WorldCat Identities

Taurand, Gilles

Works: 120 works in 417 publications in 8 languages and 3,573 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Coming-of-age films  Crime films  War films  Romance films  Domestic comedy films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Author, Adapter, Restager , Arranger, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gilles Taurand
Les adieux a la reine Farewell, my queen by Benoît Jacquot( Visual )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1789, at the dawn of the French Revolution, Versailles continues to enjoy a carefree and gay existence, far from the tumult engulfing Paris. When news comes to court of the storming of the Bastille, the palace empties out as nobles and servants flee. But Sidonie Laborde, a young reader totally devoted to the Queen, doesn't want to believe the rumors she is hearing. Protected by Marie-Antoinette, she feels that no harm can come to her. But she is unaware that these are the last three days that she will be at Marie-Antoinette's side
Le temps retrouvé Time regained by Raúl Ruiz( Visual )

55 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1922, this film opens with Proust on his deathbed remembering his life. Gradually his own experiences give way to the characters in his novel
L'armée du crime Army of crime by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revenge - Liberation - Young Resistance Heroes. Paris, 1941. The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and émigrés in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for freedom. News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS General, eventually reaches Berlin. Under the orders of the Gestapo, French police and collaborators hound Manouchian and his Résistants until, to escape torture, one of their associates denounces the whole group. After a show trial, the twenty-three heroes are brought to face a firing squad...--Kanopy
L'enfant d'en haut = Sister by Ursula Meier( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Simon lives with his older sister in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. Every day, he takes the lift up to the opulent ski world above, stealing equipment from rich tourists to resell to the local kids down in the valley. But when Simon partners with a crooked British seasonal worker, he begins to lose his boundaries, affecting his relationship with his sister and plummeting him into dangerous territory"--Container
Les roseaux sauvages Wild reeds by André Techiné( Visual )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in French and German and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poignant coming-of-age story set in southwest France in 1962. Sensitive young François is uncertain of his sexuality as he finds himself more attracted to his classmate Serge than to his platonic girlfriend Maïté. An older boy, Henri, is drawn into the circle, further complicating relationships. Through their passage into adulthood, the four experience a series of sexual and political conflicts as they explore the mysteries of the human heart
La belle personne = Beautiful person by Christophe Honoré( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in French and English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful sixteen-year-old Junie attends a new school only to find herself in love with her charming Italian teacher while also being pursued by a fellow student
Les Égarés Strayed by André Techiné( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in French and German and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the German occupation of Paris during World War II, a young widow flees the war-torn city with her two children and must rely on a mysterious young stranger in order to survive
Vandal by Hélier Cisterne( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in French and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a wayward young man who comes of age in the world of graffiti art
Les voleurs Thieves by André Techiné( Visual )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An erotic psychological thriller from France, which interweaves a contemporary love triangle with a family chronicle and noirish intrigue. Through the shifting of narrative voices, this intricately woven series of flashbacks and flash-forwards reveals each character's piece of the puzzle. Writer/Director Andre Téchiné delves deep into the passions, spoken or unspoken, acknowledge but more often disavowed, of families and of lovers. -- Container
Nettoyage à sec Dry cleaning by Anne Fontaine( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jean-Marie and Nicole Kunstler, a hard-working French couple ... run a dry-cleaning establishment in the provincial town of Belfort. There is frission, the whiff of excitement that clings to the danger of crossing the boundaries that separate the conventional from the forbidden."--Container
A matter of taste Une affaire de goût by Bernard Rapp( Visual )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frédéric Delamont, a wealthy businessman, hires Nicolas, a young waiter, to be his personal food taster--with escalating stakes. Delamont's shrewd, bizarre plan is to make Nicolas into a counterpart so sensitive that he can anticipate and share all of his employer's exact tastes
Catherine Deneuve 5-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five classic French films from 1968 through 1984 starring actress Catherine Deneuve
Diese Nacht by Werner Schroeter( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of people try to flee from a state-controlled South American city which is torn apart by competing military
Hotel des Ameriques Hotel America by André Techiné( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J'embrasse pas: A young man leaves his small town in southern France to discover Paris. Being inexperienced and naive, he must give up his dream of becoming an actor and prostitutes himself to men for money and survival. Throughout all these encounters, he keeps his innocence but becomes very emotionally detached
Alice et Martin by André Techiné( Visual )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in French and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Martin was young, he killed his father. To conceal the shame, his family never said anything and acted as if the death had been accidental. Martin then moves to Paris where he meets Alice. With her help, he eventually manages to forget his terrible crime - until one day, he learns that she is pregnant. From this moment on, he becomes haunted by his own past. Can Alice prevent him from slipping into madness?"--Container
Le promeneur du Champ de Mars by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ce film raconte l'histoire d'une fin de règne et d'une fin de vie : celle de François Mitterrand. Alors que le Président livre les derniers combats face à la maladie, un jeune journaliste passionné tente de lui arracher des leçons universelles sur la politique et l'histoire, sur l'amour et la littérature... Des certitudes sur la vie. Mais le vieil homme n'en a guère à dispenser car c'est pour lui le moment où passé, présent et futur se confondent en un seul temps ; ce temps où seuls les doutes demeurent, ce temps où tous les hommes sont égaux : celui de la proximité avec la mort"--[allociné.fr]
A major inconvenience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurent has always wanted to be a professional soccer player, and spends every moment practicing for when that day finally comes. When he meets and falls for another player's mother, will he give up his lifelong dream for true love?
Home by Ursula Meier( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric family lives on the edge of an unused highway. Suddenly, the road is opened to traffic, surrounding them with noise and exhaust fumes. The family refuses to move, preferring to stay in the one place their mother calls home
24 heures de la vie d'une femme by Laurent Bouhnik( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he returns to the casino and seaside resort of his early teens, 78-year-old Louis encounters Olivia, a 19-year-old woman madly in love with a violent cad. Louis tells the story of his own mother having an intense fling with his Italian tennis instructor in 1936, and of Marie Collins Brown, the slightly older widowed woman who helped him through his confusion and pain by recounting the story of her passionate 24-hour fling with a hopeless young Polish gambler in 1913
Exécution d'un soldat en gare de Metz : roman by Gilles Taurand( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.25 for Les adieux ... to 0.86 for 24 heures ...)

Les roseaux sauvages Wild reeds
Alternative Names
Gilles Taurand französischer Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor

Gilles Taurand French writer and screenwriter

Taurand, Gilles Raymond 1943-

Торан, Жиль французский писатель и сценарист

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