About julianwhiting

After obtaining a language degree many moons ago I went on to work at the largest UK language bookshop in London. In the 1990s I formed J Whiting Books. From the start the aim was to promote foreign languages and cultures, by selling books and dvds. J Whiting books has now been selling books and dvds for over 20 years, supplying individuals and institutions Worldwide. Worldonlinecinema.com is our internet presence, promoting and selling World Cinema titles, British Cinema on Dvd, Documentaries on Dvd and Literature on Dvd Our mission is to celebrate cultural diversity and bring a wider understanding of culture, gender and race.

French biographical drama – L’ODYSSÉE/ODYSSEY – available on dvd

OdysseyL’ODYSSÉE/ODYSSEY (PG) 2016 FRANCE £13.99
Film about adventurer Jacques Yves Cousteau. Setting out to explore the oceans with his eldest son and wife, 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.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

 

 

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French drama – Y’AURA T’IL DE LA NEIGE À NOËL?/WILL IT SNOW FOR CHRISTMAS? – issued on 2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY SET

Will It Snow for ChristmasY’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.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

 

Bertrand Tavernier’s profile of French cinema – VOYAGE À TRAVERS LE CINÉMA FRANÇAIS -out on dvd

A Journey Through French CinemaVOYAGE 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.

Featuring archive clips and rare behind-the-scenes footage, the film focuses on key figures such as Jacques Becker, Claude Chabrol and Jean-Paul Belmondo.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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French comedy – PROBLEMOS – issued on dvd

ProblemosPROBLEMOS (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.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO PROBLEMOS

 

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

 

Jacques Becker’s – MONTPARNASSE 19 – released on dvd and Blu Ray

MONTPARNASSE 19MONTPARNASSE 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.

In French with English subtitles

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the feature, from materials supplied by Gaumont
• Original 1.0 mono sound
• Optional English subtitles
• Jacques Becker and the Artistic Condition, a 55-minute documentary on the making of Montparnasse 19 featuring interviews with Anouk Aimée, Françoise Fabian and Jean Becker
• Newly filmed appreciation of the film by Ginette Vincendeau, author of The BFI Companion to French Cinema and Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin

DVD available to buy at –

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French comedy – PARIS PIEDS NUS/LOST IN PARIS – issued on dvd

Lost in ParisPARIS 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.

However, after getting lost, falling in the river and losing her papers, Fiona runs into homeless man Dom who vows to help her with her quest.

In French with English subtitles

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO PARIS PIEDS NUS

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO PARIS PIEDS NUS

DVD available to buy at –

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French romantic comedy – DE PLUS BELLE/LADIES -issued on dvd

LadiesDE 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.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO DE PLUS BELLE

DVD available to buy at –

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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

 

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

 

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

 

DVD available to buy at –

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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 –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

 

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 –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds