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Filmsonor (Firm)

Overview
Works: 50 works in 111 publications in 3 languages and 5,060 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Documentary films  Romantic comedy films  Swashbuckler films  Historical films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works 
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 )
11 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in French and held by 1,007 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 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suspense classic that influenced the 1960 movie, Psycho, by Alfred Hitchcock. Tells the story of a sadistic headmaster of a Parisian boarding school who is murdered by his wife and mistress, whom he has mistreated. The women dump his body in a swimming pool. When the pool is drained, the body has disappeared. Then come reports of sightings, terrifying his killers
A nous la liberté by René Clair ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in French and English and held by 544 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
Explores the mind and motivations of Pablo Picasso as he creates over fifteen works before the camera. Using a specially designed transparent 'canvas' to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera records. He begins with simple works that take shape after only a single brush stroke. He then progresses to more complex paintings, in which he repeatedly adds and removes elements, transforming the entire scene, until at last the work is complete
Le Million The million ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 443 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
Le trou by Jacques Becker ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in French and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a Paris prison cell, five convicts use every ounce of tenacity and ingenuity in an elaborate attempt to tunnel to freedom -- unaware that a traitor may be among them."--Container
Classe tous risques by Claude Sautet ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 323 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 )
2 editions published between 1955 and 1999 in French and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The perverse relationships between two women and the malignant husband of one of them, the headmaster of a shabby provincial school, leads to murder. This is a film that has sometimes been dismissed as little more than a clever but ultimately empty shocker. However, everyday horror, prefiguring Psycho and post-Psycho horror, is methodically observed. The strange undertones seem to push the film beyond the point where the appellation 'suspense thriller' seems entirely adequate. The quirkily sordid psychology does not however cross over into the demonic but remains ambiguously poised on the margins of insanity in a disturbing portrayal of decay
Fanfan la Tulipe by Christian-Jaque ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in French and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Séducteur, intrépide, fougueux, effronté et généreux, Gérard Philipe est Fanfan la Tulipe. Soldat dans l'armée du roi, il part à la conquête de la gloire et du cœur de la belle Adeline (Gina Lollobrigida), la fille du sergent recruteur
The night of the generals ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 181 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
Summary: A sadistic schoolmaster is murdered by his wife and mistriess, but when his body cannot be found they are terrorized by his seeming presence everywhere
Stowaway in the sky ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 60 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 40 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 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 31 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
"Entertainment in the tradition of the 'Commedia Dell'arte' ; a combination of music, dance and song [performed by the Comédie Française]. ... The 'Would-Be Gentleman' in this case is adorned with an elegant dressing gown and an absurd chapeau, as he aspires to a higher station in life."--Program notes
Mystery of picasso Le mystè̀re Picasso ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 22 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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French (59)
English (10)
Italian (1)
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