WorldCat Identities

Berri, Claude

Works: 36 works in 125 publications in 3 languages and 7,743 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Romance films  War films  Animal films 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Honoree, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Claude Berri
Jean de Florette by Claude Berri( Visual )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in French and English and held by 2,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Jean Cadoret, a hunchback who inherits a farm from his mother and foolishly hopes to become a gentleman farmer. But even before he arrives, his powerful neighbor is plotting to steal his land. The ending is heartbreak and tragedy for Jean who is no match for his wily neighbor
La reine Margot Queen Margot by Patrice Chéreau( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in French and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between French Catholics and Protestants. Six days after her wedding, La Mole, a young man wounded by several sword injuries, frantically knocks on Margot's door. He is Protestant and must die like all the others, but Margot hides him, nurses him back to help and grows to love him
Tess by Roman Polanski( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic romance, Tess Darbeyville, a beautiful young peasant in late 19th century England, seeks her fortune with the wealthy D'Urbervilles, whom her family believes to be distant relatives. Although Tess rejects the advances of the D'Urberville's son Alex, he forcibly seduces her, leaving her pregnant and alone. After her sickly baby dies, Tess falls in love with Angel, a parson's son, who abandons her on their wedding night after she confesses her past "sin." This forces Tess to return to Alex, a fateful decision with tragic consequences
La graine et le mulet by Abdellatif Kechiche( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Silmane has worked in the same shipyard job for over 35 years, when his growing dissatisfaction prompts him to try to open his own restaurant."--Container
Germinal by Yves Allégret( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in French and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a miner's strike that destroys one family, yet plants the seeds of change for future generations
Le vieil homme et l'enfant The two of us = The old man and the boy by Claude Berri( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in French and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Claude Berri's introduction on the title screens reads "This film is a true story but seen through the imagination a child particularly sensitive to the tragic events which surrounded him in occupied France. The warm affection of this family of good people who took him in nevertheless leaves him with a certain poetic nostalgia for this time and a deep gratitude toward them." This film is his re-telling and re-creation of the life of a small Jewish boy from in Nazi-occupied Paris, sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France's liberation. Forced to hide his identity, eight-year-old Claude bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa, who improbably becomes his friend and confidant
Amen by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A German SS Lieutenant covertly collaborates with a young Italian priest in hopes of changing the Vatican's policies toward Germany during WWII, which both believe are exacerbating the Jewish Holocaust
Valmont by Miloš Forman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vindictive widow Merteuil bets her friend debaucherous Valmont that he cannot seduce the virtuous (and married) Madame de Tourvel. If Valmont succeeds he may also bed Merteuil, but if he fails he must join a monastery. Set amongst the aristocracy in France in the 18th century
Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis by Société nouvelle Pathé cinéma (France)( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in French and English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philippe Abrams is a post office manager in the South of France. He is married to Julie, a difficult woman who makes his life miserable. To please her, he tries to cheat his way into a job transfer to the French Riviera. Busted, he is instead sent to Bergues, France's northernmost city."
Ma femme est une actrice by Yvan Attal( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Wife is an Actress (Orig. Ma Femme est une actrice) is a French Romantic Comedy/Drama film starring real life couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive co-star. Attal also wrote and directed the film. The film stars Terence Stamp among others
Uranus by Claude Berri( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovered in 1781, Uranus is a gas giant planet, composed mainly of rock, ice, and hydrogen. Uranus has a series of rings, many natural satellites, and a unique inclined axis of rotation
French twist French twist by Josiane Balasko( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suburban housewife Loli is furious when she discovers her husband has been cheating on her for years. When the van of a tough-talking, tender-hearted lesbian named Marijo breaks down in front of Loli's house, things take an unusual turn
The Bear by Andre Lacombe( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the majestic mountains of British Columbia in 1885, THE BEAR centers on a precocious bear cub and an old grizzled Grizzly as they struggle to endure the harsh wilderness and survive their deadliest foe - man. An unrelenting battle of strength, wits, and ultimately, character is at hand, and there is no predicting the outcome when two of nature's greatest killers face off."--Container
La séparation by Christian Vincent( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Turkish and French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne tells her husband, Pierre, that she is in love with another man. He seems to accept this as a fact of life and refrains from asking the most burning questions. However, as Anne continues to see the "other man", Pierre becomes more violent and it begins to dawn on them that something intangible has happened which cannot be put right
Marry me!, marry me! by Claude Berri( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucie Aubrac by Claude Berri( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the French Resistance, Lucie, a courageous wife, struggles to save her husband, Raymond Samuel, from a firing squad. He was arrested after blowing up a train during the war. Lucie is also a freedom fighter who goes by the moniker of Aubrac. She helps free Raymond by directly threatening a prosecutor. After his release, Raymond is given a new identity and sent to continue the fight in the North. Unfortunately, he is again arrested. This time he is given the death penalty. While he awaits his sentence in jail, Lucie tries to trick the Gestapo into giving other Resistance members the chance to save Raymond
The Lover by Jean-Jacques Annaud( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor French teenager embarks on a love affair with a wealthy Chinese man in 1929 French colonial Vietnam, defying the boundaries of age, race and class
Asterix & Obelix : missie Cléopâtre by Alain Chabat( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra
Ensemble, c'est tout by Anna Gavalda( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four very different people share an apartment in France
Oratorio for Prague( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film which began as a documentary about the liberalization of Czechoslovakia became a record of the entry of Soviet tanks into Prague in 1968 and the suppression of Czechoslovakia during the Prague Spring. This is the only filmed record of the Soviet invasion and it is proof that the Soviet Army had not been "invited" in as they claimed. Includes scenes of the Prague Spring before the Soviet invasion
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Alternative Names
Langman, Claude

Langmann, Claude

French (77)

English (30)

Turkish (1)

The Lover