February on SBS on Demand – highlights include Classified, Bullshit, Triple Oh, Dopesick, The Matchmakers, Estonia, Catch Me a Killer and Those Who Stayed.

French Canadian espionage drama

February on SBS on Demand

Classified

S 1-2 Australian Premiere

Thursday, 1 February 2024 on SBS On Demand (all twenty episodes available)

Emile and Rachel work for the Canadian Secret Service (CSS); they are also lovers and the parents of two young girls. When an investigation on a shooting near the US embassy leads the CSS to think that the CIA infiltrated a mole in their ranks, Emile is ordered against his will to investigate the identity of the mole — and Rachel is the prime suspect.

Classified is a twisting, high-stakes look at the world of intelligence, counterterrorism, and counterespionage in which two lovers are torn apart by loyalty and family.
Classified S 1-2 will be available in French Canadian with English subtitles on SBS On Demand.

Danish drama

February on SBS on Demand

Bullshit

Australian Premiere

Thursday, 1 February 2024 on SBS On Demand (all six episodes available)

Bullshit is an unconventional coming-of-age drama based on the bestselling book by Camilla Stockmann and Janus Køster-Rasmussen.
Young couple Pia and Henning are drawn into Copenhagen’s biker subculture looking for escape and belonging, but their dream rapidly turns into a nightmare when a biker gang war erupts. Amidst an explosion of violence, can they, and their love, survive?

Bullshit will be available in Danish with English subtitles on SBS On Demand.

Australian comedy

February on SBS on Demand

Triple Oh!

Australian Premiere

Thursday, 8 February 2024 on SBS On Demand (all five episodes available)

Triple Oh! is a dark comedy-drama based on true events starring Brooke Satchwell and Tahlee Fereday, following the lives saved and lost by ambulance paramedics Tayls (Satchwell) and Cate (Fereday).

With conflicting personalities and a policy of having sex whenever a patient dies, the pair work together to save patients in absurd medical emergencies, while navigating their complicated relationship. Each episode opens with a new patient, while the tension between the two paramedics threatens to get in the way of saving lives.

Critically-acclaimed drama

February on SBS on Demand

Dopesick

Box Set

Thursday, 8 February 2024 on SBS On Demand (all eight episodes available)

Dopesick examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. The series takes viewers to the epicentre of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Big Pharma, to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA.

Defying all the odds, heroes will emerge in an intense and thrilling ride to take down the craven corporate forces behinds this national crisis and their allies. The limited series is inspired by the New York Times bestselling book by Beth Macy.

Lunar New Year

February on SBS on Demand

SBS On Demand movie collection

Celebrate Lunar New Year with a curated World Movies collection perfect for festivities and gathering together with loved ones.

Ride On (2023) Saturday, 10 February

Washed-up stuntman Luo seeks help from his estranged daughter when his beloved stunt horse may be auctioned off. They become a media sensation when their fight with debt collectors goes viral. Directed and written by Larry Yang, starring Jackie Chan, Haocun Liu, Kevin Guo.

Handmaiden (2016) Saturday, 10 February

In 1930s Korea, Sookee is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, Hideko, but is secretly involved in a plan to rob her of her fortune and lock her away. Directed by Park Chan-wook, starring Kim Tae-ri, Kim Min-hae, Jo Jin-woong.

The Farewell (2019) Sunday, 11 February

Billi discovers that her beloved grandmother has terminal lung cancer, and that her family had decided to conceal the diagnosis from her. The family schedules a wedding to gather as an excuse before she dies. Directed and written by Lulu Wang, staring Awkwafina, Shu Zhen Zhao. Tzi Ma.

Taste (2021) Sunday, 11 February

A Nigerian man moves in with four middle-aged Vietnamese women after his football team contract is terminated. Directed by Bao Le, starring Olegunleko Ezekiel Gbenga, Khuong Thi Minh Nga, Le Thi Dung.

Chasing The Dragon (2017) Monday, 12 February

Based on an infamous real-life kingpin, Crippled Ho came to Hong Kong as an illegal immigrant in 1963 and ruthlessly carved an empire from the chaotic underworld of drug dealers. Starring Donnie Yen, Andy Lau, Philip Keung.

Australian documentary series

February on SBS on Demand

The Matchmakers

Australian Premiere SBS Original

Wednesday, 14 February 2024 on SBS On Demand (all three episodes available)

SBS will re-write the book of love with The Matchmakers, a heart-warming yet confronting documentary series which dives into the unique and private world of three of Australia’s most successful cultural matchmakers.

In an age of online dating, profile pics, swipe-rights and high divorce rates, many hopeful Australians are turning to the ancient traditions of matchmaking to find ‘the one’. Covering every dramatic and heartfelt beat – first dates, awkward meets and sensitive discussions between all parties, the series offers a front row seat into the nuanced conversations critical in bringing two families together, as matchmakers work tirelessly to ensure their culture continues through to the next generation.

Finnish and Swedish disaster drama

February on SBS on Demand

Estonia

Australian Premiere

Thursday, 15 February 2024 on SBS On Demand (all six episodes available)

Estonia tells the story of the tragic disaster of the car ferry MS Estonia in the autumn of 1994, and the subsequent accident investigation. The fictional series is based on real events and explores through the personal stories of the victims, survivors, loved ones, and investigators how it was possible that 852 people lost their lives – and no one could be held accountable.

Produced by Fisher King Oy, created by Miikko Oikkonen (Bordertown, Helsinki Syndrome) and directed by Måns Månsson (Chernobyl, Snabba Cash) and Juuso Syrjä (Bordertown).

Estonia will be available in Swedish and Finnish with English subtitles

South African thriller

February on SBS on Demand

Catch Me A Killer

Australian Premiere

Thursday, 22 February 2024 on SBS On Demand (all eleven episodes available)

Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones) portrays former journalist turned-psychologist Micki Pistorius, South Africa’s first serial killer profiler, in this harrowing true story based on the acclaimed novel.

Set in Mitchell’s Plain, 1994, a young man goes missing, and the police approach psychologist Dr Micki Pistorius to help with the case as their first forensic profiler. Eager to escape her failing marriage, Micki pushes aside her doubts and accepts the role, only to find herself out of her depth, and competing against time: either she finds the killer before they take another life, or they find her first.

Ukrainian anthology series

February on SBS on Demand

Those Who Stayed

Australian Premiere

Saturday, 24 February 2024 on SBS on Demand (all six episodes available)

Those Who Stayed is a unique drama anthology series inspired by true events in Kyiv after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. At the start of this brutal war, every second person left Kyiv. Yet every second person remained. These are their stories – variously moving, funny, sad, stark, unsettling, and uplifting.

Amongst the dramatic and sometimes humorous stories are Olga, her two kids and her husband, forced to live in one room with her ex-husband; Klaus, a young German doctor who travels to Ukraine to rescue a friend, only to find out she has no intention of leaving, and Verka Serduchka, a famous singer and drag act who stays put, without his usual entourage, and creates daily online posts that become a symbol of Kyiv’s resistance and faith in future triumph.

Those Who Stayed will be available in Ukrainian with English Subtitles on SBS On Demand, and air on 24 February at 10.30pm on SBS.

Pride

February on SBS on Demand

SBS On Demand movie collection

Host your own Pride party this Mardi Gras with this exceptional World Movies collection of LGBTQI+ films.

The Blonde One (2019) Monday, 26 February

When Gabriel moves in with his colleague, Jaun, in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, a romantic relationship blooms. Directed by Marco Berger, starring Alfonso Bardon, Justo Calabria, Gaston Re.

Joyland (2022) Tuesday, 27 February

Following a long spell of unemployment, Haider lands a job at a Bollywood-style burlesque as a backup dancer and becomes infatuated with a strong-willed trans woman, Biba. Directed by Saim Sadiq and Maggie Briggs, starring Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Alina Khan.

Jump Darling (2020) Wednesday, 28 February

A rookie drag queen reeling from a breakup escapes to the country, where he finds his grandmother in steep decline, yet desperate to avoid the local nursing home. Directed by Phil Connell, starring Cloris Leachman, Thomas Duplessie, Jayne Eastwood.

Benedetta (2021) Thursday, 29 February

Based on a true story, a 17th-century nun becomes entangled in a forbidden lesbian affair with a novice. Directed by Paul Verhoeven and stars Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphne Patakia.

Swan Song (2021) Friday, 1 March

A retired hairdresser escapes his nursing home and embarks on an odyssey across his small town to style a dead woman’s hair for her funeral, confronting the ghosts of his past and rediscovering his sparkle along the way. Directed and written by Todd Stephens, starring Udo Kier, Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans.

February on SBS on Demand

February on SBS on Demand

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