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Movies (fiction) by Region: Latin America

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers

Latin America DVDs

Alias "La Gringa" c2009

Alberto Durant, German Gonzales, Elsa Olivero, Orlando Sacha, José María Salcedo, José Watanabe, Andres Malatesta, Emilio Salomon, Perfo Studio, S.A, Channel Four (Great Britain), Sociedad Estatal para la Ejecución de Programas del Quinto Centenario (Spain), Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica, Radiotelevisión Espańola, and Play Music & Video

"La Gringa escapes from jail and, together with his girlfriend, is about to flee the country. But he's captured by the police and sent to a prison island. In this top security jail no one is free from blackmail and treason. When a crazy inmate tries to kill La Gringa, a university professor accused of terrorism saves his life. La Gringa continues to be threatened and he decides to escape from prison. A new story begins... about an unpaid debt"--Container. 1 videodisc (96 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2568

 

The ax fight 2007, 1975

A four-part analysis of a fight that broke out between the Yanomamo Indian villagers of Mishimishimabowei-teri and their visitors from another village in 1971. The fight involved clubs, axes, and machetes. This video includes an unedited record of the event; a slow-motion replay of the fight; a discussion of the kinship structure of the fight; and an edited version. 1 videodisc (30 min.)

MEDIA 10-4150

 

Besouro 2011, 2009

Joćo Daniel Tikhomiroff, Daniel Filho, Patricia Andrade, Braulio Tavares, Aķlton Carmo, Jessica Barbosa, Irandhir Santos, Marco Cavalho, Besouro Mangangį, Mixer (Firm), Globo Filmes (Firm), Tele-Image (Firm), Ikano Filem (Firm), and Banco Brasileiro de Descontos

After his failure to protect his mentor, Besouro and the others who practice the outlawed art of Capoeira continue the fight for equal rights for the Black community. 1 videodisc (94 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2946

 

Bolivia 2005

Israel Adri Ln Caetano, Freddy Flores, Rosa S©Lnchez, Oscar Bertea, Marcelo Videla, H ctor Anglada, Alberto Mercado, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (Argentina), IACAM (Firm), Cinema Tropical, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

A man must work as an illegal alien in Argentina in order to support his family in Bolivia. The film paints a portrait of struggle in the modern economy of Argentina and the mistreatment of illegal workers. 1 videodisc (71 min.)

MEDIA 10-637

 

Camila c2006

Maria Luisa Bemberg,  Beda Docampo Feijóo, Juan Bautista Stagnaro, Lita Stantic, Susś Pecoraro,  Imanol Arias, Héctor Alterio, Mona Maris, SBP Worldwide, GEA Cinematografica S.A, and Impala (Firm)

Recounts the true story of a young Catholic socialite from Buenos Aires, Camila O'Gorman, who falls in love and runs away with a young Jesuit priest, Ladislao Gutierrez, in 1847. Eventually they are found and executed by the repressive government. The film also makes a statement about the affect of dictatorship on personal and political freedom. 1 videodisc (105 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2940

 

Carlos 2010

Olivier Assayas, Daniel Leconte, Edgar Ramirez, Fadi Abi Samra, Juana Acosta, Ahmad Kaabour, Studio Canal+, Egoli Tossell Film AG, Doc en Stock (Firm), and Comstar Home Entertainment

A fictionalized account of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting. 3 videodiscs (328 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2330

 

Cautiva c2007

Gastón Biraben, Bárbara Lombardo, Mercedes Funes, Susana Campos, Hugo Arana, Osvaldo Santoro, Silvia Bayle, Roxana Berco, Lidia Catalano, José Luis Castińeira de Dios, Cacerolaso Producciones (Firm), Red Envelope Entertainment (Firm), Koch Lorber Films, Koch Entertainment (Firm), and Instituto Nacional de Cinematografía (Argentina)

"Cristina Quadri's life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school and told that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists who disappeared in the '70s. Questioning everything she once thought true, Cristina embarks on a journey to find her true identity. Meeting others like herself, the young girl soon discovers the real-life horrors of Argentina's relatively recent past and the nightmare that claimed tens of thousands of lives during the country's 'Dirty War'" -- Container. 1 videodisc (109 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2303

 

La Celestina 1997

Gerardo Vera, Andrés Vicente Gómez, Rafael Azcona, Penélope Cruz, Juan Diego Botto, Maribel Verdú, Terele Pávez, Jordi Mollá, Studio Latino (Firm), Ventura Entertainment (Firm), Lola Films (Firm), Sogetel (Firm), Sogepaq Video (Firm), and Studio Canal+

Calisto is a young knight who has fallen madly in love with a beautiful maiden. Failing in his endeavors to win her over, Calisto is prompted by his unscrupulous servant to seek the help of the witch Celestina. 1 videodisc (109 min.)

MEDIA 10-774

 

Central Station 1999

João Emanuel Carneiro, Marcos Bernstein, Walter Salles, Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira, and Marília Pera

When a young boy witnesses his mother's accidental death, a lonely, retired school-teacher reluctantly takes the child under her wing. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-54

 

Chac c2001

Based on ritual and legends from the Popul vuh and Mayan stories, the film focuses on a small Tzeltal village during a terrible drought. Desperate for relief, thirteen men set out on a quest to save their people by seeking a solitary diviner who lives in the mountains and knows the ways of the ancients. Hoping that he can summon Chac, the rain god, the men follow the diviner who takes them on a strange journey that challenges their beliefs and even their sanity. 1 videodisc (94 min.)

MEDIA 10-5616

 

Cidade de Deus City of god c2003

Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Maurício Andrade Ramos, Fernando Meirelles, Jefechander Suplino, Alice Braga, Emerson Gomes, Edson Oliveira, Michel De Souza Gomes, Roberta Rodrigues, Luiz Otávio, Mauríc io Marques, Gustavo Engracia, Miramax Films, 02 Filmes (Firm), VideoFilmes (Firm), Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm), and Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)

The world's most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro's City of God, where combat photographers and police rarely go. The true story of a young man who grew up on these streets and whose ambition as a photographer is our window in and his only way out. 1 videodisc (130 min.)

DANA 91, 10-317

 

La ciénaga 2005, 2001

Lita Stantic, Lucrecia Martel, Mercedes Morįn, Graciela Borges, Martķn Adjemķan, Silvia Bayle, Juan Cruz Bordeu, Daniel Valenzuela, Hugo Colace, Home Vision Entertainment (Firm), and Cuatro Cabezas Films S.A

Mecha is a middle-aged woman with several bored teenagers, a husband who dyes his hair, and the tedious problem of sullen servants - nothing a few drinks can't cure. To avoid the hot and humid weather, they spend their summers at a country estate. Mecha's cousin, Tali, lives in a nearby city, has a crew of small, noisy children she is trying to deal with. Before long, the restlessness of domesticity strains both families' nerves, exposing secrets and threatening to erupt into violence. 1 videodisc (100 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3036

 

Deus e o diabo na terra do sol 2002?

Glauber Rocha, Luiz Augusto Mendes, Yoná Magalhăes, Geraldo del Rey, Copacabana Filmes, and Versátil Home Video (Firm)

Lampiăo, the cangaceiro hero to the impoverished people of Brazil's northeastern sertăo, is murdered. Demoralized, the people turn to magic. Two peasants, Rosa and Manuel, become involved with a sect but kill the leader when he sacrifices an infant. Rosa and Manuel flee to join Corisco, former follower of Lampiăo, as he is stalked by Lampiao's assasin. 2 videodiscs (119 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2803

 

El aangel exterminador The exterminating angel c2008

Gustavo Alatriste, Luis Buanuel, Luis Alcoriza, Gabriel Figueroa, Silvia Pinal, Rosa Elena Durgel, Jacqueline Andere, Josae Baviera, Augusto Benedico, Luis Beristain, Antonio Bravo, Claudio Brook, Cesar del Campo, Lucy Gallardo, Enrique Garcaia aAlvarez, Ofelia Guilmaain, Enrique Rambal, Carlos Savage, Raul Lavista, Luis Alcoriza, Janus Films, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

After a lavish dinner party in a stately mansion, the guests believe themselves unable to leave the premises. As the days pass, the elaborate facades of their social positions collapse and they are forced to live like animals. Finally discovering they are actually free to leave, they go to church to give thanks, where they are again trapped. 2 videodiscs (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-2028

 

El lado oscuro del corazón 2 dark side of the heart 2 2004, 1992

Eliseo Subiela, Enrique Cerezo, Osvaldo Montes, Darío Grandinetti, Ariadna Gil, Sandra Ballesteros, Nacha Guevara, Manuel Bandara, Pepe Nocoa, Carolina Peleritti, Tornasol Films, Argentina Sono Film, and Maverick Entertainment, Inc

Ten years after we last saw him, poet Oliverio is still looking for the love of his life, a woman who can literally fly. When his current girlfriend Miranda asks for a committment, he heads off in search of his old lover, prostitute Ana. When he finds her, he's disappointed to see how settled her life has become. Determined to discover a new love, Oliverio spots a picture of beautiful acrobat Alejandra on a circus poster. Travelling to Sitges to catch up with her, Oliverio finds he must prove his love for her by walking a tightrope, without a net. 1 videodisc (112 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2340

 

El secreto de sus ojos The secret in their eyes 2010

Juan José Campanella, Gerardo Herrero, Eduardo A Sacheri, Mariela Besuievsky, Vanessa Ragone, Félix Monti, Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Javier Godino, Guillermo Francella, Federico Jusid, Marcelo Pont-Vergés, Cecilia Monti, Eduardo A Sacheri, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), Televisión Federal S.A,  Televisión Espańola, Canal+ Espańa (Firm), Spain, Ministerio de Cultura, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (Argentina), Tornasol Films, Haddock Films, 100 Bares Producciones, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Recently retired criminal court investigator Benjamín decides to write a novel based on a twenty-five-year-old unresolved rape and murder case which still haunts him. Sharing his plans with Irene, the beautiful judge and former colleague, Benjamín's initial involvement with the case is shown through flashbacks as he sets out to identify the murderer. But Benjamín's search for the truth will put him at the center of a judicial nightmare, as the mystery of the heinous crime continues to unfold in the present, testing the limits of a man seeking justice and personal fulfillment at last. 1 videodisc (ca. 129 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2463

 

Fitzcarraldo 2002, c1982

Werner Herzog, Lucki Stipeti c, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Story of a man obsessed with a dream to build his own personal opera house in a remote Peruvian town. 1 videodisc (157 min.)

MEDIA 10-747

 

La historia oficial 2004, 1985

Marcelo Pińeyro, Aķda Bortnik, Luis Puenzo, Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Chunchuna Villafańe, Hugo Arana, Guillermo Battaglia, Chela Ruķz, Patricio Contreras, Jorge Petraglia, Atilio Stampone, Marķa Elena Walsh, Historias Cinematograficas (Firm), and Koch Lorber Films

An Argentine teacher lives in blissful ignorance of the evils perpetrated by her country's government. Over time, she begins to suspect that her adopted daughter may have been the child of a murdered political prisoner. When she attempts to unearth the truth, her investigation reveals levels of political corruption so abhorrent that the illusions of her past life are irrevocably shattered. 1 videodisc (114 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2994

 

Hombre mirando al sudeste 200?

Eliseo Subiela, Pedro Aznar, Lorenzo Quinteros, Inés Vernengo, Christina Scaramuzza, Cinequanon (Firm), and Zafra Video S.A. de C.V

A man named Rantes appears in a Buenos Aires psychiatric hospital. He claims to be an alien visitor and becomes a source of hope to the other patients. 1 videodisc (104 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2764

 

I, the worst of all 1990

Maria Luisa Bemberg,  Antonio Larreta, Octavio Paz, and First-Run Features (Firm)

This historical drama tells the story of Juana Inaes de la Cruz, one of the greatest poets of the Spanish Siglo de Oro. In order to pursue her passion for writing, Juana enters the convent in Mexico.  There, she develops an intimate relationship with the vicereine, who inspires her poetry.  But when the forces of the Inquisition invade the convent, the women have only each other to turn to. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-1892

 

Iluminados por el fuego c2006

Tristán Bauer, Gastón Pauls, Virginia Innocenti, Pablo Ribba, César Albarracín, Víctor Hugo Carrizo, Edgardo Esteban, Gustavo Romero Borri, Universidad Nacional de General San Martín, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (Argentina), MediaPro, Studio Canal+, and AVH (Firm)

A friend's attempted suicide triggers the memories of a 40-year-old man who was sent to fight in the Malvinas Islands in 1982 at the age of 18. He returns to the islands 20 years later to come to terms with his past. 1 videodisc (100 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2767

 

Llanthupi munakuy Quererse en las sombras = Loving each other in the shadows 2001

In this contemporary story, hopes, dreams and conflicts come for a star-crossed lovers in Potos©U, center of the mining boom in the region during the nineteenth century. Rosita, from a privileged background, and Juancito, from a poor family, fall in love during Carnival time, a time for everyone in their community, rich and poor, to get together, dance and drink the traditional chicha. But Rosita's marriage has been arranged by her parents and her love for Juancito is strictly forbidden. Based on the oral tradition of teh K'ochas community in Potos©U, this is the first CEFREC/CAIB fiction film written and directed by a woman filmmaker. 1 videodisc (47 min.)

MEDIA 10-5162

 

Lost embrace 2006

Daniel S Burman, Diego Dubcovsky, Marcelo Birmajer, Daniel Hendler, Adriana Aizemberg, Jorge d' Elia, Sergio Boris, New Yorker Video (Firm), New Yorker Films, Bavaria Film International (Firm), and Burman-Dubcovsky-Cine

Ariel is a young man who lives in a Jewish working-class section of Buenos Aires. Since his father went missing in the war, his mother Sonia and brother Joseph work in the shopping and business district. With no interest in school or work, Ariel just ends up hangin out. He finally gets motivated by the idea of moving to Poland, so asks his grandmother, an ex-girlfriend, and Rabbi Benderson for help. 1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.)

MEDIA 10-1015

 

Madame Sat©Š 2003,   2003

Jo©Šo Francisco dos Santos, also known as Madame Sat©Š, was one of the most famous drag queens of the 1930s. "Born to slaves in the arid wasteland of Northern Brazil and sold by his mother at the age of 7 for a mule, Jo©Šo Francisco dos Santos battled all stereotypes on the mean streets of Lapa, Rio de Jane©Uro. Jailed for 27 of his 76 years, dos Santos was an explosive figure prone to excessive bouts of violence and moments of extreme tenderness"--Container. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-5191

 

Madeinusa 2007

Claudia Llosa, Antonio Chavarrías, José María Morales, Magaly Solier, Carlos J. de la Torre, Yiliana Chong, Film Movement (Firm), and RB Media

Madeinusa is a girl aged 14 with a sweet Indian face who lives in an isolated village in the Cordillera Blanca Mountain range of Peru. This strange place is characterized by its religious fervor. From Good Friday at three o'clock in the afternoon to Easter Sunday, the whole village can do whatever it feels like. During the two holy days sin does not exist: God is dead and can't see what is happening. Everything is accepted and allowed, without remorse. Year after year, Madeinusa and her sister Chale, and her father Don Cayo, the Mayor and local big shot, maintain this tradition without questioning it. However, everything changes with the arrival in the village of Salvador, a young geologist from Lima, who will unknowingly change the destiny of the girl. 1 videodisc (ca. 108 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2469

 

María Cano 2005?

Camila Loboguerrero,  Luis González, Felipe Aljure, María Eugenia Dávila, Frank Ramírez,  Compańía de Fomento Cinematográfico (Colombia), Video Factory (Firm), and Corporación Fondo Mixto de Promoción Cinematográfica--Proimágenes en Movimiento (Colombia)

A biographical docudrama about María Cano, Colombian poet and labor leader of the 1920s. 1 videodisc (106 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2456

 

La mujer sin cabeza The headless woman 2009

Agustin Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar, Lucrecia Martel, Tilde Corsi, Veronica Cura, Esther García, Cesare Petrillo, Enrique Pińeyro, Vieri Razini, Marianne Slot, María Onetto, Claudia Cantero, César Bordón, Daniel Genoud, Guillermo Arengo, Inés Efron, Aquafilms (Firm), Deseo, S.A, R & C Produzioni (Firm), Slot Machine (Firm), Teodora Film (Firm), and Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)

A bourgeois woman is driving alone on a dirt road when she becomes distracted and runs over something. In the days following this jarring incident, she becomes dazed and emotionally disconnected from the people and events in her life. She becomes obsessed with the possibility that she may have killed someone. The police confirm that there were no accidents reported in the area and everything returns to normal. That is until a gruesome discovery is made. 1 videodisc (87 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2472

 

La nana 2010

Sebastian Silva, Pedro Peirano, Gregorio Gonzįlez, Catalina Saavedra, Claudia Celedon, Mariana Loyola, Andrea Garcķa-Huidobro, Alejandro Goic, Elephant Eye Films (Firm), and Oscilloscope Pictures

Raquel has worked as a housemaid for an upper-class Santiago, Chile, family for 23 years. On Raquel's 41st birthday, Pilar Valdez and family force the sullen, withdrawn maid to emerge from her kitchen sanctum and join the family for a celebration, but her discomfort is as strong as the family's need to acknowledge their awkward dependence on her. Raquel becomes unable to care for the house alone and new help is hired, which throws her into a jealous frenzy. The home soon becomes the stage for Raquel's darkly comedic tricks as she drives away anyone trying to take her place. 1 videodisc (97 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2792

 

La nińa santa 2005

Lucrecia Martel, Lita Stantic, Pedro Almodóvar, Agustin Almodóvar, Marķa Alché, Mercedes Morįn, Carlos Belloso, Alejandro Urdapilleta, Julieta Zylberberg, Mķa Maestro, Félix Monti, Santiago Ricci, Andrés Gerszenzon, Fine Line Features, Lita Stantic Producciones, Home Box Office (Firm), and HBO Films

Two teenage girls adjust to their maturing sexuality and religious upbringing. 1 videodisc (104 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2862

 

No An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum. 1 videodisc (approximately 118 min.)

MEDIA 10-4969

 

No habrį mįs penas ni olvido 2001, 1983

"A savage black comedy about a small revolution that breaks out in a quiet Argentine village, when a local Peronist politician claims a municipal is a Communist. What follows is a slapstick war with a serious message. While its political content is especially relevant to understanding the social and psychological sources of dictatorships, its harsh comic truth about human folly has universal significance."--Container. 1 videodisc (78 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3806

 

Orfeu negro 1999, 1959

Marcel Camus, Sacha Gordine, Jacques Viot, Luiz Bonfį, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira, Léa Garcia, Vinķcius de Moraes, Dispatfilm (Firm), Gemma cinematografica (Firm), Tupan Filmes, Janus Films, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Story based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice set against the colorful background of the carnival in Rio de Janiero. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this film brought the infectious bossa nova beat to the United States. 1 videodisc (107 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3218

 

Pantaleón y las visitadoras 2003, 2000

A dedicated Peruvian army captain (and devoted husband) is put in charge of a top secret military operation--setting up a brothel in the Amazon jungle to satisfy the needs of his fellow soldiers. 1 videodisc (119 min.)

MEDIA 10-4185

 

Paraiso travel 2009 2003

Simon Brand, Santiago Diaz, Juan Rendon, Jorge Franco Ramos,  Aldemar Correa, Angelica Blandon, Ana de la Reguera, John Leguizamo, Margarita D'Francisco, Angelo Milli, Jorge Franco Ramos, Paraiso Pictures, Grand Illusions Entertainment (Firm), and Phase 4 Films (Firm)

This is the story of Marlon Cruz, a young Colombian man who, motivated by his beautiful girlfriend Reina leaves his life in Colombia to illegally cross the border and find fortune in New York. Marlon's journey, which takes him to through seedy strip clubs, dance halls, homeless hostels, and the streets of Jackson Heights, ultimately takes him to a place he could have never predicted. 1 videodisc (116 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2825

 

Plata quemada Burnt money c2002

Eduardo Noriega, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Leticia Brédice, Pablo Echarri, Marcelo Pińeyro, Oscar Kramer, Ricardo Piglia, Cuatro Cabezas Films S.A, Tornasol Films, Mandarin films S.A, Taxi Films (Firm), Vía Digital (Firm), and Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)

When two gay thugs, Angel and El Nene, join a plan to hold up an armored truck with a group of seasoned gangsters, their love and loyalty to each other is tested. 1 videodisc (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-693

 

La primera noche 2006 2003

Luis Alberto Restrepo, Alberto Quiroga, Alberto Amaya, Carolina Lizarazo, John Alex Toro, Hernan Mendez, and Agua Verde Audio Visual (Firm)

Two brothers are torn apart fighting on opposite sides of the Colombian civil war. The woman they share is forced to abandon the uncertainty of life in the village and flees to the big city with her baby, where they are at the mercy of the city at night. 1 videodisc (87 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2742

 

Quase dois irmaaos Almost two brothers 2004

Laucia Murat, Paulo Lins, Caco Ciocler, Flaavio Bauraqui, Werner Scheunemann, Antonio Pompeo, Maria Flor, Taiga (Firm), First-Run Features (Firm), and Global Film Initiative

A look at the class struggle of Brazil over four decades, through the eyes of Miguel, a white middle-class rebel, and Jorge, his black childhood friend. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-1971

 

Rodrigo D no futuro 1991

Víctor Gaviria, Ramiro Meneses, Carlos Mario Restrepo, Jackson Idrian Gallego , Vilma Díaz, Oscar Hernández, and Elsa Vásquez

A shockingly accurate and timely portrayal of the reckless existence of youths in one of the most exciting and dangerous cities in Latin America--Medellín, Colombia, in 1988. Backed with a frenetic punk rock soundtrack, the film centers around Rodrigo, a would-be drummer, and his friends who are trapped in the violence and drugs which define their turbulent lifestyle. 1 videocassette (92 min.)

MEDIA 10-2314           2-2825

 

La sagrada familia 2006

Sebastián Campos,  Ursula Budnik, Sergio Hernández, Coca Guazzini, Néstor Cantillana,  Patricia López Lucio, Horamágica (Firm), and GCO (Firm)

"It's Easter in the beach house of a Chilean well-to-do and nowadays family. A self-centered and successful father, a disoriented mother and a son overshadowed by his successful father. The three of them wait for the arrival of the son's first official girlfriend; a disturbing and rebellious young lady who will invade the house with her powerful sexual load and other "gifts", breaking loose an emotional cataclysm with no stepping back." -- IMDb. 1 videodisc (99 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2773

 

Secuestro express 2006

Jonathan Jakubowicz,  Sandra Condito, Salomón Jakubowicz, Mía Maestro, Carlos Julio Molina, Carlos Madera, Jean Paul Leroux, Rubén Blades, Tres Malandros Films (Firm), Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm), and Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)

Two wealthy young Venezuelans are kidnapped by small-time criminals from Caracas. 1 videodisc (87 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2791

 

Seńora de Nadia Nobody's wife c2003

Lita Stantic, Maria Luisa Bemberg, Luisina Brando, Rodolfo Ranni, Julio Chávez, Gabriela Acher, Susú Pecoraro, China Zorrilla, GEA Cinematografica S.A, Cinemateca (Firm), Condor Media (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

Leonor is living the good life: a husband, two kids, a comfortable home. But when she discovers her husband is cheating on her, that life collapses. Leonor flees the world she knows, finds a new job and begins to meet new men. From a distance, she cautiously observes her children. 1 videodisc (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-937

 

Sirion©š  2010

The community experience of Ibiato Sirion©š on the theme of education in times of military dictatorships. A course teacher, who actually is a political persecution that goes on the run, reaching the community and tries to develop its role as a teacher, trying to impose educational standards and strangers outside the community. The story is set in the preambles of the historic march 1990 by the Indian Territory and dignity in Bolivia. 1 videodisc (56 min.)

MEDIA 10-5161

 

La teta asustada The milk of sorrow 2010

Magaly Solier, Susi Sánchez, Efraín Solís, Marino Ballón, Claudia Llosa, Antonio Chavarrías, José María Morales, Natasha Braier, Frank Gutiérrez, Oberon Cinematográfica (Firm), Wanda Vision (Firm), Vela Producciones, and Olive Films

Fausta suffers from 'The Milk of Sorrow, ' an illness transmitted through mother's milk by women who've been raped during Peru's civil wars. Stricken with the fear that she's contracted the illness from her mother's breast milk, Fausta goes to extreme lengths to protect her own sexuality and safety. After her mother's sudden death, she finds herself compelled to embark on a frightening journey for re-awakening, freedom, and wholeness. 1 videodisc (94 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2462

 

Venciendo el miedo Overcoming fear c2004

When an impoverished Aymara family migrates from the highlands to seek a better life elsewhere, the husband abandons his wife, Manuela, and their children. Manuela moves on with her life, becoming the leader of a woman's organization that fights for indigenous rights. 1 videodisc (55 min.)

MEDIA 10-5157

 

Vest made of money  1999

In this Aymara folktale about greed and betrayal, Satuco sells his possessions and hides the cash in his vest. In the process, he turns his back on his wife and his community. Confronting the signs of his own death, Satuco must make his final decision: Will he trust his community again, or will he entrust his secret to his treacherous friend Cihuacollo? 1 videodisc (26 min.)

MEDIA 10-5153

 

Vidas secas 199-?

Graciliano A family and their dog struggle to survive in drought-stricken Northeast BrazilRamos and Nelson Pereira dos Santos

A family and their dog struggle to survive in drought-stricken Northeast Brazil.   1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA          MEDIA 2-1771             10-625

 

XXY c2008

Lucía Puenzo, José María Morales, Luis Puenzo, Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Germán Palacios, Carolina Pelleritti, Martín Piroyansky, Inés Efron, Sergio Bizzio, Holger Haase, Steffen Weinert, Steffen Groth, Chantal Hourticolon, Nina Weniger, Pyramide Productions (Firm), Historias Cinematograficas (Firm), Wanda Vision (Firm), H2 Medienproduktion (Firm), Südwestrundfunk (Germany), Arte (Firm), Cine Argentino (Firm), Pyramide distribution (Firm), and Film Movement (Firm)

"Alex is a 15-year-old teenager with a dark secret. Soon after her birth, her parents decide to leave Buenos Aires to settle in an isolated wooden house tucked away in the dunes of the Uruguayan shoreline. As Alex begins to explore her sexuality, her mother invites friends from Buenos Aires to come for a visit with their 16-year-old son Álvaro. Álvaro's father is a plastic surgeon who accepted the invitation because of his medical concern for Alex. The inevitable attraction between the teenagers forces both families to face their worst fears. As rumors begin to spread, the town's fascination with Alex becomes dangerous." -- Container.  1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.)

MEDIA 10-2196

Latin America

Alias, La Gringa 1994

Germán González G., Elsa Olivero, Orlando Sacha, Alberto Durant, Andres Malatesta, and Emilio Salomon

This powerful political drama from Peru follows the adventures and escapades of La Gringa, a likeable criminal capable of escaping from any jail. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

MEDIA 2-6057

 

Antonio das mortes 1988?

Glauber Rocha

Many years ago, Antônio das mortes killed Lampiăo, the last  known Brazilian cangaceiro, a paid killer of rebels and bandits.  A rich landowner brings Antônio out of retirement, however, when he discovers a stray cangaceiro still living in the sertăo.  Antonio pursues the cangaceiro and his followers, but ultimately shifts his loyalties and must act accordingly. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

MEDIA 2-709

 

Black Orpheus Orfeu negro 199-?

Vinícius de Moraes, Marcel Camus, Bruno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira, Lea Garcia, and Sacha Gordine

Story based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice set against the colorful background of the carnival of Rio de Janiero. 1 videocassette (103 min.)

DANA    MEDIA 331            2-2

 

Bolivia 2005

Israel Adri Ln Caetano, Freddy Flores, Rosa S©Lnchez, Oscar Bertea, Marcelo Videla, H ctor Anglada, Alberto Mercado, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (Argentina), IACAM (Firm), Cinema Tropical, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

A man must work as an illegal alien in Argentina in order to support his family in Bolivia. The film paints a portrait of struggle in the modern economy of Argentina and the mistreatment of illegal workers. 1 videodisc (71 min.)

MEDIA 10-637

 

Bye bye Brazil 1981

Carlos Diegues

Follows a magical caravan/circus across a Brazil caught up in a flood of social and technological change. Diegues in an exponent of the Cinema Novo movement. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

 MEDIA 2-68

 

Cain adolescente 2001?

Román Chalbaud and Latin American Video Archives

A young man tries to find his place in a tragic world of poverty and confusion. 1 videocassette (102 min.)

MEDIA 2-7226

 

Capitalismo selvagem Savage capitalism  1994

Fernanda Torrers, José Mayer, Marisa Orth, André Klotzel, Djalma Limongi Batista, and Flávio R Tambellini

A romance between a reporter and a mining company executive. The romance crumbles when the executive's wife, long presumed dead, returns and drives the couple, the company and the country to the brink of a national disaster. 1 videocassette (86 min.)

MEDIA 2-6059

 

La carnada The bait 1999

Marianne Eyde, Mónica Sánchez, Gabriela Vásquez, and Miguel Medina

Lyrical and sensual story of a young woman living in a fishing community in the north of Peru. 1 videocassette (103 min.)

MEDIA 2-5816

 

La Celestina 1997

Gerardo Vera, Andrés Vicente Gómez, Rafael Azcona, Penélope Cruz, Juan Diego Botto, Maribel Verdú, Terele Pávez, Jordi Mollá, Studio Latino (Firm), Ventura Entertainment (Firm), Lola Films (Firm), Sogetel (Firm), Sogepaq Video (Firm), and Studio Canal+

Calisto is a young knight who has fallen madly in love with a beautiful maiden. Failing in his endeavors to win her over, Calisto is prompted by his unscrupulous servant to seek the help of the witch Celestina. 1 videodisc (109 min.)

MEDIA 10-774

 

Central Station 1999

João Emanuel Carneiro, Marcos Bernstein, Walter Salles, Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira, and Marília Pera

When a young boy witnesses his mother's accidental death, a lonely, retired school-teacher reluctantly takes the child under her wing. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-54

 

Cidade de Deus City of god c2003

Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Maurício Andrade Ramos, Fernando Meirelles, Jefechander Suplino, Alice Braga, Emerson Gomes, Edson Oliveira, Michel De Souza Gomes, Roberta Rodrigues, Luiz Otávio, Mauríc io Marques, Gustavo Engracia, Miramax Films, 02 Filmes (Firm), VideoFilmes (Firm), Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm), and Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)

The world's most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro's City of God, where combat photographers and police rarely go. The true story of a young man who grew up on these streets and whose ambition as a photographer is our window in and his only way out. 1 videodisc (130 min.)

DANA 91, 10-317

 

La cifra impar The odd number 2003, c1960

Manuel Antín, Lautaro Murúa, María Rosa Gallo, Sergio Renán, Milagros de la Vega, Julio Cortázar, and Latin American Video Archives

"Based on Julio Cort zar's short story 'Letters From Mother,' the film tells the story of two brothers fighting for the love of the same woman. While one of them wins her affections, the other one gets sick and dies. Their mother keeps writing letters to both of them and refers to the dead one as if he were alive."--Latin American Video Archives Web site. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-6418

 

Circe 1964, 2004?

Carlos M Stevani, Manuel Antín, Julio Cortázar, Héctor Grossi, Graciela Borges, Alberto Argibay, Julio Cortázar, and Latin American Video Archives

This Argentine classic is a dark and foreboding vision of love and death. The plot centers on Delia and three men doomed to love her. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-7237

 

Coraje Courage c1998

Alberto Durant, Andres Malatesta, Félix Rodríguez, Ana Caridad Sánchez , Olenka Cepeda, Agua Dulce Films, Fernando Colomo Producciones Cinematográficas, Televisión Espańola, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Centro Cultural, Hubert Bals Fund, and Latin American Video Archives

Story based on the last months in the life of Maria Elena Moyano, a leader of a women's organization in a slum outside of Lima. Known as Mother Courage, she stood up against the violence and terrorism that plagued her village. She was killed by the Shining Path for her work. 1 videocassette (110 min.)

MEDIA 2-7252

 

Cria! 1989

Carlos Saura, Geraldine Chaplin, and Ana Torrent

After witnessing the death of her mother to cancer, Ana fantasizes about murdering her philandering father and then blames herself for his sudden death.  These traumatic events are seen through the eyes of Ana, whose vivid imagination causes unusually morbid thoughts. 1 videocassette (115 min.)

MEDIA 2-842

 

Disparen a matar 1994

Carlos Azpúrua, David Suárez, Amalia Pérez Díaz, Jean Carlo Simancas, and Daniel Alvarado

An innocent man is murdered during a police round-up while his mother watches. Refusing to accept the official version of the story, she launches a campaign for justice. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-5935

 

Don Segundo Sombra 1995

Manuel Antín, Juan Carballido, Juan Carlos Genae, Soledad Silveyra, Ricardo Güiraldes, and Alejandra Boero

Don Segundo Sombra narrates the story of Fabio Cáceres as he grows into adulthood. Don Segundo Sombra, an old "gaucho", is his mentor and model; he teaches him moral and human values through his behavior, stories, and example.  Novel by Ricardo  Güiraldes. 1 videocassette (110 min.)

DANA 638

 

Dona Flor e seus dois maridos Dona Flor and her two husbands 1994

Bruno Barreto, Jorge Amado, Luiz Carlos Barreto, Newton Rique, Cia Serrador, Sonia Braga, José Wilker, and Mauro Mendonca

When a passionate young widow marries a respectable but undemonstrative man, the naked ghost of her first husband returns to make her life more interesting. 1 videocassette (106 min.)

DANA 712

 

Dona Flora and her two husbands 1989

Bruno Barreto, Luiz Carlos Barreto, Sonia Braga, José Wilker, Mauro Mendonca, and Jorge Amado

A comedy about a young and beautiful widow who makes a respectable second marriage but can't escape the high-spirited ghost of her caddish but much-loved first husband. 1 videocassette (110 min.)

MEDIA 2-883

 

El aangel exterminador The exterminating angel c2008

Gustavo Alatriste, Luis Buanuel, Luis Alcoriza, Gabriel Figueroa, Silvia Pinal, Rosa Elena Durgel, Jacqueline Andere, Josae Baviera, Augusto Benedico, Luis Beristain, Antonio Bravo, Claudio Brook, Cesar del Campo, Lucy Gallardo, Enrique Garcaia aAlvarez, Ofelia Guilmaain, Enrique Rambal, Carlos Savage, Raul Lavista, Luis Alcoriza, Janus Films, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

After a lavish dinner party in a stately mansion, the guests believe themselves unable to leave the premises. As the days pass, the elaborate facades of their social positions collapse and they are forced to live like animals. Finally discovering they are actually free to leave, they go to church to give thanks, where they are again trapped. 2 videodiscs (93 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2028

 

El dia que me quieras The day you love me 1996

Sergio Dow, José Ignacio Cabrujas, Edward Lachman, Sabrina Mamou, Luis María Serra, Graciela Duffau, Fausto Verdial, Maria Eugenia Davila, Ulises Dumont, and Claudio Berge

In 1935, the last year of Juan Vicente Gomez' dictatorship, Caracas, Venezuela was host to the great tango singer, Carlos Gardel. This is the story of those who came to greet him, as well as the Incisor family, at whose door he accidentally arrives. 1 videocassette (80 min.)

MEDIA 2-3797

 

Eles não usam Black Tie They don't wear black tie 1989?

Leon Hirszman, Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, Fernanda Montenegro, Bete Mendes, Carlos Alberto Ricelli, and Milton Gonçalves

The story of a São Paulo working-class family that becomes deeply divided over a strike at the factory in which both father and son, along with the son's fiancée, work. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA 2-1803

 

Erendira 1985

Ruy Teixeira Guerra, Gabriel García Márquez, Irene Papas, Claudia Ohana, and Michael Lonsdale

A teenage girl is forced into prostitution by her greedy grandmother. 1 videocassette (103 min.)

DANA MEDIA 5            2-367

 

Fitzcarraldo 2002, c1982

Werner Herzog, Lucki Stipeti c, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Story of a man obsessed with a dream to build his own personal opera house in a remote Peruvian town. 1 videodisc (157 min.)

MEDIA 10-747

 

Fábula de la bella palomera 1991, 1988

Joao Alfredo Viegas,  Ruy Guerra, Ney Latorraca, Claudia Ohana, Tonia Carrero, and Gabriel García Márquez

Set on a panoramic Brazilian beach, this film confronts the sexual and social tensions between classes in the romantic story of a wealthy aristocrat's obsessive desire for a married woman. 1 videocassette (73 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 630 2-2419

 

The Garden of delights 1988

Carlos Saura, José Luis López Vázquez, Luchy Soto, Francisco Pierra, Lina Canelejas, Charo Soriano, and Elías Querejeta

A rich old man suffers from amnesia caused by an auto accident. His family recreates scenes from the past in an effort to jog his memory--of the number of his Swiss bank account. 1 videocassette (95 min.)

MEDIA 2-1190

 

Golpes a mi puerta Knocks at my door 1998?

Alejandro Saderman, Juan Carlos Gené, Veronica Oddo, Elba Escobar, José Antonio Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Gené, and Alejandro Salderman

A deadly encounter between two nuns and the military police reflect the turbulent times in Latin American society. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA 2-6074

 

A Hora da estrela The Hour of the star 1985

Clarice Lispector, Suzana Amaral, and Marcella Cartaxo

A young woman in search of success moves from Brazil's arid Northeast to the teeming city of Săo Paulo, where only her fantasies can make the poverty she finds bearable. 1 videocassette (VHS) (96 min.)

MEDIA  DANA 2-346  1390

 

I don't want to talk about it De eso no se habla 1995, 1993

Marcello Mastroianni, Alejandra Podesta, Luisina Brando, Alfredo Alcon, Maria Luisa Bemberg, Oscar Kramer, Betiana Blum, Roberto Carnaghi, and Julio Llinás

A sophisticated world traveller (Mastroianni) retires to a small town and is drawn to a much younger woman (Podesta).  The smartest, most talented woman in town, she is in many ways a perfect match for him.  But, because she is a dwarf, she has been sheltered by her overprotective mother from the realities of life. 1 videocassette (102 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-3413 2-3796

 

Los niños invisibles Invisible children c2003

Lisandro Duque Naranjo, Gloria Elena Gamba, Guillermo A Castañeda, Ingrid Cielo Ospina, Juvenal Angarita, Gustavo Camacho, EGM Producciones, and Latin American Video Archives

In a small town in Colombia in the 1950s three eight-year-olds attempt to make themselves invisible by following the directions in a book of black magic. Fifty years later one of these children tells the story of their adventures. 1 videocassette (92 min.)

MEDIA 2-7239

 

Lost embrace 2006

Daniel S Burman, Diego Dubcovsky, Marcelo Birmajer, Daniel Hendler, Adriana Aizemberg, Jorge d' Elia, Sergio Boris, New Yorker Video (Firm), New Yorker Films, Bavaria Film International (Firm), and Burman-Dubcovsky-Cine

Ariel is a young man who lives in a Jewish working-class section of Buenos Aires. Since his father went missing in the war, his mother Sonia and brother Joseph work in the shopping and business district. With no interest in school or work, Ariel just ends up hangin out. He finally gets motivated by the idea of moving to Poland, so asks his grandmother, an ex-girlfriend, and Rabbi Benderson for help. 1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.)

MEDIA 10-1015

 

Luzia Homem 1991

Fábio Barreto, Lucy Barreto, Luiz Carlos Barreto, Bruno Barreto, Carlos Diegues, Aguinaldo Silva, Tairone Feitosa, Claudia Ohana, Thales Pan Chacon, José de Abreu, Luiza Falcão, and Domingos Olympio

Set in the plains of central Brazil, Luzia is the story of a beautiful young woman, a cowgirl with extraordinary rodeo skills, who is caught in a clash between squatters and the powerful ranch owners. 1 videocassette (112 min.)

MEDIA 2-5392

 

Macu the policeman's woman 1987

Solveig Hoogesteijn,  Milagros Rodríguez Cáceres, Olegario Bqrrera, Daniel Alvarado, María Luisa Mosquera, Frank HernaŢndez,  Macu Films (Firm), Cinearte (Firm), and Latin American Video Archives

Based on a real-life, highly sensationalized murder case, this is the story of Ismael Ramírez, a middle-aged police captain, and his child bride, Macu. This story serves to highlight the injustice inherent in a system that assumes wives are the property of their husbands. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-7227

 

A Man, when he is a man 1982

Valeria Sarmiento

Set in Costa Rica, illuminates the social climate and cultural traditions which nurture "machismo" and allow the domination of women to flourish in Latin America. 1 videocassette (66 min.)

MEDIA 2-725

 

Martín Fierro 1996

Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Alfredo Alcon, Lautaro Murúa, Graciela Borges, Walter Vidarte, Leonardo Favio, Andre du Rona, E. Anibal Disalvo, Ariel Ramírez, and José Hernández

Set in the Argentine interior in the nineteenth century, this film tells the story of a man who abandons his family to fight the Indians.  He fails his test of courage, becomes a deserter, kills a man in self-defense, and retreats to live in an Indian village with his best friend. 1 videocassette (ca. 134 min.)

DANA 1398

 

Memórias do cárcere Memoirs of prison 1986, 1984

Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Carlos Vereza, Glória Pires, Jofre Soares, Graciliano Ramos, Jose Dumont, José Medeiros, Antonio Luiz Soares, Anne Head, Luiz Carlos Barreto, Lucy Barreto, and Carlos Alberto Camuyrano

Graciliano Ramos, under suspicion of extreme left-wing views, was imprisoned on a penal isle near Rio de Janeiro from 1936-1937 during a period of political repression in Brazil.  The story is adapted from his vivid recollections of prison life. 1 videocassette (121 min.)

MEDIA 2-3818

 

Miss Mary 1991, 1986

Maria Luisa Bemberg, Julie Christie, Nacha Guevara, Eduardo A Pavlovsky, Gerardo Romano, Luisina Brando, and Lita Stantic

Set in Buenos Aires, this is the story of a cultured English governess whose display of compassion disrupts the tradition-bound existence of the wealthy Argentine household in which she works. 1 videocassette (101 min.)

MEDIA 2-3301

 

La Muralla verde The green wall 1990

Julio Alerman, Sandra Riva, Raúl Martin, and Armando Robles Godoy

The story of a young settler who tries to escape the bureaucracy of life in Lima with his wife and son by starting a farm in the Peruvian jungle, only to experience more problems and setbacks. 1 videocassette (110 min.)

MEDIA 2-1196

 

Natal Da Portela 1988

Paulo César Saraceni, Milton Goncalves, Zezé Motta, and Almir Guineto

"The name 'Natal da Portela' is historically attached to the cultural identity of Brazil.  Natal da Portela created the first scola de samba in Rio de Janeiro.  The schools of samba--scolas de samba--are the soul of carnival....The principal role played by Milton Goncalves, one of the major black actors in Brazil, gives the film an authentic flavor rarely seen in films portraying the contemporary life of Black Brazilians."--Container. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

MEDIA 2-5035

 

Nazarín 1989

Paco Rabal, Marga Lopez, Rita Macedo, Ignacio López Tarso, Ofelia Guilmáin, Benito Pérez Galdós, and Luis Buñuel

A humble priest is forced to leave the priesthood because of his relationship with women. 1 videocassette (92 min.)

DANA 1344

 

No habrá más penas ni olvido Funny dirty little war 1988?

Roberto Cobra, Hector Olivera, Fernando Ayala, Luis Osvaldo Repetto, Federico Luppi, Victor Laplace, Héctor Bidonde, and Osvaldo Soriano

A small town in Argentina finds itself in an unexpected revolution that turns into tragedy. 1 videocassette (80 min.)

MEDIA 2-1185

 

O sertão das memórias Landscapes of memory 1997

José W Araújo, Michelle Yasmine Valladares, Antero Marques Araújo, Maria EMilce Pinto, Ganesh Producciones Cinematográficas, Araújo-Valladares Productions, and Tupa Films

Part religious allegory and part political commentary, this film follows the struggles of two elderly peasants as they undertake an enigmatic pilgrimage through the Sertao, the arid, desert-like region in northeast Brazil known for grinding poverty and political corruption. 1 videocassette (98 min.)

MEDIA 2-7232

 

The Official story 1986, 1985

Norma Aleandro and Héctor Alteril

Set in present day Argentina, the sheltered wife of a wealthy businessman begins to discover that her own daughter, adopted at birth, may have been stolen from a family. A true account of a woman choosing to either live a lie or risk tearing apart her own life and family. 1 videocassette (VHS) (112 min.)

MEDIA DANA 2-366     453

Latin America (Continued)

Plata quemada Burnt money c2002

Eduardo Noriega, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Leticia Brédice, Pablo Echarri, Marcelo Pińeyro, Oscar Kramer, Ricardo Piglia, Cuatro Cabezas Films S.A, Tornasol Films, Mandarin films S.A, Taxi Films (Firm), Vía Digital (Firm), and Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)

When two gay thugs, Angel and El Nene, join a plan to hold up an armored truck with a group of seasoned gangsters, their love and loyalty to each other is tested. 1 videodisc (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-693

 

Pubis angelical 1988

Raul de la Torre, Manuel Puig, Manuel Puig , Graciela Borges,  Alfredo Alcon, and Pepe Soriano

While in her hospital bed, a woman reflects on her life and the roles men have played in her life, against a backdrop of Argentine political events. 1 videocassette (117 min.)

DANA 637

 

Quase dois irmaaos Almost two brothers 2004

Laucia Murat, Paulo Lins, Caco Ciocler, Flaavio Bauraqui, Werner Scheunemann, Antonio Pompeo, Maria Flor, Taiga (Firm), First-Run Features (Firm), and Global Film Initiative

A look at the class struggle of Brazil over four decades, through the eyes of Miguel, a white middle-class rebel, and Jorge, his black childhood friend. 1 videodisc (102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1971

 

Quilombo 1991

Carlos Diegues, Antonio Pompeo, Zezé Motta, Augusto Arraes, Lauro Escorel Filho, Mair Tavares, Toni Tornado, and Vera Fischer

In 17th-century Brazil, groups of runaway black slaves escaped to mountainous jungle strongholds, where they formed self-governing communities known as quilombos. 1 videocassette (114 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-1993 2-5228

 

Rodrigo D no futuro 1991

Víctor Gaviria, Ramiro Meneses, Carlos Mario Restrepo, Jackson Idrian Gallego , Vilma Díaz, Oscar Hernández, and Elsa Vásquez

A shockingly accurate and timely portrayal of the reckless existence of youths in one of the most exciting and dangerous cities in Latin America--Medellín, Colombia, in 1988. Backed with a frenetic punk rock soundtrack, the film centers around Rodrigo, a would-be drummer, and his friends who are trapped in the violence and drugs which define their turbulent lifestyle. 1 videocassette (92 min.)

MEDIA 2-2825

 

Romero c1990

Raul Julia, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia, Eddie Velez, Tony Plana, John Sacret Young, John Duigan, Ellwood E Kieser, Paulist Pictures, and Vidmark Entertainment

Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and the oppression in his country. This film chronicles the transformation of Romero from an apolitical, complacent priest to a comitted leader of the Salvadoran people. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA 2-7342

 

Tecnicas de duelo una cuestión de honor =Details of the duel: a question of honor 1991

Humberto Dorado, Sergio Cabrera, Frank Ramírez, Humberto Dorado, and Florina Lemaitre

At the end of the fifties, the habitual calm of a nameless town in the heart of the Andes is shaken by the news of an up-coming duel between the local school-teacher and the butcher--men who only yesterday were friends and political allies.  Egged on by the clergy, the militia and the town's bureaucrats, a private affair becomes a gladiatorial spectacle. 1 videocassette (97 min.)

MEDIA 2-1823

 

Tieta do agreste Tieta from the forest 1996, 1998

Carlos Diegues, Antonio Calmon, Joăo Ubaldo Ribeiro, Sonia Braga, and Jorge Amado

The story of a prodigal daughter who returns home to her small town 26 years after leaving. 1 videocassette (115 min.)

MEDIA 2-5033

 

La tigra 199-

Camilo Luzuriaga, Lissette Cabrera, Rossanna Iturralde, Verónica García, Aristides Vargas, Virgillo Valero, and José de la Cuadra

Three sisters - stereotypically the whore, the saint and the virgin - own a cafe in an isolated area of Ecuador.  The Tigress (the whore) has supernatural powers which she will keep as long as her younger sister remains a virgin.  The Tigress becomes increasingly "macho" until her sisters forsake her and the local police move in. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-5443

 

Un Seńor muy viejo con unas alas enormes A very old man with enormous wing[s] 1991

Fernando Birri, Gabriel García Márquez, Daisy Granados, Asdrubal Melendez, and Luis Alberto Ramírez

Amid the debris of a Columbian cyclone lands a man whose seemingly miraculous anatomy attracts the curious and devout from around the world.  Silent and disheveled, this fantastical "creature" is housed in a chicken coop as onlookers wait for his heavenly message which turns out to be a very mixed blessing. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

DANA 635

 

La vida es una sola You only live once  199-

Marianne Eyde, Alonso Alegría, Milagros del Carpio, Juliat Zambrano, Aristoteles Picho, Rosa Maria Olortegui, Kusi Films, and Latin American Video Archives

Portrays a village in the Peruvian Andes that is caught between the tyrannies of the terrorist group, Sendero Luminoso, and the Peruvian military. Acted by indigenous people from the region. 1 videocassette (84 min.)

MEDIA 2-7229

 

Vidas secas 199-?

Graciliano A family and their dog struggle to survive in drought-stricken Northeast BrazilRamos and Nelson Pereira dos Santos

A family and their dog struggle to survive in drought-stricken Northeast Brazil.   1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA          MEDIA 2-1771             10-625

 

Viridiana 1992

Luis Buńuel, Silvia Pinal, Fernando Rey Martínez, Francisco Rabal, and Gustavo Alatriste

The story of a woman who renounces her wish to become a nun after her uncle attempts to rape her.  Pursuing a dream of providing a haven for derelicts, she once again becomes the victim of a rape attempt and her illusions are shattered. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-160

 

Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown 1989

Pedro Almodóvar, Carmen Maura, Julieta Serrano, and Antonio Banderas

Comedy about a woman who has been jilted by the love of her life, her friend who is in love with a terrorist, and her ex-lover's crazed wife. 1 videocassette (88 min.)

MEDIA 2-884

 

Xica da Silva 1993

Jarbas Barbosa, Carlos Diegues, Zezé Motta, Walmor Chagas, Altair Lima, Elke Maravilha, Stepan Nercessian, Rodolfo Arena, José Wilker, and João Felício dos Santos

The story of the legendary Black Slave Xica da Silva. During an 18th century diamond rush, Brazil's interior becomes a scene of wealth and excess where Xica rises in power to become the unofficial Empress of Brazil, vividly fusing European and African culture. 1 videocassette (109 min.)

DANA 1393

 

 

Latin America - New This Year

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