As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then 'only as a field of rubble'. The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is Wehrmacht commander of Greater Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, who already has mines planted on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre and Notre Dame and on the bridges over the Seine. Nothing should be left as a reminder of the city's former glory. However, at dawn on 25 August, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling steals into German headquarters through a secret underground tunnel and there starts a tension-filled game of cat and mouse as Nordling tries to persuade Choltitz to abandon his plan . In this passionate and emotional adaptation of the 2011 stage success by Cyril Gely, the great Volker Schlondorff (Academy Award winner THE TIN DRUM) has created a psychologically elaborate game of political manners between two highly contrasting characters. While Choltitz entrenches himself behind his duty to obey unquestioningly all military orders, Nordling tries everything he can to appeal to reason and humanity and prevent the senseless destruction of the beloved 'City of Lights'.
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One of the worldâ€™s most influential and provocative filmmakers, the Academy Awardâ€“winning Austrian director Michael Haneke (Amour) diagnoses the social maladies of contemporary Europe with devastating precision and staggering artistry. His 2000 dramaÂ Code Unknown,Â the first of his many films made in France, may be his most inspired work. Composed almost entirely of brilliantly shot, single-take vignettes focusing on characters connected to one seemingly minor incident on a Paris street, Hanekeâ€™s filmâ€”with an outstanding international cast headlined by Juliette Binoche (Three Colors: Blue)â€”is a revelatory take on racial inequality and the failure of communication in todayâ€™s increasingly diverse European landscape. DIRECTOR-APPROVEDÂ BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURESÂ â€¢ New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Michael Haneke, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack â€¢ New interview with Haneke â€¢ Introduction by Haneke from 2001 â€¢Â Filming Haneke,Â a 2000 making-of documentary featuring interviews with Haneke, actor Juliette Binoche, and producer Marin Karmitz, as well as on-set footage of cast and crew â€¢ Interview from 2001 in which Haneke discusses the filming of the boulevard sequences â€¢ New interview with film scholar Roy Grundmann â€¢ Trailers â€¢ New English subtitle translation â€¢ PLUS: An essay by critic Nick James
Snipers. Marksmen. Hired Guns. Double Agents. A group of exiled rebels are planning a hit on an Army Commander in Japanese-occupied Korea, but the only killer for the job is in prison. Now, the Resistance must devise a jailbreak, escape a hitman...and discover which of them is a traitor.DVD EXTRASEnglish Subtitles
Manufacturer: Section23 Films
Brand: Section23 Films
When Yu Narukami moves to the country town of Inaba to stay with his uncle and cousin, he's expecting a lot more peace and quiet than he's been used to in the big city. What he isn't expecting is for his uncle's job as a police detective to spill over into his own life. Or for the murders that are occurring across town to be somehow linked to Yu's own strange experiences: odd local weather patterns, and a mysterious TV show world that seems to be attempting to get Yu to enter it! Now, together with a new group of friends, Yu must plunge into a bizarre alternate reality where he gains unique abilities that will either help him solve the riddle of the mystery killer, or lead him to his doom. Journey into the Velvet Room and beyond as the hit PlayStation 2Â® game becomes a spectacular anime in PERSONA 4: The Complete Collection!
Manufacturer: Kino Lorber
Brand: KINO INTERNATIONAL
"Come take a leisurely, relaxing trip to the sun-soaked, sandy beaches of Brittany in this bewitchingly funny yet profoundly wise comedy (Vogue) from the brilliant French writer/director Eric Rohmer (My Night at Maud s). Winner for Best Direction at the Berlin Film Festival in 1983, Pauline at the Beach is delightful...a film of summer sunlight, bare skin and escalating amorous misunderstandings (Newsweek).Young and beautiful Pauline (Amanda Langlet) is spending the end of the summer with her older and sexually alluring cousin Marion (Arielle Dombasle) on the stunning Atlantic coast of France. And it isn t long before three eligible men attempt to entice them both into romance. But head games, deceit and lies soon interfere with the amorous mood, threatening to spoil this idyllic playground...and Pauline s innocent views of love."Special Features: Booklet essay by Michelle Orange
Manufacturer: Mhz Networks Home
Brand: Mhz Networks Home
Luca Zingaretti, Cesare Bocci. Another set of thrilling episodes from an Italian stallion" kind of detective Salva Montalbano. Includes The Goldfinch and the Cat," Turning Point" and Equal Time." 3 episodes on 3 DVDs. In Italian with English subtitles. 2002-05/color/4 hrs., 48 min/NR/widescreen.
At the turn of the 19th century, a humble artisan and his wife have a daughter, Marie, who is born deaf and blind and unable to communicate with the world around her. Desperate to find a connection to their daughter and avoid sending her to an asylum, the Heurtins send fourteen-year-old Marie to the Larnay Institute in central France, where an order of Catholic nuns manage a school for deaf girls. There, the idealistic Sister Marguerite sees in Marie a unique potential, and despite her Mother Superior's skepticism, vows to bring the wild young thing out of the darkness into which she was born. Based on true events, Marie's Story recounts the courageous journey of a young nun and the lives she would change forever, confronting failures and discouragement with joyous faith and love. BONUS FEATURES include 'Making Of' featurette, Why We Selected, and short film, MOTHERLY. Movie Viewing Options include Audio Description & Closed Captioning (Audio Description Sponsored and voiced by Michele Spitz of Woman of Her Word)
The City of Lost Children (20th Anniversary Edition)
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Brand: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Special Features Include: -All-new director-supervised and approved HD Master -Commentary with Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Actor Ron Perlman -The Making of The City of Lost Children -Archives of Jean-Pierre Jeunet -Interview with Jean-Paul Gaultier -Original Theatrical Trailers