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Facets Video (Firm)

Works: 1,046 works in 1,528 publications in 10 languages and 53,005 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Television mini-series  Historical films  Television adaptations  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
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 )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Polish and English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 10 short films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex. The themes are the universal ones of love, marriage, infidelity, parenthood, guilt, faith and compassion and focus on the complexities of human relationships
Camila by Maria Luisa Bemberg( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the tragic true story of Buenos Aires socialite Camila O'Gorman, who falls in love with, and runs away with, a young Jesuit priest, Uladislao Gutiérrez
Deutschland, bleiche Mutter by Helma Sanders-Brahms( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in German and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set during World War II ... 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 )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 420 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 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea seeks vengeance against Jason after he betrays her in a search for the golden fleece
Heimat a chronicle of Germany by Edgar Reitz( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in German and held by 363 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 )

4 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlo Levi is a political exile banished to a village in Southern Italy in 1935 by Mussolini for his anti-fascist writings. It is the story of Levi's experiences in an alien world of poverty and quiet despair, where he discovers that human values are stronger than values of the state
Chahār shanbah sūrī = [Fireworks Wednesday]( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Persian and held by 333 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
The House of Bernarda Alba : by Mario Camus( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 332 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 events which culminate in a tragic denouement
Architectures 2 by Frédéric Compain( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 323 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
La planète sauvage = Fantastic Planet by René Laloux( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 315 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
Gamlet( Visual )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in Russian and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered by many the finest screen adaptation of Shakespeare's greatest work, Grigori Kozintsev's HAMLET is a spare, haunting interpretation based on a translation by novelist Boris Pasternak. The malevolence afoot in the state of Denmark is magnificently captured by the foreboding black and white cinematography and the dark, dramatic score by composer Dmitri Shostakovich. In addition, acclaimed Russian actors Innokenti Smoktunovsky and Anastasia Vertinskaya offer stellar, award-winning performances. Kozintsev, a peer of Eisenstein's who worked well into the 1960s, was a master of cinematic technique who finally achieved recognition at the end of his career for his stunning interpretations of Shakespeare. Leading film historian Richard Dyer wrote in the Boston Globe: 'Paradoxically, the two most powerful films of Shakespeare plays [HAMLET and KING LEAR] were made not in Great Britain but in the Soviet Union.'"--Editorial review,
Méliès le cinémagicien by Georges Méliès( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes 15 of Melies' short films
Tre fratelli Three brothers( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 292 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
Aventurera( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 290 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
Werckmeister harmóniák Werckmeister harmonies( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Hungarian and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a frostbitten, fogbound provincial town lives a young postman, Janos Valushka. One day a traveling circus comes to town, displaying the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world in a corrugated metal trailer. Their arrival in the midst of a terminal frost prompts bizarre rumors which quickly run rife, alluding to a shadowy figure, dubbed the Prince, who supposedly accompanies the circus. Within a short time, the gathering tensions ignite, and an apocalyptic unrest is unleashed, the madness sweeping across the frigid, foggy community, and forever changing Janos' life. Bela Tarr, a Hungarian director more talked about than viewed, twists reality into impressionism in this adaptation from Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai's novel, while regarding the characters with great intensity through long, uninterrupted takes
Brook by Brook, an intimate portrait by Peter Brook( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 287 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
La vie de Bouddha by Martin Meissonnier( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in French and English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the story of Prince Siddhartha and his spiritual transformation into the Buddha
Korolʹ Lir = King Lear( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Russian and English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Learś attempt to divide his kingdom among his three daughters leads to great tragedy
White king, red rubber, black death( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical analysis of King Leopold II of Belgium's treatment of the native inhabitants of the Congo Free State in the years 1885-1908, during which time he administered forced labor camps of shocking brutality and plundered the colony's natural resources for his personal gain
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H.H. Holmes America's first serial killer
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H.H. Holmes America's first serial killer