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          The Father
            

          The Father (DVD, M)

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          Starring Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman. A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

          DVD Code LFD0027
          Barcode 9322225242517
          Released NZ 30 Sep 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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          James & Isey
             

          James & Isey (DVD, M)

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          Genuine New Zealand treasures Isey and James invite us into their lives in the week leading up to Isey's 100th birthday. A Northland celebration of life and aroha (love) like no other.

          DVD Code MMA6942
          Barcode 9322225242203
          Released NZ 30 Sep 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Martin Eden
            

          Martin Eden (DVD, M)

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          Bold and dazzling, acclaimed writer/director Pietro Marcellos multi award-winning drama MARTIN EDEN provocatively transposes Jack Londons 1909 novel about a self-taught and outspoken writer out of the American West and into a pivotal moment in Italys pre-war history. Thirty-somet...hing sailor Martin Eden (remarkable newcomer Luca Marinelli) is inspired to remake himself as a novelist, following a chance encounter with the sophisticated, wealthy Elena (the luminous Jessica Cressy). She immediately becomes not only the object of his passionate affections, but also the symbol of the status Martin aspires to achieve. Pursuing his newfound social and literary obsessions, Martin abandons his friends and working-class roots without hesitation, but eventually undergoes a political awakening that triggers yet another change. A passionate and enthralling cinematic achievement in the tradition of Rossellini and Visconti, Pietro Marcellos enveloping and superbly-mounted fable interweaves historical footage with an extraordinary production design of his own. The films ideas are universal and timeless: the hypocrisy of class, the disillusionment of ideologies, the limits of romanticism and realism, and the question of what it means, ultimately, to be an individual.
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          DVD Code PAL216
          Barcode 9322225241817
          Released NZ 12 Aug 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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          De Gaulle
            

          De Gaulle (DVD, M)

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          Writer/director Gabriel Le Bomins spectacularly-mounted biographical drama DE GAULLE stirringly depicts a crucial period in the life of one of modern French history's most famous figures. It is May 1940, where the war between Germany and its neighbours has intensified. Shockingly..., the French army collapses, and Hitler seizes Paris. The government is in panic and considers accepting defeat, but recently promoted two-star General Charles de Gaulle (The Translators' Lambert Wilson), wants to change the course of history...
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          DVD Code PAL220
          Barcode 9322225242364
          Released NZ 14 Oct 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Disclosure
            

          Disclosure (DVD, TBC)

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          A tense psychological drama, inspired by real-life events, Australian filmmaker Michael Bentham brings a thrilling and telling story of parents who will try anything to protect their own when pushed to the edge. When a 4-year-old girl makes an allegation against the son of a poli...tician, an attempt by the children's parents to resolve the situation soon degenerates into a vicious confrontation.
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          DVD Code MMA6953
          Barcode 9322225242326
          Released NZ 21 Oct 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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          First Cow
             

          First Cow (DVD, PG)

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            4 Nov 21

          Two travellers, on the run from a band of vengeful hunters in the 1820s Northwest, dream of striking it rich but their tenuous plan to make their fortune on the frontier comes to rely on the secret use of a wealthy landowners prized dairy cow.

          DVD Code MMA6958
          Barcode 9322225242708
          Released NZ 4 Nov 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Herself
             

          Herself (DVD, TBC)

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            4 Nov 21

          HERSELF tells the story of Sandra, a young mother who seeks to rebuild her life from scratch, and provide a safe home for her two young daughters. In order to do so, she must escape the grip of a possessive ex-partner, circumnavigate a broken housing system, and bring together a ...community of friends who can support her and lend a helping hand.
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          DVD Code MMA6956
          Barcode 9322225242685
          Released NZ 4 Nov 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Lansky
             

          Lansky (DVD, TBC)

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            4 Nov 21

          David Stone (Sam Worthington), a renowned but down-on-his-luck writer, desperately needs a break. His luck changes when he receives a surprise call from Meyer Lansky (Academy Award-nominee Harvey Keitel), the Jewish Godfather of organized crime. The retired gangster spins a dizzy...ing tale, revealing the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate. For decades, authorities have been trying to locate Lanskys alleged fortune, hundreds of millions gone. This is their last chance to capture the aging gangster before he dies; but Lansky, as always, is one step ahead of the FBI, sending them on a wild chase, evading and outsmarting them at every turn.
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          DVD Code MMA6957
          Barcode 9322225242692
          Released NZ 4 Nov 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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          How To Be A Good Wife
             

          How To Be A Good Wife (DVD, M)

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            18 Nov 21

          It is 1968. The immaculate and morally upright Paulette Van Der Beck (the ever-exquisite Juliette Binoche) and her husband Robert have been running Van der Becks School of Housekeeping and Good Manners in the lush regions of Alsace for over two decades, with the help of Paulettes... eccentric stepsister Gilberte (Yolande Moreau) and the schools communist-fearing, ex-Resistance nun Marie-Thrse (a scene-stealing Nomie Lvovsky). Their mission: to train teenagers to become perfect housewives, in times when women were expected to be largely subservient. After an accident turns clockwork order into chaos, Paulette discovers that the school is on the verge of financial ruin. Forced to assume executive responsibilities, she is flustered even more by an encounter with her long-lost first love, Andr (douard Baer), who becomes relentless in his desire to rekindle their romance. Meanwhile, a sweeping nationwide protest movement is transforming the society around them, encouraging the schools pupils to challenge authority and question their own desires and beliefs Before long the entire group undertakes a journey of liberation, one that will transform all their lives. Striking a near-magical tone thats both satirical and tender, this hugely-entertaining tale of solidarity looks set to become one of the years biggest comedic hits.
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          DVD Code PAL212
          Barcode 9322225240421
          Released NZ 18 Nov 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Fantail
              

          Fantail (DVD, R15)

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          A South Auckland petrol station is the setting for this independent drama about graveyard shift worker Tania (Sophie Henderson, also the film's writer and based on her one-woman stageplay), whose long nights are spent chipping away at the savings she needs to leave with her littl...e brother in search of their father. Raised Maori, Tania's bonds to her whanau underpin a life spent caring for her ailing mother during the day and preparing to take her brother Piwakawaka overseas. But as he leaves to pick kiwifruit and Tania is stuck at the gas station with a slack manager and an eagle-eyed regional supervisor, it seems she's not able to look after her family to the same extent. A product of the NZ Film Commission's Escalator scheme, this low-budget feature, shot in just 20 days, brings Henderson's piece to the big screen courtesy of first-time director Curtis Vowell
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          DVD Code CF1683
          Barcode 9338176011683
          Published NZ 1 Oct 2014
          Publisher GDE DISTRIBUTION
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