SBS World Movies Highlights: December 27 – January 2 | Film news

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  • Audio Description (AD) available for Strangerland, The Rehearsal, Burning Man, Esio Trot and Donnie Darko
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Strangerland, Burning Man, Esio Trot, Booksmart, Donnie Darko and Room in Rome

MONDAY, DECEMBER 27

T-34
8:40 p.m.

M
Russia, 2018
Kind: War, Action, Drama, History
Language: german, russian
Director: Alexey Sidorov
With : Alexander Petrov, Victor Dobronravov, Irina Starshenbaum, Vinzenz Kiefer
What is it about?
A group of Russian soldiers led by Tank Commander Nikolay Ivushkin (Petrov) is captured by German forces marching on Moscow during World War II. To save his team and his country, Ivushkin launches an evacuation plan with the help of Russian translator Anya (Starshenbaum) and a legendary Soviet T-34 tank.

The infinite man
10:45 p.m.

MA15 +
Australia, 2014
Kind: The comedy
Language: English
Director: Hugh sullivan
With : Josh McConville, Hannah Marshall, Alex Dimitriades
What is it about?
A young inventor (McConville) obsessively tries to craft the perfect romantic weekend and record every happy moment between him and his girlfriend, Lana (Marshall). When her idea is thwarted by the unexpected arrival of her partner’s aggressive ex-boyfriend (Dimitriades), the tech wizard invents a time travel device to return to the exact moment the incident happened to prevent it from happening. As a result, the three characters are trapped in an infinite metaphysical time loop.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 28

Foreigner
8:45 p.m.

MA15 +, AD, CC
Australia, 2015
Kind: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Kim Farrant
With : Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Joseph Fiennes
What is it about?
Newly arrived in the isolated Australian desert town of Nathgari, Catherine (Kidman) and Matt Parker (Fiennes) try to adjust, when their two teenagers, Lily and Tom disappear into the desert, just as a huge dust storm is about to strike. Rumors begin to circulate about what could have happened to the children and, with the temperatures rising and the chances of survival falling with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink.

Broadcast after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Repetition
10:50 p.m.

MA15 +, DA
New Zealand, 2016
Kind: Drama
Language: English
Director: Alison maclean
With : James Rolleston, Kerry Fox, Ella Edward, Alice Englert, Kieran Charnock
What is it about?
First-year drama student Stanley (Rolleston) wants to impress his charismatic drama teacher, and when he finds out about a sex scandal in his girlfriend’s family, he’s tempted to use it as material for the show. end-of-year drama – the result is a moral minefield. Based on the novel by Eleanor Catten (The Luminaries) and directed by Alison McLean (Son of jesus, To crush).

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29

Burning man
8:35 p.m.

MA15 +, AD, CC
United Kingdom, Australia, 2011
Kind: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jonathan teplitzky
With : Matthew Goode, Rachel Griffiths, Essie Davis, Anthony Hayes
What is it about?
The reckless, sexy, funny, moving and ultimately life-giving story of Tom, a British chef in a Sydney restaurant, who seems to have decided that there are no more rules he has to obey. Whatever Tom does, his actions seem to be tolerated by those around him. As Tom descends into darkness, fragments of a different story begin to emerge. All the women in her world are trying in their own way in very different ways to help her rebuild.

Downstream
10:40 p.m.

MA15 +
Australia, 2015
Kind: Mystery
Language: English
Director: Grant Scicluna
With : Robert Taylor, Kerry Fox, Tom Green, Reef Ireland, Charles Grounds
What is it about?
James (Ireland) is serving a sentence in juvenile detention for a crime he does not remember: the murder of a ten year old boy. When released, he embarks on a dangerous quest for answers and searches for the missing body in the hopes that it will provide a solution to the grieving mother.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30

The dark ages
8:50 p.m.

MA15 +
United States, 2009
Kind: Thriller, Crime
Language: English
Director: Martin campbell
With : Mel Gibson, Danny Huston, Ray Winstone, Bojana Novakovic
What is it about?
After his daughter is shot in front of him, a Boston homicide detective (Gibson) slowly realizes that she was the target, not him, leading her to investigate the nuclear research facility where she even worked as a that shadow security guards, both state and private, try to find out what he might discover. Based on the acclaimed 1985 BBC miniseries of the same name.

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Neerja
10:55 p.m.

MA15 +
India, 2016
Kind: Drama, Thriller
Language: Hindi
Director: Ram madhvani
With : Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Ravjiani, Yogendra Tiku, Jim Sarbh, Abrar Zahoor
What is it about?
Neerja is a life portrait of the brave Neerja Bhanot (Kapoor), who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on Pan Am Flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
6:50 p.m.

PG, AD, CC
United Kingdom, 2015
Kind: Romance, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Cherbhla Walsh
With : James Corden, Dustin Hoffman, Judi Dench, Salo Gardner, Lara Rossi
What is it about?
The retired single Mr. Hoppy is hopelessly in love with his neighbor Mrs. Silver, but she is only interested in his pet turtle Alfie, until Mr. Hoppy hatches a daring plan to earn her love.

Booksmart
8:30 p.m.

MA15 +, CC
United States, 2019
Kind: The comedy
Language: English
Director: Olivia wilde
With : Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever, Jessica Williams, Billie Lourd, Diana Silvers
What is it about?
Two teenage academic superstars (Dever, Feldstein) realize, on the eve of high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls made it their mission to muster four years of fun into one night.

Port
22:25

MA15 +
United States, Portugal, 2017
Kind: Romance, Drama
Language: English French
Director: Gabe Klinger
With : Lucie Lucas, Anton Yelchin, Paulo Calatré, Françoise Lebrun, Chantal Akerman
What is it about?
Jake (Yelchin) and Mati (Lucas) are two strangers from the city of Porto, in northern Portugal, who have already had a brief connection. A mystery remains about the moments they shared, and by searching through the memories, they relive the depths of a night without being inhibited by the consequences of time.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand

SATURDAY JANUARY 1

Strings
6:50 p.m.

PG
Denmark, United Kingdom, 2004
Kind: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: Anders Rønnow Klarlund
With : James McAvoy, Catherine McCormack, Julian Glover, Derek Jacobi, Ian Hart
What is it about?
Strings is a mythological story about a king’s son, Hal Tara, who goes on a journey to avenge his father’s death. To his surprise, he discovers the truth of his own people – and where he least expects it – he finds true love.

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David Brent: Life on the Road
8:30 p.m.

MA15 +
United Kingdom, 2016
Kind: Comedy, Music
Language: English
Director: Ricky gervais
With : Ricky Gervais, Ben Bailey-Smith, Rebecca Gethings, Jo Hartley, Andrew Brooke
What is it about?
Twelve years after the broadcast of the successful BBC series ‘The Office’, David Brent (Gervais) is working as a street clerk. However, he didn’t give up on his dream of becoming a rock star. Bringing together a group of studio musicians who are there only for the money and a talented rapper in a bid to gain some street cred, Brent embarks on a self-funded tour – a last ditch effort to find fame and glory. fortune.

Donnie Darko
10:20 p.m.

M, AD, CC
United States, 2001
Kind: Drama, Science-Fiction, Cult
Language: English
Director: Richard kelly
With : Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze
What is it about?
In the 1988 presidential election, a teenage boy named Donnie Darko (Gyllenhaal) sleepwalks out of his house one night and sees a giant demonic-looking bunny named Frank, who tells him the world will end in 28 days, six hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. He returns home the next morning to find that a jet engine has crashed in his room. As he tries to figure out why he survived and tries to deal with the people of his town, Frank continues to appear in Donnie’s mind, leading him to commit acts of vandalism.

SUNDAY JANUARY 2

Orlando
6:50 p.m.

PG
United Kingdom, 1992
Kind: Drama
Language: English
Director: Sally Potter
With : Billy Zane, Tilda Swinton, Quentin Crisp, John Bott
What is it about?
Tilda Swinton plays the hero of Virginia Woolf, the noble Orlando who is commanded by Queen Elizabeth to stay young forever. Orlando experiences four centuries of sexual politics, first through a man’s eyes, until one day Orlando wakes up as a woman, struggling to retain her property and status. From famous director Sally Potter (Yes, The Tango lesson).

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ORIGINAL FILM REVIEW

Stan and Ollie
8:30 p.m.

PG
United Kingdom, United States, 2018
Kind: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jon S. Baird
With : Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda, Danny Huston
What is it about?
With their golden years long behind them, comedy duo Stan Laurel (Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (Reilly) are embarking on a variety show tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a busy schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille and Ida – a formidable double act in its own right – the couple’s love to perform, as well as for each other, continues. as they secure their place in hearts. of their adored audience

Room in Rome
10:20 p.m.

MA15 +, CC
Spain, 2010
Kind: Drama, Romance
Language: Italian, Russian, Spanish
Director: Julio Medem
With : Elena Anaya, Natasha Yarovenko, Enrico Lo Verso
What is it about?
When Alba (Anaya, The skin i live in) seduces Natasha (Yarovenko) in a bar, the two women agree to limit their passionate affair to a one-night stand. However, as they slowly begin to reveal themselves to each other, their longing collides with deeper emotions that open the door to what evolves into a poignant character study. Directed by Julio Medem (Sex and Lucie, Arctic Circle Lovers) and nominated for four Spanish Goya Awards in 2011.

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