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Malle, Louis 1932-1995

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Most widely held works by Louis Malle
Au revoir les enfants by Louis Malle( Visual )

122 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a Catholic boarding school during the German occupation of France, this is the story of a sensitive 12-year-old boy who befriends the new student in the class. An award-winning French film by Louis Malle. Dubbed in English
My dinner with André by Louis Malle( Visual )

47 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends, an intense, experimental theater director and a down-to-earth actor, meet over dinner
Vanya on 42nd Street by Louis Malle( Visual )

43 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of actors meet to rehearse Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and find the same conflicts in their own lives as are dealt with in the play
Atlantic City by Louis Malle( Visual )

58 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A smalltime, aging Mafia hood falls in love with a clam bar waitress, and they share the spoils of the big score against the backdrop of a changing Atlantic City
Lacombe, Lucien by Louis Malle( Visual )

83 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first French films to address the issue of collaboration during the German Occupation, Louis Malle?s brave and controversial Lacombe Lucien traces a young peasant?s journey from potential Resistance member to Gestapo recruit. At once the story of a nation and one troubled boy?s horrific coming of age, the film is a disquieting portrait of lost innocence and guilt
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud by Louis Malle( Visual )

69 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julien is a former paratrooper, who now works for millionaire arms dealer Simon Carala. He is in love with Florence, Carala's wife. They plan to murder him and make it look like a suicide, but Julien forgets a rather important detail. Leaving the engine of his sports car running, he races up to the office to retrieve it, but fate intervenes, and Julien misses his rendezvous with Florence. She spends the night wandering the Parisian streets alone. Meanwhile brash teenager Louis and his girlfriend Veronique decide to "borrow" the car, which launches a disastrous stream of coincidence with sinister consequences
Zazie dans le métro by Louis Malle( Visual )

62 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zazie is an energetic, saucy little girl from the suburbs who comes to Paris with her mother Jeanne for the weekend. Jeanne has an urgent appointment with her lover, so Uncle Gabby will be looking after Zazie. Zazie particularly wants to ride the Metro--the subway--but the train staff is on strike. So after the obligatory sightseeing trip to the Eiffel Tower, Zazie loses her uncle and embarks on a series of madcap, rather Rabelaisian adventures. While visually borrowing from silent films and cartoons, there is quite a lot of humor, social satire, cultural and linguistic commentary (drawn directly from the novel) that is incomprehensible without a thorough knowledge of French history and culture in the post-war period. To the average American viewer, it is best approached as a surrealistic, farcical slice of French life and enjoyed accordingly
Au revoir les enfants : a screenplay by Louis Malle( Book )

81 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical account of a boy's (Malle) first friendship in a Catholic Boarading school during the German occupation of France
Les amants by Louis Malle( Visual )

47 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A restless bourgeois French woman finds her eye wandering from both her husband and her lover to an attractive passing stranger
Lacombe Lucien : the complete scenario of the film by Louis Malle : text by Louis Malle( Book )

56 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a superb music score by Django Reinhardt, this is a Louis Malle film about the German occupation of France. Based on his own experiences in France during the occupation, Malle's film does not paint a pretty picture of the French Resistance and eventually he emigrated to America because of the critical reaction to this film. Essentially the tale of a young boy who wants to join the Resistance but is shunned by them because of his youth, he joins the Gestapo. Unfortunately, he then falls in love with a young Jewish girl. Push comes to shove and he suddenly has the unsympathetic Resistance and the Gestapo hot on his trail. Not a pretty picture of either side
Le souffle au coeur Murmur of the heart( Visual )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loosely based on the director's childhood, this film portrays a precocious fifteen-year-old boy as he journeys from childhood to adulthood, his story of sexual maturation, and the unorthodox relationship he has with his free-spirited mother
Pretty baby by Louis Malle( Visual )

49 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographer obsessed with the prostitutes in New Orleans' red-light district, circa 1917, is bewitched by a twelve-year-old child prostitute
Le feu follet by Louis Malle( Visual )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the last 48 hours in the life of a dissolute playboy - an "old young man" who has used up his life and is heading relentlessly toward suicide. The ghosts of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Marilyn Mornroe are invoked in the film, but Malle's vision of alcoholism, dissolution and suicide is one without self-pity or spurious sociology
Damage by Louis Malle( Visual )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged man and his son's fiancee are entangled in an intensely erotic affair that is as irrestible as it is destructive
Milou en mai May fools by Louis Malle( Visual )

59 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1968, a comic portrait of an upper-class family in revolt, a clan that gathers to bury their matriarch and ends up almost killing each other
Black moon by Louis Malle( Visual )

39 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After skirting the horrors of an unidentified war being waged in an anonymous countryside, a beautiful young woman takes refuge in a remote farmhouse where she becomes embroiled in the surreal domestic odyssey of a mysterious family. Evocatively shot by cinematographer Sven Nykvist, 'Black Moon' is a Freudian tale of adolescent sexuality set in a post-apocalyptic world of shifting identities and talking animals. It's a cinematic daydream like no other
Calcutta by Louis Malle( Visual )

45 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary film of the minute details of individual lives and situations of poverty in the overpopulated and impoverished city of Calcutta
Viva Maria! by Louis Malle( Visual )

33 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of an Irish anarchist is on the lam in Mexico circa 1910, hiding with a touring carnival troupe, where she meets singer Jeanne Moreau only to find themselves at the head of an armed peasant revolt
God's country by Louis Malle( Visual )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1979, Louis Malle traveled into the heart of Minnesota to capture the everyday lives of the men and women of a prosperous farming community. He returned six years later, during Ronald Reagan's second term, to find drastic economic decline. Free of stereotypes about America's heartland, GOD'S COUNTRY, commissioned for American public television, is a stunning work of emotional and political clarity"--Container
And the pursuit of happiness( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1986, Louis Malle (himself a transplant to the United States) set out to investigate the ever widening range of immigrant experience in America. Interviewing a variety of newcomers in middle- and working-class communities from coast to coast, Malle paints a generous, humane portrait of their individual struggles in an increasingly polyglot nation"--Container
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Louis Malle cineasta

Louis Malle francia filmrendező

Louis Malle francouzsk filmov režisr a scenrista

Louis Malle francuski reżyser filmowy

Louis Malle Frans filmregisseur

Louis Malle franzsischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Louis Malle French film director, screenwriter, and producer

Louis Malle regista francese

Ludovicus Malle

Malle, Louis

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Луи Мал

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Луі Маль

Луј Мал

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Atlantic CityAu revoir les enfants : a screenplayLacombe Lucien : the complete scenario of the film by Louis Malle : textPretty babyDamageViva Maria!Malle on Malle