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The knowledge : a Richard Jury mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 03:38
by Grimes, Martha,
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press, 2018.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
364 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M GRI
Summary "In the latest series outing, The Knowledge, the Scotland Yard detective nearly meets his match in a Baker Street Irregulars-like gang of kids and a homicide case that reaches into east Africa. Robbie Parsons is one of London's finest, a black cab driver who knows every street, every theater, every landmark in the city by heart. In his backseat is a man with a gun in his hand--a man who brazenly committed a crime in front of the Artemis Club, a rarefied art gallery-cum-casino, then jumped in and ordered Parsons to drive. As the criminal eventually escapes to Nairobi, Detective Superintendent Richard Jury comes across the case in the Saturday paper. Two days previously, Jury had met and instantly connected with one of the victims of the crime, a professor of astrophysics at Columbia and an expert gambler. Feeling personally affronted, Jury soon enlists Melrose Plant, Marshall Trueblood, and his whole gang of merry characters to contend with a case that takes unexpected turns into Tanzanian gem mines, a closed casino in Reno, Nevada, and a pub that only London's black cabbies, those who have "the knowledge," can find"--

Labyrinth of lies [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Ricciarelli, Giulio,
Publisher Sony Pictures Classics, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 123 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER LAB
Summary Germany 1958. In those years, "Auschwitz" was a word that some people had never heard of, and others wanted to forget as quickly as possible. Against the will of his immediate superior, young prosecutor Johann Radmann (Alexander Fehling) begins to examine the case of a recently identified teacher who was a former Auschwitz guard. Radmann soon lands in a web of repression and denial, but also of idealization. He devotes himself with utmost commitment to his new task and is resolved to find out what really happened. He oversteps boundaries, falls out with friends, colleagues and allies, and is sucked deeper and deeper into a labyrinth of lies and guilt in his search for the truth. But what he ultimately brings to light will change the country forever.

Victoria [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Schipper, Sebastian, 1968-
Publisher Adopt Films, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER VIC
Summary Victoria, a young woman from Madrid, meets four local Berliners outside a nightclub. Sonne and his friends promise to show her a good time and the real side of the city. But these lads are in trouble and they owe someone a dangerous favor that requires repaying that evening. As Victoria's flirtation with Sonne deepens into something more, he convinces her to come along for the ride. As the night takes on an ever more menacing character, what started out as a good time quickly spirals out of control.

The innocents [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Fontaine, Anne,
Publisher Music Box Films, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (115 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE INN
Summary Warsaw, December 1945: the Second World War is finally over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic one night begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy.

Remembrance [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Justice, Anna,
Publisher Corinth Films : Film Movement, [2016]
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER REM
Summary In a daring escape Tomasz, a young Polish political prisoner, rescues his Jewish fiancée Hannah. With the Nazis in pursuit, Hannah and Tomasz make their way into hiding. Chaos ensues, the two are torn apart and each becomes convinced that the other is lost.

My golden days [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Desplechin, Arnaud
Publisher Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 124 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE MY
Summary The story of Paul Dédalus, an anthropologist preparing to leave Tajikistan. Reflecting on his life, he has a series of flashbacks starting from his childhood in Roubaix; his mother's attacks of madness, his father's alienating depression. He remembers a student trip to the USSR, where a clandestine mission led him to offer up his own identity for a young Russian, whom he considered a phantom twin for the remainder of his life. Finally, he remembers University life and returning home to his shifting circle of friends. Most of all, he remembers Esther, the love of his life.

Borderless [DVD videorecording] = Bedone marz

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Asgari, Amirhossein,
Publisher Olive Films, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (102 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR BOR
Summary A young boy lives alone on an abandoned ship harbored along the stretch of an unnamed war-torn border. The boy's solitary existence is torn apart when a young refugee appears in search of shelter, carrying an infant.

The casual vacancy [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Campbell, Jonny,
Publisher Warner Home Video, [2015]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (182 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI CAS
Summary Pagford is a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty facade, however, is a town at war: rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils. Pagford is not what it first seems.

Bajrangi bhaijaan [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Khan, Kabir
Publisher Eros International, [2015]
Widescreen edition
1 videodisc (153 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND BAJ
Summary A five year old girl from Pakistan gets separated from her mother at an Indian railway station. Lost and hungry she finds shelter at the home of Pavan, an ardent devotee of Hanuman, who sets out on a quest to unite the child with her parents against all odds.

Of girls and horses [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Treut, Monika,
Publisher Wolfe Video, LLC, [2015] ©2015
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (82 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER OF
Summary Sent away by her mother to a horse farm in the country, Alex keeps up her bad girl ways but is gradually enamored with the horses and with the resident lesbian riding instructor, Nina who is taking a break from her partner Christine. As Nina maintains her boundaries and tries to help Alex find purpose and maturity at this crucial moment in her life, the arrival of privileged young equestrian Kathy presents new challenges and opportunities for Alex as she grapples with her longing for love and connection in this beautiful drama.

Crazy beautiful you [DVD Videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Cruz-Alviar, Mae,
Publisher Star Home Video, [2015]
International edition.
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR CRA
Summary Wild child Jackie is sent to work in a medical mission camp in Tarlac after crashing her car during a drag race. There, she meets Kiko, and the two eventually fall in love. However, Kiko's older brother Marcus also loves Jackie, and Marcus wants Kiko to stand aside.

Die Brücke = The bridge [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Wicki, Bernhard, 1919-2000,
Publisher The Criterion Collection, 2015.
DVD edition.
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER BRI
Summary The first major antiwar film to come out of Germany after World War II, as well as the nation's first postwar film to be widely shown internationally, even securing an Oscar nomination. Set near the end of the war, it follows a group of teenage boys in a small town as they contend with everyday matters like school, girls, and parents, before enlisting as soldiers and being forced to defend their home turf in a confused, terrifying battle.

A young doctor's notebook [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Radcliffe, Daniel, 1989-
Publisher BBC, [2014]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI YOU
Summary It's 1917, on the eve of the Russian Revolution, and a young doctor (Radcliffe) arrives in the middle of the night to lead an eerie, back-woods hospital. Fresh from med school, he is completely unprepared for the bizarre people and alarming medical maladies that face him, so, in an unexpected twist, he turns to his older self (Hamm) for advice. It's a fascinating, dark and original comedy with two of Hollywood's leading talents that surprises and entertains in a wholly unique way.

Faust [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Sokurov, Aleksandr, 1951-
Publisher Kino Lorber, [2014] ©2014
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER FAU
Summary Heinrich Faust desires enlightenment. He seeks to understand the very nature of life and how the world goes round. Driven by his thirst for knowledge, he unearths corpses and rummages in their guts in search of the soul. He soon meets the racketeer Mauricius, who takes him to the twilight zones of their small town. In a bath house, his attention is caught by the young Margarete, also known as "Gretchen". Later, the two new friends are entangled in a pub brawl, during which Faust accidentally kills Gretchen's brother. Faust becomes obsessed with Gretchen, who seems to embody the beauty of blooming life. He indulges himself in thinking that studying her would be reasonable as a part of his research about what makes all the difference between life and death.

Copper. Season two [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Fontana, Tom, 1951-
Publisher Distributed by Warner Bros. Home Video, [2014] ©2014
Widescreen.
3 videodiscs (approximately 585 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI COP 2
Summary Set in New York City on the brink of Lincoln's assassination, Detective Kevin Corcoran struggles to tame the wartime metropolis while wrestling with personal demons, including the betrayal of his wife and best friend. And when Tammany Hall's outspoken General Brendan Donovan, returns from the Civil War to restore law and order in the Sixth Ward, loyalties will be bought and sold both uptown and in the slums of the Five Points as Corcoran, and those around him, fight to find their places in an unforgiving city.

Goliyon ki raasleela Ram-Leela [videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Bhansali, Sanjay Leela.
Publisher Eros International, 2014.
[Widescreen ed.]
2 videodiscs (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND GOL
Summary The film is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set in violent times. Boy and girl from warring factions love one another. Do they live happily ever after?

Two lives [DVD videorecording] = Zwei leben

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Maas, Georg,
Publisher MPI Media Group, [2014]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (99 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER TWO
Summary Europe 1990. The Berlin Wall has just crumbled: Katrine, raised in East Germany, but now living in Norway for the last 20 years, is a "war child." The result of a romance between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during World War II. She enjoys a happy family life with her mother, her husband, daughter and granddaughter. But when a lawyer asks her and her mother to testify in a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of the war children, she resists.

Simon and the oaks [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Ohlin, Lisa, 1960-
Publisher RLJ Entertainment, [2014]
Widescreen
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR SIM
Summary "In the years leading up to World War II, two families who seemingly could't be more different find that they have more in common than they could have imagined. Simon is a bookish dreamer from a working-class family in rural Sweden; Isak is the son of wealthy Jewish immigrants fleeing religious persecution in Berlin. While Simon yearns for the music, literature and art that are part of Isak's daily life, Isak finds comfort and security in Simon's more rustic existence. When Isak's family needs to find refuge from the anti-Semitism building in Sweden, the two families slowly merge, connecting in unexpected ways that threaten to both bring them closer together, and tear them apart. Suspenseful, moving and inspiring"

Stalingrad [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Tilkin, Ilya,
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2014]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN RUS STA
Summary An epic look at the battle that turned the tide of World War II. A band of determined Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there. The scale of the battle contrasts dramatically with the human drama of the Russian soldiers, the few remaining civilians and their invaders into Stalingrad.

On the job [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Matti, Erik,
Publisher Well Go USA, [2014] ©2014
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 116 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR ON
Summary When a prominent drug dealer is murdered, Sergeant Acosta (Joey Marquez) and Federal agent Francis (Piolo Pascual) lead the investigation, but the trail goes immediately cold. What they discover is a conspiracy of massive scale. The killers (Joel Torre and Gerald Anderson) are inmates, temporarily released from jail as assassins before returning to incarceration.

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