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Koch Lorber Films

Works: 153 works in 332 publications in 10 languages and 32,181 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Documentary films  Historical films  Comedy films  Musical films  Melodrama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  War films 
Roles: fds, prn, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Koch Lorber Films
Federico Fellini's La dolce vita by Federico Fellini( Visual )

6 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in Italian and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcello Rubini, a frustrated 'serious' writer, does tabloid journalism to make ends meet. He spends every evening in Via Veneto awaiting the next scandal, party invitation, or sexual proposition. From an enigmatic woman named Maddalena, to wealthy intellectual Steiner's penthouse, to a famous actress named Sylvia, Marcello finds himself caught up in the carnival spectacle of nightlife and its fleeting happiness. The empty evenings seem to weave together, a decadent rhythm punctuated only by the regret of the following morning. Marcello is consumed by self-doubt and unable to enjoy the success he has, and so stumbles on, dreaming of attaining the elusive sweet life
La historia oficial The official story by Luis Puenzo( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Argentine teacher . Alicia (Norma Aleandro) begins to suspect that her adopted daugther may have been the child of a murdered political prisioner. When she attempts to uncover the truth. She discovers levels of political corruption so abhorrent that the illusions of her life are irrevocably shattered"--Container
Katyn by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Polish and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the massacre of 20,000 people (interned Polish officers as well as civilians accused of treason by the occupying Soviet forces) by the Soviet secret police at Katyń in the spring of 1940, and the cover-up that followed. Follows the fictional stories of four families, separated from one another in the confusion of September 1939, when the Soviets and Germans invaded Poland, through the Soviet occupation in 1945 when the truth of the massacre gets suppressed
Jésus de Montréal by Denys Arcand( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in French and English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a group of unemployed actors join a charismatic young man to help a church update its annual Passion play, they attract a great audience filled with hope, praise, temptation and condemnation
The Syrian bride = Kalah ha-Surit by Eran Riklis( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Arabic and Hebrew and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mona's wedding day may be the saddest day of her life. Once she crosses the border between Israel and Syria to get married, she will never be allowed back to return to visit her family in the Golan Heights
Les parapluies de Cherbourg by Jacques Demy( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Con un exquisito uso del color y del movimiento de cámara, Demy plantea una historia de amor cantada en francés entre una joven y un empleado del gas que al poco de conocerse tiene que ir al servicio militar
The bridge by Eric Steel( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2004, 24 people jumped to their deaths from the Golden Gate Bridge. More people have chosen to end their lives at the Golden Gate Bridge than anywhere else in the world."--End titles. What makes the suicides at the bridge so unusual is that they take place in broad daylight, in front of people in a busy place - unlike most suicides, which are enacted in extreme privacy. Filmmaker Eric Steel and his crew spent 2004 filming the bridge during daylight hours from two locations, grappling with the ethical question of when to alert authorities, and their responsibilities as observers. The film features interviews with the families and friends of some of the victims that year, as well as one person who changed his mind. Offering a glimpse into one of the darkest, most impenetrable corners of the human mind, the film also interrogates society's ability to blithely ignore the grim realities of depression, mental illness, and drug abuse that underly so many suicides. These are only some of the factors discussed by the film, common to the twenty four people who died at the Golden Gate Bridge in 2004, who are now linked together forever by a 4 second fall in an otherwise magically, mysteriously beautiful place
Imaginary witness Hollywood and the Holocaust by Daniel Anker( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary examines the American film and television industry's response to the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi persecution of the Jews before, during, and after World War II. Uses film clips, newsreel footage and interviews of filmmakers and Holocaust survivors
Chop shop( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a bustling wasteland of stolen cars, mechanics and street hustlers, Alejandro, a tough and ambitious street orphan, and his older sister, Isamar, must rely on each other to survive. Living and working in the Iron Triangle, a sprawling junkyard in Queens, New York, the two find their dreams threatened by the hard truths of life, only to find hope and salvation in one another."--Container
Man push cart( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every night while the city sleeps, Ahmad, a former rock star in his native Pakistan, drags his heavy cart along the streets of New York. Every morning, he sells coffee and donuts to a city he cannot call his own. One day the pattern of this harsh existence is broken by a glimmer of hope for a better life
La faute à Fidel Blame it on Fidel by Julie Gavras( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in Paris
Im Juli In July by Fatih Akin( Visual )

6 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July takes us on an adventure-filled journey with Daniel, a teacher on summer break, as he travels from Hamburg to Istanbul in pursuit of true love!
The five obstructions by Lars von Trier( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lars von Trier now enters the world of documentary filmmaking alongside his idol, Danish filmmaker Jørgen Leth. In 1967, Leth made a 12-minute short film called 'The Perfect Human'. Now, 35 years later, Von Trier challenges Leth to remake his film five times, each time with a new obstruction to force Leth to rethink the story and characters of the original film. Playing the naive anthropologist, Leth rises to the challenge set forth by Von Trier in a game full of traps and vicious turns, and a very surprising outcome"--Estuche
Glass a portrait of Philip in twelve parts by Scott Hicks( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For 18 months, award-winning director Scott Hicks followed the legendary composer Philip Glass across three continents, creating a remarkable portrait of one of the greatest artists of all time. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass's working process and long time collaborators, Hicks provides a unique glimpse into the composer's life
Our brand is crisis by Rachel Boynton( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows James Carville, Jeremy Rosner and a team of political consultants as they launch a media-savvy campaign for Bolivian presidential candidate Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada. With unprecedented access to think sessions, media training and the making of smear campaigns, witness a shocking example of America 'spreading democracy' overseas and its earth-shattering aftermath"--Container
L'albero degli zoccoli The tree of wooden clogs by Ermanno Olmi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the life of three peasant families in 19th century Italy. Evokes the time and place rather than telling a narrative. At great sacrifice, a family sends their young son to school to learn in lieu of having him work on the farm. Relying on his previous pair of clogs, the boy must walk the long distance to school every day. When they break, his father sneaks into a prized grove in their village to obtain the wood for a new pair. The callous, wealthy landlord catchs him and punished him severely for his infraction. Olmi's breakthrough film is considered by many to be a masterpiece -- a revealing, serious piece of filmmaking that exemplifies his mastery of movement, color and imagery and above all, depicting the humanity of his subjects
Un cœur en hiver A heart in winter by Claude Sautet( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maxime et Stéphane sont deux luthiers qui partagent le même atelier depuis des années. Leur complémentarité au travail a créé entre eux une sorte d'amitié distante. Pourtant, lorsque Maxime tombe amoureux de Camille, une jeune violoniste, Stéphane se sent trahi par son collègue. Les premiers contacts entre Camille et Stéphane sont froids et distants. Mais au fil du temps, une attirance mutuelle semble vouloir naître. Camille recherche de plus en plus souvent la présence de Stéphane dont la réserve naturelle masque les sentiments. La jeune femme en vient à s'éprendre follement du luthier et finit par tout avouer à Maxime, pour apprendre ensuite avec stupeur que Stéphane n'est pas amoureux d'elle
Temps qui changent Changing times by André Techiné( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antoine still has feelings for his first love Cecile after 30 years and arranges to be reunited with her in Morocco in the hopes of rekindling their love
Le comte de Monte Cristo by Josée Dayan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home use only
Madame Bovary by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story concerning a woman's abandoned pursuit of love and the three men who loved her
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Federico Fellini's La dolce vita
La historia oficial The official storyKatynLes parapluies de CherbourgChop shopGlass a portrait of Philip in twelve partsOur brand is crisisLe comte de Monte Cristo