WorldCat Identities

Janus Films

Overview
Works: 1,304 works in 4,987 publications in 8 languages and 223,861 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  History  Comedy films  Samurai films  Short 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 )

47 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,851 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 )

29 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 2,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a man is murdered & his wife raped, the people involved gave four different versions of how it all happened."
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

30 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in German and English and held by 1,935 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 1,900 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
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

32 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in Swedish and English and held by 1,877 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
Orfeu negro = Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( Visual )

39 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,868 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

19 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 1,738 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 )

31 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in Italian and held by 1,639 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
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 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complicated love intrigues among the high society guests at a weekend house party outside Paris are mirrored by parallel activities among the servants, showing the illness of a society locked into frivolous and futile social games
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( Visual )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in Italian and English and held by 1,590 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
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

13 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,586 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
L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

34 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in Italian and held by 1,482 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 1,465 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
Le ballon rouge = The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse( Visual )

20 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy in Paris makes friends with a red balloon that has a mind of its own
Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

17 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows an aging couple, Tomi and Sukichi, on their journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, post-war Tokyo. Their reception is disappointing: too busy to entertain them, their children send them off to a health spa. After Tomi falls ill she and Sukichi return home, while the children, grief-stricken, hasten to be with her
La passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

22 editions published between 1928 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,307 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 )

17 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in English and held by 1,298 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 )

37 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in French and English and held by 1,278 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
Richard III( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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 BalloonTōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story