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Zephyr Films

Works: 26 works in 68 publications in 2 languages and 5,687 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Romance films  Biographical films  Wildlife films  Church history  Action and adventure films  Romantic comedy films  Horror films 
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Zephyr Films
The last station by E. T. A Hoffmann( Visual )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Last Station is a love story set during the last year of the life and turbulent marriage of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy and his wife the Countess Sofya. Tolstoy, having rejected his title and embraced an ascetic life style, finds himself increasingly at odds with Sofya. As his devoted disciple Vladimir Chertkov urges him to sign a new will leaving the rights to his work to the Russian people rather than his family, the conflict between husband and wife grows to breaking point. The whole affair is witnessed by Tolstoy's new secretary, Valentin Bulgakov, whose burgeoning love for the beautiful and feisty Masha is set against the waning love of Tolstoy and Sofya. A man at war within and without, Tolstory, in his final days, makes a run for peace on a train with his physician, his daughter and Bulgakov. Sofya and Cherthov follow, but, too ill to continue, Tolstory stops at the tiny railway station ay Astapovo. While hundreds camp outside awaiting hourly reports, it is here, at a remote railway junction, that Leo Tolstoy finds the peace he has been searching for. The Last Station is a film about the difficulty of living with love and the impossibility of living without it."--Container
Hannibal rising by Peter Webber( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After young Hannibal is forced to watch his little sister, Mischa, being devoured by starving soldiers in his Lithuania homeland, Hannibal vows to avenge his sister's death by slaying those who committed not only war crimes against the Lecters, but also against other families during WW II. Hannibal's revenge plan includes his cannibalism to justify his insatiable appetite for human flesh. Hannibal excels in his medical school classes dissecting cadavers. Complications arise when Hannibal interacts with his sexy Aunt, Lady Murasaki. Murasaki educates him in the art of beheading and Hannibal learns that his sword fetish is a manifestation of physical lust
The last legion( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE LAST LEGION is a reason to rejoice for action fans who prefer their battle scenes to be composed of flesh and blood rather than megabytes. Based on the novel by Valerio Manfredi, this is a sword-and-sandal epic that deftly weaves a tale of the fall of the Roman Empire with myth and magic, giving us plenty of swordplay and liberal doses of knowingly corny humor. In Rome of 476 A.D., 12-year-old Romulus Augustus (Thomas Sangster) is to be crowned emperor at the same time that barbarian king Odoacer (Peter Mullan) arrives with his fierce warriors--led by brutish Wulfila (Kevin McKidd)--to slaughter everyone in sight. With his family dead, young Romulus is captured and taken, along with his teacher--the wise mystic Ambrosinus (Ben Kingsley)--to the island of Capri. Learning that the Byzantine Empire has offered a safe haven for Romulus, surviving Roman soldier Aurelius (Colin Firth) teams up with fierce female warrior Mira (Aishwarya Rai) and sets out to retrieve the boy. Deceit on the part of the Byzantines, however, necessitates that Aurelius change direction for Britannia, home of the last safe outpost for Romans. In an era where every thrill-ride film strives to be louder, bloodier, and more boundary-stretching than the next, THE LAST LEGION shows a charming, family-friendly restraint. The cast, led by two veteran English actors (Kingsley and Firth, the good guys), two fine Scottish actors (Mullan and McKidd, the baddies), and a Bollywood superstar (Rai, grand in her action sequence), is clearly having a blast. With rousing, elaborate (and bloodless) battle scenes, liberal humor, and a neat twist at its conclusion, this is old-fashioned B-movie making in the best sense of the word
Black death by Christopher Smith( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is tasked with learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village
God help the girl by Stuart Murdoch( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eve is a catastrophe - low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass and fastidious James. Together they decide there's only one thing to do: form a pop group
Death defying acts by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary McGarvie is a beautiful con artist who, with the help of her young daughter, fools audiences into believing she is psychic. The legendary magician Harry Houdini comes to town with a skeptic's challenge. He is going to give $10,000 to anyone who can correctly 'channel' his mother's dying words. Mary accepts the challenge. Houdini enters into a passionate affair with the charming clairvoyant even as he prepares for the most dangerous stunt of his career
Esther Kahn by Arnaud Desplechin( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Jewish migrant living in London at the turn of the 19th century works with her family in a sweatshop. But Esther is the weak link in the operation. She is slow and stubborn, she never has an opinion on anything and never feels anything for anyone. She decides to become an actress, because it is only in the theater that she awakens. It is on the stage that, one evening, she breaks through twenty years of suppressed life, and really begins to live--Container
Wild side by Sébastien Lifshitz( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of outsiders, one transsexual, one deserter from the Russian army, and one male prostitute, find comfort in each other. However, this leads to a complicated love triangle
My best fiend : Klaus Kinski by Werner Herzog( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My best fiend is a film about the love-hate relationship between between Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski. It reveals the deep trust between the two exceptional artists and their independently and simultaneously hatched plans to murder one another
Daniel and the superdogs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel and the Superdogs overcome adversity with the help of friends and a cuddly canine
Vipère au poing = Viper in the fist by Philippe de Broca( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Rezeau et son frère aîné vivent heureux à la "Belle Angerie", le château de famille. La mort de leur grand-mère provoque le retour d'Indochine de leurs parents et sonne le glas de leur enfance--Paule Rezeau, la mère, digne héritière des sorcières de conte de fée, prend le pouvoir à la Belle Angerie. Son époux ne le lui dispute guère, plus occupé par la chasse aux insectes que par l'éducation de ses enfants. Corvées, punitions et privations absurdes se succèdent pour le "bien des enfants", jusqu'au jour où Jean fait le choix de la révolte. Il dresse ses frères contre cette mère qui ne sait pas les aimer et fait régner un climat de guerre civile, cocasse et terrible. Jean tient bon, jusqu'au bout et la haine le fera grandir comme d'autre l'amour
Daniel et les superdogs by Andre Melançon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel, un jeune garçon de 11 ans, est réputé pour faire les quatre cents coups avec ses deux compères Colin et William. Un jour, il fait la rencontre de Gypsy, un chine abandonné, qui erre, comme lui, en quête d'amour. Pour racheter ses bêtises, Daniel décide alors de relever un défi insensé: faire participer Gypsy au prestigieux spectacle des Superdogs. Débute alors une aventure trépidante et riche de fous-rires et de moments de complicité, surtout lorsqu'il fait la rencontre d'Avril, la fille de la propriétaire du chenil, qui ne se laissera pas conquérir facilement
Big miracle by Ken Kwapis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses underwater photography to examine whales and their habits
A further gesture by Robert Dornhelm( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a daring break from prison, Dowd decided to leave his life of crime behind. He leaves his friends and the woman who loves him and heads for New York City. Starting clean, he's not looking for trouble ... but trouble always has a way of finding him
Penelope by Mark Palansky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Penelope Wilhern is born to wealthy socialites. She is afflicted by the Wilhern spell that can only be broken when she finds love. Hidden away in her family's estate, the lonely girl meets a string of suitors in her parent's futile attempt to break the curse. Each eligible bachelor is enamored with Penelope and her sizable dowry, but only until her curse is revealed. Lemon, a mischievous and eager tabloid reporter, wants a photograph of the mysterious Penelope and hires Max to pose as a prospective suitor to get the shot. The handsome down-on-his luck gambler finds himself falling for Penelope. He decides to disappear so he will not disappoint her or to expose his surreptitious ways. Fed up by this latest betrayal and determined to live life on her own terms, Penelope breaks free from her family and ventures into the world alone. She finds adventure and meets Annie, her first friend, and becomes the person she was meant to be
Break( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"After a daring break from prison, Sean decided to leave his life of crime behind. He leaves his friends and the woman who loves him and heads for New York City. Starting clean, he's not looking for trouble ... but trouble always has a way of finding him."--Container."
South Africa : from apartheid to reconciliation : 3 documentaries = Coffret Afrique du sud : de l'apartheid à la réconcilliation : 3 documentaires( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Last grave at Dimbaza: Shot illegally in South Africa in 1972, this documentary unveils the daily life in South Africa during the Apartheid. It depicts the inhuman conditions that were forced on the black citizens of the shantytown Dimbaza where people were dying of malnutrition and neglect. Covering the various steps in the colonziation of South Africa by the Europeans and with the help of statistics, the film explains where and how racism and Apartheid grew into a dogmatic terror
Down to earth : Monte Hummel : Canadian shield( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

V.2. Monte Hummel - Canadian Shield: The environmentalist visits an expanse of Canadian Shield wilderness northwest of Kingston, Ont. near Loon Lake
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The last legion
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