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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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12 Jan 2016 - 1:47 PM  UPDATED 25 Jan 2016 - 8:55 AM

Monday 18 January

The Tree

9:35pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
France, 2010
Director: Julie Bertucelli
Starring: Morgana Davies, Marton Csokas, Charlotte Gainsbourg
What's it about?
After the death of her father, an eight-year-old girl becomes convinced that he is whispering to her through the leaves of the gargantuan tree that towers over her house. Nominated for three César Awards in 2011, including Best Adapted Screenplay.

The Tree Review

Mammoth

11:50pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Sweden/Germany/Denmark, 2009
Director: Lukas Moodysson
Starring: Michelle Williams, Gael García Bernal, Marife Necesito
What's it about?
Bored of his web design job, Leo takes a trip to Thailand in an attempt to radically change his life. Back in New York, his wife and daughter find their relationship with their live-in Filipino maid changing around them. At the same time, in the Philippines, the maid's family struggles to deal with her absence. Nominated for the Golden Bear at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival.

 

Tuesday 19 January

The Incite Mill: 7 Day Death Game

11:55pm, SBS
Watch at SBS On Demand

M
Japan, 2010
Director: Hideo Nakata
Starring: Nagisa Katahira, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Tatsuya Fujiwara
What's it about?
Ten people are promised a dream job that pays over a thousand dollars per hour, with no experience or qualifications necessary. They are then taken underground and imprisoned, in a murderous game that will last for seven days.

Air Doll

1:45am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Japan, 2009
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Starring: Itsuji Itao, Doona Bae, Sumiko Fuji, Jô Odagiri
What's it about?
Middle-aged Hideo (Itsuji Itao) lives an ordinary life – except for the fact that his live-in lover is actually an inflatable doll he calls Nozomi. Hideo treats Nozomi as a real woman and they live together in Hideo’s imagined domestic bliss. But when the doll develops human consciousness, she falls for another man.

  

Wednesday 20 January

The Editor

9:00pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Canada, 2015
Director: Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy
Starring: Paz de la Huerta, Samantha Hill, Laurence R. Harvey
What's it about?
Rey Ciso was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he's had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he's been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up in this absurdist giallo-thriller as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learn the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes.

Norwegian Ninja

10:35pm, SBS 2
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M
Norway, 2010
Director: Thomas Cappelen Malling
Starring: Mads Ousdal, Jon Øigarden
What's it about?
In 1984, Arne Treholt was arrested in Norway for treason after handing over state secrets to Russia’s KGB. It became the most scandalous story in Norway’s history, but ‘Norwegian Ninja’ aims to reframe him as the nation’s undercover hero, featuring Treholt as the head of a secret force of modern “shadow warriors” entrusted by King Olav to protect the country.

 

Thursday 21 January

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

10:00pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Australia, 2014
Director: Mark Hartley
Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Molly Ringwald, Olivia d'Abo
What's it about?
A hilarious thrill ride through the bowels of Hollywood’s least-loved indie film studio, where quality was a happy accident. This documentary tells the story of Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus - two movie-obsessed cousins whose passion for cinema changed the way movies were made and marketed - and the tale of how this passion ultimately led to the demise of the company they built together. Features appearances by Chuck Norris, Charles Bronson, Sharon Stone and many more. 

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Review
Interview: Mark Hartley turns his sights on the infamous Cannon Films with Electric Boogaloo
Read blog: Schlocky Horror Picture Show

Gloria

12:00am, SBS
Watch now at SBS on Demand

MA15+
Chile, 2012
Director: Sebastián Lelio
Starring: Hugo Moraga, Coca Guazzini, Fabiola Zamora
What's it about?
Gloria is a 58-year-old divorcée. Determined to defy old age and loneliness, she hits the dance floors of Santiago looking for love, to disappointing results. Things look up when she meets Rodolfo, however the encounter presents unexpected challenges and Gloria gradually finds herself being forced to confront her own dark secrets.

Chilean film
Gloria: Sebastián Lelio interview
Gloria Review

 

Friday 22 January

Kingdom of Heaven

9:30pm, SBS

MA15+
UK, 2005
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Orlando Bloom, Michael Sheen, Edward Norton, Liam Neeson
What's it about?
The Crusades, that world-shaping 200-year collision between Europe and the East, frames the tale of a young Frenchman who discovers his destiny as a knight, then lives out what that glorious title really means. 

Kingdom Of Heaven Review
SBS: Epic Season

Reign of Assassins

10:15pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
China, 2010
Director: Chao-Bin Su
Starring: Woo-sung Jung, Michelle Yeoh
What's it about?
In Ancient China, Drizzle is the most deadly and ruthless assassin. After a life of theft and murder, she seeks to atone for her ways. She starts a new life in the capital, but her old gang are hot on her trail.

 

Saturday 23 January

My Neighbour Totoro

6:00pm, SBS 2

PG
Japan, 1988
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Tim Daly
What's it about?
The story follows Satsuke and Mai, two young girls who find their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros. They befriend O Totoro, the biggest and eldest Totoro, who is also the king of the forest. As their girls' mother lies sick in the hospital, O Totoro brings the sisters on a magical adventure but also helps them to understand the realities of life.

SBS 2: More all-ages adventures

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

8:30pm, SBS 
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Spain, 2008
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem
What's it about?
Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamoured with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. Winner of the 2009 Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Penélope Cruz).

It’s three the easy way in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Vicky Cristina Barcelona Review
SBS: The Oscar Race Season

Boy

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

M
New Zealand, 2010
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: James Rolleston, Taika Waititi, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Mavis Paenga
What's it about?
It's 1984, and 11-year-old Boy lives on a New Zealand farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother. Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy's father appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version - an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2010 Sydney Film Festival.

Boy review: A rose-coloured ode to the '80s
Watch interview with Taika Waititi and James Rolleston

Midnight FM

12:45am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
South Korea, 2010
Director: Sang Man Kim
Starring: Soo Ae, Ji-tae Yu, Dong-seok Ma, Song-hyeon Choi
What's it about?
While hosting her regular radio show, Sun-young (Soo Ae) receives a call from a listener named Dong-soo (Ji-tae Yu). He tells her that she must follow his orders while she hosts her live program, with her family’s lives at stake, and threatens that she can’t tell anyone. Without knowing what he wants and why this is happening to her, she continues her two-hour radio program to save her family as they get picked off one by one.

 

Sunday 24 January

The Maid

11:25pm, SBS

M
Chile, 2009
Director: Sebastián Silva
Starring: Catalina Saavedra, Claudia Celedón, Alejandro Goic
What's it about?
Raquel is a loyal maid who has served a family for 20 years. But despite raising her employer's four children, she remains emotionally distant from the family. When she falls ill, Raquel must confront her hard-hearted loneliness. A multi-award winning film, including the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

The Maid Review

Bang-Bang Wedding!

1:40am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
Greece, 2008
Director: Christine Crokos
Starring: Alex Dimitriades, Faye Xila, Giorgos Karamihos
What's it about?
Alex Dimitriades stars in this fast-paced Greek wedding comedy. Young lovers Ilias and Marina arrive on the island of Crete for their wedding, along with their large, boisterous families all eager to celebrate the nuptials. However, when a typo on the wedding invitation confuses the reception venue and scatters the guests in different directions, they embark on a collision course of increasingly comedic proportions.

 

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