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Janus Films

Works: 1,315 works in 4,006 publications in 8 languages and 216,801 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  History  Filmed plays  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Short films  Samurai films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, prn, Producer, pre
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Janus Films
Publications by Janus Films
Most widely held works by Janus Films
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
34 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,822 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
23 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 2,345 libraries worldwide
Set in the Middle Ages, the nature of truth and subjective reality are probed in a series of flashbacks from four viewpoints to present the case history of a man's murder and the rape of his wife by a bandit
M by Fritz Lang( visu )
24 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in German and English and held by 1,892 libraries worldwide
Presents a drama based on the actual case of the Dusseldorf murderer recounting the hunt by the law and the underworld for a psychopathic murderer of young girls
Orfeu negro = Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( visu )
30 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,868 libraries worldwide
Story based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice set against the colorful background of the carnival in Rio de Janiero. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this film brought the infectious bossa nova beat to the United States
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( visu )
27 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in Swedish and held by 1,857 libraries worldwide
A distinguished professor emeritus traveling to receive an honorary degree, is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults and accept the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares the film captures a startling voyage of self-discovery and renewed belief in mankind
Lord of the flies by Peter Brook( visu )
18 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,845 libraries worldwide
Thirty English schoolboys are stranded on an uncharted island at the start of the "next" war. With no adults present, they quickly turn into savages
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( visu )
13 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 1,730 libraries worldwide
The classic version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, the towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer
Amarcord by Federico Fellini( visu )
24 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in Italian and held by 1,640 libraries worldwide
"In his carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the Fascist period, Federico Fellini satirizes his youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge, all set to Nino Rota's classic, nostalgia-tinged score."--Container
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( visu )
12 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,604 libraries worldwide
Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, this piece documents the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust and contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps' quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( visu )
16 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 1,586 libraries worldwide
Guido est cinéaste. En panne d'inspiration, il se réfugie alternativement dans une cure thermale, dans ses souvenirs d'enfance, dans des problèmes sentimentaux passablement confus entre sa femme Luisa et sa maîtressse Carla, ou encore dans le rêve, avec Claudia. La ronde finale emportera tout ce monde sans que le problème soit vraiment résolu
L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni( visu )
24 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in Italian and held by 1,473 libraries worldwide
Story about the search for woman who goes missing while on a yacht cruise off the coast of Sicily. Her boyfriend and best friend end up finding each other instead
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
14 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 1,454 libraries worldwide
Reimagines Macbeth in feudal Japan. Starring Kurosawa's longtime collaborator Toshiro Mifune and the legendary Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife, the film tells of a valiant warrior's savage rise to power and his ignominious fall
La règle du jeu : fantaisie dramatique de Jean Renoir = The rules of the game : a dramatic fantasy by Michel Leiris( visu )
26 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in French and English and held by 1,407 libraries worldwide
A scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners, in which a weekend at a marquis's countryside chateau lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haute bourgeois acquaintances. The film was a victim of tumultuous history: it was subjected to cuts after premiere audiences rejected it in 1939, and the original negative was destroyed during World War II. It wasn't reconstructed until 1959. That version, which has stunned viewers for decades, is presented here
Le ballon rouge = The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse( visu )
19 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,359 libraries worldwide
The Red balloon (34 min.) describes a little boy's friendship with a magical red balloon as they have adventures in the streets of Paris. The boy must save the balloon, however, from a gang of urchins who want to destroy it. White Mane (38 min.) tells the story about a boy in the south of France who wins the friendship of a proud wild stallion and together they escape into the sea from the attacks of ranchers
Belle et la Bête = Beauty and the Beast by Jean Cocteau( visu )
19 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in French and held by 1,358 libraries worldwide
Dramatized adaptation of the classic fairy tale about a kindly beast and a self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases him from a terrible magic spell
The third man by Carol Reed( visu )
13 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 1,299 libraries worldwide
An out-of-work American writer, Holly Martins, arrives in post-war Vienna that has been divided into sectors by the victorious allies, and where a shortage of supplies has led to a flourishing black market. He has come to join his old friend Harry Lime, who has offered him a job. On arrival he discovers that Lime has recently dies in a traffic accident. In talking to Lime's friends and associates, Martins notices that their stories are inconsistent, and sets out to discover what really happened to Harry Lime
Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( visu )
13 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 1,285 libraries worldwide
Tokyo Story follows an aging couple, Tomi and Sukichi, on their journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, post-war Tokyo. Their reception is disappointing: too busy to entertain them, their children send them off to a health spa. After Tomi falls ill she and Sukichi return home, while the children, grief-stricken, hasten to be with her
La passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( visu )
14 editions published between 1928 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,279 libraries worldwide
Fiction. Drame historique évoquant le procès et la mort de Jeanne d'Arc. Ce film disparu à la suite d'un incendie, on en retrouve une copie en 1981 dans une institution psychiatrique à Oslo en Norvège. En 1988, le compositeur Richard Einhorn écrit un oratorio inspiré par ce film : Visions of Light. Ces deux oeuvres, le film et l'oratorio, se trouvent réunies pour la première fois dans ce vidéo. Avec Renée Falconetti, Antonin Artaud
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( visu )
31 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in French and English and held by 1,253 libraries worldwide
This François Truffaut's first feature is the partially autobiographical story of a 12-year-old boy, unhappy at home and at school, who finds himself in a detention centre ; he finally escapes and keeps running. Starring Jean-Pierre Lead, Claire Maurier, Albert Remy
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love by Alain Resnais( visu )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in French and English and held by 1,246 libraries worldwide
"A French actress (Emmanuele Riva) and a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering. ... Delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish, in this moody masterwork"--DVD sleeve
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Portuguese (28)
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