New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

February 6, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Far from men

February 5, 2016
©2015
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, Djemel Barek, Vincent Martin.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Adapted from the short story, L'Hote by Albert Camus.
In 1954, Daru, a reclusive ex-soldier, is thrown into the woes of rebellion when he's ordered to escort a villager accused of murder to prison during the Algerian War. As their journey leads them through a deadly fire-fight between settlers and rebels, the two men on opposite sides of the conflict must join forces to survive.

A hard day = Kk̆ŭt kkaji kanda

February 5, 2016
©2015
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Yi Sŏn-gyun, Cho Chin-ung, Sin Chŏng-gŭn, Chŏng Man-sik.
Special features: Bad vs. worst (featurette); Deleted scenes; The making of A hard day; Trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
"A pitch-black comedy with style to burn, A Hard Day depicts a day-in- the-life of a cop that goes from bad to worse to cursed. Driving back from his mother's funeral, homicide detective Gun-soo runs over a man in a dark rural street. In a moment of desperation, he dumps the body in a coffin alongside his mother. The disappearance of his accident victim is investigated by a colleague, and, making matters worse, a witness steps forward, a detective named Park."--Container.

The kindergarten teacher

February 5, 2016
New York, New York : Kino Lorber, [2015]
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sarit Larry, Avid Shnaidman, Lior Raz.
Widescreen.
Credits also in Hebrew.
It's the story of a teacher who becomes at first enchanted, and then ultimately consumed, by the poetic genius of her five-year-old student. Nira discovers that her young student Yoav has an otherworldly talent for language and poetry, and becomes interested in cultivating the boy's gift, but when fascination morphs into obsession, Nira pushes the boundaries of her relationship with the boy and his family in an attempt to protect the purity of his talent.

Singh is bliing

January 28, 2016
London : Eros International, [2015]
1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Akshay Kumar, Sunny Leone, Amy Jackson, Kay Kay Menon, Lara Dutta, Prabhudheva.
Title from container.
Anamorphic widescreen.
Raftaar, the apple of his mother's eye, is also the biggest irritant for his father. He is always looking to have fun. This displeases his father to no end. One day, fed up of his dalliances, his father orders Raftaar to go to Goa and work for his friend there, and learn to take on responsibility. Once in Goa, he impresses his new boss with his enthusiasm and out of the box thinking. Soon he gets an important assignment from his boss which gets him to meet Sara and thus begins their unique love.

The new girlfriend

January 28, 2016
©2014
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 cm.
Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier, Raphaël Personnaz, Isild Le Besco.
Special features: Behind-the-scenes making of ; 10 bonus deleted Scenes ; 2015 theatrical trailer,
Adapted from The new girlfriend by Ruth Rendell.
Claire, whose closest friend since childhood, Lea, passes away, leaving behind her husband, David and newborn baby. One day Claire drops by David's house unexpectedly, and finds him feeding his baby with a bottle while dressed in his dead wife's clothes. He explains that Lea was aware of his predilection, and his relief that he's able to share his secret with someone moves both of them to create a female persona for him named Virginia. As David begins to identify more strongly as Virginia, this leads to confusing and conflicting feelings in Claire, and causes a rift between her and her husband.

Eden

January 20, 2016
Los Angeles, CA : Broad Green Pictures, [2016]
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Felix De Givry, Pauline Etienne, Vincent MacAigne, Hugo Conzelmann, Zita Hanrot.
Widescreen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
A trip into the '90s Parisian electronic dance movement experienced through the eyes of DJ groups Cheers and Daft Punk, who, together with their friends, plunge into the ephemeral nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music.

Samba

January 20, 2016
Los Angeles, CA : Broad Green Pictures, [2016]
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tahar Rahim, Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Widescreen.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
A richly entertaining chronicle of an undocumented kitchen worker battling deportation from his adopted home in Paris.

The complete Lady Snowblood : Lady Snowblood ; Lady Snowblood: love song of vengeance.

January 20, 2016
[Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
2 videodiscs (approximately 186 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lady Snowblood: Meiko Kaji, Toshio Kurosawa, Masaaki Daimon, Miyoko Akaza, Shinichi Uchida, Takeo Chii, Noboru Nakaya, Yoshiko Nakada, Akemi Negishi, Kaoru Kusuda, Maymi Maemura, Eiji Okada, Ko Nishimura.
Widescreen (2.35:1)
Lady Snowblood : love song of vengeance originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
Disc 1. Lady Snowblood / Toho Co., Ltd. ; directed by Toshiya Fujita ; produced by Kikumaru Okuda ; original authors, Kazuo Koike, Kazuo Kamimura ; screenplay by Norio Osada ; 97 min.-- Disc two. Lady Snowblood: love song of vengeance / Toho Co., Ltd. ; directed by Toshiya Fujita ; produced by Kikumaru Okuda ; original authors, Kazuo Koike, Kazuo Kamimura ; screenplay by Norio Osada, Kiyohide Ohara ; 89 min.
A young woman, trained from childhood as an assassin and hellbent on revenge for her father's murder and her mother's rape, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction. Rampant with inventive violence and spectacularly choreographed swordplay, the influential cult classic Lady Snowblood and set in late nineteenth century Japan, is a bloody, beautiful extravaganza composed of one elegant widescreen composition.

Manjhi [videorecording] : the mountain man

January 11, 2016
Mumbai, India : Reliance Home Video & Games, a division of Reliance Big Entertainment, 2015.
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Tigmanshu Dhulia.
This is biopic of Dashrath Manjhi, India's mountain man who single-handedly made a road through the mountains of Gehlaur. What gave him the strength to take on this onerous task is his deep love for his wife who meets with an accident here.

Brothers [videorecording]

January 11, 2016
Mumbai, India : Reliance Home Video & Games, a division of Reliance Big Entertainment, 2015.
1 videodisc (158 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Jackie Shroff.
Prize-fighters David and Monty are bitterly estranged brothers - who wins when they face each other in the ring?

Chotushkone = The quadrangle

December 30, 2015
Mumbai, India : Reliance Home Video & Games, [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 147 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Aparna Sen, Chiranjeet Chakraborty, Goutam Ghose, Parambrata Chatterjee, Koushilk Ganguly.
Non-Latin script record
"Death, fair and square."--Container.
Four famous directors and an old friend reunited together by a unknown producer to make a film. They will made four short stories in this film with one theme. Death.--IMDb.

Hero [videorecording] : rebels. love. freedom.

December 30, 2015
Mumbai : Eros International, c2015.
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sooraj Pacholi, Athiya Shetty, Aditya Pancholi, Tigmanshu Dhulia.
Top cop Mathur's daughter, Radha is kidnapped by Sooraj, the protege of her father's arch-rival. Cupid plays his part in making them fall in love. But, this volatile love story can never end in happiness. Do they give up on each other?

Beloved sisters

December 30, 2015
© 2015
1 videodisc (171 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius, Claudia Messner, Ronald Zehrfeld, Maja Maranow, Michael Wittenborn.
DVD release of the 2014 motion picture.
Bonus: Making-of.
The story of an unconventional romance between two aristocratic sisters and rebellious poet, Friedrich Schiller, who took the European literary world by storm in the late eighteenth century. As the German Enlightenment flourishes in Weimar, vibrant Caroline von Beulwitz finds herself in an unhappy marriage to provide for her mother and shy younger sister Charlotte von Lengefeld. When both sisters fall for an outspoken writer, their desire ignites a journey of shared passion and creativity.

Eastern boys

December 23, 2015
New York, NY : First Run Features, [2013]
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil Vorobyov.
Widescreen.
Arriving from all over Eastern Europe, the men who loiter around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris are scraping by however they can, forming gangs for support and protection, ever fearful of being caught by the police and deported. When the middle-aged, bourgeois Daniel approaches a boyishly handsome Ukrainian who calls himself Marek for a date, he learns the young man is willing to do anything for some cash.

Identity card [videorecording] : ek lifeline

December 17, 2015
Mumbai : Madhu Entertainment & Media ltd. : Icem Infotech Services, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Tia Bajpai, Furqan Merchant, Saurabh Shukla, Vipin Sharma.
The film attempts to decipher the plight of Kashmiri civilians and local law enforcement officials who often get caught between the India-Pakistan conflict and militant menace in the region.

Masaan

December 17, 2015
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 109.17 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sanjay Mishra, Richa Chadha (i.e. Chadda), Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi.
Title from container.
Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0; anamorphic widescreen, 16:9.
Four lives intersect along the Ganges: a low caste boy hopelessly in love, a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, a hapless father with fading morality, and a spirited child yearning for a family, long to escape the moral constructs of a small-town.

Tokyo fiancée

December 15, 2015
New York, NY : First Run Features, [2014]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Pauline Etienne, Taichi Inoue, Julie Lebreton.
Title from disc label.
Based on Amélie Nothomb's bestselling novel, Tokyo fiancée.
Based on Amelie Nothomb's bestselling novel, Tokyo Fiancee is a dark romantic comedy that will appeal to fans of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie and Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation. The young, pixie-like Amelie is in love with all things Japanese, which prompts her to buy a one-way ticket to Tokyo in order to completely immerse herself in Japanese culture. She offers to work as a French tutor, and soon finds herself enjoying a passionate relationship with her only student, the charming Rinri.

Wolf totem

December 15, 2015
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 122 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Feng Shaofeng, Shawn Dou, Ankhnyam Ragchaa, Yin Zhusheng, Basen Zhabu.
Title from disc label.
Based on the novel by Jiang Rong.
A young Beijing student is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; humans and animals, residents and invaders alike, struggle to find their true place in the world.

About Elly [videorecording]

December 15, 2015
[United States] : Cinema Guild, 2015.
1 videodisc (ca. 119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Merila Zare'I, Mani Haghighi.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
With the return of their friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college pals decide to reunite of a weekend by the Caspian Sea. The fun starts right away as they quickly catch on the plan of lively Sepideh, who has brought along Elly, her daughter's kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad. But seemingly trivial lies, which start accumulating at the seashore, suddenly swing round and come back full force when one afternoon Elly suddenly vanishes.

Goodnight mommy = Ich seh, ich seh

December 15, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Susanne Wuest, Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz, Hans Escher, Elfriede Schatz, Karl Purker, Georg Deliovsky, Christian Steindl, Christian Schatz.
Special features: A conversation with filmmakers Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala.
DVD release of the 2014 motion picture.
In this atmospheric, nerve-straining chiller, two young twins confined to an isolated country house transform their resentment towards their mother into a fatal illusion about her identity. In the heat of the summer, a lonesome house in the countryside between woods and corn fields. Nine-year-old twin brothers are waiting for their mother. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. The children start to doubt that this woman is actually their mother.

Bal Ganesh 2 [videorecording]

December 8, 2015
Mumbai : Shemaroo Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., [2009]
1 videodisc (approximately 76 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Bonus content: making of the film.
The elephant god who is loved, adored, and worshipped by millions worldwide, and considered the God of Gods, was once a cute little child, intelligent, smart, and a whole lot of fun. Join Bal Ganesh for new adventures that are spiced with foot-tapping music, and great humor.

Bahubali : the beginning

December 8, 2015
Mumbai : Dharma Productions / Reliance Home Videos & Games, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 159 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Rana Daggubati, Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Tamanah.
Widescreen.
Title from disc label.
Raised in a remote tribal village, Shivudu grows up a carefree young man who relentlessly pursues is heart's desire. This leads him on an adventure to a completely unfamiliar territory. On this journey, he falls in love with Avantlka, a Nishada soldier.

The chambermaid = Das Zimmermädchen Lynn

December 2, 2015
©2015
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Vicky Krieps, Lena Lauzemis, Steffen Münster, Christian Aumer, Christine Schorn.
Based on the novel: Das Zimmermädchen by Markus Orths.
Lynn is the most thorough chambermaid at the hotel where she works, leaving no shelf undusted, no sheet untucked. Fascinated by the lives of the guests she cleans up after and crippled by her own shyness, she rummages through their belongings and even hides under their beds, vicariously experiencing their conversations, meals and discreet interludes. When she finds herself present during a guest's S&M session with the call girl Chiara, Lynn can't help but let her curiosity get the better of her, clandestinely noting Chiara's phone number when the coast is clear. Bold and unrestrained, Chiara soon draws Lynn out of her shell, opening her up to a new intimacy Lynn had previously only experienced as an intrepid voyeur.

Black coal, thin ice = Bai ri yan huo

December 1, 2015
[Plano, TX] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Fan Liao, Lun Mei Gwei, Xuebing Wang.
Widescreen.
Includes trailer.
An ex cop and his ex partner decide to follow up on investigation of a series of murders that ended their careers and shamed them, when identical murders begin again.

Guddu rangeela [videorecording]

November 30, 2015
Mumbai : Fox Star Studios Pvt. ltd : Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd., 2015.
1 videodisc (approximately 125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ronit Roy, Arshad Warsi.
Special features : Making of Amit Injury -- Making of Billu Pehelwaan character -- Making of mata ka email -- Making of Guddu & Rangeela character -- The sooriyan song making.
Two dirty rotten scoundrels, Guddu and Rangeela, run an orchestra full-time and scams part-time. When they cross swords with the Khaps, these small-time thugs court big-time trouble.

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