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FilmFour (Firm)

Overview
Works: 378 works in 1,088 publications in 5 languages and 80,995 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  History  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Road films  Science fiction films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about FilmFour (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by FilmFour (Firm)
Slumdog Millionaire by Danny Boyle( Visual )

31 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Hindi and held by 3,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamal Malik is an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" When the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating. Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up. He describes their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Every chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible questions. When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers watch to find out if he can answer the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love
12 Years a Slave by Steve McQueen( Visual )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning historical slave-narrative drama directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film follows the experience of Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), an African-American living with a wife and two children in Saratoga, New York, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery by men claiming to offer him work as a circus musician. Transported by ship to New Orleans, it isn't long before he is given a new name and sold to William Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch), a relatively empathetic slave owner. But confrontations with the cruel and violent overseer John Tibeats (Paul Dano) leads to Solomon being passed on by Ford to the extremely abusive and alcoholic planter Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender), who rules his slaves with a whip in one hand and a Bible in the other. Believing the only hope of regaining his freedom is to remain passive for the time being, Solomon ceases fighting against the illegitimacy of his situation until salvation is offered to him by a kindly labourer named Bass (Brad Pitt). The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won three including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o). It also won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama and BAFTAs for Best Leading Actor (Ejiofor) and Best Film
The last king of Scotland by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 2,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Garrigan has just graduated from medical school in his native Scotland, seeking a change he travels to 1970's era Uganda with the vague but well-intentioned notion of providing aid to the impoverished locals. After aiding newly-appointed dictator Idi Amin in a car collision, Amin asks Nick to serve as his personal physician
The Motorcycle Diaries = Diarios de motocicleta by Walter Salles( Visual )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 2,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1952, a young medical student and a biochemist from Argentina set off on a road trip across South America. As they straddled their beaten up motorcycle, the men talked in awed tones of the sights they were about to experience
Room by Lenny Abrahamson( Visual )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After five-year old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed environment that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a miraculous discovery: the outside world
The lovely bones by Peter Jackson( Visual )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The extraordinary story about one girl's life, and everything that came after. When 14-year-old Susie Salmon was murdered, she left her unfinished life behind. But now from her place in a strange but beautiful in-between world, she must help her father catch her killer and protect her family before she can finally move on."--Container
Carol by Todd Haynes( Visual )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her twenties, Therese is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage
Ex machina by Alex Garland( Visual )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caleb, a 24-year-old coder at the world's largest Internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a retreat belonging to the company's reclusive CEO, Nathan. But when Caleb arrives he finds that he will have to participate in a fascinating experiment with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot woman, Ava. Truths, emotions, and motives are blurred as the relationship between Caleb, Ava, and Nathan intensifies
Suffragette by Sarah Gavron( Visual )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life
In Bruges by Martin McDonagh( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray and Ken, two foul-mouthed Irish hit men, are hiding out in Bruges, Belgium. For Ray, Bruges is a place where you can spend a year in a weekend, while Ken finds the ancient town calming and contemplative. Ken and Ray work for Harry, a crime lord who eventually materializes in Bruges, and ends up proving that even professional hitmen have their feelings. A loopy, violent fable that is part thriller, part spoof, with a dash of dark comedy, leavened with intellectual conceits and religious allegory--but in no way is "In Bruges" long, boring, or slow
Never let me go by Mark Romanek( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy are best friends who grow up together in the isolated boarding school called Hailsham, with a chilling secret. As children, Kathy is secretly in love with Tommy. Then she sees her best friend Ruth holding Tommy's hand, and is devastated. As adolescents, Tommy and Kathy form a deep connection, only to have Ruth shove them apart with her own romantic demands. As they prepare to leave the school, they learn of their true purpose: each is a clone that will later have their organs harvested for medical purposes. Kathy takes on the role of "Carer," dedicating herself to looking after those being slowly dissected, and eventually Tommy and Ruth prepare to make their first "donations." As the years pass, the group grows apart, before finally reuniting just as both Tommy and Ruth are about to "complete."
Hyde Park on Hudson by Roger Michell( Visual )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Great Britain faces an imminent war with Germany, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, invited the King and Queen of England for a weekend at their home in upstate New York. But during the first-ever visit of a reigning British monarch to America, international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR's domestic establishment, as wife, mother, and mistresses all conspire to make the royal trip an unforgettable one
Mr. Turner by Mike Leigh( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies
Seven psychopaths by Colin Farrell( Visual )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marty is a struggling screenwriter who wants nothing more than to finish his script. Instead, he becomes entangled with the Los Angeles gangster underworld when his odd, but well-meaning friends kidnap a volatile gangster's shih tzu. The ordeal gives Marty all the inspiration he needs; now, he must live long enough to finish his story
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The timeless story of Macbeth, the fearless Scottish General whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means to gain power of the throne. A thrilling interpretation of one of Shakespeare's most famous and compelling characters, Macbeth is a dramatic re-imagining of the realities of war-torn times and a tale of all-consuming passion and ambition."--Container
A most wanted man by Anton Corbijn( Visual )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"German intelligence agent Gunther Bachmann (Philip Seymour Hoffman, in his final starring role) must race against time to solve a perilous mystery: Is the half-Chechen, half-Russian Muslim who's surfaced in Hamburg a victim seeking refuge, or a terrorist seeking revenge?"--Container
One day by David Nicholls( Visual )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After one day together -- July 15th, 1988, their college graduation -- Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess) begin a friendship that lasts a lifetime. She's a working-class girl who dreams of making the world a better place. He's a wealthy charmer who thinks the world is his playground. Somewhere over the next two decades, these two very different people realize that the love they've been hoping for has been there for them all along"--Container
The eagle by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca, Marcus sets out across Hadrian's Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the lost legion's golden emblem
Under the skin by Jonathan Glazer( Visual )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An existential, experimental science fiction film with erotic overtones that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human in which an alien in the form of a voluptuous young woman prowls the streets of Scotland in search of isolated lonely and unsuspecting men whom she lures into her otherworldly lair, where they are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again
The lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos( Visual )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Lobster is set in a dystopian near future where single people, according to the rules of the town, are arrested and transferred to the Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into the woods. A desperate man escapes from the Hotel to the woods where the Loners live and there he falls in love, although it's against their rules. Colin Farrell’s cha­racter’s animal of choice is a lobster."--Publisher's description
 
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The Motorcycle Diaries = Diarios de motocicleta
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