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SBS World Movies Highlights: 1 – 7 June | Movie News

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

  • Audio Description (AD) available for Gang of New York, scarface, The Fog, Taxi Driver, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse, Finding Graceland, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, The 15:17 to Paris, Stan & Ollie, Jackie, The Lost City of Z and Fanny Lye Deliver’d
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Gang of New York, scarface, Taxi Driver, Stan & Ollie and The Lost City of Z

WEDNESDAY 1 JUNE

My Left Foot
7:35pm

M, AD
Ireland, 1989
language: English
Director: Jim Sheridan
starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Fiona Shaw, Brenda Fricker
What’s it about?
The true-life story of Christy Brown (Day-Lewis, who won the Oscar for Best Actor), who was born paralysed with a severe form of cerebral palsy; his left foot the only appendage over which he had complete control. While doctors write him off as also being mentally disabled, his mother (Fricker) knows better, and teaches him to read and write. He eventually trains himself to use his foot to not only paint, but write, among his works, his autobiography (from which the movie takes its title). Directed by Jim Sheridan (In The Name Of The Father, In America).

David & Margaret review My Left Foot: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ each (The Movie Show, Episode 41, 1989)

Gang of New York
9:30pm

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 2002
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jim Broadbent, Liam Neeson, Cameron Diaz
What’s it about?
As waves of immigrants swell the population of 1860s New York, lawlessness and corruption thrive in Manhattan’s Five Points section. After years of incarceration, young Irish immigrant Amsterdam Vallon (DiCaprio) returns, seeking revenge against the rival gang leader who killed his father, William Cutting aka ‘Bill the Butcher’ (Day-Lewis, in an Oscar-nominated performance). The first collaboration between DiCaprio and Scorsese, who would together go on to make The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

THURSDAY 2 JUNE

firepower
7:35pm

M
UK, 1979
Genre: Action, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Michael Winner
Starring: Sophia Loren, James Coburn, OJ Simpson, Eli Wallach, Anthony Franciosa
What’s it about?
Drug lord Carl Stegner (Touliatos) is wanted by the US government on fraud, bribery and corruption charges. But before Stegner can be indicted, the government’s star witness is murdered. Adele Tasca (Loren), the murdered man’s widow, suggests Stegner’s kidnap to the Justice Department. She recommends Jerry Fanon (Coburn), every former lover and professional bounty hunter, to catch her husband’s killer and bring him back to face justice.

scarface
9:30pm

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 1983
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Language: english, spanish
Director: Brian DePalm
Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia
What’s it about?
After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana (Pacino) stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fuelled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

FRIDAY 3 JUNE

The Fog
7:50pm

M, AD
USA, 1980
Genre: horror
Language: English
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Ty Mitchell, Adrienne Barbeau, Hal Holbrook, Janet Leigh
What’s it about?
Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone (Holbrook) stumbles upon a dark secret about the town’s founding; radio announcer Stevie (Barbeau) witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth (Curtis) discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. Then a mysterious iridescent fog descends upon the village, and more people start to die. From legendary genre director John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live, starman).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Taxi Driver
9:30pm

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 1976
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: Robert DeNiro
Starring: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks
What’s it about?
Travis Bickle (De Niro) is an insomniac ex-marine who works the night shift as a taxi driver in 1970s New York. Chronically lonely and socially inept, he attempts to woo an attractive presidential campaign worker (Shepherd), but his misguided ideas about romance fall flat. Increasingly paranoid, Bickle fancies himself as the decaying city’s saviour, culminating in a political assassination plot and the violent ‘rescue’ of a child prostitute (Foster). A landmark portrait of psychosis from director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse
11:35pm

MA15+, AD
USA, 1991
Genre: documentation
Language: English
Director: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper, Eleanor Coppola
Starring: Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Marlon Brando
What’s it about?
This acclaimed documentary chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola’s war movie masterpiece Apocalypse Now was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems, which nearly destroyed the life and career of the noted director.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

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SATURDAY 4 JUNE

Finding Graceland
6:40pm

PG, AD
USA, 1999
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: David Winkler
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Johnathon Schaech, Bridget Fonda, Gretchen Mol, John Aylward
What’s it about?
On a solo road trip to Memphis, Tennessee, widower Byron Gruman picks up a hitchhiker claiming to be the late Elvis Presley. As Gruman opens up about the loss of his wife in a tragic car accident, his bizarre passenger becomes a surprisingly powerful source of wisdom and comfort.

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
8:30pm

MA15+, AD
USA, 2007
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Sydney Lumet
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei, Michael Shannon
What’s it about?
Broke and in debt, Andy Hanson (Hoffman) is unhappy with his life, as is his wife Gina (Tomei). His younger, less resolute brother Hank (Hawke) is divorced and behind with the child support payments. Andy suggests an outrageous solution: robbing the Hanson family’s suburban jewelery store, owned by their parents (Finney & Rosemary Harris). Directed by Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men and network).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

The 15:17 to Paris
10:40pm

M, AD
USA, 2018
Genre: Thriller, History, Drama
Language: English
Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Ray Corasani, Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Judy Greer, Jenna Fischer
What’s it about?
The real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a highspeed railway ride. In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train No. 9364 bound for Paris – an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

SUNDAY 5 JUNE

Stan & Ollie
6:40pm

PG, AD, CC
UK, USA, 2018
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Jon S. Baird
Starring: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda, Danny Huston
What’s it about?
With their golden era long behind them, comedy duo Stan Laurel (Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (Reilly) embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille and Ida – a formidable double act in their own right – the pair’s love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.

Jackie
8:30pm

MA15+, AD
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: english, spanish
Director: Pablo Larrain
Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt
What’s it about?
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy. Nominated for three Academy Awards in 2017, including Best Actress (Portman) and directed by Pablo Larraín (ema, Neruda and the upcoming Spencerstarring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Young And Beautiful
10:20pm

MA15+
France, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: french
Director: François Ozone
Starring: Marine Vacth, Charlotte Rampling, Nathalie Richard
What’s it about?
Acclaimed director François Ozon (Swimming Pool, In The House) helms this erotic tale of sexual awakening. After losing her virginity, 17-year-old budding beauty Isabelle (Vacht) takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her older gentlemen clients for erotic hotel room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes, while Ozone slyly refrains from offering easy answers.

Young & Beautiful: François Ozon interview (SBS On Demand)

MONDAY 6 JUNE

The Wave
7:30pm

M
Norway, 2015
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Language: Norwegian
Director: Roar Uthaug
Starring: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro
What’s it about?
Although theorised (both in reality and within the film’s fictional world), no one is really ready when a mountain pass above the scenic and narrow Geiranger fjord in Norway collapses and creates a tsunami over 300 feet high. A geologist (Joner) is one of those caught in the middle of it.

The Lost City of Z
9:30pm

M, AD, CC
UK, USA, 2017
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Language: English
Director: James Gray
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Angus Macfadyen
What’s it about?
A true-life drama set in the 1920s, centring on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett (Hunnam), who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilisation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it. Directed by James Gray (two lovers, The Immigrant, Name Astra).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

TUESDAY 7 JUNE

Wheels on Meals
7:30pm

M
Hong Kong, 1984
Genre: Action, Comedy
Language: cantonese
Director: Sammo Hung
Starring: Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Lola Forner, Sammo Hung, Keith Vitali, Benny Urquidez
What’s it about?
Two Chinese friends (Chan, Hung), who operate a food truck in Barcelona, ​​Spain, use their martial arts expertise to help their private investigator friend protect the pickpocket Sylvia (Forner), who’s been targeted by a ruthless gang.

Fanny Lye Deliver’d
9:35pm

MA15+, AD
Germany, UK, 2021
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Thomas Clay
Starring: Maxine Peake, Charles Dance, Freddie Fox, Tanya Reynolds, Zak Adams
What’s it about?
On an isolated English farm in 1657, Fanny (Peake) lives a quiet life with her oppressive husband John (Dance) and their young son. One day their life is rocked with the arrival of young couple Thomas (Fox) and Rebecca (Reynolds) who claim to have been robbed and need a place to stay. But are these strangers really who they say they are?

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