WorldCat Identities

Gentile, Michael

Works: 15 works in 52 publications in 7 languages and 931 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Horror films  Action and adventure films  Romance films  Autobiographical films  History  Dark comedy films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Gentile
Syngué Sabour, pierre de patience = The patience stone by Atiq Rahimi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Persian and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from the best-selling novel by Atiq Rahimi. It tells a story of a young woman watching over her older husband, in a country torn apart by war. A bullet in the neck has reduced him to a comatose state. One day, the woman's vigil changes. She begins to speak truth to her silent husband, telling him about her suffering, her dreams and her secrets. After years of living under his control, with no voice of her own, she says things she could never have spoken before. Her husband has unconsciously become syngué sabour (The Patience Stone)- a magical black stone that, according to Persian mythology, absorbs the plight of those who confide in it. The woman's confessions are extraordinary and without restraint. But after weeks of looking after her husband, she begins to act, discovering herself in a relationship she starts with a young soldier
Lolo by Julie Delpy( Visual )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violette (Julie Delpy), a 40-year-old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry, falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene (Dany Boon), while on a spa retreat with her best friend. But Jean-Rene faces a major challenge: he must win the trust and respect of Violette's teenage son, Lolo (Vincent Lacoste), who is determined to wreak havoc on the couple's fledgling relationship and remain his mother's favorite
Vinyan by Fabrice Du Welz( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple faces unknown dangers in the Thai-Burmese waters, and then in the jungle, as they search for their son who was lost in the tsunami
Calvaire by Fabrice Du Welz( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marc Stevens' world goes profoundly and utterly wrong. When his car breaks down in the middle of the isolated backcountry, he's forced to seek refuge in a rural inn. Marc is taken in by Bartel, a lonely and psychologically fragile innkeeper who promises to help. But when Marc catches him dismantling his car, he realizes that the innkeeper has other plans for him - sadistic plans that will push him to the bounds of human pain and suffering"--Container
The time that remains : chronicle of a present absentee( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film concerns the relationship between Arabs and Jews in the Holy Land, as experienced by one middle-class Arab Christian family in Nazareth from the Arab-Israeli war of 1948 through the present. It is life played as a deadpan farce, one in which all parties repeat the same gestures to the point of meaninglessness. Suleiman looks through the conflict to human reality, and finds in the story of his own family's disintegration the universal pathos and tragedy of the parent-child relationship. And the tragedy that the gorgeous days and clear nights will be the same in this beautiful country no matter who lives and who dies, or whichever tribe is in control
The time that remains by Elia (Dir.) Suleiman( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A semi-autobiographical film about Elia Suleiman's family. Inspired by the diaries of Suleiman's father, starting in 1948 when he was a resistance fighter and by his mother's letters to family members forced to leave Palestine, the film attempts to portray the daily life of those Palestinians who remained, living as a minority in their own homeland
The patience stone by Atiq Rahimi( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Persian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Author Atiq Rahimi's adapts his own bestselling novel about a Muslim woman whose paralyzed husband unconsciously assumes the role of a magical force, which shields her from the sorrows of life in her war-torn village. Her unnamed Middle Eastern country caught up in an insurrection, the loyal, thirtysomething wife faithfully sits watch over her vegetative husband, who has been all but forgotten by his brothers and fellow Jihadists. Over time, she gathers the courage to tell her husband all of the things she had remained silent about during their 10 years of marriage. Throughout the course of these missives, she speaks frankly of the disappointments, sorrows, and sacrifices that have made her life so difficult throughout the previous decade. Only weeks later, when the isolated wife enters into a relationship with a young soldier, does she begin to reveal the woman who she had kept locked up deep inside ever since the day she was married", viewed August 29, 2018
Rosalie Blum by Julien Rappeneau( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent Machot connaît sa vie par cœur. Il la partage entre son salon de coiffure, son cousin, son chat, et sa mère bien trop envahissante. Mais la vie réserve parfois des surprises, même aux plus prudents... Il croise par hasard Rosalie Blum, une femme mystérieuse et solitaire, qu'il est convaincu d'avoir déjà rencontrée. Mais où ?
Le temps qu'il reste = The time that remains by Elia Suleiman( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Arabic and French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ce film, en partie autobiographique, est construit en quatre épisodes marquants de la vie d'une famille, la famille du réalisateur, de 1948 à nos jours. Mêlant les souvenirs intimes de sa famille, le film dresse le portrait de la vie quotidienne de ces Palestiniens qui sont restés vivre sur leurs terres natales et ont été étiquetés 'Arabes israéliens', vivant comme une minorité dans leur propre pays."
al-Zaman al-bāqī : sīrat al-ḥāḍir al-ghāʼib = The time that remains : chronicle of a present absentee( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Arabic and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A humorous, heartbreaking film that explores life among the Israeli Arab community from 1948 to the present day, shot largely in homes and places in which Suleiman's family once lived. Inspired by his father's diaries, letters his mother sent to family members who had fled the Israeli occupation, and the director's own recollections, the film recounts the saga of the filmmaker's family in subtly hilarious vignettes."--Container
Espion(s) by Nicolas Saada( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après la mort de l'un de ses collègues bagagistes suite à l'explosion d'une valise piégée, Vincent se retrouve au coeur d'une enquête criminelle qui va l'emmener jusqu'à Londres. Contraint par la DST, il va devoir séduire la femme d'un homme d'affaires anglais lié à des activités terrorristes... (Source : jaquette)
Cherchez la femme by Sou Abadi( Visual )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armand et Leila, étudiants à Science Po, forment un jeune couple. Ils projettent de partir à New York faire leur stage de fin d'études aux Nations Unies. Mais quand Mahmoud, le grand frère de Leila, revient d'un long séjour au Yémen qui l'a radicalement transformé, il s'oppose à la relation amoureuse de sa sœur et décide de l'éloigner à tout prix d'Armand. Pour s'introduire chez Mahmoud et revoir Leila, Armand n'a pas le choix : il doit enfiler le voile intégral ! Le lendemain, une certaine Schéhérazade au visage voilé sonne à la porte de Leila, et elle ne va pas laisser Mahmoud indifférent
Papa was not a Rolling Stone by Sylvie Ohayon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La noche de los girasoles by Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedro y Esteban son dos espeólogos que llegan a una zona montañosa para estudiar el hallazgo de una cueva y determinar si tiene interés científico. Les acompaña Gabi, la novia de Esteban, que les espera al pie de la montaña, Pero cuando salen de la cueva, encuentran a Gabi aterrorizada
Gökten bir uydu düştü( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Delpy, filmin başrolünü de üstleniyor. Filmin öyküsü 1979'da, babaannelerinin doğumgününü kutlamak için Fransa'nın Brittanny bölgesindeki bir evde, yaz tatili sırasında bir araya gelen geniş bir ailenin iki gününe odaklanıyor. Gökten Bir Uydu Düştü, eğlenceli, insanın içini ısıtan, bir aileyi üç nesil boyunca izleyen dokunaklı bir komedi
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