New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

June 18, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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
©2013
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.

PK [videorecording]

May 15, 2015
Mumbai, India : Reliance Home Video & Games, a division of Reliance Big Entertainment, 2015.
1 videodisc (approximately 153 mins.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla, Sushant Singh Rajput.
Title from container.
An alien lands on earth but loses his remote to go home. Does 'PK' return - and as he navigates the human world, what does he gain and lose?

Leviathan

May 6, 2015
[Culver City, California] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 141 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Aleksey Serebryakov, Roman Madyanov, Elena Lyadova.
Title from disc surface.
Anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1).
Kolya lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son Roma. The town's corrupt mayor is determined to take away his business, his house, and his land.

Katakuri-ke no kōfuku = Happiness of the Katakuris

April 30, 2015
[United States] : Eastern Star, 2008.
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Kenji Sawada, Naomi Nishida.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
Extras include director's commentary, "making of" documentary; animating The Katakuris; interviews with The Katakuris; trailers.
A modern dysfunctional family opens their dream inn in the country. Despite all their best efforts, unfortunate accidents occur.

Happy New Year [videorecording]

April 30, 2015
New Delhi : Super Cassettes : T-Series, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Anurag Kashyap.
Includes a booklet that has pictures taken during the shoot.
A team of losers win the love of millions in their quest to pull off the biggest diamond heist ever by team India.

Shamitabh [videorecording]

April 30, 2015
Mumbai : Eros International Media, 2015.
1 videodisc (133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Dhanush, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshara Haasan.
Mute Daanish becomes a superstar when Amitabh Sinha provides him his voice - what happens when ego pulls body and speech apart?

Ungli [videorecording] = Un̐galī

April 30, 2015
Mumbai : Shemaroo Entertainment, 2015.
1 videodisc (ca. 114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Emraan Hashmi, Randeep Hooda, Kangna Ranaut, Neil Bhoopalam, Angad Bedi & Sanjay Dutt.
Title from container.
Four friends, Abhay (a crime journalist), Maya (a medical intern), Goti (a computer hardware specialist), and Kalim (the owner of a garage), create a vigilante gang called the Ungli gang. They decide to do something about the corruption in every strata of the system. The gang picks up momentum and people's love by a series of actions.

Sandcastle

April 23, 2015
[United States] : Junglee Home Video, [2014]
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Shahana Chatterjee.
The story of a rebel breaking out of the cocoon of societal pressure to find her own place.

Mommy

April 22, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (139 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clement, Antoine Olivier Pilon.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
A feisty widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her explosive fifteen year old ADHD son. As they try to make ends meet and struggle with their unpredictable menage, the peculiar, new girl across the street, Kyla, benevolently offers her help. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained.

The admiral : roaring currents

April 15, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Min-Sik Choi, Seung-Ryong Ryu, Jin-Woong Jo.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
The story of Korean history's most astonishing military victory by its greatly revered strategist, Admiral Yi Sunshin, who lures over 300 Japanese ships into a deadly trap where they meet their fate against only thirteen battle ships.

Saare jahaan se mehnga [videorecording] = Sāre jahām̐ se mahaṅgā

April 9, 2015
Mumbai : Shemaroo Entertainment, 2015.
1 videodisc (ca. 108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sanjay Mishra, Pragati Pandey, Disha Pandey, Zakir Hussain.
A hilarious and satirical take on Mehngai (inflation), seen through the eyes of a middle class family of four, Puttan Pal, his wife Noori, younger brother Gopal and father. The family crushed under the burden of inflation tries to deal with it trough an ingenious idea, not realizing the problems they will face as a result of the idea.

Tevar [videorecording]

April 2, 2015
Mumbai : Eros International Media, 2015.
1 videodisc (151 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Manoj Bajpayee.
A corrupt politician gets infatuated with a morally upright student and will go to any lengths to marry her. But she spurns his advances and seeks shelter with a boy her age.

Without pity

March 23, 2015
Tulsa, OK : VCI Entertainment
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Carla Del Poggio, John Kitzmiller, Giulietta Masina.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.
As World War II ends, some African-American soldiers refuse to abandon northern Italy to return to the United States, due to the racial intolerance there, deserting instead.

Bethlehem

March 12, 2015
[United States] : Adopt Films
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tsahi Halevi, Shadi Marʹi, Hitham Omari.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
The complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the film is a raw portrayal of characters torn apart by competing loyalties and impossible moral dilemmas, giving an unparalleled glimpse into the dark and fascinating world of human intelligence.

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