When it comes to movies, there’s something for everybody on SBS ONE, SBS2 and On Demand. See below for specific screening details and online availability.
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17 Apr 2014 - 2:52 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:27 AM

Monday, 21 April

Silent Wedding

1:10am, SBS ONE
M
Romania
Director: Horatiu Malaele
Starring: Meda Andreea Victor, Alexandru Potocean, Valentin Teodosiu
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
In 1953, the exuberant wedding celebrations of a young couple in a small Romanian village are forced to continue in silence after hearing festivities are to be cancelled to make way for the dutiful mourning of Stalin's death.

 

Tuesday, 22 April

Crows: 0

11:10am, SBS2
MA+15
Japan
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: hun Oguri, Takayuki Yabe, Meisa Kuroki

What’s it about?
The son of a yakuza boss transfers to the toughest school in town in order to prove himself to his father. If he can conquer the school, he will be allowed to succeed his father as the head of his crime syndicate. Based on the epic Hiroshi Takahasi manga, Crows.


Wednesday, 23 April

Little White Lies

11:10am, SBS ONE
MA+15
France
Director: Guillaume Canet
Starring: Marion Cotillard, François Cluzet, Jean Dujardin
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
When charismatic party man Ludo leaves a Paris nightclub one evening, he is involved in a car accident that leaves him comatose in hospital. He’s visited by his group of long-time friends, who decide the crash shouldn’t stop them from embarking on their long-awaited summer vacation. Once the group of families and friends arrive at the holiday house, tensions begin to fray and underlying passions and truths come to the surface.

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Ajami

1:50am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Israel
Directors: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani
Starring: Fouad Habash, Ibrahim Frege and Shahir Kabaha
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
This Cannes award winner and Oscar-nominated film presents life in the impoverished and dangerous neighborhood of Ajami where Jews, Christians and Muslims live and work together on a knife's edge of religious tension.

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Thursday, 24 April

Three Kingdoms

12:55am, SBS2
MA+15
Hong Kong
Director: Daniel Lee
Starring: Andy Lau, Sammo Hung, Maggie Q

What’s it about?
His country torn apart by civil war, Zhao, a common man, heeds the call of duty and rises from the humblest of roots to command an army charged with liberating ancient China from an evil warlord.


Friday, 25 April

The Sex of the Angels

11:35pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Spain
Director: Xavier Villaverde
Starring: Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Álvaro Cervantes, Llorenç González
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
Struggling dancer Bruno is in love with his girlfriend Carla, but when the handsome Rai moves in downstairs from the couple, he and Bruno bond over their love of dance and sparks begin to fly.

Kurt Wallander: The Angel of Death

1:30am, SBS ONE
M
Sweden
Director: Agneta Fagerstrom-Olsson
Starring: Krister Henriksson, Lena Endre, Sverrir Gudnason
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
A choir of young women give an acclaimed guest performance in a country church outside Ystad. But when an 18-year-old member of the choir disappears, Wallander and the Ystad police are brought in to investigate. Initially it seems as if she left of her own free will, but soon evidence emerges that she has been abducted.

Rally Chicks

3:15am, SBS ONE
M
Sweden
Director: Lena Koppel
Starring: Eva Rose, Marie Robertson, Maria Lundqvist
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
Tells the story of two young women who challenge the male dominated world of rally car racing. Set in the1960s in Sweden in a small country town where everyone knows everybody’s business, Ulla and Birgitta get together and decide to take on the boys at rally car racing.


Saturday, 26 April

Kokoda

8:30pm, SBS ONE
M
Australia
Director: Alister Grierson
Starring: Jack Finsterer , Tom Budge , Shane Bourne
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
New Guinea, 1942. Australia is at war with Japan. A small platoon of Australian soldiers from the 39th battalion have been set as a forward patrol far outside the perimeter of Isurava, a village on the Kokoda track. After sustained bombardment and initial attacks from the Japanese, the men are cut off from their supply lines and all communications. Isolated in the jungle behind enemy lines, they must make their way back through the most unforgiving terrain on earth to get to safety and the main body of Australian troops. Allegiances form, strengths and weaknesses emerge, and leadership battles threaten to destroy the group, as the going gets tougher and tougher.

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The Notorious Bettie Page

10:20pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
USA
Director: Mary Harron
Starring: Gretchen Mol, Chris Bauer, Jared Harris

What’s it about?
The story of Bettie Page, uber-successful 1950s pin-up model, one of the first sex icons in America, and the target of a Senate investigation (based on her bondage photos). Beautifully shot in black and white with oversaturated colour recalling many 1950s films.

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Sunday, 27 April

Letters To Father Jacob

1am, SBS ONE
M
Finland
Director: Klaus Haro
Starring: Kaarina Hazard, Jukka Keinonen, Heikki Nousiainen
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
With few options, newly pardoned prisoner Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless. But when the letters stop, the pastor is devastated and Leila finds herself cast in a new role.

Girls on Top 2

1am, SBS2
M
Germany
Director: Peter Gersina
Starring: Diana Arnft, Jasmin Great, Karoline Herfurth

What’s it about?
In the bright, breezy sequel to the hugely popular Girls on Top, they're older, no wiser, and looking to move out of home and find an apartment together. As usual, nothing is quite as it seems, and their new boyfriends may be just too good to be true.