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B.A.C. Films

Works: 130 works in 362 publications in 15 languages and 10,060 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  History  Wildlife films  Animal films  Film adaptations  Samurai films  Musical films  Historical films  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by B.A.C. Films
Safar-i Qandahār = Kandahar by Muḥsin Makhmalbāf( Visual )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After receiving a desperate letter from her little sister forced to stay behind in Afghanistan, Nafas, a young journalist who has taken refuge in Canada, immediately returns to her country
Indochine by Régis Wargnier( Visual )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in French and English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in French Indochina in the 1930s as the Vietnamese begin to rebel against French colonialism. Dramatizes the last years of French rule through the relationship between plantation owner Éliane, French by birth but born and raised in Indochina, and her adopted daughter Camille, an orphaned Annamese princess who becomes a Vietnamese revolutionary and representative at the Geneva Conference after having a child by French officer Jean-Baptiste, Éliane's past lover
Turtles can fly by Bahman Ghobadi( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Kurdish and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Kurdistan, Iraq, near the Turkish border, a few weeks before the U.S.-Iraq war, near an enormous refugee camp an enterprising kid nicknamed Satellite makes a living installing TV antennas, hooking up the occasional satellite connection, and hiring out a worshipful gang of boys to perform odd jobs. Mostly they remove land mines and they do a good job of the dangerous work. Some have suffered for it, but they manage. A boy known to everyone as The Boy With No Arms, gently disarms mines by removing the firing pin with his lips. The prospect of war fills everyone with dread. The children suffer first, and suffer hardest. Death might come from the sky or from the ground, or it might not come at all, but the prospect of it always lingers
Ghost dog : the way of the samurai by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East meets West in this hip-hop infused samurai-gangster story in which a professional killer goes by the name of Ghost Dog and who lives by the age-old code of the samurai. When Ghost Dog's code is dangerously betrayed by the dysfunctional mafia family that occasionally employs him, he must find a way to defend himself without breaking the code of the samurai
Un conte de noël = Christmas tale by Arnaud Desplechin( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dysfunctional family whose matriarch is in need of a bone marrow transplant reunites for Christmas
Stellet licht by Carlos Reygadas( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johan, the head of a Mennonite family in northern Mexico, disrupts his marriage and his faith by falling in love with another woman
Himalaya by Eric Valli( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Tibetan and French and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tinlé est le chef d'un village en plein milieu du Tibet dans une haute et lointaine contrée appelée le Dolpo. Lors d'une expédition, l'un des fils de Tinlé, Laghpa, meurt, et c'est un homme qui l'accompagnait, Karma qui le lui apprend. Tinlé accuse ce dernier d'avoir tué son fils, c'est pourquoi il refuse de lui laisser conduire la caravane de Yaks. Mais Karma, faisant fi des conseilles de l'oracle pour la date de départ, décide de partir immédiatement, sans le consentement de Tinlé. Celui furieux, décide de conduire lui même une deuxième caravane, accompagné de son petit fils, Passang, sa mère, Pema, son deuxième fils Norbou, et tout ses vieux compagnons. Ils vont essayés de rattraper Karma, mais de nombreux dangers les guettent
Farinelli, il castrato by Gérard Corbiau( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Academy Award-nominated FARINELLI takes us into the world of the world's greatest castrato. A strikingly gifted singer with a range of more than three octaves, Farinelli was given little choice but to sacrifice his manhood in exchange for his art, and as his career was founded on the surgery that would dramatically restrict his off-stage life, his art was in turn hemmed in by his family. Carlo's father declared early on that he should only sing the songs of his brother Riccardo, and while Farinelli's fame gives Riccardo's career a needed boost, the mediocrity of Riccardo's compositions holds Farinelli back. When the singer is given the opportunity to work with the great composer Handel, his brother's jealously and Farinelli's own poorly chosen career alliances stand in his way
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud by Claude Sautet( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in French and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelly is a disheartened young Parisian with marriage and financial troubles. Introduced to the wealthy Arnaud by a mutual friend, Nelly agrees to assist him with his memoirs. The unlikely couple initially develop a playful flirtation, but their budding relationship is threatened when Nelly becomes invovled with Arnaud's charming editor
Every thing will be fine by Wim Wenders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama that charts the emotional odyssey of a struggling novelist whose life is turned upside down one wintry night following a fatal car accident. The incident sets him on a soul searching, decades long journey towards redemption, a quest that profoundly touches the lives of both his girlfriend and the accident victim's mother
Gohatto = Taboo by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handsome new recruit, Kano, causes sexual tension in a traditional samurai militia group called Shinsengumi in Kyoto, at the end of the Shōgunate era in Japan
Ponette by Jacques Doillon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in French and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ponette is a sad little girl. She has survived a car crash that killed her mother and left her with a broken arm. Her father takes to live with an aunt, who has two children roughly her age, explaining to his tearful, disbelieving daughter that her mother is not coming back. Not understanding the finality of death in an adult way, Ponette wonders why if Jesus gets to rise from the dead, why can't her mother? Thrown into a new environment, however, Ponette begins to heal and grow up in spite of herself. While grappling with confusing religious issues, and trying to understand the meaning of life and death, the film delves into the magical world of a four-year old, where stuffed animals have extraordinary powers, dolls are more than inanimate objects, and God is someone you can talk to and expect an answer from
The son's room = La stanza del figlio by Nanni Moretti( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychiatrist father of a family begins to question the value of his profession as they struggle with their emotions during a time of tragedy
Jasper : journey to the end of the world( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the icy South Pole and a colourful sea-port, plays the adventure of the penguin brothers Jasper and Junior, who, with the help of 9 year old Emma, retrieve the eggs of a threatened parrot species from the evil Dr. Block
Les Chansons d'amour = Love songs by Christophe Honoré( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young French couple asks an American girl to join them in this contemporary musical. The three walk the streets of Paris, party, read, and sleep together. Sometimes it's lighthearted, sometimes there are jealousies. When one dies, the other two must come to terms with death, new relationships, and possible commitments
Tous les matins du monde = All the mornings of the world by Alain Corneau( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of a reclusive 17th century French composer and his two beautiful daughters are forever changed by a flamboyant young student
Jeanne la Pucelle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film tells the story of Joan of Arc. Battles describes her early life, hearing the voices, and the victory over the English. Prisons describes her capture, imprisonment, trial, and execution
Winged Migration by Jacques Perrin( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in French and English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open your eyes to the wonders of the natural world as you fly along with the world's most gorgeous birds. From areas as remote as the Arctic to the lush forests of the Amazon. Through populated cities such as New York City and Paris. Five film crews followed a rich variety of bird migrations through 40 countries and each of the seven continents. Cinematographers used planes, gliders, helicopters and balloons to fly alongside, above, below and in front of the birds
Bread and roses by Ken Loach( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya is an undocumented worker who has crossed the U.S. border from Mexico to search for her sister Rosa, and to begin a new life. After being reunited, Rosa gets Maya a job with a janitorial service in a large office building. While working, Maya happens upon Sam Shapiro, a muckraking lawyer and union agitator whom the service-workers' union has assigned to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Appalled at the work conditions and unfair labor practices, Maya and Sam team up to fight her employer
Los bastardos by Amat Escalante( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Mexican day-laborers in Los Angeles, who normally stand on the corner by the home improvement store waiting for work to come, reach their breaking point and take a troubled housewife hostage in her own home
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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.17 for Winged Mig ... to 0.45 for Gohatto = ...)

Turtles can fly
Alternative Names
BAC Films

Ghost dog : the way of the samuraiNelly & Monsieur Arnaud