Most widely held works by Films Ariane
Nuovo cinema paradiso ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in Italian and held by 1,175 libraries worldwide
A filmmaker returns to his Sicilian hometown for the first time in thirty years and looks back on his life. As a young boy he was befriended by the projectionist at the movie theater, the Cinema Paradiso. As he grew up, he learned to love films, and was encouraged by his good friend to pursue his dream of one day making movies.
The name of the rose ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 1,085 libraries worldwide
One monk has fallen from a tower, another is found head-first in a vat of pigs' blood. Visiting Brother Sean Connery, investigating the deaths, discovers a secret library containing rare books considered lost to the world and dangerous to the Catholic faith. He must find the connection between the hidden literature and the killings before innocent people are burned at the stake.
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 765 libraries worldwide
A young boy in a small Italian village is befriended by the projectionist at the movie theater, the Cinema Paradiso. As he grows up he learns to love films, and is encouraged by his good friend to pursue his dream of one day making movies.
Impromptu ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 658 libraries worldwide
Brazenly forward George Sand and frail, romantic Frederic Chopin are drawn together as lovers by an unnerving bond that cannot be broken despite the best efforts of those around them to keep them apart.
Sarafina ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
In a world where truth is forbidden, an inspiring teacher dares to instill in her students lessons not found in schoolbooks. In doing so, she challenges their freedom and hers.
Fanfan la Tulipe ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 241 libraries worldwide
Charming rogue Fanfan flits from one adventure to the other after evading marriage by joining the army in the midst of the Seven Years' War. He's motivated less by patriotism than by a consultation with Adeline, a voluptuous phony fortuneteller who promises that he will find glory in the army, even win the hand of King Louis XV's daughter. Herself the daughter of a recruiting sergeant, Adeline is a charlatan, but the irrepressible Fanfan sets about fulfilling his "destiny," even as his would-be soothsayer finds herself falling in love with him. Flirting and fighting, trouble reliably finds Fanfan, who just as reliably evades it.
Stanno tutti bene Everybody's fine ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1992 in Italian and held by 212 libraries worldwide
A retired Sicilian bureaucrat who has seen the best and the brightest - including his own five children - leave his island for success on the Italian mainland is determined to reunite the family. He travels to Italy to surprise his children but is forced to realize that his children are hiding a wrenching family secret.
Get out your handkerchiefs ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in French and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Comedy in which Freud's question "What is it that women want?" is elaborated until the answer -- she knows it when she finds it -- is discovered.
Pauline a la plage Pauline at the beach ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in French and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Teenager Pauline spends a summer on the Normandy coast with her aunt Marion, where both become involved in complicated (and intersecting) romantic relationships.
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 135 libraries worldwide
A young boy in a small Italian village is befriended by the projectionist at the movie theater, the Cinema Paradiso. As the boy grows up, he learns to love films, and is encouraged by his good friend to pursue his dream of one day making movies.
Les nuits de la pleine lune Full moon in Paris ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in French and held by 131 libraries worldwide
A young woman in Paris moves out on her lover in order to experience freedom and finds it brings only misery.
La balance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 124 libraries worldwide
When a police informant is gunned down, a determined vice cop must recruit a new stool pigeon--one that can finally take down the unassailable mob boss. The line between the cops and gangsters becomes blurred as Dédé, a charismatic pimp, is forced to 'rat out' his former boss and nemesis, the elusive Massina.
La vie est un roman ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in French and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Divided into three narratives. First section is set around the first decade of the twentieth century in the Ardennes, where Count Forbeck unveils his architect's design for a utopian city. In a modern day mirroring of the first story, a group of professors now inhabiting Forbeck's castle seek a new form of education through the use of the imagination, under the guidance of a guru named Guarini. The last segment depicts a Wagnerian fantasy landscape of kings and dragons, which arises from the imagination of the children of some of the professors at the school.
L'amour à mort ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 80 libraries worldwide
"Elisabeth and Simon have been together as a couple for only a few months when Simon dies. To everyone's surprise he revives after a few minutes and appears to be quite healthy again. The couple's relationship appears to become more intense, but Simon is unable to come to terms with his near-death experience, feeling an irresistible desire to withdraw from life. Their friends Judith and Jérôme, a married couple of Protestant pastors, try to rationalise how Simon and Elisabeth must feel, offering guidance and consolation through theological and philosophical discussions, but the couple are beyond the reach of human understanding or explanation, and the pervasive and persuasive music of 'the other,' of a love beyond death, exerts an irresistible attraction."--www.dvdtimes.co.uk.
Royal deceit ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
"A young prince, after discovering that his father has been murdered, vows to avenge the death and regain the crown. Plotting his revenge, he cleverly bides his time ... waiting and watching -- and hoping -- for the precise moment to execute the deadly plan!"--Container.
La chamade Heartbeat ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Story of a young woman who is a wealthy man's mistress and a poor man's lover.
Full moon in Paris Les Nuits de la pleine lune ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 62 libraries worldwide
A young woman moves out on her devoted lover to take her own apartment in Paris and "experience loneliness." Instead, she finds her desire for social liberation leads to complication and heartbreak.
La Balance ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in French and English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
The special French police force, the Territorial Brigade, needs an informer after the murder of one of their own. They put the squeeze on Dédé, a pimp, and Nicole, his girlfriend.
Voyou ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Simon, an unrepentant crook, has escaped from prison and hopes to be able to reclaim the $1,000,000 ransom money from the kidnapping that had landed him in jail and to elude recapture.
Cartouche ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in French and held by 60 libraries worldwide
The exploits of Cartouche, an eighteenth-century swordsman, and his band who steal things from the rich and give them to the poor. Earning the sympathies of the people and the love of the beautiful bandit Venus, he must escape the traps set for him by the police.
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