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 Oct 2014 - 9:47 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:30 AM

Monday, 6 October

Aballay

1:15am, SBS 2
MA+15
Argentina
Director: Fernando Spiner
Starring: Pablo Cedrón, Nazareno Casero, Claudio Rissi
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
When gaucho Aballay brutally kills a man in front of his son during a hold-up, the look on the terrified boy's face makes Aballay change his ways. He becomes a local saint, whose benevolence is matched only by his mystery. Ten years later, however, the boy returns, looking for the man who killed his father and intent on getting revenge.

The Stranger In Me

1:25am, SBS ONE
M
Germany
Director: Emily Atef
Starring: Susanne Wolff, Johann von Bulow, Maren Kroymann
What’s it about?
A time of joy and new beginnings becomes a harrowing experience for new mother Rebecca as she struggles with severe post-natal depression. And with every day that passes, her inability to meet the demands of motherhood becomes more and more apparent. Winner of Best Film at the 32nd Sao Paulo International Film Festival.

 

Tuesday, 7 October

Johnny Mad Dog

1:05am, SBS ONE
MA+15
France
Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Starring: Carlos Badawi, Teddy Boy, Maxwell Carter
What’s it about?
15-year-old Johnny Mad Dog is already a veteran of war, wreaking a violent attack upon an unnamed African city with his rebel militant group. In contrast, Laokole is a gentle teenage girl forced to flee her home seeking safety for her family. A fearsome plunge into the world of child soldiers in present day West Africa, full of brutality and redemption.

A One-Way to Antibes

1:30am, SBS 2
M
Sweden
Director: Richard Hobert
Starring: Sven-Bertil Taube, Rebecca Ferguson, Dan Ekborg
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
When George, a half-blind widower, learns that his children have conceived an elaborate plan to get their hands on their inheritance before he dies, he is forced to confront his life choices. After catching his maid stealing, he blackmails her into helping him with a counterattack plan that will have consequences for the whole family.

 

Wednesday, 8 October

The Descent

9:00pm, SBS 2
MA+15
UK
Director: Neil Marshall
Starring: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?

In the lead up to Halloween, Marc Fennell presents this horror movie about a caving expedition which goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

High Lane

10:50pm, SBS 2
MA+15
France
Director: Abel Ferry 
Starring: Fanny Valette, Johan Libéreau, Raphaël Lenglet
What’s it about?
A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a mountain trail that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than expected. As they realise that they are not alone, their adventure quickly becomes a fight for survival.

Fish Tank

11:00pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
UK
Director: Andrea Arnold
Starring: Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender and Kierston Wareing
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Mia Williams is a volatile and socially isolated 15-year-old who lives with her single mother and younger sister. Constantly fighting with her family and after falling out with her best friend, her only solaces are her passion for hip-hop dancing and an old horse she comes across one day which she forms a bond with and cares for. When her party-loving mother brings home a handsome new Irish boyfriend one day, Connor, everything is about to change for Mia. Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and 2010 BAFTA for Best British Film.

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Watch interview with director Andrea Arnold


Thursday, 9 October

For the Good of Others

1:45am, SBS 2
MA+15
Spain
Director: Oskar Santos
Starring: Eduardo Noriega, Belén Rueda, Angie Cepeda
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Diego is an emergency room doctor whose work has forced him to become shut-off from his family and friends. When he gets into a fight with a patient’s lover, the man pulls a gun and brutally shoots Diego. However when doctors rush to save his life, there is no bullet wound and Diego has inexplicably healed. He soon finds that this second chance at life has left him with supernatural healing powers, and patients in the hospital that he treats miraculously recover from comas and injuries.

Diamond 13

2:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
France
Director: Gilles Béhat
Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Olivier Marchal, Asia Argento
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Gérard Depardieu stars as Mat, a no-nonsense cop in the criminal division of the Paris police force. His lifelong friend, Franck, works in the drug squad, doing some drug trafficking of his own on the side. When Franck gets in too deep, Mat must take matters into his own hands.

 

Friday, 3 October

The Unknown Woman

11:20pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Italy
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Starring: Kseniya Rappoport, Michele Placido, Claudia Gerini
What’s it about?
A young East European prostitute named Irena calculatedly insinuates herself into the lives of an affluent Italian family. Stopping at nothing to become the couple's trusted maid and the beloved nanny to their fragile young daughter, Irena risks everything in her quest to uncover the truth about the family. Italy's entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2008 Academy Awards.

Before Night Falls

1:30am, SBS ONE
MA+15
USA
Director: Julian Schnabel
Starring: Javier Bardem, Olivier Martínez and Johnny Depp
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
This film is partly based on the memoirs of Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas. A fusion of dreams, poetry and dramatic scenes depicting Arenas' dirt-poor childhood, his love for literature, his sexual awakening and early enthusiasm for the Cuban Revolution, his persecution by the Castro regime and his struggle for freedom. Javier Bardem was nominated for Best Actor at the 2001 Academy Awards.

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Watch The Movie Show review
Watch interview with Javier Bardem

 

Saturday, 11 October

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

8:35pm, SBS ONE
PG
UK
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Colin Farrell, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Heath Ledger
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
A young boy who goes from living in a wealthy British family in Shanghai, to becoming a prisoner of war in a Japanese internment camp, during World War II.

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Ben X

11:35pm, SBS ONE
M
Belgium
Director: Nic Balthazar
Starring: Greg Timmermans, Marijke Pinoy and Laura Verlinden
What’s it about?
As an alternative to getting bullied at school, Ben, a withdrawn teenager, retreats into a fantasy world of online gaming. After one particularly traumatic incident, he starts to develop suicidal tendencies Then Scarlite comes into his life, and together they devise a plan for revenge. Winner of Most Popular Film at Montréal in 2007.

Skylab

1:20am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Julie Delpy
Starring: Julie Delpy, Eric Elmosnino, Emmanuelle Riva
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
In July 1979, during the summer holidays, in a house somewhere in Brittany, a whole family are gathered to celebrate Granny Amandine's sixty-seventh birthday. Albertine, who was ten years old at the time, vividly recounts this brief but life-changing experience.

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Sunday, 12 October

Corman's World

10:15pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
USA
Director: Alex Stapleton
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
This is the story of the low budget, schlock-horror and B movie maestro Roger Corman, who spawned a generation of American film talent. Includes interviews with Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese and many more.

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Read interview with Roger Corman

 

The Red Baron

11:50pm, SBS ONE
M
Germany
Director: Nikolai Müllerschön
Starring: Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger
What’s it about?
Baron Manfred von Richthofen is the most feared and celebrated pilot of the German air force in World War One. To himself and his companions, air combats are events of a sporty nature, technical challenges that ignore the terrible extent of war. But after being withdrawn from combat by the State, Manfred realises he is only being used for propaganda purposes. Caught between his disgust for the war, and the responsibility for his fighter wing, von Richthofen sets out to fly again.

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Faith

1:15am, SBS 2
M
Germany
Director: Burhan Qurbani
Starring: Carlo Ljubek, Jeremias Acheampong and Maryam Zaree
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted traditions. Nominated for the Golden Bear at Berlin in 2010.