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Tartan Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 424 works in 776 publications in 8 languages and 9,311 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Crime films  Dark comedy films  Horror films  Melodrama  Comedy films  Teen films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, prn
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 )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Korean and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A salary man, O T`ae-su is kidnapped by an unknown group of people. While being kept as a hostage, he finds out that his wife was murdered. He decides to revenge and makes careful plans to counterattack those people who kidnapped him and probably murdered his wife
Moartea domnului Lǎzǎrescu = The death of Mr. Lǎzǎrescu by Cristi Puiu( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Romanian and held by 552 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 )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Korean and English and held by 368 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Mongolian and English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Korean and English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman who was railroaded for the kidnap and murder of a young boy is released from prison after 13 years. With the help of fellow ex-cons whom she has helped and befriended she takes her exacting revenge on those responsible, and then searches for the daughter she lost when she was convited
Japón by Carlos Reygadas( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 331 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 296 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
Poksu nŭn na ŭi kŏt = Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance by Ch'an-uk Pak( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Korean and held by 278 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
El crimen ferpecto = Perfect Crime by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 239 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
Hwal( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in Korean and Chinese and held by 201 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 170 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
Mysterious skin by Gregg Araki( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 151 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
Hei she hui 2. Election 2 by Tianle Gu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 148 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
Batalla en el cielo = Battle in heaven by Carlos Reygadas( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcos is the middle-aged chauffeur of Ana, the daughter of a well-known Mexican general. Marcos is the only member of Ana's household who is aware that she leads a double life, amusing herself by working in a high-end brothel. He also has a secret of his own: he and his wife have kidnapped a baby for ransom and the infant has died in their custody. When he confesses this to Ana, their shared secrets unite them body and soul
Kakushiken oni no tsume( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 144 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
Tetsuo by Shin'ya Tsukamoto( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fueled by cyberpunk sensuality and wrought iron perversion, the film begins with a bizarre merging of flesh and metal and accelerates into a hyper-hallucinatory state where springs, wires, and solder erupt fountain-like from a man's body. As the "Iron man" mutates uncontrollably into a walking, clanking man-machine, terrorized by his new body parts, sex becomes dehumanized and mechanical
Samaritan girl : a dark tale of revenge( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in Korean and held by 108 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 surpress 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
Election by Johnny To( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 103 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
9 songs [uncut] by Michael Winterbottom( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A powerful insignt into the lives of two young people who share a summer of love amidst today's vibrant London rock 'n' roll scene"--Container
The Hidden Blade by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 89 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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