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Delon, Alain 1935-

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Il gattopardo The leopard by Luchino Visconti( Visual )

190 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Sicily in the 1800s, this film depicts Prince Salina, a great landowner, who watches the decrease of the aristocracy's power and influence during the 'Il Risorgimento', the unification of Italy under the royal House of Savoy. The upper class tries to ignore the nationalist movements, while the prince's rebellious nephew joins Giuseppe Garibaldi's revolutionaries
Plein soleil Purple noon by René Clément( Visual )

97 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A suspenseful thriller about a handsome, wealthy bachelor with a sexy girlfriend and all the finest things money can buy--and an envious friend who schemes to murder him and assume his identity
Le cercle rouge Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

89 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A master thief is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime. He, a notorious escapee, and an alcoholic ex-cop plan a jewel heist, while being pursued by a police superintendent
L'eclisse by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

23 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman, after breaking off an affair with an older man, finds herself in Rome and alone. She becomes friends with a young stockbroker, but after he has an accident, she once again finds herself alone
Le samouraï The samurai( Visual )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in Spanish and French and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nightclub owner, he finds himself confronted by a series of witnesses, who drop his perfect world into the hands of a persistent police investigator and Jef's shadowy employer, both of whom are determined to put an end to the career criminal
Un amour de Swann Swann in love by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

50 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy gentleman who thrives in the finest circles of high society risks everything for his erotic obsession with a voluptuous, promiscuous courtesan. Based on Marcel Proust's monumental masterpiece of modern literature, this elegant, sensual film recreates the glittering, lost world of the aristocracy
Rocco e i suoi fratelli by Luchino Visconti( Visual )

26 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luchino Visconti's operatic masterpiece tells the story of the Parondis, a poor family from a village in southern Italy who come to Milan seeking a better life. Following the death of her husband, proud Rosaria (Katina Paxinou) picks up stakes and moves to the city with four of her sons: Simone (Renato Salvatori), Rocco (Alain Delon), Ciro (Max Cartier), and Luca (Rocco Vidolazzi). Awaiting them in Milan is her oldest son, Vincenzo (Spiros Focas), who himself is preoccupied with his impending nuptials to the beautiful Ginetta (Claudia Cardinale). Divided into chapters focused loosely on each brother, the movie chronicles the Parondis' struggle to get by, as the brothers take odd jobs and the family endures life in a cramped tenement. Much of the movie's second half deals largely with Simone and Rocco. The loutish Simone eventually finds success as a boxer, and the family soon moves to a better neighborhood. Meanwhile, Rocco gets drafted by the military, and becomes a successful boxer himself upon his return. Complications arise when Nadia (Annie Girardot), a prostitute, enters their lives. Simone falls in love with Nadia first; however, Rocco eventually becomes the object of her affection. Simone's obsession with Nadia and his rapidly deteriorating behavior ultimately threaten to bring the family to ruin, even as the saintly Rocco tries to save his brother. At the peak of Rocco's success, Simone commits a crime that cruelly dashes Rocco's hopes of keeping the family together
Twilight by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

90 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vittoria breaks up an affair with an older man when she realizes she no longer loves him. She soon meets a vital young man, Piero, a stockbroker. Yet despite their strong mutual attraction, she comes to feel this romance, too, is doomed, perhaps in part because of his excessive commitment to materialistic values
Mr. Klein by Joseph Losey( Visual )

57 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intriguing story of one man in search of another who shares his name - a man who has stolen his identity. Eventually Klein's search for the imposter becomes a trap into which he falls
Rocco e i suoi fratelli Rocco and his brothers by Luchino Visconti( Visual )

113 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: Rocco chronicles the tensions within a southern family - a mother and her five sons - who have moved to a northern Italian city. The drama unfolds in a series of episodes merging into each other in which each of the five sons moves in turn to occupy the centre of the stage. Nowell-Smith suggests that each brother, in a sense, represents a certain kind of solution to the problems faced by a southern immigrant family in this historical moment (the 1950s in Milan), yet they are not typical
Is Paris burning? by René Clément( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Nazis march through Europe in 1944, the freedom fighters of Paris mount a brave resistance. Hitler sends a top general to determine if the city can be held. If not, Paris will be burned
Le Samouraï by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

65 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A steely-eyed and enigmatic hitman is hired to do away with the boss of a nightclub, which places him under total surveillance by police. At the same time, he discovers that the man he is working for has marked him for death
Un flic Dirty money by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

48 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Simon - secretly a thief - is a friend of Police Commissioner Coleman. Unbeknownst to the commissioner, Simon and a gong of 3 associates rob a bank to fund an important drug run. When the commissioner is told about the 'job' by an informer, friendships are brushed aside in a delicate came of cat and mouse"-- Container
Spirits of the dead by Roger Vadim( Visual )

30 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Metzengerstein", a cruel baroness is convinced that a wild stallion embodies the spirit of her dead cousin, with whom she was in love. "William Wilson" is a sadistic young man who is checkmated by his Doppelgänger. "Toby Dammit", adapted from Poe's "Never bet the Devil your head", tells of an English actor who can't escape a cherub from Hell
Zorro( Visual )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alain Delon plays the masked hero who saves the oppressed people of a small Mexican province from the evil Colonel Huerta
The yellow Rolls-Royce by Anthony Asquith( Visual )

6 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and German and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passion, intrigue, adventure, love-- everything happens in the yellow Rolls-Royce, a luxury automobile that ties together three stories as it passes from owner to owner. In the first, an aristocrat with a penchant for the racetrack discovers his wife has a penchant for backseat amour. Then a moll takes a spin down lover's lane in the Rolls while her mobster boyfriend is busy rubbing out the competition. Finally, an imperious widow purchases the car and drives straight into danger as she helps an anti-fascist escape the Nazis
Les félins Joy house by René Clément( Visual )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conman finds himself on the run from the mob after seducing the wife of an American gangster. He hides away as the chauffeur of a beautiful widow and her young cousin, hopelessly entangled in a triangle of love and deception
Scorpio by Michael Winner( Visual )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the heyday of the Cold War an aging C.I.A. agent suspected of selling secrets to the Russians becomes the target of a C.I.A.-hired assassin, code named Scorpio. The two men follow each other in a deadly duel that takes both of them half way around the globe
The girl on a motorcycle by Jack Cardiff( Visual )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bored newlywed leaves her husband for her ex-lover, taking off on her Harley for a long ride through the countryside and cities of Europe. While riding, she experiences explicit erotic fantasies about her ex-lover and their affair
Mélodie en sous-sol Any number can win by Henri Verneuil( Visual )

46 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After serving five years in prison, a professional thief decides to do one more big heist to retire in style. Convincing a former cell-mate to join him, they plan to rob the largest casino on the French Riviera
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Il gattopardo The leopard
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Alain Delon aktor francuski

Alain Delon attore francese

Alain Delon francouzský herec

Alain Delon Frans acteur

Alain Delon Französisch-schweizerischer Filmschauspieler

Alain Delon French-Swiss film actor

Alain Delon Pranses-Suiso nga aktor

Alanus Delon

Alen Delon

Alēns Delons

Delon, Alain

Delon Alen

Αλέν Ντελόν

Ален Делон

Ален Делон французский актёр

Ален Дэлён францускі актор

Ален Дэлон

Делон, Ален

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آلان ديلون

آلن دلون

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Le cercle rouge Red circleLe SamouraïZorroThe yellow Rolls-Royce