New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

May 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


May 18, 2018
[Chicago, IL] : Music Box Films, [2018]
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Adriano Carvalho, Luana Nastas.
Title from disc label.
Upon returning from a trading expedition, Antonio discovers that his wife has died in labor. Confined to a decadent but desolate property in the company of his aging mother-in-law and numerous slaves, he marries his wife's young niece, Beatriz. Separated from her family and left alone on the rugged farmhouse in the Brazilian mountains, Beatriz finds solace in the displaced and oppressed inhabitants around her.


May 18, 2018
[Mexico] : Amarok Films, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mario Casas, Ana Wagener, Jose Coronado, Barbara Lennie.
Title from disc label.
Special features: photo gallery; making of photos.
Accused of a murder of which he pleads not guilty, the successful businessman Adrián Doria hires the services of Virginia Goodman, the country's best witness trainer. In the course of one night, both will work to find a reasonable doubt that will release him from prison. The appearance of a new witness threatens to destroy the strategy of defense, forcing them to recompose the pieces of a crossword puzzle that defies all the laws of logic.

La Strada

May 18, 2018
[Place of publication not identified] : Criterion Collection, ©2003.
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Starring: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Special features: New digital transfer, with restored image and sound -- Video introduction by Martin Scorsese -- Audio commentary by Peter Bondanella, author of "Italian Cinema: From Neorealism to the Present" and "The Cinema of Federico Fellini" -- "Federico Fellini's Autobiography" a documentary made for Italian television by Paquito del Bosco -- New essay by film scholar Peter Matthews -- Theatrical trailer for the English version -- Optional English-dubbed soundtrack featuring the voices of Anthony Quinn and Richard Basehart -- Language: Italian mono -- Subtitles: New and improved English subtitle translation.
The story of a poor woman who is sold to the strong man in a circus. She falls in love with him, but her love isn't returned until it is too late.

Valentina's wedding

May 7, 2018
Santa Monica, CA : Pantelion, 2018.
1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Omar Chaparro, Marimar Vega, Ryan Carnes.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
Families feud, laughs fly, and cultures clash in this hilarious romantic comedy. Valentina has the perfect life in New York, with the perfect job and a perfect boyfriend, Jason. But when Valentina's scandal-ridden family in Mexico asks Valentina to pretend to be married to her ex-beau, Angel, in order to protect her father's political campaign, Valentina's ordered life turns upside down as she struggles to choose where her heart belongs.

In the fade

April 26, 2018
[Los Angeles, CA] : Magnolia Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar.
Wide screen (2.35:1)
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.

The insult

April 26, 2018
Beverly Hills, CA: Entertainment One Film USA, [2018]
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.

Jamón, jamón

April 24, 2018
[Chicago, Ill.] : Olive Films, [2018]
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Stefania Sandrelli, Anna Galiena, Juan Diego, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Jordi Molla.
Wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1992.
Traces the romantic entanglements of the beautiful and pregnant underwear factory worker Silvia; José Luis, the father of her child and heir to the factory fortune; Raul, underwear model, seducer, and would-be-bullfighter; and Conchita, José Luis' doting mother, family matriarch, and Raul's lover.


April 23, 2018
Perumbavoor : Saina Video Vision, [2017]
1 videodisc (152 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dulquer Salmaan, Dhansika, Sai Tamhankar.
Title from container.
An anthology, telling the story of four different people, each story revolving around four different elements: Earth, Fire, Wind and Water.

Velipadinte pusthakam

April 23, 2018
Kerala : Satyam Audios, [2017]
1 videodisc (156 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mohanlal, Anoop Menon, Arun Kurian.
Title from container.
Professor Mathew Idikkula, who reformed the atmosphere of a college by developing a healthy relationship between teachers and students. The film reflects the goodness of the youth and the impact the students can have. It also takes a round-up on the revenge of the death of founding father of the college by killing his assasin.


April 20, 2018
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, 2017.
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sidharth Malhotra, Akshaye Khanna, Sonakshi Sinha.
An acclaimed writer and a young homemaker become the prime suspects in a double murder. Police officer Dev must figure out who's telling the truth when both offer conflicting stories about the events of that fateful night.

Tiger zinda hai

April 20, 2018
1 videodisc (161 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anupriya Goenka.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
A sequel to the record-breaking blockbuster 'Ek Tha Tiger' that continues the story of two super spies, Tiger and Zoya, eight years later.


April 17, 2018
[United States] : [Passion River Films], [2018]
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
A shy young student leaves her small town and religious family to study at a university in Oslo, but once on campus she experiences what appears to be a violent, unexpected seizure. Overwhelmed by the increasing intensity of the mystifying episodes and her powerful feelings for a beautiful classmate, she struggles to control her supernatural abilities.

The fencer

April 16, 2018
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mart Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Hendrik Toompere, Sr.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
"Fleeing from the Soviet secret police, Estonian fencer Endel Nelis returns to his homeland and finds work as a children's sports instructor. Quickly becoming a role model to his students, Nelis begins teaching them competitive fencing techniques despite the objections of school administrators. When the children are invited to a fencing tournament in Leningrad, Nelis must make a choice: put his safety first or risk everything to take the children to the competition"--Container.

Along with the Gods : the two worlds

April 6, 2018
Plano, TX : Well Go USA, [2018]
1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jung-Woo Ha, Tae-Hyun Cha, Ji-Hun Ju.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
After dying unexpectedly, firefiger Ja-hong is taken to the afterlife by three guardians, where only after passing seven trials and proving he lived a noble life will he be able to reincarnate.

The young Karl Marx

April 6, 2018
[United States] : Passion River Films, [2018]
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps.
Title from disc.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
Twenty six year-old Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. In 1844 Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels, an industrialist's son, who investigated the sordid birth of the British working-class. Engels, the dandy, provides the last piece of the puzzle to the young Karl Marx's new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and the police's repression, riots and political upheavals, they will lead the labor movement during its development into a modern era.


April 4, 2018
[Warren, N.J. : Passion River], [2018]
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Reda Kateb, Cecile De France, Bea Palya.
Wide screen.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
A powerful biopic focusing on the life of legendary Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

Chasing the dragon

March 29, 2018
© 2017
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Donnie Yen, Andy Lau, Bryan Larkin, Philip Keung, Kent Cheng.
Features: trailer.
A story of a Chinese man who comes to Hong Kong in 1963 as an illegal immigrant and gradually builds a criminal empire transforming himself into a powerful drug lord.

Santa & Andres

March 27, 2018
1 videodisc (approximately 105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lola Amores, Eduardo Martínez, George Abreu, Cesar Domínguez, Luna Tinoco.
Widescreen (1.85:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
"In 1983, in the rural mountain region of Eastern Cuba, Andrés - a noncompliant gay writer - resides after being blacklisted by the govemment for having "ideological problems". After a major event occurs, the government decides someone reliable must be appointed to watch over him, to make sure he does not get out and make any public political statements. Santa a country girl who works on a farm - is assigned to the task. For three days in a row, Santa will sit in front of Andrés' hut and keep watch over him. Santa and Andrés are as close as it gets to being true opposites, and are not meant to like each other. However, they soon find that they have more things in common than they expected."--Container.

El árbol del abuelo

March 23, 2018
[Mexico?] : Zima Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez, Pep Ambrós.
Wide screen (16 x 9).
Alma es una joven de 20 años que trabaja en una granja de pollos en el interior de Castellón. Su abuelo es la persona a quién mas ama en este mundo. Pero hace años que el anciano dejó de ser el mismo y Alma está obsesionada con la idea de que lo único que puede devolverle la razón a su abuelo, es recuperar el olivo que vendió la familia contra su voluntad hace 12 años. Para ello, Alma se embarca en un viaje junto a su tío, que está arruinado por la crisis, su conpañero de trabajo y unos amigos hacia algún lugar de Europa donde está el monumento del olivo.

Take off [videorecording]

March 23, 2018
Cochin : Satyam Audios, 2017.
1 videodisc (approximately 139 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Kunchacko Boban, Parvathy, Fahadh Faasil.
Title also in Malayalam.
In 2014, a group of Malayali nurses was captured when terrorists took over the city of Tikrit in Iraq. This movie recounts the ordeal suffered by the nurses following their capture.

Bareilly ki barfi [videorecording]

March 19, 2018
Mumbai : Ultra Media Entertainment, 2017.
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, Rajkummar Rao.
Special features: Making of the film.
Set in the small-town of Bareilly, Bitti is a free-spirited young girl who lives life on her own terms and refuses to be pressured into getting married. Her life takes a shift when she meets Chirag Dubey and Pritam Vidrohi.

Divine order

March 19, 2018
New York, NY : Zeitgeist Films, [2018]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
It is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women, were still denied the right to vote. When unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town's suffragette movement. Her newfound celebrity brings humiliation, threats, and the potential end to her marriage.

BPM (Beats per minute)

March 2, 2018
[Place of publication not identified] : Memento Films , [2017]
1 videodisc (143 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adele Haenel.
Title from disc label.
In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists go to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group's radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.

The teacher

February 19, 2018
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Zuzana Mauréry, Csongor Kassai, Zuzana Konecna, Tamara Fischer, Martin Havelka, Éva Bandor, Oliver Oswald, Peter Bebjak, Richard Labuda, Ina Gogalova, Monika Certezni.
Widescreen (1.78:1)
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Bonus short film: Sacrilage / directed by Christophe M. Saber (2017) (15 min.).
In 1983, students and parents at a suburban Bratislava middle school must decide whether to go against new teacher Miss Drazdechova, a high-ranking official of the Communist Party who is tying pupils' grades to how helpful their families can be with favors.

A gentleman [videorecording] : sundar susheel risky

February 16, 2018
Mumbai : Ultra Media Entertainment, 2017.
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Suniel Shetty, Darshan Kumar.
Special features: Meet Gaurav; Meet Rishi; Jacqueline's pole dance; SID hand to hand; Jackie in action; making of the film.
Gaurav dreams of settling down with Kavya, the woman of his dreams, but she prefers a man who's more adventurous and willing to take risks.


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