WorldCat Identities

Decae, Henri

Works: 144 works in 547 publications in 7 languages and 8,172 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  New wave films  History  Caper films  Interviews  Science fiction films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Henri Decae
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

54 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensitively recreating the trials of Truffaut's own childhood, portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime
Les cousins by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

29 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple, good-hearted country cousin Charles comes to study at the Sorbonne in Paris where he stays at the luxury apartment of Paul, his cynical city cousin. Charles works hard but fails his exams, Paul doesn't but passes and gets Charles's girl. Chabrol's second feature film re-unites Jean-Claude Brialy and Gerard Blain, the two lead actors from his debut feature, 'Le Beau Serge'. Paul (Brialy) is a hedonistic and confident Parisian student living in his uncle's fashionable inner city flat. He spends his time drinking, carousing, sleeping with a variety of female friends and playing the role of matchmaker for his friends, arranging trysts in an ongoing merry go round of bed partners. He is an emotionally remote and decadent man, adhering to a dubious moral code, who approaches his friends love lives with devilish detachment. Charles (Blain) is his naive country cousin, a dedicated student, who stays with Paul whilst studying for his law exams. When Charles is introduced to Paul's swinging set, he instantaneously falls for Florence, a beautiful woman who is intrigued by Charles' innocence. Paul is perturbed as he observes the attraction between the two and the respect that Charles displays for Florence. A clash is inevitable as the rivalry for Florences affection grows. The contrast between the two main characters morality is acute, especially in their attitudes toward women. A dramatic study of class conflict and personal responsibility 'Les Cousins' is a riveting and perverse study of decadent Parisian student life. The City of Lights is captured by Decae's camera as if seen through the amazed eyes of Charles. The film won the Best Film award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1959. Also available on 16mm
Le samouraï The samurai( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in Spanish and French and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nightclub owner, he finds himself confronted by a series of witnesses, who drop his perfect world into the hands of a persistent police investigator and Jef's shadowy employer, both of whom are determined to put an end to the career criminal
Plein soleil Purple noon by René Clément( Visual )

31 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ulises: adaptación de "La Odisea" de Homero que narra los esfuerzos de Ulises por llegar a su hogar en Itaca tras los diez años de la Guerra de Troya
Le cercle rouge Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-con fresh out of prison, a notorious escapee, and an alcoholic ex-cop plan a heist against impossible odds as a relentless inspector pursues them
Bob le flambeur Bob the gambler by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob, un viejo gangster y un jugador empedernido, está casi a punto de arruinarse. Entonces decide, a pesar de las advertencias de los amigos, atracar un casino de Dauville. Todo está planeado a la perfección, pero la policía está informada del asalto y no todo saldrá como Bob espera
Les enfants terribles by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in French and Spanish and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elisabeth is very protective of her teenage brother Paul, who has been injured in a snowball fight at school and has to rest in bed most of the time. The siblings are inseparable, living in the same room, fighting, playing secret games, and rarely leaving the house. Paul's friend, Gerard, often drops by to stay with them. One day Elisabeth brings home Agathe to live with them. She bears a strong resemblance to Dargelos, a schoolboy whom Paul had a crush on and the same boy who injured him. Paul and Agathe become attracted to each other, causing Elizabeth to be very jealous
Les amants by Louis Malle( Visual )

25 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 440 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
Cybèle : ou, Les dimanches de Ville d'Avray = Sundays and Cybele by Serge Bourguignon( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in French and Spanish and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre se hace pasar por el padre de una niña para sacarla del orfanato cada domingo y pasar el tiempo juntos. Aislados e ingenuos, encuentran en su amistad la ternura que tanto necesitan, pero su inocente relación es malinterpretada por casi todo el mundo
The boys from Brazil by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

24 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ezra Lieberman, célèbre chasseur de nazis, reçoit un étrange appel en provenance du Paraguay. Son correspondant l'informe qu'un complot se prépare. A sa tête, le sinistre docteur Mengele, terrifiant médecin nazi recherché par toutes les polices. Son objectif : assassiner 94 hommes à travers le monde. Quel est le but de ce complot ? Quel point commun réunit les 94 victimes ? Lieberman se lance dans une enquête, dont la solution est au-delà de ses pires cauchemars... (source : allociné)
Le silence de la mer = The silence of the sea by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

12 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in French and Spanish and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1941. An idealistic, naive German officer in Nazi occupied France is assigned to the home of a middle-aged man and his grown niece. Their response to his presence - their only form of resistance - is complete silence
Les bonnes femmes by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Parisian shop girls, Ginette, Rita, Jacqueline and Jane seek fulfillment and love. Rita has a fiance whose family is obsessed with social status. Jane has a boyfriend in the army, but she still enjoys herself with chance encounters. Ginette has a secret passion that keeps her away from her colleagues at nights. Jacqueline is lonely, but a mysterious motorcyclist constantly follows her
Léon Morin, priest by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

18 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Léon Morin is a devoted man of the cloth who is also the crush object of all the women of a small village in Nazi-occupied France. He finds himself most drawn to a sexually frustrated widow, a borderline heretic whose relationship with her confessor is a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire. A triumph of mood, setting, and innuendo, Léon Morin, Priest is an irreverent pleasure from one of French cinema's towering virtuosos
Le Samouraï by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

14 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hired assassin who lives by a code of self-sufficiency betrays himself by falling in love with the woman who witnessed his murder of a night-club owner. [c.f. Halliwell's]
Castle keep by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in French and English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward the end of World War II, a small company of American GI's occupy an ancient castle. Their commander has an affair with the countess in resident. One guy falls in love with a Volkswagon. A baker among them moves in with another baker's wife. A group of shell shocked holy rollers wander the bombed out streets. A GI art historian tries vainly to protect the castle and its masterpieces
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud by Louis Malle( Visual )

29 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florence Carala und ihr Liebhaber Julien Tavernier planen zusammen das perfekte Verbrechen an ihrem Ehemann. Julien konstruiert ein unanfechtbares Alibi. Er tötet Simon Carala und täuscht einen Selbstmord vor. Durch Zufall, der Portier hat den Strom abgestellt, bleibt Julien im Fahrstuhl stecken. Während er versucht zu entkommen, stehlen Jugendliche sein Auto und töten zwei deutsche Touristen. Nun wird nach Julien gefahndet aufgrund eines Verbrechens, das er nicht begangen hat
Viva Maria! by Louis Malle( Visual )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of an Irish anarchist (Brigitte Bardot) is on the lam in Central America, hiding with a touring carnival troupe, where she meets a singer (Jeanne Moreau) only to find themselves at the head of an armed peasant revolt
Operation: daybreak( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mission: Assassinate SS Obergruppenfuehrer Reinhard Heydrich, the diabolical murderer William L. Shirer called 'the genius of the Final Solution'. Witness furious Nazi reprisals, including the annihilation of Lidice. Marvel at the bold last stand of seven patriots. Know these seven were real people in a real time. Ordinary people by everyday standards. Heroes by every other measure
Le corniaud The Sucker by Gérard Oury( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the luxury car of Mr. Saroyan, an import-export businessman, crashes into his, Antoine Maréchal is offered, as compensation, an all-expenses-paid trip to Naples in a Cadillac. Maréchal accepts eagerly, never dreaming what he is transporting
My other husband( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A playful French tale of a woman who splits her week between her current husband and family and the ex-spouse she still loves. Eventually the two husbands meet, leading to an emotional and funny resolution
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Le cercle rouge Red circle
Alternative Names
Decae, Henri 1915-1987

Decaë, Henry 1915-1987

Henri Decaë direttore della fotografia francese

Henri Decaë Frans director of photography (1915-1987)

Henri Decaë französischer Kameramann

Henri Decaë French cinematographer

Анри Декэ

Анрі Декае

آنری دوکایی


Le SamouraïCastle keep