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Channel Four Films (Firm)

Works: 384 works in 1,109 publications in 7 languages and 33,336 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Historical films  History  Biographical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Romantic comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer, prn, Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Channel Four Films (Firm)
Elizabeth by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

46 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Turkish and held by 2,894 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 )

44 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,936 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 )

59 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young heroin addict in Edinburgh tries to kick the habit but his junkie friends aren't making it easy for him
Four Weddings and a Funeral by Mike Newell( Visual )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British man falls for an American woman, who he meets at the first of a long series of weddings
The Madness of King George by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 1,355 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 occurring while the king is being treated for an unknown illness
Dancing at Lughnasa by Pat O'Connor( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s
The crying game by Neil Jordan( Visual )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and German and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thriller about a British soldier (Jody) held hostage by the IRA in South Armagh. Awaiting death he develops an unlikely relationship with his captor (Fergus). Jody, before his death begs Fergus to track down his girlfriend. Fergus finds and falls in love with Jody's girlfriend Dil. The story is far from over, the stage is set for an extraordinary twist
My beautiful laundrette by Stephen Frears( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set within the Asian community in London, "My beautiful laundrette" is an unusual love story concerned with identity and entrepreneurial spirit during the Thatcher years. Omar takes over the running of his wheeler-dealer uncle's laundrette with the intention of turning it into a glittering palace of commercial success. When he employs childhood friend and ex-National Front member Johnny they become lovers as well as working partners. However, complications soon ensue as the anger of Johnny's deserted gang begins to build and Omar is forced to face increasingly difficult family issues ... -- Container
Endgame( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 675 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 )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 647 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
The Imposter by Bart Layton( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 632 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?
Secrets & lies by Mike Leigh( Visual )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cynthia's life has been a long series of painful disappointments. She's single with no romantic prospects and a dead-end job at a box factory. Her daughter Roxanne works as a street sweeper and is chronically bitter. Cynthia helped raise her brother, Maurice, a successful photographer, but she rarely sees him and usually blames his wife, Monica. One day, Cynthia receives a phone call from a woman named Hortense, who claims to be the daughter Cynthia put up for adoption years ago. Cynthia initially reacts with panic, but she agrees to meet Hortense and is surprised to discover that she's a successful and soft-spoken optometrist - and that she's black. The two women quickly form a friendship that gives Cynthia a new source of emotional strength, but when Cynthia decides to introduce the family to her new "friend," it forces them to confront the lies and evasions that have kept them apart all these years." -- Back of container
Dark horse( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at a small group of friends in a former mining town in Wales who decide to breed a racehorse, Dream Alliance, who goes on to have a prodigious career on the track
Peter & the wolf by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An updated version of Prokofiev's classic tale of a little boy who learns to find courage. Bonus features include documentaries, featurettes, behind the scenes, commentary, and more. This film contains no dialogue, with the exception of bonus features
Night on earth by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2019 in English and held by 595 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
The pillow book by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 574 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
Maurice( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings
Death and the maiden by Roman Polanski( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen years ago, Paulina Escobar had her life shattered when she was taken prisoner and tortured by a sadistic doctor. Now, through a chance encounter, she may have found the man responsible for her nightmares and tonight he's going to pay. But how far will she go to get even? And how can she be sure, after so many years, that she has found the right man?
Bent by Sean Mathias( Visual )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2019 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursued and captured by the Nazis because he is gay, Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish to avoid even worse persecution. There he meets another gay prisoner and learns a life-altering lesson about human love
Welcome to Sarajevo by Michael Winterbottom( Visual )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living on the edge amid the constant threat of attack, an offbeat band of TV 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
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Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.19 for Dancing at ... to 0.43 for The pillow ...)

Four Weddings and a Funeral
TrainspottingFour Weddings and a FuneralMy beautiful laundretteThe pillow bookBent
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Channel 4.

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Channel 4 Films (Firm)

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