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The flat [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Goldfinger, Arnon, 1963-
Publisher Distributed by MPI Home Video, 2013.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER 940.5318 FLA
Summary Filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger travels to Tel Aviv to clean out the apartment of his recently-deceased German-born Jewish grandmother. As he is cleaning out her belongings he finds evidence that his grandmother and her husband were good friends with Leopold von Mildenstein, a leading official in the Nazi propaganda ministry and remained friends with him following World War II. Disturbed by the knowledge that his Jewish grandparents had a close relationship with a Nazi following the Holocaust, Goldfinger begins an unsettling journey into his family's history and discovers that knowing the truth can be a terrible burden. The Flat is a real-life suspense story about how the past can return to haunt the present.

Kon-Tiki [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Sandberg, Espen.
Publisher Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2012
Widescreen.
2 videodiscs (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR KON
Summary Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea to settle on Polynesian islands. After gathering financing for the trip with loans and donations, they set off on an epic 101-day-long journey across eight thousand kilometers, all while the world was watching. This feature film is based on Heyerdahl's life story.

Les soeurs Brontë [DVD videorecording] = The Brontë sisters

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Adjani, Isabelle, 1955-
Publisher Cohen Media Group, 2013
Widescreen
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE BRO
Summary In a remote English village, three sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, live a simple life with their brother, Branwell, and their father, the pastor Patrick Bronte. Although compelled to take posts as governesses or private tutors, the four siblings nurture their artistic aspirations. Branwell's poems begin to interest other writers and each of the sisters publishes a successful novel. The family's good fortune, however, is short lived, and soon tragedy strikes.

Pierre Etaix [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Étaix, Pierre, 1928-2016
Publisher The Criterion Collection, c2013.
Director-approved special edition.
3 videodiscs (454 min.): sd., col/b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE PIE
Summary The following films were influened by Pierre Etaix's experience as a circus acrobat, clown, and by the silent film comedies he adored.

Rust and bone [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Audiard, Jacques.
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2013.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE RUS
Summary Ali and his son depart Belgium for Antibes to reside with his sister and her husband. Ali's connection with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, intensifies when she endures a horrific accident.

Fill the Void [DVD videorecording] = Lemale et ha'chalal

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Burshtein, Rama, 1967-
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2013.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR FIL
Summary A devout 18-year-old Israeli is pressured to marry the husband of her late sister. Declaring her independence is not an option in Tel Aviv's ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community, where religious law, tradition and the rabbi's word are absolute.

One more try [DVD Videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Santos-Concio, Charo,
Publisher Star Recording, 2013. ABS-CBN Int'l (North America), [2013] ©2013.
Uncut version ; International edition.
1 videodisc (DVD) (102 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 inches.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR ONE
Summary "For her ailing son to be healed, Grace (Angel Locsin) needs to reconnect with Edward (Dingdong Dantes), the biological father. This daunting process of saving her son's life slowly destroys their respective current relationships. Edward's wife Jacq (Angelica Panganiban) is becoming paranoid of this returning old flame of her husband. On the other hand, Grace's ever supportive boyfriend Tristan (Zanjoe Marudo) gradually doubts his significance in her life"--container.

Largo Winch [DVD videorecording] : the heir apparent

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Rappeneau, Julien.
Publisher Music Box Films, c2012.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE HEI
Summary When billionaire financier Nerio Winch and head of the W Group is murdered, his second in command must locate his only heir, a heretofore unknown adopted son, Largo. But first the heir, a twenty-something adventurer, must overcome an onslaught of drug traffickers, assassins, corporate raiders and double-dealing insiders to fulfill his destiny in this twisty, fast-paced corporate thriller.

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

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

The first beautiful thing [DVD videorecording]

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

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
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].

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

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

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

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

In darkness [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Holland, Agnieszka, 1948-
Publisher Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2012]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (144 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POL IN
Summary Leopold Socha is a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland. One day he encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the town's sewers beneath the bustling activity of the city above. What starts out as a straightforward and cynical business arrangement turns into something very unexpected, the unlikely alliance between Socha and the Jews as the enterprise seeps deeper into Socha's conscience.

Little girl [DVD videorecording] = La pivellina

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Frimmel, Rainer, 1971-
Publisher First Run Features, [2012]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA LIT
Summary A captivating tale of people at the margins of society who open their hearts to a stranger. In a run-down park on the outskirts of Rome, a two-year-old girl is discovered and taken in by a family of hard-luck circus performers. A note from a desperate mother reveals little about who she is or why she was left. As the bond grows between the girl and her surrogate family, this naturalistic drama becomes a revealing and soulful portrait of courage and discrimination, and of loss and togetherness.

Tomboy [DVD videorecording]

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

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

I wish [DVD videorecording] = Kiseki

Foreign Films - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:34
by Koreeda, Hirokazu, 1962-
Publisher [Distributed by] Magnolia Home Entertainment, c2012.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP I
Summary Twelve-year-old Koichi, separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, begins to believe that Japan's new bullet train service will create a miracle when the first trains pass each other at top speed, and enlists a group of friends on an improbable mission.

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