Foreign Films

The sacrifice [DVD videorecording]

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

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

Ip Man 2 [DVD videorecording] : legend of the grandmaster

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Ye, Weixin.
Publisher Well Go USA, 2011.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI IP2
Summary New in Hong Kong, Ip Man must prove himself to the local martial arts masters before he is allowed to open his Wing Chun style martial arts academy.

Makioka sisters [DVD videorecording]

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

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

Baarìa [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Tornatore, Giuseppe, 1956-
Publisher Image Entertainment, 2011.
[Widescreen format].
1 videodisc (151 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA BAA
Summary Grand-scale, semi-autobiographical portrait of life and love over three generations in a small town in Sicily. Set against the background of major events in the history of 20th century Italy.

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

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

Circumstance [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Keshavarz, Maryam.
Publisher Lions Gate Home Entertainment, c2011.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR CIR
Summary A provocative coming-of-age story that cracks open the hidden, underground world of Iranian youth culture filled with sex, drugs and defiance. This suspenseful tale of love and defiance unfolds as a wealthy family struggles to contain their teenage daughter's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

Trollhunter [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Jacobsen, John M.
Publisher Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2011.
[Widescreen format].
1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR TRO
Summary A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.

The phantom carriage [DVD videorecording] = Kökarlen

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Sjöström, Victor, 1879-1960.
Publisher Criterion Collection, 2011.
DVD ed., full screen version.
1 videodisc (107 min.) : si., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR PHA
Summary The last person to die on New Year's Eve before the clock strikes twelve is doomed to take the reins of Death's chariot and work tirelessly collecting fresh souls for the next year. So says the legend that drives the Phantom Carriage, about an alcoholic, abusive ne'er-do-well who is shown the error of his ways and the pure-of-heart Salvation Army sister who believes in his redemption.

Utomlennye solnt͡sem. T͡Sitadelʹ / 2, [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Mikhalkov, Nikita,
Publisher Russian Cinema Council, [2011] ©2011
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (158 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN RUS BUR 2
Summary "The final part of Mikhalkov's trilogy about Divisional Commander Kotov finds him returning home during World War II having been betrayed, narrowly escaped execution for treason and nearly reduced to dust in a prison camp. Only to discover that everything has changed and he will have to fight again for his name, for his honor, and for his love."--IMDb.com.

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

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

Ajami [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Copti, Scandar, 1975-
Publisher Kino International, c2010.
[Widescreen].
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR AJA
Summary Shakespearian in its scope and themes; revenge, loyalty, hope and despair, draws us into the lives of two brothers fearing assassination; a young refugee working illegally to cover his mother's medical expenses; a cop obsessed with finding his missing brother. Through this dramatic collision of different worlds, we witness cultural and religious tensions simmering beneath the surface and the tragic consequences of enemies living as neighbors.

Noemie le secret [DVD videorecording] = Noémie the secret

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Larouche, Christian.
Publisher Crystal Films Distribution, 2010.
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE NOE
Summary A little girl who is curious about everything learns about a treasure hidden in an apartment with the help of a map and a kindly neighbor named Mrs. Lumbago.

Vincere [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Mezzogiorno, Giovanna, 1974-
Publisher IFC Films : MPI Media Group [distributor], c2010.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA VIN
Summary About fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and the woman he loved. Ida Dalser was scorned, denounced, and then written out of history. Mussolini's rise to power and Dalser's descent into an insane asylum are tragic counterpoints in a doomed romance. Dalser may have been written off at the time, but Bellocchio and Mezzogiorno allow her a final, unexpected triumph in this cinematic masterwork.

The warlords [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Chen, Kexin, 1962-
Publisher Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2010.
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI WAR
Summary This lavish historical epic is set in the midst of war and political upheaval during the Taiping Rebellion of the 1860s.

The Sicilian girl [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Amenta, Marco, 1970-
Publisher Music Box Films, 2010, c2008.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA SIC
Summary Dramatic retelling of the story of Rita Atria, a 17-year-old Sicilian girl whose father and brother were both Mafia members (and victims) who breaks the vow of silence that enshrouds that world, and gives evidence to famed anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino. Her life is on the line from that moment on.

Skirt day [DVD videorecording] = La journée de la jupe

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Lilienfeld, Jean-Paul.
Publisher Cinema Epoch, c2010.
[Widescreen].
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE SKI
Summary A fascinating psychological study and a socio-critical investigation. Sonia Bergerac is a teacher at a tough junior high. Despite the principal's warnings, she wears a skirt to work. She simply wants to teach her class but the insults are just too much. Scared and taking antidepressants, Sonia finds a gun in a bag belonging to one of her students. She takes her class hostage so she can finally teach a proper lesson on Moliere.

Lennon naked [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Coulthard, Edmund.
Publisher Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc. ; Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, [2010]
[Widescreen].
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI LEN
Summary One of the most enduring and enigmatic figures of the 20th century, John Lennon. One quarter of the 'Fab Four, ' peace activist, visual artist, and author, he was a man whose personal life was never short on drama, intrigue, and, eventually, conspiracy. Thirty years after his death, this film presents an inside look at the hugely popular musician as he moved from a Beatle to an icon.

John Rabe [DVD videorecording]

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Gallenberger, Florian.
Publisher Strand Releasing, 2010.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (134 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER JOH
Summary Tells the story of a German businessman who rescued more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanking Massacre in China by courageously negotiating a safety zone to protect innocent civilians from the Japanese Army. Drawing from John Rabe's 1937 diaries as source material, Florian Gallenberger has crafted a portrait of a man revered as a saint in China to this day and yet never rewarded for his courage during his lifetime.

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