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.

Japanese comedy -LOVE & PEACE – released on dvd

Love & PeaceLOVE & PEACE (15) 2015 JAPAN SONO, SION £14.99
Comedy drama about shy bullied office worker who is forced to flush his pet turtle down the toilet, but when it reappears from the sewers with magic powers it transform his owner’s dreams into reality.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

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

 

Polish biopic -PAPUSZA – available on dvd

PAPUSZAPAPUSZA (15) 2013 POLAND KRAUZE,K/KOS-KRAUZE J £15.99
Biopic based on the life of Polish-Romani poet Bronislawa Wajs.

Literate from a young age, even though her family forbade her from reading, Papusza marries at 15 and becomes a singer. In 1949, poet Jerzy Ficowski hears her performing and translates her lyrics from Romani to Polish and publishes them.

Papusza new found fame destroys her home life while she is rejected by the gypsy community.

In Polish with English subtitles

Read more on the poet Papusza

Download pressbook

Download photos (zipfile)

Download hi-res jpeg of poster

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

 

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Turkish film – MUSTANG – released on dvd

MustangMUSTANG (15) 2015 TURKEY ERGÜVEN, DENIZ GAMZE
DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Nominated for best foreign language film at the 2015 Oscars the film is the story of five orphaned sisters living in a remote Turkish village who become part of a scandal after an innocent trip to the beach with some of their male classmates.

Accused of frolicking by neighbours, the sisters are made to suffer at the hands of their uncle and forced by their grandmother to remain in the house to learn important domestic skills before having suitable husbands chosen for them.

 

In Turkish with English subtitles

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

 

 

 

French crime series – DISPARUE – issued on dvd

DISAPPEARANCEDISPARUE /DISAPPEARANCE (15) 2015 FRANCE £28.99
All eight episodes from the French drama series starring Francois-Xavier Demaison as Bertrand Molina, a detective sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a young teenager at a music festival in Lyon.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available from www.worldonlinecinema.com/

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

 

NEW JULY 2016 DOCUMENTARIES ON DVD

AROUND CHINA WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (U) 2015 £15.99
Taken from a variety amateur and professional footage in the BFI National Archives, the films cover the years 1900-1948.
FACING ALI (15) 2009 MCCORMACK, PETE £17.99
Tribute to boxer Muhammad Ali, based around interviews with his former rivals.
FIRE AT SEA (12A) 2016 ITALY ROSI, GIANFRANCO £15.99
Documentary centred on the Italian island of Lampedusa where 6,000 Sicilians are joined by hundreds of desperate migrants who arrive on their shores every week .
I AM BELFAST (12) 2015 COUSINS, MARK DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £19.99
Ode to past and present Belfast in which the director walked every street of the city with his camera.
INSIDE OBAMA’S WHITE HOUSE (12) 2016 £19.99
Four-part BBC documentary series which examines President Barack Obama’s time in office.
JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER: 12 EARLY WORKS (PG) £12.99
Collection of 12 documentaries – ‘Light Test’ (1995), ‘Camera Test’ (1995), ‘Hugh’ (1995), ‘The Challenge of Manufacturing’ (1996), ‘These Places We’ve Learned to Call Home’ (1996), ‘The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase’ (1997), ‘Land of Enchantment’ (2000), ‘The Globalisation Tapes’ (2002), ‘Market Update’ (2002), ‘A Brief History of Paradise As Told By the Cockroaches’ (2002), ‘Muzak – A Tool of Management’ (2002) and ‘Postcard from Sun City, Arizona’ (2003).
THE KENNEDYS’ IRISH MAFIA (E) £14.99
Award-winning documentary about the Irish Mafia who surrounded and advised American President John F. Kennedy.
MAPPLETHORPE – LOOK AT THE PICTURES BARBATO,R/BAILE, F £15.99
A look at the life of controversial artist Robert Mapplethorpe .
THE MEDALS OF WORLD WAR II (E) £12.99
Documentary explaining the meaning behind every medal awarded post World War II.
VERSUS – THE LIFE AND FILMS OF KEN LOACH (12) 2016 OSMOND, LOUISE £15.99 Marking his 80th birthday, British film-maker Ken Loach discusses his life and career.

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

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

 

German movie – IM LABYRINTH DES SCHWEIGENS/LABYRINTH OF LIES – released on dvd

LABYRINTH OF LIESIM LABYRINTH DES SCHWEIGENS/LABYRINTH OF LIES (12) 2014 GERMANY RICCIARELLI, GIULIO £19.99
Germany 1958: Young public prosecutor Johann Radmann finds himself on the case of Nazi war criminal Charles Schulz, but has no idea what really happened in Auschwitz. However he is shocked to find out that many of these death camp workers have returned to their normal lives and now populate the senior ranks of government.

Using records from the Auschwitz, Radmann discovers evidence and details of over 8,000 former workers and sets about bringing them to justice. His research leads to some disturbing discoveries for himself and those close to him.

In German with English subtitles

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO LABYRINTH DES SCHWEIGENS.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND TO IM LABYRINTH DES SCHWEIGENS (IN GERMAN)

IM LABYRINTH DES SCHWEIGENS FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES

IM LABYRINTH DES SCHWEIGENS GERMAN CLASSROOM IDEAS

IM LABYRINTH DES SCHWEIGENS GERMAN LANGUAGE PRESS KITIM LABYRINTH

DES SCHWEIGENS GOETHE INSTITUT GERMAN TEACHING NOTES

DVD available to buy at

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

 

Swedish drama – THE HERE AFTER – out on dvd

The Here AfterTHE HERE AFTER (15) 2015 SWEDEN HORN, MAGNUS VON £19.99
John, recently released from prison for an unknown crime returns to his rural family home where he has trouble assimilating. However new girl Malin is curiosity to draws out the details of the incident that led to Johns imprisonment.

In Swedish with English subtitles

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

 

Ken Loach documentary – VERSUS – THE LIFE AND FILMS OF KEN LOACH – on dvd

Versus - The Life and Films of Ken LoachVERSUS – THE LIFE AND FILMS OF KEN LOACH (12) 2016 OSMOND, LOUISE £15.99
Marking his 80th birthday, British film-maker Ken Loach discusses his life and career.

The documentary spans from his student days at Oxford to his time with the BBC in the ’60s and his breakthrough feature ‘Kes’ (1969) all the way through to winning his second Palme d’Or for ‘I, Daniel Blake’ (2016).

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

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

 

Swedish drama – BLUE EYES – out on dvd

blueeyesBLUE EYES: THE COMPLETE FIRST SERIES (15) 2015 SWEDEN £17.99
After the sudden and mysterious disappearance of the chief of staff of the Justice Department, her replacement is faced with sorting through a heap of falsified documents and hidden agendas to find out what happened.

In Swedish with English subtitles

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

 

German film- DAS ZIMMERMÄDCHEN LYNN – out on dvd

CHAMBERMAID LYNNDAS ZIMMERMÄDCHEN LYNN/CHAMBERMAID LYNN (18) 2014 GERMANY HAEB, INGO £15.99
Comedy drama about an obsessive-compulsive hotel maid Lynn who quietly observe her guests and rummage through their possessions when they are out. One day, while hiding under a bed, she witnesses an encounter between the dominatrix Chiara and her client. Intrigued by what she hears Lynn develops a relationship Chiara.

In German with English subtitles.

DVD available to buy at

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

 

Brazilian film – TUDO QUE APRENDEMOS JUNTOS/VIOLIN TEACHER – released on dvd

VIOLIN TEACHERTUDO QUE APRENDEMOS JUNTOS/VIOLIN TEACHER (15) 2015 BRAZIL MACHADO, SÉRGIO £19.99
Gifted violinist Laerte finds himself teaching music lessons in a rough school after failing his audition for the São Paulo State Symphony. His new vocation proves challenging but Laerte gradually begins to connect to his students which, in turn, has a positive effect on him.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

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

 

Marcel Camus’ film – ORFEU NEGRO/BLACK ORPHEUS – out on dvd

Black OrpheusORFEU NEGRO/BLACK ORPHEUS (PG) 1958 IN PORTUGUESE CAMUS, MARCEL IN PORTUGUESE £12.99
Camus transposes the Orpheus myth to modern Rio at the height of the Brazilian Carnival.

Streetcar conductor as Orpheus and a local girl as Eurydice fall in love despite Orpheus already being engaged to Mira, running off together they are pursued by Mira and Death.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

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

 

Polish film – WARSAW 1944 – issued on dvd

Warsaw 1944WARSAW 1944 (15) 2014 POLAND KOMASA, JAN £19.99
Set in WWII young soldier Stefan (Józef Pawlowski) joins the Warsaw Uprising to take back the city from its Nazi occupiers. However the Polish resistance fighters soon find themselves doomed to fail as they are crushed by the overwhelming German forces.
In Polish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Award winning Spanish comedy-drama – TRUMAN – issued on dvd

TrumanTRUMAN (15) 2015 SPAIN GAY, CESC £19.99
Award winning comedy-drama about terminally ill Julián, who is helped by his friend Tomás in his efforts to put his affairs in order and find a home for his faithful boxer, Truman, before he dies.
In Spanish with English subtitles

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

 

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Japanese Drama -OUR LITTLE SISTER – out on dvd

Our Little SisterOUR LITTLE SISTER (PG) 2015 JAPAN KOREEDA, HIROKAZU DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Three sisters live together in the quiet coastal town of Kamakura, however idyllic peace is shattered when there mother return after a long absence.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

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