New foreign language movies (April 2011)

May 11, 2011 at 2:07 pm Leave a comment

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

Please feel free to pass on this email to colleagues who might be interested.

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


The Long Goodbye
On the eve of a dementia epidemic in Australia, this film follows the journeys of three families living with dementia as they struggle to maintain the identity and dignity of those they love.



The Russian Dolls

Cedric Klapisch’s much anticipated sequel to The Spanish Apartment: the ultimate transition from living-it-up to growing-up. The cosmopolitan Barcelona flatmates of five years ago gather in St Petersburg for the wedding of one of them.

(2005)  (France/French, Russian)

M  L,D,N,S  Comedy  135 mins  Repeat  *CC*



The Charlemagne Code

An Indiana Jones-style, action-packed race around Germany to get to the legendary treasure of the Nibelungen, hidden by Charlemagne.

(2008)  (Germany/German)  Director: Ralf Huettner
M  V  Action  130 mins  Repeat

Benjamin Sadler, Stephan Kampwirth



Winner of Berlin’s Golden Bear, this is a gritty, uncompromising contemporary love story. To escape the stringent, ultra-traditional rules of her family, Sibel, an unhappy girl from a German-Turkish background, decides to marry an equally depressed older man for the sake of convenience.

(2003)  Germany  V,L,A,D  Director: Fatih Akin

Drama  125 mins

Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli

Phantom Pain

Mark’s life revolves around his bicycle until one day, as he travels on a dark road at night, he is involved in a hit and run accident. The world around him crashes and he must now find a new meaning in it.

(2009)  Germany  Drama   Director: Matthias Emcke

Jana Pallaske, Stipe Erceg

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring
The phases of a man’s life are reflected in the passing seasons.

(2003)  South Korea  Drama  Director: Ki-duk Kim

Jae-kyeong Seo, Yeong-Su Oh


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