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Tartan Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 363 works in 606 publications in 8 languages and 9,168 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Crime films  Dark comedy films  Melodrama  Horror films  Comedy films  Gangster films 
Roles: fds, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tartan Video (Firm)
Oldboy by Ch'an-uk Pak( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Korean and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being kidnapped and secretly imprisoned for 15 years, Daesu is released, given a new suit, a cell phone, some money and 5 days to unravel the mystery of why he was imprisoned or an innocent victim will be murdered instead
Moartea domnului Lǎzǎrescu = The death of Mr. Lǎzǎrescu( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Romanian and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

63 years old. Retired engineer. Widower. Cat lover. Heavy drinker. For Mr. Lǎzǎrescu, these are some facts that describe him and his life. After having a headache for four days, he decides to call for an ambulance. When it finally arrives, Mr. Lǎzǎrescu and the EMT, Mioara, begin a journey that will take all night. He's chosen an unfortunate day to become seriously ill--the hospitals are jammed with the injured from a bus accident. Because he is old and admits to drinking, Mr. Lǎzǎrescu is treated with disdain and scorn by nurses, variously ignored, diagnosed, roundly chastised, and passed off elsewhere by supercilious doctors. Mioara stays by his side, making it her mission to get one harried doctor or one pissy nurse to take Mr. Lǎzǎrescu's condition as seriously as she does. As a portrait of a broken medical system, the film is hopelessly depressing, but as a story of the callous impersonalization we inflict upon one another, it is timeless
The cave of the yellow dog by Davaa Byambasuren( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Mongolian and English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special features: Director interview, theatrical trailer
Changhwa Hongnyŏn by Chi-un Kim( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Korean and English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A horror film based on a traditional Korean folktale. Something strange happens when two sisters come home from their hospital stay
Ch'injŏrhan Kŭmjassi by Ch'an-uk Pak( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Korean and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being wrongfully convicted of a crime, a young woman is imprisoned for 13 years and forced to give up her daughter. Upon her release, she sets in motion an elaborate plan of retribution, but does not know what is in store
Japón by Carlos Reygadas( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexican director Carlos Reygadas' first film is a poetic, existential drama that explores life, death, truth and redemption on a journey through the rugged and unforgiving Mexican landscape. The film follows an unnamed, middle-aged artist (Alejandro Ferretis), who is tired and disillusioned with life in Mexico City. He travels to the countryside where he plans to kill himself. Here, he meets Ascen (Magdalena Flores), an old widow who lives by herself in the mountains, and he takes up lodging with her. Ascen is uneducated, but has a profound understanding of life's problems. Her ability to transcend them is far superior to that of the intellectual Ferretis; her limitless generosity and kindness help him find the will to live
La tourneuse de pages = The page turner by Denis Dercourt( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melanie is a young woman whose ambitions as a concert pianist were dashed as a child by the thoughtless behavior of the jury chairwoman, famous pianist Madame Fouchecourt, during her exam. Ten years later Melanie sets up an elaborate plan for revenge and soon begins to ingratiate herself into the family. Unrecognized by Madame, Melanie becomes her trusted "page turner" as both women prepare for the performance of a lifetime
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance by Ch'an-uk Pak( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Korean and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unable to afford proper care for his sister dying from kidney failure, Ryu turns to the black market to sell his own organs only to end up cheated of his life savings. His girlfriend urges Ryu to kidnap the daughter of wealthy industrialist Dong-jin, who recently laid him off. Ryu agrees, but unforseen tragedies turn an innocent con into a merciless quest for revenge. Bound by their personal losses and deep-seated anger, the two men are thrust into a spiral of destruction
El crimen ferpecto = Perfect Crime by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rafael is at the top of the heap at the department store where the ladies department is his own small kingdom. A hit with customers and coworkers alike, the suave Rafael is able to sell anything to anyone, and seems a shoe-in for store manager. Rafael is beaten out by rival Don Antonio. When Don Antonio mysteriously disappears, Rafael is the most likely suspect, and one person knows the secret that could bring him down"--Container
Mysterious skin by Gregg Araki( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 226 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
Hwal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Korean and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 60-year-old man has been raising a girl since she was six years old, and plans to marry her when she turns 17. He will do anything to protect her, and she is content with her life until a young man introduces her to a world beyond
Milwaukee, Minnesota( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Having lived his entire life under the watchful eye of his overbearing mother, Albert must fend for himself when an unidentified car suddenly kills her. Free for the first time, Albert quickly responds to the bait dangling in front of him, pitting his aggressors against one another in a race for his trust and fortune."--Container
Hei she hui 2. Election 2 by Tianle Gu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second-tiered member vying aggressively for the position of godfather is restrained by the current mob boss, who isn't officially eligible for reelection, which leads to a bloody and cutthroat battle of wills between the two men. The film is the the third installemt of a trilogy, along with Triad underworld and Election
Kakushiken oni no tsume( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan
Batalla en el cielo = Battle in heaven by Carlos Reygadas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cast entirely with non-professionals, Battle in heaven tells the story of Marcos (Marcos Hernandez), the middle-aged chauffeur of Ana (Anapola Mushkadiz), daughter of a Mexican general. Marcos is the only member of Ana's household who knows she leads a double life. Although a child of Mexico's political elite, Ana amuses herself by working as a prostitute in a high-end brothel. But, Marcos also has a secret. He and his wife (Berta Ruiz) kidnapped a baby for ransom and the infant died in their custody. When he confesses to Ana, a bond of secrecy consecrated by the flesh unites them. As the police draw closer, Ana urges Marcos to turn himself in, but he seeks redemption from a higher power
Whispering corridors( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in Korean and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life is what you'd expect for young teenagers in this seemingly normal private all-girls school until a past alumni returns as teacher and a horrific course of events ensues
Samaritan girl : a dark tale of revenge( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Korean and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jae-Young is a prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her. Yeo-Jin fixes dates, takes care of the money and makes sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young falls in love with one of her johns, she has to suppress her feelings towards him. One day Yeo-Jin fails in doing her duty by not looking out for police officers searching for underaged prostitutes. In order to not get caught Jae-Young jumps out of a window nearly killing herself. On her deathbed, she wishes to see the man again whom she fell in love with and turned away from. Trying to understand her best friend, Yeo-Jin tracks down every man she slept with
Hei she hui = Election by Johnny To( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Wo Shing Triad, the oldest gang in Hong Kong, the senior members elect a younger boss as their chairman every two years. This time, lines are divided and war starts when the voting doesn't go how it should
The hidden blade = Kakushi ken oni no tsume by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Munezo is in love with his family's maid but knows that he cannot marry someone of her inferior social standing. In a changing society that is seeing the replacement of the sword with the gun, Munezo's ambivalence about his way of life comes to a head when he is ordered to a kill a traitor: his old friend Yaichiro
Natural city by Byeong-Cheon Min( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Korean and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2080, humanity has rebult its war-torn world with the assistance of androids. But the androids are revolting against their masters
 
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