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Blain, Gérard

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Most widely held works about Gérard Blain
Most widely held works by Gérard Blain
Der amerikanische Freund = American friend by Wim Wenders( Visual )

49 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young picture framer thinks that he has a terminal disease and is set up to become a hired assassin in West Germany because of the lure of quick money
Hatari! by Howard Hawks( Visual )

18 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and French and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of highly skilled professional game hunters capture ferocious big game for zoos and circus attractions
Le beau Serge = Handsome Serge by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

56 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a successful yet sickly young man who returns home to the small village where he grew up. There, he finds himself at odds with his former close friend--now unhappily married and a wretched alcoholic--and the provincial life he represents
Les cousins by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

42 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 565 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
Les salades de l'amour : the supplements by François Truffaut( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Mistons: Depicts a group of pubescent boys whose admiration of a young girl takes on an edge of cruelty, with unforeseen results. Working with François Truffaut: Interview with co-writers Claude de Givray and Bernard Revon
Two short films by François Truffaut : Les Mistons ; Antoine & Colette( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mischief makers in Les mistons, are five boys who spend a summer pursuing and harassing a young couple in love
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

13 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in French and held by 90 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
John Wayne collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 54 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
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mots-clés : adolescent ; école ; famille-crise ; délinquance
Les Mistons. by François Truffaut( Visual )

21 editions published between 1957 and 1995 in Undetermined and French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflects on the awakening of the sensuality, the innocent malice, the unpredictable jealousy, and the unknown desires of adolescence in a story about a gang of boys who decide to hate and torment an older girl because of her affection for her boyfriend
Michel Tournier by Nicolas Ribowski( Visual )

6 editions published in 1983 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerard Blain looks at the life and writings of Michel Tournier
Les 400 coups ; Les mistons by François Truffaut( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 18 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)
Die Enttäuschten( Visual )

3 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte et Véronique, ou, Tous les garçons sáppellent Patrick = All boys are called Patrick by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

in French and held by 15 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
L'oro di Roma( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Italian and held by 14 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
Voici le temps des assassins by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

7 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in French and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"À Paris, André Chatelin, un restaurateur au grand cœur, voit débarquer la fille de sa première épouse qu'il n'a pas vue depuis des années. La jeune femme se prénomme Catherine et déclare que depuis la mort de sa mère à Marseille elle n'a nulle part où aller. Bientôt, la jeune fille tente d'évincer Gérard, un sympathique étudiant sans le sou qu'André considère comme son fils. Ce n'est que le début de son projet machiavélique..." (Source :
Gérard Blain und Jean-Claude Brialy in Schrei wenn du kannst Les cousins( Visual )

10 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Geschichte einer Studentenclique im Pariser Universitätsviertel Saint-Germain-des-Pres: Hinter der Fassade von spielerischer Lässigkeit und gepflegter Langeweile verbirgt sich ein tiefer Lebensüberdruß. Aus harmlosen Späßen wird tödlicher Ernst, eine unglückliche Liebesgeschichte endet gewaltsam. Chabrols präzises Porträt ebenso wohlhabender wie neurotischer Nichtstuer schwankt zwischen Faszination und kritischer Distanz. Anspielungen auf die faschistoide Mentalität der jungen Helden, die sich in kleinen Details äußert (in der deutschen Synchronfassung teilweise getilgt oder verfälscht), legen eine politische Interpretation zwar nahe, bleiben allerdings wenig verbindlich, da sich der Film völlig auf die wertungsfreie Darstellung eines Milieus beschränkt. (Fernsehtitel auch: "Die Augen einer Fremden")
I delfini( Visual )

6 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in Italian and held by 9 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
Le beau Serge ; (suivi de) Les cousins by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les amis by Gérard Blain( Visual )

5 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jaquette indique : "Les amis raconte l'histoire d'une liaison affectueuse entre un homme marié et riche et un jeune homme pauvre et beau. François Truffaut (1971)"
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Blain, Gérard Ernest Zéphirin 1930-2000

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

Gérard Blain acteur et réalisateur français

Gérard Blain attore francese

Gérard Blain Frans acteur (1930-2000)

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

Блен, Жерар

جيرار بلين

ژرار بلان فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان فرانسوی


Les salades de l'amour : the supplementsTwo short films by François Truffaut : Les Mistons ; Antoine & ColetteLes quatre cents coups