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Janus Films

Works: 1,248 works in 4,643 publications in 8 languages and 222,240 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Children's films  Animated films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  History  Comedy films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, prn, Producer, pre
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Janus Films
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

45 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

27 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 2,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Middle Ages, the nature of truth and subjective reality are probed in a series of flashbacks from four viewpoints to present the case history of a man's murder and the rape of his wife by a bandit
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

28 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in German and English and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a drama based on the actual case of the Dusseldorf murderer recounting the hunt by the law and the underworld for a psychopathic murderer of young girls
Lord of the flies by William Golding( Visual )

22 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty English schoolboys are stranded on an uncharted island at the start of the "next" war. With no adults present, they quickly turn into savages
Orfeu negro = Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( Visual )

38 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Against a background of the Rio carnival, a black tram driver accidentally kills his girlfriend, and after seeking her in the nether regions kills himself to be with her."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

32 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in Swedish and English and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows an aged doctor's journey through a compelling landscape of dream and memory as he travels to receive an honorary degree. Haunting flashbacks and incidents along the way force him to confront his life and its failings
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

17 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, the towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer
Amarcord by Federico Fellini( Visual )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in Italian and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memories of episodes about love, sex, politics, family life and growing up in a small Italian town in the 1930's
La règle du jeu : fantaisie dramatique de Jean Renoir = The rules of the game : a dramatic fantasy by Jean Renoir( Visual )

28 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in French and English and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cloaked in a comedy of manners, this scathing critique of corrupt French society is about a weekend hunting party at which amorous escapades abound among the aristocratic guests, which are also mirrored by the activities of the servants downstairs
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,591 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."
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( Visual )

18 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in Italian and English and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fellini's autobiographically-inspired film about a famous film director (Guido Anselmi) who loses his inspiration in the midst of making a film, and retreats into his memories and fantasies
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. Tells the story of a Samurai lord who kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

32 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in Italian and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about the search for woman who goes missing while on a yacht cruise off the coast of Sicily. Her boyfriend and best friend end up finding each other instead
Beauty and the beast by Jean Cocteau( Visual )

22 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in French and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A restoration of the original 1946 French film, telling the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him
Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

14 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu. The film, which follows an aging couple's journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Tokyo, surveys the rich and complex world of family life with the director's customary delicacy and incisive perspective on social mores. Featuring lovely performances from Ozu regulars Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, Tokyo Story plumbs and deepens the director's recurring theme of generational conflict, creating what is without question one of cinema's mightiest masterpieces
La passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

20 editions published between 1928 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En Rouen, 1431, tiene lugar el proceso contra Juana, una joven de diecinueve años que asegura ser envíada de Dios para salvar Francia. En la sala del Tribunal se enfrenta a una cohorte de teólogos y jueces que la interrogan sobre sus visiones de San Miguel. Preguntada acerca de su atuendo masculino, responde que se lo quitará cuando haya cumplido su misión
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )

16 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un escritor de novelas baratas llega a una Viena de posguerra dividida en sectores por los aliados. Su amigo del colegio, Harry Lime, le ha ofrecido un trabajo, pero al llegar a la fiesta donde quedaron para reunirse, descubre que este ha muerto en un extraño accidente de trafico. Hablando con amigos y socios, el escritor se da cuenta de que algunas de las historias sobre su muerte son inconscientes y se decide a investigar lo que ocurrio en realidad
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

34 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in French and English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This François Truffaut's first feature is the partially autobiographical story of a 12-year-old boy, unhappy at home and at school, who finds himself in a detention centre ; he finally escapes and keeps running. Starring Jean-Pierre Lead, Claire Maurier, Albert Remy
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Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.19 for Beauty and ... to 0.36 for L'avventur ...)

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RashōmonMLord of the fliesSmultronstället = Wild strawberries8 1/2Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Beauty and the beastTōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story