TV Movie Guide: November 16-22 | Movie News – SBS | Episode Movies

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 wasteland, My survival as an Aboriginal, The Squid and the Whale and Always was, always will be
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for The game, Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition, Beyond the wasteland, The goalkeeper, Don’t tell, Pearl Harbour and Always was, always will be

WEDNESDAY 16 NOVEMBER

The game
10:10 p.m. SBS VICELAND

M, AD, CC
United States, 1997
Genre: thrillers, mysteries
Language: English
Director: David Fincher
With: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Carroll Baker
Why is?
Nicholas Van Orton (Douglas) is a cheerless San Francisco investment banker who receives an unusual birthday present from his estranged younger brother, Conrad (Penn). Nicholas registers the gift with CRS (Consumer Recreation Services), a company that develops elaborate real-world games for each individual participant. Nicholas then falls victim to a series of pranks that quickly become vicious and dangerous. Directed by David Fincher (Se7en, fight club, The social network).

Original 1997 film show review

NOTE: SBS On Demand does not catch up

the lobster
12:30 a.m. SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, Greece, 2015
Genre: Comedy, romance, science fiction
Language: English
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
With: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux, John C. Reilly, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman
Why is?
An unconventional love story set in a dystopian near future where singles are arrested and taken to a spooky hotel where they are obliged to find a suitable partner within 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choice and released into the forest. Written and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (dog tooth, Killing a Sacred Deer, The favourite) and nominated for a 2016 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER

narrow edge
9:30 p.m., NITV (repeat Friday 18 November 12:00 p.m. / Saturday 19 November 20:30 p.m.)

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

FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER

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

PG, AD, CC
Italy, 2022
Genre: documentary
Language: English, Italian
Director: Ernesto Pagano
Why is?
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the revolutionary discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, this documentary offers viewers an amazing opportunity to meet the pharaoh, relive those unique moments and an exclusive chance to see 150 objects from Tutankhamun’s treasures brought there became the largest international exhibition ever dedicated to the Golden Boy.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

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

PG, AD
Australia, 1993
Genre: family, drama
Language: English
Director: John Tatoulis
With: Russell Crowe, Caroline Goodall, Amiel Daemion, Johnny Raaen, Buddy Tyson
Why is?
During a fierce storm in the Victorian Highlands, a mother (Goodall) tells her frightened daughter (Daemion) a fable about a great silver brumby who must find his place among his kind, while a man (Crowe) living in the wilderness finds it is determined to capture and tame the Brumby. Based on the novel of the same name by Elyne Mitchell.

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SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER

Mr. Toilet: The second tallest man in the world
12:00 p.m. SBS VICELAND

PG
United States, 2019
Genre: documentary
Language: English
Director: Lily Zepeda
Why is?
To a stranger, he’s a quirky Singaporean obsessed with toilets, but to those who know him, he’s “Mr. Toilet’, a crusader in global sanitation. As a former entrepreneur, Jack uses humor to champion something no one dares to talk about – poop.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

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

M, AD, CC
Australia, 2022
Genre: documentary
Language: English
Director: Eddie Beyrouthy
With: Roger Ward, Bertrand Cadart, Paul Johnstone, Jared Butler, Alan Finney, Jim “Tank” Dorsey
Why is?
Filmed in Australia, USA, Italy, France, Germany and Japan, Beyond the wasteland follows the fans from around the world who are making extraordinary efforts on behalf of Mad Max. We delve into the world of Mad Max and explore the eccentric world of the fans, their costumes, and their machines as these weird fans find their place in the Mad Max community.

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My survival as an Aboriginal
11:00 p.m., NITV

FURIOUS
Australia, 1979
Genre: documentary
Language: English
Director: essie coffee
Why is?
Essie Coffey, a Murrawarri woman and black activist, depicts the conflicts of life as Aboriginal people under white rule. The first Australian film to be directed by an Indigenous woman.

The goalkeeper
11:15 p.m. SBS

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

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The Squid and the Whale
1:10 a.m. SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD
United States, 2005
Genre: comedy, drama
Language: English
Director: Noah Baumbach
With: Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Laura Linney
Why is?
Writer and director Noah Baumbach (history of marriage) was nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay for this acclaimed film, which captures the inner workings of a family during the crisis of 1986 Brooklyn. Academic and author Bernard (Daniels, in a Golden Globe-nominated performance) and his restless wife Joan (Linney), an aspiring writer, have broken off their marriage. Her two sons, Walt (Eisenberg), 16, and Frank (Kline), 12, deal with her confusing and conflicting feelings.

Don’t tell
1:25 p.m. SBS

M, CC
Australia, 2017
Genre: drama, crime
Language: English
Director: Tori Garrett
With: Sara West, Rachel Griffiths, Jack Thompson, Aden Young
Why is?
The story of a young woman who fought back after being sexually abused at a prestigious private school. The film is based on true events and the 2001 legal case that changed the way Australia handles child abuse claims. This is the story of a survivor, Lyndal (West), and the last such jury trial. The case sparked the revolutionary Blue Card Childcare system.

NOTE: SBS On Demand does not catch up

SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER

save Venice
7:30 p.m. SBS

M
Great Britain, 2020
Genre: documentary
Language: English
Director: Duncan Bulling
Why is?
Venice is one of the most famous cities in the world, whose location promotes its economic prosperity while also making it vulnerable to flooding. Facing the loss of their city to climate change, Venetians are turning to revolutionary engineering, the restoration of the natural environment, and the knowledge of their past. Only with several approaches can they hope to save Venice.

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To the ends of the earth
8:30 p.m., NITV

PG
Canada, 2020
Genre: documentary
Language: English
Director: David Lavallee
Teller: Emma Thompson
Why is?
Follow a group of concerned citizens and experts who are witnessing humanity’s descent into 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, as in the case of Saudi oil. At the bottom of the pyramid are resources such as Utah’s oil shale, whose economic viability is uncertain despite investments worth billions.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Pearl Harbour
9:10 p.m. SBS

M, CC
France, 2021
Genre: documentary
Language: English
Director: David Korn-Brzoza
Why is?
At 7:53 a.m. on December 7, 1941, a Japanese air squadron attacked the American fleet anchored in Pearl Harbor waters. The United States and its defense strategy were struck to the core. The attack was a major turning point. The very next day, the US officially entered the war, ending its policy of isolationism and taking the conflict to a whole new and truly global level. How did Pearl Harbor change the face of WWII and, with it, the world?

Lakota moon
9:55 p.m., NITV

M
United States, 1999
Genre: Drama, western, adventure
Language: English
Director: Christopher Cain
With: Rodney A Grant, Richard Tyson, Barbara Carrera, Zahn McClarnon, Gordon Tootoosis
Why is?
In the 1820s, the Sioux were the largest Native American tribe on the Great Plains of North America, and contact with the outside world was rare. Kills First (Grant), a brave Lakota Sioux destined to become a great leader of the tribe, tells his story through images of important times and lessons for his people.

MONDAY 21 NOVEMBER

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

PG
Australia, 2022
Genre: documentary
Language: English
Director: Chit Chat by Loopin Stab
Why is?
Convict artist Joseph Lycett and his patron Newcastle Commandant Captain James Wallis started an arts revolution that resulted in the preservation of vast amounts of Aboriginal cultural knowledge.

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TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER

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

G, AD, CC
Australia, 1989
Genre: documentary
Language: English
Director: Martha Ansar
Why is?
Documents the 1989 dispute over the development of sacred sites in Perth and offers insight into the vibrant culture and beliefs of urban Aboriginal people in Western Australia.

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