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Category:Foreign |Rated:PG |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D50719
This fantastic romantic comedy follows five women as they gather in a Beirut hair salon to discuss their lives. While the ladies get styled, they spend their time confiding in each other and sharing their hopes and dreams. What follows is a rarely seen glimpse into how women live and love in the Middle East. Adel Karam, Yasmine Al Massri, ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:PG13 |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D59167
In an isolated Lebanese village, tensions between the Christian and Muslim male populaces are all too easily stoked to violent and deadly levels. It falls to the town's level-headed women to pull together and throw creative distractions in the menfolk's paths in an effort to preserve the peace. Telling satire from director- co-scripter-star ... more
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The Attack(2012)
Category:Foreign |Rated:R |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D34906
A successful Palestinian surgeon (Ali Suliman) finds his comfortably assimilated existence in Tel Aviv shattered when his wife (Reymond Amsalem) is taken in a terrorist suicide blast...and evidence points to her as the bomber. His ventures into the West Bank--to prove she was either set up, or brainwashed--make for stunning revelations ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:R |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D26103
A young Afghan woman whose soldier husband has been rendered comatose by a gunshot wound sees an opportunity to unburden herself of her troubled soul's secrets--by conversing with him as if he were the living embodiment of a "patience stone." As the chaos of jihad reigns outside the shelter she takes with him inside a relative's home, ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D85391
Director Sabiha Sumar's bold examination of radical Islamic nationalism takes place in 1979, when Pakistan is ruled by a fundamentalist interpretation of the Koran. Ayesha, a widowed mother, places all her hopes on the education of her young son Saleem. When the boy is pressured to begin a new life as a jihadist, Ayesha fears he will ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D03897
The accidental death of an Armenian professor (Hrant Tokhatyan) brings together his entire family as the body is brought inside a family home for the viewing. When a friend coming to pay his respects discovers--to everyone's shock--that the corpse on display is actually that of a lookalike involved in organized crime, a wild search ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D02800
Summer at Cyprus seems at first like a gift for Alexandra (Maria Kitsou) and Orestes (Hristodoulos Martas), who travel from Athens to spend the season with Orestes' parents at their seaside residence. However, they soon become enveloped in the turbulence of local politics between Greeks and Turks after getting involved with a family ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Amer Alwan |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D87155
Notable for being the first film to emerge from Iraq in over a decade, this touching drama tells the story of Zaman (Sami Kaftan), a simple villager forced to journey up the Tigris River to the turmoil of Baghdad, in search of medicine to save his ailing wife. The embargo imposed on the country makes the medicine difficult to find, ... more
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Ahlaam(2005)
Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D40380
Set against the backdrop of Saddam Hussein's downfall in Iraq, this riveting drama (filmed during the U.S.-led coalition's postwar occupation) depicts the struggles of three people residing inside a dilapidated Baghdad insane asylum. As American forces launch the initial bombing campaign, bride-to-be Ahlaam (Aseel Adel) and others face ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Michel Khleifi |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D71066
The lives of two Palestinian women--a widowed factory worker in 1947 whose ancestral land was confiscated during the war for Israeli independence, and her granddaughter, a novelist living in the West Bank during the 1967 Six-Day War--are examined in this powerful documentary/drama mix that marked Palestinian director Michel Khleifi's ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Michel Khleifi |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D71064
In Palestinian filmmaker Michel Khleifi's Cannes Film Festival winner, the patriarch of a Palestinian clan seeks a one-day curfew suspension from the town's Israeli mayor so his son's wedding can be celebrated in traditional Arab fashion. Ali El Akili, Bushra Karaman star. 113 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Arabic, Hebrew; ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Elia Suleiman |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D85467
The "disappearance" of the title refers to the loss of Palestinian identity under Israeli rule, and through a series of documentary-like glimpses of everyday Palestinian life, filmmaker/co-star Elia Suleiman offers funny, pointed, and emotional looks at the clashing and blending of the two cultures. With Ola Tabari, Nazira Suleiman. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Elia Suleiman |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D66626
A satirical look at the war between the Israelis and Palestinians, this dark comedy uses allegorical situations (two next-door neighbors tossing bags of garbage back and forth), strange imagery (Santa Claus being chased through Nazareth by kids with knives), and an oddly sweet and poignant romance between two young people from different ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D05351
In this dark comedy, a Palestinian judge-turned-taxi driver must endure a day of work on the streets of Ramallah before he can spend time with his daughter on her birthday. As he deals with a variety of bizarre passengers and situations, a compelling glimpse into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is revealed. Mohammed Bakri, Areen Omari, ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D83231
A Brooklyn-born young woman (Suheir Hammad) returns to her grandparents' homeland in Palestine, only to discover that their life savings has been lost after their forced exile during the Arab-Israeli war. At a loss to reclaim the money through normal channels, she, her lover, and an activist filmmaker turn to a plan that involves criminal ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D42300
Writer/director Elia Suleiman concludes his film trilogy look at Palestinian life in Israel with this semi-autobiographical effort. Detailing the first six decades of the Jewish state's modern life, as seen through the eyes of Suleiman's family and other "Israeli Arabs," the ongoing hostilities and search for understanding come to life ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D52284
1967: In the aftermath of the Six-Day War, Tarek (Mahmoud Asfa), a preternaturally bright 11-year-old Palestinian boy, quickly grows weary of life among the displaced at a Jordanian refugee camp. Frustrated and longing to find his father, he runs off into the wild, where fate brings him into the hands of hidden fedayeen guerrillas. ... more
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Omar(2013)
Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D39744
Set in the occupied Palestinian territories, this gripping political thriller centers on Omar (Adam Bakri), a baker who must scale Israel's "Separation Barrier" in order to spend time with his girlfriend (Leem Lubany). While he and his childhood friends conspire to attack the Israeli army, it is Omar who is arrested and "turned" to ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Yesim Ustaoglu |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D75823
The enduring power of friendship is explored in this shattering import examining the relationship between jovial young Turk Mehmet and his Kurdish rebel pal Berzan. Following his unjust arrest and release, Mehmet becomes aware of his country's shocking human rights policies--leading him to embark on a pilgrimage to Berzan's troubled ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D00201
After 50 years of concealing her true heritage, an elderly Greek woman decides to leave her adopted home in Turkey and return to Greece to locate a long-lost brother. Her quest means she must confront ghosts from the 1920s, when the bloody Turkish War of Independence forced her and her sister to hide their identities for decades. Ruchan ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Double Feat
SKU: D03221
Two-disc set includes "Journey to the Sun" and "Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds."
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D20331
Can you make a boat out of a watermelon rind? How about a movie projector out of a wooden box? Two teens living in a small Turkish village chase their dreams of one day becoming famous film directors in this charming coming-of-age drama that plays as a love letter to the cinema. Fizuli Caferof, Mustafa oban star. 101 min. Widescreen; ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Semih Kaplanoglu |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D98506
Striking import follows beautiful young Zeynep as she dreams of finding a better life for herself. Cursed with an abusive father, she spends her days working as a hotel maid and talking with a friend/co-worker. But when she crosses paths with a recently widowed patron, Zeynep's life takes an unexpected turn. Tulin zen, Budak Akalin, ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D20086
Haunting drama from Turkey places the minds and hearts of three pre-teen children under a microscope as they grow up in a remote village in the Northwest mountains. While Omer devoutly prays for the death of his father, Yakup nurtures a crush on his teacher, and Yildiz tries to deal with the trauma of witnessing her parents in the act ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D40331
Rich with devotion to his Islamic faith but lonely and dependent on a modest income, Muharrem (Erkan Can) accepts a job offer as a rent collector from his sect leader. Thrust into the hurly-burly of the modern world for the first time, Muharrem experiences a dramatic struggle between his deeply ingrained spiritual beliefs and the temptations ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D44278
From the blaze of a summer on the Aegean coast to the chill of an icy winter in Eastern Turkey, this rich drama follows the uncertain trajectory of the romance between middle-aged Isa (writer-director Nuri Bilge Ceylan) and the younger Bahar (Ebru Ceylan). After Isa's self-involvement derails their relationship, he becomes determined ... more
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Category:Foreign |Director:Biray Dalkiran |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D94127
Learning she is pregnant following an illicit affair a young woman decides to have an abortion three months into her term. Years later, after marrying the boyfriend she cheated on, the woman suffers haunting visions of her aborted child, and becomes gradually unhinged when everyone around her refuses to believe in the ghost's existence. ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D03420
Young Turkish woman Meryem (Ozgu Namal) survives a brutal sexual assault...but must, according to custom, be put to death by her own hand or another's to "restore" her honor. When she refuses to kill herself, Meryem's uncle recruits his soldier son to kill her during a trip to Istanbul. This thoughtful and powerful ... more
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Yumurta(2007)
Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D07378
The first installment of "The Yusuf Trilogy" from Turkish filmmaker Semih Kaplanoglu introduces Yusuf (Nejat Isler), a poet in his 30s who returns to his hometown of Tire, Turkey, for the first time in years after the death of his mother. He encounters an unknown relative, Ayla (Saadet Aksoy), and together they journey to where Yusuf ... more
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Sut(2008)
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SKU: D07379
A teenage Yusuf (Melih Selcuk) is the focus of this second film from writer/director Semih Kaplanoglu's "The Yusuf Trilogy." Despite being a recent high school grad in Turkey, Yusuf is forced to ply his single mom's dairy trade after failing the college entrance exam and being declared unfit for military service. Yusuf's stress over ... more
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Bal(2010)
Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D07380
The final Turkish release in filmmaker Semih Kaplanoglu's "The Yusuf Trilogy" focuses on the childhood of Yusuf (Bora Altas), as he spends his days with his father who harvests honey in the remote forests of Turkey. But when the father goes missing, the already withdrawn Yusuf and his mother begin to sink into depression, and young ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D01787
An up-and-coming politician attempts to conceal his involvement in a hit-and-run accident, convincing his driver to plead guilty on his behalf in exchange for future favors. When the politico fails to win his election bid, the secret bargain looms over both families and becomes a dangerous factor as the jailed man's wife falls into ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D05297
Intriguing Turkish drama concerns a schizophrenic young man who lives in a mental hospital. Spending his days believing that he is in heaven and having regular visions of his dead mother, he enjoys his time at the facility. But after encountering a woman who has similar problems, his blissful existence is complicated when he falls for ... more
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SKU: D03588
Part of local Turkish legend, "Mommo" is the name given to a bogeyman used by parents to bring their children into line, but 9-year-old Ahmet (Mehmet Bulbul) and little sister Ayse (Elif Bulbul) have larger, real-life worries to contend with after their widower father abandons them to marry anew. Will their new guardian--their ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D07855
After witnessing their parents being shot and killed by paramilitary assassins, two young siblings (Senay Orak, Muhammed Al) in Kurdistan become desperate over the welfare of their infant sister. Living on the streets, the children soon fall into the company of an escort whose client was responsible for making them orphans. Once the ... more
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Category:Foreign |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D60052
In the course of a long evening, a small caravan of cops and prosecutors combs the Anatolian steppes in search of a buried murder victim, led by suspects with only hazy recall of the alleged incident. As the night and the investigation wear on, more than just the details of the crime come to light. Nuri Bilge Ceylan's engrossing procedural ... more
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SKU: D50895
Ambitious historical epic from Turkey traces the efforts of the newly ascended young Ottoman sultan Mehmed II (Devrim Evin) as he sought to reaffirm his rule and fulfill his destiny through the military machinations that would culminate with the conquest of Constantinople. Ibrahim Celikkol, Dilek Serbest, Recep Aktug, Cengiz Coskun ... more
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