New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

March 24, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Without pity

March 23, 2015
Tulsa, OK : VCI Entertainment
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Carla Del Poggio, John Kitzmiller, Giulietta Masina.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.
As World War II ends, some African-American soldiers refuse to abandon northern Italy to return to the United States, due to the racial intolerance there, deserting instead.

Bethlehem

March 12, 2015
[United States] : Adopt Films
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tsahi Halevi, Shadi Marʹi, Hitham Omari.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
The complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the film is a raw portrayal of characters torn apart by competing loyalties and impossible moral dilemmas, giving an unparalleled glimpse into the dark and fascinating world of human intelligence.

I am yours

March 2, 2015
[New York, New York] : Film Movement, [2014]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Amrita Acharia, Ola Rapace.
Title from disc label.
Bonus short film: The amber amulet / directed by Matthew Moore (23 min.).
Single mom, Mina, a Pakistani ex-pat in Norway, is determined to be an actress, although she routinely fails auditions and the rest of her life is crumbling. When she meets a dashing director who may change her life, it is overshadowed by her mother, who disapproves of Mina's every move.

Rodan [videorecording]

February 27, 2015
New York : Classic Media, [c2012?]
1 videodisc [ca. 154 min.] : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata, Akio Kobori, Fuyuki Murakami, Yasuko Nakata, Minosuke Yamada, Yoshibumi Tajima, Kiyoharu Ohnaka.
Some copies include the original documentary Bringing Godzilla down to size.
Originally issued as a motion picture in 1956.
When a small mining village starts to experience strange deaths in the nearby mines, the authorities discover that the caves are besieged by giant caterpillars with an appetite for humans!

War of the gargantuas

February 27, 2015
[New York] : Classic Media, [2012?]
1 videodisc [ca.180 min.] : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
The war of the gargantuas: Kenji Sahara, Kumi Mizuno, Russ Tamblyn, Jun Tazaki, Yoshifumi Tajima, Nobuo Nakamura, Hisaya Itō, Nadao Kirino, Ren Yamamoto, Kipp Hamilton, Kōzō Nomura, Shōichi Hirose, Tadashi Okabe, Kōji Uno, Ikio Sawamura.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1966.
"War of the gargantuas: "A deadly giant terrorizes Japan, sinking ships and attacking fisherman. Using a space-age ray cannon, the military nearly kills the monster before its enormous brother comes to the rescue. The two gargantuas don't see eye-to-eye and their monster-sized sibling rivalry leads to a death match in the streets of Tokyo with civilization hanging in the balance."--Container.

Cannibal

February 25, 2015
©2013
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Antonio de la Torre, Olimpia Melinte, Maria Alfonsa Rosso, and Manuel Solo.
Special features: biographies of the director and lead actor & actress; trailer; bonus short film: Ogre (14 min.) / directed by Jean-Charles Paugam.
Inspired by the novel "Caríbal" by Humberto Arenal.
Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, Spain. His life is a study in details, from the meticulous suits he creates for wealthy clients to the macabre murders he executes in the shadows. He performs these gruesome acts, including dining on the women he kills, without guilt or remorse. When Nina, a beautiful young immigrant from Romania, comes looking for her missing twin sister, she awakens in Carlos a kind of love he'd long since written off. As their relationship builds, based on secrets and deception, Nina's pure innocence will become undeniable, even by Carlos, a man driven by a dark secret. Cannibal is, in the end, a demon's love story.

Finding Fanny : if you're looking for love... get lost!

February 25, 2015
Mumbai : Super Cassettes, [2014]
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Naseeruddin Shah, Deepika Padukone.
Title from disc label.
Ferdie and friends set out to find his love - is Fanny found?

Haider

February 25, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (ca. 161 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Tabu, Shahid Kapoor.
An adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet".
Vishal Bhardwaj's adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', Haider - a young man returns home to Kashmir on receiving news of his father's disappearance. Not only does he learn that security forces have detained his father for harboring militants, but that his mother is in a relationship with his very own uncle. Intense drama follows between mother and son as both struggle to come to terms with news of his father's death. Soon Haider learns that his uncle is responsible for the gruesome murder, what follows is his journey to avenge his father's death--Container.

Khoobsurat [videorecording] : the royal misfit

February 25, 2015
Mumbai : Reliance Home Video & Games, 2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Afzal Khan,
Title from container.
Spirited doctor Mili meets stiff prince Vikram - will their royal love story have a beautiful end?

Raja Natwarlal [videorecording]

February 25, 2015
Mumbai : Reliance Home Video & Games, [2014]
1 videodisc (ca. 141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick.
Small-time con-man Raja wants to take revenge on big-time criminal Vardha - will swindler-guru Yogi help or double-cross him?

Samrat & co. [videorecording]

February 25, 2015
Mumbai : Ultra Distributors, c2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Rajeev Khandelwal, Madalasa Sharma, Girish Karnad, Priyanshu Chatterjee.
Title from container.
Special features : Making of the film -- Promotional animation film -- Promotional making capsules.
Plagued by paranormal encounters and subsequent mysterious deaths, an extended family residing in a palatial house seeks the help of detective Samrat to investigate the matter.

The road [videorecording]

February 24, 2015
Los Angeles : Freestyle Digital Media, [2011]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Carmina Villaroel, Marvin Agustin, Rhian Ramos, TJ Trinidad, Barbie Forteza.
Title from disc label.
Special features: trailers ; location photos and storyboard guides; costume design sketches and notes.
"Three teenagers go missing on an abandoned road after a joyride gone wrong. Luis Medina is the police investigator assigned to the case. In the course of his investigation, Luis finds the remains of another victim on the same abandoned road. The corpse is identified as one of two sisters who both disappeared a decade before..." -- Container.

Happy ending [videorecording]

February 19, 2015
Mumbai : Eros Entertainment, c2014.
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Govinda, Saif ALi Khan, Ileana D'Cruz, Kalki Koechlin.
A confused writer goes in search of inspiration for his next story and falls in love with a best selling author who doesn't believe in love.

Goreyan nu daffa karo [videorecording]

February 19, 2015
Jalandhar : Speed Records, 2014.
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Amrinder Gill, Amrit Maghera, Yograj Singh, Binnu Dhillon.
Title from disc label.
The story is revolving around two Indian brothers trying to marry a Caucasian girl, against the will of their family. Will these two brothers get the love of their life or suffer sadness of heart breaks?

The Shaukeens [videorecording]

February 19, 2015
Mumbai : Madhu Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra, Akshay Kumar.
Three sexagenarians are dying to spice up their boring lives, so they plan a sexcapade of a lifetime.

Zid [videorecording] = Zida

February 19, 2015
Mumbai: Shemaroo Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Karanvir Sharma, Mannara, Shraddha Das, Seerat Kapoor.
A crime reporter rents an outhouse in Goa in the middle of nowhere. The landlord's daughter falls madly and obsessively in love with him. They get involved in a hit-and-run case which complicates this fanatical love story.

F*ugly [videorecording]

February 11, 2015
Mumbai : Reliance Home Video & Games, [2014]
1 videodisc (ca. 135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Jimmy Shergill, Mohit Marwah, Kiara Advani, Vijender Singh.
Four fun-loving friends find themselves in the grip of a vicious, blackmailing cop - how f*ugly will this get?

Force majeure

February 5, 2015
Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 119 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren.
Special features: Interview with writer/director Ruben Östlund and actor Johannes Bah Kuhnke ; featurette.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
An idyllic family skiing vacation takes a stunning turn when an avalanche threatens the ski lodge restaurant, sending people fleeing and demanding quick decisions that change the course of the family dynamics and trust.

A day in the country

February 5, 2015
©1936
2 videodiscs (41 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Sylvia Bataille, Jane Marken, Georges D'arnoux.
Title from disc labels.
Based on a story by Guy de Maupassant.
A tenderly comic idyll about a city family's picnic in the French countryside and the romancing of the mother and grown daughter by two local men.

Vandal

February 5, 2015
©2013
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Zinedine Benchenine, Chloé Lecerf, Emile Berling, Jean-Marc Barr.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
The story of a wayward young man who comes of age in the world of graffiti art.

Every man for himself

January 29, 2015
[United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
This looks at the sexual and professional lives of three people: a television producer, his ex-girlfriend, and a prostitute, to create a meditative story about work, relationships, and the notion of freedom.

Bang bang! [videorecording]

January 29, 2015
New Delhi : Super Cassettes Industries, 2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 2 hr., 27 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif.
Special features: Andy action making; Are you ready; F1 drive; Ride of faith.
After 150 years, an Indian robs the Kohinoor diamond. And thus begins the cat-and-mouse game as the international mob and the Indian Secret Service (ISS) officials hunt him down.

Purple Butterfly [videorecording]

January 22, 2015
New York, NY : Palm Pictures ; [United States] : Universal Music, [2005]
1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
|6880-03 Zhang Ziyi, Liu Ye.
Special features: Theatrical trailer; previews; weblinks.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
|6880-05 Cynthia is a young Chinese woman in love with Itami, a Japanese man about to be sent home for military service. A devasted Cynthia moves back to Shanghai only to witness the death of her elder brother during an attack by the Japanese extreme right. She changes her name to Ding Hui and joins a secret resistance group code-named Purple Butterfly. This will be the same group that, years later, will plot to assassinate Itami.

Aftermath [videorecording]

January 21, 2015
[Santa Monica, Calif.] : Menesha Films, c2014.
1 videodisc (110 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ireneusz Czop, Macej Stuhr, Jerzy Radziwlowicz, Zuzana Fialova, Andrze J Mastai, Erz Zbigniew Zamachowski.
Two brothers uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family, their villagee and their nation. A tense and gripping thriller inspires by actual events.

Youngistaan

January 13, 2015
Mumbai, India : Reliance Home Video & Games, [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Neha Sharma, Farooq Sheikh, Jackky Bhagnani, Kayoze Irani.
Title from disc label.
The story of a young, independent, games developer living in Japan and the love of his life, a bubbly, passionate and full of life, summer intern. Their happy and content life faces the test of time when blood ties and the pressure of being born into the first family of India tears a young Abhimanyu between his love for Anwita and a promise made to his dying father, the Prime Minister of India.

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