WorldCat Identities

Berri, Claude

Works: 57 works in 396 publications in 6 languages and 10,074 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  War films  Romance films  Animal films 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Actor, Scenarist, Restager , Honoree, Author of dialog, Adapter, Film editor, Interviewer, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Claude Berri
La reine Margot = Queen Margot by Patrice Chéreau( Visual )

57 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of France's late 16th century religious wars, Margot is thrown into a political marriage by her ruthlessly power-hungry family. When she finds herself hopelessly drawn into their murderous affairs, she realizes that her only hope of escape lies somewhere between the heroic soldier who loves her and the enemy husband who could save her
Tess by Roman Polanski( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 778 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
Jean de Florette by Claude Berri( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in French and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Jean Cadoret, a man 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 by withholding irrigation water from a stream
La graine et le mulet = The secret of the grain by Abdellatif Kechiche( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the patriarch of a French-Arab family, Slimane, acts on his wish to open a portside restaurant specializing in his ex-wife's fish couscous, the extended clan's passions and problems explode
Jean de Florette ; Manon of the spring = Manon des sources by Claude Berri( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in French and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean de Florette: A man inherits a farm from his mother, but his powerful neighbor plots to steal it from him. Manon of the Spring: 10 years after his death, Jean's daughter finds out about their neighbor's treachery, and determines to take revenge
Manon des sources : Jean de Florette 2ème partie( Visual )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in French and English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after the tragic events of Jean de Florette, Manon (Jean's daughter) seeks revenge against those she holds responsible for her father's death
Germinal by Claude Berri( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in French and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
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 407 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 )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 401 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
Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis by Dany Boon( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in French and English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philippe Abrams es director de correos de Salon-de-Provence. Esta casado con Julie, que con su carácter depresivo le hace la vida imposible. Para hacerla feliz, Philippe comete una estafa para que lo trasladen a la Costa Azul. Pero le descubren y lo trasladan a Berges, un pueblecito al norte de Francia. Para los Abrams, sudistas y llenos de prejuicios, el norte es terrible, un lugar helado, lleno de gente rústica, que hablan de manera incomprensible, el cheutimi. Philippe irá solo. Y para su sorpresa, descubrirá un lugar fantástico, unos compañeros amables, gente acogedora, y además encuentra un amigo: Antoine, el cartero y el hombre que toca las campanas en el pueblo, con una madre posesiva y que sufre de desamores. Cuando Philippe vuelve a Salon, Julie no quiere creer que él es feliz en el norte, piensa que le está mintiendo para que se traslade con él. Para simplificarse la vida, y contentar a Julie, Philippe le hace creer que efectivamente su vida es un infierno en Berges. A partir de entonces, su vida se vuelve una confortable mentira
Valmont by Miloš Forman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 386 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
Jean de Florette ; Manon des sources : Jean de Florette 2ème partie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon of the spring: In this sequel to Jean de Florette, ten years after her father's death, Manon has no idea that her neighbor cheated her out of her father's land. But when she discovers that Soubeyran was directly responsible for her father's death, Manon goes after him with a vengeance
The two of us by Claude Berri( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world of turbulence, this corner tells of two people caught up in one another for a brief time, and celebrates their lives, one life new and one life old; a nine year old Jewish boy and an old peasant
Lucie Aubrac by Claude Berri( Visual )

56 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond and Lucie Samuel are active in the French resistence in 1943 Lyon, using Aubrac as their underground pseudonym. When Raymond is arrested and sentenced to death, Lucie's passionate love for her husband drives her to risk everything to rescue him from the Gestapo. Based on a true story
L'enfance-nue( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

François Fournier is a troubled ten-year-old who has been in foster care since he was four. But his is a "temporary placement," meaning that his parents can come back for him any time. They never do. The story begins with François being shuffled from one foster home to another, as his insecurity leads him to engage in increasingly destructive behavior. He is placed with an older couple named Thierry, the newest addition to a ménage that includes Mrs. Thierry's mother, a very young girl, and a high-school age boy. They aren't afraid to share their lives with this new houseguest, and the impressionable boy seems to be settling down. For François, things just are what they are--and he's usually "temporary." A fascinating portrait of childhood, which is also an indictment of a failing social system
The Bear by André Lacombe( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the mountains of British Columbia in 1885, the story centres on a precocious bear cub and an old grizzly struggling to endure the harsh wilderness and survive their deadliest foe - man
French twist = French twist by Josiane Balasko( Visual )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in French and held by 263 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
Les bonnes femmes by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in French and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Parisian shop girls, Ginette, Rita, Jacqueline and Jane seek fulfillment and love. Rita has a fiance whose family is obsessed with social status. Jane has a boyfriend in the army, but she still enjoys herself with chance encounters. Ginette has a secret passion that keeps her away from her colleagues at nights. Jacqueline is lonely, but a mysterious motorcyclist constantly follows her
Ma femme est une actrice by Yvan Attal( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in French and held by 203 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
Oratorio for Prague( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 151 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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Audience level: 0.35 (from 0.15 for The Bear / ... to 0.83 for Photograph ...)

Jean de Florette ; Manon of the spring = Manon des sourcesManon des sources : Jean de Florette 2ème partie
Alternative Names
Langman, Claude

Langmann, Claude

Manon des sources : Jean de Florette 2ème partieOratorio for Prague