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Olive Films

Works: 733 works in 1,789 publications in 7 languages and 46,651 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Western films  Horror films  Science fiction films  History  Biographical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Olive Films
La teta asustada = The milk of sorrow by Claudia Llosa( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fausta suffers from 'The Milk of Sorrow,' an illness transmitted through mother's milk by women who've been raped during Peru's civil wars. Stricken with the fear that she's contracted the illness from her mother's breast milk, Fausta goes to extreme lengths to protect her own sexuality and safety. After her mother's sudden death, she finds herself compelled to embark on a frightening journey for re-awakening, freedom, and wholeness"--Container
The quiet man by John Ford( Visual )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and French and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ford's The Quiet Man celebrates one of Hollywood's most romantic and enduring epics. The first American feature to be filmed in Ireland's picturesque countryside, Ford richly imbued this masterpiece with his love of Ireland and its people. Sean Thornton is an American boxer who swears off fighting after he accidentally kills an opponent in the ring. Returning to the Irish town of his youth, he finds happiness when he falls in love with the fiery Mary Kate
High noon by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

8 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired marshal's wedding is interrupted when he learns a killer he had sent to jail will return to town on the noon train to seek revenge. The townspeople refuse to help him, so he is forced to take up his badge and guns again, alienating his new bride, a Quaker who is opposed to violence
Johnny Guitar by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Crawford is a saloon owner battling the local townspeople headed by Emma (Mercedes Cambridge), the local sexually repressed, lynch-happy female rancher out to frame her for a string of robberies. Sterling Hayden is a guitar-strumming drifter with a dark past who was once in love with Crawford and has been offered a job in her saloon
Playing for time by Daniel Mann( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fania Fenelon is a Jewish cabaret singer in Paris during the Nazi invasion. Fania and thousands of other Jewish and political prisoners are sent to the Auschwitz death camp. She and a group of other classical musicians are spared from death in exchange for performing music for their captors. They are also ordered to play for the thousands being herded to the gas chambers, a 'humane' means of easing the condemned into the next world
Invasion of the body snatchers by Don Siegel( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doctor in a small California town finds that his patients are becoming hysterical and accusing their loved ones of being mindless imposters. Realizing a strange alien invasion is quickly becoming out of control, the doctor tries to escape to warn others before it's too late
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

14 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleventh century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship
Letter from an unknown woman by Max Ophuls( Visual )

5 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 20th century Vienna, Stefan Brand is in the process of fleeing on the eve of a duel he wants no part of. However, before he can do so, he receives an anonymous letter from an unknown woman. Stefan is deeply moved by what he reads and starts to realize that the letter's author is Lisa Berndl, a young woman he's known but disregarded for most of his life
Cujo by Lewis Teague( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In rural Maine, a married couple struggle to repair their crumbling marriage, while their young son befriends the hulking, but lovable St. Bernard owned by the town's mechanic. With her husband out of town, she and her son take their decrepit car for repairs at the mechanic's remote farmhouse. As the aging Pinto sputters, stops and dies, Cujo appears. The once docile dog has undergone a hideous transformation, and has become a demonic, impeccable killer possessed of an almost supernatural strength
Rūzī kih zan shudam = The day I became a woman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Persian and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebration of the spirit and dignity of women through three separate stories: a young girl finds she must face the responsibilities of becoming a woman; a girl's cycling race and a young woman is hounded by her husband and family to give up her simple sport; an old woman is determined to acquire all the material possessions she has never had in her life to create her final, perfect home
Postia pappi Jaakobille = Letters to Father Jacob by Klaus Härö( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Finnish and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leila, who's serving a life sentence for murder, is pardoned and offered a job in a secluded parsonage reading and composing letters for Father Jacob, a blind priest. She reluctantly accepts the job and resents the man at first, but gradually grows to admire him for his positive outlook and his continued help to those seeking prayers and counsel. Two completely different lives are unexpectedly intertwined in this heartwarming tales of personal redemption
The Pawnbroker by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sol Nazerman is a survivor of a WWII Nazi death camp where his wife, parents and children were murdered. His soul robbed of hope, he takes refuge in misery and a bitter condemnation of humanity while managing a Harlem pawnshop. Working with Sol in the pawn shop is an ambitious man named Ortiz, whose own views and aspirations differ greatly from those of his embittered boss
A new leaf( Visual )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Graham is a man with a problem: he has run through his entire inheritance and is completely unequipped to provide for himself. His childhood guardian, Uncle Harry, refuses to give him a dime, so Henry devises a plan with the help of his imaginative butler to make is money the old-fashioned way, he can marry it
Die Fremde = When we leave by Feo Aladag( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A German-born woman flees from her oppressive marriage in Istanbul, taking her son with her. She hopes to find a better life with her family in Berlin, but her unexpected arrival creates intense conflicts. Her family is trapped in their conventions; they're torn between their love for her and the traditional values of their community."--Container
Yo, también = Me too by Álvaro Pastor( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel meets Laura. She's attractive, rebellious, and a little trampy. They hang out, have fun together, and he falls hard for her. The unexpected part is that 34-year-old Daniel has Down syndrome. While Daniel is definitely extraordinary - a college graduate who holds sophisticated conversations - he still has to deal with others' perceptions of him. As Daniel and Laura grow closer, their emotions take them into unfamiliar territory. Part of the pleasure of Me Too is watching two complex, playful characters on-screen - both Pablo Pineda and Lola Dueñas inhabit their roles completely and are dynamic together. But what this film beautifully realizes is the unconventional relationship between these two unlikely characters. It's a bond that doesn't compute from the outside, but for those lucky enough to see the details, it's evident what makes these two shine when they're together
Long day's journey into night by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Tyrone is an aging actor and an alcoholic miser who has spent a lifetime treading on the spirit of his dope-addicted wife, Mary. His oldest son Jamie is a troublemaking alcoholic who is envious of the writing talent of his sickly younger brother, Edmund. The three Tyrone men will spend a hellish night together when they sit about drunkenly while Mary hallucinates about her younger and happier days
Rio Grande by John Ford( Visual )

3 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara are embroiled in an epic battle with the Apaches and each other. Wayne leads his Cavalry troops to the Rio Grande to fight a warring tribe. His toughest battle lies ahead when his unorthodox plan to outwit the elusive Apaches leads to a possible court-martial. Locked in a bloody war, he must fight not only to save his family, but also to redeem his honor
The Hellstrom chronicle( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tongue-in-cheek look at the insect world, ultimately portraying the insect as an indomitable menace and potential threat to nature and the human race
Vor = Thief by Pavel Chukhraĭ( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in Russian and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1946 a soldier fathers a child and dies before his birth. SIx years later, the mother and the child meet a handsome soldier in a train. An incredible story of much deceptions, heartbreaks and betrayals ensue
Late bloomers by William Hurt( Visual )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging couple clash in the way they respond to the realization that their golden years are just around the corner in this romantic comedy about the joys and challenges of growing old together. Adam (William Hurt) and Mary (Isabella Rossellini) have been married for decades. They've both got rewarding careers, a supportive circle of friends, and gorgeous grandchildren. Living a rich and active life has kept them both young at heart, so upon realizing they will soon become senior citizens, Adam goes into full denial while Mary embraces her maternal instincts. But the harder Adam clings to his youth, the faster it seems to slip away. Meanwhile, Mary's plan to prepare for the inevitable begins raising serious concerns among her friends and family
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