Most widely held works by Philippe Sarde
Ponette ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in French and German and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Sent to live with her relatives, Ponette experiences the hopes, dreams and fears of a child following the loss of a parent. Ultimately, it is her faith, love and strength of character that enable Ponette to triumphantly overcome her tragedy.
Tess ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 601 libraries worldwide
In this adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic romance, Tess Darbeyville, a beautiful young peasant in late 19th century England, seeks her fortune with the wealthy D'Urbervilles, whom her family believes to be distant relatives. Although Tess rejects the advances of the D'Urberville's son Alex, he forcibly seduces her, leaving her pregnant and alone. After her sickly baby dies, Tess falls in love with Angel, a parson's son, who abandons her on their wedding night after she confesses her past "sin." This forces Tess to return to Alex, a fateful decision with tragic consequences.
Quest for fire ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in Undetermined and English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
Three early-humans travel the savannah, encountering sabre-toothed tigers, mammoths, and cannibalistic tribes as they search for a flame to replace the fire that their tribe has lost.
Coup de torchon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 395 libraries worldwide
After Lucien Cordier, the only police officer in a small African village, is ridiculed by the local pimp, cheated on by his wife, and suffers his mistresses being beaten, he begins to get rid of the evil ones in his life.
The tenant ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in German and English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
A quiet, timid file clerk whose unremarkable life begins to be increasingly overshadowed with dread and fear after he moves into his new home - an apartment building with an unhappy past. Adding to his paranoia are the building's other occupants, who do nothing to alleviate his growing obsession with the untimely, tragic fate of the apartment's previous tenant.
Every time we say goodbye ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
A Royal Air Force officer is caught between the ravages of World War II and unrequited love. Flight Lieutenant David Bradford meets and falls in love with a beautiful Jewish girl, Sarah while recuperating from a leg wound in Jerusalem. Her family rejects him, however, and wages war on the couple by trying to keep them apart.
Le Bossu ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in French and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Lagadere, a superb swordsman, vows to avenge the murder of his dashing friend, the Duke of Nevers. He is left to raise the Duke's daughter as his own and to restore her inheritance.
Lancelot du Lac de Robert Bresson ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Lancelot is a ruthless and ignoble opportunist who returns from his impossible futile mission to locate the Holy Grail, only to callously rekindle his affair with the Lady Guinevere. He feels that he needs her consolation because of the heavy casualties and the disappointment of a failed mission.
Témoins The witnesses ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 208 libraries worldwide
The lives of a writer, her boyfriend, a well-known doctor, and an attractive gay man all intersect when they are faced with the AIDS epidemic during the sexual revolution in the early 1980s.
Les Égarés Strayed ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 195 libraries worldwide
After the German occupation of Paris during World War II, a young widow flees the war-torn city with her two children and must rely on a mysterious young stranger in order to survive.
Uncovered ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Julia is an art restorer who is restoring a fifteenth-century painting. Her work on a Flemish painting reveals a hitherto undiscovered Latin phrase which translates as "Who killed the knight?". She goes to the art authorities she knows to find out what it might mean. Oddly, at the same time, a series of murders, including art experts, patrons and restorers has Julia scrambling to find out what is happening. She finds that the mystery of the painting is interwoven with the mystery of the deaths around her.
Barocco ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in French and held by 91 libraries worldwide
In this film-noir classic, a young woman convinces her boyfriend to accept a bribe to tell a lie that discredits a local politician. When the boyfriend is murdered, she is racked with guilt until she meet the killer, a dead-ringer for the murdered man. In order to hide from the police, he accepts the woman's need to "reinvent" him as her dead boyfriend, but can love transform his soul as well?
Eve of destruction ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Science fiction thriller about a military android that malfunctions on her trial run. Eve VIII contains enough nuclear force to blow up half of New York City, and special agent Jim McQuade has only 48 hours to find and stop her.
Deux hommes dans la ville ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 63 libraries worldwide
After an early release from prison, an ex-safe cracker finds honest work and a new love. But when a vengeful cop begins to stalk him, and his ex-gang tries to lure him back, his determination to go straight is pushed to the breaking point.
Lucie Aubrac ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in French and Undetermined and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, this is the dramatic tale of a husband and wife along with their associates in the French Resistance during several months of 1943.
Joshua then and now ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Spans forty years in the life of a popular Canadian novelist. Joshua Shapiro (Woods) is a man facing a scandal. A tawdry newpaper has falsely involved him in a homosexual affair and his wife now lives in a mental hospital. Joshua takes a look at his life, trying to figure it all out. His father (Arkin), a small-time gangster, taught Joshua his unique version of the Torah and morality, in between prison sentences. His mother dreamed of being a movie star and wound up a stripper. Joshua's gentile wife, the daughter of a wealthy Senator, introduced him to a world vastly different from the one he grew up in on the streets. It's compelling drama lightly seasoned with comedy.
Ma saison préférée My favorite season ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in French and held by 47 libraries worldwide
"Set in beautiful southwest France, and marked by the symbolic passage of seasons, this film explores the turbulent relationship between Emilie (Deneuve) and her brother Antoine (Auteuil) during a particularly emotional eruption of their long-time dysfunctional family."--Container.
Die Dinge des Lebens ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Max et les ferrailleurs ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 42 libraries worldwide
La grande bouffe ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 37 libraries worldwide
"Quatre amis, Marcello le pilote de ligne, Ugo le restaurateur, Michel le réalisateur de télévision et Philippe le juge vivant avec sa nourrice, se réunissent lors d'un week-end pour se livrer à un suicide gastronomique collectif. "
Action and adventure films Africa AIDS (Disease) Apartment houses Apartments Armed Forces--Officers Art Art restorers Bereavement Bereavement in children Brothers and sisters Children Children and death Colonial administrators Drama England--Wessex Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Foreign films France France--Paris Gay men German Occupation of France (1940-1945) Grail Grief in children Guenevere, Queen (Legendary character) Hardy, Thomas,--1840-1928 History Italy Knights and knighthood Lancelot (Legendary character) Man-woman relationships Middle East--Jerusalem Motion pictures Motion pictures, French Murder Paranoia Prehistoric peoples Retribution Romantic comedy films Serial murders Social classes Swashbuckler films Swordplay Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films Widows Young women
Sarde, Phillipe 1945-
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