The selection at SBS On Demand just got bigger and stronger with this new batch of free movies.
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23 Oct 2014 - 5:01 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:30 AM

Character

The bailiff Dreverhaven is a tyrant in his realm. His housekeeper Joba bears his child but wants nothing more to do with him. His son, Jacob, is an eager student and after a bankruptcy caused by Dreverhaven, Jacob decides to become a lawyer. To achieve his goal, he must ignore his beloved Lorna and the death of his mother.


The Red Balloon

Albert Lamorisse celebrates the experience of childhood in his 1956 Oscar-winning short classic about a young boy who develops a friendship with a red balloon that follows him around the gloomy streets of post-war Paris.


Gypsy

Set in the labyrinthine gypsy surrounds of Granada, Andres Heredia, a young gypsy flamenco musician, is framed by Chino, a corrupt policeman. He is sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. Upon his release, Andres wants to forget his past and begin again, but he is a gypsy and gypsy law requires him to restore his family's honour. Directed by Manuel Palacios and stars Joaquin Cortes, Marta Belaustegui and Laetitia Casta.


The Last Flight

Starring French star couple Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet, this movie follows aviator Marie Vallières de Beaumont, who goes on a journey to find her lover after his plane disappears in the Sahara. After her plane is forced down in the Ténéré, she meets Lieutenant Chauvet of the French Camel Corps who joins in the hunt for Lancaster. As the two endure hardships in the desert, they begin to develop feelings for each other.


M.W.

On an island in the Pacific, two boys survive a horrific chemical weapons experiment. Yutaro grows up to become a Catholic priest and Yuki becomes a serial killer. As an unconventional cop and a solitary reporter close in on Yuki, Yutaro is torn between salvation and the law. Based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka. Directed by Hitoshi Iwamoto and stars Hiroshi Tamaki and Takayuki Yamada. 


Maradona

This documentary, directed by the award-winning Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica (Arizona Dream, Underground), follows soccer champion Diego Maradona who, from legend to addict to political firebrand, managed to remain a revered cultural icon despite his many falls from grace. 


Meet the Head of Juan Perez

After a dreadful economic crisis, the Aztlan Circus begins to layoff artists from its show. To keep his place in the company, Juan Perez promises to deliver a sensational beheading act. With no money to build a guillotine for his magic act, the magician breaks into a museum to steal an original 16th Century guillotine that carries a deadly curse upon it. 


Sacrifice

Tu'an Gu, a general of the Zhou dynasty, poisons the duke and diverts blame onto the Zhao family. The Zhao's family are massacred and Zhao Wu, the only survivor, pledges vengeance. Based on the Yuan Dynasty play 'The Orphan of Zhao'. Directed by Chen Kaige and stars Ge You, Wang Xueqi and Huang Xiaoming. 


Teddy Bear

In this Danish movie, Dennis, 38, lives alone with his mother in Copenhagen. He has never had a girlfriend and when his uncle returns with a girl from Thailand, he travels to Pattaya to find love. There his naive notions of love challenged are by intrusive women, until he meets Toi. Directed by Mads Matthiesen and stars Kim Kold, David Winters and Lamaiporn Hougaard.


Onegin

This movie, adapted from the Russian novel by Alexander Pushkin, tells the story of Evgeny Onegin (Ralph Fiennes) who, bored with life in St Petersburg, moves to the countryside where he's inherited an estate from a wealthy uncle. There he strikes up a friendship with neighbour Vladimir, an aspiring poet whose love for his fiancee Olga (Lena Headey) charms Onegin out of his cynicism. When Olga's sister Tatyana (Liv Tyler) declares her love for Onegin, he rejects her and begins flirting openly with Olga.


Scotland, PA

In Billy Morrissette's modern version of Shakespeare's MacBeth, set in the '70s in a small town of Pennsylvania, young Joe Mcbeth (James Le Gros) works at a fast-food outlet. When he doesn't obtain the promotion he was hoping for, he is persuaded by Pat (Maura Tierney), his ambitious wife, to kill his boss. He then takes over the business and invents the drive-in, the Big Mac and reigns over the burger world. But a vegetarian policeman (Christopher Walken) gets on his case. 


Berberian Sound Studio

It's 1976 and introverted UK sound engineer Gilderoy leaves his job in nature documentaries to work on a horror film in Italy. Gilderoy composes bloodcurdling sounds, but soon life begins to imitate art as both time and realities shift. Winner Best Director and Best Actor at the 2012 British Independent Film Awards.


A Dirty Carnival

In this South-Korean noir, Byung-Du is a 29-year-old criminal, who works for a middle-rank enforcer in order to support his a terminally ill mother and his younger siblings. When the big boss is threatened by a public prosecutor, Byung-Du offers him his services and earns his respect. However, troubles start when friend Min-ho asks him to be a consultant for his debut gangster movie.


The Illusionist

A sumptuous, melancholy animated film by Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville) about a struggling French illusionist, who tries to find an audience in the Scottish Hebrides only to discover a young fan who transforms his life. Based on an original script by Jacques Tati (My Uncle), who was inspired by his own relationship with his estranged daughter.


The Signal

In this three-part horror film, the citizens of Terminus have fallen prey to a mysterious transmission that transforms normal people into rampaging psychopaths. Ben has managed to avoid the signal and he's determined to rescue the woman he loves.


The Mule

In this movie based on true events, a reporter (Sharon Stone) learns that her brother in Mexico has gone missing and goes searching for him. There, she is faced with the brutal reality of the desperate people who risk their lives to cross the US/Mexican border, one of the most dangerous places on earth.


War Games 

A group of friends visit a national park to spend the day playing a war game using replica weapons and plastic bullets. When they stumble into the hunting ground of three sadistic ex soldiers, the war game turns into a terrifying reality as they are hunted down one by one and fight for their survival.

 

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