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Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm)

Works: 75 works in 217 publications in 4 languages and 11,529 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Coming-of-age films  Historical films  War films  Documentary films  Comedy films  Biography  Fiction 
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 )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the directorś life, this film chronicles Malleś experiences during the German occupation of France in World War II. Julien (Malle) is 12 years old, and the smartest boy in his class at boarding school when a new student appears. The two form a friendship even though Julien senses that there is something different about his new friend
Perfume the story of a murderer by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 922 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 )

16 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in French and held by 818 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 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
The Baader Meinhof complex( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany 1967: murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism, and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the still-fragile German democracy. The radicalized children of the Nazi generation, led by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, and Gudrun Ensslin, are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism. The man who understands them is also their hunter, the head of the German police force, Horst Herold
My dinner with André by Louis Malle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends, an intense, experimental theater director and a down-to-earth actor, meet over dinner
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud by Louis Malle( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in French and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julien is a former paratrooper, who now works for millionaire arms dealer Simon Carala. He is in love with Florence, Carala's wife. They plan to murder him and make it look like a suicide, but Julien forgets a rather important detail. Leaving the engine of his sports car running, he races up to the office to retrieve it, but fate intervenes, and Julien misses his rendezvous with Florence. She spends the night wandering the Parisian streets alone. Meanwhile brash teenager Louis and his girlfriend Veronique decide to "borrow" the car, which launches a disastrous stream of coincidence with sinister consequences
Lacombe, Lucien by Louis Malle( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in French and English and held by 622 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 588 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 )

7 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in French and English and held by 549 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 Louis Malle( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 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 souffle au coeur Murmur of the heart( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loosely based on the director's childhood, this film portrays a precocious fifteen-year-old boy as he journeys from childhood to adulthood, his story of sexual maturation, and the unorthodox relationship he has with his free-spirited mother
Le feu follet by Louis Malle( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in French and English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the last 48 hours in the life of a dissolute playboy - an "old young man" who has used up his life and is heading relentlessly toward suicide. The ghosts of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Marilyn Mornroe are invoked in the film, but Malle's vision of alcoholism, dissolution and suicide is one without self-pity or spurious sociology
Black moon by Louis Malle( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and French and held by 290 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 )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged man and his son's fiancee are entangled in an intensely erotic affair that is as irrestible as it is destructive
Viva Maria! by Louis Malle( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in French and English and held by 237 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in German and English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At an Austrian boys' boarding school in the early 1900s, shy, intelligent Törless observes the sadistic behavior of his fellow students, doing nothing to help a victimized classmate--until the torture goes too far. Adapted from Robert Musil's acclaimed novel, Young Törless launched the New German Cinema movement and garnered the 1966 Cannes Film Festival International Critics' Prize for first-time director Volker Schlöndorff
Vive le Tour! Humain, trop humain ; Place de la republique( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the annual 20-day Tour de France bicycle race held each July. Covering the 1962 race this fast moving essay shows the racers' tension of competition, the physical stresses, the eating and drinking while in motion, the collisions and spills, and the enthusiasm of the spectators
Calcutta by Louis Malle( Visual )

4 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in French and held by 231 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
And the pursuit of happiness( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 228 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
God's country by Louis Malle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 227 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
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