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Facets Multimedia (Chicago, Ill.)

Works: 548 works in 706 publications in 11 languages and 12,183 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations  Documentary films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Historical films  Animated films  Fiction 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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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 452 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 )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 358 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 by Lars von Trier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Danish and held by 356 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 252 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 Ernest. Together, they seek the truth about the baby, and re-evaluate their own lives
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 The house is black by Furūgh Farrukhzād( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Persian and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The house is black: 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. The House Is Black 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 -- Images from the Qajar Dynasty: a short documentary made while the filmmaker was preparing his feature Once upon a Time, Cinema. The Qajar family ruled Iran from 1785-1925. The film shows rare photos and early films shot at the Shah's court, along with family portraits -- The school that was blown away: the school for nomad children seen in the film Gabbeh, is the subject of this drama. An old man visits the classroom, and at first mistaken for an inspector, eventually is revealed as a former teacher of nomad children who has stopped by to refresh his memories of this happy time in his life."
Tango our dance = Tango baile nuestro( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 192 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
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 179 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
Botín de guerra Spoils of war by David Blaustein( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"El realizador Daivd Blaustein se concentra en el legado de la "guerra sucia" argentina durante los años 1976-83, durante los cuales miles de ciudadanos fueron secuesrados, torturados y asesinados por el gobierno mlitar y sus hijos fueron tomados y dados en adopción a hogares de represores de la extrema derecha. La perseverancia de las abuelas de estos niños creó una fuerza que marchaba sin miedo contra las autoridades en la Plaza de Mayo y es a través de ellas que se creó un banco de datos DNA después de la restauración de la democracia, que ayuda a la identificación de estos chicos y que recupera este "botín de guerra"."--Estuche
Facets African-American video guide by Patrick Ogle( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enrico IV Henry IV by Marco Bellocchio( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 161 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."
And the band played on by Chicago (Musical group)( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in Persian and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the earthquake of Gilan, the film director and his son Puya travel to the devastated area to search for the actors of the movie the director made there a few years before. In their search, they find out that people who had lost everything in the earthquake still have hope and try to live life to the fullest. The film investigates the aftermath of a devastating 1990 earthquake which killed some 50,000 people in northern Iran
Dama s sobachkoĭ by Iosif Kheĭfit︠s︡( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Russian and held by 147 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 143 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
Facets gay & lesbian video guide by Patrick Z McGavin( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distant journey by Alfred Radok( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Czech and held by 138 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 138 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
Architectures 1 Architekturen 1 by Richard Copans( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Multiple languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lost and found by Jane Hissey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 135 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
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El lado oscuro del corazón The dark side of the heart
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Facets African-American video guide