Foreign Films

Train of life [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Mihaileanu, Radu.
Publisher Olive Films, c2012.
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE TRA
Summary The year is 1941, and a tiny Jewish community in France is faced with some shocking news: the Nazis are coming. But Shlomo, the not-so-foolish village idiot, has a plan; before the Germans can dispatch them to camps, the townspeople will 'deport' themselves--to freedom. In a daring race against time, they build their own train and, masquerading as Nazis and their prisoners, attempt one of the greatest escapes in history.

Les enfants du paradis [DVD videorecording] = Children of paradise

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Carné, Marcel,
Publisher Criterion Collection, [2012]
Full screen ; Two-DVD special ed.
2 videodiscs (190 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (40 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE CHI
Summary A story which revolves around theater in 19th century Paris, and the love between the mime Debureau and the beautiful courtesan Garance who is also loved by an aristocrat, a criminal, and an actor.

Headhunters [DVD videorecording] = Hodejegerne

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Tyldum, Morten,
Publisher Distributed by Magnolia Home Entertainment, c2012.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR HEA
Summary Roger, an accomplished headhunter by day and art thief when opportunity knocks, decides to risk it all to get his hands on an extremely valuable painting, and in doing so discovers something which makes him a hunted man.

Laddaland [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Sangkapreecha, Saharath.
Publisher Millennium Entertainment, [2012]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR LAD
Summary Based on the true story of a gated community that was shut down after a series of mysterious deaths and paranormal occurrences. When a family moves to Ladda Land, an upscale housing development with large, beautiful homes, they discover life in their new neighborhood isn't so perfect as they encounter a series of terrifying, paranormal events that drives them to the edge of insanity.

A cat in Paris [DVD videorecording] = Une vie de chat

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Felicioli, Jean-Loup.
Publisher New Video, c2012.
1 videodisc (ca. 62 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE CAT
Summary In Paris, a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar's aide must come to the rescue of Zoe, the little girl he lives with, after she falls into a gangster's clutches.

Tomboy [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Siamma, Céline.
Publisher Wolfe Video LLC, c2012.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE TOM
Summary Laure is 10 years old and a tomboy. On arrival in a new neighborhood, she lets Lisa and her crowd believe that she is a boy. Summer becomes a big playground and Laure pretends to be "Mikael", a boy like the others, different enough to get the attention of Lisa, who falls in love with him. Laure takes advantage of her new identity as if the end of the summer would never reveal her unsettling secret.

The time that remains [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Gentile, Michael.
Publisher IFC Films, [2012]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR TIM
Summary A humorous, heartbreaking film that explores life among the Israeli Arab community, shot largely in homes and places in which Elia Suleiman's family once lived. Inspired by his father's diaries, letters his mother sent to family members who had fled the Israeli occupation, and the director's own recollections, the film recounts the saga of the filmmaker's family in subtly hilarious vignettes.

The cave of the yellow dog [DVD videorecording] = Höhle des gelben Hundes

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Byambasuren, Davaa, 1971-
Publisher Palisades Tartan Film Acquisitions, [2012]
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR CAV
Summary A little girl in a family of nomads in Mongolia finds herself at odds with her family when she brings home a dog her father is certain killed their sheep, and he will not allow her to keep it.

Casa de mi padre [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Steele, Andrew (Screenwriter)
Publisher Lionsgate, 2012.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN SPA CAS
Summary Armando Alvarez has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch faces financial strains, Armando's younger brother Raul shows up and pledges to settle all his father's debts. It seems that Raul's success as an international businessman means the ranch's troubles are over, but when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul's business dealings turn out to be less than legit, the Alvarez family finds themselves in a full-out war with Mexico's most feared drug lord.

Quill [DVD videorecording] : the life of a guide dog

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Sai, Yōichi, 1949-
Publisher Music Box Films, c2012.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP QUI
Summary The story of a yellow lab retriever guide dog for the blind named Quill. We follow Quill from the litter, his selection to become a guide, and his life with a foster family until his first birthday, followed by highly specialized schooling in guiding the sightless. He is paired with a blind man who is at first reluctant to rely on Quill. But Quill's great patience, gentleness, and skill eventually win him over and they become inseparable friends.

Anita [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Carnevale, Marcos.
Publisher Menemsha Films, [2012]
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN SPA ANI
Summary The story of a young woman with Down syndrome who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother Dora. One tragic morning in 1994, everything changes when Anita is left alone, confused and helpless after the nearby Argentine Israelite Mutual Association is bombed. As Anita wanders through the city, she learns not only to care for herself, but touches the lives of those around her, from an alcoholic to a family of Asian immigrants.

The first beautiful thing [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Virzì, Paolo.
Publisher Palisades Tartan, 2012.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA FIR
Summary Returning home to his dying mother, Bruno discovers the sacrifices she made raising him and his sister and recalls her lessons in finding the joy in life.

Human failure [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Verhoeven, Michael, 1938-
Publisher Menemsha Films, 2012.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER 943.5318 HUM
Summary The expropriation of assets from German Jews, during the Third Reich, benefitted virtually every other German citizen. It was not only the Gestapo who invaded Jewish residences in order to confiscate all property from bank accounts to the last item of clothing, it was the German tax officials. A bizarre competition evolved between bureaucrats as to how to organize the robbery of the Jews before they were expelled, or sent to their deaths. Larger assets went to the tax office, smaller goods were sold to friends and neighbors in public auctions of “non-Aryan” property.

Miss Minoes [DVD videorecording].

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Houten, Carice van, 1976-
Publisher Music Box Films, c2012.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR MIS
Summary Miss Minoes is a cat who is transformed into a young woman and befriends Tibbe, a shy, bumbling reporter for the local paper. Miss Minoes, still recognized as a cat by neighborhood felines despite her new appearance, organizes them into a news-gathering service and helps Tibbe become a star reporter. He soon turns investigative and discovers that the popular chairman of the 'Club For Friends of Animals' and boss of a nearby factory has evil plans.

Monsieur Lazhar [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Dery, Luc.
Publisher Music Box Films, c2012.
Widescreen
1 videodisc (94 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE MON
Summary At a Montreal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

My afternoons with Margueritte [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Depardieu, Gérard, 1948-
Publisher Cohen Media Group : Distributed by New Video Group, 2012.
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE MY
Summary Germain, a nearly illiterate fifty-something man who is considered the idiot of his small French town, meets elderly Margueritte, who is articulate and highly intelligent, and, through their afternoon visits and friendship, Germain begins to realize he is smarter than he thought.

Footnote [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Mandil, David.
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2012]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR FOO
Summary Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.

The dirty picture [DVD videorecording] = Ḍha ḍirṭī pikcar

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Luthria, Milan.
Publisher Shemaroo Entertainment, 2012.
[Widescreen ed.]
1 videodisc (ca. 145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND DIR
Summary Imagine a make-up girl who became an extra and then the most wanted heroine of the early 80s. Chronicling the meteoric rise and steep fall of an erstwhile screen sensation, The dirty picture is set against the colorful and entertaining backdrop of the south film industry of the 80s. The quintessential siren, Silk, knew her audiences, and it didn't seem like anything would stop the firecely ambitious starlet, till it did, in the shape of unrequited love. To the world, she was the queen of sensuality. But at heart, Silk was just another woman craving true love. An unfortunate encounter with deceit and infidelity led to dire consequences.

Le Havre [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Kaurismäki, Aki, 1957-
Publisher Criterion Collection, c2012.
Widescreen ; director approved two-DVD special ed.
2 videodiscs (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 p. ; col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE LE
Summary Marcel Marx, an old bohemian living in the French harbor city of Le Havre, stands up for a young African refugee when officials begin to pursue the boy for deportation.

The salt of life [DVD videorecording]

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:29
by Di Gregorio, Gianni.
Publisher [Distributed by] Zeitgeist Films, c2012.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA SAL
Summary A middle-aged retiree has become invisible to all the women of Rome, regardless of age or relation. He contends with a demanding mother; a patronizing wife; a slacker daughter; and a wild party-girl neighbor who uses him, as a dog walker. Watching his codger friends snare beautiful young girlfriends on the sun-kissed cobblestones of Trastevere, Giovanni tries his polite, utterly gracious best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life, with both hilarious and poignant results.

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