WorldCat Identities

O'Brien, Rebecca

Works: 45 works in 243 publications in 8 languages and 5,005 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  War films  Historical films  Comedy films  Crime films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Romance films  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, Actor, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rebecca O'Brien
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ireland, 1920. Damien O'Donovan is leaving for London for an internship, until the dreaded Black and Tans attack his hurling mates, killing one for not speaking English. Thus sidetracked by the Irish War for Independence, Damien is convinced by his brother Teddy to throw his lot in with the IRA. Damien is a purist, an idealist, and therefore marked for a tragic destiny, while Teddy is a fatefully pragmatic politician. These differences between the brothers propel the film through its terrible final act, as the signing of Anglo-Irish Treaty establishes the Irish Free State, splits the Republican movement, and unleashes the Irish Civil War
Bread and roses by Ken Loach( Visual )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya is an illegal alien who has crossed the U.S. border from Mexico to search for her sister Rosa, and to begin a new life. After being reunited, Rosa gets Maya a job with a janitorial service in a large office building. While working, Maya happens upon Sam Shapiro, a muckraking lawyer and union agitator whom the service-workers' union has assigned to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Appalled at the work conditions and unfair labor practices, Maya and Sam team up to fight her employer
The angels' share by Ken Loach( Visual )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, the wayward and disillusioned Robbie is given one last chance to turn his life around. Together four friends discover that turning to drink might just change their lives--not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world
Jimmy's hall( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1921 Jimmy Gralton's sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in an Ireland on the brink of Civil War. The Pearse-Connolly Hall was a place where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream; but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its socialist and free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close
Looking for Eric by Ken Loach( Visual )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Bishop, a British soccer fanatic who is down on Eric Bishop, a British soccer fanatic who is down on legendary player for Manchester United. Cantona is there to lend a hand with raising his kids and showing him how to woo back his ex-wife. When the menace of crime threatens Bishop's home, Cantona's advice finally gets him to reach out to his friends that have always been ready to help via a con job that is quite effective
Sweet sixteen by Ken Loach( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's precious little sweetness in Liam's life in the weeks before his 16th birthday: his mother is in prison, and his stepfather Stan is a bullying small-time drug dealer. Liam wants a normal life with mom, his older sister and her baby boy, in a caravan he picked out himself. Naïve, driven Liam comes to the attention of a local crime lord, who offers him employment--but with conditions that are merciless. Liam is locked into a destiny that he can't escape, by a country that has written him off. His dreams of escaping to a better life sabotaged by his own refusal to the misery common to his class
Tickets by Ermanno Olmi( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Italian and held by 272 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
The navigators by Ken Loach( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As big business takes hold of the rail industry, a local depot gang is forced to either adapt to the new managerial double-talk or take chances with receiving severance pay. Agreements set long ago are suddenly undermined by a new managing director who wipes the slate clean. Tensions mount when the men show up at the depot only to find there is no work for them
Land and freedom : a story from the Spanish Revolution by Ken Loach( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spagna, 1936. La guerra civile e la mobilitazione internazionale. Le brigate dei volontari, i sogni e gli ideali di chi era andato a combattere in Spagna contro il regime franchista. La passione politica e civile di David che si fonde con l'amore per Blanca. La fine delle illusioni ma non degli ideali, in un film che unisce cuore e ragione
My name is Joe by Ken Loach( Visual )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe is out of work, but keeps sane by coaching the self-styled worst football team in Glasgow. When one of Joe's players gets involved with some local gangsters a chain of events is set in motion which not only threatens the lives of those concerned, but also comes between Joe's budding love affair with social worker, Sarah--Container
Echoes by Maeve Binchy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clare O'Brien, a shopkeeper's daughter, and David Power, the village doctor's son, dream of escaping from their lives in Castlebay, Ireland. Set in the 1950's
Hidden agenda by Ken Loach( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in French and English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Northern Ireland, two American researchers investigate the torture of civilians by Government Security Forces. When Paul is given a tape containing explosive evidence, he is "accidentally" killed and his partner Ingrid joins forces with a tough cop to expose the truth
A fond kiss-- by Ken Loach( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casim is a second generation Pakistani from Glasgow. Working as a DJ in Glasgow's coolest venues, he dreams of buying his own club. His parents Tariq and Sadia are devout Muslims and plan for him to marry his beautiful cousin Jasmine - who is soon to arrive in the UK. His proud father spends all his spare time supervising the building of an extension to the family home where the couple are to live. Casim's parents then arrange for his older sister Rukhsana to marry Amar, a promising young scientist from a good family. Life for Casim and his family is ticking along nicely. Until he meets Roisin
Route Irish by Ken Loach( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in German and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fergus (Womack) returns to his native Liverpool for the funeral of his childhood friend Frankie, a fellow private security contractor who has been killed on "Route Irish", the deadly and now infamous stretch of road between Baghdad airport and the Green Zone
It's a free world! by Ken Loach( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Angie and her flatmate Rose decide they can be their own boss. They set up a recruitment agency for immigrant workers, which operates in a twilight world where labour is cheap and laws are made to be ignored" --Container
Martino unstrung a brain mystery by Pat Martino( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Legendary jazz guitar virtuoso Pat Martino underwent brain surgery that saved his life but erased all memory, some emotion and the ability to play. There he should have remained but after years in the wilderness he made an impossible comeback of astonishing power and mastery. Martino's story takes neuropsychologist Paul Broks to the outer realms of science to explore the mysteries of memory, self, creativity, and to reconsider who we are."
Land and freedom( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mots-clés : Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista (Espagne) ; guerre d'Espagne
Noel and the genealogy of the O'Briens; being a history of the town of Noel, Nova Scotia, its inhabitants and descendants by Royal G O'Brien( Book )

1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spirit of '45 by Ken Loach( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documental que ofrece una mirada al pasado en los años posteriores a la Segunda Guerra Mundial en la conflictiva Gran bretaña. Una mezcla de imágenes de archivo y testimonios únicos para acercar el recorrido de unos ideales que han evolucionado de forma significativa. Desde el nacimiento del nuevo socialismo en torno al año 1945 que busca encarecidamente la creación de una sociedad justa y unida a través del esfuerzo común, a la decadencia de los ideales y la avaricia del ser humano
Il vento che accarezza l'erba( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Irlanda nel 1920 Damien si unisce al fratello Teddy nella vittoriosa lotta contro l'egemonia britannica, abbandonando la sua brillante carriera di medico in Inghilterra. Alla firma del trattato con gli inglesi il popolo irlandese si divide in due fazioni. Le famiglie, cha hanno combattuto fianco a fianco, si trovano a misurarsi l'una contro l'altra in una terribile guerra civile. Damien e Teddy, un tempo uniti dagli stessi ideali, si trovano divisi su fronti opposti
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Alternative Names
Rebecca O’Brien

Rebecca O’Brien britische Filmproduzentin

Rebecca O’Brien Brits filmproducente

Ребекка О'Брайэн

רבקה או'בריאן

ريبيكا اوبراين

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