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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19 Aug 2014 - 9:48 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:29 AM

Monday, 25 August

A Happy Event

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
France
Director: Rémi Bezançon
Starring: Gabrielle Lazure, Josiane Balasko, Pio Marmaï, Louise Bourgoin, Thierry Frémont
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What's it about?
Barbara, a beautiful student completing her degree, and Nicolas, a charming clerk in a video store, meet and quickly begin a passionate romance that grows into relationship bliss. Their honeymoon period seems to have no end, from extravagant dinners to meeting friends and making a home together. They are shocked to discover that Barbara is pregnant one day, and with cautious enthusiasm they await their first child together. But what begins as a life step quickly puts unexpected strains on their relationship, as the young lovers' lives are turned upside down by raising a baby.

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The Homecoming

1:15am, SBS ONE
M
Greece
Director: Vassilis Douvlis
Starring: Arto Apartian, Maria Skoula, Arthur Luzi
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What's it about?
Drawing inspiration from The Postman Always Rings Twice, the hiring of a young Albanian man by a couple running a gas station affects them all as an affair develops between the wife and the striking newcomer. From the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

Inside Ring

1:15am, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Laurent Tuel 
Starring: Jean Reno, Gaspard Ulliel, Vahina Giocante

What's it about?
The Malakian clan, a family of ruthless gangsters, controls the underworld of Southern France. At its head, the violent godfather Milo Malakian rules his world with an iron fist. His son and heir, Anton, dreams of breaking free and making his own choices. But to escape, not only does Anton have to counter his own destiny, but also the man who has sworn to bring his father down.

 

Tuesday, 26 August

No Hard Feelings

1:00am, SBS ONE
M
Belgium
Director: Yves Hanchar
Starring: Thierry Lhermitte, Milan Mauger, Benoît Cauden
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What's it about?
In Belgium in 1954, 17-year-old Laurent thinks his French teacher, nicknamed Vapeur, is also his missing WWII fighter pilot father. Vapeur transmits to Laurent his passion for literature and even triggers in him a vocation for writing. With the help of his best friend, Laurent decides to investigate a possible blood relation with Vapeur. Winner of the Audience Choice Award World Cinema at the 2009 Chicago International Film Festival.

Mamma Gogo

1:40am, SBS 2
PG
Iceland
Director: Fredrik Thor Fredriksson
Starring: Kristbjörg Kjeld, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Gunnar Eyjólfsson
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What's it about?
An Icelandic director’s newest films fails miserably at the box office, worsening his already shaky financial situation. As his money begins to evaporate and his car is repossessed, he pins his hope on an Oscar nomination. Meanwhile he must deal with his mother, Gogo, who is stricken with Alzheimer’s - setting her stove on fire, flooding her neighbours and generally being a nuisance.

 
Wednesday, 27 August

Largo Winch

8:30pm, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Jérôme Salle
Starring: Tomer Sisley, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Mélanie Thierry
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What's it about?
After a powerful billionaire is murdered, his secret adoptive son must race to prove his legitimacy, find his father's killers and stop them from taking over his financial empire. Nominated for Best International Film at the 2012 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA.

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Once Upon A Time In Anatolia 

1:15am, SBS 2
M
Turkey
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Starring: Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan, Taner Birsel, Yilmaz Erdogan, Muhammet Uzuner
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What's it about?
Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan eschews the conventions of the crime-thriller genre to bring us this story of a group of men searching for a body on the Anatolian grasslands. While they look, the men unintentionally philosophise on topics ranging from yoghurt to suicide, making this a truly fascinating and insightful feature film. Critically acclaimed around the world, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia won the Grand Jury prize at Cannes Film Festival 2012.

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Thursday, 28 August

Intimate Enemies

12:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
France
Director: Florent-Emilio Siri
Starring: Benoît Magimel, Albert Dupontel, Aurélien Recoing

What's it about?
Algeria, 1959. High in the mountains of Kabylia, Terrien, an idealistic lieutenant takes over the command of a platoon at a French army outpost. Here he meets Dougnac, a cynical sergeant. Their differences and the harsh realities in the field drive the two men to breaking point. Lost in an undeclared war, they discover that their worst enemy is themselves.

Land Of Oblivion

1:15am, SBS 2
M
Russia
Director: Michale Boganim
Starring: Olga Kurylenko, Andrzej Chyra, Ilya Iosifov
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What's it about?
It is the morning of 26 April, 1986 in the Ukranian town of Chernobyl. Anya and Piotr celebrate their marriage, while Alexei and his son Valery plant an apple tree. Both are interrupted by an explosion at the power station, which would turn into one of the worst radioactive disasters in history. This powerful film explores what happened that fateful day, and follows the lives of these survivors ten years on.

 

Friday, 29 August

House of Pleasures

11:00pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
France
Director: Bertrand Bonello
Starring: Hafsia Herzi, Céline Sallette, Jasmine Trinca
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What's it about?
Follows the lives of a group of prostitutes living in a luxurious Parisian brothel in the dawn of the 20th Century. From pregnancy scares, to marriage proposals, to drug use and violent clients, this film explore the drama of this hidden world.

A Boyfriend For My Wife

1:10am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Spain
Director: Juan Taratuto
Starring: Adrián Suar, Valeria Bertuccelli, Gabriel Goity

What's it about?
Tenso does not know how to face his ill-tempered wife, Tana, to tell her that he wants to separate, so he hires a ladies' man to seduce her. A comedy of errors ensues when Tenso begins to fall back in love with his wife. Winner of the 2008 Argentinean Academy Award for Best Actress (Valeria Bertuccelli).

 

Saturday, 30 August

An Education

8:30pm, SBS ONE
M
UK
Director: Lone Scherfig
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina

What's it about?
London, 1961. Smart, attractive 16-year-old Jenny finds her traditional education replaced by something slightly more sinister when an older, more worldly suitor sweeps her off of her feet while placing her future in jeopardy. Nominated for three Academy Awards in 2010, including Best Picture.

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Let Me In

11:10pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
USA
Director: Matt Reeves
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins
 
What's it about?
Based on the original Swedish screenplay and novel Let The Right One In, this film explores the fragility and loneliness of children as a young boy who is being bullied befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

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Sunday, 31 August

Paper Soldier

10:45pm, SBS ONE
M
Russia
Director: Aleksei German Jr.
Starring: Merab Ninidze, Chulpan Khamatova, Anastasiya Sheveleva

What's it about?
In Kazakhstan in 1961, a Soviet doctor is conflicted about his position overseeing the health of future cosmonauts. He can't agree with the fact that these young men could have to sacrifice their lives for the country. Winner of Best Director and Best Cinematography at the Venice Film Festival in 2008.

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Backyard

11:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Mexico
Director: Carlos Carrera
Starring: Ana de la Reguera, Asur Zagada, Marco Pérez

What's it about? 
Since 1996, hundreds of women, lured to work in American-owned factories, have gone missing in the Mexican border town of Juarez. Police captain Blanca Bravo is the new cop in town. She’s determined to bring an end to the murders, but to do so, she must first take on the town’s corrupt justice system. Winner of Best Feature Film at the 2009 Chicago International Film Festival.