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Laverty, Paul

Works: 105 works in 460 publications in 7 languages and 5,208 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Paul Laverty
The wind that shakes the barley by Ken Loach ( Visual )
43 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ireland, 1920. Damien O'Donovan is leaving for London for an internship, until the dreaded Black and Tans attack his hurling mates, killing one for not speaking English. Thus sidetracked by the Irish War for Independence, Damien is convinced by his brother Teddy to throw his lot in with the IRA. Damien is a purist, an idealist, and therefore marked for a tragic destiny, while Teddy is a fatefully pragmatic politician. These differences between the brothers propel the film through its terrible final act, as the signing of Anglo-Irish Treaty establishes the Irish Free State, splits the Republican movement, and unleashes the Irish Civil War
Bread and roses by Ken Loach ( Visual )
42 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maya is an illegal alien who has crossed the U.S. border from Mexico to search for her sister Rosa, and to begin a new life. After being reunited, Rosa gets Maya a job with a janitorial service in a large office building. While working, Maya happens upon Sam Shapiro, a muckraking lawyer and union agitator whom the service-workers' union has assigned to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Appalled at the work conditions and unfair labor practices, Maya and Sam team up to fight her employer
Even the rain También la lluvia by Icíar Bollain ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and German and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Idealistic filmmaker Sebastian ... and his cynical producer Costa ... arrive in Bolivia to make a revisionist film about Christopher Columbus' conquest of the Americas. But as filming commences, the local citizens begin to riot in protest against a multi-national corporation that is taking control of their water supply. With the film shoot in jeopardy, both men find their convictions shaken. Inspired by the real-life Water Wars in Bolivia in the year 2000"--Container
Sweet sixteen by Ken Loach ( Visual )
39 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There's precious little sweetness in Liam's life in the weeks before his 16th birthday: his mother is in prison, and his stepfather Stan is a bullying small-time drug dealer. Liam wants a normal life with mom, his older sister and her baby boy, in a caravan he picked out himself. Naïve, driven Liam comes to the attention of a local crime lord, who offers him employment--but with conditions that are merciless. Liam is locked into a destiny that he can't escape, by a country that has written him off. His dreams of escaping to a better life sabotaged by his own refusal to the misery common to his class
Looking for Eric by Ken Loach ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and French and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eric Bishop, a British soccer fanatic who is down on his luck, gets a surprise visit from Eric Cantona, the legendary player for Manchester United. Cantona is there to lend a hand with raising his kids and showing him how to woo back his ex-wife. When the menace of crime threatens Bishop's home, Cantona's advice finally gets him to reach out to his friends that have always been ready to help via a con job that is quite effective
The angels' share ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, the wayward and disillusioned Robbie is given one last chance to turn his life around. Together four friends embarks on an adventure and discover that turning to drink might just change their lives--not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world
My name is Joe by Ken Loach ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After years of battling personal demons, Joe has put old vices to rest. He survives on odd jobs, plays surrogate father to the town soccer team, and has embarked on an unlikely but beautiful romance. But everything threatens to come crashing down when one of the young men gets in over his head with a mob boss who is an old associate of Joe's, and Joe must choose between the woman he loves and the dangerous life he left behind
Carla's song by Ken Loach ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George, a Glasgow bus driver risks his job by giving a free ride to a beautiful Nicaraguan woman with no money. From the moment he sees her, he becomes infatuated. He finds her a place to live and learns that her boyfriend has probably been killed by the Contras. George accompanies her to Nicaragua where he helps her come to terms with her past, and at the same time, discovers more about himself
Carla's song by Paul Laverty ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Glasgow, un jeune conducteur d'autobus s'éprend de Carla, réfugiée nicaraguayenne. Pour l'aider à retrouver son ami disparu il l'accompagne à Managua et découvre la réalité d'un pays qui doit affronter, pour défendre sa liberté, une guerre menée par les Etats-Unis. Le scénario complet du film de K. Loach du même titre
It's a free world! by Ken Loach ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Angie may not have much formal education but she's got energy, wit and ambition, and she's in her prime. Not for the first time she's out of a job. She has a point to prove. Angie and her flatmate Rose decide they can be their own boss. They set up a recruitment agency for immigrant workers, which operates in a twilight world where labour is cheap and laws are made to be ignored"--Container
Just a kiss by Ken Loach ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mots-clés : couple ; culture - différence ; identité culturelle
The angels' share La part des anges by Ken Loach ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le dos de la jaquette indique : "À Glasgow, Robbie, tout jeune père de famille croise la route de Rhino, Albert et Mo lorsque, comme eux, il écope d'une peine de travaux d'intérêts généraux. Henri, l'éducateur qu'on leur a assigné, devient alors leur nouveau mentor en les initiant secrètement... à l'art du whisky ! De distilleries en séances de dégustation huppées, Robbie se découvre un réel talent de dégustateur. Avec ses trois compères, Robbie va-t-il se contenter de transformer ce don en arnaque - une étape de plus dans sa vie de petits délits et de violence ? Ou en avenir nouveau, plein de promesses ? Seuls les anges le savent..."
Route Irish by Ken Loach ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fast-paced conspiracy thriller that delivers a fresh insight into the moral and political corruption at play in Iraq. As well as exploring the abuses perpetrated by private security firms on the ground in Iraq. This film tells the story of Fergus, a private security contractor in Iraq who rejects the official explanation of his friend Frankie's death and sets out to discover the truth
Sweet sixteen by Paul Laverty ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wind that shakes the barley : a screenplay by Paul Laverty ( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Irlande, 1920 : des paysans s'unissent pour former une armée de volontaires, afin d'affronter les "Black and Tan", des troupes anglaises venues meter les velléités d'indépendance du peuple irlandais. Poussé par un fort sentiment de devoir et d'amour envers son pays, Damien rejoint son frère dans la lutte pour l'émancipation des siens. Les tactiques audacieuses des révolutionnaires mèneront les Anglais à un point de rupture et les deux camps consentiront à un traité pour mettre fin au carnage. Les termes de ce traité deviendront toutefois source de dissension."--Conteneur
Bread and roses by Paul Laverty ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wind that shakes the barley Le vent se lève by Ken Loach ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 1920's Ireland, follows two brothers who join guerrilla squads fighting British soldiers for Ireland's independence
My name is Joe by Paul Laverty ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ae fond kiss = (Just a kiss) by Ken Loach ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Casim is a second generation Pakistani from Glasgow. Working as a DJ in Glasgow's coolest venues, he dreams of buying his own club. His parents Tariq and Sadia are devout Muslims and plan for him to marry his beautiful cousin Jasmine - who is soon to arrive in the UK. His proud father spends all his spare time supervising the building of an extension to the family home where the couple are to live. Casim's parents then arrange for his older sister Rukhsana to marry Amar, a promising young scientist from a good family. Life for Casim and his family is ticking along nicely. Until he meets Roisin
Tickets by Ermanno Olmi ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three intersecting stories by three different directors. During a train journey across Europe to Rome, the paths of several passengers - three Scottish football fans, an elderly business man, and an Albanian family - cross each other, showing what the value of a ticket can have in human terms
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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.13 for Sweet sixt ... to 0.86 for Carla's so ...)
English (226)
Spanish (38)
German (37)
French (22)
Italian (7)
Multiple languages (3)
Japanese (1)