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DVD's: General

RU Library - Level 1

Black Panther

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King T'Challa returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from divisions within his own country. When two enemies conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must join forces with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Wakandan Special Forces, to prevent Wakanda from being drawn into a world war.

The secret life of bees

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"To escape her cruel, angry father - and discover the truth about her late mother's past - 14-year-old Lily Owens flees with her caregiver and friend Rosaleen to a South Carolina town where she's taken in by the bee-keeping Boatwright sisters. Surrounded by the unexpected love, grace and spirituality she encounters there, Lily forms a bond with each of these uniquely gifted women and discovers that sometimes you must leave home in order to find it"

The Hundred Foot Journey

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Hassan is a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, his family settles in a quaint village in the south of France.

The Dancer Upstairs

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Based on the novel by Nicholas Shakespeare

Blade Runner

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Based on the novel : Do androids dream of electric sheep? / by Philip K. Dick

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (wonderful movie)

Mr. Chips is a shy and proper classics professor who teaches at an English all-boys school. He falls in love with a London dance-hall girl and decides to marry her. The couple makes Brookfield Academy for Boys its home and brightens the school with their unlikely union

Soylent Green

Presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer 1973

Directed by Richard Fleischer

Produced by Walter Seltzer and Russell Thacher

The Night Porter

Directed by Liliana Cavani; producer, Esa de Simone

Produced by Robert Gordon Edwards

Anchor Bay Entertainment UK, 2012


Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

A film by Tomas Alfredson 2011

 

The Incident

Written by Michael and James Norell 1989

Directed by Joseph Sargent

State of Play (Thrilling)

Produced by Andrew Hauptman, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner 2009

Directed by Kevin Macdonald

Amadeus

Produced by Saul Zaentz 1984

Directed by Milos Forman

The Last King of Scotland (excellent)

Produced by Lisa Bryer 2007

Directed by Kevin Macdonald

The Bang Bang Club (very good)

Written and directed by Steven Silver 2010

Downton Abbey (wonderful)

Downton Abbey : Series 1, 2, 3 & 4

Christmas special 2011

Doctor Zhivago (fabulous epic)

Produced by Carlo Ponti 1965

Directed by David Lean

The social network

Produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael de Luca, Cean Chaffin 2011

Directed by David Fincher

Life is beautiful (very moving)

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Miramax Films 2002

Directed by Roberto Benigni

Alien quadrilogy

20th Century Fox 2003

The Unbearable lightness of Being (excellent)

Produced by Saul Zaentz 1988

Directed by Philip Kaufman

The Great Gatsby

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The mysterious Jay Gatsby tries to rekindle his romance with Daisy, a young woman who has married another man

Monster

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Based on the true story of Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute who was executed in 2002

Easy Rider

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An alcoholic attorney hooks up with two part-time, drug-dealing motorcyclists in search of the "American dream." Heading from California to New Orleans, they sample the highs and lows of America

Les Miserables

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As a young man, Jean Valjean is convicted of stealing. After escaping prison, he rises, against all odds to become mayor, but he cannot escape his past or Javert, the fanatical police inspector who is determined to recapture him.

The Kite Runner

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In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever

Psycho

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Based on the novel by Robert Bloch

Mao's Last Dancer (Outstanding)

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Based on an inspiring true story, this emotionally powerful crowd-pleaser emerged as one of the year's most talked about independent films. It's the fascinating and epic tale of Li Cunxin, a peasant boy from rural China who beats impossible odds to become a world-renowned ballet dancer. Through breathtaking talent and sheer determination, Li makes his way to the United States, but when he falls in love with an American woman, he must risk everything to remain in the land of the free.

Amistad (outstanding)

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Based on a true story, the movie chronicles the story of a group of enslaved Africans who overcome their captors and attempt to return to their homeland. When the ship is seized, the captive Africans are brought to trial in the United States, this is the story of that courtroom battle.

The Exception

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A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

A Very English Scandal

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  British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe is accused of

conspiracy to murder his gay ex-lover and forced to stand trial in 1979.

 

Battle, Los Angeles

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Battle, Los Angeles 

War & Peace

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"Russia 1805. Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei, with their youthful ambition, despite their privileged circumstances, try to find meaning in their lives.

The Theory of Everything (outstanding)

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Based on the book Travelling to infinity : my life with Stephen / by Jane Hawking

The Big Short

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The financial meltdown from the perspective of a number of players: Michael Burry, a bizarre autistic-like stock-picking genius, and the first to realize that the market's housing boom is based on a "house of cards" sham.

The Danish girl

The Pianist (excellent)

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True-life story of brilliant pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the most acclaimed young musician of his time until his promising career was interrupted by the onset of World War II.

Remains of the Day

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A story of blind devotion and repressed love between a fanatically perfect butler and a high-spirited, strong-minded young housekeeper

Joyeux Noel (brilliant)

Nord-Ouest présente ; une co-production France-Allenagne-Angleterre-Belgique-Roumanie ; entre Nord-Ouest Production ... [et al.] et TF1 Films Production, Les Productions de La Guéville ; avec la participation de Canal+ 2006

The secret life of a Geisha

Produced by Anthony Geffen 2005

 

Searching for Sugar Man

Directed by Malik Bendjelloul 2012

Produced by Simon Chinn

Becket

Produced by Hall Wallis 1964

Directed by Peter Glenville

The New World

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Produced by Sarah Green 2006

Directed by Terence Malick

Atonement (excellent)

Directed by Joe Wright 2007

Nowhere in Africa (excellent)

Produced by Peter Herrmann 2003

Written and directed by Caroline Link

Out of Africa (outstanding)

A Universal picture 2000

Produced and directed by Sidney Pollack

Casablanca (outstanding)

A Hal B. Wallis production 1942

Directed by Michael Curtis

Deliverance (very good)

A Warner Bros. Production 1972

Produced and directed by John Boorman

Dead Poets Society (excellent)

A Steven Haft production 1989

The Colour Purple

Produced and directed by Steven Spielberg 1985

Little Women

A film by Gillian Armstrong 1994

The White Countess

Shanghai. 1936. Crossroads of the world and into this city of political intrigue comes Sofia, a Russian Countess who, with the remains of her family, has been left stateless by the Revolution. Forced by her reduced circumstances to support herself and her family as a bar-girl and taxi dancer, Sofia forms a relationship with Jackson, a blind former diplomat who opens an elegant bar; The White Countess

2005

Bohemian Rhapsody

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An enthralling celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history's most beloved entertainers. Following Queen's meteoric rise, their revolutionary sound and Freddie's solo career, the film also chronicles the band's reunion, and one of the greatest performances in rock history.

The Reader (excellent)

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Guilt, love, and history are three skeins, woven together to create human beings or, alternately, human monsters.

Wanderlust

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After George loses his high-stress Manhattan job, he and his wife Linda hit the road and wind up crashing at Elysium, a free-spirited community of hippies, tree-huggers, and the occasional nudist.

Love Story

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A young couple cross social barriers to marry, and are faced with unexpected impending death.

2012

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A geophysical team, who are investigating the effect radiation from other solar systems has on the Earth, learn that the core of the Earth is heating up and warn the President of the United States.

A United Kingdom

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The inspiring real-life romance of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (later Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.

Loving

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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

Brooklyn

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 Produced by Finola Dwyer & Amanda Posey

Sleeper

A Jack Rollins and Charles H. Joffe Production

Directed by Woody Allen 1973

Smiley's People

Produced by Jonathan Powell 1982

Directed by Simon Langton

The Constant Gardener (excellent)

Produced by Simon Channing-Williams 2006

Directed by Fernando Meirelles

Lorna Doone

A BBC Television Production 2000

Directed by Antony Calf

Produced by Deirdre Keir

Anna Karenina (excellent)

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A co-production of BBC and Time Life films 1978

Produced by Donald Wilson

Directed by Basil Coleman

The Libertine

Directed by Laurence Dunmore 2006

The Barbarian Invasions

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Produit par Denise Robert, Daniel Louis 2003

 

The Invisible Man

Dramatised by James Andrew Hall 1984

Rabbit-proof fence

Produced by Philip Noyce, Christine Olsen, John Winter 2003

Directed by Philip Noyce

The Lives of others (excellent)

Written and directed by Florian Henckel 2007

Moby Dick

Screenplay by Ray Bradbury and John Huston 2001

Directed by John Huston

Hotel Rwanda (excellent)

Produced by A. Kitman Ho and Terry George 2004

Directed by Terry George

Angela's Ashes (excellent)

Universal studios 1999

Tom Brown's Schooldays (excellent schoolboy drama set at Rugby School)

Produced by Suzan Harrison 2005

Directed by David Moore

Metropolis

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The story of a 21st century city run by a "super trustee" and his collaborators who live in a paradise-like garden. Workers are totally enslaved by machines and condemned to live underground. In the midst of this misery, a young woman, Maria, arises and attempts to inspire the workers to throw off their oppressors

The Queen

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Following the death of Princess Diana, the queen and her family remain hidden behind tradition.

Prime minister, Tony Blair, must convince the monarchy that its desire for privacy could lead to its downfall.

Portrait of a Lady

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Isabel Archer is a young woman of daring independence. But her head-strong innocence is no match for the manipulations of her duplicitous friend Madame Merle and the devious Gilbert Osmond.