Foreign Films

Kongen av Bastøy [DVD videorecording] = King of Devil's Island

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Helstad, Benjamin, 1987-
Publisher Film Movement, 2011.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR KIN
Summary Seventeen-year-old Erling is a rumored murderer and therefore sent to the Bastoy Boys Home correctional facility. Once there he clashes with the island facility's governor who believes manual labor, rigid discipline, and harsh punishment is the only way to turn these boys around. Refusing to accept the constant abuse, Erling leads the boys in a violent uprising that will bring them head to head with no less than the Norwegian Army.

Makioka sisters [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Ichikawa, Kon, 1915-2008.
Publisher The Criterion Collection, [2011]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP MAK
Summary Revolving around the changing of the seasons, The Makioka Sisters follows the lives of four sisters who have taken on their family's kimono manufacturing business, over the course of a number of years leading up to the Pacific War. A graceful study of a family at a turning point in history, and a poignant evocation of changing times and fading customs.

Incendies [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Villeneuve, Denis, 1967-
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2011.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 Blu-ray disc.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE INC
Summary After the death of their mother, a set of twins make a life-altering discovery. The pair travels to the Middle East on a mission to uncover the truth about the father they thought was dead who is still very much alive, and the brother they never knew existed. Along the way they will piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world, discovering a tragic fate as well as the courage of an exceptional woman.

Uncle Boonmee who can recall his past lives [DVD videorecording] = Loong Boonmee raleuk chat

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Saisaymar, Thanapat.
Publisher Strand Releasing Home Video, [2011]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR UNC
Summary A unique tale of a man embracing life's greatest mystery. Choosing to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside, Boonmee is visited by his dead wife as a ghost, and his lost son as a strange hairy beast with red glowing eyes. They've come to guide him to his final resting place, a cave where his first soul began. With a wry sense of humor and a humanist spirit, it's a magical tale of reincarnation, karma, and nature.

The sacrifice [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Josephson, Erland, 1923-2012.
Publisher Distributed by Kino Lorber, c2011.
Remastered ed., widescreen (feature film) and full frame (bonus features).
2 videodiscs (244 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR SAC
Summary Alexander's birthday party is interrupted by news that World War III has begun and mankind is hours away from annihilation. To avoid war, Alexander promises to God that he'll sacrifice all he has, even his son. A new remastered edition. Special features include: documentary Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, photo gallery, and trailers.

Zokkomon [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Bhatkal, Satyajit.
Publisher Disney ; Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2011.
Widescreen presentation.
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND ZOK
Summary The adventure of an ordinary boy who rises from despair to meet extraordinary challenges. Kunal, an orphaned boy, discovers how cruel life is when he is abandoned by his heartless uncle. Left to fend for himself, Kunal soon realizes the hero within and begins his epic journey of adventure and transformation to become Zokkomon.

The pale horse [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Thrussell, Karen.
Publisher Acorn Media : ITV Studios Home Entertainment, c2011.
Widescreen or full screen.
2 videodiscs (ca. 190 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI PAL
Summary Agatha Christie's much-loved heroine is back on the case in a sparkling version of her 1961 novel. Miss Marple takes on a spooky murder case at an inn run by three modern-day witches.

Christopher and his kind [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Elyot, Kevin.
Publisher BFS Entertainment & Multimedia, [2011]
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI CHR
Summary Based on writer Christopher Isherwood's critically acclaimed memoir, this landmark BBC adaptation gives a fascinating glimpse into the decadent and politically unstable world of 1930s Berlin.

Do dooni chaar [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Singh, Neetu.
Publisher Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2011.
Widescreen presentation.
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND DO
Summary A charming picture of the family life of a middle class teacher in India, who is constantly coping with the demands of his family versus his ever-decreasing salary.

Just William [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Seed, Paul.
Publisher Distributed by BFS Entertainment & Multimedia, c2011.
Widescreen version.
2 videodiscs (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI JUS
Summary Presents the adventures of 11-year-old William Brown and his intrepid band of friends, 'the Outlaws.' Scruffy, irrepressible schoolboy William, despite his good intentions, invariably ends up causing chaos and getting into trouble. A hero in his own mind, William battles disapproving adults, his long-suffering parents, teachers and older siblings to see justice done. Based on Richmal Crompton's comedic short stories and books.

The music room [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Ray, Satyajit, 1921-1992.
Publisher Criterion Collection, 2011.
Full screen presentation.
2 videodiscs (99 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR MUS
Summary Director Satyajit Ray brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat desperately clinging to his way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has hosted lavish concerts over the years, now a shadow of its former vivid self. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, and a showcase for some of India's most popular musicians of the day.

Once upon a warrior [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Kovelamudi, Prakash.
Publisher Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2011.
Widescreen presentation.
1 videodisc (133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR ONC
Summary Set in the fictitious tear-shaped land of Sangarashtra, it follows the epic journey of Moksha, a nine-year-old girl with special healing powers. As she embarks on a quest to save her homeland from the tyranny of an evil queen, Moksha joins forces with the swashbuckling blind warrior Yodha and his gypsy girlfriend Priya. Working together, will all three be able to save their village from the evil queen's army?

Park benches [DVD videorecording] = Bancs publics

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Podalydès, Bruno.
Publisher IFC Films, [2011]
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE PAR
Summary As she does every morning, Lucie joins her colleagues at the office with a smile. It's a working day just like any other. Then suddenly, all activity in the office stops and attention turns toward a window of the building across the way and a banner reading 'Man Alone.' Is it a hoax? A cry for help? Everyone has their own interpretation, and will try to discover what lies behind the mysterious message.

The man from nowhere [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Lee, Jeong-Beom.
Publisher Well Go USA Entertainment, [2011]
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR MAN
Summary Tae-Shik is an ex-special agent with a tragic past. He runs a small pawnshop, and So-Mi, the young girl who lives next door, is his only friend. When So-Mi's mother becomes involved in a major crime, mother and daughter are kidnapped. To save So-Mi, Tae-Shik makes a certain arrangement with the crime mob. With So-Mi missing, the police begin to chase Tae-Shik. With the police and the underground mob closing in, Tae-Shik continues his frantic search as his hidden past slowly becomes revealed.

Illegal [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Masset-Depasse, Olivier.
Publisher Film Movement ; Distributed by RB Media, [2011]
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE ILL
Summary Tania is a former teacher from Russia, living illegally in Belgium with her 14-year-old son, Ivan. One day, they are stopped on the street for a routine check by the police; Tania is arrested and placed in an immigration detention center for women, while Ivan manages to escape. Threatened with imminent deportation and fearful for Ivan's fate, Tania embarks on a harrowing journey, determined to preserve her dignity and find her son.

In the city of Sylvia [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Guerin, José Luis.
Publisher Cinema Guild, [2011]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE IN
Summary A young artist searches the winding streets of Strasbourg in search of an old love. While sketching the beautiful women he sees around him at an outdoor cafe, he believes he sees the woman he met several years earlier. He sets off to find her, dashing down city streets and hoping to finally capture his lost love.

Max Manus [DVD videorecording] : man of war.

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Hennie, Aksel, 1975-
Publisher Music Box Films, 2011.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR MAX
Summary An explosive, adrenaline-pumping thrill ride and the tale of one man's heroic actions in the line of duty. Based on the true story of World War II saboteur Max Manus and his personal struggles.

En ganske snill mann [DVD videorecording] = A somewhat gentle man

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Moland, Hans Petter.
Publisher Strand Releasing, c2011.
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR SOM
Summary Ulrik is a somewhat gentle man, as far as gangsters go. Reluctantly back on the streets following a stint in prison, Ulrik's boss greets him with open arms and a plan to settle an old score. With a demented sense of professional pride, Ulrik's boss sets in motion a plan to right the wrong done to his star employee. The problem is, Ulrik would rather go about his own business, however mundane, than get involved with his ragtag colleagues again.

A summer in La Goulette [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Boughedir, Ferid, 1944-
Publisher Kino International, c2011.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR SUM
Summary The year is 1967 in La Goulette, a small harbor town in the suburbs of Tunis where various cultures have lived together for ages in effortless harmony. Youssef, Jojo, and Giuseppe are as inseparable as their three 16-year-old daughters, Meriem, Gigi, and Tina. In a fit of teenage provocation, the three girls swear that they will lose their virginity by the day of the procession of the Madonna. To make matters worse, each of them has her eyes on a boy of a different religion.

The sorrow and the pity [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Ophüls, Marcel
Publisher Milestone Film & Video, c2011.
2 videodiscs (DVD) (251 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE 944.0816 SOR
Summary Through interviews with participants and newsreel footage, examines the occupation of France by the Germans during World War II as it occurred in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand. Concentrates on the themes of collaboration and resistance.

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