have the exclusive chance to see how 150 objects from Tutankhamun’s treasures were moved to the largest international exhibition ever devoted to the Golden Boy.

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The Silver Brumby
8:00 p.m., NITV (rebroadcast Saturday, November 19, 10:00 a.m.)

PG, AD
Australia, 1993
Gender: Family, Drama
Language: English
Director: John Tatoulis
With : Russell Crowe, Caroline Goodall, Amiel Daemion, Johnny Raaen, Buddy Tyson
What is it about?
During a violent storm in the Victorian Highlands, a mother (Goodall) tells her frightened daughter (Daemion) a fable about a tall silvery brumby who must find her place among her own, while a man (Crowe), living in the desert, is determined to capture the brumby and tame it. Based on the novel of the same name by Elyne Mitchell.

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19

Mr. Toilet: The World’s No. 2 Man
12:00 p.m. SBS VICELAND

PG
United States, 2019
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Lily Zepeda
What is it about?
To an outsider he’s an eccentric toilet-obsessed Singaporean, but to those who know him he’s ‘Mr Toilet’, a global sanitation crusader. A former entrepreneur, Jack uses humor to campaign for something no one dares to talk about – poo.

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Fans of Mad Max: Beyond the Desert
8:30 p.m. SBS VICELAND

M, AD, CC
Australia, 2022
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Eddie Beiruty
With : Roger Ward, Bertrand Cadart, Paul Johnstone, Jared Butler, Alan Finney, Jim ‘Tank’ Dorsey
What is it about?
Filmed in Australia, USA, Italy, France, Germany and Japan, Beyond the desert follows fans around the world who go to great lengths in the name of Mad Max. Transporting ourselves into the world of Mad Max, we explore the quirky world of fans, their costumes and their machines as these quirky fans find their place within the Mad Max community.

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My Survival as a Native
11:00 p.m., NTV

MAD
Australia, 1979
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Essie Coffey
What is it about?
Essie Coffey, a Murraarri woman and black activist, shows the conflicts of Aboriginal life under white domination. The first Australian film directed by an Indigenous woman.

The Guardian
11:15 p.m. SBS

M, CC
Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, 2019
Gender: Drama, War, History
Language: German English
Director: Marcus H. Rosenmuller
With : David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw, Gary Lewis, Harry Melling, Julian Sands
What is it about?
Inspired by the true story of Bert Trautmann (Kross, from The reader), a German who during World War II was an ardent member of the Hitler Youth and later the Luftwaffe. Then after the war, he played football in England, as a goalkeeper for Manchester City. His presence in the team, which hired him in 1949, aroused protests. Would fans ever accept a former foe as their star player?

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The squid and the whale
1:10 am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD
United States, 2005
Gender: Drama
Language: English
Director: Noah Baumbach
With : Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Laura Linney
What is it about?
Writer and director Noah Baumbach (Marriage story) was nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay of this acclaimed film which captures the inner workings of a family in crisis in 1986 Brooklyn. Academic and author Bernard (Daniels, in a Golden Globe-nominated performance) and his restless wife, Joan (Linney), a rising writer, have called it quits on their marriage. Their two sons, Walt (Eisenberg), 16, and Frank (Kline), 12, grapple with their confusing and conflicted feelings.

Do not tell
1h25, SBS

M, CC
Australia, 2017
Gender: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: Tori Garrett
With : Sara West, Rachel Griffiths, Jack Thompson, Aden Young
What is it about?
The story of a young woman who fought back after being sexually abused at a prestigious private school. The film is based on real events and the 2001 court case that changed the way Australia deals with complaints of child abuse. This is the story of one survivor, Lyndal (West), and the last such jury trial. The case was the catalyst for the revolutionary Blue Card child care system.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20

Save Venice
7:30 p.m. SBS

M
United Kingdom, 2020
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Duncan Bulling
What is it about?
Venice is one of the most iconic cities on the planet, its geographical location driving its economic prosperity while leaving it vulnerable to flooding. Faced with the loss of their city to climate change, Venetians turn to groundbreaking engineering, restoration of the natural environment and knowledge of their past. Only by using multiple approaches can they hope to save Venice.

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To the end of the earth
8:30 p.m., NTV

PG
Canada, 2020
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David Lavallee
Narrator: Emma Thompson
What is it about?
Follows a group of concerned citizens and experts as they bear witness to humanity’s descent further down the “resource pyramid”. At the top of the pyramid, energy is easy to find and cheap, and it requires minimal labor and has the highest return on capital and energy investment, as in the case of Saudi oil. At the bottom of the pyramid are resources such as Utah oil shale, whose economic feasibility, despite billions in investment, remains uncertain.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Pearl Harbor
9:10 p.m. SBS

M, CC
France, 2021
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David Korn-Brzoza
What is it about?
On December 7, 1941 at 7:53 a.m., a Japanese air squadron attacked the American fleet anchored in the waters of Pearl Harbor. The United States and its defensive strategy have been struck in the heart. The attack was a major turning point. The very next day, the United States officially entered the war, putting an end to its policy of isolationism and taking the conflict to a whole new, truly global level. How did Pearl Harbor change the face of the Second World War and, by extension, that of the world?

Moon Lakota
9:55 p.m., NTV

M
United States, 1999
Gender: Drama, Western, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Christopher Cain
With : Rodney A. Grant, Richard Tyson, Barbara Carrera, Zahn McClarnon, Gordon Tootoosis
What is it about?
In the 1820s, on the Great Plains of North America, the Sioux were the most powerful tribe in the Indian nation and contact with the outside world was rare. Kills First (Grant), a brave Lakota Sioux destined to become a great chief of the tribe, tells his story through images of important moments and lessons for his people.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 21

Lycett and Wallis
7:45 p.m., NITV (rebroadcast Tuesday, November 22, 12:40 p.m.)

PG
Australia, 2022
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Chit Chat by Loopin Stab
What is it about?
Convicted artist Joseph Lycett and his patron, Newcastle Commandant Captain James Wallis, launched an artistic revolution that resulted in the preservation of vast amounts of indigenous cultural knowledge.

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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22

Always was, always will be
12:20 p.m. & 11:20 p.m., NTV

G, RA, CC
Australia, 1989
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Martha Ansara
What is it about?
Documents the 1989 dispute over the development of sacred lands in Perth, providing insight into the living culture and beliefs of Western Australia’s urban Aboriginal people.

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