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Movie Guides: Foreign Language Films - Europe

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Films in the Classroom Collection are available at the circulation desk and are for in-library use only. Faculty may check out these videos for classroom use. Films in the MEDIA collection are available on the first floor of the library and may be checked out for 2 weeks.

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Belgium | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | France | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Italy | Macedonia | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Soviet Union | Spain | Sweden | Yugoslavia

Belgium

Broken Circle Breakdown --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .B76546 2014
Elise (Veerle Baetens) and Didier (Johan Heldenbergh) fall in love at first sight. She has her own tattoo shop and he plays the banjo in a bluegrass band. They bond over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance that plays out on and off stage- but when an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is tested

Deux Jours, Une Nuit = Two Days, One Night --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .T86 2015
Sandra has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. So, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes, before time runs out.

Lumumba --- MEDIA PN1997 .L855 2002
Dramatizes the life of Congolese revolutionary, Patrice Lumumba, who lead his country to independence from Belgium in 1960. He served for less than a year as the first elected prime minister, until he was brutally assassinated.

Rosetta --- MEDIA PN1997.R6758 2012
Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job. (IMDB)

Czech Republic

Kolya --- MEDIA PN1997 .K668 1996
A confirmed bachelor is in for the surprise of his life when a get-rich-quick scheme backfires, setting off a wild set of circumstances and leaving him with a pint-sized new roommate.

Denmark

Hævnen: In a Better World --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .I5 2011
The lives of two Danish families will become entwined when their sons develop an extraordinary but risky friendship. Unfortunately, loneliness, frailty, and sorrow lie in wait.

Estonia

Tangerines: Mandariinid --- MEDIA PN1997 .T346 2013
An older ethnic Estonian man cares for two wounded soldiers from opposite sides of the 1990s-era war in Georgia. The story of awakening humanity in the midst of violence.

France

Angel-A --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .A54 2007
When a down-on-his-luck gambler tries to drown himself, he winds up rescuing a gorgeous and mysterious blonde. As they set out on a mission across Paris, he discovers that his smart, spontaneous, sexy companion may really be Heaven-sent.

Amour --- MEDIA PN1995.9.F67 A468 2013
Georges and Anne are a couple of retired music teachers enjoying life in their eighties. However, Anne suddenly has a stroke at breakfast and their lives are never the same. That incident begins Anne's harrowingly steep physical and mental decline as Georges attempts to care for her at home as she wishes.

Année Dernière à Marienbad: Last Year at Marienbad --- MEDIA PN1997 .A455 2009
Written by radical master of the New Novel Alain Robbe-Grillet, this surreal fever dream, or nightmare, gorgeously fuses the past with the present in telling its ambiguous tale of a man and a woman (Giorgio Albertazzi and Delphine Seyrig) who may or may not have met a year ago, perhaps at the very same cathedral-like, mirror-filled château they now find themselves wandering.

Artemisia --- Classroom Collection (French w/ subtitles)
Artemisia Gentileschi is forbidden to fully pursue her own passion of painting. She convinces a renowned artist to tutor her. He not only liberates her into the world of art but initiates her into the world of sex and love.

La Belle et la Bête: Beauty and the Beast --- MEDIA PN1997 .B415 2006
Tells the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him. Contains such visual displays as tears that become real diamonds and walls that grow arms to light Beauty's path through the castle of the Beast.

La Belle Noiseuse: The Beautiful Troublemaker --- MEDIA PN1997 .B45656 2004
An artist near the end of his career finds new inspiration in a young model.

Black and White in Color --- MEDIA PN1997 .B5334 2003 (French, German and English w/ subtitles)
An irrepressible and timely satire on racism, colonialism, and war. Set in the Ivory Coast during the First World War, a group of French colonials learn that their country is at war with Germany. Spurred on by a capricious moment of patriotism, the Frenchmen decide to attack their German neighbors who reside in a colony up the river.

Blue is the Warmest Color --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .B58 2013
Blue is the Warmest Color stars the remarkable newcomer Adle Exarchopoulos as a high schooler who, much to her own surprise, plunges into a thrilling relationship with a female twentysomething art student, played by La Seydoux.

Blowup --- MEDIA PN1997 .B5623 2004
During the 1960s, a London photographer believes he inadvertently photographed evidence of a murder only to have the evidence mysteriously disappear.

A Bout de Souffle = Breathless --- MEDIA PN1997 .B743 2014
A small-time hood kills a police officer and tries to leave France, but his American girlfriend betrays him to the police, leading to a deadly conclusion.

Caché = Hidden --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .C334 2005
A talk show host and his wife and son seem to be living an ideal life until clandestinely-filmed videotapes of their private lives start to show up on their front porch. As the tapes reveal more secrets, the resulting stress and fear leads to conflict, obsession, and deceit for the couple and brings back episodes from the husband's childhood when he wronged a young Algerian boy.

Café au Lait --- MEDIA PN1997 .C34 2005
An interracial romantic trio come to grips with joint parenthood when a pregnant woman has two lovers and refuses to reveal which of them is the father.

Café de Flore --- MEDIA PN1997.2.C3443 2012
A single father from 2011 and a single mother from 1969 share a special connection.

Camille Claudel --- MEDIA PN1997.C359 2001
A historically accurate depiction of one of the most important collaborations in the history of art, that of legendary sculptor Rodin, and the creative prodigy Camille Claudel.

Un Chien Andalou --- Classroom Collection
Fledging director Luis Buñuel and painter Salvador Dali create this ultimate surrealist film, which is essentially a barrage of striking and irrational images designed to shock and provoke.

Les Choristes = The Chorus --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .C46 2005 (French w/subtitles)
Unemployed music teacher Clement Mathieu becomes the supervisor at a boarding school for the rehabilitation of minors.

Christmas Tale = Un Conte de Noël --- MEDIA PN1997 .C47 2009
The troubled Vuillard family is no stranger to illness, grief, and banishment, but when their matriarch requires a bone-marrow transplant, the estranged clan reunites just in time for Christmas. (IMDB)

The Class = Entre les Murs --- MEDIA PN1997.2.C53 2009
François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom, a microcosm of contemporary France.

Comme une Image = Look at Me --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .C656 2005
Celebrity status has unexpected consequences for everyone who lives in its shadow, as the family, friends and hangers-on of a famous writer discover.

The Conquest = La Conquête --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .C66 2012
Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to the French presidency through the lens of his unraveling marriage to then-wife Cecilia. This lampoon depicts the future president as a bold and unashamed virtuoso of political combat, whose inattention to his disintegrating domestic partnership emerges as his chief vulnerability.

Les Diaboliques --- MEDIA PN1997.D53 2011
The story of a sadistic headmaster of a Parisian boarding school who is murdered by his wife and mistress, whom he has mistreated. The women dump his body in a swimming pool. When the pool is drained, the body has disappeared. Then come reports of sightings, terrifying his killers.

Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain: Amélie from Montmartre --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .A446 2011
A whimsical girl decides to step into the lives of others around her to help them out.

La Femme Nikita --- MEDIA PN1997 .F46 2003
Thriller about a street junkie who is picked up and recruited against her will for training as a killer.

Gabrielle --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .G33 2014
The musically gifted but developmentally challenged Gabrielle lives in a group home with four other adults who have similar disabilities. Like all young women, Gabrielle wants her independence, but of course her situation is exceptional.

Le Gamin au Vélo = Kid with a Bike --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .G3635 2013
Twelve-year-old Cyril, all coiled anger and furious motion, is living in a group home but refuses to believe he has been rejected by his single father. He spends his days frantically trying to reach the man, over the phone or on his beloved bicycle.

Hiroshima Mon Amour --- Classroom Collection
A Japanese architect and a French actress engage in a brief intense affair in Hiroshima in 1959.

Les Invasions Barbares = The Barbarian Invasions --- MEDIA PN1997.2.I583 2004
A terminally ill middle-aged man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.

Jean de Florette / Manon of the Spring --- MEDIA PN1997 .J43 2007
Jean de Florette: A man inherits a farm from his mother, but his powerful neighbor plots to steal it from him. Manon of the Spring: 10 years after his death, Jean's daughter finds out about their neighbor's treachery, and determines to take revenge.

Jeanne la Pucelle --- MEDIA PN1997 .J636 2001 (French w/ subtitles)
Film tells the story of Joan of Arc.

Jules et Jim --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .J854 2014
The legendary François Truffaut directs, and Jeanne Moreau stars as the alluring and willful Catherine, whose enigmatic smile and passionate nature lure Jules and Jim into one of cinema's most captivating romantic triangles.

Madame Bovary --- MEDIA PQ2246 .M2 1992 (French w/ subtitles)
Emma Bovary is a woman possessed by a burning hunger for life and love--and a passion that can never be fulfilled. Starring Isabelle Huppert, 1991.

Mon Oncle --- MEDIA PN1997.M65 2001
A comedy in which the vague and clumsy M. Hulot, in contrast to his more wealthy sister and brother-in-law, is constantly at odds with the modern world.

My Father's Glory = La Gloire de Mon Père --- MEDIA PN1997.85.M94 1991
Based on the autobiography of Marcel Pagnol, this film is the story of a very special summer that 11 year-old Marcel spent with his family in the Provençe countryside.

Night and Fog --- Classroom Collection
A documentary film with counterpoints words and music, still and motion pictures, past and present, and living and dead to depict the world of the German concentration camp.

Paris, Je T'aime = Paris I Love You --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .P3757 2007
The world's top directors and some of America's top stars create a panoramic portrait of Paris. Find yourself transported by these sexy, romantic, haunting, dramatic, and beautiful stories.

Les Quatre Cents Coups = The 400 Blows --- MEDIA PN1997 .Q37 2014
Thirteen-year-old Antoine Doinet lives in a cramped apartment with his mother and stepfather, neglected by them and unlucky at school. Living an intensely imaginative life of his own he gets into trouble and is finally committed to reform school from which he escapes and runs towards the sea, which he has never seen.

La Pasión de Juana de Arco = La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc --- MEDIA PN1997 .P28 2006 (Silent with French Intertitles)
A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

La Régle du Jeu = The Rules of the Game --- MEDIA PN1997 .R335 2005
Cloaked in a comedy of manners, this scathing critique of corrupt French society is about a weekend hunting party at which amorous escapades abound among the aristocratic guests, which are also mirrored by the activities of the servants downstairs.

Le Retour de Martin Guerre = The Return of Martin Guerre --- Classroom Collection
Based on a true medieval story, the film revolves around the suspenseful unraveling of the identity of the title character, Martin Guerre, who has disappeared as a young husband and resumes his marriage years later.

Rue Cases-Nègres = Sugar Cane Alley --- MEDIA PN1997 .R829
A poor sugar-cane-plantation worker in Martininque makes many sacrifices to ensure a better life, through education, for her eleven-year-old orphaned grandson.

Spanish Apartment = L'auberge Espagnole --- MEDIA PN1997.2.A93 2003
Straight-laced French college senior Xavier moves to Barcelona as part of a student exchange programme, much to the dismay of his girlfriend Martine. Sharing cramped quarters with students from all over Europe quickly leads to multi-cultural chaos.

That Obscure Object of Desire = Cet Obscur Objet du Désir --- Classroom Collection
Middle-aged man falls in love with a much younger woman in this satire of sexual obsession.

Timbuktu --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .T563 2015
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives, which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith, abruptly disturbed when they are forced to follow the new laws of their foreign occupants.

Tomboy --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .T66 2012
Laure is 10 years old and a tomboy. On arrival in a new neighborhood, she lets Lisa and her crowd believe that she is a boy.

Triplets of Belleville --- MEDIA PN1997 .B453 2003
An inept musical trio tries to rescue a kidnapped bicyclist. Animated.

La Vie en Rose --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .V54 2007 (French w/ English subtitles)
Raised in a brothel, then wrested from the only life she knew by her father, so they could join the circus, Edith Piaf spent her teen years on the streets. She is finally "rescued" by a crime figure who gives her career a start and, ultimately, by her international success and final illness.

Z --- MEDIA PN1997 .Z222 2009
A Greek pacifist leader is murdered at a rally. Despite the official police report of accidental death, a journalist's persistent questioning leads to a full-scale investigation, revealing corruption in high places.

Zou Zou --- MEDIA PN1997 .Z68 2005 (French w/ English subtitles)
A star walks out on her sugardaddy producer for true love, and a talented Cinderella takes her place, saves the show and is hailed as a new sensation opening night.

Germany

Blue Angel --- MEDIA PN1997 .B6288 2001
A middle-aged schoolmaster becomes infatuated with and marries a singer from a sleazy cafe. When she leaves him for another man, he returns to his school as a broken old man, and dies.

Damned Gotterdammerung --- Classroom Collection (Dubbed in English)
The degradation of a great family, set against the historical background of the "Night of the long knives" and the rise of Nazism.

Das Boot --- MEDIA PN1997 .B6823 2004
Follows the daring patrol of the U-96, one of the famed German U-boats known as the "gray wolves."

Die Fälscher = The Counterfeiters --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .F3573 2008
Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog.

Das Leben der Anderen = The Lives of Others --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .L58 2007
East Berlin, 1984. Capt. Gerd Wiesler, Stasi officer and surveillance specialist has a simple assignment: keep an eye on Georg Dreyman, a respected playwright, and his actress girlfriend, Christa-Maria Sieland.

Lola Rennt = Run Lola Run --- Classroom Collection
A thrilling post-MTV, roller-coaster ride about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives.

M --- MEDIA PN1997 .M2 2015
A simple, haunting musical phrase whistled offscreen tells us that a young girl will be killed. "Who Is the Murderer?" pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) closes in on little Elsie Beckmann.

Nosferatu --- MEDIA PN1995.75 .N563 2007
The first film version of Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Nigendwo Afrika = Nowhere in Africa --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .N57 2003
Critically acclaimed, this is the award winning true tale of a Jewish family who flee the Nazi regime in 1938 and learn to cope with their new life, and each other, on a remote farm in Kenya.

Stalingrad --- MEDIA PN1997 .S823 1998
This film features the bloodiest battle in the history of warfare—the legendary battle of Stalingrad.

Greece

Antigone --- MEDIA PA4413 .A72 2004
The Greek tragedy of Sophocles in which King Creon orders Antigone's death for burying her slain brother against the King's desire.

Hungary

Saul Fia = Son of Saul --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .S655 2016
During World War II, a Jewish worker (Géza Röhrig) at the Auschwitz concentration camp tries to find a rabbi to give a child a proper burial.

Italy

8 ½ --- Classroom Collection
Fellini's autobiographical film about a famous film director who loses his inspiration in the midst of making a film.

Bellisima --- MEDIA PN1997 .B4327 2012
Dreaming of a better life for her family, a star struck mother invests everything, including her last penny, into the dream that her daughter will be discovered at an open casting.

Berlinguer, I Love You --- MEDIA PN1997 .I468 2005
The story of Mario Cioni and his strange relationship with his mother.

Big Deal on Madonna Street --- Classroom Collection
Five men conspire to burglarize a small-time jeweler's safe. When the time comes to carry out the scheme, the men become hopelessly clumsy and have to eventually give up and go home.

Bread & Chocolate --- Classroom Collection
A comic but poignant portrait of an Italian immigrant working odd jobs in prosperous Switzerland and trying desperately to fit in.

Il Cappotto  --- MEDIA PN1997 .C3745 2011
Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952), the story is about a poor city-hall clerk (Renato Rascel) whose only desire is for a new overcoat.

Ciao Professore! --- MEDIA PN1997 .C5 2003
The story of an upper-class teacher from conservative Northern Italy who, due to a computer error, finds himself teaching third-grade truants at a ramshackle school to the south.

Cristo si e' Fermato a Eboli = Christ Stopped at Eboli --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .C5 2003
Levi, an intellectual exiled by the Fascist government during World War II to a mountain village in southern Italy, discovers the resilience and dignity of people who live close to the land.

Edipo re Oedipus Rex --- MEDIA PN1997 .G488 2002
Sophocles' play, with added prologue and epilogue set in modern times, is extended into the present and points out that the motives of the ancient tragedy still exist today.

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis --- MEDIA PQ4807.A79 G52 2001
Set in Italy in 1938, when Mussolini's anti-Semitic edicts began to isolate the Jews from their communities. Among them were the Finzi-Continis, an aristocratic Jewish family forced for the first time to acknowledge the world beyond its fenced garden.

La Grande Bellezza = The Great Beauty --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .G74 2014
For decades, journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the glittering nightlife of Rome. Since the legendary success of his only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and elite social circles. But on his sixty-fifth birthday, Jep unexpectedly finds himself taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries.

Juliet of the Spirits --- MEDIA PN1997 .G488 2002
When she suspects her husband of infidelity, a housewife unleashes an unconscious ripe with erotic fantasies.

Ladri di Biciclette = The Bicycle Thief --- MEDIA PN1997 .L33 1998
Story of an unemployed man and his son in war devastated Rome. The father finds a job pasting up posters, work requiring a bicycle to get around. The bicycle is stolen; panic stricken at being unable to recover his bicycle and at the prospect of losing his job, the father is compelled to steal a bicycle, only to be caught and humiliated in front of his son.

Life is Beautiful --- MEDIA PN1997 .V572 1999
A charming but bumbling waiter who's gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor has won the heart of the woman he loves and has created a beautiful life for his young family. Then that life is threatened by World War II.

Little Girl --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .L58 2012
In a run-down park on the outskirts of Rome, a two-year-old girl is discovered and taken in by a family of hard-luck circus performers.

Nuovo Cinema Paradiso = Cinema Paridisio --- MEDIA PN1997 .N96 2003
A young boy in a small Italian village is befriended by the projectionist at the movie theater, the Cinema Paradiso.

Il Postino = The Postman --- MEDIA PQ8089.29 .K3 A731 1995
The postman, Mario, enlists the aid of the poet Pablo Neruda to conquer the heart of the beautiful Beatrice.

Roma, Città Aperta: Open City --- MEDIA PN1997.R5756 1997
The loyalties of an impoverished mother-to-be and a parish priest are tested by the German forces which occupy their homeland during World War II.

Sorpasso --- MEDIA PN1997 .S67 2014
A waggish, free-wheeling bachelor and a bookish law student take a madcap trip from Rome to Tuscany.

Swept Away --- MEDIA PN1997 .S86 1989
A wealthy upper-class capitalist and a working-class deckhand on her yacht are marooned on an uninhabited island for several weeks.

Two Women --- MEDIA PN1997 .T861 1995
Realistic drama of an Italian widow who, along with her young daughter, are brutally raped by Allied soldiers in World War II.

Macedonia

Before the Rain (A Tale in Three Parts) --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .B446 2008
Told in three parts, a mysterious incident in the Macedonian mountains blows out of proportion, eventually threatening a full-blown civil war.

Netherlands

Antonia's Line --- MEDIA PN1997 .A486 1995
A portrait of a family and a community, of mothers and daughters, and of one indomitable woman.

Norway

Jeg er Din = I Am Yours --- MEDIA PN1997.2.I15 2014
Single mom, Mina, a Pakistani ex-pat in Norway, is determined to be an actress, although she routinely fails auditions and the rest of her life is crumbling. When she meets a dashing director who may change her life, it is overshadowed by her mother, who disapproves of Mina's every move.

Kon-Tiki --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .K66 2013
Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea to settle on Polynesian islands.

Poland

Ida --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .I33 2014
Poland 1962. On the eve of her vows, 18 year old Anna meets her estranged Aunt Wanda, a cynical Communist judge who shocks the naive Anna with a stunning revelation: Anna is Jewish and her real name is Ida. Ida and Wanda embark on a revelatory journey to their old family house to discover the fate of Ida's birth parents and unearth dark secrets dating back to the Nazi occupation.

Knife in the Water = Nóż w Wodzie --- MEDIA PN1997 .N6913 2003
When a young hitchhiker joins a couple on a weekend yacht trip, psychological warfare breaks out as the two men compete for the woman's attention ... and a storm forces the small crew below deck.

Portugal

Ate que a $orte Nos Separe --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .A84 2012
The story of Tino and Jane, a young couple who win the lottery and then lose everything fifteen years later.

Carandiru --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .C367 2004
Set in Sao Paulo's House of Detention. An oncologist arrives at the jail to test patients for HIV infection. Seeing the disease, overcrowding, and rampant circulation of drugs, the doctor comes to realize the internal power structure among the prisoners.

Letters from Fontainhas --- MEDIA PN1997.A1 .L4885 2010
Three films from Portuguese director Pedro Costa. Ossos - after a suicidal teenage girl gives birth, she misguidedly entrusts her baby's safety to the troubled, deadbeat father. Vanda's Room: centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte. Colossal youth: many of the lost souls of Ossos and In Vanda's Room return. This time, Costa focuses on Ventura, an elderly immigrant from Cape Verde living in Lisbon.

Soviet Union

Elena (Russia) --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .E44 2012 (Russian w/ subtitles)
The story of Elena and Vladimir, an older couple.

East/West (Former Soviet Union) --- MEDIA PN1997 .E875 2000
Follows the story of an expatriate Russian and his French wife as they return to the Soviet Union in 1946 and learn to live in the post-war Soviet Union. The story eventually revolves around the struggle of Marie to decide if she should stay or leave Russia.

Idi I Smotri = Viens et Vois = Come and See (Former Soviet Union) --- MEDIA D743.23 .I35 2001 (Russian or English)
The horrific and harrowing experiences of a young boy coming of age during the brutal German occupation of Byelorussia during the 2nd World War.

Spain

El Abuelo = The Grandfather --- MEDIA PN1997 .A268 1998
When news of his son's death returns proud, old Count Albrit home to Spain after years abroad, he's pleased to meet his two charming young granddaughters. But he also carries the burden of a newly discovered family secret: one of the girls is not his son's daughter, and therefore not his true heir.

All About My Mother = Todo Sobre Mi Madre --- MEDIA PN1997 .T623 2009
Manuela is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son. But when tragedy strikes and her son is killed in a car accident, her world crumbles.

Atame! Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down --- MEDIA PN1997 .T54 2014
A comedy in which an orphaned mental patient kidnaps a porn star in an irrationally inspired bid for love.

Biutiful --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .B5 2011
Uxbal is a man on the wrong side of the law who struggles to provide for his children on the dangerous streets of Barcelona. As fate encircles him, Uxbal learns to accept the realities of life, whether bright, bad, or biutiful.

Canibal --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .C84 2014
Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, When Nina, a beautiful young immigrant from Romania, comes looking for her missing twin sister, she awakens in Carlos a kind of love he'd long since written off.

Cria Cuervos --- MEDIA PN1997.C753 2007
Eight-year-old Ana lives in Madrid with her two sisters. They are mourning the death of her mother, whom Ana conjures as a ghost. Evokes both the complex feelings of childhood and the struggles of a nation emerging from the shadows of Fascism.

El Espinazo del Diablo = The Devil's Backbone --- MEDIA PN1997.2.E83 2004
Twelve-year-old Carlos is the latest arrival to Santa Lucia School, an imposing stone building that shelters the orphans of the Republican militia and politicians during the last days of the Spanish Civil War. Carlos gradually uncovers the dark ties that bind the inhabitants of the school: hidden riches, sexual intrigue and the restless ghost of a murdered student.

Hable con Ella = Talk to Her --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .T3 2003
Two men share an odd friendship while they care for their girlfriends who are both in deep comas.

Juana la Loca = Joan the Mad --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .M33 2003
Historical drama about the life of Juana, the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella, and the politics, passion, and power struggle that enveloped her life.

Nueve Reinas = Nine Queens --- MEDIA PN1997 .N84 2002
Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps.

Open Your Eyes = Abre los Ojos --- MEDIA PN1997.A27 2001
Handsome womanizer César is disfigured in a car wreck, and as he attempts to pick up the pieces of his life, bizarre situations and events seem to occur as a result of his accident.

The Promise = La Promesa --- MEDIA PN1997 .P753 2004
A fanatically religious housewife forcibly frees herself from her abusive husband and becomes a nanny to the son of a wealthy family. But she becomes convinced that the mansion is haunted and that the child must be rescued—by all means necessary.

Sea Inside = Mar Adentro --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .M3698 2005
Ramón Sampedro wants to end his life because a diving accident 28 years before that turned him into a quadriplegic.

The Spirit of the Beehive = El Espíritu de la Colmena --- MEDIA PN1997.E73 2013
A moving and poetic journey into the haunted world of a child's inner life.

Sleep Tight = Mientras Duermes --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .S54 2013
Toiling silently amongst the residents of an everyday Barcelona apartment building, doorman Cesar harbors a dark secret: his sole desire in life is to make others unhappy.

También la Lluvia = Even the Rain --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .E94 2012
Idealistic filmmaker Sebastian ... and his cynical producer Costa ... arrive in Bolivia to make a revisionist film about Christopher Columbus’ conquest of the Americas.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown --- MEDIA PN1997.M8513 2009
Comedy about a woman who has been jilted by the love of her life, her friend who is in love with a terrorist, and her ex-lover's crazed wife. Mix them all together and you end up with women on the verge of a nervous breakdown!

Sweden

The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared --- MEDIA PN1997.2.A12 2015
When Allan lands in a nursing home, he refuses to celebrate his 100th birthday and instead escapes out a window to embark on a journey that involves a suitcase of cash and a gang of criminals. Flashbacks reveal that Allan played a key role in 20th century history when he was pals with U.S. presidents and Russian tyrants.

Fanny and Alexander --- MEDIA PN1997 .F36 2004
Told through the eyes of Alexander and his sister Fanny, we see the exuberant and colorful Ekdahl household in a Swedish town early in the twentieth century.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .S75 2010
Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found and her beloved uncle is convinced she was murdered and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced investigative journalist Mickael Blomkvist and the tattooed and troubled yet resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate.

Magician = The Ansiktet --- MEDIA PN1997 .M34 2010
A traveling magician bringing his potions and mystical items with him is challenged by the Minister of Health, who believes the magician to be a charlatan.

Mitt Liv Som Hund = My Life as a Dog --- MEDIA PN1997 .M588 2003
Ingemar is a working-class 12-year old boy who is sent to live with his uncle after his mother falls ill. There, he takes refuge from his troubles with the help of the town's warmhearted eccentrics.

Persona --- MEDIA PN1997 .P472 2014
An actress has inexplicably gone mute; a young nurse cares for her in a remote island cottage. While isolated together there, the women perform a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference that would prove to be one of cinema's most influential ideas.

Yugoslavia

Tito and Me --- MEDIA PN1997.2.T58 2012
The story of a ten year old boy who, as most of the children in Yugoslavia of the fifties can hardly imagine his life without the great national leader - marshal Tito. In his school, he wins the contest for the best Tito's composition. His reward is the participation in "Tito's native land" march. He claims in his work that he loves Tito more than his Dad and Mom, which makes them desperate.

Underground --- MEDIA PN1997 .U534 2003
The story starts from an underground manufacture of weapons of Belgrade, during WWII. The black marketer who smuggles the weapons to partisans forgets to mention to the workers that the war is over, and they keep producing. 50 years later, they become suspicious, and break out of their underground "shelter"—only to convince themselves that the guy was right: the war is still going on.

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