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100% Arabica / Cent pour cent arabica

Directed by: Mahmoud Zemmouri.

Cast: Khaled, Cheb Mami, Mouss, Najim Laouriga, Fard Fedjer, Youssef Diawara, Patrice Thibaud, Mohamed Camara.

The rising popularity of a local band threatens orthodox religious groups in a mixed Arab and African housing project outside Paris. Attendance at the mosque falls and drastic measures are taken to keep the balance of power in the hands of the religious leaders. No one can stop the infectious popularity of the music, however, and when all the musicians finally sing together, everyone is united. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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The 4th man

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven.

Cast: Jeroen Krabbe, Renee Soutendijk.

A daring comic thriller that mixes trashy eroticism and terror with sardonic wit as it tells the story of a novelist who becomes obsessed with a young man he sees on a train, and his efforts to bed the man. In Dutch with English subtitles. VHS format.



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A bout de souffle/Breathless

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard.

Cast: Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo.

Videodisc release of the 1960 motion picture. A careless thief and murderer has an affair with an American student.
DVD; digitally restored. In French with English subtitles.

 

 

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Act of Aggression/ L'agression

Directed by: Joseph Green.

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Louis Trintignant.

Varlin is driving on the freeway and is attacked by a motorcyle gang. When he regains consciousness his wife and daughter have been murdered. He then decides to take justice in his own hands and with the help of Sarah, his sister-in-law, he sets a deadly trap for the motorcyclists. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

 

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The adventures of Priscilla, queen of the desert

Directed by: Stephan Elliott.

Cast: Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter.

With a contract to perform a drag show way out in the Australian desert, Tick, Adam, and Ralph each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered pink tour bus "Priscilla," the trio heads for the outback and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits. DVD

 

 

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A-fan-t`i Effendi / The story of Effendi.

Directed by: Hsiao Lang.

Cast: T°u-i-kung, Ku-tse-li-nu-erh.

Effendi is a popular and legendary hero beloved by the Uighur people of Sinkiang. He uses his cleverness and wit to help the poor and punish the rich. This film is based upon one of the many folk tales about him. Chinese dialogue, English subtitles. VHS format.

 

 

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Afsane-ye-ah / The legend of sigh

Directed by: Tahmineh Milani.

Cast: Jahangir Almasi, Mashid Afsharzadeh, Yarta Yaran.

woman suffering from writer's block is helped by the spirit, Ah. In Persian Farsi with English subtitles. VHS.

 

 

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Agata and the storm

Directed by: Silvio Soldini.

Cast: Licia Maglietta, Giuseppe Battiston, Emilio Solfrizzi.

When Agata, the popular bookshop proprietor and dispenser of sunny wisdom is suddenly wooed by a man almost half her age, her electricity hits high-voltage. Yet it is Agata's joy and magnetism in the face of life in all its irony that eventually offers the eye of the storm. Soundtrack in Italian with subtitles in English. DVD.

 

 

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Agantuk / The stranger

Directed by: Satyajit Ray.

Cast: Ajit Banerjee, Despankar Dey, Mamata Shankar, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Utpal Dutt, Robi Ghosh, Subrata Chatterjee, Bixram Bhattacharya.

A wise and witty world traveler returns to Calcutta after 35 years to visit his niece, who had only briefly known him as a child. She accepts the stranger's story, but her suspicious husband believes the long-lost uncle is an imposter who has come to claim an inheritance. Bengali with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Aimée & Jaguar

Directed by: Max Fäberböck.

Cast: Maria Schrader, Juliane Kèohler, Heike Makatsch, Johanna Wokalek, Elisabeth Degen, Detlev Buck, Inge Keller, Krya Mladek, Peter Weck.

It's the Battle of Berlin, during World War 2, two women find each other. One is single, Aimée, the other, Jaguar, is unhappily married with 4 children. In war torn Germany it was not safe to be Jewish, it was just as unsafe to be a lesbian. When Jaguar's husband, who is a German soldier, finds out about the relationship of his wife to Aimée, nothing but trouble becomes the result. German dialogue, optional English subtitles. DVD, Dolby digital.

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Los Amantes del círculo polar / Lovers of the arctic circle

Directed by: Julio Medem.

Cast: Najwa Nimri, Fele Martinez, Nancho Novo, Manu Valdivielso.

Two lovers are about to embark on an erotic odyssey that will take them to the ends of the earth. A story of love and sexual awakening so powerful it will alter the course of their forever. In Spanish with English subtitles. VHS hi-fi; stereo.

 

 

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Amarcord

Directed by: Federico Fellini.

Cast: Magali Noel, Pupella Maggio, Josiane Tanzilli.

Memories of episodes about love, sex, politics, family life and growing up in a small Italian town in the 1930's. In Italian with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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The American friend

Directed by: Wim Wenders.

Cast: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gerard Blain.

Story about a Hamburg picture framer who is perfectly ordinary except that he is suffering from a rare and fatal blood disease. His peace and sanity are upset when an insistent Frenchman offers him money to assassinate a Mafia figure in Paris. German with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Amelie from Montmartre/ Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Cast: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Serge Merlin, Jamel Debbouze, Claire Maurier, Clotilde Mollet.

Amélie is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amélie didn't attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and an active fantasy life. Despite all this, Amélie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. She decides to step into the lives of others around her to help them out. In French with optional English and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned. DVD.

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El Amor brujo / Love, the magician.

Directed by: Carlos Saura.

Cast: Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos, Laura Del Sol, Juan Antonio Jimenez, Emma Penella.

Set in Spain, a sizzling tale of young lovers separated by fate, but whose hearts still burn with a passion only for each other. Spanish with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Amores perros / Love's a bitch

Directed by: Alejandro Gonzâalez.

Cast: Emilio Echevarrâia, Gael Garcâia, Goya Toledo, Alvaro Guerrero, Vanessa Bauche, Jorge Salinas.

Three different people are catapulted into dramatic and unforseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's designer pooch disappears into the apartment's floorboards; and an ex-radical turned hit man rescues a Rotweiler with a gunshot wound. Spanish (5.1 surround) or French (2.0 surround) language soundtrack with optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish DVD.

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An orphan boy of Vienna

Directed by: Max Neufeld.

Cast: Vienna Boys Choir, Julia Janssen, Hans Olden, Otto Kepplinger, Rudolf Teuber, Karl Ehmann, Richard Waldemar.

Story of an orphan boy, who is accepted by a prestigous music school when tragedy strikes and he runs away and gets into trouble. In German with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Angst essen Seele auf / Fear eats the soul

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Cast: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi Ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Irm Hermann, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

A Moroccan immigrant in Munich comes up against social and racial prejudice when he marries a sixty-year-old charwoman. German dialogue; English subtitles. VHS format.

 

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Antares

Directed by: Götz Spielmann.

Cast: Petra Morzâe, Andreas Patton, Hary Prinz, Susanne Wuest, Dennis Cubic, Andreas Kiendl, Martina Zinner.

Antares tells three stories of passion, jealousy, routine, and violence, in which love is the cause of and driving force behind each character's emotional and physical experiences. Alex and Nicole are divorced, but Alex cannot let go of what has passed. Sonja is facing tough times because of her pregnancy and becoming wildly jealous of her husband Marco. Eva, a loyal wife and mother, has her life turned upside-down by a fling with Tomasz."--Container. In German with English subtitles. DVD ; Dolby SRD.

 

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Antoine and Antoinette/ Antoine et Antoinette

Directed by: C.F. Cavano.

Cast: Roger Pigaut, Claire Maffei, Noèel Roquevert, Annette Poivre.

Romantic comedy of working class life in postwar France. Antoine and his beautiful wife Antoinette lead a passionate but querulous life together. She is a flirt and he is a jealous hot head. To make things worse, Antoine loses a winning lottery ticket that looked like the key to a better life. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format

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Aparajito

Directed by: Satyajit Ray.

Cast: Pinaki Sen Gupta, Karuna Banerji, Smaran Ghosal.

This second chapter in the Apu trilogy follows Apu and his family to the city. In Bengali with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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L'Argent de poche/Small change

Directed by: Franðcois Truffaut.

Cast: Christian Patey, Caroline Lang, Sylvie Van Den Elsen.

A warm, touching, deceptively simple story of children and the world they live in, starring youngsters who had never before acted in movies. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

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Ashik Kerib

Directed by: Sergei Paradjanov.

Cast: ëIìUriæi Goëiìan

In Azerbaijani and Georgian with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Atame! Tie me up, tie me down

Directed by: Pedro Almodovar.

Cast: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles Leon.

Comedy about an orphaned mental patient who is determined to create an ideal family for himself, so, in an irrationally inspired bid for love, he kidnaps a recovering drug addict/porn star. In Spanish with English subtitles. DVD.

 

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Au revoir les enfants/Goodbye, children

Directed by: Louis Malle.

Cast: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtåo, Franøcois Nâegret, Philippe Morier-Genoud.

Based on the director's life, this film chronicles Malle's experiences during the German occupation of France in World War II. Julien (Malle) is 12 years old, and the smartest boy in his class at boarding school when a new student appears. The two form a friendship even though Julien senses that there is something different about his new friend. In French with English subtitles. VHS format.

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Auberge espagnole/ Spanish apartment

Directed by:Câedric Klapisch.

Cast: Romain Duris, Judith Godráeche, Audrey Tautou, Câecile De France, Kelly Reilly, Cristina Brondo, Federico D'Anna, Barnaby Metschurat, Christian Pagh, Kevin Bishop, Xavier de Guillebon.

Xavier is a straight-laced French college senior who moves to Barcelona as part of a student exchange program, much to the dismay of his beautiful girlfriend. But sharing cramped quarters with students from all over Europe quickly leads to multi-cultural chaos as Xavier gets an eye-opening lesson on how to live, love, laugh and party. In French and Spanish dialogue with optional English and Spanish subtitles. DVD.

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L'Avare/ The miser

Directed by: Henri Van Laun.

In French. VHS.

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The Baker's Wife/ La femme du boulanger

Directed by: Jean Giono.

Cast: Raimu, Ginette Leclerc, Charpin.

A Marcel Pagnol film based on the story Jean le bleu by Jean Giono. Originally released as a motion picture in France in 1938. Story of a baker whose wife runs away with a shepherd and of the townspeople who help to bring her back. VHS format.



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Babettes gæstebud / Babette's feast

Directed by: Just Betzer and Bo Christensen.

Cast: Stephane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle, Jean Philippe Lafont, Bibi Andersson.

With the mysterious arrival of Babette, a refugee from France's civil war, life for two pious sisters and their tiny hamlet begins to change. Before long, Babette has convinced them to try something other than boiled codfish and ale bread--a gourmet French meal! Her feast scandalizes the elders, except for the visiting General. Just who is this strangely talented Babette, who has terrified this pious town with the prospect of losing their souls for enjoying too much earthly pleasure? Includes original theatrical trailer. In Danish and French with optional soundtrack in English or Spanish; with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish. DVD.

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Bacheha-Ye aseman / Children of heaven

Directed by: Majid Majidi.

Cast: Mohammad Amir Naji, Mir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi.

A young boy, Ali, loses his sister Zahra's school shoes. In order to stay out of trouble, the two come up with a plan to share Ali's shoes, but they must keep it a secret from their parents. In Farsi or French with English subtitles. DVD, Dolby digital surround sound ; widescreen (1.85.1).

 

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Bad ma ra khahad bord / The wind will carry us

Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami.

Cast: Behzad Dourani.

A filmmaker travels to a remote mountain village secretly planning to record a local ritual ceremony surrounding an old dying woman. He befriends a local boy who ultimately becomes his informant on the fate of the old woman. As the rustling wind, golden light, and deep shadows of the village cast an alluring spell, the deathwatch drags on as the woman stubbornly clings to life, leaving the crew impatient. Farsi dialogue, English subtitles. DVD.

 

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Badkunak-i sief¯id / The white balloon

Directed by: Parviz Shahbazi.

Cast: F. Sadr Orfani, A. Bourkowska, Aèida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Mohammad Bakhtiari, Mohammad Shahani.

A young girl's desire for a pretty goldfish her family cannot afford, sparks an adventure. In Persian Farsi with English subtitles. VHS.

 

 

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Bai fa mo nü zhuan / The bride with white hair

Directed by: Ronny Yu

Cast: Lin Qingxia, Zhang Guorong.

"The bride with white hair stars Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia and Leslie Cheung as doomed lovers caught in the cross-fire of warring clans (each being a champion warrior on opposite sides of the strife)"--Container. Soundtracks in English, Cantonese and Mandarin ; subtitles in English. DVD, Dolby stereo; widescreen.

 

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The Ballad of Narayama

Directed by: Shohei Imamura.

Cast: Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Tonpei Hidari, Takejo Aki .

A century ago, inhabitants from a remote mountian village lived in constant fear of starvation. Their lives were cruel, horrible, and at best, hopeless. To survive, a number of ruthless laws were passed. One of the most brutal- taking the elderly to the distant peak of Narayama to die. VHS.

 

 

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Baran

Directed by: Majid Majidi.

Cast: Mohammad Amir Naji, Hossein Abedini, Zahra Bahrami, Hossein Rahmi, Hossein Mahjoob.

The story of illegal Afghan immigrants living and working at a construction site in Tehran, Iran. When one of the workers is injured, his daughter, posing as a man, becomes the breadwinner. But a hot-headed 17 year-old local youth also working at the site discovers the secret. In Farsi (Dolby digital mono sound) with optional yellow English subtitles or optional English captions DVD.

 

 

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Barbarian invasions/ Les invasions barbares

Directed by: Denys Arcand.

Cast: Râemy Girard, Stâephane Rousseau, Marie-Josâee Croze, Roy Dupuis.

It's not easy for a narrow-minded professor to reconcile with his equally stubborn son. But soon, father and son find themselves gathering with their wide and colorful circle of family and friends to confront their differences, confess their secrets, and celebrate life. Examines the varying personal politics - economic and sexual - at play among an aging group of friends, lovers, and ex-spouses. Remy and Louise are divorced. Their son Sebastien lives in capitalist splendor in London. Their estranged daughter sails boats throughout the world. But the slightly estranged family is brought together by Remy's losing battle with terminal cancer, and the hedonistic, ex-radical father and straight-laced son have to overcome their differences. In French with some English; optional English subtitles. DVD.

 

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The Battleship Potemkin

Directed by: Sergei Eisenstein.

Cast: Alexander Antonov, Grigori Alexandrov, Vladimir Barski, Mikhail Gomorov, A. Levshin, Maxim Strauch.

A partly fictitious account of the mutiny at Odessa, an episode in the 1905 revolution. Silent film with music and Russian and English subtitles. VHS

 

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Beauty and the devil/ La Beauté du diable

Directed by: René Clair.

Cast: Michel Simon, Gâerard Philipe, Simone Valáere, Carlo Ninchi, Raymond Cordy, Tullio Carminati, Paolo Stoppa, Gaston Modot, Nicole Besnard.

In French with English subtitles. Videocassette release of the 1950 motion picture.

 

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Before the rain

Cast: Katrin Cartlidge, Rade Serbedzija, Gregoire Colin, Labina Mitevska.

In a monastery in Macedonia, a young man must abandon his vows of silence to save a girl from a hate-filled mob. In London, a woman torn between a loveless marriage and a passionate affair with a war photographer finds fate dictates a choice she couldn't make on her own. And in Yugoslavia, the photographer returns to a nation divided by religious hatred and violence. His efforts to salvage some small portion of peace will have and impact no one could foresee, and bring all three stories full circle. Parts 1 and 3 in Albanian with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull / The confessions of Felix Krull

Directed by: Kurt Hoffman.

Cast: Horst Bucholz, Lisa Pulver.

A charming but devious con-artist quickly rises in rank as a Parisian hotel employee. In German with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Belle de nuit/Beauties of the night

Directed by: Rene Clair.

Cast: Gâerard Philipe, Martine Carol, Gina Lollobrigida, Magali Vendeuil.

A young music teacher escapes from his drab life into dreams of romantic adventures in different times and places. Each dream slowly becomes a nightmare, and he is forced to accept reality and discover his true love in his own present time. In French with English subtitles. VHS.

 

 

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Belle epoque / The age of beauty

Directed by: Fernando Trueba.

Cast: Jorge Sanz, Fernando Fernâan-Gâomez, Miriam Diaz-Aroca, Ariadna Gil, Maribel Verdâu, Penâelope Cruz, Mary Carmen Ramâirez.

Fernando, a handsome, young Spanish Civil War deserter who befriends a free-thinking artist, finds himself in a romantic dilemma when the artist's four beautiful daughters return to their country home. Which woman should he love? In Spanish or English with English or Spanish subtitles. DVD.

 

 

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La Belle Noiseuse

Directed by: Jacques Rivette.

Cast: Michel Piccoli, Jane Birkin, Emmanuelle Bâeart.

Piccoli stars as a famous artist who has suffered painter's block since abandoning his masterpiece, a painting of his wife Liz, entitled `La Belle Noiseuse'. Disturbing tensions develop when a young artist and his girlfriend, visiting him in his South of France retreat, inspire him to return to the canvas, using the girl as his new model. Also available in the director's re-cut two-hour `Divertimento' version. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

 

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Bellissimo: immagini del cinema italiano

Directed by: Gianfredo Mingozzi.

Explores Italian cinema as an art form and as an industry. Features great personalities in Italian filmmaking from the 1940s to the 1980s with excerpts from many films. English narration and subtitles; Italian dialog.VHS.

 

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Bend it like Beckham

Directed by: Gurinder Chadha

Cast: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Archie Panjabi, Shaznay Lewis, Frank Harper, Juliet Stevenson.

Eighteen year-old Jesminder's parents want her to be a nice, conventional Indian girl. But she just wants to play soccer like her hero, David Beckham. For Jess, that means kicking a ball around the local park with the lads until she's spotted by Jules, who invites her to join the local women's team. DVD.

 

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Birds of a feather/La cage aux folles

Directed by: Edouard Molinaro.

Cast: Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Michel Galabru, Claire Maurier, Remi Laurent, Carmen Scarpitta, Benny Luke, Luisa Maneri.

A farce involving a flamboyant homosexual couple's attempt to appear to be conventional parents in front of the prospective in-laws of the son of one of the men. In French with English subtitles. VHS

 

 

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Black rain

Directed by: Shohei Imamura.

Cast: Yoshiko Tanaka, Kazuo Kitamura, Etsuko Ichihara, Shoichi Ozawa.

This is an unforgettable movie about humanity and survival after the 1945 atomic catastrophe that changed the world forever. English subtitles in yellow. VHS .

 

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The Blue Kite

Directed by: Tian Zhuangzhuang.

Cast: Lu Liping, Yi Tian, Zhang Wenyao, Chen Xiaoman, Pu Cunxin, Li Xuejian, Guo Baochang, Zong Ping.

Banned in China, this film is the most acclaimed and controversial to come out of the new Chinese cinema. Told from the perspective of a young boy, Tietou, it traces the fate of a Beijing family and their neighbors through the political and social upheavals in 1950's and 60's China. In Chinese with English subtitles. VHS

 

 

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Bolivar soy yo / Bolivar I am.

Directed by: Jorge Ali Triana.

Cast: Amparo Grisales, Robinsón Díaz, Jairo Camargo, Fanny Mikey, Gustavo Angarita

The actor, Santiago Miranda, frantically abandons the production set of the popular soap opera The Lovers of the Liberator because he doesn't agree with the script considering it a misunderstanding of history and instead flees toward delusion. In Spanish with English subtitles.
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Bon Voyage and Aventure Malgache

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock.

Two short films made by Hitchcock in 1944 at the request of the British government. When viewed by government officials they decided that the films were inflammatory and withheld them from distribution. The first, Bon Voyage, is about an RAF pilot who has escaped from a POW camp and made his way back to London with the help of the French resistance. The second, Aventure Malgache, is set in Vichy-controlled Madagascar where the Resistance leader battles to keep his island free. In French with English subtitles. DVD.

 

 

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Le Bourgeois gentilhomme/ The would-be gentleman

Directed by: Jean Meyer.

Cast: Jean Meyer, Louis Seigner, Jacques Charon, Robert Manuel.

A lively satire on the pretensions of a rich, but silly man to the snobberies of the aristocracy. French dialogue, English subtitles. Based on the play by Molière. Available in the library in VHS format.

 

 

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Brat Brother

Directed by: Alexey Balabanov.

Cast: Sergeæi Bodrov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Svetlana Pis§michenko, ëIìUriæi Kuzneëtìsov, Vëiìacheslav Butusov.

With rock music, drugs, guns, and violence in the street, the theme of retribution looks much the same in this film of contemporary Russia as it does in a Clint Eastwood film set in big-city America. In Russian with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Breathless / A bout de souffle

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard.

Cast: Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo .

Videodisc release of the 1960 motion picture. A careless thief and murderer has an affair with an American student.
DVD; digitally restored. In French with English subtitles.

 

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Die Brücke / The bridge

Directed by: Bernhard Wicki.

Cast: Fritz Wepper, Volker Bohnet, Michael Hinz, Volker Lechtenbrink, Cordula Tranton.

As World War II approaches its end, eight sixteen-year-old German schoolboys are drafted into the army to defend a bridge to their town. Betrayed and urged on by unenlightened leaders, they come to believe that this small and meaningless bridge is worth any risk to their lives. In German with English subtitles. VHS.

 

 

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Buddy

Directed by: Morten Tyldum.

Cast: Nicolai Cleve Broch, Pia Tjelta, Aksel Hennie, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Janne Formoe.

"Kristoffer's love life is on the rocks. But what can you expect from a guy who likes to videotape himself and his friends pulling outrageous stunts? When Kristoffer's video diary winds up at a popular TV show, it's not just his love life that turns upside down. A vibrant young cast explores the true meaning of friendship and love in a heart-warming story about high jinks, crazy roommates and reality television"--Container. Norwegian with English subtitles. DVD.

 

 

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Bye bye Brazil

Directed by: Luiz Carlos Barreto.

Cast: Josâe Wilker, Betty Faria, Zaira Zambelli, Fabio Junior.

The film follows a troup of carnival-type entertainers in a land caught up in an avalanche of social change. In Portuguese with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Cabeza de Vaca

Directed by: Nicolâas Echevarria

Cast: Juan Diego, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Roberto Sosa.

Account of the Spanish explorer's capture, escape, and journey from Texas to Mexico City (1527-1537). Includes tales of El Dorado. Spanish dialogue, English subtitles.



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La cage aux folles / Birds of a feather

Directed by: Edouard Molinaro.

Cast: Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Michel Galabru, Claire Maurier, Remi Laurent, Carmen Scarpitta, Benny Luke, Luisa Maneri.

A farce involving a flamboyant homosexual couple's attempt to appear to be conventional parents in front of the prospective in-laws of the son of one of the men. In French with English subtitles. VHS

 

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Calendar

Directed by: Atom Egoyan.

Cast: Arsinâee Khanjian, Ashot Adamian, Atom Egoyan.

A mean-spirited, self-absorbed, destructive Canadian-Armenian photographer is hired to take twelve pictures of Armenian historic churches for a calendar. He takes his wife along as a translator, and as they traverse the twelve sites chosen for the calendar with their Armenian guide, their relationship begins to unravel. The photographer returns to Canada with his twelve images, but without his wife, who has gradually felt drawn to her ethnic roots and has fallen in love with the guide. In Armenian and English with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Camelia

Directed by: Roberto Gavaldâon.

Cast: Marâia Felix, Jorge Mistral, Renee Dumas, Carlos Navarro.

A story of desperate love between a bullfighter, Rafael, and the stage actress, Camelia. She is beatuiful and seductive, but her past has left her heart cold. When she meets the passionate and handsome Rafael, she learns to trust love once more. Yet even their great love is unable to fight against the destiny that controls them until the final curtain falls.

 

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Camila

Directed by: Maria-Luisa Bemberg.

Cast: Susâu Recoraro, Imanol Arias, Hector Alterio, Mona Maris.

Recounts the true story of a young Catholic socialite from Buenos Aires, Camila O'Gorman, who falls in love and runs away with a young Jesuit priest, Ladislao Gutierrez, in 1847. Eventually they are found and executed by the repressive government. The film also makes a statement about the affect of dictatorship on personal and political freedom. Spanish dialogue, English subtitles. DVD.

 

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O caminho das nuvens / Middle of the world

Directed by: Vicente Amorim.

Cast: Clâaudia Abreu, Wagner Moura, Ravi Ramos Lacerda.

Based on a true story. A man and his family on a journey 2000 miles across the hinterlands of Brazil on bicycle in search for a good life. DVD;

 

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Capitaine Conan/Captain Conan

Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier.

Cast: Philippe Torreton, Samuel Le Bihan, Bernard Le Coq, Catherine Rich.

Capitaine Conan, a dashing soldier who does not let World War I interfere with his pursuit of wine, women and song, leads a band of cutthroat commandos on the front lines of the Bulgarian border. Feared by his enemies and respected by his subordinates, Conan's cunning and blood lust serve him well in war. But when a peace treaty is signed and the soldiers are shipped to Bucharest, Hungary to await further orders, the trouble begins. In French with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Carandiru

Directed by: Babenco, Hector.

Cast: Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Milton Gonðcalves, Rodrigo Santoro, Marâia Luisa Mendonðca, Caio Blat, Gero Camilo.

Set in São Paulo's House of Detention, locally known as Carandiru. An oncologist arrives at the jail to test patients for HIV infection. Seeing the disease, overcrowding, and rampant circulation of drugs, the doctor comes to realize the internal power structure among the prisoners. Narratives develop, including the attempted murder of Dagger, the solitary confinement of Chico, and the romance between Lady Di and Too Bad. The doctor eventually begins to see the prisoners as survivors. Culminates with a violent conclusion: a dramatization of the October 2, 1992 prison riot known as the Carandiru Massacre, in which 111 prisoners are killed. In Portuguese with optional English, French, Chinese, Korean, or Thai subtitles. DVD.

 

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Carne trémula / Live flesh

Directed by: Pedro Almodâovar.

Cast: Javier Bardem, Francesca Neri, Liberto Rabal, âAngela Molina, Jâose Sancho, Pilar Bardem, Penâelope Cruz.

The lives of five people are intertwined by romance, friendship and rivalry. Victor has fallen for a woman, Elena. Elena wants nothing to do with Victor and she calls the cops when he shows up at her apartment. The two cops that show up are David and Sancho. Sancho is a chronic, abusive drunk and believes his wife, Clara may be having an affair with his partner, David. In Spanish with English, French, or Spanish subtitles. DVD.

 

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Carol's journey

Directed by: Imanol Uribe.

Cast: Clara Lago, Juan Josâe Ballesta, Alvaro de Luna, Marâia Barranco, Carmelo Gâomez, Rosa Ma Sardâa.

Carol, a 12-year-old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Spanish Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, she arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the secretive family environment. Her innocence and rebellious nature drive her at first to reject a world that is both new and foreign. But she soon journeys into adulthood through a friendship with the village teacher and a young local boy. Soundtrack in Spanish with English subtitles. DVD.

 

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Las cartas de Alou / Letters from Alou

Directed by: Montxo Armendariz.

Cast: Mulie Jarju, Eulalia Ramen, Anmed El-Maaroufi.

Tells the story of Alou, an African immigrant, who works his way to Barcelona, where he is due to meet up with a friend. The exploitation and discrimination he faces are accurately documented. In Spanish, French and Sengalese with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Cartouche

Directed by: Philippe de Broca.

Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claudia Cardinale, Odile Versois, Philippe Lemaire, Marcel Dalio, Noel Roquevert.

"Colorful, exciting exploits of 18th century Frenchman and friends who take over crime syndicate in Paris, eventually dedication their lives to aventing death of co-leader Venus (Cardinale). Rousing action comedy" -- Leonard Maltin. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Casque d'Or

Directed by: Jacques Becker.

Cast: Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani.

In the Paris slums, an Apache finds passionate love but is executed for murder. VHS Format.

 

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Caudillo the history of the Spanish Civil War

Directed by: Basilio Martín Patino.

Tells the story of General Franco's revolt and the ensuing Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939 from both the Republican and Falangist points of view. Includes documentary film footage, narrative excerpts from various well-known writers who reported on the war at first hand, and contemporary visits with surviving participants. In Spanish with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Central do Brasil / Central station

Directed by: Walter Salles

Cast: Fernanda Montenegro, Marâilia Pera, Vinâicius de Oliveira.

When a young boy witnesses his mother's accidental death, a lonely, retired school-teacher reluctantly takes the child under her wing. In Portuguese with English subtitles. DVD.

 

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Le chat/The cat

Directed by: Pierre Granier-Deferre.

Cast: Jean Gabin, Simone Signoret, Annie Cordy.

Based on the novel by Georges Simenon. Depicts the last stages of despair of a married couple no longer able to communicate with one another, or to leave for a different life. In French with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Le chagrin et la pitie /The sorrow and the pity

Directed by: Marcel Ophuls.

A co-production of Television rencontre, Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Television Suisse Romande.
Through interviews with participants and newsreel footage, examines the occupation of France by the Germans during World War II as it occured in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand. Concentrates on the themes of collaboration and resistance. In English, French and German with some English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Charulata / The lonely wife

Directed by: Satyajit Ray.

Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Sailen Mukhejhee.

The wife of a publisher tries to find a way out of her confining domestic situation. In Bengali with English subtitles. VHS.

 

 

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Chelovek s kinoapparatom / The Man with the Movie Camera

Directed by: Dziga Vertov

Silent film with musical accompaniment and English subtitles. Videodisc release of a 1929 motion picture. Digitally mastered from a 35mm nitrate negative. Alternate audio track: Audio essay by Yuri Tsivian. "Presented by arrangement with George Eastman House." An experimental film which uses numerous cinematic techniques (split screens, multiple superimpositions, variable speeds, et cetera) to present a dawn to dusk view of the Soviet Union to study the relation between cinema and reality. Considered one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era. This view of the Soviet Union offers a montage of urban Russian life, showing the people of the city at work and at play, and the machines that endlessly whirl to keep the metropolis alive. It presents a mosaic of the life of a city (a combination of Kiev, Moscow and Odessa) by the use of the most advanced cinematic means of the time. It also attempts to engage the viewer in a theoretical discourse on the relationship between film and reality, on the nature of cinematic language, and human perception.
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Un chien Andalou / Land without bread

Directed by: Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali.

Un chien Andalou, a surrealistic movie, was written over the course of a three day exchange of fantasies and dreams with Salvador Dali. Land without bread is Bunuel's only documentary film. It portrays the everyday lives of indigent peasants in one of Spain's most desolate regions.
Un chien Andalou is a silent film with musical accompaniment and French subtitles. Land without bread is in English.

 

 

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Des chiens dans la neige /Wolves in the snow

Directed by: Michel Welterlin.

Cast: Marie Josâe Croze, Jean Philippe Ecoffey, Romano Orzari, Anne Roussel, Antoine Lacomblez, Frâedâeric Gilles, Tobie Pelletier, Marc Pierret.

Antoine has been cuckolding Lucie for years. A violent argument results in Antoine's death. After lying about his whereabouts, Lucie discovers that he had a secret life involving gangsters, money laundering and violence. Followed, threatened and badgered by the gangsters, Lucie becomes trapped by her deceit. The body of Antoine disappears, other corpses appear, and, very quickly, the money becomes only the pretext of an alarming turn of events, in which Lucie learns how to lie, to live, and perhaps also to like. Wolves in the Snow is an intense drama set against the backdrop of Montreal. Dialogue in French with English subtitles; closed-captioned. DVD.

 

 

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Children of Paradise/Les Enfants du paradis

Directed by: Marcel Carnâe.

Cast: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre Renoir, Maria Casaráes.

Story of theatrical society in 19th century Paris and the love between the mime Debureau and the beautiful courtesan Garance who is also loved by an aristocrat, a criminal, and an actor. French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Dai Sijie's China, my sorrow / China, my sorrow Connoisseur

The uplifting story of a 13 year-old's spiritual triumph over life in a chinese prison camp. In Chinese (Mandarin) with English subtitles. VHS format

 

 

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Chloe in the afternoon/ L'Amour, l'apres-midi

Directed by: Eric Rohmer.

Cast: Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Francoise Verley, Daniel Ceccaldi.

A successful young executive living in the suburbs with his new pregnant wife, finds himself more attracted to the other woman he meets in the city. French with English subtitles. VHS Format

 

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Chocolat

Directed by: Clair Denis.

Cast: Guilia Boschi, Isaach De Bankole, Franðcois Cluzet, Cecile Ducasse, Mireille Perrier.

Set in Cameroun during the waning days of French colonialism, the story revolves around the relationship between the young daughter of a French official and a black house servant. French dialogue, English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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The chorus/Les choristes

Directed by: Jean Dreville.

Cast: Gâerard Jugnot, Franðcois Berlâeand, Kad Merad, Jean-Paul Bonnaire, Marie Bunel, Paul Chariâeras.

Unemployed music teacher Clement Mathieu becomes the supervisor at a boarding school for the rehabilitation of minors. Dismayed by the repressive administration, he works to positively transform the students' lives through music. In French dialogues ; optional subtitles in English or Spanish. DVD Format..

 

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Chüeh lieh / Breaking with old ideas

Directed by: Li Wen-hua

Cast: Kuo Chen-ch°ing, Wang Su-ya.

Tells the story of the struggle of Chinese peasants and workers during the Great Leap Forward in 1958 to create a new kind of college in the countryside against the powerful opposition of those who would take China back to capitalism. In Chinese with English subtitles. VHS.

 

 

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Ciao, professore!

Directed by: Lina Wertmuller.

Cast: Paolo Villaggio, Isa Danieli, Gigio Morra.

A conservative teacher from Northern Italy finds himself teaching not upper crust students, but scrappy students, at a ramshackle school in the South, due to a computer error. In Italian with yellow English subtitles. VHS.

 

 

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Cidade de Deus / City of god

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles.

Cast: Jefechander Suplino, Alice Braga, Emerson Gomes, Edson Oliveira, Michel De Souza Gomes, Roberta Rodrigues, Luis Otâavio, Maurâicio Marques, Gustavo Engracia.

The streets of the world's most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro's "City of God," are a place where combat photographers fear to tread, police rarely go and residents are lucky if they live to the age of 20. In the midst of the oppressive crime and violence, a frail and scared young boy will grow up to discover that he can view the harsh realities of his surroundings with a different eye: the eye of an artist. In the face of impossible odds, his brave ambition to become a professional photographer becomes a window into his world and ultimately his way out. In Portuguese with English, French and Spanish subtitles. DVD.

 

 

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Cinema paradiso

Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore.

Cast: Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Antonella Attili, Pupella Maggio, Salvatore Cascio.

A young boy in a small Italian village is befriended by the projectionist at the movie theater, the Cinema Paradiso. As the boy grows up, he learns to love films, and is encouraged by his good friend to pursue his dream of one day making movies. Dubbed English version. VHS.

 

 

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Claire's knee/Le Genou de Claire

Directed by: Eric Rohmer.

Cast: Jean-Claude Brialy, Aurora Cornu, Bâeatrice Romand, Laurence de Monaghan, Micháele Montel, Gâerard Falconetti, Fabrice Luchini.

Rohmer's brilliant, luscious comedy of lust and desire satirizes a diplomat's sexual temptations. On vacation without his fiancée, he flirts with a brash, charming nymphet, while harboring a secret, peculiar obsession for the knee of her stunning teenage sister. Dialogue in French, English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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The Closet/ Le placard

Directed by: Francis Veber.

Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Gâerard Depardieu, Thierry Lhermitte, Micháele Laroque, Michel Aumont, Jean Rochefort, Alexandra Vandernoot.

François Pignon, a very bland sort of man who works as an accountant in a condom factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbour comes up with an idea to prevent such a thing from happening: he creates photos and then spreads the rumor that François is gay so that the factory management might be afraid they'll be sued for sexual discrimination. Of course, nothing happens as it should, but the changes in François Pignon's life-- and other people's too - is drastic! Closed-captioned. In French with yellow English subtitles. DVD.

 

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The color of paradise

Directed by: Majåid Majåidåi.

Cast: Hosein Mahjoob, Salameh Feyzi, Mohsen Ramezani, Elham Sharifi, Farahnaz Safari.

Mohammad joyfully returns to his tiny village on summer vacation from the Institute for the Blind, unaware of his father's intentions to disown him. Engaged to be married, the widowed man has kept Mohammad a secret from his fiancee, certain the boy's disability will destroy his only chance for happiness. With the wedding swiftly approaching Mohammad's future hangs precariously in the balanceas his father struggles against his destiny, unable to see the wonder of life and love that's so clear to his son. In Farsi with English subtitles. VHS.

 

 

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The Commissar

Directed by: Alexander Askoldov.

Cast: Nonna Mordyukova, Rolan Bykov.

In this drama set against the Russian Civil War, a tough Red Army commander's military career is disrupted by an unwanted pregnancy. Forced to stay with a poor Jewish family until her child is born, she finds herself transformed by the warmth and compassion of her hosts. She must ultimately decide whether to rejoin her troops or stay with her child. Russian dialogue, English subtitles. VHS

 

 

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Como agua para chocolate / like water for chocolate

Directed by: Alfonso Arau.

Cast: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torne.

Romantic fantasy set in the early 20th century about a young couple blocked from marrying by the demands of her cold and selfish mother. To be near his love the young man marries her sister, and she expresses her passion for him through her cooking. In Spanish with English subtitles. DVD,VHS.

 

 

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Les Compères

Directed by: Francis Veber.

Cast: Pierre Richard, Gâerard Depardieu, Anny Duperey, Michel Aumont.

When her teenage son runs away and her husband refuses to hunt for him, a frantic mother calls on two old lovers to help. This odd couple makes an hilarious search on the Riviera, bickering and competing as they defeat gangsters and motorcycle toughs to rescue the boy. In French, subtitled in English. VHS.

 

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Como era gostoso o meu francês / How tasty was my little Frenchman

Directed by: Nelson Pereira dos Santos

Cast: Arduino Colasanti, Ana Maria Magalhäaes, Eduardo Imbassahy Filho, Manfredo Colasanti.

In the coastal wilds of 16th-century Brazil, a French soldier is captured by a tribe of man-eating Indians. In Portuguese, French, and Tupi with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

 

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Un condamné à mort s'est échappé

Directed by: Robert Bresson.

Cast: Franøcois Leterrier (Fontaine), Charles Le Clainche (Jost), Maurice Beerblock (Blanchet), Roland Monod (Le Pasteur), Jacques Ertaud (Orsini).

In 1943, Lt. Fontaine is captured by the Gestapo and is imprisoned in Fort Montluc. He carefully plans his escape but puts it off until sentenced to death. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Conte d'hiver/A Tale of Winter

Directed by: Eric Rohmer.

Cast: Charlotte Vâery, Frederic Van Den Driessche, Michael Voletti, Herve Furic.

"A delightful romantic comedy about the triumph of love over the longest odds, A Tale of Winter begins with Félicié and Charles sharing a whirlwind love affair at the beach one summer. As they part, Félicié gives him her address, but due to a crucial, inexplicably stupid mistake, she makes it impossible for him to find her. Five years later, Félicié is still in love with Charles, though she has seemingly lost him forever. Along with her five- year-old daughter (by Charles), she maintains her hope that someday she will again find her Prince Charming."--Container. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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La Corona di ferro / The iron crown

Directed by: Alexandro Blasetti.

Cast: Elisa Cegani, Luisa Ferida, Rina Morelli, Gino Cervi, Massimo Girotti.

The story of a crown, fashioned from a nail of the true cross, that rights injustices. The crown regains a throne for the rightful heir. Italian with English subtitles. VHS format.

 

 

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Cosas que dejé en La Habana / Things I left in Havana

Directed by: Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón.

Cast: Jorge Perugorrâia, Violeta Rodrâiguez, Kiti Manver, Broselianda Hernâandez, Isabel Santos, Daisy Granados, Charo Soriano.

Three young, charming and beautiful sisters leave Cuba in search for the good life in Spain. Once in Madrid, they move in with their aunt who owns a sweatshop that makes fur coats. Since they lack work permits, their aunt plans to marry them off to suit her own interests. But a friend of their aunt's decides to protect the girls from these manipulations. That is until the friend and one of the sisters ends up falling in love with the same man. In Spanish with English subtitles. Also issued on VHS. DVD.

 

 

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The cranes are flying

Directed by: Mikhail Kalatazov.

In Russian with English dialogs. VHS.

 

 

 

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Cria!

Directed by: Carlos Saura.

Cast: Ana Torrent, Conchi Perez, Maite Sanchez, Geraldine Chaplin.

Drama about a little girl's reaction to her father's death. Spanish dialogue, English subtitles. VHS.

 

 

 

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Crime and punishment/Prestuplenie i nakazanie Crime et chatiment

Directed by: Pierre Cheval.

Cast: Pierre Blanchar, Harry Baur, Madeleine Ozeray, Aime Clariond, Marcelle Geniat.

An adaptation of Fyodor Dostoievsky's novel. Pierre Blanchar is the tormented student murderer Raskolnikov. He empasizes the tortured isolation and the near madness of the student. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

 

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El crimen del Padre Amaro / The crime of Padre Amaro

Directed by: Carlos Carrera.

Cast: Gael Garcâia Bernal, Ana Claudia Talancâon, Sancho Garcia, Angâelica Aragâon, Luisa Huertas, Pedro Armendâariz, Ernesto Gomâez Cruz, Gastâon Melo, Damiâan Alcâazar.

A recently ordained priest is sent to a small parish church in rural Mexico to help an aging priest. Upon arriving at his new post, he meets a beautiful young woman with a religious passion that borders on obsession. Quickly her passion for her faith becomes entangled in a growing attraction to the new priest. When the priest crosses the line that seperates temptation from sin, he finds himself torn between the devine and the carnal, the righteous and the unjust. In Spanish or English with English, French or Spanish subtitles. DVD.

 

 

 

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The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz

Directed by: Luis Buänuel.

Archibaldo's criminal life began on the eve of the Mexican Revolution when he wished his nanny dead. A bullet blasted through the window and killed her. Thus begins his life of murder, alleged murder and insanity. Spanish with English subtitles.VHS

 

 

 

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The Crucible

Directed by: Raymond Rouleau

Cast: Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Mylene Demongeot.

John Proctor is a middle aged, married farmer whose infidelity leads to tragedy. When he ends the brief affair, his young mistress launches a vendetta, charging that Proctor's wife practices witchcraft. The accusation ignites a wave of hysteria among the villagers, culminating in a trial of both Proctor and his wife. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

 

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Cuarteles de invierno / Winter retreat

Directed by: Lautaro Murúa.

Cast: Oscar Ferrigno, Eduardo Pavlovsky, Ulises Dumont.

A tango singer who has come to an Argentinian village refuses to take a position against the military repression he finds there, but suffers the consequences of the repression nonetheless. VHS Format.

 

 

 

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Directed by: Jean-Paul Rappeneau.

Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Jacques Weber, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Roland Bertin.

In 17th-century Paris, a long-nosed poet and swordsman helps his handsome friend win the girl he himself loves. In French with yellow English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

 

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Czlowiek z zelaza / Man of iron

Directed by: Andrzej Wajda.

Cast: Jerzy Radziwiâ±owicz, Krystyna Janda, Marian Opania, Wiesâ±awa Kosmalska, Irena Byrska, Bogusâ±aw Linda ; with Lech Walesa, Anna Walentynowicz.

The Polish Solidarity strike takes place at the Gdansk shipyard in the summer of 1980. An alcoholic TV journalist is ordered to smear one of the Solidarity's key figures, coined the "man of iron." In Polish with English subtitles. VHS.

 

 

 

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Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne/The ladies of the Bois de Bologne

Directed by: Robert Bresson.

Cast: Maria Casares, Paul Bernard and Elina Labourdette.

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Day for night/ La nuit américaine

Directed by: Francois Truffaut.

Cast: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Valentina Cortese, Jean Champion, Dani, Jea-Pierre Leaud, Alexndra Stewart, Francois Truffaut.

Francois Truffaut's 1973 film, an "homage to moviemaking," details the loves and lunacy of the closely-knit family of strangers that comprises an on-location film, cast and crew in Nice. In French with optional English language track, and English, French or Spanish subtitles. DVD, Dolby digital.

 

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Le Déclin de l'empire amèricain / Decline of the american empire

Directed by: Denys Arcand.

Cast: Dominique Michel, Dorothâee Berryman, Louise Portal, Pierre Curzi.

A film whch explores the complex, comic, and sexual relationships among eight Quebec intellectuals who are brought together for a Sunday dinner. French dialogue with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Dekalog / The Decalogue

Directed by: Krzysztof Kie´slowski.

Cast: Casts vary per individual film.

Presents 10 short films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex. The themes are the universal ones of love, marriage, infidelity, parenthood, guilt, faith and compassion and focus on the complexities of human relationships. In Polish with English subtitles. VHS; hi-fi.

 

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Delacroix: portraits de peintres

Directed by: Colin Nears.

Cast: John Carlson, Janet Burrell, Paul Beech.

A look at the life, times, and art of Eugène Delacroix, 1798-1863. In French. VHS Format.

 

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Deprisa, deprisa / Faster, faster

Directed by: Carlos Saura.

Cast: Berta Socuellamos Zarco, Josâe Antonio Valdelomar, Jesus Arias Aranzeque, Josâe Ma Hervas Roldan.

This film noir about juvenile delinquents tries to show how modern Spanish society can alienate its youth and thus become the real villain. In Spanish with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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El Derecho de asilo

Directed by: Alejo Carpentier.

Cast: Susana Mara, Xabier Elorriaga, Josâe Mariâa Cafarell, Augustâin Gonzales, Josâe Ruis Lifante, Luis Ciges, Josâe Riesco y Pablos Blanco.

An uproariously funny story about a Latin-American coup, featuring an opportunistic escapee who takes refuge at a neighboring consulate inhabited by a dim-witted ambassador and his attractive wife. A humorous and provocative story by the master "magical realist." In Spanish with no subtitles. VHS.

 

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Le Dernier métro/The Last metro

Directed by: Franðcois Truffaut.

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Gâerard Depardieu, Jean Poiret.

In Nazi-occupied Paris the jewish director of the Montmartre theatre is in hiding. In his absence, the theatre is run by his wife who is determined to protect her husband. French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Detective

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard.

Cast: Nathalie Baye, Claude Brasseur, Johnny Hallyday, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Alain Cuny.

An unhappily married couple attempts to collect a debt from a boxing manager with ties to the mob. A hotel detective tries to solve a two-year old murder case with his tense nephew. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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La deuda interna / Veronico Cruz

Directed by: Miguel Pereira.

Cast: Juan Josâe Camero, Gonzalo Morales.

This film follows the life of an Indian boy, from his birth in remote Argentina, to his death in the Falklands/Malvinas war.
In Spanish with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Día de la bestia / The day of the beast

Directed by: Alex de la Iglesia

Cast: Alex Angulo, Armando De Razza, Santiago Segura, Terele Páavez, Nathalie Seseäna, Jaime Blanch, Maria Grazia Cucinotta.

Father Angel is convinced that the antichrist will be born in Madrid on Christmas Day. With the help of a store clerk and a reality show guru, he attempts to stop the monster. Dubbed in English. VHS.

 

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Diabolo menthe/Peppermint soda

Directed by: Diane Kurys.

Cast: Eleonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac, Tsila Chelton.

The spirited and entertaining tale of two teen-aged sisters living in Paris in the turbulent year of 1963. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Diary of a country priest/Journal d'un curé de campagne

Directed by: Robert Bresson.

Cast: Claude Laydu, Antoine Balpãetrâe, Gaston Sâeverin, Lâeon Arvel, Jean Danet, Andrâe Guibert, Nicole Ladmiral, Jean Riveyre, Jeanne âEtiâevant, Bernard Hubrenne, Marie-Monique Arkell.

A new priest arrives in the French country village of Ambricourt to attend to his first parish. The rural congregation rejects him immediately. Through his country diary entries, the suffering young man relays a crisis of faith that threatens to drive him away from the village and God. French dialogue with optional English subtitles. DVD.

 

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Diástole y sístole los movimientos del corazón / Diastole and sistole

Directed by: Harold Trompetero

Cast: Nicolâas Montero, Marcela Carvajal, Ramiro Meneses, Adriana Ricardo, Luis Mesa, Henry Castillo, Jaime Correa.

This acid comedy approaches the problems of contemporary sexual and romantic relationships through the eyes of a young, middle-class Colombian generation. Set in Bogota, thirty-five interwoven sketches poke fun at the cliches and absurdities in one couple's turbulent relationship. In Spanish with English subtitles. DVD.

 

 

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Dillo con parole mie / Ginger and cinnamon

Directed by: Daniele Luchetti.

Cast: Stefania Montorsi, Giampaolo Morelli, Martina Merlino, Albert Cucca.

"While vacationing on the Greek "Isle of Love," the repressed 30-year-old Stefania reluctantly plays chaperone to her precocious 15-year-old niece, Meggy. Unbeknownst to Stefania, Meggy plans to lose her virginity before the summer is over. Amidst a mélange of sun rash, broken diets, nervous girls, sleeping bags, orgasms, 80s music and a little ginger and cinnamon, the two women discover themselves and their sexuality."--Container back. In Italian with English subtitles. DVD.

 

 

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Dodesukaden

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa.

Cast: Zushi Yoshitaka, Sugai Kin, Tonomura Toshiyuki, Minami Shinsuke, Kusunoki Yåuko, Ban Junzaburåo.

A group of Tokyo slum dwellers overcome adversity while retaining their hopes and dreams. Japanese dialogue with English subtitles.VHS.

 

 

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Dominicanas

Directed by: Cristina Zumarraga

Cast: Hosted by Carmen Sarmiento.

In Spanish. VHS.

 

 

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The double life of Veronique / La double vie de Veronique

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieslowski.

Cast: Irene Jacob, Philippe Volter, Sandrine Dumas, Aleksander Bardini, Louis Ducreux, Claude Duneton, Halina Gryglaszewska, Kalina Jedrusik.

Born on the same day, a young Polish singer and a French music teacher and aspiring singer share the same talents and the same sense that somewhere there exists another person with whom her life is intertwined. VHS.

 

 

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Dreamlife of angels/La vie re^vée des anges

Directed by: Erick Zonca.

Cast: Elodie Bouchez, Natacha Râegnier, Grâegoire Colin, Patrick Mercado, Jo Prestia.

Optimistic hobo Isa, with her life in her backpack, has a gritty existence on the road, going from one town to another through northern France, working factory jobs and selling cards. After she loses a garment-factory job, her coworker Marie lets Isa share space in her Lille living quarters, an apartment belonging to a hospitalized mother and daughter. Isa goes through two tempestous relationships, while becoming fascinated with the girl who lived in the apartment but now lies in a coma at the hospital. In French with optional yellow subtitles in English, French, or Spanish. Closed-captioned. DVD format.

 

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Dust to dust / Por la libre

Directed by: Juan Carlos de Llaca.

Cast: Osvaldo Benavides, Rodrigo Cachero, Ana de la Reguera, Otto Sirgo, Rosa Marâia Bianchi, Pilar Ixouic Mata, Alejandro Tomassi, Gina Morett, Alexia Witt, Emilio Cortâes.

Rodrigo Carnicero would rather die than attend his son's latest wedding, so that's what he does, leaving the family to grapple with a will that's as difficult as he was. Grandsons Rocco and Rodrigo take a road trip to Acapulco to scatter the old man's ashes at sea, learning a few family secrets along the way.
In Spanish with English subtitles. DVD format.

 

 

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Earth

Directed by: Deepa Mehta.

Cast: Aamir Khan, Nandita Das, Rahul Khanna, Maia Sethna.

During the upheavals of Indian independence and partition, a young Hindu girl is romantically pursued by a Muslim, without regard for their religious differences. Surrounding violence catches up, and he turns against Hindus in general, and finally against his love and the values which prompted it. Hindi, Urdu, Parsee and Punjabi with English subtitles. DVD.



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Effi Briest

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Cast: Hanna Schygulla, Wolfgang Schenk, Ulli Lommel.

German language with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Elisa, vida mia / Elias Querejeta

Directed by: Carlos Saura.

Cast: Geraldine Chaplin, Fernando Rey.

Elisa and her father, a famous novelist, are reunited after twenty years. In an isolated farmhouse in Segovia they discuss their problems. A psychological, introspective drama. In Spanish with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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The emperor and the assassin

Directed by: Chen Kaige

Cast: Gong Li, Zhang Fengyi, Li Xuejian, Sun Zhou, Lu Xiaohe, Wang Zhiwen, Chen Kaige, Gu Yongfei, Zhao Benshan, Ding Haifeng.

Ying Zheng, the King of Qin, has one driving ambition: to unify China's seven kingdoms into one magnificent empire. In Mandarin Chinese and Spanish with English subtitles. VHS, Dolby surround.

 

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L'empire de la passion / In the realm of passion

Directed by: Nagisa Oshima.

Cast: Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Tatsuya Fuji, Takahiro Tamura, Takuzo Kawatani.

Based on a true story by Itoko Nakamura, In the realm of passion tells of a pair of lovers and the ghost of a betrayed and murdered husband. Guilt over the affair brings the lovers to the scene of the crime, where the husband's ghost and their consciences finally get their revenge. Japanese with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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En la ciudad sin límites / The city of no limits

Directed by: Antonio Hernández.

Cast: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Fernando Fernâan-Gâomez, Geraldine Chaplin, Ana Fernâandez, Adriana Ozores.

The mysterious ramblings of a dying old man hide a terrible secret that could scar his family forever. An elderly Spanish man in a Paris hospital awaits surgery for a brain tumor, which, his family believes has made him mad. Only the old man's youngest son Victor believes his ramblings about a mysterious man named "Rancel" whom he claims is in danger. Spanish (5.1 surround) or English (stereo) dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
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Les Enfants du paradis / Children of Paradise

Directed by: Marcel Carnâe.

Cast: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre Renoir, Maria Casaráes.

Story of theatrical society in 19th century Paris and the love between the mime Debureau and the beautiful courtesan Garance who is also loved by an aristocrat, a criminal, and an actor. French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Equinox flower

Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu.

Cast: Shin Saburi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ineko Arima, Niyuki Kuwano, Chishu Ryu.

In this comedy of reconciliation between parent and child, a successful Tokyo businessman is sympathetic and encouraging when his friends' children choose not to follow the traditional Japanese marriage arrangement. However, when his own daughter gets engaged without consulting him, he refuses to attend the wedding. In Japanese with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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El espinazo del diablo / The devil's backbone

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro.

Cast: Marisa Parades, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve, Iänigo Garcâes, Irene Visedo.

During the Spanish Civil War, young Carlos is abandoned at a completely isolated orphanage. The tensions therein have been building for years, exacerbated by the unexploded bomb resting menacingly in the courtyard. Bullies scheme, tempers flare, and a ghost that visits Carlos's bed seems to be the key to it all. In Spanish with English subtitles. DVD.

 

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El espíritu de la colmena / The spirit of the beehive

Directed by: Víctor Erice.

Cast: Fernando Fernâan Gâomez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellerâia, Queti de la Câamara, Estanis Gonzâalez, Josâe Villasante, Juan Margallo, Lali Soldevila, Miguel Picazo.

After the Civil War, a Spanish family lives in retreat in the countryside. When a traveling cinema truck comes to their village, two little sisters are profoundly affected by viewing the old film, Frankenstein. The younger girl becomes so obsessed with its images and story that she tries to recreate it in reality. The hypnotic mood of the driven child permeates the film itself, building a sense of dread not unlike that of a horror film, but based on the poetry of a child's imagination. In Spanish with English subtitles. VHS format.

 

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Est/Ouest / East/West

Directed by: Râegis Wargnier.

Cast: Sandrine Bonnaire, Oleg Menchikov, Sergueèi Bodrov, Jr., Catherine Deneuve.

Follows the story of an expatriate Russian and his French wife as they return to the Soviet Union in 1946 and learn to live in the post-war Soviet Union. The story eventually revolves around the struggle of Marie to decide if she should stay or leave Russia. Soundtrack in French and Russian; optional subtitles in English and French. Closed-captioned in English. DVD.

 

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L'Eternel Retour

Directed by: Jean Delannoy.

Cast: Madeleine Sologne, Jean Marais, Jean Murat, Pierre Piâeral, Junie Astor, Roland Toutain.

In this ... modernization of the Tristan and Isolde legend, a carefree youth learns the anguish of unfulfilled desire when he falls in love with his uncle's young wife"--Slipcase. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Europa, Europa a true story

Directed by: Agnieszka Holland.

Cast: Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, Hanns Zischler.

The true story of a Jewish teenager who survived World War II by living as a Nazi for 7 years and through 3 countries. In German and Russian with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Das experiment / The experiment

Directed by: Preuss, Norbert.

Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu, Maren Eggert, Christian Berkel, Justus von Dohnanyi, Oliver Stokowski.

A dramatization of an experiment by Stanford University in 1971 which asked for 24 male students to volunteer for a simulated prison experience as prisoners or guards to determine behavioral and psychological consequences. The original time frame was two weeks. The experiment was terminated after six days. German language, English subtitles. DVD.

 

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Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain / Amelie from Montmartre

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Cast: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Serge Merlin, Jamel Debbouze, Claire Maurier, Clotilde Mollet.

Amélie is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amélie didn't attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and an active fantasy life. Despite all this, Amélie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. She decides to step into the lives of others around her to help them out. In French with optional English and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned. DVD.

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Falling angels

Directed by: Scott Smith,

Cast: Miranda Richardson, Callum Keith Rennie, Katharing Isabelle, Montâe Gagnâe, Kristin Adams, Mark McKinney.

Set against the backdrop of the 1960s, free love, the Cold War and the dawn of feminism, it portrays the story of three sisters coming of age in a wildly dysfunctional family. DVD

 

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Falsche Bewegung / Wrong move

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Cast: Rèudiger Vogler, Hanna Schygulla, Nastassia Nakszynski, Hans-Christian Blech, Peter Kern, Ivan Desny.

A would-be writer drives across Germany in search of a first-hand experience. Along the way, he meets an ex-Nazi and his mute companion, a wandering poet and an actress who together challenge him to become a writer. German with English subtitles. VHS

 

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The family

Directed by: Ettore Scola.

Cast: Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli, Fanny Ardant, Philippe Noiret.

On his 80th birthday, an old Italian man reflects upon his past, reliving personal triumphs, family comedies, volatile politics, a war-torn world, and most importantly, the people and the passions that have changed his life. Dubbed into English.

 

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Fanny

Directed by: Marc Allegret.

Cast: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Charpin, Orane Demazis.

Originally released in France by Marcel Pagnol Productions ca. 1934 as a motion picture.
The second film of a trilogy. A Marseille bartender gives comfort to a deserted girl about to bear the child of his own son. French dialogue with English subtitles. VHS format.

 

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Farewell my concubine

Directed by: Chen Kaige

Cast: Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li.

Story that spans more than 50 years in the lives of two men at the Peking Opera, friends since childhood, and the woman who comes between them. Also an absorbing drama of the period in Chinese history from the warlord era through the Cultural Revolution. In Chinese with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Father, diary of a week

Directed by: Istvâan Szabâo.

Cast: Andrâas Bâalint, Miklâos Gâabor, Daniel Erdâelyi, Sâolyom Kati, Klâari Tolnay.

A "contemporary" Hungarian film about the years after World War II. A young man tries to discover the truth about his father. In Hungarian with English subtitles. VHS format.

 

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Faust eine deutsche Volkssage

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Cast: Emil Jannings, Gèosta Ekman, Wilhelm Dieterle, Camilla Horn.

Classic tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil, based on Goethe's Faust and folk sagas. Silent film with credits and captions in German and English.
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Faustrecht der Freiheit / Fox and his friends

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Cast: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel.

Fassbinder directs and stars as a gay lower-class carnival performer known as Fox the Talking Head, who strikes it rich by winning a lottery. Then he has an ill-fated romance with an elegant upperclass lover. German with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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La femme du boulanger/The Baker's Wife

Directed by: Jean Giono.

Cast: Raimu, Ginette Leclerc, Charpin.

A Marcel Pagnol film based on the story Jean le bleu by Jean Giono. Originally released as a motion picture in France in 1938. Story of a baker whose wife runs away with a shepherd and of the townspeople who help to bring her back. VHS format.

 

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Festen / The celebration

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg.

Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Birthe Neumann, Paprika Steen, Trine Dyrholm, Helle Dolleris.

At the sixtieth birthday party of a Danish patriarch, his oldest son Christian reveals a dark family secret that contributed to his twin sister's suicide. In Danish with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Fire

Directed by: Deepa Mehta.

Cast: Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Kulbushan Kharbanda, Jaaved Jaaferi, Ranjit Chowdhry, Kushal Rekhi.

In a barren, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha's life takes an irresistible turn when her beautiful young sister-in-law seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage and [falls] into the supple embrace of Radha."--Container. DVD.

 

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Fitzcarraldo

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Cast: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale.

Story of a man obsessed with the ambition to make his fortune and build his own personal opera house in the jungle. German dialogue, English subtitles. VHS format.

 

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Flamenco

Directed by: Carlos Sauro.

Cast: Joaquin Cortes, Paco de Lucia, Manolo Sanlucar, Lolo and Manuel, Farruco.

A series of flamenco dances, "an integral part of the Spanish heart and culture" are performed by three hundred dancers and photographed by the master cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro. In Spanish with some English subtitles. VHS

 

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Flowers of St. Francis

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini.

Cast: Aldo Fabrizi, Arabella Lemaitre, Monks of Nocere Inferiore Monastery.

A neo-realist recreation of legends surrounding St. Francis of Assisi and his band of friars as they strive to attain perfect harmony with nature. Italian dialog with English subtitles and narration. VHS.

 

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Fu-jung chen / Hibiscus town

Directed by: Xie Jin.

Cast: Liu Xiaoqing, Hiang Wen, Zheng Zaishi, Xu Songzi, Qin Shutian, Zu Shibin.

Story of a couple who sells rice beancurd for a living. During the "four clean-ups" movement of 1964, they are classified as new rich peasants; their house is confiscated and the husband is driven to suicide. After the Cultural Revolution, the wife falls in love with a rightist and almost dies when having a difficult delivery of their baby. Chinese dialog, with English subtitles.

 

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Full moon in Paris/Les Nuits de la pleine lune

Directed by: Eric Rohmer.

Cast: Pascale Ogier, Tcheky Karyo, Fabrice Luchini, Virginie Thevenet, Christian Vadim, Laszlo Szabo.

A young woman in Paris moves out on her lover in order to experience freedom and finds it brings only misery. French dialogue, English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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The Funeral

Directed by: Juzo Itami.

Cast: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto.

An old man's unexpected death creates hilarious havoc with his family. The traditional three-day undertaking becomes a sly comedy of manners as the younger generation struggles with the complex rituals of the Buddhist ceremony. In Japanese with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Gabbeh

Directed by: Mohsen Makhmalbaf.

Cast: Shaghayegh Djodat, Abbas Sayahi, Hossein Moharami, Roghieh Moharami, Parvaneh Ghalandari.

The film follows the story of Gabbeh, a young nomad woman, who waits to join her lover, the elusive horseman who follows the tribe as they cross rivers into the mountains. A "gabbeh" is also a type of Persian rug, woven by the women of the tribe, who take the colours for their rugs from nature, and the patterns from their lives and loves. In Farsi with English subtitles. VHS.


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Il Gattopardo

Directed by: Luchino Visconti.

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon.

Spectacle set in 1860 Sicily about an aristocrat who tries coming to terms with the unification of Italy. Concluding hour-long banquet scene is among the great set pieces in movie history--L. Maltin. In Italian. VHS.

 

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A Geisha

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi.

Cast: Michiyo Kogure, Ayako Wakao.

In Japanese with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Le Genou de Claire / Claire's knee

Directed by: Eric Rohmer.

Cast: Jean-Claude Brialy, Aurora Cornu, Bâeatrice Romand, Laurence de Monaghan, Micháele Montel, Gâerard Falconetti, Fabrice Luchini.

Rohmer's brilliant, luscious comedy of lust and desire satirizes a diplomat's sexual temptations. On vacation without his fiancée, he flirts with a brash, charming nymphet, while harboring a secret, peculiar obsession for the knee of her stunning teenage sister. Dialogue in French, English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Golpes a mi puerta /Knocks at my door

Directed by: Alejandro Saderman.

Cast: Veronica Oddo, Elba Escobar, Juan Carlos Gene, Jose Antonio Rodriquez.

A deadly encounter between two nuns and the military police reflect the turbulent times in Latin American society. In Spanish with English subtitles. VHS

 

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Goodbye, children / Au revoir les enfants

Directed by: Louis Malle.

Cast: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtåo, Franøcois Nâegret, Philippe Morier-Genoud.

Based on the director's life, this film chronicles Malle's experiences during the German occupation of France in World War II. Julien (Malle) is 12 years old, and the smartest boy in his class at boarding school when a new student appears. The two form a friendship even though Julien senses that there is something different about his new friend. In French with English subtitles. VHS format.

 

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Good bye Lenin!

Directed by: Wolfgang Becker

Cast: Daniel Brèuhl, Katrin Sass, Chulpan Khamatova, Maria Simon, Florian Lukas, Chulpan Khamatova, Alexander Beyer, Burghart Klaussner, Michael Gwisdek.

Alex's proud, socialist mother falls into a coma for eight months. When she wakes, her heart is weak, so Alex has to keep the secret that the Berlin Wall has fallen and capitalism has triumphed. What begins as a little white lie turns into a major scam. In German with English subtitles. DVD format.

 

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Les goût des autres/The taste of others

Directed by: Agnes Jaoui.

Cast: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Alain Chabat, Agnes Jaoui, Gerard Lanvin, Christiane Millet, Wladimir Yordanoff.

The lives and loves of several completely opposite men and women artfully intersect in what becomes a delightfully funny web of romantic entanglements! While negotiating differences in wealth and status, style, and taste, this vivid collection of characters mix and match in outrageously volatile combinations! Internationally acclaimed for its sexy comic sophistication-- expect the unexpected from this uncommonly entertaining motion picture! In French with English subtitles. DVD

 

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El gran calavera / The great madcap

Directed by: Luis Bunuel.

Cast: Fernando Soler, Rosario Granados, Andres Soler, Ruben Rojo, Gustavo Rojo, Maria Luisa Serrano.

A successful businessman, depressed and drinking since the death of his wife, is in danger of losing the wealth that his family depends on so they plan to shock him into recovery by making him think he's driven them all to poverty and the need to work. He discovers the plot and turns the tables with surprising results. Spanish dialogue, English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Le grand voyage

Directed by: Ismaël Ferroukhi.

Cast: Nicholas Cazale, Mohamed Maud.

"A few weeks before his college entrance exams, Réda, a young man who lives in the south of France, finds himself obligated to drive his father to Mecca. The wide cultural and generational gap between the two is worsened by their lack of communication. Réda finds it hard to accommodate his father, who demands respect for himself and his pilgrimage. From France, through Italy, Serbia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan to Saudi Arabia, the two embark on a road trip that will change their lives"--Container. Soundtrack in French and Arabic with subtitles in English. DVD.

 

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La Grande bouffe

Directed by: Marco Ferreri.

Cast: Michel Piccoli, Marcello Mastroianni, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi.

French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Greta

Directed by: Krzysztof Gruber.

Cast: Janusz Grabowski, Agnieszka Kruszewska.

In Polish with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Guantanamera

Directed by: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío.

Cast: Jorge Perugorrâia, Mirtha Ibarra, Carlos Cruz, Raâul Eguren, Conchita Brando.

In this romantic comedy, Yoyita, a world-famous diva, returns to her home town of Guantanamo for an elegant reception and a surprise reunion with her once beloved, Candido. Overjoyed with the rekindled memories of her first love, Yoyita's elated heart fizzles while in Candido's embrace. Joining Yoyita's funeral procession back to Havana are her sexy niece Gina, a former professor blacklisted for political nonconformity, and her husband Adolfo, a tasteless government official in charge of the funeral proceedings. In Spanish with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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La Guerre Est Finie

Directed by: Alain Queffelean.

Cast: Yves Montand, Ingrid Thulin, Geneviáeve Bujold, Jean Dastâe.

A Spanish revolutionary finds his idealism destroyed when he returns from exile to visit his mistress.In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Hable con ella / Talk to her

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar.

Cast: Javier Câamara, Darâio Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Rosario Flores, Mariola Fuentes, Geraldine Chaplin.

In a private clinic Barco and Benigno strike up a friendship while caring for comatose women. In Spanish or French with English and French subtitles. DVD; Dolby digital 5.1.; widescreen presentation.



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Hachigatsu no ky¯ohshikyoku / Rhapsody in August

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa.

Cast: Sachiko Murase, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Tomoko Ontakaro, Mitsunori Isaki, Hisashi Igawa, Toshie Negishi, Choichiro Kawarasaki, Narumi Kayashima, Richard Gere.

A visit from her grandchildren and the discovery of a half-American relative cause an elderly woman to relive her memories of the atomic bomb that fell on Nagasaki. In Japanese with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Hail Mary/Je vous salue Marie

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard.

Cast: Bruno Cremer, Aurore Clâement, Rebecca Hampton.

A teenage virgin innocent becomes pregnant. The girl, her fiancé, family and friends struggle to cope. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Hatuna meuheret / Late marriage

Directed by: Dover Kosashvili.

Cast: Lior Louie Ashkenazi, Ronit Elkabetz, Moni Moshonov, Lili Kosashvili, Ayo Steinovits Laor, Rozina Cambos, Simon Chen, Sopir Kugman, Dina Doron.

Unmarried at 31, Zaza has become an embarassment to his family. With one potential bride after another trotted out in front of him, he somehow manages to never tie the knot. Curious, his family investigates and discovers his secret relationship to a divorcée. Upset, the entire family decides to intervene. In Georgian and Hebrew with English subtitles. DVD.

 

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Herz aus Glas / Heart of glass

Directed by: Werner Herzog.

Cast: Josef Bierbichler, Stefan Gèuttler, Clemens Scheitz.

Set in the pre-industrial past, the story tells of a German village that looses the secret of making its unique Ruby glass. The townspeople turn to madness, murder, and magic in a desperate effort to recover the pure ingredient they have lost. During the filming, Herzog hypnotized his actors in order to help convey the atmosphere of hallucination, prophecy and the visionary. In German with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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The Hidden fortress

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa.

Cast: Toshiro Misfune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Susumu Fujita.

A princess must escape across enemy lines with the royal treasure, guarded only by a loyal general and two greedy peasants. Japanese dialogue with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Hideous kinky

Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon.

Cast: Kate Winslet, Saèid Taghmaoui.

The story of a young mother who, with her two daughters in tow, leaves her life in London for the promise of adventure and self-discovery in 1970's Marrakech. DVD.

 

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El hijo de la novia /Son of the bride

Directed by: Juan Jose Campanella.

Cast: Ricardo Darin, Hector Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Eduardo Blanco, Natalia Verbeke, Gimena Nobile, Claudia Fontan.

Rafael is a 42-year-old divorced father and restaurant owner who is overwhelmed with life. He feels guilty that he doesn't visit his mother, who is stricken with Alzheimer's disease; he lives in his father's shadow; he doesn't spend enough time with his daughter and he can't commit to his girlfriend. When a series of unexpected events happen, Rafael re-evaluates his life. Spanish dialogue, English or French subtitles. DVD, Dolby stereo.

 

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La historia oficial /The official story

Directed by: Luis Puenzo.

Cast: Norma Aleandro, Hâector Alterio, Analia Castro, Chunchuna Villafane.

The wife of an Argentinian businessman faces the ultimate challenge when she begins to suspect that her own daughter, adopted at birth, may have been stolen from a family of "los desaparecidos". In Spanish with English subtitles. DVD.

 

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O homem do ano / Man of the year

Directed by: José Henrique Fonseca.

Cast: Murilo Benâicio, Claudia Abreau, Natâalia Lage, Jorge Dâoria.

Maiquel lost a bet and had to dye his hair blonde. This triggers a head-on collision with destiny in which Maiquel goes from nobody to hero to outlaw--all in 24 hours. In Portuguese with English subtitles DVD.

 

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Hop

Directed by: Dominique Standaert.

Cast: Jan Declein, Antjie de Boeck, Alexandra Vandernot, Kalomba Mbuyi, Ansou Diedhiou, Emile M'Penza.

All Justin and his father want is to enjoy a soccer game together. This sparks a chain of events that leads to his father's deportation, and Justin finds himself alone and on the run. Enlisting the help of a former anarchist, Justin embarks on a thrilling adventure to re-unite with his father. But to fight the system, he will need to apply the secret of the Hop. In French and Dutch with English subtitles. DVD.

 

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A Hora da estrela / The Hour of the star

Directed by: Suzana Amaral.

Cast: Marcâelia Cartaxo and Josâe Dumont.

A young woman from the countryside of northeast Brazil moves to the sprawling city of San Paolo. Her doomed quest for success amid the desperate poverty around her is tempered by the happiness she finds in her fantasies. In Portuguese with English subtitles. VHS format.

 

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Hsiang hun nü / Women from the Lake of Scented Souls

Directed by: Xie Fei.

Cast: Siqin Gaowa, Wu Yujuan.

A woman who is the force behind her family's successful sesame oil mill earns power and status in the village. But in spite of her prosperity, she is unhappy because her husband is an abusive drunk and her son is mentally ill. She is determined to change all this by buying a wife for her son. In Chinese (Mandarin) with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Hsiao ch`ien / A Chinese ghost story

Directed by: Ching Siu Thung.

Cast: Leslie Cheung, Joey Wang, Wu Ma.

A supernatural fantasy. Part I of a traditional Chinese ghost story. Soundtracks in Mandarin, Cantonese, Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Bahasa, and Thai. DVD.

 

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Huang t`u ti / Yellow earth

Directed by: Chen Kai-ge.

Cast: Xue Bai, Wang Xue-xin, Tan Ji.

Describes the bitter life of Shanxi peasants in the 30's, especially that of women, victims of feudalism. In Chinese (Mandarin) with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Hyenas

Directed by: Pierre-Alain Meier et Alain Rozanes.

An old woman who has become rich returns to her poverty-stricken hometown and promises them millions if they will kill her ex-lover. He is one of the town's most popular citizens, but as they sink further into debt, the townspeople get desperate. VHS Format.

 

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The Icicle thief

Directed by: Maurizio Nichetti.

Cast: Maurizio Nichetti, Caterina Sylos Labini, Claudio G. Fava, Heidi Komarek.

Satiric fantasy that blasts television by mingling the hyper reality of commercials with a bleak vintage drama.Italian with English subtitles. VHS.



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The Idiot

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa.

Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Setsuko Hara, Yoshiko Kuga.

Dostoyevsky's tale of madness and jealousy set in postwar Japan. In Japanese with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Ikiru / To live!

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa.

Discovering that he is in the terminal stages of cancer, a government clerk spends his last months in search of a meaning to life. After the pursuit of pleasure has failed, he finds self-fulfillment by forcing the building of a children's playground in the slums, then dies quietly. In Japanese with English subtitles.

 

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Im Juli / In July

Directed by: Fatih Akin

Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christiane Paul, Mehmet Kurtuluðs, Idil èUner, Jochen Nickel, Branka Katic, Birol èUnel, Sandra Borgmann, Ernest Hausmann, Gâabor Salinger, Cem Akin, Fatih Akin.

Daniel, a young teacher, decides to spend his summer at home in Hamburg. At the local flea market, he meets Juli, who is immediately attracted to him, a fact to which Daniel seems oblivious. On the same day, Daniel meets Melek, a young Turkish girl, with whom he is immediately smitten. Ignoring his earlier plans, he sets out in pursuit of her across the Balkans. Along the way he picks up a hitchhiker, who just happens to be Juli. Primarily in German with English subtitles. DVD.

 

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I'm the one you're looking for

Directed by: Jaime Chavarri.

Cast: Patricia Adriani, Chus Lampreave, and others.

Through the exotic streets of Barcelona's underworld, the darker side of love and sexuality comes to life in a taut psychological thriller about a beautiful celebrity model seeking revenge from her rapist. Vengeful desire becomes an uncontrollable obsession when she teams up with a short-tempered taxi driver and a hot-blooded erotic dancer in her frantic search. Bizarre pitfalls and dangerous plot twists weave this film into a turbulent and suspenseful thriller. Spanish with English subtitles .VHS format.

 

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In custody

Directed by: Ismail Merchant.

Cast: Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri.

A passionate comedy about an Indian poet who learns that his famous idol has feet of clay. Hindi and Urdu with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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In weiter Ferne, so nah! / Faraway, so close!

Directed by: Wim Wenders.

Cast: Otto Sander, Peter Falk, Horst Buchholz, Nastassja Kinski, Heinz Rèuhmann, Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Rèudiger Vogler, Lou Reed, Willem Dafoe.

"When an angel dares to cross the line, he stumbles into the harsh reality of post-Cold War Berlin and find himself engaged in deadly combat to protect the mortals he loves"--Container. A sequel to "Wings of desire." In German and French with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese
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Les invasions barbares / Barbarian invasions

Directed by: Denys Arcand.

Cast: Râemy Girard, Stâephane Rousseau, Marie-Josâee Croze, Roy Dupuis.

It's not easy for a narrow-minded professor to reconcile with his equally stubborn son. But soon, father and son find themselves gathering with their wide and colorful circle of family and friends to confront their differences, confess their secrets, and celebrate life. Examines the varying personal politics - economic and sexual - at play among an aging group of friends, lovers, and ex-spouses. Remy and Louise are divorced. Their son Sebastien lives in capitalist splendor in London. Their estranged daughter sails boats throughout the world. But the slightly estranged family is brought together by Remy's losing battle with terminal cancer, and the hedonistic, ex-radical father and straight-laced son have to overcome their differences. In French with some English; optional English subtitles. DVD.

 

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Invitation au voyage

Directed by: Peter del Monte.

Cast: Laurent Malet, Audore Clement, Mario Adorf, Nina Scott.

French dialogue, with English subtitles. VHS

 

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Io non ho paura

Directed by: Gabriele Salvatores.

Cast: Aitana Sâanchez-Gijâon, Dino Abbrescia, Giorgio Careccia, Riccardo Zinna, Michele Vasca, Susy Sanchez, Antonella Stefanucci, Giuseppe Cristiano, Mattia di Pierro.

While playing outside one day in a wheat field, nine-year-old Michele discovers Filippo, who is chained to the ground at the bottom of a hole. Michele witnesses town bad boy Felice nearby and suspects something bad is happening. Michele is unsure whom he should tell about his discovery, eventually spilling the tale to his closest friend. When Michele's parents learn of his discovery, they warn him to forget whatever he saw. Italian dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles. DVD.

 

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In nome del Papa Re / In the name of the Pope-King

Directed by: Luigi Magni.

Cast: Nino Manfredi, Danilo Mattei, Carmen Scarpitta, Giovannella Grifeo, Carlo Bagno, Gabriella Giacobbe, Salvo Randone.

In 1867 Italian patriots fight to unify the country. Rome stands alone, ruled by the Pope. Monsignor Colombo, a magistrate of the Papal State, is about to resign from his office when some young terrorists blow up the barracks of the government troops, the Zouaves. Only then he discovers that one of the suspects is his own 20-year-old natural son. A compelling story of intrigue, political conflict and murder unfolds, within a magnificent historical setting. In Italian with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Italiensk for begyndere / Italian for beginners

Directed by: Ib Tardini.

Cast: Anders W. Berthelsen, Ann Eleonora J²rgensen, Anette St²velbµk, Peter Gantzler, Lars Kaalund, Karen Lise Mynster, Sara Indrio Jensen, Rikki Wolck, Elsebeth Steentoft, Carlo Barsotti.

Several Danish students of an Italian language class find romance in their studies of the language of love. In Danish and Italian with optional English subtitles; Closed-captioned. DVD.

 

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Jamo´n jamón / A tale of ham and passion

Directed by: Bigas Luna.

Cast: Stefania Sandrelli, Anna Galiena, Juan Diego, Penâelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Jordi Molláa.

Hilarious, sexy, and complex story of two young lovers, the pregnant Sylvia and her lover José Luis. When they announce their plan to wed, his mother hires the town's sexiest man to break up the marriage. Naturally, nothing goes as planned. In Spanish with English subtitles. VHS.



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Jana-aranya / The middleman

Directed by: Satyajit Ray.

Cast: Pradip Mukherjee, Satya Banerjee, Dipankar Dey, Lily Chakravarty, Aparna Sen, Gautam Chakravarty, Sudesna Das, Utpal Dutta, Rabi Ghosh, Bimal Chatterjee, Arati Banerjee, Padma Devi, Soven Lahiri, Santosh Dutta, Bimal Deb, Ajeya Mukherjee, Kalyan Sen, Alokendu Dey.

Based on: Jana-aranya / ´Samkara. In Bengali with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Je vous salue Marie/Hail Mary

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard.

Cast: Bruno Cremer, Aurore Clâement, Rebecca Hampton.

A teenage virgin innocent becomes pregnant. The girl, her fiancé, family and friends struggle to cope. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Jesus of Montreal

Directed by: Denys Arcand.

Cast: Lothaire Bluteau, Catherine Wilkening, Johanne-Marie Tremblay, Robert LePage, Gilles Pelletier, Râemy Girard.

A troupe of underemployed actors joins a charismatic young man to help a church update its annual Passion play, which attracts a city full of hope, praise, temptation and condemnation. In French with yellow English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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The Jew

Directed by: Jom Tob Azulay.

Cast: Filipe Pinheiro, Dina Sfat, Mario Viegas, Jose Lewgoy.

In 18th-century Portugal, a popular writer is accused of heresy despite his "conversion" to Catholicism. Imprisoned and faced with a difficult choice, he must stand up to a ferocious church hierarchy at odds with a decadent monarchy. In Portuguese with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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A joke of destiny

Directed by: Lina Wertmuller.

Cast: Ugo Tognazzi, Piera Degli Esposti, Gastone Moschin.

The Italian Minister of the Interior and his driver are inside a computer- controlled, terrorist-proof, maximum-security limousine, enroute to an important press conference in Rome. Then suddenly the power shuts off, the engine stalls and they are locked in, prisoners in a glass and steel trap. What follows is political comedy and chaos. Italian with English subtitles. VHS

 

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Le Jour se lève

Directed by: Marcel Carnâe.

Cast: Jean Gabin, Jules Berry, Arletty, Jacqueline Laurent.

Besieged by police, a murderer waits in his apartment recalling his past before killing himself at daybreak. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Journal d'un curé de campagne/Diary of a country priest

Directed by: Robert Bresson.

Cast: Claude Laydu, Antoine Balpãetrâe, Gaston Sâeverin, Lâeon Arvel, Jean Danet, Andrâe Guibert, Nicole Ladmiral, Jean Riveyre, Jeanne âEtiâevant, Bernard Hubrenne, Marie-Monique Arkell.

A new priest arrives in the French country village of Ambricourt to attend to his first parish. The rural congregation rejects him immediately. Through his country diary entries, the suffering young man relays a crisis of faith that threatens to drive him away from the village and God. French dialogue with optional English subtitles. DVD.

 

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The joyless street

Directed by: G. W. Pabst.

Cast: Greta Garbo, Asta Nielsen, Werner Krauss, Jaro Furth, Einak Hanson, Veleska Gert.

A drama about the hunger and passion of the people living under the distorted conditions of the inflation-ridden, postwar Vienna.

 

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Ju Dou

Directed by: Zhang Yi-Mou and Yang Feng Liang.

Cast: Gong Li, Li Bao-Tian, Li Wei.

Set in China, this is the story of a doomed love. The abused wife of a sadistic mill owner and his overworked nephew fall in love. Only murder could free the lovers from the mill owner's tyranny- or could it? In Chinese with English subtitles. VHS

 

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Jules et Jim/Jules and Jim

Directed by: Franðcois Truffaut.

Cast: Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, Marie Dubois, Jeanne Moreau, Sabine Haudepin.

A lighthearted story about two close friends (Jules and Jim) involved with the same woman (Catherine). She marries Jules but eventually begins an affair with Jim. The three remain close until Catherine commits an irrevocable act to finally disrupt the triangle of love and friendship. In French with Enlish subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Juliet of the spirits

Directed by: Federico Fellini.

Cast: Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu, Silvia Koscina.

A fantasy of dreams about a bored housewife who can conjure up sensual spirits. In Italian with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Juana la Loca / Joan the mad

Directed by: Vicente Aranda.

Cast: Pilar Lâopez de Ayala, Daniele Liotti, Rosana Pastor, Giuliano Gemma, Roberto Alvarez.

Historical drama about the life of Juana, the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella, and the politics, passion, and power struggle that enveloped her life. In Spanish (5.1 surround sound) with optional subtitles in English and French. DVD.

 

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Kandahar journey into the heart of Afghanistan

Directed by: Mohsen Makhmalbaf.

Cast: Niloufar Pazira, Hassan Tantai, Sadou Teymouri, Hoyatala Hakimi.

Nafas, an Afghan-born Canadian journalist, returns to her homeland in a desperate attempt to reach her sister, who, overcome with grief after being injured by a landmine and her despair over the Taliban's oppression of women, has vowed that she will commit suicide at the time of the next solar eclipse, only three days away. In English and Farsi with optional English or French subtitles. Also issued on VHS. DVD.

 

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Kaos

Directed by: Giuliani G. De Negri.

Cast: Margarita Lozano, Claudio Bigagli, Massimo Bonelli, Enrica Maria Modugno, Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Biagio Barone, Laura Mollica, Salvatore Rossi, Franco Scaldate, Pasquale Spadola, Omero Antonutti, Regina Bianchi, Laura DeMarchi.

Five short stories, independent from one another, yet with the common theme of Sicilian people and peasants struggling through the misery of their everyday life, love and passion at the turn of the century. Italian dialogue, English subtitles. VHS format.

 

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Karakter / Character

Directed by: Mike Van Diem.

Cast: Jan DeCleir, Fredja Van Huet, Betty Schuurman, Tamar Van Den Dop, Victor Low, Hans Kesting.

Dreverhaven is dead. The city's most feared bailiff, the curse of the poor, the agent of law without compassion--discovered with a knife through his heart. A self-taught lawyer who just passes his exams was the last person to see Drevehaven alive. Now, the police want to know why he visited the old man, and the young barrister is ready to tell the story of a lifetime. In Dutch with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Kenafayim shevurot / Broken Wings

Directed by: Nir Bergman

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An Israeli mother wrestles with her own grief and that of her four children while working two jobs to keep their family together, after the death of her husband. Hebrew dialogue, English subtitles. DVD.

 

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Kika

Directed by: Pedro Almodâovar.

Cast: Veronica Forquâe, Peter Coyote, Victoria Abril, Alex Casanovas, Rossy de Palma, Santiago Lajusticia, Anabel Alonso, Bibi Andersen, Jesâus Bonilla, Karra Elejalde, Manuel Bandera.

A dizzy dame hairdresser, Kika, gets involved with a host of unusual characters: a homicidal expatriate Yank writer, Nicholas, and his bewildered stepson, Ramon, an uncommunicative underwear photographer; a vampish, oddball femme tv reporter, Andrea, who's constantly on the lookout for "reality" scoops and who wears a rubber suit with a revolving video camera mounted on her head; a lesbian maid, Juana, and her mentally-deficient convicted rapist brother, Pablo, who escaped while on parole from prison to attend a religious festival in his home town. In Spanish with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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The Killer

Directed by: John Woo

Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Chu Kong.

Jeffrey is the killer hired by the mob for one last job. Lee is a relentless cop whose mission is to stop Jeffrey at all costs. The two enemies form a strange bond that blurs the line between good and evil. When Jeffrey is double-crossed by the mob in a shootout, Lee picks up his trail in a church while Jeffrey's mistress is caught in a crossfire. Subtitle control, language options: Cantonese, English. DVD.

 

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Kindergarten

Directed by: Yevgeny Yevtushenko.

Cast: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Sergej Gusak, Svalna Evstratova, Galina Stachanova.

A semi-autobiographical film about a young boy, adrift in Russia during World War II. In Russian with English subtitles. VHS format.

 

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Kolya

Directed by: Jan Sverak.

Cast: Zdenek Sverak, Andrej Chalimon, Libuse Safrankova.

A confirmed bachelor is in for the surprise of his life when a get-rich-quick scheme backfires, setting off a wild set of circumstances and leaving him with a pint-sized new roommate. In Czech with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Korczak

Directed by: Andrzej Wajda.

Cast: Wojtek Pszoniak and Ewa Dalkowska.

Tells the true story of Janusz Korczak, a renowned physician and author who ran a home for Jewish orphans in 1930's Warsaw. In Polish with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Krik? Krak! tales of a nightmare

Directed by: Jac Avila and Vanyoska Gee.

Presents the story of Haiti's misery under two generations of Duvaliers. Reeling into the barbarously haunting allegorical world of living history and corrupted spiritualism that merge with riveting, exclusive sequences of Duvalierist tyranny, we experience an impression of the subliminal world that fuels the life and death battle to crack the shackled life. Clandestinely-filled prisons, Macoute spies, a sabotoged plantation, a perilous sea escape, and executions and torture abound. Tension builds. A popular bloody revolt. A soldier kills a fisherboy, shattering the dream. Incensed throngs revive the ancestral quest for a just New Haiti. In Creoles and some English with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Der Krieger und die Kaiserin / The princess and the warrior

Directed by: Tom Tykwer.

Cast: Franka Potente, Benno Fèurmann, Joachim Krâol, Lars Rudolph, Melchior Beslon, Ludger Pistor, Sybille Jacqueline Schedwill.

When shy, beautiful nurse Sissi is the victim of a horrible car accident, a handsome small-time criminal comes to the rescue and saves her life. Once she recovers, she sets out to find him and discovers that he is a violent man with a conflicted past and dangerous future. When they meet again during a deadly bank robbery, it becomes her turn to save his life. In German with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese. DVD.

 

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La Femme Nikita

Directed by: Luc Besson.

Cast: Anne Parillaud, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Tcheky Karyo, Jeanne Moreau, Jean Bouise, Jean Reno, Philippe Leroy-Beaulieu, Roland Blanche, Jacques Boudet.

Thriller about a street junkie who is picked up and recruited against her will for training as a killer. She is transformed into a beautiful and sophisticated woman, and soon falls in love with a soft-spoken romantic. When she receives a call and is ordered to kill someone she has to fight against the trap of her double life. Dubbed from French into English. VHS Format.

 

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Laberinto de pasiones / Labyrinth of passion

Directed by: Pedro Almodovar.

Cast: Celia Roth, Imanol Arias, Antonio Banderas.

Spanish with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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The ladies of the Bois de Bologne / Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

Directed by: Robert Bresson.

Cast: Maria Casares, Paul Bernard and Elina Labourdette.

French dialogue with English subtitles. VHS Foramt..

 

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Ladri di biciclette / The bicycle thief

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica.

Cast: Lamberto Maggiorani, Lianella Carell, Enzo Staiola, Elena Antieri, Gino Saltamerenda, Giulio Chiari, Vittorio Antonucci.

Story of an unemployed man and his son in war devastated Rome. The father finds a job pasting up posters, work requiring a bicycle to get around. The bicycle is stolen; panic stricken at being unable to recover his bicycle and at the prospect of losing his job, the father is compelled to steal a bicycle, only to be caught and humiliated in front of his son. Italian dialogue, English subtitles. DVD.

 

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Lamerica

Directed by: Gianni Amelio.

Cast: Enrico Lo Verso, Michele Placido, Piro Milkani, Carmelo Di Mazzarelli.

Two Italians in post-Communist Albania seek to buy a former state-run workshop at a good price, but they need an Albanian partner. The most likely candidate, an eccentric old man, disappears on the eve of concluding the contract. In Italian with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Lancelot du lac / Lancelot of the lake

Directed by: Robert Bresson.

Cast: Luc Simon, Laura Duke Condominas, Humbert Balsan, Vladimire Antolek-Oresek.

Set in the last days of the doomed quest by Lancelot and the rest of King Arthur's knights for the Holy Grail, this is a tale of the end of the age of chivalry and the death of a dream. In French with enhanced English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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The Last metro/Le Dernier métro

Directed by: Franðcois Truffaut.

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Gâerard Depardieu, Jean Poiret.

In Nazi-occupied Paris the jewish director of the Montmartre theatre is in hiding. In his absence, the theatre is run by his wife who is determined to protect her husband. French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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L'Amour, l'apres-midi / Chloe in the afternoon

Directed by: Eric Rohmer.

Cast: Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Francoise Verley, Daniel Ceccaldi.

A successful young executive living in the suburbs with his new pregnant wife, finds himself more attracted to the other woman he meets in the city. French with English subtitles. VHS Format

 

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Last life in the universe

Directed by: Pen-ek Ratanaruang.

Cast: Asano Tadanobu, Sinitta Boonyasak, Laila Boonyasak, Takeuchi Riki, Matsushige Yutaka, Miike Takashi.

Kenji is a mysterious, obsessive-compulsive, suicidal Japanese man living in Bangkok, Thailand who gets thrown together with Noi, a Thai woman, through a tragic chain of events. Noi is everything Kenji is not. He is a neat freak who keeps his dishes washed and his books neatly stacked and organized. She dresses like a slob, smokes pot and never picks up after herself. It's a match that somehow seems to work. Slowly, as Noi begins to seduce Kenji back to life, more is revealed about him and why he's suicidal and living in Bangkok. Thai and Japanese dialogue, English subtitles. DVD.

 

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The last wave

Directed by: Peter Weir.

Cast: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow, Vivean Gray, Nandjiwarra Amagula M.B.E., Walter Amagula, Roy Bara, Cedric Lalara, Morris Lalara.

The story of a lawyer defending a group of aboriginals accused of murder. The lawyer feels the pull of magic forces beneath the surface of civilization.
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Latcho drom / Bonne route / Safe journey

Directed by: Tony Gatlif.

Cast: Narrated by Mateo Maximoff.

This film presents, in documentary format, a glimpse of contemporary Gypsy life as expressed in a variety of musical settings. Scenes and music from Gypsy cultures in India, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Spain. In Romany with French subtitles. Accompanying sheet includes English translation. VHS.

 

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La Lectrice / The reader

Directed by: Michel Deville.

Cast: Miou-Miou.

Constance reads aloud to her boyfriend. While in bed one night, she reads "La Lectrice," a story of Marie, a charming young woman who decides to advertise her services as a professional reader. When Constance finishes her novel about Marie, she decides to place her own ad, inspired by the joy and satisfaction Marie has found as a reader to the world. In French with yellow English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Leila

Directed by: Dariush Mehrjui.

Cast: Leila Hatami, Ali Mossafa, J. Sheikhi, M. Sharifinia, T. Mehrzad, A. Payvar.

A wife in Iran who cannot have children is pressured by her in-laws into persuading her husband to take another wife so that he may have sons. A portrayal of the clash between tradition and modern marriage in Iran. Farsi with English subtitles. DVD.

 

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Lengua de las mariposas / Butterfly

Directed by: Jose Luis Cuerda.

Cast: Fernando Fernan-Gomez, Manuel Lozano, Uxia Blanco, Gonzalo Uriarte.

A shy young boy is brought out of his cocoon by a wise teacher who shows him the wonder of the natural world around him, amidst the growing tensions and chaos of the Spanish Civil War in Galicia. In Spanish with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Les choristes / The chorus

Directed by: Jean Dreville.

Cast: Gâerard Jugnot, Franðcois Berlâeand, Kad Merad, Jean-Paul Bonnaire, Marie Bunel, Paul Chariâeras.

Unemployed music teacher Clement Mathieu becomes the supervisor at a boarding school for the rehabilitation of minors. Dismayed by the repressive administration, he works to positively transform the students' lives through music. In French dialogues ; optional subtitles in English or Spanish. DVD Format..

 

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Letters from my windmill

Directed by: Marcel Pagnol.

An adaptation of three short stories by Alphonse Daudet which provide insights into rural life in the Provence region of France. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format

 

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Life and nothing but / La vie et rien d'autre

Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier.

Cast: Philippe Noiret, Sabine Azema, Pascale Vignal, Maurice Barrier.

Two women search for the men they love in the aftermath of World War I in France. They encounter an imperious army officer, Major Dellaplane, a man obsessed with accounting for France's war casualties. The army wants to forget the mass of missing men and has ordered Dellaplane to find one certifiably French unknown soldier to honor with burial under the Arc de Triomphe. In the course of his mission, Dellaplane learns the fate of the women's loved ones and a shocking secret that may determine the fate of the women themselves. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Life of Jesus/ La Vie de Jésus

Directed by: Bruno Dumont.

Cast: David Douche, Marjorie Cottreel, Kader Chaatouf.

Life of Jesus follows the life of 20-year-old Freddy. When he's not at the hospital getting treatment for his epilepsy, Freddy spends his free time--and he has plenty of it--hanging out with his pals. The boys have had little schooling and are chronically unemployed. For entertainment, they race around town and through the French countryside on their motorbikes. Life changes for Freddy when Kader, the teenage son of an Arab family, enters the picture. Freddy and his friends are already threatened by Kader for being gainfully employed when none of them can find a job. When the fearless Kader stubbornly and aggressiveley pursues Marie, Freddy's girlfriend, Freddy and his pals take out their latent jealousy and anger in an astonsihing way, which dramatically alters all of their lives. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Life on a string

Directed by: Chen Kaige.

A fable of a blind boy who is promised the restoration of his sight if he devotes his life to music. Chinese with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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La Linea del cielo / Skyline

Directed by: Fernando Colomo.

Cast: Antonio Resines, Beatriz Perez-Porro, Jaime Nos, Roy Hoffman, Patricia Cisarano, Whit Stillman, Irene Stillman.

Depicts the adventures and misadventures of a Spanish photographer who comes to Manhattan seeking fame and fortune in the Big Apple. In Spanish with English subtitles. VHS

 

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Little Vera

Directed by: Vasily Pichul.

Cast: Natalya Negoda.

The controversial, award winning Russian movie about a woman torn between her lover and her bitter parents. Original uncut version in Russian with English subtitles. VHS format.

 

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Lola rennt / Run Lola run

Directed by: Tom Tykwer.

Cast: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri.

A thrilling post-MTV, roller-coaster ride about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out: Lola has just received a frantic call from her boyfriend Manni, who's accidentally lost a small fortune he was to deliver to his mobster boss. If they cannot find a way to replace the money within twenty minutes, Manni will surely suffer severe consequences. In German with optional English soundtrack; optional subtitles in English or French. DVD.

 

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Los lunes al sol / Mondays in the sun

Directed by: Fernando León de Aranoa.

Cast: Javier Bardem, Luis Tosar, Josâe âAngel Egido, Nieve de Medina, Enrique Villâen, Celso Bugallo, Joaquâin Climent, Aida Folch, Serge Riaboukine.

Laid off from the local shipyard, six men spend their days at the town bar, where they discuss their current state. Gruff puts up a tough front. The morose José openly worries about his wife, whom he fears might leave him. Amador, the oldest of the bunch, keeps reassuring everyone that his wife will be back any day now from her trip. Meanwhile, Lino refuses to give up hope of employment, going to interview after interview for jobs being offered to applicants half his age. Presiding over the glum bunch is Rico, the bar owner and the men's co-worker from their shipyard days. Spanish dialogue, English subtitles. DVD.

 

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The lower depths

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa.

Cast: Toshiro Mifule, Isuza Yamada, Kyoko Kagawa.

An adaptation of the play Na dne by Maksim Gorky, reset in feudal Japan. Japanese dialogue with English subtitles. VHS format.

 

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Luchino Visconti's the innocent

Directed by: Luchino Visconti.

Cast: Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli, Jennifer O'Neill.

Triangle love story in a high society. Italian dialogue with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Lumumba

Directed by: Raoul Peck.

Cast: Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Maka Kotto, Thâeophile Moussa Sowie, Andrâe Debaar.

Special features: excerpts from director Raoul Peck's 1991 documentary Lumumba: death of a prophet ; historical timeline and background on the Congo ; bio-filmographies of the filmmakers and stars ; story and production notes ; original theatrical trailer. Dramatizes the life of Congolese revolutionary, Patrice Lumumba, who lead his country to independence from Belgium in 1960. He served for less than a year as the first elected prime minister, until he was brutally assassinated. In French with English subtitles. DVD.

 

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Ma vie en rose/ My life in pink

Directed by: Alain Berliner.

Cast : Micháele Laroque, Jean-Philippe Ecoffey, Hâeláene Vincent, Georges Du Fresne, Daniel Hanssens, Laurence Bibot, Jean-Franðcois Gallotte, Caroline Baehr, Julien Riviere, Marie Bunel.

Ludovic is waiting for a miracle. With six-year-old certainty, he believes he was meant to be a little girl and that the mistake will soon be corrected. But where he expects the miraculous, Ludo finds only rejection, isolation and guilt--as the intense reactions of family, friends, and neighbors strip away every innocent lace and bauble. In French with English, Spanish, or French subtitles. DVD; 2-channel Dolby surround.

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Madame Rosa

Directed by: Moshe Mizrahi.

Cast: Simone Signoret, Claude Dauphin, Samy ben Youb.

A retired prostitute runs a makeshift boarding house for the offspring of her friends and former associates. Winner of the 1977 Academy Award for best foreign film. In French, with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Malèna

Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore.

Cast: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Frederico, Matilde Plana, Pietro Notarianni.

Set in a small Sicilian town during WWII, the story centers on Renato, a 13-year-old boy with a coming of age fantasy life who falls hard for the town's ultra-beautiful twentysomething, Malena. Italian and French language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English or Spanish. DVD.

 

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Mamma Roma

Directed by: Paolo Pasolini.

Cast: Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo, Franco Citti, Silvana Corsini.

A middle-aged prostitute attempts to extricate herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son. Mamma Roma offers an unflinching look at the struggle for survival in postwar Italy. In Italian with English subtitles. DVD.

 

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Mama turns 100 / Mamá cumple 100 años

Directed by: Carlos Saura.

Cast: Geraldine Chaplin, Rafaela Aparicio, Amparo Muänoz, Fernando Fernan Gâomez, Norman Brinsky.

Spanish with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Man of marble

Directed by: Andrzej Wajda.

Cast: Krystyna Janda, Jerzy Radzilowics.

Film investigates a man's life through the recollections of several characters. A Polish Citizen Kane. In Polish with enhanced English subtitles. VHS format.

 

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Männer / Men

Directed by: Doris Dörrie

Cast: Heiner Lauterbach, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Ulrike Kriener.

An unfaithful husband is shattered to discover his wife has a lover of her own, and, carrying his jealousy to lunatic extremes, he takes a leave from his job, goes undercover, and moves into his wife's lover's house. In German with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Maria Chapdelaine

Directed by: Julien Duvivier.

Cast: Jean Gabin, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Andrâe Bacquet, Alexandre Rignaut, Madeleine Renaud.

A story extolling life in a French Canadian Community in Quebec during the 1930's. French dialog, English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Maria full of grace

Directed by: Joshua Marston

Cast: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Yenny Paolo Vega, Jhon Alex Toro, Guilied Lâopez, Patricia Rae.

Maria, a poor Columbian teenager, is desperate to leave a soul-crushing job. She accepts an offer to transport packets of heroin - which she swallows - to the United States. The ruthless world of drug trafficking proves to be more than she bargained for. Spanish dialogue with optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned. DVD.

 

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Marius

Directed by: Alexander Korda.

Cast: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Charpin, Orane Demazis.

This is the first film of Pagnol's trilogy. Marius, son of Cesar, the owner of a cafe, is drawn to the sea, filled with dreams of faraway lands. He loves Fanny, but even this love is not as strong as his wanderlust. Fanny turns him loose to follow his dream and marries Panisse, a rich widower. In French dialogue with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Maurice

Directed by: James Ivory

Cast: James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow, Billie Whitelaw, Barry Foster, Judy Parfitt, Phoebe Nicholls and Ben Kingsley.

Set in pre-World War I England, this film concerns the coming of age of two young men who meet at Cambridge and fall in love. Maurice and Clive struggle with the desires of their hearts and the rigid constraints of society. DVD.

 

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May fools

Directed by: Louis Malle.

Cast: Michel Piccoli, Miou-Miou.

Set in 1968, this is a colorful and comic portrait of an upper-class family in revolt, a clan that gathers to bury their matriarch and ends up almost killing each other. In French with yellow English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Mediterraneo

Directed by: Gabriele Salvatores.

Cast: Diego Abatantuono, Claudio Bigagli, Giuseppe Cederna, Claudio Bisio, Luigi Alberti, Ugo Conti, Memo Dini, Vasco Mirandola, Luigi Montini, Irene Grazioli, Antonio Catania, Vanna Barba.

After a group of misfit Italian sailors invade a remote enemy Greek island they soon become stranded, and then ultimately forgotten, by the Italian navy. The sailors quickly learn they've invaded paradise, and that on this magical island, where enemies become friends -- anything can happen. In Italian with yellow English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Mendel

Directed by: Alexander Røsler.

Cast: Thomas Jèungling S²rensen, Hans Kremer, Teresa Harder, Martin Meingast, Bjorn Sundquist.

Nine-year-old Mendel, the youngest son of a family of German Jews, struggles to come to grips with his new environment after they move to Norway in the 1950s. In Norwegian with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Mia ai¯oniot¯eta kai mia mera / Eternity and a day

Directed by: Theo Angelopoulos.

Cast: Bruno Ganz, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Isabelle Renauld, Achilleas Skevis.

A celebrated Greek writer, who is terminally ill, sets his sights on one last idyllic day. Embarking on a voyage to relive an idealized time with his long lost wife, his day is interrupted when he happens upon a lost and troubled eight-year-old boy. The two strangers, crossing paths at a special moment in time, share a poignant life experience. In Greek with English subtitles. VHS, Dolby stereo.

 

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Michel Anelo e Tiziano

Directed by: Therese Guichard.

Cast: Narrated by Antonio Guidi.

Based on the series: Arte di tutti Tempi. In Italian. VHS.

 

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The miser /L'Avare

Directed by: Henri Van Laun.

In French. VHS.

 

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Mon Oncle d'Amerique

Directed by: Jean Gruault.

Cast: Gâerard Depardieu, Nicole Garcia, Roger Pierre, Henri Laborit.

Roger Corman presents Alain Resnais' Mon oncle d'Amerique: a case study of three characters focusing on their pursuit of careers. This is intercut with segments of a lecture from Prof. Henri Laborit, a behavioral scientist speaking in pure documentary fashion, contributing his theories on memory. Also intercuts footage from other movies. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Monsoon wedding

Directed by: Mira Nair.

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shetty, Vijay Raaz, Tilotama Shome, Vasundhara Das, Parvin Dabas, Kulbhushan Kharbanda.

Love, lust and hope envelop an upper middle-class Indian family and their world-wide guests as they celebrate for four days the arranged marriage of their daughter to an East Indian man from Texas. English language soundtrack; some dialogue in Hindi or Panjabi with English subtitles ; with optional subtitles in French or Spanish ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired. DVD.

 

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Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran

Directed by: Franðcois Dupeyron.

Cast: Omar Sharif, Pierre Boulanger, Gilbert Melki, Isabelle Renauld, Lola Naymark, Anne Suarez.

An elderly Turkish Muslim grocer befriends a lonely teenage Jewish boy in a working class section of Paris. In French with optional subtitles in English, Portuguese, or Spanish. DVD.

 

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones.

Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.

The quest for the Holy Grail by King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is retold in the inimitable Python fashion. VHS.

 

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Monty Python's Life of Brian

Directed by: Terry Jones

Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.

The Pythons satirize religion, capital punishment, revolutionary politics, terrorism, graffiti, science fiction, and a host of other topics through the story of Brian, a first-century Judean. VHS.

 

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Mosaferan / Travellers

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Cast: Jamileh Shaikhi, M. Shamsaie, H. Rousta.

Story of a wedding ceremony which turns into a funeral wake when the bride's sister and her family are killed in a traffic accident. In Persian Farsi with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Mr. Klein

Directed by: Joseph Losey.

Cast: Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau.

The intriguing story of one man in search of another who shares his name - a man who has stolen his identity. Eventually Klein's search for the imposter becomes a trap into which he falls. In French with English subtitles.
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Mùi Ðu Ðu Xanh L'odeur de la papaye verte / The scent of green papaya

Directed by: Trân Anh Hung.

Cast: Tran Nu Yãen-Khãe, Truong Thi Lãoc, Nguyen Anh Hoa.

Set in Vietnam in the 1950s and 1960s, it is the story of a shy peasant girl who goes to Saigon at the age of ten as a household servant and develops an enduring but secret attachment to a friend of the eldest son. In Vietnamese with English subtitles. DVD.

 

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My beautiful laundrette

Directed by: Stephen Frears.

Cast: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Derrick Branche, Shirley Anne Field.

Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths-- Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches. DVD.

 

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My father's glory

Directed by: Yves Robert.

Cast: Phillippe Caubere, Nathalie Roussel.

The enchanting story of Marcel Pagnol's childhood in the south of France, and a very special summer when he was 11 years old. In the countryside of Provence he fell under the spell of the rugged hills, made new friends and strengthened the unique bond with his father. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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My mothers castle

Directed by: Yves Robert.

Cast: Phillippe Caubere, Nathalie Roussel.

The story of Marcel Pagnol's childhood holidays in Provence continues in My Mother's Castle. During a Christmas in the region Marcel's affection for the area deepens and he also learns to love and appreciate his Mother's true nature. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Na shan na ren na gou / Postmen in the mountains

Directed by: Huo Jianqi

Cast: Teng Rujun, Liu Hua [i.e. Ye].

In a village in southern China a father prepares to hand his 112-mile mail route over to his son. At dawn, the two embark on the three-day round trip on foot. Traveling along the rugged landscape of wind-blown hills, craggy rocks, and winding rivers, the son learns not only about the isolated communities to which they deliver mail but also about his own father. In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles. DVD.

 

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Nargess

Directed by: Rakhshad Bani Etemad.

Cast: F. Farjami, Abolfazi Pour Arab, A. Razavi, Reza Kaeam Rezaie

Tragic tale of a love triangle. An aging thief, Afagh, is in danger of losing her rakish young lover, Adel. Adel meets Nargess and resolves to go straight after one last burglary. In Persian Farsi with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Nenette et Boni /Nenette and Boni

Directed by: Claire Denis.

Cast: Gregoire Colin, Alice Houri, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Vincent Gallo, Jacques Nolot.

Coming-of-age story involving an uncommon intimacy between a brother and sister. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Nights of Cabiria

Directed by: Federico Fellini.

Cast: Giulietta Masina, Franðcois Perier, Franca Marzi, Amedeo Nazzari.

Cabiria, a simple-minded prostitute, searches Rome for true love. She is romanced and abandoned by men who exploit her. She endures even in the face of tragedy with the vain hope of finding marriage and happiness. In Italian with English subtitles.VHS.

 

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La niña de tus ojos / Girl of your dreams

Directed by: Fernando Trueba.

Cast: Neus Asensi, Jesâus Bonilla, Penâelope Cruz, Loles Leâon, Antonio Resines, Jorge Sanz, Rosa Mariâa Sardâa.

In Civil War torn Spain, Germany invites a group of filmmakers to shoot two versions of the Andalusian musical drama "The girl of your dreams" in Berlin. Happy to leave the war behind them, the troupe of Spaniards start filming in Hitler's Berlin. The hospitality upon their arrival has more to do with the youthful charms of Macarena Granada. What's more, the only Andalusion-looking extras in Germany are the gypsies and Jewish prisoners in a nearby concentration camp. When Macarena befriends one of the prisoners, the troupe must decide if the movie is more important than their lives. Castilian and Neutral Spanish dialogue, English subtitles. DVD.

 

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No fear, no die/S'en fout la mort

Directed by: Claire Denis.

Cast: Isaach de Bankolâe, Alex Descas, Solveig Dommartin, Christopher Buchholz, Jean-Claude Brialy.

Set in France, Dah, an African immigrant, and Jocelyn, a West Indian man, supply and train fighting cocks for a sleazy French saloon owner. Once Dah becomes entangled with the owner's mistress, all four characters are cast into a violent circle of gambling, desire, and agony that spins out of control. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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No habrá más penas ni olvido / Funny dirty little war.

Directed by: Hector Olivera.

Cast: Federico Luppi, Julio De Grazia, Ulises Dumont, Miguel Angel Sola, Rodolfo Ranni, Hector Bidonde, Raul Rizzo.

Petty rivalries erupt into a local civil war in this satire of political and human follies. VHS

 

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La nuit américaine/Day for night

Directed by: Francois Truffaut.

Cast: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Valentina Cortese, Jean Champion, Dani, Jea-Pierre Leaud, Alexndra Stewart, Francois Truffaut.

Francois Truffaut's 1973 film, an "homage to moviemaking," details the loves and lunacy of the closely-knit family of strangers that comprises an on-location film, cast and crew in Nice. In French with optional English language track, and English, French or Spanish subtitles. DVD, Dolby digital.

 

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Les Nuits de la pleine lune/Full moon in Paris

Directed by: Eric Rohmer.

Cast: Pascale Ogier, Tcheky Karyo, Fabrice Luchini, Virginie Thevenet, Christian Vadim, Laszlo Szabo.

A young woman in Paris moves out on her lover in order to experience freedom and finds it brings only misery. French dialogue, English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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La Nuit de Varennes

Directed by: Ettore Scola.

Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Harvey Keitel, Jean-Louis Barrault, Hanna Schygulla.

King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette don disguises and flee revolutionary Paris. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Oblomov

Directed by: Nikita Mikhalkov.

Cast: Oleg Tabakov (Oblomov), Elena Solovei (Olga), Yuri Bogatyrev, Andrei Popov.

A comedic drama about a member of the landed gentry of nineteenth-century Russia whose indolence destroys his life. In Russian with English subtitles.
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October

Directed by: Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Alexandrov

A shorter version of the motion picture was released in the United States with the title: Ten days that shook the world.
Depicts events and circumstances which culminated in the Russian Revolution of October 1917. Describes the Kerensky regime, the European theater of World War I, and discusses the conflicting plans and ambitions of various participants. English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Oedipus Rex

Directed by: Pier Pasolini.

Cast: Franco Citti, Silvana Mangano, Alida Valli, Carmelo Bene, Julian Beck, Pier Paolo Pasolini.

"A dark and riveting retelling of the classic Greek tragedy. Set in Morocco, the film is a visual wonder of desert landscapes and powerful Moorish architecture." In Italian with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Once upon a time in China / Huang Feihong

Directed by: Tsui Hark.

Cast: Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Rosamund Kwan.

Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the story of the legendary martial arts hero Huang Feihong (1847-1924) against foreign forces' plundering of China. In Chinese, dubbed in English. VHS.

 

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Once were warriors

Directed by: Lee Tamahori.

Cast: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell.

In a poor suburb of Auckland, Jake and Beth Heke live a life defined by drunken parties, unstable friendships, and confrontations with authorities. Jake, a complex man with a rascal's charm, is weighted down by a quick temper, alcoholism, and an evil streak of male entitlement. Beth's beauty has been scarred by broken dreams and Jake's beefy fists. Yet her inner strength and desire to save her family make her the solid center around which this story of tragedy and hope is constructed. VHS.

 

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One wonderful Sunday / Subarashiki nichiyobi

Directed by: Akira Kurosava.

Cast: Midori Ariyama, Chieko Nakakita, Isao Numasaki, Masao Shimizu, Ichiro Sugai.

A young factory worker and his fiancee spend their weekly holiday together. It is a Sunday in spring and they have just thirty-five yen, but together they overcome several near disasters. In Japanese with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Ordet / The word

Directed by: Carl Dreyer.

Cast: Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Preben Ledorff Rye, Cay Kristiansen, Birgitte Federspiel.

A study of spiritual faith and love ; the film tells of the death of Inger in childbirth and her resurrection, a miracle that is seen as the result of human love. The film opens as a family of marshland farmers trail an idiot son (Johannes) who calls himself Christ. It closes as the demented theological student approaches the open coffin of his sister-in-law and, at the urgings of her child, brings her back to life. n Danish with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Orfeu negro / Black Orpheus

Directed by: Marcel Camus.

Cast: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira, Lea Garcia.

Story based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice set against the colorful background of the carnival in Rio de Janiero. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this film brought the infectious bossa nova beat to the United States. In Portuguese with optional English subtitles or dubbed English. DVD.

 

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Osama

Directed by: Siddiq Barmak.

Cast: Marina Golbahari, Arif Herati, Zubaida Sahar.

Chronicles the true story of a young girl in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan who must disguise herself as a boy to save her family from starvation. The first feature film made in Afghanistan in the post-Taliban era. After the brutal Taliban regime bans women from working and forbids them to leave their homes without a male escort, a 12 year old girl and her mother find themselves on the brink of starvation. With nowhere left to turn, the mother disguises her daughter as a boy. Now called "Osama", the young girl embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey, as she tries to keep the Taliban from discovering her true identity. Soundtrack in Pashtu with subtitles in English; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. DVD; Dolby digital.

 

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El otro lado de la cama / The other side of the bed

Directed by: Emilio Martínez-Lázaro.

Cast: Ernesto Alterio, Paz Vega, Guillermo Toledo, Natalia Verbeke, Alberto San Juan, Marâia Esteve.

The story of two couples, along with a collection of their friends and co-workers, whose switching back and forth between their lovers leads to lies and heartache and lots of song and dance. In Spanish with English subtitles DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.

 

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Otto e mezzo / 8 1/2

Directed by: Federico Fellini.

Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimee, Sandra Milo, Barbara Steele.

Fellini's rarely seen first film for television, an imagined documentary, as well as a documentary about Nino Rota, the maestro behind the music of Fellini's films, interviews, still photographs and production photos connected with the film. In Italian with optional English subtitles. DVD.

 

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Padre, padrone / My father, my master

Directed by: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.

Cast: Omero Antonutti, Saverio Marconi, Marcella Michelangeli, Fabrizio Forte.

A powerful story of a son's development under an oppressive father. Gavino Ledda lives in solitude as an illiterate Sardinian shephard. His father is the brutal instrument of that solitude. Year after year Gavino is isolated alone with his flock in the mountains; separated from family, schools and the collectivity of his town. Finally, he rebels against his father and his own illiteracy. Studying by himself, Gavino earns his degree and writes a book about himself. In Italian with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Pane, amore e fantasia

Directed by: Luigi Comencini.

Cast: Vittorio de Sica, Gina Lollobrigida.

In Italian. VHS.

 

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Pane e tulipani / Bread & tulips

Directed by: Silvio Soldini.

Cast: Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston, Antonio Catania, Marina Massironi, Vitalba Andrea, Daniela Piperno, Tatiana Lepore, Felice Andreasi.

When a harried housewife is accidentally left behind while on vacation with her family, she decides to take a holiday of her own in Venice. She becomes charmed by the city and her new found freedom. She decides to extend her stay, finding a job in a flower shop, renting a room from a wistful waiter, and rediscovers her love for playing the accordian. But her solo journey does not sit well with her tyrannical husband, who hires an amateur detective to bring her back home. In Italian with English subtitles. DVD.

 

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Panic/Panique

Directed by: Julien Duvivier.

Cast: Michele Simon, Vivian Romance.

A murder in a small French town sets the stage for this story of intrigue and trenchery. French dialogue with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Parde-Ye Akhar / The last act

Directed by: Varuzh Karim Masihi.

Cast: F. Farjami, D. Arjmand, S. Poorsamimi, J. Hashempoor, N. Kheradmand.

The action takes place in 1930's Tehran where a sinister brother and sister plot to dispose of their recently widowed sister-in-law in order to obtain her inheritance. In Persian Farsi with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Passion

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard.

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Hanna Schygulla, Michel Piccoli, Jerzy Radziwilowicz.

A Godard-like director is trying to film a movie in the style of the great painters--Rembrandt, Goya, El Greco. The film is plagued by difficulties as the money for the film begins to run out, he can't seem to find the right lighting and the film has no story. In the middle of this intense situation, he starts a simultanious affair with two women. Hanna, the owner of the hotel, and Isabelle, a factory worker who is trying to stir up a revolt. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray.

Story of a rural family cursed with bad luck. Father Hari is a dreamer and poet, while his hard-working wife struggles to feed the family. But Durga, a free-spirited and petty thief, brings tragedy to the family in a moment's carelessness. VHS. In Bengali with English subtitles.

 

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Peppermint soda/Diabolo menthe

Directed by: Diane Kurys.

Cast: Eleonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac, Tsila Chelton.

The spirited and entertaining tale of two teen-aged sisters living in Paris in the turbulent year of 1963. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

 

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Persona

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman.

Cast: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Gunnar Bjornstrand.

A famous actress is stricken with psychosomatic dumbness and is placed under a nurse's care in an isolated house, where the two gradually assume each other's personalities. In Swedish, with English subtitles. VHS

 

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The pillow book

Directed by: Peter Greenaway.

Cast: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Ken Ogata, Yoshi Oida, Hideko Yoshida, Judy Ongg.

A modern-day Japanese woman's life experiences are inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a female courtier who lived during the Heian Dynasty in 10th century Japan and her father's relationship with his publisher. She finds a lover with whom she can carry on a strange erotic ritual involving calligraphy. In Japanese, Chinese, and English with English subtitles. DVD format.

 

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Pixote

Directed by: Hector Babenco.

Cast: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Marilla Pera, Jorge Juliao, Gilberto Moura, Jose Nilson dos Santos.

A realistic dramatization of the brutal underworld inhabited by Brazil's unwanted children, based on the novel Infancia dos mortos by Jose Louzeiro. In Portuguese; English subtitles. VHS Format.

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Le placard / The Closet

Directed by: Francis Veber.

Cast: Daniel Auteuil, G‚erard Depardieu, Thierry Lhermitte, MichŠele Laroque, Michel Aumont, Jean Rochefort, Alexandra Vandernoot.

FranÁois Pignon, a very bland sort of man who works as an accountant in a condom factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbour comes up with an idea to prevent such a thing from happening: he creates photos and then spreads the rumor that FranÁois is gay so that the factory management might be afraid they'll be sued for sexual discrimination. Of course, nothing happens as it should, but the changes in FranÁois Pignon's life-- and other people's too - is drastic! Closed-captioned. In French with yellow English subtitles. DVD.

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A place called Chiapas

Directed by: Nettie Wild

Documentary on the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico filmed over an eight month period. In English ; some Spanish dialogue with English subtitles. VHS.

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Le Plaisir

Directed by: Max Oph‚uls.

From three short stories by Guy de Maupassant. In French with English subtitles and narration. VHS Format.

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Ponette

Directed by: Jacques Doillon.

Cast: Victoire Thivisol, Delphine Schiltz, Matiaz Bureau Caton, Claire Nebout, Xavier Beauvois, Aurelie Verillon, Leopoldine Serre, Carla Ibled, Luckie Royer, Antoine Du Merle, Marie Trintignant.

Sent to live with her relatives, Ponette experiences the hopes, dreams and fears of a child following the loss of a parent. Ultimately, it is her faith, love and strength of character that enables Ponette to triumphantly overcome her tragedy. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

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Port of shadows/ Le quai des brumes

Directed by: Marcel Carne.

Cast: Jean Gabin, Michele Morgan, Michel Simon, Pierre Brasseur.

Story of an army deserter who arrives at Havre and meets a beautiful girl called Nelly. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format

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Il Postino / The postman

Directed by: Michael Radford.

Cast: Philippe Noiret, Massimo Troisi, Maria Grazia Cucinotta.

The postman, Mario, enlists the aid of the poet Pablo Neruda to conquer the heart of the beautiful Beatrice. In Italian with English subtitles. VHS.

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Prestuplenie i nakazanie Crime et chatiment / Crime and punishment

Directed by: Pierre Cheval.

Cast: Pierre Blanchar, Harry Baur, Madeleine Ozeray, Aime Clariond, Marcelle Geniat.

An adaptation of Fyodor Dostoievsky's novel. Pierre Blanchar is the tormented student murderer Raskolnikov. He empasizes the tortured isolation and the near madness of the student. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

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Le quai des brumes /Port of shadows

Directed by: Marcel Carne.

Cast: Jean Gabin, Michele Morgan, Michel Simon, Pierre Brasseur.

Story of an army deserter who arrives at Havre and meets a beautiful girl called Nelly. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format

 


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Quartier Mozart

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Bekolo

Cast: Serge Amougou, Sandrine Ola'a, Jimmy Biyong, Essinidi Mindja, Atebass.

Queen of the 'Hood is a proud young girl who doesn't want to be taken advantage of by men. She befriends a local sorceress who helps her enter the body of a young man, My Guy, so she can discover for herself the real "sexual politics" of the quarter. Meanwhile, the sorceress assumes the shape of Panka, a familiar comic figure in Cameroonian folklore with sexual powers. In this sex farce, women's wisdom and "witchcraft" help to temporarily regain the balance of power in a sexist world. In French with English subtitles; translation by Lisette Dennis. VHS Format.

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Les quatre cents coups /The 400 Blows

Directed by: Franūcois Truffaut.

Cast: Jean-Pierre L‚eaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Remy, Guy Decomble, Georges Flamant, Patrick Auffay.

Fourteen-year-old Antoine Doinet lives in a cramped apartment with his mother and stepfather, neglected by them and unlucky at school. Living an intense imaginative life of his own he gets into trouble and is finally committed to reform school from which he escapes and runs towards the sea, which he has never seen. DVD; widescreen version. In French with optional English subtitles.

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Quilombo

Directed by: Carlos Diegues.

Cast: Antonio Pompeo, Zeze Motta, Toni Tornado, Vera Fischer, Antonio Pitanga, Mauricio Do Valle, Grande Otelo.

In 17th century Brazil, groups of runaway black slaves escaped to mountainous jungle strongholds, where they formed self-governing communities known as quilombos. Portuguese dialogue, with English subtitles. VHS.

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Rabbit-proof fence

Directed by: Phillip Noyce.

Cast: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, David Gulpilil, Ningali Lawford, Myarn Lawford, Deborah Mailman, Jason Clarke, Kenneth Branagh.

In 1931, Molly and her younger cousins, Gracie and Daisy, were three half-caste children from Western Australia who were taken from their parents under government edict and sent to an institution, were taught to forget their families, their culture, and re-invent themselves as members of "white" Australian society. The three girls begin an epic journey back to Western Australia, travelling 1,500 miles on foot with no food or water, and navigating by following the fence that has been built across the nation to stem an over-population of rabbits. DVD

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The rage in Placid Lake

Directed by: Tony McNamara

Cast: Ben Lee, Rose Byrne, Garry McDonald, Christopher Stollery, Nicholas Hammond, Francis McMahon, Saskia Smith, Miranda Richardson.

A comedy drama about two parentally neglected teenagers, Placid Lake and Gemma, who find the courage to believe in themselves. DVD

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Raise the red lantern

Directed by: Zhang Yimou.

Cast: Gong Li, Ma Jingwu, He Caifei, Cao Cuifen, Jin Shuyuan.

Set in 1920's China, 19-year-old Songlian has become Fourth Wife to the wealthy Chen. Yet she must share her husband with three existing wives. Each must wait until dusk for the arrival of a red lantern, which signifies with whom the master will sleep tonight. When Songlian discovers that the other wives cheat to win the red lantern, she decides to join the fight for Chen's attention. In Chinese (Mandarin) with English subtitles. VHS.

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Raja

Directed by: Jacques Doillon.

Cast: Pascal Greggory, Najat Benssallem, Ilham Abdelwahed, Hassan Khissal.

Raja is a nineteen year old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt westerner living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama about a wealthy middle-aged Frenchman's complex relationship with local youth. Fred's attempts to seduce Raja, and their mutual attempt at manipulation, are fractured by their gross disparity of income, age and cultural sophistication. Soundtrack in French with English subtitles. DVD.

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Rasputin

Directed by: Elem Klimov.

Cast: Alexei Petrenko.

In Russian with English subtitles. Videorecording of film produced in 1978.

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The reader / La Lectrice

Directed by: Michel Deville.

Cast: Miou-Miou.

Constance reads aloud to her boyfriend. While in bed one night, she reads "La Lectrice," a story of Marie, a charming young woman who decides to advertise her services as a professional reader. When Constance finishes her novel about Marie, she decides to place her own ad, inspired by the joy and satisfaction Marie has found as a reader to the world. In French with yellow English subtitles. VHS Format.

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The Red desert

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni.

Cast: Monica Vitti, Richard Harris.

A woman finds herself unable to adjust to her urban environment after being involved in an automobile accident. Italian dialogue, English subtitles. VHS.

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Red sorghum

Directed by: Zhang Yimou.

Cast: Gong Li, Jiang Wen, Ji Cun Hua.

Beginning as a lusty romantic comedy about a nervous young bride's arrival and ensuing seduction at a remote and winery, and ending as a heroic drama of partisan resistance during the Japanese occupation. In Chinese (Mandarin) with English subtitles. VHS.

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The Reincarnation of Golden Lotus

Directed by: Clara Law

Cast: Joi Wong, Eric Tsang, Lam Chun Yen, Sin Lap Man.

Raped by the prefect of her school and sent to work camp, Golden Lotus escapes Maoist China to decadent Hong Kong by marrying a wealthy banker, and finds herself drawn both to her husband's chauffeur and to a sadomasochistic relationship with a debauched designer. A contemporary reworking of a Chinese 12th century novel. In Chinese (Mandarin) with English subtitles. VHS.

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La Rein Margot/Queen Margot

Directed by: Claude Berri.

Cast: Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vincent Perez, Virna Lisi.

Thrown into a political marriage of convenience by her ruthlessly power- hungry family, the beautiful Margot soon finds herself hopelessly drawn into their murderous affairs. It's then she realizes her only hope of escape lies somewhere between the heroic soldier who loves her and the enemy husband who could save her. In French with yellow English subtitles. VHS Format.

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Rendez-vous de juillet/July rendezvous

Directed by: Jacques Becker.

Cast: Daniel G‚elin, Brigitte Auber, Nicole Courcel, Pierre Trabaud, Maurice Ronet, Bernard Lajarrige, Louis Seigner.

Portrait of a group of young people who spurn placid bourgeoisie comforts to find true love and maturity through jazz, art, theater, and camaraderie in postwar Paris. Lucien is trying to raise money to make films in Africa. He dreams of hiring his friends to work as his production team. The group's esprit de corps is tested as love affairs complicate loyalties and others find it difficult to join Lucien against their parents wishes. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

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The republic of love

Directed by: Deepa Mehta.

Cast: Bruce Greenwood, Emilia Fox, Edward Fox, Martha Henry.

A romantic comedy about the barriers facing lovers in the 21st century. DVD.

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Retrato de Teresa / Portrait of Teresa

Directed by: Pastor Vega.

Cast: Daisy Granados, Adolfo Llaurado, Alina Sanchez, Paual Pomares.

Teresa is a housewife and mother whose involvement in political and cultural groups incurs the displeasure of her husband. In Spanish with enhanced English subtitles. VHS.

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Ridicule

Directed by: Patrice Leconte.

Cast: Fanny Ardant, Charles Berling, Bernard Giraudeau, Judith Godreche, Jean Rochefort.

In a desperate quest to save his hometown, a young man quickly learns that a sharp wit is the key to open any door in the Versailles court of Louis XVI. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

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Roads to Koktebel

Directed by: Boris Khlebnikov & Aleksei Popogrebskii.

Cast: Igor Chernevich, Gleb Puskepalis, Agirppina Steklova, Alexandr Ilyin, Vladimir Kucherenko, Evgeny Syty.

A father sets off from Moscow with his 11-year-old son for his sister's house in Koktebel by the Black Sea. With no money, nor means of transportation, they drift through the expansive and mesmeric landscapes at the mercy of chance. For the father, the journey is an attempt to restore self-respect and win back the trust of his son. For the boy, the mythic coastal town holds the key to a new life. In Russian with English subtitles. DVD.

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Rocco e i suoi fratelli / Rocco & his brothers.

Directed by: Luchino Visconti.

Cast: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot.

The film is comprised of five episodes and is spread over half-a-dozen years. Each episode concentrates on one of five peasant brothers who, with their widowed mother, migrate to industrial Milan from poverty-stricken Southern Italy. In Italian with English subtitles. VHS.

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Roma, cittŗ aperta / Open city

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini.

Cast: Anna Magnani, Marcello Pagliero, Aldo Fabrizi.

The loyalties of an impoverished mother-to-be and a parish priest are tested by the German forces which occupy their homeland during World War II. In Italian with English subtitles. DVD.

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La Ronde

Directed by: Max Ophuls.

Cast: Simone Signoret, Danielle Darrieux, Jean-Louis Barrault, Anton Walbrook, Odette Joyeux, Gerard Philipe.

Ten interconnecting relationships between men and women illustrate the transience of pleasure and the precariousness of happiness. French with English subtitles.

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Les roseaux sauvages / Wild reeds

Directed by: Andr‚e Techin‚e.

Cast: Elodie Bouchez, GaŤel Morel, St‚ephane Rideau, Fr‚ed‚eric Gorny.

A poignant coming-of-age story set in southwest France in 1962. Sensitive young FranÁois is uncertain of his sexuality as he finds himself more attracted to his classmate Serge than to his platonic girlfriend MaÔtť. An older boy, Henri, is drawn into the circle, further complicating relationships. Through their passage into adulthood, the four experience a series of sexual and political conflicts as they explore the mysteries of the human heart. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

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Le Rouge et le noir / Red of the black/

Directed by: Claude Autant-Lara.

Cast: Gerard Philipe, Danielle Darrieux

Set in 1830's France, this is the story of an ambitious man of humble birth, his spiritual misguidance and his struggle to succeed in a world dominated by the snobbish thinking partisans of absolute monarchy. French dialog with English subtitles. VHS Format.

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Russian ark

Directed by: Alexander Sokurov.

Cast: Sergei Dreiden, Maria Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy.

Invisible to everyone around him, a modern filmmaker magically finds himself transported to the Hermitage in St. Petersburg back in the early 1700s where he embarks on a time-traveling journey through 300 years of Russian history. The first feature film ever created in a single take. In Russian with English or French subtitles. DVD, widescreen presentation.

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Ruzi ruzegari, cinema / Once upon a time, cinema

Directed by: Mohsen Makhmalbaf.

Cast: Ezzatollah Entezami, Mehdi Hashemi, Mohammad Ali Keshavarz, Akbar Abdi.

A cinematographer introduces movies to the Persian court. The Shah initially opposes the new medium but he falls in love with the film's heroine. In Persian Farsi with English subtitles. VHS.

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Saaraba

Directed by: Amadou Saalum Seck.

Cast: Abdoul Aziz Diop, Fabiene Joelle Felhio, Diankou Bakhayokho, Awa Cheikh Gueye, Elhadj Abdoulaye Seck, Mamadou Ka, Samba Fall Yade, Cheikh Seck, Alpha Oumar Wane, Omar Seck.

A young man returns to his homeland after spending many years in Europe. He and his homeland have changed in the interval and he is caught between his simple upbringing, the Western influence he was exposed to, and the corruption existing around him. In Wolof and French with English subtitles. Title and credits in German.Parallel title on container: Utopia. VHS.

 

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Samt al-qusĮur / The silences of the palace / Les silences du palais

Directed by: Moufida Tlatli.

Cast: Amel Hedhili, Hend Sabri, Najia Ouerghi, Ghalia Lacrois, Sami Bouajila, Kamel Fazaa.

Set in Tunisia in the 1950's. Alia, the young servant-girl played by Hend Sabri, is misused by her masters and wooed by the rebel. Arabic with English subtitles. VHS.

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Sankofa

Directed by: Haile Gerima.

Cast: Kofi Ghanaba, Oyafunmike Ogunlano, Alexandra Duah, Nick Medley, Mutabaruka, Afemo Omilami, Reginald Carter, Mzuri.

Sankofa, an Akan word meaning, "one must return to the past in order to move forward," is the story about the transformation of a self-possessed African-American woman sent on a spiritual journey in time to experience the pain of slavery and the discovery of her African identity"--Box. In English, Twi, and Akan with English subtitles. VHS Format.

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Sanma no aji / An autumn afternoon

Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu.

Cast: ChishŚu RyŚu, Shima Iwashita, Shin-ichiro Mikami, Mariko Okada, Keiji Sada.

"This serenely beautiful film tell the timeless, moving tale of a father giving up his only daughter in marriage." In Japanese with English subtitles. VHS

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Sans toit ni loi / Vagabond

Directed by: AgnŠes Varda.

Cast: Sandrine Bonnaire, Yolande Moreau, Macha M‚eril, Stephane Freiss.

The story of Mona, an aimless drifter whose only desire in life is to be truly free. As she wanders through the wintry French countryside, she encounters violence, hunger, fear, and cold. French dialogue, English subtitles. VHS Format.

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Los Santos inocentes / The holy innocents

Directed by: Mario Camus.

Cast: Alfredo Landa, Francisco Rabal, Terele P‚avez.

peasant family working for well-to-do landowners in northern Spain struggles with the callousness of the employers. Spanish dialogue, English subtitles. VHS.

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La scorta

Directed by: Ricky Tognazzi.

Cast: Claudio Amendola, Enrico Lo Verso, Carlo Cecchi, Ricky Memphis, Tony Sperandeo, Ugo Conti.

In Italian with English subtitles. VHS.

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S'en fout la mort/No fear, no die

Directed by: Claire Denis.

Cast: Isaach de Bankol‚e, Alex Descas, Solveig Dommartin, Christopher Buchholz, Jean-Claude Brialy.

Set in France, Dah, an African immigrant, and Jocelyn, a West Indian man, supply and train fighting cocks for a sleazy French saloon owner. Once Dah becomes entangled with the owner's mistress, all four characters are cast into a violent circle of gambling, desire, and agony that spins out of control. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

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Seven Samurai

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa.

Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Kamatari Fujimara, Seiji Mujagushi.

Story of a group of Japanese farmers who hire seven professional swordsmen, or samurai, to protect them from the yearly raids of bandits. In Japanese with English subtitles. VHS.

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Shall we dance?

Directed by: Masayuki Suo.

Cast: Koji Yakusho, Tamiyo Kusakari, Naoto Takenaka, Eriko Watanabe, Akira Emoto.

Comedy about a middle-aged businessman who secretly yearns to break out of the rigid conformity of his daily life by learning ballroom dancing. In Japanese with English subtitles. VHS.

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Since Otar left / Depuis qu'Otar est parti

Directed by: Julie Bertuccelli.

Cast: Esther Gorintin (Eka), Nino Khomassouridze (Marina), Dinara Droukarova (Ada), Temour Kalandadze (Tenguiz), Roussoudan Bolkvadze (Roussiko), Sacha Sarichvili (Alexo), Douta Skhirtladze (Niko).

A family portrait of three generations of Georgian women in the city of Tbilisi. Eka obsesses over her physician son Otar, while the other two attempt to deal as best they can with Eka's burning desire to see him. A poignant, bittersweet story. In Georgian, French and Russian with English subtitles. DVD.

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Det Sjunde inseglit / The seventh seal

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman.

Cast: Gunnar Bjornstrand, Max Von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Inga Gill.

A 14th century Swedish knight returns from the Crusades to find his country ravaged by the plague. The knight encounters Death, personified, and plays chess with him, hoping for time to resolve his own religious doubts and to save a young couple from death. In Swedish with English subtitles. VHS.

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Skammen / Shame

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman.

Cast: Liv Ullmann, Max Von Sydow.

Two married concert violinists are morally challenged when a war they hoped to escape rages across their island refuge. Swedish with English subtitles. VHS.

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Small change /L'Argent de poche

Directed by: Franūcois Truffaut.

Cast: Christian Patey, Caroline Lang, Sylvie Van Den Elsen.

A warm, touching, deceptively simple story of children and the world they live in, starring youngsters who had never before acted in movies. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format

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Solaris

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Cast: Donats Banionis, Natalia Bondartchouk.

On the water planet Solaris human space explorers encounter a unique and radical intelligence. Contact between man and this entity stretches the limits of reason and insanity, knowledge and comprehension. Russian dialogue with English subtitles. VHS.

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Solas / Alone

Directed by: Benito Zambrano.

Cast: Mar‚ia Galiana, Ana Fern‚andez, Carlos ‚Alvarez, Antonio Dechent, Paco de Osca, Juan Fern‚andez, Miguel Alcibar.

A touching story about women whose emotional lives are as rich as their surroundings are poor. Maria is a troubled woman who drinks, smokes, and steals, desperate for oblivion and angry at the entire world. Emotional rescue comes in the form of her own mother who comes to visit while her father is in the hospital. Her mother cooks, crochets and befriends the gentlemanly neighbor who lives downstairs, while patiently trying to reach out to her own daughter. Spanish dialogue, English subtitles. DVD, Region 1 encoding.

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I soliti ignoti Mario Monicelli's / Big deal on Madonna Street

Directed by: Mario Monicelli.

Cast: Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Toto, Renato Salvatori.

Five men conspire to burglarize a small-time jeweler's safe. When the time comes to carry out the scheme, the men become hopelessly clumsy and have to eventually give up and go home. In Italian with optional English subtitles. DVD.

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Sommaren med Monika

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman.

Cast: Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg.

A promiscuous girl and young boy leave the city to spend an idyllic summer. When she becomes pregnant, they are forced to marry. After the child's birth, she is unfaithful and heads for a life of prostitution. In Swedish with English subtitles.

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The sorrow and the pity / Le chagrin et la pitie

Directed by: Marcel Ophuls.

A co-production of Television rencontre, Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Television Suisse Romande. Through interviews with participants and newsreel footage, examines the occupation of France by the Germans during World War II as it occured in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand. Concentrates on the themes of collaboration and resistance. In English, French and German with some English subtitles. VHS Format.

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A Special day

Directed by: Ettore Scola.

Cast: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon, Francoise Berd, Nicole Magny, Patrizia Basso, Tiziano De Persio, Maurizio Di Paolantonio, Antonio Garibaldi, Vittorio Guerrieri, and Alessandra Mussolini.

An accidental meeting brings a lonely, dowdy housewife and a former radio announcer together for almost two hours of comic and touching confidences, arguments and self-searching. The day is May 8, 1938, 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. In Italian, dubbed in English. VHS format.

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Spices

Directed by: Ketan Mehta.

Cast: Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Suresh Oberoi, Deepti Naval.

Explores a community's reaction to an oppressed woman's plight, as she spurns the unwanted advances of a tax collector and takes refuge in a pepper factory. VHS Format. In Hindi with English subtitles.

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Spring, summer, fall, winter-- and spring

Directed by: Kim Ki-duk.

Cast: Yeong-su Oh, Ki-duk Kim, Young-min Kim, Jae-kyeong Seo, Yeo-jin Ha, Jong-ho Kim, Jung-young Kim, Dae-hin Ji, Min Choi, Ji-a Pak, Min-Young Song.

A chronicle of the life of a Buddhist monk from childhood to the end of his days. Korean dialogue, English and French subtitles. DVD.

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Stalker

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky.

Cast: Alice Freindlich, Alexsander Kaidanovsky, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko.

"At the center of an outlawed region called The Zone lies a mystical room altered by unnatural forces. Armed guards are the first in a series of lethal obstructions that prevent outsiders from reaching the place where fantastic powers can fulfill man's greatest desires. Only the Stalker can lead a scientist and writer through The Zone where an obstacle course of mental and physical barriers tests the limits of their endurance. At the end they must face a room where the center of power and evil confronts them and the future of mankind"--Slipcase. Russian dialog, English subtitles. VHS format.

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La Stazione / The Station

Directed by: Sergio Rubini.

Cast: Sergio Rubini, Margherita Buy, Ennio Fantastichini.

A man and a woman are mysteriously drawn together when she, anxious, sophisticated, vulnerable, waits for the dawn train in the station where he is the young and ordinary but devoted stationmaster. Italian with English subtitles. VHS.

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The story of Qui Ju

Directed by: Zhang Yimou.

Cast: Gong Li, Lei Que Sheng, Ge Zhi Jun, Liu Pei Qi, Yang Liu Chun.

A stoic peasant woman demands an apology when her husband is kicked in the groin by the village chief. But the Chief is a proud man who refuses to apologize, sending her on a futile trek through the complicated Chinese court system. Chinese, with yellow English subtitles. VHS.

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The String bean

Directed by: Edmond Sechan.

Cast: Claudon Capa.

A story about a fragile old lady and her love for a potted string bean plant, telling about her plans for its abortive incorporation into the Jardin de Tuileries. VHS Format

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The Summer of Miss Forbes

Directed by: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo

Cast: Hanna Schygulla, Alexis Castanares, and others

Explores the excitement of repressed desire. Miss Forbes is a go verness hired to look after two boys whose parents have taken a six-week vacation. By day, she runs the household with oppressive discipline, prompting the boys to fantasize about her brutal murder. By night, she parades around the house naked, drunk on tequila. The boys spy on her nighttime binges and her attempted seduction of their scuba teacher. But ever their plans for her death are not as grim as her ultimate fate. Spanish with English subtitles. VHS format

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Sundays and Cybele

Directed by: Serge Bourguignon

Cast: Hardy KrŤuger, Nicole Courcel, Patricia Gozzi, Daniel Iversel.

Pierre, a former pilot, has just returned home from the French-Indonesian war. He is suffering from amnesia as a result of the horrors he has experienced, and he begins to lead a pointless life. He meets a 12 year old girl who has been left at a local convent school, and a warm attachment develops between the two of them. Eventually friends become suspicious of their relationship, and tragedy follows. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

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Symphony in the mountains

Directed by: Wiener SŤangerknaben

Cast: Heli Finkenzeller, Hans Holt, Fritz Kampers, F. Mayerhofer, Elfe Gerhart, Vienna Boys Choir.

In German with English subtitles. VHS Format

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Tacones lejanos / High heels

Directed by: Pedro Almodâovar.

Cast: Victoria Abril, Marisa Paredes, Miguel Bosâe.

The husband of a TV anchorwoman, ex-lover of her long-estranged singer- actress mother, is mysteriously killed, and both mother and daughter come under suspicion in a frenzied investigation filled with romantic mix-ups and mistaken identities. In Spanish with English subtitles. VHS.



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A Tale of Springtime

Directed by: Eric Rohmer.

Cast: Anne Teyssedre, Hugues Quester, Florence Darel

This romantic comedy focuses on Jeanne, an attractive philosophy teacher and her relationships. All characters experience a moving journey to self awareness. French dialogue with yellow English subtitles. VHS Format.

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A Tale of Winter/Conte d'hiver

Directed by: Eric Rohmer

Cast: Charlotte V‚ery, Frederic Van Den Driessche, Michael Voletti, Herve Furic

"A delightful romantic comedy about the triumph of love over the longest odds, A Tale of Winter begins with Fťliciť and Charles sharing a whirlwind love affair at the beach one summer. As they part, Fťliciť gives him her address, but due to a crucial, inexplicably stupid mistake, she makes it impossible for him to find her. Five years later, Fťliciť is still in love with Charles, though she has seemingly lost him forever. Along with her five- year-old daughter (by Charles), she maintains her hope that someday she will again find her Prince Charming."--Container. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

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Taīm e guilass / Taste of cherry

Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami

Cast: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolhossein Bagheri, Afshin Bakhtiari, Hossein Noori, Ali Moradi

Mr. Badii, ceaselessly driving through the red-brown hills around Tehran in search of assistance in his suicide, receives from each of the men he asks for help a viewpoint on life. In Farsi with English subtitles. DVD

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Tampopo / Dandelions

Directed by: Juzo Itami

Cast: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Koji Yakusho

"Tampopo" follows a young widow who runs a small noodle restaurant in Tokyo and Goro, a cowboy hat wearing truck driver, as they attempt to devise the perfect bowl of top ramen. In Japanese with English subtitles. DVD

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Tao ma tan / Peking opera blues

Directed by: Tsui Hark

Cast: Brigitte Lin, Sally Yeh, Cherie Chung

Three young women become entangled with revolutionary guerillas. In Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles. VHS

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T`ao ma tsei / The horse thief

Directed by: Tian Zhuangzhuang

Cast: Tseshang Rinzhin, Dan Jiji

Chinese dialogue with English subtitles. VHS format

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A Taxing woman returns

Directed by: Juzo Itami

Cast: Nobuko Miyamoto, Rentaro Mikuni, Toru Masuoka, Chrishu Ryu

A sequel to the 1987 film A taxing woman. A tenacious female tax inspector investigates a corrupt religious order in Japan. In Japanese with English subtitles. VHS for

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Tchaikovsky

Directed by: Igorī Talankin

Cast: Innokenti Smoktunovskiśi, Antonina Shuranova

In Russian with English subtitles. VHS

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Tecnicas de duelo una cuestiůn de honor / Details of a duel : a question of honor

Directed by: Sergio Cabrera

Cast: Frank Ramirez, Humberto Dorado, Florina Lemaitre

"At the end of the fifties, the habitual calm of a nameless town in the heart of the Andes is shaken by the news of an up-coming duel between the local school-teacher and the butcher -- men who only yesterday were friends and political allies. Egged on by the clergy, the militia and the town's bureaucrats, a private affair becomes a gladiatorial spectacle" -- container. Spanish dialogue with English subtitles. VHS

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Teorema

Directed by: Mauro Bolognini

Cast: Silvana Mangano, Terence Stamp, Massimo Girotti, Anne Wiazemsky, Laura Betti

Originally released as a motion picture in 1968. Special features: 2005 documentary "Pasolini and death: a purely intellectual thriller" (53 min.) In this intellectual, erotic and political drama, Terence Stamp portrays a handsome stranger who enters the lives of a bourgeois Italian family and proceeds to seduce each member, including the maid. DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital. Italian dialogue, English subtitles

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Le temps retrouvť / Time regained

Directed by: Raoul Ruiz

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle B‚eart, John Malkovich, Vincent Perez, Marcello Mazzerella

Set in 1922, this film opens with Marcel Proust on his deathbed, looking through old photos and remembering his past. His own experiences gradually give way to the characters in his novel. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format.

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Terror 2000

Directed by: Christoph Schlingensief

Cast: Gary Indiana, Udo Kier

A film which lampoons neo-Nazism and xenophobia in post cold-war Germany. VHS

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Tesis / Thesis

Directed by: Alejandro AmenŠbar

Cast:Ana Torrent, Fele Martainez, Eduardo Noriega, NievesHerranz, Rosa Campillo.

Angela, a university student in Madrid, is writing a thesis on violence in the media. During her research she discovers a "snuff movie," a film in which a murder has actually been committed on film. She soon uncovers evidence that the film was shot on the university campus, and that school administrators may be involved in a series of disappearances of students. In Spanish with English subtitles. DVD

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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Cast: Rudolph Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Gustav Diessl, Oscar Beregi, Vera Liessem, Camilla Spira

Director Lang uses the story of a madman, confined to an asylum, who masterminds a series of crimes, to expose the madness of Hitler. The film was banned in Germany the year of its release because of its attack on the fundamentals of the Nazi Party. German dialogue with English subtitles. VHS

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Time of the gypsies/ Dom za vesanje

Directed by: Emir Kusturica

Cast: Davor Dujmov‚ic, Bora Todorov‚ic, Ljubica Adťzov‚ic, Husnija Haťsimov‚ic, Sinoliťcka Trpkova

The story of Pheran, a life-loving teen with telekinetic gifts. Lured by promises of wealth, he leaves his beloved Grandmother and girlfriend to join the gang of Ahmed, a flamboyant criminal with a scam for all seasons

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To live

Directed by: Zhang Yimou

Cast: Ge You, Gong Li

In a smoky gambling den in 1940's China, a drunken young man runs through his family's fortune, losing their ancestral home and all their possessions. This staggering loss proves to be their salvation, and the first step in an odyssey of survival that will take them through war and revolution love and loss, tragedy ... and triumph. Chinese language, English subtitles. VHS

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Todo sobre mi madre / All about my mother

Directed by: Pedro Almodůvar

Cast: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Pen‚elope Cruz, Candela Pešna, Antonia San Juan, Rosa Mar‚ia Sard‚a

Manuela is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son. But when tragedy strikes and her son is killed in a car accident, her world crumbles. In Spanish with English subtitles. VHS; hi-fi, Dolby surround.

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TĮokyĮo monogatari / Tokyo story

Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu

Cast: Setsuko Hara, Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, Haruko Sugimura, So Yamamura, Kuniko Miyake, Kyoko Kagawa, Eijiro Tono, Nobuo Nakamura, Shiro Osaka, Hisao Toake, Teruko Nagaoka

Tokyo Story follows an aging couple, Tomi and Sukichi, on their journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, post-war Tokyo. Their reception is disappointing: too busy to entertain them, their children send them off to a health spa. After Tomi falls ill she and Sukichi return home, while the children, grief-stricken, hasten to be with her. In Japanese with optional English subtitles. DVD

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Tong fong sam hop / Heroic trio

Directed by: Johnny To

Cast: Michelle Khan, Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung, Damian Lau, Anthony Wong, James Pak

Three female martial arts experts (each with her own superhero identity) team up to battle a powerful wizard who thinks that if he kidnaps all the babies in China he can eventually dominate the world. DVD

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Touki-Bouki

Directed by: Djibril Diop Mambťty

Cast: Christophe Colombe, Moustapha Tour‚e, Aminata Fall, Ousseynou Diop

Parallel title on container: The journey of the hyena. In Wolof with English subtitles. VHS

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Tous les matins du monde/All the mornings of the world

Directed by: Jean-Louis Livi

Cast: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Gerard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Caroline Shol, Guillaume Depardieu

The lives of a reclusive 17th century French composer and his two beautiful daughters are forever changed by a flamboyant young student. French with yellow English subtitles. VHS Format

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The Tree of wooden clogs

Directed by: Ermanno Olmi

Cast: Luigi Omaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoll, Antonio Ferrari

Deceptively simple tale of a small community of peasants in Italy at the turn of the century. It follows four families through the seasons, and shows the seemingly small events that influence their lives and the love they feel for the land and their families. Italian with English subtitles. VHS format

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Tristana

Directed by: Luis BuŮuel

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero

Set in 1920's Spain, this film is a scathing examination of moral decay. Tristana, a victim of her own captivating beauty, is desired by two men. One is her lecherous guardian whose physical advances repulse her and cause her to have nightmares of his death by decapitation, and the other is a young artist who wants to marry her, but lacks the courage. In Spanish with English subtitles. VHS.

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Triumph des Willens / Triumph of the will

Directed by: Leni Riefenstahl

Cast: Eduard V. Winterftein, Sabine Thalbach, Paul Esser

This film, commissioned by Adolf Hitler to record the 1934 Nazi party rally in Nuremberg, is the "most powerful piece of propaganda ever produced". Included are many scenes of gatherings, marches, and parades. The viewer will also hear speeches given by Hitler, Goering, Goebbels, and Hess as well as samples of monumental architecture designed by Albert Speer. In German with English subtitles. DVD

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Trois couleurs. Bleu/ Three colors. Blue

Directed by: Krzysztof Kie‚slowski

Cast: Juliette Binoche, Benoit Regent, Helene Vincent, Florence Pernel, Charlotte Very, Emmunuelle Riva.

A young woman is left devastated by the unexpected death of her husband and child. She retreats from the world around her, but is soon reluctantly drawn into an ever-widening web of lies and passion as the dark, secret life of her husband begins to unravel. Original French language track ; English subtitles. DVD; Dolby digital surround

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Trois couleurs. Rouge / Three colors. Red

Directed by: Krzysztof Kie‚slowski

Cast: IrŠene Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean0-Pierre Lorit, Frederique Feder

A seductive story of forbidden love and the unknowable mystery of coincidence as a young model meets an unusual stranger. In French with English subtitles. DVD

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Trois couleurs. Blanc / Three colors. White

Directed by: Krzysztof Kie‚slowski

Cast: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy

Last in a trilogy of films (Trois couleurs = Three colors) by director Krzysztof Kieīslowski, White presents the mysterious tale of a man whose life disintegrates when his beautiful wife of six months deserts him. Forced to begin anew, he rebuilds his life, only to plan a dangerous scheme of vengeance against her. In French and Polish ; with optional yellow English subtitles. DVD

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Toto le heros

Directed by: Jaco Van Dormael

Cast: Michel Bouquet, Mireille Perrier

Since childhood, Thomas Van Hasebroeck (Michel Bouquet) has been consumed by a nagging belief: that he was switched at birth with the rich neighbor's boy who enjoyed the life Thomas should have led. Now, after sixty years, Thomas wants revenge. French, with English subtitles. VHS Format

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Tous les matins du monde / All the mornings of the world

Directed by: Jean-Louis Livi

Cast: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Gerard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Caroline Shol, Guillaume Depardieu

The lives of a reclusive 17th century French composer and his two beautiful daughters are forever changed by a flamboyant young student. French with yellow English subtitles. VHS Format

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Underground

Directed by: Emir Kusturica.

Cast: Miki Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic.

A tragicomedy about love, friendship, betrayal, manipulation and lies. Deals with the conflicts of the Yugoslav history of the past fifty years. In Serbo-Croatian with English subtitles. VHS.



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Der Untertan / The subject

Directed by: Wolfgang Staudte

Cast: Eduard V. Winterftein, Sabine Thalbach, Paul Esser

Satire which characterizes the type of subordinate who lets himself be used for military and totalitarian purposes. In German with English subtitles. VHS.

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Vagabond / Sans toit ni loi

Directed by: Agnáes Varda.

Cast: Sandrine Bonnaire, Yolande Moreau, Macha Mâeril, Stephane Freiss.

The story of Mona, an aimless drifter whose only desire in life is to be truly free. As she wanders through the wintry French countryside, she encounters violence, hunger, fear, and cold. French dialogue, English subtitles. VHS Format.



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Vampyr / Vampire

Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Cast: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, Sybille Schmitz

A subtle, disturbing version of the vampire legend. A young man attempts to find and kill a vampire that has assumed the form of an old woman. In German with white English subtitles. DVD

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Van Gogh

Directed by: Maurice Pialat

Cast: Jacques Dutronc, Bernard Lecoq, Alexandra London, Gerard Sety, Corrine Bourdon, Elsa Zylberstein, Leslie Azoulai

An acclaimed, award-winning portrait of artist Vincent Van Gogh's final days, revealing his mad genius and dark sensuality. In French with yellow English subtitles. VHS format

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Vera Drake

Directed by: Mike Leigh

Cast: Imelda Staunton, Phil Davis, Peter Wight, Alex Kelly, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Heather Craney, Eddie Marsan, Ruth Sheen, Sally Hawkins, Fenella Woolgar, Lesley Sharp, Anthony O'Donnell, Jim Broadbent

Vera Drake tells of a woman in 1950s England who is devoted to caring for her family, but secretly aids women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies. When the authorities find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel. DVD

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La vida es silbar / Life is to whistle

Directed by: Fernando Pťrez

Cast: Luis Alberto Garcia, Isabel Santos, Coralia Veloz, Rolando Brito, Bebe P‚erez, Claudia Rojas

Three characters in present-day Havana must choose between clinging to their self-restricting beliefs, or getting rid of them to live more freely. Ballerina Mariana has promised God celibacy if she gets the role of "Giselle"; social-worker Julia always faints after hearing a certain word; and pot-smoking percussionist Elpidio was abandoned by his mother, coincidentally named Cuba, some time ago and has not yet gotten over the loss. Spanish dialogue, English subtitles. DVD

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La Vie de Jťsus/Life of Jesus

Directed by: Bruno Dumont

Cast: David Douche, Marjorie Cottreel, Kader Chaatouf

Life of Jesus follows the life of 20-year-old Freddy. When he's not at the hospital getting treatment for his epilepsy, Freddy spends his free time--and he has plenty of it--hanging out with his pals. The boys have had little schooling and are chronically unemployed. For entertainment, they race around town and through the French countryside on their motorbikes. Life changes for Freddy when Kader, the teenage son of an Arab family, enters the picture. Freddy and his friends are already threatened by Kader for being gainfully employed when none of them can find a job. When the fearless Kader stubbornly and aggressiveley pursues Marie, Freddy's girlfriend, Freddy and his pals take out their latent jealousy and anger in an astonsihing way, which dramatically alters all of their lives. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format

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La vie et rien d'autre /Life and nothing but

Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier

Cast: Philippe Noiret, Sabine Azema, Pascale Vignal, Maurice Barrier

Two women search for the men they love in the aftermath of World War I in France. They encounter an imperious army officer, Major Dellaplane, a man obsessed with accounting for France's war casualties. The army wants to forget the mass of missing men and has ordered Dellaplane to find one certifiably French unknown soldier to honor with burial under the Arc de Triomphe. In the course of his mission, Dellaplane learns the fate of the women's loved ones and a shocking secret that may determine the fate of the women themselves. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format

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La vie re^vťe des anges / Dreamlife of angels

Directed by: Erick Zonca

Cast: Elodie Bouchez, Natacha R‚egnier, Gr‚egoire Colin, Patrick Mercado, Jo Prestia

Optimistic hobo Isa, with her life in her backpack, has a gritty existence on the road, going from one town to another through northern France, working factory jobs and selling cards. After she loses a garment-factory job, her coworker Marie lets Isa share space in her Lille living quarters, an apartment belonging to a hospitalized mother and daughter. Isa goes through two tempestous relationships, while becoming fascinated with the girl who lived in the apartment but now lies in a coma at the hospital. In French with optional yellow subtitles in English, French, or Spanish. Closed-captioned. DVD format.

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La vita Ť bella / Life is beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Cast: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bustric, Lydia Alfonsi, Giorgio Cantarini, Marisa Paredes, Horst Buchholz

A charming but bumbling waiter who's gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor has won the heart of the woman he loves and has created a beautiful life for his young family. Then that life is threatened by World War II. In Italian with English subtitles. VHS

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Viva Laldjťrie / Viva Algeria

Directed by: Nadir MoknŠeche

Cast: Lubna Azabal, Biyouna, Nadia Kaci, Jalil Naciri, Abbes Zahmani, Florence Giorgetti, LounŠes Tazairt, Akim Isker

Three women: a mother, her daughter, and a prostitute have been living in a hotel in the center of town amid creeping fundamentalism. Goucem, the daughter, has chosen a modern, emancipated life, spending steamy weekends in nightclubs. Fifi, her faithful friend, prostitutes herself under the thumb of a local protector. Papicha, the mother, eats pizzas in front of the television, torn between fear and nostalgia"--Container. French dialogue with English subtitles. DVD

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Walking on water

Directed by: Tony Ayers.

Cast: Vince Colosimo, Maria Theodorakis, Nathaniel Dean, Judi Farr, Nicholas Bishop, David Bonney, Daniel Roberts, Anna Lise Phillips.

Charlie and Anna are Gavin's two best friends. They made a pact to assist the terminally ill Gavin to die when the time came. However, despite a massive dose of morphine, Gavin stays alive. Charlie ends up using a plastic bag to suffocate Gavin, hardly the dignified death they had planned. Thus begins an emotional roller coaster ride during which Charlie and Anna are forced to face the true meaning of friendship, loyalty and love. DVD.

 

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Warning shadows

Directed by: Authur Robison

Cast: Fritz Kortner, Ruth Weyher, Gustav von Wangenheim, Alexander Granach, Fritz Rasp, Ferdinand von Allen, Max Gutstorff.

Psychological study of a count who is insanely jealous of the attentions his wife pays to "the lover" and various other suitors. The situation comes to a head when a showman/mesmerist puts on a "shadow play" for them all, in which their emotion and passions are mirrored. Subtitles in German and English. VHS.

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Why has Bodhi-Dharma left for the East?

Directed by: Bae Yong-kyun

Cast: Yi Pan-Yong, Sin Won-Sop, Huang Hae-Jin, Ko Su-Myong

In a remote monastery high up in the mountains an old master, a young monk and an orphaned boy devote themselves to their Buddhist teachings. As the master faces death, he must lead his disciples away from their past ties to the outside world and its rapidly changing values, and point them toward their quest for enlightenment. In Korean with English subtitles. VHS

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Wilby wonderful

Directed by: Daniel MacIvor

Cast: James Allodi, Maury Chaykin, Paul Gross, Rebecca Jenkins, Sandra Oh, Callum Keith Rennie

A bittersweet comedy about the difference a day makes. The film centers on the residents of the tiny island town of Wilby over the course of twenty-four hours, on their respective secrets, and one man's plan to kill himself quietly. DVD

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Wild reeds / Les roseaux sauvages

Directed by: Andr‚e Techin‚e

Cast: Elodie Bouchez, GaŤel Morel, St‚ephane Rideau, Fr‚ed‚eric Gorny

A poignant coming-of-age story set in southwest France in 1962. Sensitive young FranÁois is uncertain of his sexuality as he finds himself more attracted to his classmate Serge than to his platonic girlfriend MaÔtť. An older boy, Henri, is drawn into the circle, further complicating relationships. Through their passage into adulthood, the four experience a series of sexual and political conflicts as they explore the mysteries of the human heart. In French with English subtitles. VHS Format

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Wings of desire

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Cast: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommart, Otto Sander, Peter Falk

Romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal. Set in modern-day Berlin, the film is not only a love story, but also serves as a reminder of just how good it feels to live. English and German with yellow English subtitles. VHS format

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Winterschlšfer / Winter sleepers

Directed by: Tom Tykwer

Cast: Floriane Daniel, Heino Ferch, Ulrich Matthes, Marie-Lou Sellem

Rebecca, a young translator, lives with her boyfriend ski instructor Marco in a mountain villa owned by her friend, nurse Laura. Renť, local cinema projectionist, steals Marco's car and gets into a car crash with local farmer Theo, whose daughter is almost killed. Renť suffers amnesia as a result of a crash and starts a relationship with Laura. Meanwhile Marco is looking for the man who stole his car. The convoluted relationships between these characters is told-- Renť being the catalyst for it all. In German with optional English subtitles. DVD

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Witnesses / Svjedoci

Directed by: Vinko Bresan

Cast: Leon Lucev, Alma Prica, Mirjana Karanovic, Drazen Kuhn, Kresimir Mikic

The stories of the people in a small town in the Balkans confronting ethnic hatred and deep moral ambiguities, focusing on the various character's viewpoints and the complexities of war and humanity. Croatian language soundtrack with English subtitles. DVD; Dolby digital

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Wo ho wo ti t`ung hsŁeh men / Me and my classmates

Directed by: Hsieh, Yu-chįun

Cast: Yung Man-hsin, YŤu Lei, Pao Wei-ai

A female high school student who is elected sport monitor of her class learns to grow up and develops friendships with her classmates. Chinese dialogue, English subtitles. VHS

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Wo hu cang long / Crouching tiger, hidden dragon

Directed by: Ang Lee

Cast: Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhan Ziyi, Chang Chen, Lung Sihung, Cheng Pei Pei

Set in 19th-century China, two master warriors are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocratic woman prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face-to-face with their worst enemy, and the enduring power of love. In Mandarin with optional soundtracks in English or French and optional subtitles in English or French. DVD.

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The world of Apu

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Tells of Apu, a struggling writer who, visiting the wedding of a friend's sister, finds himself the bridegroom when the husband-to-be is discovered to be insane. Apu's wife soon dies in childbirth and the shattered Apu, refusing to see his son, leaves to wander alone through the country. Several years later Apu's friend hunts him down and convinces him to return to his son. VHS Format. In Bengali with English subtitles

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Woyzeck Werner Herzog

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Cast: Klaus Klinski, Eva Mattes, Wolfgang Reichman, Willy Semmelrogge, Josef Bierbichler, Voler, Precht

Overworked to exhaustion by an officer, used for experiments by a sinister doctor, and scorned by the prostitute he lives with, Woyzeck becomes as lethal as the razor with which he carries out his chilling destiny. German with English subtitles. VHS

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Xi yan / The wedding banquet

Directed by: Ang Lee.

Cast: Ah-Leh Gua, Sihung Lung, May Chin, Winston Chao, Mitchell Lichtenstei n.

Comedy about the age-old conflict between parents and their children. In New York, the Taiwanese half of a gay couple hopes to end his parents' matchmaking by announcing that he's engaged. What he doesn't count on is that they'll fly in to meet the bride and plan the nuptials! In English and some Chinese with English subtitles. VHS.



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Xi zao / Shower

Directed by: Zhang Yang

Cast: Pu Cunxin, Zhu Xu, Jiang Wu

Mistakenly believing his father has passed away, a bathhouse master's son returns home and soon discovers the magic of the family business and its importance to the community. In Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles. VHS; Dolby surround

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Yi ge dou bu neng shao / Not one less

Directed by: Zhang Yimou.

Cast: Wei Min Zhi, Zhang Ruke.

A young woman is ordered to a remote, rural, Chinese village to be the substitute teacher and is told that she must keep the class intact for one month or she won't be paid. When one of her students disappears into the city to find work, she goes after him. In Chinese (Mandarin) with English subtitles.
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Yin shi nan nŁ / Eat, drink, man, woman

Directed by: Ang Lee

Cast: Sihung Lung, Kuei-mei Yang, Chien-lien Wu, Yu-wen Wang, Winston Chao, Lester Chen, Chao-jung Chen, Chin-Cheng Lu, Ah-leh Gua, Sylvia Chang

A retired master chef and widower is worried about the future of his three unmarried daughters who are skeptical about marriage. Yet he himself surprises them with his secret love affair with a young woman many years his junior. In Chinese with English subtitles. VHS

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Yo, la peor de todas / I, the worst of all

Directed by: Maria Luisa Bemberg

Cast: Assumpta Serna, Dominique Sanda, Hector Alterio, Lautaro Murua, Alberto Segado, Franklin Caicedo, Graciela Araujo, Hugo Soto, Gerardo Romano

This historical drama tells the story of Juana Inťs de la Cruz, one of the greatest poets of the Spanish Siglo de Oro. In order to pursue her passion for writing, Juana enters the convent. There, she develops an intimate relationship with the vicereine, who inspires her poetry. But when the forces of the Inquisition invade the convent, the women have only each other to turn to. In Spanish with English subtitles. VHS

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The Young and the passionate

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Cast: Franco Interlenghi, Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizzi, Leopoldo Trieste, Eleonora Ruffo, Riccardo Fellini, Eleonora Ruffo, Lida Baarova, Arlette Sauvage, Jean Brochard, Claude FarŠere, Gigetta Morano, Enrico Viarisio, Paola Barboni

Character study of five aimless young men living in a small Italian town, based in part upon Fellini's own experiences and those of his acquaintances. Italian dialogue ; English subtitles. VHS

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Yume / Dreams

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Cast: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baisho, Toshie Negishi, Mieko Harado, Mitsunori Isaki, Toshihiko Nakano, Yoshitaka Zushi, Hisashi Igawa, Chosuke Ikariya

Eight episodes exploring many aspects of humankind and man's need to harmonize with nature. Based on Akira Kurosawa's actual dreams. In Japanese with subtitles in English. DVD

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Zero for conduct.

Directed by: Jean Vigo.

French dialogue with English subtitles. VHS format.

 




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Zinat

Directed by: Ebrahim Mokhtari

Cast: A. Razavi, M. Fat-hi, N. Kheradmand, Sh. Alizadeh

Zinat runs a health clinic in southern Iran. When she becomes engaged to Hamed his mother demands that she quit her job. In Persian Farsi with English subtitles. VHS

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Zus & Zo

Directed by: Paula van der Oest

Cast: Jacob Derwig, Halina Reijn, Monic Hendrickx, Anneke Blok, Sylvia Poorta

Zus & Zo follows three sisters as they attempt to sabotage their gay brother's upcoming wedding so he does not inherit the treasured family resort. Dutch with English subtitles. DVD

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