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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2 Feb 2015 - 2:33 PM  UPDATED 16 Feb 2015 - 9:18 AM

Monday, 9 February

On Tour

12:10am, SBS ONE
M
France
Director: Mathieu Amalric
Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Miranda Colclasure, Suzanne Ramsey
What's it about? 
Joachim, a hapless entrepreneur, leaves his friends and family to start a new life in the USA, only to return to France with a troupe of neo-burlesque performers. Mathieu Amalric directs and stars in this French comedy which won two awards at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010, including Best Director.

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Sissi - The Fateful Years

1:30am, SBS 2
PG
Austria
Director: Ernst Marischka
Starring: Romy Schneider, Karl Heinz Bohm, Magda Schneider
Watch now at SBS On Demand
What's it about? 
The third film in the trilogy based on the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. As Queen of Hungary, Sissi stays in Godolo, far from the loneliness of the royal palace in Vienna and her cruel mother-in-law, Archduchess Sophie. Although she loves her time there, she returns to Vienna to avoid Count Andrassy's advances. However, she leaves Vienna again to recover from an attack of tuberculosis.

 

Tuesday, 10 February

The Silence

11:50pm, SBS ONE
M
Germany
Director:
 Baran Bo Odar
Starring:
 Ulrich Thomsen, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Katrin Sass
Watch now at SBS On Demand
What's it about?
When 13-year-old Sinikka vanishes one summer's night, the police are reminded of an almost identical case they failed to solve 23 years previously. The events surrounding Sinikka's disappearance puzzle the police and torment her family - and force those involved in the original case to face their past. Based on Jan Costin Wagner's novel of the same name.

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Kikujiro

1:00am, SBS 2
M
Japan
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto
What's it about?
A young, naive boy sets out alone on the road to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a small-time gangster and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.
 

Under the Salt

2:00am, SBS ONE
M
Mexico
Director: Mario Muñoz
Starring: Humberto Zurita, Ricardo Polanco, Irene Azuela
What's it about?
Commander Trujillo, a Mexico City policeman, travels to a small town close to a salt mine where he investigates a series of mysterious murders of young women. There he meets Víctor, a moody teenager who works in his father's funeral home. Víctor helps Trujillo uncover the secrets of the town and the powerful family that has ruled there for years.

 

Wednesday, 11 February

Thunderbolt

8:30pm, SBS 2
M
Hong Kong
Director: Gordon Chan
Starring: Jackie Chan, Anita Yuen, Michael Wong
Watch now at SBS On Demand
What's it about?
In order to release his kidnapped sister, sports car mechanic Jackie Chan has to beat a super-criminal street racer.

See article: SBS 2: Jackie Chan Season

The Lost Bladesman

10:30pm, SBS 2
M
Hong Kong
Director: Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Starring: Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Betty Sun
What's it about?
With an all-star cast including Donnie Yen, this historical epic tells the story of the greatest warrior in the land - Guan Yu. Set around 200 AD, a tyrant forces Guan Yu to battle his best friend by holding the woman they both love hostage. Winner of Best Actor (Wen Jiang) at the 2011 Shanghai Film Critics Awards.

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Happy-Go-Lucky

12:50am, SBS ONE
M
UK
Director: Mike Leigh
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Alexis Zegerman, Eddie Marsan
What's it about?
A Mike Leigh comedy, Happy-Go-Lucky is set in contemporary London and follows the adventures of Poppy, a primary school teacher. A free spirit, she is open and generous - as funny and anarchic as she is focused and responsible. When her bike is stolen, she begins driving lessons with the considerably more uptight instructor, Scott.

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Thursday, 12 February

Fugitive Pieces

11:55pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Canada
Director: Jeremy Podeswa
Starring: Robbie Kay, Monika Schurmann, Nina Dobrev
Watch now at SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Young Jakob sees his parents murdered by Nazis in Poland during the war and his sister dragged away to an unknown fate. Rescued by a kindly Greek archaeologist working nearby, Jakob eventually winds up in Canada after the war. As an adult he becomes a successful writer, but his obsession with the past leaves him with an inability to cope with others who cannot feel the same pain. Winner of four Directors Guild of Canada awards in 2008, including Best Direction

The Secrets

1:50am, SBS ONE
M
Israel/France
Director: Avi Nesher
Starring: Fanny Ardant, Ania Bukstein, Michal Shtamler
Watch now at SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Two brilliant young religious women meet in a seminary for women in Safed, the ancient Kabbalistic town. Their encounter with a sick French woman, recently released from jail after serving 15 years for murder, leads them to delve into the mysteries of the Kabbalah in order to purge her soul.

Mifune

2:15am, SBS 2
MA+15
Denmark
Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Starring: Iben Hjejle, Anders W. Berthelsen, Jesper Ashol
What's it about?
When Kresten's glittering career in Copenhagen is interrupted by the death of his father, he is forced to move back to the family's run-down farm to look after his intellectually disabled brother. Having told everyone he knows, including his new wife Claire, that he has no living family, he now has to explain that he does have one after all. Winner of the Silver Bear at the 1999 Berlin International Film Festival.

 

Friday, 13 February

Blue Velvet

11:30pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
USA
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rosselini, Dennis Hopper
Watch now at SBS On Demand
What's it about?
In this masterpiece by David Lynch, a student discovers of a human ear in his garden, which leads him to the underbelly of his idyllic hometown.

  

Saturday, 14 February

Tai Chi 0

8:30pm, SBS ONE
M
China
Director: Stephen Fung
Starring: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Angelababy, Yuan Xiaochao
Watch now at SBS On Demand
What's it about?
Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village.

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See article: SBS ONE: Lunar New Year Season

Detective Dee: Mystery of Phantom Flame

10:20pm, SBS ONE
M
China
Director: Hark Tsui
Starring: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Chao Deng, Carina Lau
Watch now at SBS On Demand
What's it about?
In the year 689, the first Empress of China is building a giant Buddha statue. When people connected to its construction start mysteriously bursting into flames, an investigation is ordered.

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We Are the Night

12:35am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Germany
Director: Dennis Gansel
Starring: Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Jennifer Ulrich
Watch now at SBS On Demand
What's it about?
One night, 18 year old Lena is bitten by Louise, leader of a female vampire trio that are as deadly as they are beautiful. Her newfound vampiric lifestyle is a blessing and a curse at the same time. At first, she enjoys the freedom, the luxury and the parties. But soon the murderous blood-lust of the other vampires proves too much for her, and she falls dangerously in love with Tom, a young undercover cop. When she resolves to turn her back on her bloodsucking band of sisters, Louise’s fury knows no bounds. Lena will have to choose between immortal love and immortal life.

  

Sunday, 15 February

The Admiral

10:45pm, SBS ONE
MA+15
Russia
Director: Andrei Kravchuk
Starring: Konstantin Khabensky, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Sergei Bezrukov
Watch now at SBS On Demand
What's it about?
A sweeping historical epic, The Admiral tells the story of Alexander Kolchak, who briefly became the supreme ruler of Russia during the Russian Civil War. Married to Sofia, Kolchak nevertheless falls in love with Anna, the wife of a friend and fellow officer. Although Kolchak and Anna initially try to resist their passion and are separated in the chaos of the Revolution, they eventually unite in Siberia, where Kolchak is fighting the Bolsheviks.

The Crimson Rivers

1:15am, SBS 2
MA+15
France
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Starring: Jean Reno, Vincent Cassel, Nadia Farès
What's it about?
Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they start working together, more murders are committed, and the pair begin to discover just what dark secrets are behind the killings. Nominated for five César Awards in 2001.

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