New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

July 16, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dogman

July 15, 2019
Los Angeles, California : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, Marcello is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog grooming salon, caring for his daughter Alida, and being coerced into the petty criminal schemes of the local bully Simoncino. When Simoncino's abuse finally brings Marcello to a breaking point, he decides to stand up for his own dignity through an act of vengeance, with unintended consequences.

Kesari

July 15, 2019
Mumbai : Reliance Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (151 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Suvinder Vicky.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Based on an incredible true story of the Battle of Saragarhi in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans in 1897.

Transit

July 12, 2019
Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2019]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman, Maryam Zaree, Barbara Auer, Matthias Brandt.
Wide screen (2.35:1).
Adapted from the novel "Transit" by Anna Seghers.
In Christian Petzold's brilliant and haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers's 1944 novel, Georg, a German refugee, flees to Marseille assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose papers he is carrying. There he delves into the delicate and complex culture of the refugee community, becoming enmeshed in the lives of a young mother and son and falling for a mysterious woman named Marie.

Chalakkudikkaran changathi : a tribute to Kalabhavan Mani

July 10, 2019
[United States] : Empire Video, [2019]
1 videodisc ([161] min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Senthil Krishna, Ramesh Pisharody, Salim Kumar Dharmajan, Honey Rose.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced in India.
A biographical drama that chronicles the life and the untimely death of actor Kalabhavan Mani, who rose from his humble beginnings to become one of the most versatile artists in Malayalam cinema.

Ash is purest white

July 9, 2019
[Toronto] : EOne Films, [2019]
1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi'nan Diao, Xiaogang Feng, Casper Liang, Zheng Xu, Yibai Zhang.
Widescreen (2.40:1)
Title from disc label.
Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off.

One sings, the other doesn't = L'une chante, l'autre pas / film by Agnès Varda.

July 9, 2019
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Therese Liotard, Valerie Mairesse, Ali Raffi, Robert Dadiès, Francis Lemaire, Jean-Pierre Pellegrin.
Title from disc label.
1.66:1 aspect ratio.
In the early 1960s in Paris, two young women become friends. Pomme is an aspiring singer. Suzanne is a pregnant country girl unable to support a third child. Pomme lends Suzanne the money for an illegal abortion, but a sudden tragedy soon separates them. Ten years later, they reunite at a demonstration and pledge to keep in touch via postcard, as each of their lives is irrevocably changed by the women's liberation movement. A buoyant hymn to sisterly solidarity rooted in the hard-won victories of a generation of women, this is one of Agnès Varda's warmest and most politically trenchant films, a feminist musical for the ages.

Never look away

June 24, 2019
©2019
1 videodisc (189 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl, Oliver Masucci, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Ulrike C. Tscharre, Hanno Koffler.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Anamorphic wide screen (1.85:1).
German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.

Ramen Shop

June 21, 2019
[Culver City, CA] : Strand Releasing Home Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Takumi Saitoh, Seiko Matsuda, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Jeanette Aw.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
The film tells the story of young Ramen Chef Masato who leaves his home and family's shop in Japan after his father dies in search of his mother's family and the recipes she left behind in Singapore. There he traces a culinary path of delicious signature dishes to find his estranged family across the sea. With the help of food blogger Miki, he learns the recipes of his mother's homeland and the way to his grandmother's heart.

War and peace

June 21, 2019
[United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]
3 videodiscs (422 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sergei Bondarchuk, Ludmila Savelyeva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov.
Wide screen (2.35:1).
Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.
disc 1. Andrei Bolkonsky (147 min.) -- disc 2. Natasha Rostova (98 min.) -- disc 3. The year 1812 ; Pierre Bezukhov (177 min.)
A titanic, awe-inspiring adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic tome in which the fates of three souls: the blundering, good-hearted Pierre; the heroically tragic Prince Andrei; and the radiant, tempestuous Natasha, collide amid the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars. Employing a cast of thousands and an array of innovative camera techniques, the director conjures a sweeping vision of grand balls that glitter with rococo beauty and breathtaking battles that overwhelm with their expressionistic power.

No manches Frida : Paraiso destruido. 2

June 18, 2019
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Martha Higareda, Omar Chaparro, Itati Cantoral, Aaron Diaz, Mario Moran, Regina Pavon, Memo Dorantes, Karen Furlong, Carla Adell.
Widescreen.
Sequel to "No manches, Frida".
Seemingly reformed ex-con Zequi is about to marry the love of his life -- the lovably nerdy Lucy -- but wedding-day jitters turn into a full-blown fiasco, and Lucy calls the wedding off. Once they're all seaside, Lucy runs into her high school sweetheart Mario, who is the coach of the opposing squad, and Zequi finds himself a rival in more than one competition.

1987 : when the day comes

June 17, 2019
[United States] : Vstarz Enterprise, [2019]
1 videodisc (129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Yoon-Seok Kim, Jung-Woo Ha, Hae-Jin Yoo.
Widescreen.
Title from disc label.
In 1987, Korea under an oppressive military regime, the unlawful interrogation and death of a college student ignite ordinary citizens to fight for the truth and bring about justice.

T-34

June 13, 2019
[Plano, TX] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alexander Petrov, Vinzenz Kiefer, Viktor Dobronravov, Yuri Borisov, Anton Bogdanov, Irina Starshenbaum.
Wide screen (16:9).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
In 1944, a courageous group of Russian soldiers managed to escape from German captivity in a half-destroyed legendary T-34 tank. Those were the times of unforgettable bravery, fierce fighting, unbreakable love, and legendary miracles.

Master Z : the Ip legacy = Ye Wen wai zhuan : Zhang Tianzhi

June 7, 2019
Hola Centre, Singapore : Poh Kim Video Pte Ltd., [2019]
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound (surround), color ; 4 3/4 in.
Yang Ziqiong, Tony JAA, Zhang Jin, Dave Bautista, Liu Yan, Zheng Jiaying, Zhou Xiuna, Shi Yanneng, Tan Yaoyuan, Yuan Hua.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2018.
After giving up Wing Chun, Cheung Tin Chi (starring Max Zhang) ran into trouble with the local triad and had his home burnt to the ground. He took shelter on Bar Street and found solace from the neighbours. But when he discovered the triad was peddling drugs on Bar Street, Tin Chi took it upon himself to intervene. When the drug lord sought revenge and killed Tin Chi's friends, he decided to take on the drug lord in a final showdown.

Mersal

June 4, 2019
Singapore : Ultra Records, [2018]
1 videodisc (172 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Joseph Vijay, S. J. Surya, Kajal Aggarwal.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
An Indian doctor living in Europe comes back home to solve a healthcare threat that is looming over the country, and in the process, he unravels the mystery surrounding his father's death.

The nun = La religieuse

May 31, 2019
[New York, NY] : Kino Classics, [2019]
1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle, Francine Berge, Cyril McLaglen.
Title from disc.
Based on the novel by Diderot.
In eighteenth-century France a girl is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire. Suzanne's virtue brings disaster to everyone in this faithful adaptation of a bitter attack on religious abuses by the Enlightenment philosopher Denis Diderot.

Return of the hero

May 31, 2019
[Brooklyn, New York] : Icarus Films, [2019]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Noémie Merlant.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
France, 1809: The charming Captain Neuville is set to marry the naive Pauline when the war breaks out, forcing Neuville to depart for the battlefield. After not hearing from the captain for months, Pauline grows sick with worry, and her sister Elizabeth decides to write letters on Neuville's behalf to cheer her up. Unexpectedly, Neuville returns home in glory and is welcomed as a hero, but unbeknownst to everyone, he is a coward and a war deserter.

Woman at war

May 31, 2019
[Los Angeles, CA] : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Davíð Þór Jónsson, Magnús Trygvason Eliasen, Ómar Guðjónddon, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada, Jörundur Ragnarsson.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias 'The Woman of the Mountain,' Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry.

Guy

May 31, 2019
[United States] : Icarus Films Home Video
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alex Lutz, Tom Dingler, Pascale Arbillot.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Gauthier, a young journalist, finds a letter suggesting he might be the son of Guy Jamet, a 72-year-old French pop singer who was famous from the 60's to the 80's. As the old-time singer embarks on a tour to promote his newly released covers album, Guathier follows his maybe-biological father under the pretext of filming a documentary about Guy's career.

No manches Frida

May 31, 2019
Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, [2016]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Omar Chaparro, Martha Higareda, Mónica Dionne, Rocío García, Raquel Garza, Fernanda Castillo, Adal Ramones.
Title from disc.
Based on the film "Fack ju göhte" by Bora Dagtekin.
After serving a jail term for robbery, Zequi is freed, only to discover his buried loot lies directly under a newly built high school gym! To gain access to the cash, Zequi cons his way into a job as Frida Kahlo High's cool new substitute teacher. But before Zequi collects the money, the ex-thief will have to face a class of rowdy kids and a beautiful teacher who just might steal his heart in this over-the-top and outrageously funny comedy.

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.

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