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Renn Productions

Overview
Works: 199 works in 742 publications in 6 languages and 11,902 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Biographical television programs  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Made-for-TV movies  Television mini-series 
Roles: prn, Producer, Publisher, pre
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Renn Productions
The Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen begins with a familiar epigraph "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown"--Henry IV, Part II. The action of the film takes place during the week following the death, on August 31, 1997 of Diana, Princess of Wales. One of its accomplishments, courtesy of adroit use of newsreel and other contemporary footage, is to remind viewers of the deep sadness that surrounded that event. It is also about the divergent and potentially ruinous ways the monarch and Prime Minister Tony Blair responded to the resulting torrent of national grief
Todo sobre mi madre by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

54 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuela is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son. But when tragedy strikes and her son is killed in a car accident, her world crumbles
Tess by Roman Polanski( Visual )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This fateful visit commences an epic narrative of sex, class, betrayal, and revenge. With its earthy visual textures it is a work of great pastoral beauty as well as vivid storytelling
La reine Margot = Queen Margot by Patrice Chéreau( Visual )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in French and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of France's late 16th century religious wars, Margot is thrown into a political marriage by her ruthlessly power-hungry family. When she finds herself hopelessly drawn into their murderous affairs, she realizes that her only hope of escape lies somewhere between the heroic soldier who loves her and the enemy husband who could save her
Germinal by Claude Berri( Visual )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a miner's strike that destroys one family, yet plants the seeds of change for future generations
Jean de Florette by Claude Berri( Visual )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a rural French village an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, so are dismayed to hear the man who has inherited it is moving in. They block up the spring and watch as their new neighbour tries to keep his crops watered from wells far afield through the hot summer. Though they see his desperate efforts are breaking his health and his wife and daughter's hearts they think only of getting the water
Jean de Florette ; Manon of the spring = Manon des sources by Marcel Pagnol( Visual )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in French and English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier
Le vieil homme et l'enfant = The two of us = The old man and the boy by Claude Berri( Visual )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Claude Berri's introduction on the title screens reads "This film is a true story but seen through the imagination a child particularly sensitive to the tragic events which surrounded him in occupied France. The warm affection of this family of good people who took him in nevertheless leaves him with a certain poetic nostalgia for this time and a deep gratitude toward them." This film is his re-telling and re-creation of the life of a small Jewish boy from in Nazi-occupied Paris, sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France's liberation. Forced to hide his identity, eight-year-old Claude bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa, who improbably becomes his friend and confidant
Valmont by Miloš Forman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vindictive widow Merteuil bets her friend debaucherous Valmont that he cannot seduce the virtuous (and married) Madame de Tourvel. If Valmont succeeds he may also bed Merteuil, but if he fails he must join a monastery. Set amongst the aristocracy in France in the 18th century
Jean de Florette ; Manon des sources : Jean de Florette 2ème partie( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and held by 335 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
The Lover by Jean-Jacques Annaud( Visual )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and French and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor French teenager embarks on a love affair with a wealthy Chinese man in 1929 French colonial Vietnam, defying the boundaries of age, race and class
The Pinochet case by Patricio Guzmán( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the legal case against Augusto Pinochet for crimes against humanity
The ogre( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A grotesque fairy tale about Hitler's Germany in which a naïve mechanic comes to symbolize the seductive appeal of the Nazi regime."--Container
French twist = French twist by Josiane Balasko( Visual )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in French and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Avignon, France, a lesbian musician forms a love triangle with an unhappily married couple
Lucie Aubrac by Claude Berri( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in French and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, this is the dramatic tale of a husband and wife along with their associates in the French Resistance during several months of 1943
Uranus by Claude Berri( Visual )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in French and Undetermined and held by 182 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
Viva Pedro : the Almodóvar collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight of director Pedro Almodóvar's original films
Amen by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during World War II, tells the story of a German SS officer who joins a Vatican priest in a failed attempt to convince Pope Pius XII to speak out against the deportation and extermination of European Jews
La séparation by Christian Vincent( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in French and Turkish and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne tells her husband, Pierre, that she is in love with another man. He seems to accept this as a fact of life and refrains from asking the most burning questions. However, as Anne continues to see the "other man", Pierre becomes more violent and it begins to dawn on them that something intangible has happened which cannot be put right
The Bear by André Lacombe( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in Undetermined and English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An action-packed outdoor adventure tale about Youk, an orphaned cub, and the wounded giant grizzly who befriends him. Threatened by gunfire, they begin a desperate quest for survival
 
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