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Argos Films

Overview
Works: 262 works in 861 publications in 8 languages and 18,114 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Documentary films  Short films  Angel films  Romance films  Fantasy films  Science fiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
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 )

54 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,272 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 post-war 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 )

49 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black and white archival footage of German concentration camps in World War II is intercut with colour shots of the camps as they were in 1956 to create a moving counterpoint of present and past which poses the question - 'Who is responsible?'
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love by Alain Resnais( Visual )

44 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in French and English and held by 1,562 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 )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in German and French and held by 1,428 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 )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,285 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 )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in French and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jetée: 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 )

30 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in French and held by 833 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
Masculin féminin : 15 faits précis by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

23 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in French and held by 708 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 3 languages and held by 691 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
L'Année dernière a Marienbad by Alain Resnais( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in French and English and held by 680 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 )

18 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in French and English and held by 597 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 )

40 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 574 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
La planète sauvage = Fantastic Planet by René Laloux( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in French and English and held by 568 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 )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in French and held by 359 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 by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in German and French and held by 350 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 )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in Japanese and French and held by 343 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 )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in Swedish and held by 332 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 274 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 Bruno Ganz( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 249 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 his photographer colleague Hoffman join a cynical international coterie of competitive fellow journalists. Oustide, they take their lives in their own hands, dodging both Christian and Palestinian bullets and conducting interviews that are always just a trigger pull away from becoming executions. When Georg's affair with a beautiful German ex-pat widow evolves into something more than just an indulgence, Beirut's bloody whirlpool of brutality threatens to claim Georg's neutrality and his civilized self-control
Chronique d'un été : (Paris 1960) = Chronicle of a summer by Jean Rouch( Visual )

35 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in French and English and held by 247 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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Edv 1349

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 précis2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elleDans l'empire des sens = In the realm of the sensesLa planète sauvage = Fantastic PlanetDer Fangschuss = Coup de graceL'empire de la passion = Empire of passion