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.

LOUIS MALLE DOCUMENTARY COLLECTION – out on 10 dvd set

Louis Malle Documentaries CollectionLOUIS MALLE DOCUMENTARY COLLECTION (15) FRANCE   £69.99
  Features –

   VIVE LE TOUR (1962) follows the riders of the Tour de France in 1962.

   PHANTOM INDIA (1969) is a seven-part series in which Malle travels around India.

   CALCUTTA (1969) consists of visuals of the Indian city Calcutta

   A HUMAN CONDITION (1974) depicts the production of Citroen cars at a factory in northern France.

   PLACE DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE (1974) documents the many individuals who spend their days in the Place de la République in Paris.

   GOD’S COUNTRY (1985) focuses on the town of Glencoe, Minnesota and its struggling farming community.

   …AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (1986) Malle examines the experiences of immigrants in the US in the 1980s.

 

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

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LOUIS MALLE COLLECTION out on dvd and Blu Ray

Louis Malle Features CollectionLOUIS MALLE COLLECTION (15) FRANCE    DVD – £69.99 BLU RAY – £79.99
  Collection of ten films directed by French film-maker Louis Malle.
Features –

   ASCENSEUR POUR L’ÉCHAFAUD/LIFT TO THE SCAFFOLD 1958
Malle’s debut feature is a tense thriller starring Jeanne Moreau and Julian Tavernier

   LES AMANTS/LOVERS 1958
Jeanne Moreau stars as a middle-class wife and mother who is bored with her life. But she is awakened when she meets Bernard a younger man with whom she embarks on an affair.

   ZAZIE DANS LE MÉTRO (1960)
Ten-year-old Zazie wants to ride on the Paris Métro during her holidays. But trouble erupts when the metro is hit by a 24 hour strike.

  LE FEU FOLLET (1963)
Suicidal man spends 24 hours wandering through Paris and visiting old friends one last time, hoping to find some meaning to life and a reason to go on living.

   LE SOUFFLE AU COEUR/MURMUR OF THE HEART (1971)
Set in 1954 the film combines elements of comedy, drama, and autobiography in a candid portrait of a precocious adolescent boy’s sexual awakening.

   LACOME, LUCIEN (1974)
One of the first French films to deal with the collaboration during the Nazi occupation.

  BLACK MOON (1975)
Teenager Lily finds herself in a world where there is an ongoing war between males and females and flees to the countryside to escape.

   MY DINNER WITH ANDRE (1981)
Film set during a dinner conversation between theatre director Andre Gregory and actor-playwright Wallace Shawn, two friends who are catching up with each other after six years without contact.

   AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (1987)
Wartime drama set in a wintry catholic boarding school. The film probes the relationship between a young student and his reserved new Jewish classmate, who is hiding from the Germans.

   MILOU EN MAI/MILOU IN MAY (1990)
Set to the back drop of political upheaval of 1968 France, a family squabble over the estate of a deceased relative.

In French with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

German coming-of-age drama – DIE MITTE DER WELT/CENTRE OF MY WORLD – issued on dvd

 

centre of the worldDIE 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.

In German with English subtitles

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO DIE MITTE DER WELT

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

 

French school drama – PRIMAIRE/ELEMENTARY – out on dvd

ElementaryPRIMAIRE/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.

However, by helping Sacha, Florence’s own son starts to feel neglected.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Some recent Scandinavia dvds release

BLACK LAKE: THE COMPLETE SERIES ONE (15) 2016 SWEDEN £22.99
Johan gathers his friends together for a trip to the abandoned Black Lake ski resort, which he hopes to reopen. However, during their stay at the remote hotel, the group is plagued by a succession of unexplainable and frightening events which lead them to discover the real reason Black Lake was abandoned.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DARKLAND (15) 2017 DENMARK AHMAD, FENAR £19.99
Zaid, who has emerged from a troubled background to become a successful doctor, finds he is drawn into another world when is brother is murdered by a local drug gang. Zaid teams up with old acquaintances to avenge his brothers death.

In Danish with English subtitles

LAND OF MINE (15) 2015 DENMARK ZANDVLIET, MARTIN £14.99
After Germany’s surrender in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners are handed over to Danish sergeant Carl Leopold Rasmussen to clear the Danish coastline of thousands of live landmines. Promising them that they will be free to return home once the job is done, Rasmussen quickly sends the boys out onto the beaches to begin their dangerous assignment.

However, as the group’s inexperience starts to show, Carl soon finds himself forming a strong bond with his young charges as they attempt to carry on with their daunting task.

In Danish with English subtitles

LOUIS AND LUCA – THE BIG CHEESE RACE (U) 2015 NORWAY SIVERTSEN , RASMUS A. £14.99
Animated childrens film in which Louis makes a large bet that his team will win the Cheese Race. With his best buddy Luca the Hedgehog and clever Alfie on his team Louis believes they are unbeatable.

In Norwegian with English subtitles

A MAN CALLED OVE (15) 2015 SWEDEN HOLM, HANNES £17.99
Comedy drama adapted from Fredrik Backman’s novel. Spending his days visiting his wife’s grave and doing his best to avoid those closest to him, surly 59-year-old widow Ove has earned a reputation amongst his neighbours for his bad temper and strict principles. However, when pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the home opposite, Ove’s life takes an unexpected turn for the better.

In Swedish with English subtitles

THE OATH (15) 2016 ICELAND KORMÁKUR, BALTASAR £18.99
Icelandic thriller which follows a desperate father as he attempts to free his eldest daughter from the clutches of her drug dealing boyfriend.

In Icelandic with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

Estonian drama – THE FENCER – out on dvd

FencerTHE FENCER (PG) 2015 ESTONIA HÄRÖ, KLAUS £15.99
Set in 1953 Endel flees the secret police in Leningrad and moves to the small town of Haapsulu where he takes up a post as a PE teacher and starts teaching the kids to fence in defiance of the school head who wants the sport banned. To do this the head digs into Endel past.

In Estonian, Russian and Armenian with English subtitles.

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/russian-and-eastern-european-films-on-dvd

 

NEW DOCUMENTARY RELEASES ON DVD FOR OCTOBER 2017

 

ACQUA 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.
CITY OF GHOSTS (18) 2017 HEINEMAN, MATTHEW £15.99
Documentary about the resistance group known as Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) and their fight against Islamic State.
DAVID LYNCH – THE ART LIFE (15) NGUYEN, JON £18.99
Film exploring the life and career of renowned film-maker and screenwriter David Lynch.
DISPOSSESSION – THE GREAT SOCIAL HOUSING SWINDLE (E) 2017 SNG, PAUL £15.99
Maxine Peake narrates this documentary which focuses on the UK’s failed housing policy. The film traces the root of the current social housing crisis back to the introduction of the Right to Buy scheme implemented by Margaret Thatcher and the Conservatives in the 1970s.
INSIDE THE FREEMASONS (E) 2017 £19.99
Five-part Sky documentary on the Freemasons.
VAMPIR 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
THE VIETNAM WAR – A FILM BY KEN BURNS & LYNN NOVICK (E) £69.99
Ten-part documentary series, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, about the Vietnam War. Featuring rare archival footage, the documentary looks at the lives of the people who fought on both sides of the war and examines how the controversial combat altered American history.
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.

DVDs available to buy from J.Whiting Books/Worldonlinecinema.com at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

Chinese comedy drama – I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY – issued on dvd

I Am Not Madame BovaryI AM NOT MADAME BOVARY (12) 2016 CHINA FENG, XIAOGANG IN MANDARIN £15.99
Comedy drama based on Zhenyun Liu novel. Qin cheats on his wife to get an apartment and marris another women. His enraged first wife Li is determined to get revenge by taking her case to top government officials in Beijing.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

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

 

 

French comedy – LE CORRESPONDANT /EXCHANGE – available on dvd

ExchangeLE 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.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Two disc 50th anniversary edition of Buñuel biggest commercial – BELLE DE JOUR – issued on dvd

Belle De JourBELLE 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.

Belle de Jour lifestyle seems to be bound up with childhood abuse, which Buñuel indicates by
disturbing flashbacks and dreams

In French with English subtitles

Special Features

Interactive Menus

Bonus Footage

Trailers

Interviews: Jean-Claude Carrière (Writer)

Commentary: Professor Peter W. Evans

Other Documentary: ‘The Last Script’, ‘A Story of Perversion or Emancipation?’

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

L’AMOUR D’UNE FEMME/LOVE OF A WOMAN out on dual format dvd/Blu Ray

Love of a WomanL’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.

to take up a new job. After initially struggling to win favour with the locals, Marie soon becomes a respected member of the small community and begins enjoying her new life.

However, when she meets and falls forLorenzi (Massimo Girotti), Marie must make some difficult choices as she decides whether or not to remain on Ushant or return to the mainland with André. The cast also includes Gaby Morlay, Paolo Stoppa and Marc Cassot.

In french with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s soap opera – ACHT STUNDEN SIND KEIN TAG/8 HOURS DON’T MAKE A DAY – out on dual format dvd/Blu Ray

8 HoursACHT 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, focussing on skilled worker Jochen and his new girlfriend, Marion (Hanna Schygulla)

The episodes are: ‘Jochen and Marion’, ‘Oma and Gregor’, ‘Franz and Ernst’, ‘Harald and Monika’ and ‘Irmgard and Rolf’.

In German with English subtitles

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

Brand new restoration of all five episodes by the Fassbinder Foundation

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

Original German mono soundtracks

Optional English subtitles

Fassbinder, a feature-length 2015 documentary on the director featuring interviews with Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, Volker Schlöndorff and others

Brand-new retrospective featurette on Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, featuring interviews with Schygulla, Hermann, Wolfgang Schenck, Hans Hirschmüller and others, and directed by Juliane Lorenz, head of the Fassbinder Foundation

60-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by David Jenkins and a new interview with Juliane Lorenz, plus archival essays by Manuel Alvarado and Christian Braad Thomsen

DVD available to buy at –

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

Japanese film – MOURNING FOREST – issued as Dual Format Dvd/Blu Ray

Mourning ForestTHE MOURNING FOREST – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (12) 2007 JAPAN KAWASE, NAOMI DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £17.99
Young nurse Machiko, who works in a nursing and is grieving over the death of her child. At the home she strikes up a close bond with elderly dementia suffering man and they take a trip out into the countryside together when their car breaks down in a forest. Stranded the two embark upon an unexpected journey through memories and grief, fueled by their strange surroundings.

In Japanese with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/japanese-films-on-dvd

 

French animated film – MA VIE DE COURGETTE/MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE – issued on dvd

My Life As a CourgetteMA 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.

However, when Camille’s shady aunt tries to take her from the home, Courgette and his new friends are forced to spring into action and save him from the aunt.

In French withy English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILMS NOTES TO MA VIE DE COURGETTE

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO MA VIE DE COURGETTE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO MA VIE DE COURGETTE

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/ INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION SEVEN released on dvd

INSPECTOR MONTALBANO7IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/ INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION SEVEN (15) ITALY £23.99
Seventh volume of episodes from the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri.
Features the episodes – ‘A Delicate Matter’, ‘The Mud Pyramid’, ‘A Nest of Vipers’ and ‘According to Protocol’.

In Italian with English subtitles

ALSO AVAILABLE ON DVD

IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION ONE (15)    ITALY     £19.99
   Four episodes of the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri.   The episodes are:
 ‘The Snack Thief’, ‘The Voice of the Violin’, ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘The Mystery of the Terracotta Dog’.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION TWO (15)    ITALY     £24.99
   Four episodes of the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri.  The episodes are: 
‘The Artist’s Touch’, ‘A Trip to Tindari’, ‘The Sense of Touch’, ‘Montalbano’s Croquettes’, ‘The Scent of the Night’ and ‘The Cat and the Goldfinch’.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION THREE (15)    ITALY     £19.99
Four episodes of the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri.  The episodes are:
 ‘Turning Point’, ‘Equal Time’, ‘The Spider’s Patience’ and ‘Find the Lady’.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION FOUR (15) ITALY         £19.99
Features ‘August Flame’, ‘The Wings of the Sphinx’, ‘Track of Sand’ and ‘Paper Moon’..

IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION FIVE (15) ITALY         £19.99
Features ‘The Age of Doubt’, ‘The Gull’s Dance’, ‘The Potter’s Field’ and ‘Treasure Hunt’.

IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION. SIX  (15) ITALY         £19.99
    Features ‘Angelica’s Smile’, ‘Hall of Mirrors’, ‘A Voice in the Night’ and ‘A Ray of Light’.