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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12 Aug 2014 - 10:02 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:29 AM

Monday, 18 August

Rabbit Without Ears 2

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Germany
Director: Til Schweiger
Starring: Nora Tschirner, Matthias Schweighöfer, Ken Duken

What's it about?
Tabloid reporter Ludo and kindergarten teacher Anna have been living together for two years and there are signs of wear and tear in their relationship. Their love is really put to the test, however, when Ludo's old girlfriend and Anna's ex-boyfriend re-enter their lives. As Ludo and Anna become mired in jealousies and disappointments, can their love survive the scheming of their former flames?

Go In Peace, Jamil

1:15am, SBS 2
MA+15
Denmark
Director: Omar Shargawi
Starring: Dar Salim, Khalid Al-Subeihi, Elias Samir Al-Sobehi
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
An age-old hatred between two feuding religions in the Arabic community in Denmark re-ignites after a revenge killing. Winner of the Grand Prix Award at the Warsaw International Film Festival, 2008.

Blood Brothers

1:30am, SBS ONE
M
Netherlands
Director: Arno Dierickx
Starring: Erik van Heijningen, Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen, Derk Stenvers
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Based on a true story about a notorious murder in Baarn in 1961. 16-year-old Simon befriends the wealthy van Riebeeck brothers and spends time in their magnificent home. The three agree to hide Ronnie, a petty criminal on the run, in their attic. But before long, Ronnie becomes a burden to them. Nominated for the Golden Calf at the Nederlands Film Festival, 2008.


Tuesday, 19 August

The World is Big and Salvation Lurks

12:50am, SBS ONE
M
Bulgaria
Director: Stephan Komandarev
Starring: Miki Manojilovic, Carlo Lubjek, Ana Papadopulu
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Following a severe car accident in which both his parents are killed, Sashko is taken to hospital with amnesia. Sashko's grandfather, Bai Dan, decides to help him restore his identity. As they ride on a tandem bicycle through the Balkan countryside, Sashko begins to recall snippets of the past. Winner of the Special Jury Award at the 2008 Warsaw International Film Festival.

Rasputin

1:40am, SBS 2
MA+15
France
Director: Josée Dayan, Irakli Kvirikadze
Starring: Fanny Ardant, Gérard Depardieu, Vladimir Mashkov
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
French star Gérard Depardieu takes on the infamous role of Rasputin in this acclaimed French retelling of the true story. Set at the turn of the century, when Russia has been struck by civil unrest and doubt, the sudden appearance of the mystic monk Rasputin creates waves of shock. When the strange healer is the only one able to save the son of the Czars, they believe him to be a messenger of God. But power and influence soon engulf Rasputin, and he discovers he can control the Emperors of Russia.

 
Wednesday, 20 August

Sleepless Night

8:30pm, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Frédéric Jardin
Starring: Julien Boisselier, Tomer Sisley, Serge Riaboukine
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Vincent uses his role as a police detective to enact a drug heist, but everything goes wrong he is stabbed and the drug carriers he is robbing discover his identity. Vincent escapes with a huge bag of cocaine, but soon discovers his loot belongs to powerful mob boss/nightclub owner named Jose who kidnaps Vincent's son in hopes to reclaim his property. Vincent has until the end of the night to return the stash and save his son.

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A Better Life

11:10pm, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Cédric Kahn
Starring: Guillaume Canet, Leïla Bekhti, Slimane Khettabi
Watch now on SBS On Demand 

What's it about?
Yann, a cook, and Nadia, a waitress and mother of 9-year-old boy, decide to risk everything on the purchase of a restaurant. With plenty of talent, energy and dreams, but no finance of their own, they find themselves pushed into a jungle of financing and bank loans that quickly overwhelms them both.

A Quiet Life

1:05am, SBS 2
PG
Italy
Director: Claudio Cupellini
Starring: Marco D'Amore, Francesco Di Leva, Toni Servillo, Juliane Köhler 
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Rosario Russo is living near Frankfurt where he runs a restaurant and hotel and has integrated perfectly into the local community with his family. He keeps a low profile, he has changed his name and he speaks German. Life is good, until one day the introverted Diego and street-smart Edoardo turn up at the hotel, looking for a room. Soon their sinister assignment is revealed, dragging Rosario back into the past.

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Thursday, 21 August

Angele and Tony

12:05am, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Alix Delaporte
Starring: Evelyne Didi, Jérôme Huguet, Grégory Gadebois, Clotilde Hesme
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
This award-winning debut feature from writer/director Alix Delaporte is an intimate drama about two lost souls searching for human connection. When Angèle returns to her home town of Normandy after a two-year absence she is terrified that she will not be able to look the young son she left behind. Through a personal ad she meets Tony, a fisherman who lives with his widowed mother. The two couldn’t make a more unlikely pair, but they soon form a fractured relationship. But will the secret that Angèle harbours threaten their future?

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Friday, 22 August

Di Di Hollywood

11:00pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Spain
Director: Bigas Luna
Starring: Elsa Pataky, Peter Coyote, Paul Sculfor
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
When bartender Diana Diaz laves her native Madrid for Los Angeles with dreams of Hollywood fame, it seems success is just around the corner when powerful Hollywood agent Michael McLean takes an interest in her. But when McLean talks Diana into a sham marriage with in-the-closet star Steve Richards, she learns the real price of fame.

Forbidden Fruit

12:50am, SBS ONE
M
Finland
Director: Dome Karukoski
Starring: Amanda Pilke, Marjut Maristo, Malla Malmivaara

What's it about?
Before they are married off, two young conservative Lutheran girls escape to the big city to sample all the temptations their church forbids. Winner of the Golden Dolphin award for Best Film at the 2009 Tróia International Film Festival.

 

Saturday, 23 August

The Queen

8:30pm, SBS ONE
M
UK
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Helen Mirren, James Cromwell
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
The story behind one of the most public tragedies of our time — the sudden death of Princess Diana. In the wake of Diana's death, the very private and tradition-bound Queen Elizabeth II finds herself in conflict with the new Prime Minister, the slickly modern and image-conscious Tony Blair.

A Single Man

11:20pm, SBS ONE
M
USA
Director: Tom Ford
Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode
Watch now on SBS On Demand
 
What's it about?
George Falconer is a middle-aged English professor living in Los Angeles in the early 1960s. Unable to cope with the death of his long-time boyfriend in a car accident, George decides to kill himself. He then proceeds to get all his affairs in order while carrying on with what otherwise would be a normal day. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor (Colin Firth) in 2010.

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Watch interview with director Tom Ford


Sunday, 24 August

Worlds Apart

12:40am, SBS 2
M
Denmark
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Starring: Rosalinde Mynster, Pilou Asbæk, Jens Jørn Spottag

What's it about?
Based on a true story, a young girl is torn between her conscience, religion and passion when she is forced to make a choice between her faith and her feelings for a man who does not belong to her family's church, the Jehovah's Witnesses. Nominated for three Bodil Awards in 2009, including Best Film.

The Desert Within

1:25am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Mexico
Director: Rodrigo Plá
Starring: Mario Zaragoza, Diego Catano, Eileen Yanez
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about? 
Set in Mexico during the Cristero War, when Catholicism was banned, a man spirals into madness attempting redemption after being cursed by a priest for a decision leading to the massacre of his entire community.