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Films Alain Sarde (Firm)

Works: 135 works in 406 publications in 5 languages and 8,805 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Christmas films  Science fiction films  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Films Alain Sarde (Firm)
Mulholland Dr. by David Lynch( Visual )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman's identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his latest project
La pianiste The piano teacher by Michael Haneke( Visual )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in French and German and held by 800 WorldCat member 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 by Jacques Doillon( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in French and English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ponette is a sad little girl. She has survived a car crash that killed her mother and left her with a broken arm. Her father takes to live with an aunt, who has two children roughly her age, explaining to his tearful, disbelieving daughter that her mother is not coming back. Not understanding the finality of death in an adult way, Ponette wonders why if Jesus gets to rise from the dead, why can't her mother? Thrown into a new environment, however, Ponette begins to heal and grow up in spite of herself. While grappling with confusing religious issues, and trying to understand the meaning of life and death, the film delves into the magical world of a four-year old, where stuffed animals have extraordinary powers, dolls are more than inanimate objects, and God is someone you can talk to and expect an answer from
Code inconnu récit incomplet de divers voyages = Code unknown : incomplete tales of several journeys by Michael Haneke( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in French and English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composed almost entirely of brilliantly shot, single-take vignettes focusing on characters connected to one seemingly minor incident on a Paris street, Haneke's film, with an outstanding international cast is a revelatory take on racial inequality and the failure of communication in today's increasingly diverse European landscape
La fille du puisatier = The well-digger's daughter by Marcel Pagnol( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pre-World War II France, a father is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his saintly daughter when she gets in trouble with a dashing air force pilot
Les roseaux sauvages Wild reeds by André Techiné( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in French and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. In Francois's classroom, there are Serge, whose brother has just married to try to escape from the war in Algeria, and Henri, a pied-noir (Algerian-born Frenchman). An intricate web of (hetero and homo)sexual and political tension develops between the four young people, against the background of the distant but pertinent civil war in Algeria
Stupeur et tremblements = Fear and trembling by Alain Corneau( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in French and English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The profound impact of a childhood spent in Japan encourages the young Belgian Amelie to return to Tokyo, where she takes up the offer of a one-year contract with a vast trading house, Yumimoto. With enthusiasm and initiative, she takes on all the tasks allotted to her. This does not please her superiors at all and it soon becomes apparent that there is a clear social order that Amelie is not adhering to. Amelie becomes totally entranced by her colleague Fubuki's statuesque and mask-like beauty. Before long, through the kindness of Mr Tenshi, she discovers that her idol, Fubuki, is behind her downfall and the reason why she has been relegated to cleaning the company's toilets. The humiliation of the Westerner is the name of the game at Yumimoto. Amelie's perseverance puzzles her Japanese colleagues who could not tolerate such a loss of face
Genesis by Claude Nuridsany( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in French and English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blending humor with seriousness, innocence with wisdom, an African griot uses the evocative language of myth and fable to relate the birth of the universe and the stars, the fiery beginnings of our planet and the appearance of life on earth
Chaos by Coline Serreau( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bourgeois woman forms an unlikely friendship with a down-on-her-luck French prostitute
Laissez-passer Safe conduct by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in French and held by 288 WorldCat member 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
Place Vendôme by Nicole Garcia( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in French and English and held by 281 WorldCat member 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
Decalage horaire Jet lag by Danièle Thompson( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"She is running away from a man she hopes she no longer loves. He's running after a woman he believes he still loves. He has a first-class ticket on a flight from New York to Munich. She has a cheap last minute ticket for Mexico City. He is on the verge of a nervous breakdown but won't admit it. She is seeing for the first time with open eyes that her life is a failure. She is chatty, extrovert, doesn't go unnoticed. He is a discreet, taciturn, totally withdrawn. Felix and Rose are so unready to meet each other."--Container
Ça commence aujourd'hui It all starts today by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in French and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teacher struggles to make a difference in the lives of his students
Christmas in Connecticut by Danièle Thompson( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in French and held by 206 WorldCat member 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 each other for the first time in 25 years. As their complicated lives converge, secrets are revealed that will test their love and their loyalties
Cet amour-lá by Josée Dayan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in French and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un jour, dans sa vie d'étudiant de province, Yann tombe amoureux d'un nom: celui de Marguerite Duras. Il dévore tous ses livres et lui écrit plusieurs fois par jour. C'est le début d'une passion qui passe d'abord par les mots. Lorsqu'ils se rencontrent pour la première fois à Trouville, c'est comme s'ils se connaissaient depuis toujours..."--Container
Bitter moon by Roman Polanski( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 188 WorldCat member 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
Jean-Luc Godard by Claude Ventura( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 159 WorldCat member 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
Nathalie-- by Anne Fontaine( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in French and held by 154 WorldCat member 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
Abre los ojos Open your eyes by Alejandro Amenábar( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Marius & Fanny( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marius and Fanny are the first two parts of Marcel Pagnol's classic trilogy following the loves and losses of a Marseille port community. Actor and director Daniel Auteuil has...recreated the grand emotions of these beloved texts" --Container
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Mulholland Dr.
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Alain Sarde Films.

Films Alarin Sarde

Films Alarin Sarde Paris

Les Films Alain Sarde.

Sarde, Films Alain

Sarde, Films Alain Paris

French (115)

English (39)

Spanish (9)

German (3)

Turkish (1)

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