WorldCat Identities

MK2 Productions

Overview
Works: 458 works in 1,423 publications in 6 languages and 35,030 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Silent films  Historical films  Biographical films  War films  Romance films  Personal narratives 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by MK2 Productions
Trois couleurs. Three colors. Red by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

84 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First part of Kieslowski's trilogy on France's national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. A young woman is left devastated by the unexpected death of her husband and child. She retreats from the world around her, but is soon reluctantly drawn into an ever-widening web of lies and passion as the dark, secret life of her husband begins to unravel
Modern times by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

26 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An imaginative, often slapstick satire on the alienating and disruptive effects of mass production and automation. Charlie Chaplin, in his last portrayal of his famous character the Tramp, goes from a factory worker to jailbird to night watchman to singing waiter, beset on all fronts by bad luck, misunderstandings, and unfortunate circumstances beyond his control. Befriended only by a lovely but wild street waif, he labors against all odds to make a life for himself. Primarily a silent film with music, sound effects, and some spoken and sung dialogue
City lights : a comedy romance in pantomime by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

22 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Résumé: Comédie sentimentale. Un vagabond reçoit d'un millionnaire, à qui il a sauvé la vie, l'argent nécessaire à une opération pour une jeune amie aveugle. [(c) Médiafilm]. Contient, entre autres, plusieurs courts métrages sur la réalisation de ce film et une galerie de photos. [SDM]
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( Visual )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Bovary is a woman possessed by a burning hunger for life and love--and a passion that can never be fulfilled. Feeling trapped in a loveless marriage, Emma indulges herself in a lifestyle of reckless overspending and a series of shocking affairs which threaten to destroy her and everyone around her
The great dictator by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

18 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans les années 1930, la Tomagne est sous le contrôle du dictateur Adenold Hynkel qui rêve de domination mondiale. Dans le quartier juif de la capitale vit un barbier qui ressemble comme un frère au dictateur. Grâce au fait que, pendant la guerre, il a sauvé la vie à un aviateur devenu depuis un des hommes importants du régime, le barbier est pour un temps à l'abri des persécutions, mais il est enfermé dans un camp de concentration lorsque son protecteur tombe en disgrâce. Les deux hommes arrivent à s'évader et le jeu des circonstances amène le barbier à être pris pour le dictateur et à prononcer un discours à sa place. Le matériel additionnel contient un documentaire "The tramp and the dictator" qui établit un parallèle entre les vies de Chaplin et d'Adolf Hitler, un court métrage sur les coulisses du tournage et "Charlie the Barber" (1919), un court métrage de Charlie Chaplin qui lui a inspiré son chef-d'oeuvre de 1940
Au revoir les enfants by Louis Malle( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in French and English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during World War II, a French boy at a Catholic boarding school befriends a new student and discovers that the school officials are hiding him from the Nazis because he is Jewish
Copie conforme by Abbas Kiarostami( Visual )

30 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper
The Pianist by Roman Polanski( Visual )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in French and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Erika, a middle-aged classical piano instructor who is trapped between her rigid passion for music and her suffocating home life. She escapes her life with nightly voyeuristic wanderings and self-inflicted masochistic experiments
Chocolat by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in French and English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman returns to Cameroon to trace her past. Soon the sights, sounds and smells sweep her back to her childhood and memories of the people who populated her youth
L'heure d'été = Summer hours by Olivier Assayas( Visual )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in French and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After their mother dies, three siblings must sift through the past and decide what to do with the country home and items she has left for them
On the road by Walter Salles( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling cross-country, young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly
La double vie de Veronique = The double life of Véronique by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Polish and French and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weronika is a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, is a French music teacher. Though they are unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic, purely emotional bond. The two were born on the same day and each senses that somewhere there exists another person with whom their lives are intertwined
Monsieur Verdoux : a comedy of murders by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

13 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin is a twentieth-century Bluebeard, an enigmatic family man who goes to extreme lengths to support his wife and child, attempting to bump off a series of wealthy widows
Merci pour le chocolat = Nightcap by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in French and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claude Chabrol's taut thriller stars Isabelle Huppert as the villainous spider at the centre of an intricate and murderous web of deception. Huppert plays Mika, wife of celebrated pianist Andre Polonski (Jacques Dutronc) and stepmother to his son, Guillaume, whose mother died in a car wreck on his sixth birthday. Their lives are interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Jeanne (Anna Mouglalis), a young woman who has learned that she was almost switched at birth with Guillaume whilst in hospital. Also a pianist, Jeanne harbors a suspicion that she may be Andre's daughter. Andre undertakes to continue her piano tuition, but, on entering the Polonski family, Jeanne begins to notice the icily controlled Mika behaving strangely. Her suspicions aroused, Jeanne begins the dangerous task of unraveling Mika's dark past of secrets and lies
Le dernier métro = The last metro by François Truffaut( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in French and English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Nazi-occupied Paris, a Jewish director is forced to hide in the basement of his theatre while his wife stars in its latest production
Bad ma ra khahad bord = The wind will carry us by Abbas Kiarostami( Visual )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in Persian and English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A city engineer and his (unseen) colleagues travel to a remote village, apparently to await the death of an old woman there. During his stay he encounters various characters and befriends a young boy, who feeds him bread and information
Une affaire de femmes = Story of women by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in French and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To survive Nazi-occupied 1940's France, Marie turns to illegally aborting pregnancies for a hefty fee. As her income increases, Marie moves her family to a posh apartment. Completely seduced by her lifestyle, Marie ignores her shell-shocked husband Paul. Things take a disastrous turn after one of Marie's "customers" dies and her husband turns her over to the authorities. Inspired by the real-life of Marie-Louise Girard, who was executed in 1943 by the Vichy Government, who'd declared abortion as a Crime Against the State because it diminished the number of potential soldiers
Paranoid Park by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a young skateboarder accidentally kills a security guard in self-defense with his skateboard at Paranoid Park, he falls into a world of crime, guilt, and fear. He desperately attempts to get out as the investigation into the crime deepens
The kid by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una mujer londinense, sumamente pobre, se ve en la necesidad de abandonar a su hijo en una casa de millonarios, aunque por una serie de circunstancias el niño terminará siendo cuidado por un vagabundo que se convierte así en su padre. Cinco años después, y con la madre convertida en una popular cantante, el destino tratará de separarlos
The gold rush by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Chaplin (the Little Tramp) prospects for gold, gets involved with a dance hall girl, and deals with a burly competitor during the Yukon gold rush
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
City lights : a comedy romance in pantomime
Alternative Names
Marin Karmitz - MK2.

MK2 diffusion

MK2 (Firm)

MK2 Paryż.

MK2 productions

MK2 SA

MK2 TV

Languages
French (248)

English (108)

Persian (17)

Polish (12)

Italian (3)

Spanish (1)

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City lights : a comedy romance in pantomimeMadame BovaryChocolatL'heure d'été = Summer hoursBad ma ra khahad bord = The wind will carry usThe gold rush