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

5 Aug 2014 - 9:44 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:28 AM

Monday, 11 August

2 Days in Paris

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
France
Director: Julie Delpy
Starring: Adam Goldberg, Julie Delpy, Daniel Bruhl
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Marion, a French-born New York-based photographer, and her neurotic American boyfriend, Jack, try to rekindle their relationship with a visit to Paris, home of Marion's parents - and several of her ex-boyfriends. Nominated for a César Award for Best Original Writing, 2008.

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Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale

1:00am, SBS 2
MA+15
Japan
Director: Te-Sheng Wei
Starring: Lin Ching-Tai, Chi-Wei Cheng, Umin Boya, Vivian Hsu, Masanobu Ando
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Wei Te-sheng's epic film retells an episode of Taiwanese history not known to many. Between 1895 and 1945 Taiwan was a Japanese colony, but small groups of the original aboriginal tribes remained scattered around the island. In 1930 Mouna Rudo, the leader of the Seediq tribe, settled around Mount Chilai, forged a coalition with other Seediq tribal leaders and plotted a rebellion against their Japanese colonial masters. Their battle would be initially successful, but how could they match the Japanese military aircraft and poison gas?

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Tuesday, 12 August

The Moon Child

1:40am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Delphine Gleize
Starring: Vincent Lindon, Emmanuelle Devos, Quentin Challal
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Romain is a "moon child", afflicted since birth with a rare genetic disease that means any exposure to sunlight will result in cancers. Abandoned by his father at a young age, he grew up under the care of his dermatologist David, with whom he has an extremely close relationship. While Romain spends his time exploring the French countryside, David spends his time obsessing over the disease that will eventually take his patient's life. They both face a dilemma when David receives news that he is being transferred to Brussels.

 
Wednesday, 13 August

Legend of the Fist: Return of Chen Zhen

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Hong Kong
Director: Andrew Lau
Starring: Donnie Yen
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Set in 1920s Shanghai, ex-soldier Chen Zhen is posing as a rich playboy to infiltrate the local mafia, who have formed an alliance with the invading Japanese. By night, Zhen masquerades as a caped crusader, determined to reclaim the city, one fly kick at a time.

Le Havre

11:10pm, SBS ONE
PG
France
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Starring: André Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin 
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Marcel Marx is an aging shoe shiner who lives in the town of Le Havre, having moved there years ago in voluntary exile from his home country. When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in his city, Marx takes pity on him and welcomes him into his home.

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Away From Her

12:50am, SBS ONE
PG
Canada
Director: Sarah Polley
Starring: Gordon Pinsent, Julie Christie, Michael Murphy 

What's it about?
Sarah Polley's directorial debut portrays the intolerable pressure that is brought to bear on the 44-year marriage between a college professor and his homemaker spouse after she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Nominated for two Academy Awards in 2008, including Best Actress and Best Screenplay.

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Thursday, 14 August

The Baader Meinhof Complex

11:10pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Germany
Director: Uli Edel
Starring: Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, Bruno Ganz

What's it about?
Director Uli Edel explores a dark period in German history with this drama detailing the story of the Red Army Faction, a left-wing terrorist organisation that became increasingly active in the late 1960s and '70s. Also known as the Baader-Meinhof Group, the faction was formed by the radicalised children of the Nazi generation with the intended goal of battling Western imperialism and the West German establishment. Nominated for the 2009 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Paper Birds

2:05am, SBS 2
M
Spain
Director: Emilio Aragón
Starring: Imanol Arias, Lluís Homar, Roger Príncep
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Set in the Spanish Civil War, a musician is left with nothing after he loses his wife and child to a Madrid bombing. Years later he is reunited with his old partner, a ventriloquist, and they decide to take a plucky young orphan under their wing. The three make up an unlikely vaudeville family of lost souls, struggling to get through one day at a time. Their only escape from the misery around them is their music and performance.

 

Friday, 15 August

The Sex of the Angels

11:00pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Spain
Director: Xavier Villaverde
Starring: Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Álvaro Cervantes, Llorenç González

What's it about?
Struggling dancer Bruno is in love with his girlfriend Carla, but when the handsome Rai moves in downstairs from the couple, he and Bruno bond over their love of dance and sparks begin to fly.

The Swimsuit Issue

12:55am, SBS ONE
M
Sweden
Director: Måns Herngren
Starring: Jonas Inde, Maria Langhammer, Andreas Rothlin Svensson
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
In the wake of a wild bachelor party, Fredrik discovers his passion for synchronised swimming. Convincing his floorball teammates to join him as Sweden's only all-male team, they set their sights on the world championships in this comedic tale of courage, triumph and gender role reversal.

 

Saturday, 16 August

Attack the Block

8:30pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
UK
Director: Joe Cornish
Starring: Jumayn Hunter, Luke Treadaway, Simon Howard
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
From the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Attack the Block follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial warzone.

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Four Lions

11:05pm, SBS ONE
M
UK
Director: Christopher Morris
Starring: Will Adamsdale, Riz Ahmed, Adeel Akhtar
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
 
What's it about?
Tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) farce. Four Lions is a comic tour de force, which shows that - while terrorism is about ideology - it can also be about idiots. Winner of a BAFTA and nominated for two British Comedy Awards.

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Sunday, 17 August

The Yellow Sea

10:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Hong Kong
Director: Morten Tyldum
Starring: Reidar Sørensen, Kyrre Haugen Sydness, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand 

What's it about?
In the lonely region of Yanji City, a debt-ridden taxi driver follows his missing wife on the illegal immigrant trail from China to South Korea. He meets a hitman who promises to turn his life around and reunite him with his wife, as long as he kills a Seoul businessman.

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The Admiral

1:30am, SBS ONE
M
Russia
Director: Andrei Kravchuk
Starring: Yulia Vysotskaya, Ilya Isaev, Yefim Shifrin

What's it about? 
A sweeping historical epic, The Admiral tells the story of Alexander Kolchak, who briefly became the supreme ruler of Russia during the Russian Civil War. Married to Sofia, Kolchak nevertheless falls in love with Anna, the wife of a friend and fellow officer. Although Kolchak and Anna initially try to resist their passion and are separated in the chaos of the Revolution, they eventually unite in Siberia, where Kolchak is fighting the Bolsheviks.