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

29 Jul 2014 - 3:45 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:28 AM

Monday, 4 August

Sunshine Cleaning

8:30pm, SBS 2
M
USA
Director: Christine Jeffs
Starring: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin

What's it about?
In order to raise the tuition to send her drop-out son to private school, Rose starts an unusual business with her slacker sister Norah - cleaning up after death. A poignant and bittersweet film, about respect, love and clearing up body parts.

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White Night

12:10am, SBS ONE
M
Denmark
Director: Jannik Johansen
Starring: Lars Brygmann, Anne Sofie Espersen, Morten Grunwald
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
A psychological drama about Ulrich, a workaholic whose life takes a drastic turn when he is involved in a fatal accident. A compelling character study of a man whose personal guilt and self-punishment manifest in loneliness, egoism and pessimism.

 

Tuesday, 5 August

Lady Jane

1:00am, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Robert Guédiguian
Starring: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
An outwardly respectable boutique owner's criminal past catches up with her when her teenage son is kidnapped. She must regroup her old criminal gang and face up to the misdeeds of her youth in order to save her son. Nominated for a Golden Bear at Berlin in 2008.

The Straight Line

1:40am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Régis Wargnier
Starring: Rachida Brakni, Cyril Descours, Clémentine Célarié
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
This is a thoughtful and sensitive portrayal of the world of blind professional runners. Yannick, a young French runner who lost his sight six months prior in a car accident, has to learn to run again with the aid of running guide Leila, a recently released ex-con. When Yannick begins to fall for Leila, his all-powerful mother steps in to keep the would-be lovers apart.

 

Wednesday, 6 August

The Lost Bladesman

8:30pm, SBS 2
M
Hong Kong
Director: Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Starring: Wen Jiang, Betty Sun

What's it about?
With an all-star cast including Donnie Yen, this historical epic tells the story of the greatest warrior in the land - Guan Yu. Set around 200 AD, a tyrant forces Guan Yu to battle his best friend by holding the woman they both love hostage. Winner of Best Actor (Wen Jiang) at the 2011 Shanghai Film Critics Awards.

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Presumed Guilty

11:05pm, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Vincent Garenq
Starring: Philippe Torreton, Wladimir Yordanoff, Noémie Lvovsky 
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
The harrowing true story of Alain Marécaux, a respected lawyer, husband and father whose life is shattered by false allegations of child abuse. His fight to prove his innocence in the face of overwhelming injustice is a riveting indictment on our legal systems.

 

Thursday, 7 August

Lust, Caution

11:05pm, SBS ONE
M
China
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Wei Tang, Joan Chen

What's it about?
An espionage thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai, in which a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr Yee. Nominated at the Golden Globes and BAFTA.

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Remembrance

2:05am, SBS 2
M
Germany
Director: Anna Justice
Starring: Alice Dwyer, Dagmar Manzel, Mateusz Damiecki  
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Inspired by actual events, Remembrance depicts a remarkable love story that blossomed amidst the terror of a German concentration camp in 1944. Tomasz, a young Polish prisoner, stages a daring escape to rescue his young Jewish lover Hannah Silberstein. But during the chaos at the end of the war they are separated, and are convinced that each other has been killed. Thirty years later and happily married in New York, Hannah thinks she sees Tomasz interviewed on TV and begins to search for him again.

 

Friday, 8 August

Room In Rome

11:05pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Spain
Director: Julio Medem
Starring: Elena Anaya, Natasha Yarovenko, Enrico Lo Verso

What's it about?
When Alba seduces Natasha in a bar, the two women agree to limit their passionate affair to a one-night encounter. However, as they begin to slowly reveal their true selves to each other, their lust is met with deeper emotions that open the door for what evolves into a poignant character study. Nominated for four Spanish Goya Awards in 2011.

Chameleon

1:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Hungary
Director: Krisztina Goda
Starring: Ervin Nagy, Gabriella Hamori, Zsolt Trill

What's it about?
While cleaning offices at night, Zsolt Kovacs learns a lot about his employers by examining what they leave behind, then he carefully chooses his targets, often vulnerable women, to seduce and swindle. When he begins work in a psychologist's practice, he meets Hanna, a 30 year-old who is physically incapacitated and the daughter of a millionaire. The ideal victim if love doesn't get in the way.

 

Saturday, 9 August

Death At A Funeral

8:30pm, SBS ONE
PG
UK
Director: Frank Oz
Starring: Matthew Macfadyen, Alan Tudyk, Kris Marshall, Peter Dinklage
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family.

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The Reluctant Infidel

11:05pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
UK
Director: Josh Appignanesi
Starring: Omid Djalili, Richard Schiff, Archie Panjabi
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
 
What's it about?
When London-based Islamic cab driver Muhmud Nasir discovers that he was actually born to Jewish parents, his life is thrown into turmoil. Although he’s not a devout Muslim, Muhmud feels compelled to conceal his Jewish identity from his family - and his son’s fundamentalist father-in-law - while exploring what it means to be Jewish.

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Sunday, 10 August

Headhunters

10:25pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Norway
Director: Morten Tyldum
Starring: Reidar Sørensen, Kyrre Haugen Sydness, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand 

What's it about?
Roger is a charming headhunter who also happens to be Norway’s most accomplished art-thief. His lucrative work subsidizes his luxury lifestyle, but he decides to risk it all and daringly steal an extremely valuable painting from a former mercenary. Things go very wrong, and Roger discovers something which makes him a hunted man, in this fast-paced thriller.

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The Man Who Will Come

2:50am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Italy
Director: Giorgio Diritti
Starring: Maya Sansa, Alba Rohrwacher, Eleonora Mazzoni
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about? 
It's winter in 1943 and Italy is a country torn apart by years of brutal war. Martina is a disturbed young girl who has not spoken since the death of her brother several years earlier. However, when Martina's mother falls pregnant again, the heart-broken Martina finds reason for hope. But on the day her new brother is born, the SS start a violent round-up of the civilians in the area. Winner of the 2010 David di Donatello Award for Best Film.