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When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS 2, NITV and On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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18 Aug 2015 - 9:23 AM  UPDATED 31 Aug 2015 - 9:31 AM

Monday, 24 August

Romper Stomper

8:30pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
Australia, 1992

Director: Geoffrey Wright
Starring: Russell Crowe, Jacqueline McKenzie, Daniel Pollock
What's it about?
A group of neo-Nazi skinheads in the Melbourne suburbs become alarmed at the way their neighborhood is changing. When they find their local pub has been sold to a Vietnamese businessman, they savagely beat up the new owner's sons. Winner of three AFI Awards in 1992, including Best Actor (Russell Crowe).

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SBS 2 Movies for Mondays: In the Hood

Northwest

10:20pm, SBS 2
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MA15+
Denmark, 2013
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Language: Danish, French
Director: Michael Noer
Starring: Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Oscar Dyekjær Giese, Roland Møller, Lene Maria Christensen, Nicholas Westwood Kidd
What's it about?
In one of the most impoverished multi-ethnic areas of Copenhagen, 18-year-old Caspar wants to reach the top. Hurled into a world of drugs, violence and prostitution, his playground soon becomes a battlefield. Before long, Casper finds himself and his family in the middle of a conflict that threatens to destroy them.

SBS 2 Movies for Mondays: In the Hood

Forbidden Fruit

11:55pm, SBS
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M
Finland, 2009

Director: Dome Karukoski
Starring: Marjut Maristo, Amanda Pilke, Malla Malmivaara
What's it about?
Before they are married off, two young conservative Lutheran girls escape to the big city to sample all the temptations their church forbids. Winner of the Golden Dolphin award for Best Film at the 2009 Tróia International Film Festival.

The Orphanage

1:25am, SBS 2

MA+15
Spain, 2007

Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Starring: Belen Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Princep 
What's it about?
Laura and husband Carlos return to her childhood orphanage, hoping to turn it into a home for disabled children. But the place unsettles their young son, Simón, who develops mysterious imaginary friends and starts drawing pictures of a scarecrow-headed figure from Laura’s own memories. Winner of seven 2007 Barcelona Film Awards, including Best Film.

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Tuesday, 25 August

Merantau

11:25pm, SBS

MA15+
Indonesia, 2009

Director: Gareth Evans
Starring: Sisca Jessica, Christine Hakim, Iko Uwais
What's it about?
Young Yuda has become a martial arts master after years of study under his mentor in his sleepy home village. Having come of age, he is sent to a relative's house in the city as a rite of passage. After a series of setbacks leave Yuda homeless and uncertain about his new future, a chance encounter results in him defending a young orphan from a human trafficking ring led by the wildly psychotic Ratger.

December Heat

1:15am, SBS 2
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M
Estonia, 2008

Director: Asko Kase
Starring: Sergo Vares, Liisi Koikson, Mait Malmsten
What's it about?
A failed communist rebellion in December 1924 in Estonia sets the scene in this lavishly produced historical action drama about a pair of newlyweds who run into the face of the conflict as they try to escape the country.

State of Violence

1:25am, SBS
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MA+15
South Africa, 2010

Director: Khalo Matabane
Starring: Presley Chweneyagae, Lindi Matshikiza, Fana Mokoena
What's it about?
When the wife of a successful black businessman with roots in the struggle against apartheid is murdered by a young stranger who knows his name, he has to go back into his own past to find the answers that will lead him to the killer. But when he finds him and the reasons for the murder, will vengeance still be possible?

 

Wednesday, 26 August

Game of Death

8:30pm, SBS 2
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M
Hong Kong, United States of America, 1978

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English, Chinese
Director: Robert Clouse
Starring: Bruce Lee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chuck Norris, Colleen Camp, Dan Inosanto
What's it about?
Bruce Lee challenges the underworld to a game of death. Lee plays a martial arts movie star who must fake his own death in order to find the people who are trying to kill him. The film includes classic footage of Lee fighting basketballer Kareem Abdul Jabar and nunchaku expert Dan Inosanto.

SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Bruce Lee vs. the World
QUIZ: Which Bruce Lee character are you?

Ong Bak 2

10:25pm, SBS 2
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MA+15
Thailand, 2009

Directors: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai
Starring: Tony Jaa, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Sorapong Chatree
What's it about?
When his royal father is brutally murdered, young Tien is sold into slavery and thrown into a crocodile pit. He escapes with the help of a tribe of nomadic jungle bandits and, bent on avenging his father’s death, begins his transformation into the ultimate warrior.

SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Bruce Lee vs. the World

The White Ribbon

12:00am, SBS
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M
Germany, 2009

Director: Michael Haneke
Starring: Leonie Benesch, Ernst Jacobi, Christian Friedel
What's it about?
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War One, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

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Johnny Mad Dog

1:40am, SBS 2

MA+15
France, 2008

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Starring: Maxwell Carter, Teddy Boy, Carlos Badawi
What's it about?
Fifteen-year-old Johnny Mad Dog is already a veteran of war, wreaking a violent attack upon an unnamed African city with his rebel militant group. In contrast, Laokole is a gentle teenage girl forced to flee her home seeking safety for her family. This is a fearsome plunge into the world of child soldiers in present day West Africa, full of brutality and redemption.

 

Thursday, 27 August

Life, Above All

12:15am, SBS
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M
South Africa, 2010
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Starring: Khomotso Manyaka, Keaobaka Makanyane, Harriet Manamela
What's it about?
Following the death of her baby sister, 12-year-old Chanda learns of a rumour that spreads like wildfire through her small, dust-ridden village near Johannesburg. It destroys her family and forces her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, Chanda leaves home and school in search of her mother and the truth. This touching mother-daughter story was an award winner at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010.

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Female Agents

1:50am, SBS 2
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MA+15
France, 2008

Director: Jean-Paul Salome
Starring: Sophie Marceau, Julie Depardieu, Moritz Bleibtreu
What's it about?
In 1944, a group of French female resistance fighters are recruited by the British Secret Service to rescue a geologist who holds secrets to the impending Normandy landing. They soon find their mission must continue to Paris for the dangerous task of assassinating an SS Colonel. The film celebrates the lesser-told role of girl power in the famous Normandy landing.

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'Female Agents' delves beyond the Mata Hari myth

 

Friday, 28 August

Candy

11:05pm, SBS
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MA+15
Australia, 2006

Director: Neil Armfield
Starring: Abbie Cornish, Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush
What's it about?
Candy is a contemporary love story of startling beauty directed by acclaimed theatre director Neil Armfield (Holding the Man) and adapted from the bestselling novel by Luke Davies. In the title role, Abbie Cornish plays a young artist whose lust for life takes her to the edge of sanity. Heath Ledger is Dan, a sometime poet lost in love with Candy. Candy gravitates to Dan and his bohemian lifestyle… and his love of heroin. Winner of the AFI Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Saturday, 29 August 

Amélie

9:00pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
France, 2001

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Dominique Pinon
What's it about?
Mischievous Amélie lives alone and works in a café. When she finds a trove of toys hidden for 40 years behind a baseboard in her apartment, she sets out to find the owner. This impulse of generosity sparks more benevolent acts, and along the way, she discovers love. This engaging and beautiful film has delighted audiences around the world.

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Watch Amelie Food montage
SBS: A Month in France Season

Kung Fu Hustle

9:25pm, SBS 2

M
China, 2004

Director: Stephen Chow
Starring: Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, Zhi Hua Dong
What's it about?
In Shanghai in the 1940s, residents of a poor community fight back when they are invaded by the notorious Axe Gang. This is a kung fu comedy full of action and mixed with The Matrix-like scenes. Nominated for a 2006 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Move over Jackie Chan!

Beautiful Lies

11:10pm, SBS
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M
France, 2010

Director: Pierre Salvadori
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Nathalie Baye, Sami Bouajila
What's it about?
This delightful French comedy stars Audrey Tautou as the well-meaning Emilie, a hair-dresser who begins to use the anonymous love letters she receives from a co-worker to reignite her mother's joie de vivre.

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Cannes 2011: Beautiful Lies Interview

Painted Skin

11:15pm, SBS 2
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M
Hong Kong, 2008

Director: Gordon Chan
Starring: Donnie Yen, Zhou Xun, Zhao Wei
What's it about?
This action-fantasy opus from Hong Kong director Gordon Chan is set in the Yuan Dynasty of the 13th and 14th centuries. When a gruesome serial killer begins to strike all over the city, killing her victims by ripping out their hearts, suspicion falls on a young girl, who may be an evil fox spirit in disguise. A retired general is called into unmask the vile demon.

Painted Skin II

1:10am, SBS 2
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M
Hong Kong, 2012

Director: Wu Ershan
Starring: Zhao Wei, Chen Kun and Zhou Xun
What's it about?
In this lavish supernatural epic, an ancient fox spirit embarks on a diabolical quest to become human after escaping an icy prison, and becomes bound to a disfigured princess. Confined to a frozen cell for centuries, the spirit seeks to preserve her beauty by seducing men and consuming their hearts.

 

Sunday, 30 August

Toomelah

9:30pm, NITV
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MA+15
Australia, 2011

Director: Ivan Sen
Starring: Daniel Connors, Michael Connors, Christopher Edwards
What's it about?
Daniel is a small ten year old boy who dreams of being a gangster. He is kicked out of school and befriends a local gang leader, until a rival arrives back from jail to reclaim his turf.

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Cannes 2011: Toomelah

My Brother Is an Only Child

11:45pm, SBS
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M
Italy, 2007

Director: Daniele Luchetti
Starring: Riccardo Scamarcio, Elio Germano, Angela Finocchiaro 
What's it about?
In 1960s Italy, an impulsive young boy, Accio, searching for spiritual fulfillment, heads off to seminary, much to his family's disapproval. Eventually he decides to leave the seminary and returns home to a luke-warm welcome. He receives a much warmer reception from a friend, Mario Nastri, a die-hard fascist whose friendship leads Accio to embrace the Fascist ideology.

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The Good Life

1:30am, SBS 2
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M
Chile, 2008

Director: Andrés Wood
Starring: Eduardo Paxeco, Roberto Farías, Aline Küppenheim
What's it about?
A thought-provoking depiction of life in the Chilean city of Santiago, following four characters who struggle to reach their goals, but each of them obtains something unexpected and different from what they wanted. Winner of the Goya Award for Best Spanish Language Foreign Film in 2009.

Mediterranean Food

1:35am, SBS
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MA+15
Spain, 2009
Director: Joaquín Oristrell 
Starring: Alfonso Bassave, Paco León, Olivia Molina 
What's it about? 
At fifteen years old, promising young chef Sofia falls in love with two men. Unable to choose between them, she marries Toni and takes Frank as her lover. Toni proves to be the perfect husband and father, while Frank acts as confidant and mentor to Sofia, who is emerging as a world-class chef.

 

 

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