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Argos Films

Works: 208 works in 842 publications in 8 languages and 17,699 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Documentary films  Short films  Angel films  Romance films  Fantasy films  Science fiction films  New wave films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Argos Films
Most widely held works by Argos Films
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

52 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,276 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 )

53 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short documentary depicting four Nazi concentration camps by contrasting black and white films and images shot in the camps with contemporary color scenes of the same places, linked by commentary suggesting that it could happen again
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love. by Alain Resnais( Visual )

48 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in French and English and held by 1,572 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
Die Blechtrommel The tin drum by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

32 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in German and French and held by 1,432 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 )

37 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,278 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 )

21 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in French and English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jetée (1962, n&b, 29 min): Après la troisième guerre mondiale, un prisonnier est soumis à des expériences qui le font voyager dans le temps et dans l'espace
L'empire de la passion Empire of passion by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

60 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 922 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
Au hasard Balthazar = Balthazar by Robert Bresson( Visual )

31 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in French and held by 819 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 )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul, a young idealistic would-be intellectual, struggles to forge a relationship with incipient pop star Madeleine in 1960s Paris
Mouchette by Robert Bresson( Visual )

26 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in French and English and held by 705 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 )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in French and English and held by 689 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 by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

19 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in French and English and held by 604 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
Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) = Chronicle of a Summer (Paris 1960) by Jean Rouch( Visual )

31 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in French and English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the then newly available lightweight 16 mm. cameras and synchronous sound equipment, anthropologist Rouch and sociologist Morin set out to explore on film the state of mind of people in Paris in a summer when the Algerian War dominated French life. Instead of following the convention of the omniscient filmmaker with invisible camera, the filmmakers often intervened on screen asking questions and participating in discussions. The reactions of the participants to the edited film were sought. The filmmakers evaluated the film on camera
Der Fangschuss Coup de grace by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in German and French and held by 395 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 = Fantastic Planet by René Laloux( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and French and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oms live on the far away planet of Ygam, ruled by a society of blue-skinned giants called Traags, who keep the Oms as domesticated pets for their children. But when one orphaned Om manages to escape with a Traag knowledge device, he unites a society of wild Oms to use the knowledge in a revolt against their exploitive treatment. The wild Oms attack the Traags in their most vulnerable spot by a traveling to a strange planet, a mystical moon around their home world, which holds the secret to the Traag's existence
Muriel, ou, Le temps d'un retour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

13 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in French and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely woman is trying to sort her memories and present desires for the resumption of a long past love
Offret Sacrifice by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in Swedish and held by 329 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
Die Faelschung( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in German and English and held by 254 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
La jetée by Chris Marker( Visual )

38 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in French and English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told almost entirely in stills and set in Paris after the Third World War. An imprisoned man is being used by scientists to investigate time travel. He returns to a fateful rendezvous on the pier at Orly airport
Sans soleil Sunless by Chris Marker( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and French and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinctions between fiction and non-fiction film dissolve in this personal journey through the fabric of Tokyo life, and other points around the world
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love.
Alternative Names
Edv 1349

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

Société Argos films

Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love.Die Blechtrommel The tin drumL'empire de la passion Empire of passionAu hasard Balthazar = BalthazarMasculin féminin 15 faits précis2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elleDer Fangschuss Coup de graceLa planète sauvage = Fantastic PlanetSans soleil Sunless