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FilmFour (Firm)

Overview
Works: 277 works in 730 publications in 3 languages and 60,547 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Romance films  Melodrama  Biographical films  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Documentary films  Nonfiction 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 )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Hindi and held by 3,204 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 )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Important note to educators: This Edited Version for educators has been altered from the original theatrical release and is not rated. To retain the integrity of the source material, this version contains violence, cruelty, strong language, and sexuality that may not be suitable for all student audiences. Fox Searchlight Pictures requests that educators follow the guidelines of their school district when presenting this film to students." -- on DVD cover
The last king of Scotland by Forest Whitaker( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 2,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. Amin's incredible story as seen through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan, a young Scotsman who becomes the volatile leader's personal physician and trusted confidant. What starts off as a fascinating job soon turns to horror as the doctor realizes what kind of man he really works for
Diarios de motocicleta Motorcycle diaries by Walter Salles( Visual )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 2,078 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
The lovely bones by Peter Jackson( Visual )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When 14-year-old Susie Salmon was murdered, she left her unfinished life behind. 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
In Bruges by Martin McDonagh( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,444 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 Kazuo Ishiguro( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy are best friends who grow up together at an English boarding school with a chilling secret. When they learn the shocking truth that they are genetically engineered clones raised to be organ donors, they embrace their fleeting chance to live and love
Hyde Park on Hudson by Bill Murray( Visual )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Great Britain faces an imminent war with Germany, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt ... and his wife, Eleanor ... , invite 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"--Container
Seven psychopaths by Martin McDonagh( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,273 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
One day by David Nicholls( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,219 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 )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,174 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
A most wanted man by Anton Corbijn( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,106 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
Under the skin by Jonathan Glazer( Visual )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alien in the form of a voluptuous young woman combs the streets of Scotland in search of men. She lures a succession of lost souls into her otherworldly lair, where they are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again
Nowhere boy by Sam Taylor-Wood( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Liverpool in 1955, the adolescent years of John Lennon are chronicled. Raised by his Aunt Mimi, his world is turned inside-out when his free spirited mother re-enters his life, opening up old wounds that release pain, anger, frustration, and his artistry
Venus by Roger Michell( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice, a still-working actor whiles away his dwindling days playing bit parts (corpses, mostly) or at the local pub with a pair of equally frail footlights friends, drama queen Ian and taciturn Donald. Ian announces that his niece has sent her wayward daughter to stay with him. Jessie is a borderline hooligan, surly, self-centered, willful, and a prodigious drinker. Maurice looks at Jessie with unapologetic longing, appreciating things she can't see in herself, but also the idea of youth--specifically, womanly youth. Jessie appraises Maurice to see what she can get out of him, and they play at Henry Higgins tutoring Eliza Doolittle together. Both are prickly, independent egoists, and wherever they're going, neither is going quietly
In the shadow of the Moon by David Sington( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of NASA's Apollo program and the lunar landings by American astronauts made between 1968 and 1972. Features rare archival footage and interviews with surviving astronauts
Touching the void by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1985, two young British friends travelled to a remote corner of Peru. Ambitious mountaineers, their aim was to conquer the unclimbed west face of a notorious 21,000 ft. peak "Siula Grande". Their story has become part of mountaineering legend. This film combines interviews and reenactments to tell the story
Me and you and everyone we know by John Hawkes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life
The house of mirth by Terence Davies( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story takes place at the opening of a new century, one that held forth all kinds of promises, especially for women. In this post-Victorian Fifth Avenue milieu, Lily Bart, an unmarried woman of 29 with dwindling prospects, needs a husband badly. She lives beyond her means, relying on the grudging charity of her elderly aunt. She is the kind of girl who would make an admirable decoration on some fine gentleman's arm, but there is a liveliness--a knowingness--in her eyes that alarms potential suitors. Lily is unsuccessful in her search for a haven, because she values her emotional and financial independence. To her eternal sorrow, it is other women, the doyennes of high society, who obliquely, ruthlessly, keep that independence forever out of poor Lily's reach
Brick lane by Laura Jones( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazneen is a young Bangladeshi woman who arrives in London during the 1980s. She leaves behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. In a loveless marriage to the middle aged Chanu, she feels trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London. She begins to fear that her soul is quietly dying. Meanwhile, her sister Hasina, continues to live a carefree life back in Bangladesh. Nazneen struggles to accept her lifestyle and tries to keep her head down in spite of life's blows. She soon discovers that life cannot be avoided and she is forced to confront life the day that the hotheaded young Karim comes knocking at her door
 
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Alternative Names
Channel Four (Great Britain). FilmFour

Film 4 (Firm)

Film Four (Firm)

Film4 (Firm)

Languages
English (154)

Spanish (18)

Hindi (1)

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