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Argos Films

Overview
Works: 224 works in 901 publications in 8 languages and 18,267 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Documentary films  Short films  Science fiction films  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Fantasy 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 )

53 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy about an angel who wanders through the streets of West Berlin and wishes he were mortal so that he could fall in love
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

56 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Called the greatest film of all time by director Francois Truffaut, this legendary documentary from 1955, was directed by Alain Resnais, one of the pivotal figures in the 'New Wave' that revolutionised French cinema in the 1950s. Though only thirty minutes in length, the film is devastating in its impact. Night and Fog refers to the arrival of prisoners in Auschwitz under the cover of darkness and also the ultimate failure of the Nazis at Nuremberg to take responsibility for it. Written by Jean Cayrol, a holocaust survivor, and poetically narrated by Michel Bouquet, its gruesome images seem like a surreal nightmare."--Kanopy
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love by Alain Resnais( Visual )

49 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,586 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 )

35 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in German and French and held by 1,437 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 1,289 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 )

66 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in French and English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While at the Orly Airport observation deck, a boy sees a man shot. Shortly afterwards World War III breaks out and Paris is destroyed by nuclear weapons. As one of the survivors, the now grown man is chosen as part of an experiment in time travel because he has a strong grasp on a moment in the past--the image of the man being shot at the airport. He is successfully sent back in time. But once in the past, he falls in love with a girl, and defies orders to return and be with her
Au hasard Balthazar = Balthazar by Robert Bresson( Visual )

32 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in French and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Container
Masculin féminin : 15 faits précis by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

26 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in French and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul, a young idealistic would-be intellectual, struggles to forge a relationship with incipient pop star Madeleine in 1960s Paris
L'Année dernière a Marienbad by Alain Resnais( Visual )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in French and English and held by 691 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
Mouchette by Robert Bresson( Visual )

28 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unloved 14-year-old girl schoolgirl contemplates her unhappy life with her alcoholic father and dying mother [Halliwell's]
La planète sauvage = Fantastic Planet by René Laloux( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in French and English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a future world, the Oms are dominated by the Traags, a super mechanized race. Then, one of the Oms manages to escape with a Traag knowledge device
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle = 2 or 3 things I know about her by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

18 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in French and English and held by 598 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. DVD
Dans l'empire des sens = In the realm of the senses by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

43 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 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characters from several generations struggle to come to terms with their past in contemporary Boulogne. In French, with English subtitles
Der Fangschuss = Coup de grace by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in German and French and held by 400 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 )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in Japanese and French and held by 354 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 336 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 283 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
Die Faelschung by Dennis Waterman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 246 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
Chronicle of a summer by Jean Rouch( Visual )

32 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in French and English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at several citizens's of Paris in the year 1960. Using new lightweight camera equipment the filmmaker's Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin asked passersby on the streets of Paris whether or not they were happy. The answers vary as much as the individuals interviewed. Mary Lou describes her experience as an immigrant and a single woman living in Paris. Marcelline describes the difficulty of adapting to life in Paris after having been deported to a German work camp by the Vichy police. The filmmakers interview recently arrived African and European immigrants as well as longtime Parisians to create a picture of Paris in the aftermath of World War II. The film was made in the summer of 1960 by the sociologist Edgar Morin and the ethnographer Jean Rouch, and was promoted as an example of the new film movement dubbed "cinema verite."
 
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Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love
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Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine)

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Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my loveDie Blechtrommel = The tin drumAu hasard Balthazar = BalthazarMasculin féminin : 15 faits précisLa 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 sensesDer Fangschuss = Coup de graceL'empire de la passion = Empire of passion