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Coproduction Office (Firm)

Overview
Works: 26 works in 62 publications in 9 languages and 4,117 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Satirical films  Dark comedy films  Animated films  Stop-motion animation films  Fantasy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Coproduction Office (Firm)
The square by Ruben Östlund( Visual )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in Swedish and English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a curator of a contemporary art museum as he gets into situations highlighting various aspects of modern society
Force majeure by Ruben Östlund( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Swedish and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children— on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.  Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the **Golden Globes** and the **BAFTA Awards**. Winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the **Cannes Film Festival**. *"FORCE MAJEURE is both funny and sad, often in the same glance-averted instant. See it with someone you'd trust to stick around in an avalanche. It's one of the highlights of 2014." - Michael Phillips, **The Chicago Tribune***
Moartea domnului Lǎzǎrescu = The death of Mr. Lǎzǎrescu by Cristi Puiu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Romanian and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

63 years old. Retired engineer. Widower. Cat lover. Heavy drinker. For Mr. Lǎzǎrescu, these are some facts that describe him and his life. After having a headache for four days, he decides to call for an ambulance. When it finally arrives, Mr. Lǎzǎrescu and the EMT, Mioara, begin a journey that will take all night. He's chosen an unfortunate day to become seriously ill--the hospitals are jammed with the injured from a bus accident. Because he is old and admits to drinking, Mr. Lǎzǎrescu is treated with disdain and scorn by nurses, variously ignored, diagnosed, roundly chastised, and passed off elsewhere by supercilious doctors. Mioara stays by his side, making it her mission to get one harried doctor or one pissy nurse to take Mr. Lǎzǎrescu's condition as seriously as she does. As a portrait of a broken medical system, the film is hopelessly depressing, but as a story of the callous impersonalization we inflict upon one another, it is timeless
Panique au village = A town called Panic by Stéphane Aubier( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in French and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stop-motion animated film about toys come to life, based on the Belgian television series with the same title. Cowboy and Indian give Horse a homemade brick barbecue for his birthday, but too many bricks arrive and they destroy their house. Surreal adventures follow as the trio travels to the center of the earth, treks across frozen tundra, and discovers a parallel underwater universe where dishonest creatures live. With panic a permanent feature of life in this papier-mâché town, will Horse and his girlfriend ever be alone?
Amour fou by Jessica Hausner( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin, the Romantic Era. Yound poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through true love, yet is unable to convince his sceptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. Amour Fou is a "romantic comedy" based loosely on the suicide of the poet Henrich von Kleist in 1811
Le quattro volte by Michelangelo Frammartino( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An beautiful meditation on the mysterious cycles of life. Set in Italy's mountainous region of Calabria, it traces the path of one goatherder's soul as it passes from human to animal to vegetable to mineral. Director Frammartino was inspired by Pythagoras' belief in 'four-fold transmigration' of souls, but his film is far more physical than philosophical
Women without men = Zanān bidūn-i mardān( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Persian and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set against the political turmoil of Iran's 1953 coup d'etat, 'Women without men' tells the story of four disparate women whose lives converge in a mystical orchard on the outskirts of Tehran"--Container
Batalla en el cielo = Battle in heaven by Carlos Reygadas( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chauffeur that lives an impoverished life with his family turns to crime when he is fed up. When he ruins the chance to make his family wealthy, he puts all of their lives in danger instead
Afterschool by Antonio Campos( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert would rather surf the web watching videos than make friends at his prestigious boarding school. So when he's forced to take part in a campus activity, Robert naturally chooses a filmmaking class, which has the added attraction of Amy, his sort-of girlfriend. When they unintentionally videotape the accidental overdose of two popular girls, Robert becomes the least likely person imaginable to be assigned the task of creating a soothing memorial tribute
Import export by Ulrich Seidl( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olga is a nurse from the Ukraine who only knows poverty. She searches for a better life in the West. Paul is an unemployed security guard from Austria who travels to the East in search of the same. Both are looking for work, a new beginning, an existence, and life. Olga comes from a place where unremitting poverty is the order of the day. Paul comes from a place where unemployment doesn't mean hunger, but a crisis of meaning and sense of uselessness. Both are struggling to believe in themselves and to find a meaning in life
Dog Days by Ulrich Seidl( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through six intertwined narratives, Austrian director Ulrich Seidel weaves together extravagantly sordid tales of everyday people in suburban Austria during a heat wave
Women Without Men by Shirin Neshat( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Persian and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Acclaimed photographer Shirin Neshat makes her directorial debut with this incisive and sumptuously filmed reflection on the pivotal moment in history that led directly to the Islamic revolution and the Iran we know today. Women Without Men chronicles the intertwining lives of four iranian woman during the summer of 1953; a cataclystic moment in Iranian history when an American led, British backed coup d'etat broght down the democratically elected Prime Minister. Over the course of several days the four women are brought together against the backdrop of political social turmoil."--Container
Hotel : von Jessica Hausner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman discovers that an old hotel hides some unexpected secrets in this psychological thriller. Irene (Franziska Weisz) is hired as a desk clerk at a luxury hotel in Austria following the disappearance of Eva Stein, who had previously held the position. Having moved to the city to take the job, Irene takes a room in the hotel for the meantime, and is eager to learn more about her new home and business, though her boss Kros (Peter Strauss) seems curiously guarded about what goes on at the hotel. Though Irene makes friends with some of the staff members, she still spends a great deal of her time trying to uncover the mysteries of the building, and when she discovers a pair of Eva Stein's glasses, she begins to wonder if the girl ever went missing at all or if she might still be on the premises somewhere
The death of Mr. Lazarecu : a black comedy with serious side effects( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 60-ish widower, living alone with his cats, feels sick enough one evening to call an ambulance. This is the beginning of his Dantesque odyssey deep into the bowels of a big city medical establishment
Hundstage = Dog days( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through six intertwined narratives, Austrian director Ulrich Seidel weaves together extravagantly sordid tales of everyday people in suburban Austria during a heat wave
Lourdes by Jessica Hausner( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christine ha pasado la mayor parte de su vida confinada en una silla de ruedas. Para escapar de su aislamiento, emprende un viaje a Lourdes, el legendario lugar de peregrinaje en el corazón de los Pirineos. Una mañana, se despierta aparentemente curada por un milagro. El jefe del grupo de peregrinos, un seductor voluntario de la Orden de Malta, empieza a interesarse en ella, que intenta aprovechar esa nueva oportunidad para ser feliz, mientras que su curación despierta envidia y admiración entre los demás miembros del grupo
Hotel by Jessica Hausner( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Irene takes a position at a hotel deep in the woods of the Austrian Alps, she soon discovers the girl she replaced vanished without a trace. Is there a murderer on site, or are there even darker forces at work?
Johanna by Kornél Mundruczó( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Hungarian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally produced as a motion picture in Hungary, 2005. A beautiful young drug addict who is saved from the brink of death, Johanna believes she has been touched by a divine grace. On becoming a nurse, she begins to cure the sick through a miraculous form of sexual healing. It's not before long that this inconventional approach incurs the hate and derision of her fellow hospital staff, who brandish her as a whore. As they attempt to force her out, her patients, who see her as an angel, come to her protection
Japón by Carlos Reygadas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man leaves Mexico City for the remote countryside to prepare for his death. There he finds lodging with an old Indian widow in her rickety home overlooking a desolate canyon. In the vastness of a wild, breathtaking nature, he confronts the old woman's infinite humanity and oscillates between cruelty and lyricism. His dulled senses return to him, reawakening his desires and instincts for life and raw sexuality
12 :08 east of Bucharest by Corneliu Porumboiu( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Romanian and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Its the 22nd of December. 16 years have passed since the revolution and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas alone. Manescu, the history teacher tries to keep up with his debts. Jderescu, the owner of a local television post, seems to not be so interested in the upcoming holidays. For him, the time to face history has come. Along with Manescu and Piscoci he is trying to answer himself to a question which for 16 years doesn't have an answer : 'Was it or wasn't it a revolution in their town?'"
 
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