French thriller – MARYLAND/DISORDER – out on dvd

DisorderMARYLAND/DISORDER (15) 2015 FRANCE WINOCOUR, ALICE £17.99
On his return home, Afghanistan veteran Vincent suffers with post-traumatic stress disorder . Getting a job as bodyguard for a dubious businessman’s wife, he becomes convinced that the woman he is protecting is in danger from a strange outside threat.

At the same time Vincent is consumed by paranoia which blurs his distinction between reality and illusion .

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO MARYLAND

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO MARYLAND
DVD available from

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

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Michael Roskam’s debut film BULLHEAD/RUNDSKOP out on dvd and Blu Ray

BullheadBULLHEAD/RUNDSKOP (15) 2011 BELGIUM   ROSKAM, MICHAEL R.   
DVD – £17.99  BLU-RAY – £24.99
A hormone-addicted cattle farmer becomes drawn into the murky world of Belgium’s illegal beef trade in this award-winning noir-ish debut from director Michael R. Roskam. Haunted by a disturbing incident from his past, Flemish farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Matthias Schoenaerts) is addicted to the illegal hormones he regularly feeds to his cattle.

Bull-like in appearance, his unpredictable, violent presence soon comes to the attention of mobsters involved in what is known locally as the ‘hormone mafia’. But after being coerced into dealing with a shady meat trader, Jacky’s life spirals out of control as the murder of a policeman and the re-appearance of a woman from his past conspire to threaten his future.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

SOUND AND SIGHT REVIEW – http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/reviews-recommendations/film-week-bullhead

Award winning Rust and Bone/de Rouille et D’os out on dvd

Rust and Bone RUST AND BONE/DE ROUILLE ET D’OS     (15) 2012 FRANCE        AUDIARD, JACQUES    £17.99
The film starts by telling two parallel stories: one of Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts), a homeless father struggling to care for his five-year-old son, and the other of Stephanie (Marion Cotillard), a woman who loses her legs in an accident while working as a trainer of killer whales. Both strong, idiosyncratic characters who are used to defining the parameters of their personal relationships, their union forces them out of the emotional safety zones they have each developed for the purposes of self-protection.

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

English language sxreenplay – http://www.sonyclassics.com/awards-information/rustandbone_screenplay.pdf

Washington Post review – http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/movies/rust-and-bone-de-rouille-et-dos,1233132/critic-review.html