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Sarde, Alain 1952-

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Most widely held works about Alain Sarde
    Most widely held works by Alain Sarde
    Mulholland Dr. by David Lynch( Visual )

    46 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    A beautiful woman riding in a limosine along Los Angeles' Mulholland Drive is targeted by a would-be shooter, but before he can pull the trigger, she is injured when her limo is hit by another car. The woman stumbles away from the accident and meets up with a plucky ingenue new to L.A. But are things really as they seem?
    The ghost writer by Roman Polanski( Visual )

    20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    When a gifted ghostwriter is hired to write the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, he quickly finds himself trapped in a web of political and sexual intrigue. Lang is implicated in a scandal over his administration's harsh tactics, and as the ghostwriter digs into the politician's past, he discovers secrets that threaten to jeopardize international relations forever
    Vera Drake by Mike Leigh( Visual )

    18 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    A woman in 1950s England is devoted to caring for her family, but secretly aids women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies. When the authorities find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel
    Oliver Twist by David Lean( Visual )

    21 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    A slightly darker version of the classic Charles Dickens tale. After living in poor conditions, Oliver runs away to the streets of London. There he meets a gang of pickpockets and soon Oliver's life is changed forever
    La fille du puisatier = The well-digger's daughter by Marcel Pagnol( Visual )

    8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    "On the cusp of the Second World War in France, 18-year-old Patricia cuts across the fileds to take her well-digger father his lunch. On the way, she meets a handsome young man, Jacques Mazel. She is pretty, with the fine manners of a young lady, he is a fighter pilot about to be called to the front. They meet only twice but fall madly in love. However their romance is curtailed as Jacques is called away to fight in the war. Still pining over her missing love, she finds herself pregnant, and in the middle of the rift between her father and Jacques' upper-class"--Container
    Fauteuils d'orchestre = Avenue Montaigne by Laura Morante( Visual )

    7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in French and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Jessica is a beautiful young woman from the provinces who has come to Paris and lands a job waiting tables at a chic bistro where she meets a number of famous and glamorous people. Precisely because Jessica doesn't know how celebrated these people are, her guileless and completely unintimidated engagement in their lives has a transforming effect on them and ultimately her
    Code inconnu : récit incomplet de divers voyages = Code unknown : incomplete tales of several journeys by Michael Haneke( Visual )

    19 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in French and English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    On a bustling Paris streetcorner, four separate lives intersect, setting into motion a stunning film by acclaimed filmmaker, Michael Haneke. Carefully interweaving the stories of Anne, a promising actress, her photojournalist boyfriend Georges, a young teacher of African descent and a Romanian illegal immigrant, Haneke crafts a compelling portrait of life in a fractured, lonely world. As these divergent stories gradually unfold, the seemingly unrelated lives prove to have very much in common, as they struggle for love and acceptance in a society of locked doors and cold stares. DVD
    Stupeur et tremblements = Fear and trembling by Alain Corneau( Visual )

    16 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in French and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    A nightmarish comedy of office manners that drops a bemused Belgian translator into the open-plan minefield of corporate Tokyo
    All or nothing by Mike Leigh( Visual )

    10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    In a crowded South London apartment building, Penny, a working mom, struggles to keep her wayward daughter, her lazy son and her disillusioned partner on the right path
    La Vénus à la fourrure by Roman Polanski( Visual )

    8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and Multiple languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    In a Parisian theatre after a day of auditioning actresses for the play he is preparing to direct, Thomas is distraught that none has what it takes to play the lead female character. He is getting ready to leave when Vanda appears: an unbridled and brazen whirlwind of energy. Vanda embodies everything Thomas hates. She is crude, idiotic, and will stop at nothing to get the part. But when Thomas finds himself backed into a corner and lets her try her luck, he is amazed to see Vanda transformed
    Genesis by Claude Nuridsany( Visual )

    18 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Blending humor with seriousness, innocence with wisdom, an African griot uses the evocative language of myth and fable to relate the birth of the universe and the stars, the fiery beginnings of our planet and the appearance of life on earth
    Ponette by Jacques Doillon( Visual )

    9 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in French and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Ponette is a sad little girl. She has survived a car crash that killed her mother and left her with a broken arm. Her father takes her to live with an aunt, who has two children roughly her age, explaining to his tearful, disbelieving daughter that her mother is not coming back. Not understanding the finality of death in an adult way, Ponette wonders why if Jesus gets to rise from the dead, why can't her mother? Thrown into a new environment, however, Ponette begins to heal and grow up in spite of herself. While grappling with confusing religious issues, and trying to understand the meaning of life and death, the film delves into the magical world of a four-year old, where stuffed animals have extraordinary powers, dolls are more than inanimate objects, and God is someone you can talk to and expect an answer from
    Film socialisme by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

    12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in French and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    The first movement, Des choses comme ça ("Such things") is set on a garish cruise ship travelling the Mediterranean, and features multi-lingual conversations among a medley collection of passengers. Godard contrasts the rich and conflicted history of the ship's ancient itinerary with the ostentacious gluttony of its well-to-do passengers. Characters include an aging war criminal, a former UN official, and a Russian detective, with a brief cameo appearance by American singer Patti Smith. The second movement, Notre Europe ("Our Europe"), is set at a gas station/rest stop, whose owners, seeking to change their fate, are running for office. It is their discontented children, however, who point towards an alternative future. The girl and her younger brother summon their parents to appear before the "tribunal of their childhood," demanding serious answers on the themes of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The final movement, Nos humanités ("Our humanities"), in a glorious, aggrieved montage that acts as an idiosyncratic history of the West, layering images of art and conflict in an attempt to wring some sense out of the past and future of the region. Visits six legendary sites in Egypt, Israel, Odessa, Greece, Naples and Barcelona
    Confidences trop intimes = Intimate strangers by Patrice Leconte( Visual )

    10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    William Faber became a tax accountant like his father and resolved himself to a life where nothing much ever changed. At least until the beautiful Anna walked in one day and mistook his office for the therapist's down the hall. Unsolicited, Anna begins to reveal intimate details of her life which include how she is seeking security by attempting to save her tumultuous marriage. William and Anna find a bond developing between them, one that only true strangers can have, even after she finds out who he really is ... or is not! Masterfully directed by French film legen Patrice Leconte ("Man on the Train," "Girl on the Bridge," "The Widow of St. Pierre"), "Intimate Strangers" takes you on a journey into the depths of human relationships and shows just how intimate strangers can be
    Notre musique by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

    12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in French and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    "Part poetry, part journalism, part philosophy, master filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard's NOTRE MUSIQUE is a witty and lyrical reflection on war through the ages. The film is structured into three Dantean Kingdoms: Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. The journey begins in Hell (represented by modern war) and then moves to Purgatory (set in Sarajevo). Finally, Paradise is conceived as a small beach guarded by Marines from the United States. At the same time, the film also follows the parallel stories of two Israeli Jewish women, one drawn to the light and one drawn towards darkness"--Container
    Éloge de l'amour = In praise of love by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

    15 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    This film is divided into two sections which pivot on the death of a young woman. In Part one Edgar, a film director, has searched out Elle to star in a film he is trying to make depicting what he calls the four stages of love. The second part of the film flashes back two years to the time when Edgar first met Elle, the granddaughter of an elderly couple, veterans of the French Resistance, who were selling the rights to their story
    Laissez-passer = Safe conduct by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

    14 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in French and English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    "Bernard Tavernier's feature film is a fact-based war epic which examines the lives of two very different men working for Continental Films - a movie company financed by the Germans - during 1942 and 1943, and what motivated these two otherwise ordinary filmmakers during these extraordinary times."--Container
    Chaos by Coline Serreau( Visual )

    4 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    A bourgeois woman forms an unlikely friendship with a down-on-her-luck French prostitute
    Place Vendôme by Nicole Garcia( Visual )

    21 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Marianne is the wife of a famous diamond jeweler. When he suddenly commits suicide, she learns that the business is in shambles and she is drawn back into the jewel dealing world. Forced to sell a cache of stolen gems her husband hid in their home, she finds herself confronted by plenty of would-be suitors, including the Russian mafia and the De Beers diamond cartel
    La pianiste = The piano teacher by Michael Haneke( Visual )

    19 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    The story of Erika, a middle-aged classical piano instructor who is trapped between her rigid passion for music and her suffocating home life. She escapes her life with nightly voyeuristic wanderings and self-inflicted masochistic experiments
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    WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
    Mulholland Dr.
    Alternative Names
    Alain Sarde Frans filmproducent

    Alain Sarde französischer Filmproduzent

    Alain Sarde French film producer

    Alain Sarde producteur de cinéma‎ français

    Alain Sarde productor de cine francés

    Ален Сард

    Ալեն Սարդ

    אלאיין סארדה מפיק צרפתי

    الان ساردي

    ألان ساردي منتج أفلام فرنسي

    آلن سارد تهیه‌کننده فرانسوی



    Confidences trop intimes = Intimate strangersLaissez-passer = Safe conductChaos