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A Blonde In Love DVD

Milos Forman directs this Czech drama starring Hana Brejchova as factory manager Andula. With a desire to boost the morale of her young female workers, Andula persuades the army to send some men to the rural location of her factory which has remained devoid of the male species since the breakout of war. Although spoilt for choice when the men show up, Andula meets a pianist at a dance and spends the night with him. After he leaves she b..

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A Case For A Rookie Hangman Blu-Ray

Pavel Juracek's free-form and darkly surreal adaptation of Gulliver's Travels channels Kafka and Lewis Carroll to create one of Czech cinema's most audacious and disturbing works. Lost on a country road, a man finds himself trapped in a nightmare world that mirrors communist-era Czechoslovakia. This transgressive film greatly provoked the authorities and its release was severely curtailed. Juracek, co-writer of Czech masterworls Daisies..

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A Case For A Rookie Hangman DVD

Pavel Juracek's free-form and darkly surreal adaptation of Gulliver's Travels channels Kafka and Lewis Carroll to create one of Czech cinema's most audacious and disturbing works. Lost on a country road, a man finds himself trapped in a nightmare world that mirrors communist-era Czechoslovakia. This transgressive film greatly provoked the authorities and its release was severely curtailed. Juracek, co-writer of Czech masterworls Daisies..

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A Jesters Tale (Blaznova Kronika) DVD

Czech historical comedy combining live action and animation directed by Karel Zeman. The film follows Petr (Petr Kostka), a young farmer who is forced to fight during the Thirty Years' War in 17th-century Europe. Together with his new friends, Petr experiences the real horror of war while desperately trying to avoid being killed...

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Adoption Blu-Ray

Márta Mészáros is without doubt one of the most significant female directors from Central Europe, with the majority of her outspoken work dealing frankly with issues of gender, politics and society.Adoption, one of her best-known works, is a story about the hushed rebellion of two strong women, one in her forties and one in her teens.43-year-old Kata longs to have a child of her own. Rejected by her married lover, Kata looks into ad..

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Beauty And The Beast Blu-Ray

From Juraj Herz, director of The Cremator and Morgiana, come this singular adaption of the classic tale - an altogether darker interpretation than we're used to. Light years from Disney, Herz's Beauty and the Beast (also known more provocatively as The Virgin and the Monster) follows the familiar story - innocent girl presents herself as sacrifice to a cursed man-beast hiding in exile, and learns to live with, and eventually love her ca..

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Before Tonight Is Over Blu-Ray

Set entirely in a nightclub in a mountain ski resort over one eventful evening, Peter Solan’s Before Tonight is Over brings together an exceptional cast as they drink, dance, flirt, and fight in a delightful, kaleidoscopic character study.Highly improvised and experimental in its approach, the film achieves a remarkable, intimate naturalism, offering a sharp critique of then-contemporary life as the characters gradually reveal their d..

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Birds Orphans And Foots (Vtackovia Siroty A Blazni) DVD

Surreal Czechoslovakian drama directed by Juraj Jakubisko.The film follows three adult orphans, Martha (Magda Vásáryová), Andrej (Philippe Avron), and Yorick (Jirí Sýkora), who live together in an abandoned and dilapidated church building.Faced with a difficult existence in a war-torn country, the trio adopt a careless and childlike outlook on life to combat the despair they see all around them.However, living in such close proxim..

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Black Peter Blu-Ray

Black Peter is the debut feature from Oscar-winning director Milos Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus). A wry comedy set in 1960's Czechoslovakia, the film explores the passions and confusions of teenage life. With a cast of mainly non-professional actors, Forman conjures up a naturalistic and witty portrait of everyday life under totalitarianism. Full of charming performances, youthful spontaneity and a rock n roll soundt..

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Black Peter DVD

Black Peter is the debut feature from Oscar-winning director Milos Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus). A wry comedy set in 1960's Czechoslovakia, the film explores the passions and confusions of teenage life. With a cast of mainly non-professional actors, Forman conjures up a naturalistic and witty portrait of everyday life under totalitarianism. Full of charming performances, youthful spontaneity and a rock n roll soundt..

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Black Snow DVD

Winner of the Silver Bear in Berlin in 1990, Xie Fei's film is a politically daring tale of urban alienation and despair. A former prisoner, played by the great Chinese actor Jiang Wen, arrives back in his native Beijing to find that he has no family or prospects or friends, just his underworld contacts trying to drag him back into a life of crime... Taking the classic crime thriller 'hook' - ex-con struggling to go straight - Black Sno..

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Blood (O Sangue) DVD

Moody and enigmatic Portuguese drama about the relationship between two young brothers. Living in a squat on the outskirts of Lisbon, 17-year-old Vincente (Pedro Hestnes) and his ten-year-old brother Nino (Nuno Ferreira) have had a tough life. With no mother, and a father who's seldom there, they've had to learn to look after themselves. So when their father disappears for good, they take it in their stride, determined to keep it their ..

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Celia Blu-Ray

Set in mid 1950s Australia, with the fear of communism in the air, Ann Turner's refreshingly unsentimental debut feature depicts a long hot summer seen through the eyes and over-active imagination of nine-year-old Celia.Shaken by the death of her beloved Grandmother, Celia finds herself adrift between the cruel games and rituals of childhood and the incomprehensible world of grown-ups. With monstrous creatures stalking her dreams by n..

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Celia DVD

Set in 1950s suburban Melbourne, at a time when the Australian government is ferreting out Communists and controlling the rabbit population through the introduction of myxomatosis.To 9-year-old Celia the two policies are somehow connected, while she also does battle with fictional monsters and her own relatives.A disturbing exploration of childhood fears and pre-occupations...

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Coach to Vienna Blu-Ray

In the final days of World War Two, a young Czech widow is abducted by two deserting German soldiers and forced to ferry them to the Austrian border. Unbeknown to them, she is plotting a brutal revenge for the recent killing of her husband by Wehrmacht forces.Banned even before its release (and remained unseen for over twenty years), Karel Kachyňa’s powerful and often harrowing film takes a humanist approach to war. Controversially, i..

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Curling Blu-Ray

Canadian drama directed by Denis Côté starring Emmanuel Bilodeau as Jean-François, a single father who works two jobs to provide for his family. Having sheltered his children from the outside world, Jean-François fears the worst when his adolescent daughter wishes to explore her curiosities...

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Czechmate Blu-Ray

Documentary from film-maker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur about Czech director Jirí Menzel...

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Daisies (Aka Sedmikrasky) DVD

Vera Chytilová writes and directs this surrealist Czech comedy centred around the lives of two teenage girls known as Marie I and Marie II (Jitka Cerhova and Ivana Karbanova).When the girls come to the conclusion that since the world is bad they should also be bad, they proceed to rebel against a degenerate and oppressive society by attacking symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture...

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Daisies Blu-Ray

Vera Chytilova's classic of surrealist cinema is the most adventurous and anarchic Czech movie of the 1960s. Two young women, both named Marie, revolt against a degenerate and opressive society, attacking symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture. A riotous punk poem of a film that is both hilarious and innovative, it has influenced generations of filmmakers. Defiant feminist statement? Nihilistic, avant-garde comedy? Daisies remains a fa..

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David Holzman's Diary DVD

Shot in 1967, David Holzman's Diary is a milestone in contemporary film history. Brilliantly conceived and executed, it manages to simultaneously be very much of its time and very many years ahead of its time. The film tells the story of David Holzman, a young man infatuated with film and filmmaking. Newly unemployed and beset with doubts and worries, Holzman thinks that filming his everyday existence will 'bring life into focus'. Stage..

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Diamonds Of The Night Blu-Ray

Jan Nemec’s debut feature is considered one of the most thrilling and startlingly original works of cinema. Told almost without dialogue, it chronicles the tense and desperate journey of two teenage boys who escape from a German train bound for a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. With its virtuoso cinematography, inspired editing and brilliantly utilised soundtrack, the film is a landmark of the Czech New Wave. Its themes of ..

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Diamonds Of The Night DVD

Jan Nemec, enfant terrible of the Czech New Wave, directs this starkly surrealist drama telling the brutal story of two Jewish boys who escape from a train transporting them from one Nazi death camp to another. As the boys run through the rugged and unfamiliar terrain, hounded by a band of armed German villagers, their flight is interpolated by their dreams, hallucinations, fantasies and memories...

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Diary For My Children DVD

Hungarian drama in which orphaned teenager Juli (Zsuzsa Czinkoczi) and her grandparents return from exile in Russia to Budapest after World War II. Unfortunately Juli's hopes of happiness in her homeland are gradually eroded by the strictures of a disciplinarian society...

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Distant Journey Blu-Ray

Alfréd Radok directs this Czech war drama that follows the long-lasting impact of the Nazi regime on a Jewish family. The cast includes Blanka Waleská, Otomar Krejca and Viktor Ocásek...

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Distant Journey DVD

Alfréd Radok directs this Czech war drama that follows the long-lasting impact of the Nazi regime on a Jewish family. The cast includes Blanka Waleská, Otomar Krejca and Viktor Ocásek...

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Dragons Return (Aka Drak Sa Vracia) DVD

Eduard Grecner writes and directs this Slovakian drama adaptation.Set during medieval times, reclusive potter Martin Lepis (Radovan Lukavský), who the villagers refer to as Dragon, returns to the mountain community that ousted him years before for a crime he maintains he did not commit.But his former fiancée Eva (Emília Vásáryová), her new husband Simon (Gustáv Valach) and the rest of the villagers are suspicious of Dragon's return ..

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Electra My Love (Aka Szerelmem Elektra) Blu-Ray

One of the finest works of the late, great film-maker Miklos Jancso, this legendary film is a radical reworking of the ancient Greek myth of Electra. Expressing political ideas that were forbidden in 1970s Hungary, it is a searing expose of oppression and the abuse of power. Revolutionary in form as well as content, the film is shot in twelve intricately choreographed long takes. Stylised and elemental, it reflects the horrors that Hung..

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Electra My Love (Aka Szerelmem Elektra) DVD

One of the finest works of the late, great film-maker Miklos Jancso, this legendary film is a radical reworking of the ancient Greek myth of Electra. Expressing political ideas that were forbidden in 1970s Hungary, it is a searing expose of oppression and the abuse of power. Revolutionary in form as well as content, the film is shot in twelve intricately choreographed long takes. Stylised and elemental, it reflects the horrors that Hung..

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Eroica DVD

Andrzej Monk directs this 1950s Polish film which explores less conventional means of heroism. Set during World War II, the feature is comprised of two separate tales. The first, entitled 'Scherzo Alla Pollacca', follows Dzidzius (Edward Dziewonski), a Warsaw man who is drawn into the war in spite of his fervent desire to protect himself from danger at all costs. 'Ostinato Lugubre' takes place in a Prisoner of War camp, where the escape..

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Escape From The Liberty Cinema DVD

Polish comedy drama written and directed by Wojciech Marczewski. Set during the latter days of Poland's communist regime in the 1980s, the film centres around a lonely government censor (Janusz Gajos). When actors refuse to speak their lines during a screening of the romantic drama 'Daybreak', the censor is called across the street to restore order to the Liberty Cinema. After he fails, top communist officials are brought in to silence ..

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Everybody In Our Family Blu-Ray

In Radu Jude's caustic and compelling black comedy, recently-divorced Marius plans to take his young daughter on a weekend break. When things do not go as intended, he strikes out at those around him and what begins as a comic drama soon turns painfully bitter. Marius' increasingly erratic behaviour and morbid self-pity send the film spinning headlong into much darker territory. Jude's pressure-cooker drama is an unflinching, sometimes ..

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Father (Aka Apa) DVD

From the Oscar-winning director of Mephisto. Set in Hungary in the years following the end of WW2, a young boy concocts a fantasy ideal of his father who has been killed in the war. In the boy's fertile imagination, the father attains mythical and heroic qualities. Szabo's poignant cinematic ode, combining humour with a poetic nostalgia, relates historical events through the prism of personal experience, producing a film of extraordinar..

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Fruit Of Paradise DVD

Vera Chytilová co-writes and directs this Czech experimental drama retelling the story of Adam and Eve. After a depiction of the Earth's creation, married couple Eva (Jitka Novákova) and Josef (Karel Novak) are enjoying an idyllic retreat in a health resort. But their short-lived peace is shattered when Eva begins to be stalked by a fellow visitor named Robert (Jan Schmid), who she supects is a serial killer targeting the resort's femal..

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Goodbye, Dragon Inn Blu-Ray

LIMITED EDITION BOOKLET (FIRST PRINT RUN) - IF LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS (BOOKLET) ARE REQUIRED PLEASE CHECK WITH CUSTOMER SERVICES THAT THIS IS STILL AVAILABLE BEFORE ORDERINGIn Taipei City, a cavernous old picture palace is about to close its doors forever. A meagre audience, the remaining few staff, and perhaps even a ghost or two, watch King Hu's wuxia classic Dragon Inn - each haunted by memories and desires evoked by cinema itsel..

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Goodbye, Dragon Inn DVD

LIMITED EDITION BOOKLET (FIRST PRINT RUN) - IF LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS (BOOKLET) ARE REQUIRED PLEASE CHECK WITH CUSTOMER SERVICES THAT THIS IS STILL AVAILABLE BEFORE ORDERINGIn Taipei City, a cavernous old picture palace is about to close its doors forever. A meagre audience, the remaining few staff, and perhaps even a ghost or two, watch King Hu's wuxia classic Dragon Inn - each haunted by memories and desires evoked by cinema itsel..

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Here Then (Aka Ci Chu Yu Bi Chu) DVD

Winner of the 'Best International Film Award' at the 2012 Edinburgh Film Festival, this astonishing debut feature is an enigmatic portrait of the alienation and disillusionment widespread among young people in contemporary China. Filmed in elegant long takes, Here, Then interweaves the lives of a cast of rootless characters linked by chance encounters, by their sexual obsessions, and by the loss of a mobile phone. Mao's thoughtful and a..

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Horse Money (Aka Cavalo Dinheiro) Blu-Ray

Nocturnal and steeped in sinister chiaroscuro, award-winning director Pedro Costa’s latest film follows Ventura, the enigmatic lead of Costa’s earlier groundbreaking Colossal Youth, as he traverses a seemingly endless night populated by the ghosts of his past. From the restless spirits that haunt this decaying urban landscape, Costa conjures a spellbinding cinematic experience. Featured in many Top 5 Films of the Year lists worldwide, H..

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Horse Money (Aka Cavalo Dinheiro) DVD

Nocturnal and steeped in sinister chiaroscuro, award-winning director Pedro Costa’s latest film follows Ventura, the enigmatic lead of Costa’s earlier groundbreaking Colossal Youth, as he traverses a seemingly endless night populated by the ghosts of his past. From the restless spirits that haunt this decaying urban landscape, Costa conjures a spellbinding cinematic experience. Featured in many Top 5 Films of the Year lists worldwide, H..

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Hungarian Masters Collection Limited Edition Blu-Ray

Second Run presents a selection of essential works by Hungarian cinema's most renowned filmmakers. This special edition box set contains these celebrated films presented from stunning new 4K restorations and released for the first time ever on Blu-ray.The set includes Zoltán Fábri’s Merry-Go-Round (Körhinta, 1955); István Gaál’s Current (Sodrásban, 1963) and Miklós Jancsó’s Agnus Dei (Égi bárány, 1970)Merry-Go-Round (Körhinta) Zolt..

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I was at Home, But Blu-Ray

LIMITED EDITION BOOKLET (FIRST PRINT RUN) - IF LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS (BOOKLET) ARE REQUIRED PLEASE CHECK WITH CUSTOMER SERVICES THAT THIS IS STILL AVAILABLE BEFORE ORDERINGIch war zuhause, aber...The films of Angela Schanelec have bewitched and mystified audiences with her unique, elliptical depictions of everyday life.Winner of the 'Best Director' prize at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival, I Was at Home, but... explores the impac..

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Ikarie XB 1 Blu-Ray

Jindrich Polak's pioneering feature Ikarie XB 1 is one of the cornerstones of contemporary sci-fi cinema. It predates Star Trek and Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and was clearly an influence on both - as well as countless other sci-fi films and TV shows that followed. Adapted from a novel by Stanislaw Lem, the film follows a mission deep into space in search of alien life. During their perilous journey the crew confront the effects of..

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Illumination (Aka Iluminacja) DVD

Polish award-winning existential drama directed by Krzysztof Zanussi.The film follows a young physicist (Stanislaw Latallo), who, feeling disappointed with the lack of answers to how he should live, is searching for some meaning in life.Only through experiencing love and grief and acknowledging the finitude of his existence does he find the courage to live authentically...

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Independencia DVD

Filipino historical drama directed by Raya Martin. During the American invasion of the Philippines in the early-20th century, a mother and her son take refuge in the middle of the jungle, where they hope to avoid the incoming troops. While in hiding they are joined by another mother, who is mortally wounded, and her child. They try their best to survive, but a lack of provisions and tough conditions threaten their very existence. Can th..

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Innocent Sorcerers (Aka Niewinni Czardzieje) DVD

Following his renowned War Trilogy, Andrzej Wajda made this provocative film from a script co-written by Jerzy Skolimowski (Deep End). A commentary on the lives of young people who grew up in the new, post-war communist Poland, Wajda chronicles a bohemian milieu of motor-scooters, love, sex and jazz with great vitality and humour. The rebellion the film depicts is social and moral, not political - and the film angered both Communist and..

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Intimate Lighting Blu-Ray

This delightful comedy is the debut film of director Ivan Passer and a signature work of the Czech New Wave. The film follows two old friends, both musicians, reunited when one returns to the small village where they grew up. Finding humour in every aspect of ordinary life, the film shows true affection and understanding for all its characters. Addressing the concerns of living in a totalitarian state with a beguiling lightness of touch..

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Invention For Destruction Blu-Ray

Karel Zeman has been a profound influence on generations of filmmakers and is now regarded a true master of 20th Century fantasy cinema. Invention for Destruction, based on the writings of Jules Verne, is Zeman's most beloved work and the most commercially successful Czech film ever produced. Breaking new ground in combining live-action with animation and design, it visualised a 'steampunk' aesthetic much ahead of its time. A love lette..

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Invention For Destruction DVD

Karel Zeman has been a profound influence on generations of filmmakers and is now regarded a true master of 20th Century fantasy cinema. Invention for Destruction, based on the writings of Jules Verne, is Zeman's most beloved work and the most commercially successful Czech film ever produced. Breaking new ground in combining live-action with animation and design, it visualised a 'steampunk' aesthetic much ahead of its time. A love lette..

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Journey To The Beginning Of Time Blu-Ray

The films of Karel Zeman, one of the masters of 20th Century fantasy cinema, ingeniously combine live-action and animation. A joyous adventure that celebrates the wonders of nature, Journey to the Beginning of Time sends four schoolboys on an epic and perilous voyage through prehistory, encountering cavemen, mammoths and dinosaurs along the way. Endlessly imaginative, Zeman uses a huge variety of innovative techniques to bring to life t..

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Journey To The Beginning Of Time DVD

The films of Karel Zeman, one of the masters of 20th Century fantasy cinema, ingeniously combine live-action and animation. A joyous adventure that celebrates the wonders of nature, Journey to the Beginning of Time sends four schoolboys on an epic and perilous voyage through prehistory, encountering cavemen, mammoths and dinosaurs along the way. Endlessly imaginative, Zeman uses a huge variety of innovative techniques to bring to life t..

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Kinetta DVD

Yorgos Lanthimos directs this experimental Greek drama. The film follows the local police detective of a run-down coastal town as he enlists the help of a photographer and a hotel maid to try and get to the bottom of a series of murders...

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Knights Of The Teutonic Order DVD

Based on the novel by Nobel winner Henryk Sienkiewicz, this epic tale of Poland and Prussia in the Miiddle Ages focuses on the plight of the Polish knight Jurand as he and his family are tormented by the deadly, Teutonic Knights...

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Larks On A String (Aka Skrivanci Na Niti) DVD

Shot in 1969, but banned by the Czech government until the fall of the Communist regime in 1990, Menzel s wry comic drama is a hymn to humanity and nonconformity. The film s principal characters are residents of a state-run junkyard / labour camp for those whose actions have been deemed counter-revolutionary . On one side of the yard live the men, most sent here for re-education . On the other side, are a group of women interned for the..

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Liberte Blu-Ray

Albert Serra directs this historical drama set in 1774, just before the French Revolution.Expelled from the King's court, libertines Madame de Dumeval (Theodora Marcade), the Duke of Tesis (Marc Susini) and the Duke of Wand (Baptiste Pinteaux) seek assistance from the freethinking German Duke of Walchen (Helmut Berger) as they attempt to bring their ways and philosophies to Germany...

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Liverpool DVD

Spanish-language drama in which an old sailor takes some overdue shore leave and heads to visit the relatives he has neglected so badly. Farrel (Juan Fernández) lives his life at sea, working in relative anonymity on a large ship. When the ship approaches Tierra del Fuego, Farrel surprises his captain by requesting shore leave. It appears that Farrel was raised in a village nearby and has decided he wishes to return to see his mother (N..

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Man Of Marble (Aka Czlowiek Z Marmuru) DVD

A television director (Krystyna Janda) sets out to make a documentary about former socialist hero Mateusz Birkut (Jerzy Radiwilowicz).Initially acclaimed as a hero for his brick-laying skills, with marble statues erected in his honour, Birkut was discredited by the government when he became too voluble regarding industrial politics.The director attempts to reveal the true story by interviewing Birkut's family and friends.An Andzej..

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Man Of The Story DVD

Malayalam-language drama following the life of a young revolutionary in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The story of Kunjunni (Vishwanathan)'s life in many ways reflects and represents the story of Kerala as a whole. With little input from his parents, Kunjunni falls under the influence of an uncle (Narendra Prasad) who was formerly a disciple of Ghandi but now considers himself a Marxist. Drawn increasingly towards left-wing ideas..

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Mother Joan Of The Angels - Restored Version DVD

A celebrated landmark of Polish cinema, the award-winning Mother of Joan of the Angels has been restored from its original materials and is presented in a new high-definition transfer. Taking the infamous and documented 'demonic possession' of a group of nuns in Loudun, France in 1634 as his starting point (events subsequently also adapted by Ken Russell for his notorious film The Devils), director Jerzy Kawalerowicz created an intensel..

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Mundane History (Aka Jao Nok Krajok) DVD

Thai drama exploring the relationship between a paralysed young man, Ake (Phakpoom Surapongsanuruk) and his carer, Pun (Arkanae Cherkam). Ake harbours a deep resentment towards his life and his father due to his disability. Irritated by his dependency on others, he grows distant, but when the relationship between him and his carer begins to grow, so does Ake's appreciation for life...

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My 20th Century (Aka Az En XX Szazadom) Blu-Ray

IIdiko Enyedi's acclaimed film tells the tale of identical twins Dora and Lili, born in Budapest at the very moment that Thomas Edison's wondrous electric light-bulb is unveiled to the word. Separated in childhood, the sisters' lives follow radically different paths, until New Year's Eve 1899, when they meet again on the Orient Express... This dazzling film portrays the birth of modernism, a daring world of revolutionary ideas and inven..

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My Way Home (Igy Jottem) DVD

In the final days of World War II, a young Hungarian is making his way home, through countryside full of the debris of war, when he is captured and imprisoned by Russians. Left in the custody of a young Russian soldier, the two youths form a friendship in spite of not speaking each other's language. The Hungarian's attempts to continue his journey homeward provide the framework for this powerful film, considered Miklos Jancso's first ma..

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Neon Bull Blu-Ray

Gabriel Mascaro's sensual, subversive Neon Bull unfolds within the macho world of traditional Brazilian rodeo, the vaquejada. Iremar is one of a group of bull wranglers travelling, from rodeo to rodeo, living an arduous itinerant life. Each aspires to a better future, and Iremar dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Balancing provocative realism with improvisational drama, Neon Bull is a celebration of its characters, their everyday l..

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Neon Bull DVD

Brazilian drama written and directed by Gabriel Mascaro. The film follows Iremar (Juliano Cazarré), a bull handler working on rodeos in the north of Brazil. Dreaming of leaving to start a career as a fashion designer, Iremar begins designing custom horse masks and outfits for his friend Galega (Maeve Jinkings). However, things soon change for Iremar as he meets pregnant factory worker Geise (Samya De Lavor) and the pair quickly strike u..

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One Two One (Aka Yek Do Yek) DVD

Iranian drama following one woman forced to contend with societal attitudes after an incident leaves her facially disfigured. Composed of a series of vignettes set in different locations, each episode tells the story of how the young woman came to be disfigured and how she now feels isolated from her former friends and family as she reassesses her ideas on love, loss and personal identity...

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Palms (Aka Ladoni) DVD

Palms is Aristakisyan's astonishing portrait of people who live on the margins of life and exist outside normal society. Profound, spiritual and hallucinatory, Palms is remarkable at every level and one of the most visionary films of recent years. Narrated by the director addressing his unborn son, the film is compassionate, revelatory and bold in its originality and was awarded the NIKA (Russian Oscar) for Best Documentary in 1994. Thi..

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Partition DVD

The tumultuous events surrounding the sub-continent's partition in 1947 into India and Pakistan are re-imagined in Ken McMullen's complex and visually striking film. A lunatic asylum in the city of Lahore becomes a mirror image of events in the outside political world, with the same actors playing both inmates and rulers. Adapted by Tariq Ali and McMullen from famous Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto’s short story ‘Toba Tek Singh’, Partiti..

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Passenger (Aka Pasazerka) DVD

The last film of Polish director Andrzej Munk, who was killed in a car crash during filming, this Holocaust drama was completed by Munk's colleagues and went on to win awards at Venice Film Festival and Cannes film festival.Liza (Aleksandra Slaska) is a German woman returning to Europe by ship with her husband.While walking on the deck, she sees the face of a woman she is sure she recognises.It turns out that she knew the passenge..

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People Of The Mountains DVD

Hungarian drama written and directed by István Szöts. The film follows a woodcutter and his family who are forced from their idyllic Transylvanian mountain home following the opening of a new lumber mill nearby. Despite being enticed into working for the very company that ejected them, the family quickly begin to struggle and soon face the tragic prospect of leaving their ancestral lands for good...

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Polish Cinema Classics - Volume III DVD

The Cruise: Polish cinema's first 'cult film', Piwowski's The Cruise is a satirical masterpiece. The absurdist plot parodies life in the People's Republic of Poland of the 1970s, transforming a weekend river cruise to an hilarious caricature of the ruling Communist system. Piwowski's astute observation, humour and the film's exposure of a national pathology made The Cruise one of the most popular Polish films of the 1970s. Camouflage: A..

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Rat-Trap (Aka Elippatahyam) DVD

Arguably considered the true heir to Satyajit Ray, Adoor Gopalakrishnan is one of India's most outstanding filmmakers and Rat-Trap was his first film to gain widespread international acclaim. Remarkable for its focus on characterization and detail, Rat-Trap is set in rural Kerala. Its story concerns Unni, the last male-heir of a feudal and decaying joint family. Unni's inability to accept the socio-economic changes of a new society resu..

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Red Psalm (Aka Meg Ker A Nep) DVD

Miklos Jancso is one of cinema's greatest visionaries and his Red Psalm is a formidable work of art from a master filmmaker at the peak of his powers. Depicting a series of peasant uprisings in Hungary in the late 19th century, the film celebrates the cause of revolutionary struggle. Inspired by folklore and song, Jancso's camera travels amongst groups of moving figures in an elaborate cinematic ballet and his singular use of film form ..

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Romeo Juliet And Darkness (Romeo Julia a tma) DVD

Czech filmmaker Jiri Weiss directs this moving love story about a Prague student, Pavel, (Ivan Mistrík), who hides a Jewish girl (Daniela Smutná) in his apartment attic during World War II. Shot in black and white, the film examines the consequences of one man's act of love in the face of the brutality of the Nazi occupation...

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Silence And Cry Blu-Ray

Silence and Cry is an elliptical, claustrophobic drama shot in the breathtaking long takes that are Hungarian master Miklos Jancso's trademark. Set in 1919, a soldier fleeing an anti-Communist manhunt takes refuge at an isolated farm, only to discover that the peasant family who shelter him are already under police scrutiny. The final part of an epic unofficial trilogy, following The Round-Up and The Red and the White, the film explores..

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Silence And Cry DVD

Hungarian drama co-written and directed by Miklós Jancsó. In 1919, with Hungary in disarray following the fall of communist rule, former Hungarian Red Army soldier István Cserzi (András Kozák) escapes to the countryside in an attempt to evade the secret police who are tasked with hunting down Red Army soldiers and executing them without trial. After taking refuge on a remote farm run by two women, István soon finds himself facing some t..

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Someday My Prince Will Come / Philip And His Seven Wives DVD

Double bill of documentaries from British film-maker Marc Isaacs. 'Someday My Prince Will Come' (2005) looks at life in a small coastal town in Cumbria and follows a young girl and her cousin as they share memories from their childhood and begin to think about what the future may hold. 'Philip and His Seven Wives' (2005) tells the story of Philip Sharp, an ex-rabbi attempting to build a new godly family in his quiet suburban neighbourho..

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Stella Cadente DVD

Catalan historical drama co-written and directed by Lluís Miñarro. The film follows ruler Amadeo I (Alex Brendemühl) as he attempts to establish himself as the King of Spain in the early 1870s. After being elected during a period of violent social upheaval, Amadeo must contend with a number of uprisings, disputes and assassination attempts during his difficult and short-lived reign. The cast also includes Bárbara Lennie, Lorenzo Balducc..

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Story Of My Death (Aka Historia De La Meva Mort) DVD

Catalan maverick auteur Albert Serra has established himself as one of the boldest and most unique voices in contemporary cinema, with his beguiling work often drawing on the history of literature and art. Winner of the prestigious Golden Leopard award for Best Film at Locarno, Story of My Death is a baroque reflection on pleasure and erotic desire dramatised from an imagined meeting between the ageing Casanova and Count Dracula. Serra'..

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Stuff And Dough DVD

In post-Ceausescu Romania, a hapless slacker Ovidiu, seeking a way to finance his own independence, agrees to courier a bag of 'medical supplies' to Bucharest. Taking two friends along for the ride, their high spirits come to an abrupt end when a sinister red Jeep follows and attempts to force them off the road. A straightforward journey suddenly becomes a life-threatening ordeal... Stuff and Dough is the debut feature film from Cristi ..

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Szindbad DVD

Considered a great ‘lost masterpiece’ of international cinema, Szindbad was chosen by Hungarian writers and filmmakers as one of the three best Hungarian films of all time. Based on the stories of surrealist writer Gyula Krudy, this iconic film is a lush and sensuous depiction of the life, loves and memories of serial seducer Szindbad (Zoltan Latinovits). As Szindbad contemplates his life of hedonism and romance, the film powerfully evo..

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Tenderness Blu-Ray

Slovak filmmaker Martin ulík s striking debut feature is a rich and complex coming-of-age story set against a background of political upheaval and a country in the throws of transformation and revolution.Simon, a young student, is drawn into a relationship with an older couple, Maria and Viktor, the dynamics of which veer between passion and cruelty. Simon finds himself caught in a love/hate triangle he does not fully comprehend, the ..

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The Cremator Blu-Ray

The Cremator has been described in many ways - as surrealist-horror, political allegory, a pitch-black comic satire and a darkly disturbing tale of terror. This unique cult film, a brilliantly chilling mix of Repulsion and Dr Strangelove, is set during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia and built around a remarkable performance by Rudolf Hrusinsky as the titular cremator. Proud of his mastery of his trade, Mr Kopfrkingl's perverse an..

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The Devil's Trap Blu-Ray

The first in František Vláčil’s trilogy of beautifully realised historical epics (which also includes his legendary works Marketa Lazarová and The Valley of the Bees), The Devil’s Trap is set in 16th century Bohemia where a miller and his son find themselves under investigation by Inquisition authorities after daring to question the local landowner’s decision to build on unstable land.Evoking a time where religious authority holds swa..

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The Ear Blu-Ray

In Kachyna's darkly satirical political-noir, a high-ranking Communist official and his wife begin to suspect that their home has been put under surveillance by the Party. Over one night, the growing tension exposes a bitter fault-line in their relationship, feeding an atmosphere of paranoia and dread. Daring to address the taboos of totalitarianism, The Ear was banned after completion, and remained unseen until the fall of Communism tw..

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The Emperors Naked Army Marches On Blu-Ray

Kazuo Hara directs this documentary following Japanese war veteran Kenzo Okuzaki as he travels around Japan on a quest to expose Emperor Hirohito and his men who killed two Japanese soldiers during World War II...

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The Emperors Naked Army Marches On DVD

Kazuo Hara directs this documentary following Japanese war veteran Kenzo Okuzaki as he travels around Japan on a quest to expose Emperor Hirohito and his men who killed two Japanese soldiers during World War II...

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The Fabulous Baron Munchausen Blu-Ray

Visionary Czech director Karel Zeman is treasured by generations of filmmakers worldwide, from Terry Gilliam and Jan Svankmajer to Tim Burton and Wes Anderson. His pioneering combination of live-action and animation makes him, alongside his Western counterpart Ray Harryhausen, one of the great masters of 20th Century fantasy cinema. Zeman's wildly inventive and comic take on the surreal adventures of Baron Munchausen explodes on to the ..

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The Fabulous Baron Munchausen DVD

Karel Zeman co-writes and directs this fantasy adventure starring Milos Kopecky as eccentric adventurer Baron Munchausen. After coming across young astronaut Tonik (Rudolf Jelínek) on the moon, the Baron decides to take him back to Earth to meet a Sultan (Rudolf Hrusínsky) in 18th century Turkey. However, when Tonik then falls in love with one of the Sultan's prisoners, he and the Baron are forced to embark on a series of thrilling adve..

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The Fifth Horseman is Fear Blu-Ray

LIMITED EDITION BOOKLET (FIRST PRINT RUN) - IF LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS (BOOKLET) ARE REQUIRED PLEASE CHECK WITH CUSTOMER SERVICES THAT THIS IS STILL AVAILABLE BEFORE ORDERINGSet in Prague, this powerful tale is informed as much by Czech resistance to Soviet impositions as it is by the torments of the Nazi era.A Jewish former doctor is compelled to work cataloguing the confiscated homes and possessions of fellow Jews. When asked to ..

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The Fifth Horseman is Fear DVD

LIMITED EDITION BOOKLET (FIRST PRINT RUN) - IF LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS (BOOKLET) ARE REQUIRED PLEASE CHECK WITH CUSTOMER SERVICES THAT THIS IS STILL AVAILABLE BEFORE ORDERINGSet in Prague, this powerful tale is informed as much by Czech resistance to Soviet impositions as it is by the torments of the Nazi era.A Jewish former doctor is compelled to work cataloguing the confiscated homes and possessions of fellow Jews. When asked to ..

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The Lighthouse Blu-Ray

This elegiac, semi-autobiographical drama unfolds against the backdrop and legacy of the Caucasus wars of the early 1990s. Told with a dream-like intensity, a young woman returns to her home in a remote, war-ravaged Armenian village to persuade her grandparents to leave with her for safety in Moscow.Beautifully photographed and composed, and set to a hypnotic soundtrack, this poetic and moving film is in the great visual tradition of ..

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The Miraculous Virgin Blu-Ray

Surrealism was arguably the most important artistic movement of the 20th century in Slovakia as it challenged both cultural and political establishments. Stefan Uher's The Miraculous Virgin, an exquisite, surreal, mystery drama set in the art scene of the 1960's became one of Slovak cinema's most admired works. The 'dream' figure of Anabella (Knife in the Water's Jolanta Umecka) who casts her spell on a group of young artists, the film,..

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The Miraculous Virgin DVD

Czechoslovakian drama directed by Stefan Uher. The film follows the mysterious Anabella (Jolanta Umecka) as she inspires a group of young artists. The cast also includes Ladislav Mrkvicka, Otakar Janda, Rudolf Thrún and Stefan Bobota...

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The Party and the Guests Blu-Ray

A group of friends on an afternoon picnic are accosted by mysterious authority figures and compelled to join a lavish banquet in the woods. Jan Němec’s surreal and sinister fable is a barbed satire of authoritarianism and conformity, as each of the ‘guests’ find their place among the revellers, succumbing to the will of their menacing hosts.Distinguished by being ‘banned forever’ by Czech authorities, Nemec’s disquieting film was cons..

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The Promised Land (Aka Ziemia Obiecana) DVD

Adapted from Nobel Laureate Wladyslaw Reymont's classic 1897 novel, The Promised Land is the story of three friends - one Polish, one German and one Jewish - united in their ruthless pursuit of fortune. With stunning camerawork and sumptuous design, Wadja depicts the explosive energy of a world being transformed by rampant industrialisation. Often cited as the greatest Polish film ever, this visceral examination of unbridled capitalism ..

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The Red And The White (Aka Csillagosok Katonak) DVD

Foreign drama set in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.In the brutal civil war, Hungarian volunteers supported the 'Red' revolutionaries who were being hunted by the 'White' Government forces ordered to cursh them.The film details a series of battles between the two forces...

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The Round Up DVD

A stark, cold and powerful film from Hungarian director, Miklos Jancso. The setting is the desolate countryside some time after Kossuth's 1848 rebellion against the oppressive Habsburg Austrian Empire. Power has been restored to the oppressors but partisans are still carrying out violent actions. In order to root out the guerillas, the army rounds up suspects and jails them in an isolated detention camp. The authorities do not have the ..

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The Shop On The High Street (Aka Obchod Na Korze) Blu-Ray

Small-town Slovakia 1942. Nazi concentration camp deportations have begun. Tono, a poor carpenter, is appointed 'Aryan controller' of the elderly and frail Jewish widow Rozalia's shop. Believing Tono is her new assistant, the two develop a friendship in which he maintains that illusion to protect her from the encroaching Nazi terror. Wonderfully written and performed, the film becomes a devastating examination of how minor compromises c..

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The Shop On The High Street (Aka Obchod Na Korze) DVD

Small-town Slovakia 1942. Nazi concentration camp deportations have begun. Tono, a poor carpenter, is appointed 'Aryan controller' of the elderly and frail Jewish widow Rozalia's shop. Believing Tono is her new assistant, the two develop a friendship in which he maintains that illusion to protect her from the encroaching Nazi terror. Wonderfully written and performed, the film becomes a devastating examination of how minor compromises c..

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