Most widely held works by Suzanne Schiffman
Le Dernier métro The last metro ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in French and English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
"A stylish and poignant film about Jewish director Lucas Steiner (Heinz Bennent), who is forced to hide in the basement of his theater during the Nazi occupation while his wife (Catherine Deneuve) stars in its latest production. Romantic tensions mount when she and her leading man (Gérard Depardieu) begin to fall in love with each other. At the same time, a pro-Nazi theater critic ensconces himself in the theater causing stress to the entire cast"--Container.
La nuit américaine ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in French and English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
Frictions and personality clashes beset the making of a romantic film in Nice.
Le dernier métro Last metro ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in French and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Paris, 1942. Lucas Steiner is a Jew who feels compelled to leave the country in order to survive the German occupation during WWII. His wife Marion is an actress and a member of the Resistance who goes on to direct the theater for him. She tries to keep the theater alive by rehearsing a new play. She hires Bernard Granger for the leading role. The troupe believes that the show must go on no matter the circumstances. But Lucas never left the country, he is actually hiding in the basement.
L'histoire d'Adèle H ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in French and English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Adele Hugo's obsessive love affair which led her to run away from home to follow her womanizing lover across an ocean to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Day for night ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Francis Truffaut's 1973 film, an "homage to moviemaking," details the loves and lunacy of the closely-knit family of strangers that comprises an on-location film, cast and crew.
L'histoire d'Adèle H The story of Adèle H ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in French and held by 220 libraries worldwide
In 1863, the beautiful younger daughter of world-famous author Victor Hugo crosses the Atlantic in desperate pursuit of the man she believed to be her fiance, her lover, her destiny, the mirror of her soul. For months and years she waits for him, harrasses him, throws herself in his path. Finally, her intensity gives way to madness.
L'Argent de poche ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Stories of children in a French village as they grow from children to adolescents to adulthood.
L'Argent de poche Small change ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 216 libraries worldwide
A poetic comedy about a group of children in a French village as they grow from children to adolescents to adulthood. Truffaut interweaves vignettes of puppy love, school days, bragging rights, trips to the movie house, loving parents and one boy's escape from child abuse, as he explores the range of young emotions from humour to fantasy to the serious side of life.
La femme d'à côté The woman next door ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in French and held by 210 libraries worldwide
A man's marriage is endangered when a woman with whom he had a passionate and painful affair several years ago moves in next door.
Vivement dimanche Confidentially yours ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in French and held by 191 libraries worldwide
When businessman Julien Vercel is accused of murdering his wife and her lover, he hides in his office to avoid capture. It is up to his secretary Barbara, who is secretly in love with him, to prove his innocence.
L'homme qui aimait les femmes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 179 libraries worldwide
The story of Bertrand Morane, a bachelor who is obsessed with women. Bertrand is no Don Juan-he is an intelligent and sensitive man who adores women of all ages, shapes and sizes. In an effort to understand his obsession, Bertrand writes his memoirs and remembers all the women he has loved.
Sorceress ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and French and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Story of a medieval French healer and her perseverance against a righteous monk, who comes to her village looking for heretics to condemn.
L'homme qui amait les femmes The man who loved women ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in French and held by 101 libraries worldwide
A man who adores women finds it impossible to be faithful to any single one.
Day for night ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 89 libraries worldwide
The leading lady is recovering from a nervous breakdown, another performer is soused on the set, trade unions threaten to walk, shooting must somehow finish before the insurance lapses and a cat needed in a scene can't hit it's mark. Is this any way to make a movie? "Day for night" is François Truffaut's sly humorous bouquet to movies and the people who make them.
L'Amour en fuite by François Truffaut ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in French and held by 79 libraries worldwide
"In The 400 Blows we first met Truffaut's alter ego Antoine Doinel, age 13. Now Doinel is in his thirties, newly divorced and renewing love affairs with several women from his past. But when his mother dies, he is forced to confront his emotional immaturity and inability to sustain a lasting relationship ..."--External container.
Hurlevent ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 77 libraries worldwide
The story of Emily Brontë's doomed young lovers from Wuthering heights, updated to the French countryside of the 1930's.
Le Moine et la sorcière the sorceress ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in French and English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
A drama set in the 13th century concerning a Dominican friar, sent by the Pope to seek out heretics, and a forest woman who performs ancient healing rituals. An historically accurate dramatization of the conflict between ancient customs and religious dogma.
The Story of Adele H. L'histoire d'Adèle H ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Adele, the sensitive daughter of Victor Hugo, becomes involved in a romance that is self-destructive.
Le dernier métro ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 48 libraries worldwide
During the Nazi occupation of France, Marion Steiner stages a new play in an attempt to keep her theatre and lucas, her Jewish, alive.
Le Dernier métro : scénario by François Truffaut ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 40 libraries worldwide
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