Films Alain Sarde (Firm)
Most widely held works by Films Alain Sarde (Firm)
Mulholland Dr ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,326 libraries worldwide
A beautiful woman riding in a limosine 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?
La pianiste The piano teacher ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 614 libraries worldwide
The story of Erika, a middle-aged classical piano instructor who is trapped between her rigid passion for music and her suffocating home life. She escapes her life with nightly voyeuristic wanderings and self-inflicted masochistic experiments.
Ponette ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in French and English and held by 613 libraries worldwide
Sent to live with her relatives, Ponette experiences the hopes, dreams and fears of a child following the loss of a parent. Ultimately, it is her faith, love and strength of character that enable Ponette to triumphantly overcome her tragedy.
Les roseaux sauvages Wild reeds ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in French and held by 383 libraries worldwide
A poignant coming-of-age story set in southwest France in 1962. Sensitive young François is uncertain of his sexuality as he finds himself more attracted to his classmate Serge than to his platonic girlfriend Maïté. An older boy, Henri, is drawn into the circle, further complicating relationships. Through their passage into adulthood, the four experience a series of sexual and political conflicts as they explore the mysteries of the human heart.
Stupeur et tremblements Fear and trembling ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 369 libraries worldwide
A dream job rapidly becomes a nightmare for Amelie, a Japanese-born Belgian woman, who suffers a series of increasingly humiliating demotions after she lands a job as an interpreter at a large Japanese corporation.
Genesis ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and French and held by 348 libraries worldwide
A meditation on the origin of life on earth conveyed via fable and close-up cinematography featuring a variety of life forms.
Laissez-passer Safe conduct ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in French and held by 280 libraries worldwide
During the Nazi occupation of France during World War II, the nation's movie studios continued to operate. Jean Devaivre is an assistant director for Continental Pictures, a studio which has recently been taken over by the Germans and is headed by Dr. Greven. With a wife and son to support, Devaivre feels he has little choice but to continue with his work. Screenwriter Jean Aurenche, a man who lives for wine, women and song, refuses to work for Greven, and struggles to find a way to make a living with his words.
Chaos ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 271 libraries worldwide
A bourgeois woman forms an unlikely friendship with a down-on-her-luck French prostitute.
Place Vendôme ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in French and English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
Marianne is the wife of a famous diamond jeweler. When he suddenly commits suicide, she learns that the business is in shambles and she is drawn back into the jewel dealing world. Forced to sell a cache of stolen gems her husband hid in their home, she finds herself confronted by plenty of would-be suitors, including the Russian mafia and the De Beers diamond cartel.
Ça commence aujourd'hui It all starts today ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 237 libraries worldwide
A teacher struggles to make a difference in the lives of his students.
Cet amour-lá ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in French and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Marguerite Duras is one of the most widely read French novelists today. She had a celebrated love affair with Yann, her much younger muse and apprentice. The film also offers an insight into the heart and mind of one of the world's literary figures.
La bûche ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in French and held by 198 libraries worldwide
When Yvette's second husband suddenly dies days before Christmas, she turns to her three daughters from her first marriage to console her during the holidays. Not wanting their father to be alone, one of the girls invites him to Christmas dinner, forcing their parents to speak to eachother for the first time in 25 years. As their complicated lives converge, secrets are revealed that will test their love and their loyalties.
Abre los ojos ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 177 libraries worldwide
In this steamy, intriguingly complex, psychological thriller the line between reality and fantasy is hopelessly blurred. César tries to make sense of his life after a car crash leaves his once-handsome face grotesquely disfigured. After he is placed into a psychiatric penitentiary for a murder he doesn't remember committing, César's only hope is to delve into the depths of his subconscious mind where the answer to ending his living nightmare lies in his dreams.
Bitter moon ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
"A mild-mannered man attempts to rekindle the sexual fire in his marriage while on a vacation cruise. The only problem is he falls in love with another woman."--Container.
Decalage horaire Jet lag ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Rose is a pampered and prissy makeup artist who is hoping to get out of a bad relationship with her boyfriend, Sergio, by leaving him in Paris and heading off to Mexico for a holiday. After losing her cell phone, Rose borrows one from Felix, a somewhat stiff salesman with an interest in gourmet cooking, who is en route to Munich to attend a funeral. When both Rose and Felix find themselves stranded at the airport due to a transportation strike, they end up sharing a room at a nearby hotel. Their contrasting personalities make the evening interesting for them both.
Nathalie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Upon discovering that her husband is cheating on her, Catherine hires a prostitute to seduce him and report back. A strange relationship develops between the two women and soon Catherine enters a world that changes her forever.
Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Passion: Uninspired and overbudget, a bored Polish film director who is shooting a tedious movie in France, begins simultaneous love affairs with two very different women--Hanna, the owner of the hotel where his film crew stays, and Isabelle, a factory worker fired by Hanna's husband.
Capitaine Conan ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Conan, a dedicated career soldier, serves the band of fifty French irregulars under his command in the Great War. After the signing of the 1919 Armistice, Conan lays down his arms but his troops continue to fight.
Alice et Martin ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in French and held by 83 libraries worldwide
When he is ten years old, Martin, the illegitimate son of Victor, is introduced to his father for the first time. Years later in Paris, the story finds Martin carrying the emotional scars of a troubled childhood and beginning a career as a male model. There he meets Alice, a reclusive violinist, who lives with Benjamin, Martin's brother. Alice and Martin are instinctively drawn together, however, their future is threatened by the darkness that shadows Martin.
The straight story ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story about 73-year-old Alvin Straight who embarks on a dangerous and emotional journey to make amends with his 75-year-old estranged brother Lyle who had suffered a stroke. Alvin can no longer drive a car because of his eyesight and has to walk with 2 canes, but he climbs aboard his 1966 John Deere lawnmower with hitched trailer and drives the 260-mile course from Laurens, Iowa to Mt. Zion, Wis.
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