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Facets Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,251 works in 2,346 publications in 10 languages and 52,012 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Biographical films  Historical films  History  War films  Nonfiction films  Made-for-TV movies  Romance films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Facets Video (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Facets Video (Firm)
Dekalog = The Decalogue( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Polish and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten, approximately one-hour films made for Polish television that each feature one of the 10 commandments as a thematic construct
Camila by Maria Luisa Bemberg( Visual )

5 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the true story of a young Catholic socialite from Buenos Aires, Camila O'Gorman, who falls in love and runs away with a young Jesuit priest, Ladislao Gutierrez, in 1847. Eventually they are found and executed by the repressive government. The film also makes a statement about the affect of dictatorship on personal and political freedom
Medea by Lars von Trier( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in Danish and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Medea is an updated version of the classic Greek drama about the jealousy and deep sorrow of an abandoned wife and mother and the hatred that ensues. Lars von Trier uses the North Sea marshes and a less defined Nordic past as a setting for this immortal drama. Known for his dramatic use of non-traditional lighting and colour, von Trier creates a world of mythic realism. Lars von Trier's Medea is a personal interpretation of Euripides' tragedy, based on a screenplay written by none other than Carl Theodor Dreyer. Von Trier retained Dreyer's sparse dialogue and created a timeless setting of shimmering marshlands and gloomy subterranean passageways in which Medea struggles for her self and her children."
H.H. Holmes : America's first serial killer by John Borowski( Visual )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story behind America's first serial killer who terrorized Chicago during the turn-of-the-century World's Fair. Chronicles his grisly life from childhood, to the cross-country man hunt to find him, and finally to his incarceration and execution
La casa de Bernarda Alba by Mario Camus( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband's death, Bernarda Alba forces her five daughters into eight years of strict mourning. The appearance of Pepe El Romano, a man who wishes to marry the eldest daughter, Angustias, unleashes a series of events which culminate in a tragic denouement
Cristo si è fermato a Eboli = Christ stopped at Eboli by Francesco Rosi( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Italian and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levi, an intellectual exiled by the Fascist government during World War II to a mountain village in southern Italy, discovers the resilience and dignity of people who live close to the land
Korolʹ Lir = King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

8 editions published in 2007 in Russian and English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Heimat : a chronicle of Germany( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A massive chronicle of life in Germany, from 1919 to 1982, as reflected in the fluctuating fortunes of the members of a family as seen through the eyes of Maria Simon as she marries, raises her sons, and grows old while Germany changes around her. The Simon family, like the rest of the German people, endures the hard times after WW I, struggles with the rise and fall of Nazism and WW II, and then prospers in the rebuilding of the country in the postwar era. Attention to the smallest details of daily life offers a portrait of 20th century history as seen through the eyes of ordinary people
Tango our dance = Tango baile nuestro by Jorge Zanada( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sensuality and stylized rituals popular with the residents of Buenos Aires are part of the complex art form called the tango. Director Jorge Zanada examines the unique role of this dance within Argentina's social and personal landscape, exploring issues of machismo and passion contained within the dance"--Facets website
Gamlet / Hamlet / a Lenfilm production ; screenplay and direction, Grigory Kozintsev ; general producer, M. Shostak by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Russian and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death
Deutschland bleich Mutter = Germany, pale mother( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in German and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film is set during World War II and follows newlywed Lene, whose young husband, a soldier, is sent to the front lines. Lene discovers that she is pregnant and is forced to take her child on a journey across the war-ravaged countryside ... Lene ... is by turns brave and foolhardy, resourceful and resilient, facing a bleak future with fierce determination"--Container
Méliès le cinémagicien( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La magie Méliès: documentary film about the life and work of film pioneer Georges Méliès. Includes archival footage, interviews, film excerpts, reconstructions and interviews
La planète sauvage = Fantastic Planet by René Laloux( Visual )

7 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a distant plant an advanced race of creatures keeps humans as pets until a revolt leads to harmony between them
Tre fratelli = Three brothers by Francesco Rosi( Visual )

8 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three brothers who have gone separate ways return to their family home in the Italian countryside
Werckmeister harmóniák = Werckmeister harmonies by Béla Tarr( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Hungarian and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a frostbitten, fogbound provincial town lives a young postman, Janos Valushka. One day a traveling circus comes to town, displaying the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world in a corrugated metal trailer. Their arrival in the midst of a terminal frost prompts bizarre rumors which quickly run rife, alluding to a shadowy figure, dubbed the Prince, who supposedly accompanies the circus. Within a short time, the gathering tensions ignite, and an apocalyptic unrest is unleashed, the madness sweeping across the frigid, foggy community, and forever changing Janos' life. Bela Tarr, a Hungarian director more talked about than viewed, twists reality into impressionism in this adaptation from Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai's novel, while regarding the characters with great intensity through long, uninterrupted takes
Aventurera by Guillermo Calderon( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elena tries to make a new life for herself after her mother leaves her alone, but she is drugged, seduced, and forced to work as a dancer/call girl in a nightclub. She soon rises to stardom as a dancer, but still plots revenge and escape
Architectures 2 by Frédéric Compain( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Una serie dedicada a las creaciones arquitectónicas más ambiciosos del siglo 19 y 20, consistentes en material de archivo notable, modelos a escala, y entrevistas con algunos de los más grandes arquitectos de nuestro tiempo"--Estuche
Vamonos con Pancho Villa! = Let's go with Pancho Villa! by Fernando de Fuentes( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in Spanish and English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of six young men who leave their rural homes to join Pancho Villaś army. Together the men endure hardship, tragedy, and disillusionment for the cause of the Mexican Revolution
Nimā-yi nazdīk.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Persian and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True story of Hossain Sabzian, an unemployed movie buff who finds himself mistaken for the enigmatic director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The misunderstanding takes on a life of its own and Sabzian ends up in jail where his trial is filmed by Kiarostami, blurring the lines between documentary and drama. Many of the people involved in the incident play themselves in the film
Brook by Brook, an intimate portrait ; The tragedy of Hamlet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy of hamlet: Discover the new meaning in Hamlet in Peter Brook's original performances in Paris and its worldwide theatrical tour
 
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