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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7 Oct 2014 - 4:23 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:30 AM

Monday, 13 October

35 Shots of Rum

12:40am, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Claire Denis
Starring: Alex Descas, Mati Diop, Nicole Dogue
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
A bittersweet story of an inevitable phase in family life, explored through the loving relationship between a widowed father and his adoring daughter living in an apartment in the suburbs of Paris. Winner of the Special Jury Award at the Gijón International Film Festival in 2008.

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Crossfire

1:15am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Claude-Michel Rome
Starring: Richard Berry, Pascal Elbé, Zabou Breitman
What’s it about?
A grizzled Parisian cop, Commander Drieu, is sent to an outpost town in the south of France to dismantle a gang of killers. To add to his woes, he inherits a team of unmotivated and dishevelled detectives at a soon-to-be abandoned police station.

 

Tuesday, 14 October

Swing

1:10am, SBS ONE
PG
France
Director: Tony Gatlif
Starring: Oscar Copp, Lou Rech, Tchavolo Schmitt
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Max, a 10-year-old boy, falls in love with Gypsy music when he hears an impoverished guitar virtuoso play. Making his way to the wrong side of the town, Max begs the guitarist to teach him the instrument in exchange for helping the illiterate man draft letters to the ever-present social security department.

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Wednesday, 15 October

Cabin Fever

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
USA
Director: Eli Roth
Starring: Jordan Ladd, Rider Strong, James DeBello
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?

A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals. 

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

10:15pm, SBS 2
MA+15
USA
Director: Tobe Hooper
Starring: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.

Feature: Why The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is the Best Horror Movie Ever Made

Hunger

11:00pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Ireland
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon
What’s it about?
The final months of Bobby Sands, the Irish Republican Army activist who protested his treatment at the hands of British prison guards with a hunger strike, are chronicled in this historical drama, the first feature film from artist-turned-filmmaker Steve McQueen. Nominated for the 2009 BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film.

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Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story

12:45am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Egypt
Director: Yousry Nasrallah
Starring: Mona Zaki, Mahmoud Hemida, Hassan El Raddad
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Newly married Hebba is the popular host of a Cairo television talk show whose tendency to tackle sensitive political issues rubs the country's leaders the wrong way. Her husband Karim, meanwhile, is an ambitious journalist happy to ingratiate himself with any political figure who can advance his career. Told that his wife's show may hurt his chances, he tries to steer her away from politics into personal stories.

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Thursday, 16 October

The Women on the 6th Floor

1:15am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Philippe Le Guay
Starring: Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain, Natalia Verbeke
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
In Paris, 1962, wealthy stockbroker Jean-Louis lives a staid and bourgeois existence with his perfectly-presented socialite wife. But when the family's maid abandons them, into the residence comes Maria, who is young, hardworking and - quelle horreur! - Spanish. Forming a friendship with the other maids on the 6th floor, Maria soon sweeps the conservative Jean-Louis up into their wild and fun-loving world.

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Deliver Us from Evil

2:20am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Norway
Director: Ole Bornedal
Starring: Lasse Rimmer, Lene Nystrom, Fanny Bornedal
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Waves of vengeance permeate a small Danish village when a pseudo-Nazi trucker kills the wife of an ex-army major and frames his crime on a Bosnian refugee suffering from post-traumatic stress. Winner of two Bodil Awards in 2010.

 

Friday, 17 October

Eloise

11:20pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Spain
Director: Jesús Garay
Starring: Diana Gómez, Ariadna Cabrol, Laura Conejero
What’s it about?
Eighteen-year-old Asia is hospitalised and in a coma after a serious accident. Through flashbacks we learn of her feelings for a another woman. For Asia, what began as the typical existence of a high school senior is forever changed after a first encounter with the stunning Eloise. Introducing Asia to the world of art and seducing her with the wild underbelly of bars and clubs, Eloise ignites passions in her she never thought possible.


Saturday, 18 October

Barney's Version

8:35pm, SBS ONE
M
Canada
Director: Richard J. Lewis
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Minnie Driver, Dustin Hoffman
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
A touching life story of an impulsive, blunt and irrepressible character who behind his gruff exterior is a kind, romantic man who dearly loves his family and friends. Paul Giamatti delivers a stunning performance in this sensational, unusual and thrilling biopic. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2010 Venice Film Festival.

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Blog: Why You Should Watch Barney's Version

Miss Bala

10:20pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Mexico
Director: Gerardo Naranjo
Starring: Stephanie Sigman, Irene Azuela, Jose Yenque
What’s it about?
Laura is a young woman whose only dream is to become a beauty queen. When she enters the Miss Baja California competition, she meets drug-trafficker Lino and is pulled into the criminal underworld after witnessing a series of horrific murders. Soon the beautiful Laura is an unwilling participant in the rampant drug world of Mexico. Based on a true story, this acclaimed film produced by actors Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2011.

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White as Snow

11:45pm, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Christophe Blanc
Starring: François Cluzet, Olivier Gourmet, Louise Bourgoin
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Director Christophe Blanc delivers a fast-past thriller set to a background of Finland's stunning landscape. High-end car dealership owner Maxime is pursued by Finnish gangsters over unsatisfactory cars his dead partner sold them.

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Sunday, 19 October

Being Elmo

10:10pm, SBS ONE
G
USA
Director: Constance Marks
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Most parents are very much aware of Elmo, the child-like fuzzy red Muppet who has become a favourite among Sesame Street's youthful audience. Far fewer people know the name Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who breathes the life and soul into Elmo. In this documentary, discover the man behind the Muppet, and find that he is as lovable, wise and infinitely positive as his famous character.

 

Lou

1:15am, SBS 2
M
Australia
Director: Belinda Chayko
Starring: Emily Barclay, John Hurt, Lily Bell Tindley
What’s it about?
After her father walks out, 11-year-old Lou retreats from the world and refuses to trust those around her, even her own mother who she blames for the break-up. When her estranged grandfather, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer's, returns and confuses her for his long departed wife, Lou plays along. Nominated for three Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards in 2011, including Best Screenplay.

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One for the Road

1:40am, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Philippe Godeau
Starring: Francois Cluzet, Melanie Thierry, Michel Vuillermoz
What’s it about?
Herve is an alcoholic headed for self-destruction: his drinking is ruining his marriage, his family, and his journalistic career. When he checks himself into a detox centre, he meets a quirky group of fellow sufferers who show him the harsh realities of falling off the wagon one too many times.