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Argos Films

Works: 189 works in 853 publications in 9 languages and 17,684 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Documentary films  Short films  Romance films  Angel 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 )

55 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy about an angel who wanders through the streets of West Berlin and wishes he were mortal so that he could fall in love
Nuit et brouillard Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

54 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,939 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 )

48 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in French and English and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the filming of an anti-war film in Japan, a French actress has a brief, intense affair with a Japanese architect. While sharing an intimate relationship, they also begin sharing the memories of a war experienced at opposite sides of the world
Die Blechtrommel The tin drum by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

32 editions published between 1979 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 )

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 )

64 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in French and English and held by 1,239 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
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 917 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 )

32 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in French and held by 824 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 )

25 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 )

27 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 704 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 686 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 )

20 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 604 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
Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) = Chronicle of a Summer (Paris 1960) by Jean Rouch( Visual )

37 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in French and English and held by 513 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."
Der Fangschuss Coup de grace by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in German and French and held by 396 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
Muriel's wedding by Alain Resnais( Visual )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in French and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely woman is trying to sort out her memories and present desires for the resumption of a long past love
La planète sauvage = Fantastic Planet by René Laloux( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and French and held by 353 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
Offret Sacrifice by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in Swedish and held by 331 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 by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 257 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
Until the end of the world by Richard Shrake( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this futuristic 21st century adventure, an uneasy traveller is pursued by a killer, and a government that would do anything to acquire his invention. He and the woman who will do anything for his love, share an adventure that takes them around the world
Sans soleil Sunless by Chris Marker( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and French and held by 174 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. The images that Marker captures are discussed by an imaginary cameraman via letters to an equally imaginary woman
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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