New foreign language movies (July/August 2008)

August 22, 2008 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

Over the past month, movies in various languages have been recorded from TV.   These movies are also available from the computers in the Self Study room (look under the Language folders) should you wish to view them.

What programmes do / don’t you enjoy watching? What type of foreign language programmes are you most interested in viewing? Do feel free to post a comment & let me know!

Enjoy this month’s viewings 🙂


Chariots of Fire

The true story of the courage and triumph of two young runners who represented Britain in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Harold Abrahams was a wealthy Jewish Cambridge student who ran to avenge the bigotry and prejudices he encountered from the English Protestant establishment. Eric Liddell, a Scottish preacher, believed that he could best honour God by using the gift given to him to win races. Fired by their own destiny and inspired by their own dreams, they tested themselves against the fastest, the strongest and the highest on earth.

Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, John Gielgud, Cheryl Campbell, Nigel Davenport, Ian Holm, Patrick Magee
(1981)  UK  G  Drama  180 mins  Repeat  *CC*


Inspector Rex (weekly series, 7.35-8.30 Thursdays)


Three Wives

Beatrice, Bianca and Billi are three very different women thrown together by fate when their lives suddenly take an unexpected turn. On the night of New Year’s Eve, as they are expecting their husbands for the celebratory dinner, they receive a phone call and find out that the men, respectively a bank manager, an employee and a security guard, have robbed the bank where they worked and fled to South America. Following a tip-off, each of the wives separately boards a plane to Buenos Aires, only to find the other two on the same flight. Coming from very different social backgrounds, at first they don’t get along at all, but gradually their common situation draws them closer.

Francesca d’Aloja, Iaia Forte, Claudio Gregori
(2001)  (Italy/Italian)  Director: Marco Risi
M  S,L  Comedy  110 mins  Repeat


Bombon: El Perro

Juan is a good, kind-hearted man who has fallen on hard times. At the age of 52, Juan has been made redundant from the service station where he has worked for over two decades and the future looks grim. To earn some money, Juan makes handcrafted knives, but business is non-existent as his knives are too expensive for the ordinary working man. When Juan helps a young woman whose car has broken down, he is paid with the unusual gift of a pedigree Dogo Argentino – a huge, white, South American hunting dog.

Juan Villegas, Walter Donado
(2004)  (Argentina/Spanish)  Director: Carlos Sorin
M  L,S  Drama  100 mins  Repeat


Downunder Grads

Part 3
First year students have more than just their university studies to manage as they’ll do whatever it takes to get the edge over their competition. For Toby, attempting a triple degree while maintaining his political party commitments are part of his life plan. Japanese masters student Tsuyoshi is initially over the moon to be in Australia, but soon finds the whole experience overwhelming. And full-fee paying international student, Alejandra, feels one step behind her classmates as she contemplates failure, disgrace and the loss of her family’s dream for a better life for her through education.
(Australia/Chinese, English)  PG  Documentary  30 mins  Repeat  *CC*

Downunder Grads

Part 4

Indonesian scholarship recipients Nita and Muhammad must drastically alter their lives to take up the opportunity to study in Australia. As AUSAID scholarship students, they are returning to study after being in the workforce. In addition to culture shock, they also have to deal with separation from their families.
(Australia/Chinese, English)  PG  Documentary  30 mins  Repeat  *CC*


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