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Little Bear Production

Works: 95 works in 286 publications in 3 languages and 4,461 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Dark comedy films  Film noir  Musical films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Little Bear Production
In the electric mist by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie "Baby Feet" Balboni returns to New Orleans, this time as co-producer on a Hollywood movie set, setting Lt. Dave Robicheaux on a quest to prove the mobster is linked to a series of brutal murders of young women
Un dimanche à la campagne by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in French and held by 479 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 by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in French and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An inspired rendering of Jim Thompson's pulp novel Pop. 1280, Bertrand Tavernier's Coup de torchon (Clean Slate) deftly transplants the story of an inept police chief- turned-heartless killer and his scrappy mistress from the American South to French West Africa. Featuring pitch-perfect performances by Philippe Noiret and Isabelle Huppert, this striking neo-noir straddles the line between violence and lyricism with dark humor and visual elegance, perfectly captured by Criterion's glorious new anamorphic transfer."--Website
Let's get lost by Bruce Weber( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 299 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 )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in French and held by 288 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
Ça commence aujourd'hui = It all starts today by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in French and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teacher struggles to make a difference in the lives of his students
Tout près des étoiles : les danseurs de l'Opéra de Paris = Etoiles : dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 204 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
Voyage à travers le cinéma français = My journey through French cinema by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 196 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
'Round midnight by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 195 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 )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in French and held by 188 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 )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in French and held by 148 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 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The setting is the Riviera in autumn. A retired English businessman has just been through heart surgery but it has, apparently, done little to relieve his constant pain or improve his long-term survival prospects. During his recuperation Caroline, his adult daughter, comes from Paris to be with him and her mother, Miche, and she and her father begin to communicate as adults for the first time."--Container
Mississippi blues by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 98 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 91 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 )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in French and held by 87 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 : der Fall Furtwängler by István Szabó( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After Hitler took over power in 1933, many Jewish artists were forced to leave Germany. Wilhelm Furtwängler chose to stay, serving as one of Germany's foremost cultural assets. Though never a member of the Party, Furtwängler was the recipient of government honors and appointments associated with Party members. However, the conductor often used his position and contacts to save hundreds of Jewish musicians from the concentration camp. When Major Steve Arnold (Harvey Keitel) is given the task of carrying out pre-trial investigations against Furtwängler, his aim is to prove that the conductor's artistic genius contributed to the Nazi propaganda machine and their destructive ideology. Conversely, Furtwängler insists he chose to stay to bring comfort to the German people with his music. Taking Sides is that rare film that demands the audience to take a position on an issue: in this case, the complicity or innocence of Wilhelm Furtwängler"--Container
Death watch( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a future civilization where television does virtually anything to get high ratings, a film director implants a video camera in the brain of a man who shoots a documentary about a dying woman, without her knowledge
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
The French minister( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thierry Lhermitte is a comic force of nature as the foreign minister Alexandre Taillard de Worms, who hurtles around the titular offices like a talking tornado. Frantically shielding him from imminent disaster every day are naïve graduate Arthur Vlaminck (Raphaël Personnaz) and world-weary chief of staff Claude Maupas (Niels Arestrup). As they manage crisis after crisis on the political front, the threat of an international war looms, bringing the stakes ever higher -- and the madness more frenzied!"--Alliance Française French Film Festival website
Veillées d'armes histoire du journalisme en temps de guerre by Marcel Ophüls( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in French and English and held by 30 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 Lévy, 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
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Laissez-passer = Safe conduct
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Little Bear société de production cinématographique française fondée en janvier 1975 par Bertrand Tavernier

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