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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21 Oct 2014 - 9:35 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:30 AM

Monday, 27 October

The Easy Way

12:45am, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Jean-Paul Rouve
Starring: Jean-Paul Rouve, Alice Taglioni, Gilles Lellouche
What’s it about?
In 1976, Albert Spaggiari masterminded an extraordinary robbery of a major French bank where the gang walked out with $40 million in cash. Although captured, he managed to escape police custody, fleeing to South America so as to avoid extradition. A police detective, who is obsessed with bringing Spaggiari to justice, eventually tracks him to a small village in South America. Based on a true story.

The Killer

1:20am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Cédric Anger
Starring: Gilbert Melki, Grégoire Colin, Mélanie Laurent
What’s it about?
A businessman, whose shady deals make him the mark of a contract killer, strikes a gentleman's agreement with the hit-man, who gives him a few extra days to organise a money fund for his wife and young daughter

 

Tuesday, 28 October

El Greco

1:20am, SBS 2
PG
Greece
Director: Yannis Smaragdis 
Starring: Nick Ashdon, Juan Diego Botto, Laia Marull
What’s it about?
An epic tale of an uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as 'El Greco'. Set in the 16th century, El Greco's search for freedom and love ranges from the courts of Crete and Venice to Toledo in Spain. Here he is confronted by his greatest adversary: the Holy Inquisition. Winner of ten awards at the 2007 Thessaloniki Film Festival, including Best Film.

 

Wednesday, 29 October

Sightseers

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
UK
Director: Ben Wheatley
Starring: Alice Lowe, Kenneth Hadley, Steve Oram
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
In this black comedy, Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn. 

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

11:00pm, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Julian Schnabel
Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze
What’s it about?
A poignant portrait of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby and his life following a stroke that leaves him paralysed, save the blinking of his eye. A heart-breaking look inside the mind and body of a paralysed man, vividly demonstrating the life that continued to thrive within, and struggle to get out.

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Watch The Movie Show interview with director Julian Schnabel

Army of Darkness

10:10pm, SBS 2
M
USA
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
A hapless housewares clerk is time-warped back to the Dark Ages by the demonic power of the Necronomicon. Now armed with only a '73 Oldsmobile, his trusty chainsaw and a 12-gauge double-barreled S-Mart shotgun, our knuckleheaded hero must battle vicious she-bitches, a diabolical Evil Ash and the relentless hordes of the medieval dead in the most outrageously spectacular horror comedy every made.

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In His Hands

1:10am, SBS 2
MA+15
France
Director: Anne Fontaine
Starring: Isabelle Carré, Benoit Poelvoorde, Jonathan Zaccai
What’s it about?
A gripping, edgy thriller with a twist. With a serial killer on the loose in the French town of Lille, insurance broker Claire cannot help but suspect that her new male acquaintance, intense veterinarian Laurent, may be the deadly killer, particularly when she notices a scalpel in his jacket pocket. Nominated for three César Awards.

 

Thursday, 30 October

Stella

1:55am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Sylvie Verheyde
Starring: Léora Barbara, Mélissa Rodriguès, Guillaume Depardieu
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Paris, 1977. Sassy and streetwise 11-year-old Stella knows poker better than grammar when she starts the year at a prestigious new school. There, she discovers the possibilities of a whole new world outside her parents' bar. Nominated for Best Film at the 2008 Ghent International Film Festival, and winner of Best Screenplay.

Chrysalis

2:05am, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Julien Leclercq
Starring: Albert Dupontel, Marie Guillard, Marthe Keller
What’s it about?
In Paris in the near future, a detective is on the trail of a man who killed his wife and stole the Chrysalis machine, a piece of technology that wipes the contents of a human brain and stores it on a hard drive. The trail leads him to a high tech medical clinic where everything is not what it seems.

 

Friday, 31 October

Evil Dead II

9:20pm, SBS 2
MA+15
USA
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. 

Read feature SBS 2: Marc Fennell’s Movie Slayhem

The Devil's Rejects

10:50pm, SBS 2
MA+15
USA
Director: Rob Zombie
Starring: Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
The murderous, backwoods Firefly family takes to the road to escape a vengeful police force that isn't afraid of being as ruthless as their target.

Halloween

12:45am, SBS 2
MA+15
USA
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
This John Carpenter's thriller forever changed the face of horror. Admired and imitated for over 30 years, original masked monster Michael Myers remains one of the most terrifying creations in film history. On one particularly fraught-filled Halloween night, young Michael Myers brutally slaughtered his sister, terrifying a community and beginning a legacy of terror. Institutionalized for 15 years, Michael breaks out to fulfill his insatiable bloodlust. The only person who understands the murderer behind the mask is psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, who knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield to wreak havoc and spill blood in the long dark shadows of Halloween.

 

Saturday, 1 November

Anonymous

8:30pm, SBS ONE
M
UK
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis
What’s it about?
Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain and Charles Dickens to Henry James and Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

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Lie

10:20pm, SBS 2
M
Puerto Rico
Director: Rafi Mercado
Starring: Maine Anders, Yamil Collazo, Teresa Hernández
What’s it about?
This psychological thriller revolves around Henry, an introverted young artist who, seeking to escape the banality and violence of urban life, begins to blur the distinction between fantasy and reality. When Henry meets sexy and mysterious punk photographer Paula, their mutual attraction soon ensures his hitherto contained existence will soon be torn asunder.

The Promise

11:40pm, SBS ONE
M
China
Director: Chen Kaige
Starring: Cecilia Cheung, Jang Dong-gun, Hiroyuki Sanada
What’s it about?
An epic tale of passion that unfolds against a backdrop of war as a beautiful and mysterious princess becomes the object of affection for three very different men - a powerful duke, a brave general and a lowly slave. Unbeknownst to the men, the princess made a pact with a goddess in her youth where she will forsake the prospect of true love for the promise of riches and power. Nominated for the 2006 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

 

Sunday, 2 November

Medal of Honour

11:45pm, SBS ONE
M
Romania
Director: Calin Peter Netzer
Starring: Victor Rebengiuc, Camelia Zorlescu, Radu Beligan
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
One day Ion, a 75-year-old Romanian man, accidentally receives a Medal of Honour for some 'heroic' actions back in World War Two, times he barely remembers. The medal forces Ion to reconsider his whole life, and ultimately his worth as a human being. Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2009 Thessaloniki Film Festival.