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Blain, Gérard

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Most widely held works by Gérard Blain
Les cousins by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

107 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple, good-hearted country cousin Charles comes to study at the Sorbonne in Paris where he stays at the luxury apartment of Paul, his cynical city cousin. Charles works hard but fails his exams, Paul doesn't but passes and gets Charles's girl. Chabrol's second feature film re-unites Jean-Claude Brialy and Gerard Blain, the two lead actors from his debut feature, 'Le Beau Serge'. Paul (Brialy) is a hedonistic and confident Parisian student living in his uncle's fashionable inner city flat. He spends his time drinking, carousing, sleeping with a variety of female friends and playing the role of matchmaker for his friends, arranging trysts in an ongoing merry go round of bed partners. He is an emotionally remote and decadent man, adhering to a dubious moral code, who approaches his friends love lives with devilish detachment. Charles (Blain) is his naive country cousin, a dedicated student, who stays with Paul whilst studying for his law exams. When Charles is introduced to Paul's swinging set, he instantaneously falls for Florence, a beautiful woman who is intrigued by Charles' innocence. Paul is perturbed as he observes the attraction between the two and the respect that Charles displays for Florence. A clash is inevitable as the rivalry for Florences affection grows. The contrast between the two main characters morality is acute, especially in their attitudes toward women. A dramatic study of class conflict and personal responsibility 'Les Cousins' is a riveting and perverse study of decadent Parisian student life. The City of Lights is captured by Decae's camera as if seen through the amazed eyes of Charles. The film won the Best Film award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1959. Also available on 16mm
Hatari! by Howard Hawks( Visual )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and French and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of highly skilled professional game hunters capture ferocious big game for zoos and circus attractions
Der Amerikanische Freund = the American friend by Wim Wenders( Visual )

53 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about a Hamburg picture framer who is perfectly ordinary except that he is suffering from a rare and fatal blood disease. His peace and sanity are upset when he is offered money to assassinate a Mafia figure in Paris. DVD
Der amerikanische Freund = American friend( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about a Hamburg picture framer who is perfectly ordinary except that he is suffering from a rare and fatal blood disease. His peace and sanity are upset when he is offered money to assassinate a Mafia figure in Paris
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

39 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : Les débuts de la vie d'Antoine Doinel, célèbre personnage de François Truffaut. A douze ans, Antoine découvre le monde et ses parents. Une triste découverte qui provoque sa fugue et son internement dans une maison de redressement dont il s'évade
Two short films by François Truffaut Les Mistons ; Antoine & Colette( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in French and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antoine et Colette is the second installment of the "Antoine Doinel" series, in which the young man at 18 falls in love with an older student who doesn't return his feeling
John Wayne the tribute collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donovan's Reef. 'Guns' Donovan prefers carousing with his pals Doc Dedham and 'Boats' Gilhooley, until Dedham's high-society daughter Amelia shows up in their South Seas paradise. Hatari! . A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways ? In harm's way. A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.-- IMdB
Michel Tournier by Gérard Blain( Visual )

6 editions published in 1983 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerard Blain looks at the life and writings of Michel Tournier
Charlotte et Véronique, ou, Tous les garçons sáppellent Patrick All boys are called Patrick by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[1st work] Charlotte et Véronique : college roommates become acquainted with the same ardent Patrick on the same day in separate encounters. Each falls for his line and agrees to a later date with him. They do not realize they have dates with the same Patrick until later, when they see him giving another girl "the rush."--[2nd work] Les Mistons : focuses on the fantasies and exploits of five adolescent boys who become infatuated with, and try to win the attention of an older woman in love
Les 400 coups ; Les mistons by François Truffaut( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antoine Doinel a quatorze ans. En classe, il ne cesse d'avoir des ennuis avec son maître d'école, qui le punit pour avoir écrit sur les murs de la classe. A la maison, ses parents se montrent indifférents à son égard, et ne savent que faire de lui pendant les vacances. N'ayant pas fait sa punition, Antoine fait l'école buissonnière avec son copain René et surprend sa mère dans les bras de son amant. La vie du jeune Antoine s'annonce sous le signe du mensonge et de la débrouille. (Jaquette)
L'oro di Roma( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Nazi occupation, the Jews of Rome were asked to comeup with either fifty kilograms of gold or two hundred heads of households as hostages. Two youths attempt to mobilize the community, but their efforts fall short
Le beau Serge ; (suivi de) Les cousins by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

3 editions published between 1958 and 2001 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le beau serge"Après 10 ans d'absence, François retrouve le village de son enfance. Il a gardé le souvenir d'un ami, Serge, à qui un brillant avenir était promis. Mais il apprend que Serge est un ivrogne. Celui-ci, conscient de sa déchéance, cherche à se justifier aux yeux de François, le jeune homme va tenter de le sauver..."Les cousins": Charles vient à paris terminer ses études auprés de son cousin paul.Fasciné par la personnalité de paul charles est mal à l'aise au mileu des étudiants fortunés que fréquente son cousin
I delfini( Visual )

6 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A human and social portrait of a group of young people from the well-to-do bourgeoisie and aristocracy living in an Italian provincial town in the 1950s
Voici le temps des assassins by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

7 editions published between 1953 and 2004 in Undetermined and French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chatelin hat ein gutgehendes Restaurant in den Hallen von Paris, er ist gutmütig, geachtet und reich. Wie einen Sohn nimmt er Gerard auf und läßt ihn studieren. Seine Frau hat ihn verlassen. Eines Tages taucht deren Tochter Catherine auf und verdreht sowohl Gerard als auch Chatelin den Kopf. Voller Hinterlist planen Mutter und Tochter den Tod der beiden Männer. Chatelin kann zwar die Ermordung von Gerard nicht verhindern, aber sich selbst retten. Catherine wird von Gerards Hund zerfleischt, die Mutter verkommt im Drogenrausch. Überdurchschnittlicher Kriminalfilm mit treffsicherer Milieuzeichnung, intensiven Darstellern und ausgezeichneter Regie; die zynische Story wirkt stark konstruiert. (Lexikon des internationalen Films 2000/2001 (CD-ROM)
Les Amis by Gérard Blain( Visual )

5 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un adolescent instable se prend d'amitié pour un riche industriel qui le conseille et le guide... Sa mort accidentelle le laisse désemparé... Le premier film de Gérard Blain, sensible et délicat
Pierre Braunberger présente Jean-Paul Belmondo et Anne Colette dans "Charlotte et son Jules" Charlotte und ihr Typ( Visual )

6 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte et son Jules : shot entirely in or from Godard's hotel room, Jules gives Charlotte a seemingly endless and self-indulgent tirade on her faults and his tribulations -- Terre sans pain : Luis Buñuel's surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote part of Spain that is ravaged by poverty
Un Enfant dans la foule by Gérard Blain( Visual )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1944 Paul, 13 ans, est le mal aimé de sa famille. Dans cette période trouble de l'Occupation, sur fond de guerre, il se trouve en quête de chaleur humaine
The 400 blows ; with Antoine and Colette by François Truffaut( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"François Truffaut's first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut's cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel, The 400 blows sensitively recreates the trails of Truffaut's own difficult childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime."
Les salades de l'amour( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le beau Serge by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Blain, Gérard Ernest Zéphirin 1930-2000

Gérard Blain 1930-2000 French actor, film director and screenwriter

Gérard Blain attore francese

Gérard Blain Frans acteur (1930-2000)

Gérard Blain französischer Schauspieler, Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor (1930-2000)

Блен, Жерар

جيرار بلين

ジェラール・ブラン

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Les quatre cents coupsTwo short films by François Truffaut Les Mistons ; Antoine & ColetteThe 400 blows ; with Antoine and Colette