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Argos Films

Overview
Works: 278 works in 780 publications in 5 languages and 17,402 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Caricatures and cartoons  Fiction  Interviews  New wave films  Film and video adaptations  Documentary films  Ethnographic 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 )
27 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love. Set in modern day Berlin, the film follows angel Damiel's path from heavenly flight to earthly delight in a manner that's comical, touching and entertaining
Nuit et brouillard Night and fog by Alain Resnais ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in French and English and held by 1,460 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. The film only lasts a short time, but the images remain indelible. Unwillingness to acknowledge responsibility is depicted in brief scenes of the Nuremberg Trials. As we witness the conscious distortion of the past still going on today, we are left numb
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love. by Alain Resnais ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in French and English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most influential films of all time, Alain Resnais' first feature sees a French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming fascination impelling them to exercise their own scarred memories of love and suffering. Utilizing an innovative flashback structure and an Academy Award-nominated screenplay by novelist Marguerite Duras, Resnais delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish, in this moody masterwork
Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,238 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
Die Blechtrommel The tin drum ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in German and held by 1,140 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
La jetée by Chris Marker ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in French and English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A science fiction love story that occurs after World War III
Mouchette by Robert Bresson ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in French and English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unloved 14-year-old girl schoolgirl contemplates her unhappy life with her alcoholic father and dying mother [Halliwell's]
L'Année dernière a Marienbad by Alain Resnais ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in French and English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surrounded by guests in an old mansion, the narrator tries to persuade a woman that they have met before, and that she has agreed to leave her husband and go away with him
Au hasard Balthazar Balthazar ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 647 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
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle by Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in French and English and held by 587 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
Nuit et brouillard Night and fog by Alain Resnais ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in French and English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combines film footage and photos shot inside Nazi concentration camps and scenes of the death camps taken 10 years after the war, with narration describing the horrors that took place there
Masculin féminin 15 faits précis by Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in French and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul, a young idealistic would-be intellectual, struggles to forge a relationship with incipient pop star Madeleine in 1960s Paris
Muriel, ou, Le temps d'un retour by Alain Resnais ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in French and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lonely woman is trying to sort her memories and present desires for the resumption of a long past love
Der Fangschuss Coup de grace ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in German and held by 319 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
La planète sauvage by René Laloux ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a distant planet, tiny humanoid creatures called Oms live in fear of the Draags. Draags are blue-skinned, red-eyed creatures standing over 40 feet tall. When a Draag child casually kills a human mother with a flick of her finger, she makes amends by adopting the dead woman's child as a pet. However, the new pet quickly figures out the secret of Draag brainpower and escapes to share his knowledge with a band of humans. Together, the humans make plans to bring down the reign of the Draags
Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) = Chronicle of a Summer (Paris 1960) by Jean Rouch ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in French and held by 311 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
Dans l'empire des sens In the realm of the senses ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story is based on the tabloid sensation of 1936, the fatal love affair of Sada Abe, a former geisha turned maid, and Kichizo Yoshida, the owner of the Tokyo ryotei (Japanese-style restaurant) at which she worked. Abandoning his wife and his business, Kichizo gives himself up to two weeks of dissipation with Sada at a nearby inn, which climaxes in sadomasochistic love games--and his strangulation and mutilation. Kichizo is tired of life, of the militarism that has everywhere suppressed Eros in favor of Thanatos, and he and Sada are escaping, protesting, testing physical and psychological limits, while resisting a social order that condemns their actions and their very being
Die Faelschung ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in German and English 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
L'empire de la passion Empire of passion ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 237 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
Masculin féminin by Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in French and held by 236 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
 
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Alternative Names
Edv 1349
Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine)
Société Argos films
Languages
French (200)
English (60)
German (38)
Japanese (7)
Italian (1)
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