New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

September 20, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Lola [videorecording]

September 19, 2014
Irvington, NY : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Anouk Aimèe (Lola), Marc Michel (Roland), Jacques Harden (Michel), Alan Scott (Frankie), Elina Labourcette (Mrs. Desnoyers), Margo Lion (Jeanne), Annie Dupéroux, Catherine Lutz, Corinne Marchand, Yvette Anziani, Dorothée Blank, Isabelle Lunghini, Annick Noël, Ginette Valton, Anne Zamire, Jacques Goasguen, Babette Bardin, Jacques Lebreton.
Special features: Anouk Aimée (2012 interview by Agnès Varda with the actor about playing Lola); Lola's song (2008 interview, filmmaker Agnès Varda shares story behind the song she wrote for Lola, "C'est moi, c'est Lola"); Restoration demonstration; Les horizons morts (1951) (short by Demy about a young man suffering from a broken heart); Le sabotier du val du loire (1956) (short by Demy documents a week in the life of a clog maker in Loire Valley); Ars (1959) (short by Demy tells the story of Jean-Marie Baptiste Vianney, the strict and pious pastor of the village of Ars); La luxure (1962) (short by Demy made for The seven deadly sins, on his memories of growing up in Nantes); Trailer. Booklet features essays by critics Ginette Vincendeau, Terrence Rafferty, Jim Ridley, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Anne E. Duggan, and Geoff Andrew, and a postscript by Berthomé.
Originally released as motion picture in 1961.
Lola awaits the return of her lover who left her with child seven years earlier. In the meantime, she works nights as a cabaret dancer and dreams of a reunion with her long lost love.

Une chambre en ville [videorecording]

September 19, 2014
Irvington, NY : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
2 videodiscs (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dominique Sanda, Danielle Darrieux, Richard Berry, Michel Piccoli, Fabienne Guyon, Anna Gaylor, Jean-François Stevenin, Jean-Louis Rolland, Marie-France Roussel, Georges Blaness, Mapie Folliard, Monique Creteur, Gil Warga, Nicolas Hossein, Yann Dedet, Antoine Mikola, Patrick Joly; singers, Danielle Darrieux, Florence Davis, Liliane Davis, Fabienne Guyon, Marie-France Roussel, Jacques Revaux, Jean-Louis Rolland, Georges Blaness, Aldo Franck.
Special features: Jacuqes Demy, A to Z; Jacques Demy at the Midnight Sun Film Festival; The world of Jacques Demy; Restoration demonstration; Trailer.
Originally released as motion picture in 1982.
In this musical melodrama set against the backdrop of a workers' strike in Nantes, Dominique Sanda plays a young woman who wishes to leave her brutish husband for an earthy steelworker, though he is involved with another. Unbeknownst to the girl, the object of her affection boards with her no-nonsense baroness mother.

Donkey skin [videorecording] = Peau d'ane

September 19, 2014
Irvington, NY : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin, Micheline Presle, Delphine Seyrig, Fernand Ledoux, Henri Cremieux, Sacha Pitoeff, Pierre Repp, Jean Servais.
Special features: Pour le cinéma (on set interviews with the director and actors in a segment from a 1970 episode of the French television program Pour le cinéma); "Donkey skin" illustrated (short program from 2008 presents images from several illustrated editions of Charles Perrault's fairy tale "Peau d'âne"); "Donkey skin" and the thinkers (2008 discussion between film critic Camille Taboulay, psychoanalysts Lucille Durrmeyer and Jean-Claude Polack, and seventeenth-century literature specialist Liliane Picciola on the film's themes of incest, love, and childhood fantasy); Jacques Demy at the American Film Institute (audio recording from 1971, director answers questions about his filmmaking and storytelling methods from students at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles).
Based on the fairytale by Charles Perrault.
A princess flees marriage to her father by wearing his prize donkey skin as a disguise. When a neighboring Prince comes to town, a romance is born.

The umbrellas of Cherbourg [videorecording] = Les parapluies de Cherbourg

September 19, 2014
Irvington, NY : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel, Ellen Farner, Mireille Perrey, J. Champion, P. Caden, J.P. Dorat, B. Fradet, M. Benoist, P. Dumat, D. Blank, J. Carat, Harald Wolff ; sung by Danielle Licari, José Bartel, Christiane Legrand, Georges Blaness, C. Meunier, C. Leclerc.
Special features: Once upon a time... "The umbrellas of Cherbourg" (2008 documentary directed by Marie Genin and Serge July, features interviews with director Jacques Demy, actors Catherine Deneuve and Marc Michel, composer Michel Legrand, and filmmaker Agnès Varda); Rodney Hill (2014 interview, film scholar Rodney Hill talks about the film and how it embodies characteristics of both the French New Wave and the "tradition of quality" style of French filmmaking); Cinépanorama (director Jacques Demy and composer Michel Legrand are interviewed about the film in this 1964 episode of the French television program Cinépanorama); Michel Legrand at the National Film Theatre (audio excerpt from 1991, Legrand talks to an audience at the National Film Theatre in London about composing music for the films of Jacques Demy); Catherine Deneuve at the National Film Theatre (audio excerpt from 1983, Deneuve talks to an audience at the National Film Theatre in London about working with Jacques Demy); Restoration demonstration; Trailer.
Originally released as motion picture in 1964.
Geneviève (Catherine Deneuve), a shop assistant, falls in love with Guy (Nino Castelnuovo), a gas station mechanic. A tender, bittersweet love story, sung throughout in French.

Bay of angels [videorecording] = La baie des anges

September 19, 2014
Irvington, NY : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann, Paul Guers, Henri Nassiet, André Certes, Nicole Chollet, Georges Alban, Conchita Parodi, Jacques Moreau, André Canter, Jean-Pierre Lorrain.
Special features: Cinépanorama (1962 episode of the French television show features an interview with actor Jeanne Moreau on the set of Bay of angels); Marie Colmant (2013 interview with journalist Marie Colmant, coauthor of the book Jacques Demy, explores the director's affection for outcasts); Restoration demonstration; Trailer.
Originally released as motion picture in 1963.
A hypnotic tale of love at the roulette wheel as a compulsive gambler falls in love with a bank clerk on holiday.

Ida

September 17, 2014
[United States] : Music Box Films, 2014.
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawd Ogrodnik.
Title from disc label.
A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation.

The German doctor

September 15, 2014
New York, NY : First Run Features
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alex Brendemuhl, Diego Peretti, Guillermo Pfening.
Title from disc label.
Based on the novel "The German doctor" by Lucia Puenzo.
Patagonia, 1960. A German doctor meets an Argentinean family and follows them on along desert road to a small town where the family will be starting a new life. Eva, Enzo and their three children welcome the doctor into their home and entrust their young daughter, Lilth, to his care, not knowing that they are harboring one of the most dangerous criminals in the world. At the same time, Israeli agents are desperately looking to bring "the German doctor" to justice.

2 states [videorecording] : one love--

September 11, 2014
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, 2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 149 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amrita Singh, Revathy, Ronit Roy.
Title from container.
Based on the novel 2 states / by Chetan Bhagat.
Punjabi boy and Tamilian girl discover love on their college campus. However, their diverse cultures make its culmination a challenge.

Hawaa hawaai [videorecording]

September 2, 2014
Mumbai: Reliance Big Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Partho Gupte, Saqib Saleem, Pragya Yadav, Makarand Deshpande.
Title from disc label.
Special feature : Production diaries -- Theatrical trailers.
Young slumboy Arjun's only dream is to own a pair of shiny roller skates and be a champion of this sport-on-wheels. But is this little dream too big for his battered boots?

Miss Lovely [videorecording]

September 2, 2014
Mumbai : National Film Development Corporation : Shemaroo, [2012]
1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Niharika Singh, Anil George, Zeena Bhatia, Menaka Lalwani.
Bonus feature: Making of the film.
"Cinemas of India".
The plot explores the intense and mutually destructive relationship between younger sibling Sonu Duggal and his elder brother, Vicky. Sonu finds himself drawn to a mysterious young woman named Pinky (Niharika Singh) eventually leading to his downfall.

What the fish [videorecording] = Vhôṭa di phiśa

September 2, 2014
Mumbai : Shemaroo Entertainment, 2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Dimple Kapadia, Manjot Singh, Sumit Suri, Sabina Sheema, Anand Tiwari.
Sudha Mishra is the grumpy old Delhi woman, with an OCD. She dislikes everyone, except for her Parrotfish Mishty and a money plant. What happens to her prized possessions after she goes to the US for a month, putting her niece in charge of the house?

Disco Singh [videorecording]

August 21, 2014
Jalandhar : Speed Records, 2014.
1 videodisc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Diljit Dosanjh, Surveen Chawla, Manoj Pahwa.
Title from container.
Disco Singh is the story of an orchestra proprietor Latu Singh (Diljit Dosanjh), a struggling singer from a humble background. He longs for Sweety (Surveen Chawla) who is a model but the stark difference in their lifestyles keeps his longing limited to just his dreams. Things turn around when he is asked to fake a relationship with the girl of his dreams at gunpoint from the don of the city played by Manoj Pahwa.

Highway [videorecording]

August 13, 2014
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, c2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Randeep Hooda, Alia Bhatt.
Special features : Deleted scenes; Making of Highway; Directors commentary.
Wealthy Veera is kidnapped by brutish Mahavir. Is she on a highway leading to hell - or away?

7 boxes

August 4, 2014
©2012
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Celso Franco, Victor Sosa, Lali Gonzalez.
Special features: Behind the scenes of 7 boxes ; the making of 7 boxes ; music video featuring "Revolver".
DVD release of the 2012 motion picture.
A seventeen year old wheelbarrow leader who dreams of becoming famous receives an unusual proposal to carry seven boxes of unknown content in exchange for a torn half of a $100 bill. Embarking on the journey seemed easy, but things get complicated along the way.

Confession of murder

August 4, 2014
[Plano, TX] : Well Go USA, [2014]
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jung Jae-young, Park Si-Hoo, Eun-Ji Jo, Won-Yeong Choi, Gwang Jang.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: behind the scenes; interviews.
In a city where murder has a statute of limitations, obsessed detective Choi learns the brutal killer who eluded him years ago has come forward taking credit for the crimes. Can justice be served?

Bicycling with Moliere

July 31, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa, Fabrice Luchini, Camille Japy.
Title from disc label.
Gauthier is a handsome and famous soap opera star; Serge is a serious stage actor who has renounced his profession. When Gauthier visits Serge to convince him to join him in a production of Moliere's The Misanthrope, a battle of wits ensues over who will play the lead role of Alceste. Between rehearsals, the two bike along the windswept beaches and rival for the affections of a beautiful Italian divorcee. As tensions mount, Gauthier begins to wonder what are Serge's true plans and motivations.

Kaanchi [videorecording] : the unbreakable

July 30, 2014
Mumbai : B4U Broadband Pvt. Ltd., [2014]
1 videodisc (154 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Kartik Tiwari, Mishti, Rishi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Sahil Vaid.
Special feature : Making of Kaanch.
A mountain girl crosses swords with marauders because they threaten her love, land and life. Can she singlehandedly bring down a bunch of corrupt men?

The amazing catfish

July 24, 2014
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing Home Video, 2014.
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala, Sonia Franco, Wendy Guillén, Andrea Baeza.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
A heartwarming tale of two unique women who bond while recuperating in a hospital. Martha, a mother of four rambunctious and imaginative children, finds solace when she meets the younger woman, Claudia, and quickly the two build a strong relationship. When Martha invites Claudia to live with her family, Claudia unwittingly takes on the responsibility of becoming a surrogate mother to Martha's children.

Re-cycle [videorecording] = Gui yu

July 18, 2014
Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2008]
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Li Xinjie, Liu Zhaoming, Zeng Yaqi, Li Caihua, Zhou Junwei, Jetrin Wattanasin.
Special features: "Making of" featurette; deleted scenes; CG rendering comparisons; premier; Q & A session with cast & crew; trailer.
When a bestselling novelist decides to write a horror novel, she opens up the door to a terrifying realm of the supernatural, guided by one of her book's phantasmagorical creations now come to life. She now must confront a secret from her past to return.

Our children [videorecording]

July 17, 2014
©2012
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim, Emilie Dequenne, Stephane Bissot, Mounia Raoui.
Title from disc label.
Murielle and Mounir fall in love and have children. They give over the control of their family by living with Mounir's rich adoptive father. It seems as if everything is going well, but underneath it all, Murielle is suffocating. Based on true events.

Bushido man [videorecording] : seven deadly battles

July 16, 2014
Los Angeles, Calif. : Shout! Factory, c2014.
1 videodisc (88 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Mitsuki Koga, Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi, Masanori Mimoto, Kentaro Shimazu, Kazuki Tsujimoto, Ema, Kensuke Sonomura, Masaki Suzumura, Naohiro Kawamoto, Marc Walkow, Yasutaka Yuki,Takashi Tanimoto, Taiju Nemoto, Takanori Tsujimori, Miki Mizuno
Upon returning from a pilgrimage across Japan, the warrior Toramaru arrives with tales of seven epic battles against Japan's most legendary fighters. As Toramaru's philosophy dictates that he know the enemy by eating his food, each masterfully choreographed fight is preceded by a helping of his prey's favorite dish. Designated successor to Master Gensai and leading proponent of the all around martial arts discipline. The cosmic way Toramaru tells the tales of the Seven Deadly battles as Master Gensai eagerly listen to the lavish and violent detail of Toramaru's adventures.

The lunchbox

June 25, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Trying to add some spice to her marriage, Ila prepares a special lunchbox for her husband at work. Unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another worker, Saajan. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a note in the next day's lunchbox. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the communication soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their lives.

Balupu = Balupu

June 25, 2014
Hyderabad : Sri Balaji Video, [2013].
1 videodisc (approximately 150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Anjali, Ravi Teja, Shruti K. Haasan.
Title from container.
Ravi is a happy guy whose father wants to marry him off. He meets Shruti, who with her uncle, has a habit of cheating gullible young bachelors. In the process of Ravi teaching Shruti a lesson, she does fall in love with him. Only after past lives are revealed does Shruti find her true love.

Dhoom, 3 [videorecording]

June 25, 2014
Mumbai : Yash Raj Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (aproximately 172 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Uday Chopra, Jackie Shroff.
Title from container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
Chicago is hit by a mysterious thief targeting one bank. Can Mumbai cop Jai Dixit catch the shadowy chor--?

Kalavaramaaye madilo

June 25, 2014
Sterling, VA : Bhavani DVD, Inc., [2013].
1 videodisc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Swati, Vikram Gokhale, Tanikella.
Title from container.
Sreya is a young woman who works two jobs to help take care of her sick mother. She aspires to be a singer and her goal is to sing for AR Rehman. An old man tells her she has a good voice, but is a bad singer. She joins the old man as a music student after his remark pushes her to learn more about music. By achieving her goals, she became a better person.

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