When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS ONE, SBS 2 and On Demand. See below for specific screening details and online availability.
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SBS Movies

22 May 2014 - 5:45 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:27 AM

Monday, 26 May

Secret Sunshine

1:35am, SBS ONE
M
South Korea
Director: Lee Chang-Dong
Starring: Song Kang-ho, Jo Yeong-jin
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
After losing her husband, a woman with a young son moves to a small Korean town called Miryang for a new start. Soon after settling in the town, her boy is kidnapped and murdered. She struggles to find answers to the tragedy. Nominated for the Palme D'or and winner of Best Actress at Cannes, 2007.


Tuesday, 27 May

The Hidden Blade

11:15pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Japan
Director: Yôji Yamada
Starring: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu and Yukiyoshi Ozawa
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Master swordsman Katagari must decide between love and duty as modern Japan begins to threaten the way of the Samurai. The second in Yoji Yamada's trilogy based on Shuhei Fujisawa's stories, following the Oscar-nominated Twilight Samurai.


Wednesday, 28 May

[REC] 3: Genesis

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Spain
Director: Paco Plaza
Starring: Ismael Martínez, Leticia Dolera, Diego Martin
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Koldo and Clara are about to celebrate the happiest day of their lives – their wedding. Everything starts off beautifully, until their guests start to showing signs of a strange illness. Before they realise what’s happening, their dream day turns into a nightmare with their friends and family transformed into blood-thirsty monsters. Amidst the chaos Koldo and Clara become separated, and must both risk their lives to find each other again.

Frostbite

10:00pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Sweden
Director: Anders Banke
Starring: Petra Nielsen, Grete HavnesköId and Emma Aberg.
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
A spoof on vampire movies. In the north of Sweden a group of teenagers hold a party and take tablets which they think are ecstasy, but the tablets are for vampires. The result is chaotic.


Thursday, 29 May

Duplicity

1:55am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Harry Cleven
Starring: Benoît Magimel, Natacha Régnier and Nathan Lacroix
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Matyas is a commercial photographer who shares a happy life with his pregnant wife and son. He spent his childhood in an orphanage from the age of six, but has no recollection of his infancy. One day, he is astonished to discover the existence of a twin brother, Thomas. Deeply moved, Matyas tries to recall his past, but Thomas proves to be enigmatic and threatening.


Friday, 30 May

Hardcore

9:20pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Greece
Director: Dennis Iliadis
Starring: Katerina Tsavalou, Danae Skiadi and Omiros Poulakis
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Leaving behind a hard life with their families, two teenage girls end up in an Athen's brothel, fall in love and support one another against the adversities and violence of the night. Elements of fantasy and humour mix with a story of heartbreak and the loss of innocence.

The Trap

1:30am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Serbia
Director: Srdan Golubovic
Starring: Nebojsa Glogovic, Natasa Ninkovic and Anica Dobra.

What's it about?
An ordinary man considers becoming a killer in order to save the life of his child. Set in modern-day Serbia where affluent new money rubs shoulders with the poor yet hard-working citizens left over from the socialist era, this film explores the extent parents will go to for their children, and how tragedy and desperation can usurp the moral fibres of good people.


Saturday, 31 May

Utopia

8:35pm, SBS ONE
M
Australia
Director: John Pilger
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
This controversial documentary film by acclaimed filmmaker John Pilger draws on his long association with Indigenous Australians. Utopia is Pilger’s investigation into Australia's colonial past and wealthy present. It sets out to break the stereotypes of the first people of Australia. Pilger travels to Darwin, then to Western Australia and to the outback of New South Wales, where he explores the high rate of Indigenous people imprisoned, the low average life expectancy, and the prevalence of preventable diseases and malnutrition among indigenous communities. Utopia is both a personal journey and a universal story of power and resistance, of how modern societies can be divided between those who conform and the dystopian world of those who do not.

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The First Time I Was Twenty

1:00am, SBS 2
PG
France
Director: Lorraine Lévy
Starring: Marilou Berry, Serge Riabouline and Catherine Jacob.
 
What's it about?
In 1960s France, feisty 16-year-old Hannah lives in the Paris suburbs with her garage-mechanic father, doting mother and two pretty sisters. Her ambition is to play double bass in the school's illustrious jazz band.
She passes the audition with flying colours, but her new colleagues, keen to maintain the group's all-male line-up, stop at nothing in their efforts to discourage her.


Sunday, 1 June

The Forgiveness of Blood

10:25pm, SBS 2
PG
Albania
Director: Joshua Marston
Starring: Tristan Halilaj, Sindi Lacej, Refet Abazi
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
The award-winning follow-up feature from Maria, Full of Grace director Joshua Marston follows an unfolding family drama in modern Albania. Nik is an ordinary teenager, more interested in Facebook than his family’s bread business. When his father goes over to settle a dispute with their neighbour, the neighbour ends up murdered and his father is arrested by police. The neighbour’s family seek violent justice under the ancient Albanian 'eye for an eye' law, and Nik and his family become trapped inside their house.

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Zim and Co.

1:00m, SBS 2
MA+15
France
Director: Pierre Jolivet
Starring: Adrien Jolivet, Nathalie Richard and Yannick Nasso
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
The story of a multicultural group of friends living and growing up in the low-income suburbs of Paris. Because of a motorcycle accident, a young man from the poor outskirts of the city must find a steady job in order to avoid being sent to prison, but he finds himself in more trouble trying to do just that.