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Breillat, Catherine

Works: 159 works in 496 publications in 6 languages and 4,226 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Actor, Scenarist, Editor, Performer, Author of dialog, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Conceptor, Adapter, Film editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Catherine Breillat
À ma soeur! by Catherine Breillat ( Visual )
44 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feature film from France. Drama. While on holiday, 15-year-old Elena, pretty and flirtatious, meets Italian student Fernando, who attempts to seduce her while her over-weight younger sister Anais watches on in silence, harbouring jealousy and her own desire. The incident leads to family tragedy
A nos amours by Maurice Pialat ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fifteen-year-old Parisian girl embarks on a sexual rampage in an effort to separate herself from her overbearing father, ineffectual mother, and brutish brother
Barbe bleue ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Employs a double narrative, one revolving around two young sisters who are reading the tale of Bluebeard, and the other telling the story of young Marie-Catherine, child bride to Bluebeard, an aristocratic ogre with a reputation for murdering his wives
Salò, o, Le 120 giornate di Sodoma Salò, the 120 days of Sodom ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the titles, Pasolini informs viewers that it is "1944-45 nell' Italia Settentrionale durante l'occupazione nazifascista [in Northern Italy during the Nazi-Fascist occupation]." That, along with the "Bibliografia essenziale" that precedes it, indicates that a political meaning, dealing with the corruption of absolute power, was uppermost in the filmmakers mind. Motives aside, Pasolini's interpretation of the Marquis de Sade's eighteenth century opus of torture and degradation remains banned in many countries, is deemed one of the most disturbing films ever made, and is still-- 30 years after its initial release-- notorious and controversial
Romance by Catherine Breillat ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marie, aburrida de la relación platónica que le impone su marido del que no consigue ni una sola caricia, decide adentrarse en el mundo del placer
La belle endormie ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and French and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cursed at birth by an evil fairy, Princess Anastasia is destined to prick her finger and die at the age of sixteen. When three feckless fairy sisters discover this, they hatch a plan to alter the curse: rather than die, Anastasia will sleep for 100 years and live in a world of dreams. Through her active dream life, Anastasia will find love, loss and possibly a waking life. Her dreams take her to contemporary France, where she decides to reject the stereotypical behavior considered appropriate for princesses
Une femme de ménage The housekeeper by Claude Berri ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jacques is a forlorn bachelor living alone after his wife left him. Deciding to get his life back in order, he hires a housekeeper, Laura, to plow through the mess in his apartment
Sex is comedy by Catherine Breillat ( Visual )
27 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For director Jeanne, sex is no laughing matter. She doesn't find it funny that her two leading actors can't stand each other when she's about to shoot the most important moment in her film ... the sex scene. The actress objects to nudity, the actor won't take off his socks, and the only thing heating up between them is their tempers. At her wits' end, Jeanne tries everything in her power to seduce, intimidate and sweet-talk her reluctant young lovers into performing the film's sexy final scene
36 fillette by Catherine Breillat ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Lili, at fourteen, is literally busting out of her children's size dress. While on vacation with her family, she vows to lose her virginity and soon attracts the attention of a good looking, middle-aged playboy. With the skill of an adult and the naiveté of a child, Lili seduces him. Her involvement with this older man and a chance encounter with a musician further her journey towards sexual awakening."--Container
Great directors ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten acclaimed filmmakers discuss their careers and their craft
Police by Maurice Pialat ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tough, romantic cop falls in love with a sullen, voluptuous suspect and struggles to reconcile his personal ethics with his growing passion for her
Une vieille maîtresse by Catherine Breillat ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parijs, 1835. Een adellijke jongeman die onlangs getrouwd is kan zich niet losmaken van de vrouw die tien jaar lang zijn minnares was
Last tango in Paris by Bernardo Bertolucci ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American widower in Paris, desolate at the unexplained suicide of his wife, plunges into an erotic affair with a young French girl half his age. Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider star in this adult drama
Pornocracy by Catherine Breillat ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beautiful woman wanders through a gay disco and engages a man, confident that he will follow her. Perversely and dispassionately, she offers her body as the ground of a ritualistic game in which, over the course of three evenings, the two explore the numbing mechanics of sexual brutality
Brève traversée by Catherine Breillat ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What starts as a chance meeting between a 30-something English woman Alice (Sarah Pratt) and a 16 year-old French boy (Gilles Guillain) quickly develops into much more on an overnight ferry ride. As the coversation progresses, it is clear that although the two have virtually nothing in common, the sexual tension is evident. When they finally act on their growing attraction, a surprise twist is thrown in that will leave you wondering who really seduced who"--Container
Parfait amour! ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in French and German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Follows the relationship between Frédérique and Christophe. 37 years-old and twice divorced, Frédérique meets 28 year-old Christophe at a wedding. What starts off as a happy relationship quickly turns tumultuous, as both give in to jealousy and fighting. Ultimately, their relationship goes tragically awry ending in a final crime of passion."--Container
Anatomie de l'enfer Anatomy of hell ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anonymous woman makes an offer to a gay man she meets at a bar; she will pay him to watch her for four nights. Watch her and listen to her, as she feels that all men hate and fear women and their bodies
Une vraie jeune fille ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alice has returned home from school for summer vacation and is stifled and bored by country life. She becomes infatuated with a young worker at her father's sawmill and when not lusting after him, she spends her days writing in her diary and dreaming up sexual fantasies
A man for the asking; a novel by Catherine Breillat ( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pornocratie : récit by Catherine Breillat ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Une fille propose un étrange contrat à un homosexuel : qu'il s'enferme avec elle et la contemple de son oeil vierge de femmes
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Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.20 for La belle e ... to 1.00 for Je plaide ...)
Alternative Names
Catherine Breillat
French (182)
English (24)
German (15)
Spanish (3)
Italian (2)
Multiple languages (1)