New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

October 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Sundays and Cybèle

October 29, 2014
©1962
1 videodisc (111 min.) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Hardy Krüger, Nicole Courcel, Patricia Gozzi, Daniel Ivernel, André Oumansky, Anne-Marie Coffinet, René Clermont, Malka Ribovska, Jocelyne Loiseau, Renée Duchateau, Raymond Pélissier, Martine Ferrière, Maurice Garrel, Marie-France Anglade, Albert Hughes, Florence Blot, Gilbert Edard, Denise Peron, Bibiane Stern, Lisette Le Bon, Paul Bonifas, Pierre Mirat, Michel de Ré.
Special features: Serge Bourguignon (the director discusses the making of the film and his relationship to his contemporaries in the French New Wave); Patricia Gozzi (the actress recalls appearing in her first starring role at age twelve and the special relationship she had with her costar, Hardy Krüger); Hardy Krüger (the actor discusses the obstacles encountered during preproduction, his relationship with actor Patricia Gozzi, and why the film occupies a special place in his heart); Le sourire (1960, 22 min.) (Bourguignon's Palme d'Or-winning short documentary, narrated by actor Michel Bouquet); Trailer. Insert features an essay by critic Ginette Vincendeau.
Based on the novel "Les dimanches de Ville d'Avray" by Bernard Eschasseriaux.
A psychologically damaged war veteran and a neglected child begin a startlingly intimate friendship, one that ultimately ignites the suspicion and anger of his friends and neighbors in suburban Paris. It becomes a stirring contemplation of an alliance between two troubled souls.

2 autumns, 3 winters [videorecording]

October 28, 2014
[New York] : Film Movement ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by RB Media, [2013]
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Vincent Macaigne, Maud Wyler, Bastien Bouillon, Audrey Bastien, Pauline Etienne, and others.
Title from disc label.
Special features include: This month's short film: Voyage d'affaires (11 min.) / dir. Sean Ellis.
Arman is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. When he literally bumps into Amélie--slightly cynical but nevertheless lovely--on the jogging path, he's dead-set on making a connection with her. As a bit of contrived fate brings them together, Arman's best friend Benjamin suffers an unexpected stroke, relegating him to the hospital for weeks where he falls for his doting young physical therapist. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, Arman, Amélie and Benjamin share the incidental moments, unexpected accidents, unconventional love stories and unforgettable memories that will define who they are.

Burning bush

October 28, 2014
©2013
2 videodiscs (234 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tatiana Pauhofová, Jaroslav Pokorná, Petr Stach, Jan Budar, Ivan Trojan.
Title from disc labels.
Bonus features: theatrical trailer; stills gallery.
Acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland returns to a pivotal time in modern Czech history: the shocking act of a student of the Charles University's Faculty of Arts, who in protest of the Soviet occupation, set himself on fire in Prague's Wenceslas Square on January 16, 1969, and died four days later. Through the story of defense attorney Dagmar Buresova, who defended Palach's legacy in a doomed lawsuit, the film examines the transformations taking place in Czechoslovak society.

Love exposure [videorecording]

October 27, 2014
[St. Charles, Ill.] : Olive Films, ©2011.
1 videodisc (237 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Nishijima Takahiro, Mitsushima Hikari, Andō Sakura, Shimizu Yutaka, Onoue Hiroyuki, Nagaoka Tasuku, Hirosawa Sō, Genkaku Yūko, Nakamura Mami, Watanabe Makiko, Watabe Atsurō.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
In order to please his sin-obsessed father, Yu goes on a sin spree where he becomes a master of up-skirt photography. However, things take a turn when he falls for the beautiful Yoko, a young woman who despises all men.

Cold fish [videorecording]

October 24, 2014
[S.l.] : Salient Media, c2011.
1 videodisc (145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Denden, Makoto Ashikawa, Asuka Kurosawa, Megumi Kagurazaka, Hikari Kajiwara, Tetsu Watanabe.
When Shamotos̀ teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps to resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Shamotos̀ daughter work at their fish store. Shamoto soon discovers the horrific truth of the seemingly perfect couple, who force him to get his hands dirty in their brutal business. Inspired by true events, Cold Fish is a bloodcurdling suspense drama that unveils the underlying insanity of an ordinary man.

Guilty of romance

October 24, 2014
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
2 videodisc (113, 144 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Miki Mizuno, Makoto Togashi, Megumi Kagurazaka.
Title from disc label.
Japanese title Koi no Tsumi.
disc 1. International cut (113 minutes) -- disc 2. Japanese cut (144 minutes).
The third installment in Sion Sono's infamous Hate Film trilogy, here is a thriller that follows a female police detective as her investigation of a brutal murder draws her into mysterious sexual underworld of Tokyo. Includes the standard international cut, as well as the original Japanese cut (144 minutes) of the film.

We are the best!

October 24, 2014
Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Pictures, [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv Lemoyne, Johan Liljemark, Mattias Wiberg.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Stockholm, the 1980s: Three teen girls decide to form a punk band, despite only one being a musician, not having any instruments, and being told by everyone that punk is dead. Focused on stirring things up in the world, but without a clue, the trio is a tribute to DIY culture and the power of rebellion.

The executioner [videorecording]

October 23, 2014
Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2006]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Joey Wong, Jimmy Wang Yu, Chin Siu Ho.
Title from disc label.
"SummerStorm Asian cinema series"--Disc surface.
A royal executioner famed for beheading 998 convicts with a solid-gold axe is stalked by the lone survivor of the notorious "Eight Devilish Mortals," claiming the life of his wife and beginning a perilous game of cat-and-mouse.

You and the night

October 22, 2014
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing Home Video
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kate Moran, Niels Schneider, Nicolas Maury, Éric Cantona, Fabienne Babe.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
The Stud, The Teen, The Slut, and The Star as guests at around midnight at a pansexual orgy thrown by the mysterious and sexy meňage-a-trois of Mathias, Ali, and Udo.

The Jewish Cardinal = Le métis de Dieu

October 20, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (100 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Laurent Lucas, Aurélien Recoing, Audrey Dana, Pascal Greggory, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet; Alex Skarbek.
Title from disc label.
Bonus short film: Kosher (10 min.), directed by Isabelle Stead.
The true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church; Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope Jean Paul II- and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew; earning him both friends and enemies from either group. When Carmelite nuns settle down to build a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz; Lustiger finds himself a mediator between the two communities - and may be forced at last to choose his side.

The empty hours = Las horas muertas

October 15, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kristyan Ferrer, Adriana Paz, Eliseo Lara Martínez, Fermín Martínez, Bartolo Campos, Sergio Lasgón, Rebeca Villacorte.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
"On the desolated coast of Veracruz, seventeen-year-old Sebastián takes over running his uncle's small and cozy rent-by-the hour motel. There he meets Miranda, a regular customer who comes to the motel to meet a lover who always keeps her waiting. As Sebastián and Miranda get to know each other, an ambiguous game of seduction begins between them"--Container.

Age of uprising : the legend of Michael Kohlhaas

October 14, 2014
Chicago, IL : Music Box Films
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mads Mikkelsen, Bruno Ganz, Denis Lavant, Melusine Mayance, David Kross.
Title from container.
Based on Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist.
With the age of feudalism in decline, Europe rests at a tense crossroads between the old world and the new. Respected, well-to-do horse merchant Michael Kohlhaas is a loving husband and family man leading a peaceful existence, until a ruthless nobleman steals his horses, setting off a chain of irreversible events. Kohlhaas resorts to extremes after these crimes destroy his livelihood and trust in the law, igniting a rampage through the countryside in his quest for justice.

Horses of God

October 14, 2014
New York, NY : Kino Lorber
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Abdelhakim Rachi, Abdelilah Rachid, Hamza Souidek, Ahmed El Idrissi Amrani.
Title from container.
"Based on true events" -- Container.
Ten year-old Yachine and his thirteen-year-old brother Hamid live in the slums. Hamid works hard to support his family, but eventually gets in with the wrong crowd and goes to prison. After years in jail, Hamid returns home an Islamic fundamentalist. He persuades Yachine and his pals to join him. Their spiritual leader trains them and one day he tells them they have been chosen to become martyrs. On May 16th 2003, they commit the deadliest act of terrorism in Morocco's history.

Wadjda [videorecording] /

October 8, 2014
©2012
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Ahd, Abdullrahman Al Gohani.
Special features: Commentary with writer/director Haifaa Al Mansour; The making of Wadjda; Director's Guild of America Q&A with Haifaa Al Mansour.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Wadjda, a fun-loving 10-year-old girl living in Saudi Arabia, has her heart set on a beautiful new bicycle. However, her mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. Determined to turn her dreams into reality and buy the bike on her own, Wadjda uncovers the contradictions and opportunities ingrained in her world. Hilarious, heartbreaking and inspiring all at once, this groundbreaking film has charmed critics and audiences all over the globe.

Bobby jasoos [videorecording]

October 3, 2014
Mumbai : Reliance Home Video, 2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal, Kiran Kumar, Supriya Pathak, Tanvi Azmi.
Title from container.
Special feature : Making of the film.
Bobby desperately wants to be a proper jasoos (detective) - what happens when a mysterious stranger hires her to track young girls?

I'm so excited!

September 26, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Carlos Areces, Antonio De La Torre, Hugo Silva.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Presenting I'm so exicted ; making I'm so excited.
A mechanical failure on a plane flying to Mexico City is endangering the lives of the passengers aboard. As the pilots attempt to fix the error, the attendants attempt to assist the passengers, and the passengers have a catharsis of emotion that helps them escape the idea of death.

The past

September 26, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa.
Special features include commentary with Asghar Farhadi, making of featurette, Directors Guild of America Q&A with Asghar Farhadi, theatrical trailer.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013
An Iranian man deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.

Young & beautiful

September 25, 2014
New York, NY : MPI Media Group, [2014]
1 videodisc (93 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Marine Vacth, Geraldine Pailhas, Frederic Pierrot, Charlotte Rampling, Johan Leysen, Fantin Ravat, Nathalie Richard, Laurent Delbecque.
Special feature: Trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
After losing her virginity, seventeen-year-old budding beauty Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her older gentlemen clients for erotic hotel room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes.

The protector 2.

September 25, 2014
Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Rza, Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Jeeja Yanin, Marrese Crump.
Title from disc surface.
When a crime boss is murdered, murdered, all evidence points to Kham (Tony Jaa). Forced to run as he fights to clear his name, he is hunted by not only the police, but from the boss' vengeful twin nieces and LC, a crime lord and scores of crooked politicians.

Master of the house [videorecording]

September 22, 2014
New York, NY : Criterion Collection, [2014]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm, Karin Nellemose, Mathilde Nielsen, Clara Schød.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1925.
Based on the play "Tyrannens fald" by Svend Rindom.
With the help of her nanny, a housewife rids herself of the tyranny of an abusive husband.

Gunday [videorecording]

September 22, 2014
Mumbai : Yash Raj Films, 2014.
2 videodiscs (154 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Irfan Khan.
Special features : Making of the film -- Deleted scenes -- Making of the songs -- Jashn-e-ishqa -- Tune maari entriyaan -- Jiya -- 1971-the war torn birth of a nation and Gunday -- Gunday -- The black gold -- Mooch gayi -- Teaser and theatrical trailer -- TV promos.
Buddies Bikram and Bala control Calcutta's black trade, both falling in love with Nandita - who's the biggest gunda?

Heropanti [videorecording]

September 22, 2014
Mumbai: Reliance Home Video & Games, 2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 146 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Tiger Shroff, Kriti Sanon, Prakash Raj, Vikram Singh.
Bablu helps Rakesh elope with Choudhary Suraj Singh's daughter Renu. What happens when Bablu meets Suraj Singh - and his other daughter, Dimpy?

Kochadaiiyaan [videorecording] : the legend

September 22, 2014
Mumbai : Eros International Media Ltd., 2014.
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Rajinikanth, Deepika Padukone, R. Sarathkumar, Aadhi, Shobana.
Originally made in Tamil.
Two kingdoms are at war with each other and a young general, through cunning and valour, puts his nation at an advantage. But he also has another goal -- bringing down his own king to avenge his father's death.

Lola [videorecording]

September 19, 2014
Irvington, NY : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Anouk Aimèe (Lola), Marc Michel (Roland), Jacques Harden (Michel), Alan Scott (Frankie), Elina Labourcette (Mrs. Desnoyers), Margo Lion (Jeanne), Annie Dupéroux, Catherine Lutz, Corinne Marchand, Yvette Anziani, Dorothée Blank, Isabelle Lunghini, Annick Noël, Ginette Valton, Anne Zamire, Jacques Goasguen, Babette Bardin, Jacques Lebreton.
Special features: Anouk Aimée (2012 interview by Agnès Varda with the actor about playing Lola); Lola's song (2008 interview, filmmaker Agnès Varda shares story behind the song she wrote for Lola, "C'est moi, c'est Lola"); Restoration demonstration; Les horizons morts (1951) (short by Demy about a young man suffering from a broken heart); Le sabotier du val du loire (1956) (short by Demy documents a week in the life of a clog maker in Loire Valley); Ars (1959) (short by Demy tells the story of Jean-Marie Baptiste Vianney, the strict and pious pastor of the village of Ars); La luxure (1962) (short by Demy made for The seven deadly sins, on his memories of growing up in Nantes); Trailer. Booklet features essays by critics Ginette Vincendeau, Terrence Rafferty, Jim Ridley, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Anne E. Duggan, and Geoff Andrew, and a postscript by Berthomé.
Originally released as motion picture in 1961.
Lola awaits the return of her lover who left her with child seven years earlier. In the meantime, she works nights as a cabaret dancer and dreams of a reunion with her long lost love.

Une chambre en ville [videorecording]

September 19, 2014
Irvington, NY : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
2 videodiscs (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dominique Sanda, Danielle Darrieux, Richard Berry, Michel Piccoli, Fabienne Guyon, Anna Gaylor, Jean-François Stevenin, Jean-Louis Rolland, Marie-France Roussel, Georges Blaness, Mapie Folliard, Monique Creteur, Gil Warga, Nicolas Hossein, Yann Dedet, Antoine Mikola, Patrick Joly; singers, Danielle Darrieux, Florence Davis, Liliane Davis, Fabienne Guyon, Marie-France Roussel, Jacques Revaux, Jean-Louis Rolland, Georges Blaness, Aldo Franck.
Special features: Jacuqes Demy, A to Z; Jacques Demy at the Midnight Sun Film Festival; The world of Jacques Demy; Restoration demonstration; Trailer.
Originally released as motion picture in 1982.
In this musical melodrama set against the backdrop of a workers' strike in Nantes, Dominique Sanda plays a young woman who wishes to leave her brutish husband for an earthy steelworker, though he is involved with another. Unbeknownst to the girl, the object of her affection boards with her no-nonsense baroness mother.

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