Foreign Films

13 Tzameti [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Babluani, Gela.
Publisher Palm Pictures, [2007]
Widescreen
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE THI
Summary A young man struggling to support his family takes a package from a neighbor that promises wealth beyond his belief. When he follows the instructions on the package, he finds himself in a game that he might not make it out of alive.

After the wedding [DVD videorecording] = Efter brylluppet

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Jørgensen, Sisse Graum.
Publisher Genius Products, c2007.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR AFT
Summary Jacob runs a struggling orphanage in one of India's poorest regions. Desperate to save an orphanage from closing, he returns to Denmark to meet Jorgen, a wealthy businessman and potential benefactor. What appears to be nothing more than a friendly gesture to attend a wedding sets in motion an increasingly devastating series of surprises, revelations, and confessions that will forever change their lives.

Fires on the plain [DVD videorecording] = Nobi

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Ichikawa, Kon, 1915-2008.
Publisher Janus Films : Criterion Collection [distributor], c2007.
Special ed., widescreen version.
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (17 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP FIR
Summary In this Japanese anti-war film, acts of cannibalism bring home the terrifying brutality of war. Japanese troops are in retreat in the Philippines. Supplies run out and discipline crumbles.

Black book [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Beker, Jeroen.
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (146 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR BLA
Summary A young Jewish girl hides out from the Nazi's during World War II in The Netherlands. After her hiding place is literally blown, she escapes with her rescuer, a young sailer. That same night, as she is hiding with the sailer, she is warned by the Dutch resistance that their hiding place has been located by the Germans. The next day they take off toward the liberated areas. That night the boat sails into a trap set by the Germans. Rachel escapes and joins the resistance. Under the false name Ellis de Vries she meets SS-hauptsturmführer Ludwig Muntze on a train smuggling weapons. She goes to his head quarters to meet him again and gain his trust. He soons falls for her and joins his office as a spy. But when someone within the resistance betrays her, she is now seen as an enemy betraying both sides. All that's left to do is run with the man she learned to love and find a way to prove her innocence by finding the real betrayer.

The taste of tea [DVD videorecording] = Cha no aji

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Takida, Kazuto.
Publisher Viz Pictures, [2007]
1 videodisc (143 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP TAS
Summary The Harunos are a rather unconvential, but happy and loving family. Eight-year-old Sachiko is bothered by her own giant-sized double, who hangs around sitting on buildings staring at her. Her older brother, Hajime, privately wrestles with raging hormones and a love-struck crush on a pretty new classmate. Mom struggles to come out of retirement as an animator and Dad is a professional hypnotist who occasionally plies his trade on his own family. Throw in 2 uncles and an eccentric grandfather and there is a unique blend of a family tackling the universal themes of time, family and life.

Le vieil homme et l'enfant [DVD videorecording] = The two of us

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Hunebelle, André.
Publisher Criterion Collection, 2007.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE TWO
Summary A Jewish boy living in Nazi-occupied Paris is sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France's liberation. Forced to hide his identity, eight-year-old Claude bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa, who improbably becomes his friend and confidant.

The valet [DVD videorecording] = La doublure

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Veber, Francis.
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE VAL
Summary Pierre Levasseur is an important CEO who is photographed with his lover, Elena, a world-famous model. In an attempt to salvage his marriage, he tries to convince his wife that Elena is not his lover, but that of François Pignon, the porter who was passing by and ended up on the photograph. To make his story believable, Levasseur convinces Pignon and Elena to move in together and to pretend to be a couple. Things get more complicated when this creates tensions between Pignon and his former flatmate Richard and his love interest Émilie. Ultimately, Levasseur's wife discovers the truth and decides to play games with her husband.

The Burmese harp[DVD videorecording] = Biruma no tategoto

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Ichikawa, Kon, 1915-2008.
Publisher Criterion Collection : Janis Films, 2007.
Full screen ed.
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP BUR
Summary An Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close of World War II and finds harmony through song. A private, thought to be dead, disguises himself as a Buddhist monk and stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment.

Dark portals [DVD videorecording] : the chronicles of Vidocq

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Farrugia, Dominique, 1962-
Publisher Lionsgate, [2007]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE DAR
Summary In 1830 an infamous detective disappears in the middle of a busy city, the abduction unexplainable. With the police still empty handed, the detective's assistant takes things into his own hands, going into the underworld of Paris to find the detective.

Black Friday [DVD videorecording] : the shocking truth behind the '93 Bombay bomb blasts

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Kashyap, Anurag.
Publisher Adlabs, [2007]
Widescreen version.
2 videodiscs (167 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND BLA
Summary Explores the events following the March 2, 1993, bombings that ripped through Mumbai, India, offering a cinematic study on just how such a tragedy can change a city. A policeman, determined to apprehend the culprits responsible for a continuing series of bombings, discovers a powerful businessman has been shifting funds in the Mumbai underworld in order to finance the bombings.

Kabul express [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Chopra, Yash.
Publisher Yash Raj Films (USA), [2007]
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND KAB
Summary A thrilling kidnap story wherein five individuals--a Taliban soldier, two Indian TV journalists, an ancient Afghan, and a female American photojournalist--form reluctant bonds in the 48 hours they are forced to share each other's company.

Salaam-e-ishq [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Advani, Nikhil.
Publisher Eros International ; Eros Entertainment, c2007.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (201 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND SAL
Summary "The story of 6 groups of people, from different parts of the world, from different walks of life, ignorant about each other's existence, but who end up being brought together by destiny, fate and love."--Container.

Days of glory [DVD videorecording] = Indigènes

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Bréhat, Jean.
Publisher Weinstein Company Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Genius Products, c2007.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE DAY
Summary The tale of a 1943 WWII French Algerian Unit facing discrimination by its European counterparts due to prejudice and ignorance. The French armed forces are preparing to land troops in Europe to win back their homeland from the Axis Powers, but they cannot accomplish their task without recruiting men from their African colonies. The Africans themselves start their long journey full of hope and anticipation, but as they get closer to their goal they realize that their enemy is not necessarily the Germans.

Riding alone for thousands of miles [DVD videorecording] = Qian li zou dan qi

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Zhang, Yimou.
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI RID
Summary Takada is an aging Japanese fisherman who has been estranged from his son for many years. When the son is diagnosed with terminal cancer his daughter-in-law, Rie, summons him to the hospital. When his son refuses to see him, Rie gives him a videotape about the work his son was doing on a documentary film in a remote region of China's Yunnan province. Still troubled by the relationship, Takada decides to go to China and complete his son's work in part to develop an understanding of his son, and in part to do something for him. Once in China a series of obstacles and relationships bring him unexpectedly closer to both an understanding of himself and of his son.

Curse of the golden flower [DVD videorecording] = Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Kong, Bill.
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI CUR
Summary China, Later Tang Dynasty, 10th Century. On the eve of the Chong Yang Festival, golden flowers fill the Imperial Palace. The Emperor returns unexpectedly with his second son, Prince Jai. His pretext is to celebrate the holiday with his family, but given the chilled relations between the Emperor and the ailing Empress, this seems disingenuous. For many years, the Empress and Crown Prince Wan, her stepson, have had an illicit liaison. Feeling trapped, Prince Wan dreams of escaping the palace with his secret love Chan, the Imperial Doctor's daughter. Meanwhile, faithful son Prince Jai, grows worried over the Empress's health and her obsession with golden chrysanthemums. The Emperor harbors equally clandestine plans and the Imperial Doctor is the only one privy to his machinations. When the Emperor senses a looming threat, he relocates the doctor's family from the Palace to a remote area. They are attacked by mysterious assassins and Chan and her mother are forced back to the palace. Their return sets off a tumultuous sequence of dark surprises. Amid the glamour and grandeur of the festival, ugly secrets are revealed. As the Imperial Family continues its elaborate charade in a palatial setting, thousands of golden armored warriors charge the palace.

The host [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Choi, Yong-bae.
Publisher Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2007]
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR HOS
Summary In Seoul, an American army doctor forces his assistant to dump bottle after bottle of formaldehyde into the drain. The drain runs into the Han River, the major river running through the middle of Seoul. His only reason is that the bottles are covered with a layer of dust. Six years later, a food cart operator, Gang-du falls asleep every time his dad, Hie-bong, is away from the stand for more than a few minutes. Soon, his daughter, Hyun-Seo returns from school. Then a monster appears in the river and starts to attack the people lounging at its banks. Gang-du and Hyun-Seo are chased by the beast. Hie-bong tries valiantly to save his daughter, but the beast soon captures her and drags her away. They receive a call from the daughter's cell phone and try to rescue her from the large monster.

Grbavica [DVD videorecording] : the land of my dreams

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Albert, Barbara, 1970-
Publisher Strand Releasing Home Video, [2007]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR GRB
Summary A touching film about a single mother who lives with her 12-year-old daughter in the Grbavica district of Sarajevo, a neighborhood once used as an internment camp during the Yugoslav wars. A beautiful and tender story that you won't soon forget.

The tiger and the snow [DVD videorecording] = La tigre e la neve

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Braschi, Nicoletta, 1960-
Publisher Hart Sharp Video, c2007.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA TIG
Summary Soon after the start of hostilities in Iraq, Rome-based, love-struck poet and lecturer Attilio heads to Baghdad when he learns from his friend, an Iraqi poet, that the woman he loves has been critically injured in a bomb explosion. Attilio does everything in his power to save her, risking his own life amidst the chaos of war.

Brigitte Bardot : 5 film collection [DVD videorecording].

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Bardot, Brigitte.
Publisher Lions Gate Entertainment, 2007.
Widescreen ed.
3 videodiscs (455 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE BRI (SET)
Summary Includes: Naughty Girl (1956); Love On A Pillow (1962); The Vixen (1969); Come Dance With Me (1959); and Two Weeks In September (1967).

La vie en rose [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Goldman, Alain.
Publisher HBO Video ; Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2007.
Extended version ; Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE VIE
Summary Edith Piaf was raised in a brothel, wrested from the only life she knew by her father so they could join the circus, Edith spent her teen years on the streets. She is finally "rescued" by a crime figure who gives her career a start, and, ultimately, her international success and final illness. She was always frail, sickly, malnourished, and wildly temperamental. She was often on drugs or alcohol, and she was always in search of true love. Middleweight boxer, Marcel Cerdan, captures her heart and gives her something to live for, besides her music--at least for a while.

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