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Argos Films

Overview
Works: 341 works in 1,092 publications in 7 languages and 18,996 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Romance films  Documentary films  Angel films  Short films  Fantasy films  Road films  War 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 )

70 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,165 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 )

35 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in French and English and held by 1,849 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."--Kanopy
Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders( Visual )

47 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,301 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
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love( Visual )

10 editions published in 2003 in French and English and held by 1,057 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
La jetée by Chris Marker( Visual )

48 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in French and English and held by 1,052 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."
Die Blechtrommel = The tin drum by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in German and held by 995 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 )

38 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in French and held by 907 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
L'Année dernière a Marienbad( Visual )

7 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 654 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 by Robert Bresson( Visual )

26 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in French and English and held by 646 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
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 614 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
Dans l'empire des sens = In the realm of the senses by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

33 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on one of Japan's most notorious scandals, this erotic masterpiece is the story of an ex-prostitute who becomes involved in an obsessive love affair with the master of the household where she is employed as a servant
Masculin féminin : 15 faits précis( Visual )

9 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 442 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 )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in German and French and held by 355 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
Fantastic planet = La planète sauvage( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where blue giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine like leaders
La planète sauvage = Fantastic Planet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in French and English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a future world, the Oms are dominated by the Traags, a super mechanized race. Then, one of the Oms manages to escape with a Traag knowledge device
Muriel, ou, Le temps d'un retour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

13 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in French and English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characters from several generations struggle to come to terms with their past in contemporary Boulogne. In French, with English subtitles
Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) = Chronicle of a Summer (Paris 1960) by Jean Rouch( Visual )

5 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in French and held by 299 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
Hiroshima mon amour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in French and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1959, a French actress and a Japanese architect engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming mutual fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering
L'empire de la passion = Empire of passion( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 263 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
Dans l'empire des sens = In the realm of the senses by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in Japanese and held by 262 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love Hiroshima mon amour
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Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my loveDie Blechtrommel = The tin drumAu 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 précisLa planète sauvage = Fantastic PlanetHiroshima mon amour
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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