New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

August 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Kajarya [videorecording] : let the truth prevail

August 24, 2016
Mumbai : Times Music, [2016]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Meenu Hooda, Ridhima Sud, Kuldip Ruhil.
Kajarya explores the issue of female infanticide. It is a thriller about two women -- a woman who lives in the village and has the job of killing babies and the other is an opportunistic journalist from New Delhi.

Like father, like son

August 24, 2016
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Fukuyama Masaharu, Ono Machiko , Maki Yōko, Rirī Furankī (Lily Franky).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Includes trailer.
Affluent architect Ryota and his wife Midori face a terrible dilemma when they learn that their six-year-old son, Keita, was accidentally switched at birth and is not their biological child. In the wake of this revelation, Ryota's sense of fatherhood is shaken to the core as he witnesses both his wife's enduring devotion to Keita and his own conflicting feelings of nature versus nurture. Now his decision on which boy is truly his son will change the family's lives forever.

Jour de fête

August 19, 2016
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble, Paul Frankeur, Santa Relli, Maine Vallée, Declassan, Roger Rafal, Beauvais.
Special features: New 2K digital restoration; Disc 1: À l'américaine (a 2013 visual essay by Tati expert Stéphane Goudet tracking the evolution of Tati's comedy); Trailer. Disc 2: Two alternate versions of Jour de fête: a partly colorized 1964 version and the full-color 1995 rerelease version; "Jour de fête": in search of the lost color (1988 epidsode of the French television program Cinéma cinémas, documentary on the restoration of the film to Tati's original color version); New English subtitle translation.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1949.
disc 1. 1949 version -- disc 2. 1964 version, 1995 version.
In this enchanting debut feature, Jacques Tati stars as a fussbudget of a postman who is thrown for a loop when a traveling fair comes to his village. Tati shot this film simultaneously in black and white and in an untested color process that proved impossible to print copies of. In 1964 he re-edited it with added hand-colored footage, and in 1995 the full-color film was able to be released from the original color negatives.

Ki & Ka [videorecording]

August 18, 2016
Mumbai : Eros International Media, [2016]
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Swaroop Sampat, Rajit Kapur.
Kia is an ambitious career woman in New Delhi who doesn't want marriage to come in the way of her dream. Kabir prefers to stay away from the stress of a working professional. The foundation stone of their relationship is laid on this arrangement.

Rak ti khon kaen = Cemetery of splendour

August 12, 2016
1 videodisc (122 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 2015.
Bonus features: deleted scenes; making-of featurette; original theatrical trailer.
Soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier with no family visitors. Magic, healing, romance and dreams are all part of Jen's tender path to a deeper awareness of herself and the world around her.


August 11, 2016
New Almaden, CA : Wolfe, [2016]
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lehar Khan, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Surveen Chawla, Radhika Apte.
Bonus features: Theatrical trailer.
Inspirational drama women who are set in the heart of parched rural landscape of Gujarat India.


August 11, 2016
Philadelphia, PA : distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Adil Hussain, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Gulnaaz Ansari, Komal Gupta.
Widescreen (1.85:1)
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
A Social Services officer Lakshman Joshi, whose bad past and current reality begin to converge as he investigates a kidnapping ring within the rain-soaked back alleys and seedy nightclubs of urban Mumbai.


August 9, 2016
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf, Michael Maertens, Imogen Kogge, Kirsten Block.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
Based on the novel Le retour des cendres by Hubert Monteilhet.
Set in a rubble-strewn Berlin in 1945, is like no other film about post-World War II Jewish identity. After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret performer, her face disfigured and reconstructed, returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out the gentile husband who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis. Without recognizing her, he enlists her to play his wife in a bizarre hall-of-shattered-mirrors story that's as richly metaphorical as it is preposterously engrossing.

The wave

August 5, 2016
Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kristoffer Joner, Thomas Bo Larsen.
Special features: AXS TV: a look at The Wave ; theatrical trailer.
The experienced geologist Kristian Eikfjord has accepted a job offer out of town. He is getting ready to move from the city of Geiranger with his family, when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes in the underground. Kristian gets worried and his worst nightmare is about to come true, when the alarm goes off and the disaster is inevitable. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many as possible including his own family.

Channo kamli yaar di

August 4, 2016
Model Town Jalandhar : Speed Records
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Neeru Bajwa, Binnu Dhillon, Darren Andrichuk, Karamjit Anmol, Jason Asuncion.
Title from disc label.
Channo is an emotional journey of a very common Punjabi girl who goes to Canada to find her missing husband Jeet.

Judge Singh

August 3, 2016
[United States] : Saga Music / Unisys Infosolutions, [2016]
1 videodisc (138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ravindra Grewal, Chandan Prabhakar, Surbhi Mahendru.
In order to protect his son and his reputation, a politician uses his influence to frame a middle class boy in a murder actually committed by his son.


July 26, 2016
Mumbai : Ultra Media & Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Parth Akerkar, Hayder Ali.
Special features include making of the film, making of the songs.
Neerja is a portrayal on the life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.


July 26, 2016
New York, NY : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2016]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Juliette Binoche, Giorgio Colangeli, Lou De Laage, Domenico Diele, Antonio Folletto.
Widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio)
DVD release of the 2015 motion picture.
When the seductive Jeanne arrives at her boyfriend's childhood home, she is greeted by his brooding mother Anna. As the two women await him, a mysterious secret looms over the household, ready to boil over.

Sanam teri kasam [videorecording]

July 13, 2016
Mumbai : Eros International Media, [2016]
1 videodisc (154 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Harshvardhan Rane, Mawra Hocane, Manish Choudhary.
It is impossible for Saraswati Parthasarthy to get a guy for herself. After being turned down by ten men and disowned by her own family, Saroo finds solace in her incorrigible neighbour Inder. Does their love story see a happy ending?

My golden days

July 8, 2016
Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-lecollinet, Mathieu Amalric, Olivier Rabourdin.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
The story of Paul Dedalus, an anthropologist preparing to leave Tajikistan. Reflecting on his life, he has a series of flashbacks starting from his childhood in Roubaix; his mother's attacks of madness, his father's alienating depression. He remembers a student trip to the USSR, where a clandestine mission led him to offer up his own identity for a young Russian, whom he considered a phantom twin for the remainder of his life.

Fan [videorecording]

July 8, 2016
Mumbai : Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd., 2016.
12 videodiscs (142 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Shah Rukh Khan, Waluscha De Sousa, Sayani Gupta, Shriya Pilgaonkar.
Title from disc label.
Superstar Aryan inspires Gaurav, his fan who attacks anyone attacking his idol. But what happens when Aryan himself rejects Gaurav - does Gaurav remain Aryan's adoring fan?

The mermaid

June 30, 2016
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Yun Lin, Chao Deng, Show Luo, Kristy Wu, Yuqi Zhang, Li Shangzheng, Pierre Bourdaud.
Widescreen (2.35).
Special features: The mermaid: behind the scenes ; making-of ; Invinsible music video.
Xuan's real estate project involved reclamation of the sea, threatening the livelihood of the residents who relied on the sea to make a living. Bearing family secrets, Shan was dispatched to stop Xuan. During their encounters, they fall in love with each other. Even though Xuan stopped the reclamation plan out of his love for Shan, Shan got injured in an accident and vanished into the sea.

Gadaar [videorecording] : the traitor

June 28, 2016
Bathinda : Saga Music, 2016.
1 videodisc (approximately 126 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Harbhajan Mann, Evelyn Sharma, Shavinder Mahal.
Jai Singh is one of the richest Indians in the world who loves to live life on the edge. A conspiracy suddenly changes his life and brings him back to India.

Ghayal [videorecording] : once again

June 28, 2016
New Delhi : Icem Infotech Services : Middlesex : B4U Network, 2016.
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sunny Deol, Om Puri, Soha Ali Khan, Shivam Patil.
Special feature : The making of Ghayal once again.
Sequel to the movie "Ghayal"(1990).
Ajay Mehra, after finishing off his life sentence, starts a newspaper called Satyakam. Ajay Mehra has earned quite a fan following among the youths, who finds his fearless and unforgiving approach in dealing with all kinds of sociopaths very inspiring. Among his die hard fans are these four teenagers who happened to have received bravery medals from him once. These four friends once out on photography expedition, accidentally record a murder on a camera. The footage turns out to be explosive as it clearly shows two of the city's most powerful people involved in the murder.


June 27, 2016
New York, New York : Cohen Media Group, [2016]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Siguour Sigurjonsson, Theodor Juliusson, Charlotte Boving.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country's best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi's sheep, the entire valley comes under threat.

Faraar [videorecording] = Farāra

June 21, 2016
Bathinda : Saga Music, 2016.
1 videodisc (109 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Gippy Grewal, Kainaat Arora.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
A man traveling to the United States becomes involved in an investigation when authorities think he is a notorious criminal.

Kapoor & Sons (since 1921) [videorecording]

June 21, 2016
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, 2016.
1 videodisc (140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Rishi Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan, Ratna Pathak.
Rahul and Arjun, two estranged brothers are forced to return to their childhood home when their 90 year old grandfather gets a heart attack. While living under one roof, family secrets unravel and misunderstandings are on the verge of turning into tragedy.

Valley of love

June 20, 2016
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing Home Video, [2016]
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Isabelle Huppert, Gerard Depardieu, Dan Warner.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
A separated couple journey to Death Valley after receiving a mysterious letter from their dead son in the expectation that he will appear to them at a certain place and time in the desert.

Marshland = La isla mínimaMarshland

June 17, 2016
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing Home Video, [2016]
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Javier Gutierrez, Raul Arevalo, Maria Varod, Perico Cervantes, Jesus Ortiz, Antonio De La Torre.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
Bonus features: original theatrical trailer ; other Strand Releasing trailers.
The Spanish Deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters; both detectives in the homicide division, to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ideology, detectives Juan and Pedro must put aside their differences in order to hunt down a killer who has terrorized the community for years.

Embrace of the serpent

June 15, 2016
[New York, New York] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2016]
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar.
Wide screen (2.35:1).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
The film centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.


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