New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

March 24, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Pink

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.

Elle

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.

Tanna

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.

Bewakoofiyaan

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.

Black girl

February 16, 2017
©1966
1 videodisc (59 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
M'bissine Thérèse Diop, Anne-Maire Jelinck, Momar Nar Sene, Robert Fontaine.
Title from disc label.
Based on the short story by Ousmane Sembène.
"Ousmane Sembène ... made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring Black Girl. Sembène, who was also an acclaimed novelist in his native Senegal, transforms a deceptively simple plot--about a young Senegalese woman who moves to France to work for a wealthy white family and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a prison, both figuratively and literally--into a complexly layered critique of the lingering colonialist mind-set of a supposedly postcolonial world"--Container.

My king

February 10, 2017
New York, NY : Film Movement, [2016]
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Louis Garrel.
Widescreen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
Admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident, Tony becomes dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers while looking back on a turbulent relationship she experienced with megalomaniac Georgio. Who is this man that she loved so deeply, and how did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion?

The People vs. Fritz Bauer = Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer

February 10, 2017
Port Washington, NY : distributed by Entertainment One Film USA
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michael Schenk, Rüdiger Klink, Burghart Klaussner, Ronald Zehrfeld, Andrej Kaminsky, Jörg Schüttauf, Sebastian Blomberg, Pierre Shrady.
Widescreen.
DVD release of the 2015 motion picture.
Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile. However, there is little success so far due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past.Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile. However, there is little success so far due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past.

The handmaiden = Agassi

February 9, 2017
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 145 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Min-Hee Kim, Jung-Woo Ha, Jin-Woong Jo.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2016.
Anamorphic wide screen (2.39:1).
A Korean woman who is hired as handmaiden to a young Japanese lady is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of her large inheritance.

Black society trilogy : Shinjuku triad society = Shinjuku kuroshakai ; Rainy dog = Gokudô kuroshakai ; Ley lines = Nihon kuroshakai

February 1, 2017
©2017
3 videodiscs (302 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Shinjuku triad society: Kippei Shina, Tomorowo Taguchi, Takeshi Caesar, Shinsuke Izutu ; Rainy dog: Aikawa Shō, Kao Minchun, Chen Shenmei ; Ley lines: Dan Li, Hua Rong Wong, Aikawa Shō.
Title from disc labels.
Ley lines originally produced as a motion picture in 1999.
disc 1. Shinjuku triad society / produced by Tsutomu Tsuchikawa ; written by Ichirô Fujita (102 min.) -- disc 2. Rainy dog / produced by Tsutomu Tsuchikawa & Zhang Hua-Kun ; written by Seigo Inoue (95 min.) -- disc 3. Ley lines / produced by Tsutomu Tsuchikawa ; written by Ichiro Ryu (105 min.).
Shinjuku triad society: Shinjuku triad society protrays a world of alienation, corruption and emotional disintegration that finds its expression in murder, rape and the ultimate in the exploitation of a human being.

Under the shadow

January 30, 2017
Santa Monica, CA : Vertical Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narges Rashidi (Shideh), Avin Manshadi (Dorsa).
Widescreen.
Title from disc label.
"Shideh and her young daughter, Dorsa, are left alone in a war-torn city when her husband is drafted and sent to the front lines. After a dud missile strikes their apartment building, a neighbor mysteriously dies and Dorsa's behavior becomes erratic. Shideh scoffs at her superstitious neighbor's warning that the missile carries an ancient curse, Shideh now realizes that the malevolent force in her home is infinitely more evil and terrifying than the missiles raining down on the city."-- Provided by publisher.

À la vie

January 10, 2017
Philadelphia, PA : Breaking Glass Pictures, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 104 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Julie Depardieu, Johanna ter Steege, Suzanne Clément, Hippolyte Girardot, Mathias Mlekuz, Benjamin Wangermée.
Widescreen (1.85:1).
DVD exclusive: Irène et ses Soeurs, the documentary by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann, whose real life mother inspired the film (French with English Subtitles).
Three Auschwitz survivors, and dear friends, meet again, against all odds. Inspired by a true story.

A man called Ove

January 9, 2017
Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, 2016.
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll.
Title from disc label.
Based on the novel by Fredrik Backman.
Ove, a grumpy, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, decides to give up on life until an unlikely friendship develops with a boisterous young family that moves in next door.

The last king

December 21, 2016
©2016
1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jakob Oftebro, Kristofer Hivju, Pal Sverre Hagen, Thorbjorn Harr, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Ane Ulimoen Overli, Soren Pilmark, Bjorn Sundquist.
Widescreen (2.35:1)
Based on the true story of a civl war in Norway in 1205.
Aided by rebel group the Birch Legs, the Norwegian King fights for survival against the Church's Bishopsmen, who seek to supplant the throne. On his deathbed after falling ill, the King soon welcomes a son, born in secrecy, as half the Kingdom wants him dead. Tasked with guarding the only remaining heir to the throne, two Birch Legs warriors, Skjervald and Torstein, escape with the infant and must traverse treacherous landscapes to protect their future King.

Meet the Guilbys

December 14, 2016
[New York, N.Y.] : First Run Features, [2016]
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Isabelle Carre, Stephane De Groodt.
Title from disc label.
Claire and Maurice have to take the whole family to Claire's father's funeral. This tightly knit family is not only composed of Claire's vegetarian son, Alex, who's secretly fond of Maurice's daughter, Lucie, the teenage rebel, but also Claire's brother, a poet living under his sister's roof; without forgetting young Prune, Claire and Maurice's daughter, who will develop a passion for the country's emblematic cows. They must all strive to get along during the road trip to Willouby.

The kind words

December 13, 2016
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing, [2016]
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Rotem Zissman-cohen, Roy Assaf, Magi Azarzar, Jonathan Bar-giora, Assaf Ben-shimon.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
This quirky and wry comedy follows three Jewish Israeli siblings, Dorona and her brothers Netanel and Shai, who, in the wake of their mother's death, learn the man who raised them is not their biological dad. The revelation sends them on a road trip from Israel across France to discover the truth about their birth father. It explores an unraveling family secret and the bittersweet journey of self-discovery that follows.

Summertime

December 13, 2016
[Culver City, CA] : Strand Releasing Home Video, [2016]
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Cécile de France, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky, Kévin Azaïs, Benjamin Bellecour, Laetitia Dosch.
Wide screen.
Bonus feature: original theatrical trailer.
Carole and Delphine fall in love against the backdrop of early feminist activism in 1971 France. After living in the city, Delphine is called home to help with her family farm in the countryside and is forced to choose between her responsibility to them and the life of love she had in Paris with Carole.

Dukhtar = Daughter

December 1, 2016
New York, NY : Kino Lorber
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Samiya Mumtaz, Saleha Aref, Mohib Mirza.
Title from disc label.
On title screen the word Dukhtar dissolves into the word Daughter.
Allah Rakhi kidnaps her ten-year-old daughter Zainab to save her from a child marriage to a tribal leader. Their escape is a damning loss of honor for the two families, and a deadly hunt begins for them. Desperate for help, Allah Rakhi strikes an unlikely deal with a cynical ex-Mujahid truck driver to take them to Lahore. What follows is an epic journey through the sweeping landscape of Pakistan where the search for freedom and love comes with a price.

Standing tall

December 1, 2016
Port Washington, NY : Entertainment One, 2016.
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Catherine Deneuve, Rod Paradot, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier, Diane Rouxel.
Widescreen.
DVD release of the 2015 motion picture.
A juvenile judge and a special educator are convinced that they can save the young delinquent Malony from himself and his violent ways.

Phantom boy

November 30, 2016
Universal City, CA : Universal, [2016]
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Edouard Baer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Audrey Tautou.
Widescreen (1.85:1)
Bonus features: Interview with Alain Gagnol & Jean-Loup Felicioli; The making of Phantom boy; One heck of a plan-an animated short from the directors of Phantom boy; and more!
Leo is a phantom boy due to a mysterious illness. It enables him to leave his body and explore the city as a ghost. In the hospital one day, he befriends Alex, a NYC cop. Alex had gotten injured while attempting to capture a gangster who has caused chaos in the metropolis. Now this extraordinary duo work together to foil the plot of the villianous gangster and save New York from destruction.

Ai

November 16, 2016
Kuala Lumpur : Msk Film Production Sdn Bhd. ; Paris : Lune International, 2015.
1 videodisc (188 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Vikram, Amy Jackson, Santhanam, Suresh Gopi.
A bodybuilder plans revenge after his various enemies inject him with a substance that deforms his body.

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