New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

April 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


April 17, 2018
[United States] : [Passion River Films], [2018]
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
A shy young student leaves her small town and religious family to study at a university in Oslo, but once on campus she experiences what appears to be a violent, unexpected seizure. Overwhelmed by the increasing intensity of the mystifying episodes and her powerful feelings for a beautiful classmate, she struggles to control her supernatural abilities.

The fencer

April 16, 2018
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mart Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Hendrik Toompere, Sr.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
"Fleeing from the Soviet secret police, Estonian fencer Endel Nelis returns to his homeland and finds work as a children's sports instructor. Quickly becoming a role model to his students, Nelis begins teaching them competitive fencing techniques despite the objections of school administrators. When the children are invited to a fencing tournament in Leningrad, Nelis must make a choice: put his safety first or risk everything to take the children to the competition"--Container.

Along with the Gods : the two worlds

April 6, 2018
Plano, TX : Well Go USA, [2018]
1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jung-Woo Ha, Tae-Hyun Cha, Ji-Hun Ju.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
After dying unexpectedly, firefiger Ja-hong is taken to the afterlife by three guardians, where only after passing seven trials and proving he lived a noble life will he be able to reincarnate.

The young Karl Marx

April 6, 2018
[United States] : Passion River Films, [2018]
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps.
Title from disc.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
Twenty six year-old Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. In 1844 Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels, an industrialist's son, who investigated the sordid birth of the British working-class. Engels, the dandy, provides the last piece of the puzzle to the young Karl Marx's new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and the police's repression, riots and political upheavals, they will lead the labor movement during its development into a modern era.


April 4, 2018
[Warren, N.J. : Passion River], [2018]
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Reda Kateb, Cecile De France, Bea Palya.
Wide screen.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
A powerful biopic focusing on the life of legendary Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

Chasing the dragon

March 29, 2018
© 2017
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Donnie Yen, Andy Lau, Bryan Larkin, Philip Keung, Kent Cheng.
Features: trailer.
A story of a Chinese man who comes to Hong Kong in 1963 as an illegal immigrant and gradually builds a criminal empire transforming himself into a powerful drug lord.

Santa & Andres

March 27, 2018
1 videodisc (approximately 105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lola Amores, Eduardo Martínez, George Abreu, Cesar Domínguez, Luna Tinoco.
Widescreen (1.85:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
"In 1983, in the rural mountain region of Eastern Cuba, Andrés - a noncompliant gay writer - resides after being blacklisted by the govemment for having "ideological problems". After a major event occurs, the government decides someone reliable must be appointed to watch over him, to make sure he does not get out and make any public political statements. Santa a country girl who works on a farm - is assigned to the task. For three days in a row, Santa will sit in front of Andrés' hut and keep watch over him. Santa and Andrés are as close as it gets to being true opposites, and are not meant to like each other. However, they soon find that they have more things in common than they expected."--Container.

El árbol del abuelo

March 23, 2018
[Mexico?] : Zima Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez, Pep Ambrós.
Wide screen (16 x 9).
Alma es una joven de 20 años que trabaja en una granja de pollos en el interior de Castellón. Su abuelo es la persona a quién mas ama en este mundo. Pero hace años que el anciano dejó de ser el mismo y Alma está obsesionada con la idea de que lo único que puede devolverle la razón a su abuelo, es recuperar el olivo que vendió la familia contra su voluntad hace 12 años. Para ello, Alma se embarca en un viaje junto a su tío, que está arruinado por la crisis, su conpañero de trabajo y unos amigos hacia algún lugar de Europa donde está el monumento del olivo.

Take off [videorecording]

March 23, 2018
Cochin : Satyam Audios, 2017.
1 videodisc (approximately 139 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Kunchacko Boban, Parvathy, Fahadh Faasil.
Title also in Malayalam.
In 2014, a group of Malayali nurses was captured when terrorists took over the city of Tikrit in Iraq. This movie recounts the ordeal suffered by the nurses following their capture.

Bareilly ki barfi [videorecording]

March 19, 2018
Mumbai : Ultra Media Entertainment, 2017.
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, Rajkummar Rao.
Special features: Making of the film.
Set in the small-town of Bareilly, Bitti is a free-spirited young girl who lives life on her own terms and refuses to be pressured into getting married. Her life takes a shift when she meets Chirag Dubey and Pritam Vidrohi.

Divine order

March 19, 2018
New York, NY : Zeitgeist Films, [2018]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
It is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women, were still denied the right to vote. When unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town's suffragette movement. Her newfound celebrity brings humiliation, threats, and the potential end to her marriage.

BPM (Beats per minute)

March 2, 2018
[Place of publication not identified] : Memento Films , [2017]
1 videodisc (143 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adele Haenel.
Title from disc label.
In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists go to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group's radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.

The teacher

February 19, 2018
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Zuzana Mauréry, Csongor Kassai, Zuzana Konecna, Tamara Fischer, Martin Havelka, Éva Bandor, Oliver Oswald, Peter Bebjak, Richard Labuda, Ina Gogalova, Monika Certezni.
Widescreen (1.78:1)
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Bonus short film: Sacrilage / directed by Christophe M. Saber (2017) (15 min.).
In 1983, students and parents at a suburban Bratislava middle school must decide whether to go against new teacher Miss Drazdechova, a high-ranking official of the Communist Party who is tying pupils' grades to how helpful their families can be with favors.

A gentleman [videorecording] : sundar susheel risky

February 16, 2018
Mumbai : Ultra Media Entertainment, 2017.
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Suniel Shetty, Darshan Kumar.
Special features: Meet Gaurav; Meet Rishi; Jacqueline's pole dance; SID hand to hand; Jackie in action; making of the film.
Gaurav dreams of settling down with Kavya, the woman of his dreams, but she prefers a man who's more adventurous and willing to take risks.

Brotherhood of blades II : the infernal battlefield

February 12, 2018
[Plano, Texas] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chang Chen, Yang Mi, Zhang Yi, Xin Zhlei.
Title from disc label.
"An imperial guard searches for the truth behind a conspiracy that framed him and his parents. The proof of his innocence lies with a wanted woman named Bei Zhai... but will she reveal what she knows? In this intense prequel to Brotherhood of Blades, the only thing he can truly trust is his sword."--Container.

Do it like an hombre = Hazlo como hombre

February 9, 2018
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mauricio Ochmann, Alfonso Dosal, Aislinn Derbez, Humberto Busto, Ignacia Allamand, Ariel Levy.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Raul, Eduardo and Santiago have led a happy and masculine life from their childhood, until one day, Santiago confesses to them that he is gay. Raul, the alpha male and more homophobic of the three, will try to convince his friend that his is nothing more than a simple sexual confusion, until, when the situation becomes unsustainable, Eduardo and Raul will leave aside their prejudices and decide to help Santiago to venture into his new gay life.

Jagga Jasoos

February 8, 2018
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (162 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saswata Chatterjee.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
The story of Jagga Jasoos evolves around the case of Purulia Arms Drop, a political and military incident, which took place in the year 1995. Nowadays Jagga, a gifted teenage detective, along with a female companion is on a quest to find his missing father.

Viva la libertà

January 30, 2018
[United States] : Distrib Films, [2017]
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Toni Servillo, Valerio Mastandrea, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
As the national election approaches, Enrico Oliveri has plummeted in the polls and his supporters and adversaries alike begin to acknowledge his impending downfall. Unwilling to face the failure of his party and his nation, Oliveri vanishes. In a desperate move, the party leadership seeks out Oliveri's look-alike twin brother, Giovanni Ernani, a prolific author and philosopher who is freshly released from an insane asylum.

The square

January 26, 2018
1 videodisc (ca. 151 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Claes Bang.
Title from disc.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
Christian is the respecte curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is 'the Square', an installation which invites passerby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian's foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for 'the Square'. The response is overblown and sends Christain, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.


January 26, 2018
1 videodisc (108 min.) : digital, optical ; 4 3/4 in.
Ricardo Darin, Javier Cámara, Dolores Fonzi.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Julián has decided to forgo treatment and spend his final days tying up loose ends. When childhood friend Tomás pays his ailing friend an unexpected visit, he quickly realizes he won't be able to change Julián's mind. In what will be their final reunion, the two friends set out to finalize Julián's funeral arrangements, settle his accounts and, most importantly, find a home for his beloved dog, Truman.

The woman who left = Ang babaeng humayo

January 22, 2018
© 2018
1 videodisc (228 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
Charo Santos, John Lloyd Cruz, Michael De Mesa, Shamine Centenera-Buencamino.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: Booklet essay by Gil Quito; trailer.
After 30 years in prison, Horcia discovers that her friend and fellow inmate committed the murder of which she was accused. This leads to her release and the transformative discovery of the man who framed her.


January 18, 2018
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing Home Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Vero Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: original theatrical trailer; other Strand trailers.
Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in the Congo's capital Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her fourteen-year-old son gets into a terrible car accident. To raise the money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa.

Glory [videorecording] = [Slava]

January 17, 2018
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Margita Gosheva, Stefan Denolyubov, Kitodar Todorov, Milko Lazarov, Mira Iskŭrova, Dimitŭr Sardzhev.
Series numbering from publisher's website.
Bonus short film: Helium (23 minutes) / director, Anders Walter (Danish with English subtitles).
"Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions of leva [Bulgarian currency] on the train tracks. He decides to turn the money over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, head of the PR department of the Ministry of Transport, loses Petrov's old watch, a family relic. Here starts his desperate struggle to recover both his old watch and his dignity."--Publisher's website.


January 16, 2018
[Chicago, IL] : Facets Video, [2009]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sotiria Leonardou, Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Michalis Maniatis, Themis Bazaka, Nikos Dimitratos, Giorgos Zorbas, Konstantinos Tzoumas, Vicky Vanita.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983.
Describes the turbulent 40 years in popular singer Marika Ninou's life. Born in Smyrna, Turkey in 1917, she was deported to Greece when she was 7-years-old. Her parents begins a career as musician and singer in a nightclub. Ninou watches her father murder her mother, runs away from home, has a baby, and comes back to the nightclub to sing.

Past life

January 15, 2018
Culver City, CA : Samuel Goldwyn Films, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nelly Tagar, Joy Rieger, Doron Tavory, Evgenia Dodina, Tom Avni, Rafael Stachowiak, Muli Shulman.
Videodisc release of the 2016 motion picture.
"Inspired by a true story."
Two sisters traverse 1977 Europe in the hopes of solving a World War II-era mystery that haunts their present lives.


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