Most widely held works by Jean-Paul Roussillon
Un conte de noël ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 665 libraries worldwide
Junon is the matriarch of the troubled Vuillard family, who come together at Christmas when they learn she needs a bone marrow transplant from a blood relative. The Vuillard's shared history of physical and mental illness, estrangement, self harm, and loss doesn't lead itself to the idea of a cheerful holiday season. Hopefully the Christmastime reunion, a scheme concocted by three of the youngest family members, will finally bring peace to their family.
Une hirondelle a fait le printemp ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in French and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Sandrine is a successful Parisienne who tires of her job in the rat race and decides to buy Adrien's isolated farm with the caveat that he remain onsite for a period of time. A touching story of growth and change and of the glorious ability of nature to stir the depths of one's heart.
Le médecin malgré lui ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and French and held by 69 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Moliere's comedy in prose centering around the story of Lucinde, who pretends to suddenly be afflicted with dumbness after being foiled by her father's opposition in her wish to marry Léandre.
La truite The trout ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 63 libraries worldwide
"Frederique is a free-spirited and impish woman who has made an art of using her sexuality to get precisely what she wants from men. On a whim, Frederique leaves her disinterested husband and the family trout farm to travel to Japan with a wealthy businessman. Her enchantment soon gives way to reflection, navigation of the swiftly-changing sexual freedoms and responsibilities of a new era, and the quest for satori, the "world of ecstasy" experienced by her friend. But has Frederique grown up too fast, or not fast enough?"--Container.
A Christmas tale Un conte de Noël ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 56 libraries worldwide
A dysfunctional family's matriarch brings everyone together at Christmas to inform them she needs a bone marrow transplant from a blood relative in order to survive. Bonus features include two documentaries and an essay from critic Philip Lopate.
Les Femmes savantes comédie en cinq actes et en vers by Molière ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in French and Undetermined and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Presentation in French of the play by Molière.
Le jeu de l'amour et du hasard comédie en trois actes et en prose by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in Undetermined and French and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Presentation in French of the play by Marivaux.
Le médecin malgré lui ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 34 libraries worldwide
"A comedy of confusion and reconciliation: a father who opposes his daughter's suitor, a battered wife who arranges her husband' beating, some medical folderol, and a happy ending for all"--Container label.
Baxter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Baxter is a sociopathic bull terrier. The inner thoughts of the brooding Baxter reveal that he is unhappy with his situation-- living with an elderly woman who is afraid of him. In search of his ideal master, he successfully plots how to do away with the woman, and attempts a similar plan when he becomes dissatisfied with his next owner. It is not long before the ingenious Baxter finds the perfect guardian-- a lonely, introverted boy whose macabre interest in Hitler's personal life helps turn the all-too-willing canine into a thoroughbred killing machine.
L'avare by Molière ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in Undetermined and French and held by 24 libraries worldwide
On connaît la chanson ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in French and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Two Parisian sisters are caught in a web of dysfunctional relationships and romantic confusion. Odile, an upper-class wife and businesswoman, finds an escape from her submissive husband Claude when her old flame Nicholas unexpectedly returns. Camille, a naive tour guide, falls for the slimy, young realtor Marc, while overlooking Simon, a caring older man with a passion for history.
A Christmas tale ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 20 libraries worldwide
"It's Christmas in Roubaix, and a family get together is shaded by the recently diagnosed illness that threatens the life of Junon. Only a successful blood match with one of her children can save her, but a complex set of inter-relations in the family ensures nothing will be easy. Far from morbid, the tale is rich in black humour, and irony as the French do so very, very well. This outrageous, funny and heart-rending romp through the dysfunction of the middle class was one of 2008's most celebrated French films"--Container.
La double inconstance Double infidelity ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in French and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Based on Marivaux' own favorite play, this comedy tells of two lovers seperated by the prince, both of whom fall in love with others at court.
Un conte de Noël by Arnaud Desplechin ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Réunion à Noël : Junon et Abel réunissent enfants et petits-enfants dans la maison familiale de Roubaix. Elisabeth, la soeur aînée, son frère Henri banni de la famille et sa nouvelle amie, Ivan le plus jeune avec épouse et enfants, Paul l'adolescent malade... Junon annonce sa leucémie, que seule une greffe de moelle peut guérir. La même maladie qui emporta autrefois l'un de ses petits garçons. L'heure est aux réglements de compte, aux apaisements, aux découvertes.
La double inconstance ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in French and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Captation d'une pièce de théâtre jouée en 1982. "Nous sommes au XVIIIe siècle à la cour d'un prince imaginaire. Le prince s'est épris d'une jeune paysanne, Silvia, l'a fait enlever et conduire dans un château. Il voudrait l'épouser mais elle aime Arlequin. Le prince fait venir Arlequin à la cour. Il veut le rendre infidèle et par là ruiner l'amour que lui voue Silvia. Flaminia, fille d'un domestique du prince se montre secourable aux deux amoureux captifs, dans l'intention de gagner leur confiance. Arlequin s'attache à elle pendant que Silvia commence à éprouver un penchant pour un jeune officier qui se révèlera bien sûr être le prince. Et l'histoire se terminera par deux mariages."--Conteneur.
La double inconstance by Pierre de Marivaux ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in French and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Rois et reine Kings and queen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Le jeu de l'amour et du hasard by Pierre Badel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Les Femmes savantes comédie en cinq actes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
L'avare ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Videorecording of a theatrical production of L'avare filmed in 1974. The son and daughter of a rich money-lender long to escape from his penny-pinching household and marry the people whom they're in love with rather than the wealthy spouses whom he has arranged for them.
Alienation (Social psychology) Animal films Bone marrow--Transplantation Bull terrier Christmas Christmas films Christmas plays Comedy films Comedy films Country life Criminal behavior Desplechin, Arnaud Dog attacks Drama Dysfunctional families English drama Families Family reunions Farmers Farms Fathers and daughters Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Foreign films France French drama French drama (Comedy) Friendship Horror films Human-animal relationships Intellectual life Japan Man-woman relationships Married women--Sexual behavior Matriarchy Misers Mother and child Motion pictures Motion pictures, French Organ donors Pedantry Theater Trout fisheries Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Violence Women farmers
Rouissillon, Jean-Paul 1931-2009 Falsche Namensform
Rouissilon, Jean-Paul 1931-2009 Falsche Namensform
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