WorldCat Identities

B.A.C. Films

Works: 141 works in 410 publications in 16 languages and 10,063 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Wildlife films  Comedy films  Animal films  History  Film adaptations  Samurai films  Musical films  Historical 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 )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nafas is a young Afghan journalist who has taken refuge in Canada. When she receives a desperate letter from her little sister, who was forced to stay behind after being crippled by a land mine, Nafas immediately returns. Having grown deeply depressed by the situation for herself and all women living under the Taliban regime, Nafas' sister has decided to end her own life before the imminently approaching eclipse of the sun. With only three days left, Nafas must make the dangerous journey across the Iran-Afghanistan border to save her. DVD
Indochine by Régis Wargnier( Visual )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in French and English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1930s when Eliane runs one of Indochina's biggest rubber plantations and looks after her adopted Indochinese daughter. Eliane meets and falls in love with a French navy officer. Her teenage daughter, who knows nothing of the affair, falls in love with the same officer after he saves her from a terrorist
Turtles can fly by Bahman Ghobadi( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Kurdish and held by 848 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 )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young African-American hitman, who goes by the nickname of Ghost Dog, reveres the Samurai code of ethics and honor. When a Mafia boss's daughter witnesses one of his assassinations, his position is compromised and he is targeted by his own organization. He is then faced with the problem of defending his life while honoring the ancient code of the Samurai
Un conte de noël = Christmas tale by Arnaud Desplechin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Junon is the matriarch of the troubled Vuillard family, who come together at Christmas when they learn she needs a bone marrow transplant from a blood relative. The Vuillard's shared history of physical and mental illness, estrangement, self harm, and loss doesn't lead itself to the idea of a cheerful holiday season. Hopefully the Christmastime reunion, a scheme concocted by three of the youngest family members, will finally bring peace to their family
Silent light = Stellet licht by Carlos Reygadas( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 611 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 557 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 398 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
Every thing will be fine by Wim Wenders( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een schrijver rijdt per ongeluk een kind aan dat overlijdt. Met moeite probeert hij de tragedie te verwerken en verder te gaan met zijn leven
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud by Claude Sautet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in French and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama about a young Parisian woman who, beset by marriage and financial problems, agrees to assist a wealthy man by the name of Arnaud in the writing of his memoirs. An amorous relationship develops between them, but it is soon threatened when a third party, Arnaud's charming editor, is introduced
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 242 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
Gohatto = Taboo by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 238 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
Winged Migration by Jacques Perrin( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and French and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three years of shooting were needed by five teams in order to follow bird migrations flying over the seven continents: from one pole to another, from the seas to snowcapped mountains, from the canopy of heaven to mangroves and swamps
Ponette by Jacques Doillon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in French and held by 225 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 her 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
Jasper : journey to the end of the world by Alessandro Gottardo( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 222 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 their 9 year old human friend, 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

Ismael et Julie sont amoureux. Ils ont débuté un ménage-à-trois avec Alice, une collègue de travail d'Ismael, bien que ce ne soit pas tout à fait ce que Julie souhaite. Ismael est inconscient de l'hésitation de Julie et se sent parfois exclu -- jaloux meme -- de la relation entre Alice et Julie. Mais alors, tout change
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 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the real-life 17th century composers Sainte Colombe and Marin Marais. The aged Marais looks back on his apprenticeship with the master of the viola da gamma, Sainte Colombe
Jeanne la Pucelle by Jacques Rivette( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Joan of Arc recorded in meticulous detail, relying on original court transcripts and eyewitness accounts. "The Battles," the first segment of this two-part account of her life, follows Joan from her birth in 1412 describing her early life, to her response to inner voices during battles at Orleans culminating with the defeat of the English at Tourelles. 2-DVD
Bread and roses by Ken Loach( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 169 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
L'Auberge espagnole by Cédric Klapisch( Visual )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in French and Chinese and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Xavier is a straight-laced French college senior who moves to Barcelona as part of a student exchange program, much to the dismay of his beautiful girlfriend Martine. But sharing cramped quarters with students from all over Europe quickly leads to multi-cultural chaos as Xavier gets an eye-opening lesson on how to live, love, laugh and party."--Publisher
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Audience level: 0.31 (from 0.16 for Winged Mig ... to 0.47 for Gohatto = ...)

Turtles can fly
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BAC Films

Ghost dog : the way of the samuraiNelly & Monsieur ArnaudWinged Migration