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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15 Jun 2015 - 2:52 PM  UPDATED 29 Jun 2015 - 9:36 AM

Monday, 22 June

Public Enemy Number 1 (Part 1)

8:30pm, SBS 2

MA+15

France, 2008

Director: Jean-François Richet
Starring: Vincent Cassel, Cécile De France, Gérard Depardieu
What's it about?
The story of legendary French gangster Jacques Mesrine, who was active in the 1960s and 1970s, and came to be known as French Public Enemy Number 1. Infamous for his bravado and daring prison escapes, Mesrine carried out numerous robberies, kidnappings and murders in a criminal career that spanned France, Canada and the USA. Winner of three César Awards, 2009.

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Death Row (Part 3/4)

9:30pm, SBS ONE
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M
Germany, 2013
Director: Werner Herzog
What's it about?
Douglas Feldmann - On 24 August 1998, Douglas Feldman, then 40, was driving his Harley-Davidson in Plano when an 18-wheel truck passed him and suddenly pulled into his lane. Feldman then took out a 9mm pistol and fired several shots at the driver, killing him. Half an hour later, he drove into a gas station and shot another truck driver. Investigators could not establish a motive for the slayings. At his trial, Feldman testified that the first truck came so close that he feared for his life and became angry. While facing the death penalty, internationally renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog meets with Douglas to talk about his perspective on life and death.

Public Enemy Number 1 (Part 2)

10:30pm, SBS 2

MA+15
France, 2008
Director: Jean-François Richet
Starring: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric
What's it about?
This second part spans the '70s. After his extraordinary escape from the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul prison in Montreal, Mesrine is back in France and meets there the love of his life Sylvie. Despite the many crimes he commits (kidnappings, robberies...), and thanks to his uncanny talent for disguises, he keeps escaping and taunting the Police and soon becomes France's "Public Enemy Number One".  

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The Swimsuit Issue

12:05am, SBS ONE
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M
Sweden, 2008
Director: Måns Herngren
Starring: Jonas Inde, Maria Langhammer, Andreas Rothlin Svensson
What's it about?
In the wake of a wild bachelor party, Fredrik discovers his passion for synchronised swimming. Convincing his floorball teammates to join him as Sweden's only all-male team, they set their sights on the world championships in this comedic tale of courage, triumph and gender role reversal.

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Prima Primavera

1:55am, SBS ONE
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M
Hungary, 2008
Director:
 János Edelényi
Starring:
 Andor Lukáts, Vesela Kazakova, Antonie Kamerling
What's it about?
Gabor is a middle-aged, simple-minded man who witnesses a bank robbery during which his mother is killed by one of the robbers. In fear for his life, he joins forces with a young con-women and embarks on a cross-border journey to Serbia to escape the killers who are after them.

 

Tuesday, 23 June

Wallander: The Heritage

10:30pm, SBS ONE
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M
Sweden, 2010
Director:
 Mikael Marcimain
Starring:
 Krister Henriksson, Lena Endre, Sverrir Gudnason
What's it about?
When the wealthy owner of a successful cider business is found brutally murdered, suspicion falls on some workers within the company. But just when Wallander thinks he has worked it out, more deaths occur and he is back to square one, with his officers struggling to stay focused.

The Stranger in Me

1:00am, SBS 2

M
Germany, 2008
Director:
 Emily Atef
Starring:
 Susanne Wolff, Johann von Bulow, Maren Kroymann
What's it about?
A time of joy and new beginnings becomes a harrowing experience for new mother Rebecca as she struggles with severe post-natal depression. And with every day that passes, her inability to meet the demands of motherhood becomes more and more apparent. Winner of Best Film at the 32nd Sao Paulo International Film Festival.

Departures

2:15am, SBS ONE

M
Japan, 2008
Director:
 Yojiro Takita
Starring:
 Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki
What's it about?
Daigo, a depressed and unemployed cellist, inadvertently finds himself after he takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. This exploration into Japanese perceptions surrounding death won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Wednesday, 24 June

Fletch

8.30pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 1985
Director: Michael Ritchie
Starring: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson
What's it about?
While working undercover on a drug dealing ring in Venice Beach, Fletch, played by Chevy Chase, is approached by wealthy cancer victim with an odd request: He wants Fletch's help to murder him, so that his family can get his life insurance money. But Fletch smells a rat, and starts digging further into the story.

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Red Dawn

10:20pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 1984
Director: John Milius
Starring: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Charlie Sheen
What's it about?
In this Cold War-era classic, director John Milius imagines a world in which things haven't quite turned out in favour of the United States: the 'Commies' are on the march globally, and America is the only one still standing, but not for long. A group of high school students, played by young familiar faces like Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Charlie Sheen, decide to team together to fight against the Soviets. 

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Elena

11:10pm, SBS ONE
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M
Russia, 2011
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Starring: Nadezhda Markina, Andrey Smirnov, Aleksey Rozin
What's it about?
By the award-winning director of The Return and Leviathan, Elena is a gripping, modern twist on the classic noir thriller. Sixty-ish spouses Vladimir and Elena uneasily share his palatial Moscow apartment. He's a still-virile, wealthy businessman; she's his dowdy former nurse who has clearly "married up." Estranged from his own wild-child daughter, Vladimir openly despises his wife's freeloading son and family. But when a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten the dutiful housewife's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan. Winner of Cannes Special Jury Prize.

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Bad Day to Go Fishing

1:10am, SBS ONE
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PG
Uruguay/Spain, 2009
Director: Alvaro Brechner
Starring: Gary Piquer, Jouko Ahola, Antonella Costa
What's it about?
The former 'strongest man on earth' and his crafty manager tour small South American towns staging wrestling matches for cash. Arriving in Santa Maria, they are met with uncommon enthusiasm - as well as a major challenge to their livelihood and their friendship. Nominated for the Golden Camera Award at Cannes in 2009.

Gordos

1:25am, SBS 2
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MA+15
Spain, 2009
Director: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
Starring: Antonio de la Torre, Roberto Enríquez, Verónica Sánchez
What's it about?
A dramatic comedy which, through a host of characters trying to lose weight, explores some of the problems that cause us to suffer from emotional overload. Nominated for eight Goya Awards in 2010.

A Million

3:00am, SBS ONE
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M
South Korea, 2009
Director: Cho Min-ho
Starring: Park Hae-il, Shin Min-a, Park Hee-soon
What's it about?
This gripping South Korean thriller takes the Australian Outback as its setting for a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Eight strangers are led to believe that they have been selected for a Survivor-style television reality show to compete for a million-dollar prize. However, as eliminated contestants start turning up dead, they realise the game has life-or-death consequences.

 

Thursday, 25 June

Julia's Eyes

12:00am, SBS ONE
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MA+15
Spain, 2010
Director: Guillem Morales
Starring: Pablo Derqui, Belen Rueda, Lluís Homar
What's it about?
When a young blind woman called Sara is found hanged in her basement, the police assume it was suicide. However her twin sister Julia, who is going blind from the same eye disease, suspects foul play was involved. Soon she finds herself being stalked by the same 'invisible man' that her sister complained of. Suspicion turns to terror, as the people around Julia begin dying and her sight starts to fail completely.

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Australian Rules

12:00am, NITV

M
Australia, 2002
Director:
 Paul Goldman
Starring:
 Nathan Phillips, Luke Carroll, Lisa Flanagan
What's it about?
Prospect Bay is a poor fishing village in South Australia, where Gary 'Blacky’ Black is an unremarkable 16-year-old, one of four siblings, who is part of the local Australian Rules football team. His best friends are Pickles and Dumby Red, a charismatic Aboriginal kid with a lovely sister, whose affections Blacky slowly earns. The racially divided town comes together on the football field, since the Aboriginal players make up half the team. However Blacky's got problems at home, having to detal with his racist, abusive father, Bob.

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Thirst

2:05am, SBS ONE

MA+15
South Korea, 2009
Director:
 Park Chan-wook
Starring:
 Song Kang-ho, Kim Ok-bin, Kim Hae-sook
What's it about?
Co-winner of the Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, director Park Chan-wook's story of lust, obsession and revenge follows a priest who becomes infected by the deadly Emmanuel virus and develops an unlikely penchant for blood and sex. 

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Friday, 26 June

Swimming Pool

11:00pm, SBS ONE
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M
France, 2003
Director: Francois Ozon
Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier, Charles Dance
What's it about?
Tonight's European Cinema follows Sarah, a straight-laced middle-aged English writer on vacation in the south of France, who finds herself sharing a house with Julie, the uninhibited daughter of her publisher. Their interactions set off an increasingly unsettling series of events, as Sarah's creative process and a bizarre murder blend dangerously together.

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The Message

12:50am, SBS ONE
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MA+15
Hong Kong, 2009
Directors: Chen Kuo-Fu Chen, Gao Qunshu
Starring: Zhou Xun, Li Bingbing, Huang Xiaoming
What's it about?
In Nanking in 1942, following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a mansion house for questioning. A tense game of ‘cat and mouse’ ensues as the Chinese espionage agent attempts to send out a crucial message while protecting his/her own identity. Nominated for Best Asian Film at the 2010 Hong Kong Film Awards.

 

Saturday, 27 June

Match Point

9:30pm, SBS ONE
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M
UK, 2005
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emily Mortimer
What's it about?
In this dramatic thriller, at a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for a femme-fatal type who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law. The two embark on an illicit affair which ultimately leads to dire consequences for them and their partners.

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Empire of Dirt

9:30pm, NITV
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M
Canada, 2013
Director: Peter Stebbings
Starring: Cara Gee, Shay Eyre, Jennifer Podemski
What's it about?
Three generations of women take centre stage as family drama and past mistakes are unearthed. A single mother struggles to make ends meet, determined that her daughter will not follow in her footsteps.

Potiche

11:50pm, SBS ONE
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M
France, 2010
Director: François Ozon
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Fabrice Luchini, Gérard Depardieu
What's it about?
When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. However business and personal complications arrive in the form of her ex-lover, a former union leader.

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Sunday, 28 June

Drunktown's Finest

9:30pm, NITV
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MA+15
USA, 2014
Director:
 Sydney Freeland
Starring:
 Jeremiah Bitsui, Carmen Moore, MorningStar Angeline
What's it about?
Three young Native Americans - an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be, and a promiscuous transsexual - strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation.

The Fish Child

2:00am, SBS 2
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M
Argentina, 2009
Director:
 Lucía Puenzo
Starring:
 Inés Efron, Mariela Vitale, Arnaldo André
What's it about?
A scathing examination of class differences in South America are brought to the forefront in this poignant love story of two girls from different backgrounds who go to extreme lengths to be together. Winner of the Special Jury Award at the 2009 Málaga Spanish Film Festival.

The Blacks

2:10am, SBS ONE
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M
Croatia, 2009
Director:
 Goran Dević, Zvonimir Jurić
Starring:
 Ivo Gregurević, Krešimir Mikić, Franjo Dijak
What's it about?
With the Bosnian war over, a team of Croatian special forces soldiers continue their physical and emotional battle when they determine to retrieve the bodies of their comrades from a minefield, blowing up a dam in the process. Croatia's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Academy Awards.

 

 

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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.