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          Woman At War
            

          Woman At War (DVD, PG)

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          Halla is a fifty-year-old independent Icelandic woman, a respected choir leader who lives a mysterious double life. Known to the public only by her alias The Mountain Woman, Halla is a passionate environmental activist, secretly waging a one-woman-war on the local aluminium indus...try and risking everything to conserve the pristine Icelandic highlands she loves. But as her actions grow bolder and her legend grows, an unexpected letter changes everything her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine.Before she can fulfil her dream of becoming a mother, Halla plots an attack to deal the mining companies one final crippling blow.Woman at War, the charming and topical new film from Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men), is a quirky, heroic tale set in our world of imminent threat the tale of an unlikely David taking on the Goliath of industry, one electricity pylon at a time.
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          DVD Code HIG075
          Barcode 9322225233065
          Released NZ 10 Oct 2019
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Cold War
            

          Cold War (DVD, M)

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          In the ruins of post-WWII Poland, pianist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) is commissioned by the Soviet state to form a musical ensemble to help rekindle national pride. Whilst touring the villages in search of talent he meets the beautiful Zula (Joanna Kulig, in a luminous star-making turn)..., a fiery and charismatic singer with a past, and the two fall passionately in love. When a performance in Berlin offers the pair an opportunity for escape to the West, a last-minute decision finds them stranded on either side of the Iron Curtain. As the years march on, Wiktor and Zula whether through political circumstance or personal impetuosity struggle to find their moment in time... Spanning 15 years across Warsaw, Berlin, Paris and Yugoslavia, and inspired by the lives of the directors own parents, COLD WAR meticulously recreates the era with virtuosic black-and-white cinematography, and an extraordinary soundtrack that is used judiciously to signify the passage of time and shifting relationships. Warmly lyrical, impossibly romantic and visually stunning, COLD WAR is one of the films of the year.
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          DVD Code PAL188
          Barcode 9322225231412
          Released NZ 13 Jun 2019
          Publisher Madman Films
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          The Guilty
            

          The Guilty (DVD, M)

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          Alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endan...gered woman. But soon he realises that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.
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          DVD Code RIA241
          Barcode 9338176022344
          Released NZ 22 May 2019
          Publisher GDE DISTRIBUTION
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          La Dolce Vita Academy Award Winner
            

          La Dolce Vita Academy Award Winner (DVD, PG)

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          Marcello (Marcello Mastroianni) is a young playboy and jaded journalist who spends his days between celebrities and rich people, seeking ephemeral joy in parties and sex. When a famous film star comes to Rome, he does everything he can to meet her, and when he does, he is totally... charmed by her. Famous for coining the word 'Paparazzo' after one of its characters, this is one of Fellini's best films and made its title synoymous with the exuberant and decadent lifestyle of an era.
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          DVD Code DAVID1550
          Barcode 3000000071410
          Released NZ 16 Feb 2009
          Publisher GDE DISTRIBUTION
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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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          Parasite
            

          Parasite (DVD, R13)

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          Ki-taek's family of four is close, but all are unemployed and the future looks bleak. However, when the son, Ki-woo is recommended by a fellow university student friend for a well-paid tutoring job, hope spawns for a regular income. Carrying the expectations of the family, Ki-woo... arrives at the house of Mr. Park, the owner of a global IT firm, where he meets Yeon-kyo, the young lady of the house. The job interview is a success and soon Ki-woo begins work. But very soon, following this first meeting between the two families, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait Winner of the Palme dOr (Best Film award) at the Cannes Film Festival and the Sydney Film festival Official Competition the first ever for a Korean film this family tragicomedy is the latest masterpiece from Bong Joon-Ho, the director of The Host and Snowpiercer. PARASITE confirms his position as one of the worlds most inventive and captivating filmmakers.
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          DVD Code MMA6430
          Barcode 9322225234314
          Released NZ 13 Feb 2020
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Claire Darling
            

          Claire Darling (DVD, M)

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          What are we without our memories and most-treasured possessions? Thats the question that were invited to contemplate in CLAIRE DARLING, the thoughtful and affecting new film from Julie Bertuccelli (Since Otar Left), based on the best-selling novel by Lynda Rutledge.On the first d...ay of summer, reclusive millionaire Claire (Catherine Deneuve) lays all of her worldly objects out on the front lawn of her mansion, impulsively determined to sell everything. As a horde of curious bystanders and opportunistic neighbours fight over the ridiculously underpriced antiques, each object stirs vivid memories for Claire of her flamboyant life. But soon, her long-estranged daughter Marie (Chiara Mastroianni) arrives, determined to stop these proceedings by any meansEmotional, subtle and elegantly directed, CLAIRE DARLING is a deeply personal film for Bertuccelli, filmed in the estate of her own grandmother, and Deneuve is remarkable as always as the larger-than-life heiress, playing opposite her real-life daughter. This is a poignant story of emotional attachment, mis-remembered pasts, and the complexity of mother/daughter relationships. The ending may surprise you, and packs an emotional punch.
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          DVD Code PAL202
          Barcode 9322225234352
          Released NZ 13 Feb 2020
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Yuli
            

          Yuli (DVD, M)

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          Yuli is the nickname given to Carlos Acosta by his father, Pedro, who considers him the son of Ogun, an African god and a fighter. As a child Yuli avoids discipline and education, learning from the streets of an impoverished and abandoned Havana. His father, however, has other id...eas, and knowing that his son has a natural talent for dance, sends him to the National Ballet School of Cuba. Despite his repeated escapes and initial poor behaviour, the boy is inevitably drawn to the world of dance, and begins to shape his legendary career from a young age, becoming the first black dancer to be cast in some of the most prestigious ballet roles, originally written for white dancers, in companies such as the Houston Ballet or the Royal Ballet in London.
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          DVD Code LFD0009
          Barcode 9322225235465
          Released NZ 13 Feb 2020
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Il Postino World Classics Collection
             

          Il Postino World Classics Collection (DVD, G)

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          • Pub Date
            13 May 20

          A true cinema delight for romantics and lovers of enriched drama, Il Postino - The Postman is a gentle Italian tale about the power of words, the strength of love and the ability to overcome life's many emotional challenges. Mario (Oscar nominee Massimo Troisi in his final screen... performance) is a newly appointed mailman who is madly in love with the most beautiful woman in town, Beatrice Russo (Maria Grazia Cucinotta). Bumbling, interminably shy and far too nervous to tell her how he feels, Mario becomes inspired when a world-famous Chilean poet visits the small island community. Pablo Neruda (Award winning actor Philippe Noiret, Cinema Paradiso) is a revelation to the otherwise introverted and soft spoken Mario and with his expert help Mario not only finds the right words to woo Beatrice but has a fighting chance to win her over.
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          DVD Code DAVID4141
          Barcode 9344256020308
          Released NZ 13 May 2020
          Publisher GDE DISTRIBUTION
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          The Ideal Palace
             

          The Ideal Palace (DVD, TBC)

          • RRP: $26.99
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          • Pub Date
            13 May 20

          Based on the incredible true story of Joseph Ferdinand Cheval (Jacques Gamblin), comes the remarkable tale of a simple postman who spent 33 years crafting the magnificent Ideal Palace. Everyday Cheval travels along the river Drme from village to village, quiet and alone he enjoys... the solitude of his rounds, daydreaming about a world full of wonder he can only imagine through postcards. After his wife, Philomne (Laetitia Casta) gives birth to their daughter, Alice, Cheval decides to build Alice a palace fit for a princess. With only his bare hands, his love for his daughter and the dedication of his wife- he begins carefully collecting stones and begins building the historically classified monument, THE IDEAL PALACE.
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          DVD Code VF1725
          Barcode 9312590159152
          Released NZ 13 May 2020
          Publisher GDE DISTRIBUTION
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