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Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 222 works in 307 publications in 9 languages and 28,678 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Comedy films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Detective and mystery films  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Distributor
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 )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 666 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 uses wood figures, archival footage, and narration to recreate recount his firsthand experiences of his family and friends' suffering during the communist regime
Auf der anderen Seite by Fatih Akin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 660 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
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

Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a non-human form. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave - the birthplace of his first life
Gegen die Wand = Head-on by Fatih Akin( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 626 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. 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

Trudi es la única que sabe que su marido Rudi está gravemente enfermo de cáncer. Siguiendo el consejo de su médico, deciden hacer un último viaje juntos. Trudi convence a su marido y van a visitar a sus hijos y nietos en Berlín. Sin embargo, éstos están demasiados inmersos en sus propias vidas para ocuparse de ellos. Tras ir al teatro a ver un espectáculo de danza Butoh, Trudi y Rudi deciden marcharse y pasar unos días en un hotel en la costa del mar Báltico
Bande de filles = Girlhood by Céline Sciamma( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and English and held by 563 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"--
La mujer sin cabeza = The headless woman by Lucrecia Martel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 539 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 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
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 by Claudia Sainte-Luce( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 382 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

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
La isla mínima by Alberto Rodriguez( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 373 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 if they are to successfully hunt down a killer who for years has terrorized a community in the shadow of a general disregard for women rooted in a misogynistic past
Rak thī Khō̜n Kǣn = Cemetery of splendour by Apichatpong Weerasethakul( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Thai and held by 356 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
ʻImārat Yaʻqūbiyān( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 321 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 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD. 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 (Nu Nimsomboon) is courting charming Dr. Tei (Nantarat Sawaddikul). Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul tells the story of his parents who were both doctors, and his memories about growing up in the hospital environment
California solo( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 314 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 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gritty look inside the world of Major League Baseball training camps in the Dominican Republic, inside a never-before-seen world for an up close and personal look at the cost of the American dream
The cut by Fatih Akin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Armenian and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It 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. Over the years, his odyssey takes him from the Mesopotamian deserts to Havana and finally to the barren prairies of North Dakota
Mysterious skin by Gregg Araki( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 298 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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