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Argos Films

Overview
Works: 332 works in 1,033 publications in 8 languages and 19,003 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Documentary films  Fantasy films  Short films  Angel films  Romance films  Science fiction films  Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures) 
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 )

64 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,185 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 )

32 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in French and English and held by 1,862 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 )

42 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,306 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 )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in German and held by 1,061 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( Visual )

9 editions published in 2003 in French and English and held by 1,056 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 )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in French and English and held by 892 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
Au hasard Balthazar = Balthazar by Robert Bresson( Visual )

29 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in French and held by 808 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 )

41 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 704 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
Mouchette by Robert Bresson( Visual )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in French and English and held by 649 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( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature : "[T]his surreal fever dream, or nightmare, gorgeously fuses the past with the present in telling its ambiguous tale of a man and a woman who may or may not have met a year ago, perhaps at the very same cathedral-like, mirror-filled château they now find themselves wandering. Unforgettable in both its confounding details (gilded ceilings, diabolical parlor games, a loaded gun) and haunting scope, Resnais' investigation into the nature of memory is disturbing, romantic, and maybe even a ghost story."--Container
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle = 2 or 3 things I know about her by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

23 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in French and English and held by 618 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, 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. Disc set includes book (50 p.) on making of the film
Masculin féminin : 15 faits précis( Visual )

8 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 441 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 )

11 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in German and held by 389 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
Offret = Sacrifice by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in Swedish and held by 340 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
La planète sauvage = Fantastic Planet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in French and English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a far distant world human beings or "Oms" have been domesticated by the gigantic Draags. Wild Oms however are a problem and are exterminated by the dozen. One domesticated om Terr is able to escape his masters with a headset that puts information directly into the brain. Armed now with the Draags technology he leads the Oms in an attempt to make life better for them ... But will the deomizing destroy them?
Fantastic planet = La planète sauvage( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 321 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
Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) = Chronicle of a Summer (Paris 1960)( Visual )

5 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in French and held by 293 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
Muriel, ou, Le temps d'un retour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

12 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in French and English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characters from several generations struggle to come to terms with their past in contemporary Boulogne. In French, with English subtitles
L'empire de la passion = Empire of passion( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 265 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
Hiroshima, mon amour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

41 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in French and English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a love affair between a French actress and a Japanese architect, the actress recalls a dramatic love affair she had with a German soldier during World War II
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love
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Die Blechtrommel = The tin drumHiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my loveAu 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 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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