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Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 197 works in 264 publications in 9 languages and 23,988 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Romance films  Detective and mystery films  Medical films (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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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 670 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 by Rithy Panh( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 621 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
Gegen die Wand Head-on by Fatih Akin( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 620 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
Loong Boonmee raleuk chat Uncle Boonmee who can recall his past lives by Apichatpong Weerasethakul( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Thai and held by 609 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
Kirschblüten - Hanami Cherry blossoms - Hanami by Doris Dörrie( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in German and Spanish and held by 586 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
La mujer sin cabeza The headless woman by Lucrecia Martel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 519 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
Bande de filles = Girlhood by Céline Sciamma( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parce qu'on lui refuse son entrée en seconde générale, Marieme claque la porte de son collège de banlieue parisienne. Elle vit ses 16 ans comme une succession d'interdits. La censure du quartier, la loi des garçons, l'impasse de l'école. Elle rencontre alors trois autres jeunes filles, qui vont la prendre sous leur aile et lui apprendre à s'affirmer. Elles dansent, elles se battent, elles parlent fort, elles rient de tout. Marieme change son nom à Vic et entre dans la bande, pour vivre sa jeunesse
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 412 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
Grbavica the land of my dreams by Jasmila Žbanić( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La óprea prima de Jasmila Zbanic nos lleva a la dolorosa vida de los habitantes de Bosnia tras la guerra de los Balcanes, enfocándose en Esma y su pequen̋a hija de 12 an̋os -Sara-, quienes viven en Grbavica, un distrito dentro de Sarajevo, capital de Bosnia. Esma ha criado sola a us hija, y logró salir adelante con su empen̋o y dedicación. Pero hay un secreto que guarda en su corazón, un misterio oculto en el pasado, del que Sara nunca ha sospechado. Pero ha llegado el momento de que Sara se entere... y dicha revelación podría cambiar -para siempre- la vida de estas dos mujeres..."--Envase
Los insólitos peces gato by Claudia Sainte-Luce( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 368 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
Set fire to the stars( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 368 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
ʻImārat Yaʻqūbiyān by Marwan Hamed( 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
Pelotero = Ballplayer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 322 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
California solo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 319 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
Sǣng satawat by Apichatpong Weerasethakul( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Thai and held by 310 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
Here( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the landscape of Armenia, chronicles a brief but intense relationship between an American satellite-mapping engineer and an expatriate photographer who impulsively decide to travel across the remote countryside
Bonsái by Cristián Jiménez( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julio tells his girlfriend he has a job transcribing a novel, when he's actually writing his own work. Looking for inspiration, he revisits an old romance and gets involved again. Based on an internationally acclaimed novella, Bonsai is a study of the lies we tell ourselves. A Cannes Film Festival official selection
Kābē( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband is arrested on suspicion of being a Communist, a woman is suddenly in charge of taking care of her household and her two daughters, with the help of her husband's sister, during the early days of World War II
The missing person( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Rosow is a private detective hired to tail a man, Harold Fullmer, on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers Harold's identity as a missing person, one of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Persuaded by a large reward, Rosow is charged with bringing Harold back to his wife in New York City against his will. Rosow must confront whether the decision to return Harold to a life that no longer exists is the right one
 
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