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Balmer, Jean-François

Overview
Works: 148 works in 398 publications in 7 languages and 3,835 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Animal films  Action and adventure films  Animated films  Film noir  Anthology films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Producer, Other, Author, Interviewee, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jean-François Balmer
Madame Bovary by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

64 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Bovary is a woman possessed by a burning hunger for life and love--and a passion that can never be fulfilled. Feeling trapped in a loveless marriage, Emma indulges herself in a lifestyle of reckless overspending and a series of shocking affairs which threaten to destroy her and everyone around her
Dans la maison = In the house by François Ozon( Visual )

8 editions published in 2013 in French and German and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un garçon de 16 ans s'immisce dans la maison d'un élève de sa classe, et en fait le récit dans ses rédactions à son professeur de français. Ce dernier, face à cet élève doué et différent, reprend goût à l'enseignement, mais cette intrusion va déclencher une série d'événements incontrôlables" [Source : jaquette]
Elephant tales by Jean-Francois Balmer( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Teenage Zef and little brother, Tutu, are two happy elephants. Who wouldn't be with the biggest backyard in the world to play in - the wild plains of Africa! Zef is just the big brother to show Tutu how to have fun and get into all kinds of mischief-- until one dreadful night when their mother and the family herd are taken from them by The badness. Now these two carefree brothers must summon their courage and do whatever it takes to rescue their family."--Container
Ça twiste à Poponguine = Rocking Popenguine( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in French and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coming of age story set in a remote Senegalese beachside village during the week before Christmas, 1964, where the local teenage boys are divided into rival cultural camps. The "Ins" ("Inseparables") style themselves after French pop stars, attend school, have all the girls--but no record player. Their rivals, the "Kings," style themselves after African-American blues legends, they work as fishermen, don't have any girls--but they do have a record player
L'ivresse du pouvoir = Comedy of power by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After locking up an embezzling CEO, Jeanne pushes the limits of her power even further and winds up in a dangerous game of threats and intimidation
Tokyo! by Michel Gondry( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De M. Gondry, un jeune couple s'installe à Tokyo ... "Merde" de L. Carax, une ignoble créature apparaît dans les rues de Tokyo ... "Shaking Tokyo" de Bong Joon-ho : un hikikomori tombe amoureux
Cosmos by Andrzej Zulawski( Visual )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in French and English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witold has just failed the bar exam, his partner Fuchs has just recently quit his job and now they are staying at a so-called family guesthouse. It's when they discover a bird hung in the woods near the house that they become concerned with their safety. After, they find a piece of wood just as they had found the bird. They receive another omen in the form of forewarning signs on their ceiling and in the garden. What will happen next as Witold falls for a newly wed woman?
Rien ne va plus = The swindle by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small-time con artists Victor and Betty specialize in bilking ordinary people out of their money. As Betty tires of this, she begins to look for a bigger target and finds one in a handsome executive who helps money-laundering mobsters. Eventually Betty convinces Victor to join her in this con and slowly she begins to play both men against one another as the stakes grow higher
The swindle = Rien ne va plus( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor and Betty have established a very comfortable life together as two small-time con artists, but when Betty lures Victor into the perfect shakedown, the stakes get higher and the game turns into more than she bargained for
Le temps retrouvé = Time regained by Raúl Ruiz( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film based on Marcel Proust's novel Time regained
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( Visual )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au XIXe siècle, fille d'un paysan normand, Emma Bovary a été élevée dans un couvent élégant avant d'épouser un officier de santé. Nourrie de lectures romanesques, elle aspire à des amours romantiques et une vie de luxe que ne lui apportent ni son mari ni la bourgeoisie terne et pontifiante de la ville. Elle devient la maîtresse d'un hobereau local qui l'abandonne, puis d'un clerc de notaire, ainsi que la proie d'un marchand d'étoffes sans scrupules
Window shopping = Golden eighties by Chantal Akerman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical film of romance in a shopping mall in Paris
Saint-Cyr by Patricia Mazuy( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in French and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame de Maintenon, wife of Louis XIV, founds Saint-Cyr, a boarding school outside of Paris for the daughters of destitute nobility where girls are brought to acquire the language and manners befitting their rank. The school eventually becomes a source of nightmarish anxiety for her, as idle noblemen discover her young charges
Ce jour-la = That day by Raoul Ruiz( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Harald (Michel Piccoli), the patriarch of a high society family, can no longer pay the bills, he conspires to bump off his harmlessly mad daughter Livia (Elsa Zylberstein), the heir to his wife's vast fortune. To accomplish the deed, Harald arranges for the escape of Emil (Bernard Giraudeau), a psychotic killer who has been confined in a nearby asylum. But a funny thing happens on the way to Livia's rendevous with death: Emil develops a tender protectiveness towards her. Gradually, the pair form an unlikely union as Emil kills the remaining members of the scheming family in their own country estate
Diện Biên Phủ by Pierre Schoendoerffer( Visual )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mars 1954. L'armée française a choisi la cuvette de Dien Bien Phû pour barrer la route aux soldats communistes du Viêt-minh ... Une bataille désespérée qui marque la fin de la guerre d'Indochine
En attendant Godot by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of the definitive version, as directed by Samuel Beckett himself, of his absurd play in which his non-heroes, Didi and Gogo wait and hope for Godot
La révolution française by Robert Enrico( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the États-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the story from 1789 until August 10, 1792 (when King Louis XVI lost all his authority and was put in prison). The second part carries the story through the end of the terror in 1794, including the deaths by guillotine of Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Danton, and Desmoulins
Beaumarchais : línsolent by Edouard Molinaro( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life story of the titular Beaumarchais (Fabrice Luchini), playwright and adventurer, who gets himself into numerous different scrapes and romantic encounters in 18th Century France
Comedy of power by Isabelle Huppert( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After locking up an embezzling CEO, Jeanne pushes the limits of her power even further and winds up in a dangerous game of threats and intimidation
Les naufragés de l'ile de la Tortue by Jacques Rozier( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two travel agents in Paris create a scheme to sell customers the "Robinson Crusoe" experience
 
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Madame BovaryWindow shopping = Golden eighties
Alternative Names
Balmer, Jean F.

Balmer, Jean F. 1946-

Balmer, Jean-Francois

Jean-François Balmer acteur suisse

Jean-François Balmer acteur uit Zwitserland

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Jean-François Balmer švýcarský herec působící ve Francii

Jean-François Balmer Swiss actor

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جان فرانسوا بالمير ممثل سويسري

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