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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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          Buoyancy
             

          Buoyancy (DVD, TBC)

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          In rural Cambodia, spirited 14-year-old Chakra (Sam Heng) works the rice fields with his family. He yearns for independence and seeks out a local broker who can get him paid work in a Thai factory. Without telling his family, Chakra travels to Bangkok to make his fortune. Chakra ...secretly journeys across the border and finally arrives in Thailand. But there he and his new friend Kea (Mony Ros, Hex) realise the broker has lied to them. Both Chakra and Kea, along with other Cambodians and Burmese, are sold to a fishing captain as slaves. They are trapped at sea indefinitely, trawling fish 22 hours a day, surviving on just a handful of cold rice. Captain Rom Ran (Thanawut Kasro, The Cave) quickly weeds out those slaves weakened by the conditions or trying to escape, and throws them overboard. The trawler sells its catch and restocks its supplies without going to land, making escape impossible. As fellow slaves are tortured and murdered around them, Kea begins to lose his mind. When his only ally is killed, Chakra looks to Rom Ran to understand what it will take to be free. With hope and humanity dwindling, Chakra decides to take control of the trawler.
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          DVD Code DAVID4101
          Barcode 9344256019906
          Released NZ 1 Jan 2019
          Publisher GDE DISTRIBUTION
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          Slack Bay
            

          Slack Bay (DVD, R13)

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          The bourgeois and extremely eccentric Van Peteghem family have settled in for another summer at their cliff-top villa overlooking the picturesque Slack Bay. Their holiday is soon interrupted by the arrival of two bumbling inspectors investigating a string of tourists gone missing....
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          DVD Code SF1736
          Barcode 9338176021736
          Released NZ 13 Jun 2018
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          A Bag Of Marbles
            

          A Bag Of Marbles (DVD, M)

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          Set during the turmoil and despair of World War II, A Bag of Marbles (also known as Un Sac De Billes) tells the remarkable true tale of two young French Jewish boys, aged 10 and 13, as they attempt the perilous journey to the southern Free Zone, to find relief and freedom from th...e impending Nazi occupation. With the aid of a helpful priest the boys are driven to step out of the shadow of evil and use their wits and charm to remain one step ahead of their persecutors, in order to survive. Based on Joseph Joffo's memoir and directed by award winning filmmaker Jacques Doillon (Raja, The Little Gangster), A Bag of Marbles is a moving story of brotherly love, tenacity and youthful resilience in the heartwarming tradition of Life is Beautiful and The Boy in Striped Pajamas.
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          DVD Code DAVID3676
          Barcode 9344256015656
          Released NZ 19 Jul 2017
          Publisher GDE DISTRIBUTION
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          World Cinema - Critics Choice Collector's Gift Set
            

          World Cinema - Critics Choice Collector's Gift Set (DVD, R16)

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          From across the globe, this Critics Choice Collection contains six carefully selected films that showcase of some of the finest examples of recent world cinema. These stunning, thought-provoking features continue to resonate with audiences long after viewing as they explore human...ity, society, tragedy, and morality whilst demonstrating deft intelligence and humour - making this collection essential viewing for would-be cinephile. Contains: 1. The Spark Of Life: When a desperate advertising executive suffers a terrible accident, he decides to take advantage of the situation; making The Spark Of Life a thought-provoking and somewhat farcical satire on media and public intrusion into real life tragedy. 2. The Man Who Laughs: Based on the book by Victor Hugo, The Man who laughs is a fantastical and moving tragedy of a disfigured orphan who must make a choice between two very different and competing destinies. 3. InchAllah: An intelligent and resonant moral drama; a young Canadian doctor is forced to face difficult truths when she becomes embroiled in the lives of those on both sides of the Israeli-Palestine conflict. 4. The Angels Share: Both a bittersweet comedy and deftly-executed heist movie; The Angels Share follows the trials facing a group of convicted petty criminals who seek redemption. Can they succeed? Only the angels know. 5. Silent Wedding: In Soviet-era Romania, a young couples wedding day is interrupted by the news of Stalins death and a period of enforced mourning and they must come up with an ingenious yet dangerous solution to continue their festivities. 6. Turning Tide: During the gruelling Vendee Globe racing event, a sailor battles rough seas and fierce competition but, when he discovers a young stowaway on-board, he finds the greatest challenge is confronting his own preconceptions.
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          DVD Code BHE7025
          Barcode 9318500070258
          Released NZ 20 Apr 2016
          Publisher GDE DISTRIBUTION
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          The Heavy Water War
            

          The Heavy Water War (DVD, MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT, M)

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          A six part dramatization of one of the most exciting stories from the Second World War - the Nazis' efforts to develop an atom bomb and the Allies' desperate struggle to prevent it from happening. The series starts in Stockholm in 1933 when German scientist Werner Heisenberg is a...warded the Nobel Prize in Physics and is congratulated by his mentor Niels Bohr a previous Nobel Prize winner. One of the dramatic high points is the daring sabotage mission to blow up the heavy water factory in the Norwegian mountains in 1943. Leading English, Norwegian and German actors portray real life characters and we get to understand their dilemmas and challenges in this epic story, the outcome of which will determine the future of democracy.
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          DVD Code HIG036
          Barcode 9322225207202
          Released NZ 27 Aug 2015
          Publisher Madman Films
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          The Shooter
            

          The Shooter (DVD, MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT, M)

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          Reporter Mia Moesgaard (LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED's Trine Dyrholm) is the best political commentator on Danish television, and with the election around the corner, she barely has time to prepare for the imminent arrival of her adopted baby girl. When the popular Greens party, led by t...he dashing Thomas Borby (Nikolaj Lie Kaas, THE KILLING) vows to abolish oil drilling in Greenland, the citizens take notice, voting them in in a landslide victory. But only months after taking office, the Greens pull a complete backflip, and the citizens are furious. Their anger is voiced by Mia, who unwittingly states that the government's policy change may incite community violence. For one political activist, Rasmus (Kim Bodnia, THE BRIDGE), her words ring alarmingly true, and he takes it upon himself to make the government pay for their lies...
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          DVD Code MMA8897
          Barcode 9322225193802
          Released NZ 10 Oct 2013
          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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          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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          Happy As Lazzaro
            

          Happy As Lazzaro (DVD, PG)

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          Its summer at Inviolata, an isolated rural estate, where an extended family of tobacco farmers toil under the rule of a domineering marchesa, and where the handsome and hard-working Lazzaro (captivating newcomer Adriano Tardiolo), a young man imbued with a saint-like innocence, i...s alternately adored and taken advantage of. When the marchesas self-absorbed son, Tancredi (Luca Chikovani) first visits the fields, he senses an opportunity, and embroils Lazzaro in an audacious plan that spirals out of control and throws the estate into a complicated chaos that takes everybody by surprise. Channelling the spirit of Pasolini, Rohrwachers fascinating, deeply affecting parable casts an ethereal, wondrous spell, and confirms her status as one of the most inventive and compelling voices in contemporary Italian cinema with this utterly transporting film experience.
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          DVD Code PAL196
          Barcode 9322225233355
          Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
          Publisher Madman Films
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