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Menges, Chris 1940-

Works: 155 works in 426 publications in 7 languages and 12,247 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Suspense fiction  History  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Cinematographer , Director, Photographer, Illustrator, Film editor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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North country by Charlize Theron ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Josey Aimes needs a job and goes to work at a Minnesota steel mine after splitting with her violent husband. But the job proves to be almost as harrowing as her marriage. The male miners are resentful of women taking their jobs, so the men verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other women will join her case for fear that things will only get worse. A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the U.S. - Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won a landmark 1984 lawsuit
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oskar is convinced that his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a message for him hidden in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by an active mind that refuses to believe in things that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his loss to a greater understanding of the world around him
The mission by Roland Joffé ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film is a powerful epic about a man of the sword and a man of the cloth who unite to shield a South American Indian tribe from brutal subjegation by 18th century colonial empires
The three burials of Melquiades Estrada by Tommy Lee Jones ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Needing to keep his honor-bound commitment, Texas ranch foreman Pete returns the body of illegal Mexican immigrant ranch-hand Melquiades Estrada to his preferred resting place in the Mexican wilderness. Estrada had been accidentally shot by Mike, a newly-arrived U.S. border patrolman. Pete forces Mike to participate in his cross-country ritual of duty -- a voyage filled with revenge and redemption that will change both men forever -- and bring some semblance of meaning to the senseless death of Pete's good friend
The killing fields by Roland Joffé ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om en amerikansk sandhedssøgende krigskorrespondent for New York Times, Sydney Schanbergs ophold i det krigs- og revolutionshærgede Cambodia i 1970erne og hans venskab med hans cambodianske guide og selvbestaltede kollega, Dith Pran
Dirty pretty things by Stephen Frears ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Okwe is an illegal immigrant living in London. He was a doctor in his homeland and now works two jobs - during the day as a taxi driver, at night as a hotel desk clerk. When a prostitute tells him there's a mess in one of the hotel's bathrooms, Okwe finds a human heart in the toilet. Using his previous knowledge of medicine, he begins to solve the case of where the heart came from and soon delves into the world of body organ black-markets. He finds that his only friend, Senay, a Turkish illegal immigrant chambermaid, may be next to be used for organ parts
The pledge by Sean Penn ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A veteran police detective, on the day of his retirement, handles the case of a seven-year-old girl who has been brutally murdered. When a mentally retarded man confesses to the murder and then kills himself, the detectives consider the case closed, but was he actually the murderer? Before long evidence is uncovered that suggests the girl was just one in a series of brutal killings involving young girls and a mysterious man
The good thief by Neil Jordan ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A master thief gambles it all to try for the heist of a lifetime. He is going to steal priceless paintings from an underground vault that is impossible to crack, in a casino in the French Riviera
Tickets by Ermanno Olmi ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this anthology film, an elderly businessman finds solace and a new insight into life when he meets a younger woman who arranges his train ticket after his flight is canceled. A young man is torn between an older woman who controls him and a younger one that attracts him. And three Scottish youths on their way to the football match of their dreams are forced to open their eyes and see the bigger picture when they meet an Albanian family. In each case, the train journey changes the course of all their lives
A world apart by Chris Menges ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in South Africa in 1963, the story concerns an idealistic journalist Diana Roth who defies the government and becomes the first woman arrested under the 90-day Detention Act-- both a story of government abuse and a look at one mother's neglect of her family because of her involvement with a larger cause. Based on a true story
Walter ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From birth Walter has been a fighter. Through his own efforts, he learns to read and write, and even manages to hold down a menial job. But when his parents die, Walter suddenly finds himself alone and unable to cope with crowds, the noise and the world outside his home. The only solution is for him to stay at a psychiatric hospital. Eventually his spirit wins out over his fears and he creates a new life for himself, even finding a love interest
Crisscross by Chris Menges ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A single mother tries to bring up her 12-year-old son. They struggle to recreate a happy family after being abandoned by a husband and father who had been traumatized by his tour in Vietnam
Second best by Chris Menges ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A middle-aged village postmaster adopts a lonely, rage-filled boy and together they discover families aren't born, they're made
The lost son ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private Investigator Xavier Lombard investigates a missing person's case in London
Crisscross ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A single mother struggles to keep her increasingly rebellious son out of trouble
Michael Collins by Neil Jordan ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of Michael Collins, an Irishman whose dreams inspired hope, whose words ingited passion, and whose courage forged a nation's destiny
Kes by Ken Loach ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kes, one of Ken Loach's most memorable films, is set in a drab Yorkshire village where a young boy lives with his permissive mum and his drunken brother. He hates school and his classmates, but his life is transformed when he finds a baby kestrel on the moors. Kes features some brilliant acting by the mainly amateur cast
High season ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A talented photographer would otherwise be living an idyllic life on a beautiful Greek island, except that she has to cope with being broke, an ex-husband with whom she fights over art and blondes, her art historian best friend and her eccentric neighbor
Marie, a true story by Roger Donaldson ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Finding the strength to pack up her three kids and leave an abusive husband, Marie works her way through college and lands a job with the State of Tennessee. Hard work moves her up to the appointment as the first woman to head the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, but she soon learns that justice and politics don't always mix
Gumshoe by Stephen Frears ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A private eye caper loaded with adventure, intrigue and laughs. Part-time comic and full-time dreamer, Ginley places an ad in a Liverpool paper offering his services as a detective. Before you can say "gumshoe," his mundane world turns to mayhem as this newcomer sleuth tangles with a big-time drug operation--and murder
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Alternative Names
Menges, Christopher.
Menges, Christopher 1940-
English (144)
Italian (10)
German (9)
Spanish (6)
French (5)
Multiple languages (3)
Russian (1)