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Fortissimo Films

Overview
Works: 150 works in 325 publications in 9 languages and 12,250 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romance films  War films  Coming-of-age films  Religious films  Martial arts films 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Fortissimo Films
 
Most widely held works by Fortissimo Films
What Maisie Knew by Scott McGehee( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary New York City revisioning of the Henry James novella by the same name. Tells the story of Maisie, a captivating little girl struggling for grace in the midst of her parents' bitter custody battle. Told through her eyes, Maisie navigates this ever-widening turmoil with a six-year-old's innocence, charm and generosity of spirit
The night listener by Armistead Maupin( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A late night radio storyteller befriends a boy and his adoptive mother after becoming captivated by their harrowing story
Disgrace by Steve Jacobs( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor David Lurie is a man whose world is shattered when he is fired for seducing a college student. He finds peace at his estranged daughter's modest farm in South Africa until a horrific incident of terror and violence forces Lurie to confront his beliefs and the disturbing racial complexities of the new South Africa
Tokyo sonata by Kiyoshi Kurosawa( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a contemporary Japanese family torn apart after its patriarch unexpectedly loses his job. Ashamed, he keeps this a secret, but as he grows more despondent, his family resorts to drastic measures to break away from their fractured lives
Jean-Michel Basquiat : the radiant child by Tamra Davis( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. He became notorious for his graffiti art under the moniker Samo in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side scene, sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200, and became best friends with Andy Warhol. Appreciated by both the art cognoscenti and the public, Basquiat was launched into international stardom. However, soon his cult status began to override the art that had made him famous in the first place
Sunset song by Terence Davies( Visual )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of a Scottish farm girl, Chris, as she searches for her independence against the odds, in an epic rite of passage story set just before the First World War.The war and the struggles Chris endures test her resolve for love and her idyllic country farm life
Japanese story by Sue Brooks( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote Australian desert a geologist and a Japanese businessman strike a deal to go on a cross country journey together. As they encounter life or death situations, it is clear that neither of them will ever be the same person they were at the beginning
Unmistaken Child by Tesi Bala( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the 4-year search for the reincarnation of Lama Konchog. The Dalai Lama charges the deceased monk's devoted disciple, Tenzin Zopa, to search for his master's reincarnation, a child who may be anywhere in the world. Includes featurettes
P.s. by Dylan Kidd( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise is a divorced, thirty-something admission's office at Columbia University's School of Fine Arts who is unfulfilled in her love life. That is, until a graduate school application crosses her desk and she arranges to interview the young painter. Scott bears the same name and has an uncanny resemblance to Louise's high school boyfriend and one true love, an artist who died in a car accident twenty years earlier. Within hours of the interview, Louise and Scott have embarked on a passionate affair, but is Scott just trying to wheedle his way into the Ivy League?
Borgman by Alex van Warmerdam( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places, Follows an enigmatic vagrant who enters the lives of an upper-class family and quickly unravels their carefully curated lifestyle. Charming and mysterious, Camiel Borgman seems almost otherworldly, and it isn't long before he has the wife, children and nanny under his spell in a calculated bid to take over their home life
Dong xie xi du = Ashes of time : redux by Kar Wai Wong( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In ancient China, on the edge of a vast desert, swordsman Ouyang Feng lives the life of a vagabond, controlling a network of deadly assassins. Pitiless and cynical, his heart has long been wounded by a love he neglected then lost. But as seasons, friends and enemies come and go, he begins to reflect back upon the origin of his solitude."--Container insert
Sǣng satawat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Thai and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set primarily in two hospitals, the film tells two similar stories from two different periods, mirroring their respective eras' mores. At a small-town hospital, Toa is courting charming Dr. Tei. Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul tells the story of his parents who were both doctors, and his memories about growing up in the hospital environment
Gui zi lai le = Devils on the doorstep( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banned in China, Jiang Wen's ravishingly photographed anti-war epic is set in 1945 in Japanese-occupied rural China where a peasant is forced to shelter two prisoners: one Japanese who wants to die, and his Chinese interpreter who wants to live
Eid milad Laila = Laila's birthday( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'At eight o'clock, it's Laila's birthday, okay?' Palestinian judge turned cab driver Abu's wife reminds her husband. On his young daughter's birthday, Abu faces a nerve-wracking shift in a Ramallah yellow cab, armed only with an ex-jurist's misplaced pride, a father's loyalty, and a sticker reminding passengers that smoking and carrying AK-47's are prohibited
Schneider vs. Bax by Alex van Warmerdam( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On his birthday, a hitman reluctantly takes on the easy task of killing a reclusive writer, only to find the job a lot more difficult than expected
When the road bends : tales of a gypsy caravan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of five gypsy bands from the musical world of the Roma, as they unite for a concert tour across North America and astound every audience they meet
Shortbus by John Cameron Mitchell( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration into the lives of several characters living in New York City as they navigate the comic and tragic intersections between love and sex. Male and female, straight and gay, they find one another -- and eventually themselves -- when they all converge at a weekly underground salon called "Shortbus," a mad collision of art, music, politics, and carnality
U-Carmen eKhayelitsha by Mark Dornford-May( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Xhosa and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South African theater company Dimpho Di Kopane (DDK) performs an adaptation of Carmen set in contemporary South Africa. A cigarette factory worker, Carmen, has a destructive affair with a police sergeant
Warriors of the rainbow : Seediq Bale by Weidesheng( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Multiple languages and Austronesian and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Japanese rule of Taiwan, the Seediq were forced to lose their own culture and give up their faith. Men were subject to harsh labor and kept from traditional hunting; whereas women had to serve the Japanese policemen and their families by doing the household work and giving up their traditional weaving work. Above all, they were forbidden to tattoo their faces. And these tattoos were seen as the Seediq's traditional belief to transform themselves into Seediq Bale
 
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