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Tartan Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 377 works in 687 publications in 8 languages and 9,333 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Crime films  Horror films  Dark comedy films  Melodrama  Comedy films  Case studies 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tartan Video (Firm)
Oldŭ boi = Oldboy by Ch'an-uk Pak( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Korean and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Daesu is released and sets out to find his abductors
Moartea domnului Lǎzǎrescu = The death of Mr. Lǎzǎrescu by Kino Lorber Edu (Firm)( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Romanian and held by 565 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
Changhwa Hongnyŏn by Chi-un Kim( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Korean and English and held by 359 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
The cave of the yellow dog by Davaa Byambasuren( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Mongolian and English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special features: Director interview, theatrical trailer
Ch'injŏrhan Kŭmjassi by Ch'an-uk Pak( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Korean and held by 346 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 )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 338 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 )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young womans ambitions as a concert pianist are dashed as a child by the thoughtless behavoir of the jury chairwoman, a famous pianist Madame Fouchecourt during her exam. 10 years later Melanie sets up an elaborate planfor revenge andbegins to ingratiate herself into the family
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance by Ch'an-uk Pak( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Korean and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryu is a deaf mute who is desperate to find a kidney for his dying sister. When his initial plans to save her fail, he and his girlfriend, a radical leftist, find themselves contemplating the unthinkable
The perfect crime by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and English 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 220 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 by Ki-dŏk Kim( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in Korean and Chinese 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. Living their lives together on a fishing boat, he is very protective of her and will gladly put an arrow into anyone who touches her. She is content with her life until a young man introduces her to a world beyond
Milwaukee, Minnesota by R. D Murphy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 191 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 161 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 )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 151 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 )

2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 145 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 142 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 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her friend dies in a police raid a young woman sleeps with her clients as an act of pennance. Her father finds out and takes revenge on her lovers
Tetsuo by Shin'ya Tsukamoto( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After hitting a mysterious derelict with his car a man experiences an infection where metal pieces start to protrude from his body. This disease, which seems to be intelligent, turns his body into mechanical walking scrap heap
Election by Johnny To( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 106 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 by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 92 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
 
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