When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS ONE, SBS 2 and On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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SBS Movies

2 Sep 2014 - 10:53 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:29 AM

Monday, 8 September

What No One Knows

1:00am, SBS 2
M
Denmark
Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Starring: Anders W. Bertelsen, Maria Bonnevie and Ghita Nørby
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
In this political thriller, a young woman is found drowned on a winter night by the sea. The woman's brother, Thomas, discovers that her death is connected to their now-deceased father and his work in military intelligence. As Thomas digs deeper into the case, his family is brought into sudden danger.


Tuesday, 9 September

The Paranoids

1:10am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Argentina
Director: Gabriel Medina
Starring: Daniel Hendler, Jazmin Stuart and Walter Jakob
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Debut director Gabriel Medina delivers a tragicomedy of errors centring on Luciano, a paranoid narcoleptic, and his meandering struggle to finish a screenplay and enter the rarefied world of film production.

Morphine

3:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Russia
Director: Aleksei Balabanov
Starring: Leonid Bichevin, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Andrei Panin
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Set against the backdrop of the imminent Russian revolution in 1917, a young, inexperienced doctor in the provinces embarks on a downward spiral into morphine addiction as his country descends into communism. The film is based on semi-autobiographical short stories by Mikhail Bulgakov.

 

Wednesday, 10 September

District B13: Ultimatum

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
France
Director: Patrick Alessandrin
Starring: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Philippe Torreton

What's it about?
Three years on, Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem. 

The Truck

10:50pm, SBS 2
MA+15
South Korea
Director: Kwon Hyung-jin
Starring: Yu Hae-jin, Jin Goo, Lee Jun-ha
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand 

What's it about?
Chul-min, who is a simple truck driver, takes on an unusual delivery job to raise money for his daughter's operation. During his journey he picks up a stranded police officer who claims to be on the trail of a serial killer. But when Chul-min unravels the real identity of his passenger, his nightmare begins.

 

Thursday, 11 September

Restoration

2:10am, SBS 2
M
Israel
Director: Yossi Madmoni
Starring: Ruth Borenstein, Nevo Kimchi, Henry David
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
In one of Tel Aviv’s oldest neighbourhoods, a senior antique furniture restorer is struggling to keep his workshop alive. His own son is trying to close down his shop, and is aided by his bizarre apprentice who wishes to succeed him.

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Hierro

3:00am, SBS ONE
M
Spain
Director: Gabe Ibáñez
Starring: Elena Anaya, Bea Segura, Mar Sodupe
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand 

What's it about?
While travelling by ferry to the remote island of El Hierro, Maria's son Diego simply vanishes from the boat. Months later Maria is fighting to overcome the pain of her loss, when she receives an unexpected call. A child's body has been discovered; she must return to El Hierro.

 

Friday, 12 September

Out of the Blue

2:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
New Zealand
Director: Robert Sarkies
Starring: Karl Urban, Matthew Sunderland, Lois Lawn
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
A powerful and haunting film based on the Aramoana massacre of 1990 where local recluse David Gray shot 13 people dead before going into hiding on the outskirts of the small New Zealand seaside village. As he stalked his victims the terrified and confused residents were trapped in the village for 24 hours while a handful of under-resourced and underarmed local policemen risked their lives trying to find him and save the survivors.

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Saturday, 13 September

Kokoda

8:30pm, SBS ONE
M
Australia
Director: Alister Grierson
Starring: Jack Finsterer, Travis McMahon, Simon Stone

What's it about?
Inspired by the true events that took place in Papua New Guinea, 1942. A small force of ill-equipped and untrained Australians face off against a force of Japanese fighters, intending to take Port Moresby and subsequently, invade Australia. A bombing campaign cuts the Australians off from their supply and communication lines. On the brink of collapse, they make their way back through the punishing terrain of the infamous Kokoda track.

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13 Semesters

2:00am, SBS 2
M
Germany
Director: Frieder Wittich
Starring: Max Riemelt, Dieter Mann, Robert Gwisdek
 
What's it about?
When Momo leaves his small home town to go to university, he is full of enthusiasm and confidence, but slowly the pressures of study and campus living begin to grind him down. Half way through his course he finds himself at a crossroads with both his relationship and studies. An endearing comedy/drama from acclaimed director Frieder Wittich. 

Jar City

2:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Iceland
Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Starring: Ingvar Eggert Sigurosson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
 
What's it about?
A detective attempts to solve a brutal murder case whilst a biologist goes to extreme measures to cure his daughter's rare and fatal disease. Their two stories become intertwined with an unexpected twist that follows deep into the maze of the genetic bloodline of a whole nation.

 

Sunday, 14 September

The Family Tree

11:25pm, SBS 2
MA+15
France
Director: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
Starring: Guy Marchand, Françoise Fabian, Sabrina Seyvecou

What's it about?
When wealthy patriarch Frederick refuses to attend the funeral of his son, other family members can't stomach his decision. What could possibly drive a loving father to absent himself from such an occasion? Once revealed, Frederick's reasons threaten the foundations of the entire family.

Rivals

12:50am, SBS ONE
MA+15
France
Director: Jacques Maillot
Starring: Guillaume Canet, Francois Cluzet, Clotilde Hesme

What's it about? 
Jacques Maillot's psychological drama observes the tense and fragile days following a difficult reunion between two very different siblings. Francois is a police inspector who spent years estranged from his brother Gabriel, after the latter spent a decade in prison for murder. Gabriel’s sudden release from jail ends the separation, and both men make an attempt to bury the past. However, the past comes encroaching back and begins to plague both their lives.

Slovenian Girl

1:30am, SBS 2
MA+15
Slovenia
Director: Damjan Kozole
Starring: Nina Ivanisin, Peter Musevski, Primoz Pirnat

What's it about? 
Alexandra escapes her small Slovenian town for a new start in the city. She turns to prostitution to make her way, but comes to the attention of the police when a politician dies during an appointment. Winner of the Best Actress Award (Nina Ivanisin) at the 2009 Valencia Festival of Mediterranean Cinema.

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