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Connoisseur Video Collection (Firm)

Overview
Works: 196 works in 331 publications in 7 languages and 5,281 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Documentary films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Gangster films  Silent films  Crime films  Biographical films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 )

3 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 234 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 225 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 159 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
Reed, Mexico insurgenté by Paul Leduc( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 116 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
Orfeu negro = Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in Portuguese and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against a background of the Rio carnival, a black tram driver accidentally kills his girlfriend, and kills himself to be with her. [c.f. Halliwell's]
Macario by Roberto Gavaldón( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1937 and 1991 in French and English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange man, obsessed by the horrors of war, calls upon millions of dead soldiers from World War I to rise from their graves and march upon the cities of the world
Sous le soleil de Satan by Maurice Pialat( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 104 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
Suna no onna = Woman in the dunes by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange erotic allegory about an entomologist stranded on a remote beach and given shelter for the night in a sandpit inhabited by a hapless woman. When morning comes, he finds himself trapped into living with the woman. He develops an intense bond with his companion and resigns himself to a lifetime of hypnotic routine
Il deserto rosso by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in Italian and held by 101 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 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre, a former pilot, just returned home from the French-Indochina war, suffers from amnesia. He leads a pointless life until he meets a 12 year old girl who has been left at a local convent school. A warm attachment develops between the two, but friends become suspicious of their relationship, and tragedy follows
Frida, naturaleza viva by Paul Leduc( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On her deathbed, artist Frida Kahlo conjures up images and memories of her life as a painter, revolutionary and woman of the world
The spirit of the beehive by Víctor Erice( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in Spanish and held by 89 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 88 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
The trial by Orson Welles( Visual )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1994 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A symbolistic study of the tyranny of modern social systems. Portrays the experiences of a young man who is mysteriously arrested by agents of the police for an unspecific crime and is prepared for questioning and trial
Stromboli, terra di Dio = Stromboli by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in Italian and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Lithuanian refugee girl marries a poor Sicilian fisherman to escape internment in post-war Italy, but finds herself imprisoned by the primitive and rigidly traditional society when the couple moves to a desert island
Giulietta degli spiriti by Federico Fellini( Visual )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1992 in Italian and held by 79 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
Le boucher = The butcher by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a provincial French town, a sophisticated schoolmistress avoids attachments but strikes up a congenial friendship with the charmingly passionate local butcher, a veteran of Indochina. As a serial killer spreads terror throughout the countryside, the effort of these two people to come back from their emotional islands to some kind of mutual understanding and reality builds from oblique tenderness and humor to shattering tragedy
La ilusión viaja en tranvía by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A motley crew of passengers on a rundown streetcar go on a series of picaresque adventures, with elements of political, social and religious satire expressed in the form of a fairy tale
L'innocente by Luchino Visconti( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in Italian and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tullio, a debauched aristocratic libertine, indulges in a series of affairs and finally leaves his wife for his mistress. Faced with the wrath of his mistresses' cuckolded husband, Tullio tries to return to his wife only to learn that she has begun a tryst with a young writer, Filippo
 
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