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Sarde, Alain 1952-

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Most widely held works by Alain Sarde
The Pianist by Roman Polanski( Visual )

42 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, who was a brilliant pianist. He watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. He managed to escape and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis
Mulholland Dr by Qu Lin( Visual )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful woman riding in a limousine along Los Angeles' Mulholland Drive is targeted by a would-be shooter, but before he can pull the trigger, she is injured when her limo is hit by another car. The woman stumbles away from the accident and meets up with a plucky ingenue new to L.A. But are things really as they seem?
The ghost writer by Roman Polanski( Visual )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a gifted ghostwriter is hired to write the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, he quickly finds himself trapped in a web of political and sexual intrigue. Lang is implicated in a scandal over his administration's harsh tactics, and as the ghostwriter digs into the politician's past, he discovers secrets that threaten to jeopardize international relations forever
Vera Drake by Mike Leigh( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Visual )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slightly darker version of the classic Charles Dickens tale. After living in poor conditions, Oliver runs away to the streets of London. There he meets a gang of pickpockets and soon Oliver's life is changed forever
Notre musique by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part poetry, part journalism, part philosophy, master filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard's NOTRE MUSIQUE is a witty and lyrical reflection on war through the ages. The film is structured into three Dantean Kingdoms: Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. The journey begins in Hell (represented by modern war) and then moves to Purgatory (set in Sarajevo). Finally, Paradise is conceived as a small beach guarded by Marines from the United States. At the same time, the film also follows the parallel stories of two Israeli Jewish women, one drawn to the light and one drawn towards darkness"--Container
Code inconnu récit incomplet de divers voyages = Code unknown : incomplete tales of several journeys by Michael Haneke( Visual )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a bustling Paris streetcorner, four separate lives intersect, setting into motion a stunning film by acclaimed filmmaker, Michael Haneke. Carefully interweaving the stories of Anne, a promising actress, her photojournalist boyfriend Georges, a young teacher of African descent and a Romanian illegal immigrant, Haneke crafts a compelling portrait of life in a fractured, lonely world. As these divergent stories gradually unfold, the seemingly unrelated lives prove to have very much in common, as they struggle for love and acceptance in a society of locked doors and cold stares. DVD
La fille du puisatier = The well-digger's daughter by Daniel Auteuil( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the cusp of the Second World War in France, 18-year-old Patricia cuts across the fileds to take her well-digger father his lunch. On the way, she meets a handsome young man, Jacques Mazel. She is pretty, with the fine manners of a young lady, he is a fighter pilot about to be called to the front. They meet only twice but fall madly in love. However their romance is curtailed as Jacques is called away to fight in the war. Still pining over her missing love, she finds herself pregnant, and in the middle of the rift between her father and Jacques' upper-class"--Container
Fauteuils d'orchestre Avenue Montaigne by Laura Morante( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in French and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jessica is a beautiful young woman from the provinces who has come to Paris and lands a job waiting tables at a chic bistro where she meets a number of famous and glamorous people. Precisely because Jessica doesn't know how celebrated these people are, her guileless and completely unintimidated engagement in their lives has a transforming effect on them and ultimately her
All or nothing by Mike Leigh( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phil est chauffeur de taxi, Penny caissière dans un supermarché, leur fille Rachel travaille comme femme de ménage dans une maison de retraite et leur fils Rory vit mal son chômage. Un univers concentré autour du HLM, des voisins, des amis, alcooliques, filles mères, jeunes violents et lolitas désoeuvrées
Stupeur et tremblements = Fear and trembling by Alain Corneau( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in French and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dream job rapidly becomes a nightmare for Amelie, a Japanese-born Belgian woman, who suffers a series of increasingly humiliating demotions after she lands a job as an interpreter at a large Japanese corporation
Un dimanche à la campagne by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monsieur Ladmiral, an aging impressionist painter, spends his usual Sunday afternoon visit with his family ruminating over life's small pleasures and inevitable disappointments until his daughter Irene arrives. Irene, a whirlwind of activity for whom life itself is an art, has a magical reviving effect on her father and the world suddenly takes on the beautiful hues and feelings of an Impressionist masterpiece
Genesis by Sotigui Kouyaté( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blending humor with seriousness, innocence with wisdom, an African griot uses the evocative language of myth and fable to relate the birth of the universe and the stars, the fiery beginnings of our planet and the appearance of life on earth
Confidences trop intimes Intimate strangers by Patrice Leconte( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Faber became a tax accountant like his father and expected his life to continue with little variation. Then Anna mistook his office for the therapist's down the hall and told him intimate details of her life and marriage
La Vénus à la fourrure by Roman Polanski( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and Multiple languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Parisian theatre after a day of auditioning actresses for the play he is preparing to direct, Thomas is distraught that none has what it takes to play the lead female character. He is getting ready to leave when Vanda appears: an unbridled and brazen whirlwind of energy. Vanda embodies everything Thomas hates. She is crude, idiotic, and will stop at nothing to get the part. But when Thomas finds himself backed into a corner and lets her try her luck, he is amazed to see Vanda transformed
Ponette by Jacques Doillon( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in French and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ponette is a sad little girl. She has survived a car crash that killed her mother and left her with a broken arm. Her father takes her to live with an aunt, who has two children roughly her age, explaining to his tearful, disbelieving daughter that her mother is not coming back. Not understanding the finality of death in an adult way, Ponette wonders why if Jesus gets to rise from the dead, why can't her mother? Thrown into a new environment, however, Ponette begins to heal and grow up in spite of herself. While grappling with confusing religious issues, and trying to understand the meaning of life and death, the film delves into the magical world of a four-year old, where stuffed animals have extraordinary powers, dolls are more than inanimate objects, and God is someone you can talk to and expect an answer from
Laissez-passer Safe conduct by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bernard Tavernier's feature film is a fact-based war epic which examines the lives of two very different men working for Continental Films - a movie company financed by the Germans - during 1942 and 1943, and what motivated these two otherwise ordinary filmmakers during these extraordinary times."--Container
Film socialisme by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in French and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Luc Godard presents a magisterial essay on the decline of European civilization. As a garish cruise ship travels the Mediterranean, Godard embarks on a filmic essay on the state of contemporary Europe, international politics, and Western history. In the tradition of his acclaimed political and essayistic films, Godard explores a wide range of contemporary cultural, political and historical themes with his distinctive and innovative cinematic style
Chaos by Coline Serreau( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bourgeois woman forms an unlikely friendship with a down-on-her-luck French prostitute
Place Vendôme by Nicole Garcia( Visual )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This French suspense thriller set in the posh Paris square of Place Vendome, a jewelers district. Catherine Deneuve knows of some hidden dimonds and would like to locate the hidden pouch. The odyssey sends her into boardrooms, past the workbenches of gem-cutters, and on through the hotes, cafes, and diamond markets of Paris and Antwerp
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Mulholland Dr
Alternative Names
Alain Sarde Frans filmproducent

Alain Sarde französischer Filmproduzent

Alain Sarde French film producer

Ален Сард

الان ساردي


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