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East/Central European Langauge Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): New Additions To the Collection

New Additions to the Collection

The Fool (Russian)
"A dramatic tale worthy of Dostoyevsky, The Fool tells the story of one man's fight against a corrupt political system. Dima is a young man eking out a living in modern day Russia as a plumber's assistant while working to finish college. Called out late one night to inspect a leak at a derelict housing community, he discovers a major structural problem and a building on the verge of collapse. In his attempt to save lives of the eight hundred residents, Dima will find himself drawn into a world of dark secrets and cancerous corruption, where politicians and power players live by their own code and where tragic consequences are but a grim afterthought."

Krótki film ó milości = A Short Film about Love (Polish)
"Focuses on the lives of two human beings who have been deprived of the gift of love. A young postal worker falls in love with an older woman who lives in the flat opposite his. She attempts to prove to him that 'love' is nothing more than a set of biological impulses, as a reaction to his voyeurism, and draws him into a game in which neither is the winner."

The Major = Maĭor (Russian)
"Sergey Sobolev, a police major driving recklessly across an icy stretch of highway, hits and kills a young boy. The boy's mother Irina finds her already unbearable pain and anguish compounded when a cover-up is set in motion to protect Sergey."

The Queen of Spades: The Dark Rite (Russian)
"Legend has it that any mirror may become a portal into the world of the dead. It is said the Queen of Spades gets her energy from reflective objects and anyone who sees her will go insane or die. When four teenagers summon the Queen as a joke, one of them dies suddenly and the group realizes they have conjured up an inexplicable and deadly evil."

Remembrance (Polish)
"In a daring escape Tomasz, a young Polish political prisoner, rescues his Jewish fiancé Hannah. With the Nazis in pursuit, Hannah and Tomasz make their way into hiding. Chaos ensues and the two are torn apart and each becomes convinced that the other is lost."

Story of Sin (Polish)
"The life of a beautiful, young and pious woman is thrown into chaos when her parents take in a dashingly handsome lodger. After embarking on a torrid love affair with him, the lodger goes off to Rome to seek a divorce from his estranged wife. Unable to live apart from her beloved, the hero leaves home to follow him."

Viktoria (Bulgarian)
"Follows three generations of women in the final years of the People's Republic of Bulgaria and the early years of the new government. Dreaming of the west, Boryana, determined not to have a child in a communist Bulgaria is blessed with a child. The child, Viktoria, is missing a belly button and declared the country's Baby of the Decade. Boryana takes care of Viktoria until she's 9, and then they push away from each other. Can they be brought together in this hard time?"