Thursday 1st January

5:45AM

A Lady in Paris

Movies M

A middle-aged Estonian woman dreams of starting a new life in Paris, but her employer turns out to be a cynical, sharp-tongued, old woman, with whom she develops an unexpected friendship.

7:50AM

The Hypnotist

Movies MA

A psychologist is lured back into hypnotism - a practice he’d sworn off - as a means of identifying the killer who attempted to wipe out an entire family, in hopes of saving the killer's final victim before it's too late.

9:50AM

Shortbus

Movies R

A sexually, politically and socially probing comedy-drama from award winning director John Cameron Mitchell, takes us to a Brooklyn sex salon to explore a vast range of hedonistic desires, often with hilarious results.

11:35AM

A Lady in Paris

Movies M

A middle-aged Estonian woman dreams of starting a new life in Paris, but her employer turns out to be a cynical, sharp-tongued, old woman, with whom she develops an unexpected friendship.

1:40PM

Happiness Never Comes Alone

Movies M

Sacha is only interested in one night stands with twenty-somethings and has a phobia of children - until he meets Charlotte, a divorced mother-of-three and ex-wife to one of his employer's powerful clients.

3:30PM

The Hypnotist

Movies MA

A psychologist is lured back into hypnotism - a practice he’d sworn off - as a means of identifying the killer who attempted to wipe out an entire family, in hopes of saving the killer's final victim before it's too late.

5:30PM

Guilty Of Romance

Movies R

Izumi, the wife of a famous novelist, decides to break away from the loveless monotony of her life and takes a job as an nude model. Things quickly progress, and she must hide her new career from her husband.

7:55PM

Little Thirteen

Movies R

This intense portrait of the so-called "Porn Generation" explores three days in the lives of a group of teenagers striving for meaningless and unemotional sex as a compensation for love and security. Stars Muriel Wimmer.

8:30PM

Troll Hunter

Movies M

A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learn there are much more dangerous things going on when they discover a troll hunter. (Norway)

A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learn there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter. (From Norway, in Norwegian) (Film) (Horror) M(H,V)

9:30PM

The Strength Of Water

Movies M

Soon after a mysterious stranger arrives in their isolated town on the rugged coast of New Zealand, 10-year-old twins, Kimi and Melody, are forced apart by a tragic accident. (New Zealand)

Soon after a mysterious stranger arrives in their isolated town on the rugged coast of New Zealand, 10-year-old twins, Kimi and Melody, are forced apart by a tragic accident. Kimi must find the strength to deal with his loss. Nominated for Best Children's Feature Film at the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Directed by Armagan Ballantyne and stars Isaac Barber, Hato Paparoa and Melanie Mayall-Nahi. (From New Zealand) (Drama) (2009) M (V)

9:30PM

Six Acts

Movies MA

Naive teen Gili changes schools and is determined to improve her social status by hooking up with the popular guys. But as she pushes her own limits with every new encounter, the line of consent begins to blur.

10:20PM

Monkey Magic

Movies M

Tang Dynasty monk Tripitaka and his three mischievous disciples journey to a great temple in India in search of magical sutras which will restore peace to the land. (Japan)

Tang Dynasty monk Tripitaka and his three mischievous disciples - Songoku, Sandy and Pigsy - are journeying to a great temple in India in search of magical sutras which will restore peace to the land. En route they encounter a kingdom in distress and decide to save Princess Reimi, the child monarch of the Tiger Kingdom, from evil brother goblins Golden Horn and Silver Horn. Directed by Kensaku Sawada and stars Shingo Katori, Mikako Tabe and Eri Fukatsu. (From Japan, in Japanese) (Action Adventure) (2007) (Rpt) M (V)

11:10PM

Happiness Never Comes Alone

Movies M

Sacha is only interested in one night stands with twenty-somethings and has a phobia of children - until he meets Charlotte, a divorced mother-of-three and ex-wife to one of his employer's powerful clients.

1:00AM

Jodhaa Akbar

Movies M

Set in India in the 16th century, Ashutosh Gowariker's lavish historical drama tells the love story of the great Mughal emperor Akbar and the fiery young Rajput princess, Jodhaa. (India) #SBSfilm

Ashutosh Gowariker's lavish historical drama tells the story of the great Mughal emperor Akbar and the fiery young Rajput princess, Jodhaa. Set in India in the 16th century, this epic romance begins as a marriage of convenience between two cultures for political gain, but then becomes a search for true love. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2008 São Paulo International Film Festival. Stars Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai and Sonu Sood. (From India, in Hindi and Urdu) (Bollywood Musical) (2008) (Rpt) M (V)

1:00AM

The Hypnotist

Movies MA

A psychologist is lured back into hypnotism - a practice he’d sworn off - as a means of identifying the killer who attempted to wipe out an entire family, in hopes of saving the killer's final victim before it's too late.

1:50AM

Don't Think About It

Movies M

A 36 year old musician returns to his family home to get in touch with himself. But instead of being taken care of as expected, he realises it's his family who needs looking after. #SBSMovie

At 36 years old, Stefano Nardini is still a punk rock musician. One day as he is in a fix, he decides to leave Rome and to go back to his family in Rimini with the intention of getting in touch with his inner self. But as soon as he is back in the family house, he realises that he is not the only one to be in trouble. And instead of being taken care of as he expected, he sets about taking care of everyone and everything. (From Italy, in Italian) (Movie) (Comedy) (2007) M(L)

3:00AM

Little Thirteen

Movies R

This intense portrait of the so-called "Porn Generation" explores three days in the lives of a group of teenagers striving for meaningless and unemotional sex as a compensation for love and security. Stars Muriel Wimmer.

4:35AM

Guilty Of Romance

Movies R

Izumi, the wife of a famous novelist, decides to break away from the loveless monotony of her life and takes a job as an nude model. Things quickly progress, and she must hide her new career from her husband.

Friday 2nd January

7:00AM

Happiness Never Comes Alone

Movies M

Sacha is only interested in one night stands with twenty-somethings and has a phobia of children - until he meets Charlotte, a divorced mother-of-three and ex-wife to one of his employer's powerful clients.

8:50AM

Six Acts

Movies MA

Naive teen Gili changes schools and is determined to improve her social status by hooking up with the popular guys. But as she pushes her own limits with every new encounter, the line of consent begins to blur.

10:30AM

Angele And Tony

Movies M

An award-winning feature that follows Angèle, as she returns to her home of Normandy and must face up the son she abandoned. In search of connection she meets Tony, and the two form an unlikely relationship.

This award-winning debut feature from writer/director Alix Delaporte is an intimate drama about two lost souls searching for human connection. When Angèle returns to her home town of Normandy after a two-year absence she is terrified that she will not be able to look the young son she left behind. Through a personal ad she meets Tony, a fisherman who lives with his widowed mother. The two couldn’t make a more unlikely pair, but they soon form a fractured relationship. But will the secret that Angèle harbours threaten their future? (From France, in French) (Movie) (Drama) (2010) M(S,L)

11:55AM

Guilty Of Romance

Movies R

Izumi, the wife of a famous novelist, decides to break away from the loveless monotony of her life and takes a job as an nude model. Things quickly progress, and she must hide her new career from her husband.

2:20PM

Little Thirteen

Movies R

This intense portrait of the so-called "Porn Generation" explores three days in the lives of a group of teenagers striving for meaningless and unemotional sex as a compensation for love and security. Stars Muriel Wimmer.

3:55PM

Six Acts

Movies MA

Naive teen Gili changes schools and is determined to improve her social status by hooking up with the popular guys. But as she pushes her own limits with every new encounter, the line of consent begins to blur.

5:35PM

Babycall

Movies MA

Anna buys a baby monitor and discovers that it receives snippets of transmissions from another apartment using the same device. She soon begins reliving the nightmare she'd recently escaped.

7:15PM

The Thieves

Movies MA

A band of five infamous Korean thieves receive an irresistible offer from Macao Park, a former partner: steal 'Tear of the Sun', a 318-carat diamond worth twenty million dollars, hidden in a Macao casino.

9:30PM

In The Realm Of The Senses

Movies R

The film that outraged censorship boards and was banned for Twenty years. Based on a true story of Geisha Sada Abe, it's the tale of passionate, but ultimately destructive, sexual obsession.

11:15PM

Last Tango In Paris

Movies R

Prepare for the "most controversial film of its era" which was nominated for two Oscars and stars Marlon Brando. This sexy film follows a Parisian woman who embarks on an affair with an older man.

11:30PM

Chaotic Ana

Movies MA

Ana, an artist, finds she can mentally regress more than 1,000 years and experience the lives of women who have met tragic ends throughout history. (Spain)

Ana, an aspiring 18-year-old painter, leaves her hippie life in Ibiza for an artist's commune in Madrid, and later travels to New York. As her journey progresses she is confronted with memories and images of young women meeting violent deaths throughout history. Directed by Julio Medem and stars Manuela Velles, Charlotte Rampling and Nicolas Cazale. (From Spain, in Spanish) (Drama) (2007) (Rpt) MAV (V,L,S,A)

1:25AM

Childish Games

Movies M

When flaky novelist Mario turns up one day at the school where Daniel teaches, the educator is convinced the writer is a spirit from his repressed past, buried deep in his subconscious.

1:35AM

Big Man Japan

Movies M

40-year-old Daisato's job involves receiving electric shocks that transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding giant who is entrusted with defending Japan from a host of bizarre monsters. (Japan)

(Big Man Japan) - A middle-aged eccentric living in a rundown house, Daisato's job involves receiving electric shocks that transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding giant several stories high who is entrusted with defending Japan from a host of bizarre monsters. But while his predecessors were national heroes, he is a pariah among the citizens he protects. A wickedly deadpan spin on the giant Japanese superhero. Directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto and stars Hitoshi Matsumoto, Riki Takeuchi and Ua. (From Japan, in Japanese) (Comedy) (2007) (Rpt) M (L,V)

3:05AM

Angele And Tony

Movies M

An award-winning feature that follows Angèle, as she returns to her home of Normandy and must face up the son she abandoned. In search of connection she meets Tony, and the two form an unlikely relationship.

This award-winning debut feature from writer/director Alix Delaporte is an intimate drama about two lost souls searching for human connection. When Angèle returns to her home town of Normandy after a two-year absence she is terrified that she will not be able to look the young son she left behind. Through a personal ad she meets Tony, a fisherman who lives with his widowed mother. The two couldn’t make a more unlikely pair, but they soon form a fractured relationship. But will the secret that Angèle harbours threaten their future? (From France, in French) (Movie) (Drama) (2010) M(S,L)

3:30AM

Pink

Movies MA

Pink is a shy and emotionally dysfunctional author who just happens to be wildly successful in her chosen field - writing post-modern poetry and reading it live to her adoring fans. (Germany)

Pink is a shy and emotionally dysfunctional author who just happens to be wildly successful in her chosen field - writing post-modern poetry and reading it live to packed houses of her adoring fans. Currently being courted by three different men, Pink suddenly decides to marry one of the three. Directed by Rudolf Thome and stars Hannah Herzsprung, Guntram Brattia and Florian Panzner. (From Germany, in German and English) (Romantic Comedy) (2009) (Rpt) MA (A)

4:30AM

Babycall

Movies MA

Anna buys a baby monitor and discovers that it receives snippets of transmissions from another apartment using the same device. She soon begins reliving the nightmare she'd recently escaped.

Saturday 3rd January

6:10AM

Last Tango In Paris

Movies R

Prepare for the "most controversial film of its era" which was nominated for two Oscars and stars Marlon Brando. This sexy film follows a Parisian woman who embarks on an affair with an older man.

8:20AM

Childish Games

Movies M

When flaky novelist Mario turns up one day at the school where Daniel teaches, the educator is convinced the writer is a spirit from his repressed past, buried deep in his subconscious.

9:55AM

In The Realm Of The Senses

Movies R

The film that outraged censorship boards and was banned for Twenty years. Based on a true story of Geisha Sada Abe, it's the tale of passionate, but ultimately destructive, sexual obsession.

11:40AM

The Thieves

Movies MA

A band of five infamous Korean thieves receive an irresistible offer from Macao Park, a former partner: steal 'Tear of the Sun', a 318-carat diamond worth twenty million dollars, hidden in a Macao casino.

1:55PM

Last Tango In Paris

Movies R

Prepare for the "most controversial film of its era" which was nominated for two Oscars and stars Marlon Brando. This sexy film follows a Parisian woman who embarks on an affair with an older man.

4:05PM

In The Realm Of The Senses

Movies R

The film that outraged censorship boards and was banned for Twenty years. Based on a true story of Geisha Sada Abe, it's the tale of passionate, but ultimately destructive, sexual obsession.

5:50PM

I Corrupt All Cops

Movies M

During a time where corruption and bribery were common in Hong Kong, the Governor establishes the Independent Commission Against Corruption - aiming to clean up the police force.

5:55PM

Ponyo

Movies G

This animated adventure, from acclaimed anime master Hayao Miyazaki, centres on five-year-old Sosuke and his friendship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become human. (Japan) #SBSfilm

This animated adventure, from acclaimed anime master Hayao Miyazaki, centres on five-year-old Sosuke and his friendship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become human. When a powerful magic threatens to destroy the world, the two friends embark on the adventure of a lifetime to save the planet. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2008 Venice Film Festival. Voiced by Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon and Liam Neeson. (From Japan, in English) (Animation) (2008) (Rpt) G CC

7:50PM

Life During Wartime

Movies MA

Allison Janney stars in this story of three sisters, struggling to make sense of their marriages, families and friends. Life During Wartime is controversial director Todd Solondz’s follow-up to his acclaimed film Happiness.

8:30PM

Crash

Movies MA

This Oscar award-winning film for Best Picture uncovers LA residents’ separate lives that collide in interweaving stories of racial tensions. Stars Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon.

Challenging and thought-provoking, Crash takes a provocative look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America. Diving headlong into the diverse melting pot of post 9/11 Los Angeles, this compelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersections of a multi-ethnic cast of characters’ struggles to overcome their fears as they careen in and out of one another’s lives. In the grey area between black and white, victim and aggressor, there are no easy answers. (Movie) (Drama) (From the USA) MA (L, A)

9:30PM

Emmanuelle IV

Movies R

Emmanuelle (Sylvia Kristel) decides to go to Brazil for plastic surgery in order to escape an ex-lover. She emerges as a blonde with a new body, and proceeds to go after the very lover she wanted to avoid in the first place.

10:35PM

In A Better World

Movies MA

Susanne Bier's provocative film follows two Danish families and the unusual and dangerous friendship that develops between them. 2011 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film. (Denmark)

Susanne Bier's provocative film follows two Danish families and the unusual and dangerous friendship that develops between them. Bullied at school, Elias is defended by new student Christian, a boy greatly troubled over his mother's death. The pair quickly bond, but then Christian involves Elias in a dangerous act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences. Winner of the 2011 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Stars Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm and Ulrich Thomsen. (From Denmark, in Danish and English) (Drama) (2010) (Rpt) MA(A,V)

11:05PM

My Awkward Sexual Adventure

Movies R

To win back his ex-girlfriend, a conservative accountant enlists an exotic dancer to help guide him on a quest of sexual experience, leading him into a world of strip clubs, massage parlours, cross-dressing and S&M.

To win back his ex-girlfriend, a conservative accountant enlists the help of an exotic dancer to guide him on a quest of sexual experience, leading him into a world of strip clubs, sensual massage parlours, cross-dressing and S&M. (From Canada) (Movie) (Comedy) M(N,A,S,L)

12:50AM

The Man Who Laughs

Movies PG

When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured. Stars Gerard Depardieu and based on the novel by Victor Hugo.

1:20AM

The Demon Stirs

Movies M

Anne, a woman betrayed by her husband, has to come to terms with it. In fact, she decides to use her story to create a one-woman comedy show. (France) #SBSfilm

Anne is a radio presenter for a comedy show. She is happily married to Julien and has a little boy. When Julien becomes obsessed with his looks and starts coming home late after work, it's obvious he's having an affair. Anne has to come to terms with her disaster, and eventually she decides use her story to create a one-woman comedy show. Directed by Marie-Pascale Osterrieth and stars Michèle Bernier, Simon Abkarian and Mathis Arguillère. (From France, in French) (Comedy) (2005) (Rpt) M (L,S,A) CC

2:25AM

Lasting

Movies MA

An idyllic summer-job holiday in Spain suddenly turns traumatic for a pair of young students who have fallen in love, brutally throwing their lives into chaos. Winner of the Cinematography Award at Sundance.

4:00AM

I Corrupt All Cops

Movies M

During a time where corruption and bribery were common in Hong Kong, the Governor establishes the Independent Commission Against Corruption - aiming to clean up the police force.

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