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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27 May 2014 - 10:34 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:28 AM

Monday, 2 June

The Army of Crime

1:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
France
Director: Robert Guédiguian
Starring: Simon Abkarian, Virginie Ledoyen and Robinson Stévenin

What's it about?
As the German army advances across Europe in 1941, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian leads a rag-tag band of freedom fighters against a powerful enemy. And as their guerrilla attacks become increasingly daring - culminating in the assignation of an SS general - Missak and his freedom fighters come to the attention of the Nazi top brass in Berlin.

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Thomas in Love

1:15am, SBS 2
MA+15
Germany
Director: Pierre-Paul Renders
Starring: Benoit Verhaert, Aylin Yay and Micheline Hardy

What's it about? 
Agoraphobic Thomas hasn’t left his apartment in eight years. He realises that relating to other human beings exclusively through his videophone has its limits. This is especially so when he comes across Eva, a woman serving out her jail sentence by working as a prostitute for the disabled.


Tuesday, 3 June

The Lives of Others

11:00pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Germany
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Starring: Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Muhe

What's it about?
Winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In East Berlin in 1984, an agent of the secret police who is conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover finds himself becoming increasingly drawn into their lives.

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Sword of Desperation

11:10pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Japan
Director: Hideyuki Hirayama
Starring: Kôji Kikkawa, Chizuru Ikewaki, Etsushi Toyokawa
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
When highly respected samurai Kanemi Sanzaemon murders one of his Lord's concubine in cold blood, he is thrown into solitary confinement for twelve months. However, through a series of flashbacks, we learn that there were noble intentions behind Kanemi's murderous act. Nominated for the Grand Prix des Amériques at the 2010 Montréal World Film Festival.

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Wednesday, 4 June

Blind Man

8:30pm, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Xavier Palud
Starring: Raphaëlle Agogué, Lambert Wilson, Jacques Gamblin
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
This intriguing crime thriller follows Captain Lassalle on the hunt for a brutal serial killer. When the mutilated body of one woman is discovered in her house with no sign of break-in, and another is found blown to bits, an investigation is launched before the killer can strike again. Lassalle follows the few leads he can, until he comes across a blind man whose other senses are heightened by his disability.

The Well Digger's Daughter

11:05pm, SBS ONE
PG
France
Director: Daniel Auteuil
Starring: Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Sabine Azéma, Kad Merad, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
In pre-World War II France, a father is torn between his sense of honour and his deep love for his saintly daughter, when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper.

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Or

1:30am, SBS 2
MA+15
Israel
Director: Keren Yedaya
Starring: Ronit Elkabetz, Dana Ivgy
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Or, the teenage daughter of a prostitute, is doing odd jobs to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking. When Or finds Ruthie a good job in housecleaning, she seems excited about the job at first, but it is short-lived. The call of the quick money on the street is too hard for Ruthie to ignore. Winner of the Critics Week Grand Prize at Cannes in 2004.

Lorna's Silence

3:10am, SBS ONE
M
Belgium
Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne
Starring: Jérémie Renier and Fabrizio Rongione

What's it about?
Arta Dobroshi is hypnotic as Lorna in this 2008 Cannes Film Festival winner. Albanian immigrant Lorna falls under the thumb of a gangster when she participates in a sham marriage to a heroin addict in order to gain permanent residency and a job in Belgium. Winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes in 2008.

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Thursday, 5 June

Memories Of Murder

12:45am, SBS 2
MA+15
South Korea
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Starring: Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung and Song Jae-ho

What's it about?
Based on a series of real-life murders, this is a gripping and compelling thriller that broke box office records in South Korea. A small-town cop and a more sophisticated city cop try to track down a serial killer on a murder spree in a small town south of Seoul. Winner of the Asian Film Award at the 2003 Tokyo International Film Festival.


Friday, 6 June

The Blonde with Bare Breasts

9:20pm, SBS 2
MA+15
France
Director: Manuel Pradal
Starring: Paul Schmidt, Steve Le Roi, Vahina Giocante, Nicolas Duvauchelle
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Brothers Julien and Louis are small-time crooks who make a living transporting gravel across Paris on their father's barge. When a dealer in stolen goods proposes they steal 'The Blonde with Bare Breasts', a Manet painting on display at the Musée d'Orsay, they manage the impossible only to have their plans foiled by a mysterious femme fatale.

Just Like Me

11:00pm, SBS ONE
M
Argentina
Director: Diego Kaplan
Starring: Gabriel Chame Buendía, Claudia Fontán, Adrián Suar, Florencia Bertotti
See it now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
A womanising 41-year-old Casanova nicknamed 'The King of the Night' becomes a grandfather overnight when a 23-year-old pregnant daughter he never knew he had tracks him down. The third highest-grossing film at the Latin American box office in 2010.

Go in Peace, Jamil

1:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Denmark
Director: Omar Shargawi
Starring: Dar Salim, Khalid Al-Subeihi and Elias Samir Al-Sobehi
See it now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
An age-old hatred between two feuding religions in the Arabic community in Denmark re-ignites after a revenge killing. Winner of the Grand Prix Award at the Warsaw International Film Festival, 2008.


Saturday, 7 June

Margin Call

8:30pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
USA
Director: J.C. Chandor
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore
See it now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When entry-level analyst Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto) unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster.

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Looking for Eric

10:25pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
UK
Director: Ken Loach
Starring: Gerard Kearns, Stephanie Bishop, Eric Cantona, Steve Evets
 
What's it about?
A comedy about a football fanatic postman named Eric, whose life is descending into crisis when he receives some life coaching from the philosophical former football star, Eric Cantona.

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Sunday, 8 June

Turn Me On, Goddammit

10:25pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Norway
Director: Jannicke Systad Jacobsen
Starring: Helene Bergsholm, Malin Bjørhovde, Henriette Steenstrup
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
One boring town. One teenage girl. One million hormones. 15-year old Alma lives with her best friend in a sleepy village in the mountains of Norway, and is consumed by her out-of-control fantasies. Yearning to escape and battling her hormones, she can’t help but dream about every man she meets. Until she meets Artur one day, and her daydreams turn into a reality.

Lula, The Son Of Brazil

11:30m, SBS ONE
M
Brazil, Argentina
Director: Fábio Barreto, Marcelo Santiago
Starring: Rui Ricardo Diaz, Glória Pires, Juliana Baroni
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
This colourful and deeply moving film is the story of the early years of Brazil’s most beloved President, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. Born into extreme poverty, Lula was guided by a strong mother who was determined to give her children a good life. He grew up to become a full-fledged member of the union who found his way into politics. However an intense personal tragedy involving his wife and unborn child gave him the courage and ambition to become one of Brazil’s most iconic leaders.