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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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21 Apr 2015 - 10:01 AM  UPDATED 4 May 2015 - 10:39 AM

Monday, 27 April

Shame

8:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA+15
UK, 2012
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge
What's it about?
In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life, which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction, is disrupted when his sister, a young singer, arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay.

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Read interview with Steve McQueen & Michael Fassbender
Read blog: Why You Should Watch Shame

More info: SBS 2 Bad Boys Season

A Dangerous Method

10:20pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA+15
UK, 2011
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightly, Viggo Mortensen
What's it about? 
Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung's weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud, but soon both men fall under Sabina's spell.

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Read review
Read interview with David Cronenberg
Read blog: Why You Should Watch a Dangerous Method

The Sky Crawlers

11:55pm, SBS ONE

M
Japan, 2009
Director: Mamoru Oshii
What's it about? 
A visually striking Japanese anime based on the science fiction novels by Hiroshi Mori. On a future Earth, there is no longer any war between nations. Peace reigns over the entire planet. However, it's been found that people need the tension and excitement of war to truly feel alive. To fill this need, staged 'wars' between various corporations provide the excitement that actual wars had provided.

The Story of Film (Part 11/15)

1:05am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
UK, 2011
Director: Mark Cousins
What's it about? 
(1970s and Onwards) Innovation in Popular Culture. 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.

Read interview with director Mark Cousins

Partners

2:20am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA+15
France, 2009
Director: Gilbert Melki, Emmanuelle Devos and Cyril Descours
What's it about?
18-year-olds Vincent and Rebecca meet at a cybercafe and it is love at first sight. Two months later, Vincent's dead body is fished out of the river and Rebecca has disappeared. Inspector Hervé Cagan and his partner, Karine Mangin, are placed in charge of the investigation. While they gather clues gleaned from the young couple's brief romance, Hervé and Karine find themselves confronted by their own failures in life.

  

Tuesday, 28 April

The Tracker

10:00pm, NITV

MA+15
Australia, 2001
Director: Rolf de Heer
Starring: David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau
What's it about?
In the Australian outback in 1922, three white men are on the trail of an Aboriginal man, accused of the murder of a white woman, with the help of an Aboriginal tracker. It doesn't take long before each man is faced with his inner conflict regarding racism, and this soon becomes the more dangerous element within the ouback journey than the actual hunt for the accused. Won the AFI Award for Best Actor in 2002 and Best Actor and Best Feature Film category at the IF Awards for the same year.

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Watch video at the Adelaide Festival premiere 
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Hunting and Gathering

12:15am, SBS ONE
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M
France, 2007
Director: Claude Berri
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Guillaume Canet, Laurent Stocker
What's it about?
From master director Claude Berri (Jean de Florette) and starring two of France's brightest young stars, Audrey Tautou and Guillaume Canet, comes an enchanting romantic fable about a collection of misfits in Paris. Without each other, Camille, Franck, Philibert and Paulette's lives feel empty, but through one another they rediscover their passion for life and learn to face the world.

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The Story of Film (Part 12/15)

12:50am, SBS 2
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M
UK, 2011
Director: Mark Cousins
What's it about? 
(1980s) Moviemaking and Protest. 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.

Read interview with director Mark Cousins

Lovesickness

1:55am, SBS ONE
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Puerto Rico, 2004
Directors: Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz, Mariem Pérez Riera
Starring: Luis Guzmán, Teresa Hernández, Silvia Brito
What's it about?
A three-part look at the ironies of love, with stories that involve a young boy, a hostage situation, and a divorced elderly couple caught in a love triangle. Winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2007 Chicago International Film Festival.

Black Ice

2:00am, SBS 2

MA+15
Finland, 2007
Director: Petri Kotwica
Starring: Outi Maenpaa, Ria Kataja, Martti Suosalo
What's it about?
On her 40th birthday, Saara finds out that her husband Leo is having an affair with a younger woman, Tuuli. Instead of revealing her true identity, Saara pretends to be someone else and makes friends with Tuuli. At the same time she is planning the best way to take revenge on her husband and his lover. Winner of five Finnish Jussi awards in 2008.

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Wednesday, 29 April

Savages

8:30pm, SBS 2

MA+15
USA, 2012
Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Salma Hayek
What's it about?
Two friends and partners delve into a marijuana-growing operation in Southern California and get ensnared into a dangerous battle with a Mexican drug cartel after they kidnap the woman they both love.

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More info: SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Ultra-violence 

Sleepless Night

11:00pm, SBS 2
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M
France, 2011
Director: Frédéric Jardin
Starring: Tomer Sisley, Serge Riaboukine, Julien Boisselier
What's it about?
Vincent uses his role as a police detective to enact a drug heist, but everything goes wrong – he is stabbed and the drug carriers he is robbing discover his identity. Vincent escapes with a huge bag of cocaine, but soon discovers his loot belongs to powerful mob boss/nightclub owner named Jose, who kidnaps Vincent's son in hopes to reclaim his property. Vincent has until the end of the night to return the stash and save his son.

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The Song of Sparrows

12:00am, SBS ONE

PG
Iran, 2008
Director: Majid Majidi
Starring: Raza Najee, Cameran Dehqan, Mariam Akbari
What's it about?
A tale of moral decline and redemption from Oscar-nominated director Majid Majidi. Karim is a poor man with an ambitious son and two daughters, one of whom is deaf. He loses his job just when his daughter Haniyeh needs a new hearing aid. He then learns some lessons about life when he resorts to using his motorcycle as a taxi in Tehran. Nominated for the Golden Bear at Berlin in 2008.

Ben X

1:45am, SBS ONE
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Belgium, 2007
Director: Nic Balthazar
Starring: Greg Timmermans, Marijke Pinoy, Laura Verlinden
What's it about?
As an alternative to getting bullied at school, Ben, a withdrawn teenager, retreats into a fantasy world of online gaming. After one particularly traumatic incident, he starts to develop suicidal tendencies. Then Scarlite comes into his life, and together they devise a plan for revenge. Winner of Most Popular Film at Montréal in 2007.

The Story of Film (Part 13/15)

1:50am, SBS 2
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M
UK, 2011
Director: Mark Cousins
What's it about? 
(1990-1998) The Last Days of Celluloid. This series covers the film landscape from silent cinema to the modern day digital era. A new decade brought with it a wealth of new discoveries as Quentin Tarantino blasted the landscape, Baz Luhrmann's madcap frenetic film language sat alongside Iranian cinema, and new Japanese horror terrified global audiences.

Read interview with director Mark Cousins

  

Thursday, 30 April

The Final Member

11:00pm, SBS ONE
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA+15
Canada, 2012
Directors: Jonah Bekhor, Zach Math
Starring: Sigurður Hjartarson, Páll Arason, Tom Mitchell 
What's it about?
Welcome to the Icelandic Phallological Museum - the world’s only penis gallery. Owner, operator and phallus obsessive Sigurdur “Siggi” Hjartarson has dedicated four decades to assembling an extensive array of male genitalia, but one specimen is conspicuous in its absence: a human appendage. As potential donors emerge, his unusual search offers an examination of the meaning of masculinity and manhood.

The Story of Film (Part 14/15)

12:35am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
UK, 2011
Director: Mark Cousins
What's it about? 
(1990s) The First Days of Digital. This series covers the film landscape from silent cinema to the modern day digital era. A new decade brought with it a wealth of new discoveries, as Quentin Tarantino blasted the landscape, Baz Luhrmann's madcap frenetic film language sat alongside Iranian cinema, and new Japanese horror terrified global audiences.

Read interview with director Mark Cousins

The Last Summer of La Boyita

1:45am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA+15
Argentina, 2009
Director: Julia Solomonoff
Starring: Guadalupe Alonso, Nicolás Treise, Mirella Pascual
What's it about?
Young Jorgelina feels estranged from her boy-crazy older sister, who has entered adolescence and doesn't want to hang around with little kids anymore. Finding refuge in their Boyita camper-van, Jorgelina travels with her father to the countryside, where her lifelong playmate Mario is undergoing some unexpected changes of his own. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2010 Cartagena Film Festival.

The Princess of Montpensier

2:35am, SBS ONE

M
France, 2010
Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Starring: Mélanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson, Gaspard Ulliel
What's it about?
This swashbuckling romance tells the story of Marie de Mézières, a beautiful and clever young heiress who enslaves the hearts of men throughout 16th century France. In due course, the contest for her affection causes a violent rivalry between four different suitors. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

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Friday, 1 May

Buck

8:30pm, SBS ONE
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
USA, 2011
Director: Cindy Meehl
Starring: Buck Brannaman, Gary Myers, Bibb Frazier
What's it about?
Winner of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, Buck follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses: a real-life “horse-whisperer”, he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. 

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Read interview with Buck Brannaman

35 Shots of Rum

12:00am, SBS ONE
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M
France, 2008
Director: Claire Denis
Starring: Alex Descas, Mati Diop, Nicole Dogue
What's it about?
A bittersweet story of an inevitable phase in family life, explored through the loving relationship between a widowed father and his adoring daughter living in an apartment in the suburbs of Paris. Winner of the Special Jury Award at the Gijón International Film Festival in 2008.

The Story of Film (Part 15/15)

12:25am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
UK, 2011
Director: Mark Cousins
What's it about? 
(2000 Onwards) Film Moves Full Circle. This series covers the film landscape from silent cinema to the modern day digital era. In a post 9/11 world, the medium itself underwent massive industrial changes propelling films into a bold new direction.

Incident at Loch Ness

1:50am, SBS ONE

M
USA, 2004
Director: Zak Penn
Starring: Werner Herzog, Kitana Baker, Gabriel Beristain
What's it about?
Chronicles the story of the making (and unmaking) of Werner Herzog's film about Scotland's infamous Loch Ness monster, as well as the aftermath of that fateful effort. Shocking, controversial and strangely humorous, the film raises many questions about where reality ends and fiction begins.

  

Saturday, 2 May

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

8:35pm, SBS ONE
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PG
UK, 1975
Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
What's it about?
From the hilarious comedy troupe Monty Python, comes the story of King Arthur and his knights who embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.

Return to Goree

9:30pm, NITV
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PG
Switzerland, 2007
Director: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud
Starring: Youssou N'Dour, Moncef Genoud, Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye
What's it about?
A 2007 musical documentary road movie directed by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud, featuring singer Youssou N'Dour's journey along the trail left by slaves and by the jazz music they invented. Youssou N'Dour's challenge is to bring back to Africa a jazz repertoire and to sing those tunes in Goree, the island that today symbolizes the slave trade and stands to commemorate its victims.

Monty Python: Live at the Hollywood Bowl

10:10pm, SBS ONE
Watch now at SBS On demand

MA+15
UK, 1982
Directors: 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.

Love Crime

11:25pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS on Demand

M
France, 2010
Director: Alain Corneau
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Ludivine Sagnier, Patrick Mille
What's it about?
Kristen Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier star in this psychosexual thriller following two women who would literally kill to get to the top of the corporate ladder. Christine is a ruthless and sadistic business executive who uses everyone around her, while Isabelle is her young, intelligent assistant who is routinely humiliated. When the abuse goes too far, Isabelle finds herself dangerously capable of doing something she never thought she'd do.

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Seraphine

11:40pm, SBS ONE
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

PG
France, 2008
Director: Martin Provost
Starring: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent
What's it about?
An impoverished, middle-aged French housekeeper’s secret talent for painting is noticed by a respected German art critic, who promises her worldwide success. Based on the life of one of France’s most famous female artists, Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942). Winner of seven César Awards in 2009, including Best Film and Best Actress.

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Ca$h

1:20am, SBS 2

M
France, 2008
Director: Eric Besnard
Starring: Jean Dujardin, Jean Reno, Valeria Golino
What's it about?
Cash, the most elegant con man in Paris, decides to avenge the death of his brother by crafting a complex sting operation, replete with sly humour and seduction. With backdrops of Paris and the Côte d'Azur, this film pays homage to the 'champagne film' genre, where exotic locales, glamorous film stars and mind-bending heists set the scene for the action.

Incendies

1:55am, SBS ONE
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MA+15
Canada, 2010
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Maxim Gaudette, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Lubna Azabal
What's it about?
When twins Jeanne and Simon are informed of their mother Nawal's will, they receive two envelopes – one for the father they thought was dead and another for a brother they didn't know existed. Jeanne immediately decides to go to the Middle East and dig into a family history in search of a Nawal who was very different from the mother they knew.

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Read interview with Denis Villeneuve
Read blog: Why You Should Watch Incendies

 

Sunday, 3 May

The Orator

 
PG
New Zealand/Samoa, 2011
Director: Tusi Tamasese
Starring: Fa'afiaula Sanote, Tausili Pushparaj, Salamasina Mataia
What's it about?
Marginalised at the outskirts of the village on the lush Samoan island of Upolu, Saili lives quietly with his wife Vaaiga and her teenage daughter Litia, until her brother Poto arrives unexpectedly and demands she return to her family, ending seventeen years of banishment. With his neighbours encroaching on his land and his family threatened, Saili is forced to defy expectations and discover the depth and strength of his love for his wife and family.

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Read interview with Tusi Tamasese

Bang-Bang Wedding!

10:30pm, SBS ONE
 
PG
Greece, 2008
Director: Christine Crokos
Starring: Alex Dimitriades, Faye Xila, Giorgos Karamihos
What's it about?
Alex Dimitriades stars in this fast-paced Greek wedding comedy. Young lovers Ilias and Marina arrive on the island of Crete for their wedding, along with their large, boisterous families all eager to celebrate the nuptials. However, when a typo on the wedding invitation confuses the reception venue and scatters the guests in different directions, they embark on a collision course of increasingly comedic proportions.