• You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, 2010 (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
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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17 Mar 2015 - 1:01 PM  UPDATED 30 Mar 2015 - 9:15 AM

Monday, 23 March

A Teacher

8:30pm, SBS 2
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M
USA, 2012
Director: Hannah Fidell
Starring: Lindsay Burdge, Will Brittain, Jennifer Prediger
What's it about?
Diana, a young high school teacher in Austin, Texas, is in the midst of an affair with one of her students. As the costs of their relationship become clear, Diana tries to break it off - only to end up diving in even more recklessly than before.

Blue Ruin

9:55pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
USA/France, 2013
Director: Jeremy Saulnier
Starring: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves
What's it about? 
Follows a mysterious outsider whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

 

Tuesday, 24 March

The Girl From Monaco

11:40pm, SBS ONE
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M
France, 2008
Director: Anne Fontaine
Starring: Louise Bourgoin, Fabrice Luchini, Roschdy Zem
What's it about?
In Monaco, a top Parisian defence attorney currently working on a high-profile case falls in lust with a free-spirited TV weather girl, under the disapproving eye of his bodyguard.

Yes Nurse! No Nurse!

1:20am, SBS ONE
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MA+15
Netherlands, 2002
Director: Pieter Kramer
Starring: Loes Luca, Tjitske Reidinga, Waldemar Torenstra
What's it about?
Welcome to nurse Klivia's Amsterdam rest home where a cheery bunch of elderly eccentrics are spending the autumn of their days. Meanwhile, their bad-tempered neighbour will do anything to shut the facility down forever. Based on the popular 1960's Dutch television series, this is a candy-coloured musical comedy. Nominated for the Golden Bear at Berlin in 2003.

 

Wednesday, 25 March

Juan of the Dead

8:30pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
Spain/Cuba, 2011
Director: Alejandro Brugués
Starring: Alexis Díaz de Villegas, Jorge Molina, Andros Perugorría 
What's it about?
An army of zombies is invading Cuba and the Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government. A group of slackers decides to make money by offering their services killing the zombies, but they soon find their own lives at risk.

REC

10:15pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
Spain, 2007
Director: Jaume Balagueró
Starring: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Pablo Rosso
What's it about?
In the vein of The Blair Witch Project, a television reporter and her unseen cameraman are trapped in a building with biting, blood-lusting monsters in this demonic cinema verite film. Winner of 16 international film awards.

REC 2

11:40pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
Spain, 2009
Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Starring: Jonathan D. Mellor, Manuela Velasco, Óscar Zafra
What's it about?
A group of teenagers break into a quarantined zone that has been besieged with demon-possessed zombies. The teenagers film the subsequent blood bath with camcorders, Blair Witch-style. Meanwhile, a trigger-happy SWAT team shoots anything that moves. Winner of four Spanish Gaudí Awards in 2010, including Best Visual Effects.

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The Edge of Heaven

11:55pm, SBS ONE

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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REC 3: Genesis

1:15am, SBS 2
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MA+15
Spain, 2012
Director: Paco Plaza
Starring: Leticia Dolera, Diego Martín, Ismael Martínez
What's it about?
Koldo and Clara are about to celebrate the happiest day of their lives - their wedding. Everything starts off beautifully, until their guests start to showing signs of a strange illness. Before they realise what’s happening, their dream day turns into a nightmare with their friends and family transformed into blood-thirsty monsters. Amidst the chaos Koldo and Clara become separated, and must both risk their lives to find each other again.

The Clay Bird

2:00am, SBS ONE
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PG
Bengladesh, 2002
Director: Tareque Masud
Starring: Nurul Islam Bablu, Russell Farazi, Jayanto Chattopadhyay
What's it about?
From acclaimed documentary director Tareque Masud comes a moving story of childhood, religion and a family divided. The award-winning story of a young boy's journey along the road to adulthood. Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and Best Screenplay Award at the 2002 Marrakech International Film Festival.

 

Thursday, 26 March

Worlds Apart

1:35am, SBS 2
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M
Denmark, 2008
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Starring: Rosalinde Mynster, Pilou Asbæk, Jens Jørn Spottag
What's it about?
Based on a true story, a young girl is torn between her conscience, religion and passion when she is forced to make a choice between her faith and her feelings for a man who does not belong to her family's church, the Jehovah's Witnesses. Nominated for three Bodil Awards in 2009, including Best Film.

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Friday, 27 March

The Housemaid

11:30pm, SBS ONE

MA+15
South Korea, 2010
Director: Sang-soo Im
Starring: Do-yeon Jeon, Jung-jae Lee, Yeo-jeong Yoon
What's it about?
Eun-Yi is employed as a maid by an wealthy family, and is forced into an affair with the father of the house. When she falls pregnant, and the family uncover their secret, she is forced to take matters into her own hands to protect the unborn child. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

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Saturday, 28 March

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

8:30pm, SBS ONE
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M
USA, 2010
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins
What's it about?
The lives of two married couples whose passions, ambitions and anxieties force them all into assorted troubles that run the gamut from ludicrous to dangerous. Sally sees her parents' marriage fall apart when her father decides to marry a prostitute. Meanwhile her own marriage begins to disintegrate when she meets handsome gallery owner Greg, and her husband falls for beautiful young neighbour Dia.

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Poetic Justice

8:30pm, NITV

MA+15
USA, 1993
Director: John Singleton
Starring: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King
What's it about?
In South L.A., a young African-American woman, Justice, tries to rebuild herself after witnessing the murder of her boyfriend, working as a hairdresser and writing poetry. When her car breaks sown as she's about to go to a hair show in Oakland, she has to do the overnight trip in a postal van with Lucky, a postal worker aspiring to become a musician. Despite Justice initially not getting along with him, the long car trip turns out to be a chance for them to share ideas and realise that they're not so different after all.

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The Wackness

10:20pm, SBS ONE
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MA+15
USA, 2008
Director: Jonathan Levine
Starring: Josh Peck, Ben Kingsley, Olivia Thirlby
What's it about?
It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop. Set against this backdrop, a lonely teenager named Luke Shapiro spends his last summer before university selling marijuana throughout New York City, trading it with his unorthodox psychotherapist for treatment, while having a crush on his stepdaughter. Winner of the Audience Award at Sundance 2008.

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Unit 7

10:20pm, SBS 2
MA+15
Spain, 2012
Director: Alberto Rodríguez
Starring: Inmaculada Alcántara, Andrés Blanco, Javier Berger
What's it about?
Unit 7 has a tough assignment: kick Seville's most dangerous drug trafficking ring out of the city. As they slip outside the bounds of the law, two officers fuelled by violence, lies, and ambition end up on opposing paths.

 

Sunday, 29 March

Yudum

 
M
Australia, 2011
Director: Nicholas Cleary
Starring: Jermaine Hampton, Gemma Theatre-Riley, Ronald Lennon
What's it about?
A young man heads north in search of a girl, but who discovers much more than he ever expected. A true community movie for all, starring that people of Oodnadatta and Oodnadatta itself.

Rescue Dawn

12:20am, SBS ONE 
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MA+15
USA, 2006
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies
What's it about?
The true story of a US fighter pilot's gruelling experiences as a prisoner of war in Laos after being shot down during the Vietnam War, and his eventual escape. A dramatisation of director Werner Herzog's 1997 documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly, this is an involving tale of courage and survival, with plenty of parallels to contemporary experiences of war and captivity.

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