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Facets Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 980 works in 1,642 publications in 11 languages and 52,665 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Made-for-TV movies  Science fiction films  Animated films  Bible films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Facets Video (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Facets Video (Firm)
Dekalog = The Decalogue by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Polish and English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten, approximately one-hour films made for Polish television that each feature one of the 10 commandments as a thematic construct
Camila by Maria Luisa Bemberg( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the true story of a young Catholic socialite from Buenos Aires, Camila O'Gorman, who falls in love and runs away with a young Jesuit priest, Ladislao Gutierrez, in 1847. Eventually they are found and executed by the repressive government. The film also makes a statement about the affect of dictatorship on personal and political freedom
Deutschland bleich Mutter by Helma Sanders-Brahms( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in German and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film is set during World War II and follows newlywed Lene, whose young husband, a soldier, is sent to the front lines. Lene discovers that she is pregnant and is forced to take her child on a journey across the war-ravaged countryside ... Lene ... is by turns brave and foolhardy, resourceful and resilient, facing a bleak future with fierce determination"--Container
H.H. Holmes : America's first serial killer by John Borowski( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story behind America's first serial killer who terrorized Chicago during the turn-of-the-century World's Fair. Chronicles his grisly life from childhood, to the cross-country man hunt to find him, and finally to his incarceration and execution
Medea by Lars von Trier( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in Danish and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea seeks vengeance against Jason after he betrays her in a search for the golden fleece
Tango our dance = Tango baile nuestro( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Director Jorge Zanada spent years researching and recording the tango's place in Argentine culture and exploring the machismo that drives the dance"--Container
La casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband's death, Bernarda Alba forces her five daughters into eight years of strict mourning. The appearance of Pepe El Romano, a man who wishes to marry the eldest daughter, Angustias, unleashes a series of tragic events
Heimat : a chronicle of Germany by Edgar Reitz( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in German and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional chronicle of life in Germany, from 1919 to 1982, as reflected in the fluctuating fortunes of the members of one family, initially peasant-farmers, in the fictitious village of Schabbach in the Rhineland. An extraordinary succession of mostly ordinary events and characters--history seen from ground level--vividly acted by a huge cast of both professional and nonprofessional actors
Cristo si è fermato a Eboli = Christ stopped at Eboli by Francesco Rosi( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Italian and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levi, an intellectual exiled by the Fascist government during World War II to a mountain village in southern Italy, discovers the resilience and dignity of people who live close to the land
Edgar Reitz's Heimat II : chronicle of a generation by Edgar Reitz( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in German and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of the 1960s in Germany, focusing on the experiences of a young classical musician who moves to Munich to find a new life and new home
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in Russian and Armenian and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered by many the finest screen adaption of Shakespeare's greatest work, Grigori Kozintsev's Hamlet is a spare, haunting interpretation based on a transaltion by novelist Boris Pasternak."--Container
Chahār shanbah sūrī = [Fireworks Wednesday] by Aṣghar Farhādī( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Persian and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All of Tehran is preparing to celebrate the traditional New Year with the festival of fire, which falls on the last Tuesday night before the official New Year begins. A young woman named Rouhi is employed by a young couple to clean their house. Sweet and naive, Rouhi is engaged to be married, but her innocence is shattered when she finds her employers' household in crisis over accusations of infidelity
Méliès le cinémagicien by Georges Méliès( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes 15 of Melies' short films
Architectures 2 by Frédéric Compain( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Una serie dedicada a las creaciones arquitectónicas más ambiciosos del siglo 19 y 20, consistentes en material de archivo notable, modelos a escala, y entrevistas con algunos de los más grandes arquitectos de nuestro tiempo"--Estuche
Korolʹ Lir = King Lear by Grigoriĭ Mikhaĭlovich Kozint︠s︡ev( Visual )

6 editions published in 2007 in Russian and English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Learś attempt to divide his kingdom among his three daughters leads to great tragedy
La planète sauvage = Fantastic Planet by René Laloux( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a distant planet, tiny humanoid creatures called Oms live in fear of the Draags. Draags are blue-skinned, red-eyed creatures standing over 40 feet tall. When a Draag child casually kills a human mother with a flick of her finger, she makes amends by adopting the dead woman's child as a pet. However, the new pet quickly figures out the secret of Draag brainpower and escapes to share his knowledge with a band of humans. Together, the humans make plans to bring down the reign of the Draags
Tre fratelli = Three brothers by Francesco Rosi( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about the lives and dreams of three brothers reunited in their small home town on the occasion of the funeral of their mother. "Here, in the sunlight of the Italian countryside, they face their connection to each other and to themselves, in a film that is at once beautiful, full of humanity, and emotionally shattering."
Werckmeister harmóniák = Werckmeister harmonies by Béla Tarr( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Hungarian and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A circus arrives in a small village in Hungary. Instead of exotic animals and acrobats, it features jars of medical anomalies. It creates tension in the village as a shadowy figure incites violence among its inhabitants
Aventurera by Alberto Gout( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left alone after her mother runs off with another man and her father shoots himself, Elena attempts to make a new life for herself in Juarez but is drugged, seduced, and forced to work as a dancer and call girl in a nightclub. She soon rises to stardom as a dancer, but still plots revenge and escape
Brook by Brook, an intimate portrait( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brook by Brook: A revealing film about Peter Brook made by his son, Simon, offering a privileged view into Brook's family, theater, and films in a collective father-son journey that is personal and moving
 
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