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          Rosa's Wedding
            

          Rosa's Wedding (DVD, M)

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          Writer/director Grmur Hkonarsons eagerly-anticipated follow up to the worldwide hit Rams is a rousing, David-and-Goliath comedy about a farmers wife who steps up to take on the corrupt local co-op in her remote Icelandic valley. Dairy farmers Inga (Arnds Hrnn Egilsdttir) and her ...husband Reynir (Hinrik lafsson), love each other deeply, but are trapped theyre in debt, theyre working 24/7 and havent had a vacation in years. Inga has always been frustrated by the unquestioned commitment Reynir has to the local co-operative, unable to see the logic in them holding a monopoly over the milk they produce (nor in being forced to pay considerably more for groceries and supplies than what those items cost online or in Reykjavik). So after disaster strikes, and the plucky Inga is forced to try and make it on her own, she launches a social media campaign to bring attention to the organisations exploitative practices. Unfortunately, everyone else in the community is dependent on its economic heft, and Ingas quest soon makes her the target of a ruthless adversary. Reminiscent of underdog fables such as Woman At War and Three Billboards, and driven by Egilsdttir's commanding and moving performance (as well as a fine turn from Rams star Sigurur Sigurjnsson as the co-op's self-assured director), Hkonarsons humanistic and charming film deftly melds wry humour and Icelandic gruffness to deliver an crowd-pleasing tale of a woman whos simply had enough, and decides to try to live life on her own terms.
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          DVD Code PAL222
          Barcode 9322225243026
          Released NZ 9 Jun 2022
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Wildland
            

          Wildland (DVD, M)

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          Set in Denmark's underbelly, first time writer/director Jeanette Nordahls striking Scandi noir follows an impressionable teenage girl who's placed in the care of an estranged relative (a remarkable Sidse Babett Knudsen), the head of a family crime syndicate. After losing her moth...er in a car accident, shy and grieving 17-year-old Ida (Sandra Kampp, a major discovery) is taken in by her aunt Bodil (Knudsen) and her three adult sons in the Danish countryside. Ida hardly knows this brassy, suburban matriarch, but its a tender and welcoming environment so she soon settles into the new surroundings. They're a loving - if dysfunctional - family at first glance, and its not until Ida learns of the shady nature of the family business that she begins to see through their gestures of affection and concern. Even so, young Ida finds herself drawn more and more into their world, and this complicity spurs some overwhelming moral and emotional choices.
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          DVD Code PAL225
          Barcode 9322225243590
          Released NZ 21 Apr 2022
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Flee
            

          Flee (DVD, M)

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          FLEE tells the remarkable true story of Amin Nawabi. An Afghan refugee who grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, which now threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband in Demark.

          DVD Code MMA6999
          Barcode 9322225245013
          Released NZ 9 Jun 2022
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Smuggler
             

          Smuggler (DVD, MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT, R18)

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          Down on his luck actor Kinuta is gambling himself into debt when the dingy casino owners make an offer he can't refuse: become a smuggler for the Yakuza. Apprenticing under tough talking driver Joe, he joins in cleaning up after a gangster hitman known only as Vertebrae - a legen...dary assassin who can defeat a room of heavily-armed men with nothing but a pair of nunchucks, and whose loyal partner Viscera is never far behind. When Kinuta comes into contact with some of the most violent men in the Yakuza underworld, he discovers a side of himself that he never knew existed, and learns that his acting skills may not be as dull as he once thought.
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          DVD Code EYE387
          Barcode 9322225098275
          Released NZ 6 Dec 2012
          Publisher Madman Films
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          The Wedding Speech
            

          The Wedding Speech (DVD, M)

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          Adrien is stuck. Stuck at a family dinner where his father is telling the same old story he always tells, his mother is serving up the same leg of lamb she always cooks, and his sister, Sophie, is hanging on every word uttered by her future husband as if he were Einstein or somet...hing. So, Adrien waits. Waits for Sonia to answer his text and end the month-long break she wanted. But he gets no reply. And to top it all, Ludo, his future brother-in-law, asks him if hell make a speech at their wedding. Jeez, he didnt see that coming! Adriens anguish turns to panic. But what if this speech turns out to be the making of him?
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          DVD Code MMA6983
          Barcode 9322225243859
          Released NZ 10 Mar 2022
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          Limbo
            

          Limbo (DVD, M)

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          Omar is a promising young musician. Separated from his Syrian family, he is stuck on a remote Scottish island awaiting the fate of his asylum request. Ben Sharrocks second feature LIMBO is a funny and poignant crosscultural satire, that subtly sews together the hardship and hope ...of the refugee experience.
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          DVD Code MMA6995
          Barcode 9322225244733
          Released NZ 12 May 2022
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Fabian - Going To The Dogs
            

          Fabian - Going To The Dogs (DVD, R16)

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          Based on Erick Kstners iconic novel, writer/director Dominik Graf (Beloved Sisters) re-unites Never Look Away stars Tom Schilling and Saskia Rosendahl for this exhilarating coming-of-age drama set in Berlin in the tumultuous period between the 1929 market crash and the Nazi Party...s rise to power. Raffish twenty-something Jakob Fabian (Schilling) works as an advertising copywriter for a cigarette company during the day and at night, drifts through cabaret bars, brothels and artist studios with his wealthy leftist friend Labude (rising star Albrecht Schuch). When he meets Cornelia (Rosendahl), a self-confident aspiring actress, he manages to shed his pessimistic attitude for a brief moment and falls in love. But then, he too loses his job as part of the great wave of layoffs, whilst Cornelias career blossoms thanks to her boss and admirer, Makart (Aljoscha Stadelmann), a Babelsberg Studio mogul. Its an arrangement that Fabian finds difficult to come to terms with, and it's not just his world that is falling apart... Capturing a world of moral decline and disillusionment, this Bildungsroman is a wildly enthralling dive into Weimar Germany on the edge of self-destruction. Fans of the multi award-winning Babylon Berlin will be similarly entranced.
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          DVD Code PAL230
          Barcode 9322225244382
          Released NZ 7 Apr 2022
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Next Door
            

          Next Door (DVD, M)

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          Daniel (a self-deprecating Bruhl) leads an enviable life. A famous actor, he lives in a stylish penthouse apartment in Berlins hip Prenzlauer Berg district with his wife and children. One morning, as he prepares to jet off to London to screen-test for a top-secret new American su...perhero blockbuster, he pops into the local dive bar to kill some time. There, he meets middle-aged Bruno, initially dismissing him as a(nother) fan. But far from it, Brunos in fact Daniels neighbour, and has been awaiting this moment. Bruno sees himself as one of reunifications losers and a victim of the gentrification of what was once East Berlin and as the pair banter, and he begins nitpicking the increasingly exasperated (and now late for his flight) Daniels career he gradually reveals a far more intimate knowledge of Daniels life than is comfortable...
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          DVD Code PAL232
          Barcode 9322225244757
          Released NZ 12 May 2022
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Never Gonna Snow Again
            

          Never Gonna Snow Again (DVD, M)

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          Zhenia, a Russian-speaking immigrant from the East works as a masseur in Poland and becomes a guru-like figure in a wealthy gated community of his clients. One grey, foggy morning, a mysterious young man, Zhenia (Alec Utgoff, Stranger Things), crosses the border from the Ukraine ...into Poland, carrying only a massage table. When faced with a staid official at Warsaws immigration office, he secures the necessary residence permit by simply taking the mans head in his huge, soft hands and massaging him into a trance. Zhenia soon establishes himself with the well-to-do residents of a suburban gated community of identical white McMansions, where his unique talents quickly become in demand. Among the clientele are Maria (Maja Ostaszewska), who finds a calm in Zhenia that her hostile children and husband dont provide; derisive widow Ewa (Agata Kulesza, Ida) who lusts after the masseur in more ways than shell dare admit; a woman obsessed by her three bulldogs who pleads for them to also be treated, and Wika (Weonika Rosati), who has invested the last hopes for her cancer-stricken husband (Lukasz Simlat, Corpus Christi) in Zhenias seemingly magical fingertips. But as he navigates through the affairs, drinking, drug-taking and games of neighbourly one-upmanship, no one thinks to ask Zhenia about his own concerns, least of all his mysterious origins Anchored by Utgoffs utterly magnetic central performance, Szumowska and Englerts study of class and modern malaise astutely blends magic realism with dark humour and stunning production design to often jaw-dropping effect. Following Pawel Pawlikowskis Cold War and Jan Komasas Corpus Christi as Polands official entry to the Academy Awards, NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN is a striking jewel worthy of equal attention.
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          DVD Code PAL227
          Barcode 9322225243897
          Released NZ 10 Mar 2022
          Publisher Madman Films
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          IM Your Man
            

          IM Your Man (DVD, M)

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          Recently separated forty-something Alma is a research scientist and entirely dedicated to her work. Needing research funds, shes persuaded by her supervisor to participate in an extraordinary study: for three weeks she must live with a human-like robot designed solely to be her i...deal companion. Thus, Alma is introduced to the unflappably upbeat Tom, a handsome A.I. creation whos programmed to adapt to her desires as they get to know each other, making him her perfect life partner. Though thoroughly disinterested in Tom and dismissive of the project overall, Alma discovers that life can take us in unexpected directions...
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          DVD Code PAL228
          Barcode 9322225243903
          Released NZ 12 May 2022
          Publisher Madman Films
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