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

16 May 2014 - 12:36 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:27 AM

Monday, 19 May

Poetry

12:40am, SBS ONE
M
South Korea
Director: Lee Chang-Dong
Starring: Yoon Jeong-Hee, Ahn Nae-Sung, Lee Da-Wit

What's it about?
A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrols in a poetry class.

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Tuesday, 20 May

Ichi

11:15pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Japan
Director: Fumihiko Sori
Starring: Haruka Ayase, Takao Osawa, Shido Nakamura

What's it about?
Ichi is not all that she seems. On the surface, she's a homeless blind woman who roams the streets with her Japanese guitar. On the inside, however, she's a deadly warrior with lethal sword skills. On witnessing her talents, a hapless samurai enlists her help to defeat and banish a local warlord who has taken over the nearby village.


Wednesday, 21 May

Wu Xia

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Hong Kong
Director: Peter Chan
Starring: Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wei Tang
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
A sinful martial arts expert wants to start a new tranquil life, only to be hunted by a determined detective and his former master.

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[Rec] 2

10:35pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Spain
Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Starring: Jonathan D. Mellor, Manuela Velasco, Óscar Zafra
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
A group of teenagers break into a quarantined zone that has been besieged with demon-possessed zombies. The teenagers film the subsequent blood bath with camcorders, Blair Witch-style. Meanwhile, a trigger-happy SWAT team shoots anything that moves.

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Thursday, 22 May

Dogtown and Z-Boys

9:25pm, SBS 2
M
USA
Director: Stacy Peralta
Starring: Tony Hawk, Tony Alva, Jay Adams

What's it about?
Using a mix of film the Zephyr skateboard team shot in the 1970s by Craig Stecyk and more recent interviews, this documentary tells the story of a roup of teenage surfers and skateboarders and their influence on the history of skateboarding and surfing culture. Narrated by Sean Penn.

The Triad Zone

1:45am, SBS 2
M
Hong Kong
Director: Wong Ching Po
Starring: Andy Lau, Jackie Cheung, Shawn Yue

What's it about?
Two blood brothers in the triad community find that personality clashes and questions of loyalty sour their relationship. Leftie is hot-headed and ruthless, while Mr Hung, the gang leader, is calculating and less bloodthirsty.


Friday, 23 May

Diary of a Nymphomaniac

9:20pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Spain
Director: Christian Molina
Starring: Belén Fabra, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Llum Barrera

What's it about?
A chronicle of a promiscuous young French woman who finds herself at a crossroads in life, where the only way to quell her gnawing sex addiction is to enter the seedy world of prostitution.

Kurt Wallander: The Witness

1:30am, SBS ONE
M
Sweden
Director: Kathrine Windfeld
Starring: Krister Henriksson, Lena Endre, Sverrir Gudnason
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
A young girl goes missing somewhere in Ystad. It is obvious that she has seen something terrible and that someone wants her silenced. At the same time, a trial of human traffickers begins, and both Wallander and prosecutor Katarina Ahlsell receive death threats, forcing them to reassess their jobs as well as their own relationship.


Saturday, 24 May

A Dangerous Method

8:30pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
UK
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightly, Viggo Mortensen
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient this psychological film. Jung's weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud, but soon both men fall under Sabina's spell.

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Trivial Matters

1:15am, SBS 2
M
Hong Kong
Director: Edmond Pang Ho-Cheung
Starring: Chan Fai-hung, Kristal Tin, Jan Lamb

What's it about?
A collection of seven fun and quirky vignettes that reveals society's tendency to place importance on the trivial matters in life. The vignettes are largely about love or life in Hong Kong, many revolving around hapless men and their continual failures in understanding their women. Some are sad, others sarcastic, all are completely trivial.

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Sunday, 25 May

Maria Full of Grace

10:30pm, SBS 2
M
Colombia
Director: Joshua Marston
Starring: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Yenny Paola Vega, Guilied Lopez

What's it about?
Seventeen-year-old Maria lives with three generations of her family in a cramped house in rural Colombia. The offer of a lucrative job, becoming a drug ‘mule’, changes the course of her life, as Maria is transported into the risky and ruthless world of international drug trafficking.

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Miffo

12:50am, SBS 2
M
Sweden
Director: Daniel Lind Lagerlof
Starring: Jonas Karlsson, Livia Millhagen, Kajsa Ernst
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
A charming romantic comedy about a naive Protestant priest who believes he can change the world, and the spunky working class girl who changes his heart instead. (Pictured top)