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Filmsonor (Firm)

Overview
Works: 51 works in 115 publications in 3 languages and 5,092 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Documentary films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Filmsonor (Firm)
Le salaire de la peur by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )
13 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in French and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves"--Container
Les Diaboliques The devils by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )
13 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in French and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suspense classic that influenced Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. A sadistic headmaster of a boarding school is murdered by his wife and mistress. The women dump his body in a swimming pool. When the pool is drained, the body has disappeared
A nous la liberté by René Clair( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in French and English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The two main characters and jailhouse buds plot an escape but only one makes it to freedom. The two reunite years later by chance and many madcap adventures ensue as the past catches up to them both
Le mystè̀re Picasso The mystery of Picasso ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in French and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explora la mente y las motivaciones de Pablo Picasso mientras que él crea sobre quince trabajos antes de la cámara fotográfica. Usando las ' lonas transparentes especialmente diseñadas para proporcionar una visión sin obstáculo
Le Million The million ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A musical comedy about a pair of young lovers who lose a lottery ticket worth a million francs and chase it frantically across Paris. Considered one of the very first musical films
Le trou by Jacques Becker( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in French and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a Paris prison cell, five inmates use every ounce of their tenacity and ingenuity in an elaborate attempt to tunnel to freedom. Four of the inmates have been together for a while in their cell, when Gaspard, the fifth inmate, is added to the cell. The original four inmates must decide if they want to take him into their confidence or not and whether to continue tunnelling or not
Classe tous risques by Claude Sautet( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exiled from France for his exploits, underworld kingpin Abel Davos has been living for nearly a decade in Milan, even acquiring a family. In spite of the death sentence hanging over his head, Davos wants to return with them to France. His old mob cronies have gone bourgeois and affluent, reluctant to help, sending just one young thief, Eric Stark, to his aid. An exploration of the importance of loyalty and honor among thieves, this film shows exactly what it is stand-up guys stand up for. Stark is the only one of the Parisian gangsters who understands the code they have forgotten, and does his best to live by it
Diabolique ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1955 and 1999 in French and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before Psycho, Peeping Tom, and Repulsion, there was Diabolique. This thriller from Henri-Georges Clouzot, which shocked audiences in Europe and the U.S., is the story of two women--the fragile wife and the willful mistress of the sadistic headmaster of a boys' boarding school--who hatch a daring revenge plot. With its unprecedented narrative twists and terrifying images,Diabolique is a heart-grabbing benchmark in horror filmmaking, featuring outstanding performances by Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, and Paul Meurisse
Fanfan la Tulipe by Christian-Jaque( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in French and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charming rogue Fanfan flits from one adventure to the other after evading marriage by joining the army in the midst of the Seven Years' War. He's motivated less by patriotism than by a consultation with Adeline, a voluptuous phony fortuneteller who promises that he will find glory in the army, even win the hand of King Louis XV's daughter. Herself the daughter of a recruiting sergeant, Adeline is a charlatan, but the irrepressible Fanfan sets about fulfilling his "destiny," even as his would-be soothsayer finds herself falling in love with him. Flirting and fighting, trouble reliably finds Fanfan, who just as reliably evades it
The night of the generals ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The murder of a prostitute, who is also a German agent, draws the attention of Major Grau of German Intelligence, who discovers that the evidence points to three top-ranking Nazi generals. After following leads, Grau winds up in Paris and discovers that two of the generals are deeply involved in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Grau's case will go unfinished for twenty years until the true killer is brought to justice
Les Diaboliques the devils ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mystery drama about murder in a private school for boys. The wife and the mistress of a tyrannical headmaster dispose of him only to be mystified by the disappearance of his body and ghostly hints of his presence
Stowaway in the sky ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adventurous grandfather (Gille) and his stowaway grandson (Lamorisse) soar into the clouds in an antique, basket-carrying hot-air balloon. The fanciful contraption glides majestically above city streets and the peaceful countryside, while on the ground, a comical mechanic (Baquet) races to keep up in a gray Peugeoet. Sweeping views of southern France and Mont Blanc; a flock of flamingos in flight; a sailing race to the Canary Islands; and a brush with the Eiffel Tower are just a few highlihjts of the extraordinary trip
Don Camillo and, The return of Don Camillo ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The return of Don Camillo: Don Camillo and Peppone once fought alongside one another, against the Fascists. Now, in their unnamed Po Valley town, priest Don Camillo and local Communist Mayor Peppone fight each other. Because of his bad behavior, Don Camillo is sent to a remote parish in the mountains. Soon, however, all the villagers--Peppone included--realize that the priest is indispensable, and they demand his return. Don Camillo returns to work side by side with Mayor, as a flood wreaks havoc in the village
Les grandes manœuvres by René Clair( Visual )
5 editions published between 1955 and 1998 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A handsome dragoon in a pre-World War I garrison town wagers a divorcee will fall for his charms. Despite his reputation as a Don Juan, he falls in love, but who would believe him?
The Brigitte Bardot classic collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The night heaven fell: Fresh from a convent in rural Spain, virginal temptress, Ursula, finds herself embroiled in the bizarre Oedipal rituals being carried out by her aunt, uncle, and a local criminal. Due to various circumstances, Ursula and the criminal flee to the hills
Don Juan, ou, Si Don Juan était une femme Don Juan, or, If Don Juan were a woman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A female Don Juan, living aboard an ultra-modern submarine, confesses her sexual conquests to a priest
Le bourgeois gentilhomme The would-be gentlemen ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lively satire on the pretensions of a rich but silly man to the snobberies of the aristocracy
Le bourgeois gentilhomme The would-be gentleman by Molière( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lively satire on the pretensions of a rich, but silly man to the snobberies of the aristocracy
Mystery of picasso Le mystè̀re Picasso ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the mind and motivation of Pablo Picasso as he is filmed creating 20 original works, most of which were destroyed by contract after filming; a separate and distinctive musical number accompanies the creation of each drawing or painting (75 min.). With added bonus feature: Alain Resnais' short film Guernica (1950. -- 13 min.)
Wages of fear by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves"--Website
 
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