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Como Films

Overview
Works: 27 works in 111 publications in 2 languages and 3,905 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Short films  History  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Experimental films  Internet videos  New wave films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Como Films
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

20 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in French and English and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Called the greatest film of all time by director Francois Truffaut, this legendary documentary from 1955, was directed by Alain Resnais, one of the pivotal figures in the 'New Wave' that revolutionised French cinema in the 1950s. Though only thirty minutes in length, the film is devastating in its impact. Night and Fog refers to the arrival of prisoners in Auschwitz under the cover of darkness and also the ultimate failure of the Nazis at Nuremberg to take responsibility for it. Written by Jean Cayrol, a holocaust survivor, and poetically narrated by Michel Bouquet, its gruesome images seem like a surreal nightmare."--Kanopy
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love( Visual )

7 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Japanese architect and a French actress engage in a brief intense affair in Hiroshima in 1959. Both deal with their personal memories of World War II--he by articulating his firsthand experience with nuclear disaster, she by remembering her traumatic affair with a German soldier
L'Année dernière a Marienbad( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toute la mémoire du monde: "A poetic piece about the French national library in Paris and the archiving of memory that looks forward to his later films."--Disc menu
Hiroshima mon amour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in French and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1959, a French actress and a Japanese architect engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming mutual fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering
Nuit et brouillard by Alain Resnais( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, this piece documents the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust, the film contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps' quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage
Hiroshima, mon amour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

23 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in French and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A French actress (Emmanuele Riva) and a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering. ... Delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish, in this moody masterwork"--DVD sleeve
Trans-Europ-Express by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about drug smuggling is being made on a train traveling across Europe. One of the passengers, a womanizer, is having trouble deciding what is reality and what is the film-making process
Nuit et brouillard Night and fog( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the 1956 documentary in which Alain Resnais visits the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek, and compares them with wartime footage of the horrors of the Holocaust
L'immortelle by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N, a Frenchman traveling in Istanbul, meets a beautiful, secretive woman who may or may not be involved in a ring dealing in kidnapped women being used as prostitutes. After several days of their sadly passionate relationship she disappears, leaving N to retrace their steps throughout the city and interrogate several people they came into contact with. He finds her again and then she suddenly dies in a fatal car wreck, leading N to retrace his steps again, unable to decide if he caused her death or whether or not she was real in the first place
Hiroshima mon amour( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the filming of an anti-war film in Japan, a French actress falls in love with a Japanese architect. While sharing an intimate relationship, they also begin sharing the memories of a war experienced at opposite sides of the world
Night and fog( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film on the German concentration camps of the Nazi era
Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissioned by the Comite d'Histoire de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the liberation of the German concentration camps, this famous documentary presents a shattering, but unsensational picture of the camp at Auschwitz. The factual archival footage used is contained within a poetic narrative written by novelist Jean Cayrol, whose commentary centres on the contrast between the camp's wartime horrors and the deceptive peacefulness ten years later. By evoking past and present, the film raises its fundamental message: the collective responsibility of mankind to ensure the prevention of similar holocausts. Awards: Jean Vigo Award 1956
L'année dernière à Marienbad = Last year at Marienbad by Alain Resnais( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toute la mémoire du monde: "A poetic piece about the French national library in Paris and the archiving of memory that looks forward to his later films."--Disc menu
Nuit et brouillard by Alain Resnais( Visual )

5 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the concentration camp at Auschwitz, contrasted with the peaceful surroundings ten years after its disbandment. [Halliwell's]
L'éden et après by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A group of bored students are wiling away the hours at a club called "Eden", doing silly things like staging pseudo Russian roulette encounters, when suddenly they meet up with a mysterious stranger who offers them a way out of their boredom, with descriptions of Africa and a powder called something like "powder of fear". The leader of the gang (the quite lovely Catherine Jourdan) takes the powder, and the rest of the movie might be interpreted as her hallucination: rampant s & m imagery, tribal dances in the Middle East, her friends now seen as enemies, and a decrepit factory belching out odd effluent."--IMDB, viewed May 3, 2010
N. a pris les dés-- by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reworking of Robbe-Grillet's film L'Eden et après. Scenes from the 1970 film were combined with additional footage. In this version the story is told from the point of view of the male protagonist, who becomes the voiceover narration, rather than the female protagonist, Violette
Courts metrages turcs by Maurice Pialat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pehlivan : "Un championnat de lutte traditionnelle avec des hommes enduits de graisse et des danseuses du ventre."--Site Gaumont, consulté le 16 octobre 2015
L'Année dernière a Marienbad by Alain Resnais( Visual )

1 edition published in 1961 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a baroque palace surrounded by formal gardens, the film features a beautiful woman implicated in a triangular romantic relationship
Symphonie mécanique un "essai musical( Visual )

2 editions published in 1955 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantaisie musicale libre sur les rythmes mécaniques de la vie industrielle moderne. Musique originale de Pierre Boulez
L'Homme qui ment by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction. Drame. "Boris arrive dans un village, et se prétend l'ami d'un résistant disparu. Mais, au gré de ses conversations, notamment avec trois femmes énigmatiques qui ont bien connu le maquisard, ses descriptions du personnage se contredisent"--[allocine.com]. Avec Jean-Louis Trintigant, Sylvie Bréal, Zuzana Kocúriková, Dominique Prado, Catherine Robbe-Grillet, Sylvia Turbová, Ivan Mistrík, Dušan Blaškovič, Jozef Króner
 
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Languages
French (97)

English (6)