Brazilian adaptation of Romeo and Juliet – ROMEU & ROMEU: PART 1 – out on dvd

Romeu & RomeuROMEU & ROMEU: PART 1 (15) 2016 BRAZIL MENDONÇA, JONATHAN £15.99
Five episodes from this modern day Brazilian adaption of Romeo & Juliet. Ramon Monteiro (João Mesquita) and Rômulo Campelo (Arthur Chermont) represent the two feuding families, who both start off hating each other but then fall in love which each other.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

 

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French film – LA MORT DE LOUIS XIV – issued on dvd

DEATH OF LOUIS XIVLA MORT DE LOUIS XIV/THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV (12A) 2016 FRANCE SERRA, ALBERT £15.99
Set in 1715, the film is an intimate portrait of the final days of King Louis XIV.

The film is almost the entire set in the claustrophobic setting king’s bedroom in which this man-god is reduced to his human fragility.

In French with English subtitles

 

Guardian review –
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jul/12/the-death-of-louis-xiv-review-albert-serra-jean-pierre-leaud

DVD available to buy at –

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New German dvd releases for 2017

 

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NEW GERMAN RELEASES 2017
ACHT STUNDEN SIND KEIN TAG/8 HOURS DON’T MAKE A DAY (15) 1973 GERMANY   FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER   DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £58.99
  All five feature-length episodes of this  working-class soap opera centred on the Krüger family, focusing on  skilled worker Jochen and his new girlfriend, Marion (Hanna Schygulla).
ALONE IN BERLIN (12)  2016  PEREZ, VINCENT IN ENGLISH   £13.99
 Adapted from Hans Fallada’s novel about a  working-class couple Otto (Brendan Gleeson) and Anna (Emma Thompson) as they wage an anonymous propaganda war against the Nazis in 1940s Berlin. After receiving news that their only son has been killed in battle the parents are left devastated and angry, blaming the Nazi regime for his untimely death.
ALOYS (12) 2016 SWITZERLAND  NÖLLE, TOBIAS DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY  £17.99 
Private investigator Aloys experiences life at a  safe distance through watching surveillance tapes. But when his father dies, he is left on his own and his sheltered existence begins to fall apart until a mystery women opens up a new world to  Aloys which  may help him to break out of his isolated world.
BERLIN 36 (15) GERMANY 2009 HEIDELBACH,  KASPAR  £15.99  
    In the days leading up to the 1936 Olympics, the fate of high jumper Gretel Bergmann  hangs in the  balance as it is decided whether or not a Jewish athlete can be a part of the German Olympic team.
DIE FREMDE (12) 2010 GERMANY ALADAG, FEO  £19.99
 Umay is a young German woman born of Turkish parents,  who, along with her son, flees an oppressive marriage in Istanbul to return to her family in Berlin.  However her  arrival home creates family tensions
GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS FACTUAL SURVEY (18)  DUAL DVD + BLU-RAY RELEASE   £29.99
  Intended to be shown to the German people in 1946 damn the Nazi regime and shame the German people in to acceptance of Allied occupation, a complete rough-cut of this  disturbing documentary revealing the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps was viewed at the Ministry of Information in London and in the end never shown.
HÖRE DIE STILLE/BEHIND ENEMY LINES (15)  2016   GERMANY  EHRENBERG , ED £15.99
  October 1941, a group of German soldiers are forced to take refuge in a small Russian village behind enemy lines, where the soldiers and villagers bond.  However an act of  violence threatens to destroy the bond and  many of the villagers become fearful of what will happen to them when the Soviet army returns.
THE INTERROGATION (15) 2016 GERMANY  PERY, EREZ £15.99
  Warsaw in 1946 Nazi commander Rudolf Höss awaits trial and a Polish judge is sent to interrogate him about his involvement in the Holocaust.
JACK THE RIPPER (15) 2016  GERMANY  NIEMANN,  SEBASTIAN £12.99
 After moving to London in 1888, German photographer Anna Kosminski  discovers the Whitechapel area is being terrorised by a notorious serial killer  Jack the Ripper.  While the police struggle to identify a suspect, Whitechapel remains in a constant state of fear in anticipation of Jack’s next crime.
JONATHAN (18) 2016 GERMANY  LEWANDOWSKI, PIOTR J. £15.99
  Jonathan is caring for his dying father whilst running the family farm.  As the two talk about his father’s past Jonathan finds out more than he expected when his former lover Ron  appears at their home to say his final goodbyes.
KATER/TOMCAT (18) 2016 AUSTRIA   HÄNDL,  KLAUS £15.99
 Couple Andreas and Stefan  live happily  in the suburbs of Vienna with their cat Moses. Their peaceful existence is shattered by an impulsive and explainable violent outburst from Stefan which threatens to tear the pair’s relationship apart.
DER LETZTE ZUG/AUSCHWITZ – THE FINAL JOURNEY (12) 2006 GERMANY VILSMAIER, JOSEPH 8.99
   1943 and some of the last remaining Jews in Berlin are locked in railway cattle truck awaiting transport to the Auschwitz concentration camp.  The film tells the stories of their lives.
LOLA (15) 1981 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER DVD £17.99
BLU RAY £19.99
Set during Germany’s 1950s Wirtschaftswunder. Lola leads a double
life as a steamy cabaret singer and as a single mother. Building inspector Von Bohm is in love with Lola, but little does he know that Lola is the ex lover of local property developer Schukert who is being investigated by Von Bohm for corrupt.
MEIN BLIND DATE MIT DEM LEBEN/MY BLIND DATE WITH LIFE (15) 2017    GERMANY  ROTHEMUND ,  MARC £19.99
  Saliya is a promising student determined to achieve his dream of working at a prestigious luxury hotel despite losing the majority of his sight as a teenager. Deciding to hide the fact he is visually impaired, Saliya manages to land an apprenticeship at one of Munich’s top hotels and quickly becomes a respected member of the team.  However when he meets Laura, his elaborate scheme to hide his condition soon begins to fall apart
DIE MITTE DER WELT/CENTRE OF MY WORLD (15) 2016 GERMANY ERWA ,
JAKOB M. £15.99
Based on Andreas Steinhöfel novel. This candid and complex film is about teenager Phil  who discovers his sexuality and falls in love with new attractive classmate Nicholas.
DER MÜDE TOD – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 2021 GERMANY  LANG, FRITZ  DUAL FORMAT EDITION £19.99
  Silent fantasy drama about a heartbroken young woman who confront Death to save her dead fiancé
NEBEL IM AUGUST/FOG IN AUGUST (15) 2016 GERMANY WESSEL, KAI £19.99
Set in 1942 and based on Robert Domes’ 2008 historical novel, the film follows 13-year-old Roma boy, Ernst Lossa, is sent to the Sargau mental institution. Here he soon discovers that the Nazi’s are carrying out an enforced euthanasia programme. Along with fellow patient Nandl, Ernst decides to stage a daring escape attempt.
ROMMEL (TBA) GERMANY 2012 STEIN, NIKI £15.99
Summer 1944 and the tide of the Second World War is beginning to turn as Nazi Germany awaits the D-Day landings. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is in charge of the defences on theFrench coastline. Rommel prdicts Normandy as the invasion point but Berlin disagrees with him and Rommel’s place in the Nazi hierarchy is caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow the Führer.
SCHICK/GOODBYE BERLIN (15) 2016 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £19.99
Comedy drama adaptation of Wolfgang Herrndorf’s best-selling cult novel. In this
coming-of-age story of two friends steal a car and take the trip into the countryside in search of excitement and adventure.
TONI ERDMANN (15) 2016 GERMANY ADE, MAREN DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Award winning comedy, in which divorced music teacher Winfried tries to reconnect with his career-driven daughter Ines. To do this Winfried integrates himself into Ines work circle and takes on the alter ego of the practical joker ‘Toni Erdmann’ as a way of cheering her up.
VARIETÉ – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 1925  GERMANY  DUPONT, E.A. DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY  £19.99  
Boss Huller (Emil Jannings) tells his story from prison about how he and his lover Bertha-Marie (Lya De Putti) become famous trapeze artists.  However at the height of their fame  legendary  trapeze artist Artinelli (Warwick Ward)  seduces Berta-Marie .
WESTFRONT 1918/KAMERADSCHAFT – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 1930-1 GERMANY  PABST, GEORG W  DUAL FORMAT DVD-BLU RAY £24.99
‘Westfront 1918’ (1930) four German infantrymen suffer the hardships and insanity of trench warfare in the First World War.  ‘Kameradschaft’ (1931), is set in 1919,  a team of German miners risk their lives to save a group of French miners trapped underground in a mining explosion.

Catalan documentary – VAMPIR CUADECUC – released on dvd

Vampir CuadecucVAMPIR CUADECUC (E) 1971 SPAIN PORTABELLA, PERE IN CATALAN DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
Experimental documentary that follows the shooting of Jesús Franco’s ‘Count Dracula’ (1970) starring Christopher Lee, featuring behind-the-scenes footage of the production process accompanied by a soundtrack from Catalan artist and musician Carles Santos.

In Catalan with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
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French comedy drama – MA LOUTE/SLACK BAY – available on dvd

Slack BayMA LOUTE/SLACK BAY (15) 2016 FRANCE DUMONT, BRUNO £15.99
Comedy drama set in 1910, belle époque France, where the wealth Van Peteghem family find their lavish seaside summer holiday interrupted by the mysterious disappearances of several tourists.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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German film – MEIN BLIND DATE MIT DEM LEBEN/MY BLIND DATE WITH LIFE – released on dvd

My Blind Date With LifeMEIN BLIND DATE MIT DEM LEBEN/MY BLIND DATE WITH LIFE (15) 2017 GERMANY ROTHEMUND , MARC £19.99
Saliya is a promising student determined to achieve his dream of working at a prestigious luxury hotel despite losing the majority of his sight as a teenager. Deciding to hide the fact he is visually impaired, Saliya manages to land an apprenticeship at one of Munich’s top hotels and quickly becomes a respected member of the team.

However, after meeting and falling in love with Laura, Saliya’s elaborate scheme to hide his condition soon begins to fall apart.

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO MEIN BLIND DATE MIT DEM LEBEN

 

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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French comedy – GANGSTERDAM – available on dvd

GangsterdamGANGSTERDAM (15) 2017 FRANCE LÉVY, ROMAIN £19.99
Comedy about two students male who accompany fellow student Nora to Amsterdam. However on arriving in the city they discover Nora is a drugs smuggler and the three of them come to the attention of the ruthless mafia boss, played by Rutger Hauer.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO GANGSTERDAM

DVD available to buy at –

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French drama – LE PLAISIR – issued on 2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY SET

Le PlaisirLE PLAISIR (PG) FRANCE 1951 OPHULS, MAX 2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £22.99
Adapted of three short stories by Guy de Maupassant revolving around the theme of pleasure. In ‘Le Masque’ an old man dons a magic mask and becomes young again. In ‘La Maison Tellier’ a prostitute enjoys a moment of true romance, while in ‘Le Modèle’ an artist’s model marries the man who saves her from suicide.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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New French dvd releases for 2017

DVDs available from-

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NEW FRENCH DVD RELEASES 2017

À TROIS ON Y VA/ALL ABOUT THEM (18) FRANCE 2015 BONNELL, JÉRÔME  £15.99
  Twenty-somethings couple are both are cheating on each another, but neither is aware that they are doing it with the same person, Mélodie.
L’AMOUR D’UNE FEMME/LOVE OF A WOMAN (PG) 1953 FRANCE   GRÉMILLON, JEAN DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £24.99
   Marie, a young doctor who moves to work on the remote French island of Ushant.  Settling in well, she must make a difficulty decision when she falls for  handsome engineer André, who wants her to live with him on te mainland.
BELLE DE JOUR (18) 1967 FRANCE BUÑUEL, LUIS £16.99
 Two disc 50th anniversary edition of Buñuel biggest commercial success with Catherine Deneuve playing  Séverine, a beautiful, bored young wife of a wealthy Parisian surgeon, who becomes a high-class prostitute named Belle de Jour during the day.
LE BUREAU DES LÉGENDES/THE BUREAU: SEASON 1 (15) 2015 FRANCE ROCHANT, ERIC £19.99
 Box set of the first season of the French political drama.  French intelligence officer Malotru (Mathieu Kassovitz) returns to Paris from Syria.  He now  needs to reconnect with his estranged daughter and ex-wife,  adjust to life back at home, train an new recruit and work on the case of a  missing  undercover agent in Algeria
LE BUREAU DES LÉGENDES/THE  BUREAU: SEASON 2 (15) 2016 FRANCE ROCHANT, ERIC £19.99
  Malotru (Mathieu Kassovitz) has now been promoted to Deputy Director of the DGSE. His mission: to take down a French jihadist who has recently become the top ISIS executioner.
CASQUE D’OR (15) 1952 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES  DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
 Set during the Belle Époque in Paris among petty criminals and prostitutes and stars Simone Signoret .
CE QUI NOUS LIE/BACK TO BURGUNDY (15) 2017  FRANCE  KLAPISCH, CÉDRIC  £19.99
  After travelling the world for ten years, Jean returns to the  family vineyard after the death of his father dies. Here he reconnects with his family as they rediscover their roots.
CEZANNE ET MOI (15) 2016 FRANCE   THOMPSON, DANIÈLE £19.99
  The film focuses on the friendship between 19th century post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne and novelist Émile Zola.
LE CHAGRIN ET LA PITIÉ/SORROW AND THE PITY (E) FRANCE 1969  OPHULS, MARCEL   £24.99  
 Film combines interviews with archive footage to explore the reality of occupation of the industrial city Clermont-Ferrand by the Germans in World War Two.
THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER (12A)    CORBET, BRADY IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH £17.99
   Loosely based on Jean-Paul Sartre’s short story about a young American boy living a dysfunctional and unhappy childhood with his diplomat father in France just after the end of the First World War.  Here he becomes seduced by fascism.
LE CORRESPONDANT /EXCHANGE (15) 2016   FRANCE   SOUSSAN, JEAN-MICHEL BEN £18.99
 Encouraged by his German teacher to invite a German pen pal to stay in order to improve his language skills, school boy Malo hopes for a beautiful girl.  However, when his guest turns out to be headstrong punk Sasha, the pair struggle to get along as their friendship gets off on the wrong foot, in this French comedy.
LE DERNIER CARAVANSÉRAIL (ODYSSÉES) (E)  2006 FRANCE MNOUCHKINE, ARIANE £23.99
    Film of Théâtre du Soleil play about at the difficulties faced by political refugees in France.
LE DERNIER DIAMANT/LAST DIAMOND (15) 2014 FRANCE  BARBIER,  ERIC £15.99
  Professional safecracker played by Yvan Attal and Bérénice Bejo, are persuaded to do one more job,stealing the  137-carat Florentine diamond.
DIABOLO MENTHE/PEPPERMINT SODA (12) 1977 FRANCE KURYS, DIANE DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
  Coming of age debut film by Diane Kurys which offers an intricate view of adolescence in 1960s France.
L’ÉCONOMIE DU COUPLE/AFTER LOVE (12A) 2016 FRANCE  LAFOSSE, JOACHIM £15.99
After 15 years of being marriage  with two children,  Marie and Boris decide to divorce.  However Boris won’t leave their shared home as he tries to  hold on to what he has  already lost.
ÉDOUARD ET CAROLINE/EDWARD AND CAROLINE (TBA) 1951 FRANCE  BECKER, JACQUES DVD – £17.99  BLU RAY – £22.99
  Comedy about  husband and wife as they prepare to head to a party which results in an evening  of rows, fights and threats of divorce.
ELLE (18)    2016 FRANCE   VERHOEVEN, PAUL   £19.99
   Adapted from Philippe Djian’s novel. After a sexually assaulted in her own home, Michèle Leblanc (Isabelle Huppert) decides not to report the incident to the police but to hunt down the assailant on her own and so becoming  embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse which soon threatens to get out of hand.
ENNEMI PUBLIC 1/PUBLIC ENEMY: SEASON 1(15) 2016  BELGIUM IN FRENCH  £23.99
  After spending 20 years in prison, convicted child killer Guy Béranger (Bison) is released on parole and sent to stay with monks at Vielsart Abbey in the remote Ardennes region. When a young girl then disappears from the nearby village, the locals are outraged and quickly blame Béranger for the crime.
EVEN LOVERS GET THE BLUES (18) 2017  BELGIUM MICHELI , MICHELI IN FRENCH£15.99
 Drama about a group of 30-something friends living in Brussels,  who fall in and out of relationships until a tragedy upsets their hedonistic lifestyle.
LA FOLLE HISTOIRE DE MAX ET LÉON (12)  2016  FRANCE BARRÉ, JONATHAN    £19.99
 Buddy movie and comedy set in 1939.  Inseparable, utterly immature friends,  Max and Léon,  are in the army but decide to desert to return home to their old simple wine-drinking ways. But their desire to desert leads them to have many adventures,  joining the Free French Force, becoming secret agents and working for Vichy Ministry of Propaganda.
LA FILLE INCONNUE/UNKNOWN GIRL (15) 2016 FRANCE   DARDENNE, LUC & JEAN-PIERRE DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Dr. Jenny Davin  refuses a patient treatment, however when the patient is found dead the next day, the   Police turn to the doctor  for clues but without any useful information and feeling guilty about ignoring the woman’s pleas the night before, Devan takes it upon herself to find out more about the woman in question.
FRANTZ (12A) 2016 FRANCE  OZON,  FRANÇOIS   £15.99
   German woman Anna has lost her fiancé Frantz in the First World War. On one of her daily visits to his grave, a year after his death, she is startled by a young Frenchman named Adrien  who claims to know her late partner from their shared time studying in Paris together before the war.
FRANCOFONIA (12A) 2015 FRANCE  SOKUROV. ALEKSANDR DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
 The film looks at the  history of the Louvre,  from its  construction, to the Renaissance and the Nazi’s occupation of Paris in World War Two.  In Russian, French, German, English with English subtitles.
GANGSTERDAM (15)  2017 FRANCE  LÉVY, ROMAIN  £19.99
  Comedy about two students male  who accompany fellow student Nora to Amsterdam.   However on arriving in the city they discover Nora is a drugs smuggler and the three of them come to the attention of the ruthless mafia boss, played by Rutger Hauer.
GAUGUIN (15) 2017 FRANCE DELUC,EDOUARD   £19.99
 Film about French artist Paul Gaugin, who in 1891 leaves his family behind and heads for Tahiti, where he wants to rediscover painting free from the moral, political, and aesthetic codes of civilized Europe.
GUILLAUME, LA JEUNESSE DU CONQUÉRANT/ WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR (15) 2015 FRANCE  DRUGEON,FABIEN    £19.99
 The story of  William of Normandy’s childhood and his rise to becoming William the Conqueror.
LES HOMMES DE L’OMBRE/SPIN: SERIES 1 AND 2 (15) FRANCE 2016  £29.99
  French political drama about a former spin doctor helping a candidate beating Prime Minister in the upcoming presidential election.
LES HOMMES DE L’OMBRE/SPIN: SERIES 3  (15) FRANCE 2016  £19.99  
  Third and final series in which the race for the presidency enters its final stretch, Simon witnesses an assassination which threatens to throw the contest into chaos.
J’ACCUSE (12)  1938  FRANCE GANCE, ABEL  DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99 
  Acclaimed as one of cinema’s finest anti-war films.  Having experienced the horrors of the First World War, idealistic poet Jean Diaz turns to technology in a bid to prevent further barbarity. But a meddling and unscrupulous bureaucracy allows Jean’s plans to be hijacked as Europe slides towards another great conflict.
JEAN-LUC GODARD & JEAN-PIERRE GORIN: FIVE FILMS 1968-1971 (15) FRANCE   DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY – £59.99
  Collection of five films by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin.  Featrures – Un Film Comme Les Autres  (1968), British Sounds (1970),  Le Vent D’est (1970),  Lotte in Italia (1971) and Vladimir et Rosa (1971).
    UN FILM COMME LES AUTRES  (1968) – Workers at a car factory argue with revolutionary students about the  social upheaval caused by the 1968 French workers’ and students’ protests.
   BRITISH SOUNDS (1970) – Hour-long  experimental documentary made for London Weekend TV with a ten minute long tracking shot along a Ford factory floor, as a  narrator reads from The Communist Manifesto.
  LE VENT D’EST (1970) – The film analyzes the different components of the strike: the workers, the radical students, the union delegates who preach moderation and compromise, the employers who demand the immediate resumption of work, the police state that suppresses the strike on behalf of capitalism.
  LOTTE IN ITALIA (1971) – focuses on a young women Italian activist who has fallen prey to bourgeois ideology.
  VLADIMIR ET ROSA (1971) – The directors re-interpretation the Chicago Eight US anti-Vietnam War protests as defendants in the French revolutionary society, with Godard and Gorin play Lenin and Karl Rosa, respectively
JOURS DE FRANCE/FOUR DAYS IN FRANCE    2016 FRANCE REYBAUD, JÉRÔME £15.99
 Pierre suddenly decides to leaves everything behind to travel aimlessly through France, letting himself be guided only by the people and landscapes he encounters. Close behind is Pierre’s lover Paul how sets off to find him.
JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE/IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD (15) CANADA   2016    DOLAN, XAVIER DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
   Based on the play by Jean-Luc Lagarce  a writer returns to his hometown, planning on announcing his impending death to his family.
LOUIS MALLE COLLECTION (15) FRANCE    DVD – £69.99 BLU RAY – £79.99
  Collection of ten films directed by French film-maker Louis Malle.  Features – Lift to the Scaffold (1958), The Lovers (1958), Zazie Dans Le Métro  (1960), Le Feu Follet (1963),  Le Souffle Au Coeur/murmur of the Heart (1971), Lacome, Lucien  (1974), Black Moon (1975),My Dinner with Andre (1981), Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987), and Milou En Mai/Milou in May.
LOUIS MALLE DOCUMENTARY COLLECTION (15) FRANCE   £69.99
  Features – Vive le tour (1962),  Phantom India  (1969), Calcutta (1969), A Human Condition (1974), Place de la République  (1974), God’s Country (1985) and And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986).
LUC AND JEAN-PIERRE DARDENNE: THE EARLY WORKS (TBA) 1992 BELGIUM IN FRENCH £19.99
Double bill features –
Falsch (1987) Joe Falsch (Bruno Cremer), the sole Holocaust survivor of a Jewish family returns to Berlin 40 years after he left for New York in 1938. In the arrival lounge he comes face to face with the Ghosts of the Falsch family.
Je Pense à Vous (1992) follows the life of proud steelworker Fabrice (Robin Renucci) who is unable to cope with the closure of the factory he worked in.
MA LOUTE/SLACK BAY (15) 2016 FRANCE DUMONT, BRUNO   £15.99
 Comedy drama set in 1910, belle époque France, where the wealth Van Peteghem family find their lavish seaside summer holiday interrupted by the mysterious disappearances of several tourists.
MA VIE DE COURGETTE/MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (PG) 2015 FRANCE  BARRAS, CLAUDE   £17.99
    Adapted from the novel by Gilles Paris, this animated adventure tells the story of traumatised nine-year-old Courgette who is placed in a tough foster home after the sudden death of her mother. At the home Courgette befriends the other orphans and listens to their tragic tales.
MADAME DE .. (U)  1953 FRANCE  OPHULS, MAX   DUAL FORMAT EDITION   £19.99
 Based on the novel by Louise de Vilmorin about a doomed, obsessive romance set in 18th century France.
MAL DE PIERRES/FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON (15) 2016 FRANCE  GARCIA, NICOLE £18.99
   Romance set in 1950s France and based on the Milena Agus novel.   Free-spirited Gabrielle has to choose between her dependable Spanish farmer husband or  recovering war veteran André.
MALGRÉ LA NUIT/DESPITE THE NIGHT (18) 2015 FRANCE   GRANDRIEUX, PHILIPPE £15.99
  Visually experimental film in which  musician Lenz heads to Paris to searches for his lover.   However when he finally tracks her down he finds her devastated by a tragic loss and she has sought oblivion in the murky Parisian underworld.
LA MÉCANIQUE DE L’OMBRE/SCRIBE (15) 2016 FRANCE   KRUITHOF, THOMAS £15.99  Alcoholic unemployed accountant Duval  receives an unexpected job offer from the mysterious businessman Clement.  The job, to transcribing telephone conversations.  However, this leads to him overhearing a conversation describing a recent murder, leaving
  Duval in the middle of a major political conspiracy with little hope of escape.
MÉDECIN DE CAMPAGNE / IRREPLACEABLE (12) 2016 FRANCE LILTI, THOMAS   £15.99  
Irreplaceable country doctor  Jean-Pierre Werner (François Cluzet) becomes ill and a young doctor, Natalie, comes from the city to help him.  But can she adapt to this new life and be able to replace such a respected doctor.
MOLIÈRE  (E) 1978 FRANCE MNOUCHKINE, ARIANE £19.99
   Bio pic of  17th century playwright Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière.
MONTPARNASSE 19 (PG) 1958 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD – £14.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
 Set during the  tragic final years in the life of Italian painter and sculptor Amadeo Modigliani living in Paris. The film tells about his two muses and his
gradual descent into alcoholism and drug addiction.
LA MORT DE LOUIS XIV/THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV (12A)  2016  FRANCE  SERRA, ALBERT  £15.99
 Set in 1715, the film is an intimate portrait of the final days of King Louis XIV.
LA MORT EN CE JARDIN/ DEATH IN THE GARDEN (12) 1956 FRANCE  BUÑUEL,  LUIS DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY  £22.99
  Disparate group of adventurers, made up of two men and a woman, find themselves caught up in an uprising in a South American village were the government is trying to seize land. To flee they are forced to escape via the dangerous jungle in a desperate struggle for survival.
NI LE CIEL NI LA TERRE /NEITHER HEAVEN NOR EARTH (12) 2015 FRANCE  COGITORE , CLÉMENT £11.99
 Thriller set among French NATO troops in the mountains of Afghanistan.  While fighting the Taliban, as well as maintaining the fragile peace, Captain Antarès Bonassieu finds that fighters from both sides  begin mysteriously disappearing without a trace.
L’ODYSSÉE/ODYSSEY (PG)  2016  FRANCE   £13.99
 Film about adventurer Jacques Yves Cousteau.  Setting out to explore the oceans with his wife and eldest son, he leaves his younger son  Philippe at a boarding school.  However, Cousteau’s life is turned upside down when Philippe is killed in a plane crash.
PARIS PIEDS NUS/LOST IN PARIS (12A) 2016  FRANCE  ABEL, D/ GORDON , F £15.99
  After being told she will have to move to a care home, 80-year-old Canadian Martha asks her niece Fiona  to come to Paris to help her. When Fiona finally arrives in the French capital she discovers Martha has disappeared and sets out on a journey across the city to try and find her.
PHANTOM BOY (PG) 2016 FRANCE GAGNOL, A/ FELICIOLI, J-L £19.99 
  Animated film about young cancer patient who’s treatment gives him the ability to leave his body and float around New York City as a spirit and use his new powers to defeat crime.
LE PLAISIR (PG)  FRANCE  1951  OPHULS, MAX  2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY  £22.99
 Adapted of three short stories by Guy de Maupassant revolving around the theme of pleasure. In ‘Le Masque’ an old man dons a magic mask and becomes young again. In ‘La Maison Tellier’ a prostitute enjoys a moment of true romance, while in ‘Le Modèle’ an artist’s model marries the man who saves her from suicide.
PLEINS FEUX SUR L’ASSASSIN/SPOTLIGHT ON A MURDERER (15) 1961 FRANCE FRANJU, GEORGES DUAL FORMAT DVD – BLU RAY £24.99
  Count Hervé de Kerloguen has not long to live and,  to annoy his heirs, he decides to hide in a secret room in his castle to die. With no body the counts heirs cannot claim his fortune. However suddenly the heirs die one by one.  Is it murder or do they accidentally die?
DE PLUS BELLE/LADIES  (12) 2017 FRANCE   DAVAL, ANNE-GAËLLE  £19.99
  Romantic comedy about Lucie a single mother and breast cancer survivor. After joining  a dancing class she meets the charming but arrogant Clovis, as well as, the flamboyant dance teacher Dalila. Lucie starts to believe that her life has taken a turn for the better.
PRIMAIRE/ELEMENTARY (12) 2016  FRANCE  ANGEL, HÉLÈNE   £19.99
   Primary school teacher and single mother, Florence, faces her biggest challenge yet when troubled student Sacha is transferred to her class.
 
Sacha’s behavioural problems soon cause conflict in the class,  but Florence becomes determined to help him turn his troubled life around.  
PROBLEMOS (12) 2017 FRANCE  JUDOR, ERIC   £18.99
 Comedy in which Jeanne and Victor stop off at their friends hippie community
when a sudden pandemic strikes the world leaving them trapped there.
LES RAISINS DE LA MORT /GRAPES OF DEATH (18) 1978 FRANCE ROLLIN, JEAN  £12.99  
A young woman is stranded in a remote village, whose population has become infected by a deadly zombie virus.
RAW (18) 2016 FRANCE    DUCOURNAU, JULIA
 Horror and debut film from writer and director Julia Ducournau.
RÉPARER LES VIVANTS /HEAL THE LIVING (TBA) FRANCE 2015 QUILLÉVÉRÉ, KATELL DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
  Based on the acclaimed novel  Maylis de Kerangal. The death of a young surfers gives hope to a  50-year-old mother awaiting  a heart transplant in this remarkable ensemble drama.
RIFIFI (12) 1955 FRANCE   DASSIN, JULES   DVD – £12.99 BU RAY – £12.99
 Classic Noir about aging master thief who wants to retire after one last big robbery.
SAGE FEMME/MIDWIFE (12) 2017 FRANCE  PROVOST, MARTIN £15.99
  The stable life of midwife Claire Breton (Catherine Frot) is thrown into turmoil by the sudden reappearance of her late father’s former lover Béatrice Sobolevski (Catherine Deneuve), who abandoned both of them three decades earlier.
LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR/THE WAGES OF FEAR (PG) 1953 FRANCE B/W  CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES  2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY SET   £19.99
 Yves Montant stars in this compelling adventure thriller about two sets of rival truckers  moving nitroglycerine through the heat of the jungle and across the dangerous mountain roads of the Andes.
SEULS/ALONE (15) 2016 FRANCE  MOREAU , DAVID  £19.99
 Sci-fi drama where a group of teens find themselves the last people left on earth and must escape the mysterious threat that has made everyone else disappear.
SOUVENIR (12) 2016 FRANCE   DEFURNE,  BAVO   £19.99
 Isabelle Huppert plays a long forgotten European Song Contest runner-up who now works in a factory.  However fellow factory worker Jean, a 21-year-old  aspiring boxer want to help her  relaunch her career, in this film of love, redemption and second chances.
TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI  (15) 1954  FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD –   £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99 
Classic film noir based on the novel by Albert Siminon.   Staring Jean Gabin as an ageing gangster.
LE TROU  (12)   1960   FRANCE    BECKER,  JACQUES   DVD –   £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
 Based on the novel by former convict Jose Giovanni, Le Trou tells the true story of a group of inmates’ escape from a prison in Paris.
UNE CHANCE DE TROP/ NO SECOND CHANCE: THE COMPLETE SERIES (15) 2016 FRANCE £19.99 
 Based on the novel by Harlan Coben, this six-part thriller is about a woman who must decide how far she will go for vengeance.
LES VACANCES DU PETIT NICOLAS/NICOLAS ON HOLIDAY (PG) 2014 FRANCE  TIRARD, LAURENT £17.99
  French family comedy based on the 1950s comics by René Goscinny. On a  summer seaside holiday  with his parents and grandmother Nicolas quickly makes friends and new adventures.
VOYAGE À TRAVERS LE CINÉMA FRANÇAIS/A JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA (15) 2016 FRANCE  TAVERNIER,  BERTRAND £18.99
  Bertrand Tavernier  profiles a number of renowned directors, actors and writers as he discusses the influence they have had on his own career and also the role each has played in French cinema history.
WINTER WAR (15) 2007 FRANCE ABOUCAYA, DAVID £15.99
 Wintry Alsace in January 1945, a weary force of American and French paratroopers are faced with the difficult task of clearing an entrenched German force in extreme conditions.
Y’AURA T’IL DE LA NEIGE À NOËL?/WILL IT SNOW FOR CHRISTMAS? (12) 1997 FRANCE VEYSSET, SANDRINE    2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY SET   £19.99
   Unsentimental film about a  poor woman who lives on a farm in Southern France with her seven children. However the tyrannical and egotistic father of the children owns the farm and uses them as child labour. It is only the love of the woman for her children that allows them to endure their situation; but even for her, disenchantment has set in.

Pablo Larraín collection issued on dvd

Pablo LarraínPABLO LARRAÍN: THE COLLECTION (18) CHILE £38.99
Features – Fuga (2006), Tony Manero (2008) El Club (2015), Neruda (2016),
Santiago ’73/Post Mortem.

EL CLUB/THE CLUB (18) 2015 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO
Set in a small coastal town, four old Catholic priests live in exile under the watchful eye of a nun, Sister Monica serving time repenting an array of indecent acts from child abuse to abducting children. The arrival of a fifth disgraced priest disrupts the idyllic retreat.

FUGA (15) 2006 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO
Eliseo Montalbán is a Chilean composer committed to a asylum, where he scrawls his unfinished composition on the walls. When Argentine music student Ricardo discovers the composition he passes it off as his own. Years later, after Montalbán has left the mental hospital, Coppa tracks him down to apologise for plagiarising his symphony.

NERUDA (15) 2016 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO
Set in Santiago in 1948, Gael García Bernal plays inspector Oscar Peluchonneau, who is looking to arrest the poet Pablo Neruda for denouncing the Chilean government. However on meeting Peluchonneau, Neruda strikes up an unexpected friendship with the inspector, inspiring Neruda to pen a collection of poems. The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

TONY MANERO (18) 2008 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO
Gritty crime drama set in late 1970s Chile during the early years of the harsh dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

SANTIAGO ’73/POST MORTEM (15) 2010 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO
Set in 1973 during the last days of the rule of soon-to-be-overthrown President Salvador Allende. Alfredo Castro stars as Mario, a solitary morgue employee whose obsession with his next-door neighbour, cabaret dancer Nancy Puelma, unfolds against the backdrop of a nation on the verge of political and economic collapse.

In Spanish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/spanish-latin-american-films-on-dvd

AKI KAURISMÄKI COLLECTION out on dvd and Blu Ray

Aki KaurismäkiAKI KAURISMÄKI COLLECTION (15) FINLAND DVD – £69.99 BLU RAY £79.99

The collection contains:

Crime and Punishment (1983)

Calamari Union (1985)

Shadows in Paradise (1986)

Drifting Clouds (1996)

Hamlet Goes Business (1987)

La Vie de Bohème (1992)

Ariel (1988)

The Match Factory Girl (1990)

Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)

Total Balalaika Show (1994)

Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (1994)

Juha (1999)

The Man Without a Past (2002)

Lights in the Dusk (2006)

Le Havre (2011)

The Other Side of Hope (2017)

In Finnish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

 

Spanish film – RETOUR À ITHAQUE – out on dvd

Return to IthacaRETOUR À ITHAQUE/RETURN TO ITHACA (15) 2014 SPAIN CANTET, LAURENT £12.99
Amadeo has writer’s block, so after 16 years of exile, he return to Havana and is reunited with his friends.

The friends share the stories of how their lives have unfolding, they sing, laugh, dance together and reminisce about their youth and dreams for their future.

In Spanish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/spanish-latin-american-films-on-dvd

 

 

Italian documentary about Carlo Di Palma – ACQUA E ZUCCHERO: CARLO DI PALMA, I COLORI DELLA VITA/WATER AND SUGAR – CARLO DI PALMA, THE COLOURS OF LIFE – out on dvd

Water and Sugar.jpgACQUA E ZUCCHERO: CARLO DI PALMA, I COLORI DELLA VITA/WATER AND SUGAR – CARLO DI PALMA, THE COLOURS OF LIFE (EX) 2016 ITALY KAMKARI , FARIBORZ 15.99
Documentary focusing on the career of Italian cinematographer Carlo Di Palma. The son of a film camera operator and a flower seller on the Spanish Steps, Di Palma developed an interest in films at an early age and, despite his poor background, went on to work with influential directors including Michelangelo Antonioni, Woody Allen and Vittorio De Sica.

The film features interviews with film-makers including Ken Loach, Wim Wenders, Ettore Scola and Bernardo Bertolucci who discuss their appreciation of Di Palma’s contribution to cinema.

In Italian with English subtitles

 

Some recent Italian dvd releases

ATTACCO ALLO STATO/POLITICAL TARGET (15) 2006 ITALY SOAVI, MICHELE £9.99
Made-for-TV Italian crime drama based on a true story. The film follows the return of the terrorist organisation, the Red Brigades, after eleven years. An investigation is launched when political advisors Massimo D’Antona (Paolo Maria Scalondro) and Marco Biagi (Stefano Santospago) are murdered.
DELIVER US (E) 2016 ITALY DE GIACOMO, FEDERICA £12.99
Italian documentary by film-maker Federica De Giacomo focusing on the practice of exorcism in Italy and its clash with modern-day life.
LAMPEDUSA (12) 2016 ITALY £9.99
After moving to the small Italian island of Lampedusa, coast guard Serra finds himself dealing with migrants desperately trying to make it to Europe from northern Africa. With hundreds of people arriving each day, Serra and local reception centre officer Viola do their best to help as many people as they can.
SEX COWBOYS (18) 2016 ITALY GIOTTI, ADRIANO 15.99
Marla and Simone share a passionate, romantic relationship and an unbreakable bond, but are part of the ‘lost generation’, destined to live without a permanent employment, a fixed home and a defined lifestyle.

In Italian with English subtitles.