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October Films

Overview
Works: 190 works in 542 publications in 9 languages and 14,751 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Comedy films  Musical films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Personal narratives  Documentary films  Independent films  Horror films 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by October Films
The apostle by Robert Duvall( Visual )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonny is a gifted Southern Pentecostal preacher loved by his community in Texas. When Sonny loses control and commits a crime of passion, he is forced to run from the law. Hiding out in the small Louisiana town of Bayou Boutte, Sonny adopts a new identity as the Apostle E.F. and sets out on a new mission--to find the road to redemption
The last days by James Moll( Visual )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the experiences of five Hungarian Holocaust survivors who fell victim to Hitler's brutal war against the Jews during the final days of World War II, and returned to their hometowns and ghettos and the concentration camps in which they were imprisoned
Breaking the waves by Lars von Trier( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and French and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bess, a pious, young Scottish woman, prays to God to send her husband, Jan, home from his job on an offshore oil rig. When an accident sends him home paralyzed, she's filled with guilt and submits to his wish that she take on other lovers, convinced that this will aid in his recovery
Hilary and Jackie by Hilary Du Pré( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the complex relationship between sisters Jacqueline Du Pré & Hilary Du Pré, two English musical prodigies who led very different lives
Festen = The celebration by Thomas Vinterberg( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Helge Klingenfeldt is a respected Danish patriarch whose country estate is the scene of a grand celebration in honor of his sixtieth birthday. His adult children and extended family have gathered together for the occasion, but no one is ready for the bombshell about to be delivered by his oldest son, Christian, in his birthday toast: a dark family secret that contributed to his twin sister's recent suicide."
Secrets & lies by Mike Leigh( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black woman looks for the mother who gave her up for adoption and is shocked to learn that her mother is white; the mother is likewise shocked to meet her black daughter
Matewan by John Sayles( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of a bitter clash between union and coal company in West Virginia in the 1920's
Cookie's fortune by Robert Altman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the small southern town of Holly Springs, Jewel Mae, known as Cookie, has died mysteriously. Who is the murderer? Where is the murderer? Has there even been a murder? A small town comedy rich in hidden secrets and buried scandals
One night at McCool's( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three men all lusting after one woman cause trouble at a bar
Three seasons by Tony Bui( Visual )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of several people living in or visiting post-war Vietnam, including James Hager (Harvey Keitel), an ex-G.I. searching for the daughter he left behind in the war
High art by Lisa Cholodenko( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film depicts a naive young woman whose stock rises at a pretentious art magazine because of her budding relationship with a once brilliant photographer who had a breakdown years ago. The question is how deeply Syd is willing to immerse herself in Berliner's hedonistic, heroin-infused, lesbian lifestyle
Muse by Albert Brooks( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and French and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A screenwriter hires a real-life Muse to inspire creativity
Lost highway by Richard Currey( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Madison is a saxophonist who finds a video tape on his doorstep that shows the interior of his house. He becomes convinced that someone has broken in and calls the police. He finds another videotape showing him killing his wife. The police arrest him for murdering his wife. In prison, he inexplicably morphs into a young man named Pete Dayton and begins living a completely different life. When Pete is released, his and Fred's paths begin to cross in a surreal, suspenseful web of intrigue, orchestrated by a shady gangster boss named Dick Laurent
Cronos by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging antique dealer, Jesus Gris, happens upon an elegant mechanized scarab. When opened, it painfully stabs whomever is holding it, but the wound brings youthful vigor and a vampire's need for blood. The device is relentlessly pursued by a dying tycoon, Dieter de la Guardia, whose nephew Angel, reluctant to see his uncle live a moment longer, must still do the old man's bidding. Meanwhile, Gris's desires endanger his own graddaughter, Aurora
The white balloon by Jafar Panahi( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven-year-old Razieh has her heart set on a plump multi-finned goldfish she has seen in Tehran's market-place. Despite having many similar in the ornamental pond at home, she is determined to get the one she wants before the New Year celebrations begin in a few hours. Skilfully cajoling her mother into parting with her last 500 Toman note, she races into the dangerous and disorienting bustle of the city and her epic adventure begins
Topsy-turvy by Mike Leigh( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world famous Victorian librettist and composer, along with their troupe of temperamental actors, must battle personal and professional demons while mounting a major production
The insurgency( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iraqi insurgency continues to challenge the most highly trained and best-equipped military in the world. This investigation includes access to insurgent leaders, commanders of Iraqi and U.S. military units, and journalists who have risked their lives to meet insurgent leaders. FRONTLINE explores the battle for one Iraqi town and presents testimony from civilians whose families were targets
Salò, o, Le 120 giornate di Sodoma = Salò, the 120 days of Sodom by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the titles, Pasolini informs viewers that it is "1944-45 nell' Italia Settentrionale durante l'occupazione nazifascista [in Northern Italy during the Nazi-Fascist occupation]." That, along with the "Bibliografia essenziale" that precedes it, indicates that a political meaning, dealing with the corruption of absolute power, was uppermost in the filmmakers mind. Motives aside, Pasolini's interpretation of the Marquis de Sade's eighteenth century opus of torture and degradation remains banned in many countries, is deemed one of the most disturbing films ever made, and is still-- 30 years after its initial release-- notorious and controversial
Agnes Browne( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and French and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman and her seven children living in central Dublin are thrown into emotional turmoil and financial crisis after the unexpected death of her husband
Tous les matins du monde = All the mornings of the world by Alain Corneau( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in French and English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the lives of 17th century French composer Sainte Colombe and his protégé Marin Marais, this is a provocative tale of romance, lust, desire, and devotion
 
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Festen = The celebration
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Breaking the wavesFesten = The celebrationMatewanCronosSalò, o, Le 120 giornate di Sodoma = Salò, the 120 days of Sodom