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Menges, Chris 1940-

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Most widely held works by Chris Menges
North Country by Charlize Theron( Visual )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,415 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, fearing 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 )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,856 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 )

48 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 18th-century South America, a Jesuit priest and a soldier join forces to protect an Indian tribe from subjugation by colonial empires
The killing fields by Roland Joffé( Visual )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factual account of Pulitzer prize-winning correspondent Sydney Schanberg's friendship and professional relationship with his interpreter, Dith Pran, during the turbulent period when Cambodia fell to the Khmer Rouge. Based on Schanberg's 1980 article for the 'New York Times', entitled 'The death and life of Dith Pran'
The three burials of Melquiades Estrada by Tommy Lee Jones( Visual )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le corps de Melquiades Estrada, paysan mexicain, est retrouvé en plein désert, où il a été rapidement enterré après son assassinat. Pete Perkins, meilleur ami de Melquiades, va mener lui-même l'enquête que les autorités locales refusent d'assumer. Après avoir retrouvé le meurtrier, Perkins le prend en otage et lui fait déterrer le corps pour ramener son ami dans son Eldorado natal, le Mexique. Commence alors un violent périple dans les régions désertiques au sud du Rio Grande
Dirty pretty things by Stephen Frears( Visual )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okwe, an illegal immigrant living in London, was a doctor in his homeland and now works 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 )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerry Black, a homicide detective, undertakes one last case on the day he is due to retire. An eight year old girl has been found murdered in the snow-covered mountains of Mexico and her mother begs Black to solve the mystery of her death. Helped only by a local waitress and her young daughter, Black embarks on a suspenseful hunt for the killer
Kes by Ken Loach( Visual )

12 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working class Yorkshire boy, is a scrappy loner who delivers papers before and after school, shares a bed with his bullying brother, Jud, and mostly ignores his self-absorbed mother. His routine is derailed when he spots a small falcon, a kestrel, in the countryside. He's raised birds in the past and is inspired to capture a young kestrel and try his hand at falconry. When not enduring the scorn of his peers and "betters," Billy wanders the countryside, pokes about the town, and secretively trains his kestrel, where his intelligence and imagination are as free as the bird. Because ever present in Billy's mind is fear and hatred of the pit--the local mine where he is destined to spend his adult life digging coal
The good thief by Neil Jordan( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 554 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
The boxer by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny Flynn es excarcelado de una prisión de Belfast tras cumplir una sentencia de catorce años a causa de su participación en actividades del IRA. Determinado a evitar volver a su sangriento pasado político, reabre un viejo gimnasio de su barrio para entrenar a jóvenes promesas del mundo del boxeo, sin ninguna clase de discriminación sectaria o religiosa, al tiempo que renueva su relación con su antigua novia, una mujer separada. Pero los viejos fantasmas no querrán dejarle tranquilo
Tickets by Ermanno Olmi( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 281 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
Michael Collins by Neil Jordan( Visual )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic
A World apart : global inequality and its consequences by Chris Menges( Visual )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 186 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
Crisscross by Chris Menges( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 155 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
Walter( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2003 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
Second best by Chris Menges( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 100 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
Black Jack by Ken Loach( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adventure story about an honest young boy, Tolly Pickering, forced on the run with a villainous ruffian named Black Jack. As the two enter a world of body-snatchers, private lunatic asylums, and travelling fairs, they find friendship in the most unlikely places
The lost son( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private Investigator Xavier Lombard investigates a missing person's case in London
The reader by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prominent besetzte Verfilmung des internationalen Erfolgsromans von Bernhard Schlink
Marie, a true story by Roger Donaldson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 50 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
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The Mission
Alternative Names
Chris Menges britischer Kameramann und Filmregisseur

Chris Menges Brits filmregisseur

Chris Menges brytyjski operator filmowy

Chris Menges cineasta y director de cine británico

Chris Menges cinéaste

Chris Menges regista e direttore della fotografia britannico

Menges, Christopher.

Menges, Christopher 1940-

Κρις Μένγκες

Крис Менгес

Քրիս Մենգես

כריס מנגס במאי קולנוע בריטי

کریس منجس

멘지스, 크리스 1940-




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