Most widely held works about Gaumont (Firm)
Most widely held works by Gaumont (Firm)
The fifth element ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,424 libraries worldwide
Two hundred and fifty years in the future, life as we know it is threatened by the arrival of Evil. Only the fifth element can stop the Evil from estinguishing life, as it tries to do every five thousand years.
Danton ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in French and English and held by 972 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.
Robin Hood men in tights ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 961 libraries worldwide
Robin Hood attempts to save England from Prince John and the Sheriff of Rottingham, while also winning the heart of Maid Marian.
La Passion de Jeanne D'Arc The passion of Joan of Arc ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 932 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of the life of Joan of Arc centering on her trial and execution.
The science of sleep ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and French and held by 870 libraries worldwide
A playful romantic fantasy set inside the topsy-turvey brain of Stephane, an eccentric young man whose dreams constantly invade his waking life. Unable to find the secret to his neighbor's heart while awake, he searches for the answer in his dreams.
Splice ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 798 libraries worldwide
Two young scientists become superstars by splicing different animal DNA to create fantastical new creatures. Ignoring legal and ethical boundaries, the scientists, who are romantically involved, introduce human DNA into their experiment and risk the dawn of a terrifying new era.
La doublure ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 606 libraries worldwide
Pierre Levasseur is an important CEO who is photographed with his lover, Elena, a world-famous model. In an attempt to salvage his marriage, he tries to convince his wife that Elena is not his lover, but that of François Pignon, the porter who was passing by and ended up on the photograph. To make his story believable, Levasseur convinces Pignon and Elena to move in together and to pretend to be a couple. Things get more complicated when this creates tensions between Pignon and his former flatmate Richard and his love interest Émilie. Ultimately, Levasseur's wife discovers the truth and decides to play games with her husband.
Le placard ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in French and held by 567 libraries worldwide
François Pignon, a very bland sort of man who works as an accountant in a condom factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbour comes up with an idea to prevent such a thing from happening: he creates photos and then spreads the rumor that François is gay so that the factory management might be afraid they'll be sued for sexual discrimination. Of course, nothing happens as it should, but the changes in François Pignon's life-- and other people's too - is drastic!
La faute à Fidel ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 561 libraries worldwide
When Fernando and Marie decide to dedicate themselves full time to various political causes, their nine-year-old daughter, Anna, must learn to face the world on her own.
Nikita ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in French and Russian and held by 550 libraries worldwide
A cop-killer junkie is forced by the government to become an undercover assassin or face a life in prison.
Carmen ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in French and held by 549 libraries worldwide
Film version of the classic opera, with Migenes-Johnson as Carmen, and Domingo as Don José. Carmen seduces Don José who then deserts his post, his family and his honor. When the dashing toreador Escamillo wins Carmen's affections, the spurned Don José is filled with rage and jealousy, and tragedy ensues.
Vatel ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and French and held by 524 libraries worldwide
The Duc de Condé's employee, François Vatel, is in charge of cooking, and preparing shows for the French King Louis XIV when he visits the castle of Chantilly, owned by de Condé. If Vatel can impress the King, de Condé will gain his favors, and the destiny of France will change. While the King is visiting and three days of banquets ensue, Vatel falls in love with the King's mistress.
La gloire de mon père My father's glory ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in French and held by 522 libraries worldwide
The enchanting story of Marcel Pagnol's childhood in the south of France, and a very special summer when he was 11 years old. In the countryside of Provence he fell under the spell of the rugged hills, made new friends and strengthened the unique bond with his father.
Madame de ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 511 libraries worldwide
The wife of a 19th century General sells the earrings her husband gave her on their wedding day to pay off debts, which sets off a chain reaction of deceit that includes her husband, his mistress, and her lover.
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il vent A man escaped ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in French and held by 494 libraries worldwide
A French Resistance fighter is sent to an infamous prison in Lyon in 1943, where 7,000 of the 12,000 prisoners housed there died either by natural means or by execution. Lt. Fontaine is certain that execution awaits him, and begins planning his escape. For a period of time he goes it alone, but reluctantly takes on a partner. He gets some help from a couple of prisoners allowed to stroll in the exercise yard, but for the most part he is a figure of isolation.
L'albero degli zoccoli The tree of wooden clogs ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Details the life of three peasant families in 19th century Italy. Evokes the time and place rather than telling a narrative.
Le Dernier métro The last metro ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in French and held by 437 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.
E la nave va And the ship sails on ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Italian and held by 405 libraries worldwide
In 1914, a colorful melange of celebrities embark on a funeral voyage for a dead opera star. An allegorical film blending spectacle, humour, poignance and grotesquerie.
JCVD ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 384 libraries worldwide
JCVD is an out of luck actor. He's out of money, his agent can't find him a decent production, and a judge is inclined to give his ex-wife custody of his daughter. He returns to his childhood home of Brussels. When he goes into a post office to receive a wire transfer, he finds himself in the middle of a hostage situation. Due to an unfortunate mistake, the police believe JCVD is responsible for the crime. As the events are played from different perspectives, JCVD finds himself protecting the hostages, as well as serving as their negotiator. JCVD is forced to accept responsibility for crimes he didn't commit, as well as the life mistakes that he did make.
The professional ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
New York's top hit man becomes the unwilling guardian of his next-door neighbors' 12-year-old daughter and helps her track the psychotic agent who murdered her family so she can exact her revenge.
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