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Argos Films

Works: 272 works in 747 publications in 5 languages and 17,260 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Caricatures and cartoons  Interviews  Fiction  New wave films  Film and video adaptations  Documentary films  Ethnographic films 
Roles: Producer, 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 )
26 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,225 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 )
27 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in French and English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, this piece documents the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust and contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps' quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love. by Alain Resnais ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in French and English and held by 1,433 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 )
28 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,196 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 1,147 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 )
36 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in French and English and held by 989 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
Mouchette by Robert Bresson ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in French and English and held by 712 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 )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in French and English and held by 668 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
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 586 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 )
20 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in French and English and held by 524 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
Masculin féminin 15 faits précis by Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in French and held by 460 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 )
13 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in French and held by 338 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 )
3 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 313 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 308 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 295 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 )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 267 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
Paris in the 1960's, sexuality, and the go-go generation are explored as a young pseudo-revolutionary and a pretty pop singer have an affair
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Edv 1349
Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine)
Société Argos films
French (195)
English (54)
German (36)
Japanese (6)
Italian (1)