Foreign Films

Om shanti om [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Khan, Farah.
Publisher Eros Entertainment, [2008]
[Widescreen]
2 videodiscs (ca. 162 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND OM
Summary "A romantic saga of a boy next door, Om Prakesh Makhija, who works as a junior artiste in bollywood in the 70's. He is madly in love with the superstar of that time, Shantipriya. His dreams and aspirations to become a superstar and be with his lady love are thwarted as he witnesses the brutal murder of his beloved Shantipriya by a mercenary producer Mukesh Mehra. Om Prakash dies trying to save his Shanti. But destiny has something else in store when 'Om Prakash' a junior artiste returns as 'Om Kapoor' the superstar of 2007!! His journey of rediscovering himself, his past life and avenging the death of his beloved is the story of 'Om Shanti Om!'"--Container.

Jannat [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Bhatt, Mahesh, 1948-
Publisher Shemaroo, [2008]
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (134 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND JAN
Summary Caught between the woman he loves and his addiction to making a quick buck, Arjun becomes a runner for the mafia.

State of play [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Yates, David, 1963-
Publisher BBC Video ; Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2008.
Widescreen.
2 videodiscs (350 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI STA
Summary The murder of an ambitious politician's researcher leads journalist Cal McCaffrey to uncover a complex thriller revealing the links between government and big business.

The diving bell and the butterfly [DVD videorecording] = Scaphandre et le papillon

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Kennedy, Kathleen, 1954-
Publisher Touchstone Home Entertainment, [2008]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE DIV
Summary The French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.

Horizontal landscape [DVD videorecording] = Pejzaz horyzontalny

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Kidawa, Janusz.
Publisher Polart Distribution : Facets Video, [2008]
Full screen version.
1 videodisc (ca. 86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POL HOR
Summary Three construction workers live together in a tiny private apartment while building a new factory. Their foreman, Lolecki, is supposed to be supervising the production line, but instead he abuses his position by neglecting his responsibilities.

Dam Street [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Fang, Li.
Publisher First Run Features, [2008]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI DAM
Summary During a time of rigid moral code in China, a sixteen year old girl living in a small riverside town discovers she is pregnant. The community is stunned, her family loses face and she and her boyfriend are expelled from their school. In the aftermath, her boyfriend leaves her and she is forced to put her child up for adoption. Ten years later, she is working as a singer in a local song and dance troupe. Her only friend is a young boy who protects her from the critical eyes of the community. A marriage proposal probes the limits of their friendship and the depth of her unresolved past.

The band's visit [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Ratzkovsky, Eilon.
Publisher Sony Pictures Classics : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2008.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR BAN
Summary The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives in Israel from Egypt for a cultural event. Once there, they find the expected delegation is not there to meet them. Arrangements to get to their destination of Petah Tiqva have not been taken care of either. They find their own ride and arrive instead at the remote town of Beit Hatikva. Stuck there until the next morning's bus, the band, lead by the repressed Tawfiq Zacharaya, gets help from the worldly lunch owner, Dina, who offers to put them up for the night. As the band settles in the best it can, each of the members attempts to get along with the natives in their own way. What follows is a special night of quiet happenings and confessions as the band makes its own impact on the town and the town on them.

Mongol [DVD videorecording] : the rise of Genghis Khan

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
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]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
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

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
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]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
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.

Ip man [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
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.

Batad [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Acedillo, Vic, Jr.
Publisher Cinequest, [2008]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR BAT
Summary A boy becomes obsessed with owning a pair of everyday trekking boots. While his father fights to preserve the endangered rice terraces in the adjoining village, he labors in the city selling produce to support his family. Exposed to city life, the boy decides to escape his rural background and win the heart of the girl he loves. He intends on doing this by proving he has what it takes to obtain the boots.

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

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
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.

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

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
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

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
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 tiger and the snow [DVD videorecording] = La tigre e la neve

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
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.

Days of glory [DVD videorecording] = Indigènes

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
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.

Full moon [DVD videorecording] = Vollmond

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Hoehn, Marcel.
Publisher Cinequest Films, [2007]
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR FUL
Summary Emmi asks her mom what happened to Toni. Emmi's mother does not listen to her child until Toni never returns from school. In fact, Toni never even made it to school. Enter Inspector Anatole Wasser whose preliminary investigation turns up 11 other missing 10-year-olds who disappeared on the exact same day as Toni. The only link between the children is their age and that each lives near a lake. The first clue arrives on the tenth day when all the parents receive the exact same letter from each child, giving the parents until the next full moon to meet some very cryptic demands.

Mother of mine [DVD videorecording

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Härö, Klaus.
Publisher Film Movement, 2007.
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR MOT
Summary When nine-year-old Eero's father is killed at the beginning of World War II his mother, broken by grief, is unable to care for him. She sends Eero out of Finland to live with a family in Sweden, away from the conflict. Feeling abandoned by his biological Finnish mother, he cannot quite attach to his Swedish surrogate mother. When the war ends, and he returns to his mother in Finland, his confusion intensifies. Uncle: Biography of a humble man, retold by an anonymous nephew, who strings together a collection of his uncle's passions, failings and beliefs.

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