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  Press Releases below for:  DEAR UNCLE ADOLF: The Germans and Their Fuhrer   |    WRONG SIDE OF THE BUS   |   

60 minutes, documentary, color & b/w, 2010

A film by Michael Kloft (co-filmmaker of The Goebbels Experiment)

Special Features • Director Biography • WWII Film Gallery

UPC: 7-20229-91477-2
Catalog #: FRF 914772D
SRP: $24.95 \ CAN. $29.95

Street Date: August 23


More than any other documents, it is the personal private letters written by the German people to Adolf Hitler that provide the most intimate details of the Third Reich. A treasure of more than 100,000 such letters was recently found, hidden in a secret Russian archive.

The uncensored letters, which include declarations of loyalty, love letters and the occasional words of protest, reveal the true feelings of the German people - their hopes, longings and fears.

As one man wrote in April 1932, a day after elections made the Hitler an unstoppable force: "We only want Adolf Hitler as leader, as dictator. We National Socialists want to see a ban on all newspapers that inject poison into our Fuehrer, to see Jews classified as what they are...We will give our blood to Adolf Hitler! Take an iron hand and fulfill your programme with a dictatorial will. Do not negotiate but act!"

Women who wrote particularly ardent letters were monitored by the Gestapo as Hitler feared that his cult of personality could lead to a destabilisation of home life in the Reich. As his power became absolute, so the tempo of the letters increased. Like a seismograph, they reflect the changing mood in Nazi Germany, and the highs and lows of the German spirit, from 1932 to 1945.


“The first and only documentary about the tens of thousands of surviving fan letters Hitler received while in power.” - London Daily Telegraph

“SHOCKING. Dear Uncle Adolf documents the incredible charisma of Adolf Hitler and the eerie fascination that – unfortunately – the majority of Germans felt for him.” - Die Welt



56 minutes, documentary, color, 2009

A film by Rod Freedman

Special Features • 45 minutes of Bonus Footage, including Director Interview • Study Guide

UPC: 7-20229-91478-9
Catalog #: FRF 914789D
SRP: $24.95 \ CAN. $29.95

Street Date: August 23


A quest for reconciliation becomes a journey to forgiveness.

Sidney Bloch, an internationally recognized professor of psychiatry from Australia, returns to Cape Town, South Africa for his medical school reunion. Sid has suffered from a troubled conscience for forty years and wants to resolve his guilt for colluding with Apartheid – but what will it take to free him from his past?

He’s accompanied on his quest for reconciliation by his son, Aaron, who is also his harshest critic. Narrated by Aaron, the film explores how easy it is for a good person to accept injustice and compromise one’s morals. WRONG SIDE OF THE BUS is one man’s journey to forgiveness.

• Winner! Best Documentary, International Film Festival South Africa


“Moving and thought-provoking... A bitingly personal take on a universal theme.” - The Age

“Fascinating issues are explored.” - Sydney Morning Herald

“A universal relevance.” - The Canberra Times



389 minutes on 4 discs, color, French, German & Spanish w/English subtitles

4 erotically turbocharged films from Europe

Special Features • Photo Gallery • Film Notes • Biographies

UPC: 7-20229-91470-3
Catalog #: FRF 914703D
SRP: $49.95

Street Date: August 23


This scintillating new box set includes the following four films:

Secret Things
A film by Jean-Claude Brisseau. Two young women discover the power of sex to get what they want in the male-dominated business world. Nathalie, a performance artist-stripper, instructs her new friend, the beautiful but inexperienced Sandrine, on the art of seduction. Without delay they put their skills to the test at a Parisian bank, where both rise to the top. But they meet their match in the ruthless son of the bank's president – Christophe, a vain, unbridled, power-hungry monster. Starring Coralie Revel, Sabrina Seyvecou, Fabrice Deville.

“Unashamedly sexy!” -The New York Times

“A taut, juicy feast. Delectably twisted!” -Variety

House of the Sleeping Beauties
A film by Vadim Glowna. Edmond, a man in his sixties whose wife has recently passed away, is told about a secret establishment where men can spend an entire night in bed alongside beautiful, sleeping young women, who stretch, roll over and dream, but never awaken. Bedazzled by their seductive yet innocent tenderness, but distressed about the reason for their deep sleep, he delves into the mystery of the house of sleeping beauties. Based on the beautifully strange novella by Yasunari Kawabata, acclaimed writer-director-actor Vadim Glowna has crafted a mysterious thriller about loneliness, sex, eroticism and mortality. Starring Vadim Glowna, Angela Winkler and Maximilian Schell.

“An alternately lyrical and disturbing adult fairy tale.” -New York Magazine

“Creepily mesmerizing, seductively filmed.” -The New York Times

Torremolinos 73
A film by Pablo Berger. Spain, circa 1973. Alfredo is a struggling door to door encyclopedia salesman. Meanwhile his wife Carmen is obsessed with becoming a mother. Alfredo’s boss gives Alfredo a choice: make 'educational' sex films at home for a Scandinavian distributor, or get fired. Alfredo chooses the former, and it quickly becomes apparent that a) Alfredo has a knack for directing and b) Carmen is a fabulous actress! Starring Javier Cámara (Almodóvar’s Talk to Her) and Candela Peña (Almodóvar’s All About My Mother).

“A joyous celebration of sex and filmmaking!” -The New York Times

“Fun, kinky comedy!” -TV Guide

Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday
A Film by Didier Le Pecheur. One night a morgue employee named Ben meets, under the strangest of circumstances, Teresa who has overdosed on Ecstasy at a rave. From this sensational beginning, Teresa and Ben embark on an odyssey that takes them into the world of sadomasochism, wild techno-dance parties, and orgies as they each search for new sensations that will ease their chilling sense of despair. This provocative, disturbing film will challenge your sensibilities in much the same way as Eyes Wide Shut, Crash, Breaking the Waves and Tokyo Decadence. Starring Jean-Marc Barr (Dogville) and Elodie Bouchez (Alias).

“Seductive and shockingly sexy!” -Newsweek

“A daring premise...the extremes of sexual thrill-seeking.” -Los Angeles Times



381 minutes on 4 discs, color, Portuguese w/English subtitles

Four films from Brazil in a Special Edition Box Set

Special Features • Directors' Notes • Interviews & Bios • Discussion Guides • Photo Gallery

UPC: 7-20229-91481-9
Catalog #: FRF 914819D
SRP: $49.95 / CAN.: $54.95

Street Date: August 23


This Special Edition Box Set includes the following four films from the Global Lens Collection:

Almost Brothers (Quase Dois Irmãos)
A film by Lúcia Murat. This searing look at the class struggle of Brazil over a period of four decades is told through the closely linked yet fatally divided lives of Miguel, a middle-class white rebel, and Jorge, his black childhood friend. Remembering their time of imprisonment by the right wing government in the '60s, Miguel returns as a progressive politician to the prison where Jorge serves a sentence as a gang leader, to seek his help in changing the cycle of death and poverty.

“Strong stuff...savage, wonderful!” -The New York Times

“Think ‘City of God’ - raw, satisfying!” -SF Bay Guardian

Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus)
A film by Marcelo Gomes. 1942. Johann, a young German opposed to Hitler’s war, travels the dusty roads of northeastern Brazil selling a new wonder drug, Aspirin, to peasants and farmers. Along the way he picks up a hitchhiker, the sharp-tongued Ranulpho, who helps in his efforts. But as Brazil enters the war against Germany and Johann is ordered back home, each man must decide his own fate.

“A lovely road movie, especially captivating.” -Time Out London

“Thoughtful...every moment seems to tremble with mystery and possibility.” -The New York Times

Mango Yellow (Amarelo Manga)
A Film by Cláudio Assis. The hothouse atmosphere of Brazil comes alive in Mango Yellow, where lust and economic desperation combine in a volatile brew of provocative cinema. On the mean streets of the coastal town of Recife, an array of characters including a jaded waitress, a gay cook, a philandering butcher and his evangelical wife emerge as "full dimensional people in touch with their explosive feelings" (The New York Times).

“A provocative and unique Brazilian import.” -CBS Radio

“A wildcat of a film!” -Variety

Margarette's Feast (La Festa de Margarette)
A Film by Renato Falcão. A modern silent masterpiece using the style and techniques of Brazil’s cinematic past, Margarette’s Feast tells an allegory of Brazil’s social struggles without words while making dazzling use of exhilarating Brazilian music. After losing his job, goodhearted but penniless Pedro comes into possession of a miraculous suitcase that never runs out of money, allowing him to throw an extravagant birthday party for his wife.

“Recalls Chaplin in its mix of comedy and tragedy.” -Cleveland Institute of Art

“Touching, funny, and engaging.” -Portland Mercury

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