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Argos Films

Overview
Works: 278 works in 1,008 publications in 8 languages and 18,993 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  History  Short films  Fantasy films  Angel films  Science fiction films  Romance 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 )

59 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,182 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 )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in French and held by 1,351 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
Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders( Visual )

42 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,314 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 )

66 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in French and English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love by Alain Resnais( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in French and held by 1,279 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
Die Blechtrommel = The tin drum( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in German and held by 1,184 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
Au hasard Balthazar = Balthazar by Robert Bresson( Visual )

36 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in French and held by 853 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
Dans l'empire des sens = In the realm of the senses by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

49 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 736 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 )

51 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 676 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
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle = 2 or 3 things I know about her by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in French and English and held by 622 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 608 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
Mouchette( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 536 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 )

30 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in French and English and held by 481 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 457 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 393 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 )

17 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 343 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 )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in Swedish and held by 341 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 )

17 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 319 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
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Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my loveDie Blechtrommel = The tin drumAu hasard Balthazar = BalthazarDans l'empire des sens = In the realm of the senses2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle = 2 or 3 things I know about herMasculin 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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