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Connoisseur Video Collection (Firm)

Works: 179 works in 315 publications in 7 languages and 5,709 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biographical films  Gangster films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  New wave films  Documentary films  Historical films  Propaganda films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Connoisseur Video Collection (Firm)
Le Tartuffe pièce en cinq actes = Tartuffe : a play in five acts by Gérard Depardieu( Visual )

5 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Molière's play about the havoc created in a rich merchant's household when he falls under the influence of a charismatic and hypocritical religious zealot
A bout de souffle = Breathless by Deep Purple (Musical group)( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in French and English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A careless existentialist thief and murderer has an affair with an American student. This is Godard's first feature film
Triumph des Willens das Dokument vom Reichsparteitag, 1934 = Triumph of the will. by Leni Riefenstahl( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in German and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissioned by Hitler to record the sixth Nazi congress at Nuremberg in 1934, and a controversial propaganda film on Nazi Germany. Shows troops of Hitler youth at play, ranks of laborers, parades of storm troopers and close-ups and oration of Hitler, exalting Nazi unity in Germany
Orfeu negro Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in Portuguese and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival?s Palme d?Or, Marcel Camus? Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event, and it kicked off the bossa nova craze
Macario by Roberto Gavaldón( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surrealistic portrayal of poverty, hunger, and death in a 16th century Mexican village
Reed, Mexico insurgenté by Paul Leduc( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 126 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
J'accuse by Abel Gance( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J'Accuse, Gance's extraordinary breakthrough work, is a World War I drama considered to be one of the most technically advanced films of the era and the first major pacifist film. It was referred to by Gance as "A human cry against the bellicose din of armies." This seminal cinematic achievement stars Marise Dauvray as Edith, a young woman who is unhappily married to an older man, François (Séverin-Mars), but is actually in love with a young poet, Jean Diaz (Romuald Joubé). Both Jean and François end up on the front lines of World War I while Edith is captured by German forces and suffers atrocities at the hands of the soldiers. Gance contrasts individual human suffering with the larger horrors of war, depicted with stark realism. J'Accuse introduced such technical advances as rapid-cut editing and highly expressive camerawork and lighting. Gance, who had served briefly in the military, returned to active service in order to film real battle scenes to include in the project. The film became a huge international hit, prompting one journalist to write that if the film had been shown in every town in the world in 1913, war might have been averted. In the early 1920s, Gance revised the plot, titles, and editing for "peacetime" presentation. That had been the only version of the film available until now. Directed by Abel Gance
Suna no onna Woman in the dunes by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange erotic fable about an entomologist on a remote beach who is trapped into living with a nubile woman in a deep sandpit
Sous le soleil de Satan by Maurice Pialat( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two opposing souls attract in their conflict: a simple priest who mortifies himself in his quest for godliness and 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 116 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
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 106 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
Frida by Paul Leduc( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 106 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
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 105 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 )

5 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 98 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 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the experiences of a young man who is mysteriously arrested by agents of the police for an unspecified crime
Giulietta degli spiriti by Federico Fellini( Visual )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1992 in Italian and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bored middle-aged woman finds she can conjure up spirits who lead her into a life of sensual gratification
Stromboli by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in Italian and held by 85 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 by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 83 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 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decadence of the aristocracy of late 19th century Italy is revealed through the lives of a bored aristocrat, his long-suffering wife, and a glamorous widow
La ilusión viaja en tranvía by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in Spanish and held by 73 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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