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France 2 cinéma (Firm)

Overview
Works: 668 works in 1,380 publications in 4 languages and 56,329 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Case studies  Historical films  War films  Fiction  History  Biographical films  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Producer, Funder
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by France 2 cinéma (Firm)
Winged migration by Jacques Perrin ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 2,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows bird migrations flying over the seven continents: from one pole to the other, from the seas to snowcapped mountains, from the canopy of heaven to mangroves and swamps
Todo sobre mi madre All about my mother by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 1,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manuela is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son. But when tragedy strikes and her son is killed in a car accident, her world crumbles
The ghost writer by Roman Polanski ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a gifted ghostwriter is hired to write the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, he quickly finds himself trapped in a web of political and sexual intrigue. Lang is implicated in a scandal over his administration's harsh tactics, and as the ghostwriter digs into the politician's past, he discovers secrets that threaten to jeopardize international relations forever
Entre les murs The class ( Visual )
14 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on Bégaudeau's semi-autographical book Entre Les Murs (Between the Walls) "The Class" dramatizes a year in the life of a middle school in an immigrant heavy, multiracial neighborhood in Paris. The students are also nonprofessionals, and classroom sessions were improvised from workshops around specific themes. The documentary-approach to the filming puts the lie to the one-teacher-can-make-a-difference myth propagated by so many other films about school. The shifting classroom dynamics emphasize how traditions, economics, and language hold these students back, not only in education, but also with forging any kind of unified French identity. Additionally, the film suggests it is not just racists or reactionaries that are worrisome; it is when genuine idealists are finally worn down, when the gulf between meaning well and doing well becomes unbridgable. Until the system can be changed, both battles and victories will be moment to moment
Coco avant Chanel Coco before Chanel by Anne Fontaine ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Years after being abandoned at an orphanage by her father, Gabrielle Chanel finds a job in a tailor shop where she meets, and soon begins an affair with French millionaire Etienne Balsan. Through Baron Balsan she is introduced into French society and given the opportunity to design her own style of hats. Though her career takes off, her personal life becomes more complicated when she falls in love with Balsan's former best friend Arthur Capel
Oceans by Jacques Perrin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features an exhilarating look under the sea through the eyes of those that live there. Incredible state-of-the-art-underwater filmmaking will take viewers breath away as they migrate with whales, swim alongside a great white shark, and race with dolphins at play
The secret of Kells by Tomm Moore ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?
La grande bellezza = The great beauty by Paolo Sorrentino ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Italian and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For decades, journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the glittering nightlife of Rome. Since the legendary success of his only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and elite social circles. But on his sixty-fifth birthday, Jep unexpectedly finds himself taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries
Carnage by Roman Polanski ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, the evening becomes quite chaotic as the parents become increasingly childish
Un prophète a prophet ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El Djebena, Malik. #35-114T. How a does a timid boy become a violent gangster? Like this. Sentenced to six years in prison, 19-year-old Malik has his sneakers stolen right off his feet during his first venture into the exercise yard. Caught between the Corsican and Arab-Muslim factions, Malik--a bilingual, French-born Arab and non-observant Muslim--winds up being seen by the Corsicans as an Arab and by the Arabs as a Corsican. To survive, Malik works as an errand boy for the sinister Corsican crime boss who dominates the prison, César Luciani. Malik's intelligence comes to his aid--before long, he can speak to (or eavesdrop on) everyone in the prison. He does what he must to survive, including studying his boss carefully, warily making and then implementing his own plans. When Malik emerges from prison he is a man of the new Europe--albeit a criminal--a polite, industrious, and thoroughly self-made man
Murder on a Sunday morning by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a 15-year-old black male is arrested for the murder of Mary Ann Stephens, everyone involved in the case--from investigators to journalists--is ready to condemn him, except for his lawyer, Patrick McGuiness. A true tale of murder and injustice
Swimming pool by François Ozon ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and French and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics
De rouille et d'os = Rust and bone by Jacques Audiard ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A homeless father and street boxer struggling to support his son and a severely injured killer whale trainer's lives intersect and form an intensifying bond that fractures the considerable defensive armor each is accustomed to wearing
Molière by Laurent Tirard ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moliere, a brilliant playwright, is released from prison by a rich man who wants him to direct a play where the rich man gets to seduce a pretty girl without his wife finding out. The wealthy Jourdain offers to cover that debt so that Molière's theatrical talents might help Jourdain win the heart of a certain widowed marquise. Disguised as a priest, Molière becomes a guest in Jourdain's palace on the subtext of teaching Jourdain the craft of the stage, all this to the annoyance of Jourdain's wife, Elmire. But, soon after, the confrontation between Elmire and Molière turns seductive. Jourdain enlists the aid of a well-connected and scheming acquaintance to help him pursue the widowed marquise
Indigènes Days of glory ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the last years of World War II, a group of North African soldiers, largely Muslims, enlist to free France--a country they consider their motherland, even though they've never set foot in it--from the Nazis. The story is told through four characters: Abdelkader, a corporal who hopes to be promoted to sergeant; Messaoud, an ace marksman who fall in love with a beautiful Frenchwoman; Yassir, a Berber peasant who needs the money to marry off his younger brother; and Saïd, who leaves as his own father did in WWI, because he feels it's his duty. They give their all, despite getting little respect or recognition, and suffering the privations of those habitually discriminated against. These 'native' soldiers selflessly fought for a France they had never seen, and the film records their past heroics to give dignity to the generations of today and the future
Doogal ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of friends must step forward as unlikely heroes to recover three magic diamonds, reverse the onset of a brutal winter and return the evil ice sorcerer Zeebad to his prison beneath the ground
Paris by Cédric Klapisch ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in French and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pierre, a professional dancer with the Moulin Rouge, suffers from a serious heart disease. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life, he has nothing better to do than look at the people around him, from the balcony of his Paris apartment. When Elise, his sister with three kids and no husband, moves in to his place to care for him, Pierre does not change his new habits. And instead of dancing himself, it is Paris and the Parisians who dance before his eyes. Synopsis taken from www.imdb.com
8 femmes 8 women by François Ozon ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in French and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wealthy industrialist is found murdered in his home while his family gathers for the holiday season. The house is isolated and the phone lines have been found to be cut. Eight women are his potential murderers. Each is a suspect and each has a motive. Only one is guilty
On the road ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traveling cross-country, young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly
Blue is the warmest color : la vie d'Adèle - chapitre 1 et 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The colorful, electrifying romance that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm courageously dives into a young woman's experiences of first love and sexual awakening. Blue is the Warmest Color stars the remarkable newcomer Adèle Exarchopoulos as a high schooler who, much to her own surprise, plunges into a thrilling relationship with a female twentysomething art student, played by Léa Seydoux. Directed by Adbellatif Kechiche, this finely detailed, intimate epic sensitively renders the erotic abandon of youth. It has captivated international audiences and been widely embraced as a defining love story for the new century
 
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Alternative Names
France deux cinéma (Firm)
Languages
French (49)
English (43)
Spanish (31)
Italian (4)
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