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AMLF (Firm)

Works: 30 works in 56 publications in 3 languages and 1,368 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biographical films  Historical films  Swashbuckler films  Comedy films  Romance films  War films  Crime films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by AMLF (Firm)
La reine Margot = Queen Margot by Patrice Chéreau( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in French and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrown into a political marriage of convenience by her ruthlessly power-hungry family, the beautiful Margot soon finds herself hopelessly drawn into their murderous affairs. It's then she realizes her only hope for escape lies somewhere between the heroic soldier who loves her and the enemy husband who could save her!
Le Bossu by Philippe de Broca( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lagadere, a superb swordsman, vows to avenge the murder of his dashing friend, the Duke of Nevers. He is left to raise the Duke's daughter as his own and to restore her inheritance
Germinal by Claude Berri( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in French and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's mid 19th century, northern France. The story of the residents of a coal mining town, who are exploited by the mine's owner. One day they decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
French twist = French twist by Josiane Balasko( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in French and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suburban housewife Loli is furious when she discovers her husband has been cheating on her for years. When the van of a tough-talking, tender-hearted lesbian named Marijo breaks down in front of Loli's house, things take an unusual turn
Same old song = on connaît la chanson by Alain Resnais( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Parisian sisters are caught in a web of dysfunctional relationships and romantic confusion. Odile, an upper-class wife and businesswoman, finds an escape from her submissive husband Claude when her old flame Nicholas unexpectedly returns. Camille, a naive tour guide, falls for the slimy, young realtor Marc, while overlooking Simon, a caring older man with a passion for history
Le bal by Ettore Scola( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an ensemble cast set in a Parisian dance hall where stories are communicated with dance and music throughout five decades of French history. The film is done in pantomime, without dialogue. The music and dance illustrate key moments in French social history
Le Crabe-tambour = Drummer-crab by Pierre Schoendoerffer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two French navy men reminisce about their separate war experiences with a third man. They hope to be able to find him at sea and make up for disloyalties in the past. The story shows naval officers torn by conflicts of friendship, honor, loyalty and a nostalgia for France's colonial past
Lucie Aubrac by Claude Berri( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the French Resistance, Lucie, a courageous wife, struggles to save her husband, Raymond Samuel, from a firing squad. He was arrested after blowing up a train during the war. Lucie is also a freedom fighter who goes by the moniker of Aubrac. She helps free Raymond by directly threatening a prosecutor. After his release, Raymond is given a new identity and sent to continue the fight in the North. Unfortunately, he is again arrested. This time he is given the death penalty. While he awaits his sentence in jail, Lucie tries to trick the Gestapo into giving other Resistance members the chance to save Raymond
Jacquot de Nantes by Agnès Varda( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the story of a child and his obsession of pursuing his dream to become a filmmaker. How he buys his first camera, shoots his first amateur film, which marks the beginning of one of the most prestigious careers of any French director, Jacques Demy. The story is told with emotion by Agnès Varda, who shared his life for years"--From container
Tatie Danielle = Auntie Danielle by Etienne Chatiliez( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cantankerous, demanding, manipulative malcontent who must be waited on hand and foot methodically torments everyone around her in this biting comedy about not aging gracefully. When she moves in with her great nephew, it doesn't take long for the entire household to realize that taking in Auntie Danielle was a big mistake
Germinal : d'aprés le roman d'Emile Zola by Claude Berri( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a coal mining town in northern France during the mid-19th century. The coal miners go on strike against the exploitive mine owner, then the authorities repress them. The strike destroys one family, yet plants the seeds of change for future generations
The outsider by Tony Luraschi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disillusioned by his experience in Vietnam, an Irish-American moves to Ireland and joins the IRA. Craig Wasson stars as Michael Flaherty, a young man looking for something to believe in after his time in Vietnam. An American by birth, Michael grow up hearing tales from his Irish grandfather about Ireland. Inspired by the Irish Republican Army's cause of an unified Ireland free from British rule, Michael volunteers to be a member. He's a stranger in a strange world, an American in Ireland fighting for the IRA. Michael is an enthusiastic true believer in their cause. Most of the Irish view him with suspicion and mistrust him as an American. When it becomes politically expedient for them, the IRA's leadership decides they can use Michael's status as an American in Belfast for their own gain. A powder keg fraught with peril in Northern Ireland, he's welcomed into the local IRA group. What Michael doesn't know is that he's a mere pawn. His life is meaningless to them as a naive American
La Petite voleuse = The little thief by Claude Miller( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1950, une petite ville de centre de la France" title screen. Janine Castang, 16 ans, vit chez sa tante Léa, depuis que sa mère l'a abandonnée. Pour mettre un peu de sel dans sa vie, elle commet des petits larcins chez le curé ou dans les magasins. Prise en faute après avoir dérobé de la lingerie, elle affirme aux gendarmes son désir de travailler et se fait embaucher comme bonne chez un couple de bourgeois, les Longuet. Au cinéma, elle fait un soir la connaissance d'un homme marié, Michel. Comme celui-ci hésite à devenir son amant, Janine offre sa virginité à un ouvrier de passage. Elle rencontre bientôt Raoul, un garçon de son âge, aussi peu respectueux qu'elle de la propriété
Ma vie est un enfer by Josiane Balasko( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged single French woman falls in love with an annoying demon
Un sac de billes by Jacques Doillon( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travels of two Jewish boys in occupied France who attempt to escape to the free zone
Caro papà by Dino Risi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vittorio Gassman plays a flint-hearted industrialist who thinks as little of destroying his business partner as he does of cheating on his wife. His son is an apparently weak-willed lad, who may or may not have become involved in the 'Red Brigade'. When Gassman learns that his son has been appointed to execute someone known only as 'P', he assumes the victim is his ex-partner. Only as he is being gunned down does the industrialist realize that 'P' stands for Papa. But that's not the end of Dear Father; there's still a viciously ironic coda before the final fade-out."--Hal Erickson, All movie guide as seen on
Jean de Florette by Claude Berri( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in rural France, Jean de Florette is the story of Jean Cadoret, a hunchback peasant who inherits a farm from his mother and strives to become a gentleman farmer. However, his powerful neighbor plots to steal his land
La divine poursuite by Michel Deville( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two very violent men have conspired to steal a valuable solid gold image of an African deity from the museum in Mali where it is being kept. They had it smuggled out with a number of well-made but very cheap replicas. The plan was to give each of the replicas to the members of a new squash club as a diversion, and profit from the original (worth $1 million) themselves. There is a slip-up, however, and the real statue goes to one of the players. The deliveryman now has to track down all the statues, and in this antic caper comedy, that's easier said than done." -- MTV
Mayrig( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autibiographical story of Verneuil's Armenian immigrant family who during the genocide in Armenia in 1915 emmigrated to France. They prosper and do well, but cling to their Armenian roots
Je vous aime by Claude Berri( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman invites four former lovers for a New Year's Eve dinner at the same time. In sentimental flashbacks they recall their affairs
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Le Bossu
Same old song = on connaît la chanson