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Taurand, Gilles

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Most widely held works by Gilles Taurand
Les adieux a la reine = Farewell, my queen by Benoît Jacquot( Visual )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidonie, who serves as reader to Marie Antoinette and displays a singular romantic devotion to the queen, witnesses the final days of the French Revolution from inside the walls of the Palace of Versailles. The film is seen from Sidonie's point of view, and the story takes place over the course of four days
Le temps retrouvé = Time regained by Raúl Ruiz( Visual )

52 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1992 and Marcel Proust is on his death-bed, looking through photos, remembering his life. But the real characters mingle with the fictional ones. And gradually, fiction wins out over reality. His life's only sense lies in the reality of his work, and his work streams before his eyes. His literary characters people his memories like a stereoscope projection on the wall of his room, coming to life in the self-contained world of his small apartment on the Rue Hamelin. The happy days and lost paradises of his childhood alternate with the more recent memories of his social and literary life. The drama of the war, closely examined from the viewpoint of the small circles of Paris society, is transformed into a vast social comedy. In the spreading twilight the shape of post-war society hovers on the horizon
L'armée du crime = Army of crime by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in French and English and held by 392 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 326 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 )

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

"1962. Maïté, Serge, François et Henri, le pied noir exilé, vivent dans une petite ville du Sud-Ouest [de la France]. La guerre d'Algérie et le baccalauréat occupent les esprits. Entre les murs de l'internat ou au milieu des roseaux sauvages, les passions politiques se mêlent aux passions amoureuses--"--Conteneur
La belle personne = Beautiful person by Christophe Honoré( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in French and English and held by 223 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 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vandal" is the story of a wayward young man who comes of age in the world of graffiti art. Like the stolen car he is driving in circles, Cherif's life is going nowhere in a hurry. When he is arrested for the umpteenth time, Cherif's exasperated mother strikes a last-chance deal with a judge to send the troubled juvenile to live quietly with his aunt and uncle and attend vocational school. Cherif's earnest attempt to go straight is sending him directly to the doldrums, until he discovers that his even straighter-laced cousin Thomas is actually part of a local gang of taggers, who roam the night bombing walls and overpasses in the shadow of a mysterious tagger whose death-defying works have made him a legend
Nettoyage à sec = Dry cleaning by Anne Fontaine( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 75 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
Les voleurs = Thieves by André Techiné( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in French and English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sophisticated professor falls in love with a young thief and falls into a world of murder and self-destruction
A matter of taste = Une affaire de goût by Bernard Rapp( Visual )

13 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 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five classic French films from 1968 through 1984 starring actress Catherine Deneuve
Hotel des Ameriques = Hotel America by André Techiné( Visual )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hotel des Ameriques: Hélène, a distracted anesthetist, almost runs down Gilles one evening on a Biarritz street. She is still numb from the drowning death earlier that year of her lover, a visionary architect. Gilles presses for a relationship, then backs away, deciding she could never love someone of lower class and limited prospects. But she does fall in love with him and gradually her depression eases. As she heals, he becomes obsessed with her lover's talents and his own limitations, behaving bizarrely and pushing her away
Diese Nacht( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le promeneur du Champ de Mars by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 32 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]
Alice et Martin by André Techiné( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in French and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the mysterious death of his father, 20-year old Martin spends three weeks on the run eventually arriving in Paris at the door of his half-brother Benjamin, a struggling actor. Benjamin's friend Alice answers, hesitantly inviting Martin into the apartment and into the unconventional life she shares with Benjaminutes Alice is nervous and brittle, obviously harbouring her own private grief. At first she resents Martin's presence in the apartment, however she gradually begins to care for the young man and eventually falls deeply in love with him. Their happiness is short lived when Martin's past comes back to haunt him and Alice begins a quest to find out exactly how Martin's father died
A major inconvenience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 28 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 Yann Arthus-Bertrand( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jaquette indique : "Au milieu d'une campagne calme et désertique s'étend à perte de vue une autoroute laissée à l'abandon depuis sa construction. Au bord du bitume, à quelques mètres seulement des barrières de sécurité, se trouve une maison isolée dans laquelle vit une famille. Les travaux vont reprendre et on annonce l'ouverture prochaine de l'autoroute à la circulation..."
24 heures de la vie d'une femme by Laurent Bouhnik( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in French and held by 22 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
Réparer les vivants by Katell Quillévéré( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tout commence au petit jour dans une mer déchaînée avec trois jeunes surfeurs. Quelques heures plus tard, sur le chemin du retour, c'est l'accident. Désormais suspendue aux machines dans un hôpital du Havre, la vie de Simon n'est plus qu'un leurre. Au même moment, à Paris, une femme attend la greffe providentielle qui pourra prolonger sa vie..." [Source : jaquette]
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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

ג'יל טורן



French (218)

English (14)

German (11)