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Not too long ago I did another post about foreign films in our catalog. Well, the world of movies never stops spinning (and I never stop watching) so here's another rich list of foreign films in our catalog. Happy viewing!

Note: To search for films of a particular country in our catalog, type 'dvd' in the search bar and click search. On the left-hand side of your screen there should be a 'Subject' heading; click 'Expand All' below it. When you find the country you want (ex. Foreign films -- Germany -- Audio-visual materials) click the hyperlink.

German

Generation War

Vividly depicts the lives of five young German friends forced to navigate the unconscionable moral compromises of life under Hitler. Level-headed, highly decorated officer Wilhelm goes off to the eastern front with his sensitive younger brother Friedhelm. Deeply in love with Wilhelm is Charlotte, a young nurse who looks forward to serving in the Red Cross.

The Wave (Die Welle)

During project week, a popular and unorthodox high school teacher, in an attempt to stir up his lethargic students, devises an experiment that will explain what totalitarianism is and how it works. What begins with harmless notions about discipline and community builds into a real movement: the Wave. The teacher decides to break off the experiment. But it may be too late; the Wave has taken on a life of its own and is out of control.

The White Ribbon

In a north German village prior to the outbreak of World War I, strange events, accidents, and deaths are occurring. The village people are beside themselves with worry and can't figure out what to do. After the school teacher starts to unravel the mystery, he discovers that the children of the town may be guilty of the crimes and have formed a secret society that the local pastor's daughter appears to be the leader of. Includes featurette.

South Korean

The Host

A young girl's family tries to rescue her from a monster living in the Han River.

Oldboy

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Daesu is released and sets out to find his abductors.

More Films...

The Great Beauty (Italy)

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.

The Hunt (Denmark)

Lucas is a former school teacher who has been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce and the loss of his job. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered when an untruthful remark throws his small community into a collective state of hysteria. As the lie spreads, Lucas is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and dignity.

No (Chile)

An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.

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