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Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 233 works in 308 publications in 9 languages and 27,586 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy films  Documentary films  Coming-of-age films  Nonfiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)
Auf der anderen Seite by Fatih Akin( Visual )

1 edition 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
The missing picture( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 664 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 )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Thai and held by 627 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
Gegen die Wand = Head-on by Fatih Akin( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cahit Tomruk is in his forties, a rock 'n' rolling boozer with a purposeless, dead-end job. Sibel Güner desperately wants to escape her conservative Turkish family. Both are German-born Turks equally ill at ease in either culture; seeking a new life, and a morality that will withstand the constant shuttling between codes. They marry--a marriage of convenience, natürlich. Eventually his nihilism and her promiscuity lead to violence and jail for him, and scandal and possible death for her. She goes into hiding in Istanbul and after he gets out, he goes to Turkey to find her. This dark and vibrant story reflects the unstable moods of Turks in Germany, a half assimilated, half-alien population whose future is a quest and whose passion is ongoing
Kirschblüten - Hanami = Cherry blossoms - Hanami by Doris Dörrie( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 573 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
Bande de filles = Girlhood by Céline Sciamma( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and English and held by 552 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 gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands
Carancho by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 471 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 411 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. Based on true events
Set fire to the stars( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 385 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 381 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 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A touching film about a single mother who lives with her 12-year-old daughter Sara in the Grbavica district of Sarajevo, a neighborhood once used as an internment camp during the Yugoslav wars. Questions arise about Sara's father, said to have died as a war hero
La isla mínima by Alberto Rodriguez( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish Deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters; both detectives in the homicide division, to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ideology, detectives Juan and Pedro must put aside their differences in order to hunt down a killer who has terrorized the community for years
ʻImārat Yaʻqūbiyān( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 322 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 facade. 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 314 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
Rak thī Khō̜n Kǣn = Cemetery of splendour by Apichatpong Weerasethakul( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Thai and held by 313 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
California solo( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 312 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 310 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 )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two boys, who played on the same Little League team, cross paths ten years later and unearth dark repressed secrets
Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho = I want to go back alone by Daniel Ribeiro( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Portuguese and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fun and tender story about friendship and the complications of young love. Leo is a blind teenager who's fed up with his overprotective mother and the bullies at school. Looking to assert his independence, he decides to study abroad to the dismay of his best friend, Giovana. When Gabriel, the new kid in town, teams with Leo on a school project, new feelings blossom in him that make him reconsider his plans
 
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