Languages of Love: World Romances

Sick of the traditional Hollywood love stories? This Valentine's Day fall in love in another language with one of these romantic films from across the Globe. 

In the mood for love

DVD MOVIE FOREIGN CHINESE In
Romance

Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. Through this connection, two lonely people discover in each other the intimacy they have lost in their marriages.

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Expressive, lush, moody, melancholic: In the Mood for Love is my favorite film of all time. Country of origin: Hong Kong
- Lyndey

Wings of desire

DVD MOVIE FOREIGN GERMAN Wings
Romance

A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love. Set in modern day Berlin, the film follows angel Damiel's path from heavenly flight to earthly delight in a manner that's comical, touching and entertaining.

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Country of origin: Germany
- Lyndey

A brighter summer day

DVD MOVIE FOREIGN CHINESE Brighter
Romance

Set in the early sixties in Taiwan, it is based on the true story of a crime that rocked the nation. A film of both sprawling scope and tender intimacy, this novelistic, patiently observed epic centers on the gradual, inexorable fall of a young teenager.

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Country of origin: Taiwan
- Lyndey

Hiroshima mon amour

DVD MOVIE FOREIGN FRENCH Hiroshima
Romance

A French actress and a Japanese architect engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming mutual fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering.

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Country of origin: France and Japan
- Lyndey

The beauty inside

DVD MOVIE FOREIGN KOREAN Beauty

Every morning, Woo-jin wakes up in a different body. His age, gender, and nationality may change, but the one constant in his life is Yi-soo - the woman he loves. She knows his secret, and loves him anyway. With every transformation, Woo-jin has to figure out how to return to his own body and reunite with Yi-soo.

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Country of origin: South Korea
- Lyndey

Norwegian wood

DVD MOVIE FOREIGN JAPANESE Norwegian

Tokyo, the late 1960s. Students are uniting to overthrow the establishment and Toru Watanabe's personal life is similarly in turmoil. At heart, he is deeply devoted to his first love, Naoko. But their complex bond has been forged by the death of their best friend years before. Watanabe lives with the influence of death everywhere until Midori, a girl who is everything that Naoko is not, outgoing, vivacious, and supremely self-confident, marches into his life and Watanabe must choose between his past and his future.

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Country of origin: Japan
- Lyndey

The summer of Sangaile

DVD MOVIE FOREIGN LITHUANIAN Summer

Seventeen year-old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. Afraid of heights, she has never dared to enter the cockpit. At a summer aeronautical show, she meets Auste, a local girl of her age, who lives her life to the fullest. As the two girls become lovers, Sangaile finds Auste the only person to truly encourage her in flying.

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Country of origin: Lithuania
- Lyndey

Cemetery of splendor

DVD MOVIE FOREIGN THAI Cemetery

Soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier with no family visitors. Magic, healing, romance and dreams are all part of Jen's tender path to a deeper awareness of herself and the world around her.

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Country of origin: Thailand
- Lyndey

Certified copy

DVD MOVIE FOREIGN FRENCH Certified

What seems at first to be a straightforward tale of two people getting to know each other over the course of an afternoon gradually reveals itself as something richer, stranger, and trickier: a mind-bending reflection on authenticity, in art as well as in relationships. Both cerebrally and emotionally engaging, reminds us that love itself is an enigma.

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Country of origin: France
- Lyndey

Ali : fear eats the soul

DVD MOVIE FOREIGN GERMAN Ali
Romance

Lonely widow Emmi Kurowski meets Arab worker Ali in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love-- to their own surprise, and to the shock of family, colleagues, and drinking buddies. An emotional power that reflects the ethnic tensions within German society.

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Country of origin: West Germany
- Lyndey

Omar

DVD MOVIE FOREIGN ARABIC Omar
Romance

Omar is accustomed to dodging bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. When Omar is captured after an act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardize his longtime trust with his friends, but it's soon evident that everything he does is for his love of Nadia.

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Country of origin: Palestine
- Lyndey

Like water for chocolate

DVD MOVIE FOREIGN SPANISH Like
Romance

Romantic fantasy set in Mexico during the early 20th century. A young couple is blocked from marrying by the demands of the young woman's cold and selfish mother. To be near his love, the young man marries her sister, and she expresses her passion for him through her cooking.

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Country of origin: Mexico
- Lyndey

Dear Zindagi

DVD MOVIE FOREIGN HINDI Dear
Romance

This is the story of Kaira, a budding cinematographer in search of perfect life. A chance encounter with Jug, an unconventional thinker, helps her gain new perspective about life. She discovers that happiness is all about finding comfort in life's imperfections.

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Country of origin: India
- Lyndey