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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1 Dec 2014 - 12:02 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:31 AM

Monday, 8 December

The Sinking of Japan

11:55pm, SBS ONE
M
Japan
Director: Shinji Higuchi
Starring: Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Kou Shibasaki, Etsushi Toyokawa
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about? 
A state of panic ensues when it is discovered that, after a major earthquake, Japan will be completely submerged in a year. Amongst the chaos, a love story develops between Onodera, a submarine pilot evacuating the country, and Reiko, a young woman who stays to help with the rescue efforts. Nominated for Best Visual Effects award at the 2007 Asian Film Awards.

The Red Riding Trilogy - 1980

1:30am, SBS 2
MA+15
UK
Director:
 James Marsh
Starring: Paddy Considine, Warren Clarke and Maxine Peake
What's it about?
The second film in the trilogy focuses on DCC Philip Hunter, a Manchester man who is called in to preside over a Home Office inquiry into the Yorkshire Ripper investigation. As Hunter explores evidence that the Ripper's victims have been falsely attributed to the serial killer, he uncovers further corruption in the West Yorkshire police force which is met with obstructive politics, not to mention increasingly violent harassment and, ultimately, blackmail.

 

Tuesday, 9 December

Birdwatchers

12:00am, SBS ONE
M
Brazil
Director:
 Marco Bechis
Starring: 
Claudio Santamaria, Alicélia Batista Cabreira, Chiara Caselli
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
An Amazonian Guarani tribe makes a modest living entertaining tourists, however life is much tougher on their reservation. When village elder Nádio decides to move his people back to their ancestral homelands, they anger local land owners who now occupy the land. Then, when one of the young tribesmen falls for a farmer's daughter, tensions escalate to dangerous proportions. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2008 Venice Film Festival.

Not on the Lips

12:55am, SBS 2
G
France
Director:
 Alain Resnais
Starring:
 Audrey Tautou, Sabine Azema, Lambert Wilson
What's it about?
In the France of the heady, gay, fashionable 1920s, wealthy Parisian socialite, Gilberte Valandray, is confronted with hiding her former marriage from her unsuspecting husband.

 

Wednesday, 10 December

Attack the Block

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
UK
Director:
 Joe Cornish
Starring: 
John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Nick Frost
Watch now SBS On Demand
What's it about?
From the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Attack the Block follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial warzone.

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A Royal Affair

12:00am, SBS ONE
M
Denmark
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Mikkel Boe
Watch now SBS On Demand
What's it about?
A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. Watch original Movie Show review

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Murder of the Inugami Clan

12:40am, SBS 2
M
Japan
Director:
 Kon Ichikawa
Starring:
 Koji Ishizaka, Junko Fuji, Kikunosuke Onoe
Watch now SBS On Demand
What's it about?
A web of deceit, adultery and greed manifests in Kon Ichikawa's remake of his own 1976 cult hit about a murder investigation that reveals years of hidden skeletons and a shocking family secret. Nominated for the Golden St. George at the 2007 Moscow International Film Festival.

Bibliotheque Pascal

2:25am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Hungary
Director: Szabolcs Hajdu
Starring: Orsolya Török-Illyés, Andi Vasluianu, Shamgar Amram
Watch now SBS On Demand
What's it about?
In order to regain custody of her daughter, whom she left in the care of her fortune-telling aunt, Mona must tell a social worker her story. The tale she spins is a wild, surreal adventure which recounts her odyssey through the underbelly of Europe and job at a brothel themed around literary fantasies.

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Thursday, 11 December

Flame and Citron

12:00am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Denmark
Director: Christian Madsen
Starring: Thure Lindhardt, Mads Mikkelsen, Stine Stengade
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
The true story of two infamous World War Two resistance fighters, brilliantly presented by director Ole Christian Madsen. During the Nazi occupation, Flame and Citron are assassins in the Danish resistance and target important officials of the Third Reich. However, the game changes when the pair discover that their powerful boss may be using them to settle his own personal scores. Winner of five Danish Robert Awards in 2009.

All Our Desires

12:55am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Philippe Lioret
Starring: Vincent Lindon, Marie Gillain, Amandine Dewasmes
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Claire is a 30-year-old court judge who, despite battling an incurable disease, becomes locked in a fight for justice for citizens impacted by the unscrupulous practices of the French banking system. Her plight piques the interest of disenchanted colleague Stéphane, who becomes drawn into the case. Something emerges between them: a mixture of rebellion, outrage, and above all an urgent need to live life to the fullest.

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Friday, 12 December

Sleeping Beauty 

11:20pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Australia
Director: Julia Leigh
Starring: Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Mirrah Foulkes
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Follows the haunting story of a young university student who begins an erotic freelance job where she is sedated and sleeps in bed with paying customers, unaware of what they have done to her when she awakes. This Australian drama had its world premiere as a Competition film at the Cannes Film Festival 2011. It is the directorial debut from Australian Julia Leigh, and won several awards around the world including Best Direction in a Feature at the Australian Directors Guild 2012.

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Nightmare Detective

1:10am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Japan
Director: Shinya Tsukamoto
Starring: Ryuhei Matsuda, Masanobu Ando, Hitomi
What's it about?
Kyoichi Kagenuma is a man pushed to the edge of sanity by his ability to enter other people’s dreams and hear their thoughts. At the same time, detective Keiko Kirishima begins to connect a series of unusual suicides and enlists the reluctant Kagenuma to help her uncover the truth behind the deaths.

 

Saturday, 13 December

The Proposition

8:30pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Australia
Director: John Hillcoat
Starring: Noah Taylor, Danny Huston, Guy Pearce
What's it about?
In rural Australia during the late 1920s, a lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother. 

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Phobia

12:45am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Thailand
Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Paween Purikitpanya, Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, Parkpoom Wongpoom
Starring: Maneerat Kham-uan, Witawat Singlampong, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk
What's it about?
Four of the best directors of Thai horror films each tell a very different kind of ghost story - from online predators to violent ghosts bent on revenge and a mummy with an axe to grind. Nominated for Best Film at the 2009 Thailand National Film Association Awards.

18 Years Later

1:45am, SBS 2
M
Italy
Director: Edoardo Leo
Starring: Marco Bonini, Edoardo Leo, Sabrina Impacciatore
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Brothers Mirko and Genziano have not had contact in 18 years. While Genziano is a successful London stockbroker, Mirko is still in Rome helping the family mechanics business. When their father dies, the two brothers are forced to hit the road together in a vintage Morgan car, driving their father's ashes to Calabria as specified in his will. The brothers have to cope with a broken down car, strange motels and hitchhiking, as well as years of suppressed anger, jealousy and resentment.

 

Sunday, 14 December

Noodle

11:55pm, SBS ONE
M
Israel
Directors: Ayelet Menahemi
Starring: Mili Avital, Baoqi Chen, Alon Aboutboul
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
At thirty-seven, Miri is a twice-widowed, El Al flight attendant. Her well-regulated existence is suddenly turned upside down when her sister's maid is deported back to China and inadvertently leaves her six year old son behind. Nominated for ten awards at the 2007 Israeli Film Academy, including Best Film.

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The Last Summer of La Boyita

1:10am, SBS 2
M
Argentina
Director: Julia Solomonoff
Starring: Guadalupe Alonso, Nicolás Treise, Mirella Pascual
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Young Jorgelina feels estranged from her boy-crazy older sister, who has entered adolescence and doesn't want to hang around with little kids anymore. Finding refuge in their Boyita camper-van, Jorgelina travels with her father to the countryside, where her lifelong playmate Mario is undergoing some unexpected changes of his own. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2010 Cartagena Film Festival.

Dumas

1:45am, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Safy Nebbou
Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde, Dominique Blanc
What's it about?
The year is 1848 and Alexandre Dumas is at the height of his fame as the creator of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. However, the author’s long-time collaborator, Auguste Maquet, toils in the shadows of his friend's fame. As the clouds of revolution gather above Paris, the usually peaceful relationship between the writing partners deteriorates as the hard-working Maquet begins to crave his share of the spotlight.