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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 )

163 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,213 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 1,575 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 )

42 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined 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 Malle( Visual )

81 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,059 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
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud = Elevator to the gallows by Louis Malle( Visual )

113 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 968 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 )

100 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 953 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
Le souffle au coeur = Murmur of the heart by Louis Malle( Visual )

73 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Synopsis: Louis Malle's critically acclaimed Murmur of the Heart (Le souffle au coeur) gracefully combines elements of comedy, drama, and autobiography in a candid portrait of a precocious adolescent boy's sexual maturation. Both shocking and deeply poignant, this is one of the finest coming-of-age films ever made."--Website
Zazie dans le métro by Louis Malle( Visual )

87 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zazie, une petite fille de dix ans, débarque à Paris. Sa mère qui est venue passer le week-end avec son amant, la confie à son oncle Gabriel. Dans le taxi de Charles, Gabriel lui montre les monuments de la capitale, mais Zazie s'en moque. Ce qu'elle veut, c'est connaître le métro. Hélas ! A sa grande déception, le métro est en grève
Au revoir les enfants : a screenplay by Louis Malle( Book )

91 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 730 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 )

98 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 697 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 )

65 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 674 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 )

53 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 577 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
Pretty baby by Louis Malle( Visual )

53 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 528 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 )

49 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 488 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
Damage by Louis Malle( Visual )

58 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged man and his son's fiancée are entangled in an intensely erotic affair that is as irrestible as it is destructive
Calcutta by Louis Malle( Visual )

35 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 396 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 )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 370 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 )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 365 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
Viva Maria! by Louis Malle( Visual )

38 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee zangeresjes die allebei Maria heten, worden verliefd op de leider van de revolutie in Mexico
Spirits of the dead by Roger Vadim( Visual )

15 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in French and English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metzengerstein is the tale of a young woman who believes the spirit of the cousin she loved, killed in a stable fire she started, is in a horse that escaped. William Wilson is the story of a mean-spirited Austrian officer who kills his doppelgaÌn̤ger in a duel. Toby Dammit is about a film star who takes off on a drunken spree after his film is completed
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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 réalisateur français

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

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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