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Facets Multimedia (Chicago, Ill.)

Works: 649 works in 859 publications in 10 languages and 12,300 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Nonfiction films  Social problem films  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations  Television mini-series 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Ill.) Facets Multimedia (Chicago
Most widely held works by Ill.) Facets Multimedia (Chicago
At the death house door( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 420 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
Medea by Lars von Trier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Danish and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea seeks vengeance against Jason after he betrays her in a search for the golden fleece
Heimat : a chronicle of Germany( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 327 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
Korolʹ Lir = King Lear by Grigori Kozintsev( Visual )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in Russian and English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaption of Shakespeareś tragedy in which an old king foolishly tries to divide his kingdom among his three daughters
Not of this world by Peter Kolosimo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 236 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 Stan Neumann( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 214 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
Khānah siyāh ast = The house is black( Visual )

1 edition 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 )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En este romance con alegría surrealista, un poeta llamado Oliverio (Darío Grandinetti) vive de su ingenio en Buenos Aires, ganando dólares al recitar sus poemas a los automovilistas que pasa que se detienen en las luces rojas o de vez en cuando el comercio de un poema de un filete de un restaurador simpático. Sus amigos son un excéntrico escultor canadiense y la muerte (Nacha Guevara) a sí mismo, que a menudo se le anima a conseguir un trabajo regular. Cuando se cansa de la mujer está durmiendo con su cama se convierte en una puerta de entrada a otros lugares, y que simplemente desaparecen. Todo esto cambia un poco cuando se enamora de una clase alta (y, evidentemente, con mucho talento) prostituta. Sus sesiones de hacer el amor, literalmente, como resultado de la levitación de pareja. Cada vez más obsesionado con el cumplimiento de sus honorarios, el poeta de espíritu libre consigue un trabajo en la publicidad. En un momento dado, su encuentro sexual, literalmente, envía volando sobre la ciudad. "(Clarke Fountain, Rovi)
Delbaran( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Persian and held by 172 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
Congorama by Philippe Falardeau( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 171 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
Facets African-American video guide by Patrick Ogle( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Botín de guerra = Spoils of war( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 167 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
Enrico IV = Henry IV by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 166 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."
Tango our dance = Tango baile nuestro( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 162 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"--Container
Dama s sobachkoĭ by Iossif Heifitz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Russian and held by 149 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 )

2 editions published in 2008 in Arabic and held by 144 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Czech and held by 143 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 143 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
The Harry Langdon collection : lost and found( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Langdon's comic persona of the wide-eyed innocent bewildered by the world around him was developed in classic shorts
Facets gay & lesbian video guide by Patrick Z McGavin( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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El lado oscuro del corazón = The dark side of the heart
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