New foreign language movies available (September 2009)!

September 3, 2009 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment

Over the past month, documentaries and movies in various languages have been recorded from free-to-air TV.    These programs are available in the Self Study room (Rm 222, Brennan MacCallum building) should you wish to view them.


Rabbit-Proof Fence

A true story about three little girls, snatched from their mother’s arms. Spirited 1500 miles away and their one hope is to find the rabbit proof fence that might just guide them home.

Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh, Ningali Lawford, David Gulpilil, Deborah Mailman, Jason Clarke
(2002)  Australia  PG  A  Adventure  90 mins  Repeat  *CC*


The Mystery of the Yellow Room

Based on a novel by the author of Phantom of the Opera, a good-looking, old-fashioned murder mystery set in the early 1900s. An investigative journalist applies his detective skills to solve the mysterious attempted murder of a young lady.

Denis Podalydès, Jean-Noël Brouté, Sabine Azéma
(2003)  (France/French)  Director: Bruno Podalydès
M  V  Mystery  125 mins  Repeat

The Cost of Living

Some of French cinema’s best known faces appear in this light-hearted comedy about people’s relationships with money and love.

Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Lindon, Géraldine Pailhas
(2003)  (France/French)  Director: Philippe Le Guay
M  L,N,S  Comedy  120 mins  Repeat


Inspector Rex (weekly series, 7.35-8.30 Thursdays)


Kiss Me First

A sweet, old-fashioned romance set in Italy around WWII. Adele and Marcello, born on the same day at the same time, are inseparable growing up. Separated by war, their mystical bond remains.

Stefania Rocca, Marco Cocci, Luca Zingaretti
(2004)  (Italy/Italian)  M  L,S  Romance  95 mins


From the director of Cinema Paradiso is this ode to the power of beauty to inspire and destroy. Malèna is the Oscar nominated, bittersweet tale of an adolescent’s obsession with a small town siren in WWII Sicily.

Giuseppe Sulfaro, Monica Bellucci, Luciano Federico
(2000)  (Italy/Italian)  Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
M  V,S,A  Drama  95 mins  Repeat

Manual of Love 2

Following the success of 2005’s Manual of Love, Monica Bellucci leads a host of gorgeous-looking Italian actors in this heart-warming, comical anthology of four interconnected tales of love. A radio DJ invites listeners to call in and tell their love stories. What follows are the stories of four different kinds of relationships.

Carlo Verdone, Monica Bellucci, Riccardo Scamarcio
(Italy/Italian)  Director: Giovanni Veronesi
M  S,L,N,V  Drama  130 mins


Secrets of the First Emperor

The amazing army of terracotta soldiers is Qin Shi Huangdi’s most widely known legacy. This documentary looks at how he created the greatest empire of antiquity, planned the first Great Wall, and built the largest burial site in the world. But at what cost? Qin Shi Huangdi pursued his goals with merciless determination and sacrificed the lives of hundreds of thousands of his subjects.
(2007)  (Germany/English, Mandarin)  M  A,V  Documentary  60 mins  Repeat  *CC*

Australian current affairs forum program, presented by Jenny Brockie.  Weekly.
Australia  Current Affairs  65 mins  *CC*


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