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Renn Productions

Overview
Works: 216 works in 709 publications in 6 languages and 11,789 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  War films  Animal films  Romance films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Renn Productions
The Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the death of Princess Diana, the queen and her family remain hidden behind tradition and the closed doors of Balmoral. While the heartbroken public becomes disillusioned with their queen's absence, an increasingly popular prime minister, Tony Blair, must convince the monarchy that its desire for privacy could lead to its downfall
Todo sobre mi madre by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

49 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuela is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son, until her son is killed in a car accident
Tess by Roman Polanski( Visual )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic romance, Tess Darbeyville, a beautiful young peasant in late 19th century England, seeks her fortune with the wealthy D'Urbervilles, whom her family believes to be distant relatives. Although Tess rejects the advances of the D'Urberville's son Alex, he forcibly seduces her, leaving her pregnant and alone. After her sickly baby dies, Tess falls in love with Angel, a parson's son, who abandons her on their wedding night after she confesses her past "sin." This forces Tess to return to Alex, a fateful decision with tragic consequences
Jean de Florette ; Manon of the spring = Manon des sources by Claude Berri( Visual )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in French and English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon of the spring: Ten years have passed since the tragic events of Jean de Florette. Jean's daughter Manon, now a beautiful young shepardess in the nearby hills, appears to accuse the Soubeyrans of killing her father. Tragedy results before César, the neighbor who destroyed Jean, learns the truth of his actions
La reine Margot = Queen Margot by Patrice Chéreau( Visual )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrown into a political marriage of convenience by her ruthlessly power-hungry family, the beautiful Margot soon finds herself hopelessly drawn into their murderous affairs. It's then she realizes her only hope of escape lies somewhere between the heroic soldier who loves her and the enemy husband who could save her
Germinal by Claude Berri( Visual )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of the residents of a coal mining town, who are exploited by the mine's owner. One day they decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Jean de Florette by Claude Berri( Visual )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the classic novel by Marcel Pagnol, Jean de Florette and Manon des sources stand as masterpieces of modern French cinema, timeless tales of passion, greed and revenge abounding with beautiful imagery and brilliant performances from the greatest French actors of their generation
Le vieil homme et l'enfant = The two of us = The old man and the boy by Claude Berri( Visual )

5 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Claude Berri's introduction on the title screens reads "This film is a true story but seen through the imagination a child particularly sensitive to the tragic events which surrounded him in occupied France. The warm affection of this family of good people who took him in nevertheless leaves him with a certain poetic nostalgia for this time and a deep gratitude toward them." This film is his re-telling and re-creation of the life of a small Jewish boy from in Nazi-occupied Paris, sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France's liberation. Forced to hide his identity, eight-year-old Claude bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa, who improbably becomes his friend and confidant
Valmont by Miloš Forman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vindictive widow Merteuil bets her friend debaucherous Valmont that he cannot seduce the virtuous (and married) Madame de Tourvel. If Valmont succeeds he may also bed Merteuil, but if he fails he must join a monastery. Set amongst the aristocracy in France in the 18th century
Jean de Florette ; Manon des sources : Jean de Florette 2ème partie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean de Florette: Set amidst the rugged hills of Provence, this epic saga follows the heroic efforts of Jean Cadoret, who inherits a farm from his mother, Florette, and leaves his city job behind, hoping to create a "new Eden" with his wife and daughter. But, unbeknownst to Jean, his greedy neighbor, César Soubeyran, is plotting to steal the land out from under him with a wicked scheme that drives Jean to the brink of madness
The Lover by Jean-Jacques Annaud( Visual )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and French and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Indochina of the 1920s, a 15 year old French schoolgirl and a wealthy Chinese man more than twice her age are thrown together by a twist of fate. It is a moment of instant attraction and before long the couple find themselves caught up in an affair of uncontrollable desires. But this is forbidden love. She is damned by family and friends; he is disowned by his father. But still the star-crossed lovers will not be parted though, even as their passion grows, one question haunts them constantly. Are the bonds of love that tie them, strong enough to surivive the torment of scandal?
The Pinochet case by Patricio Guzmán( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how a small group of people in Madrid laid the groundwork for the incredible feat of catching a dictator 25 years after his rise to power. Crucial to the legal case against Pinochet were the testimonies of victims of the crimes of the his regime. Hundreds of Chileans, relatives of the "disappeared," ex-prisoners who suffered torture and interrogation in secret prisons, traveled to Madrid to testify. The film movingly incorporates their stories and also follows the workings of the British legal system that ensued
The ogre( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A grotesque fairy tale about Hitler's Germany in which a naïve mechanic comes to symbolize the seductive appeal of the Nazi regime."--Container
French twist = French twist by Josiane Balasko( Visual )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in French and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy about how a cheating husband trying to win his wife back from his lesbian rival
Lucie Aubrac by Claude Berri( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in French and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, this is the dramatic tale of a husband and wife along with their associates in the French Resistance during several months of 1943
Uranus by Claude Berri( Visual )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in French and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small village in post-World War II France. An informer seeking revenge on a tavern owner claims a Nazi collaborator is hiding in the tavern. This throws the village into an uproar
Viva Pedro : the Almodóvar collection by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight of director Pedro Almodóvar's original films
La séparation by Christian Vincent( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in French and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne tells her husband, Pierre, that she is in love with another man. He seems to accept this as a fact of life and refrains from asking the most burning questions. However, as Anne continues to see the "other man", Pierre becomes more violent and it begins to dawn on them that something intangible has happened which cannot be put right
Amen by Rolf Hochhuth( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Waffen-SS officer employed in the SS Hygiene Institute, is shocked to learn that the process he has developed to eradicate typhus is now being used for killing Jews in extermination camps. When he attempts to notify the Pope about the gassings he is appalled by the lack of response he gets from the Catholic hierarchy, except for one priest
The Bear by André Lacombe( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in Undetermined and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the majestic mountains of British Columbia in 1885, centers on a precocious bear cub and an old grizzled Grizzly as they struggle to endure the harsh wilderness and survive their deadliest foe--man. An unrelenting battle of strength, wits, and ultimately, character is at hand, and there is no predicting the outcome when two of nature's greatest killers face off
 
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Todo sobre mi madreJean de Florette ; Manon of the spring = Manon des sourcesJean de FloretteThe LoverUranusViva Pedro : the Almodóvar collectionLa séparation