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Argos Films

Overview
Works: 270 works in 964 publications in 8 languages and 18,242 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  History  Short films  Fantasy films  Angel films  Romance films  Science fiction films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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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 )

56 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,189 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 )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in French and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ce film, réalisé à l'aide de documentation photographique, évoque l'horreur des camps de concentration nazis pendant la dernière guerre mondiale."
Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders( Visual )

42 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travis, presumed dead, reappears on the Mexican border, world-weary and an amnesiac. He traces his brother Walt who is bringing up Hunter, Travis' seven-year-old son, his ex-wife Jane having abandoned him at Walt's door. Hunter and Travis begin to build a friendship and conspire to find Jane
Die Blechtrommel = The tin drum( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in German and held by 1,288 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
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love by Alain Resnais( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in French and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Japanese architect and a French actress engage in a brief intense affair in Hiroshima in 1959. Both deal with their personal memories of World War II--he by articulating his firsthand experience with nuclear disaster, she by remembering her traumatic affair with a German soldier
La jetée( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in French and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sans soleil: This film addresses the themes of time, space, and geography. An unknown woman reads letters she has received from Sandor Krasna, a world-traveling freelance cameraman. The epigraphs Marker has chosen illuminate his purpose. The French version is by Racine "L'éloignement de pays répare en quelque sorte la trop grand proximité des temps." This is balanced by this quotation from Eliot in the English version, "Because I know that time is always time / And place is always and only place / And what is actual is actual only for one time / And only for one place."
Au hasard Balthazar = Balthazar by Robert Bresson( Visual )

34 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in French and held by 841 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 = 2 or 3 things I know about her by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in French and English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "her" in the film refers to Paris. Inspired by a real article on housewife prostitution, the film examines Godard's theory that if you lived in Paris (at the time) one had to prostitute oneself to survive. This "sociological fable" is shot through the eyes of Juliette (Vlady), a housewife who spends one day a week in central Paris selling her body on the street in the hope that she will be able to escape the high rise suburban drudgery, in which she lives with her family, and find happiness
L'Année dernière a Marienbad( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature : "[T]his surreal fever dream, or nightmare, gorgeously fuses the past with the present in telling its ambiguous tale of a man and a woman who may or may not have met a year ago, perhaps at the very same cathedral-like, mirror-filled château they now find themselves wandering. Unforgettable in both its confounding details (gilded ceilings, diabolical parlor games, a loaded gun) and haunting scope, Resnais' investigation into the nature of memory is disturbing, romantic, and maybe even a ghost story."--Container
Dans l'empire des sens = In the realm of the senses by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

45 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 583 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
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

50 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film which counterpoints words and music, still and motion pictures, past and present, and living and dead to depict the world of the German concentration camp
Mouchette( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 533 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 pubescent turmoil"--Container
Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) = Chronicle of a Summer (Paris 1960) by Jean Rouch( Visual )

29 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in French and English and held by 475 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."
Masculin féminin : 15 faits précis( Visual )

10 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 453 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 )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in German and held by 391 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 363 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
La planète sauvage = Fantastic Planet by René Laloux( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and French and held by 342 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
Offret = Sacrifice by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in Swedish and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a wealthy Swedish family celebrates the birthday of their patriarch Alexander, news of the outbreak of World War III reaches their remote Baltic island and the happy mood turns to horror. The family descends into a state of psychological devastation, brilliantly evoked by director Tarkovsky's arresting palette of luminous grays washing over the bleak landscape around their home
Muriel, ou, Le temps d'un retour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in French and English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characters from several generations struggle to come to terms with their past in contemporary Boulogne. In French, with English subtitles
Fantastic planet = La planète sauvage( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This futuristic story takes place on Ygam, a faraway planet where blue giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against their oppressors
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love
Covers
Die Blechtrommel = The tin drumHiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my loveAu hasard Balthazar = Balthazar2 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 graceL'empire de la passion = Empire of passionLa planète sauvage = Fantastic Planet
Alternative Names
Argos Films francia filmgyártó vállalat

Argos Films french film production company

Edv 1349

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

Société Argos films

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