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Heffes, Alex

Works: 108 works in 302 publications in 6 languages and 14,748 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  History  Historical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Action and adventure films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Composer, msd, Musician, Author, Conductor, Performer, Instrumentalist, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alex Heffes
Inside job by Charles H Ferguson( Visual )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008. At a cost of over $20 trillion, it caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, this film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia
Mandela : long walk to freedom by Idris Elba( Visual )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justin Chadwick directs this award-winning biopic of the former South African President and key anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela. Idris Elba stars as Mandela, who grows up in a nation divided by racial segregation laws but doesn't become politicised until his university years. While training as a lawyer, Mandela becomes increasingly aware of the injustice suffered by black South Africans in a country run almost exclusively by whites. His relationships with like-minded spirits such as his wife Winnie (Naomie Harris) fuel his radicalism and lead him into a conflict with the authorities that sees him imprisoned on Robben Island with other anti-apartheid activists for over a decade. With unrest growing throughout the nation, Mandela becomes an increasingly influential figure despite his imprisonment, leading him to hope that he may yet lead his people on the walk to freedom. The film was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Original Song and won the corresponding award at the Golden Globes
State of play by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When D.C. reporter Cal McCaffrey is assigned to investigate the murder of an assistant to an up-and-coming politician, he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to bring down the nation's power structures
Escape plan by Sylvester Stallone( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Breslin, one of the world's foremost authorities on structural security, agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called The Tomb. Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Ray must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built
Touching the Void by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1985, two young British friends travelled to a remote corner of Peru. Ambitious mountaineers, their aim was to conquer the unclimbed west face of a notorious 21,000 ft. peak "Siula Grande". Their story has become part of mountaineering legend
Dear Frankie by Sang na ou ya ba( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trama: Frankie, nove anni, vive con sua madre Lizzie e la nonna, ed è sordo. Potrebbe parlare anche se preferisce comunicare a gesti Il suo più grande cruccio è essere lontano dal padre, che crede un marinaio, a cui scrive lunghe lettere. In realtà è Lizzie ad aver abbandonato il marito, alla cui violenza si deve la sordità di Frankie; ed è Lizzie stessa ad intercettare le lettere che il figlio indirizza al padre e a rispondere per lui, raccontando al bambino i favolosi viaggi della nave su cui finge che il marito sia imbarcato, la Accra. Intanto, Frankie va a scuola, dove stringe amicizia con Catriona, l'unica a saper parlare il linguaggio dei gesti, e con Ricky, un bambino vivace che lo provoca continuamente. Un giorno, è proprio Ricky a leggere sul giornale la notizia che la Accra sta per sbarcare nel porto della loro cittadina; Ricky scommette che il padre dell'amico non lo verrà a trovare. Venuta a conoscenza della cosa, Lizzie, disperata, è decisa ad assumere qualcuno che reciti la parte del padre di Frankie L'amica Marie le presenta un amico; Lizzie non vuole sapere niente di lui, né chi sia, né cosa faccia; le basta che reciti bene il suo ruolo. E lo straniero non la delude: dapprima diffidente, Frankie si abbandona presto all'affetto per quel padre che tanto ha sognato e che ora crede di avere davanti a sé in carne ed ossa; anche l'uomo sembra affezionarsi al ragazzino e gli regala due splendide giornate. Dopo l'ultima serata in un pub, lo straniero bacia Lizzie, le restituisce i soldi del compenso pattuito e se ne va. Nel frattempo, la sorella di Davy, il vero padre di Frankie, è riuscita a ritrovare Lizzie tramite un annuncio sul giornale: le comunica che il fratello è gravemente malato. Poco tempo dopo, Davy muore Lizzie è convinta che, con quest'evento, la finzione delle lettere potrà avere fine; ma Frankie scrive un'ultima missiva, in cui dichiara di aver capito benissimo che lo straniero non era il suo vero padre, ma di provare comunque una grande amicizia per lui e un enorme affetto per la madre
The First Grader( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Kenya in 1953 there was a violent uprising against British colonial rule led by the Mau Mau, who were mainly from the Kikuyu tribe. Thousands were killed, and thousands imprisoned, although the conflict did eventually lead to independence for Kenya. Based on a true story, this tells the tale of how 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter Kimani N'gan'ga Maruge fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. It is a triumphant testimony to the transforming force of education
Roots( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gripping story is told through four generations, from the capture of Kunta Kinte in Africa to his transport to Colonial America in brutal conditions through successive generations fighting to win their freedom in the Civil War
The last king of Scotland by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and German and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. Amin's incredible story as seen through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan, a young Scotsman who becomes the volatile leader's personal physician and trusted confidant. What starts off as a fascinating job soon turns to horror as the doctor realizes what kind of man he really works for
One day in September by Arthur Cohn( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the shocking and incredibly true story of the brutal massacre of 11 Israeli athletes by a team of extreme Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. From terrorist training in Libya to the terrorists sneaking into the Olympic Village to the tension-filled negotiations to the shocking conclusion at a German airport. Told with actual video shot during the crisis
Queen of Katwe( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion
The program by Stephen Frears( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Découvrez toute la verité sur le plus grand scandale de l'histoire du sport. Plongez au coeur du démantèlement du programme de dopage qui a fait voler en éclats la légende Armstrong." (Source : jaquette)
Imagine me & you by Oliver Parker( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blushing bride's nuptials take a surprising turn at the altar, when an innocent glance between her and a female guest sparks a love at first sight romance. She is soon forced to choose between her husband and the girl of her dreams
Out of reach by Trevor Miller( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Ray Lancing, a former covert, agent turned survivalist, discovers that the foster program he is involved with in Poland is actually a human trafficking network. When a letter from his young pen pal states that she is going to go with a new "sponsor", Lancing suspects that something is not right. He discovers the trafficking operation and begins to make his plans to shut it down
Trauma by Gillian Wearing( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waking up in hospital, Ben learns that his wife has been killed in the same car accident that put him in a coma for a week. His disorientation and feelings of guilt are further amplified by the media frenzy gripping London following the murder of a pop star - a crime for which and for some reason, Ben seems implicated
Red Riding Hood by Catherine Hardwicke( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valerie is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry. Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village
What we did on our holiday( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Tennant, Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly star in this family comedy written and directed by Andy Hamilton. As Doug (Tennant), his wife Abi (Pike) and their three children prepare to travel up to the Scottish Highlands for Doug's father Gordie (Connolly)'s 75th birthday, they give their children a list of things that are to be kept secret, including the fact that daddy lives in a different house to mummy. While their offspring set about telling Grandpa the ins and outs of their lives down in London, including intimate details of arguments their parents have had, Doug and Abi try to put aside their differences and have an enjoyable weekend
The last king of Scotland by Alex Heffes( Recording )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen of Katwe : original motion picture soundtrack( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le dernier roi d'Écosse by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1971. Un jeune médecin écossais part en Ouganda et croise la route d'Idi Amin Dada, le nouvel homme fort du pays qui lui propose de devenir son médecin personnel. Il accepte et rejoint le cercle très fermé du président. Mais il prend rapidement conscience de la folie meurtrière du dictateur. Sa seule issue : fuir. Une traque acharnée commence
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One day in September
Alternative Names
Alex Heffes britischer Komponist

Alex Heffes British composers

Alex Heffes britisk komponist

Alex Heffes Brits componist

Alex Heffes britský hudební skladatel

Alex Heffes brittisk kompositör

Alex Heffes compositeur britannique

Alex Heffes compositore inglese


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