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Blanc, Michel 1952-

Overview
Works: 155 works in 453 publications in 4 languages and 3,235 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Television adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  History 
Roles: Actor, Director, Author of screenplay, Performer, Adapter, Author, Producer, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Narrator, Singer, Interviewee, Contributor, Film editor, Other, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Michel Blanc
La fille du RER The girl on the train ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Jeanne lives in a house in the suburbs with her mother Louise. The two women get on well together. Louise earns her living by looking after children. Jeanne is half-heartedly looking for a job. Louise harbors the hope of getting her daughter a job with Samuel Bleistein, a famous lawyer she knew in her youth. They are set on a collision course because of an incredible lie that Jeanne invents, a lie that grows into the biggest news and political story of the day."--Container
Monsieur Hire by Patrice Leconte( Visual )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a provincial French apartment block, Monsieur Hire endures a solitary life of dulling work as a tailor and vitriolic scorn from his neighbors. Hire's only solace is an occasional night out bowling and the voyeuristic admiration of his neighbor. ... When police discover the nude body of another young woman in a nearby vacant lot, Hire becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation"--Container
Et soudain tout le monde me manque The day I saw your heart ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eli, who's about to be 60, is expecting a baby with his new wife. Upon hearing this news, his two grown daughters, Dom, who is trying to adopt, and Justine, who flits from one boyfriend to the next, are shocked. To get closer to Justine, whom he has never gotten along with, Eli has the bright idea of making friends with all of her exes ... without her knowledge. But when Justine falls in love again and Eli is about to ruin everything, this family is on the verge of falling apart
Prospero's books by Peter Greenaway( Visual )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adapted from The Tempest by Shakespeare, Prospero's Books envisions a magical realm of exquisite beauty, where the innocence of love and dreams of revenge collide to create a tempest
Les témoins by André Techiné( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lives of a writer, her boyfriend, a well-known doctor, and an attractive gay man all intersect when they are faced with the AIDS epidemic during the sexual revolution in the early 1980s
Uranus by Claude Berri( Visual )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This gripping tragedy is set in a small French village devastated by World War II. With much of their town destroyed by bombings and fighting, the members of the village are forced to come together to survive, despite mounting tension and violence over the hunt for German collaborators
Tenue de soirée by Bertrand Blier( Visual )
12 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bob, a seductive, bisexual thief, entices Antoine and Monique, a bored and dissatisfied couple, into joining him as he robs wealthy homes. Turned on by the thrill of thievery, the couple soon abandons their world of middle-class predictability and a bizarre love triangle develops between the three in this darkly comedic sex caper
Il Mostro ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Italian and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A vicious serial killer is on the loose committing rape and murder. Landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect, due to his unfortunate habit of getting caught in compromising yet innocent situations. An undercover policewoman is assigned to watch the suspect and find evidence for his arrest
Prospero's books an adaptation of The Tempest by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Prospero, once the Duke of Milan, now reigns over a faraway island, living there with his only daughter, Miranda. Twelve years earlier Prospero's brother, in league with the King of Naples, had exiled Prospero and his daughter from their home. One evening, Prospero imagines creating a storm powerful enough to bring his old enemies to his island. He begins to write a play about this tempest, speaking aloud the lines of each of his characters. It is the story of Prospero's past, and his revenge."--Title screens. As adapted by Peter Greenaway, the film envisions a magical realm of exquisite beauty, where the innocence of love and dreams of revenge collide to create a tempest. Greenaway structures the film around the 24 books Prospero took into exile, and while remaining faithful to the text, the treatment and delivery of that text could hardly be more different
Grosse fatigue Dead tired by Michel Blanc( Visual )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in French and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A movie star discovers an imposter is impersonating him
Il Mostro The monster ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in Italian and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A farce of mistaken identity. The life of a struggling con-artist becomes complicated when he is mistaken for a rapist and serial killer who has been terrorizing the area
L'exercice de l'État by Pierre Schoeller( Visual )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
French Minister of Transport Bertrand Saint-Jean finds himself in the sordid dealings surrounding the privatization of railway stations, all the while his personal life is in turmoil
The favour, the watch, and the very big fish ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louis Aubinard, a photographer of religious scenes, finds the perfect model to pose as Jesus, and meets and falls in love with beautiful and sensitive Sybil, but things start to unravel when Sybil fails to show for a meeting and the model begins to believe he really is Christ
Menage ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story unfolds as a classic struggle of identity in this shocking, disturbing and often hilarious film. The roguish burglar, Bob (Depardieu), befriends and easily manipulates Monique (Miou-Miou) and Antoine (Blanc) with promises of great wealth and a new life. Ultimately, the shackles of conventional behavior are broken as the couple slowly responds to Bob's designs"--Container
Les bronzés by Patrice Leconte( Visual )
26 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of young French singles and couples on a charter holiday in western Africa trying their best to be make new conquests, while getting some sun at the same time
Les Bronzés font du ski by Patrice Leconte( Visual )
16 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of wealthy libertines get together for a week-long ski vacation at Val-d'Isere
The day I saw your heart ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in French and English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eli, who's about to be 60, is expecting a baby with his new wife. Upon hearing this news, his two grown daughters, Dom, who is trying to adopt, and Justine, who flits from one boyfriend to the next, are shocked. To get closer to Justine, whom he has never gotten along with, Eli has the bright idea of making friends with all of her exes ... without her knowledge. But when Justine falls in love again and Eli is about to ruin everything, this family is on the verge of falling apart
Je vous trouve très beau by Isabelle Mergault( Visual )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Farmer Aymé Pigrenet is looking for a girl to help him out on the farm after his wife dies. He chooses a Romanian young woman from a dating agency
Les bronzés 3 amis pour la vie by Patrice Leconte( Visual )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sequel to Les bronzés and Les bronzés font du ski in which a group of friends that met on vacation reunite
Les témoins The witnesses ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This story covers the overlapping stories of a group of French Parisiens who discover the reality of the Aids epidemic through their complex relations with a young man, Manu. The story unfolds through the complex interactions arranged as scenes as they interact with the character Manu as Sister, Lover, Friend, confidante and even rival as their already difficult relationships become crystallised by his premature diagnosis and inevitably demise. Each character has their life priorities questioned and they are forced into re-evaluation of the very basic tenets to which they had hitherto held self evident. The Doctor calls Manu his "Eros" and this self deprecating and lonely man is infused with vicarious energy at the simple prescence of this charasmatic individual who with devastating simplicity wins over the cynical underworld of sexplotation and their even harder protagonists in the shape of the Chief of Police. He is inviolate, kind, demonstrative and unafraid and takes joy in the simple pleasures of life until he must deal with the horror of his prognosis. Numerous sub stories link the individual struggles of characters to exist, to create, to advance their careers and even to crusade with Manu the keystone enabling these stories to provide context for this thoughtful retrospective of the reality of the mindset at the beginning of this 'war' against AIDS."--IMDb website
 
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Alternative Names
Blanc, Michael 1952-
Languages
French (122)
English (30)
Italian (11)
Spanish (2)
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