Senator Film (Firm)
Most widely held works by Senator Film (Firm)
Charlotte Gray ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 608 libraries worldwide
Its World War II and Charlotte has been trained to be an undercover courier for England. She straps on a parachute and falls from the sky into Vichy France. There she will assist the French Resistance in its defiance of Nazi occupation. Once behind enemy lines, she keeps secret her personal mission to find her lover, an RAF pilot downed over France.
Aimée & Jaguar ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in German and held by 447 libraries worldwide
During World War II in the Battle of Berlin, two women find each other. One is single, Jaguar; the other, Aimée, is unhappily married and mother to four sons. In war-torn Germany it was not safe to be Jewish; it was just as unsafe to be a lesbian. Trouble results when Aimée's husband, who is a German soldier, finds out about his wife's relationship to Jaguar.
The Harmonists ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in German and French and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, The Harmonists portrays the rise and fall of a successful vocal group in Germany that was disbanded in 1934 as part of the mounting persecution of Jews. The Comedian Harmonists did comic and romantic songs in intricate harmony, and were extremely popular, but as the Nazis became more powerful, the group were forbidden to sing songs by Jewish composers--and finally, because three of their members were Jewish, they were banned from performing in public.
Enigma ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Still reeling from the disappearance of his lover Claire, brilliant code-breaker Tom Jericho is summoned to Bletchley Park, Britain's top-secret intelligence campus. Now he must face his toughest assignment--crack the Nazis' infamous Enigma codes. Putting together the pieces of a puzzle, he discovers the reason for his lover's disappearance, U-boats closing in on Allied cargo ships, and a mass grave in Poland.
Crush ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
The friendship between three middle-aged single women is put to the test when one of them begins an affair with a much-younger man.
The Harmonists ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in German and English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Harry and his friends form "The Harmonists", a singing group in pre-war Germany. Changes in the nation's political tide force them to make decisions that will test their loyalty.
Das experiment ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 249 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized interpretation of an experiment by Stanford University in 1971 which asked for 24 male students to volunteer for a simulated prison experience as prisoners or guards to determine behavioral and psychological consequences. The film draws strongly from a novelization that was loosely based the Stanford experiment and which featured a generally invented version. The time frame of the original experiment was two weeks, however the experiment was terminated after six days and accounts indicate there was no actual violence. In the filmed version an assortment of ever-spiraling abuse and retaliation culminates in a prisoner rebellion that unleashes even more violent and inhuman urges as personal and professional control alike is lost or abandoned.
Enigma ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Still reeling from the disappearance of his lover, a brilliant code-breaker is summoned to Blechley Park, Britain's top-secret intelligence campus. Now he must face his toughest assignment--crack the Nazis' infamous Engima codes. Putting together the pieces of a puzzle, he discovers the reason for his lovers' disappearance to U-boats closing in on Allied cargo ships to a mass grave in Poland.
Once upon a time in the Midlands ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
After his girlfriend turns down a marriage proposal by her decent-but-dull boyfriend, small-time crook, Jimmy, drifts back into town to win back his old flame and pull off one final crime. Will she follow her head or her heart - and can her new beau handle the stiff competition? This smooth operator has more than met his match in a motley crew of oddball outcasts, as rekindled passions and old secrets up the ante in an uproarious love triangle.
Das wunder von Bern ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in German and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Summer, 1954. The Soviet Union is sending its prisoners of war home. Among them is the father of a quiet, football-loving 11-year-old, Matthias, who lives with his mother, sister and brother in a West-German mining town. The boy has long found a surrogate father in the local football player Helmut Rahn, who has "adopted" Matthias as his mascot. The return of the boy's father Richard casts a shadow over the once-happy family: broken by his years in captivity, Richard has trouble adapting to life in post-war Germany and alienates his family through his severity. For Richard, football is pointless, and so is the World Cup that's about to be held in Bern, Switzerland. Matthias, however, longs to be there with his idol, who's been chosen to play on the German team. Through his passion for the game and his fighting spirit, Matthias rekindles a love of life in his dad's heart. And so, as the final match of the World Cup begins, a little miracle of love and generosity leaps across borders to help another miracle occur - the victory of Helmut Rahn and the German team, the miracle of Bern.
Lucky break ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Small-time crook Jimmy Hands fears his luck may have run out. After a botched bank robbery, Jimmy finds himself in prison. But his fortune turns when the warden asks Jimmy to recruit prisoners to act in a musical he's written and plans to stage. Realizing this offers the possibility of a perfect escape route, Jimmy and his cast run the risk of being caught in both the stage's spotlights and the prison's searchlights.
Miranda ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Frank is a librarian with a deep romantic streak. He finds himself in love with Miranda, a beautiful stranger. He tells her of his feelings for her and they wind up in a whirlwind affair of sexual intrigue. Miranda presents many faces and Frank wonders if he can hold on to such an exotic creature.
Aimée & Jaguar ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in German and English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Its the Battle of Berlin, during World War 2, two women find each other. One is single, Aimée, the other, Jaguar, is unhappily married with 4 children. In war torn Germany it was not safe to be Jewish, it was just as unsafe to be a lesbian. When Jaguar's husband, who is a German soldier, finds out about the relationship of his wife to Aimée, nothing but trouble becomes the result.
The Hollywood sign the heist of a lifetime ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Three Hollywood has-beens intercept a gangster's plot to steal bundles of cash from a Vegas casino in a last-ditch attempt to fund their big comeback movie. With a little help from a beautiful director, the out-of-practice thespians take on the most dangerous roles of their lives and get caught up in the wildest heist in big screen history!
Das experiment ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 37 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of an experiment by Stanford University in 1971 which asked for 24 male students to volunteer for a simulated prison experience as prisoners or guards to determine behavioral and psychological consequences. The original time frame was two weeks. The experiment was terminated after six days.
Hollow reed ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Martyn Wyatt is just settling into his new life; he has an ex- wife, a gay live-in partner, and limited visitation rights to his beloved son Oliver. When Oliver shows up bloodied at his father's house, Martyn's determination to find the culprit leads to a custody battle and an inquisition into Martyn's lifestyle, questioning a gay father's ability to provide a safe haven for his own son.
Straight shooter ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Ex-Foreign Legionnaire Volker Bretz has gone on a killing spree targeting prominent politicians and powerful nuclear industry lobbyists, whom he blames for the death of his daughter. The man who can stop him is Frank Hector (Hopper), his former trainer at the Legion. But can Hector choose between his loyalties to his former comrade and the commands of his superiors? The race is on to see who survives this brutal cat and mouse game of international espionage.
7 days to live ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
After the tragic death of their young son, Ellen and Martin Shaw move out to the country to start a new life. Eerie events become warnings of Ellen's own death.
Helden wie wir ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 19 libraries worldwide
A comedy depicts the everyday life in the former German Democratic Republic, and tells the love story of the son of a member of the "Stasi" and a girl whose family is not in good standing with the ruling Communist party.
Jack Brown, genius ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
A thousand years ago in England, the crazy monk Elmer wears a pair of wings and tries to fly from a high tower. He dies, and his soul is doomed to an eternity in hell for committing suicide. Now, in New Zealand, Elmer has one last chance to prove that men can fly and save his soul.
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