New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

March 26, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

I miss you when I see you

March 25, 2019
[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] : Breaking Glass Pictures, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Brenda Chan, Candy Cheung, Jun Li, Bryant Ji-lok Mak.
Special feature: Making of featurette.
"Drama / LGBT"--Container.
Best friends in high school, Kevin and Jamie's emotional attachment and feelings for each other are abruptly cut short by Kevin's departure to Australia with his mother. Fast-forward a dozen years later, Jamie tracks down Kevin in Australia. The reunion with his best friend reminds Kevin, suffering from depression, of his youthful ambitions, so he decides to return to Hong Kong. Jamie, however, enjoying a steady relationship with his girlfriend, finds his feelings for Kevin reawakened.

Outrage coda

March 25, 2019
[New York, N.Y.] : Film Movement, [2018]
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Beat Takeshi, Toshiyuki Nishida, Nao Omori, Pierre Taki, Yukata Matsushige, Tatsuo Nadaka, Ken Mitsuishi, Hakuryu, Sansei Shiomi.
Special features: Making-of feature "Outrage offstage" (76 min.); Beat Takeshi trailers.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Five years after surviving the all-out war between the Sanno and Hanabishi crime families, former yakuza boss Otomo now works in South Korea for Mr. Chang, a renowned fixer whose influence extends into Japan. A relatively minor incident causes tensions to rise between Chang Enterprises and the faraway powerful Hanabishi. The growing conflict gets out of hand and ignites a ferocious power struggle among the top echelons of the Hanabishi.

Unknown soldier

March 25, 2019
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2019]
1 videodisc (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Eero Aho, Johannes Holopainen, Jussi Vatanen.
Title from disc surface.
Based on the novel by Väinö Linna.
Based on the classic novel by Väinö Linna, it tells the story of an infantry unit's three-year tour of duty during the Finnish Continuation War. The film follows the story of Rokka, Kariluoto, Koskela, Hietanen, and their brothers-in-arms. It shows how friendship, humor, and the will to live unite these men on their way to the battlefront and back. The war changes the lives of each of the soldiers as well as the lives of those on the home front and leaves its mark on the entire nation.


March 22, 2019
[New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]
1 videodisc (134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alejandro Ferretis, Magdalena Flores, Yolanda Villa, Martin Serrano, Rolando Hernandez.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
A man travels from Mexico City to an isolated village to commit suicide; once there, however, he meets a pious elderly woman whose quiet humanity incites a reawakening of his desires.

My big gay Italian wedding = Puoi baciare lo sposo

March 19, 2019
Philadelphia, PA : Breaking Glass Pictures, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Diego Abatantuono, Monica Guerritore, Salvatore Esposito, Cristiano Caccamo, Dino Abbrescia, Diana Del Bufalo, Beatrice Arnera, Rosario D'Urso, Antonio Catania, Enzo Miccio.
Wide screen.
Loosely based on the play "My big gay Italian wedding" written by Anthony J. Wilkinson.
Antonio and Paolo live happily together in Berlin and are finally getting married. They decide to celebrate in the small village in Italy where Antonio grew up. While his mother immediately supports his intentions, her husband Roberto, the town mayor, is much more reluctant. Paulo, who has not spoken to his conservative mother in a long time, must get her to the wedding as a condition of the marriage.

Becoming Astrid

March 18, 2019
Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2019]
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alba August, Trine Dyrholm, Bjorn Gustafsson, Maria Bonnevie, Magnus Krepper.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Teenaged Astrid Lindgren, future author of Pippi Longstocking, leads a carefree life in rural Sweden. Eager to break free from her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor. After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves home to give birth to a son, whom she reluctantly leaves with a foster mother. When the foster mother falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and gift for storytelling to reconnect with her child.

The quake

March 18, 2019
[United States] : Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2019.
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Kathrine Thorborg Johansen, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Edith Haagenrud-Sande.
Special features: Emergency ; Facts ; Family ; Set Design ; Spectacular ; Stunts ; VFX breakdown.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
In 1904 an earthquake shook Oslo. Its epicenter was in the Oslo Rift which runs directly through the Norwegian capital. There are recorded quakes from the rift on a daily basis and geologists cannot be sure, but arguments indicate that people can expect major future earthquakes in this area.

The adventurers = Xia dao lian meng

March 11, 2019
Kuala Lumpur : Golden Satellite, [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Liu Dehua, Shu Qi, Zhang Jingchu, Yang Youning, Jean Reno, Zeng Zhi wei.
Originally produced and released as a motion picture in Hong Kong (China) in 2017.
The world's top thieves join forces to pull off the heist of a lifetime. But when they find themselves pursued across Europe by a legendary French detective, they'll have to take their game to the next level.

Reset = Ni shi ying jiu

March 11, 2019
Kuala Lumpur : Golden Satellite Distribution Sdn. Bhd., [2018]
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Yang Mi, Wallace Huo, King Shieh-Chieh, Liu Chang, Hummer Zhang, Wang Lidan.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
When her son is kidnapped, the inventor of a time machine must team up with multiple versions of her future self in order to rescue him.

Daughter of mine

March 11, 2019
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing, [2019]
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Valeria Golino, Alba Rohrwacher, Sara Casu, Udo Kier, Michele Carboni.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
It is the story of a young girl torn between two mothers, a story of imperfect motherhood and inextricable bonds, struggling with overwhelming feelings and dealing with wounds. She, ten-year-old Vittoria has a close relationship with her loving mother, Tina, but their life is upset when the young girl discovers that local party girl Angelica is her birth mother. When Angelica is forced to move away because of financial troubles, she asks to become acquainted with Vittoria.

Jupiter's moon

March 11, 2019
Brooklyn, NY : Icarus Films, [2019]
1 videodisc (129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Merab Ninidze, Zsombor Jeger.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Aryan, a young Syrian refugee, is shot while trying to cross the Hungarian border. While treating his wounds, a doctor at the refugee camp discovers that Aryan has gained the extraordinary talent of levitating at will. The corrupt doctor sees an opportunity and offers to smuggle Aryan out of the camp if, in return, he helps him make some money by using his new miraculous gift.

Monsieur & Madame Adelman

March 11, 2019
[United States] : Icarus Film Home Video
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Doria Tillier, Nicolas Bedos, Denis Podalydes, Antoine Gouy, Christiane Millet, Pierre Arditi, Zabou Breitman, Julien Boisselier.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
The decades-spanning tumultuous romance of a quintessentially French couple is chronicled in the thought-provoking funny movie. Told in flashback from the early 1970s forward, this epic love-hate relationship begins as angst-ridden writer Victor meets Sarah, a brilliant doctoral student who fall head-over-heels. A complicated courtship and eventual marital discord ensue, as the egocentric Victor becomes a literary superstar and the enigmatic Sarah, lingers in the shadows.

The lost bladesman

March 8, 2019
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Andy On.
Title from disc.
Based on the novel "Romance of the three kingdoms."
Set in 198 A.D., when the Eastern Han Dynasty has collapsed into civil war, and the young Emperor is a puppet of prime minster and generalissimo Cao Cao, the film singles out two famous chapters from Guan's many heroic adventures: his hostage period in Cao Cao's camp in Baima City, and his dangerous mission to escort Qilan, concubine of his lord Liu Bei to safety.

Una giornata particolare = a special day

March 6, 2019
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color with a black and white sequence ; 4 3/4 in.
Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon, Françoise Berd, Patrizia Basso, Tiziano De Persio, Maurizio Di Paolantonio, Antonio Garibaldi, Vittorio Guerrieri, Alessandra Mussolini, Nicole Magny.
Special features: Disc 1: New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Ettore Scola ; new English subtitle translation ; trailer. Disc 2: Ettore Scola (interview with the director, he discusses the arc of his career and why he wanted to create the character of Gabriele), (21 min.) ; Sophia Loren (interview with the actress, she recalls working with director Ettore Scola, her fears about playing Antonietta, and the challenges of shooting the love scene), (15 min.) ; The Dick Cavett Show (two 1977 episodes of The Dick Cavett Show featuring actors Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni), (28 min. each) ; Voce umana = Human voice (25 min. short film from 2014, stars Sophia Loren and was inspired by Jean Cocteau's 1930 play La voix humaine, directed by Edoardo Ponti, the son of Loren and producer Carlo Ponti). Insert includes an essay "Small victories" by critic Deborah Young.
Based on the play Voix Humaine by Jean Cocteau.
Disc 1. Feature -- disc 2. Bonus features (including) -- Human voice / directed by Edoardo Ponti (2014) [25 min.].
On the day of a huge rally celebrating Hitler's visit to Rome, which underscored the infamous alliance between the Nazis and Mussolini's fascist regime, a brief encounter between a weary housewife and a radio announcer unfolds into an intimate drama.

Burning = Pŏning

March 6, 2019
[Plano, TX] : Well Go Usa, [2019]
1 videodisc (148 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
|6880-02 Yu A-in, Steven Yeun, Mun Sŏng-gŭn, Chŏn Chong-sŏ.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Based on the short story Barn Burning by Haruki Murakami.
A South Korean man bumps into a former, but forgotten childhood classmate one day and he hits it off with the young woman. An immediate romantic tryst follows, but the young woman plans to leave for Africa in a few days. She asks her rediscovered friend to feed her cat while she is away. He does so and is eager for his new romantic interest to return. The situation quickly becomes complicated, however, when she returns from Africa with a mystery man who seems to be a dangerous trouble maker. Then when the young woman disappears, a disturbing situation unfolds.

Reign of assassins

March 6, 2019
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment : The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michelle Yeoh, Woo-Sung Jung, Xueqi Wang, Shawn Yue, Barbie Hsu.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.
Elusive assassin Drizzle transforms herself into modest shop owner Zeng Jing in order to transport the remains of an exalted Buddhist monk to their eternal resting place, but finds her mission unexpectedly complicated when she falls in love with Jiang, a fierce warrior posing as a typical messenger. According to legend, the monk's remains possess untold powers. In order to ensure that they do not fall into the possession of the Dark Stone gang, the former killer goes into deep hiding.

Immortal demon slayer

February 22, 2019
[United States] : Crimson Forest Films, [2018]
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Eddie Peng, Ni Ni, Shawn Yue.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Five hundred years before the Monkey King wreaks havoc on the heavenly kingdom, Wukong refuses to bow down to his destiny when he sets out to rebel against the gods. He stealthily enters the Heavenly Kingdom with plans to destroy the destiny astrolabe, goddss Hua Ji's,

Five fingers for Marseilles

February 21, 2019
[United States] : Uncork'd Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Vuyo Dabula, Zethu Dlomo, Hamilton Dhlamini, Kenneth Nkosi, Mduduzi Mabaso, Aubrey Poolo, Lizwi Vilakazi.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
1980s South Africa: The community of Railway, attached to remote Marseilles, face brutal oppression and only the young 'Five Fingers' are willing to fight, until hot-headed Tau commits a terrible act and flees. Twenty years later, 'outlaw' Tau renounces violence and returns to Marseilles. It soon becomes clear that the town is in the grip of a new threat. Standing against old allies and new enemies, he'll put his life at risk for Marseilles. It's their duty to protect it. Even from each other.


February 21, 2019
Plano, TX : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hyun Bin, Dong-Gun Jang, Ji-Hye Seo, Ju-Hyuk Kim, Eui-Sung Kim.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
A darkness looms over ancient Korea: murderous creatures known as Night Demons have overrun the country. Returning from a long imprisonment abroad, Prince Ganglim discovers that it will take the strength of his entire kingdom to stop the bloody rampage spreading across the nation in this fresh new take on zombie horror.


February 21, 2019
London : Eros International, [2019]
1 videodisc (156 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Abhishek Bachchan, Tapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal.
A love triangle between a spirited young woman, her outgoing boyfriend and a fiance who's husband material.

Laung laachi

February 18, 2019
New Delhi : Super Cassettes, 2018.
1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Neeru Bajwa, Amberdeep Singh, Ammy Virk, Amrit Maan.
A recently married husband and wife play a strange game with each other. They decide to live under the same roof as strangers and the husband tries winning her love back.

Bhavesh Joshi superhero [videorecording]

February 18, 2019
Mumbai [India] : Eros International Media, 2018.
1 videodisc (155 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Harshvardhan Kapoor, Nishikant Kamat, Priyanshu Painyuli.
The story is based on Bhavesh Joshi, an Indian superhero, who sets out to fulfill his slain friend's wish to clean and reform the country.


February 18, 2019
Mumbai : Reliance Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rasika Dugal, Tahir Raj Bhasin.
Widescreen (aspect ratio, 16:9)
Special feature: Making of Manto.
In the 1940s', Indo-Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto's artistic choices are challenged by censors.

Ga'agua = Longing

February 18, 2019
Philadelphia, PA : Breaking Glass Pictures, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ella Armony, Shai Avivi, Shmil Ben Ari, Assi Levy, Neta Riskin, Yoram Toledano, Shimon Mimran.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
Ariel, a well-off, childless man, gets a phone call from his college girlfriend. She needs to tell him a couple of very surprising things: first, when they broke up twenty years ago, she was pregnant and went on to have a lovely boy. The second thing will make Ariel explore the hidden aspects of parenthood and change his life forever.


For Teens

For Kids


Electronic Resources



Large Print