New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

October 14, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Te3n [videorecording]

October 13, 2016
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, 2016.
1 videodisc (approximately 136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vidya Balan, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty.
A man searches for clues related to the abduction and murder of his granddaughter, while a cop and a priest investigate a new kidnapping that bears similarities to that unsolved case.

Ramana Raghav 2.0

October 13, 2016
1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sobhita Dhulipala, Vicky Kaushal, Vipin Sharma.
Title from disc.
Anamorphic widescreen presentation.
The story follows the life of a serial killer Ramanna who is inspired by an infamous serial killer from the 1960s, Raman Raghav. His strange obsession with Raghavan, a young cop keeps growing as he closely follows him without his knowledge and often creates situations where both of them come face to face.

Udta Punjab [videorecording]

October 13, 2016
New Delhi : JSM Entertainment, 2016.
1 videodisc (149 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh.
A story that revolves around drug abuse in the affluent north Indian State of Punjab and how the youth there have succumbed to it en-masse resulting in a socio-economic decline.

From afar = Desde allá

October 13, 2016
[Culver City, California] : Strand Releasing, [2016]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alfredo Castro, Luis Silva, Jerico Montilla, Catherina Cardozo.
Title from disc label.
Based on a story by Guillermo Arriaga, Lorenzo Vigas
"Wealthy, middle-aged Armando lures young men to his home with money. He doesn't want to touch, only watch from a strict distance. Armando's first encounter with street thug Elder is violent, but this doesn't discourage the lonely man's fascination with the tough handsome teenager. Financial interest keeps Elder visiting him regularly and an unexpected intimacy emerges. However, Armando's haunted past looms large, and Elder commits the ultimate act of affection on Armando's behalf"--Container.

The wailing = Goksung

October 11, 2016
© 2016.
1 videodisc (approximately 157 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kwak Do-Won, Jun Kunimura, Hwang Jung-Min, Chun Woo-Hee, So-Yeon Jang, Han-Cheol Jo.
Title and statement of responsibility from English subtitles on title screens.
A rash of brutal murders sweeps a quiet rural village where a mysterious stranger just appeared. When the investigating officer watches his daughter fall under the same savage spell, he consults a shaman for answers, unknowingly escalating the situation into something far more dangerous.

The last diamond = Le dernier diamant

October 11, 2016
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Yvan Attal, Bérénice Bejo, Jean-François Stévenin, Antoine Basler, Jacques Spiesser, Annie Cordy.
Title from disc label.
Disc features: Theatrical trailer; Interview with director Eric Barbier; Interview with stars Bérénice Bejo and Yvan Attal.
Simon Carrerra has just been released from prison and is now on parole. His friend Albert persuades him back to his old ways with the idea of a big-time heist of a celebrated diamond in Antwerp; the "Florentine." The jewel's owner, Marie Neuville, suddenly passes away and her daughter, Julia, is left in charge of the sale. Simon encounters Julia while posing as a friend of Julia's mother. Slowly but surely, the two become closer. He manages to use their relationship to get to the diamond and the heist is a success. However, another member of the heist has a different motive and Simon has to decide if he wants to continue with the crime or help Julia recover the diamond.

Measure of a man = La loi du marché

October 11, 2016
New York : Kino Lorber, [2016]
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller, Stéphanie Hurel.
Title from disc label.
DVD release of the 2015 motion picture.
"In The Measure of a Man, Vincent Lindon ... gives his finest performance to date as unemployed everyman Thierry, who must submit to a series of quietly humiliating ordeals in his search for work. Futile retraining courses that lead to dead ends, interviews via Skype, a workship critique of his self-presentation by fellow jobseekers; all are mechanisms that seek to break him down and strip him of identity and self respect. In his award-winning persormance, Vincent Lindon is quietly heartbreaking, revealing the soul of the unemployed"--Container.

Josh : (against the grain)

October 11, 2016
[New York, N.Y.] : Virgil Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Khalid Malik, Aamina Sheikh, Adnan Shah Tipu.
Title from disc label.
DVD release of the 2013 motion picture.
Fatima, a committed schoolteacher living the cosmopolitan high life in Karachi, has her life shattered when her nanny, Nusrat inexplicably disappears. Though her friends and family beg her not to disturb the status quo and confront the powerful feudals in Nusrat's village, Fatima travels there to investigate.

Waiting [videorecording]

October 6, 2016
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, 2016.
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Naseeruddin Shah, Kalki Koechlin, Arjun Mathur, Rajat Kapoor.
Tara is a fiercely independent woman whose life turns upside down after her husband Rajat meets with an accident. At the hospital, she meets Shiv, an elderly man whose wife of 40 years has been in the coma for eight months. The two strike an unlikely friendship that helps them cope with their grief.

A touch of zen / International Film Production ; presented by Sha Yung-Fong ; executive producer, Yang Hsi-Ching ; written and directed by King Hu.

October 4, 2016
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
1 videodiscs (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Xu Feng, Shi Jun, Bai Ying, Tian Peng.
Restored by the Taiwan Film Institute in 2014 as part of the "Taiwan Film Classics Digital Restoration and Value-Adding Project."
Adapted from Pu Song-ling's Strange stories from a Chinese studio.
A fugitive noblewoman seeks refuge in a remote, and allegedly haunted, village. The sanctuary she finds with a shy scholar and two aides in disguise is shattered when a nefarious swordsman uncovers her identity, pitting the four against legions of blade-wielding opponents.

The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum.

October 3, 2016
[United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 143 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Shotaro Hanayagi, Kakuko Mori.
This heartrending masterpiece by Kenji Mizoguchi about the give-and-take between life and art marked the director's first use of the hypnotic long takes and eloquent camera movements that would come to define his films. The adopted son of legendary kabuki actor Kikunosuke, who is striving to achieve stardom by mastering female roles, turns to his infant brother's wet nurse for support and affection, and she soon gives up everything for her beloved's creative glory.

The Milky Way = La voie lactée

October 3, 2016
[United States] : Distributed by Cheezy Flicks Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Paul Frankeur, Laurent Terzieff, Alain Cuny, Edith Scob.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as motion picture in 1969.
Two French drifter pilgrims leave Paris to visit the tomb of Spanish Saint John de Compostello. Their motives are not purely religious as one man wishes to defy God and the other to find a good place to beg. Along the way, the men meet God, Jesus, Mary, Satan and more.


October 3, 2016
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dana Ivgy, Keren Berger, Yael Bar Zohar, Efrat Dor, Anat Waxman, Ofer Shechter.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
Bonus features: Original theatrical trailer.
Six diverse best friends gather to watch the wildly popular UniverSong competition. Appalled by the Israeli entry, they decide to create their own and record it on a mobile phone. Unbeknownst to them, their performance is seen by the judges and selected as the entry for next year's competition.

Love at first fight

September 27, 2016
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Adèle Haenel, Kévin Azaïs, Antoine Laurent, Brigitte Rouan, William Lebghil.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
Bonus features: original theatrical trailer; other Strand trailers.
Arnaud, facing an uncertain future and a dearth of choices in a small French coastal town, meets and falls for the apocalyptic-minded Madeleine, who joins an army boot camp to learn military and survival skills to prepare for the upcoming environmental collapse. Intrigued and excited, Arnauld sings up for the boot camp himself. They soon realize that the boot camp is harder than they had imagined.


September 22, 2016
Mumbai : Eros International Media, 2016.
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Ashish Vidyarthi.
Anamorphic widescreen presentation.
The plot revolves around Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras who taught Marathi at Aligarh Muslim University. He was sacked from his position of Reader and Chair of Modern Indian Languages, on charges of homosexuality. A sting operation was conducted by a TV channel which showed him in an embrace with a rickshaw puller, at his house inside the campus.

Love Punjab [videorecording]

September 22, 2016
Jalandhar : Kumar Films ; Noida : Moserbaer, 2016.
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Amrinder Gill, Sargun Mehta, Yograj Singh, Binnu Dhillon.
Parghat and Jessica are a couple who are going through separation for various reasons. They together have a son named Manveer who has his own set of problems in school where he faces racism and discrimination issues. Manveer goes into deep depression and on the recommendation of the doctor, his parents decide to take him to Punjab to show his roots, culture and ancestral village.

MSG-2 : the messenger

September 15, 2016
[Huntingwood, NSW] : Sony DADC, 2016
1 videodisc (approximately 137 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan ; Charanpreet Insan ; Honeypreet Insan ; RooheMeet Insan ; Sahil Insan ; Shan e Meet Insan ; Sukhwinder Signh Insan ; Rohit Khurana ; Arpit Ranka ; Kaynat Toor.
MSG 2 The Messenger is based on true events of Dera Sacha Sauda in years 2000-2001. Although the main story line is true, action & comedy is added for entertainment. Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan plays plays to be a warrior fighting against the wild & primitive lifestyle of tribal and succeeding in turning them into civilized human beings.

Saving Mr. Wu

September 15, 2016
[Plano, TX] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Andy Lau, Liu Ye, Wang Qianyuan, Wu Ruofu.
Based on true events.
In this suspenseful crime thriller, Mr. Wu, a Hong Kong movie star, is kidnapped by six unpredictable criminals disguised as police officers. The story is based on the 2004 real life celebrity kidnapping case in China.

Ma ma

September 15, 2016
New York, NY : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2016]
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Penelope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Asier Etxeandia.
Widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio)
Special features: Making of Ma ma; Behind the scenes with director Julio Medem and producer/star Penelope Cruz.
Just as Magda is diagnosed with breast cancer, she meets Arturo, a devoted husband and father in the midst of unspeakable loss. Their chance encounter leads both down a path of strength, grace, love, and rebirth.


September 13, 2016
Port Washington, NY : Entertainment One Film USA, [2016]
1 videodisc (129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Michel Fau, Christa Théret, Denis Mpunga.
Title from disc label.
Disc features: theatrical trailer; interview with director Xavier Giannoli; 4 bonus deleted scenes.
1921 not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumont's castle. Nobody knows much about this woman except that she is rich and that her whole life is devoted to her passion: music. When a young, provocative journalist decides to write a rave article on her latest performance, Marguerite starts to believe even further in her talent. This gives her the courage she needs to follow her dream.

Kill zone 2

September 8, 2016
Plano, TX : Well Go USA, [2016]
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tony Jaa, Jing Wu, Jin Zhang.
Originally released in 2015.
Undercover cop Kit becomes a junkie in order to catch Mr Hung, the mastermind behind a crime syndicate. When the operation goes sour and Kit blows his cover, his supervisor and uncle Wah decides to terminate the operation.

Mojin : the lost legend

September 8, 2016
[Plano, TX] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Angelababy, Kun Chen, Shu Qi, Huang Bo.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
Based on the number one Bestselling novels, the story pits a trio of grave robbers against rivals and the law, until a mysterious stranger tempts them into one last heist.

Sha po lang [videorecording] = SPL = Kill zone

September 8, 2016
[New York] : Weinstein Company ; Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Genius Products, [2006]
1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : wide-screen, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Simon Yam.
Special features may include behind the scenes -- deleted scenes.
Originally released in 2005.
A compelling thrill-ride where two veteran detectives rage war against a secret criminal empire.

The return of Godzilla

September 8, 2016
[United States] : Kraken Releasing, [2016]
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Widescreen (Aspect ratio 16:9)
Based on the story by Tomoyuki Tanaka.
With a higher budget and more advanced special effects than any previous film in the series, returns Japan's greatest monster to his intended role as an epic force of destruction and the film's spectacular success re-launched the Godzilla franchise after nearly a decade in suspended animation. But now, at long last, the acclaimed kaiju masterpiece finally hits American shores in all its uncut original glory! Get ready for the biggest Godzilla epic never seen.

A war

September 8, 2016
Los Angeles, California : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Pilou Asbaek, Tuva Novotny, Dar Salim, Søren Malling, Charlotte Munck, Dulfi Al-Jabouri.
Special features: interview with writer/director Tobias Lindholm; behind the scenes; interview with Colonel Arnold Strong; Los Angeles film screening reactions; theatrical trailer.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
Afghanistan. During a routine mission, soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire. Commander Claus makes a decision to save his men, which has grave consequences for him, and his family back home.


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