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Gruault, Jean

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Jules et Jim Jules and Jim by François Truffaut ( Visual )
100 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two friends fall in love with the same woman, who has great difficulty choosing between them. Over the ensuing decades the 3 remain close friends, despite the sexual tension inherent in their situation
L'enfant sauvage Wild child by François Truffaut ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatized account of Dr. Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard's efforts to civilize a young boy who was discovered living wild in a forest. The boy, named Victor, becomes increasingly divided between his longing for the wilderness and his new life with the doctor. Itard, whose teaching strategies survive today in the Montessori Method, is unsure whether he is helping a savage become human or turning a forest child into a semi-civilized idiot
L'histoire d'Adèle H. The story of Adele H. by François Truffaut ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A laserdisc version of Truffaut's film about a woman who realises herself in self destruction, a story of unrequited love based on the actual journals written in code by the daughter of Victor Hugo who refers to herself only as Adele H. Beginning in 1863 Adele pursues an English lieutenant to Nova Scotia and Barbados. Truffaut's idea was to make a film with a maximum of inner violence about love involving only one person. The object of her love is worthless and Adele recognises him as such. Adele's obsession is with the emotion of love itself, l'amour fou which radically draws her to a refusal of identity on the outer limits of society. Truffaut called his film 'a musical composition for one instrument' and his single minded focus on Adjani as Adele carries us to 'a larger view of the notion of neurotically willed romanticism.' Kael recognises that The Story of Adele H. is, in a strange way, 'deeply, disharmoniously funny'
La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in French and English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary film on Louis XIV (1638-1715), King of France, directed by R. Rossellini (1906-1977)
Mon oncle d'Amerique My uncle from America by Alain Resnais ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jean, René, Janine: two men and a woman from different generations and different backgrounds, whose paths meet at a crisis point in mid-life. Faced with disappointment and frustration, all three muse about a legendary "uncle in America", a guardian angel who gives them their hearts' desires and them exactly what they want to hear
Deux Anglaises et le continent Two English girls by François Truffaut ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turn-of-the-century tale of two very different sisters in love with a handsome young Parisian and how all three cope--or fail to cope--with the circumstances of their separate lives and the effects of their intertwining relationships
Jules et Jim by François Truffaut ( Book )
7 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... set before and after the First World War ... [this film] ... tells the story of a ménage à trois spanning 20 years. Two young students, Jules, an Austrian, and Jim, a Frenchman, encounter the beautiful Catherine in their quest to find the perfect woman. Free-spirited and independant, Catherine entrances both of them, and an extraordinary three-way love affair begins."
Les carabiniers by Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in French and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Centers on two peasants who join the King's army. Seduced by the promise of riches, the two leave their wives and embark into the war sending postcards home that detail their conquests. Upon their return, they learn that a peace treaty has been signed and in turn, are betrayed by the king for their overzealousness."
Les soeurs Brontë The Brontë sisters ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a remote English village, three sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, live a simple life with their brother, Branwell, and their father, the pastor Patrick Bronte. Although compelled to take posts as governesses or private tutors, the four siblings nurture their artistic aspirations. Branwell's poems begin to interest other writers and each of the sisters publishes a successful novel. The family's good fortune, however, is short lived, and soon tragedy strikes
La vie est un roman by Alain Resnais ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in French and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three intertwined tales set in a fantastic castle in the Ardennes forest. Count Forbek builds his castle on the eve of the First World War, and uses it to start a utopian community with his friends upon the conclusion of the war. In the present day, the castle, now a school and conference center, is the setting for a love triangle during an educational conference. While the adults engage in romantic games, the children staying at the castle play their own game of freeing prisoners from the castle dungeons
L'amour à mort by Alain Resnais ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Elisabeth and Simon have been together as a couple for only a few months when Simon dies. To everyone's surprise he revives after a few minutes and appears to be quite healthy again. The couple's relationship appears to become more intense, but Simon is unable to come to terms with his near-death experience, feeling an irresistible desire to withdraw from life. Their friends Judith and Jérôme, a married couple of Protestant pastors, try to rationalise how Simon and Elisabeth must feel, offering guidance and consolation through theological and philosophical discussions, but the couple are beyond the reach of human understanding or explanation, and the pervasive and persuasive music of 'the other, ' of a love beyond death, exerts an irresistible attraction."
La Chambre verte The green room ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in French and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a most personal and rigorous film, François Truffaut becomes Julien Davenne, a man who so loves the dead that he can no longer love the living. Davenne's obsession with the memory of the dead wife has spread to encompass all those he knew who are now gone, a process heightened by his guilt of surviving the first World War"--Slipcase
Suzanne Simonin, la Religieuse The Nun by Jacques Rivette ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adaptation of Diderot's classic 18th century novel explores with poetic simplicity the moving tale of a 16 year old girl who is forced by her mother to enter a convent
Jules and Jim; a film by François Truffaut ( Book )
3 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before World War I in Paris, a girl alternates between a French student, Jim, and a German student, Jules. After the war, they meet again and form a constantly shifting triangle
Paris nous appartient Paris belongs to us by Jacques Rivette ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anne, a student in Paris, becomes involved with a group of her brother's arty friends and gets sucked into a mystery involving an American expatriate, a self-destructive femme fatale, a theatre director, and a Spanish activist. The death of the latter provides cause for suspicion of a Fascist plot
Mon oncle d'Amérique by Jean Gruault ( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in French and Italian and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Susanne Simonin, la religieuse by Jacques Rivette ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in French and German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freely adapted from Diderot's 18th-century novel, the film tells the story of a 16-year-old girl compelled by her mother to enter a convent. Convinced by the mother superior, the girl accepts her vows, but soon meets with harshness and abuse when the kindly superior is followed by a cruel successor. Her desperate attempts at freedom land her first in another convent and finally, tragically, in the outside world
Two English Girls Les Deux Anglaises et le continent by Jean-Pierre Léaud ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two English sisters at the turn of the century are in love with the same man for seven years. His inability to choose between them (compounded by his overpossessive mother), and the girls' own powerful passions-- both expressed and repressed-- create a painful, emotionally charged triangle
The taking of power by Louis XIV ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cardinal Mazarin dies in 1661. The young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, who wants to be prime minister and is looting the treasury. Fouquet believes Louis will soon tire of exercizing power and overplays his hand. Louis' mistress reports this to the king who arrests Fouquet. Louis and Colbert design a brilliant strategy to keep merchants making money, nobles in debt, the urban poor working and fed, and peasants untaxed. Years later, in a coda, Louis exercises the power of the sun
The Eighties Les annees 80 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Années 80 is kind of dress rehearsal for Ackerman's uncompleted musical film La Galerie. The first sixty minutes of Les Années 80 distils some forty hours of rehearsal tapes for La Galerie, with Ackerman leading a cast of sixty-four from auditions to script readings to recording sessions ; a twenty-minute Busby Berkeley finale represents one finished section of the fullscale musical, filmed on location at the Toison d'Or shopping mall in Brussels
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Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.17 for Les soeurs ... to 0.93 for Ce que dit ...)
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French (326)
German (16)
English (12)
Spanish (9)
Multiple languages (6)
Japanese (5)
Italian (5)
Chinese (1)