Orion Home Video (Firm)
Most widely held works by Orion Home Video (Firm)
The silence of the lambs ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 1,072 libraries worldwide
A young female FBI agent is sent to interview notorious killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter in hopes of obtaining information that will help the bureau catch another killer.
Au revoir les enfants Goodbye, children ( Visual )
7 editions published in 1989 in French and English and held by 795 libraries worldwide
Based on the director's life, this film chronicles Malle's experiences during the German occupation of France in World War II. Julien (Malle) is 12 years old, and the smartest boy in his class at boarding school when a new student appears. The two form a friendship even though Julien senses that there is something different about his new friend.
Jean de Florette ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in French and English and held by 785 libraries worldwide
The story of Jean Cadoret, a hunchback who inerits a farm from his mother and foolishly hopes to become a gentleman farmer. But even before he arrives, his powerful neighbor is plotting to steal his land. The ending is heartbreak and tragedy for Jean who is no match for his wily neighbor.
Europa, Europa ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in German and Russian and held by 765 libraries worldwide
The true story of a Jewish teenager who survived World War II by living as a Nazi for 7 years and through 3 countries.
Cyrano de Bergerac ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in French and held by 764 libraries worldwide
In 17th-century Paris, a long-nosed poet and swordsman helps his handsome friend win the girl he himself loves.
Mississippi burning ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 686 libraries worldwide
Set in Mississippi in 1964, this is a fictionalized version of the case of the murder of three young civil rights workers, the FBI's attempts to find the missing boys and the clash between the authorities and the locals in a Klan-dominated town.
大紅燈籠高高掛 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in Chinese and held by 600 libraries worldwide
Set in 1920's China, 19-year-old Songlian has become Fourth Wife to the wealthy Chen. Yet she must share her husband with three existing wives. Each must wait until dusk for the arrival of a red lantern, which signifies with whome the master will sleep tonight. When Songlian discovers that the other wives cheat to win the red lantern, she decides to join the fight for Chen's attention.
Manon of the spring ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in French and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Ten years have passed since the tragic events of Jean De Florette. Jean's daughter, Manon, appears in town to accuse the Soubeyrans of killing her father. A tragedy results that nearly destroys Cesar, the neighbor who destroyed Jean.
Dirty rotten scoundrels ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 541 libraries worldwide
Two con men on the Riviera compete to see who can extract $50,000 from a woman first. The victim is a naive American heiress, and as the competition between the two men, one a sauve and sophisticated Englishman and the other a bumbling but appealing American, heats up, the American heiress holds her ground.
Camille Claudel ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in French and held by 502 libraries worldwide
A historically accurate depiction of one of the most important collaborations in the history of art, that of legendary sculptor Rodin, and the creative prodigy Cmaille Claudel.
Robocop ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
Robocop is created to stop a crimewave which is spreading all across America. All goes well at first and Robocop stops every sleaze ball he encounters, but there are forces which will stop at nothing to see him eliminated.
Throw Momma from the train ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
Owen says he will murder Larry's lying, conniving ex-wife if Larry will send Owen's strange Momma to her maker.
The Unbearable lightness of being ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
Set in Czechoslovakia in the 1960's, the story revolves around a young doctor who has a way with women and an aversion to politics. He suddenly finds himself caught up in his country's political turmoil and in a crisis of commitment with the women in his life.
La historia oficial The official story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 436 libraries worldwide
The wife of an Argentinian businessman faces the ultimate challenge when she begins to suspect that her own daughter, adopted at birth, may have been stolen from a family of "los desaparecidos."
Eight men out ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
Based on the real-life scandal of 1919, the film tells the story of eight baseball players who plan to throw games for money, and the scorn and anger the scheme earned them.
Little man Tate ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
A seven year old genius is caught in a tug of war between his waitress mom who only wants a regular life for him, and the head of an institute for gifted children who wants to further his development.
Wings of desire ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in German and English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Fantasy about an angel who wanders through the streets of West Berlin and wishes he were mortal so that he could fall in love.
Ulee's Gold ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
Captures the essence of a man who escapes one war only to find himself at battle with his wounded spirit. He methodically tends his bees, carefully provides for those that need him and vigilantly keeps his emotions at bay, buts finds that he must break through his emotional walls when everything is threatened by a long-buried secret.
La gloire de mon père My father's glory ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 401 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.
Babette's feast ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 384 libraries worldwide
On the desolate coast of Denmark, two elderly, religious women take in a young woman to be their housekeeper and cook, not knowing she is a superb French chef. When the chef, (who is never called upon to cook anything more complicated or mouth-watering than boiled codfish or soup), wins a large sum of money, she decides to spend it all creating a magnificent meal.
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