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Penn, Sean 1960-

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Mystic River by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

118 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boston childhood friends Jimmy, Sean and Dave are reunited after a brutal murder. Reformed convict Jimmy and his devoted wife Annabeth find out that their teenage daughter Katie has been beaten and killed. Jimmy's old friend Sean is the homicide detective assigned to the case. Jimmy gets his relatives, the Savage brothers to conduct their own investigation. Jimmy and Sean soon suspect their old pal Dave, who now lives a quiet life, but harbors some disturbing secrets of his own
Milk by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

68 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvey Milk is a middle-aged New Yorker who, after moving to San Francisco, becomes a Gay Rights activist and city politician. On his third attempt, he is elected to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in 1977, the first openly-gay man to be elected to public office in the United States. The following year, both he and the city's mayor, George Moscone, are shot to death by former city supervisor, Dan White, who blames his former colleagues for denying White's attempt to rescind his resignation from the board. Based on the true story of Harvey Milk
Into the Wild by Sean Penn( Visual )

59 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people - a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story
The thin red line by Terrence Malick( Visual )

87 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In World War II, the outcome of the battle of Guadalcanal will strongly influence the Japanese's advance into the Pacific. This is the story of Charlie Company's landing and battle experience there in 1942. The story concentrates on how the battle affects, and is effected by, Commanding officer Lt. Col. Gordon Tall, Captain James Staros, Sgt. Edward Welsh, and two privates, Witt and Bell. Charlie Company is attacking a seemingly impregnable position, and them men just face the terror and chaos of war
Dead man walking by Helen Prejean( Visual )

93 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of convicted killer Matthew Poncelet and Sister Helen Prejean, his spiritual advisor, and the journey they undertake in search of the truth
The interpreter by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 2,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In one of the hidden corridors of power at United Nations headquarters, translator Silvia Broome (Kidman) overhears a potentially explosive secret about a planned assassination attempt. But when federal agent Tobin Keller (Penn) investigates her claim and digs deeper into Silvia's dangerous past, he begins to question whether she is a victim - or a suspect"--Container
I am Sam by Jessie Nelson( Visual )

43 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks and is obsessed with the Beatles. He has a daughter with a homeless woman; she abandons them as soon as they leave the hospital. He names his daughter Lucy Diamond (after the Beatles song), and raises her. But as she reaches age 7 herself, Sam's limitations start to become a problem at school; she's intentionally holding back to avoid looking smarter than him. The authorities take her away, and Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita Harrison into taking his case pro bono. In the process, he teaches her a great deal about love, and whether it's really all you need
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi( Visual )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in French and English and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970s Iran, Marjane "Marji" Satrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witness first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study. This change proves an equally difficult trial for Marji as she finds herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and her homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs
The tree of life by Terrence Malick( Visual )

47 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950's that follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith
When the levees broke a requiem in four acts by Spike Lee( Visual )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale
Fast times at Ridgemont High by Amy Heckerling( Visual )

43 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy that chronicles the trials and tribulations of several high school students
21 grams by Alejandro González Iñárritu( Visual )

86 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fate brought them together, now vengeance will tear them apart. A violent car accident unexpectedly throws together the lives of a college professor, an ex-con and a young mother with a reckless past. The crossing of their paths takes them through the heights of love, the depths of revenge and the promise of redemption
Gangster squad by Ruben Fleischer( Visual )

39 editions published in 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, guns, and if he has his way, every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It's enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop, except for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders who come together to try and tear Cohen's world apart
Fair game by Doug Liman( Visual )

30 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the run-up to the Iraq War, Valerie Plame, a supervisor of covert operations at the CIA, is assigned to determine if Saddam has nuclear weapons. In secret, she interviews scientists inside Iraq and suggests that her husband, a former diplomat, go to Niger to investigate a report from the Vice President's office that Iraq bought enriched uranium there. When the country goes to war, in part based on the President's claim that the sale took place, Plame's husband, Joe Wilson, writes in the New York Times that the report is false. The White House smears the couple to change the subject. Her career ruined, his credibility under attack, their marriage starts to crack. Can they find trust and fight back?
All the king's men by Robert Rossen( Visual )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are several differences between this film and the 1949 film adaptation. Most notably, this film occurs in Louisiana during the 1950s, whereas the 1949 film occurs in an unnamed Southern state during the Great Depression
Carlito's way by Brian De Palma( Visual )

46 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Carlito is released from prison on a technicality, he feels that this is his chance to go straight. However, his cronies from the past and younger gangsters who are trying to make a name for themselves, make this impossible
The Game by David Fincher( Visual )

61 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this thriller, Nicholas Van Orton, a shrewd and successful businessman who is always in control, has been enrolled by his brother in "The Game"--"a profound life experience" with no rules, which begins quietly but soon erupts in a confusing maze of devastating events. Terrorized by forces who seem intent on dismantling all that he has built, Van Orton has to win this deadly game or lose control of everything in his life."
Dogtown and Z-boys by Stacy Peralta( Visual )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about a gang of kids who virtually revolutionized skateboarding with an aggressive style, awe-inspiring moves and street smarts, and in the process, transformed youth culture forever. Captures the rise of the Zephyr skateboarding team from Venice's Dogtown, a tough "locals only" beach with a legacy of outlaw surfing, who used abandoned swimming pools to sharpen their skills
Before night falls by Julian Schnabel( Visual )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victimized by a government that banned his books and jailed him for a crime he didn't commit, [poet] Reinaldo [Arenas] endured unspeakable persecution in a courageous stand against censorship and oppression. Without a country, but not without integrity, he fled to America where he continued to fight for personal expression and produced a stirring body of work."--Container
Casualties of war by Brian De Palma( Visual )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of a squad of soldiers caught in the moral quagmire of wartime Vietnam. Witness to a vile crime, Private Ericksson (Michael J. Fox) is forced to stand alone against his fellow soldiers and commanding officer Sergeant Meserve (Sean Penn). Master filmmaker Brian DePalma creates a devastating and unforgettable tale of one man's quest for sanity and justice amidst the chaos of war
 
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Ioannes Penn

Penn, Sean

Penn, Sean Justin 1960-

Sean Penn acteur américain

Sean Penn aktor amerykański

Sean Penn Amerikaans filmacteur

Sean Penn Amerikaanse akteur, regisseur en aktivis

Sean Penn amerikansk skådespelare och filmregissör

Sean Penn regista e attore statunitense

Sean Penn US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Sean Penn yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä, käsikirjoittaja ja ohjaaja

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Dead man walkingThe interpreterFast times at Ridgemont High21 gramsAll the king's menCarlito's wayDogtown and Z-boysBefore night falls