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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8 Jul 2014 - 10:58 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:28 AM

Monday, 14 July

Head Under Water

2:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Germany
Director: Andreas Kleinert
Starring: Frederick Lau, Devid Striesow, August Diehl

What's it about?
Echoing German black comedies of the nineties, this twisted crime thriller follows the investigation into the murder of a local high school bully and the subsequent dramatic and violent events that follow it.

 

Tuesday, 15 July

Jermal

1:30am, SBS ONE
M
Indonesia
Directors: Ravi Bharwani, Rayya Makarim, Utawa Tresno
Starring: Iqbal Manurung, Didi Petet, Yayu Unru
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
After his mother’s death, 12-year-old Jaya is sent to his father, Johar, who works as a supervisor on a jermal (fishing platform). Having never known his son, Johar rejects him, leaving Jaya to take fate into his own hands.

Katalin Varga

2:40am, SBS ONE
M
Romania
Director: Peter Strickland
Starring: Hilda Peter, Tibor Palfy, Norbert Tanko

What's it about?
When Katalin's husband discovers their son was the result of her being raped, she is banished from her remote village and sets out to seek revenge on the two men that abused her ten years earlier. Nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.


Wednesday, 16 July

We Are What We Are

11:00pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Mexico
Director: Jorge Michel Grau
Starring: Francisco Barreiro, Adrián Aguirre, Miriam Balderas

What's it about?
When the father of an inner-city family dies suddenly, his wife and children are left to fend for themselves. However this is no ordinary family - they're cannibals who must now source their own meals. Nominated for two Silver Ariel Awards in 2011, including Best Special Effects. 

Tricks

2:00am, SBS ONE
PG
Poland
Director: Andrzej Jakimowski
Starring: Damian Ul, Ewelina Walendziak, Tomasz Sapryk
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
A charming and bittersweet narrative about a young boy who goes to extreme lengths in an attempt to influence fate and make his absent father return home. Winner of 18 film awards and nominated as Poland's entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2007 Academy Awards.

 

Thursday, 17 July

The Vanishing Point

2:00am, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Laurent de Bartillat
Starring: Sylvie Testud, Jean-Pierre Marielle, James Thiérrée
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Art history student Lucie sets out to prove her theory that a woman who keeps appearing in 18th century artist Antoine Watteau's paintings was Camille Desmares, an actress from the Comédie Française whom Watteau, according to Lucie, was in love with. However, the further she proceeds, the more her research supervisor, professor Dussart, tries to discourage her.

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A Short Stay in Switzerland

2:15am, SBS 2
MA+15
UK
Director: Simon Curtis
Starring: Stephen Campbell Moore, Lyndsey Marshal 
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Just after losing her husband to a fatal neurological condition, Dr Anne Turner is diagnosed with a similar illness. So she plans to end her life herself. On her way to Switzerland for the last months of her life, Anne flashes back to various times in her past. Winner of the 2009 International Emmy Award for Best Actress (Julie Walters).

 

Friday, 18 July

An Empress and The Warriors

2:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Honk Kong
Director: Ching Siu-Tung
Starring: Donnie Yen, Kelly Chen, Leon Lai

What's it about?
After the death of her father, the King of Yan, Princess Feier tries to rule the warring kingdom but as a woman, her leadership is questioned and she herself becomes torn between the three loves of her life: her most trusted general Muyong Xuehu, the mysterious doctor who saves her life, and her kingdom. Nominated for two Hong Kong Film Awards in 2009.

 

Saturday, 19 July

Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced

1:55am, SBS 2
M
Norway
Directors: Espen Eckbo, Henrik Elvestad, Mathis Furst
Starring: Espen Eckbo, Kaare Daniel Steen, Oyvind Thoen
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Inspired by the delightful This is Spinal Tap, tonight's comedy film is a rockumentary focusing on the travails, loves and heartaches of a Norwegian boy band called Boyzvoice over a period of six months. 

Fermat's Room

2:00am, SBS ONE
M
Spain
Director: Luis Piedrahita, Rodrigo Sopena
Starring: Federico Luppi, Alejo Sauras, Luis Homar
 
What's it about?
Four prominent mathematicians are invited to a location in the country on the pretext of solving a great mathematical problem. The room in which they find themselves turns out to be a trap that will crush them if they do not discover in time who it is that wishes to murder them. Nominated for Best Film at the 2007 Catalonian International Film Festival.

 

Sunday, 20 July

Carnage

1:05am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Delphine Gleize
Starring: Chiara Mastroianni, Angela Molina, Clovis Cornillac
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about? 
An intriguing tale of everyday chance and coincidence. After a bull is killed in a bull-ring in southern Spain, having gored a matador, its body parts make their way to various recipients across France and Spain whose lives become inextricably linked.

The Secret of the Grain

2:00am, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Starring: Habib Boufares, Hafsia Herzi, Leila D'Issernio

What's it about?
In the rustic port of Sète in south-eastern France, 60-year-old Slimane has worked in the same shipyard job for over 35 years. His growing dissatisfaction, however, prompts him to try to open his own restaurant. His dream seems unbelievable, but his contagious conviction and persistence work their way into the hearts of his loyal but dispersed family. Winner of the 2008 César Award for Best Film. 

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