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Tales From the Madhouse
Eight 14 Minute episodes.
Set inside the crumbling walls of a dilapidated Victorian sanatorium, eight mysterious characters reveal their secret stories to the visiting camera. The eight are linked by one unifying and crucial event in their lives: each of them has had an encounter with Jesus of Nazareth in some way — an experience that has left an indelible mark.
Each character brushed with Jesus but most missed the moment. They touched the light then lingered in the shadows. They were offered freedom but made friends with their chains. Now they are haunted by the memory of what was and what might have been. Here is an acclaimed series that opens up the Scriptures, the story of Jesus, and Easter week in a fascinating way.
Includes Pilate's Wife starring Claire Bloom, The Rich Man starring Peter France, The Best Friend starring Tony Robinson, The Mourner starring Eileen Atkins, The Servant Girl starring Helen Baxendale, Barabbas starring Joss Ackland, The Centurion starring James Cosmo, and The Thief starring Jonathan Pryce.
SPECIAL FEATURES:Complete set of study questions, accessible in PDF format
Actor/Director biographies and Interview with Director
Tales From the Madhouse Details:
Tales From the Madhouse - DVD – Chele W, 06/20/2013
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Tales From the Madhouse - DVD – Freddie R, 11/04/2012
This movie has nothing to do with any characters mental state. Each character is from the Bible and they tell their stories from the writers prespective. The Pilate's wife, Judas, the maid that called out Peter for being a follower of Jesus. The actors are well practice and I recognized two from big production movies. There's also one of the thieves that was crucified with Christ. I would watch it before I showed it to younger children but for adults it is excellent.
Tales From the Madhouse - DVD – Marie A, 10/03/2012
Don't bother watching this. One clue--at the end of one of the episodes the character cuts off his own hand. Sounds like something you'd like to watch??????? For those who have mental illnesses that include self-harm, this could be destructive to have in your house or to watch.
Tales From the Madhouse - DVD – Pete P, 03/12/2011
excellant concept, but not very entertaining to watch. It's 112 minutes of people just talking to you. They may have done better to offer flashbacks to break up the tales and give insight into what the characters were even alluding to for those who may have been watching it without any biblical knowledge of who these people were. I wouldn't advise renting this, and I agree with the other review, no child would sit through this.
Tales From the Madhouse - DVD – Joyce L, 10/05/2009
This is a weird little movie that sticks in your mind. When we first started watching it I didn't think we'd finish it, but we persevered and I'm glad we did. Gives some other views of what the personalities of those involved in Christ's death may have been. Would make great study material for a Sunday School class. Definitley not for children--not because of violence or language or anything like that--just because it's slower paced and thoughtful and children would be bored. Really outstanding acting.
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