HeyUGuys brings you the latest in World Cinema film trailers in association with Film Dates UK.

We’ll be showcasing some of most anticipated foreign releases as well as highlighting a few hidden gems which may have fallen off your radar. It’s no surprise that Hollywood has turned to World Cinema for inspiration in recent years with the number of remakes getting more and more popular.

Whilst it remains to be seen how many of these remakes go on to succeed or stay true to their original story counterparts, we decided it was high-time we turned the spotlight onto the next wave of foreign films to grace our screens.

For those who’ve yet to embark on their journey into the foreign movie world, here’s a beautiful and carefully crafted video tribute to the vibrant world of foreign cinema.

Manmadhan Ambu

UK Cinema Release Date: Thursday 16th December 2010

Synopsis: Madhan is deeply in love with the actress Ambujam. Madhan wants to confirm whether Ambujam is also madly in love with him. So he appoints a private detective.

Animals United (Die Konferenz der Tiere)

UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 17th December 2010

Synopsis: The animals in the African savannah are confused: where has all the water gone? It should have come gushing in from a mountain canyon a long time ago. Their thirst and worries continue to grow, especially since the only little water hole is being closely guarded by ferocious buffaloes and rhinos. The brave little meerkat Billy and the peace-loving lion Socrates take off in search of water. They encounter the Gallic rooster Charles, who single-handedly led a polar bear, a kangaroo, a Tasmanian devil, and two Galapagos turtles to Africa, where they are now hoping for a better life in the Okavango Delta. But even this last reserve has been taken over by humans. The hotel owner Smith had a huge dam built and is wasting all the water for a luxury hotel. And of all places, it is here that politicians are holding a conference about the protection of the environment. So, the animals answer to this with their own conference: elephant Angie calls on everything that can run, fly, trample or crawl to defend themselves, in what becomes the kick-off to a turbulent offensive full of beastly tricks.

Boudu Saved from Drowning (Boudu Sauvé Des Eaux)

UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 17th December 2010

Synopsis: Boudu, a tramp, jumps into the Seine. He is rescued by Mr Lestingois, a gentle and good bookseller, who gives shelter to him. Mrs Lestingois and the maid Anne-Marie (Mr Lestingois’ mistress) are far from delighted, for Boudu is lazy, dirty and salacious.

Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti)

UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 17th December 2010

Synopsis: Tommaso has a comfortable life in Rome as an aspiring writer and a steady relationship with his boyfriend Marco – a life he has kept secret from his family. So when he’s called back to his hometown of Lecce in Italy’s deep south to help run the family pasta business, he decides to finally reveal his homosexuality to his conservative family and hopefully get out of his business obligations in the process. But when his plans are thwarted by his brother, Tommaso gets stuck on the path that he was desperately trying to avoid.


UK Cinema Release Date: Saturday 18th December 2010

Synopsis: The film tells the story of a real person, who lived in Bahia, a Brazilian state. The facts that the film shows happened in 1924. Manoel Henrique Pereira was born in 1895. Capoeira fighters change their names upon graduation; the ceremony is called christening. Therefore, Manoel became Besouro de Mangangá, which means Mangangá Beetle. The film starts with the murder of Master Alípio, Besouro’s coach. Master Alípio was killed by bodyguards of Colonel Venâncio, an officer of the extinct Brazilian National Guard. Since Besouro was in charge of protecting Master Alípio, capoeira fighters and other members of the black community deemed him responsible for the death of the old coach.

Check back next week for more trailers!