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Icarus Films Home Video

Overview
Works: 197 works in 362 publications in 8 languages and 12,262 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  History  Biographies  Historical films  Interviews  Biographical films  Dance films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Icarus Films Home Video
La batalla de Chile : la lucha de un pueblo sin armas = The battle of Chile : the struggle of an unarmed people( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La batalla de Chile : "On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically-elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army. Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, during which Allende died, would now become the ending for Guzmán's seminal documentary ... [a] chronicle of that country's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it."--Container
Hôtel Terminus : Klaus Barbie, sa vie et son temps by Marcel Ophüls( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of Klaus Barbie, the infamous Nazi 'Butcher of Lyon' and Gestapo chief implicated in 4000 deaths and the deportation of 7000 Jews, during the Nazi occupation of France. Tracing the 40-year hunt for the war criminal, it exposes a complex web of political intrigue, collaboration and deceit. Weaves together historical footage and interviews with former Nazis, American intelligence officers, South American government officials, victims of Nazi atrocities and witnesses
Las herederas = The heiresses by Marcelo Martinessi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in Spanish and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families in Asuncion, Paraguay, have been together for over 30 years. But recently their financial situation has worsened, and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. But when their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality
Le fond de l'air est rouge by Chris Marker( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the worldwide political upheavals during the Sixties and Seventies. Interweaves footage from the Vietnam War and the antiwar protests in the U.S., May '68 in Paris, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, Salvador Allende and the coup in Chile, Che Guevara and Regis Debray in Bolivia, the Shah of Iran, Fidel Castro, et alia. Contains official images, film clips, news coverage trims and neglected reels
Our daily bread by Nikolaus Geyrhalter( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The petit bourgeouis Weber family lives in sectored Berlin after the Second World War and struggles to make ends meet. Karl Weber, an unemployed cashier, observes from a distance how his son Ernst and daughter Inge participate in the construction of a new socialist society. However, he cannot understand their vision and instead confides in his other son Harry, who is trying to obtain quick money through illicit business. These two different life paths threaten to tear the family apart. But after Karl gets caught in one of Harry's schemes and sees the remarkable progress made by Ernst's factory, he realizes whose ideas can actually help the family build a new future. With this film, director Slatan Dudow continued the traditions of proletarian German film from the Weimar Republic. Film score: Hanns Eisler
Genesis 2.0( Visual )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, hunters search for tusks of extinct mammoths. One day, they discover a surprisingly well-preserved mammoth carcass. Resurrecting the woolly mammoth is a first manifestation of the next great technological revolution - genetics. It may well turn our world upside down."--Container
No home movie by Chantal Akerman( Visual )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in French and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final film from groundbreaking filmmaker Chantal Akerman is a portrait of her relationship with her mother, Natalia, a Holocaust survivor and familiar presence in many of her daughter's films
I, Anna( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of a beautiful divorcee and a troubled detective intersect during the investigation of a vicious murder on the grimy, rain-soaked streets of London, sparking a tangled web of passion, intrigue and deceit. An absorbing film noir told from the perspective of an intriguing woman, a key suspect in a murder case, who becomes an obsession for the detective in charge of the investigation
Rebels on pointe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams and family, this film is the first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all-male, drag ballet company was founded over 40 years ago in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots, and has a passionate cult following around the world. The film juxtaposes intimate behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, engaging character driven stories, and dance performances shot in North America, Europe and Japan
Mr. Gaga : a true story of love and dance by Tomer Heymann( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Enter the world of Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company. A man with an extraordinary vision, Naharin is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world today. He is known for developing "Gaga"--a movement language that resists labels, highlights somatic experience, emphasizes improvisation, and pushes dancers to use their body in ways that are ignored or overlooked by other dance techniques. ... Mr. Gaga explores how Naharin's movement has not only shaped contemporary Israeli dance, but has redefined the modern dance world at large ... viewers meet Naharin at a critical turning point in his personal life; filmed over eight years, it mixes intimate rehearsal footage with previously unseen archive ... dance sequences"--Container
L'économie du couple = After love by Joachim Lafosse( Visual )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in French and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marie and Boris decide to get a divorce after 15 years of marriage. Tensions rise when cash-strapped Boris must continue to live with Marie and the two children while trying to figure out how to divide the assets.. Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival.. "Lafosse, along with actors Bérénice Bejo and Cédric Kahn, infuse the film with a brutal honesty that makes it ... compelling."--Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic. "An insightful and involving drama." - Anita Katz, San Francisco Examiner
Médecin de campagne = The country doctor by Thomas Lilti( Visual )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in French and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the people in this countryside area can count on Jean-Pierre, the doctor who heals and reassures them day and night, seven days a week. Now Jean-Pierre is sick, so he sees Natalie, a young doctor, coming from the hospital to assist him. Will she adapt to this new life and be able to replace the man believed to be irreplaceable?
As boas maneiras = Good manners( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in Portuguese and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join the Little People characters as they learn valuable lessons about being polite and lending a helping hand
Au nom de ma fille = In her name by Vincent Garenq( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in French and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping and emotional legal drama based on a true story that moved France for three decades. In 1982, André Bamberski learns about the death of his fourteen year-old daughter, Kalinka. Convinced that Kalinka's death was not an accident, Bamberski begins to investigate. A botched autopsy report raises his suspicions and leads him to accuse Kalinka's stepfather of the murder
Le retour du héros = Return of the hero by Laurent Tirard( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in French and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France, 1809: The charming Captain Neuville is set to marry the naive Pauline when the war breaks out, forcing Neuville to depart for the battlefield. After not hearing from the captain for months, Pauline grows sick with worry, and her sister Elizabeth decides to write letters on Neuville's behalf to cheer her up. Unexpectedly, Neuville returns home in glory and is welcomed as a hero, but unbeknownst to everyone, he is a coward and a war deserter
Gringo trails by Pegi Vail( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A timely documentary that raises urgent questions about how we travel and the unintended cultural and environmental consequences of tourism around the globe. Gringo Trails follows well-worn travelers' routes through Bolivia, Thailand, Mali, and Bhutan. The film reveals the complex relationships between colliding cultures, such as the host countries' need for financial security and the tourists who provide it in their quest for authentic experiences. Through the stories of both travelers and locals, the film explores the dramatic impact of travel and tourism around the world over the past 30 years, highlighting the cases of the Amazon Tuichi River and Uyuni (Bolivia), Ko Phangan (Thailand), Timbuktu (Mali) and Bhutan
Middletown( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the studies of Robert and Helen Lynd in 1929 and 1935, this classic six-part series by Academy Award and Emmy winner Peter Davis explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana. Includes a bonus 16-page booklet with new essays be Peter Davis and research consultant, Professor Joseph Trimmer
Miss Kiet's children( Visual )

5 editions published in 2018 in Dutch and English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiet Engels is the kind of teacher one wishes every schoolchild could have. She is strict but never harsh. She is loving but never soft. Her patience in endless. Many of Miss Kiet's pupils are refugees who have just arrived in Holland. Everything is new and confusing. Some are quarrelsome and headstrong. But Miss Kiet's firm but loving hand brings calm and awakens interest. She not only teaches her pupils to read and write Dutch, but also helps them learn to solve problems together and respect one another. Slowly the children gain skills and confidence
Marlina the murderer in four acts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in Indonesian and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed of all her livestock by a gang of seven bandits. She then defends herself, setting out on a journey to find justice, empowerment, retribution and redemption. But the road is long, especially when she begins to be haunted by the ghost of her victim
Gang ren bo qi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Tibetan and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An astonishing journey of redemption, faith, and devotion. Acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yang (Shower) blends documentary and fiction to follow a group of Tibetan villagers who leave their families and homes to make a Buddhist "bowing pilgrimage," laying their bodies flat on the ground after every few steps, along the 1,200 mile road to Lhasa, Tibet's holy capital. Though united in their remarkable devotion, each of the travelers embarks on this near impossible journey for very personal reasons
 
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