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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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SBS Movies

14 Apr 2015 - 12:28 PM  UPDATED 27 Apr 2015 - 8:55 AM

Monday, 20 April

The Devil's Double

8:30pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
Belgium, 2011
Director: Lee Tamahori
Starring: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi
What's it about?
Based on the shocking true story of Latif, an Iraqi army lieutenant forced to become the body double of Saddam Hussein’s depraved and sadistic son, Uday. Becoming almost indistinguishable from the reviled Black Prince, Latif realises he must escape the devil’s den - or die trying. A riveting account of one man’s struggle to survive a world of corruption and cruelty.

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Just Another Love Story

10:30pm, SBS 2

MA+15
Denmark, 2007
Director: Ole Bornedal
Starring: Anders W. Berthelsen, Rebecka Hemse, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
What's it about? 
A man who feels responsible for the car accident that put a young woman in a coma develops an obsession for her as he visits her in hospital and pretends to be her fiancé. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize World Cinema at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

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Maiko Haaaan!!!

11:55pm, SBS ONE

PG
Japan, 2007
Director: Nobuo Mizuta
Starring: Sadawo Abe, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Koh Shibasaki
What's it about? 
Kimihiko Onizuka is a salaryman infatuated with maiko (apprentice geisha) and whose greatest goal in life is to play a party game called 'yakyuken' with one. He is finally able to indulge in his obsession when he is transferred to his company's branch in Kyoto - the epicentre of geisha culture.

The Story of Film (Part 6/15)

1:20am, SBS 2
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M
UK, 2011
Director: Mark Cousins
What's it about? 
(1953-1957) The Swollen Story. This 15-part series covers the film landscape from silent cinema to the modern day digital era. Sound comes to the cinema and sends the medium into a spin, as old stars fade and the new ones burn even brighter. Glamour reigns supreme, genre cinema is born and masterpieces of the medium emerge across the globe, as the devastation of war brings startling and daring approaches to cinema. The story of film becomes truly global.

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Kisses

2:30am, SBS ONE
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M
Ireland, 2009
Director: Lance Daly
Starring: Kelly O'Neill, Shane Curry, Paul Roe
What's it about?
Two 11-year-olds, Dylan and Kylie, run away from their grim home life and abusive relatives at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin. Nominated for seven Irish Film and Television Awards in 2009 - and winner of Best Director.

 

Tuesday, 21 April

Moliere

12:20am, SBS ONE
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PG
France, 2007
Director: Laurent Tirard
Starring: Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Ludivine Sagnier
What's it about?
Paris, 1644. 22-year-old Molière is not yet the writer that history will recognise as the father of comic satire. Far from it. He is a failed actor and bankrupt who is languishing in debtor's prison. His release from prison is funded by the wealthy bourgeois, Monsieur Jourdain, on the understanding that Molière will help him woo the affections of a French countess with a series of love letters.

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The Story of Film (Part 7/15)

12:50am, SBS 2
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M
UK, 2011
Director: Mark Cousins
What's it about?
(1957-1964) The Shock of the New. This 15-part series covers the film landscape from silent cinema to the modern day digital era. Cinema screens of the late fifties and sixties blazed with the shock of new cinema styles. In Europe, names like Bertolucci, Godard, Pasolini Bergman, Polanski, Tarkovsky and Oshima gained familiarity. African and Indian cinema continued to rise and American films, such as Easy Rider, heralded a new dawn.

Niloofar

2:30am, SBS ONE
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M
Iran, 2009
Director: Sabine El Gemayel
Starring: Amir Aghai, Mobina Aynehdar, Nayereh Farahani
What's it about?
Niloofar is a twelve-year-old girl whose dream is to read and write, but she lives in a village where education is only for boys. When Niloofar's father promises her in marriage to an older man, she runs away. A narrative about the soul-crushing restraint of rural traditions and growing up female in a world where gender inequality rules.

 

Wednesday, 22 April

Drive

8:30pm, SBS ONE
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MA+15
USA, 2011
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
What's it about?
A Hollywood stunt driver by day moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver-for-hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA's most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbour, Irene. When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best - drive. Winner of Best Director at Cannes Film Festival.

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The Story of Film (Part 8/15)

12:50am, SBS 2
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MA+15
UK, 2011
Director: Mark Cousins
What's it about?
(1965-1969) New Waves. This 15-part series covers the film landscape from silent cinema to the modern day digital era. Cinema screens of the late fifties and sixties blazed with the shock of new cinema styles. In Europe names like Bertolucci, Godard, Pasolini Bergman, Polanski, Tarkovsky and Oshima gained familiarity. African and Indian cinema continued to rise and American films, such as Easy Rider, heralded a new dawn.

The Light Thief

2:30am, SBS ONE
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M
Kyrgyzstan, 2010
Director: Aktan Arym Kubat
Starring: Aktan Arym Kubat, Taalaikan Abazova, Askat Sulaimanov
What's it about?
Svet-Ake is a village electrician who uses his skills to bring light and warmth to his poverty-stricken neighbours by illegally tapping into a nearby power station. However, when Svet-Ake’s scheme is uncovered by state officials, the Robin Hood of electricity is fired from his job. Deep-thinking Svet-Ake becomes locked in an internal debate about the morality of his so-called misdeeds. Nominated for Best Cinematography at the Asian Film Awards, 2011.

 

Thursday, 23 April

The Story of Film (Part 9/15)

12:35am, SBS 2
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M
UK, 2011
Director: Mark Cousins
What's it about?
(1967-1979) New American Cinema. This series covers the film landscape from silent cinema to the modern day digital era. Cinema screens of the late fifties and sixties blazed with the shock of new cinema styles. In Europe names like Bertolucci, Godard, Pasolini Bergman, Polanski, Tarkovsky and Oshima gained familiarity. African and Indian cinema continued to rise and American films, such as Easy Rider, heralded a new dawn.

Not on the Lips

1:45am, SBS 2

PG
France, 2003
Director: Alain Resnais
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Sabine Azema, Lambert Wilson
What's it about?
In the France of the heady, gay, fashionable 1920s, wealthy Parisian socialite, Gilberte Valandray, is confronted with hiding her former marriage from her unsuspecting husband.

 

Friday, 24 April

3

11:30pm, SBS ONE
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MA+15
Germany, 2010
Director: Tom Tykwer
Starring: Sophie Rois, Sebastian Schipper, Devid Striesow
What's it about?
From the director of Run Lola Run comes this sophisticated comedy about adultery and sexual experimentation. Hanna and Simon are a couple who have lived together in Berlin happily for 20 years. However their world is shaken up when they both separately meet a handsome scientist named Adam and begin to pursue him, each eventually falling in love with him unbeknownst to the other. This fascinating German film turns the love triangle cliché on its head.

The Story of Film (Part 10/15)

12:30am, SBS 2
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MA+15
UK, 2011
Director: Mark Cousins
What's it about?
(1969-1979) Radical Directors in the 70s. This series covers the film landscape from silent cinema to the modern day digital era. National cinemas produced extraordinary talents, including Germany's Wim Wenders, the Australian New Wave filmmakers and audacious new offerings from South America. The 1970s also introduced Bruce Lee and the new American cinema. In the late 1980s, brave filmmakers around the world challenged and protested social and political norms by speaking the truth through film.

Angele and Tony

1:35am, SBS ONE
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M
France, 2010
Director: Alix Delaporte
Starring: Clotilde Hesme, Grégory Gadebois, Evelyne Didi
What's it about?
This award-winning debut feature from writer/director Alix Delaporte is an intimate drama about two lost souls searching for human connection. When Angèle returns to her home town of Normandy after a two-year absence she is terrified that she will not be able to look the young son she left behind. Through a personal ad she meets Tony, a fisherman who lives with his widowed mother. The two couldn’t make a more unlikely pair, but they soon form a fractured relationship. But will the secret that Angèle harbours threaten their future?

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The Father of My Children

3:05am, SBS ONE
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M
France, 2009
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Starring: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Chiara Caselli, Alice de Lencquesaing
What's it about?
Grégoire, a successful film producer, spirals into suicidal despondency as his company becomes riddled with debt, the turmoil taking a dramatic toll on his family. Winner of the Un Certain Regard - Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009.

 

Saturday, 25 April

Kokoda

8:30pm, SBS ONE

M
Australia, 2006
Director: Alister Grierson
Starring: Jack Finsterer, Travis McMahon, Simon Stone 
What's it about?
New Guinea, 1942. Australia is at war with Japan. A small platoon of Australian soldiers from the 39th battalion have been set as a forward patrol far outside the perimeter of Isurava, a village on the Kokoda track. After sustained bombardment and initial attacks from the Japanese, the men are cut off from their supply lines and all communications. Isolated in the jungle behind enemy lines, they must make their way back through the most unforgiving terrain on earth to get to safety and the main body of Australian troops. Allegiances form, strengths and weaknesses emerge, and leadership battles threaten to destroy the group, as the going gets tougher and tougher.

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The Counterfeiters

10:15pm, SBS ONE
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MA+15
Austria/Germany, 2007
Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Starring: Karl Markovics, Devid Striesow, August Diehl
What's it about?
Salomon 'Sally' Sorowitsch is an expert Jewish counterfeiter enjoying the good life until he’s sent to Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp. Sally manages to survive for five years before transfer to Sachsenhausen, where he is assigned to produce perfect forgeries of British and US banknotes for the Third Reich. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, 2008.

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Baby Call

11:25pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
Sweden, 2011
Director: Pål Sletaune
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Kristoffer Joner, Vetle Qvenild 
What's it about?
Anna and her eight year old son Anders are under the witness protection program following a difficult relationship with Anders' father. They move into a large apartment complex. Anna becomes overprotective of her son and even buys a babycall to keep track of him. Soon, strange noises from other apartments appear on the monitor, and Anna overhears what might be the murder of a child. Meanwhile, Anders' mysterious new friend starts visiting at odd hours, claiming that he has keys for all the doors in the building.

Black Out

12:05am, SBS ONE
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M
France, 2009
Director: Jean-Christophe Klotz 
Starring: Jalil Lespert, Cyril Guei and Patrick Rameau
What's it about?
When young journalist Antoine Rives is assigned to report on the lasting effects of the Rwandan civil war, he has little sense of the atrocities that took place. That changes when he meets a Hutu student, Clement, who is desperate to return to Rwanda in search of his stranded Tutsi girlfriend. Antoine travels with Clement to record his journey and soon finds himself immersed in the chaotic aftermath of the horrific conflict.

The Equation of Love and Death

1:45am, SBS ONE
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M
China, 2008
Director: Cao Baoping
Starring: Zhou Xun, Deng Chao, Zhang Hanyu
What's it about?
Li Mi, a Kunming cab driver, longs for the day she can be reunited with her boyfriend, who's been missing for four years. After a case of mistaken identity, a kidnapping, and a threat of extortion, Li Mi's dream may be on the cusp of becoming a reality. Winner of Best Actress (Zhou Xun) at the 2009 Asian Film Awards.

 

Sunday, 26 April

Oh My God

 
PG
USA, 2009
Director: Peter Rodger
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Ringo Starr, Bob Geldof, Baz Luhrmann
What's it about?
"What is God?" Filmmaker Peter Rodger goes on a quest across 23 different countries to explore this age-old question. This visual odyssey travels the globe with a revealing lens examining the idea of God through the minds and eyes of various religions and cultures, everyday people, spiritual leaders and celebrities.

 

This Is Not a Film

 
PG
Iran, 2011
Directors: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi
Starring: Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
What's it about?
This is a day-in-the-life documentary of Jafar Panahi’s experience of being under house arrest in Iran. Filmed almost entirely inside his apartment in Tehran, Panahi expresses his frustration of not being allowed to do what he values most - to make films. The Iranian writer/director of internationally acclaimed films such as The White Balloon, The Circle and Offside (available now at SBS On Demand), Panahi is under house arrest and has a 20-year ban on making films, leaving Iran and talking to the media.

Death Row (Part 4/4)

 
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 Linda Carty, one of only 10 women on death row in Texas. Carty was convicted of murdering 25 year old Joana Rodrigues and stealing her 4 day old child. The young mother was found dead in the trunk of a car, with the infant barely alive nearby. Carty's first statement is a declaration of her innocence.