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Sarde, Alain 1952-

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

68 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,515 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 )

39 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,751 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 )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,680 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 )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,396 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
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 600 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 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 )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in French and English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a busy Paris boulevard, a youth scornfully tosses a crumpled paper bag into the outstretched hands of a beggar woman. This is the bond which, for an instant, links several very different characters: Anne (Binoche), an actress; her war photographer boyfriend Georges; his farmer father and younger brother Jean, who, contrary to his father's wishes, has no interest in inheriting the farm; Amadou, a music teacher for deaf-mute children, and his family, who originate from Africa; and Maria, a Romanian immigrant
Stupeur et tremblements = Fear and trembling by Alain Corneau( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in French and held by 432 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 )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 432 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
La Vénus à la fourrure by Roman Polanski( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and Multiple languages and held by 368 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
Genesis by Sotigui Kouyaté( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 362 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 )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in French and Undetermined and held by 357 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 held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Faber became a tax accountant like his father and resigned himself to a life where nothing much ever changed. At least until the beautiful Anna walked in one day and mistook his office for the therapist's down the hall. Unsolicited, Anna begins to reveal intimate details of her life which include how she is seeking security by attempting to save her tumultuous marriage. William and Anna find a bond developing between them, one that only true strangers can have
Film socialisme by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in French and held by 349 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
Notre musique by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in French 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 Arte France cinéma (Firm)( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French 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
Chaos by Coline Serreau( Visual )

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

A bourgeois woman forms an unlikely friendship with a down-on-her-luck French prostitute
Laissez-passer = Safe conduct by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in French and English and held by 305 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
Place Vendôme by Nicole Garcia( Visual )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alcoholic wife of a Parisian jeweller tries to pull herself together after the suicide of her husband who leaves behind some valuable diamonds. As she tries to reconnect with his business, the widow is drawn into a shady underworld of international diamond trading
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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

Ален Сард

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الان ساردي



Mulholland Dr.Confidences trop intimes = Intimate strangersChaosLaissez-passer = Safe conduct