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Pathé Distribution Limited

Overview
Works: 339 works in 589 publications in 3 languages and 31,584 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Animated films  Survival films  Romance films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Pathé Distribution Limited
The Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen begins with a familiar epigraph "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown"--Henry IV, Part II. The action of the film takes place during the week following the death, on August 31, 1997 of Diana, Princess of Wales. One of its accomplishments, courtesy of adroit use of newsreel and other contemporary footage, is to remind viewers of the deep sadness that surrounded that event. It is also about the divergent and potentially ruinous ways the monarch and Prime Minister Tony Blair responded to the resulting torrent of national grief
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 2,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship."--Container
The Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world
127 Hours by James Franco( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 2,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 2003 Aron Ralston, a 27-year-old hiker, fell and was trapped in a narrow crevasse, his right arm wedged against the rock wall by a boulder. He had gone to Bluejohn Canyon, Utah for a rock-climbing weekend alone. Not telling anyone where he was going and finding himself stuck, he knows he can't expect anyone to come to his rescue. As a trained engineer and a skilled, albeit somewhat careless, outdoorsman, he understands his predicament as a practical challenge, a technical problem
Suffragette by Sarah Gavron( Visual )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life
Mandela : long walk to freedom by Idris Elba( Visual )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa
The duchess by Saul Dibb( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story it is, in its way, a horror story, this portrait of a dazzling young woman at the mercy of the misfortunes of love and the inequalities of the age in which she lived. Married off as an innocent 17-year-old to a much older man, his only interest in the match is her ability to produce a male heir. Installed within the gilded cage of marriage, she discovers he expresses more affection for his dogs than for her. When the first child is female, he takes a mistress and ignores her, until she finds true love--insisting on his lordly right to thwart her. Although she fights hard for her own piece of happiness, eventually, she has to make a choice many, many women will recognize
Florence Foster Jenkins by Stephen Frears( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York socialite dreams of becoming a great opera singer. While the voice she hears in her head is beautiful, to everyone else it is hilariously awful. Her husband and biggest fan, St. Clair Bayfield is determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence stages a huge concert at Carnegie Hall, he faces his greatest challenge to make sure her performance is a rousing success
Chicken run by Peter Lord( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trapped behind barbed wire, fearing for their very lives, Ginger, Bunty, Babs and Fowler are chickens with a mission. When an all-American rooster named Rocky lands in the farm, Ginger sees her chance - these chickens won't cross the road, they'll fly the coop! Together they engage in a daring and spectacular escape
Bright star by Jane Campion( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth century poet John Keats and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, started out as unlikely lovers who were totally at odds with each other. However, when Brawne offers to help Keats nurse his seriously ill brother, the two soon became involved in an unstoppable romance that only his untimely death at age 25 could bring to a shattering end
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1920's Ireland, two brothers join guerrilla squads fighting British soldiers for Ireland's independence
Pride by Matthew Warchus( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on an incredible true story, Pride is a film about two seemingly opposite communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership. Set during the Thatcher era, the Welsh mining community struggle to make ends meet during the 1984 miners' strike. In London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decide to raise money for the miners in solidarity. The group call themselves 'LGSM' - Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners - and approach the Union of Mineworkers to pledge their support. But there is a problem - the Union seems unwilling to accept their help. Undeterred, the LGSM members single out a small mining village to make their donation in person. A terrific ensemble cast ... portray the real people who stood up and fought for their place in society. A rousing British crowd-pleaser in the spirit of Billy Elliot and The Full Monty, Pride is a funny, affecting and truly inspiring film."--Container
The bling ring by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on real events, the story of a group of celebrity-obsessed teens who rob the homes of their idols in order to emulate their lifestyles. Bored living a life of relative obscurity in L.A., high school friends Nicki (Emma Watson), Marc (Israel Broussard), Rebecca (Katie Chang), Chloe (Claire Julien) and Sam (Taissa Farmiga) decide to grab their own slice of the high life by breaking into the homes of the rich and famous. But as the group become flushed with success after amassing ever more sizeable hauls, their continuing hunger for designer labels, coupled with feelings of invincibility, inevitably sets them on a collision course with the authorities
Somewhere by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) es un actor de gran éxito cuya vida de excesos y lujo cambia por completo cuando, sin previo aviso, se presenta su hija de once años (Elle Fanning), fruto de un matrimonio fracasado
The little stranger( Visual )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Dr. Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants, a mother, son and daughter, are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely the family's story is about to become entwined with his own
Five minutes of heaven by Oliver Hirschbiegel( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1975, 11-year-old Catholic Joe Griffin witnessed the killing of his brother by a young Ulster Volunteer Force member, Alistair Little. The murder changed their lives forever. Working closely with both men, screenwriter Guy Hibbert creates a unique and compelling film that moves from a powerful re-enactment of these tragic events to a fictional interpretation of what might happen should these two men ever come face to face."--Container
La fille du puisatier = The well-digger's daughter by Daniel Auteuil( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En coupant à travers champs pour aller porter le déjeuner à son père, Patricia rencontre Jacques. Elle a dix-huit ans, il en a vingt-six. Elle est jolie, avec des manières fines de demoiselle ; il est pilote de chasse et beau garçon. Un peu de clair de lune fera le reste à leur seconde rencontre. Il n'y aura pas de troisième rendez-vous : Jacques est envoyé au front. Patricia attendra un enfant de cette rencontre. Les riches parents du garçon crieront au chantage, Patricia et son père, le puisatier, auront seuls la joie d'accueillir l'enfant. Une joie que les Mazel leur envieront bientôt et chercheront à partager, car Jacques est porté disparu..."--
Un cœur en hiver = A heart in winter by Claude Sautet( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in French and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camille, a concert violinist, becomes intrigued by her lover's business partner, Stephane. She interprets his distance as a sign of intellectual seduction. The love triangle that develops reveals the complexity and imperfection of the three characters. Camille is betrayed by a man whose heart is hopelessly locked in a winter of its own creation
Le goût des autres = The taste of others by Agnès Jaoui( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in French and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from France. Comedy. A rich businessman develops a taste for art and culture when he falls for his English teacher, an actress
Le vieil homme et l'enfant = The two of us = The old man and the boy by Claude Berri( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Claude Berri's introduction on the title screens reads "This film is a true story but seen through the imagination a child particularly sensitive to the tragic events which surrounded him in occupied France. The warm affection of this family of good people who took him in nevertheless leaves him with a certain poetic nostalgia for this time and a deep gratitude toward them." This film is his re-telling and re-creation of the life of a small Jewish boy from in Nazi-occupied Paris, sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France's liberation. Forced to hide his identity, eight-year-old Claude bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa, who improbably becomes his friend and confidant
 
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