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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22 Jul 2014 - 10:13 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:28 AM

Monday, 28 July

Beautiful Lies

8:30pm, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Pierre Salvadori
Starring: Nathalie Baye, Sami Bouajila, Audrey Tautou
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
This delightful French comedy stars Audrey Tautou as the well-meaning Emilie, a hair-dresser who begins to use the anonymous love letters she receives from a co-worker to reignite her mother's joie de vivre.

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Watch interview with Audrey Tautou

To Love Someone

12:15am, SBS ONE
M
Sweden
Director: Ake Sandgren
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
From Dogme director Ake Sandgren comes an intense drama about the psychological ramifications of spousal abuse. Lena can't stay away from her abuser, ex-boyfriend Hannes, even after he is released from prison, despite having moved on with a wonderful, gentle man, Alf. Winner of the Golden Swan at the Copenhagen International Film Festival, 2007.

Tell No One

1:00am, SBS 2
MA+15
France
Director: Guillaume Canet
Starring: François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussolier

What's it about?
Eight years ago, Doctor Alex Beck's wife Margot was brutally murdered and a serial killer was charged with her death. But the discovery of two bodies on the shores of the lake where Margot was killed forces the police to reopen the case, with new evidence casting suspicion on Alex. At the same time, Dr Beck is receiving strange email messages - from his presumably dead wife. Winner of four César Awards in 2007, including Best Actor and Best Director.

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Tuesday, 29 July

Sunstorm

12:50am, SBS ONE
M
Sweden
Director: Leif Lindblom
Starring: Izabella Scorupco, Mikael Persbrandt, Andre Olsson
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
When attorney Rebecka Martinsson receives a call that her pastor brother has been murdered, and his former wife, Sanna, has been charged with the crime, Rebecka heads to her hometown to defend her. While investigating the crime, Rebecka comes up against the bigoted religious fanatics that worship in the local church.

 

Wednesday, 30 July

How I Ended This Summer

11:05pm, SBS ONE
M
Russia
Director: Aleksey Popogrebskiy
Starring: Grigoriy Dobrygin, Sergey Puskepalis, Igor Chernevich
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
In the isolation of a Russian Arctic island, two men carry out their work at a meteorological station. Sergei, a gruff man in his fifties, has been joined by fresh faced Pavel for the rest of the summer. The two men have little in common, and tend to keep to themselves. That all changes when Sergei is out fishing one day, and Pavel receives distressing news about Sergei’s family. Deciding to keep the news a secret, their relationship is torn apart by lies and suspicion against a lonely backdrop of desolate cliffs and icy winds. Winner of Berlin International Film Festival.

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40

2:20am, SBS 2
MA+15
Turkey
Director: Emre Sahin
Starring: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Deniz Çakir, Ali Atayang Thanh Ha
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Set in the chaotic streets of Istanbul, 40 is the heart-racing film that follows three strangers as they race to find a bag full of money. When a foolish errand boy for the mob lets the bag go missing from his car, it somehow ends up in the hands of well-meaning illegal immigrant Christian. However when he is involved in a hit-and-run, a beautiful nurse seizes the bag as her chance to escape from an unhappy marriage.

 

Thursday, 31 July

Special Escort

11:05pm, SBS ONE
M
Germany
Director: Maggie Peren
Starring: Florian Lukas, Sebastian Bezzel, Gustav Peter Wöhler

What's it about?
Just as funny and a touch more risqué than The Full Monty, debut director Maggie Peren addresses the alienation of the sexes as she tracks a motley crew of unemployed men who try their hand at setting up a male escort agency. 

Medianeras

2:05am, SBS 2
M
Argentina, Spain
Director: Gustavo Taretto
Starring: Javier Drolas, Pilar López de Ayala, Inés Efron  
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
From award-winning director Gustavo Taretto comes this stunning film about Mariana, Martin and the big city. Although they live on the same block and their paths frequently cross, neither is aware of the other’s lonely existence. Both inhabit a juxtaposed world and share the same everyday scenarios, yet it is the city that brings them together, and, at the same time, keeps them apart… until something happens.

 

Friday, 1 August

Diary of a Nymphomaniac

11:00pm, SBS ONE
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. Nominated for three Spanish Gaudi Awards in 2009.

13

12:50am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Thailand
Director: Chukiat Sakveerakul
Starring: Krissada Sukosol Clapp, Achita Sikamana, Sarunyu Wongkrachang

What's it about?
Phuchit, an unemployed salesman, gets involved in a deadly reality game in which he must accomplish 13 increasingly bizarre and violent tasks. With prize money of 100 million baht, he has to win all 13 games, but the competition will stop if he loses any game.

 

Saturday, 2 August

Bend It Like Beckham

9:25pm, SBS ONE
PG
UK
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Starring: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, Bend It Like Beckham explores the world of women's football, from kick-abouts in the park to freekicks in the Final. Set in Hounslow, West London and Hamburg, the film follows two 18 year olds with their hearts set on a future in professional soccer. But for Jesminder, daughter of orthodox Sikhs, heart-stopping talent doesn't seem to be enough when your parents want you to hang up your football boots, find a nice boyfriend and learn to cook the perfect chapatti.

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Precious

1:15am, SBS ONE
MA+15
USA
Directors: Lee Daniels
Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
 
What's it about?
In New York City's Harlem in 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate 16-year-old who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enrol in an alternative school in the hope that her life can head in a new direction. Winner of two Academy Awards in 2010, and nominated for four others, including Best Picture.

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Sunday, 3 August

Easy Money

10:20pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Sweden
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Matias Padin, Dragomir Mrsic
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand 

What's it about?
Set within the seedy underworld of Stockholm, JW is a poor student who falls in love with a sexy young heiress. He turns to a life of crime to keep himself in the upper class, but soon winds up involved with the Serbian mafia.

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Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky

11:50pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
France
Director: Jan Kounen
Starring: Anna Mouglalis, Mads Mikkelsen, Elena Morozova

What's it about? 
The love affair between two 20th century icons is dramatised in this period drama. In Paris in 1920, Coco Chanel offers to take the homeless and broke composer Igor Stravinsky into her home, beginning a passionate affair of the heart.

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