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Films Alain Sarde (Firm)

Overview
Works: 177 works in 473 publications in 3 languages and 9,272 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Historical films  Romance films  Biographical films  History  Educational films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Films Alain Sarde (Firm)
Mulholland Dr. by David Lynch( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,660 WorldCat member 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?
The piano teacher by Michael Haneke( Visual )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in French and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of Erika, a middle-aged classical piano instructor who is trapped between her rigid passion for music and her suffocating home life. After subtly tormenting her students at a Vienna conservatory and battling her domineering mother in an undeclared war at home, Erika seeks solitary release through nightly voyeuristic wanderings and self-inflicted masochistic experiments. Drawn to Erika's unrelenting perfectionism, Walter, a vain and handsome young student, tragically mistakes her unraveling sanity for growing ardor. After an unspeakably cruel assault on another conservatory student, Erika and Walter's perverse courtship explodes."--Container
Ponette by Jacques Doillon( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in French and English and held by 563 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
La fille du puisatier = The well-digger's daughter by Daniel Auteuil( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 490 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 Téchiné( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in French and held by 367 WorldCat member 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
Code inconnu : récit incomplet de divers voyages = Code unknown : incomplete tales of several journeys( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in French and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a bustling Paris street corner, four separate lives intersect, interweaving the stories of a promising actress, her photojournalist boyfriend, a teacher of African descent, and a Romanian illegal immigrant. A portrait of life in a fractured, lonely world
Stupeur et tremblements = Fear and trembling by Alain Corneau( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in French and English and held by 363 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
Mulholland Dr.( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 354 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
Genesis by Claude Nuridsany( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in French and English and held by 310 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 )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 290 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 283 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 )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in French and English and held by 272 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
Ça commence aujourd'hui = It all starts today by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in French and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The director of a school for young girls near Valenciennes, France is confronted by the poor conditions in the area. He continually fights the system to try to bring joy and justice to his pupils and their families
Decalage horaire = Jet lag by Danièle Thompson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 242 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
Les enfants du siècle by Diane Kurys( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in French and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical history of the love affair between Romantic authors George Sand and Alfred de Musset that scandalized the salons of Paris in nineteenth-century France
La bûche by Danièle Thompson( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in French and held by 204 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
La pianiste( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this riveting study of the dynamics of control, Academy Award-winning director Michael Haneke takes on Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek's controversial 1983 novel about perverse female sexuality and the world of classical music ... Erika [is] a piano professor at a Viennese conservatory who lives with her mother in a claustrophobically codepen­dent relation­ship. Severely repressed, she satisfies her mas­ochistic urges only voyeuristically until she meets Walter, a student whose desire for Erika leads to a destructive infatuation that upsets the careful equilibrium of her life."--Container
Bitter moon by Roman Polanski( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 183 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
Code inconnu : récit incomplet de divers voyages = Code unknown : an incomplete account of various journeys( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 180 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
Cet amour-lá by Josée Dayan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in French and held by 178 WorldCat member 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
 
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Mulholland Dr.
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Les roseaux sauvages = Wild reedsChaosLaissez-passer = Safe conductCet amour-lá
Alternative Names
Alain Sarde Films.

Films Alarin Sarde

Films Alarin Sarde Paris

Les Films Alain Sarde.

Les Films Alain Sarde film production company

Sarde, Films Alain

Sarde, Films Alain Paris

Languages
French (128)

English (34)

Turkish (1)