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Sarde, Alain 1952-

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

69 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II
Mulholland Dr. by David Lynch( Visual )

44 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful woman riding in a limosine 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 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,682 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 )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,151 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
The pianist by Roman Polanski( Visual )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew who was a brilliant pianist. When his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps, he escaped and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis
La fille du puisatier = The well-digger's daughter by Daniel Auteuil( Visual )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A father, in pre-World War I France, is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his saintly daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper
Fauteuils d'orchestre = Avenue Montaigne by Laura Morante( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in French and held by 521 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 on fabled Avenue Montaigne. Jessica's customers include a popular TV actress who is courting a major Hollywood director for her first serious film role; a wealthy art collector who is about to liquidate a lifetime's worth of treasures at auction; and an illustrious classical pianist who is at odds with his manager/wife as to where his career is headed. 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
Code inconnu : récit incomplet de divers voyages = Code unknown : incomplete tales of several journeys by Michael Haneke( Visual )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in French and English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a bustling Paris street corner, four separate lives intersect, interweaving the stories of a promising actress, her photojournalist boyfriend, a teacher of African descent, and a Romanian illegal immigrant. A portrait of life in a fractured, lonely world
All or nothing by Mike Leigh( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 437 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 )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in French and held by 437 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
La Vénus à la fourrure by Roman Polanski( Visual )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and Multiple languages and held by 391 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
Film socialisme by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in French and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first movement, Des choses comme ça ("Such things") is set on a garish cruise ship travelling the Mediterranean, and features multi-lingual conversations among a medley collection of passengers. Godard contrasts the rich and conflicted history of the ship's ancient itinerary with the ostentacious gluttony of its well-to-do passengers. Characters include an aging war criminal, a former UN official, and a Russian detective, with a brief cameo appearance by American singer Patti Smith. The second movement, Notre Europe ("Our Europe"), is set at a gas station/rest stop, whose owners, seeking to change their fate, are running for office. It is their discontented children, however, who point towards an alternative future. The girl and her younger brother summon their parents to appear before the "tribunal of their childhood," demanding serious answers on the themes of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The final movement, Nos humanités ("Our humanities"), in a glorious, aggrieved montage that acts as an idiosyncratic history of the West, layering images of art and conflict in an attempt to wring some sense out of the past and future of the region. Visits six legendary sites in Egypt, Israel, Odessa, Greece, Naples and Barcelona
Ponette by Jacques Doillon( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in French and Undetermined and held by 354 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
Genesis by Sotigui Kouyaté( Visual )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 348 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 )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Por llamar a la puerta equivocada Anna termina contándole sus problemas matrimoniales a un consejero financiero llamado William Faber. Conmovido por su angustia, que a la vez le resulta excitante, Faber no tiene valor para decirle que en realidad no es psicólogo. De una cita a otra, se va creando un extraño ritual entre ellos. William se siente conmovido por la joven mujer a la vez que fascinado por oír los secretos que ningún hombre alcanza a oír. Pero, ¿quién es Anna? y ¿realmente la está engañando con este juego? Yendo mucho más allá en esta extraña relación, Anna y William empiezan a cuestionarse sus vidas y a pensar en sus seres queridos. Gracias a la perspectiva del otro, empiezan a ver todo de manera distinta, sin tener ni idea de dónde les llevará
Mulholland Dr.( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman's identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his latest project
Notre musique by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in French and English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El filme está compuesto de tres partes, respectivamente tituladas: Reino 1. Infierno; Reino 2: Purgatorio y Reino 3: Paraíso
Éloge de l'amour = In praise of love by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is divided into two sections which pivot on the death of a young woman. In Part one Edgar, a film director, has searched out Elle to star in a film he is trying to make depicting what he calls the four stages of love. The second part of the film flashes back two years to the time when Edgar first met Elle, the granddaughter of an elderly couple, veterans of the French Resistance, who were selling the rights to their story
Laissez-passer = Safe conduct by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in French and English and held by 306 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Pianist The pianist
Mulholland Dr.The pianistConfidences trop intimes = Intimate strangersLaissez-passer = Safe conduct
Alternative Names
Alain Sarde Frans filmproducent

Alain Sarde französischer Filmproduzent

Alain Sarde French film producer

Alain Sarde producteur de cinéma‎ français

Alain Sarde productor de cine francés

Ален Сард

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الان ساردي

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