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Koch Lorber Films

Works: 175 works in 341 publications in 9 languages and 32,122 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Musical films  Comedy films  War films  Nonfiction 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 )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in Italian and held by 1,369 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
Katyn by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Polish and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katyn est avant tout un film sur la lutte incessante pour la mémoire et la vérité. C'est aussi un règlement de compte sans compromis avec le mensonge qui a forcé la Pologne populaire à oublier ses héros. Anna, la femme d'un capitaine d'un régiment des Uhlans, attend le retour de son mari. Elle ne peut se résoudre à l'idée qu'il ait été assassiné par les Russes. En avril 1943, l'épouse d'un général apprend la mort de son mari quand les Allemands découvrent l'existence de charniers dans la forêt de Katyn contenant des milliers d'officiers polonais. Silence et mensonges brisent le coeur d'Agnieszka, la soeur d'un pilote qui a connu le même sort. Quel sens les mots Patrie et Liberté ont-ils dans un État polonais d'après-guerre tombé sous la dépendance de l'Union Soviétique?
Jésus de Montréal by Denys Arcand( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in French and English and held by 758 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 )

5 editions published in 2006 in Arabic and Hebrew and held by 712 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 664 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 )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 629 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 )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 609 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 581 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 546 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 )

5 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 546 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!
Glass : a portrait of Philip in twelve parts( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 515 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 509 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."
The five obstructions by Lars von Trier( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in Danish and English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lars von Trier enters the world of documentary filmmaking and challenges his idol Jørgen Leth to remake his 1967 film The Perfect Human five times, each time with a new obstruction, hoping each time that he will fail!
Un cœur en hiver = A heart in winter by Claude Sautet( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camille, a concert violinist, becomes intrigued by her lover's business partner, Stephane. She interprets his distance as a sign of intellectual seduction. The love triangle that develops reveals the complexity and imperfection of the three characters
L'albero degli zoccoli = The tree of wooden clogs by Ermanno Olmi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 480 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
Madame Bovary by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in French and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bored with her confined life in 19th century France, a woman runs up ruinous debts and has adulterous affairs. When her excessive life catches up with her, she resorts to suicide as her final means of escape
Temps qui changent = Changing times by André Techiné( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 435 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
Cama adentro = Live-in maid( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Buenos Aires is plunged into an economic meltdown, Bebe faces a crisis and is unable to pay her longtime maid, Dora. The two realize that in order to survive, they must put aside their class resentments
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Federico Fellini's La dolce vita
French (22)

English (20)

Italian (11)

Danish (7)

German (5)

Arabic (4)

Polish (3)

Spanish (3)

Hebrew (1)

KatynLes parapluies de CherbourgChop shopGlass : a portrait of Philip in twelve partsOur brand is crisis