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U.G.C. (Firm)

Overview
Works: 911 works in 1,291 publications in 8 languages and 12,188 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Romance films  Fantasy films  Biographical films  Films à clef  Political films  History 
Roles: Publisher, Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by U.G.C. (Firm)
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain = Amélie from Montmartre by Jean-Pierre Jeunet( Visual )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shy waitress working in a Paris café dedicates herself to helping others find happiness
Mar adentro = The sea inside by Alejandro Amenábar( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, Spaniard Ramon Sampedro fights a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life. The film explores Ramón's relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought possible. Despite his wish to die, Ramón taught everyone he encountered the meaning, value and preciousness of life
Delicatessen by Jean-Pierre Jeunet( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in French and Turkmen and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a futuristic society where meat is a rare commodity, a delicatessen serves up its customers as a nutritious replacement
Primary colors by Mike Nichols( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Stanton is a virtually unknown Southern governor on a quest for the White House with his strong, savvy and equally ambitious wife, Susan. Running against the odds, the Stantons need all the help they can get from their extremely colorful political team. Together, they take off on a hilarious, heart-wrenching and ultimately history-making roller coaster ride to the top
Journal d'un curé de campagne by Robert Bresson( Visual )

25 editions published between 1950 and 2004 in French and English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first internationally recognized work of the French cinema's most spiritual artist-director was this adaptation of Georges Bernanos' novel about a priest with a small rural parish who fails to make much impression; and, falling ill, he dies alone. Slow and austere, with little dialogue, but considerable visual beauty--very typical of its director
À la folie-- pas du tout = He loves me, he loves me not by Charles Gassot( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angelique, a young student, is in love with a married doctor. She tries to convince him to leave his pregnant wife. Is the love affair 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 by André Techiné( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 433 WorldCat member 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
Crime d'amour( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabelle, a young executive at a multinational corporation, is drawn into a web of seduction, domination, and danger by her boss, Christine, whom Isabelle idolizes
Et soudain tout le monde me manque = The day I saw your heart by Jennifer Devoldère( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eli, who's about to be 60, is expecting a baby with his new wife. Upon hearing this news, his two grown daughters, Dom, who is trying to adopt, and Justine, who flits from one boyfriend to the next, are shocked. To get closer to Justine, whom he has never gotten along with, Eli has the bright idea of making friends with all of her exes ... without her knowledge. But when Justine falls in love again and Eli is about to ruin everything, this family is on the verge of falling apart
Thérèse by Claude Miller( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Therese has married wealthy but arrogant Bernard Desqueyroux, and is now part of his oppressively traditionalist family. When Bernard's younger sister Anna falls madly in love with a handsome young Portuguese man, Therese is tasked by the family to persuade Anna to forego the planned nuptials. But as she witnesses Anna's determination to keep her lover by her side, Therese finds her own desire to free herself from the provincial conventions that threaten to keep her forever repressed
Impardonnables = Unforgivable by André Techiné( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis is a successful crime writer who moves to Venice to work on his next novel. When he meets model-turned-real-estate-agent Judith, he is instantly infatuated. Francis and Judith eventually marry and move to a remote house on Torcello Island but Francis' newfound happiness hinders his writing. Obsessing over what Judith does while at work, he hires a young ex-convict to investigate. As Judith's sexual past is revealed both men become increasingly fixated on the mysterious woman
Arizona dream by Emir Kusturica( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and French and held by 235 WorldCat member 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
Les témoins = The witnesses by André Techiné( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This story covers the overlapping stories of a group of French Parisiens who discover the reality of the Aids epidemic through their complex relations with a young man; Manu. The story unfolds through the complex interactions arranged as scenes as they interact with the character Manu as Sister, Lover, Friend, confidante and even rival as their already difficult relationships become crystallised by his premature diagnosis and inevitably demise. Each character has their life priorities questioned and they are forced into re-evaluation of the very basic tenets to which they had hitherto held self evident. The Doctor calls Manu his "Eros" and this self deprecating and lonely man is infused with vicarious energy at the simple prescence of this charasmatic individual who with devastating simplicity wins over the cynical underworld of sexplotation and their even harder protagonists in the shape of the Chief of Police. He is inviolate, kind, demonstrative and unafraid and takes joy in the simple pleasures of life until he must deal with the horror of his prognosis. Numerous sub stories link the individual struggles of characters to exist, to create, to advance their careers and even to crusade with Manu the keystone enabling these stories to provide context for this thoughtful retrospective of the reality of the mindset at the beginning of this 'war' against AIDS."--IMDb website
White man's burden by Desmond Nakano( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in Chinese and English and held by 213 WorldCat member 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
Falstaff = Chimes at midnight by Orson Welles( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orson Welles' adaptation of the Falstaff story, taken from the Shakespeare plays and Holinshed's chronicles. Sir John Falstaff is the hero in this compilation of extracts from Shakespeare's 'Henry IV' and other plays, made into a connected story of Falstaff's career as young Prince Hal's drinking companion. The massive knight roisters with and without the prince, philosophizes comically, goes to war (in his own fashion), and meets his final disappointment, set in a real-looking late-medieval England
The doom generation by Gregg Araki( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two angst-filled teen lovers pick up a dangerous drifter. The three then go on a murder and sex filled spree
Germania, anno zero by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

10 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in German and Italian and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film tells the story of a 12 year old boy who works with increasing desperation to support his family in war-torn Germany. He kills his sickly father, and then, unable to live with such a deed, kills himself. Filmed shortly after WWII in Berlin, a place filled with starving people, rampant crime, and a generation confused by the role their fathers played in one of history's greatest tragedies. Rossellini took people off the streets of Berlin to play the characters in this, his last Neo-Realist film. This film poignantly captured the impoverished state of Berlin at that time
Il Mostro( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in Italian and held by 131 WorldCat member 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
Daddy nostalgie by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The setting is the Riviera in autumn. A retired English businessman has just been through heart surgery but it has, apparently, done little to relieve his constant pain or improve his long-term survival prospects. During his recuperation Caroline, his adult daughter, comes from Paris to be with him and her mother, Miche, and she and her father begin to communicate as adults for the first time."--Container
Mina Tannenbaum by Martine Dugowson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mousy, introspective Mina and overweight, outgoing Ethel meet at age seven, and for the next 25 years their lives are intimately intertwined until they clash over their careers and the man they both want
 
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Mar adentro = The sea inside
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DelicatessenÀ la folie-- pas du tout = He loves me, he loves me notThe doom generationMina Tannenbaum