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Brach, Gérard

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The name of the rose by Jean-Jacques Annaud ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Todo comienza una hermosa mañana de finales de noviembre del año 1327 cuando Fray Guillermo de Baskerville (Sean Connery), un monje franciscano y antiguo inquisidor, y su inseparable discípulo el novicio Adso de Melk (Christian Slater), que es quien relata la historia, acuden a una abadía benedictina situada en el norte de la península italiana para intentar esclarecer la muerte del joven miniaturista Adelmo da Otranto. Durante su estancia en la abadía van desapareciendo misteriosamente más monjes, a quienes encuentran muertos al poco tiempo. Lentamente, y gracias a la información aportada por algunos monjes, Guillermo va esclareciendo los hechos. El móvil de los crímenes parecen ser unos antiguos tratados sobre la licitud de la risa que se encuentran en la biblioteca del complejo, de la cual se dice que es la mayor del mundo cristiano. ¿Quién es el asesino? ¿Qué hicieron sus víctimas para morir asesinadas? Nadie lo sabe." --AVH web site
Repulsion by Roman Polanski ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carol is a fragile, frigid young Belgian beauty cracking up over the course of a terrifying weekend. Left alone by her vacationing sister in their London flat, she finds herself haunted by specters, real and imagined, as her insanity grows to a violent pitch
Tess by Roman Polanski ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic romance, Tess Darbeyville, a beautiful young peasant in late 19th century England, seeks her fortune with the wealthy D'Urbervilles, whom her family believes to be distant relatives. Although Tess rejects the advances of the D'Urberville's son Alex, he forcibly seduces her, leaving her pregnant and alone. After her sickly baby dies, Tess falls in love with Angel, a parson's son, who abandons her on their wedding night after she confesses her past "sin." This forces Tess to return to Alex, a fateful decision with tragic consequences
Jean de Florette by Claude Berri ( Visual )
55 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Jean Cadoret, a man who inherits a farm from his mother and foolishly hopes to become a gentleman farmer. But even before he arrives, his powerful neighbor is plotting to steal his land
Manon des sources Jean de Florette 2ème partie by Claude Berri ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten years have passed since the tragic events of Jean de Florette. Jean's daughter Manon is now a beautiful young sherpardess. The frustrated Ugolin is desparately in love with her, but Manon is repulsed by the hapless man's pursuit. After cutting off the town's water supply, Manon appears to accuse the Soubeyrans of killing her father. Ugolin, remorseful over his role in her father's death, throws himself at her feet. But her public rejection of him proves too much to bear, and leads to a tragedy that nearly destroys César. The final blow comes to the old man when he learns the truth about Jean, the son of Florette
The fearless vampire killers, or, Pardon me, but your teeth are in my neck by Roman Polanski ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A spoof of old vampire films finds a young maiden kidnapped by a Jewish vampire and his gay son
Quest for fire by Jean-Jacques Annaud ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hace 80.000 años la supervivencia del hombre en una tierra inexplorada y desconocida dependía de la posesión del fuego, una forma de combatir el frío y ahuyentar a las fieras. La tribu de los Ulam lo tenía, sabían cuidarlo y usarlo pero no sabían crearlo;de modo que preservarlo era su gran desafío. Cuando un torpe Ulam resbala y cae sobre el fuego apagándolo, la tribu sabe que su existencia está gravemente amenazada. Tres hombres comienzan su propia búsqueda de la preciada llama para devolvérsela a los Ulam
The Lover ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A poor French teenager embarks on a torrid love affair with a wealthy Chinese man in 1929 French colonial Vietnam, defying the boundaries of age, race and class. This is the unrated, international version, running 12 minutes longer the the U.S. release
The tenant by Roman Polanski ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A displaced person becomes convinced that his fellow lodgers are out to murder him."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed
Frantic by Roman Polanski ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the wife of an American cardiologist is kidnapped in Paris, he sets out to find her but has to overcome a murky web of language, locale, and bureaucracy
Cul-de-sac by Roman Polanski ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A withdrawn couple's isolated house is infiltrated by a rude, burly American gangster on the run. The three engage in a game of shifting identities and sexual and emotional humiliations. An evocative, claustrophobic, and morbidly funny tale of the modern world in chaos
Le vieil homme et l'enfant The two of us = The old man and the boy ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Director Claude Berri's introduction on the title screens reads "This film is a true story but seen through the imagination a child particularly sensitive to the tragic events which surrounded him in occupied France. The warm affection of this family of good people who took him in nevertheless leaves him with a certain poetic nostalgia for this time and a deep gratitude toward them." This film is his re-telling and re-creation of the life of a small Jewish boy from in Nazi-occupied Paris, sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France's liberation. Forced to hide his identity, eight-year-old Claude bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa, who improbably becomes his friend and confidant
Identificazione di una donna by Michelangelo Antonioni ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in Italian and French and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After his wife leaves him, a film director finds himself drawn into affairs with two enigmatic women, while at the same time searching for the right subject (and actress) for his next film
The bear by Andre Lacombe ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the mountains of British Columbia in 1885, the story centres on a precocious bear cub and an old grizzly struggling to endure the harsh wilderness and survive their deadliest foe - man
Bitter moon ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of two very different couples whose wild dreams, outrageous fantasies and sexy realities collide one fateful night on a vacation cruise
Renegade ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
See the Old West in a new light as one man, Marshal Mike Blueberry, battles to unite the natives who raised him and the people he belongs to. When a killer comes to town, ancient legend and the strongest cowboys band together to take back what's theirs
Bye bye monkey ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the heart of New York City, Luigi and Lafayette, two foreign eccentrics, begin decaying in a surreal, rat-infested world. While walking along the Hudson River, Luigi discovers the corpse of King Kong. He also finds Kong's orphaned son, a newborn chimpanzee and brings him to his friend Lafayette, who decides to raise the infant as his own
The phantom of the Opera by Dario Argento ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mysteriously, a series of terrifying accidents and brutal murders leaves a bloody body trail in the subterranean caverns of an opera house basement. Born into the murky sewer waters below the theater stalks a man/monster raised by creatures of the underworld. This Phantom's dark and grotesque life is shattered when he becomes obsessed with a beautiful young singer, seducing her with his chilling but erotic presence."--Container
Tanz der Vampire ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in German and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Böse bedroht die Welt: In den finsteren Karpaten feilen blutsaugende Vampire schon ihre Eckzähne. Der zauselige alte Professor Ambrosius von der Universität Königsberg und sein hasenfüßiger Assistent Alfred reisen daher ins tiefverschneite Herz der Finsternis, um den Schrecken mit Knoblauch und Kruzifix zu bannen. Doch auf dem Schloß des Obervampirs Graf Krolock und seines schwulen Sohnes Herbert entwickeln sich die Dinge zu einer großen Katastrophe, an deren Verlauf auch die schöne Wirtstocher Sarah nicht ganz unschuldig ist. Roman Polanskis erste Hollywood-Produktion wurde in Europa ein Klassiker, und in den USA aufgrund "entstellender Kürzungen" (so der Regisseur) zum Flop. Polanski hatte ganze sieben Monate als Regisseur, Drehbuchautor, Koproduzent und Hauptdarsteller gearbeitet. Seine Mammutarbeit hat sich gelohnt: "Tanz der Vampire" ist ein ausgesuchtes Panoptikum skurriler Karikaturen und eine liebevolle Hommage an das gute, alte Horrorkino. Polanski führt uns zu der Erkenntnis, daß der Teufel immer im Detail steckt und daß die Welt nun mal nicht zu retten ist. Schon gar nicht, wenn die edlen Retter ständig über ihre eigenen Füße stolpern
Pornografia Pornography ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Polish and Multiple languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adaptation of Witold Gombrowicz novel. Set in 1943 in occupied Poland. Two older men visiting a country estate become obsessed with the lives of their host's adolescent daughter and the son of the local bailiff. As they try to ignite a love affair between the two young people their personalities become submerged and they eventually become the victims of their own manipulations
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Brach, Gerard.
ブラッシュ, ジェラール
English (195)
French (125)
German (26)
Italian (19)
Spanish (13)
Polish (4)
Japanese (2)
Multiple languages (2)