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Sarde, Alain 1952-

Works: 288 works in 873 publications in 6 languages and 19,693 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Personal narratives  Biography  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Fiction  Comedy films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, pmn, Director, Writer of accompanying material, Composer, Performer, Scenarist, Creator, Actor, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alain Sarde
The pianist by Roman Polanski( Visual )

38 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 3,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als in 1939 de Duitsers Polen binnenvallen verandert het leven van de joodse pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman dramatisch
The ghost writer by Roman Polanski( Visual )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,660 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
Mulholland Dr by Manshu Lin( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful woman riding in a limousine 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?
Vera Drake by Mike Leigh( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain
Oliver Twist by Roman Polanski( Visual )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,118 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
Fauteuils d'orchestre Avenue Montaigne by Danile Thompson( 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 on fabled Avenue Montaigne. Jessica's customers include a popular TV actress who is courting a major Hollywood director for her first serious film role; a wealthy art collector who is about to liquidate a lifetime's worth of treasures at auction; and an illustrious classical pianist who is at odds with his manager/wife as to where his career is headed. 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
La fille du puisatier = The well-digger's daughter by Daniel Auteuil( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pre-World War II France, a father is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his saintly daughter when she gets in trouble with a dashing air force pilot
Code inconnu récit incomplet de divers voyages = Code unknown : incomplete tales of several journeys by Michael Haneke( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in French and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a bustling Paris street corner, four separate lives intersect, interweaving the stories of a promising actress, her photojournalist boyfriend, a teacher of African descent, and a Romanian illegal immigrant. A portrait of life in a fractured, lonely world
All or nothing by Mike Leigh( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 426 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 disillustioned partner on the right path
Stupeur et tremblements by Alain Corneau( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dream job rapidly becomes a nightmare for Amelie, a Japanese-born Belgian woman, who suffers a series of increasingly humiliating demotions after she lands a job as an interpreter at a large Japanese corporation
Genesis by Claude Nuridsany( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 378 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 )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in French and held by 352 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
Confidences trop intimes Intimate strangers( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in French and English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Por llamar a la puerta equivocada Anna termina contándole sus problemas matrimoniales a un consejero financiero llamado William Faber. Conmovido por su angustia, que a la vez le resulta excitante, Faber no tiene valor para decirle que en realidad no es psicólogo. De una cita a otra, se va creando un extraño ritual entre ellos. William se siente conmovido por la joven mujer a la vez que fascinado por oír los secretos que ningún hombre alcanza a oír. Pero, ¿quién es Anna? y ¿realmente la está engañando con este juego? Yendo mucho más allá en esta extraña relación, Anna y William empiezan a cuestionarse sus vidas y a pensar en sus seres queridos. Gracias a la perspectiva del otro, empiezan a ver todo de manera distinta, sin tener ni idea de dónde les llevará
Notre musique by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 338 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 )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and held by 315 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
La Vénus à la fourrure by Roman Polanski( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 308 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
Laissez-passer Safe conduct by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in French and English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Nazi occupation of France during World War II, the nation's movie studios continued to operate. Jean Devaivre is an assistant director for Continental Pictures, a studio which has recently been taken over by the Germans and is headed by Dr. Greven. With a wife and son to support, Devaivre feels he has little choice but to continue with his work. Screenwriter Jean Aurenche, a man who lives for wine, women and song, refuses to work for Greven, and struggles to find a way to make a living with his words
Chaos by Coline Serreau( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 299 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 )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in French and held by 282 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
Decalage horaire Jet lag by Danile Thompson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"She is running away from a man she hopes she no longer loves. He's running after a woman he believes he still loves. He has a first-class ticket on a flight from New York to Munich. She has a cheap last minute ticket for Mexico City. He is on the verge of a nervous breakdown but won't admit it. She is seeing for the first time with open eyes that her life is a failure. She is chatty, extrovert, doesn't go unnoticed. He is a discreet, taciturn, totally withdrawn. Felix and Rose are so unready to meet each other."--Container
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Mulholland Dr
Alternative Names
Alain Sarde franzsischer Filmproduzent

Alain Sarde French film producer

Ален Сард

الان ساردي


English (114)

French (107)

German (2)

Italian (2)

Chinese (1)

Spanish (1)

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