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

18 Nov 2014 - 5:02 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:30 AM

Monday, 24 November

My Year Without Sex

12:40am, SBS ONE
M
Australia
Director: Sarah Watt
Starring: Sacha Horler, Matt Day, Jonathan Segat
What’s it about?
Loving couple Natalie and Ross find their lives turned upside down when Natalie suffers an aneurysm that will prevent them from having sex for an entire year. Coping with spirited children, a tight family budget and job insecurity are common challenges for your typical parent, but for Natalie and Ross, things are about to get a little more complicated. Nominated for two AFI Awards in 2009.

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Watch interview with director Sarah Watt

Chameleon

1:20am, SBS 2
MA+15
Hungary
Director: Krisztina Goda
Starring: Ervin Nagy, Gabriella Hamori, Zsolt Trill
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
While cleaning offices at night, Zsolt Kovacs learns a lot about his employers by examining what they leave behind, then he carefully chooses his targets, often vulnerable women, to seduce and swindle. When he begins work in a psychologist's practice, he meets Hanna, a 30 year-old who is physically incapacitated and the daughter of a millionaire. The ideal victim if love doesn't get in the way.

 

Tuesday, 25 November

Lou

12:00am, SBS ONE
M
Australia
Director: Belinda Chayko 
Starring: Emily Barclay, John Hurt, Lily Bell Tindley
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
After her father walks out, 11-year-old Lou retreats from the world and refuses to trust those around her, even her own mother who she blames for the break-up. When her estranged grandfather, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer's, returns and confuses her for his long departed wife, Lou plays along. Nominated for three Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards in 2011, including Best Screenplay.

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An Ordinary Execution

1:15am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Marc Dugain
Starring: André Dussollier, Marina Hands, Edouard Baer
What’s it about?
Having exiled all of the Jewish doctors from Russia, Joseph Stalin finds his health quickly fading. He turns to a bold young doctor who has a good reputation, and a long list of enemies. While treating the paranoid dictator, she is forced listen to his twisted philosophies and becomes caught in his web of oppression.

 

Wednesday, 26 November

Kiss of the Damned

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
USA
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Starring: Joséphine de La Baume, Milo Ventimiglia, Roxane Mesquida
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Vampire Djuna resists the advances of Paolo, but soon gives in to their passion. When her trouble-making sister unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna's love is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered.

Lust, Caution

1:10am, SBS 2
MA+15
Hong Kong
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Wei Tang, Joan Chen
What’s it about?
A Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated espionage thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai, in which a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr Yee. 

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Watch original Movie Show review
Watch interview with director Ang Lee and cast
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Lust, Caution

Last Ride

1:15am, SBS ONE
M
Australia
Director: Glendyn Ivin
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
When his father bundles him into the car in the middle of the night, ten-year-old Chook knows something is wrong. On the run from the law after committing a violent crime, the father and son escape into the Australian desert and must face up to their troubled relationship in order to survive. This acclaimed Australian film is an unforgettable love story between parent and child.

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Watch interview with director Glendyn Ivin

  

Thursday, 27 November

Snowtown

12:55am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Australia
Director: Justin Kurzel
Starring: Lucas Pittaway, Bob Adriaens, Louise Harris
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Based on true events, 16-year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighbourhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder. Winner of six Australian Film Institute awards in 2012, including Best Direction.

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Watch interview with director Justin Kurzel and writer Shaun Grant

Departures

1:10am, SBS 2
M
Japan
Director: Yojiro Takita
Starring: Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Daigo, a depressed and unemployed cellist, inadvertently finds himself after he takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. This exploration into Japanese perceptions surrounding death won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Lake Mungo

3:05am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Australia
Director: Joel Anderson
Starring: Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin Sharpe
What’s it about?
When sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local dam, the coroner returns a verdict of accidental death. Not long after the funeral, her family experiences a series of strange and inexplicable events centred in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic, who discovers that Alice led a secret, double life.

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Friday, 28 November

Sex, Parties and Lies

11:20pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Spain
Director: Alfonso Albacete, David Menkes
Starring: Mario Casas, Ana de Armas, Yon González
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
A big box office hit in Spain, this is a no-holds barred look at the exploits of a group of sexy Spanish twenty-somethings discovering life and experimenting with drugs, clubs and sex in the steamy coastal town of Alicante. 

20th Century Boys: The Final Chapter

1:20am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Japan
Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Starring: Toshiaki Karasawa, Etsushi Toyokawa, Takako Tokiwa
What’s it about?
This epic sci-fi fantasy trilogy concludes in a virus-plagued Tokyo that has been isolated from the rest of the world as the evil ruler Friend foresees a violent alien invasion. Meanwhile, Kanna has joined a militant underground resistance group and conspires to lead a gang of armed Tokyo residents against Friend’s oppressive regime, while Kenji comes back from the presumed dead with an axe to grind.

 

Saturday, 29 November

The Whistleblower

8:30pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
USA
Director: Larysa Kondracki
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex scandal.

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Accident

10:20pm, SBS 2
MA+15
HongKong
Director: Pou-Soi Cheang
Starring: Louis Koo, Richie Ren, Shui-Fan Fung
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
The Brain is renowned in Hong Kong’s crime circles for being a hitman who can pull off a murder by making it look like an accident. During one of his highly organised “accidents”, a bus loses control and nearly kills The Brain. Convinced that his near-death experience was actually an orchestrated attempt to kill him, he begins to investigate his clients to trace the would-be culprit.

Mother Fish

12:55am, SBS ONE
M
Australia
Director: Khoa Do
Starring: Kathy Nguyen, Sheena Pham, Hien Nguyen
What’s it about?
The story of four refugees fleeing Vietnam in 1980, Mother Fish goes inside the mind of Kim, one of the survivors. The present melds with the past as unassuming factory worker Kim relives the harrowing sea journey that she and her sister undertook in a creaky river boat in search of a better life.

Watch interview with director Khoa Do and executive producer Matthew Reilley
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Sunday, 30 November

Red Like the Sky

11:15pm, SBS ONE
PG
Italy
Director: Cristiano Bortone
Starring: Francesco Campobasso, Luca Capriotti, Marco Cocci
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Inspired by the true story of Mirco Mencacci, one of the most gifted Italian sound editors working today. This touching journey follows a young boy as he learns to cope with blindness after a gunshot accident that damages his eyesight. Winner of 15 film awards, including the Audience Award at the 2008 Sydney Film Festival.

Shall We Kiss?

1:05am, SBS ONE
PG
France
Director: Emmanuel Mouret
Starring: Julie Gayet, Michael Cohen, Virginie Ledoyen
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What’s it about?
Two strangers, Emilie and Gabriel, who end up attracted to each other, even though they both are involved in relationships with others. When Gabriel asks Emilie for a kiss goodnight after a dinner together, she refuses, explaining that a single kiss can alter a life.

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A Family

2:50am, SBS ONE 
M
Denmark
Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Starring: Jesper Christensen, Lene Maria Christensen, Johan Philip Asbæk
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
When her charismatic but dominating father falls seriously ill, Ditte, the youngest of a successful Danish family, faces the agonizing choice between pursuing her own dream job and life in New York or continuing the legacy of her family.