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Argos Films

Overview
Works: 215 works in 864 publications in 8 languages and 18,050 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Documentary films  Short films  Angel films  Romance films  Science fiction films  Fantasy films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Argos Films
 
Most widely held works by Argos Films
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

52 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wings of Desire is one of cinema's loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts--fears, hopes, dreams--of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, he is willing to give up his immortality and come back to earth to be with her. Made not long before the fall of the Berlin wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in black and white and color by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry. And it forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

53 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust, Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps' quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage. With Night and Fog, Resnais investigates the cyclical nature of man's violence toward man and presents the unsettling suggestion that such horrors could come again
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love by Alain Resnais( Visual )

47 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in French and English and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1959, a French actress and a Japanese architect engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming mutual fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering
Die Blechtrommel = The tin drum by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

32 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in German and French and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Danzig, 1924. Oskar Matzerath is born with an intellect beyond his infancy. As he witnesses the hypocrisy of adulthood and the irresponsibility of society, Oskar rejects both, and, on his third birthday, refuses to grow. Caught in a baffling state of perpetual childhood, Oskar lashes out at all he surveys with piercing screams and frantic poundings on his tin drum, while the unheeding, chaotic world marches onward to the madness and folly of World War II."--Container
Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders( Visual )

37 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having been missing for four years and presumed dead, Travis emerges from the desert near the Texas-Mexico border and collapses at a gas station. His younger brother, Walt, a billboard artist, takes him to Walt's Los Angeles home where Travis' son, Hunter, has lived with Walt and Walt's wife, Anne, since Travis and his wife, Jane, disappeared. Travis reestablishes a relationship with Hunter, finds Jane and brings about a reunion between Jane and Hunter before leaving again
La jetée by Chris Marker( Visual )

59 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in French and English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While at the Orly Airport observation deck, a boy sees a man shot. Shortly afterwards World War III breaks out and Paris is destroyed by nuclear weapons. As one of the survivors, the now grown man is chosen as part of an experiment in time travel because he has a strong grasp on a moment in the past--the image of the man being shot at the airport. He is successfully sent back in time. But once in the past, he falls in love with a girl, and defies orders to return and be with her
Au hasard Balthazar = Balthazar by Robert Bresson( Visual )

30 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in French and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of man. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly."--Container
Mouchette by Robert Bresson( Visual )

27 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Faced with a dying mother, an absent, alcoholic father, and a baby brother in need of care, the teenage Mouchette seeks solace in nature and daily routine, a respite from her economic and prepubescent turmoil" -- Container
Masculin féminin 15 faits précis by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in French and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul, a young idealistic would-be intellectual, struggles to forge a relationship with incipient pop star Madeleine in 1960s Paris
L'Année dernière a Marienbad by Alain Resnais( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in French and English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toute la mémoire du monde: "A poetic piece about the French national library in Paris and the archiving of memory that looks forward to his later films."--Disc menu
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

18 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in French and English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juliette, a bourgeois housewife, is a loving wife and mother whose domestic moments alternate with her days and nights as a call girl
La planète sauvage = Fantastic Planet by René Laloux( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in French and English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a future world, the Oms are dominated by the Traags, a super mechanized race. Then, one of the Oms manages to escape with a Traag knowledge device
Dans l'empire des sens In the realm of the senses by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

41 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story is based on the tabloid sensation of 1936, the fatal love affair of Sada Abe, a former geisha turned maid, and Kichizo Yoshida, the owner of the Tokyo ryotei (Japanese-style restaurant) at which she worked. Abandoning his wife and his business, Kichizo gives himself up to two weeks of dissipation with Sada at a nearby inn, which climaxes in sadomasochistic love games--and his strangulation and mutilation. Kichizo is tired of life, of the militarism that has everywhere suppressed Eros in favor of Thanatos, and he and Sada are escaping, protesting, testing physical and psychological limits, while resisting a social order that condemns their actions and their very being
Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) = Chronicle of a Summer (Paris 1960) by Jean Rouch( Visual )

37 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in French and English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at several citizens's of Paris in the year 1960. Using new lightweight camera equipment the filmmaker's Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin asked passersby on the streets of Paris whether or not they were happy. The answers vary as much as the individuals interviewed. Mary Lou describes her experience as an immigrant and a single woman living in Paris. Marcelline describes the difficulty of adapting to life in Paris after having been deported to a German work camp by the Vichy police. The filmmakers interview recently arrived African and European immigrants as well as longtime Parisians to create a picture of Paris in the aftermath of World War II. The film was made in the summer of 1960 by the sociologist Edgar Morin and the ethnographer Jean Rouch, and was promoted as an example of the new film movement dubbed "cinema verite."
Muriel, ou, Le temps d'un retour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

19 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in French and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past of an antique shop owner and widow in Boulogne-sur-Mer comes back to haunt her when a former lover reenters her life. Meanwhile, her stepson is tormented by his own ghosts, related to his service in France's recently ended war in Algeria
Der Fangschuss = Coup de grace by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in German and French and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Latvia in 1919 at the end of the Russian civil war, a Prussian soldier rejects the advances of an aristocratic woman. She retaliates by joining the Bolsheviks
L'empire de la passion Empire of passion by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in Japanese and French and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1895, a small Japanese village. Part-time barmaid Seki is married to Gisaburo, a hardworking rickshaw man. Toyoji is a younger man at loose ends since leaving the army. Toyoji seduces Seki, and they embark on a desultory affair. Later, an impetuous action of Toyoji's prompts the lovers to murder Gisaburo. Three years later, Gisaburo's ghost appears, a sad and confused lost soul whose vague desperation drives his murderers to anguished guilt. This film was director Oshima's venture into the kaidan (Japanese ghost story), and was highly acclaimed on its release in 1978
Offret Sacrifice by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in Swedish and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offret: Alexander's birthday party is interrupted by news that World War III has begun and mankind is hours away from annihilation. To avoid war, Alexander promises to God that he'll sacrifice all he has, even his son
Die Faelschung by Bruno Ganz( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grateful for a respite from his imploding marriage, Hamburg newspaperman Georg arrives in civil war torn Beirut to chronicle the bloody Lebanese war. Inside a shell-pitted hotel, Georg and colleague Hoffman, join a cynical international coterie of competitive fellow journalists. Outside, they take their lives in their own hands, dodging bullets and conducting interviews that are always just a trigger pull away from becoming executions
Sans Soleil by Chris Marker( Visual )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and French and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unknown woman reads and comments on the letters she receives from a friend, a freelance cameraman who travels around the world and wonders" about the meaning of his work and about the role of the memory he helps create.--Container
 
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Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love
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Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine)

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Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my loveDie Blechtrommel = The tin drumAu hasard Balthazar = BalthazarMasculin féminin 15 faits précis2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elleLa planète sauvage = Fantastic PlanetDans l'empire des sens In the realm of the sensesDer Fangschuss = Coup de grace