May on SBS on Demand
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May on SBS on Demand

May on SBS on Demand – highlights include This Town, Suzy & The Simple Man, I am Scrooge, Swedish Week, Helsinki, The Dry, Davos 1917, The Responder and Backstrom.

British thriller drama series

May on SBS on Demand
This Town

Australian Premiere

Wednesday, 22 May 2024 on SBS On Demand (all six episodes available)

From acclaimed British screenwriter Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders and Rogue Heroes, comes an electrifying new series that tells a story of family ties, teenage kicks, and redemption.

Opening in 1981, at a moment of huge social unrest, one conflicted family must navigate dangerous odds to stay together.

There’s the young dreamer, Dante, whose eyes are opened to the city’s music scene and its darker underworld; Dante’s cousin, Bardon, who is ensnared into working for the IRA by his father, and Dante’s brother Gregory, who struggles to reconcile army life with a criminal past.

Along with the spectre of addiction hovering over the family– Dante, Bardon and Gregory must face off against terrifying challenges to follow their musical dreams.

Australian romantic environmental film

May on SBS on Demand
Suzy & The Simple Man

Thursday, 2 May 2024 on SBS On Demand

Suzy & The Simple Man is an environmental love story about sustainability and the cycle of life.

Eight years in the making, this intimate, funny and uplifting film features Suzy and her adventurer husband Jon who live a simple life off the grid – growing organic fruit and vegetables and caring for their chooks and sheep.

But the simple life is never as easy as it seems. When all seems perfect, something changes their world and life takes an unexpected turn. With bravery and conviction Suzy and Jon confront perhaps their greatest challenge yet, and consider taking the road less travelled.

Featuring Suzan, contestant on Alone Australia S2.

German true crime drama series

May on SBS on Demand
I Am Scrooge

Australian Premiere

Thursday, 2 May 2024 on SBS On Demand (all six episodes available)

Berlin, 1988. Arno, a failing artist forced to spray paint cars to make ends meet, is in the midst of an existential crisis. His answer? To build bombs in his kitchen, and set them off in high-end department stores to extort them for money.

But evading the authorities proves more difficult than Arno imagined. The police are hot on his heels as he flees with half a million, living under the alias ‘Scrooge McDuck’. What results is one of the most spectacular extortion cases in German criminal history.

I Am Scrooge will be available on SBS On Demand in German with English subtitles

Swedish Week Collection

May on SBS on Demand
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Gear up for the spirit of Eurovision with this collection of Swedish films. From the ‘feel-good’ to the comedic, experience the thrills of these stories together with the ones closest to you.

Tuesday Club (2022) Monday, 6 May

At a dinner party celebrating her 40th wedding anniversary with her husband Sten, Karin finds out that he has been unfaithful. She decides to re-evaluate what she wants from life for herself. Directed by Annika Appelin, starring Marie Richardson, Peter Stormare, Ida Engvoll.

Comedy Queen (2022) Tuesday, 7 May

A 13-year-old girl decides to become a stand-up comedian. Despite suffering from immeasurable sorrow, she wants to make everyone laugh, especially her father. Directed by Sanna Lenken, starring Sigrid Johnson, Oscar Toringe, Frida Beckman.

100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window And Disappeared (2013) Wednesday, 8 May

Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, this is the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it’s not too late to start over. Directed by Felix Herngren, starring Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wilklander, David Wiberg.

A Piece Of My Heart (2019) Thursday, 9 May

30-something Isabella visits her hometown to celebrate her dad’s 60th birthday. She feels like a winner until she discovers her friend is engaged to her ex. Directed by Edward Af Sillén, starring Malin Akerman, Christian Hillborg, Marie Richardson.

Queen Of Hearts (2019) Friday, 10 May

Anne, a brilliant lawyer, lives what appears to be the picture-perfect life with her husband and twin daughters. When her estranged stepson, Gustav, moves in with them, her escalating desires leads her down a dangerous path that threatens to destroy her world. Directed by May el-Toukhy, starring Trine Dyrholm, Gustav Lindh, Magnus Krepper.

Finnish detective procedural series

May on SBS on Demand
Helsinki Crimes S2

Australian Premiere

Thursday, 9 May 2024 on SBS On Demand (all six episodes available)

Sergeant Timo Harjunpää and his partner Onerva Nykänen come across some unusual cases. A young man is running a love scam and is in love with his boss. A gang war between youths rages between East Helsinki and Espoo. A man sneaks into homes to lie next to women and couples at night.

Amongst all these cases, Onerva is haunted by a new relationship that feels too good and too safe. Harjunpää worries for his father, who is beginning to suffer from Alzheimer’s. When their personal lives clash with their cases, where do their true loyalties lie?

Helsinki Crimes S2 will be available on SBS On Demand in Finnish with English subtitles.

Premiere Week Collection

May on SBS on Demand
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Rosa’s Wedding (2020) Monday, 13 May

A woman caught up in the drama of her family and work decides to finally take charge of her life by getting married to herself. Directed by Icíar Bollaín, starring Candela Peña, Nathalie Poza, Ramón Barea.

Black Bear (2020) Tuesday, 14 May

A filmmaker suffering from a lack of inspiration retreats to an isolated lake house, where she manipulates and controls her hosts in an attempt to create a work of art. Directed and written by Lawrence Michael Levine, starring Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott, Sarah Gadon.

The Story Of My Wife (2021) Wednesday, 15 May

Jakob is captain of an ocean-going ship. One day, he makes a bet with a friend in a café: that he will marry the first woman who crosses the threshold. Directed by Ildikó Enyedi, starring Léa Seydoux, Gijs Naber, Louis Garrel.

The Nest (2021) Thursday, 16 May

An entrepreneur and his family begin to unravel after moving into an old country manor in England in the 1980s. Directed and written by Sean Durkin, starring Jude Law, Carrie Coon, Oona Roche.

Gloria Bell (2018) Friday, 17 May

A free-spirited divorcee spends her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. She soon finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with the joys of budding love and the complications of dating. Directed by Sebastián Lelio, starring Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Michael Cera.

British dramedy series

May on SBS on Demand
The Dry S2

Australian Premiere

Thursday, 16 May 2024 on SBS On Demand (all eight episodes available)

Shiv’s 36 and 7 months sober. She’s determined to get sobriety right this time and steer clear of all her old temptations and triggers.

But what if the biggest threat to Shiv’s stability turns out to be closer to home? Giving up alcohol is one thing… but what about giving up her dysfunctional family?

Can Shiv stay sober and still have the normal things in life; the things most people take for granted: a career, a relationship, a drama-free family… Or will something have to be sacrificed to keep her on the dry?

German espionage series

May on SBS on Demand
Davos 1917

Australian Premiere

Thursday, 23 May 2024 on SBS On Demand (all six episodes available)

The First World War is ravaging Europe; by contrast, Switzerland seems like an oasis of peace. But behind the scenes of neutrality, the secret agents of world powers are lurking in Davos—an espionage network.

After Swiss nurse Johanna’s (Dominique Devenport) Red Cross mission on the Western Front, she returns pregnant to her hometown of Davos, where her family runs the “Cronwald” sanatorium.

Along with patients from different social classes, they also accommodate wealthy and influential guests from all over Europe. Johanna soon gets caught between spies operating in Davos, and when her daughter is taken from her, is forced to play a dangerous game with the German Secret Service.

Davos 1917 will be available on SBS On Demand in German with English subtitles.

British police drama series

May on SBS on Demand
The Responder S2

Australian Premiere

Thursday, 30 May 2024 on SBS On Demand* (all six episodes available)

Starring Martin Freeman, Emily Fairn, and Josh Finan. Written by Tony Schumacher.

Chris Carson is trying to go straight, but when DCI Barnes asks him for a favour, he crosses one of Liverpool’s top drug dealers and starts to fall back into bad old ways.

Swedish crime series

April on SBS on Demand
Backstrom S3

Australian Premiere

Thursday, 30 May 2024 on SBS On Demand (all six episodes available)

Behind his boss’ back, Bäckström travels to the holiday paradise of Palma with Niemi to follow up on a lead on the murder of his childhood friend Sally – his only unsolved murder case.

When a Swedish man is found murdered in the hotel, Bäckström starts his own investigation, much to the disliking of the local police. Meanwhile, an explosive device suspected of being linked to the Tälje cartel goes off in central Stockholm.

Bäckström uses his unconventional methods to find clues. The two murder cases and the explosive device in Stockholm seem somehow connected. But will Bäckström get the answers he needs for Sally’s case to finally feel at peace?

Backstrom Season 3 will be available on SBS On Demand in Swedish with English subtitles.

May on SBS on Demand

May on SBS on Demand

May on SBS on Demand

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