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.

New French dvd releases for the year 2018

 

DVDs available from-

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

Iranian animated film – TEHRAN TABOO – out on dvd

TEHRAN TABOOTEHRAN TABOO (15) 2017 IRAN SOOZANDEH, ALI £15.99
Animated drama in which a group of strangers with their own separate paths each take risks in order to break away from their oppressive lives in an Islamic society. A woman wants nothing more than to work despite the protests of her husband, a mother takes desperate measures to provide for her son and an aspiring musician attempts to release an album despite its contradictions of Islamic values. They must carry out their lives in secrecy if they are to both keep themselves alive and find happiness.

In Farsi with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at

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Argentinian drama – MI MEJOR AMIGO/MY BEST FRIEND – available on dvd

my best friendMI MEJOR AMIGO/MY BEST FRIEND (15) 2018 ARGENTINA DEUS, MARTÍN £15.99
Set in Patagonia, where quiet teenager Lorenzo lives with his parents.

One day a family friend’s son named Caíto comes to stay. Slowly the boys become friends, however Lorenzo’s parents want their new visitor to return home.
However when Caíto tells Lorenzo the true reason why he was forced to leave his house, the two boys bond and Lorenzo persuades his parents to let Caito stay.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

Italian crime drama – DOGMAN – out on dvd and Blu Ray.

dogmanDOGMAN (15) 2018 ITALY GARRONE, MATTEO DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY £19.99
Crime drama based a true story. Marcello is a dog groomer who falls under the spell of ex-boxer’s Simone and slowly slips into a life of crime. Marcello ends up serving a year in prison as punishment for not betraying Simone. However on his release, his old friend ostracise him and Marcello plans revenge.

In Italian with English subtitles

 

French romantic comedy – LE RETOUR DU HÉROS/RETURN OF THE HERO – issued on dvd

Return of the HeroLE RETOUR DU HÉROS/RETURN OF THE HERO (12) 2018 FRANCE TIRARD, LAURENT £19.99
Old fashioned romantic comedy. Captain Charles-Grégoire Neuville get engaged to Pauline, but then is called away to war. However when Pauline falls ill, her sister Elisabeth writes letters to her, posing as Captain Neuville, in the hope of making her sister feel better.

Three years Neuville returns, but the Captain seems more interest in drink and the family money that Pauline.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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Film – WATERMELON WOMAN – released on dvd

WATERMELON WOMANTHE WATERMELON WOMAN (15) 1996 DUNYE, CHERYL £16.99
Aspiring black film-maker Cheryl (Cheryl Dunye) finds herself fascinated by Fae Richards, a black 1930s film star who was only ever billed as the Watermelon Woman. Intrigued, Cheryl decides to make a documentary about the mysterious actress. To support her research, Cheryl gets a job in a video store where she meets and falls in love with customer Diana (Guinevere Turner), and as her work on the Watermelon Woman progresses, Cheryl begins to ask herself important questions about her own life and relationships.

DVD available to buy at

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Finnish drama – A MOMENT IN THE REEDS – out on dvd

A MOMENT IN THE REEDSA MOMENT IN THE REEDS (18) 2017 FINLAND MAKELA, MIKKO £15.99
Leevi returns to his native Finland and meets Syrian refugee Tareq and they both begin work on a house renovation project. Leevi is struggling to meet his father’s expectations and Tareq is grappling with his feelings of isolation as an outsider. This results in the two men finding solace in an romantic relationship.

In Finnish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Italian drama – THE CIAMBRA – out on dvd

CiambraTHE CIAMBRA (15) 2017 ITALY CARPIGNANO, JONAS £15.99
Teenager Pio wants to gain the respect of his elder brother Cosimo, by drinking, smoking and getting involved in criminal activity. However when Cosimo goes missing, Pio’s world is turned upside down and he realises he may have taken on more than he can handle.

In Italian with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

Laurent Cantet’s – L’ATELIER/THE WORKSHOP – out on dvd

WorkshopL’ATELIER/THE WORKSHOP (15) 2017 FRANCE CANTET, LAURENT £15.99
Set in La Ciotat where a group of teenagers attend a creative writing workshop with an acclaimed author.

Their task is to work as a team writing a murder mystery. However Antoine quickly emerges as the leading creative voice amongst the group but his far right view and fascination with violence, causes unease among his fellow students.

In French with English subtitles

 

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO L’ATELIER

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO L’ATELIER

GUARDIAN REVIEW –
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/may/22/latelier-review-laurent-cantet-writing-workshop-cannes-2017

DVD available to buy from-

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Classic Czech film – INVENTION FOR DESTRUCTION – out on dvd and Blu Ray

INVENTION FOR DESTRUCTIONINVENTION FOR DESTRUCTION (12) 1958 CZECHOSLOVAKIA ZEMAN , KAREL DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £19.99 (BOTH FORMATS REGION FREE)
One of the most commercially successful Czech films. The film is a combination of live-action and animation and is a heartfelt homage to Jules Verne’s tales of science and adventure.

Languages option Czech or English
Subtitles: English

SPECIAL FEATURES

• Presented from a brand new 4K restoration of the film from original materials.

• The Fabulous World of Jules Verne – the alternative full-length English-dubbed version of the feature film.

• A new appreciation by filmmaker and animator John Stevenson, director of Kung Fu Panda and Sherlock Gnomes.

• Two of Karel Zeman’s exquisite short films – Inspiration (1949) and King Lavra (1950) (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)

Featurettes:

• Why Zeman Made the Film

• Zeman’s Special Effects

• Restoring the World of Fantasy

• About the Restoration

• Trailer

• Museum Karel Zeman promo

• Booklet featuring new writing on the film by film critic and historian James Oliver

• New and improved English subtitle translation.

• Available for the first time ever in the UK

• Region free Blu-ray and DVD
Directed and designed by Karel Zeman

Screenplay – Karel Zeman, František Hrubín
Adapted from the novel ‘Facing the Flag’ by Jules Verne
Director of Photography – Jirí Tarantík
Editor – Zdenek Stehlík
Sound – František Strangmüller, Hanuš Silvera
Music – Zdenek Liška
Costumes – Karel Postrehovsky
Set Construction – Zdenek Rozkopal
Animators – Arnošt Kupcík, Jindrich Liška, František Krcmár

Main Cast
Lubor Tokoš – Simon Hart
Arnošt Navrátil – Professor Roch
František Šlégr – Captain Spade
Miloslav Holub – Count d’Artigas
Václav Kyzlink – Mr Serko
Jana Zatloukalová – Jana

DVD available to buy at –

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Paraguayan movie -LAS HEREDERAS/THE HEIRESSES – out on dvd

HEIRESSES1LAS HEREDERAS/THE HEIRESSES (12) 2018 PARAGUAY MARTINESSI, MARCELO £17.99
Chela and Chiquita are from a wealth family that has hit hard times, after living together for 30 years. After selling their possessions to settle rising debts, Chiquita is imprisoned for fraud. This forces Chela, to break out of her closed environment and become part of the world outside.

In Spanish with English subtitle

 

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

 

Italian film – IL POSTINO – out on Dual Format Dvd and Blu Ray

Il PostinoIL POSTINO (U) 1995 ITALY RADFORD, MICHAEL DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY £21.99
Oscar winning film set on a remote Mediterranean island, where young postman Mario delivers letters to exiled poet Pablo Neruda. In doing so they becoming friend, leading to Mario asking for Neruda’s help in wooing the beautiful Beatrice.

In Italian with English subtitles

 

Italian film – I VITELLONI – out on Dual Format Dvd and Blu Ray

I VitelloniI VITELLONI (PG) 1953 B/W ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY £17.99
Semi-autobiographical drama about a group of young men growing up in Rimini, spending their days drinking, discussing women and spending their parents’ money.
In Italian with English subtitles

 

French Comedy drama – JALOUSE – released on dvd

JalouseJALOUSE (12) 2017 FRANCE FOENKINOS, DAVID AND STÉPHANE £19.99
Comedy drama about divorced teacher Nathalie who suffers from envy and jealousy.
Jealous of her ex-husband and a 18-year-old daughter looking to become a professional ballerina,

On the verge of a breakdown Nathalie begins to sabotage the lives of those around her.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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

 

LA BATAILLE D’ALGER/BATTLE OF ALGIERS – issued on Dual format dvd/blu ray

Battle of Algiers bLA BATAILLE D’ALGER/BATTLE OF ALGIERS (15) 1965 FRANCE PONTECORVO, GILLO DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY £21.99
Dramatic, pseudo-documentary reconstruction of the rise of the nationalist movement in Algiers between 1954 and 1957. A benchmarks of 1960s political radicalism.

Based on the book written by Saadi Yacef recounting his experiences during the Algerian War of Independence. A reconstruction of events follows Algerian’s fight for independence from the France, with a flashback from Ali La Pointe which shows him joining and becoming a leading member of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale (FLN) up until his eventual capture in 1957. Both sides escalate their brutality and violence, while children shoot soldiers, women conceal bombs in restaurants and French soldiers take extreme measures to contain the rebels.

Following the capture and killing of Ali and the remaining FLN members, the story subsequently focuses on the declaration of Algerian independence in 1962.
SPECIAL FEATURES

Interactive Menus

Interviews: Gillo Pontecorvo (director), Saadi Yacef (producer), Ken Loach (director), Zohra Drif Bitat (FLN fighter)

Making Of Documentary

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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