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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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22 Jun 2015 - 2:11 PM  UPDATED 6 Jul 2015 - 9:19 AM

Monday, 29 June

Gantz

8:30pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
Japan, 2011
Director: Shinsuke Sato, Earl Palma
Starring: Kazunari Ninomiya, Kanata Hongô, Ken'ichi Matsuyama
What's it about?
After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth. 

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Death Row (Part 4/4)

9:30pm, SBS ONE
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M
Germany, 2013
Director: Werner Herzog
What's it about?
Darlie Routier - Former cheerleader Darlie Routier had always been proud of her good looks, which helped her marry a wealthy man and live in luxury. But after giving birth to three sons, she felt that motherhood was ruining her looks and her life, and in 1996, she stabbed her sons, Devon, 6, and Damon, 5. Then she wounded herself to convince police that an intruder had killed her sons. Despite her proclaimations of innocence, the 26-year-old mother was convicted in 1997 for killing her sons.

Gantz 2: Perfect Answer

10:50pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
Japan, 2011
Director: Shinsuke Sato, Earl Palma
Starring: Kazunari Ninomiya, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka
What's it about?
Several months after the events of Gantz, Kurono faces an impending alien invasion under the order of Gantz, a mysterious giant black orb. As he closes in on the magical "100" score to resurrect his friends, young pop star Eriko is being secretly ordered by Gantz to carry out assassinations, and cop Shigeta inches closer towards finding out the truth about the invading aliens. As the missions get increasingly dangerous, Kurono discovers that the endgame for Gantz is quickly approaching with a massive bloody showdown with the aliens.

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Me Too

12:00am, SBS ONE
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M
Spain, 2010
Director: Antonio Naharro, Álvaro Pastor
Starring: Pablo Pineda, Lola Dueñas, Isabel García Lorca
What's it about?
This touching Spanish drama delves into the life of Daniel, a young man with Down Syndrome. Highly intelligent and largely independent, Daniel doesn't fit the usual stereotype. Outside of his loving family, however, he struggles to find the intimacy he craves. When he develops romantic feelings for a co-worker that are not reciprocated, his frustration builds as the world refuses to see past his condition. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Mother

1:50am, SBS ONE

MA+15
South Korea, 2009
Director:
 Joon-ho Bong
Starring:
 Hye-ja Kim, Bin Won, Ku Jin
What's it about?
When a mentally disabled boy is arrested for the murder of a young girl in rural South Korea, the case is quickly closed thanks to an inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force. It's left to the boy's widowed mother to find the girl's killer and to prove her son's innocence. Winner of three Asian Film Awards in 2010, including Best Film.

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Tuesday, 30 June

White As Snow

10:30pm, SBS ONE
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MA+15
France, 2010
Director:
 Christophe Blanc
Starring:
 François Cluzet, Olivier Gourmet, Louise Bourgoin
What's it about?
Director Christophe Blanc delivers a fast-past thriller set to a background of Finland's stunning landscape. High-end car dealership owner Maxime is pursued by Finnish gangsters over unsatisfactory cars his dead partner sold them.

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Student Services

12:40am, SBS 2
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MA+15
France, 2009
Director:
 Emmanuelle Bercot
Starring:
 Déborah François, Mathieu Demy, Alain Cauchi
What's it about?
19-year-old Laura desperately wants to do well in university. She works part-time but cannot make ends meet. Out of options, she responds to the personal ad of middle-aged Joe, who agrees to pay for 'tender moments'. Laura promises herself it will only happen once, but three days later she is back in a hotel room with Joe and her downward spiral begins.

Terribly Happy

2:05am, SBS ONE
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M
Denmark, 2008
Director:
 Henrik Ruben Genz
Starring:
 Jakob Cedergren, Lene Maria Christensen, Kim Bodnia
What's it about?
When a young city police officer moves to a small Danish town, the more he becomes involved with the hostile locals and mysteries of the town, the deeper he slips into the ever-present threat of violence and murder. Winner of six Danish Bodil Awards, including Best Film.

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Wednesday, 1 July

Gattaca

8:30pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 1997
Director: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law
What's it about?
Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman star in this Sci-Fi film about a man who is genetically inferior, and destined to die at age 30. But he defies his fate and assumes the identity of a superior being, Jude Law in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. Gattaca is a thoughtful, restrained sci-fi film and it broke Jude law in the US in the tragic role of a man with all the genetic advantages but an inability to find happiness.

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The Blob

10:20pm, SBS 2

MA+15
USA, 1984
Director: Chuck Russell
Starring: Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch Jr.
What's it about?
"Terror has not shape" in The Blob, a remake of the 1958 version starring Steve McQueen, which follows a growing gelatinous byproduct of secret government chemical experiments, that crashes from outer space in a meteorite. The slimy goo then proceeds to eat and dissolve every living thing, particularly the citizens of Downingtown, Pennsylvania. 

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Puzzle

11:10pm, SBS ONE
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PG
Argentina, 2009
Director: Natalia Smirnoff
Starring: María Onetto, Gabriel Goity, Arturo Goetz
What's it about?
Maria's family give her a puzzle for her 50th birthday, and she loves it. Not only does the patient housewife have fun solving the puzzle, she's also really good at them. Overflowing with enthusiasm for her new-found passion, she goes back to the shop where they bought the gift for another puzzle. There her eye is caught by a notice on the message board: "Partner for puzzle tournament wanted". Maria musters her courage and, despite her family's misgivings, answers the announcement.

Declaration of War

12:40am, SBS ONE
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M
France, 2011
Director: Valérie Donzelli
Starring: Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm, César Desseix
What's it about?
In this award-winning film based on a true story played by the real life characters themselves, beautiful Juliette and dashing Romeo are two souls whose electric first encounter and rapid storybook romance is quickly followed by the birth of a child. But their lives are transformed overnight when a visit to their paediatrician results in a stunning verdict: their infant son Adam is seriously ill.

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Thursday, 2 July

Undefeated

9:30pm, SBS 2
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M
USA, 2012
Director: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin
What's it about?
Winner of Best Documentary at the Academy Awards, this documentary film is an intimate chronicle of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach's mission to help them beat the odds, both on and off the field.

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Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp

11:30pm, SBS 2
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M
USA, 2012
Director:
 Jorge Hinojosa
What's it about?
This star-studded documentary examines the tumultuous true life story of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of seven groundbreaking books. This larger-than-life character is considered responsible for the birth of Street Lit and explored the world of the ghetto in gritty and poetic detail. Features interviews with iconic actors, filmmakers and musicians (Snoop Dog, Ice-T, Quincy Jones) who were influenced by Iceberg’s trailblazing style and passion.

Obsession(s)

11:45pm, SBS ONE

M
France, 2009
Director:
 Frédéric Tellier
Starring:
 Émilie Dequenne, Samuel Le Bihan, Olivier Sitruk
What's it about?
A grizzly cat-and-mouse game between imprisoned serial killer, Marc Douelec, and Sarah Lisbourn, a police officer who is preoccupied with the murder investigation that surrounds the death of her mother. Douelec is behind bars for the crime, but refuses to reveal the location of his victim’s body in favour of tormenting Lisbourne.

Visible Secret

1:35am, SBS 2
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MA+15
Hong Kong, 2001
Director:
 Ann Hui
Starring:
 Eason Chan, Shu Qi
What's it about?
Both a creepy Chinese ghost story and a delicate and charming love story. When a loan shark is pushed onto a tram-track and killed, his spirit begins to take revenge on the people he sees as being responsible for his demise.

 

Friday, 3 July

2 Plus 2

11:00pm, SBS ONE
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MA+15
Argentina, 2012
Director: Diego Kaplan
Starring: Adrián Suar, Carla Peterson, Julieta Díaz
What's it about?
When the fun of double dating begins to grow old, Richard and Bettina share a dirty little secret with their long-time friends Diego and Emilia: they live a double life as swingers, and are keen to share this practice with them. 

 

Saturday, 4 July

The Necessities of Life

10:20pm, NITV
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PG
Canada, 2008
Director: Benoît Pilon
Starring: Natar Ungalaaq, Antoine Bertrand, Paul-André Brasseur
What's it about?
Set in 1952. When a sick Inuit hunter becomes despondent after being sent to a hospital in Quebec City, he is introduced to an orphan who serves as a translator and helps him to rediscover his pride and energy. Winner of three awards at the 2008 Montréal World Film Festival, including the Special Grand Prize of the Jury.

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The Big Picture

11:00pm, SBS 2
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M
France, 2010
Director: Eric Lartigau
Starring: Romain Duris, Marina Foïs, Niels Arestrup, Catherine Deneuve
What's it about?
Paul Exben (played by French star Romain Duris) has it all - glamorous wife, loving children and a job that people dream of. But his life is turned upside down when he discovers his wife is cheating on him with a local photographer. In a moment of blind passion he kills his wife’s lover - and realises his perfect life is forever over. Grabbing the opportunity, he flees the country and takes the dead man’s identity - setting up a new life for himself on the beautiful Adriatic Coast.

Inju, the Beast in the Shadow

1:05am, SBS 2

MA+15
France, 2008
Director: Barbet Schroeder
Starring: Benoît Magimel, Lika Minamoto, Shun Sugata
What's it about?
Benoît Magimel stars as a naive French novelist who travels to Japan to promote his new book. While there, he also hopes to meet his idol, the mysterious Japanese writer Shindei Oe. Shindei Oe, however, turns out to be as evil and manipulative as the characters in his novels. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2008.

 

Sunday, 5 July

Barking Water

9:40pm, NITV
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M
USA, 2009
Director:
 Sterlin Harjo
Starring:
 Bebe Harjo, Gabriel Pelayo, Frederick Schroeder
What's it about?
Irene and Frankie have not seen each other for years, after Frankie walked away their tumultuous relationship. As Frankie lies on his deathbed in the hospital, Irene comes back to him one last time to break him out and drive him home, across Okalhoma to die.

 

Little White Lies

2:00am, SBS ONE
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M
France, 2010
Director:
 Guillaume Canet
Starring:
 Marion Cotillard, François Cluzet, Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche
What's it about?
When charismatic party man Ludo leaves a Paris nightclub one evening, he is involved in a car accident that leaves him comatose in hospital. He’s visited by his group of long-time friends, who decide the crash shouldn’t stop them from embarking on their long-awaited summer vacation. Once the group of families and friends arrive at the holiday house, tensions begin to fray and underlying passions and truths come to the surface.

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