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Decae, Henri

Works: 228 works in 453 publications in 4 languages and 7,158 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  History  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Motion pictures 
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 )
20 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in French and held by 1,512 libraries worldwide
Sensitively recreating the trials of Truffaut's own childhood, portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime
Le samouraï The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
10 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in French and held by 658 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
Plein soleil by René Clément( visu )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in French and held by 615 libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, this film stars Alain Delon as Tom Ripley, a duplicitous American charmer in Rome on a mission to bring his privileged acquaintance Philippe Greenleaf back to the United States; what initially seems a carefree tale of friendship soon morphs into a thrilling saga of seduction, identity theft, and murder
Le cercle rouge Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in French and held by 600 libraries worldwide
"A piene libere de prison, un truand monte un casse dans une bijouterie avec l'aide d'un gangster evade et d'un ancien policier alcoolique. Le coup reussit. Le receleur, effraye par l'importance du butin, leur recommande de s'adresser a un specialiste. Ce dernier n'est autre que le commissaire charge de l'enquete qui finit par leur tendre un piege..." -- Container
Bob le flambeur Bob the gambler by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
5 editions published between 1955 and 2007 in French and held by 523 libraries worldwide
Bob the Gambler, a retired bank robber, decides after a run of bad-luck to mastermind a raid on the casino at Deauville. An underworld comedy of manners unfolds as Bob's morality is tested through the double-crosses of the other protagonists and an unforseen murder. [container notes]
Les enfants terribles by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in French and held by 423 libraries worldwide
The hothouse relationship of an adolescent brother and sister leads to tragedy. [c.f. Halliwell's]
Les amants by Louis Malle( visu )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in French and Multiple languages and held by 409 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 367 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 337 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 )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and held by 265 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
Cybèle : ou, Les dimanches de Ville d'Avray ( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in French and held by 201 libraries worldwide
A psychologically damaged war veteran and a neglected child begin a startlingly intimate friendship, one that ultimately ignites the suspicion and anger of his friends and neighbors in suburban Paris. It becomes a stirring contemplation of an alliance between two troubled souls
Les quatre cents coups The 400 blows by François Truffaut( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in French and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Les Quatres Cents Coups: A 12-year-old boy, unhappy at home, finds himself in a detention centre but finally escapes and keeps running [c.f. Halliwell's]
Léon Morin, priest ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 167 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 81 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
Le silence de la mer by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
6 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in French and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Set in occupied France during World War II, an old man and his beutiful niece are forced to endure the presence of a Nazi officer. 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
Operation: daybreak ( visu )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 38 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
Sundays and Cybele ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 34 libraries worldwide
A war pilot with amnesia develops a friendship with a 12-year-old orphan girl, until his motives are misinterpreted by the authorities
Nur die Sonne war Zeuge ( visu )
10 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in German and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Der junge, attraktive Amerikaner Tom Ripley liebt Luxus und Müßiggang. Das nötige Geld fehlt ihm ebenso wie jegliche moralische Hemmung. So schreckt er nicht vor Mord zurück, um auf diese Weise die Stelle eines reichen Schulfreundes einzunehmen, der es sich in Europa gutgehen lässt. Das Bankkonto des Toten öffnet Ripley, dem Meister der Verstellung, das Tor zum erträumten Paradies. Ist Ripley wirklich der perfekte Mord gelungen? (Quelle:
Fahrstuhl zum Schafott ( visu )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Florence Carala und ihr Liebhaber Julien Tavernier planen zusammen das perfekte Verbrechen an ihrem Ehemann. Julien konstruiert ein unanfechtbares Alibi. Er tötet Simon Carala und täuscht einen Selbstmord vor. Durch Zufall, der Portier hat den Strom abgestellt, bleibt Julien im Fahrstuhl stecken. Während er versucht zu entkommen, stehlen Jugendliche sein Auto und töten zwei deutsche Touristen. Nun wird nach Julien gefahndet aufgrund eines Verbrechens, das er nicht begangen hat
My other husband ( visu )
1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 28 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
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Decae, Henri 1915-1987
Decaë, Henry 1915-1987
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