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Gaumont (Firm)

Overview
Works: 795 works in 1,749 publications in 5 languages and 50,159 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Science fiction films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Silent 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 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,185 WorldCat member 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
The intouchables by Éric Toledano( Visual )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 1,494 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 1,374 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
Leon by Luc Besson( Visual )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,316 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 passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

18 editions published between 1928 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the trial of the country girl who led the armies of France in triumph against the English
Splice by Vincenzo Natali( Visual )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 956 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( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 952 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
Camille Claudel by Bruno Nuytten( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 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 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drug addicted street punk becomes an assassin for the government
The messenger : the story of Joan of Arc by Luc Besson( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and French and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1412, a young girl called Jeanne is born in Domrémy, France. The times are hard: The Hunderd Years war with England has been going on since 1337, English knights and soldiers roam the country. Jeanne develops into a very religious young woman, she confesses several times a day. At the age of 13, she has her first vision and finds a sword. When coming home with it, she finds the English leveling her home town. Years after that, in 1428, she knows her mission is to be ridding France of the English and so sets out to meet Charles, the Dauphin. In his desperate military situation, he welcomes all help and gives the maiden a chance to prove her divine mission. After the successful liberation of Orléans and Reims, the Dauphin can be crowned traditionally in the cathedral of Reims - and does not need her anymore, since his wishes are satisfied. Jeanne d'Arc gets set up in his trap and is imprisoned by the Burgundians. In a trial against her under English law, she can't be forced to tell about her divine visions she has had continuously since childhood. Being condemned of witchcraft and being considered as relapsed heretic, she is sentenced to death. Jeanne d'Arc is burnt alive in the marketplace of Rouen on May 30th, 1431, at only 19 years of age
Bizet's Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in French and English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 19th century Seville, Don Jose, a naive army corporal seduced by Carmen, abandons his career, his fiancee, even his dying mother. However, Carmen soon tires of him and takes up with a toreador. Don Jose begs the gypsy to return to him, but tragedy is the result of her taunting declarations of freedom
Danton by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in French and held by 716 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 neon demon by Nicolas Winding Refn( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When aspiring model Jesse (Elle Fanning) 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
Le placard = Closet by Francis Veber( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in French and English and held by 689 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!
La doublure by Francis Veber( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caught by a paparazzi with his celebrity model mistress, Eleńa, billionaire CEO Pierre Levasseur hatches an unlikely scheme to avoid a messy divorce. He tells his wife that Eleńa is not his lover, but the lover of Franc̦ois Pignot, a parking valet who accidentally wound up in the picture. To fool his wife, Levasseur gets Franc̦ois and the gorgeous Eleńa to pose as a couple. This complicates things between Franc̦ois and his roommate Richard, as well as with his own fianceé, Emilie. When Levasseur's wife uncovers the plot, she plans to get even
Week end by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in French and English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one night stand develops into a weekend-long idyll for two very different young men in Midlands, England in an emotionally naked film that's both an invaluable snapshot of the complexities of contemporary gay living, and a universally identifiable portrait of a love affair. Includes bonus features
Madame de--( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and held by 606 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 )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and French and held by 595 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
La faute à Fidel = Blame it on Fidel by Julie Gavras( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris
Belle et Sébastien by Nicolas Vanier( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French Alps, 1943. Six-year old orphan Sebastian lives on the mountainside with a kind but gruff caretaker. He forms a bond with Belle, a wild dog. Together they help refugees fleeing Nazi Germany for the safety of Switzerland
 
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