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Renn Productions

Overview
Works: 224 works in 712 publications in 6 languages and 11,777 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  War films  Romance films  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: prn, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Renn Productions
The Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,660 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 )

50 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman must come to terms with the death of her 17-year-old son and her past when she seeks out her son's father
Tess by Roman Polanski( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic romance, Tess Darbeyville, a beautiful young peasant in late 19th century England, seeks her fortune with the wealthy D'Urbervilles, whom her family believes to be distant relatives. Although Tess rejects the advances of the D'Urberville's son Alex, he forcibly seduces her, leaving her pregnant and alone. After her sickly baby dies, Tess falls in love with Angel, a parson's son, who abandons her on their wedding night after she confesses her past "sin." This forces Tess to return to Alex, a fateful decision with tragic consequences
La reine Margot = Queen Margot by Patrice Chéreau( Visual )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1572, and France is torn apart by the religious wars between Catholics and Protestants. To calm the hatred, the ruthless royal matriarch Catherine de Medici plans an alliance for peace, the marriage of her daughter Margot to the Protestant Henri de Bourbon, King of Navarre. However, any ideas of peace are quickly abandoned, and bloodshed and violence result
Germinal by Claude Berri( Visual )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 591 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 )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Jean Cadoret, a man who inherits a farm from his mother and foolishly hopes to become a gentleman farmer. But even before he arrives, his powerful neighbor is plotting to steal his land by withholding irrigation water from a stream
Le vieil homme et l'enfant = The two of us = The old man and the boy by Claude Berri( Visual )

5 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 412 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
Manon des sources : Jean de Florette 2ème partie( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in French and English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after the tragic events of Jean de Florette, Manon (Jean's daughter) seeks revenge against those she holds responsible for her father's death
Valmont by Miloš Forman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 389 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 )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon of the spring: In this sequel to Jean de Florette, ten years after her father's death, Manon has no idea that her neighbor cheated her out of her father's land. But when she discovers that Soubeyran was directly responsible for her father's death, Manon goes after him with a vengeance
The Lover by Jean-Jacques Annaud( Visual )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and French and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Indochina of the 1920s, a 15 year old French schoolgirl and a wealthy Chinese man more than twice her age are thrown together by a twist of fate. It is a moment of instant attraction and before long the couple find themselves caught up in an affair of uncontrollable desires. But this is forbidden love. She is damned by family and friends; he is disowned by his father. But still the star-crossed lovers will not be parted though, even as their passion grows, one question haunts them constantly. Are the bonds of love that tie them, strong enough to surivive the torment of scandal?
The ogre( Visual )

6 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
The Pinochet case by Patricio Guzmán( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the legal case against Augusto Pinochet for crimes against humanity
French twist = French twist by Josiane Balasko( Visual )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in French and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loli, Laurent et leurs deux enfants forment une famille en apparence modèle. Pourtant, mécontente des nombreuses absences de son mari dont elle n'imagine pas l'infidélité chronique, la jeune femme se laisse séduire par Marijo, une lesbienne qui est tombée en panne avec son camping-car devant la maison. Complètement abasourdi par la situation mais tenant absolument à son épouse, Laurent se voit obliger de composer avec sa concurrente qui s'installe chez lui
Jean de Florette ; Manon of the spring = Manon des sources by Claude Berri( Visual )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in French and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon of the spring: Ten years have passed since the tragic events of Jean de Florette. Jean's daughter Manon, now a beautiful young shepardess in the nearby hills, appears to accuse the Soubeyrans of killing her father. Tragedy results before César, the neighbor who destroyed Jean, learns the truth of his actions
Lucie Aubrac by Claude Berri( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in French and held by 226 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 187 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 by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight of director Pedro Almodóvar's original films
La séparation by Christian Vincent( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in French and held by 147 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
Amen by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Waffen-SS officer employed in the SS Hygiene Institute, is shocked to learn that the process he has developed to eradicate typhus is now being used for killing Jews in extermination camps. When he attempts to notify the Pope about the gassings he is appalled by the lack of response he gets from the Catholic hierarchy, except for one priest
 
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Todo sobre mi madreJean de FloretteManon des sources : Jean de Florette 2ème partieThe LoverJean de Florette ; Manon of the spring = Manon des sourcesUranusViva Pedro : the Almodóvar collectionLa séparation