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Channel Four Films (Firm)

Works: 335 works in 847 publications in 7 languages and 32,012 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Action and adventure films  Sophisticated comedy films  Romance films 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer, prn, Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Channel Four Films (Firm)
Elizabeth : the Golden Age by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

37 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 2,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England, 1554. Henry VIII is dead. The country is divided, Catholic against Protestant. Henry's eldest daughter Mary, a fervent Catholic, is Queen. She is childless. The Catholics' greatest fear is the succession of Mary's Protestant half-sister, Elizabeth. After Mary's death, Elizabeth ascends to the throne, thrust into an edgy world of political and religious flux she struggles to protect her power, life, and independence as the court boils with intrigue and conspiracy. Elizabeth begins her reign in a land divided by bloody turmoil, and becomes a cunning strategist, weighing the counsel of her mysterious advisors, thwarting her devious rivals, and denying her own desires for the good of her country
The red violin by François Girard( Visual )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appraiser of rare musical instruments traces the history of a blood-red violin and everyone whose lives it touched
Trainspotting by Danny Boyle( Visual )

50 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four friends try to make it in the world on their own terms
Four Weddings and a Funeral by Mike Newell( Visual )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic comedy about a young man who meets the girl of his dreams at a friend's wedding. However, she slips through his fingers when the timing seems wrong, and they meet again at three more weddings and a funeral before the two finally connect
The Madness of King George by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the life of King George III, this is the story of royal intrigue, sexual indiscretions, backstairs plotting and a battle for power between Parliament and the throne, all occuring while the King is being treated for an unknown mental illness
My beautiful laundrette by Stephen Frears( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uncommon love story that takes place between a young South London Pakistani man (Gordon Warnecke), who decides to open an upscale laundromat to make his family proud, and his childhood friend, a skinhead (Daniel Day-Lewis), who volunteers to help make his dream a reality. This culture-clash comedy is also a subversive work of social realism, which dares to address racism, homophobia, and sociopolitical marginalization in Margaret Thatcher's England
Dancing at Lughnasa by Pat O'Connor( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite their hardships, five sisters living in rural Ireland in 1936 are able to embrace life and all its complexities and dance with joy in their hearts
The crying game by Neil Jordan( Visual )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and German and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compassionate Irish terrorist risks his own life to seek out the girlfriend of the hostage he held, and discovers that personal relationships are complex and more satisfying than political commitments
Endgame( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working for P.W. Botha, Dr. Neil Barnard opens talks with imprisoned Nelson Mandela. But lesser known are the secret talks that take place in a rural English manor house. Both sides may win or lose all, including their own lives. Botha learns of the British talks and, with the inevitable demise of apartheid, he intends to control the endgame by using the tactics of divide and rule. Against all the odds, a precious arena of frail trust between the two warring parties is achieved
Brassed off! by Mark Herman( Visual )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired miner leads the Grimley Colliery Band, the brass band that the town's miners play in after hours. His hope is to lead them to victory in a national brass band competition, even though they are worried by rumors the mine may close. They acquire a new musician when the granddaughter of a former bandsman comes back to town-- assigned to help determine whether to make the mine closing definite. A story about two old friends and ex-lovers whose surprise reunion turns their lives and the lives of everyone else in town hilariously upside down
Secrets & lies by Mike Leigh( Visual )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her adoptive parents die, a young black woman seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover her mother is white. Equally shocked to learn her daughter she gave up for adoption is black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true and when she springs her newfound daughter on the rest of the family, the resulting chaos leads to a series of secrets and lies being revealed at last
The Imposter by Bart Layton( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1994, a thirteen-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three-and-a-half years later, he is found alive and well thousands of miles away in Spain. He tells a story of kidnap and torture when he returns. While his family is excited to bring him home, all is not quite as it seems. Is the boy really who he claims to be, or is he an imposter giving the family false hope for their child's return?
Peter & the wolf by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An updated version of Prokofiev's classic tale of a mischievous boy and his animal friends who capture a wolf
Night on earth by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles - A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver's career. New York - An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn't understand. Paris - A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driver from the Ivory Coast and they talk about life and blindness. Rome - A gregarious cabbie picks up an ailing man and virtually talks him to death. Helsinki - an industrial worker gets laid off and he and his compatriots discuss the bleakness and unfairness of love and life and death
Maurice by James Ivory( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge graduates that fall in love, but must abide by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality
The pillow book by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a young girl, Nagiko became her father's canvas each year on her birthday, as he'd paint on her face and neck the creation myth in elaborate, elegant calligraphy. As a young woman, she finds pleasure in continuing the practice with a succession of lovers, particularly a bisexual translator who becomes a pawn in an escalating game of revenge on the publisher who once exploited her beloved father's work
Welcome to Sarajevo by Michael Winterbottom( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living on the edge amid the constant threat of attack, an offbeat team of journalists, led by hotshot Jimmy Flynn, report from a devastated war-torn country. The action intensifies when one of the journalists crosses the line and risks his life in a bold attempt to smuggle an orphaned girl to safety. Filling the screen with a jarring mix of passion and danger, this story is a gritty, behind the scenes look at covering a war ... head-on and on the run
Death and the maiden by Roman Polanski( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman who was taken prisoner and tortured 15 years ago may have found the man responsible
Beautiful thing by Hettie MacDonald( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in London's lower class suburbs, this is the story of a teenager who has discovered he's gay and his love for another teenager who lives next door
Croupier by Mike Hodges( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London's gambling world is the setting where aspiring writer Jack Manfred, suffering from writer's block, takes a job as a croupier to support his art. Knowing the dangers of the cards, Jack is adamant about remaining a professional outsider, but the temptations of the game inevitably swallow him deeper than he could have ever anticipated
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