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

8 Dec 2014 - 12:40 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:31 AM

Monday, 15 December

Secret Sunshine

11:55pm, SBS ONE
M
South Korea
Director: Chang-dong Lee
Starring: Do-yeon Jeon, Song Kang-ho, Jo Yeong-jin
Watch now SBS On Demand
What's it about? 
After losing her husband, a woman with a young son moves to a small Korean town called Miryang for a new start. Soon after settling in the town, her boy is kidnapped and murdered. She struggles to find answers to the tragedy. Nominated for the Palme D'or and winner of Best Actress at Cannes, 2007 (Do-yeon Jeon).

The Red Riding Trilogy - 1983

1:30am, SBS 2
MA+15
UK
Director:
 Anand Tucker
Starring: David Morrissey, Lisa Howard, Mark Addy
What's it about?
The final film in the trilogy once again sees an investigation going off on a tangent to reveal terrible corruption in the West Yorkshire police force. And the true evil mastermind behind the child abductions and murders of the last 14 years strikes again. Against them all, an incompetent lawyer and one remorseful policeman.

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Tuesday, 16 December

Tony Manero

12:10am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Chile
Director:
 Pablo Larraín
Starring: 
Alfredo Castro, Paola Lattus, Héctor Morales
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Set Santiago in 1978, against a backdrop of fear, repression and persecution under the nefarious rule of military dictator Augusto Pinochet, a John Travolta-obsessed sociopath goes to extreme lengths to mimic his Saturday Night Fever hero. Nominated for Mexico’s Silver Ariel Award for Best Latin-American Film, 2009.

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Everlasting Moments

12:55am, SBS 2
MA+15
Sweden
Director:
 Jan Troell
Starring:
 Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt, Jesper Christensen
What's it about?
In a time of social change, war and poverty in the early 20th century, Maria, a young Swedish working class woman, wins a camera in a lottery. Her decision to keep it alters her whole life. Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Jerusalema

1:50am, SBS ONE
MA+15
South Africa
Director: Ralph Ziman
Starring: Daniel Buckland, Robert Hobbs, Kevon Kane
What's it about?
A young hoodlum's rise from a small-time criminal to a powerful crime entrepreneur during the turbulent years before and after the fall of apartheid. Winner Best Feature at the Durban International Film Festival, 2008.

 

Wednesday, 17 December

Wild Bill

8:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
UK
Director:
 Dexter Fletcher
Starring:
 Charlie Creed-Miles, Will Poulter, Sammy Williams
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Out on parole after eight years in gaol, Bill finds his young sons abandoned by their mother and drug-dealing for local villains. Unwilling to play Dad, he has to decide what he wants to be: a good father, or a free one.

Bronson

10:20pm, SBS 2
MA+15
UK
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Tom Hardy, Kelly Adams, James Lance
What's it about?
The notorious life of the UK's 'most violent prisoner' serves as the subject of director Nicolas Winding Refn's brutal biopic. Nineteen-year-old Michael Peterson, who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office, ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, 2009.

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Norwegian Wood

12:45am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Japan
Director:
 Tran Anh Hung
Starring:
 Kiko Mizuhara, Ken'ichi Matsuyamaa, Rinko Kikuchi
What's it about?
Toru Watanabe is a quiet and serious young man in 1960s Tokyo, whose personal life is in tumult, having lost his best friend Kizuki after he inexplicably commits suicide. Seeking an escape, Toru enters a university in Tokyo. By chance, during a walk in a park, Toru meets Kizuki's ex-girlfriend Naoko, and they grow close. Naoko continues to be devastated by the loss of Kizuki and spirals into a deep spiral of depression.

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Watch interview with director Anh Hung Tran
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Black Book

1:05am, SBS 2
MA+15
Netherlands
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman
What's it about?
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance. Winner of the Young Cinema Award for Best International Film at the 2006 Venice Film Festival.

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Watch interview with director Paul Verhoeven & writer Gerard Soeteman 
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Thursday, 18 December

Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll

12:05am, SBS ONE
MA+15
UK
Director: Mat Whitecross
Starring: Andy Serkis, Tom Hughes, Clifford Samuel
What's it about?
This is the true story of Ian Dury, who was diagnosed with polio at a young age and defied all expectations by becoming one of the founding members of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.

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Gainsbourg

12:55am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Joann Sfar
Starring: Eric Elmosnino, Laetitia Casta, Lucy Gordon 
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Eric Elmosnino delivers a memorable performance as French musician Serge Gainsbourg in this inspiring biopic by debut director Joann Sfar. The film opens during World War Two as a young Gainsbourg - the child of Russian Jewish parents - negotiates the terrors of Nazi-occupied Paris. Gainsbourg develops into a rising young star and unlikely womaniser who charms a married Brigitte Bardot and eventually weds Jane Birkin and fathers actress Charlotte Gainsbourg. Winner of three César Awards in 2011, including Best Actor and Best First Film.

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Backyard

2:10am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Mexico
Director: Carlos Carrera
Starring: Ana de la Reguera, Asur Zagada, Marco Pérez
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Since 1996, hundreds of women, lured to work in American-owned factories, have gone missing in the Mexican border town of Juarez. Police captain Blanca Bravo is the new cop in town. She’s determined to bring an end to the murders, but to do so, she must first take on the town’s corrupt justice system. Winner of Best Feature Film at the 2009 Chicago International Film Festival.

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Friday, 19 December

House of Pleasures

11:20pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
France
Director: Bertrand Bonello
Starring: Noémie Lvovsky, Hafsia Herzi, Céline Sallette
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Follows the lives of a group of prostitutes living in a luxurious Parisian brothel in the dawn of the 20th Century. From pregnancy scares, to marriage proposals, to drug use and violent clients, this film explore the drama of this hidden world.

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

1:30am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Romania
Director: Florin Serban
Starring: George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu, Mihai Constantin
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Two weeks before his release from a youth penitentiary, Silviu learns that his ne'er-do-well mother has returned home to Romania to take his little brother back to Italy with her, despite his objections. In his desperation to stop his mother, Silviu resorts to violence, and takes a young social worker hostage. Winner of the Silver Bear at Berlin in 2010.

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Saturday, 20 December

Spirited Away

5:55pm, SBS 2
PG
Japan
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette
What's it about?
Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new house in the suburbs, on their way, they stumble upon a tunnel that leads them into a fantasy world full of ghosts, and strange creatures. Won numerous awards including the Best Animated Feature Academy Award, the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and the Best Film at the San Francisco Film Festival. 

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Little Fish

8:30pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Australia
Director: Rowan Woods
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
After cleaning up her addiction, Tracy Heart (Cate Blanchett) is treading emotional water and trying to rebuild her relationship with her single mother, Janelle (Noni Hazlehurst). When her boyfriend Jonny (Dustin Nguyen) returns after four years away, it coincides with other problems in her life, including her mother's addicted ex-boyfriend Lionel Dawson (Hugo Weaving), who turned Tracy onto drugs, the criminal aspirations of her brother Ray (Martin Henderson) and the multi-faceted criminal Bradley Thompson (Sam Neill).

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Jackpot

10:10pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Norway
Director: Magnus Martens
Starring: Kyrre Hellum, Mads Ousdal, Henrik Mestad
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
A bunch of scruffy guys – Oscar (Kyrre Hellum), Thor (Mads Ousdal), Billy (Arthur Berning)and Tresko (Andreas Cappelen) – who share a criminal past - work together in a strange factory in the middle of nowhere producing plastic Christmas trees. But they are also gamblers. And like most gamblers, they never win anything, until now. They quartet actually win 1.739.361 Norwegian Kroner, but the winnings prove impossible to divide into four equal parts... 

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The Beast Stalker

12:45am, SBS ONE
M
Hong Kong

Director: Dante Lam
Starring: Nicholas Tse, Jingchu Zhang, Nick Cheung
What's it about?
The lives of three very different people are changed forever when hot-headed cop Tong accidentally kills a young girl and wounds a colleague while in pursuit of a gang leader. When the girl's surviving sister is kidnapped by the gang, Tong has a desperate shot at redemption. Winner of two Hong Kong Film Awards in 2009, including Best Actor (Nick Cheung).

 

Sunday, 21 December

Summer Hours

11:35pm, SBS ONE
M
France
Directors: Olivier Assayas
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jérémie Renier
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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Castaway on the Moon

1:15am, SBS 2
M
South Korea
Director: Lee Hae-jun
Starring: Hong Min-heui, Jang So-yeon, Jeong Jae-yeong
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
After failing to commit suicide by jumping from a bridge, Mr Kim is stranded on an isolated island in a Seoul river. Beginning a new back-to-nature life on the island, his exploits attract the curiosity of lonely recluse, and a love affair begins via a message in a bottle. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2010 Oslo Films from the South Festival.

Café du Pont

1:25am, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Manuel Poirier
Starring: Bernard Campan, Cécile Rebboah, Thomas Durastel
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Based on the uncommon boyhood of French musician Pierre Perrot, from living under German occupation during World War Two to learning at the feet of philosophers at his parent's café. While the occupation imposes restrictions and fear, Pierrot knows that his father discreetly carries out brave actions and that his mother can settle any conflict - in her own way.