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FilmFour (Firm)

Overview
Works: 503 works in 1,941 publications in 4 languages and 109,897 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Crime films  Dark comedy films  Comedy films  Romance films 
Roles: prn, htt, Producer, Distributor, pre, Editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about FilmFour (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by FilmFour (Firm)
12 Years a Slave by Steve McQueen( Visual )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Solomon Northup is a free black man in 1840s America. He makes his living as a fiddle player, and his wife is a teacher. He is shanghaied by a pair of nefarious white men, and soon finds himself on a ship headed to New Orleans where he is informed he will be called Platt and is sold into slavery by an unscrupulous businessman. As he toils away for the kindhearted but conflicted plantation owner Mr. Ford, who recognizes that Platt is both educated and an artist, he butts head with Ford's underlings, especially the casually cruel Tibeats. After they have a violent altercation, Ford fears for his slave's life and sells him to Mr. Epps, an alcoholic sadist who owns a cotton plantation. Though Epps reads from the bible to his property, as he frequently refers to his slaves, he is himself not immune to sins of the flesh. He has taken the young Patsey -- his best cotton picker -- as his lover, and this doesn't sit well at all with his severe wife, whose particular hatred for blacks and her jealousy fuels her many degrading actions toward Patsey. Solomon bides his time, attempts to preserve a modicum of self-respect, and waits for the chance to reclaim his rightful name as well as his family"--Allmovie WWW site, viewed August 24, 2016
Slumdog Millionaire by Danny Boyle( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 3,310 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
Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri by Martin McDonagh( Visual )

31 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and French and held by 2,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated
The last king of Scotland by Forest Whitaker( Visual )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,585 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 )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This DVD is a "biopic about the journey and written memoir of the 23-year-old Ernesto Guevara, who would years later become internationally known as the iconic Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara. The film recounts the 1952 expedition, initially by motorcycle, across South America by Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado. As the adventure initially centered around youthful hedonism unfolds, Guevara discovers himself transformed by his observations on the life of the impoverished indigenous peasantry. To their surprise, the road presents Ernesto Guevara and Alberto Granado a genuine and captivating picture of Latin American identity. Through the characters they encounter on their continental trek, Guevara and Granado witness firsthand the injustices that the destitute face and are exposed to people they would have never encountered otherwise. The trip also plants the initial seed of cognitive dissonance and radicalization within Guevara, who ostensibly would later view armed revolution as the cure to the continent's endemic economic inequalities."--Product description
Room by Lenny Abrahamson( Visual )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 2,409 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 favourite by Yorgos Lanthimos( Visual )

21 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early eighteenth-century England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her friend Lady Sarah tends to her ill health. When a new servant Abigail arrives, Sarah takes her under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become time-consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps in to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their growing friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions, and no one will stand in her way
Carol by Todd Haynes( Visual )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 2,121 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 )

27 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caleb, a 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
The lovely bones by Peter Jackson( Visual )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 1,898 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
Suffragette by Sarah Gavron( Visual )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maud (Mulligan), is 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 (Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women's civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation. Inspired by true events, SUFFRAGETTE is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women's right to vote - their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives."--Publisher's description
Widows by Steve McQueen( Visual )

15 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four women with nothing in common except a debt left by their dead husbands' criminal acts conspire to take fate into their own hands
Fighting with my family by Dwayne Johnson( Visual )

22 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family that fights together, stays together. Headed by reformed gangster Ricky, his wife Julia, and their two kids Zak and Paige, the Bevis family barely gets by wrestling for small audiences at dinky venues. When Zak and Paige have the once in a lifetime chance to audition for the WWE, the family has to navigate the trials that come with the bright lights and big money that comes with fame
In Bruges by Martin McDonagh( Visual )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,481 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
The lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos( Visual )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A darkly comic fable from Yorgos Lanthimos (Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Favourite), this acclaimed film centers on recently-divorced David (Colin Farrell) as he searches for a new love within 45 days--at which point, if he's still single, he will be turned into a lobster
Hyde Park on Hudson by Roger Michell( Visual )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,425 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
Never let me go by Mark Romanek( Visual )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,400 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."
Macbeth by Justin Kurzel( Visual )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Mr. Turner by Mike Leigh( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Turner 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. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty
Seven psychopaths by Colin Farrell( Visual )

31 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marty's 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
 
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The Motorcycle Diaries = Diarios de motocicleta
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