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Fiorile [DVD videorecording] = Wild flower

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Volpi, Grazia.
Publisher Distributed by Koch Entertainment, [2008]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (8 p.)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA FIO
Summary The Benedetti family has been haunted by a curse for generations. On a long drive to visit their reclusive grandfather in Tuscany, Luigi Benedetti tells his children the mysterious story of their ancestors. It is a tragic tale filled with forbidden love, passion, vengeance and betrayal.

Dam Street [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Fang, Li.
Publisher First Run Features, [2008]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI DAM
Summary During a time of rigid moral code in China, a sixteen year old girl living in a small riverside town discovers she is pregnant. The community is stunned, her family loses face and she and her boyfriend are expelled from their school. In the aftermath, her boyfriend leaves her and she is forced to put her child up for adoption. Ten years later, she is working as a singer in a local song and dance troupe. Her only friend is a young boy who protects her from the critical eyes of the community. A marriage proposal probes the limits of their friendship and the depth of her unresolved past.

The band's visit [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Ratzkovsky, Eilon.
Publisher Sony Pictures Classics : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2008.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR BAN
Summary The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives in Israel from Egypt for a cultural event. Once there, they find the expected delegation is not there to meet them. Arrangements to get to their destination of Petah Tiqva have not been taken care of either. They find their own ride and arrive instead at the remote town of Beit Hatikva. Stuck there until the next morning's bus, the band, lead by the repressed Tawfiq Zacharaya, gets help from the worldly lunch owner, Dina, who offers to put them up for the night. As the band settles in the best it can, each of the members attempts to get along with the natives in their own way. What follows is a special night of quiet happenings and confessions as the band makes its own impact on the town and the town on them.

The willow tree [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Majīdī, Majīd, 1959-
Publisher New Yorker Video, [2008]
[Widescreen]
1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR WIL
Summary A blind university professor's sight is restored miraculously by a clinic.

My boy Jack [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Casey, Michael.
Publisher BBC Video : 2 Entertain Video Limited ; Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2008.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI MY
Summary It's 1914 and the British Empire's greatest supporter, Rudyard Kipling, is at the peak of his literary fame. Kipling's son, Jack, is determined to play his part in the immiment war with Germany but finds himself rejected due to his poor eyesight. Kipling uses his influence to land Jack a commission in the Irish Guards. Kipling's wife, Caroline, is bitterly upset, failing to see the glory in losing her only son to the war. How will the great writer, torn between his two greatest passions--devotion to King and Country and love for his family--justify the consequences of his actions to himself and his wife?

State of play [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Yates, David, 1963-
Publisher BBC Video ; Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2008.
Widescreen.
2 videodiscs (350 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI STA
Summary The murder of an ambitious politician's researcher leads journalist Cal McCaffrey to uncover a complex thriller revealing the links between government and big business.

The diving bell and the butterfly [DVD videorecording] = Scaphandre et le papillon

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Kennedy, Kathleen, 1954-
Publisher Touchstone Home Entertainment, [2008]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE DIV
Summary The French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.

Horizontal landscape [DVD videorecording] = Pejzaz horyzontalny

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Kidawa, Janusz.
Publisher Polart Distribution : Facets Video, [2008]
Full screen version.
1 videodisc (ca. 86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POL HOR
Summary Three construction workers live together in a tiny private apartment while building a new factory. Their foreman, Lolecki, is supposed to be supervising the production line, but instead he abuses his position by neglecting his responsibilities.

Persepolis [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Rigault, Xavier.
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2008.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE PER
Summary In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witnesses first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study. This change proves an equally difficult trial for Marji and finds herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and her homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.

Romeo & Juliet-- get married [DVD videorecording] = O casamento de Romeu x Julieta

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Barreto, Lucy.
Publisher Life Size Entertainment, [2008]
[Widescreen ed.]
1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POR ROM
Summary An ophthalmologist is obsessed with the Corinthians football team. When he falls for the daughter of the rival team's club president, he pretends he loves their team in order to get the girl. What happens when the plans fall through and he's found out?

Kilometre zero [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Georges, Emilie.
Publisher First Run Features, [2008]
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR KIL
Summary A Kurdish soldier and an Iraqi taxi driver work together to return the body of a fallen soldier to his family, who happen to live on the other side of the country.

Lust, caution [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Kong, Bill.
Publisher Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
[NC-17 version], widescreen version.
1 videodisc (159 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI LUS
Summary Set in Japanese-occupied Shanghai, a young woman finds herself swept up in a radical plot to assassinate a ruthless and secretive intelligence agent. As she immerses herself in her role as a cosmopolitan seductress, she becomes entangled in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue, love and betrayal.

Batad [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Acedillo, Vic, Jr.
Publisher Cinequest, [2008]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR BAT
Summary A boy becomes obsessed with owning a pair of everyday trekking boots. While his father fights to preserve the endangered rice terraces in the adjoining village, he labors in the city selling produce to support his family. Exposed to city life, the boy decides to escape his rural background and win the heart of the girl he loves. He intends on doing this by proving he has what it takes to obtain the boots.

13 Tzameti [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Babluani, Gela.
Publisher Palm Pictures, [2007]
Widescreen
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE THI
Summary A young man struggling to support his family takes a package from a neighbor that promises wealth beyond his belief. When he follows the instructions on the package, he finds himself in a game that he might not make it out of alive.

After the wedding [DVD videorecording] = Efter brylluppet

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Jørgensen, Sisse Graum.
Publisher Genius Products, c2007.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR AFT
Summary Jacob runs a struggling orphanage in one of India's poorest regions. Desperate to save an orphanage from closing, he returns to Denmark to meet Jorgen, a wealthy businessman and potential benefactor. What appears to be nothing more than a friendly gesture to attend a wedding sets in motion an increasingly devastating series of surprises, revelations, and confessions that will forever change their lives.

Fires on the plain [DVD videorecording] = Nobi

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Ichikawa, Kon, 1915-2008.
Publisher Janus Films : Criterion Collection [distributor], c2007.
Special ed., widescreen version.
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (17 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP FIR
Summary In this Japanese anti-war film, acts of cannibalism bring home the terrifying brutality of war. Japanese troops are in retreat in the Philippines. Supplies run out and discipline crumbles.

Black book [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Beker, Jeroen.
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (146 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR BLA
Summary A young Jewish girl hides out from the Nazi's during World War II in The Netherlands. After her hiding place is literally blown, she escapes with her rescuer, a young sailer. That same night, as she is hiding with the sailer, she is warned by the Dutch resistance that their hiding place has been located by the Germans. The next day they take off toward the liberated areas. That night the boat sails into a trap set by the Germans. Rachel escapes and joins the resistance. Under the false name Ellis de Vries she meets SS-hauptsturmführer Ludwig Muntze on a train smuggling weapons. She goes to his head quarters to meet him again and gain his trust. He soons falls for her and joins his office as a spy. But when someone within the resistance betrays her, she is now seen as an enemy betraying both sides. All that's left to do is run with the man she learned to love and find a way to prove her innocence by finding the real betrayer.

The taste of tea [DVD videorecording] = Cha no aji

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Takida, Kazuto.
Publisher Viz Pictures, [2007]
1 videodisc (143 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP TAS
Summary The Harunos are a rather unconvential, but happy and loving family. Eight-year-old Sachiko is bothered by her own giant-sized double, who hangs around sitting on buildings staring at her. Her older brother, Hajime, privately wrestles with raging hormones and a love-struck crush on a pretty new classmate. Mom struggles to come out of retirement as an animator and Dad is a professional hypnotist who occasionally plies his trade on his own family. Throw in 2 uncles and an eccentric grandfather and there is a unique blend of a family tackling the universal themes of time, family and life.

Le vieil homme et l'enfant [DVD videorecording] = The two of us

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Hunebelle, André.
Publisher Criterion Collection, 2007.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE TWO
Summary A Jewish boy living in Nazi-occupied Paris is sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France's liberation. Forced to hide his identity, eight-year-old Claude bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa, who improbably becomes his friend and confidant.

The valet [DVD videorecording] = La doublure

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Veber, Francis.
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE VAL
Summary Pierre Levasseur is an important CEO who is photographed with his lover, Elena, a world-famous model. In an attempt to salvage his marriage, he tries to convince his wife that Elena is not his lover, but that of François Pignon, the porter who was passing by and ended up on the photograph. To make his story believable, Levasseur convinces Pignon and Elena to move in together and to pretend to be a couple. Things get more complicated when this creates tensions between Pignon and his former flatmate Richard and his love interest Émilie. Ultimately, Levasseur's wife discovers the truth and decides to play games with her husband.

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