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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 )

90 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,570 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 David Lynch( Visual )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,723 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?
The ghost writer by Roman Polanski( Visual )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,685 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"--Container
Vera Drake by Mike Leigh( Visual )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vera Drake tells of a woman in 1950s England who is devoted to caring for her family, but secretly aids women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies. When the authorities find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel
Oliver Twist by David Lean( Visual )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,112 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
La fille du puisatier = The well-digger's daughter by Daniel Auteuil( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and English and held by 609 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 534 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 )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in French and English and held by 483 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
Stupeur et tremblements = Fear and trembling by Alain Corneau( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in French and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The darkly humorous and sophisticated comedy tells the story of a romantic young Japanese-born Belgian woman who returns to Japan to work as a translator only to find herself overwhelmed by the mysterious and absurd machinations of the Japanese business world. The film adds the musicality of the Japanese language and breaktaking aerial views of Tokyo. This film presents a distorted view by a rather unbalanced character, perfectly played by the hallucinated Sylvie Testud, desperately struggling to win her challenge to remain one year in that company, at any cost. The film focuses only on her life within the company, as a symbol of her obsession. This depicts the utter difference between Japanese work culture and Western
All or nothing by Mike Leigh( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 433 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
La Vénus à la fourrure by Roman Polanski( Visual )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and Multiple languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alone in a Parisian theatre after a day of auditioning actresses for the play he is preparing to direct, Thomas is complaining over the phone about the low standard of the auditionees. Not one has the poise to play the leading role. 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
Film socialisme by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in French and held by 367 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
Genesis by Claude Nuridsany( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the creation of the universe and the evolution of life. The birth of the universe and the stars, the fiery beginnings of our planet and the appearance of life on earth are illustrated through spectacular cinematography. Animals are the main players in this flamboyant, radical yet timeless film. Seahorses courting, violin crabs fighting, parrots grooming and animals devouring each other are dazzling. A masterpiece shot over six years through Iceland, Madagascar, the Galapagos Islands and Polynesia. A beautifully illustrated introduction to the genesis of the world in which we live
Ponette by Jacques Doillon( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in French and Undetermined and held by 359 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
Confidences trop intimes = Intimate strangers by Patrice Leconte( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and English and held by 352 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 English and held by 341 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 Arte France cinéma (Firm)( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and English and held by 315 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 )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in French and English and held by 299 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 )

4 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 298 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

Alain Sarde producteur de cinéma‎ français

Alain Sarde productor de cine francés

Ален Сард

Ալեն Սարդ

אלאיין סארדה מפיק צרפתי

الان ساردي

ألان ساردي منتج أفلام فرنسي

آلن سارد تهیه‌کننده فرانسوی




Mulholland Dr.Confidences trop intimes = Intimate strangersLaissez-passer = Safe conductChaos