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Enigma (Firm)

Overview
Works: 26 works in 128 publications in 8 languages and 8,741 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Film adaptations  War films  Sports films  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  Comedy films  Documentary films 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Enigma (Firm)
Chariots of Fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 2,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively
The Mission by Roland Joffé( Visual )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful epic about a man of the sword and a man of the cloth who unite to shield a South American Indian tribe from brutal subjugation by 18th-century colonial empires
The killing fields by Roland Joffé( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Killing Fields is the true story of one man's heroism and the struggle for two men to reunite. New York Times correspondant Sydney Schanberg is sent to Cambodia in 1972 to cover the war between the revolutionary Khmer Rouge and the government. He meets Dith Pran (Cambodian actor Haing S. Ngor in an Academy Award winning performance): a local journalist who becomes his trusted assistant, interpreter and friend. When the Khmer Rouge troops enter Phnom Penh in April 1975 and seize control of the country, Pran throws himself at their mercy to save the lives of Schanberg and several other foreign correspondants. What follows for Pran, and for all Cambodians, is unspeakable horror. Whilst Schanberg spends four and a half years seeking news of his friend, nearly half the population of seven million are massacred by the Khmer Rouge or die of starvation and disease. The once rich Cambodian countryside now bears a new name: 'The Killing Fields'"--Container
Local hero by Bill Forsyth( Visual )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy about the interaction between Americans representing a Texas oil company and the inhabitants of a small village in Scotland
Memphis Belle by Michael Caton-Jones( Visual )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and French and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II drama about the last mission of the B-17 "Memphis Belle."
My life so far by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate. When the elder woman's son arrives with his French maid, everything gets thrown into turmoil
Being human by Bill Forsyth( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In five distinct yet cleverly interlocked roles, Williams is a cave dweller, a Roman slave, a medieval wayfarer, a Portuguese nobleman shipwrecked in Africa and a modern Manhattanite whose homelife has hit the rocks. Each character reaches for survival, love, belonging-- for all the things that made humankind draw together in the first place
Life, above all by Khomotso Manyaka( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Sotho and Northern Sotho and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Chanda learns of a rumor that has spread through her village near Johannesburg and forced her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, Chanda leaves home and school to find her mother and discover the truth
War of the buttons by John Roberts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No stones in slingshots. No skirmishes too late in the day. They're rules of war for the youngsters of two neighboring Irish villages. And here's another rule: if you spit-shake on something, you better follow through. Kids will be kids. But sometimes they, in their own fanciful ways, will be adults. It's a winning tale in which buttons are the spoils of a would-be war
A dangerous man : Lawrence after Arabia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T.E. Lawrence lead a ragtag band of Arab tribesmen to unlikely victory over Turkish rule. Yet freedom is brief and a new challenge emerges. The prize is unimaginable wealth and Lawrence finds himself pitted against deadly foes
Meeting Venus by István Szabó( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Hungarian conductor attempts to mount a new production of Tannhauser in France while trying to navigate the union, nationalism and egos that surround attempt
Defence of the realm by David Drury( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a tawdry sex scandal links a high-ranking British politician to a Russian KGB agent, ambitious newsman Nick Mullen swiftly gets the story on Page One. But when his scoop-of-the-decade begins to unravel the cover-up-of-the-century ... [Mullen finds himself] ensnared in a web of deadly intrigue"--Container
The Duellists by Ridley Scott( Visual )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1800s, two Hussar Officers challenge each other to a series of duels; after sixteen years an ironic truce is called
Experience preferred but not essential( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annie, a shy schoolgirl from the north of England, takes her first job as a waitress for the summer at a resort hotel on the Welsh coast. Experience as a waitress isn't the only thing Annie lacks. The summer is full of experienes for her. She meets her first boyfriend, smokes her first cigarette, gets drunk and learns a little about life
Mr. Love( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When quiet gardener, Donald Lovelace dies, his widow is surprised to find many diverse women grieving the death of her husband, known to these women as Mr. Love
Les Chariots de Feu by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of two English runners that were both driven by different means to win the Olympics. One used his faith in God, and the other his hatred of Anti-Semitism
La déchirure by Roland Joffé( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dith Pran is an aide, translator and friend of a journalist who is covering the war in Cambodia. He is eventually exiled to the labor camps in Cambodia's countryside, where he endures four years of starvation, torture and war before escaping to Thailand
Cal by Pat O'Connor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story set within the hatred of strifetorn Northern Ireland
P'tang, yang, kipperbang( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nostalgic story of adolescent love in the late 1940s, written by the celebrated Jack Rosenthal and drawing on his childhood memories. Transmitted on Channel 4's second night to enthusiastic reviews, it follows schoolboy Alan Duckworth (John Albasiny) as he dreams of England winning the Ashes and of kissing beautiful classmate Ann (Abigail Cruttenden). When Alan discovers he will star opposite Ann in the school play, he is filled with hope, but soon finds life is full of disappointment
 
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