New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

September 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Ida

September 17, 2014
[United States] : Music Box Films, 2014.
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawd Ogrodnik.
Title from disc label.
A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation.

The German doctor

September 15, 2014
New York, NY : First Run Features
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alex Brendemuhl, Diego Peretti, Guillermo Pfening.
Title from disc label.
Based on the novel "The German doctor" by Lucia Puenzo.
Patagonia, 1960. A German doctor meets an Argentinean family and follows them on along desert road to a small town where the family will be starting a new life. Eva, Enzo and their three children welcome the doctor into their home and entrust their young daughter, Lilth, to his care, not knowing that they are harboring one of the most dangerous criminals in the world. At the same time, Israeli agents are desperately looking to bring "the German doctor" to justice.

2 states [videorecording] : one love--

September 11, 2014
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, 2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 149 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amrita Singh, Revathy, Ronit Roy.
Title from container.
Based on the novel 2 states / by Chetan Bhagat.
Punjabi boy and Tamilian girl discover love on their college campus. However, their diverse cultures make its culmination a challenge.

Hawaa hawaai [videorecording]

September 2, 2014
Mumbai: Reliance Big Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Partho Gupte, Saqib Saleem, Pragya Yadav, Makarand Deshpande.
Title from disc label.
Special feature : Production diaries -- Theatrical trailers.
Young slumboy Arjun's only dream is to own a pair of shiny roller skates and be a champion of this sport-on-wheels. But is this little dream too big for his battered boots?

Miss Lovely [videorecording]

September 2, 2014
Mumbai : National Film Development Corporation : Shemaroo, [2012]
1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Niharika Singh, Anil George, Zeena Bhatia, Menaka Lalwani.
Bonus feature: Making of the film.
"Cinemas of India".
The plot explores the intense and mutually destructive relationship between younger sibling Sonu Duggal and his elder brother, Vicky. Sonu finds himself drawn to a mysterious young woman named Pinky (Niharika Singh) eventually leading to his downfall.

What the fish [videorecording] = Vhôṭa di phiśa

September 2, 2014
Mumbai : Shemaroo Entertainment, 2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Dimple Kapadia, Manjot Singh, Sumit Suri, Sabina Sheema, Anand Tiwari.
Sudha Mishra is the grumpy old Delhi woman, with an OCD. She dislikes everyone, except for her Parrotfish Mishty and a money plant. What happens to her prized possessions after she goes to the US for a month, putting her niece in charge of the house?

Disco Singh [videorecording]

August 21, 2014
Jalandhar : Speed Records, 2014.
1 videodisc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Diljit Dosanjh, Surveen Chawla, Manoj Pahwa.
Title from container.
Disco Singh is the story of an orchestra proprietor Latu Singh (Diljit Dosanjh), a struggling singer from a humble background. He longs for Sweety (Surveen Chawla) who is a model but the stark difference in their lifestyles keeps his longing limited to just his dreams. Things turn around when he is asked to fake a relationship with the girl of his dreams at gunpoint from the don of the city played by Manoj Pahwa.

Highway [videorecording]

August 13, 2014
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, c2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Randeep Hooda, Alia Bhatt.
Special features : Deleted scenes; Making of Highway; Directors commentary.
Wealthy Veera is kidnapped by brutish Mahavir. Is she on a highway leading to hell - or away?

7 boxes

August 4, 2014
©2012
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Celso Franco, Victor Sosa, Lali Gonzalez.
Special features: Behind the scenes of 7 boxes ; the making of 7 boxes ; music video featuring "Revolver".
DVD release of the 2012 motion picture.
A seventeen year old wheelbarrow leader who dreams of becoming famous receives an unusual proposal to carry seven boxes of unknown content in exchange for a torn half of a $100 bill. Embarking on the journey seemed easy, but things get complicated along the way.

Confession of murder

August 4, 2014
[Plano, TX] : Well Go USA, [2014]
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jung Jae-young, Park Si-Hoo, Eun-Ji Jo, Won-Yeong Choi, Gwang Jang.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: behind the scenes; interviews.
In a city where murder has a statute of limitations, obsessed detective Choi learns the brutal killer who eluded him years ago has come forward taking credit for the crimes. Can justice be served?

Bicycling with Moliere

July 31, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa, Fabrice Luchini, Camille Japy.
Title from disc label.
Gauthier is a handsome and famous soap opera star; Serge is a serious stage actor who has renounced his profession. When Gauthier visits Serge to convince him to join him in a production of Moliere's The Misanthrope, a battle of wits ensues over who will play the lead role of Alceste. Between rehearsals, the two bike along the windswept beaches and rival for the affections of a beautiful Italian divorcee. As tensions mount, Gauthier begins to wonder what are Serge's true plans and motivations.

Kaanchi [videorecording] : the unbreakable

July 30, 2014
Mumbai : B4U Broadband Pvt. Ltd., [2014]
1 videodisc (154 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Kartik Tiwari, Mishti, Rishi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Sahil Vaid.
Special feature : Making of Kaanch.
A mountain girl crosses swords with marauders because they threaten her love, land and life. Can she singlehandedly bring down a bunch of corrupt men?

The amazing catfish

July 24, 2014
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing Home Video, 2014.
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala, Sonia Franco, Wendy Guillén, Andrea Baeza.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
A heartwarming tale of two unique women who bond while recuperating in a hospital. Martha, a mother of four rambunctious and imaginative children, finds solace when she meets the younger woman, Claudia, and quickly the two build a strong relationship. When Martha invites Claudia to live with her family, Claudia unwittingly takes on the responsibility of becoming a surrogate mother to Martha's children.

Re-cycle [videorecording] = Gui yu

July 18, 2014
Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2008]
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Li Xinjie, Liu Zhaoming, Zeng Yaqi, Li Caihua, Zhou Junwei, Jetrin Wattanasin.
Special features: "Making of" featurette; deleted scenes; CG rendering comparisons; premier; Q & A session with cast & crew; trailer.
When a bestselling novelist decides to write a horror novel, she opens up the door to a terrifying realm of the supernatural, guided by one of her book's phantasmagorical creations now come to life. She now must confront a secret from her past to return.

Our children [videorecording]

July 17, 2014
©2012
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim, Emilie Dequenne, Stephane Bissot, Mounia Raoui.
Title from disc label.
Murielle and Mounir fall in love and have children. They give over the control of their family by living with Mounir's rich adoptive father. It seems as if everything is going well, but underneath it all, Murielle is suffocating. Based on true events.

Bushido man [videorecording] : seven deadly battles

July 16, 2014
Los Angeles, Calif. : Shout! Factory, c2014.
1 videodisc (88 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Mitsuki Koga, Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi, Masanori Mimoto, Kentaro Shimazu, Kazuki Tsujimoto, Ema, Kensuke Sonomura, Masaki Suzumura, Naohiro Kawamoto, Marc Walkow, Yasutaka Yuki,Takashi Tanimoto, Taiju Nemoto, Takanori Tsujimori, Miki Mizuno
Upon returning from a pilgrimage across Japan, the warrior Toramaru arrives with tales of seven epic battles against Japan's most legendary fighters. As Toramaru's philosophy dictates that he know the enemy by eating his food, each masterfully choreographed fight is preceded by a helping of his prey's favorite dish. Designated successor to Master Gensai and leading proponent of the all around martial arts discipline. The cosmic way Toramaru tells the tales of the Seven Deadly battles as Master Gensai eagerly listen to the lavish and violent detail of Toramaru's adventures.

The lunchbox

June 25, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Trying to add some spice to her marriage, Ila prepares a special lunchbox for her husband at work. Unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another worker, Saajan. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a note in the next day's lunchbox. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the communication soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their lives.

Balupu = Balupu

June 25, 2014
Hyderabad : Sri Balaji Video, [2013].
1 videodisc (approximately 150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Anjali, Ravi Teja, Shruti K. Haasan.
Title from container.
Ravi is a happy guy whose father wants to marry him off. He meets Shruti, who with her uncle, has a habit of cheating gullible young bachelors. In the process of Ravi teaching Shruti a lesson, she does fall in love with him. Only after past lives are revealed does Shruti find her true love.

Dhoom, 3 [videorecording]

June 25, 2014
Mumbai : Yash Raj Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (aproximately 172 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Uday Chopra, Jackie Shroff.
Title from container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
Chicago is hit by a mysterious thief targeting one bank. Can Mumbai cop Jai Dixit catch the shadowy chor--?

Kalavaramaaye madilo

June 25, 2014
Sterling, VA : Bhavani DVD, Inc., [2013].
1 videodisc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Swati, Vikram Gokhale, Tanikella.
Title from container.
Sreya is a young woman who works two jobs to help take care of her sick mother. She aspires to be a singer and her goal is to sing for AR Rehman. An old man tells her she has a good voice, but is a bad singer. She joins the old man as a music student after his remark pushes her to learn more about music. By achieving her goals, she became a better person.

Telugabbai

June 25, 2014
Sterling, VA : Bhavani DVD, Inc., 2014.
1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tanish, Ramya Nambeesan, Tashu Kaushik.
Title from container.
Arun and Bulan are childhood friends who live with their parents in Malaysia. Arun is in love with a model, Megha. She decides to leave him to marry her boss and move back to India. Bulan falls in love with Arun, who also starts loving her back. Then, Megha reappears.

The raid 2

June 25, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (approximately 150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Director commentary; Q&A with Gareth Evans, Iko Uwais, and Joe Trapanese; The next chapter: Shooting a sequel.
Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife. He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself.

Angel of vengeance [videorecording]

June 18, 2014
Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2006]
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Fat Chung, Yukari Oshima, Alex Fong.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
Two young women entangled in a power struggle between a trio of mobsters must fight to survive in a world run by vice and corruption.

Bloody brothers [videorecording]

June 18, 2014
Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2006]
1 videodisc (ca. 92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Kent Cheng, Dicky Cheung, Yvonne Yung Hung, Ka-Kui Ho, Dick Wei.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1994.
While visiting Shanghai, handsome young developer Hong meets the beautiful Kwun. They embark on a search for his friends from home, a brother and sister, who have become targets of a ruthless gang leader, Keung. They must fight to survive.

Death cage

June 18, 2014
©2006
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Robin Shou, Joe Lewis, Kim Hee Ching, Angela Tsai, Mark Long.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
A front for the Bangkok mob, Kent's kick-boxing gym cheats its way into winning a competition and effectively closing down the Wi Chi School, whose crippled owner retires and opens a country car garage. However, he's accompanied by a few remaining students whose kung-fu fanaticism leads to a brutal showdown, where two men enter and only one man leaves.

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