Foreign-Language Films

This is a list of foreign-language film titles — short films, feature films, and TV movies — that include librarians and/or archivists, arranged alphabetically by title. I have collected these titles from various sources (books, web sites, articles).

Note: As my primary focus is analyzing English-language films, I cannot state for certain that every film on this list actually includes a librarian and/or archivist.


#s | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


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1942: A Love Story (1994) — India


A


L’ange (1983) — France

Agent Trouble (1987) — France

Agnes and His Brothers, aka Agnes und seine Brüder (2004) — Germany

Alfie, the Little Werewolf, aka Dolfje Weerwolfje (2011) — Netherlands

All Time, aka Alle tijd (2011) — Netherlands

Les amateurs (2003) — France

L’ange (1982) — France

Angel in the Wardrobe, aka Aniol w szafie (1987) — Poland

L’appartement, aka The Apartment (1996) — France / Spain / Italy

The Archive, aka Arhiv (2018, short film) — Croatia

Apprenticeship of the Inventor Polz, aka Ucna leta izumitelja Polza (1982) — Yugoslavia

Asfalttilampaat (1968) — Finland

Augustitango (1993, short film) — Sweden

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B


Barbara Wood: Lockruf der Vergangenheit (2004, TV movie) — Germany

Barjo, aka Confessions d’un Barjo (1992) — France

Bastille (1984) — Netherlands

Bele udovice (1984, TV movie) — Yugoslavia

The Best of Youth (2003) — Italy

The Beyond, aka L’aldilà; E tu vivrai nel terrore (1981) — Italy

The Birthday, aka Urodziny mlodego warszawiaka (1980) — Poland

Black Mask, aka Hak hap (1996) — Hong Kong

The Blue Kite, aka Lan feng zheng (1993) — China/Hong Kong

Bread and Poetry, aka Nan o she’r (1994) — Iran

A Brighter Summer Day, aka Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian (1991) — Taiwan

Les Bûchers qu’on ignore (2000, short film) — France

Buongiorno, Notte (2003) — Italy

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C


Celine and Julie Go Boating, aka Céline et Julie vont en bateau; Phantom Ladies Over Paris (1974) — France

The Church, aka La Chiesa (1989) — Italy:

Related post: Killer librarians

The Color of Pomegranates, aka Sayat Nova (1969) — Soviet Union

Come Have Coffee with Us, aka Venga a prendere il caffè da noi (1970) — Italy

The Convent, aka O Convento (1995) — Portugal/France

The Cousins, aka Les Cousins (1959) — France

Čovjek koji je volio sprovode (1989) — Yugoslavia

The Crimson Rivers, aka Les Rivières pourpres (2000) — France

Crni biseri (1958) — Yugoslavia

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D


Deep Red, aka Profondo rosso (1975) — Italy

Disciples of Hippocrates, aka Hipokuratesu-tachi (1980) — Japan

Dlugi weekend (2004, TV movie) — Poland

Doppelsterne (2003) — Austria

Dracula 3D (2012) — Italy/France/Spain

Drømmene i Bjæverskov (1997, TV movie) — Denmark

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E


Each Heart Has Its Own Story, aka Vart hjärta har sin saga (1948) — Sweden

Écrans de sable, aka Sand Screens (1991) — France / Tunisia / Italy

Eeny Meeny, aka Ene bene (2000) — Czech Republic

The Element of Crime, aka Forbrydelsens element (1984) — Denmark

The Enchantment, aka Yuwakusha (1989) — Japan

Epidemic (1987) — Denmark

Erica Minor (1974) — Switzerland

Espion, lève-toi (1982) — France / Switzerland

L’étudiante (1988) — France

Even Kids Started Small (2006, short film) — Israel

Everyone’s in Love, aka Tutti innamorati (1959) — Italy

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F


The Face of Jizo, aka Chichi to Kuraseba (2004) — Japan

Facklorna (1991, TV movie) — Sweden/Denmark

Fai wa siu suet (1996, short film) — Hong Kong

Fantastic Man (2003) — The Philippines

Fellini’s Casanova, aka Il Casanova di Federico Fellini; Casanova (1976) — Italy

Feu Mathias Pascal (1937) — France

Figaro Stories, aka Historias de Figaro (1991) — Argentina / Netherlands

En Flicka for mej (1943) — Sweden

Footnote, aka Hearat Shulayim (2011) — Israel

French Lovers (1985, short film) — France

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G


The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, aka Il giardino dei Finzi Contini (1970) — Italy

The German Doctor, aka Wakolda (2013) — Argentina

La Gioconda está triste (1977, short film) — Spain

The Guy in the Grave Next Door, aka Grabben i graven bredvid (2002) — Sweden/Norway

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H


Ha-Simla (1970) — Israel

Halik sa paa, halik sa kamay (1979) — The Philippines

The Hand of Power, aka The Zombie Walks; Im Banne des Unheimlichen (1968) — West Germany

Hard Boiled, aka Lat sau san taam (1992) — Hong Kong

Haru (1996) — Japan

Heartbreak Library, aka Keu namjaui chaek 198jjeuk (2008) — South Korea

Hello, Mr. Kivi, aka Päivää, herra Kivi (1984) — Finland

Himitsu no hanazono, aka My Secret Cache; My Secret Place (1997) — Japan

Hojdhoppar’n (1981) — Sweden

L’homme aux yeux d’argent (1985) — France

L’homme de nulle part, aka Feu Mathias Pascal (1937) — France

Honeymoon, aka Honning måne (1978) — Denmark

Honning måne, aka Honeymoon; In My Life (1978) — Denmark

The House by the Cemetery, aka Quella villa accanto al cimitero (1981) — Italy

The House of the Laughing Windows, aka The House with Laughing Windows; La Casa dalle finestre che ridono (1976) — Italy

The House on Chelouche Street (1973) — Israel

How My Mother Gave Birth to Me During Menopause, aka Comment ma mère accoucha de moi durant sa ménopause (2003) — Canada (French)

The Human Vapor, aka Gasu ningen dai ichigo; The First Gas Human (1960) — Japan

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I


I to će proći (1985) — Yugoslavia

I Lost My Body, aka J’ai perdu mon corps (2019) — France

I Wish, aka Kiseki (2011) — Japan

The Ideal Schoolmaster, aka Kantor ideál (1932) — Czechoslovakia

Ikaw lang (1993) — The Philippines

In My Life (2009) — The Philippines:

Related post: In this reel librarian’s life

Inferno, aka Dario Argento’s Inferno (1980) — Italy

Intentions of Murder, aka Akai satsui (1964) — Japan

Intimate Strangers, aka Confidences trop intimes (2004) — France

Irezumi, aka Irezumi: Spirit of Tattoo (1982) — Japan

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J


The Jackpot!, aka La Totale! (1991) — France

Jenatsch (1987) — France/Switzerland

Jesus of Montreal, aka Jésus de Montréal (1989) — Canada (French)

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K


Kauwboy (2012) — Netherlands

Khiladi (1992) — India

Kimi wa boku o sukininaru (1989) — Japan

King Size, aka Kingsajz (1988) — Poland

Kino Caravan, aka Caravana cinematografica (2009) — Romania

Kisetsufu no kanatani (1958) — Japan

Ko puca otvorice mu se (1965) — Yugoslavia

Kris Pusaka, aka De Kris Pusaka (1977) — Indonesia / Netherlands

Krvopijci, aka Bloodsuckers (1989) — Yugoslavia

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L


Larks on a String, aka Skřivánci na niti (1990) — Czechoslovakia

Last Life in the Universe, aka Ruang rak noi nid mahasan (2003) — Thailand/Japan

The Last Schoolbell, aka Ostatni dzwonek (1989) — Poland

The Last Seal, aka Das Letzte Siegel (1993) — Germany

The Last Village, aka Akhareen abadeh (1993) — Iran

Leben zu zweit (1968) — East Germany

A Legend Told, aka Kammaren (2007) — Sweden

Letters of Love, aka Love Letter; When I Close My Eyes (1995) — Japan

Library Thief, aka Bibliotekstjuven (2003) — Sweden

Library Wars, aka Toshokan sensô (2013) — Japan:

Related post: ‘Library Wars’… oh, the places you’ll go

Life Goes On, aka Livet gar vidare (1941) — Sweden

Life Together , aka Leben zu zweit (1968) — East Germany

Like Asura, aka Ashura no gotoku (2003) — Japan

A Little Girl from the Hotel Excelsior, aka Dziewczynka z hotelu Excelsior (1988) — Poland

The Lives of Others, aka Das Leben der Anderen (2006) — Germany

Lola, aka Donna di vita (1961) — Italy/France

Lola (1981) — West Germany

Long Live Ghosts!, aka At zijí duchové (1977) — Czechoslovakia

Long Weekend, aka Długi Weekend (2004) — Poland

Lost in Paris, aka Paris pieds nus (2016) — France/Belgium

Love by Request, aka Vlyublyon po sobstvennomu zhelaniyu (1982) — Soviet Union

Love in Another Language (2009) — Turkey

Love Life, aka Liebesleben (2007) — Israel/Germany

Love Me If You Dare, aka Jeux d’enfants (2003) — France/Belgium

Love My Life (2006) — Japan

Love on the Run, aka L’Amour en fuite (1979) — France

Love Stories, aka Historie milosne (1997) — Poland

Lovers and Leavers, aka Kuutamolla (2002) — Finland

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M


Main, Meri Patni . . . Aur Woh! (2005) — India

The Man Without a Map, aka Moetsukita chizu (1968) — Japan

Manrape, aka Män kan inte våldtas (1978) — Finland/Sweden

Manuela’s Loves, aka Le jupon rouge (1987) — France

Martha (1974) — West Germany

The Martin Administration, aka Regjeringen Martin (2002, short film) — Norway

Más negro que la noche (1975) — Mexico

Master of Disaster, aka Lung fu siu yeh (1982) — Hong Kong

The Matchmaker, aka Once I Was (2010) — Israel

Matilda (1991) — Italy

Medium (1985) — Poland

A Mere Mortal, aka Simple mortel (1991) — France

Mi nismo anđeli, aka We are Not Angels (1992) – Yugoslavia

A Mismatched Couple, aka Main, Meri Patni … Aur Woh (2005) — India

La mort d’un bûcheron, aka The Death of a Lumberjack (1973) — Canada (French)

Mortal Transfer, aka Mortel transfert (2001) — France/Germany

Mother of Tears, aka La terza madre (2007) — Italy

My Afternoons with Margueritte, aka La tête en friche (2010) — France

My Name Is Yu Ming, aka Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom (2003, short film) — Ireland/China

My Secret Cache, aka Himitsu no hanazono (1997) — Japan

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N


N, aka Io e Napoleone (2006) — Italy/Spain/France

Na svoji vesni (2002) Slovenia

Nacionalna klasa (1979) — Yugoslavia

The Nasty Girl, aka Das Schreckliche Mädchen (1990) — Italy

Néa, aka Nea: New Woman (1976) — France

Night Corridor, aka Yao ye hui lang (2003) — Hong Kong

Night of the Sinner, aka Pecador (2009) — Italy / Spain

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O


Od pet do sedam (1976, TV movie) — Yugoslavia

Okusama wa 18 sai: shinkon kyoshitsu (1971) — Japan

The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea, aka La Vieille qui marchait dans la mer (1991) — France

On Our Own Vesna, aka Na svoji Vesni (2002) — Slovenia

Order of the Daisy, aka Les compagnons de la marguerite (1967) — France / Italy

Our Music, aka Notre musique (2004) — France / Switzerland

Out of the Blur, aka Fai wa siu suet (1996, short film) — Hong Kong

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P


A Pendragon Legenda (1974) — Hungary

Penguin’s Memory – Shiawase monogatari, aka Penguin’s Memory: A Tale of Happiness (1985) — France

Petra (2020, TV mini-series) — Italy

Pez elefante (2009) — Argentina

Pieta (1997) — Japan

Phantom Life, aka La vie fantôme (1992) — Canada (French)

La plante humaine (1996) — Canada / France

Poison Friends, aka Les amitiés maléfiques (2006) — France

Polish Death, aka Polska smierc (1995) — Poland

Poseban tretman (1980) – Yugoslavia

Polowanie na muchy, aka Hunting Flies (1969) — Poland

Polska śmierć (1995) — Poland

Prawdziwy koniec wielkiej wojny (1957) — Poland

P.R.O.F.S. (1985) — France

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R


Raining in the Mountain, aka Kong shan ling yu (1979) — Taiwan / Hong Kong

Rape!, aka Okasu! (1976) — Rape

Read or Die, aka R.O.D. (2001) — Japan

Regjeringen Martin (2002, short film) — Norway

Rehearsals for War, aka Teatro di guerra (1998) — Italy

Reincarnation, aka Rinne (2005) — Japan

Reprise (2006) — Norway

Rio das Mortes (1971, TV movie) — West Germany

Rouge et noir, aka Le rouge et le noir (1954) — France

Rouge-gorge (1985) — France / Belgium

The Roundup, aka La Rafle (2010) — France / Germany / Hungary

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S


Same Old Song, aka On connaît la chanson (1997) — France

Sand Screens, aka Écrans de sable (1992) —  France / Tunisia / Italy

Sandra, aka Vaghe stelle dell’Orsa (1965) — Italy

Satan’s Brew, aka Satansbraten (1976) — West Germany

Satyanweshi (2013) — India

Das Schreckliche Mädchen (1990) — West Germany

Scorpio Nights 2 (1999) — The Philippines

The Secret, aka Het geheim (2010) — Netherlands

Sex Is Zero 2, aka Saekjeuk shigong ssizeun 2 (2007) — South Korea

Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace,aka Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes (1962) — France/Italy/ Germany

The Shiver of the Vampires, aka Le Frisson des vampires (1971) — France

Silent Night, aka Stille Nacht (2004) — Netherlands

Simla, Ha– (1970) — Israel

Skriti spomin Angele Vode (2009, TV movie) — Slovenia

Skuggan (1953) — Sweden

Solaris, aka Solyaris (1972) — Soviet Union

Solitude (2001) — Canada (French)

The Soul Keeper, aka Prendimi l’anima (2002) — Italy/France

Spiritual Kung Fu, aka Quan jing (1978) — Hong Kong / Taiwan

Spoiled Children, aka Des enfants gâtés (1977) — France

Što sa sobom preko dana (2006, documentary) — Croatia

Strip Mind (2007) — Germany

Sun and Rain, aka Taiyang yu (1988) — China

Swan Song, aka Labedzi spiew (1988) — Poland

The Swordsman, aka Xiao ao jiang hu (1990) — Hong Kong / Taiwan

Szerafina (2007, short film) — Hungary

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T


Taiyang yu (1988) — China

A Tale of Winter, aka Conte d’hiver (1992) — France

Tambourine, Drum, aka Buben, baraban (2009) — Russia

Their Last Night, aka Leur dernière nuit (1953) — France

Thelma (2017) — Norway/France/Denmark/Sweden

Thomas and Senior on the Trail of Brute Berend, aka Thomas en Senior op het spoor van Brute Berend (1985) — Netherlands

Three Seats for the 26th, aka Trois places pour le 26 (1988) — France

Tokyo Sonata (2008) — Japan / Netherlands / Hong Kong

Tonio Kroeger, aka Tonio Kröger (1964) — France / West Germany

Tora-san’s Lovesick, aka Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro koiyatsure; Tora-san’s 13 (1974) — Japan

La totale! (1991) — France

Toute la mémoire du monde (1956, documentary short film) — France

Tražim srodnu dušu (1990, TV mini-series) — Yugoslavia

The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque, aka L’arbre, le maire et la médiathèque (1993) — France

Two Lives, aka Zwei Leben (2012) — Germany / Norway

The Two Lives of Mattia Pascal, aka Le Due Vite Di Mattia Pascal (1985) — Italy

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U


Up, Down, Fragile, aka Haut bas fragile (1995) — France / Switzerland

Une place parmi les vivants (2003) — France

Urząd (1969, TV movie) — Poland

Uttarayan (2005) — India

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V


Va savoir?, aka Who Knows? (2001) — France/Italy/Germany

Vampiros (2004) — Puerto Rico

Vares: Kaidan tien kulkijat (2012) — Finland

Variola vera (1982) — Yugoslavia

Varljivo leto ’68 (1984) — Yugoslavia

Vera (1986) — Brazil

Verification, aka Weryfikacja (1987) — Poland

La vie fantôme (1996) — Canada

La Vita agra (1964) — Italy

Vlyublyon po sobstvennomu zhelaniyu (1983) — Soviet Union

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W


The Waiting List, aka Lista de espera (2000) — Spain / Cuba / France / Mexico / Germany

The Wedding Cow, aka Die Hochzeitskuh (1999) — Germany/ Switzerland

Welcome Home (2004) — Austria

What’s It All About, aka El Perquè de tot plegat (1995) — Spain

Whisper of the Heart, aka Mimi wo sumaseba (1995) —  Japan

Who Knows?, aka Va savoir (2001) — France/Italy

Why Not Me?, aka Pourquoi pas moi? (1999) — France/Italy

Widower with 5 Daughters, aka Witmer mit 5 Töchtern (1957) — West Germany

Wings of Desire, aka Der Himmel über Berlin (1987) — West Germany/ France:

Related post: Angels in the library in ‘Wings of Desire’

A Winter’s Tale, aka Conte d’hiver; A Tale of Winter (1992) — France

The Witch, aka La Strega in Amore (1966) — Italy

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Y


Yalp (2004, short film) — France/Germany

Young Goethe in Love, aka Goethe! (2010) — Germany

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Z


Zajecia dydaktyczne (1980, TV movie) — Poland

Zelená vlna (1981) — Czechoslovakia

Zhou Yu’s Train, aka Zhou Yu de huo che (2002) — China / Hong Kong

The Zombie Walks, aka Im Banne des Unheimlichen (1968) — West Germany

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