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Tartan Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 338 works in 600 publications in 8 languages and 9,091 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Crime films  Dark comedy films  Melodrama  Horror films  Comedy films  Gangster films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Tartan Video (Firm)
Oldboy by Ch'an-uk Pak( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Korean and held by 834 WorldCat member 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 by Cristi Puiu( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Romanian and held by 533 WorldCat member 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
The cave of the yellow dog by Davaa Byambasuren( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Mongolian and English and held by 356 WorldCat member 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
Ch'injŏrhan Kŭmjassi by Ch'an-uk Pak( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Korean and English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman who was railroaded for the kidnap and murder of a young boy is released from prison after 13 years. With the help of fellow ex-cons whom she has helped and befriended she takes her exacting revenge on those responsible, and then searches for the daughter she lost when she was convited
Japón by Carlos Reygadas( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A man leaves Mexico City for the remote countryside to prepare for his death. There he finds lodging with an old Indian widow in her rickety home overlooking a desolate canyon. In the vastness of a wild, breathtaking nature, he confronts the old woman's infinite humanity and oscillates between cruelty and lyricism. His dulled senses return to him, reawakening his desires and instincts for life and raw sexuality."--Container
La tourneuse de pages The page turner by Catherine Frot( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young womans ambitions as a concert pianist are dashed as a child by the thoughtless behavoir of the jury chairwoman, a famous pianist Madame Fouchecourt during her exam. 10 years later Melanie sets up an elaborate planfor revenge andbegins to ingratiate herself into the family
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance by Ch'an-uk Pak( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Korean and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unable to afford proper care for his sister dying from kidney failure, Ryu turns to the black market to sell his own organs only to end up cheated of his life savings. His girlfriend urges Ryu to kidnap the daughter of wealthy industrialist Dong-jin, who recently laid him off. Ryu agrees, but unforseen tragedies turn an innocent con into a merciless quest for revenge. Bound by their personal losses and deep-seated anger, the two men are thrust into a spiral of destruction
El crimen ferpecto = Perfect Crime by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 255 WorldCat member 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
Kakushiken oni no tsume by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Munezo is in love with his family's maid but knows that he cannot marry someone of her inferior social standing. In a changing society that is seeing the replacement of the sword with the gun, Munezo's ambivalence about his way of life comes to a head when he is ordered to a kill a traitor: his old friend Yaichiro
Changhwa Hongnyŏn by Zhiyun Jin( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in Korean and held by 238 WorldCat member 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
Mysterious skin by Gregg Araki( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member 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 by R.D Murphy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member 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
Hwal by Ki-dŏk Kim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and Korean and held by 208 WorldCat member 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. He will do anything to protect her, and she is content with her life until a young man introduces her to a world beyond
Hei she hui 2. Election 2 by Tianle Gu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 180 WorldCat member 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. The film is the the third installemt of a trilogy, along with Triad underworld and Election
Batalla en el cielo Battle in heaven by Carlos Reygadas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cast entirely with non-professionals, Battle in heaven tells the story of Marcos (Marcos Hernandez), the middle-aged chauffeur of Ana (Anapola Mushkadiz), daughter of a Mexican general. Marcos is the only member of Ana's household who knows she leads a double life. Although a child of Mexico's political elite, Ana amuses herself by working as a prostitute in a high-end brothel. But, Marcos also has a secret. He and his wife (Berta Ruiz) kidnapped a baby for ransom and the infant died in their custody. When he confesses to Ana, a bond of secrecy consecrated by the flesh unites them. As the police draw closer, Ana urges Marcos to turn himself in, but he seeks redemption from a higher power
Memento mori Yŏgo koedam( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in Korean and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jookran is an ordinary school with pressures and requirements for students to conform and pursue education. However, underneath its seemingly normal struggles lie the school's dark and dirty secrets, and a terriflying fury
Samaritan girl a dark tale of revenge by Ki-dŏk Kim( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Korean and held by 129 WorldCat member 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 suppress 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
Tetsuo by Shinʼya Tsukamoto( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Runs on techno-erotic adrenaline, fuelled by cyberpunk sensuality and wrought iron perversion. After a car accident, a young metal fetishist discovers that he has strange powers and his body begins to painfully mutate into a synergy of flesh and metal. This bizarre surreal fantasy mixes black humour and sexual imagery with a hypnotic post-industrial soundtrack
Hei she hui Election by Johnny To( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 113 WorldCat member 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 by Chi-un Kim( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Korean and English and held by 105 WorldCat member 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
 
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