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Decae, Henri

Works: 192 works in 392 publications in 6 languages and 6,514 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  History  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Motion pictures  Gangster films 
Roles: Cinematographer, Photographer, Illustrator, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Henri Decae
Publications by Henri Decae
Publications by Henri Decae, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Henri Decae
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( visu )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in French and held by 781 libraries worldwide
Antoine Doinel is a young Parisian boy who is neglected by his derelict parents, skips out on school, sneaks into movies, runs away from home, steals things, and tries, with disastrous results, to return them. Like most kids, he gets into more trouble for things he thinks are right than for his actual trespasses. But, unlike most kids, he gets whacked with the big stick. He lives in a Paris filled with dingy flats, seedy arcades, abandoned factories, and workaday streets. Paris is a city that seems big and full of possibilities only when seen through the eyes of a child
Le samouraï The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
10 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in French and held by 655 libraries worldwide
Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nightclub owner, he finds himself confronted by a series of witnesses, who drop his perfect world into the hands of a persistent police investigator and Jef's shadowy employer, both of whom are determined to put an end to the career criminal
Les quatre cents coups The 400 blows by François Truffaut( visu )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in French and held by 639 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Antoine Doinet lives in a cramped apartment with his mother and stepfather, neglected by them and unlucky at school. Living an intense imaginative life of his own, he gets into trouble and is finally committed to reform school from which he escapes and runs towards the sea, which he has never seen
Plein soleil by René Clément( visu )
17 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 616 libraries worldwide
Ulises: adaptación de "La Odisea" de Homero que narra los esfuerzos de Ulises por llegar a su hogar en Itaca tras los diez años de la Guerra de Troya
Le cercle rouge Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in French and held by 591 libraries worldwide
A master thief is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime. He, a notorious escapee, and an alcoholic ex-cop plan a jewel heist, while being pursued by a police superintendent
Bob le flambeur Bob the gambler by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
5 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in French and English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Bob, un viejo gangster y un jugador empedernido, está casi a punto de arruinarse. Entonces decide, a pesar de las advertencias de los amigos, atracar un casino de Dauville. Todo está planeado a la perfección, pero la policía está informada del asalto y no todo saldrá como Bob espera
Les enfants terribles by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in French and held by 420 libraries worldwide
The hothouse relationship of an adolescent brother and sister leads to tragedy. [c.f. Halliwell's]
Les amants by Louis Malle( visu )
7 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in French and Multiple languages and held by 400 libraries worldwide
A restless bourgeois French woman finds her eye wandering from both her husband and her lover to an attractive passing stranger
Les cousins by Claude Chabrol( visu )
5 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in French and English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Simple, good-hearted country cousin Charles comes to study at the Sorbonne in Paris where he stays at the luxury apartment of Paul, his cynical city cousin. Charles works hard but fails his exams, Paul doesn't but passes and gets Charles's girl. Chabrol's second feature film re-unites Jean-Claude Brialy and Gerard Blain, the two lead actors from his debut feature, 'Le Beau Serge'. Paul (Brialy) is a hedonistic and confident Parisian student living in his uncle's fashionable inner city flat. He spends his time drinking, carousing, sleeping with a variety of female friends and playing the role of matchmaker for his friends, arranging trysts in an ongoing merry go round of bed partners. He is an emotionally remote and decadent man, adhering to a dubious moral code, who approaches his friends love lives with devilish detachment. Charles (Blain) is his naive country cousin, a dedicated student, who stays with Paul whilst studying for his law exams. When Charles is introduced to Paul's swinging set, he instantaneously falls for Florence, a beautiful woman who is intrigued by Charles' innocence. Paul is perturbed as he observes the attraction between the two and the respect that Charles displays for Florence. A clash is inevitable as the rivalry for Florences affection grows. The contrast between the two main characters morality is acute, especially in their attitudes toward women. A dramatic study of class conflict and personal responsibility 'Les Cousins' is a riveting and perverse study of decadent Parisian student life. The City of Lights is captured by Decae's camera as if seen through the amazed eyes of Charles. The film won the Best Film award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1959. Also available on 16mm
Le beau Serge by Claude Chabrol( visu )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in French and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Follows a successful yet sickly young man who returns home to the small village where he grew up. There, he finds himself at odds with his former close friend--now unhappily married and a wretched alcoholic--and the provincial life he represents
Les bonnes femmes by Claude Chabrol( visu )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Four Parisian shop girls, Ginette, Rita, Jacqueline and Jane seek fulfillment and love. Rita has a fiance whose family is obsessed with social status. Jane has a boyfriend in the army, but she still enjoys herself with chance encounters. Ginette has a secret passion that keeps her away from her colleagues at nights. Jacqueline is lonely, but a mysterious motorcyclist constantly follows her
Léon Morin, priest ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Léon Morin is a devoted man of the cloth who is also the crush object of all the women of a small village in Nazi-occupied France. He finds himself most drawn to a sexually frustrated widow, a borderline heretic whose relationship with her confessor is a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire. A triumph of mood, setting, and innuendo, Léon Morin, Priest is an irreverent pleasure from one of French cinema's towering virtuosos
Castle keep by Sydney Pollack( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Toward the end of World War II, a small company of American GI's occupy an ancient castle. Their commander has an affair with the countess in resident. One guy falls in love with a Volksvagon. A baker among them moves in with another baker's wife. A group of shell shocked holy rollers wander the bombed in the streets. A GI art historian tries vainly to protect the castle and its masterpiec es
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud by Louis Malle( visu )
13 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 46 libraries worldwide
París, 1957: Julien Tavernier (Maurice Ronet) es un antiguo paracaidista de la Guerra de Indochina que mantiene una relación amorosa con Florence (Jeanne Moreau), la esposa de su jefe el empresario Simon Carala. Cansados de mantener su idilio oculto, la pareja de amantes decide asesinar a Simon de forma que parezca un suicidio
Operation: daybreak ( visu )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
The mission: Assassinate SS Obergruppenfuehrer Reinhard Heydrich, the diabolical murderer William L. Shirer called 'the genius of the Final Solution'. Witness furious Nazi reprisals, including the annihilation of Lidice. Marvel at the bold last stand of seven patriots. Know these seven were real people in a real time. Ordinary people by everyday standards. Heroes by every other measure
Le silence de la mer by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
7 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in French and Spanish and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Set in occupied France during World War II, an old man and his niece are forced to endure the presence of a Nazi officer in their house in a small village. Vowing never to speak to the invader, the couple listen in silence as the officer pours out his ideas and feelings about music, war and his love of France
Sundays and Cybele ( visu )
in French and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Pierre, a former pilot, just returned home from the French-Indochina war, suffers from amnesia. He leads a pointless life until he meets a 12 year old girl who has been left at a local convent school. A warm attachment develops between the two, but friends become suspicious of their relationship, and tragedy follows
My other husband ( visu )
1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 30 libraries worldwide
A playful French tale of a woman who splits her week between her current husband and family and the ex-spouse she still loves. Eventually the two husbands meet, leading to an emotional and funny resolution
Vier im roten Kreis ( visu )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in German and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Le corniaud The Sucker by Gérard Oury( visu )
1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 20 libraries worldwide
After the luxury car of Mr. Saroyan, an import-export businessman, crashes into his, Antoine Maréchal is offered, as compensation, an all-expenses-paid trip to Naples in a Cadillac. Maréchal accepts eagerly, never dreaming what he is transporting
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Decae, Henri, 1915-1987
Decaë, Henry 1915-1987
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