Top Foreign Dramas movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Pan's Labyrinth on DVD Pan's Labyrinth
Synopsis
Living with her tyrannical stepfather and pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia retreats to a labyrinth where she meets a mythical faun. He claims she is destined to become princess of the Underworld, but first she must carry out three perilous tasks.
Cast
Cast
Ivana Baquero, Sergi López , Maribel Verdú, Doug Jones, Ariadna Gil, Álex Angulo, Manolo Solo, Cesar Bea, Roger Casamajor
Director
Director
Guillermo del Toro
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fantasy, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Foreign Dramas, Spanish Language, Spain
Rent Letters from Iwo Jima on DVD Letters from Iwo Jima
Synopsis
As tens of thousands of Allied troops push further inland, the Japanese troops defending Iwo Jima during World War II prepare to meet their fate in this Clint Eastwood-directed Oscar nominee, a companion piece to his hit film Flags of Our Fathers. Ken Watanabe stars as a Japanese general who knows his men are outnumbered and, with no hope of rescue, that most will eventually die in battle -- or end up killing themselves.
Cast
Cast
Ken Watanabe, Shido Nakamura, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryô Kase, Yuki Matsuzaki, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takashi Yamaguchi, Nae, Evan Ellingson, Kazunari Ninomiya
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Military & War Action, Foreign Dramas, Japanese Language, Foreign Languages
Rent City of God on DVD City of God
Synopsis
Growing up in a Rio de Janeiro favela, Rocket is able to avoid being drawn into a life of drugs and crime by having a passion for photography. Through his eyes, the dramatic stories of several of the slum's colorful residents unfold.
Cast
Cast
Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Jonathan Haagensen, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Daniel Zettel, Seu Jorge, Matheus Nachtergaele
Director
Director
Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language, Brazil
Rent Volver on DVD Volver
Synopsis
In acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar's engaging fantasy, a woman revisits her hometown in the La Mancha region of Spain -- in spectral form -- to resolve problems that she couldn't settle during her lifetime.
Cast
Cast
Penélope Cruz, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Carmen Maura, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave, Leandro Rivera
Director
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Comedies, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Spanish Language, Spain
Rent La Vie en Rose on DVD La Vie en Rose
Synopsis
Director Olivier Dahan paints a poignant portrait of legendary Parisian singer Édith Piaf, whose passion for music saw her through a life filled with tragedy. The film follows the chanteuse from her childhood in a brothel to her premature death.
Cast
Cast
Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gérard Depardieu, Clotilde Courau, Marc Barbé, Elisabeth Commelin
Director
Director
Olivier Dahan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Biographies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Showbiz Dramas, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France
Rent The Motorcycle Diaries on DVD The Motorcycle Diaries
Synopsis
Argentinean medical student and future revolutionary Che Guevara motorcycles across South America with his friend Alberto beginning in 1951, a deeply personal odyssey that ultimately crystallizes the young man's budding political beliefs.
Cast
Cast
Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna, Mercedes Morán, Jean Pierre Noher, Lucas Oro, Marina Glezer, Sofia Bertolotto, Franco Solazzi, Ricardo Diaz Mourelle, Sergio Boris
Director
Director
Walter Salles
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Indie Dramas, Foreign Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Spanish Language, Argentina
Rent Black Book on DVD Black Book
Synopsis
Rachel Stein is a beautiful Jewish woman who averts Nazi capture, then assumes a new Aryan identity and joins the Dutch resistance movement. A local leader persuades her to seduce a Nazi commander and take down the enemy from within.
Cast
Cast
Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn, Waldemar Kobus, Derek de Lint, Christian Berkel, Dolf de Vries, Michiel Huisman
Director
Director
Paul Verhoeven
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Period Pieces, Dutch Language, Netherlands
Rent Maria Full of Grace on DVD Maria Full of Grace
Synopsis
Maria Alvarez is a smart, independent 17-year-old from Colombia who agrees to smuggle a half-kilo of heroin into the United States for a shot at a normal existence in "El Norte" -- where she imagines the city streets are paved with gold.
Cast
Cast
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Yenny Paola Vega, Guilied Lopez, John Alex Toro, Patricia Rae, Wilson Guerrero, Jaime Osorio Gómez, Johanna Andrea Mora, Orlando Tobon, Fernando Velasquez
Director
Director
Joshua Marston
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Indie Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Crime Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Spanish Language
Rent The Diving Bell and the Butterfly on DVD The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Synopsis
Mathieu Amalric stars as author and Elle magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby in this adaptation of Bauby's autobiography, which he dictated by blinking his left eye after a stroke rendered him mute and paralyzed.
Cast
Cast
Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny, Patrick Chesnais, Niels Arestrup, Olatz López Garmendia, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Marina Hands, Max von Sydow
Director
Director
Julian Schnabel
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Biographies, Foreign Dramas, Medical Dramas, Inspirational Stories, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, French Language, France
Rent Life Is Beautiful on DVD Life Is Beautiful
Synopsis
A Jewish Italian waiter named Guido is sent to a Nazi concentration camp, along with his wife and their young son. Refusing to give up hope, Guido tries to protect his son's innocence by pretending that their imprisonment is an elaborate game.
Cast
Cast
Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bini Bustric, Marisa Paredes, Horst Buchholz, Lidia Alfonsi, Giuliana Lojodice, Amerigo Fontani
Director
Director
Roberto Benigni
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Tearjerkers, Foreign Dramas, Italian Language, Italy, Period Pieces
Rent Mongol on DVD Mongol
Synopsis
In 12th-century Asia, an orphaned slave named Temudjin escapes the clutches of his captors and begins a journey that will lead him to become one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever known: Genghis Khan.
Cast
Cast
Tadanobu Asano, Honglei Sun, Khulan Chuluun, Aliya, Ba Sen, Amadu Mamadakov, He Qi, Ben Hon Sun, Ji Ri Mu Tu, You Er, Huntun Batu, Deng Ba Te Er
Director
Director
Sergei Bodrov
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Biographies, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Epics, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Dramas, Russia
Rent Coco Before Chanel on DVD Coco Before Chanel
Synopsis
Audrey Tautou stars as legendary French designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in this lively biopic that explores the fashion icon's storied ascension from orphan to seamstress and cabaret singer and ultimately, the queen of Parisian haute couture. Alessandro Nivola plays Arthur "Boy" Capel, Chanel's lover and influential business investor who makes a lifelong impact on the young woman. Anne Fontaine directs this Oscar nominee for Best Costume Design.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain, Emmanuelle Devos, Régis Royer, Etienne Bartholomeus, Yan Duffas, Fabien Béhar, Roch Leibovici
Director
Director
Anne Fontaine
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, French Language, France
Rent I've Loved You So Long on DVD I've Loved You So Long
Synopsis
When Juliette is paroled after serving 15 years for murder, her estranged younger sister, Léa, offers her a place to live and restart her life. Léa's happy to reconnect, but her husband, thinking of the couple's two children, is more reluctant.
Cast
Cast
Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius, Laurent Grévill, Frédéric Pierrot, Claire Johnston, Catherine Hosmalin, Jean-Claude Arnaud, Olivier Cruveiller, Lise Segur, Mouss Zouheyri
Director
Director
Philippe Claudel
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France
Rent A Very Long Engagement on DVD A Very Long Engagement
Synopsis
Amelie's Audrey Tautou stars as Mathilde, a young Frenchwoman who vows to find out what happened to her missing fiancé (Gaspard Ulliel) during World War I. He appears to have died after a court-martial, but she needs to know for sure. As she looks for the truth, she discovers unexpected things about herself and the people she meets along the way. Jean-Pierre Jeunet directs this foreign-language adaptation of Sebastien Japrisot's novel.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jean-Pierre Becker, Dominique Bettenfeld, Clovis Cornillac, Marion Cotillard, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Julie Depardieu, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, André Dussollier, Ticky Holgado, Tchéky Karyo, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon, Chantal Neuwirth
Director
Director
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Must-See, Foreign Romance, France, French Language
Rent Y Tu Mamá También on DVD Y Tu Mamá También
Synopsis
When two rich teens meet the alluring, older Luisa, they try to impress her with stories of a road trip to a secret beach, then convince her to join them. What follows is an escapade involving seduction, conflict and the harsh realities of poverty.
Cast
Cast
Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ana López Mercado, Nathan Grinberg, Veronica Langer, María Aura, Giselle Audirac, Arturo Ríos, Andrés Almeida, Diana Bracho, Emilio Echevarría
Director
Director
Alfonso Cuarón
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Steamy Romance, Romantic Dramas, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Steamy Romance, Foreign Romance, Spanish Language, Mexico
Rent Water on DVD Water
Synopsis
After losing her husband to illness, 8-year-old Chuyia (Sarala) is forced to live out the rest of her days in a temple for Hindu widows, communing with 14 other women and a cruel headmistress who agrees to take her in. But it's through the trials of another widow, a beautiful prostitute named Kalyani (Lisa Ray) who's being courted by a man from a higher caste (John Abraham), that Chuyia learns the true restrictions of widowhood.
Cast
Cast
Lisa Ray, Sarala, Seema Biswas, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Waheeda Rehman, Raghuvir Yadav, Vinay Pathak, Rishma Malik, John Abraham, Deepa Mehta Saltzman, Ronica Sajnani
Director
Director
Deepa Mehta
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, India, Hindi Language, Foreign Romance, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Children of Heaven on DVD Children of Heaven
Synopsis
A young boy accidentally loses his sister's shoes and must share his own sneakers with her in a sort of relay while each attends school at different times during the day. The boy eventually enters a foot race in hopes of winning a new pair of shoes.
Cast
Cast
Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi, Fereshte Sarabandi, Kamal Mirkarimi, Behzad Rafi, Dariush Mokhtari, Mohammad-Hasan Hosseinian, Masume Dair
Director
Director
Majid Majidi
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Iran, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Amores Perros on DVD Amores Perros
Synopsis
These three intertwining tales unfold on the brutal streets of Mexico City. Octavio has an obsessive crush on his sister-in-law; Daniel dumps his family for a disturbed supermodel; and El Chivo cares for a wounded dog while planning an assassination.
Cast
Cast
Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Álvaro Guerrero, Vanessa Bauche, Jorge Salinas, Marco Pérez, Rodrigo Murray, Humberto Busto, Gerardo Campbell, Rosa María Bianchi
Director
Director
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Thrillers, Spanish Language, Mexico
Rent Jet Li's Fearless on DVD Jet Li's Fearless
Synopsis
Jet Li stars as real-life martial arts legend Huo Yuanjia, a world-class Chinese fighter who dreams of continuing his father's legacy and restoring pride in his nation. But as Huo's sparring skills grow, so does his ego.
Cast
Cast
Jet Li, Yong Dong, Sun Li, Shido Nakamura, Hee Ching Paw, Yun Qu, Masato Harada, Collin Chou, Nathan Jones, Brandon Rhea, Anthony De Longis, Jean Claude Leuyer, Mike Leeder, Zhigang Zhao
Director
Director
Ronny Yu
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Martial Arts, Foreign Action & Adventure, Biographies, Foreign Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Mandarin Language, Hong Kong
Rent Talk to Her on DVD Talk to Her
Synopsis
Pedro Almodóvar's Oscar-winning drama explores the bond forged between two men under tragic circumstances. When a bullfighting accident sends his girlfriend, Lydia (Rosario Flores), into a coma, Marco (Darío Grandinetti) visits her in a clinic where he befriends nurse Benigno (Javier Cámara). Shy and a bit strange, Benigno tirelessly tends to another patient, Alicia (Leonor Watling), a comatose ballet dancer and the object of his obsession.
Cast
Cast
Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Rosario Flores, Mariola Fuentes, Géraldine Chaplin, Pina Bausch, Roberto Alvarez, Fele Martínez, Adolfo Fernandez, Paz Vega, Lola Dueñas, Chus Lampreave, Ana Fernandez, José Sancho, Elena Anaya
Director
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Spain, Spanish Language, Foreign Romance, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Chorus on DVD The Chorus
Synopsis
Music teacher Clement Mathieu lands a job at a boys' boarding school populated by delinquents and orphans. Sensing potential in the rambunctious ruffians, Mathieu forms a choir to rein in his charges through the transforming power of song.
Cast
Cast
Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Kad Merad, Jean-Paul Bonnaire, Marie Bunel, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Maxence Perrin, Grégory Gatignol, Thomas Blumenthal, Cyril Bernicot
Director
Director
Christophe Barratier
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France, Period Pieces
Rent Tsotsi on DVD Tsotsi
Synopsis
After shooting a woman and driving off in her car, a ruthless thug is surprised to discover he isn't alone, kept company by a crying infant in the backseat. But through his efforts to care for the baby, he slowly rediscovers his capacity to love.
Cast
Cast
Presley Chweneyagae, Terry Pheto, Kenneth Nkosi, Mothusi Magano, Zenzo Ngqobe, Zola, Rapulana Seiphemo, Nambitha Mpumlwana, Israel Makoe, Jerry Mofokeng, Ian Roberts, Percy Matsemela, Owen Sejake
Director
Director
Gavin Hood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Foreign Dramas, Africa, Foreign Languages, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Biutiful on DVD Biutiful
Synopsis
Diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer, Uxbal -- a divorced father raising two children -- is determined to atone for his life as a black marketeer in this engrossing character study that unfolds in the slums of Barcelona, Spain.
Cast
Cast
Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella, Eduard Fernández, Cheikh Ndiaye, Diaryatou Daff, Taisheng Chen, Jin Luo, George Chibuikwem Chukwuma
Director
Director
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Indie Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Spanish Language, Mexico
Rent The Counterfeiters on DVD The Counterfeiters
Synopsis
During World War II, Jewish master forger Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is shielded from the atrocities of the concentration camps by agreeing to create counterfeit Allied currency for the Nazis. But soon, his conscience begins to gnaw at him.
Cast
Cast
Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Veit Stübner, Sebastian Urzendowsky, August Zirner, Martin Brambach, Dolores Chaplin, Werner Daehn, Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey, Marie Bäumer, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Tilo Prückner, Andreas Schmidt
Director
Director
Stefan Ruzowitzky
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent The Intouchables on DVD The Intouchables
Synopsis
Based on a true story, a quadriplegic aristocrat's world is turned upside down when he hires a good-humored ex-con as his caretaker. The unlikely duo overcomes adversity of every flavor as they shatter preconceptions of love, life and each other.
Cast
Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Clotilde Mollet, Gregoire Oestermann, Joséphine de Meaux, Marie-Laure Descoureaux, Cyril Mendy
Director
Director
Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Dramas Based on Real Life, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, French Language, France
Rent The Secret in Their Eyes on DVD The Secret in Their Eyes
Synopsis
In this Oscar-winning character study, a startling discovery comes to light for a retired criminal investigator as he pens a biographical novel about the unsolved case of a young newlywed's brutal rape and murder years earlier.
Cast
Cast
Soledad Villamil, Ricardo Darín, Carla Quevedo, Pablo Rago, Javier Godino, Bárbara Palladino, Rudy Romano, Alejandro Abelenda, Mario Alarcón, Guillermo Francella, José Luis Gioia
Director
Director
Juan José Campanella
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Crime Dramas, Mystery, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Thrillers, Spanish Language, Dramas Based on the Book, Argentina
Rent All About My Mother on DVD All About My Mother
Synopsis
Manuela leaves Madrid for Barcelona shortly after she witnesses her son's accidental death. Once there, she reunites with an old friend, a pre-op transsexual prostitute, and forms a fast but enduring friendship with a pregnant nun.
Cast
Cast
Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan, Penélope Cruz, Toni Cantó, Eloy Azorín
Director
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Spain, Foreign Must-See, Foreign LGBT, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Spanish Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Sex and Lucía on DVD Sex and Lucía
Synopsis
To get over losing her boyfriend, Lucía retreats to a quiet Mediterranean island to examine the passionate beginning and darker details of their relationship. Fact blends with fiction and time bends in unexpected ways as Lucía's memories unfold.
Cast
Cast
Paz Vega, Tristán Ulloa, Najwa Nimri, Daniel Freire, Elena Anaya, Silvia Llanos, Diana Suarez, Javier Cámara
Director
Director
Julio Medem
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Steamy Romance, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Romantic Dramas, Steamy Romance, Spanish Language, Spain
Rent Curse of the Golden Flower on DVD Curse of the Golden Flower
Synopsis
This lavish epic from director Yimou Zhang follows the romantic intrigue and political machinations in the house of the Emperor Ping and his ailing wife -- a couple whose secret passions and schemes ultimately affect their children's lives.
Cast
Cast
Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou, Ye Liu, Dahong Ni, Junjie Qin, Man Li, Jin Chen
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Martial Arts, Epics, Hong Kong, Mandarin Language, Period Pieces
Rent Merry Christmas on DVD Merry Christmas
Synopsis
As French, Scottish and German soldiers prepare to open their presents on Christmas Eve 1914, a momentous event occurs that changes the destinies of four people: an Anglican priest, a French lieutenant, a world-class tenor and his soprano lover.
Cast
Cast
Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Gary Lewis, Dany Boon, Daniel Brühl, Lucas Belvaux, Alex Ferns, Ian Richardson, Steven Robertson, Christopher Fulford, Robin Laing, Bernard Le Coq
Director
Director
Christian Carion
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Drama, Foreign Dramas, Winter Holidays, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, France, French Language, Period Pieces
Rent Like Water for Chocolate on DVD Like Water for Chocolate
Synopsis
Passionate Tita (Lumi Cavazos) is in love with Pedro (Marco Leonardi), but her controlling mother (Regina Torné) forbids her from marrying him. So when Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking -- and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares. A feast for the senses, this magical romance from director Alfonso Arau was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Globe.
Cast
Cast
Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Mario Iván Martínez, Ada Carrasco, Yareli Arizmendi, Claudette Maillé, Pilar Aranda
Director
Director
Alfonso Arau
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Romantic Dramas, Steamy Romance, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Steamy Romance, Spanish Language, Mexico
Rent The Sea Inside on DVD The Sea Inside
Synopsis
Javier Bardem stars in this moving film based on a true story as Ramon Sampedro, a Spaniard who's condemned to life as a quadriplegic. Determined to die with dignity, Sampedro leads a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life. His extraordinary example even inspires his lawyer, Julia (Belen Rueda), and a local woman (Lola Duenas) to reach for the heavens, with both women achieving far beyond their wildest dreams.
Cast
Cast
Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas, Mabel Rivera, Celso Bugallo, Clara Segura, Joan Dalmau, Alberto Jimenez, Tamar Novas, Francesc Garrido
Director
Director
Alejandro Amenábar
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Spain, Foreign Must-See, Spanish Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Triplets of Belleville on DVD The Triplets of Belleville
Synopsis
When her grandson, Champion, is kidnapped while competing in the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her dog set out to save him. Along the way, they meet an eccentric female singing trio called "The Triplets of Belleville" who might be able to help.
Cast
Cast
Michele Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin, Monica Viegas, Mari-Lou Gauthier, Charles Linton, Béatrice Bonifassi, Lina Boudreau
Director
Director
Sylvain Chomet
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Animation for Grown-ups, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, France
Rent Sarah's Key on DVD Sarah's Key
Synopsis
Paris, 1942: To protect her brother from the police arresting Jewish families, a young girl hides him away, promising to come back for him. Sixty-seven years later, her story intertwines with that of an American journalist investigating the roundup.
Cast
Cast
Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Frédéric Pierrot, Michel Duchaussoy, Dominique Frot, Natasha Mashkevich, Gisèle Casadesus, Aidan Quinn
Director
Director
Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language
Rent Rashomon on DVD Rashomon
Synopsis
Considered one of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's masterpieces, this Oscar-winning crime drama unfolds as four witnesses to a rape and murder report their versions of the attack, leaving the viewer to decide what really happened.
Cast
Cast
Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda, Noriko Honma, Daisuke Katô
Director
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Crime Dramas, Foreign Classics, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Japanese Language, Japan
Rent After the Wedding on DVD After the Wedding
Synopsis
To save the failing orphanage he runs in India, Danish ex-pat Jacob Petersen returns to his homeland to meet Jørgen, a self-indulgent businessman who's offered him a generous donation -- and who represents everything the noble-minded Jacob abhors.
Cast
Cast
Mads Mikkelsen, Rolf Lassgård, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Stine Fischer Christensen, Mona Malm, Christian Tafdrup, Niels Anders Thorn, Rita Angela, Erni Arneson
Director
Director
Susanne Bier
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Indie Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Danish Language, Scandinavia
Rent Blue on DVD Blue
Synopsis
When a young Frenchwoman tries to uncover her famous composer husband's secret life, her steps take her alternately closer to and further from the truth on a journey that ultimately leads to self-discovery.
Cast
Cast
Juliette Binoche, Benoît Régent, Florence Pernel, Charlotte Very, Emmanuelle Riva, Philippe Volter, Julie Delpy
Director
Director
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Romance on DVD Romance
Synopsis
Young schoolteacher Marie (Caroline Ducey) is sexually frustrated by her boyfriend (Sagamore Stevenin), who refuses to pay her any physical attention. So she embarks on an unbridled sex odyssey that pushes the limits of lust and degradation. Catherine Breillat's drama examines female sexuality thoughtfully but dispassionately. The unrated director's cut includes sexually explicit material, including a gynecological exam and a rape scene.
Cast
Cast
Caroline Ducey, Sagamore Stevenin, François Berléand, Rocco Siffredi, Reza Habouhossein, Ashley Wanninger
Director
Director
Catherine Breillat
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Steamy Romance, France, French Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Lust, Caution on DVD Lust, Caution
Synopsis
Set in World War II-era Shanghai, this drama follows the complex machinations of a group of actors and resistance fighters whose most beautiful member, the virginal Chia Chi, is tasked with seducing their most dangerous foe, the traitorous Mr. Yee.
Cast
Cast
Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Wei Tang, Joan Chen, Lee Hom Wang, Chung Hua Tou, Chih-ying Chu, Ying-hsien Kao, Ko Yu-Luen, Johnson Yuen, Kar Lok Chin, Yan Su, Anupam Kher, Saifei He
Director
Director
Ang Lee
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Romantic Dramas, Steamy Romance, 20th Century Period Pieces, Military & War Dramas, Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Thrillers, Foreign Steamy Romance, Mandarin Language
Rent When the Game Stands Tall on DVD When the Game Stands Tall
Synopsis
The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.
Cast
Cast
Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis, Alexander Ludwig, Clancy Brown, Laura Dern
Director
Director
Thomas Carter
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign Dramas
Rent Das Boot: Director's Cut on DVD Das Boot: Director's Cut
Synopsis
Nominated for six Oscars, this edge-of-your-seat dramatic triumph follows the trials of a German U-boat crew during World War II. Upon its restored re-release in 1997, an hour was added to the original film, which further augmented its impact. It also played as a six-hour German miniseries. In all its forms, the realistic and gripping battle scenes and palpable human struggle make Das Boot a critical hit.
Cast
Cast
Jürgen Prochnow, Klaus Wennemann, Herbert Gronemeyer, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge, Bernd Tauber, Erwin Leder, Martin May, Heinz Hoenig, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Claude-Oliver Rudolph, Jan Fedder, Ralf Richter, Joachim Bernhard, Oliver Stritzel
Director
Director
Wolfgang Petersen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Action Classics, Classic Dramas, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Classics, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Classic Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent Bad Education on DVD Bad Education
Synopsis
When film director Enrique is visited by his childhood friend and lover, Ignacio, Ignacio gives Enrique a short story he's written that's a factual account of the molestation he sustained at the hands of their Catholic school teacher.
Cast
Cast
Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lluís Homar, Francisco Maestre, Francisco Boira, Juan Fernández, Nacho Perez, Raul Garcia Forneiro, Javier Cámara, Petra Martinez
Director
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Indie Dramas, LGBT Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Thrillers, Spanish Language, Spain
Rent Persepolis on DVD Persepolis
Synopsis
Based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel, this Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature Film follows a young woman's childhood in repressive Iran, her adolescence in France and her return to Tehran as an adult.
Cast
Cast
Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Tilly Mandelbrot, Chiara Mastroianni, Gena Rowlands, Simon Abkarian, François Jerosme, Amethyste Frezignac, Iggy Pop
Director
Director
Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Genres
Genres
Anime & Animation, Foreign, Animation for Grown-ups, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France
Rent Paris, Je T'aime on DVD Paris, Je T'aime
Synopsis
Paris comes to life in this whimsical patchwork of 18 five-minute shorts united by a common theme: love in the City of Lights. Natalie Portman captures the heart of a blind student, Juliette Binoche is visited by a ghostly Willem Dafoe, and more.
Cast
Cast
Marianne Faithfull, Steve Buscemi, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Elijah Wood, Emily Mortimer, Natalie Portman, Ben Gazzara, Gena Rowlands, Gérard Depardieu, Margo Martindale
Director
Director
Olivier Assayas, Frederic Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Foreign Comedies, French Language, France
Rent The Battle of Algiers on DVD The Battle of Algiers
Synopsis
Shot in the streets of Algiers in documentary style, this film vividly re-creates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in 1957. The violence soon escalates on both sides in this war drama that remains relevant.
Cast
Cast
Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader
Director
Director
Gillo Pontecorvo
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classics, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Political Dramas, Africa, French Language, The Criterion Collection
Rent Of Gods and Men on DVD Of Gods and Men
Synopsis
A group of French Trappist monks making their home in the Algerian mountains have ample reason to believe they're in danger. But their assumption that there can be common ground between Islam and Christianity leads them to remain at the monastery.
Cast
Cast
Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach, Jacques Herlin, Loïc Pichon, Xavier Maly, Jean-Marie Frin, Abdelhafid Metalsi
Director
Director
Xavier Beauvois
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Political Dramas, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, French Language, France
Rent A Prophet on DVD A Prophet
Synopsis
After refusing to snitch, 18-year-old Arab Malik (Tahar Rahim) is thrown into a French prison, where the Corsican mafia rules with a firm fist. The obedient newcomer slowly rises through the organization's ranks but soon begins to double-cross his superiors. A follow-up to his 2005 gem The Beat My Heart Skipped, French director Jacques Audiard's A Prophet was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
Cast
Cast
Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Hichem Yacoubi, Reda Kateb, Jean-Philippe Ricci, Gilles Cohen, Antoine Basler, Leïla Bekhti, Pierre Leccia, Foued Nassah, Jean-Emmanuel Pagni
Director
Director
Jacques Audiard
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Thrillers, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language
Rent Sin Nombre on DVD Sin Nombre
Synopsis
Fleeing retaliation from the violent Central American street gang he's deserted, a young hood boards a northbound train, where he takes refuge atop the moving freight cars and hopes for a fresh start in a new country.
Cast
Cast
Paulina Gaitan, Édgar Flores, Kristyan Ferrer, Diana Garcia, Héctor Jiménez, Luis Fernando Peña, Damayanti Quintanar, Gerardo Taracena, Karla Cecilia Alvarado, Tenoch Huerta
Director
Director
Cary Fukunaga
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Crime Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Indie Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Spanish Language, Mexico
Rent Paradise Now on DVD Paradise Now
Synopsis
Hany Abu-Assad's disturbing yet moving tale examines two young Palestinians who are drafted as suicide bombers for an assignment in Tel Aviv. Both commit to their mission but have second thoughts after spending a final night with friends and family.
Cast
Cast
Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Amer Hlehel, Hiam Abbass, Ashraf Barhom, Mohammad Bustami
Director
Director
Hany Abu-Assad
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Military & War Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Arabic Language, Middle East
Rent Au Revoir Les Enfants on DVD Au Revoir Les Enfants
Synopsis
As World War II rages on, two students at a boarding school form an unlikely friendship. Although the boys begin as adversaries, they find common ground, especially when it becomes clear that one is merely trying to survive the tyranny of the Nazis.
Cast
Cast
Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejto, Francine Racette, Stanislas Carre de Malberg, Philippe Morier-Genoud, François Berléand, François Négret, Peter Fitz, Pascal Rivet, Benoit Henriet, Richard Leboeuf
Director
Director
Louis Malle
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Must-See, France, French Language, Foreign Classics, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Departures on DVD Departures
Synopsis
Young cellist Daigo has an epiphany in which he realizes he's been heading down the wrong career path. Retreating to his hometown, he trains for a new professional role as a "nakanshi" ¿ one who prepares the dead for burial.
Cast
Cast
Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ryoko Hirosue, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Kimiko Yo, Takashi Sasano, Tôru Minegishi, Tetta Sugimoto, Yukiko Tachibana, Tatsuo Yamada
Director
Director
Yôjirô Takita
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Japan, Japanese Language
Rent Antonia's Line on DVD Antonia's Line
Synopsis
Winner of the 1995 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this heartwarming drama is the remarkable story of a strong-willed woman who builds a new life with her teenage daughter in a quiet Dutch village after World War II. As she challenges the local customs, she begins to win her neighbors' affections. Earthy, sexy and romantic, the film is a joyous, multi-generational celebration of simple pleasures, lust for life and enduring passions.
Cast
Cast
Willeke Van Ammelroy, Els Dottermans, Jan Decleir, Marina De Graaf, Mil Seghers, Dora van der Groen
Director
Director
Marleen Gorris
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Dutch Language, Netherlands, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent A Separation on DVD A Separation
Synopsis
An Iranian husband and wife split up over his decision to stay and care for his aging father instead of leaving the country with his family. But his fateful choice to hire a stranger to do most of the caretaking breeds unexpected consequences.
Cast
Cast
Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini, Sarina Farhadi, Merila Zare'i, Ali-Asghar Shahbazi, Babak Karimi, Kimia Hosseini, Shirin Yazdanbakhsh, Sahabanu Zolghadr
Director
Director
Asghar Farhadi
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign Dramas, Tearjerkers, Iran, Foreign Languages
Rent Broken Embraces on DVD Broken Embraces
Synopsis
In this indie drama, aging filmmaker Mateo Blanco -- aka screenwriter Harry Caine -- tells his assistant about life before the accident that left him blind, when he became embroiled in a torrid and complicated affair with an aspiring actress.
Cast
Cast
Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez, Rubén Ochandiano, Tamar Novas, Ángela Molina, Chus Lampreave, Kiti Mánver, Lola Dueñas
Director
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Romantic Dramas, Mystery, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Thrillers, Spanish Language, Spain
Rent Raise the Red Lantern on DVD Raise the Red Lantern
Synopsis
After her father's death, 19-year-old Songlian marries the much older Chen Zuoqian, becoming the latest concubine in Chen's burgeoning harem and finding herself at the bottom of an oppressive hierarchy in 1920s China.
Cast
Cast
Cuifen Cao, Cao Zhengyin, Li Gong, Jingwu Ma, Jin Shuyuan, Ding Weimin, Chu Xiao, Qi Zhao, Caifei He, Cui Zhihgang
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages, Foreign Classics
Rent The Stoning of Soraya M. on DVD The Stoning of Soraya M.
Synopsis
Set in 1986 Iran at the start of Khomeini's reign, director Cyrus Nowrasteh's drama tells the true story of Soraya (Mozhan Marnò), whose husband plots to have her falsely accused of adultery so he can divorce her and marry a young girl. French journalist Freidoune (Jim Caviezel) is pulled into Soraya's tragic story when he meets a desperate woman named Zahra (Shohreh Aghdashloo).
Cast
Cast
Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mozhan Marnò, Jim Caviezel, Navid Negahban, Ali Pourtash, David Diaan, Vida Ghahremani
Director
Director
Cyrus Nowrasteh
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Iran, Farsi Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Malèna on DVD Malèna
Synopsis
When 12-year-old Renato catches a glimpse of beautiful new bride Malèna, his heart skips a beat. But when jealous town busybodies begin spreading vile rumors about her, Renato must incorporate those falsehoods with what he knows to be true.
Cast
Cast
Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana, Pietro Notarianni, Gaetano Aronica, Gilberto Idonea, Angelo Pellegrino, Gabriella Di Luzio, Pippo Provvidenti
Director
Director
Giuseppe Tornatore
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Drama, Foreign Dramas, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Under the Same Moon on DVD Under the Same Moon
Synopsis
In this tale illuminating the plight of illegal aliens, Kate del Castillo plays Rosario, a woman working illegally in the United States to provide a better life for her son Carlitos (Adrian Alonso), who remains at home in Mexico. Longing for his mother, Carlitos stows away on a van that's headed for the border. But an already treacherous journey becomes even more so when Carlitos is separated from his smugglers (Jesse Garcia and America Ferrera).
Cast
Cast
Adrian Alonso, Kate del Castillo, Eugenio Derbez, Maya Zapata, Carmen Salinas, Angelina Pelaez, Gabriel Porras, America Ferrera, Jesse Garcia, María Rojo
Director
Director
Patricia Riggen
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Spanish Language, Mexico
Rent Amour on DVD Amour
Synopsis
In this 2012 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner, Georges and Anne, retired music teachers in their eighties, have a time-tested love. But as Anne's health fails, Georges becomes her caregiver, and the couple's bond is tested like never before.
Cast
Cast
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud, William Shimell, Ramón Agirre, Rita Blanco, Carole Franck
Director
Director
Michael Haneke
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Indie Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, French Language, France
Rent Sophie Scholl: The Final Days on DVD Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
Synopsis
Arrested for participating in the White Rose resistance movement, anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl (Julia Jentsch) is subjected to a highly charged interrogation by the Gestapo, testing her loyalty to her cause, her family and her convictions. Based on true events, director Marc Rothemund's absorbing Oscar-nominated drama explores maintaining human resolve in the face of intense pressure from a system determined to silence whistle-blowers.
Cast
Cast
Julia Jentsch, Fabian Hinrichs, Gerald Alexander Held, Johanna Gastdorf, André Hennicke, Florian Stetter, Maximilian Brückner, Johannes Suhm, Lilli Jung, Jorg Hube
Director
Director
Marc Rothemund
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Germany, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Babette's Feast on DVD Babette's Feast
Synopsis
Philippa and Martina turn down a chance to leave their town, instead staying to care for their father. Decades later, Philippa and Martina take in a French woman who prepares a grand feast in gratitude -- a lavish meal eclipsed only by her secret.
Cast
Cast
Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Bibi Andersson, Ghita Nørby, Asta Esper Hagen Andersen , Thomas Antoni, Gert Bastian, Viggo Bentzon, Vibeke Hastrup, Therese Hojgaard Christensen
Director
Director
Gabriel Axel
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Danish Language, Scandinavia, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Crime of Padre Amaro on DVD The Crime of Padre Amaro
Synopsis
Painting a portrait of moral hypocrisy and corruption in the Catholic Church, this provocative drama follows a recently ordained priest who finds his lofty ideals tested when he begins a sexual relationship with a pretty teenage parishioner.
Cast
Cast
Gael García Bernal, Ana Claudia Talancón, Sancho Gracia, Angélica Aragón, Luisa Huertas, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Gastón Melo, Damián Alcázar, Andres Montiel
Director
Director
Carlos Carrera
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Steamy Romance, Mexico, Spanish Language, Steamy Romance
Rent Irreversible on DVD Irreversible
Synopsis
When a woman is brutally violated, her angered boyfriend and ex-boyfriend team up to track down the rapist and take justice into their own hands. This French thriller chronicles the unspeakable horror of rape and the aftermath of revenge.
Cast
Cast
Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Jo Prestia, Philippe Nahon, Stephane Drouot, Jean-Louis Costes, Michel Gondoin, Mourad Khima
Director
Director
Gaspar Noé
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Thrillers, France, French Language, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Red on DVD Red
Synopsis
In this meditation on the need for passion and human connection -- the final film in Krzysztof Kieslowski's "three colors" trilogy -- an accident brings together two very different people: Valentine (Irene Jacob), a model, and Joseph (Jean-Louis Trintignant), a retired judge. Since love chooses to pair people's hearts at random, theirs becomes a fated and deeply improbable, but altogether true, romance.
Cast
Cast
Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit, Samuel Le Bihan, Marion Stalens, Teco Celio, Bernard Escalon, Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy
Director
Director
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, French Language, France
Rent The 33 on DVD The 33
Synopsis
Unspooling one of the most compelling true-life tales of survival in the modern age, this gripping drama chronicles the massive 69-day effort to rescue 33 Chilean miners who were trapped more than 2,000 feet underground.
Cast
Cast
Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro, Mario Casas, Jacob Vargas, Juan Pablo Raba, Oscar Nuñez, Adriana Barraza, Kate del Castillo, Cote de Pablo, Bob Gunton, Gabriel Byrne, James Brolin
Director
Director
Patricia Riggen
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent In a Better World on DVD In a Better World
Synopsis
With his father working abroad, bullied Elias finds solace in a budding friendship with a volatile new student. But the boys' shared revenge only seems to invite more violence in this drama about the interplay between two dysfunctional families.
Cast
Cast
Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, William Jøhnk Nielsen, Markus Rygaard, Bodil Jørgensen, Elsebeth Steentoft, Anette Støvelbæk, Kim Bodnia, Martin Buch
Director
Director
Susanne Bier
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Scandinavia, Danish Language
Rent Incendies on DVD Incendies
Synopsis
When their mother's will implores them to deliver letters to the father they thought was dead and a brother they never knew about, twins Jeanne and Simon journey to the Middle East and attempt to reconstruct their family's hidden history.
Cast
Cast
Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Rémy Girard, Abdelghafour Elaaziz, Allen Altman, Mohamed Majd, Nabil Sawalha, Baya Belal
Director
Director
Denis Villeneuve
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Mystery, French Language
Rent The Class on DVD The Class
Synopsis
In an inventive adaptation of his novel about his experiences working in one of the roughest neighborhoods in Paris, François Bégaudeau stars as a replica of himself -- a passionate teacher who presides over a classroom of diverse young minds.
Cast
Cast
François Bégaudeau, Nassim Amrabt, Laura Baquela, Cherif Bounaïdja Rachedi, Arthur Fogel, Burak Özyilmaz, Boubacar Toure, Esmeralda Ouertani, Agame Malembo-Emene, Carl Nanor, Dalla Doucoure, Eva Paradiso, Justine Wu
Director
Director
Laurent Cantet
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, French Language, France
Rent The White Ribbon on DVD The White Ribbon
Synopsis
A year before World War I, a series of strange and brutal pranks threaten to shatter a northern German town's orderly existence. But the residents' response may have even more disturbing implications for the future. Celebrated Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke helms this Golden Globe-winning, sumptuously photographed black-and-white drama that stars Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Tukur and Theo Trebs.
Cast
Cast
Christian Friedel, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur, Ursina Lardi, Fion Mutert, Michael Kranz, Burghart Klaussner, Steffi Kühnert, Susanne Lothar, Theo Trebs, Josef Bierbichler, Marisa Growaldt, Janina Fautz, Jadea Mercedes Diaz
Director
Director
Michael Haneke
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany, Period Pieces
Rent Jean de Florette / Manon of the Spring on DVD Jean de Florette / Manon of the Spring
Synopsis
Claude Berri directs this pair of award-winning dramas that tell the story of a farmer who falls victim to a cruel scheme by his neighbors, and the comeuppance later delivered by the man's daughter. In Jean de Florette, two men (Yves Montand and Daniel Auteuil) block the water source that a new farmer (Gérard Depardieu) needs for his crops. In Manon of the Spring, Jean's grown daughter (Emmanuelle Beart) goes after the two men with a vengeance.
Cast
Cast
Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Elisabeth Depardieu, Margarita Lozano, Ernestine Mazurowna, Armand Meffre, Emmanuelle Béart, Hippolyte Girardot
Director
Director
Claude Berri
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Art House, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Central Station on DVD Central Station
Synopsis
Dora (Fernanda Montenegro), who writes letters for illiterate people at Rio de Janeiro's central railroad station, feels compelled to help 9-year-old Josué (Vinicius De Oliveira) locate his estranged father after the child's mother dies in a car accident. This Oscar-nominated drama follows the interplay between Dora and the boy during their journey to Brazil's remote Northeast region, their bond growing ever stronger with each mile logged.
Cast
Cast
Fernanda Montenegro, Marília Pêra, Vinícius de Oliveira, Soia Lira, Othon Bastos, Otávio Augusto, Stela Freitas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Caio Junqueira
Director
Director
Walter Salles
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Brazil, Portuguese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Ma Vie En Rose on DVD Ma Vie En Rose
Synopsis
Convinced he's a girl trapped in a boy's body, 7-year-old Ludovic (Georges Du Fresne) expresses his true self by regularly donning girls' clothing, putting a strain on his perplexed family -- and, of course, sending shockwaves among his bigoted neighbors. But Ludovic innocently carries on, oblivious to the chaos he's creating. This whimsical Belgian comedy was an international film festival smash and received a Best Foreign Film Golden Globe.
Cast
Cast
Michèle Laroque, Jean-Philippe Ecoffey, Hélène Vincent , Georges Du Fresne, Daniel Hanssens, Laurence Bibot, Jean-Francois Gallotte, Caroline Baehr, Julien Riviere, Marie Bunel
Director
Director
Alain Berliner
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, French Language, Belgium
Rent Mr. Turner on DVD Mr. Turner
Synopsis
This incandescent biographical portrait of famed 19th-century painter J.M.W. Turner spotlights his artistic genius, along with the eccentric and frequently insensitive behavior that he exhibited in his private life.
Cast
Cast
Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Karl Johnson, Ruth Sheen
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Foreign Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Nine Queens on DVD Nine Queens
Synopsis
Two small-time grifters (Ricardo Darin and Gastón Pauls) endure a series of tense negotiations when they attempt to sell a sheet of counterfeit stamps for a hefty sum, but the process is made more stressful when one of the con men's estranged sister (Leticia Bredice) becomes involved. Fans of American writer David Mamet will appreciate the twists in this Argentinean caper from writer-director Fabián Bielinsky.
Cast
Cast
Ricardo Darín, Gastón Pauls, Leticia Brédice, Jorge Noya, Ignasi Abadal, Tomás Fonzi, Alejandro Awada, Antonio Ugo, Elsa Berenguer, Oscar Nuñez
Director
Director
Fabian Bielinsky
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Foreign, Crime Thrillers, Foreign Thrillers, Mobster, Foreign Dramas, Spanish Language, Argentina
Rent 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days on DVD 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Synopsis
In the last days of communism in Romania, college student Gabita wants to end her unplanned pregnancy. With help from best friend and fellow student Otilia, Gabita seeks an abortion -- which is illegal under the oppressive Ceausescu regime.
Cast
Cast
Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean, Luminita Gheorghiu, Adi Carauleanu
Director
Director
Cristian Mungiu
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Social Issue Dramas, Indie Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Eastern Europe, Foreign Languages
Rent 2046 on DVD 2046
Synopsis
In this loose sequel to Hong Kong-based filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood for Love, Tony Leung Chiu-wai returns as struggling writer Chow Mo-wan, but now he's a boozing womanizer who writes soft porn. Through time travel and parallel worlds, this lushly photographed romantic drama explores Mo-wan's relationships with various women, including the one he truly loves, Su Lizhen (Gong Li). 2046 premiered at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
Cast
Cast
Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Li Gong, Takuya Kimura, Faye Wong, Ziyi Zhang, Carina Lau, Chen Chang, Wang Sum, Ping Lam Siu, Maggie Cheung
Director
Director
Kar Wai Wong
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, China, Cantonese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Flowers of War on DVD The Flowers of War
Synopsis
In 1937, as the Japanese army brutally invades the Chinese city of Nanking, an American mortician is trapped inside a western cathedral and vows to protect a group of young schoolgirls and 13 courtesans who are seeking refuge from the soldiers.
Cast
Cast
Christian Bale, Xinyi Zhang, Ni Ni, Tony Dawei, Atsuro Watabe, Paul Schneider, Tianyuan Huang, Shawn Dou, Kefan Cao, Dawei Tong
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, China, Mandarin Language
Rent The Lunchbox on DVD The Lunchbox
Synopsis
When Mumbai's eerily reliable lunchbox delivery service erroneously sends a meal prepared by a young housewife to a lonely widower on the brink of retirement, the mistake ignites an exchange of notes and mutual fantasy between them.
Cast
Cast
Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Denzil Smith, Bharati Achrekar, Nakul Vaid, Yashvi Puneet Nagar, Lillete Dubey
Director
Director
Ritesh Batra
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Hindi Language, India
Rent White on DVD White
Synopsis
Krzysztof Kieslowski's dark comedy -- the middle segment in his "three colors" trilogy -- shadows Polish immigrant Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski) as he's humiliated in a public courtroom by his wife (Julie Delpy) during their divorce proceedings. Shamed and brokenhearted, he finds an ally in a fellow countryman, and the two eventually concoct a way back to post-Communist Poland, where Karol sets about rebuilding his life.
Cast
Cast
Julie Delpy, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Stuhr, Florence Pernel, Juliette Binoche, Aleksander Bardini
Director
Director
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Road Home on DVD The Road Home
Synopsis
In 1950s China, young country girl Zhao Di falls head over heels for her village's new schoolteacher, but the couple's courtship is cut short when the new communist government summons him for questioning during the Cultural Revolution.
Cast
Cast
Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hao Zheng, Yuelin Zhao, Bin Li, Guifa Chang, Wencheng Sung, Qi Liu, Bo Ji, Zhongxi Zhang
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Séraphine on DVD Séraphine
Synopsis
Awestruck by the vibrant and imaginative artwork of uneducated housekeeper Séraphine Louis (Yolande Moreau) -- who spends her days doing menial chores -- German art critic Wilhelm Unde (Ulrich Tukur) takes the promising painter under his wing. Though her neighbors and others dismiss Séraphine's work, Unde is determined to turn the obscure French artist into a star in this revelatory biopic also starring Geneviève Mnich and Nico Rogner.
Cast
Cast
Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Genevieve Mnich, Adélaïde Leroux, Serge Lariviere, Françoise Lebrun, Corentin Lobet, Nico Rogner, Léna Breban
Director
Director
Martin Provost
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language
Rent In the Mood for Love on DVD In the Mood for Love
Synopsis
In 1962 Hong Kong, neighboring married apartment-dwellers Mr. Chow and Mrs. Chan discover that their spouses are having an affair. The two spend time together and find they have much in common, but vow never to behave like their unfaithful mates.
Cast
Cast
Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung, Rebecca Pan, Kelly Lai Chen, Man-Lei Chan, Tsi-Ang Chin, Roy Cheung, Lai Chen, Paulyn Sun
Director
Director
Kar Wai Wong
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Hong Kong, Cantonese Language, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Foreign Classics
Rent I Am Love on DVD I Am Love
Synopsis
Family dissension, unbidden desire and other tensions bubble to the surface during a patriarch's birthday party. When the seemingly picture-perfect Recchi clan gathers to celebrate the man, the veneer of civility quickly falls away.
Cast
Cast
Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini, Alba Rohrwacher, Pippo Delbono, Maria Paiato, Diane Fleri, Waris Ahluwalia, Gabriele Ferzetti, Marisa Berenson
Director
Director
Luca Guadagnino
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Zelary on DVD Zelary
Synopsis
Two disparate worlds collide in this gorgeously shot World War II drama that tells the story of Eliska, a nurse in a city hospital who donates her blood to save the life of injured mountain-dweller Joza, forging a powerful bond between them. When the Gestapo discovers the resistance group to which Eliska belongs, she's forced to seek refuge with Joza, leaving her urban life behind and starting anew in the remote mountains.
Cast
Cast
Anna Geislerová, György Cserhalmi, Jaroslava Adamova, Miroslav Donutil, Jaroslav Dusek, Iva Bittova, Ivan Trojan, Jan Hrusinsky, Anna Vertelarova, Tomás Zatecka, Ondrej Koval
Director
Director
Ondrej Trojan
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Czech Republic, Czech Language, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Indochine on DVD Indochine
Synopsis
A wealthy plantation owner and her adopted daughter are living in French Indochina when civil war erupts. But when both women fall for the same French naval officer, their relationship becomes tumultuous.
Cast
Cast
Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Dominique Blanc, Linh Dan Pham
Director
Director
Régis Wargnier
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France, Foreign Must-See, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Winter in Wartime on DVD Winter in Wartime
Synopsis
This sumptuously photographed drama focuses on 14-year-old Michiel as he wrestles with family loyalties, painful choices between safety and courage, and the harsh realities of the last, desperate winter of World War II.
Cast
Cast
Martijn Lakemeier, Yorick van Wageningen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Raymond Thiry, Melody Klaver, Anneke Blok, Mees Peijnenburg, Jesse van Driel, Dan van Husen, Ad Van Kempen, Tygo Gernandt
Director
Director
Martin Koolhoven
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Netherlands, Dutch Language
Rent Rust and Bone on DVD Rust and Bone
Synopsis
Unemployed kick boxer Ali, who's struggling to raise his young son alone, strikes up a relationship with Stephanie, a whale trainer who survives a terrible accident at her marine park. As Stephanie faces disability, she seeks comfort with Ali.
Cast
Cast
Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Céline Sallette, Corinne Masiero, Bouli Lanners, Jean-Michel Correia, Mourad Frarema
Director
Director
Jacques Audiard
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France
Rent The Edge of Heaven on DVD The Edge of Heaven
Synopsis
When his father accidentally kills a prostitute, Nejat Aksu (Baki Davrak) seeks out her 27-year-old daughter, Ayten (Nurgül Yesilcay), to make amends. Nejat focuses his search in Turkey, but Ayten, who's part of a closely watched activist group, has fled to Germany. The lives of four Turks and two Germans are soon entwined as a result of circumstances beyond their control in this compelling drama, which earned Best Screenplay honors at Cannes.
Cast
Cast
Nurgul Yesilcay, Baki Davrak, Gengiz Daner, Tuncel Kurtiz, Hanna Schygulla, Nursel Köse , Patrycia Ziolkowska
Director
Director
Fatih Akin
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent Love Is All You Need on DVD Love Is All You Need
Synopsis
Pierce Brosnan stars in this romantic comedy about several people in Sorrento, Italy, searching for love and dealing with jealousy, passion, romance and loneliness as they struggle to change their lives for the better.
Cast
Cast
Trine Dyrholm, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Bodnia, Paprika Steen, Sebastian Jessen, Christiane Schaumburg-Müller, Bodil Jørgensen
Director
Director
Susanne Bier
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Danish Language, Scandinavia
Rent North Face on DVD North Face
Synopsis
In 1936, young German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser face off against a rival Austrian duo in an attempt to be the first team to scale the infamous north face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps.
Cast
Cast
Benno Fürmann, Johanna Wokalek, Florian Lukas, Simon Schwarz, Georg Friedrich, Ulrich Tukur, Erwin Steinhauer, Branko Samarovski, Petra Morze, Hanspeter Müller
Director
Director
Philipp Stölzl
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Adventures, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Suspense, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent Kolya on DVD Kolya
Synopsis
In communist Czechoslovakia, middle-aged concert cellist and bachelor Frantisek Louka (Zdenek Sverak) is strapped for cash, reduced to playing funerals, when a chance relationship results in his caring for a 5-year-old Russian boy, Kolja (Andrei Chalimon). Political turmoil is imminent on the eve of the Velvet Revolution, while Louka's own emotional upheaval is just as unpredictable in this heartwarming, Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning tale.
Cast
Cast
Zdenek Sverak, Andrei Chalimon, Libuse Safrankova, Ondrej Vetchý, Stella Zázvorková, Ladislav Smoljak, Irina Livanova, Silvia Suvadova, Liliya Malkina, Karel Hermanek, Petra Spalkova, Nella Boudova, Rene Pribil, Miroslav Táborský
Director
Director
Jan Sverak
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Czech Republic, Czech Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Color of Paradise on DVD The Color of Paradise
Synopsis
Awash in the sights and sounds of an Iranian summer, this moving family drama stars Mohsen Ramezani as Mohammed, an 8-year-old blind boy whose poor widower father (Hossein Mahjoub) nearly abandons him at a school for blind children. Welcomed home by his grandmother and sisters, the bright boy is eager to immerse himself in the world of the seeing -- but his father fears Mohammed may hinder his attempts to remarry into a prosperous family.
Cast
Cast
Mohsen Ramezani, Hossein Mahjoub, Salime Feizi, Farahnaz Safari, Salameh Feyzi, Elham Sharifi
Director
Director
Majid Majidi
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Iran, Farsi Language, Foreign Must-See, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
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