WorldCat Identities

Menges, Chris 1940-

Works: 98 works in 512 publications in 8 languages and 13,686 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Documentary television programs  War films  Feminist films  Western films  Crime films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Interviewee, Photographer, Director, Illustrator, Author, Film editor, Performer, Other, dir, Actor, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Chris Menges
North country by Charlize Theron( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josey Aimes needs a job and goes to work at a Minnesota steel mine after splitting with her violent husband. But the job proves to be almost as harrowing as her marriage. The male miners are resentful of women taking their jobs, so the men verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other women will join her case for fear that things will only get worse. A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the U.S. - Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won a landmark 1984 lawsuit
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oskar is convinced that his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a message for him hidden in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by an active mind that refuses to believe in things that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his loss to a greater understanding of the world around him
The Mission by Roland Joffé( Visual )

48 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poderosa historia épica acerca de un hombre de espada y de un hombre de manto quienes se unen para escudar a una tribu de indios sudamericanos de la brutal subyugación de los imperios coloniales del siglo 18
The killing fields by Roland Joffé( Visual )

38 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de Sydney Schanberg, corresponsal del New Times que ganó el Pulitzer, y su relación con Dith Pran, su ayudante, quien se queda en Camboya tras la evacuación de sus ciudadanos por parte de la armada estadounidense
The three burials of Melquiades Estrada by Guillermo Arriaga Jordán( Visual )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Needing to keep his honor-bound commitment, Texas ranch foreman Pete returns the body of illegal Mexican immigrant ranch-hand Melquiades Estrada to his preferred resting place in the Mexican wilderness. Estrada had been accidentally shot by Mike, a newly-arrived U.S. border patrolman. Pete forces Mike to participate in his cross-country ritual of duty -- a voyage filled with revenge and redemption that will change both men forever -- and bring some semblance of meaning to the senseless death of Pete's good friend
Dirty pretty things by Stephen Frears( Visual )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nigerian exile Okwe and Turkish chambermaid Senay toil at a west London hotel that is full of illegal activity. Late one night Okwe makes a shocking discovery, which creates an impossible dilemma and tests the limits of all they know
The pledge by Sean Penn( Visual )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerry Black, a homicide detective, undertakes one last case on the day he is due to retire. An eight year old girl has been found murdered in the snow-covered mountains of Mexico and her mother begs Black to solve the mystery of her death. Helped only by a local waitress and her young daughter, Black embarks on a suspenseful hunt for the killer
Kes by Ken Loach( Visual )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working class Yorkshire boy, is a scrappy loner who delivers papers before and after school, shares a bed with his bullying brother, Jud, and mostly ignores his self-absorbed mother. His routine is derailed when he spots a small falcon, a kestrel, in the countryside. He's raised birds in the past and is inspired to capture a young kestrel and try his hand at falconry. When not enduring the scorn of his peers and "betters," Billy wanders the countryside, pokes about the town, and secretively trains his kestrel, where his intelligence and imagination are as free as the bird. Because ever present in Billy's mind is fear and hatred of the pit--the local mine where he is destined to spend his adult life digging coal
The good thief by Hannah Tinti( Visual )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob is an aging American thief is living in the French city of Nice. Addicted to both heroin and gambling, Bob is in the midst of an extended personal losing streak when he rescues a new girl in town named Anne from her pimp. When the opportunity to steal a fortune in rare paintings from a Monte Carlo casino comes along, Bob hopes for a score big enough to let him retire from his life of crime. His only hindrances are Anne's man troubles and his nemesis, local police chief Roger
The boxer by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny Flynn es excarcelado de una prisión de Belfast tras cumplir una sentencia de catorce años a causa de su participación en actividades del IRA. Determinado a evitar volver a su sangriento pasado político, reabre un viejo gimnasio de su barrio para entrenar a jóvenes promesas del mundo del boxeo, sin ninguna clase de discriminación sectaria o religiosa, al tiempo que renueva su relación con su antigua novia, una mujer separada. Pero los viejos fantasmas no querrán dejarle tranquilo
Tickets by Ermanno Olmi( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this anthology film, an elderly businessman finds solace and a new insight into life when he meets a younger woman who arranges his train ticket after his flight is canceled. A young man is torn between an older woman who controls him and a younger one that attracts him. And three Scottish youths on their way to the football match of their dreams are forced to open their eyes and see the bigger picture when they meet an Albanian family. In each case, the train journey changes the course of all their lives
A World apart global inequality and its consequences by Chris Menges( Visual )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in South Africa in 1963, the story concerns an idealistic journalist Diana Roth who defies the government and becomes the first woman arrested under the 90-day Detention Act-- both a story of government abuse and a look at one mother's neglect of her family because of her involvement with a larger cause. Based on a true story
Crisscross by Chris Menges( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A single mother tries to bring up her 12-year-old son. They struggle to recreate a happy family after being abandoned by a husband and father who had been traumatized by his tour in Vietnam
Walter( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From birth Walter has been a fighter. Through his own efforts, he learns to read and write, and even manages to hold down a menial job. But when his parents die, Walter suddenly finds himself alone and unable to cope with crowds, the noise and the world outside his home. The only solution is for him to stay at a psychiatric hospital. Eventually his spirit wins out over his fears and he creates a new life for himself, even finding a love interest
Second best by Chris Menges( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged village postmaster adopts a lonely, rage-filled boy and together they discover families aren't born, they're made
Black Jack by Ken Loach( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hacia 1750, en Yorkshire, un chico debe hacerse cargo del cuerpo ahorcado de un vagabundo francés conocido como Jack Black, pero éste, aún con vida, lo secuestra. Así comienza un picaresco viaje de aprendizaje al que se sumará una niña huida del manicomio
The lost son by Antonio Frasconi( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private Investigator Xavier Lombard investigates a missing person's case in London
Michael Collins by Neil Jordan( Visual )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Michael Collins, an Irishman whose dreams inspired hope, whose words ingited passion, and whose courage forged a nation's destiny
The reader by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prominent besetzte Verfilmung des internationalen Erfolgsromans von Bernhard Schlink
Marie, a true story by Léo Ayotte( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding the strength to pack up her three kids and leave an abusive husband, Marie works her way through college and lands a job with the State of Tennessee. Hard work moves her up to the appointment as the first woman to head the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, but she soon learns that justice and politics don't always mix
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The Mission
Alternative Names
Chris Menges britischer Kameramann und Filmregisseur

Chris Menges Brits filmregisseur

Chris Menges brytyjski operator filmowy

Chris Menges cineasta y director de cine británico

Chris Menges cinéaste

Chris Menges regista e direttore della fotografia britannico

Menges, Christopher.

Menges, Christopher 1940-

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The MissionThe three burials of Melquiades EstradaCrisscrossSecond best