New foreign language movies (April 2010)

April 30, 2010 at 9:58 am Leave a comment

Over the past months, documentaries and movies in various languages have been recorded from SBS & ABC channels.

These programmes are available in the Self Study room (Rm 222, Brennan MacCallum building) should you wish to view them.


Summer of ’62

A sentimental drama based on the childhood experiences of award-winning director Mehdi Charef during the last spring of French colonial rule before the Algerian War of Independence. A moving story of friendship and courage.

Marc Robert, Mohamed Faouzi Ali Cherif, Thomas Millet
(2007)  (Algeria/French, Arabic)  Director: Mehdi Charef
M  L,V  Drama  95 mins


The Great Wall of China

This compelling film featuring a cast of thousands and stunning computer generated images dramatise events surrounding the construction of the Great Wall through the eyes of three individuals who helped create an icon.
(2006)  PG  Documentary  105 mins  *CC*


Feasts: India
Festivals are the one time of the year where families, communities and whole countries come together to celebrate. But what do these ritual festivals tell us about people and their cultures? Food writer Stefan Gates travels to India for the 10-day Onam Feast and examines how it unites communities as they eat, drink, dance, sing and dress up together.
Premiere  UK  G  Documentary  60 mins  *CC*


Swimming Pool

Sarah, a straitlaced, middle-aged English writer on vacation in the south of France, finds herself sharing a house with Julie, the uninhibited daughter of her publisher. Their interactions set off an increasingly unsettling series of events, as Sarah’s creative process and a bizarre murder blend dangerously together.

Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier, Charles Dance, Jean-Marie Lamour
(2003)  (France/English, French)  Director: Francois Ozon
MA  S,N,V  Murder/Mystery  105 mins  Repeat  *CC*


Busting the Berlin Wall

Shows how the Berlin Wall was built in a clandestine operation that surprised even the Allies in West Berlin. This was a time of families torn apart, of desperate East Berliners leaping from their apartment windows, or digging tunnels to the Western sector. It was also the time when Berlin became a hotbed of international espionage.
(Germany/German)  PG  Documentary  60 mins  Repeat  *CC*


Part of the Hope/Faith/Love trilogy, this film unravels the moral rite of passage of Francis, a young man who video tapes a respected art dealer in the act of stealing a holy painting.

Rafal Fudalej, Kamila Baar, Wojciech Pszoniak
(2007)  (Germany/Poland/Polish)  Director: Stanislaw Mucha
M  L,S,V,A  Drama  105 mins  Repeat


Om Shanti Om

The final Celebrate India film for the week is an irresistible Bollywood musical comedy seasoned with satire, vibrant colours, invigorating music and catchy dance sequences. Shahrukh Khan stars as the love struck film extra Om who, reincarnated after a tragic death, searches for his lost love: superstar Shanti.

Shah Rukh Khan, Shreyas Talpade, Arjun Rampal, Deepika Padukone
(2007)  (India/Hindi, English)  Director: Farah Khan
M  V  Romance  170 mins  Repeat

Salaam Namaste

The first Bollywood movie to be filmed entirely in Australia is tonight’s Celebrate India week offering. Nick, a chef, and Amber, a radio jock, fall for each other in Melbourne. Surrounded by quirky friends, bosses and landlords, but far away from home, Nick and Amber take a huge leap of faith as they decide to move in together. At first, they are just friends, but soon a relationship develops. They seem to want the same things, but they have very little in common.

Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Tania Zaetta
(2005)  (India/Hindi, English)  M  A  Romantic Comedy  160 mins  Repeat  *CC*


Shadowless Sword

A South Korean 10th century martial arts epic featuring mystical action sequences, an electrifying soundtrack and period costuming with modern punk touches. Sexy female assassins are sent to retrieve a prince to save the empire.

Seo-jin Lee, Hyeon-jun Shin, So-yi Yoon
(2005)  (South Korea/Korean)  Director: Young-jun Kim
M  V  Action  125 mins  Repeat


Whisky Romeo Zulu

True story about the events that preceded the 1999 crash of an LAPA Boeing 737 in which 67 people died. Written and directed by Enrique Pyneiro, a former LAPA pilot who plays himself.

Enrique Pyneiro, Mercedes Morán
(2004)  (Argentina/Spanish)  Director: Enrique Pyneiro
PG  Action  110 mins  Repeat


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