New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

May 24, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Josaph = Joseph

May 23, 2019
Kochi : Manorama Music, [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Joju George, Dileesh Pothan, Kijan R, Idavela Babu, Malavika Menon, Madhuri Braganza.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Joseph is a a retired cop who served Kerala Police, decorated for his investigative brilliance. Josephs' lonliness has a an emotional back story. These days Joseph spends most of his time drinking alone and at times with his few friends. The Police force seeks Jacobs interference whenever some complicated crimes occur. One day something terrible happens to someone Joseph still cares for. He investigates the accident case involving his ex wife and a shocking story behind it.

Big brother

May 21, 2019
Plano, TX : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Donnie Yen, Joe Chen, Kang Yu.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Martial arts legend Donnie Yen stars as a former soldier recruited for his toughest mission yet, teaching a class of teen delinquents. As he kicks his way into their school and home lives, it becomes clear that his unconventional teaching style might be just what they need.

Simmba

May 21, 2019
Mumbai : Reliance Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Sonu Sood.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Simmba, a corrupt officer, enjoys all the perks of being an immoral and unethical police officer until a life-changing event forces him to choose the righteous path.

Zero

May 21, 2019
Mumbai : Reliance Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (164 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif.
Title from disc label.
The story revolves around Bauua Singh (Shah Rukh Khan), a vertically challenged man, who is full of charm and wit, with a pinch of arrogance. Born to a wealthy family and raised in an environment of affluence, he is challenged to broaden his horizon and find purpose in life.

Sorry angel

May 21, 2019
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing, [2019]
1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Vincent Lacoste, Pierre Deladonchamps, Denis Podalydes.
Title from disc label.
Jacques is an older writer from Paris. Arthur is a young student in Rennes. They instantly fall in love. But they'll have to face rejection and sickness to keep it that way.

Capernaum

May 15, 2019
©2019
1 videodisc (approximately 123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shifera, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawsar Al Haddad, Fadi Kamel Yousef, Cedra Izzam, Alaa Chouchnieh, Elias Khoury.
Wide screen (2.39:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Capernaüm tells the story of Zain (Zain al-Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. The film follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old "adult" fleeing his negligent parents, surviving through his wits on the streets, where he meets Ethiopian migrant worker Rahil, who provides him with shelter and food, as Zein takes care of her baby son Yonas in return. Zein later gets jailed for committing a violent crime, and finally seeks justice in a courtroom.

Birds of passage

May 14, 2019
©2018
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Carmiña Martinez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Narváez, Greider Meza, José Vicente Cotes, Juan Bautista Martínez, Miguel Viera, Sergio Coen.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
The origins of the Colombian drug trade, as seen through eyes of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion and honor collide, a fratricidal war breaks out and puts their lives, culture, and ancestral traditions at stake.

Letter never sent

May 9, 2019
New York, NY : Criterion Collection, 2012.
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Innokenti Smoktunovsky, Tatyana Samoilova, Vasili Livanov, Yevgeny Urbansky, Galina Kozhakina.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.
Based on the story by V. Osipov.
After mapping a new diamond mine, four geologists are trapped by a fire in the woods of Siberia.

Everybody knows = Todos lo saben

May 9, 2019
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín, Eduard Fernández, Bárbara Lennie, Inma Cuesta, Elvira Mínguez.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Laura and her children travel from Buenos Aires to the small Spanish village where she was born to attend her sister's wedding. Unexpected events soon lead to a crisis that exposes the family's hidden past. Suspicions mount, loved ones begin to turn on one another, and dark secrets long hidden threaten to come to light, revealing shocking truths.

A breath away

May 1, 2019
[United States] : Gravitas Ventures, [2019]
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Romain Duris, Olga Kurylenko, Fantine Harduin, Michelle Robinson, Anna Gaylor.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
When Paris is submerged in a strange mortal fog, survivors take refuge on the city's upper floors and rooftops. Without news, electricity, water or food, one small family struggles to survive the catastrophe. But as the hours pass, they are forced to face reality: rescue teams aren't coming. If they hope to make it out alive, they will have to risk going out into the fog.

Dragon = Wu Xia

May 1, 2019
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2013]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Kara Hui, Wei Tang.
Special features: Making of; featurettes with Donnie Yen; "Lost in Jianǵhu" music video.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Liu Jin-xi is a village craftsman whose quiet life is irrevocably shattered by the arrival of two notorious gangsters in the local general store. When Liu single-handedly saves the shopkeeper's life, he comes under investigation by detective Xu Bai-jiu. Convinced that Liu's martial arts mastery belies a hidden history of training by one of the region's vicious clans, Xu doggedly pursues the shy hero-and draws the attention of China's criminal underworld in the process.

96

April 30, 2019
[New York, NY] : Ultra Records, [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Vijay Sethupathi, Trisha Krishnan, Varsha Bollamma.
Title from disc label.
Two high school sweethearts meet at a reunion after 22 years and reminisce about their past over the course of an evening.

Badhaai ho

April 30, 2019
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Surekha Sikri, Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta.
Wide screen (16:9)
Includes special features.
In New Delhi lives the Kaushik family: father Jeetendra, his wife, Priyamvada, and two sons, Gular, and Nakul, who is dating his upper-class co-worker Renee. News breaks that Priyamvada is pregnant, which comes like a shock to the family, and is a social embarrassment. What follows is a phase of resentment and confusion for Nakul. Torn between public embarrassment and love for his family, Nakul tries to come to terms with the idea of his parents' active sex life and the idea of family itself.

Belaseshe

April 30, 2019
Kolkata : Shradha Home Video, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 141 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Soumitra Chatterjee, Swatilekha Sengupta.
Wide screen (16:9).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
A story that explores the intricacies of the married life, of life-long companionship, of promises and expectations and love.

Rāṭcacaṉ

April 30, 2019
Singapore : Ultra Records AV Pvt. Lmt. , [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Viṣṇu Viṣāl, Amalā Pāl, Ṭattō Rātā Ravi.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Circumstances force Arun, an aspiring film director, to take up the job of a Sub Inspector after his father passes away. While Arun faces issues in adjusting to the lifestyle of a police officer, a series of mysterious murders of school going girls happen in the city.

Varattan = Varathan

April 30, 2019
Kochi : Amal Neerad Productions, [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Fahadh Faasil, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sharafudheen.
Wide screen (16:9).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
After losing his job Abin along with his wife Priya, who has suffered a miscarriage, decide to shift from Dubai to Priya's family estate in Kerala. However, peace eludes the couple as they run into a set of new troubles.

Farinelli

April 18, 2019
New York, NY : Film Movement, [2019]
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Stefano Dionisi, Enrico Lo Verso, Elsa Zylberstein, Caroline Cellier, Marianne Basler, Jacques Boudet, Graham Valentine, Pier Paolo Capponi.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1994.
In the eighteenth century during Handel's time, no man was more famous or more celebrated that the castrato. The incredible, true story of the world-famous opera singer, who was castrated during childhood to preserve his voice, comes to life in this Oscar-nominated drama of high notes even higher passions.

The invisibles

April 16, 2019
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2019]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Max Mauff, Alice Dwyer, Ruby O. Fee, Aaron Altaras, Victoria Schulz, Florian Lukas.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
While Nazi propaganda minister Josef Goebbels infamously declared Berlin 'free of Jews' in 1943, 1,700 Jewish Berliners managed to survive in the Nazi capital. Claus Rafle's gripping docudrama traces the stories of four real-life survivors who learned to hide in plain sight.

The charmer

April 8, 2019
©2019
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ardalan Esmaili, Soho Rezanejad, Susan Taslimi, Lars Brygmann.
Parallel title in Persian.
1:85:1 widescreen.
""The Charmer" is an intense psychological drama about Esmail, a young Iranian man who is desperately looking to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. As time is running out he falls in love and his past catches up with him."--Provided by publisher.

The voice of the moon

April 8, 2019
[Shenley, England] : Arrow Academy, [2017]
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Roberto Benigni, Paolo Villaggio, Nadia Ottaviani, Marisa Tomasi, Angelo Orlando.
Sold as a special edition containing DVD and Blu-Ray versions.
Based on the novel "Poema dei lunatici" by Ermanno Cavazzoni.
After a man is released from a mental hospital, he attempts to win the heart of a woman as he wanders through a dream-like landscape.

The spy gone North

April 3, 2019
Johor Bahru : VStarz Enterprise, [2018]
1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hwang Chŏng-min, Yi Sŏng-min, Cho Chin-ung, Chu Chi-hun.
In 1993 Korea, the only country where the Cold War continues, tensions surrounding the development of nuclear weapons escalate. Seok-young Park, an army major in the South Korea military intelligence with the code name 'Black Venus' is assigned a mission to infiltrate the North Korean nuclear facility. Seok-young disguises himself as a South Korean Businessman working on a collaborative project with North Korea, and approaches Myung-woon Lee, a North Korean high official based in Beijing. After laying down groundwork for years, Seok-young finally manages to win the North Korean ruling class' trust and secure a contract for joint advertising."--Container.

Bad genius

April 3, 2019
[Place of publication not identified] : Golden Village Pictures, [2018].
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Eisaya Hosuwan, Teeradon Supapunpinyo.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Welcome to an exam-cheating business run by Lynn, a straight-A student who gets the idea for her business after helping Grace and Pat. Grace is a prominent school activist who can't get the grades she needs. Pat is a filthy-rich boy who believes money can buy anything. Lynn's business skyrockets and the money starts to flood in as scores of students offer her cold hard cash in exchange for exam answers. One day, Lynn is offered the opportunity to make millions of Baht.

For here or to go? : kahan jaaon, kya karoo = Fora hiyara ira ṭū go? : kahām̐ jāūm̐ kyā karū

April 2, 2019
Mumbai : Shemaroo Entertainment, 2018.
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ali Fazal, Melanie Chandra, Amitosh Nagpal.
An aspiring Indian tech entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley finds himself unexpectedly battling the bizarre American immigration system to keep his dream alive or prepare to return home forever.

The day after

March 27, 2019
New York, NY : Cinema Guild, [2019]
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Kwŏn Hae-hyo, Kim Min-hŭi, Kim Sae-byŏk, Cho Yun-hŭi, Ki Chu-bong, Pak Ye-ju.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Book publisher Bongwan's marriage is on the rocks after his wife discovers the affair he's been having with his assistant. Now that relationship is ending too and Bongwan's new assistant, the sharp and sensitive Areum, on her first day in the office, is left to navigate the fallout of all the turnover in Bongwan's life.

Scarred hearts

March 25, 2019
Brooklyn, NY : Big World Pictures, [2018]
1 videodisc (141 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lucian Teodor Rus, Serban Pavlu, Gabriel Spahiu, Ivana Mladenovic, Dana Voicu, Dana Marineci.
Title from disc label.
"A free adaptation of the literary works of M. Blecher"--Container.
During the summer of 1937, Emanuel, a young man in his early twenties, is committed to a sanatorium on the Black Sea coast for treatment of his bone tuberculosis. The treatment consists of painful spine punctures that confine him to a body cast on a stretcher-bed.

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