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Madman Entertainment (Firm)

Works: 1,748 works in 2,284 publications in 3 languages and 12,486 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Historical films  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Biography  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Madman Entertainment (Firm)
The hunter by Daniel Nettheim( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin, a skilled and ruthless mercenary, posing as a scientist sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger believed to be extinct. Hired by an anonymous company that wants the tiger's genetic material, Martin proceeds to set up base camp at a broken-down farmhouse, where he stays with a family, becoming increasingly close to them. However, as his attachment grows, Martin is led down a path of unforeseen dangers, complicating his deadly mission
Mountain( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mountain was filmed on location in Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, France, Greenland, Iceland, India, Italy, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland, Tibet, and the U.S., using new and archival footage. Director Jennifer Peedom has fashioned an astonishing symphony of mountaineers, ice climbers, free soloists, heliskiers, snowboarders, and parachuting mountain bikers, armed with drones, Go-Pros, and helicopters. Willem Dafoe provides a narration sampled from British mountaineer Robert Macfarlane's acclaimed memoir Mountains of the Mind, accompanied by a classical score performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra
Not quite Hollywood : the wild, untold story of Ozploitation! by Mark Hartley( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience the wild and wonderful untold story of 'Ozploitation' films as you take a journey through the Australian genre cinema of the late '70s and '80s - the years when Australia got into gear and blew the world away with what they had to offer
Mary Meets Mohammad( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film opens with the Australian government's surprise announcement to build Tasmania's first detention centre for 400 male asylum seekers at Pontville on the outskirts of Hobart. The local community erupts with hostility as the Department of Immigration host a public meeting. When a suggestion is made at the local knitting club, to make beanies for the asylum seekers, not everyone is in support. Knitter and elderly Christian woman Mary is strongly opposed to the Muslim asylum seekers. However she becomes curious to see the 'luxurious life' the detainees are rumoured to have, so visits the centre a couple of months later, as the beanies are delivered. Mary and four other knitters become regular visitors to the asylum seekers. The knitters' friendships deepen with the men from Afghanistan as they help knitting and craft activities flourish within the detention centre. Asylum seeker Mohammad provides revealing insights of life inside the detention centre and the knitters are surprised by the first hunger strike at the centre. When the detention centre closes after six months some of the refugees decide to settle in Hobart. The knitters stay in contact with them and we see a close relationship develop between Mohammad and Mary. Despite their friendship Mary remains uncomfortable with Mohammad's Islamic beliefs
Walkabout by Nicolas Roeg( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program chronicles the physical, spiritual, and emotional journey of a sister and brother abandoned in the harsh Australian outback. Joining an Aboriginal on his walkabout - a tribal initiation into manhood - these modern children pass from innocence into experience as they are thrust from the comforts of civilisation into the savagery of the natural world
Kenny : [he's number one with your number two] by Clayton Jacobson( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow Kenny, the affable port-a-loo plumber as he tackles every septic challenge that comes his way, juggling family tensions, fatherhood and sewage with charm, humour and unflinching dignity
The home song stories( Visual )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nightclub singer falls in love with a Chinese illegal immigrant in Australia but is faced with worse consequences when her 16-year-old daughter falls in love with the same man
The tracker by Rolf De Heer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nominally in charge of the expedition is the Fanatic (Gary Sweet), calculating and complex. The Follower (Damon Gameau) is new to the frontier, a greenhorn. The Veteran (Grant Page) is along for the ride, placing thoughts before action. But all three whites are dependent on the mysterious figure of the black Tracker (David Gulpilil). When an interrogation of some bush blacks turns into a massacre, paranoia sets in, and the question becomes not will the fugitive be caught, but what is black and what is white and who is leading whom?"--Distributor's website
The September issue by R. J Cutler( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anna Wintour, the legendary editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine for twenty years, is the most powerful and polarising figure in fashion. Hidden behind her trademark bob and sunglasses, she has never allowed anyone to scrutinise the inner workings of her magazine. Unitl now"--Container
White lies : Tuakiri Huna by Witi Ihimaera( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"White Lies is a story about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. Paraiti (Whirimako Black) is a medicine woman. She is the healer and midwife of her rural, tribal people - she believes in life. But new laws are in force prohibiting unlicensed healers. On a rare trip to the city, she is approached by Maraea (Rachel House), the servant of a wealthy woman, Rebecca (Antonia Prebble), who seeks her knowledge and assistance in order to hide a secret which could destroy Rebecca's position in European settler society. If the secret is uncovered a life may be lost, but hiding it may also have fatal consequences. So Paraiti, Maraea and Rebecca become players in a head on clash of beliefs, deception and ultimate salvation"--Container
National bird( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Bird is the story of courageous whistle-blowers who break the silence around the secret U.S. drone war a decision that will change their lives forever. At the centre of the film are three U.S. military veterans; plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, they decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences. Their stories take dramatic turns, leading one of the protagonists to Afghanistan where she learns about a horrendous incident. But her journey also gives hope for peace and redemption. National Bird gives rare insight into the U.S. drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, connecting their stories as never seen before in a documentary. Its images haunt the audience and bring a faraway issue close to home
Faces places = Visages villages by Agnès Varda( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Agnès Varda and photographer JR set out on a trip through France to meet locals and produce epic sized murals and form an unlikely friendship along the way
Ten Canoes by Rolf De Heer( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Australian languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten canoes tells the story of the people of the Arafura swamp, in their language, and is set a long time before the coming of the Balanda, as white people were known. Dayindi covets one of the wives of his older brother. To teach him the proper way, he is told a story from the mythical past, a story of wrong love, kidnapping, sorcery, bungling mayhem and revenge gone wrong
Wake in fright by Ted Kotcheff( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young schoolteacher from Sydney, teaching in an outback school, sets off to spend his Christmas holiday in the city, but doesn't make it beyond the nearby mining town known as 'the Yabba'. He is engulfed by the slightly sinister mateship of the locals with its undertow of repressed sexuality and squalid violence. The excess of this alcoholic nightmare is held in check by rough humour
Gayby baby : same-sex families told by the kids( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when the world is questioning same-sex attracted families, Gayby Baby takes us into the homes and personal dramas of four kids approaching puberty under the guidance of gay and lesbian parents. In his all-female household, Gus strives to work out what it means to be a man; Ebony struggles to find her voice as a singer and a place where her gay family will be accepted; Matt questions how the God his lesbian mums worship can also damn them to hell; and Graham's desire to read and win the approval of his dads is complicated by a move to Fiji, where homosexuality is frowned upon
Harvie Krumpet by Adam Elliot( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvie Krumpet is an ordinary man seemingly cursed with bad luck - he is born with Tourette's Syndrome, struck by lightning, has his testicle removed and develops Alzheimers disease. Yet Harvey comes to enjoy many things in life
Amazing grace by Michael Apted( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of British legislator William Wilberforce, who led a decades-long movement to end the British slave trade
The trip( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon
The wolfpack by Crystal Moselle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The six Angulo brothers have grown up in their Manhattan apartment, home schooled by their parents, rarely if ever leaving their apartment. Their only connection to the outside world is television and the movies they watch and act out, complete with homemade costumes, in the apartment. When one of the brothers sneaks out for a few days on his own, the whole family dynamic is changed when he returns home
Stephen Fry in America( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British "comic genius, Stephen Fry, travels through each of America's states in his black London taxi to discover, in his own charismatic style, what makes the country unique and to get under the skin of American life."--Container
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