Foreign Films

Shall we dance? [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Suo, Masayuki, 1956-
Publisher Miramax Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2005]
1 videodisc (ca. 119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP SHA
Summary A middle-aged businessman's dull life takes an interesting turn when he signs up for a ballroom dance class just to meet the beautiful dance instructor.

Agatha Christie, a life in pictures [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Smith, Richard Curson.
Publisher Acorn Media, 2005, c2004.
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI LIF
Summary This BBC original drama uses documented accounts and Christie's own words to probe the shadowy areas of her early life in a style as gripping and suspenseful as any Christie story.

Rosenstrasse [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Kloiber, Herbert G.
Publisher Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2005], c2003.
1 videodisc (ca. 136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER ROS
Summary After the death of her father, Hannah becomes concerned with the strange behavior of her mother. As her mother's troubled childhood is revealed, Hannah realizes how little she ever knew. In Rosenstrasse, two stories blend to create a vibrant tapestry of love and courage. The film depicts a family drama of estrangement between a mother and her daughter, and the story of German women who staged a protest on Rosenstrasse to free their Jewish husbands from certain extermination.

Drifters [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Wang, Xiaoshuai.
Publisher Film Movement, 2005.
1 videodisc (120 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI DRI
Summary "Would-be immigrant Er Di is back in China, expelled from the United States for working illegally. While in the U.S. he fathered a child, and when his American-born son comes to China for a visit, Er Di is barred from seeing him. At the same time, Er Di becomes involved with a beautiful member of a touring Shanghai opera company. Caught between his past and his future, his son's culture and his own, Er Di seeks bonds with both"--Container label.

Agata and the storm [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Soldini, Silvio, 1958-
Publisher Film Movement ; Distributed by RB Publishing, [2005]
Widescreen ver.
1 videodisc (ca. 118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA AGA
Summary When Agata, the popular bookshop proprietor and dispenser of sunny wisdom is suddenly wooed by a man almost half her age, her electricity hits high-voltage. Yet it is Agata's joy and magnetism in the face of life in all its irony that eventually offers the eye of the storm.

Au hazard Balthazar [DVD videorecording] = Balthazar

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Bodard, Mag, 1916-
Publisher Home Vision Entertainment ; Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2005]
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE AU
Summary Robert Bresson's masterpiece follows a much-abused donkey, Balthazar, whose life strangely parallels that of his owner, Marie. A beast of burden suffering the sins of man, Balthazar nevertheless nobly accepts his fate.

The keys to the house [DVD videorecording] = Le chiavi di casa

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Amelio, Gianni.
Publisher Artisan Home Entertainment : Distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment, 2005.
1 videocassette (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Video cassette
Call Number FOREIGN ITA KEY
Summary Gianni is reunited with Paolo, the 15-year-old son he has never seen, a son he abandoned at birth. The reunion is not Gianni's idea, but that of Paolo's doctor who hopes the connection will benefit the troubled boy. Gianni experiences a Pandora's box in Paolo, full of shocks and wonders, but the key to one's house are oftern found in the keys to one's heart.

Le grand voyage [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Ferroukhi, Ismaël.
Publisher Film Movement ; Distributed by RB Publishing, [2005]
Widescreen ver.
1 videodisc (ca. 113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE GRA
Summary The stern father of a Muslim family in France has his teenage son drive him to Mecca for the religious pilgrimage known as the hajj. The son, who is irreligious and has a non-Muslim girlfriend, doesn't relate to his traditionalist father, nor does the dad relate to his son -- a culture clash (and generational clash) that colors their entire trip to Saudi Arabia.

Jules and Jim [DVD videorecording] = Jules et Jim

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Truffaut, François.
Publisher Criterion Collection, c2005.
Special ed.
2 videodiscs (105 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (41 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE JUL
Summary Story of friendship between two artists and their mutual love for the same woman. Considered Truffaut's greatest film.

Fear and trembling [DVD videorecording] = Stupeur et tremblements

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Corneau, Alain, 1943-2010.
Publisher Home Vision Entertainment, c2005.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP FEA
Summary A dream job rapidly becomes a nightmare for Amelie, a Japanese-born Belgian woman, who suffers a series of increasingly humiliating demotions after she lands a job as an interpreter at a large Japanese corporation.

Nobody knows [DVD videorecording] = Daremo shiranai

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Hirokazu, Kore-Eda.
Publisher MGM Home Entertainment : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2005.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 139 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP NOB
Summary A critically-acclaimed and powerful, heartfelt story about four children who are forced to rely on one another after they are abandoned by their mother.

Roads to Koktebel [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by [Film movement, Cinematography Service of the RF Ministry of Culture and Roman Borisevich present ; produced by Roman Borisevich ; written and directed by Boris khlebniko & Alexei Popogrebsky].
Publisher RB Media , c2005.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN RUS ROA
Summary A father sets off from Moscow with his 11-year-old son for his sister's house in Koktebel by the Black Sea. With no money, nor means of transportation, they drift through the expansive and mesmeric landscapes at the mercy of chance. For the father, the journey is an attempt to restore self-respect and win back the trust of his son. For the boy, the mythic coastal town holds the key to a new life.

Touchez pas au grisbi [DVD videorecording] = Hands off the loot

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Becker, Jacques, 1906-1960.
Publisher Criterion Collection ; Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2005].
1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE TOU
Summary Having pulled off the heist of a lifetime, Max looks forward to spending his remaining days relaxing with his beautiful young girlfriend. But when Riton, Max's hapless partner and best friend, lets word of the loot slip to loose-lipped, two-timing Josy, Max is reluctantly drawn back into the underworld. Riton gets kidnapped by a mob boss in the hopes that there will be an exchange for the money, but nothing turns out as anyone has it planned.

Želary [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Trojan, Ondřej, 1959-
Publisher Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2005].
Wide screen.
1 videodisc (147 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR ZEL
Summary During WWII, nurse Eliška is part of a secret resistance movement with her lover, surgeon Richard. When he is discovered, she is forced to leave the hospital in order to hide from the Nazis as well. A sympathetic colleague sends her off with a patient whose life she saved, to the remote Moravian mountain village of Želary, where time has stopped, as he has agreed to hide her as his wife. They live in a modest cabin for two years, waiting for the Nazi occupation to end and begin to form a bond despite their differences.

301/302 [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Park, Sheol-su.
Publisher Koch Lorber Films, [2005]
1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR THR
Summary The mysterious disappearance of one of two young women who live across the hall from each other provokes a police investigation that sets in motion a chain of flashbacks that illustrate the women's comically conflicted relationship. One is a compulsive cook and the other an anorexic.

Veer-Zaara [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Chopra, Yash.
Publisher Yash Raj Films Home Entertainment, c2005.
Widescreen ver.
2 videodiscs (film disc only, ca. 192 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND VEE
Summary "A love legend" -cover. Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh is a rescue pilot with the Indian Air Force. One day, on duty, he comes across Zaara, a girl from Pakistan who is stranded in India. Veer saves her life ... and his life is never the same again. Twenty-two years later, Saamiya Siddiqui, a Pakistani lawyer on her first case, finds herself face-to-face with an ageing Veer Pratap Singh. He has languished in a Pakistan jail cell for 22 years and has not spoken to anyone all these years - and no one knows why. Her mission is to discover the truth about Veer and see to it that justice is served.

Kung fu hustle [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Zhou, Xingchi, 1962-
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2005]
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI KUN
Summary Sing, a hapless gangster, must overcome his inability to wield a knife and demonstrate his mettle in order to become a member of the notorious Axe Gang. He realizes he is the greatest kung fu master of them all, destined to protect the sacred streets.

Downfall [DVD videorecording] = Untergang

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Hirschbiegel, Oliver.
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.
[Widescreen].
1 videodisc (155 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER DOW
Summary Takes you into Hitler's bunker, in 1945, during the brutal and harrowing last days of the Third Reich. Seen through the eyes of Hitler's infamous secretary Traudl Junge, optimism crumbles into grim realization and terror as it becomes clear that Germany's defeat is inevitable. As the Russian army circles the city, the dimly lit halls of the underground refuge become an execution chamber for the Fuhrer and his closest advisors.

Abouna [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Haroun, Mahamat Saleh.
Publisher Home Vision Entertainment, [2005]
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR ABO
Summary After two young Chadian boys discover their father has abandoned them, they embark on a desperate quest to bring him home.

North & South [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Percival, Brian.
Publisher Warner Home Video, c2005.
Widescreen ed.
2 videodiscs (ca. 233 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI NOR
Summary When the privileged Margaret Hale's father uproots the family to take work in the northern mill town of Milton, she is shocked by the dirt and gruffness of the people. But she reserves her highest contempt for the charismatic mill-owner John Thornton.

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