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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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30 Mar 2015 - 5:24 PM  UPDATED 13 Apr 2015 - 10:10 AM

Monday, 6 April

Margin Call

8:30pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
USA, 2011
Director: J.C. Chandor
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci, Demi Moore
What's it about?
Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When entry-level analyst Peter Sullivan unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster.

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The Disappearance of Alice Creed

10:25pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
UK, 2009
Director: J. Blakeson
Starring: Martin Compston, Eddie Marsan, Gemma Arterton
What's it about? 
Criminals Vic and Danny kidnap Alice Creed, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. They fastidiously set up an apartment building and handcuff Alice to the bed, all in a careful attempt to make sure that she won't escape and they won't get caught. But what do Vic and Danny really want with Alice? And is Alice cunning enough to foil their plans and escape?

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Dororo

11:55pm, SBS ONE

MA+15
Japan, 2007
Director: Akihiko Shiota
Starring: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Ko Shibasaki, Kiichi Nakai
What's it about? 
A warlord makes a deal with demons; he gets the power to rule the world in exchange for the body parts of his unborn son. When the baby grows up, he begins a quest to recover his lost body parts. He is aided in his mission by a female warrior who wants to avenge her parent's death at the hands of the warlord.

 

Tuesday, 7 April

The Secret of the Grain

12:10am, SBS ONE

M
France, 2007
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Starring: Habib Boufares, Hafsia Herzi, Leila D'Issernio
What's it about?
In the rustic port of Sète in south-eastern France, 60-year-old Slimane has worked in the same shipyard job for over 35 years. His growing dissatisfaction, however, prompts him to try to open his own restaurant. His dream seems unbelievable, but his contagious conviction and persistence work their way into the hearts of his loyal but dispersed family. Winner of the 2008 César Award for Best Film.

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...And They Lived Happily Ever After

1:55am, SBS 2

MA+15
France, 2004
Director: Yvan Attal
Starring: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yvan Attal, Emmanuelle Seigner
What's it about?
Three men in their forties contemplate marriage, fidelity and their life choices in actor-writer-director Yvan Attal’s sophisticated drama. Cleverly scripted, the film boasts powerful performances from a stellar, including a sexy cameo from Johnny Depp.

Paris

2:55am, SBS ONE

M
France, 2008
Director: Cedric Klapisch
Starring: Romain Duris, Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini
What's it about?
Pierre, a professional dancer, suffers from a serious heart defect. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life, he has nothing better to do than observe the people around him from the balcony of his Paris apartment. When Elise, his sister, moves in to his place to care for him, it does little to alter Pierre's new habits. Nominated for Best Film at the 2009 Cesar Awards. 

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Wednesday, 8 April

The Raid

8:30pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
Indonesia, 2011
Director: Gareth Evans
Starring: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy 
What's it about?
In the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable multi-level safe house for the world's most dangerous gangsters. Until now, the rundown apartment block has been considered untouchable even to the police. An elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when news of their assault reaches the drug lord, all the building's exits are blocked. Stranded on the 6th floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive.

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The Protector 2

10:20pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
Thailand, 2013
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
Starring: Tony Jaa, RZA, Petchtai Wongkamlao
What's it about?
In the sequel to The Protector, Kham is the last in a long line of traditional guards who watch over Thailand's war elephants. When one of these elephants has been stolen by low-level crime boss Suchart, Kham uncovers a major crime syndicate headed up by LC. With the help of Interpol agent Mark, Kham must fight his way to the top to get back his elephant.

The Seven Days

12:05am, SBS ONE

M
Israel/France, 2008
Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
Starring: Ronit Elkabetz, Moshe Ivgi, Yaël Abecasis
What's it about?
When an Uncle dies, his large Jewish family gathers inside his widow's house for a week of recriminations and reopened wounds as they observe Shiva, the requisite seven days of mourning. Nominated for thirteen awards at the 2008 Israeli Film Academy Awards, including Best Film.

Tokyo Sonata

2:15am, SBS 2

PG
Japan, 2008
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Starring: Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyoko Koizumi, Koji Yakusho
What's it about?
An award-winning portrait of a seemingly average Japanese family whose lives threaten to unravel after the father loses his job at a prominent company and individual secrets come to the surface. Winner of the Cannes Jury Prize, 2008.

 

Thursday, 9 April

Unhung Hero

11:00pm, SBS ONE
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MA+15
USA, 2013
Director: Brian Spitz
Starring: Patrick Moote, Axel Braun, Jonah Falcon
What's it about?
Patrick Moote, whose girlfriend rejected his marriage proposal on the jumbotron at a UCLA basketball game due to his small penis size, sets out to expose this extremely personal chapter of his life, confronting ex-girlfriends, doctors, anthropologists and even adult film stars. From witch doctors in Papua New Guinea to sex museums in Korea, Patrick has a lot of turf to cover in this globetrotting adventure, which finally answers the age old question: does size matter?

The 11 Commandments

1:40am, SBS 2

M
France, 2004
Director: Francois Desagnat, Thomas Sorriaux
Starring: Michaël Youn, Vincent Desagnat, Benjamin Morgaine
What's it about?
Mike and his mates are evicted from a club. While taking a collective leak they cross their streams for fun and are transported to Joke Heaven where the God of Jokes complains to them that people are not laughing anymore. He orders them to complete 11 Commandments that will bring fun back into this depressed old world.

 

Friday, 10 April

Unresolved Sexual Tension

11:30pm, SBS ONE
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MA+15
Spain, 2010
Director: Miguel Ángel Lamata
Starring: Norma Ruíz, Pilar Rubio, Salomé Jiménez
What's it about?
University Professor Juanjo falls into a tailspin of depression and confusion after being dumped by his girlfriend. Convinced that he is being manipulated by her he persuades his boldest student, Nico, to help him regain his former love. However, their seemingly simple plan ends up being a perverse game.

 

Saturday, 11 April

We Were Soldiers

8:30pm, SBS ONE
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MA+15
USA/Germany, 2002
Director: Randall Wallace
Starring: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear
What's it about?
Based on true events, We Were Soldiers is a tale of bravery and loyalty shown by the American soldiers during one of the most savage military battles in U.S. history. On November 14, 1965, in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore and 400 troopers from the U.S. 7th Air Cavalry are surrounded by 2000 enemy soldiers in what would become the first major battle of the Vietnam War.

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Get on the Bus

9:30am, NITV

M
USA, 1996
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton, Andre Braugher
What's it about?
A group of 15 African-American men travel by bus from Los Angeles to Washington DC in order to participate in the Million Man March. Besides their colour, the men have nothing in common – all have completely opposite views on religion, sexual orientation, race, politics – and, as they're interviewed by a young aspiring filmmaker capturing the trip on tape, tensions quickly ariseThis iconic Spike Lee film was released exactly one year after the 1995 Million Man March.

The Round Up

11:10am, SBS ONE

M
France, 2010
Director: Rose Bosch
Starring: Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh
What's it about?
In picturesque Montmartre in 1942, three children wearing a yellow star play in the streets, oblivious to the darkness spreading over Nazi-occupied France. Their parents do not seem too concerned either, somehow putting their trust in the Vichy Government. But beyond this view, much is going on. Hitler has demanded that the French government round up its Jews and put them on trains for the extermination camps in the east.

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Cherry Blossoms

12:50am, SBS 2

MA+15
Germany, 2008
Director: Doris Dorrie
Starring: Elmar Wepper, Hannelore Elsner, Maximillian Bruckner
What's it about?
A multi-award winner at the 2008 German Film Awards, this touching film follows a dying man as he goes on an evocative journey to Japan in an attempt to accomplish his late wife's unfulfilled dreams. 

My Brother is an Only Child

2:20am, SBS ONE
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M
Italy, 2007
Director: Daniele Luchetti
Starring: Riccardo Scamarcio, Claudio Botosso, Elio Germano
What's it about?
In 1960s Italy, an impulsive young boy, Accio, searching for spiritual fulfillment, heads off to seminary, much to his family's disapproval. Eventually he decides to leave the seminary and returns home to a luke-warm welcome. He receives a much warmer reception from a friend, Mario Nastri, a die-hard fascist whose friendship leads Accio to embrace the Fascist ideology.

 

Sunday, 12 April

The Moustache

1:40am, SBS 2
 
M
France, 2005
Director: Emmanuel Carrère
Starring: Vincent Lindon, Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric
What's it about?
When Marc, a well-off architect living in Paris, shaves off the moustache he's apparently worn his entire adult life, neither his wife Agnès, nor his friends notice the change. They all assure him he never had a moustache. Although at first Marc considers their reaction a sick joke, he soon worries obsessively about it: is he mad or is he the victim of a conspiracy to make him appear mad?

Death Row (Part 2/4)

 
M
Germany, 2012
Director: Werner Herzog
What's it about?
Internationally renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog embarks on a dialogue with prisoners on Texas' death row and lets them tell their stories. In this episode, Herzog talks to Hank Skinner, who was sentenced to death 18 years ago for the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend and her two mentally impaired sons. When he was arrested, Skinner claims that he was so intoxicated that he could not even stand when he was apprehended, and that an unknown intruder must have been the perpetrator.