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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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7 Sep 2015 - 2:59 PM  UPDATED 21 Sep 2015 - 10:51 AM

Monday, 14 September

Take This Waltz

8:30pm, SBS 2
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MA15+
USA, 2011

Director: Sarah Polley
Starring: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby
What's it about?
When Margot, 28, meets Daniel, their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction; she is happily married to Lou, a cookbook writer. When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters. She and Daniel steal moments throughout the steaming Toronto summer, their eroticism heightened by their restraint. Swelteringly hot, bright and colourful, Take This Waltz leads us, laughing, through the familiar, but uncharted question of what long-term relationships do to love, sex, and our images of ourselves.

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Mood Indigo

10:40pm, SBS 2
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MA15+
France, 2013

Director: Michel Gondry
Starring: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Omar Sy
What's it about?
The surreal and poetic tale of Colin, an idealistic and inventive young man, and Chloé, a young woman who seems like the physical embodiment of the eponymous Duke Ellington tune. Their idyllic marriage is turned on its head when Chloé falls sick with a water lily growing in her lung. To pay for her medical bills in this fantasy version of Paris, Colin must go out to work in a series of increasingly absurd jobs, while around them, their apartment disintegrates and their friends, including the talented Nicolas, and Chick - a huge fan of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre - go to pieces.

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SBS 2 Movies for Mondays: Hipster Season

The Red Riding Trilogy – 1974

11:50pm, SBS

MA15+
UK, 2000
Director: Julian Jarrold
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sean Bean, Rebecca Hall
What's it about?
Set in Yorkshire against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Ripper murders - but more a tale of the time and the rampant police corruption that marred it, this is the first part of a trilogy of films adapted from a series of novels by David Pearce. The story centres on young Yorkshire journalist trying to solve the increasingly vexing case of a serial killer on the loose.

The Red Riding Trilogy: SBS ONE

 

Tuesday, 15 September

Fatso

11:25pm, SBS

MA15+
Norway, 2008
Director: Arild Fröhlich
Starring: Nils Jørgen Kaalstad, Kyrre Hellum, Josefin Ljungman
What's it about?
A young Swedish woman opens up a whole new world to an overweight, socially awkward and sex-obsessed young hermit in this feel-good comedy from acclaimed director Arild Fröhlich. Winner of Best Director at the Norwegian Amanda Awards in 2009.

The Story of Film (Part 4/15)

12:25am, SBS 2
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M
UK, 2011
Director: Mark Cousins
What's it about? 
(1930s) The Great American Movie Genres. This series covers the film landscape from silent cinema to the modern day digital era. Sound comes to the cinema and sends the medium into a spin, as old stars fade and the new ones burn even brighter. Glamour reigns supreme, genre cinema is born and masterpieces of the medium emerge across the globe, as the devastation of war brings startling and daring approaches to cinema. The story of film becomes truly global.

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Wednesday, 16 September

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

8:30pm, SBS 2

MA+15
USA, 2011
Director: Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Bibb, Tyler Labine
What's it about?
Jason Sudeikis is Eric, a thirty-something party animal famous among his close circle of friends for his lavish summer theme parties at his father's swanky Hamptons pad. But when members of the crew start settling down, and Eric's dad announces plans to sell the beach house, Eric decides it's time for one last bash to go out with a proverbial bang - a good old-fashioned orgy. The only obstacles to overcome are actually convincing each of his reluctant friends to join in on the festivities, and an inconveniently blossoming romance with the real estate agent threatening to sell the house out from under him before the main event can even take place.

SBS 2: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll Season

Orgazmo

Watch it now at SBS On Demand

10:15pm, SBS 2

MA+15
USA, 1997
Director: Trey Parker
Starring: Trey parker, Dian Bachar, Robyn Lynne Raab
What's it about?
This outrageous comedy by the creators of South Park, follows Joe Young, a nice young Mormon man going round proselytising people, when he is attacked by a group of bodyguards working for a shady porn film director. The naive young man is then recruited to act in his films, taking him on a hilarious rollercoaster ride. 

SBS 2: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll Season

The Story of Film (Part 5/15)

12:25am, SBS 2
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

M
UK, 2011
Director: Mark Cousins
What's it about? 
(1939-1952) The Devastation of War. This 15-part series covers the film landscape from silent cinema to the modern day digital era. Sound comes to the cinema and sends the medium into a spin, as old stars fade and the new ones burn even brighter. Glamour reigns supreme, genre cinema is born and masterpieces of the medium emerge across the globe, as the devastation of war brings startling and daring approaches to cinema. The story of film becomes truly global. 

Transylvania

1:35am, SBS 2
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

M
France, 2009
Director: Tony Gatlif
Starring: Asia Argento, Amira Casar, Birol Ünel
What's it about?
The sultry Asia Argento stars as a woman who throws herself into a romantic quest to search for her ex-lover and gets caught up in the fascinating Romanian gypsy culture. Nominated for the Grand Prix at the 2006 Ghent International Film Festival.

Kamchatka

1:50am, SBS
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PG
Argentina, 2002
Director: Marcelo Piñeyro
Starring: Ricardo Darín, Cecilia Roth, Matías Del Pozo
What's it about?
Argentina's official submission for the 2002 Academy Awards tells the story of an Argentinean family's struggle during the violent political coup of 1976. It is told through the eyes of ten-year-old Harry, whose family is forced into exile in order to start a new life and to protect themselves from the authorities.

 

Thursday, 17 September

The Punk Syndrome

9:30pm, SBS 2
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

M
Finland, 2012
Director: Jukka Karkkainen
What's it about?
While Eurovision captivated the world's attention earlier this year, there was one act in particular who captured the hearts of viewers at home - Finnish punk-rock band Pertti Kurikan nimipäivät. Formed in 2009 by four developmentally disabled guys, the band stays loyal to true punk tradition, and their lyrics are critical of the surrounding reality (poverty, housing) and the attitudes towards disabled are brutally slung to the listener's face. This is what real punk is all about: misfits screaming their lungs out about real problems.

The Story of Film (Part 6/15)

12:05am, SBS 2
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M
UK, 2011
Director: Mark Cousins
What's it about? 
(1953-1957) The Swollen Story. This 15-part series covers the film landscape from silent cinema to the modern day digital era. Sound comes to the cinema and sends the medium into a spin, as old stars fade and the new ones burn even brighter. Glamour reigns supreme, genre cinema is born and masterpieces of the medium emerge across the globe, as the devastation of war brings startling and daring approaches to cinema. The story of film becomes truly global.

 

Friday, 18 September

Careless Love

10:50pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Australia, 2012
Director: John Duigan
Starring: David Field, Nammi Le, Peter O'Brien, Andrew Hazzard
What's it about?
This is the story of Linh, a Vietnamese Australian university student who secretly starts part-time work as an escort. She develops a close rapport with one of her clients, an enigmatic American art dealer, who books her on a regular basis. For a time she manages to keep her two lives in separate compartments. But when she falls for a fellow student her worlds collide and things get complicated.

Careless Love Review

Oldboys

12:45am, SBS
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M
Denmark/Sweden, 2009
Director: Nikolaj Steen
Starring: Kristian Halken, Robert Hansen, Laura Christensen
What's it about?
When senior Danish soccer player Vagn is stranded during a team trip to Sweden, a young stranger offers to drive him to the team’s next stop. What Vagn doesn’t know is that his new friend is an ex-con driving a stolen car. Nominated for two Danish Bodil Awards in 2010, including Best Film.

 

Saturday, 19 September

Munich

8:30pm, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2005
Director:
 Steven Spielberg
Starring:
 Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Geoffrey Rush
What's it about?
Steven Spielberg dramatises the shocking events surrounding 1972 Munich Summer Olympics, when the team of 11 Israeli athletes was abducted and eventually killed by terrorists. Israel dispatches a secret Mossad team into Europe to locate those responsible but the operation becomes bogged down in moral ambiguity. A tense  geopolitical thriller with an all-star cast led by Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush, Daniel Craig and Mathieu Amalric.

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SBS: Secrets and Spies Season

Girlfight

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

M
USA, 2000
Director: Karyn Kusama
Starring: Michelle Rodriguez, Santiago Douglas, Jaime Tirelli
What's it about?
Despite the scepticism of her abusive father and the cast of chauvinist trainers who dominate the sport, troubled teen Diana finds solace in the boxing ring.

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Harry Brown

11:35pm, SBS
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MA15+
UK, 2009
Director: Daniel Barber
Starring: Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Ben Drew, Jack O'Connell
What's it about?
Harry Brown is an elderly ex-marine living in a dingy English housing estate apartment. The escalating crime and violence has made him so frightened that he won’t even use the underpass near his home. Shortly after his wife dies, Harry's best friend is murdered, prompting Harry to seek revenge on the criminal lowlifes who have made his life hell. Winner of the 2010 Empire Award for Best British Film.

Why You Should Watch: Harry Brown
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Sunday, 20 September

Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (Part 1)

8:45pm, SBS
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2015
Director: Alex Gibney
What's it about?
An up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer, Frank Sinatra. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him, this is an intimate portrait of the singer, actor, father, husband and philanthropist.

See the "Going Gibney" collection at SBS On Demand

Like Water

9:30pm, NITV
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M
USA, 2011
Director: Pablo Croce
Starring: Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo, Penny Buffington
What's it about?
In the most brutal and often most misunderstood sport in the world, becoming a champion takes more than just blood, sweat, and tears. Like Water follows middleweight Ultimate Fighter Anderson Silva.

Reus

11:55pm, SBS
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MA15+
Uruguay, 2011
Director: Don Elias
Starring: Alberto Acosta, Camilo Parodi, Juan Ignacio Pita
What's it about?
Reus is the history of a mythical Uruguayan neighbourhood, and the battle of two families as they struggle for power. Half the neighbourhood supports Tano, a gang leader who is fighting with the merchants of the city for control. The merchants are led by Don Elias, and a battle between the two groups takes place on the colourful streets of Reus.

Diary of a Nymphomaniac

1:30am, SBS 2

MA15+
Spain, 2008
Director: Christian Molina
Starring: Belén Fabra, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Llum Barrera
What's it about?
A chronicle of a promiscuous young French woman who finds herself at a crossroads in life, where the only way to quell her gnawing sex addiction is to enter the seedy world of prostitution. Nominated for three Spanish Gaudi Awards in 2009.