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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27 Jan 2015 - 3:56 PM  UPDATED 4 Feb 2015 - 10:07 AM

Monday, 2 February

Sissi - The Young Empress

1:30am, SBS 2
PG
Austria
Director: Ernst Marischka
Starring: Romy Schneider, Karl Heinz Bohm, Magda Schneider
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about? 
After the fairytale wedding between her and Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, Sissi waits impatiently to spend time with her new husband. Finally Sissi becomes pregnant with their first child and she is overjoyed until Franz Joseph's mother makes the decision that Sissi is too young to look after her baby. This classic film follows Sissi's first years in court and her adjustment to being part of a joint monarchy.

 

Tuesday, 3 February

Brotherhood

11:50pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Denmark
Director:
 Nicolo Donato
Starring:
 Thure Lindhardt, David Dencik, Nicolas Bro
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
A magnetic exploration of fear, bigotry and forbidden love. When Lars is dismissed from the army after being accused of homosexuality, he looks for acceptance within a Neo-Nazi gang. But when he falls for one of the male gang members, his homophobic peers fly into a rage. Winner of Best Film at the 2009 Rome Film Festival.

The Light Thief

1:05am, SBS 2
M
Kyrgyzstan
Director: Aktan Arym
Starring: Aktan Arym Kubat, Taalaikan Abazova, Askat Sulaimanov
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Svet-Ake is a village electrician who uses his skills to bring light and warmth to his poverty-stricken neighbours by illegally tapping into a nearby power station. However, when Svet-Ake’s scheme is uncovered by state officials, the Robin Hood of electricity is fired from his job. Deep-thinking Svet-Ake becomes locked in an internal debate about the morality of his so-called misdeeds. Nominated for Best Cinematography at the Asian Film Awards, 2011.
  

Wednesday, 4 February

Legend of the Drunken Master

8:30pm, SBS 2
M
Hong Kong
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Starring: Jackie Chan, Ho-Sung Pak, Lung Ti
Available after broadcast on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
From a land where honor and tradition reign, comes the legend of a martial-arts hero unlike any other - the "Drunken Master" - who can turn just one drink into devastation and humiliation for his enemies. His technique is fast, furious... and powerfully funny.

See article: SBS 2: Jackie Chan Season

14 Blades

10:30pm, SBS 2
M
China
Director: Daniel Lee
Starring: Donnie Yen, Wei Zhao, Chun Wu
What's it about?
Featuring one of China’s biggest stars, Donnie Yen, this is the action packed story of a secret service agent in the Ming dynasty. As the leader of the clandestine force Jinyiwei, Qinglong is betrayed while on a mission after a corrupt eunuch takes control of the Imperial Court. With his former comrades turned against him, he must battle to return the former Emperor to power.

  

Thursday, 5 February

Jar City

1:40am, SBS 2
MA+15
Iceland
Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Starring: Ingvar Eggert Sigurosson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
A detective attempts to solve a brutal murder case whilst a biologist goes to extreme measures to cure his daughter's rare and fatal disease. Their two stories become intertwined with an unexpected twist that follows deep into the maze of the genetic bloodline of a whole nation.

Read article: Why You Should Watch: Jar City

  

Friday, 6 February

Call Girl

11:30pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Sweden
Director: Mikael Marcimai
Starring: Sofia Karemyr, Simon J. Berger, Josefin Asplund
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
It's Stockholm in the late 70's amongst the model utopian society. Political neutrality and atomic power march hand in hand with women's liberation and the sexual revolution. But under the polished surface, other desires are eager to be fulfilled. Within a stone's throw of government buildings and juvenile homes lies the seductive, glittery and dirty world of sex clubs, strip shows, discotheques and apartments used for illicit and profitable rendezvous. Call Girl tells the story of how a young girl is recruited from the bottom rung of society, into a ruthless world where power can get you anything.

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Saturday, 7 February

Shaolin 

8:30pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
China
Director: Benny Chan
Starring: Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Jackie Chan
What's it about?
Set in the early 20th century, China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords fight to expand their power. General Hou is at the centre of the struggle with his violent and ruthless tactics that rarely discriminate between soldiers and civilians. When Hou is betrayed by fellow general Cao Man, he is forced into hiding, and takes refuge with the monks at their hidden mountain temple. Nominated for four Hong Kong Film Awards in 2012.

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Little Big Soldier

10:55pm, SBS ONE
M
China
Director: Ding Sheng
Starring: Jackie Chan, Leehom Wang, Steve Yoo
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Set during the Chinese wars of the third century BC, Jackie Chan plays an old foot soldier who manages to capture an injured enemy general during a battle. In the hopes of getting a reward, the soldier decides to kidnap the general and bring him back to his own state. But it's not long before they have to work together against the bandits who lurk in the mountains. An official selection at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival.

Sin Nombre

11:00pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Mexico
Director: Cary Fukunaga
Starring: Paulina Gaitan, Edgar Flores, Kristyan Ferrer
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
In this epic dramatic thriller, a Honduran teenager reunites with her long-estranged father and attempts to emigrate to America with him in order to start a new life. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize and winner of the Directing Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

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Storm Warriors

12:45am, SBS ONE
M
Hong Kong
Directors: Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang
Starring: Aaron Kwok, Ekin Cheng, Kenny Ho
Watch now on SBS On Demand
What's it about?
An epic battle is played out by warriors harnessing the power of the elements in this action drama from the directing team of Danny Pang and Oxide Pang Chun. Heroic warriors Wind and Cloud find themselves up against a ruthless Japanese warlord intent on invading China and taking control of the land. A sequel to the 1998 blockbuster, The Storm Riders. Winner of the award for Best Visual Effects at the 2010 Hong Kong Film Awards.

Beijing Bicycle

1:50am, SBS 2
M
China
Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
Starring: Lin Cui, Xun Zhou, Bin Li
What's it about?
Set in contemporary Beijing, Gui, a 17-year-old country boy, comes to Beijing and finds a job in a courier company. When he finally pays off the bicycle issued to him, he finds it has been stolen. Devastated, he starts a long and hard search for his lost bicycle. This is a bleak and affecting film which deals with issues of class and survival in a new China. Winner of the Silver Bear at the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival.

 

Sunday, 8 February

Everlasting Moments

11:05pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Sweden
Director: Jan Troell
Featuring: 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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Dark Blue World

1:15am, SBS 2
M
Czech Republic
Director: Jan Sverák
Featuring: Ondrej Vetchý, Krystof Hádek, Tara Fitzgerald
What's it about?
The friendship of two men is tested by war, political upheaval, and romantic rivalry in this drama from Czech filmmaker Jan Sverák. The film tells the little-known story of Czech fighter pilots who escaped the Nazi occupation of their country in 1939 to fight in Britain's Royal Air Force. Those who survived the battles were placed in work camps upon their return home by a then-entrenched communist regime. Winner of five Czech Lion Awards in 2002.

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