Most widely held works by André Dussollier
Un long dimanche de fiançailles A very long engagement ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 1,065 libraries worldwide
In 1920, country girl Mathilde is living in Brittany with her aunt and uncle when she learns that her fiancé Manech was one of five French soldiers condemned to a barbarous death by their own side. Court-martialed for intentionally wounding themselves, their punishment is to be thrown into no man's land, unarmed and with their hands tied behind their backs. But Manech may have survived. Hiring a dogged old bird of a private detective and a lawyer to aid her, Mathilde is off on an adventure. She pursues her sleuthing through a flurry of letters, documents, and private interviews--hunting down the soldiers who were in the trenches with Manech--along with their lovers and relatives. She also discovers that she has a sort of doppelgänger: a Corsican prostitute pursuing a parallel investigation for another of the five, and murdering anyone who did her own beloved mate wrong. Mathilde will have to hurry to follow the clues piecing the story together before they are lost forever.
Ne le dis à personne Tell no one ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 941 libraries worldwide
"[P]ediatrician Alexandre Beck ... still grieves the murder of his beloved wife, Margot, eight years earlier. When two bodies are uncovered near where Margot's body was found, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes a suspect again. The mystery deepens when Alex receives an anonymous e-mail with a link to a video clip that seems to suggest Margot is somehow still alive and a message to 'Tell no one'."--Container.
Micmacs a tire-larigot ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and held by 528 libraries worldwide
First it was a mine that exploded in the Moroccan desert. Years later, it was a stray bullet that lodged in his brain. Bazil doesn't have much luck with weapons. Released from the hospital after his accident, Bazil is homeless. Luckily, he is taken in by a motley crew of junkyard dealers living in a veritable Ali Baba's cave. One day, while out walking, Bazil recognizes the logos of the weapons manufacturers that caused his misfortune, and sets out with his wacky friends to take revenge.
Un cœur en hiver A heart in winter ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in French and English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Camille, a concert violinist, becomes intrigued by her lover's business partner, Stephane. She interprets his distance as a sign of intellectual seduction. The love triangle that develops reveals the complexity and imperfection of the three characters.
Le colonel Chabert ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in French and held by 370 libraries worldwide
Story of a French army officer who, after being taken for dead, finds it impossible to reclaim his identity.
Les herbes folles ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 359 libraries worldwide
A lost wallet opens the door to Georges and Marguerite's romantic adventure. After examining the ID of its owner, it is not a simple matter for Georges to turn the wallet he has found into the police. Nor can Marguerite retrieve her wallet without being piqued with curiosity about the person who found it. As George and Marguerite navigate the social protocols of giving and acknowledging thanks, turbulence enters their everyday lives.
3 hommes et un couffin ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 325 libraries worldwide
"Life will never be the same again for womanizing roommates Pierre, Jacques and Michel when a basket bearing a small infant - presumably the by-product of one Jacques' passion plays - suddenly arrives on their doorstep." --Container.
Un cœur en hiver ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 324 libraries worldwide
In this story of music, seduction and unrequited love, a beautiful, passionate concert violinist is betrayed by a man whose heart is hopelessly locked in a winter of its own creation.
Cœurs Private fears in public places ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Interweaves multiple stories set in a magically snowbound Paris where six lonely souls converge and commingle in their search for lasting connections.
Perceval le Gallois ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and held by 248 libraries worldwide
A stylized film adaptation of Chrétien de Troyes' 12th century Arthurian romance featuring the knight Perceval.
Lemming ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 244 libraries worldwide
The story of a troubled relationship festering between two couples: young Alain Getty, a home automation engineer, and his wife, sweet Bénédicte; and middle-aged André, Alain's boss, who is married to the mysterious Alice. Their encounter does not leave the young couple's harmony unscathed. The discovery of a mysterious rodent's corpse blocking the waste pipe of their kitchen sink does nothing to help and portends the bursting of irrationality into a hitherto orderly life.
3 hommes et un couffin ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in French and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Three clueless and hedonistic bachelors are forced to trade dames for diapers when an infant is left on their doorstep.
36th precinct ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 173 libraries worldwide
In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies. Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops seeking promotion and the imminent departure of the chief sets the scene for them to compete for the vacant throne. The competition between them becomes increasingly ruthless and blurs the usual lines of morality until there seems no difference between the police and the criminals they chase.
Le beau mariage A good marriage ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in French and held by 147 libraries worldwide
An impulsive young art student, tired of the complications of freedom and insecurity, ends an affair with a painter and decides she wants to get married. She picks out a prosperous lawyer and confidently sets out to catch him, only to be ensnared by her increasingly obsessive scheming when she refuses to accept his polite indifference.
Le couple témoin The model couple ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 114 libraries worldwide
The French Ministry of the Future chooses two "normal", white, middle-class citizens for a national experiment. They will be monitored and displayed on television in a model apartment outfitted with state-of-the-art products and non-stop surveillance--the template for "a new city for the new man." -- container.
Tanguy ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in French and held by 83 libraries worldwide
"The story of Paul and Edith Guetz, a wealthy couple in their forties, who can no longer tolerate their perfect 28-year-old son, Tanguy, who still lives under his parents roof. The Guetz' decide to do everything in their power to make their charming and brilliant son leave his comfortable existence. Unfortunately, it will take much more than they expected."--Container.
L'amour à mort ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 80 libraries worldwide
"Elisabeth and Simon have been together as a couple for only a few months when Simon dies. To everyone's surprise he revives after a few minutes and appears to be quite healthy again. The couple's relationship appears to become more intense, but Simon is unable to come to terms with his near-death experience, feeling an irresistible desire to withdraw from life. Their friends Judith and Jérôme, a married couple of Protestant pastors, try to rationalise how Simon and Elisabeth must feel, offering guidance and consolation through theological and philosophical discussions, but the couple are beyond the reach of human understanding or explanation, and the pervasive and persuasive music of 'the other,' of a love beyond death, exerts an irresistible attraction."--www.dvdtimes.co.uk.
The delirious fictions of William Klein ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 78 libraries worldwide
William Klein's explosive New York street photography made him one of the most heralded artists of the sixties. An American expatriate in Paris, Klein has also been making challenging cinema for more than forty years, yet with the exception of his acclaimed documentary Muhammad Ali, the Greatest, his film work is barely known in the United States. In his three fiction features -- Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?, Mr. Freedom, and The Model Couple -- he skewers the fashion industry, American empire, and governmental mind control with hilarious, cutting aplomb. Today Klein's politically galvanizing social critiques seem even more acute than the works of the better-known New Wavers. These are colorful, surreal antidotes to all forms of social oppression.
Dark portals the chronicles of Vidocq ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 71 libraries worldwide
In 1830 an infamous detective disappears in the middle of a busy city, the abduction unexplainable. With the police still empty handed, the detective's assistant takes things into his own hands, going into the underworld of Paris to find the detective.
Toute une vie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Lelouch's story of the parallel lives of a man and a woman who were destined for each other.
Accident victims Action and adventure films Comedy films Comedy films Criminal behavior Dating (Social customs) Drama Electronic mail messages Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Foreign films France France--Paris Historical films History Junk trade Justice, Administration of--Political aspects Lost articles Love stories Man-woman relationships Married people Melodrama Men--Sexual behavior Military discipline Missing in action--Family relationships Mistaken identity Motion pictures Motion pictures, French Murder Murder victims' families Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815) Pediatricians Perceval (Legendary character) Revenge Robbery Romance films Suicide Thrillers (Motion pictures) Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Veterans Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films Weapons industry Wives Women--Sexual behavior Women violinists World War (1914-1918)
Dussolier, André 1946-
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