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

Each week 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.

This week we have a whopping 14 new trailers for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Tehroun Téhéran

UK Cinema Release Date: Thursday 17th February 2011

Synopsis: Ibrahim left his family to try his luck in Tehran. But in this asphalt jungle where everything can be bought and sold a dream can easily become a nightmare. Involved into the traffic of new-born children, Ibrahim plunges into the city seedy areas, in Tehroun. This film noir gives a caustic portrait of modern Iran. (Persian)

Apnea (Apnoia)

UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 18th February 2011

Synopsis: Dimitri, a 23 year-old swimmer, dives into the water of a dark pool after achieving success in the European Championships. As his body floats in the water, memories from the past come flooding into his mind, reminding him about his relationship with Elsa, an environmental activist who has mysteriously disappeared. (Greek)

Cold Fish (Tsumetai nettaigyo)

UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 18th February 2011

Synopsis: Inspired by true events, it transforms a goredrenched serial killer saga into an unflinching exploration of morality and masculinity in modern Japan. Shamoto owns a modest business that sells tropical fish. His life is mundane with any problems arising from the resentment daughter Mitsuko feels for his second wife. When Mitsuko is caught shoplifting, businessman Mr Muratu comes to the rescue and quickly befriends the family. Muratu is confident, charismatic and also a relentless cold-hearted killer who soon forces the mild-mannered Shamoto into the role of reluctant accomplice. (Japanese)

Confessions (Kokuhaku)

UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 18th February 2011

Synopsis: A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter’s death. (Japanese)

Day for Night (La nuit américaine)

UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 18th February 2011

Synopsis: The shooting of “Je vous presente Pamela” (may I introduce Pamela) begins. This is the story of an English married wife falling in love and running away with the father of her French husband.  (French)

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UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 18th February 2011

Synopsis: A mother’s last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad’s acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults’ voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love. (French)

Our Life (La nostra vita)

UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 18th February 2011

Synopsis: Cocky building site foreman Claudio is devoted to his wife Elena and their two young sons. When she dies in childbirth, the world comes crashing down around him. Determined to provide for his boys, he embarks on a career as a building contractor where the best of intentions soon lead to impossible dilemmas. An emotional tale worthy of comparison with the films of Ken Loach. (Italian)

Point Blank (À bout portant)

UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 18th February 2011

Synopsis: Gilles Lellouche is Samuel, an auxiliary nurse devoted to his wife Nadia (Elena Anaya) who is expecting their first child. When Nadia is kidnapped the only chance of seeing her alive again is to help injured gangster Hugo Sartet (Roschdy Zem) to escape from the hospital where Samuel works. An ordinary man is forced to discover extraordinary reserves of cunning and courage when he is given just three hours to save the woman he loves. An edgy, action-packed tale from a new master of suspense. (French)

When We Leave (Die Fremde)

UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 18th February 2011

Synopsis: German-born Umay flees her oppressive marriage in Istanbul, taking her young son Cem with her. She hopes to find a better life with her family in Berlin, but her unexpected arrival creates intense conflict. Her family is trapped in their conventions, torn between their love for her and the traditional values of their community. Ultimately they decide to return Cem to his father in Turkey. To keep her son, Umay is forced to move again. She finds the inner strength to build a new life for herself and Cem, but her need for her family’s love drives her to a series of ill-fated attempts at reconciliation. What Umay doesn’t realize is just how deep the wounds have gone and how dangerous her struggle for self-determination has become. (German)


UK Cinema Release Date: Saturday 19th February 2011

Synopsis: Attenberg is about Marina, a young woman living in a small coastal town who is infatuated with synth-pop band Suicide and the documentaries of Richard Attenborough. Despite help from her father and close friend Bella she struggles to understand the rituals of human interactions, attempting to make sense of her relationships with the same detached manner demonstrated by her favourite naturalist. Filled with playful set pieces, deadpan humour and unexpected poignancy Attenberg frequently defies categorisation making it a standout film and a likely future cult classic. (Greek)

Ces amours-là

UK Cinema Release Date: Sunday 20th February 2011

Synopsis: Ilva is a woman who loves with all her heart but with scant regard for the consequences. During the German occupation of Paris, she falls for a charismatic Nazi officer. In the dying days of the war she is torn between two American G.I.s – one white, one black. Her inability to decide between them leads to heartbreak, murder, courtroom drama and a flurry of flashbacks. A film that seems to encompass a fair chunk of 20th century history in the life of one woman, Ces amours-là is told with a typical Lelouch passion for love stories and sentimental songs. (French)

Of Love And Other Demons (Del amor y otros demonios)

UK Cinema Release Date: Sunday 20th February 2011

Synopsis: Based on Gabriel García Márquez’s novel, this is the unsettling story of 13-year-old noble Sierva and the dog bite that changes her life forever. Abandoned, displaced, in the midst of a sexual awakening and finally exorcised, Sierva finds an unlikely ally in a young priest and together they discover passion. (Spanish)


UK Cinema Release Date: Sunday 20th February 2011

Synopsis: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted traditions. (German)

Sound of Noise

UK Cinema Release Date: Sunday 20th February 2011

Synopsis: The narrative revolves around police officer Amadeus Warnebring, tone-deaf scion of a distinguished musical family, and his attempts to track down a group of six guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city. The drumming set pieces correspond to an avant-garde score with four hilariously titled movements. Where the short involved the six drummers imaginatively using standard apartment furnishings as their instruments, the feature unleashes them on an unspecified city’s civic and cultural institutions. Including an amusing back-story for each of the soberly dressed drummers as well as their nemesis, music-hating investigator Warnebring, the film creates a treat for the eyes and ears from the dull, repetitive sounds of everyday life. (Swedish)

Check back next week for more trailers!