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Besson, Luc

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Most widely held works by Luc Besson
The fifth element by Luc Besson( Visual )

123 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hundred and fifty years in the future, life as we know it is threatened by the arrival of Evil. Only the fifth element can stop the Evil from extinguishing life, as it tries to do every five thousand years
Taken by Pierre Morel( Visual )

35 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kim is seventeen years-old and the pride and joy of her father, the ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills. Kim convinces the reluctant Bryan to sign an authorization form so she can travel to Paris with her friend Amanda. When they arrive, they share a cab with a stranger named Peter. Amanda tells him that they are alone in Paris. While Bryan is on the phone with Kim, Albanian gang members break into the apartment where the girls are staying. Bryan has Kim give him a detailed description of what she sees and hears. He tells her she is about to be kidnapped. Bryan promises Kim that he will come and get her. He immediately travels to Paris to find Kim and Amanda. He has four days to find her and he uses his special skills and contacts to get her back and seek his revenge
Taken 2 by Liam Neeson( Visual )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, an ex-CIA operative who finds himself taken hostage along with his wife. To survive, Bryan must enlist the help of an unlikely ally and use his brutally efficient skills to take out his kidnappers
The transporter by Cory Yuen( Visual )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank is the best at what he does -- transporting dangerous or illegal goods. His latest shipment, a beautiful young woman, brings deadly complications to his delivery plans. He must kick into overdrive and fight to save his cargo, and his life
3 days to kill by Kevin Costner( Visual )

16 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger. First, he must complete one last mission, even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world's most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town
Arthur and the invisibles by Luc Besson( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur sets out to save his family's home from real estate developers when his grandfather mysteriously disappears. When he finds his grandfather's ancient clues of treasure, he unlocks a passageway that leads to a spectacular world with little people
From Paris with love by Pierre Morel( Visual )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Reese droht als Beamter der US-Botschaft in Paris zu versauern. In seinen Träumen sieht sich der Schreibtischmann gern als draufgängerischer Undercoveragent. Zufällig erhält er die Möglichkeit, einem echten Profi dieses Faches bei der Arbeit zu helfen. Doch die vorgestellte Romantik verfliegt schnell und die Realität zeigt eine sehr hässliche Fratze, denn der Weg seines neuen, in allen Dingen recht kompromisslosen Kollegen durch den Terror- und Drogensumpf ist mit Leichen gepflastert
The family( Visual )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite Agent Stansfield's best efforts to keep them in line, Fred Blake, his wifre Maggie, and their children Belle and Warren, can't help resorting to old habits by handling their problems the 'family' way. Chaos ensues as their former Mafia cronies try to track them down, and scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings."--Container
Transporter 3( Visual )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valentina is the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official. Frank Martin is given an offer he cannot refuse and ends up putting on his driving gloves to deliver Valentina from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to deal with the thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery. On top of that, he cannot let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective
Colombiana by Olivier Megaton( Visual )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... a young woman ... has grown up to be an assassin after witnessing the murder of her parents as a child. Turning herself into a professional killer, she remains focused on her ultimate goal: to hunt down and get revenge on the mobster responsible for her parents' deaths"--Container
Nikita by Luc Besson( Visual )

93 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cop-killer junkie is forced by the government to become an undercover assassin or face a life in prison
Transporter 2( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-Special Forces operative Frank Martin, aka "The Transporter," is now retired from his chosen profession of moving dangerous goods with no questions asked. He now makes a living driving for a wealthy family in Miami, Florida. But when their young son is abducted, Frank must use his battle-tested combat skills to save the boy and thwart the kidnapper's nefarious master plan
Lockout( Visual )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates
Arthur and the forbidden city by Luc Besson( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to find his grandfather's lost treasure and save the Minimoys, Arthur and his companions, including Princess Selinia, travel into the forbidden city ruled by Maltazard the Cursed
Arthur and the Minimoys by Luc Besson( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of a stolen treasure and his missing grandfather, ten-year-old Arthur travels to the land of the Minimoys, a tribe of tiny people whom he must save from destruction
The professional( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York's top hit man becomes the unwilling guardian of his next-door neighbors' 12-year-old daughter and helps her track the psychotic agent who murdered her family so she can exact her revenge
The messenger the story of Joan of Arc by Luc Besson( Visual )

44 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic drama exploring the life of Joan of Arc, her victories, relationship with God and her death
Brick mansions( Visual )

10 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damien is an undercover cop determined to bring down Tremaine, the crime lord who murdered his father. Tremaine rules the violent criminal compound known as 'Brick Mansions', but he's thwarted at every turn by a heroic ex-convict named Lino. Their paths never should have crossed, but when Tremaine kidnaps Lino's girlfriend, Damien and Lino become unlikely allies, and must work together to stop Tremaine's sinister plot to devastate the entire city
Kiss of the dragon by Jet Li( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a mission in Paris, China's top secret agent must team up with a call girl after he is falsely accused of murder
Bandidas( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An hiliarious, action packed western. Determined to avenge the deaths of their fathers, they vow to seize the ill-gotten gains of Tyler Jackson. With help from a retired bank robber and a jittery criminologist these two beauties become unlikely outlaws, blazing a trail of larceny and laughter across Mexico."--P. [4] of cover
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Arthur and the Minimoys
Alternative Names
Besons, Liks 1959-

Besson, Luc

Бессон, Люк 1959-

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