New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

March 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Bareilly ki barfi [videorecording]

March 19, 2018
Mumbai : Ultra Media Entertainment, 2017.
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, Rajkummar Rao.
Special features: Making of the film.
Set in the small-town of Bareilly, Bitti is a free-spirited young girl who lives life on her own terms and refuses to be pressured into getting married. Her life takes a shift when she meets Chirag Dubey and Pritam Vidrohi.

Divine order

March 19, 2018
New York, NY : Zeitgeist Films, [2018]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
It is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women, were still denied the right to vote. When unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town's suffragette movement. Her newfound celebrity brings humiliation, threats, and the potential end to her marriage.

BPM (Beats per minute)

March 2, 2018
[Place of publication not identified] : Memento Films , [2017]
1 videodisc (143 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adele Haenel.
Title from disc label.
In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists go to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group's radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.

The teacher

February 19, 2018
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Zuzana Mauréry, Csongor Kassai, Zuzana Konecna, Tamara Fischer, Martin Havelka, Éva Bandor, Oliver Oswald, Peter Bebjak, Richard Labuda, Ina Gogalova, Monika Certezni.
Widescreen (1.78:1)
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Bonus short film: Sacrilage / directed by Christophe M. Saber (2017) (15 min.).
In 1983, students and parents at a suburban Bratislava middle school must decide whether to go against new teacher Miss Drazdechova, a high-ranking official of the Communist Party who is tying pupils' grades to how helpful their families can be with favors.

A gentleman [videorecording] : sundar susheel risky

February 16, 2018
Mumbai : Ultra Media Entertainment, 2017.
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Suniel Shetty, Darshan Kumar.
Special features: Meet Gaurav; Meet Rishi; Jacqueline's pole dance; SID hand to hand; Jackie in action; making of the film.
Gaurav dreams of settling down with Kavya, the woman of his dreams, but she prefers a man who's more adventurous and willing to take risks.

Brotherhood of blades II : the infernal battlefield

February 12, 2018
[Plano, Texas] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chang Chen, Yang Mi, Zhang Yi, Xin Zhlei.
Title from disc label.
"An imperial guard searches for the truth behind a conspiracy that framed him and his parents. The proof of his innocence lies with a wanted woman named Bei Zhai... but will she reveal what she knows? In this intense prequel to Brotherhood of Blades, the only thing he can truly trust is his sword."--Container.

Do it like an hombre = Hazlo como hombre

February 9, 2018
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mauricio Ochmann, Alfonso Dosal, Aislinn Derbez, Humberto Busto, Ignacia Allamand, Ariel Levy.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Raul, Eduardo and Santiago have led a happy and masculine life from their childhood, until one day, Santiago confesses to them that he is gay. Raul, the alpha male and more homophobic of the three, will try to convince his friend that his is nothing more than a simple sexual confusion, until, when the situation becomes unsustainable, Eduardo and Raul will leave aside their prejudices and decide to help Santiago to venture into his new gay life.

Jagga Jasoos

February 8, 2018
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (162 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saswata Chatterjee.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
The story of Jagga Jasoos evolves around the case of Purulia Arms Drop, a political and military incident, which took place in the year 1995. Nowadays Jagga, a gifted teenage detective, along with a female companion is on a quest to find his missing father.

Viva la libertà

January 30, 2018
[United States] : Distrib Films, [2017]
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Toni Servillo, Valerio Mastandrea, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
As the national election approaches, Enrico Oliveri has plummeted in the polls and his supporters and adversaries alike begin to acknowledge his impending downfall. Unwilling to face the failure of his party and his nation, Oliveri vanishes. In a desperate move, the party leadership seeks out Oliveri's look-alike twin brother, Giovanni Ernani, a prolific author and philosopher who is freshly released from an insane asylum.

The square

January 26, 2018
1 videodisc (ca. 151 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Claes Bang.
Title from disc.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
Christian is the respecte curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is 'the Square', an installation which invites passerby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian's foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for 'the Square'. The response is overblown and sends Christain, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.


January 26, 2018
1 videodisc (108 min.) : digital, optical ; 4 3/4 in.
Ricardo Darin, Javier Cámara, Dolores Fonzi.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Julián has decided to forgo treatment and spend his final days tying up loose ends. When childhood friend Tomás pays his ailing friend an unexpected visit, he quickly realizes he won't be able to change Julián's mind. In what will be their final reunion, the two friends set out to finalize Julián's funeral arrangements, settle his accounts and, most importantly, find a home for his beloved dog, Truman.

The woman who left = Ang babaeng humayo

January 22, 2018
© 2018
1 videodisc (228 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
Charo Santos, John Lloyd Cruz, Michael De Mesa, Shamine Centenera-Buencamino.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: Booklet essay by Gil Quito; trailer.
After 30 years in prison, Horcia discovers that her friend and fellow inmate committed the murder of which she was accused. This leads to her release and the transformative discovery of the man who framed her.


January 18, 2018
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing Home Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Vero Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: original theatrical trailer; other Strand trailers.
Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in the Congo's capital Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her fourteen-year-old son gets into a terrible car accident. To raise the money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa.

Glory [videorecording] = [Slava]

January 17, 2018
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Margita Gosheva, Stefan Denolyubov, Kitodar Todorov, Milko Lazarov, Mira Iskŭrova, Dimitŭr Sardzhev.
Series numbering from publisher's website.
Bonus short film: Helium (23 minutes) / director, Anders Walter (Danish with English subtitles).
"Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions of leva [Bulgarian currency] on the train tracks. He decides to turn the money over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, head of the PR department of the Ministry of Transport, loses Petrov's old watch, a family relic. Here starts his desperate struggle to recover both his old watch and his dignity."--Publisher's website.


January 16, 2018
[Chicago, IL] : Facets Video, [2009]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sotiria Leonardou, Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Michalis Maniatis, Themis Bazaka, Nikos Dimitratos, Giorgos Zorbas, Konstantinos Tzoumas, Vicky Vanita.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983.
Describes the turbulent 40 years in popular singer Marika Ninou's life. Born in Smyrna, Turkey in 1917, she was deported to Greece when she was 7-years-old. Her parents begins a career as musician and singer in a nightclub. Ninou watches her father murder her mother, runs away from home, has a baby, and comes back to the nightclub to sing.

Past life

January 15, 2018
Culver City, CA : Samuel Goldwyn Films, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nelly Tagar, Joy Rieger, Doron Tavory, Evgenia Dodina, Tom Avni, Rafael Stachowiak, Muli Shulman.
Videodisc release of the 2016 motion picture.
"Inspired by a true story."
Two sisters traverse 1977 Europe in the hopes of solving a World War II-era mystery that haunts their present lives.

Sand dollars = Dólares de arena

January 4, 2018
Philadelphia, PA : Breaking Glass Pictures, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Geraldine Chaplin, Yanet Mojica, Ricardo Ariel Toribio, Bernard Bizel, Ramón Cordero.
Special features: Preparation for the shoot; interview with Geraldine Chaplin; behind the scenes; Film Festival footage; music clip; deleted scenes; Making of Sand Dollars : the images.
Based on the novel by Jean-Noël Pancrazi, Les Dollars des Sables.
Every afternoon Noeli, a young Dominican girl, goes to the beaches at Las Terrenas with her boyfriend to look for ways to make a living at the expense of one of the many tourists that wander the beach. As people parade through her life, Noeli has a steady client; a mature French woman who, as time goes by, has found an ideal refuge on the island to spend her last years.

Brotherhood of blades

January 4, 2018
[Plano, Texas] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chang Chen, Ye Qing, Jin Shijie, Wang Qianyuan.
Title from disc label.
DVD release of the 2014 motion picture.
This kung fu thriller is set in the late Ming Dynasty. Three elite guards for the palace are involved in a power struggle with one of their own brothers.

The king's choice

January 3, 2018
Los Angeles, CA : Samuel Goldwyn Films, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Karl Markovics, Tuva Novotny, Katharina Schuttler.
On the ninth of April 1940, the German war machine arrive in the city of Oslo. The Norwegian King faces a choice that will change his country forever.

Shock wave

January 3, 2018
[New York, NY] : Cinedigm, [2018]
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Andy Lau, Wu Jiang, Jia Song, Philip Keung, Ron Ng.
When a terrorist who specializes in explosives takes hold of an underground tunnel, he threatens to kill hostages if his demands are not met.

La ciénaga [videorecording] = the swamp

January 3, 2018
[United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mercedes Moran, Graciela Borges, Martin Adjemian, Silvia Bayle, Juan Cruz Bordeu, Daniel Valenzuela, Sofia Bertolotto, Andrea Lopez, Leonora Balcarce.
Special features: New interview with filmmaker Andrés de Tella about Martel and the film; Trailer; New English subtitle translation; An essay by critic David Oubiña.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
With a radical take on narrative, disturbing yet beautiful cinematography, and a highly sophisticated use of on- and offscreen sound, Martel turns her tale of a decaying bourgeois family, whiling away the hours of one sweaty, sticky summer, into a cinematic marvel. This visceral take on class, nature, sexuality, and the ways political turmoil and social stagnation can manifest in human relationships is a drama of amazing tactility and one of the great contemporary film debuts.

Lipstick under my burkha

December 27, 2017
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, [2017?]
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Aahana Kumra, Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma.
Special features include making offs.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Set in the crowded by-lanes of small town India, Lipstick Under My Burkha chronicles the secret lives of four women in search of a little freedom.

Toilet : ek prem katha

December 27, 2017
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, [2017?]
1 videodisc (155 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Anupam Kher, Divyendu Sharma.
"Inspired by true events"--Trailer.
A woman leaves her husband on the first day of their marriage after discovering that he doesn't have a toilet. He desperately sets out on a mission to win back his love by standing up to the age-old traditions and values of India. It is a satirical take on a battle against the age old tradition of open defacation in the country. From the panchayat to the sanitation department, from the role of government to the superstitions of the villagers, from scams to the ethos, from first love to matured romance.

Lost in Paris

December 20, 2017
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel, Emmanuelle Riva, Pierre Richard.
Widescreen (1.85:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's signature whimsical style, and stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical French vagabond. When Fiona's orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her elderly Aunt Martha who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom, the affable, but annoying tramp won't leave her alone.

The unknown girl

December 12, 2017
New York, NY : IFC Films, [2017]
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Adele Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jeremie Renier, Louka Minnella, Christelle Cornil.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
One evening after work hours, Jenny, a young doctor, allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It's only later that she learns that the person ringing was an unidentified African woman found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought that she is to blame, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover who the anonymous woman was and to see to it that she is not forgotten.


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