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Carcassonne, Philippe

Works: 81 works in 200 publications in 3 languages and 5,753 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  Dictionaries  Fiction  Biographical films  Historical films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Producer, fmp, Publishing director, Composer, Contributor, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Philippe Carcassonne
Coco avant Chanel Coco before Chanel by Anne Fontaine( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in French and English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From rags to riches to haute-couture: the incredible story of the legendary style icon Coco Chanel. From her humble beginnings at a French country orphanage to the extravagant heights of Parisian society, Chanel's indomitable creative spirit was expressed as a dance hall singer, seamstress, social rebel and fashion icon
Ridicule by Patrice Leconte( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in French and English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts life at the court of Louis XVI, circa 1780. The ever-fluid pecking order is determined by the quality and rapidity of one's rejoinders, and a man can be driven to suicide by the one thing that must be avoided at all costs - being the object of ridicule. Compassionate, upright engineer, Gregoire Ponceludon de Malavoy, is baron of an estate where peasants are dropping like flies, felled by diseases that breed in the fetid waters where they fish. Broke, but determined to drain the murderous swamps, Gregoire sets out from the provinces to plead his case at Versailles. But his mission is complicated when he finds himself locked in a dangerous triangle with two very seductive ladies - a sophisticated older woman who can help him and an innocent young beauty with nothing to offer but her love
Un cœur en hiver A heart in winter( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in French and English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camille, a concert violinist, becomes intrigued by her lover's business partner, Stephane. She interprets his distance as a sign of intellectual seduction. The love triangle that develops reveals the complexity and imperfection of the three characters
Adore by Anne Fontaine( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Escape to a close-knit seaside community where friendship, love and lust collide... Adore is a sensual yet thought-provoking drama in which two lifelong friends find themselves entangled in passionate sexual relationships with each other's sons. As they struggle to make sense of conflicting emotions and desires, the lines between family, friendship and morality are blurred"--Container
Sur mes lèvres Read my lips by Jacques Audiard( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in French and English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young secretary Carla is a long-time employee of a property development company. Loyal and hardworking, first to arrive and last to leave, Carla is beginning to chafe at the limitations of her career and is looking to move up. But as a 35-five-year-old woman with a hearing deficiency, she is not sure how to climb out of her humdrum life, though she is confident in her own abilities. Into her life comes Paul Angeli, a new trainee she decides to hire. Paul is 25 years old and completely unskilled, but Carla covers for him when the need arises because of his other qualities - he's a thief, fresh out of jail and very good-looking. It's a case of good meeting bad."--Distributor website
Monsieur Hire by Patrice Leconte( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in French and Spanish and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a provincial French apartment block, Monsieur Hire endures a solitary life of dulling work as a tailor and vitriolic scorn from his neighbors. Hire's only solace is an occasional night out bowling and the voyeuristic admiration of his neighbor. ... When police discover the nude body of another young woman in a nearby vacant lot, Hire becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation"--Container
My worst nightmare Mon pire cauchemar( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agathe is an uptight, impatient art dealer who lives in an expensive Parisian apartment with her wealthy publisher husband. Patrick is a skirt-chasing, unemployed single father who lives in a van with his son. Their lives would never intersect except that their two sons are best friends and her husband has hired Patrick to remodel their apartment. Hilarity ensues as this odd couple relationship turns into Agathe's worst nightmare
Un cœur en hiver by Claude Sautet( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in French and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maxime et Stéphane sont deux luthiers qui partagent le même atelier depuis des années. Leur complémentarité au travail a créé entre eux une sorte d'amitié distante. Pourtant, lorsque Maxime tombe amoureux de Camille, une jeune violoniste, Stéphane se sent trahi par son collègue. Les premiers contacts entre Camille et Stéphane sont froids et distants. Mais au fil du temps, une attirance mutuelle semble vouloir naître. Camille recherche de plus en plus souvent la présence de Stéphane dont la réserve naturelle masque les sentiments. La jeune femme en vient à s'éprendre follement du luthier et finit par tout avouer à Maxime, pour apprendre ensuite avec stupeur que Stéphane n'est pas amoureux d'elle
Comment j'ai tué mon père My father and I( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Luc's father suddenly reappears after decades of practicing medicine in Africa. IN the face of a father who charms, disgusts and rejects him, Jean-Luc can no longer avoid confronting his own past
Par-dela les nuages by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in French and English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four stories of love and illusion. First two beautiful young lovers are unable to consummate their passion because the young man prefers impossible perfection. In the second story a women tells her stalker that she murdered her father. In the third story an effort is made to appease a wife and a mistress. The last story tells of a young man infatuated with a women who is soon to enter a convent
Le Cinéma by Claude Beylie( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in French and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de textes sur l'histoire du cinéma, la création du film, du scénario au tournage et å la distribution, et la place du 7e art dans notre civilisation. En annexe: récapitulatif des grandes dates de l'évolution, de l'audio-visuel et dictionnaires alphabétiques de 200 oeuvres cinématographiques représentatives et des créateurs
La fille de Monaco The girl from Monaco by Anne Fontaine( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful Parisian lawyer travels to defend an elderly widow accused of murder. The defendant's son hires a bodyguard for him, and the lawyer falls for an ambitious TV weather girl who sees him as a means to advance her career. To complicate matters, she was the bodyguard's former girlfriend, and he wants her back
The illusionist by Sally Chomet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland. While performing in a village pub, he encounters Alice, an innocent young girl, who will change his life forever
Mama, there's a man in your bed( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manager of a dairy products company is being framed by two employees who are preparing for a boardroom coup. The manager finds an unexpected ally in the cleaning lady, who has overheard incriminating evidence against the two men. Eventually the manager realises that he has also fallen in love with his ally
Fin août, début septembre = Late August, early September by Olivier Assayas( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in French and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabriel, in his early thirties, finds his life upended after separating from his partner Jenny and then discovering that his best friend Adrien, a writer, has a terminal illness. He becomes uncertain about his own career and hesitant over starting a new relationship with a younger woman, Anne
Dictionnaire des personnages du cinéma( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Désenchantée The disenchanted by Benot Jacquot( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beth is a young Parisian girl whose boyfriend, in the middle of a petty argument, dares her to bed the ugliest man she can find, to test her love for him. What follows is a test of love, courage and will
Le confessionnal by Robert Lepage( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in French and English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dense with intrigue, this enigmatic story tells of two brother's adventurous quest into the past
La fille seule A single girl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama showing a day in the life of a young Parisian woman named Valerie who is beginning a new job and who reveals to her boyfriend that she is four weeks pregnant
Nettoyage à sec Dry cleaning by Anne Fontaine( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jean-Marie and Nicole Kunstler, a hard-working French couple ... run a dry-cleaning establishment in the provincial town of Belfort. There is frission, the whiff of excitement that clings to the danger of crossing the boundaries that separate the conventional from the forbidden"--Container
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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.17 for Adore / ... to 0.85 for Dictionnai ...)

Coco avant Chanel Coco before Chanel
Alternative Names
Ri-Mah 1955-

French (94)

English (14)

Spanish (1)

Un cœur en hiverComment j'ai tué mon père My father and ILa fille seule A single girl