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Films de la Pléiade (Firm)

Overview
Works: 64 works in 171 publications in 2 languages and 2,937 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Ethnographic films  New wave films  Documentary films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Short films  Documentary-style films 
Roles: Producer, prn, pmn
Classifications: PN1997,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Films de la Pléiade (Firm)
Tirez sur le pianiste Shoot the piano player by François Truffaut( Visual )

31 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in French and English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. Lena, a waitress at the bar, is in love with him. One of Charlie's brothers, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is being chased by two gangsters, Momo and Ernest. But Charlie's real name is Edouard Saroyan, who was once a virtuoso who gave up playing after his wife's suicide. Charlie now has to deal wih Chico, Ernest, Momo, Fido (his youngest brother who lives with him), and Lena. Charlie ends up stumbling into the criminal underworld and a whirlwind love affair
Vivre sa vie : film en douze tableaux by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

21 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in French and English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemplates the soul of a girl who leaves her husband and child to become a prostitute, then tries to quit because she falls in love
L'enfance nue Naked childhood by Maurice Pialat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

François Fournier is a troubled ten-year-old who has been in foster care since he was four. But his is a "temporary placement," meaning that his parents can come back for him any time. They never do. The story begins with François being shuffled from one foster home to another, as his insecurity leads him to engage in increasingly destructive behavior. He is placed with an older couple named Thierry, the newest addition to a ménage that includes Mrs. Thierry's mother, a very young girl, and a high-school age boy. They aren't afraid to share their lives with this new houseguest, and the impressionable boy seems to be settling down. For François, things just are what they are--and he's usually "temporary." A fascinating portrait of childhood, which is also an indictment of a failing social system
Les maîtres fous by Jean Rouch( Visual )

17 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and French and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film documents the annual ceremony of the Hauku cult, a religious movement which was widespread in Niger and Ghana from the 1920's to the 1950's
Jaguar by Jean Rouch( Visual )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in French and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Jean Rouch's classic ethnofictions, the film follows three young Songhay men from Niger-- Lam Ibrahim, Illo Goudel'ize, and the legendary performer Damouré Zika-- on a journey to the Gold Coast (modern day Ghana). Drawing from his own fieldwork on intra-African migration, the results of which he published in the 1956 book Migrations au Ghana, Rouch collaborated with his three subjects on an improvisational narrative. The four filmed the trip in mid-1950s, and reunited a few years later to record the sound, the participants remembering dialogue and making up commentary. The result is a playful film that finds three African men performing an ethnography of their own culture
La chasse au lion l'arc by Jean Rouch( Visual )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnographic study which follows an ill-fated band of Niger hunters from the elaborate preparations for lion hunting through the actual kill. Characterizes the hunters as a group apart from their kinsmen; describes the intricacies of brewing poison for the arrows and discusses the passion of the kill
Muriel, ou, Le temps d'un retour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in French and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A veteran of the French-Algerian war, Bernard was obliged to participate in the torture murder of Muriel, an Algerian girl accused of sabotage. He is no more successful at recapturing or altering his past than is his stepmother Helene (Delphine Seyrig), who attempts to rekindle a romance with Alphonse (Jean-Pierre Kerien). Practically everyone else in the cast follows the lead of the leads by dwelling on things past to the detriment of the present
Moi, un noir : (Treichville) by Jean Rouch( Visual )

5 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moi, un noir marked Jean Rouch's break with traditional ethnography and his embrace of the collaborative and improvisatory strategies he called 'shared ethnography' and 'ethnofiction.' The film depicts an ordinary week in the lives of men and women from Niger who have migrated to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, for work. After a short introduction by Rouch, 'Edward G. Robinson'--Omarou Ganda, who like the film's other subject-collaborators plays himself under the name of a Western movie star--takes over the film's narration, recreating dialogue and providing freewheeling commentary on his experiences. Robinson describes the bitter reality of life in Treichville, a poor inner suburb populated largely by migrants, and his work as a day laborer (bozori) in the ports ... Rouch's stylistic innovations here exerted a profound influence on the French New Wave, and his collaborative process helped bolster the national cinemas of West Africa"--Container
Jean Rouch Premier film : 1947-1991 by Jean Rouch( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents ten films by ethnologist Jean Rouch, along with interviews of the filmmaker, famous for his Niger-based films
Mammy water by Jean Rouch( Visual )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of a fishing village, Shama, Ghana, on the Gulf of Guinea, as filmed in 1953 and 1954. The success of the fishermen is governed by water spirits ("Mammy water") which are honored with ceremonies and offerings to the sea
Petit à petit by Jean Rouch( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic ethnofiction by Jean Rouch, one of the pivotal figures in the French New Wave and in the history of ethnographic cinema. An innovative semi-improvised feature film about young men from Niger exploring life in Paris and learning to appreciate traditional values back home. Like Jaguar, and starring the three main actors from that film, Petit à Petit is an exercise in what Rouch called ethno-fiction, an idiosyncratic blend of fiction and observational documentary
Charlotte et Véronique, ou, Tous les garçons sáppellent Patrick All boys are called Patrick by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

3 editions published between 1957 and 1984 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[1st work] Charlotte et Véronique : college roommates become acquainted with the same ardent Patrick on the same day in separate encounters. Each falls for his line and agrees to a later date with him. They do not realize they have dates with the same Patrick until later, when they see him giving another girl "the rush."--[2nd work] Les Mistons : focuses on the fantasies and exploits of five adolescent boys who become infatuated with, and try to win the attention of an older woman in love
Vivre sa vie Film en douze tableaux = My life to live : a film in twelve episodes( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Nana, a young mother who leaves her family behind to pursue an acting career, but instead slips into a life of prostitution on the streets of Paris
Jean Renoir La chienne ; On purge bébé ; Tire-au-flanc ; Catherine by Jean Renoir( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents four feature films directed by Jean Renoir. Includes documentaries about the director
La chasse au lion a la̓rc un film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnographic study which follows an ill-fated band of Niger hunters from the elaborate preparations for lion hunting through the actual kill. Characterizes the hunters as a group apart from their kinsmen; describes the intricacies of brewing poison for the arrows and discusses the passion of the kill
L'Amérique insolite by François Reichenbach( Visual )

3 editions published between 1958 and 1992 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godard/Truffaut shorts( Visual )

in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mischief makers in Les mistons, are five boys who spend a summer pursuing and harassing a young couple in love
Le temps du ghetto by Frédéric Rossif( Visual )

3 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avant leur entrée en Pologne, les Allemands imposent aux Juifs le port de l'étoile jaune et les enferment dans le ghetto de Varsovie. En juin 1943, des résistants juifs se révoltent et préfèrent mourir, les armes à la main, que de continuer à subir la politique d'extermination. Les Allemands ne laisseront du ghetto que du sang, des pierres et des cendres...Un documentaire bouleversant sur la Shoah et le ghetto de Varsovie, réalisé à partir de films tournés par les allemends et de témoignoiges de survivants
Pierre Braunberger présente Jean-Paul Belmondo et Anne Colette dans "Charlotte et son Jules" Charlotte und ihr Typ( Visual )

1 edition published in 1958 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte et son Jules : shot entirely in or from Godard's hotel room, Jules gives Charlotte a seemingly endless and self-indulgent tirade on her faults and his tribulations -- Terre sans pain : Luis Buñuel's surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote part of Spain that is ravaged by poverty
L'Amérique insolite l'Amérique vue par un Français( Visual )

in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travelogue of the United States through the eyes of French director, François Reichenbach
 
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Vivre sa vie : film en douze tableaux
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