Foreign Films

Beauty and the beast [DVD videorecording] = Belle et la bête

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Paulvé, André.
Publisher Criterion Collection, 2003.
Newly restored special ed.
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE BEA
Summary Tells the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him. Contains such visual displays as tears that become real diamonds and walls that grow arms to light Beauty's path through the castle of the Beast.

Blue [DVD videorecording] = Trois couleurs, bleu = Three colors, blue

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Kieślowski, Krzysztof, 1941-1996.
Publisher Miramax Home Entertainment : Buena Vista Home Video [distributor, 2003]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE BLU
Summary Three Colors: Blue is the first part of Kieslowski's trilogy on France's national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. Blue is the story of Julie who loses her husband, an acclaimed European composer, and her young daughter in a car accident. The film's theme of liberty is manifested in Julie's attempt to start life anew free of personal commitments, belongings, grief, and love. She intends to spiritually commit suicide by withdrawing from the world and living completely independently, anonymously, and in solitude in the Parisian metropolis. Despite her intentions, people from her former and present life intrude with their own needs. However, the reality created by the people who need and care about her, a surprising discovery and the music around which the film revolves heals Julie and irresistibly draws her back to the land of the living.

Rhapsody in August [DVD videorecording] = Hachigatsu no kyōshikyoku

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
Publisher MGM Home Entertainment, 2003.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP RHA
Summary A visit from her grandchildren and the discovery of a half-American relative cause an elderly woman to relive her memories of the atomic bomb that fell on Nagasaki.

A song for Martin [DVD videorecording] = En säng för Martin

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Kolvig, Lars.
Publisher First Look Home Entertainment, [2003], c2001.
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR SON
Summary In midlife, two soul mates finally meet, and their passion is fueled by their duel love of music. Martin is a famous composer-conductor and Barbara is a gifted violinist. Abandoning their lackluster lives they plunge into a new and exciting world. When their blissful existence is threatened, Barbara is courageously determined to prove that love conquers all.

Agatha Christie's Poirot. The movie collection set 1

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Suchet, David.
Publisher Distributed by Acorn Media, ©2003.
3 videodiscs (309 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Visual Materials
Call Number DVD FOREIGN POI 1
Summary "The incomparable, the brilliant, the impeccable Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's diminutive Belgian sleuth, takes on three baffling cases in these special movie-length episodes of the popular TV series seen on PBS and A&E. Starring David Suchet, these stories offer more of the elegant, smart and richly entertaining viewing the series' millions of fans adore.' -- Back of container.

Yes, Minister [DVD videorecording] : the complete collection

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Allen, Stuart.
Publisher Warner Home Video, c2003.
[Full screen]
4 videodiscs (10 hr., 13 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI YES
Summary The well-meaning Jim Hacker, a newly appointed Cabinet Minister, battles career civil servant Sir Humphrey Appleby.

Hawa [DVD videorecording] = Havā

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Tabu, 1970 November 4-
Publisher Eros International, [2003]
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND HAW
Summary Hawa begins when divorcee Renu (Tabu) moves into her new bungalow in Manali with her two kids, younger brother, and a dog. The house is haunted by an invisible spirit that takes liking to Renu and then rapes her. On another night, the spirit attacks her again and worse, it takes away her youngest daughter. Soon Renu consults a psychiatrist-exorcist, who she thinks can solve the problem. The rest of the story traces her efforts to get her daughter back and solve the mystery.

Dinner game [DVD videorecording] = Le Dîner de cons

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Veber, Francis.
Publisher Lions Gate Home Entertainment, c2003.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (72 min.) : sd., col., stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE DIN
Summary Pierre and his snobbish friends have a standing date for dinner. Every week, they compete to see who can bring the biggest idiot to the party.

House of fools [DVD videorecording] = Dom durakov

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Kleiman, Felix.
Publisher Paramount Classics, [2003], c2002.
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN RUS HOU
Summary Psychiatric patients become entrenched in the Chechen War after the staff split to find them a safer hospital. Soldiers take over the asylum, and then, a young female patient falls in love with a soldier, which leaves her boyfriend in a lurch.

Brasil [DVD videorecording]

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Heltai, Annemarie.
Publisher Fahrt Imagens Digitais Ltda ; Gaia Films 2003.
[Widescreen version].
1 videodisc (47 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR BRA
Summary Video travelogue shows the attractions of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Iguaçu Falls with its hydroelectric plant and national park.

Pornografia [DVD videorecording] = Pornography

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Kolski, Jan Jakub.
Publisher Heritage Films : Distributed by MGE, c2003.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (152 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POL POR
Summary Adaptation of Witold Gombrowicz novel, set in 1943 in occupied Poland. Two older men visiting a country estate become obsessed with the lives of their host's adolescent daughter and the son of the local bailiff. As they try to ignite a love affair between the two young people their personalities become submerged and they eventually become the victims of their own manipulations.

Umberto D. [DVD videorecording]

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Rizzoli, Angelo.
Publisher Criterion Collection, [2003], c1952.
Full screen version.
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA UMB
Summary Umberto D., an elderly pensioner, struggles to make ends meet during Italy's postwar economic boom. Alone, except for his dog, Flike, Umberto strives to maintain his dignity while trying to survive in a city where traditional human kindness seems to have lost out to the forces of modernization.

Casa de mi padre [DVD videorecording]

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 18:01
by Steele, Andrew (Screenwriter)
Publisher Lionsgate, 2012.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN SPA CAS
Summary Armando Alvarez has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch faces financial strains, Armando's younger brother Raul shows up and pledges to settle all his father's debts. It seems that Raul's success as an international businessman means the ranch's troubles are over, but when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul's business dealings turn out to be less than legit, the Alvarez family finds themselves in a full-out war with Mexico's most feared drug lord.

The disappeared [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:53
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]

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:53
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.

Bãhubali [DVD video recording]: the conclusion.

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:21
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]

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:21
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]

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:21
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]

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:21
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]

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:21
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.

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