Tartan Video (Firm)
Most widely held works by Tartan Video (Firm)
Oldeuboi! Oldboy ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Korean and held by 605 libraries worldwide
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Daesu is released and sets out to find his abductors.
Moartea domnului Lǎzǎrescu the death of Mr. Lǎzǎrescu ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Romanian and held by 526 libraries worldwide
63 years old. Retired engineer. Widower. Cat lover. Heavy drinker. For Mr. Lǎzǎrescu, these are some facts that describe him and his life. After having a headache for four days, he decides to call for an ambulance. When it finally arrives, Mr. Lǎzǎrescu and the EMT, Mioara, begin a journey that will take all night. He's chosen an unfortunate day to become seriously ill--the hospitals are jammed with the injured from a bus accident. Because he is old and admits to drinking, Mr. Lǎzǎrescu is treated with disdain and scorn by nurses, variously ignored, diagnosed, roundly chastised, and passed off elsewhere by supercilious doctors. Mioara stays by his side, making it her mission to get one harried doctor or one pissy nurse to take Mr. Lǎzǎrescu's condition as seriously as she does. As a portrait of a broken medical system, the film is hopelessly depressing, but as a story of the callous impersonalization we inflict upon one another, it is timeless.
A fost sau n-a fost? 12:08 east of Bucharest ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in Romanian and held by 440 libraries worldwide
On the sixteenth year anniversary of the fall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, a local anchorman of a nearby provincial town invites two of his acquaintances to share their moments of revolutionary glory on his talk show. One is an impish, insightful retiree who sometimes poses as Santa Claus, the other a henpecked, hard-drinking teacher who has just devoted his entire salary to his drinking debts. Together they will remember the day when they stormed their town hall calling "down with Ceausescu." Or did they?
La tourneuse de pages The page turner ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Melanie is a young woman whose ambitions as a concert pianist were dashed as a child by the thoughtless behavior of the jury chairwoman, famous pianist Madame Fouchecourt, during her exam. Ten years later Melanie sets up an elaborate plan for revenge and soon begins to ingratiate herself into the family. Unrecognized by Madame, Melanie becomes her trusted "page turner" as both women prepare for the performance of a lifetime.
Japón ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Mexican director Carlos Reygadas' first film is a poetic, existential drama that explores life, death, truth and redemption on a journey through the rugged and unforgiving Mexican landscape. The film follows an unnamed, middle-aged artist (Alejandro Ferretis), who is tired and disillusioned with life in Mexico City. He travels to the countryside where he plans to kill himself. Here, he meets Ascen (Magdalena Flores), an old widow who lives by herself in the mountains, and he takes up lodging with her. Ascen is uneducated, but has a profound understanding of life's problems. Her ability to transcend them is far superior to that of the intellectual Ferretis; her limitless generosity and kindness help him find the will to live.
친절한금자씨 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Korean and held by 280 libraries worldwide
After being wrongfully convicted of a crime, a young woman is imprisoned for 13 years and forced to give up her daughter. Upon her release, she sets in motion an elaborate plan of retribution, but does not know what is in store.
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Korean and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Unable to afford proper care for his dying sister, Ryu turns to the black market to sell his own organs, only to end up cheated of his life savings. He is urged to kidnap the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, but the con turns into a quest for revenge.
Mysterious skin ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
At age 8, Neil and Brian played on the same baseball team in their small Kansas hometown. Now 10 years later, Neil is a hustler and Brian a nervous introvert who believes he has been abducted by aliens. As their lives intersect, they discover a shared past shrouded in mystery.
Milwaukee, Minnesota ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
"Having lived his entire life under the watchful eye of his overbearing mother, Albert must fend for himself when an unidentified car suddenly kills her. Free for the first time, Albert quickly responds to the bait dangling in front of him, pitting his aggressors against one another in a race for his trust and fortune." -- container.
El crimen ferpecto Perfect crime ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 224 libraries worldwide
"Rafael is at the top of the heap at the department store where the ladies department is his own small kingdom. A hit with customers and coworkers alike, the suave Rafael is able to sell anything to anyone, and seems a shoe-in for store manager. Rafael is beaten out by rival Don Antonio. When Don Antonio mysteriously disappears, Rafael is the most likely suspect, and one person knows the secret that could bring him down."--Container.
활 The bow ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Korean and held by 221 libraries worldwide
A 60-year-old man has been raising a girl since she was six years old, and plans to marry her when she turns 17. Living their lives together on a fishing boat, he is very protective of her and will gladly put an arrow into anyone who touches her. She is content with her life until a young man introduces her to a world beyond.
The cave of the yellow dog Höhle des gelben Hundes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Mongolian and held by 214 libraries worldwide
A little girl in a family of nomads in Mongolia finds herself at odds with her family when she brings home a dog her father is certain killed their sheep, and he will not allow her to keep it.
Triad election ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 202 libraries worldwide
A second-tiered member vying aggressively for the position of godfather is restrained by the current mob boss, who isn't officially eligible for reelection, which leads to a bloody and cutthroat battle of wills between the two men.
隠し剣鬼の爪 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 179 libraries worldwide
During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan...
장화홍련 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
"Something strange is happening when Su-mi and her younger sister, Su-yeon, come home to their father's large but dark and somewhat foreboding house after a stay in the hospital. Their dad is taciturn and burdened, and their stepmother, Eun-joo, greets them with forced enthusiasm and more than a little sense of irritation. But that's nothing compared to what happens when bedtime rolls around."--Container.
Samaritan girl a dark tale of revenge ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Korean and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Jae-Young is a prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her. Yeo-Jin fixes dates, takes care of the money and makes sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young falls in love with one of her johns, she has to surpress her feelings towards him. One day Yeo-Jin fails in doing her duty by not looking out for police officers searching for underaged prostitutes. In order to not get caught Jae-Young jumps out of a window nearly killing herself. On her deathbed, she wishes to see the man again whom she fell in love with and turned away from. Trying to understand her best friend, Yeo-Jin tracks down every man she slept with.
Batalla en el cielo Battle in heaven ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 120 libraries worldwide
A chauffeur that lives an impoverished life with his family turns to crime when he is fed up. When he ruins the chance to make his family wealthy, he puts all of their lives in danger instead.
黑社會 Election ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 110 libraries worldwide
In the Wo Shing Triad, the oldest gang in Hong Kong, the senior members elect a younger boss as their chairman every two years. This time, lines are divided and war starts when the voting doesn't go how it should.
A tale of two sisters ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Korean and English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Something strange is happening when Su-mi and her younger sister, Su-yeon, come home to their father's large but dark and somewhat foreboding house after a stay in the hospital. Their dad is taciturn and burdened, and their stepmother, Eun-joo, greets them with forced enthusiasm and more than a little sense of irritation. But that's nothing compared to what happens when bedtime rolls around.
내츄럴시티 Natural city ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Korean and held by 80 libraries worldwide
In the year 2080 in Sŏul, Agent R is a police officer who falls in love with a cyborg whose lifetime is almost up. He begins to search for a way to give her a human life.
Action and adventure films Brothers and sisters Comedy films Dark comedy films Displacement (Psychology) Drama Emergency medical technicians False imprisonment Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film and video adaptations Foreign films France Gangster films Ghosts Historical films History Horror films Hospitals--Administration Hospitals--Emergency services Interviewing on television Japan Kidnapping Korea (South) Loyalty Man-woman relationships Melodrama Mexico Middle-aged men Mothers and sons Older men Older people Older women Organ trafficking Revenge Romania Romania--Bucharest Rural women Samurai Sisters Suicidal behavior Television news anchors Television talk shows Thrillers (Motion pictures) Triads (Gangs) Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Widowers Women pianists
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