WorldCat Identities

Baer, Edouard 1966-

Overview
Works: 90 works in 226 publications in 4 languages and 2,278 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biographical films  Historical films  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Scenarist, Interviewee, Interviewer, Bibliographic antecedent, Film editor, Director, Singer, vac
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edouard Baer
Molière by Laurent Tirard ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: Moliere is a down-and-out actor and playwright who is up to his ears in debt. The wealthy Jourdain offers to cover that debt so that Molière's theatrical talents might help Jourdain win the heart of a certain widowed marquise. Disguised as a priest, Molière becomes a guest in Jourdain's palace on the subtext of teaching Jourdain the craft of the stage, all this to the annoyance of Jourdain's wife, Elmire. But, soon after, the confrontation between Elmire and Molière turns seductive. Jourdain enlists the aid of a well-connected and scheming acquaintance to help him pursue the widowed marquise
Poulet aux prunes = Chicken with plums by Marjane Satrapi ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and German and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser-Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed and await death"--Container
Betty Fisher et autres histoires Alias Betty by Claude Miller ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Betty is a best selling novelist who has invented her name to escape a troubled past made worse by her emotionally unstable and violent mother. When her young son is killed in an accident, her mother brings her a "replacement", a boy she kidnapped off the street
Dieu est grand, je suis toute petite God is great, and I'm not ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michèle is a 20-year-old model who has just broken up with her boyfriend. Although her life appears to be full, she becomes convinced something is missing and sets out on a mission to inject a bit of spirituality into her life. At first she dons a bindi and dabbles with Buddha. Along the way, she meets François, a veterinarian and non-practicing Jew. Festooning François' front door with a mezuzah, and asking to meet his parents, Michèle's passing interest in Judaism soon resembles a somewhat disturbing obsession
Les herbes folles by Alain Resnais ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marguerite couldn't have forseen that someone was going to steal her purse at the store exit. Nor that the thief would throw the contents into a parking lot. As to Georges, if he could have suspected, he wouldn't have bent over to pick it up
Astérix & Obélix in Britain ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Led by Julius Caesar, Rome has just invaded Britain. Cordelia, the Queen of the Britons, sends her trusty officer Anticlimax to seek help in Gaul, in another little village famed for its dogged resistance to the Romans... When Anticlimax describes the desperate situation facing his people, Asterix and Obelix accompany him back to Britain. It's Asterix and Obelix to the rescue in this rollicking adventure story!
Chicken with plums ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For their lovely, yet tragic film, graphic artists Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud reunite for a second story drawn from Satrapi's family's rich history. Instead of an animated feature, like Persepolis , they turn to live action. In pre-revolutionary Tehran, Nasser-Ali Khan (Mathieu Amalric) comes across as a curmudgeon who cares more about his career than his family, but there's more to the musician than meets the eye. With his son's help, he sets out to replace his broken violin, leading to adventures with a mysterious woman (Golshifteh Farahani) and a magical merchant (Jamel Debbouze, delightful), but when no suitable replacement materializes, Nasser announces his plan to pack it in. As he lies in bed, waiting to die, he reflects on incidents involving a judgmental clockmaker (Serge Avedikian) and his headstrong mother (Isabella Rossellini). Then, he meets the Angel of Death (narrator Edouard Baer), who gives him a glance at the fates that await his loved ones, much as in A Christmas Carol (Chiara Mastroianni plays his adult daughter). Meanwhile, his wife (Maria de Medeiros) plies him with delicacies, like chicken with plums, but he insists that death is the only solution, which makes this sound like a grim affair, except Satrapi and Paronnaud find the humor in the scenario and the beauty in the milieu, combining stylized sets and hand-drawn backdrops. Much as with Sean Penn's guitarist in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown , Amalric never strives to make Nasser-Ali likable, but he succeeds in making this stubborn man understandable. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Les brigades du tigre by Jérôme Cornuau ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En 1907, une vague de crimes sans précédent ensanglante la Belle Époque. Face aux bandits d'un nouveau siècle, le Ministre de l'IntérieurGeorges Clemenceau crée une force de police à leur mesure : les Brigades Mobiles. En 1912, la France entière les connaît sous un autrenom : les Brigades du Tigre
Une exécution ordinaire by Marc Dugain ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moscou,1952. Une jeune femme médecin est recrutée par Staline, malade, pour son don de magnétiseuse... Un face-à-face brillant, interprété à la perfection par A.Dussollier et M.Hands
J'ai toujours rêvé d'être un gangster by Samuel Benchetrit ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'histoire d'un braqueur sans arme qui braque une femme, armée. L'histoire de deux kidnappeurs qui enlèvent une adolescente suicidaire. L'histoire de deux chanteurs qui se disputent un tube. L'histoire de cinq septuagénaires qui se retrouvent pour un dernier braquage... [Source : d'après la jaquette]
Astérix and Obélix ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julius Caesar challenges Cleopatra to build a palace in 3 months. When he hears of the challenge, architect Numerobis seeks the help of his pals Panoramix, Asterix and Obelix. Jealous at having not been chosen, Amonbofis does what he can to sabotage their success!
Le bison (et sa voisine Dorine) by Isabelle Nanty ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of the romance between a pregnant concierge with four children and one of her lodgers
Astérix & Obélix au service de sa majesté ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Britain in 50 B.C., Queen Cordelia is about to surrender to Caesar's invasion, but she sends her faithful officer Jolitorax to get help from a village of die-hard Gauls. Accompanied by clever Goudurix, Astérix and Obélix go against the Roman invaders, armed with a ton of magic potion. But once they arrive in Britain nothing goes as planned, and our two heroes will have some funny adventures
God is great and I'm not ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty-year-old model Michele's search for happiness gives new meaning to religious fervor as she enthusiastically jumps from Catholicism, Buddhism and finally attempts to convert to Judaism after meeting Francois, a handsom Jewish veterinarian
God is great, I'm not ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michelle (Tautou), a fashion model, sets off on a spiritual quest in the hope of finding emotional balance. What she finds is a veterinarian named Francois (Edouard Baer, Alias Betty), whose ambivalence about being Jewish leads Michelle to study the faith and consider conversion. The plot sounds heavy, but God Is Great (And I'm Not) is actually a light, fluid movie that's as alert to the thousand tiny ways in which men and women miscommunicate and defeat their best intentions
Les herbes folles Wild grass ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lost wallet opens the door to Georges and Marguerite's romantic adventure. After examining the ID of its owner, it is not a simple matter for Georges to turn the wallet he has found into the police. Nor can Marguerite retrieve her wallet without being piqued with curiosity about the person who found it. As George and Marguerite navigate the social protocols of giving and acknowledging thanks, turbulence enters their everyday lives. Bonus includes a featurette
Dieu est grand, je suis toute petite by Pascale Bailly ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Michèle écrit dans son journal intime : "J'ai vingt ans et j'ai raté ma vie". Bertrand et elle viennent de se séparer. Elle a du avorter. Elle demande alors à Dieu de l'aider, puis elle se tourne vers Bouddha. Elle fait ensuite la connaissance de François, un chirurgien juif de 32 ans
Le mystère Malraux by René-Jean Bouyer ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
<<Ecrire un film sur Malraux, c'est entreprendre l'ascension d'un sommet par toutes ses faces à la fois. Quelle voie choisir ? Celle suivie par l'aventurier, le dandy, l'amateur d'art, le volontaire de la guerre d'Espagne, le fondateur du ministère de la Culture ?... Et il y en a tant d'autres ! Car cet écrivain aux multiples facettes dissimule sa personnalité complexe, énigmatique. Qui est au fond le véritable Malraux, celui qui a toujours pris soin de se draper derrière l'insaisissable, le grandiose, le mystère ? >> René-Jean Bouyer
Cravate club by Frédéric Jardin ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of two friends, Adrian and Bernard. Adrian misses Bernard's 40th birthday celebration because he has to attend a monthly meeting of a secret club. Bernard refuses to accept Adrian's affiliation with the club and starts to get progressively madder
Mensonges et trahisons et plus si offinité ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Celebrity biographer is caught between the woman he now loves and the woman he once loved
 
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Languages
French (105)
English (9)
German (1)
Italian (1)