New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

October 21, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Jewish Cardinal = Le métis de Dieu

October 20, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (100 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Laurent Lucas, Aurélien Recoing, Audrey Dana, Pascal Greggory, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet; Alex Skarbek.
Title from disc label.
Bonus short film: Kosher (10 min.), directed by Isabelle Stead.
The true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church; Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope Jean Paul II- and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew; earning him both friends and enemies from either group. When Carmelite nuns settle down to build a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz; Lustiger finds himself a mediator between the two communities - and may be forced at last to choose his side.

The empty hours = Las horas muertas

October 15, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kristyan Ferrer, Adriana Paz, Eliseo Lara Martínez, Fermín Martínez, Bartolo Campos, Sergio Lasgón, Rebeca Villacorte.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
"On the desolated coast of Veracruz, seventeen-year-old Sebastián takes over running his uncle's small and cozy rent-by-the hour motel. There he meets Miranda, a regular customer who comes to the motel to meet a lover who always keeps her waiting. As Sebastián and Miranda get to know each other, an ambiguous game of seduction begins between them"--Container.

Age of uprising : the legend of Michael Kohlhaas

October 14, 2014
Chicago, IL : Music Box Films
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mads Mikkelsen, Bruno Ganz, Denis Lavant, Melusine Mayance, David Kross.
Title from container.
Based on Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist.
With the age of feudalism in decline, Europe rests at a tense crossroads between the old world and the new. Respected, well-to-do horse merchant Michael Kohlhaas is a loving husband and family man leading a peaceful existence, until a ruthless nobleman steals his horses, setting off a chain of irreversible events. Kohlhaas resorts to extremes after these crimes destroy his livelihood and trust in the law, igniting a rampage through the countryside in his quest for justice.

Horses of God

October 14, 2014
New York, NY : Kino Lorber
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Abdelhakim Rachi, Abdelilah Rachid, Hamza Souidek, Ahmed El Idrissi Amrani.
Title from container.
"Based on true events" -- Container.
Ten year-old Yachine and his thirteen-year-old brother Hamid live in the slums. Hamid works hard to support his family, but eventually gets in with the wrong crowd and goes to prison. After years in jail, Hamid returns home an Islamic fundamentalist. He persuades Yachine and his pals to join him. Their spiritual leader trains them and one day he tells them they have been chosen to become martyrs. On May 16th 2003, they commit the deadliest act of terrorism in Morocco's history.

Wadjda [videorecording] /

October 8, 2014
©2012
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Ahd, Abdullrahman Al Gohani.
Special features: Commentary with writer/director Haifaa Al Mansour; The making of Wadjda; Director's Guild of America Q&A with Haifaa Al Mansour.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Wadjda, a fun-loving 10-year-old girl living in Saudi Arabia, has her heart set on a beautiful new bicycle. However, her mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. Determined to turn her dreams into reality and buy the bike on her own, Wadjda uncovers the contradictions and opportunities ingrained in her world. Hilarious, heartbreaking and inspiring all at once, this groundbreaking film has charmed critics and audiences all over the globe.

Bobby jasoos [videorecording]

October 3, 2014
Mumbai : Reliance Home Video, 2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal, Kiran Kumar, Supriya Pathak, Tanvi Azmi.
Title from container.
Special feature : Making of the film.
Bobby desperately wants to be a proper jasoos (detective) - what happens when a mysterious stranger hires her to track young girls?

I'm so excited!

September 26, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Carlos Areces, Antonio De La Torre, Hugo Silva.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Presenting I'm so exicted ; making I'm so excited.
A mechanical failure on a plane flying to Mexico City is endangering the lives of the passengers aboard. As the pilots attempt to fix the error, the attendants attempt to assist the passengers, and the passengers have a catharsis of emotion that helps them escape the idea of death.

The past

September 26, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa.
Special features include commentary with Asghar Farhadi, making of featurette, Directors Guild of America Q&A with Asghar Farhadi, theatrical trailer.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013
An Iranian man deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.

Young & beautiful

September 25, 2014
New York, NY : MPI Media Group, [2014]
1 videodisc (93 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Marine Vacth, Geraldine Pailhas, Frederic Pierrot, Charlotte Rampling, Johan Leysen, Fantin Ravat, Nathalie Richard, Laurent Delbecque.
Special feature: Trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
After losing her virginity, seventeen-year-old budding beauty Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her older gentlemen clients for erotic hotel room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes.

The protector 2.

September 25, 2014
Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Rza, Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Jeeja Yanin, Marrese Crump.
Title from disc surface.
When a crime boss is murdered, murdered, all evidence points to Kham (Tony Jaa). Forced to run as he fights to clear his name, he is hunted by not only the police, but from the boss' vengeful twin nieces and LC, a crime lord and scores of crooked politicians.

Master of the house [videorecording]

September 22, 2014
New York, NY : Criterion Collection, [2014]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm, Karin Nellemose, Mathilde Nielsen, Clara Schød.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1925.
Based on the play "Tyrannens fald" by Svend Rindom.
With the help of her nanny, a housewife rids herself of the tyranny of an abusive husband.

Gunday [videorecording]

September 22, 2014
Mumbai : Yash Raj Films, 2014.
2 videodiscs (154 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Irfan Khan.
Special features : Making of the film -- Deleted scenes -- Making of the songs -- Jashn-e-ishqa -- Tune maari entriyaan -- Jiya -- 1971-the war torn birth of a nation and Gunday -- Gunday -- The black gold -- Mooch gayi -- Teaser and theatrical trailer -- TV promos.
Buddies Bikram and Bala control Calcutta's black trade, both falling in love with Nandita - who's the biggest gunda?

Heropanti [videorecording]

September 22, 2014
Mumbai: Reliance Home Video & Games, 2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 146 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Tiger Shroff, Kriti Sanon, Prakash Raj, Vikram Singh.
Bablu helps Rakesh elope with Choudhary Suraj Singh's daughter Renu. What happens when Bablu meets Suraj Singh - and his other daughter, Dimpy?

Kochadaiiyaan [videorecording] : the legend

September 22, 2014
Mumbai : Eros International Media Ltd., 2014.
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Rajinikanth, Deepika Padukone, R. Sarathkumar, Aadhi, Shobana.
Originally made in Tamil.
Two kingdoms are at war with each other and a young general, through cunning and valour, puts his nation at an advantage. But he also has another goal -- bringing down his own king to avenge his father's death.

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?

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