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Gaumont (Firm)

Overview
Works: 807 works in 1,655 publications in 5 languages and 48,177 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Film adaptations  History  Science fiction films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Parody films 
Roles: Producer, pre, prn, Distributor, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Gaumont (Firm)
The fifth element by Luc Besson( Visual )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 2,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For ex-Marine Korben Dallas, life has become tediously repetitive: he drives a flying cab for a living, and eats take away from the same Chinese restaurant, which delivers directly to his window, every day. But little does Korben know, a great extra-terrestrial Evil has teamed up with Zorg, and threatens to destroy the Earth, an event which can only be prevented by combining the four Earthly elements with an alien "Fifth" element. Soon, Korben finds himself a pivotal figure in saving the Earth when a beautiful alien, Leeloo, falls through the roof of his cab, and turns out to be the elusive fifth element"--Container
The intouchables by Éric Toledano( Visual )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a paragliding accident, Philippe, a rich aristocrat, is confined to his home. He employs Driss as home help. Driss is a young guy from the projects recently out of prison - in short, the person the least adapted for the job."--Unifrance website
Robin Hood : men in tights by Mel Brooks( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Hood attempts to save England from Prince John and the Sheriff of Rottingham, while also winning the heart of Maid Marian
The professional by Luc Besson( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calling himself a cleaner, the mysterious Leon is New York's top hit man. When his next door neighbors are murdered, Leon becomes the unwilling guardian of the family's sole survivor, 12 year old Mathilda. But Mathilda doesn't want protection--she wants revenge. Training her in the deadly tricks of his trade, Leon helps her track the psychotic agent who murdered her family
Danton by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in French and English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic recounting of the power struggle between the leading figures of the French revolution, Danton and Robespierre. with the new republic in place, Robespierre heads the 'Committee for Public Safety" and has begun his "Reign of Terror", flushing out any dissenting voices and sending them to the guillotine. Danton returns to Paris after his self-imposed exile to call an end to the bloodshed, but in doing so makes a dangerous enemy of his former ally
The science of sleep( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world" --IMDb
Splice by Vincenzo Natali( Visual )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member 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
Camille Claudel by Bruno Nuytten( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in French and English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most important collaborations in the history of art, that of legendary sculptor Rodin, and the creative prodigy Camille Claudel
Nikita by Luc Besson( Visual )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drug addicted street punk becomes an assassin for the government
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escaped by Robert Bresson( Visual )

21 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in French and held by 826 WorldCat member 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
Le placard = Closet by Francis Veber( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in French and English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

François, a dull and lonely accountant who works in a condom factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbor, in an effort to prevent the firing, creates photos and then spreads the rumor that François is gay, hoping the factory management might be afraid of a lawsuit for sexual discrimination. Nothing happens as it should, but the changes in François' life are drastic!
La doublure by Francis Veber( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A porter and a top-model have to pretend to be a couple in order to salvage a CEO's marriage
The neon demon by Nicolas Winding Refn( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has
Week end by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in French and English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a bourgeois couple travel across the French countryside while civilization crashes and burns around them. Featuring a justly famous centerpiece sequence in which the camera tracks along a seemingly endless traffic jam, and rich with historical and literary references, is a surreally funny and disturbing call for revolution, a depiction of society retreating to savagery, and, according to the credits, the end of cinema itself
Madame de--( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and held by 617 WorldCat member 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
Vatel by Roland Joffé( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and French and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Basada en la historia de un hombre ordinario, un despiadado Rey y una mujer en común. En el oeste de Francia, el Principe de Condé, tiene la oportunidad de salir de la bancarrota, pagando al rey con un favor el de organizar un fin de semana de espectáculo y derroche, este plan sólo podría llevarse a cabo con la ayuda de Vatel un hombre capaz de satisfacer los exigentes gustos del Rey, pero Vatel llama la atención de Anne, lo que lo pone en competencia con el Rey, que esta interesado en ella también. Una historia grandiosa que hay que ver para creer"--Container
Joan of Arc by Luc Besson( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization based on the life of Joan of Arc
La faute à Fidel = Blame it on Fidel by Julie Gavras( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and English and held by 548 WorldCat member 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
Bizet's Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in French and English and held by 527 WorldCat member 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
Gaumont treasures, 1897-1913( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection looks at three pioneering French filmmakers from the Gaumont studio, Alice Guy, Louis Feuillade and Léonce Perret, with both extensive examples of their work, and short biographies (in the cases of Feuillade and Perret)
 
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