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Janus Films

Works: 1,265 works in 4,836 publications in 8 languages and 223,259 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Children's films  Animated films  Action and adventure films  History  Fantasy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical 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 2,844 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 2,303 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 )

29 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in German and English and held by 1,930 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 )

21 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of boys, ages 6 to 12, survives a plane crash and becomes stranded on a deserted island. Ralph, Piggy and the others attempt to govern themselves, a task at which they fail disastrously. Two leaders--one civilized, one depraved--epitomize the forces of good against evil. 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
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

32 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in Swedish and English and held by 1,874 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 1,871 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

17 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 1,734 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 )

29 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in Italian and held by 1,632 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 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners, in which a weekend at a marquis's countryside chateau lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haute bourgeois acquaintances. The film was a victim of tumultuous history: it was subjected to cuts after premiere audiences rejected it in 1939, and the original negative was destroyed during World War II. It wasn't reconstructed until 1959. That version, which has stunned viewers for decades, is presented here
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 1,581 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."
L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

33 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
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
Beauty and the beast by Jean Cocteau( Visual )

23 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in French and held by 1,388 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 )

20 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,335 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
Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

16 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una pareja de ancianos campesinos viaja a Tokio para visitar a sus hijos, quienes llevan años viviendo en la capital. Ninguno de ellos tiene tiempo para atender a sus padres, por lo que deciden enviarlos a un balneario. Al regresar del ruidoso lugar, la madre pasa una noche en casa de su nuera, viuda de un hijo fallecido hace algún tiempo. A diferencia de sus cuñados, Noriko muestra afecto por sus suegros y conforta a la anciana. Los acontecimientos se precipitan cuando, en el tren de regreso a casa, la anciana se enferma y su esposo tiene que llevarla a casa de su hijo menor
La passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

21 editions published between 1928 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,303 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 1,300 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
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

37 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in French and English and held by 1,276 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 )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in French and English and held by 1,253 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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Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.19 for Beauty and ... to 0.38 for Hiroshima ...)

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RashōmonMLord of the fliesSmultronstället = Wild strawberries8 1/2Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Beauty and the beastLe ballon rouge = The Red Balloon