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Connoisseur Video Collection (Firm)

Overview
Works: 182 works in 310 publications in 7 languages and 5,493 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Gangster films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  New wave films  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Television comedies 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Connoisseur Video Collection (Firm)
Tartuffe by Molière( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An imposter cleric, cloaking his evil in piety, gets into the house of the wealthy Orgon, whom he alomst fools into promising him his wealth, position and his young daughter, when the king intervenes
A bout de souffle = Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in French and English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young gangster, Michel, after stealing a car, is returning to Paris when he accidentally kills a policeman on the highway. Penniless in Paris, he seeks out his American girlfriend, Patricia. He tries to persuade her to flee with him to Italy since Police Inspector Vital is closing in. After helping Michel to hide, Patricia betrays him to the police, who shoot him down in the street. Godard's first feature is marked especially by its derisive tone, its easy confidence, its personal, contemporary expression of story and language, its unconventional editing style and its vision of Paris, where destiny overwhelms two lovers doomed to separation and death
Triumph of the will = Triumph des Willens : das Dokument vom Reichsparteitag 1934 by Leni Riefenstahl( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in German and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissioned by Adolf Hitler as the official record of the Nuremberg Party Rally of 1934, this film was designed both to introduce the new German leaders to the nation and impress foregin audiences. The film features policy speeches by Goebbels, Goering, Streicher, Himmler, and Hess
Orfeu negro = Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in Portuguese and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from the ancient Greek myth, Orpheus and Eurydice, we are transported to modern day Rio de Janeiro in Camus' interpretation of the story of a youth who travels to the land of the dead to bring back the woman he loves
Reed, Mexico insurgenté by Paul Leduc( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of John Reed's accounts of the Mexican Revolution; the young journalist's adventures with Pancho Villa's army in 1913-1914 are depicted
Macario by Roberto Gavaldón( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surrealistic portrayal of poverty, hunger, and death in a 16th century Mexican village
J'accuse by Abel Gance( Visual )

3 editions published between 1937 and 1991 in French and English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange man, obsessed by the horrors of war, calls upon the millions of dead soldiers from World War I to rise from their graves and march upon the cities of the world
Suna no onna = Woman in the dunes by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This strange and poetic drama of a man and woman trapped at the bottom of a sand dune makes a statement about the enslavement of the spirit
Sous le soleil de Satan by Maurice Pialat( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two opposing souls attract in their conflict: a simple priest who mortifies himself in his quest for godliness and a promiscuous teenager who has killed one of her wealthy older lovers
Il deserto rosso by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in Italian and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonioni's first color film depicts a woman traumatized by an auto accident who finds herself permanently alienated in her urban milieu
Frida, naturaleza viva by Paul Leduc( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On her deathbed, the artist Frida Kahlo recalls her life as a painter and reflects on the effects of her illnesses and injuries and on her relationships with Leon Trotsky, husband Diego Rivera, and others
Cybèle : ou, Les dimanches de Ville d'Avray = Sundays and Cybele by Serge Bourguignon( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After killing a child on a routine bombing mission in Vietnam, Pierre suffers from delayed stress and partial amnesia. Returning to France, he lives like a vegetable until he meets a young girl who has been dumped by her father at a boarding school. Posing as her father, Pierre contrives to meet the girl every Sunday, to play with her and perhaps recover his memory. The innocent friendship is misread by nearly everyone, even people who know Pierre well. A classic of old French art films
El espíritu de la colmena = The spirit of the beehive by Víctor Erice( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in Spanish and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A moving and poetic journey into the haunted world of a child's inner life
Tirez sur le pianiste = Shoot the piano player by François Truffaut( Visual )

4 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bar-room piano player, hiding from his past as a concert pianist, becomes involved with helping his gangster brothers escape from other gangsters whom they have double-crossed
Robert Whitlow's The trial by Orson Welles( Visual )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1994 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Mac' McClain is an emotionally crippled attorney who's lost his faith in God and himself. That's when Mac reluctantly decides to take on one last case, a young man facing the death penalty for first-degree murder. But nothing can prepare Mac for the startling twists and turns of the ensuing trial, as the determined lawyer fights for justice and seeks a path to his own redemption
Giulietta degli spiriti by Federico Fellini( Visual )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1992 in Italian and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fellini's examination of the sexual psyche unfolds via his surrealistic use of abrupt cut-aways to illustrate a womans sexual fantasies
Stromboli by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in Italian and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After World War II, a Lithuanian refugee marries a simple Italian fisherman she meets in a prisoner of war camp and accompanies him back to his isolated village on an island off the coast of Sicily. Cut off from the world, she finds herself crumbling emotionally, but she is destined for a dramatic epiphany
Le boucher = The butcher by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small group of people lie battered and bound on the floor of a dirty slaughterhouse covered in blood. Scared and confused, they soon learn their captors are snuff film producers and plan to torture them as creatively and heinously as possible before brutally killing them off one-by-one. Each scene is shot from either the killer or victim's point of view in order to fully capture the emotional torment of the prey and the unspeakable acts that will be perpetrated on their captive bodies
L'innocente by Luchino Visconti( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in Italian and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sensual epic of an aristocrat's marriage and mistress
La ilusión viaja en tranvía by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their old streetcar is condemned to scrap, two laid-off transit workers decide to take it for one last drunken spree. Trying to get back to the depot undetected, they pick up a motley load of passengers
 
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