Foreign Films

Lamerica [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Cecchi Gori, Mario.
Publisher Distributed by New Yorker Films, [2004]
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA LAM
Summary After nearly half a century of communist rule, poverty stricken Albania falls subject to the invasion of two exploitive capitalists looking to prosper within the changing economy. As Albania's people try desperately to flee destitution, Gino and Fiore arrive from Italy with plans to use a makeshift manufacturing plant to front their next scam. Forced to name an Albanian as their company's acting "chairman", the two turn to Spiro - a prisoner of war for over fifty years - who emerges as the perfect pawn. When Spiro disappears, Gino finds himself on a journey that will ultimately reshape the integrity of his soul.

I'm not scared [DVD videorecording] = Io non ho paura

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Salvatores, Gabriele.
Publisher Miramax Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2004].
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA IM
Summary While playing outside one day in a wheat field, nine-year-old Michele discovers Filippo, who is chained to the ground at the bottom of a hole. Michele witnesses town bad boy Felice nearby and suspects something bad is happening. Michele is unsure whom he should tell about his discovery, eventually spilling the tale to his closest friend. When Michele's parents learn of his discovery, they warn him to forget whatever he saw.

Valentin [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Agresti, Alejandro, 1951-
Publisher Miramax Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2004]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN SPA VAL
Summary Valentin is a nine-year-old boy whose feuding parents have left him to be raised by his eccentric grandmother. With his father visiting only occasionally, Valentin is left to look to the other men in the neighborhood for father figures, and to replace his absent mother, he warms to Leticia, one of his father's many short-term girlfriends. When he tells her personal secrets about his father, however, Valentin jeopardizes their relationship. One of Valentin dreams is of being an astronaut one day. He sets out to discover the harsh realities about his parents, while bringing joy to those around him.

Benny Hill [DVD videorecording] : the naughty early years. Set one

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Hill, Benny, 1925-1992.
Publisher A&E : Distributed by New Video, c2004.
3 videodiscs (ca. 550 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI BEN
Summary These early Thames episodes are filled to the brim with Benny's brazen ballads, naughty pantomimes and politically incorrect silliness. His impish antics have a mainstream appeal frequently imitated, but Benny Hill remains unsurpassable as the cherubic King of Mischief. Known for hilariously turning the sketch variety show on its ear, Benny has charmed the world with his lusty mayhem ... and his flock of half-dressed women.

Falling angels [DVD videorecording] : [a nuclear family film]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Cass, Robin.
Publisher Film Movement ; RB Pub., [2004]
Widescreen ver.
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR FAL
Summary A story of three sisters coming of age in a wildly dysfunctional family in the 1960s.

Spiral [DVD videorecording] = Uzumaki

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by Hatsune, Eriko, 1982-
Publisher Elite Entertainment, [2004?], c2000.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP SPI
Summary The inhabitants of a small Japanese seaside town come under the influence of a strange force that causes an obsession with spiral forms. One by one, the townspeople fall under its spell until they begin descending on a self-inflicted spiral of terror.

Bardaasht [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Niwas, E.
Publisher Venus Records & Tapes ; Marketed by Rainbow Films USA, p2004.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (160 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN31531002734256 IND BAR
Summary An ex-army officer who was dismissed for insubordination fights to bring to justice those responsible for his younger brother's death.

Mr. Kleks' triumph [DVD videorecording] = Tryumf pana Kleksa

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Matuszewski, Włodzimierz.
Publisher Studio Miniatur Filmowych ; Distributed by MGE, [2004]
Full screen.
1 videodisc (75 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POL MR
Summary "Tom, a young illustrator at "Fantasy World" magazine must deliver new, sensational comic strips or lose his job. One day while alone in his studio, he remembers a favorite childhood book and decides to make it a cartoon. His drawings magically come to life. Now he enters the animated world of fantasy, where he encounters one adventure after another as the evil Alojzy Bombel tries to lure Mr. Kleks and friends into a tricky trap"--Container.

Squint your eyes [DVD videorecording] = Zmruż oczy

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Jakimowski, Andrzej, 1973-
Publisher MGE Inc., 2004.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POL SQU
Summary The story of a spirited ten-year-old girl who has run away from her proudly affluent parents in town and finds grudging refuge with the slightly slovenly caretaker of an abandoned farm, an ex-teacher. A story of an adult man and a teenage girl's friendship, set in post-Communist Czech Republic.

La dolce vita [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Amato, Giuseppe, 1899-1964
Publisher Koch Lorber Films : Distributed by KOCH Vision, c2004.
2-Disc Collector's ed.
2 videodiscs (174 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([6] p. : b&w ill. ; 19 cm.) inserted in container.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA DOL
Summary Marcello Rubini, a frustrated 'serious' writer, does tabloid journalism to make ends meet. He spends every evening in Via Veneto awaiting the next scandal, party invitation, or sexual proposition. From an enigmatic woman named Maddalena, to wealthy intellectual Steiner's penthouse, to a famous actress named Sylvia, Marcello finds himself caught up in the carnival spectacle of nightlife and its fleeting happiness. The empty evenings seem to weave together, a decadent rhythm punctuated only by the regret of the following morning. Marcello is consumed by self-doubt and unable to enjoy the success he has, and so stumbles on, dreaming of attaining the elusive sweet life.

The way we laughed [DVD videorecording] = Così ridevano

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Cecchi Gori, Vittorio.
Publisher New Yorker Video, [2004?]
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA WAY
Summary Two brothers emigrate to Turin to escape the poverty of their Sicilian hometown. The story unfolds over a period of six years. The older brother has the desire to see his brother, Pietro, become a school teacher. Giovanni makes tremendous sacrifices, unaware that Pietro is squandering his money given to him and skipping school.

Diario de una pasante [DVD videorecording]

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by San Mateo, Josecho.
Publisher Venevision International, [2004]
Wide screen.
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN SPA DIA
Summary A group of students get summer jobs as interns for a radio station. They find the overbearing and demanding supervisors make their lives impossible, and realize the difficulty of getting a real job once the internship ends. The interns decide to rebel.

El faro [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Mignogna, Eduardo, 1940-2006.
Publisher Venevision, [2004]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN SPA FAR
Summary Two sisters survive a car crash that kills their parents and siblings. Only having each other, they face the uncertain future that awaits them.

Smoking room [DVD videorecording]

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by Gaul, Roger.
Publisher Venevision International, [2004]
Wide screen.
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN SPA SMO
Summary Ramirez, an employee of an American company in Spain, is collecting signatures to protest a smoking ban in the office. His colleagues agree with him, until their individualism, selfishness and cowardice surface.

Take care of my cat [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Oh, Ki-Min.
Publisher Kino on Video, [2004]
Wide screen.
1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR TAK
Summary This film tenderly and unsentimentally charts the paths of four modern South Korean women as they navigate the hazards of young adulthood.

Springtime in a small town [DVD videorecording] = Xiao cheng zhi chun

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Tian, Zhuangzhuang.
Publisher Palm Pictures, [2004]
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI SPR
Summary In South China, it's the spring of 1946, less than a year since the defeated Japanese withdrew from China. A young woman languishes on the bomb-damaged walls of the small town. The sound of a distant train whistle triggers thoughts of escape.

The return [DVD videorecording] = Vozvrashchenie

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Zvi͡agint͡sev, Andreĭ, 1964-
Publisher Kino on Video, [2004]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN RUS RET
Summary Having a fatherless childhood, young brothers Andrei and Ivan have grown closer than most siblings. But when they least expect it, the father the boys have never known returns. Under the cool midnight sun of a coastal Russian summer, the boys eagerly hop into a car for a fishing trip with a complete stranger they absolutely need to believe is their father. As they travel deep into the wilderness, their journey devolves from vacation to boot camp to father-son love triangle and ultimately to a test of wills that ispushed to the brink of violence.

Carol's journey [DVD videorecording] = El viaje de Carol

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Uribe, Imanol, 1950-
Publisher Film Movement ; Distributed by RB Pub., [2004]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN SPA CAR
Summary Carol, a 12-year-old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Spanish Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, she arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the secretive family environment. Her innocence and rebellious nature drive her at first to reject a world that is both new and foreign. But she soon journeys into adulthood through a friendship with the village teacher and a young local boy.

Promises [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Shapiro, Justine.
Publisher New Yorker Video, [2004]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR PRO
Summary Follows the journey of a filmmaker who travels in and around Jerusalem, from a Palestinian refugee camp to an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, where he meets seven Palestinian and Israeli children who exist in completely separate worlds, divided by physical, historical and emotional boundaries. Explores the natural boundaries and tells the story of a few children who dared to cross the lines to meet their neighbors. Seen through the eyes of the children - who although only living 20-minutes apart - live day-to-day obstacles differently that separate them deeply.

Witnesses [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Bresan, Vinko.
Publisher RB Media [distributor, 2004], c2003.
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR WIT
Summary The stories of the people in a small town in the Balkans confronting ethnic hatred and deep moral ambiguities, focusing on the various character's viewpoints and the complexities of war and humanity.

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