When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS VICELAND, NITV and SBS On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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SBS Movies

29 Jun 2017 - 5:00 PM  UPDATED 3 Jul 2017 - 9:53 AM

Monday 3 July

The Well Digger's Daughter

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
France, 2010
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Daniel Auteuil
Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Nicolas Duvauchelle
What's it about?
By cutting through the fields to take her father lunch, Patricia Amoretti (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) encounters Jacques Mazel (Nicolas Duvauchelle). She is 18-years-old, he is 26. She is pretty, with the fine manners of a young lady; he is fighter pilot and handsome. A little bit of moonlight will do the rest during their second meeting; there will not be a third as Jacques is sent to the front. However, the second encounter leads to Patricia's pregnancy.

Apocalypto

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States, 2006
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Language: Maya
Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernández, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead, Carlos Emilio Báez
What's it about?
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate.

Escape from New York

11:05PM, SBS VICELAND

M
United States, 1981
Genre: Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Kurt Russell, Adrienne Barbeau, Lee Van Cleef
What's it about?
In a dystopian 1997, Manhattan has been transformed into the New York Maximum Security Penitentiary, where criminals are sent in life sentences. Grabbing a bargaining chip right out of the air, convicts bring down the President's plane in bad old Gotham. Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a one-eyed lone warrior new to prison life, is coerced into bringing the President and his cargo out of this land of undesirables.

The evolution of Kurt Russell's mullet

Tuesday 4 July

The Triplets of Belleville

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
France, 2003
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Language: French
Director: Sylvain Chomet
Starring: Lina Boudreau, Michele Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda
What's it about?
When her grandson is kidnapped by the French mafia while competing in the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters – an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire – to rescue him. Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2004 Academy Awards.

The Triplets of Belleville Review

The Last Elvis

2:50AM, SBS

M
Argentina, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish, English
Director: Armando Bo
Starring: John McInerny, Griselda Siciliani, Margarita Lopez
What's it about?
In the unique world of the Buenos Aires celebrity-impersonator scene, “Elvis” Gutiérrez is a star. By day, though, he must contend with a dead-end factory job and an ex-wife who worries about how his obsessive behavior affects their young daughter, Lisa Marie. Feeling more connected to his persona as the King than to his own family, Gutiérrez retreats from reality until a tragic accident interrupts his plans and forces him to grapple with his real-world responsibilities.

Wednesday 5 July

If You Are the One 2

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
China, 2010
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: Mandarin
Director: Feng Xiaogang
Starring: You Ge, Qi Shu, Honglei Sun
What's it about?
Two years have passed since finally getting together, and Qin Fen has asked Liang Xiaoxiao to marry him. However, after their two best friends decide to get a divorce after five years of marriage, Xiaoxiao wants to trial a 'test marriage' first.

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

Australia, 2000
Genre: Horror, Action
Language: English
Director: Kiah Roache-Turner
Starring: Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill
What's it about?
Barry (Jay Gallagher), a mechanic and a family man, sees his life fall apart after a global disaster triggers a zombie apocalypse. When his sister Brooke (Bianca Bradey) is kidnapped by sinister gas mask-wearing soldiers, Barry sets out to find her. With the help of fellow survivors, he navigates the harsh Australian bush, searching for a sanctuary while battling hordes of flesh-eating monsters.

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead Review

Goal of the Dead

10:20PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
France, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: French
Director: Thierry Poiraud, Benjamin Rocher
Starring: Alban Lenoir, Charlie Bruneau, Tiphaine Daviot, Ahmed Sylla, Bruno Salomone, Patrick Ligardes
What's it about?
For the Olympique de Paris soccer team, this away match scheduled against Caplongue was merely supposed to be one last chore before the end of the professional season. Yet no one could ever have imagined that an unknown rabies-like infection was going to spread like wildfire, turning this small town’s inhabitants into ultra-violent and highly contagious creatures.

The White Ribbon

2:00AM, SBS

M
Austria, 2009
Genre: Drama, War
Language: German, Italian, Polish
Director: Michael Haneke
Starring: Ursina Lardi, Leonie Benesch, Ernst Jacobi, Christian Friedel, Ulrich Tukur
What's it about?
A tautly constructed whodunit set on the eve of World War I in a staunchly Protestant village in northern Germany. The village is plagued by a series of mysterious accidents – the doctor tumbles from his horse, a farmer’s wife falls to her death from a barn loft – which become increasingly more sinister and brutal. Neighbour turns against neighbour, even as the cruelty pervading the village breeds fresh atrocities. Winner of the 2009 Cannes Palme D'or.

The White Ribbon Review: A compelling, gripping thriller

Thursday 6 July

The Life Coach

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
France, 2009
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Olivier Doran
Starring: Jean-Paul Rouve, Richard Berry, Anne Maravin
What's it about?
Maximilien Chêne (Richard Berry) is a professional life coach with a gambling problem. After his wife throws him out, Max is approached to take on a new client. The reward would help him repay all his gambling debts.  

Uninhabited

9:35PM, NITV

M
Australia, 2010
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Foreign
Language: English
Director: Bill Bennett
Starring: Geraldine Hakewill, Bob Baines, Tasia Zalar, Henry James, Billy Milionis, Terry Siourounis
What's it about?
Harry and Beth wanted the holiday of a lifetime, so they chartered a boat to drop them off on a remote coral island on the Great Barrier Reef. The island was idyllic, covered in palms and full of birds and other wildlife. It was small and totally deserted - or so they thought. But when things go missing from their camp site and they discover someone else's footprints in the sand, they suspect the island has a ghost. Inspired by actual events.

Friday 7 July

Adventure Planet

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
Thailand, 2012
Genre: Adventure, Animation
Language: German, Italian, Thai
Director: Kompim Kemgumnird
Starring: Nuengthida Sophon, Noppan Chantasorn, Athipich Chutiwatkajornchai, Kongdej Jaturanrasamee, Bailee Madison, J.K. Simmons, Thodsapol Siriwiwat
What's it about?
Story of the adventures of three young men from two of the world's metropolis, New State Trinity Capital and Karen village in Northern Thailand, as they journey to help save the world from disaster due to global warming.

Frog Dreaming

7:45PM, NITV (repeats Saturday 8 July, 1:00PM)

PG
Australia, 1986
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family
Language: English
Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Starring: Henry Thomas, Tony Barry, Rachel Friend, John Ewart, Katy Manning
What's it about?
American boy Cody lives in Australia with his guardian, Gaza. Cody is very imaginative, inventive, and inquisitive. He comes across some strange events happening in Devil's Knob national park associated with an aboriginal myth about "frog dreamings". Cody tries to investigate...

Why You Should Watch: Frog Dreaming

 

Saturday 8 July

Jesus Town, USA

6:20PM, SBS VICELAND

G
United States, 2014
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Julian T. Pinder, Billie Mintz
Starring:
What's it about?
For 88 years, a small town has pantomimed Christ’s passion story in The Holy City, a bizarre reproduction of Jerusalem built into a cow pasture in Oklahoma. Jesus Town is a light-hearted documentary chronicling a 300-strong amateur cast, 46 horses, and Zack – a Buddhist paperboy playing Jesus.

People, Places, Things

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
United States of America, 2015
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Jim Strouse
Starring: Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Stephanie Allynne, Jessica Williams, Michael Chernus, Aundrea Gadsby, Gia Gadsby
What's it about?
Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist, balancing being a parent to his young twin daughters and teaching a classroom full of college students, all the while trying to navigate the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.

Frances Ha

10:10PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States of America, 2013
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Noah Baumbach
Starring: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen
What's it about?
Frances (Greta Gerwig) is a gangly 20-something who lives in New York, but is perennially broke, unfocused and prone to mildly self-destructive behaviour. An apprentice for a dance company, Frances is also a klutz, but that does not stop her from chasing her dreams.  

Frances Ha: Noah Baumbach interview
Frances Ha review: Greta Gerwig is luminescently 'undateable'

In the House

2:00AM, SBS

MA15+
France, 2012
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Mystery
Language: French
Director: François Ozon
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Fabrice Luchini, Emmanuelle Seigner, Ernst Umhauer, Bastien Ughetto
What's it about?
A 16-year-old teenager (Ernst Umhauer) sneaks into a classmate’s (Bastien Ughetto) house. He then writes about the event in stories for his French teacher (Fabrice Luchini). Inspired and confronted by the student, the teacher finds renewed joy in his job. Yet the teenager’s intrusion unleashes a series of uncontrollable events. Inspired by the Spanish play The Boy in the Last Row.

In the House Review

Sunday 9 July

Wild Grass

2:00AM, SBS

PG
France, 2009
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Language: French
Director: Alain Resnais
Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Devos, Anne Consigny, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Sabine Azéma
What's it about?
The lives of Marguerite (Sabine Azéma), a striking single middle-aged dentist, and happily married older family man Georges (André Dussollier) become inextricably intertwined after he finds her stolen wallet. An examination of her photo identification sparks an obsessive curiously and determination to meet her. From renowned director Alain Resnais (Hiroshima Mon Amour, Last Year at Marienbad).

Wild Grass (Les herbes folles) Review