WorldCat Identities

Decae, Henri

Works: 252 works in 667 publications in 5 languages and 9,745 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Crime films  New wave films  Caper films  Film noir  Interviews  Historical films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Videographer , Other, Performer, Scenarist, Author of dialog
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Henri Decae
Les quatre cents coups = The 400 blows by François Truffaut( Visual )

40 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The partially autobiographical story of a young boy who turns to crime when left to his own devices in an indifferent adult world
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in French and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Antoine Doinet lives in a cramped apartment with his mother and stepfather, neglected by them and unlucky at school. Living an intensely imaginative life of his own he gets into trouble and is finally committed to reform school from which he escapes and runs towards the sea, which he has never seen
Le samouraï = The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

19 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught. One night however, after killing a night-club owner, he's seen by witnesses. His efforts to provide himself with an alibi fail and more and more he gets driven into a corner
Plein soleil = Purple noon by René Clément( Visual )

17 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, this film stars Alain Delon as Tom Ripley, a duplicitous American charmer in Rome on a mission to bring his privileged acquaintance Philippe Greenleaf back to the United States; what initially seems a carefree tale of friendship soon morphs into a thrilling saga of seduction, identity theft, and murder
Le cercle rouge = Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A piene libere de prison, un truand monte un casse dans une bijouterie avec l'aide d'un gangster evade et d'un ancien policier alcoolique. Le coup reussit. Le receleur, effraye par l'importance du butin, leur recommande de s'adresser a un specialiste. Ce dernier n'est autre que le commissaire charge de l'enquete qui finit par leur tendre un piege ..."--Container
Bob le flambeur = Bob the gambler( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob the gambler and his friends learn that the Deauville Casino expects to pull in 800 million francs. On the night of the heist Bob plays the casino tables until the appointed time. Before the dawn breaks, some of the men and women will win, some will lose, and some will die
Les enfants terribles by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in French and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul et Elisabeth sont frère et soeur. Entre eux, existe un lien étrange et exclusif, qui peut les amener à refuser la présence des autres. Dans la demeure fmailiale, ils ont un bien à eux : leur chambre est un véritable sanctuaire où trône un trésor chargé d'une signification également connue d'eux seuls. Élisabeth rencontre Michaël et l'épouse, mais, le jour suivant, il meurt lors d'un accident..." (Source : jaquette)
Les amants = The lovers( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A restless bourgeois French woman finds her eye wandering from both her husband and her lover to an attractive passing stranger. Bored with her husband, bored with her polo-playing lover, will the middle-aged heroine go away with the young man who gave her a lift that day when her car broke down on the way back to her country estate from a weekend with her lover in Paris?
Le beau Serge = Handsome Serge by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

14 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows a successful yet sickly young man who returns home to the small village where he grew up. There, he finds himself at odds with his former close friend--now unhappily married and a wretched alcoholic--and the provincial life he represents"--Container
Les cousins( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Claude Chabrol crafts a sly moral fable about a provincial boy who comes to live with his sophisticated bohemian cousin in Paris. Through these seeming opposites, Chabrol conjures a darkly comic character study that questions notions of good and evil, love and jealousy, and success in the modern world. A mirror image of Le beau Serge, Les cousins recasts that film's stars, Jean-Claude Brialy and Gérard Blain, in startlingly reversed roles"--Container
Cybèle : ou, Les dimanches de Ville d'Avray = Sundays and Cybele( Visual )

6 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychologically damaged war veteran and a neglected child begin a startlingly intimate friendship, one that ultimately ignites the suspicion and anger of his friends and neighbors in suburban Paris. It becomes a stirring contemplation of an alliance between two troubled souls
The boys from Brazil by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elderly Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman has made a life of seeking out the last remnants of the Third Reich. But when he investigates a lead about a mysterious plot to assassinate ninety four seemingly unconnected men from around the world, he makes a terrifying discovery that has dire consequences for the fate of the human race. Lieberman₂s desperate quest to stop the unthinkable launches him on a collision course with the sinister figure behind the plot: the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele
Le silence de la mer = The silence of the sea( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1941. An idealistic, naive German officer in Nazi occupied France is assigned to the home of a middle-aged man and his grown niece. Their response to his presence - their only form of resistance - is complete silence
Les bonnes femmes by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in French and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 1960s Paris, four shop girls seek fulfillment and love
Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob = The mad adventures of Rabbi Jacob by Gérard Oury( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in French and English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A racist, anti-Semitic French businessman on his way to his daughter's wedding unwittingly stumbles on a group of Arab terrorists. He is forced to disguise himself as a Hasidic Jewish rabbi, which leads to one crazy slapstick situation after another
Les quatre cents coups = The 400 blows( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The semi-autobiographical story of fourteen-year-old Antoine Doinel, portraying his aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime. Also includes the short film, Antoine and Colette, which originally appeared as part of the film L'amour à vingt ans, picking up Antoine's story a few years later, when he is living on his own and pursuing his first love affair, initiating a lifelong career of quixotic dreams and amorous restlessness
Léon Morin, priest( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Léon Morin is a devoted man of the cloth who is also the crush object of all the women of a small village in Nazi-occupied France. He finds himself most drawn to a sexually frustrated widow, a borderline heretic whose relationship with her confessor is a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire. A triumph of mood, setting, and innuendo, Léon Morin, Priest is an irreverent pleasure from one of French cinema's towering virtuosos
Bobby Deerfield by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un pilota automobilistico in crisi esistenziale ritrova il senso della vita accanto a una ragazza condannata da un male incurabile. (Mereghetti)
À double tour by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in French and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vintner brazenly carries on an affair with his beautiful neighbor right under the nose of his bitter wife. His daughter has herself caught the eye of a Hungarian ne'er do well, while his voyeur son begins to take liberties with his father's mistress. As family passions ripen, the stage is set for tragedy
Castle keep by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his isolated castle hoping they will defend it against the advancing Germans
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Le cercle rouge = Red circle
Le samouraï = The samuraiLe cercle rouge = Red circleBobby DeerfieldCastle keep
Alternative Names
Decae, Henri 1915-1987

Decaë, Henry 1915-1987

Henri Decaë cinéaste, directeur de la photographie

Henri Decaë direttore della fotografia francese

Henri Decaë francuski operator filmowy

Henri Decaë Frans director of photography (1915-1987)

Henri Decaë französischer Kameramann

Henri Decaë French cinematographer

Анри Декэ

Анрі Декае

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אנרי דקאי

آنری دوکایی


French (140)

English (16)

German (14)

Italian (2)

Spanish (2)