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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4 Nov 2014 - 10:34 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:30 AM

Monday, 10 November

Members of the Funeral

12:45am, SBS ONE
M
South Korea
Director: Baek Seung-bin
Starring: Lee Ju-seung, Kim Byeol, Park Myeong-sin
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
The suicide of a bright schoolboy, 17-year-old Hee-Joon, results in a group of people coming together at his funeral to explore their bonds through a series of flashbacks in this tale of death, literature and family. Winner of the Development Prize at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2009.

Metropia

1:20am, SBS 2
M
Sweden
Director: Tarik Saleh
Voiced by: Vincent Gallo, Juliette Lewis, Alexander Skarsgard
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
In the near future, oil reserves are nearly depleted and Europe is connected by series of underground tunnels. While navigating these tunnels, Roger hears voices, one in particular. Seeking a way to rid himself of the voice only leads Roger deeper into a bizarre conspiracy of control - over mind and body. An animated science-fiction film directed by Tarik Saleh, and inspired by the works of Terry Gilliam.

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Tuesday, 11 November

Turquaze

12:10am, SBS ONE
M
Belgium
Director: Kadir Balci 
Starring: Nihat Altinkaya, Burak Balci and Mustapha Boumourra
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
An exploration of the lives of immigrants who find themselves torn between two lands and cultures, with roots in neither. This moving and romantic drama introduces a trio of Turkish brothers living in Belgium who redefine family dynamics after their father's death.

John Rabe

1:20am, SBS 2
MA+15
Germany
Director: Florian Gallenberger 
Starring: Ulrich Tukur, Daniel Brühl, Steve Buscemi
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
The year is 1937 and German businessman John Rabe has been ordered by the new Nazi regime to close down a vast Siemens plant in Nanking. But as the Imperial Japanese Army storms the region, Rabe defies his motherland and remains in war-ravaged Nanking to protect his loyal Chinese workers. Winner of four German Film Awards in 2009, including Outstanding Feature Film.

 

Wednesday, 12 November

We Are the Night

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Germany
Director: Dennis Gansel
Starring: Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Jennifer Ulrich 
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
One night, 18-year-old Lena is bitten by Louise, leader of a female vampire trio that are as deadly as they are beautiful. Her newfound vampiric lifestyle is a blessing and a curse at the same time. At first, she enjoys the freedom, the luxury and the parties. But soon the murderous blood-lust of the other vampires proves too much for her, and she falls dangerously in love with Tom, a young undercover cop. When she resolves to turn her back on her bloodsucking band of sisters, Louise’s fury knows no bounds. Lena will have to choose between immortal love and immortal life.

Lesbian Vampire Killers

10:20pm, SBS 2
MA+15
UK
Director: Phil Claydon
Starring: Paul McGann, James Corden, MyAnna Buring
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Their women having been enslaved by the local pack of lesbian vampires thanks to an ancient curse, leading the remaining menfolk of a rural town send two hapless young lads out onto the moors as a sacrifice. 

Thirst

11:00pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
South Korea
Director: Park Chan-wook
Starring: Song Kang-ho, Kim Ok-bin, Kim Hae-sook
What’s it about?
Co-winner of the Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, director Park Chan-wook's (Oldboy) story of lust, obsession and revenge follows a priest who becomes infected by the deadly Emmanuel virus and develops an unlikely penchant for blood and sex. 

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Storm

1:15am, SBS 2
M
Germany
Director: Hans-Christian Schmid
Starring: Kerry Fox, Anamaria Marinca, Stephen Dillane
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Hannah Maynard, a prosecutor for the UN International Criminal Court in The Hague, charges a former Serbian general of war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia in the mid-90s. However, her main witness might be lying, so the court sends a team to Bosnia to investigate. Nominated for the Golden Bear at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival.

 

Thursday, 13 November

Lorna's Silence

1:55am, SBS 2
M
Belgium
Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Starring: Arta Dobroshi, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione
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What’s it about?
Arta Dobroshi is hypnotic as Lorna in this 2008 Cannes Film Festival winner. Albanian immigrant Lorna falls under the thumb of a gangster when she participates in a sham marriage to a heroin addict in order to gain permanent residency and a job in Belgium. Winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes in 2008.

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Blind Alley

2:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Spain
Director: Antonio Trashorras
Starring: Ana de Armas, Diego Cadavid, Leonor Varela
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
A young girl finds herself trapped in an isolated laundrette and hunted by a sadistic serial killer over the course of one terrifying night. As the sun rises on her torturous game of cat and mouse, she makes a horrifying discovery about her tormentor’s true nature.

Point Blank

3:25am, SBS ONE
MA+15
France
Director: Fred Cavayé
Starring: Gilles Lellouche, Gérard Lanvin, Roschdy Zem
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
One night happily married nurse Samuel saves the life of a mysterious car-accident victim. He soon realises the man he has saved is a violent criminal and, after his wife is kidnapped, he is drawn into a web of crime and corruption.

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Friday, 14 November

Left Bank

11:20pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Belgium
Director: Pieter Van Hees
Starring: Eline Kuppens, Matthias Schoenaerts, Sien Eggers
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
When 22-year-old Marie discovers that the previous tenant of her boyfriend's apartment had mysteriously vanished without trace, she begins to investigate the circumstances. Becoming completely obsessed, she eventually finds that her new neighbourhood may be a dangerous, satanic place and that some mysteries should be left alone.

20th Century Boys

1:15am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Japan
Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Starring: Toshiaki Karasawa, Etsushi Toyokawa, Takako Tokiwa
What’s it about?
Based on a popular Japanese manga series, this is the first chapter in an epic three-part sci-fi fantasy series. The story begins in 1969 when young Kenji and his friends spend their holidays recording their apocalyptic fantasies in their 'Book of Prophecies'. Years later, a grown-up Kenji is working a menial job. However, when an old classmate dies, a strange series of events is sparked that come straight out of their childhood imaginings.

 

Saturday, 15 November

Shadow Dancer

10:00pm, SBS ONE
M
UK
Director: James Marsh
Starring: Clive Owen, Gillian Anderson, Andrea Riseborough
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
In 1993 Belfast, Collette (Andrea Riseborough) lives with her mother and brothers, all members of the IRA. When she is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA bomb plot in London, Collette is offered a choice: either she spends 25 years in jail, and thus loses everything she loves including her young son, or she becomes an informant for MI5, spying on her own family.

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Nobody Else But You

10:15pm, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Gérald Hustache-Mathieu
Starring: Jean-Paul Rouve, Sophie Quinton, Guillaume Gouix
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Rousseau is a best-selling crime novelist from Paris, who can’t seem to get over his writer’s block. He takes a trip to the coldest village in France, where a local beauty named Candice Lecoeur has been found dead. Candice believed she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe after going under hypnosis, and her death is ruled a suicide cause by sleeping pills. Rousseau doesn’t believe it though, and as the mystery around her death unravels it turns out to be stranger than fiction.

Mad Detective

12:45am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Hong Kong
Director: Johnny To, Ka-Fai Wai
Starring: Ching Wan Lau, Andy On, Ka Tung Lam
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What’s it about?
A rookie cop asks a retired detective inspector to help solve a crime involving a missing police officer and a number of robberies involving the missing officer's gun. The retired detective, Bun, was recognised as a gifted criminal profiler until he went mad several years ago and was forced to retire.

 

Sunday, 16 November

Cloud 9

11:25pm, SBS ONE
M
Germany
Director: Andreas Driesen
Starring: Ursula Werner, Horst Rehberg, Horst Westphal
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Inge, a woman in her sixties, is torn between a passionate affair with an older man who has revived her spirit, and a safe but predictable 30-year marriage. Winner of Un Certain Regard at the 2008 Cannes International Film Festival.

Control

1:10am, SBS ONE
MA+15
UK
Director: Anton Corbijn
Starring: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Alexandra Maria Lara
What’s it about?
A stunning and profoundly moving biopic of Joy Division front man Ian Curtis, a tortured soul who committed suicide on the eve of the band's first US tour. Nominated for two BAFTAS and winner of four British Independent Film Awards.

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Little White Lies

1:15am, SBS 2 
MA+15
France
Director: Guillaume Canet
Starring: Marion Cotillard, François Cluzet, Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
When charismatic party man Ludo leaves a Paris nightclub one evening, he is involved in a car accident that leaves him comatose in hospital. He’s visited by his group of long-time friends, who decide the crash shouldn’t stop them from embarking on their long-awaited summer vacation. Once the group of families and friends arrive at the holiday house, tensions begin to fray and underlying passions and truths come to the surface.

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