WorldCat Identities

Janus Films

Overview
Works: 1,248 works in 4,643 publications in 8 languages and 222,240 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Children's films  Animated films  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History 
Roles: Distributor, fds, prn, Producer, pre
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Janus Films
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

45 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

27 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 2,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four people describe the murder of a nobleman and the rape of his wife with each person's testimoy contradicting the other's
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

28 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in German and English and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a drama based on the actual case of the Dusseldorf murderer recounting the hunt by the law and the underworld for a psychopathic murderer of young girls
Lord of the flies by William Golding( Visual )

23 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty English schoolboys are stranded on an uncharted island at the start of the "next" war. With no adults present, they quickly turn into savages
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

32 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in Swedish and English and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distinguished professor emeritus who lives alone with his housekeeper can only come to terms with his egocentricity by traveling back in time to his earliest youth, finding there the seeds of his failure as husband, lover, father. This film deals with the phenomena of old age wherein childhood memories return with ever-increasing clarity while great stretches of the prime of life vanish into obscurity
Orfeu negro = Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( Visual )

38 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Against a background of the Rio carnival, a black tram driver accidentally kills his girlfriend, and after seeking her in the nether regions kills himself to be with her."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

17 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, the towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer
Amarcord by Federico Fellini( Visual )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in Italian and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the Fascist period, Federico Fellini satirizes his youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge, all set to Nino Rota's classic, nostalgia-tinged score."--Container
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ce film, réalisé à l'aide de documentation photographique, évoque l'horreur des camps de concentration nazis pendant la dernière guerre mondiale."
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( Visual )

18 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in Italian and English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guido est cinéaste. En panne d'inspiration, il se réfugie alternativement dans une cure thermale, dans ses souvenirs d'enfance, dans des problèmes sentimentaux passablement confus entre sa femme Luisa et sa maîtressse Carla, ou encore dans le rêve, avec Claudia. La ronde finale emportera tout ce monde sans que le problème soit vraiment résolu
L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

33 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in Italian and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about the search for woman who goes missing while on a yacht cruise off the coast of Sicily. Her boyfriend and best friend end up finding each other instead
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. Tells the story of a Samurai lord who kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
La règle du jeu : fantaisie dramatique de Jean Renoir = The rules of the game : a dramatic fantasy by Jean Renoir( Visual )

28 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in French and English and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners, in which a weekend at a marquis's countryside chateau lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haute bourgeois acquaintances. The film was a victim of tumultuous history: it was subjected to cuts after premiere audiences rejected it in 1939, and the original negative was destroyed during World War II. It wasn't reconstructed until 1959. That version, which has stunned viewers for decades, is presented here
Beauty and the beast by Jean Cocteau( Visual )

22 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in French and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A restoration of the original 1946 French film, telling the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him
Le ballon rouge = The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse( Visual )

20 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Red balloon (34 min.) describes a little boy's friendship with a magical red balloon as they have adventures in the streets of Paris. The boy must save the balloon, however, from a gang of urchins who want to destroy it. White Mane (38 min.) tells the story about a boy in the south of France who wins the friendship of a proud wild stallion and together they escape into the sea from the attacks of ranchers
Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

14 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo Story follows an aging couple, Tomi and Sukichi, on their journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, post-war Tokyo. Their reception is disappointing: too busy to entertain them, their children send them off to a health spa. After Tomi falls ill she and Sukichi return home, while the children, grief-stricken, hasten to be with her
La passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

21 editions published between 1928 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En Rouen, 1431, tiene lugar el proceso contra Juana, una joven de diecinueve años que asegura ser envíada de Dios para salvar Francia. En la sala del Tribunal se enfrenta a una cohorte de teólogos y jueces que la interrogan sobre sus visiones de San Miguel. Preguntada acerca de su atuendo masculino, responde que se lo quitará cuando haya cumplido su misión
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

25 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III: Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )

16 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime-- and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

34 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in French and English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This François Truffaut's first feature is the partially autobiographical story of a 12-year-old boy, unhappy at home and at school, who finds himself in a detention centre ; he finally escapes and keeps running. Starring Jean-Pierre Lead, Claire Maurier, Albert Remy
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Rashōmon
Alternative Names
ヤヌス・フィルムズ

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RashōmonMLord of the fliesSmultronstället = Wild strawberries8 1/2Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Beauty and the beastLe ballon rouge = The Red Balloon