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

28 Oct 2014 - 2:30 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:30 AM

Monday, 3 November

The Architect

12:50am, SBS ONE
M
Germany
Director: Ina Weisse
Starring: Josef Bierbichler, Hilde van Mieghem, Sophie Rois
What’s it about?
When a successful architect's long-hidden family secrets are revealed at his estranged mother's funeral, his wife and children begin to experience a rapid emotional decline. Winner of Best Supporting Actress (Sophie Rois) at the 2009 German Film Awards.

Headhunter

1:20am, SBS 2
M
Denmark
Director: Rumle Hammerich
Starring: Lars Mikkelsen, Charlotte Munck, Henning Moritzen
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Headhunter Martin Vinge finds himself thrown into a world of corporate intrigue and dirty tricks when he is employed by an elderly billionaire wanting to overthrow his untrustworthy heir. Nominated for four 2010 Bodil Awards, including Best Film.

 

Tuesday, 4 November

Shadows in the Palace

12:10am, SBS ONE
MA+15
South Korea
Director: Kim Mee-jeung 
Starring: Park Jin-hie Park, Jeon Hye-jin, Yun Se-ah
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Set during Korea's Chosun Period. When a personal maid to the King's concubine is found hanged in her quarters, the hidden dynamics between the court maids of the Korean royal family uncovers a tangled web of murder and deception.

Autumn

1:20am, SBS 2
M
India
Director: Aamir Bashir 
Starring: Shahnawaz Bhat, Mohammad Amir Naji, Shamim Basharat
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Rafiq and his family are struggling to come to terms with the disappearance of his older brother Tauqir, a photographer, who is one of the thousands of young men who have gone missing since the onset of the militant insurgency in Kashmir. After an unsuccessful attempt to cross the border into Pakistan, to become a militant, Rafiq returns home to an aimless existence. One day, he finds his brother's old camera.

 

Wednesday, 5 November

From Dusk Till Dawn

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
USA
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: George Clooney, Quentin Tarentino, Salma Hayek
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
This follows the story of two dangerous outlaws, who kidnap a family and head south to a seedy Mexican bar to hide out in safety. Before long it becomes apparent that the place they've entered is not your average seed bar; the entire place to teem with vicious, blood-sucking vampires. With the odds stacked greatly against them, the Gecko brothers are forced to team up with their hostages if they stand any chance of getting out alive.

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Outrage

11:00pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Japan
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Kippei Shîna, Ryô Kase
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Takeshi Kitano’s latest yakuza film after Brother, this is the story of a struggle for power between the heads of Tokyo’s gangs. When gang leader Ototomo learns that his right-hand-man Ikemoto has forged an alliance with the drug-dealing Murase family, he is not pleased. The ensuing retaliation triggers violent killings and territorial invasions, while the police are too corrupt to intervene.

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Farewell

1:20pm, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Christian Carion
Starring: Emir Kusturica, Willem Dafoe, Guillaume Canet
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
This compelling French spy thriller tells the true story of little-known KGB Colonel Sergei Grigoriev. Growing increasingly disillusioned with the Soviet government during the darkest days of the Cold War, the veteran Russian spy turns double agent and leaks state secrets to the West via the ear of French businessman, Pierre Froment.

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Native Dancer

3:25am, SBS ONE
M
Kazakhstan
Director: Guka Omarova
Starring: Nesipkul Omarbekova, Farkhat Amankulov, Almat Ayanov
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
This captivating story highlights the clash between old Kazakh customs and the new Kazakhstan through the eyes of an elderly shaman. For years, Aidai, a medicine woman, has been serving her local Kazakh community and living on land that belongs to rich businessman, Batyr. But now local gangsters decide that Batyr's land would be a prime location for a petrol station and motel.

 

Thursday, 6 November

Summer Hours

1:55am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Olivier Assayas
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jérémie Renier
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother's succession. As the treasured heirlooms of a romantic family past drift away, the siblings must confront the value of their memories.

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Friday, 7 November

Inju, the Beast in the Shadow

11:20pm, SBS 2
MA+15
France
Director: Barbet Schroeder
Starring: Benoît Magimel, Lika Minamoto, Shun Sugata
What’s it about?
Benoît Magimel stars as a naive French novelist who travels to Japan to promote his new book. While there, he also hopes to meet his idol, the mysterious Japanese writer Shindei Oe. Shindei Oe, however, turns out to be as evil and manipulative as the characters in his novels. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2008.

7 Days

1:15am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Canada
Director: Daniel Grou
Starring: Claude Legault, Rémy Girard, Martin Dubreuil
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Bruno Hamel lives an uneventful life as a surgeon with a beautiful family and a home in suburbia. But his world is torn apart when his young daughter Jasmine is raped and murdered. When the prime suspect is arrested, Bruno decides to take justice into his own hands and captures him on the way to the trial. Taking him to a secluded cabin in the woods, he gets a message to police that he plans to torture him for seven days and then kill him in return for his daughter’s murder. Police start the hunt to find him before the seven days run out, and Bruno can go through with the final act.

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Saturday, 8 November

Drive

10:00pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
USA
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
A Hollywood stunt driver by day moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver-for-hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA's most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbour, Irene. When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best - drive. Winner of Best Director at Cannes Film Festival.

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The Fourth State

10:20pm, SBS 2
M
Germany
Director: Dennis Gansel
Starring: Moritz Bleibtreu, Kasia Smutniak, Max Riemelt
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Paul Jensen, a German tabloid journalist, moves to Russia and begins work at a gossip magazine in Moscow. Paul’s life is turned upside-down when he meets Katja, a beautiful activist who convinces him to run a politically oriented obituary in the magazine - an act that triggers a series of rapid-fire events in Paul’s life. Left to his own devices and on the run in the merciless Russian metropolis, Paul soon realises that he must face his own past to solve the political conspiracy against him.

Could This Be Love?

12:40am, SBS ONE
PG
France
Director: Pierre Jolivet
Starring: Vincent Lindon, Sandrine Bonnaire, François Berléand
What’s it about?
Wealthy businessman Lucas becomes smitten with Elsa, the artist he's hired to make a floor mosaic in the lobby of his company headquarters. Still traumatised by the effect of a previous relationship, he assigns his gadget-obsessed head of security, Roland, to spy on her and record her every move. Vincent Lindon leads an all-star cast in this light-hearted romantic comedy.

 

Sunday, 9 November

The Gatekeepers

10:30pm, SBS ONE
M
USA
Director: Dror Moreh
What’s it about?
In this 2012 documentary, six former heads of Israel's internal secret service agency exclusively reflect on their successes and failures to maintain security, providing a timely perspective on the recent in the Gaza Strip. These six men individually and as a group have come to reconsider their hard-line positions and advocate a conciliatory approach toward their enemies based on a two-state solution. Ever since the Six Day War, however, the internal security force known as the Shin Bet has come to dominate the discussion among Israel’s policy makers. This documentary tells the story of the Shin Bet, perhaps the most active and certainly the most secretive of Israel’s security forces, and through a series of candid interviews, it tells it from the perspectives of its leaders who, more than anyone, received the trust of the country’s political elites.

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I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster

12:20am, SBS ONE
M
Romania
Director: Samuel Benchetrit
Starring: Anna Mouglalis, Edouard Baer, Jean Rochefort
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Told in four vignettes, this existential comedy relates the exploits of four aspiring criminals who hope to improve their lot, but find that they might not have what it takes for a life of crime. Winner of the World Cinema Screenwriting Award at Sundance in 2008.

Ricky

1:15am, SBS 2 
M
France
Director: François Ozon
Starring: Alexandra Lamy, Sergi López, Mélusine Mayance
Available now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
From acclaimed director François Ozon comes this surprising tale of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. When everyday factory workers Katie and Paco meet, they fall in love and marry. From this union a very unusual child is born: Ricky - a boy with special powers. Nominated for the Golden Bear at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival.