New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

April 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Haani [videorecording] = HāṇīHaani

April 17, 2014
Mumbai : Saga Music, 2013.
1 videodisc (138 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Harbhajan Mann, Sarbjit Cheema, Rupan Bal, Anuj Sachdeva.
Haani is a story of love & commitment. Moving between 1964 & 2013, Haani is the story of the Jatts who are defined by their simplicity, honesty, courage, good looks & above all -- for honoring their commitments lifelong, be it for love, friendship or even enmity. Canadian born & bred Harman comes to Punjab with his best friend Tony & to his shock realizes that he can see & talk to the spirit of his grandfather Ranjit who has not been visible to anyone since his death 50 years ago. Ranjit's spirit is still here in this world due to his promise to his lover, Sukhaan, that they would leave this world together.

Attarintiki daaredi

April 10, 2014
Sterling, VA : Bhavani DVD, Inc.
1 videodisc (175 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Boman Irani, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Pawan Kalyan.
Title from web page and container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Raghunanda is a multi-billionaire and a big businessman in the city of Milan, Italy. Even after so much money and fame, he is unhappy and wishes to reconcile with his estranged daughter Sunanda, whom he sent out of his house because she married a man, Rajasekhar, against his wishes. Raghunanda's grandson, Gautham Nanda, promises Raghunanda that he would bring his aunt to his house on his 80th Birthday.

Museum hours

April 9, 2014
© 2013
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mary Margaret O'Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits.
Title from disc label.
Extras: Rare short films by Jem Cohen: Amber city (48:00, 1999, 16mm film); Anne Truitt, Working (13:00, 2009, 16mm film); Museum (Visiting the Unknown man) (8:00, 1997, Super 8 film); Alternate English voice over track; Theatrical trailer; Festival trailer; Booklet featuring essay by Luc Sante and Jem Cohem.
When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world.

The artist and the model = El artista y la modelo

April 9, 2014
Port Washington, NY : E one entertainment, [2014].
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Jean Rochefort, Claudia Cardinale, Aida Folch.
Special features: interview with Fernando Trueba; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Summer of 1943. In occupied France, not far from the Spanish border, a famous old sculptor, who is tired of life and wars, finds the desire to work again on his last masterpiece when a beautiful young Spanish girl comes knocking after escaping a refugee camp in the South of France.

Caesar must die

April 9, 2014
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano, Giovanni Arcuri, Antonio Frasca, Juan Dario Bonetti, Vincenzo Gallo, Rosario Majorana, Francesco De Masi, Gennaro Solito, Vittorio Parrella, Pasquale Crapetti, Francesco Carusone.
Originally produced in 2011.
As part of a rehabilitative prison program, inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar.' As they rehearse, the prisoners find that the classic play has both a striking resonance and contrast to their confined lives.

Lost islands

March 28, 2014
New York, NY : First Run Features
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Oshri Cohen, Michael Moshonov, Shmil Ben Ari.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
The Levis are a large, fun-loving family in early 1980s Israel. The father advises his children every day on the importance of fulfilling their dreams, while his wife preaches absolute family loyalty. Their summer holiday is usually filled with dances, flirting, and the playful hijinks, but this summer the family's idyllic life is shattered when twin brothers Erez and Ofer fall in love with the same girl.

Jai ho [videorecording]

March 27, 2014
Mumbai : Eros International Media, [2014]
1 videodisc (146 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Salman Khan, Tabu, Daisy Shah, Danny Denzongpa.
A braveheart commoner stands up against injustice and spreads a life-changing mantra of the circle of goodness, giving and generosity.

The broken circle breakdown

March 21, 2014
1 videodisc (approximately 111 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Johan Heldenbergh, Veerle Baetens, Nell Cattrysse, Geert Van Rampelberg, Nils De Caster, Robby Cleiren, Bery Huysentruyt, Jan Bijvoet.
Running time incorrectly given on container as: approx. 70 mins.
Based on the play "The Broken Circle Breakdown featuring The Cover-ups of Alabama" by Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels.
Elise (Veerle Baetens) and Didier (Johan Heldenbergh) fall in love at first sight. She has her own tattoo shop and he plays the banjo in a bluegrass band. They bond over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance that plays out on and off stage- but when an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is tested. An intensely moving portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, propelled by a soundtrack of foot-stomping bluegrass, The Broken Circle Breakdown is a romantic drama of the highest order.

The bad sleep well [videorecording] = Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru

March 13, 2014
[New York] : Janus films, 2006, c1960.
1 videodisc (150 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Toshiro Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyoko Kagawa.
Title from container; credits from accompanying booklet.
"Enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs"--Container.
A grieving son seeks revenge for his father's murder as he infiltrates the corrupt construction company that he holds responsible for his father's death.

Sansho the bailiff [videorecording].

March 13, 2014
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2007.
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (77 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyoko Kagawa, Masao Shimizu.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1954.
Based on a story by Ogai Mori.
An idealistic governor disobeys his feudal lord, resulting in his own exile and his wife and children being separated by slave traders.

The great beauty

March 13, 2014
2 videodiscs (141 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Carlo Verdone, Toni Servillo.
Title from web page and container.
For decades, journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the glittering nightlife of Rome. Since the legendary success of his only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and elite social circles. But on his sixty-fifth birthday, Jep unexpectedly finds himself taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries.

R-- Rajkumar [videorecording]

March 13, 2014
Mumbai : Eros International, ltd., c2014.
1 videodisc (146 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood, Ashish Vidyarthi.
A rowdy Romeo falls in love with a village belle. In order for their love to flourish, he has to fight against her uncle, who is a don.

Bullett Raja [videorecording]

March 6, 2014
New Delhi : T Series, 2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 143 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Jimmy Shergill, Ravi Kishan, Gulshan Grover.
Special features : Making of songs (Tamanche pe disco -- Saamne hai savera -- Don't touch my body -- Bullett Raja).
Bullet Raja is the story of a middle class man Raja Mishra, who transforms into a dreaded gangster of Uttar Pradesh, due to circumstances beyond his control.

The grandmaster

February 27, 2014
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tony Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Song Hye Kyo, Chang Chen, Zhao Benshan, Xiao Shenyang ; special appearances by Yuen Wo Ping, Lau Ka Yung, Cung Le.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Watch an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man, who mentored Bruce Lee. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division, and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts.

The last Elvis

February 20, 2014
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
John McInerny, Griselda Siciliani, Margarita Lopez.
Title from disc label.
Most evenings in Buenos Aires, 'Elvis' Gutierrez is a star, his singing and stage presence bring back to life the King of Rock and Roll in all his glory. By day, though, Gutierrez slaves away at a dead-end factory job and endures the scorn of his ex-wife; only his young daughter, Lisa Marie, brings any joy outside of his Elvis tribute gigs. Feeling more connected to his stage persona than to the world around him, Gutierrez retreats from reality until a tragic accident.

The year of the cannibals [videorecording]

February 18, 2014
United States : Distributed by RaroVideo, c2013.
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Pierre Clémenti, Britt Ekland, Tomas Milian, Delia Boccardo.
Title from container.
"I cannibali is an Italian drama film directed by Liliana Cavani. It is inspired by the Antigone of Sophocles"--Wikipedia.
The story of Antigone in the world that has gone urban and mass murder. One woman only sees the dead people as her brothers, hundreds of them, no being buried since the bodies indicate a message of subversion: you are going to be dead yourself if you're not as imposed. A woman and her male friend however take the risk and collect the bodies in order to give them a proper burial.

Trans-Europ-Express [videorecording]

February 14, 2014
[London] : Redemption Films ; New York, N.Y. : [distributed by] Kino Classics, [2014], c1966.
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Jean-Louis Trintigant, Marie-France Pisier, Christian Barbier, Raoul Guylad, Henri Lambert.
Special features: interview with Alain Robbe-Grillet (31 min.), three original trailers for the films of Alain Robbe-Grillet; 2014 promo shot.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
A film about drug smuggling is being made on a train traveling across Europe. One of the passengers, a womanizer, is having trouble deciding what is reality and what is the film-making process.

Successive slidings of pleasure [videorecording]

February 14, 2014
[London] : Redemption Films ; New York, N.Y. : [distributed by] Kino Classics, [2014]
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Anicée Alvina, Olga Georges-Picot, Michel Lonsdale, Jean Martin, Marianne Eggerickx, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant.
Special features: interview with Alain Robbe-Grillet (33 min.) in French with optional English subtitles; three original trailers for the films of Alain Robbe-Grillet; 2014 promo shot.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
"A young woman is questioned by both police and religious authorities after her roommate is found bound and murdered. Except it's not clear that her roommate is actually a real person or just a mannequin in a bizarre art piece, and it's not even really clear whether she's being questioned after or before she commits this "murder"--IMDB, viewed May 3, 2010.

Hail Mary [videorecording]

February 13, 2014
Port Washington, NY : eOne, [2014]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode, Philippe Lacoste, Juliette Binoche, Johann Leysen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.
"Cohen Film Collection"--Container.
A young teenage girl claims to be a virgin despite being pregnant and must cope with her family and her boyfriend's reactions.

Una noche

February 13, 2014
New York, NY : [Distributed by] MPI Media Group, [2013]
1 videodisc (91 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dariel Arrechaga, Javier Núñez Florián, Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre.
Special features: Trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture 2012.
Raul feels trapped in the slums of Havana and dreams of escaping to Miami. After he is accused of assault, he must flee the country to save himself. He begs his best friend Elio to leave and help him travel 90 miles across the ocean. But Elio is torn between helping his best friend and protecting his twin sister Lila. Soon the trio's commitment to their homeland and their desire of starting life anew in America is put to the test.

Chor chor super chor [videorecording] = Cora cora sūpara cora

February 13, 2014
Mumbai : Shemaroo Entertainment, 2013.
1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Deepak Dobriyal, Anshul Kataria, Priya Bathija, Alok Chaturvedi, Brahma Mishra.
Satbir, a former thief, intends to make a fresh start in life. He falls in love with Neena and plans to settle down, but a major twist awaits his tale.

Boss [videorecording]

February 6, 2014
Mumbai : Shemaroo Entertainment, 2013.
1 videodisc (ca. 144 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Akshay Kumar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shiv Pandit, Mithun Chakraborty, Johny Lever.
Bonus content : Making of the film -- Making of the songs
Satyakanth Shastri is the righteous father, who adores his younger son but disowns the elder, as he resorts to violence to fight injustice. They part ways and the ethical but short-tempered son grows up to become Boss - a contract killer who learns to laugh in the face of adversity. Do they reunite?

Horror story [videorecording]

February 6, 2014
Mumbai : Reliance, 2013.
1 videodisc (91 mins.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Karan Kundra, Nishant Malkani, Ravish Desai, Hasan Zaidi, Aparna Bajpai.
"When seven youngsters challenged each other to spend the night at the infamous hotel at the heart of the city little did they know that this will turn out to be the most horrendous night of their life, rather the last night of their life"--container.

Moon in the gutter [videorecording] = La lune dans le caniveau

January 31, 2014
[Canoga Park, Calif.] : Cinema Libre Studio, c2009.
1 videodisc (137 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Gérard Depardieu, Nastassja Kinski, Victoria Abril, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Dominique Pinon, Bertice Reading, Gabriel Monnet .
Produced as a motion picture in 1983.
Based on the novel The moon in the gutter by David Goodis.
After his sister is brutally raped and commits suicide, Gerard spends all of his free time at the scene of the crime, hoping to catch his sister's attacker. When he meets a wealthy woman that could be his ticket out of the slums, he must choose between her and his mission for revenge.

For ever Mozart

January 30, 2014
Port Washington, NY : Entertainment One Film
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
Madeleine Assas, Bérangère Allaux, Ghalya Lacroix, Vicky Messica, Frédéric Pierrot.
Title from container.
"Cohen film collection"--Container.
A theater troupe from France attempts to put on a play in Sarajevo. Along their journey they are captured and held in a POW camp, where they call their friends and relations in France for help.


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