Subor, Michel 1935-
Most widely held works by Michel Subor
Jules et Jim Jules and Jim ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in French and Italian and held by 459 libraries worldwide
Two friends fall in love with the same woman, who has great difficulty choosing between them. Over the ensuing decades the 3 remain close friends, despite the sexual tension inherent in their situation.
White material ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 447 libraries worldwide
In an unidentified French-speaking West African country, chaos reigns as civil war erupts. For the rebels, it's time to banish the 'white material' -- white folk and the trappings of white life. Among these is the Vial coffee plantation inhabited by Maria, her ex-husband Andre, their son Manuel, and his grandfather Bernard, a white family of French origin. Their terrified workers have fled, leaving the crop un-harvested, the front gate unlocked. Andre plots his escape with his second wife Lucie and their son Jose. Maria has vowed never to leave, and is neurotically fixated on getting the neglected crop harvested. Maria does not seem to realize, or perhaps wish to see, how she is perceived. Her sense of home, of belonging, and her feeling of being rooted to the plantation--to Africa--will have tragic consequences.
Beau travail ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Men in the French Foreign Legion, escaping some personal or legal entanglement, can leave their lives behind and take on a new identity. In an outpost in Djibouti, the men of the Legion yield to the rigid discipline and unvarying routine of life within it. When new recruit Sentain saves the life of a fellow soldier, brooding taskmaster Sgt. Galoup sets out to destroy him. The film observes how power functions among men, and considers the consequences of remaining a stranger, even as the Legionnaires must always remain strangers.
Le petit soldat ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in French and held by 250 libraries worldwide
"Set during the Algerian War, [the film] follow Bruno Forestier, a disillusioned young deserter who becomes involved in the French nationalist movement. He is ordered to kill an Algerian sympathizer, and although he does not hold deep political beliefs, commits the murder and undergoes torture when captured. At the same time, he meets and falls in love with a woman who he does not know is fighting for the other side"--Container.
The intruder l'intrus ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Louis lives an isolated existence on the French-Swiss border. When an ailing heart leads him to visit Geneva to pay for a replacement on the black market, he travels to his former home where he searches for his lost son.
Alfred Hitchcock's Topaz ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
An American CIA agent hires a French operative to travel to Cuba and investigate rumors of Russian missiles and Topaz, a NATO spy. The inquiry soon spins into a life-threatening escapade of espionage, betrayal and murder.
L'intrus The intruder ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Louis is a brooding loner who lives with two large white dogs in a forest near the French-Swiss border. His estranged son Sidney lives with his wife in a village nearby. Louis is carrying on an affair with the local pharmacist and carrying a torch for a beautiful, feral local dog breeder. He suffers a mild heart attack, and buys a new heart on the black market. Then he travels to South Korea, where he buys a boat and sails it to his former home, a dilapidated shack on a remote island south of Tahiti. His dream is to find the son he sired decades earlier when he lived there. However, once he is settled, his body begins to reject the alien heart.
Jules et Jim Jules and Jim ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and held by 119 libraries worldwide
The story of friendship between two artists and their love for the same woman.
Le Petit soldat ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in French and held by 61 libraries worldwide
New wave film about intrigue and assassination between French OAS and Algerian FLN revolutionaries in Geneva during the Algerian crisis of 1958.
Le petit soldat ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 52 libraries worldwide
A tragic love story amid political intrigue and murder.
La bride sur le cou ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 16 libraries worldwide
In this sexy screwball comedy, dizzy model Sophie is devastated when her boyfriend runs off to a ski resort with an American heiress. With the help of custard pies, loaded rifles, speeding toboggans, and a screwy swami, Sophie soon finds adventure everywhere and love where she least expects it.
Beau travail ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Inspired by Herman Melville's 'Billy Budd', this film is a stunning combination of literature, music, poetry and dance that explores the near-mythical world of the French Foreign Legion. Galoup is a sergeant-major whose position and power are threatened when the bravery and heroism of new recruit Sentain attracts the attention of the platoon's commandant. Enraged, Galoup plots Sentain's downfall, a doomed course of action that leads to his own undoing. DVD.
La naissance de l'amour ( Visual )
in French and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Le Petit soldat by Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in French and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"1958. La France doit faire face à la guerre d'Algérie. Bruno Forestier, déserteur, travaille en Suisse pour le compte d'un groupuscule d'extrême droite. Ses amis le soupçonnent de pratiquer le double jeu et le mettent à l'épreuve en lui ordonnant d'assassiner un journaliste de Radio Suisse.
Beau travail by Claire Denis ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Please not now! La bride sur le cou ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Dizzy model Sophie is devastated when her boyfriend runs off to a ski resort with an American heiress. With the help of custard pies, loaded rifles, speeding toboggans and a screwy swami, Sophie soon finds adventure everywhere and love where she least expects it.
Deux films de Philippe Garrel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Two partly autobiographical films dealing with the problems of men and women in relationships with issues surrounding children and drug abuse.
Der kleine Soldat ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in French and German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The films of Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Four films directed by Jean-Luc Godard about a criminal and his relationship with an American woman, two lovers who belong to opposing political parties, two soldiers and their military and personal lives, and a reflection on war through the ages.
The intruder L'intrus ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Der herzkranke Louis Trebor lebt einsam in einer Hütte in den Wäldern des Französischen Jura. Verfolgt von den Schatten der Vergangenheit, entschließt er sich, sein schwaches Herz gegen ein neues einzutauschen und seine Gegenwart gegen eine Reise in die Vergangenheit.
Africa Algeria Armed Forces Assassination Black market Civil war Coffee plantations Cold War (1945-1989) Comedy films Djibouti Drama Dysfunctional families Espionage, American Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Foreign films France France.--Armée.--Légion étrangère French Polynesia Friendship Garrisons Heart--Transplantation Heart--Transplantation--Patients Heart--Transplantation--Psychological aspects History Islands Man-woman relationships Melodrama Military deserters Mothers and sons Motion pictures, French Nancy, Jean-Luc Nationalism New wave films Organ trafficking Revolution (Algeria : 1954-1962) Romance films Social history Soldiers Spies Spy films Switzerland Torture Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Uris, Leon,--1924-2003 Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films
Subotkiof, Mischa, 1935-
Subotkiof, Mischa 1935-
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