New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

June 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Qarib qarib singlle

June 22, 2018
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, 2018.
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Irrfan Khan, Parvathy, Neha Dhupia.
Jaya and Yogi set out on a short journey to retrace past relationships and end up in the most eventful, strange, crazy trip of their lives.

Legend of the naga pearls = Jiao zhu zhuan

June 21, 2018
[Plano, TX] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Wang Dalu, Zhang Tian'ai, Sheng Guansen.
Widescreen (16:9)
Title from disc label.
After being defeated by humans centuries ago, the Winged Tribe has lost their ability to fly. Seeking vengeance, a royal descendant of the tribe has begun searching for the magical Naga Pearls, which he plans to use to destroy the humans. When the legendary pearls fall into - and out of - the hands of Heiyu, a wily human street punk, he must join a team of unlikely heroes as they race to prevent the destruction of their people in this magical fantasy adventure.

Other side of hope = Toivon tuolla puolen

June 21, 2018
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen, Kaija Pakarinen, Niroz Haji, Janne Hyytiäinen, Ilkka Koivula, Nuppu Koivu, Simon Hussein Al-Bazoon.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Features: New 2K digital transfer, approved by director Aki Kaurismäki; New interview with actor Sherwan Haji; Footage from the press conference for the film's premiere at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival, featuring Kaurismäki, Haji, and actor Sakari Kuosmanen; Aki and Peter, a new video essay by filmmaker Daniel Raim, based on a 1997 essay by critic Peter von Bagh, to whom The Other Side of Hope is dedicated; Music videos; Trailer; plus, an essay by critic Girish Shambu.
"This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki, a response to the ongoing global refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home. Khaled (Sherwan Haji), a displaced Syrian, lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged Finnish salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves his wife and his job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable restaurant. Khaled is denied asylum but decides not to return to Aleppo--and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously. As deadpan as the best of the director's work, and with a deep well of empathy for its down-but-not-out characters (many of them played by members of Kaurismäki's loyal stock company), The Other Side of Hope is a bittersweet celebration of pockets of human kindness in an unwelcoming world"--Container.

Un condamné à mort s'est échappé [videorecording] / or, Le vent souffle où il veut = The wind blows where it wishes

May 29, 2018
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2013]
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod, Jacques Ertaud, Jean Paul Delhumeau, Roger Treherne, *Jean-Philippe Delamarre, Cesar Gattegno, Jacques Oerlemans, Kalus Detlef Grevenhorst, Leonhard Schmidt.
Special features: Disc 1: Trailer. Disc 2: Bresson: without a trace, a 1965 episode of the television program Cineastes de notre temps; The road to Bresson, a 1984 documentary; The essence of forms, a forty-five minute documentary from 2010; Functions of film sound, a new visual essay. Booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Tony Pipolo.
Based on the narrative by André Devigny.
Based on the memoirs of an imprisoned French resistance leader, this unbelievably taut and methodical marvel follows the fictional Fontaine's single-minded pursuit of freedom, detailing the planning and carrying out of his escape with gripping precision.

Theeran adhigaaram ondru

May 25, 2018
[United States] : Suara, [2018]
1 videodisc (163 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Karthi, Abhimanyu Singh, Rohit Pathak.
Title from container.
Theeran, a police officer, tries to decode a series of cold blood events based on same pattern.


May 18, 2018
[Chicago, IL] : Music Box Films, [2018]
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Adriano Carvalho, Luana Nastas.
Title from disc label.
Upon returning from a trading expedition, Antonio discovers that his wife has died in labor. Confined to a decadent but desolate property in the company of his aging mother-in-law and numerous slaves, he marries his wife's young niece, Beatriz. Separated from her family and left alone on the rugged farmhouse in the Brazilian mountains, Beatriz finds solace in the displaced and oppressed inhabitants around her.


May 18, 2018
[Mexico] : Amarok Films, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mario Casas, Ana Wagener, Jose Coronado, Barbara Lennie.
Title from disc label.
Special features: photo gallery; making of photos.
Accused of a murder of which he pleads not guilty, the successful businessman Adrián Doria hires the services of Virginia Goodman, the country's best witness trainer. In the course of one night, both will work to find a reasonable doubt that will release him from prison. The appearance of a new witness threatens to destroy the strategy of defense, forcing them to recompose the pieces of a crossword puzzle that defies all the laws of logic.

La Strada

May 18, 2018
[Place of publication not identified] : Criterion Collection, ©2003.
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Starring: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Special features: New digital transfer, with restored image and sound -- Video introduction by Martin Scorsese -- Audio commentary by Peter Bondanella, author of "Italian Cinema: From Neorealism to the Present" and "The Cinema of Federico Fellini" -- "Federico Fellini's Autobiography" a documentary made for Italian television by Paquito del Bosco -- New essay by film scholar Peter Matthews -- Theatrical trailer for the English version -- Optional English-dubbed soundtrack featuring the voices of Anthony Quinn and Richard Basehart -- Language: Italian mono -- Subtitles: New and improved English subtitle translation.
The story of a poor woman who is sold to the strong man in a circus. She falls in love with him, but her love isn't returned until it is too late.

Valentina's wedding

May 7, 2018
Santa Monica, CA : Pantelion, 2018.
1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Omar Chaparro, Marimar Vega, Ryan Carnes.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
Families feud, laughs fly, and cultures clash in this hilarious romantic comedy. Valentina has the perfect life in New York, with the perfect job and a perfect boyfriend, Jason. But when Valentina's scandal-ridden family in Mexico asks Valentina to pretend to be married to her ex-beau, Angel, in order to protect her father's political campaign, Valentina's ordered life turns upside down as she struggles to choose where her heart belongs.

In the fade

April 26, 2018
[Los Angeles, CA] : Magnolia Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar.
Wide screen (2.35:1)
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.

The insult

April 26, 2018
Beverly Hills, CA: Entertainment One Film USA, [2018]
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.

Jamón, jamón

April 24, 2018
[Chicago, Ill.] : Olive Films, [2018]
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Stefania Sandrelli, Anna Galiena, Juan Diego, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Jordi Molla.
Wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1992.
Traces the romantic entanglements of the beautiful and pregnant underwear factory worker Silvia; José Luis, the father of her child and heir to the factory fortune; Raul, underwear model, seducer, and would-be-bullfighter; and Conchita, José Luis' doting mother, family matriarch, and Raul's lover.


April 23, 2018
Perumbavoor : Saina Video Vision, [2017]
1 videodisc (152 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dulquer Salmaan, Dhansika, Sai Tamhankar.
Title from container.
An anthology, telling the story of four different people, each story revolving around four different elements: Earth, Fire, Wind and Water.

Velipadinte pusthakam

April 23, 2018
Kerala : Satyam Audios, [2017]
1 videodisc (156 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mohanlal, Anoop Menon, Arun Kurian.
Title from container.
Professor Mathew Idikkula, who reformed the atmosphere of a college by developing a healthy relationship between teachers and students. The film reflects the goodness of the youth and the impact the students can have. It also takes a round-up on the revenge of the death of founding father of the college by killing his assasin.


April 20, 2018
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, 2017.
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sidharth Malhotra, Akshaye Khanna, Sonakshi Sinha.
An acclaimed writer and a young homemaker become the prime suspects in a double murder. Police officer Dev must figure out who's telling the truth when both offer conflicting stories about the events of that fateful night.

Tiger zinda hai

April 20, 2018
1 videodisc (161 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anupriya Goenka.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
A sequel to the record-breaking blockbuster 'Ek Tha Tiger' that continues the story of two super spies, Tiger and Zoya, eight years later.


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.


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