Malle, Louis 1932-1995
Most widely held works about Louis Malle
Most widely held works by Louis Malle
Au revoir les enfants Goodbye, children ( Visual )
62 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,629 libraries worldwide
Tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss between two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true comaraderie, until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Louis Malle's own childhood, the film is an observed tale of courage, cowardice and tragic awakening.
My dinner with André ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,111 libraries worldwide
Two friends, an intense, experimental theater director and a down-to-earth actor, meet over dinner.
Atlantic City ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 861 libraries worldwide
A smalltime, aging Mafia hood falls in love with a clam bar waitress, and they share the spoils of the big score against the backdrop of a changing Atlantic City.
Vanya on 42nd street ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
A new adaptation of Chekhov's drama of people trapped between the harsh reality of their lives and the longings of their hearts.
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in French and English and held by 593 libraries worldwide
Julien is a former paratrooper, who now works for millionaire arms dealer Simon Carala. He is in love with Florence, Carala's wife. They plan to murder him and make it look like a suicide, but Julien forgets a rather important detail. Leaving the engine of his sports car running, he races up to the office to retrieve it, but fate intervenes, and Julien misses his rendezvous with Florence. She spends the night wandering the Parisian streets alone. Meanwhile brash teenager Louis and his girlfriend Veronique decide to "borrow" the car, which launches a disastrous stream of coincidence with sinister consequences.
Au revoir les enfants : a screenplay by Louis Malle ( Book )
34 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 577 libraries worldwide
An autobiographical account of a boy's (Malle) first friendship in a Catholic Boarading school during the German occupation of France.
Lacombe Lucien ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 552 libraries worldwide
The story of a peasant boy in Vichy France, as he chooses between either becoming a Resistance member or a Gestapo recruit while becoming involved with a young Jewish girl.
Les amants ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 468 libraries worldwide
A restless bourgeois French woman finds her eye wandering from both her husband and her lover to an attractive passing stranger.
Le souffle au coeur Murmur of the heart ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in French and held by 436 libraries worldwide
Loosely based on the director's childhood, this film portrays a precocious fifteen-year-old boy as he journeys from childhood to adulthood, his story of sexual maturation, and the unorthodox relationship he has with his free-spirited mother.
Damage ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 429 libraries worldwide
A middle-aged man and his son's fiancee are entangled in an intensely erotic affair that is as irrestible as it is destructive.
Le feu follet ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 422 libraries worldwide
Alain Leroy is a self-destructive writer who is enduring a treatment in a private hospital because of his alcoholism. The doctor only sees the surface problem and declares it time for Alain to leave the hospital. Alain resolves to commit suicide, but first he goes to Paris and tries to reconnect with some old friends.
Malle on Malle by Louis Malle ( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 420 libraries worldwide
Zazie dans le metro ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 412 libraries worldwide
Zazie, an 11-year-old nuisance, must spend a few days with her uncle Noriet, a drag queen, in Paris after her mother goes off with a new lover. She wants nothing more than to ride the subway but a strike by the Paris Metro workers prevents this.
Lacombe Lucien : the complete scenario of the film by Louis Malle : text by Louis Malle ( Book )
19 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 374 libraries worldwide
"Juin 1944, les alliés ont débarqué. Dans le sud-ouest, un jeune paysan tente en vain d'entrer dans la Résistance puis, à la suite d'un concours de circonstances, échoue dans un groupe de français qui collabore avec la Gestapo...
Pretty baby ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 274 libraries worldwide
A photographer obsessed with the prostitutes in New Orleans' red-light district in 1917 is bewitched by a twelve-year-old child prostitute.
Milou en mai May fools ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Set in 1968, this is a colorful and comic portrait of an upper-class family in revolt, a clan that gathers to bury their matriarch and ends up almost killing each other.
Calcutta ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 254 libraries worldwide
"When he was cutting PHANTOM INDIA, Louis Malle found that the footage shot in CALCUTTA was so diverse, intense, and unforgettable that it deserved its own film. The result, released theatrically, is at times shocking - a chaotic portrait of a city racked with social and political turmoil" -- Container.
Milou in May by Louis Malle ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in French and English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
"Mai 1968 : une vieille dame s'éteint dans une grande demeure du sud-ouest. Son fils, Milou, soixante ans, réunit la famille pour l'enterrement alors qu'à Paris c'est l'émeute...
And the pursuit of happiness ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and French and held by 209 libraries worldwide
"In 1986, Louis Malle (himself a transplant to the United States) set out to investigate the ever widening range of immigrant experience in America. Interviewing a variety of newcomers in middle- and working-class communities from coast to coast, Malle paints a generous, humane portrait of their individual struggles in an increasingly polyglot nation"--Container.
Viva Maria ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 196 libraries worldwide
The daughter of an Irish anarchist is on the lam in Mexico circa 1910, hiding with a touring carnival troupe, where she meets singer Jeanne Moreau only to find themselves at the head of an armed peasant revolt.
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