WorldCat Identities

Janus Films

Overview
Works: 1,334 works in 4,091 publications in 7 languages and 217,949 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  History  Action and adventure films  Filmed plays  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Short films  Samurai 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 2,825 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 2,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four people involved in the murder of a gentleman in feudal Japan and the seduction of his wife, report differing views of what actually happened
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

24 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in German and English and held by 1,894 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 )

18 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,880 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 )

32 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,874 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 1,861 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 )

13 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 1,728 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 1,635 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
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

11 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,596 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 )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 1,587 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 )

15 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reimagines Macbeth in feudal Japan. Starring Kurosawa's longtime collaborator Toshiro Mifune and the legendary Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife, the film tells of a valiant warrior's savage rise to power and his ignominious fall
L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

24 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in Italian and held by 1,471 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 Jean Renoir( Visual )

26 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in French and English and held by 1,407 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
Belle et la Bête = Beauty and the Beast by Jean Cocteau( Visual )

18 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in French and held by 1,358 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
Le ballon rouge = The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse( Visual )

19 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,355 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
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )

13 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in post-war Vienna, an American western-adventure writer searches for a friend who turns out to be the king-pin of the Austrian black market
Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

12 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 1,286 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
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

32 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in French and English and held by 1,262 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 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1959, a French actress and a Japanese architect engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming mutual fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Rashōmon
Alternative Names
ヤヌス・フィルムズ

Languages
French (97)

Japanese (80)

English (62)

Italian (62)

Portuguese (30)

Swedish (28)

German (23)

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