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Gaumont (Firm)

Overview
Works: 907 works in 1,785 publications in 5 languages and 41,817 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Comedy films  Television adaptations  War films  Fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Producer, pre, Distributor, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gaumont (Firm)
The fifth element by Luc Besson( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and French and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York City cab driver finds an alien girl who is the only one who can stop an evil force from outer space from destroying life on Earth
The Intouchables by Éric Toledano( Visual )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust, and human possibility. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicapped millionaire and his street-smart ex-con caretaker, this film depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common. Philippe challenges Driss, offering him a trial period of one month to gain experience helping him. Then Driss can decide whether he would like to stay with him or not. Driss accepts the challenge and moves to the mansion, changing the boring life of Phillipe and his employees
Robin Hood men in tights by Mel Brooks( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy spoof of the Robin Hood legend
Danton by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in French and English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member 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
The passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Th. Dreyer La passion de Jeanne D'Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

5 editions published in 1999 in French and English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction. Drame historique évoquant le procès et la mort de Jeanne d'Arc. Ce film disparu à la suite d'un incendie, on en retrouve une copie en 1981 dans une institution psychiatrique à Oslo en Norvège. En 1988, le compositeur Richard Einhorn écrit un oratorio inspiré par ce film : Visions of Light. Ces deux oeuvres, le film et l'oratorio, se trouvent réunies pour la première fois dans ce vidéo. Avec Renée Falconetti, Antonin Artaud
Splice by Vincenzo Natali( Visual )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 964 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
The science of sleep by Michel Gondry( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 936 WorldCat member 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
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il vent A man escaped by Robert Bresson( Visual )

18 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in French and held by 821 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 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
Nikita by Luc Besson( Visual )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cop-killer junkie is forced by the government to become an undercover assassin or face a life in prison
La doublure by Francis Veber( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 629 WorldCat member 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 Closet( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in French and held by 625 WorldCat member 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!
Week end by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

6 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in French and held by 619 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 )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most cherished work from French master Max Ophuls; this is a profoundly emotional, cinematographically adventurous tale of deceptive opulence and tragic romance. When an aristocratic woman known only as Madame de sells a pair of earrings given to her by her husband in order to pay a debt, she sets off a chain reaction of financial and carnal consequences that can end only in despair
Vatel by Roland Joffé( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and French and held by 600 WorldCat member 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
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in French and English and held by 599 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
The professional( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and French and held by 577 WorldCat member 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
La faute à Fidel Blame it on Fidel by Julie Gavras( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and English and held by 559 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
E la nave va = And the ship sails on by Federico Fellini( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in Italian and held by 503 WorldCat member 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
L'albero degli zoccoli The tree of wooden clogs by Ermanno Olmi( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Italian and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the life of three peasant families in 19th century Italy. Evokes the time and place rather than telling a narrative. At great sacrifice, a family sends their young son to school to learn in lieu of having him work on the farm. Relying on his previous pair of clogs, the boy must walk the long distance to school every day. When they break, his father sneaks into a prized grove in their village to obtain the wood for a new pair. The callous, wealthy landlord catchehim andnd punishedsiohed severely for his infraction. Winner of the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Olmi's breakthrough film is considered by many to be a masterpiece -- a revealing, serious piece of filmmaking that exemplifies his mastery of movement, color and imagery and above all, depicting the humanity of his subjects
The complete Jean Vigo by Jean Vigo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zéro de conduite: In a repressive boarding school with rigid schools of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the administration on a celebration day
 
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