Foreign Films

The disappeared [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 12:59
by Sanders, Peter, 1969-
Publisher Eight Twelve Productions, c2007.
[Full screen].
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN SPA DIS
Summary "The Disappeared" relives the horrors of Argentina's Dirty War (1976-83) through the experience of Horacio Pietragalla (aka Cesar Castillo), a young man raised by the maid of the officer who kidnapped him after the murder of his parents by the military. The film follows Horacio as he reconstructs the cause for which his real parents gave their lives, and, through this search, reclaims his true identity. The video personalizes the tragedy that ravaged the country for seven years and exposes polarized views on state-driven terrorism in groundbreaking interviews with top officials and military figures.

Agatha Christie's Poirot. The movie collection, set 3 [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 12:59
by Suchet, David.
Publisher Distributed by Acorn Media, ©2004.
3 videodiscs (309 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Visual Materials
Call Number FOREIGN BRI POI 3
Summary "Sleuth superb! Three spellbinding feature-length episodes from the hit TV series seen on PBS and A&E. David Suchet stars as Agatha Christie's incomparable sleuth, who roots out evil with old-fashioned brain power and a little help from his friends. Set in the Art Deco elegance of 1930s England, each mysterious adventure is a treat for the eyes and the intellect." -- Back of container.

Wings of desire [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 12:59
by Wenders, Wim.
Publisher Distributed by MGM Home Entertainment, c2003.
Special ed., wide screen.
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER WIN
Summary Based on poems by Rainer Maria Rilke. A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love. Set in modern day Berlin, the film follows angel Damiel's path from heavenly flight to earthly delight in a manner that's comical, touching and entertaining.

Traveling companion [DVD videorecording] = Compagna di viaggio

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 12:59
by Porcelli, Enzo.
Publisher Accent Cinema : Distributed by Facets Video, c2003.
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA TRA
Summary An attractive unstable girl is hired by a rich woman to follow the woman's forgetful father. The old man takes Cora on an odyssey of self-discovery through Italy.

Bãhubali [DVD video recording]: the conclusion.

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:24
by Rājamauḷi, Es. Es., 1973-
Publisher Reliance Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (167 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND BAH 2
Summary Having uncovered the truth of his legacy, Mahendra Baahubali, avenges the murder of his father, vowing revenge against the tyrannical ruler of the Mahishmati Kingdom, his uncle, Bhallaaladeva.

Fantastic planet [DVD videorecording]

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:24
by Laloux, René, 1929-2004,
Publisher The Criterion Collection, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (72 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (16 panels : color illustrations ; folded to 19 cm)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE FAN
Summary This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where blue giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine like leaders.

The nightingale [DVD videorecording]

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:24
by Li, Baotian, 1946-
Publisher Kino Lorber, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (100 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI NIG
Summary Two individuals explore the edge of traditional China. They also learn new values and the importance of family and tradition.

Run boy run. [DVD videorecording]

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:24
by Danquart, Pepe,
Publisher Menemsha Films, [2016]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POL RUN
Summary A superlative saga of courage and compassion, it tells the extraordinary true story of a Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith.

Pan's labyrinth [DVD video recording]

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:24
by Toro, Guillermo del, 1964-
Publisher The Criterion Collection, [2016]
Criterion collection.
2 videodiscs (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN SPA PAN
Summary A dark fable set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War. Eleven-year-old Ofelia comes face to face with the horrors of fascism when she and her pregnant mother are uprooted to the countryside, where her new stepfather, a sadistic captain in General Franco's army, hunts down Republican guerrillas who refuse to give up the fight. The violent reality in which she lives merges seamlessly with a fantastical interior world when Ofelia meets a faun in a decaying labyrinth.

Piku [DVD videorecording] = Pīkū

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:24
by Sircar, Shoojit,
Publisher Reliance Home Video & Games, a division of Reliance Big Entertainment, [2015]
Widescreen.
2 videodiscs (approximately 125 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOR IND PIK
Summary A quirky comedy about the relationship between an aging father and his young daughter, living in a cosmopolitan city, dealing with each other's conflicting ideologies while being fully aware that they are each other's only emotional support.

Colosio, el asesinato [DVD videorecording]

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:24
by Bolado, Carlos.
Publisher Gussi, c2012.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN SPA COL
Summary In March 1994, Luis Donaldo Colosio, PRI candidate for the presidency of Mexico, was shot after a political rally in the state of Tijuana.

A Christmas tale [DVD videorecording]

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:24
by Caucheteux, Pascal.
Publisher Criterion Collection, [2009]
[Widescreen]
2 videodiscs (152 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE CHR
Summary Junon is the matriarch of the troubled Vuillard family, who come together at Christmas after she learns she needs a bone marrow transplant from a blood relative. The Vuillard's shared history of physical and mental illness, estrangement, self harm, and loss doesn't lead itself to the idea of a cheerful holiday season. Hopefully the Christmastime reunion, a scheme concocted by three of the youngest family members, will finally bring peace to their family.

Baghban

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:24
by Bachchan, Amitabh, 1942-
Publisher Eros, [2006], ©2003.
Widescreen format.
1 videodisc (171 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND BAG
Summary At retirement, a father and mother go to live, separately, with their unwilling sons and their wives, only to find their children abusive and themselves having to depend upon the kindness of a stranger.

Spare parts [DVD videorecording]

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:24
by Kozole, Damjan.
Publisher Film Movement ; Distributed by RB Media, [2005]
Widescreen ver.
1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR SPA
Summary Hard-drinking, chain-smoking Ludvik spends his nights smuggling illegal refugees in his van from Croatia, across Slovenia, and into Italy. The young and inexperienced Rudi is his new assistant. Together they cope with life in a rundown town, home to the only nuclear power plant in former Yugoslavia.

El privilegio de amar [DVD videorecording]

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:24
by Córcega, Miguel.
Publisher Televisa Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Xenon Pictures, [2005]
2 videodiscs (520 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN SPA PRI
Summary Luciana is kicked out of the house after becoming pregnant. When her baby is born, she leaves it on the doorstep of a convent. Twenty years later, she is a success in fashion and married to a TV star. Soon her daughter will come back into her life.

Doctor Who. The green death [DVD video recording]

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:24
by Briant, Michael.
Publisher BBC Video ; Warner Home Video, [2005]
1 videodisc (approximately 153 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI DOC
Summary Story #69. The Doctor joins the Brigadier and Jo Grant in South Wales to investigate the death of a miner whose fatal disease has left his skin bright green.

Doctor Who. Pyramids of Mars

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:24
by Russell, Paddy,
Publisher BBC Video ; Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, [2004]
1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI DOC
Summary In one of the most popular episodes, an archaeological dig revives Sutekh, an ancient Egyptian god of destruction.

Ciao, professore [DVD videorecording]

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:24
by Wertmüller, Lina.
Publisher Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., 2003.
Widescreen format (aspect ratio 1.85:1).
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA CIA
Summary The story of an upper-class teacher from conservative Northern Italy who, due to a computer error, finds himself teaching third-grade truants at a ramshackle school in the south.

Faustina [DVD videorecording]

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:24
by Segda, Dorota.
Publisher Polart Distribution, 2003.
1 videodisc (75 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POL FAU
Summary In 2000, Sister Faustina was canonized as the first saint of the new millennium. This stirring and evocative film depicts her life, from her girlhood through miraculous healings and her evolution within the Catholic Church. Based on Faustina's spiritual diary.

Earth & water [DVD videorecording] = Homa ke nero

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:24
by Karkanevatos, Panos.
Publisher Vanguard Cinema, [2003], c1999.
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR EAR
Summary Nicolas is a musician who is both good looking and spirited. Constantina is beautiful and falls in love with Nicholas the very first time they meet. Under pressure from her family, she must leave him, not telling him she is pregnant with his child. Somewhere on the border of dream and reality the young lovers try to preserve their love for one another in a world determined to tear them apart.

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