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EUROPEAN CINEMA THEMES

FRENCH  - GERMAN - SPAINISH/LATIN AMERICAN - ITALY THEMED DVDS


Below is a list of available works by key European directors plus dvds listed under themes.  This listing might be of help to teachers and students finding titles that could meet study requirements.

Contents

  1. 1 FRENCH DVDS BY THEMES
    1. 1.1 COLLABORATION AND RESISTANCE IN FRENCH FILM
    2. 1.2 FRENCH NEW WAVE - NOUVELLE VAGUE
    3. 1.3 FILMS ABOUT ADOLESCENCE AND CHILDHOOD
    4. 1.4 DISABILITY
    5. 1.5 DE-COLONIZATION, IMMIGRATION, THE OUTSIDER & INTEGRATION
    6. 1.6 FRENCH CHILDREN'S FILMS
    7. 1.7 LITERARY ADAPTATIONS ON DVD
    8. 1.8 FRENCH LGBT FILMS ON DVD
  2. 2 EXAM BOARDS - SET FRENCH FILMS
  3. 3 FRENCH FILM DIRECTORS
    1. 3.1 CLAUDE CHABROL
    2. 3.2 JEAN-LUC GODARD
    3. 3.3 LOUIS MALLE
    4. 3.4 FRANCOIS OZON
    5. 3.5 ALAIN RESNAIS
    6. 3.6 JACQUES RIVETTE
    7. 3.7 ERIC ROHMER
    8. 3.8 FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT
    9. 3.9 AGNES VARDA
  4. 4 GERMAN DVDS BY THEMES
    1. 4.1 GERMANY IN THE NAZI PERIOD
    2. 4.2 EAST GERMANY
    3. 4.3 DEFA EAST GERMANY FILMS
    4. 4.4 DISABILITY
    5. 4.5 GENDER, THE OUTSIDER AND GERMAN SOCIETY
    6. 4.6 GERMAN YOUTH AND CHILDHOOD
    7. 4.7 GASTARBEITER/IMMIGRATION
    8. 4.8 GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST FILMS
    9. 4.9 1930S GERMAN CINEMA
    10. 4.10 LITERARY ADAPTATIONS ON DVD
    11. 4.11 GERMAN CHILDREN'S FILMS
    12. 4.12 WIRTSCHAFTSWUNDER/GERMANY IN THE 1950S
    13. 4.13 GERMAN LGBT FILMS ON DVD
  5. 5 EXAM BOARDS - SET GERMAN FILMS
    1. 5.1  GERMAN FILM DIRECTORS
    2. 5.2 RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER
    3. 5.3 WERNER HERZOG
    4. 5.4 WIM WENDERS
  6. 6 SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN DVDS BY THEMES
  7. 7 SPANISH FILM DIRECTORS
    1. 7.1 PEDRO ALMODOVAR 
    2. 7.2 LUIS BUNUEL
    3. 7.3 CARLOS SAURA
  8. 8 EXAM BOARDS - SET SPANISH FILMS
    1. 8.1 SPANISH CIVIL WAR
    2. 8.2 POST FRANCO SPANISH CINEMA CINEMA
    3. 8.3 CUBA
    4. 8.4 IMMIGRATION
    5. 8.5 FILMS ABOUT ADOLESCENCE AND CHILDHOOD
    6. 8.6 ENVIRONMENT AND TRAVEL  
    7. 8.7 POLITICS, SOCIETY, GENDER AND CLASS
    8. 8.8 SOME POPULAR SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICAN FILMS
    9. 8.9 SPANISH, PORTUGUESE AND LATIN AMERICAN LGBT FILMS ON DVD
  9. 9 ITALIAN DVDS BY THEMES
    1. 9.1 NEO-REALISM
    2. 9.2 ITALIAN LGBT FILMS ON DVD
    3. 9.3 FILMS ABOUT ADOLESCENCE AND CHILDHOOD
    4. 9.4 FASCISM AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN ITALY
    5. 9.5 CRIME DRAMAS
    6. 9.6 POLITICAL FILMS
    7. 9.7 FILMS SET IN SOUTHERN ITALY
    8. 9.8 LITERARY ADAPTATIONS ON DVD
    9. 9.9 PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN ITALIAN CINEMA
  10. 10 EXAM BOARD - SET ITALIAN FILMS AND LITERATURE
  11. 11 ITALIAN FILM DIRECTORS
    1. 11.1 MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI
    2. 11.2 FEDERICO FELLINI
    3. 11.3 PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
    4. 11.4 TAVIANI BROTHERS 
    5. 11.5 LUCHINO VISCONTI
    6. 11.6 CLICK HERE FOR ORDERING INFORMATION

FRENCH DVDS BY THEMES

COLLABORATION AND RESISTANCE IN FRENCH FILM


LES AMOURS SECRÈTES (12) 2010 FRANCE  PHELIZON, FRANCK    £12.99
    
A Jewish man, reflects on the Second World War through his sister's diary written in 1942 in Nazi-occupied France.
L'ARMEE DU CRIME/ARMY OF CRIME  (15) 2009  FRANCE     GUEDIGUIAN, ROBERT    £15.99
  
  French World War II drama chronicling the famous 1944 'Red Poster' case, in which a group of foreign partisans defied French apathy to form their own resistance against the Nazi occupation.
L'ARMEE DES OMBRES (12) 1969  FRANCE  MELVILLE, J.P.  £19.99
 Based on the Joseph Kessel novel the film is one of the greatest and the most authentic film  portrayals of the French Resistance.
EL ARTISTA Y LA MODELO/ ARTIST AND THE MODEL (12) 2012 FRANCE TRUEBA, FERNANDO IN FRENCH/CATALAN & SPANISH £15.99
French border town during the Nazi occupation of WWII, an ageing artist is once again inspired to paint after his wife brings home a refugee from Franco’s Spain, the beautiful but naïve Merce (Aida Folch).
AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (PG)   1987  FRANCE  MALLE, L.  £19.99
 Wartime drama set in a wintry catholic boarding school. The film  probes the relationship between a young student and his reserved new Jewish classmate, who is hiding from the  Germans.
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN (PG) 2013 FRANCE  VANIER, NICOLAS   £19.99
  Adventure film set in the French Alps in 1943.  Based on the Cécile Aubry's novel about a  young boy who befriends a dog.  
The film is an  odyssey of a little boy searching for his mother, of an old man searching for his past,  a Resistance fighter 
searching for love and a German officer  searching for forgiveness.
BON VOYAGE (12) 2004 FRANCE  RAPPENEAU, JEAN PAUL   £19.99
 
Paris 1940. The eve of the Nazi takeover. Seven people flee the capital for Bordeaux in order to  escape the occupation, taking shelter at the Hotel Splendide.
LE CHANT DES MARIÉES /THE WEDDING SONG (15) 2008 FRANCE  ALBO, KARIN U    IN ARABIC & FRENCH  £15.99
   
Drama set during World War Two, following two women who try to maintain their friendship under difficult circumstances. Nour and Myriam, an Arab and a Jew who have been best pals since childhood, find their lives in turmoil as the Nazis gain control over Tunis
LE CHAGRIN ET LA PITIÉ/SORROW AND THE PITY (E) FRANCE 1969  OPHULS, MARCEL   £24.99  
 
Film combines interviews with archive footage to explore the reality of occupation of the industrial city Clermont-Ferrand by the Germans in World War Two.
LE CORBEAU (PG) 1943 FRANCE   HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT £19.99
 
First  French film noir made in German occupied France which ensured a storm of controversy and it was attacked by the right-wing Vichy regime, the left-wing Resistance press and the Catholic Church.
LE DERNIER MÉTRO/LAST METRO (PG) FRANCE 1980 TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £19.99
 
Depardieu and Deneuve in a wartime story of a theatre  troupe  whose Jewish director must stay hidden from the Gestapo.
DIPLOMATIE/DIPLOMACY (12) 2014 FRANCE  SCHLÖNDORFF,  VOLKER   £19.99
    World War Two in occupied Paris and  Adolf Hitler's has ordered the destruction of many of the city's famous landmarks.  Swedish 
diplomat Raoul Nordling tries to  stall the German action while waiting for the Allied forces to save the city.
LES ÉGARÉS/STRAYED (15) 2003 FRANCE    TECHINE, ANDRE       £19.99
 June 1940,  widowed teacher and, with her two children flee Paris and a teenaged boy 
comes to their  rescue by leading them into the forest.
ELLE S'APPELAIT SARAH/SARAH’S KEY (12) 2010  FRANCE  PAQUET-BRENNER, GILLES    £17.99
 
   A Jewish girl's story opens wounds from France's wartime past.  Living in Paris while her architect husband Bertrand (Frederic Pierrot) restores his family's apartment block, writer Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas) stumbles across the wartime history of the block's original Jewish owners, who were arrested by the Vichy government as part of the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup of 1942 and forced to sell their property. As the story unfolds, Julia becomes increasingly haunted by the fate of ten-year-old Sarah Starzynski (Melusine Mayance), who, after being detained, escapes in a desperate attempt to return to the block where she has secretly hidden her younger brother.
ENFANTS DU PARADIS (PG) 1945 FRANCE  B/W   CARNE, MARCEL   £19.99
 
Marcel Carne's greatest work was made in  German-occupied  France  during the 2nd World   War. The story  intertwines the fates of four men who love one woman in 1820s  Paris. The central figure of the film, Garance, has also been likened to a symbol of a liberated  France, a woman who will never be dominated.
LA FILLE DU PUISATIER/THE WELL-DIGGER'S DAUGHTER (PG) 2011 FRANCE AUTEUIL, DANIEL £19.99
   
Based on the Marcel Pagnol novel set in  Provence during the First World War
LA FOLLE HISTOIRE DE MAX ET LÉON (12)  2016  FRANCE BARRÉ, JONATHAN    £19.99
 Buddy movie and comedy set in 1939.  Inseparable, utterly immature friends,  Max and Léon,  are in the army but decide to desert to return home to their old simple wine-drinking ways. But their desire to desert leads them to have many adventures,  joining the Free French Force, becoming secret agents and working for Vichy Ministry of Propaganda. 
LA GRANDE VADROUILLE (PG) 1966  FRANCE  OURY,  GERARD £15.99
  French wartime comedy farce.
LES HOMMES LIBRES/FREE MEN (12) 2011 FRANCE FERROUKHI, ISMAEL £15.99
  World War Two drama set in German-occupied Paris in 1942. Tahar Rahim stars as Younes, a young, unemployed, Algerian immigrant who is inspired        to become a freedom fighter after forming an unexpected friendship with Jewish singer Salim Halali (Mahmud Shalaby).

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INDIGÈNES/DAYS OF GLORY (12) 2006  FRANCE     BOUCHAREB, R.  £19.99
 
This award-winning film  shows WWII through the eyes of four North African soldiers fighting for the French army during the German occupation.
JEUX INTERDITS /FORBIDDEN GAMES (12) 1952 FRANCE    CLÉMENT, RENÉ    £15.99
   
Set in France in 1940, the story follows five-year-old Paulette (Brigitte Fossey), who is left traumatised after her parents and pet dog are killed in a Nazi air attack whilst fleeing Paris. She soon finds herself befriended by ten-year-old Michel Dollé (Georges Poujouly), however, whose peasant family takes her in.
    As Paulette and Michel become best friends, they find a way of coping with the death and destruction that surrounds them by creating their own world, and in particular, a small cemetery in the ruins of an old barn, where they bury Paulette's dog, and any other dead animals and insects they find.
LAISSEZ PASSER (12)  2002 FRANCE BERTRAND TAVERNIER  £19.99
 
Acclaimed true-life tale of French Resistance sympathisers working in the movies during World War Two. 
LEON MORIN, PRETRE (PG)  1961  FRANCE  MELVILLE, JEAN-PIERRE      £19.99
   This most commercially successful film from Jean-Pierre Melville,  depicts a love affair between an atheist (Emmanuele Riva)  and a priest (Jean-Paul Belmondo)  set against the backdrop of the French Occupation
LACOME, LUCIEN  (15)    1974 FRANCE   MALLE, LOUIS     £39.99
 One of the first French films to deal with the collaboration during the Nazi occupation. (Only available in Louis Malle Collection Volume Two (15) France 1971-90  - £39.99  (Features Black Moon, Milou En Mai, Lacombe Lucien, Le Souffle Au Coeur and  Au Revoir Les Enfants .)
LUCIE AUBRAC (15) 1997 FRANCE BERRI, CLAUDE   £29.99
 
A beautiful romance in the Second World War, based on a true story, about a
woman trying to rescue her husband, a betrayed resistance member  from prison. Only available in the Claude Berri DVD Collection (Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources,  Germinal and Lucie Aubrac).

LA RAFLE /ROUND UP (15) 2010 FRANCE BOSCJ, ROSE    £17.99
    Rose Bosch writes and directs this French drama based on real events that took place in Paris at the beginning of the Second World War. In July 1942 the French police, under Nazi orders, are rounding up thousands of Jewish men, women and children to transport them to extermination camps in Poland. Told from the perspective of 11-year old Jo Weismann (Hugo Leverdez), the film also stars Jean Reno and Melanie Laurent as medics working with the prisoners - who, while sympathetic to the plight of their patients, are ultimately powerless to save them from the horrific fate that awaits them.  
RÉSISTANCE : THE COMPLETE SERIES (12) 2015 FRANCE £24.99
   Six-part French drama series set in Paris in 1940. 17-year-old Lili Franchet and her young friends band together to oppose the Nazi occupation by  producing and distributing the underground 'Resistance' newspaper.
A SECRET  (15) 2007  FRANCE MILLER,CLAUDE    £19.99
 Adaptation of Philippe Grimbert's bestselling novel,  this film is a compelling account of a 15-year- old  boy who unearths a shocking family secret.Spanning half a century, the film's multi-layered narrative revolves  around a Jewish family torn asunder  during the impending German occupation of France during World War II.
LE SILENCE DE LA MER (PG)   1949  FRANCE  MELVILLE, J.P.        £19.99
 
Melville's debut film is an adaptation of the novella by French resistance author Vercors, which was  clandestinely written in 1942 during the Nazi occupation of France in WWII
UN CONDAMNÉ À MORT S'EST ÉCHAPPÉ OU LE/A MAN ESCAPED (U) 1966 FRANCE B/W  BRESSON,   ROBERT      £19.99
 
Taut and exciting story of a daring escape by a French resistance leader in World War II
UN HÉROS TRÈS DISCRET/SELF MADE HERO (15)  1996  FRANCE AUDIARD, JACQUES     £19.99
 Comedy-drama set in the winter of  1944.
UN AMOUR à TAIRE/A LOVE TO HIDE (15) 2005 FRANCE FAURE,   CHRISTIAN   £14.99
 Stirring drama that takes place in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1942. The story revolves around a gay male couple who must keep their love a secret for fear of persecution. Their lives are further complicated by the appearance of a young Jewish woman seeking refuge.
VICTOR YOUNG PEREZ/SURVIVING AUSCHWITZ (15) 2013 FRANCE  OUANICHE, JACQUES £15.99
   Biopic about the young  Jewish Tunisian boxer 'Young' Perez (Brahim Asloum) who went on to become a world flyweight champion but was arrested in Paris in 1943 and  sent to Auschwitz to serve as a slave labourer and box for the viewing pleasure of the SS.

FRENCH NEW WAVE - NOUVELLE VAGUE


A BOUT DE SOUFFLE
(PG) 1959 FRANCE  GODARD, JEAN-LUC       £19.99  
 Godard's first film is now  seen as the key film in the French new wave.  
AGNES VARDA COLLECTION VOLUME ONE (15) FRANCE £39.99
 Contains  La Pointe Courte (1954) Cleo 5 to 7 (1962) Vagabond (1985) La Glaneurs et la Glaneuse (2002) .
AGNES VARDA COLLECTION VOLUME TWO (18) FRANCE £39.99
 Features The Beaches of Agnes (2008), Jacquot de Nantes (1991), Vagabond (1985) and L'Une Chante, L'Autre Pas (1977).
ALAIN DELON BOX SET 5 DISCS  (15)   1960-75   FRANCE      £34.99
 Contains - Un Flic, Plein Soleil, L'Eclisse, Traitement de Choc, Flic Story.

L'ANNÉE DERNIÈRE À MARIENBAD/LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (U) 1961 FRANCE RESNAIS, ALAIN £19.99
Based on Alain Robbe-Grillet's novel a stranger tries to persuade a married woman to run away with him.
BAISERS VOLES
(15) 1968  FRANCE  TRUFFAUT,  FRANCOIS        £19.99
 Light 1930's style  romantic comedy
BANDE A PART (PG) 1964 FRANCE  GODARD, JEAN-LUC.     £19.99
 Godard's playful tribute to the Hollywood pulp crime movies.

LE BEAU SERGE  (12) 1958 FRANCE        CHABROL, CLAUDE     £17.99  
    Claude Chabrol's directorial debut has  been credited as the first film to emerge from the French New Wave. François (Stéphane Audran) returns to his hometown from the big city to find that his old friend Serge (Gérard Blain)  is stuck in a loveless marriage and is drinking. François determines to help him turn his life around.
LES BICHES (18) 1986 FRANCE CHABROL, CLAUDE   £17.99
 Claude Chabrol's elegant and witty bisexual menage a trois.
BOB LE FLAMBEUR (PG) 1972 FRANCE  MELVILLE, JEAN. PIERRE    £19.99
 Gallic take on the American film noir and cop movies.
CLAUDE CHABROL COLLECTION  (15) 1968-91  FRANCE    8 DISC SET      £44.99
Features Les Biches, La Femme Infidele, Que La Bete Meure, Le Boucher, Juste
 Avant La Nuit, Les Noces Rouge, Nada and Madame Bovary.

ERIC ROHMER: THE EARLY WORKS (15)    FRANCE £24.99
 Box set features ‘LeSigne Du Lion' (1962), ‘Le Boulangerie De Monceau' (1962) and . ‘La Carriere de Suzanne' (1963).
HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (PG) 1959 FRANCE B/W  RESNAIS,   ALAIN       £15.99
 Love story between a French actress and a Japanese architect.
JEAN-LUC GODARD HISTOIRE(S) DU CINEMA  (18) 1988/798  FRANCE        £34.99
 Five hour film essay which  is a magical mystery tour through the history of cinema.
JEAN PAUL BELMONDO COLLECTION BOX SET 5 DISCS  (15)  1959-81 FRANCE    £34.99
 Contains - Le Professionel, A Bout de Souffle, Pierrot le Fou, Stavisky, A Double Tour.
JULES ET JIM (PG) 1961 FRANCE  TRUFFAUT,  FRANCOIS      £19.99
 His most celebrated film about the free-spirited Catherine and the two men in her life.

MASCULIN-FEMININE (PG) 1966 FRANCE  B/W  GODARD,  JEAN-LUC     £19.99
 Study of the generation conflict.
MURIEL (12) 1963 FRANCE  RESNAIS, ALAIN  £19.99
 Alain Resnais collaborated with novelist Jean Cayrol in this introspective drama of four lives linked by haunting memories.

LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG/UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (U) 1964 FRANCE DEMY, JACQUES £19.99
A story of lost love, with all the dialogue sung rather than spoken.
PARIS NOUS APPARTIENT
  (PG) 1961 FRANCE    Rivette, Jacques   £19.99
 Twisting enigmatic tale  is  like a game to which no-one tells you the rules.
LA PEAU DOUCE (PG)  1964  FRANCE  TRUFFAUT,  FRANCOIS         £19.99
 Triangular love  story.
PLEIN SOLEIL (PG)   1959 FRANCE    CLÉMENT, RENÉ 
    DVD - £15.99     BLU-RAY - £19.99
  
  Pre-New Wave French film noir thriller directed by René Clément, based on the novel 'The Talented Mr Ripley' by Patricia Highsmith and shot on the warm and glowing Mediterranean coast    
LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS/LES MISTONS (PG) 1959 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £19.99
   Francois Truffaut's semi-autobiographical first feature stars Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel, an unruly young Parisian whose unhappiness leads him into trouble. Frequently running away from school and home, Antoine spends much of his time playing with his friends on the streets of the city; but events take a more serious turn when the theft of a typewriter lands him in trouble with the police.
  
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TIREZ SUR LE PIANISTE/SHOOT THE PIANIST (15) 1960 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £19.99
  A pianist becomes involved with gangsters in a story of obsessive love and jealousy
TWO IN THE WAVE(E) 2010        LAURENT, EMMANUEL           £15.99
   
Documentary charting the rise and fall of the friendship between Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut.

VIVRE SA VIE (15)  1962  FRANCE            JEAN-LUC GODARD   £19.99
 Award winning examination of a womans decline using documentary style interviews.

FILMS ABOUT ADOLESCENCE AND CHILDHOOD

AMELIE (15)   2001  FRANCE     JEUNET, JEAN-PIERRE   £19.99  
  Oscar nominated film about a young French girl whose  sole purpose of life is to help others.

AMOUR (12A) 2012 FRANCE        HANEKE, MICHAEL    £15.99
    Drama exploring death, ageing and the fear of loss. Anne and George (Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant) are a couple in their 80s who are enjoying their retirement, but that changes when, after an operation following a stroke, Anne is left wheelchair-bound and paralysed. Although she expresses her wish to die, even going so far as to make an attempt at taking her own life, George tries to remind her of the beauty and worth of life itself and the love that they share for each other.  BLU RAY £19.99

L'ARGENT DE POCHE/POCKET MONEY (PG)  1976 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS    £15.99
 A film about the joys and wonders of childhood
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BANDE DE FILLES/GIRLHOOD (15) 2014 FRANCE SCIAMMA, CÉLINE  DVD - £17.99   BLU RAY - 22.99
    16-year-old Marieme suffers from abuse at home and unable to achieve her school grades, she  discovers a sense of identity by joining a girl gang.
BELLE ET SEBASTIAN (PG) 2013 FRANCE  VANIER, NICOLAS   £19.99
    Adventure film set in the French Alps in 1943.  Based on the Cécile Aubry's novel about a young boy who befriends a dog.  The film is an  odyssey of a little boy searching for his mother, of an old man searching for his past,  a Resistance fighter searching for love and a German officer  searching for forgiveness.
BELLE ET SÉBASTIEN, L'AVENTURE CONTINUE /BELLE AND SEBASTIAN: THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES (PG) 2015  DUGUAY,CHRISTIAN   £19.99
   Family adventure sequel, World War Two has ended and the villagers in the French Alps are rejoicing, however 10-year-old Sébastien (Félix Bossuet) learns that his friend Angelina (Margaux Châtelier) has gone missing after a plane crash and he sets off on a dangerous quest to save her with his dog Belle.
DE BRUIT ET DE FUREUR/SOUND AND THE FURY (18) 2013 FRANCE    
    BRISSEAU, JEAN-CLAUDE
    Teenager Bruno moves to a high-rise building along with his hard-working mum. At school he falls under the bad influence of streetwise boy who starts to lead Bruno stray. When their teacher sees what is happening she tries to intervene and get the boys back on the right path.
LES CHORISTES (12) 2004 FRANCE BARRATIER, CHRISTOPHE £19.99
    Set in 1949, a music teacher is hired as supervisor in a strict boarding school for troubled children and changes their lives through music.
   
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LES COMBATTANTS (15) 2014 FRANCE  CAILLEY, THOMAS £15.99
   Coming-of-age comedy.
LA COUR DE BABEL/SCHOOL OF BABEL (PG) 2014 FRANCE  BERTUCELLI, JULIE   £15.99
    Filmed over the course of one academic year, the documentary follows teachers and pupils of Granges-aux-Belles school as the  non-French speaking immigrant children learn to  read and write French  fluently.
DIABOLO MENTHE/PEPPERMINT SODA (12) 1977 FRANCE KURYS, DIANE DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
  Coming of age debut film by Diane Kurys which offers an intricate view of adolescence in 1960s France.
L'ENFANT D'EN HAUT/SISTER (15) 2012 FRANCE     MEIER, URSULA     £15.99  
    Every day, twelve-year-old Simon steals food, money and equipment from the wealthy guests in a Swiss ski resort order to support himself and his older sister.
ENTRE LES MURS/
CLASS (15) 2008 FRANCE  CANTET, LAURENT   £17.99
 Absorbing Palme d'Or winning journey into a multicultural high school in Paris over the course of a school year.
 
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ETRE ET AVOIR (E)    2002  FRANCE PHILIBERT,  NICOLAS   £19.99
   Documentary that follows a year in the life of a French village school.
LES GÉANTS/ GIANTS (15) 2011 BELGIUM   LANNERS, BOULI   IN FRENCH  £15.99
    Belgian coming-of-age drama. Teenage brothers have been more or less abandoned by their parents for the summer at their 
dead grandfather's house in rural Belgium. When they run out of money, they team up with another youngster, who introduces them to a local drug dealer. The boys soon find themselves in over their heads.
JE M'APPELLE HMMM/MY NAME IS HMMM..(15)  2013  F 2013  B, AGNÈS      £22.99
    Fashion designer Agnès B. makes her directorial debut with this drama about a runaway eleven-year-old girl.
LOU!  (12A)   2014   FRANCE NEEL, JULIEN £19.99
   Comedy adapted from his comic book series. Lou (Lola Lasseron) is a 12-year-old girl who gets on well with  her single mother (Ludivine Sagnier), despite the fact that she often acts more immature than her daughter.
MA VIE DE COURGETTE/MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (PG) 2015 FRANCE  BARRAS, CLAUDE   £17.99
    Adapted from the novel by Gilles Paris, this animated adventure tells the story of traumatised nine-year-old Courgette who is placed in a tough foster home after the sudden death of her mother. At the home Courgette befriends the other orphans and listens to their tragic tales.
MÊME PAS MORT/TOMBOY (U) 2007 FRANCE    SCIAMMA,  CÉLINE        £16.99
   
10-year-old tomboy Laure (Zoé Héran) moves to a  different neighbourhood with her family, Laure is mistaken for a boy by 
Lisa (Jeanne Disson) and decides to accept this new identity under the name of Michaël. She spends a summer with Lisa, playing games and experiencing first kisses, but it is only a matter of time before the truth emerges.
MICROBE ET GASOIL (15) 2015 FRANCE  GONDRY, MICHEL £19.99
   Coming-of-age comedy and road movie about two teenage friends. 
Bullied, androgynous loner Daniel 'Microbe' and his new cool friend and classmate Théo 'Gasoline' (Théophile Baquet). Together they go on a journey across the country.
MOMMY (15) 2014 CANADA DOLAN, XAVIER IN FRENCH £19.99
     A widowed mother decides to home school her ADHD-suffering son.  Although she is struggling for money and 
patience, how far is she prepared to go to better her son's future?
MON PERE CE HEROS (PG) FRANCE 1991 LAUZIER, GERARD   £14.99
 Charming comedy  staring Gerard Depardieu.
 
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LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS/LES MISTONS (PG) 1959 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £19.99
   Francois Truffaut's semi-autobiographical first feature stars Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel, an unruly young Parisian whose unhappiness leads him into trouble. Frequently running away from school and home, Antoine spends much of his time playing with his friends on the streets of the city; but events take a more serious turn when the theft of a typewriter lands him in trouble with the police.
  
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PASSE TON BAC D'ABORD (15) 1979 FRANCE  PIALAT, M. £19.99
 Teenage drama set in the suburbs of France following the antics of a group of friends as they embark upon their senior year of school.
PRIMAIRE/ELEMENTARY (12) 2016  FRANCE  ANGEL, HÉLÈNE   £19.99
   Primary school teacher and single mother, Florence, faces her biggest challenge yet when troubled student Sacha is transferred to her class.

Sacha's behavioural problems soon cause conflict in the class,  but Florence becomes determined to help him turn his troubled life around.  

DISABILITY

EN ÉQUILIBRE (PG) 2015 FRANCE  DERCOURT, DENIS   £19.99
   Paralysed man is fighting for compensation the insurance company when one of the company's advisor's  is sent to deal with his case the two find they have a connection and begin to have an impact on each other's lives.
LA FAMILLE BÉLIER (12A) 2013 FRANCE LARTIGAU, ERIC £15.99
  Comedy about a married couple and their two children. Living in a remote farm both parents and the youngest child are all deaf and relying heavily on the sixteen-year-old child, Paula, as their interpreter. However Paula would like to move away and pursue a singing career.
INTOUCHABLES/UNTOUCHABLE (15) 2011 FRANCE OLIVIER NAKACHE, O/TOLEDANO.E £19.99
Paul (François Cluzet), a rich aristocrat and habitual thrill-seeker, becomes quadriplegic after a paragliding accident. Alone in the world and unable to care for himself in even the most basic ways, Paul employs young Senegalese émigré Driss (Omar Sy) as his carer.

Despite their very different backgrounds and outlooks on life, the two men quickly form a strong bond, teaching each other important life lessons about acceptance, respect and the true meaning of friendship in the process.
JEAN DE FLORETTE (PG) FRANCE 1988   BERRI, CLAUDE       £19.99
 Gerard Depardieu is a hunchback tax collector who  moves to the  country, in this award winning film based on the Pagnol novel. 

MANON DES SOURCES (PG) 1986  FRANCE  BERRI, CLAUDE    £19.99
 Sequel to Jean de Florette. 
MOMMY (15) 2014 CANADA DOLAN, XAVIER IN FRENCH £19.99
     A widowed mother decides to home school her ADHD-suffering son.  Although she is struggling for money and 
patience, how far is she prepared to go to better her son's future?
DE ROUILLE ET D'OS/RUST AND BONE (15) 2012 FRANCE AUDIARD, JACQUES £17.99
The film starts by telling two parallel stories: one of Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts), a homeless father struggling to care for his five-year-old son, and the other of Stephanie (Marion Cotillard), a woman who loses her legs in an accident while working as a trainer of killer whales. Both strong, idiosyncratic characters who are used to defining the parameters of their personal relationships, their union forces them out of the emotional safety zones they have each developed for the purposes of self-protection.
LE SCAPHANDRE ET LE PAPILLON/DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (12) 2007 FRANCE   SCHNABEL, J.     £19.99
 Based on the best-selling novel, the film tells the story of Bauby, a  42 year old paralysed man. Trapped in what he saw as a ‘Diving Bell’, a prison from        which he was unable to escape, Bauby’s only lifeline became the temporary release, or  ‘Butterfly’, of his  memories and imagination.

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DE-COLONIZATION, IMMIGRATION, THE OUTSIDER & INTEGRATION


A BOUT DE SOUFFLE (PG) 1959 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC £19.99
  Godard’s first film is now seen as the key film in the French new wave.
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BANDE DE FILLES/GIRLHOOD (15) 2014 FRANCE SCIAMMA, CÉLINE  DVD - £17.99   BLU RAY - 22.99
     16-year-old Marieme suffers from abuse at home and unable to achieve the grades and only discovers a 
sense of identity befriends a gang of three girls.
BOROM SARRET/LA NOIRE DE/BLACK GIRL (15) 1966 SENEGAL  SEMBENE, OUSMANE IN FRENCH  £19.99
  La noire de./Black Girl' (1966) follows young Senegalese nanny with high-hopes who travels to the Antibes with her white 
employers. 
Upon arrival in France, her  relationship with her employers deteriorates as they subjugate her to the role of an 
all-purpose housemaid. 
The short 'Sarret' (1969) follows a day in the life of a poor horse cart driver in Dakar.
CODE INCONNU: RÉCIT INCOMPLET DE DIVERS VOYAGES/
CODE UNKNOWN (15) 2000 FRANCE 
HANEKE, MICHAEL £19.99
    A Beggar catches a crumpled paper bag. The contents connects the character in the film,making a fascinating study of the subtle connections and barriers in society.
LA COUR DE BABEL/SCHOOL OF BABEL (PG) 2014 FRANCE  BERTUCELLI, JULIE   £15.99
    Filmed over the course of one academic year, the documentary follows teachers and pupils of Granges-aux-Belles school as the  non-French speaking immigrant children learn to  read and write French  fluently.
COUSCOUS (AKA: LA GRAINE ET LE MULET)  (15) 2007 FRANCE   KECHICHE, A.    DVD - £19.99   BLU RAY - £19.99
 Warm and engrossing family drama set among the North African community in the Mediterranean port of Sète.
LE DERNIER CARAVANSÉRAIL (ODYSSÉES) (E)  2006 FRANCE MNOUCHKINE, ARIANE £23.99
    Film of Théâtre du Soleil play about at the difficulties faced by political refugees in France.
DHEEPAN (15) 2015 FRANCE  AUDIARD, JACQUES   £19.99
  Winner of the 2015 Palme d'Or, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family to escape the civil war in Sri Lanka. They settle in a tough housing estate outside Paris, where, barely knowing each another,  they must try and build a new life together.
ENTRE LES MURS/CLASS (15) 2008 FRANCE  CANTET, LAURENT   £17.99
 Absorbing Palme d'Or winning journey into a multicultural high school in Paris over the course of a school year.
 
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LES GARÇONS ET GUILLAUME, À TABLE!/ME, MYSELF AND MUM (15) 2013       GALLIENNE, GUILLAUME   £17.99 Camp comedy in which  Gallienne shows how his mother treated him as the daughter she never had and how this led to him becoming seriously confused about his sexuality while growing up.
LES GLANEURS ET LA GLANEUSE/GLEANERS AND I (15) 2000 FRANCE      VARDA, AGNÈS     £15.99
  
  Documentary the lives of those who live 'off the grid' in France. Gleaning is the act of gathering the leftovers from a harvest 
after the main, profitable crop has been taken away by the farmer. As well as examining the lives of actual gleaners, who subsist from  the remnants of modern agriculture, Varda extends the metaphor to enquire about those who live by more modern forms of gleaning.
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LE GRANDE VOYAGE (PG) 2004 FRANCE FERROUKHI, ISMAËL £19.99
Moroccan immigrant in France feels that his time to undertake the Hajj to Mecca has finally arrived.
LA HAINE (15) 1995 FRANCE  KASSOVITZ, MATHIEU       £19.99
 
Award winning film about a day on a tough Paris housing estate for  three teenagers.
LE HAVRE (PG) 2011 FRANCE KAURISMÄKI, AKI £15.99
    Comedy drama depicting the friendship between an illegal child immigrant and an elderly Frenchman.
  
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INTOUCHABLES/UNTOUCHABLE (15) 2011 FRANCE OLIVIER NAKACHE, O/TOLEDANO.E    £19.99
    Paul (François Cluzet), a rich aristocrat and habitual thrill-seeker, becomes quadriplegic after a paragliding accident. Alone in the 
world and unable to care for himself in even the most basic ways, Paul employs young Senegalese émigré Driss (Omar Sy) as his carer.

Despite their very different backgrounds and outlooks on life, the two men quickly form a strong bond, teaching each other 
important life lessons about acceptance, respect and the true meaning of friendship in the process.
DE ROUILLE ET D'OS/RUST AND BONE (15) 2012 FRANCE AUDIARD, JACQUES £17.99
The film starts by telling two parallel stories: one of Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts), a homeless father struggling to care for his five-year-old son, and the other of Stephanie (Marion Cotillard), a woman who loses her legs in an accident while working as a trainer of killer whales. Both strong, idiosyncratic characters who are used to defining the parameters of their personal relationships, their union forces them out of the emotional safety zones they have each developed for the purposes of self-protection.
UN PROPHÈTE/A PROPHET (18 FRANCE 2009 AUDIARD, JACQUES DV D - £19.99 BLU RAY - £24.99
BAFTA-winning drama about a 19 year old Malik El Djebena sentenced to six years in a brutal French prison. He soon realises he has to learn the ropes if he is to survive. 
LES REVENANTS/THE RETURNED 2004 FRANCE CAMPILLO, ROBIN £12.99
Atmospheric supernatural thriller, with echos of ‘Twin Peaks’, in which the deceased residents of a small Alpine
town return from the dead after several years. At first their loved ones are pleased to have them back and start to adjust their lives. However the returned soon find difficulties reintegrating into society.
LES REVENANTS/THE RETURNED: SERIES 1(18) 2012 FRANCE        £29.99
 
   All eight episodes from the first series of the French supernatural drama, where the inhabitants of a mountain 
village are confronted by the reappearance of a number of dead people.
SAMBA (15) 2014 FRANCE NAKACHE,O/TOLEDANO, E £15.99
   Comedy drama about a Senegal immigrant held in a detention centre fighting his extradition.
WELCOME (15) FRANCE   2009  LIORET, PHILIPPE £17.99
 French drama chronicling the relationship between an illegal Kurdish immigrant from Iraq, who plans to  swim 
to Britain from Calais and a French swimming instructor.
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FRENCH CHILDREN'S FILMS


ASTÉRIX & OBÉLIX: MISSION CLÉOPÂTRE (PG) 2002 FRANCE   CHABAT, A.    £19.99
    Second film in this popular French series staring Gerard Depardieu.
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ASTÉRIX AUX JEUX OLYMPIQUES(PG) 2008 FRANCE FORESTIER F/LANGMANN T £15.99
   When Alafolix falls in love with the Greek Princess, Irina, he attempts to win her heart by travelling to Greece to compete in the Olympic Games.
AVRIL ET LE MONDE TRUQUÉ/APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD (PG) 2012 FRANCE DESMARES, C/EKINCI, F £19.99
  Animated adventure set in 1941 in an alternative world . Napoleon V reigns over France while across the globe, scholars and scientist have mysteriously been disappearing for over 70 years depriving humanity of major inventions. Teenager April's parents are also missing and she goes on a dangerous journey to find them.
BELLE ET SEBASTIAN (PG) 2013 FRANCE  VANIER, NICOLAS   £19.99
    Adventure film set in the French Alps in 1943.  Based on the Cécile Aubry's novel about a young boy who befriends a dog.  The film is an  odyssey of a little boy searching for his mother, of an old man searching for his past,  a Resistance fighter searching for love and a German officer  searching for forgiveness.
BELLE ET SÉBASTIEN, L'AVENTURE CONTINUE /BELLE AND SEBASTIAN: THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES (PG) 2015  DUGUAY,CHRISTIAN   £19.99
   Family adventure sequel, World War Two has ended and the villagers in the French Alps are rejoicing, however 10-year-old Sébastien (Félix Bossuet) learns that his friend Angelina (Margaux Châtelier) has gone missing after a plane crash and he sets off on a dangerous quest to save her with his dog Belle.
LA FÉE/THE FAIRY (PG) 2011 BELGIUM  ABEL/GORDON/ROMY    £15.99   
  
  A slice of Tati-esque magical-realist whimsy from Belgium-based filmmakers and former clowns Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy.
JOUR DE FETE (U) 1947 FRANCE B/W  TATI, JACQUES    £19.99
 Charming tale of a town fair in rural France.

KIRIKOU AND THE MEN AND WOMEN (U) FRANCE  2012    OCELOT, MICHEL    £15.99
The third animated film in the series that follows the adventures of a small African boy named Kirikou. 
MA VIE DE COURGETTE/MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (PG) 2015 FRANCE  BARRAS, CLAUDE   £17.99
    Adapted from the novel by Gilles Paris, this animated adventure tells the story of traumatised nine-year-old Courgette who is placed in a tough foster home after the sudden death of her mother. At the home Courgette befriends the other orphans and listens to their tragic tales.
MON ONCLE (U) 1958 FRANCE  TATI, JACQUES    £19.99
 Mans fight against the machine as seen through the lens of Jacques Tati.
PETIT NICOLAS (PG) 2009 FRANCE TIRARD, LAURENT    £15.99  
    Comedy based on the 1950s comics by René Goscinny. Eight-year-old Nicolas (Maxime Godart) has a perfect set-up, with loving parents, good friendships and a happy school life. His idyllic existence soon changes, however, when he misinterprets a conversation that he overhears between his parents (Valérie Lemercier and Kad Merad), leading him to believe that his mother is pregnant.

With his imagination running wild, he soon jumps to the conclusion that his parents will be too wrapped up with their new arrival to spare any time for him, and quickly sets about planning how to keep things just the way they are.
PHANTOM BOY (PG) 2016 FRANCE ALAIN GAGNOL,A/FELICIOLI, J-L £19.99 
  Animated film about young cancer patient who’s treatment gives him the ability to leave his body and float around New York City as a spirit and use his new powers to defeat crime.
LE ROI ET L'OISEAU/THE KING AND THE MOCKING BIRD (U) 1980   FRANCE     GRIMAULT, PAUL £15.99
    Inspired by a short story from Hans Christian Anderson. The tyrannical, cross-eyed King of Takicardia is much-hated by his subjects and only a mockingbird who lives nearby is willing to stand up to the ruler by poking fun at him.
SEULS/ALONE (15) 2016 FRANCE  MOREAU , DAVID  £19.99
 Sci-fi drama where a group of teens find themselves the last people left on earth and must escape the mysterious threat that has made everyone else disappear.
TINTIN ET LES ORANGES BLEUES/TINTIN AND THE BLUE ORANGES (U) 1964 FRANCE  CONDROYER,  PHILIPPE    £17.99
   
Live action adaptation of the classic comic book by Herge. Professor Calculus.
TINTIN ET LE MYSTÈRE DE LA TOISON D'OR/
TINTIN AND THE MYSTERY OF THE GOLDEN FLEECE (U) 1961 FRANCE VIERNE,  JEAN-JACQUES   £17.99
 
   Captain Haddock  make the journey to Turkey to take possession of a boat left to the Captain in a friend's will.
TOUT EN HAUT DU MONDE /LONG WAY NORTH (PG) 2015 FRANCE  CHAYÉ, RÉMI   £17.99
   Animated film  set in 1892 in Russia, where 15-year-old Russian aristocrat Sasha  adores her explorer grandfather Oloukine. When he doesn't return from his latest trip to the North Pole, Sasha persuades a crew to head north in search of the great ship.
UNE VIE DE CHAT/A CAT IN PARIS (PG) 2010 FRANCE    FELICIOLI, J.P/GAGNOL, A    £12.99
   
French animated crime thriller spoof.
LES VACANCES DU PETIT NICOLAS/NICOLAS ON HOLIDAY (PG) 2014 FRANCE  TIRARD, LAURENT £17.99
  French family comedy based on the 1950s comics by René Goscinny. On a  summer seaside holiday  with his parents and grandmother Nicolas quickly makes friends and new adventures
ZARAFA (PG) 2012 FRANCE  LIE,J/BEZANÇON, R   £17.99
   Animated feature following a young boy's adventure as he goes on a journey from Sudan to Paris.

LITERARY ADAPTATIONS ON DVD


L'ANNÉE DERNIÈRE À MARIENBAD/LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (U) 1961 FRANCE  RESNAIS, ALAIN     £19.99
 Based on Alain Robbe-Grillet’s novel a stranger tries to persuade a married woman to run away with him
LA BETE HUMAINE (PG) FRANCE 1938 B/W RENOIR, JEAN £17.99
    Based on the Zola novel and stars Jean Gabin.
BONJOUR TRISTESSE (PG) 1958 USA PREMINGER, OTTO  CAN BE PLAYED IN FRENCH £12.99
    Drama based on Francoise Sagan’s novel.
LE BOSSU (15) 1998 FRANCE DE BROCA, PHILEPPEM £12.99
    Rip-roaring romp based on the Feval novel.
   
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CEZANNE ET MOI (15) 2016 FRANCE THOMPSON, DANIÈLE £19.99
The film focuses on the friendship between 19th century post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne and novelist Émile Zola. 
LE CHATEAU DE MA MERE (U) 1991 FRANCE YVES, ROBERT £19.99
    One of the most successful French films based on a Pagnol novel, tell the story of growing up in Provence .
FANNY (PG) 2013 FRANCE AUTEUIL, DANIEL £15.99
Romantic drama set in the 1920s France which is adapted from the second play in Marcel Pagnol's 'Marseilles Trilogy'.
LA FILLE DU PUISATIER/THE WELL-DIGGER'S DAUGHTER (PG) 2011 FRANCE AUTEUIL, DANIEL £19.99
   
Based on the Marcel Pagnol novel set in  Provence during the First World War.

LES CROIX DE BOIS/WOODEN CROSSES (PG) 1932 FRANCE BERNARD, RAYMOND       £19.99
   Adapted from a novel by Roland Dorgelès, in1914 enthusiastic student Gilbert Demachy joins his countrymen to fight the Germans. Gilbert bonds with the rest of his fellow soldiers as the  company constantly loses men, regroup and moves on, leaving their fallen friends comrades behind.
CYRANO DE BERGERAC  (U) 1990 FRANCE   RAPPENEAU, J.P.       £19.99
     Gerard Depardieu stars in this Oscar nominated film. 
GERMINAL (15) 1983 FRANCE BERRI, CLAUDE £17.99
 Based on the Emile Zola novel and set in a 19th Century coal mining town in northern France.  Her a bitter industrial dispute has broken out between the exploitative  mine owner and the striking miners.
GERVAISE (12) 1956 FRANCE CLÉMENT, RENÉ £15.99
René Clément directs this adaptation of Émile Zola's novel 'L'Assommoir', that follows the struggles of a young laundress trying to survive in 1850s Paris
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GLOIRE DE MON PERE
(U) 1990  FRANCE  YVES, ROBERT     £19.99
 One of  the most successful French films based on a Pagnol novel, tell the story of  growing   up in  Provence .
L'HORLOGER DE SAINT-PAUL/WATCHMAKER OF SAINT PAUL (PG) 1973 FRANCE  TAVERNIER, BERTRAND      £17.99
 This highly acclaimed debut film is a well crafted thriller based on a  George Simenon story.

LE HUSSARD SUR LE TOIT/HORSEMAN ON THE ROOF (15) 1995  FRANCE RAPPENEAU, J.P.       £19.99   
 Historical drama by the director of ‘Cryano de Bergerac’. Stars Juliette  Binoche.
 
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JEAN DE FLORETTE (PG) FRANCE 1988   BERRI, CLAUDE       £19.99
 Gerard Depardieu is a hunchback tax collector who  moves to the  country, in this award winning film based on the Pagnol novel. 

MADAME BOVARY (PG ) 1992  FRANCE  CHABROL, CLAUDE    £19.99
 Isabelle Huppert stars in this adaptation of Flaubert’s novel.
MADAME DE .. (U)  1953 FRANCE  OPHULS, MAX   DUAL FORMAT EDITION   £19.99
 Based on the novel by Louise de Vilmorin about a doomed, obsessive romance set in 18th century France .
MAL DE PIERRES/FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON (15) 2016 FRANCE GARCIA, NICOLE £18.99
 Romance set in 1950s France and based on the Milena Agus novel. Free-spirited Gabrielle has to choose between her dependable Spanish farmer husband or recovering war veteran André.
MANON DES SOURCES (PG) 1986  FRANCE  BERRI, CLAUDE    £19.99
 Sequel to Jean de Florette. 
MARIUS (12) 2013 FRANCE AUTEUIL, DANIEL £15.99
First part of Marcel Pagnol's 'Marseilles Trilogy'
MOLIÈRE  (E) 1978 FRANCE MNOUCHKINE, ARIANE £19.99
   Bio pic of  17th century playwright Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière.
MOLIÈRE (PG) 2007  FRANCE   TIRARD, LAURENT       £19.99
 Period drama brings to life the youth of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, who would later become known to the world as Moliere,  but at the age of 22 he was only a struggling actor.
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LA RELIGIEUSE/THE NUN (12) 2013 FRANCE NICLOUX, GUILLAUME   £15.99
    
Adaptation of the novel by Denis Diderot. The film follows the fortunes of Suzanne (Pauline Etienne), the child of a wealthy family who is committed to a nunnery against her will.
THERESE DESQUEYROUX (12A) 2012 FRANCE    MILLER, CLAUDE   
    DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 
  Based on the François Mauriac’s novel, the film stars Audrey Tautou as the eponymous Thérèse, a cultured and intelligent woman who enters into an arranged marriage in rural 1920s France. Initially Therese looks forward to the future she  will share with her husband, but it isn't long before her happiness turns to restlessness when she learns of her husbands casual anti-semitism and deeply ingrained chauvinism.
THERESE RAQUIN (PG) 1953 FRANCE        CARNE, MARCEL      £17.99
   
Marcel Carne transposes Zola's dark tale of ennui and treachery to the post-WWII era. Simone Signoret stars in the title role as Therese, a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin Camille (Jacques Duby) and living with him in the home of his paralysed mother (Jean Sylvere). When she meets an acquaintance of Camille's, strapping truck driver Laurent (Raf Vallone), the two begin a secret affair - but jealousy and anger lead to tragic consequences for all three.
TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI  (15) 1954  FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD -   £17.99 BLU RAY - £22.99 
 Classic film noir based on the novel by Albert Siminon.  Staring Jean Gabin as an ageing gangster.
UN BARRAGE CONTRE LE PACIFIQUE/SEA WALL  (12) FRANCE 2008 PANH, RITHY    £15.99
 Highly successful adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ acclaimed and semi-autobiographical novel “Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique”
  
VIOLETTE (15) 2013 FRANCE     PROVOST, MARTIN   £17.99
   The films follows the life of French author Violette Leduc from the Second World War to her mainstream success with the publication of her memoir 'La Bâtarde' in 1964.

FRENCH LGBT FILMS ON DVD


L'ÂGE ATOMIQUE /ATOMIC AGE (18) 2012 FRANCE KLOTZ,  HÉLÉNA £15.99
    Victor (Eliott Paquet) and Rainer (Dominik Wojcik), two  old friends, head into Paris for a night out to take in the excesses of the city,  which eventually  leads them to see their friendship in a different light.
LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES/HEARTBEATS  (15) 2010 CANADA DOLAN, XAVIER IN FRENCH    £15.99
    Drama chronicling a love triangle between three 20-something metrosexual friends in Montreal: Marie (Monia Chokri), 
Frankie (Xavier Dolan) and Nicolas (Niels Schneider).
BEAU TRAVAIL (15) 1998 FRANCE CLAIRE DENIS £19.99
   Director Claire Denis' intensely physical study of tensions within a platoon of legionnaires stationed in North Africa. 
LA BELLE SAISON /SUMMERTIME (15) 2015 FRANCE  CORSINI, CATHERINE   £15.99  
  Set in 1971 Paris, radical feminist Carole falls for fellow feminist Delphine.  However when  Delphine returns to the family farm to look after her sick father, Carole decides to join her but finds that the rural community isn't as liberal as Paris.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (15) 1979 FRANCE MOLINARO, EDOUARD £15.99
    Comedy about two ageing homosexual lovers who pretend to be a normal married couple
for the sake of their sons marriage plans.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES II (15) 1980 FRANCE MOLINARO, EDOUARD £15.99
    Sequel to this hit comedy.
CE QU'ON A/WHAT WE HAVE (15) 2014 CANADA   DESMONS, MAXIME £15.99
   Leaving  a troubled life behind in Paris, gay teacher Maurice Lesmers (Desmons) move to the remote town  of North Bay, Ontario and gets a job tutoring 15-year-old Allan (Alex Ozerov), who becomes infatuated with his teacher. When Maurice learns that Allan is being bullied by his peers he feels compelled to step in, to his own detriment.
COMING OUT (15) 2013 CANADA     BLANCHARD, MATHIEU     £15.99
    The explosive lives, loves and losses of an intermingled group of Montrealers are explored as they confront 
the subject of difference.
COMING OUT: SEASON 2 (15) 2014 CANADA IN FRENCH £15.99
 Second season of the  French-Canadian series about the gay community in Montreal .
CRUSTACÉS & COQUILLAGES/COCKLES AND MUSCLES  (15) 2005 FRANCEDUCASTEL, O/MARTINEAU, J£17.99
    Hit comedy that looks at  love and sexual identity over a balmy summer holiday.
LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT (U) 1967 FRANCE  DEMY, JACQUES    £22.99
     Musical comedy with Catherine Deneuve and Gene Kelly which the BFI files under ‘queer aesthetic’.
LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES (12) FRANCE 1949 B/W   COCTEAU, JEAN    £19.99
     Compelling tale of incestuous obsession based on  the Jean Cocteau. 
I KILLED MY MOTHER (15) 2009 CANADA  CANADA DOLAN,   IN FRENCH      £15.99
    Directorial  debut of young French-Canadian actor Xavier Dolan is a cathartic, fiercely compelling evocation of turbulent late adolescence. Visually stunning, with exquisite performances from Dolan himself – as the volatile, verbally savage Hubert – and a highly acclaimed cast including Anne Dorval and Suzanne Clément, I Killed My Mother was the winner of 22 international film awards in 2009, including three categories at Cannes.
L’INCONNU DU LAC/STRANGER BY THE LAKE (18) FRANCE GUIRAUDIE, ALAIN DVD – £15.99 BU RAY – £19.99
   Franck is an attractive young male who falls in love with Michel, a lethally dangerous man
in this  tense thriller.
LES INVISIBLES (E) 2012    FRANCE     LIFSHITZ, SÉBASTIEN     £12.99    
    Award winning documentary about elderly homosexuals living in France. Director Sébastien Lifshitz speaks to  male and female homosexuals who were born between the World Wars and who embraced their sexuality at a time when society excluded them.
LAURENCE ANYWAYS (12) 2012 CANADA DOLAN,         £15.99
    French-Canadian romantic drama about the effect of a sex change on a long-standing heterosexual relationship.
MÊME PAS MORT/TOMBOY (U) 2007 FRANCE    SCIAMMA,  CÉLINE        £16.99
    10-year-old tomboy Laure (Zoé Héran) moves to a  different neighbourhood with her family, Laure is mistaken 
for a boy by Lisa (Jeanne Disson) and decides to accept this new identity under the name of Michaël. She spends a summer with Lisa, playing games and experiencing first kisses, but it is only a matter of time before the truth emerges.
NÉS EN 68/BORN IN 68 (15) 2008 FRANCE DUCASTEL,OLIVIER £15.99
 The film is set 20 years after a group of revolutionary  students have grown up  and their children are now maturing into rebellious adults just like their parents before them.
ORPHEE (PG) FRANCE 1949 B/W COCTEAU,  JEAN      £19.99
  Jean Cocteau, the  renowned poet, artist and writer, is another major figure in LGBT history and this film is his take on the  Orpheus myth.
LES PETITS MOUCHOIRS/LITTLE WHITE LIES (15)  2010 FRANCE    CANET, GUILLAUME DVD - £17.99  BLU RAY - £22.99
    Emotional drama in which a group of friends try to escape their problems by going on a trip to the seaside together. Despite their intentions to relax, however, they find themselves caught in a web of long-repressed lust and emotion.  
THEO AND HUGO (18) 2016 FRANCE DUCASTEL, O/MARTINEAU,J DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
  Intense tale shot in real time in which Theo and Hugo meet in a Paris clubs. As the night wears on, they discover they need to know more about each other and a relationship begins.
TOM À LA FERME/TOM AT THE FARM (15) 2013 CANADA DOLAN, XAVIER DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY - £14.99
Tom, played by Xavier Dolan, travels to the country from his home in the city to attend the funeral of his recently deceased boyfriend. When he arrives at the family home, he soon realises that his relationship has been kept secret from his lover's family.
LA VIE D'ADÈLE /BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR (18) 2013 FRANCE   KECHICHE, ABDEL.     DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
    Award-winning drama about 15-year-old Adèle  who lead a typical teenage life of school, parents and boys. However Adele’s  life is turned upside down after a chance encounter with a beguiling blue-haired Emma,  which forces her to question her desires and assert herself as a woman and as an adult Throughout their relationship the two young women learn a lot about the pains and joys of being in love and the importance of staying true to oneself.
YVES SAINT LAURENT (15) 2014 FRANCE       LESPERT, JALIL     £15.99
    Biopic following the life and work of the French fashion designer.

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FRENCH FILM DIRECTORS


CLAUDE CHABROL


LE BEAU SERGE (12) 1958 FRANCE CHABROL, CLAUDE £17.99
Claude Chabrol's directorial debut has been credited as the first film to emerge from the French New Wave. François (Stéphane Audran) returns to his hometown from the big city to find that his old friend Serge (Gérard Blain) is stuck in a loveless marriage and is drinking. François determines to help him turn his life around.
LE BOUCHER
(15) 1969 FRANCE CHABROL, CLAUDE £15.99
    This thriller is a subtle compassionate study of sexual frustration.
LES BICHES (18) 1986 FRANCE CHABROL, CLAUDE £17.99
    Claude Chabrol’s elegant and witty bisexual menage a trois.
LA CEREMONIE (15) 1995 FRANCE CHABROL, CLAUDE £19.99
    Adaptation of the Ruth Rendell best-seller.
CLAUDE CHABROL COLLECTION  (15) 1968-91  FRANCE    8 DISC SET      £44.99
 
Features Les Biches, La Femme Infidele, Que La Bete Meure, Le Boucher, Juste Avant La Nuit, Les Noces Rouge, Nada and Madame Bovary.

LES COUSINS (12) 1959 FRANCE        CHABROL, CLAUDE     £17.99
   
The fortunes of two cousins whose bond is tested by a beautiful woman.
LA DEMOISELLE D'HONNEUR/
BRIDESMAID (15) 2002 FRANCE CHABROL, CLAUDE £17.99
    Thriller, adapted from a Ruth Rendell novel.
A DOUBLE TOUR (PG) 1959 FRANCE    CHABROL, CLAUDE    £15.99
   
Murder mystery based on a novel by Stanley Ellin
  
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L’ENFER ( 15) 1993  FRANCE  CHABROL, CLAUDE        £19.99
     Thriller about a husband who thinks his wife is having an affair.

THE ESSENTIAL CLAUDE CHABROL VOL. 1 (3 DISC BOX SET) (15)     £29.99
    
Features  Merci Pour Le Chocolat / Betty / Inspector Lavardin   
THE ESSENTIAL CLAUDE CHABROL VOL. 2 (3 DISC BOX SET) (15)    £29.99
    
Features Au coeur du mensonge/Masques/Une affaire de femmes
LA FEMME INFIDELE (15)  FRANCE  1968    CHABROL, CLAUDE      £19.99
    One of Claude Chabrol’s masterpieces, about bourgeois , marriage and murder.
LA FILLE COUPEE EN DEUX/GIRL CUT IN TWO (15) 2007 FRANCE CHABROL, CLAUDE £19.99
    A woman finds herself the at the centre of a tug of love, in this blackly comic drama from director Claude Chabrol.
FRENCH COLLECTION: VOL. 3 - ISABELLE HUPPERT (18) FRANCE £22.99
    Features three films: Gabrielle (Chereau, 2005), Merci Pour Le Chocolat (Chabrol, 2000) and La Pianiste (Haneke, 2001).
L'IVRESSE DU POUVOIR/A COMEDY OF POWER (12) FRANCE 2007 CHABROL, CLAUDE £19.99
    Thriller about a Judge (Isabelle Huppert) who delves into corruption in a giant state supported company.
JUSTE AVANT LA NUIT (15) 1971 FRANCE   CHABROL, CLAUDE       £15.99
 Exploration into friendship and the darker sides of human nature.
MADAME BOVARY (PG ) 1992  FRANCE  CHABROL, CLAUDE    £19.99
 Isabelle Huppert stars in this adaptation of Flaubert’s novel.

MERCI POUR LE CHOCOLAT (15) 2000 FRANCE  CHABROL, CLAUDE  £19.99
 Taut thriller with Isabelle Huppert.  
NADA (18) 1974  FRANCE  CHABROL, CLAUDE     £19.99
 Terrorists and police use the same violent methods in this thriller.

LES NOCES ROUGES (15) 1973  FRANCE  CHABROL, CLAUDE     £19.99
 Tale of adultery and political skulduggery.  
     
PARIS VU PAR (PG) FRANCE £15.99
    Six vignettes set indifferent sections of Paris, by six directors, Claude Chabrol (segment "La Muette"), Jean Douchet (segment "Saint- Germain-des-Prés"), Jean-Luc Godard (segment "Montparnasse- Levallois"), Jean-Daniel Pollet (segment "Rue Saint-Denis"), Eric Rohmer (segment "Place de l'Étoile"), Jean Rouch (segment "Gare du Nord").
QUE LA BETE MEURE (15) 1969  FRANCE  CHABROL, CLAUDE     £19.99
 Astute, beautifully acted study of obsession.   

RIEN NE VA PLUS (15) 1997 FRANCE CHABROL, CLAUDE       £19.99
 Comedy thriller in which a unconventional couple get caught up in a money laundering scam.

JEAN-LUC GODARD


2 OU 3 CHOSES QUE JE SAIS D'ELLE
/TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER (15) 1966 FRANCE B/W GODARD, J-L £15.99

  Jean-Luc Godard's film is a sociological study of Paris and prostitution.
A BOUT DE SOUFFLE (PG) 1959 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC £19.99
  Godard’s first film is now seen as the key film in the French new wave.
  CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF FREE ONLINE  RESOURCES FOR THE ABOVE FILM .
ALPHAVILLE (PG) FRANCE 1965 B/W GODARD, JEAN-LUC £17.99
    Stylish fantasy about a futuristic city ruled by a dictator.
ADIEU DU LANGAGE/GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE (15)     2014   FRANCE   GODARD, JEAN-LUC 
    DVD -   £19.99   BLU RAY - £24.99
     Godard directs this abstract experimental piece which  deliberately disrupts the viewers perceptions of film and narrative while following various characters as they go about their daily lives musing over love, life and philosophy.
BANDE A PART (PG) 1964 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC. £19.99
    Godard’s playful tribute to the Hollywood pulp crime movies.
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LA CHINOISE (PG) 1967 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN LUC £19.99
    A group of Parisian students philosophize on how the activities of revolutionary China
and the theories of Maoism could be applied to fracture Western society.
DÉTECTIVE/DETECTIVE (15) 1985 FRANCE  GODARD, JEAN LUC     £19.99
     Set in a run-down hotel in Paris, a house detective is investigating a murder which took place two years ago.
ELOGE DE L’AMOUR (PG)  2001 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN LUC    £19.99
     Writer is convinced he has met a woman many years before.     
FILM SOCIALISME (PG) 2010 FRANCE     GODARD, JEAN-LUC    £15.99
   
Allegorical cine-essay meditating on the history, culture, philosophy and economics of modern Europe.
GODARD: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION (15) FRANCE   5 DISCS
BLU RAY ONLY £69.99

Films featured are -  
A BOUT DE SOUFFLE (PG) 1959 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC
  Godard’s first film is now seen as the key film in the French new wave.
ALPHAVILLE (PG) FRANCE 1965 B/W GODARD, JEAN-LUC
    Stylish fantasy about a futuristic city ruled by a dictator.
LE MEPRIS (15) 1963 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC
    A film about making a movie with lots of movie-in-jokes.
PIERROT LE FOU  (15) 19765  FRANCE   GODARD, JEAN-LUC      
 Jean-Paul Belmondo stars in a  tragic tale of a romantic couple who cannot escape fate no matter how far they flee.
UNE FEMME EST UNE FEMME   (PG) 1961  FRANCE   GODARD, JEAN-LUC
 Landmark film of the French New Wave that weaves a tale of desperation and deceit.
HÉLAS POUR MOI   (15) 1993    FRANCE     GODARD, JEAN-LUC        £19.99
 Romance about Simon Donnadieu and his decision to leave his ever-loving wife Rachel.
JEAN-LUC GODARD: THE 60S COLLECTION  (PG) FRANCE 1962-67 GODDARD, JEAN LUC       £39.99
    Features Vivre sa Vie , Masculin Féminin and 2 Ou Choses que je sais D'Elle.
JEAN-LUC GODARD  COLLECTION VOLUME 1  (PG)     FRANCE   GODDARD, JEAN LUC        £39.99 
 Features Alphaville, Passion, A Bout de Souffle, Made In The USA, plusa bonus disc, ‘Godard Encore’.
JEAN-LUC GODARD  COLLECTION VOLUME 2  (PG)     FRANCE    GODDARD, JEAN LUC     £39.99 
 Features Pierrot Le Fou, Une Femme Est Une Femme, La Chinoise, Le Petit Soldat (b/w), and Détective.
JEAN-LUC GODARD: FOUR SHORT FILMS(E) 1993 - 2002 £28.99
  
  Four short films by seminal French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard- De l'origine du XXIe siècle, The Old Place, Liberté et patrie & Je vous salue, Sarajevo .  Also included is a 120-page hardback book incorporating complete texts, an essay & over 70 images from the films.
JEAN-LUC GODARD  ULTIMATE COLLECTION   (PG)     FRANCE    GODDARD, JEAN LUC     £99.99 
 Features: Le Mepris, Alphaville, A Bout de Souffle, Passion, Made in U.S.A., Pierrot le Fou, Une Femme est une Femme, La Chinoise, Le Petit Soldat, Détective, Notre Musique, Hélas pour Moi, Eloge d’Amour, along with a bonus disc that features The Dinosaur & The Baby
JEAN-LUC GODARD & JEAN-PIERRE GORIN: FIVE FILMS 1968-1971 (15) FRANCE   DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY - £59.99
  Collection of five films by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin.  Featrures - Un Film Comme Les Autres  (1968), British Sounds (1970),  Le Vent D'est (1970),  Lotte in Italia (1971) and Vladimir et Rosa (1971).  

    UN FILM COMME LES AUTRES  (1968) - Workers at a car factory argue with revolutionary students about the  social upheaval caused by the 1968 French workers' and students' protests.

BRITISH SOUNDS (1970) - Hour-long  experimental documentary made for London Weekend TV with a ten minute long tracking shot along a Ford factory floor, as a  narrator reads from The Communist Manifesto. 

LE VENT D'EST (1970) - The film analyzes the different components of the strike: the workers, the radical students, the union delegates who preach moderation and compromise, the employers who demand the immediate resumption of work, the police state that suppresses the strike on behalf of capitalism. 

LOTTE IN ITALIA (1971) - focuses on a young women Italian activist who has fallen prey to bourgeois ideology.

VLADIMIR ET ROSA (1971) - The directors re-interpretation the Chicago Eight US anti-Vietnam War protests as defendants in the French revolutionary society, with Godard and Gorin play Lenin and Karl Rosa, respectively
JEAN-LUC GODARD HISTOIRE(S) DU CINEMA  (18) 1988/798  FRANCE     £34.99
 Five hour film essay which  is a magical mystery tour through the history of cinema.
MASCULIN-FEMININE (PG) 1966 FRANCE  B/W  GODARD,  JEAN-LUC     £19.99
 Study of the generation conflict.
LE MEPRIS (15) 1963 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC £19.99
    Jean-Luc Godard directs a film about making a movie with lots of movie-in-jokes.  Stars Brigitte Bardot, Fritz Lang (plays a director) and Jack Palance. BLU RAY £24.99
NOTRE MUSIQUE (12) 2004  FRANCE   GODARD, JEAN LUC £19.99
 A dying man allows himself one final luxury.  
PARIS VU PAR (PG) FRANCE £15.99
    Six vignettes set indifferent sections of Paris, by six directors, Claude Chabrol (segment "La Muette"), Jean Douchet (segment "Saint- Germain-des-Prés"), Jean-Luc Godard (segment "Montparnasse- Levallois"), Jean-Daniel Pollet (segment "Rue Saint-Denis"), Eric Rohmer (segment "Place de l'Étoile"), Jean Rouch (segment "Gare du Nord").
PIERROT LE FOU  (15) 19765  FRANCE   GODARD, JEAN-LUC       £17.99
 Jean-Paul Belmondo stars in a  tragic tale of a romantic couple who cannot escape fate no matter how far they flee.
SAUVE QUI PEUT (LA VIE)/SLOW MOTION (18) 1967  FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC    £19.99
 Bitterly cynical contemplation on man’s inhumanity to man.
TWO IN THE WAVE(E) 2010        LAURENT, EMMANUEL           £15.99
   
Documentary charting the rise and fall of the friendship between Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut.
UNE FEMME EST UNE FEMME   (PG) 1961  FRANCE   GODARD, JEAN-LUC  £17.99
 Landmark film of the French New Wave that weaves a tale of desperation and deceit. BLU - RAY £24.99
VIVRE SA VIE (15) 1962 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
  Award winning examination of a womans decline as a Paris prostitute. The film uses documentary style interviews to tell the story.
WEEKEND (18) 1967 FRANCE  GODARD,  JEAN-LUC GODARD     £19.99
 Weekend trip to the countryside turns into a nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French
 bourgeois society starts to collapse.

LOUIS MALLE

LES AMANTS 15) 1958 FRANCE MALLE, LOUIS £19.99
    Jeanne Moreau stars as a middle-class wife and mother who is bored with her life. But she is awakened when she meets Bernard a younger man with whom she embarks on an affair.
ASCENSEUR POUR L'ÉCHAFAUD/LIFT TO THE SCAFFOLD (PG)   1958  FRANCE  MALLE, LOUIS    
    DVD - £15.99    BLU RAY - £19.99  
 Malle’s debut feature is a tense thriller starring Jeanne Moreau and Julian Tavernier 
AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (PG) 1987 FRANCE MALLE, LOUIS £19.99
    Wartime drama set in a wintry catholic boarding school. The film probes the relationship between a young student and his reserved new Jewish classmate, who is hiding from the Germans.
          CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF FREE ONLINE  RESOURCES FOR THE ABOVE FILM .    
LOUIS MALLE COLLECTION VOLUME ONE  (15) FRANCE 1958-63 MALLE, LOUIS         £39.99
 Features Ascenseur Pour L’Echafaud, Les Amants , Zazie Dans Le Metro  and Le Feu Follet
LOUIS MALLE COLLECTION VOLUME TWO (15) FRANCE 1971-90 MALLE, LOUIS       £39.99
 Features Black Moon, Milou En Mai, Lacombe Lucien, Le Souffle Au Coeur and Au Revoir Les Enfants .
SPIRIT OF THE DEAD (18) 1968  FRANCE/ITALY  VADIM/MALLE/FELLINI ITALIAN/FRENCH/ENGLISH        £15.99
   Three tales written by  Edgar Allen Poe

FRANCOIS OZON

5 X 2 (15) 2004 FRANCE OZON, FRANCOIS  £19.99
  François Ozon’s highly acclaimed film focuses on the five key moments in the life of a modern couple.
8 FEMMES/8 WOMEN  (15) 2002 FRANCE OZON, FRANCOIS £12.99
   Murder mystery with an all star cast.
LES AMANTS CRIMINELS/CRIMINAL LOVERS (18)  1999 FRANCE    OZON, FRANCOIS   £19.99
     Compelling and shocking film that blurs boundaries.

DANS LE MAISON/IN THE HOUSE (15) 2012   FRANCE  OZON, FRANÇOIS    DVD - £15.99 BLU-RAY - £17.99   Offbeat French drama from director that explores the relationship between a literature student and the talented pupil whose gift for description he attempts to nurture.
FRANCOIS OZON COLLECTION   (15)   20002-4   FRANCE      £24.99
  Contains, 8 Femmes, Swimming Pool and 5X2.
FRANTZ (12A) 2016 FRANCE  OZON,  FRANÇOIS   £15.99
   German woman Anna has lost her fiancé Frantz in the First World War. On one of her daily visits to his grave, a year after his death, she is startled by a young Frenchman named Adrien  who claims to know her late partner from their shared time studying in Paris together before the war.  
GOUTTES D'EAU SUR PIERRES BRÛLANTE/WATER DROPS ON BURNING ROCK (18) 2000   FRANCE  OZON, FRANCOIS   £19.99
 Comic look at the shifting of power in sexual relationships.
IN THE HOUSE/DANS LE MAISON (15) 2012 FRANCE OZON, FRANÇOIS DVD - £15.99 BLU-RAY - £17.99
Offbeat French drama from director that explores the relationship between a literature student and the talented pupil whose gift for description he attempts to nurture.
JEUNE ET JOLIE (18) FRANCE 2013OZON, FRANÇOIS
    DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £23.99
    Ozon writes and directs this drama about a teenage girl discovering her sexuality.
UNE NOUVELLE AMIE/NEW GIRLFRIEND (15)  2013 FRANCE  OZON, FRANÇOIS £15.99
    When her best friend Laura dies, Claire promises to take care of her baby daughter as well as her  husband David.  However Claire discovers an unsettling truth about David  
POTICHE (15) 2010 FRANCE       OZON, FRANÇOIS    £17.99
   
French comedy starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu. Suzanne (Deneuve) is the trophy wife of ruthless umbrella tycoon Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini). When Robert's workers go on strike and take him hostage, Suzanne takes over the running of the factory and - with the help of her former lover, communist union leader Maurice Babin (Depardieu) - quickly proves herself to be a far more effective manager than her husband.

LE REFUGE  (15) 2010 FRANCE    OZON,  FRANCOIS    £15.99
   
Grieving pregnant woman struggling with her addiction to the drugs leaves Paris for a remote house on the French coast in an attempt to straighten herself out.

RICKY (12) 2009 FRANCE OZON, FRANCOIS £15.99
French fantasy in which an ordinary man and woman attempt to deal with the birth of an extraordinary child.
SOUS LE SABLE/UNDER THE SAND (15)  2000 FRANCE   OZON, FRANCOIS    £19.99
 Charlotte Rampling plays a woman who cannot accept the  death of her husband. 
SWIMMING POOL  (12)  UK/FRANCE  2003 OZON, FRANCOISE        £19.99
 Charlotte Rampling is a  jaded detective novelist regaining her inspiration in the south  of France when her peace is interrupted and a mystery unfolds.
LE TEMPS QUI RESTE/TIME TO LEAVE (18) 2005  FRANCE  OZON,  FRANCOIS       £19.99
 With his perfect life thrown into chaos by the shock diagnosis of a seriousillness, fashion photographer Romain finds himself unable to share the news with his boyfriend or family

ALAIN RESNAIS

ALAIN RESNAIS COLLECTION (4 DISC BOX SET) (15)     £39.99   
    
Features - I Want to Go Home /La vie est un roman/L'amour à mort/ Melo.

L'ANNÉE DERNIÈRE À MARIENBAD/LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (U) 1961 FRANCE  RESNAIS, ALAIN     £19.99
 Based on Alain Robbe-Grillet’s novel a stranger tries to persuade a married woman to run away with him
COUERS/PRIVATE FEARS IN PUBLIC PLACES  (15) 2006 FRANCE   RESNAIS, ALAIN      £19.99
 Comedy of manners based on an  Alan Ayckbourn play.
LES HERBES FOLLES/WILD GRASS (12) 2009 FRANCE   RESNAIS, ALAIN £15.99
  
  Alain Resnais directs this adaptation of a novel by Christian Gailly. After dentist Marguerite Muir (Sabine Azema) has her handbag stolen, her wallet is found by the troubled Georges (Andre Dussollier), whose mid-life crisis is causing him to behave erratically and rendering him unable to perform even the most straightforward tasks. As Georges deliberates at length over what to do with the wallet, and Marguerite becomes increasingly curious about the identity of its finder, the two become drawn into an elaborate series of encounters which may or may not blossom into a romance.
HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (PG) 1959 FRANCE B/W  RESNAIS,  ALAIN DVD -  £17.99 BLU RAY - £22.99
 Maguerite Duras wrote the screenplay set in Hiroshima, which is a love story between a French actress and a Japanese architect over shadowed by atomic bomb dropped on the city.
MON ONCLE D'AMÉRIQUE/MY AMERICAN UNCLE (12) 1980 FRANCE    RESNAIS, ALAIN  £15.99
 The film uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival, combat, rewards and punishment, and anxiety.
NUITE ET BROULLARD (15) 1955 FRANCE B/W (31 Mins.)  ALAIN RESNAIS   £12.99
 Devastating documentary about the horrors of  Auschwitz.
ON CONNAIT LA CHANSON (15) 1997  FRANCE    RESNAIS, ALAIN   £15.99
 Romantic musical comedy and homage to  Dennis Potter.
STAVISKY (PG) 1974 FRANCE        RESNAIS, ALAIN        £15.99
  
  Jean-Paul Belmondo stars in this depression-era corruption drama.
YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET/VOUS N'AVEZ ENCORE RIEN VU  (PG) 2012 FRANCE   RESNAIS, ALAIN     £15.99
   
Theatre, memory and the past combine as a group of actors reunite on the wishes of their former director.

JACQUES RIVETTE

L'AMOUR PAR TERRE/LOVE ON THE GROUND  (15) 1984  FRANCE   RIVETTE, JACQUES      £14.99
 A small troupe of actors are brought to a famous playwright’s  mansion to perform a work-in-progress that seems to mirror some unexplained recent events in the author’s own life.
LA BANDE A QUATRE/GANG OF FOUR (15) 1988 FRANCE   RIVETTE, JACQUES     £14.99
 Story of four women studying under a demanding acting teacher.
LA BELLE NOISEUSE (15) 1991 FRANCE RIVETTE, JACQUES £24.99
    Four hour version of the Balzac story.
CÉLINE ET JULIE VONT EN BATEAU/CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING (12) 1974 FRANCE RIVETTE, JACQUES £19.99
    Two young women form an empathetic and playful bond.
FRENCH COLLECTION: VOL. 4 - EMMANUEL BEART (15) FRANCE £19.99
    Features - Belle Noiseuse - Divertimento (Rivette, 1992), Histoire de Marie et Julien (Rivette, 2003) and Témoins (Téchiné, 2007). Belle Noiseuse - Divertiment.
HISTOIRE DE MARIE ET JULIEN (15) 2003 FRANCE RIVETTE, JACQUES   £19.99
 Spellbinding combination of love story and supernatural thriller.
HURLEVENT/WUTHERING HEIGHTS (15) 1985   FRANCE   RIVETTE, JACQUES       £14.99
     French take on this classic of English literature.
JACQUES RIVETTE COLLECTION (15)  DUAL FORMAT 16 DISCS BLU-RAY AND DVD £149.99
     The collection brings together some of the director’s hardest to see works, each restored, newly translated and debuting on home video for the first time in UK.  Features - Out 1:  noli me tangere  (1971) ,  Out 1: Spectre (1974), 
Duelle (une quarantaine) (1976), Noroît (une vengeance) (1976) and Merry-Go-Round (1981).
JEANNE LA PUCELLE: THE BATTLES/LES BATAILLES (15) 1994 FRANCE RIVETTE, JACQUES £19.99
    Part one of the lavish and highly detailed retelling of the story of Joan of Arc.
JEANNE LA PUCELLE: THE PRISONS/LES PRISONS (15) 1994 FRANCE RIVETTE, JACQUES £19.99
    Second part of the Joan of Arc story.
PARIS NOUS APPARTIENT  (PG) 1961 FRANCE    RIVETTE, JACQUES   £19.99
 Twisting enigmatic tale  is  like a game to which no-one tells you the rules.
SECRET DÉFENSE (PG) 1998 FRANCE RIVETTE, JACQUES £19.99
    Sister tries to stop her brother seeking revenge against a family friend who killed their father.
VA SAVOIR (PG) FRANCE   2001 RIVETTE, JACQUES    £19.99
 Thoroughly delightful metropolitan comedy (The Guardian)

ERIC ROHMER

L'AMI DE MON AMIE/MY BOYFRIEND’S GIRLFRIEND (PG) FRANCE 1987 ROHMER, ERIC    £17.99
 
The film explores questions of fidelity and betrayal, delusion and deceit in modern youth with a light and compassionate touch.
L'AMOUR L'APRÈS-MIDI/LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON (15)  1972  FRANCE  ROHMER, ERIC        £17.99
 Last of Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales about the married bourgeois Frederic who daydreams about another women
LES AMOURS D'ASTRÉE ET DE CÉLADON/ROMANCE OF ASTREA AND CELADON (12) 2007 FRANCE ROHMER, ERIC £19.99
 Adaptation of Honoré d’Urfé’s  novel, L’Astrée.
LE BEAU MARRIAGE (PG) 1981 FRANCE ROHMER, ERIC £19.99
    Witty and touching comedy
CONTE D'AUTOMNE/AN AUTUMN TALE (U) 1998 FRANCE ROHMER, ERICH £19.99
    Light hearted romantic comedy set in the vineyards of the Rhone Valley.
CONTE D'ÉTÉ/A SUMMER’S TALE (U) 1996  FRANCE   ROHMER, ERIC          £19.99
 Carefully observed look at love.
CONTE D'HIVE/WINTER’S TALE (15) 1992 FRANCE  ROHMER, ERIC     £19.99
 Well-observed and sensitive story of lost love. Second in his cycle of the Four Season’s films.
CONTE DE PRINTEMPS/A TALE OF SPRINGTIME (U) 1996 FRANCE ROHMER, ERIC £19.99
    
Gentle and warm comedy.
RIC ROHMER COLLECTION (15) 1972-87  FRANCE  ROHMER,E. £39.99
          Features La Femme de L'aviateur, Les Nuits de la Pleine Lune, Le Rayon Vert, Pauline à la Plage, L'amour l'après-midi, The Marquis of O, L'ami de mon amie and Le beau Mariage
ERIC ROHMER: THE EARLY WORKS (15)    FRANCE £24.99
 Box set features ‘Le Signe Du Lion’ (1962), ‘Le Boulangerie De Monceau’ (1962) and . ‘La Carriere de Suzanne’ (1963).
ERIC ROHMER: THE ESSENTIAL ERIC ROHMER (15) FRANCE £29.99
   
 Features - Les Amours D'astrée et de Céladon / Triple Agent / Le signe du lion / Les Rendez-vous de Paris.
ERIC ROHMER: MORAL TALES (15) FRANCE    £39.99
   
Rohmer's reputation was established with his ambitious 'Moral Tales' series of films five of which are presented in this box set - each based around the theme of a man's sexual temptation. Includes La carrière de Suzanne, La boulangère de Monceau, La Collectioneuse, Ma nuit chez Maud & Le genou de Claire
LA FEMME DE L'AVIATEUR/AVIATORS WIFE (PG) 1981 FRANCE ROHMER, ERIC £15.99
    Comedy of errors.
MA NUIT CHEZ MAUD/MY NIGHT WITH MAUD (15) FRANCE 1969        ROHMER, ERIC    £15.99
   
Film about the  chaste and conservative thirty-something (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who unwittingly spends the night at the apartment of the worldly and spirited divorcée Maud (Françoise Fabian), throwing the moral certainties of his life into question.
LES NUITS DE LA PLEINE LUNE/FULL MOON IN PARIS (15) 1984  FRANCE ERICH ROHMER       £15.99
 Story about a girl who feels stifled by her live in love affair.
PARIS VU PAR (PG) FRANCE £15.99
    Six vignettes set indifferent sections of Paris, by six directors, Claude Chabrol (segment "La Muette"), Jean Douchet (segment "Saint- Germain-des-Prés"), Jean-Luc Godard (segment "Montparnasse- Levallois"), Jean-Daniel Pollet (segment "Rue Saint-Denis"), Eric Rohmer (segment "Place de l'Étoile"), Jean Rouch (segment "Gare du Nord").
PAULINE A LA PLAGE (15)  1983 FRANCE ROHMER, ERICH    £17.99
 Pauline, 15, holiday’s in  Normandy and learns about life  and love by  watching  the
grown-ups  around make a hash of  both.
LE RAYON VERT/THE GREEN RAY (PG)   1986  FRANCE ROHMER, ERICH      £15.99
 Charming, romantic comedy of young Parisienne on holiday.
RENDEZ-VOUS IN PARIS (PG) FRANCE 1985  Rohmer ,Eric     £15.99   
   
A trilogy of stories  that explore the misunderstandings and misconceptions that can dog twenty-something love affairs

ERIC ROHMER - TALES OF THE FOUR SEASONS  (15)  1990-98   FRANCE ROHMER, ERIC    £39.99
 Features Conte De Printemps, Conte D'Hive, Conte D'été and Conte D'automne.
TRIPLE AGENT (U) 2004  FRANCE  ROHMER, ERIC      £19.99
 A compelling tale (based on True events) of intrigue set against the political turmoil of pre-World War II Europe.

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT

ADVENTURES OF ANTOINE DOINEL: FIVE FILMS BY FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT (15)    FRANCE   DVD  - £39.99   BLU RAY - £49.99
     Collection of five films directed by François Truffaut and starring Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel. 
The films are - Les Quatre Cents Coups/The 400 Blows (1959) ,  Antoine and Colette (1962),  Baisers Voles/Stolen Kisses  (1968),  Domicile Conjugal/Bed and Board (1970) and  L’amour En Fuite/Love on the Run (1979).
LAMOUR EN FUITE/LOVE ON THE RUN (15) 1979 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, F. £19.99
  Fifth and final instalment in the saga of Antoine Doinel.
ANNE AND MURIEL (15) 1971 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS DVD - £15.99    BLU RAY - £19.99
  A French writer holidays on the Welsh coast and falls in love with two sisters.
L'ARGENT DE POCHE/POCKET MONEY (PG) 1976 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £15.99
  A film about the joys and wonders of childhood.
BAISERS VOLES (15) 1968 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS DVD - £15.99    BLU RAY - £19.99
  Light 1930’s style romantic comedy
LE DERNIER MÉTRO/LAST METRO (PG) FRANCE 1980 TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS DVD - £15.99    BLU RAY - £19.99
  Depardieu and Deneuve in a wartime story of a theatre troupe whose Jewish director must stay hidden from the Gestapo.
 
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DOMICILE CONJUGAL (PG) 1970 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS DVD - £15.99    BLU RAY - £19.99
  Antoine Doinel story, in which the director retreats into the cinematic Paris of Jean Renoir.
L'ENFANT SAUVAGE/WILD CHILD (U) FRANCE  1970  FRANCE  TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS   £15.99   
 Based on the true story of the ‘wild child’ found in a forest in the  1700s  France.

FAHRENHEIT 451 (12) UK 1966 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, F.  IN ENGLISH  £19.99
     Based on the Ray Bradbury book.
LA FEMME D'À CÔTÉ/WOMAN NEXT DOOR (15) 1961 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS  £19.99
  Moving story of a passionate and tragic love affair.
FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT BOXSET (15) 1968-77 FRANCE £34.99
    Box set containing 5 films: L'HOMME QUI AIMAIT LES FEMMES , L'ENFANT SAUVAGE,
LA SIRENE DU MISSISSIPPI, L'HISTOIRE D'ADÈLE H and LA MARIÉE ÉTAIT EN NOIR.
L'HOMME QUI AIMAIT LES FEMMES/MAN WHO LOVED WOMEN (15)  FRANCE  1977 TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS      £15.99
 Whimsical story about an eccentric Casanova.

L'HISTOIRE D'ADÈLE H/STORY OF ADELE H (12) 1975 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £15.99
  Film about obsessive love.
JULES ET JIM (PG) 1961 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS DVD - £15.99    BLU RAY - £19.99
  His most celebrated film about the free-spirited Catherine and the two men in her life.
LA NUIT AMÉRICAINE/DAY FOR NIGHT - THE CRITERION COLLECTION (12) 1973 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS  BLU RAY  £27.99
 Witty homage to the movie business with Francois Truffaut playing  a director making a melodrama, but encounters many obstacles.
LA PEAU DOUCE (PG) 1964 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS DVD - £15.99    BLU RAY - £19.99
  Triangular love story.
LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS/LES MISTONS (PG) 1959 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS DVD - £15.99    BLU RAY - £19.99
   Francois Truffaut's semi-autobiographical first feature stars Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel, an unruly young Parisian whose unhappiness leads him into trouble. Frequently running away from school and home, Antoine spends much of his time playing with his friends on the streets of the city; but events take a more serious turn when the theft of a typewriter lands him in trouble with the police.
  
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LA SIRENE DU MISSISSIPPI /MISSISSIPPI MERMAID(12) FRANCE 1969 TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £15.99
  Stylish Hitchcockian thriller set on the Isle de Reunion.
TIREZ SUR LE PIANISTE/SHOOT THE PIANIST (15) 1960 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS DVD - £15.99    BLU RAY - £19.99
  A pianist becomes involved with gangsters in a story of obsessive love and jealousy
TWO IN THE WAVE(E) 2010        LAURENT, EMMANUEL           £15.99
   
Documentary charting the rise and fall of the friendship between Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut.

UNE BELLE FILLE COMME MOI (15) 1972 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS DVD - £15.99    BLU RAY - £19.99
   A sociologist researching a book interviews murderess Camille, who tells him the story of her life.
VIVEMENT DIMANCHE! /FINALLY SUNDAY(PG) 1983 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS DVD - £15.99    BLU RAY - £19.99
  Comedy thriller.

AGNES VARDA

AGNÈS VARDA COLLECTION VOLUME ONE (15) FRANCE £39.99
 Contains  La Pointe Courte (1954) Cleo 5 to 7 (1962) Vagabond (1985) La Glaneurs et la Glaneuse (2002) .
AGNÈS VARDA COLLECTION VOLUME TWO (18) FRANCE £39.99
 Features Les Plages D'agnès (2008), Jacquot de Nantes (1991), Vagabond (1985) and L'Une Chante, L'Autre Pas (1977).
LE BONHEUR (15) 1965 FRANCE        VARDA, AGNÈS    £15.99
 
   Agnes Varda directs this drama exploring the complex and devastating effects of an extra-marital affair.

CLEO 5 TO 7 (15) 1962  FRANCE   VARDA, AGNÈS   £15.99
   
While waiting for the result of a medical test, French singer Cleo (Corinne Marchand) spends a couple of hours - shown in real time - wandering through the streets of Paris. Along the way she meets up with her lover and with her composers, visits her model friend Dorothee (Dorothee Blank), has a brief affair with a passing soldier, drinks coffee and buys a new hat with her maid before finally meeting up with her doctor to receive the diagnosis.
LES GLANEURS ET LA GLANEUSE/GLEANERS AND I (15) 2000 FRANCE      VARDA, AGNÈS     £15.99
  
  Documentary the lives of those who live 'off the grid' in France. Gleaning is the act of gathering the leftovers from a harvest after the main, profitable crop has been taken away by the farmer. As well as examining the lives of actual gleaners, who subsist from the remnants of modern agriculture, Varda extends the metaphor to enquire about those who live by more modern forms of gleaning.

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JACQUOT DE NANTES (PG) 1992 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS  £15.99
  
  The childhood of director Jacques Demy is recreated by his widow, the filmmaker Agnes Varda.

LES PLAGES D'AGNÈS/BEACHES OF AGNES (18) 2008 FRANCE        VARDA, AGNÈS    £15.99
   
Intimate and inventive autobiographical portrait in which  Varda relates her own story by employing a range of filmic techniques, including the re-staging of dramatic events in her life, and the use of symbolic visual sets that combine to flesh out her thoughts and concepts, while at the same time giving an insight into her creative processes through the years.
LA POINTE COURTE (PG) 1955 FRANCE        VARDA, AGNÈS   £15.99
 
   This semi-documentary exploration of the complexities of a marital relationship marks the directorial debut of French New Wave filmmaker Agnes Varda.

L'UNE CHANTE, L'AUTRE PAS  (15) 1977 FRANCE    VARDA, AGNÈS    £15.99
   
In the early 1960s in Paris, two women become friends but loose touch. Over a decade later, they meet and tell each other what has happened to them in the intervening years.

VAGABOND (15) 1985 FRANCE        VARDA, AGNÈS    £15.99
  
  'Vagabond' tells the story of the final few weeks of female drifter Mona (Sandrine Bonnaire), who feels incapable of participating in ordinary French society.

GERMAN DVDS BY THEMES

GERMANY IN THE NAZI PERIOD

A FILM UNFINISHED - NAZI PROPAGANDA AND THE WARSAW GHETTO (E) HERSONSKI, YAEL £14.99
Documentary derived from footage of an unfinished Nazi propaganda film. In 1998 evidence surfaced which showed the original film, shot in the Warsaw Ghetto, was staged to showing rich Jews exploiting their poorer neighbours and offering some justification for the Final Solution. This reconstructed footage, which is accompanied by the testimonies of survivors from the Ghetto, gives an insight into how the Nazis used film as propaganda to justify their evils actions.
AB HEUTE HEISST DU SARA/FROM NOW ON YOUR NAME IS SARA: GRIPS THEATRE BERLIN (E)   GERMANY    £19.99
    The play, based on Inge Deutschkron’s book 'Ich trug den gelben Stern'’  1933  eleven years old Inge who refuses to understand why all of a sudden she is not allowed to play on the street. In the years after that for Inge, being a Jew means not only humiliation, attacks and restrictions, but also never going dancing or to the cinema. It means growing up without having been young.
ALONE IN BERLIN (12)  2016  PEREZ, VINCENT IN ENGLISH   £13.99
 Adapted from Hans Fallada's novel about a  working-class couple Otto (Brendan Gleeson) and Anna (Emma Thompson) as they wage an anonymous propaganda war against the Nazis in 1940s Berlin. After receiving news that their only son has been killed in battle the parents are left devastated and angry, blaming the Nazi regime for his untimely death.
DER ANSTÄNDIGE/THE DECENT ONE (15) 2014 LAPA, VANESSA (5021866743301) £15.99
  Documentary focusing on the German SS officer Heinrich Himmler (voice of Tobias Moretti). 
AIMEE AND JAGUAR (15)  GERMANY 1999  FARBERBOCK, MAX      £19.99 - AT PRESENT AWAITING A DVD RE-ISSUE.
 Set in 1943 Berlin the film follows two women experiences, one a mother with four children,  the other a member of the Jewish  underground. 
ANONYMA - EINE FRAU IN BERLIN/ANONYMA - THE DOWNFALL OF BERLIN (15) GERMANY 2008  FARBERBOCK, MAX 
 DVD -  £15.99   BLU RAY - £19.99
    Berlin in the final days of World War Two, a  woman - known only as 'Anonyma' (Nina Foss) - endures repeated
 rape by Russian soldiers, and tries to wrestle a modicum of control over her destiny by using sex as a tool for  survival, forging an uneasy sexual alliance with Russian leader Major Andrei Rybkin  
AUSCHWITZ (15) 2011 GERMANY    BOLL, UWE        £19.99
   
Uwe Boll writes and directs this brutal drama, interspersed with documentary footage, depicting the day-to-day 
 workings of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
BERLIN 36 (15) GERMANY 2009 HEIDELBACH,  KASPAR £15.99  
    In the days leading up to the 1936 Olympics, the fate of high jumper Gretel Bergmann  hangs in the 
balance as it is decided whether or not a Jewish athlete can be a part of the German Olympic team.
DIE BRÜCKE/THE BRIDGE(15) 1959 GERMANY WICKI, BERNHARD £15.99
Poignant, anti-war drama from director Bernhard Wicki about a group of German boys' attempts to guard a bridge in the dying days of WWII.
CITY OF WAR - THE STORY OF JOHN RABE (15) GERMANY 2009 GALLENBERGER, FLORIAN    IN ENGLISH    £15.99
 
A World War Two drama based on real events, in which Ulrich Tukur stars as John Rabe, a German 
businessman and card-carrying member of the Nazi party who uses his influence to save the lives of thousands of Chinese citizens from the brutal offensive.
DIARY OF ANNE FRANK: THE TALE OF TWO SISTERS (E) 2015 (5030697030849)   COTTERILL, EDWARD  IN ENGLISH     £7.99  Historical documentary telling the story of Anne Frank. With contributions from Anne's stepsister Eva Schloss and Gillian Walnes, a survivor from Auschwitz and a founding member of the Anne Frank Trust in the UK
DIE BLECHTROMMEL/TIN DRUM (15 ) 1979 GERMANY SCHLONDORFF , VOLKER £19.99
Based on the Grass novel, it looks at 20th Century German history through the eyes of a child who stops growing at the age of three.
DAS BOOT (15) GERMANY 1991 (DIRECTORS CUT) PETERSON, W. £19.99
Remastered version of this gripping tale of a German U-Boat crew in WW2.
DAS BOOT - MINI SERIES (15) GERMANY 1991 (DIRECTORS CUT) PETERSON, W. £24.99
The original four and a half six-part mini series is here presented in the complete uncut Digitally remastered version.
DEUTSCHLAND BLEICHE MUTTER/GERMANY PALE MOTHER (15) 1980 GERMANY SANDERS-BRAHMS, SELMA DVD – £19.99  BLU RAY – £19.99
 The film charts a couple's relationship before, during and after the outbreak of the Second World War.
DEUTSCHLAND STUNDE NULL/GERMANY, YEAR ZERO (PG)    1947 ITALY  ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO IN GERMAN £19.99
 Set among the  ruins of Berlin in post-war Germany, the film charts the attempts of a 13 year old boy to support his family. Also included the 1948 film L’Amore.
DRESDEN (15)   2006 GERMANY  SUSO RICHTER, ROLAND  IN ENGLISH    £19.99
 Large budget  film  about controversial firebombing of the city by the allies in 1945.
ELSER/13 MINUTES (15) 2015 GERMANY     HIRSCHBIEGEL, OLIVER     DVD - £17.99  BLU RAY - £22.99
   Tense Second World War  story about a determined Georg Elser (Christian Friedel) who tried to assassinate Hitler in 1939. Captured and questioned by the authorities, Elser reveals through his confession how he was driven to perform such an act by the Nazification of his hometown.
EUROPA, EUROPA (15) 1991  GERMANY  HOLLAND, AGNIESZKA      £15.99
 Based on a true story of a young German Jew, forced to conceal his  Jewishness to  survive.  

DIE FÄLSCHER/COUNTERFEITERS (15) GERMANY 2007 RUZOWITZKY, STEFAN £5.99
True story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936 and using concentration camp labour to carry out the forgeries.
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DER FALL GLEIWITZ/GLEIWITZ CASE (12) 1961 GERMANY   KLEIN,  GERHARD      £14.99
 Film about the 1939 Nazi plot in which German soldiers disguised as Poles attacked a German 
radio station as a pretext for  Hitler’s invasion of Poland. 
GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS FACTUAL SURVEY (18)  DUAL DVD + BLU-RAY RELEASE   £29.99
  Intended to be shown to the German people in 1946 damn the Nazi regime and shame the German people in to acceptance of Allied occupation, a complete rough-cut of this  disturbing documentary revealing the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps was viewed at the Ministry of Information in London and in the end never shown.
DIE GUSTLOFF/CRIMSON OCEAN (15) 2008 GERMANY VILSMAIER, JOSEPH £15.99
German made-for-TV drama which tells the story of the sinking of passenger ship the Gustloff in the final year of WWII.
HANNAH ARENDT (12A) 2013   GERMANY   TROTTA,  MARGARETHE VON   £17.99
    Barbara Sukowa stars as the German-American political theorist who caused a storm of controversy with her views on the trial of the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann.
HEIMAT - EINE DEUTSCHE CHRONIK (15) 1984 GERMANY REITZ, EDGAR 6 DISC DVD BOXSET £69.99
Celebrated TV series follows the fortunes of a family from the end of World War One to 1982.16 hours long, featuring 28 leading performers and 5000 non-professional actors.
HITLER - EINE KARRIERE/HITLER - A CAREER (E) GERMANY 1977 FEST,  JOACHIM  IN ENGLISH    £15.99 
 Documentary chronicling the life of Adolf Hitler from the German perspective, using colour and black and white footage 
from the German military archives.
HÖRE DIE STILLE/BEHIND ENEMY LINES (15)  2016   GERMANY  EHRENBERG , ED £15.99
  October 1941, a group of German soldiers are forced to take refuge in a small Russian village behind enemy lines, where the soldiers and villagers bond.  However an act of  violence threatens to destroy the bond and  many of the villagers become fearful of what will happen to them when the Soviet army returns.
IM LABYRINTH DES SCHWEIGENS/LABYRINTH OF LIES (12) 2014 GERMANY  RICCIARELLI,  GIULIO £19.99
 Germany 1958: Young public prosecutor Johann Radmann finds himself on the case of Nazi war criminal Charles Schulz, but has no idea what really happened in Auschwitz.  However he is  shocked to find out that many of these death camp workers have returned to their normal lives and now populate the senior ranks of government.
THE INTERROGATION (15) 2016 GERMANY  PERY, EREZ £15.99
Warsaw in 1946 Nazi Auschwitz commander Rudolf Höss awaits trial and a Polish judge is sent to interrogate him about his involvement in the Holocaust.

The interrogation is a  tense  dissection of the nature of those who were in charge of the extermination camps and their self-justification.
INTO THE ARMS OF STRANGERS. STORIES OF THE KINDERTRANSPORT (PG) 2000 HARRIS, J.  £19.99
 Dame Judi Dench, narrates this powerfully documentary about the 10,000 children who were 
moved from  Europe to  Britain in the months leading up to World War II.  DVD CAN BE PLAYED IN GERMAN.   
JAKOB THE LIAR (12) USA 1998   KASSOVITZ, PETER  IN  ENGLISH  £19.99 
 Based on the Becker book about a Jewish cafe owner who  spreads fictious news bulletins
about allied success again the Nazis -   DVD CAN BE PLAYED IN GERMAN  
KÄTHE KOLLWITZ - BILDER EINES LEBENS (EX)  1986 E. GERMANY  1985 KIRSTEN, RALF   £15.99
After the death of her son in the First World War, artist Käthe Kollwitz became a radical pacifist and after signing a petition against the Nazis her art was labelled “degenerate.”
KZ (15)   2004 UK   Rex Bloomstein    IN GERMAN AND ENGLISH    £19.99
 Documentary about the  Austrian town of Mauthausen and the nearby concentration camp. How does it feel to be a
 tourist at a former concentration camp? How does it feel to work there as a guide, day in day out? How does it feel to live there as a local?
DER LETZTE ZUG/AUSCHWITZ - THE FINAL JOURNEY (12) 2006 GERMANY VILSMAIER, JOSEPH 8.99
   1943 and some of the last remaining Jews in Berlin are locked in railway cattle truck awaiting transport to the Auschwitz concentration camp.  The film tells the stories of their lives. 
LORE (15) 2012       SHORTLAND,  CATE    DVD -    £15.99    BLU RAY  - £19.99
    When her father, an officer in the SS, and her Nazi-supporting mother are taken into custody by allied troops at the 
end of the war, Lore (Saskia Rosendahl) and her siblings must travel across Germany to their grandmother's house in Hamburg. On their travels, the group encounter a number of fearful and suspicious people, but it is only when they meet a kind-hearted young Jewish man, Thomas (Kai-Peter Malina), that Lore begins to reassess the feelings of hatred so deeply instilled in her by her parents. 
MAX SCHMELING/MAX SCHMELING - FIST OF THE REICH (12)     2010 GERMANY   BOLL, UWE    £15.99
    
Uwe Boll directs this sports biopic detailing the life and times of German boxer and heavyweight champion 
Max Schmeling (Henry Maske). Professional boxer Yoan Pablo Hernandez co-stars as American boxer Joe Louis, who became Schmeling's personal friend as well as his regular adversary in the ring.
MEIN BESTER FEIND/MY BEST ENEMY (12) 2011 GERMANY MUMBERGER, WOLFGANG £15.99
Second World War thriller in which the Jewish son of a Viennese art gallery owner holds the key to an artefact which could change the course of the war
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MEIN KAMPF /DAWN OF EVIL - HITLER RISING (18) 2009 GERMANY ODERMATT, URS £15.99
Drama based on Hitler's early adulthood and initial rise to power. Tom Schilling stars as the unshakeably self confident young Adolf Hitler,who moves into a boarding house in Vienna in the early 1900s having applied to study at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. However, Hitler is rejected by the academy and turns instead to a career in politics.
MOLOCH (12) 1999 GERMANY SOKUROV, ALEXSANDR £19.99
Drama based on the relationship between Adolf Hitler and his mistress Eva Braun The action focuses predominantly on the spring of 1942, and a gathering of Hitler's right hand men, Bormann and Goebels, at his fortress in Bavaria - where the group plan to spend a couple of days without talking politics.
MUNCHHAUSEN (PG)  1943 GERMANY  BAKY, JOSEF VON       £19.99
 Lavish  fantasy commissioned by Goebbels.
NAPOLA - ELITE FÜR DEN FÜHRER/BEFORE THE FALL (15) 2004 GERMANY GANSEL, DENNIS £15.99
With the Second World War in full swing, two teenaged boys are enrolled in a National Political Academy (NaPolA), a youth facility for the training of future Nazi leaders. One is a working-class boy with a talent for boxing, and the other is the Governor's sensitive, poetry-loving son. They must both lay aside their innocence and humanity as they prepare to join the Nazi elite.
NEBEL IM AUGUST/FOG IN AUGUST (15) 2016 GERMANY WESSEL, KAI £19.99 Set in 1942 and based on Robert Domes' 2008 historical novel, the film follows 13-year-old
Roma boy, Ernst Lossa, is sent to the Sargau mental institution. Here he soon discovers
that the Nazi's are carrying out an enforced euthanasia programme. Along with fellow
patient Nandl, Ernst decides to stage a daring escape attempt.
PHOENIX (12A) 2015 GERMANY   PETZOLD, CHRISTIAN   DVD - £17.99 BLU RAY - £21.99
 On her liberation form a concentration disfigured Jewish singer Nelly Lenz (Nina Hoss) goes on a search for her husband Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld) who she thinks has betrayed her. The film looks at Post-war guilt and how to settle back in a country that persecuted and rejected you.
RISE OF THE NAZI PARTY (E) 2015   (5060294376187)   £14.99
    Ten-part documentary series about Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goering, Heinrich Himmler and Joseph Goebbels; the four men implicit in the rise of the Nazi Party. The episodes are: 'Nazism Is Born', 'Becoming Respectable',  'Seizing Power', 'In Power', 'Preparing for War', 'Hitler's Biggest Blunder', 'The Final Solution', 'Plots and Delusions', 'End Game' and 'Aftermath'.
DAS SCHRECKLICHE MÄDCHEN/NASTY GIRL (PG) 1990 GERMANY VERHOEVEN, MICHAEL £19.99
Delicious black comedy about a modern German schoolgirl whose essay ‘My Town during the Third Reich', stirs up memories of Nazi deeds long forgotten and ignored.
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SHOAH BOX SET (E) 1985 FRANCE LANZMANN, CLAUDE IN   GERMAN/POLISH/ENGLISH 4 DISCS £49.99     Nine-hour  documentary about the Holocaust.  Featuring interviews with survivors from 
concentration camp inmates and guards
SO WEIT DIE FÜßE TRAGEN/AS FAR AS MY FEET WILL CARRY ME (12) 2001 GERMANY MARTINS, HARDY £15.99
Epic true story of a German soldier who attempts to escape from the Siberian death camp at the end of World War II.
SOPHIE SCHOLL (PG) 2005 GERMANY ROTHEMUND, MARC DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £24.99
Account of the last days of the White Rose resistance group members, Sophie and Hans Scholl.
    
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SPEER UND ER/SPEER AND HITLER (15) 2005    BRELOER,  HEINRICH     £19.99
   
Three-part docudrama which focuses on the relationship between Hitler (Tobias Moretti) and the man behind much 
of the Third Reich, his architect, Albert Speer (Sebastian Koch).
STALINGRAD (15) 1993 GERMANY VILSMAIER,  JOSEPH   DVD - £12.99  BLU RAY - £15.99
    The  film follows a platoon of likeable German soldiers as they fight in Russia and lose their humanity along the way.
TRIUMPH DES WILLENS/TRIUMPH OF THE WILL (E) GERMANY 1934  RIEFENTAHL, L.  £15.99          
  Leni Riefenstahl’s record of the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg. A prime example of the power of film in propaganda.  
UNSERE MÜTTER, UNSERE VÄTER/GENERATION WAR (15) 2013 GERMANY   KADELBACH, PHILIPP   
    DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £29.99
    Three-part German drama set during the Second World War. Beginning in Berlin in 1941, the series follows five friends - Wilhelm (Volker Bruch), Friedhelm (Tom Schilling), Charlotte (Miriam Stein), Victor (Ludwig Trepte) and Greta (Katharina Schüttler) - as they each go on a journey that will change their lives and their country forever. While Wilhelm and his younger brother Friedhelm go to fight on the Eastern Front, Jewish Viktor is sent to a concentration camp.
UNTER BAUERN/ARMY OF SAVIOURS (15)  2011  GERMANY BOEKEN LUDI  £15.99
  
  Based on the memoirs of Marga Spiegel, the drama relates the real life tale of a community of German  
farmers who helped shelter a Jewish family during the dark days of World War II. 
DER UNTERGANG/DOWNFALL(15) 2004 GERMANY   HIRSCHBIEGEL, OLIVER   £15.99
 Film of Hitler’s final days in his Berlin bunker which caused  controversy by humanising the Fuhrer.

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WALKÜRE/OPERATION VALKYRIE (15) 2004 GERMANY BAIER, JO £9.99
German television drama based on real events that took place in 1944.
WONDERFUL HORRIBLE LIFE OF LENI RIEFENSTAHL (E)  MULLER, RAY   £19.99  
 Documentary about her life.
DIE ZÄRTLICHKEIT DER WÖLFE /TENDERNESS OF THE WOLVES (18) 1973 GERMANY LOMMEL, ULLI  DVD /BLU RAY TWO DISC SET   £24.99
   Based on the true story of gay serial killer Fritz Haarmann who killed during the closing years of World War Two.

EAST GERMANY

25 YEARS GERMAN REUNIFICATION (E) 2009   ZINTL, T.  £19.99
  Documentary used to advertise the merits of the East German classical music and culture-loving population in 
direct contrast to the 'decadent', western pop music.
ABSCHIED/FAREWELL (EX)  1968  E. GERMANY  EGON GÜNTHER   £15.99
  August 1914 and  seventeen year-old Hans Gastl decides not to join the war. This decision is a turning point in 
his life marking a farewell to his class and his family. 
ABSCHIED - BRECHTS LETZTER SOMMER/THE FAREWELL. BRECHT’S LAST SUMMER (15) 2000 SCHUTTE, J. £19.99
Portrait of Brecht set in the summer of 1956 in East Germany.
ALS MARTIN VIERZEHN WAR/WHEN MARTIN WAS FOURTEEN  (EX) 1964  E. GERMANY BECK, WALTER    £15.99
March 1920,  Martin and his friend find a cache of weapons intended for the Kapp Putsch to overthrow the Weimar Republic.  Can Martin get help to stop the Putsch.
BARBARA (12A) 2012    GERMANY    PETZOLD, CHRISTIAN         £17.99      
    Set in East Germany in 1980, Barbara is sent to a new job in the provinces as punishment for applying for
an exit visa from the GDR. Her aim now is to escape to the West
DEUTSCHLAND 83 (15) 2015 GERMANY      £24.99
    German TV drama set in 1983 during the height of the Cold War, when a young East German is reluctantly recruited as a spy and embedded into the West Germany army.
FATHERLAND (15) 1986 UK LOACH, KEN   IN ENGLISH     £19.99
 A singer swaps the political intimidation of working in East Germany for the equally controlling Capitalist music industry in the 
West.  Loosely based on the German singer Wolf Biermann. 
GOOD BYE LENIN! (15) 2002 GERMANY BECKER, WOLFGANG £19.99
One of the biggest German comedies of recent times.
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HEIMAT 3 - CHRONIK EINER ZEITENWENDE (15) 2004 GERMANY  REITZ, E. 6 DISC DVD BOXSET £59.99
 Final part of the trilogy follows the fall of the Berlin Wall to the eve of the new millennium.
LAGERFEUER/WEST (15) 2013 GERMANY   SCHWOCHOW, CHRISTIAN  £15.99
    Based on Julia Franck novel 'Lagerfeuer'. Nelly along with her son decide to escape  East Germany after the mysterious death of her  boyfriend. However once in the West the intelligence agencies want to know more about her boyfriend.

Nelly, as a GDR refugee trying to adjust to life in the West, is forced to choose between discovering the truth about her former lover and her hopes for a better tomorrow.  
LEBEN DER ANDEREN/LIVES OF OTHERS (15) 2006 GERMANY H. VON DONNERSMARCK, F £19.99
Five years before the downfall of the DDR, party-loyalist Captain Gerd Wiesler hopes to boost his career when given the job of collecting evidence against the playwright Georg Dreyman and his girlfriend.
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DER TUNNEL (12) 2001 GERMANY    RICHTER,  ROLAND SUSO        £15.99
   
Cold War thriller set in 1961. After fleeing the Communist regime in East Berlin, Harry Melchior  is now determined 
to go back for his sister and her family
YELLA (12) 2007 GERMANY PETZOLD, CHRISTIAN    £19.99
 Yella  leaves her home in the East Germany for a promising job and a new life, but as success is within reach, 
she finds herself haunted by truths from the past.

DEFA EAST GERMANY FILMS

25 YEARS GERMAN REUNIFICATION (E) 2009   ZINTL, T.  £19.99
  Documentary used to advertise the merits of the East German classical music and culture-loving population in 
direct contrast to the 'decadent', western pop music.
ABSCHIED/FAREWELL (EX)  1968  E. GERMANY  EGON GÜNTHER   £15.99
  August 1914 and  seventeen year-old Hans Gastl decides not to join the war. This decision is a turning point in his life marking a farewell to his class and his family.   
ALS MARTIN VIERZEHN WAR/WHEN MARTIN WAS FOURTEEN  (EX) 1964  E. GERMANY BECK, WALTER    £15.99
March 1920,  Martin and his friend find a cache of weapons intended for the 
Kapp Putsch to overthrow the Weimar Republic.  Can Martin get help to stop the Putsch.
DIE BUNTKARIERTEN/GIRLS IN GINGHAM (EX) 1949  E. GERMANY MAETZIG, KURT   £15.99
Family saga spanning 70 years of German history ending in 1945
DIE FRAU UND DER FREMDE/WOMAN AND THE STRANGER (E) E. GERMANY  1985 SIMON, RAINER   £15.99
Golden Bear winning film about two German soldiers, Karl and Richard, captured World War I. When Karl escapes he visits Richard’s wife and falls in love with her.  However one day Richard returns.
KÄTHE KOLLWITZ - BILDER EINES LEBENS (EX)  1986 E. GERMANY  1985 KIRSTEN, RALF   £15.99
After the death of her son in the First World War, artist Käthe Kollwitz
became a radical pacifist and after signing a petition against the Nazis her art was labelled “degenerate.”
DAS LIED DER MATROSEN/SAILORS SONG (E)   1958  E. GERMANY REISCH, G/MAETZIG, K    £15.99
   After the 1917  Russian Revolution German the dockers of Kiel call for a mass strike to demand the end of the war and the abdication of the Kaiser .
SOLANGE LEBEN IN MIR IST/AS LONG AS THERE’S LIFE IN ME (EX) 1965 E.GERMANY  REISCH, GÜNTER    £17.99
Biopic about the pacifist Social Democrat, workers’ leader Karl Liebknecht and his fight against World War I. 
Voting against war loans  he is considered a traitor and his  party leadership turns against him. 
TROTZ ALLEDEM!/IN SPITE OF EVERTHING (EX)  1972 E. GERMANY REISCH, GÜNTER  £15.99 
    Part two of the Karl Liebknecht biopic 
DER UNTERTAN/KAISER’S LACKEY  (EX) 1964  E. GERMANY STAUDTE, WOLFGANG   £15.99
   Film of Heinrich Mann’s novel ‘Der Untertan’, written during the First World war which is a historical satire  about a man scared of everyone but who  progresses in society by subjugating himself to the whims of his superiors while treading on those below.
WOLZ - LEBEN UND VERKLÄRUNG EINES DEUTSCHEN ANARCHISTEN/WOLF-LIFE AND ILLUSION OF 
A GERMAN ANARCHIST  (EX)  1974 E. GERMANY REISCH, GÜNTER  £15.99
World War One veteran, Ignaz Wolz, return from the front with a  hatred of the war profiteers and starts his own revolution  stealing from the rich and divides the spoils with the poor.

DISABILITY

MEIN BLIND DATE MIT DEM LEBEN/MY BLIND DATE WITH LIFE (15) 2017    GERMANY  ROTHEMUND ,  MARC £19.99
  Saliya is a promising student determined to achieve his dream of working at a prestigious luxury hotel despite losing the majority of his sight as a teenager. Deciding to hide the fact he is visually impaired, Saliya manages to land an apprenticeship at one of Munich's top hotels and quickly becomes a respected member of the team.  However when he meets Laura, his elaborate scheme to hide his condition soon begins to fall apart

GENDER, THE OUTSIDER AND GERMAN SOCIETY

71 FRAGMENTE EINER CHRONOLOGIE DES ZUFALLS/71 FRAGMENTS OF A CHRONOLOGY OF CHANCE (1) 1994 GERMANY HANEKE, MICHAEL £19.99
 Austrian director Michael Haneke presents a series of isolated scenes of unrelated people that culminates in an act of sudden and senseless violence in a bank.
ALICE IN DEN STÄDTEN/ALICE IN THE CITIES (U) 1974 GERMANY WENDERS, WIM £19.99
Film about the friendship between a writer and an eight year old girl. Wenders presents a start account of the changing face of Europe, onset of global consumerism and the influence of American pop culture.
BAADER-MEINHOF KOMPLEX (18) 2008 GERMANY EDEL, ULI £17.99
Berlin in 1967, a horrific riot inspires Ulrike Meinhof to join forces with Andreas Baader to fight the West German state.The pair moves from activism into terrorism, as form and lead the revolutionary terrorist organisation Red Army Faction.
  
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BARFUSS 2005 GERMANY 2005 Schweiger, TILL  £17.99
 Romantic comedy about bachelor Nick, who helps and falls in love with an escaped mental patient.
DAS PFERD AUF DEM BALKON (U) 2012  GERMANY TABAK, HÜSEYIN £19.99
   10 year old  maths loving Mika has Asperger syndrome whose life changes one night when he spots a horse on the balcony of the apartment next door. Then former racehorse is owned by former maths teacher  Sascha, who needs to sell the horse to repay a loan.  Mika and his friend Dana figure out a plan to save the horse.
DIE FETTEN JAHRE SIND VORBEI/EDUKATORS (15) 2004 GERMANY WEINGARTNER,H. £19.99
Edukadors presents three idealistic activists trying to get by in a corrupt world.
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HÄNDLER DER VIER JAHRESZEITEN/MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS (15) 1971 GERMANY  FASSBINDER, R. W. £19.99
 Based on Fassbinder’s own uncle the film tells the story of Hans struggle  to make a  living as a street seller.

HEIMAT - FRAGMENTE: DIE FRAUEN  (12)   GERMANY 2006  REITZ, EDGAR    £19.99
   An addendum to Edgar Reitz's epic 'Heimat' trilogy, this surrealist, avant-garde drama employs a series of dreamlike sequences to portray the subconscious of a young woman and her female antecedents.
JENSEITS DER STILLE/BEYOND SILENCE (15) 1996  GERMANY        LINK,  CAROLINE    £15.99
   
German drama starring Sylvie Testud as Lara, the spirited daughter of two deaf-mute parents. Since early childhood, Lara has acted as a translator and mediator between her parents and the outside world. Now a young woman of 18, Lara is given a clarinet by her revered aunt, and learns to play with rapid success.
    
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KIRSCHBLÜTEN - HANAMI/CHERRY BLOSSOMS (15) 2008 GERMANY DORRIE, SORIS £14.99
German filmmaker Doris Dorrie writes and directs this subtle drama exploring themes of love, death and quiet longing.
DER KREIS/THE CIRCLE (15) 2014 SWITZERLAND  HAUPT, STEFAN £15.99
 Set in 1950s  Zurich, this mix of  documentary and dramatic recreation, is a love story between a shy young 
teacher and a transvestite and the pioneering gay organisation Der Kreis (The Circle) which they belong to
MÄNNER ZUM KNUTSCHEN/MEN MEN TO KISS (15) 2012 GERMANY  HASFOGEL,  ROBERT   £15.99
    Romantic screwball comedy. Ernst (Frank Christian Marx) and Tobias (Udo Lutz) are two men happily in love whose relationship thrives in liberal Berlin. However, when Ernst's old friend Uta (Alexandra Starnitzky) arrives for a visit, their relationship is put to the test as she tries her hardest to split the pair up.
MÄNNER WIE WIR/BALLS (15) 2004 GERMANY HORMAN, SHERRY £19.99
Comedy about a gay football team.
REINE GESCHMACKSACHE/FASHION VICTIMS (15) 1991  GERMANY  RASPER, INGO     £17.99 
 Two male business rivals fall in love with each other.
SCHERBENPARK (12) 2013 GERMANY BLÜMNER,  BETTINA £17.99
 Based on Alina Bronsky novel about troubled teenager Sascha, a Russian immigrant living in a rough part of Stuttgart.  Sascha cannot come to terms with her step-fathers murder of her mother. 

After a sympathetic newspaper interview with her imprisoned step-father, Sascha confronts the papers editor , who in turn feels guilty and invites her into his family life. Gradually in this environment Sascha begins to mature into someone more open and accepting of the world’s flaws. 
SCHICK/GOODBYE BERLIN (15) 2016 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £19.99 Comedy drama adaptation of Wolfgang Herrndorf's best-selling cult novel. In this
coming-of-age story of two friends steal a car and take the trip into the countryside in search
of excitement and adventure.
DAS SCHLOß/THE CASTLE (12) 1997 GERMANY HANEKE, MICHAEL £15.99
Existential drama adapted from the novel by Franz Kafka.
SILENT YOUTH (12) 2014 GERMANY KEMMESIES,  DIEMO  £14.99
    Young shy student Marlo has a chance encounter with Kirill (Josef Mattes), who has 
travelled from Russia to Berlin.  Kirill has recently been the victim of a homophobic attack. The pair bond as they explore the city together but it seems neither can overcome their respective anxieties enough to further their relationship amid the intermittent conversation.
STROSZEK (15) 1977 GERMANY WERNER HERZOG    £19.99
 Strozek moves from  Berlin to a desolated farming community in  Wisconsin. A  quirky  imaginative comedy.
TAXI ZUM KLO (18) 1980 GERMANY    RIPPLOH, FRANK   £17.99
   
The film offers a sexually explicit slice of gay culture in West Germany at the dawn of the 1980s and has gained cult status over the years.
DIE VERLORENE EHRE DER KATHARINA BLUM/THE LOST HONOUR OF KATHARINA BLUM (12) 1975 GERMANY SCHLONDORFF , VOLKER     BLU RAY ONLY £24.99
    Based on Boll's book, the film looks at modern terrorism, the German tabliod press and the police. An innocent women life is ruined by an invasive tabloid reporter and a police investigation when the man with whom she has spent a night with turns out to be a radical bank robber.
VIER MINUTEN/FOUR MINUTES (15) 12006 GERMANY  KRAUS, CHIRS      £17.99
 Tough young piano prodigy-turned criminal Jenny is serving time in a women’s prison in Germany. She meets her match in the elderly Traude, who has been teaching piano to the inmates. An upcoming pianist’s competition is an opportunity not to be missed, so the pair plot a daring escape

WER WENN NICHT WIR?/IF NOT US, WHO? (15) 2011 GERMANY VEIEL, ANDRES £15.99
Fictionalised portrait of the tumultuous relationship between two 1970s German left-wing political militants: Bernward Vesper (August Diehl) and Gudrun Ensslin (Lena Lauzemis). As Gudrun becomes more and more politically involved, the couple's relationship comes under increasing strain and she eventually leaves Bernward and their baby son for the charismatic political rebel Andres Baader (Alexander Fehling); founder of the Red Army Faction terrorist group depicted in the 2008 film 'The Baader-Meinhof Complex'.
WHO AM I - KEIN SYSTEM IST SICHER (15) 2014 GERMANY  ODAR, BARAN BO   £19.99
 Benjamin is a socially inept young German computer geek, who is invited to 
join a hacker group  by the charismatic Max.  Benjamin finally feels he belongs and  wants to gain recognition and status among the hackers community.  
ZWEI MÜTTER/TWO MOTHERS (18) GERMANY 2013  BERRACHED, ANNE ZOHRA   £15.99
    Two Mothers is an intense exploration of the trials and tribulations a same sex couple encounters in their desire to become loving parents.

GERMAN YOUTH AND CHILDHOOD

ALS MARTIN VIERZEHN WAR/WHEN MARTIN WAS FOURTEEN  (EX) 1964  E. GERMANY BECK, WALTER    £15.99
March 1920,  Martin and his friend find a cache of weapons intended for the 
Kapp Putsch to overthrow the Weimar Republic.  Can Martin get help to stop the Putsch.
ATMEN/BREATHING (15) 2011 AUSTRIA MARKOVICS, KARL £15.99
Austrian drama about a youth offender facing life after his release from a juvenile detention centre.
CHRISTIANE F (18)  GERMANY 1981  EDEL,  ULRICH    £19.99
 Controversial story of a young girl's descent into the drug scene of 70's Berlin.
COMING OUT (15) GERMANY 1989   CAROW, HEINER      £19.99
 As a boy, Philipp was strongly attracted to his best friend, but he's put all that behind him in order to live a ‘normal' life.
DAS PFERD AUF DEM BALKON (U) 2012  GERMANY TABAK, HÜSEYIN £19.99
   10 year old  maths loving Mika has Asperger syndrome whose life changes one night when he spots a horse on the balcony of the apartment next door. Then former racehorse is owned by former maths teacher  Sascha, who needs to sell the horse to repay a loan.  Mika and his friend Dana figure out a plan to save the horse.
GROßE MÄDCHEN WEINEN NICHT/BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY/ (15) GERMANY 2002 HELAND, MARIA v. £19.99
Kati and Steffi are best friends since childhood. But as they step into adulthood, both their perfect friendship and their personalities get harshly tested by a series of unfortunate events.
KREUZWEG/STATIONS OF THE CROSS (15)  2014 GERMANY  BRÜGGEMANN, DIETRICH  DVD - £14.99   BLU RAY - £15.99
  A 14-year-old Catholic girl leaves behind her distraught family as she embarks on a voyage of discovery that takes her through the stations that Jesus travelled on his journey to his crucifixion.
LOLA RENNT/RUN LOLA RUN (15) 1999 GERMANY TYKWER, TOM £19.99
Heart-stopping suspense thriller of one woman ‘s desperate attempt to save her lover.
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MEIN BRUDER IST EIN HUND/MY BROTHER IS A DOG (15) 2004 GERMANY TIMM, PETER £12.99
Lighthearted German drama about a ten-year-old girl whose wish for a pet dog leads to havoc within the family. Marietta ( wants nothing more in the world than a pet dog, but her parents keep refusing. Little wonder when she receives a magical stone for her birthday she retreats to her room and wishes upon that stone her desire to have a dog.
DIE MITTE DER WELT/CENTRE OF MY WORLD (15) 2016    GERMANY    ERWA , JAKOB M.  £15.99
Based on Andreas Steinhöfel novel. This candid and complex film is about teenager Phil  who discovers his sexuality and falls in love with new attractive classmate Nicholas. 
NICHTS BEREUEN (15) 2001 GERMANY  QUABECK, BENJAMIN £19.99
   19-years-old  Daniel (Daniel Brühl) is back after his summer holiday and wants to date the love of his life, Luca. Although he made the decision four years ago, Luca still knows nothing about it.  Daniel decides to change his life dramatically and in the process he meets Anna, a social worker.  
SCHERBENPARK (12) 2013 GERMANY BLÜMNER,  BETTINA £17.99
 Based on Alina Bronsky novel about troubled teenager Sascha, a Russian immigrant living in a rough part of Stuttgart.  Sascha cannot come to terms with her step-fathers murder of her mother. 

After a sympathetic newspaper interview with her imprisoned step-father, Sascha confronts the papers editor , who in turn feels guilty and invites her into his family life. Gradually in this environment Sascha begins to mature into someone more open and accepting of the world’s flaws.  
SCHICK/GOODBYE BERLIN (15) 2016 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £19.99 Comedy drama adaptation of Wolfgang Herrndorf's best-selling cult novel. In this
coming-of-age story of two friends steal a car and take the trip into the countryside in search
of excitement and adventure.
DAS SCHRECKLICHE MÄDCHEN/NASTY GIRL (PG) 1990 GERMANY VERHOEVEN, MICHAEL £19.99
Delicious black comedy about a modern German schoolgirl whose essay ‘My Town during the Third Reich’, stirs up memories of Nazi deeds long forgotten and ignored.
DIE UNERZOGENEN/THE UNPOLISHED (18) 2007 GERMANY   MARAIS, PIA    £12.99
   Pia Marais' semi-autobiographical debut feature recounts the adolescence of Stevie (Ceci Schmitz-Chuh), a resourceful 14-year old girl who finds methods of her own to cope with the unstable upbringing afforded her by her  hippy parents.
VON MÄDCHEN UND PFERDEN /OF GIRLS AND HORSES (15) 2014  TREUT, MONIKA £14.99
   Rebellious 16-year-old Alex is sent for the  summer to a farm with stables. Alex misses the city but gradually bonds with the horses.  However when posh Kathy arrives at the farm, Alex instantly dislikes her, however gradually they become friend until one weekend things spiral out of control.
DIE WELLE/THE WAVE (15) 2008  GERMANY   GANSEL, DENNIS    £17.99
 Teacher attempts to engage his students in politics with a  controversial experiment to turn the classroom into a Nazi-style dictatorship. But what starts out as an innocent social experiment ends in tragedy when the roots of fascism begin to take hold.
DAS WEIßE BAND/THE WHITE RIBBON (15) GERMANY 2009 HANEKE, MICHAEL  £15.99
 In a village in Protestant northern Germany, on the eve of World War I, the children of a church and school run by the village schoolteacher and their families experience a series of bizarre incidents that inexplicably assume the characteristics of a punishment ritual. Who could be responsible for such bizarre transgressions? BLU RAY - £24.99

WENN DER VATER MIT DEM SOHNE (U) 1955    GERMANY     QUEST, HANS £12.99
    Comedy drama starring Heinz Rühmann as the Clown Teddy who has lost his way after the death of his son.  His landladies' sons reawakens Teddy desire to preform as a clown again.

GASTARBEITER/IMMIGRATION

ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF/FEAR EATS THE SOUL (15 ) 1973 GERMANY  FASSBINDER, R. W.   DVD - £19.99  BLU RAY - £17.99
     Film is about a German woman who strikes up a  friendship   with a Moroccan man and the racism they encounter.
AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE/EDGE OF HEAVEN (15) 2007 GERMANY   AKIN, FATIH  £19.99
 Widower Ali seeks out companionship with the prostitute Yeter, setting in motion a chain of events that will link three families across different cultures, countries and generations.
CHIKO (18) 2008 GERMANY        YILDIRIM,  OZGUR    £12.99
    Turkish-German director Ozgur Yildirim directs this gritty drama set in the suburban ghettos of Hamburg. Chiko his best friend Tibet are two second-generation Turkish immigrant teenagers who dream of money, power and respect - all attributes local drug lord seems to them to possess.
DIE FREMDE (12) 2010 GERMANY ALADAG, FEO  £19.99
 Umay is a young German woman born of Turkish parents,  who, along with her son, flees an oppressive marriage in Istanbul to return to her family in Berlin.  However her  arrival home creates family tensions
GEGEN DIE WAND/HEAD-ON(18) 2004 GERMANY   AKIN, FATIH     £19.99
 Award winning  drama about  two 2nd generation Turks living in Germany.
LAGERFEUER/WEST (15) 2013 GERMANY   SCHWOCHOW, CHRISTIAN  £15.99
    Based on Julia Franck novel 'Lagerfeuer'. Nelly along with her son decide to escape  East Germany after the mysterious death of her  boyfriend. However once in the West the intelligence agencies want to know more about her boyfriend.Nelly, as a GDR refugee trying to adjust to life in the West, is forced to choose between discovering the truth about her former lover and her hopes for a better tomorrow.  
SCHERBENPARK (12) 2013 GERMANY BLÜMNER,  BETTINA £17.99
 Based on Alina Bronsky novel about troubled teenager Sascha, a Russian immigrant living in a rough part of Stuttgart.  Sascha cannot come to terms with her step-fathers murder of her mother. 

After a sympathetic newspaper interview with her imprisoned step-father, Sascha confronts the papers editor , who in turn feels guilty and invites her into his family life. Gradually in this environment Sascha begins to mature into someone more open and accepting of the world’s flaws. 
STROSZEK (15) 1977 GERMANY WERNER HERZOG    £19.99
 Strozek moves from  Berlin to a desolated farming community in  Wisconsin. A quirky imaginative comedy.

GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST FILMS

DIE ABENTEUER DES PRINZEN ACHMED (PG) GERMANY 1926 REINIGER, L. £19.99
Hailed as the first full-length animated film in the history of cinema.
ASPHALT (U) 1929 GERMANY MAY, JOE SILENT £19.99
This love story set in the traffic-strewn Berlin of the late 1920s is one of the last great German Expressionist films of the silent era.
BERLIN, DIE SINFONIE DER GROßSTADT & MELODIE DER WELT (E) 1927/29 GERMANY 
RUTTMANN, WALTHER   (TWO DVD SET) £34.99
 The 2-disc DVD combines for the first time all surviving works by Walther Ruttmann from 1920-1931 in newly  restored and reconstructed versions, often with original scores. It also includes lobby cards, posters, programs and text  documents as well as little known paintings and drawings by Ruttmann.
DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI (U) GERMANY 1919  WIENE, ROBERT     £19.99
 Classic of German expressionist cinema available in this dual dvd and Blu Ray high-definition edition.
DOKTOR MABUSE - DER SPIELER (PG) GERMANY 1922 B/W SILENT FRITZ  LANG   £19.99
 Lang's early masterpiece is a superb study of a decadent society, foreshadowing the coming of Hitler.
FAUST (U) 1926 GERMANY B/W SILENT MURNAU, FW £19.99
F.W.Murnau’s last German film has imposing performances from Ekman, Jannings and Horn.
FRAU IM MOND (U) 1929 GERMAN   LANG, FRITZ      £19.99
  First feature-length film to portray space-exploration in a serious manner.
DER GOLEM (PG) 1920  GERMANY  WEGENER, P/BOESE, C      £15.99 
 Classic silent era German horror film.
DER LETZTE MANN /LAST LAUGH (U) 1924 GERMANY MURNAU F.W. £22.99
Elderly hotel doorman (Emil Jannings) world crumbles when he is demoted to lavatory attendant, but who gets the last laugh when he inherits the fortune
LUBITSCH IN BERLIN (PG)     GERMANY   LUBITSCH,  ERNST   £28.99
    Six-volume set focusing on the pre-Hollywood, silent era of the great German director. Includes 'Ich Mochte Kein Mann Sein' (1918), 'Die Puppe' (1919), 'Die Austernprinzessin' (1919), 'Sumurun' (1920), 'Anna Boleyn' (1920) and 'Die Bergkatze' (1921).
METROPOLIS (U) GERMANY 1926 B/W.   FRITZ LANG     £19.99 
 Early Science Fiction story of a  dehumanized future society.  
DER MÜDE TOD - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 2021 GERMANY  LANG, FRITZ  DUAL FORMAT EDITION £19.99
   Silent fantasy drama about a heartbroken young woman who confronts Death to save her dead fiancee.
DIE NIBELUNGEN (PG)   1924 GERMANY        LANG, FRITZ        £19.99
   
Long-awaited restoration of Lang’s five-hour  Nibelungen adaptation.
NOSFERATU (PG) 1922 GERMANY B/W SILENT  MURNAU, FW           £19.99
 Murnau's classic version of Dracula.  
PHANTOM -DIE FINANZEN DES GROßHERZOGS (PG) 1922/3 GERMANY MURNAU, F.W. £24.99
 Phantom is based on the Gerhard Hauptmann story about a poet who falls in love.  The film  stars Alfred Abel
SCHLOSS VOGELÖD: DIE ENTHÜLLUNG EINES GEHEIMNISSES (PG) 1922 GERMANY   MURNAU, F.W. £19.99
    
One of the earliest (and eeriest) works by the legendary filmmaker F. W. Murnau, Schloss Vogelöd provides a 
vital glimpse into the development of the uncanny-suffused expressionistic style that became Murnau's hallmark and legacy.
SUNRISE (U) 1927 US    SILENT  F. W. MURNAU, DVD - £19.99   BLU-RAY - £24.99
 F. W. Murnau's Sunrise blends a story of fable-like simplicity with unparalleled visual imagination and technical ingenuity.
TABU (15) 1931 B/W     MURNAU, FW   SILENT DVD - £17.99   BLU-RAY - £19.99
   
  F.W. Marnau’s last film is a love story set in Tahiti.

TESTAMENT DES DR MABUSE (12) GERMANY 1933 LANG, FRITZ £22.99
Part three in the Mabuse series of films.
DER TIGER VON ESCHNAPUR / DAS INDISCHE GRABMAL (PG) 1959 GERMANY    LANG, FRITZ    £23.99
  This two-part adventure epic is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful colour films in the history of cinema.

1930S GERMAN CINEMA

BLAUE ENGEL/BLUE ANGEL (PG) GERMANY 1931 B/W STERNBERG, JOSEF VON £19.99
Marlene Dietrich stars in this classic adaptation of Heinrich Mann’s novel. Now available in much improved quality and in Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) with both the German-language “main” version, and the simultaneously shot English-language version.
DIE DREI GROSCHEN-OPER/THREEPENNY OPERA (PG) GERMANY 1931 B/W  PABST,  G W   £19.99
 Pabst’s adaptation of this Brecht/Weill musical both  in the German and French version.

M (PG) GERMANY 1931 GERMANY B/W    FRITZ LANG      £19.99 
 Restored version of Fritz Lang's chilling classic tale of a psychopathic killer. (2 Disc verion).BLU RAY - £24.99
TAGEBUCH EINER VERLORENEN/DIARY OF A LOST GIRL (PG) GERMANY 1929 B/W PABST, GW £15.99
Pabst's film is a vivid exploration of a corrupt society.
WESTFRONT 1918/KAMERADSCHAFT - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 1930-1 GERMANY  PABST, GEORG W  DUAL FORMAT DVD-BLU RAY £24.99
'Westfront 1918' (1930) four German infantrymen suffer the hardships and insanity of trench warfare in the First World War.  'Kameradschaft' (1931), is set in 1919,  a team of German miners risk their lives to save a group of French miners trapped underground in a mining explosion.

LITERARY ADAPTATIONS ON DVD

ABSCHIED - BRECHTS LETZTER SOMMER/THE FAREWELL.  BRECHT’S LAST SUMMER (15) 2000  SCHUTTE, J.  £19.99  
 Portrait of Brecht set in the summer of  1956 in East Germany.
ALONE IN BERLIN (12)  2016  PEREZ, VINCENT IN ENGLISH   £13.99
 Adapted from Hans Fallada's novel about a  working-class couple Otto (Brendan Gleeson) and Anna (Emma Thompson) as they wage an anonymous propaganda war against the Nazis in 1940s Berlin. After receiving news that their only son has been killed in battle the parents are left devastated and angry, blaming the Nazi regime for his untimely death.
AMOUR FOU (12A) 2014 AUSTRIA HAUSNER,  JESSICA £14.99
  The film follows young German poet and dramatist Heinrich von Kleist while he tries to convince a friend's 
wife to join him in a suicide pact as a means of escaping the inevitability of death.
BLAUE ENGEL/BLUE ANGEL (PG) GERMANY  1931 B/W  STERNBERG, JOSEF VON       £19.99
 
Marlene Dietrich stars in this classic adaptation of Heinrich Mann’s novel. Now available in much improved quality and in Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) with both the German-language “main” version, and the simultaneously shot English-language version.
DIE BLECHTROMMEL
/TIN DRUM (15 ) 1979 GERMANY    SCHLONDORFF ,   VOLKER    £19.99
 Based on the Grass novel, it looks at 20th Century German history  through the eyes of a
child who stops growing at the  age of three.
DIE BÜCHSE DER PANDORA/PANDORA’S BOX/ ( 15) 1928 GERMANY B/W SILENT PABST, GW £19.99
Adaptation of the Franz Wedekind play.   
DIE DREI GROSCHEN-OPER
/THREEPENNY OPERA (PG) GERMANY 1931 B/W  PABST,  G W   £19.99
 Pabst’s adaptation of this Brecht/Weill musical both  in the German and French version.
EFFI BRIEST (U) 1974 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER £15.99
Fassbinder ‘s adaptation of Theodor Fontane's novel set in the late 19th century.
  
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EMIL UND DIE DETEKTIVE/EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES (U)  1931 GERMANY LAMPRECHT, GERHARD   £19.99
    German film adaptation of Eric Kastner’s much-loved children’s book scripted by the legendary Billy Wilder (later to direct Sunset Boulevard, The Apartment). Also included is a rare 1935 British version.
FAUST (U) 1926 GERMANY B/W SILENT MURNAU, FW  £19.99
 F.W.Murnau’s last German film has imposing performances from Ekman, Jannings and Horn.  
FAUST (15) 2011        SOKUROV, ALEKSANDR     £15.99
    Aleksandr Sokurov directs this German-language adaptation of the classic tale about a man who sells his soul to the Devil.
FEAR (PG) 1954   GERMANY ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO £19.99
  Staring Ingrid Bergman and loosely based on the Stefan Zweig novel Angst, the film explores the inner turmoil of a woman pushed to the edge through anxiety and  guilt of an  her illicit affair.
LAGERFEUER/WEST (15) 2013 GERMANY   SCHWOCHOW, CHRISTIAN  £15.99
    Based on Julia Franck novel 'Lagerfeuer'. Nelly along with her son decide to escape  East Germany after the mysterious death of her  boyfriend. However once in the West the intelligence agencies want to know more about her boyfriend.
Nelly, as a GDR refugee trying to adjust to life in the West, is forced to choose between discovering the truth about her former lover and her hopes for a better tomorrow.  
MARQUISE VON O (PG) GERMANY 1975 ROHMER, ERIC £19.99
Drama based on the Heinrich von Kleist 19th Century novella.
DIE MITTE DER WELT/CENTRE OF MY WORLD (15) 2016 GERMANY ERWA , JAKOB M. £15.99 Based on Andreas Steinhöfel novel. This candid and complex film is about teenager Phil  who discovers his sexuality and falls in love with new attractive classmate Nicholas. 
SCHERBENPARK (12) 2013 GERMANY BLÜMNER,  BETTINA £17.99
 Based on Alina Bronsky novel about troubled teenager Sascha, a Russian immigrant living in a rough part of Stuttgart.  Sascha cannot come to terms with her step-fathers murder of her mother. 

After a sympathetic newspaper interview with her imprisoned step-father, Sascha confronts the papers editor , who in turn feels guilty and invites her into his family life. Gradually in this environment Sascha begins to mature into someone more open and accepting of the world’s flaws. 
SCHICK/GOODBYE BERLIN (15) 2016 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £19.99 Comedy drama adaptation of Wolfgang Herrndorf's best-selling cult novel. In this
coming-of-age story of two friends steal a car and take the trip into the countryside in search
of excitement and adventure.
DAS SCHLOß/ THE CASTLE (12) 1997 GERMANY    HANEKE, MICHAEL  £15.99
  
Existential drama  adapted from the novel by Franz Kafka.
UNKENRUFE/CALL OF THE TOAD (15) 2005  GLINSKI, ROBERT   GERMAN AND POLISH £15.99
    Based on the novel by Gunter Grass, the film is a  love story between a German man and a Polish woman and how their 
good intentions and idealistic hopes for international understanding are corrupted when the money starts to roll in.
DER UNTERTAN/KAISER’S LACKEY  (EX) 1964  E. GERMANY STAUDTE, WOLFGANG   £15.99
   Film of Heinrich Mann’s novel ‘Der Untertan’, written during the First World war which is a historical satire  about a man scared of everyone but who  progresses in society by subjugating himself to the whims of his superiors while treading on those below.
WOYZECK (15) 1978  GERMANY WERNER HERZOG     £19.99
 Werner Herzog’s film of the  Buchner Play .

GERMAN CHILDREN'S FILMS

DIE ABENTEUER DES PRINZEN ACHMED (PG) GERMANY 1926  REINIGER, L.    £19.99
 Hailed as the first full-length  animated film in the history of cinema.  
DAS PFERD AUF DEM BALKON (U) 2012  GERMANY TABAK, HÜSEYIN £19.99
   10 year old  maths loving Mika has Asperger syndrome whose life changes one night when he spots a horse on the balcony of the apartment next door. Then former racehorse is owned by former maths teacher  Sascha, who needs to sell the horse to repay a loan.  Mika and his friend Dana figure out a plan to save the horse.
EMIL UND DIE DETEKTIVE/EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES (U)  1931 GERMANY LAMPRECHT, GERHARD   £19.99
    German film adaptation of Eric Kastner’s much-loved children’s book scripted by the legendary Billy Wilder (later to direct Sunset Boulevard, The Apartment). Also included is a rare 1935 British version.
HEIDI (U) 2015 GERMANY/SWITZLERAND   GSPONER, ALAIN   £15.99
 Adapted from the Johanna Spyri's children's novel,  Heidi, is a five-year-old orphan living with her grandfather in the Swiss mountains.
KRABAT/KRABAT AND THE LEGEND OF THE SATANIC MILL (12) 2008 GERMANY KREUZPAINTNER,  MARCO     £19.99
   
Fantasy drama about a young man who becomes an apprentice in a mill where he learns the art of  sorcery in this 18th Century version of Harry Potter.
    
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DER MONDMANN/MOON MAN (U) 2012 GERMANY   SCHESCH,S/WEBER, S C £12.99
    Animated film based on a story and illustrations by Tomi Ungerer.
WENN DER VATER MIT DEM SOHNE (U) 1955 GERMANY QUEST, HANS £12.99
Comedy drama starring Heinz Rühmann as the Clown Teddy who has lost his way after the death of his son. His landladies' sons reawakens Teddy desire to preform as a clown again.

WIRTSCHAFTSWUNDER/GERMANY IN THE 1950S

EHE DER MARIA BRAUN/MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN (15) 1978 GERMANY FASSBINDER, R. W. DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £17.99
Fassbinder’s biggest international hit, Hanna Schygulla plays Maria Braun, whose material rise parallels Germany’s Economic Miracle of the 1950s.
LOLA (15) 1981 GERMANY    FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER DVD £17.99   BLU RAY £19.99
 Set during Germany’s 1950s Wirtschaftswunder. Lola leads a double life as a steamy cabaret singer and as a single mother.  Building inspector Von Bohm is in love with Lola, but little does he know that Lola is the ex lover of local property developer Schukert who is being investigated by Von Bohm  for corrupt.
DAS WUNDER VON BERN/MIRACLE OF BERN (PG) 2003 GERMANY WORTMAN, SONKE £19.99
Set in the summer of 1954 when the West German team won the World World Cup and the country finally emerged from the shadow of the 2nd World War.
    
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GERMAN LGBT FILMS ON DVD

A MAN, HIS LOVER, AND HIS MOTHER (15) 2013 SWITZERLAND GISLER, MARCEL IN GERMAN £15.99
Gay writer Lorenz returns to home town in Switzerland to deal with his writer’s block. However back home he has to deal with his elderly fun loving mother in this heart-warmingly film.
BERLIN 36 (15) GERMANY 2009 HEIDELBACH,  KASPAR £15.99  
    In the days leading up to the 1936 Olympics, the fate of high jumper Gretel Bergmann  hangs in the  balance as it is decided whether or not a Jewish athlete can be a part of the German Olympic team. To cover themselves the Germans also add another woman, Marie Ketteler to the team.  Years later it is revealed that Marie is in fact a man
DIE BÜCHSE DER PANDORA/PANDORA’S BOX ( 15) 1928 GERMANY B/W SILENT PABST, GW     £19.99
 Adaptation of the Franz Wedekind play Lulu which featured cinema's first openly lesbian scene.  
COMING OUT (15) GERMANY 1989   CAROW, HEINER     £19.99
 As a boy, Philipp was strongly attracted to his best friend, but he puts all that behind him in order to live a ‘normal’ life.
FAUSTRECHT DER FREIHEIT/FOX AND HIS FRIENDS/CHINESISCHES ROULETTE (15) 1975/6 GERMANY  FASSBINDER, R. W. BLU RAY ONLY - £17.99
 In Fox and His Friends a young, homosexual man, who falls in love with a wealthy industrialist's son after an unexpected lottery win. However he realises that the affections of his new partner are solely based on his wealth.

In Chinese Roulette  a married couple set off on separate business trips, only to both turn up at the family's country retreat with their secret lovers.
FREIER FALL/FREE FALL (15) GERMANY 2013 LACANT, STEPHAN £15.99
Drama set in a police academy where two male cadets are attracted to each other.
JONATHAN (18) 2016 GERMANY  LEWANDOWSKI, PIOTR J. £15.99
  Jonathan is caring for his dying father whilst running the family farm.  As the two talk about his father's past Jonathan finds out more than he expected when his former lover Ron  appears at their home to say his final goodbyes. 
KATER/TOMCAT (18) 2016 AUSTRIA   HÄNDL,  KLAUS £15.99
 Couple Andreas and Stefan  live happily  in the suburbs of Vienna with their cat Moses. Their peaceful existence is shattered by an impulsive and unexplainable violent outburst from Stefan which threatens to tear the pair's relationship apart.
DER KREIS/THE CIRCLE (15) 2014 SWITZERLAND HAUPT, STEFAN £15.99
Set in 1950s Zurich, this mix of documentary and dramatic recreation, is a love story between a shy young teacher and a transvestite and the pioneering gay organisation Der Kreis (The Circle) which they belong to.
LIEBMANN (12) 2016 GERMANY HERRMANN, JULES £15.99
    Teacher Antek Liebmann  leaves his past life behind by moving from Germany to a cottage in the French countryside.  Here in this  rural community he  becomes infatuated with Sébastian. However it is not long before Liebmanns past catches up with him. DVD can be played in German, English, French.
MEIN FREUND AUS FARO/MY FRIEND FROM FARO (15) 2008  NEUL, NANA   £14.99
   Dreamer Mel (Anjorka Strechel) and androgynous Jenny (Lucie Hollman)  begin dating after a chance encounter, with Mel believing that Jenny is a boy named Miguel. As their relationship grows, however, the truth inevitably comes out.
DIE MITTE DER WELT/CENTRE OF MY WORLD (15) 2016 GERMANY ERWA , JAKOB M. £15.99 Based on Andreas Steinhöfel novel. This candid and complex film is about teenager Phil  who discovers his sexuality and falls in love with new attractive classmate Nicholas. . 
NAPOLA - ELITE FÜR DEN FÜHRER/BEFORE THE FALL (15) 2004  GERMANY       GANSEL, DENNIS    £15.99
    With the Second World War in full swing, two teenaged boys are enrolled in a National Political Academy (NaPolA), a youth facility for the training of future Nazi leaders. One is a working-class boy with a talent for boxing, and the other is the  Governor's sensitive, poetry-loving son.  They must both lay aside their innocence and humanity as they prepare to join the Nazi elite.
QUERELLE (18) 1982 GERMANY FASSBINDER, R. W. DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Fassbinder’s controversial cult classic based on Jean Genet’s novel.
SILENT YOUTH (12) 2014 GERMANY KEMMESIES,  DIEMO  £14.99
    Young shy Berlin student Marlo has a chance encounter with a Russian man who has recently suffered a homophobic attack. The pair bond as they explore the Berlin together, but it seems neither can overcome their respective anxieties to further their relationship.
TAXI ZUM KLO (18) 1980 GERMANY RIPPLOH, FRANK £17.99
The film offers a sexually explicit slice of gay culture in West Germany at the dawn of the 1980s and has gained cult status over the years.
YOU AND I (15) 2014 GERMANY   NILS BÖKAMP   £15.99
 After breaking up with his girlfriend, Jonas  goes on a camping trip with his 
gay British ex-flatmate. After picking up homophobic, Polish backpacker Boris, the pair's friendship is put to the test and Jonas has to confront his true feelings about his English friend.
ZWEI MÜTTER/TWO MOTHERS (18) GERMANY 2013 BERRACHED, ANNE ZOHRA £15.99
Two Mothers is an intense exploration of the trials and tribulations a same sex couple encounters in their desire to become loving parents.
DAS ZIMMERMÄDCHEN LYNN/CHAMBERMAID LYNN (18) 2014 GERMANY   HAEB,  INGO £15.99
 Comedy drama about an obsessive-compulsive hotel maid Lynn who quietly observe her guests and rummage through their possessions until one day she encounters a dominatrix in the Hotel who changes her world.

EXAM BOARDS - SET GERMAN FILMS

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 GERMAN FILM DIRECTORS

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER

ACHT STUNDEN SIND KEIN TAG/8 HOURS DON'T MAKE A DAY (15) 1973 GERMANY   FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER   DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £58.99
  All five feature-length episodes of this  working-class soap opera centred on the Krüger family, focusing on  skilled worker Jochen and his new girlfriend, Marion (Hanna Schygulla)
ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF
/FEAR EATS THE SOUL (15 ) 1973 GERMANY  FASSBINDER, R. W.    DVD - £19.99  BLU RAY - £17.99
     Film is about a German woman who strikes up a  friendship   with a Moroccan man and the racism they encounter.
    
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BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ  (15)   1980 GERMANY  FASSBINDER, RA. W. £54.99
 TV drama series adapted from an Alfred Doblin novel.
BITTEREN TRÄNEN DER PETRA VON KANT/BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (15) 1972 FASSBINDER, R. W.  DVD - £19.99  BLU RAY - £17.99 
 Fassbbinder’s tragi-comic  love story with an all-female cast.
DESPAIR - - EINE REISE INS LICHT (15) 1978   FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER       IN ENGLISH £15.99
  
  Widely considered to be Fassbinder's masterpiece, this adaptation of Nabokov's novel charts the descent into madness of wealthy chocolate factory owner Hermann Herman (Dirk Bogarde).
EFFI BRIEST (U) 1974 GERMANY    FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER    £15.99
 
   Film adaptation of Theodor Fontane's novel set in the late 19th century.
EHE DER MARIA BRAUN/MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN (15) 1978 GERMANY FASSBINDER, R. W. DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £17.99
Fassbinder’s biggest international hit, Hanna Schygulla plays Maria Braun, whose material
rise parallels Germany’s Economic Miracle of the 1950s.
FASSBINDER COLLECTION: COMMEMORATIVE EDITION (18) 1968-72  £59.99
 Contains -  Liebe Ist Kälter Als Der Tod/ Love is Colder Than Death, Katzelmacher, Götter Der Pest/ Gods of the Plague, Der Amerikanische Soldat, Die Niklashauser Fart/Niklashauser Journey, Rio des Mortes, Warnung Vor Einer Heiligen Nutte/ Beware of a Holy Whore, Händler Der Vier Jahreszeiten/The Merchant of Four Seasons, and Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant /Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant.
FASSBINDER COLLECTION: COMMEMORATIVE EDITION  (18)   1973-82  £59.99
 Contains -  Angst Essen Seele Auf/Fear Eats the Soul, Effi Briest, Faustrecht der Freiheit/Fox and his Friends, Mutter Küsters Fahrt zum Himmel-angst/Mother Kusters goes to Heaven, Angst vor der Angst/Fear of Fear, Satansbraten/Satan’s Brew, Chinesisches Roulette and Die Ehe Der Maria Braun/The Marriage of Maria Braun.

HÄNDLER DER VIER JAHRESZEITEN/MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS (15) 1971 GERMANY  FASSBINDER, R. W. DVD - £19.99  BLU RAY - £17.99
 Based on Fassbinder’s own uncle the film tells the story of Hans struggle  to make a  living as a street seller.
LOLA (15) 1981 GERMANY    FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER DVD £17.99   BLU RAY £19.99
 Set during Germany’s 1950s Wirtschaftswunder. Lola leads a double life as a steamy cabaret singer and as a single mother.  Building inspector Von Bohm is in love with Lola, but little does he know that Lola is the ex lover of local property developer Schukert who is being investigated by Von Bohm  for corrupt.
QUERELLE (18) 1982 GERMANY  IN ENGLISH  FASSBINDER, R. W.      DVD - £15.99  BLU RAY - £17.99
 Fassbinder’s controversial cult classic based on Jean Genet’s novel. 
RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER VOLUME 1 (18) 1970-81 GERMANY £39.99 
  Features, Lola, Martha and Warum läuft Herr R. Amok?
RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER VOLUME 2  (18)   1977-81 GERMANY   £39.99
 Features, Veronika VossIn einem Jahr mit 13 Monden/In a Year of Thirteen Moons, Die dritte Generation /Third Generation & Deutschland im Herbst/Germany in Autumn
WELT AM DRAHT/WORLD ON A WIRE (15)  GERMAN 1973 RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER,     £19.99
   
Science-fiction TV  broadcast that explores the notion of a computer-generated world

WERNER HERZOG

AGUIRRE, DER ZORN GOTTES/AGUIRRE, WRATH OF GOD (15 ) 1972 GERMANY  HERZOG, WERNER   
   DVD - £17.99  BLU RAY -  £19.99
   Intense performance by Klaus Kinski as Aguirre a Spanish conquistador looking for  El Dorado.  
CERRO TORRE: SCHREI AUS STEIN/SCREAM OF STONE (15) 2003  HERZOG, WERNER  IN ENGLISH       £5.99    
 
When the death of a mutual friend and a love rivalry divides two climbers, they  challenge each other to scale an unclimbed Patagonianan mountain  which  results  in a bitter climbing duel. 
FITZCARRALDO (15) 1982  GERMANY  WERNER HERZOG  £17.99
 Eccentric rubber baron attempts to realize his dream of building a opera house deep in the Peruvian jungle.

HERZ AUS GLAS/HEART OF GLASS (15)  1976  GERMANY HERZOG, WERNER    £19.99   
  Small village struggles to come to terms with the closer of the sole source of employment.

HERZOG/KINSKI BOX SET (18)  1972-99 GERMANY  HERZOG, WERNER   £39.99
 Contains Cobra Verde,Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski,  Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes, Nosferatu, Phantom der Nacht, Woyzeck, Fitzcarraldo.
STROSZEK (15) 1977 GERMANY WERNER HERZOG    £19.99
 Strozek moves from  Berlin to a desolated farming community in  Wisconsin. A  quirky  imaginative comedy.
WERNER HERZOG COLLECTION DVD BOX SET (15) GERMANY - DVD - £59.99 BLU RAY - £79.99
  This 10-disc DVD box set compiles 18 films from one German cinema’s greatest directors, made available here in beautifully remastered presentations.
WOYZECK (15) 1978  GERMANY WERNER HERZOG     £19.99
 Werner Herzog’s film of the  Buchner Play .

WIM WENDERS

ALICE IN DEN STÄDTEN/ALICE IN THE CITIES (U) 1974 GERMANY  WENDERS, WIM     £19.99
 Film about the friendship between a writer and an eight year old girl.  Wenders presents a start account of the changing face of Europe, onset of global consumerism and the influence of American pop culture.
DER AMERIKANISCHE FREUND/AMERICAN FRIEND  (18) 1977 GERMANY  WENDERS, WIM      £19.99
 Based on Patricia Highsmith’s book Ripley’s game about a German picture  restorer asked to kill a french gangster.
AUFZEICHNUNGEN ZU KLEIDERN UND STÄDTEN/NOTEBOOKS ON CITIES AND CLOTHES (U) 1994    WENDERS, WIM    £12.99
   
The film follows Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto and on making clothes and making images.
BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB(E) GERMANY 1998 WENDERS, W. IN  ENGLISH  £19.99
 Documentary about music in Cuba.
FALSCHE BEWEGUNG/WRONG MOVE  (15) 1975 GERMANY  WENDERS, WIM       £15.99
 Road movie which forms the second part of Wender’s trilogy, coming between ‘Alice in the Cities’ and ‘Kings of the Road’.
DER HIMMEL ÜBER BERLIN/WINGS OF DESIRE (PG) GERMANY 1987  WENDERS, WIM     £19.99
 An Angel watches over Berlin and is entranced by human existence.
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IM LAUF DER ZEIT/KINGS OF THE ROAD  (18) 1976 GERMANY  WENDERS, WIM          £19.99
 The film focuses on the relationship that develops between two men - movie projector repairman Bruno and suicidal Robert - as they travel in a truck on the dusty roads along the border between East and West Germany.
ONE WHO SET FORTH: WIM WENDERS EARLY YEARS(12) 2007 USA WEHN,      MARCEL £19.99
 Documentary sheds an extremely personal and intimate light on the early life and work of Win Wenders.
PARIS, TEXAS (15) USA1984       WENDERS, WIM     IN ENGLISH  £19.99
 Road movie with Harry Dean Stanton and Nastassia Kinski.
PINA(E) 2011 GERMANY            WENDERS, WIM        £15.99
   
Wim Wenders tribute to the work of avant-garde German choreographer Pina Bausch who died of cancer two days before shooting began.

SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN DVDS BY THEMES

SPANISH FILM DIRECTORS

PEDRO ALMODOVAR 

LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS/BROKEN EMBRACES/ (15) 2009 SPAIN ALMODÓVAR,PEDRO DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £27.99
Almodovar tells a twisting tale of how a blind writer came to loose his sight.
LOS AMANTES PASAJEROS/I'M SO EXCITED (15) 2012 SPAIN ALMODÓVAR, PEDRO DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £27.99
Pedro Almodóvar's flashily camp, over-the-top sex comedy follows the antics of a group of airline passengers who decide to cast decorum to the wind when they realise their jet is in trouble.
ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER/TODO SOBRE MI MADRE (15)    1999 SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO      £19.99
   On the death of her son a single mother goes to find the boys father, 
a transvestite named Lola who does not know he had a child
ÁTAME!/TIE ME UP, TIE ME DOWN (18) 1990 SPAIN   Almodovar. Pedro    £19.99  
 Dark comedy staring Antonio Banderas.

BAD EDUCATION/
LA MALA EDUCACIÓN
 (15) 2004   SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO       £19.99 
 The film follows the lives of two boys  growing up through the 70s and 80s,  and pre and post-Franco Spain
BROKEN EMBRACES/LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS (15) 2009 SPAIN ALMODÓVAR,PEDRO DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £27.99
Almodovar tells a twisting tale of how a blind writer came to loose his sight.
CARNE DE CAÑÓN/LIVE FLESH (18) SPAIN 1997  SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO       £19.99
 Sexy Almodovar thriller. 

ENTRE TINIEBLAS/DARK HABITS (15) 1983   SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO      DVD - £19.99    BLU RAY - £24.99   
 Pedro Almodovar’s deadpan comedy set in a convent. 
LA FLOR DE MI SECRETO/FLOWER OF MY SECRET (15) 1995 SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO      DVD - £19.99    BLU RAY - £24.99      
 A  mixture of melodrama and comedy.
HABLE CON ELLA/TALK TO HER (15) SPAIN 2002  SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO      £19.99
 The film follows four characters who meet by chance in a  private clinic.    

HIGH HEELS/TACONES LEJANOS (18)  1991 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO  £15.99
 Mother and daughter relationships are examined in this black comedy from writer/director Pedro Almodovar.
I'M SO EXCITED/LOS AMANTES PASAJEROS (15) 2012 SPAIN ALMODÓVAR, PEDRO DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £27.99
Pedro Almodóvar's flashily camp, over-the-top sex comedy follows the antics of a group of airline passengers who decide to cast decorum to the wind when they realise their jet is in trouble.
JULIETA (15) 2016 SPAIN  ALMODÓVAR,  PEDRO DVD - £19.99  BLU RAY  - £27.99 
 Told over 30 years and based on Alice Munro's short stories 'Chance', 'Soon' and 'Silence.  Recently bereaved, 55 year old teacher, Julieta, writes a long letter to her estranged daughter Antía, explaining the secrets she has kept from her and then sets out to mend their fractured relationship.
KIKA (18) 1994  SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO      DVD - £19.99    BLU RAY - £24.99  
 Kika, a make-up artist is involved in a web of intrigue.
LABERINTO DE PASIONES /LABYRINTH OF PASSION (18) 1982 SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO      DVD - £19.99    BLU RAY - £24.99   
 Overlapping stories of Sexilia the pop star, Riza the gay son of an emperor and a whole host of  eccentric characters.
LA LEY DEL DESEO/LAW OF DESIRE (18)  1987 SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO       DVD - £19.99    BLU RAY - £24.99   
 Outrageous tale of lust, passion and jealously.
LIVE FLESH/CARNE DE CAÑÓN (18) SPAIN 1997  SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO       £19.99
 Sexy Almodovar thriller. 
LA MALA EDUCACIÓN/BAD EDUCATION (15) 2004   SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO       £19.99 
 The film follows the lives of two boys  growing up through the 70s and 80s,  and pre and post-Franco Spain

MATADOR (18) 1986 SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO      £19.99
 Black comedy. 
MUJERES AL BORDE DE UN ATAQUE DE NERVIOS/WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (15) 1988 SPAIN  DVD - £19.99    BLU RAY - £24.99   
 A highly stylised and frantic comedy.
PEDRO ALMODOVAR COLLECTION(18) 1990-2004  SPAIN   £49.99
 Contains the following - La mala educación, Hable con ella, Todo sobre mi madre, Carne de cañón & Átame!.
PEDRO ALMODOVAR VOLUME ONE(18) 1980-88  SPAIN        £39.99
 Contains - Entre tinieblas, Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón, ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!! and Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios. 
PEDRO ALMODOVAR VOLUME TWO (18) 1986-95 SPAIN         £39.99
 Features   La flor de mi secreto,  Kika, La ley del deseo and Matador. 
PEPI, LUCI, BOM Y OTRAS CHICAS DEL MONTÓN/PEPE LUCI DOM (18) 1981 SPAIN  ALMODOVA,  PEDRO          £17.99
 Almodovar’s first above ground movie is short, shrill and lively.
LA PIEL QUE HABITO/THE SKIN I LIVE IN (18) SPAIN ALMODÓVAR, PEDRO  DVD -  £19.99   BLU RAY - £27.99
  
  Antonio Banderas plays a plastic surgeon whose attempts to cultivate a new form of human skin have led to years of
experimentation on a woman, Vera.   But as the story of Vera's past emerges, it becomes clear that the surgeon  has a questionable agenda of his own as he manipulates her face and body for his own purposes. 
¿QUÉ HE HECHO YO PARA MERECER ESTO!!/WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS? (18) 1984  SPAIN       DVD - £19.99    BLU RAY - £24.99      
 Bizarre but liberating comic  exploration of a woman in modern Spain.
TACONES LEJANOS/
HIGH HEELS (18)  1991 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO  £15.99
 Mother and daughter relationships are examined in this black comedy from writer/director Pedro Almodovar.

TALK TO HER/HABLE CON ELLA (15) SPAIN 2002  SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO      £19.99
 The film follows four characters who meet by chance in a  private clinic.    
TIE ME UP, TIE ME DOWN/ÁTAME! (18) 1990 SPAIN   Almodovar. Pedro    £19.99  
 Dark comedy staring Antonio Banderas.
TODO SOBRE MI MADRE/ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (15) 1999 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99
On the death of her son a single mother goes to find the boys father, a transvestite named Lola who does not know he had a child
VOLVER (15) 2006 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99
After her death, a mother returns as a ghost, to fix a family situations she couldn’t resolve during her life.
WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS?/¿QUÉ HE HECHO YO PARA MERECER ESTO!! (18) 1984 SPAIN £19.99
Bizarre but liberating comic exploration of a woman in modern Spain.
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN/MUJERES AL BORDE DE UN ATAQUE DE NERVIOS (15) 1988 SPAIN DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £24.99
A highly stylised and frantic comedy.

LUIS BUNUEL

LAGE DOR/ UN CHIEN ANDALOU (15) 1928/30 SPAIN/FRANCE    DALI.  S./BUNUEL, L. £29.99
     Two Surrealist films that caused shock for there blasphemous content and unsettling imagery.
EL BRUTO/BRUTE (12) SPAIN 1953 BUNUEL, LUIS £12.99
Surrealist social melodrama about a tyrannical landlord Don Andres and a simple-minded slaughterhouse labourer Pedro 'El Bruto'
EL ÁNGEL EXTERMINADOR/EXTERMINATING ANGEL  (12) 1962 SPAIN   BUNUEL, LUIS  £15.99 
 Satirical swipe at bourgeois conventions.
GRAN CASINO (PG)  1948 SPAIN  BUNUEL, LUIS   £17.99
 Exotic cocktail part suspense thriller, romance, melodrama and social commentary
EL GRAN CALAVERA/GREAT MADCAP (15) 1949 MEXICO Bunuel, Luis £19.99
Dark screwball comedy about a wealthy Mexican family.
NAZARIN  (15) 1958 MEXICO   BUNUEL, LUIS      £19.99   
 A simple priest tries to live by Christian ideals.
LOS OLVIDADOS  (15) MEXICO  1950    BUNUEL,  LUIS    £12.99
   
Mexican drama about a street gang in Mexico City

SUBIDA AL CIELO/ASCENT TO HEAVEN  (15) 1952 MEXICO   Bunuel, Luis     £19.99   
 Genial surrealistic comedy.
SUSANA (12 ) SPAIN 1951 BUNUEL, LUIS £12.99
Delinquent girls, Susana finds shelter in the farmhouse home of a peaceful and contented family. But she gradually uses her powers of seduction to undermine the stability of the family and wreak emotional discord.
TRISTANA (PG) FRANCE 1970 LUIS BUNUEL £19.99
Dazzling adaptation of the Benito Perez Galdos novel.
UN CHIEN ANDALOU/L’AGE D’OR  (15) 1928/30  FRANCE/SPAIN  BUNUEL, LUIS/DALI, SALVADOR      £19.99
    Dual Format Edition of two landmark surrealist films Also features A Propósito de Buñuel (2000, 103 mins): feature-length documentary on the life and work of Luis Buñuel by José Luis López-Linares and Javier Rioyo

VIRIDIANA (15) MEXICO 1961 B/W  BUNUEL, LUIS        £15.99
 
Bunuel’s masterwork packed with black humour, anticlericism and scathing satire.

CARLOS SAURA

ARGENTINA (U) 2015 ARGENTINA    CARLOS SAURA   £19.99
 This documentary explores the rich culture of Argentina through traditional music and dance.
EL AMOR BRUJO (PG) 1986 SPAIN SUARA, CARLOS £15.99
The third part of director Carlos Saura's flamenco trilogy. Based on the ballet by Manuel de Falla.
BODAS DE SANGRE
/BLOOD WEDDING  (U) 1981 SPAIN SUARA, CARLOS £15.99
   
Antonio Gades and his troupe rehearse and perform a flamenco ballet version of Lorca's tragedy of outraged honour and revenge. Filmed in a bare day-lit studio, director Carlos Saura concentrates on the gestures, ceremony and conventions in the ballet itself injecting the story with dramatic and cinematic passion.

CARMEN: CARLOS SAURA (PG) 1983 SPAIN        SUARA, CARLOS    £17.99
   
Spanish director Carlos Saura mixes rehearsals and the real thing for this adaptation of Bizet's opera, effectively telling Carmen's story twice in one film.

CRIA CUERVOS/RAISE RAVENS (12) 1976 SPAIN    SAURA, CARLOS   £19.99   
   
Touching and thought-provoking film which remains one of the most important films in Spanish cinema.

EXAM BOARDS - SET SPANISH FILMS


CCEA A LEVEL SPANISH SET TITLES
EDEXCEL A LEVEL SPANISH SET TITLES
EDUQAS A LEVEL SPANISH SET TITLES
OCR A LEVEL SPANISH SET TITLES
WJEC SPANISH 

SPANISH CIVIL WAR

BELLE EPOQUE (15) 1992 SPAIN  TRUEBA, FERNANDO   £19.99
 Oscar wining film set in 1931,  a you deserter set about seducing four women one by one in this heart-warming celebration of love and desire.

EL ESPINAZO DEL DIABLO/DEVIL'S BACKBONE (15) SPAIN 2001 DEL TORO, GUILERMON £19.99
Set in an orphanage during the Spanish Civil War which is haunted by a decomposing spirit.
EL ESPÍRITU DE LA COLMENA/SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE (PG) SPAIN 1973 ERICE, VICTOR £19.99
A remote Spanish village in the 1940’s a child becomes obsessed by the good-bad monster in the film Frankenstein. Victor Erice’s impressive film cloaks its political message in allegory.
GUERNICA (15) 2016  SERRA, KOLDO IN ENGLISH £19.99
 War drama telling the story of a town that was relentlessly bombed during the Spanish Civil War.
EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO/PANS LABYRINTH (15) 2006 SPAIN    TORO,  GUILLERMO DEL         £17.99
 
An adult fairy tale set in 1944  Spain,  where both fantasy and reality are sinister and malevolent.
LAND AND FREEDOM (15) UK 1995 PART ENGLISH PART IN  SPANISH
  
LOACH, K.         £19.99
  Ken Loach's film  of the  Spanish Civil War
LA LENGUA DE LAS MARIPOSAS/BUTTERFLY'S TONGUE (15) 1999JOSE LUIS CUERDA £19.99
A school boys friendship with his teacher is tested with the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.
SPANISH CIVIL WAR (E)  IN ENGLISH     £12.99
 Documentary in English. 

SILENCIO EN LA NIEVE/FROZEN SILENCE (15) 2011 SPAIN    HERRERO,  GERARDO    £15.99
    Gerardo Herrero directs this Spanish-language drama following a murder investigation in the midst of World War II.

POST FRANCO SPANISH CINEMA CINEMA

ABRE LOS OJOS/OPEN YOUR EYES (15)   SPAIN 1997 AMENABAR,  ALEJANDRO    £19.99
 
Psychological thriller on which the recent  film Vanilla Sky is based on .

ACCION MUTANTE  (15) 1993   SPAIN   IGLESIA, ÁLEX DE LA      £19.99
 
In the near future, society is divided between the rich and beautiful and the ugly and poverty-stricken.

EL BOLA  (15) SPAIN 2001 MANAS, ACHERO     £19.99
 
Goya awarding winning film about  teenage friendship.

BRUC. LA LLEGENDA/LEGEND OF THE SOLDIER (15) 2010 SPAIN     BENMAYOR, DANIEL    £15.99
   
Spanish historical adventure about the hunt for a soldier whose actions caused Napoleon's first defeat.

BIUTIFUL (15) 2010 INARRITU, ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ       £17.99
   
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu writes and directs this drama portraying a father’s love for his children amidst a life of poverty and crime in Barcelona.

EL CAPITÁN TRUENO Y EL SANTO GRIAL/ORDER OF THE GRAIL (15) 2011  HERNANDEZ, ANTONIO £15.99
    Historical action adventure set in the 12th century. When the Holy Grail is stolen, a knight errant assembles a dedicated band of warrior knights to return it to its rightful place.

CARMEN(15) 2003  SPAIN ARANDA, VICENTE      £19.99
 
Award winning lavish production staring Paz Vega          
CHICO I RITA (15) 2010    SPAIN    MARISCAL, J /TRUEBA, F    £17.99
 
   A collaboration between Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba and Spanish designer Javier Mariscal, this animated feature is set in the
vibrant bebop jazz scene of the late 1940s and early 1950s.
CHUECATOWN/BOYSTOWN (15) 2007  SPAIN   FLAHN, JUAN        £14.99
    
Dark Spanish comedy finds handsome estate agent Victor so desperate for lucrative properties in Madrid  that he takes to killing old ladies to free up properties to sell.

CÓMO SER MUJER Y NO MORIR EN EL INTENTO/HOW TO BE A WOMAN AND NOT DIE IN THE ATTEMPT (15)  SPAIN 1991 BELEN, ANA      £19.99
  Carmen Maura stars in this comedy.

CRIMEN FERPECTO/PERFECT CRIME   (18) 2004  SPAIN   IGLESIA, ÁLEX DE LA         £14.99
 
Black comedy.

LA HABITACIÓN DE FERMAT/FERMAT'S ROOM (15) 2007 SPAIN  PIEDRAHITA, LUIS   £14.99
    
Thriller in which four established mathematicians, none of whom have any previous knowledge of each other, are invited by an unknown host to enter a mathematics contest to solve a mysterious and complex enigma.

HIERRO  (12) 2009 SPAIN        IBANEZ, GABE    £17.99
   
Psychological thriller about a  mother who loses her young son while heading off on holiday to the island of El Hierro by ferry. When the police find what they believe to be the boy's body on the island, the mother is adamant that it is not him. BLU -RAY - £22.99
EL HIJO DE LA NOVIA/SON OF THE BRIDE  (15) 2001   CAMPANELLA, JUAN JOSE      £12.99
 42 year old divorcee finds new direction in his life after meeting a childhood friend.

INCAUTOS/SWINDLED (15) SPAIN 2004  BARDEM, MIGUEL          £19.99
 Two small time con-men team up to make their fortune.

INTACTO (15) SPAIN 2001  FRESNADILLO, JUAN CARLOS       £19.99    
 
Thriller about an man possessed  with the ability give or sell luck.

LOPE/THE OUTLAW (15) 2010 SPAIN       WADDINGTON, ANDRUCHA        £15.99
    A chronicle of the life of Lope de Vega, the Spanish playwright who dominated Spain's early Golden Age of theater.

MAR ADENTRO/SEA INSIDE (PG) 2004 SPAIN    AMENABAR,  ALEJANDRO         £19.99
 The real-life story of the paralysed Ramon Sampedro, who fought a 30 year
campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.

LA NOCHE DE LOS GIRASOLES/NIGHT OF THE SUNFLOWERS (15) 2006 SPAIN SANCHEZ-CABEZUDO, J. £19.99
 Thriller with six overlapping chapters that begin with the report of a woman’s body found in the middle of a field of sunflowers.

LOS OJOS DE JULIA/JULIA'S EYES (15) 2010 SPANISH        MORALES ,GUILLEM    £17.99
  
  Guillem Morales directs this Spanish horror/thriller.

PÁRPADOS AZULES/BLUE EYELIDS (15) 2007 SPAIN  CONTRERAS, ERNESTO  £15.99
   
  A woman tries to find love on an island paradise in this romantic drama.

SILENCIO EN LA NIEVE/FROZEN SILENCE (15) 2011 SPAIN    HERRERO,  GERARDO    £15.99
    `Gerardo Herrero directs this Spanish-language drama following a murder investigation in the midst of World War II.

CUBA

50 YEARS OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTION (18)  1993 CUBA    £24.99
   
Contains  four Cuban films marking 50 years since the Cuban Revolution. The first film, ‘Lucia’ (1968), is set out in three parts and traces the stories of  three women in different periods of Cuban history,  second film, ‘I Am Cuba’  (1965), was directed by legendary filmmaker Mikhail Kalatozov, third  ‘Memories of Underdevelopment’ (1968), is a drama set in the post-revolution
Cuba of the 1960s.Finally ‘Strawberry and Chocolate’ (1994),  is the first film
from Cuba with a gay perspective and critical of the Castro regime.

7 DÍAS EN LA HABANA/7 DAYS IN HAVANA (15) 2012 CUBA £15.99
This portrait of contemporary Havana comprises a collection of short films set in the city. Set over the course of one week in the Cuban capital, the film features a segment for each of the seven days, each directed by a different film maker. The segments are: 'El Yuma: Monday', directed by Benicio Del Toro; 'Jam Session: Tuesday', directed by Pablo Trapero; 'La Tentadión de Cecilia: Wednesday', directed by Julio Médem; 'Diary of a Beginner: Thursday', directed by Elia Suleiman; 'Ritual: Friday', directed by Gaspar Noé; 'Dulce Amargo: Saturday', directed by Juan Carlos Tabío; and 'La Fuente: Sunday', directed by Laurent Cantet.
BEFORE NIGHT FALLS (18) USA 2000 SCHNABEL,  J.  IN ENGLISH   £19.99
 Film about the life of gay Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas and his struggle  for acceptance in Cuba.
BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB  (E)   1969 USA   WENDERS, WIM        £15.99  
 Film follows musician Ry Cooder to Cuba to reunite the musicians who played on his best-selling album.  

CUBA - THE FORGOTTEN ISLE (E) £14.99
Three documentaries exploring the history of Cuba- Hemingway’s Cuba, Return to Havana and Cuba’s Conquistadors.
CUBAN STORY (E) 1959 £12.99
Documentary exploring the state of Cuba in 1959 during the Fidel Castro revolution. When the uprising broke out, actor Errol Flynn and producer Victor Pahlen were in Cuba and captured the events as they unfolded. The footage, which was rediscovered in the early 2000s after being lost for four decades, shows the brutality of Batista's regime and Castro's attempts to overthrow the leader.
FRESA Y CHOCOLATE/STRAWBERRY AND CHOCOLATE (15 ) 1993 CUBA ALEA, TOMAS GUTIERREZ £12.99
 Oscar-nominated film follows the unlikely friendship between David, an uptight conservative, and Diego, his flamboyantly gay neighbour.
HABANA BLUES/HAVANA BLUES  (15) 2005  CUBA ZAMBRANO,  BENITO      £19.99
 Feel-good music films set to a soundtrack of original Cuban music, which also offers an insight into the life of the island.

LUCIA (15) CUBA 1968    SOLAS, HUMBERTO    £12.99
   
Three-part Cuban film tracing the stories of three women in different periods of Cuban history.
MEMORIAS DEL SUBDESARROLLO/MEMORIES OF THE UNDERDEVELOPED  (15) 1968  CUBA   GUTIERREZ ALEA,  TOMAS     £19.99
 Even though director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea was a staunch and devoted supporter of the revolution, the film makes a raw and uncompromising analysis of the newly formed system of government.
RETOUR À ITHAQUE/RETURN TO ITHACA (15) 2014   SPAIN CANTET, LAURENT £12.99 
  Amadeo has writer's block, so after 16 years of exile, he return to Havana and is reunited with his friends.  The friends share the stories of how their lives have unfolding,  they sing, laugh, dance together and reminisce about their youth and dreams for their future.
SOY CUBA/I AM CUBA (PG) 1964 CUBA KALATOZOV,MIKHAIL £17.99
A dramatic journey through the decadence of Batista Havana set against the
grinding poverty and oppression of the Cuban people.
VIVA (15) 2015 CUBA/IRELAND   BREATHNACH, PADDY   £19.99
  Cuban make-up artist Jesus becomes a drag artist but when he takes to the stage his estranged father, ex-boxer Angel , shows up and soon makes it clear that he disagrees with his son's lifestyle. Can he learn to accept Jesus over time?

IMMIGRATION

DESIERTO (15) 2016  MEXICO CUARÓN, JONÁS   £12.99
 A  group of Mexican migrant workers make  the dangerous crossing into the USA as they go in search of a better life by. However, they are quickly spotted by a psychotic American vigilante who takes it upon himself to hunt them across the desert with his rifle.
ESCONDIDAS/HIDDEN AWAY (15) 2014 SPAIN  RUEDA, M.  £14.99
   Set in Bilbao, a 14-year-old Moroccan immigrant Ibrahim strikes up a friendship with local teenager Rafa who is fed up of his classmates' persistent attempts to get him a girlfriend. The pair find themselves having to suppress their desires as their burgeoning relationship clashes with the ideologies of those around them.
LA JAULA DE ORO/THE GOLDEN DREAM (12A) 2013 GUATEMALA    QUEMADA-DÍEZ, DIEGO    £15.99
    Three are teenagers from the poorest part of Guatemala set off for a better life in the US. 
On  their way, they meet Chauk, an indigenous boy who can't  speak Spanish, but ends up tagging along. On their journey  they encounter  kidnappers,  drug traffickers and corrupt officials .
MARIA LLENA ERES DE GRACIA/MARIA FULL OF GRACE (15) 2004 COLOMBIA MARSTON, JOSHUA £17.99
Thriller about a Colombia 17 years old who becomes involved in smuggling drugs to the USA.
LA NANA/MAID (15) CHILE  2009    SILVA, SEBASTIAN     £15.99
    Comedy
drama and social commentary that  explores the subtle and complex dynamics at work between a well-meaning upper class Chilean family and their Peruvian maid.
SIN NOMBRE
(15)  2009 FUKUNAGA, CARY  £17.99
 Film about the  plight of Hondurans making their way through Mexico to try and start
lives for themselves in the US.  
LA VIDA PRECOZ Y BREVE DE SABINA RIVAS
PRECOCIOUS & BRIEF LIFE OF SABINA RIVAS (15) 2012   MEXICO MANDOKI, LUIS   £12.99
   Honduran teenager Sabina Rivas (Greisy Mena) leaves her  small town dreaming  of becoming a famous singer in the USA. However first she must navigate through Mexico's seedy underworld to reach her goal.
WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? (12A)   2013     SILVER, MARC  £15.99
  Actor Gael García Bernal produces and presents this documentary exploring the issue of illegal immigration from Mexico into the United States of America. The documentary takes as its starting point the discovery of a corpse in the area of Arizona nicknamed the 'corridor of death' due to the perils it holds for those attempting to hop the border. As the staff from the Pima County Morgue attempt to identify the dead man from little more than the tattooed words 'Dayani Cristal', the film follows their efforts in a bid to see what the life of the man may have to tell us about the motivations and fears of those attempting to cross the border and the justness of US immigration policy.

FILMS ABOUT ADOLESCENCE AND CHILDHOOD

ABEL (15) 2010 MEXICO LUNA, DIEGO £14.99
Abel is an unstable child with mental problems who after his father leaves decides that he’s the man of the house, and begins acting like his absent father rather than the youngest child. To the surprise of everyone, adult responsibilities agree with Abel, and the family seems significantly happier with his new personality. But this proves to be short-lived when Abel’s real dad unexpectedly returns, and the two vie for the status of head of the household.  
AUSENTE
/ABSENT (15) 2011 ARGENTINA BERGER, MARCO  £14.99

    Argentinean drama exploring the developing tension between a 16-year-old boy and the swimming instructor he has a crush on.
BIUTIFUL (15) 2010 INARRITU, ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ £17.99
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu writes and directs this drama portraying a father’s love for his children amidst a life of poverty and crime in Barcelona.
EL BOLA (15) SPAIN 2001 MANAS, ACHERO £19.99
Goya awarding winning film about teenage friendship.
EL ESPÍRITU DE LA COLMENA/SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE (PG) SPAIN 1973 ERICE, VICTOR            £19.99
  A  remote Spanish village in the 1940’s a child becomes obsessed  by the  good-bad monster  in the  film Frankenstein.  Victor Erice’s  impressive film cloaks its political  message in allegory.
 
EL ORFANATO/ORPHANAGE  (15) 2007   MEXICO  BAYONA , JUAN ANTONIO   £19.99
 
Chilling ghost story

ESCONDIDAS/HIDDEN AWAY (15) 2014 SPAIN  RUEDA, M.  £14.99
   Set in Bilbao, a 14-year-old Moroccan immigrant Ibrahim strikes up a friendship with local teenager Rafa who is fed up of his classmates' persistent attempts to get him a girlfriend. The pair find themselves having to suppress their desires as their burgeoning relationship clashes with the ideologies of those around them.
GENTE DE BIEN (12) 2014 COLOMBIA  LOLLI FRANCO   £12.99
  Ten-year-old Eric is sent to live with his estranged father in  Bógota and struggles to adapt to his new life.
LA LENGUA DE LAS MARIPOSAS/BUTTERFLY’S TONGUE (15) 1999 SPAIN JOSE LUIS CUERDA £19.99
    A school boys friendship with his teacher is tested with the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.

PELO MALO (15)  VENEZUELA   2013      RONDÓN, MARIANA   £15.99
    Nine-year-old Junior  decides he wants to look like a popstar for his school yearbook photograph.  His music loving grandmother encourages his fixation with his appearance.  This puts him at odds with his mother who want him to be more ‘macho’.
TEMPORADA DE PATOS/DUCK SEASON (15) 2004 MEXICO  EIMBCKE, FERNANDO     £19.99
 Film about the problems faced by two 14 year old friends.
EL ÚLTIMO VERANO DE LA BOYITA/LAST SUMMER OF LA BOYITA (12) 2009 ARGENTINA  SOLOMONOFF, JULIA    £15.99
   
Argentinean coming-of-age drama following two young friends as they come to terms with growing up.

VOCES INOCENTES/INNOCENT VOICES  (12)   2004 MEXICO    MANDOKI, LUIS   £19.99
  Set in El Salvador in the 1980s, an eleven-year-old boy who suddenly becomes the’man of the house’ after his father abandons the family in the middle of a civil war.
ZIPI Y ZAPE Y EL CLUB DE LA CANICA/ZIP & ZAP AND THE MARBLE GANG (PG) 2013 SPAIN  SANTOS, OSKAR £19.99
 Adventure comedy adapted from the comic by José Escobar Saliente. Twins Zipi and Zape are punished for their bad behaviour and sent to a summer boarding school.

Fed up of their new surroundings, the twins join forces with friends Filo  and Micro to form a resistance group called the Marble Gang and vow to fight back against their ruthless headmaster.

ENVIRONMENT AND TRAVEL  

EL ABRAZO DE LA SERPIENTE /EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (12A) 2015 COLOMBIA  GUERRA, CIRO DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £17.99
    Spanning over 40 years the film starts in 1909 with Amazonian shaman Karamakate helping a German explore looking for a scared healing plant. Many years later an  American botanist arrives to enlist Karamakate help and finds him a broken man who has forgotten many of his peoples customs 
LAS ACACIAS (12A) 2011 ARGENTINA   GIORGELLI, PABLO   £15.99
    Deceptively simple drama follows a lonely truck driver as he transports a load of acacia wood from Paraguay to Buenos Aires.

EL ALMA DE LAS MOSCAS/SOUL OF FLIES (12) 2010 SPAIN BURLEY. JONATHAN CENZUAL £15.99
   
A humorously quirky,  road movie Aabout two half-brothers who embark on a voyage of self-discovery as they travel across the Spanish countryside to attend their father's funeral.

ALAMAR  (U) 2009 MEXICO         GONZALEZ-RUBIO,  PEDRO    £15.99
   
Mexican filmmaker Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio directs this part film/part documentary set on Banco Chinchorro, the second largest coral reef in the world, which lies just off the Mexican coast.

BOMBON EL PERRO (15) ARGENTINA 2004 SORIN, CARLOS £19.99
   
Set in the vast expanses of Patagonia. Juan (Juan Villegas) is a middle-aged mechanic who helps a stranded motorist and is paid with  a large dog. The dog restores
dignity to his life as he  discovers the world of dog shows.
DIARIOS DE MOTOCICLETA /MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (15) 2004 ARGENTINA    SALLES,W/THOMAS D £19.99
   
Based on the journals of  Ché Guevara, this coming-of-age road movie follows the adventures of the young medical student Ché (Gael García Bernal) and his friend Alberto Granada (Rodrigo de la Serna) as they cross South America on motorbikes in the early 1950s, on their way to take up their medical residency at a leper colony in Peru.
BLU RAY - £19.99
HISTORIAS MINIMAS (15)  ARGENTINA 2002   SORIN, CARLOS  £19.99        
 
Road movie charting the fortunes of three small town heroes pursuing their dreams.
NOSTALGIA DE LA LUZ/NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT (12A) 2010 CHILE  GUZMÁN, PATRICIO    £15.99
   
Cinematic essay set in Chile's Atacama desert. A meditation on time, space, astronomy and history, the film follows astronomers and archaeologists at work in the desert. Meanwhile, a group of women sift through the sand nearby searching for evidence of the bodies of their loved ones, political prisoners held in concentration camps run by Pinochet's regime.
EL OLIVO/OLIVE TREE (15) 2016 SPAIN BOLLAÍN, ICÍAR DUAL FORMAT EDITION  £17.99
  To help her ailing and melancholic grandfather, Ramón,  20-year-old Alma embarks on a quest to recover a 2,000-year-old olive tree that the family sold against the grandfathers wishes.  
Alma tracks the tree to the Lobby of an energy company in the German city of Düsseldorf and with the help of friends and grassroots  activist she hatches a  plans to return the tree to its rightful  home.
PATAGONIA (15) 2010    EVANS, MARC    WELSH & SPANISH        £15.99
   
Drama set in the Patagonia's Welsh community starring the singer, Duffy, in her debut film role.  BLU RAY - £19.99
TAMBIÉN LA LLUVIA/EVEN THE RAIN (15) 2012  SPAIN     BOLLAÍN, ICIAR        £14.99
   
Spanish actress, writer and director Icíar Bollaín directs this political docu-drama about an international film crew that arrives in rural Bolivia to make a film about Christopher Columbus. However, director Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal) and his crew find their project under threat when violent demonstrations break out locally against the corporate ownership of the area's water rights. The film uses a dual storyline to draw parallels between issues of wealth, ownership and political power both 500 years ago, when Spain first conquered the New World, and today, when corporate giants use their money and power to ride roughshod over the rights of indigenous people.

POLITICS, SOCIETY, GENDER AND CLASS

LA ANTENA  (PG) 2007 ARGENTINE  SAPIR, ESTIBAN       £14.99
 Sapir’s second feature is a silent black-and-white tale that offers a nightmarish vision of a world dominated by trashy TV.
CESAR CHAVEZ (12) 2014 MEXICO LUNA, DIEGO   £12.99
 Biographical drama based on the life and achievements of Mexican American civil rights activist and labour movement leader Cesar Chavez. 
COMO UNA NOVIA SIN SEXO /BROMANCE (15) 2016 ARGENTINA  SANTA ANA, LUCAS   £15.99 
  1996 and four teenage friends are on a champing trip in a remote part of Argentina. Juli, the only girl in the group,  notices that the boys seem to have a closer relationship than what she would consider ‘normal’.  A trip that began as a simple fun getaway now forces the them all  to confront their sexuality.
EL CUARTO DE LEO/LEO'S ROOM (15) URUGUAY /ARGENTINA 2008 BUCHICHIO, ENRIQUE    £15.99
   
 Leo’s Room charts the compelling journey of self-discovery for a young gay man at a critical crossroads in his life.
DÉFICIT (15) 2007  MEXICO  BERNAL, GAEL GARCIA    £15.99
   Bernal himself takes the lead role in this film about class and race in contemporary Mexico.

DIARIOS DE MOTOCICLETA /MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (15) 2004 ARGENTINA    SALLES,W/THOMAS D DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
   
Based on the journals of  Ché Guevara, this coming-of-age road movie follows the adventures of the young medical student 
Ché (Gael García Bernal) and his friend Alberto Granada (Rodrigo de la Serna) as they cross South America on motorbikes in the early 1950s, on their way to take up their medical residency at a leper colony in Peru. 
ESCONDIDAS/HIDDEN AWAY (15) 2014 SPAIN  RUEDA, M.  £14.99
   Set in Bilbao, a 14-year-old Moroccan immigrant Ibrahim strikes up a friendship with local teenager Rafa who is fed up of his classmates' persistent attempts to get him a girlfriend. The pair find themselves having to suppress their desires as their burgeoning relationship clashes with the ideologies of those around them.
FUERA DE CARTA/CHEF'S SPECIAL (15)  2008 SPAIN VELILLA,NACHO £15.99
 
Comedy about a chef  who is running a busy  restaurant,  being  reunited  with his  estranged children , having a  blossoming gay romance and now the Michelin Guide food critic is coming to review his restaurant.

MACHUCA  (15)  2004   CHILE WOOD, ANDRES      £19.99
 Andres Woods semi-autobiographical film is set in Chile in 1973.
MADE IN CHILE - TWO FILMS BY PABLO LARRAÍN (18)  £19.99
    Contains 'Santiago 73/Post Mortem' (2010) is set in 1973 during the last days of the rule of soon-to-be-overthrown President Salvador Allende. & 'Tony Manero' (2008) is a crime drama set in late 1970s Chile during the early years of the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

MAR ADENTRO/SEA INSIDE (PG) 2004 SPAIN    AMENABAR,  ALEJANDRO         £19.99
 The real-life story of the paralysed Ramon Sampedro, who fought a 30 year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.

MISS BALA (15) 2011 MEXICO   NARANJO, GERARDO        £19.99
   
Mexican thriller about a poor Tijuana salesgirl who dreams of winning the local beauty pageant. However, she  becomes embroiled in a nightmare world of organised crime when she witnesses the massacre of American anti-narcotics agents at a nightclub.

LA NANA/MAID (15) CHILE  2009    SILVA, SEBASTIAN     £15.99
    Comedy drama exploring the subtle and complex dynamics at work between a well-meaning family and their servant.

NOSTALGIA DE LA LUZ/NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT (12A) 2010 CHILE  GUZMÁN, PATRICIO    £15.99
   
Cinematic essay set in Chile's Atacama desert. A meditation on time, space, astronomy and history, the film follows astronomers and archaeologists at work in the desert. Meanwhile, a group of women sift through the sand nearby searching for evidence of the bodies of their loved ones, political prisoners held in concentration camps run by Pinochet's regime.

LOS OLVIDADOS  (15) MEXICO  1950    BUNUEL,  LUIS    £12.99
    Mexican drama about a street gang in Mexico City

NO (15) 2012    CHILE    LARRAÍN, PABLO        £19.99
    Academy Award-nominated political drama set against the backdrop of the Chilean national plebiscite of 1988. Forced to hold a referendum due to external pressures, the Chilean dictator, Augusto Pinochet, allowed both sides of the debate a 15-minute slot on TV to argue for and against his rule. Rene Saavedra, here portrayed by Gael García Bernal, was the advertising executive who led the 'no' campaign and was forced to deal with pressures himself while doing so.
PELO MALO (15)  VENEZUELA   2013      RONDÓN, MARIANA   £15.99
    Nine-year-old Junior  decides he wants to look like a popstar for his school yearbook photograph.  His music loving grandmother encourages his fixation with his appearance.  This puts him at odds with his mother who want him to be more ‘macho’.
SOUTH OF THE BORDER (E) 2009    STONE, OLIVER IN ENGLISH   £14.99
   
Road trip documentary assessing the current political climate in South America. The film includes interviews with seven Latin American presidents: Hugo Chavez (Venezuela), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador) and Raul Castro (Cuba).

LA TETA ASUSTADA/MILK OF SORROW (12A) PERU 2009    LLOSA, CLAUDIA    £14.99
 
   Set in the wake of the brutal atrocities that ravaged Peru throughout the 1980s, the film tells the story of a young woman traumatised by the experiences of her mother during that period.

EL VIOLIN (15) 2005  MEXICO VARGAS, FRANCISCO        £19.99
 An old farmer and violinist, smuggles  ammunition to the guerilla movement beneath the noses of government troops.

VOCES INOCENTES/INNOCENT VOICES  (12)   2004 MEXICO    MANDOKI, LUIS   £19.99
  Set in El Salvador in the 1980s, an eleven-year-old boy who suddenly becomes the’man of the house’ after his father abandons the family in the middle of a civil war
LA ZONA (15)  2007  MEXICO PLA, RODRIGO   £19.99
 
The film is  set in a privileged gated community in central Mexico City which, when they catch an intruder the residents decide to brandish their own form of justice.

SOME POPULAR SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICAN FILMS

ABEL (15) 2010 MEXICO        LUNA, DIEGO        £15.99
    
Diego Luna directs this Mexican drama about the family life of a boy with learning difficulties.
FAMILIA RODANTE (15) 2004 ARGENTINA  TRAPERO, PABLO       £19.99
 
Comic and charming road movie about four generations of a family.
ALAMAR     (U) 2009 MEXICO         GONZALEZ-RUBIO,  PEDRO    £15.99
    
Mexican filmmaker Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio directs this part film/part documentary set on Banco Chinchorro, the second largest coral reef in the world, which lies just off the Mexican coast.
COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE/LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (15) MEXICO 1993 ARAU, ALFONSO     £15.99
 Mexico’s biggest international hit, based on Laura Esquivel’s novel, it’s a  captivating comic fairy tale of  romance, repression, revolution and cooking.

CONEJO EN LA LUNA/RABBIT ON THE MOON(15)  2004 MEXICO JORGE RAMÍREZ SUÁREZ  £15.99
 Tense  thriller, in which a young couple  find themselves caught up  in a political assassination.
NERUDA (15) 2016 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO £12.99
   Set in Santiago in 1948, Gael García Bernal plays inspector Oscar Peluchonneau, who is looking to arrest the poet Pablo Neruda for denouncing the Chilean government.  However on meeting Peluchonneau,  Neruda strikes up an unexpected friendship with the inspector,  inspiring Neruda  to pen a collection of poems. The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
NUEVE REINAS/NINE QUEENS (15) ARGENTINA 2001  BIELINSKY, FABIAN       £19.99
 
Taut heist thriller set in Buenos Aires.
RUDO Y CURSI (15) 2008 MEXICO CUARÓN, CARLOS £17.99    
 
   Two brothers have a simple dream of saving enough money to build their mother her dream house. But fate has other plans as bitterness brews between them.
¿TE ACUERDAS DE LAKE TAHOE?/LAKE TAHOE (12) 2008 MEXICO  EIMBCKE, FERNANDO  £15.99
    
Juan car crashes and as he is stranded in a small town he makes  tentative connections with the people he has met and is finally able to find the strength to face up to a recent family tragedy. 
WHISKY (15) 2004 URUGUAY  REBELLA, JUAN PABLO        £19.99
 Intoxicating deadpan comedy which has won international acclaim.

SPANISH, PORTUGUESE AND LATIN AMERICAN LGBT FILMS ON DVD

20 CENTÍMETROS/20 CENTIMETRES (18) 2005 SPAIN SALAZAR, RAMON £19.99
  Transvestite yearns to become a transsexual and dreams up elaborate musical numbers in which she’s the star.
AMOR ETERNO/EVERLASTING LOVE (18) 2014 SPAIN  FORÉS, MARÇAL   £15.99
 Gay school language teacher  Carlos has a relationship with Toni, one of his teenage student.  However when Carlos  wants to end the relationship Toni is stricken with heartache and jealousy as the film takes a dark turn. 
AUSENTE/ABSENT (15) 2011 ARGENTINA BERGER, MARCO £14.99
  Argentinean drama exploring the developing tension between a 16-year-old boy and the swimming instructor he has a crush on.
AYA ARCOS (18) 2014   BRAZIL MOLL,  MAXIMILIAN IN PORTUGUESE   £15.99
   Successful, middle-aged writer Edu (César Augusto) falls in love with a young male prostitute, Fabio (Daniel Passi).  Unable and unwilling to demand that stops being a prostitute, Edu attempts to block Fabio’s lifestyle and submit to his emotions.
COMO UNA NOVIA SIN SEXO /BROMANCE (15) 2016 ARGENTINA  SANTA ANA, LUCAS   £15.99 
  1996 and four teenage friends are on a champing trip in a remote part of Argentina. Juli, the only girl in the group,  notices that the boys seem to have a closer relationship than what she would consider ‘normal’.  A trip that began as a simple fun getaway now forces the them all  to confront their sexuality.
EL CUARTO DE LEO/LEO’S ROOM (15) 2009 ARGENTINA BUCHICHIO, ENRIQUE £15.99
  Touching and sensitive story of a young gay man coming to terms with his own sexuality.
CUATRO LUNAS/FOUR MOONS (18) 2014 SPAIN  TOVAR VELARDE,  SERGIO   £15.99
   Collection of four stories  exploring love and acceptance between men as four different stages in the lunar cycle. 
DE CHICA EN CHICA/GIRL GETS GIRL (18) 2015 SPAIN  SEBASTIÁN, SONIA £15.99 
   Delicious camp comedy telenovela based on the successful online Spanish TV series.  After living for nine years in Miami, Inés return home to Madrid and  turns up at her ex Verónica's house, where a party is in full swing.  Now is the time for Inés to face up to her past mistakes, like leaving her pregnant girlfriend Verónica at the altar. 
DISHOUNOURED BODIES - JUANMA CARRILLO SHORTS (18) 2012 SPAIN £15.99
     Collection of nine intriguing short films from Spain’s most exciting queer filmmaker.
DO LADO DE FORA/BOYS IN BRAZIL (E) 2014 BRAZIL   CARVALHO, ALEXANDRE IN PORTUGUESE £15.99
 After a  homophobic attack  four friends vow to  reveal the truth about their sexuality within the following year. However, in this Brazilian comedy, they all  find it difficult to fulfil their promise.
ESCONDIDAS/HIDDEN AWAY (15) 2014 SPAIN  RUEDA, M.  £14.99
   Set in Bilbao, a 14-year-old Moroccan immigrant Ibrahim strikes up a friendship with local teenager Rafa who is fed up  of his classmates' persistent attempts to get him a girlfriend. The pair find themselves having to suppress their desires as their burgeoning relationship clashes with the ideologies of those around them.
ESTEROS (15)   2016 ARENTINA   CUROTTO,  PAPU £15.99
  Matias and Jeronimo have know each other since childhood and have developed feels for each other.  However Matias's father accept a job in Brazil to break up their relationship.  Ten years later  Matías, along with his girlfriend, return to Argentina.  On meeting his old friend Jerónimo, the two men still find they have passionate feelings for one another. 
FERIADO/HOLIDAY (15) 20154 ECUADOR   ARAUJO, DIEGO £15.99
    Set during the collapse of Ecuador’s banking system of 1999,  16 year old Juan Pablo travels to a remote town  in  the Andes to visit his uncle who, with his family, is involved with the  banking scandal. Here Juan strikes up a fragile romance with Juano, a  heavy metal and motorcycles fan, and finds himself  in an honest, independent world separate from the corrupt of his family
FRESA Y CHOCOLATE/STRAWBERRY AND CHOCOLATE (18) 1993 CUBA GUTIERREZ ALEA, TOMAS £13.99
  David (Vladimir Cruz) is an uptight macho communist student who meets Diego (Jorge Perugorría), an extravagant gay artist with an irreverent attitude to Castro. Appalled by Diego’s attitude, David decides that it is his duty to convert him, and a friendship is born.
FUERA DE CARTA/CHEF’S SPECIAL (15) 2008 SPAIN VELILLA,NACHO £15.99
  Comedy about a chef who is running a busy restaurant, being reunited with his estranged children , having a  blossoming gay romance and now the Michelin Guide food critic is coming to review his restaurant.
FUTURO BEACH (15) 2014 PORTUGAL AÏNOUZ,KARIM £15.99
  After failing to save a tourist from drowning at Futuro beach in Fortaleza, lifeguard Donato (Moura) moves from his home in Portugal to Berlin to pursue a new life with the victim's friend Konrad (Schick).
HABITACIÓN EN ROMA/ROOM IN ROME (18) 2010 MEDEM, JULIO DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY- £22.99
Julio Medem writes and directs this sensual drama about two lesbian women who meet in Rome and  decide to spend the night together in a hotel room.
HOJE EU QUERO VOLTAR SOZINHO/THE WAY HE LOOKS (12) 2014 PORTUGAL RIBEIRO, DANIEL £14.99
  Blind teenager Leonardo seeks independence from his overbearing parents and befriends Giovana, who looks out for him . Soon the two young men begin to realise they have more than just friendly feelings for one another.
JESS AND JAMES (18) 2015 ARGENTINA  GIRALT, SANTIAGO £15.99
  After hooking up with James (Nicolás Romeo), 23-year-old bohemian Jess (Martin Karich) sets out on a 
road trip across rural Argentina  to reunite with Jess' estranged brother
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (15) 1985 BRAZIL BABENCO, HECTOR IN ENGLISH 
DVD -  £15.99   BLU RAY - £19.99
  Gay Luis (William Hurt ) shares a prison cell political activist Valentin (Raul Julia) and they pass the time acting out scenes from films and Valentin reminisces on a past affair with a wealthy woman.
LA MALA EDUCACIÓN/BAD EDUCATION (15) 2004 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99
  Semi-autobiographical melodrama follows the intertwining stories of two boys who fall in love at an abusive Catholic school. The film follows the lives of two boys growing up through the 70s and 80s, in pre and post-Franco Spain.
MAPA PARA CONVERSAR/A MAP FOR LOVE (15)  2012   CHILE    CONSTANZA,  FERNÁNDEZ    £14.99
    Lesbian single mother Roberta (Moro Andrea) lives with her young son in Santiago and spends most of her time working or focusing on the raising of her child while being  romantically involved with  Javiera (Francisca Bernardi). 

Roberta is determined that her mother meet Javiera so she arranges a boat trip for the three women to spend some time together, but through a number of heated confrontations she learns a lot about where she has come from and where she is perhaps destined to go...
MI ULTIMO ROUND/MY LAST ROUND (15) 2011 CHILE ARRIAGADA, JULIO JORQUERA £14.99
Retired boxer Octavio (Roberto Farías) is fighting a losing battle against time as his health has begun to deteriorate.When he meets Hugo (Héctor Morales), a young troubled man, they strike up a rapport that quickly turns into something neither of them expected.
LA NOCHE (18) 2016 ARGENTINA  CASTRO, EDUARDO  £15.99
  Set in Argentina’s capital after dusk, this explicit and controversial film is about a  middle-aged homosexual man who’s entire existence is seemingly devoted to sessions of drink, drugs and sex. The film offers a feel of the soulless monotony of life on the oppressed outskirts of society.
O HOMEM DO FUTURO/MAN FROM THE FUTURE (12) 2011 BRAZIL  TORRES, CLÁUDIO IN PORTUGUESE £12.99
   Time-travelling comedy about a scientist  seizing the opportunity to travel back 20 years in time to a humiliating college party in an attempt to rewrite his future.
PLAN B (15) ARGENTINE 2009 BERGER, MARCO £15.99
  Set in Buenos Aires, this witty romantic comedy, confronts our expectations by testing the boundaries of gender and social demarcations. In so doing, the film invites us to explore contemporary ideas of freedom and desire, and to question what it means to play with love.
ROMEU & ROMEU: PART 1 (15)  2016   BRAZIL MENDONÇA, JONATHAN £15.99
 Five episodes from this modern day Brazilian adaption of Romeo & Juliet. Ramon Monteiro (João Mesquita) and Rômulo Campelo (Arthur Chermont) represent the two feuding families,  who both start off hating each other but then fall in love which each other.
SPINNIN’ (15) 2007 SPAIN PASTRANA, EUSEBIO £15.99
  Set in 1990s Madrid, committed gay couple Garate and Omar want to have a child and approach their various female acquaintances to find the right surrogate mother for their potential offspring.
TAEKWONDO (18) 2016 ARGENTINA   BERGER, M/FARINA, M
  Fernando (Lucas Papa) invites a gym buddy German (Gabriel Epstein) to join a  group of his male friends for a relaxing, summer getaway without their respective girlfriends.  However German is infatuated with Fernando questions how long he can or should conceal his true self.
TATUAGEM/TATTOO (15) 2013 BRAZIL  LACERDA, HILTON IN PORTUGUESE £15.99
   Set Recife in 1978 with Brazil under the rule of a  military dictatorship,  Clécio Wanderley runs an anarchist theatrical group that practices political resistance through anarchy and mockery.  However Wanderley’s life changes when he falls in love with an 18 year old soldier.
TE PROMETO ANARQUÍA/I PROMISE YOU ANARCHY (18) 2015 MEXICO CORDÓN, JULIO HERNÁNDEZ 15.99
  Teenage skateboarder from a middle-class Miguel and his lover fellow skater Johnny naively become involved in the illegal blood trade in Mexico City
TODO SOBRE MI MADRE/ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (15) 1999 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99
  On the death of her son a single mother goes to find the boys father,
a transvestite named Lola who does not know he had a child
VELOCIRAPTOR (18) 2014 SPAIN QUINTERO, CHUCHO E £15.99
  With the Earth facing an impending apocalypse, two young gay friends Álex (Pablo Mezz) and Diego (Carlos Hendrick Huber) wander around town conversing about their lives and differing sexualities in this exploration of what it means to be a young man, exploring male friendship and desire.
VIS A VIS/LOCKED UP: SERIES 1 (15) 2014   SPAIN £34.99
  All eleven episodes from the Spanish drama set in a women's prison.   In prison, Macarena finds it hard to adjust to life with her fellow inmates, including the facility's most dangerous criminal Zulema (Najwa Nimri), but quickly realises she must try her best to adapt and learn to navigate the prison's various power structures if she is to survive her time behind bars.
VIVA (15) 2015 CUBA/IRELAND   BREATHNACH, PADDY   £19.99
  Cuban make-up artist Jesus becomes a drag artist but when he takes to the stage his estranged father, ex-boxer Angel , shows up and soon makes it clear that he disagrees with his son's lifestyle. Can he learn to accept Jesus over time?
WHO’S AFRAID OF VAGINA WOLF? (15) 2013 USA ALBELO, ANNA MARGARITA IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH £15.99
All-female romantic comedy about a struggling gay film-maker Anna who is suffering a midlife crisis. However on meeting feminist Katia, she tries to impress her by staging a remake of Edward Albee’s play ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’and casting Katia and her other friends in the play.

ITALIAN DVDS BY THEMES

NEO-REALISM

L'ALBERO DEGLI ZOCCOLI /TREE OF WOODEN CLOGS (12)  1978 ITALY OLMI, ERMANNO   DUAL FORMAT DVD - BLU RAY          £24.99
 Palme d’Or winning Neo Realist  film about 19th Century peasants struggle for survival through the cycle of seasons and the cycle of  life. The backbreaking work, the loves, marriages, births and deaths, the blind belief in  faith and superstition. 
BELLISSIMA   (PG)     ITALY 1951  VISCONTI, LUCHINO          £19.99 
 A mother hatches unrealistic plans for her daughter’s show business career when a
famous director comes to town and starts casting the role of a young girl for his movie.

LADRI DI BICICLETTE/BICYCLE THIEVES (U) 1948  ITALY       SICA, VITTORIO DE        £17.99
 
Oscar winning story of a poor man whose bicycle is stolen and he and his son search Rome for it.
MIRACOLO A MILANO/MIRACLE IN MILAN (U) 1950  ITALY       SICA, VITTORIO DE  THREE DISC SET     £24.99
 
Captivating fable about an orphan who helps the homeless of post war Milan to regain  their self-respect.
NEO-REALIST BOXSET   (12) 1945-53   ITALY        £34.99   
 Includes Rome, Open City (Rossellini), Miracle In Milan (De Sica), Bicycle Thieves (De Sica), Umberto D (De Sica) and I Vitelloni (Fellini).
LA NOTTE  (12) 1961 ITALY  ANTONIONI,  MICHELANGELO     £19.99
   
 A married couple are living in crisis. He is a renowned author and ‘public intellectual’; she is ‘the wife’.

OSSESSIONE (PG) 1942 B/W  ITALY VISCONTI,  LUCHINO             £19.99
     
Based on James Cain’s book the Postman always rings   Twice.  A remarkable debut film.
ROMA, CITTÀ APERTA/ROME, OPEN CITY (PG) 1946 ITALY B/W    ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO   £17.99
     
Based on the true story of Don Morosi, a priest and  resistance worker shot by the  Germans .
SCIUSCIÀ' (RAGAZZI)/SHOESHINE (12) ITALY 1946   SICA, DE, VITTORIO      £19.99
     
Filmed in postwar Rome and inspired by the real stories of those struggling to overcome the oppressive forces of a corrupt and ineffective political system.

LA STRADA (PG) 1954 ITALY  B/W   FELLINI, FEDERICO        £19.99
     Fellini uses the metaphor of a journey to explore the meaning and  purpose of life during the shooting  of Satyricon.
STROMBOLI (PG) 1949 ITALY    ROSSELLINI,
ROBERTO         £19.99
    Ingrid Bergman stars as Karin, a Second World War refugee who marries an Italian fisherman to escape from a displaced person's camp. Dual format dvd and Blu-Ray.
LA TERRA TREMA (PG) 1948 ITALY B/W LUCHINO VISCONTI               £19.99
 Account of the tough life led by Sicilian fishermen.

UMBERTO D. (U) 1953 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE            £19.99
 Film about  a retired civil servant and how he manages  to survive on his  inadequate pension.
I VITELLONI (PG) 1953 B/W  ITALY  FELLINI, FEDERICO           £19.99
     Story of five layabouts of which one manages to break away and go to Rome.
 

ITALIAN LGBT FILMS ON DVD

COME NON DETTO/TELL NO ONE (15) 2012    ITALY  SILVESTRINI, I.    £15.99
    Mattia (Josafat Vagni) is planning on joining his boyfriend Eduard (Jose Dammert) in setting up home in Madrid.  All he needs to do now is inform his parents that he is gay.
IL COMPLEANNO/DAVID'S BIRTHDAY (15) 2009 ITALY     FILIBERTI, MARCO    £15.99
    Gay-themed Italian drama following Matteo (Massimo Poggio), a married psychoanalyst who is tempted by a beautiful younger man. 
IMPROVVISAMENTE L'INVERNO SCORSO/SUDDENLY LAST WINTER (15) 2008 ITALY    HOFER, G/RAGAZZI, L    £12.99    
    2007, the shared private life of Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi was turned upside down. The Italian government had presented a 
draft law that acknowledged the legal rights of unmarried and gay couples, prompting a wave of ferocious homophobia throughout Italy.  
MINE VAGANTI/LOOSE CANNONS (12A) 2010 ITALY OZPETEK,  FERZAN        £17.99
    
The two sons to the successful pasta-making Cantone family are both gay.  As the elder sons sexual orientation is  subsequently revealed, he is cast from the family and in turn the younger son withholds  his own revelations and step into the family business he has spent his life trying to get away from.
NÉ GIULIETTA NÉ ROMEO/A LITTLE LUST (15)    2015 ITALY   PIVETTI. VERONICA £15.99
   A bullying incident at school forces 16-year-old Rocco Bordin (Andrea Amato)  to come out to his parents liberal middle-class parents, who find it hard to come to terms with the news.   Luckily Rocco’s close friends stand by him and join him in running away from home  see their favourite singer in concert in this comedy drama.
NON ACCETTARE I SOGNI DAGLI SCONOSCIUTI/WATER BOYS (18) 2015 ITALY   CUZZILLO, ROBERTO £15.99
 Under Russian anti-gay laws Italian swimmer Massimo meets interpreter Vladimir at a St. Petersburg swimming competition.   The two men fall in love, but face cultural differences which impacts on their relationship.
UN BACIO /ONE KISS (15) 2016 ITALY  COTRONEO, IVAN £15.99
 At his new school outrageous and flamboyant Lorenzo befriends Blu  who has also been shunned by her peers after an end-of-term scandal. Along with basketball player Antonio the trio united to fight back against their bullying peers.

FILMS ABOUT ADOLESCENCE AND CHILDHOOD

ALLA LUCE DEL SOLE/COME INTO THE LIGHT (15) 2014 ITALY FAENZA, ROBERTO £12.99
A priest from Palermo fights against the local Mafia to save young children and teenagers from becoming involved in a life of crime.
BELLISSIMA (PG) ITALY 1951 VISCONTI, LUCHINO £19.99
A mother hatches unrealistic plans for her daughter’s show business career when a famous director comes to town and starts casting the role of a young girl for his movie.
IO E TE/ME AND YOU (15) 2013 ITALY BERTOLUCCI, BERNARDO DVD - £15.99 BLU-RAY - £19.99
Italian adolescent drama directed by legendary Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci.
LADRI DI BICICLETTE/BICYCLE THIEVES  (U) 1948 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE £15.99
Oscar winning story of a poor man whose bicycle is stolen and he and his son search Rome for it.
LIBERO (15) 2006 ITALY STUART, KIM ROSSI £19.99
Moving coming-of-age drama.
LE MERAVIGLIE/WONDERS (15) 2014 ITALY ROHRWACHER, ALICE £17.99
12-year-old Gelsomina practically runs the family's isolation beekeeping business living in a strange secluded world that her father has constructed around the family to protect it from "the end of the world
MIRACOLO A MILANO/MIRACLE IN MILAN (U) 1950 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE £17.99
Captivating fable about an orphan who helps the homeless of post war Milan to regain their self-respect.
NUOVO CINEMA PARADISO/CINEMA PARADISO (PG) 1988 ITALY TORNATORE, GUISEPPE £19.99
The story of a wise old cinema projectionist’s influence on the life of small town Sicilian boy.
PADRE PADRONE ( 15) ITALY 1977 TAVIANI, V & P £15.99
Based on the autobiography by Gavino Ledda, who at the age of six was taken from school into the mountains where his father enslaved him as a shepherd. Gavino eventually broke free discovering the outside world and his own identity within it.
IL POSTO (U) 1961 ITALY OLMI, ERMANNO £12.99
This comedy drama is the feature-length debut of Italian film maker Ermanno Olmi. Teenager Domenico Cantoni (Sandro Panseri) is forced to abandon his education when his family is in desperate need of money.

FASCISM AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN ITALY

LA CIOCIARA /TWO WOMEN (15) 1960 ITALY DE SICA, VITTORIO DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
1943 a woman and her teenage daughter travel form war torn Rome to her native village of Ciociaria. When the allies arrive they travel back to Rome and experience the horrors of war that they had hoped to escape.
PAISÀ (PG) 1946 ITALY B/W ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO £19.99
Rossellini's account of the liberation of Italy during World War II, told in six chapters. In each chapter a different view of the liberation is given.
ROMA, CITTÀ APERTA/ROME, OPEN CITY (PG) 1946 ITALY B/W ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO £19.99
A landmark of Italian Neorealism, which is based on the true story of Don Morosi, a priest and resistance worker shot by the Germans
STROMBOLI, LAND OF GOD (PG) 1949 ITALY ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO £19.99
Ingrid Bergman stars as Karin, a Second World War refugee who marries an Italian fisherman to escape from a displaced person's camp.
UNA GIORNATA PARTICOLARE/A SPECIAL DAY (12) 1977 ITALY SCOLA, ETTORE DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
Set in 1938, at the time of the first meeting between Hitler and Mussolini, Antonietta (Sophia Loren) stays at home while her fascist husband goes off to see his idols. As their building empties to see the dictators parade through the streets, Antonietta strikes up a friendship with her mysterious neighbour Gabriele (Marcello Mastroianni ). This relationship will radically alter both of their outlooks on life.
VINCERE (15) ITALY 2009 BELLOCCHIO, MARCO DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
Based on the true story of Benito Mussolini's secret first wife and son, who were hidden away by the fascist Italian leader and both went on to die in insane asylums.
LA VITA È BELLA/LIFE IF BEAUTIFUL (PG) 1998 ITALY ROBERTO BENIGNI £19.99
Oscar winning film about a charming but bumbling Jewish waiter who must rely on his strengths to protect his family during the Second World War. 

CRIME DRAMAS

1992 (18) 2015 ITALY £19.99
All ten episodes of the Italian political drama following six people whose lives are changed dramatically in the wake of the 'Clean Hands' investigation into political corruption in Italy.
L'AMBIZIOSO/THE CLIMBER (15) 1975 ITALY SQUITIERI, PASQUALE DUAL FORMAT DVD - BLU RAY £24.99
Aldo is a young ambitious smuggler who is looking to make a name for himself in the criminal underworld. However when the local crime boss cheats him, Aldo decides to forms his own gang to get his revenge.
ANGELA (15) 2002 ITALY TORRE, ROBERTA £19.99
Based on a true story the film looks at the Mafia from a female perspective.
ATTACCO ALLO STATO/POLITICAL TARGET (15) 2006 ITALY SOAVI, MICHELE £15.99
Crime drama, about the murder of two political advisors.
IL COMMISSARIO DE LUCA/INSPECTOR DE LUCA (15) 2008 ITALY FRAZZI, ANTONIO £19.99
Drama series based on the mystery novels by Carlo Lucarelli. Set in Bologna between 1938 and 1948.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION ONE (15) ITALY £19.99
Four episodes of the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri. The episodes are: 'The Snack Thief', 'The Voice of the Violin', 'The Shape of Water' and 'The Mystery of the Terracotta Dog'.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION TWO (15) ITALY £24.99
Four episodes of the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri. The episodes are: 'The Artist's Touch', 'A Trip to Tindari', 'The Sense of Touch', 'Montalbano's Croquettes', 'The Scent of the Night' and 'The Cat and the Goldfinch'.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION THREE (15) ITALY £19.99
Four episodes of the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri. The episodes are: 'Turning Point', 'Equal Time', 'The Spider's Patience' and 'Find the Lady'.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION FOUR (15) ITALY £19.99
Features 'August Flame', 'The Wings of the Sphinx', 'Track of Sand' and 'Paper Moon'..
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION FIVE (15) ITALY £19.99
Features 'The Age of Doubt', 'The Gull's Dance', 'The Potter's Field' and 'Treasure Hunt'.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION. SIX (15) ITALY £19.99
Features 'Angelica's Smile', 'Hall of Mirrors', 'A Voice in the Night' and 'A Ray of Light'.
IL COMMISSARIO NARDONE/INSPECTOR NARDONE (15) 2012 ITALY £19.99
Crime series set in postwar Milan.
CORLEONE: THE COMPLETE SERIES (15) 2007 ITALY £34.99
Italian TV drama series depicting the life of Mafia crime boss Salvatore 'Totò' Riina,
GOMORRAH (15) 2008 ITALY GARRONE, MATTEO DVD - £19.99 BLU-RAY - £24.99
Based on the book by Roberto Saviano, Garrone's crime epic is a powerful indictment of the corruption that is plaguing the communities of Naples and Caserta in modern-day Italy
GOMORRAH: THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE (15) 2004 ITALY £29.99
All 12 episodes from the Italian crime drama starring Marco D'Amore and Fortunato Cerlino.
GOMORRAH: THE COMPLETE SEASON TWO (15) 2016 ITALY £28.99
Second season of the Italian crime drama set in Naples where warring crime families compete for underworld supremacy.
NEBBIE E DELITTI/FOG AND CRIMES: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (15) 2005 ITALY £19.99
Crime drama set in the tranquil countryside of Northern Italy, Police Chief Soneri (Luca Barbareschi) works together with his team to solve a series of gruesome and disturbing mysteries that occur in the wealthy surrounding area.
NEBBIE E DELITTI/FOG AND CRIMES: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (15) 2006 ITALY £19.99
Second Season of the Italian TV crime drama in the wealthy surrounding of rural northern Italy.
NEBBIE E DELITTI/FOG AND CRIMES: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON (15) 2007 ITALY £19.99
In the tranquil countryside of Northern Italy, Police Chief Soneri and is team work together to solve a series of gruesome and disturbing mysteries that occur in the wealthy area.
ROMANZO CRIMINALE: SEASON 1 (15) ITALY 2005 £12.99
The complete first season of the Italian crime drama based on the novel by Italian judge Giancarlo De Cataldo.
ROMANZO CRIMINALE: SEASON 2 (18) 2010 ITALY £19.99
All ten episodes from the second season of the Italian crime drama based on the novel by Italian judge Giancarlo De Cataldo.
SUBURRA (18) 2015 ITALY SOLLIMA, STEFANO DVD - £17.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
Based on the novel by Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini, this Italian thriller stars Claudio Amendola as Samurai, a gangster with dreams of turning Rome's waterfront town Suburra into the new Las Vegas.
THE YOUNG MONTALBANO: COLLECTION ONE (15) 2012 ITALY £24.99
First collection of episodes from the spin-off series of the Italian drama ‘Inspector Montalbano’, based on the novels by Andrea Camilleri.
THE YOUNG MONTALBANO: COLLECTION TWO (15) 20126 ITALY £17.99
Second collection of episodes based on the novels by Andrea Camilleri. 

POLITICAL FILMS

ADRIANO OLIVETTI (U) 2013 ITALY SOAVI, MICHELE £12.99
Biopic about Adriano Olivett, the Italian engineer, politician and industrialist who reinvested his earnings for the benefits of the whole society in his "community movement" and had a mission to restore the Italian economy after World War Two.
BUONGIORNO, NOTTE/GOOD MORNING, NIGHT (15) 2003 ITALY BELLOCCHIO, MARCO £19.99
Based on the dramatic true story of the kidnapping of Italy’s former Prime Minister Aldo Moro in 1978.
DIAZ - NON PULIRE QUESTO SANGUE/DIAZ - DON'T CLEAN UP THIS BLOOD (15) ITALY VICARI, DANIELE DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY - £15.99
Dramatic reconstruction of the bloody police raid against the activists and journalists sheltering in the Arnando Diaz School in Genoa at the end of the 2001 G8 summit.
LE MANI SULLA CITTÀ (15) 1963 ITALY ROSSI, FRANCESCO £19.99
Intense political dramas about civic corruption in post-war Naples.
UCCELLACCI E UCCELLINI/HAWKS AND SPARROWS (PG) 1966 ITALY PASOLINI, PIER PAOLO £23.99
Palme d'or"-nominated anarchic comedy depicts the adventures of two men and a talking crow – a picaresque fable that lampoons politics, religion, and the legacy of neorealism. DVD edition from a new HD master.

FILMS SET IN SOUTHERN ITALY

BAARIA (15) 2010 ITALIAN TORNATORE, GIUSEPPE £19.99
Sumptuously-filmed, semi-autobiographical drama by Sicilian director Giuseppe Tornatore ('Cinema Paradiso'). The film follows three generations of men in Tornatore's picturesque hometown of Bagheria, known as 'Baaria' by its natives.
IO NON HO PAURA/I'M NOT SCARED (15) 2003 ITALY SALVATORES, GABRIELE £19.99
Set in the isolated southern Italian countryside in the late 1970s, this menacing suspense thriller tells the story through the eyes of ten-year-old Michele .
MALENA (15) ITALY 2001 TORNATORE, GUISEPPE £19.99
Set in a sleepy Italian village in World War II young Renato Amorso discovers the story of the mysterious and beautiful Melina.
LE MANI SULLA CITTÀ (15) 1963 ITALY ROSSI, FRANCESCO £19.99
Intense political dramas about civic corruption in post-war Naples.
NUOVO CINEMA PARADISO/CINEMA PARADISO (PG) 1988 ITALY TORNATORE, GUISEPPE £19.99
The story of a wise old cinema projectionist’s influence on the life of small town Sicilian boy.
LE QUATTRO VOLTE (U) 2010 ITALY FRAMMARTINO, MICHELANGELO £15.99
An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He is sick, and believes to find his medicine in the dust he collects on the church floor, which he drinks in his water every day. A beautiful and poetic vision of the revolving cycles of life and nature in the unbroken traditions of a timeless place.
LA TERRA TREMA (PG) 1948 ITALY B/W LUCHINO VISCONTI £19.99
Account of the tough life led by Sicilian fishermen.
TRE FRATELLI/THREE BROTHERS (12) 1981 ITALY FRANCESCO, ROSI DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY-DVD £19.99
Following their mother's passing, three brothers return to their father's home in southern Italy to try come to terms with their grief, each brother must also tackle personal problems of their own.

LITERARY ADAPTATIONS ON DVD

FAI BEI SOGNI/SWEET DREAMS (12A) 2016 ITALY BELLOCCHIO, MARCO £19.99
Adapted from Massimo Gramellini's novel, middle-aged reporter Massimowho is still troubled mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of his mother when he was a child. He now needs to confront his traumatic past
IL COMMISSARIO DE LUCA/INSPECTOR DE LUCA (15) 2008 ITALY FRAZZI, ANTONIO £19.99
Drama series based on the mystery novels by Carlo Lucarelli. Set in Bologna between 1938 and 1948.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION ONE (15)    ITALY £19.99
Four episodes of the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri. The episodes are: 'The Snack Thief', 'The Voice of the Violin', 'The Shape of Water' and 'The Mystery of the Terracotta Dog'.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION TWO (15) ITALY £24.99
Four episodes of the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri. The episodes are: 'The Artist's Touch', 'A Trip to Tindari', 'The Sense of Touch', 'Montalbano's Croquettes', 'The Scent of the Night' and 'The Cat and the Goldfinch'.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION THREE (15) ITALY £19.99
Four episodes of the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri. The episodes are: 'Turning Point', 'Equal Time', 'The Spider's Patience' and 'Find the Lady'.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION FOUR (15) ITALY £19.99
Features 'August Flame', 'The Wings of the Sphinx', 'Track of Sand' and 'Paper Moon'..
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION FIVE (15) ITALY £19.99
Features 'The Age of Doubt', 'The Gull's Dance', 'The Potter's Field' and 'Treasure Hunt'.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION. SIX (15) ITALY £19.99
Features 'Angelica's Smile', 'Hall of Mirrors', 'A Voice in the Night' and 'A Ray of Light'.
IL COMMISSARIO NARDONE/INSPECTOR NARDONE (15) 2012 ITALY £19.99
Crime series set in postwar Milan.
IL COMPLEANNO/DAVID'S BIRTHDAY (15) 2009 ITALY FILIBERTI, MARCO £15.99
Gay-themed Italian drama following Matteo (Massimo Poggio), a married psychoanalyst who is tempted by a beautiful younger man.
FAI BEI SOGNI/SWEET DREAMS (12A) 2016 ITALY BELLOCCHIO, MARCO £19.99
Adapted from Massimo Gramellini's novel, middle-aged reporter Massimowho is still troubled mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of his mother when he was a child. He now needs to confront his traumatic past.
IL GATTOPARDO/LEOPARD (PG) 1963 ITALY Visconti, LUCHINO £19.99
Film based Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s best-selling novel.
L’INNOCENTE (15) ITALY 1976 VISCONTI, LUCHINO £15.99
Luchino Visconti’s last film is a costume drama set in the 1890s and based on a novella by Gabrielle d'Annunzio about the chauvinistic aristocratic, Tullio Hermil.
Tullio flaunts his mistress to his wife but is shaken to his core when he discovers his wife is having an affair.
OSSESSIONE (PG) 1942 B/W ITALY VISCONTI, LUCHINO £19.99
Based on James Cain’s book the Postman always rings Twice. A remarkable debut film.
ROMANZO CRIMINALE: SEASON 1 (15) ITALY 2005 £12.99
The complete first season of the Italian crime drama based on the novel by Italian judge Giancarlo De Cataldo.
ROMANZO CRIMINALE: SEASON 2 (18) 2010 ITALY £19.99
All ten episodes from the second season of the Italian crime drama based on the novel by Italian judgeGiancarlo De Cataldo.
LA SCOMPARSA DI PATÒ/THE VANISHING OF PATO (15) 2010 ITALY MORTELLITI, ROCCO £19.99
Set in 1890 in the small town of Vigata, two rival private investigators are looking into the mysterious disappearance of an accountant in this film based on the novel by Andrea Camilleri.
SALO (18) ITALY 1975 PASOLINI , PIER PAOLO (TWO DISCS) £24.99
Controversial film based on the Marquis de Sade novel.
LA SCOMPARSA DI PATÒ/THE VANISHING OF PATO (15) 2010 ITALY MORTELLITI, ROCCO £19.99
Set in 1890 in the small town of Vigata, two rival private investigators are looking into the mysterious disappearance of an accountant in this film based on the novel by Andrea Camilleri.
SUBURRA (18) 2015 ITALY SOLLIMA, STEFANO DVD - £17.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
Based on the novel by Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini, this Italian thriller stars Claudio Amendola as Samurai, a gangster with dreams of turning Rome's waterfront town Suburra into the new Las Vegas.

PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN ITALIAN CINEMA

ACCATTONE/COMIZI D'AMORE (15) 1964 ITALY  PASOLINI, PIER PAOLO £23.99
    Double bill of features from the acclaimed Italian film maker, poet and intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini. 'Accattone' (1961) is a 
film about street life and prostitution that employs a near-documentary style and non-professional actors. 'Comizi d-amore' (1964) is a feature-length documentary in which Pasolini sets out to find out about Italian attitudes to sex.
ADUAE LE COMPAGNE
(15) 1961 ITALY PIETRANGELI, A. £19.99

Classic film about four prostitutes choose to open a restaurant until their past comes back to haunt them.
ANGELA (15) 2002 ITALY TORRE, ROBERTA £19.99
Based on a true story the film looks at the Mafia from a female perspective.
CUORE SACRO/SACRED HEART/ (15) ITALY 2005 OZPETEK,FERZAN £19.99
Irene is a workaholic property developer who takes on a restoration project that will force her to explore her past.
IL DESERTO ROSSO/RED DESERT (15) 1964 ITALY ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO £19.99
Woman who, on the verge of a nervous breakdown, struggles to discover meaning, peace and serenity within the desolate and industrialized town where she lives.
MAMMA ROMA (15) 1962 ITALY PASOLINI, PIER PAOLO £12.99
Drama following prostitute Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani), who longs to give up her solicitous trade and go straight.
MIA MADRE 2015 ITALY MORETTI, NANNI DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
Acclaimed film-maker Margherita (Margherita Buy) is on the verge of a breakdown whilst struggling to cope with her mother’s illness during the shooting of her latest film.
LE NOTTI DI CABIRIA/NIGHTS OF CABIRIA (PG) 1956 ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO £17.99
Story of a Rome prostitute who never loses her faith in humanity, regardless of what life throws at her.

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CHUNG KUO - CHINA (12) 1972 ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO IN ENGLISH £12.99
Documentary filmed in China during Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution. Making the best of government-imposed limitations, the film explores the country's culture and customs, visiting various cities including Beijing and Shanghai and sights such as The Great Wall, paying particular attention to the working-class people and the struggles they face.
IL DESERTO ROSSO/RED DESERT (15) 1964 ITALY ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO £19.99
Woman who, on the verge of a nervous breakdown, struggles to discover meaning, peace and serenity within the desolate and industrialized town where she lives.
L' ECLISSE (PG) ITALY 1962 ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO £17.99
Michelangelo Antonioni returns to his favorite themes: alienation and the difficulty of finding connections in an increasingly mechanized world.
IL GRIDO (12) 1957 ITALY ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO £19.99
When sugar refinery worker Aldo is jilted by his mistress he takes to the road with daughter in tow.
LA NOTTE (12) 1961 ITALY ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO £19.99
A married couple are living in crisis. He is a renowned author and ‘public intellectual’; she is ‘the wife’.
LE QUATTRE VOLTE (U) 2010 ITALY FRAMMARTINO, MICHELANGELO £15.99
An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He is sick, and
believes to find his medicine in the dust he collects on the church floor, which he drinks in his water every day. A beautiful and poetic vision of the revolving cycles of life and nature in the unbroken traditions of a timeless place.
LA SIGNORA SENZA CAMELIE (PG) 1953 ITALY ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU EDITION £22.99
Story of a shop worker named Clara who finds a chance casting in a small movie role develop into a full-blown career as screen-siren.

FEDERICO FELLINI

8 1/2 (15) 1963 ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO            £19.99
     Fellini records the life and fantasies of a noted filmmaker who is having artistic   difficulties completing a new project.  
AMARCORD (15)  1973  FELLINI, FEDERICO          £12.99
     The film  captures a year in the life of a provincial seaside town in the 1930s  through a  series of nostalgic vignettes.

IL BIDONE  (PG)  1955 ITALY   FELLINI, FREDERICO         £19.99      
       
Conman tries to mend his ways to help his daughter.
LA CITTÀ DELLE DONNE/CITY OF WOMEN (18) 1980 ITALY     FELLINI , FEDERICO   £17.99
   
A late work from celebrated Italian director Federico Fellini, which features his usual blend of circus and comic strip grotesques. When Snaporaz (Marcello Mastroianni), a middle-aged businessman, is enticed off a train he finds himself in a world completely dominated by women. As more and more bizarre adventures happen to him, it is clear that he is moving through his own fears and fantasies about women.

LA DOLCE VITA (15) 1960 ITALY B/W  FELLINI, FEDERICO           £19.99
     The story of a reporter’s encounter with the ‘sweet life’ and the  unhappy people  who lead   it. 

FOUR FILMS FROM  FELLINI (15) 1953-65   ITALY FELLINI, F.     £44.99   
     Features - I Vitelloni, La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2  and Guilietta degli Spiriti .
GIULIETTA DEGLI SPIRITI/JULIET OF THE SPIRITS (15) 1965 ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO          £19.99
     Bored middle-aged woman escapes into a world of the  spirits from  her past.

IL MIO VIAGGIO IN ITALIA/MY VOYAGE TO ITALY (12)     1999            £12.99
    Martin Scorsese presents this documentary in which he discusses Italian films that have had an impact on him. The programme takes a look at films by Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti, Fellini and Antonioni in the context of emotion, style, staging, technique, politics and cinematic influence.

LE NOTTI DI CABIRIA/NIGHTS OF CABIRIA (PG) 1956 ITALY  FELLINI, FEDERICO £17.99    
     Story of a Rome prostitute who never loses her faith  in humanity, regardless of what life  throws  at her.

ROMA (15) 1972  FELLINI, FEDERICO       £15.99
     Autobiographical look at Rome.
SATYRICON (18)  1969 ITALY  FELLINI, FEDERICO           £15.99
     Allegorical satire set in the decadence of ancient Rome
LO SCEICCO BIANCO/WHITE SHEIK  (U)  1951   ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO       £19.99
     A provincial Italian couple arrive in Rome for their honeymoon and his new  wife sets off in search of her photo-romance magazine idol, the ‘White Sheik.
LA STRADA (PG) 1954 ITALY  B/W   FELLINI, FEDERICO        £19.99
     Fellini uses the metaphor of a journey to explore the meaning and  purpose of life during the shooting  of Satyricon.
I VITELLONI (PG) 1953 B/W  ITALY  FELLINI, FEDERICO           £19.99
     Story of five layabouts of which one manages to break away and go to Rome. 

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI


ACCATTONE/COMIZI D'AMORE (15) 1964 ITALY  PASOLINI, PIER PAOLO £23.99
    Double bill of features from the acclaimed Italian film maker, poet and intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini. 'Accattone' (1961) is a film about street life and prostitution that employs a near-documentary style and non-professional actors. 'Comizi d-amore' (1964) is a feature-length documentary in which Pasolini sets out to find out about Italian attitudes to sex.

COMIZI D'AMORE/ACCATTONE (15) 1964 ITALY  PASOLINI, PIER PAOLO £23.99
    Double bill of features from the acclaimed Italian film maker, poet and intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini. 'Accattone' (1961) is a film about street life and prostitution that employs a near-documentary style and non-professional actors. 'Comizi d-amore' (1964) is a feature-length documentary in which Pasolini sets out to find out about Italian attitudes to sex.

IL DECAMERON (18) 1970 ITALY  PASOLINI, PIER PAOLO    £19.99           
 First of Pasolini’s erotic tales. BLU RAY - £24.99
EDIPO RE/OEDIPUS REX (15) 1967 ITALY  PASOLINI, PIER PAOLO £23.99
    Pasolini's personal take on the ancient Sophocles Greek tragedy of patricide and incest (Sigmund Freud would later write of "the Oedipus complex"), starring Franco Citti, Silvana Mangano, and Alida Valli, and nominated for the "Golden Lion" at Venice. Dual Format edition from a new HD master; first time anywhere in the world on Blu-ray.

IL FIORE DELLE MILLE E UNA NOTTE/ARABIAN NIGHTS (18)   1974 ITALY PASOLINI, PIER PAOLO    £19.99         
 Third part in the ‘Trilogy of Life’  BLU RAY - £24.99

MAMMA ROMA (15) 1962 ITALY    PASOLINI, PIER PAOLO     £12.99
    Drama following prostitute Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani), who longs to give up her solicitous trade and go straight.

MEDEA (15) 1969    ITALY  PASOLINI, PIER PAOLO    £19.99   
   
Screen adaptation of the Greek tragedy stars opera diva Maria Callas in her only film role.

PORCILE/PIGSTY (15) 1969 ITALY  PASOLINI, PIER PAOLO £23.99
 
   Pasolini aims fire at the corruption of modern life via twin tales of cannibalism and bestiality, anticipating his own SALO in its concern with bourgeois degradation. DVD edition from a new HD master.

I RACCONTI DI CANTERBURY/CANTERBURY TALES (15)  1972  ITALY PASOLINI, PIER PAOLO         £19.99
     Second part of Pasolini’s Trilogy of Life (beginning with the Decameron and  ending with Arabian Nights) 

SALO (18) ITALY 1975 PASOLINI , PIER PAOLO (TWO DISCS)  £24.99           
    Controversial film based on the Marquis de Sade novel. 
THEOREM (15) 1968  ITALY    PASOLINI, PIER PAULO           £19.99
     A handsome young man ingratiates himself into the home  of a rich family and  completely changes their lives.
UCCELLACCI E UCCELLINI/HAWKS AND SPARROWS (PG) 1966  ITALY  PASOLINI, PIER PAOLO £23.99
    Palme d'or"-nominated anarchic comedy depicts the adventures of two men and a talking crow – a picaresque fable that lampoons politics, religion, and the legacy of neorealism. DVD edition from a new HD master.

IL VANGELO SECONDO MATTEO/GOSPEL ACCORDING TO SAINT MATTHEW (U) ITALY 1964 PASOLINI  
 DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY  £22.99
     Graphic, rough,  fiercely realistic  filming of the story of Christ.

TAVIANI BROTHERS 

CESARA DEVE MORIRE/CAESAR MUST DIE (12) 2012 ITALY    TAVIANI PAOLO & VITTORIO    £15.99
    Award-winning documentary from renowned Italian filmmakers the Taviani brothers following a production of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' by a group of incarcerated criminals.
FIORILE  (12) 1993 ITALY  TAVIANI, PAOLO & VITTORIO        £19.99    
 While travelling to visit their grandfather, two children are told the story of a family curse that has  lasted two hundred years.
LA NOTTE DI SAN LORENZO/NIGHT OF THE SHOOTING STARS  (12) 1981 ITALY  TAVIANI, PAOLO & VITTORIO     £19.99
     Aka The Night Of San Lorenzo. The Taviani brothers drew on their own childhood memories of the tragedies and comedies of war and portrayed them through the eyes of six-year-old.
PADRE PADRONE ( 15)   ITALY 1977   TAVIANI, V & P        £15.99
     Based on the autobiography by Gavino Ledda, who at the age of six was taken from school into the mountains where his father enslaved him as a shepherd. Gavino eventually broke free discovering the outside world and his own identity within it.
TAVIANI BROTHERS COLLECTION (18) ITALY DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY/DVD  £54.99  
 Features -  Padre Padrone (1977), La Notte Di San Lorenzo/night of the Shooting Stars (1982) and Kaos (1984).

LUCHINO VISCONTI

BELLISSIMA   (PG)     ITALY 1951  VISCONTI, LUCHINO          £19.99  
 A mother hatches unrealistic plans for her daughter’s show business career when a famous director comes to town and starts casting the role of a young girl for his movie.
DEATH IN VENICE (15) 1971  VISCONTI,  LUCHINO  IN ENGLISH            £12.99
     Adaptation of the Thomas Mann story. DVD CAN BE PLAYED  IN FRENCH AND ITALIAN .
IL GATTOPARDO/LEOPARD (PG)  1963  ITALY Visconti, LUCHINO        £19.99 
 Film based Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s best-selling novel.  
L’INNOCENTE (15) ITALY 1976  VISCONTI,  LUCHINO     £15.99 
  Luchino Visconti’s last film is a costume drama set in  the 1890s and based on a novella by Gabrielle d'Annunzio about the chauvinistic aristocratic, Tullio Hermil.  

Tullio flaunts his mistress to his wife but is shaken to his core when he discovers his wife is having an affair.
LUDWIG  (PG) 1972 ITALY  VISCONTI, LUCHINO          £22.99   
     Opulent drama. about the  King of Bavaria  Ludwig II.
OSSESSIONE (PG) 1942 B/W  ITALY VISCONTI,  LUCHINO             £19.99
     Based on James Cain’s book the Postman always rings   Twice.  A remarkable debut film. 
ROCCO E I SUOI FRATELLI/ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS (15) 1960  ITALY VISCONTI, LUCHINO DUAL BLU RAY & DVD EDITION  £22.99
     Many subplots are interwoven to make a broad  canvas of contemporary Italian life.   
SENSO ( PG)   ITALY 1954   VISCONTI, LUCHINO        £17.99
     A lush melodramatic historical romance. 
LA TERRA TREMA (PG) 1948 ITALY B/W  VISCONTI, LUCHINO              £19.99
     Account of the tough life led by Sicilian fishermen.  


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