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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 )

129 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during World War II, a French boy at a Catholic boarding school befriends a new student and discovers that the school officials are hiding him from the Nazis because he is Jewish
My dinner with André by Louis Malle( Visual )

51 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,576 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
Vanya on 42nd Street by Louis Malle( Visual )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,071 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 Matte( Visual )

50 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,013 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
Lacombe, Lucien by Louis Malle( Visual )

74 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 912 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
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud = Elevator to the gallows by Louis Malle( Visual )

80 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 882 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
Le souffle au coeur = Murmur of the heart by Louis Malle( Visual )

47 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Oedipal comedy, set in France in 1954, is a tender story of the intellectual, moral and sexual awakening of an adolescent boy
Zazie dans le métro by Louis Malle( Visual )

64 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 678 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 )

49 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 651 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 = The lovers by Louis Malle( Visual )

68 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sensuous but bored provincial wife attempts to find love and a more meaningful life in an adulterous relationship with a younger man. Truffaut called the film "the first night of love in the cinema." The film's guiltless treatment of an illicit affair, however, caused a furor of protest and censorship upon its release. It also made an international star of Jeanne Moreau
Le feu follet = The fire within by Louis Malle( Visual )

41 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in French and English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After garnering international acclaim for such seminal crowd-pleasers as The Lovers and Zazie dans le métro, Louis Malle gave his fans a shock with The Fire Within (Le feu follet), a penetrating study of individual and social inertia. Maurice Ronet (Elevator to the Gallows), in an implosive, haunted performance, plays Alain Leroy, a self-destructive writer who resolves to kill himself and spends the next twenty-four hours trying to reconnect with a host of wayward friends. Unsparing in its portrait of Alain's inner turmoil and shot with remarkable clarity, The Fire Within is one of Malle's darkest and most personal films
Lacombe Lucien : the complete scenario of the film by Louis Malle : text by Louis Malle( Book )

29 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juin 1944, un jeune paysan devient auxiliaire français de la Gestapo et tombe amoureux de France, une jeune Juive. Ce scénario dédié à l'adaptation cinématographique initie les élèves aux rapports entre littérature et cinéma. Le dossier insiste sur les conditions de son écriture et le met en perspective à travers des groupements thématiques
Pretty baby by Louis Malle( Visual )

37 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographer obsessed with the prostitutes in New Orleans' red-light district, circa 1917, is bewitched by a twelve-year-old child prostitute
Black moon by Louis Malle( Visual )

31 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 465 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. Evocatively shot by cinematographer Sven Nykvist, 'Black Moon' is a Freudian tale of adolescent sexuality set in a post-apocalyptic world of shifting identities and talking animals. It's a cinematic daydream like no other
Damage by Louis Malle( Visual )

48 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 450 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
Calcutta by Louis Malle( Visual )

26 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 432 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
And the pursuit of happiness by Louis Malle( Visual )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member 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
God's country by Louis Malle( Visual )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1979, Louis Malle traveled into the heart of Minnesota to capture the everyday lives of the men and women of a prosperous farming community. He returned six years later, during Ronald Reagan's second term, to find drastic economic decline. Free of stereotypes about America's heartland, GOD'S COUNTRY, commissioned for American public television, is a stunning work of emotional and political clarity"--Container
Milou en mai = May fools by Louis Malle( Visual )

54 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 352 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
Viva Maria! by Louis Malle( Visual )

30 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member 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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Alternative Names
Louis Malle cineasta

Louis Malle francia filmrendező

Louis Malle francouzský filmový režisér a scenárista

Louis Malle francuski reżyser filmowy

Louis Malle Frans filmregisseur

Louis Malle französischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Louis Malle French film director, screenwriter, and producer

Louis Malle regista francese

Ludovicus Malle

Malle, Louis

Λουί Μαλ

Луи Мал

Луи Маль

Луі Маль

Луј Мал

Լուի Մալ

לואיס מאל שחקן צרפתי

لويس مال

لویی مال فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان فرانسوی

ലൂയി മാൽ

ლუი მალი

루이 말

말, 루이 1932-1995

マル, ルイ



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