WorldCat Identities

Laverty, Paul

Works: 150 works in 691 publications in 7 languages and 6,941 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  History  War films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Comedy films  Crime films  Romance films  Social problem films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author, Creator, Contributor, Other, 195, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Laverty
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

55 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,655 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
También la lluvia by Icíar Bollain( Visual )

42 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Idealistic filmmaker Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal, The Motorcycle Diaries) and his cynical producer Costa (Luis Tosa, The Limits of Control) 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, Even the Rain explores the lasting effects of Spanish imperialism, still resonating some 500 years later in the continued struggle of indigenous people against oppression and exploration"--Container
Bread and roses by Ken Loach( Visual )

44 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 819 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
The angels' share by Ken Loach( Visual )

29 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 536 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 the four friends he embarks on an adventure and discovers that turning to drink might just change their lives - not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world
Jimmy's hall by Ken Loach( Visual )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1932 heropent Jimmy Gralton tegen de zin van de pastoor en de lokale autoriteiten het dorpshuis waar de jeugd kan dansen en discussiëren
Looking for Eric by Ken Loach( Visual )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 428 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
Sweet sixteen by Ken Loach( Visual )

52 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 425 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
My name is Joe by Ken Loach( Visual )

45 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 187 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
It's a free world! by Ken Loach( Visual )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 141 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
Carla's song by Ken Loach( Visual )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 136 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 )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 116 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
A fond kiss-- by Ken Loach( Visual )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 74 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
El olivo by Icíar Bollain( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge vrouw uit Castellón probeert in Duitsland de zeer oude olijfboom terug te vinden die een grote emotionele waarde heeft voor haar familie
Route Irish by Ken Loach( Visual )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En septembre 2004, Fergus (ancien des SAS) persuade son ami d'enfance Frankie (ancien para) d'intégrer son équipe d'agents de sécurité, à Bagdad, pour un salaire de 12 000 livres, non imposable. C'est leur dernière chance de "se faire du blé" dans cette guerre dont la privatisation va croissant. Ensemble ils vont risquer leur vie dans une ville où règne la violence, la terreur, l'impunité et l'avidité. Une ville par ailleurs inondée de milliards de dollars américains. En septembre 2007, Frankie meurt sur la "Route Irish", la route la plus dangereuse de Bagdad. Fergus rejette l'explication officielle et, brisé par le chagrin, retourne à Liverpool où il entame sa propre enquête sur la mort de son alter ego
Just a kiss by Ken Loach( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casim Khan ist ein erfolgreicher DJ in Glasgow, der davon träumt, mit seinem Freund einen eigenen Club aufzumachen. Seine fürsorglichen und streng gläubigen muslimischen Eltern planen derweil seine Heirat mit seiner hübschen Cousine aus Pakistan. Als Casim die irische Musiklehrerin seiner jüngeren Schwester kennen lernt, geraten diese Pläne plötzlich ins Wanken, denn er verliebt sich augenblicklich in sie. Roisin ist anders als alle Frauen, die er kennt: selbstbewusst, attraktiv, intelligent, temperamentvoll und sehr weltlich. Die beiden treffen sich heimlich. Ihre Liebe stellt Casim vor die schwerste Entscheidung seines Lebens und macht Roisin schmerzlich bewusst, wie abhängig sie von ihrer katholischen Gemeinde ist. Als ihre Beziehung entdeckt wird, prallen nicht nur verschiedene Kulturen aufeinander, sondern ganz unterschiedliche Interessen und Temperamente. - Regisseur Ken Loach erzählt heiter von der Mühsal mit Tradition, Religion und Familie und von einer großen und zarten Liebe, die sich beweisen muss
Sweet sixteen by Paul Laverty( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liam fiebert seinem 16. Geburtstag entgegen, denn just an dem Tag soll auch seine Mutter aus dem Knast entlassen werden. Durch die Entlassung erhofft sich Liam ein Ende des Drogenhandels in seinem Zuhause, denn der Freund der Mutter und Liams Großvater stocken damit ihren dürftigen Lebensunterhalt auf. Als Liam selbst Geld aufzutreiben versucht, landet er in Teufels Küche
Katmandú : un espejo en el cielo by Icíar Bollain( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laia is a young Catalan teacher in search of something deeper to define her life. Leaving behind a troubled past in Barcelona, she moves to the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu to work at a local school, surrounded by the majestic Himalayas. Caught in the middle of extreme hardship and a bleak educational landscape, Laia forges a friendship with teacher Sharmila and embarks on an ambitious educational project in the Kathmandu slums. But to fully commit herself to the task at hand, Laia must marry a Nepalese citizen to remain in the country"--Container
The wind that shakes the barley : a screenplay by Paul Laverty( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 40 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 )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fiery Mexican sisters Maya and Rosa work as cleaners in a down town office block. A fated meeting with Sam, a pasionate American activist, leads to a guerrilla campaign against their employers. The fight threatens their livelihood, family and risks their expulsion from the country." [box cover note]
Jimmy's hall by Paul Laverty( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political period drama directed by Ken Loach. Set in Ireland in 1921 when the country was on the brink of Civil War, the film follows Jimmy Gralton (Barry Ward), who has opened a public hall on a rural crossroads where many of the locals hold dances and other community-centred events. However, with the hall's increasing popularity comes the attention of local politicians and church leaders who force Jimmy to close it down and shortly afterwards he decides to flee the country. Ten years later, as the Great Depression takes its toll across the world, Jimmy returns to his home from the United States to care for his mother. When he sees the effects the Civil War and wider economic downturn are having on the community, he vows to open the hall once more to instill some good spirit into the people's hearts. But will this decision only serve to exacerbate an already problematic situation?
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Carla's song
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Paul Laverty Brits scenarioschrijver

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Paul Laverty irisch-schottischer Drehbuchautor

Paul Laverty sceneggiatore e avvocato britannico

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