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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16 Feb 2015 - 12:10 PM  UPDATED 2 Mar 2015 - 9:09 AM

Monday, 23 February

It's Hard To Be Nice

1:30am, SBS 2
M
Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2007
Director: Srdjan Vuletic
Starring: Sasa Petrovic, Daria Lorenci, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic
What's it about? 
A taxi driver supplements his meagre earnings by giving tips to a criminal gang, turning a blind eye on their illegal activities. An engaging drama about the difficulties of trying to lead an honest life in post-war Sarajevo. Bosnia's official submission to the 2008 Academy Awards.

 

Tuesday, 24 February

Belleville Rendez-Vous

1:05am, SBS 2
PG
France, 2003
Director:
 Sylvain Chomet
What's it about?
While competing in the Tour de France a young cyclist is kidnapped by the French Mafia and his grandmother sets out to rescue him with the help of a trio of jazz singing sisters whose main diet is frogs. (Also known as the The Triplets of Belleville.)

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Headhunter

 
M
Denmark, 2009
Director: Rumle Hammerich
Starring: Lars Mikkelsen, Charlotte Munck, Henning Moritzen
What's it about?
Headhunter Martin Vinge finds himself thrown into a world of corporate intrigue and dirty tricks when he is employed by an elderly billionaire wanting to overthrow his untrustworthy heir. Nominated for four 2010 Bodil Awards, including Best Film.

 

Wednesday, 25 February

A Rational Solution

12:25am, SBS ONE
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M
Sweden, 2009
Director: Jörgen Bergmark
Starring: Stina Ekblad, Rolf Lassgård, Claes Ljungmark, Pernilla August
What's it about?
Four of Sweden's top actors anchor Jörgen Bergmark's tragi-comedy about a couple, both marriage counsellors, who find themselves in deep water when the husband falls for his best friend's wife. A smart, funny film made for adults. Nominated for Best Film at the 2009 Ghent International Film Festival.

Vargas: Seeking Whom He May Devour

1:00am, SBS 2
M
France, 2009
Director: Josée Dayan
Starring: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Hélène Fillières, Tobias Moretti
What's it about?
This acclaimed French production is based on Fred Vargas’ renowned psycho-thriller series. A sudden wave of carnage is sweeping the hills of Southern France, with locals blaming the return of wolves. However some begin talking of a werewolf, of “The Beast of Mercantour”. A young Canadian arrives in town to study the wolves, as the carnage reaches terrifying new levels.

 

Thursday, 26 February

Giovanna's Father

12:00am, SBS ONE
M
Italy, 2008
Director: Pupi Avati
Starring: Silvio Orlando, Francesca Neri, Alba Rohrwacher
What's it about?
Set in Bologna in 1938, shortly before the Second World War. When his shy teenage daughter commits an act of shocking violence, Michele remains determined to stick by her, even though it means leaving everything else he has ever cared about behind. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2008 Venice Film Festival.

Blue

1:50am, SBS ONE
M
India, 2009
Director: Anthony D'Souza
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta
What's it about?
This Bollywood quest to the bottom of the ocean features a stunning performance by Australia’s own singing sensation Kylie Minogue. Sameer flees to the Bahamas to hide with his brother, after he gets in debt with the intimidating criminal Gulshan. After Gulshan finds them in the Bahamas and kidnaps Sameer’s brother’s girlfriend, the two brothers are forced to go on an expedition to the depths of the sea in search of a sunken treasure that will help them pay the ransom.

Breathless

2:15am, SBS 2
PG
France, 1960
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Henri-Jacques Huet
What's it about?
The first feature film directed by Jean-Luc Godard and one of the seminal films of the French New Wave, Breathless tells the tragic love story between Michel Poiccard, a petty criminal wanted for killing a policeman, and Patricia Franchini, a young American woman studying journalism at the Sorbonne. Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 1960 Berlin International Film Festival.

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Friday, 27 February

Us

11:30pm, SBS ONE
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MA+15
Sweden, 2013
Director: Mani Maserrat Agah
Starring: Gustaf Skarsgård, Anna Åström, Rebecca Ferguson
What's it about?
Ida and Krister are schoolteachers who fall madly in love, move in together and begin a life full of optimism and happiness. They start to absorb each other, delving into a sexual dependency that becomes more and more intense. And then, bit by bit, everything begins to break. Happiness turns to sadness, passion becomes aggression, love takes on twists of manipulation and sex turns into a hurtful tool for expressing emotions.

A Boyfriend For My Wife

1:15am, SBS ONE
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M
Argentina, 2008
Director: Juan Taratuto
Starring: Adrián Suar, Valeria Bertuccelli, Gabriel Goity
What's it about?
Tenso does not know how to face his ill-tempered wife, Tana, to tell her that he wants to separate, so he hires a ladies' man to seduce her. A comedy of errors ensues when Tenso begins to fall back in love with his wife. Winner of the 2008 Argentinean Academy Award for Best Actress (Valeria Bertuccelli).

 

Saturday, 28 February

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

8:30pm, SBS ONE
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M
China, 2011
Director: Tsui Hark
Starring: Jet Li, Xun Zhou, Kun Chen
What's it about?
From legendary martial arts director Tsui Hark comes this action epic starring Jet Li. Dragon Inn is the rumoured location of a lost city buried under the desert, and its hidden treasure is supposedly only revealed every 60 years by a mighty storm. With the storm approaching, groups arrive at the Dragon Inn desperate to find the treasure – from gangs of marauders, to the Imperial Assassins, to the righteous General Zhao (Li). As they find themselves locked within the Inn, the stage is set for a violent game of cat and mouse.

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Reign of Assassins

10:45pm, SBS ONE
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MA+15
China/Taiwan/Hong Kong, 2011
Director: Chao-Bin Su
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Woo-sung Jung, Xueqi Wang
What's it about?
In Ancient China, Drizzle (Michelle Yeoh) is the most deadly and ruthless assassin. After a life of theft and murder, she seeks to atone for her ways. She starts a new life in the capital, but her old gang are hot on her trail.

13

12:55am, SBS ONE
MA+15
Thailand, 2007
Director: Chukiat Sakveerakul
Starring: Krissada Sukosol Clapp, Achita Sikamana, Sarunyu Wongkrachang
What's it about?
Phuchit, an unemployed salesman, gets involved in a deadly reality game in which he must accomplish 13 increasingly bizarre and violent tasks. With prize money of 100 million baht, he has to win all 13 games, but the competition will stop if he loses any game.

  

Sunday, 1 March

Monty Python: Live at the Hollywood Bowl

 
MA+15
UK, 1982
Director: Terry Hughes, Ian MacNaughton
Starring: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle
What's it about?
In this concert film, the Monty Python troupe perform many of their greatest sketches from Monty Python’s Flying Circus and two Monty Python specials, Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus, live from their four-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl in 1980. Jam packed with songs and a host of their finest gags including Dead Parrot, Nudge Nudge, Ministry of Silly Walks, The Argument Sketch and, of course, Terry Gilliam’s animations.

Bellamy

 
M
France, 2009
Director: Claude Chabrol
Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac, Jacques Gamblin
What's it about?
As he does every year, chief inspector Paul Bellamy spends a few days with his wife, Françoise, in the family house in Nimes. Currently investigating a man who has 'disappeared' while suspected of insurance fraud and murder, he becomes distracted when his good-for-nothing stepbrother, Jacques, turns up unannounced. 

The Girl on the Train

1:40am, SBS 2
M
France, 2009
Director: André Téchiné
Starring: Émilie Dequenne, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Blanc
What's it about?
Directed by André Téchiné, this film was inspired by an infamous case in 2004, when a young woman told police she had been the victim of a vicious anti-Semitic attack by six African men on a train outside Paris, then later recanted and admitted she had made the whole thing up.