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Facets Video (Firm)

Works: 1,270 works in 2,366 publications in 10 languages and 51,415 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Documentary films  History  War films  Nonfiction films  Romance films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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 641 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 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the tragic true story of Buenos Aires socialite Camila O'Gorman, who falls in love with, and runs away with, a young Jesuit priest, Uladislao Gutiérrez
Medea by Lars von Trier( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in Danish and held by 405 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."
La casa de Bernarda Alba by Mario Camus( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 368 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
H.H. Holmes : America's first serial killer by John Borowski( Visual )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 362 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
Korolʹ Lir = King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

8 editions published in 2007 in Russian and English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home use only
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 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation
Heimat : a chronicle of Germany( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 329 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 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sensuality and stylized ritual of the tango are captured in this illuminating documentary. Director Jorge Zanada spent years researching and recording the tango's place in Argentine culture and exploring the machismo that drives the dance. Most riveting are the milongueros - the amateur dancers who preserve the pure, traditional steps. Their intimate stories about their personal experiences reveal the intensity that feed their individual tango styles. Numerous tango aficionados, including actors Robert Duvall and Juan Carlos Copes (star of Broadway's Tango Argentino), make special appearances."--Container
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 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death
Méliès le cinémagicien( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une séance Méliès: 15 short films of George Méliès, introduced by his grandaughter in front of an audience
Werckmeister harmóniák = Werckmeister harmonies by Béla Tarr( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Hungarian and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A circus arrives in a small village in Hungary. Instead of exotic animals and acrobats, it features jars of medical anomalies. It creates tension in the village as a shadowy figure incites violence among its inhabitants
La planète sauvage by René Laloux( Visual )

8 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this animated sci-fi masterpiece tiny humanoid creatures called Oms living on distant planet live in fear of the Draags, blue-skinned, red-eyed creatures standing over 40 feet tall. When a Draag child casually kills a human mother with a flick of her finger, she makes amends by adopting the dead woman's child as a pet. However, the new pet quickly figures out the secret of Draag brainpower and escapes to share his knowledge with a band of humans. Together, the humans make plans to bring down the reign of the Draags
Tre fratelli = Three brothers by Francesco Rosi( Visual )

9 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three brothers who have gone separate ways return to their family home in the Italian countryside
Deutschland, bleiche Mutter = Germany, pale mother( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 291 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
Aventurera by Alberto Gout( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left alone after her mother runs off with another man and her father shoots himself, Elena attempts to make a new life for herself in Juarez but is drugged, seduced, and forced to work as a dancer and call girl in a nightclub. She soon rises to stardom as a dancer, but still plots revenge and escape
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 279 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
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
Architectures 2 by Frédéric Compain( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 275 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
Nimā-yi nazdīk.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Persian and held by 274 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
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