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Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm)

Works: 56 works in 238 publications in 5 languages and 11,639 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  History  Coming-of-age films  Melodrama  Interviews  Historical films  Documentary films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Production personnel, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm)
Au revoir les enfants by Louis Malle( Visual )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during World War II, a French boy at a Catholic boarding school befriends a new student and discovers that the school officials are hiding him from the Nazis because he is Jewish
Perfume : The Story of a Murderer by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1738 in Paris, a baby is born under a fishmonger's bloody table in a marketplace and abandoned. Orphaned, passed over to the monks as a charity case, already there is something about the tiny infant that is unsettling. No one will look after him; he is somehow too demanding and, even more disturbing, something is missing: he doesn't smell the way a baby should; indeed, he has no scent at all. Yet Jean-Baptiste Grenouille clings stubbornly to life, because he possesses an absolute sense of smell, and with it, he can read the world, discovering truths that elude ordinary men. As he leaves childhood behind and comes to understand his terrible uniqueness, his obsession becomes the quest to identify, and then to isolate, the perfect scent--that of life itself. Grenouille embarks on a monstrous quest, until the frenzy of his final triumph explodes in all its horrifying consequences
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il vent A man escaped by Robert Bresson( Visual )

22 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in French and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French Resistance fighter is sent to an infamous prison in Lyon in 1943, where 7,000 of the 12,000 prisoners housed there died either by natural means or by execution. Lt. Fontaine is certain that execution awaits him, and begins planning his escape. For a period of time he goes it alone, but reluctantly takes on a partner. He gets some help from a couple of prisoners allowed to stroll in the exercise yard, but for the most part he is a figure of isolation
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud by Louis Malle( Visual )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in French and English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and fear produce death in this murder drama. The plot to murder his lover's husband backfires when Tavernier is charged with two other murders
My dinner with André by Louis Malle( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An actor has dinner with his friend, a theater director, at an Upper West Side restaurant. Together they discuss everything from money to death to love and all the superstition in between. Playing variations on their own New York-honed personas, the two dive in with introspective, intellectual gusto. All captured in a delicate, but artful detachment
Lacombe, Lucien by Louis Malle( Visual )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces a young peasantś journey from potential Resistance member to Gestapo recruit. At once the story of a nation and one troubled boyś horrific coming of age, the disquieting portrait of lost innocence and guilt
Rue Cases-Nègres = Sugar cane alley by Euzhan Palcy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in French and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teenage life and adventures of young José, who lives in a shanty-town on Martinique in the mid-1930s, comprises the body of this film. José lives with his grandmother and is well aware of the French colonial presence. He gets into mischief, learns valuable lessons on living from an old former slave, drinks too much one time, and even sets fire to one of the run-down shanties. Regardless of his pranks, José never neglects his education
Zazie dans le métro by Louis Malle( Visual )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in French and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zazie is an energetic, saucy little girl from the suburbs who comes to Paris with her mother Jeanne for the weekend. Jeanne has an urgent appointment with her lover, so Uncle Gabby will be looking after Zazie. Zazie particularly wants to ride the Metro--the subway--but the train staff is on strike. So after the obligatory sightseeing trip to the Eiffel Tower, Zazie loses her uncle and embarks on a series of madcap, rather Rabelaisian adventures. While visually borrowing from silent films and cartoons, there is quite a lot of humor, social satire, cultural and linguistic commentary (drawn directly from the novel) that is incomprehensible without a thorough knowledge of French history and culture in the post-war period. To the average American viewer, it is best approached as a surrealistic, farcical slice of French life and enjoyed accordingly
Les amants by Christophe Honoré( Visual )

10 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in French and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A restless bourgeois French woman finds her eye wandering from both her husband and her lover to an attractive passing stranger
Le feu follet by Louis Malle( Visual )

8 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in French and English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After garnering international acclaim for such seminal crowd-pleasers as The Lovers and Zazie dans le métro, Louis Malle gave his fans a shock with The Fire Within (Le feu follet), a penetrating study of individual and social inertia. Maurice Ronet (Elevator to the Gallows), in an implosive, haunted performance, plays Alain Leroy, a self-destructive writer who resolves to kill himself and spends the next twenty-four hours trying to reconnect with a host of wayward friends. Unsparing in its portrait of Alain's inner turmoil and shot with remarkable clarity, The Fire Within is one of Malle's darkest and most personal films
Le souffle au coeur Murmur of the heart by Louis Malle( Visual )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in French and English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A candid portrait of one boy's journey from childhood to adulthood. A precocious fifteen-year-old boy's sexual maturation and unorthodox relationship with his free-spirited mother is both shocking and deeply poignant
Black moon by Louis Malle( Visual )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and French and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After skirting the horrors of an unidentified war being waged in an anonymous countryside, a beautiful young woman takes refuge in a remote farmhouse where she becomes embroiled in the surreal domestic odyssey of a mysterious family. Evocatively shot by cinematographer Sven Nykvist, 'Black Moon' is a Freudian tale of adolescent sexuality set in a post-apocalyptic world of shifting identities and talking animals. It's a cinematic daydream like no other
Damage by Louis Malle( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged man and his son
Viva Maria! by Louis Malle( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in French and English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of an Irish anarchist is on the lam in Mexico circa 1910, hiding with a touring carnival troupe, where she meets singer Jeanne Moreau only to find themselves at the head of an armed peasant revolt
Der junge Törless by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

4 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in German and English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Törless is to go to boarding school. His experiences there, the merciless torments of the pupils among themselves and the unsatisfactory answers of his teachers make it clear to Törless that good and bad cannot be differentiated in life. The boy leaves the boarding school at his own request after a short while. The incipient social and personal deformation in Musil's novel is skillfully implemented by Schlöndorff in close correspondence with the text but also in a more distant manner
Calcutta by Louis Malle( Visual )

4 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in French and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When he was cutting PHANTOM INDIA, Louis Malle found that the footage shot in CALCUTTA was so diverse, intense, and unforgettable that it deserved its own film. The result, released theatrically, is at times shocking - a chaotic portrait of a city racked with social and political turmoil"--Container
The pursuit of happyness by Gabriele Muccino( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1986, Louis Malle (himself a transplant to the United States) set out to investigate the ever widening range of immigrant experience in America. Interviewing a variety of newcomers in middle- and working-class communities from coast to coast, Malle paints a generous, humane portrait of their individual struggles in an increasingly polyglot nation"--Container. Commissioned by HBO in 1986, later screened a the Cannes Film festival and given a small theatrical release in France
God's country by Louis Malle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1979, Louis Malle traveled into the heart of Minnesota to capture the everyday lives of the men and women of a prosperous farming community. He returned six years later, during Ronald Reagan's second term, to find drastic economic decline. Free of stereotypes about America's heartland, GOD'S COUNTRY, commissioned for American public television, is a stunning work of emotional and political clarity"--Container
Vive le Tour! Humain, trop humain ; Place de la republique( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vive le tour!: "An energetic evocation of The Tour de France"--Container
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