Cassel, Vincent 1966-
Most widely held works by Vincent Cassel
Shrek ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and German and held by 2,007 libraries worldwide
A reclusive ogre and a chatterbox donkey go on a quest to rescue a princess for a tyrannical lord.
Black swan ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,671 libraries worldwide
Nina is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company. Her life, like most in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her mother Erica, a former ballerina who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: new dancer Lily, who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
Eastern promises ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
Anna, a midwife at a North London hospital, finds the diary of a Russian teenager who dies giving birth to a baby, and resolves to find the young girls' relatives in the hopes of providing the orphaned child with a loving family. As Anna follows the clues the diary provides, she finds evidence of a local Russian mob's criminal activities, and meets Nikolai, a formidable mob enforcer. Anna and Nikolai find themselves growing close as the Russian mobsters behind the girl's death become aware of Anna's discoveries regarding their crimes.
Derailed ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 915 libraries worldwide
Charles is a financially successful Chicago advertising director with a sick daughter and a slightly troubled marriage. Charles has a chance encounter with Lucinda, a lovely and quick-witted financial advisor who is also stuck in marital rut. Their chemistry is instant, but their eventual one-night-stand is interrupted by a mugger, who is out to milk Charles for every dollar he's got.
Elizabeth ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 713 libraries worldwide
England, 1554. Henry VIII is dead. The country is divided, Catholic against Protestant. Henry's eldest daughter Mary, a fervent Catholic, is Queen. She is childless. The Catholics' greatest fear is the succession of Mary's Protestant half-sister, Elizabeth. After Mary's death, Elizabeth ascends to the throne, thrust into an edgy world of political and religious flux she struggles to protect her power, life, and independence as the court boils with intrigue and conspiracy. Elizabeth begins her reign in a land divided by bloody turmoil, and becomes a cunning strategist, weighing the counsel of her mysterious advisors, thwarting her devious rivals, and denying her own desires for the good of her country.
La haine Hate ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in French and held by 582 libraries worldwide
Three young, unemployed Frenchmen living in the ghettos surrounding Paris get embroiled in a violent conflict with the local police.
Birthday girl ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and German and held by 468 libraries worldwide
Internet love connections and mail-order brides rarely ever work out, and John should have known. Having never been lucky in love and tired of waiting for the perfect woman to come along, John decides to take his chances and orders a mail-order bride from Russia. At first, things seem perfect even though Nadia doesn't speak much English. But when Nadia's 'cousins' unexpectedly arrive to celebrate her birthday, John is drawn into their web of corruption and crime.
Mesrine. Killer instinct ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 386 libraries worldwide
The first of two parts charts the outlaw odyssey of Jacques Mesrine, the legendary French gangster of the 1960s and 1970s who came to be known as French Public Enemy No. 1 and the Man of a Thousand Faces. Infamous for his bravado and outrageously daring prison escapes, Mesrine carried out numerous robberies, kidnappings, and murders in a criminal career that spanned continents until he was shot dead in 1979 by France's notorious anti-gang unit.
Hate ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Said̈ is an Arab, Hubert is black, Vinz is a jew. Each of them need to vent the anger they feel about the police brutality that landed another friend in the hospital.
Sur mes lèvres read my lips ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Carla works in a real estate office and has a hearing problem. Carla makes the acquaintance of Paul, a small-time criminal who has just been released from prison on parole. Before long, it becomes obvious that Paul is having an influence on Carla's normally stable nature. Carla and Paul's actions go from malicious to seriously criminal when Paul hatches a scheme to rob a nightclub owner to whom he owes money -- a scheme that involves Carla's keen skill as a lip reader.
L'ennemi public no 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 313 libraries worldwide
In the climactic second part of the Mesrine saga, Jacques Mesrine is back in France after his brazen assault on the maximum-security prison from which he daringly escaped. Once again in police custody and facing stern justice for his crime, 'the man of a thousand faces' escapes directly from the courtroom after kidnapping the judge at gunpoint. The life of Jacques comes once and for all to a full bloody circle.
The reckoning ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Set in 14th century England, the story involves a priest who leaves the church after committing adultery. He falls in with a troupe of traveling actors. The group ends up in a small town where a mute woman is accused of witchcraft and murder. Drawn to the woman, the troupe re-creates the events in hopes of drawing a crowd and solving the crime.
Joan of Arc ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
The story of Joan of Arc.
Irréversible ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in French and Italian and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Alex and Marcus are a couple whose story is told in reverse-chronological order over the course of a fateful evening in a series of long takes. An emotional odyssey that unspools in reverse from gut-wrenching violence to sweetly observed moments of sublime tenderness.
Les rivières pourpres ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 223 libraries worldwide
In a remote university town hidden in the coldness of the French Alps, a killer is sending a message. When the police commissaire, who is France's leading serial killer investigator, is called to investigate a grisly murder, he enters a world of secrets, lies and unthinkable horrors. Each murder to follow means something more, each victim a guilty conspirator in a grand immoral experiment.
Le pacte des loups Brotherhood of the wolf ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and French and held by 216 libraries worldwide
When a mysterious beast ravages the countryside, two unlikely heroes are called in to fight the evil. The only way they can save the land from this unspeakable terror is to face their greatest fears, unearth a dark power, and reveal a deadly secret.
Shrek ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and French and held by 209 libraries worldwide
A reclusive ogre and a chatterbox donkey go on a quest to rescue a princess from a tyrannical lord.
Black swan ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 202 libraries worldwide
A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet. An insecure ballet dancer wins the lead in Swan Lake but slowly loses her grip on sanity when a seductive newcomer is out to steal her role.
Métisse Café au lait ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in French and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Lola, a West Indian beauty, confronts her two lovers with her impending motherhood, then flatly refuses to reveal which of the two men is the father.
Le Pacte des loups Brotherhood of the wolf ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 175 libraries worldwide
When a mysterious beast ravages the countryside, two men are called in to fight the evil and end the reign of terror. The only way they can save the land from the unspeakable fright is to unearth a dark power, reveal a deadly secret and face their greatest fears.
Adultery Animated films Ballerinas Ballet companies Ballet dancers Ballets Bank robberies Biographical films Comedy films Criminals Drama England England--London Extortion Fairy tales Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Foreign films France France--Paris Friendship Gangster films Gangsters Ghouls and ogres Great Britain Historical films History Love Man-woman relationships Mesrine, Jacques,--1936-1979 Midwives Monsters Mothers and daughters Motion pictures, French New York (State) New York (State)--New York Organized crime Orphans Psychoses Russians Steig, William,--1907-2003 Thrillers (Motion pictures) Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Ugliness Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Walsingham, Francis,--Sir,--1530?-1590 Women--Conduct of life
Multiple languages (19)
No Linguistic content (8)