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Malle, Louis 1932-1995

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Most widely held works by Louis Malle
Au revoir les enfants by Louis Malle( Visual )

122 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the directorś life, this film chronicles Malleś experiences during the German occupation of France in World War II. Julien (Malle) is 12 years old, and the smartest boy in his class at boarding school when a new student appears. The two form a friendship even though Julien senses that there is something different about his new friend
My dinner with Andre by Louis Malle( Visual )

49 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An actor has dinner with his friend, a theater director, at an Upper West Side restaurant. Together they discuss everything from money to death to love and all the superstition in between. Playing variations on their own New York-honed personas, the two dive in with introspective, intellectual gusto. All captured in a delicate, but artful detachment
Vanya on 42nd Street by Louis Malle( Visual )

47 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of actors meet to rehearse Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and find the same conflicts in their own lives as are dealt with in the play
Atlantic City by Louis Malle( Visual )

58 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,061 WorldCat member 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. DVD
Lacombe Lucien by Louis Malle( Visual )

80 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first French films to address the issue of collaboration during the German Occupation, Louis Malle's brave and controversial Lacombe Lucien traces a young peasant's journey from potential Resistance member to Gestapo recruit. At once the story of a nation and one troubled boy's horrific coming of age, the film is a disquieting portrait of lost innocence and guilt
Zazie dans le métro by Louis Malle( Visual )

60 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zazie is an energetic, saucy little girl from the suburbs who comes to Paris with her mother Jeanne for the weekend. Jeanne has an urgent appointment with her lover, so Uncle Gabby will be looking after Zazie. Zazie particularly wants to ride the Metro--the subway--but the train staff is on strike. So after the obligatory sightseeing trip to the Eiffel Tower, Zazie loses her uncle and embarks on a series of madcap, rather Rabelaisian adventures. While visually borrowing from silent films and cartoons, there is quite a lot of humor, social satire, cultural and linguistic commentary (drawn directly from the novel) that is incomprehensible without a thorough knowledge of French history and culture in the post-war period. To the average American viewer, it is best approached as a surrealistic, farcical slice of French life and enjoyed accordingly
Au revoir les enfants : a screenplay by Louis Malle( Book )

77 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical account of a boy's (Malle) first friendship in a Catholic Boarading school during the German occupation of France
Les amants by Louis Malle( Visual )

45 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A restless bourgeois French woman finds her eye wandering from both her husband and her lover to an attractive passing stranger
Lacombe Lucien : the complete scenario of the film by Louis Malle : text by Louis Malle( Book )

52 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a superb music score by Django Reinhardt, this is a Louis Malle film about the German occupation of France. Based on his own experiences in France during the occupation, Malle's film does not paint a pretty picture of the French Resistance and eventually he emigrated to America because of the critical reaction to this film. Essentially the tale of a young boy who wants to join the Resistance but is shunned by them because of his youth, he joins the Gestapo. Unfortunately, he then falls in love with a young Jewish girl. Push comes to shove and he suddenly has the unsympathetic Resistance and the Gestapo hot on his trail. Not a pretty picture of either side
Le souffle au coeur Murmur of the heart( Visual )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 521 WorldCat member 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
Pretty baby by Louis Malle( Visual )

44 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member 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
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud by Louis Malle( Visual )

41 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member 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
Damage by Louis Malle( Visual )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member 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 by Louis Malle( Visual )

32 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Although he is constantly distressed, he leaves the hospital and tries to meet good old days' friends. None of them will be helpful, increasing Alain's distress
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud Elevator to the gallows( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in French and English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and fear produce death in this murder drama. The plot to murder his lover's husband backfires when Tavernier is charged with two other murders
Milou en mai May fools by Louis Malle( Visual )

61 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1968, a comic portrait of an upper-class family in revolt, a clan that gathers to bury their matriarch and ends up almost killing each other
Black moon by Louis Malle( Visual )

38 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After skirting the horrors of an unidentified war being waged in an anonymous countryside, a beautiful young woman takes refuge in a remote farmhouse where she becomes embroiled in the surreal domestic odyssey of a mysterious family
Calcutta by Louis Malle( Visual )

44 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary film of the minute details of individual lives and situations of poverty in the overpopulated and impoverished city of Calcutta
Le souffle au cœur Murmur of the heart by Louis Malle( Visual )

43 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A candid portrait of one boy's journey from childhood to adulthood. A precocious fifteen-year-old boy's sexual maturation and unorthodox relationship with his free-spirited mother is both shocking and deeply poignant
Viva Maria! by Louis Malle( Visual )

32 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women, a dancing team-turned-striptease sensation, both fall in love with the same man
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Malle, Louis

マル, ルイ

Atlantic CityAu revoir les enfants : a screenplayLacombe Lucien : the complete scenario of the film by Louis Malle : textPretty babyDamageViva Maria!Malle on Malle