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SBS World Movies Highlights January 31 – February 6 | Cinema News

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  • Audio description (AD) available for The Meddler, Mulholland Falls and coffee company
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Labor Day, The lunch box and chinese astrology

MONDAY, JANUARY 31

The Speaker
7:35 p.m.

CRAZY
United States, 2016
Kind: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Lorene Scafaria
With : Rose Byrne, Susan Sarandon, JK Simmons
What is it about?
An aging widow (Sarandon) from New York follows her daughter (Byrne) to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after the death of her husband. Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Song language
9:30 p.m.

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

TUESDAY 1 FEBRUARY

the grand master
7:30 p.m.

M
Hong Kong, 2013
Kind: Action, Drama
Language: Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese
Director: Wong Kar Wai
With : Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang, Jin Zhang
What is it about?
Ip Man’s (Tony Leung) peaceful life in Foshan changes when Gong Yutian (Qingxiang Wang) seeks an heir for his family in southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er (Ziyi Zhang) who challenges him to regain his family’s honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moved to Hong Kong and struggled to support his family. In the meantime, Gong Er chooses the path of revenge after his father is killed by Ma San (Jin Zhang). From legendary director Wong Kar-Wai (love mood, 2046).

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Reign of the Assassins
9:30 p.m.

MA15+
Taiwan, 2010
Kind: action
Language: Mandarin
Director: Chao Bin Su
With : Michelle Yeoh, Jung Woo-sung, Wang Xue-Qi, Barbie Hsu, Shawn Yu Man-Lok
What is it about?
In ancient China, Drizzle (Yeoh) is the deadliest and most ruthless assassin. After a life of theft and murder, she seeks redemption. She starts a new life in the capital, but her old gang is on her trail.

WEDNESDAY 2 FEBRUARY

Mulholland Falls
7:30 p.m.

CRAZY
United States, 1996
Kind: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Language: English
Director: Lee Tamahori
With : Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Treat Williams, Jennifer Connelly, Daniel Baldwin, Andrew McCarthy, John Malkovich, Kyle Chandler
What is it about?
Follows the adventures of a special anti-gangster police squad in 1940s Los Angeles, the infamous “Hat Squad”. All four members of this team are big, tough, no-nonsense cops who don’t hesitate to break the law, if it suits their goals. When a local woman is murdered, their investigation reveals that she had been romantically involved with several prominent men and had her affairs secretly filmed. Directed by Lee Tamahori (Once upon a time there were warriors).

Burning
9:30 p.m.

M
South Korea, 2018
Kind: Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Language: English, Korean
Director: Lee Chang Dong
With : Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, Jun Jong-seo, Kim Soo-kyung, Choi Seung-ho
What is it about?
Delivery man Jongsu (Yoo) is at work when he meets Haemi (Jun), a girl who once lived in his neighborhood. She asks if he would take care of her cat while she is traveling in Africa. Upon her return, she introduces Jongsu to an enigmatic young man named Ben (Yeun), whom she met on her trip. One day, Ben tells Jongsu about his most unusual hobby… Based on a short story by Haruki Murakami and directed by Lee Chang-Dong (Oasis, secret sun).

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 3

coffee company
7:40 p.m.

CRAZY
United States, 2016
Kind: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Language: English
Director: Woody Allen
With : Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Steve Carell, Parker Posey, Corey Stoll
What is it about?
Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen’s bittersweet romance follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Eisenberg), to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept away into the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Allen’s film evokes a 1930s world that has come to tell a deeply romantic story of dreams that never die.

the bravest
9:30 p.m.

MA15+
China, 2019
Kind: Drama
Language: Mandarin
Director: Tony Chan
With : Huang Xiaoming, Du Jiang, Tan Zhuo, Yang Zi, Oho Ou, Jason Koo, Hou Yong
What is it about?
When the Bingang Oil Depot pipeline in the city’s harbor explodes, a disgraced fire captain must put aside his grievances and team up with his former underling in order to save the city.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 4

Labor Day
7:35 p.m.

M, AD, CC
United States, 2013
Kind: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jason Reitman
With : Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire
What is it about?
Depressed single mother Adele (Winslet) and her son Henry give a hurt and fearsome man (Brolin) a ride. As the police search the city for the escaped convict, mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Shadow
9:35 p.m.

MA15+
China, 2018
Kind: Action, Drama
Language: Chinese
Director: Zhang Yimou
With : Deng Chao, Sun Li, Ryan Zheng Kai, Wang Qian-Yuan, Wang Jingchun, Hu Jun
What is it about?
In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a shadow, a doppelganger who can deceive both his enemies and the king himself. Now he must use this weapon in a complex plan that will lead his people to victory in a war the king does not want.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 5

In search of Altamira
6:50 p.m.

PG
United Kingdom, 2016
Kind: Drama, History
Language: English
Director: Hugues Hudson
With : Antonio Banderas, Golshifteh Farahani, Rupert Everett, Pierre Niney
What is it about?
In 1879, a Spanish archaeologist (Banderas) and his eight-year-old daughter caused worldwide controversy when they discovered 10,000-year-old cave paintings. The discovery will put the family at odds with the religious and scientific leaders of the time. Directed by Hugh Hudson (chariots of fire).

Drunken Master
8:30 p.m.

M
China, 1978
Kind: Comedy, Action
Language: Mandarin, Cantonese
Director: Woo Ping Yuen
With : Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jung-Lee Hwang
What is it about?
Wong Fei-Hong’s (Chan) father tried to teach him kung fu, but found him too disobedient to teach. He sends him to his uncle, a cruel and torturing 8-Drunken Genii kung fu master. After much suffering, the son returns to save the father from an assassin who has already humiliated Naughty Panther.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

The young master
10:35 p.m.

M
Hong Kong, 1980
Kind: Action, Comedy
Language: Cantonese
Director: Jackie Chan
With : Jackie Chan, Pai Wei, Yuen Biao, Sek Kin, Lily Li Li-Li, Hwang In-Shik
What is it about?
Dragon (Chan), the younger of two orphans raised by a strict master, tries to save the eldest orphan, Tiger (Pai Wei), from being arrested by the county sheriff. As he attempts to capture the head thief, he continually clashes with the sheriff and his two children. He manages to clear his own name and save Tiger’s life by capturing the prisoner that Tiger innocently freed.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

SUNDAY 6 FEBRUARY

The lunch box
6:30 p.m.

PG, CC
India, 2013
Kind: Drama, Romance
Language: English, Hindi
Director: Ritesh Batra
With : Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
What is it about?
Lonely housewife Ila (Kaur) decides to try to spice up her stale marriage by cooking a special lunch for her neglectful husband. Unfortunately, childbirth ends up in the hands of Saajan (Khan), an irritable widower. Curious about her husband’s response, Ila adds a note to the next day’s lunch box, and thus begins an unusual friendship in which Saajan and Ila can talk about their joys and sorrows without ever meeting in person.

Wheels on Meals
8:30 p.m.

M
Hong Kong, 1984
Kind: Action, Comedy
Language: Cantonese
Director: Sammo Hung
With : Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Lola Forner, Sammo Hung, Keith Vitali, Benny Urquidez
What is it about?
Two Chinese friends (Chan, Hung), who operate a food truck in Barcelona, ​​Spain, use their martial arts expertise to help their private detective friend protect pickpocket Sylvia (Forner), who is the target of a ruthless gang .

chinese astrology
10:35 p.m.

M, CC
Hong Kong, 2012
Kind: Adventure, Action
Language: Mandarin, English, French
Director: Jackie Chan
With : Jackie Chan, Shu Qi, Yao Xing-Tong, Zhang Lan-Xin, Liao Fan
What is it about?
Asian Hawk (Chan) leads a team of mercenaries to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals that were ransacked by the French and British armies from the Imperial Summer Palace Beijing in 1860. Assisted by a Chinese and Parisian student, Hawk will stop at nothing to accomplish his mission.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand