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Malle, Louis 1932-1995

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Au revoir les enfants Goodbye, children by Louis Malle ( Visual )
135 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 2,162 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 )
47 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two friends, an intense, experimental theater director and a down-to-earth actor, meet over dinner in a New York restaurant and discuss their innermost feelings
Vanya on 42nd Street by Louis Malle ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,099 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 )
75 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 1,079 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
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud by Louis Malle ( Visual )
80 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 942 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
Lacombe Lucien by Louis Malle ( Visual )
73 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces a young peasantś journey from potential Resistance member to Gestapo recruit. At once the story of a nation and one troubled boyś horrific coming of age, the disquieting portrait of lost innocence and guilt
Zazie dans le métro by Louis Malle ( Visual )
55 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 689 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 )
62 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 677 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 )
44 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 576 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 )
43 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 524 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 )
9 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in French and held by 502 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 )
43 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 497 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
Damage by Louis Malle ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 472 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 )
33 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on the ghosts of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe, this drama is a suspenseful account of the last forty-eight hours of a man marked by suicide. A self-absorbed alcoholic writer leaves a clinic determined to kill himself, but decides to discover if any of his friends can give him a reason to change his mind. The author, Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, whose 1931 novel formed the basis of the film, killed himself in 1945 after having collaborated with the Nazis
Black moon by Louis Malle ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 329 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
Calcutta by Louis Malle ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 325 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
Milou en mai May fools ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in French and held by 242 WorldCat member 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
Viva Maria! by Louis Malle ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two women, a dancing team-turned-striptease sensation, both fall in love with the same man
And the pursuit of happiness ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and French and held by 231 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 ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and French and held by 225 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
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Malle, Louis
マル, ルイ
French (473)
English (281)
German (96)
Spanish (15)
Italian (10)
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