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    A SILENT VOICE In Australian & New Zealand Cinemas Beginning April 6th

    Source: Madman Entertainment press release Official Site: koenokatachi-movie.com (Japan), asilentvoice.com.au (Australia) Special Thanks to Ben Pollock Madman Entertainment will bring A SILENT VOICE (?? ???, Eiga Koe no Katachi, 2016) to Australian and New Zealand cinemas for a limited run starting April 6, 2017. Based on the highly regarded, award-winning manga by Yoshitoki Oima, the film was made by Kyoto Animation (THE MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA, LUCKY STAR) and Naoko Yamada, the director of K-ON! A SILENT VOICE was a strong contender against Makoto Shinkai’s YOUR NAME. (?????, Kimi no Na wa.) as anime film of 2016, reaching #21 in the Japanese box office charts for that year. STORY Sometimes the answer is as simple as learning to listen. Shoya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shoko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shoya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other again... until an older, wiser Shoya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shoko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late?? For tickets and more, visit asilentvoice.com.au. FILM DETAILS Release Date: April 6, 2017 Strictly Limited Season Runtime: 129 Minutes Rating: M - Mature Themes Language: Japanese w/ English Subtitles

    About Madman

    Madman is Australia’s leading independent theatrical, home entertainment distribution and rights management company, specializing in the wholesale distribution of DVD and BLU RAY product into sales channels throughout Australia and New Zealand. Other rights management activities undertaken by madman include theatrical distribution, as well as licensing for television, video-on-demand, hotel, airline and merchandise. Established back in 1996 by a couple of self-confessed nerds, keen to share their passion for awesome content, Madman is proudly independent, run by fans, for fans and is still managed by founders Tim Anderson and Paul Wiegard. Madman proudly showcases the best in collectible and special interest genres including Australian film, world cinema, TV, kids content, Anime, sports and more. Put simply, Madman is mad for entertainment.
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