WorldCat Identities

Coutard, Raoul

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Most widely held works by Raoul Coutard
A bout de souffle = Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

67 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Michel, a handsome young criminal, who is on the run after stealing a car and killing a policeman. He hides out in the Paris apartment of his American girlfriend and together they dodge the police, make love and steal cars to finance a trip to Italy. As the police net tightens, Michel becomes more desperate and his girlfriend commits the ultimate act of betrayal
Jules et Jim = Jules and Jim by François Truffaut( Visual )

42 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of friendship between two artists and their love for the same woman
Week end by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

35 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a bourgeois couple travel across the French countryside while civilization crashes and burns around them. Featuring a justly famous centerpiece sequence in which the camera tracks along a seemingly endless traffic jam, and rich with historical and literary references, is a surreally funny and disturbing call for revolution, a depiction of society retreating to savagery, and, according to the credits, the end of cinema itself
Bande à part = Band of outsiders by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

36 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two bumbling burglars plan a robbery with a young woman they just met. Problems begin immediately when they both fall for the girl and the plan goes haywire. The jewel-heist plot is merely a jumping off point for Godard's fast-paced mix of fantasy and spoof of Hollywood crime films
Vivre sa vie : film en douze tableaux by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

19 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godard directs his then wife, Anna Karina, who plays Nana S., a provincial girl working as a shop assistant who, after separating from her husband, decides to become an actress. While watching the silent classic "The Passion of Joan of Arc", with tears streaming down her face, she abandons her ambition and drifts into a life of prostitution. The film is presented in twelve tableaux that guide us through Nana's sadly unfolding life until the shocking and poignant finale
Alphaville : une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

27 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret Agent Lenny Caution is sent on a mission to another galaxy to the futuristic city of Alphaville to convince Professor Braun to return to the "outer planets" and finds himself in a computer-run society which is dedicated to technology and outlaws emotion
Le mépris = Contempt by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

51 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Capri, an Italian crew makes a German film of Homer's Odyssey; Fritz Lang directs with American money. Prokosch, the producer, with his sneer and red Alfa, holds art films in contempt and hires writer Javal to help Lang commercialize the picture. Against this backdrop, Javal's marriage to Camille, a young former typist, disintegrates. It opens with the couple talking in bed, she asking assurance that he finds her attractive. Later that day he introduces her to Prokosch, and, unawares, blunders unforgivably. The rest of the film portrays her, in their apartment and in public, expressing her hurt and change of heart and his slow grasp of the source of her contempt
Pierrot le fou by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

45 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After attending a mindless party full of shallow chatter, Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) feels his mundane world is closing in on him. Desperately wanting to escape, he finds himself in the arms of another woman. Unaware that Marianna's (Anna Karina) dark past still haunts her, they take off for the picturesque south of France. What proceeds is a roller coaster ride filled with passion, desperation and regret as these two lovers meet their final fate
Z by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans les années 60 et dans un pays du bassin méditerranéen, un député progessiste est assassiné. Le juge d'instruction chargé de l'enquête, malgré les pressions exercées, met en évidence le rôle du gouvernement dans cet assassinat, notamment celui de l'armée et de la police
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle = 2 or 3 things I know about her by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "her" in the film refers to Paris. Inspired by a real article on housewife prostitution, the film examines Godard's theory that if you lived in Paris (at the time) one had to prostitute oneself to survive. This "sociological fable" is shot through the eyes of Juliette, a housewife who spends one day a week in central Paris selling her body on the street in the hope that she will be able to escape the high rise suburban drudgery in which she lives with her family, and find happiness. Disc set includes book (50 p.) on making of the film
Une femme est une femme = A woman is a woman by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

16 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in French and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offbeat homage to Hollywood musicals finds a stripper rousing her lover's jealousy by seducing his best friend
Lola by Jacques Demy( Visual )

21 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in French and German and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about a woman who must choose among three men. Restoration was done in 2000 by Ciné-Tamaris
La peau douce = the soft skin by François Truffaut( Visual )

22 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebrated literary scholar, seemingly happily married, embarks on an affair with a gorgeous stewardess, who is captivated by his charm and reputation. As their romance gets serious, the film grows anxious, leading to a wallop of a conclusion
La chinoise by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans un appartement dont les murs sont recouverts de petits livres rouges, des jeunes gens étudient la pensée marxiste-léniniste. Leur leader, Véronique, propose au groupe l'assassinat d'une personnalité
Le petit soldat = The little soldier by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

16 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in French and German and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set during the Algerian War, [the film] follow Bruno Forestier, a disillusioned young deserter who becomes involved in the French nationalist movement. He is ordered to kill an Algerian sympathizer, and although he does not hold deep political beliefs, commits the murder and undergoes torture when captured. At the same time, he meets and falls in love with a woman who he does not know is fighting for the other side."
Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) = Chronicle of a Summer (Paris 1960)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By interviewing a group of Paris residents in the summer of 1960, Rouch and Morin reveal the hopes and dreams of a wide array of people and give us a document of a time and place with extraordinary depth
L'aveu = Confession by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

12 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a harrowing true story, the film presents the history of an influential Czechoslovak dignitary who, in the early fifties, was abducted, imprisoned, and interrogated by fellow members of his country's Communist ruling party, their intentions vague, their methods terrifying
Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective: Godard's pastiche of genres from romance and gangster films to slapstick, melodrama, crime stories and film noir incorporates several stories set in one Parisian hotel, featuring a hotel detective and assistant, a fight promoter having an affair, and a Mafia chieftain
Rocky road to Dublin by Peter Lennon( Visual )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features life in 1960s Ireland and it's clergy, cultural nationalism, and educational system
Raoul Coutard - Kameramann der Moderne by Karl Prümm( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dieses Band dokumentiert die Marburger Kameragespräche und die Verleihung des Marburger Kamerapreises 2001 an Raoul Coutard ... Die Beiträge sind überarbeitete Versionen der Vorträge, die am 2. und 3. März 2001 gehalten wurden. Neu hinzugekommen ist der Text von Jürgen Heiter"--Page 7
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A bout de souffle = Breathless
Alternative Names
Raoul Coutard chef opérateur français

Raoul Coutard Cinematographer, film director

Raoul Coutard francia operatőr

Raoul Coutard francouzský kameraman

Raoul Coutard Frans director of photography

Raoul Coutard französischer Kameramann und Fotograf

Raoul Coutard French cinematographer, film director

Raoul Coutard regista e direttore della fotografia francese


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Bande à part = Band of outsidersVivre sa vie : film en douze tableaux