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FilmFour (Firm)

Overview
Works: 318 works in 906 publications in 5 languages and 70,926 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Science fiction films  Romance 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 )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 3,253 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 )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope
The last king of Scotland by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 2,538 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
The lovely bones by Peter Jackson( Visual )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,989 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." -- Back cover
The Motorcycle diaries = Diarios de motocicleta by Walter Salles( Visual )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 1,807 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
Ex Machina by Alex Garland( Visual )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,592 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
In Bruges by Martin McDonagh( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,464 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 1,397 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 )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 1,375 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
Seven psychopaths by Martin McDonagh( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,294 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 )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,231 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
A most wanted man by Anton Corbijn( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,221 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
The eagle by Kevin MacDonald( Visual )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,185 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 )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,146 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
Room( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After five-year old Jack and his Mom escape from the enclosed environment that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a miraculous discovery: the outside world
Mr. Turner by Mike Leigh( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,086 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
Nowhere boy by Sam Taylor-Wood( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,048 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
Suffragette( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,033 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
Venus by Roger Michell( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,016 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
Black Sea( Visual )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A submarine captain leads his crew on a dangerous mission to find sunken treasure in the Black Sea
 
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The Motorcycle diaries = Diarios de motocicleta
Alternative Names
Channel Four (Great Britain). FilmFour

Film 4 (Firm)

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Languages
English (191)

Spanish (21)

French (2)

Hindi (1)

Chinese (1)

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