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Films du poisson (Firm)

Works: 29 works in 100 publications in 6 languages and 3,112 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Drama  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Biography  History  Fiction  Dark comedy films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Films du poisson (Firm)
The gatekeepers by Dror Moreh( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Hebrew and English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time ever, six former heads of Israel's secret service tell their story. Israel's crushing victory over its neighbours during the Six Day War in 1967 left it in control of a vast, hostile population living under Occupation. Dealing with that population-in times of calm and times of violent uprising-was the responsibility of Israel's secret service agency, Shin Bet. THE GATEKEEPERS offers a riveting and intimate insight into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict told by the six former heads of Shin Bet. In a style reminiscent of The Fog of War, their confessions of torture and terrorism, arrests and assassinations are illustrated with archival footage and chilling animations. These offer a window into the moral dilemmas they faced as they unfolded. The citizens they swore to protect against terrorism may have been safer as a result of their actions, but was the country any closer to peace? Theirs is the ultimate cautionary tale of what happens to people and nations alike when they try to answer violence with violence
Meduzot = Jellyfish by Etgar Keret( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Hebrew and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Batya, a struggling waitress, cares for a mysterious child that appeared to her out of the sea. Newlywed Keren nurses a broken leg and a ruined honeymoon. Filipino migrant worker Joy tries to support her son back home. A reflection on making connections and confronting destiny in a deconstructed urban landscape
Depuis qu'Otar est parti ... = Since Otar left ... by Julie Bertuccelli( Visual )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strong-willed Eka, her long-suffering daughter, Marina and rebellious granddaughter Ada live together in an apartment in Tbilisi, Georgia. Eka treasures the letters her beloved son, Otar, sends to her from Paris, so when Marina and Ada get word that Otar has died, they decide they must keep up the illusion that he is still alive
Voyages by Emmanuel Finkiel( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in French and English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the stories of three Jewish women who have lost family members in the Holocaust. Rivka travels on tour to Poland, searching for evidence of her lost mother and sister. Rsgine, in France, takes in a Lithuanian who claims to be her lost father. Vera emigrates from Russia to Israel, where she traces a long-lost cousin. The three women's stories are connected through their searches
Eat that question : Frank Zappa in his own words by Thorsten Schütte( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews and performances, rare and never-before-seen historic footage of Frank Zappa's 30-year career
The settlers( Visual )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Hebrew and English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since Israel's decisive victory in the 1967 Six-Day War, hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens have made their homes in the Occupied Territories of the West Bank. With unprecedented access to pioneers of the settlement movement and a diverse group of modern-day settlers, religious and secular alike, "The settlers" is a comprehensive exploration of the controversial communities that exert inordinate influence on the sociopolitical destinies of Israel and Palestine." -- Container
La cour de Babel = School of Babel by Julie Bertuccelli( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in French and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French documentary filmed over the course of one academic year in a secondary school in the diverse 10th district of Paris for immigrant chldren, 'La Grange aux Belles', following Brigitte Cervoni, who that teaches non-French speaking children between the ages of eleven and 15 to read and write the language fluently, and her class of 24 diverse immigrant teen pupils who are recent émigrés to the French capital
Violette Leduc : la chasse à l'amour by Esther Hoffenberg( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1964, Violette Leduc's taboo-breaking memoir, The Bastard, became an enormous literary success in France. After decades of toiling in obscurity, the outsider writer, who would go on to publish the lesbian classic Therese and Isabelle, had finally earned some long-sought recognition. Director Esther Hoffenberg uses archival footage, interviews with friends and scholars, and the author's own words to convey the impact of Leduc's books and sketch the controversial woman behind them
Dernières nouvelles du cosmos by Julie Bertuccelli( Visual )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It wasn't until Helene was 20 years old that her parents discovered that their autistic daughter was able not only to communicate, but to write deeply complex, philosophical and poetic work
The tree by Julie Bertuccelli( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exquisite Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist, Melancholia, I'm Not There) stars in French filmmaker Julie Bertuccelli's achingly beautiful follow-up to her sleeper hit Since Otar Left. The Closing Night Film at Cannes in 2010, The Tree is a mystical drama of loss and rebirth in the Australian countryside. Not since classic 1970s works Picnic at Hanging Rock and Walkabout has the harshly gorgeous outback landscape been such a lyrical yet foreboding metaphor for grief and coming of age. Blindsided with anguish after her husband's sudden death, Dawn (Gainsbourg)--along with her four young children--struggles to make sense of life without him. Eight-year-old Simone (unforgettable newcomer Morgana Davies) becomes convinced that her father is whispering to her through the leaves of the gargantuan fig tree that towers over their house. The family is initially comforted by its presence, but then the tree's enormous roots slowly begin to encroach on the abode and threaten their fragile existence
Les deux vies d' Eva = The two lives of Eva( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews and archival documents, documentary filmmaker Esther Hoffenberg explores her mother Eva's life as a young woman in Poland and Germany during World War II. Eva's family accepted German citizenship and her father collaborated with the Nazis to maintain his business. After the war, Eva emigrated to France and was disinherited by her father for marrying a Jewish man. She suffered a series of mental breakdowns beginning in the 1970s
Druzʹi︠a︡ iz Frant︠s︡ii( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Russian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1979. Carole and Jerome are 20 and go on tour in Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. They are cousins and pretend [to be] engaged. [During] the day as tourists, they visit monuments and museums. In the evening, they part company and the group meet[s] clandestinely refuseniks, Jews harassed by the Soviet regime for trying to leave the country. They discover an unknown world, brutal and absurd. If Carole is driven by the commitment and willingness to take risks, to Jerome, the real motivation of this trip is Carole"--from
Shomre ha-saf = The gatekeepers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Hebrew and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charged with overeseeing Israel's war on terror, both Palestinian and Jewish, the head of the Shin Bet, Israel's Secret Service, is present at the crossroads for every decision made. This documentary features interviews with six former heads of the agency who have agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. The Gatekeepers offers and exclusive account of the sum of their successes and failures. It validates the reasons that each man individually and the six as a group came to reconsider their hard-line positions and advocate a conciliatory approach based on a two-state solution"--Container
Díario de uma busca( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Portuguese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The director tells the story of her father, Brazilian activist and journalist Celso Afonso Gay de Castro, whose life was intertwined with the political struggles that shattered Latin America starting in the 1960s. His life was a combination of repeated exiles and political activism, from the enthusiasm and hope of the early days until the disillusion of his final years. He died tragically at age 41, in the apartment of a supposed Nazi whom he may have been investigating
La peine perdue de Jean Eustache by Angel Díez Alvarez( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le film est un hommage à Jean Eustache, grand cinéaste français peu connu et disparu. Au fil des lieux, des témoignages, des images et des sons, ce film esquisse le portrait du cinéaste et fait revivre, pour un moment, son œuvre et sa vie. On retouve ici les principaux opus du cinéaste, au premier rang desquels "La Maman et la Putain" (1973). Mais aussi des films moins connus tel "La Rosière de Pessac" (1968 et 1979) ou un inédit tel "Numéro Zéro" (1971) consacré par le réalisateur à sa mère. Peu à peu, s'élabore ou transparaît la méthode empruntée par Eustache. Une fidélité quasi obsessionnelle au réel, héritée selon ses propres aveux de Lumière. Jean Eustache, toujours en marge de la Nouvelle Vague, a influencé et marqué toute une génération, et son cinéma reste une source de savoir et d'inspiration
Friends from France( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1979. Carole and Jérôme are 20 and go on an organised trip to Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. They are cousins but pretend they're engaged. In the day, simple tourists, they visit monuments and museums. In the evening, they slip away from the group and secretly meet refuseniks, Jews persecuted by the Soviet regime for wanting to leave the country. They discover an underground world, cruel and absurd. While Carole is motivated by political commitment and a taste for risk, for Jérôme, the real motivation behind this trip is Carole
Modigliani's Genuine fake heads( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Livorno, Italy, the artist Modigliani is said to have dumped some sculptures of heads into the canal outside his apartment after suffering a negative response from art critics. Fifty years later, researchers persuade the municipal authorities to dredge the canal in a search for the heads. As failure follows failure, suddenly they find two sculptured heads. Art critics rave and the heads are exhibited both locally and nationally. Before long, however, scandal erupts over the authenticity of the sculptures
Rachel by Simone Bitton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rachel Corrie avait 23 ans. En Palestine, elle croyait que sa nationalité américaine suffirait à faire d'elle un bouclier humain pour sauver des vies et des maisons. Mais elle est écrasée par un bulldozer le 16 mars 2003 dans la bande de Gaza. Rachel tenait un journal de voyage qu'elle envoyait par e-mails à sa famille et à ses amis aux Etats-Unis ... Au rythme de ses mots, le film enquête sur sa mort en donnant la parole aux parties impliquées, juxtapose les versions contradictoires, observe les lieux du drame et dévoile des documents inédits. Vérité ou mensonge? Témoignage ou propagande? Une méditation cinématographique sur la jeunesse, la guerre, l'idéalisme et l'engagement politique."--Container
Paris fantômes( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary looking at the various memorial plates and commemorative plaques on buildings across Paris
Le passe-muraille by Marcel Aymé( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man discovers that he has the ability to walk through walls
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Alternative Names
Les Films du Poisson.