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

14 Oct 2014 - 10:20 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:30 AM

Monday, 20 October

The Killer Queen

12:45am, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Rodolphe Tissot
Starring: Adrienne Pauly, Guillaume Denaiffe, Maurice Bénichou
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Mathilde, despite her nurse's diploma, is a 30 year-old struggling when it comes to work. She discovers poker when she becomes pregnant. Her nickname, La Tueuse (The Killer), is due to the pitiless way she destroys her opponents at the gaming table. But Mathilde becomes addicted to the game and her life turns upside down.

Film Noir

1:15am, SBS 2
MA+15
USA
Director: D. Jud Jones, Risto Topaloski
Starring: Mark Keller, Bettina Devin, Roger Jackson
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Private detective Sam Ruben comes to after a knock in the head underneath the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. He is suffering from amnesia and beside him lays a dead cop. Now everyone is trying to kill him and he doesn't know why. The classic film noir milieu now comes to you in the form of an animated feature.

 

Tuesday, 21 October

Prima Primavera

1:10am, SBS 2
M
Hungary
Director: János Edelényi
Starring: Andor Lukáts, Vesela Kazakova, Antonie Kamerling
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Gabor is a middle-aged, simple-minded man who witnesses a bank robbery during which his mother is killed by one of the robbers. In fear for his life, he joins forces with a young con-women and embarks on a cross-border journey to Serbia to escape the killers who are after them.

Claustrophobia

2:10am, SBS ONE
PG
Hong Kong
Director: Ivy Ho
Starring: Karena Lam, Ekin Cheng, Felix Lok
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
A quiet observation of the defining moments of an illicit affair between a married man and his secretary through a series of flashbacks and periodic snippets of innocent conversations and meaningful glances. Nominated for three Hong Kong Film Awards in 2009.


Wednesday, 22 October

Saw

9:00pm, SBS 2
MA+15
USA
Director: James Wan
Starring: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed 'Jigsaw'. The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.

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Videodrome

10:55pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Canada
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits
What’s it about?
A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. 

Teza

12:55am, SBS ONE
M
Ethiopia
Director: Haike Gerima
Starring: Aran Arefe, Abiye Tedla
What’s it about?
As students in Germany in the 1970s, Anberber and his friends are Ethiopian intellectuals in exile. Motivated by a profound sense of idealism, they return to Ethiopia after Haile Selassie is deposed. But they quickly find that they are out of place in their own country and at odds with the political mood of the day. When Anberber returns to Germany, he finds that he is not accepted there either.

Female Agents

1:15am, SBS 2
MA+15
France
Director: Jean-Paul Salome
Starring: Sophie Marceau, Marie Gillain, Deborah Francois
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
In 1944, a group of French female resistance fighters are recruited by the British Secret Service to rescue a geologist who holds secrets to the impending Normandy landing. They soon find their mission must continue to Paris for the dangerous task of assassinating an SS Colonel. Celebrates the lesser-told role of girl power in the famous Normandy landing.

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Thursday, 23 October

Heaven, Hell... Earth

1:50am, SBS 2
M
Slovakia
Director: Laura Siváková
Starring: Zuzana Kanóczová, Bronislaw Wroclawski, Jiri Korn
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
In the cinematic vein of Amelie, a passionate affair between a charismatic middle-aged physician and a vulnerable young ballerina comes to a crashing halt when the physician's wife returns home. 

The Double Hour

2:00am, SBS ONE
M
Italy
Director: Giuseppe Capotondi
Starring: Filippo Timi, Kseniya Rappoport, Antonia Truppo
What’s it about?
A chambermaid and a former cop meet at a speed dating event and a romance develops. But during a romantic getaway things suddenly take a turn for the worse when her mysterious past is revealed. This fast-paced thriller won Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Film at the 2009 Venice Film Festival.

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Friday, 24 October

Student Services

11:50pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
France
Director: Emmanuelle Bercot
Starring: Déborah François, Mathieu Demy, Alain Cauchi
What’s it about?
Nineteen-year-old Laura desperately wants to do well in university. She works part-time but cannot make ends meet. Out of options, she responds to the personal ad of middle-aged Joe, who agrees to pay for 'tender moments'. Laura promises herself it will only happen once, but three days later she is back in a hotel room with Joe and her downward spiral begins.


Saturday, 25 October

Agora

8:30pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Spain
Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac
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What’s it about?
A historical drama set in 4th century AD Roman Egypt, about a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy and mathematics professor, Hypatia of Alexandria. Winner of seven Spanish Goya Awards in 2010.

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Cracks in the Shell

10:20pm, SBS 2
M
Germany
Director: Christian Schwochow
Starring: Stine Fischer Christensen, Ulrich Noethen, Dagmar Manzel
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
After growing up in Denmark, young actress Fine returns to her family in Germany and takes up drama classes. Despite tireless work, her teacher crushingly announces that she is 'invisible' on stage, and she feels defeated until a renowned theatre director casts her in his play. Believing this could be her big break, she begins to lose herself in the complicated role of the sexually aggressive Camilla. Her grip on reality begins to fray, as the role takes over her life with dangerous consequences.

Till Faith Do Us Part

11:40pm, SBS ONE
M
Germany
Director: Nikolaus Stein von Kamienski
Starring: Silke Bodenbender, Felix Klare, Nina Kunzendorf
What’s it about?
Frank and his wealthy wife Gine join Scientology. Frank gradually becomes disillusioned with the organisation but Gine becomes more and more in its thrall. When they separate, Frank fights for sole custody of their young daughter. Based on a true story.

 

Sunday, 26 October

Project Nim

10:10pm, SBS ONE
M
UK
Director: James Marsh
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
The story of a radical 1970s experiment to break down the barrier between man and his closest animal relative: the chimpanzee.

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Bellamy

11:55pm, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Claude Chabrol
Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac, Jacques Gamblin
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
As he does every year, chief inspector Paul Bellamy spends a few days with his wife, Françoise, in the family house in Nimes. Currently investigating a man who has 'disappeared' while suspected of insurance fraud and murder, he becomes distracted when his good-for-nothing stepbrother, Jacques, turns up unannounced.

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Captain Abu Raed

1:55am, SBS ONE
M
Jordan
Director: Amin Matalqa
Starring: Nadim Sawalha, Rana Sultan, Hussein Al-Sous
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
When an old airport janitor finds a captain's hat in the trash, he entertains the poor neighbourhood kids in his Jordanian village with fictional tales about his life as a pilot. One pragmatic boy, however, refuses to play along. Winner of the Audience Award for World Cinema (Dramatic) at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.