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Tartan Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 412 works in 723 publications in 8 languages and 9,292 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Crime films  Dark comedy films  Horror films  Melodrama  Comedy films  Gangster 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 )

16 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 by Cristi Puiu( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Romanian and held by 562 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 )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Korean and English and held by 374 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 )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Korean and English and held by 352 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
The cave of the yellow dog by Davaa Byambasuren( Visual )

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

Special features: Director interview, theatrical trailer
Japón by Carlos Reygadas( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 332 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 299 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, a 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 )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Korean and held by 275 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 )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rafael is very charming salesman to the ladies in the deluxe department store he works in, but when he doesńt get the position of manager, he changes his whole attitude. When his rival goes missing, Rafael becomes the prime suspect
Mysterious skin by Gregg Araki( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 213 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 )

4 editions published in 2007 in Korean and Chinese and held by 203 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 178 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 153 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 147 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 )

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

8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 123 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
Samaritan girl : a dark tale of revenge( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in Korean and held by 112 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 104 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 )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 91 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
9 songs [uncut] by Michael Winterbottom( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 90 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
 
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