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Argos Films

Overview
Works: 239 works in 923 publications in 8 languages and 18,226 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Documentary films  Short films  Science fiction films  Romance films  Fantasy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Animated films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Argos Films
 
Most widely held works by Argos Films
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

58 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wings of Desire is one of cinema's loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts--fears, hopes, dreams--of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, he is willing to give up his immortality and come back to earth to be with her. Made not long before the fall of the Berlin wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in black and white and color by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry. And it forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

59 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, this piece documents the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust and contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps' quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love by Alain Resnais( Visual )

51 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A French actress (Emmanuele Riva) and a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering. ... Delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish, in this moody masterwork"--DVD sleeve
Die Blechtrommel = The tin drum by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

36 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in German and French and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Danzig, 1924. Oskar Matzerath is born with an intellect beyond his infancy. As he witnesses the hypocrisy of adulthood and the irresponsibility of society, Oskar rejects both, and, on his third birthday, refuses to grow. Caught in a baffling state of perpetual childhood, Oskar lashes out at all he surveys with piercing screams and frantic poundings on his tin drum, while the unheeding, chaotic world marches onward to the madness and folly of World War II."--Container
Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders( Visual )

39 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having been missing for four years and presumed dead, Travis emerges from the desert near the Texas-Mexico border and collapses at a gas station. His younger brother, Walt, a billboard artist, takes him to Walt's Los Angeles home where Travis' son, Hunter, has lived with Walt and Walt's wife, Anne, since Travis and his wife, Jane, disappeared. Travis reestablishes a relationship with Hunter, finds Jane and brings about a reunion between Jane and Hunter before leaving again
La jetée by Chris Marker( Visual )

19 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in French and English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jetée, a montage of still photographs, tells the story of a man who has survived the nuclear destruction of World War III. Sans soleil presents a collage of filmed images from around the world, including Japan, Iceland, Africa, and France. Sans soleil (100 min.) : A juxtaposition of philosophical narration and visual montage, presented in the form of a woman's voice, reading and commenting upon the letters she receives from "Sandor Krasna," a freelance cameraman who travels the world, particularly focussing on those "two extreme poles of survival," Western Africa and Japan. His reflections concern filming, time, memory, history, ritual, and civilization
Au hasard Balthazar = Balthazar by Robert Bresson( Visual )

33 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in French and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema, director Robert Bresson's Au hasard Balthazar follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of man. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly. Through Bresson's unconventional approach to composition, sound, and narrative, this seemingly simple story becomes a moving parable of purity and transcendence
Mouchette by Robert Bresson( Visual )

26 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in French and English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Faced with a dying mother, an absent, alcoholic father, and a baby brother in need of care, the teenage Mouchette seeks solace in nature and daily routine, a respite from her economic and prepubescent turmoil"--Container
La planète sauvage = Fantastic Planet by René Laloux( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in French and English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a far distant world human beings or "Oms" have been domesticated by the gigantic Draags. Wild Oms however are a problem and are exterminated by the dozen. One domesticated om Terr is able to escape his masters with a headset that puts information directly into the brain. Armed now with the Draags technology he leads the Oms in an attempt to make life better for them... But will the deomizing destroy them?
L'Année dernière a Marienbad by Alain Resnais( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toute la mémoire du monde: "A poetic piece about the French national library in Paris and the archiving of memory that looks forward to his later films."--Disc menu
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle = 2 or 3 things I know about her by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

19 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in French and English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juliette, a bourgeois housewife, is a loving wife and mother whose domestic moments alternate with her days and nights as a call girl
Dans l'empire des sens = In the realm of the senses by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

44 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in 1936, Oshima's erotic masterpiece tells the story of Sada, a beautiful young geisha who draws the attention of the handsom Kichizo, a brothel owner's arrogant, sexually prodigious husband. Oblivious to a brutal war unfolding around them, the couple's initial flirtation seen turns to an all-consuming passion, a frenzied and fatal love-making rite"--Container
Muriel, ou, Le temps d'un retour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

21 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in French and English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characters from several generations struggle to come to terms with their past in contemporary Boulogne. In French, with English subtitles
Masculin féminin : 15 faits précis by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in French and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul, a young idealistic would-be intellectual, struggles to forge a relationship with incipient pop star Madeleine in 1960s Paris
Der Fangschuss = Coup de grace by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in German and French and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Latvia in 1919 at the end of the Russian civil war, a Prussian soldier rejects the advances of an aristocratic woman. She retaliates by joining the Bolsheviks
L'empire de la passion = Empire of passion by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in Japanese and French and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1895, a small Japanese village. Part-time barmaid Seki is married to Gisaburo, a hardworking rickshaw man. Toyoji is a younger man at loose ends since leaving the army. Toyoji seduces Seki, and they embark on a desultory affair. Later, an impetuous action of Toyoji's prompts the lovers to murder Gisaburo. Three years later, Gisaburo's ghost appears, a sad and confused lost soul whose vague desperation drives his murderers to anguished guilt. This film was director Oshima's venture into the kaidan (Japanese ghost story), and was highly acclaimed on its release in 1978
Offret = Sacrifice by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in Swedish and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offret: Alexander's birthday party is interrupted by news that World War III has begun and mankind is hours away from annihilation. To avoid war, Alexander promises to God that he'll sacrifice all he has, even his son
Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) = Chronicle of a Summer (Paris 1960)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By interviewing a group of Paris residents in the summer of 1960, Rouch and Morin reveal the hopes and dreams of a wide array of people and give us a document of a time and place with extraordinary depth
Masculin féminin by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in French and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the ferment of the 1960's, exploring the reactions of youth to violence, political protest, suicide, birth control and other issues prevalent during the Vietnam era
Die Faelschung by Dennis Waterman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grateful for a respite from his imploding marriage, Hamburg newspaperman Georg arrives in civil war torn Beirut to chronicle the bloody Lebanese war. Inside a shell-pitted hotel, Georg and colleague Hoffman, join a cynical international coterie of competitive fellow journalists. Outside, they take their lives in their own hands, dodging bullets and conducting interviews that are always just a trigger pull away from becoming executions
 
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Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love
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Argos Films french film production company

Edv 1349

Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine)

Société Argos films

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Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my loveDie Blechtrommel = The tin drumAu hasard Balthazar = BalthazarLa planète sauvage = Fantastic Planet2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle = 2 or 3 things I know about herDans l'empire des sens = In the realm of the sensesMasculin féminin : 15 faits précisDer Fangschuss = Coup de grace