Films du carrosse (Firm)
Most widely held works by Films du carrosse (Firm)
Les quatre cents coups ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in French and English and held by 1,241 libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year-old Antoine Doinet lives in a cramped apartment with his mother and stepfather, neglected by them and unlucky at school. Living an intensely imaginative life of his own he gets into trouble and is finally committed to reform school from which he escapes and runs towards the sea, which he has never seen.
Jules et Jim Jules and Jim ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in French and Italian and held by 794 libraries worldwide
Two friends fall in love with the same woman, who has great difficulty choosing between them. Over the ensuing decades the 3 remain close friends, despite the sexual tension inherent in their situation.
Jules et Jim Jules and Jim ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in French and held by 663 libraries worldwide
Considered Truffaut's greatest film, this is a story of friendship between two artists and their mutual love for the same woman.
Le Dernier métro The last metro ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in French and English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
"A stylish and poignant film about Jewish director Lucas Steiner (Heinz Bennent), who is forced to hide in the basement of his theater during the Nazi occupation while his wife (Catherine Deneuve) stars in its latest production. Romantic tensions mount when she and her leading man (Gérard Depardieu) begin to fall in love with each other. At the same time, a pro-Nazi theater critic ensconces himself in the theater causing stress to the entire cast"--Container.
La nuit américaine ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in French and English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
Frictions and personality clashes beset the making of a romantic film in Nice.
L'enfant sauvage Wild child ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1969 and 2001 in French and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Dramatized account of Dr. Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard's efforts to civilize a young boy who was discovered living wild in a forest. The boy, named Victor, becomes increasingly divided between his longing for the wilderness and his new life with the doctor. Itard, whose teaching strategies survive today in the Montessori Method, is unsure whether he is helping a savage become human or turning a forest child into a semi-civilized idiot.
Le dernier métro Last metro ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 483 libraries worldwide
Paris, 1942. Lucas Steiner is a Jew who feels compelled to leave the country in order to survive the German occupation during WWII. His wife Marion is an actress and a member of the Resistance who goes on to direct the theater for him. She tries to keep the theater alive by rehearsing a new play. She hires Bernard Granger for the leading role. The troupe believes that the show must go on no matter the circumstances. But Lucas never left the country, he is actually hiding in the basement.
Les quatre cents coups Four hundred blows ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in French and held by 460 libraries worldwide
The story of a lonely Parisian youth whose alienation from his parents and teachers propels him into rebellion and small-time crime.
L'histoire d'Adèle H ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in French and English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Adele Hugo's obsessive love affair which led her to run away from home to follow her womanizing lover across an ocean to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Jules et Jim ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 396 libraries worldwide
The friendship of Jules, who is German, and Jim, who is French, and their twenty year love for the same woman.
Baiser volés Stolen kisses ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in French and held by 383 libraries worldwide
The third installment of the Antoine Doinel series. It's now 1968 and the mischevious and perpetually love struck Doinel has been dishonorably discharged from the army and has returned to Paris, where he embarks on a series of ill-fated jobs, finally settling on an amusing stint as a private detective. In his ever-turbulent love life, he finds himself torn between an attractive, serious-minded young violinist and a glamorous, older married woman.
L'enfant sauvage The wild child ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Follows the capture of a young boy found living like an animal in the forest. Dr. Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard of the National Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, Paris, believes the child can be transformed into a civilized being. The doctor removes the boy from the institute into his own home. The boy, named Victor, is divided between his longing for the wilderness and his new life with the doctor. Itard, whose teaching strategies survive today in the Montessori Method, is unsure whether he is helping a savage become human or turning a forest child into a semi-civilized idiot.
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in French and English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Juliette, a bourgeois housewife, is a loving wife and mother whose domestic moments alternate with her days and nights as a call girl.
L'amour en fuite Love on the run ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in French and held by 361 libraries worldwide
The conclusion of the Antoine Doinel series. Antoine is now in his thirties, in the process of divorcing Christine, enjoying moderate success as a novelist, and clinging to his romantic fantasies. The newly single Doinel finds a new object of his affections in Sabine, a record store salesgirl whom he pursues with the belief that without love, one is nothing. Along the way he renews his acquaintance with previous loves and confronts his past.
Domicile conjugal Bed and board ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in French and held by 357 libraries worldwide
The fourth installment of the Antoine Doinel series. Antoine is now 26, married and expecting his first child. He is also still struggling to find steady work. Antoine and Christine become the proud parents of a son, but Antoine soon tires of domesticity and when he meets a Japanese woman at his new job he falls in love and has an affair.
La mariée etait en noir ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in French and held by 325 libraries worldwide
After a bridegroom is shot on the steps of the church on his wedding day, his widow traces the group of men responsible and eliminates them one by one.
Les quatre cents coups The 400 blows ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in French and Undetermined and held by 325 libraries worldwide
The semi-autobiographical story of fourteen-year-old Antoine Doinel, portraying his aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime. Also includes the short film, Antoine and Colette, which originally appeared as part of the film L'amour à vingt ans, picking up Antoine's story a few years later, when he is living on his own and pursuing his first love affair, initiating a lifelong career of quixotic dreams and amorous restlessness.
Les quatre cents coups ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year-old Antoine Doinet lives in a cramped apartment with his mother and stepfather, neglected by them and unlucky at school. Living an intense imaginative life of his own he gets into trouble and is finally committed to reform school from which he escapes and runs towards the sea, which he has never seen.
The adventures of Antoine Doinel five films ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Five films featuring the enthusiastic, melancholic, and hopelessy romantic trouble maker Antoine Doinel, played by Jean-Pierre Léaud. The films take Doinel from his troubled childhood through myriad frustrations and romantic entanglements, from his stormy teens through marriage, children, divorce, and adulthood.
Vivement dimanche Confidentially yours ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in French and held by 257 libraries worldwide
When businessman Julien Vercel is accused of murdering his wife and her lover, he hides in his office to avoid capture. It is up to his secretary Barbara, who is secretly in love with him, to prove his innocence.
Actresses Comedy films Comedy films Compulsive behavior Criminal behavior Doinel, Antoine (Fictitious character) Drama Feature films Feature films Feral children Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Foreign films France France--Paris Friendship German Occupation of France (1940-1945) Historical films History Hugo, Adèle,--1830-1915 Itard, Jean Marc Gaspard,--1775-1838 Jewish men Love Male juvenile delinquents Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Motion picture industry Motion pictures Motion pictures Motion pictures, French New wave films New wave films Parent and child Prostitutes Revenge Roché, Henri Pierre,--1879-1959 Romance films Short films Teacher-student relationships Teenage boys Theater--Production and direction Theatrical companies Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Truffaut, François Underground movements, War Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films World War (1939-1945)