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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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2 Jun 2015 - 10:28 AM  UPDATED 15 Jun 2015 - 8:53 AM

Monday, 8 June

Agent Hamilton

8:30pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
Sweden, 2012
Director: Kathrine Windfeld
Starring: Mikael Persbrandt, Saba Mubarak, Pernilla August
What's it about?
Masked soldiers attack a vehicle loaded with high-tech missiles in an attempted smuggling operation in Uzbekistan. Meanwhile, a Swedish engineer is kidnapped in Ethiopia. Hamilton is ordered to investigate the kidnapping and soon discovers an international arms conspiracy at top government levels, as well as plans for a terrorist attack on Swedish soil. His loyalties are tested, but the interest of the nation must come first.

Read SBS 2 Movies for Mondays: Action Doubles

Death Row (Part 1/4)

9:40pm, SBS ONE
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M
Germany, 2013
Director: Werner Herzog
What's it about?
Blaine Milam - Internationally renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog embarks on a dialogue with death-row prisoners and lets them express their views on life and death. As Herzog looks deep into these individuals, their stories, and their crimes, his penetrating journey into the human soul also becomes a plea for humanity and understanding.

Agent Hamilton 2

10:30pm, SBS 2
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M
Sweden, 2012
Director: Tobias Falk
Starring: Mikael Persbrandt, Saba Mubarak, Frida Hallgren
What's it about?
Once devastated by the loss of his own family through an act of revenge, the abduction of Hamilton’s 7-year old goddaughter Nathalie rouses intensely painful memories. Kidnapped after her mother, head of Swedish Security Police, made ill-advised comments to the media about Muslim separatist groups, her kidnappers demand a high price in the form of cash and political concessions. When the Swedish authorities remain passive, Hamilton is forced to take action.

Read SBS 2 Movies for Mondays: Action Doubles

What No One Knows

12:10am, SBS ONE
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M
Denmark, 2008
Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Starring: Anders W. Bertelsen, Maria Bonnevie, Ghita Nørby
What's it about?
In this political thriller, a young woman is found drowned on a winter night by the sea. The woman's brother, Thomas, discovers that her death is connected to their now-deceased father and his work in military intelligence. As Thomas digs deeper into the case, his family is brought into sudden danger.

Faith

1:55am, SBS ONE
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M
Germany, 2010
Director:
 Burhan Qurbani 
Starring:
 Carlo Ljubek, Jeremias Acheampong, Maryam Zaree
What's it about?
The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted traditions. Nominated for the Golden Bear at Berlin in 2010.

Sebbe

3:30am, SBS ONE
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M
Sweden, 2010
Director:
 Babak Najafi 
Starring:
 Sebastian Hiort af Ornäs, Kenny Wåhlbrink, Eva Melander
What's it about?
Sebbe is a 15-year-old loner who cops abuse from schoolyard bullies and his own stressed-out single mum. He finds solace in a local junkyard where he develops his talent for invention. However, as Sebbe’s isolation grows so does his loneliness, and when his mother finally fails him, his whole world comes crashing down.

 

Tuesday, 9 June

I Only Want to Walk

1:00am, SBS 2

MA+15
Spain, 2008
Director:
 Agustin Diaz Yanes
Starring:
 Diego Luna, Victoria Abril, Adriana Gil
What's it about?
Four small-time women bank robbers plan a dangerous strike against a band of Mexican drug traffickers. Motivated by money and revenge, this action could change their luck forever. Nominated for ten Goya Awards.

 

Wednesday, 10 June

Brewster's Millions

8.30pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1985
Director: Walter Hill
Starring: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee
What's it about?
In one of Richard Pryor's iconic roles, he plays a minor-league baseball player learns that he's about to inherit $300 million from a great-uncle he's never met. The catch? First, he has to spend $30 million in 30 days, which is actually a lot harder than you might imagine. 

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Crossroads

10:20pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 1986
Director: Walter Hill
Starring: Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz
What's it about?
Eugene Martone is a classic guitar student obsessed with blues. He tracks down a blues legend, Willie Brown, who tells him he'll help him find the famous song, in exchange of getting Brown out of his nursing home. The deal is done, and the master and his apprentice embark on a journey across the Mississipi Delta, to a place where deals are made and legends are born.

Article: SBS 2 Retromania '80s Double Bills

Sunshine Cleaning

11:55pm, SBS ONE

M
USA, 2008
Director: Christine Jeffs
Starring: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin
What's it about?
In order to raise the tuition to send her drop-out son to private school, Rose starts an unusual business with her slacker sister Norah - cleaning up after death. A poignant and bittersweet film, about respect, love and clearing up body parts.

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Like Chef, Like God

1:35am, SBS ONE
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PG
Greece, 2004
Director: Stergios Niziris
Starring: Yorgos Karamichos, Yorgos Nakos, Theordora Tzimou
What's it about?
Theodorakis' attitude to life is bright and breezy, and jobs and women come and go as he meanders through life in a vague search for meaning. His outlook changes, however, when his uncle forces him to become a chef and he discovers his penchant for all things culinary. However, he soon becomes obsessed with creating the perfect omelette, only to lose sight of the other important things in life.

 

Thursday, 11 June

The Solitude of Prime Numbers

11:55pm, SBS ONE

M
Italy, 2010
Director: Saverio Costanzo
Starring: Alba Rohrwacher, Luca Marinelli, Martina Albano
What's it about?
Both Alice and Mattia are fated by childhood accidents to live as outsiders, considered weird by those around them. After becoming friends as teenagers they go their separate ways, until one day they are reunited in Italy. Nominated for four Italian Golden Globe Awards, including Best Cinematography (Winner), Best Actress and Best Screenplay.

Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story

12:55am, SBS 2
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MA+15
Egypt, 2009
Director:
 Yousry Nasrallah
Starring:
 Mona Zaki, Mahmoud Hemida, Hassan El Raddad
What's it about?
Newly married Hebba is the popular host of a Cairo television talk show whose tendency to tackle sensitive political issues rubs the country's leaders the wrong way. Her husband Karim, meanwhile, is an ambitious journalist happy to ingratiate himself with any political figure who can advance his career. Told that his wife's show may hurt his chances, he tries to steer her away from politics into personal stories.

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Friday, 12 June

Didi Hollywood

11:00pm, SBS ONE
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MA+15
Spain, 2010
Director: Bigas Luna
Starring: Elsa Pataky, Peter Coyote, Paul Sculfor
What's it about?
When bartender Diana Diaz laves her native Madrid for Los Angeles with dreams of Hollywood fame, it seems success is just around the corner when powerful Hollywood agent Michael McLean takes an interest in her. But when McLean talks Diana into a sham marriage with in-the-closet star Steve Richards, she learns the real price of fame.

Lorna's Silence

2:40am, SBS ONE
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M
Belgium, 2008
Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Starring: Arta Dobroshi, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione
What's it about?
Arta Dobroshi is hypnotic as Lorna in this 2008 Cannes Film Festival winner. Albanian immigrant Lorna falls under the thumb of a gangster when she participates in a sham marriage to a heroin addict in order to gain permanent residency and a job in Belgium. Winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes in 2008.

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Saturday, 13 June

Quartet

9:35pm, SBS ONE
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M
UK, 2012
Director: Dustin Hoffman
Starring: Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly
What's it about?
Dustin Hoffman directs Academy Award winner Maggie Smith, two-time Academy nominee Tom Courtenay and award-winning actor and comedian Billy Connolly in a mischievous comedy about life and love. Dirty little secrets stir up the reunion of a world-famous quartet when they get together for a one-off concert. An eccentric diva, her ex-husband, a lustful baritone, and the scatter-brained object of his desire make up a cast of vivid characters. Funny and touching, this is the story of four friends reconciled and revived by their love of applause.

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The Concert

11:20pm, SBS ONE
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M
Romania, 2009
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
Starring: Aleksey Guskov, Mélanie Laurent, Dmitri Nazarov
What's it about?
Thirty years ago, Andrei Filipov, the world-renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a cleaner, he learns by accident of an invitation for the orchestra to perform in Paris. Andrei decides to reunite fifty-five former musicians in order to masquerade as the Bolshoi and play the concert in France. Nominated for a 2011 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

Someone I Loved

1:30am, SBS 2

M
France, 2009
Director: Zabou Breitman
Starring: Florence Loiret Caille, Daniel Auteuil, Marie-Josée Croze
What's it about?
Mother of two Chloé is devastated when her adulterous husband abandons her for his lover. Unsure where to turn, Chloé and her children seek solace in her father-in-law’s cabin. In an effort to help her come to terms with his son’s infidelity, Pierre recounts his own love affair with a woman in Hong Kong two decades earlier. Nominated for a 2010 César Award for Most Promising Actress (Florence Loiret Caille).

 

Sunday, 14 June

On the Ice

9:30pm, NITV
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MA+15
UK, 2011
Director:
 Andrew Okpeaha MacLean
Starring:
 Josiah Patkotak, Frank Qutuq Irelan, John Miller
What's it about?
Two teenage boys who have grown up like brothers go about their lives in the comfortable claustrophobia of an isolated Alaskan town. Early one morning, on a seal hunt with another teenager, an argument between the three boys quickly escalates into a tragic accident. Bonded by their dark secret, the two best friends are forced to create one fabrication after another in order to survive.

The Last Days of Emma Blank

1:30am, SBS ONE
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M
Netherlands, 2009
Director:
 Alex van Warmerdam
Starring:
 Marlies Heuer, Gene Bervoets, Annet Malherbe
What's it about?
A black comedy with overtones of the Theatre of the Absurd. When the members of a family, held to domestic servitude by their dying matriarch, discover there is no inheritance, they seek revenge on the bitter woman for all she has put them through. Winner of the Golden Calf for Best Screenplay at the 2009 Nederlands Film Festival.