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Sarde, Alain 1952-

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Most widely held works by Alain Sarde
Mulholland Dr. by David Lynch( Visual )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,962 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
Vera Drake by Mike Leigh( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,398 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 )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,129 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
Code inconnu récit incomplet de divers voyages = Code unknown : incomplete tales of several journeys by Michael Haneke( Visual )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 672 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
Notre musique by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and English and held by 664 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
La fille du puisatier = The well-digger's daughter by Marcel Pagnol( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and English and held by 602 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 545 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
All or nothing by Mike Leigh( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a crowded South London apartment building, Penny, a working mom, struggles to keep her wayward daughter, her lazy son and her disillustioned partner on the right path
Stupeur et tremblements = Fear and trembling by Alain Corneau( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in French and held by 436 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 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conan, a dedicated career soldier, serves the band of fifty French irregulars under his command in the Great War. After the signing of the 1919 Armistice, Conan lays down his arms but his troops continue to fight
Genesis by Claude Nuridsany( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 377 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
La Vénus à la fourrure by Roman Polanski( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and Multiple languages and held by 361 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
Confidences trop intimes Intimate strangers by Patrice Leconte( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 358 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
Ponette by Jacques Doillon( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in French and Undetermined and held by 353 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 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
Film socialisme by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in French and held by 328 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
Laissez-passer Safe conduct by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 314 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
Chaos by Coline Serreau( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in French and Spanish and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bourgeois woman forms an unlikely friendship with a down-on-her-luck French prostitute
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Mulholland Dr.
Alternative Names
Alain Sarde Frans filmproducent

Alain Sarde französischer Filmproduzent

Alain Sarde French film producer

Ален Сард

Ալեն Սարդ

الان ساردي



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