Most widely held works by U.G.C. (Firm)
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Russian and French and held by 1,650 libraries worldwide
Amélie is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amélie didn't attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and an active fantasy life. Despite all this, Amélie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a Paris cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. She decides to step into the lives of others around her to help them out.
Journal d'un curé de campagne ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1950 and 2004 in French and English and held by 688 libraries worldwide
A new priest arrives in the French country village of Ambricourt to attend to his first parish. The rural congregation rejects him immediately. Through his country diary entries, the suffering young man relays a crisis of faith that threatens to drive him away from the village and God.
Delicatessen ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in French and held by 612 libraries worldwide
In a futuristic society where meat is a rare commodity, a delicatessen serves up its customers as a nutritious replacement.
À la folie-- pas du tout He loves me, he loves me not ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Angelique, a young student, is in love with a married doctor. She tries to convince him to leave his pregnant wife. Do they share their passion, or is this the one-sided obsession of a desperate woman clinging to a hopeless dream, and turning it into a nightmare when she realizes it may not come true?
La fille du RER The girl on the train ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 419 libraries worldwide
"Jeanne lives in a house in the suburbs with her mother Louise. The two women get on well together. Louise earns her living by looking after children. Jeanne is half-heartedly looking for a job. Louise harbors the hope of getting her daughter a job with Samuel Bleistein, a famous lawyer she knew in her youth. They are set on a collision course because of an incredible lie that Jeanne invents, a lie that grows into the biggest news and political story of the day."--Container.
Témoins The witnesses ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 208 libraries worldwide
The lives of a writer, her boyfriend, a well-known doctor, and an attractive gay man all intersect when they are faced with the AIDS epidemic during the sexual revolution in the early 1980s.
White man's burden ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Set in a time where color roles have been reversed, Louis Pinnock (John Travolta), a poor man of the ghetto, struggles to support his family. When he loses his job at the whim of the factory's owner (Harry Belafonte), Louis decides to take on the system by taking on his former boss.
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain Amélie from Montmartre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Amélie is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amélie didn't attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and an active fantasy life. Despite all this, Amélie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. She decides to step into the lives of others around her to help them out.
Arizona dream ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and French and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Freshly arrived in small-town Arizona from New York City, Axel plans to stay only long enough to be best man at his uncle's wedding, but he soon discovers that desert life has its charms-- including an attractive older woman and her intriguing daughter. This is the American release version, running approx. 23 min. shorter than the "Director's cut".
Daddy nostalgie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 134 libraries worldwide
The estranged daughter of a screenwriter rushes home to her ill father to come to terms with her feelings for him.
Amelie ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in French and Chinese and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Amâelie is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amâelie didn't attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and an active fantasy life. Despite all this, Amâelie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. She decides to step into the lives of others around her to help them out.
The doom generation ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and French and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Two angst-filled teen lovers pick up a dangerous drifter. The three then go on a murder and sex filled spree.
Il Mostro ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in Italian and held by 114 libraries worldwide
A vicious serial killer is on the loose committing rape and murder. Landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect, due to his unfortunate habit of getting caught in compromising yet innocent situations. An undercover policewoman is assigned to watch the suspect and find evidence for his arrest.
Deutschland im Jahre Null ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in German and Italian and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Edmund, a young boy who lives amid the rubble that is Berlin after World War II, struggles and scrambles to help his family in getting food and barely survive.
Journal d'un curé de campagne Diary of a country priest ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1951 and 1989 in French and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Recounts the story of a devout and withdrawn young priest's assignment to his first rural parish. Disliked and misunderstood by his parishoners, his only support comes from a neighboring vicar who recognizes his near-sainthood.
Le combat dans l'ile ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Clement leads a secret double life as a member of a right-wing extremist organization. When he's ratted out after an assassination attempt on a prominent politician, Clement and his long-suffering wife Anne flee Paris to the country home of his childhood friend, Paul. While Clement embodies reactionary machismo with his sudden outbursts of brutality, Paul is an easy-going, gentle pacifist. As affection blossoms between Paul and Anne, tensions soar and will eventually explode.
Falstaff Chimes at midnight ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Story of the friendship between the bohemian, boisterous Falstaff and the young Prince Hal, the future King of England. It dramatizes the betrayal of that friendship, and Falstaff's disillusionment when the prince does become king.
Aime ton pére A loving father ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Drama about a celebrated writer on the brink of being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature who sets off for Sweden from Switzerland by motorcycle. During the journey he encounters the scene of a terrible accident involving his estranged son Paul (who was on his way to his father having heard the news of the award). The two end up driving to Stockholm together as they try to patch up their relationship.
Il pleut sur Santiago ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 37 libraries worldwide
"It's September of 1973, and Santiago, the capital city of Chile, is about to witness a bloody war. Soon, army tanks, directed by General Augustin Pinochet, will invade the peaceful city streets, setting the stage for a brutal coup d'etat, masterminded by America's C.I.A."--Container.
Arizona dream ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Newly arrived in small-town Arizona from New York city, Axel plans to stay only long enough to be best man at his uncle's wedding, but he soon discovers that desert life has its charms - including an attractive older woman and her intriguing daughter.
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