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Cult Epics (Firm)

Overview
Works: 69 works in 92 publications in 4 languages and 797 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  History  Interviews  Fiction  Film adaptations 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Cult Epics (Firm)
Here is always somewhere else by Bas Jan Ader ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[D]ocumentary about enigmatic Dutch/Californian artist Bas Jan Ader (1942-1975), whose daring conceptual performances culminated in his mysterious disappearance at sea. As recounted through the eyes of fellow emigrant filmmaker Rene Daalder, Ader's story becomes a sweeping overview of contemporary art as well as an epic saga of the transformative powers of the ocean."--Container
Tras el cristal In a glass cage ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Klaus is an ex-Nazi, a doctor whose war-time post in a concentration camp enabled him to commit the most appalling sex crimes against boys. After the war, living incognito in Spain, he again gives in to his depraved desires, until shame and despair drive him to an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Now confined to his room and kept alive on an iron lung, he is ministered to by his resentful wife, Griselda, and her daughter, Rena
Zero killed ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If someone murdered a loved one, how would one feel about it? Are soldiers murderers? Since 1996 film director Michal Kosakowski has been asking highly educated professionals; bankers, architects, and teachers about their murder fantasies. He offered them the chance to stage their fantasies as short films. The only condition was that they had to act in these films themselves. Zero Killed that makes viewers question their personal and social positions concerning ethical and moral values and taboos
Un chant d'amour Song of love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Male prisoners and a prison guard expressing self love and love for each other. Male homosexual expression is shown together with masturbation, sadism, and fantasy
Slogan by Pierre Grimblat ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in French and English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A successful film director leaves his pregnant wife at home when he attends the annual festival for advertising awards, and begins an affair with a young British woman
L'arbre de guernica The guernica tree ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the time of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), a woman is nearly raped by the nephew of the local nobleman but is rescued by the man's son who is a rebellious artist. Fighting for the Republican cause, both of them are arrested by the Franco faction. The boy is tortured and disfigured by his captors, but his love for the woman restores him
In a glass cage Tras el cristal ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Klaus is an ex-Nazi, a doctor whose war-time post in a concentration camp enabled him to commit sex crimes against boys. After the war, living incognito in Spain, he again gives in to his depraved desires, until shame and despair drive him to an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Now confined to his room and kept alive on an iron lung, he is ministered to by his resentful wife Griselda and her daughter Rena. Into this environment comes Angelo, a strange young man, who offers his services as a nurse. A perverse relationship develops between Angelo and Klaus, as Angelo reveals he has found diaries detailing his employer's grisly war-time activities, and reveals his disturbing and bizarre plans to reproduce the old man's past
Un chant d'amour by Jean Genet ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Male prisoners and a prison guard express self love and love for each other. Male homosexual expression is shown together with masturbation, voyeurism, sadism, and fantasy
Black angel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1945 Italy, Livia, the bored wife of an Italian official, recalls the taboo affair she has been having with a much younger Nazi lieutenant. The elation of her middle-aged sexual awakening is soon diminished when she discovers that her lover's intentions are far from honest. Ashamed and betrayed, she must make the difficult decision to resolve her devastating erotic entanglement
In a glass cage ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Klaus is an ex-Nazi, a doctor whose war-time post in a concentration camp enabled him to commit the most appalling sex crimes against boys. After the war, living incognito in Spain, he again gives in to his depraved desires, until shame and despair drive him to an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Now confined to his room and kept alive on an iron lung, he is ministered to by his resentful wife Griselda and her daughter Rena. Into this environment comes Angelo, a strange, handsome young man who offers his services as a nurse. Against Griselda's judgement, Klaus insists that the visitor be allowed to take the post. A perverse relationship develops between Angelo and Klaus, becoming ever more macabre as Angelo reveals he has found diaries detailing his employer's war-time activities. Words turn to deeds, Klaus's shame turns once again to desire, and a new spate of child killings begin. Described by filmmaker John Waters as more intense than Pier Paolo Pasolini's Salo
J'irai comme un cheval fou I will walk like a crazy horse ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arrabal's second film forsakes the political allegory present in Viva La Muerte for a dramatic discovery of faith and organized religion. The story follows a man, Aden, played by the American George Shannon, who flees society after the death of his controlling mother. Out in the wilderness he encounters the beauty of nature, and under the tutelage of a hermit named Marvel, becomes a "normal homme." Aden falls desperately in love with Marvel, who can communicate with animals, the clouds, and the sun. Upon returning to civilization, Marvel in tow, Aden is more aware than ever of the hideous and hypocritical nature of human society. Long considered a masterpiece of surrealist film, it stands as Arrabal's most delirious and devlish picture, an outrageous portrait of both other-worldly beauty and inner torment
Goto, l'île d'amour ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A surreal fairy tale that takes place on the island of Goto, where a prisoner saved from execution desires the ruler's wife and his throne
The driller killer ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An artist (played by Ferrara) is driven mad and begins murdering derelicts with a power drill
La bête the beast ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An erotic fable originally part of the Immoral Tales (Contes Immoreaux) by Borowczyk. In the 18th century a beast lived in the woods of an aristocratic estate. Possessed of an insatiable lust it set upon the beautiful young lady of the house. Two centuries later, the tale of the beast would return in the dreams of an American heiress contracted to carry the male descendant of the same crumbling aristocratic family and their secret
Viva la muerte Long live death ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fando is a young boy whose father has been arrested for treason during the Spanish civil war. He struggles with his father's arrest, and in a shocking moment discovers a letter in which his mother admits to betraying his father. His mother convinces him that his father committed suicide in prison, but Fando doubts this and attempts to discover his father's true fate
Cérémonie d'amour Love rites ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The last film by the great Walerian Borowczyk, about the terrors of seduction. When Hugo meets Myriam, a prostitute who picks up her clients in the Paris metro, he soon becomes obsessed with her sultry beauty and follows her to a flat owned by the mysterious Sara Sand, where he consummates his passion. Suddenly he finds the rules of the game have changed as Myriam is now in charge of his body and his soul"--Container
Death bed the bed that eats ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At the edge of a grand estate, near a crumbling old mansion lies a strange stone building with just a single room. In the room there lies a bed. Born of demonic power, the bed seeks the flesh, blood and life essence of unwary travelers. Three pretty girls arrive on vacation, searching for a place to spend the night. Instead, they tumble into nightmares - and the cruel, insatiable hunger of the bed"--Container
Le cimetière des voitures Car cemetery ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Combin[in]g punk rock and post-apocalyptic mayhem, Arrabal's outrageous adaptation of his infamous stage play is a gallows-humor romp in a wretched dystopia. The inhabitants of a junkyard at the edge of a nuclear crater live hand to mouth all the while being hounded by authorities from a corrupt government. Among them is Emanou, a punk rock star agitator doomed to betrayal by one of his own. A raucous and absurd retelling of the Christ story with thugs, murderers, pimps and punks."--Container
Manson family movies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by rumors that the Manson family filmed their activities, including the Tate murders, this film recreates what the footage may have been like
Bettie Page dark angel ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bettie Page was America's favorite and most photographed pin-up model of the 1950s, and achieved her greatest success as Playboy's January 1955 centerfold. It was however her association with fetish photographer Irving Klaw, that would change her life forever and established the cult icon status she achieved to this day
 
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Languages
French (17)
English (10)
Spanish (5)
Italian (1)