SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: August 16 – 22 | Film news

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  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Always Alice, Twelve monkeys, The eagle has landed, Postcards on board, Foreigner
  • Audio Description (AD) available for Always Alice, Twelve monkeys, Postcards on board, Kursk, Hearts are beating hard, Foreigner

MONDAY 16 AUGUST

Armor of god
7:40 p.m.

M
Hong-Kong, 1986
Kind: Comedy, Adventure, Action
Tongue: Cantonese
Director: Jackie chan
With : Jackie Chan, Alan Tam, Rosamund Kwan, Lola Forner
What is it about?
Jackie Chan plays Asian Hawk, an Indiana Jones-style adventurer seeking to make his fortune in exotic antiques. After Hawk finds a mysterious sword in Africa, a group of Satan-worshiping monks kidnap his ex-girlfriend Lorelei, demanding the sword as a ransom along with other pieces of the legendary Armor of God – a magical outfit dating back to the ages. crusades.

Armor of God II (aka Operation Condor)
7:40 p.m.

M
Hong-Kong, 1991
Kind: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Tongue: Cantonese
Director: Jackie chan
With : Jackie Chan, Carol Cheng, Eva Cobo, Shôko Ikeda, Vincent Lyn
What is it about?
Agent Jackie (Chan) is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara Desert. He teams up with three awkward women who are all connected in one way or another. However, a team of mercenaries have ideas about the ownership of the gold. A chase ensues to find out who gets there first.

TUESDAY AUGUST 17TH

Lang song
7:35 p.m.

M
Vietnam, 2018
Kind: Drama
Tongue: Vietnamese
Director: Leon The
With : Isaac, Lien Binh Phat, Vu T. Le Thi, Phuong Minh
What is it about?
In a gloriously filmed setting of the distinctly jaded charm of Saigon in the mid-90s, the lives of two men (Isaac, Lien Binh Phat) intertwine as they are both bound by lore and honor. One to his mafia family, the other to the traveling troupe that performs elaborate classical operas. Yet they have a lot more in common than either of them will admit.

Broadcast after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

City of lost children
9:30 p.m.

M
France, 1995
Kind: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Tongue: French
Director: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
With : Ron Perlman, Judith Vittet, Jean-Claude Dreyfus
What is it about?
With this sequel to the gem of black comedy deli, directors Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie) and Marc Caro transport us to a dark and nightmarish universe where cynical adults aspire to the innocence of childhood. In an abandoned port, a joyless genius has children abducted so that their dreams can be harvested. It’s up to the local circus strongman and an exceptionally mature street kid to save their friends.

WEDNESDAY 18 AUGUST

Kung Fu jungle
7:35 p.m.

M
Hong Kong, China, 2014
Kind: Thriller, Crime, Action
Tongue: Mandarin, Cantonese
Director: Teddy chan
With : Donnie Yen, Baoqiang Wang, Charlie Yeung
What is it about?
A martial arts instructor (Yen) working in a police academy is jailed after accidentally killing a man. But when a vicious killer begins targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in exchange for his freedom.

Broadcast after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Course Lola Course
9:30 p.m.

M
Germany, 1998
Kind: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Tongue: German
Director: Tom tykwer
With : Moritz Bleibtreu, Franka Potente, Ludger Pistor
What is it about?
A woman (Potente) races against the clock to meet her boyfriend (Bleibtreu), who has fallen under the spell of her gangster boss and needs a lot of money, quickly. The film unfolds in three storylines, which demonstrate the repercussions of tiny choices and missed opportunities. The revolutionary feature of Tom Tykwer (Babylon Berlin).

THURSDAY 19 AUGUST

Always Alice
7:35 p.m.

M, AD, CC
United States, 2014
Kind: Drama
Tongue: English
Director: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
With : Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Shane McRae, Alec Baldwin
What is it about?
Fifty-year-old Alice Howland (Moore, whose performance won the 2015 Oscar for Best Actress) leads a seemingly perfect life, with a happy marriage and three grown children, and a successful career as a renowned linguistics teacher. However, that life is turned upside down when she begins to forget words, before receiving a devastating diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. It puts Alice and her family to the test, as she struggles to remain the woman she once was.

Broadcast after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Twelve monkeys
9:30 p.m.

M, AD, CC
United States, 1995
Kind: science fiction
Tongue: English
Director: Terry gilliam
With : Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Jon Seda, Vernon Campbell
What is it about?
Bruce Willis stars in this modern sci-fi classic as an inmate from the future who is sent back in time to stop a deadly virus from decimating the world’s population. Also starring Brad Pitt in an Oscar nominated performance as a patient in a mental hospital, this modern sci-fi classic was directed by Terry Gilliam (Brazil, King fisherman) and is a loose remake of Chris Marker’s historic 1962 short The Pier.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

ORIGINAL FILM REVIEW

FRIDAY 20 AUGUST

The eagle has landed
5:00 p.m.

PG, CC
United Kingdom, 1976
Kind: War, Adventure, Thriller
Tongue: english, german, polish
Director: John sturges
With : Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence
What is it about?
When the Nazi High Command learned at the end of 1943 that Winston Churchill would be spending time on a country estate in Norfolk, he hatched a daring plan to kidnap the Prime Minister and send him to Germany for forced negotiations with Hitler.

Ship’s postcards
9:30 p.m.

M, AD, CC
United States, 1990
Kind: Drama
Tongue: English
Director: Mike Nichols
With : Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Richard Dreyfuss
What is it about?
Upon exiting rehab, Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale (Streep) stays with her mother Doris (MacLaine) on referral, who has herself become a somewhat champion drinker, and so Suzanne struggles to maintain her sobriety and his reason in his company. Adapted from the acclaimed memoir by Carrie Fisher and directed by Mike Nichols (The graduation, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), the film was nominated for two 1991 Oscars, including Best Actress (Streep).

SATURDAY AUGUST 21

The beauty and the Beast
6:25 p.m.

PG
France, 2014
Kind: Romance, Fantastic
Tongue: French
Director: Christophe gans
With : Vincent Cassel, André Dussollier, Eduardo Noriega, Léa Seydoux
What is it about?
In this adaptation of the classic fairy tale, an unexpected romance blossoms after a merchant’s youngest daughter (Seydoux) (Dussollier) offers herself to the mysterious beast (Cassel) to whom her father is indebted.

Kursk
8:30 p.m.

MAD
Belgium, France, Luxembourg, 2018
Kind: War, Drama, Thriller
Tongue: English
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
With : Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, Max von Sydow, Colin Firth
What is it about?
Barents Sea, August 12, 2000. During a Russian naval exercise, and after suffering a serious accident, the K-141 Kursk sank with 118 crew members on board. While the few surviving sailors barely survive, their families demand precise information and a British officer struggles to obtain a permit from the Russian government to attempt a rescue before it is late. But the general incompetence is against all their efforts. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg (The hunt, Another round).

Divine love
10:40 p.m.

MA15 +
Brazil, 2019
Kind: Drama, Science-Fiction
Tongue: Portuguese, International
Director: Gabriel Mascaro
With : Dira Paes, Júlio Machado, Emílio de Mello, Teca Pereira, Mariana Nunes
What is it about?
In 2027 in Brazil, civil servant Joana is mainly dealing with divorce cases. As a member of a branch of evangelical Christians known as the Divino Amor group, she uses her position to provide some kind of physical therapy to couples who wish to separate. Although Joana and her husband Danilo consummate their marriage on a regular basis, neither her constant prayers nor any other method of assistance seems to be able to satisfy their desire for a child.

Broadcast after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

SUNDAY 22 AUGUST

Hearts are beating hard
6:40 p.m.

MAD
United States, 2018
Kind: Drama, Music, Comedy, Family
Tongue: English
Director: Brett Haley
With : Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner, Toni Collette
What is it about?
In Brooklyn’s trendy Red Hook neighborhood, single dad and record store owner Frank (Offerman) is preparing to send his hardworking daughter Sam (Clemons) to college while being forced to shut down his vintage store. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a live father-daughter. After their first song became an internet breakthrough, the two embark on a journey of love, growth and musical discovery.

Broadcast after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Foreigner
8:30 p.m.

MA15 +, AD, CC
Australia, 2015
Kind: Drama, Thriller
Tongue: 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:

Clan
10:35 p.m.

MA15 +
Spain, Argentina, 2015
Kind: Drama, Crime
Tongue: Spanish English
Director: Pablo Trapero
With : Guillermo Francella, Liliana Popovich, Gaston Cocchiarale, Giselle Motta
What is it about?
In Argentina, between 1982 and 1985, the Puccios, a well-established family from San Isidro, a wealthy suburb of Buenos Aires, kidnapped several people and held them hostages for ransom. Winner of the Silver Lion for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival 2015.

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