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Movies (fiction) by Region: East and Central Europe

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers

East and Central Europe DVDs

12:08 east of Bucharest c2009

Daniel Burlac, Corneliu Porumboiu, Mircea Andreescu, Teodor Corban, Ioan Sapdaru, 42 Km Film, and Tartan Video (Firm)

"On the sixteenth-year anniversary of the fall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, a local anchorman of a nearby provincial town invites two of his acquaintances to share their moments of revolutionary glory on his talk show. One is an impish, insightful retiree who sometimes poses as Santa Claus, the other a henpecked, hard-drinking teacher who has just devoted his entire salary to his drinking debts. Together they will remember the day when they stormed their town hall calling 'Down with Ceausescu.' Or did they?"--Container. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-1845

 

4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile c2008

Cristian Mungiu, Oleg Mutu, Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alex Potocean, Dana Bunescu, Catalin Dordea, IFC Films, and Genius Entertainment

1987, Communist Romania. During the course of one day, Otilia helps her friend and roommate Gabita get a late-term abortion. With abortion, let alone any kind of contraceptive, being illegal, the women have to use illegal means to achieve their goal. Shows the rough and gritty situation in which these college students, particularly Otilia, must make decisions and deal with their consequences. 1 videodisc (113 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2496

 

71 fragmente einer chronologie des zufalls c2006

Michael Haneke, Veit Heiduschka, Gariel Cosmin Urdes, Lukas Miko, Otto Grünmandl, Anne Bennent, Udo Samel, Branko Samarovski, Claudia Martini, Georg Friedrich, Wega Film (Firm), Camera Film, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Arte (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

"A meticulous depiction of the numbing and normalizing effects of television" -- container. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-761

 

Alice Darkness light darkness 1999?

Jan Svankmajer, Peter-Christian Fueter, Kristýna Kohoutová, Lewis Carroll, Condor Features, Film Four International, Hessischer Rundfunk, and First-Run Features (Firm)

Alice: A little girl follows an elusive White Rabbit and so begins this dream expedition into the landscape of childhood, combining techniques of animation, puppet theatre and live action in Svankmajer's surreal version of Alice's adventures in Wonderland. Darkness light darkness: A man literally constructs himself within the confines of a very small room--a potent allegory of Svankmajer's life in Eastern Europe. 1 videodisc (84, 7 min.)

MEDIA 10-2239

 

Antares 2007, 2004

"Antares tells three stories of passion, jealousy, routine, and violence, in which love is the cause of and driving force behind each character's emotional and physical experiences. Alex and Nicole are divorced, but Alex cannot let go of what has passed. Sonja is facing tough times because of her pregnancy and becoming wildly jealous of her husband Marco. Eva, a loyal wife and mother, has her life turned upside-down by a fling with Tomasz."--Container. 1 videodisc (115 min.)

MEDIA 10-4058

 

Auf der anderen Seite Edge of Heaven  c2008

Andreas Thiel, Klaus Maeck, Fatih Akin, Baki Davrak, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nursel Köse , Nurgül Ye silçay, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Hanna Schygulla, Monique Akin, Corazón International (Firm), Anka Film (Firm), Dorje Film (Firm), Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm), and Match Factory (Firm)

Six characters are drawn together by circumstances - an old man and a prostitute forging a partnership, a young scholar reconciling his past, two young women falling in love, and a mother putting the shattered pieces of her life back together. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-1592

 

Before the rain (a tale in three parts) c2008

This trio of stories begins with "Words," as a young Macedonian monk discovers an Albanian girl hiding in his quarters, and attempts to hide her from a local militia. In the second, "Faces," a London photo-agent struggles with how to tell her husband she's been having an affair with one of her foreign photojournalists. In the third, "Pictures," the photojournalist returns to his Macedonian village and becomes embroiled in centuries-old skirmishes. For these people, as one of them says, "Time never dies ... the circle is not round." Connected in subtle ways, each finds that in the former Yugoslavia, it does not matter whether a person tries to help or stay neutral. Trouble ensues either way. 1 videodisc (113 min.)

MEDIA 10-5482

 

Benny's video c2006

Michael Haneke, Veit Heiduschka, Bernard Lang, Arno Frisch, Angela Winkler, Ulrich Mühe, Ingrid Stassner, Wega Film (Firm), and  Kino International Corporation

Benny likes to watch violent movies, including a home-made video of a pig being slaughtered. Benny soon loses his mind, killing a girl and filming the murder with his video camera. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-745

 

Caché Hidden 2006

Michael Haneke, Margaret Menegoz, Veit Heiduschka, Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Bénichou, Annie Girardot, Bernard Le Coq, Walid Afkir, Lester Makedonsky, Daniel Duval, Nathalie Richard, Denis Podalydčs, Aďssa Maďga, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), Films du losange (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

A talk show host and his wife and son seem to be living an ideal life until clandestinely-filmed videotapes of their private lives start to show up on their front porch. As the tapes reveal more secrets, the resulting stress and fear leads to conflict, obsession, and deceit for the couple and brings back episodes from the husband's childhood when he wronged a young Algerian boy. 1 videodisc (ca. 118 min.)

MEDIA 10-744

 

Code inconnu récit incomplet de divers voyages = Code unknown : incomplete tales of several journeys c2002

Michael Haneke, Marin Karmitz, Alain Sarde , Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler, Luminita Gheorghiu, Ona Lu Yenke, Arsinée Khanjian, MK2 Productions, Arte France cinéma (Firm), France 2 cinéma (Firm), Bavaria Film, Studio Canal+, and Kino International Corporation

On a bustling Paris street corner, four separate lives intersect, interweaving the stories of a promising actress, her photojournalist boyfriend, a teacher of African descent, and a Romanian illegal immigrant. A portrait of life in a fractured, lonely world. 1 videodisc (113 min.)

MEDIA 10-750

 

The collected shorts of Jan Svankmajer 2003

Jan Svankmajer and KimStim, Inc

"Utilizing a delirious combination of puppets, humans, stop-motion animation and live action, Svankmajer's films conjure up a dreamlike universe that is at once dark, macabre, witty and perversely visceral. This is a collection of short works"--Container. 2 videodiscs

MEDIA 10-2191

 

Czlowiek z zelaza 2010, 1981

Andrzej Wajda, Aleksander Scibor-Rylski, Marian Opania, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Krystyna Janda, Lech Walesa, Anna Walentynowicz, Wieslawa Kosmalska, Irena Byrska, Boguslaw Linda, Zespól Filmowy X, Film Polski, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1992- )

A strike by the Polish union Solidarity takes place at the Gdansk shipyard in the summer of 1980. An alcoholic TV journalist is ordered to smear one of Solidarity's key figures, nicknamed the "Man of Iron.". 1 videodisc (153 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3483

 

Czæ owiek z marmuru 2003

In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut. She studies his stint as a proletariat hero, how that heroism was created, and what became of him. 1 videodisc (156 min.)

MEDIA 10-5484

 

Daleka Cestaa Distant journey 2005, 1950

Alfred Radok, Erik Kolaar, Mojmir Drvota, Blanka Waleska, Otomar Krejeca, Viktor Ocasek, Zdeenka Baldovaa, Naarodnai filmovay archaiv, Facets Multimedia (Chicago, Ill.), and Facets Video (Firm)

One of the first theatrical films about the Holocaust, banned for decades in the Czech Republic and then rediscovered, follows the struggles of Dr. Hannah Kaufman and her family from the time of the Nazi Occupation of Prague through her experiences in the transit camp of Theresienstadt (modern Terezin). 1 videodisc (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-1505

 

Das weisse Band eine deutsche Kindergeschichte c2009

Michael Haneke, Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Ulrich Tukur, Leonie Benesch, Ursina Lardi, Fion Mutert, X Filme Creative Pool, and  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

"On the eve of World War I, strange accidents in a small Protestant village in Northern Germany involve the children and teenagers of a choir run by the schoolteacher and their families. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery as these events gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual"--Container. 1 videodisc (144 min.)

MEDIA 10-1844

 

Der siebente kontinent The seventh continent 2006

Michael Haneke, Veit Heiduschka, Birgit Doll, Dieter Berner, Leni Tanzer, Wega Film (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

Georg and his wife Anna realize how monotonous and isolated their lives are when their daughter Eva, in a desperate attempt to get attention, suddenly pretends to be blind. The family decides to break with their routine and plans to emigrate to Australia. This film is a stark look at lives severed from feelings. 1 videodisc (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-762

 

Dybuk 2007, 1937

Michal Waszy nski, Alter Kacyzne, Andrzej Marek, Avraham Morevski, Isaac Samberg, Moshe Lipman, Lili Liliana, Dina Halpern, Henoch Kon, Gershon Sirota, S An-Ski, FENIKS (Firm), and National Center for Jewish Film

Years after their parents had made a pledge that they would marry, a young couple meet and fall in love. The father of the young man had long before perished and the young woman's father, forgetting his vow, keeps the two apart. The film concerns unfulfilled love, broken promises, and the supernatural, as the persona of the youth enters his beloved's body and possesses her. Inspired by S. Anski's ethnographic research among Jews living in the Polish-Russian countryside just before WWI. 1 videodisc (123 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3082

 

Edith Stein the seventh chamber 2010, 1996

A moving, artistic portrayal of the life of Jewish philosopher, Catholic convert and Carmelite martyr, Edith Stein, capturing the interior struggles of this extraordinary woman, as well as the great conflicts from her decision to convert to Catholicism. 1 videodisc (108 min.)

MEDIA 10-4084

 

Eroica c2005

Andrzej Munk, Edward Dziewo ski, Barbara Polomska, Zespól Filmowy KADR, Polart (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

This feature By Andrezej Munk is an example of the Polish myth of romantic heroism. The Warsaw Uprising is looked at through the eyes of a drunken black marketeer. Polish prisoners in a German camp fanatically believe in the heroism of their comrade. 1 videodisc (80 min.)

MEDIA 10-978

 

Gadjo dilo 2002, 1997

Tony Gatlif, Guy Marignane, Romain Duris, Rona Hartner, Isidor Serban, Princes Films, and Panorama Entertainment

A young French man, in search of a legendary Gypsy singer, is taken in by a Gypsy community in Romania where he learns their ways of talking, drinking, dancing, cursing and screwing. 1 videodisc (97 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3277

 

Harem suare c2003, 1999

Tilde Corsi, Gianni Romoli, Ferzan Özpetek, Marie Gillain, Alex Descas, Serra Yilmaz, Haluk Bilginer, Medusa Pictures, Medusa Film, R & C Produzioni (Firm), Films Balenciaga (Firm), Afs Film, Strand Releasing (Firm), and Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)

In Baghdad in the early 1900's, a young woman rises up through the ranks of power within the Ottoman Empire. She and a eunuch plan an elaborate scheme for the release of the female slaves. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-1261

 

Import export 2010

Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz, Ekateryna Rak, Paul Hofmann, Michael Thomas, Maria Hofsteatter, Georg Friedrich, Coproduction Office (Firm), Sterreichisches Filminstitut (Firm), Filmfonds Wien, Land Niedersterreich (Firm), and Vivendi Entertainment (Firm)

Olga is a nurse from the Ukraine who only knows poverty. She searches for a better life in the West. Paul is an unemployed security guard from Austria who travels to the East in search of the same. Both are looking for work, a new beginning, an existence, and life. Olga comes from a place where unremitting poverty is the order of the day. Paul comes from a place where unemployment doesn't mean hunger, but a crisis of meaning and sense of uselessness. Both are struggling to believe in themselves and to find a meaning in life. 1 videodisc (135 min.)

MEDIA 10-2013

 

In darkness 2012

Leopold Socha is a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland. One day he encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the town's sewers beneath the bustling activity of the city above. What starts out as a straightforward and cynical business arrangement turns into something very unexpected, the unlikely alliance between Socha and the Jews as the enterprise seeps deeper into Socha's conscience.  1 videodisc (144 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3766

 

Journey to the sun  2004

Mehmet is a cheerful young man from Western Turkey, and Berzan is a Kurdish rebel in the underground, who become fast friends while living in Istanbul. Mehmet is unjustly arrested, but the experience makes him aware of his country's political realities. When the situation heats up, and Berzan is involved, Mehmet embarks on a sweeping, spiritual journey across Turkey to his friend's Kurdish homeland. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-5209

 

Konkurs  and Audition c2005

Milos Forman, Ivan Passer, Miroslav Ondrícek, Jan Vostrcil, Frantisek Zeman, Jirí Suchý, Jirí Slitr, and Second Run DVD (Firm)

Two films about different kinds of musical competition: the rivals, the expectations, and the waiting of prizes: I. Kdyby ty muziky nebyly = Why do we need all those brass bands. -- II. Konkurs = Audition. 1 videodisc (79 min.)

MEDIA 10-2192

 

Kįrhozat c2006

Béla Tarr, Lįszló Krasznahorkai, József Marx, Įgnes Hranitzky, B. Miklós Székely, Vali Kerekes, György Cserhalmi, Gyula Pauer, Hédi Temessy, Mihįly Vķg, Peter Hames, Fergus Daly, Magyar Filmintézet, MOKÉP (Firm), Magyar Televķzió, and Facets Video (Firm)

"Karrer, a hapless human wreck, is in love with a married cabaret singer in a Hungarian mining town. He longs for a better life with the singer, who wants to escape to work the nightclubs of the big cities. In a plot designed to give him more time with her, Karrer involves the singer's husband in a smuggling scheme, but his plans go awry"--Container. 1 videodisc (115 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3611

 

Langsamer Sommer 2008, 1976

John Cook, Helmut Boselmann, Susanne Schett, Michael Pilz, Hermann Juranek, Christa Schubert, Helmet Zenker, Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Edition Filmmuseum (Firm), and Film & kunst GmbH

"John Cook (1935-2001) was, in his own words, "Viennese by choice". Between 1972 and 1982 the Canadian photographer directed four films (three features and a documentary) which hold a unique position in Austrian Cinema: independently produced, featureing a cast and crew of friends and shot on modest budgets. This 2-disc set presents restored versions of Cooks three landmark films produced in the 1970's as well as extra materials."--Container. 2 videodiscs (83 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3293

 

Lepa sela lepo gore Pretty village, pretty flame 1998

Srđan Dragojevi c, Goran Bjelogrli c, Dragan Bjelogrli c, Nikola Kojo, Milko Josifov, Vanja Buli c, Nikola Pejakovi c, Dragan Maksimovic, Dragan BjelogrlicŢ, Nikola Kojo, Zoran CvijanovicŢ, Milorad MandicŢ, Dragan PetrovicŢ, Cobra Film GmbH, MCRS (Firm), Radio televizija Srbije, Wellspring Media, and Fox Lorber Home Video (Firm)

The film starts in the Belgrade army hospital where casualties of Bosnian civil war are treated. In the hospital they remember their youth and the war. The main focus is on two young boys, Halil, a Muslim, and Milan, a Serb, which have grown up together near a deserted tunnel linking the Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and Zagreb. They never dare go inside, as they believe an ogre resides there. Twelve years later, during the Bosnian civil war, Milan, who is trapped in the tunnel with his troop, and Halil, find themselves on opposing sides, fatefully heading toward confrontation. 1 videodisc (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-514

 

Little Otik Otesánek c2002

Jan Svankmajer, Veronika Zilková, Jan Hartl, Jaroslava Kretschimerová, Pavel Nový, Kristina Adamcová, Juraj Galvánek, Karel Jaromír Erben, Zeitgeist Films, Athanor Film Production Company, Illumination Films, and FilmFour (Firm)

In this adaptation of a Czech legend about an infertile couple, a husband presents a tree stump that physically resembles a baby to console his wife. When she treats it like a real baby, it comes to life and acquires a monstrous appetite. 1 videodisc (126 min.)

MEDIA 10-2202

 

The man from London 2010, 2007

Tilda Swinton, Miroslav Krobot, Agi Szirtes, Jįnos Derzsi, Erika Bók, Béla Tarr, Lįszló Krasznahorkai, Įgnes Hranitzky, Gįbor Téni, Georges Simenon, Fortissimo Films, T.T. Filmmühely, and E1 Entertainment (Firm)

A man whose lonely life at the edge of the sea has become as predictable as the tide witnesses a murder that sends him on an existential journey the likes of which he could never have anticipated in director Bela Tarr's philosophical drama. Maloin had reached a point in life where he was content to embrace loneliness while turning a blind eye to the inevitable decay that surrounded him. Upon bearing witness to a shocking murder, however, the man who once lived a life of quiet solitude is forced to wrestle with such profound issues as punishment, mortality, and the sin of complicity in a crime he didn't even commit. Now, despite Maloin's simple wish to be free and happy, he must journey deep within his inner-self to confront emotions that he never once fathomed in his long yet uneventful existence. 1 videodisc (139 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2973

 

The man without a world 200-?

"[This film] is credited to the legendary (and imaginary) 1920s Soviet director, Yevgeny Antinov. But the film is anything but old. In fact, Antinov himself is the creation of contemporary filmmaker Eleanor Antin...a dark, comic melodrama set in a typical shtetl (village) in Poland. The Jews' struggle against poverty and racial hatred is complicated by their own division into hostile political factions of the religious orthodoxy, assimilationists, socialists, Zionists, anarchists and survivors. While the Jews of the shtetl pursue their loves, politics, religion, business and dreams for the future, the Angel of Death is ever near..."--Container. 1 videodisc (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-5633

 

Marketa Lazarov©L 2013, c1967

This stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and Pagansim, humankind and nature, and love and violence. 2 videodiscs (165 min.)

MEDIA 10-5660

 

Matka Joanna od aněolów 2006

Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Lucyna Winnicka, Mieczyslaw Voit, Anna Ciepielewska, Maria Chwalibóg, Zespól Filmowy X, Film Polski, Facets Video (Firm), and Polart (Firm)

A young priest arrives to exorcise the demons from a group of possessed Ursuline nuns, and when he meets the beautiful head of the convent, her blasphemies against the church both repel and excite him, with tragic consequences. 1 videodisc (108 min.)

MEDIA 10-990

 

Mia aionioteta kai mia mera Eternity and a day 2006

Thodoros Angelopoulos, Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Renauld, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Helleniko Kentro Kinematographou, New Yorker Video (Firm), New Yorker Films, and Merchant Ivory Productions

A famous writer is told he has only a few days to live. He meets a young boy on the street, an illegal immigrant from Albania, and decides to take him back home. During the trip, the writer hopes to learn about life and death. 1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.)

MEDIA 10-1020

 

Musíme si pomáhat c2001

Jan Hrebejk, Pavel Borovan, Ondrej Trojan, Petr Jarchovský, Boleslav Polívka, Anna Sisková, Jaroslav Dusek, Jirí Pecha, Simona Stasová, Martin Huba, Jirí Kodet, Vladimir Marek, Richard Tesarík, Total Helpart T.H.A, Ceská televize (Prague, Czech Republic), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm), and Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)

During World War II and the Nazi occupation of Czechoslavakia, a couple, Josef and Marie, decide to hide a young Jewish neighbor in their small apartment. They keep getting a visit from their neighbor, Horst, who is a German sympathizer and has his eye on Marie. When she rejects his advances he seeks revenge by trying to move a Nazi clerk into their home, forcing the couple to tell a lie that will change their lives forever. 1 videodisc (122 min.)

MEDIA 10-322

 

Na putu 2011

Jasmila Zbani c, Zrinka Cvitesic, and Leon Lucev

1 videodisc (100 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2549

 

Napló gyermekeimnek 2006, 1984

The turbulent period from 1943 to 1956 is depicted through the story of Juli, a young girl returning to Hungary from exile in Russia, whose father is a political prisoner and whose adoptive grandmother, Magda, is a revolutionary journalist who has risen to bureaucratic complacency in the Communist system. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-4381

 

No man's land 2002

Danis Tanovic, Frédérique Dumas-Zajdela, Marc Baschet, Cedomir Kolar, Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Sovagovi c, Georges Siatidis, Serge-Henri Valcke, United Artists Corporation, Noé Productions International, Fabrica Cinema (Firm), and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Set during the height of the Bosnian War in 1993, a group of Bosnian soldiers are advancing on Serb territory under the cover of a foggy night. At daybreak, the fog lifts, and the Serbs open fire. Soon there is only one Bosnian survivor because he was able to dive into a trench in no man's land. He then watches as two Serbian soldiers use the body of a fallen Bosnian to bait a land mine. He fires on them, killing one, and taking the second hostage. Now both are alone and equally armed, so they are forced to share a wary trust as they try to attract help from either side. 1 videodisc (97 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3440

 

Obchod na korze c2001, 1965

In 1942, Tono and his wife are struggling because of his antipathy towards the fascist regime. His brother-in-law, the local fuehrer, chooses Tono to oversee a button shop owned by a sweet, harmless Jewish widow, Mrs. Lautman. Unable to explain his position to Mrs. Lautman, Tono gradually accepts her belief that he is her assistant. When the Jews are ordered deported, the well-meaning Tono decides to shield her from the Nazis. 1 videodisc (126 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3772

 

Odjazd c2006

Magdalena Lazarkiewicz, Piotr Lazarkiewicz, Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska, Halina Winiarska, Grazyna Jedras, Polart (Firm), Studio Filmowe Zodiak, and Facets Video (Firm)

Members of an old age home in the Mazurian Lakes region show animosity towards two women with German ancestry. 1 videodisc (115 min.)

MEDIA 10-895

 

Ostre sledované vlaky Closely watched trains c2001, 1966

Jirí Menzel, Zdenek Oves, Bohumil Hrabal, Václav Nývlt, Václav Neckár, Jitka Bendová, Vladimir Valenta, Jaromír Sofr, Jirí Sust, Bohumil Hrabal, Janus Films, Ceskoslovenský filmový ústav, Ústrední p ujcovna film u (Prague, Czech Republic), Filmové studio Barrandov, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Comedy-drama about a young trainmaster employed in a tiny station during World War II. He becomes involved in a plot to blow up a German ammunition train, but when the plan backfires, he is forced to commit the ultimate act of courage. 1 videodisc (93 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2492

 

Otac na sluzbenom putu When father was away on business : an historical love film c2005

Emir Kusturica, Abdulah Sidran, Mirza Pasic, Moreno De Bartolli, Miki Manojlovi c, Mirjana Karanovic, Terra Entertainment (Firm), Koch Lorber Films, and KOCH Vision (Firm)

A six-year-old boy tells his version of why daddy couldn't stay with his family in post-WWII Yugoslavia. In reality, the child's father has gone to prison for romancing the lover of a high-ranking party member, but the boy thinks papa's away working. 1 videodisc (135 min.)

MEDIA 10-936

 

Ovoce strom u rajských jíme Fruit of paradise c2005

Vira Chytilová, Pavel Jurácek, Jitka Nováková, Jan Schmid, Karel Novák, Ústrední p ujcovna film u (Prague, Czech Republic), Filmové studio Barrandov, Elisabeth Films (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

"In this modern, highly stylized adaptation of the Adam and Eve story, a couple vacationing at a spa is offered the forbidden fruit of Eden.  The husband, Robert, refuses to eat the apple, but wife Eva bites into the luscious fruit."--Container. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-980

 

La pianiste The piano teacher 2002

Michael Haneke, Veit Heiduschka, Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Wega Film (Firm), MK2 Productions, Films Alain Sarde (Firm), Arte France cinéma (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

The story of Erika, a middle-aged classical piano instructor who is trapped between her rigid passion for music and her suffocating home life. She escapes her life with nightly voyeuristic wanderings and self-inflicted masochistic experiments. From novel by Elfriede Jelinek. 1 videodisc (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-746

 

Przesæ uchanie 2005, 1989

Banned for eight years, Interrogation is a scathing condemnation of political systems that resort to any sort of torture to crush dissent. A cabaret singer in 1950's Warsaw is victimized by a Stalinist government. 1 videodisc (112 min.)

MEDIA 10-4857

 

A Report on the Party and the Guests   O slavnosti a hostech 2007

Jan Nemec, Ester Krumbachová, Erich Svabík, Jan Procházka, Helena Pejsková, Jana Pracharová, Zdena Salivarová, Pavel Bosek, Evald Schorm, Karel Mares, Jan Klusák, Ivan Vyskocil, Jirí Nemec, Ústrední p ujcovna film u (Prague, Czech Republic), Filmové studio Barrandov, and Second Run DVD (Firm)

A political thriller that satirizes unquestioned conformity. A group of happy picnickers run afoul of a bullying sadist who has an unbreakable hold over his followers. After he interrogates one of them, a stranger then invites everyone to an elegant, formal banquet in the woods. The affair is bizarre, and ends with the group armed and hunting down a guest who chose not to remain. 1 videodisc (68 min.)

MEDIA 10-2193

 

Revanche c2009

Geotz Spielmann, Martin Gschlacht, Mathias Forberg, Heinz Stussak, Sandra Bohle, Johannes Krisch, Ursula Strauss, Irina Potapenko, Andreas Lust, Johannes Thanheiser, Hanno Peoschl, Karina Ressler, Armond White, Janus Films, Prisma Film (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

In a ragged section of Vienna, hardened ex-con Alex works in a brothel, where he falls for Ukrainian hooker Tamara. Their desperate plans for escape unexpectedly intersect with the lives of a rural cop and his seemingly content wife. 2 videodiscs (122 min.)

MEDIA 10-2054

 

Sedmikrasky Daisies 2001

Two teenage girls decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. 1 videodisc (73 min.)

MEDIA 10-5512

 

Singapore sling c2006

"A detective searches for his lost love and his travels lead him to two women living in a secluded country villa.  When they find him barely conscious and bleeding, he doesn't speak, so they name him Singapore Sling.  Their hospitality soon turns horrific ...."--Container. 1 videodisc (111 min.)

MEDIA 10-5090

 

The Sissi collection c2007. 1955 -1957

Ernst Marischka, Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Gustav Knuth, Vilma Degischer, Koch Lorber Films , Koch Entertainment (Firm), Erma Filmproduktionen, and  Beta Films (Firm)

Disc 1.Sissi (1955)  16 year old princess Elisabeth, 'Sissi', follows her mother and sister to the Austrian court, where her sister's engagement to the young emperor Franz Josef will be announced. But he meets Sissi when she's out fishing and falls in love with her.
Disc 2. Sissi: The Young Empress (1956)  Sissi slowly adapts to life as empress of Austria but finds it hard to live with her mother-in-law. The arch-duchess is constantly interfering with how the emperor rules the empire and how Sissi brings up her first-born daughter. Includes featurette.
Disc 3.Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress (1957)  Sissi enjoys traveling, but it's only temporary relief from Vienna, where Franz is buried in work and his mother interferes in everything. When Sissi becomes ill and Sophie must care for her daughter, Sissi is in danger of losing the will to live.
Disc 4. The Sissy Trioloy is presented in a condensed English-language dubbed version that follows the Princess's story from courtship through marriage.
Disc 5. Victoria has just been crowned Queen; her family have decided she will marry Germany's Prince Albert, but she has other plans. She stays incognito at a small inn in Dover, and by chance falls in love with a handsome man, who turns out to be Albert. 5 videodiscs (574 min.)

MEDIA 10-1593

 

Sonne halt! 2007

Ferry Radax, Konrad Bayer, Ida Radax, Hans Carl Artmann, Peter Kodera, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Hoanzl (Firm)

A series of short films by experimental director, Ferry Radax
Sonne halt! (1962)  (24 min.) -- Sun stop!  (24 min.) -- Gro e Liebe (1966)  (18 min.) -- Grande Amour (18 min.) --
Forum Dichter Graz (1967)  (43 min.) -- H.C. Artmann (1967)  (36 min.) -- Testament (1967-68)  (44 min.). 1 videodisc (165 min.)

MEDIA 10-2179

 

Strike 2007

Jürgen Haase, Volker Schlöndorff, Katharina Thalbach, Andrzej Chyra, Dominique Horwitz, Andrzej Grabowski, Red Envelope Entertainment (Firm), Laemmle/Zeller Films, Provobis (Firm), Bayerischer Rundfunk, and MPI Home Video (Firm)

"An illiterate single mother, Agnieszka Kowalska is a Socialist "heroine of labor" for working long hours as a shipyard welder... until her superiors deny compensation to the widows of 21 workers killed in an industrial disaster. Risking her job, her life, and the love of her son to defy the bureacracy, Agnieszka inspires the largest labor strike in world history... and becomes a national hero." -Container. 1 videodisc (108 min.)

MEDIA 10-1610

 

Sweet movie 2007

Vincent Malle, Duesan Makavejev, Carole Laure, Pierre Claementi, Anna Prucnal, Sami Frey, Jane Mallet, V. M. Productions, Mojack Film Ltaee, Maran-Film , Janus Films, and  Criterion Collection (Firm)

A futuristic film on the adventures of Miss Virginity World 1984. 1 videodisc (98 min.)

MEDIA   MEDIA 10-1504       2-930

 

Sįtįntangó 2008, 1994

Lįszló Krasznahorkai, Įgnes Hranitzky, Béla Tarr, György Fehér, Joachim von Vietinghoff, Ruth Waldburger, Mihįly Vķg, Putyi Horvįth, Lįszló feLugossy, Eva Almįssy Albert, Jįnos Derzsi, David Bordwell, Scott Foundas, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Susan Doll, Lįszló Krasznahorkai, Mozgókép Innovįctós Tįrsulįs és Alapķtvany, Von Vietinghoff Filmproduktion (Firm), Vega Films, and Facets Video (Firm)

"The story revolves around an abandoned agricultural collective, where a handful of lost and lonely characters eke out a living until a charismatic con man arrives to shake things up"--Container. 4 videodiscs (421 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-3316 disc 1-3 10-3316 disc 4

 

To Meteoro vima tou pelargou Suspended step of a stork c2006

Thodoros Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Gregory Karr, and Helleniko Kentro Kinematographou

Four countries--France, Greece, Italy and Switzerland--converged upon a production of this movie. On the Greek border a steady stream of refugees flows on a perpetual basis. Reporter Gregory Karr believes that he's spotted a familiar face among the anonymous throngs. It is a politician (Marchello Mastroianni) who has long been missing and assumed dead. 1 videocassette (138 min.)

MEDIA 10-741

 

To vlemma tou Odyssea Ulysses' gaze 1999

Thodoros Angelopoulos, Harvey Keitel, Erland Josephson, Maïa Morgenstern, Eric Heumann, and E Karaindrou

A Greek-American director travels in the Balkans in search of lost reels of film shot by the Manakia brothers, pioneers of cinema. Along the way he encounters the conflict still raging in the Balkan states. 1 videodisc (173 min.)

MEDIA 10-148

 

Topio stin omichli Landscape in the mist 2005

Michalis Zeke, Tania Palaiologou, Stratos Tzortzoglou, E Karaindrou, Thod ros Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Thanas s Valtinos, Basic Cinematografica, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Two Greek children embark on a mystical journey in search of the father they never knew. 1 videodisc (126 min.)

MEDIA 10-642

 

A Torinói ló 2012, 2011

The film follows a man, his daughter, and their horse as they struggle to survive during hard times in the late nineteenth century. The idea for the film came from the story about Nietzsche's supposed breakdown upon witnessing a Turin carriage driver whip his horse. The film focuses on the question of what happened next for the horse and its owners. 1 videodisc (154 min.)

MEDIA 10-4085

 

Transylvania 2007

Tony Gatlif, Asia Argento, Amira Casar, Birol Ünel, Delphine Mantoulet, Pyramide distribution (Firm), and Mongrel Media

"Zingarina arrives in Transylavania, accompanied by her close friend Marie and her guide and interpreter Luminitsa. She is not there only to visit this region of Romania but to trace her lover Milan, a musician who has made her pregnant and who left her without a word of explanation. When she finds him back, he brutally rejects her and Zingarina is terribly upset. She leaves her two companions and having become a wreck she hardly survives by following a wandering little girl. Her destiny changes for the best when she meets Tchangalo, a traveling trader... "--IMDb. 1 videodisc (103 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2416

 

Underground c2003 1995

Emir Kusturica, Dusan Kovacevi c, Miki Manojlovi c, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovi c, Slavko Stimac, Goran Bregovi c , Dusan Kovacevi c, CIBY 2000 (Firm), Pandora Film (Firm), Novofilm (Firm), Filmové studio Barrandov, New Yorker Video (Firm), and Komuna (Firm)

A tragicomedy about love, friendship, betrayal, manipulation and lies. Deals with the conflicts of Yugoslav history of the past fifty years. The story starts from an underground manufacture of weapons of Belgrade, during WWII. The black marketeer who smuggles the weapons to partisans forgets to mention to the workers that the war is over, and they keep producing. 50 years later, they become suspicious, and break out of their underground "shelter"--Only to convince themselves that the guy was right: the war is still going on. 1 videodisc (167 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2362 2-5533 D-122

 

Varuh meje Guardian of the frontier 2006

Maja Weiss, Ida Weiss, Iva Krajnc, Pia Zemljic, Tanja Potocnik, Vanguard Cinema (Firm), Filmski sklad R Slovenije, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Bela Film, and Arte (Firm)

Three college girls embark on a leisurely boat trip. They realize they are being watched and followed by a political extremist group called the guardians of the frontier. Layers of social, political and historical differences boil to the surface. 1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.)

MEDIA 10-1258

 

Vodka lemon 2005, 2003

Hiner Saleem, Fabrice Guez, Romen Avinian, Lala Sarkissian, Ivan Franek, Rouzanna-Vite Mesropian, Zahal Karielachvili, Centre national de la cinématographie (France), Eurimages (Organization), Arte France cinéma (Firm), and New Yorker Video (Firm)

A small Armenian village faces tough times after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Hamo is a widower with a small military pension and three useless sons. While making one of his daily visits to his wife's grave he meets Nina and the two begin to date. 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2662

 

The weeping meadow 2006

Phoebe Economopoulos, Thodoros Angelopoulos, Alexandra Aidini, Nikos Poursadinis, Giorgos Armenis, Vasiles Kolovos, New Yorker Films, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Spanning the years 1919-1949, begins with refugees from Odessa settling on a piece of land that was promised to them on Greece's misty northern plains. The foundling Eleni falls in love with her adoptive brother Alexis, but is forced to marry his widowed father. Eleni flees with Alexi to the nearby port of Thessaloniki. As the unrest of the 1930s pits fascism against leftism, Alexis, departs for America and leaves Elenis behind to bear the brunt of Greek war, political repression and civil war. 1 videodisc (163 min.)

MEDIA 10-1027

 

Werckmeister harmóniįk Werckmeister harmonies c2006, 2000

Lįszló Krasznahorkai, Įgnes Hranitzky, Béla Tarr, György Fehér, Péter Dobai, Kiss Gyuri Dósa, Franz Goėss, Lars Rudolph, Péter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla, Jįnos Derzsi, Ferenc Kįllai, Lįszló Krasznahorkai, Goėss Film, Von Vietinghoff Filmproduktion (Firm), 13 Production (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

In a frostbitten, fogbound provincial town lives a young postman, Janos Valushka. One day a traveling circus comes to town, displaying the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world in a corrugated metal trailer. Their arrival in the midst of a terminal frost prompts bizarre rumors which quickly run rife, alluding to a shadowy figure, dubbed the Prince, who supposedly accompanies the circus.  Within a short time, the gathering tensions ignite, and an apocalyptic unrest is unleashed, the madness sweeping across the frigid, foggy community, and forever changing Janos' life.  Bela Tarr, a Hungarian director more talked about than viewed, twists reality into impressionism in this adaptation from Hungarian writer Lįszló Krasznahorkai's novel, while regarding the characters with great intensity through long, uninterrupted takes. 1 videodisc (140 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3009

 

Wojna polsko-ruska c2009

Xawery Zulawski, Borys Szyc, Roma Gasiorowska, Maria Strzelecka, Dorota Masowska, and Film Media (Firm)

1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-1848

 

WR-- mysteries of the organism 2007

Duesan Makavejev, Milena Draviac, Jagoda Kaloper, Ivica Vidoviac, Zoran Radmiloviac, Tuli Kupferberg, Neoplanta Film, Janus Films, Cinema 5, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

This documentary-fiction film begins as an investigation into the life and work of controversial psychologist and philosopher Wilhelm Reich and then explodes into a free-form narrative of a beautiful young Slavic girl's sexual liberation. Banned upon its release in the director's homeland, this art-house smash is both whimsical and bold in its blending of politics and sexuality. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-1506

 

Yiddle with his fiddle 2006

Joseph Green, Jan Nowina-Przybylski, Molly Picon, Simche Fostel, Max Bozyk, Leon Liebgold, Konrad Tom, Green-Film (Firm), and National Center for Jewish Film

Seeking to help her aging father and finding few options of young women in the shtelt, Molly/Yiddle disguises herself as a boy to join a band of klezmorim. Filmed in Poland in 1936. 1 videodisc (92 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2427

 

Yumurta 2011

Semih Kaplanoglu, Nejat I sler, Saadet I l Aksoy, Ufuk Bayraktar, Orēun Köksal, Kaplan Film Production (Firm), Inkas Film Production (Firm), and Olive Films

Emotionally distant poet Yusuf returns home to settle his late mother's affairs. A young girl who's a distant relative awaits him in the crumbling house. Yusuf has been unaware of her existence and is surprised to find that she's been living with his mother for the past five years. Yusuf is now obliged to perform a sacrifice which had been his mother's dying wish. 1 videodisc (93 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3012

East and Central Europe

12:08 east of Bucharest c2009

Daniel Burlac, Corneliu Porumboiu, Mircea Andreescu, Teodor Corban, Ioan Sapdaru, 42 Km Film, and Tartan Video (Firm)

"On the sixteenth-year anniversary of the fall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, a local anchorman of a nearby provincial town invites two of his acquaintances to share their moments of revolutionary glory on his talk show. One is an impish, insightful retiree who sometimes poses as Santa Claus, the other a henpecked, hard-drinking teacher who has just devoted his entire salary to his drinking debts. Together they will remember the day when they stormed their town hall calling 'Down with Ceausescu.' Or did they?"--Container. 1 videodisc (89 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1845

 

71 fragmente einer chronologie des zufalls c2006

Michael Haneke, Veit Heiduschka, Gariel Cosmin Urdes, Lukas Miko, Otto Grünmandl, Anne Bennent, Udo Samel, Branko Samarovski, Claudia Martini, Georg Friedrich, Wega Film (Firm), Camera Film, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Arte (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

"A meticulous depiction of the numbing and normalizing effects of television" -- container. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-761

 

Adelheid c2001

Frantisek Vlácil,  Petr Cepek, Emma Cerná, Jan Vostrcil, Pavel Landovský, Vladimír Körner, Vera Kadlecová, Filmové studio Barrandov, Ústrední p ujcovna film u (Prague, Czechoslovakia), and Facets Video (Firm)

In the aftermath of World War II, a former soldier takes charge of a manor formerly owned by a German family. He falls in love with the daughter, who is now a maid, and is forced to confront the conflict between his love and his conscience when he discovers that she is sheltering her German-soldier brother. 1 videocassette (99 min.)

MEDIA 2-6945

 

Ajándék ez a nap A priceless day 1993

Péter Gothár, Cecilia Esztergályos, Pat Hetényi, Judit Pogany, Lajos Szabó, Janos Dersi, Hungarofilm, Facets Multimedia (Chicago, Ill.), and Cinemagyar

Iren, a 30-year-old kindergarten teacher shares an apartment  with her lover, a married man. When the wife and mistress meet, both conclude they want to be rid of their man. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

MEDIA 2-6425

 

Akropolis 1971

Stanislaw Wyspia nski, Lewis Freedman, James MacTaggart, Jerzy Grotowski, Zygmunt Molik, Rena Mirceka, Antoni Jaholkowski, Teatr Laboratorium (Wroclaw, Poland), and Arthur Cantor, inc

A drama depicting prisoners in a concentration camp during World War II as performed by members of Jerzy Grotowski's Polish Laboratory Theater. 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA D-343

 

Aktorzy prowincjonalni Provincial actors c1995

Agnieszka Holland, Tadeusz Huk, Halina Labonarska, Ewa Dalkowska, Jerzy Stuhr, Film Polski, Zespól Filmowy X, New Yorker Video (Firm), and New Yorker Films

Christopher, the leading actor in a rural theater troup, must choose between stardom and his wife. 1 videocassette (104 min.) :

MEDIA 2-7760

 

Arsenal 197-

Oleksandr Petrovych Dovzhenko, S Svashenko, Amvrosii Maksymilianovych Buchma, and M Nademsky

Provides a picture of life in the Ukraine in 1914 by intercutting scenes showing the miseries of the class struggle in the countryside and the horrors of war at the front. 1 videocassette (70 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1264

 

Auf der anderen Seite Edge of Heaven  c2008

Andreas Thiel, Klaus Maeck, Fatih Akin, Baki Davrak, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nursel Köse , Nurgül Ye silçay, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Hanna Schygulla, Monique Akin, Corazón International (Firm), Anka Film (Firm), Dorje Film (Firm), Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm), and Match Factory (Firm)

Six characters are drawn together by circumstances - an old man and a prostitute forging a partnership, a young scholar reconciling his past, two young women falling in love, and a mother putting the shattered pieces of her life back together. 1 videodisc (116 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1592

 

Before the rain a tale in three parts 1995, c1994

Judy Counihan, Milcho Manchevski, Rade Serbedzija, Grégoire Colin, Katrin Cartlidge, Labina Mitevska, AIM Productions, NoeŢ Productions International , Vardar film (Firm), and PolyGram Video (Firm)

In a monastery in Macedonia, a young man must abandon his vows of silence to save a girl from a hate-filled mob. In London, a woman torn between a loveless marriage and a passionate affair with a war photographer finds fate dictates a choice she couldn't make on her own. And in Yugoslavia, the photographer returns to a nation divided by religious hatred and violence. His efforts to salvage some small portion of peace will have and impact no one could foresee, and bring all three stories full circle. 1 videocassette (ca. 112 min.)

MEDIA 2-7200

 

Benny's video c2006

Michael Haneke, Veit Heiduschka, Bernard Lang, Arno Frisch, Angela Winkler, Ulrich Mühe, Ingrid Stassner, Wega Film (Firm), and  Kino International Corporation

Benny likes to watch violent movies, including a home-made video of a pig being slaughtered. Benny soon loses his mind, killing a girl and filming the murder with his video camera. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-745

 

Bilans kwartalny The balance 1989

Krzysztof Zanussi, Piotr Fronczewski, Maja Komorowska, and Marek Piowowski

A woman with a happy marriage, a good job, and a child falls in love with an old friend who represents freedom from a safe but dull life. 1 videocassette (99 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5224

 

Border Street 1985

Ludwik Starski, Jean Force, M Cwinklinska, J Leszcynski, W Godik, Alexander Ford, Film Polski, and International Historic Films Inc

The lives of several families from different social classes in a neighborhood of pre-war Warsaw are changed by tragic events of a period. 1 videocassette (110 min.)

MEDIA 2-6454

 

Bure Baruta Baril de poudre = Cabaret Balkan c2000

Goran Paskaljevi c, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Dejan Dukovski, Aco Dukovski, Vassilis Katsoufis, Mact Productions, Paramount Classics (Firm), and Paramount Pictures

Various individuals cross paths in Belgrade during the Balkan Wars in this dark comedy from Yugoslavia. 1 videocassette (102 min.)

MEDIA 2-7255

 

Caché Hidden 2006

Michael Haneke, Margaret Menegoz, Veit Heiduschka, Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Bénichou, Annie Girardot, Bernard Le Coq, Walid Afkir, Lester Makedonsky, Daniel Duval, Nathalie Richard, Denis Podalydčs, Aďssa Maďga, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), Films du losange (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

A talk show host and his wife and son seem to be living an ideal life until clandestinely-filmed videotapes of their private lives start to show up on their front porch. As the tapes reveal more secrets, the resulting stress and fear leads to conflict, obsession, and deceit for the couple and brings back episodes from the husband's childhood when he wronged a young Algerian boy. 1 videodisc (ca. 118 min.)

MEDIA 10-744

 

Canary season 1998

Plamena Getova, Paraskeva Djukelova, Peter Popyordanov, Eugeny Mihaylov, and Nikolay Valchinov

" ... story of the 'lost generation' (1960-1990) of Bulgaria.  Angry and defiant upon his release from prison, young Malin confronts his mother Lily and violently forces her to reveal the truth of the horrors that she had hoped Malin would never know."--Container. 1 videocassette (133 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5053

 

Capitaine Conan 1998, 1996

Bertrand Tavernier, Jean Cosmos, Frédéric Bourboulon, Philippe Torreton, Samuel Le Bihan, Bernard Le Coq, and Roger Vercel

Capitaine Conan, a dashing soldier who does not let World War I interfere with his pursuit of wine, women and song, leads a band of cutthroat commandos on the front lines of the Bulgarian border.  Feared by his enemies and respected by his subordinates, Conan's cunning and blood lust serve him well in war, but when a peace treaty is signed and the soldiers are shipped to Bucharest, Hungary to await further orders, the trouble begins. 1 videocassette (130 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3773

 

The capricious summer Rozmarne leto 2000

Jirí Menzel, Vaclav Nyvlt, Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlastimil Brodský, Frantisek Rehak, Vladislav Vancura, Ústrední p ujcovna film u (Prague, Czechoslovakia), Národní filmový archív, Filmové studio Barrandov, and Facets Video (Firm)

In a sleepy, second-rate resort, three middle-aged friends have their lives disrupted by the sudden appearance of a magician and his assistant. The trio forget about swimming as each man sets about to seduce the assistant. 1 videocassette (74 min.)

MEDIA 2-6427

 

Le Chęne The oak c1994

Lucian Pintilie, Eliane Stutterheim, Sylvain Bursztejn, Ion Baiesu, Maďa Morgenstern, Razvan Vasilescu, Parnasse Production (Firm), Scarabée Films, MK2 Productions, Romania, Ministerul Culturii, Sept Cinéma (Firm), and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Set in Romania during the last days of the Communist dictatorship, the beautiful, recklessly defiant Nela, after the death of her father, runs off to the country, where she and a brilliant, rudely irreverent doctor conduct a makeshift love affair while trying to survive in a disentegrating society. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA 2-7223

 

Closely watched trains 1989

Jirí Menzel, Václav Neckár, Jitka Bendova, and Vladimir Valenta

Touching film about a shy, sexually inexperienced train dispatcher. This comedy-drama follows the journey of this young man seeking to fulfill his manhood. 1 videocassette (99 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1228

 

Code inconnu récit incomplet de divers voyages = Code unknown : incomplete tales of several journeys c2002

Michael Haneke, Marin Karmitz, Alain Sarde , Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler, Luminita Gheorghiu, Ona Lu Yenke, Arsinée Khanjian, MK2 Productions, Arte France cinéma (Firm), France 2 cinéma (Firm), Bavaria Film, Studio Canal+, and Kino International Corporation

On a bustling Paris street corner, four separate lives intersect, interweaving the stories of a promising actress, her photojournalist boyfriend, a teacher of African descent, and a Romanian illegal immigrant. A portrait of life in a fractured, lonely world. 1 videodisc (113 min.)

MEDIA 10-750

 

Covek nije tica ljubavni film = The man is no bird : a love story c2000

Dusan Perkovi c, Dusan Makavejev, Milena Dravi c, Janez Vrhovec, Eva Ras, New Yorker Films, Avala Film (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

A middle-aged engineer comes to a factory to install machinery and falls in love with a young local girl.  Presents a harsh look at love and life in a small industrial town set in eastern Serbia. 1 videocassette (80 min.)

MEDIA 2-7221

 

Czlowiek z marmuru Man of marble 1990

Andrzej Wajda, Aleksander Scibor-Rylski, Krystyna Janda, and Jerzy Radziwilowics

The man of marble takes the form of an investigation into a man's life through recollections of several characters. A filmmaker uncovers the explosive facts behind a once-celebrated worker's elevation to "stardom" his subsequent downfall and disgrace and his eventual disappearance. 1 videocassette (160 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 994 2-2645

 

Czlowiek z zelaza Man of iron 1993

Marian Opania, Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Krystyna Janda, Lech Walesa, and Anna Walentynowicz

The Polish Solidarity strike takes place at the Gdansk shipyard in the summer of 1980. An alcoholic TV journalist is ordered to smear one of the Solidarity's key figures, coined the "man of iron.". 1 videocassette (140 min.) :

DANA 302

 

Daleka Cestaa Distant journey 2005, 1950

Alfred Radok, Erik Kolaar, Mojmir Drvota, Blanka Waleska, Otomar Krejeca, Viktor Ocasek, Zdeenka Baldovaa, Naarodnai filmovay archaiv, Facets Multimedia (Chicago, Ill.), and Facets Video (Firm)

One of the first theatrical films about the Holocaust, banned for decades in the Czech Republic and then rediscovered, follows the struggles of Dr. Hannah Kaufman and her family from the time of the Nazi Occupation of Prague through her experiences in the transit camp of Theresienstadt (modern Terezin). 1 videodisc (98 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1505

 

Das Boot ist voll The boat is full 1989

Markus Imhoof, George Reinhart, Alfred A Häsler, Tina Engel, Curt Bois, Renate Steiger, Mathias Gnadinger, and Gerd David

A group of refugees from Nazi Germany seek asylum in Switzerland by posing as a family. 1 videocassette (104 min.) :

DANA MEDIA 926 2-2125

 

Das weisse Band eine deutsche Kindergeschichte c2009

Michael Haneke, Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Ulrich Tukur, Leonie Benesch, Ursina Lardi, Fion Mutert, X Filme Creative Pool, and  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

"On the eve of World War I, strange accidents in a small Protestant village in Northern Germany involve the children and teenagers of a choir run by the schoolteacher and their families. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery as these events gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual"--Container. 1 videodisc (144 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1844

 

Dekalog The Decalogue 1999

Krzysztof Kie slowski

Presents 10 short films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex. The themes are the universal ones of love, marriage, infidelity, parenthood, guilt, faith and compassion and focus on the complexities of human relationships. 5 videocassettes (584 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 2-5248 cassette 1 2-5249 cassette 2 2-5250 cassette 3 2-5251 cassette 4 2-5252 cassette 5

 

Der siebente kontinent The seventh continent 2006

Michael Haneke, Veit Heiduschka, Birgit Doll, Dieter Berner, Leni Tanzer, Wega Film (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

Georg and his wife Anna realize how monotonous and isolated their lives are when their daughter Eva, in a desperate attempt to get attention, suddenly pretends to be blind. The family decides to break with their routine and plans to emigrate to Australia. This film is a stark look at lives severed from feelings. 1 videodisc (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-762

 

Dita saxova 1987, 1967

Arnost Lustig, Antonin Moskalyk, and Kristyna Mikolajewska

Tells the story of Dita, a girl of stunning beauty who, together with her friends--all survivors of Nazi concentration camps--are living in a girl's youth hostel in Prague. 1 videocassette (VHS) (98 min.) :

MEDIA 2-339

 

Dom za vesanje ljubavni film = Time of the gypsies : a screen romance 1990

Emir Kusturica, Mirza Pasi c, Gordan Mihi c, Davor Dujmovic, Bora Todorovic, and Ljubica Adzovic

A young gypsy with telekinetic powers is lured into a life of crime by a flamboyant gang leader. 1 videocassette (136 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5540

 

Dziewczeta z Nowolipek 1988

Maria Ciunelis, Izabela Drobotowicz-Orkisz, Ewa Kasprzyk, Marta Klubowicz, Barbara Sass, Pola Gojawiczy nska, Zespól Filmowy KADR, Film Polski, Contal International Inc, and Polart (Firm)

A picture of turn-of-the century Warsaw as experienced by four young girls.  The film begins as the heroines finish primary school and must begin adult life. 1 videocassette (ca. 94 min.)

MEDIA 2-6863

 

Eltávozott nap The girl 1987

Márta Mészáros, Kati Kovács, Teri Horváth, and Ádám Szirtes

"A young woman leaves a state orphanage to find her mother. The two are reunited, but discover a wide gulf in their sexual and social roles, dividing them on a whole new level."--Container. 1 videocassette (89 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2651

 

Eroica c2005

Andrzej Munk, Edward Dziewo ski, Barbara Polomska, Zespól Filmowy KADR, Polart (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

This feature By Andrezej Munk is an example of the Polish myth of romantic heroism. The Warsaw Uprising is looked at through the eyes of a drunken black marketeer. Polish prisoners in a German camp fanatically believe in the heroism of their comrade. 1 videodisc (80 min.) :

MEDIA 10-978

 

Family nest Csaladi tuzfeszek ; written and directed by Béla Tarr c2005

Béla Tarr, László Horváth, Lászlóné Horváth, Gabor Kun, and Facets Video (Firm)

The housing shortage in Communist-ruled Hungary forces a young couple to live with the husband's parents in a cramped, one-room apartment. The proximity of too many people in too small a space leads to tireless arguments and hopelessness. 1 videodisc (100 min.) :

MEDIA 10-897

 

Food 1993, 1992

Jan Svankmajer and Jaromir Kallista

In a series of vignettes, Svankmajer animates grey-suited men as human vending machines, shows a pair of men at dinner devouring the contents of a restaurant, and takes us on a tour of a cannibalistic banquet. 1 videocassette (14 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2576

 

Harem suare c2003, 1999

Tilde Corsi, Gianni Romoli, Ferzan Özpetek, Marie Gillain, Alex Descas, Serra Yilmaz, Haluk Bilginer, Medusa Pictures, Medusa Film, R & C Produzioni (Firm), Films Balenciaga (Firm), Afs Film, Strand Releasing (Firm), and Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)

In Baghdad in the early 1900's, a young woman rises up through the ranks of power within the Ottoman Empire. She and a eunuch plan an elaborate scheme for the release of the female slaves. 1 videodisc (100 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1261

 

Hideg napo Cold days 1991

Tibor Cseres, András Kovács, Zoltán Latinovits, Iván Darvas, Tibor Szilágyi, and Adam Szirtes

Based on memories of four men awaiting trial for the 1943 massacre of several thousand Jews and Serbs at Novi Sad. 1 videocassette (102 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5530

 

Horí má panenko The firemen's ball 2000

Milos Forman, Jaroslav Papousek, Ivan Passer, Rudolf Hájek, Jan Vostrcil, Josef Sebánek, and Josef Valnoha

In a small provincial town arrangements and events surrounding the firemen's annual ball, honoring a retiring fire chief, go wrong at every turn. 1 videocassette (73 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5523

 

Interrogation Prezesluchanie 1991

Krystyna Janda, Adam Ferency, Agnieszka Holland, Ryszard Bugajski, Ryszard Bugajski, Tadeusz Drewno, Janusz Gajos, and Anna Romantowska

Interrogation is a scathing condemnation of political systems that resort to any sort of torture to crush dissent.  A cabaret singer in 1950's Warsaw is victimized by a Stalinist government. 1 videocassete (118 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2048

 

Kanal 198-?

Adler Stanislaw, Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Stefan Stawi nski, Teresa Izewska, Tadeusz Janczar, and Wienczyslaw Glinski

Grim drama, set in Warsaw in September 1944, about a group of Polish insurgents trying to escape from the Nazis by taking to the city's sewers. 1 videocassette (96 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2352

 

Kapo c1996

Gillo Pontecorvo, Moris Ergas, Susan Strasberg, Laurent Terzieff, Emmanučle Riva, Vides Cinematográfica, Zebra Cineriz, Francinex (Firm), and Nostalgia Family Video (Firm)

The story of a Jewish girl from Paris sent to a concentration camp during World War II. In the camp the girl is befriended by a kindly doctor, who helps her hide her true identity and work as a camp guard, or "kapo." Unfortunately, her new found power goes to her head, and her abuse of that power is very nearly on the same level as the Nazis. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

MEDIA 2-7305

 

Knife in the water Nóz w wodzie 1991

Roman Polanski, Stanislaw Zylewicz, Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, and Zygmunt Malanowicz

A married couple invites a young hitchiker along on a cruise. After a series of psychological clashes and interplays, an overt struggle develops between the two males over the silent but seductive presence of the wife. 1 videocassette (94 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5534

 

Korczak 1993

Andrzej Wajda, Regina Ziegler, Daniel Morgenstern, Daniel Toscan Du Plantier, Agnieszka Holland,  Wojciech Pszoniak, and Ewa Dalkowska

Tells the true story of Janusz Korczak, a renowned physician and author who ran a home for Jewish orphans in 1930's Warsaw. 1 videocassette (118 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6122

 

Krzysztof Kie slowski I'm so-so 1995

Krzysztof Kie slowski, Krzysztof Wierzbicki, and Zbigniew Preisner

An interview with the Polish filmmaker shortly before his death in which he describes his early life and the political and social events that influenced his filmmaking. 1 videocassette (56 min.) :

DANA 1827

 

Lásky jedné plavovlásky Loves of a blond Milos Forman, Hana Brejchová, Josef Sebánek, Vladimir Pucholt, Milada Jezková, Jaroslav Papousek, Ivan Passer, Václav Sasek, and Rudolf Hájek

This delightful comedy reflects all the pathos and awkwardness of post-adolescent love and provides an amusing view of life in provincial Czechoslovakia.  A factory girl who is bored with her existence falls in love with a jazz musician and follows him to Prague. 1 videocassette (89 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5529

 

Lepa sela lepo gore Pretty village, pretty flame 1998

Srđan Dragojevi c, Goran Bjelogrli c, Dragan Bjelogrli c, Nikola Kojo, Milko Josifov, Vanja Buli c, Nikola Pejakovi c, Dragan Maksimovic, Dragan BjelogrlicŢ, Nikola Kojo, Zoran CvijanovicŢ, Milorad MandicŢ, Dragan PetrovicŢ, Cobra Film GmbH, MCRS (Firm), Radio televizija Srbije, Wellspring Media, and Fox Lorber Home Video (Firm)

The film starts in the Belgrade army hospital where casualties of Bosnian civil war are treated. In the hospital they remember their youth and the war. The main focus is on two young boys, Halil, a Muslim, and Milan, a Serb, which have grown up together near a deserted tunnel linking the Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and Zagreb. They never dare go inside, as they believe an ogre resides there. Twelve years later, during the Bosnian civil war, Milan, who is trapped in the tunnel with his troop, and Halil, find themselves on opposing sides, fatefully heading toward confrontation. 1 videodisc (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-514

 

Limonádový Joe aneb Konská opera Lemonade Joe ala horse opera 2001

Oldrich Lipský, Jirí Brdecka, Jaroslav Jílovec, Karel Fiala, Milos Kopecký, Olga Schoberová, Facets Video (Firm), FilmoveŢ studio Barrandov, and Národní filmový archív

A spoof of westerns. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

MEDIA 2-6944

 

Ljubavni slucaj, ili, tragedija sluzbenice PTT Love affair, or, the case of the missing switchboard operator 2000

Dusan Makavejev, Eva Ras, Slobodan Aligrudi c, Miodrag Andri c, Avala Film (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

"A young telephone operator falls in love with Ahmed, a rat catcher, and lives with him until she is seduced by a younger and obviously more glamorous postman. But Ahmed becomes jealous and accidentally kills her"--Container. 1 videocassette (ca. 70 min.)

MEDIA 2-7220

 

Macskajáték Catsplay c2005

Margit Dayka, Elma Bulla, Károly Makk, János Tóth, Hunnia Játékfilmstúdió (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

Two sisters from Hungary reflect upon their lives. 1 videodisc (98 min.) :

MEDIA 10-976

 

Magyar rapszódia Hungarian rhapsody c1990

Miklós Jancsó,  Gyula Hernádi, Gábor Koncz, György Cserhalmi, Bertalan Solti, Lajos Balazsovits, Udo Kier , MAFILM, Dialog (Firm), ObjektiŢv FilmstuŢdioŢ (Budapest, Hungary), and Facets Video (Firm)

In 1911, Istvan, a nobleman, joins ranks with the peasants in opposition to his brother, who chooses to work for the established order. 1 videocassette (ca. 95 min.)

MEDIA 2-7631

 

Manifesto c1995

Alfred Molina, Camilla Sřeberg, Eric Stoltz, Gabrielle Anwar, Dusan Makavejev, Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus, Émile Zola, Cannon Films, Cannon International, Golan-Globus (Firm), Orion Home Video (Firm), and Fox Lorber Home Video (Firm)

Set in the 1920's, this anarchic dark comedy depicts a small Balkan community that's a hotbed of assassination plots, sexual freedom, and repressive ideas--L. Maltin. 1 videocassette (ca. 97 min.)

MEDIA 2-7506

 

East and Central Europe (Continued)

María-nap Maria's day 1989

Judit Elik, Gryörgy Pethö, Edit Handel, Sándor Szabó, Julia Szendry, and Tamas Fodor

An aristocratic family whose present cannot live up to its past must face an inevitable tragedy. 1 videocassette (113 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2665

 

Matka Joanna od aněolów 2006

Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Lucyna Winnicka, Mieczyslaw Voit, Anna Ciepielewska, Maria Chwalibóg, Zespól Filmowy X, Film Polski, Facets Video (Firm), and Polart (Firm)

A young priest arrives to exorcise the demons from a group of possessed Ursuline nuns, and when he meets the beautiful head of the convent, her blasphemies against the church both repel and excite him, with tragic consequences. 1 videodisc (108 min.) :

MEDIA 10-990

 

Medea 1991

Euripides, Robinson Jeffers, José Quintero, H. Wesley Kenney, David Susskind, Judith Anderson, Colleen Dewhurst, and Henry Brandon

A modern-language production of the classic tragedy of a proud woman betrayed by the man she loves. 1 videocassette (107 min.) :

DANA      MEDIA 1602              2-85

 

Messidor 1995

Alain Tanner, Yves Gasser, Yves Peyrot, Clémentine Amouroux, Catherine Retoré, Citel Films, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Two girls find danger and mayhem hidden in the quite serenity of the Swiss countryside. 1 videocassette (118 min.)

MEDIA 2-6701

 

Mia aionioteta kai mia mera Eternity and a day 2006

Thodoros Angelopoulos, Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Renauld, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Helleniko Kentro Kinematographou, New Yorker Video (Firm), New Yorker Films, and Merchant Ivory Productions

A famous writer is told he has only a few days to live. He meets a young boy on the street, an illegal immigrant from Albania, and decides to take him back home. During the trip, the writer hopes to learn about life and death. 1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1020

 

Montenegro or, Pigs and pearls 1981, 1996

Susan Anspach, Erland Josephson, Dusan Makavajev, Bo Jonsson, Europa Film, Viking Film (Firm), Smart Egg Pictures, and Fox Lorber Home Video (Firm)

Marilyn Jordan is a repressed wife trapped in an unloving household who is slowly slipping into quiet madness. Through a mix-up at the airport, she loses track of her husband and misses their flight. She falls in with a bizarre band of Yugoslavian immigrants celebrating the New Year and takes a charismatic young zoo keeper named Montenegro for a lover. 1 videocassette (97 min.)

MEDIA 2-6865

 

Musíme si pomáhat c2001

Jan Hrebejk, Pavel Borovan, Ondrej Trojan, Petr Jarchovský, Boleslav Polívka, Anna Sisková, Jaroslav Dusek, Jirí Pecha, Simona Stasová, Martin Huba, Jirí Kodet, Vladimir Marek, Richard Tesarík, Total Helpart T.H.A, Ceská televize (Prague, Czech Republic), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm), and Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)

During World War II and the Nazi occupation of Czechoslavakia, a couple, Josef and Marie, decide to hide a young Jewish neighbor in their small apartment. They keep getting a visit from their neighbor, Horst, who is a German sympathizer and has his eye on Marie. When she rejects his advances he seeks revenge by trying to move a Nazi clerk into their home, forcing the couple to tell a lie that will change their lives forever. 1 videodisc (122 min.)

MEDIA 10-322

 

My Prague spring 1993

David Mrazek and Jan Kolár

"In its 'velvet revolution' of 1989, the people of Czechoslovakia toppled its communist dictatorship and embraced democracy and capitalism.  During that first spring of remarkable change, what was life like for an average Czech family?  A young Czech-American filmmaker travels to Prague to discover how his cousins are coping with a world turned upside-down."--Container. 1 videocassette (57 min.) :

DANA 910

 

Nevinost bez zastite Innocence unprotected c1996

Dusan Makavejev, Dragoljub Aleksic, Ana Miloslajevic, Vera Jovanovi c, Avala Film (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

Film is a collage combining the first Serbian talkie, a melodrama lust vs. true love, with interviews some twenty years later with its acrobat star and others who made the film and with wartime newsreels. 1 videocassette (78 min.)

MEDIA 2-7219

 

No man's land c2002

Frédérique Dumas-Zajdela, Marc Baschet, Cedomir Kolar, Danis Tanovic, Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Sovagovic, Georges Siatidis, Serge-Henri Valcke, United Artists Corporation, NOE Productions, Fabrica Cinema (Firm), Man's Films (Firm), Counihan Villiers Productions (Firm), Studio Maj, Casablanca (Firm), and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Set in the trenches of the Bosnian-Serb conflict this video follows the story of three soldiers caught between two fighting lines. 1 videocassette (98 min.)

MEDIA 2-7222

 

Odjazd c2006

Magdalena Lazarkiewicz, Piotr Lazarkiewicz, Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska, Halina Winiarska, Grazyna Jedras, Polart (Firm), Studio Filmowe Zodiak, and Facets Video (Firm)

Members of an old age home in the Mazurian Lakes region show animosity towards two women with German ancestry. 1 videodisc (115 min.) :

MEDIA 10-895

 

Ostatni etap 1998

Wanda Jakubowska, Gerda Schneider, Wanda Bartówna, Huguette Faget, Tatjana Górecka, Antonia Górecka, Maria Winogradowa, and Barbara Drapi nska

Daily life (and death) of the women prisoners at Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, based on actual events experienced by Wanda Jakubowska, the film's director. 1 videocassette (110 min.)

MEDIA 2-5215

 

Otac na sluzbenom putu When father was away on business : an historical love film c2005

Emir Kusturica, Abdulah Sidran, Mirza Pasic, Moreno De Bartolli, Miki Manojlovi c, Mirjana Karanovic, Terra Entertainment (Firm), Koch Lorber Films, and KOCH Vision (Firm)

A six-year-old boy tells his version of why daddy couldn't stay with his family in post-WWII Yugoslavia. In reality, the child's father has gone to prison for romancing the lover of a high-ranking party member, but the boy thinks papa's away working. 1 videodisc (135 min.) :

MEDIA 10-936

 

Ovoce strom u rajských jíme Fruit of paradise c2005

Vira Chytilová, Pavel Jurácek, Jitka Nováková, Jan Schmid, Karel Novák, Ústrední p ujcovna film u (Prague, Czech Republic), Filmové studio Barrandov, Elisabeth Films (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

"In this modern, highly stylized adaptation of the Adam and Eve story, a couple vacationing at a spa is offered the forbidden fruit of Eden.  The husband, Robert, refuses to eat the apple, but wife Eva bites into the luscious fruit."--Container. 1 videodisc (95 min.) :

MEDIA 10-980

 

The pianist c2003

Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde, Ronald Harwood, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, Jessica Kate Meyer, Pawel Edelman, Wojciech Kilar, Wladyslaw Szpilman, R.P. Productions, Heritage Films (Firm), Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd, Studio Canal+, and Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, who was a brilliant pianist. He watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. He managed to escape and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis. 1 videodisc (149 min.)

DANA 315

 

La pianiste The piano teacher 2002

Michael Haneke, Veit Heiduschka, Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Wega Film (Firm), MK2 Productions, Films Alain Sarde (Firm), Arte France cinéma (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

The story of Erika, a middle-aged classical piano instructor who is trapped between her rigid passion for music and her suffocating home life. She escapes her life with nightly voyeuristic wanderings and self-inflicted masochistic experiments. From novel by Elfriede Jelinek. 1 videodisc (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-746

 

Popiól i diament Ashes and diamonds  199-?

Andrzej Wajda, Zbigniew Cybulski, Adam Pawlikoski, Bogumil Kobiela, Eva Krzyzewska, Jerzy Andrzejewski, and Andrzej Wajda

Portrait of a young Polish nationalist assassin who, when World War II ends, finds himself living uncertainly, moving from echoing bars to seedy hotel rooms, finding comfort in a girl and crazy jokes. 1 videocassette (105 min.) :

DANA 920

 

La promesse 2001

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, J r mie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ou© draogo,  Rasmane Ouedraogo, Films du fleuve (Firm), Samsa film (Firm), Radio-T© l© vision belge de la communaut©  culturelle fran© aise, Studio Canal+, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Under the conscienceless guidance of his father Roger, fifteen-year old Igor appears destined to a life of petty crime. All changes, however, when Igor delivers an uncompromising promise to Hamidou, an immigrant who, while working illegally for Roger accidentally falls to his death. As Roger scrambles to cover-up the accident, Igor suddenly finds himself torn between his loyalty to Roger and the agreement he made with Hamidou. Suspicious of Roger's motivation and intimately drawn to the heart of his promise, Igor must choose between his love for his father and the demands of his awakening conscience. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-638

 

Przypadek Blind chance 1989

Krzysztof Kie slowski

Depicts three potential life stories of one man. First he is a party activist, then a dissident, and finally, a physician fulfilling his humanitarian duties. 1 videocassette (118 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2358

 

Rajska jablo n dramat spoleczno-obyczajowy = The apple tree of paradise : a social drama 1985

Barbara Sass, Izabela Drobotowicz-Orkisz, Ewa Kasprzyk, Marta Klubowicz, Pola Gojawiczy nska, Zespól Filmowy KADR, Contal International Inc, and Polart (Firm)

The scene is Warsaw in the early 1920's. Each of the three school friends from Nowolipki Street in Warsaw lives her own life. 1 videocassette (ca. 112 min.)

MEDIA 2-6880

 

Red 1994

Irčne Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Krzysztof Kie slowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz, and Emmanuel Finkiel

The final installment in the director's trilogy named after the colors of the French flag, Red is the story of a beautiful young woman and her meeting with an unusual stranger--a meeting that leads her down a path of intrigue and secrecy. 1 videocassette (99 min.) :

DANA 911

 

The red and the white 2002

Miklós Jancsó,  Tibor Molnár, András Kozák, József Madaras, MAFILM, Moskovskaia kinostudiia "Mosfil m.", Brandon Films, inc, and Kino International Corporation

This film about the absurdity and arbitrariness of war is set in Central Russia during the Civil War of 1918. It details the battles between the Red soldiers of Russia, aided by Hungarian Communists, and the counter-revolutionary Whites in the hills along the Volga River. 1 videodisc (90 min.) :

MEDIA 10-946

 

Sedmikrasky Daisies c2001

Vira Chytilová, Bohumil S?miŢda, Ladislav Fikar, Jitka Cerhova, Ivana Karbanova, Filmové studio Barrandov, Národní filmový archív, and Facets Video (Firm)

Two teenage girls decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. 1 videocassette (ca. 75 min.)

MEDIA 2-6946

 

The Shop on Main Street Obchod na korze 1965

Ladislav Grosman, Jozef Króner, Ida Kaminska, Hana Slivková, Frantisek Zvarík, Jan Kadar, and Elmar Klos

In 1942, Tono and his wife are struggling because of his antipathy towards the fascist regime.  His brother-in-law, the local fuehrer, chooses Tono to oversee a button shop owned by a sweet, harmless Jewish widow, Mrs. Lautman.  When the Jews are ordered deported, the well-meaning Tono decides to shield her from the Nazis. 1 videocassette (128 min.) :

DANA     MEDIA 277             2-865

 

The Sissi collection c2007. 1955 -1957

Ernst Marischka, Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Gustav Knuth, Vilma Degischer, Koch Lorber Films , Koch Entertainment (Firm), Erma Filmproduktionen, and  Beta Films (Firm)

Disc 1.Sissi (1955)  16 year old princess Elisabeth, 'Sissi', follows her mother and sister to the Austrian court, where her sister's engagement to the young emperor Franz Josef will be announced. But he meets Sissi when she's out fishing and falls in love with her.
Disc 2. Sissi: The Young Empress (1956)  Sissi slowly adapts to life as empress of Austria but finds it hard to live with her mother-in-law. The arch-duchess is constantly interfering with how the emperor rules the empire and how Sissi brings up her first-born daughter. Includes featurette.
Disc 3.Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress (1957)  Sissi enjoys traveling, but it's only temporary relief from Vienna, where Franz is buried in work and his mother interferes in everything. When Sissi becomes ill and Sophie must care for her daughter, Sissi is in danger of losing the will to live.
Disc 4. The Sissy Trioloy is presented in a condensed English-language dubbed version that follows the Princess's story from courtship through marriage.
Disc 5. Victoria has just been crowned Queen; her family have decided she will marry Germany's Prince Albert, but she has other plans. She stays incognito at a small inn in Dover, and by chance falls in love with a handsome man, who turns out to be Albert. 5 videodiscs (574 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1593

 

Sje cas li se, Dolly Bell? Do you remember Dolly Bell? 1986

Abdulah Sidran, Emir Kusturica, Slavko Stimac, Ljiljana Blagojevi c, Slobodan Aligrudi c, and Mira Banjac

Kustrurica's beautifully modulated tale of a young man's entry into adulthood, his loss of virginity in the company of a B-movie stripper and prostitute. Set in the early 60s, Kusturica grafts the pathos of the Eastern European village movie into a complex tale of intrusive cultures, when Western influences such as fashion and rock and roll and the promise of European socialism threatened to roll over traditional customs, practiced rituals and Tito's political reign. 1 videocassette (106 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5532

 

Strike 2007

Jürgen Haase, Volker Schlöndorff, Katharina Thalbach, Andrzej Chyra, Dominique Horwitz, Andrzej Grabowski, Red Envelope Entertainment (Firm), Laemmle/Zeller Films, Provobis (Firm), Bayerischer Rundfunk, and MPI Home Video (Firm)

"An illiterate single mother, Agnieszka Kowalska is a Socialist "heroine of labor" for working long hours as a shipyard welder... until her superiors deny compensation to the widows of 21 workers killed in an industrial disaster. Risking her job, her life, and the love of her son to defy the bureacracy, Agnieszka inspires the largest labor strike in world history... and becomes a national hero." -Container. 1 videodisc (108 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1610

 

Sweet movie 2007

Vincent Malle, Duesan Makavejev, Carole Laure, Pierre Claementi, Anna Prucnal, Sami Frey, Jane Mallet, V. M. Productions, Mojack Film Ltaee, Maran-Film , Janus Films, and  Criterion Collection (Firm)

A futuristic film on the adventures of Miss Virginity World 1984. 1 videodisc (98 min.) :

MEDIA   MEDIA 10-1504       2-930

 

Szabad lélegzet Riddance 1987

Márta Mészáros, Péter Bacsó, Gergely Bikácsy, György Ónodi, and Erzsébet Kútvölgyi

Jutka, a young woman who works in a factory, falls in love with Andras, a university student. She pretends to be a student, first to him and then to his parents, and tries to live a lie. Finally she rebels against Andras, his demands and the social conventions that forced her to live a lie. 1 videocassette (84 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5060

 

Szerelem Love 1991,1971

Lilli Darvas, Mari Törocsik, Ivan Darvas, Károly Makk, Tibor Déry, and Gyorgy Sivo

The relationship between two momen, an aged aristocrat nearing 100 years and her daughter-in-law who cares for her while her husband is imprisoned on political charges. 1 videocassette (92 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3082

 

Szerelmem, Elektra Electra, my love c2003

Miklós Jancsó,  Mari Törocsik, György Cserhalmi, József Madaras, Lajos Balázsovits,  Gabi Jobba, Mária Bajcsay, MAFILM, Magyar Filmlaboratóriumban, Hunnia Filmstudió (Firm), Hungarofilm, and Facets Video (Firm)

A re-imagination of the classic myth, now set on a desolate Hungarian plain and in the future. 1 videodisc (71 min.) :

MEDIA 10-977

 

Szindbád 1987

Zoltán Huszárik, Zoltán Latinovits, Margit Dayka, Éva Ruttkai, and Gyula Krúdy

An aging man who has made a life of being a lover to women, and then leaving them, revisits his ex-lovers, complaining they are all old or dead. While the women were desolated at his leaving earlier in their lives, they have a variety of reactions to his return.  1 videocassette (98 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5524

 

Tamás és Juli 2000

Ildikó Enyedi, Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, Arvai Jolán, Márta Angyal, Dávid Jánosi, György Barkó, Ferenc Elek, and András Tóth-Gáspár

A simple and touching story focusing on the budding romance between Tamás, a young coal miner, and Juli, a kindergarten teacher. 1 videodisc (60 min.) :

MEDIA 10-87

 

A tanú The witness 1993

Péter Bacsó, Ferenc Kállai, Lajos Öze, and Zoltán Fábiy

An irreverant political satire, tracing the rise and fall of a hopelessly inept civil servant. 1 videocassette (116 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5526

 

Te rongyos élet! Oh, bloody life!  c1988

Péter Bacsó, Dorottya Udvaros, Zoltán Bezerédi, László Szacsvay, MAFILM, European Video Distributors, and Hungarofilm

In 1951, the day after her triumphant stage debut, a young actress is banished from Budapest to a state farm along with other "class enemies.". 1 videocassette (115 min.)

MEDIA 2-6431

 

Theresa/Tereza 1961 1997

Pavel Blumenfeld, Frantisek Kozík, Anna Sedimayerova, Jirina Svorcová, Vladimír Ráz, Gustav Heverle, Otomar Krejca, International Historic Films Inc, and Ceskoslovenský filmexport

Shows Theresa a young police detective involved in the investigation of murder. 1 videocassette (91 min.)

MEDIA 2-6487

 

To Meteoro vima tou pelargou Suspended step of a stork c2006

Thodoros Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Gregory Karr, and Helleniko Kentro Kinematographou

Four countries--France, Greece, Italy and Switzerland--converged upon a production of this movie. On the Greek border a steady stream of refugees flows on a perpetual basis. Reporter Gregory Karr believes that he's spotted a familiar face among the anonymous throngs. It is a politician (Marchello Mastroianni) who has long been missing and assumed dead. 1 videocassette (138 min.)

MEDIA 10-741

 

To vlemma tou Odyssea Ulysses' gaze 1999

Thodoros Angelopoulos, Harvey Keitel, Erland Josephson, Maïa Morgenstern, Eric Heumann, and E Karaindrou

A Greek-American director travels in the Balkans in search of lost reels of film shot by the Manakia brothers, pioneers of cinema. Along the way he encounters the conflict still raging in the Balkan states. 1 videodisc (173 min.) :

MEDIA 10-148

 

Topio stin omichli Landscape in the mist 2005

Michalis Zeke, Tania Palaiologou, Stratos Tzortzoglou, E Karaindrou, Thod ros Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Thanas s Valtinos, Basic Cinematografica, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Two Greek children embark on a mystical journey in search of the father they never knew. 1 videodisc (126 min.)

MEDIA 10-642

 

The trial 1985

Franz Kafka and Orson Welles

A symbolistic study of the tyranny of modern social systems. Portrays the experiences of a young man who is mysteriously arrested by agents of the police for an unspecified crime and is prepared for questioning and trial. Filmed primarily in Yugoslavia. 1 videocassette (VHS) (118 min.) :

MEDIA 2-340

 

Trois couleurs Three colors. White 1994

Krzysztof Kie slowski, Marin Karmitz, Zbigniew Zamachowski, and Julie Delpy

Part of a trilogy of films (Three colors) by director Krzysztof Kieslowski, White presents the mysterious tale of a man whose life disintegrates when his beautiful wife of six months deserts him. Forced to begin a new, he rebuilds his life, only to plan a dangerous scheme of vengeance against her. 1 videocassette (92 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5531

 

Tusztörténet Stand off 1990

Gyula Gazdag, Antal Végh, Ary Beri, Gábor Svidrony, and Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

Based on a true story, two brothers hold a group of high school girls hostage while demanding ransom and passage to the West. 1 videocassette (103 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5551

 

Tuzolto utca 25 almok a hazbol = 25 Firemans Street 1987

István Szabó, Lucyna Winnicks, Rita Bekes, and Peter Müller

Elderly residents of an old Hungarian house, about to lose their home, reminisce one night about their lives, dreams, and nightmares from the period before, during, and after World War II. Set on a single hot night somewhere in contemporary Hungary. 1 videocassette (VHS) (97 min.) :

MEDIA 2-336

 

U raljama zivota In the jaws of life  c1996

Rajko Grli c, Gorica Popovi c, Bogdan Dikli c, Miodrag Krivokapi c, Mira Furlan, Vitomira Lon car, Alexander Stojanovi c, Art Film, Croatia Film, Jadran Film, and Facets Video (Firm)

Account of a middle-aged female filmmaker who is producing a soap opera titled "The jaws of life." The story of the filmmaker and the story of the soap opera progress side by side and begin to converge. 1 videocassette (95 min.)

MEDIA 2-7157

 

Un été inoubliable An unforgettable summer c1996

Lucian Pintilie, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Cladiu Bleont, Petru Dumitriu, New Yorker Films, New Yorker Video (Firm), MK2 Productions, Sept Cinéma (Firm), and Studio de création cinématographique

Set in the 1920's, this is the story of a Romanian officer's wife whose devotion to her family and concern for others causes nothing but strife. 1 videocassette (82 min.)

MEDIA 2-7274, 2-7275

 

Underground 1998

Dusan Kovacevi c, Emir Kusturica, Miki Manojlovi c, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovi c, and Slavko Stimac

A tragicomedy about love, friendship, betrayal, manipulation and lies. Deals with the conflicts of the Yugoslav history of the past fifty years. Crooked arms dealer in World War II conspires to keep his equally crooked partner in underground refugee quarters indefinitely. 1 videocassette (167 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5533

 

Unsichtbare Gegner Invisible adversaries 1987

Valie Export, Peter Weibel, and Susanne Widl

Anna, a Viennese photographer, discovers that extra-terrestrial beings are colonizing the minds of her fellow citizens by raising the human aggression level. The outer world immediately becomes disjointed, but the inner world, too, as Anna and her lover try to hang on to their deteriorating relationship. 1 videocassette (112 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5097

 

Varuh meje Guardian of the frontier 2006

Maja Weiss, Ida Weiss, Iva Krajnc, Pia Zemljic, Tanja Potocnik, Vanguard Cinema (Firm), Filmski sklad R Slovenije, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Bela Film, and Arte (Firm)

Three college girls embark on a leisurely boat trip. They realize they are being watched and followed by a political extremist group called the guardians of the frontier. Layers of social, political and historical differences boil to the surface. 1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1258

 

The weeping meadow 2006

Phoebe Economopoulos, Thodoros Angelopoulos, Alexandra Aidini, Nikos Poursadinis, Giorgos Armenis, Vasiles Kolovos, New Yorker Films, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Spanning the years 1919-1949, begins with refugees from Odessa settling on a piece of land that was promised to them on Greece's misty northern plains. The foundling Eleni falls in love with her adoptive brother Alexis, but is forced to marry his widowed father. Eleni flees with Alexi to the nearby port of Thessaloniki. As the unrest of the 1930s pits fascism against leftism, Alexis, departs for America and leaves Elenis behind to bear the brunt of Greek war, political repression and civil war. 1 videodisc (163 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1027

 

Wojna polsko-ruska c2009

Xawery Zulawski, Borys Szyc, Roma Gasiorowska, Maria Strzelecka, Dorota Masowska, and Film Media (Firm)

1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1848

East and Central Europe (Continued)

WR-- mysteries of the organism 2007

Duesan Makavejev, Milena Draviac, Jagoda Kaloper, Ivica Vidoviac, Zoran Radmiloviac, Tuli Kupferberg, Neoplanta Film, Janus Films, Cinema 5, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

This documentary-fiction film begins as an investigation into the life and work of controversial psychologist and philosopher Wilhelm Reich and then explodes into a free-form narrative of a beautiful young Slavic girl's sexual liberation. Banned upon its release in the director's homeland, this art-house smash is both whimsical and bold in its blending of politics and sexuality. 1 videodisc (85 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1506

 

Z 1980

Costa Gavras

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1969. Political thriller about events preceding the military coup in Greece in the 1960s. 1 videocassette (128 min.) :

MEDIA 2-40

 

Zert The joke c2001

Jaromil Jires, Milan Kundera, Miloés Stejskal, Jaromil Jireés, Zdenek S Blaha, Josef Somr, Jaroslava Obermaierová, Jana Dítetová, Filmové studio Barrandov, Ústrední p ujcovna film u (Prague, Czechoslovakia) , and Facets Video (Firm)

Tragicomedy that revolves around a single joke: a professor, who is also an unrepentant ladies' man, is sentenced to six years hard labor for an irreverant postcard he sends to a woman he is trying to seduce. A stunning vision of life in Czechoslovakia during the Stalinist 50s. 1 videocassette (80 min.)

MEDIA 2-6947

 

Örökbefogadás Adoption 1987

Márta Mészáros, Gyula Gernádi, and Fereno Grunwalshy

Approaching 43, Kati wants a child, but her married lover won't agree. So it falls to young Anna, her newfound friend, to help Kati make the decision to adopt a child and learn to love and survive. 1 videocassette (89 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2663

East and Central Europe - New This Year

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