New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

September 19, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Baby bump

September 18, 2017
[Los Angeles, California] : Altered Innocence, [2017]
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kacper Olszewski, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Caryl Swift.
Title from disc.
Eleven-year-old Mickey House is frustrated with his changing body, most notably, the over-sized ears sprouting out of his head. A loner at school with an overbearing mother who still treats him like a child, Mickey finds his only solace in selling urine to his classmates for drug tests.

Nise : the heart of madness

September 14, 2017
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing Home Video, [2017]
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Glória Pires, Julio Adrião, Flávio Bauraqui, Fabrício Boliveira, Fernando Eiras.
Wide screen.
Bonus features: Original theatrical trailer; other Strand trailers.
Returning to Rio de Janeiro, Dr. Nise Da Silveira returns to work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of the city where she refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock in the treatment of schizophrenics. Ridiculed by doctors, she is forced to take on the abandoned Sector for Occupational Therapy, where she would start a revolution through painting, animals and love.


September 14, 2017
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Antonythasan Jesuthasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers, Marc Zinga.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. Even though they barely know one another, they try to build a life together.

The stopover

September 12, 2017
[New York, NY] : First Run Features, [2016]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ariane Labed, Soko, Ginger Roman, Karim Leklov.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
On their way home from Afghanistan, a band of French soldiers stop in Cyprus for decompression: three days at a sun-splashed resort, where they will undergo intense psychological debriefing. There, amidst the crystal-blue waters and hordes of vacationing tourists, Marine and Aurore, two of only three women in their male-dominated unit: confront rage, trauma, and army sexism as they struggle to readjust to "normal" life.

Slack bay

September 8, 2017
New York, New York : Kino Lorber, [2017]
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.
Wide screen (2.39:1).
Title from disc label.
Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these mysterious disappearances must be Slack Bay, a unique site where the Slack river and the sea join only at high tide.

Like crazy

August 31, 2017
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Micaela Ramazzotti, Valentina Carnelutti.
Title from disc.
DVD release of the 2016 motion picture.
Beatrice is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she's on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. The film tells the story of the unpredictable and moving friendship that develops between the two women as they flee a mental institution in search of love and happiness in the open-air nuthouse -the world of sane people.

The wedding plan

August 31, 2017
[Los Angeles, CA] : Roadside Attractions LLC, [2017]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dafi Alferon, Noa Koler, Oded Leopold, Ronny Merhavi, Udi Persi.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Michal, blindsided by her fiance's decision to call off their wedding with only a month's notice, is unwilling to return to single life. Michal decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. As the day of the ceremony grows closer and no suitor appears, Michal puts everything on the line to find happiness.


August 30, 2017
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella.
Wide screen (2.40:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
In Justine's family everyone is a veterinarian and vegetarian. Sixteen-years-old, and an exceptional student, she is about to start studies at a veterinarian school where her older sister is also a student. But, she has barely arrived when the hazing starts. Justine is forced to eat raw meat. It is the first time in her life she has eaten meat of any kind. The consequences quickly make themselves felt, and Justine discovers her true nature.


August 30, 2017
Seoul : CJ Entertainment, 2017.
1 videodisc (143 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lee Byung-Hun, Gang Dong-Won, Kim Woo-Bin.
Title from disc label.
Jin Hyun-Pil runs 'One Network Inc.,' a company with an extensive network covering Korea. The chief of the Intellectual Crime Investigation team, Kim Jae-Myung, suspects One Network's involvement in a fraud case of unprecedented scale. Kim tracks down the company's IT architect and brain, Park Jang-gun, and attempts to persuade him to hand over Jin's secret ledger in exchange for a plea bargain. Feeling the police closing in on him, Jin moves operations out of Korea. Kim nonetheless continues his investigation into Jin. Six months later, news about Jin's death stirs the country once again.

Commando 2 [videorecording] : the black money trail

August 25, 2017
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, 2017.
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Vidyut Jamwal, Adah Sharma, Freddy Daruwala, Thakur Anoop Singh.
The film is a sequel to the 2013 film Commando: A One Man Army.
A man uses his combat skills to eradicate black money, which has been siphoned to banks abroad.

Asura : the city of madness

August 24, 2017
Seoul : CJ Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jung Woo-sung, Hwang Jung-min, Ji-Hun Ju, Do-Won Kwak.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Detective Han, who for years has been secretly doing dirty work for the corrupt mayor Park Sungbae, is now pressured by ruthless prosecutor Kim Cha-in to cooperate in an investigation against the mayor. Feeling trapped, Han persuades his young partner Sunmo to take over his work for the mayor, but things start to get tangled in unpredictable ways. As things are getting worse, only the most evil survives in this dog-eat-dog world.


August 24, 2017
Los Angeles, California : Shout! Factory, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Anton Pampushnyy, Sanjar Madi, Sebastien Sisak.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
During the Cold War, an organization called "Patriot" created a superhero squad that included members of various Soviet republics. For years, the heroes hid in the shadows, but now they must emerge to defend Mother Russia from a threat unlike any other they have faced before: the diabolical scientist Kuratov.

One week and a day

August 24, 2017
New York, NY : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2017]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sharon Alexander, Shai Avivi, Evgenia Dodina.
Wide screen (2.35:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
As Eyal finishes the traditional Jewish week of mourning for his late son, his wife Vicky urges him to return to their routine. But just because the shiva has ended doesn't mean it's life as usual. Each coping in their own way, Eyal and Vicky both attempt to regain a sense of control over their future, as they struggle to discover that there are still things in life worth living for.

Sarkar 3

August 24, 2017
Mumbai : Eros International, [2017]
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpayee, Yami Gautam, Amit Sadh, Ronit Roy.
Anamorphic wide screen.
The story looks at power and its attraction as the primary basis for human conflicts. The plot once again deals with multifaceted crisis in Subhash Nagre's life. The introduction of new characters that are set to create havoc in Sarkar's life from outside his circle, Govind Deshpandey who is Sarkar's rival political opponent, Annu Karkare out to seek revenge on Sarkar by using Cheeku, Sarkar's arrogant grandson and Gokul, his trusted wing man.


August 10, 2017
Mumbai : Everest Entertainment ; Sony DADE, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 143 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ashutosh Gowariker, Jitendra Joshi.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
As the news of a senior family member's illness spreads, the entire extended family gathers to show their support, at the hospital. But as the family gathers and meets after a long time, a lot more happens in the hospital's waiting room.

After the storm [videorecording]

August 10, 2017
[New York] : Film Movement, 2017.
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Abe Hiroshi, Maki Yoko, Yoshizawa Taiyo, Kiki Kilin.
Title from disc label.
Enhanced for widescreen TV (16x9).
Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son--until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.

Don't be bad

August 10, 2017
[Dallas, TX] : Uncork'd Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Silvia D'amico, Roberta Mattei, Valentino Campitelli, Danilo Cappanelli, Manuel Rulli.
Title from disc label.
A world where money, luxury cars, night clubs, cocaine and synthetic drugs are easy to run. A world in which Vittorio and Cesare, in their early twenty, act in search of their success.

Karan Johar's Badrinath ki dulhania [videorecording]

August 10, 2017
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, 2017.
1 videodisc (ca. 139 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sahil Vaid.
Title from container.
Special features : Making of the film -- Theatrical trailer.
Badrinath Bansal from Jhansi and Vaidehi Trivedi from Kota belong to small towns but have diametrically opposite opinions on everything. Will they be able to overcome circumstances to accept their love for each other?

Flügel und Fesseln = The future of Emily

August 10, 2017
Chicago : Facets Video, [2008]
1 videodisc ([106] min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Brigitte Fossey, Hildegard Knef, Ivan Desny, Hermann Treusch, Mathieu Carriere, Camille Raymond.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1984 and released in 1985.
A gripping drama of family relationships of three generations of females. Isabelle returns home to visit her daughter, but is followed by her smitten co-star. The situation sets off a volatile 24 hours as long-smoldering resentments surface.

Master of the drunken fist : Beggar So

August 4, 2017
[New York, NY] : HBO Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
Due to a conspiracy, the wealthy So Chan loses everything but is saved by the Beggars' Sect. He learns the long lost martial art, Drunken Fist, to defeat the person who framed him.


July 27, 2017
[United States] : Film Movement, [2017]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Oscar Martinez, Rodrigo De La Serna.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Felipe, a wealthy businessman who has become quadriplegic due to an accident, is looking for a therapeutic assistant. Although Felipe has several qualified candidates to do the job, he decides to hire Tito, who does not have the abilities or the conditions needed to do the job. The people closest to Felipe strongly try to convince him not to hire Tito but Felipe remains firm in his decision. Tito is the first person in a long time who doesn't treat him with pity.

League of gods

July 27, 2017
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jet Li, Louis Koo, Bingbing Fan, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Xiaoming Huang.
Title from disc.
Based on the 16th-century Chinese novel The Investiture of the Gods.
Tells how King Zhou of Shang becomes a tyrant due to the wiles of Daji, a vixen spirit who is disguised as one of his concubines.

Shin Godzilla

July 21, 2017
[Flower Mound, TX] : Funimation, [2017]
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Ren Osugi, Akira Emoto, Mikako Ichikawa.
Wide screen (16:9).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
When a massive gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A ragtag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster's weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side: the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.

Baar baar dekho [videorecording]

July 21, 2017
Mumbai : Eros International Media, 2017.
1 videodisc (141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra, Sarika.
Jai Verma, a mathematical genius, finds himself randomly travelling through time, until he learns to value his present. He gets to relive a significant day of his life in order to avert future setbacks. Can this disorder alter his life for better?

Baghtos kay mujra kar

July 21, 2017
Mumbai : Sony DADC
1 videodisc (approximately 142 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jitendra Joshi, Aniket Vishwasrao, Hemant Dhome, Akshay Tanksale, Parna Pethe.
Wide screen.
Title from container.
This film critiques contemporary attitudes to cultural heritage.


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