Incendies (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Brand: SONY (COLUMBIA) Color: color
In the highly-acclaimed suspense thriller Incendies, a mother's dying wish creates a painful puzzle her children are forced to solve. At the reading of their mother's will, twins Jeanne and Simon are given instructions to locate the father they believed was dead and the brother neither knew existed. They travel to the Middle East, to piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world only to make a shocking discovery. This hauntingly enigmatic Canadian film and 2010 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee unfolds backward and forward in time as a riveting, intricate mystery story. Clues are doled out gradually and often without the benefit of reason until shocking answers are unearthed in the final minutes. Set primarily in an unnamed Middle East country that is probably Lebanon, events are told in flashbacks and present-day scenes that run together without comment or overt transitions, employing a formal structure that requires us to pay constant attention to the shifts in perspective. It's a challenging task, but one that becomes enormously engrossing as the narrative weaves around itself against the backdrop of a bloody civil war and the equally damaging emotional battle of a family that is bound to a past ruled by equal parts devotion and horror. The primary characters are Nawal Marwan and her twin children Jeanne and Simon. A framing device set in Montreal where the grown twins hear a reading of their recently deceased mother's will sets up a quest th...
La Reina del Sur: Volumen 1
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment Brand: UNI DIST CORP. (MCA)
En CuliacÃ¡n, Sinaloa, el narcotrÃ¡fico controla todo, incluso la vida y la muerte. Y Teresa Mendoza (Kate del Castillo) deberÃ¡ estar siempre un paso adelante si no quiere terminar como su pareja, el GÃ¼ero DÃ¡vila (Rafael Amaya), vÃctima de la guerra silenciosa de los narcos. Tras la muerte del GÃ¼ero, Teresa deberÃ¡ huir por su vida y se trasladarÃ¡ a EspaÃ±a, donde sus conocimientos del submundo de la droga harÃ¡n que poco a poco suba por el escalafÃ³n del crimen hasta convertirse en La Reina del Sur, en esta electrizante telenovela dirigida por Walter Doenher.
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