New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

November 18, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Army of shadows = L'armée des ombres

November 17, 2017
Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2014?]
1 videodisc (approximately 145 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret, Claude Mann, Paul Crauchet Christian Barbier, Serge Reggiani, André Dewavrin, Alain Dekok, Alain Mottet, Alain Libolt, Jean-Marie Robain, Albert Michel, Denis Sadier, Georges Sellier, Marco Perrin, Hubert de Lapparent, Colin Mann, Anthony Stuart, Michel Fretault.
Originally released as a French motion picture in 1969.
L'Armee des Ombres is a stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the nature of resistance and the price of courage, these heroes can save their own country only by cutting themselves apart from it. Entangled in the political turmoil engulfing France in the wake of May '68--as a result received poorly there--the film was not distributed in the US until 2006.

Amnesia [videorecording (DVD)]

November 16, 2017
[New York] : Film Movement, 2017.
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Marthe Keller, Max Riemelt, and Bruno Ganz.
Includes bonus short film: "Your mother and I" (13 min.)directed by Anna Maguire.
On Ibiza in the early nineties, Jo is a twenty-five-year-old music composer. He has come over from Berlin and wants to be part of the nascent electronic music revolution, ideally by getting a job first as a DJ in the new nightclub on the island, Amnesia. Martha has been living alone in her house facing the sea for forty years. One night Jo knocks on her door. Her solitude intrigues him. They become friends even as the mysteries around her accumulate: that cello in the corner she refuses to play, the German language she refuses to speak. As Jo draws her into his world of techno music, Martha puts everything she had previously lived by into question.

Heal the living

November 15, 2017
Beverly Hills, CA : Entertainment One Film USA, [2017]
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval, Bouli Lanners, Kool Shen, Monia Chokri, Alice Taglioni.
Wide screen.
Based on the novel by Maylis de Kerangal.
This ensemble drama weaves together the stories of a teen who gets into a serious car accident, the teen's family and girlfriend, the staff at a hospital, and a middle-aged woman who needs a heart transplant.

Kung fu yoga

November 15, 2017
[Plano, Texas] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jackie Chan, Aarif Lee, Lay Zhang, Sonu Sood, Mu Qimiya, Circe Shang, Coco Jiang, Disha Patani, Amyra Dastur.
Bonus features include: Best of the both worlds, the Dynamic duo, the Making of, Jackie Chan featurette, Bloopers, Bollywood dance featurette, Trailer.
"Jack (Jackie Chan), a world-renowned archaeology professor, and his team are on a grand quest to locate a lost ancient Indian treasure when they are ambushed by a team of mercenaries and left for dead. Using his vast knowledge of history and kung fu, Jack leads his team on a race around the world to beat the mercenaries to the treasure and save an ancient culture in this breakneck action-comedy that reunites Chan with acclaimed director Stanley Tong (Rumble in the Bronx, Supercop)."--container.

Sage-femme = The midwife

November 13, 2017
Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2017]
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet, Quentin Dolmaire, Mylene Demongeot, Pauline Etienne, Audrey Dana.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Bonus features: Interview with director Martin Provost; Berlinale press conference; theatrical trailer.
Two of French cinema's biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire, a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Beatrice, the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire's late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together.

The tower = Der Turm : tales from a vanished land

November 6, 2017
Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2017]
1 videodisc (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jan Josef Liefers, Sebastian Urzendowsky.
Title from disc label.
16x9 wide screen.
Based on the acclaimed novel, it is a searing look at Communist East Germany in its final decade; It reveals the intimate realities of life behind the Berlin Wall as seen through the eyes of the Hoffmann family and their community of privileged intellectuals in suburban Dresden.

Pop aye

October 23, 2017
©2017
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Thaneth Warakulnukroh, Penpak Sirikul, Bong,
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
Bonus features include behind the scenes footage.
Successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up. The two embark on a road trip to the man's childhood home in the idyllic Thai countryside.

Hindī medium

October 19, 2017
New Delhi : Super Cassettes, 2017.
1 videodisc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Irrfan Khan, Saba Qamar, Deepak Dobriyal.
A couple from Chandni Chowk aspire to give their daughter the best education and thus be a part of and accepted by the elite of Delhi.

Jab Harry met Sejal

October 19, 2017
Mumbai : Reliance Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (144 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma.
Title from disc label.
After losing her engagement ring while touring Europe, a woman and her tour guide retrace their steps in order to find it.

Lure = Córki dancingu

October 18, 2017
©2017
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in..
Kinga Preis, Marta Mazurek, Michalina Olszanska, Jakub Gierszał, Andrzej Konopka, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Marcin Kowalczyk.
Wide screen (2.39:1).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
Follow a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters drawn ashore to explore life on land in an alternate 1980s Poland. Their tantalizing siren songs and otherworldly auras make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit world of Smoczynska's imagining. The director gives fierce teeth to her viscerally sensual, darkly feminist twist on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid", in which the girls' bond is tested and their survival threatened after one sister falls for a human.

The women's balcony

October 13, 2017
[United States] : Menemsha Films, [2017]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Orna Banai, Itzik Cohen, Einat Sarouf, Igal Naor, Evelin, Aviv Alush.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.

Bāhubalï 2 : the conclusion

October 13, 2017
Mumbai, India : Reliance Entertainment, 2017.
1 videodisc (approximately 168 min.) : digital, optical ; 4 3/4 in.
Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sathyaraj, Ramya Krishnan.
Cast and crew not listed on the container: taken from IMDB.
Having uncovered the truth of his legacy, in Baahubali 2 - the Conclusion, Mahendra Baahubali avenges the murder of his father, vowing revenge against the tyrannical ruler of the Mahishrmati Kingdom, his uncle, Bhallaaladeva.

God of war

October 13, 2017
[Plano, TX] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Vincent Zhao, Sammo Hung, Wan Qian, Keisuke Koide, Yasuaki Kurata.
Wide screen (16:9).
Special features: Making of; trailer.
During the sixteenth century, pirates rule the Chinese coastline, pillaging the small villages and terrorizing the citizens. When maverick leader Commander Yu enlists the help of a sharp young general, they devise a plan to defeat the pirates. A violent clash of wit and weapons will decide who will rule the land in this sweeping historical epic from veteran action director Gordon Chan.

Moka

October 13, 2017
[New York, NY] : Film Movement, [2017]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, David Clavel, Diane Rouxel, Olivier Chantreau, Samuel Labarthe, Jean-Philippe Ecoffey, Marion Reymond.
Widescreen.
Based on the novel by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Diane Kramer is led by one obsession: to find the driver of the mocha color Mercedes which hit her son and devastated her life. With a few belongings, some money and a gun, she goes to Evian, where she's learned the driver lives. But sometimes the path of revenge is more tortuous that it seems. Diane will have to face another woman, friendly and mysterious.

Fabricated city

October 5, 2017
[Seoul] : CJ Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chang-Wook Ji, Eun-Kyung Shim, Jae-Hong Ahn.
16x9 wide screen.
A gamer named Kwon yoo is unemployed, but in the virtual world he is a leader. Kwon yoo is then framed for murder. With the help of his gaming buddies they try to uncover the truth about this murder case.

Deep in the wood

October 3, 2017
[United States] : Uncork'd Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Filippo Nigro, Camilla Filippi, Giovanni Vettorazzo.
Title from disc label.
Tommaso Conci, a four year old child, disappears during a festival where people disguised as devils, terrorize the village with whips and chains. Five years later, a child was found nameless and without documents. DNA matches, he is Tommi. Manuel, the father, can finally embrace his son. The mother, Linda, however, can not adapt to the new situation.

Meri pyaari Bindu = My sweet Bindu

October 3, 2017
Mumbai, India : YRF Home Entertainment, 2017.
1 videodisc (approximately 119 min.) : digital, optical ; 4 3/4 in.
Parineeti Chopra, Ayushmann Khurrana, Malvika Sitlani, Chandrachoor Rai.
Fed up with the lack of critical appreciation, despite being a successful writer, Abhimanyu Roy (Ayushmann Khurrana) returns to his roots in kolkata to write more meaningful literature and decides on an old-fashioned love story - which was now, three years in the making. This writer's block is called Bindu (Parineeti Chopra). How do you contain this unpredictable, crazy, restless, larger than life, live wire in the pages of a book? As Abhi says "You know when a song comes on and you just have to dance? Bindu was that song. That silly infectious joyful tune you couldn't get out of your head ... even if you wanted to." So where should he begin? Where should he end?

3 idiotas

September 26, 2017
Santa Monica, CA : Pantelion, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Martha Higareda, Alfonso Dosal, Christian Vazquez, German Valdez, Vadhir Derbez, Sebastian Zurita.
Wide screen.
A college roommate has disappeared without a trace on graduation day, and a group of friends embark on a fun adventure to find their friend.

Baby bump

September 18, 2017
[Los Angeles, California] : Altered Innocence, [2017]
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kacper Olszewski, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Caryl Swift.
Title from disc.
Eleven-year-old Mickey House is frustrated with his changing body, most notably, the over-sized ears sprouting out of his head. A loner at school with an overbearing mother who still treats him like a child, Mickey finds his only solace in selling urine to his classmates for drug tests.

Nise : the heart of madness

September 14, 2017
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing Home Video, [2017]
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Glória Pires, Julio Adrião, Flávio Bauraqui, Fabrício Boliveira, Fernando Eiras.
Wide screen.
Bonus features: Original theatrical trailer; other Strand trailers.
Returning to Rio de Janeiro, Dr. Nise Da Silveira returns to work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of the city where she refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock in the treatment of schizophrenics. Ridiculed by doctors, she is forced to take on the abandoned Sector for Occupational Therapy, where she would start a revolution through painting, animals and love.

Dheepan

September 14, 2017
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Antonythasan Jesuthasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers, Marc Zinga.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. Even though they barely know one another, they try to build a life together.

The stopover

September 12, 2017
[New York, NY] : First Run Features, [2016]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ariane Labed, Soko, Ginger Roman, Karim Leklov.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
On their way home from Afghanistan, a band of French soldiers stop in Cyprus for decompression: three days at a sun-splashed resort, where they will undergo intense psychological debriefing. There, amidst the crystal-blue waters and hordes of vacationing tourists, Marine and Aurore, two of only three women in their male-dominated unit: confront rage, trauma, and army sexism as they struggle to readjust to "normal" life.

Slack bay

September 8, 2017
New York, New York : Kino Lorber, [2017]
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.
Wide screen (2.39:1).
Title from disc label.
Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these mysterious disappearances must be Slack Bay, a unique site where the Slack river and the sea join only at high tide.

Like crazy

August 31, 2017
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Micaela Ramazzotti, Valentina Carnelutti.
Title from disc.
DVD release of the 2016 motion picture.
Beatrice is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she's on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. The film tells the story of the unpredictable and moving friendship that develops between the two women as they flee a mental institution in search of love and happiness in the open-air nuthouse -the world of sane people.

The wedding plan

August 31, 2017
[Los Angeles, CA] : Roadside Attractions LLC, [2017]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dafi Alferon, Noa Koler, Oded Leopold, Ronny Merhavi, Udi Persi.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Michal, blindsided by her fiance's decision to call off their wedding with only a month's notice, is unwilling to return to single life. Michal decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. As the day of the ceremony grows closer and no suitor appears, Michal puts everything on the line to find happiness.

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