Foreign Films

The African Queen [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Huston, John, 1906-1987.
Publisher Castaways Pictures, [200-?]
1 videodisc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR AFR
Summary Thrown together at the outset of World War I, the spinster sister of a British missionary and the derelict captain of the launch, The African Queen, determine to pilot the boat down an unchartered river in an effort to destroy a German gunboat which prevents invasion by British forces. Setting: German East Africa in 1914.

Brideshead revisited [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Jarrold, Julian.
Publisher [2009]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI BRI
Summary A Londoner of lower class befriends and begins a romantic relationship with an aristocrat that becomes complicated when the aristocrat introduces his new friend to his sister.

Tell no one [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Attal, Alain.
Publisher MPI Home Video [distributor], [2009]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE TEL
Summary Eight years after the heinous murder of his wife, pediatrician Alex Beck still grieves for his beloved wife, Margot. When two bodies are uncovered near where Margot's body was found, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes a suspect again. The mystery deepens when Alex receives an anonymous e-mail with a link to a video clip that seems to suggest Margot is somehow still alive.

Gomorrah [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Procacci, Domenico, 1960-
Publisher Criterion Collection, c2009.
[Widescreen]
2 videodiscs (137 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA GOM
Summary Don Ciro is a timid middleman, who distributes money to the families of imprisoned clan members. One day he is ambushed by two angry clan members with an obvious grudge against their fellows. He later offers to defect to their side and leads them to the location where he is given the money for distribution. Totò is a 13-year-old grocery delivery boy who observes some drug dealers ditching some drugs and a gun when running from the police. He returns the items to the gang, who take him in. When a gang member is killed in a drive-by, they decide to exact retribution on Maria, whose son has joined a secessionist gang. Roberto is a graduate who works in toxic waste management. His boss, Franco, illegally dumps the waste in disused mines. During an operation, a drum of toxic chemicals is accidentally spilt on a driver and Franco refuses to call an ambulance. Pasquale is a haute couture tailor who takes a night-job training Chinese garment workers. His secret work is discovered nonetheless, and on a ride home two gunmen on a scooter open fire on the car. Marco and Ciro are two cocky wannabe gangsters who spy Camorra gangsters hiding a stash of weapons and decide to steal the weapons. The angry gangsters find them and threaten to kill them if they don't return the weapons within a day. Later, they are ambushed and killed.

The human condition [DVD videorecording] = Ningen no jōken

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Gomikawa, Junpei, 1916-1995. Ningen no jōken.
Publisher Criterion Collection, 2009.
Widescreen version.
4 videodiscs (574 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP HUM
Summary Tells of the journey of the well-intentioned yet naive Kaji from labor camp supervisor to Imperial Army soldier to Soviet POW. Constantly trying to rise above a corrupt system, Kaji time and again finds his morals an impediment rather than an advantage.

Katyn [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Wajda, Andrzej, 1926-2016
Publisher Koch Lorber Films : distributed by E1 Entertainment, 2009.
[Widescreen]
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POL KAT
Summary Dramatization of the massacre of 20,000 people (interned Polish officers as well as civilians accused of treason by the occupying Soviet forces) by the Soviet secret police at Katyń in the spring of 1940, and the cover-up that followed. Follows the fictional stories of four families, separated from one another in the confusion of September 1939, when the Soviets and Germans invaded Poland, through the Soviet occupation in 1945 when the truth of the massacre gets suppressed.

Sin nombre [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Kaufman, Amy J.
Publisher Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2009.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN SPA SIN
Summary Sayra is a beautiful young Honduran woman who joins her father and uncle on an odyssey to cross the gauntlet of the Latin American countryside en route to the United States. Along the way she crosses paths with El Casper, a teenage Mexican gang member, who is maneuvering to outrun his violent past and elude his unforgiving former associates.

The thief [DVD videorecording] = Vor

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Chukhraĭ, Pavel, 1946-
Publisher Olive Films, 2009.
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd. col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video cassette
Call Number FOREIGN FOR THI
Summary In 1946 a soldier fathers a child and dies before his birth. SIx years later, the mother and the child meet a handsome soldier in a train. An incredible story of many deceptions, heartbreaks and betrayals ensues.

My memories of old Beijing [DVD videorecording] = Cheng nan jiu shi

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Wu, Yigong, 1938-
Publisher Shenzhen Shi ji guang jie mu chu ban fa xing gong si, [200-]
Zhen cang ban.
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI MY
Summary Set in the 1920s, this story is the memory of Lin Yingzi -- originally from Taiwan -- of her childhood experiences in Beijing.

Palimpsest [DVD videorecording] : a hypnotic mystery

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Niewolski, Konrad.
Publisher Cinema Epoch ; Distributed by Koch Entertainment, [2009]
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POL PAL
Summary Told on two planes, the crime story presents a police inspector on the verge of psychological disintegration and the intricate case he is trying to solve. Drawn into the deepest recesses of his mind, the line is blurred between reality and illusion.

The seventh seal [DVD videorecording] = Sjunde inseglet

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Ekelund, Allan.
Publisher Janus Films : The Criterion Collection, c2009.
[Special ed., Full screen]
2 videodiscs (97 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (22 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR SEV
Summary In medieval Sweden a knight returns from war only to find a ravaged homeland. He meets up with a group of traveling players and eventually confronts the embodiment of death with whom he engages in a game of chess for his life. The knight and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval the plague has caused.

Cherry blossoms - Hanami [DVD videorecording] = Kirschblüten - Hanami

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Wepper, Elmar, 1944-
Publisher Strand Releasing Home Entertainment, [2009]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER CHE
Summary Only Trudi knows that her husband Rudi is suffering from a terminal illness. She decides not to tell him and convinces him to visit their family in Berlin. When Trudi dies suddenly, Rudi vows to make up for her lost life and takes his last journey to Tokyo in the midst of the cherry blossom festival.

Last year at Marienbad [DVD videorecording] = L'Année dernière a Marienbad

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Courau, Pierre.
Publisher Criterion Collection, [2009]
[Widescreen]
2 videodiscs (94 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([ca. 44p.]).
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE LAS
Summary X attempts to convince A that they met last year in this same hotel (or maybe it was in a different one). They loved each other, emotionally and physically. She agrees to elope with him and get away from M, her husband (or lover). At the last moment, she refuses (for whatever reason) and asked for a one year postponement. Now, the year has passed and X has come to their agreed rendezvous to take her away. A claims she does not recognize X and does not remember any agreement between them. At first, X is surprised, and he recounts conversations the two of them had, supporting details, relating scenes convincingly. A persists in not remembering, even though X produces a photograph of her as a proof of his claim.

The romance of Astrea and Celadon [DVD videorecording] = Les amours d'Astree et de Celadon

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Gillet, Andy.
Publisher Koch Lorber Films, c2009.
[Fullscreen]
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE ROM
Summary In an enchanted, mythical forest, two star-crossed lovers are kept apart by their feuding families. Surrounded by rivals, nymphs, and druids, the two must overcome jealousy, temptation, and other worldly obstacles to keep their passion alive.

Rab ne bana di Jodi [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Chopra, Yash.
Publisher Yash Raj Films, p2009.
[Widescreen]
2 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND RAB
Summary "You might have a love story to tell? Maybe not! How can an ordinary man have a breathtaking, goose flesh igniting, awe inspiring love story of all things to tell? But guess what - love does not differentiate between the ordinary and the exceptional, the uninteresting and interesting, the unattractive and attractive. Because love knows no distinction. It can happen to anyone and once it does it engulfs us into it completely and gives us those miraculous experiences that only love can yield. This is what happened to Surinder Sahni - a simple, clean hearted, honest man working for Punjab Power, leading a humdrum life, when he meets his total opposite and finds love in the flamboyant, fun-loving, vivacious--Taani for whom the whole world is her canvas and she paints her own life with the colours of rainbow all until unforeseen circumstances changes it all and brings them together"--Container.

Delhi-6 [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Mehra, Rakeysh Omprakash, 1963-
Publisher UTV Home Entertainment, [2009?]
[Widescreen]
1 videodisc (ca. 135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND DEL
Summary Roshan Mehra is living in the United States along with his Muslim mom and Hindu dad. When his ailing grandmother, Annapurna, wants to move back to Delhi to spend her last days, Roshan accompanies her. Upon arrival, they are greeted by Ali Beg who secretly loves Roshan's mom. He also gets to meet the Sharma family. He sees that lower caste Indians are still being shunned despite modern technology and the launching of satellites. When reports of a Kala Bandhar terrorizing the community increases, Hindus start to suspect that it may be a Muslim terrorist, while the Muslims fear that it may be a Hindu political ploy to demolish a mosque. Roshan comes to see that people have another face that feeds the devil within.

The class [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Cantet, Laurent.
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2009.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE CLA
Summary François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom, a microcosm of contemporary France. As amusing and inspiring as the teenaged students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeopardize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-paying job. François insists on an atmosphere of respect and diligence. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods.

Like stars on Earth [DVD videorecording] = Tarre zameen par

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Gupte, Amole.
Publisher distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]
Widescreen version.
2 videodiscs (ca. 165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD (4 3/4 in.)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND LIK
Summary Eight-year-old Ishaan can't seem to get anything right in class and gets into more trouble than his parents can handle. They pack him off to boarding school to 'be disciplined, ' and his art teacher, Nikumbh, realizes that something is wrong and sets out to discover what it is. With time, patience, and care, Nikumbh helps Ishann find himself.

L'innocente [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Visconti, Luchino, 1906-1976.
Publisher Koch Lorber Films, c2009.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA LIN
Summary After becoming bored with his timid wife, a wealthy aristocrat begins an exciting affair. Upon learning that his wife is having a torrid affair of her own, he is tormented by her infidelity and descends into madness, commiting a cruel and horrifying act.

Waltz with Bashir [DVD videorecording].

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Folman, Ari.
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2009.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR WAL
Summary After not being able to recall the time he spent on an Israeli Army mission during the Lebanon War, Ari attempts to unravel the mystery by traveling around the world to interview old friends and comrades. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, his memory begins to return in illustrations that are surreal.

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