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Facets Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,027 works in 1,848 publications in 11 languages and 52,653 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Documentary films  Made-for-TV movies  History  Historical films  Bible films  Television mini-series  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 by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Polish and English and held by 868 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 588 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
Heimat : a chronicle of Germany( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in German and English and held by 422 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 one family, initially peasant-farmers, in the fictitious village of Schachbach in the Rhineland. An extraordinary succession of mostly ordinary events and characters - history seen from ground level - vividly acted by a huge cast of both professional and nonprofessional actors
H.H. Holmes : America's first serial killer by John Borowski( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 402 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
Medea by Lars von Trier( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in Danish and held by 387 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 )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 356 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 tragic events
Tango our dance = Tango baile nuestro( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sensuality and stylized rituals adored by the inhabitants of Buenos Aires are captured in the complex art form of the tango. Jorge Zanada, the director, spent years researching the unique role of the tango in the national landscape, exploring the machismo and passion that feed the dance"--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 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlo Levi is a political exile banished to a village in Southern Italy in 1935 by Mussolini for his anti-fascist writings. It is the story of Levi's experiences in an alien world of poverty and quiet despair, where he discovers that human values are stronger than values of the state
Edgar Reitz's Heimat II : chronicle of a generation by Edgar Reitz( Visual )

6 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in Russian and Armenian and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered by many the finest screen adaption of Shakespeare's greatest work, Grigori Kozintsev's Hamlet is a spare, haunting interpretation based on a transaltion by novelist Boris Pasternak."--Container
Chahār shanbah sūrī = [Fireworks Wednesday] by Aṣghar Farhādī( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Persian and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Academy Award winning director of A Separation and About Elly, Asghar Farhadi’s FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY is a dramatic story of marital intrigue and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Persian New Year.. Rouhi, a young bride-to-be, is hired as a housemaid for an affluent family in Tehran. Upon arriving she is immediately thrust into an explosive domestic conflict. The wife, Mojdeh, is convinced her husband is having an affair with a recently divorced woman living next door and enlists Rouhi as a spy, to follow her husband, and confirm her suspicions. What Rouhi discovers threatens not only the couple’s marriage but her own hopes for a happy future.. Nominated for the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival.. "Mournful, enigmatic and compulsively engrossing, FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY gives viewers a chance to watch a master at work - before he was acknowledged as a master." - Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
Korolʹ Lir = King Lear by Grigoriĭ Mikhaĭlovich Kozint︠s︡ev( Visual )

11 editions published in 2007 in Russian and English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Learś attempt to divide his kingdom among his three daughters leads to great tragedy
La planète sauvage = Fantastic Planet by René Laloux( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 310 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 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes 15 of Melies' short films
Architectures 2 by Frédéric Compain( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 306 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
Tre fratelli = Three brothers by Francesco Rosi( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Italian and held by 302 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 295 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
Brook by Brook, an intimate portrait ; The tragedy of Hamlet( Visual )

4 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
Werckmeister harmóniák = Werckmeister harmonies by Béla Tarr( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Hungarian and held by 290 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
Deutschland bleich Mutter = Germany, pale mother( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 290 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
 
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