Most widely held works by Madman Entertainment
Ten canoes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Australian languages and held by 80 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.
The tracker ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Set in the Australian outback in 1922, this film tells the story of three white men who use an indigenous tracker to pursue a fugitive. DVD.
Leunig animated ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
In 50 one minute animations, Leunig's array of characters spring to life, exploring the whimsy, irony, melancholy, bliss and a sense of play.
Metropolis ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
An expressionistic vision of a struggle between management and labor in a city of the future. This newly restored version was commissioned by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung for the 75th anniversary of the original release of the film.
Akira ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
"Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda's motorcycle gang encounters a military operation to retrieve an escaped experimental subject. The military captures Tetsuo and conducts experiments on him that unleash his latent psychic ability, but when these new powers rage out of control, Tetsuo lashes out at the world that has oppressed him"--Container.
The Bank ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Welcome to the world of The Bank, ripe with avarice and corruption, where Simon O'Reilly, Centabank CEO, and his ilk can thrive and honest Aussie battlers lose everything. Enter Jim Doyle, a maverick mathematician who has devised a formula to predict the fluctuations of the stock market. When he joins O'Reilly's fold he must first prove his loyalty to the "greed is good" ethos. Which way will he go? What does he have to hide?
East west 101 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Television drama series from Australia. Set around the Major Crime Squad in metropolitan Sydney where detectives Zane Malik, a Muslim Australian, and Ray Crowley, an Anglo-Australian, are pitted against each other in a struggle for respect.
Autopsy life & death : the processes in life that tie us to our ultimate fate in death ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
In this four-part series, anatomist Dr Gunther von Hagens and pathologist Professor John Lee reveal the processes in life that tie us to our ultimate fate in death. The two scientists perform a series of autopsy demonstrations at the Institute of Plastination in Heidelberg, Germany, which present a clear view of the anatomy and pathology. With the aid of human dissection, live models and scientific models they are able to reveal what disease really looks like and how it works -- DVD case.
The cat returns ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat, and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she's ever imagined.
Forbidden lie$ ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
"A dramatized documentary investigating accusations that "Forbidden Love" author Norma Khouri made up her biographical tale of a Muslim friend who was killed for dating a Christian" -- IMDb.
The flight of the red balloon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
"From master Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien comes this beautiful homage to Albert Lamorisse's Oscar winning children's short film, The Red Balloon and to Paris itself. Seven year old Simon is affectionately followed by a mysterious red balloon. His mother Suzanne, a puppeteer and children's entertainer is completely absorbed in her new show. As Suzanne strives to balbance work and motherhood, the red ballooon appears to Simon and his Taiwanese nanny as they journey around modern day Paris, offering the boy the love and support his mother can't"--Container.
Nine queens ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
A naive young con artist teams up with an enigmatic, experienced master criminal for what could be the crime to end all crimes. But in a relationship propelled by brinkmanship and double-cross, corruption rarely has a happy ending.
Jour de Fete by Jacques Tati ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Tati plays a French postman who decides he and his old bicycle can deliver mail with the speed and the efficiency of the American mail system.
Monsoon wedding ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
As the romantic monsoon rains loom, the extended Verma family reunites from around the globe for a last-minute arranged marriage in New Delhi. Monsoon wedding traces five intersecting stories, each navigating different aspects of love as they cross boundaries of class, continent and morality.
Little princess Castle adventures ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Molokai the story of Father Damien ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
"Molokai is the immensely moving and true story of Father Damien, a young devout Belgian priest. Set in the late nineteenth century, Damien sees his ultimate calling as living amongst the exiled lepers of the island of Molokai. By embracing them body and soul he is able to profoundly change the lives and fates of these afflicted people that everyone else has abandoned and forgotten"--Container.
After the deluge ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Cliff's Alzheimer's pulls a very dysfunctional family closer together, in an awkward and very unresolved way. The story focusses on each son and explains how the distant relationship with their father has shaped not only the men they became, but also their relationships with each other and with women.
The leopard Il Gattopardo / written by Luchino Visconi ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Luchino Visconti's The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) is an epic on the grandest possible scale. The film recreates, with nostalgia, drama, and opulence, the tumultuous years of Italy's Risorgimento-when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a unified, democratic Italy. Burt Lancaster stars as the aging prince watching his culture and fortune wane in the face of a new generation, represented by his upstart nephew (Alain Delon) and his beautiful fiancee (Claudia Cardinale)
Love Hina. 1 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The gang winds up on an island. Sounds like fun vacation, right? Well, it would be except that the island happens to be haunted. Naru has become possessed by the spirit that haunts the island. And the spirit is out for vengence. And guess who's the target? Keitaro!
Food safari. 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"Maeve O'Meara continues her food safari with 13 new mouth watering episodes. Featuring the best in food the world has to offer, 'Food safari' is an enticing blend of exotic food with down to earth practicality. Each episode is a detailed journey into one cuisine with tips on how to source, prepare and cook with authentic results."--Container.
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