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Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 245 works in 379 publications in 9 languages and 30,609 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)
The missing picture( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores filmmaker Rithy Panh's quest to create the missing images during the period when the Khmer Rouge ruled over Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. The film recounts his firsthand experience of his family and friends' suffering during the communist regime
Loong Boonmee raleuk chat = Uncle Boonmee who can recall his past lives by Apichatpong Weerasethakul( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Thai and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique tale of a man embracing life's greatest mystery. Choosing to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside, Boonmee is visited by his dead wife as a ghost, and his lost son as a strange hairy beast with red glowing eyes. They've come to guide him to his final resting place, a cave where his first soul began. With a wry sense of humor and a humanist spirit, it's a magical tale of reincarnation, karma, and nature
Auf der anderen Seite = The edge of heaven by Fatih Akin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six characters are drawn together by circumstances - an old man and a prostitute forging a partnership, a young scholar reconciling his past, two young women falling in love, and a mother putting the shattered pieces of her life back together
Gegen die Wand = Head-on by Fatih Akin( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 19 year old Greek youth struggles with his sexual identity and has several homosexual and a clumsy heterosexual encounters
Bande de filles = Girlhood by Céline Sciamma( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the 'boys' law' in the neighborhood, Marieme ... starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the group. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection"--Container
Kirschblüten - Hanami = Cherry blossoms - Hanami by Doris Dörrie( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only Trudi knows that her husband Rudi is suffering from a terminal illness. She decides not to tell him and convinces him to visit their family in Berlin. When Trudi dies suddenly, Rudi vows to make up for her lost life and takes his last journey to Tokyo in the midst of the cherry blossom festival
La mujer sin cabeza = The headless woman by Lucrecia Martel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bourgeois woman is driving alone on a dirt road when she becomes distracted and runs over something. In the days following this jarring incident, she becomes dazed and emotionally disconnected from the people and events in her life. She becomes obsessed with the possibility that she may have killed someone. The police confirm that there were no accidents reported in the area and everything returns to normal, until a gruesome discovery is made"--Container
Carancho by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

22 deaths a day, 683 a month, over 8,000 a year, 100,000 over the last decade. In Argentina, traffic accidents are decimating those 35 and under. Festering beneath Argentina's crime-plagued, class-divided society is the quasi-lawless realm of motor vehicle accidents and their aftermath. Sosa is an ambulance-chasing lawyer. He's lost his license, so now he works the late-night streets of Buenos Aires, signing up injured clients for a predatory firm that will pay them perhaps a quarter, or a fifth, of what the insurance companies pay. Luján is an overworked young doctor who takes ambulance shifts for extra money. Her level of sleeplessness and chemical intake renders her less than desirable for performing emergency life-and-death surgery, but to Sosa Luján seems to be a ministering angel who can redeem his sleazoid existence. While Luján and Sosa can fall in love, the more vital question is can they escape the grim logic of their situation, evade responsibility for their own actions, and outrun a machine determined to destroy them?
John Rabe by Florian Gallenberger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a German businessman who rescued more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanking Massacre in China by courageously negotiating a safety zone to protect innocent civilians from the Japanese Army. Drawing from John Rabe's 1937 diaries as source material, Florian Gallenberger has crafted a portrait of a man revered as a saint in China to this day and yet never rewarded for his courage during his lifetime
La isla mínima by Alberto Rodríguez( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1980. Juan y Pedro son dos policías de homicidios de Madrid, ideológicamente opuestos, que son expedientados y castigados a desplazarse a un remoto y olvidado pueblo de las marismas del Guadalquivir a investigar la desaparición y brutal asesinato de dos chicas adolescentes durante sus fiestas
Rak thī Khō̜n Kǣn = Cemetery of splendour by Apichatpong Weerasethakul( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Thai and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory-filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier with no family visitors. Jen befriends young medium Keng who uses her psychic powers to help loved ones communicate with the comatose men. Doctors explore ways, including colored light therapy, to ease the mens’ troubled dreams. Jen discovers Itt’s cryptic notebook of strange writings and blueprint sketches. There may be a connection between the soldiers’ enigmatic syndrome and the mythic ancient site that lies beneath the clinic. Magic, healing, romance and dreams are all part of Jen’s tender path to a deeper awareness of herself and the world around her."--Strand Releasing website
Set fire to the stars( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on true events, this semi-biographical film is about aspiring American poet John M. Brinnin who 1950 arranged a series of poetry readings at the most prestigious college campuses of the United States for his hero, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, and their turbulent relationship as Brinnin embarks on a week-long private retreat to his family's cabin in the woods of Connecticut in a desperate attempt to save the infamous, volatile celebrity poet who scandalized the Manhattan literati and challenged Brinnin's worship of his work
Los insólitos peces gato by Claudia Sainte-Luce( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heartwarming tale of two unique women who bond while recuperating in a hospital. Martha, a mother of four rambunctious and imaginative children, finds solace when she meets the younger woman, Claudia, and quickly the two build a strong relationship. When Martha invites Claudia to live with her family, Claudia unwittingly takes on the responsibility of becoming a surrogate mother to Martha's children
Grbavica : the land of my dreams by Jasmila Žbanić( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from Bosnia Herzegovina. Drama. Follows the fortunes of Esma and Sara, a mother and daughter in Sarajevo in the aftermath of the Balkan war
ʻImārat Yaʻqūbiyān( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An eye-catching construction, the Yacoubian building in Cairo was long regarded as the last word in comfort and elegance. Nowadays the veneer has cracked and the shine has dulled to reveal the truth underneath the façade. Through interwoven stories of a number of the residents, the film paints a portrait of corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo and creates a vibrant but socially critical picture of contemporary Egypt"--Container
Sǣng satawat( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Thai and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set primarily in two hospitals, the film tells two similar stories from two different periods, mirroring their respective eras' mores. At a small-town hospital, Toa is courting charming Dr. Tei. Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul tells the story of his parents who were both doctors, and his memories about growing up in the hospital environment
The cut by Fatih Akin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Armenian and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cut follows the journey of one father's search through the Ottoman Empire for his two daughters after they are separated during the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Forced from his home in Mardin, Nazareth gets word that his daughters may still be alive and he travels the globe in search for them. His odyssey takes him from the Mesopotamian deserts to Havana and finally to the barren prairies of North Dakota."--Container
California solo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former Scottish rocker turned organic farm laborer goes to a farmers' market to sell produce by day and by night drinks himself into a glazed stupor and records podcasts about rock bands of his era. When he is arrested for driving drunk, a past drug offense resurfaces, and he finds himself facing deportation. His only hope of remaining stateside is proving that his absence would cause extreme hardship for a spouse or relative, but he doubts he has even a friend
Pelotero = Ballplayer by Chip Lord( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling documentary narrated by John Leguizamo that is a gritty and rare look inside the recruitment of top talent baseball players from the Dominican Republic. Miguel Angel Sano and Jean Carlos Batista are among 100,000 teenagers vying for a handful of coveted contracts with baseball teams. As they turn sixteen years old and become eligible to sign, each must navigate the fiercely competitive and frequently corrupt system if they are to lift their families out of poverty
Mysterious skin by Gregg Araki( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 306 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
 
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