WorldCat Identities

Taurand, Gilles

Works: 156 works in 435 publications in 4 languages and 3,692 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Coming-of-age films  Crime films  War films  Romance films  Documentary films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Author, Adapter, Restager , Bibliographic antecedent, 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 2014 in 3 languages and held by 771 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 )

49 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 539 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 )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in French and English and held by 383 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
L'enfant d'en haut = Sister by Ursula Meier( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 325 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 271 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 )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in French and English and held by 218 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 202 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 165 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 73 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 )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in French and English and held by 72 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 )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With over 15 billion hungry mouths to feed around the world, the food industry is big business. Advertising and fashion magazines hold sway over eating habits in some countries, while others suffer from trade rules causing food shortages. This series examines how globablization of the food industry is effecting dinner tables around the world
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
Diese Nacht( Visual )

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

Alice et Martin by André Techiné( Visual )

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

A love story between two emotionally damaged outsiders, 'Alice et Martin' marks auteur André Techiné's return to the haunting and intense territory of 'The Wild Reeds' (Les Roseaux Savages) and reunites him with Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche. Following the death of his father, 20 year old Martin goes missing. He eventually reappears, distressed and fragile, at the Paris appartment shared by his half brother and flatmate, Alice. Finding work as a model, Martin becomes successful and begins to recover his self-conficence. Tentatively, a love affair between him and the troubled Alice devleops and she eventually becomes pregnant. However, their happiness is short lived as the mystery of Martin's past unravels and he reveals to her a terrible secret
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?
Le promeneur du Champ de Mars by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 24 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
Home by Ursula Meier( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and held by 23 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
Hotel des Ameriques by André Techiné( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 22 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
Exécution d'un soldat en gare de Metz : roman by Gilles Taurand( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuit de chien by Werner Schroeter( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 18 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
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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

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