When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS ONE, SBS 2, NITV and On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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23 Feb 2015 - 11:04 AM  UPDATED 9 Mar 2015 - 9:21 AM

Monday, 2 March

Dreaming Lhasa

8:30pm, NITV
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M
India, 2005
Directors: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam
Starring: Tenzin Chokyi Gyatso, Tenzin Jigme, Jampa Kalsang
What's it about? 
A young Tibetan woman from New York City comes to Dharamsala, the exile headquarters of the Dalai Lama in India, in search of her roots.

The Way He Looks

9:30pm, SBS 2
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M
Brazil, 2014
Director: Daniel Ribeiro
Starring: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim
What's it about? 
Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

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Dark Water

1:40am, SBS 2
M
Japan, 2002
Director:
 Hideo Nakata
Starring: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi
What's it about?
A single mother moves into a creepy apartment whose every surface is covered by water. Yoshimi Matsubara is going through a messy divorce over the custody of her young daughter Ikuko, and her husband insists that she is mentally unstable. Yoshimi is determined to start a new life with her daughter and moves to a new apartment. But this dark and musty apartment building holds unimagined horrors.

 

Tuesday, 3 March

Zoe. Misplaced

10:15pm, SBS 2
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M
Australia, 2014
Director:
 Mekelle Mills
Starring: Hannah Raven Smith, Kaska Zielinski, Clementine Mills
What's it about?
Zoe's regimented life is thrown into upheaval when she unexpectedly falls in love. In doing so, she is faced with making a series of choices whose outcomes not only impact on her independence but on the relationships with those most important to her.

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Mad Detective

 
MA+15
Hong Kong, 2007
Director: Johnny To
Starring: Ching Wan Lau, Andy On, Ka Tung Lam
What's it about?
A rookie cop asks a retired detective inspector to help solve a crime involving a missing police officer and a number of robberies involving the missing officer's gun. The retired detective, Bun, was recognised as a gifted criminal profiler until he went mad several years ago and was forced to retire.

 

Wednesday, 4 March

Cockneys vs. Zombies

8:30pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
UK, 2012
Director: Matthias Hoene
Starring: Rasmus Hardiker, Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan
What's it about?
A gang of bank robbers try to rescue their grandfather and his friends from their retirement home as a zombie apocalypse takes place in the East End of London.

Remington and the Curse of Zombadings

10:10pm, SBS 2
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M
Philippines, 2011
Director: Jade Castro
Starring: Martin Escudero, Lauren Young, Kerbie Zamora
What's it about?
Remington is happy being another bum along with his gin-loving friends in the sleepy town of Lucban. Until Hannah comes along. Suddenly, he is becoming neater, nicer, and more sensitive. Is it for Hannah? But then why does his heart begin to beat for his best buddy Jigs? To find the answers he must deal with a curse from his past and a serial killer on a rampage against gay men. Together with Hannah and Jigs, Remington slips into an adventure full of murders, spirits, curses, and gay zombies roaming the streets.

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Vargas: A Dubious Place

1:15am, SBS 2
M
France, 2010
Director: Josée Dayan
Starring: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Hélène Fillières, Charlotte Rampling
What's it about?
A gruesome discovery is made outside a London cemetery one night – 17 pairs of shoes with a severed foot inside each one. Meanwhile in Paris, Police Captain Adamsberg discovers a body chopped into so many pieces there is nothing left of it. Could there be a link between the two?

 

Thursday, 5 March

Open Up To Me

10:40pm, SBS 2
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M
Finland, 2013
Director: Simo Halinen
Starring: Leea Klemola, Peter Franzén, Ria Kataja
What's it about?
Maarit is a beautiful, intelligent woman - and used to be a man. She falls in love with a soccer coach, who is forced to confront his own deeply hidden prejudices in a world that considers Maarit a freak.

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Crazy Horse: Nude Cabaret de Paris

11:00pm, SBS ONE
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M
France, 2011
Director: Frederick Wiseman
Starring: Philippe Decouflé, Naamah Alva, Daizy Blu
What's it about?
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman explores one of the most mythic and colourful places dedicated to women, the Crazy Horse – a legendary Parisian cabaret club, founded in 1951 by Alain Bernardin. Wiseman’s impeccable eye reveals a uniquely French showcase, with an emphasis on elegance, perfectionism, and a gruelling schedule. The film shows us the rehearsals for and the unveiling of the brand new show, Désir, created by the renowned French choreographer Phillippe Decoufle.

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The World Is Big And Salvation Lurks

1:40am, SBS 2
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M
Bulgaria, 2008
Director: Stephan Komandarev
Starring: Miki Manojilovic, Carlo Lubjek, Ana Papadopulu
What's it about?
Following a severe car accident in which both his parents are killed, Sashko is taken to hospital with amnesia. Sashko's grandfather, Bai Dan, decides to help him restore his identity. As they ride on a tandem bicycle through the Balkan countryside, Sashko begins to recall snippets of the past. Winner of the Special Jury Award at the 2008 Warsaw International Film Festival.

 

Friday, 6 March

Appropriate Behaviour

8:30pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
UK, 2013
Director: Desiree Akhavan
Starring: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Scott Adsit
What's it about?
In this Brooklyn-based indie comedy, twenty-something hipster Shirin finds it hard to reconcile being the daughter of a traditional family of Persian heritage and her identity as a young bisexual woman. After failing to come out to her family, Shirin is dumped by her girlfriend Maxine, and endeavours to rebound with a series of sexual adventures. (Official Selection at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.)

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Geography Club

10:05am, SBS 2
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M
USA, 2013
Director: Gary Entin
Starring: Cameron Deane Stewart, Meaghan Martin, Justin Deeley
What's it about?
At Goodkind High School, a group of students of varying sexual orientation form an after-school club as a discreet way to share their feelings and experiences.

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Hardcore

11:30pm, SBS ONE
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MA+15
Greece, 2004
Director: Dennis Iliadis
Starring: Katerina Tsavalou, Danae Skiadi, Omiros Poulakis
What's it about?
Leaving behind a hard life with their families, two teenage girls end up in an Athens brothel, fall in love and support one another against the adversities and violence of the night. Elements of fantasy and humour mix with a story of heartbreak and the loss of innocence.

Killer Bees

1:15am, SBS ONE
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M
Germany, 2008
Director: Michael Karen
Starring: Janin Reinhardt, Klaus J. Behrendt, Stephan Luca
What's it about?
When a swarm of killer bees are released and threaten the lives of the entire population of Majorca, Karla, a young doctor, and her bee specialist friend find themselves in a deadly race against the clock to locate the laboratory of the sinister mastermind who set the bees loose. 

 

Saturday, 7 March

The Company You Keep

8:30pm, SBS ONE
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M
Canada, 2012
Director: Robert Redford
Starring: Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon
What's it about?
After a former member of the radical protest/terrorist organisation the Weather Underground turns herself in to the FBI, a young journalist becomes determined to find the other members. Soon enough, he discovers the identity of Jim Grant, a former member who's wanted for murder.

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Special Forces

10:25pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
France, 2011
Director: Stéphane Rybojad
Starring: Diane Kruger, Benoit Maginel, Djimon Hounsou
What's it about?
When war correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage in Afghanistan by the Taliban and is faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. A relentless pursuit begins between her kidnappers who have no intention of letting their prey escape them, and a group of soldiers who risk their lives in pursuit of their single aim – to bring her home alive.

The Case Against 8

10:40pm, SBS ONE
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PG
USA, 2014
Directors: Ben Cotner, Ryan White
Starring: Ted Olson, Christopher D. Dusseault, Jeffrey J. Zarrillo
What's it about?
A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the centre of the same-sex marriage controversy. Five years in the making, this is the story of how they took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Edge of Heaven

12:20am, SBS 2
M
Germany, 2007
Director: Fatih Akin
Starring: Tuncel Kurtiz, Baki Davrak, Nursel Köse
What's it about?
Nejat, a professor of German literature, disapproves of his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. He changes his mind when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's education. After Yeter's sudden death, Nejat travels to Istanbul to find Yeter's daughter Ayten. Winner of Prix du Scenario at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

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Let Me In

 
MA+15
USA, 2010
Director: Matt Reeves
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins
What's it about?
Based on the original Swedish screenplay and novel Let The Right One In, this film explores the fragility and loneliness of children as a young boy who is being bullied befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

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Sunday, 8 March

Love, Marilyn

 
M
USA, 2012
Director: Liz Garbus
Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Banks, Adrien Brody
What's it about?
Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death, this documentary features remarkable footage and audiotapes along with Marilyn's own handwritten letters, diaries, notes, poems, journals and notebooks, which document her private life against the backdrop of her very public life and loves. Alongside interviews with experts and former acquaintances, actors - including Adrien Brody, Lindsey Lohan, Uma Thurman and Jeremy Piven - read from Marilyn's own writings, bringing her words to a contemporary audience for the first time.

The Man Who Will Come

 
M
Italy, 2009
Director: Giorgio Diritti
Starring: Maya Sansa, Alba Rohrwacher, Eleonora Mazzoni
What's it about?
It's winter in 1943 and Italy is a country torn apart by years of brutal war. Martina is a disturbed young girl who has not spoken since the death of her brother several years earlier. However, when Martina's mother falls pregnant again, the heart-broken Martina finds reason for hope. But on the day her new brother is born, the SS start a violent round-up of the civilians in the area. Winner of the 2010 David di Donatello Award for Best Film.