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Slavic & East European Feature Films


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Daisies

[Sedmikrasky] by Chytilova. In Czech with subtitles. Feature Film. —Two teenage girls decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. —PN1997.A122 S43 2001— DVD

Dancing in the Rain

[Ples v dezju] by Smole. In Slovenian with subtitles. Feature Film — PN1997 .P647 2005 — Peter, a handsome, if rather taciturn young teacher, searches hopelessly for love. A middle aged redheaded actress is in love with Peter but is being woed by a younger, fellow actor. The dream and flashback sequences keep the watches off balance as these three people struggle through life. — DVD

Dangerous Tour

[Opasnye gastroli] by Iungvalt-Khilkevich. In Russian with subtitles. Feature film —Originally produced as a motion picture in Russia in 1969.Staring Vladimir Vysotskii. —PN1997 .O547 2002— DVD

Dawns Here Are Quiet

[A zori zdes' tikhie], by Motyl'. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — A World War II story involving a group of female Soviet soldiers. Serving in a rear unit, they dream of happier days before the war—PN1997 .A996 2004 — DVD

Day the Earth Froze

Dubbed into English. Feature Film — A Finnish/Soviet fantasy epic about an evil witch who steals the sun and causes just about everything on Earth to freeze. Also featured are magic harps, fields of snakes, a wizard, and a magic mill. — PN1997 .D394 1959 — VIDEO

Day of the Wacko

[Dzien swira] by Koterski. In Polish with subtitles. Feature Film — epicts a day in the life of a 49-year-old school teacher who is completely disillusioned with his reality. As he looks for causes for his unhappiness, he blames his neighbors, his mother, his students, everyone but his own pathetic self. — PN1995.9.F67 D95 2003 — DVD

Dead Man's Bluff

[Zhmurki] by Balabanov. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Tigger-happy sibling assassins Simon and Sergei work as errand boys for Mikhailovich, the sadistic kingpin of a provincial Russian town. — PN1995.9.G3 Z46 2005 — DVD

Dead Roosters / Happiness / Snowblink

[Zimove vesilya / Mertvi pivni] by Parekh & Barthes. In Ukrainian with subtitles. Feature Film — "Happiness" -- What if happiness was for sale? One evening, after work, Iwona buys a box of happiness in a strange discount store & has to decide what to do with it -- "Snowblink" --A couple's honeymoon journey across the snow-covered steppe of Ukraine is inexplicably troubled by a bleeding finger. -- "Dead Roosters" -- Two reunited brothers descend into an explosive rivalry where competition & jealousy have an irreversible outcome. — PN1997 .H377 2002 — DVD

Dear Elena Sergeevna

[Dorogaia Elena Sergeevna], by Riazanov. In Russian. Feature Film — Four teenagers surprise their teacher with a visit to her apartment on her birthday. — PN1997 .D67 — VIDEO

Death of Mr. Lazarescu

[Moartea domnului Lazarescu] by Puiu. In Romanian with subtitles. Feature Film — A 60-ish widower, living alone with his cats, feels sick enough one evening to call an ambulance. This is the beginning of his Dantesque odyssey deep into the bowels of a big city medical establishment. — PN1997.2 .M62773 2006 — DVD

The Decalogue

[Dekalog] by Kieslowski. In Polish with Subtitles. Feature Film — Disc 1. I.I am the Lord thy God: thou shalt not have other gods before me ; II. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain ; III. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy -- Disc 2. IV. Honor thy father and thy mother ; V. Thou shalt not kill ; VI. Thou shalt not commit adultery -- VII. Thou shalt not steal -- Disc 3. VIII. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor ; IX. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife ; X. Thou shalt not covet thy neigbhor's goods. — PN1995.9.F67 D45 2003 — DVD

The Depths

[Na dne], In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Excerpts from Maxim Gorkii's Lower depths [motion picture] / Moscow Art Theatre ; directed by Vladimir Yurenev. In Russian with English subs. Two scenes from the play written in 1902. — B-6168 — 16MM

Dersu Uzala

By Kurosawa. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film —Tells of the friendship between Vladimir Arsenyev, a well-known Soviet explorer, and his guide, Dersu Uzala. It is the story of a man's unity with nature and of the struggle for survival in the wilderness. —PN1995.9.F67 D47 2000— DVD

Deserter, the ; End of St. Petersburg

[Konets Sankt-Peterburga], by Pudovkin. In Russian/SilentFeature Film — The End of Saint Petersburg: Shows changing conditions in Russia as seen by a young peasant who lived through the upheaval in St. Petersburg that culminated in the revolution of 1917. Made for the 10th anniversary of the Russian revolution. The Deserter: A German shipyard laborer joins a worker's strike in defiance of a corrupt union and regardless of the company's violent reprisals. Starved, beaten and discouraged, he is sent in an envoy to the USSR and is rejuvenated by the spirit of cooperation and optimism of the idyllic workers' state. — PN1997 .E52 — DVD

Despair

[Reise ins Licht], by Fassbinder. In German with subtitles. Feature Film — A film based on Nabokov's novel about a schizophrenic businessman who understands the shadow falling over Germany in the early 1930's and attempts to use that knowledge to feather his own nest. — PN1997 .D48 1999 — VIDEO

Destiny of a Man

[Sud'ba cheloveka], by Bondarchuk. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — Through flashbacks, a man describes to a stranger the events which shaped his life, especially WWII. — PG3476.S52 S891 — DVD

Diamond Arm

[Brilliantovaia ruka], by Gaidai. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — An eccentric comedy about a modest Russian worker who starts a heroic combat against the gang of smugglers. — PN1997 .B75 2000 — DVD

Diamonds of the Night

[Démanty noci] by Nemec. In Czech with subtitles. Feature Film —Diamonds of the night is the tense, brutal story of two Jewish boys who escape from a train transporting them from one concentration camp to another. Ultimately, they are hunted down by a group of old, armed home-guardists. A bite to eat is Nemec's diploma film from Prague Film Academy about one man's feverish attempt to steal a loaf of bread from a Nazi-guarded train.—PN1997.A23 D53225 1987— VIDEO

Distant Journey

[Daleka Cesta] by Radok. In Czech with subtitles. Feature Film —One of the first theatrical films about the Holocaust, banned for decades in the Czech Republic and then rediscovered, follows the struggles of Dr. Hannah Kaufman and her family from the time of the Nazi Occupation of Prague through her experiences in the transit camp of Theresienstadt (modern Terezin).—PN1997 .D56 2005— DVD

Divided We Fall

[Musíme si pomáhat] By Hrebejk. In Czech and German with subtitles. Feature Film —During World War II and the Nazi occupation of Czechoslavakia, a couple, Josef and Marie, decide to hide a young Jewish neighbor in their small apartment. They keep getting a visit from their neighbor, Horst, who is a German sympathizer and has his eye on Marie. When she rejects his advances he seeks revenge by trying to move a Nazi clerk into their home, forcing the couple to tell a lie that will change their lives forever.—PN1997 .D5954449 2001— DVD

Doctor Zhivago

By Lean. In English. Feature Film — A poet and surgeon, husband and lover finds his life disrupted by war. It alters the lives of many, including Tonya, the gentle woman he marries and Lara, the woman he cannot forget. — PG3476.P27 D6 1995 — VIDEO

Doctor Zhivago

By Proshkin. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — A poet and surgeon, husband and lover finds his life disrupted by war and revolution. It alters the lives of many, including Tonya, the gentle woman he marries and Lara, the woman he cannot forget. — PN1992.5 .D65 2006 — DVD

Don Quixote

[Don Kikhot], by Kozintsev. In Russian with subtitles. Feature Film — An adaptation of Cervantes' novel about the adventures of Don Quixote, who imagines himself a lovestruck, gallant knight-errant, and his faithful, if reluctant, squire Sancho Panza — PQ6333.R8 K6 — VIDEO

Double Circle

[Dvostruki obruc] by Tanhofer. In BCS, dubbed into English. Feature Film —Yugoslavian underground fighters in World War II must take on not only the Third Reich, but their neighbors who have become spies to save their own lives.—NB237.W55 D6 2000— VIDEO

The Double Life of Veronique

[La double vie de Veronique] by Kieslowski. In French with subtitles. Feature Film —Born on the same day, a young Polish singer and a French music teacher and aspiring singer share the same talents and the same sense that somewhere there exists another person with whom her life is intertwined.—PN1997.D68 K54 1992— VIDEO

Dracula: The Dark Prince

By Chappelle. In English. Feature Film — Young Vlad Dracula, the ousted Prince of Romania, vows to avenge his father's death and regain his kingdom. He gains the fear and respect of the land as Vlad the Impaler as he brutally impales the bodies of his enemies for display to the public. This is the story behind the legend of Dracula. — PN1997 .D727 — DVD

Drummiad

[Barabaniada], by Ovcharov. In Russian/Silent with subtitles. Feature Film — PN1997 .B372 — VIDEO

The Dybbuk

by Waszynski. In Polish & Yiddish with subtitles. Feature Film —Inspired by S. Ansky's ethnographic research among Jews living in the Polish-Russian countryside just before WWI. Describes life in the shtetl, along with its religious and cultural mores. — PN1997 .D927 1998 —VIDEO

Last modified: August 13, 2009