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Janus Films

Works: 1,742 works in 5,029 publications in 7 languages and 224,542 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Samurai films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Short films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, prn, Producer, pre
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Janus Films
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

29 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 2,279 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
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

28 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in Swedish and English and held by 1,823 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 )

16 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film version of Shakespeare's tragic story of the Danish prince who must avenge his father's death
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

31 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III: 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
Amarcord by Federico Fellini( Visual )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in Italian and held by 1,630 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
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

31 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride from Akira Kurosawa--featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura--seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope
Lord of the flies by William Golding( Visual )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

25 schoolboys lost on a tropical island after a plane crash revert to savagery in their efforts to survive
Orfeu negro = Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( Visual )

22 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in Portuguese and English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Street-car conductor Mello and country-girl Dawn fall in love in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. Based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in French and held by 1,364 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
Le ballon rouge = The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse( Visual )

20 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy in Paris makes friends with a red balloon that has a mind of its own
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( Visual )

4 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in Italian and English and held by 1,301 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
La passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

17 editions published between 1928 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,280 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
L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

24 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in Italian and held by 1,276 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( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in French and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta crítica cáustica de sociedad corrupta francesa en el cual las aventuras amorosas abundan entre los invitados aristocráticos, que también son reflejados por las actividades de los criados
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love by Alain Resnais( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in French and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Japanese architect and a French actress engage in a brief intense affair in Hiroshima in 1959. Both deal with their personal memories of World War II--he by articulating his firsthand experience with nuclear disaster, she by remembering her traumatic affair with a German soldier
Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

12 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo Story 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
Pygmalion by Anthony Asquith( Visual )

22 editions published between 1938 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cranky professor takes a bet that he can turn flower-seller Eliza Doolittle into a 'proper lady' in no time
Umberto D. by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

19 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in Italian and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow Umberto D., an elderly pensioner, as he struggles to make ends meet during Italy's postwar economic boom. Alone, except for his dog, Flike, Umberto strives to maintain his dignity while trying to survive in a city where traditional human kindness seems to have lost out to the forces of modernization
Seven samurai( Visual )

7 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drame d'aventures. L'action se situe dans un village japonais, au 16e siècle. Des bandits de grands chemins ravagent la région et s'apprêtent à voler la récolte des paysans. Le sage du village conseille aux habitants affolés d'engager des samouraïs pour combattre les pillards. Deux émissaires partent donc à la recherche de samouraïs valeureux et désintéressés. Sept hommes acceptent de se porter au secours des paysans et les entraînent au combat. Les quarante voleurs son exterminés, mais quatre samouraïs y laissent leur vie
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Visual )

8 editions published between 1946 and 1998 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the gloom of a country graveyard, a young boy encounters an escaped convict, a chance meeting that years later leads the boy to tragedy, mystery and wealth."
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Smultronstället = Wild strawberriesRichard IIIShichinin no samurai = Seven samuraiLord of the fliesLe ballon rouge = The Red Balloon8 1/2La passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of ArcHiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love