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

12 Sep 2014 - 4:06 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:29 AM

Monday, 15 September

Rapt

1:05am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Lucas Belvaux
Starring: Yvan Attal, Anne Consigny, André Marcon
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
A rich businessman is brutally kidnapped and a ransom of 50 million euros is put on his head. But when secrets about his personal life begin to unfold, it causes his family to question whether his life is really worth the ransom.

 

Tuesday, 16 September

Here Below

1:05am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Jean-Pierre Denis
Starring: Céline Sallette, Éric Caravaca, François Loriquet 
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Set amongst the closing months of WWII, everyone is on edge as cracks begin to appear in the German offensive. While working as a hospital nurse, nun Sister Luce meets Father Martial, a priest working with the Resistance. The two experience a passionate connection, but when Martial decides to back away the young woman’s world comes crashing down.

Submarino

2:30am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Denmark
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Starring: Gustav Fischer Kjaerulff, Sebastian Bull Sarning, Mads Broe Andersen
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
As children, Nick and his little brother take care of their baby brother while their mother drinks herself senseless. When the baby dies, both brothers blame themselves, and their lives spiral out of control. Nominated for the Golden Bear at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival.

 

Wednesday, 17 September

Sin City

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
USA
Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. 

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A Separation

11:10pm, SBS ONE
M
Iran
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Starring: Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat
Watch now on SBS On Demand 

What's it about?
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. 

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Watch interview with director Asghar Farhadi

 

Thursday, 18 September

The Girl From Monaco

1:30am, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Anne Fontaine
Starring: Louise Bourgoin, Fabrice Luchini, Roschdy Zem
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
In Monaco, a top Parisian defence attorney currently working on a high-profile case falls in lust with a free-spirited TV weather girl, under the disapproving eye of his bodyguard.

Chicken With Plums

1:45am, SBS 2
M
France
Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Edouard Baer, Maria de Medeiros, Chiara Mastroianni

What's it about?
Nasser Ali Khan, the most celebrated violin player, has his beloved instrument broken in a furious fight with his wife. Unable to find another to replace it, life without music seems intolerable. He stays in bed and surrenders to death, slipping into a journey into his memories and to the woman he truly loved but could never be with. Over the course of the week that follows, the truth is revealed as to why he chose to live for music instead of true love.

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Friday, 19 September

Mulholland Dr.

11:00pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
USA
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. 

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Watch interviews with David Lynch and Naomi Watts

 

Saturday, 20 September

Apocalypse Now Redux 

8:30pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
USA
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
The movie follows the central character, U.S. Army special operations officer Captain Benjamin L. Willard on a mission to kill the renegade and presumed insane U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel Walter E. Kurtz.

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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

12:05am, SBS ONE
MA+15
USA
Directors: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper, Eleanor Coppola 
Watch now on SBS On Demand
 
What's it about?
This documentary chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's war movie masterpiece Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems, which nearly destroyed the life and career of the celebrated director.

 

Sunday, 21 September

Monty Python's Life of Brian

10:00pm, SBS ONE
M
UK
Director: Terry Jones
Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin 
Watch now on SBS On Demand

What's it about?
Notorious religious satire, the film tells the story of Brian (Graham Chapman), a reluctant would-be messiah who rises to prominence as a result of a series of absurd and truly hilarious circumstances providing ample opportunity for the entire ensemble to shine in multiple roles as they mock everyone and everything from ex lepers, Pontius Pilate and the art of haggling to crazy prophets, Roman centurions and crucifixion. In what was the troupe’s third, and highly controversial, film, Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood’s depiction of all things biblical.

Crossed Tracks

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

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.

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Biutiful

12:50am, SBS 2
MA+15
Mexico
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Starring: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib

What's it about? 
A powerful tale of love and fatherhood. Uxbal, a petty criminal, struggles to take care of his two children after his alcoholic wife abandons them. But his world falls apart when he is diagnosed with a terminal illness and his death becomes imminent. Nominated for two Academy Awards in 2011, including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actor (Javier Bardem).

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