Foreign Films

Landscape after battle [DVD videorecording] = Krajobraz po bitwie.

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Wajda, Andrzej, 1926-2016
Publisher Vanguard, c2003.
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POL LAN
Summary A love story between two Poles at the end of World War II portraying the destructive effects of war on the human spirit.

In desert and wilderness [DVD videorecording] = W pustyni i w puszczy

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Dziki, Waldemar, 1956-
Publisher Vanguard, 2003.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POL IN
Summary This internationally and critically acclaimed, award-winning film, combines a children's adventure story with the look and feel of Lawrence of Arabia. Winner of 5 international cinema awards.

Taj Mahal [DVD videorecording] : a monument of love

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Khosla, Robin.
Publisher Eros Multimedia ; Eros Entertainment, c2000.
1 videodisc (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND TAJ
Summary In the 1600's, Khurram, son of the Mughal Emperor, marries his beloved Arjumand. After he ascends the throne as Shah Jahan, she dies carrying his child, so he builds a monument of love to her memory --the Taj Mahal.

Wings of desire [DVD videorecording]

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Wenders, Wim.
Publisher Distributed by MGM Home Entertainment, c2003.
Special ed., wide screen.
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER WIN
Summary Based on poems by Rainer Maria Rilke. A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love. Set in modern day Berlin, the film follows angel Damiel's path from heavenly flight to earthly delight in a manner that's comical, touching and entertaining.

Traveling companion [DVD videorecording] = Compagna di viaggio

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Porcelli, Enzo.
Publisher Accent Cinema : Distributed by Facets Video, c2003.
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA TRA
Summary An attractive unstable girl is hired by a rich woman to follow the woman's forgetful father. The old man takes Cora on an odyssey of self-discovery through Italy.

Prisoner of the mountains [DVD videorecording] = Kavkazskiĭ plennik

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Giller, Boris, 1956-
Publisher MGM Home Entertainment, c2003.
Wide screen.
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN RUS PRI
Summary A Russian army patrol is ambushed by Caucasian rebels, and two survivors are taken prisoner by a local patriarch who is hoping to barter them for the release of his captured son. A bond of understanding develops between the soldiers and their captors, but it is broken when plans for their release go awry and a chain of violence and retaliation is precipitated.

Three wishes for Cinderella [DVD videorecording].

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Braunbockova, Carola.
Publisher Facets Video, c2003.
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR THR
Summary This version of the well-known fairy tale presents Cinderella as an independent and energetic girl who has a happy childhood as a nobleman's daughter. After her father dies, her stepmother reduces her to the position of maid at the farm and ends her carefree days until, with the aid of her three pigeons and three magical nuts, Cinderella manages to land the Prince of her dreams.

Chalte chalte [DVD videorecording]

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Mirza, Aziz.
Publisher Eros Entertainment, c2003.
2 videodiscs (ca. 164 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND CHA
Summary Priya & Raj two sides of a coin, different as chalk & cheese. Raj, the impulsive, middle-class, hard-working, emotional fellow allows cupid to play havoc with his heart strings & in comes Priya, the prim & proper, sophisticated & practical girl. Both are smart enough to see their differences because it's rather visible to the naked eye. They throw caution to the winds & dare to fall in love. And then suddenly the game changes & so do the rules.

H.M. deserters [DVD videorecording] = C.K. Dezerterzy

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Majewski, Janusz, 1931-
Publisher Polart Distribution Centre, 2003.
1 videodisc (160 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POL HM
Summary A zany adventure/war film, sort of the Polish M*A*S*H. The story of a band of politically suspect soldiers who desert their duties of guarding a POW camp.

Mostly Martha [DVD videorecording] = Bella Martha

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Baumgartner, Karl.
Publisher Paramount Pictures, [2003], c2001.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER MOS
Summary Martha is the chef who fusses and obsesses over each dish before it leaves the kitchen. The demands of her job and her natural shyness keep her from meeting new people. When her sister suddenly dies, Martha adopts Lina, her eight-year-old niece, completely changing both lives. Martha gets unexpected help from Mario, Martha's hunky new sous chef, who is not only a whiz on the chopping block but knows sundry magic tricks and jokes to keep Lina's spirits afloat. Just as Martha starts to grow attached to the girl, Lina's erratic father shows up demanding that he take her back to Italy with him.

Satin rouge [DVD videorecording]

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Amari, Raja.
Publisher Zeitgeist Video, [2003]
Anamorphic digitally transferred version, widescreen version.
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR SAT
Summary A Tunisian widow embarks on a journey of self-discovery when she investigates a suspected liaison between her headstrong teenaged daughter and a cabaret musician, and is drawn into the world of cabaret belly dancers and nocturnal pleasure-seekers.

Flickering lights [DVD videorecording] = Blinkende lygter

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Magnusson, Tivi.
Publisher Vanguard Cinema, [2003], c2001.
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR FLI
Summary Four childhood buddies, whose only redeeming value is that they only know how to mess up any crime they try to commit. These buddies, dispatched by a mob boss to rob a diplomat, decide to take the money and run. After their van breaks down, they decide to take refuge in an abandoned building. Their leader, tired of being a criminal, decides to buy the building and open a restaurant and somehow they manage to unite and are able to turn their lives around.

A little bit of freedom [DVD videorecording] = Kleine Freiheit

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Winckler, Henner.
Publisher Distributed by Facets Video, c2003.
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER LIT
Summary Baran, a Kurdish teen from Turkey, makes bicycle deliveries for a kebab shop while trying to outwit the authorities who have refused him political asylum. He strikes up a friendship with another outsider, an illegal African immigrant who deals drugs to get by. Trouble begins after Baran loses his low profile status because the kebab-stand owner's daughter sets her sights on him.

Salaam Bombay! [DVD videorecording]

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Syed, Shafiq.
Publisher MGM Home Entertainment, 2002.
World films special ed.; Widescreen.
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND SAL
Summary Krisha, a ten year old boy, has been abandoned in Bombay by his mother. He tries to earn money to go home while he lives in the streets.

Umberto D. [DVD videorecording]

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Rizzoli, Angelo.
Publisher Criterion Collection, [2003], c1952.
Full screen version.
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA UMB
Summary Umberto D., an elderly pensioner, struggles to make ends meet during Italy's postwar economic boom. Alone, except for his dog, Flike, Umberto strives to maintain his dignity while trying to survive in a city where traditional human kindness seems to have lost out to the forces of modernization.

Forecast for tomorrow [DVD videorecording] = Pogoda na jutro

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Stuhr, Jerzy.
Publisher Telewizja Polska ; [distributed by] Pegaz, [2003]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POL FOR
Summary A man, after having abandoned his family to live in a monastery, goes back into the world after seventeen years.

Our little sister [DVD videorecording]

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 20:45
by Koreeda, Hirokazu, 1962-
Publisher Sony Pictures Classics, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP OUR
Summary Three sisters, Sachi, Yoshino and Chika, live together in the city of Kamakura, Japan. When their father, absent from the family home for the last fifteen years, dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy, teenage half sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings.

Le boucher [DVD videorecording] = The butcher.

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 20:45
by Chabrol, Claude, 1930-2010.
Publisher Pathfinder Home Entertainment, c2003.
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE BOU
Summary In a provincial French town, a sophisticated schoolmistress avoids attachments but strikes up a congenial friendship with the charmingly passionate local butcher, a veteran of Indochina. As a serial killer spreads terror throughout the countryside, the effort of these two people to come back from their emotional islands to some kind of mutual understanding and reality builds from oblique tenderness and humor to shattering tragedy.

Son of Saul [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:48
by Nemes, László, 1977-
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
Full screen.
1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR SON
Summary October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Auslander is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and give the boy a proper burial.

The lady in the van [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:48
by Hytner, Nicholas
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 104 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI LAD
Summary The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for fifteen years.

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