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

28 Aug 2014 - 10:56 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:29 AM

Monday, 1 September

No Return

1:10am, SBS 2
M
Argentina
Director: Miguel Cohan
Starring: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Martin Slipak, Bárbara Goenaga
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
When a young boy on a bike is killed in a hit and run, his devastated father will do anything to bring the driver to justice. While the real killer is convinced by his family and lawyers to keep quiet, a series of unfortunate events lead an innocent man to be accused. This Argentinian film from Miguel Cohan is a tightly wound thriller about guilt, vengeance and the justice system.

The Milk of Sorrow

1:20am, SBS ONE
M
Spain
Director: Claudia Llosa
Starring: Magaly Solier, Susi Sánchez, Efraín Solís
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Fausta, a withdrawn young woman living in present-day Lima, is said to be suffering from 'the milk of sorrow'; distress and fear passed on by the breast milk of pregnant women who have been raped and abused during war. After her mother’s sudden death, Fausta needs to take drastic measures to avoid following in her mother’s footsteps. Nominated for the 2010 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Tuesday, 2 September

Terribly Happy

1:10am, SBS ONE
M
Denmark
Director: Henrik Ruben Genz
Starring: Jakob Cedergren, Lene Maria Christensen, Kim Bodnia
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
When a young city police officer moves to a small Danish town, the more he becomes involved with the hostile locals and mysteries of the town, the deeper he slips into the ever-present threat of violence and murder. Winner of six Danish Bodil Awards, including Best Film.

The Flood

1:35am, SBS 2
M
Israel
Director: Guy Nattiv
Starring: Michael Moshonov, Ronit Elkabetz
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Cruelly bullied at school and in the middle of his parent’s separation, Yoni gets a shock when his autistic older brother Tomer returns home. Tomer shakes the already unstable foundations of the family, challenging them to reconcile in time for Yoni’s Bar Mitzvah in a week.

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Wednesday, 3 September

Athena

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
South Korea
Director: Young-jun Kim
Starring: Woo-sung Jung, Soo Ae, Seung-won Cha
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Jung-woo, an Anti-Terrorism agent, is assigned on a mission in Italy while he was getting involved with Hae-in who works at the National Intelligence Service. They are drawn into an international incident when the South Korean president’s daughter is kidnapped by terrorists when Korea develops a new nuclear technology that will shake the world energy market.

7 Days 

11:10pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Canada
Director: Daniel Grou
Starring: Rémy Girard, Daniel Grou, Claude Legault
Watch now on SBS On Demand 

What's it about?
Bruno Hamel lives an uneventful life as a surgeon with a beautiful family and a home in suburbia. But his world is torn apart when his young daughter Jasmine is raped and murdered. When the prime suspect is arrested, Bruno decides to take justice into his own hands and captures him on the way to the trial. Taking him to a secluded cabin in the woods, he gets a message to police that he plans to torture him for 7 days and then kill him in return for his daughter’s murder. Police start the hunt to find him before the seven days run out, and Bruno can go through with the final act.

 

Thursday, 4 September

Walesa: Man of Hope

11:05pm, SBS ONE
M
Poland
Director: Andrzej Wajda
Starring: Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Iwona Bielska
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
This biopic tribute to Lech Wałęsa, the Nobel peace prize-winning politician and human rights activist, is an enjoyable look at an unconventional hero. How could one man have such an impact on the modern world? Walesa. Man of Hope is an attempt at capturing the metamorphosis of a simple man - from an electric technician at the Gdansk shipyard who fought for labour rights to a charismatic leader who awoke the desire for freedom in millions of people and led to changes that exceeded their wildest dreams.

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

2:00am, SBS 2
MA+15
Mexico
Director: Henning Carlsen
Starring: Geraldine Chaplin, Ángela Molina, Emilio Echevarría
Watch now on SBS On Demand 

What's it about?
Based on the novel by Nobel prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez, this is the story of El Sabio who has just celebrated his 90th birthday. To celebrate he seeks the company of a 20 year old prostitute, who is selling her virginity to help her family. But instead of sex he discovers a deep connection with her, and reflects on finding love for the first time in his life.

 

Friday, 5 September

Love and Other Crimes

12:55am, SBS ONE
M
Serbia
Director: Stefan Arsenijevic
Starring: Anica Dobra, Vuk Kostic, Milena Dravic
Also available now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
A black comedy set in a grimy and depressed part of New Belgrade. The mistress of a small-time gangster is preparing to run off with his money when his assistant professes his long time love for her. Winner of Best Director at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival.

 

Saturday, 6 September

Nowhere Boy

8:30pm, SBS ONE
M
UK
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff

What's it about?
A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his adolescent years.

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Crows: 0

2:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Japan
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Shun Oguri, Takayuki Yabe, Meisa Kuroki
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
 
What's it about?
The son of a yakuza boss transfers to the toughest school in town in order to prove himself to his father. If he can conquer the school, he will be allowed to succeed his father as the head of his crime syndicate. Based on the epic Hiroshi Takahasi manga, Crows.

 

Sunday, 7 September

The Crimson Rivers

11:25pm, SBS 2
MA+15
France
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Starring: Vincent Cassel, Jean Reno, Nadia Fares

What's it about?
Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they start working together, more murders are committed, and the pair begin to discover just what dark secrets are behind the killings. Nominated for five César Awards in 2001.

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Happy Few

1:55am, SBS 2
MA+15
France
Director: Antony Cordier
Starring: Marina Foïs, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Roschdy Zem, Élodie Bouchez
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about? 
Nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Happy Few follows two couples in their thirties who meet and fall in love. Rachel works in a jewellery shop where she meets Vincent, whose frankness seduces her immediately. She arranges a dinner including each of their spouses, and the two couples quickly fall in love. The four become passionately inseparable, but keep their secret from their children and other friends. However feelings get mixed up and the developing relationships become painfully confusing for all involved.

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