Top Foreign Languages movies on DVD and Blu-ray

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 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 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 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 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 Swimming Pool on DVD Swimming Pool
Synopsis
Famous British mystery writer Sarah Morton (Charlotte Rampling) needs a break, so when her publisher, John Bosload (Charles Dance), offers to let her use his vacation home in southern France during the off-season, Sarah deems it the perfect opportunity for a breather. Her hopes for a carefree idyll are shattered, however, when John's shiftless and brazenly promiscuous daughter (Ludivine Sagnier) arrives and sweeps Sarah into her reckless world.
Cast
Cast
Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier, Charles Dance, Marc Fayolle, Jean-Marie Lamour, Mireille Mosse, Michel Fau
Director
Director
François Ozon
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Thrillers, France, Foreign Steamy Romance, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
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 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 Languages, Foreign Regions
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 Languages, Foreign Regions
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 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 The Dinner Game on DVD The Dinner Game
Synopsis
Writer-director Francis Veber's clever comedy shadows a group of French intellectuals who gather each Wednesday night for a dinner game, in which the challenge is to bring along the most idiotic guest. Pierre (Thierry Lhermitte) thinks he's found a ringer in François (Jacques Villeret), a civil servant whose passion is making architectural models out of matchsticks. But Pierre gets more than he bargained for when François becomes his houseguest.
Cast
Cast
Thierry Lhermitte, Daniel Prévost, Francis Huster, Jacques Villeret
Director
Director
Francis Veber
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, France, Foreign Must-See, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
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 Battle Royale on DVD Battle Royale
Synopsis
When even schoolchildren begin to abuse a system on the verge of social collapse, the Japanese government introduces a strict new punishment whereby randomly chosen students are taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death.
Cast
Cast
Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Sôsuke Takaoka, Takashi Tsukamoto, Yukihiro Kotani, Masanobu Andô, Ko Shibasaki
Director
Director
Kinji Fukasaku
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Foreign, Action Thrillers, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Thrillers, Japan, Japanese Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
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 8 1/2 on DVD 8 1/2
Synopsis
Dog-tired movie director Guido Anselmi retreats to thoughts of yesteryear when his producers, his wife and his mistress all pressure him to start making another movie in director Federico Fellini's rumination on the joys and rigors of filmmaking.
Cast
Cast
Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Rossella Falk, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Barbara Steele, Caterina Boratto, Edra Gale, Guido Alberti
Director
Director
Federico Fellini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Classic Dramas, Italy, Foreign Classics, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, The Criterion Collection
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 Eat Drink Man Woman on DVD Eat Drink Man Woman
Synopsis
Distracted by their complicated love lives and secret ambitions, three adult sisters reluctantly humor their widower father (Sihung Lung) by enduring the elaborate, traditional Taiwanese dinners he insists on having every Sunday. Ang Lee directs this charming tale that humorously examines the clash between modernity and tradition within the contemporary Taiwanese family. Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu and Kuei-Mei Yang co-star.
Cast
Cast
Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-Mei Yang, Sylvia Chang, Winston Chao, Chao-jung Chen, Lester Chit-Man Chan, Yu Chen, Ah Lei Gua, Chi-Der Hong, Gin-Ming Hsu, Huel-Yi Lin, Shih-Jay Lin, Chin-Cheng Lu
Director
Director
Ang Lee
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Mandarin Language, Foreign Romance, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
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 Yojimbo on DVD Yojimbo
Synopsis
Masterless samurai Sanjuro Kuwabatake (Toshiro Mifune) finds himself in a feud-torn Japanese village in legendary director Akira Kurosawa's darkly comic film, which served as the prototype for Clint Eastwood's A Fistful of Dollars. As two factions of ruthless crime lords battle, Kuwabatake secretly convinces each side to hire him as protection against the other. When they discover his ruse, he's sent to prison, but his master plan is already underway.
Cast
Cast
Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa, Isuzu Yamada, Daisuke Katô, Seizaburô Kawazu, Takashi Shimura, Hiroshi Tachikawa, Yosuke Natsuki, Eijirô Tôno
Director
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Action & Adventure, Japan, Foreign Art House, Foreign Classics, Japanese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
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 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 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 Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Band's Visit on DVD The Band's Visit
Synopsis
When an Egyptian police brass band travels to Israel to play at the opening of an Arab arts center, the group ends up abandoned and lost in a remote desert town, igniting a charming cross-cultural comedy. Defying expectations, the tiny Israeli community embraces the musicians, and both the Egyptians and the locals learn a few things about one another -- and themselves. This witty foreign-language film nabbed the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes.
Cast
Cast
Saleh Bakri, Ronit Elkabetz, Sasson Gabai, Uri Gavriel, Imad Jabarin, Ahuva Keren, Rubi Moskovitz, Khalifa Natour, Hilla Sarjon
Director
Director
Eran Kolirin
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Israel, Hebrew Language, Arabic Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
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 M on DVD M
Synopsis
German-American director Fritz Lang presents his first "talkie" -- and cinema's first serial killer -- in this 1931 classic whose central villain was later used in Nazi propaganda films to illustrate the evils of sexual deviance. Propelled by a compulsion he can't control, plump pedophile Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) escapes the eye of the law -- but not the wrath of the Berlin underworld being blamed for his crimes. Otto Wernicke co-stars.
Cast
Cast
Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke, Theodor Loos, Theo Lingen, Georg John, Gustaf Gründgens
Director
Director
Fritz Lang
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classics, Foreign Thrillers, Germany, German Language, Foreign Art House, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages, The Criterion Collection
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 Dramas, Foreign Romance, Czech Republic, Czech Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
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 Ikiru on DVD Ikiru
Synopsis
When a stoic government official (Takashi Shimura) in post-war Japan learns he has terminal cancer, he suddenly realizes he's squandered his life on meaningless red tape and has no close family or friendships to lean on, in this drama from director Akira Kurosawa. Resolving to use his remaining time wisely, he sets out to steer a children's playground project through the bureaucracy he knows so well.
Cast
Cast
Takashi Shimura, Shinichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka, Minoru Chiaki, Miki Odagiri, Bokuzen Hidari, Minosuke Yamada, Kamatari Fujiwara, Makoto Kobori
Director
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Japan, Foreign Classics, Foreign Art House, Japanese Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, The Criterion Collection
Rent Belle de Jour on DVD Belle de Jour
Synopsis
Wealthy young newlywed Séverine (Catherine Deneuve) loves her husband (Jean Sorel), but can't bring herself to be intimate with him. So to sate her physical desires, she indulges in erotic daydreams, often blurring the line between reality and fantasy. When that isn't enough, she begins frequenting a classy Parisian brothel, working as a prostitute under an assumed name while remaining celibate within her marriage.
Cast
Cast
Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Page
Director
Director
Luis Buñuel
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Art House, Foreign Romance, Foreign Classics, French Language, France, Foreign Must-See, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, The Criterion Collection
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 400 Blows on DVD The 400 Blows
Synopsis
After young Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) runs away, life on the streets of Paris leads to nothing but trouble and guilt in this gritty feature film debut from legendary director François Truffaut. Though he turns to petty crime to survive, Antoine's remorse often leads him to try to return things he's stolen -- with disastrous results. The film was nominated for a Best Screenplay Oscar and the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Cast
Cast
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy, Guy Decomble, Georges Flamant, Patrick Auffray, Daniel Couturier, Francois Nocher, Robert Beauvais
Director
Director
François Truffaut
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, France, Foreign Classics, Foreign Art House, French 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
Rent The Piano Teacher on DVD The Piano Teacher
Synopsis
Isabelle Huppert stars as Erika, an emotionally repressed piano teacher still tied to her obsessive mother (Annie Girardot) and fast approaching spinsterhood, who sees an attractive student (Benoît Magimel) as a potential player in her dark sexual fantasies. Huppert is fascinating to watch in writer-director Michael Haneke's disturbing character study based on the novel by Nobel Literature Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek.
Cast
Cast
Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar, Udo Samel, Anna Sigalevitch, Cornelia Kondgen
Director
Director
Michael Haneke
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Steamy Romance, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent My Life as a Dog on DVD My Life as a Dog
Synopsis
This Oscar-nominated gem offers an honest depiction of the often-confusing nature of childhood. Shipped off to live with his uncle for the summer, 12-year-old Ingmar finds unexpected adventures with the help of the town's warmhearted eccentrics. These experiences give him the strength to accept his life and eventually enjoy childhood.
Cast
Cast
Anton Glanzelius, Tomas von Brömssen, Anki Lidén , Melinda Kinnaman, Kicki Rundgren, Lennart Hjulström
Director
Director
Lasse Hallström
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Scandinavia, Foreign Comedies, Tearjerkers, Swedish Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Foreign Classics
Rent Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring on DVD Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Synopsis
Under the vigilant eyes of Old Monk (Yeong-su Oh), Child Monk (Jong-ho Kim) learns a hard lesson about the nature of sorrow when his childish games turn cruel in a story that's divided into five segments, with each season representing a stage in a man's life. This exquisitely filmed drama directed by Ki-duk Kim is entirely set on and around a tree-lined lake, where a tiny Buddhist monastery floats on a raft amidst a breathtaking landscape.
Cast
Cast
Yeong-su Oh, Ki-duk Kim, Young-min Kim, Jae-kyeong Seo, Yeo-jin Ha, Jong-ho Kim, Jung-young Kim, Dae-han Ji, Min Choi, Ji-a Park, Min-Young Song
Director
Director
Ki-duk Kim
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Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Korea, Korean Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Italian on DVD The Italian
Synopsis
Six-year-old Vanya (Kolya Spiridonov) is about to be handed every Russian orphan's dream: A loving Italian family wants to adopt him and take him away from the rundown orphanage he calls home. But Vanya can't let go of his yearning for his birth mother. Determined to find her, he runs away and sets off on an adventure that leads him into a mysterious and sometimes perilous world. This moving drama received several international awards.
Cast
Cast
Dima Zemlyanko, Nikolai Reutov, Dariya Lesnikova, Yuri Itskov, Kolya Spiridonov, Andrei Yelizarov, Olga Shuvalova, Vladimir Shipov, Mariya Kuznetsova, Sasha Sirotkin, Polina Vorobieva
Director
Director
Andrei Kravchuk
Genres
Genres
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Rent The Valet on DVD The Valet
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Unassuming valet François (Gad Elmaleh) must pretend to be the beau of beautiful supermodel Elena (Alice Taglioni) when the paparazzi snaps him with the woman and her real lover, Pierre (Daniel Auteuil), a married business executive, in this merry farce. To trick his wife (Kristin Scott Thomas) and save his marriage, Pierre pays François to feign a romance with Elena -- but hilarious, unexpected consequences ensue.
Cast
Cast
Kristin Scott Thomas, Daniel Auteuil, Philippe Magnan, Virginie Ledoyen, Richard Berry, Alice Taglioni, Patrick Mille, Gad Elmaleh
Director
Director
Francis Veber
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, French Language, Foreign Languages
Rent The Unknown Woman on DVD The Unknown Woman
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Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso) directs this award-winning tale of Irina (Kseniya Rappoport), a young woman who escapes the sex trade in her native Ukraine and starts anew in an Italian village, working as a house servant to a wealthy couple and their young daughter. Over time, Irina ingratiates herself into the family's trust. But when a man from her past shows up uninvited, her newfound comfort is suddenly at risk.
Cast
Cast
Kseniya Rappoport, Michele Placido, Claudia Gerini, Margherita Buy, Pierfrancesco Favino, Piera Degli Esposti, Clara Dossena, Alessandro Haber, Ángela Molina, Pino Calabrese, Nicola Di Pinto, Gisella Marengo
Director
Director
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Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Italy, France, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
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Klaus Kinski's manic intensity lends itself perfectly to the role of obsessive genius Fitzcarraldo, a rubber baron intent on building an opera house deep within the Peruvian jungle, in this film from Werner Herzog. Capturing both the enormity of the jungle and the human spirit, the film finds cast and crew hauling a steamship over a mountain to achieve their mad goal. For his efforts, Herzog earned Best Director laurels at Cannes Film Festival.
Cast
Cast
Claudia Cardinale, Klaus Kinski
Director
Director
Werner Herzog
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Germany, German Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Earth on DVD Earth
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Deepa Mehta directed this stirring tale -- the second movie in a trilogy preceded by Fire and followed by Water -- about the religious and civil wars that broke out in India and Pakistan in the 1947 battle to gain independence from the British. Earth is based on the autobiographical novel <i>Cracking India</i> by Bapsi Sidhwa and is told through the eyes of a little girl, Lenny (Maia Sethna), who has one leg in a brace.
Cast
Cast
Maia Sethna, Nandita Das, Kitu Gidwani, Arif Zakaria, Eric Peterson, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Pavan Malhotra, Sunil Mehra, Navtej Singh Johar, Raghuvir Yadav, Aamir Khan, Gulshan Grover, Rahul Khanna
Director
Director
Deepa Mehta
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, India, Hindi Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not on DVD He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
Synopsis
With the streets of Bordeaux as backdrop, this thriller paints a picture of love gone awry. Angelique (Audrey Tautou), an artist and student, is in love and claims that her paramour, Luic, a cardiologist (Samuel Le Bihan), is just as enamored of her. But is he? He's married, for one, and he and his wife are expecting a baby. Brokenhearted, Angelique decides her love should conquer all.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Tautou, Samuel Le Bihan, Isabelle Carré, Clément Sibony, Sophie Guillemin, Eric Savin, Michele Garay, Elodie Navarre, Catherine Cyler, Mathilde Blache, Nathalie Krebs
Director
Director
Laetitia Colombani
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, France, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Languages, French Language, Foreign Regions
Rent The King of Masks on DVD The King of Masks
Synopsis
Nearing the end of his life, Wang -- a locally renowned street performer and wizard of the venerable art of mask magic -- yearns to pass on his technique. But custom decrees that he can only hand down his craft to a male successor. Anxious to preserve his unique art, the heirless Wang buys an impoverished 8-year-old on the black market. But when the child divulges a dreaded secret, Wang faces a choice between filial love and societal tradition.
Cast
Cast
Zhigang Zhang, Zhigang Zhao, Renying Zhou, Xu Zhu
Director
Director
Tian-Ming Wu
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Amarcord on DVD Amarcord
Synopsis
Awarded both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, acclaimed Italian director Frederico Fellini's Amarcord is a richly visual film about Rimini, a traditional seaside village during the uncertainty of Mussolini's fascist rule. Fellini drew from personal experience to bring the small town and all its colorful characters to life in this story about the escapades of a boy on the cusp of becoming a man.
Cast
Cast
Pupella Maggio, Armondo Brancia, Magali Noel, Ciccio Ingrassia, Nando Orfei, Bruno Zanin, Gianfilippo Carcano
Director
Director
Federico Fellini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign Classics, Italy, Foreign Classic Comedies, Italian Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages, The Criterion Collection
Rent The Princess and the Warrior on DVD The Princess and the Warrior
Synopsis
German director Tom Tykwer reunites with Run Lola Run star Franka Potente, who stars as Sissi, a nurse in a mental ward who gets run over in the street by a truck, in a darkly skewed heist movie with obsession at its core. Quick-thinking Bodo (Benno Furmann), a bank robber by trade, saves Sissi's life -- never suspecting that, in gratitude, she would haunt his every move like a lovesick puppy. Now, he's stuck with a shadow that he doesn't want.
Cast
Cast
Franka Potente, Benno Fürmann, Joachim Krol, Marita Breuer, Lars Rudolph, Melchior Beslon, Jürgen Tarrach, Ludger Pistor, Natja Brunckhorst, Sebastian Schipper
Director
Director
Tom Tykwer
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Crime Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Foreign Romance, German Language, Foreign Dramas, Germany, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Le Samourai on DVD Le Samourai
Synopsis
A little bit gangster film, a little bit samurai flick, this 1960s French masterpiece from Jean-Pierre Melville introduces the memorable anti-hero Jef Costello (Alain Delon), a contract killer with the instincts of a Japanese warrior and the features of Adonis. After offing a nightclub owner, Costello has two big problems: his double-crossing employer, who now wants him dead, and the dogged police investigator who's determined to rein him in.
Cast
Cast
Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, Caty Rosier, Jacques Leroy, Michel Boisrond, Robert Favart, Jean-Pierre Posier, Catherine Jourdan, Roger Fradet
Director
Director
Jean-Pierre Melville
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classics, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Thrillers, Foreign Must-See, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent To Live on DVD To Live
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A bold, energetic masterpiece from Zhang Yimou, the foremost director from China's influential "fifth generation" of filmmakers. Continuing his brilliant collaboration with China's best-known actress, Gong Li, Zhang weaves a tapestry of personal and political events, following the struggles of an impoverished husband and wife (Ge You and Li) from their heyday in the 1940s to the hardships that accompanied the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s.
Cast
Cast
You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu, Deng Fei, Wu Jiang, Dahong Ni, Tao Guo, Liu Tianchi
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, Foreign Languages
Rent Red Cliff: International Version on DVD Red Cliff: International Version
Synopsis
When a warmongering prime minister (Fengyi Zhang) advances his armies against two rival kingdoms, he unwittingly prompts his adversaries (Chen Chang and Yong You) to work together in this martial arts action-adventure. The ensuing conflict culminates in the epic battle of Red Cliff, a struggle by the sea involving more than one million soldiers.
Cast
Cast
Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang, Chen Chang, Wei Zhao, Hu Jun, Shido Nakamura, Chiling Lin, Yong You, Yong Hou
Director
Director
John Woo
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Divided We Fall on DVD Divided We Fall
Synopsis
In Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, Josef and Marie Cizek grudgingly agree to shelter David, a Jewish concentration camp escapee, in their tiny apartment. When Josef takes a job with a Nazi collaborator to ease suspicion, mayhem consumes the household. Filled with pungent humor and universal truths about the fragility of the human condition, director Jan Hrebejk's poignant film skirts a fine line between comedy and tragedy.
Cast
Cast
Bolek Polívka, Anna Siskova, Csongor Kassai, Jaroslav Dusek, Martin Huba, Jiri Pecha, Simona Stasova
Director
Director
Jan Hrebejk
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Czech Language, Foreign Comedies, Judaica, Czech Republic, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Perfect Crime on DVD The Perfect Crime
Synopsis
Rafael, a top department store salesman with his pick of the comely female staff, thinks he has the perfect life -- that is, until a rivalry with co-worker Don Antonio, the one salesgirl Rafael has hitherto spurned, comes to his aid but at a price. &#193;lex de la Iglesia's hilarious crime caper nabbed six nominations for Spain's Goya Awards.
Cast
Cast
Guillermo Toledo, Monica Cervera, Luis Varela, Enrique Villén, Fernando Tejero, Kira Miro, Montse Mostaza, Rosario Pardo
Director
Director
Álex de la Iglesia
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Spain, Spanish Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Killer on DVD The Killer
Synopsis
Nobody can play a killer with a conscience with quite the complex shadings that Chow Yun Fat imbues in this character. In this Hong Kong action thriller, he's stalked by a cynical cop (Danny Lee Sau-Yin), which gives the plot -- focusing on director John Woo's traditional themes of brotherhood and betrayal -- many places to twist and turn and moments to ponder. Highlight: the final shootout in a church amidst many (symbolic) fluttering doves.
Cast
Cast
Yun-Fat Chow, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Kong Chu, Kenneth Tsang, Fui-On Shing, Wing-Cho Yip, Fan Wei Yee, Barry Wong, Parkman Wong
Director
Director
John Woo
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Hong Kong, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, Cantonese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages, Foreign Classics
Rent The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie on DVD The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Synopsis
In Luis Bu&#241;uel's deliciously satiric, Oscar-winning masterpiece, an upper-class sextet (Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, St&#233;phane Audran, Bulle Ogier and Jean-Pierre Cassel) sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts repeatedly thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined. Perhaps his greatest film, Bu&#241;uel's absurdist view of the upper class is a timeless satire about consumerism and class privilege.
Cast
Cast
Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier, Stéphane Audran, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Julien Bertheau, Milena Vukotic
Director
Director
Luis Buñuel
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Comedies, France, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Foreign Classics
Rent My Best Friend on DVD My Best Friend
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So single-minded is antiques dealer Fran&#231;ois Coste (Daniel Auteuil) that he's failed to make a single friend over the years -- a point his business partner (Julie Gayet) is willing to wager on. With a prized Greek vase at stake, Coste must find a best pal in 10 days or pay up. The arrogant Parisian turns to a gregarious, lowbrow taxi driver (Dany Boon) to teach him how to make friends in this buddy movie (without the buddy) from Patrice Leconte.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Auteuil, Julie Gayet, Dany Boon, Henri Garcin, Jacques Spiesser, Marie Pillet, Marie Mergey, Elisabeth Bourgine
Director
Director
Patrice Leconte
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, France, French Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Walk on Water on DVD Walk on Water
Synopsis
American-born Israeli director Eytan Fox lenses this contemporary road movie that takes its Israeli characters to Berlin as they attempt to understand the role that the past still plays in the lives of young Israeli and German people. Lior Ashkenzai, Carola Ranier, Hans Tischler, Israeli Gideon Shemer and Yousuf Swaid co-star, and the soundtrack includes tunes by Esther Ofarim, Bruce Springsteen, Telepopmusic and Gigliola Cinquetti.
Cast
Cast
Lior Ashkenazi, Knut Berger, Caroline Peters, Gideon Shemer, Carola Regnier, Hanns Zischler, Ernest Lenart, Eyal Rozales, Yousef Sweid, Imad Jabarin
Director
Director
Eytan Fox
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Israel, Foreign LGBT, German Language, Hebrew Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Timecrimes on DVD Timecrimes
Synopsis
After accidentally traveling to the past, H&#233;ctor (Karra Elejalde) meets himself and triggers a series of mysterious events that lead to a shocking crime. The gripping time-travel story -- at once deeply intricate and easy to follow -- also stars Candela Fern&#225;ndez. Oscar-nominated short-film director Nacho Vigalondo makes his feature debut with this finely crafted sci-fi thriller.
Cast
Cast
Karra Elejalde, Candela Fernández, Barbara Goenaga, Juan Inciarte, Nacho Vigalondo
Director
Director
Nacho Vigalondo
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Spain, Spanish Language, Foreign Thrillers, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Aguirre: The Wrath of God on DVD Aguirre: The Wrath of God
Synopsis
In mid-16th century South America, after completely annihilating the illustrious Incan empire, Gonzalo Pizarro leads his army of conquistadors over the Andes in search of the fabled City of Gold, El Dorado. As Pizarro's soldiers battle starvation, Indians, the forces of nature and each other, Don Lope de Aguirre (Klaus Kinski) is consumed with visions of total domination and leads his army on a doomed quest into oblivion.
Cast
Cast
Klaus Kinski, Peter Berling, Alejandro Repulles, Cecilia Rivera, Helena Rojo, Edward Roland, Ruy Guerra
Director
Director
Werner Herzog
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign Art House, Germany, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Must-See, German Language, Foreign Classics, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me on DVD As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me
Synopsis
After escaping from a Siberian labor camp in the wake of World War II, German soldier Clemens Forell (Bernhard Bettermann) makes his way toward his wife and children, traveling more than 8,000 miles over the course of three long years to reach his final destination. Hardy Martins directs this critically acclaimed adaptation of the best-selling book by Josef Martin Bauer, a true story of survival and courage.
Cast
Cast
Bernhard Bettermann, Irina Pantaeva, Michael Mendl, Anatoly Kotenyov, Iris Böhm, Anna Hermann, Adalbert Mayer, Hans Peter Hallwachs, Hans-Uwe Bauer
Director
Director
Hardy Martins
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Germany, German Language, Foreign Languages
Rent Once Upon a Time in China on DVD Once Upon a Time in China
Synopsis
Fists and feet fly like veritable lightning bolts when the brave Wong Fei-hung steps up to defend a noble martial arts school from corrupt government officials, a renegade swordsman and an illegal slave ring. A classic example of the Hong Kong school of filmmaking, this action-packed flick ends with an explosive finale in which Li uses every square inch of an old warehouse to pull off an array of intricate fight choreography.
Cast
Cast
Jet Li, Biao Yuen, Rosamund Kwan, Jacky Cheung, Steve Tartalia, Kent Cheng, Jonathan Isgar, Shi-Kwan Yen, Mark King
Director
Director
Hark Tsui
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Martial Arts, Hong Kong, Mandarin Language, Cantonese Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Foreign Classics
Rent The Girl from Paris on DVD The Girl from Paris
Synopsis
Fed up with city life, Sandrine (Mathilde Seigner) decides to flee Paris and live out her dream of becoming a farmer. It's love at first sight when she comes across a farmstead on the Vercors plateau, which she takes over from the cantankerous farming veteran Adrien (Michel Serrault). Sandrine is as confident she can run the farm by herself as Adrien is skeptical; the trials of the oncoming winter will prove them both wrong.
Cast
Cast
Mathilde Seigner, Michel Serrault, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Frédéric Pierrot, Marc Berman, Francoise Bette, Christophe Rossignon, Roland Chalosse
Director
Director
Christian Carion
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, France, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Sanjuro on DVD Sanjuro
Synopsis
Akira Kurosawa's sequel to Yojimbo is a dark comedy about surly Sanjuro (Toshir&#244; Mifune), a larger-than-life samurai who, adrift in an era of fading tradition and increasing lawlessness, instructs a gang of scheming radicals in samurai wisdom. An unlikely hero who loves an action-packed swordfight and is quick with the sarcasm, Sanjuro doesn't always practice what he preaches, but he always remains true to himself.
Cast
Cast
Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi, Yuzo Kayama, Reiko Dan, Akihiko Hirata, Takashi Shimura, Kamatari Fujiwara, Takako Irie, Masao Shimizu
Director
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classics, Foreign Classic Comedies, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Action & Adventure, Japan, Foreign Art House, Japanese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Summer Hours on DVD Summer Hours
Synopsis
Sensing that death is close at hand, 75-year-old H&#233;l&#232;ne (Edith Scob) summons her three adult children to her home in the French countryside and tasks them with deciding the fate of her extraordinary art collection. Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling and J&#233;r&#233;mie Renier star as the three siblings forced to ponder their legacy and identity in this touching drama from internationally acclaimed writer-director Olivier Assayas.
Cast
Cast
Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jérémie Renier, Edith Scob, Dominique Reymond, Valérie Bonneton , Isabelle Sadoyan, Kyle Eastwood, Alice de Lencquesaing, Emile Berling
Director
Director
Olivier Assayas
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent No Man's Land on DVD No Man's Land
Synopsis
During the Bosnian Civil War, two soldiers -- a Serb and a Bosnian -- find themselves trapped together in a trench between enemy lines, while the Bosnian's wounded comrade lies nearby atop a land mine that could blow them all to smithereens.
Cast
Cast
Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Sovagovic, Georges Siatidis, Serge-Henri Valcke, Sacha Kremer, Alain Eloy, Mustafa Nadarevic, Bogdan Diklic, Simon Callow, Katrin Cartlidge, Tanja Ribic, Branko Zavrsan, Djuro Utjesanovic, Mirza Tanovic
Director
Director
Danis Tanovic
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Dramas, Eastern Europe, Foreign Languages
Rent Italian for Beginners on DVD Italian for Beginners
Synopsis
Director Lone Scherfig's playful and endearing story follows seven strangers from a small, rainy suburb who come together once a week to learn Italian. Andres (Anders W. Berthelsen), Jorgen (Peter Gantzler) and the others are all looking to fill a void in their lives. And as they embark on a journey of discovery, friendship and the limitless possibilities of love, they soon find that the class offers them much more than just a new language.
Cast
Cast
Anders W. Berthelsen, Anette Stovelbaek, Peter Gantzler, Ann Eleonora Jorgensen, Lars Kaalund, Karen-Lise Mynster, Elsebeth Steentoft, Sara Indrio Jensen, Bent Mejding, Claus Gerving, Carlo Barsotti
Director
Director
Lone Scherfig
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Scandinavia, Danish Language, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Nobody Knows on DVD Nobody Knows
Synopsis
Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda's touching film follows the empty lives of 12-year-old Akira (Y&#251;ya Yagira) and his three younger siblings (Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura and Momoko Shimizu) after their mother abandons them in a tiny Tokyo apartment. Pragmatic, determined and wise beyond his years, Akira manages the household as best he can -- but eventually the money runs out, and the children must find new ways to survive. Based on a true story.
Cast
Cast
Yûya Yagira , Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura, Momoko Shimizu, Hanae Kan, You, Kazumi Kushida, Yukiko Okamoto, Sei Hiraizumi, Ryô Kase, Yuichi Kimura
Director
Director
Hirokazu Koreeda
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Japan, Japanese Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Akira Kurosawa's Dreams on DVD Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
Synopsis
Japanese master director Akira Kurosawa explores the vital relationship between man and his environment with this collection of eight enchanting short stories drawn from his personal memories and dreams. A feast for the senses, the luminous tales are distinguished by dazzling imagery, rich color and keen insight. Another famed director (and Kurosawa fan), Martin Scorsese, portrays Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh in one of the segments.
Cast
Cast
Akira Terao, Martin Scorsese, Mitsunori Isaki, Chishu Ryu, Mieko Harada, Yoshitaka Zushi, Mitsuko Baisho, Chosuke Ikariya, Hisashi Igawa, Toshihiko Nakano, Akira Kurosawa
Director
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Japan, Japanese Language, Foreign Art House, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Flower of My Secret on DVD The Flower of My Secret
Synopsis
Popular romance novelist Leo (Marisa Paredes) takes a job at a newspaper under a pseudonym in this bittersweet film from Pedro Almodovar. Fed up with writing meaningless books and on the verge of splitting with her husband (Imanol Arias), Leo banishes her overwhelming depression by pretending to be Amanda Gris. She's hired by newspaperman &#193;ngel (Juan Echanove), who's unaware of her true identity and assigns her to review her own romance novel.
Cast
Cast
Marisa Paredes, Juan Echanove, Carmen Elias, Rossy de Palma, Chus Lampreave, Kiti Mánver, Joaquin Cortes, Manuela Vargas, Imanol Arias, Gloria Munoz, Juan Jose Otegui
Director
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Spain, Spanish Language, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent 3 Idiots on DVD 3 Idiots
Synopsis
While attending one of India's premier colleges, miserable engineering students and best friends Rancho (Aamir Khan), Farhan (Madhavan) and Raju (Sharman Joshi) struggle to beat their school's draconian system, which, in their eyes, unfairly values grades over creativity. Loosely based on Chetan Bhagat's best-selling novel <i>Five Point Someone</i>, this entertaining Bollywood comedy also stars Kareena Kapoor and Boman Irani.
Cast
Cast
Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Boman Irani, Kareena Kapoor, Sharman Joshi
Director
Director
Rajkumar Hirani
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Musicals, India, Bollywood, Foreign Comedies, Hindi Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Legend of the Shadowless Sword on DVD The Legend of the Shadowless Sword
Synopsis
When an invading army conquers the ancient Korean capital of Balhae, beautiful swordswoman Yeon So-ha (So-yi Yoon) sets out to help the kingdom's prince (Seo-jin Lee) return from exile and reclaim his rightful throne. But with assassins and criminals hot on their trail, only by unsheathing their lethal blades can they defeat their enemies and return the prince to power. Director Young-jun Kim's martial arts thriller also features Hyeon-jun Shin.
Cast
Cast
Hyeon-jun Shin, So-yi Yoon, Seo-jin Lee, Ki-yong Lee, Ji-woo Choi, Ho-bin Jeong, Jun-ha Jeong, Su-ro Kim
Director
Director
Kim Young-Jun
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Martial Arts, Korea, Foreign Action & Adventure, Korean Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Elsa & Fred on DVD Elsa & Fred
Synopsis
After his wife dies, reserved septuagenarian Alfredo (Manuel Alexandre) moves into a small Madrid apartment, where sparks fly with his neighbor Elsa (China Zorrilla), a fiery 82-year-old widow who christens him "Fred." Elsa's wild insouciance lures Fred into a whirlwind romance -- and a celebration of life -- in this award-winning romantic comedy from Spain and Argentina.
Cast
Cast
Manuel Alexandre, China Zorrilla, Blanca Portillo, Jose Angel Egido, Omar Muñoz, Roberto Carnaghi, Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa, Gonzalo Urtizberéa, Fanny Gautier
Director
Director
Marcos Carnevale
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Argentina, Foreign Romance, Spanish Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Widow of St. Pierre on DVD The Widow of St. Pierre
Synopsis
In 1849 on the French fishing island of Saint Pierre, Ariel Neel Auguste awaits execution for murder under the watchful eye of the captain of the island guard, who is waiting for a guillotine to arrive from the mainland.
Cast
Cast
Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Emir Kusturica, Michel Duchaussoy, Philippe Magnan, Christian Charmetant, Philippe Du Janerand, Reynald Bouchard, Ghyslain Tremblay, Marc Beland, Yves Jacques, Maurice Chevit
Director
Director
Patrice Leconte
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Salò on DVD Salò
Synopsis
This deeply disturbing movie updates a work by the Marquis de Sade and portrays the fate of 18 Italian youths who are kidnapped by Nazis. Held in a remote palace, they must endure endless sexual and other humiliations and are then sentenced to die. Pier Palo Pasolini directs this provocative film, which stars Paolo Bonacelli and Giorgio Cataldi. This movie includes intensely graphic material.
Cast
Cast
Caterina Boratto, Palolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle, Aldo Valletti
Director
Director
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Art House, Italy, Foreign Classics, Foreign Classic Dramas, Italian Language, The Criterion Collection, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Red Beard on DVD Red Beard
Synopsis
A testament to the goodness of humankind, director Akira Kurosawa's medical drama chronicles the relationship between an arrogant young doctor (Yuzo Kayama) and the compassionate clinic director (Toshir&#244; Mifune) who teaches him to appreciate the lives of their destitute patients. Mifune, in his last role for Kurosawa, gives a powerhouse performance as the dignified yet passionate director who guides his embittered intern to maturity.
Cast
Cast
Toshirô Mifune, Yuzo Kayama, Kamatari Fujiwara, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Tatsuyoshi Ehara, Reiko Dan, Akemi Negishi
Director
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Japan, Foreign Classics, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Art House, Japanese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent L'Avventura on DVD L'Avventura
Synopsis
Italian superstar Monica Vitti intrigues as a rich woman vacationing on a resort island in the Mediterranean who goes on a search for a missing friend, an investigation that evolves into a search for love and the meaning of life.
Cast
Cast
Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari, Dominique Blanchar, Renzo Ricci, James Addams, Renato Pinciroli
Director
Director
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Italy, Foreign Classics, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Tiger and the Snow on DVD The Tiger and the Snow
Synopsis
Italian actor-director Roberto Benigni stars as a romantic poet who vows to follow his love (Benigni's real-life wife, Nicoletta Braschi) to the ends of the earth -- even if that means going to Iraq at the dawn of the American invasion. Borrowing a bit from the plot of Benigni's Oscar-winning film Life Is Beautiful, this whimsical comedy presents a world in which all camps are absurd. French actor Jean Reno co-stars.
Cast
Cast
Roberto Benigni, Jean Reno, Nicoletta Braschi, Tom Waits, Emilia Fox, Jonah Lotan, Noah Margetts, Giuseppe Battiston, Alexis Conran, Andrea Renzi
Director
Director
Roberto Benigni
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Solaris on DVD Solaris
Synopsis
Scientist Kris Kelvin travels to the mysterious planet Solaris to investigate the failure of an earlier mission. But when his long-dead wife appears on the space station, he realizes the planet has the power to materialize human desires. Director Andrei Tarkovsky's sci-fi cult classic, based on Stanislaw Lem's novel, presents an uncompromisingly unique and poetic meditation on space travel and its physical and existential ramifications.
Cast
Cast
Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk, Juri Jarvet, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Vladislav Dvorzhetsky, Nikolai Grinko, Sos Sarkisyan
Director
Director
Andrei Tarkovsky
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classics, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Russia, Foreign Art House, Russian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Psychological Thrillers, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Diabolique on DVD Diabolique
Synopsis
The ailing spouse (V&#233;ra Clouzot) and manhandled mistress (Simone Signoret) of a sadistic boarding school headmaster (Paul Meurisse) plan and execute the man's murder -- but their plan goes haywire when the corpse vanishes. Henri-Georges Clouzot directs his real-life wife in this icy, black-and-white masterwork of homicide and Grand Guignol suspense, which ranked No. 49 on the Bravo network's "100 Scariest Movie Moments."
Cast
Cast
Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel, Jean Brochard, Pierre Larquey, Michel Serrault, Thérèse Dorny, Noel Roquevert
Director
Director
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Thrillers, Foreign Must-See, France, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Foreign Classics, Psychological Thrillers, Mystery
Rent Fanny and Alexander on DVD Fanny and Alexander
Synopsis
Director Ingmar Bergman's autobiographical drama, the 1984 Best Foreign Film Oscar winner, depicts a family in crisis after its lively patriarch (Allan Edwall) dies unexpectedly, leaving his grieving wife (Ewa Froling) desperate to provide stability for her children. The widow marries a minister, but their new life proves to be foreboding and lonesome, so it's up to the children's grandmother (Gunn Wallgren) to infuse joy into their existence.
Cast
Cast
Kristina Adolphson, Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve, Gunn Wallgren, Börje Ahlstedt, Allan Edwall, Ewa Fröling, Pernilla August, Christina Schollin, Mats Bergman, Anna Bergman, Gunnar Björnstrand, Harriet Andersson, Kristian Almgren, Stina Ekblad, Siv Ericks, Majlis Granlund, Maria Granlund
Director
Director
Ingmar Bergman
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Scandinavia, Foreign Must-See, Foreign Dramas, Swedish Language, Foreign Classics, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Stalingrad on DVD Stalingrad
Synopsis
During one of World War II's most brutal campaigns, German soldiers see a summer mission turn hellish when the ferocious Russian winter sets in. This raw dramatization provides an unvarnished look at one of the Allies' biggest triumphs.
Cast
Cast
Dominique Horwitz, Thomas Kretschmann, Jochen Nickel, Sebastian Rudolph, Sylvester Groth
Director
Director
Joseph Vilsmaier
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, German Language, Germany, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Dersu Uzala on DVD Dersu Uzala
Synopsis
A party of Russian soldiers hires aged hunter Dersu Uzala (Maksim Munzuk) to guide them on a surveying expedition through Siberia in the early 20th century. Uzala leads the group through life-threatening conditions with reverence and concern for his surroundings. Based on true memoirs, Akira Kurosawa's Academy Award-winning production is a testament to the value of lasting friendship, loyalty and mutual respect.
Cast
Cast
Yuri Solomin, Maksim Munzuk, Suimenkul Chokmorov, Svetlana Danielchanka, Vladimir Klemena, Dima Kortitschew, Aleksandr Pyatkov
Director
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Dramas, Russia, Russian Language, Foreign Must-See, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Queen Margot on DVD Queen Margot
Synopsis
To cement a partnership between Protestants and Catholics in France, Margot de Valois (Isabelle Adjani) agrees to an arranged marriage to Henri of Navarre (Daniel Auteuil). Although she's a staunch supporter of Henri, she is not a loyal wife and takes up with a Protestant lover (Vincent Perez). During the St. Bartholomew's Night Massacre, she helps her lover escape, setting off a chain of events that alters their lives and the course of history.
Cast
Cast
Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vincent Perez, Virna Lisi, Dominique Blanc, Pascal Greggory, Claudio Amendola, Miguel Bosé, Asia Argento
Director
Director
Patrice Chéreau
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Period Pieces, France, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Everlasting Moments on DVD Everlasting Moments
Synopsis
After marrying charming but coarse Sigfrid (Mikael Persbrandt), Maria (Maria Heiskanen) finds that her life isn't the fairy tale she expected, as her husband gradually becomes more brutal. But when she becomes involved in photography, Maria gains a new lease on life. Filmmaker Jan Troell based this Golden Globe-nominated drama on a manuscript written by his wife, Agneta Ulfs&#228;ter-Troell, chronicling the events of her ancestors in the early 20th century.
Cast
Cast
Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt, Jesper Christensen, Hans Alfredson, Jonas Bengtsson, Henrik Buchhave, Oskar Christensson, Petter Forkstam, Olle Frodin, Erik Gustafsson, Emil Jensen
Director
Director
Jan Troell
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Scandinavia, Swedish Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Suspiria on DVD Suspiria
Synopsis
This horror gem follows Susan, a young American girl whose talents have brought her to an illustrious European ballet school. But once she gets there, she realizes there's something strange going on as she's faced with a cluster of freaky happenings, from a shower of maggots to poison in her food. What she soon learns is that the school has been a meeting place for witches for many years.
Cast
Cast
Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé, Barbara Magnolfi, Susanna Javicoli, Eva Axen, Rudolf Schundler, Udo Kier
Director
Director
Dario Argento
Genres
Genres
Horror, Italian Horror, Satanic Stories, Supernatural Horror, Cult Horror, Foreign Horror, Italian Language, Italy, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Rules of the Game on DVD The Rules of the Game
Synopsis
When affluent Marquis Robert de la Chesnaye (Marcel Dalio) hosts a party at his sprawling property, emotions run high. Guests include Robert's mistress Genevieve (Mila Parely) and pilot Andre Jurieu (Roland Toutain), who fancies Robert's wife, Christine (Nora Gregor). Meanwhile, Schumacher (Gaston Modot) is trying to keep Marceau (Julien Carette) from hitting on his wife (Paulette Dubost). All the while, the servants watch with great interest.
Cast
Cast
Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parely, Odette Talazac, Claire Gerard, Anne Mayen, Lise Elina, Marcel Dalio, Julien Carette, Roland Toutain, Gaston Modot, Jean Renoir, Pierre Magnier, Eddy Debray, Pierre Nay, Richard Francoeur
Director
Director
Jean Renoir
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, France, Foreign Classics, French Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages, The Criterion Collection
Rent Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary on DVD Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary
Synopsis
Documentarians Andre Heller and Othmar Schmiderer turn their camera on 81-year-old Traudl Junge, who served as Adolf Hitler's secretary from 1942 to 1945, and allow her to speak about her experiences. Junge sheds light on life in the Third Reich and the days leading up to Hitler's death in the famed bunker, where Junge recorded Hitler's last will and testament. Her gripping account is nothing short of mesmerizing.
Cast
Cast
Traudl Junge
Director
Director
André Heller, Othmar Schmiderer
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Eastern Europe, German Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Butterfly on DVD Butterfly
Synopsis
At the onset of the Spanish Civil War, a sheltered boy (Manuel Lozano) in rural northern Spain forms an indelible bond with his kindly leftist teacher (Fernando Fern&#225;n G&#243;mez), who imparts his love for nature to the young student. Director Jose Luis Cuerda gentle and nostalgic drama, based on the short stories of Manuel Rivas, was nominated for 13 Goya Awards (the Spanish Oscar), winning for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Cast
Cast
Fernando Fernán Gómez, Manuel Lozano, Gonzalo Martin Uriarte, Uxia Blanco, Alexis de Los Santos, Jesús Castejón, Guillermo Toledo, Elena Fernández, Tamar Novas, Tatán, Roberto Vidal Bolaño, Celso Parada, Celso Bugallo, Antonio Lagares, Milagros Jiménez
Director
Director
Jose Luis Cuerda
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Spain, Spanish Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
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