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Summary: How do you find lasting love in today's world? For documentary-maker and dating app addict Zoe, swiping right has only delivered an endless stream of Mr. Wrongs, to her eccentric mother Cath's dismay. For Zoe's childhood friend and neighbor Kaz, the answer is to follow his parents' example and opt for an arranged (or "assisted") marriage to a bright and beautiful bride from Pakistan. As Zoe...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY WHA

Summary: A surreal farce about rival gypsy gangsters and clans living along a dilapidated stretch of the Danube, who get each other involved in train heists, arranged marriages, true love, and love of life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BLA

Summary: Set in San Francisco's Chinatown in the late 1950's. Pretty Mei Li has stowed away on a Chinese steamer with her professor father to become a mail-order bride for nightclub owner Sammy Fong. Sammy, however, is completely infatuated with saucy showgirl Linda Low, who is intent on making him jealous enough to propose to her. As Sammy sets out to assign his marriage contract (and Mei Li) to Wang...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures 2006

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS FLO

Summary: The matrimaniac: Jimmy Conroy wants to marry Marna Lewis. However, Mr. Lewis has chosen another man for his daughter to marry. So Jimmy and Marna entrain in an attempt to elope; Wild and woolly: Jeff Hillington is the extremely naive son of a wealthy Eastern family --he loves the old west so much that he virtually lives it in his room. When his father sends him to Arizona on business, Jeff...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Flicker Alley 2008

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY MAT

Summary: In Dhadkan (Heart beat), Anjali (Shilpa Shetty) is forced by her parents to marry a man they choose rather than Dev (Sunil Shetty), an illegitimate child. Anjali's marriage to Ram (Akshay Kumar) gets off to a disastrous start, as Anjali refuses to acknowledge Ram as her husband. But despite herself Anjali is drawn into Ram's family's intrigue, overcomes her memory of Dev, and gradually comes to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Eros International 2000

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DHA

Summary: His picture in the papers: A young man can marry his sweetheart only if he becomes famous enough to have his picture printed in the paper; Mystery of the leaping fish: A satire on Sherlock Holmes which concerns a professional incident in the life of the world's greatest scientific detective; Flirting with fate: A struggling artist whose heart is broken when his sweetheart is promised in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Flicker Alley 2008

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MYS

Summary: Two English bachelors just want to have the time of their lives, but their plans run into a rough spot when their traditional father (George "Genghis" Khan) secretly arranges their marriages.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2000

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY Eas

Summary: When his brother dies, Jake, a 30-year-old cardiologist, is called upon to marry the widow, Leah, under orthodox Jewish law. While initially just going through the motions to satisfy their mothers, the two soon find themselves in love.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hallmark Home Entertainment 2009

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Lo

Summary: "The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing viewers in its characters' customs and beliefs, the film chronicles with unblinking realism, a disappearing tradition and a disappearing people."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN IXC

Summary: "[H]andsome young Tariq is about to marry Bilquis, eldest daughter of a prominent and powerful judge. But as he wanders the ancient city of Sana'a late one night, he spots a beautiful young woman dancing in the street and falls madly in love with her. Before long, the young groom must choose between following his heart and protecting his family's honor."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF NEW

Summary: After her sister dies in childbirth, a young orthodox Jewish woman's family pressures her to marry her brother-in-law rather than entering into an arranged marriage with a man closer to her age.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN FIL

Summary: Rahul and Simran fall in love while travelling in Europe on an inter-rail holiday. Simran's father, settled in London for twenty-two years, is determined that his daughter should marry a family friend, back in their homeland of rural Punjab. All his plans undergo serious revision once the family travels to India and Rahul also shows up.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Yash Raj Films 2001

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DIL

Summary: The story of two Hasidic sisters living in the Mea Shearim area of Jerusalem. Rivka and her husband are deeply in love, but he obeys his rabbi father and divorces her after 10 childless years of marriage. Rivka's sister Malka loves a man who has left Hasidism after joining the army, but accepts the marriage her parents have arranged to the rabbi's assistant.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International Corp. 2000

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN KAD

Summary: "One of the ineffably lovely domestic sagas made by Yasujiro Ozu at the height of his mastery, The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice is a sublimely piercing portrait of a marriage coming quietly undone. Secrets and deceptions strain the already tenuous relationship of a childless, middle-aged couple, as the wife's city-bred sophistication bumps up against the husband's small-town simplicity, and a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY FOREIGN FLA

Summary: The extended families of Adita and Hemant are gathering in New Delhi for the couples arranged marriage ceremony. However, the realities of modern life make this traditional celebration as unpredictable as the monsoon season itself.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 2002

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MON

Summary: Amid the cultural upheaval of 1950s India, Lata is torn between romance and responsibility, while her wayward brother-in-law Maan has a perilous affair with a glamorous courtesan.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV SUI

Summary: Jay is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding, armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be. Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the border and through the railway stations, back alleys, and black markets of New Delhi, as all the while attractions...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE WED

Summary: It's the beginning of the summer. In a village in the north of Turkey, Lale and her four sisters come home from school, innocently playing with boys. The supposed debauchery of their games causes a scandal with unintended consequences. The family home slowly turns into a prison, classes on housework and cooking replace school, and marriages begin to be arranged.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MUS

Summary: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hallmark Hall of Fame 2005

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ma

Summary: Set in the 16th century, Marie de Mezieres is deeply in love with her dashing cousin Henri de Guise. However, due to her father's political ambitions, she is forced into a marriage with the well-connected Philippe de Montpensier, who she has never met. When Philippe is called away to fight, she is left in the care of Count Chabannes, an aging nobleman. It isn't long before she is exposed to the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Media Group 2011

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PRI

Summary: The story of the love affair between a beautiful retired courtesan Lea, and Chéri, the son of her old colleague and rival, Madame Peloux. After six years Madame Peloux has secretly arranged a marriage between Chéri and Edmee, the daughter of another rich courtesan. As the inevitable moment of parting approaches, Lea and Chéri begin to understand, too late, how much they mean to one another.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA CHE

Summary: In rural Gaotai County, two lonely, middle-aged outcasts are pushed into an arranged marriage by their families. Ma is a humble farmer with little to offer his timid and sickly wife, Cao, except for a small, abandoned house on a barren patch of land. From just a few seeds, their newly planted crops take root and flourish; similarly, an unexpected bond between them starts to blossom. As seasons...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD FOREIGN RET

Summary: Nazneem is a young Bangladeshi woman who arrives in London during the 1980s. She leaves behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. In a loveless marriage to the middle aged Chanu, she feels trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London. She begins to fear that her soul is quietly dying. Meanwhile, her sister Hasina, continues to live a carefree life...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BRI

Summary: Mona's wedding day is the saddest day of her life. Once she crosses the border between Israel and Syria to get married, she will never be allowed back to her family in the Golan Heights.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by KOCH Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN SYR

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