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Facets Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,021 works in 1,823 publications in 11 languages and 53,096 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  History  Biographical films  Made-for-TV movies  Historical films  Bible films  Television mini-series  Nonfiction 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 by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Polish and English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 10 short films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex. The themes are the universal ones of love, marriage, infidelity, parenthood, guilt, faith and compassion and focus on the complexities of human relationships
Camila by Maria Luisa Bemberg( Visual )

5 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 592 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
Heimat : a chronicle of Germany by Edgar Reitz( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in German and English and held by 426 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
H.H. Holmes : America's first serial killer by John Borowski( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 408 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 manhunt to find him, and finally to his incarceration and execution
Medea by Lars von Trier( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in Danish and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea seeks vengeance against Jason after he betrays her in a search for the golden fleece
La casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 364 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
Tango our dance = Tango baile nuestro( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 355 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
Cristo si è fermato a Eboli = Christ stopped at Eboli by Francesco Rosi( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Italian and held by 342 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
Edgar Reitz's Heimat II : chronicle of a generation by Edgar Reitz( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in German and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in 1960, Hermann Simon leaves his village of Schabbach to settle in Munich. Over the next ten years, Hermann becomes a talented musician, falls in love with an enigmatic cellist, struggles as an acclaimed avant-garde musician, and marries the girl next door
Chahār shanbah sūrī = [Fireworks Wednesday] by Aṣghar Farhādī( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Persian and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All of Tehran is preparing to celebrate the traditional New Year with the festival of fire, which falls on the last Tuesday night before the official New Year begins. A young woman named Rouhi is employed by a young couple to clean their house. Sweet and naive, Rouhi is engaged to be married, but her innocence is shattered when she finds her employers' household in crisis over accusations of infidelity
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in Russian and Armenian and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered by many the finest screen adaptation of Shakespeare's greatest work, Grigori Kozintsev's HAMLET is a spare, haunting interpretation based on a translation by novelist Boris Pasternak. The malevolence afoot in the state of Denmark is magnificently captured by the foreboding black and white cinematography and the dark, dramatic score by composer Dmitri Shostakovich. In addition, acclaimed Russian actors Innokenti Smoktunovsky and Anastasia Vertinskaya offer stellar, award-winning performances. Kozintsev, a peer of Eisenstein's who worked well into the 1960s, was a master of cinematic technique who finally achieved recognition at the end of his career for his stunning interpretations of Shakespeare. Leading film historian Richard Dyer wrote in the Boston Globe: 'Paradoxically, the two most powerful films of Shakespeare plays [HAMLET and KING LEAR] were made not in Great Britain but in the Soviet Union.'"--Editorial review, Amazon.com
Korolʹ Lir = King Lear by Grigoriĭ Mikhaĭlovich Kozint︠s︡ev( Visual )

10 editions published in 2007 in Russian and English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Learś attempt to divide his kingdom among his three daughters leads to great tragedy
Architectures 2 by Frédéric Compain( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 309 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
La planète sauvage = Fantastic Planet by René Laloux( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantastic Planet is a surrealist story based on the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. Set in a far distant world human beings or "Oms" have been domesticated by the gigantic Draags. Wild Oms however are a problem and are exterminated by the dozen. One domesticated om Terr is able to escape his masters with a headset that puts information directly into the brain. Armed now with the Draags technology he leads the Oms in an attempt to make life better for them
Méliès le cinémagicien by Georges Méliès( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes 15 of Melies' short films
Tre fratelli = Three brothers by Francesco Rosi( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Italian and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three brothers are summoned home by their father and face a shattering experience
Aventurera by Alberto Gout( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 294 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
Werckmeister harmóniák = Werckmeister harmonies by Béla Tarr( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Hungarian and held by 292 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
Brook by Brook, an intimate portrait The tragedy of Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brook by Brook: A revealing film about Peter Brook made by his son, Simon, offering a privileged view into Brook's family, theater, and films in a collective father-son journey that is personal and moving
White king, red rubber, black death( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denounced by the Belgian government, this documentary uses dramatic reenactments and interviews with historians to describe how King Leopold II of Belgium was directly responsible for the death of 10 million native inhabitants of the Congo Free State during the period of 1885 and 1908 and the mutilation of countless others while using the Congo as his private colony. Under his military control, the Congo became a forced labor camp of shocking brutality and torture while exporting rubber for the king's personal coffers. It is believed to be the impetus for the first Human Rights movement based on the cruelty and mass murders during Leopold's reign of terror
 
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