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Argos Films

Overview
Works: 267 works in 966 publications in 8 languages and 18,253 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
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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 2,190 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 )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in French and held by 1,364 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

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 )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in German and held by 1,290 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 1,268 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 843 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
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 616 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
L'Année dernière a Marienbad( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 605 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
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 585 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 551 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
Mouchette( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 535 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 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "cinéma vérité" exploration of daily life, happiness, work and alienation of Parisians in the city and on vacation at St. Tropez
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 394 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 362 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 341 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 )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in Swedish and held by 338 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
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 329 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
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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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