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October Films

Overview
Works: 182 works in 590 publications in 9 languages and 14,403 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Musical films  Documentary films  Personal narratives  Independent films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by October Films
The apostle by Robert Duvall( Visual )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,475 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 )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the experiences of five Hungarian Holocaust survivors who fell victim to Hitler's 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 )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and French and held by 715 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 Emily Watson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incredible true story of two sisters joined by music and torn apart by love for the same man
Festen = The celebration by Thomas Vinterberg( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 679 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 )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hortense, an adopted Black woman in London, seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover the woman is white. Equally shocked to learn the daughter she gave up for adoption is Black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true. When Cynthia brings her newfound daughter home to meet her family-from-hell, all the secrets and lies, the deceptions and animosities come pouring out
Matewan by John Sayles( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A labor leader seeking to organize the workers of a company town sets off a powderkeg of racial hostility, corruption and betrayal in this tale of the bitter clash between unionist miners and the tyrannical coal company owners in West Virginia in the 1920's
Cookie's fortune by Robert Altman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 445 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 )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three men all lusting after one woman cause trouble at a bar
High art by Lisa Cholodenko( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 379 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
Three seasons by Tony Bui( Visual )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Esta es la primera cinta realizada por Hollywood en un país en donde todo lo americano fue considerado una amenaza mortal durante más de tres décadas. Realizada frente al esplendor de los escenarios naturales de un lejano país de oriente, la película nos narra tres hermosos relatos que al avanzar se entrelazan sutilmente para revelarnos la emocionante historia de tres personas, que a pesar de su sencillez, mantendrán una intensa lucha por encontrar un lugar propio en esa cambiante y moderna sociedad de la postguerra llamada Vietnam."--Envase
Muse by Giorgio De Chirico( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and French and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fred, un musicien, mal dans sa peau, [est] convaincu que sa femme le trompe. Pourquoi se sent-il comme un étranger dans sa propre vie? Pourquoi sait-il si peu de choses sur sa femme? Qui lui envoie ces mystérieuses vidéocassettes qui démontrent, sans l'ombre d'un doute, que quelqu'un entre dans sa maison? Fred se retrouvera en prison accusé du meurtre de sa femme, mais l'a-t-il vraiment tuée?"--Conteneur
The white balloon by Jafar Panahi( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 287 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
Salò, o, Le 120 giornate di Sodoma = Salò, the 120 days of Sodom( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 250 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
The insurgency( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 247 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
Topsy-turvy by Mike Leigh( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the story of the musical team Gilbert and Sullivan and the making of one of their most famous collaborations, the Mikado
Agnes Browne( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and French and held by 223 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
Secrets of the dead( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spied upon by MI19 in a bugging operation of unprecedented scale and cunning, 4,000 German POW's revealed their inner thoughts about the Third Reich and let slip military secrets that helped the Allies win WWII
Tous les matins du monde = All the mornings of the world by Alain Corneau( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in French and English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his wife dies, devastated viol-player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe (played by Jean-Pierre Marielle) becomes a recluse, perfecting his playing and raising his two daghters. Colombe takes on a promising local student, Marin Marais (played by Gérard Depardieu), who begins an affair with one of the daughters (played by Anne Brochet). The affair ends bitterly and Marais breaks from the master, eventually becoming famous. Years later he resumes the lessons with his master until Brochet, still bitter, kills herself. Seeing the error in his ways, a grief-stricken Marais is comforted by an apparition of Sainte-Colombe
 
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Breaking the wavesFesten = The celebrationMatewanSalò, o, Le 120 giornate di Sodoma = Salò, the 120 days of Sodom