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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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28 Apr 2015 - 12:44 PM  UPDATED 11 May 2015 - 2:56 PM

Monday, 4 May

From Dusk Till Dawn

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

MA+15
USA, 1996
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Quentin Tarantino, George Clooney, Salma Hayek
What's it about?
Two dangerous outlaws kidnap a family and head south to a seedy Mexican bar to hide out in safety. Before long, it becomes apparent that the place they've entered is not your average seed bar; the entire place to teem with vicious, blood-sucking vampires. With the odds stacked greatly against them, the Gecko brothers are forced to team up with their hostages if they stand any chance of getting out alive.

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We Are the Night

10:30pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
Germany, 2010
Director: Dennis Gansel
Starring: Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Jennifer Ulrich
What's it about?
One night, 18-year-old Lena is bitten by Louise, leader of a female vampire trio that are as deadly as they are beautiful. Her newfound vampiric lifestyle is a blessing and a curse at the same time. At first, she enjoys the freedom, the luxury and the parties. But soon the murderous blood-lust of the other vampires proves too much for her, and she falls dangerously in love with Tom, a young undercover cop. When she resolves to turn her back on her bloodsucking band of sisters, Louise’s fury knows no bounds.

Nightmare Detective

12:05am, SBS 2

MA+15
Japan, 2006
Director: Shinya Tsukamoto
Starring: Ryuhei Matsuda, Masanobu Ando, Hitomi
What's it about?
Kyoichi Kagenuma is a man pushed to the edge of sanity by his ability to enter other people’s dreams and hear their thoughts. At the same time, detective Keiko Kirishima begins to connect a series of unusual suicides and enlists the reluctant Kagenuma to help her uncover the truth behind the deaths.

 

Tuesday, 5 May

Caramel

12:15am, SBS ONE
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
France, 2007
Director:
 Nadine Labaki
Starring:
 Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Al Masri, Joanna Moukarzel
What's it about?
Lebanon's official entry at the 2008 Academy Awards takes a vibrant and intricate look at the lives and relationships of five Christian and Muslim women who work at, and frequent, a Beirut beauty salon. 

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The Cost of Living

1:25am, SBS 2

M
France, 2003
Director: Philippe Le Guay
Starring: Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Lindon, Geraldine Parhas
What's it about?
Some of French cinema's best known faces appear in this light-hearted comedy about people's relationships with money and love.

 

Wednesday, 6 May

Re-Animator 

8.30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA+15
USA, 1985
Director: Stuart Gordon
Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton
What's it about?
Adapted from H.P. Lovecraft’s 1922 pulp horror story, Re-Animator is Stuart Gordon’s cult classic trip into the realm of the living dead. Conducting clandestine experiments within the morgue at Miskatonic University, scientist Herbert West reveals to a fellow student his groundbreaking work on the re-animation of fresh corpses. However, between life and death is a thin thread of understanding and obsession soon gets the better of West.

The Girl by the Lake

11:55pm, SBS ONE

Italy, 2007

Director: Andrea Molaioli
Starring: Toni Servillo, Valeria Golino, Fabrizio Gifuni
What's it about?
When a young girl is found dead by a lake in a small Italian town, the circumstances surrounding the victim when she was alive are as intriguing as her death. Winner of 10 awards at the 2008 David Di Donatello Awards, including Best Film.

Jacquou le Croquant

1:00am, SBS 2

M
France, 2007
Director: Laurent Boutonnat
Starring: Gaspard Ulliel, Léo Legrand, Marie-Josée Croze
What's it about?
A lavish 19th century epic about a French peasant boy who grows up to lead a revolt against the man responsible for his father's death. An adventurous tale of forbidden love, honour, hardship and privilege based on the 1897 novel by Eugene le Roy.

Burn

1:40am, SBS ONE
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M
Algeria, 2009
Director: Merzak Allouache
Starring: Lamia Boussekine, Nabil Asli, Samir El Hakim
What's it about?
Set in the northern Algerian port city of Mostaganem, this heart-wrenching film depicts the desperation of young Algerian refugees risking their lives to leave their country and illegally cross the ocean to begin a new life in Spain.

 

Thursday, 7 May

Lula, the Son of Brazil

12:00am, SBS ONE
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M
Brazil, 2009
Directors: Fábio Barreto, Marcelo Santiago
Starring: Rui Ricardo Diaz, Glória Pires, Juliana Baroni
What's it about?
The story of the early years of Brazil’s most beloved President, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva who, born into extreme poverty, was guided by a strong mother determined to give her children a good life. He grew up to become a full-fledged member of the union who found his way into politics. However, an intense personal tragedy involving his wife and unborn child gave him the courage and ambition to become one of Brazil’s most iconic leaders.

The Colonel

1:20am, SBS 2

M
France/Belgium, 2006
Director:
 Laurent Herbiet
Starring:
 Olivier Gourmet, Robinson Stévenin, Cécile De France
What's it about?
France explores its colonial past and national guilt in this intelligent drama. After a television appearance in which the elderly Colonel Duplain condemns the French government for its handling of Algeria, the colonel is found shot dead in his home. Soon after, the police receive an anonymous letter from the murderer suggesting various people that could help them better understand his actions.

 

Friday, 8 May

Casanegra

12:05am, SBS ONE

M
Morocco, 2008
Director: Noureddine Lakhmari
Starring: Anas El Baz, Omar Lotfi, Ghita Tazi
What's it about?
Two petty crooks, Adil and Karim, live in the Moroccan city of Casablanca or 'Casanegra' as they know it. To escape their bleak lives, they decide to carry out one last criminal job that could either guarantee their freedom or destroy them. Winner of the Muhr Award at the 2008 Dubai International Film Festival for Best Actor for its two lead actors.

Lemon Tree

2:25am, SBS ONE
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

PG
Israel, 2008
Director: Eran Riklis
Starring: Hiam Abbass, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Ali Suliman
What's it about?
The story of a Palestinian widow, Salma, who must defend her lemon tree grove when a new Israeli defence minister moves next door and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down for security reasons. Her only supporter in the struggle is the wife of the defence minister, Mira.

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Saturday, 9 May

Guilty of Romance

11:35pm, SBS 2
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MA+15

Japan, 2011
Director: Shion Sono
Starring: Miki Mizuno, Makoto Togashi, Megumi Kagurazaka
What's it about?
Two fascinating stories of love and loss intertwine in modern Japan. Female detective Kazuko must investigate the case of a woman who has been find dead in a derelict apartment, while she grapples to cope with her home life. Meanwhile Izumi, the faithful wife of a famous novelist, decides to break away from her monotonous life and accepts a job as a nude model enacting sex in front of the camera. Things quickly progress, and she must hide her erotic new life from her husband.

The Girl from Monaco

2:05am, SBS 2
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M

France, 2008
Director: Anne Fontaine
Starring: Fabrice Luchini, Roschdy Zem, Louise Bourgoin
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. 

 

Sunday, 8 May

The Strength of Water

9:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
New Zealand, 2009
Director:
 Armagan Ballantyne
Starring:
 Isaac Barber, Hato Paparoa, Melanie Mayall-Nahi
What's it about?
Soon after a mysterious stranger arrives in their isolated town on the rugged coast of New Zealand, 10-year-old twins, Kimi and Melody, are forced apart by a tragic accident. Kimi must find the strength to deal with his loss. Nominated for Best Children's Feature Film at the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

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The Sinking of Japan

1:30am, SBS ONE
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M
Japan, 2006
Director: Shinji Higuchi
Starring: Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Kou Shibasaki, Etsushi Toyokawa
What's it about?
A state of panic ensues when it is discovered that, after a major earthquake, Japan will be completely submerged in a year. Amongst the chaos, a love story develops between Onodera, a submarine pilot evacuating the country, and Reiko, a young woman who stays to help with the rescue efforts. Nominated for Best Visual Effects award at the 2007 Asian Film Awards.

The Girl on the Train

1:35am, SBS 2

M
France, 2009
Director: André Téchiné
Starring: Émilie Dequenne, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Blanc
What's it about?
This film was inspired by an infamous case in 2004, when a young woman told police she had been the victim of a vicious anti-Semitic attack by six African men on a train outside Paris, then later recanted and admitted she had made the whole thing up.