New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

April 19, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Just a sigh

April 18, 2017
Brooklyn, NY : Icarus Films, [2013]
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Emmanuelle Devos, Gabriel Byrne.
Widescreen (1.85:1).
"The Distrib Films collection"--Container.
In the short break between performances in Calais, stage actress Alix, played by the stunning Emmanuelle Devos makes a quick escape to Paris. On the train, she meets a mysterious English stranger. Drawn toward him, she follows him, loves him, for a few hours, before facing what could be a new life.

Dead or alive

April 17, 2017
[United States] : Arrow Video, [2017]
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Riki Takeuchi, Show Aikawa.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
Tough Gangster Ryuichi and his ethnically Chinese gang make a play to take over the drug trade in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by massacring the competition, but he meets his match in detective Jojima, who will do everything to stop them.

Toni Erdmann

April 17, 2017
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 163 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl, Trystan Pütter, Hadewych Minis, Lucy Russell, Ingrid Bisu, Vlad Ivanov, Victoria Cociaş.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic wide screen (1.85:1).
Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. He pays her a surprise visit in Bucharest, where she's busy as a corporate strategist. The geographical change doesn't help them to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried annoys his daughter with corny pranks and jabs at her routine lifestyle of meetings and paperwork. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to go home to Germany. Enter Toni Erdmann: Winfried's flashy alter ego.

Worlds apart

April 17, 2017
[Burbank, CA] : Cinema Libre Studio, [2017]
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
J. K. Simmons, Christopher Papakaliatis, Andrea Osvart, Maria Kavoyianni, Minas Hatzisavvas, Tawfeek Barhom, Niki Vakali.
Wide screen.
Bonus features: trailers; 15 minute featurette; director interview.
A young college student falls in love with a Syrian refuge. An unhappy sales manager has an affair with a Swedish executive. A German retiree romances a wistful housewife. Their worlds collide in present day Greece against the backdrop of a ruinous financial collapse.

Dead or alive. 2, Birds

April 17, 2017
[United States] : Arrow Video, [2017]
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Riki Takeuchi, Show Aikawa.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2000.
A pair of rival yakuza assassins turn out to be childhood friends; after a botched hit, they flee together to the island where they grew up, and decide to devote their deadly skills to a more humanitarian cause.

Dead or alive. Final

April 17, 2017
[United States] : Arrow Video, [2017]
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Riki Takeuchi, Show Aikawa.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
In Yokohama, AD 2346, a multiethnic melting pot is ruled by cruel Dictator Wu. Wu and his agenda are resisted by underworld rebels and enforced by super-cops.

Cold war 2

April 13, 2017
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung, Ka Fai, Charlie Young, Yun-Fat Chow, Janice Man.
Bonus features: A Powerhouse cast -- The Story -- The Three Powers -- VFX and Action -- Trailer.
In this sequel to the 2012 Hong Kong megahit, a psychotic killer's desperate escape attempt turns rival police chiefs against one another, battling it out on the streets and at the station. Sean Lau is now the Commissioner of Police after the successful rescue operation. However, things turn bad when his wife and daughter are kidnapped. Sean has to seek help from former rival and retired DCP, Waise Lee, to return to his job to help save Seans̀ wife and child.

The brand new testament = Le tout nouveau testament

April 6, 2017
Chicago, Illinois : Music Box Films, [2017]
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Pili Groyne, Benoit Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve, François Damiens, Yolande Moreau, Laura Verlinden, Serge Larivière, Didier De Neck, Romain Gelin, Marco Lorenzini.
Wide screen (2.35)
Special features: God is among us: ,making of The brand new testament; interview with director Jaco van Dormael; interview with Benoît Poelvoorde ("God"); special effects featurette; home cinema episode with Jaco van Dormael; È pericoloso sporgersi (1984) a short film by Jaco van Dormael.
God lives in human form as a cynical writer with his young opinionated daughter in present day Brussels, Belgium. She concludes that her dad is doing a terrible job and decides to rewrite the world, which leaves God angry, powerless and adamant to get his power back.

Story of sin

April 4, 2017
[United States] : Arrow Academy, [2017]
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Grazyna Dlugolecka, Jerzy Zelnick, Olgierd Lukaszewicz.
Wide screen standard definition (1.66:1).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1975.
The life of a beautiful, young and pious woman is thrown into chaos when her parents take in a dashingly handsome lodger. After embarking on a torrid love affair with him, the lodger goes off to Rome to seek a divorce from his estranged wife. Unable to live apart from her beloved, the hero leaves home to follow him.

Being 17 = Quand on a 17 ans

April 4, 2017
[Culver City, CA] : Strand Releasing, [2017]
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kacey Mottet Klein, Sandrine Kiberlain, Corentin Fila, Alexis Loret, Jean Fornerod, Mama Prassinos, Jean Corso.
Includes trailer.
Damien and Thomas are French teenagers from very different upbringings who go to the same high school but can't stand each other. When circumstances bring Damien's mother Marianne to invite Thomas to live with them, the young men are forced to coexist and work through their emerging attraction and complicated desires.

Babette's Feast

April 4, 2017
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Stephane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle, Jean Philippe Lafont, Bibi Andersson ; narrator, Ghita Nørby.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Adapted from a story by Isak Dinesen.
At once a rousing paean to artistic creation, a delicate evocation of divine grace, and the ultimate film about food, the Oscar-winning Babette's Feast is a layered tale of a French housekeeper with a mysterious past who brings quiet revolution in the form of one exquisite meal to a circle of starkly pious villagers in late nineteenth-century Denmark.

The emigrants : the new land

April 4, 2017
New York, NY : Criterion Collection, [2016]
2 videodiscs (393 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Pierre Lindstedt, Monica Zetterlund, Allan Edwall.
Originally released as motion pictures 1971-1972.
Films based on the novels The emigrants, Unto a good land, The settlers, and The last letter home by Vilhelm Moberg.
The emigrants (1971, 191 min.) ; The new land (1972, 202 min.) / producer, Bengt Forslund ; written by Bengt Forslund, Jan Troell ; director, Jan Troell.
A Swedish farming family faces physical and emotional challenges as they leave their home for the United States in the mid-nineteenth century.

The Ardennes

April 4, 2017
[New York, NY] : Film Movement, [2017]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kevin Janssens, Jeroen Perceval, Veerle Baetens, Jan Bijvoet, Peter Van Den Begin, Sam Louwyck.
Title from disc label.
Brothers Dave and Kenneth are reunited on Kenneth's release after four years in prison following a failed home invasion. While Kenneth is anxious to dive head first into the drug-centered existence that ensnared him in the first place, Dave and Kenneth's erstwhile girlfriend, Sylvie, have adopted clean lifestyles.

Dear Zindagi

March 30, 2017
Mumbai : Reliance Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Ali Zafar.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic wide screen 16:9
This is the story of Kaira, a budding cinematographer in search of perfect life. A chance encounter with Jug, an unconventional thinker, helps her gain new perspective about life. She discovers that happiness is al about finding comfort in life₂s imperfections.

A tale of love and darkness

March 30, 2017
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Natalie Portman, Gilad Kahana, Amir Tessler.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic wide screen (2.40:1)
Based on the international best seller by Amos Oz, the story of his youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories told, become the stories lived.


March 24, 2017
1 videodisc (approximately 99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Dario Grandinetti, Michelle Jenner, Rossy de Palma.
Special features: Celebrating director Pedro Almodóvar; Portrait of Julieta.
Anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1)
Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antia. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antia's father and Julieta's husband. At times, grief doesn't bring people closer, it drives them apart.

Mohenjo Daro

March 23, 2017
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., 2016.
1 videodisc (155 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Hegde, Kabir Bedi, Arunoday Singh, Suhasini Mulay, Nitish Bharadwaj.
Special features: trailer; movie stills.
Anamorphic wide screen.
Set in 2016 B.C., the story follows Sarman, a farmer, who travels to the city of Mohenjo Daro and falls in love with a high-status woman, Chaani. But Chaani must wed Munja, son of Mohenjo Daro's ruler, Maham.

M.S. Dhoni : the untold story

March 10, 2017
Mumbai : Ultra Media Entertainment, 2016.
1 videodisc (approximately 178 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sushant Singh Rajput, Anupam Kher, Bhumika Chawla, Kiara Advani.
The untold story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's journey from ticket collector to trophy collector - the world-cup-winning captain of the Indian Cricket Team.


March 10, 2017
New Delhi : JSM Entertainment, 2016.
1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Angad Bedi.
When three Delhi girls--Minal, Falak, and Andrea--are attacked by a group of drunk men, Minal fights one of them, Rajveer, off with a bottle, wounding him in the process. But Rajveer is the son of a powerful politicial; and soon Minal, Falak, and Andrea are the ones charged with assault. Now Deepak, a retired lawyer suffering from bipolar disorder, must fight the girls' case in court against these influential boys.


March 9, 2017
Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling, Virginie Efira, Christian Berkel, Alice Isaaz.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic wide screen (2.40:1).
Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game--a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.


March 8, 2017
[New York, New York] : Lightyear Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mungau Dain, Marie Wawa.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Dolby digital 5.1, wide screen 1.78:1.
On a remote Pacific island, a young girl falls in love with the chief's grandson, but during a war she discovers that she is betrothed to another as part of a peace deal.


March 2, 2017
Mumbai : Yash Raj Films, 2014.
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor.
A young couple's perfect love story turns upside down when recession leaves the boy jobless. Moreover, he has to win over his lady-love's terror-dad to marry her. Will his out-of-job status leave him out-of-love too?

Ae dil hai mushkil

February 28, 2017
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 157 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Fawad Khan, Lisa Haydon, Imran Abbas.
Special features : Deleted song "An evening in Paris" -- Deleted scenes -- Theatrical trailer.
Ayan falls in love with his soulmate, Alizeh, but she doesn't reciprocate the feeling. Later, a relationship with another woman named Saba helps him realize Alizeh's value in his life, irrespective of their relationship status.

Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown

February 22, 2017
[New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Maria Barranco, Rossy de Palma, Kiti Manver, Guillermo Montesinos, Fernando Guillén.
Widescreen (1.85:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
When a woman's lover leaves her, she discovers that the police are looking for her because of his criminal activities. After talking to a female lawyer, she discovers that her lawyer is her old lover's new girlfriend.

Train to Busan

February 21, 2017
[Plano, Texas] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kong Yu, Chŏng Yu-mi, Ma Tong-sŏk, Kim Su-an, Kim Ŭi-sŏng, Ch'oe U-sik, An So-hŭi.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, a couple of passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.


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