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Taurand, Gilles

Works: 147 works in 376 publications in 5 languages and 3,455 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical films  War films  Sports films  Fiction  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Author, Adapter, Restager , Arranger, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gilles Taurand
Les adieux a la reine Farewell, my queen by Benot Jacquot( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 709 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
L'armée du crime Army of crime by Robert Gudiguian( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in French and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Paris, 1941, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian leads a motley crew of foreign-born resistance fighters in clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. An initially reluctant Manouchian and his team must resort to guerilla tactics and radical measures in the name of liberty. News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS general, eventually reaches Berlin
Le temps retrouvé Time regained( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in French and English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1922, this film opens with Marcel Proust on his deathbed, looking through old photos and remembering his past. His own experiences gradually give way to the characters in his novel
L'enfant d'en haut = Sister by Ursula Meier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 312 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 Andr Techin( Visual )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in French and held by 262 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 Honor( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in French and held by 195 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
Le temps retrouvé by Ral Ruiz( Visual )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 194 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
Les Égarés Strayed( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 188 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 Hlier Cisterne( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a wayward young man who comes of age in the world of graffiti art
Nettoyage à sec Dry cleaning by Anne Fontaine( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 71 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
Catherine Deneuve 5-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five classic French films from 1968 through 1984 starring actress Catherine Deneuve
Les voleurs by Andr Techin( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in French and English and held by 67 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and English and held by 54 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
Diese Nacht( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in German and French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farewell my queen Les adieux à la reine( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diane Kruger stars as Marie Antoinette, Lǎ Seydoux as her lusting servant, and Virginie Ledoyen as the Queen?s secret lover. As revolution engulfs France and jeopardizes the royals at Versailles, the fate of three women becomes intertwined as they deal with impending threat at a most intimate level. At the dawn of the French Revolution, as turmoil brews in Paris, Versailles carries on, careless and unworried as if isolated from the rest of the world. Sidonie Laborde, the Queen?s young reader, carefree and entirely devoted, takes full advantage of the intimate moments which tie her to Marie-Antoinette, whom she admires so much. Sidonie is unaware that she is about to live out the last three days she?ll ever have at her mistress?s side, in the Versailles of pomp, extravagance, games of leisure and luxury
A major inconvenience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 34 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?
Hotel des Ameriques by Andr Techin( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Biarritz, au détour d'une rue, Hélène renverse Gilles en voiture. L'accident est sans gravité, mais le destin les réunit. La beauté de la jeune femme le fascine, mais celle-ci semble se cacher derrière des silences gênés, des expressions distraites et absentes. Prisonnière d'un amour passé, elle finit pourtant par avouer son lourd secret : l'homme qu'elle aimait éperdument s'est noyé, l'année précédente
Le promeneur du Champ de Mars by Robert Gudiguian( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatisation of the last years of a political leadership and a private life: that of Francois Mitterrand. As the President engages in his final battle with illness, a dedicated young journalist tries to extract from him some universal lessons on politics and history, love and literature and the certainties of life. But the old man hardly has any to give because for him, this is the moment when all time, past, present and future, blends into one; the time when only doubt remains, the time when all men are equal: the moment of the nearness of death
Alice et Martin by Andr Techin( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story between two emotionally damaged outsiders. Following the death of his father, 20 year old Martin goes missing. He eventually reappears, distressed and fragile, at the Paris apartment shared by his half brother Benjamin and flatmate Alice
Home by Ursula Meier( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and held by 21 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..."
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Les roseaux sauvages Wild reeds
Alternative Names
Gilles Taurand franzsischer Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor

Gilles Taurand French writer and screenwriter

Taurand, Gilles Raymond 1943-

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