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Tuesday 22 November, 10:00pm on SBS World Movies / Streaming after at SBS On Demand

Argentina, 2020
Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Crime
Language: Spanish
Director: Ariel Winograd
Starring: Guillermo Francella, Diego Peretti, Luis Luque, Pablo Rago, Rafael Ferro
What’s it about?
In 2006, a group of thieves performed what is considered one of the most famous and smart bank heists in the history of Argentina. How they robbed the Rio bank is as surprising as what happened afterwards. This is their story – with a screenplay co-written Fernando Araujo, the orchestrator of the real heist.



Wednesday 23 November, 9:30pm on SBS World Movies / Now streaming at SBS On Demand

UK, Luxembourg, 2007
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Michael Radford
Starring: Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Lambert Wilson, Nathaniel Parker, Shaughan Seymour
What’s it about?
London, 1960. Laura Quinn (Moore) is the lone female executive at London Diamond Corporation. She is frustrated as her talents are rarely acknowledged and her less-experienced male co-workers are promoted ahead of her. She is shocked, but intrigued, when the elderly night janitor, Mr Hobbs (Caine), approaches her with a daring but simple plan to steal a handful of diamonds from the vault. Laura agrees to help, but she is soon in over her head. And it is not long before an insurance investigator has his eyes on her. Directed by Michael Radford (1984, Il Postino).


Layer Cake

Thursday 24 November, 9:30pm on SBS World Movies / Streaming after at SBS On Demand

UK, 2004
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Language: English
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Tom Hardy, Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller, Michael Gambon, Sally Hawkins
What’s it about?
An unnamed drug-dealer (Craig) has always had his priorities straight: he wants to quit while he’s ahead. But before he can enjoy the fortune he has made from selling ecstasy and cocaine, he has to oblige his boss Jimmy Price (Cranham) for two last requests. The junkie-daughter of crime lord Eddie Temple (Gambon) has gone missing and Price wants the dealer to find her. The directorial debut of Matthew Vaughn, producer of Guy Ritchie’s Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, and the director of the Kingsman series.



Friday 25 November, 9:30pm on SBS World Movies / Streaming after at SBS On Demand

MA15+, AD
UK, 2000
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, Stephen Graham, Dennis Farina, Benicio Del Toro, Brad Pitt
What’s it about?
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewellers fight amongst themselves to track down a priceless stolen diamond, in writer and director Guy Ritchie’s smash-hit follow-up to 1998’s cult favourite Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels




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