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Facets Multimedia (Chicago, Ill.)

Works: 581 works in 703 publications in 12 languages and 12,197 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  History  Historical films  Film adaptations  Social problem films  Television mini-series  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations  Short films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Facets Multimedia (Chicago, Ill.)
Most widely held works by Facets Multimedia (Chicago, Ill.)
At the death house door( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate look at the death penalty in the state of Texas through the eyes of Pastor Carroll Pickett, who served 15 years as the death house chaplain to the infamous 'Walls' prison unit in Huntsville. During Pickett's remarkable career he presided over 95 executions, including the world's first lethal injection. After each execution, Pickett recorded an audiotape account of his trip to the death chamber
Heimat : a chronicle of Germany( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional chronicle of life in Germany, from 1919 to 1982, as reflected in the fluctuating fortunes of the members of one family, initially peasant-farmers, in the fictitious village of Schabbach in the Rhineland. An extraordinary succession of mostly ordinary events and characters--history seen from ground level--vividly acted by a huge cast of both professional and nonprofessional actors
Medea( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Danish and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea seeks vengeance against Jason after he betrays her in a search for the golden fleece
Not of this world( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caterina, a beautiful young nun, is about to take her final vows. But her life changes when she takes in an abandoned baby. As she seeks the baby's family, she meets Ernesto. Together, they seek the truth about the baby, and re-evaluate their own lives
Architectures 3 = Architekturen 3 by Alec Herrmann( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Jewish Museum of Berlin, designed by Daniel Liebeskind; Louis Sullivan's Auditorium Theatre in Chicago; a Dominican convent designed by Le Corbusier; Charles Garnier's Parisian Opera; and buildings by Antonio Gaudi and Alvar Aalto
Congorama by Philippe Falardeau( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Michel, an uninspired inventor from Belgium who trades on the success of his father, discovers he is adopted, he sets off to find his birth parents in Canada under the guise of selling one of his pointless inventions"--Container
Khānah siyāh ast( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Persian and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film about the leprosy colony in Tabriz, Iran is a compassionate portrait of forgotten people. Straightforward yet sympathetic, the film affords dignity to its subjects, particularly through Farrokhzad's striking poem read by the poet herself. "Khānah siyāh ast" has heavily influenced the modern Iranian cinema of such great filmmakers as Abbas Kiarostami and Mohsen Makhmalbaf, who called it "the best Iranian film." It provides, in the film's own words, "a vision of pain no caring human being should ignore."
El lado oscuro del corazón = The dark side of the heart by Eliseo Subiela( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliverio is a narcissistic young poet in search of the perfect woman, claiming he will not "tolerate a woman who cannot fly." He meets a prostitute who can fly but prefers to keep their relationship a business arrangement
Tango, baile nuestro = Tango, our dance( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sensuality and stylized rituals adored by the inhabitants of Buenos Aires are captured in the complex art form of the tango. Jorge Zanada, the director, spent years researching the unique role of the tango in the national landscape, exploring the machismo and passion that feed the dance
Delbaran( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Persian and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Kaim drifts to the Delbaran crossing on the Afghan-Iran border, finding work at a coffee shop frequented by truck drivers. As we watch Kaim run from one task to another day after day, we soon realize that he is being cheated out of his childhood
Botín de guerra = Spoils of war( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First-hand accounts from the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, who dared to challenge the ruthless dictatorship of Argentina from 1976 to 1983 and have sought to find their missing grandchildren. Children now reunited with their families, and some who still hope to be, contribute
Facets African-American video guide by Patrick Ogle( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enrico IV = Henry IV by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a modern aristocrat falls off his horse, he believes that he is Henry IV, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. For years, everyone around him adapts to this fantasy, dressing and acting accordingly. Then one day, some friends try to cure "Henry."
Dama s sobachkoĭ by Iosif Kheĭfit︠s︡( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Russian and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A forgotten masterpiece of the Soviet cinema. A bittersweet portrait of a doomed love affair between Dmitri, a bank official, and Anna, a well-to-do young woman. Because each is married to someone else, they can see each other only once a year
A perfect day = Yawmun ākhar by Joana Hadjithomas( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in Arabic and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama about loss and reconciliation, it illustrates a day in the life of a woman and her son, both permanently scarred by the Lebanese Civil War of 15 years ago. Claudia and her son, Maleks' morning turns sour when the topic of conversation turns to the family's patriarch. Claudia's husband and Malek's father has been missing since the war, and they debate over whether to have him declared legally dead
Daleká cesta by Alfred Radok( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Czech and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first theatrical films about the Holocaust, banned for decades in the Czech Republic and then rediscovered, follows the struggles of Dr. Hannah Kaufman and her family from the time of the Nazi Occupation of Prague through her experiences in the transit camp of Theresienstadt (modern Terezin)
Pizza birra faso by Bruno Stagnaro( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gang of teenagers roam the slums until Sandra decides that she's had enough. Pregnant with El Cordobes' child, Sandra threatens to leave him if he doesn't straighten up. He decides to pull one more heist, but his plans go terribly wrong
Facets gay & lesbian video guide by Patrick Z McGavin( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Harry Langdon collection : lost and found( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Langdon's comic persona of the wide-eyed innocent bewildered by the world around him was developed in such classic shorts as Picking peaches and His new mamma, which have been restored
Zhao le( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and Mandingo and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An older gentleman wanders the streets of Beijing, trying to find something to do after being let go from his job at the Peking Opera House, and thinks he finds it when he meets a group of opera musicians
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El lado oscuro del corazón = The dark side of the heart
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