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Rialto Pictures LLC

Overview
Works: 33 works in 127 publications in 4 languages and 9,758 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  New wave films  Gangster films  Film noir  Motion pictures 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rialto Pictures LLC
Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie = Discreet charm of the bourgeoisie by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in French and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined."--Container. Doubtless the inspiration for this film comes from the Latin Bunuel's lifetime of experience observing the French in situ. Much of its fun comes from simply watching the French be so ... French. And there is no bourgeois like a French bourgeois!
L'armée des ombres Army of shadows by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in French and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Armee des Ombres is a stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the nature of resistance and the price of courage, these heroes can save their own country only by cutting themselves apart from it. Entangled in the political turmoil engulfing France in the wake of May '68--as a result received poorly there--the film was not distributed in the US until 2006
Le notti di Cabiria by Federico Fellini( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Italian and English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of an eternally hopeful prostitute working the streets of post-World War II Rome, who believes in the redemptive power of love against overwhelming evidence to the contrary
L'Année dernière a Marienbad by Alain Resnais( Visual )

7 editions published in 2009 in French and English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Styrene [aka: Le chant du styrene] : This short film was "shot in the Pechiney polystyrene factories and features boldly abstract color images and voice-over text [written] by Raymond Queneau."--Disc menu
That obscure object of desire = Cet obscur objet du désir by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in French and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"El Sr. Matiheu tiene una historia que contar; el viaje en tren de Sevilla a Francia es largo y sus compan̋eros de vagón están ávidos de escuchar algo interesante; quizá los infortunios amorosos del viejo Matiheu, con la bailarina conocida como "Conchita", representen para ellos un buen entretenimiento. Poco a poco, la historia narrada por Matiheu envolverá a sus escuchas, al grado de abstraerlos de las situaciones que ocurrirén alrededor. Al parecer, no hay nada más interesante que un hombre escapando de su obsesión."--Envase
Le cercle rouge Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in French and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-con fresh out of prison, a notorious escapee, and an alcoholic ex-cop plan a heist against impossible odds as a relentless inspector pursues them
Mouchette by Robert Bresson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Faced with a dying mother, an absent, alcoholic father, and a baby brother in need of care, the teenage Mouchette seeks solace in nature and daily routine, a respite from her economic and prepubescent turmoil" -- Container
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait d'une jeune femme, mère de famille, habitant dans un grand ensemble de la région parisienne, qui s'adonne à la prostitution occasionnelle. À travers elle, le portrait est également celui de la société tout entière. Avec Marina Vlady, Anny Duperey, Roger Montsoret, Jean Narboni, Christophe Bourseiller, Marie Bourseiller, Raoul Lévy
Mafioso by Alberto Lattuada( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nino is an auto-factory foreman who takes his proper, modern wife and two blonde daughters from industrial Milan to the antiquated, rural Sicily to visit his family and get back in touch with his roots. Nino gets more than he bargained for when he discovers some harsh truths about his ancestors and himself
Le vieil homme et l'enfant The two of us = The old man and the boy by Claude Berri( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Claude Berri's introduction on the title screens reads "This film is a true story but seen through the imagination a child particularly sensitive to the tragic events which surrounded him in occupied France. The warm affection of this family of good people who took him in nevertheless leaves him with a certain poetic nostalgia for this time and a deep gratitude toward them." This film is his re-telling and re-creation of the life of a small Jewish boy from in Nazi-occupied Paris, sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France's liberation. Forced to hide his identity, eight-year-old Claude bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa, who improbably becomes his friend and confidant
Made in U.S.A by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paula, a leftist writer, goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité when she learns of the death of a former colleague and lover, Richard P
La voie lactée The milky way by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in French and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two French beggars on their way to Spain's holy city of Santiago de Compostela meet stigmatic children, crucified nuns, and others on their pilgrimage
Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the title screens explain, in gangster slang, 'doulos' means 'hat.' In the slang shared by criminal and police, 'doulos' also designates the person who wears it: the informer. Through shadowy back streets on the edge of Paris, an ingenious cat and mouse game is played as two underworld characters, seemingly working against each other, find themselves in a deadly entanglement of their own making but infinitely larger than both of them. Faugel, a thief recently released from prison, and Silien, Faugel's best friend and all-around suspicious character, are up against shady nightclub owner Nuttheccio, and the police's Capt. Clain, ruthless as any criminal. The hapless gangsters know two things: their sense of honor is the only thing they can take with them to the grave, and that date with the grave is coming all too soon. By Jean-Pierre Melville, French poet of crime cinema, full of shadows, night, trench coats, guns, tough guys, cigarettes, slinky dames, cocktail bars, crooked cops, betrayal, and loot
Une femme est une femme = A woman is a woman by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offbeat homage to Hollywood musicals finds a stripper rousing her lover's jealousy by seducing his best friend
Classe tous risques by Claude Sautet( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 330 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
Léon Morin, priest by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Léon Morin is a devoted man of the cloth who is also the crush object of all the women of a small village in Nazi-occupied France. He finds himself most drawn to a sexually frustrated widow, a borderline heretic whose relationship with her confessor is a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire. A triumph of mood, setting, and innuendo, Léon Morin, Priest is an irreverent pleasure from one of French cinema's towering virtuosos
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in post-war Vienna, an American western-adventure writer searches for a friend who turns out to be the king-pin of the Austrian black market
Du rififi chez les hommes Rififi by Jules Dassin( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in French and English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twisting, turning tale of four ex-cons who hatch one last glorious robbery in the City of Light. Considered the ultimate heist movie; a melange of suspense, brutality, and dark humor that was an international hit, earned the best director prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and has proven wildly influential on decades of heist thrillers in its wake
Masculin féminin 15 faits précis by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An original film mixing politics, romance and comedy. Jean-Luc Goddard directed this boy-meets-girl story about a journalist who has an affair with a rock star. With Jean-Pierre Leaud, Chantal Goya & Brigitte Bardot
 
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Languages
French (81)

Italian (10)

English (8)

Persian (1)

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MafiosoThe third manDu rififi chez les hommes RififiMasculin féminin 15 faits précis