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Films A2 (Firm)

Overview
Works: 207 works in 588 publications in 5 languages and 9,011 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Romance films  Swashbuckler films  Detective and mystery films  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Films A2 (Firm)
Cyrano de Bergerac by J.-P Rappeneau( Visual )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in French and Chinese and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cyrano, a master swordsman and poet, feels he can not woo his beloved Roxane due to an unfortunate physical flaw: his grotesquely large nose. Resigning himself to helping another suitor, the dashing yet tongue-tied Christian, Cyrano uses his mastery of words to win Roxane for him. But when Roxane finds that she has fallen for Christian's mind - and not for his beauty - which of her two suitors will finally possess her heart?" -- Container
Camille Claudel by Bruno Nuytten( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in French and English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most important collaborations in the history of art, that of legendary sculptor Rodin, and the creative prodigy Camille Claudel
Un dimanche à la campagne by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in French and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at family life in pre-World War I France; a man and his family visits his father, an aging Impressionist painter
Coup de torchon( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Lucien Cordier, the only police officer in a small African village, is ridiculed by the local pimp, cheated on by his wife, and suffers his mistresses being beaten, he begins to get rid of the evil ones in his life
Sans toit ni loi = Vagabond by Agnès Varda( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in French and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a largely non-professional cast Varda recollects the tragic story of Mona, a defiant young drifter found frozen to death in a ditch in southwest France, through a series of flashbacks and semi-documentary style "interviews" of those who encountered her during the last few weeks of her life
Jean de Florette ; Manon des sources : Jean de Florette 2ème partie( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean de Florette: Set amidst the rugged hills of Provence, this epic saga follows the heroic efforts of Jean Cadoret, who inherits a farm from his mother, Florette, and leaves his city job behind, hoping to create a "new Eden" with his wife and daughter. But, unbeknownst to Jean, his greedy neighbor, César Soubeyran, is plotting to steal the land out from under him with a wicked scheme that drives Jean to the brink of madness
Vivement dimanche! = Confidentially yours by François Truffaut( Visual )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in French and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When businessman Julien Vercel is accused of murdering his wife and her lover, he hides in his office to avoid capture. It is up to his secretary Barbara, who is secretly in love with him, to prove his innocence
Une affaire de femmes = Story of women by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in French and English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To survive Nazi-occupied 1940's France, Marie turns to illegally aborting pregnancies for a hefty fee. As her income increases, Marie moves her family to a posh apartment. Completely seduced by her lifestyle, Marie ignores her shell-shocked husband Paul. Things take a disastrous turn after one of Marie's "customers" dies and her husband turns her over to the authorities. Inspired by the real-life of Marie-Louise Girard, who was executed in 1943 by the Vichy Government, who'd declared abortion as a Crime Against the State because it diminished the number of potential soldiers
The Lover by Jean-Jacques Annaud( Visual )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and French and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other
Eréndira by Ruy Guerra( Visual )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedia negra que presenta a una adolescente que es forzada a prostituirse por su codiciosa abuela
Sans toit ni loi = Vagabond by Agnès Varda( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mona, an aimless drifter in the French countryside, deeply touches the lives of the people she meets and confronts them with her own ideas of freedom
Therese by Alain Cavalier( Visual )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the life of St. Thérèse de Lisieux, using religious imagery to explore directly the human quest for God
Rendez-vous by André Téchiné( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in French and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An impulsive and instinctual adolescent girl arrives in Paris, hot for an acting career. Propelled from one man to another, she in involved in strange relationships that lead to obsession and suicide. Cast in an avant-garde production of "Romeo and Juliet", devised by an enigmatic director who was the former mentor of her moody, violent lover, this recklessly ambitious actress must confront her own fears and guilt to achieve the emotional honesty necessary to survive as a woman and as an artist"--Box
Van Gogh by Maurice Pialat( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After leaving the asylum, Vincent Van Gogh settles in Auvers-sur-Oise, in the home of Doctor Gachet, an art lover and patron. Vincent keeps painting amidst the conflicts with his brother Theo and the torments of his failing mental health. He has an affair with Marguerite, his host's daughter. However, she soon realizes that he doesn't love her and that his heart beats only for his art
Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective: Godard's pastiche of genres from romance and gangster films to slapstick, melodrama, crime stories and film noir incorporates several stories set in one Parisian hotel, featuring a hotel detective and assistant, a fight promoter having an affair, and a Mafia chieftain
La balance by Bob Swaim( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in French and English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The special French police force, the Territorial Brigade, needs an informer and they put the squeeze on Dédé, a pimp, and Nicole, his girlfriend
Uranus by Claude Berri( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in French and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small village in post-World War II France. An informer seeking revenge on a tavern owner claims a Nazi collaborator is hiding in the tavern. This throws the village into an uproar
Entre nous = Between us( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in French and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Lyons in the 1950's, Madeleine and Lena are trapped in a rut of middle-class complacency. Their relationship deepens into a dependency that eventually bursts the confines of the provincial society around them
Coup de foudre by Diane Kurys( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in French and English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire décrit la rencontre puis l'amitié entre deux femmes que tout oppose au lendemain de la seconde guerre mondiale, et la jalousie terrible et violente que cette amitié fait naître chez le mari de l'une d'elles
Olivier Olivier by Agnieszka Holland( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in French and English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based, unimaginably, on a true story about Olivier, the coddled nine-year old son of a provincial French family, who disappears mysteriously. Despite the promises of a well-meaning police inspector, Olivier fails to reappear. The loss breaks up the already tension filled family of Nadine (the older sister), the over-protective mother and the vet father. The father leaves the wife and daugher after bitter recriminations and grief. Six years later Olivier "reappears" from his life as a street hustler in Paris and claims to have forgotten his childhood. This second Olivier prevents another local child from being murdered by a peasant homosexual who had killed the nine-year old Olivier whose remains are exhumed in the peasant's cottage. A dark film showing ugliness behind seeming rural bliss. Some sensitive performances by Golovine (Nadine), the father (Cluzet) and the intricate character of the mother (Rouan). Shows French fascination with the occult
 
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French (142)

English (31)

Spanish (15)

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