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Besson, Luc

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The fifth element by Luc Besson( Visual )

199 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hundred and fifty years in the future, life as we know it is threatened by the arrival of Evil. Only the fifth element can stop the Evil from estinguishing life, as it tries to do every five thousand years
Taken by Pierre Morel( Visual )

63 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kim is seventeen years-old and the pride and joy of her father, the ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills. Kim convinces the reluctant Bryan to sign an authorization form so she can travel to Paris with her friend Amanda. When they arrive, they share a cab with a stranger named Peter. Amanda tells him that they are alone in Paris. While Bryan is on the phone with Kim, Albanian gang members break into the apartment where the girls are staying. Bryan has Kim give him a detailed description of what she sees and hears. He tells her she is about to be kidnapped. Bryan promises Kim that he will come and get her. He immediately travels to Paris to find Kim and Amanda. He has four days to find her and he uses his special skills and contacts to get her back and seek his revenge
Lucy by Luc Besson( Visual )

72 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Altered by a dangerous new drug allowing her to use 100% of her brain capacity, Lucy transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic, allowing her to turn the tables on her captors who intended to use her for their own purposes
Taken 3 by Olivier Megaton( Visual )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered, must use his 'particular set of skills' to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now: his daughter
Leon by Luc Besson( Visual )

146 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York's top hit man becomes the unwilling guardian of his next-door neighbors' 12-year-old daughter and helps her track the psychotic agent who murdered her family so she can exact her revenge
Taken 2 by Olivier Megaton( Visual )

31 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, an ex-CIA operative who finds himself taken hostage along with his wife. To survive, Bryan must enlist the help of an unlikely ally and use his brutally efficient skills to take out his kidnappers
3 days to kill by Kevin Costner( Visual )

33 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger. First, he must complete one last mission, even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world's most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town. Includes both the PG-13 theatrical version and the Unrated extended version
The transporter by Luc Besson( Visual )

52 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank is the best at what he does -- transporting dangerous or illegal goods. His latest shipment, a beautiful young woman, brings deadly complications to his delivery plans. He must kick into overdrive and fight to save his cargo, and his life
The family by Luc Besson( Visual )

27 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite Agent Stansfield's best efforts to keep them in line, Fred Blake, his wifre Maggie, and their children Belle and Warren, can't help resorting to old habits by handling their problems the 'family' way. Chaos ensues as their former Mafia cronies try to track them down, and scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings."--Container
Arthur and the invisibles by Luc Besson( Visual )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur sets out to save his family's home from real estate developers when his grandfather mysteriously disappears. When he finds his grandfather's ancient clues of treasure, he unlocks a passageway that leads to a spectacular world with little people
Nikita by Luc Besson( Visual )

142 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a robbery goes disastrously wrong and Nikita murders a cop, she is sentenced to death. But she is taken into the custody of the government and trained to be a cultured, glamorous and ruthless assassin
Transporter 3 by Robert Knepper( Visual )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valentina is the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official. Frank Martin is given an offer he cannot refuse and ends up putting on his driving gloves to deliver Valentina from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to deal with the thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery. On top of that, he cannot let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective
The homesman by Tommy Lee Jones( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1854 on the Nebraska frontier. Three women living on the edge of this territory are driven mad by the harsh pioneer life. The task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs to join her
From Paris with love by Pierre Morel( Visual )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A low-ranking intelligence operative working in the office of the U.S. ambassador in France takes on more than he bargained for when he partners with a wisecracking, fast-shooting, high-ranking U.S. agent who's been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack
Transporter 2( Visual )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-Special Forces operative Frank Martin, aka "The Transporter," is now retired from his chosen profession of moving dangerous goods with no questions asked. He now makes a living driving for a wealthy family in Miami, Florida. But when their young son is abducted, Frank must use his battle-tested combat skills to save the boy and thwart the kidnapper's nefarious master plan
Arthur and the Minimoys by Luc Besson( Book )

60 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur and the Minimoys: Arthur embarks on a journey to the land of the Minimoys, a tribe of people less than one inch tall, to find his missing grandfather and a stolen treasure. Arthur and the forbidden city: Arthur joins two Minimoy friends on a trip to the forbidden city of Necropolis, where they battle the evil wizard Maltazard
Colombiana by Olivier Megaton( Visual )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... a young woman ... has grown up to be an assassin after witnessing the murder of her parents as a child. Turning herself into a professional killer, she remains focused on her ultimate goal: to hunt down and get revenge on the mobster responsible for her parents' deaths"--Container
The messenger : the story of Joan of Arc by Luc Besson( Visual )

59 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1412, a young girl called Jeanne is born in Domrémy, France. The times are hard: The Hunderd Years war with England has been going on since 1337, English knights and soldiers roam the country. Jeanne develops into a very religious young woman, she confesses several times a day. At the age of 13, she has her first vision and finds a sword. When coming home with it, she finds the English leveling her home town. Years after that, in 1428, she knows her mission is to be ridding France of the English and so sets out to meet Charles, the Dauphin. In his desperate military situation, he welcomes all help and gives the maiden a chance to prove her divine mission. After the successful liberation of Orléans and Reims, the Dauphin can be crowned traditionally in the cathedral of Reims - and does not need her anymore, since his wishes are satisfied. Jeanne d'Arc gets set up in his trap and is imprisoned by the Burgundians. In a trial against her under English law, she can't be forced to tell about her divine visions she has had continuously since childhood. Being condemned of witchcraft and being considered as relapsed heretic, she is sentenced to death. Jeanne d'Arc is burnt alive in the marketplace of Rouen on May 30th, 1431, at only 19 years of age
Lockout by James Mather( Visual )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates
Brick mansions( Visual )

25 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damien is an undercover cop determined to bring down Tremaine, the crime lord who murdered his father. Tremaine rules the violent criminal compound known as 'Brick Mansions', but he's thwarted at every turn by a heroic ex-convict named Lino. Their paths never should have crossed, but when Tremaine kidnaps Lino's girlfriend, Damien and Lino become unlikely allies, and must work together to stop Tremaine's sinister plot to devastate the entire city
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Arthur and the Minimoys
Alternative Names
Besons, Liks 1959-

Besson Luc

Lik Beson

Luc Besson francia filmrendező, forgatókönyvíró és producer

Luc Besson francuski reżyser i scenarzysta filmowy

Luc Besson Frans filmregisseur

Luc Besson fransk regissör, författare och producent

Luc Besson französischer Filmregisseur

Luc Besson French film director, writer, and producer

Luc Besson producteur, réalisateur et scénariste français

Luc Besson produttore cinematografico, sceneggiatore e regista francese

Lucas Besson

luk.besyn

Lyuk Besson

Λικ Μπεσόν γάλλος σκηνοθέτης σεναριογράφος και παραγωγός

Λυκ Μπεσόν γάλλος σκηνοθέτης σεναριογράφος και παραγωγός

Бессон, Люк 1959-

Лик Бесон

Люк Бесон

Люк Бессон

Люк Бессон французский кинорежиссёр, писатель и кинопродюсер

Люк Бэсон

Лүк Бессон

Լյուկ Բեսոն

לוק בסון

לוק בסון יוצר קולנוע צרפתי

لوك بيسون

لوک بسون

ليۋك بەسسون

ลุก แบซง

ლიუკ ბესონი

뤽 베송

베송, 뤽 1959-

베쏭, 뤽 1959-

ベッソン, リュック

リュック・ベッソン

盧·貝松

吕克•贝松

洛·比桑

洛比桑

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