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Little Bear Production

Overview
Works: 110 works in 310 publications in 3 languages and 4,637 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  History  Biographical films  Crime films  Musical films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Little Bear Production
In the electric mist by Jerzy Kromolowski( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on an investigation into a series of grisly murders, veteran detective Dave Robicheaux navigates his way through the Louisiana bayou and the dark, sultry world of New Orleans mobster 'Baby Feet' Balboni. Layers of corruption and long-dead secrets reawaken grudges and a lethal alliance
Un dimanche à la campagne by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in French and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monsieur Ladmiral, an aging impressionist painter, spends his usual Sunday afternoon visit with his family ruminating over life's small pleasures and inevitable disappointments until his daughter Irene arrives. Irene, a whirlwind of activity for whom life itself is an art, has a magical reviving effect on her father and the world suddenly takes on the beautiful hues and feelings of an Impressionist masterpiece
Coup de torchon( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Lucien Cordier, the only police officer in a small African village, is ridiculed by the local pimp, cheated on by his wife, and suffers his mistresses being beaten, he begins to get rid of the evil ones in his life
Let's get lost by Chet Baker( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker. Fascinating series of interviews with friends, family, associates and lovers, interspersed with film from Baker's earlier life and some modern-day performances
Laissez-passer = Safe conduct by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in French and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Nazi occupation of France during World War II, the nation's movie studios continued to operate. Jean Devaivre is an assistant director for Continental Pictures, a studio which has recently been taken over by the Germans and is headed by Dr. Greven. With a wife and son to support, Devaivre feels he has little choice but to continue with his work. Screenwriter Jean Aurenche, a man who lives for wine, women and song, refuses to work for Greven, and struggles to find a way to make a living with his words
Veillées d'armes : histoire du journalisme en temps de guerre by Marcel Ophüls( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and French and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most important films of Marcel Ophuls' career has also been the least seen until now. Shot primarily in Sarajevo in 1993, during the siege of the former Yugoslavian city, The Troubles We've Seen is a exploration of the ethical challenges of war reporting, in which Ophuls examines attitudes toward war in the Western media, and in the societies they inform. The 243-minute documentary interlaces stark realities of combat with mordantly hilarious references to Hollywood fantasy-versions of war, and includes over 50 interviews with some of the world's leading journalists, commentators, historians, newscasters and others. Among those appearing in the film are CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Walter Cronkite, The New York Times' John Burns, legendary war correspondent Martha Gellhorn (once married to Ernest Hemingway), French philosopher Bernard Henri Lv̌y, and then-Serbian President, Slobodan Milosevic, currently on trial for war crimes. Following its debut at Cannes, The Troubles We've Seen screened at the New York Film Festival in 1994, where it was hailed by the press as "engaging" and "engrossing". Film Comment included the title high on its list of 150 Top Unreleased Foreign Films of the 1990s. With Iraq, Afghanistan and terrorism on the nightly news, the questions Ophuls poses about the role of media in war have become dinner-table conversation in America. Every scene in this film is as timely and provocative as it was a decade ago
Ça commence aujourd'hui = It all starts today by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in French and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The director of a school for young girls near Valenciennes, France, is confronted by the poor conditions in the area. He continually fights the system to try to bring joy and justice to his pupils and their families
Voyage à travers le cinéma français = My journey through French cinema by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in French and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bertrand Tavernier's personal journey through French cinema, from films he enjoyed as a boy to his own early career, told through portraits of key creative figures
Tout près des étoiles : les danseurs de l'Opéra de Paris = Etoiles : dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the legacy of the famed Paris Opera Ballet by weaving together rehearsals, interviews and snapshots as the dancers work on classical ballets as well as contempary works. Delve into the psychology of dance by talking candidly with some of the biggest stars in dance today, who give perspectives on how and why they endure the emotional and physical hardships of the drive to be on stage
'Round midnight by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film dramatizes the friendship between the aging alcoholic jazz musician, Dale Turner (Dexter Gordon) and a young French jazz fan, Francis Borier (François Cluzet). The story was inspired by the real-life friendship between jazz pianist Bud Powell and Francis Paudras. Dale comes to Paris from New York to play saxophone in the Blue Note cafe. Although his performances are well-attended and well-received, and his friends strictly control his drinking, Dale sneaks away and goes on a binge. He is rescued and befriended by Francis, who, with patience and compassion, restores some of Dale's self-confidence and persuades him to stop drinking. Francis takes Dale into his small apartment where Francis, Dale and Francis' young daughter, Bérengère (Gabrielle Haker), live happily until Dale becomes homesick and decides to return to New York. Francis accompanies him, but is appalled by the drugs, violence and intensity of New York. He returns to Paris without Dale. Sometime later he learns of Dale's death
Capitaine Conan by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in French and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conan, a dedicated career soldier, serves the band of fifty French irregulars under his command in the Great War. After the signing of the 1919 Armistice, Conan lays down his arms but his troops continue to fight
La vie et rien d'autre by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in French and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women search for the men they love in the aftermath of World War I in France. They encounter an imperious army officer, Major Dellaplane, a man obsessed with accounting for France's war casualities. The army wants to forget the mass of missing men and has ordered Dellaplane to find one certifiably French unknown soldier to honor with burial under the Arc de Triomphe. In the course of his mission, Dellaplane learns the fate of the women's loved ones and a shocking secret that may determine the fate of the women themselves
Daddy nostalgie by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in French and English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of reconciliation and family ties. This is the story of a daughter's return to the family villa to spend time with her mother and her dying father. Daddy and daughter have never been close, but they begin to develop a belated bond of intimacy and come to know and understand one another for the first time
Mississippi blues by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in Oxford, Mississippi, discusses and documents the role of the blues among rural Southern Blacks. Footage of performances, including music in Black churches, are mixed with scenes depicting the poverty of rural Southern life
L.627 by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the French anti-drug statute L.627 as its title and collaborating with a fifteen-year veteran of the Paris police, Tavernier plunges into the story of Lulu, a quietly dedicated narcotics cop who becomes part of a small, ill-equiped, but spirited drug squad often taking the law into their own hands
L'appat = Fresh bait by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shocking true story of greed and murder. Getting rich quick is the idea; robbery, torture, and murder are the plan. Nathalie, Eric, and Bruno lure men with the promise of sex with Nathalie. Two men enter the apartment, never to be seen alive again
Taking sides by István Szabó( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Hitler took over power in 1933, many Jewish artists were forced to leave Germany. Wilhelm Furtwängler choose to stay. Though never a member of the party, he was a receipient of honors associated with party membership. However, the conductor often used his position and contacts to save hundreds of Jewish musicians from concentration camps. When U.S. Major Steve Arnold is tasked with the pre-trial investigations, his aim is to prove that the conductor's genius contributed to the Nazi propaganda, while Furtwängler insisted he stayed to bring comfort to the German people with his music
Death watch( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a future civilization where television does virtually anything to get high ratings, a director implants a video camera in the brain of a man he hires to shoot a documentary about a woman who is dying, without her knowing it
Revenge of the Musketeers( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conspiracy to overthrow the King of France leads to courage, passion & adventure
In the electric mist by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on an investigation into a series of grisly murders, veteran detective Dave Robicheaux navigates his way through the Louisiana bayou and the dark, sultry world of New Orleans mobster 'Baby Feet' Balboni. Layers of corruption and long-dead secrets reawaken grudges and a lethal alliance. A tangled web of past and present murders converge in a shocking showdown with stakes that become deeply personal to Robicheaux and his family
 
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Little Bear.

Little Bear Filmproduktionsgesellschaft

Little Bear Films

Little Bear (Firm)

Little Bear Production

Little Bear société de production cinématographique française fondée en janvier 1975 par Bertrand Tavernier

Languages
French (120)

English (50)

Italian (1)