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Sarde, Alain 1952-

Works: 307 works in 839 publications in 6 languages and 19,229 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Personal narratives  Biography  Historical films  Biographical films  History  Fiction  Motion pictures  Juvenile works 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Director, Writer of accompanying material, Composer, Performer, Scenarist, Creator, Actor, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alain Sarde
The pianist by Robert Benmussa( Visual )
39 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 3,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II
The ghost writer by Roman Polanski( Visual )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,633 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
Mulholland Dr by Qu Lin( Visual )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,609 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 ingénue new to L.A. But are things really as they seem?
Vera Drake by Mike Leigh( Visual )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain
Oliver Twist by Roman Polanski( Visual )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,111 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
Fauteuils d'orchestre Avenue Montaigne ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 526 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
La fille du puisatier = The well-digger's daughter by Daniel Auteuil( Visual )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In pre-World War II France, a father is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his saintly daughter when she gets in trouble with a dashing air force pilot
All or nothing by Mike Leigh( Visual )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 427 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
Code inconnu récit incomplet de divers voyages = Code unknown : incomplete tales of several journeys ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in French and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lives of four people intersect for a moment on a street corner in Paris, and each are altered in a profound way
Stupeur et tremblements by Alain Corneau( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and held by 395 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
Genesis by Sotigui Kouyate( Visual )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 389 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
Ponette by Jacques Doillon( Visual )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in French and held by 351 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
Confidences trop intimes Intimate strangers ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in French and English and held by 342 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
Notre musique by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 340 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
Éloge de l'amour In praise of love by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and held by 316 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
Chaos by Coline Serreau( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bourgeois woman forms an unlikely friendship with a down-on-her-luck French prostitute
Laissez-passer Safe conduct ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in French and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the Nazi occupation of France during World War II, the nation's movie studios continued to operate. Jean Devaivre is an assistant director for Continental Pictures, a studio which has recently been taken over by the Germans and is headed by Dr. Greven. With a wife and son to support, Devaivre feels he has little choice but to continue with his work. Screenwriter Jean Aurenche, a man who lives for wine, women and song, refuses to work for Greven, and struggles to find a way to make a living with his words
Place Vendôme by Nicole Garcia( Visual )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in French and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This French suspense thriller set in the posh Paris square of Place Vendôme, a jewelers district. Catherine Deneuve knows of some hidden diamonds 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
Decalage horaire Jet lag ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rose is a pampered and prissy makeup artist who is hoping to get out of a bad relationship with her boyfriend, Sergio, by leaving him in Paris and heading off to Mexico for a holiday. After losing her cell phone, Rose borrows one from Felix, a somewhat stiff salesman with an interest in gourmet cooking, who is en route to Munich to attend a funeral. When both Rose and Felix find themselves stranded at the airport due to a transportation strike, they end up sharing a room at a nearby hotel. Their contrasting personalities make the evening interesting for them both
Ça commence aujourd'hui It all starts today by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in French and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A teacher struggles to make a difference in the lives of his students
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English (109)
French (102)
German (2)
Italian (2)
Chinese (1)
Spanish (1)