MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,851 this week

The Mad Masters (1955)
"Les maîtres fous" (original title)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 795 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 3 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 1000 titles
created 09 Feb 2014
 
a list of 33 titles
created 04 Jun 2014
 
a list of 660 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 966 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Mad Masters" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Mad Masters (1955)

The Mad Masters (1955) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Mad Masters.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A independent director is faced with artistic difficulty when he asks his actresses to show nudity.

Director: George Kuchar
Stars: Donna Kerness, George Kuchar, Stella Kuchar
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love to a man at the inn, where they spend the day.

Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Sylvia Bataille, Jane Marken, Georges D'Arnoux
The Goddess (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Street walker by night, devoted mother by day, a woman fights to get her young son an education amid criminal and social injustice in China.

Director: Yonggang Wu
Stars: Lingyu Ruan, Tian Jian, Zhizhi Zhang
Short | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.

Director: Jean Genet
Stars: André Reybaz, Java, Coco Le Martiniquais
Report (1967)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A compilation of selected bits of archival footage put to a narration of news reports describing the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Director: Bruce Conner
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Abel Jacquin, Alexandre O'Neill
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The arrival of Nadine, a new student, in the Abidjan Lyceum is the starting point for a discussion about interratial relationships.

Director: Jean Rouch
Stars: Denise, Elola, Jean-Claude
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Jean Rouch
Stars: Damouré Zika, Lam Dia, Illo Goudal
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Jean Rouch
Stars: Tahirou Koro, Issiaka Moussa, Belébia Moussa
High School (1968)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside Northeast High School as a fly on the wall to observe the teachers and how they interact with the students.

Director: Frederick Wiseman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Directors: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
Stars: Danièle Huillet, Bahgat Elnadi, Gérard Samaan
Blonde Cobra (1963)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A man fondles objects, looks at himself in the mirror, poses in different clothes, smiles and makes faces at the camera while his voice on the soundtrack speaks of his despair, makes ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Jacobs
Stars: Ken Jacobs, Jack Smith
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jean Rouch ...
Narrator
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 December 1995 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Hullut mestarit  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Tanz und Ekstase: Alain Platels VSPRS (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Powerful, shocking, questionable documentary.
26 January 2000 | by (UCSB, California) – See all my reviews

Simple premise of this film is to follow the effects of colonialism on indigenous Africans via specific rituals developed as a reaction to the colonial system. The film turns into a crazy elaboration on both the madness of such a political system and man himself. At once we are amazed and confused by the violent and involved trance that the Africans take part in; however, we are, at the same time, forced to recognize the power that the camera may have over those in front of it. That is, the very "reality" of a documentary is dissolved or, at least, questioned. Disturbing and essential.


16 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Mad Masters (1955) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?