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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23 Dec 2014 - 10:28 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:31 AM

Monday, 5 January

Hunger

1:20am, SBS 2
MA+15
Ireland
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon
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What's it about? 
The final months of Bobby Sands, the Irish Republican Army activist who protested his treatment at the hands of British prison guards with a hunger strike, are chronicled in this historical drama, the first feature film from artist-turned-filmmaker Steve McQueen. Nominated for the 2009 BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film.

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Tuesday, 6 January

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

9:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Sweden
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about? 
While working to solve the mystery of a 40-year-old murder, a discredited journalist and a mysterious tattooed computer hacker discover that even the wealthiest families have skeletons in their closets. Inspired by late author Stieg Larsson's successful trilogy of books. Winner of the 2011 BAFTA for Best Film not in the English Language.

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Partners

12:05am, SBS ONE
MA+15
France
Director: Frédéric Mermoud
Starring: Gilbert Melki, Emmanuelle Devos, Cyril Descours
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What's it about?
Eighteen-year-olds Vincent and Rebecca meet at a cybercafe and it is love at first sight. Two months later, Vincent's dead body is fished out of the river and Rebecca has disappeared. Inspector Hervé Cagan and his partner, Karine Mangin, are placed in charge of the investigation. While they gather clues gleaned from the young couple's brief romance, Hervé and Karine find themselves confronted by their own failures in life.

Hipsters

1:50am, SBS 2
MA+15
Russia
Director: Valeriy Todorovskiy
Starring: Anton Shagin, Oksana Akinshina, Eugenia Khirivskaya
What's it about?
While the Cold War heats up on the world stage, rebellious youth in 1955 Moscow wage a cultural battle against dismal Soviet conformity, donning brightly coloured black-market clothing, adopting American nicknames and revelling in forbidden jazz. Straight-laced 20-year-old Mels finds these brazen 'hipsters' shocking until he falls under their spell. Winner of four Russian Golden Eagle Awards in 2009, including Best Film.

 

Wednesday, 7 January

Flash Gordon

8:30pm, SBS 2
PG
USA
Director: Mike Hodges
Starring: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow
What's it about?
A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth. 

Heavy Metal

10:30pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Canada
Director: Gerald Potterton
Starring: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty
What's it about?
A glowing orb terrorises a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror. 

Lore

11:00pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Australia
Director: Cate Shortland
Starring: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, Nele Trebs
Watch on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.

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Sarah's Key

1:20am, SBS 2
M
France
Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup
What's it about?
In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv roundup in 1942, where 10,000 Jews were kept in a winter velodrome before being sent off to the concentration camps. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2010 Tokyo International Film Festival.

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Thursday, 8 January

Go in Peace, Jamil

1:05am, SBS 2
MA+15
Denmark
Director: Omar Shargawi
Starring: Dar Salim, Khalid Al-Subeihi, Elias Samir Al-Sobehi
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
An age-old hatred between two feuding religions in the Arabic community in Denmark re-ignites after a revenge killing. Winner of the Grand Prix Award at the Warsaw International Film Festival, 2008.

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Friday, 9 January

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

8:30pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
USA
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.

Bruna: Surfer Girl

11:00pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Brazil
Director: Marcus Baldini
Starring: Deborah Secco, Cássio Gabus Mendes, Drica Moraes
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What's it about?
Raquel is adopted by a middle class family in São Paulo, but runs away at the age of 17 to become a call girl. Her clients thinks she looks like a beautiful surfer, and she soon starts a blog about her experiences under her nickname Surfistinha (Little Surfer Girl). It quickly becomes one of Brazil’s most popular blogs, and she becomes a national celebrity for her racy exploits.

 

Saturday, 10 January

Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar

6:00pm, SBS 2
PG
France
Director: Claude Zidi
Starring: Gerard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Roberto Benigni
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What's it about?
A madcap, big budget live-action version of the much-loved comic. Caesar himself decides to investigate the village when they do not pay their taxes. Non-stop fun with an all-star cast.

See article: SBS 2: Family movies: Asterix & Obelix

The Hours

8:30pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
USA
Director: Stephen Daldry
Starring: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore
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What's it about?
The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. 

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See article SBS ONE: Oscar Season

I Am Love

10:35pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Italy
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini
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What's it about?
Over two decades ago, Emma left Russia to follow Tancredi Recchi, the man who had proposed to her. Now a member of a wealthy Milanese family, she is the respected mother of three. Although not unhappy, Emma feels confusedly unfulfilled. As cracks in the family façade appear, she is reawakened to the forces of passion and unconditional love.

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Blog: Why You Should Watch I Am Love

Days of Darkness

1:10am, SBS 2
M
Canada
Directors: Denys Arcand
Starring: Marc Labrèche, Diane Kruger, Sylvie Léonard
What's it about?
Jean-Marc Leblanc, a desperate middle-aged civil servant, escapes the reality of his mundane job and marriage by imaging himself as a powerful hero in imaginary adventures. Nominated for four Canadian Genie Awards in 2008, including Best Motion Picture.

 

Sunday, 11 January

Buck and the Preacher

9:30pm, NITV
M
USA
Directors: Sidney Poitier, Joseph Sargent
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee
What's it about?
Ex-soldier Buck (Sidney Poitier) works as a trail guide at the end of the Civil War, helping freed slaves find places in the West where they can settle. But a ruthless gang of outlaws try to stop him and keep the people travelling with Buck working as slaves. When Buck meets a con man calling himself the Preacher (Harry Belafonte), the two men band together against the gang.

See article: NITV: Blaxploitation Movie Season

Delhi-6

11:30pm, SBS ONE
M
India
Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Starring: Waheeda Rehman, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor
What's it about?
Having lived in America for most of his life, Roshan is taking his ailing grandmother back to India, his country of birth. Little does he know that this quick trip will turn into the longest journey of his life - a journey within. The story is told against the backdrop of Delhi's oldest and most chaotic part: Delhi-6.

Sunstorm

1:15am, SBS 2
M
Sweden
Director: Leif Lindblom
Starring: Izabella Scorupco, Mikael Persbrandt, Andre Olsson
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What's it about?
When attorney Rebecka Martinsson receives a call that her pastor brother has been murdered, and his former wife, Sanna, has been charged with the crime, Rebecka heads to her hometown to defend her. While investigating the crime, Rebecka comes up against the bigoted religious fanatics that worship in the local church.

Valentino

2:00am, SBS ONE
PG
USA
Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Starring: Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti, Nati Abascal
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What's it about?
This is an intimate and engaging study of the world of one of Italy's richest and most famous men, legendary fashion designer Valentino Garavani. The film documents the colourful and dramatic closing act of Valentino's celebrated career - his exit in 2008 from the company he founded in Rome more than 45 years ago. It also tells the story of his extraordinary life and explores the larger themes affecting the fashion business today.

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