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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SBS Movies

2 May 2014 - 11:31 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:27 AM

Monday, 5 May

Lesbian Vampire Killers

10:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
UK
Director: Phil Claydon
Starring: Paul McGann, James Corden, MyAnna Buring
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
Their women having been enslaved by the local pack of lesbian vampires thanks to an ancient curse, leading the remaining menfolk of a rural town send two hapless young lads out onto the moors as a sacrifice.

The Last Days of Emma Blank

12:35am, SBS ONE
M
Netherlands
Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Starring: Marlies Heuer, Gene Bervoets, Annet Malherbe
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
A black comedy with overtones of the Theatre of the Absurd. When the members of a family, held to domestic servitude by their dying matriarch, discover there is no inheritance, they seek revenge on the bitter woman for all she has put them through.


Tuesday, 6 May

RoboGeisha

10:15pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Japan
Director: Noboru Iguchi
Starring: Aya Kiguchi, Hitomi Hasebe, Saitoh Takumi

What’s it about?
Two beautiful sisters become mechanised killing machines in this offbeat Japanese horror-comedy. Shy Yoshie plays second-fiddle to her big sister Kikue, a popular hostess at the local geisha house. Both women fall under the sway of Hikaru Kageno, heir to a valuable steel company, who has developed an insane but ingenious secret plan to turn geishas into high-tech robotic assassins in a bid to destroy Japan.

No One Knows About Persian Cats

1:10am, SBS ONE
PG
Iran
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
Starring: Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koshanejad, Hamed Behdad
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
Tehran's indie-rock scene is explored through a pair of underground musicians, Negar and Ashkan, who face persecution if they are caught performing their music.

Show Me Love

1:15am, SBS 2
M
Sweden
Director: Lukas Moodysson
Starring: Alexandra Dahlström, Rebecka Liljeberg, Erica Carlson
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
A sensitive and bittersweet coming-of-age tale of growing up in a small town. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin.

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Wednesday, 7 May

Iron Sky

8:30pm, SBS 2
M
Finland/Germany/Australia
Director: Timo Vuorensola
Starring: Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers. Soon, this unstoppable attack fleet will swarm towards Earth, heralding the triumphant return of the Fourth Reich!

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Read review

Dead Snow

10:15pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Norway
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Starring: Jeppe Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, Jenny Skavlan

What’s it about?
Eight medical students on a ski trip to Norway discover that Hitler’s horrors live on when they come face to face with an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies intent on devouring anyone unfortunate enough to wander into the remote mountains where they were once sent to die.

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Beautiful Lies

11:05pm, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Pierre Salvadori
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Nathalie Baye, Sami Bouajila
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
This delightful French comedy stars Audrey Tautou as the well-meaning Emilie, a hair-dresser who begins to use the anonymous love letters she receives from a co-worker to reignite her mother's joie de vivre.

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Read review
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Thursday, 8 May

Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl

11:05pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Japan
Directors: Yoshihiro Nishimura, Naoyuki Tomomatsu
Starring: Yukie Kawamura, Takumi Saitô, Eri Otoguro
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
Transfer student Monami has a secret and a past that has caught up with Mizushima. Deceiving Mizushima into eating a token gift of chocolate, laced with her blood, he is then catapulted into Monami's vampire world of blood, death and love. Jilted girlfriend Keiko has other ideas. With a sudden twist of fate, she is then transformed into the hideous and unforgiving Frankenstein Girl, and the battle for Mizushima's heart begins.

The Bone Man

1:20am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Romania
Director: Wolfgang Murnberger
Starring: Josef Hader, Josef Bierbichler, Birgit Minichmayr
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
Director Wolfgang Murnberger brings another of Wolf Haas' cult novels to the screen in this wicked black thriller. Set in a sleepy Austrian mountain village, ex-detective Simon Brenner has grown weary of his job repossessing cars and embarks on an extended getaway to the countryside. But before long he becomes embroiled in the convoluted world of the locals of a supposedly quiet town.


Friday, 9 May

The Girl Who Played With Fire

9:20pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Romania
Director: Daniel Alfredson
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
In the sequel to award-winning Swedish thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring. However, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.

Cashback

11:35am, SBS ONE
MA+15
UK
Director: Sean Ellis
Starring: Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Shaun Evans

What’s it about?
After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.

Strippers vs. Werewolves

11:40pm, SBS 2
M
Romania
Director: Jonathan Glendening
Starring: Adele Silva, Martin Compston, Billy Murray
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
When werewolf chief Jack Ferris is accidentally killed in a strip club the girls who work there have until the next full moon before his bloodthirsty wolfpack seek murderous retribution.


Saturday, 10 May

A Boyfriend for My Wife

1:10am, SBS 2
M
Argentina
Director: Juan Taratuto
Starring: Adrián Suar, Valeria Bertuccelli, Gabriel Goity
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
Tenso does not know how to face his ill-tempered wife, Tana, to tell her that he wants to separate, so he hires a ladies' man to seduce her. A comedy of errors ensues when Tenso begins to fall back in love with his wife.

Gone with the Woman

2:40am, SBS ONE
M
Norway
Director: Petter Næss
Starring: Trond Fausa Aurvag, Marian Saastad Ottesen, Henrik Mestad
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
A charming exploration of compatibility. This witty and playful romantic comedy uses Amélie type sound, music and colour to create a whimsical tale of love.

 

Sunday, 11 May

Poligamy

10:25pm, SBS 2
M
Hungry
Director: Dénes Orosz
Starring: Sándor Csányi, Kátya Tompos, Béla Mészáros

What’s it about?
Andras, a struggling screenwriter, is head-over-heels in love with his girlfriend Lilla. But one morning he wakes up to discover a totally different woman in his bed – who claims to be Lilla! Week after week a different woman wakes up next to Andras, all claiming to have been his girlfriend for years and to be carrying his child. Are the new ladies are a dream come true, or an inescapable nightmare?

Restless

12:40am, SBS 2
MA+15
Finland
Director: Aku Louhimies
Starring: Mikko Nousiainen, Laura Malmivaara, Petteri Summanen
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What’s it about?
Ari is a young doctor who cannot commit himself to a relationship. It is his policy not to see the same woman twice because he fears that commitment will eventually lead him to causing pain, and he is desperate to avoid that. Everything in Ari's life is fine until he meets Tiina, who falls in love with him.