Films du losange (Firm)
Most widely held works about Films du losange (Firm)
Most widely held works by Films du losange (Firm)
Hitlerjunge Salomon ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in German and Russian and held by 1,235 libraries worldwide
This film dramatizes the bizarre but true story of Saloman 'Solly' Perel, a Jew who avoided the concentration camps and certain death by hiding in plain sight. After Kristallnacht, his family flees to Poland, but soon after Solly has lost his brother and is alone, living by luck and wits. Solly finds himself in a series of adventures: in a Russian orphanage, captured by a German unit, celebrated as a hero, and sent in triumph to a Hitler Youth School. Although born on the same day as the Führer, Solly is circumcised and so must avoid intimate encounters. He fends off both a homosexual Nazi and a beautiful, virulently anti-Semitic girlfriend who's dying to conceive an Aryan child for the Fatherland. Despite some narrow escapes, Solly thrives through the chaos, as it seems a higher power is keeping an eye on him.
Caché Hidden ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in French and German and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
A talk show host and his wife and son seem to be living an ideal life until clandestinely-filmed videotapes of their private lives start to show up on their front porch. As the tapes reveal more secrets, the resulting stress and fear leads to conflict, obsession, and deceit for the couple and brings back episodes from the husband's childhood when he wronged a young Algerian boy.
Danton ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in French and English and held by 963 libraries worldwide
Georges Danton, the popular revolutionary leader, returns to Paris at a time when the new Republic is in disarray. Robespierre and his allies have set up a monstrous dictatorship, beginning the infamous "Reign of Terror." Danton pleads with the people for an end to the bloodshed which violates the spirit of their revolution.
La virgen de los sicarios Our lady of the assassins ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 478 libraries worldwide
An older writer, Fernando, returns to his hometown, Medellin, Colombia. There he falls in love with 16-year-old assassin, Alexis. After Alexis is killed, Fernando hunts for his killer in the Medellin slums and falls in love with Wilmar, a boy who resembles Alexis.
Raja ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in French and held by 443 libraries worldwide
Raja is a nineteen year old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt westerner living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama about a wealthy middle-aged Frenchman's complex relationship with local youth. Fred's attempts to seduce Raja, and their mutual attempt at manipulation, are fractured by their gross disparity of income, age and cultural sophistication.
Le genou de Claire ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in French and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Satirizes a diplomat's sexual temptations. On vacation without his fiancée, he flirts with a brash, charming nymphet, while harboring a secret, peculiar obsession for her stunning teenage sister.
Koko a talking gorilla ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
Koko, a Talking Gorilla is a documentary from 1978 that observes a zoo-born female gorilla in the fifth year of an experiment in human-simian communications. Dr. Penny Patterson has taught Koko hundreds of sign-language words in American Sign Language. Observing Koko's daily routine, her responses, her rejection of a new yellow sweater for her worn older red one, and her initiation of new subjects in conversation prompts more questions than it answers. What separates man from animal? The ability to construct a society, to speak, or to understand complex thought? No matter the conclusions, the film remains a compelling document of a fascinating experiment.
Ma nuit chez Maud ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in French and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Jean-Louis Trintignant plays an engineer seeking the perfect mate. Just when he thinks he has found her, he finds himself accidentally spending the night sharing the bed of a seductive divorcee, Maud.
Le Tartuffe pièce en cinq actes = Tartuffe : a play in five acts ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Adaptation of Molière's play about the havoc created in a rich merchant's household when he falls under the influence of a charismatic and hypocritical religious zealot.
Six contes moraux. VI, L'amour, l'après-midi Six moral tales. VI, Love in the afternoon ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in French and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Though happily married to his adoring wife, Hélène, with whom he is expecting a second child, the thoroughly bourgeois business executive Frédéric cannot banish from his mind the multitude of attractive Parisian women who pass him by every day. His flirtations and fantasies remain harmless until Chloe, an audacious, unencumbered old flame, shows up at his office and presents the first genuine threat to his marriage.
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.
Six in Paris ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in French and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Six directors release six vignettes set in different sections of Paris. Includes: Saint-Germain-des-Pres (Douchet); Gare du Nord (Rouch); Rue Saint-Denis (Pollet); Place de l'Etoile (Rhomer); Montparnasse and Levallois (Godard); and La Muette (Chabrol).
Six contes moraux ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in French and Undetermined and held by 225 libraries worldwide
"A succession of jousts between fragile men and the women who tempt them"--Container.
Le Genou de Claire Claire's knee ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in French and English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Satirizes a diplomat's sexual temptations. On vacation without his fiance, he flirts with a brash, charming nymphet, while harboring a secret, peculiar obsession for her stunning teenage sister.
Conte d'automne Autumn tale ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 202 libraries worldwide
In the fourth tale of "Tales of the four seasons" by director Eric Rohmer, Magali is a 45-year old winegrower whose children have just left home and whose friends are trying to find her a man.
L'amour, l'après-midi ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in French and held by 190 libraries worldwide
A successful young executive living in the suburbs with his wife and baby finds himself attracted to, and then entangled with, another woman from his past.
La collectionneuse Collector-girl ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in French and held by 181 libraries worldwide
A witty and erotic look at the theme of resisting sexual temptations. Two older men spend their holidays in a house near St. Tropez with a beautiful young girl who collects men the way some people collect art. Both men try to resist being added to her collection, but soon fall victim to her charm.
L'ami de mon amie My girlfriend's boyfriend ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in French and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Set outside Paris, the film follows the lives and loves of two very different young women.
Maîtresse ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in French and held by 179 libraries worldwide
A young man stumbles into a subterranean world of sadomasochism when he is implicated in a burglary of a Paris apartment. The apartment's mistress runs a two-floor operation, respectibility above and a dungeon of punishment-seeking clients below.
Un amour de Swann Swann in love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Set in Paris in the 1890s, Swann falls in love with a young courtesan, and soon finds himself tormented by his unrelenting sexual desire.
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