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Gruault, Jean

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Most widely held works about Jean Gruault
Most widely held works by Jean Gruault
Jules et Jim = Jules and Jim by François Truffaut( Visual )

30 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in French and German and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends fall in love with the same woman, who has great difficulty choosing between them. Over the ensuing decades the three remain close friends, despite the sexual tension inherent in their situation
Jules et Jim = Jules and Jim( Visual )

14 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in French and English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of friendship between two artists and their love for the same woman
L'histoire d'Adèle H. = The story of Adele H. by François Truffaut( Visual )

49 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adele, daughter of French author and patriot Victor Hugo, is beautiful, composed and filled with the same brilliant writing talent as her famous father. However, Adele is driven not by literary aspirations but by love. Impelled by a need that will not be denied, she has run away from home to follow her handsome, womanizing lover across an ocean to wintry Halifax, Nova Scotia. Wild with desire, shell risk everything to renew their brief affair
L'enfant sauvage = Wild child by François Truffaut( Visual )

57 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un jeune garçon nu, farouche et ne sachant pas parler, est trouvé par des villageois dans la forêt. Il est recueilli par le Dr Itard (François Truffaut), qui se consacre entièrement à son éducation et le prénomme Victor. Civiliser le jeune garçon s'avère une mission ardue et délicate, faite de satisfaction et de frustration" (Source : Jaquette)
Mon oncle d'Amerique = My uncle from America by Alain Resnais( Visual )

55 editions published between 1980 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the narrative ovservations of real life human behavioural theorist Henry Laborit, My American uncle describes the complex motivations of a group of characters including René, a working class manager in a textile factory who is demoted and has to move away from his wife and young child, and Janine, an actress having an affair with a married writer and radio boss Jean
Deux Anglaises et le continent = Two English girls by Jean-Pierre Léaud( Visual )

52 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turn-of-the-century tale of two very different sisters in love with a handsome young Parisian and how all three cope--or fail to cope--with the circumstances of their separate lives and the effects of their intertwining relationships
La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV = The taking of power by Louis XIV( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cardinal Mazarin dies in 1661. The young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, who wants to be prime minister and is looting the treasury. Fouquet believes Louis will soon tire of exercising power and overplays his hand. Louis' mistress reports this to the king who arrests Fouquet. Louis and Colbert design a brilliant strategy to keep merchants making money, nobles in debt, the urban poor working and fed, and peasants untaxed. Years later, in a coda, Louis exercises the power of the sun
Paris nous appartient( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film follows a young literature student who befriends the members of a loose-knit group of twenty-somethings in Paris, united by the apparent suicide of an acquaintance. Suspicious of the death, she investigates to see if conspiracy was involved
Les soeurs Brontë = The Brontë sisters by André Téchiné( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote English village, three sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, live a simple life with their brother, Branwell, and their father, the pastor Patrick Bronte. Although compelled to take posts as governesses or private tutors, the four siblings nurture their artistic aspirations. Branwell's poems begin to interest other writers and each of the sisters publishes a successful novel. The family's good fortune, however, is short lived, and soon tragedy strikes
Les carabiniers by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

23 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men are conscripted to fight for the king. Film follows their experiences as soldiers and their subsequent return home. Upon their return they seek their promised booty, but we learn that the other side has won. Director Godard uses an experimental visual style and other techniques to distance the viewer from the story
Jules et Jim by François Truffaut( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in French and German and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'amour à mort = Love unto death by Alain Resnais( Visual )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in French and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elisabeth and Simon have been together as a couple for only a few months when Simon dies. To everyone's surprise he revives after a few minutes and appears to be quite healthy again. The couple's relationship appears to become more intense, but Simon is unable to come to terms with his near-death experience, feeling an irresistible desire to withdraw from life. Their friends Judith and Jérôme, a married couple of Protestant pastors, try to rationalise how Simon and Elisabeth must feel, offering guidance and consolation through theological and philosophical discussions, but the couple are beyond the reach of human understanding or explanation, and the pervasive and persuasive music of 'the other, ' of a love beyond death, exerts an irresistible attraction."
La Chambre verte = The green room by François Truffaut( Visual )

32 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a most personal and rigorous film, François Truffaut becomes Julien Davenne, a man who so loves the dead that he can no longer love the living. Davenne's obsession with the memory of the dead wife has spread to encompass all those he knew who are now gone, a process heightened by his guilt of surviving the first World War"--Slipcase
Jules et Jim by François Truffaut( Visual )

71 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the bohemian Paris of 1912, two inseparable bon vivants fall in love with the same young woman. She capriciously marries one of them and thereupon begins a tale of the long, torturous emotional adjustments the three must make
La vie est un roman by Alain Resnais( Visual )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in French and Spanish and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three intertwined tales set in a fantastic castle in the Ardennes forest. Count Forbek builds his castle on the eve of the First World War, and uses it to start a utopian community with his friends upon the conclusion of the war. In the present day, the castle, now a school and conference center, is the setting for a love triangle during an educational conference. While the adults engage in romantic games, the children staying at the castle play their own game of freeing prisoners from the castle dungeons
Paris nous appartient = Paris belongs to us by Jacques Rivette( Visual )

36 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne, a student in Paris, becomes involved with a group of her brother's arty friends and gets sucked into a mystery involving an American expatriate, a self-destructive femme fatale, a theatre director, and a Spanish activist. The death of the latter provides cause for suspicion of a Fascist plot
Suzanne Simonin, la Religieuse = The Nun by Jacques Rivette( Visual )

19 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Jacques Rivette's feature film adaptation of Diderot's novel was banned in France for two years for its unforgiving representation of Catholic hierarchy. Rivette explores with poetic simplicity the events through which a young woman is forced to take up life in a convent. Freely adapted from the novel, the film tells the story of sixteen year old Suzanne and her inability to comprehend the motiviations of the adults around her, who want to save her and destroy her. After a brief respite while under the tutelage of a sympathetic mother superior, Suzanne is ultimately tormented and abused, culminating in a lengthy sequence in which starved and barefoot, she is left in solitary confinement and driven to near madness. After her escape, she realizes just how unprepared she is for life outside the convent walls and relinquishes her freedom once again, accepting employment in the confines of a bordello
Jules and Jim by Henri Pierre Roché( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... set before and after the First World War ... [this film] ... tells the story of a ménage à trois spanning 20 years. Two young students, Jules, an Austrian, and Jim, a Frenchman, encounter the beautiful Catherine in their quest to find the perfect woman. Free-spirited and independant, Catherine entrances both of them, and an extraordinary three-way love affair begins."
La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

25 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in French and English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatised account of how Louis XIV set about taking over the reins of government
Mon oncle d'Amérique by Jean Gruault( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV = The taking of power by Louis XIV La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV
La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV = The taking of power by Louis XIVLa prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV
Alternative Names
Gruaut, Jean 1924-2015

Jean Gruault auteur dramatique, comédien et scénariste

Jean Gruault Franse scenarioschrijver en acteur

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Jean Gruault fransk skodespelar

Jean Gruault fransk skuespiller

Jean Gruault französischer Drehbuchautor und Schauspieler

Jean Gruault French screenwriter and actor

Jean Gruault sceneggiatore e attore francese

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