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World Cinema

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World Cinema Films DVD List

Africa First: Volume One
[Various] Short films from some of Africa's most compelling new talent.
Call Number: UMDVD 9181

Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets
[Morocco] A group of street children try to give their friend a proper burial.
Call Number: UMDVD 5181

The Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali   Aparajito   Apur Sansar
[India] A drama that follows the life of Apu from early childhood through school to marriage and fatherhood.
Call Number: UMDVD 964 / 9039 / 8728

The Baader Meinhof Complex
[Germany] The Red Army Faction organizes bombings, kidnappings, and assassinations in the late '60s and '70s.
Call Number: UMDVD 5814

Bande de filles (Girlhood)
[France] A girl with few real prospects joins a gang, reinventing herself and gaining self-confidence.
Call Number: UMDVD 9686

Black Orpheus
[Brazil] Street-car conductor Mello and country-girl Dawn fall in love in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival.
Call Number: UMDVD 413

Blind Shaft
[China] Two coal miners take advantage of poor safety conditions to extort money from negligent mine owners.
Call Number: UMDVD 4609

Blue is the Warmest Color
[France] A high schooler plunges into a relationship with an older art student.
Call Number: UMDVD 8671

Bombay Talkies
[India] An anthology of four films: Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh; Star; Sheila Ki Jawaani; and Murabba.
Call Number: UMDVD 8685

Bride & Prejudice
[India] An Indian woman attempts to marry her four daughters off to prosperous bachelors.
Call Number: UMDVD 1325

Camp de Thiaroye
[Senegal] Soldiers home from WWII are massacred by French colonial authorities in a dispute over pay.
Call Number: UMDVD 5528

Contracorriente (Undertow)
[Peru] Miguel, a respected fisherman, must face his true feelings for the visiting artist Santiago.
Call Number: UMDVD 6835

The Day I Became a Woman
[Iran] Three portraits of women at three stages of life.
Call Number: UMDVD 2750

Eat Drink Man Woman
[China] A master chef and his three adult daughters seek love and happiness in different ways.
Call Number: UMDVD 2462

Elza
[France] A young woman returns to her native island of Guadeloupe looking for the father she has never known.
Call Number: UMDVD 9691

Faat Kine
[Senegal] An independent single mother and business woman runs a gas station enterprise.
Call Number: UMDVD 5406

Fehér isten (White God)
[Hungary] Lili fights to find and protect her dog Hagen after her father releases him on the streets.
Call Number: UMDVD 9669

Fire
[India] Two women are torn between their devotion to duty and their desire for love and friendship.
Call Number: UMDVD 1438

The Funeral
[Japan] An old man’s unexpected death creates hilarious havoc with his family.
Call Number: UMDVD 5873

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
[Iran] In the ghost-town Bad City, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
Call Number: UMDVD 9283

The Gods Must Be Crazy I & II
[San] A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects.
Call Number: UMDVD 819

The Handmaiden
[South Korea] A Korean woman who is hired as handmaiden to a young Japanese lady is secretly plotting to defraud her.
Call Number: UMDVD 10206

Hua Mulan (Mulan, Rise of a Warrior)
[China] Mulan disguises herself as a male soldier to save her ailing father from the horrors of the battlefield.
Call Number: UMDVD 9616 or UMBLU 117

I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK
[South Korea] Young-goon is institutionalized after a nearly fatal attempt to recharge her batteries.
Call Number: UMDVD 8375

Ida
[Poland] On the eve of her vows, young Anna discovers her real name and identity.
Call Number: UMDVD 8720

Kebab Connection
[Germany] A young Turkish hip-hopper dreams of making the first German kung-fu film.
Call Number: UMDVD 3932

Kung Fu Hustle
[China] A hapless gangster realizes he is the greatest kung fu master, destined to protect the sacred streets.
Call Number: UMDVD 1474

Kynodontas (Dogtooth)
[Greece] Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen.
Call Number: UMDVD 9887

Kyss mig (Kiss Me)
[Sweden] After meeting and falling in love with Frida, Mia must question the engagement to her boyfriend Tim.
Call Number: UMDVD 9884

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
[India] An arrogant British Army captain forces a bet on a group of farmers about who will win a cricket match.
Call Number: UMDVD 1163

Lemon Tree
[Palestine] A Palestinian widow must defend her lemon tree field from the new neighbor, an Israeli Defense Minister.
Call Number: UMDVD 5333

Like Father, Like Son
[Japan] Ryota learns that his biological son was switched at birth and makes a life-changing decision.
Call Number: UMDVD 9754

Loreak (Flowers)
[Basque] Three women's lives intertwine when a tragic event jolts their lives into a new reality.
Call Number: UMDVD 9858

Lust, Caution
[China] In occupied Shanghai, a young woman is swept up in the plot to assassinate a ruthless intelligence agent.
Call Number: UMDVD 3909

Mustang
[Turkey] Lale and her sisters set off a scandal with unintended consequences.
Call Number: UMDVD 9799

Nairobi Half Life
[Kenya] A young aspiring actor from upcountry dreams of becoming a success in the big city.
Call Number: UMDVD 8088

Ohayo (Good Morning)
[Japan] Two young boys take a vow of silence after their parents refuse to buy them a television set.
Call Number: UMDVD 2076

Our Lady of the Assassins
[Colombia] An older writer falls in love with a much younger assassin in Medelin.
Call Number: UMDVD 477

Police, Adjective
[Romania] A police officer refuses to arrest a young man for offering drugs to his friends.
Call Number: UMDVD 6689

¿Que horas ela volta? (Second Mother)
[Brazil] The live-in housekeeper Val is content, but her estranged daughter's arrival brings tension.
Call Number: UMDVD 9692

Rhymes for Young Ghouls
[Crow] Aila struggles with the sadistic agent in charge of the St. Dymphna's residential school.
Call Number: UMDVD 9020

The Rider Named Death
[Russia] A small band of radicals attempts to bring down the Russian monarchy through any means possible.
Call Number: UMDVD 6722

Rome, Open City
[Italy] The loyalties of a poor mother-to-be and a parish priest are tested during a WWII German occupation.
Call Number: UMDVD 3429

Saawariya
[India] Destiny weaves its magical spell when a shy musician’s chance encounter leads to four unforgettable nights.
Call Number: UMDVD 6889

The Secret in Their Eyes
[Argentina] A crime-thriller told through flashbacks about judicial cover-ups and corruption in Argentina.
Call Number: UMDVD 5654

Strawberry & Chocolate
[Cuba] A naive college student meets a writer and a woman who teach him about the passion of life and love.
Call Number: UMDVD 174

Theeb (Wolf)
[Saudi Arabia] A young boy travels outside his traditional Bedouin community to aid a British Army officer.
Call Number: UMDVD 9897

Throne of Blood
[Japan] An adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, set in feudal times.
Call Number: UMDVD 301

Timbuktu
[Mali] A cattle herder and his family find their quiet lives--typically free of Jihadists--abruptly disturbed.
Call Number: UMDVD 9727

El Topo
[Mexico] A gunfighter and his young son attempt to protect a desert village from marauding bandits.
Call Number: UMDVD 3177

The Tribe
[Ukraine] A deaf-mute boy joins a boarding school and struggles to conform with the other kids.
Call Number: UMDVD 9826

Tropical Malady
[Thailand] A romance between a soldier and a country boy is wrapped around a folk-tale.
Call Number: UMDVD 7879

Tsotsi (Thug)
[South Africa] A young criminal finds a surprise in the backseat of a car he has stolen.
Call Number: UMDVD 2299

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
[Thailand] On his deathbed, Uncle Boonmee recalls his many past lives.
Call Number: UMDVD 6649

Viridiana
[Spain] The novice nun Viridiana does her utmost to maintain her Catholic principles.
Call Number: UMDVD 1985

Waltz with Bashir
[Israel] Ari attempts to unravel his memories and experiences serving in the Israeli Army.
Call Number: UMDVD 5049

White Shadow
[Tanzania] A young albino boy is sent to the city to live with his uncle after witnessing his father's murder.
Call Number: UMDVD 9660

Yeelen (Brightness)
[Mali] A young Bambara warrior is destined to destroy a corrupt older society, the secret Komo cult.
Call Number: UMDVD 2907

Yossi & Jagger
[Israel] Diligent Army commander Yossi is having an affair with one of his charges.
Call Number: UMDVD 2001