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

15 Jul 2014 - 11:46 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:28 AM

Monday, 21 July

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

8:30pm, SBS 2
M
US
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Rebecca Hall

What's it about?
Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamoured with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. Winner of the 2009 Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Penélope Cruz).

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Four Nights with Anna

2:05am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Poland
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Starring: Artur Steranko, Kinga Preis, Jerzy Fedorowicz
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
A middle-aged hospital worker, who witnessed a brutal rape, becomes obsessed with the victim after she lands a job as a nurse at the same hospital where he works, but how far will he go before he finally loses control? Winner of the Best Director award at the 2009 Polish Film Awards. 

 

Tuesday, 22 July

Women Without Men

1:45am, SBS 2
M
Austria, Germany
Director: Shabnam Toloui
Starring: Essa Zahir, Orsolya Tóth, Pegah Ferydoni, Shabnam Toloui, Navíd Akhavan, Mina Azarian

What's it about?
This powerful film is set against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran’s 1953 American-backed coup, where a democratically elected government was replaced by the dictatorship of the Shah. ‘Women Without Men’ follows four women, from different families and classes, as their lives come together. Following hardships at home they meet at one woman’s orchard, where they find independence, solace and companionship.

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Outbound

2:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Romania
Director: Bogdan George Apetri
Starring: Ana Ularu, Mimi Branescu, Andi Vasluianu
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Matilda is halfway through a five year sentence for a crime she didn’t commit. With day release to attend her mother’s funeral, she has a 24 hour window to try and get help from her family, persuade her former lover to cough up the money he owes her and locate her abandoned son. With a ticking clock keeping tensions high, she must make it to the coast to the boat that is waiting to help her escape. Winner of four Romanian Gopos Awards.


Wednesday, 23 July

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

8:30pm, SBS 2
M
Hong Kong
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen

What's it about?
When a politician's daughter steals a legendary warrior's precious sword, a sequence of events is triggered to recover the sword, which leads to a deadly encounter with the thief's witch-like minder. From renowned director Ang Lee, the film received four Academy Awards in 2001, including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography.

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The Floating Lives

2:00am, SBS ONE
M
Vietnam
Director: Phan Quang Binh Nguyen
Starring: Tang Thanh Ha, Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc, Dustin Nguyen

What's it about?
This film draws us into the colourful daily life of the seemingly unsophisticated peasants of the mysterious Mekong Delta, in Vietnam. It offers a rare glimpse into a family life separated from the mainstream of modern society, yet shows the similarities in emotions experienced by people everywhere. Adapted from Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tu’s award-winning short story, Boundless Rice Field.

 

Thursday, 24 July

Sultans of the South

2:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Mexico
Director: Alejandro Lozano
Starring: Tony Dalton, Jordi Mollà, Ana de la Reguera

What's it about?
In the tradition of Ocean's Eleven, things don't quite go to plan when a band of thieves steal $11 million from a Mexican bank and travel to Argentina in an attempt to launder the money. Upon their arrival, the plan goes south and it's up to them to figure out what went wrong.

A Distant Neighbourhood

2:10am, SBS 2
PG
Belgium, Germany
Director: Sam Garbarski
Starring: Pascal Greggory, Jonathan Zaccaï, Alexandra Maria Lara  
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
By chance, 50-year-old Thomas finds himself back in the little town of his childhood. While visiting his mother’s grave he faints, after being overwhelmed by the memories of her and the father that abandoned him. He soon realises he has awoken in the past, in the body of his 14-year-old self. With all the foresight of his 50 years, Thomas revisits high school, meets with the girl with whom he was secretly in love, and tries to find the real reasons for his father’s departure. Based on the popular Japanese manga Harukana Machi-e.

 

Friday, 25 July

Reykjavik-Rotterdam

2:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Iceland
Director: Óskar Jónasson
Starring: Baltasar Kormákur, Lilja Nótt Pórarinsdóttir, Ingvar Eggert Sigurosson
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Ex-con Kristofer is stuck in a dull everyday routine, working as a security guard. Faced with money problems, he plans one last heist on a freighter to sort out his finances - but nothing goes according to plan.

 

Saturday, 26 July

You and Me

1:05am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Julie Lopez-Curval
Starring: Julie Depardieu, Marion Cotillard, Jonathan Zaccaï
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
A bittersweet tale about the lives of two sisters, each searching for true love. Ariane, a hopeless romantic who writes for a magazine, and her cellist sister Lena, are both involved in love triangles.

Mad Detective

2:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Hong Kong
Directors: Johnny To, Ka-Fai Wai
Starring: Ching Wan Lau, Andy On, Ka Tung Lam
 
What's it about?
A rookie cop asks a retired detective inspector to help solve a crime involving a missing police officer and a number of robberies involving the missing officer's gun. The retired detective, Bun, was recognised as a gifted criminal profiler until he went mad several years ago and was forced to retire.

 

Sunday, 27 July

Evil

1:55am, SBS 2
MA+15
Sweden
Director: Mikael Hafström
Starring: Andreas Wilson, Henrik Lundström, Linda Zilliacus
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about? 
Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2004, Evil is based on Jan Guillou’s novel of his own experiences. When Erik is expelled from school for fighting, his parents send him off to a private boarding school. Erik soon discovers that it is the senior students, not the teachers that rule the grounds.