Foreign Films

Sophia Loren [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Loren, Sophia, 1934-
Publisher Lions Gate Entertainment, [2008]
3 videodiscs (ca. 448 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA SOP (SET)
Summary "Attila: In this dramatic war epic, Sophia Loren promises to marry Attilla the Hun if he topples her hated brother, the Emperor of Italy, from power; I girasoli (Sunflower): After her husband is declared MIA while fighting in Russia during World War II, his widow searches records and cemeteries, only to learn he is alive and remarried; Madame Sans-Gêne: Sophia Loren, the outspoken, rambunctious laundress of an unknown lieutenant, Napoleon, later becomes part of Emperor Napoleon's court when she marries a soldier elevated to Duke by the Emperor; Carosello Napoletano: A young Sophia Loren makes a guest appearance, along with some of Italy's most popular tenors of the time, in this Cannes Film Festival winner which celebrates Italian song and the city of Naples."--Container.

Twenty-four eyes [DVD videorecording] = Nijūshi no hitomi

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Takamine, Hideko, 1924-2010.
Publisher Criterion Collection, 2008.
Special ed., full screen version.
1 videodisc (156 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([20] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP TWE
Summary An elegant, emotional chronicle of a teacher's unwavering commitment to her students, her profession, and her sense of morality. It takes a simultaneously sober and sentimental look at the epic themes of aging, war, and death.

Mafioso [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Lattuada, Alberto, 1914-2005.
Publisher Criterion Collection, [2008]
Special ed., widescreen version.
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA MAF
Summary Nino is an auto-factory foreman who takes his proper, modern wife and two blonde daughters from industrial Milan to the antiquated, rural Sicily to visit his family and get back in touch with his roots. Nino gets more than he bargained for when he discovers some harsh truths about his ancestors and himself.

Daphne [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Somerville, Geraldine.
Publisher Warner Home Video, [2008]
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI DAP
Summary Based on personal letters and biographies, this biopic explores the secret love life of Daphne du Maurier - author of Rebecca and one of the most well-loved writers of all time.

Sunflower [DVD videorecording] = Xiàng rì kúi

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Chen, Joan, 1961-
Publisher New Yorker Video, [2008]
[Widescreen]
1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI SUN
Summary A look at the life of an urban Chinese family, and the battle of wills between father and son to do what's right or to do what the heart wants.

The year my parents went on vacation [DVD videorecording] = O ano em que meus pais saíram de férias

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Gullane, Caio.
Publisher City Lights Home Entertainment : Distributed by Warner/Elektra/Atlantic, [2008]
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POR YEA
Summary Mauro is a 12-year-old boy, who is left to fend for himself when his parents 'go on vacation' during the Communist regime in 1970's Brazil. The culturally diverse community of São Paulo unites to watch Péle lead his country in winning the World Cup of soccer.

Beaufort [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Cedar, Joseph, 1968-
Publisher Kino International, c2008.
[Widescreen]
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR BEA
Summary A young group of Israeli soldiers must try to survive before they are pulled out of Lebanon, and protect a fortress that is sacred to both Israelis and Arabs alike.

Mongol [DVD videorecording] : the rise of Genghis Khan

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Selʹi͡anov, Sergeĭ.
Publisher New Line Home Entertainment, [2008]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR MON
Summary Delves into the dramatic and harrowing early years of the ruler who was born as Temudgin in 1162. Follows Temudgin from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny. Shows the future conqueror and revealing him not as the evil brute, but as an inspiring, fearless and visionary leader.

Storm [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Mårlind, Måns.
Publisher TLA Releasing, 2008.
Anamorphic widescreen.
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR STO
Summary When a strange woman hunted by evil men enters Donny's life, the two travel through time to elude assassins determined to claim a mysterious box in the woman's possession.

Don Camillo [DVD videorecording] ; The return of Don Camillo

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Fernandel, 1903-1971.
Publisher Koch Lorber Films, 2008.
Full screen version.
2 videodiscs (217 min.) : sd., b&w. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA DON (SET)
Summary Don Camillo: A village priest, Don Camillo, causes trouble for the town's communist-leaning mayor, Peppone, as they clash over what is best for the people. Return of Don Camillo: after his battles with Peppone, Don Camillo is exiled to a remote village where war is about to break out. Can the strong hand of the priest persuade the two sides to make peace?

Europa [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Trier, Lars von, 1956-
Publisher The Criterion Collection, 2008.
Special ed. ; Widescreen ed.
2 videodiscs (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER EUR
Summary Leo Kessler, an American of German descent, visits Germany in 1945. He works as a night conductor on the Zentropa Railway Line, owned by a Nazi sympathizer. Leo attempts to remain neutral to the ongoing purging of loyalists by the Allied forces, but he falls in love with the railway magnate's daughter.

The fish fall in love [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Raffi, Ali.
Publisher Global Film Initiative ; Distributed by First Run Features, 2008.
1 videodisc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR FIS
Summary Atieh's singular passion is food, and her small but popular restaurant on the sleepy Caspian coast of Iran is her pride and joy. When her former fiance Aziz appears after a twenty-year absence, she and her friends believe he intends to close the restaurant. Atieh prepares his favorite dishes in a desperate effort to convince him otherwise.

Andre Techine [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Techiné, André.
Publisher LionsGate, c2008.
4-film collector's ed., widescreen ed.
3 videodiscs (ca. 452 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE HOT

The wedding director [DVD videorecording] = Il regista di matrimoni

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Bellocchio, Marco, 1939-
Publisher New Yorker Video, [2008]
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA WED
Summary A filmmaker is asked by a prince to film the wedding of his daughter. What no one expected was for the filmmaker to fall for the bride-to-be and try to stop the wedding!

Western [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Bernart, Maurice.
Publisher Lionsgate, c2008.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (134 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE WES
Summary "Paco is a Spanish shoe salesman - husky, handsome, and irresistible to women. Nino is a Russian drifter - slight, sensitive, and unlucky in love. When the two men's paths collide on a French roadway, it causes a chain of hilarious events that strips Paco of his car and his job and send Nino into the hospital. With no money and no direction, the odd couple hitchhikes across the countryside. But after several misadventures, including a madcap escapade involving a chainsaw, a wheelbarrow, and one very angry farmer, the two outsiders begin to forge a lasting friendship" -- Container.

The orange thief [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Dean, Boogie.
Publisher Lightyear Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2008]
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA ORA
Summary Living on the outskirts of society, an orange thief and some other country-wise ruffians steal fruit for sustenance and the sheer excitement of courting danger. After the thief ends up in jail, his life takes a turn when his bunkmate promises him a deal.

And the spring comes [DVD videorecording] = Li chun

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Gu, Changwei
Publisher Beijing bei ying lu yin lu xiang ; Zhong kai wen hua fa xing, [2008]
1 videodisc (90 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI AND
Summary A talented but unattractive school music teacher dreams of an operatic career.

Monsieur Vincent [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Fresnay, Pierre, 1897-1975.
Publisher Lions Gate Entertainment, 2008.
Full screen presentation.
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE MON
Summary The remarkable journey of St. Vincent de Paul, who rose from slavery to become a trusted advisor to queens and princes. A dramatic biopic that reveals how St. Vincent de Paul's commitment to the poor made him a great humanitarian.

Wire in the blood. Prayer of the bone [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Boyes, Bill.
Publisher Koch Vision : Distributed by Koch Entertainment, [2008]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI WIR
Summary When an accused rapist confesses to brutally murdering his family in a small Texas town, the authorities call on renowned clinical psychologist/profiler Dr. Tony Hill to testify as an expert witness. Alone in a strange country, Dr. Hill finds himself at the center of a maelstrom of controversy, cover-ups and capital punishment. There are many dark secrets in this town, and someone is willing to kill in order to keep them buried.

Ip man [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Huang, Zihuan, 1978-
Publisher Well Go USA Entertainment, c2008.
Widescreen (16:9) presentation.
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI IP
Summary "Set in Fo Shan, China during the Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man vividly brings to life the brutality of the infamous Japanese occupation, where once proud men are forced to fight [to the] death for a precious bag of rice. Defined by courage and humility, Ip Man, whose fighting skills are revered all over China, rises to the fore front. Upon refusing to teach his martial arts to the invading Japanese soldiers, he is forced to fight for the honor of his country in a series of battles that will culminate in a kill-or-be-killed showdown with Japan's greatest fighter"--Container.

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