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Lavant, Denis 1961-

Works: 188 works in 475 publications in 7 languages and 4,175 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Fiction  War films  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Dancer, Singer, Other
Classifications: PQ2678.O72, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Denis Lavant
Un long dimanche de fiançailles A very long engagement by Jean-Pierre Jeunet ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1920, country girl Mathilde is living in Brittany with her aunt and uncle when she learns that her fiancé Manech was one of five French soldiers condemned to a barbarous death by their own side. Court-martialed for intentionally wounding themselves, their punishment is to be thrown into no man's land, unarmed and with their hands tied behind their backs. But Manech may have survived. Hiring a dogged old bird of a private detective and a lawyer to aid her, Mathilde is off on an adventure. She pursues her sleuthing through a flurry of letters, documents, and private interviews--hunting down the soldiers who were in the trenches with Manech--along with their lovers and relatives. She also discovers that she has a sort of doppelgänger: a Corsican prostitute pursuing a parallel investigation for another of the five, and murdering anyone who did her own beloved mate wrong. Mathilde will have to hurry to follow the clues piecing the story together before they are lost forever
Les amants du Pont-Neuf The lovers on the bridge by Léos Carax ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in French and English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young painter with failing eyesight ends up sleeping rough on the Pont-Neuf, Paris' oldest bridge. There she meets a fire-eating punk and they fall in love
Holy motors by Léos Carax ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This surreal dream-like drama follows Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one appointment to the next and one life to the next. Driven to nine mysterious appointments in a white limousine by his chauffeur Celine, Oscar transforms himself into a series of entirely different identities. He is, in turn, company chairman, family man, beggar, monster, murderer... "--Container
Beau travail by Claire Denis ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Men in the French Foreign Legion, escaping some personal or legal entanglement, can leave their lives behind and take on a new identity. In an outpost in Djibouti, the men of the Legion yield to the rigid discipline and unvarying routine of life within it. When new recruit Sentain saves the life of a fellow soldier, brooding taskmaster Sgt. Galoup sets out to destroy him. The film observes how power functions among men, and considers the consequences of remaining a stranger, even as the Legionnaires must always remain strangers
Tuvalu by Veit Helmer ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young apprentice and daydreamer Anton lives and works in a vast, once-grand bathhouse, now ancient and crumbling, where citizens go to escape their dreary lives. Meanwhile, Gregor, Anton's evil older brother, plots to tear down the bathhouse to make way for his real estate development. Into their world comes the beautiful Eva, who represents a way out and onto a lifetime of adventure
Mister Lonely by Harmony Korine ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Michael Jackson impersonator finds love and new friends in a home in the Scottish Highlands, when he is taken in by a Marilyn Monroe look-alike, in a castle that is home to Shirley Temple, Buckwheat, Madonna, The Pope, and other impersonators
Tokyo! by Michel Gondry ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De M.Gondry, un jeune couple s'installe à Tokyo... "Merde" de L.Carax, une ignoble créature apparaît dans les rues de Tokyo.... "Shaking Tokyo" de Bong Joon-ho : un hikikomori tombe amoureux
Don Juan by Jacques Weber ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in French and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nobleman Don Juan is on the run from two brothers for abandoning their sister before marriage. With no signs of repentance, Don Juan continues his amorous conquests with women he meets along the way regardless of the consequences
Mauvais sang The night is young by Léos Carax ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tale of underworld intrigue and romance set in the near future in Paris
Boy meets girl by Léos Carax ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An aspiring filmmaker and a suicidal young woman, both reeling from failed romances, embark on an affair that has disastrous consequences
Le système Poutine by Jean-Michel Carré ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une enquête d'investigation riche en témoignages sur l'irrésistible ascension d'un obscur chef des services secrets devenu le maître du Kremlin. Un immense travail de documentation et d'analyse met en lumière cet homme de l'ombre à l'intelligence redoutable
Die Liebenden von Pont-Neuf ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alex hat sein gesamtes Hab und Gut verloren. Michèle droht aufgrund einer schweren Krankheit zu erblinden. Die Pont-Neuf ist für die beiden Aussenseiter ein Fluchtpunkt aus der Normalität, in der sie keinen Platz mehr haben. Hier können sie ihre Freiheit ausleben: Sie als Malerin, er als Feuerschlucker. Es entwickelt sich eine leidenschaftliche Beziehung zwischen den beiden. Ihre Liebe gerät in Gefahr, als Alex Plakate entdeckt, mit Michèles Konterfei. Ihr Vater sucht sie, um ihre Augenkrankheit behandeln zu lassen. Pansich vor Angst, seine Geliebte zu verlieren, läuft Alex Amok. Mit schlimmen Folgen
La langue ne ment pas by Stan Neumann ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le film de Stan Neumann est adapté des journaux de Victor Klemperer, écrits de 1933 à 1945 à Dresde. Victor Klemperer, professeur à l'université de Dresde, est un des rares Juifs allemands à avoir survécu en Allemagne pendant toute la durée du régime hitlérien. Il doit sa survie au courage de sa femme Eva, aryenne selon les critères nazis. La guerre finie, ils retrouvent leur maison à Dresde, désormais en zone d'occupation soviétique. Pendant toute cette période, Victor Klemperer, linguiste, a étudié l'évolution de la langue nazie. Dans son journal, il note que son "travail sur la langue était un moyen de légitime défense, il n'avait rien de scientifique. [Il] moissonnait sans plan préconçu, tout ce qui passait à [sa] portée, au hasard de [ses] lectures, des émissions de radio, des discours beuglés par les haut-parleurs". Son journal est aussi un des témoignages les plus précis et les plus impressionnants sur le destin des Juifs allemands sous le régime nazi. Au péril de sa vie, il note scrupuleusement toutes les mesures, toutes les interdictions, toutes les vexations subies. Il témoigne des "piqûres de moustique", la trame quotidienne de la persécution. En notant "l'interminable addition des brimades et des interdictions, écrit Stan Neumann, il finit par dessiner en creux les véritables figures de la tragédie et du courage." Le travail de Victor Klemperer sur la langue du Troisième Reich sera publié après la guerre sous le titre "LTI (Lingua Tertii Imperii), carnet de notes d'un philologue", constamment réédité depuis. (Résumé de la jacquette)
Tuvalu Eine Reise in die Welt der Träume ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in German and Multiple languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young dreamer whose blind father runs the bathhouse has convinced his father that the bathhouse is filled with customers. His brother is a ruthless industrialist who wants to destroy the building and erect a futuristic city in its place. But that struggle is soon replaced by the movie's dominant storyline, Anton's falling in love with a beautiful 18-year-old girl. Aside from a few random words, the film is without dialogue, a silent film with musical accompaniment
L'histoire du soldat by Igor Stravinsky ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sur le chemin qui le ramène au pays, le soldat Joseph rencontre un mystérieux chasseur de papillons. Le vieux lui propose un étrange marché: son violon contre un livre magique qui prédit l'avenir. Tenté par toutes les richesses promises, le soldat accepte. Mais lorsqu'il comprend que c'est son âme qu'il a en réalité donnée au diable, il est déjà trop tard..." (cf. quatrième de couverture). [SDM]
Roméo et Juliette by Hans Peter Cloos ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mise en scène de la célèbre pièce de Shakespeare par Hans Peter Cloos. Romane Bohringer et Denis Lavant incarnent le s deux protagonistes et évoluent dans des décors et des cos tumes qui mélangent allègrement les époques, marquant l'int emporalité du drame
Les fleurs du mal spleen et idéal by Charles Baudelaire ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enfants forçats Child slave labourers by Hubert Dubois ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mark Rothko by Isy Morgensztern ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Texte enregistré. Peu de personnages de fiction connaissent un succès tel que Frankenstein. Adaptations, imitations, représentations? Qui n'en n'a jamais entendu prononcer le nom? Qui, en revanche, connaît réellement le Frankenstein de Mary Shelley? Retrouvez la saveur originelle de l'oeuvre mythique de Shelley dans une adaptation respectueuse servie par 12 comédiens. La dimension humaniste et pédagogique d'une oeuvre, somme toute romantique, est ici privilégiée pour dispenser aux enfants une morale de tolérance et d'acceptation des différences. La délicatesse de l'oeuvre est mise en relief par une composition musicale de Marie-Hélène Fournier pour quatre musiciens. Dix comédiens complètent une distribution des plus soignées où Robin Renucci incarne le gracile et désabusé docteur Victor Frankenstein, aux prises avec sa créature, animée par un hargneux au coeur tendre Denis Lavant
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French (171)
German (32)
English (25)
Japanese (10)
Spanish (2)
Chinese (1)
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