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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28 Nov 2014 - 12:24 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:31 AM

Monday, 1 December

Best of Times

12:55am, SBS ONE
M
Thailand
Director: Yongyoot Thongkongtoon
Starring: Arak Amornsupasiri, Yarinda Bunnag, Sansanee Wattanakul
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about? 
Keng is a mild-mannered vet sentenced to do community work for drink driving. He is assigned to teach seniors how to use computers. Before long, he finds himself playing a part in the blossoming romance of two of his pupils. Meanwhile, Keng is having relationship troubles of his own - he is in love with his best friend’s ex-wife. Thailand’s nomination for the 2010 Academy Awards.

The Red Riding Trilogy - 1974

1:20am, SBS 2
MA+15
UK
Director:
 Julian Jarrold
Starring:
 John Henshaw, Andrew Garfield, David Morrissey
What's it about?
Set in Yorkshire against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Ripper murders - but more a tale of the time and the rampant police corruption that marred it, this is the first part of a trilogy of films adapted from a series of novels by David Pearce. The story centres on young Yorkshire journalist trying to solve the increasingly vexing case of a serial killer on the loose.

 

Tuesday, 2 December

Undertow

12:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Peru
Director:
 Javier Fuentes-León
Starring: 
Cristian Mercado, Tatiana Astengo and Manolo Cardona
What's it about?
An unusual ghost story set in a small Peruvian fishing village; a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover with his town's rigid traditions. Winner of the Audience Award for World Cinema at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Those Who Remain

12:55am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: 
Anne Le Ny
Starring:
 Vincent Lindon, Emmanuelle Devos and Yeelem Jappain
What's it about?
Meeting in the hospital where their partners are being treated for a terminal illness, Bertrand and Lorraine strike up a mutually supportive relationship based on their joint guilt at being healthy in this place of sickness. But things become complicated when their relationship becomes physical. Nominated for three awards at the 2008 César Awards, including Best First Film.

Wednesday, 3 December

Ill Manors

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
UK
Director: 
Ben Drew
Starring: 
Riz Ahmed, Sliem Ben-Salah, Ed Skrein
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Welcome to London, 2012. Home of the Olympic Games. Behind the veil of newly injected prosperity lies a community that's impossible to enter and even harder to escape. Set on the unforgiving streets of London, this unique crime thriller follows six disparate lives, all struggling to survive the circles of violence that engulf them.

Nil By Mouth

10:40pm, SBS 2
MA+15
UK
Director: Gary Oldman
Starring: Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke, Charlie Creed-Miles
What's it about?
In a working class London district lives Raymond, his wife Valerie, her brother Billy, Valerie and Billy's mother Janet, and their grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict whom Raymond kicks out. The family is dysfunctional, mostly due to Raymond's short temper and violent outbursts.

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Watch interview with director Gary Oldman

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Bullhead

11:55pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Belgium
Director:
 Michael R. Roskam
Starring:
 Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeanne Dandoy, Jeroen Perceval
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Jacky, a young Belgian cattle farmer, is approached by a dodgy veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader. But the assassination of a federal policeman, and an unexpected confrontation with a mysterious secret from Jacky’s past, set in motion a chain of events with dramatic consequences. Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language Film 2012.

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Tehroun

2:10am, SBS ONE
M
Iran
Director: Nader T. Homayoun
Starring: Ali Ebdali, Sara Bahrami, Farzin Modades
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Ibrahim leaves his family to try his luck in Tehran. But he soon ends up working for a child-trafficking gang, begging for money in the traffic with the use of a stolen baby. One day he leaves the baby with a friend, who promptly loses the child. This leaves Ibrahim at the mercy of the gangl chief who threatens to kill him if he is not compensated for the loss. Winner of the International Critics' Week Award at the 2009 Venice Film Festival.

 

Thursday, 4 December

Welcome

12:50am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Philippe Lioret
Starring: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
The life of swimming instructor Simon is turned upside down when he helps Bilal, a young Iraqi refugee stranded in Calais. Non-swimmer Bilal is determined to reunite with his fiancée in England by swimming across the English Channel. Winner of 10 international film awards, including the 2010 Lumiere Award for Best Film.

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Watch interview with director Philippe Lioret

Mogadishu: The Hijacking of Flight 181

12:55am, SBS ONE
M
Germany
Director: Roland Suso Richter
Starring: Thomas Kretschmann, Nadja Uhl, Said Taghmaoui
What's it about?
Based on the real life hijacking of the Lufthansa Flight 181 in October 1977 by four members of the terrorist group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, this is a breathtaking recreation of the terrifying event through the eyes of the 86 powerless passengers on board. Winner of the 2009 German Television Award for Best Movie.

The Serpent

2:50am, SBS ONE
MA+15
France
Director: Eric Barbier
Starring: Yvan Attal, Clovis Cornillac, Pierre Richard
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Fashion photographer Vincent stands to lose his family after he is falsely accused of rape by a sexy lingerie model. Seemingly coincidentally, a conniving old school friend, Plender, appears at just the right time to help Vincent out. But what does his former classmate really want from Vincent? Is it something much more than money?

Friday, 5 December

Careless Love 

11:20pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Australia
Director: John Duigan
Starring: David Field, Nammi Le, Peter O'Brien, Andrew Hazzard
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
This is the story of Linh, a Vietnamese Australian university student who secretly starts part-time work as an escort. She develops a close rapport with one of her clients, an enigmatic American art dealer, who books her on a regular basis. For a time she manages to keep her two lives in separate compartments. But when she falls for a fellow student her worlds collide and things get complicated.

Ip Man

1:20am, SBS ONE
M
Hong Kong
Director: Wilson Yip
Starring: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan
What's it about?
Donnie Yen stars as the eminent Wing Chun martial arts grandmaster, Yip Man, who was renowned for teaching Bruce Lee the secrets of the art he became famous for. Winner of Best Picture and Best Action Choreography at the 2009 Hong Kong Film Awards.

Symbol

3:15am, SBS ONE
PG
Japan
Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto
Starring: Hitoshi Matsumoto, David Quintero, Luis Accinelli
What's it about?
Big Man Japan director Hitoshi Matsumoto follows up his imaginative feature debut with this surreal tale of parallel narratives. The first strand follows a pyjama-clad man imprisoned in a massive white room with no windows or doors. In the second narrative, a Mexican wrestler known as Escargot Man prepares for an important match against a much younger opponent.

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Saturday, 6 December

Housos Vs Authority

8:30pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Australia
Director: Paul Fenech
Starring: Elle Dawe, Jason Davis, Paul Fenech
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
In this movie adaptation of the hilarious series 'Housos' created by Paul Fenech, Franky, Shazza, Dazza and their mates take on every authority possible. Their quest?...to sprinkle Shazza's mums ashes on top of Australias most famous icon.

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Counter Investigation

11:20pm, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Franck Mancuso
Starring: Jean Dujardin, Laurent Lucas, Agnes Blanchot
What's it about?
When detective Richard Malinowski's daughter is raped and murdered, his colleagues are in a hurry to make an arrest. A suspect, Daniel Eckmann, is quickly brought to trial and sentenced to life imprisonment. From his cell, however, Daniel pleads his innocence in correspondence to Malinowski. Doubts begin to surface - and Richard launches his own investigation. An intense psychological thriller with an astonishing twist.

Haeundae

12:45am, SBS ONE
M
South Korea
Director: Yoon Je-kyoon
Starring: Sol Kyung-gu, Park Joong-hoon, Ha Ji-won
What's it about?
When geologist Kim Hwi discovers a super tsunami is heading towards a popular resort off the coast of South Korea, the authorities ignore his pleas to evacuate the surrounding areas. Racing to the resort to save his ex-wife and daughter who live there, Hwi finds they only have ten minutes to escape before the giant wave hits the town.

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Romantics Anonymous

1:50am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Jean-Pierre Améris
Starring: Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré, Lorella Cravotta
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's is about?
In the vein of Chocolat, this French romantic comedy follows two people who fall in love through their love of chocolate. Angelique is a gifted chocolate maker whose treats are famous throughout the town, but her uncontrollable shyness leads her to take a sales assistant role at The Chocolate Mill. Her new workplace is owned by Jean-Rene, who suffers a similar bashfulness – especially when it comes to intimacy. Sparks fly when the two meet, but will they overcome their timidness and admit their sweet affection for one another?

 

Sunday, 7 December

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

9:30pm, SBS ONE
PG
UK
Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
From the hilarious comedy troupe Monty Python, comes the story of King Arthur and his knights who embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles. 

Made In Hungaria

11:10pm, SBS ONE
M
Hungary
Director: Gergely Fonyó
Starring: Tamás Szabó Kimmel, Iván Fenyö and Tünde Kiss
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
A rebellious teenager returns to 1967 communist Hungary after living in the USA for five years and brings with him a box of Elvis records and an attitude emphasising music and freedom. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the 2009 Granada International Festival of Young Filmmakers.

Suddenly

1:10am, SBS ONE
M
Sweden
Director: Johan Brisinger
Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Anastasios Soulis, Moa Gammel
What's it about?
When his wife and youngest son are killed in a car accident, Lasse escapes to his summer house with his surviving teenage son to battle the demons of grief. At first, the father and son are barely able to utter the names of their departed loved ones and Lasse falls deep into a suicidal depression. Family and friends attempt to comfort him, yet he finds solace in the care of a stranger.

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Chaotic Ana

1:35am, SBS 2
MA+15
Spain
Director: Julio Medem
Starring: Manuela Velles, Charlotte Rampling, Nicolas Cazale
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Ana, an aspiring 18-year-old painter, leaves her hippie life in Ibiza for an artist's commune in Madrid, and later travels to New York. As her journey progresses she is confronted with memories and images of young women meeting violent deaths throughout history.

Me Too

3:00am, SBS ONE
M
Spain
Directors: Antonio Naharro, Álvaro Pastor
Starring: Pablo Pineda, Lola Dueñas, Isabel García Lorca
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
This touching Spanish drama delves into the life of Daniel, a young man with Down Syndrome. Highly intelligent and largely independent, Daniel doesn't fit the usual stereotype. Outside of his loving family, however, he struggles to find the intimacy he craves. When he develops romantic feelings for a co-worker that are not reciprocated, his frustration builds as the world refuses to see past his condition. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.