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.

Jacques Becker’s films re-issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Casque d'OrCASQUE 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.

When Georges Manda falls for Marie, he faces the wrath of her boyfriend, the petty crook Roland. Gang boss Felix, who secretly lusts after Marie, orders the two to fight it out for her hand, hoping to eliminate his love rivals.

When his boyhood friend is subsequently framed for the murder, Georges, not realising Felix’s involvement, does the decent thing and turns himself in to the police. However, when Georges then discovers Felix’s role in his downfall, he escapes from custody and sets out on a mission to get his revenge.

Edward and CarolineÉDOUARD ET CAROLINE/EDWARD AND CAROLINE (12) 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.

Edouard and Caroline prepare to head to a party hosted by Caroline’s rich uncle Claude. With pianist husband Edouard expected to perform at the event, he wants the couple to be looking their best in a bid to impress Claude and his guests.

Le TrouLE 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.

Wrongly convicted of the murder of his wife, Gaspard Claude is sent to Paris’s notorious Sante Prison, sharing a cell with four hardened criminals. Gaspard soon learns that his new cellmates have been planning a prison break and have begun digging a tunnel in an ambitious attempt to escape.

However, despite initially going along with the plan, Gaspard begins to have second thoughts when the guards inform him he is to be released soon.

Touchez Pas Au GrisbiTOUCHEZ 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.

Max and his colleague Riton, has stolen 50 million francs in gold bars. However rival gang boss Angelo is also after the gold.

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In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

Isabelle Huppert French film – SOUVENIR – available on dvd

SouvenirSOUVENIR (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.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO SOUVENIR

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO SOUVENIR

FLEMISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO SOUVENIR

DVD available to buy at –

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

PLEINS FEUX SUR L’ASSASSIN – issued on Dual format dvd/Blu Ray

Spotlight On a MurdererPLEINS 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?

In French with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Spanish film – EL PASTOR/THE SHEPHERD – out on dvd

ShepherdEL PASTOR/THE SHEPHERD (15) 2006 SPAIN BURLEY, JONATHAN CENZUAL £15.99
A psychological drama and a parable of corporate greed, in which middle-aged shepherd, Anselmo, refused to sell his land to a property developer.

However the shepherds disdain for money is much to the annoyance of this neighbours who are all set to gain if Anselmo sells his land.

 

In Spanish with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

 

Spanish film – UIO: SÁCAME A PASEAR/TAKE ME FOR A RIDE – out on dvd

Take Me for a RideUIO: SÁCAME A PASEAR/TAKE ME FOR A RIDE (15) 2016 ECUADOR RUEDA, MICAELA £15.99
Teenager Sara is in her final year of high school but has never managed to fit in with her classmates and remains an outsider to most of her peers, but that all changes when she meets Andrea. They instantly bond which quickly escalates into a passionate romance.

However, when photos of the pair together are published on the Internet their new relationship comes under strain leaving them with some difficult choices to make.

In Spanish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Japanese film – SAGA OF ANATAHAN – issued as Dual Format Dvd/Blu Ray

Saga of AnatahanTHE SAGA OF ANATAHAN – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (15) 1953 JAPAN STERNBERG , JOSEF VON DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £19.99
A group of Second World War Japanese sailors are shipwrecked and stranded on the isolated island of Anatahan. The only inhabitants are the manager of an abandoned plantation and an attractive young Japanese woman.

Stranded for seven years discipline and rationality slowly breaks down and a power struggle for control of the island and the sole woman develops.

In Japanese with English subtitles

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

Finnish film – OTHER SIDE OF HOPE – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Other Side of HopeOTHER SIDE OF HOPE (12) 2017 FINLAND KAURISMÄKI, AKI DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Comedy drama about Syrian asylum seeker Khaled looking for work and travelling salesman Wikström who has won a restaurant in a game of poker who wants to help Khaled.

 

In Finnish with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Oscar nomination comedy – MATRIMONIO ALL’ITALIANA/MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Marriage Italian StyleMATRIMONIO ALL’ITALIANA/MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE (15) 1964 ITALY DE SICA, VITTORIO DVD – £13.99 BLU RAY £17.99
Oscar nomination comedy in which rich married Domenico promises his dying mistress, Filumena (played by Sophia Loren), that he will marry her if she survives. She survives and holds him to his promise. Once married Filumena moves her three grown sons into their marital home. Finally she has become master of the house.

In Italian with English subtitles.

 

 

 

Spanish series -SÉ QUIÉN ERES 1/I KNOW WHO YOU ARE: SEASON 1 – released on dvd

I Know Who You AreSÉ QUIÉN ERES 1/I KNOW WHO YOU ARE: SEASON 1 (15) 2017 SPAIN FREIXAS, PAU £24.99
16 part series in which prestigious lawyer Juan is injured in a serious car accident, with subsequent memory loss. However, when traces of blood belonging to Juan’s missing niece are discovered in the wreckage, the police begin to suspect Juan could be responsible for her murder.

In Spanish with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Danish crima drama – DICTE – CRIME REPORTER: SEASON TWO – issued on dvd

DICHE 2DICTE – CRIME REPORTER: SEASON ONE (18) DENMARK £18.99
Recently divorce crime reporter Dicte Svendsen personal life is in a mess and to compensate she immerses herself by investigating political corruption and organised crime.

In Danish with English subtitles

Episodes featured in series one are
‘Personal: Part 1’, ‘Personal: Part 2’, ‘Deductible: Part 1’, ‘Deductible: Part 2’, ‘Hidden Defects: Part 1’, ‘Hidden Defects: Part 2’, ‘Life and Body: Part 1’, ‘Life and Body: Part 2’, ‘Violence and Power: Part 1’ and ‘Violence and Power: Part 2’.

 

Dicte - 1DICTE – CRIME REPORTER: SEASON TWO (18) DENMARK £24.99
Second series featuring crime reporter Dicte Svendsen

In Danish with English subtitles

Episodes featured in Series Two are –
The episodes are: ‘Dreams and Diamonds: Part 1’, ‘Dreams and Diamonds: Part 2’, ‘Passion and Handcuffs: Part 1’, ‘Passion and Handcuffs: Part 2’, ‘Closeness and Distance: Part 1’, ‘Closeness and Distance: Part 2’, ‘Means and Ends: Part 1’, ‘Means and Ends: Part 2’, ‘Right and Responsibility: Part 1’ and ‘Right and Responsibility: Part 2’.

DICHE 1-2DICTE – CRIME REPORTER: SEASONS ONE AND TWO (18) 2014 DENMARK £39.99
All 20 episodes from the first two series of the Danish crime drama.

In Danish with English subtitles

Episodes featured –

Season 1: ‘Personal: Part 1’, ‘Personal: Part 2’, ‘Deductible: Part 1’, ‘Deductible: Part 2’, ‘Hidden Defects: Part 1’, ‘Hidden Defects: Part 2’, ‘Life and Body: Part 1’, ‘Life and Body: Part 2’, ‘Violence and Power: Part 1’ and ‘Violence and Power: Part 2’.

Season 2: ‘Dreams and Diamonds: Part 1’, ‘Dreams and Diamonds: Part 2’, ‘Passion and Handcuffs: Part 1’, ‘Passion and Handcuffs: Part 2’, ‘Closeness and Distance: Part 1’, ‘Closeness and Distance: Part 2’, ‘Means and Ends: Part 1’, ‘Means and Ends: Part 2’, ‘Right and Responsibility: Part 1’ and ‘Right and Responsibility: Part 2’.

DVD available to buy at –

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

Egyptian film – CLASH – out on dvd and Blu Ray

ClashCLASH (15) 2016 EGYPT DIAB, MOHAMED DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Set entirely in the back of a police van which is transferring demonstrators and journalists from different political and social backgrounds through the streets of Cairo while the city is in turmoil as the civil war unfolding around them. As they transverse the city the occupants of the van begin to clash as their political and religious beliefs become known.

In Arabic with English subtitles

Guardian review – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/may/13/clash-review-egyptian-revolution

DVD available to buy from –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

 

Syrian set Arabic film – BORDER – issued on dvd

BorderBORDER (12) 2013 SYRIA/ITALY CREMONINI, ALESSIO IN ARABIC £9.99
Independent Arabic-language drama, which cast first-time Syrian born actors Sara El Debuch and Dana Keilani, as two devout Muslims sister living in Syria and  who are forced to flee to Turkey with the aid of a friend.

In Arabic with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES RELEASES ON DVD FOR AUGUST 2017

A GOOD DAY TO DIE (E) 2016 £13.99
Film about British war photographer Jason P. Howe, from capturing images of the Colombian conflict between FARC guerrilla fighters as well as photographing front line British troops in Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan, before he was banned from the front line by the British Ministry of Defence.
BRIAN WILSON: THE SECOND WAVE – AFTER THE SURF (E) 2017
The film focusing on the career of Brian Wilson from the 1970s onwards.
DRIES (E) 2017 HOLZEMER, REINER £15.99
Documentary about the life and career of Belgian fashion designer Dries van Noten. Rarely in the spotlight he has risen to become one of the titans of the fashion world thanks to his championing of cerebral and eccentric styles.
EUROCRIME! THE ITALIAN COP AND GANGSTER FILMS THAT RULED THE ’70S (18) 2012 MALLOY, MIKE £12.99
Documentary exploring the violent Italian crime films of the 1970s. Actors from the films talk about the infamous productions including the problems they faced due to rushed shooting schedules, dangerous stunts and brutal action sequences. They also share their view of the violence prevalent in Italian society during the decade which the genre of films sought to represent.
EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY: THE ART FILMS OF JAMES SCOTT (15) 1984 £22.99
Collection of films by the multi-talented film-maker and artist James Scott. From experimental art documentaries on key figures of the 1960s to avant-garde political films and an Academy Award-winning short film. The collection includes: ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ (1984), ‘The Great Ice Cream Robbery’ (1971), ‘Love’s Presentation’ (1966), ‘Living Artists: R B Kitaj’ (1967), ‘Richard Hamilton’ (1969) and ‘Chance, History, Art…’ (1980).
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (12) 2017 PECK, RAOUL £13.99
US race relations as seen through the eyes of African American writer and social critic James Baldwin. Features interviews with the writer as he discusses the issue of racism in America and influential civil rights leaders such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
PUBLIC INFORMATION FILMS OF THE BRITISH HOME FRONT 1939-1945 (E) £24.99
Ministry of Information films designed to encouraging a greater effort from the Home Front.
RISK (15) 2016 POITRAS, LAURA £15.99
The film examines the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and how he came to be an internationally notorious figure.
THE SEASONS IN QUINCY – FOUR PORTRAITS OF JOHN BERGER (12A) 2016 £15.99
Split into four segments, directed by Bartek Dziadosz, Christopher Roth, Colin MacCabe and Tilda Swinton respectively, the film explores various aspects of Berger’s life.
SHOT! THE PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL MANTRA OF ROCK (TBA) 2016 CLAY, BARNEY £12.99
Film about photographer Mick Rock, who charted the rock and roll legends such as Iggy Pop, Lou Reed and Queen, as well as personal photographer to David Bowie.
WATCHMAKER’S APPRENTICE (E) 2015 ARMSTRONG, DAVID £17.99
Documentary about renowned watchmakers Dr. George Daniels and Roger Smith. The story tells of Dr. George Daniels’ journey from Dickensian poverty to becoming one of the finest watchmakers of his time. His fame led young watchmaker Roger Smith to seek him out, hoping to learn the craft under the guidance of Daniels.
WILLIAMS (15) 2017 MATTHEWS, MORGAN £15.99
Documentary focusing on the Williams Formula One team and its founder Sir Frank Williams.

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

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

 

Italian Film Resources Page.

Links to Free Online Italian fim resouces

Below I have created an extensive list of resources for German films. Hopefully it will of use for those interested in German cinema and to that end I would like to thank the people/organisations would produced them.

Also don’t forget to order the dvds from Worldonlinecinema.com, a small, over 20 year old company, that is  trying to keep an interest in German language and culture alive in the UK.

We are not a internet behemoth that wants to sell all things at the cheapest price, but a company with a love of the subject.

Any suggestions and comments please let me know.

 

 

I CENTO PASSI (15) 2000 ITALY GIORDANA, MARCO TULLIO £19.99
Set in the 1970s, in a small Sicilian town, a young left-wing activist denounces the activities of a local Mafia family. 30 year later the activist is killed and the Mafia is implicated.

ITALIAN NOTES TO I CENTO PASSI 1

ITALIAN NOTES TO I CENTO PASSI

CESARA DEVE MORIRE/CAESAR MUST DIE (12) 2012 ITALY TAVIANI PAOLO & VITTORIO £15.99
Award-winning documentary from renowned Italian filmmakers the Taviani brothers following a production of Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’ by a group of incarcerated criminals.

ENGLISH NOTES TO CESARA DEVE MORIRE

LA GRANDE BELLEZZA/THE GREAT BEAUTY (15) 2013 ITALY SORRENTINO PAOLO £15.99
Accomplished journalist learns of the death of a former lover and is confronted with the fragility of life.

ITALIAN NOTES TO LA GRANDE BELLEZZA

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO LA GRANDE BELLEZZA

NUOVO CINEMA PARADISO/CINEMA PARADISO (PG) 1988 ITALY TORNATORE, GUISEPPE £19.99
The story of a wise old cinema projectionist’s influence on the life of small town Sicilian boy

ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO NUOVO CINEMA PARADISO

IL POSTINO (U) 1995 ITALY RADFORD, MICHAEL £19.99
Oscar winning film, set on a remote Mediterranean island, where a young postman delivers letters to exiled poet Pablo Neruda and the two become friends.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE TO IL POSTINO

LA VITA È BELLA /LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (PG) 1998 ITALY ROBERTO BENIGNI £19.99
Oscar winning film about a charming but bumbling Jewish waiter who must rely on his strengths to protect his family during the Second World War.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE TO LA VITA È BELLA

ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE TO LA VITA È BELLA

COMPLETE ITALIAN LIST AT
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/italian-films-on-dvd

ALL DVDS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES , UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

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DVDS available to buy from – 

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