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Lucy Scribner Library

World Languages & Literatures: Films & Media

How do I find foreign films?

You can find foreign films using the library catalog.  Using the Advanced search, limit your search to DVD and then the specific Language.

You can also find foreign films and performances in our streaming media databases.

Where's my DVD?

DVDs are located on the 1st floor of the library, next to the print periodicals.  There is a section on the shelves designated as Foreign Films.  Documentaries in different languages will be located with a call number corresponding with their topic.  Use the catalog to find specific works.

Is this film subtitled or dubbed over?

The film's record in the catalog should include a Language Note indicating what subtitles are available (if any) or if a dubbed version is available.

Pelo malo (Bad Hair)

Language: Spanish

Call Number: DVD PN1995.9.F6787 P456 2015

A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother.

Deutschland 83

Language: German

DVD PN1995.9.F6736 D4871 2015

It's 1983. The Cold War is hot. The threat of nuclear conflict looms. Born and raised in East Germany, Martin Rauch is sent undercover, as Moritz Stamm, to West Germany, to work for a top General in the Bundeswehr. Officially, his job is to gather intelligence on the placement of the Pershing II Missiles. A secondary gig develops, infiltrating youth culture through close relationships with the General's two children. But nothing and no one are as they seem.

Yi dai zong shi (The Grandmaster)

Language: Mandarin Chinese

Call Number: DVD PN1995.9.F6716 Y433 2014

Watch an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man, who mentored Bruce Lee. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division, and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts.

Revenants (The Returned)

Language: French

Call Number: DVD PN1997.T3 R48 2014

A seemingly random group of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return home. What they don't know is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. Buried secrets emerge as they grapple with reality, struggling to reintegrate with their friends and families. But they aren't the only ones back from the dead. Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders that resembles the work of a serial killer from the past.

Saul Fia (Son of Saul)

Language: Hungarian

DVD PN1995.9.F6745 S385 2015

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the corpse of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkomando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Abrazo de la serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent)

Language: Spanish & others

DVD PN1995.9.F6787 A2723 2016

Through parallel story threads set 40 years apart, this absorbing odyssey follows two Western scientists who travel deep into the Amazon jungle looking for a rare plant that possesses healing powers, with enigmatic shaman Karamakate as their guide.