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Meylan, Gérard

Overview
Works: 73 works in 268 publications in 8 languages and 1,017 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Romance films  Crime films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Road films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gérard Meylan
Marius and Jeannette = Marius et Jeannette by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in French and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a small port outside of Marseilles, an animated circle of friends and neighbors join to share in the funny, colorful and off-beat love story of Marius and Jeannette. The vivacious, loud-mouthed Jeannette first meets Marius when he catches her trying to steal paint from the grounds of the cement factory he was hired to guard. Although it's a precarious beginning, the two quickly turn their initial attraction into a budding romance. However, just as their relationship begins to flourish, the warm-hearted Marius retreats with no explanation. Troubled with Marius' mysterious withdrawal, Jeannette's spirited neighbors decide to intervene with hopes of helping the two unlikely lovers save their romance"--Container
La ville est tranquille = The town is quiet by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michele works at a fish market to help support her long-time unemployed husband, heroin-addicted daughter and her infant grandchild. For help she turns to an ex-boyfriend with connections to the criminal world. This portrays an intense contemporary urban reality that builds to an emotionally potent conclusion
La villa by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee broers en een zus komen samen in het huis van hun ernstig zieke vader in een dorpje dichtbij Marseille. Deze terugkeer brengt prettige en onprettige herinneringen naar boven en ze moeten moeilijke keuzes maken
Les neiges du Kilimandjaro by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BIen qu?ayant perdu son travail, Michel vit heureux avec Marie-Claire. Ces deux-là s?aiment depuis trente ans. Leurs enfants et leurs petits-enfants les comblent. Ils ont des amis très proches. Ils sont fiers de leurs combats syndicaux et politiques. Leurs consciences sont aussi transparentes que leurs regards. Ce bonheur va voler en éclats avec leur porte-fenêtre devant deux jeunes hommes armés et masqués qui les frappent, les attachent, leur arrachent leurs alliances, et s?enfuient avec leurs cartes de crédit. Leur désarroi sera d?autant plus violent lorsqu?ils apprennent que cette brutale agression a été organisée par l?un des jeunes ouvriers licenciés avec Michel?
Le voyage en Arménie = Journey to Armenia by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and Armenian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gravely ill, Barsam decides that he wants to return to Armenia, the country of his ancestors. He leaves enough clues behind him so that his daughter Anna can follow him as he intended
Lulu by Alban Berg( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lulu, a transsexual, lives with John. When a town drunk, a local at the bar where Lulu works, accuses her of murder, normal quickly goes out of hand. A detective starts a quirky investigation into the charge but gets nowhere. He believes Lulu is guilty and also wants her locked up for being who she is. Only a journalist who is in love with Lulu is her only hope in this cinematic menage a trois
Marie-Jo et ses deux amours by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur le chemin des contrebandiers, un jour de pique-nique, Marie-Jo applique la lame d'un couteau sur son poignet. Elle aime profondément Daniel, son mari, mais éprouve également la même passion à l'égard de Marco, son amant. Ces deux amours sont impossibles à vivre simultanément
Les neiges du Kilimanjaro = The snows of Kilimanjaro by Ge di ji yang( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michel is an honest union rep who has the unenviable job of deciding which of his workers will be laid off. Settling on a lottery system, he puts his own name in the box and ends up out of a job. When Michel and his closest friends fall victim to a violent home invasion, he is compelled to find the assailants, but what he uncovers forces him to question his entire belief system."--Container
Marius et Jeannette : un conte de l'Estaque by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in French and Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : A Marseille sous le soleil de l'Estaque, Jeannette tente de voler deux pots de peintre sur le chantier d'une cimenterie en démolition. Marius, le gardien des lieux, la surprend... Premier échange explosif entre les deux coeurs farouches blessés par la vie. Sous le regard tendre et complice de Justin, un instituteur retraité, de Dédé et Monique, le couple roi de la chamaille, de Caroline, la communiste indestructible, Marius et Jeannette apprendront pourtant à réenchanter la vie
A l'attaque by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two screenwriters make a bet that they can write a political film by recounting the story of Moliterno et Cie, a small garage in Marseilles. As they gradually create their script, the story's characters and scenes come to life, showing how the garage's owners strive to save their business from the threats of globalisation
Dernier été by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ROUGE MIDI : "De 1920 à 1975, les espoirs et désillusions de quatre générations d'immigrés italiens vivant dans un quartier populaire de Marseille"--[allociné.fr]
The connection by Cédric Jimenez( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marseille. 1975. Pierre Michel, a young magistrate with a wife and children, has just been transferred to help in the crack-down on organized crime. He decides to take on French Connection, a Mafia-run operation that exports heroin the world over. Paying heed to no one's warnings, he leads a one-man campaign against Mafia kingpin Gaetan Zampa, the most untouchable godfather of them all. But Pierre Michel will soon understand that to get results, he will have to change his methods
Au fil d'Ariane by Jean-Louis Prignac( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"C'est le jour de son anniversaire et Ariane est plus seule que jamais dans sa jolie maison. Les bougies sont allumées sur le gâteau mais les invités se sont excusés ... Ils ne viendront pas. Alors elle prend sa jolie voiture et quitte sa jolie banlieue pour se perdre dans la grande ville ..."--Conteneur
Mon père est ingénieur by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Natacha et Jérémie remettent leur couple en question chaque année de manière rituelle. Un mélange d'imagerie religieuse et d'engagement politique au service d'un cinéma exigeant
Lady Jane by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

À l'époque où les Rolling Stones chantaient, "Lady Jane", Muriel, François et René, amis d'enfance, nés dans les ruelles populaires de Marseille distribuaient des fourrures volées à toutes les ouvrières de leur quartier. Ils cessèrent leurs cambriolages après avoir tué un bijoutier dans un stationnement et, pour se faire oublier, ne se virent plus jusqu'au jour où le fils de Muriel est enlevé ... La bande se reforme alors pour réunir l'argent de la rançon. [SDM]
Marius y Jeannette un amor en Marsella( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En un barrio obrero de Marsella, Marius y Jeannette están en la mitad de sus vidas. Marius vive solo en una fábrica de cemento cerrada que domina el barrio. Es el guardián de esa fábrica que está a punto de demolerse. Jeannette cría sola a sus dos hijos con su ínfimo salario de cajera. Vive en una minúscula casa abierta a un patio típico mediterráneo. El encuentro entre Marius y Jeannette no será sencillo porque, aparte de las dificultades propias de su situación social, están heridos ... por la vida
Ki lo sa? by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tous les enfants du quartier s'amusaient dans un très beau parc d'une maison bourgeoise. Ils se retrouvent adultes. Ils ont maintenant une trentaine d'années et vont passer un certain temps ensemble
Dieu vomit les tièdes by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ki lo sa?: Dada, a solitary thirty-something, maintains the vast gardens of a once grand house in Marseille. He recalls the happy childhood he spent in the gardens with the children who lived in the area. Before separating, the childhood friends had fixed a date in the future when they would all return to the gardens. The date comes and only three of Dada's former friends, all down on their luck, honor the appointment. At first the reunion is a happy one. But then, as they reflect on the emptiness of their lives, the mood of the four friends turns increasingly somber
Rouge midi by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in French and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rouge midi : En 1920, Maggiorina, partie du fin fond de la Calabre, arrive à Marseille. Dix ans plus tard, elle est ouvrière et épouse Jérôme. En 1936, Pierre, leur fils, vit la grève dans son quartier Passionné, il veut modifier le cours de l'Histoire
Mi padre es ingeniero = Mon père est ingénieur( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natacha y Jérémie crecieron juntos. Eran inseparables. Eran amantes. Ambos estudiaron Medicina, pero un día sus vidas tomaron trayectorias diferentes. Jérémie se convirió en alguien importante, que viajaba mucho y se codeaba con ministros; Natacha siguió ejerciendo en su barrio y viviendo en casa de sus padres. Ahora Jérémie ha vuelto y recuerda cuando tenían 14 años, estudiaban ruso y él era incapaz de pronunciar bien una de las frases del curso: “Mi padre es ingeniero”. Ha vuelto para averiguar qué le ha pasado a Natacha, por qué está enferma. Su investigación le va a llevar a conocer a la gente que conocía a Natacha, a amar a la gente que ella amaba y a curar a los pacientes que ella curaba. A pesar de todos los obstáculos, Natacha y Jérémie deciden luchar contra la realidad y el destino, y permanecer juntos para siempre
 
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