New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

August 21, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Two days, one night = Deux jours, une nuit

August 20, 2015
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salee.
Special features: New 2K digital transfer, approved by directors; New interviews with directors, actors; Documentary by the directors; New tour of the film's key locations with directors; Trailer; Essay.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
Sandra has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. So, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes, before time runs out.

Piku [videorecording] = Pīkū

August 19, 2015
Mumbai, India : Reliance Home Video & Games, a division of Reliance Big Entertainment, 2015.
1 videodisc (ca. 125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan, Moushumi Chatterjee.
Title from container.
"Motion se hi emotion"--Container.
A quirky comedy about the relationship between an ageing father and his young daughter, living in a cosmopolitan city, dealing with each other's conflicting ideologies while being fully aware that they are each other's only emotional support.

Day for night

August 12, 2015
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Francois Truffaut.
Title from sell sheet.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1973.
The leading lady is recovering from a nervous breakdown, another performer is soused on the set, unions threaten to walk, shooting must finish before the insurance lapses and a cat can't hit its mark. Is this any way to make a film?

Gabbar is back [videorecording]

July 30, 2015
London : Eros International, [2015]
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Akshay Kumar, Shruti Hasan, Sunil Grover, Suman Talwar.
Title and credits from disc label.
When he loses all he holds dear and the establishment ignores his plight, Ajay (AK) takes matters into his own hands.

Falling for Mala = A la Mala

July 29, 2015
Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 106 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Aislinn Derbez, Mauricio Ochmann, Luis Arrieta, Daniela Schmidt, Juan Diego Covarrubias, Jose Ron, Aurora Papile, Alejandra Guilmant.
Title from disc label.
After beautiful struggling actress Mala is hired to flirt with and then dump a producer's handsome ex, she discovers that her acting skills may not be enough to save her from falling in love.

Zero motivation [videorecording]

July 23, 2015
[New York] : Zeitgeist Films, 2015.
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, Shani Klein.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Zero Motivation is a unique, sharply observed, sometimes dark and often hilarious portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost. Playing out like M*A*S*H meets Orange is the New Black, Talya Lavie's debut details the power struggles of three women with different agendas and very little to do. Pencil-pushers in the Human Resources Office, best friends Zohar (Dana Ivgy) and Daffi (Nelly Tagar) spend their time playing video games, singing pop songs, jousting with stationery and dreaming of Tel Aviv. The indolent twosome are watched over by their aspiring senior officer, Rama (Shani Klein), who dreams of a higher position and a significant military career, but with a platoon of unskilled, idle, female soldiers without any drive under her charge, her ambitions for promotion are constantly thwarted.

Dum laga ke haisha [videorecording]

July 21, 2015
Mumbai : Yash Raj Films, 2015.
1 videodisc (approximately 111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Sanjay Mishra, Alka Amin.
Special features : Making of the film -- Making of the story -- Making of the songs -- Sunder Susheel -- Moh moh -- Dard karaara -- Tu -- Dum laga ke haisha -- Deleted scenes -- Theatrical trailer & promos.
When more-than-pleasantly-plump Sandhya gets hitched to Prem, the latter cannot bring himself to look beyond his wife's size. Her relentless attempts to win over his attention are in vain and the two end up on the brink of divorce when she overhears him passing objectionable remarks about her to friends. Can blubber hinder love?

Karar : the deal

July 17, 2015
Mumbai : Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd., [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tarun Arora, Mahek Chahal, Jyoti Rana, Shashi Wadia.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Anamorphic widescreen.
Two women both love a man who is full of lies and greed.

7 días en La Habana [videorecording] : 7 días / 7 directores

July 16, 2015
México : Cinema Nueva Era, [2013]
1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Daniel Brühl, Emir Kusturica, Elia Suleiman, Josh Hutcherson, Mirta Ibarra.
Special features include: trailer; synopsis ; technical details ; photo gallery.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2012.
Lunes, El Yuma ; Martes, Jam Session ; Miércoles, La tentación de Cecilia ; Jueves, Diario de un principiante ; Viernes, Ritual ; Sábado, Dulce Amargo ; Doming, La fuente.
Seven directors offer their visions of contemporary Cuba in seven vignettes set in Havana.

Hard to be a God

July 16, 2015
[New York, New York] : Kino Lorber, [2015]
1 videodisc (177 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Leonid Yarmolnik, Dmitriy Vladimirov, Laura Lauri.
Based on the novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Don Rumata is one of a group of Earth scientists who have been sent to the planet Arkanar with the proviso that they must not interfere in the planet's political or historical development. Treated by the planet's natives as a kind of divinity, Don is both godlike and impotent in the face of its chaos and brutality.

Dirty politics [videorecording] = Ḍarṭī pôliṭiksa

July 2, 2015
Mumbai, India : Reliance Home Video & Games, a division of Reliance Big Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (133 mins.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Naseeruddin Shah, Mallika Sherawat, Jackie Shroff, Ashutosh Rana.
Anokhi Devi is a popular dancer who engages in a relationship with Dina Nath for political power. When election ticket doesn't come her way, she threatens to bring out an objectionable CD containing something that can destroy Dina Natha's career. Anokhi goes missing and the case moves to CBI for investigation.

Ek paheli Leela [videorecording]

July 2, 2015
New Delhi : Super Cassettes : T-Series, [2015]
1 videodisc (145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sunny Leone, Mohit Ahlawat, Jay Bhanushali, Rajneesh Duggal.
London-based model Mira (Sunny Leone) comes to India on an assignment. She falls in love with a prince in Jaisalmer and gets married to him. Meanwhile, a budding musician Karan (Jay Bhanushali) is getting persistent nightmares after hearing an old Rajasthani folk tune and keeps muttering the name Leela in sleep. How is Mira related to Leela?

Hunterrr [videorecording] = Hanṭararara

July 2, 2015
Mumbai : Shemaroo Entertainment, 2015.
1 videodisc (141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Gulshan Devaiah, Radhika Apte, Sai Tamhankar.
Bonus content : Making of the film.
Mandar Ponkshe has an insatiable libido. Ironically, after countless affairs, he develops a conscience and seeks something more permanent.

Baby [videorecording]

June 17, 2015
New Delhi : Super Cassettes Industries Pvt. Ltd., 2015.
1 videodisc (approximately 159 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Akshay Kumar, Danny Denzongpa, Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu.
India faces multiple terror threats - can 'Baby' battle the big bad guys?

Roy [videorecording]

June 11, 2015
New Delhi : Super Cassettes : T-Series, 2015
1 videodisc (ca. 148 min.): sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Arjun Rampal, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ranbir Kapoor, Barun Chanda.
Title from container.
Special features : The making -- Song making -- Bonus songs.
A director's movie is inspired by a thief's character; but when reality and fiction collide - his story takes an unexpected turn.

Gett : the trial of Viviane Amsalem

June 11, 2015
[Place of publication not identified] : Southport Music Box Corporation
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Gabi Amrani.
Special Features: Making of documentary ; The cinema of Gett--an interview with Shlomi Elkabetz ; 2015 Golden Globes symposium ; PRX Radio interview with Shlomi Elkabetz
"Desperate to free herself from a loveless marriage, an Israeli woman named Viviane Amsalem files for divorce from her cruel and manipulative husband. But Israeli law and its Rabbinical court dictates that a divorce can only be granted under the husband's consent. Determined to obtain her dignity and freedom Viviane finds herself fighting an epic and deeply dramatic psychological battle against a profoundly absurd legal system and her cold and calculating estranged husband."--Back of container.

Stray dogs

June 5, 2015
1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Li Kangsheng, Yang Guimei, Lu Yijing, Chen Xiangqi, Li Yicheng, Li Yijie, Wu Jinkai.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Bonus features: Journey to the west, a film by Tsai Ming-liang (2014, 52 min.); theatrical trailer; Booklet featuring essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum.
"A single father makes his meager living holding up an advertising placard on a traffic island in the middle of a busy highway. His children wait out their days in supermarkets before they eat with their father and go to sleep in an abandoned building. As the father starts to come apart, a woman in the supermarket takes the children under her wing. There are real stray dogs to be fed in Tsai's everyday apocalypse, but the title also refers to its principal characters"--Container label.

Wild tales

June 2, 2015
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dario Grandinetti, Maria Marull, Monica Villa.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.

Badalāpur [videorecording] : don't miss the beginning

May 28, 2015
Mumbai : Eros International Media, 2015.
1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam.
Raghu's indefectible life is devastated, when a robbery episode kills his wife and son. The culprit Liak refuses to let out the truth and is imprisoned for 20 years. Refusing to move on, Raghu harbours in him the tryst for truth. Can he avenge the deaths of people who meant the world to him?

Hawaizaada [videorecording]

May 28, 2015
Mumbai, India : Reliance Home Video & Games, a division of Reliance Big Entertainment, 2015.
1 videodisc (157 mins.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ayushmann Khurrana, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Sharda.
Eight years before the Wright Brothers flew the first aircraft, an Indian had already made aviation history

NH 10 [videorecording]

May 28, 2015
Mumbai : Eros International Media, [2015]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Anushka Sharma, Neil Bhoopalam, Deepti Naval.
Meera and Arjun drive down NH10 - can they survive a highway from hell?

State of siege

May 26, 2015
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O.E. Hasse, Jacques Weber.
Widescreen (1.66:1) aspect ratio.
Special features: new conversation between director Costa-Gavras and film scholar Peter Cowie; NBC News excerpts from 1970 on the kidnapping of Dan Mitrione, on which the film is based; essay by journalist Mark Danner.
Costa-Gavras puts the United States' involvement in South American politics under the microscope in this arresting thriller. An urban guerilla group, outraged at the counterinsurgency and torture training clandestinely organized by the CIA in their country (unnamed in the film), abducts a U.S. official to bargain for the release of political prisoners; soon the kidnapping becomes a media sensation, leading to violence.

The confession

May 22, 2015
[United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]
1 videodisc (139 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Gabriele Ferzetti.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1970.
The master of the political thriller became an instant phenomenon after the mammoth success of Z, and he quickly followed it with the perhaps even more riveting. Based on a harrowing true story, influential Czechoslovak dignitary who, in the early fifties, was abducted, imprisoned, and interrogated by fellow members of his country's Communist ruling party, their intentions vague, their methods terrifying.

A girl walks home alone at night

May 22, 2015
© 2015
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
Sheila Vand, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Arash Marandi, Dominic Rains, Milad Eghbali, Rome Shandaloo.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
Extras include deleted scenes, Q&A with director, stills gallery, trailer.
The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made. A joyful mash up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films and the Iranian New Wave.

Action Jackson [videorecording]

May 21, 2015
Mumbai : Eros International Media, [2015]
1 videodisc (157 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ajay Devgan, Sonakshi Sinha.
A Don's sister falls for his most trusted lieutenant. When he refuses to reciprocate, she vows to destroy him. Her lust and his scorn form the crux of this puerile potboiler.


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