WorldCat Identities

Janus Films

Overview
Works: 1,339 works in 4,111 publications in 8 languages and 217,633 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  History  Filmed plays  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Short films  Samurai films  Comedy films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, prn, Producer, pre
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Janus Films
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

34 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,828 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 )

23 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 2,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four people describe the murder of a nobleman and the rape of his wife with each person's testimoy contradicting the other's
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

25 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in German and English and held by 1,888 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 )

19 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the hands of the renowned experimental theater director Peter Brook, William Golding's legendary novel on the primitivism lurking beneath civilization becomes a film as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its center. Taking an innovative documentary-like approach, Brook shot Lord of The Flies with an off-the-cuff naturalism, seeming to record a spontaneous eruption of its characters' IDs. The result is a rattling masterpiece, as provocative as its source material
Orfeu negro = Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( Visual )

31 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice set against the colorful background of the carnival in Rio de Janiero. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this film brought the infectious bossa nova beat to the United States
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

28 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in Swedish and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distinguished professor emeritus who lives alone with his housekeeper can only come to terms with his egocentricity by traveling back in time to his earliest youth, finding there the seeds of his failure as husband, lover, father. This film deals with the phenomena of old age wherein childhood memories return with ever-increasing clarity while great stretches of the prime of life vanish into obscurity. In Swedish with English subtitles
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

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

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

24 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in Italian and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the Fascist period, Federico Fellini satirizes his youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge, all set to Nino Rota's classic, nostalgia-tinged score."--Container
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

13 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,603 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
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( Visual )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guido est cinéaste. En panne d'inspiration, il se réfugie alternativement dans une cure thermale, dans ses souvenirs d'enfance, dans des problèmes sentimentaux passablement confus entre sa femme Luisa et sa maîtressse Carla, ou encore dans le rêve, avec Claudia. La ronde finale emportera tout ce monde sans que le problème soit vraiment résolu
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

15 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. A Samurai lord kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

25 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in Italian and held by 1,476 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
La règle du jeu : fantaisie dramatique de Jean Renoir = The rules of the game : a dramatic fantasy by Michel Leiris( Visual )

26 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in French and English and held by 1,407 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
Le ballon rouge = The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse( Visual )

19 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Red balloon (34 min.) describes a little boy's friendship with a magical red balloon as they have adventures in the streets of Paris. The boy must save the balloon, however, from a gang of urchins who want to destroy it. White Mane (38 min.) tells the story about a boy in the south of France who wins the friendship of a proud wild stallion and together they escape into the sea from the attacks of ranchers
Belle et la Bête = Beauty and the Beast by Jean Cocteau( Visual )

19 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in French and held by 1,359 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
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )

13 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 1,297 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
Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

13 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-centered couple is inconvenienced by a parental visit. When the mother falls ill, her children hasten to be with her
La passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

16 editions published between 1928 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction. Drame historique évoquant le procès et la mort de Jeanne d'Arc. Ce film disparu à la suite d'un incendie, on en retrouve une copie en 1981 dans une institution psychiatrique à Oslo en Norvège. En 1988, le compositeur Richard Einhorn écrit un oratorio inspiré par ce film : Visions of Light. Ces deux oeuvres, le film et l'oratorio, se trouvent réunies pour la première fois dans ce vidéo. Avec Renée Falconetti, Antonin Artaud
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

32 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in French and English and held by 1,256 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
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love by Alain Resnais( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in French and English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a love affair with a Japanese architect in postwar Hiroshima a French actress recalls a previous affair with a German soldier during the World War II
 
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Rashōmon
Alternative Names
ヤヌス・フィルムズ

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RashōmonMLord of the fliesSmultronstället = Wild strawberries8 1/2Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Le ballon rouge = The Red BalloonBelle et la Bête = Beauty and the Beast